28 September 2012

Tim Cook Apologizes for Apple's Maps

Tim Cook Apologizes for Apple's Maps
New York Times (blog)
In a letter posted on Apple's Web site, Mr. Cook said he was “extremely sorry” for the anguish caused when the company replaced Google's maps with its own, acknowledging that the company's new Maps app did not live up to its standards. He said that 100 ...

New York Times (blog)

Apple apologizes for its mapping service on iOS 6
"While we're improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app," Cook ...

Taking Google's Field Trip app for a spin: Watch out for the potholes
More by Jared Newman. With a new Android app called Field Trip, Google wants to be your tour guide for all things local. ... It's a vintage Google product--that is, it's pretty rough around the edges, but has lots of potential for greatness. On startup ...

Needed for Google's Next Nexus 7 Tablet: More Storage
Now that Amazon and Barnes & Noble have announced their latest cheap tablets, it's become clear that Google's own offering, the Nexus 7, has a storage problem. The $200 Nexus 7, which launched in July, comes with just 8 GB of storage. A 16 GB version ...


Apple CEO Tim Cook Apologizes to Customers Over iOS 6 Maps
All Things Digital
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday apologized for customer upset over its mapping changes and said it is working hard to improve the Apple-created service that replaced Google Maps in iOS 6. In the meantime, Cook pointed customers to rival Web-based ...

Google Obeys Brazil Court, Blocks YouTube Video Criticizing Politicians
Huffington Post
An arrest warrant was issued for Coelho earlier this week by a court in Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state after Google failed to obey an order demanding removal of the video attacking a mayoral candidate. Judges in Brazil have held executives ...

EU moves to charge Microsoft #thecircuit
Washington Post (blog)
The report said the regulator warned that, without a settlement, Google will face a long legal battle in Europe. Microsoft general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith was at the Brookings Institution Thursday to talk about a different issue ...

Google AdSense Bots Gone Wild: Author In Violation For Torrenting His Own Book!
Based on response to the linked story on TechDirt, Google has resolved the case, but not before revealing a blind spot in its automation. Here's the setup of the story from the link on TechDirt: “A few years ago, Jackson, while deployed in Iraq, wrote ...


Apple's iPhone 5 has louder, harsher vibration effect than 4S
CNET (blog)
So, why might Apple have gone back to a previous design? An iFixit screenshot seems to indicate that the older vibration component is much smaller than the latest version. Considering Apple'siPhone 5 is notable thinner than the iPhone 4S, the company ...

Tim Cook Apologizes For Apple Maps, Points To Competitive ...
By Jordan Crook
Obviously, this is directed toward the recent discovery that Apple and Google may have parted ways over the fact that Google was unwilling to let iOS users enjoy turn-by-turn navigation. To partially make up for it, Cook offers suggestions for ...

Voice-Guided Directions Dispute Torpedoed Google Maps for iOS 6
By Sam Laird
People who use Google Maps on Android mobile devices have long since been able to get voice-guided driving directions. But iPhone users of Google Maps have never had that. As the rivalry between Apple and Google/Android has ramped ...

Imagery Update - Google Lat Long Blog
By Lat Long Blog
Our quest to create the most comprehensive and accurate map of the world is ongoing, but we're happy to take a pause and share some impressive progress that our Google Maps and Earth imagery teams have recently made. We've ...
Google Lat Long

Google gives users an easy out, adds YouTube to Takeout data ...
By Mark Hearn
Google recently added YouTube to its Takeout data migration service, which now gives users the ability to pull all of their uploaded videos from the company's servers in a single stroke. This groovy tool should definitely come in handy when ...

Amazon rejects Apple's false advertising claim in App Store suit ...
By Mike Schramm
Amazon.com has filed a statement in Apple's ongoing claim against the online retail giant, saying that the generic use of the term \"app store\" is not.
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Bad Piggies - Android Apps on Google Play
Get ready to see pigs fly! From the creators of Angry Birds: an all new game from the PIGS ...

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RIM Beats Earnings With Narrower Loss
RIM surprised analysts and investors by reporting a smaller loss than expected for its second fiscal quarter. What saved it? Emerging markets. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Research In Motion delivered some relatively good news about its financials ...

Apple CEO 'Extremely Sorry' for IPhone Maps Frustration
By Adam Satariano on September 28, 2012 Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook apologized for the iPhone mapping software released last week that has been widely criticized for flaws such as steering people in the wrong direction.

Facebook Gifts: Send presents to friends over your social network
Washington Post
Facebook is rolling out a feature that will let users give presents from their network profiles, marking the company's first big step into offering physical goods. The new service goes way beyond the network's old gift feature, which let you send ...

Rocky evidence conjures images of water flowing freely on Mars
Los Angeles Times
A rocky outcrop on Mars has sent a shot of excitement through the scientific community with the evidence it provides of an ancient riverbed -- Martian "water transport" -- according to NASA. NASA's Curiosity rover has sent back pictures of a section of ...

404 error pages being used to find missing children
Los Angeles Times
"Page not found, and neither is this person." That is the message the people behind NotFound.org want you to see whenever you type in a URL for a Web page that has been deleted from the Internet or was never there in the first place.

Sharp says iPhone 5 displays being made for Apple in 'adequate volumes'
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver An executive with LCD maker Sharp has indicated that his company is not having problems supplying displays to Apple for the iPhone 5. The unnamed Sharp official made the comments at a press briefing in Osaka, Japan, and spoke on condition ...

Apple Insider

Nokia cuts smartphone prices before new models arrive
| HELSINKI (Reuters) - Struggling phone maker Nokia has knocked 10-15 percent off the prices of two of its top of the range smartphones, hoping to boost sales before newer models arrive in markets in November. Nokia has cut the price of the Lumia 800 ...

T-Mobile Sells Rights to Towers for $2.4 Billion
New York Times
By EVELYN M. RUSLI Crown Castle, a major wireless tower operator, has agreed to pay T-Mobile $2.4 billion in cash for rights to 7200 cell phone towers. Under the transaction, Crown Castle will lease the towers for 28 years, after which time it will ...

Half of Windows 8 users still prefer 7
TG Daily
Even the most ardent, up-to-date Windows aficionados are having a tough time with the newest version of Windows. Microsoft's latest operating system is proving to be a problem for more than half of the people who have already made the transition, ...

TG Daily

Canada won't say if China involved in hacking incident
| OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada said it was aware hackers had breached security at a domestic manufacturer of software used by big energy companies, but declined to comment on a report that a Chinese group could be responsible. Calgary-based Telvent, which ...

Apple's iPhone 5 draws crowds as it launches in 22 more countries
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff The iPhone 5 went on sale in 22 more countries on Friday, making it now available in a total of 31 nations around the world, in Apple's most aggressive launch schedule ever. The list of countries where the iPhone 5 launched on ...

Fast and furious: Life with LTE on an iPhone 5
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Comments(1) | E-mail | Print One of the main reasons I wanted a new smartphone was to step up to LTE, the faster data connection offered by AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. I've been testing LTE on various review units since Verizon first launched the service ...

Facebook, Twitter Growth in China Has Lots of Caveats
By Bruce Einhorn on September 28, 2012 A new report shows just how porous China's infamous Great Firewall might be for local Internet users determined to access banned websites. The country's censors have deemed Facebook (FB) and Twitter unfit for ...

Harvest full moon rises this weekend
CBS News
The full moon that rises this weekend is a special one, carrying the title of "Harvest Moon" for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere. The moon officially turns full when it reaches that spot in the sky exactly opposite the sun, ...

Police feared more killings
Sydney Morning Herald
At first it was just a missing person's case. A person who had a little too much to drink had not made it home - an event that happens every night across Australia By Saturday afternoon Homicide Crew Four, the suspicious missing persons unit under ...

How To Find Porn On The Internet
Huffington Post
Now Lawley is taking the next step, introducing a dedicated search engine--Search.xxx--that he says will function like Google.com (GOOG) and other familiar search engines, except that it will bring users exclusively to the 23 million pages of porn ...

Madefire's Digital Comics Come to the iPhone
By Harry McCracken | @harrymccracken | September 28, 2012 | + Among many other things, the iPad is one of the best ways ever devised to read comics. And one of the more interesting ways to read them on an iPad is with Madefire, an app which lets you...


First of all | What's missing from my block's Street View pic? Me
Kansas City Star
I'm not sure if any reporter in Kansas City is permitted to write or say “Google” without that F-word behind it (yes, I mean Google Fiber), but indulge me while I address another Google product. I'm talking Street View, the Google Maps feature that ...

Kansas City Star

Smart Forstars concept EV brings drive-in theater to a wall near you (video)
By Steve Dent posted Sep 28th 2012 8:46AM Auto show concept cars are all whizzy styling and impractical interiors, and Smart's latest offering, the Forstars EV at the Paris Auto Show, has all that in spades. But the stubby car has another show-stopping ...

One Last Endeavour
Armed with Science
An F-35 Lightning II flies over Space Shuttle Endeavour Sept. 20, 2012. The space shuttle landed at Edwards after completing the fourth leg of its ferry flight to the California Science Center in Los Angeles. (Courtesy photo by Matthew Short/Lockheed ...

Borderlands 2 Review
COS The Campus
Lock and load! The Vault Hunters are back and this time they're delivering one of the best cooperative experiences, with hours upon hours of life wasting gameplay and an impressive amount of loot. From a game play standpoint Borderlands 2 plays almost ...

COS The Campus

Trend of decreasing traffic deaths might be coming to an end
(Phys.org)—Traffic deaths have fallen dramatically since 2005, but estimates for 2012 suggest that the trend may be ending, says a University of Michigan researcher in a new report. According to Michael Sivak, research professor at the UM ...

UFO or Lens Flare in Google Street View? You Decide
ABC News (blog)
Google Maps helps many people do various things, but tracking UFOs might be a new one. Andrea Dove contacted ABC News affiliate KLTV in East Texas with an interesting tip. Dove was using Google Maps to get directions to visit her aunt in Jacksonville, ...

ABC News (blog)

Will Paris End the Party for Luxury Car Makers?
Wall Street Journal
By VANESSA FUHRMANS And CHRISTOPH RAUWALD BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes unveiled new models at the Paris Auto Show into the increasingly competitive luxury car segment despite signs that demand might be leveling off. WSJ's Vanessa Fuhrmans reports.

Spectrum de-crunch: FCC to consider WCS proposal from AT&T and Sirius
By Neal Gompa on September 28, 2012 at 9:27 am The FCC has announced that it will consider approving an order that amends the rules for the Wireless Communications Service (WCS) band to make it useful for terrestrial wireless communications systems.


iPad Mini release date, price: (AAPL) Apple iPad Mini could have to compete ...
The iPad Mini looks very similar to the current 9.7 inch (AAPL) Apple iPad, but appears to be about two-to-three inches smaller in diameter. Forget the iPhone 5. Even though 10 million people will buy one in the next few weeks, that's not exactly at ...


Dish Said to Be in Talks With Viacom About Internet TV
Dish Network Corp. (DISH) is talking to networks such as Viacom (VIAB) Inc.'s MTV about offering their channels over the Internet, a service that could shift the economics of the pay-TV industry, five people familiar with the plan said.

Perimeter E-Security Launches Cloud-Based MDM Solution
Perimeter E-Security, a managed security service provider (MSSP) and MSPmentor 100 company, recently announced a new cloud MDM solution to protect company data on both employee-owned and company-issued mobile devices. The solution features a bring your ...

Silencing of nature will hamper the mind
Sydney Morning Herald
No chittering, no fluting, no chissicking. The bleak silence of a spring without its birds is the central image of Rachel Carson's most famous work, Silent Spring. Since its publication 50 years ago, humanity has continued silencing the languages of ...

Is spy software installed on your computer?
by Doug Delony / KHOU 11 News HOUSTON – If you bought a pre-owned computer or rent one from a store, you never know what kind of hidden software might be spying on you. The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on programs that allow spies, ...

Motor Mouth: Stunning F-Type will save Jaguar
National Post
PARIS — Behold the star of the recent Paris Motor Show, the sexiest V6-powered roadster on the planet and the car that will save Jaguar. Not that the iconic British brand should need saving — its current model lineup is plenty strong — but since Ford's ...

National Post

Mozilla Releases Persona To The Public
By Zach Walton · 32 mins ago · Leave a Comment Do you remember Mozilla's ambitious plan to replace passwords? It's called Persona, and it promised to be a single sign-in solution across the entire Internet. It's been in the works for a while now, ...

Official iPhone 5 user guide references Apple-made dock
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff Though Apple has not released a first-party dock for the iPhone 5 and its new Lightning connector, the official iPhone 5 user guide refers to an official "iPhone Dock" accessory sold separately. References to the dock, ...

Apple Insider

Nokia Lumia 920 pricing revealed: £125 cheaper than iPhone 5
Summary: Pricing for the upcoming Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 handsets is beginning to trickle out from European markets, indicating that the range-topping device could come in more than £100 cheaper than the equivalent Apple device.


Texas Instruments Exits The Mobile Market: What It Means For Competitors
Seeking Alpha
On Tuesday, Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) announced that it would "reduce R&D expenditures" on the OMAP SoC used in many smartphones and tablets, including the latest Amazon Kindle. Decoded, Texas Instruments just told the industry it was exiting the ...

Arrest of Google Brazil head stirs debate over Web
The Associated Press
By BRADLEY BROOKS, AP – 2 minutes ago RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The arrest of a top Google executive is reviving a debate about Brazilian laws that hold services such as YouTube responsible for the videos posted on them, making the country a hotbed of...

The Associated Press

Samsung teases Galaxy Note 2 launch party on Oct 24
We already know that five carriers will get the 5.5-inch phone/tablet hybrid, but Samsung looks lik it will hold a grand opening anyway. by Jessica Dolcourt Time to take "the next big thing" literally. Just one look at the stylus in Samsung's Save the ...

Halo will be pivotal for Xbox beyond the 360, says exec
TechRadar UK
By Patrick Goss September 28th 2012 The franchise development director of Halo believes that the iconic game series can continue to be defining game for Xbox beyond the current console. The Halo series is intrinsically linked with the rise and rise of ...

Discovered a new comet approaching the Sun
Agenzia Giornalistica Italia
(AGI) Washington - Russian scientists have discovered a new comet. News of the discovery was given at the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center in Cambridge. The comet might be one of the sky's brightest objects over the next year, ...

Sleek new PlayStation 3 model makes US debut
By Glenn Chapman (AFP) – 53 minutes ago SAN FRANCISCO — Sleek new PlayStation 3 consoles took their places in US homes as Sony tapped into its video game prowess to put itself at the heart of Internet Age entertainment. The PS3 model that made its US ...


NFL Network and Time Warner Cable Reach Multiyear Agreement
TV Guide
by Sadie Gennis The NFL Network has reached multiyear agreements with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to start carrying NFL Network and NFL RedZone, the NFL announced. "We are excited to work with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks ...

The 10 Best-Selling Hybrid Cars
24/7 Wall St.
This week, electric car maker Tesla Motors cut its revenue forecast and announced it would be selling 5 million shares of stock to raise capital. Some are beginning to question the long-term viability of the automaker and its line of hybrid cars.

Americans Prefer TVs To PCs For Viewing Online Video
More Americans prefer to view online video content on their televisions than on their computers, according to the recently released “Digital Video Outlook” report from market research firm NPD Group. According to the report, the number of Americans ...


Thanks To 'Scuffgate' I'll Never Purchase A Black iPhone 5 Again
When I received my black iPhone 5 last week, I was shocked by its beauty. Apple did a great job on the design, and in my opinion, the “Black & Slate” version looks the best. I was so excited to have my hands on it after a week of anticipation, ...

IBM's MSP Strategy Takes Cloud Ecosystem to Mid-Market
CIO Today
By Jennifer LeClaire Beyond empowering Managed Service Providers to build solutions and services on technologies like SmartCloud, PureSystems, and analytics, IBM will also provide MSPs access to IBM experts with deep technical skills at four new global...

CIO Today

Intel touts Windows 8 tablets made with its chips
Bizjournals.com (blog)
Intel on Thursday touted tablets made by its hardware partners that use its new Atom 2760 chip. Intel on Thursday used a media event in San Francisco to show off the new Windows 8 tablets that its chips are being used in.

Video: Rare Albino Whale Thrills Australians
by Michael dEstries September 27, 2012 Australians are heralding the return of a rare albino whale off the eastern coast of the country – the only all-white humpback adult ever documented. Nicknamed “Migaloo,” he is the only white whale that has ...

27 September 2012

New Zealand PM apologizes to Kim DotCom, case unraveling

New Zealand PM apologizes to Kim DotCom, case unraveling
New Zealand's Prime Minister issued an apology to MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom after it was determined his government illegally spied on DotCom. by Greg Sandoval New Zealand illegally spied on MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom prior to his January arrest ...

EU set to charge Microsoft over ruling breach
By Karolina Slowikowska and Foo Yun Chee | WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will be charged for failing to comply with a 2009 ruling ordering it to offer a choice of web browsers, the European Union's antitrust chief said on Thursday, ...

Bank of America tests technology to pay with phones
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is testing a technology that allows a customer to pay at a store register by simply scanning an image with a smartphone, such as Apple Inc's iPhone or Google Inc's Android devices. The pilot ...

BlueStacks and AMD Bring 500000 Android Apps to Windows 8
By Alexandra ChangEmail Author Don't worry, Windows 8 users. You won't have to look at all those Apple users and suffer from too much app envy. BlueStacks and AMD have you covered. The two companies have teamed up to bring 500000 mobile Android apps to ...


Foxconn posts guards around workers in Taiyuan plant, report says
The company's security teams are reportedly wearing riot helmets and holding plastic shields as they march around the facility. by Don Reisinger Foxconn's 79000 workers at the Taiyuan production facility are under the supervision of heavily protected ...

UPDATE 1-Nokia prices new flagship Lumia above Samsung Galaxy S3
By Tarmo Virki HELSINKI, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Nokia has priced its new Lumia 920 handset up to 25 percent higher than rival Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S3, risking a consumer backlash and endangering the troubled Finnish cellphone maker's efforts to ...

Perimeter E-Security To Offer MDM In The Cloud
Security cloud services vendor Perimeter E-Security Wednesday announced a new cloud-based mobile device management (MDM) service offering. The new service will be based on technology from MDM company AirWatch. The offering includes a "BYOD kit" to ease ...

iOS 6 users continue to grapple with Wi-Fi problems
More users of Apple's new OS are chiming in with Wi-Fi troubles on their iPhones and iPads. by Lance Whitney Wi-Fi access is still out of commission for many iOS 6 users. A number of Apple iOS 6 users say they still can't connect to Wi-Fi networks, ...

IPhone 5 journal: Torture testing the battery
By Rob Pegoraro @CNNMoneyTech September 26, 2012: 11:44 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Reviewer Rob Pegoraro is putting the new iPhone 5 through its paces and keeping a running journal of his impressions. Have any questions about the phone?

Bringing Pieces of Mars to Earth: How NASA Will Do It
by Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer Over the next few months, NASA will map out a strategy for returning bits of Martian rock and soil to Earth, so scientists can study them for signs of past Red Planet life. That ambitious goal should drive the ...

Valve to test Linux Steam next week
By Tamoor Hussain for CVG UK Valve will begin putting the Linux version of its Steam client through its paces next week. Unfortunately, the beta will only be available internally, but it has promised an external beta test next month.

China Ship Sails to Atlantic and Back, Via Arctic
ABC News
A Chinese icebreaker docked Thursday at Shanghai after becoming the first vessel from China to cross the Arctic Ocean, a landmark trip that is part of Beijing's efforts to expand its presence in the Arctic. With melting icecaps accelerating the opening ...

ABC News

RIM Shot. Blackberry Doesn't Do It Again.
Research In Motion's new Blackberry 10 operating system was due out around now. And, yes, we do know Apple launched their iPhone 5 and sold 5000000 in the first weekend. So perhaps it was serendipitous that the company ended up delaying the planned ...

Sony's 'Day 1 Digital' Downloads: How Much Longer Until Retail's Demise?
By Matt Peckham | @mattpeckham | September 27, 2012 | + Sony's PlayStation Network-related announcement on Tuesday about “Day 1″ digital game downloads was both unexpected and inevitable. Inevitable because digital storefronts are flourishing and...


Rovio's Bad Piggies Goes Live In The App Store: Build Bridges, Don't Burn Them
Angry Birds is now a household name. Even Rovio (the company responsible for the ultra-successful bird-flinging app) is a logo as familiar as EA's. But today we'll have to add another bit of vocabulary to our lexicon. Prepare yourselves: Bad Piggies ...

Can Cloud-Based Gaming Topple Consoles?
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable are exploring Web-based gaming options that would eliminate the need for traditional gaming consoles, according to a report from Bloomberg. The providers will launch cloud-gaming trials this year ...

Bill Nye Creationism video: The Science Guy warns Creationism threatens future ...
Famed TV scientist Bill Nye is slamming creationism in a new online video for Big Think titled 'Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children.' Famed TV scientist Bill Nye is slamming creationism in a new online video for Big Think titled "Creationism Is ...


How to Measure Influence on Twitter
If high follower and fan counts are being inflated, what is the "dream metric" for social media? By Erin E. Evans If Twitter is the equivalent to social media high school, then having a high follower count might be like making it to the cool table in ...

Fisker Automotive Raises Another $100 Million for New Sedan, International Push
Amid recalls of its luxury Karma plug-in hybrid vehicles and production delays for its follow-up sedan, Fisker Automotive has raised another $100 million in private equity -- bringing its total so far to nearly $1.2 billion. That makes the Anaheim, ...

Samsung launches Galaxy Note II in Indian market
New York Daily News
Hyderabad, Sep 27 — Samsung Electronics Thursday announced the launch of its Galaxy Note II in the Indian market. Priced at Rs.39990, the Galaxy Note II will be available in the Samsung stores in a week's time. Announcing the launch of the Galaxy Note ...

PSY Teaches Google Chairman Eric Schmidt The "Gangnam Style" Dance
He's been around the world and there seems to be no stopping him. Yesterday it was reported that PSY's single "Gangnam Style" is now #2 on Billboard's "Hot One Hundred." In addition to that it's also #1 on the US iTunes Singles Charts and shares the ...

EU targets 1 trillion euro GDP gain "in the cloud"
By Claire Davenport | BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU telecoms regulators spelled out on Thursday how they want to accelerate the use of "cloud" computing by public bodies and companies, in the hope of boosting the bloc's GDP by nearly 1 trillion euros through ...

iCrime: Apple Fans Are Targets of Theft in NYC
CNBC.com (blog)
Theft of Apple According to the NYPD, 11447 Apple products—including iPhones, iPods, iPads and other Apple devices—were reported stolen in NYC this year. That's 3280 more reported stolen Apple devices than last year. Apple's iPhone 5 hit shelves last ...

CNBC.com (blog)

TVs Now More Used For Streaming Video Than Computers
By Sean Patterson · 7 mins ago · Leave a Comment Market research group the NPD Group this week released a report showing that Americans now view more streaming web content through their TVs than on their computer monitors. NPD's “Digital Video Outlook” ...

Endeavour not the end of space exploration
The Morning Sun
Shuttle Endeavour gave a final thrill to perhaps millions of Californians with its “victory lap” Friday, riding a customized NASA 747 from the Bay Area to Orange County before touching down at Los Angeles International Airport. The final destination is ...

Automakers go high-tech to quiet their cabins
Springfield News-Leader
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2012 file photo, the 2013 Ford Fusion is introduced during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford hopes the redesigned 2013 Fusion will finally be its Camry killer. The Fusion has become Ford's best-selling ...

Vesta 'stretch marks' suggest it's a stunted planet
TG Daily
Enormous troughs that encircle the asteroid Vesta may be faults that formed when another asteroid smacked into its south pole, and indicate that it has the same type of interior as a planet. The origin of the troughs - one of which is bigger than the ...

TG Daily

The iPhone 5 delivers solid talk time so far
by Brian Bennett To get a better handle on the iPhone 5's battery life, we decided to subject the company's first 4G LTE smartphone to talk time tests. After all the dust settled, our tests produced respectable and surprising call time numbers Since ...

Users report some Lightning connectors get stuck in USB ports
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell A number of iPhone 5 users have found the design of Apple's new Lightning connector allows the unit to become trapped in USB ports, with some forced to take their affected device in for service just to free the plug.

Apple Insider

Milky Way's missing atoms may be in a hot cloud surrounding us
Ars Technica
by Matthew Francis - Sep 26, 2012 2:50 pm UTC Artist's impression of the newly discovered cloud of gas surrounding the Milky Way, based on X-ray observations. This cloud may be a partial solution to the "missing baryon" problem. NASA/CXC/M.Weiss;...

Ars Technica

Skydiver sets date for 'supersonic' edge-of-space PLUNGE
By Anna Leach • Get more from this author Vid Balls-of-steel skydiver Felix Baumgartner has set a date for his "supersonic" attempt to break the world's highest space jump record. The 43-year-old Austrian will fall out of a 22.7-mile-high capsule on ...

Record Arctic Snow Loss May Be Prolonging North American Drought
Wired (blog)
By Brandon KeimEmail Author Melting Arctic snow isn't as dramatic as melting sea ice, but the snow may be vanishing just as rapidly, with potentially profound consequences for weather in the United States. Across the Arctic, snow melted earlier and ...

Wired (blog)

See a crescent moon in Martian sky
NBCNews.com (blog)
By Alan Boyle A fresh picture from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the Martian moon Phobos as it's never been seen before — as a crescent shining over the Red Planet at dusk. The image was captured by the rover's Mastcam imaging system last Friday, ...

'Mysterious' US military space plane set for another secret mission
Newstrack India
Washington, Sep. 27 (ANI): A mysterious US military space plane, the X-37B, is set to blast off again next month for another secret mission, says a report. The X-37B is slated for its third launch in October, the Air Force said, but like its two ...

Toys R Us Accused of Stealing Idea for Children's Tablet
Complex.com (blog)
By Dru Ashe | Sep 26, 2012 | 5:34 pm | Permalink Toys R Us earlier this month announced a tablet called the Tabeo aimed squarely at the kids who run around its stores begging their parents to buy them everything in arm's reach.

Overwhelming Pre-Order Demand Could Be The Reason Behind Apple's Disappointing ...
Apple on Monday announced that it has sold 5 million units of iPhone 5 during the first three days of sale since the September 21st launch last week. While this figure is about 25% higher than the 4 million iPhone 4S units it had sold during the ...

Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) Releases New Version of Photoshop 11- ADBE, INTU, NUAN ...
U.S. Election News
Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) recently released Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 and Adobe Premiere Elements 11, newly designed versions of its No. 1 selling consumer photo and video-editing software. Photoshop Elements 11 presents a complete ...

It Turns Out That The Vampire Squid Eats Feces To Survive
Business Insider
That said: Big thanks to the tipster who sent us this fascinating information about the vampire squid's mysterious life in the depths of the ocean where other creatures cannot survive. According to research conducted by Henk-Jan Hoving at the Monterey ...

Spiny mice defend themselves with self-flaying skin and fast healing factors
Discover Magazine (blog)
When Marvel Comics created a short superhero who could heal horrific injuries, perhaps instead of “Wolverine”, they should have named him “African spiny mouse”. These tiny rodents can jettison strips of skin from their own hides when captured by ...

Discover Magazine (blog)

The NotFound Project Turns Websites' 404 Pages Into Milk Cartons
If you hit a 404 page on the website of one of the companies participating in the NotFound project, you'll find information on a missing child. It's a sight that everyone hates to see: the failure-trumpeting 404 error page. If millions of frustrated ...


Netflix for PS3 has iOS and Android integration
by Steve Watts, Sep 26, 2012 12:30pm PDT Like the PS3 version of YouTube, you'll be able to command your Netflix experience with your mobile phone. So long as your PS3 is connected to the same network as your iOS or Android device, you'll be able ...


Halo 4 Brings Back The Flood
G4 TV (blog)
The Flood are coming back in Halo 4. Don't rant and rage over the return of the series' least-loved enemy yet, however. It seems that the alien zombie parasite things will only appear in a single multiplayer game mode, appropriately called "Flood" (via ...

Europe ready to charge Microsoft over browser choice, eyes Google action
Summary: Europe's competition chief has said the European Commission is preparing to charge Microsoft over its failure to offer some Windows 7 users a choice of browser, and may begin formal antitrust proceedings against Google too. Jo Best. By Jo Best...


Google's Schmidt Horses Around With Psy
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt came to South Korea to meet executives at the biggest makers of Android smartphones – Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Co. – but wound up also getting a dance lesson from Psy, whose “Gangnam Style” video and ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Brazil Detains Google Chief over Anti-Islam YouTube Clip
Fox News
RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian authorities detained the country's Google chief after the company failed to remove YouTube videos that the court ruled violate Brazilian electoral law despite a judges order. The detention came as another court ordered ...

Google Autonomous Cars Get Green Light In California
At Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that allows driverless cars to operate on the state's roads. Google is perhaps the highest profile company working on cars that drive themselves ...

Voice navigation killed Apple-Google maps talks
Fox News
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Apple should have continued to use Google's mapping application in iOS 6 instead of swapping it out for its poorly received home-brewed replacement, and given the sour reception Apple's Maps app has been given, ...

Amazon rejects false advertising claim in Apple 'app store' suit
Apple's bid to register the mark in 2008 with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was opposed byMicrosoft, which has asked the USPTO to hold the proceeding until final determination of the civil dispute between Apple and Amazon.com. Comments ...

Can Apple's App Store maintain its lead over Google Play?
Google's store is just 25,000 applications away, putting it within striking distance of overtakingApple's App Store. Don Reisinger ... Considering Google Play has 675,000 apps now, it appears that the store is less than two months behind Apple's ...

Google Celebrates 14th Birthday With Cake Doodle
PC Magazine
Google is growing up. The search giant is celebrating its 14th birthday today with an animated, birthday cake doodle on its homepage. The chocolate cake, adorned with 14 candles, sits atop a platter featuring the Google colors. The candles are then ...

As The iPad Mini Looms, Google May Launch A New Tablet That Costs Just $99
Business Insider
Apple has all but confirmed it will announce the iPad Mini at a press event in October. Many think the iPad Mini will be priced around $250. Today's $199 Nexus 7 is a great tablet. If Google can find a way to offer the same experience for just $99, it ...

Business Insider

Apple seeks patent for Siri automated assistant
Apple Insider
In the application, Apple notes that complex smartphones have multiple applications each with their own user interface, which can be "burdensome to learn or overwhelming for users." "Many users may have difficulty even discovering what functionality ...

Apple Insider

Apple-Google Maps Talks Crashed Over Voice-Guided Directions ...
By John Paczkowski
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says Apple should have continued to use Google's mapping application in iOS 6 instead of swapping it out for its poorly received home-brewed replacement, and given the sour reception Apple's Maps app has ...
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Android Developers Blog: Google Play services and OAuth Identity ...
By Tim Bray
Google Play services has started to roll out and should arrive on virtually all Android 2.2+ devices with the Google Play Store in the very near future. At that point, all those devices will have new tools for working with OAuth 2.0 tokens. This is an ...
Android Developers Blog

Google's Eric Schmidt Talks Apple Partnership, Samsung And ...
By Darrell Etherington
The fact that Google is now actually less of a partner to Apple than it has been in the past, sinceGoogle Maps and YouTube no longer ship pre-installed on iOS 6 devices, could theoretically have an effect on Google's role in the ongoing ...

Will TV be Apple's undoing? - Apple 2.0 - Fortune Tech
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
The Wall St. Journal columnist who foresaw the "Microsofting of Apple" has a new theory Jenkins FORTUNE -- Holman W. Jenkins, ... "Apple's rejection of Google's superior maps is an obvious example, but it goes with the turf. Apple's spectacular success with devices naturally led to the temptation of a network-effects empire. To such empires, maps are just ... How many Apple andMicrosoft patents has Android infringed? Miguel Helft · Payment startup Square valued at $3.25 billion ...
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Apple - Press Info - iPhone 5 First Weekend Sales Top Five Million
CUPERTINO, California—September 24, 2012—Apple® today announced it has sold over five million of its new iPhone® 5, just three days after its launch on ...

Apple iPhone 5 fever rages despite grumbling over maps | Reuters
Apple is up against phones that run on Google Inc's Android software, which has become the most-used mobile operating system in the world, while Samsung ...

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Marissa Mayer's plan for Yahoo

Marissa Mayer's plan for Yahoo
Washington Post
Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer spoke Tuesday with employees to discuss her vision for the company. While Mayer had been expected to release specific details about products and strategies, reports say that she stuck to broader plans that outlined ...

Barnes & Noble launches new Nook HD
Fox News
NEW YORK – Barnes & Noble is rolling out two new versions of its Nook tablet with sleek new hardware and a sharper high-definition screen. The bookseller's move heightens the already intense tablet wars heading into the holiday season.

Google pays bug hunters for finding Windows flaw
Identification of a problem with Microsoft's OS merits an award from Google's Chrome security effort. Also, Chrome 22 improves Web-based games, and Chrome for iOS supports the iPhone 5. by Stephen Shankland You might think Microsoft would be the one ...

Nintendo: 23 games launching with Wii U console
The next chapter of the New Super Mario Bros. series as well as high-profile names such as Call of Duty will debut alongside the upcoming successor to the Nintendo Wii. The Japanese-based company revealed 23 games will be available when its Wii U ...

Vampire squid are sea's garbage disposals
Fox News
Despite their name, vampire squid are not deep-sea bloodsuckers. In fact, new research finds these mysterious creatures are garbage disposals of the ocean. Using long, skinny tendrils called filaments, vampire squid capture marine detritus hovering in ...

They said it wasn't right for biz - but Samsung unveils TLC SSD
By Chris Mellor • Get more from this author Samsung's South Korean headquarters has announced two new 840 SSDs, one of which uses three-level cell (TLC) technology , a first for the industry, and the other a more normal two bits per cell, the 840 Pro.

Apple's iPhone 5 Maps app criticisms continue -- but users don't mind too much
Computerworld (blog)
By Jonny Evans That's one way of looking at the news inside the latest user satisfaction results from research firm, On Device, which reveals that users are ever so slightly less satisfied with iOS 6 than they found them to be when using iOS 5.

Computerworld (blog)

Samsung Sees Stronger Start for Note 2, Unfazed by iPhone
By Jun Yang on September 26, 2012 Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) expects sales of its new Galaxy Note 2 smartphone to get off to a stronger start than its predecessor even after Apple Inc. (AAPL) sold a record number of the latest iPhone in its debut ...

On Future Cars, Will the Steering Wheel Be Optional?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Jonathan Welsh Driverless cars are not coming. They are here. Indeed, they have been around for awhile, though mainly in the shadows on the edge of legality. But regulatory changes in California and other states are giving cars that drive themselves...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Never lose a sock again with RFID-chipped socks
Digital Trends
Definitely helpful when attempting to locate the sock the dryer supposedly ate, socks with RFID chips brings a digital spin to laundry. Detailed on the Blacksocks site, the clothing company has added a radio ID tag to a line of socks that allows ...

Digital Trends

NFC pundit downplays iPhone 5
TG Daily
At least one player in the NFC world doesn't see the iPhone 5's lack of support as a huge deal. There was speculation that Apple would include contactless NFC technology before the iPhone 4S was even released, and when that phone didn't incorporate it, ...

TG Daily

Hubble Space Telescope reveals extreme view (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
Piecing together 10 years of Hubble Space Telescope images, astronomers on Tuesday unveiled the deepest view yet of a small sliver of the night sky, revealing a kaleidoscope of galaxies and other celestial objects. The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, ...

Amazing image as Space Shuttle Endeavour passes the Hollywood sign – How LA ...
Dallas Morning News (blog)
By Chris Wilkins / Deputy Director of Photography The Space Shuttle Endeavour atop a modified 747 passes the Hollywood Sign Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in Los Angeles, on a tour of California, the last aerial hurrah before retiring to a Los Angeles museum.

Dallas Morning News (blog)

Did a Distant Solar System Send Life to Earth?
By Jeffrey Kluger | September 26, 2012 | + Time was, the solar system was raining rocks. You only need to look at the cratered face of airless bodies like Mercury and the moon to get a sense of the cosmic crossfire that took place back when the local ...


Internet Explorer safe to use again after zero-day patch, Germany decides
Summary: The German Federal Office for Information Security is reversing its stance on Internet Explorer, after Microsoft released an update that plugs the recently discovered security hole. By Moritz Jaeger for The German View | September 26, ...

India unable to make impact in science globally: PM
New York Daily News
New Delhi, Sep 26 — Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said India has not been able to make an impact in science on a world scale commensurate with its large scientific manpower pool. Addressing the 70th Foundation Day celebrations here of the ...

Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
Sacramento Bee
By US Consumer Product Safety Commission WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Will NASA really build a 'gateway' L-2 Moon base?
In this artist's concept, the Orion MPCV is docked to a habitat; an astronaut exits the spacecraft to conduct an EVA. Credit: NASA Over the weekend, The Orlando Sentinel reported that NASA is considering building a hovering outpost beyond the Moon at ...

Compelling evidence that brain parts evolve independently
An evolutionary biologist at the University of Manchester, working with scientists in the US, has found compelling evidence that parts of the brain can evolve independently from each other. It's hoped the findings will significantly advance our ...

FCC Chairman Announces Actions To Promote Wireless Health Technology
Bloomberg BNA
The Federal Communications Commission will act on several key recommendations from a report by an industry task force promoting the growing field of mobile health, or mHealth, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced Sept. 24.

iPad's domination of tablet traffic grows, but does Amazon care?
The Verge
By Ben Popper on September 26, 2012 09:15 am 0Comments During his keynote speech for the release of the iPhone 5, Apple CEO Tim Cook poked fun of competitors in the tablet space with a few pie charts. While the iPad's market share in the tablet space ...

Chrysler Plug-In Hybrid Tests Sidelined Due To Battery Overheating
Chrysler group LLC has temporarily stalled 109 trucks and 23 minivans in plug-in hybrid test fleets due to an issue of overheating batteries in some of the pickup trucks. Chrysler said that three of the Ram Truck 1500 pickup trucks in a fleet of 109 ...


RIM: We've Totally Got A Shot At Number Three
I kind of hate to keep dogpiling on Research In Motion at this point because the company is on the brink of a truly ugly implosion. Something you can witness in this video, which is real and RIM actually thought was a good use of money.


Company behind Nabi children's tablet sues Toys R Us over Tabeo slate
by Stephanie Mlot, 26 September, 2012 Fuhu, the Los Angeles-based creator of the children's Nabi tablet, is accusing the toy store chain of copying its design, use experience, and online services with its own Tabeo tablet.


Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) former MD, Rajiv Goel, released by a US court without ...
Statesman Sentinel
Former MD at Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), Rajiv Goel, was released in a court ruling without any jail term mainly because of the reason that he assisted the government to catch the disgraced founder of Galleon in one of the largest insider trading ...

Statesman Sentinel

'Zombie'? More Like "Alien" For Bees
Science 2.0 (blog)
A parasite that caused bees to lurch around like, well, zombies, and fly at night until they die has been found in Washington State. Colony Collapse Disorder, in which all the adult honey bees in a colony suddenly die, has already been causing bee ...

Nigeria renews quest for robust broadband regime
The Guardian Nigeria
WITH intensified global campaign by the United Nations that countries should strive to ensure even and rapid penetration of broadband by 2015 through the implementation of national broadband policies, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan last week ...

Google Adds Six Gorgeous Underwater Locations to Street View, Taunts Apple by ...
by Rollin Bishop | 8:35 am, September 26th, 2012 No longer satisfied with including things like Inuit villages and space centers, Google Street View has finally reached its logical conclusion. Where they're going, they don't need roads.

Navy to name research ship after Neil Armstrong
The US Navy said it will name a research ship after former astronaut Neil Armstrong. The 238-foot ship is currently being built and will be capable of mapping some of the deepest areas of the ocean and include onboard laboratories for other marine ...

North vs South: Polar Sea Ice At The Extremes
Discovery News
In the wake of last week's announcement that Arctic summer sea ice extent had reached its lowest level in the satellite record - and possibly the lowest for the last several thousand years - a few 'skeptic' blogs were keen to trumpet what they ...

New space-time 4-D clock will be accurate forever
Washington: Scientists have proposed to build the first ever 4D space-time crystal clock that they claim will keep accurate time forever, even after the heat-death of the universe. This is the “wow” factor behind a device known as a “space-time crystal ...


The dock is dead: Best wireless speakers for the iPhone
Apple's decision to move from the venerable 30-pin iPod/iPhone port to the new, smaller -- and incompatible -- Lightning connector is a good excuse to ditch charging docks altogether. It's time to go wireless. by John P. Falcone Bluetooth speakers, ...

Tesla Tumbles as Outlook Cut, Loan May Need to Be Amended
By Mark Clothier and Alan Ohnsman on September 25, 2012 Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car maker led by Elon Musk, fell the most in eight months after cutting its revenue outlook for the third quarter because of supplier shortcomings and other delays ...

Microsoft Sets Record in Windows 8 Coding Marathon
By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2012-09-25 Email Print Microsoft set a Guinness World Record for having the most participants in a coding marathon at its Windows 8 AppFest in Bangalore. Microsoft has set a world record for having the most developers in a ...


RPT-Razzle dazzle at Paris auto show can't hide the gloom
* Paris auto show opens to media Thursday, public Saturday * Carmakers facing market slump, price competition in Europe * Recovery may materialise in 2015 By Jennifer Clark Sept 25 (Reuters) - Europe's automakers will seek to dazzle at the Paris auto ...

Consumer Reports review details flaws in Fisker Karma sports car
Los Angeles Times
Consumer Reports panned the high-technology Fisker Karma after testing the $107850 luxury plug-in hybrid. The magazine said the sleek-looking, speedy car suffered from significant reliability problems and doesn't compare well to other luxury sports ...

Sony Brings Unlocked Xperia acro S to US
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The phone was first introduced in May 2012, but now US customers can get their hands on it for $599.99 from select Sony stores and store.sony.com, as well as other online retailers like Newegg. At $600 upfront, the phone is on the ...

Streamweaver Is The First Social Mobile Video App With Split-Screen Synchronicity
Everybody wants to be the Instagram of video. The next big ($1 billion) thing. And sooner or later an app will emerge and do just that. There's Socialcam, Viddy and Klip, sure, but also ooVoo, Zoom.us, and more, it seems, each day.


655-Pound Sea Turtle Rescued
By Amir Khan | September 25, 2012 2:51 PM EDT A giant 655-pound sea turtle, described as "a swimming dinosaur," has been released back into the ocean this weekend after veterinarians saved its life, according to officials at the New England Aquarium.

Dreamforce and the Social Enterprise: An Interview With Terri Griffith
Huffington Post
The Salesforce.com annual pow-wow took place last week amid much fanfare. While I could not attend, I was able to get a first-hand account of it through Terri Griffith, a professor of Management at Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business.

Q: What is FaceTime?
Royal Gazette
A: FaceTime is Apple's version of video calling and can be done using the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac (check the Apple site to ensure the version you own supports FaceTime). You have the ability to make these video calls by using an available Wi-Fi ...

WATCH: Dad Launches Son's Toy Train Into Space
By Terri Pous | @tepous | September 25, 2012 | + Ron Fugelseth's four-year-old son is a lot like Andy from Toy Story. The towheaded tot his and toy train named Stanley play together, sleep together and even make pizza together. Fugelseth, co-owner and ...

Officials: Asian carp DNA found in Lake Erie
Chicago Tribune
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Officials say Asian carp DNA has been found in three water samples collected from Lake Erie's Maumee Bay. The genetic material was from silver carp, one of two Asian species threatening to enter the Great Lakes, where scientists ...

First Hop For SpaceX Grasshopper
Aviation Week
By Guy Norris Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) successfully conducted the first “hop” of its Grasshopper vertical takeoff and landing test vehicle (VTVL) on Sept. 21 at the company's McGregor test site in Texas. The VTVL is a modified Falcon 9 ...

Aviation Week

Facebook to remove biometric facial recognition for European users
Biometric Update
By Stephen Mayhew Tweet The Irish privacy regulator said late last week that Facebook had agreed to remove biometric facial recognition data collected from its user base within the European Union. The social networking giant will delete all data ...

Forget Zipcar: Rent An Electric Scooter To Get There Faster
In many large US cities, it's easy to get around without a car. Still, there are times when you need to get out of town, and that's when services like Zipcar are useful. But what about when you need to quickly get across the city and don't have a bike ...


Life After the Big Divorce
When iOS first arrived in 2007, Apple's fledgling mobile operating system had a whole lot of Google in it. Several of the iPhone's key features — maps, web search and a native YouTube app — were born of this corporate partnership. It was the dawn of ...


Kindle Fire HD hot but Google Nexus 7 grabs more Web traffic
... grabs more Web traffic. The new Fire is seeing strong demand, according to ad impressions from Chitika, but Google's Nexus 7 is at the top of the charts in Web traffic. ... Amazon's Kindle Fire HD on the left and Google's Nexus 7 on the right ...

Barnes & Noble takes aim at Amazon, Apple with HD Nook tablets
The top U.S. bookstore chain launched its first Nook device, a basic e-reader, in 2009 and has held its own with deep-pocketed rivals Amazon, Apple and Google Inc. That success has allowed it to garner as much as 30 percent of the U.S. electronic-books ...

Samsung, Google execs to meet amidst Apple patent wars
Apple Samsung ruling (Credit: CNET). Samsung's Shin Jong-kyun will meet with Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in Seoul tomorrow, and it's a safe bet the topic of Apple will come up. The Samsung mobile chief confirmed today that he will meet with ...

Google Play store hits 25 billion downloads, launches discounts
CNET (blog)
Google Play, which was known as the Android Market until March, hit the milestone in 1,435 days -- three years and 11 months. By contrast, Apple's App Store reached 25 billion downloads in 1,334 days -- just under three years and eight months. "We look ...

Google Unveils Underwater Street View for Maps
PC Magazine
Next to Google Search and YouTube, the search giant's maps product has become a resource on which millions of users have come to rely. This point was driven home recently when some users complained loudly about the omission of Google Maps as the ...

Autonomous cars, like those from Google, receive approval in California from ...
New York Daily News
"Autonomous vehicles are another example of how California's technological leadership is turning today's science fiction into tomorrow's reality," Brown said during a signing ceremony at the Google campus in Mountain View. "This law will allow ...

New York Daily News

Windows 8 Bugs Hurt Microsoft, Intel CEO Said to Tell Staff
San Francisco Chronicle
Microsoft is eager to get Windows 8, the first version of its flagship software designed for touch tablets, into computers next month to help it vie with Apple Inc.'s iPad during the holiday shopping season. Releasing the operating system before it's ...

Google would like to snag Yahoo search deal from Microsoft
As intense competitors, it's no wonder that Google would be interested in grabbing some ofMicrosoft's business, perhaps so much that it would be willing to take a financial hit on the deal.Microsoft's partnership with Yahoo has been rocky, and the ...

Apple Built Special Version of Maps For China
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The separated technologies Apple has built for the Chinese markets underscore the challenges it faces building its own maps technology rather than relying on Google'sofferings. Mapping experts say creating a comprehensive set of digital maps requires ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with the first underwater panoramas ...
By A Googler
Today we're adding the very first underwater panoramic images to Google Maps, the next step in our quest to provide people with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world. With these vibrant and stunning photos you ...
Official Google Blog

Google Play hits 25 billion downloads | Official Android Blog
By A Googler
And if you're using Android, it all starts with Google Play, home to 675,000 apps and games. That's a lot of choice. We've now crossed 25 billion downloads from Google Play, and to celebrate we're offering some great discounts for the next ...
Official Android Blog

Google Working on Maps for iPhone, iPad - NYTimes.com
People pining for a Google Maps app on their Apple devices will get one eventually, but likely not for another couple months or so. Google is developing a maps application for iPhone and iPad that it is seeking to finish by the end of the year, ...
NYT Bits

Google Maps Goes Diving, Provides “Seaview” Of Great Barrier ...
By Matt Burns
Thanks to a partnership with The Catlin Seaview Survey, Google Maps now displays Street View-ish images of the Great Barrier Reef and popular underwater spots around Hawaii and the Philippines. Clear your calendar. Forward your emails ...

Rumors about Google Maps app for iOS intensify, claim it's still ...
By Richard Lawler
If you're unsatisfied with Apple's current iOS 6 Maps experience and are hoping to jump back into Google's loving arms then take a. ... Microsoft deliberately wasted energy at data center to avoid fine, says NY Times · 278 · Permanent quartz glass data storage announced by Hitachi, could hit market by 2015 · 240 · Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar ... Barnes & Noble Unveils New Nooks, Aiming For Amazon, Apple · Judge Orders Arrest Of Google Exec. Tech. gdgt · Slashdot · MAKE ...

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