13 June 2012

Apple's USA Galaxy S III ban denied by judge

Apple's USA Galaxy S III ban denied by judge
This week the preliminary banning of the Galaxy S III from sales in the United States requested by Apple amid a court case coming soon has been denied by judge Lucy Koh. This ban on sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III would replicate what has done in ...


Websites to be forced to identify trolls under new measures - BBC
Q&A: Who are the internet trolls? 12 JUNE 2012, TECHNOLOGY. Facebook to release ID of trolls. 07 JUNE 2012, SUSSEX. 'Facebook troll ruined memories' ...

Apple: Killing Ping? - Forbes
I've been writing about technology and investing for more than 25 years. With the Tech Trade, I've picked up where I left off when I was writing the Tech Trader ...

Verizon Wireless' botched Shared Everything launch could sink carrier
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Verizon Wireless botched the launch of its Share Everything voice, texting and data plans by making too many drastic and costly changes at once, analysts said Wednesday. "Big steps like [Share Everything], ...

Apple reportedly about to axe Ping social network
By Sharon Gaudin Ping, which debuted in September 2010, never managed to gain much excitement or users so Apple is abandoning the network, according to a report in All Things D late Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources, the report noted that Ping, ...

Ads Coming to Skype Audio Calls on Windows
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Video chat service Skype is based on conversation, so it's no surprise that the company announced today the launch of Conversation Ads, which will serve up advertisements during audio calls between non-paying customers.

Samsung unveils NFC-enabled TecTiles
NFC's a curious thing. That once heavily buzzed about feature's found a home in many of the handsets that occupy Android's swiftly rotating throne, but eager users wielding those enabled devices haven't been given much to do with it.


Mobile flirting site Skout suspends service for teens after sex assaults
San Jose Mercury News
Mobile flirting start-up Skout has closed its online service to teens after three recent cases in which men are accused of sexually assaulting children whom they met on the Skout network -- in some cases while posing as teens.

NASA launches X-ray telescope to scan Milky Way
Fox News
NASA has a new X-ray eye in the sky. The US space agency's latest X-ray telescope was boosted into orbit Wednesday to begin a two-year mission to search for black holes and other hard-to-see celestial objects. The telescope was launched by a rocket ...

AMD to plunk ARM core onto Fusion, Opteron chips
By Timothy Prickett Morgan • Get more from this author In February, when the new management team at Advanced Micro Devices presented revised roadmaps for PC and server processors that were a bit more conservative than what the old AMD might have drawn ...

FaceTime over 3G with iOS 6 limited to iPhone 4S, iPad 2 or later
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Another new feature coming in iOS 6 will be limited to devices running Apple's custom A5 chip or later, as FaceTime over 3G will only be capable on the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or third-generation iPad. That means owners of the iPhone 4...

Torvalds splits 2012 Millennium Technology Prize with gene scientist
Linus Torvalds picked up his share of the world's largest technology award, the Millennium Prize, along with a check for €600000 ($752000) at a ceremony in Finland. For the first time in the history of the award, the judging panel from the Technology ...

Retina MacBook Pro full of Air-style proprietary parts
Ars Technica
by Chris Foresman - Jun 13, 2012 4:18 pm UTC iFixit finally got its hands on a new Retina MacBook Pro late Tuesday night, and worked through the night to disassemble it. As rumored, the internal design is largely inspired by the MacBook Air, ...

Ars Technica

Do volcanoes destroy the ozone layer?
Christian Science Monitor
Researchers say that a volcanic eruption in Central America could thin the ozone layers for several years. By OurAmazingPlanet Staff / June 13, 2012 The Apoyo Caldera in Nicaragua was the site of a major volcanic eruption 24500 years ago.

Christian Science Monitor

Samsung plans to launch Facebook competitor next year
Fox News
Samsung is planning to enter the social network market early next year by introducing a Facebook competitor, The Korea Times reported. The service, which the company hopes will eventually compete with Facebook, will be available on a variety of ...

LinkedIn user alerts mistakenly blocked as spam
By Jaikumar Vijayan Computerworld - Many of the LinkedIn emails alerts instructing users on how to reset passwords accessed by hackers were dumped into spam boxes, according to email security vendor Cloudmark. In a blog post on Tuesday.

Sweden's 'democratic' Twitter account stirs controversy
By Nina Larson (AFP) – 4 hours ago STOCKHOLM — Sweden's "democratic Twitter account", which each week is hosted by a citizen who tweets about anything that comes to mind, came under fire Wednesday after a user aired sensitive questions about Jews.


the list of applications
Ars Technica
ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet's addressing system. What is a gTLD? It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, ...

Nokia USA Reveals Plans for PureView Windows Phone
Tom's Guide
Nokia made a huge splash when it unveiled the 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress earlier this spring. The cameraphone, with its 41-megapixel sensor, was vastly different from anything else on show at the conference. While Nokia was happy about plans ...

Diablo 3's real-cash auctions begin in the Americas
BBC News
Activision Blizzard has launched the video game Diablo 3's real-money auction house for players in North and South America. The facility allows users to buy and sell objects found in the title using real currency. The publisher takes a cut of each ...

BBC News

Saab Auto Sold to China-Japan Buyer in Electric-Vehicle Push
San Francisco Chronicle
(Updates with buyer's CEO appointment in sixth paragraph.) June 13 (Bloomberg) -- A Chinese-Japanese investment group agreed to buy Saab Automobile and convert the bankrupt Swedish manufacturer into a maker of electric cars. The first vehicle under the ...

Zynga Heads for Pitsville
By Erika Morphy Zynga may turn into a social gaming ghost town if it doesn't come up with a smart mobile strategy and some killer new games soon. "Gamers are thinking, 'Why be tied to Zynga's browser-based games when I can put my cool mobile games in ...

New 3DS unlikely, Nintendo planning next-gen portable - Miyamoto
By Eddie Makuch, News Editor Mario creator says latest portable will buck Nintendo's trend of iterating on design, company thinking about ideas for future generation portable. Despite ample precedent, Nintendo is unlikely to release a revised iteration...

U.S. Said to Probe Cable Company Competition With Online Video
The US Justice Department is investigating whether Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and other cable companies are violating antitrust laws to limit competition from Internet video providers, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Google Wi-Fi snooping probe back on despite deletion of vital data
By Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK, 13 June, 2012 13:21 @tomespiner The UK's data-protection watchdog has reopened its investigation into Google's unsolicited Street View data collection, but it will be hampered by an earlier decision to allow Google to delete ...


The Acer Iconia Tab A700 Brings 1920x1200 to $449
by Dustin Sklavos on 6/13/2012 1:00:00 PM We've been hearing about the impending ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity with its 1920x1200 display for some time now with no concrete word on when it's coming to market, but in the interim we can now look forward ...


Robotic assistants may adapt to humans in the factory
MIT News
Seen from above, a sheet of silicon has been textured with an array of tiny inverted-pyramid shapes, so small that they correspond to the wavelengths of light and can efficiently trap light waves. MIT team finds new approach to trapping light ...

Facebook Mind Melds With WordPress Plugin
InformationWeek (blog)
Official Facebook plugin allows bloggers to post to Facebook and tag friends and pages at the same time they post to their WordPress-powered websites. Facebook has introduced an official WordPress plugin that it promises will make your blog or ...

Apple's Siri to be integrated into auto electronics
While a lot of the excitement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference revolved around iOS 6 and its features, as well as Siri's move to the new iPad, there was one announcement that could have far-reaching effects for a wide range of users in and ...

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