04 October 2012

Ad industry blasts Microsoft over Do Not Track defaults in IE 10

Ad industry blasts Microsoft over Do Not Track defaults in IE 10
Summary: In an open letter, an influential US-based lobbying group for the advertising industry has sharply criticized Microsoft's decision to enable Do Not Track as the default setting in Internet Explorer 10. A US-based organization representing the ...

Apple Suppliers Begin Producing Smaller Version of iPad
Wall Street Journal
Google in July introduced the Nexus 7, with a 7-inch screen and a price of $199.Amazon last month released the latest models of its Kindle Fire tablets, with the entry-level model priced at $159. Apple's newest iPad, released in March, starts at $499.

Wall Street Journal

Google withdraws US patent complaint against Apple
Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility has dropped a complaint of patent infringement against Apple without explanation. In a brief filing with the International Trade Commission on Monday, Motorola Mobility said it was dropping ...

3XSQ: Google more valuable than Microsoft
Alert icon. Sign in or sign up now! Alert icon. Loading... Published on Oct 2, 2012 by ReutersVideo. Oct 2 - Tech titan Google has become the third-most valuable public company, surpassingMicrosoft as Bing struggles to compete in the search engine arena.

Google vs. Apple Maps: Big-Data Battle, Cloudy Clash
Apple decided to replace Google Maps with Apple Maps in iOS 6, reportedly because Googlewouldn't license its turn-by-turn navigation service, a popular feature in Android phones. But it's been challenging for Apple to compete against Google in this ...

Google Wallet for content: Google's latest plan to nickel-and-dime us on the Web
The search engine giant is experimenting with a new business initiative called Google Wallet for content. Google Wallet for content will let people pay for premium content -- that is, pay for access to web articles -- using the Google Wallet mobile ...

Samsung: Foreman Misconduct Tainted Apple Case
Samsung has a “substantial strategic relationship” with Seagate and the lawyer who filed the complaint against Hogan is married to an attorney who works for the firm that represented Samsung in the trial against Apple, the Suwon, South Korea-based ...

Microsoft Co-Founder Loves Windows 8, But Expresses Some Concern
Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, was on the company's board of directors through 2000. He's seen some things, and he knows Microsoft better than most. That's why it was a joy to find that he wrote a lengthy piece on Windows 8 and its many strengths ...

Why Microsoft developers need to unionize
To bring you up to speed, Microsoft announced that access to the Windows Phone 8 (WP8) SDK would not be made public, but that developers could apply for early access. The caveat? Only developers with Windows Phone 7 (WP7) apps in the Windows ...

Apple's iPhone 5 in Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog
Apple has been highly vocal about defending its intellectual property from misuse and violations. Moreover, any advantage for Apple could act as a stumbling block for Samsung and curb the proliferation of Google Inc. 's ( GOOG ) Android operating ...

Google Warns of New State-Sponsored Cyberattack Targets ...
On Tuesday, Google alerted tens of thousands of its users that they may be the victims of a state-sponsored cyberattack. By Tuesday afternoon, several American journalists and foreign policy experts had already taken to Twitter to say they ...
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Apple Turning to Select Retail Store Employees to Help Improve ...
By Eric Slivka
Apple is reportedly aggressively hiring former Google Maps employees in its efforts to quickly improve its new mapping services, but much of the criticism has related to incorrect point-of-interest locations and other data best verified in the field ...
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Microsoft Invites A Rapper To Perform At Its Atlanta Store, It Turns ...
By Jay Yarow
He jumped on a table with computers said an obscenity and then Microsoft cut him off. ... Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten. | Google Glasses: Why I'm Not Buying The Hype. We're hearing many great stories about.
Business Insider

Google withdraws recent ITC complaint in Motorola v. Apple case ...
By Donald Melanson
Well, here's a bit of a surprise in the ongoing spate of Apple-focused patent disputes. Google'sMotorola Mobility subsidiary has now formally withdrawn its most recent complaint against Applewith the ITC, which was just filed on August 17th ...

Apple Debuts New 'Add to Passbook' Badge For Businesses ...
By Matt Brian
Apple has launched a new 'Add to Passbook' badge that allows businesses and retailers to deliver unified branding and alert users that it supports it. ... apple_mouse · Apple's Brand Dominates 2012,Google Passes Microsoft ...
The Next Web
T-Mobile Courts MetroPCS
New York Times
By WILLIAM ALDEN T-Mobile Courts MetroPCS | Deutsche Telekom of Germany, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, is in talks to buy MetroPCS, a deal that could be announced as soon as Wednesday, DealBook reports. The acquisition would help strengthen ...

Apple's mini iPad production ramping up, report says
Washington Post
The possibility of Apple releasing a smaller iPad seems a bit more likely, with a report Wednesday that the tablet is already on the production line. Apple suppliers are kicking into high gear for the project, according to a Wall Street Journal article ...

4G will arrive in UK by summer 2013 after mobile networks deal
The Guardian
The UK will have nationwide 4G services running on multiple networks by the end of next summer – six months earlier than originally proposed – under a deal sealed in a meeting between the networks and culture secretary Maria Miller on Tuesday night.

The Guardian

Microsoft TypeScript: the JavaScript we need, or a solution looking for a problem?
Ars Technica
by Peter Bright - Oct 3, 2012 1:30 am UTC For all JavaScript's prominence as the lingua franca of Web development, there are an awful lot of developers who don't like it a whole lot, and as a result, a great many efforts to produce something better.

Samsung Galaxy S3 sales hot despite iPhone 5
In the face of the iPhone 5 and the recent legal verdict against Samsung, the S3 is still enjoying huge demand, says mobile analytics firm Localytics. by Lance Whitney Samsung's Galaxy S3 isn't being thwarted by little things like the iPhone 5 or jury ...

Acer readies super-thin Aspire S7 Touch Ultrabooks for Windows 8 launch
Summary: The new laptops may be less than half an inch thick, but there's nothing svelte about their pricing, as the S7 starts at $1199. By Sean Portnoy for Laptops & Desktops | October 3, 2012 -- 12:40 GMT (05:40 PDT) Ultrabook sales have disappointed ...


Power7+ chips debut in fat IBM midrange systems
By Timothy Prickett Morgan • Get more from this author IBM has taken the wraps off the first of its Power Systems machinery to make use of its cache-heavy Power7+ processors, and as El Reg anticipated from the hints in the announcement invitation put ...

Windows 8 in the enterprise: Fragmentation and deployment
Summary: As we get closer to the launch of Windows 8 and more information is released about the new OS and new devices supporting it, the dreaded "F" word comes to mind. By James Kendrick for Mobile News | October 3, 2012 -- 12:15 GMT (05:15 PDT) The ...

RackSpace announces OpenStack training and certification program
Summary: Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the data center with just your magic wand and a prayer, RackSpace steps up and gives you something substantial to work with: Training and certification on OpenStack. By Ken Hess for Virtually ...

Logitech Refreshes Universal Remote Line With Harmony Touch
PC Magazine
By Will Greenwald Logitech today unveiled the Harmony Touch, its first Harmony universal remote control in several years and a return to the touch screen and button format. The Logitech Harmony Touch is a new remote control that greatly simplifies the ...

Apple Maps uses less data than Google Maps, says study
The new Maps app consumes five times less data than does its Google rival, says analytics firm Onavo, a bonus for subscribers on a strict data plan. by Lance Whitney Apple Maps has taken it on the chin for its faulty data, but a new study cites one ...

New York Times and Burberry join the HTML5 brigade
The Guardian (blog)
Two more well-known brands have launched HTML5 mobile sites as an alternative to native apps. The New York Times and Burberry join an increasingly long list of high-profile companies serving their customers through the browser as well as the app stores ...

The Guardian (blog)

FreedomPop's Free Mobile Data Plans: What You Need to Know
By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | October 3, 2012 | + A new company called FreedomPop is offering something that seems too good to be true: 500 MB of free mobile data per month through your choice of a wireless hotspot or USB stick.


Angry Birds Creator Has First Original Idea
By Ryan RigneyEmail Author Until last Thursday, I had no faith in Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish developer behind Angry Birds . Life After Disc is a series exploring new development in digital gaming platforms, from app stores to browsers to ...

Executive order on cyber security builds steam amid criticisms
Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON – President Obama issued a proclamation Monday making October National Cyber Security Awareness Month. But with cyber security proposals stuck in Congress, the Obama administration is moving to do more than create an awareness month.

300000 Android 'Phones' Roam a Virtual Town
New York Times (blog)
By JOHN MARKOFF David F. Gallagher/The New York Times A cluster of 500 PCs at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, Calif., is running a complex simulation of cellphones in the wild. An air-conditioned data center at Sandia National Laboratories...

New York Times (blog)

Mapping a Path Out of Steve Job's Shadow
By Brad Stone, Adam Satariano, and Peter Burrows on October 03, 2012 Like all companies, mighty Apple (AAPL) is not immune to bungling a new product, though its apologies haven't always seemed heartfelt. After slashing the price of the first iPhone by ...

Plans to print a gun halted as 3D printer is seized
BBC News
A US project to create a printable gun has been derailed after the company supplying the 3D printer withdrew it. In a letter published on the Wiki Weapon website, Stratasys said that it did not allow its printers "to be used for illegal purposes".

NTT Docomo demos pressure sensitive Grip UI for smartphones
NTT Docomo is using the CEATEC Japan 2012 show this week to show off a few of its concept products and features, one of which is a new way of interacting with a smartphone called Grip UI. Being a Japanese company, NTT Docomo is very sensitive to the ...


The Pirate Bay down in extended outage
By Julianne Pepitone @CNNMoneyTech October 2, 2012: 4:24 PM ET When The Pirate Bay goes down, a significant chunk of the Internet's piracy infrastructure goes down with it. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Popular torrent hub The Pirate Bay suffered an extended ...

Second-gen Nest thermostat is smarter, slimmer, trilingual
Mother Nature Network (blog)
Say hello — or bonjour or hola — to the second-generation Nest Learning Thermostat, a remarkably intuitive household helper that boasts sleek new looks and increased compatibility. Less than a year after Nest Labs — the Google Ventures-funded Silicon...

Mother Nature Network (blog)

NASA and Apple Alums Build a Perfect Coffeemaker — At a Price
Think your fancy one-cup-at-a-time home coffeemaker is impressive? Meet the ultimate coffee making machine — the Blossom One Limited, which boasts the ability to brew java at the "perfect" temperature. But this cup of joe is going to cost you — $11111 ...

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Apple ...
Chicago, IL – October 3, 2012 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in ...

What Will Ice-Free Arctic Summers Bring?
Living Green Magazine
By David Biello for Scientific American All told, since 1979, the Arctic sea ice minimum extent has shrunk by more than 50 percent—and even greater amounts of ice have been lost in the corresponding thinning of the ice, according to the US National ...

HTC One X+: Top Significant Changes Over HTC One X
Latinos Post
By Staff Reporter | First Posted: Oct 03, 2012 08:03 AM EDT (Photo : HTC) As the holiday season approaches, all leading smartphone makers are introducing better, more improved devices to tap the period and make the most out of it.

Latinos Post

New project aims to upload a honey bee's brain into a flying insectobot by 2015
Every once in a while, there's news which reminds us that we're living in the age of accelerating change. This is one of those times: A new project has been announced in which scientists at the Universities of Sheffield and Sussex are hoping to create ...

Supersonic dive could make space safer for tourists
New Scientist (blog)
Felix Baumgartner will definitely be going faster than a speeding bullet if all goes as planned next Monday, when the daredevil skydiver is slated to make his keenly awaited leap from a capsule 36 kilometres above the surface of the Earth.

New Scientist (blog)

Why Apple Being Sued Over Passbook Brings Back Unpleasant Memories Of Lodsys
Apple has been sued over Passbook, newly discovered court documents show. The suit was filed by Ameranth, a San Diego company that wears its patents proudly on its sleeve (or the front page of its website, in a literal sense).


To Russia With Love: Zuckerberg Chats With Medvedev
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got some facetime with Russian Prime Minister Dimitri Medvedev on Monday, as part of a trip to boost the social network's standing in the country. Russia is the world's ninth-largest country by total population, ...


Mission impossible: Making the green car cool
In one of the most tumultuous times in the auto business, Henrik Fisker is on a personal quest to make environmentally friendly vehicles sexy. by Brian Cooley Join us for a real inside tour of the Fisker Automotive design center.

Nokia Makes Deal With Oracle and 4 Heavily Traded Shares Trading Today
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
By Leah Powell | More Articles Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) is considering an increase to the use of its mapping software, and it also revealed a new deal with Oracle Corp. which should provide Oracle's stable of customers access to Nokia's growing map ...

Google launches Web site tag manager
PC World Magazine
Aiming to reduce the administrative overhead of both Web administrators and digital marketers, Google has launched a service that will manage their website tags. The tag management system could aid in organization's digital marketing efforts and, ...

Will a Supercomputer on the Moon Happen?
Wired (blog)
Should we build a supercomputer on the moon? It would be a mammoth technical undertaking, but a University of Southern California graduate student thinks there's a very good reason for doing this: It would help alleviate a coming deep-space network ...

Wired (blog)

Google Spring Cleaning Continues into the Fall
By Dan Berthiaume (@DanBerthiaume1) Oct 2, 2012 Although the calendar has flipped to October and, at least in New England, the leaves are starting to change color, Google is still avidly pursuing a strategy of “spring cleaning.

AMD A10-5800K Trinity APU Review
By Steven Walton on October 3, 2012 We first laid hands on AMD's Fusion series last February when we reviewed the 18W dual-core Zacate APU, formally known as the E-350. Designed for netbook-like applications, the Zacate APUs brushed aside existing ...

New data shows undecided voters view climate change as factor in choosing ...
Public Radio International PRI
Ice in the Arctic region is melting swiftly, just one of many signs of climate change. (Photo courtesy of NOAA.) Yale's Project on Climate Change Communication set out to see how the environment, specifically global warming, might influence undecided ...

AOL ropes in Google to make money from its videos
By Lawrence Latif INTERNET MEDIA OUTFIT AOL has deferred to Google's Youtube service when it comes to making money on streaming videos from its many online media outlets. AOL is desperately trying to reinvent itself as an online publisher by buying ...

Toyota's Insect EV: Car or gadget?
EE Times
NEW YORK – First-time exhibitor Toyota came to Japan's largest consumer electronics show, CEATEC, this week to show off its single-seater electric vehicle named “Smart Insect.” The Insect features gull-wing doors and is trapped in a body similar to ...

EE Times

Android malware builds 3D model of user's environment
By Kevin McCaney If government agencies needed another reason to be wary of allowing cameras into sensitive areas, a research team at Indiana University has a good one. The team, led by Robert Templeman, who also works at the Naval Surface Warfare ...

NASA Multi-Tasks With Contractors In Prep For Upcoming Jaunt To ISS
SatNews Publishers
[SatNews] “...They are significant milestones in our effort to return space station resupply activities to the United States and insource the jobs associated with this important work.” Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its ...

SatNews Publishers

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Scaling in the Cloud
SYS-CON Media (press release)
By Liz McMillan As your datacenter needs more capacity, you're thinking about going to the cloud. What are the key considerations to help plan for the needed capacity over time? And how can the cloud best work with your existing applications?

SYS-CON Media (press release)

Dog Hitches 110-Mile Ride in Truck Engine During Heat Wave
A Southern California man drove 110 miles from Chino to Orange to Camp Pendleton to San Clemente on Monday while unknowingly carpooling with a mixed Keeshond dog. It wasn't until Jaime Magana stopped for lunch during his trek that he realized he was ...


The Lockitron Is Keyless Living As It Ought To Be
Gizmodo Australia
Imagine never having to say the words: 'Oh shit. I forgot my keys', with the various expletives that invariably follow. Imagine if you could just grab your phone and use it as the device for taking photos of your food and opening your house.

Australia admits neglect of Great Barrier Reef
Channel News Asia
SYDNEY: The Australian government admits the Great Barrier Reef has been neglected for decades after a study showed it has lost more than half its coral cover in the past 27 years. Environment Minister Tony Burke said research released Tuesday by ...

A New Tech Generation Defies the Odds in Japan
New York Times
As Japan's aging tech giants like Sony and Panasonic continue to falter, a new generation of Japanese technology entrepreneurs is stepping up. While their numbers are small compared to those in the United States, they are turning to a bevy of start-up...

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