25 June 2012

Google Nexus Tablet Details Leak

Google Nexus Tablet Details Leak
Specs for the Nexus 7, a Google-branded tablet with a seven-inch display, sneak out, pointing to a mid-level device with a competitive price. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Leaked training materials for the as-yet unannounced Google Nexus tablet point ... 

Investment Banks Seek Business in Patent Deals as M&A Work Slows
Amid the dearth of global mergers and acquisitions, a handful of investment banks are finding business advising companies on patent sales. Lazard Ltd. (LAZ), Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR) and Barclays Plc (BARC) are banking on a turf typically dominated ...

Verizon, T-Mobile Plan Spectrum Swap
By Grant Gross, IDG News Verizon Wireless will swap spectrum with T-Mobile USA in the AWS (advanced wireless service) band, if Verizon can get regulatory approval to buy the spectrum from a group of cable companies, the companies announced Monday.

Microsoft: We Won't Build Own Windows Phones
Microsoft exec categorically denies reports that the company plans to bring its Surface tablet strategy to the smartphone market. By Paul McDougall InformationWeek A Microsoft executive said the company has no plans to manufacture its own ...

Two LulzSec Members Plead Guilty to Sony, CIA Hacking
By Lindsay Fortado on June 25, 2012 Ryan Cleary and another member of the LulzSec “hacktivist” group, pleaded guilty to disrupting websites at Sony Corp. (6758), the Central Intelligence Agency and News Corp. (NWSA) (NWSA) while denying they illegally ...

Quest Software gets new $2.32B takeover bid
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Quest Software Inc. said Monday that it received a higher buyout offer from unnamed bidder worth about $2.32 billion, continuing a battle for the technology services provider. The most recent offer of $27.50 per share follows ...

Samsung: Galaxy S III sales to hit 10 mln in July
SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics Co., the world's top mobile phone maker, said Monday it expects global sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July even as it struggles to keep up with demand because of component ...


Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
PC Magazine
Incredibly bright and sharp screen. Thin and light aluminum body. Blazing fast quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Dearth of apps that take advantage of the screen. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 is the best Android tablet money can buy, ...

After Windows Phone 8 announcement, Nokia sales estimates cut
Los Angeles Times
A group of analysts have significantly cut revenue estimates of Nokia phones after Microsoft's announcement of Windows Phone 8 last week. Nomura Holdings Inc. said it expects Nokia to only sell 34 million devices running Windows Phone in 2013,...

Sony, Panasonic tying up in advanced TV displays
The Associated Press
By YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer – 2 hours ago TOKYO (AP) — Long-time Japanese rivals Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are working together to develop next-generation TV panels called OLEDs in a reversal of decades of rivalry as they try to catch up ...

The Associated Press

Facebook Testing 'Find Friends Nearby' Feature
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Facebook is testing out a new feature that lets you discover new Facebook friends who are nearby. If you were in a bar, for example, and wanted to find out who was around you or add someone you just met, navigate to the "Find ...

Yelp check-ins expected for Apple's new Maps
Ars Technica
by Jacqui Cheng - Jun 25, 2012 3:30 pm UTC Remember when people had the patience to "check in" at restaurants or other businesses on their iPhones in order to get discounts? Okay, some people still do, and it appears as if Apple plans to begin catering ...

Ars Technica

Analyst sees RIM losing 90 percent of workers
RIM is set up for a triple whammy that may require the company to shed most of its employees just to survive as a niche security device maker. by Larry Dignan Research In Motion is a fundamentally broken company that is likely to be split up in parts ...

Stonehenge built as a symbol of peace and unity, British researchers suggest
Christian Science Monitor
The creation of the mysterious monument and the culture built around it suggests Stonehenge was thought as a symbol of unity in late Neolithic Europe, British researchers say. By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience / June 25, 2012 The mysterious structure of ...

Christian Science Monitor

Survey: 70% of teens hide online behavior from parents
(CNN) -- Here's a real shocker: Teens are better than their parents at using the Internet, and are likely to hide some of their online behaviors from them. That news comes from a 2017-person survey funded by the online security software maker McAfee, ...

Apple, Motorola Patent Lawsuit Shut Down… Again
The Mac Observer
Judge Richard Posner dismissed Apple and Motorola's patent infringement lawsuit on Friday, ending both side's attempts to impose injunctions on the sale of each other's smartphones. The Judge dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice, meaning Apple and ...

The Mac Observer

213 miles up, Chinese astronauts achieve milestone
Christian Science Monitor
A trio of Chinese astronauts successfully manually docked their space capsule to a prototype orbiting module on Sunday. By Clara Moskowitz, SPACE.com / June 25, 2012 This still from a CNTV bradcast shows the view from a camera aboard China's Shenzhou 9 ...

Christian Science Monitor

NYT Times expands digital platform
NEW YORK — The New York Times said Monday it was expanding its digital news offerings to third-party platforms as part of a push for more online subscribers. The "NYT Everywhere" will begin with Flipboard, a so-called social magazine which allows its ...


Video: '7 minutes of terror' for next Mars probe
EE Times
WASHINGTON – On Aug. 5, 2012, after completing a nine-month, 354 million mile journey, mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will attempt to break the fall of a rover-carrying spacecraft traveling at about 13000 miles per hour to zero ...

EE Times

Sony Xperia Ion promotion begins
TG Daily
The device was released to stores around the country yesterday and although it didn't spark a lot of camping out at mobile stores, it is quite possibly the beginning of something big. Sony Mobile Communications, a brand new division within Sony that...

Google, Boingo offer New York free summer Wi-Fi
NEW YORK — Google and wireless Internet group Boingo said Monday they would offer free Wi-Fi access over the summer months in many parts of New York City, including some busy subway stations. "Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can ...


Nintendo to start selling 3DS with larger screens
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese game maker Nintendo Co. has upgraded its 3DS handheld to sport a screen nearly twice as big as the previous model amid hot competition against smartphones and tablets that are wooing people away from dedicated gaming machines.

Don't Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment Editing and ...
No more “Arggh! Copy, delete, paste, edit, post.” Facebook is now rolling out the ability to edit comments, but users will be able to see the full edit history of a thread. This is just one more feature that I really liked about Google+, since I could ...

DirecTV cuts 3-D channel from 24-hour to part-time
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DirecTV says it has reduced the programming hours of its 24-hour 3-D channel, n3D, due to a shortage of 3-D content. The satellite TV provider launched the channel to much fanfare in July 2010, boasting the backing of Panasonic Corp.

The Design Principles of Metro Apps
Dr. Dobb's
By Dino Esposito, June 25, 2012 App bars, live tiles, and charms are part of the many new Metro features whose use is inspired by a core set of new design principles. A Metro-style app uniquely leverages the features of Microsoft Windows 8.

What were they thinking? Studies reveal animal intellect
WASHINGTON — The more we study animals, the less special we seem. Baboons can distinguish between written words and gibberish. Monkeys seem to be able to do multiplication. Apes can delay instant gratification longer than a human child can.


MIT Labs' Infinity-by-Nine system aims to provide a more immersive viewing ...
By Tyler Lee on 06/25/2012 07:00 PDT Playing games and watching movies for the most part tends to be a very straight-on experience, save for 3D, since the screen is usually right in front of you. While there are setups such as IMAX which offers a wider ...


Study Slashes Deforestation Carbon Emission Estimate
Science Daily (press release)
ScienceDaily (June 25, 2012) — A new study with NASA participation has sharply reduced previous estimates of how much carbon was emitted into Earth's atmosphere from tropical deforestation in the early 2000s. Research scientist Sassan Saatchi of NASA's ...

RBS tech mess will entrench UK's "free" banking
RBS tech mess will entrench UK's "free" banking .... news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small ...

Nightmare Airport Road Costs Jobs in Bangalore: Corporate India
For visitors to Bangalore, India's technology capital, the worst leg of their journey can begin ...Nightmare Airport Road Costs Jobs for India Silicon Valley: Tech ...

Federal Workers: Professional Technology Should Match Personal
The Digital Government Strategy directs Federal agencies to "seize the digital opportunity and fundamentally change how the Federal Government serves both ...

New York City's Getting a Tech Upgrade
By Alex Fitzpatrick
The initiatives, introduced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and developed in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Information Technology and ...

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