21 July 2012

Internet Defense League Launches Cat Signal

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Tech Report: Internet Defense League Launches Cat Signal « CBS ...
By Keith Mizuguchi
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid: Tech Report: Internet Defense League Launches Cat Signal. It is still unclear exactly which policies the group will tackle in the future. For now, the coalition said it has advocates on stand-by to comment ...
CBS San Francisco

Facial recognition tech is rocketing ahead of laws that can control it
Ars Technica
"Many Americans don't realize they're already in a facial recognition database," Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on thetechnology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on ...

'Facebook Freeze' ends, as two new tech stocks begin trading
San Jose Mercury News
After pulling in $260.4 million at a valuation of roughly $2.8 billion, The Santa Clara company will debut Friday on the New York Stock Exchange with a ticker symbol of PANW. -- Kayak Software: Kayak is a consumer-facing technology company, a sector that ...

Google takes on the drug cartels
"We believe that technology has the power to expose and dismantle global criminal networks, which depend on secrecy and discretion in order to function," Google said in a blog post this week. "And for the past few months, we've been working with people ...

From Kim Polese to Marissa Mayer — How Far Have Women in Tech Come?
But the fire had been burning hot for some time, particularly in technology, a field in which 70-hour workweeks are the norm for executives. Facebook's COO, board member, and superwoman Sheryl Sandberg has been telling young women not to “leave ...

App detects potholes, alerts Boston city officials
The Seattle Times
The next time your car hits a pothole, a new technology could help you immediately tell someone who can do something about it. Boston officials are testing an app called Street Bump that allows drivers to automatically report the road hazards to the city as ...

Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Said to Plan Technology Fund
London is becoming an increasingly important center for technology investment as U.S. venture-capital firms look for hidden gems and cheaper valuations far from the Silicon Valley spotlight. The U.K. government is encouraging startups to move to “Tech City ...

Tech Report: Internet Defense League Launches Cat Signal « CBS ...
By Keith Mizuguchi
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid: Tech Report: Internet Defense League Launches Cat Signal. It is still unclear exactly which policies the group will tackle in the future. For now, the coalition said it has advocates on stand-by to comment ...
CBS San Francisco

Meet health tech accelerator Blueprint Health's latest class of ...
By Ki Mae Heussner
A new class of health tech innovators is getting ready to take Manhattan. Blueprint Health, a startup accelerator and co-working space based in New York, is announcing its ten picks for the accelerator's latest class of startups Thursday.

Top 10 Tech Stories This Week: Apple's Internal Memo, DIY and ...
By Jaymi Heimbuch
The hottest stories in Technology from the last week. Catch up quick!
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Microsoft Details Office Web Apps Enhancements
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Microsoft is test driving a new version of its Office Web Apps suite, whose applications are hosted by the vendor and accessed by users via a web browser. Improvements in the suite, which includes online versions of Word, ...

A first: More cheers than jeers at new Apple product debut in China
People lined up outside Beijing's Apple store for their chance to buy the latest iPad. NBC's Ed Flanagan reports. By Ed Flanagan, NBC News BEIJING – This time, Apple and its devoted Chinese customers weren't taking any chances.

Google Acquires Sparrow, Team To Focus on...
ABC News
Google has acquired iOS and Mac email client Sparrow, with the team behind the popular app heading to Google to work with the Gmail team. "We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and ...

ABC News

Apple to close in-app purchase hack in iOS 6, offers interim fix
Apple has laid out a new support document that tells developers how to protect their apps from a hack that made in-app purchases free. The company also said it will be patched in iOS 6. by Josh Lowensohn Apple has outlined a way for iOS developers to ...

Dramatic hunting leopard caught on camera
Fox News
A leopard caught on camera dragging the grisly remains of its prey across the ground turns out to have posed for the cameras before. Researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society analyzed the striking photograph of a male leopard carrying a massive ...

Google Said to Face EU Demand for Mobile in Antitrust Settlement
By Aoife White on July 20, 2012 Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG) is being urged by European Union regulators to include mobile applications as part of an offer to modify its search engine and end an antitrust probe, according to two people familiar with the ...

Russian Hacker Suspected of Targeting Amazon.com Arrested
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot A 25-year-old Russian man suspected in the cyber attacks on Amazon.com was arrested this week in Cyprus, where he awaits possible extradition to the US, the US Attorney's office announced Thursday. Dmitry Zubakha of Moscow was...

From the Monitor's archives: Man walks on moon
Christian Science Monitor
Friday marks the 43 anniversary of the Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic landing on the surface of the moon. This is the front-page story that ran in the Christian Science Monitor on Jul 22, 1969. By Richard L. Strout, Staff Correspondent of ...

Christian Science Monitor

Firefox 15 Beta Plugs Memory Leaks
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson With Firefox 14 out the door, Mozilla is turning its efforts to polishing up Firefox 15, due out six weeks from now. If you don't want to wait that long — and there are several reasons you won't want to — you can download Firefox 15 ...

Wired News

Bold plan: opening 1000 MHz of federal spectrum to WiFi-style sharing
Ars Technica
by Jon Brodkin - Jul 20, 2012 8:33 pm UTC An advisory council to President Obama today said the US should identify 1000 MHz of government-controlled spectrum and share it with private industry to meet the country's growing need for wireless broadband.

Ars Technica

AT&T vs. Verizon: Shared Data Plans
PCWorld (blog)
By Jared Newman, PCWorld Jul 20, 2012 1:41 PM Shared data is the future at AT&T and Verizon. Both companies have introduced new wireless plans that use a single bucket across multiple phones, tablets, and hotspots. Verizon's "Share Everything" plans ...

Microsoft needs to prove it can be mobile
By Steven D. Jones If seeing is believing, it appears few investors can make out the bright future that Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) says lies ahead. The company is poised to soon deliver upgrades to virtually all its established software franchises, ...

Facebook acquires Acrylic Software for Mac and iOS
The big blue social network has once again purchased a mobile developer group in Acrylic Software, this time opting to take the talent and leave the already developed apps behind. This group is a creator of both mobile and desktop applications, ...

Battlefield 3: Armored Kill gets new gameplay trailer
Depending on who you ask, Battlefield 3 is the game to beat when it comes to military shooters. There's just one tiny problem: while Activision and Treyarch have really stepped it up with their Modern Warfare 3 DLC offerings, EA and DICE have been ...

Nintendo flaunts 3DS XL's new anti-glare upgrade
By Mike Jackson for CVG UK All the fuss over 3DS XL's big screens caused Nintendo to neglect mentioning one other notable upgrade - special anti-glare treatment. Nintendo says the the 3DS XL has the least reflective handheld screen in Nintendo history, ...

Google Searches For $680 On Mobile, Social And Motorola
Google reported its earnings for Q1 2012 on July 19, with gross revenue of $12.2 billion, up nearly 35% year-on-year. However, nearly $1.25 billion on the total revenues were contributed by Motorola, which Google acquired earlier this year.

Apple Hires High-Ranking Chip Designer from AMD.
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov In accordance with its strategy to boost its chip design capabilities, Apple has hired John Bruno, a former high-ranking chip designer from Advanced Micro Devices and ATI Technologies. At Apple, Mr. Bruno will work as system architect ...

Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C-A01
The good: The new 13-inch Samsung Series 9 is incredibly light and thin, with excellent battery life, and a bright matte 1600x900-pixel screen. The bad: It lacks bells and whistles (discrete graphics, more storage, faster processor) seen in higher-end ...

AT&T's Earnings Will Put Wireless Saturation And LTE In Focus
AT&T is set to announce its Q2 FY2012 earnings on July 24th. During the earnings call, we will take a close look at subscriber additions to see how the carrier is performing amid an industry-wide saturation in wireless growth.

China's Per Capita Carbon Emissions Match EU's
China Digital Times
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) increased by 3% last year, reaching an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes in 2011. In China, average per capita CO2 emissions increased by 9% to 7.2 tonnes CO2. This is similar to per capita emissions in the ...

Reuters Science News Summary
Chicago Tribune
Following is a summary of current science news briefs. NASA's Mars rover may be in for blind landing CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA's new Mars rover is heading for a risky do-or-die touchdown next month to assess conditions for life on the ...

River Network Found on Saturn's Largest Moon; Windows That Absorb Solar Power
The Atlantic Wire
AP Discovered: Titan shows marks of a river network; a potential black hole in the heart of the Milky Way; poverty can cause mothers to develop anxiety; windows that generate electricity. River networks found on Saturn's largest moon.

The Atlantic Wire

Microsoft Is Worth $41 As New Launches Will Provide Catalysts
Microsoft announced its earnings for Q4 FY 12, raking in revenues of $18.06 billion, a 3% increase year over year. The operating income decreased however to only $192 million due to a $6.2 billion non-cash goodwill impairment charge for its investment ...

Apple Must Publish Notice Samsung Didn't Copy IPad, Judge Says
Apple Inc. (AAPL) was ordered by a judge to publish a notice on its UK website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. didn't copy designs for the iPad. The notice should outline the July 9 London court ...

Awesome highlight reel takes us through SpaceX's historic first mission in 150 ...
Two months ago, SpaceX launched its Dragon space capsule into Earth orbit to deliver supplies to the International Space Station. In doing so, it became the first private company in history to berth a spacecraft with the ISS.

Digg to get complete redesign, relaunch in August
By Dana Wollman posted Jul 20th 2012 4:37PM Well, that was fast. Not two weeks after Digg was bought out by Betaworks (parent company to Bit.ly, among other startups), we're learning the crowd-sourced news aggregator is poised to relaunch as soon as ...

A hot, young spiral galaxy is the farthest yet seen
Ars Technica
by Matthew Francis - Jul 20, 2012 5:10 pm UTC Artist's impression of spiral galaxy BX442 and its probable companion (top center). BX442 is the most distant spiral galaxy observed to date, at a distance of 10.7 billion light years.

Google's Nexus 7 is sold out pretty much everywhere
TechRadar UK
By Michael Rougeau July 20th 2012 The long-awaited Google Nexus 7 tablet has finally been released, a mere few weeks after its announcement at Google IO 2012, and already it's sold out at several major retailers. The 16GB model is reportedly the most ...

TechRadar UK

Guess what? Nokia is still sucking wind in North America
The smartphone maker still has a lot of work to do to build a presence in the US, and figures suggest its much-hyped Lumia 900 hasn't moved the needle much. by Roger Cheng Nokia halted Times Square for a short while when Nicki Minaj performed a quick...

Crowdsourced voice recordings: towards a disruptive technology for ...
By Max Little
If the PVI reaches its goals, the technology we can build with those recordings could mean several big advances for Parkinson's, including reducing the need to visit the clinic for symptom checkups. But perhaps more revolutionary is the impact ...
Boing Boing

NYC Educator: Are You Afraid of Tech?
By NYC Educator
Labels: technology. Are You Afraid of Tech? I can't say as I blame you. Principals can't wait to install another Smartboard, put out another iPad, hook up WiFi to the boiler room, and incorporate computers into everything and everyone.
NYC Educator

Lighter-Than-Air Material Could Drastically Change Tech
By Samantha Murphy
The jet-black, non-transparent porous carbon material — which was created by scientists at Kiel University and Hamburg University of Technology — was detailed in the July edition of scientific journal Advanced Materials. Since Aerographite ...

Scott Steinberg: 5 High-Tech Tips to Boost Your Business Overnight
By Scott Steinberg
Looking to give your business a sudden boost of upward momentum? Try the following five high-techtools and services, all of which could potentially prove vital tools in your ongoing fight to score more customers and send ROI soaring.
The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed

Mirrorly's new scanning technology could get you out - Digital Trends
By Molly McHugh
Upcoming startup Mirrorly combines Kinect with its new scanning technology to create what's supposedly a highly accurate digital way to try on clothes. ... Digital Trends Technology news and Product Reviews · Home · Product Reviews More ... retailers and raising capital. It may or may not surprise you to hear that the fashion world sees a higher value in what Mirrorly's creating than thetech world, but after all it is their customers who are looking for an evolved shopping experience.

Summer camp goes high tech | KDVR.com | Denver Breaking News ...
By Dan Daru
Times have changed a little for our kids at summer camp. They've come a long way from sewing leather wallets. "It's very nontraditional because, well for one, it's mostly indoors.There's air conditioning and we're on computers," says Rebecca ...
KDVR.com | Denver Breaking News,...

Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate - Matthew Helmke
By matthew
Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate: A wiki as platform extraordinaire for technical communication came out earlier in 2012. It was published by XML Press, which specializes on content for technical communicators (also known as technical ...
Matthew Helmke (dot) Net

PowerA Tech Preview -- Fus1on Tournament Controller, MoGa ...
By AdamRosenberg
PowerA moved to step up its peripheral game in 2012, with a sharp new logo and look for its products. I got to spend some time checking out a few of its flagship offerings for later this year...
G4 TV - TheFeed

Mindclone technology brings black humanoid robot to life | theGrio
By Caryn Freeman
Although the technology is similar to artificial intelligence it is the first to integrate files captured from data uploaded by individual users. Data is collected from pictures, videos and documents that the sites users upload themselves. Researchers ...

Samsung's 'Flexible' Display Tech Coming By End Of 2012?
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Morning Tech Bits - Blue's News Story
Morning Tech Bits for Jul 20, 2012, 10:35 am ET. ... Morning Tech Bits. [Jul 20, 2012, 10:35 am ET] - Post a Comment. Thanks Ant. The Best Features Of The ...

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Tom Cruise's Porsche from Risky Business to be auctioned ...
From the blog Technology News Blog: Looking for a piece of movie history? While you may have missed your chance to own the DeLorean time machine from ...

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