22 August 2012

Chinese company keeps Syria connected to Internet

Chinese company keeps Syria connected to Internet
Sacramento Bee
By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK -- A firm that tracks the pathways of the Internet says a Chinese company is keeping war-torn Syria connected to the Internet as other telecommunications companies withdraw.

Why you should wait for the iPad Mini
CNET
In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why waiting to see if Apple introduces a small iPad may be worth your while. by Marguerite Reardon Amazon and Google have opened the market to a whole new class of tablet customer with their 7-inch ...

Going public: Key developments in Facebook's IPO
Businessweek
By AP on August 21, 2012 Facebook Inc. has had a rocky initial public offering of stock. There were trading glitches on its first day of trading and concerns since then about Facebook's revenue potential. Facebook also is facing dozens of lawsuits from ...

Amazon Glacier: Back Up All Your Data for Pennies a Month
Wired News
By Scott Gilbertson Amazon's newest web service is custom-made for anyone paranoid about data backups, and now that you know Mat Honan's I-was-hacked story, that's everyone right? Amazon Glacier, as the new service is known, stores a copy of your data ...

Motorola's seven-patent ITC complaint against Apple detailed
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell In Motorola's second US International Trade Commission complaint against Apple, the company asserts a number of products infringe on seven owned patents pertaining to wireless technologies like location-based reminders, ...

Apple-Samsung judge moves to keep court awake
Computerworld
By Martyn Williams IDG News Service - Call it the legal equivalent of baseball's seventh-inning stretch. San Jose District Court Judge Lucy Koh plans to get the courtroom in the Apple versus Samsung case on its feet later Tuesday in a bid to stave off ...

MetroPCS unveils $55 unlimited 4G plan and new 4G phone
CNET
The carrier is rolling out a promotional plan that provides unlimited talk, texting, and 4G LTE data for $55 a month for a single line. A $149 LG Motion 4G phone sweetens the deal. by Lance Whitney MetroPCS may hand the major carriers some competition, ...

Feds, university test cars that can communicate
The Associated Press
By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer – 1 minute ago ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a few weeks, about 2800 cars, trucks and buses will start talking to each other on the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich., in a giant experiment that government officials are hoping will ...

Workhorse Voyager 2 turns 35 — and it's still going strong
NBCNews.com
The iconic Voyager 2 spacecraft celebrated its 35th birthday Monday in a milestone for NASA's longest-running mission ever. Voyager 2 launched in 1977 just 16 days before its twin, Voyager 1. The probes were tasked chiefly with studying Saturn, ...

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Semen's Secret Ingredient Induces Ovulation
Wired News (blog)
By ScienceNow By Emily Underwood, ScienceNOW If you're trying to avoid getting pregnant, here's another reason to mistrust the rhythm method of birth control: New research confirms that the fluid in semen, long dismissed as primarily a vehicle for ...

Wired News (blog)

Video: Inside 'Resident Evil' online service
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Publisher Capcom has unveiled new details about Resident Evil.Net, a free online service that will launch alongside the upcoming shooter Resident Evil 6 in October. Features include comprehensive stat tracking, Facebook and ...

USA TODAY

Microsoft already makes an 'Apple TV'
CNNMoney
By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech August 21, 2012: 1:00 PM ET Microsoft's Xbox Live service allows some cable customers to stream live content right through their console. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- If you're longing impatiently for the much-hyped features of ...

Discovery Bay Games raises $15m for iPad game accessories
Digital Media Wire
Discovery Bay Games today announced it has closed a $15 million round of funding led by Trilogy Equity Partners and Logitech. The investment will enable DBG to continue growing its business of app-supported accessories that add a physical element to ...

Digital Media Wire

UK to get superfast mobile Internet by year end
MarketWatch
By Lilly Vitorovich LONDON--The UK will have superfast mobile Internet access by the end of this year after communications regulator Ofcom gave the nation's No. 1 mobile operator Everything Everywhere the green light to use its existing network to ...

Canon brings on two new PowerShot digital cameras for zoom action
SlashGear
The folks at Canon have introduced two new zoom-friendly units in the SX500 IS and the SX160 IS, both of them PowerShot cameras for the common photo-loving user. Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies ...

SlashGear

Cell towers blamed for Oakland's police radio ills
San Jose Mercury News
OAKLAND, Calif.—Oakland officials say cell phone towers are partially to blame for disrupting the city's police radio communications system, including a failure on the night President Obama came to town. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ...

BMW Brings Electric Car Sharing To San Francisco
Forbes
BMW aims to electrify the US car-sharing market with a service called DriveNow that lets drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area rent an ultimate driving machine, in this case a battery-powered 1 Series Coupe, by the minute.

Forbes

Jawbone Jambox Now Comes in Customizable Colors
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo Are you interested in the Jawbone Jambox speaker but not psyched with the current color options? Good news — you can now customize it to your own preferences. Jawbone today announced that its portable Bluetooth spreaker is now ...

Dell Expands Virtualization, Storage, Management Tool Lineup
InformationWeek
Dell's focus on software and services continues; new offerings target cloud implementation and BYOD chores, simplify desktop virtualization rollouts. By Michael Endler InformationWeek Dell expanded its portfolio of networking, storage, ...

YAAL (Yet Another Apple Lawsuit), this time from “employee for life” Wayne ...
VentureBeat
In December Apple fired Wayne Goodrich, the man behind the curtain of the exquisitely produced Apple events that helped Steve Jobs make presentation magic so many times. Now, according to Business Week, he's suing Apple for wages, benefits, ...

VentureBeat

Amazing whale photos shot off Central Calif. coast
KSBW The Central Coast
A humpback whale lets a pelican go who awkwardly ended up in its mouth off the coast of San Luis Obispo. A humpback whale lets a pelican go who awkwardly ended up in its mouth off the coast of San Luis Obispo. Giant humpback whales are putting on ...

Arctic sea ice set to hit record low
BBC News
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News Arctic sea ice looks set to hit a record low by the end of the month, according to satellite data. Scientists at the US National Snow and Ice Data Center said data showed that the sea ice extent was ...

BBC News

Scientists Code Book With DNA - GalleyCat
mediabistro.com
By Dianna Dilworth on August 21, 2012 1:23 PM If you think eBooks and apps are at the forefront of book publishing, you may be falling behind in the game. Scientists at Harvard Medical School have used DNA to store data contained in a book.

mediabistro.com

Harley-Davidson reveals 2013 motorcycles, 110th anniversary editions
The Business Journal
Harley-Davidson Inc. unveiled its 2013 line of motorcycles Monday, which features 10 models of limited edition 110th anniversary bikes. The anniversary editions are each serialized and sport exclusive paint and commemorative solid bronze fuel tank ...

Don't Buy an iPhone Right Now
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Don't buy an iPhone right now. If you're interested in an iPhone, wait until Sept. 12. Some of my readers might find this obvious, but I'm writing because I've had genuine reader questions from folks who need to buy a phone now, ...


Epic patent trial over iPhone tech wraps up
Fox News
After three weeks of listening to technology experts, patent professionals and company executives debate the complicated legal claims of Apple Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co., a jury of nine men and women are set to decide one of the biggest ...

High-tech gadgets for the back-to-school bound
Fox News
The students in your lives will be ready to succeed with these high-tech gadgets in their backpack. TimeCommand. Make sure they get the rest they need and make it to class on time using TimeCommand. The app-enhanced audio alarm clock is customizable ...

Technology's Dark Side: Devious Devices Designed to Harm You
PCWorld
Technology's Dark Side: Devious Devices Designed to Harm You. From ATM skimmers that steal your money to hackable insulin pumps, technology does have a dark side. And the various forms of sneaky tech can have frightening consequences. By Liviu ...

Remember invisibility cloak tech? It's useful for talking to satellites
CNET
You may remember a quick round of gee-whiz technology about this technology three years when academics were talking about their ability to bend light and create an "invisibility cloak." Kymeta, and the products it's working on, are the practical ...

Groupon is not a tech company. Why was it valued like one? — Tech ...
By Om Malik
The Groupon debacle is particularly telling about Silicon Valley and investors. Why? Because I don't think it belongs in same category as Facebook and even Zynga. I am not sure it even belongs in the basket of technology stocks. Let me ...
GigaOM

Apple Is Not The Most Valuable Company In The History Of The ...
By Alex Williams
IBM, acronym for International Business Machines, is a multinational computer technology and consulting corporation. The company is one of the few information technology companies with a continuous history dating back to the 19th century.
TechCrunch

Earthquake Prediction: Technology To Warn Of The Next Big Quake ...
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Dr. Lucy Jones joined HuffPost Live and HuffPost Science Senior Correspondent Cara Santa Maria today to give the inside scoop on the new earthquake warning technology out of USGS.
The Huffington Post | Full News Feed

MIT Technology Review's TR35 | Raspberry Pi
By liz
If you want to read more from the MIT Technology Review on Raspberry Pi, there are two articles in this month's edition: one by Eben and one about him and the project. Well done Eben – it's a fantastic achievement. Note for Jim M – TR35 was ...
Raspberry Pi


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