17 August 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Review

Review Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Washington Post
Samsung released the Galaxy Note 10.1 to stores on Thursday, looking to take on the iPad with a few tricks up its metaphorical sleeve. The new Note tablet has a few features that set it apart, most notably a stylus and the ability to run a select ...

Tech supporting BYOD 'not quite there'
Primarily, this means that enterprise administrative control and settings cannot be implemented in these devices, Yu said in his keynote speech during the Infocomm Technology Roadmap 2012 conference held here Friday. Even when installed, users tend to ...

How to keep tech talent engaged and motivated
Boston.com (blog)
Boston is a technology hotbed right now, ripe with startups, innovative technologies, and a deep pool of engineering talent. With a healthy local VC community, an expanded presence of tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook , and a consistent ...

When it's best to hold off on buying the latest gadget
If you're determined to own cutting edge tech gadgets, it can drive you to the poor house. Every year ... With technology moving so fast, gear that's less than top of the line or latest generation is usually more than good enough for most users' needs ...
Steam's 'big picture' mode gets beta in early September, could lead to Steam ...
The Verge
By Samit Sarkar on August 17, 2012 10:49 am @SamitSarkar 17Comments Steam's long-awaited "big picture" mode, which reformats the PC client to be more couch-friendly and could pave the way for a living-room device running Steam, will launch in beta in ...

Shamoon malware cripples Windows PCs to cover tracks
By Gregg Keizer Computerworld - A new Trojan horse tries to covers its tracks by crippling the victim's computer after stealing data, a security researcher said today. Dubbed "Shamoon" by most antivirus companies, the malware has been used in targeted ...

Researcher finds serious SMS spoofing flaw on iOS
Summary: A well-known security researcher urges iPhone users to distrust the legitimacy of text messages at first sight. By Ryan Naraine for Zero Day | August 17, 2012 -- 17:09 GMT (10:09 PDT) A security research who goes by the handle "pod2g" has ...

Google Introduces Mayan Ruins to 'Street View'
Fox News
Mexico City – Along with allowing users to take looks at some of the most famous locales in the US and Europe, Google Inc. is adding interactive images of dozens of pre-Hispanic ruins to the "Street View" feature on its Google Maps website.

Color-Changing Rubber Robot Could Aid Animal Study
National Geographic
The new robot, filled with air and glowing fluid. SA Morin, Harvard University and Science/AAAS. By National Geographic News staff A new soft, quivering robot walks when inflated and changes color when colored fluid—including glow-in-the-dark liquid—is ...

National Geographic

Citizen scientists may beat the pros in identifying at-risk species
Ars Technica
by Kate Shaw - Aug 17, 2012 4:00 pm UTC The ubiquitous image of a lone polar bear lumbering across melting sheets of ice has come to represent the plight of endangered species everywhere. Surprisingly, despite the symbolic role that this species plays, ...

Twitter announces API changes, give developers six months to adapt
Los Angeles Times
Twitter announced changes to its API, and the company wants developers to incorporate them within six months or risk being shut out. The company said the changes to its API will help Twitter create a "more consistent Twitter experience," which is the ...

Mystery continues: Why is the sun 'too round'?
Christian Science Monitor
In a strange twist of solar physics, the shape of our sun is rounder than previously thought, yet at the same time, it is also flatter — or squashed — more often, making the star wider at the middle than at its poles, scientists say.

Christian Science Monitor

Apple stock hits all-time high amid iPhone, iPad anticipation
Los Angeles Times
Apple's stock has hit an all-time high, reaching $645.48 in early trading Friday. The surge comes ahead of a widely expected new iPhone rumored to be launched next month. Analysts also speculate that a smaller iPad may be in the works.

The Discovery of Global Warming [Excerpt]
Scientific American
By Spencer Weart CLIMATE CHANGE: Scientists have spent the last 150 years proving that human emissions of greenhouse gases have created global warming. Image: Courtesy of NASA Showcasing more than fifty of the most provocative, original,...

Scientific American

Nokia to Offer Zynga Games for Users of Cheaper Phones
By Ville Heiskanen on August 17, 2012 Nokia Oyj (NOK1V), seeking to fend off competition from Android devices in growth markets such as Asia, said it plans to start offering two Zynga Inc. games on its cheaper mobile phones. “Draw Something” and “Zynga ...

Can Facebook Learn From Microsoft, Kodak Mistakes?
When I see a company making bold decisions I find it useful to see what happened when other companies made similarly bold decisions in the past. In Facebook (FB) I am seeing a lot of Microsoft's tendency toward invasiveness and a lot Kodak's oblivion.

EPA Defeats Challenge to Higher Ethanol Levels in Fuel
A challenge to an Environmental Protection Agency regulation allowing higher concentrations of corn-based ethanol in gasoline was thrown out by the US Appeals Court in Washington on grounds that the groups pressing the case had no right to sue.

'Shark Foursquare' app tracks all your shark friends in real time
If the Discovery Channel has taught us anything, it's that any human who steps in the ocean will almost definitely be devoured by a great white shark. (Save yer comment, it's not true). Thankfully scientists have devised a novel way to track these ...


Disney Clones Human Faces to Make Life-Like Robots
Disney Research in Zurich, Switzerland, has developed a new process called “Physical Face Cloning” that allows it to create realistic animatronic characters. The technology scans the head of a human before putting the coordinates and expressions into a ...

Prelude: Watch the Making of 'Halo 4'
Throughout the development of Halo 4, it has become clear that 343 Industries has something to prove. When Halo creators Bungie parted ways with Microsoft, 343 undertook one of the most challenging projects in the industry: Live up to and exceed the ...


Hunger Games Becomes Amazon's Best-Selling Book Series
Wall Street Journal
By SAABIRA CHAUDHURI Amazon.com Inc. said the Hunger Games trilogy has outsold the Harry Potter series, making Suzanne Collins's work the online retailer's best-selling book series of all time, including print and Kindle book sales.

Text Book Encoded In DNA
Discovery News
Imagine a future where the amount of data on tyhe Web could be saved to a thumb drive. A storage medium already exists that can hold this amount of information. It's call DNA. DNA typically stores biological information in cells that direct structures ...

Fiat announces a 500 Turbo, and it isn't an Abarth
At the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, Calif. today, Fiat announced an additional version of its diminutive 500 model, a turbo version with 135 horsepower. by Wayne Cunningham Fiat adds the 500 Turbo to its line-up in the US, dropping in between the ...

Shiny new Windows 8 Skype app leaks online
Microsoft is apparently getting ready to launch a new version of Skype that's been optimized for the company's forthcoming Windows 8 operating system. Windows blog Neowin managed to get its hands on the new app today, which is clearly marked as a...


Samsung Semi to expand Silicon Valley R&D facility
Power Management Design Line
SAN FRANCISCO—Samsung Semiconductor Inc. signed a deal Thursday (Aug. 16) with California's governor and the Santa Clara County board of supervisors to expand its R&D facility in San Jose, Calif. Samsung Semi—a subsidiary of South Korean conglomerate ...

Hyrule Historia, the Book that Exposed the Official Zelda Timeline, is Headed ...
by James Plafke | 11:42 am, August 17th, 2012 Not too long ago, Nintendo finally shed light on the official The Legend of Zelda timeline. Nintendo always said there is a cohesive order of events between each and every official Zelda title, ...

Tesla CEO Musk Gets Option to Buy 5.27 Million Shares
By Alan Ohnsman on August 16, 2012 Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA)'s chief executive officer and co-founder, was granted an option to buy 5.27 million shares as part of a long-term compensation plan to keep him at the maker of luxury electric cars ...

SRT Viper Launch Edition, 2013 Jaguars, Pebble Beach: Today's Car News
Motor Authority
By Joel Feder Joel oversees High Gear Media's social media channels, video, and OEM outreach, while also reporting the latest automotive news. A Minnesota native... More The Range Rover has a split personality, which makes it hard for the competition ...

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