12 July 2012

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RIM CEO Lobs Grenade At Nokia
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins insists RIM has larger and more active installed base of smartphone users than Nokia. He doesn't think much of Android, either. Thorsten Heins had some interesting things to say about Research In Motion's ...

Microsoft's Ballmer challenges Vanity Fair's 'lost decade' claim
In an interview with Forbes, Microsoft's CEO takes aim at the claim in Vanity Fair magazine that the past ten years have been a "lost decade" for the software giant. by Lance Whitney Did Microsoft lose itself over the past decade?

iPhone 5 Available for Pre-Order From Chinese Website — Wait, What?
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington This purported rear casing of an iPhone 5 was on sale from a Chinese website. Image: ETrade Supply The Chinese have a curious take on intellectual property and retail. For example, if you desperately need to be one of the first ...

O2 network outage raises Olympic service concerns
* Services take 24 hours to be fully restored * O2 says more than 7.5 million hit at some stage * Blames fault with one of its network systems By Paul Sandle LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - British mobile operator O2 said it had resumed full service on ...

The Last Drugs That Could Slow Alzheimer's Disease
Fox News
The results from a key study in regards to slowing the course of Alzheimer's disease are due to be released in about a month. In the study, scientists have run tests on two different drugs that aim to clear the sticky plaque gumming up patients' brains ...

Greenpeace Report Card: Apple Gets C for Solar, D for Coal
Wired News
Wired took to the skies to expose Apple's data center plans … To power its data center, Apple is building both a biogas fuel cell plant and a solar array. Photo: Garrett Fisher/Wired In a new report titled “Apple's clean energy plans still cloudy ...

Wired News

New Pluto moon hints at perilous journey for spacecraft
The discovery of another moon around Pluto is exciting news for planetary science, but it's also likely causing some anxiety for the team in charge of New Horizons, a spacecraft set to be the first probe ever to visit the dwarf planet.


'Ghost galaxies' of early universe seen by Hubble Telescope
Fox News
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of three odd galaxies that may help scientists solve a 13 billion-year cosmic mystery. The galaxies are so old and faint that astronomers nicknamed them "ghost galaxies" in a description.

450000 Yahoo Voice passwords stolen in data breach
By Paul Wagenseil Editor's note: This article replaces a previous report from Reuters, saying that the hack affected the Yahoo! Voice VOIP service. The source of the statement, the TrustedSec security consultancy firm, has updated its report to verify ...

PC sales fall by 6 pct to 11 pct in US during 2Q
The Associated Press
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer – 1 minute ago SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Personal computer sales sagged during the spring as shifting technology trends, upcoming product releases and a shaky economy dampened demand for the machines currently on the ...

Bizarre prehistoric giant turtle was almost perfectly round
Christian Science Monitor
A huge turtle that lived some 60 million years ago in what is now South America had a circular shell, say paleontologists. By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor / July 12, 2012 The round shape of a new species of fossil turtle, reported July 11 ...

Christian Science Monitor

Native Americans arrived in at least three waves, finds DNA study
Christian Science Monitor
A genetic study of Native Americans from Greenland to Peru has found that the Western Hemisphere was populated by at least three distinct migrations from Asia. By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times/MCT / July 12, 2012 A member of the Aztec nation waits for ...

Christian Science Monitor

Red Samsung Galaxy S III to arrive at AT&T July 29
Los Angeles Times
AT&T says its exclusive red Samsung Galaxy S III will arrive July 29. The phone, which is on every top network in the US, will only be available in its red iteration -- officially called "Garnet Red" -- to customers for AT&T.

Viacom Pulls TV Episodes Offline Amidst DirecTV Spat
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Fights between cable operators and TV networks are nothing new, but an ongoing fight between DirecTV and Viacom has spilled over to the Web, with Viacom pulling Internet access to many of its shows. AMC, meanwhile, will reportedly ...

Recovery of South African Fossil to Be Shown Live
ABC News
Archaeologists will stream live footage online as they recover significant parts of an early human skeleton that's nearly two million years old, the first time the public can participate in the discovery process from their homes, a South African ...

Amazon brings on Microsoft phone executive
Los Angeles Times
Amid rumors that Amazon.com Inc. is developing its own smartphone to rival iPhone and Android devices, a former Microsoft phone executive has joined the online retailing giant. The ex-Microsoft executive, Robert Williams, announced his new job on ...

NYC adding free Wi-Fi hotspots to payphones
Fox News
NEW YORK – New York City is debuting Wi-Fi hotspots across the city today. The new pilot program will offer residents and visitors of the five boroughs access to free public Wi-Fi using existing infrastructure the city already has in place.

Ouya hits $4m while Pandora device creator pans the idea
This week the meteoric rise of Kickstarter-started Android device Ouya has been the subject of some massive amounts of attention – today the doubts begin. It's Craig Rothwell, part of the team that created the ill-fated open-source handheld gaming ...

Rockstar Really Needs To Make A Grand Theft Medieval Game
The latest Grand Theft Auto V screenshots make me want a Rockstar Medieval game even more for some reason. Grand Theft Auto has some of the best quests of any franchise despite it not being a role-playing game. Take these elements and the typically ...


With iPad Mini, Apple would remain tablet king through '16, says IDC
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - Apple will continue to dominate the world's tablet market through 2016 if it launches a smaller iPad this year, according to research firm IDC. In a revised five-year forecast, IDC said last week that the addition of a ...

1 day ago Angry Birds maker Rovio unveils new mobile game: Amazing Alex
Amazing Alex, a new physics-based puzzle game for Android and iOS devices, is out now. It's the newest game from Rovio, the company that received over a billion downloads thanks to the megahit Angry Birds. This is the first major release from Rovio ...

Sprint Preps White EVO 4G LTE For Launch, While AT&T's Galaxy S III Sees Red
For a particular set of phone geeks, the problem with owning a popular flagship device is that plenty of other people will end up with the exact same thing. After all, it's a proven fact — your phone isn't cool if everyone else has one too.


White LEDs Grown On Paper
Discovery News
Imagine a room with wallpaper that lights up with just a touch. A simple chemical that's used as a pigment in breakfast cereals could make that possible by allowing LEDs to be grown right on the surface of paper, or even printed onto it like ink.

Google's Nexus 7 has smart cover-type sensor just like iPad
The new tablet has a sensor that can detect if a magnet is pulled away, paving the way for possible smart covers a la the iPad. by Lance Whitney Has Google's Nexus 7 borrowed its magnetic personality from the iPad? As detailed in the YouTube clip ...

Why is Tim Cook at the Allen & Co. media confab?
It's a rare thing indeed to see an Apple CEO at the Sun Valley retreat, which plays host to many media and tech execs. He gets asked the inevitable question about Apple TV. by Don Reisinger Every year, Apple's chief executive is invited to the Allen ...

LMT, OPTT in a Wave-Energy Project
Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT - Analyst Report) has entered into an agreement with Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (OPTT - Snapshot Report) for the development of a 19-megawatt wave-energy project off the coast of Portland in Victoria, Australia.

Will My Mac Run OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion?
PC Magazine
By Jeffrey L. Wilson Apple's OS X 10.8, dubbed Mountain Lion, will be available later this month for $19.99. The new operating system includes more than 200 new features, from Power Nap silent updating to iCloud integration, so if you're a Mac fan...

Google, FTC Near Settlement on Privacy
Wall Street Journal
By JULIA ANGWIN Google Inc. is close to a deal to pay $22.5 million to settle charges related to its surreptitious bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple Inc. users, according to officials briefed on the settlement terms.

Back-to-back La Niñas cooled globe and influenced extreme weather in 2011
The lead character of the 2011 climate story was a double dip La Niña, which chilled the Pacific at the start and end of the year. Many of the 2011 seasonal climate patterns around the world were consistent with common side effects of La Niña.


Amazon, With Suppliers, Is Testing a Smartphone
Wall Street Journal
By LORRAINE LUK TAIPEI—Amazon.com Inc. is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering ...

Wall Street Journal

iPhone 5 preorders start today ~ Tech Gadget - Digg
Apple's mythical “iPhone 5” — which does not yet exist and probably won't be called the “iPhone 5″ when it does become available this fall — is already ...

In-Store Tech Diagnoses Customers And Offers Personalized - PSFK
... PlayFit · NFC Mobile Payment Technology Is Too Slow For London Tube System ... In-StoreTech Diagnoses Customers And Offers Personalized Skincare ...

Top 5 wireless routers: Home-networking evolved | Reviews ...
CNET editor Dong Ngo has been involved with technology since 2000, starting with testing gadgets and ... other topics from online security to new gadgets and how technology impacts the life of people around the world. ... Latest Tech News ...

OUYA Android-based video game console breaking Kickstarter record
By Martin Brinkmann
What I mean by that is that while technology has advanced, the requirements to produce games for a system have not as much. While all current generation consoles support an arcade-style market, for instance Xbox Arcade, it is still mostly ...
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London Lags Far Behind New York in Tech IPOs
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Since the end of 2000, according to the LSE, there have been just 20 technology-related listings. By comparison, four European tech companies, Russian search engine Yandex among them, raised $1.8 billion in New York last year according to data from ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)

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