30 May 2012

Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is an 'intense focus'

Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is an 'intense focus'
Washington Post
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said that television is an area of “intense focus” for the company as it seeks to add products that can build on the success of Macs, iPhones and iPads. “This is an area of intense focus ...

Google Chromebook, Chromebox: Visual Tour
Thomas Claburn 05/30/2012 Samsung's new hardware combined with Google's upgraded Chrome operating system could finally pose a challenge to Windows or Mac OS X personal computers. Samsung's new Chromebook Series 5 550, and its screenless, ...

Dragon Capsule Readied for Space Station Departure
ABC News
Space station astronauts readied the world's first commercial supply ship Wednesday for its early morning return to Earth just like NASA's old-time capsules. The unmanned Dragon capsule was due to splash down into the Pacific on Thursday, ...

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Shows Up on Benchmark Site
By Melanie Pinola, PCWorld May 30, 2012 11:39 AM The reference Nexus tablet shown at CES 2012Google's long-awaited Nexus tablet has popped up on benchmarking site Rightware. According to the specs, the tablet, dubbed the Nexus 7, will use a quad-core ...

Internet traffic to explode; thank your phone and tablet
Buckle up and hold onto your phones, tablets, digital video clips and Wi-Fi connections, because they're all contributing to a global explosion in Internet traffic. It's expected to increase four times to 1.3 zettabytes by 2016, according to Cisco's ...

Analysis: Even after hiring bankers, RIM running out of options
By Alastair Sharp and Nadia Damouni | TORONTO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd (RIM.TO)(RIMM.O) may be running out options as it struggles to turn around its slumping fortunes with the help of a coterie of investment bankers ...

Verizon boosting its home broadband speeds
Los Angeles Times
By Salvador Rodriguez Verizon announced plans to introduce next month a new Internet service that will double the download speeds of its current top service, which is already the fastest mass-scale service in the country. The company will also more ...

Nest smart thermostat to be sold in Apple retail stores
The Nest smart thermostat may soon by sitting on an Apple store shelf near you, an appropriate move for a company created by the former senior vice president of Apple's iPod division. iLounge is reporting that the thermostat, which has gained much ...


Iran: 'Flame' virus fight began with oil attack
The Associated Press
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, AP – 1 minute ago TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures — cutting off Internet links to Iran's Oil Ministry, rigs and the hub for nearly ...

1 in 6 Windows PCs naked as a jaybird online
By John Leyden • Get more from this author One in six Windows PCs worldwide are hooked up to the internet with no basic security software, according to a study by McAfee. The computer security firm's study, conducted across 24 countries using data from ...

Report: Sony almost dropped discs for next console
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY For its potential successor to the PlayStation 3, Sony strongly considered a console that would kill the need for disc-based games. According to the Wall Street Journal, citing "people familiar with the matter," Sony was ...


Zynga CEO says stock slide not hurting recruiting
| RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (Reuters) - Zynga Inc (ZNGA.O) Chief Executive Mark Pincus said the recent slide in the company's stock price has not hindered employee recruitment, and it was too early to tell whether the $183 million purchase of the ...

Here's the chart that explains Facebook's IPO mess
Facebook and its bankers were in a bind when pricing shares because the stock had already traded so high on the private market. by Paul Sloan May 30, 2012 11:31 AM PDT Follow @paulsloan Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Mary Meeker at D10.

Patent investor Nathan Myhrvold is okay with being unpopular, dammit
Intellectual Ventures founder and chief executive Nathan Myhrvold doesn't need you to like him. “I'm okay with not being popular. I never was a popular kid in my class, and I'm not a popular kid in this class,” he said, referring to the crowd at All ...


Goodbye Google Places, hello more Google Plus
By Doug Gross, CNN Google Plus Local is the Web giant's latest effort to incorporate its social site into its other products. (CNN) -- Google Places is gone, replaced by a new feature that combines its Google Plus social site and renowned restaurant ...

RIM Shares Open Lower After CEO's Warning
Wall Street Journal
By WILL CONNORS TORONTO—Research In Motion Ltd. dropped nearly 10% Wednesday as investors fled the BlackBerry maker after its chief executive warned of worse-than-expected first-quarter results and as hopes for a turnaround diminish.

Visual Networking Index
Ars Technica
Networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many residential, business, and mobile IP networking trends are being driven largely by a combination of video, social networking and advanced collaboration ...

Google Apps Clears Key Security Hurdle
Google Apps for Business wins ISO 27001 certification, potentially opening the door to wider adoption in government and regulated industries. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Google said Monday it had received ISO 27001 certification for Google Apps ...

Google+ Unlocks the Power of Zagat With 'Local' Tab
Google+ rolled out on Wednesday a new 'Local' tool that allows users to share and find information about nearby places — from museums and spas to restaurants and hotels. In addition to tapping a user's network or “Circles,” the new service also ...

Brin Offers Close-Up View of Google's Project Glass
PC Magazine
By Adario Strange The details, features, and possible uses of the experimental device known as Project Glass have been parsed over and examined in exhaustive detail by observers. But until now analysis of the device has been limited to far away images, ...

Apple's Tim Cook promises 'incredible' products, offers no details
Washington Post
Tim Cook was evasive — but frankly evasive — on stage at the 10th All Things Digital conference, where he was asked about upcoming products. According to a live blog of the speech from All Things Digital's Ina Fried, Cook said he has “never been as ...

Nest Learning Thermostat Added to Apple Store
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot The Apple Store is slowly becoming an all-in-one shopping experience, today adding the Nest Learning Thermostat to its inventory. The thermostat, which is reminiscent of an iPod classic click wheel, is available now for $249.95, ...

New Chromebook, Chromebox; Galaxy S III Hits Europe; New iPhone Images?
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The Chromebook concept is familiar: an ultraportable notebook running Chrome OS, but the Chromebox is new. It's a mini PC running the Chrome OS for people who want some screen flexibility in their Chrome OS experience.

New Apple TV OS to debut at WWDC, report says
by Roger Cheng May 30, 2012 7:21 AM PDT Follow @RogerWCheng Apple may show off an updated version of its Apple TV operating system at next week's World Wide Developer Conference, according to BGR. The new version is expected to be packed with more ...

Computer virus briefly hits Iran's oil industry
The Associated Press
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, AP – 1 minute ago TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's key oil industry was briefly affected by the powerful computer virus known as "Flame" that has unprecedented data-snatching capabilities and can eavesdrop on computer users, ...

SpaceX signs contract to launch world's most powerful rocket
Fox News
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), which designs and launches rockets as well as spacecraft, said on Tuesday it signed the first commercial contract to launch the world's most powerful rocket. The Falcon Heavy rocket will launch a communications ...

HTC slips One X, Evo 4G past Apple US patent ban
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author HTC's latest smartphones have passed inspection by US customs while en route to American pockets, rendering an import ban won by Apple useless. The fruity firm got a blocking order from the International ...

Microsoft offers Skype to OEMs for preinstallation
Microsoft seems to be finally starting to leverage Skype in a more intelligent way. The company is reportedly offering OEMs the opportunity to pre-install Skype on Windows PCs. The new OEM preinstallation kit allows Skype 5.8 to be silently installed ...


Sprint to sever Nextel network next year: report
TG Daily
The "Nextel" part of Sprint Nextel will officially be a thing of the past by around this time next year. CNN is reporting that the company will axe the Nextel network - which it acquired several years ago in an effort to increase its presence in the...

TG Daily

Original iPad with dual connectors fetches US$10200 on eBay
by Vincent Chang | 30 May 2012 7:02pm SGT Notice how the dock connector is located at the side instead of below the Home button? Would you pay US$10000 for a first-gen iPad? A buyer in the US certainly felt it was worth that amount--this particular ...


Yes, The Windows 8 Release Preview Has Been Leaked, And No, You Shouldn't ...
Days ahead of the official launch of the Windows 8 Release preview, an unofficial version has been leaked onto the internet. But even if you're the sort of person to go searching for leaked builds, you shouldn't get too excited about this one because ...


Two small asteroids buzz Earth in one-two punch
Fox News
Two small asteroids zipped close by Earth in back-to-back flybys of the planet Monday (May 28) and Tuesday. While both space rocks came well within the moon's orbit, they posed no danger to our planet, NASA scientists say. The newfound asteroid 2012 ...

Microsoft wants Xbox to be the entertainment hub for all your devices
By Matthew DeCarlo In a pre-E3 pep talk, Microsoft highlighted the Xbox 360's ongoing success and teased some plans to keep its momentum rolling. The company has sold 67 million units since the console launched in 2005, generating over $56 billion at ...

Indus Valley civilization collapsed because of climate change
Mother Nature Network
The Harappan civilization likely moved east, abandoning its many cities, as rivers that were rich with monsoon water became dry. By Charles Choi, LiveScienceTue, May 29 2012 at 8:34 AM EST EARLY CIVILIZATION: Excavated ruins of Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan ...

Mother Nature Network

Creative reveals Sound BlasterAxxT wireless speakers
Creative hasn't exactly been making headlines as of late, but the company is hoping its latest products will bring you back to the brand. Today Creative has announced the Sound BlasterAxxT, a wireless speaker powered by Bluetooth that's compatible with ...


Exclusive: Which iPhone carrier is the best in your city?
By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech May 30, 2012: 8:00 AM ET 3G network speeds vary by city and carrier, according to data compiled by SwayMarkets' CarrierCompare iPhone app -- but speed alone doesn't tell the whole story. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The myth: ...

Rumored Facebook purchase of Face.com spotlights facial recognition
By Cameron Scott | IDG News Service Whether or not Facebook acquires facial recognition services provider Face.com, as rumors say it will, the persistence of the speculation calls attention to the expanding use of the technology in social applications.

Not just the browser: why buying Opera makes sense for Facebook
Ars Technica (blog)
by Matthew Braga - May 30, 2012 2:10 pm UTC Independent UK technology blog Pocket-lint first reported last week that, according to "trusted sources," Facebook was engaged in acquisition talks with Norwegian web developer Opera Software.

Ars Technica (blog)

Sharp ships Pantone 5 ICS smartphone with radiation detector
Japanese manufacturer Sharp has added one new, unexpected feature to its new Android-based smartphone. Meet the Pantone 5 with an inbuilt radiation detector, a feature which is likely to be very popular around the region of Fukushima.

Leaked iPhone Photos Show Bigger Screen, Aluminum Back
PCWorld (blog)
By Ed Oswald, PCWorld May 30, 2012 6:24 AM If you are hoping the next iPhone will finally sport a bigger screen, the latest Apple rumors may bring a smile to your face. The case also shows bigger speakers that will presumably improve sound quality, ...

A Beefy Miracle: Fedora 17 arrives with GNOME 3.4 and GIMP 2.8
Ars Technica (blog)
by Ryan Paul - May 30, 2012 12:23 pm UTC The developers behind the Fedora project have announced the official release of Fedora 17, codenamed Beefy Miracle. The update includes the latest version of the GNOME desktop environment and a number of other ...

Look Now for Venus to Cross the Sun, or Wait Another Century
New York Times
PHILADELPHIA — Observing the dark circle of Venus cross the face of the Sun on June 3, 1769, from his farm about 20 miles northwest of here, David Rittenhouse left a curious gap in his account of that day. An exhibit at the American Philosophical ...

New York Times

Samsung's Newest iPhone Rival—Galaxy S III—Hits Europe
Wall Street Journal
AP Samsung Electronics Co.'s new flagship smartphone went on sale Tuesday in 28 European and Middle Eastern countries, as the cellphone giant upgraded its high-end device to compete with rival Apple Inc.'s iPhone. The Galaxy S III smartphones hit the ...

Wall Street Journal

Candid camera? Mark Zuckerberg, then-girlfriend make surprise cameo in Chinese ...
Washington Post
BEIJING — Social media sites and blogs have lit up after eagle-eyed viewers spotted a surprise cameo in a Chinese TV documentary about the country's police force: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his now-wife, Priscilla Chan.

Mobile technology helps to improve diet, activity levels | theheart.org
Chicago, IL - Use of mobile technology, coaching by email or telephone, and financial incentives helped a group of study participants to improve their eating and activity habits, according to an article published May 28, 2012 in the Archives of ...
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How Mobile Technology is Changing World Travel - Cool Infographics
By Randy
Featured in the Tech & Science category. The Cool Infographics ... The How Mobile Technology is Changing World Travel infographic from MyDestination.com shares some interesting statistics when it comes to traveling. Back in 1903 when ...
Cool Infographics

Kurion acquires nuclear to glass cleanup tech — Cleantech News ...
By Adam Lesser
Kurion, a startup that has developed technology that cleans up nuclear waste and is one of the most successful cleantech firms you haven't heard of, has been acquiring more cleanup tech.
GigaOM Pro

Check Out The Technology That Facebook Just Paid $100 Million ...
By Dylan Love
Check Out The Creepy Technology Facebook Is Paying ~ $100 Million To Have. 1/15 ... Facebook is reportedly purchasing Face.com for $100 million to obtain its photo facial recognition technology and its high-featured camera app called KLIK. KLIK is a mobile camera that operates a lot like Instagram with photo filters and social sharing features. But it's smarter; it can .... 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know (sample); 10 Things Before the Opening Bell (sample); Politics in 60 ...

When Technology Works, It Seems Like Magic
New York Times (blog)
So much for German technology. I needed a faster solution. Too bad it was the middle of the night back in the States, where my layout guy, who also had the files, was deep asleep. I wondered if I had a set of the files on my computer at home.

Decade of the Cloud? Tech Leaders Say It's Working Out That Way
Imagine sitting in a room of technology leaders in the year 2020, reflecting on the decade that just passed. What would they be saying about the progression of businesstechnology in the 2010s? That's the scenario the Software & Information Industry ...


Mourning becomes electric: Tech changes the way we grieve
"Technology has pervaded all aspects of our lives, and the honoring of our dearly departed is no exception." At the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association's convention in Las Vegas in March, high-tech companies mingled with the more ...

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