11 June 2012

New Mac Pro, spec-bumped MacBook Pro specs; New AirPort Express

New Mac Pro, spec-bumped MacBook Pro specs; New AirPort Express, USB ...
Ars Technica
We were first to report that four new Mac lines are incoming for WWDC, and now we have received some more detailed information about two of the new updates. First, the Mac Pro. A new Mac Pro will launch at WWDC, marking the pro desktop's first update ...


WWDC 2012: Apple online store is down, updates likely
Washington Post
The Apple online store is down for updates, which always indicates that new products are on the way. Well, almost always. It certainly would make sense, as Apple is expected to make at least a couple of big announcements Monday at its Worldwide ...

Full 100-minute video of Apple CEO Tim Cook at D10 now available
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook's full interview at this year's D10 conference is now available to stream online in its entirety. The video was posted on Monday by All Things D, which hosted the event in Southern California.

Silicon Valley Bank targets UK technology sector
BBC News
Chancellor George Osborne said the move proves "the UK is fast becoming thetechnology centre of Europe". The bank will target the technology, life science, private equity and venture capital sectors. Tech companies Shazam and The Foundry are already ...


Veteran Space Company Orbital Sciences Ready for ISS
Wired News
By Jason Paur With a few decades of space launch experience already under its belt, the Orbital Sciences Corporation is next up to demonstrate cargo delivery capabilities to the International Space Station. With so much attention focused on SpaceX's ...

Flame Malware Code Traced To Stuxnet
InformationWeek
Researchers find a link between the two different pieces of malware, suggesting that the US government may be behind both. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek Did the US government commission the recently discovered Flame malware?

Author Neal Stephenson Solicits Funds for Sword-Fighting Game
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Author Neal Stephenson is taking a brief break from penning novels in order to help fund a sword-based video game known as Clang. Stephenson this week set up a Kickstarter fund that is calling for $500000 for the development of a ...

Penguins' explicit sex acts shocked polar explorer
Fox News
Hidden for nearly 100 years for being too "graphic," a report of "hooligan" behaviors, including sexual coercion, by Adelie penguins observed during Captain Scott's 1910 polar expedition have been uncovered and interpreted.

'Zombie bullets' fly off US shelves after wave of undead attacks
Register
By Lewis Page • Get more from this author Special ammunition optimised for fighting zombies is selling like hot cakes in the USA, according to reports, following sensational media coverage of incidents involving flesh-eating and similar undead-esque ...

Apple expected to unveil applications to take on Google
Reuters
By Poornima Gupta | SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - When Apple Inc kicks off its annual conference for software developers on Monday, all the power players in the Apple universe will be on hand, save the one that is in many ways driving the agenda: Google ...

Mellanox wins Intel contract, shares hit life high
Reuters
(Reuters) - Mellanox Technologies Ltd won a contract to supply chip equipment to Intel Corp for use in servers, sending shares of the Israel-based company to a lifetime high. The contract is for Mellanox's ConnectX-3 FDR InfiniBand adapter silicon.

Microsoft: the cloud is your future, and ours
BetaNews
By Ed Oswald Microsoft is doing what it can to promote cloud computing, focusing on the platform at the TechEd annual developer conference in Orlando, Fla. this week. In the event's opening keynote, Server and Tools chief Satya Nadella told a sold-out ...

BetaNews

Android Reaches 900000 Daily Activations
InformationWeek
Google's Android platform has reached a new adoption milestone, says chief architect Andy Rubin. How long before it reaches 1 million? Android's chief architect, Andy Rubin, took to Twitter over the weekend to share the news that Google's mobile...

China To Launch Manned Docking Mission Later This Month
Forbes
The Chinese space agency has announced that it will be launching a manned docking mission with Tiangong-1, the country's orbiting space lab and its stepping stone towards building a complete space station. The Shenzhou-9 mission will launch sometime in ...

Forbes

After Google Acquisition, Meebo Shutting Down July 11
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo A week after being acquired by Google, social platform Meebo announced it is closing up shop next month. Meebo.com will be shutting down on July 11, the company said in a note on its website. On that day, Meebo Messenger, ...

Lenovo Unveils 'Anytime, Anywhere' Mobile Broadband
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot PC vendor Lenovo today announced its new no-contract mobile broadband service, available to owners of select ThinkPad laptops. The cloud-based service, dubbed Lenovo Mobile Access, provides "pre-connected, always-on, ...

Apple to narrow OS X Mountain Lion's release date, unveil price today
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Although speculation that Apple would wrap up its new Mountain Lion Mac operating system early has flopped, later today the company will likely narrow the launch date to a specific month this summer.

Pachter: Wii U price must not exceed $300
Computerandvideogames.com
By Rob Crossley for CVG UK Nintendo must sell its next generation games console for less than $300 (£190) per unit in order for it to stand a chance at retail, a Wedbush Morgan analyst has claimed. Wedbush Morgan games analyst Michael Pachter Games ...

LinkedIn hacked: How to protect yourself online
CBS News
(MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Last week, LinkedIn (LNKD) (along with unrelated sites like eHarmony and Last.fm) suffered a massive data breach when millions of user accounts and passwords were leaked and posted to hacker sites. Is there a way to know if you ...

CBS News

Intel Strikes Back at Computex
PC Magazine
By Michael J. Miller This year's Computex show was clearly dominated by "Wintel," specifically Microsoft Windows 8 and Intel's latest Core microprocessors. A while back, that would not have been surprising. After all, machines based on Windows and x86 ...

Fair skies greet bikers for start of NH bike week
CBS News
LACONIA, NH — Laconia Motorcycle Week is getting sunny skies for a second straight day to kick off the first weekend of the annual event that draws hundreds of thousands of bikers to New Hampshire's lakes region. The second day of the 89th annual biker ...

Arbitron/CIMM study demonstrates broadening scope of PPM measurement
Radio-Info.com
Arbitron and the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM) have released a study that utilizes the Portable People Meter to reveal TV viewers' usage of PCs and mobile devices as “second and third screens” to access video content.

Hackers Attack European League Of Legends Accounts
ZoKnowsGaming
European League Of Legends accounts in certain regions have come under attack from hackers, according to the official League Of Legends website. Riot Games notified users yesterday about the breach, which left email addresses, encrypted account ...

Discuss: Who should history remember — Steve Jobs or Bill Gates?
The Seattle Times
Author Malcolm Gladwell believes in 50 years, history will remember Bill Gates but Steve Jobs will be forgotten, according to The Seattle Times Microsoft Pri0 blog. Bill Gates brought the personal computer to the masses and may or may not be able to...

Apple Combats Google-Microsoft-Facebook Troika in App Race
AdAge.com
Apple is releasing a fresh lineup of computers and software tools to woo consumers and keep developers making applications amid accelerating rivalry from Google, Microsoft and, now, Facebook. Apple will use the Worldwide Developers Conference starting ...

CU-Boulder-led team finds microbes in extreme environment on South American ...
CU Boulder News & Events
A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder looking for organisms that eke out a living in some of the most inhospitable soils on Earth has found a hardy few. A new DNA analysis of rocky soils in the Martian-like landscape on some volcanoes in ...

Neustar to provide registry services for up to 358 new gTLDs
Domain Name News
by Mike Cohen in Categories: new gTLDs Neustar Inc (NYSE: NSR) has announced that it has been selected as the registry services provider for 358 applicants for new generic Top-Level domains (gTLDs). Additionally, Neustar has been selected by the City ...

Domain Name News

25% of smartphone owners also have a tablet
IntoMobile
After a few false starts, the tablet computer market is fully taking off. The surge is led by Apple's iPad tablet, which debuted in 2010 and single-handedly comprises a significant majority of the tablets found in consumer households today.

Before deep space, NASA heads deep under water
Tehran Times
NASA may have retired its shuttles, but it has its sights on sending astronauts deeper into space than ever before. These voyages are years away, but on Monday, astronauts were heading underwater to take part in a simulation that will help them figure ...


Technology shrinks need for office space
Vancouver Sun
Technology, the urge to go green, telecommuting and a generation of workers who grew up with smart-phones in their hands and computers in their laps are revamping the work culture. Companies are knocking down walls, even dismantling cubicles to create ...

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