23 September 2012

iPhone 5 And Galaxy S III Are The Two Phones That Matter Right Now

The iPhone 5 And Galaxy S III Are The Only Two Phones That Matter Right Now
Business Insider
The story isn't iPhone or BlackBerry. Or iPhone and Android. Or iPhone and Windows Phone. We're down to two devices now. Not two operating systems or platforms. If you're looking for a top-of-the-line smartphone, it's either the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S ...

Business Insider

Apple Maps disaster stems from lack of data — and will last “quite some time”
He says the problem stems mainly from poor data — and not from software, where Apple does a good job. But the data problem is so vexing, it will require the company to step back and basically reengineer its product. Dobson titled his post cheekily ...

Troubled Apple Maps app sparks attack ad from Google's Motorola
In its ad, first posted Friday on Google +, Motorola compares Google Maps on its Droid Razr M side-by-side with Apple's iOS 6 maps app on an iPhone 5, labelingApple's as "#iLost." "Looking for 315 E 15th in Manhattan?" the ad asks. "GoogleMaps on ...


Disruptions: Will Apple Be the First to Break $1 Trillion?
New York Times (blog)
Even with this growth, there is another possibility: that Apple never reaches $1 trillion. “In a worst-case scenario, Apple could befall the fate of Microsoft, which had a similarly dizzying peak in late 1999,” Mr. Driscoll said. “In this scenario, it ...

New York Times (blog)

Buyers swarm Apple stores for iPhone 5
In after hours trading, Apple shares were up $1.39 to $700.10. At Apple's flagship San Francisco store, Charlie Hufnagel spent 94 hours at the head of the line - he was paid $1,500 for the job on Task Rabbit, an Internet site where consumers bid on ...

How Ridiculous Is It That Apple Maps Redirect To Google Maps On ...
By Alexia Tsotsis
Yes, Apple Maps redirect to Google Maps on desktop, Android and any non-iOS 6 phones when you share your location. Womp. Obviously this is happening because there's no hub for Apple Maps on the web, but still, the absurdity of this loop ...

Facebook suspends photo-tagging function in Europe
By Robert Daniel, MarketWatch TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) -- Facebook Inc. suspended for European users its automatic-photo-tagging feature in an effort to satisfy regulators who were concerned that the function, based on recognizing people's faces, ...

Now All Of Apple's Competitors Are Ripping It Apart Over The Maps App
Business Insider
Samsung isn't alone in trying to capitalize on Apple's blunder with its new mapping application for iPhones and iPads. Motorola, which is now owned by Google, started a hashtag campaign on Twitter called #iLost to promote its newest Android phone, ...

Twitter CEO promises interactive tweets
Reuters is a news agency headquartered in New York City. Until 2008 the Reuters news agency formed part of a British independent company, Reuters Group... Twitter will soon roll out a free tool for users to handpick and publish selections of tweets, ...


Windows 8 Tablet Market Shares to Multiply by 2016; Will It Peel Away Apple ...
Latinos Post
By James Paladino | First Posted: Sep 22, 2012 10:57 AM EDT By 2016, Microsoft's tablet market share is expected to rise from its current 1 percent to 11 percent, peeling off consumers from Apple and Android, reports IDC research director Tom Mainelli.

Latinos Post

Sykes Wins Interrupted First World Superbike Race in Portugal
Cycle News
Kawasaki's Tom Sykes won the red flag-interrupted first World Superbike race in Portimao, Portugal, thrusting himself clearly into the championship fight. Points leader Max Biaggi (Aprilia) was fourth, while former title hopeful Marco Melandri (BMW) ...

DNA determines how stripes appear on feline fur
WDIV Detroit
AP Scientists say they've found the gene that sets the common tabby pattern – stripes or blotches. It's one of several genes that collaborate to create the distinctive design of a cat's coat, and it's the first of the pattern genes to be identified.

Solavei MVNO will pay you when your friends sign up, $49 a month all-in for ...
By James Trew posted Sep 23rd 2012 6:39AM Unlike regular mobile networks, virtual operators -- or MVNOs -- have none of those expensive cellular infrastructures to worry about. Newcomer, Solavei, (which rides atop T-Mobile) is using this freedom to ...

SpaceX readies cargo trip to make history
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Cargo resupply is about to make the history books. On Oct. 7, the Dragon spacecraft of SpaceX, a private company, will be launched from NASA's Cape Canaveral complex. The mission will give new meaning and excitement to the task of hauling cargo.

Tsunami debris washes ashore in Hawaii
Sky News Australia
Tsunami debris washes ashore in Hawaii Updated: 19:42, Sunday September 23, 2012 More than 16 months after an earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of Japan, debris continues to wash ashore across the Pacific Ocean in the United States.

Sky News Australia

Ford's video game-like VIRTTEX studies how drivers react in worst-case scenarios
DEARBORN, Mich. - Most car-themed video games challenge players to race as fast as they possibly can, and push dangerous driving to the limit without crashing. So test subjects who step inside Ford's high-tech VIRTTEX research facility can be forgiven ...

iPhone 5 launch draws Apple fans worldwide
By Kelvin Chan on September 22, 2012 In a now familiar global ritual, Apple fans jammed shops across the globe to pick up the tech juggernaut's latest iPhone. Eager buyers formed long lines Friday at Apple Inc. stores in Asia, Europe and North America ...

Shell wants Greenpeace protest ban or hefty fine
Business Recorder (blog)
Royal Dutch Shell counter-attacked against Greenpeace on Friday, asking a judge to ban the group protesting near any of its property, with a million-euro fine as the cost of flouting the ruling. The oil multinational wants an order to ban "any ...

NASA: Curiosity rover captures incredible snap of Martian moon moving across ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter Nasa's Curiosity rover continues to impress - sending back more snaps of Mars eclipses and a particular pyramid shaped rock. A new extraordinary photograph of one of the Red Planet's two moons as it passes across the sun has ...

Daily Mail

Review: Motorola Droid RAZR M, a true iPhone competitor [Video]
Los Angeles Times
For years, Android-running smartphones have been trending toward bulky frames to fit ever larger screens, but Motorola's new Droid RAZR M is an excellent exception with a big display in a compact size at just $99. The Droid RAZR M features a 4.3-inch ...

Nerds on Computers: Use Firefox, Chrome while Microsoft fixes IE bug
By Andrea Eldridge A bug in all versions of Internet Explorer leaves anyone using IE in conjunction with the Windows Operating System (more than 40 percent of Internet users in North America according to StatCounter) vulnerable to infection by Trojan ...

iPhone 5 'jailbroken' back hackers just 8 hours after release
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter A San Francisco hacker has cracked the new iPhone 5, less than eight hours after its release to the public. Grant Paul, who develops software for Apple's iOS operating system, posted photos on his Twitter page of a 'jailbroken' ...

Daily Mail

Verizon iPhone 5's secret feature: It's 'unlocked'
By Peter Svensson on September 22, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — The Verizon Wireless version of the iPhone 5, which went on sale Friday, comes with a secret and unexpected feature: it works on AT&T's network as well. Confirming blog reports, The Associated ...

Which State Banned Smiling in Driver's License Photos?
Getting a driver's license in the Garden State? Don't turn that frown upside down. It turns out motorists in New Jersey are not allowed to smile in their driver's license photos because doing so could interfere with new facial recognition software.


Arctic sea ice: Now you see it ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
In 2007, climate scientists were shocked when the regular summer retreat of the Arctic's sea ice went much farther than they ever had seen before. In the spring of that year, ice covered slightly less than 5.8 million square miles of ocean, ...

Microsoft Courier lives on in Windows 8 app “Project Austin”
Many people were excited for Microsoft Courier, a dual-screen tablet aimed at creative types, but unfortunately Microsoft pulled the plug before the project could ever see the light . Courier lives on, however, in a new Windows 8 note app created by a ...


iPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style
By James Etherington-Smith | 23 September 2012 Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs when it comes to leading Apple Inc. As the debut of the new iPhone 5 just proved, that may not be a bad thing. The taller, thinner and lighter phone prompted a rush on Wall Street ...


Unlimited Data Plans On Their Way Out, Says Verizon CFO
Mobile & Apps
By Sumit Passary | Sep 23, 2012 09:41 AM EDT Unlimited data plans are soon going to be a thing of the past as more and more people shift to shared plans, believes US carrier Verizon Wireless' CFO Fran Shammo. On Friday, Sept.

Mobile & Apps

Tesla CEO is mum on target
Detroit Free Press
Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, declined to confirm that the electric-car maker will be able to meet its initial delivery target for Model S sedans this year. Tesla, which began building the luxury cars in June in Fremont, Calif., ...

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate gets bumped up to Ice Cream Sandwich
Mobile bloom News
In today's smartphone scene with focus on the Android ecosystem, everybody is going gaga over Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system, and when it is expected to land on our respective devices.

Proper Child Seat Installation
By KGNS News We all know how seat belts can increase the likelihood of an adult surviving an accident, but for children their safety seat plays an equally important role. This week, the Texas Department of Transportation educated parents on proper seat ...

First HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 Camera And Video Samples Appear, Tease Us
It seems like the competition for “world's best smartphone camera” is heating up with the introduction of the iPhone 5, Lumia 920 and now the HTC 8X. The 8X camera features an f/2.0 aperture at 28mm with 8 megapixels supported by a backside illuminated ...


Asus packs a punch in PadFone
The Hindu
Meet the netbook that's also a tablet and a phone. This week, global hardware firm Asus launched the PadFone, a smartphone-tablet- netbook hybrid for the Indian market. Already being shipped in the US, UK and some Asia-Pacific markets, and having met ...

The Hindu

US developing robotic tuna to carry out underwater navigation
French Tribune
According to an article on ScienceSpaceRobots. com, the Waltham, Massachusetts-based Advanced Systems Group (ASG) of Boston Engineering Corporation has taken inspiration from the speedy tuna, which swims indefatigably in the Earth's oceans, ...

French Tribune

NYC taxis increase fuel efficiency with Nissan partnership
Greener Ideal
by Madison E. Rowe • September 22, 2012 • Vehicles • 0 Comments New York City. With a population of more than 18 million people and a bustling hub of commercial activity, the Big Apple is a city unmatched by any other. And with great power must come ...

Greener Ideal

WHY IT MATTERS: Global Warming
ABC News
The issue: People love to talk about the weather, especially when it's strange like the mercifully ended summer of 2012. This year the nation's weather has been hotter and more extreme than ever, federal records show. Yet there are two people who ...

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