09 May 2012

Google Seeks New Trial In Oracle Case

Google Seeks New Trial In Oracle Fight
By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Google on Tuesday filed a motion asking the judge hearing Oracle's copyright and patent lawsuit against Google to declare a mistrial. Google's legal team on Monday indicated it would seek a new trial when the jury ...

Symantec Leapfrogs McAfee in Mobile Security
By Antone Gonsalves, CSO With mobile security on the radar of corporations, the race is on between Symantec and Intel-owned McAfee to solve the big headache troubling IT: bring-your-own device (BYOD). For now, Symantec has the edge with its latest ...

HP Announces New Ultrabooks, Introduces 'Sleekbooks'
Wired News
By Alexandra Chang The HP Envy Spectre XT has an all-metal body and weight only 3.07 pounds. Photo: HP HP has expanded its ever-slimming laptop line with the introduction of five new devices. The company introduced on Wednesday new Ultrabooks that are ...

Wired News

Appeals court grants wax seal to Maker's Mark
By BRETT BARROUQUERE A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but an appeals court says a liquor bottle with a red dripping wax seal by any name other than Maker's Mark would be illegal. Noting that "all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is ...
New Antarctic ice shelf threatened by warming
By Chris Wickham | LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are predicting the disappearance of another vast ice shelf in Antarctica by the end of the century that will accelerate rising sea levels. The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea on the ...
HP VP of Industrial Design: Apple doesn't own silver
Hewlett-Packard's industrial design chief dismisses a claim that the company's newest notebook looks like Apple's MacBook Air, arguing that form follows function. by Josh Lowensohn May 9, 2012 11:36 AM PDT Follow @Josh Telling the head of industrial ...

Sand dunes on Mars can be surprisingly swift
Towering sand dunes on Mars, once thought to be ancient and unchanging, are actually dynamic and active today, new satellite observations show. Using advanced optical images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's ...

Investor wants Yahoo CFO or media boss as temp CEO
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO May 9 (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc's largest outside shareholder said the Internet company should make its finance chief or head of media the interim chief executive because of the controversy surrounding CEO Scott Thompson's ...
Report: Zuckerberg to appear at Facebook IPO event Friday in Palo Alto
San Jose Mercury News
By Brandon Bailey Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is escorted by security guards as he departs New York City's Sheraton Hotel May 7, 2012. Facebook Inc. kicked off its IPO roadshow in New York on Monday, attracting hundreds of investors to the ...
Take-Two delays 'BioShock Infinite' to February 2013
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Take-Two has delayed the release of “BioShock Infinite,” an eagerly awaited shooter game set in 1912. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. said Wednesday that the game will launch on Feb. 26, rather than in October as it said previously.
Wolfenstein 3D' turns 20, celebrates by going free to play
Stay up to speed with news and reviews on video games for the PC, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Android, iPhone, iPad, Facebook and more. Wednesday is the 20th anniversary of "Wolfenstein 3D," which essentially laid the groundwork for the ...

Review: 'Starhawk' a bumpy ride through space
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY The ingredients for the PlayStation 3 adventure Starhawk look promising on paper: third-person shooting, dog fights in outer space and a build-and-battle system borrowing loosely from real-time strategy games.


Google's self-driving car: Is this the next generation of autos?
Washington Post
Remember how adult you felt when you first got your driver's permit? Make sure it's preserved in your mind to tell your children, because now it's Google's self-driving car that's spreading its wings. The company's pie-in-the-sky project was approved ...
News Summary: Orangutans Use iPads to Communicate
ABC News
GOING APES: Several zoos are experimenting with computers. Six orangutans at Miami's Jungle Island use an iPad to communicate and as part of a mental stimulus program. WHAT THEY DO: 8-year-old orangutan twins draw, play games and expand their ...
Pogoplug service turns your computers into private cloud
By Lucas Mearian Computerworld - Cloud service provider Pogoplug today unveiled Pogoplug Team, which allows home offices and small businesses to turn file servers or spare PCs into pools of storage accessible from the Web.

Peru says 5000 birds, nearly 900 dolphins dead
LIMA — The Peruvian government said Wednesday that 5000 birds, mostly pelicans, and nearly 900 dolphins have died off the country's northern coast, possibly due to rising temperatures in Pacific waters. The country's northern beaches were earlier this ...


One photo captures 100000 swarming stars in cluster
A ball of some of the oldest stars in the universe looks like a swarm of bees in a new view from an observatory in Chile. The photo, released Wednesday, was taken by a European Southern Observatory telescope and shows 100000 stars crowded together in ...


Facebook offers suicide-prevention lifeline for military families
Los Angeles Times
By Michelle Maltais Facebook is connecting with military-support and service organizations to offer customized suicide-prevention services for veterans, active service members and their families. For many members of military families, social media ...
Do non-iPad tablets stand a chance?
At CTIA 2012, Walt Mossberg, Samsung, and Barnes & Noble weigh in on the state of slates. by Jessica Dolcourt May 9, 2012 10:17 AM PDT Follow @jdolcourt It's big, it's heavy, and it's hardly portable. Is Toshiba's 13-inch tablet already dead in the ...

How a humongous garbage patch in the Pacific breeds new bugs (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
The great Pacific garbage patch has created a new breeding ground for a marine insect, which in turn is changing Pacific ecosystems. By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer / May 9, 2012 This March 2011 photo shows a Japanese home adrift in the ...

Christian Science Monitor

Data overload threatens mobile networks
Financial Times
By Paul Taylor in New York Back in the early 2000s mobile network operators were clamouring to sign up new subscribers to “unlimited” data plans to offset what they correctly perceived to be a steady decline in mobile voice revenues.
Huawei Launches CloudEngine Series – New Data Center Switches
Daily Disruption
By Bill Klump | @TheKlumper | May 9th, 2012 Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider today launched its innovative CloudEngine series switches at Interop 2012. The CloudEngine series switches provide ...
T-Mobile goes back to lampooning AT&T iPhone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Six months after AT&T's deal to buy T-Mobile USA collapsed, T-Mobile's TV ads are going back on the attack against a favorite target: AT&T Inc. Philipp Humm, the CEO of T-Mobile, showed off a new ad Tuesday featuring a hapless man on ...
Amazon Continues to Set The Customer Satisfaction Bar High
Daily Disruption
By Duane Barnhart | @dailydisrupt | May 9th, 2012 A record 36 of the top 100 online retailers achieve the “threshold for excellence” on the annual Top 100 E-Retail Satisfaction Index from customer experience analytics firm ForeSee.
Sprint: A Better Network is Coming
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan NEW ORLEANS—Sprint executives today laid out their plans for a better 3G network, wider push-to-talk capabilities, and a solid LTE 4G experience during a breakfast at the CTIA Wireless trade show. We've already heard how Sprint is ...
Twitter Downplays Breach That Exposed Passwords
Nearly 60000 Twitter usernames and passwords released via Pastebin, but social networking service says half are for blocked spam accounts or duplicates. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Tens of thousands of Twitter users' email addresses and ...
AT&T Sales: Nokia Lumia 900 Demand Exceeding Supply
Vision 2 Mobile
AT&T must be struggling to keep pace with the demand for the Nokia Lumia 900, a smartphone powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. "Demand has been outstripping supply for the first couple of weeks, and we've been working hard to rectify ...
Microsoft, Facebook may be working on smartphone together
Connect with TechFlash on our Facebook page for all the latest technology news headlines and commentary, plus information and access to special events, photos from events, promotions and more. by Emily Parkhurst on Wednesday, May 9, 2012,...
AT&T HTC One X gets rooted with one simple click
While HTC claims restrictions prevent them from unlocking the bootloader of the AT&T HTC One X, that has not stopped the development community from banding together to unlock root access on the phone. A new post by kennethpenn on XDA-Developers ...

Cornell Chronicle: Architect chosen for CornellNYC Tech
"The CornellNYC Tech project is about accelerating innovation in the technology sector, particularly in New York City, by connecting leading-edge academic ...

Rockmelt CEO Talks Tech, Social Media - Yahoo! News
Rockmelt CEO Talks Tech, Social Media. 13 mins ago. CNBC 5:59 | 0 views. Eric Vishria, Rockmelt co-founder & CEO, discusses Rockmelt, which he says looks ...

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