09 July 2012

British judge: Samsung tablets 'not as cool' as iPad, so they don't infringe

British judge: Samsung tablets 'not as cool' as iPad, so they don't infringe
Washington Post
It may not have been the words Samsung wanted to hear, but they got it the outcome it wanted. A British judge ruled Monday that Samsung's tablets do not infringe on the design of the iPad, the Guardian reported, because, “They are not as cool. 

Microsoft tries to sweeten Office 365 deal for partners
By Juan Carlos Perez IDG News Service - Microsoft is modifying its Office 365 sales agreement with partners to motivate them to push the product more aggressively, the company announced on Monday. Microsoft wants to make Office 365 easier to sell and ...

Kindle Fire 2 rumored for August launch
Summary: Amazon could be getting ready to release as many as four Kindle Fire 2 variants, as well as slashing the price of the existing model to $149. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | July 9, 2012 -- Updated 15:53 GMT (08:53 PDT) Amazon is ...

Google's 'Legalize Love' campaign fights gay discrimination worldwide
Fox News
Google is launching an international campaign in support of same-sex marriage in an effort to homosexuality discrimination around the world. The company officially announced the new initiative, “Legalize Love,” Saturday kicking off the campaign in ...

Sharp, Dell Settle Price-Fixing Case for $198.5 Million
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Electronics maker Sharp has agreed to pay $198.5 million to settle a TFT business lawsuit with Dell and two other companies, Reuters reported. In March 2010, the world's third-largest PC maker Dell filed a suit against Sharp, ...

BMW Adds Nuance Messaging App To 3 And 7 Series
Nuance's Dragon Drive! messaging service lets drivers dictate text messages and emails in the 2012 BMW 3 and 7 Series. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek BMW aims to make its luxury sports cars more like a mobile office by adding Nuance's Dragon Drive!

Samsung: Don't blame the Galaxy S3 for burning up
The company says that an "external source" was to blame for the Galaxy S3 burning up, and was not caused by anything internal on the device. by Don Reisinger Samsung says that its Galaxy S3 has been exonerated following an earlier report of it burning ...

BlackBerry App World Hits 3 Billion Downloads
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo In spite of all its troubles, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has something to celebrate — its app store, the BlackBerry App World, has passed 3 billion downloads. "BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook users around the ...

Aggressive Ad Providers Spy on 80 Million Mobile Users
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Jul 9, 2012 8:13 AM Some advertising inside free apps for smartphones pose a threat to consumer privacy, according to a company that makes security software for mobile phones. More than 50 percent of free apps embed ...

Twitter iPhone app slated for major upgrade
The next version of Twitter's iOS app will sport a host of enhancements, according to leaked release notes. by Lance Whitney Major changes seem to be in store for Twitter's iOS app. A new, improved edition of Twitter's iOS app may be around the corner ...

NASA unveils Mars panorama taken by rover Opportunity
Los Angeles Times
NASA has released a strikingly clear panoramic image of the surface of Mars taken by the agency's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity during its fifth winter on the planet. During the four winter months, the rover stayed stationary because the low ...

South Pole Neutron Detectors Could Forecast Solar Storms
Wired News
By Wired UK By Duncan Geere, Wired UK Solar storms are notoriously difficult to predict, but a new application of the South Pole's neutron sensors could help humanity take shelter. These detectors are normally used to estimate the rate at which cosmic ...

Wired News

Divine intervention: Google's Nexus 7 is a fantastic $200 tablet
Ars Technica
by Casey Johnston - Jul 8, 2012 11:30 pm UTC The 7-inch Android tablet is one of the scrappiest models in the gadget landscape. From one manufacturer to the next, one year to the next, these tablets have failed to find an audience or win any vocal ...

Ars Technica

Live long and prosper: Spaceflight 'slows ageing process'
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Microscopic worms live longer in space, scientists have revealed in research that has implications for human ageing. By blasting a bunch of Caenorhabditis elegans worms into orbit on the International Space ...

'Arsenic life' doesn't live on arsenic after all, further search finds
Los Angeles Times
In a long awaited but hardly unanticipated development, two teams of scientists reported Sunday that a strange bacterium called GFAJ-1, once reported to use arsenic instead of phosphorus in its cellular machinery, requires phosphorus to grow after all ...

Ken Block flies through the streets of San Francisco
Fox News
Bullitt's got nothing on Block. DC Shoes founder and professional rally driver Ken Block has taken his brand of insane stunt driving to the streets of San Francisco in the fifth installment of his series of viral Gymkhana videos, which are designed to ...

The power of two: Use your iPad or iPhone as a mobile file server
Ars Technica
Getting access to the filesystem on an iOS device is just an app download away. by Andrew Cunningham - Jul 9, 2012 2:50 pm UTC Avatron's Air Sharing turns your iPhone or iPad into a mobile file server, overcoming one of the limitations inherent to the ...

FBI Shuts Down DNSChanger Servers
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius As expected, the FBI today shut down the DNSChanger servers, potentially cutting off Internet access to those with infected PCs. Despite the hysteria, however, security firm F-Secure said things appear to be under control, ...

Fujitsu Offers Windows 8 Optimized Tablet PCs, Now
PC Magazine
By Joel Santo Domingo Fujitsu today announced an update to its convertible, pen-based tablet laptop, as well as a new hybrid tablet. The Stylistic Q702 business hybrid tablet and the Lifebook T902 convertible tablet PC combine 10-finger touch screens ...

Pakistan shuns physicist linked to 'God particle'
ISLAMABAD — The pioneering work of Abdus Salam, Pakistan's only Nobel laureate, helped lead to the apparent discovery of the subatomic "God particle" last week. But the late physicist is no hero at home, where his name has been stricken from school ...


HP Unveils New AIO PCs for Businesses, Consumers
HP has announced a new line of all-in-one desktop computers with models aimed at both business users and general consumers. The new AIO machines include the business-focused HP Compaq Elite 8300 all-in-one and HP Compaq Pro 6300, along with the ...


Nokia Lumia phones to expand to Verizon
Verizon Wireless will join AT&T and T-Mobile as the next Lumia carrier in the US, says a Nokia VP. by Lance Whitney Verizon customers looking to buy a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone may soon get their wish. The Lumia lineup is headed to Verizon, ...

Mass. gas prices rise for the first time in nearly three months
Boston Globe
By Chris Reidy The average price of gas in Massachusetts was $3.389 a gallon in the latest weekly survey from AAA, up 2 cents from the previous week's average, AAA Southern New England said Monday. The increase broke a streak of 11 consecutive weeks of ...

Rumor: Samsung readying Windows RT tablet for October launch
By Lee Kaelin Samsung is reportedly working on a tablet running Microsoft's next generation operating system ahead of its worldwide release in October. According to sources familiar with the matter cited in a report by Bloomberg, the South Korean firm...

Climate change: Global warming is a fact
Washington Post (blog)
By Joel Achenbach Saturday night I hung out in my sauna. Actually I just sat on the front porch. It was 101 degrees at 8:15 pm, according to the Post website; while weather.com reported that it was 99 degrees. In such situations I prefer the front ...

A Just-Right Black Hole Fills a Cosmic Void
By Dan Cray Monday, July 09, 2012 The universe doesn't do medium. In terms of what turns heads, you're either very, very big (think galactic clusters) or very, very small (think neutrinos and bosons). That's long been assumed to be the rule for black ...

How to Rescue the World's Reefs?
New York Times (blog)
By BETTINA WASSENER Associated PressFish swimming amid bleached coral near the Keppel Islands in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Ocean acidification has emerged as one of the biggest threats to coral reefs across the world.

New York Times (blog)

Wake damages gangway to submarine exhibit at NYC museum
Washington Post
NEW YORK — The gangway to a decommissioned submarine on exhibit at New York's Intrepid Museum was damaged from the wake of a cruise ship. The museum and Coast Guard officials said the incident occurred early Sunday as the Norwegian Star was maneuvering ...

Robotic legs bring scientists one step closer to creation of human-like robots
The Bunsen Burner
University of Arizona engineers have developed a set of robotic legs that mimic the movements of humans. Engineers with the University of Arizona have developed a set of robotic legs that mimic the movements of humans, according to a report from Fox ...

The Bunsen Burner

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