20 November 2012

iPad Mini a Nightmare for PC Vendors?

Is the iPad Mini a Nightmare for PC Vendors?
PC Magazine
Prior to the iPad mini, my main productivity device was a laptop, but now I default to my larger iPad. Will this growing trend hurt future PC sales? Tim Bajarin By Tim Bajarin. November 19, 2012 08:00am EST; Comments. Apple iPad mini · VIEW ALL PHOTOS ...

Design guru Nielsen can't stand Windows 8 user interface
He says that the operating system is plagued by "hidden features [and] reduced discoverability," among other issues. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. November 19, 2012 5:31 AM PST. Windows 8. (Credit: Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET) ...

Solar tsunami seen in NASA video
Fox News
The sun unleashed a monster eruption of super-hot plasma Friday, Nov. 16, in back-to-back solar storms captured on camera by a NASA spacecraft. The giant sun eruption, called a solar prominence, occurred at 1 a.m. EST (0600 GMT), with another event ...

iTunes Match down as Apple's iCloud issues continue
Apple Insider
Only hours after a significant iMessage and FaceTime outage, Apple's iTunes Match was also unavailable Monday morning. The latest iCloud outage discovered by AppleInsider was still in effect as of around 8 a.m. Eastern. Attempts to play or download ...

Apple Insider

Google working on returning missing December to Android 4.2 users
Summary: A bug in the Android 4.2 'People' app has removed December as an option for users trying to input birthdays or other events in a contact's information. David Meyer. By David Meyer | November 19, 2012 -- 11:18 GMT (03:18 PST). Follow @ ...


Astronauts (or other 'nauts) could find life on Mars quite healthy
Mars may be more hospitable to life - including human explorers of the future - than had been feared, according to new research using information sent back both from NASA's robot rover Curiosity and from orbiters circling the red planet. As we've previously ...

Judge approves FTC's $22.5m fine to Google over Safari
US DISTRICT JUDGE Susan Illston has approved a fine handed down by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against Google over misleading users about privacy settings. The FTC levied the fine against Google after it was found to have bypassed the ...

Cisco to Buy Meraki for $1.2 Billion
New York Times
Cisco Systems said on Sunday that it had agreed to buy Meraki for about $1.2 billion, as Cisco continues to bolster its cloud computing services. By buying Meraki, a privately held company whose investors include Google and Sequoia Partners, Cisco will ...

Wii U Review Redux: Nintendo Adds Miiverse, Netflix, eShop and More
Until Sunday, my Wii U's lobby screen came up population: me — a skinny little guy in a red wool cap and glasses, wandering in a white void, mumbling stuff like “Been playing NintendoLand” as effervescent electronica grooved in the background. Nintendo's ...


Google Wireless: Could an Alliance with Dish Make It Happen?
According to “people familiar with the discussions,” Google has talked with Dish Network about the possibility of creating a new wireless service. Although Dish is known mainly for its satellite TV offerings, the company is sitting on some unused wireless ...


The Apple-Samsung Court Battles Expand to iPhone 5, Galaxy S III
So You Want in on the Music Biz? Fred Wilson Has 4 Things to Tell You · Planet TEDx · Enterprise · The Legacy of Linus Torvalds: Linux, Git, and One Giant Flamethrower · Google Turns Vacuum Cleaner Into Book Scanner · iPhone Podcast Bug Sucks Bucks ...


Samsung Seeks IPhone Ban as Apple Settlement Resisted
Samsung Electronics Co. (005930), told by a federal jury to pay Apple Inc. (AAPL) more than $1 billion for copying the iPhone and iPad, wants another U.S. body to give it leverage to fight back. The Korean company has asked the U.S. International Trade ...

Soyuz capsule lands in Kazakhstan ending astronauts' four-month space stint
Russia's Yuri Malenchenko, Sunita Williams of the US and Akihiko Hoshide of Japan touched down as scheduled just before 0200 GMT, the Russian Space Flight Control Centre announced. The three landed an hour before sunrise a few miles from the target ...

Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery
Early adopters of Windows Phone 8 hardware are complaining that it reboots at random, up to several times a day, and that they're not being offered any prospect of a quick fix. The complaints relate specifically to the HTC 8X and, to a lesser extent, Nokia's ...

Consumer Reports 'Impressed' With Model S
Hybrid Cars News
Calling the Model S “the electric car that shatters every myth,” Consumer Reports (CR) magazine recently posted that of its staffers evaluating the top-of-the-range Signature Performance on loan from Tesla, “everyone has come out of it impressed.” CR's first ...

Hybrid Cars News

Ferrari auctions first F12 Berlinetta for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts
Torque News
Ferrari has brought the first 2013 F12 Berlinetta to the U.S. and sold it at auction for $1.125 million in Austin Texas for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. n/a. Ferrari F12 Belinetta. When Ferrari unveiled the new 2013 F12 Berlinetta in Geneva in March, it drew a lot ...

Torque News

Globe Risks 'Cataclysmic Changes' From Warming, World Bank Says
Universal Images Group via Getty Images. Current national pledges to reduce greenhouse gases won't do much to change the current trajectory of temperatures, which are set to rise by about double the United Nations target of 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees ...


Droid DNA Review
HTC, who released the very-well liked HTC One X as their highest-end (“hero”) handset earlier this year, have now released the Droid DNA to be their standard-bearer through the holiday season. Yep, that's right: this is the phone that you're going to be ...

More than 1 million apps have now been submitted to Apple's App Store
Yes, mobile applications are pretty popular. Mobile app marketing platform Appsfire said on its Twitter account Monday that Apple's (AAPL) App Store “has seen 1 million apps ever created since launch.” TheNextWeb caught up with Appsfire co-founder Ouriel ...

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Release Date, Pre-order Bonus Details (11/19)!
HawtWired (blog)
Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale on PS3 and PS Vita leads the new release for the week of November 18th, 2012. PlayStation All-stars Battle Royale is a crossover brawler style fighting game featuring over 20 first, and third party characters famous from a ...

Shock, gore as Call of Duty answers
The Australian
CALL of Duty: Black Ops II delivers plenty of shock and gore as it rumbles through a selection of global hot spots from the 1980s up to a futuristic 2025. Turn on the hard-core graphics setting and there's a range of stomach-churning scenes that include ...

McLaren Can-Am is gutsiest 12C ever
Independent Online
Ready to delight the most hardcore of track day enthusiasts, McLaren has announced that it'll be building a limited run of the most powerful 12C ever. First shown as a design study at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance a few months back, the ...

Independent Online

DLC packs not heading to Mass Effect 3 Wii U
RPG Site (blog)
Bioware has revealed that Mass Effect 3's two most significant expansions so far will not be coming to the Wii U version of the game. "Unfortunately it will not be available for Wii U," Bioware tweeted to a fan who asked about a potential Wii U release of the ...

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for Wii U Gets Momoiji
GamingBolt (blog)
Team Ninja promised they'd make good on their promise to improve the debacle that was the third Ninja Gaiden game, and they've been delivering like insane. Decapitation, co-op play with Ayane (not to mention her own single-player missions), an upped ...

See photos of Einstein's brain
The Independent
We all know Albert Einstein was a pretty brainy guy, but did his intelligence manifest in any cerebral abnormalities? Researchers at the Department of Anthropology in Florida State University have produced a study which compares observations of the ...

The Independent

New PS3 Console Bundles Released and Available (11/19)!
HawtWired (blog)
The New PS3 500GB Assassin's Creed III console bundle is back in-stock and available at Amazon. In addition to the new PS3 slim model, the bundle comes with Assassin's Creed III: Assassin's Creed III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but ...

Facebook unveils new ROI measurement tool for marketers
Research Magazine
US — Facebook is announcing a new self-service conversion system for direct response marketers that aims to help them more effectively measure their ad campaign ROI and optimise future campaigns for even greater returns. The conversion measurement ...

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Now Offering a 60-day Trial of Office 2013 Free of Cost
The Point
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is now providing a 60-day trial of Office 2013 Professional Plus free of cost through its TechNet Evaluation Center website. Office 2013 Professional suite entered the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) stage in October ...

Rumour: Google to take on AT&T, Verizon for cellular service
Rapid tv news
Google is considering a spectrum deal with satellite-TV provider DISH Network that would allow it to roll out a nationwide mobile phone service, the Wall Street Journal has reported. Citing "people familiar with the discussions," the WSJ said that the talks are ...

Apple gets patent on turning book pages
Yet another busy day at Apple, as they acquire another patent on something pretty ridiculous. Animation flipping pages in applications is now owned by Apple. The U.S. Patent Office granted Apple a patent for this animation. Within the application for the ...

Skyrim's upcoming Dragonborn DLC gets some details and screenshots unveiled
Skyrim lovers get ready, as Bethesda have unveiled twelve new images to the upcoming Skyrim DLC, Dragonborn. Dragonborn is considered, by some enthusiasts, as the game's first "real" expansion, going above and beyond previous DLC packs by ...


Meteor shower to peak on Tuesday night
Indian Express
A celestial Diwali is in store for star-gazers who can look forward to see fireworks in the sky in the form of meteor showers on Tuesday night. Around 10 to 15 meteors per hour are expected to be seen on November 20 (as earth will encounter dust trails of 1400 ...

Comparing Batman: Arkham City on Wii U, Xbox 360 & PS3
Comparing Batman: Arkham City on Wii U, Xbox 360 & PS3 Seeing as many of the third-party launch games on Wii U are already out on the PS3 and/or 360, those games are going to have to do one of two things. Or maybe even both of them. Those games ...

Trine 2 maker: Wii U eShop puts pricing in devs' hands
Develop (blog)
The digital downloads store on Nintendo's new Wii U console has been praised by the creator of Trine 2 for its indie-friendly system which allows developers to set their own prices and choose when they have sales. Speaking to IGN, Forzenbyte's marketing ...

Develop (blog)

Borderlands 2 next DLC called 'Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage DLC', first ...
GamingBolt (blog)
Borderlands 2 is a pretty awesome game, and our review tells you why. The game has gotten two DLCs so far which enhances the single player with more content and Gearbox has also added a new class to the game called Mechromancer. We have new...

GamingBolt (blog)

Game review: Halo 4
Stratford Press
The Halo series tends to polarise gamers. First-person shooter purists hate the game with a passion, yet their combined hatred can't deny that Halo is one of the biggest video game franchises of all time. With more than 42 million games sold (not including ...

Windows 8 in Health Care: 10 Apps for Doctors, Patients and - eWeek
With the introduction of Windows 8 on Oct. 26, health IT has a new environment in which to develop resources and clinical applications. Among the more than ...

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