22 July 2012

Vizio challenges MacBooks with ultrabooks

Vizio challenges MacBooks with ultrabooks
CNET
Vizio offers a design that could give buyers pause when considering a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro. In the latter case, it's almost $1000 cheaper than the lower-end MacBook Pro retina. by Brooke Crothers Both the Vizio ultrabooks and display take design ...


Microsoft Apologies for "Big Boobs" Coding Gag
PC Magazine
By David Murphy We hate the term "brogrammer," and so should you. However, a recent gaffe by some Microsoft coder somewhere gives a bit more evidence to the idea that a wee bit of immaturity might be lurking in the company's coding rank and file.


Firefox 15 Beta Tackles Memory Leaks
PCWorld
By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Jul 22, 2012 10:58 AM Mozilla has released a beta version of the next version of its Firefox browser with better memory management and significant speed improvements. "Firefox 15 prevents most memory leaks caused by ...


BP spill, cold water tied to dolphin deaths, study finds
msnbc.com
The 2010 BP oil spill contributed to an unusually high death rate for dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico, a new study suggests. Only on NBCNews.com 6-year-old girl confirmed killed in Colorado shootings NBC News Coroner identifies Colorado shooting victims ...


Beats Audio Buys Back Stake In Itself from HTC
PC Magazine
By David Murphy HTC and Beats Audio aren't calling their partnership quits. However, Beats has bought back half of HTC's shares in the company to give itself a 75-percent ownership instead of a 50/50 split with HTC. The move should allow HTC to keep a ...

A (p)review of Microsoft Office 2013
BetaNews
By Martin Brinkmann Microsoft released the preview version of Office 2013 less than a week ago. This new installment of the productivity suite has many of the same features as its previous versions, 2003, 2007, and 2010: Word, Excel, Access, ...

BetaNews

Honda Recalls 172837 Vehicle For Faulty Door Latches
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Jonathan Welsh Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain Honda CRV compact SUVs from the 2012 model year, and Acura ILX sedans from the 2013 model year to fix a flaw in their door-locking mechanisms. In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)


Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science
Houston Chronicle
KEVIN BEGOS, AP PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about ...


Women CEOs in Colorado see Marissa Mayers as role model
Denver Post
By Michelle Zayed New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, pictured in 2011, said she's taking time off for her pregnancy. (DPA/Zuma Press file) When Stephanie Carter started her business 14 years ago, she was the mother of two boys — a 3-year-old and a newborn.

Motorola Atrix HD Review: Runs Like A Dream, But Doesn't Look Like One
TechCrunch
Short Version Motorola made plenty of waves when it introduced the Droid RAZR for Verizon last year, and somehow I doubt AT&T was very pleased with that move. With that one launch, Motorola instantly made AT&T's high-end line of Android-powered Atrix ...

TechCrunch

The Power Strip That Lets You Snoop On An Entire Network
Forbes
Have you checked all the power strips in your home or office to make sure they're not spying on you? Pwnie Express have an upcoming product called the Power Pwn that could sit unnoticed in a home or work environment and yet be spying on an entire ...

Forbes

Photographer Creates Stunning Video of International Space Station's Orbit
Escapist Magazine
If you feel your day is lacking in shockingly beautiful space-wonder, look no further. Occupied and operated by a multinational crew of astronauts for almost 12 years, the International Space Station (ISS) is as much a testament to human co-operation ...


Reddit becomes real time news source for Aurora shooting
DVICE
Following the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, user-driven content aggregate Reddit became a leading source of updates and information. The site offered a news timeline as well as condolences.

The 16GB Nexus 7 Is Sold Out On The Google Play Store
TechCrunch
Hope you got your 16GB Nexus 7 already. Google is no longer taking orders for the $249 model. It's sold out. The product page on Google Play now sports a “coming soon” message and an input field for buyers to leave their email to be notified when the ...

TechCrunch

Google's Q2 Revenue Up 35%, Thanks in Part to Motorola
Sci-Tech Today
By Mark Long Google is now more active on the hardware side than at any other time in the company's history. Beyond Google's addition of Motorola Mobility, Google clearly has high hopes for the recently released Nexus 7 Android tablet that the company ...

Sci-Tech Today

Rackspace Launches SaaS Marketplace
ADT Magazine
By Jeffrey Schwartz Rackspace launched its Cloud Tools Marketplace this week, which aims to let its customers find and subscribe to any number of SaaS offerings. Cloud Tools is built on the marketplace platform of AppDirect. Rackspace describes the new ...

NASA's telescope shoots high-resolution images of Sun's corona (+pictures)
The Capitol Column
The article was updated at 12:28 pm EDT to include a link to NASA's images of the Sun's corona. The highest-resolution images ever captured of the Sun's corona have been captured by a telescope launched aboard a NASA rocket on July 11, according to a ...

The Capitol Column

iPhone 5: Top Features NOT to Expect in Next Apple Phone (and Why)
Mobile & Apps
By Anu Passary | July 22, 2012 1:51 PM EDT The rumor mill has been on an Apple overdrive and much has been said and written about the fabled iPhone 5. Apple, it seems, is unlikely to get any reprieve from the surrounding brouhaha with its next ...

Mobile & Apps

SPOILER WARNING: WSBK - Results, Brno
SPEEDtv.com
The Brno round of the Superbike World Championship from will air back-to-back on SPEED today starting at 4:00pm ET. PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Brno round of the Superbike World Championship from will air back-to-back on SPEED today starting at 4:00pm ET.

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Scientists simulate complete organism using 128-machine cluster
The Verge
By Louis Goddard on July 22, 2012 09:55 am 0Comments Scientists from Stanford University and the J. Craig Venter Institute have succeeded in simulating the molecular processes of entire organism using a 128-machine computing cluster, The New York Times ...


1969 lunar walk: Celebrating with a time warp (+video)
Alaska Dispatch
There were two peaks- of drama as Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. completed the first part of their great adventure, and command pilot Michael Collins, almost forgotten, circled about them. [At this writing, the blast-off of the ...


UCLA researchers create highly transparent solar cells for windows that ...
UC Los Angeles
By Jennifer Marcus July 20, 2012 Category: Research UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to ...


Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Results: Washougal MX
Dirt Rider Magazine (blog)
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship made its annual stop in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, hosting the eighth round of the season from Washougal MX Park. WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 21, 2012) – The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, ...


Russian man held in cyberattacks on Amazon, other online retailers
The Seattle Times
International authorities have arrested a Russian man in Cyprus on charges that he was behind cyberattacks on Seattle-based Amazon.com and other online retailers in 2008. By Mike Carter Wow, the LEO's who tracked this guy down are badasses.


River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history
MIT News
A utility vehicle equipped with a laser range finder drives through a field, avoiding obstacles without human intervention. Semiautonomous system takes the wheel to keep drivers safe. For many years, Titan's thick, methane- and nitrogen-rich atmosphere ...


Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance
TechCrunch
Today Dell announced its official re-entry into the Linux laptop market. Project Sputnik, first announced in May, is graduating from Dell's internal incubator program into a real product. According to project lead Barton Geroge, Dell will sell a ...

Climate change: Help is available, but Pakistan isn't taking it
The Express Tribune
By Peer Muhammad Experts on Saturday opined that Pakistan was being affected by global warming, but the authorities were not taking the issue seriously enough. While talking to The Express Tribune, they lamented the lack of interest government was ...

The Express Tribune

Apple's latest iPad makes low-key debut in China
Reuters
By Melanie Lee | SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc staged a low-key launch of its latest iPad in China on Friday, free of the chaotic scenes that plagued the tech darling's previous product debuts in its most promising growth market.


New Quality Concerns for Ford?
DailyFinance
By John Rosevear, The Motley Fool After decades of mismanagement, Ford (NYS: F) has done almost everything right in the past few years. New models are at or near the top of the charts. Profits are solid, and management is investing wisely for long-term ...

Technology - Businessweek
Is the former Google executive too focused on products and technology to run a ... The fratty brogrammer meme is a reaction to tech's nerd stereotype ...
www.businessweek.com/technology

NASA builds menu for planned Mars mission in 2030s
USA TODAY
At the moment, Michele Perchonok, advanced food technology project scientist at NASA, said about $1 million on average is spent annually on researching and building the Mars menu. NASA's overall budget in 2012 is more than $17 billion. She is hopeful...

USA TODAY

Tech the A train to Googles Web complex
New York Post
Tech the A train to Google's Web complex. By WILSON DIZARD. Last Updated: 11:35 PM, July 21, 2012. Posted: 10:30 PM, July 21, 2012. Tweet · More · Print. Google is more than a tech titan, it's also a New York landlord. Livestream and Spotify rent vaulted ...


Even at $699, Ultrabooks are still overpriced

ZDNet
Summary: Is a $699 price tag low enough to encourage people to buy Ultrabooks? Given the competition, and all the cheaper tech available, I don't think so. By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes for Hardware 2.0 | July 19, 2012 -- Updated 07:47 GMT (00:47 PDT) When ...

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