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 ...
AllThingsD » John Paczkowski

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 ...
Fortune Tech: Technology blogs,...

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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