01 October 2012

Iran officials tout plans for local alternative to the Internet

Iran officials tout plans for local alternative to the Internet as users ...
Washington Post
TEHRAN — Iranian officials announced that they would soon introduce local alternatives to Google and its Gmail e-mail service, even as the country's media and even some officials stepped up complaints over Tehran's decision to enact a ban on Gmail in ...

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Teaching Technology as It Changes
New York Times
Q. Is there enough information technology, or I.T., education in Europe? A. In India today, 30 percent of university students are studying software engineering, and 40 percent in China. In Europe this figure is less than 15 percent. Between now and ...

Technology Focus: Has RIM Exited Its Death Spiral?
International Business Times
Can it avoid the fate of earlier technology pioneers like Silicon Graphics Inc. (Nasdaq: SGI) and Eastman Kodak Corp. (Pink: EKDKQ) that went into bankruptcy and dozens more like Polaroid, Kaypro and Wang Laboratories that vanished? There's a case to ...

Tech minnows can pull us out of the economic downturn
These innovative businesses, many of them in the technology sector, represent the UK's best hope for growth, and for pulling ourselves out of the current economic downturn. Study after study has shown that SMEs – small and medium-sized companies – are ...

Mars Opportunity rover reaches Matijevic Hill
TG Daily
NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has arrived at "Matijevic Hill" - a site overlooking the 14-mile-wide Endeavour Crater. The rover will spend the next several weeks exploring the site's intriguing geological features and has already begun investigating a ...

TG Daily

AMD Partners with BlueStacks to fetch Android Apps to Windows 8
Boston (Avauncer.com) – For its new AppZone, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will make use of App Player technology from BlueStacks. This new technology will open up AMD-powered Windows personal computers to over 500000 Android apps.


New iPad Mini Mockup With 7.85" Display Appears Online
By Saqib Khan Now that the iPhone 5 has been officially announced, it's time to wait for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)'s next iOS device – the iPad Mini. A new video has surfaced online showing a mockup of iPad Mini which comes with 7.85-inch screen.


Court rules Microsoft can continue selling products in Germany
The Droid Guy
Google failed to stop Microsoft from selling its wares in Germany after an appeals court in the United States ruled on Friday that Google's Motorola Mobility unit does not have authority to do so. The move is another hit against Google's leverage in ...

The Droid Guy

Barnes & Noble Says NOOK Simple Touch With GlowLight Now Available For $119
(RTTNews.com) - Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS) announced its NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is now available for the price of $119. "At just $119, our high-quality, top-rated NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight is an unbeatable value for customers who are ...

NASA Coverage Set For Oct. 7 SpaceX Launch To Space Station
Sacramento Bee
By NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 28, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first SpaceX launch for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, from Space Launch Complex 40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station ...

Dish Network Adds Internet Service, Aimed at Rural Areas
All Things Digital
Dish Network Corp. plans to launch a nationwide broadband service next Monday under the brand dishNET, hoping to add a new revenue stream on top of its pay-television business. The satellite-TV company on Thursday is expected to disclose plans to sell ...

Is Your PS Vita A Paperweight? Sony's Trying To Attract More Game Devs
The PS Vita is arguably one of the best-designed handheld gaming devices out in the market. It also has quite a set of features that can make some of the most amazing smartphones out there envious. So why then isn't the PS Vita a runaway hit?


Blackberry shares surge after $235m loss
Sky News Australia
Blackberry shares surge after $235m loss Updated: 09:08, Sunday September 30, 2012 BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has revealed it lost $235m in the past quarter. In the three months to September 1, the Canadian-based firm posted its third...

Sky News Australia

The AppAdvice Week In Review: As Criticism Mounted, Apple Admitted Maps Mistakes
I'll get right to it, Apple is probably happy last week is over. Despite promising iPhone 5 sales, the last week in September wasn't a great one for the company on a number of fronts. No, I'm not talking about its arrival in stores worldwide.


T-Mobile USA Inks $2.4 Billion Tower Deal With Crown Castle
International Business Times
BY VALLI MEENAKSHI RAMANATHAN | September 30 2012 7:42 AM T-Mobile USA has entered into an agreement with Crown Castle International Corp to sell the operation rights for 7200 of its wireless broadcast towers for $2.4 billion. T-Mobile USA has entered ...

FCC to Auction Off Broadcast Spectrum to Wireless Industry
By Jeffrey Burt | Posted 2012-09-29 Email Print The FCC voted to begin repurposing spectrum from TV broadcasters for wireless networks, which face a broadband crunch due to smartphones and tablets. The Federal Communications Commission is turning its ...


GSAT-10 placed in Intermediate Orbit
Hindu Business Line
PTI ISRO scientists today carried out the first critical orbit raising manoeuvre as part of efforts to place India's latest communication satellite GSAT-10 in its final orbit. The orbit raising operations, which placed the satellite in an intermediate ...

Who's watching? 3D TV no hit with viewers
USA Today X News Sports Life Money Tech Travel Opinion Weather Settings Enter City, State or Zip Cancel Set Cancel Full Forecast Media Cover View Login with Facebook to comment and share content. Login with Facebook You are logged in as Logout of ...

Comparing the iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4S
Gadget Heaven
After months of anticipation by legions of die-hard Apple fans, the arrival of the new Apple iPhone 5 is here which means it is time to take a look at all the improvements over the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 5 is now part of a lineup that also includes the ...

Watch Live: Harvest Moon Meets Up With Uranus in Opposition
Wired (blog)
By Adam MannEmail Author An odd pair of solar system objects will be meeting up in the night sky tonight: the full moon and distant Uranus. You've got two opportunities to watch this sweet celestial action go down during two live Slooh Space Camera ...

First XXX-dedicated search engine opens for business
Related topics offbeat Internet Google Porn Bing sex With the advent of the new .xxx top-level domain (TLD) comes the need for a new search engine dedicated to porn. Or does it? In the opinion of ICM Registry, the answer is a resounding yes.


Google's self-guided car could drive the next wave of unemployment
The Guardian
Almost without noticing it, our world crossed a significant threshold last week. Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed into law a bill that will allow driverless cars on to his state's roads from 2015. Insofar as most people noticed this ...

The Guardian

Intel Clover Trail to make mid-range Windows 8 Pro tablets attractive
By Mihaita Bamburic In the consumer market, Intel is best known for making chips that go into PCs of various design, and with the newly announced Intel Atom Z2760 processor, codenamed Clover Trail, the Santa Clara, California-based corporation is ...


Astronomers crafts image of edge of supermassive black hole
French Tribune
Astronomers have crafted an image of the outermost edge of a supermassive black hole, which is situated at the center of a galaxy dubbed M87, around fifty million light-years away from Earth. An international team of researchers created a linkage among...

French Tribune

Why smart consumers make dumb decisions on smartphones
Digital Trends
Are you lining up for the iPhone 5 because it's tailored to your needs better than any other phone, or because it's the new iPhone? Given the massive success of the iPhone despite a number of problems (Wi-Fi, maps), tech pundits have been writing ...

Digital Trends

Apple vs. Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban could be lifted
Apple vs. Samsung: Galaxy Tab 10.1 ban could be lifted A US appeals court Friday ruled that Samsung can pursue its efforts to rescind a ban on US sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet -- and iPad competitor -- that's part of a dispute with Apple.

Xbox Live Rewards offers MS Points for Achievements
By Mike Jackson for CVG UK Xbox Live Rewards has revealed what 'rewards' it will offer to Xbox Live members in return for their Achievement unlocking skills. Rewards members who have amassed between 3000 and 9999 Gamerscore will receive a "special gift ...

Sony Xperia Go, Xperia U, and Xperia Sol Receive The Android 4.0 ICS Update
Android Geeks
After Sony Tablet S and Sony Xperia Ion smartphone, the US variant, have received the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, now it's time for the mid-range models Xperia Go, Xperia U and Xperia Sol to get upgraded to the latest version of Google's ...

Android Geeks

Minecraft Developer Refuses To Get The Game Windows 8 Certified
The creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, has refused to get his game Windows 8 certification. The developer let the Internet know about it through his Tweets a couple of days back. The Tweets state: “Got an email from microsoft, ...

Apple Maps vs. Google maps: Which is better for DC navigating?
Washington Post
(1) I like Google's multi-colored indicators of traffic congestion. The roadway goes from green to black, depending on the flow of traffic. Apple Maps shows me a much more limited spectrum of pain, with a dotted red line and a slightly lighter, orangey ...

Google, Gmail alternatives to be introduced in Iran amid ban
Iranian officials announced that they would soon introduce local alternatives to Googleand its Gmail e-mail service, even as the country's media and even some officials stepped up complaints over Tehran's decision to enact a ban on Gmail in response ...

People Are Calling For This Apple Executive's Head
San Francisco Chronicle
Other reports say Forstall has issues internally at Apple too. Last year Bloomberg Businessweek reported that he doesn't get along well with other Apple executives; designer Jony Ive and Bob Mansfiled avoid meeting with Forstall unless Apple's ...

Apple, Android, Windows Phone, and 'The One Percent' of Technology Bloggers
I say 'prediction', given Apple's policy of no comment and tightly controlled information it might be more accurate to say 'guess'. I doubt Apple was ... The Galaxy Tab, the Motorola Xoom, and of course the second coming with the Google Nexus 7. To ...


Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite explained in new video
PCWorld (blog)
Kindle Paperwhite, which Amazon introduced earlier this month, has generated strong interest. Consider this: Amazon's flagship e-reader, which starts at $119 but is also available in a 3G version for $179, originally was supposed to ship on October 1 ...

PCWorld (blog)

Apple's iOS 6 stumbles on basic connectivity: Wi-Fi
Will Google Maps app swoop in and save iOS 6? Nintendo's Wii U is probably going to be region-locked, to nobody's surprise. Soon you may be able to wake your phone up by yelling at it, andApple Mapgate 2012 has an effect on someone very near and ...

Former Apple guru cuts to core of a problem
Sydney Morning Herald
''Even if you have got [patents], if a large company like Microsoft or Apple or Googleor Oracle stepped on your patent … so now you are two guys in a garage with maybe a million dollars and you are going to go out-litigate any of those companies ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Google Performs More Spring Cleaning for Lesser-Used Features
PC Magazine
Google's grabbing its digital broom and starting up another round of spring cleaning for the features, services, and apps its patrons no longer use with great frequency. On the chopping block this go-around: Spreadsheet gadgets, the Android app "Places ...

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