20 November 2012

Nokia Maps For iOS A Good Stop-Gap Until Native Google

Hands On With Nokia's Here Maps For iOS: Good Stop-Gap Until Native Google ...
TechCrunch
We told you about Nokia Here's iOS launch this morning, something Nokia CEO Stephen Elop promised us last week, but now we've had the chance to actually put it through its paces. Here's a short demo video of Nokia Here doing its thing on an iPhone 5, ...

CNN
(CNN) -- Bad news: Your Facebook page is likely about to slow down. Good news: The change will help keep online thieves away. According to a recent blog post, Facebook is in the process of moving all of its users in North America -- and soon the rest of the ...

MetroPCS dated 8 companies before marrying T-Mobile
CNNMoney
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- In a long, drawn-out dating process reminiscent of reality TV show "The Bachelor," MetroPCS explored its options with almost every potential suitor in the country before finally settling on T-Mobile last month. The discount wireless ...

Windows 8 tablets to be handed out to Emirates' flight crew
CNET
The luxury airline announces that it is delivering 1,000 HP ElitePad 900 tablets to its flight attendants, which will run on Windows 8 and come with a built-in airline-specific business app. Dara Kerr. by Dara Kerr. November 19, 2012 6:37 PM PST Follow @ ...

Iowa scientists warn of need for climate change action
Reuters
By Kay Henderson. DES MOINES | Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:13pm EST. DES MOINES (Reuters) - A group of scientists in the top U.S. grain-growing state of Iowa said on Monday that this year's harsh drought was a sign of things to come and should spur more ...

Sony Unveils PlayStation 3, Vita Black Friday Deals
PC Magazine
Once the turkey and cranberry sauce is finished and the football games end, families can spend more time together — playing video games. Sony is getting in on the Black Friday deals, announcing exclusive deals on several PlayStation 3 and PlayStation ...

iPhone 5 ship time drops to two weeks
CNET
iPhone 5 buyers now face a wait of just two weeks when ordering the new phone via Apple's online store. This latest estimate follows a drop to two to three weeks around November 12. Prior to that, buyers had been looking at a ship time of three to four weeks ...

New US auto sedans fall short: consumer reports
Reuters
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:39am EST. (Reuters) - The 2013 Dodge Dart is "underpowered," according to testers for Consumer Reports magazine, which also said it was "underwhelmed" by the performance of two American luxury cars, General Motors Co's (GM.

Swollen SUPER-GIGANTO PLANET sighted in Andromeda
Register
A gigantic super-planet has been snapped by astroboffins orbiting the massive star Kappa Andromedae. Artist's impression of Kappa And b. The super-Jupiter dwarfs any of the planets found in the Solar System, with a mass at least 13 times that of ...

Western Digital boosts Black hard drive capacity to 4TB
PCWorld
Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he's worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, TechTV, PC/Computing, and Windows NT Systems. More by Roman Loyola · Western Digital has had 4TB internal hard drives for ...

Oprah oops: Surface endorsement sent from iPad
NBCNews.com
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey had a major online no-no when she sent out a tweet about how much she loved the new Microsoft Surface tablet. One problem — she sent it from her Apple iPad. TODAY's Natalie Morales reports. Share This: facebook · twitter ...

NBCNews.com

Intel CEO Otellini to take early retirement
TG Daily
Intel CEO Paul Otellini has unexpectedly announced that he intends to retire, three years before the mandatory age. He's been with the company for 40 years, and CEO for seven, but says he plans to go in May. "I've been privileged to lead one of the world's...

TG Daily

Greenhouse gases hit record high
BBC News
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record high in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization has said. In its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin released on Tuesday, the organisation said that carbon dioxide levels reached 391 parts per million ...

BBC News

Nintendo warns against Wii U update being interrupted
BBC News
Owners of Nintendo's new Wii U console have been facing lengthy waits to make full use of it because they need to install a large firmware update. The software - which adds features including access to the Miiverse social network - is about one gigabyte...

BBC News

eBay store for refurbished Apple products is run by Apple
SlashGear
If you want save some money and purchased Apple products on eBay, often you take your chances with individual sellers. Apple has been confirmed to have its own store on eBay selling Apple certified refurbished products. The products sold in the store ...

Do you know a chimp who's feeling doleful? Mid-life crisis, probably
Register
Boffins investigating the feelings of hundreds of chimpanzees, orangutans and varied great apes say that the creatures get depressed in their middle years just as humans - perhaps especially human males - do. They consider that this affirms Charles ...

Mars Cave-Exploration Mission Entices Scientists
Space.com
NASA is mapping out a strategy to return bits of rock and soil from the Martian surface to Earth, but the most intriguing Red Planet samples lie in underground caverns, some scientists say. The space agency's next steps at Mars are geared toward mounting a ...

The best apps for Black Friday shopping
MarketWatch
Getting the lowest prices on Black Friday usually requires an early store arrival and fast feet, but this year shoppers may find that their smartphone is the best savings tool. Amazon made waves last year by offering an app that compares competitors' in-store...

MarketWatch

The Unlocked Galaxy S III Mini Quietly Goes On Sale At Amazon
TechCrunch
The Galaxy S Mini didn't make a splash hitting U.S. shelves, but the teacup version of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III has in fact arrived stateside. Right now, we've noticed that Amazon is selling the handset for 409.95 unlocked. That's actually relatively ...

peter chou
CNET (blog)
HTC Chief Executive Peter Chou said today that he was happy with the settlement reached with Apple, and called the estimates floating around "outrageous." Earlier this month, Apple and HTC struck a 10-year cross-licensing agreement, putting to bed a ...

Microsoft smacks down Apple and Android handsets with Windows Phone duel
Inquirer
The firm has already run a "smoked by Windows Phone" promotional campaign and now it's back with what we think is called "annoyed by Windows Phone". The adverts are a series of mini movies involving people, conversations about mobile phones and ...

Inquirer

Michigan business: 5 steps to get Black Friday deals; Ford has hopes for 3 ...
Detroit Free Press
Here is a roundup of Michigan business news: Schuette: Seniors could face increases of 66% if BCBSM is allowed to be tax-exempt. Most people in the U.S. are talking about the fiscal cliff, but in Michigan, the precipice in the news is the senior cliff.

Tesla Model S: the car of the future
Telegraph.co.uk
In the future, this new Tesla Model S electric car might just be remembered alongside the Mini or the Ford Model T as an automotive game-changer. Yes, it will only be built in small numbers, its 265-mile range might not be enough for you, and it will be ...

Telegraph.co.uk

BioWare announces Mass Effect 3 Special Edition for Wii U
SlashGear
If you bought the Nintendo Wii U game console when it launched earlier this month or if Santa will be bringing you one for Christmas, you will be glad to hear that EA and BioWare have announced they will be bringing one of the best games of the year to the...

SlashGear

No. 1 factor in selecting wireless service? Network coverage
CNET
CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why even the nation's most "reliable network" isn't worth much if the network coverage is lacking. And she explains why a Verizon iPhone 5 won't work on any other 4G LTE network. Marguerite Reardon. by Marguerite ...

Cell Phone and Wireless Service to Be Installed in 30 New Subway Stations
New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV
Wireless and cell phone service slated for installation in MTA subway stations this year was delayed by Hurricane Sandy, but will be finished during the first quarter of 2013, officials announced Monday. “New York is always bustling during the holidays, and ...

Facebook and Yahoo! - is some kind of merger on the cards?
iTWire
Rumours of secret meetings between Mayer and Sandberg leave us wondering if there's something major about to happen. With so many CEOs in so short a time, the young and fresh Marissa Mayer brought something new to Yahoo! When she joined in July ...

Shocking World Bank Climate Report: 'Can a 4°C [7°F] World Be Avoided?
Energy Collective
Another day, another staid international organization reviews the latest climate science and rings the loudest possible alarm. The World Bank's sobering new report, “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided,” warns that “we're on track ...

Ford C-Max Energi to receive sales boost from GE
MLive.com
DEARBORN, MI- Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s C-Max Energi will get a boost in sales thanks to General Electric Co. GE will purchase 2,000 of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from the Dearborn-based automaker, officials announced Tuesday. For GE, the...

MLive.com

Solar prominences erupt -- and the best is yet to come [Video]
Los Angeles Times
A solar prominence can be a thing of beauty -- a glowing red, looping structure that can twist and turn hundreds of thousands of miles into space from the surface of the sun and last up to several months. Two such structures went bad on Friday, however, ...

Photo-sharing site Color Labs announces shut down
CNET
Startup was reportedly the target of an acqui-hire by Apple, which was supposedly more interested in the company's employees rather than its technology. Steven Musil. by Steven Musil. November 19, 2012 10:22 PM PST Follow @stevenmusil. Color Labs ...

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review: Flexible in more than one way
PCWorld
Sarah is a freelance writer and editor based in Silicon Valley. She has a love/hate relationship with social media and a bad habit of describing technology as "sexy." More by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal. Lenovo's Yoga is aptly named – it's flexible in more than ...

Why Google 'vertical' search shouldn't face antitrust action
CNET
commentary One of the areas where Google has attracted antitrust attention is "vertical" search. There are good reasons why it shouldn't be hindered from offering this. Danny Sullivan. by Danny Sullivan. November 19, 2012 1:25 PM PST Follow @ ...

Cisco To Acquire Meraki for $1.2B
InformationWeek
Cisco said Sunday that it has reached a $1.2 billion cash agreement to acquire Meraki, a San Francisco-based provider of networking systems that can be managed from the cloud. Meraki's product lineup includes wireless LAN systems, security appliances, ...

RIM, Apple, Facebook: Tech Premarket
TheStreet.com
... Apple, Facebook: Tech Premarket. Add Comment. By James Rogers 11/20/12 - 07:07 AM EST. Stock quotes in this article: RIMM, AAPL, FB, HPQ · Tweet. NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Research In Motion (RIMM) was a big gainer in premarket trading Tuesday, ...

Why can't you just buy an iPad mini?
ZDNet
Summary: It's a good thing Apple's devices are so simple to use because their buying process is the polar opposite of simple. Ken Hess. By Ken Hess for Consumerization: BYOD | November 20, 2012 -- 02:54 GMT (18:54 PST). Follow @kenhess. A few days ...

Fishing nations maintain tuna quotas
The Associated Press
AGADIR, Morocco (AP) — Fishing countries on Monday voted to keep up strict limits on catching Atlantic Bluefin tuna, overruling fierce opposition from critics who argue that the key sushi ingredient is on the rebound. Observers at a week-long meeting in the ...

The Associated Press

Astronauts touch down in Kazakhstan
Washington Post
A Soyuz space capsule with three crew members arrived in Kazakhstan on Monday. The crew, including one American, were on the International Space Station for 125 days. Associated Press. Correction: Clarification: RELATED. The FOLD · E-mail · Save/ ...

Android 4.2 Deletes December From People App
PC Magazine
Back in 2007, Facebook was accused of ruining Christmas with its Beacon feature. Is it Google's turn? Not exactly, but it appears that the People app within Android 4.2 wants to kick off the New Year a bit early. Those who want to enter in a December birthday ...

LA Auto Show preview: Audi confirms four new diesel models [Google+ Hangout]
Los Angeles Times
Four rings, four diesels. It's an easy way to remember what Audi has planned for next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. The company announced Monday that it will be unveiling a quartet of fuel-efficient oil-burners at the L.A. Auto Show that are not yet available ...

Scientists Find Cheaper Way to Ensure Internet Security
New York Times
Scientists at Toshiba and Cambridge University have perfected a technique that offers a less expensive way to ensure the security of the high-speed fiber optic cables that are the backbone of the modern Internet. The research, which will be published ...

Why New Species Usually Move to Museums and Herbaria?
French Tribune
Researchers blame lack of experts, funds and resources for the long `shelf life' of all the new species. If the reports of the November 20th issue of the Cell Press journal Current Biology are studied, one will find that there are several worlds' most unfamiliar ...

French Tribune

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) plans to build the first zero carbon data center in ...
Property Mentor
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly planning to build an experimental biogas-powered data center in the US state of Wyoming in March 2013, as part of a move to enable its data centers to be less reliant on the traditional power grid.

Review: Hitman: Absolution
Crave Online
Hitman: Absolution is a bit of a strange beast. This game has a lot of awesome moments, but the overall package isn't exactly what Hitman fans remember loving. Hitman: Absolution is more of a tale of reaction than slow and methodical planning. You won't ...


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