18 September 2012

Can you convert a micro-SIM into a nano-SIM?

Can you convert a micro-SIM into a nano-SIM?
by John Chan | 17 September 2012 8:27pm SGT Mini-SIM, nano-SIM and micro-SIM (L to R). The nano-SIM is still in its holder, which is covered by black paper. One of the changes in the new iPhone 5 is that it uses a brand new SIM card called the nano-SIM...


iPhone 5: 2 Million Orders On Day 1
Apple said more than two million preorders for the iPhone 5 were placed during the first 24 hours of availability. AT&T also said the iPhone 5 is the fastest-selling version of the iPhone yet. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Apple and AT&T said Monday ...

FitBit Zip: $60 for Fitness Motivation
ABC News
You could say that FitBit kicked off the fitness gadget craze. But like most pioneers, the masses followed, and since the first FitBit appeared four years ago, companies like Nike and Motorola have begun making their own fitness gadgets.

ABC News

Cyber clues link US to new computer viruses
By Jim Finkle | BOSTON (Reuters) - Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare. The findings are likely to bolster a ...

Box launches Accelerator to speed up content delivery
Summary: Think of Box's Accelerator network as a baby content delivery network for international businesses. The biggest difference between Accelerator and a CDN is that no data is actually stored at an end point. By Larry Dignan for Between the Lines ...

Inside the Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
National Geographic
The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, here delivering the space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian, makes its final flight this week. Photo: Jon Brack The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, here delivering the space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian, ...

Apple's new iPod lineup pops up on Amazon
by Lance Whitney The fifth-generation iPod Touch offers the same 4-inch display found on the new iPhone and includes a more powerful A5 processor and a 5-megapixel camera. The new Touch comes in both 32GB and 64GB versions and offers a choice of five ...

SignalGuru app helps drivers avoid red lights
By Natasha Baker | TORONTO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a system that uses dashboard-mounted smartphones to help drivers avoid red lights and reduce fuel consumption.

Google adds 'Do Not Track' to Chrome by year's end
Google has moved a step closer to making good on its promise to support "Do Not Track" in Chrome by the end of this year. Chromium, Google's open-source project that feeds code into Chrome, released a build last week that includes the Do Not Track ...

Google Fiber TV adds Disney & Turner channels — big cable still showing no fear
Google is making some pretty big additions to its Google Fiber TV channel lineup, the company announced over the last week. The fledgling cable TV service is getting most major channels from Time Warner's Turner Broadcast company, including Boomerang,...


Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm drop new point-and-shoots, full-frame DSLRs at ...
Digital Trends
There have been so many new camera announcements recently you'd think there was a big event going on. Oh, yeah, the huge Photokina trade show is now underway in Cologne, Germany. All eyes – photographically — are turned there, just as they zeroed in on ...

Digital Trends

Intel: No Linux for You, Clover Trail
Tom's Hardware Guide
At the Fall IDF, Intel told journalists that the Clover Trail Atom processor will not be supporting Linux. Clover Trail is a variant of Atom that is designed to compete with a wave of ARM processors for the sub-compact space and Windows RT devices.

Archaeologists discover ancient fort that helped Julius Caesar conquer Gaul
Archaeologists have announced that they've identified the oldest known Roman military fortress in Germany. The archaeologists believe that the ancient fort was constructed to house thousands of Roman troops during Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul in ...


Astronomers discover first planets around sun-like stars in a cluster
NASA funded astronomers have announced that they have discovered planets orbiting Sun-like stars in a crowded star cluster for the first time ever. According to the astronomers, the findings are important because it offers the best evidence so far that...


Space station crew lands safely after shortened mission
Christian Science Monitor
A Russian Soyuz capsule landed on the Kazakh steppe on Monday, delivering a trio of astronauts from a four-month stint on the International Space Station. The capsule, carrying US astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei ...

Christian Science Monitor

Amazon Maps API aims to oust Google Maps from Kindle Fire
Amazon has launched a new Maps API for Kindle Fire developers, challenging Google's own Android mapping services, and further shifting the Kindle-branded tablets away from pure Android. Quietly added to the range of options for third-party developers ...


Smartphones and tablets overtake PCs as major consumer of DRAM chips
The typical consumer may not realize all the individual components that are inside computer or a smartphone. There's a myriad of little chips inside devices sourced from all around the world for things such as memory and storage.


Kia launches K3 sedan in Korea
Kia has announced that it has completed the rollout of its K-series line of vehicles inside Korea. The last product in the K line was the refreshed K3 sedan. The new K3 has been in the works for six years reports the Wall Street Journal and is the ...


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3
by Shawn Low | 17 September 2012 7:00pm SGT Panasonic has just announced its upcoming Lumix DMC-GH3 flagship mirrorless camera, a first in the company's interchangeable lens camera (ILC) lineup to feature a rugged design with splash-proof and dustproof ...


GPS shoes guide you home from the pub
TG Daily
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy has only to click her heels together three times to be magically taken home. And now, thanks to a British designer, you could one day be able to do the same. Dominic Wilcox's No Place Like Home GPS Shoes are a rather natty ...

TG Daily

As climate change crisis looms, presidential campaigns stay quiet
It was just six words, but when President Barack Obama gave a shout-out to global warming in his acceptance speech this month, he reintroduced an issue that had all but disappeared from the political debate. By Erika Bolstad; McClatchy Newspapers ...

Korea Times: Samsung to leapfrog iPhone 5 in February
Fortune (blog)
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt September 17, 2012: 7:17 AM ET FORTUNE -- Three weeks after Samsung lost a billion-dollar US patent infringement case, and three days after Apple (AAPL) began taking orders for its latest iPhone, the South Korean manufacturer was ...

Reversible Chemical Tags Control Behavioral Patterns
Laboratory Equipment
Johns Hopkins scientists report what is believed to be the first evidence that complex, reversible behavioral patterns in bees — and presumably other animals — are linked to reversible chemical tags on genes. The scientists say what is most significant ...

Apple Store Defends Itself Against BMW X5 Driving Thieves Video
Automotive Discovery
If this isn't a scene straight out of “Idiocracy”, we don't know what is. A little over a week ago, a burglar and his band of cohorts used his 2003 BMX X5 to drive through the plate glass storefront of an Apple Store in Temecula, CA.

Canon launches 50x optical zoom PowerShot SX50 HS camera
By Ian Calcutt Canon has taken the wraps off another new superzoom camera, the PowerShot SX50 HS, which joins the rest of the expanding PowerShot range of compacts. Announced at the Photokina 2012 show, it has an 'extreme telephoto' 50x zoom capability ...


Yahoo! Ditches BlackBerry, Offers Variety of Phones to Employees
by Rollin Bishop | 8:35 am, September 17th, 2012 In their continuing bid to remain relevant, Yahoo! is apparently going to replace the corporate phones of all their employees. The old mainstays, BlackBerry devices, will be replaced by their much cooler ...

U.S. Investigates Ford Police Car Steering Problem
Product Design & Development
TOM KRISHER - AP Auto Writer - AP US government safety regulators are investigating Ford's Crown Victoria police cars due to complaints about defective steering columns. The probe affects about 195000 cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years.

Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, I Smell a New Skylanders Giants Trailer (man)
In the list of bestselling games of 2011 you would find near the top the family friendly Skylanders. Ubisoft not only made money from the game itself, but the countless character models they sold to use with the game. This is one developer that knows a...


Is the Electric Car Revolution Running Out of Juice?
By John Rosevear, The Motley Fool At the same time, production of Tesla Motors' (TSLA) hot-looking -- and expensive -- Model S sedan is sold out for months to come. Meanwhile, the Chevy Volt is selling a bit better lately -- but that's a mixed blessing ...

Climate change: all that is solid melts into water
The Guardian
Sometimes, the future arrives with alarming speed. In the 1990s, and again in 2000, climate scientists warned that – unless urgent action was taken – the Arctic Ocean could be clear blue water in summer by 2050. This August researchers making a first ...

iPhone 5 to boost US economy?
Apple's iPhone 5 is one of the biggest product launches ever in the sector, and may also deliver a well-timed stimulus to the US economy ahead of the presidential election, analysts say. Apple is expected to sell as many as 10 million of the devices in ...


This Picture Shows Individual Atomic Bonds Inside a Molecule
This isn't the view through your childhood kaleidoscope. Nor is it an alien craft come to beam you up. In fact, it's the world's first atomic force microscopy image of chemical bonds inside an individual molecule. Created by IBM scientists in Zurich, ...

Apple fanboys fight back against Samsung
CNET (blog)
Apple's most faithful take criticism to heart. So they have begun to create their own versions of Samsung's ad which declares the iPhone to be not all that. by Chris Matyszczyk Today's focus is squarely on the concepts of justice and hurt.

Martian moon bites into the sun
NBCNews.com (blog)
A filtered photo from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the Martian moon Phobos passing across the left edge of the sun. The raw photo has been enlarged to twice its original size. By Alan Boyle NASA's Curiosity rover has caught sight of its first solar ...

Black Mesa: Source mod finally released
Digital Trends
Steam Greenlight, the new initiative from Valve to make independent games available on the Steam Marketplace, could shut down tomorrow and it still would've been a worthy project. Because whatever else it may release in the future, Greenlight has now...

Digital Trends

Microsoft SkyDrive Vs Google Drive
Mobile bloom News
How many smart devices do you own? Well the answer for most of us is two. The more affluent lot of people will have around five or six and all of them carry data. It is only logical to expect a way to sync your data through all your devices so that you ...

Tech gadgets galore in time for holidays
San Francisco Chronicle
After weeks of speculation, anticipation and a dose of hype, Apple finally unveiled its latest iPhone and some revamped iPods last week. Amid expectations of the new iPhone's release, Amazon, Nokia and Motorola all tried to generate interest in their ...

San Francisco Chronicle

NY AG: Deceptive texts co. to pay $500K penalty
NY AG: Deceptive texts co. to pay $500K penalty (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a California company that sent 150000 deceptive text messages to cell phones in New York has agreed to stop the texting and pay a $500000 penalty.

Microsoft's Surface Tablet Will Be Priced To Compete With The iPad
Business Insider
AP Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer has been quiet about how much his company's upcoming Surface Tablet will cost. In an interview over the weekend Ballmer finally opened up. While we don't have an exact price we now know a range. Ballmer told the Seattle ...

Business Insider

Artificial bat cave is built
The Bryan Times (subscription)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Conservationists have built an artificial bat cave deep in the Tennessee woods to see if it can be a blueprint for saving bats who are dying by the millions from a fungus spreading across North America.

Nintendo Co's “Wii U”, will hit store shelves on Nov. 18
Nintendo Co's “Wii U”, packed with innovative TV and video features, will hit US store shelves on Nov. 18 as it plays catch-up with Microsoft and Sony and aims to lure gamers back from the Internet and mobile devices. The first Nintendo home console in ...

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller
The Droid Guy
Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team ...

The Droid Guy

Sunday Morning Post
More than a hundred volunteers cleaned the Anacostia River yesterday as part of the International Coastal Cleanup Day. "Now that the waterfront is trying to bring in visitors as a local destination, officials say, a periodic trash cleanup is necessary ...


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