21 June 2012

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BBC News - IBM supercomputer overtakes Fujitsu as world's fastest
By Naveena Kottoor Technology reporter, BBC News. Picture of the team behind IBM's Sequoia. The IBM team behind the world's fastest computer. Continue ...

Yoani Sanchez: Cuban Government Claims Havana Technology ...
By Yoani Sanchez
I was very positively impressed by the hunger for technology that I saw in some people and especially in some university freshmen who are forbidden to connect to the web until they are sophomores. And what struck me most is that Cuba is a ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (T-Mobile)
PC Magazine
State-of-the-art everything. Big, but light. Advanced call quality features. Long battery life. Expensive. Plastic build. Many features are buried deep in the menu system. The big, bold Samsung Galaxy S III is the most powerful, capable Android ...

LinkedIn Faces $5 Million Lawsuit After Password Breach
The case involving the leaking of 6.5 million passwords raises issues of security at dominant Websites like LinkedIn and Facebook. LinkedIn is the target of a $5 million class-action suit that claims the social networking site's data security measures ...

WP8 won't run on current Windows Phone, a problem for Nokia
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Windows Phone 8, coming in the fall, won't run on existing Windows Phones, Microsoft said during the launch of the smartphone operating system Wednesday. As a result, analysts expect sales of existing Windows Phone ...

Swype Beta Adds Automatic Learning of New Words
By Jared Newman, PCWorld Jun 21, 2012 6:41 AM Swype, the Android virtual keyboard by Nuance that lets users type by dragging their finger across the screen, just became a lot more useful in its latest beta release. Swype's keyboard is unique in that it ...

Motorola Seeks New Licensing Deal With Microsoft
Wall Street Journal
By JOHN LETZING An executive at Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility unit said it is trying to propose new patent licensing terms for Microsoft Corp., as the cellphone maker remains locked in legal battles with both the software giant and Silicon Valley ...

RIM says first BlackBerry 10 device will not have a physical keyboard
Washington Post
TORONTO — The first BlackBerry device running Research in Motion Ltd.'s new operating software will not have a physical keyboard, only a touch-screen one. The BlackBerry 10 software will be offered on devices with physical keyboards in the future, ...

Physics blogs hint that long-sought Higgs boson is in sight [Updated June 21]
Los Angeles Times
Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider on the border of France and Switzerland may be on the verge of announcing the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson, the so-called God particle that theorists believe gives all other particles mass.

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter finds ice in south pole crater
Los Angeles Times
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has found that the Shackleton crater at the moon's frigid south pole contains about 22% ice on its surface, astronomers reported Thursday in the journal Nature. To their surprise, the team apparently saw ...

Microsoft serves notice to sites hosting Xbox 720 roadmap
The company's takedown notices appear to confirm the authenticity of the huge document -- a 50+ page PowerPoint file -- that purported to lay out the roadmap for Microsoft's upcoming console. by Don Reisinger Microsoft is playing hardball with ...

New Microsoft security defense to take aim at potent exploit technique
Ars Technica
by Dan Goodin - Jun 21, 2012 3:43 pm UTC Microsoft engineers plan to adopt new security defenses that will help their software better withstand a powerful exploitation technique hackers are increasingly using to install malware on end users' computers.

Low Latency No. 28: Tablet tease
Microsoft's Surface tablet press conference was good, but it left us with more questions than before it started. by Blake Stevenson and Jeff Bakalar Microsoft's press conference earlier this week reminded us a lot of what Apple has perfected -- the ...

Tumblr launches redesigned, vastly improved iOS app
Los Angeles Times
Tumblr has released a newly designed version of its iOS app. The new app for Apple devices comes with a redesigned dashboard, support for high-resolution images, support for Spotify and also comes with an offline mode. Tumblr, which has more than 60 ...

Evidence of great white sharks reported off Cape Cod coast
Fox News
Cue the “Jaws” theme. Just before vacationers and locals had enough time to lay out their beach towels and apply sun block, researchers near Cape Cod, Mass., warned swimmers to be on the lookout for great white sharks. There have been no great white ...

World record set as driver catches golf ball in car going 120 mph
Fox News
Tiger may be able to juggle a ball on his club, but he's never made a shot like this. British pro golfer Jake Shepherd and former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard have teamed up to set a Guinness World Record for the “furthest golf shot caught in a ...

Report: Next iPhone's 'mini' connector to make current cables, docks useless
According to a report, the current 30-pin dock conector (pictured) will be replaced by a 19-pin version in the next iPhone. Most folks have accepted that they'll buy new cases almost every time they upgrade their iPhones, thanks to subtle — and ...

Tesla's Model S Receives 89 MPGe EPA Rating
Tesla's top-of-the-line Model S has finally received its EPA ratings, and as previously predicted, the vehicle landed a 265-mile range. Tesla's Model S is an electric sedan that comes in three different versions, with 40 kWh, 60 kWh or 85 kWh battery ...


NaturalMotion raises $11m to set up US headquarters, develop high-end social ...
Game technology and development company NaturalMotion has raised $11 million from venture capital group Benchmark in a second round of funding. It will use part of the investment to open a US headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.


Google Project Aims to Document Endangered Languages
By Loek Essers, IDG-News-Service:Amsterdam-Bureau Google has cooperated with universities and linguistic organizations to begin documenting approximately 3500 languages that are at risk of disappearing in the next 100 years, the company said on...

LCD TV shipments drop for the first time
There's trouble ahead for the television industry: NPD DisplaySearch reports that LCD TV shipments declined year-on-year for the first time in history. The data suggests that 43.1 million units were shipped during the first quarter of this year, ...

Car Survey Shows Fewer Complaints but More With Personal Electronics
New York Times
DETROIT — Carmakers are doing a better job than ever eliminating nagging problems like wind noise, paint chips and balky engines. Now the auto industry has to figure out how to make similar improvements in technologies aimed at users, like hands-free ...

Secret to cheetahs' speedy stride found
CBS News
(LiveScience) Cheetahs and greyhounds have very similar running styles, but somehow the big cats leave their doggy rivals in the dust. Their secret: Cheetahs "switch gears" while running, striding more frequently at higher speeds, new research finds.

CBS News

Emperor Penguin's Empire Shrinking With Warming
Discovery News
Emperor penguins' breeding population may shrink by up to 80 percent by 2100 as melting sea ice reduces the emperor's once vast reach. "Our best projections show roughly 500 to 600 breeding pairs remaining by the year 2100," said Stephanie Jenouvrier, ...

Compliance fine simply peanuts to big Apple
Sydney Morning Herald
APPLE'S rigid global marketing rules are responsible for its Australian arm making misleading and deceptive claims, which saw it cop a $2.25 million fine yesterday. Justice Mordecai Bromberg of the Federal Court in Melbourne found that the ...

US takes control of dinosaur skeleton in NY Friday
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — A dinosaur skeleton is scheduled to be taken by US authorities on Friday from the custody of an auction house after a judge permitted its seizure for its likely return home to Mongolia. Heritage Auctions Co-Chairman Jim Halperin said the ...

New York Daily News

Facebook, Yahoo negotiating to end patent dispute
by Chloe Albanesius, 21 June, 2012 Yahoo and Facebook are trying to resolve their differences regarding their patent dispute, according to recent court filings. "The parties are currently engaged in settlement negotiations to resolve this dispute," ...

Gigapixel Photography: Another Promise of Camera Revolution
By Jared Newman, PCWorld Jun 21, 2012 9:07 AM Photographers are used to thinking in megapixels, but researchers at Duke University have gone even bigger with the first gigapixel camera for general use. DOne image from the Aware-2 camera, with segments ...

Review: The 2012 MacBook Air soars with Ivy Bridge
Ars Technica
New Air may look the same, but performance has surged ahead in just one year. by Jacqui Cheng - Jun 21, 2012 12:30 am UTC Another year, another MacBook Air. Apple's lightweight machine has come a long way since it was first released in 2008.

Ars Technica

Don't Take My Word For It - Check Out the Reading Rainbow App
Chip Chicklets
Reading Rainbow, the classic children's television show that encouraged kids to read and offered up recommendations, is making a welcome comeback in the form of an iPad app. From the looks of it, it's going to be the last word on storybooks apps.

Summer solstice begins, but June gloom remains in LA
Los Angeles Times
The summer solstice, the official arrival of the season, began about 4 pm Wednesday, and officials with the National Weather Service said inland portions of the Los Angeles area did experience a bit warmer temperatures. But meteorologists warned that ...

Sony forced to suspend PlayStation Store in Korea following new laws
by Mike Rose [Console/PC, Business/Marketing] Newsbrief: Sony Computer Entertainment announced this week that the PlayStation Store and related services for the PlayStation 3 will be suspended in South Korea from June 29, to comply with the country's ...

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