26 August 2012

Neil Armstrong Remembered

Neil Armstrong Remembered; Hated Being Called...
ABC News
Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who died Saturday at 82, said he did not want to live his life as an icon, remembered only for that electric night in 1969 when he and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. But when you have done what he did -- stepped ...

ABC News

Samsung Loses Strategic Gamble in US
Wall Street Journal
By EVAN RAMSTAD SEOUL—For Samsung Electronics Co., a US jury's decision on its patent dispute with Apple Inc. became a strategic gamble gone wrong, while a South Korea judges' decision on the same dispute turned into one that worked out.

Mars Curiosity rover landing video: NASA high-definition video shows stunning ...
New, amazing high-definition video of Curiosity landing on Mars has been released to the public. New, amazing high-definition video of Curiosity landing on Mars has been released to the public. The video was created by compiled photos from the probe's ...


US braces for holiday clash of tech giants
Outcome Magazine
08/26/2012 It's beginning to look a lot like a big season in the United States for mobile gadgets, with the still-rumored launch by Apple in September of a new iPhone, expected to ignite fresh growth in the smartphone market in the US and worldwide

NASA sits tight on flight until Isaac drifts away
Florida Today
Rough weather nearby held up Saturday's launch of the Atlas V from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. / AP NASA will let Tropical Storm Isaac pass before making a third attempt to launch a pair of radiation belt probes, possibly Thursday.

Report: Apple Holding Separate iPhone 5, iPad Mini Events
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Apple will hold two separate events to unveil its new iPhone and the iPad mini, according to a new report. As previously reported, Apple will announce the iPhone 5, or whatever it chooses to call the new smartphone, on Sept. 12.

The Oatmeal raises $1 million, surpasses goal to build a Nikola Tesla museum
The Oatmeal has raised over $1 million on IndieGoGo in an effort to secure Wardenclyffe, the site of Tesla's final laboratory, to build a museum dedicated to Tesla. Matthew Inman, the lone man behind the comics of The Oatmeal, is at it again on the...


Tim Cook Completes First Year as Apple CEO
By Karen Haslam, Macworld-UK On August 24 2011, Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs resigned. One year later and Apple is going from strength to strength, with its share price closing last night at $663.22, compared to $372.12 a year ago, and the news last ...

GTA V likelihoods for trailer 2
Product Reviews
By Daniel Chubb on August 26, 2012 0Comments It has been an amazing week for Grand Theft Auto V and one that brought some solid visual news, which now leaves gamers dissecting the bombardment of screenshots. Right at the start of this week Rockstar ...

Product Reviews

Evernote and Moleskine Team Up to Help You Digitise Your Pen and Paper Scribblings
Gizmodo UK
At this point, one of the last things keeping most people from composing all their notes in digital form is that they're fond of physical writing. Old habits can die hard. Realising this, Evernote and Moleskine have teamed up to create Moleskine ...

Gizmodo UK

Research In Motion begins showing new BlackBerry's new mobile phone carriers
Washington Post
KITCHENER, Ontario — Canadian phone maker Research In Motion has begun showing its new BlackBerry smartphones to wireless carriers around the world, but the struggling company says it is still months away from starting to sell them.

Consumer Watchdog challenges Google-FTC privacy settlement
Australian Macworld
Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group, is dialling up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the US Federal Trade Commission and Google. The group, which blasted the settlement when it was announced two weeks ago, ...

Facebook commissions Frank Gehry for new eco-friendly engineering campus
Facebook has commissioned Frank Gehry to build its new eco-friendly campus, which will be as much a status symbol and monument to Facebook's achievements so far as a functional hub for activity. Only nine months after its move to a brand new Menlo Park ...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Offers Company Tidy Profit, Just Not on Sale
Samsung can earn a higher profit on the Galaxy Note 10.1 than Apple does on its iPad, but it has to maintain its price, says IHS. So far Apple has been the only vendor able to sell high volumes at $499. Samsung will likely make more dollars per each ...

Microsoft Surface street art invades New York
Mobot.net (blog)
Various pieces of street art have begun, er, surfacing across the Big Apple, depicting the soon-to-be-released Microsoft Surface tablet. Pictures are coming in from across the city (particularly Brooklyn, it seems) of what appears to be rather ...

Mobot.net (blog)

7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss
Ustream launched a new app called Broadcast for Friends this week. Currently available only for the iPhone, the app allows you to broadcast live video directly to your Facebook wall. Videos can be recorded using either the forward-facing or rear-facing ...

Notable discovery: Dinosaur footprints at NASA Goddard
Baltimore Sun (blog)
Description: Two 110-million-year-old footprints that a massive plant-eating dinosaur and, perhaps, its offspring left behind has been uncovered on the campus of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt. That age dates it to the Cretaceous ...

Baltimore Sun (blog)

OS X 10.8.1 giving Mac users more battery life?
By Alex Zaharov-Reutt Whenever a new OS comes around for any system, there's always tweaks to come and bugs to fix in some kind of point update, with OS X 10.8.1 reportedly giving portable Mac users some of the battery life back that OS X 10.8 took ...

Ocean temperature patterns key to climate change
Economic Times
WASHINGTON: An analysis of past oceanic temperature patterns has uncovered the role of sensitive triggers built into our climate system that can cause abrupt shifts in global climate. "Evidence is mounting that the Earth's climate system has sensitive ...

iPhone 5 Release May Crash LTE Networks With FaceTime – Are Carriers Prepared?
Mobile & Apps
By Alexandra Burlacu | August 25, 2012 12:49 PM EDT With the highly-anticipated iPhone 5 release date just weeks away, carriers nationwide are gearing up to prepare for the incoming avalanche of users expected in the days after the new Apple gadget is...

Mobile & Apps

Windows 8 will automatically report every program you download to ...
From the blog Technology News Blog: Oh, Windows 8, what happened to you? I remember a time when I was genuinely excited about what you had to offer, but ...

Apple's victory over Samsung could mean fewer smartphone options
Detroit Free Press
SAN JOSE, California (AP) – A jury's conclusion that Samsung stole the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad could mean fewer smartphone options for consumers to choose from, analysts said. Apple Inc.'s $1 ...

Is technology harming your child's eyes?
Fox News
Thirteen-year-old Casey Connelly has firsthand experience with this issue, complaining of tired eyes as her school moves increasingly toward new technology versus old-school utensils like pencil and paper. “We use computers a lot for typing, and we are ...

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