03 June 2012

Chic geeks give San Francisco new tech groove

Chic geeks give San Francisco a new tech groove | Reuters | News ...
By Reuters
More than ever, technology entrepreneurs, and their investors and employees, are choosing the urban charms of San Francisco over the sprawl of neighboring Silicon Valley. In the South of Market district, the nexus of the city's tech industry, ...

Bank Technology News Names Citigroup's Tracey Weber Mobile Banker of the Year
MarketWatch (press release)
NEW YORK, NY, Jun 01, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Bank Technology News has named Citigroup Managing Director Tracey Weber as the 2012 Mobile Banker of the Year. An affiliate of American Banker, Bank Technology News (BTN) is the leading information ... 

Facebook: To Buy or Not To Buy?

Now that the cat is out of the bag and Facebook has gone public, more questions than answers have asserted themselves. Mainly, is Facebook's business model rock solid for investment? In this commentary, we will cut through the noise and get right down ...

Android anarchy: Ice Cream Sandwich adoption crawls forward, Gingerbread ...
Despite being available for months, Android Ice Cream Sandwich accounts for just a sliver of total Android users. Compelling users to update their phones to the latest mobile operating system has been a headache for Google. While the latest uptick in ...

What's so addictive about 'Angry Birds'?
"Bounce Evolution" let phone users roll a ball through 3-D environments. Rovio made 51 games before "Angry Birds." "Bounce Evolution" let phone users roll a ball through 3-D environments. Rovio made 51 games before "Angry Birds.

US Navy prepares mission to solve riddle of Amelia Earhart's death
Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart sealed her place in flying history as the first woman to circumnavigate the world, the US Navy is preparing a mission to solve the riddle of her death in the Pacific. By Julian Ryall, Tokyo One of the most ...


Transit of Venus: your last chance to see it before 2117
The Guardian
A small black dot will grace the face of the sun as it rises (over Europe) on Wednesday, when Venus makes a rare and historic journey across the burning disc of our parent star. Few people alive today will have another chance to witness the transit of ...

The Guardian

Microsoft adopts 'Do Not Track' as default in IE10
While some Web-savvy consumers have turned to browser extensions to avoid online tracking, Microsoft is rolling out a much more effective solution with the launch of Internet Explorer 10. Outlined in the official Microsoft on the Issues blog, ...


AT&T CEO predicts data-only wireless plans within two years
As more wireless customers are using their smartphones for data rather than voice calls, AT&T management is looking to a future where voice and texting plans are a thing of the past. As detailed by CBS News this week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson ...


Residents arise early to see shuttle replica's slow journey to new home
Houston Chronicle
By Robert Stanton Spectators get a good look at the Space Shuttle replica, which will be named at Space Center Houston, at its docking station at the intersection of NASA Road 1 and Space Center Boulevard, Friday, June 1, 2012, in Houston.

Milky Way and Andromeda to collide ... in 4 billion years
Keep your specs on and stock up on water and canned goods, because the Milky Way, that thing we've been blasting with a laser, is going to collide with the Andromeda galaxy. Well, in about 4 billion years, but it's never too late to be prepared.

Google, Samsung unveil new version of Chromebook
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE AP Technology Writer Google will try to win more converts to a computer operating system revolving around its popular Chrome Web browser with a new wave of lightweight laptops built by Samsung Electronics. Tuesday's release of the ...

NY judge grants class status in Google book fight
By LARRY NEUMEISTER AP NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge granted class certification to authors challenging Google Inc. over its plans for the world's largest digital library Thursday, finding it more sensible to have a single legal action than scores of ...

iOS 6 to Bring Facebook Integration
Mobile & Apps
By Jonathan Charles | June 2, 2012 11:07 AM EDT At the All Things D10 conference, Apple's CEO - Tim Cook - said on its relationships with Facebook to "stay tuned" amid questions on why the company only integrates Twitter in its mobile operating system.

Mobile & Apps

Activision settles with Jason West, Vincent Zampella, and the Infinity Ward ...
Rather than face a jury, Activision decided to pay former Infinity Ward employees Jason West and Vincent Zampella what they were owed. Nothing like cutting it close. Less than a day before the case was set to go to trial, Activision Blizzard decided to ...

2012 NHRA: Barcia Gets In Done In Denver With Overall Title Of Thunder Valley ...
Teammate Eli Tomac, the overall winner last weekend in Texas, went 4-3 in his home state of Colorado to finish fourth overall. Wil Hahn posted a respectable 10-7 mark to earn the eighth overall ranking. "It was a wild day," Barcia said, "but a really ...

Flame: A glimpse into the future of war
Claims of cyberwar are overblown, but things are definitely heating up in regard to international conflicts where malware is replacing drone strikes. by Elinor Mills If you roll your eyes at the term "Digital Pearl Harbor," you have my sympathy.

Judge won't bar Steve Jobs quotes from patent trial
By Dan Levine | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Steve Jobs gave a lot of juicy quotes before he died, and Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has failed to keep some of them out of an upcoming patent trial against Google's (GOOG.O) Motorola Mobility unit, according to a ...

Acer, Toshiba to Take on IPads With Windows 8 Tablets
Acer Inc., Toshiba Corp. (6502) and Asustek Computer Inc. (2357) will unveil tablets running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 operating system next week, people with knowledge of the matter said, challenging the dominance of Apple Inc. (AAPL)'s iPad.

Nintendo's E3 announcements: Metroid, Wii U Sports, Zelda?
By Tamoor Hussain for CVG UK The Wii U reveal last E3 left most more confused than excited, so much of Nintendo's 2012 conference will likely be spent righting its wrongs. Along with properly unveiling the Wii U, we're expecting Nintendo to drop some ...

Partial Lunar Eclipse Monday Sets Stage for Venus Transit
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer The historic transit of Venus across the sun Tuesday is a must-see for skywatchers, but observers shouldn't overlook another celestial event that comes just one day earlier — a partial lunar eclipse of the June ...

Prepaid Smartphones: Not For Everyone
Do you want a Cricket Wireless iPhone? Prepaid smartphones can save you money, but enterprise users need to weigh some important issues before going contract-free. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Leap Wireless announced this week that its Cricket prepaid ...

Rio de Janeiro closes its trash mountain
A man climbs a mountain of trash with a bin filled with recyclable materials as he works at the Jardim Gramacho, one of the world's largest open-air landfills, in Rio de Janeiro. Jardim Gramacho, a vast, seaside mountain of trash where thousands of ...

Facebook Asks All Users to Vote on Policy Clarifications
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Facebook is convening a massive vote for the entirety of its user base. However, it's not as if Facebook is putting this information up front and center on the site itself: No notifications when a user logs in, no posts to every user's ...

Nokia fights back over Google's 'patent troll' allegations
Get FierceWireless: Europe via twice-weekly email and save time following the European wireless industry. Sign up today! Nokia denied Google's claim that it is colluding with Microsoft on intellectual property to intentionally damage Google's Android ...

Rumor roundup: The next iPhone
So let's review iPhone rumors, again, just so that we're up to date on things. With the exception of the iPhone 4S (released October 2011), every new iPhone model hit shelves in either June or July. So it's no surprise that many are optimistic ...

Quantum Computers Will Be Able to Simulate Particle Collisions
Fars News Agency
According to the theorists, including one from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), physicists might one day use quantum computers to study the inner workings of the universe in ways that are far beyond the reach of even the most ...

Fars News Agency

Skyrim's Dawnguard DLC gets beta program for Xbox 360
by Mike Suszek on Jun 2nd 2012 12:00PM Bethesda recently announced a beta program for the Xbox 360 version of Skyrim's upcoming downloadable content pack, Dawnguard. Beta testers will receive an Xbox Live code for the complete content pack, ...

You cannot get hacked by playing public games in Diablo 3
by Michael Sacco Jun 1st 2012 at 12:00PM After years of keyloggers and trojans from unsafe browsing, unsecured computers, or just plain bad luck, WoW players should be pretty used to the concept of a compromised account and how said compromises happen.

Windows 8 Release Preview puts apps front and center
Washington Post
Microsoft released its latest consumer preview of Windows 8 on Thursday, giving potential buyers a good look at what's changing in the next version of the operating system. The preview, which had been expected this month, came a hair ahead of schedule ...

Chrome breaks glass ceiling
Independent Online
By Rhodri Marsden AP London - Ten years ago, Internet Explorer mercilessly vanquished the opposition in the browser wars when it achieved a staggering 95 percent share of the market. Almost all our internet activity was seen through a Microsoft-branded ...

Independent Online

Drones deployed in hurricane research missions
Summit County Citizens Voice
Hurricane Igor, left, and Tropical Storm Julia over the Atlantic in Sept. 2010. SATELLITE IMAGE COURTESY NASA. By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Along with several government and university partners, NASA will use unmanned aircraft to try and unravel ...

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