06 July 2012

Yahoo and Facebook settle patent dispute

AP source: Yahoo, Facebook have settled squabble over patents
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Facebook and Yahoo have agreed to settle a dispute over patents, according to a person familiar with the matter. The deal would end lawsuits the companies filed against each other without any money exchanged, according to the person, ... 

Dear Amazon: Why you should stay away from smartphones
CNET
CNET's Roger Cheng offers some unsolicited advice and a warning about the hazards of the hyper-competitive smartphone market. by Roger Cheng Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Kindle Fire, the company's first tablet computer, last year.

Pew: Tech Firms Face Tough Choices When Dealing With Repressive Regimes
eWeek
A survey finds that half of Internet stakeholders believe that in the future, tech companies will do the morally correct thing, while 39 percent say they'll go with the money. Tech companies in the future will continue to be influenced by the competing...

After Higgs boson discovery, what's next for physicists?
Washington Post
July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Peter Higgs, the physicist whose paper in 1964 sparked the search for the theoretical particle named after him, said he didn't expect it to be found in his lifetime. Scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear ...

Cisco: Cloud Connect No Longer Default Setting for Linksys Routers
eWeek
The move comes as the networking company tries to stem consumer backlash to management and privacy issues raised by the launch of its Cisco Cloud Connect service June 27. Cisco Systems officials are continuing to try to calm customers still riled up ...

US Navy Plans $40M Fiber-Optic Link to Guantanamo
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot The US Navy is planning to build an estimated $40 million underwater fiber-optic link that could run 800 miles from Guantanamo Bay to South Florida. The ultimate goal is to bring the naval base's infrastructure up to par with other ...

AT&T to block phones that are reported stolen
msnbc.com
AT&T will start offering a service next week that will let customers whose phones and tablets are stolen have their devices blocked from use by the thieves. The carrier is creating a stolen phone database to "prevent devices reported stolen from ...

Facebook to Track App Usage to Target Ads
Wall Street Journal
By SHAYNDI RAICE Facebook Inc. plans to launch a new type of mobile advertising that will target ads based on the apps that consumers use, in an effort to boost mobile revenue and find a way to make money off the millions of websites that connect to ...

Best Buy Taking Design Cues From Apple
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Big box electronics retailer Best Buy is trying to turn its luck around by testing out a new store layout that takes design cues from Apple, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reported that Best Buy is testing a ...

New rover could seek evidence of ancient Mars life just below surface, study says
Fox News
Evidence of ancient life on Mars, if any such evidence exists, might be detectable at shallower depths below the planet's surface than has been thought, a new study says – which would improve the chances that NASA's newest Mars rover, scheduled to ...

Bigger, faster Galaxy Note rumored for IFA release
CNET
by Scott Webster The rumored Samsung Galaxy Note successor is now expected to debut in late August at the annual IFA conference, according to MK Business News. Citing unnamed sources close to the publication, the next phone/tablet hybrid will ...

Microsoft's Xbox Live service is down ... for some
msnbc.com
Microsoft has confirmed that its Xbox Live online gaming and video service is down ... at least for some Xbox owners. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBCUniversal.) The Xbox Support Twitter account confirmed that, as of 9:30, ...

Android Jelly Bean: Which Smartphones, Tablets Will Get the Upgrade First?
eWeek
By Michelle Maisto on 2012-07-06 Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, has yet to find its way to the majority of Android smartphones, but at its I/O developer conference June 27, Google introduced Jelly Bean. The 4.1 version, Google says, is the fastest ...

eWeek

Taking Google Glasses In Context
Forbes
Sergey Brin sports a pair of Google goggles. (Image credit: AFP/Getty Images via @daylife) By now, you've heard about Google: Project Glass. This video shows what they will do when they become available next year and will be put into the hands of ...

DNS Changer Malware: What to Do If Your Computer Infected
ABC News
The FBI's temporary Internet servers will go dark Monday, leaving thousands of unsuspecting malware-infected individuals without online access. What temporary Internet servers, you ask? They might have been connecting you to Facebook, YouTube, ...

ABC News

iGoogle Users iMad About Planned Closure
ReadWriteWeb
Google's plan to shut down the Google home page service is meeting with active resistance from iGoogle users who don't want the cloud-based service to go away. The fracas serves as a useful reminder that cloud-based services exist at the convenience of ...

DARPA wants robots with more stamina
TG Daily
The trouble with robots, says DARPA, is that no matter how good they are, they have an annoying tendency to run out of juice. It's no good carrying heavy equipment halfway to where it's needed; even worse is a robot that gets halfway though disarming a ...

TG Daily

Adding and Managing Users in Windows 8
PCWorld
By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Windows 8 will soon be here, and if you plan to set up a system to be shared by more than one person, you'll want to know how to add and manage user accounts. As with many aspects of the Windows operating system, ...

1. Tesla Model S
Forbes
MPG: 88/90 (electric equivalent); Annual Fuel Cost: $700. New-for-2012, the all-electric Tesla Model S is the Silicon Valley-based automaker's first sedan, and it's both stylish and luxurious, with seating for as many as five adult passengers and two ...

Forbes

Apple's future could hinge on adding China stores
CBS News
(MoneyWatch) Apple (AAPL) has marched from strength to strength in recent years, hitting one product home run after another. But the company does face a major challenge in one critical area, according to Reuters: penetrating China.

CBS News

SimCity Social breaks ground on Facebook
TG Daily
One of the first video games I ever played on a PC was SimCity - way back in the early 90's. SimCity was one of those games I could sit down to play and suddenly lose hours of time. I also distinctly remember spending days building the perfect urban ...

Will Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday Shut Down XML Attack?
eSecurity Planet
By Sean Michael Kerner | July 06, 2012 Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday security event is next week and it is set to deliver at least nine patches. Of those patches three are rated as being critical, while six get the important label.

Space Travel Could Prolong Lives
Latinos Post
The effects of space travel on aging have long been theorized. The famous twin paradox has one twin aging slower than the other due to the effects of relativity and time. Einstein himself spent many hours pondering the subject.

Latinos Post

Scientists: Small volcanic eruptions may slow global warming
The Bunsen Burner
Monsoons can force aerosols from small volcanoes up into the stratosphere. Scientists say that this can lead to the cooling of the earth's surface. Aerosols from small volcanic eruptions can be sent high up into the atmosphere by weather systems such ...

The Bunsen Burner

British Airways Criticized Over Plan to Google Passengers
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo A new British Airways program aimed at creating more personalized experience for customers has the airline in hot water with privacy advocates. The airline recently started outfitting staff members with technology to help them ...
Android Smartphones Hijacked by First Mobile Botnet
PCWorld
By John E Dunn, Techworld.com Researchers have spotted evidence of what could be the first extensive global smartphone botnet running on compromised Android devices owned by subscribers in a range of developing countries. In a brief blog airing the ...

Inside the Twitter-LinkedIn divorce
Fortune
By Ryan Holmes, contributor FORTUNE -- Like children of a troubled marriage, fans of Twitter and LinkedIn woke up this week wondering what went wrong. As announced last Friday, Twitter ended its tweet syndication agreement with LinkedIn.

Fortune

Dark Matter 'Tendrils' Observed for First Time – Revealing the Hidden ...
PlanetSave.com
For the first time, The mostly “hidden” but large-scale structure of the Universe has been observed by a team of astronomers at the University of Munich Observatory in Germany. The team, lead by Jörg Dietrich, was able to directly observe 'dark matter ...

Planet-Forming Disk Vanishes Into Thin Air
Wired News
By ScienceNow In less than 2 years, a young star lost the dusty disk shown in this artist's conception. Image: Gemini Observatory/AURA Artwork by Lynette Cook By Ken Croswell, ScienceNOW Some 460 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus, ...

Wired News

The Technology Revolution - RT
By RT
Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty has released a new manifesto, entitled “The Technology Revolution.” It addresses the issue of Internet overregulation, and stresses the importance of preserving the private sector online.
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Deped forms Tech-Voc body - Home » Other Sections » Breaking ...
MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Education has created a Technical-Vocational Unit to highlight its importance in the K to 12 Basic Education Reform Program. Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the Tech-Voc Unit, under the ...
philstar.com - Breaking News

Beijing becoming a “global hub of high-tech innovation” | Danwei
By Allison Carroll Goldman
These include Beijing's 'high-tech industry', 'science and technology services' and 'information services', which together now bring in 362.57 billion yuan annually (1.92 times the 2006 figure); The Zhongguancun National Innovation ...
Danwei

Tech patent system criticism: Judge Posner dishes following Apple ...
By Brad Reed
Finally, Posner contends that there are so many components to smartphone technology that having each individual feature such as a slide-to-unlock system patented simply clogs the courts with endless litigation that doesn't benefit consumers ...
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Goal-line technology, headscarves get soccer's OK
Businessweek
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer gave its stamp of approval Thursday to goal-line technology and headscarves for female Muslim players. ... Still, Platini's rival project which seeks to keep alltechnology out of decision-making also received support Thursday.


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