04 September 2012

Windows Phone 8 Launch Is Make-or-break Moment for Nokia

Windows Phone 8 Launch Is Make-or-break Moment for Nokia, Says Analyst
By Mikael Ricknäs, IDG News On Wednesday, Nokia and Microsoft are once again taking the stage together to launch Nokia's second-generation Windows Phones. Based on Windows Phone 8, they will have a new start screen, dual-core processors and improved ...

Cambodia Likely to Deport Pirate Bay Co-founder, Lawyer Says
PCWorld (blog)
By Loek Essers, IDG-News-Service:Amsterdam-Bureau Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who was arrested in Cambodia on request of the Swedish legal authorities; is likely to be deported by the Cambodian authorities, Svartholm Warg's lawyer ...

1 Million Apple Device IDs Leaked, 12 Million Total Stolen
One million Apple UDIDs (Universal Device IDs) were released to the public today, along with Notification Center tokens, device names, and device IDs, and while none of the data is personal information, it can potentially be tied back to device owners, ...

Tech Giants Expected To Debut Gadgets Before Apple : NPR
Business · Tech Giants Expected To Debut Gadgets Before Apple. Nokia, Motorola and Amazon are all expected to announce new hand-held devices this week. 

Nokia launches free music service for US Lumia owners
The new Nokia Music service will stream music from more 150 different playlists to users of Lumia handsets. by Lance Whitney Nokia's new Music app offers US Lumia owners their own free streaming service. Available as of today, Nokia Music kicks off ...

Verizon Intuition by LG brings 4G phablet fun on September 6
Verizon has officially unveiled the Intuition by LG, the carrier's LTE version of the 5-inch Optimus Vu phablet, with sales kicking off September 6. Priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the LG Intuition will come preloaded with the ...


PC industry reborn
At the IFA show in Berlin, radical new computer designs reveal an industry willing to try something besides tweak last year's model. by Stephen Shankland Sam Burd, global vice president of Dell PC group, shows off the XPS Duo 12, a convertible ...

When tech companies sue, they're not innovating
Daily Camera
Instead, he noted, patents in the information technology field have become competitive weapons. Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago, another critic of the patent process, tossed out an Apple lawsuit against Motorola in June ...
Warming To Boost Biodiversity: DNews Nugget
Discovery News
Earth's warming climate is likely to boost biodiversity... several million years from now. By comparing fossil trends over the last 540 million years, British paleontologists found that biodiversity takes a crash with widespread extinctions at the ...

Voyager 1 soars into uncharted space, 11 billion miles from the sun
Christian Science Monitor
Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space — the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other ...

Christian Science Monitor

Gallup Confirms: This Is Samsung Country
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Evan Ramstad And South Koreans really dislike the US jury decision on Aug. 24 that found Samsung Electronics Co. infringed Apple Inc . patents and assessed $1 billion in damages. Watercooler talk, newspaper editorials and Internet postings convinced ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Tigers Work the Night Shift in Nepal
In the forests of Nepal, daytime belongs to humans, but the night is the time of the tigers, a new study finds. The results may reveal how people and predatory cats manage to coexist. A two-year study of video from more than 70 motion-activated cameras ...

Beware Fake Microsoft And Amazon Emails Exploiting Java Security Vulnerability
When Oracle leaves a security flaw in one of the world's most widely used programs unpatched for four months and then issues a half-baked fix, the company is practically inviting cybercriminals to exploit its users en mass. Now that invitation has been ...

Samsung to Audit All of Its Suppliers in China
ABC News
Samsung said it plans to examine all of its Chinese suppliers for possible violations of labor policies. Samsung Electronics Co. said it will carry out audits of 105 Chinese companies that are its exclusive suppliers this month.

Radiation from 'solar whip' on Sun to hit Earth today
PTI | Updated: September 04, 2012 15:41 IST London: NASA scientists have discovered an eight lakh kilometer long 'solar whip' on the surface of the Sun and have warned that some radiation from it is headed for the Earth today.

Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Refreshed: Better Specs and $300 Price Cut
Mobile & Apps
Last year, Razer introduced the Razer Blaze gaming laptop, a notebook that packs a 17-inch display with some serious gaming power on the inside. As the serious as the specs were in the Razer Blade, it was criticized for being too under-powered for its ...

Mobile & Apps

Mass stranding of pilot whales on Fife coast
BBC News
Animal rescue experts have been called to a mass stranding of whales on the coast of Fife, Scotland. A total of 17 whales have died out of 27 that were stranded. The incident between Anstruther and Pittenweem in Fife involves pilot whales, ...
BBC News

Sony: Our Xperia S tab COPIED Samsung's slab ... on price
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author Sony has said it won't compete on price as it prepares another attempt to invade the tablet computer market. The Japanese firm is about to start flogging its latest fondleslab, the Xperia S, ...

Mars rover landing, Curiosity photos, video: Landing compared to impossible ...
How is the mission of the Curiosity Mars rover similar to the game of golf? A South African scientist working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab compared the landing to a champion golfer scoring a 10000km hole-in-one, according to zeenews.com Japie van Zyl ...


Ford to introduce C-Max hybrid in crowded field
Montgomery Advertiser
The 2013 C-Max hybrid headlines Ford's transformed lineup, one-third of which will feature a model with 40 mpg or more in 2012, building on the company's commitment to serving fuel-efficiency-minded customers. / Ford Today, hybrids and electric ...

Images from SDL-built WISE satellite show black holes, extreme galaxies
The Herald Journal
This image zooms in on the region around the first "hot DOG" (red object in magenta circle), discovered by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. Photo courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA. Posted: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: ...

BBC dishes out fanboi-only telly downloads ahead of ITV plans
By Brid-Aine Parnell • Get more from this author The BBC's mobile iPlayer app will now let users download content for watching later – provided they have an Apple device of course. Lucky fanbois can nab last night's episode of EastEnders or the latest ...

Our Views: Science guy's good advice
The Advocate
If state officials appear oblivious to the dangers of scientific malpractice in Louisiana classrooms, maybe they'll listen to Bill Nye. The mechanical engineer is known for his TV program, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” and he has now spoken out against ...

Understand Your Facebook Ecosystem With Wolfram|Alpha
Search Engine Roundtable
Stephen Wolfram announced that they now let you analyze your Facebook data and history with Wolfram|Alpha Facebook Analytics. It is pretty cool, but for some reason, it did not work for me. You go to Wolfram|Alpha and search [facebook report] and then...

Search Engine Roundtable

Samsung's advanced TVs go missing en route to Berlin
| SEOUL/BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Two of Samsung Electronics' advanced OLED television sets have gone missing while on their way to the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, the company said on Tuesday. The organic-light-emitting diodes (OLED) TVs ...

Lenovo Rises to Two-Week High on Brazil Expansion Plans
Lenovo Group Ltd. (992) rose to the highest in two weeks in Hong Kong trading after the world's second-largest computer maker said its chief executive officer will announce plans for expansion in Brazil tomorrow. Lenovo rose 1.2 percent to close at ...

2nd Spacewalk to take Tomorrow, informs NASA
French Tribune
In order to complete their incomplete work, astronaut Sunita Williams with her colleague will travel outside the International Space Station. The space walk, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow, will act as a second chance for both the astronauts...

French Tribune

Redesigned Hammer & Grifball Throwing Displayed in Halo 4 Video
Everyone's favorite sport in the Halo universe, Grifball, will be heading to 343 Industries' Halo 4 later this year with a slew of improvements and fresh ideas. This player-created mode has always been about working as a team to get the ball into the ...


Survey finds broad interest in an Apple TV
If an Apple Internet-connected TV proves to be more than a rumor, there appears to be a ready market. A survey out today finds that 88% of current Apple customers would be interested in buying an Apple television. More surprising, among non-Apple ...


Google Wants To Be Your Cable TV Provider, Sources Tell Analyst (GOOG, AAPL ...
San Francisco Chronicle
In July, Google became an Internet service and cable TV provider in Kansas City, rolling out a product called Google Fiber. Now, Capstone Analyst Rory Maher reports that "people close to the situation in Kansas City" say Google Fiber is moving beyond ...

Android continues European smartphone domination
The Android platform continues to dominate the European smartphone market, according to the latest data from research house Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Google's mobile OS has increased its market share by 20.2 per cent over the past year and now holds ...


REPEAT/Nintendo Fans Mark Kirby's 20th Anniversary with New Guinness World ...
MarketWatch (press release)
REDMOND, Wash., Sep 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nintendo fans found a spectacular way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic Kirby(TM) video game character. On Sept. 1 at the PAX Prime conference in Seattle, 536 attendees gathered together and ...

Cloud Provider Media3 Supports New Windows Server 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
BOSTON, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cloud Hosting company Media3 Technologies announced today that in tandem with the official launch by Microsoft, they are now fully supporting Windows Server 2012 for all of its cloud products.

Canada's Mackenzie River needs aid as climate "refrigerator"
By Alister Doyle | OSLO (Reuters) - Canada's Mackenzie River basin needs better protection as a vast northern "refrigerator" slowing global climate change, experts said on Monday. Canada's longest river also needs a unifying plan to oversee water ...

Remains, other items to be delivered to Ore. tribe
AP MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Human remains and funeral objects found in southwest Oregon more than 60 years ago are expected to be delivered to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde. The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/xG1uas ) that a local miner ...

Backyard power to fuel Bloomington couple's car
San Francisco Chronicle
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Jim and Tomi Allison's new Chevy Volt runs mostly on coal-powered electricity. But not for long. When they install solar electric, aka photovoltaic (PV), panels behind their house, their car will be running on sunshine — mostly ...

Miles to go
News & Observer
In 2025, 13 years from now, the average new vehicle sold in the US is slated to achieve a government-certified 54.5 miles per gallon. To motorists paying just shy of $4 per gallon in 2012, that sounds almost too good to be true. There must be a catch.

Four years with Google Chrome, and I'm never going back
By Tim Conneally Today is Labor Day in the United States. It's a federal holiday dedicated to the American workforce, celebrating, as the US department of labor puts it, the "contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being ...


Samsung shows of its first Windows 8 hybrid tablet PCs, Series 5 and Series 7 ...
News Pakistan
The same bundle of ports, USB, HDMI and connectivity options as Bluetooth, WiFi and Ethernet port with an adaptor are also available in the Series 7. With all this circuitry, the elder brother with more than Series 5 at 1.89 pounds when attached to the ...

News Pakistan

Ferrari Delivers First Tailor Made car in USA
Ferrari Tailor Made, the ultimate automotive personalization programme, has made its first delivery in North America with leading British golfer Ian Poulter taking delivery of a unique Ferrari FF that reflects his personality and design skills.


Small-business tech security can be had at lower costs
... Outlook Exchange e-mail server. Within weeks, e-mail spam began to inundate each employee's in-box, much of it carrying viral attachments or links to poisoned Web pages, recalls Joyce Sigler, Jones & Wenner's information technology vice president.

With New Hardware from Tech's Biggest Players, This Fall Is the ...
By Nathaniel Mott
With New Hardware from Tech's Biggest Players, This Fall Is the Most Exciting Since 2010. Post navigation. ← Previous. Smartphones and tablets are often praised for their utility. The ability to watch video, write, or listen to music isn't new, but ...

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