07 August 2012

How makers of phones and tablets are faring

How makers of phones and tablets are faring
By AP on August 06, 2012 Makers of mobile devices have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Many companies including Nokia and Research in Motion have been struggling to compete with Apple and manufacturers of devices running ...

Google Wallet Accepts All Cards, But Will Retailers Come?
Google last week announced two significant updates for Google Wallet. The 11-month-old service that allows customers to make purchases with their Android phones now works with all major credit cards. Those cards will be stored and managed in the cloud.

EMC rolls out Symmetrix disk library for mainframes
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - EMC Monday unveiled a high-capacity mainframe disk archive based on its flagship VMAX Symmetrix storage array. The new DLm8000 Disk Library follows three earlier versions of "disk libraries" or disk archive arrays - the ...

AT&T to join Verizon in offering shared data plans beginning August 23
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff AT&T said Monday that it will join rival Verizon Wireless later this month in offering shared data plans to its subscribers, allowing them to spread their monthly data plans across multiple devices for an additional fee.

Qualcomm Hires Ex-Intel Mobile Head for Top Marketing Job
Qualcomm is putting Anand Chandrasekher, who left Intel in 2011 after 25 years with the company, in charge of its marketing and communications efforts. The former head of Intel's mobility efforts will now be the top marketing official at Qualcomm, ...

Samsung attacks Apple's experts
Apple expert acknowledges that even if Samsung's products are similar enough to Apple's to confuse consumers, it doesn't necessarily mean Apple's sales will be harmed. by Greg Sandoval Apple's experts are set to testify that many of Samsung's products, ...

Baidu Fires 4 Suspected of Being Paid to Delete Content
Wall Street Journal
By PAUL MOZUR BEIJING—Baidu Inc. fired four employees suspected of taking payments to delete material from its website, a common form of misconduct on the Chinese Internet. Although the development is unlikely to have a major effect on the Chinese ...

Verizon adds Microsoft Office 365 to its small-business-suite line-up
Summary: On the heels of a similar deal with Sprint, Verizon is the latest syndication partner to offer Microsoft's Office 365 directly to small-business users. By Mary Jo Foley | August 6, 2012 -- 16:57 GMT (09:57 PDT) Microsoft is signing up mobile ...

MetroPCS waves wand, turns Samsung Galaxy mobe into a TV
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author Cell phone operator MetroPCS has unveiled a Samsung Galaxy variant capable of receiving Dyle TV. The cheapo network seems undeterred by other companies' inability to successfully broadcast television to mobile ...

iPhone Trade-In Flurry Begins
By Daniel Ionescu, PCWorld Aug 6, 2012 7:13 AM Do you have an old iPhone and want to get some cash for it to put toward the upcoming new one? You're not alone. Owners of older iPhones are now rushing to sell their devices in anticipation of the rumored ...

The Nexus 7's biggest problem is Google
By Ed Zitron We've heard a handful of complaints about Google's Nexus 7 screen dimming and flickering, but they pale in comparison to this story from New York tech industry professional Ed Zitron, who is currently dwelling in Nexus 7 support hell.


Demonoid busted by the police
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Demonoid, one of the biggest torrent sites, was taken down on July 25 by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. Ukrainian officials then made sure the servers remained inaccessible, apparently to show the US it is taking ...

Samsung points to carriers in Apple design fracas
Samsung says that carriers are a big part of the reason for design changes from model to model. by Josh Lowensohn Samsung's Galaxy S3 smartphone, the company's latest in the Galaxy series. SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung has as many as 100 different ...

ARM debuts second-gen MALI-T600 GPU
TG Daily
ARM has debuted its second-gen ARM Mali-T600 GPU lineup at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles. According to the UK-based processor company, the second generation GPU offers a dramatic performance boost for future tablets, smartphones and connected smart-TVs.

TG Daily

Superman coaster reopens week after stall at Vallejo park
San Jose Mercury News
The Superman Ultimate Flight roller coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has reopened one week after it stalled mid-ride and stranded a dozen riders, a spokeswoman for the park said Sunday. The roller coaster was cleared by safety inspectors and ...

Entire Apple mobile line tipped for new dock connector
In a move that will certainly be raising some eyebrows this autumn should it all come to fruition, Apple has been tipped to be updating their entire line of iOS devices with a new dock connector. Apple's current dock connector is consistent across each ...


'God of War,' 'inFamous' collections unveiled
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Sony has introduced a pair of collections launching later this month based on the PlayStation franchises God of War and inFamous. Both packages will launch for $29.99 on August 28, the same day as a previously announced ...


The Sims Go to CourtVille
By Erika Morphy If EA prevails in its copyright infringement case against "The Ville," it could mean big trouble for Zynga. "My guess is the discovery will be a huge food fight, with EA requiring access to Zynga's development notes and tearing apart ...

Reuters hacked twice in 48 hours; pro-Syrian government stories, Tweets posted
NBCNews.com (blog)
By Bob Sullivan The Reuters news service suffered a second successful hacker attack this weekend, just 48 hours after a computer intruder was able to post fake news stories on its web site. In Sunday's attack, a small Reuters Twitter feed ...

SOE: PlanetSide 2 Confirmed for Steam
By Mike Sharkey | Aug 6, 2012 A select few are setting forth on Auraxis today, sci-fi weaponry in hand, as the first batch of key holders for the PlanetSide 2 beta. Color me jealous. That's a reddish-purple shade with a yellow hue.


Ocean Acidification Could Disrupt Marine Food Chains, Scientists Say
Huffington Post
By Jim Drury CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Ocean acidification caused by climate change is making it harder for creatures from clams to sea urchins to grow their shells, and the trend is likely to be felt most in polar regions, scientists said ...

New photos claim to show finalized nano-SIM tray destined for iPhone 5
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff A new series of photos have surface online, claiming to confirmed much rumored plans by Apple to introduce a more compact "nano-SIM" standard alongside this year's iPhone aimed at helping the company designed more compact and ...

News Summary: Lenovo unveils lighter, quicker ThinkPad
Washington Post
NEW LAPTOP: Lenovo will sell a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer to appeal to customers who like the convenience of tablets and smartphones. DETAILS: The ThinkPad X1 Carbon will go on sale later this month. Lenovo shaved the 14-inch laptop ...

Valve's Source 2 Engine in development, confirmed via Source Filmmaker code ...
A sudden rash of curious coders have discovered references to a couple of projects being developed behind closed doors at Valve. Code references, very specific code references, in the recently released Source Filmmaker unveil Valve's development of a ...

AT&T Will Refarm 2G Spectrum For Future 3G/LTE Spectrum Needs
In a bid to avoid a spectrum crunch, AT&T (NYSE:T) plans to gradually phase out its older 2G networks and free up space for newer 4G technologies. The second largest wireless carrier said Friday that it will work over the next four years to transition ...

Quantum insight: Non-entangled states can outperform entangled counterparts
R & D Magazine
A fundamental characteristic of quantum physics is the fact that two or more particles can exhibit correlations stronger than classically allowed. This unique characteristic applies particularly to quantum entanglement: as soon as the quantum state of ...

R & D Magazine

Texting teen driver nearly loses his head when his car is speared by a fence post
New York Daily News
A Washington state teenager is lucky to be alive after a fence post speared through his windshield as he allegedly used his cell phone while driving. The post "nearly took his head off," Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger told KATU-TV.

New York Daily News

Greenland's Sweaty Summer
By Amelia Hennighausen - 2012-08-06T15:47:15Z Bloomberg moderates all comments. Comments that are abusive or off-topic will not be posted to the site. Excessively long comments may be moderated as well. Bloomberg cannot facilitate requests to remove ...


Sequenced Malaria Genome Provides Benefits, Difficulties In Finding A Cure
After sequencing the genome of several malaria-related parasites, scientists found that the protozoans responsible for the deadly disease are very genetically diverse and therefore difficult to eradicate, according to their report publish this week in ...


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