08 September 2012

Kindle Fire HD: The next stage in tablets?

Kindle Fire HD: The next stage in tablets?
Washington Post
Since it made its debut in 2007, Amazon's Kindle has evolved from a simple e-reader to a powerful multi-media mobile platform with a massive library of videos and books. Here's a look at the Kindle Fire and some of its competitors.

Apple cuts order Samsung for iPhone memory chips
Apple has reduced its orders from Samsung for the initial batch of the new iPhone which will be released next Wednesday. Samsung has been a core supplier of Apple, producing micro processors, flat screens and memory chips for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.


Apple to Cease Sales of iPhone 3GS with Introduction of Next-Generation iPhone?
The Telegraph is reporting that Apple will likely finally drop the iPhone 3GS form it's product lineup once the next-generation iPhone is introduced next week. The iPhone 4 will then likely take the 3GS' place as the free on-contract device.

Pandora Falls on Report Apple Discussing Similar Service
By Niamh Ring on September 07, 2012 Pandora Media Inc. (P), the Internet- radio pioneer, fell as much as 18 percent in early trading after the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Inc. is in talks to licence music for a similar radio service.

Judge approves US settlement with publishers over e-books
| WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic books. US District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan ...

Nokia's Windows Phone 8 Lumias may hit AT&T Nov. 2, Europe to follow
As impressed as we were by Nokia's new Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 smartphones, it was a shame that the company didn't having pricing or release details to share earlier this week. Now, the Verge and Techradar are reporting that the phones will ...


The iPhone is worth more than all of Microsoft
As the iPhone 5 launch date approaches, here's a look at just how critical the iPhone is to Apple's success. With the release of the iPhone 5 expected to come Sept. 12, we were wondering: Just how big is the iPhone? On its own, Apple's iPhone business ...

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HTML5* (*But Were Afraid To Ask ...
The rise of native apps as the primary medium for mobile content is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down at the moment — if anything, it's growing, with smartphone-wielding consumers in the US recently tipping to using more native apps than ...

Scientific Deep Sea Drilling Hits Record Depth
Laboratory Equipment
The scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu set a world new record by drilling down and obtaining rock samples from deeper than 2111 meters below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean.

Laboratory Equipment

Next-gen iPhones to spurn Audience noise-canceling tech
Audience CEO Peter Santos tells Reuters that that the company came to the realization as it examined the "normal course of business." by Don Reisinger Audience, a company that has delivered noise-canceling technology to Apple's iPhones since 2008, ...

LG front-runs Sony with ultra-definition 84-in TV
Sacramento Bee
By PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer NEW YORK -- LG says an 84-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard HDTVs is going to be in stores in October for $20000. That means LG Electronics USA is pushing out its set with so-called "4K" ...

Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea: family
By Kim Palmer | CLEVELAND (Reuters) - US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, will be buried at sea, family spokesman Rick Miller said on Thursday. Armstrong died on August 25 following complications resulting from cardiovascular ...

Hadley Crater provides deep insight into martian geology
High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) nadir and colour channel data taken during revolution 10572 on 9 April 2012 by ESA's Mars Express have been combined to form a natural-colour view of Hadley Crater. Centred at around 19°S and 157°E, the image has a ...

Victoria Pendleton and Zara Phillips pose together at Land Rover launch
Team GB's Victoria Pendleton and Zara Phillips have posed together for a glamorous photo shoot following their Olympic truimph. The pair were attending the global launch of the new Range Rover at the National Ballet School in Richmond Park, ...


FCC to TV broadcasters: Ready, set ... give your spectrum up
By Bill Ray • Get more from this author The FCC is poised to publish the mechanism by which US TV broadcasters will be able to swap some of their allocated radio spectrum – which they mostly received for free – for a little cold, hard cash come 2014.

Cyber-thieves cash in on mobile phone fraud
BBC News
Cyber-thieves who target mobile phones are ramping up efforts to steal cash from victims, suggests a report. In nine months viruses that steal cash have jumped from 29% of mobile malware to 62%, found the report by Lookout. Mobile security firm Lookout ...

BBC News

Survey Says Core Gamers Recently Declined — Should We Be Worried?
By Matt Peckham | @mattpeckham | September 7, 2012 | + I was browsing Good Old Games' catalog the other day and noticed they've put up the entire Ultima saga, all re-wrapped and verified to run on modern operating systems, from Windows XP through ...


Apple Plugs Java Security Hole But Misses Biggest Target
TechWeekEurope UK
Apple has issued a Java security update after last week's hullabaloo over a gaping hole in the software platform. Oracle patched a number of Java security vulnerabilitie after the security community pleaded for it to fix a zero-day flaw, ...
TechWeekEurope UK

Quantum teleportation over 143km smashes distance record
Summary: International researchers say their work paves the way for global quantum communications. Next up: the quantum internet? By Lucy Sherriff for Qubits and Pieces | September 7, 2012 -- 11:10 GMT (04:10 PDT) This month, two major studies on ...

Watch an iPhone 5 become an iPad Mini
This concept video shows how the two most anticipated iDevices could actually be one and the same using a little-known technology. by Eric Mack Aatma studio imagines an iDevice that stretches the boundaries of a regular iPhone.

Darksiders II, NSMB2, Kingdom Hearts 3D reign supreme as August's bestselling ...
Warp Zoned
The Death that stars in Darksiders II isn't taking a holiday, but he did take the top spot in The NPD Group's list of nestselling games in August. Two other August releases, New Super Mario Bros 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, ...

Wow! Spectacular Sun Photos Catch Colossal Solar Storm in Action
by SPACE.com Staff NASA spacecraft watching the sun have captured jaw-dropping pictures and video of a giant filament of super-hot plasma reaching up from the star's surface and erupting into space. The filament was made of solar material that was ...

Drilling to lakes under Antarctic may give clues to sea rise
By Alister Doyle | OSLO (Reuters) - A British plan to drill into a sunless lake deep under Antarctica's ice in December could show the risks of quicker sea level rise caused by climate change, scientists said on Friday. Sediments on the bed of Lake ...

Space station's toothbrush fix; astronaut breaks spacewalk record
Los Angeles Times
Surrounded by expensive, high-tech equipment, astronauts Sunita Williams and Akihiko Hoshide had to resort to a toothbrush and elbow grease to fix a bolt on the International Space Station on Wednesday. This added credence to a lesson NASA's Williams ...

Apple, Teva, Salesforce.com, Mars: Intellectual Property
By Victoria Slind-Flor on September 07, 2012 Apple Inc. lost a bid to delay Samsung Electronics Co. (005930)'s request to lift a preliminary ban on US sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 computer until after a judge considers Apple's request to bar some ...

Wikipad, the Android gaming tablet, ships in October
By Peter Smith Add a new comment September 07, 2012, 8:30 AM — Remember the WikiPad? It's the 10" Android tablet that comes with a detachable gadget that adds physical game controls to the device. Well now we've got pricing and availability info, ...

Countdown to Endeavour: Tickets for final takeoff going for $90
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- The countdown has begun for delivery of the retired space shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles, the last orbiter that will fly out of Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop a jet. LA's welcome of the Endeavour is shaping up as splashier than ...

Microsoft banks on India's developer ecosystem to drive Windows Phone
Summary: Redmond has been focusing its efforts and offering incentives to encourage app development on its mobile OS, which was launched in India several months after the global launch. By Abhishek Baxi | September 7, 2012 -- 09:31 GMT (02:31 PDT) NEW ...

Voyager 1 in 'Dead Zone', scientists puzzled
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The latest information streaming in from Voyager 1 has left scientists puzzled and frustrated. Since 2010, NASA scientists have been predicting that Voyager 1 is at the edge of the Solar System, just on the verge of leaving it and thus ...

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot
Ubisoft Montreal has announced The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot - a game that has already won the “Best Video Game Title 2012″ award (from me.) The game pits players against one another in a top-down style action-RPG setting, but with a twist: It's not ...


TiVo Stream delivers recorded TV to your mobile device
Digital Trends
TiVo aims to make recorded programming mobile with the Stream, a little set-top box that will convert and stream or upload recorded TV to mobile devices. TiVo's P4 DVR is armed with enough storage space for 75 hours of HD programming.

Leader of NASA's First Mission to Retrieve Asteroid Samples will Speak at ...
Ithaca College
ITHACA, NY — Dante Lauretta — professor of planetary science at the University of Arizona and principal investigator of NASA's first mission to bring back asteroid samples for study and analysis—will visit Ithaca College on Thursday, Sept.

Ithaca College

Use BitTorrent? You're being watched
TG Daily
Anyone foolhardy enough to download content from file-sharing service BitTorrent is likely to find their activity's being monitored within hours. Research from Birmingham University computer scientists shows that it's not just serial downloaders that ...

TG Daily

2K Games celebrates XCOM: Enemy Unknown digital pre-order opening with ...
Gaming Examiner
Fireaxis and 2K Games have started taking orders for digital pre-sale versions of the upcoming title 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown'. To mark the occasion, the publishing company has also released a new gameplay walkthrough video. The digital version of the game ...

McAfee: Almost all mobile viruses are made for Android
The anti-malware experts from McAfee said they've seen a 1.5 million increase in malware since the first quarter of this year. Moreover, they've also identified new threats such as mobile “drive-by downloads”, the use of Twitter for control of mobile ...

Google Fiber To Carry NFL, MLB
MediaPost Communications
by David Goetzl, Yesterday, 5:53 PM Google Fiber, the TV-Internet service in Kansas City, doesn't have a deal to carry ESPN yet, but has landed agreements with multiple other sports networks. The NFL Network joins channels affiliated with Major League ...

MediaPost Communications

Glacier: When slow storage retrieval wins the day
By Greg Crowe Amazon has started offering a cloud-based service specifically for long-term archiving that government users might find attractive. Rather than touting the quick response and large bandwidth that most cloud storage services boast, ...

Magid: Hoping for an iPad mini
San Jose Mercury News
Although Apple (AAPL) won't say for sure, it's extremely likely that its news conference scheduled for Wednesday will be to announce a new iPhone. There are also rumors Apple will hold another event, likely in October, to announce an iPad mini.

Google's Launch of Navigation and Traffic Maps in India Coincides with ...
BY Lisa Goldman | Thursday, September 6 2012 Google Maps has launched voice-guided navigation and live traffic reports for India. The apps are now available to Android users, with voice-guided directions available everywhere and live traffic reports ...

Twitter enables embedded timelines
.net magazine
By Craig Grannell on September 06, 2012 | 1 comment Twitter has launched a new tool that enables you to embed interactive timelines on any website. According to the company, the tool provides the means to place any public timeline on any page.

Gravestones get QR codes
By Dave Neal IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING what happened to QR codes, wonder no more, as a Dorset funeral director is bringing them back by putting them on gravestones. The BBC reports that funeral director Chester Pearce of Poole has brought the idea ...

Linkedin Previews New Company Pages
By Juan Carlos Perez IDG News Service (Miami Bureau) — LinkedIn is previewing a redesign of the pages that it lets companies set up on its professional networking site. The revamping seeks to make these pages more effective for the companies and easier ...

Sun drives Mars's dramatic climate variations
Economic Times
LONDON: Scientists have discovered that ice and dust may have accumulated on Mars's north pole driven by variations in solar insolation. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have established the first dated climate ...

A User's Guide To Disrupt SF 2012
So, Disrupt is right around the corner. And, we've put a few things together with our partners and sponsors that we think will help make your conference experience great! Our conference app: After slogging through a ton of conference app options,...


iPad Mini is Apple's ace in battle with aggressive Amazon, analysts say
Their reasons centered around several factors, including Apple's App Store, which offers hundreds of thousands more apps than does Amazon's, Apple's iCloud storage and synchronization service, and the expected launch of a small iPad, dubbed the "iPad ...

Android Designers Seek Distance From Apple Smartphones
Apple's $1.05 billion win over Samsung in a U.S. District Court jury trial is a setback for Apple's rival smartphone manufacturers and Google's Android mobile operating system. But after a temporary delay, they are likely to bring fresh designs to market.

Report: Apple at work on streaming music radio service
Apple recently began talking with record labels about licensing for the service, according to The Wall Street Journal. Once deals are made, it would still take months for the service to launch, the Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the ...

DOJ, please don't let up on Apple, book publishers
In her 45-page decision, Cote rejected the arguments made by Apple and practically everyone else connected to the book industry. Critics of the settlement claimed the government got it wrong and that Amazon is the real threat to consumers. The Web's ...

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