06 June 2012

Google Maps - New 3D Mode and Offline Access

Google Maps Tips New 3D Mode, Offline Access
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Google on Wednesday demonstrated its own 3D maps technology, disclosing that a fleet of planes will fly above US cities to provide map imagery in three dimensions. Google also disclosed that Google Maps on Android - not Apple's iOS ... 

News Summary: Google adds feature to warn users of possible 'state-sponsored ...
Washington Post
NEW FEATURE: Google is warning users whose accounts it believes are targets of “state-sponsored attacks.” CHINA EYED: Google did not cite a specific government. But it did close its search engine in China in 2010 after saying it no longer wanted to... 

US to facilitate technology access and sharing
The Hindu
US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday assured his Indian counterpart AK Antony that Washington would initiate measures to facilitate technology access and sharing. Mr. Panetta met Mr. Antony for about an hour in the South Block offices of the...

The Hindu

Will provide technology access to India: US
PTI New Delhi: The US on Wednesday promised to initiate measures to provide access to dual usetechnology to India which has been contending that American norms were leading to denial of export of such sophisticated items. This assurance was given by ...

Plays Well With Others: Video Game System Transcends SolitudeNew York Times
LOS ANGELES — Six years ago, while much of the video game industry continued to obsess over explosion-addled young men in basements, Nintendo had the gumption to move in a different direction with the introduction of the Wii.

Top 10 IPv6-Ready Home and Small Business Devices
PC Magazine
Here's a list of devices that support IPv6, ways you can check, and the different types of IPv6 support vendors are touting. By Samara Lynn We test a lot of networking devices, and quite a number of them still lack IPv6 support.

Why IDC Predicts Windows Phone Will Surpass iOS by 2016
Wired News
By Alexandra Chang In four years, Windows Phones will be more popular than iPhones, according to IDC. Photo: Ariel Zambelich Not only will Windows Phone outshine BlackBerry in the worldwide smartphone market, it will surpass Apple's iOS and become the ...

Wired News

Space shuttle Enterprise rides barge to its New York home
NEW YORK — For the first time in history, a space shuttle is landing aboard an aircraft carrier, but instead of catching an arresting wire at high speed, the winged orbiter will be slowly lowered onto the flight deck by crane. Space shuttle Enterprise ...


UN sounds environment alarm ahead of Rio summit
* Only four of 90 goals making significant progress * Climate change, fish stocks showing little or no progress * Rio+20 conference on sustainability from June 20-22 (Adds quote from London press conference in 12th paragraph) By Jeff Coelho and David ...

Kindle Fire is First Android Tablet to Get HBO GO
Wired News
By Roberto Baldwin The Kindle Fire keeps blazing past other Android tablets. In addition to recent news that it owns more than 50 percent of the Android tablet market, the Fire is now the first Android tablet to get HBO GO.

Missed the Venus Transit in 2012? Watch It Online Until 2117
By Alessondra Springmann, PCWorld Jun 6, 2012 11:09 AM The transit of Venus as seen from St. Paul, Minnesota. [Credit: See below]Did you miss the transit of Venus in front of the sun yesterday? Were there clouds in your skies? Stuck in Antarctica?

Nations must talk to halt "cyber terrorism"-Kaspersky
* Kaspersky warns nation's cyber warfare can get out of hand * Says governments must cooperate and software redesigned By Tova Cohen and Maayan Lubell TEL AVIV, June 6 (Reuters) - Eugene Kaspersky, whose lab discovered the Flame virus that has attacked ...

US carriers set Samsung Galaxy S III launch dates, take orders
Los Angeles Times
American mobile carriers have begun taking pre-orders and setting release dates for the Samsung Galaxy S III's US arrival. For those wanting to get the phone as soon as possible, Sprint has begun taking pre-orders for the phone and has set a June 21 ...

Apple seeks to block newest HTC phones from import into US
Washington Post
June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. filed an enforcement action at the US International Trade Commission in Washington, seeking an emergency order that would block imports of HTC Corp.'s newest phones and tablet computers. HTC had been ordered by the ...

Global trade plays key role in species threats: study
By Jeff Coelho | LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly a third of animal species under threat in developing nations can be linked to global trade of manufactured goods and commodities such as sugar, coffee and cocoa, researchers said on Wednesday.

What to do if your LinkedIn password is hacked
With millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online, it's a good time to think about the security of all your online accounts. by Donna Tam News of millions of LinkedIn passwords possibly leaked through a user on a Russian forum is scary ...

Not Just Chatroulette: Hands-On With Airtime [REVIEW]
Airtime is the best frictionless video platform for launching instant video conversations with random people who happen to have some shared interests. That may sound scary, but it's actually kind of fun. This lightweight, powerful tool for social...

Cisco Eyes Facebook-Fueled Network Boost
By James Rogers 06/05/12 - 04:52 PM EDT NEW YORK (TheStreet) - The growth of bandwidth-hungry applications on social networking sites like Facebook(FB) and enterprise applications from the likes of Oracle(ORCL) could spell big bucks for networking ...

Twitter flips the bird, adopts new logo
Los Angeles Times
By Salvador Rodriguez Twitter has adopted a redesigned bird as its new logo, bringing uniformity to the symbol representing its brand. The new logo, which was announced Tuesday on Twitter's blog, replaces Twitter's lowercase "t" and the old bird.

As prehistoric birds emerged, giant insects departed (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
As the first birds took to the skies about 150 million years ago, huge insects started to decline, say scientists. By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer / June 6, 2012 A fossilized insect wing from the species Stephanotypus schneideri and it is ...

Christian Science Monitor

Oracle CEO to lay out 'cloud computing' strategy
Sacramento Bee
AP REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- Oracle CEO Larry Ellison will outline his company's strategy for selling more business software services over the Internet, a rapidly growing concept pioneered by Salesforce.com. Wednesday afternoon's presentation at Oracle ...

Dinosaurs actually weren't that heavy, finds study (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
A comparison of dinosaur skeletons with those of living mammals suggests that the ancient reptiles were tens of tons lighter than previously believed. By Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer / June 6, 2012 Computer "skin and bones" model of ...

Christian Science Monitor

Cloud Office Wars Go Mobile: Google Buys Quickoffice
Wired News
Prime real estate: Will Google's jump on mobile lead to cloud office supremacy? Image: renaissancechambara/Flickr In a move sure to be seen as the next chapter in the cloud office wars, the battlefield has moved to mobile with Google buying mobile ...

Wired News

Qualcomm developing LTE chip that supports 7 spectrum bands
Qualcomm has revealed that it is developing a new LTE chip that can support seven frequency bands, which would mean that future LTE devices equipped with the chip can be used on Verizon, AT&T, and Clearwire 4G. This eliminates the need for ...


Map your world with your personal Street View camera kit
Fed up with Google's Street View site? Images of roads, parks and the Amazon basin just not doing it for you anymore? Well, thanks to the Streetview Camera System, you now have the chance to do a bit of 360-degree mapping of your own.


Honda Fit EV Gets Record High MPG Rating
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the new-for-2013 all-electric version of the subcompact Honda Fit is estimated to achieve the equivalent of 118 mpg, which is the highest rating of any car to date. Officially, this is the so-called ...

LinkedIn mobile app stops collecting private calendar notes
Professional networking site LinkedIn is making headlines today for a reported security breach that may involve the leak of 6.5 million passwords. However, that's not the only security issue plaguing LinkedIn today, as security researchers recently ...


Photos: Last Glimpse of Historic Venus Transit
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Astronomy enthusiasts gathered around the world last night in the hopes of viewing the transit of Venus, an event that will never again occur in our lifetimes. Several PCMaggers were at the 70th St. pier in New York City for the ...

Atom split with quantum mechanics, then put together again
TG Daily
Forget clumsy nuclear fission: researchers have now split an atom into two halves, pulled them apart and put them back together again. The University of Bonn team used quantum mechanics, which allow objects to exist in several states simultaneously, ...

TG Daily

WWDC Preview: What to Expect During Apple's Grand Keynote Unveiling
Wired News
By Roberto Baldwin The keynote of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is always one of the most important tech events of the year — and in 2012 it looks like we'll be seeing a host of big announcements concerning operating systems, Mac computers, ...

Wired News

Sony Debuts Two New Cameras
Sony, at its press briefing in Los Angeles this week, debuted three new cameras, including a new flagship compact camera and handy cam. The compact camera, the Cyber-shot RX100, features a 1-inch Exmor CMOS sensor with 20.2-megapixel resolution.

Xbox SmartGlass Could Save Windows Phone, Tablets
Microsoft's new interactive, cross-platform SmartGlass technology should give Windows client devices a new lease on life. Turns out Microsoft has a strategy, after all. For the past couple of years, Redmond has dribbled out a host of new products, ...

Steve Jobs: 'Why is the file system the face of the OS ... - Fortune Tech
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
FORTUNE -- If you want to know what Tim Cook meant last week at All Things Digital when he said Apple (AAPL) was going to "double down" on secrecy, you only have to spend some time listening to the six appearances his predecessor ...
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