30 April 2012

Woz: Windows Phone 'Beautiful', Better Than Android

Windows Phone Is 'Beautiful', Better Than Android: Steve Wozniak
PCWorld
By Ashleigh Allsopp, macworld.co.uk Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak prefers his Windows Phone to Android, but the iPhone is still his favourite. The Apple co-founder believes that Microsoft has hired a former Apple employee to work on the Windows Phone user ... 

SpaceX Prepares For Launch With Test Firing of Rocket Today
Wired News
By Jason Paur We're less than a week away from the scheduled launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, and today the company will fire the engines at the Kennedy Space Center with the rocket firmly anchored to the ground. The static test is somewhat unusual ...

Oracle: Google execs 'knew this day would come'
CNET
In closing arguments, Oracle's counsel posited to the jury that this case comes down to one simple question: Can one company use another company's property without permission? by Rachel King April 30, 2012 10:36 AM PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle made its ...

Meteor shower: Treasure seekers flock to California Gold Country
Los Angeles Times
In the week since a fireball shot across the sky and exploded, scattering a rare type of meteorite over California's Gold Country, the hills have drawn a new rush of treasure seekers. Once again there are lively saloons, fortune hunters jockeying for...

24 new Caribbean lizard species identified
msnbc.com
A suite of lizards called skinks has just crawled into the science books, with researchers discovering 24 new species of the reptiles from the Caribbean islands. Many of the skink species were identified from museum specimens, and now, the researchers ...

msnbc.com

Don't Let Google Intercept Your Wireless Data
PCWorld
Google Street View cars surreptitiously intercepted wireless network data for years. Simple security measures can prevent your data from being snooped. By Charles Ripley, Content Works Apr 30, 2012 6:54 AM Google has been in some hot water for a couple ...

UK High Court Orders ISPs to Block The Pirate Bay
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The UK's High Court has ruled that five ISPs in the region must block file-sharing site The Pirate Bay for copyright violations. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2, and Virgin Media must block the website within the next few ...

Australian government questions Apple over digital content 'price gouging'
Apple Insider
By Slash Lane The government of Australia has signed off on a parliamentary inquiry into alleged price gouging by Apple and other technology companies that sell digital content. The government has taken issue with the fact that content sold through ...

Wind farms are warming the earth, researchers say
Fox News
Research shows these wind farms raise nighttime temperatures. New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomena that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green ...

Symantec: Attacks Rose While Vulnerabilities Fell in 2011
eWeek
Google's Android OS, due to its open nature, became a favored target of cyber-criminals, according to Symantec. The number of malicious and Web attacks continued to grow rapidly in 2011, with mobile platforms like Google's Android operating system ...

Alienware debuts three Ivy Bridge gamer laptops
VentureBeat
Alienware, a division of Dell, just announced three new gamer laptops that use the Intel code-named Ivy Bridge processors. The M14x (pictured above), M17x, and M18x laptops also use stand-alone graphics chips from Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices.

VentureBeat

Upcoming Web Series Might Revive Hollywood's Halo Movie
Escapist Magazine
Microsoft has announced a new web series that will premiere prior to the release of Halo 4, representing "the largest investment" the company has ever made in live-action production. But instead of simply adding to what will surely be a gigantic ...

Research In Motion: RBC Cuts Ests On Continuing Share Loss
Forbes
RBC Capital analyst Mark Sue this morning trimmed his financial forecasts for Research In Motion to reflect the BlackBerry maker's continued market share losses. Sue now sees revenue for the February 2013 fiscal year of $13.7 billion, ...

Angry Birds Space shatters records: 50 million downloads in 35 days
CNET
According to Rovio, the game's developer, Angry Birds Space is the "fastest-growing mobile game" ever released, beating previous records set by other Angry Birds titles. by Don Reisinger April 30, 2012 8:58 AM PDT Rovio's success with the Angry Birds ...
Less than 100 days before Curiosity touches down on Mars, NASA says
Fox News
This artist's concept depicts the moment that NASA's Curiosity rover touches down onto the Martian surface.NASA/JPL-Caltech After more than a decade of planning, NASA's Curiosity rover is only 97 days from touching down on Mars -- where it will search ...

LG unveils cloud-based storage service
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY They've confirmed the launch of a cloud-based storage service geared toward multimedia files such as photos, videos and music. The LG Cloud is available in a beta phase starting May 1, the company announced in a statement.

USA TODAY

Apple is (finally) confirmed as Bloom Energy's customer
GigaOM
By Katie Fehrenbacher Apr. 30, 2012, 8:57am PT No Comments Last month I exclusively reported that Apple was buying fuel cells from Bloom Energy for its data center in Maiden, North Carolina. However at the time neither company would confirm the deal.

Kickstarter smartphone-watch project tops $7 million in weeks
CBS News
(CBS News) Imagine raising $7 million dollars in a matter of weeks from nearly 50000 strangers. That's the power of a growing trend in crowd funding, which is demonstrated by the most successful Kickstarter campaign yet. Pebble is a watch that syncs ...

Antarctic albatross displays shift in breeding habits
Phys.Org
A new study of the wandering albatross -- one of the largest birds on Earth -- has shown that some of the birds are breeding earlier in the season compared with 30 years ago. The wandering albatross is the largest of seabirds, with a wing span reaching ...

EA's PopCap Heads Into Merchandise With Plants Vs. Zombies Toys, Underwear ...
TechCrunch
Want a zombie on your underwear? Good, because soon, you will have that opportunity. Today, there comes more proof that mobile gaming is the entertainment franchise opp of the future as EA-owned PopCap, makers of Plants vs. Zombies and the “Bejeweled” ...

TechCrunch

SC gas price average dips below 2011
ABC NEWS 4
CHARLOTTE, NC (April 30, 2012) -- South Carolina motorists are now paying less for a gallon of gasoline than last year, according to AAA Carolinas. The average price in the Palmetto State on Monday is $3.598 per gallon compared to $3.69.3 a year ago.

Historic U.S. Navy Stealth Warship Sea Shadow Can be Yours for Only $100K: How?
Mobile & Apps
By Johnny Wills | April 30, 2012 1:22 PM EDT Historic US Navy Stealth Warship Sea Shadow Can be Yours for Only $100K: How?(Photo: Gsaauctions|Wikipedia|M&A) The historic US Navy Sea Shadow vessel that inspired a high-tech war-boat in 1997 James Bond ...

Mobile & Apps

Man Sues BMW For Persisting Erection
Daily Beast
A California man who set out on a short but exhilarating motorcycle ride got off the bike with a long-lasting thrill. Henry Wolf has sued BMW North America and a motorcycle-seat maker claiming that a four-hour ride on his 1993 bike with a ridge-like ...

Daily Beast

New Boro Taxis Will Be Painted Apple Green
Patch.com
Livery cabs with permits to pick up street hails will be painted green, to distinguish them from other taxis. By Jamie Schuh Mayor Bloomberg unveils official color of new boro taxis with TLC Commissioner Yassky.April 29, 2012.

Nintendo 3DS turning purple on May 20th, takes a bruising from the ugly stick
Engadget
By Terrence O'Brien posted Apr 30th 2012 12:40PM Pink, red, aqua and black not good enough for you? Fine. Have a purple one -- if that's what you really want. On May 20th you can pick up this Grimace-hued Nintendo 3DS for the usual price of $169.99 ...

Samsung denies staging “Wake Up” anti-Apple flashmob
SlashGear
Samsung has denied any involvement with the “Wake Up” flashmob staged outside an Apple Store in Australia, despite suggestions that it was an escalation of the company's anti-iPhone campaign. Reported earlier this week, the flashmob saw dozens of ...

SlashGear

HTC One X gets an early CyanogenMod 9 port
Android Community
The HTC One X is rightly sitting on top of the Android world for the moment, and of course that means just one thing: the modders are coming out to play. Users of the international One X (with the Tegra 3 processor) can now get a taste of the ...

Android Community

The Google Drive FAQ
CNET
Are you ready for a hard drive in the cloud? Do you have friends or family who are nagging you to explain it? Use our FAQ. Updated with new questions. by Rafe Needleman April 24, 2012 2:57 PM PDT Follow @rafe Got questions about Google's new cloud ...

Acer Iconia Tab A510 (Nvidia Tegra 3 Processor 1.3GHz; 10.1-inch display)
CNET
by Eric Franklin | 27 April 2012 2:39pm SGT The first quad-core tablet, the Asus Transformer Prime, launched in December 2011, but the adoption rate of quad-core on tablets since then has been disappointingly slow. The new Acer Iconia Tab A510 marks ...

Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Names CareCloud CEO Technology Entrepreneur ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The accolade was awarded at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Technology Leaders of the Year Awards luncheon Friday at Jungle Island. The awards program honors "individuals that guide the effective use of information technology to improve their ...

Shanghai's Five Most High-Tech Hotels
Forbes
In fact, we gave The Peninsula Shanghai an Editors' Choice Award for Top Technology Hotel — read on to find out which gadgets the Five-Star hotel has in store, plus our picks for four more of the most high-tech hotels in Shanghai.

Is it a Tech Bubble?…NO…Just too many Wantrepreneurs | Howard ...
By Howard
Is it a Tech Bubble?…NO…Just too many Wantrepreneurs. Posted by Howard; on April 29th, 2012. We are NOT in a technology bubble. We are in the 'Great Network Chase of 2012′. The bubble discussion is on in full force today again.
Howard Lindzon

Apple squared, (four)squared — Tech News and Analysis
By Mor Naaman, Mahaya
They could even build that technology into their ipads if they want, and give them away to 10 million merchants, and still spend less than $4 billion. Square isn't worth anywhere near $4B, as Apple just isn't as gullible as the VCs who are willing ...
GigaOM

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