15 November 2012

Downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7

From Windows 8 to Windows 7: why I downgraded
From Windows 8 to Windows 7: why I downgraded. Summary: Windows 8 is certainly an ambitious effort on the behalf of Microsoft, but it seems I'm missing something that's keeping me from enjoying it and I'm curious to see who feels the same. Stephen ...

Skype disables password resets over big security flaw
TG Daily
Skype has disabled password resets, in response to a security vulnerability that allows accounts to be hijacked with only the user's email address. Almost unbelievably, it's possible for a hacker to sign up to Skype for a new account using the same email ...

TG Daily

TED Talks Reach Milestone 1 Billion Views
PC Magazine
TED Talks Guest-Curated Playlists. TED's plan to spread ideas around the world seems to be working. The nonprofit organization today announced that its cumulative talk views have surpassed the one billion mark. Known for its "Ideas Worth Spreading" ...

Facebook Should Keep Suppressing Mark Cuban's Mavericks Page
Mark Cuban is angry. The Dallas Mavericks owner and tech entrepreneur is lashing out at Facebook for filtering the messages he directs to the Mavericks' 2.3 million followers. The thing is, he's part of the problem on Facebook, not the solution — and if ...


Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2%
Apple Insider
Samsung chip price hike would affect Apple's margins by 1-2%. By Neil Hughes. If Samsung does in fact increase the price of building mobile processors for Apple, the change is expected to reduce the company's overall margins by as much as 2 percent.

Apple Insider

New flexible lens works like the one in your eye - and could replace it
Scientists have created an artificial eye lens out of 800,000 layers of plastic that could revolutionise eye implants and aerial surveillance. Based on research from 2008 published in journal Optics Express, the new plastic eye closely copies the structure of the ...

ROGUE PLANET WITHOUT A SUN spotted in interstellar space
In images, it doesn't look like much: just a blue dot against the black of space. What's exciting about this little planet is that it has somehow manage to escape its star. Even getting an image of the object, dubbed CFBDSIR2149, is a pretty good trick: ...

New Self-Healing Polymer Acts Like Human Skin
This could be used to develop lifelike prosthetics. A new flexible, skin-like material has combined mechanical and electrical means of self-healing for a new generation of prosthetics. A Stanford University team of researchers led by Zhenan Bao, a Stanford...


Lumen Bluetooth LED light bulb makes home automation easy
TG Daily
I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who like the idea of home automation. For example, being able to turn off the light upstairs without having to leave the living room or den is certainly very convenient, as is controlling how bright the light in your room is ...

Need for Speed Most Wanted demo now available for PS3 and Xbox 360
EA has announced that the demo for the new open world racing game Need for Speed Most Wanted is available right now. The demo is available for download for both PS3 and Xbox 360 gamers via the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. The game ...


iPads, tablets eating into PC market: Barclays
iPads, tablets eating into PC market: Barclays. Barclays Capital sees more tough times ahead for personal computers. And it's not just about a weak economy and the reluctance of consumers to spend. In fact, consumers are willing to buy new computing ...

Toyota recalls millions of cars worldwide
TODAY: TODAY | Aired on November 14, 2012. Toyota recalls millions of cars worldwide. Auto giant Toyota pulls $2.7 million vehicles worldwide for faulty steering and a water pump glitch on some Prius models. No accidents have been linked to these issues.


Motorola Details $100 Rebate Program For Devices Left Out Of The Jelly Bean ...
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Google: Government Surveillance Requests Are Way Up—and the US Is the ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
Every six months Google publishes transparency reports to disclose how many requests it has received from government agencies to hand over user data or take down content. Today's figures reveal Google received 20,938 inquiries from government entities ...

Slate Magazine (blog)

RIM adds VoIP digivoice calls to BBM youngster-messaging ware
BlackBerry Messenger 7 will support VoIP calls as well as messaging, and is available now to download to BlackBerry OS 6 or better, with 5 to follow soon. It's a beta version, but adds a Voice Call button to the BBM experience, when the other party has the ...

Jawbone's Up Wristband: It's Back
A year ago, Jawbone — the company best known for its Bluetooth headsets and Jambox portable speakers — got into an entirely new business with a wristband called Up. Like the Fitbit, Nike's FuelBand and other products, Up was a bit of wearable ...


Is Amazon releasing the Kindle in China?
Email Print. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite could be officially making its way to China soon. (Credit: Amazon). Fans of Amazon.com's Kindle may soon be able to purchase the e-readers directly from the e-commerce company. According to QQ Tech Report,...


Halo 4 proves a beautiful evolution
The Stylus
HALO. Photo from Hollywoodreporter.com. Halo 4 is the first Halo game made by 343 Studios rather than Bungie. While this game features new enemies and takes the franchise in a new direction, it maintains the integrity of Halo's iconic hero, Master Chief.

Verizon and Sprint detail LTE expansion plans
DNP Verizon and Sprint detail LTE expansion plans. The great 4G race is upon us and two of America's major contestants are working on expanding their respective reach. In an effort to extend its existing lead, LTE frontrunner Verizon announced that it will ...

Google Fiber experiment draws would-be Web entrepreneurs
News & Observer
KANSAS CITY, Mo -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mike Demarais, who is 20, arrived from Boston to the Kansas City area's first "fiberhood" with his MacBook, some clothes and an idea. Call him a homesteader on the Silicon Prairie. His idea is, well, hard to explain ...

Samsung executive: No plans to settle with Apple
Samsung executive: No plans to settle with Apple. Summary: The head of Samsung's mobile and IT division has made it clear that the company has no intention of following in HTC's footsteps and settling its legal dispute with Apple. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes ...


HTC announces Droid DNA smartphone with 1080p, 440 ppi screen
November 14, 2012, 8:30 AM — HTC and Verizon announced a beast of a smartphone yesterday, the same day the Nexus 4 went on sale here in the US. The HTC Droid DNA features a 5" IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (440 ppi); that's the ...

FTC leans on Google over antitrust
UNITED STATES TRADE REGULATOR the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is leaning on Google over antitrust issues and is expected to come up with a settlement proposal soon. Bloomberg reports that sources close to the discussions say that Google ...

Elon Musk Says Electric Pickup May Be in Tesla's Future
TruckTrend Magazine
Coming off the Tesla's double-victory of winning both Automobile Magazine's Automobile of the Year and Motor Trend's Car of the Year, as well as several other industry and media awards and accolades, CEO Elon Musk says it's just the beginning for the ...

TruckTrend Magazine

Australians treated to rare full solar eclipse
CAIRNS, Australia (Reuters) - A rare full solar eclipse plunged north Queensland into darkness for two minutes early on Wednesday, delighting the thousands of people who had gathered on the Australian state's beaches. In Cairns, the main city in north ...

Gif is America's word of the year? Now that's what I call an omnishambles
The Guardian (blog)
I rather like the idea of a word of the year. We have a sports personality of the year, after all, and I like words better than sport, so why not? I approve, as well, Oxford University Press's choice of "omnishambles" to take the title: not only was it coined by the ...

TWC Modem Fee Is "Hi-Tech Consumer Fraud," Lawsuits Allege
Back in October, before it got credit for being a good corporate citizen post-Hurricane Sandy, Time Warner Cable managed to infuriate a whole lot of its folk when it announced it was adding a $3.95 modem rental fee to customers' already bloated bills.


Living with the iPad Mini: Three weeks and counting
OK, I'll admit it. The iPad Mini hasn't left my hands in the last three weeks. It's been no contest, really. While the larger fourth-gen iPad has sat alone by my bedside table, the Mini has gone on field trips on the bus, gotten dragged in my jacket pocket while I ...

Nokia Launches 'Here' Mapping Service, Expands With 3-D
Wall Street Journal
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Google Nexus 10
PC Magazine
Pros. Super-sharp screen. Powerful processor. Only 10-inch tablet currently available with Android 4.2. Cons Buggy. Real-life performance doesn't match up to hardware specs. Difficult to find good apps. Bottom Line. The first 10-inch tablet from Google, the ...

World's 10 fastest supercomputers
Times of India
TOI Tech The list of world's 500 fastest supercomputers is out. The bi-annual list based on standard speed tests has a new claimant for the top position. Called Titan, the Cray machine is based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in United States and dethrones ...

Dropbox has over 100 million users and counting
While tech titans such as Apple, Google and Microsoft (among others) continue to clamor over the personal cloud storage space, Dropbox remains an incredibly strong competitor as it now retains more than 100 million users. The San Francisco-based ...

Microsoft Launches SharePoint 2013
Windows IT Pro
At the SharePoint Conference 2012 this week in Las Vegas, Microsoft is touting the next major version of its SharePoint server and service. SharePoint 2013, part of the Office 2013 wave of products and services, puts new social and mobile capabilities at...

Windows IT Pro

Dark energy spotted driving universe expansion
Dark energy, time-traveling star gazing, and a telescope that looks like a Bond villain's ray gun: when it comes to hunting down the reasons why the universe is expanding, it's hard to know what aspect is cooler. The BOSS (Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic ...


Text messaging declines for the first time ever in the US
Text messaging is on the decline for the first time ever in the US according to a new report from consulting firm Chetan Sharma. They found a drop in the total number of messages being sent and received in addition to a drop in overall messaging revenue for ...

Cloaking Device Produces True Invisibility
Cloaking Device Produces True Invisibility. Cloaking Device Produces True Invisibility. By Richard Adhikari TechNewsWorld 11/13/12 1:54 PM PT. The problem with invisibility cloaks is that up until now, they always reflect a little bit of light, so the object being ...

Humans Are Getting Dumber And Dumber, Says Stanford Researcher Gerald ...
Huffington Post
Have you ever felt like your fellow humans are just getting stupider and more emotional? You're not mistaken. A Stanford University researcher (aptly named Gerald Crabtree) has furthered a similar theory -- that we are now way less smart or "emotionally ...

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