28 June 2012

Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Browser Improvements, Chrome and Google Drive for ...

Google I/O Day 2: Chrome Browser Improvements, Chrome and Google Drive for ...
Google rolled out a series of improvements to some of its core web products today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Google I/O: Day Two (Live Blog)
Update: Google Announces Chrome Browser and Google Drive cloud service for Apple's iPhone, iPad It's Day Two at Google's I/O developer conference in San Francisco, where more than 5500 attendees have gathered to hear the latest news on the Android ...

Threat level Google I/O: Which companies have the most to fear
In day one of its Google I/O developer conference yesterday, Google upped the ante with many long-term foes and entered some new spaces. The company announced the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean. (I was hoping J would stand for jalebi; maybe us ...


Google I/O Day One: Google continues attacks on Apple, Amazon
A renewed focus on user experience, fit and finish, and media makes Google mobile products even more attractive for consumers. Read this blog post by Rafe Needleman on Internet & Media.

Are you Chromebook curious? Google to put Chromebooks Best Buy retail stores
Google is bringing its line of Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks to brick-and-mortar retail stores, the company announced today during its developers event in San Francisco today. Google first announced that its new line of Chromebooks would be available ...


Saturn moon Titan may harbor ocean below surface
Sacramento Bee
By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer LOS ANGELES -- Scientists reported Thursday on the strongest sign yet that Saturn's giant moon may have a salty ocean beneath its chilly surface. If confirmed, it would catapult Titan into an elite class of solar ...

Researchers isolate reason market tomatoes don't taste as good as homegrown
Sacramento Bee
By Julie Granka Perfectly ripened, evenly red tomatoes, stacked on top of each other in the large bins of supermarkets, have been bred to look that way. Ironically, as a direct consequence, they are less sweet and flavorful.

Google Mimics Amazon Cloud With 'Google Compute Engine'
Wired News
By Cade Metz With Google Compute Engine -- a new service unveiled by on Thursday -- you too can run applications inside Google's state-of-the-art data centers. Photo: Google Google has unveiled a service akin to Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, ...

Wired News

Hands On: Nexus 7 Tablet Is a Media Hub that Amazon Must Fear
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Google and Asus have teamed up to build the Nexus 7 tablet, a rival to Amazon's Kindle Fire. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired I've only been using it for about a day now, but the Nexus 7 is already the best 7-inch tablet I've ever ...

Wired News

Comcast, Boxee Tell FCC of Agreement in Dispute Over Encryption
By Mark Milian and Todd Shields on June 28, 2012 Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) (CMCSA) and Boxee Inc. said they agreed on a method for showing encrypted cable channels on the startup's devices, which can be connected to a television to show Internet video and ...

A space telescope to thwart deadly asteroids: Donations needed
Los Angeles Times
NASA has an eye on the sky for massive asteroids, the kind that could turn our planet to pulp. But "small" asteroids -- the ones that could simply spur tsunamis, 100-megaton-type explosions and widespread death and destruction -- aren't a priority with ...

Megaupload warrants ruled illegal by New Zealand court
Washington Post
A court in New Zealand has ruled that the search warrants used by New Zealand police when they raided the home of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom were invalid. Reuters reported that a High Court judge said the search warrants were “too vague” and “did ...

Qualcomm restructures to help protect patents
* New subsidiary to house chips, R&D * Qualcomm to keep most patents separate from license business * Qualcomm shares fall 1.8 percent June 28 (Reuters) - Cellphone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc is changing its internal structure to protect its technology ...

Scientists develop spray-on battery
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists in the United States have developed a paint that can store and deliver electrical power just like a battery. Traditional lithium-ion batteries power most portable electronics. They are already pretty compact but limited to ...

Google Plugs GDrive Into Chrome OS, iPhones, iPads
Wired News
By Cade Metz Google's Chromebook, a machine that runs essentially runs only one local application: a web browser. Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired Google has plugged its Google Drive online storage service into its Chrome OS operating system as well as...

Samsung appeals Apple injunction against Galaxy Tab
By Martyn Williams IDG News Service - Lawyers for Samsung Electronics have petitioned a US court to suspend a preliminary injunction that blocks its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer from sale in the country. The South Korean electronics company filed ...

Dirt-cheap alternatives to the Google Nexus Q
Before you plunk down $300 on Google's new media-streaming orb, consider the many other products that do a lot more for a lot less. by Rick Broida The Google Nexus Q looks pretty slick, but $300? For that kind of money you could buy five Roku boxes.

Facebook app for iPhone to get speed boost
Facebook's iPhone app will be getting a much-needed improvement in speed, something users have been complaining about for awhile. The social network is a rich experience on the iPhone, but that richness has a lot of complexity behind it, ...

Microsoft details its Windows 8 upgrade plans
Microsoft is getting closer to the Windows 8 finish line and is finalizing details like its upgrade paths from older Windows releases to the coming version. by Mary Jo Foley Microsoft has shared with select partners some specifics about what those ...

Google I/O: Google Glass detailed
Washington Post
Google Chief Executive Sergey Brin took a turn onstage Wednesday at the company's developers conference, showing off the latest news from the Google Glass team. The big announcement: Google Glass will be available for pre-order to US-based developers ...

Continue reading The Modbook Pro gets official, CEO Andreas Haas talks success ...
By Brian Heater posted Jun 28th 2012 11:00AM You'd be forgiven for assuming that the ModBook dream died with release of the first iPad. After all, the first version of the hacked notebook predated Apple's announcement by a couple of years.

YouTube for Android gets makeover, new UI and video preload feature
There was a lot going on at Google I/O on Wednesday. Tablets, spectacles....an update to YouTube for Android was rolled out too. What with all the hullaballoo surrounding the launch of Google's 7-inch tablet on Wednesday, and the fuss over people ...

Nintendo hires a networking chief to shore up a weak spot
Nintendo of America has hired Duncan Orrell-Jones as its new senior vice president of network business — a job that the company sorely needed to fill. The former Disney Interactive veteran will be in charge of online strategy for its 3DS and Wii U ...


Google releases Drive SDK 2.0
Google looks to be getting serious in its quest for online storage, announcing some new features at the Day 2 I/O keynote that will take on competitors like Dropbox and Evernote. One of those is in the introduction of Google Drive SDK 2.0, ...


Traditional Windows Desktop to Take Backseat to Windows RT
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The upcoming launch of Windows RT for ARM-based mobile devices could signal the beginning of the end for the traditional Windows desktop, according to new data from Gartner. Though most users will continue to run Windows desktop ...

Android phones move into the picture
Financial Times
By Chris Nuttall Android smartphones have the summer to themselves in the absence of any new iPhone launch – so Sony and Samsung are taking on America this week with the Ion and Galaxy S III respectively. Also a look at a cellular WiFi hotspot device ...

Financial Times

Former T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm Headed to Vodafone
Philipp Humm, who abruptly resigned from his T-Mobile CEO position, will join Vodafone Oct. 1 to oversee portions of Europe. The head of Vodafone Italy will take over the more problematic Southern areas. Philipp Humm, who resigned from his position as ...

Early Human Ancestors Ate Like Chimps
Latinos Post
One of our earliest ancestors seemed to dine on foods more similar to the diet of chimpanzees rather than other hominids. Researchers from Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of Colorado Boulder looked at the teeth from ...

Latinos Post

iTunes expected to get much-needed makeover by end of 2012
Ars Technica
by Jacqui Cheng - Jun 28, 2012 4:23 pm UTC Apple is gearing up to make some serious changes to the multiheaded beast known as iTunes, according to sources speaking to Bloomberg. A makeover of iTunes is expected to come before the end of 2012 and will ...

Rock paper scissors robot
Today's THV
UNDATED (CNN) -- If you like to play rock-paper-scissors and you happen to be a masochist, have we got an opponent for you. There is a robot that's a winner, always. When robots start playing rock paper scissors, humanity may find itself caught between ...

Today's THV

Dinosaur cold-blood theory in doubt
BBC News
By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News One of the strongest lines of evidence that dinosaurs were cold-blooded, like modern reptiles, has been knocked down. Prior studies of dinosaur bones uncovered what are known as "lines of ...

BBC News

Nintendo Plans to Make Its 3DS XL Even More Monstrous
The Smoking Section
A few days ago Nintendo unveiled its monstrously huge new handheld, the 3DS XL, but Nintendo isn't stopping there. Oh no, they plan to push even further into uncharted “holy crap, that's pretty big for a 'handheld'” waters by releasing a new 3DS XL ...

TomTom expands Map Share to all navigation devices
There's nothing worse than relying on a GPS unit with incorrect map information, so TomTom has opened up its Map Share community so that around 60 million units can take advantage of daily map changes for free. TomTom say that Map Share was previously ...

CEO Of London's Tech City Project Departs, As Global Tech Race Heats Up
The TCIO was set up by the UK government to promote East London's pre-existing cluster of technology startups and is just one of hundreds of similar initiatives around the world where a city is promoted as a 'tech city'. It's a natural course to take ...


Hands on with Googles Project Glass (for 30 seconds)
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
In that small gesture resides an important distinction — between us deciding when we engage with technology and leaving it up to technology and its providers to make that decision on our behalf. Google insists that the whole point of the glasses is to ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Cambridge Pixel Announces Technology Transfer Agreement with Samsung ...
MarketWatch (press release)
STC's engineers in Gumi-City, South Korea, wanted to work with a partner that would provide a cost-effective, flexible radar processing and display solution to aid the development of STC's own advancedtechnology solutions for Korean naval programs.

Goal-line technology set for green light
Goal-line technology is certain to get the go-ahead from footballs law-makers next week, according to sources Goal-line technology set for green light according to sources.

Among Many Google Announcements, High-Tech Glasses Steal Show
By Carl Franzen
Google executives on Wednesday announced a host of new products and services at the company's developers conference, but none quite as surprising or potentially revolutionary as a pair of prototype high-tech glasses, Google Glass, which Google ... Google's goal with Google Glass, according to the researchers, is to give users a less obtrusive consumer technology experience, removing the clunkiness of having to take out a separate device to take photos and video of everyday ...
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