25 May 2012

ISS Welcomes SpaceX Dragon

ISS Welcomes SpaceX Dragon - First Private Spacecraft At Station
Wired News
By Jason Paur The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft successfully berthed with the International Space Station this morning after a long overnight approach including several unplanned maneuvers. The crew at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California concluded ...

Giant Telescope Project Goes to South Africa, Australia
Wall Street Journal
A consortium of countries chose South Africa and Australia to share a groundbreaking €1.5 billion ($1.87 billion) radio telescope that will be the biggest and most sensitive instrument of its kind. The telescope, known as the Square Kilometer Array, ...

Diablo 3 review: Games this thoughtfully crafted don't happen very often
Washington Post
Diablo 3 is the first game to render Diablo 2 obsolete. With Diablo 2 and its 2001 expansion, Lord of Destruction, Blizzard set a standard for loot-based action RPGs that everyone else struggled to meet. There were better looking games over the course ...

You can now 'Bump' photos to your computer
By Taylor Hatmaker, Tecca Bump, a photo sharing app and longtime App Store all-star, just took its flavor of seamless swapping to the next level. The app, which has been around since the mobile dark ages of 2009, was originally conceived as a way to...


Apple CEO Cook gives up $75M in stock dividends
By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY Apple CEO Tim Cook is foregoing about $75 million in payouts tied mostly to the restricted shares he received when he replaced the late Steve Jobs last year. Paul Sakuma, AP Apple CEO Tim Cook announces the new iPad in San...


Astronomers prepare for rare transit of Venus
Los Angeles Times
By Thomas H. Maugh II On June 5, astronomers will witness an astronomical event that has been observed in the modern era only six times previously, a passage or transit of the planet Venus across the face of the sun. The next time such an event will ...

Report: Google Picks Up HP's webOS Enyo Team
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius HP will reportedly hand over a portion of the team behind its Enyo HTML5-based webOS framework to Google. As reported by The Verge, several Enyo team members - including leader Matt McNulty and many of those behind the software's ...

Google tablet set to be unveiled at I/O conference?
A new report by technology site TechnoBuffalo claims Google will unveil the tablet at its I/O conference on June 27. by Don Reisinger May 25, 2012 9:23 AM PDT Google is set to unveil its long-rumored tablet at its I/O conference next month, ...

Galaxy S III may arrive in Canada on June 20
Newly leaked details suggest that Samsung's flagship Android smartphone enters the Canadian atmosphere on June 20. by Scott Webster May 25, 2012 9:08 AM PDT Follow @swebster77 Canadians may soon expect a Samsung Galaxy S III announcement.

Bonn climate talks end in discord and disappointment
The Guardian
The latest round of international climate change talks finished on Friday in discord and disappointment, with some participants concerned that important progress made last year was being unpicked. At the talks, countries were supposed to set out a ...

Google releases data on piracy, takes copyright infringement pretty seriously
Christian Science Monitor
Ever wondered what Google does when copyright holders complain their work is being pirated? Now we know. On Thursday, Google released a huge amount of data on how it responds to copyright-related takedown requests. By Jeff Ward-Bailey / May 25, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Here's what video shot with Google Glasses looks like
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Turns out these shades are great for taking photos and capturing video, as showcased in the clip above and through images unveiled during the Google+ Photographer's Conference in San Francisco. The video posted above features ...


Facebook Camera for iPhone takes best of Instagram
Christian Science Monitor
Facebook has released a photo-sharing app called Facebook Camera. So how does it stack up with Instagram? By Matthew Shaer / May 25, 2012 Facebook Camera, a new photo-sharing app, comes on the heels of Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram.

Christian Science Monitor

IBM bans Dropbox, Siri and rival cloud tech at work
By John Leyden • Get more from this author IBM has banned employees from using Dropbox and Apple's iCloud at work as it claws back permission to use third-party cloud services. The rethink has also resulted in a edict against the iPhone 4S's Siri voice ...

Microsoft's upgrade avalanche a challenge for IT pros
By Juan Carlos Perez | IDG News Service Microsoft is in the midst of an unprecedented, massive upgrade cycle for its enterprise software products, a refresh wave that represents a major challenge for CIOs and IT managers responsible for charting their ...

Hands-on with The Leap: It's smaller, better, and faster than you even thought
In our hands-on with The Leap, the new device taking the computing world by storm proves itself. This week consumer motion tech made big steps — leaps actually. Startup Leap Motion introduced The Leap, a pocket-sized piece of technology that turns ...


Verizon likely to divest spectrum for cable deal
Verizon's proposed $3.6 billion deal to snatch up unused AWS spectrum from a coalition of cable companies in exchange for joint marketing will likely require the carrier to divest some of that spectrum. Senator Herb Kohl, chairman of the Senate ...

Time to reintroduce horse armor, Skyrim 1.6 update to add mounted combat
Bethesda is continuing the trend of releasing fancy features for free as we wait for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's first big DLC release, Dawnguard. With patch 1.6, Skyrim will be seeing the addition of fully mounted melee and ranged combat -- no horse ...


Absinthe 2.0 Untethered Jailbreak Released for iOS 5.1.1
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Looking to install unofficial third-party apps on your newly updated iDevice? You're in luck. The Chronic Dev Team this week released a new untethered jailbreak for devices running iOS 5.1.1. "After copious amounts of work and many ...

Google's Motorola buy seen boosting Android in workplace
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - With the closing of Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility this week, talk of the possibilities for Android in the enterprise has spiked. While Android has taken the consumer market by storm -- the OS ...

Another RIM exec jumps ship
TG Daily
It seems anyone with an important title at Research in Motion is jumping away before it's too late. This time, it's Patrick Spence, the man who used to be the head of global sales for the Blackberry manufacturer. He was at RIM for a whopping 14 years, ...

TG Daily

Piper Jaffray details 10 Apple strengths for share price run up to $1000 - report
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong Investment bank Piper Jaffray issued a note on Friday highlighting 10 key points, which range from anticipated future products to China iPhone growth, that it believes will drive shares of Apple up to $1000 in the next couple of years.

With Gas Prices Down, Memorial Day Travel Up, Say Twitter, Facebook
U.S. News & World Report
By Meg Handley Get ready for traffic jams and other holiday travel headaches. If the chatter on Twitter and Facebook is right, a whole lot more Americans are going to be on the road and in the air this Memorial Day weekend. Conversations about Memorial ...

Climate change allows once-rare British butterfly to thrive
Christian Science Monitor
Although it's well known that climate change can prompt plants and animals to shift the ranges in which they live, the brown argus (Aricia agestis) has widened its living quarters with unusual speed, according to an analysis of decades of data ...

Christian Science Monitor

Nokia Launches Budget Windows Phone Lumia 610
Nokia's Windows Phone lineup now covers all the bases, from the low-end Lumia 610 to the high-end Lumia 900. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek Nokia said that it will launch the Lumia 610, a Windows Phone-based device aimed at budget-minded buyers, ...

It's Official: Google Is Now a Hardware Company
By Brad Stone and Peter Burrows on May 22, 2012 Last August, Google (GOOG) Chief Executive Officer Larry Page fulfilled a pledge made to one of his senior executives, a square-jawed former attorney named Dennis Woodside. Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook had ...

Living with the Leaf for six months
Vancouver Sun
Andrew McCredie begins a long-term test drive of the all-electric Nissan Leaf today. Over the course of the next six months, The Vancouver Sun journalist will write about living in Vancouver with an electric car. He'll chronicle the ups and the downs, ...

NASA's Rover Will Explore Mars
NASA may not be sending up manned shuttles anymore, but that doesn't mean we're done exploring the solar system—not by a long shot. On August 5th, the space agency's new flagship rover is expected to land on Mars as part of an unprecedented search for ...

Eugene Polley, Conjuror of a Device That Changed TV Habits, Dies at 96
New York Times
Eugene Polley, an inventor whose best-known creation has fostered blissful sloth, caused decades of domestic discord and forever altered the way consumers watch television, died on Sunday in Downers Grove, Ill. Mr. Polley, the inventor of the wireless ...

Cloak-on-a-chip unveiled
An invisibility-cloak array made up of more than 25000 individual minuscule cloaks has been built by a team of researchers in the US. The array is the first of its kind and operates in the visible frequency range. Individual cloaks could be used as ...

Text or Talk: Is Technology Making You Lonely? - Forbes
So it seems that because technology makes it easier to stay in touch while keeping .... This is a great reminder not to solely depend on tech for developing new ...

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