31 July 2012

Apple's Ive: 'Our goal isn't to make money'

Apple design chief: 'Our goal isn't to make money'
Apple might be the world's most valuable company, with a market capitalisation of $556bn (£354bn), but its design chief insists it is not in business for the money. By Katherine Rushton, Media, telecoms and technology editor Sir Jonathan Ive, ...


Is Twitter's Olympic knee jerk about money?
Twitter suspends a British journalist who happened to criticize NBC's Olympics coverage for doing something that seemed not to be against its rules. Might its commercial partnership with NBC have hooded its eyes? by Chris Matyszczyk An impression of ...

Curiosity's journey to Mars
Washington Post
NASA's sedan-size Mars rover is scheduled to land on the Red Planet's surface Aug. 5 to learn whether it was, or ever could be, home to extraterrestrial life. This photo taken by the NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the planet Mars.

Expert: Huawei routers are riddled with vulnerabilities
German security researcher says the Chinese government doesn't need to demand back doors on Huawei routers because there are already major holes in their firmware. by Elinor Mills LAS VEGAS -- A German security researcher says he has uncovered several ...
Jury selected in Apple, Samsung US patent trial
By Dan Levine and Poornima Gupta SAN JOSE, Calif., July 30 (Reuters) - An insurance agent, an unemployed video game enthusiast and a project manager for wireless carrier AT&T were among the 10 jurors selected to decide a high-stakes US patent battle ...

BMW shows 75 mph electric scooter
BMW says its C Evolution is the final development step towards a production electric two-wheeler. by Wayne Cunningham The C Evolution is the third generation of an electric scooter being developed by BMW. In the last decade, BMW's motorcycle division ...

Bots Raise Their Heads Again on Facebook
New York Times (blog)
By SOMINI SENGUPTA Any business that advertises on Facebook wants eyes looking at its ads and then fingers clicking on them. Facebook gets paid based on how many clicks that ad receives – effectively, on how many users it can send to a particular brand...

Google Glass hangout for pre-order customers causes confusion
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Google Glass team members held a "hangout" on Monday dedicated to discussion about the futuristic spectacles, but hardly anything (if anything) new was learned. By Rachel King for Between the Lines | July 30, 2012 -- 21:35 GMT (14:35 PDT) In ...

Apple Preparing IPhone Redesign for Sept. 12 Introduction
By Adam Satariano on July 30, 2012 Apple Inc. (AAPL) (AAPL) is preparing to introduce the next version of the iPhone on Sept. 12 in what will be a design overhaul of its top-selling product, according to two people with knowledge of the company's plans ...

Modern Warfare 3 September DLC images leaked
We've got a slew of Modern Warfare 3 rumors to tell you about today, so sit down and strap in. We may have received our first glimpse at Activision's September DLC offerings for the immensely popular military shooter, which will apparently add three ...


The next generation of giant wind turbines may go vertical
Traditional wind turbine designs are HAWT. You know, not hot hawt, but HAWT like a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine." A HAWT design is what you probably think of when you picture a wind turbine (it's the thing that looks like a big propeller on a stick), ...

Modern culture emerged in Africa 20000 years earlier than thought
Los Angeles Times
Modern culture emerged in southern Africa at least 44000 years ago, more than 20000 years earlier than anthropologists had previously believed, researchers reported Monday. That blossoming of technology and art occurred at roughly the same time that ...

Microsoft unveils fondle-ready keyboards, mice
Offering the latest evidence that Microsoft is moving toward an Apple-like integrated product strategy, on Monday Redmond announced a new collection of keyboards and mice that cater not just to Windows 8's spare aesthetic, but also to the design of ...

Two climate papers get hyped first, reviewed later. Isn't that a bad idea?
Washington Post (blog)
In September 2011, researchers at the CERN institute in Geneva convened a press conference to make a jaw-dropping announcement. The scientists had been firing a beam of neutrinos 450 miles from Switzerland to Italy, and, after taking tens of thousands ...

Samsung Product Chief: 'It's Unreasonable That We're Fighting Over Rectangles'
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles The Apple v. Samsung trial that begins in a San Jose federal courtroom on Monday could emerge as the most important patent dispute of the decade. Apple and Samsung are accusing each other of infringing on a number technology ...

Wired News

Number of 'distracted walking' injuries quadruple in 7 years
Los Angeles Times
America, we have got a problem. It is called "distracted walking" and while it occasionally makes for hilarious online video bloopers, it is also posing a real danger to the people of our great nation. The number of people who have landed in US ...

Why you shouldn't fall for the upgrade trap phone makers set for you
Will the latest superphone save you time, organize your days and make you the life of the party any more than your last phone? Probably not. For the first couple of days after my new Samsung Galaxy S3 arrived we were inseparable.


Apple's iPhone Takes Smartphone Share from Android in U.S.
The Mac Observer
Apple's iPhone gained market share in the US smartphone industry during the June quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. The company said that Apple's share rose from 23 percent in the second quarter of 2011 to 33 percent in Q2 of 2012.

The Mac Observer

AirPlay only the audio from your Mac using OS X Mountain Lion
AirPlay mirroring is a new feature in OS X Mountain Lion, but you can also stream your Mac's system sounds to any AirPlay device. Here's how. by Jason Cipriani One of the new features in OS X Mountain Lion is the new AirPlay Mirroring feature.

MacBook Pro review (13-inch, mid-2012)
By Sarah Silbert posted Jul 30th 2012 4:00PM When the MacBook Pro with Retina display is in the game, Apple's "regular" Pros may seem a bit like also-rans. After all, why would you choose them when you could get a brilliant 15-inch 2880 x 1800 IPS ...

Capcom posts strong financial report for Q1 2012
Capcom is looking pretty good at the end of its first quarter for the year, thanks in no small part to the success of Dragon's Dogma. We've known for a while that Dragon's Dogma has passed 1 million units shipped, but today Capcom reiterated that ...


NASA: American flags have survived the moon's harsh ultraviolet light
The Capitol Column
New images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) show that five out of the six flags placed on the moon by astronauts from the Apollo moon landing missions during the 1960s and 1970s still stand upright on the moon.

The Capitol Column

Saturn moon's landslides attract study
The prehistoric Blackhawk landslide fell from California's San Bernadino mountains and extends five miles into the Lucerne Valley. Credit: Kerry Sieh/USGS ST. LOUIS, July 30 (UPI) -- Long, icy landslides on a moon of Saturn resemble ones on Earth known ...


Ubisoft Patches Browser Plugin that Left Game-Players Open to Cyber-Attack
Ubisoft Entertainment says it has patched a security vulnerability in a browser plugin that, if exploited, could have left users open to cyber-attack. Videogame maker Ubisoft Entertainment says it has patched a security vulnerability uncovered in a ...

Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter
New York Times
Apple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter. While Apple has been hugely successful in selling phones ...

Century of Drought May Be Ahead
A drought that gripped western North America from 2000 to 2004 was the worst since the Middle Ages, but such extreme conditions may become normal during the next 100 years, finds a new study. During the drought that started at the turn of the century, ...

Why The Open Cloud Wins And Oracle Loses When IT Gets Virtualized
Centralia Chronicle
Oracle said today they have bought a company called Xsigo that leverages the growing popularity of a new form of technology called software defined networking (SDN) that is shaking up the way we view IT and the cloud. An online service is needed to ...

Olympics: Swiss soccer player sent home for racist tweet
Christian Science Monitor
Michel Morganella joined the growing list of athletes at the London Olympics who have gotten into hot water for using Twitter. By Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer / July 30, 2012 Switzerland's Michel Morganella (l.) battles against a South Korean player ...

Christian Science Monito
Floating city for high-tech start-ups?
CBS News
Once you get 12 nautical miles off the coast, you are no longer in U.S. territorial waters, but you're still an easy commute from Silicon Valley, the tech capital of the world. That's why Mutabdzija and his partner Max Marty think it's the perfect place to set up an ...

CBS News

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