10 May 2012

Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

Nvidia GeForce GTX 670
PC Magazine
Excellent performance for the price. Uses relatively little power. Includes full range of current-generation Nvidia features. Not quite the fastest card out there. Blocks a second expansion slot. Unless you need the absolute fastest single-GPU card on ...

Vast Antarctic ice sheet 'in play' with global warming
Part of Antarctica's Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf is seen in the Weddell Sea. Two new studies project the shelf will disappear by 2100, potentially releasing ice trapped on Antarctica's largest ice sheet. Scientists have long focused on Antarctica's ...


T-Mobile Mum on Reports of MetroPCS Merger
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius T-Mobile was coy today when asked about reports that its parent company, Deutsche Telekom AG, is pursuing a merger with MetroPCS. "You will understand that we don't comment on speculations," T-Mobile CEO and president Philipp Humm ...

Google+ For iPhone Gets Slick New UI Update
PC Magazine
By BrothaTech The latest Google+ update for iPhone includes a drastic user interface overhaul that makes it feel like a new app. If iPhone users still think they are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the Google+ app, ...

Zoo chimp makes elaborate plots to attack humans
Fox News
"Santino," a male chimpanzee at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden, is devising increasingly complex attacks against zoo visitors. At first Santino was famous for throwing rocks and other projectiles at visitors who annoyed him. Now he has improved his technique, ...

Mozilla accuses Microsoft of anticompetitive behavior with Windows RT
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Mozilla yesterday accused Microsoft of withholding APIs necessary to build a competitive browser for Windows RT, and said the behavior "may have antitrust implications." Harvey Anderson, Mozilla's general counsel, ...

HP on Sleekbook: Apple doesn't 'own silver'
Washington Post
Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new collection of Sleekbooks, or slim laptops, this week, expanding on the trend of ultra-portable, powerful machines. Though the idea behind what are referred to as “ultrabooks” is to chase after Apple's MacBook Air, ...

Amazon says Harry Potter e-books can be borrowed
* Investment "significant" in JK Rowling license-CEO * Move may spur more Kindle usage, Prime memberships-analyst By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO, May 10 (Reuters) - Owners of Amazon.com Inc's Kindle e-readers and tablets will be able to borrow Harry ...

Should Zuckerberg have doffed his hoodie?
Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is escorted by security guards to a meeting with potential investors this week. His sartorial choices for later meetings have not been revealed. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is still drawing flak for having the ...


Trailer Park: 'Max Payne 3'
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY The third-person shooter Max Payne 3 arrives on May 15, and developer Rockstar Games has posted a fresh trailer with more on the story. The game recounts the adventures of Max Payne, introduced in 2001 in a game of the same ...


T-Mobile USA scorns Verizon spectrum sale offer
| NEW YORK (Reuters) - T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm said his company was not interested in wireless airwaves that its biggest rival, Verizon Wireless, has offered to sell. Verizon Wireless said last month that it would sell spectrum in the 700 ...

Samsung's 55-Inch OLED TV Rolls Out in 2012; US Launch Date Unknown
By Ian Paul, PCWorld May 10, 2012 9:05 AM Samsung has shed more light on its plans for OLED HDTVs, saying it hopes to have a 55-inch "Super" OLED 3D TV available in Korea by the second half of 2012. It's not clear when a Samsung-branded OLED TV would ...

BioShock Infinite Release Date Pushed to February 2013
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Bad news, gamers. Publisher 2K Games has announced that the release date for BioShock Infinite, one of the most highly anticipated video games of 2012, has been pushed until next year. The first-person shooter game, ...

Facebook App Center will usher in era of paid Facebook apps
Christian Science Monitor
The Facebook App Center is set to go live in the next few weeks, on the Web and also on iOS and Android. By Matthew Shaer / May 10, 2012 Facebook this week took the wraps off a new App Center, an online marketplace in the mold of the iTunes App Store ...

Christian Science Monitor

Google Search Results Protected by First Amendment, Report Says
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo are well within their First Amendment rights to pick and choose what type of search results they display - much like media outlets and publishers make editorial decisions, according to a ...

Carriers, prepare to bleed: EU pops a cap on data roaming
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author The EU has renewed its caps on mobile roaming, this time including a cap on data roaming and a promise to let travellers choose their roaming carrier by 2014, all coming in from 1 July.

Drawbridge comes out of stealth with targeted mobile ads
Spend two minutes on Facebook and you'll see how targeted ads work — they pick up on the links you click on and search terms you use to serve you relevant ads. Search for breakup songs in Google? You'll probably get an ad for ice cream on Facebook.


Sprint to Offer Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot
Sprint's Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot combines LTE and WiMAX networks, with data plans starting at $34.99. Telecommunications provider Sprint is jumping onto the Wi-Fi hotspot bandwagon and pulling the market into the fourth generation in a ...

Facebook coughs up details on its mobile problem
By Julianne Pepitone @CNNMoneyTech May 10, 2012: 11:54 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook has long faced criticism for being too focused on the Web and neglecting its mobile products. On Wednesday, the social network shed more light on its mobile ...

Oracle, Google Take Swings in Round 2
By Erika Morphy It may seem like deja vu all over again for the jurors in the Java trial, as Oracle and Google line up much the same testimony and evidence for the patent phase as they did in the copyright phase, which ended with a partial verdict.

Turn Your iPad Into An Etch-A-Sketch
Looking to relive your childhood or turn your iPad into a hackneyed political pun? You'd best get over to Ari Krupnik's Kickstarter project. For $60 you get a red or blue case that simulates the actual Etch-A-Sketch knobs, allowing you to perform all ...

Abraham Lincoln invented Facebook? Not so fast
CBS News
(CBS News) Abraham Lincoln reportedly filed a patent for Facebook in 1845, at least that's what a viral hoax had the Internet believing this week. Blogging consultant Nate St. Pierre decided to have a little fun with the Internet Tuesday by fabricating ...

CBS News

AT&T Galaxy Note gets more stable Android 4.0 leak
AT&T Galaxy Note owner and watching jealously as your European counterparts begin to get Android 4.0 on their phablets? Temporary salvation may be at hand, with another leaked ROM for AT&T's version of the Samsung smartphone that slipped out over the ...


The First Gameplay Footage from Assassin's Creed 3
Ubisoft must have gotten enough to people to hype its game through Facebook, because it has now released the first gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed 3. The video is set up around the main character talking about the conflict he feels as a ...

EMC Acquires XtremIO
Sacramento Bee
By EMC Corporation XtremIO technology to complement the range of EMC Flash-based systems and software stemming from EMC's early entry into the Flash storage market. The all-cash transaction is not expected to have a material impact to EMC GAAP or ...

ATK Unveils End-To-End Liberty Launch System Plan
Aviation Week
By Guy Norris guy_norris@aviationweek.com Alliant Techsystems (ATK) will develop a composite crew compartment with support from Lockheed Martin as part of a complete launch system being proposed with partner Astrium for NASA's commercial crew program.

Aviation Week

Is The iPad 2 What Slowed The Kindle Fire?
Last fall, the technology world was proclaiming that a true iPad competitor was born in Amazon's Kindle Fire. However, six months after the tablet arrived, its popularity has waned almost to the point of obscurity. Apple's lower priced iPad 2 is to ...


ESA declares flagship Envisat observing satellite lost
Spaceflight Now
BY STEPHEN CLARK The European Space Agency on Wednesday declared the Envisat environmental satellite lost one month after the bus-sized craft unexpectedly stopped communicating 10 years after its launch. Artist's concept of the Envisat satellite in ...

Spaceflight Now

This Is the iPad Keyboard Case You Want
The Wirecutter's singular goal is to decide which gadgets to buy or not to buy. Today, it takes a hard look at iPad keyboard cases. I know you came here looking for a keyboard case, but my honest opinion is that if you do any serious typing with your ...

Microsoft patent details pressure-sensitive Xbox controller for storing ...
By Sarah Silbert posted May 8th 2012 4:15PM Biometrics and laptop security go together like business meetings and boardrooms, but this Microsoft patent hints that gaming could be the next frontier for fingerprint recognition.

Tech Journal: The Best Sites for Personalized News
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Amit Agarwal The web has enabled us to create personalized newspapers that only bring news around topics that are of interest to us. For as long as I can remember, our friendly delivery boy has dropped the morning newspaper on our doorstep at 6:30 ...

Brazilian retailer uses Facebook-connected hangers so you can like ...
From the blog Technology News Blog: "Liking" things on Facebook is increasingly becoming a... By Mike Wehner, Tecca | Today in Tech – Mon, May 7 , 2012 ...

A Circle of Tech: Collect Payout, Do a Start-Up - US Business News ...
... Zuckerberg's quirky little start-up in 2004 — and became its chief technology ... of Facebook's lasting legacies — a new generation of tech tycoons looking to ...

Technology Industry Seen Growing Fastest in New York
New York Times
New York City's budding technology industry is growing rapidly by attracting investors and engineering talent despite spotty access to a reliable broadband network, according to a study released on Wednesday. The study, “New Tech City,” conducted by ...

New York Times

New York's Tech Is Booming - FishbowlNY
By Chris O'Shea
The studies authors said one reason tech outfits are coming here is because there are already so many finance and advertising firms in the city, and they're looking for ways to creatively use mobile app technology. Whatever the reason is, ...

5 Ways to Simplify Traveling With Tech | Apartment Therapy
By Joelle Alcaidinho
050912_TechTravelTips1.jpg As someone who has jumped several frequent flier tiers since January, I've learned some tips that have helped me make this travel, almost all of which was international, be a bit less bumpy. Because of what I do ...
Tech | Apartment Therapy

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