28 August 2012

Wall Street Journal Café to Pop Up in London's Tech City

Wall Street Journal Café to Pop Up in London's Tech City
Wall Street Journal (blog)
At the same time, The Wall Street Journal is hosting a number of free events in the heart of London'sTech City (or Silicon Roundabout, if you prefer). This is your chance to talk to the Journal, and for us to bring together some of the key figures in ...

Facebook threatened by German consumer group over App Center privacy info
Summary: The group says it will take the social network to court if it does not, by 4 September, make users explicitly consent to signing away their data before they download Facebook apps. By David Meyer | August 28, 2012 -- 11:22 GMT (04:22 PDT) ...

The Man Behind Berlin's 'Tech City' Initiative
Wall Street Journal (blog)
London's Tech City has an annual budget of £1.7 million ($2.7 million), while cash-strapped Berlin has announced only €500,000 ($625,000) for marketing efforts. Nicolas Zimmer, the Berlin state government's secretary for economics, technology and ...

IBM Launches New zEnterprise EC12 Secure Cloud-focused Mainframe System
IBM announced a new version of its zEnterprise mainframe system with enhanced security for cloud computing and enterprise data handling. IBM has announced a new mainframe system, the zEnterprise EC12 mainframe server. Big Blue calls its new mainframe ...

Apple lists 8 Samsung devices it wants banned from US market, including Galaxy ...
Washington Post
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. on Monday gave a federal judge a list of eight Samsung Electronics Co. products it wants pulled from shelves and banned from the US market, including popular Galaxy model smartphones. US District Judge Lucy Koh asked for the ...

will.i.am, NASA team up for first song from Mars
Christian Science Monitor
Bruno Mars move over. will.i.am has got a new single coming direct from Mars, the first-ever song to debut on another planet. The Mars Curiosity mission has something for everyone: Cool pix, lasers blasting rocks, and now the music of the spheres.

Christian Science Monitor

iOS and Android make for fastest tech adoption ever | TUAW - The ...
By Mike Schramm
Mobile marketing and analytics firm Flurry has another great research post up, this time about the speed of adoption for both iOS and Android. This.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

IP theft in high tech--A way of life? | TechRepublic
By Mary Shacklett
In a commodity market where consumers feel they might benefit if your company takes from another that would otherwise have a monopoly on the technology and the price—this is unlikely. The bottom line is that the marketplace seems to favor ...
on TechRepublic

Chips are forecasting for pain for tech sector — Tech News and ...
By Om Malik
Semiconductors, the building block of most of our technology products are the canary in the coal mine: if they are doing well, the future looks bright for tech sector. And when they are not, well future's not so bright. Analysts are worried about ...

IBM Mainframe Evolves to Serve the Digital World
New York Times
When all the mainframe-related software, services and storage are included, mainframetechnology delivers about 25 percent of I.B.M.'s revenue and more than 40 percent of its profits, estimates A. M. Sacconaghi, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein. The ...

New York Times

Monsanto Inks Gene Silencing Technology Deal With Alnylam
Wall Street Journal
Monsanto's work in the area began earlier this year with a technology that uses molecules found in nature that the company will develop for use in topically applied crop protection and other products. The company has said it sees a wide range of ...

What tech verdict may mean to you
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh asked for the list after a jury in San Jose last week slammed Samsung with a $1.05 billion verdict, finding that the South Koreantechnology giant had “willfully” copied Apple's iPhone and iPad in creating and marketing the ...


ICC harnesses iPad technology to scrutinize bowlers
New York Daily News
"The ICC has entered the second phase of an agreement with a consortium of high-profile Australian cricket, sports science and sports engineering institutions to develop a wearable technology to assess the legality of bowling actions in match and ...

No, SF tech jobs didnt triple this year
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Back in April, staff reporter Casey Newton cited an analysis by Jones Lang LaSalle that found techjobs would reach 44,305 by the end of the year, up from 36,921 last year — an impressive 20 percent jump, but nowhere close to triple. That report was ...

Caught in Time: The Oldest Bugs Ever Preserved in Amber
Discover Magazine (blog)
An insect trapped in amber, perfectly preserved for millions of years: the image is familiar to fans of Jurassic Park, but in fact, few insects got stuck in sticky tree resin until about 130 million years ago—long after the Jurassic period ended.

Discover Magazine (blog)

Google's Nexus 7 tablet pops up in rare home page ad
In a first, Google is actually touting a product on its home page, which is typically free of advertisements. by Roger Cheng Google really wants people to take a look at its Nexus 7 tablet. The $199 tablet started popping up on Google's home page today ...

Cisco, VMware doing just fine, thank you
Network World
By Jim Duffy, Network World Just when everyone was preparing for a crack, Cisco and VMware say they have expanded their strategic relationship to offer integrated products for cloud infrastructures. At this week's VMworld conference in San Francisco, ...

Friday's Blue Moon and lunar size-shifting explained
(Phys.org)—A lunar event that occurs once in a blue moon will happen this Friday night, August 31. Look at the night sky and you will see a full moon, the second this month ( the first was August 2). Two full moons in the same month occur just once ...

200-year-old 'monster larva' mystery solved
Fox News
For nearly two centuries, scientists have pulled so-called "monster larva" from the guts of fish and wondered what these thick-bodied creatures looked like as grown-ups. Now one biologist believes he has finally matched the larva with its adult ...

LG shows off movie-friendly, graphics-intensive IPS monitors
CNET (blog)
The 29-inch EA93 comes with a cinematic flair and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 27-inch EA83 has in mind filmmakers, photographers, and designers. by Don Reisinger The first, dubbed the EA93, is a 29-inch option boasting 2560x1,080 resolution.

How much life is on Earth?
TG Daily
The total mass of all life on Earth is about one third less than thought, a new analysis has indicated. According to previous estimates about one thousand billion tons of carbon are stored in living organisms, of which 30 percent are single-cell ...

TG Daily

Nintendo brings Wii U to Pax Prime, outlines title lineup
Gaming Examiner
Nintendo has officially outlined the company's lineup of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS titles for this year's event. Nintendo will be hosting a few events for attendees, allowing them to play some highly anticipated titles. Nintendo also outlined the games ...

galaxy note 2
Apple won the patent case against Samsung late Friday, but the battle between the two biggest smartphone makers is not over yet. The jury in San Jose, Cali. found Samsung products infringed on Apple's patents, such as rounded edges and pinch-to-zoom.

Android Smartphones to Power NASA Satellites
NASA plans to use Nexus Android smartphones as the on-board computers on tiny, low-cost satellites. By J. Nicholas Hoover InformationWeek In October, NASA plans to send a two-pound, ten-ounce cube-shaped satellite the size of a coffee cup into space ...

Bill Nye slams creationism
CNN (blog)
By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor (CNN)–Famed TV scientist Bill Nye is slamming creationism in a new online video for Big Think titled "Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children." "Denial of evolution is unique to the United States," Nye ...

AMD launches four TFLOPS Firepro S9000 accelerator
By Lawrence Latif CHIP DESIGNER AMD has released Firepro S9000 and S7000 GPGPU boards citing single precision floating point performance of four TFLOPS. AMD's Firepro range of graphics cards are typically found in workstations, but in recent years the ...

Report: Apple Retail Stores Now Focused on Revenue, Receive Budget Cuts
Odd things have been happening at Apple retail stores over the last few weeks. Earlier this month, reports started surfacing that a number of retail workers at Apple store locations had been laid off. Apple responded to those reports by saying that it ...


For Facebook, Frank Gehry Designs A Paradise For 2800 Engineers
Facebook's new west campus will feature sprawling gardens, and probably more than a few ping-pong tables. It's impossible to think of renowned architect Frank Gehry without envisioning the undulating metal shells of the Guggenheim Bilbao, and buildings ...


'Mind hackers' could get secrets from your brainwaves
Summary: Security researchers have used cheap Emotiv headsets to capture people's subconscious responses to stimuli and use them to uncover data directly from their subjects' brains. It's a theoretical risk to privacy and security that could become ...


Samsung Galaxy S III comes in 4 new colors
Mobile Burn
Samsung today announced that it will sell its popular Galaxy S III phone in four new colors. Following its "Designed for humans, inspired by nature" theme for marketing the Galaxy S III, Samsung has chosen four colors based on Earth materials: Amber ...

Ants Have Used Internet Algorithms for Ages, Don't Act Pretentious About It
Scientists have discovered that certain harvester ants work the same way Internet protocols do. Discworld's Hex, anyone? By Cassandra Khaw, PCWorld [Credit: Stanford Engineering News]We all know that ants are amazing biological creations, ...

Big Data analytics to be worth $680 mn in India by 2015: report
New Delhi: IT solutions provider EMC said the big-data analytics market in India, which it expects to more than double to around $680 million by 2015 from $320 million last year, presents a huge opportunity for the company. Big Data analytics is the ...


5 crazy inventions from the mind of Nikola Tesla
The Week Magazine
Earthquake machines! Death rays! Those far-fetched gadgets are part of a plan to build a museum dedicated to one of history's most famous mad scientists Early 20th century inventor Nikola Tesla was ahead of his time with concepts that ranged from ...

The Week Magazine

Google clarifies financial ties to commenters on Oracle lawsuit
Google has released the names of people and organizations who commented publicly on its patent battle with the computer technology company Oracle and at one time or another had financial ties to the internet search giant. In response to a judge's order ...


T-Mobile USA Focused on 'Selling Against the iPhone' Starting September 21
Mac Rumors
TmoNews reports (via Engadget) that it has received a pair of photos from T-Mobile USA's internal news system announcing that the carrier will be rolling out new training programs focused on "selling against the iPhone". The new training modules are ...

Mac Rumors

Time Warner plans NYC fiber network expansion
Wall Street Journal
AP NEW YORK — Time Warner Cable Inc. plans to invest $25 million to expand it fiber-optic network in parts of Brooklyn and New York's financial and Flatiron districts. The Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/MXaE6n ) reports that the announcement ...

LG announces the Optimus G
by Aloysius Low | 28 August 2012 5:40pm SGT Leaked earlier, LG's Optimus G is now official. The handset features a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor, and will use components from various sister companies. The Optimus G will have LTE support ...


STMicroelectronics and FAW Group Establish Joint Laboratory to Drive ...
Beijing, China, August 28, 2012 - STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a leading supplier of automotive electronics, together with China FAW Group ...

Apple TV Release Date Update: Execs Say 'Not Any Time Soon'
Books & Review
Rumors of Apple's intentions to enter the TV game have circulated for years now. However, news today suggests that the company is halting all current development on its Apple TV project. The Apple TV concept is being retired because company executives ...

Books & Review

Sprint BYOD Management Solution Offers Turnkey Perks to Businesses
Sprint's new BYOD management solution rounds out its professional services suite and includes features like helping companies define their BYOD policies. Sprint has teamed with Vision Wireless to offer business customers a bring-your-own-device, ...

VMware Joins OpenStack, Embraces Its 'Ugly Sister'
By Klint Finley The OpenStack governance foundation has released its agenda for tomorrow's board meeting, and it included a surprise: The board will be voting on whether or not to approve VMware's application for “gold membership” in the foundation.

US appeal court upholds CloudTV decision
Broadband TV News
ActiveVideo Networks said today that it is poised to accelerate deployments of CloudTV, a virtual set-top box platform for TV navigation, guides and other content, following Friday's appellate court decision to uphold an award of $260 million or more ...

Bad Piggies Debut On Facebook And Twitter
Business Insider
Modojo is a mobile games industry website, which primarily covers the iPhone and iPad. Chris Buffa is the editor-in-chief. For the past couple of months, there's been a rumor that Rovio Entertainment is working on an Angry Birds sequel/spin-off ...

Joe public gets cloud while techs miss the point
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: You don't have to understand the inner workings of the cloud to realize the business benefits - get too close to the technology and you'll miss the bigger picture.. By Phil Wainewright for Software as Services | August 28, 2012 -- 13:27 GMT ...

Paper-Thin, Distortion-Free Lenses Could Make Pint-Sized Pro Cameras Possible
Using an ultrathin wafer of silicon and gold to focus lightwaves, researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have created a revolutionary new kind of camera lens that completely eliminates the image distortion created by ...

Rooters Beware: RAZR/MAXX And DROID4 Android ICS Update Includes Root Checker.
by Mike Norris at 6:21 pm August 27, 2012 Rooting your Android device is perhaps one of the greatest things you can do to your Android device. It unshackles it from carrier/manufacturer restrictions by allowing it to run faster, more efficiently and ...

Shopkick, SoundCloud, And Lookout Named Technology Pioneers By The World ...
Every year the World Economic Forum picks a number of up-and-coming technology startups from around the world and dubs them Technology Pioneers. Past members of this club include Google, Mozilla, Mint, Etsy, Twitter, Amiando, Playfish, Obopay, ...

Lexmark to cut 1,700 jobs, stop making inkjets - National Business - MiamiHerald.com: "Lexmark is cutting 1,700 jobs, or almost 13 percent of its workforce, and says it will stop making inkjet printers as part of a drive to cut costs as it deals with shrinking sales of inkjets"

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