08 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on: Oh yes, it has wow factor
CNET
The Samsung Galaxy S III has come to America! Or at least to CTIA. Here we get our first look of Samsung's flagship phone. by Jessica Dolcourt May 8, 2012 12:07 PM PDT Follow @jdolcourt NEW ORLEANS--Samsung's newest flagship smartphone, ...

Genachowski Lays out Plans for More Spectrum, Lays Into AT&T
PCWorld
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined several agency initiatives to open up more spectrum for mobile services, as well as improve spectrum efficiency, in a keynote address at CTIA Wireless on ...

FTC Slaps MySpace For Privacy Breaches
Wired News
By David Kravets Federal regulators slapped MySpace's wrist Tuesday, finding that the company still exists and that it violated the privacy promises it made to its 25 million registered users. MySpace joins its more prosperous internet cousins, ...

Report: Photo & Video Now The Fastest Growing Mobile App Category
TechCrunch
Ever since Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram, the search for the next “Instagram of [insert app category here]” has been on. One area many pundits have focused on in this context is video and according to the latest data from mobile app ...

Facebook hits the road to woo investors ahead of IPO
Washington Post
Facebook's roadshow to woo investors is in full swing The Post's Hayley Tsukayama reports : Mark Zuckerberg showed up to a New York event in his customary black hoodie and sneakers — it seems only meeting the president will wrestle him into a jacket ...

Yahoo committee to review CEO credentials
Washington Post
Yahoo announced Tuesday that it has formed a special committee “to conduct a thorough review” of chief executive Scott Thompson's academic credentials. The three-person committee will be led by Alfred Amoroso, who joined Yahoo's board of directors in ...

Microsoft pledges to go carbon neutral
Washington Post
Microsoft has pledged to make all of its data centers, software development labs and any other direct operations carbon neutral, starting in fiscal 2013. The company announced its decision in a blog post, saying that it has also recently worked to ...

T-Mobile's Network Will Be iPhone-Ready This Fall
ABC News
T-Mobile may have been dealt a setback when regulators forced AT&T to scuttle its proposed acquisition of the company, but judging from its announcements today, the company is clearly still very much in the wireless game. The country's fourth-largest ...

Nokia Announces Exclusive App Deals to Bolster Its Lumia Smartphone Line
Wired News
By Alexandra Chang Nokia adds several new and exclusive apps to the Lumia (Lumia 900 above). Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.com While the Windows Phone Marketplace has grown from 7000 apps to more than 80000 apps in the past year, it's still very far from ...

Wired News

Kyocera Unveils Waterproof Android 4.0 Smartphone at CTIA Wireless 2012
eWeek
Kyocera introduced on May 8 the Kyocera Hydro, an Android smartphone that can remain immersed in water for 30 minutes. The Hydro was one of many new smartphones unveiled at the CTIA Wireless 2012 show in New Orleans, Android smartphones are prepared ...

Rare gorillas captured on video
Washington Post
Wildlife Conservation Society researchers have captured video footage of the world's rarest gorilla using camera traps, providing a stunning look at animals that usually flee at the first sight of humans. Eight Cross River gorillas traveling across a...

Can RIM Be Fixed?
PC Magazine
The sinking company has brought two new executives on board in hopes of keeping it afloat. By John C. Dvorak I rarely laugh out loud when I read a story, especially when that story is about how some new executive is going to fix some broken company ...

Zynga Launches Its First Arcade Game: Bubble Safari
Mashable
Zynga will launch its first game in the arcade genre on Wednesday, the social game company announced. Bubble Safari starts with a story of an adorable monkey named Bubbles (a drop-out from the space program) who is living the good life in the jungle ...

Nevada allows Google to test driverless cars on public streets
Christian Science Monitor
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has granted Google permission to begin testing a fleet of driverless cars. Look for the red license plates. By Matthew Shaer / May 8, 2012 Google has received permission to begin testing driverless cars in Nevada ...

Christian Science Monitor

Tesla Falls As Toyota Prices Electric RAV4 Near $50000
Bloomberg
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), the electric-car company led by Elon Musk, fell more than 9 percent after Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) said its RAV4 sport-utility vehicle with batteries and motor from Tesla costs twice as much as a gasoline version.

HTC EVO 4G LTE hands-on
SlashGear
While HTC announced the new EVO 4G LTE for the Now Network last month, here at CTIA 2012 we are seeing it being showcased for its impressive camera capabilities and got some quick hands-on with the 4.7-inch 4G LTE equipped smartphone.

SlashGear

Dinosaur farts added to prehistoric global warming
SlashGear
Every school kid knows that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a massive climate changing event. But according to a team of scientists in the UK, the massive amounts of methane created by the largest dinosaur species could have contributed to global ...

In Google-Oracle case, jury's findings may not be last word on infringement
Washington Post
On Monday, Oracle won a partial victory in its case against Google. The Post's Hayley Tsukayama reports : A federal jury in San Francisco ruled Monday that Google infringed on copyrights held by Oracle. US District Court Judge William Alsup ordered ...

ATandT Family Data-Sharing Plans on the Way: Reports
eWeek
AT&T executives reportedly have settled on a structure for their family data plans, a move that could help drive even more demand for tablets and smartphones. NEW ORLEANS — AT&T reportedly is preparing to release family data plans, a move that would ...

Facebook "Likejackers" agree to stop sending misleading spam
Ars Technica
By Dan Goodin | Published May 8, 2012 11:53 AM A US-based advertising firm has promised to stop bombarding Facebook users with fraudulent messages in exchange for Washington State officials dropping a lawsuit that claimed the practice violated a ...

Space weather expert has ominous forecast
Phys.Org
A stream of highly charged particles from the sun is headed straight toward Earth, threatening to plunge cities around the world into darkness and bring the global economy screeching to a halt. This isn't the premise of the latest doomsday thriller.

Microsoft to release Exercise Tracking and Heart-Rate Monitor for Kinect?
Attack of the Fanboy
By Ethan Powers on May 8, 2012 Remember the time when your parents would chastise your gaming consoles for making you a fat, lazy tub-o-lard? Thanks to the Kinect, that time is gradually coming to a close. Well, perhaps not to a complete close, ...

Attack of the Fanboy

WatchESPN Comes To Comcast's Video Customers
Hartford Courant
AP LOS ANGELES — WatchESPN, the online and mobile version of Disney's popular sports TV network, was activated Tuesday for most of Comcast's 22 million video subscribers. It's one of the perks being offered to cable subscribers to convince them to keep ...

HTC Droid Incredible 4G, an iPhone for Android fans
Stark Insider
Many buyers have complained that while large screens are great for surfing and watching movies, they can make it awkward to use the phone with one hand. HTC's sequel, the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, bucks the trend and features a smaller 4-inch display.

Stark Insider

Sprint 'Bullish' on Windows Phone 8, Coy on Galaxy S III
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan NEW ORLEANS—Windows phone fans on Sprint may only have a few more months to wait. The carrier's director of consumer acquisition, David Owens, said that he's "still bullish on Apollo" at the CTIA trade show today, which may point to ...

Two weeks of smartphone charging in your pocket
CNET
Brookstone will carry a portable fuel cell USB charger from Lilliputian Systems able to deliver extended hours of charge time for smartphones and other electronics. by Martin LaMonica May 8, 2012 7:01 AM PDT Follow @mlamonica Juice in a box.

Google Faces Antitrust Inquiry In India
InformationWeek
Regulators in Europe, the US, and now India circle Google; number of formal complaints still to be determined. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Compounding Google's regulatory entanglements, India has begun an antitrust investigation into the search ...

Fujifilm Unveils Waterproof, Wireless FinePix XP170 Digital Camera
PC Magazine
By Will Greenwald Fujifilm is combining rugged and wireless camera technology to produce the FinePix FP170, its newest digital camera. The 14-megapixel FP170 is waterproof to 33 feet, shockproof to 6.5 feet, freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit, ...

Samsung and Apple Cut Their Number of Patent Complaints for US Jury
DailyTech
Like King Kong and Godzilla American phonemaker Apple, Inc. (AAPL) and South Korean phonemaker Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (KSC:005930) are duking it out in a massive slew of international lawsuits. I. Lawsuits Deck the Smartphone Industry's ...

DailyTech

Gaia creator rows back on climate
BBC News
By Roger Harrabin Environment analyst The scientific maverick James Lovelock says climate catastrophe is not so certain as he previously suggested. Dr Lovelock, one of the world's leading environmental thinkers once warned climate change would reduce ...

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