29 August 2012

Samsung set to unveil new Galaxy Note

Samsung set to unveil new Galaxy Note
Washington Post
Samsung may have taken a hit after a California jury ruled that the company had infringed on Apple patents, but the company is moving right past that trial and prepping another big product launch Wednesday. The company is preparing for the launch of a ...

Samsung's IFA announcement live blog
CNET
by Aloysius Low | 29 August 2012 6:38pm SGT If you're staying up tonight for Samsung's IFA announcement about the new Galaxy Note as well as other possible mobile announcements from the Korean manufacturer, be sure to bookmark this page.

CNET

Samsung's new all-in-one PCs bring Start menu to Windows 8 with S Launcher
ZDNet
Summary: Missing the old Start menu on the new version of the Windows? Samsung may be starting a trend with the utility on its new desktops. By Sean Portnoy for Laptops & Desktops | August 29, 2012 -- 13:58 GMT (06:58 PDT) Much has been written ...

ZDNet

Disable Java NOW, users told, as 0-day exploit hits web : technology
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Mars rover Curiosity beams will.i.am song from Red Planet surface
Los Angeles Times
The rover transmitted a song by musician will.i.am from the surface of Mars. “There's no words to explain how amazing this is,” the singer, of Black Eyed Peas fame, said to the gathered audience, standing on stage with NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, ...

Space Sugar Discovered Around Sun-Like Star
Space.com
by SPACE.com Staff What a sweet cosmic find! Sugar molecules have been found in the gas surrounding a young sun-like star, suggesting that some of the building blocks of life may actually be present even as alien planets are still forming in the system ...


Bargain Seekers Broaden Manhattan's Silicon Alley
New York Times
By C. J. HUGHES. Published: August 28, 2012. A decade ago, in the dot-com boom,technology companies flocked to the neighborhoods along Broadway in Manhattan, with most ending up south of an unofficial cutoff of 23rd Street. ... an initiative started ...

New York Times

Cricket to offer Muve exclusively on Android plansUSA TODAY
LOS ANGELES – Mobile phone carrier Cricket is making its unlimited music service, Muve Music, an exclusive feature of its higher-end phones. The change is a bid to encourage users of lower-end, basic cellphones to trade up to smartphones, which require ...

USA TODAY

Search for alien life gets boost at twin star
AFP
WASHINGTON — The universe is looking increasingly crowded as scientists Tuesday announced the first proof twin stars can host multiple planets -- boosting their search for a planet that could support life. "We're seeing more and more planets in more ...

AFP

Apple salespeople go online in four countries outside the US
CNET
The service will allow customers to get answers to questions related to buying a new iPad or iPhone. by Don Reisinger Apple's store specialists are now available online in some countries. Apple salespeople are now going online in a handful of countries ...

Most Americans Don't Understand Cloud Computing: Does It Really Matter?
Forbes
The ideal underlying the cloud computing approach is that end-users — and even IT professionals — can run computing jobs with no awareness of what servers or networks are making it all happen. So, it's not surprising that a new survey shows there isn't ...

Forbes

The Aircraft and Spacecraft of Neil Armstrong's Career
Wired
By Jason Paur From a very early age Neil Armstrong was fascinated with flight. He was playing with toy airplanes at 3, and by the time he was 5 or 6 Armstrong went on his first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor. By 8 or 9 he said he was building model ...

Wired

Blue Moon legends revealed
Lassen County News
Aug. 28, 2012 — When two full moons occur in the same month, it's called a blue moon, and according to the NASA website, if the wildfires continue to rage throughout the western US, the blue moon, occurring Aug. 31, could actually appear blue in color.

Lassen County News

Hurricane Isaac causes gas prices to rise
KSFY
By Denise DePaolo - email Although the storm is scheduled to hit hundreds of miles away, gas prices have already risen thirty cents since last month. According to AAA South Dakota, they are expected to rise an additional ten to twenty cents before the ...

Where do America's best (and worst) drivers live?
Fox News
Human beings are pretty funny: put anyone behind the wheel of a car, and suddenly he's kvetching about all the idiots on the freeway. We seem certain about our own infallibility, but we can't all be stellar drivers, can we? Indeed, we cannot.

Apple/Samsung dispute not yet made it to China: Xinhua
Reuters
| BEIJING (Reuters) - A patent dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics has yet to make it to China, with no applications for a probe being made by either company in the country, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday.

Seagulls in the firing line to stop feeding frenzy on battered whales
Sydney Morning Herald
BUENOS AIRES: What began as unusual bird behaviour has turned into something out of a horror film for threatened whales in Argentina. Seagulls around the city of Puerto Madryn discovered about a decade ago that by pecking at the whales as they come up...

Sydney Morning Herald

New Auto Efficiency Regs: Special Interests Win, Consumers Lose
Heritage.org (blog)
The federal government finalized new automobile efficiency rules today for cars and light trucks for model years 2017–2025. The rules require an average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in 2025. Proponents of the rule advertise the more ...

Second LulzSec hacker arrested over Sony breach
Telegraph.co.uk
Raynaldo Rivera, 20, of Tempe, Arizona, surrendered to US authorities in Phoenix six days after a federal grand jury in Los Angeles returned an indictment charging him with conspiracy and unauthorised impairment of a protected computer.

Telegraph.co.uk

Where Investors Are Going - Consensus Report on Apple Inc. and Microsoft ...
Businessweek
AP Top Technology News At 3:04 am EDT JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/12 -- Moments ago, Investors-Alliance.com introduced new coverage of Apple Inc . (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft Corp oration (NASDAQ: MSFT). Full outlook, analysis and ...

TSMC rejected billions from Apple and Qualcomm for exclusive access
Inquirer
By Lawrence Latif FAB FOR HIRE TSMC rebuffed offers from Apple and Qualcomm for exclusive access to its production capacity. TSMC cuts wafers for just about every chip designer of note including AMD, Broadcom, Nvidia and Qualcomm, but according to ...

Inquirer

Lockdown Facebook Photo Albums: Hands-on with McAfee Social Protection App
PCWorld
By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal , PCWorld Aug 29, 2012 5:47 AM McAfee's latest Facebook app, called McAfee Social Protection, lets users create protected Facebook albums that are viewable only to the users they choose to share with.

MongoDB Upgrade Fills NoSQL Analytics Void
InformationWeek
Latest release of 10Gen's database sidesteps complicated MapReduce processing with a new data-aggregation framework. That distances MongoDB from NoSQL rivals including Cassandra, HBase, and Riak. By Doug Henschen InformationWeek 10Gen, ...

Google Wallet functionality expanding to counter Apple's Passbook
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Google has revealed plans to enhance its Wallet service with location-aware store cards, boarding passes and event tickets, much like the Passbook feature found in Apple's forthcoming iOS 6 iPhone update. New features planned for the ...

Report traces Apple Store turmoil all the way to Tim Cook
Fortune (blog)
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt August 29, 2012: 6:24 AM ET FORTUNE -- After Apple (AAPL) public relations released a statement calling staffing cutbacks at its Apple Stores a "mistake" that was being reversed, many thought that John Browett's days at the ...

Google Breaks Protocol, Promotes Nexus 7 Tablet on Home Page
eWeek
Google took its promotion of the Nexus 7 to a new level, posting an ad for the tablet on its usually sparse home page. The timing of move, following the verdict of the Samsung-Apple case, is curious. Google officials have been fastidious about tidying ...

Bill Nye claims teaching kids creationism sabotages the future of the U.S.
Examiner.com
Related topics K-12 Education Schools evolution creationism Education Science In a short video released on Big Think this week, American scientist William Sanford "Bill" Nye claimed that the teaching of creationism in schools is undermining children ...

Examiner.com

China is Fastest-Growing Android and iOS Market [REPORT]
Mashable
The country leads with an astonishing 401% year-over-year growth between this and last July, demonstrating the power of its growing middle class and vast population of more than 1.3 billion people, the report said. Other emerging economies such as ...

Battle.net no longer accessible in Iran
Computerandvideogames.com
By Christine Caruana for CVG Australia To comply with new US trade restrictions and economic sanction laws, Blizzard has had to restrict players in Iran using its online service battle.net. It started with gamers from Iran raising issues they were ...

Logitech UE rolls out new wave of headphones and wireless speakers
CNET
The company's latest incarnation of the Ultimate Ears line of audio offerings includes headphones, Bluetooth speakers, and a Wi-Fi radio. Here's what we think. by Justin Yu Logitech purchased the Ultimate Ears headphone line way back in 2008.

Next-Gen Fitness Gadgets Will Sync to Bluetooth-Enabled Devices
Mashable
The next generation of sports and fitness gadgets and apps will be able to sync with a wider variety of devices — from smartphones, tablets, laptops and even TVs — anything that's Bluetooth enabled. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), ...

Hack on Saudi Aramco hit 30000 workstations, oil firm admits
Register
By John Leyden • Get more from this author Analysis Saudi Aramco said that it had put its network back online on Saturday, 10 days after a malware attack floored 30000 workstations at the oil giant. In a statement, Saudi Arabia's national oil firm said ...

Even Mighty Isis Can't Hurry Pay-With-Your-Phone Future
Wired (blog)
By Marcus Wohlsen The iPhone was introduced in 2007. In the five years since, the smartphone has leap-frogged into the leading ranks of the world's labor-saving devices. That's not hyperbole: Market research firm IHS iSuppli predicts that for the first ...

NASA Builds Your Own Private Satellite — With Google Android
Wired
By Klint Finley The Android powered PhoneStat during a high-altitude balloon test. It's only about the size of a coffee cup. Photo: NASA Ames Research Center What would you do with your own private satellite? If you haven't decided, you should.

Wired

How Amazon's cloud service is transforming computing
Times of India
SEATTLE — Within a few years, Amazon.com's creative destruction of both traditional book publishing and retailing may be footnotes to the company's larger and more secretive goal: giving anyone on the planet access to an almost unimaginable amount of ...

IBM unveils new mainframe, talks Watson as 'supercharged' Siri
Good Morning Silicon Valley (blog)
• A day after announcing a cloud-based software deal — a $1.26 billion purchase of HR software maker Kenexa — IBM is introducing new hardware Tuesday. The New York company is rolling out a new line of mainframe computers as mainframes enjoy brisk sales ...

How Facebook's Stealthy New Headquarters Blends In (FB) - Real Estate News
San Francisco Luxury News
What's new in real estate? Here is an interesting item we saw. You can check out an excerpt of it below. Now we've got an even better idea of what Facebook's new 2800-person campus will look like. On Monday, Facebook real-estate director John Tenanes ...

Grooveshark Android App Returns to Google Play
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The Grooveshark music app has returned to Google Play more than a year after it was removed. The music-streaming service allows users to search, play, and discover songs from the desktop or mobile apps. But Grooveshark has run into ...

GM Wants to Double Cadillac 2010 US Sales in Two Years
Businessweek
By Tim Higgins on August 28, 2012 General Motors Co. (GM), the largest US automaker, aims to double the 2010 sales of its Cadillac luxury brand within two years, Don Butler, the brand's vice president for marketing, said today.

How to Handle a Stuck Gas Pedal
Cars.com News (blog)
Have you seen the harrowing footage of the Kia Sorento that malfunctioned and sped up to 115 mph on a Missouri highway last weekend? The driver, Lauri Ulvestad, managed to dial 911 with one hand and drive her-out-of-control car with other, ...

'Monster larvae' mystery dating 200 years solved
Examiner.com
Related topics Strange News Monster larvae mystery solved? According to scientists, the 200-year-old case has been pieced together using genetic testing recently. After centuries of seeing the babies, experts have not been able to discover an ...

Examiner.com

Support for Tesla stretches to a US museum and two movies
ZDNet
Summary: Nikola Tesla has been neglected as an inventor, but The Oatmeal has helped raise more than $1 million to set up a Tesla museum in New York, and there are plans for two movies about his life. By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | August 29, ...

ZDNet

Canon Adds Two New Cameras to EOS Line
TV Technology
LAKE SUCCESS, NY—Canon is launching two new cameras to its EOS product line. The EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera targets high-end film production while the C100 Digital Video Camera was designed for “beginning filmmakers working on a budget,” ...

TV Technology

Twitter stops displaying names of third-party tweet services
Los Angeles Times
Twitter has stopped displaying the names of third-party services used to send tweets. This means you will no longer see that tweets on Twitter's website and mobile app have been sent from services such as Tweet-bot, Seesmic, HootSuite and others.

Space elevator project shoots for the moon
Tehran Times
A space elevator capable of shuttling robots or humans from the Earth to space remains decades away. But a company headed by a former NASA researcher says it can build a space elevator on the moon using today's technology. The LiftPort Group wants to ...

LG Unveils 4.7-Inch Optimus L9 With Translator App
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius LG today unveiled the LG Optimus L9, a 4.7-inch smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The L9 packs a 1-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an IPS display, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a VGA camera ...

Nothing in Blackberry 7 will be in Blackberry 10, according to RIM's CEO
Ubergizmo
By Tyler Lee on 08/29/2012 03:41 PDT RIM's upcoming Blackberry 10 is expected to usher in a new era for the company, and hopefully produce devices and a platform that will prove to be competitive against Apple's iOS and Google's Android.

Ubergizmo

India approves $4.1 bln green vehicle push over 8 years
Reuters
* Sets ambitious target of 6 million vehicles by 2020 * Govt to spend 130-140 bln rupees on plan * Technology seen as prohibitively expensive in India (adds quotes, details) NEW DELHI, Aug 29 (Reuters) - India's government has approved a 230 billion ...

Florence Detlor: Oldest user on Facebook is 101 years old
Alaska Dispatch
The social media giant's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, posted a photo on the site Tuesday of herself with Detlor and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The caption read: “Honored to meet Florence Detlor, who at 101 years old is the oldest ...

The Kindle Wants To Be Free
Slate Magazine
Next week or next year, Amazon will start giving away its e-reader. Here's why. By Farhad Manjoo|Posted Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at 5:47 PM ET Amazon founder Jeff Bezos holds the Kindle Fire on Sep. 28, 2011 in New York City My record on predictions ...


Where Does Consumer Tech Go to Die?
By Brandon Smith
Samsara, a new documentary directed by American filmmaker Ron Fricke is “a non-verbal guided meditation on the cycle of birth, death and rebirth.” The film explores many layers and components of the cycle of life, one of which investigates ...
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