17 June 2012

Microsoft to launch tablet to compete with iPad

Microsoft 'to launch tablet to compete with iPad'
The Guardian
Microsoft is to launch an own-brand tablet running a new version of Windows in a bit to compete with Apple's iPad, according to rumours swirling in the technology industry. An invitation to an event in Los Angeles on Monday evening sent out by the ...

China Sends Its First Woman Into Space
Wall Street Journal
By BRIAN SPEGELE BEIJING—China's launch of three astronauts Saturday, including its first woman, into space was the first step in a much-anticipated test of whether China can achieve its first manned space-docking. The mission is the latest step as ...

Retailers feast on free Facebook tools, shun ads
Reuters
By Alistair Barr | CHICAGO (Reuters) - Krishan Agarwal, president of online luxury watch vendor Melrose.com, told a roomful of attentive Internet retailers last week how Facebook had helped his company generate about 25 percent more sales in two years.

Air Force video reveals X-37B space plane landing
msnbc.com
The US Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane came back to Earth Saturday after 15 months in orbit on a mystery mission, and its much-anticipated landing was caught on video. The X-37B spacecraft touched down at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at ...

Lorenzo cruises to Silverstone success
AFP
SILVERSTONE — Jorge Lorenzo cruised to a comfortable win over defending world champion Casey Stoner in the British MotoGP here on Sunday, with Spaniards also clinching the Moto2 and Moto3 categories. The Yamaha star, a winner here in 2010 when he went ...

AFP

Diablo III puts PC gaming back on top
TG Daily
The video game market ebbs and flows with the state of our economy. When times are tough, people stop buying video games and related hardware. When the economy picks back up, gaming gear purchases rebound. So it comes as little surprise that a recent ...

TG Daily

Does Auto Layout In iOS 6 Mean A Larger iPhone Screen Is A Done Deal?
TechCrunch
The WWDC keynote came and went with nary a mention of a new iPhone, but that didn't stop people from ruminating about Apple's newest mobile juggernaut. Apple's brass spent much of their time on-stage pulling back the curtains on the latest version of ...

TechCrunch

Rumor: Apple to Launch 13-inch MacBook Pro by October
Tom's Hardware Guide
As WWDC draws to a close, conversation has turned to the products Apple didn't announce last Monday and when we might expect to see additional product launches from Cupertino. There are the obvious and long awaited gadgets, such as the iPhone 5 and ...

Teased Nokia announcement unrelated to Microsoft tablet event
TechRadar UK
By Chris Smith June 17th 2012 A ripple of excitement moved through the tech fraternity this weekend when Nokia teased it would be a part of Microsoft's big press event on Monday. The Finnish smartphone company posted an image on its US Facebook page, ...

TechRadar UK

Removal of Leaked Xbox 720 Document Only Makes Folks More Interested
Geekosystem
by Rollin Bishop | 11:00 am, June 17th, 2012 There's nothing quite like having your legal firm requesting the removal of incriminating documents to lend said documents legitimacy. What may have otherwise been taken as a hoax document purporting the...

Bones of John The Baptist Possibly Discovered
ABC News (blog)
A team of researchers believe a knuckle bone found buried beneath a Bulgarian church may belong to John the Baptist, the New Testament prophet who heralded the ministry of Jesus. The archaeologists from Oxford University were surprised that the bones ...

ABC News (blog)

Happy Father's Day From Google Doodle
Shockya.com
To celebrate fathers today, Google is featuring a new animated, interactive Doodle. Replacing the search engine's official logo on its homepage, the Doodle initially has the L from Google wearing glasses, seated in an arm chair reading a newspaper.

Shockya.com

Apple I fetches $374.5K at Sotheby's auction, Steve Jobs Atari note goes for ...
Engadget
By Joe Pollicino posted Jun 17th 2012 9:31AM Here's an update for all the collectors of vintage Apple Computer-wares out there. If you'll recall, it was a few weeks back when Sotheby's announced it would auction off an Apple 1 motherboard, ...

Microsoft Said to Hold Talks on Buying Yammer Social Site
Bloomberg
Gerard Til/Redux Yammer is a social network designed for business collaboration, for use on multiple platforms. (Corrects spelling of Yammer spokeswoman's name in fifth paragraph of story that ran June 14.) Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is in discussions to ...

Bloomberg

Mobile-Phone Radiation Safety to Be Reviewed by US FCC
Businessweek
By Todd Shields on June 15, 2012 The US Federal Communications Commission plans to ask whether its standards protect people from mobile-phone radiation, a question it hasn't posed in 15 years, as people use smartphones for longer, more frequent calls.

Apple interested in swappable iPhone camera lenses
Apple Insider
By Neil Hughes A new concept for an improved iPhone camera system would allow users to reconfigure or even replace the lens for optimal pictures. The details of Apple's proposed invention were revealed in a new patent filing discovered by AppleInsider ...

TV Maker VIZIO Launches New Laptop and Desktop PCs
GamerLive.TV
VIZIO has launched its new line of personal computers designed to work hard and play hard. By combining its entertainment know-how with the unmatched power of the latest Intel Core processors, VIZIO intends to set a new standard for the Windows ...

Ethiopia clamps down on Skype and other internet use on Tor
BBC News
By Katia Moskvitch Technology reporter, BBC News Campaigners have warned of fresh efforts by the Ethiopian government to clamp down on certain types of internet use in the country. Reporters Without Borders says that the authorities have installed a ...

BBC News

Motorcycle helmet laws reduce deaths
Carmi Times
By Anonymous Fewer motorcyclists die in states that require helmets, and the costs to society are lower too, according to a new federal study released Thursday. About five times as many no-helmet biker deaths occur in states with less restrictive laws,...

Internet's domain name land grab more than just “fools gold”
Toronto Star
Last week, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the California-based non-profit corporation charged with the principal responsibility for maintaining the Internet's domain name system, revealed that it has received nearly...

Facebook loses its chief technology officer
TechRadar UK
By Chris Smith June 17th 2012 Facebook CTO Bret Taylor has announced he will be leaving the social network this summer to start his own company. The new company, details of which remain unknown, will be founded with Taylor's pal Kevin Gibbs, ...

TechRadar UK

Apple To Finally Fight Google ('s Motorola)
RedOrbit
Apple will face off against Google's Motorola next week in the ongoing war between Android and iOS. Though the outcome of this decision seemed shaky when lawyers for the 2 companies left pretrial meetings last week, US Circuit Judge Richard Posner ...

RedOrbit

iOS 6 Includes Gay And Lesbian Couple Emoji
TechCrunch
Now this is nice: Apple has updated their Emoji collection to reflect reality. They've added a lesbian and homosexual couple to the usual collection of goofy faces, monkeys, and weird skulls. The new Emoji will appear in iOS 6 but to access the ...

Apple iPad to gain market share in 2012 at expense of Android
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Market research firm IDC on Thursday released an updated worldwide tablet sales forecast and expects Apple to gain more ground over Android devices in 2012 amid an overall surge for the sector. According to the latest IDC Worldwide ...
Samsung, Apple get most smartphone profits: survey
AFP
NEW YORK — Samsung and Apple have captured more than half the global market for smartphones and over 90 percent of its profits, a research firm said Friday. ABI Research said global smartphone shipments grew 41 percent year-over-year to 144.6 million ...

AFP

Facebook to pay $10 million to settle suit
Reuters
By Dan Levine and Sarah McBride | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $10 million to charity to settle a lawsuit that accused the site of violating users' rights to control the use of their own names, photographs and likenesses, ...

Take A Look At Beautiful New Rendered Pictures Of The iPhone 5
Apple Bitch (blog)
Based on the all the recent rumors and leaked parts apparently destined for the iPhone 5, one could fairly successfully assemble a reasonable approximation of what the device will look like. As such, a new set of detailed renders of what the next ...

Apple Bitch (blog)

Chicago technology venture capital scorecard for 2011
Chicago Tribune
When technology startups are ready to turbocharge their growth, whether that means quickly expanding into new markets or hiring additional talent, they often ...

CIOs Play a Big Role in Technology Startups
The American Dream is alive and well among tech startups. There's no shortage of entrepreneurs who believe that all it takes to become the next Facebook is a billion-dollar idea and the determination to see it through. Of course, taking a ...
Government Technology News


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