22 August 2012

Apple iPhone 5 Release Date: Friday, Sept. 21?

Apple iPhone 5 Release Date: Friday, Sept. 21?
iPhone 5 searches skyrocket in anticipation of expected Apple press event on Wednesday, September 12. A smaller iPad and a refreshed iPod Touch may also be on deck. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Apple iPhone 5 Vs. Samsung Galaxy S III: What We Know ...

In twist, Chinese company keeps Syria on Internet
By Jaikumar Vijayan Computerworld - In a somewhat ironic turn of events, a telecom company based in China, a country famous for Internet censorship, has become the primary means of Internet access for people looking to get information out of war-torn ...

Node.js set to land on Engine Yard's PaaS
Summary: The addition of Node.js to Engine Yard lets customers host highly scalable web services on the platform, and helps it close its language gap with rival platform Heroku. By Jack Clark | August 22, 2012 -- 11:29 GMT (04:29 PDT) Node.js is set to ...

Dell misses forecast as PC sales continue to slump
Washington Post
Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Dell Inc. declined after the computer maker cut this year's profit forecast, as revenue from companies fails to counter shrinking personal computer sales. The company yesterday forecast third-quarter revenue that missed analysts' ...

'Cave robber' spider discovered in Oregon
Washington Post
What lives in a cave and has big claws? You guessed from the picture that it's not a bear. It's a new kind of spider. Amateur cave explorers have found a new family of spiders in southern Oregon that scientists have dubbed Trogloraptor ...

Unlimited wireless data returns, as smaller carriers search for edge against ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — Unlimited wireless data is back. After sliding off the menu of cellphone plans, data plans with no caps are making a comeback at smaller cellphone companies trying to compete with AT&T and Verizon. On Wednesday T-Mobile USA said it will ...

Poll: Majority of NYers say bike lanes a good idea
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — A new poll has found that most New Yorkers are giving bike lanes the thumbs up. The New York Times poll has found that when asked if bike lanes are a good idea or bad idea, 66 percent of New Yorkers say they were a good idea, ...

Crisis malware targets virtual machines
Summary: Researchers have found that malware rootkit Crisis can spread via virtual machines, Windows mobile phones, Mac OS and Windows. By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day | August 22, 2012 -- 11:00 GMT (04:00 PDT) Crisis, also known as Morcut, ...

LG releases 'world's biggest' ultra-definition TV
BBC News
What is described as the world's biggest ultra-definition (UD) TV has been released by LG Electronics. It sports an 84in (213cm) screen, smaller than a 90in model made by Sharp, but LG boasts support for 4K, a more advanced picture format.

BBC News

Microsoft seeking Xbox Live beta testers for new update
From time to time, Microsoft puts out the word that it's seeking beta testers for new Xbox Live updates. Microsoft put out a similar call back in July to get gamers signed up to test updates to the Xbox 360 Dashboard. Yesterday, Microsoft put out ...

Apple's Foxconn making progress with factory conditions, says labor group
By Michael Kan IDG News Service - Apple supplier Foxconn has steadily improved the working conditions at three of its Chinese factories following a February audit, by reducing employee overtime work and updating maintenance policies and safety ...

Yahoo's Sales Team Needs To Calm Down And Let The Engineers Deliver
I love the little comment allegedly from a member of the Yahoo Sales Team over on All Things D today. In a piece that talks about 'what Marissa Mayer has done this week' the quote “it's a bigger company than just engineers, and we pay the bills,” pops ...

Chrome OS update brings Google Drive auto save feature
By Lee Bell SOFTWARE HOUSE Google has announced an update to its Chrome operating system (OS), allowing users to save files directly to its cloud storage service Google Drive. The update means that users can backup files without having to go through ...

Nokia's $39 Phone Rebound Wins Time for Smartphone Struggle
San Francisco Chronicle
(Updates shares in sixth paragraph.) Aug. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Nokia Oyj, burning cash as it struggles to revive its smartphone business, is winning time for the recovery effort by gaining more customers for another product: basic mobile phones it sells ...

Feast Your Eyes On Hulu's Gorgeous New Design
Hulu has a fresh new layout that's rolling out to users today. Say goodbye to the streaming service's old, cluttered design. Say hello to big, beautiful images and improved navigation. Yes, the first thing you're going to notice when you land on Hulu's ...

Ford Supports U.S. DOT and University of Michigan Vehicle-to-Vehicle ...
Sacramento Bee
By Ford Motor Company Ford is furthering its decade-long development of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications by providing cars equipped with experimental connected vehicle technology to the US Department of Transportation and the University of ...

What Was Behind Mysterious Collapse of the Mayan Empire?
The city states of the ancient Mayan empire flourished in southern Mexico and northern Central America for about six centuries. Then, around AD 900 Mayan civilization disintegrated. Two new studies examine the reasons for the collapse of the Mayan ...

Huge Antares rocket could fly this fall
Houston Chronicle (blog)
NASA is preparing to launch the biggest rocket in its 67 years from the Virginia coast, a newspaper reports today. The Daily Press says the Antares rocket based at the Wallops Flight Facility could be a workhorse for the International Space Station.

Sea otter numbers up, but so are deaths
San Francisco Chronicle
The California sea otter, whose luscious coat was so coveted by fur traders that the species was nearly wiped out, is holding steady in its west coast sanctum despite a record number of deaths, including an alarming uptick in shark attacks.

San Francisco Chronicle

FCC to spend $1.8M to expand broadband access in Ohio
The Federal Communications Commission plans to spend $1.8 million in Ohio to help Internet providers expand broadband service to some of the 397000 Ohioans who do not have access to high-speed Internet, the Dayton Daily News reports.

Looks Like We'll Know the Wii U's American Launch Date and Price by September 13
Nintendo is holding a major Wii U press event in New York City on September 13, hosted by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. An invitation sent to select media outlets today promised a day that will let us learn "more about how the Wii U ...

Google Officially Reveals Play Store Gift Cards, Headed To GameStop ...
It's been a week since the first images of Google's Play Store gift cards first started making the rounds, and the search giant has finally gotten around to confirming their existence. First thing's first — the $10 and $25 denominations spotted last ...


7 reasons the FTC could audit your privacy program
Audits can be expensive, and fines and compensatory actions could mean millions more. Here are the things you should be looking out for. By Jay Cline Computerworld - The Federal Trade Commission's $22.5 million settlement with Google last month over ...

We May Soon Watch 3-D Movies Without the Glasses [VIDEO]
The current system for 3-D imaging is produced by projecting two images simultaneously on the same screen. When viewers wear 3-D glasses, they're able to see the two images as one, which then provides the appearance of a three dimensional figure.

Butterflies Come en Masse to Massachusetts
Discovery News
Butterflies that previously were found only further south have been making their way into Massachusetts. A Harvard study found that warm-climate species have become increasingly common in Massachusetts. At the same time, 17 out of 20 species that favor ...

Epic Patent Trial over iPhone Technology Wraps Up
Samsung has sold 22.7 million smartphones and tablets using stolen – “infringed” in legalese – Appletechnology since June 2010 on sales of $8.16 billion, Apple's lead attorney, Harold McElhinny told jurors Tuesday. “The damages in this case should be ...

Dell, H-P worries lead tech losses
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Losses from Dell Inc. stood out in the tech sector Wednesday, as the PC giant's weak business outlook gave investors some pause ahead of rival Hewlett-Packard Co.'s earnings results, due after the market close.

Yahoo Beats Google, Microsoft in Alumni Becoming CEOs: Report
Bloomberg (blog)
Photograph by Kimberly White/Bloomberg News. Russell Reynolds's analysis of 135 techcompanies found that former Yahoo employees account for more current CEOs than any other company. For a company that has struggled to keep a chief executive officer in ...

Topia Technology, Tacoma-based company, launches signature file-sharing ...
TheNewsTribune.com (blog)
A Tacoma-based technology company will announce today that its signature file-sharing software, used by several agencies in the federal government, is now available to individual users. TopiaTechnology will offer Skoot as a more secure alternative to ...

TECHNOLOGY: Holograms present celebs with new afterlife issues
North County Times
Brown, owner of The Yard Entertainment, and Atwell, owner of Geronimo Films, had each toyed with the idea of using holograms in concerts for a decade, but the technology wasn't there. Brown, who works closely with Snoop Dogg and Atwell, who ...

New Technology Could Allow for Glasses-Free 3D Movies
We'll see if this technology ever comes to market, though its problems won't be solved if and when that happens. A few minutes with a Nintendo 3DS gave me a wicked headache, and I haven't touched the tech since – without a way to adjust the effect in a...


Apple vs. Microsoft: A tech rivalry revisited
MSN Money
In the late 1990s, as technology and Internet stocks were flying high, Microsoft catapulted past behemoths Coca-Cola (KO) and General Electric (GE) (the previous No. 1) to become the world's most valuable company, eventually becoming the first to top ...

Groupon not a tech company?
CBS News
One of the central themes that technology commentators are pondering is if Groupon is actually a technology company. Veteran technology journalist Om Malik doesn't think Groupon is anything more than a coupon distribution company. "I tried very hard to ...

CBS News

Berlin finally starts championing its tech hub — European - GigaOM
By David Meyer
After longstanding grumbling from the German capital's tech community over its lack of recognition, the Berlin senate has launched a campaign to push the city as a startup center of note. ... David Meyer. RSS Feed. David Meyer is a senior writer for GigaOM, covering the Berlin startup scene. He has been a technology journalist since 2006, writing for ZDNet UK and other outlets such as the BBC and the Guardian. He is also a musician, currently enjoying Berlin's electronic sensibilities.

Vehicle-to-vehicle technology hits the streets in Ann Arbor safety pilot
By Ray LaHood
Today, we're taking a huge step forward in our understanding of transformative road safetytechnology. In partnership with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and the community of Ann Arbor, we are launching the ...
Welcome to the FastLane: The...

New Glasses-Free 3D Technology Being Developed
By Anthony Taormina
Glassesless 3D Technology. Beyond the extra $4+ movie theaters charge for the “experience,” one of the biggest burdens of viewing a 3D movie are those cumbersome glasses. With several different types of 3D available, many of which require a different pair of glasses – not to mention a ton of movies that don't make all that great use of 3D (usually a post-converted film) ... It's something that could be fixed with tinkering, but shows that the tech is still not ready for widespread testing.
Screen Rant

Why I'm uninstalling Windows 8 - PCGamesN : technology
New technology applications, for example an innovative use of the reddit API. ... Good places to address tech support type questions are: /r/BuildaPC · /r/ ...

NASA planning Mars mission for 2016 to investigate the planet's ...
From the blog Technology News Blog: Still basking in the recent success of its Curiosity rover's historic landing on Mars, NASA is already talking about its next ...

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