30 October 2012

Apple, Samsung control 106 percent of mobile industry's profits

Apple, Samsung control 106 percent of industry's profits
Controlling all of the mobile market's profits doesn't appear to be enough for Apple and Samsung anymore. Now they're actually generating more than 100 percent of the industry's earnings -- 106 percent, to be precise -- according to a report from ...

Google announces new Nexus tablets, smartphone
The Nexus 10 tablet, developed with Samsung, offers what Google calls the highest-resolution screen in the tablet marketplace at 300 pixels per square inch. That 2,560x1,600-pixel display will still get nine hours of video playback, Google says. And it ...

Pride: Apple's biggest weakness gives Amazon Kindle easy fire in the iPad mini ...
Computerworld (blog)
We all know Apple's decision to introduce a smaller iPad model is an attempt to limit growth of the Android-based tablet industry. This makes a reaction by Android device makers (including Amazon) inevitable. Google today had been expected to mount its ...

Poll: Scant demand for Microsoft's Windows 8
Sixty-nine percent of the poll's respondents expressed little or no interest in buying a Surface, which Microsoft is hoping will siphon sales from Apple Inc.'s pioneering iPad and other popular tablets such as Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire and Google ...

Google Said to Plan Mobile Devices in Challenge to Apple
Aside from Apple, Google also competes with Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp., which today is unveiling a new version of its software for smartphones and last week made its first foray into the hardware market with the release of the Surface tablet.

Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phone 8 Seeking Gains
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will unveil a new version of its software for smartphones today, redoubling an effort to regain market share lost to Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc. (GOOG). Nokia Oyj (NOK1V)'s Lumia 920, featuring a 4.5-inch (11-centimeter ...

What Microsoft should deliver at its BUILD developer conference
PCWorld (blog)
Build is a developer's conference, so Microsoft will be hosting a host of sessions on how to develop applications across a range of Microsoft operating environments that keeps getting more numerous. There's Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8 and ...

Google, eBay side with student in Supreme Court case on resale of books ...
San Jose Mercury News
The current case has attracted so much attention because it could affect many goods sold on eBay,Google and other Internet sites, and at Costco and other discount stores. The re-sale of merchandise that originates overseas often is called the gray ...

Nexus: The best of Google, now in three sizes | Official Google Blog
By A Googler
Just sign in with your Google Account and everything is there ready to go, whatever device you're using: photos, emails, contacts, bookmarks, even your entertainment on Google Play. Today, we're excited to announce three great new Nexus ...
Official Google Blog

Official google.org Blog: New Crisis Response maps feature ...
By Kate Parker
Already responsible for a reported 41 deaths across the Caribbean, late-season Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall again early this week on the East Coast of the United States. Some are calling the hurricane “Frankenstorm” due to ...
Official google.org Blog

Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Companion App For Syncing Media ...
By Natasha Lomas
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 event takes place later today -- where we expect to find out exactly how the integration between WP8, Microsoft's new mo.. ... Hot topics. Zuckerberg Interview · Apple · Facebook · Amazon · Twitter · Google ...

Microsoft adds WP8 app to Windows Store just in time for launch ...
By Steve Dent
It'll also let allow you to download phone apps and learn more about your device, while pulling off a trick we've saw first with Apple, then WP7 -- letting you track down your smartphone if it goes missing. You can grab it at the source, then all ...

Apple's New iPads and Planned Obsolescence in Devices ...
Now, companies like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google need to persuade consumers to buy new rectangles once a year. “This phenomenon happened to the TV manufacturers a few years ago. They all started to look the same: flat panels ...
NYT Bits

Livescribe Sky Wifi Smartpen
PC Magazine
Pros. Fuses written notes with voice recordings. Syncs automatically with Evernote via Wi-Fi. Cons Syncing eats up battery. Accessing notes in Evernote is confusing and clunky. Bottom Line. Livescribe's digital pens, which employ a unique combination of ...

Microsoft: We want 70 percent of the enterprise on Windows 7
Microsoft is aiming for 70 percent of enterprise PCs to run Windows 7 by the middle of 2013. windows 7 operating system deployment 2013 70 percent. According to The Register, sources close to the technology giant say Redmond HQ wants to make sure the ...

In Race for World's Fastest Supercomputer, US Lab Deploys Titan
National Geographic
In a breakthrough that harnesses video-game technology for solving science's most complex mysteries, a U.S. government laboratory today deployed Titan—the fastest, most powerful, and most energy-efficient of a new generation of supercomputers that ...

National Geographic

Verizon becomes sole home to Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia and Verizon have teamed up on an upcoming product launch. The companies announced today that Verizon will carry the Nokia Lumia 822. The Windows Phone 8-based handset comes with a 4.3-inch display and the Snapdragon S4 processor.

Rumor round-up: what Google may have announced at its event
Ars Technica
Google was slated to announce a slew of new products and features for the Android platform this morning in New York City. Then, a certain rogue super-storm caused those plans to gang agley. Still, there have been so many leaks and confirmations over the ...

Amazon Kindle Fire HD strategy could be Apple margin headache
Amazon Kindle Fire HD strategy could be Apple margin headache. Summary: Amazon's move to mock the iPad mini price on its home page illustrates how the company plans to use its hardware as consumption vehicle model to its advantage. Larry Dignan ...

Anonymous turns its attention toward Zynga
Zynga has been in the news a lot lately, but the recent layoffs at the beleaguered social games company have caught the attention of more than just the media. Anonymous isn't all too happy with Zynga at the moment, and it's planning to do something about ...

Man who claimed half of Facebook charged with fraud
TG Daily
Paul Ceglia - the man who tried to claim that he owned half of Facebook - was arrested on Friday and charged with mail and wire fraud that could see him spending 20 years behind bars. Ceglia famously claimed to have suddenly remembered that he owned ...

TG Daily

Philips hue iPad-controlled LED lightbulbs hands-on
Colored LED lighting that could be remotely controlled used to take professional installation and thousands of dollars; now, Philips' new hue system makes it as easy as screwing in a bulb. On sale on Tuesday – initially exclusively through Apple Stores – the ...


NOOK Simple Touch released in UK, NOOK HD and HD+ available for pre-order
While the device may be old news for those living in the states, Barnes & Noble's NOOK Simple Touch is now available for those who live across the pond in the UK. The regular model, as well as the Glowlight model, are now available to purchase. Plus, the...


Steve Jobs' yacht makes first public appearance
A YACHT ordered by the late Steve Jobs has made its first public appearance in the Netherlands, showing off modernist design that has always been a feature of Apple's products. Jobs' yacht named Venus reportedly was designed by Phillipe Starck, and ...


Hotline Miami creator offers help to Pirate Bay users
The co-creator of new indie hit Hotline Miami is lending advice to gamers who downloaded the game illicitly on The Pirate Bay. Hotline Miami Screenshot Jonatan Soderstrom posted a message on the game's torrent page, asking the Pirate Bay users to ...

IBM brings carbon nanotube-based chips one step closer to reality
Scientists at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. are making substantial progress on what is expected to be the successor to silicon-based microprocessors. Carbon nanotubes have been arranged on the surface of a silicon wafer to ...


Netflix shares up on Microsoft buyout rumor
Share value in Netflix rose more than 13 percent on Friday following a rumor that Microsoft was interested in purchasing the streaming video and DVD-by-mail outfit. Netflix will open on Monday at $69.58 per share, a much-needed boost considering it has ...

Frozen Treat: 2013 BMW M3 Frozen Limited Edition Comes in Three Flavors
MotorTrend Magazine
BMW's limited-edition frozen paint-scheme models just keep coming. With this latest ultra-exclusive model, the 2013 BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Edition, you choose from three matte-finish colors. Just 150 M3s will be available in the U.S., offered starting ...

MotorTrend Magazine

SpaceX capsule splashes down to Earth
SpaceX capsule splashes down to Earth. The privately-owned Space-X craft has landed in the Pacific Ocean after a three-week mission re-supplying the International Space Station. 560. 315. TelegraphPlayer_9640566 ...

Why Hurricane Sandy Is More Likely To Cause Gas Prices To Fall
Business Insider
Shut-ins at East Coat refineries appear to be causing gas prices to rise today. But Hurricane Sandy will likely cause oil and gas prices to drop as drivers avoid roads. The effect of what analysts refer to as "demand destruction" will likely be felt later this week, ...

Business Insider

Street Fight Daily: Google Tests Same-Day Delivery, Facebook's Local Hole
Street Fight
A roundup of today's big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology. Google Is Testing Same-Day Delivery for Shoppers (New York Times) Google is now in the same-day delivery business. In San Francisco, some people affiliated with Google ...

Join the MechWarrior Online open beta, starting today
Gaming Examiner
Piranha Games and Infinite Game Publishing have announced that players will have the opportunity join the open beta program for the eagerly awaited title 'MechWarrior Online. The beta is scheduled to start today and players are encouraged to register their ...

GameStop Opening GameStop Kids Stores
Cinema Blend
GameStop is planning to open several new locations this fall in order to maximize their sales during the holiday season. These new stores, called GameStop Kids, will specialize in selling children's games. Each location will carry a wide variety of ...

Cinema Blend

EA confirms Need for Speed: Most Wanted for Wii U
EA has finally confirmed a Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Although Nintendo has already listed the racing title in its 2013 Wii U line-up, EA was silent on the subject until now. An EA representative told Polygon, “We are very excited to deliver ...


As Sandy Approaches, Report Questions Whether We'll Know About the Next One
Insurance & Technology
October 28, 2012. About a year ago, I&T's Anthony O'Donnell asked: Could the insurance industry do what NOAA does? Well, it may have to, if a situation reported in The New York Times as Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast comes to pass.

Windows 8 Launches & Google Gets Nervous
Search Engine Roundtable (blog)
Friday, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to consumers. It is Microsoft latest operating system and one of their most significant changes to the operating system ever. Baked right into Windows 8 is searching the web using Bing. In fact, Bing has a video on how to ...

Install Ubuntu on a Nexus 7
If you're feeling experimental and you're willing to get your hands dirty to be on the bleeding edge, there's a version of Ubuntu available that'll run on the Nexus 7, and Canonical is looking for developers and testers to give it a whirl and make sure it works well ...

Indie Royale Halloween Bundle
Halloween is on its way in, and that means that we need games that will fit the mood. There are always a ton of choices out there, but wouldn't it be nice if there was a bundle specifically for this season? Indie Royale has you covered with the Halloween ...


LG Nexus 4 turns up in a bar, everyone gets déjà vu
TechRadar UK
Related stories. LG Nexus 4 leaks in official press shot · More LG Nexus 4 prototype details emerge · LG Nexus 4 SIM-free price and colour options possibly revealed. An LG Nexus 4 handset was apparently "lost" in a San Francisco bar by a Google employee ...

Moving beyond Hadoop for big data needs
Computerworld - Hadoop and MapReduce have long been mainstays of the big data movement, but some companies now need new and faster ways to extract business value from massive -- and constantly growing -- datasets. While many large ...

Samsung Galaxy Music shows up at O2 UK, will be launched in November
Unwired View
Officially announced by Samsung at the beginning of the month, the Galaxy Music is going to be available in the UK soon. O2 seems to be the first British network to confirm the handset's arrival. The Galaxy Music appears over at O2's official website, ...

Space shuttle Endeavour goes on public display
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The final home of space shuttle Endeavour is opening its doors to the public. Astronauts and schoolkids will be on hand Tuesday at the California Science Center in Los Angeles at the grand opening of its new shuttle display. Visitors to ...

IDC: Mobile phone market growth returns to 'healthy' status
IDC: Mobile phone market growth returns to 'healthy' status. Summary: In spite of a U.S. House Intelligence Committee hearing, Chinese telecoms giant and phone maker ZTE helped drive the third quarter in mobile phone shipments, according to research ...

How Social Media Will Affect the Election: [Infographic]
Living Green Magazine
Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account has probably noticed an increase in the number of political postings over the past few years. This is due, in part, to the explosive rise in social media outlets and users. But voters are not the only people who use ...

Living Green Magazine

How paintballing could save the Earth
TG Daily
Crazy as it sounds, an MIT scientist is proposing that, if a dangerous asteroid approaches the Earth, it could be deflected by firing paintballs at it. If timed just right, they say, pellets full of paint powder could be launched in two rounds from a nearby spacecraft, ...

TG Daily

Apple stock falls under $600 after holiday warning
Jamaica Gleaner
Apple's stock fell below $600 Friday for the first time in three months after the consumer electronics behemoth warned that costs of making new products will cut into profits in the holiday quarter. Apple's earnings for the latest quarter also missed expectations.

Mozilla sends Internet Explorer team cake over IE10 release
GMA News
"It's a tradition that had all but flickered out: the sending of cakes by Microsoft to Mozilla for major Firefox releases. It started downhill when Mozilla switched – a la Chrome – to smaller, more frequent releases," The Next Web article said. Last August, the baked ...

Hitman: Absolution Has a new Cinematic Trailer (Watch Here)
Hitman: Absolution, a new stealth game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix, has a new cinematic trailer that provides gamers with a better indication of Agent 47's undertakings. The trailer asks the question: "How many lives will you ...


Nintendo's Wii U: I'm pleasantly surprised with it
Stuff.co.nz (blog)
I have to admit that till two weeks ago, I hadn't given Nintendo's Wii U much of a second glance. I mean the new console's touch-screen GamePad sounded pretty cool but I hadn't devoted much thought to it. But now that I've played the Wii U, I've changed my ...

Stuff.co.nz (blog)

Two Stadiums in Two Weeks with Verizon Wireless
Rant Sports
I've been selected along with other bloggers by Verizon Wireless to participate in a promotion that allows me to use a Motorola DROID RAZR M on their 4G LTE Network. The past two weekends, I took in games in New York and Chicago. All of the photos ...

1m Facebook users' details sold for $5
A Bulgarian blogger, Bogomil Shopov, claims to have bought 1.1 million Facebook users' names, user IDs and e-mails via a social marketing site, for just $5. According to Shopov, after purchasing the details, he checked the data and found that most of the ...


Assassin's Creed 3 multiplayer supports in game micro-transactions
Assassin's Creed 3's multiplayer component will allow players to spend money "to acquire some game items, disregarding your current level". Assassins Creed 3 Screenshot The game allows players to purchase "Erudito" - named after a mystery group within ...

Hermit crabs are the animal kingdom's most dickish neighbors
Hermit crabs are the animal kingdom's most dickish neighbors Most of the time, hermit crabs live up to their names, keeping to themselves and refusing to socialize with each other members of their species nearby. But sometimes hermit crabs hang out... and ...

Apple opens new retail store in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley
Apple has opened a new store on University Avenue in Palo Alto, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, and less than two blocks from its previous retail location. According to PC Advisor, several hundred people lined up and began clapping and cheering ...

Phil Schiller: Optical drives were holding us back
TechRadar UK
Related stories. Apple VP: Apple does what PC competitors are 'afraid' to do · Apple reportedly wants to ditch Intel chips in Macs, hire its own SoC designer · Rumor: 2012 MacBook Pro gets SSD disk, bigger battery. Apple's Phil Schiller has explained the ...

Windows Store Revises Policy to Allow Adult Games
A few weeks ago, Microsoft told everyone that they would not allow content that had a rating over PEGI 16 OR ESRB Mature into their Windows Store. Due to the difference between the US' ESRB and Europe's PEGI rating systems, this meant that a lot of ...

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