06 November 2012

HP ups Linux Foundation standing to Platinum membership

HP ups Linux Foundation standing to Platinum membership
HP has increased its investment in the Linux Foundation. The organization, which aims at increasing adoption of Linux across the world, announced today that HP has decided to upgrade its Linux Foundation membership from Gold to Platinum. By doing so ...

Apple paid only 1.9 % tax on earnings outside US
The Seattle Times
Apple may pay some income taxes on its profit to the country in which it sells its products, but it minimizes them by using various accounting moves to shift profits to countries with low tax rates. For example the strategy known as "Double Irish With ...

Apple iPad mini gets a warm welcome in New York
The iPad mini marks Apple's assault on the smaller 7-inch-plus tablet segment, hoping to beat back major inroads by Google's Nexus 7 and Amazon's Kindle Fire this year. It is the latest salvo in a global mobile-device war, with software giant Microsoft ...


On Google, a Political Mystery That's All Numbers
Wall Street Journal
He said the goal for the feature is to provide better results in a situation where, for instance, a person who searches for "Harry Potter," and then for "Amazon," actually wants "Harry Potter" results from Amazon.com Inc. He said that the technique ...

Nexus 10: Can Google Compete With the iPad? [REVIEW]
Yahoo! News (blog)
Moreover, at a starting price of $399, the Nexus 10 is competing head-to-head with Apple's fourth-generation iPad and Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. So how does the Nexus 10 stack up to other Android tablets? Can it compete with the iPad? To find ...

Has Apple stopped innovating?
Bringing the firm's total research and development spending to $3.4 billion compared to $2.4 billion in 2011, Apple still lags behind rival technology firms in research. As an example, Microsoft and Google invested $9.8 billion and $5.2 billion in 2012 ...

Two More Teardowns Look Inside Microsoft Surface and Amazon Kindle Fire HD
All Things Digital
Along with the teardown of Apple's iPad mini, the results of which they sent to AllThingsD yesterday, they also included their first looks inside Microsoft's Surface and Amazon's seven-inch Kindle Fire HD. Let's get to the Surface first. (That's a ...

What's Apple Making on Every iPad Mini? New Teardown Reveals Profits
PC Magazine
According to AllThingsD's Arik Hesseldahl, Apple's profits jump an extra $90 for the 32-gigabyte version of the iPad Mini and $162 for the 64-gigabyte tablet. In contrast, Google's 16-gigabyte Nexus 7 only generates approximately $40 in profit for the ...

The FTC really wants to sue Google, and now it may have found the ...
By Christopher Mims
Motorola's fight with Apple and Microsoft predates its acquisition by Google. But Google allowed the lawsuits to continue, giving the FTC just the opening it needs given that its charges regarding Google's search practices may be hard to prove.

Apple to bring movie ticket purchasing to Siri with upcoming iOS 6.1 ...
By Mark Gurman
Apple's upcoming release of iOS 6.1 will include a new feature for Siri: the ability to get movie tickets. The feature, according to developers who are beta testing the new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operating system, works via Fandango.

Q3: Apple Drops to 50.4% in Tablets, Samsung at 18.4%, Amazon at ...
By Emil Protalinski
Apple's iOS dominated tablets in Q3 2012, grabbing 50.4% market share, but the drop allowed Samsung to grow its slice to 18.4%, and for Amazon to grab 9.0%. ... Asus' growth was backed by strong shipments of its Google-branded Nexus 7 device, which allowed it to gain 4.8 percentage points year-over-year. Lenovo's gains were driven by strong shipments in China, but it only managed to grab an additional 0.3 percentage points. Android may have dominated smartphones last ...
The Next Web

iPhone Loyalty Wanes After Apple's Latest Smartphone Release ...
By Neha Prakash
A new study shows the percentage of iPhone users who say they will buy another Apple smartphone has decreased. ... First off, installing apps from the Android market or Amazon market is 100% safe.... Apple is remaking the same old stuff in different sizes, while Google is expanding the core of their OS, innovating new technology and ways of using that technology. ..... Honestly, I'm getting bored with iOS and may give Windows Phone 8 and the Microsoft Surface tablet a try soon.
Mashable » Mobile

Apple's iPhone loses name battle with Mexico's iFone | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
The Mexican firm said in a statement that a court denied Apple's bid to protect the iPhone name in a case that began in 2009, when iFone sued the California-based company because the similar-sounding names caused confusion.
The Raw Story

Nexus – Google
Nexus 4 is the new smartphone from Google. With cutting edge hardware, the latest version of Android, and the latest Google apps – Nexus 4 puts the best of ...

Apple's iPad slips as Android tablets tick up in market share for third quarter
Washington Post
Samsung and Amazon made impressive gains in the tablet market during the past quarter as consumers considering the iPad held off their purchasing decisions until Apple announced new products. According to estimates from IDC, Apple's market share took ...

Despite increasing dangers, Americans are still called to the waterside _ and ...
Fox News
CHARLESTON, S.C. – "We are tied to the ocean," an avid sailor and president named John F. Kennedy once said. "And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came." Humans have an affinity for water.

Google has customized results for Obama, but not Romney
Google isn't treating searches related to Presidential candidates fairly, a new report charges. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that it commissioned a study on the way in which search results related to President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are ...

Facebook Phone rumours are back: And probably true this time
The Facebook Phone rumours are back again. This time it's absolutely, positively, certainly, proven to exist by gadget blog Pocket-Lint and its "very reliable source". Sarcasm aside, it's true that a Facebook Phone has never had a better reason to exist.

Martian atmosphere pristine, totally free of fart gas, reports Curiosity
The rover's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instruments have been sniffing for methane gas because the chemical is a simple precursor to life. On Earth, it's produced by burping and farting cows (also humans), natural gas fields and other things.

Study finds 25 percent of Android apps to be a security risk
PCWorld (blog)
According to a new report from Bit9—a security vendor with a focus on defending against advanced persistent threats (APT)—there is a one in four chance that downloading an Android app from the official Google Play market could put you at risk.

Beep! NASA here, a 400 tonne spacecraft is about to buzz your house
US space agency NASA, to mark twelve years' continuous occupation of the International Space Station, has set up a service which will alert users round the world when good chances to see the station pass over are about to occur. Under favourable ...

Hackivists set up Guy Fawkes protest
BBC News
A series of website hacks over the past 24 hours has been attributed to the online hacktivist group Anonymous. The websites of US broadcaster NBC, pop singer Lady Gaga and the Australian government have all been attacked. Some of the hacked websites ...

Windows 8 may be 'safer', but you're still not buying it
If cybersecurity is becoming an urgent issue, surely you would want to upgrade to what you consider to be the most secure operating system? Avast security survey windows 8 consumer trend buy operating system. According to new research conducted by ...

Ballmer expects Windows Phone sales to 'ramp quickly' — still aiming for third ...
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is daring to dream when it comes to beleaguered Windows Phone sales. “We're still relatively small … I expect the volumes on Windows Phone to really ramp quickly,” Ballmer told the meeting at a Windows 8 launch ...


Shatoetry App Puts William Shatner in Your Pocket
We all have our favorite incarnation of Star Trek . However, there are those times when you have to wonder, “What would James T. Kirk say?” Well, now you can have William Shatner speak for you, via a new app called Shatoetry. Designed for the iPhone, ...

Google's Nexus Strategy In A Nutshell: Cheap Mobile Internet Everywhere
Google unveiled an entirely new line of Nexus devices in a range of shapes and sizes, from the Nexus 4 smartphone to the Nexus 10 tablet, and some aspects of the product launch proved confusing. Why build a smartphone with modern specifications across ...

Ico Influenced Chief-Cortana Bond in Halo 4, Says Director
Continuing my three-part interview series with Josh Holmes, Halo 4's creative director, we delve into why the traditionally taciturn Master Chief is suddenly so chatty, the similarities between Halo 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved, the refined, almost artful look of...


How Cities Plan to Keep the Sea at Bay in an Age of Climate Change
New York Times (blog)
According to a team of experts in New York, coastal waters there are expected to rise some six inches per decade, rising at least two feet by the middle of the century, according to a report by my colleagues David W. Chen and Mireya Navarro. Andrew C.

New York Times (blog)

Apple earned $36.8bn in 2012, paid only 1.9 percent overseas tax
Apple earned $36.8bn in 2012, paid only 1.9 percent overseas tax. Summary: Despite generating more than $36 billion in overseas profit in 2012, the iPhone and iPad maker paid less than 2 percent tax on that figure, adding Apple firmly to the burgeoning list ...


Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Pass Whopping 30 Million
Huffington Post
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung said Monday it has sold more than 30 million flagship Galaxy S III smartphones in about five months, making it one of the fastest selling smartphones in the world. Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest mobile ...

Twitter copyright policy change promises “transparency” through censorship
“[W]hen we get a valid DMCA request, we withhold the tweet until such time as we get (if we ever do) a valid counter-response from the user. In this case, if someone with the permalink tries to navigate to the tweet, they'll see that it is being withheld for ...


New This Week in Video Games
Attack of the Fanboy
New Video Game releases for the week of November 4th, 2012. Halo 4 – Xbox 360 - The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil bent on vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked on a mysterious world, faced with new enemies and deadly technology,...

Attack of the Fanboy

Grand Theft Auto identify theft case closes
GAMES DEVELOPER Rockstar and Take Two Interactive have won a lawsuit filed by a chap who complained that a character in its Grand Theft Auto game looked a lot like him. Michael "Shagg" Washington is a model and backing singer for the rap band ...

Apple Releases iOS 6.0.1 Update with Fixes For Camera Flash and Cellular ...
Touch Reviews
iOS 6 software update. On Thursday, the same day Apple released the iOS 6.1 beta to developers, the Cupertino, California based company also released iOS 6.0.1 to users of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 6.0.1 addresses a host of issues with iOS ...

After Sandy, Verizon and AT&T networks back to 95 percent
Although the destruction and devastation that occurred from Hurricane Sandy (or as some must call it, “superstorm Sandy”) was unparalleled, there is at least one basic service that everyone takes for granted that is just about fully functional again. Verizon and ...

Google may be planning for more than NFC, prepping plastic wallet cards
Google may be planning to launch plastic wallet cards that would work in conjunction with Google Wallet. In a report leaked by AndroidPolice.com, the physical Google Wallet card seems is very real and could be released soon. The physical card will work in ...

Apple Changes Its UK Samsung 'Apology,' But Makes Sure You Have To Scroll ...
Apple Changes Its UK Samsung 'Apology,' But Makes Sure You Have To Scroll To See It. from the but-of-course dept. Apparently Apple didn't need two weeks to put up a new "apology" statement on its UK website after the first obnoxious one was deemed not ...

Toyota Mulls Whether to Change Prius Look to Widen Appeal
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203), closing in on record global sales of Prius models, is studying whether to keep the hybrid line's aerodynamic wedge-shape as the automaker designs a next-generation car to boost demand. “There's an undercurrent among most ...

AMD launches 6300 series Piledriver Opteron chips
CHIP DESIGNER AMD has released its 6300 series Opteron processors, codenamed Abu Dhabi, finally bringing the Piledriver core to its server chip range. AMD launched its Bulldozer Opteron chips a year ago amid much fanfare as the firm hoped its radical ...


NBC sites hacked by 'pyknic'; quickly restored
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON — Several NBC websites were hacked on Sunday by a person or group calling itself "pyknic" and suggesting a possible link to the cyber-attack group Anonymous. It appeared that the "defacement" of the affected sub-sites was cleaned up in a ...

Twitter will add Instagram style photo editing in mobile app
MICROBLOGGING WEBSITE Twitter is taking a leaf out of photo sharing app Instagram's book and adding image editing features such as filters to its social network, according to The New York Times. Twitter will update its mobile app so users can share ...

Nook tablet prices cut for second time in two months
Tablet bargain hunters can get a good deal from Barnes & Noble - again. The world's largest bookseller began sellingits Nook Color and Nook Tablet at reduced prices Sunday in advance of the arrival of its Nook HD slate this week. It's the second time in the ...


HTC Droid DNA Leaked Again
Another picture of the HTC Droid DNA has been leaked again by our friends @evleaks. Still not much to go on but the rumors are flying. So far we have heard that the HTC Droid DNA will be packing a 2500mAh battery, which is 480mAh larger then the HTC J...


Black Ops 2 Zombie Footage Leaks
We still haven't seen much of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's zombie mode, though we do have a general overview of it. Called Tranzit, players are taken to an open world like setting, riding a bus from locale to locale fighting zombies along the way. But other than ...


Three out of four smartphones sold now use Google's Android
IDC analyst Kevin Restivo told Reuters that Android's close “tie-ins” to Google's broad array of online services such as online search and maps was a key factor in the growth of Android. Related Articles. Nokia ousted from smartphone top five. 26 Oct 2012 ...


PS4 dev kit has 16GB RAM?
There are supposedly four versions of the dev kit, and the one being sent out currently is based on the AMD A10 APU (combining CPU and GPU in one chip), 16GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, a Blu-ray drive and all the same inputs/outputs of the PS3.

Come iOS 6.1, Siri Will Be Able To Help You Purchase Movie Tickets
Chris Velazco is a mobile enthusiast and writer who studied English and Marketing at Rutgers University. Once upon a time, he was the news intern for MobileCrunch, and in between posts, he worked in wireless sales at Best Buy. After graduating, he ...

Apple shakes off fabric of its founder
The Australian Financial Review
Whether they realise it or not, all those who swipe a finger down from the top of the iPhone's screen to check for notifications are bearing witness to a big sore point within Apple. There, behind a list of text messages, missed phone calls and other updates, is a ...

Renault and Caterham team up to build Alpine sports car
In an announcement made this morning it was confirmed that the sports cars, which will be badged as Alpines and Caterhams, will be built at Renault's plant in Dieppe, Normandy, where Renault currently produces race cars for its Renaultsport division, ...


Assassin's Creed 3 making a killing in the UK games charts
SNEAK AND JUMP AND KILL PEOPLE game Assassin's Creed 3 is sitting astride the top of the UK games charts, which has its publisher in a rather good mood. The game was released last week and it climbed quickly to the top of the charts. It has doubled ...

PS Store for PS3 revamped
Sony has recently announced that they are more than proud and happy to introduce a spanking new PlayStation Store specially for the PS3 console. The entire PlayStation Store's interface is said to have been overhauled, boasting of a more streamlined look,...


New Skyrim trailer teased for today, hints at upcoming DLC
Thanks to the ever-vigilant players of Skyrim, it was speculated not too long ago that the next DLC for the game could be called Dragonborn. Exactly what the DLC will be about remains to be seen, but it looks like we could be getting a preview of it later today.


Privacy Settings Tour For Facebook Users
RTT News
11/5/2012 3:24 AM ET New Facebook members will now see a step by step video tour that aims at explaining the social network's privacy settings and features. The move is in response to the concerns of a European regulatory agency. The changes were first...

RTT News

Amazon Gaining, Netflix Losing Online Video Market Share According to Survey
DTVUSAForum News
According to a recent survey performed by 451 Research ChangeWave, which examined usage among the paid providers available at this time, Amazon Instant Video streaming service made noteworthy gains in usage since last February. Netflix still remains ...

Week in Gaming [Nov 5-11 2012]: Halo 4, Mass Effect Trilogy, Angry Birds Star ...
This week is a scifi fan's dream week, Halo 4, Mass Effect Trilogy and Angry Birds Star Wars will all see the light of day. Halo 4: Kick some alien butt as the legendary Master Chief in Halo 4, developed 343 Industries for the Xbox 360. You can play the ...

New Mazda RX-7 confirmed for production
The Japanese based automaker Mazda has recently announced its plans to produce the RX-7, but the sports car won't hit the market earlier than 2017. According to the car manufacturer, the Mazda RX-7 will be produced in 2017, 50 years after the company ...


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): The new, highly compatible adapter hits North ...
The adapter by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which is compatible with Micro USB, had already been released in Europe, before it hit the markets in North America. The adapter was mainly released and sold in Europe along with the new iPhone5, but this was ...

New study enables astronomers to 'catch' the still-lingering light from earliest stars
French Tribune
According to a new study published online in Science on November 1, astronomers have found a new way to 'catch' the light which was emitted by the first stars of the universe and is still lingering in space. For the study, astrophysicist Marco Ajello – from ...

French Tribune

PS3 receives China Compulsory Certificate approval
Consoles have been banned in China since 2000, with grey market imports being the only way to acquire them. For Sony, it looks like that may be about to change. PS3 Screenshot According to a report on TechInAsia Sony has received approval for the ...

Wii U Ad Hypes Upcoming Launch
Cinema Blend
The Wii U will launch throughout the world this month. Nintendo has begun an advertising campaign in preparation for the console's arrival. The first video spot is now available for viewing. The set of the commercial looks like some massive version of a ...

2013 Ford Fusion Strives to Emerge as Different Through New Ad Campaign
Tell Me News
As we have often observed, the midsize sedan category is often a case of “seen one, seen them all”, especially for the average consumer. But if you look closer, these vehicles have their share of subtle and not-so-subtle differences. Ford is one manufacturer ...

Tell Me News

Agent 47 Kills People (And Watches A Man Pee) In This Living Breathing World
Kotaku Australia
The latest trailer for Hitman Absolution is all about the game's world, about the people who inhabit it. The cops who dance badly, the couples who argue, and the men that Agent 47 watches in the toilet. Despite the massive controversy over Hitman ...

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