06 September 2012

Nokia's New Lumias Disappoint Investors

Nokia Shares Tumble After New Lumias Disappoint Investors - Bloomberg: "Nokia Oyj (NOK) shares tumbled the most in almost three months after the introduction of two Lumia smartphones with Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) new Windows Phone software failed to impress investors."

Live at Nokia's Windows Phone 8 Lumia event
VentureBeat
NEW YORK CITY — It's been almost a year and a half since Microsoft and Nokia announced their controversial partnership, and while the union hasn't been completely successful, it has inarguably led to the most interesting Windows Phone devices in ...

VentureBeat 


Nokia Introduces Microsoft-Powered Lumias in Comeback Attempt
Bloomberg
Motorola Mobility, a unit of Google (GOOG) Inc., is planning to unveil one of the first full-screen phones in the U.S. later today in New York, according to a person familiar with the plan. AppleInc. (AAPL), maker of the iPhone, is planning its own ...

As Chrome turns 4, Google's browser in flux
Computerworld
Google celebrated the fourth anniversary of Chrome's 2008 launch -- the browser hit the Web on Sept. 2, 2008, as a ... Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow ...

The Republican Party's Science and Technology Policy Platform ...
By Ronald Bailey
So what does the official Republican Party Platform have to say about science and technologypolicy in various areas? Research and Development .... Ronald Bailey Parses the GOP Platform's Sci-Tech Policy Planks. Ronald Bailey, I rename ...
Reason.com


Back to School: Summer Ends as Tech Giants Get Ready for Device ...
By Kara Swisher
Of course, this is all due to the event Apple announced today for September 12 to introduce the iPhone 5, a fact that the tech giant was not even bothering to hide in its invite with a big 5 in the shadow of the 12. Those clever imps at Apple are probably snickering away today at their Cupertino, ... AllThingsD.com is a Web site devoted to news, analysis and opinion ontechnology, the Internet and media. But it is different from other sites in this space. It is a fusion of different media styles, ...
AllThingsD


Today's Scuttlebot: Tech Stars' Mansions, and Kickstarter Refunds ...
By By THE NEW YORK TIMES
The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Tuesday's selection includes photos and price tags for the homes of 25 people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, Kickstarter ...
NYT Bits


Contour+2: Can this New Action Camera Finally Dethrone the GoPro?
Gizmodo
The Contour+2 is an upgraded version of the company's action-cam flagship, the Contour+. Having always played second fiddle to the ubiquitous GoPro, Contour is seeking to entice buyers with a slew of new social media and smartphone features to finally ...

FBI disputes claims of hackers' Apple data breach
Newsday
Business Newsday Print Aa FBI disputes claims of hackers' Apple data breach Published: September 5, 2012 9:36 AM By The Associated Press LOLITA C. BALDOR (Associated Press) (AP) -- The FBI on Tuesday disputed a computer hacker group's claim that it ...

Apple's iPhone, plus reveals from Nokia, Motorola, Amazon, HTC coming this month
Washington Post
Technology watchers' calendars got a little fuller Tuesday, with Apple's confirmation that it will hold a major press event on Sept. 12 — believed to be the launch of its next iPhone. But even without Apple's event, September is shaping up to be a busy ...

Analyst: iPhone 5 sales could hit 10 million in first week
ZDNet
Summary: Apple has managed to increase, often double, its previous sales targets during the first week and weekend of each smartphones' launch. With estimates of 6-10 million sold in the first week; actually, it's quite plausible.

Samsung's Galaxy S III takes top smartphone crown . . . for now
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Comments(1) | E-mail | Print Samsung Galaxy S IIISince it was released, Apple's iPhone 4S has been the best-selling smartphone in the United States. But according to a research note by Canaccod Genuity's Michael Walkley, in August that crown was ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

On Our Radar: Making Way for the Shuttle
New York Times (blog)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES Plans to parade the space shuttle Endeavour through the streets of South Los Angeles have stirred objections because 400 trees would have to be removed to clear the path from the airport to the California Science Center.

Oracle's Java Patch Not Enough to Stop Hackers
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot Despite Oracle's recent Java security patch, hackers found a way into the program and conducted email phishing campaigns directed at Microsoft and Amazon users. Researchers at the SANS Institute's Internal Storm Center (ICS) and ...

Samsung Galaxy S2 available at Wal-Mart with no annual contract
CNET
Offered through T-Mobile, the new plan offers unlimited Internet access and texting for just $30 a month and no annual subscription. by Lance Whitney T-Mobile subscribers can now pick up a Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone through Wal-Mart with no annual ...

Angry Birds spinoff 'Bad Piggies' set to launch this month
TechSpot
By Shawn Knight The roles have been reversed in Rovio's upcoming mobile game set to launch later this month. That's right; this time around it's those evil pigs that are taking center stage in a new game called “Bad Piggies”, a spinoff of the popular ...

Dawn craft to depart asteroid for dwarf planet
The Seattle Times
By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer After spending a year gazing at Vesta, NASA's Dawn spacecraft was set to cruise toward the most massive space rock in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter - a voyage that will take nearly three years.

T-Mobile USA turns on Unlimited 4G Data
SlashGear
T-Mobile USA has switched on its unlimited 4G data plans, using the new tariffs to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Announced in August, the new “Unlimited Nationwide 4G Data” plan is now available in stores, with no overage charges, no throttling, ...

SlashGear

A pale green tinge for US presidential campaign
Reuters
By Deborah Zabarenko | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When it comes to the environment, the presidential contest has offered sharply contrasting images: Barack Obama posing beside an Iowa wind turbine and Mitt Romney standing in front of an Ohio coal mine.

RadioShack starts selling its own brand of pre-paid wireless phones and ...
Dallas Morning News (blog)
By Maria Halkias/Reporter RadioShack stores begin selling the retailer's own brand of pre-paid wireless service and phones today. The Fort Worth-based consumer electronic chain's partner in the new venture is Leap Wireless International's Cricket ...

News Summary: Murata Develops Tiniest Capacitor
ABC News
GOING SMALL: Japanese electronics maker Murata has developed the world's tiniest version of a component known as the capacitor. WHAT IT DOES: Capacitors, which store electric energy, are used in just about every type of gadget — smartphones, laptops, ...

ABC News

Huawei in cybersecurity pledge: 'We're not Chinese spies'
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Chinese telecoms maker Huawei has issued a report pledging to never co-operate with spying or espionage, refuting claims that it may have links to the Chinese government. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | September 5, 2012 -- 14:04 GMT ...

Fewer people using voice mail service
northwestohio.com
by China Sellers The behavioral shift is occurring in tandem with the irreversible fading of voice calls in general, according to USA Today. / WNWO file Voice mail is slowly becoming a thing of the past, according to data prepared for USA Today.

Razer's $2500 “Blade” Gaming Laptop Just 6.6 Pounds, 0.88 Inches Thick
Manolith
With kids headed back to the classroom, it's only natural that parents should spend thousands of dollars on new clothes, school supplies, and tech devices. If you're one of the millions of students who will start the school year with a new laptop, ...

World of Warcraft: Analysis of Patch 5.0.4
Gaming Illustrated
We're giving away two copies of QUICK on Bluray. No purchase necessary to enter! ENTER HERE World of Warcraft received an update last week when Blizzard released Patch 5.0.4 this past Tuesday, August 28 th . This patch implements almost all of the new ...

Notification in iOS 6 beta hints at iBooks for Apple TV
Apple Insider
By AppleInsider Staff An error message displayed in the latest beta of iOS 6 for Apple TV suggests that support for iBooks may be coming to Apple's set-top box. After downloading an e-book from Apple's iBookstore, an Apple TV tied to the same iTunes ...

Aliens: Colonial Marines will include playable female characters for co-op ...
Neoseeker
During a panel at this past weekend's PAX Prime, Gearbox confirmed that Aliens: Colonial Marines wouldn't be an all-boys affair. Jennifer Redding, a lady character in the game, will be playable in co-op, and multiplayer will include customizable female ...

Hackers increasingly targeting Apple computers
KTAR.com
By Jim Cross Windows PCs have been the main target of hackers but Apple computers are becoming more popular. Ken Moskowitz with the Data Doctors said Mac owners have had the false notion that they were beyond the reach of hackers.

4 juvenile pilot whales undergo treatment after becoming stranded in Florida ...
Washington Post
MIAMI — Experts and volunteers are treating four young pilot whales that beached on Florida's Atlantic coast. The juvenile whales were among 22 short-finned pilot whales that beached Saturday at Avalon State Park Beach. The whales were still receiving ...

Intel to Slash Energy Use by Chips
Wall Street Journal
By SHARA TIBKEN Intel Corp. expects to slash the energy consumption of its flagship chip line by 41%, the Silicon Valley company's latest move to make mobile computers thinner and operate longer on a battery charge. A Dell XPS Duo 12 Ultrabook, ...

Wall Street Journal

Apps Will Channel US$36 Trillion in Revenues Through Our Mobile Devices - Can ...
Sacramento Bee
By Delta Partners Half of the world's GDP is being transformed by a new value chain built on affordable bandwidth and the foundations of OS/Apps. As 2.5 billion people gain access to the Internet through mobile devices, apps are reinventing industries ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs. LG Intuition: Phablet Face-Off
PC Magazine
By Alex Colon Now that the LG Optimus Vu is finally making its way stateside, in the form of the rebranded LG Intuition for Verizon Wireless, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note II won't be the only phablet in town. But which one is the bigger deal?

iPhone 5 on shopping list of majority of iPhone 4 owners
CNET
Almost three out of four current iPhone 4 owners plan to buy the next-generation iPhone, says a poll conducted by TechBargains.com. by Lance Whitney The next iPhone device, which many are calling the iPhone 5, is being eyed by a hefty number of iPhone ...

Wolfram|Alpha Offers Personal Facebook Analytics
AllFacebook
The list of companies that offer analytics for businesses on Facebook seems to expand on a daily basis, but data analyzer Stephen Wolfram and his company, Wolfram|Alpha, are offering Facebook users a detailed look at their personal analytics on the ...

The great chestnut trees of Europe are dying
The Tand D.com
55 minutes ago • AP Visit the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris and chestnut trees greet you as you wander among graves of luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison. When Anne Frank was in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, ...

New Intel Core I7 Extreme Edition Chip Cracks 3GHz Barrier
PCWorld
By Agam Shah, IDG News Intel has started shipping 21 new processors for laptops and desktops, including a new Core i7 chip with a base clock speed of 3GHz, a new high for the company's mobile processors based on the Ivy Bridge microarchitecture.

AT&T Introduces Pantech Flex
StocksandShares.TV
AT&T (NYSE:T) has added the Pantech Flex smartphone to its Simplicity Seeker line of smartphones. The device is available from Sept. 16 for $49.99 with a two-year contract. The phone runs on AT&T (NYSE:T)'s 4G LTE network. The device features 'easy ...

HP's Open webOS project complete as platform beta goes live
Pocket Gamer.Biz
by James Nouch HP's move to make webOS open source is close to being fully realised, with the company announcing the beta version of 'Open webOS' has now gone live. The beta release – which comes eight months after the platform behind both Palm ...

Google improves services at Google Play store
TopNews Arab Emirates
It has been noticed that Google has always tried to perform better and this time also it seems to be the same. It has been found that Google has been working hard to improve its service at the Google Play store. In the past, Google Play store has ...

TopNews Arab Emirates

Warming Earth Boosts Biodiversity: Research
iTechPost
By Sangeeta Mukherjee | September 4, 2012 1:52 PM EDT A study by the University of York, Glasgow, and Leeds scientists revealed that biodiversity on Earth generally increases as the planet warms. The team analyzed the marine fossil and geological ...

iTechPost

Measuring the global web: which country comes out top?
Memeburn
By Lauren Granger: Staff Reporter It seems that Sir Tim Berners-Lee has just quantified the web. While the idea of developing a system to measure the value and impact of the great WWW would appear to be equal parts awe-inspiring and difficult to most ...

Memeburn

Russia makes own 'secure' Android-like tablet
GMA News
With backing from its government, Russia has produced a “secure” tablet computer for the use of state industries and government officials, a security vendor reported Wednesday. Sophos reported the project stemmed partly from the Russian government's ...

What the Samsung 'hijack' tells us about the complicity between tech ...
Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
By Mic Wright Tech business Last updated: September 5th, 2012 Somewhere in the email archives of a PR firm that worked for Samsung in the 2007, there is a message branding me as “uncooperative”. It also calls the rest of the British journalists on the ...

Starry-Eyed Apple Watchers Await iPhone 5
MacNewsWorld
By Rachelle Dragani The anticipated launch of the iPhone 5 has many Apple fans in wait-and-see mode, according to analysts. "Not only are we seeing consumer sentiment around the 4S drop but we are also seeing lower buzz volume as well, ...

Is Acer set to launch six smartphones in 2013?
PluggedIn
By Dale Lovell Wednesday September 5, 2012 Fresh from the rumoured news that RIM are set to launch six BB10 devices, Acer president Jim Wong is said to have confirmed that the firm are planning to deliver six smartphones to the market in 2013.

PluggedIn

MP urges greater coverage of science on TV
BBC News
Concerns have been raised that public service broadcasters are not doing enough to cover science in TV programmes. During a short Westminster Hall debate on 4 September 2012, the Labour MP for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah, said surveys showed that ...

BBC News

D-Link NAS integrates with smartphones and stores up 16TB
Network World
By Mikael Rickna$?s, IDG News Service D-Link's latest addition to its network-attached storage portfolio, the Cloud Storage 4000, can store up to 16TB of data which can be accessed remotely using smartphones or tablets. But the company offers few cloud ...

Columnist: We should use resources to explore endless universe
UTA The Shorthorn
by Jack Simmons When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, it was called “A small step for man, a giant leap for mankind.” It was one of the defining moments of the human race's advancement. Starting as simple cavemen, we left the home we have inhabited ...

3 Ways Arctic Meltdown Threatens the Whole World
Huffington Post
This is how an ecosystem dies. The extent of summer sea ice across the Arctic recently reached the lowest point on record, according to satellite measurements from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. If the polar meltdown continues at this pace, ...


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