08 October 2012

iPad Mini Unofficial Renderings and Release Rumors Surface

iPad Mini Unofficial Renderings Appear, Release Date Rumor Surfaces
By Nathan Eddy | Posted 2012-10-06 Email Print This week's iPad Mini rumors suggest the official launch of the device could come as early as Oct. 17, while leaked photos of the alleged 7-inch tablet show up on the Web. Just days after a Wall Street...


Review: Apple's maps app lets you follow the voice
News Courier
As complaints about it trickled in and Apple's CEO apologized, I was left wondering whether people were using the same app I was. Although it's not flawless or as good as Google's maps app on Android phones, Apple's new offering on the iPhone got me ...

Apple's Official iPhone 5 Camera Fix: Take a Different Picture
Apple's explanation of the problem, and its recommended fix, are equally short and frustrating. While not highlighting iPhone 5 specifically, the company acknowledges that "A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene ...

Why Apple should acquire Nokia
Business Insider
With a market cap of $10 billion for Nokia and Apple sitting on a cash pile of over $100 billion, the Cupertino giant could fund this from change it found in its couch. For the reasons listed above, I suspect that Google and Microsoft would also jump ...

Business Insider

Give Apple maps a chance
(CNN) -- A recent torrent of complaints has prompted Apple CEO Tim Cook to issue a public apology for the company's new maps app in the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, which previously relied onGoogle Maps. Addresses are not showing up correctly, public transit ...

Why a naked Apple would be a better company
Think of Google and how its workers are encouraged to dream up new products. In terms of its supply chain, Apple itself has huge transparency and visibility. It can see down through Foxconn all the way to suppliers two levels below. True, this ...

Amazon To Buy Corporate Headquarters In Seattle For $1.16 Bln
(RTTNews.com) - Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) said Friday that it has agreed to buy its 11-building office headquarters complex in Seattle, Washington for $1.16 billion. The online retailer will buy the campus for an investment company owned by Microsoft Corp.

Apple Is A 'Must Buy' Deep-Value Dividend Stock
Seeking Alpha
Where competitors offer specific parts for computers or smartphones -- such as just hardware from Dell (DELL), just software from Microsoft (MSFT), and just the Android smartphone operating system from Google -- Apple offers an integrated product ...

Apple extends iCloud storage upgrade for MobileMe users another ...
By James Trew
SEE ALL · Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS agree on $1.5 billion T-Mobile merger (updated). 3 days ago. Google withdraws recent ITC complaint in Motorola v. Apple case. 4 days ago. Tim Cook apologizes for Maps mess. 8 days ago ...

Apple posts support advisory to explain and ease - The Next Web
By Matt Brian
Apple has posted an advisory on its website to explain the purple haze issues some iPhone 5 owners believe they are experiencing. ... SKOREA-US-IT-INTERNET-GOOGLE · What Google+ Needs to Do to Kill Facebook · CDs, close up ...
The Next Web

Why Apple should acquire Nokia — TNL.net
By Tristan Louis
With a market cap of $10 billion for Nokia and Apple sitting on a cash pile of over $100 billion, the Cupertino giant could fund this from change it found in its couch. For the reasons listed above, I suspect that Google and Microsoft would also ...

Google pays tribute to physicist Niels Bohr with doodle - GMA Network
Search giant Google on Sunday paid homage to Nobel Prize winner physicist Niels Bohr, who had contributed immensely to our understanding of atomic structure and quantum mechanics.
GMA News Online

Microsoft DMCA Notice 'Mistakenly' Targets BBC, Techcrunch ...
By Ernesto
While these automated requests are often legitimate, mistakes happen more often than one might expect. In a recent DMCA notice Microsoft asked Google to censor BBC, CNN, HuffPo, TechCrunch, Wikipedia and many more sites. In another ...

Study: Mountain lions in Nev. migrating to Calif.
San Jose Mercury News
RENO, Nev.—Many mountain lions in Nevada are migrating westward to take up residence in California, according to a seven-year study. The findings ran counter to the expectations of researchers, who thought the cougars would have moved eastward from ...

Beijing Completes Air Quality Monitoring...
ABC News
Beijing authorities have completed a network of monitors that will more accurately measure air quality in the pollution-ridden city after being pushed into it by public pressure and reports from the US embassy. The Beijing Municipal Environmental ...

Leap of faith: 5 ways skydiving 120000 feet can kill you
Fox News
On Tuesday (Oct. 9), Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will ascend more than 120000 feet into the atmosphere inside a capsule attached to a helium balloon. Then, with nothing but a pressurized suit and a parachute, Baumgartner will jump out of the ...

Angry Birds To Partner With 'The Force'
On Friday the following teaser graphic was posted to Tumblr suggesting that the wildly popular mobile game Angry Birds could be entering into a partnership with one of the most recognizable entertainment brands in the world, and possibly the universe ...

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria – review
The Guardian
Warcraft players have been anxious about rumours of the latest expansion pack, Mists of Pandaria. Giant kung-fu pandas? Pokémon pet battles? Everyone knew WoW had lost 1 million subscribers in the past year and there was fear that dumbing down might be ...

The Guardian

What's really going on at Apple's iPhone 5 factory in Zhengzhou, China
Fortune (blog)
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt October 7, 2012: 8:53 AM ET FORTUNE -- Let's assume for the sake of argument that the truth of what happened last week at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory complex -- where Apple's iPhone 5s are being assembled at a furious pace ...

Fortune (blog)

SpaceX set to launch Dragon to the ISS tonight!
Discover Magazine (blog)
Tonight, Sunday, October 7, at 20:35 Eastern (US) time (or 00:35 UTC on the morning of October 8) the private company SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (PDF). Sitting on the top of the rocket is a Dragon ...

Urban coyotes suggest larger carnivores are on their way, expert says
The Bell Jar
By Staff | October 07, 2012 As coyotes become increasingly common urban residents, one researcher is concerned that the city dweller has opened the door to larger carnivores in urban settings, according to a report from Ohio State University.

The Bell Jar

Scientists pay homage to Star Wars: Name new worm species after Yoda
The Bell Jar
By Staff | October 06, 2012 A team of scientists are paying homage to the Star Wars series, announcing a newly discovered species of worm will be named after the Jedi master himself, Yoda. Researchers found the worm during the ECOMAR research program, ...

The Bell Jar

New Black Hole Discovered In Our Milky Way Through X-Ray Nova (VIDEO)
Latinos Post
By Keerthi Chandrashekar | First Posted: Oct 06, 2012 12:21 PM EDT Black holes exhibit such an incredible gravitational pull that they suck even light in, making them essentially invisible. Astronomers have to look for clues in the space around them to ...

Latinos Post

Guintoli Wins, Biaggi Crashes In France
Cycle News
The 2012 World Superbike Championship is still very much in doubt after the first of two races in the season finale at Magny Cours in France with Max Biaggi crashing out of the race, held in wet conditions, while his rivals for the title finished ...

New Vest Will Give You A Hug Every Time Somebody Likes Your Status
If there's anything that defines modern society, it's desperation for as much as approval as humanly possible. Social media in particular feeds into our attention-whore nature. Now MIT has decided that apparently we don't just need to have this catered ...


Facebook, debate reach social media milestones
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Facebook this week hit the magic number of 1 billion active users according to the social networking site. To put that number into perspective, if Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world.

Why It's A Good Idea For Microsoft To Build Their Own Surface Windows Phone
As Microsoft gears up to reveal Windows Phone 8 at the end of the month and their manufacturing partners, including Samsung, HTC, and Nokia, are preparing to sell their latest handsets. In this rush of publicity, many are asking if Microsoft is working ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II review via SlashGear
Android Community
The Samsung Galaxy Note II has officially arrived ladies and gentlemen, and after the surprise success of the first Galaxy Note, we're expecting Samsung to knock it out of the park with this latest iteration. Chris Davies has written up his full review ...

Android Community

The AppAdvice Week In Review Looks At The iPad Mini, iPhone 5 Lightning ...
While much of the talk in recent weeks has focused on Apple's Maps app in iOS 6, this week belonged to the iPad Mini. The rumored iOS device could launch this month, which would be a big deal for a number of reasons. This didn't mean that Maps didn't ...


Acer Iconia W700: Another Windows 8 tablet for $799
Summary: The 11.6-inch slate includes a docking cradle and Bluetooth keyboard and will be available when Microsoft's latest OS launches on October 26. By Sean Portnoy for Laptops & Desktops | October 6, 2012 -- 13:57 GMT (06:57 PDT) Like Asus and ...


Nissan builds its first self-parking car
Sky News Australia
Nissan builds its first self-parking car Updated: 10:25, Sunday October 7, 2012 Nissan is the latest manufacturer to showcase a car that can park itself - and respond to a call from the owner. The NSC-2015 was unveiled at the Ceatec 2012 show in Tokyo.

Sky News Australia

New Radio-Astronomy Observatory in the Australian Outback
Huffington Post (blog)
The monotonous Western Australian outback has not changed much in the recent history of our planet and the night sky is majestically dark with no man-made lights as far as the eye can see. It feels like I travelled a few million years into the past, ...

Seeing is believing
The Australian
AFTER repeatedly reading about the increasing loss of sea ice in the Arctic, I was curious to know the corresponding situation in Antarctica, particularly since there has apparently been some evidence relating to the last glacial period that when the ...

TMobile, MetroPCS Deal Leaves Sprint Scrambling
By Michelle Maisto | Posted 2012-10-06 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: Sprint's board is having second thoughts about merging with MetroPCS, now that the latter has committed to Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile. T-Mobile and MetroPCS have stated their commitment ...


A Year into the Post-Jobs Era, Apple Looks as Strong as Ever
By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2012-10-06 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: Steve Jobs, who died a year ago, was an IT visionary who turned around Apple, teetering on bankruptcy in 1996, and was responsible for changing how regular users view technology.


Great Barrier Reef loses 'half of its coral cover'
The causes for the decline have been attributed to storm damage, starfish, and bleaching – in order of impact. The coral feeding crown-of-thorns starfish are one of the main factors of the coral's decline and numerous tropical cyclones have had a ...

Samsung Galaxy Note II review
When Samsung launched the original Galaxy Note last year, it was the most powerful phone on the market but it was also criticised for being either too big to be a phone or too small to be a tablet, and its 'S Pen' stylus struggled wasn't as easy to use ...


The toxic substances inside your mobile phone
The Standard Digital News
. Researchers carry out analysis of 36 mobile phones to determine which contain the most toxic chemicals in their components When you look at your sleek, shiny phone it may look clean - excepting perhaps a few scuffs and smears from normal wear and ...

Windows Store Apps Numbers Shows Astounding Growth,Reaches 3600Apps
Windows 8 Beta
Windows Store for the Windows 8 based apps has been growing steadily after the Windows 8 RTM launch and as we inch closer to the public release of Windows 8 there is a surge in the Windows Store with The store reaching 3610 apps with 3weeks for the ...

Resident Evil 6 – review
The Guardian
Resident Evil 4 was seen by many as the high point for Capcom's lumbering horror franchise; the fifth instalment dipped. Now, number six lurches along, promising a return to form. Instead, it delivers a curious "best of", an assemblage of the series' ...

The Guardian

Facebook VP of communications is leaving
Joe Lockhart, vice president of global communications at Facebook, will be leaving the company, it was reported by numerous sources on Friday. The exact date or his departure is unknown at this time. According to Reuters, the split between Lockhart and ...

Microsoft Surface Tablet Features: Will Confirmed Oct. 26 Release Date Be a ...
Books & Review
(Photo : Microsoft) New York City has been Microsoft's chosen site for many of its recent Windows launches, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. In a market that has been dominated by Apple since the introduction of the iPad, ...

Global warming reveals mammoth find
The Age
Boy's own adventure ... the carcass of a mammoth that was discovered by an 11-year-old. Photo: AFP THERE was an unpleasant smell and something sticking out of the ground. The 11-year-old boy from a nomadic family in Russia's north had stumbled upon a ...

The Age

Technology and Gandhi's values will push India, Mukesh Ambani says
Times of India
MUMBAI: "Gandhian values are timeless and I feel the youth of India who will embrace technologyand Gandhi's values will give the country a development model that the world will follow," said Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani who stressed that ...

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