19 September 2012

Tech Startups Reinvent Basic Business Models

Tech Startups Reinvent Basic Business Models
InformationWeek
But TechCrunch Disrupt panel shows that the action today is in enterprise tech. ... He is co-founder of MediaArchitechs, which offers strategic product, content and business development consulting totechnology-driven media companies. He can be reached ...

Plantronics Voyager Legend: First Take
ZDNet
Summary: The Voyager Legend is a surprisingly comfortable and ergonomic boom-mic Bluetooth headset. It delivers excellent audio quality and has several clever features, but some may still find it too bulky and too expensive.

ZDNet

Apple: iPhone 5 preorders topped 2M in 24 hours
Businessweek
Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in their first 24 hours, more than double the amount of its predecessor over the same period. Since Apple started taking iPhone 5 orders on its website at 3 am EDT on Friday, buyers who have a two-year service ...

LG pins hopes on flagship, $900 Optimus G smartphone
Fox News
SEOUL, South Korea – LG Electronics will launch the Optimus G smartphone next week in South Korea, pinning high hopes on the new Android device to help revive its loss-making mobile business. LG said Tuesday that the Optimus G will go on sale in Japan ...

Samsung downplays rumors of Galaxy S4 for early 2013
CNET
The company takes to Twitter to pour cold water on what it says are overheated reports of a March 2013 release for the next Galaxy S phone. by Lance Whitney Consumers awaiting Samsung's Galaxy S4 may face a longer wait than reported yesterday.

NASA working on faster-than-light drive capable of WARP TEN
Register
By Lewis Page • Get more from this author A top NASA boffin has outlined ongoing lab experiments at the space agency aimed at first steps towards the building of a warp-drive spacecraft theoretically capable of travelling at 10 times the speed of light ...

Half Life remake Black Mesa now available for download
PCWorld
Alex covers desktops, everything from fancy to practical. He's also an avid (addicted) gamer and loves following the industry. When people think of great first-person shooters they typically recall Doom and Unreal Tournament.

Ford Hopes New Fusion Will Be Its Camry Killer
ABC News
Ford hopes the redesigned 2013 Fusion will finally be its Camry killer. The Fusion has become Ford's best-selling car since it went on sale in 2005, and it's one of the top sellers in the country. But Ford hopes the sexier styling, improved fuel ...

Researchers race time to tag great white sharks off Cape Cod
Fox News
CHATHAM, Mass. – The scientists and fishermen on board the Ocearch, a repurposed crabbing vessel, received word that their scouting boat had hooked a great white shark, sparking a flurry of activity. They were about to get up close and personal with ...

As the Microsoft developer world turns: Guidance for the perplexed
ZDNet
Summary: Looking for .Net platform guidance in developing apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 and other Microsoft platforms? Here's a starting point. Microsoft is in the midst of launching a host of new operating systems and tools ...

Judge Koh: Galaxy Tab 10.1 Injunction Stays in Place
The Mac Observer
Judge Lucy Koh, the Federal Judge overseeing Apple and Samsung's mobile device patent infringement lawsuit, ruled on Monday that the injunction blocking sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet will remain in place. Samsung had hoped to convince the Judge...

The Mac Observer

Motorola introduces Razr I smartphone with Intel chip
Telegraph.co.uk
Motorola claimed the new 2.0Ghz chips will allow battery life of us to 20 hours without charge, despite the phone's power-hungry Super Amoled 4.3” screen. The firm said the Razr I's battery was 40 per cent "more powerful" than that in an iPhone 4S, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Twitter overhauls profile pages to showcase photos
Telegraph.co.uk
The firm's chief executive Dick Costolo revealed the new look on American breakfast television today. It moves members' photo stream higher up on the left hand side and makes the thumbnail images bigger. Their existing profile picture, or avatar, ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Congressional Republicans Raise Questions About New York Investigations
New York Times (blog)
By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Congressional Republicans on Monday issued a letter to Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, raising questions about his investigations into private equity firms and politically active tax-exempt groups.

Obsidian's 'Project Eternity' is the latest Kickstarter success story
TechSpot
By Shawn Knight Obsidian Entertainment is the latest game developer to turn to public support to build a game rather than rely on a big name publisher. The company's latest effort is called Project Eternity and has already raised more than $1.5 million ...

Redesigning the HP Brand
Forbes
There's a much-watched You Tube bit by comedian Louis CK about someone making a mobile call, who pushes the phone's “call” button and becomes immediately impatient about how long it takes to get connected. Louis screams, “Give it a second, ...

Borderlands 2: PS3 vs. 360 gameplay comparison video
Computerandvideogames.com
By Tom Ivan for CVG UK We've put in the hours with Gearbox's customisation-heavy shooter sequel to bring you CVG's Borderlands 2 review, in which we said the game "is saved from XP strip-mining by a sharp sense of humour and a slick, ...

Enormous Roman mosaic found under farmer's field
Fox News
A giant poolside mosaic featuring intricate geometric patterns has been unearthed in southern Turkey, revealing the far-reaching influence of the Roman Empire at its peak. The mosaic, which once decorated the floor of a bath complex, abuts a 25-foot ...

German Watchdog Warns of Internet Explorer Breach
ABC News
The German government agency overseeing IT safety is warning of a security breach in Microsoft's Internet Explorer and recommending people use other browsers until the problem is fixed. The browser's "weak point is already being used for targeted ...

Look at This: We Can Zoom In On Individual Molecular Bonds
Discover Magazine (blog)
We've come a long way from the first glass-and-light optical microscopes. These days, scientists can focus on individual molecules using advanced methods like atomic force microscopy (AFM), where a miniscule probe feels out the details of a surface.

Discover Magazine (blog)

With iPhone 5 in hand, will the same old carrier do?
Salt Lake Tribune
When it comes to Apple's newest smart device, each network carrier has its pros and cons. By Vince Horiuchi For a lot of you, the initial question of whether to get the new iPhone 5 is a no-brainer. You're jumping in head-first and forking over $200 or ...

STATE: Volunteers clean up 320 tons of trash in annual Coastal Cleanup Day
Lake County News
Tens of thousands of volunteers spent last Saturday working to make beaches and waterways across California cleaner and safer. The 28th annual Coastal Cleanup Day – the state's largest volunteer event – took place on Saturday up and down the California ...

Microscopy Technique Shines Light on Microbial Diseases and Fertility
Kansas City infoZine
Researchers have developed a new way to observe and track large numbers of rapidly moving objects under a microscope, capturing precise motion paths in three dimensions. Washington, DC - infoZine - Over the course of the study researchers followed an ...

Google Acquires Photo Manipulation App Snapseed
AMOG
By Aki Libo-on The rivalry between Facebook and Google is heating up, following the search engine giant's acquisition of the Nik Software last Monday. Nik Software is the Germany-based company behind Snapseed, a popular iOS photo app.

Behold, The Very First Documentary Shot With Google Goggles
Co.Design
Remember when we said that Google Glass needed Gucci and Prada to reinvent its tech as cool? Well apparently they took the advice pretty literally. 'I felt completely free and totally unaware that I was filming or being recorded,' says von Furstenberg.

Co.Design

Fitbit Unveils Two New Products
Medgadget.com
by Scott Jung on Sep 18, 2012 • 8:42 am Smartphones may have dominated the news this week, but Fitbit, creators of the Fitbit Ultra smart fitness tracker and the Fitbit Aria smart wireless scale, today unveiled two new fitness trackers (which will both ...

Medgadget.com

Feds expand Hyundai Elantra air bag probe
Detroit Free Press
US safety regulators have added two model years to an investigation of an air bag problem with Hyundai Elantras that cut a car owner's ear in half. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will look into 2011 and 2013 Elantras in ...

Urban Planet: How Growing Cities Will Wreck the Environment Unless We Build ...
TIME
More and more people are moving into cities around the world—and those cities are getting bigger and bigger. The urbanization shift could wreck the environment—unless we can plan the transition. By Bryan Walsh | @bryanrwalsh | September 18, ...

TIME


Samsung announces production of 2GB LPDDR3 mobile memory, using 30nm-class ...
Phys.Org
Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry's first two gigabyte (GB), low power double-data-rate 3 (LPDDR3) memory, using 30 nanometer class technology, for next-generation mobile devices. Samsung started mass production of the ...

2012 hottest year on record for US, Washington has driest August yet
Q13 FOX
The first eight months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the continental United States since record keeping began in 1895. The summer period of June, July and August was the third hottest ever, the National Climatic Data Center reported Monday.

Rise of Windows 8 chips: first Intel, now AMD
DABCC.com
Chip giant Intel on Friday last week announced that it won't support Linux on its upcoming Clover Trail Atom processor. The very same day, AMD announced that it is concentrating on supporting Windows 8 with its upcoming AMD Hondo processor, ...

This Robot Could Transform Manufacturing
Technology Review
A smarter, safer new industrial robot could bring automation to new areas of manual work and help many US manufacturers regain a competitive edge. Get a grip: Baxter demonstrates a simple manufacturing task at Rethink Robotics' headquarters in Boston.

Technology Review

Tablet sales to hit 126 million this year: survey
AFP
WASHINGTON — Global sales of tablet computers are expected to surge to 126.6 million in 2012, driven by the iPad and rivals with a smaller format, a market research firm said Monday. The survey by IHS iSuppli predicted a robust 56 percent annual ...

AFP

Hot Jupiters buzz round sun-like stars in Beehive Cluster
Times LIVE
Astronomers have discovered two gas giant planets orbiting stars in the Beehive cluster, a collection of about 1000 tightly packed stars. The planets are the first ever found around sun-like stars in a cluster of stars. Such planets, even though they ...

Times LIVE

Lenovo buys US-based cloud computing co Stoneware
Times of India
HONG KONG: China's Lenovo Group said that it's buying small US software company Stoneware as it seeks to gain a foothold in the rapidly growing field of cloud computing. Lenovo, the world's second biggest maker of personal computers, did not say how ...

Buzzing into Bee Brains: DNews Nugget
Discovery News
Honeybee workers have two career choices in life: stay in the hive nursing larvae and grooming the queen, or explore the world for nectar and come back and dance out directions to other foragers. But bees aren't stuck in the same job for a lifetime.

MasterCard Opens PayPass UI to Developers
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot MasterCard on Monday released its Mobile MasterCard PayPass user interface software development kit (UI SDK) for the Android and BlackBerry operating systems. MasterCard has opened its network to issuers, mobile network operators, ...

Virginia Looks to Bolster Spaceport
Government Technology
Virginia reaffirmed its commitment to the commercial space flight industry on Sept. 17 as Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the launch of a new program that will include eight resupply missions to the International Space Station, a test flight and a ...

GDC Next announced as a successor to GDC Online, debuting next year
GamingBolt (blog)
GDC Next is the successor to GDC Online and along with the App Developers Conference, which is a brand new event as well. Both these events will debut on November 5th-7th next year at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Attendees will be able to sign up ...

GamingBolt (blog)

Climate change threat more real to those with perceived personal experience: study
Canada.com
By Misty Harris September 17, 2012 Climate change has sparked fears about the survival of the polar bear, seen in Churchill, Man., in this file photo. A new study has found that a feeling of 'personally experiencing' global warming heightens people's ...

Quiz: Test your Curiosity knowledge
Los Angeles Times
The most expensive wheeled vehicle in the solar system has started its drive across the surface of Mars. But how well do you know Curiosity? Let's find out. Continue exploring the world of Mars and the universe of knowledge at our Science Now blog.

Brain project predicts connections between neurons
AFP
WASHINGTON — Researchers said Monday a new computerized model of part of a rat's cortex predicts connections between neurons, which could help explain how the brains of mammals -- including humans -- work. "This is a major breakthrough because it would ...

AFP

Tesla Rises as Morgan Stanley Boosts Rating: San Francisco Mover
Bloomberg
Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA) rose the most in four months after Morgan Stanley boosted its rating on the electric-car maker to overweight, saying concerns that Model S production is increasing too slowly “are overdone.” The shares climbed 7.1 percent to ...

Alien Brown Snakes Help Spiders Overrun Guam
Slate Magazine (blog)
By Slate V Staff MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Attention arachnophobes and friends of Indiana Jones, this will totally ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Report: Military Buying Chevrolet Volt Electric Cars For US Bases
Automobile Magazine
The US military hopes it can reduce its overall emissions and fuel consumption by buying more electric cars for use on domestic bases. While they won't be used for tactical missions, the Army and Navy are slowly adding more units of the Chevrolet Volt ...

Automobile Magazine

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II – Unlocks And Weapon Levels Don't Reset When You ...
ZoKnowsGaming
Another week has begun and with it comes more exciting gaming news, this time from the goldmine of information that is Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Treyarch game design director David Vonderhaar, who has talked fans through the many features included in...


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