27 August 2012

Apple v Samsung: What the analysts say

Apple's patent victory over Samsung: What the analysts say
ZDNet
Summary: Here's a look at what analysts are saying about Apple's patent lawsuit victory over Samsung. Reactions vary widely. By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines | August 27, 2012 -- 13:16 GMT (06:16 PDT) Apple's patent lawsuit win over Samsung drew a ...

Samsung's Chutzpah Over The Apple Patent Ruling
Forbes
Oh my, I think this is wonderful, just entirely gorgeous. There's someone in that Samsung management or legal team who has great big, umm, this is a family site, so great big wheels on his brass cannon. Their immediate reaction to losing on of the ...

America Loses A 'Reluctant Hero' — Astronaut Neil Armstrong
Patch.com
His family called him "a reluctant American hero,' who was just doing his job. But Neil A. Armstrong, who died Saturday of complications from heart bypass surgery, was an American hero. He was just shy of his 39th birthday when he lumbered down the ...

Connecticut average gas price moves closer to $4 per gallon
Norwich Bulletin
By JAMES MOSHER The average price of a gallon of Connecticut gasoline moved closer to $4 per gallon last week although some Eastern Connecticut stations are already selling fuel for more than that price. The average climbed 1.1 cents to $3.98 as of ...

Must smartphones be similar to iPhone to sell?
ZDNet
Summary: The landmark Samsung/ Apple verdict made it clear that phone makers must give wide berth to the design of the iPhone to avoid legal trouble. That's easy enough to do, but will it sell? By James Kendrick for Mobile News | August 27, ...

ZDNet

Microsoft keeps customers in the dark over Windows 8 prices
Computerworld
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - With just two months to go before the retail launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has yet to price the new OS. Analysts today blamed Microsoft's attempt to accommodate both desktops and tablets with Windows 8 for the lack of ...

Next 'Battlefield 3' download deploys Sept. 4
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Video game studio DICE will start deploying its next download, Armored Kill, for the first-person shooter Battlefield 3 on Sept. 4. According to a schedule posted on the official website for Battlefield, PlayStation 3 players ...

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Hits Evolution Deniers
ABC News (blog)
In a clip posted to online knowledge forum Big Think via YouTube, former children's show host Bill Nye spoke out against the denial of evolution, saying such views harm young people especially and hamper scientific progress.

ABC News (blog)

Facebook campus to include 10-acre room
TG Daily
Undaunted by its languishing share price, Facebook has announced plans for a huge expansion of its Menlo park headquarters, to be designed by award-winning architect Frank Gehry. Housing 2800 engineers, the building will include what's claimed to be ...

TG Daily

NASA To Put Android Smartphones Into Tiny Satellites
Forbes
While not as sexy as the Curiosity rover currently exploring Mars, NASA's plans to put Android smartphones in space as part of the Ames Research Center nanosatellite project is very cool indeed. The project, called PhoneSat, will see a Nexus One ...

Forbes

Retina Displays for 13-inch MacBook Pro Already in Production
The Mac Observer
Just a few months after the release of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a Retina-quality display is scheduled to come to laptop line's 13-inch model, CNET reported Sunday. Production of high resolution displays for a future 13-inch MacBook...

The Mac Observer

Foxconn may lose workers after cutting work hours
ZDNet
Summary: After cutting maximum working hours to 60 per week in its three factories in mainland China, Foxconn now faces the danger of losing workers. By Liu Jiayi for View from China | August 27, 2012 -- 02:45 GMT (19:45 PDT) Earlier in the year, ...

ZDNet

Ultrathin lens gives perfect image
TG Daily
A new, ultra-thin flat lens has a focusing power at the very edge of what's theoretically possible, promising a distortion-free image. Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) say that, at just 60 nanometers ...

TG Daily

Evernote and Moleskine: A Noteworthy Combination
GeekSugar.com
As much as we rely on apps to keep life organized, it'll never replace the charm of jotting down inspiration in a simple notebook. Perhaps realizing this, legends of both the digital and analog worlds, Evernote and Moleskine, are teaming up for the new ...

Saudi Aramco says most damage from computer attack fixed
Reuters Canada
By Daniel Fineren and Amena Bakr DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco, the world's biggest oil producer, has resumed operating its main internal computer networks after a virus infected about 30000 of its workstations in mid-August, the company said on ...

Inktank, Servergy, Twitter Promote Linux in the Cloud
The VAR Guy
Part of the point of open source software is that it lacks an all-powerful authoritative body. But since centralized direction can be useful from time to time, organizations such as the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium, fulfill such roles to a ...

Google's Nexus 7 arrives in Germany, France and Spain
ZDNet
By David Meyer | August 27, 2012 -- 10:01 GMT (03:01 PDT) The Nexus 7 Android tablet, which was until now only available in the US, UK, Australia and Canada, has begun rolling out to non-English-speaking countries. On Monday the device became available ...

Google's "I'm Feeling Lucky" Button Gets Emotional
Techtree.com
Most of you would have hardly ever used Google's I'm Feeling Lucky button — perhaps just once or twice, when you were really bored and wanted to try it for kicks. Its function, for those not in the know, is to immediately take you to the top search ...

GTA 5: Hidden Secrets And Multiple Protagnists Analyzed
Gameranx
by Ian Miles Cheong on 27th Aug, 2012 Rockstar Games took the press by storm last week by releasing three sets of screenshots for Grand Theft Auto 5, a game currently under heavy wraps. Little had been revealed about the game since the studio released...

Gameranx

Apple Under Cook: A Strong Year One, But With Challenges Ahead
eWeek
Cook's first year as CEO saw Apple continue to sell massive numbers of products and become the most valuable company in the world. When Tim Cook took over as Apple CEO a year ago, replacing an ailing Steve Jobs who would die only weeks later, ...

Apple television not close to a release, iPad Mini expected to launch in ...
News Pakistan
Steve Jobs was quoted in his Walter Isaacson-biography, Steve Jobs, saying that he has cracked the code for televisions. However, it seems quite unlikely that the television, rumoured as iTV, will be out this Fall, almost a year after his death.

News Pakistan

Weekend News Round-up: is Hollywood killing itself, Samsung V Apple jurors ...
Siliconrepublic.com
In our trawl through some of the top tech reportage internationally over the weekend we look at whether Hollywood 'gets' the streaming revolution; how jurors came to their decision in the Samsung V Apple patents trial; and will Sequoia include Europe...

Siliconrepublic.com

Microsoft Surface tablet advertisements start to pop up around New York
Technology Bloom News
You might not realize it, but it has only been two months since we first heard about Microsoft bringing back the Surface name for the company's new line of tablet computers. Back in June, it was understood that we really would not be getting any more ...

Technology Bloom News

Web comic helps fuel donations to Tesla's NY lab
Atlanta Journal Constitution
By FRANK ELTMAN AP SHOREHAM, NY — A jolt of support from a popular Web cartoonist has re-energized a decades-long effort to restore a decrepit, 110-year-old laboratory once used by Nikola Tesla, a visionary scientist who was a rival of Thomas Edison ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Researchers identify present day Turkey as origin of Indo-European languages
Washington Post
By using novel methods developed for tracing the origins of virus outbreaks, researchers say they have identified present-day Turkey as the homeland of the Indo-European language family. The international team, led by Quentin Atkinson, ...

Motorola Razr HD, Droid M to be unveiled on Sept 5?
Times of India
Motorola is set to showcase two Android-based smartphones on September 5, 2012, according to a document leaked online. The event, reportedly scheduled to be held in New York City, will be used to unveil the hotly anticipated Motorola Razr HD and Droid ...

The FCC Scores a Hat Trick of Errors on Internet Regulation
Forbes
The timing was no coincidence. In its last major overhaul of the agency in 1996, Congress left the FCC with almost no authority over the Internet, whether content, transmission or the devices and software that consumers use to enjoy it.

Nikon introduces five compact cameras for everyone
Digit
It is a big day for consumer point and shoots, as Nikon has introduced five new models fit for mass consumption. All five models will be available in India, by October. The first in the list is the new Coolpix S800c, a first of its kind as it is an ...

Digit

Tech titans in bumper device release
The Australian
SPRING looms as a huge season for new mobile gadgets with Apple, Microsoft, Google, Nokia and Amazon all expected to launch new devices into the market. Apple's expected launch of a new iPhone in September followed by a new tablet computer in October ...

HTC “Proto” is Desire X tip retailers
SlashGear
HTC's recently leaked “Proto” smartphone may well launch as the HTC Desire X, according to prematurely published retailer listings, with a debut at IFA 2012 this week increasingly likely. Several online stores have listed the Desire X, Swedish site ...

SlashGear

Arctic ice cap shrinks to lowest level yet recorded
Sydney Morning Herald
ARCTIC ice has shrunk to the lowest level ever recorded, according to satellite data from the past week that shows a massive melt is still under way. The ice cap had contracted to just over 4 million square kilometres, about 77000 square kilometres ...

Sydney Morning Herald

NASA's Nodosaur Footprint Verified - Perhaps with Baby Nodosaur in Tow
Space Ref (press release)
Not one, but two nodosaurs passed through the campus of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., between 110 and 112 million years ago, a US Geological Survey (USGS) paleontologist confirmed. The second track, overlapping the first, ...

ITC clears Apple of infringement of three Motorola patents, holds decision on ...
InfoWorld
By John Ribeiro | IDG News Service The US International Trade Commission ruled Friday that Apple did not infringe three of Motorola Mobility's patents, while remanding the investigation into a fourth patent to the presiding administrative law judge.

Samsung teases Windows 8 ready "innovation" for IFA
BGR India
Samsung has much more than the Galaxy Note II to unveil at IFA, which begins in Berlin later this week. The Korean electronics giant is teasing what it calls its “newest Windows 8 ready innovation,” which we believe would be announced at the show.

LG TM2792 personal TV with Cinema Screen design debuts at IFA 2012
Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee on 08/26/2012 18:54 PDT Another day, another new TV is unveiled, although I do not think that the quantum leap made from standard definition TV to Full HDTV has been replicated with the introduction of the LG TM2792 personal TV with Cinema ...

Ubergizmo

Could hurricanes be stopped with a spray of seawater? Researchers reveal new ...
Daily Mail
By Mark Prigg They are one of the most destructive forces in nature, and can devastate entire communities. However, scientists say they may have found a way to stop hurricanes - by spraying them with seawater. Researchers at Leeds University say ...

Daily Mail

The Android appeal
Himalayan Times
cell phone brands, especially in the Android segment. A Linux-based operating system primarily designed for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers utilising ARM processors, Android phones these days come in a variety of shapes and ...

Techmeme: Samsung joins Intel in backing chipmaking tech firm ...
The web's technology news site of record, Techmeme spotlights the moment's hottest tech stories on a single page.
www.techmeme.com/120827/p15 


Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]
By Charlie White
This week on Top 10 Tech we bring you exquisite speakers, high-tech sneakers and conveyor-belt creepers, all of them flaunting the latest technology that just might make your jaw drop.
Mashable » Mobile

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Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat with Vizio
As you may have read Vizio recently launched a line of PCs. The PCs are thin, immaculately designed and incredibly light. I like that they are created from full ...
windowsteamblog.com/.../tech-tuesday-live-twitter-chat-with-v...

The Week in Tech Policy – Aug. 27th Edition - Microsoft on the ...
Microsoft On the Issues is the Microsoft blog on technology policy and ... 463 Blog : Inside TechPolicy ... Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy ...
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