16 July 2012

Microsoft Unveils New Office Suite

Microsoft Unveils New Office Suite
Wall Street Journal
By Nathalie Tadena Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) unveiled a customer preview of its new Office software suite, which is designed to work with touch-screen tablets and will be available as a cloud-based subscription service. "The new, modern Office will ...

Kinect Game Lets You Land NASA's New Rover on Mars
Wired News
By Adam Mann A new free Xbox game gives anyone the chance to steer through seven minutes of terror and attempt to safely land NASA's newest rover, the Mars Science Laboratory. MSL, which is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet the night of Aug.

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Apple tries to block iOS in-app purchase hack, fails
Summary: Apple is working hard to fight the hacking of its In-App Purchase program for iOS. So far though, the company's attempts have not deterred Russian developer Alexey Borodin who apparently wants Cupertino to fix the underlying problem rather ...

LinkedIn Rolls Out Revamped Homepage
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot LinkedIn is doing some summer cleaning, ridding its homepage of clutter and debuting a simpler fa├žade. The business networking site is slowly rolling out its revamped homepage, which its hopes can provide a simpler user navigation ...

Apple's Mountain Lion may be out July 25, report says
Washington Post
Apple has detailed its upcoming operating system pretty thoroughly but has yet to announce when, exactly, users will be able to try it out. But, according to a report from 9 to 5 Mac, Apple has asked some of its retail employees to prepare for ...

Sprint fires up new wireless data network, but lags Verizon and AT&T
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Sprint Nextel Corp. said Monday that it has turned on its new wireless data network, providing a much-needed boost to the carrier, whose data speeds lag those of its largest competitors. Sprint fired up the fourth-generation, or 4G, ...

Sprint to sell IdeaPad U310 Ultrabook for $800
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Sprint has become the first US wireless carrier to offer an ultrabook, which is being sold with a 3G/4G mobile hotspot device at no added cost. Sprint and Lenovo announced the 13.3-in. IdeaPad U310 ultrabook with a ...

Study: Viewers turning to YouTube as news source
San Jose Mercury News
NEW YORK—A new study has found that YouTube has become a major platform for news, one where viewers are turning for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters. The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on ...

Apple Releases iOS 6 Beta 3
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Apple today released iOS 6 beta 3, which includes some new Maps settings and Mail icons, among other things. As noted by MacRumors, the release comes about three weeks after the last beta version. In the brief release notes, ...

NBC Buys Microsoft's Share of MSNBC.com
By Felix Gillette on July 16, 2012 The long-rumored breakup between NBC News and Microsoft (MSFT) is now official. On Monday morning, NBC News announced that its parent company NBC Universal (CMCSA) had bought Microsoft's 50 percent share of Msnbc.com ...

Nokia halves price of Lumia 900 as Windows Phone struggles persist
Apple Insider
By Katie Marsal Nokia has cut in half the price of its flagship Lumia 900 smartphone, a device won't run Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Phone 8 platform refresh. The Finnish handset maker is attempting to spur sales of the Lumia 900 in the wake of ...

Fifth moon discovery reminds us how little we know about Pluto (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Orbiting at outskirts of the solar system some three billion miles from Earth, Pluto remains shrouded in mystery. By Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries / July 16, 2012 This image, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, shows five moons ...

Christian Science Monitor

A year after Space Shuttle's final flight, workers still struggle (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
A year after the final flight of the Atlantis marked the end of NASA's Space Shuttle program, thousands of engineers and other workers who helped make the program possible are still looking for decent work. By Mike Schneider, Associated Press / July 16 ...

Christian Science Monitor

Images of Purported White iPhone 5 Front Panel Emerge
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington Is this the front plate of a next-generation iPhone? We will never know for sure. Photo: Apple.pro A purported leaked image of the next iPhone's front panel emerged early Monday, possibly giving us a more complete view of what ...

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Samsung Galaxy S3 gets Strong 2300mAh Extended Battery from Mugen Power
San Francisco Chronicle
Mugen Power Batteries (http://www.mugen-power-batteries.com) the manufacturer of high-capacity batteries for handheld devices, today announces the new HLI-i9300SL Mugen Power 2300mAh Extended Battery for Samsung Galaxy S3 which extends the time ...

'Rare' Skype Bug Sends IMs to Third-Party Contacts
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Skype today acknowledged a bug that is mistakenly sending contacts' instant messages to unknown third parties. "We are aware in rare circumstances IM's between two contacts could be sent to an unintended third contact," Skype said in ...

RIM To Pay $147 Million In Patent Infringement Case
By Kristin Bent, CRN A jury in Northern California has found Research In Motion guilty of infringing on patents from mobile device management vendor Mformation, a verdict that will slam the struggling BlackBerry maker with a $147.2 million fine.

Open access science debate shifts to EU after UK govt backing
By Chris Wickham | LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) - The debate over free access to publicly-funded scientific research will shift to the European Commission after the UK government backed a report calling for financial support for researchers to use ...

No surprise: British ISP's block on Pirate Bay isn't curbing piracy
Blocking torrent sharing website The Pirate Bay at the ISP-level isn't having a negative effect on piracy of digital media, according to a new report by the BBC. In April, the UK's high court ordered all internet service providers within the country to ...


Symantec software update causing BSOD on some Windows XP PCs
By Shawn Knight Symantec has reported that a recent antivirus update caused a number of PCs running Windows XP to crash. The conflict is said to affect Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 software designed for business clients, resulting in the ...

Raspberry Pi 5-megapixel camera add-on announced
Earlier today we told you that the teeny tiny Raspberry Pi is now available for general order without any quantity restrictions in place, but the Raspberry Pi news isn't stopping there. A 5-megapixel camera add-on for the super-small and super-cheap ...


Facebook buys mobile gadget-focused Spool
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook added more mobile technology to its arsenal with the acquisition of Spool, a startup specializing in bookmarking and sharing content on smartphones or tablets. "The Spool team has deep expertise in mobile software development ...


Apple's EPEAT Fiasco
Just over a week ago, Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) pulled out of EPEAT, the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool certification system. The system gives computers, notebooks, and monitors (and soon imaging equipment and TVs) bronze, silver, ...

Fiat 500L getting optional espresso maker
Can't get enough espresso? Stopping by Starbucks four times a day is all well and good, but true coffee fans make their own. In their cars. Fiat has announced that the 500L will come with an optional built-in espresso maker when it rolls off the line ...


How a smaller iPad could still have a 9.7-inch screen
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Apple could redesign the iPad so that it had a smaller footprint yet retain the 9.7-inch display that people love. It's all down to the bezel -- or lack thereof. Is this the smaller iPad that everyone is predicting? By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes ...

ZDNet (blog)

STMicroelectronics Applauds CERN Success in Search for Elusive Higgs Particle
Chip maker shares scientists' delight, as developer of unique sensors and regulators for instruments used to hunt down Higgs boson at 125GeV Geneva, July 16, 2012 - Following news from CERN on July 4 announcing success in the long search for the Higgs ...

Soyuz rocket blasts off with three bound for space station
Launch of a Russian Soyuz crew ferry craft bound for the International Space Station kicks off a busy six weeks of activity in orbit, with multiple dockings, undockings and a pair of challenging spacewalks on tap. by William Harwood A Soyuz spacecraft ...

Aurora Borealis over Iowa
By moonpeep | Posted July 15, 2012 | West Branch Iowa CNN PRODUCER NOTE moonpeep says at three in the morning on July 15 he went out with his camera to capture the Aurora Borealis hanging over Iowa City, Iowa. He describes photographing the event as a ...

Viva Las Vegas Tech: A Startup City Blooms in the Desert - Search ...
By Kristine Schachinger
We knew Vegas wasn't known for tech. In fact, people usually met the combined words Vegas andtechnology with a smirk or a noticeable grin. Yet, people forget most of Vegas is run on technology. From gaming machines, to sports books, ...
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