28 November 2012

Reviewers say Nokia Here Maps for iOS Worse Than Apple Maps


Nokia Here Maps for iOS Worse Than Apple Maps: Reviewers
eWeek
Nokia's Here maps are lousy to the point of making Apple Maps for iOS 6 seem not so bad, suggest early reviews. Nokia has invested billions in mobile mapping, so when Apple bungled its Maps app in iOS 6, it seemed a golden opportunity for Nokia—with...

eWeek

New In Minecraft: 1.5 Redstone Update
GameSpot
MINECON 2012: Analogue redstone, better minecarts, and a host of bug fixes make up the latest Minecraft update. One of the biggest cheers at this year's Minecon came from the announcement of version 1.5, which--as Mojang studio lead Jens Bergensten ...

Damian Dinning explains Nokia departure, joining Jaguar Land Rover
SlashGear
Yesterday we heard that Damian Dinning, who served as the head of Nokia's camera and imaging department, was leaving the company. He'll be ending a 9 year tenure on November 30, but when this announcement was made, there will still a few mysteries...

SlashGear

Tracking Mars: Curiosity Makes Its Mark on the Red Planet
Wired
Since Curiosity landed on mars on Aug. 6, the rover has traveled hundreds of feet over the Martian surface. In the process, it has tracked up the sandy, dusty terrain, leaving tire marks, scoop divots, Morse code and one tiny piece of itself behind. Unlike the ...

Wired

Climate summit's 2015 goal
Sydney Morning Herald
IT IS an annual ritual: nearly 200 nations sit down at the end of each year for two weeks of glacially paced negotiations to stop global warming. Meanwhile, leading scientific and economic bodies warn that time is fast running out to cut greenhouse gas ...

Travelogue: Area leads way in texting law violators
Delaware County Daily Times
The no-texting law in Pennsylvania has been in effect since March 8, and according to numbers listed by AAA Mid-Atlantic, the region that has had the most drivers ticketed for texting while driving is . . . the five-county Philadelphia region. In the first six months ...

Lauded climate-change documentary "Chasing Ice" comes home to Boulder
Denver Post
Posted: 11/25/2012 12:01:00 AM MST. Birthday Canyon in Greenland during the filming of "Chasing Ice." The film follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic. (James Balog, Extreme Ice Survey). Stage, Screen & In Between Blog ...

Fossil Rhino Skull Discovered In Volcanic Ash, 9.2-Million-Year-Old Rhino ...
PlanetSave.com
A 9.2 million years old fossilized rhino skull has been discovered buried in volcanic ash. Fossils preserved in volcanic rock are very rare, and account for less than two percent of the world's known specimens. 20121124-161021.jpg. The specimen was ...

Review: Gift guide to smaller tablets
Rapid City Journal
NEW YORK | The tablet computer is without a doubt the gift of the season — just like it was last year. But if you resisted the urge in 2011, now is the time to give in. This season's tablets are better all around. Intense competition has kept prices very low, making ...

The MacBook Air – As Important As Air?
Solar Panels News
Apple has released its newest version in the line of ultraportable computers, The MacBook Air. The Apple MacBook Air 11.6 inch is loaded with the latest third-generation 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with Turbo Boost technology up to 2.6GHz, ...

Wii U expected to be sold out through March
Geek
If you are planning on waiting until you can just walk into the store and pick up a Wii U, you'll probably have to wait at least until March. The console is expected to remain sold out, with customers likely to still be lining up outside the door for new shipments ...

Refurbished iPhone 5's Available from AT&T at $149 for 16GB, $249 for 32GB ...
Latinos Post
Apple is known for charging a premium price for its flagship iPhone series of smartphones, but customers who are willing to pick up a refurbished version of the iPhone 5 are in luck. At AT&T's official website, those who opt for a two-year contract with the ...

What we missed: 'Black Ops II' update, 'Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney' trailer ...
StickSkills
Since our staff is responsible for covering pretty much everything related to the video game industry on a daily basis, it can be tough to post all the stories we think our readers would like to see. Videos go unwatched, new release dates are missed and silly ...

StickSkills

Double Fine adds 'Brazen' prototype to Amnesia Fortnight rewards
Joystiq
Double Fine's internally developed and externally funded Amnesia Fortnight game jam soldiers on, and as is always the case with Humble Bundle promotions, an additional reward has been added for those that donate above the current average.

Will Apple Lead or Follow in the Future Glass Projects Market?
Patently Apple
Last month we posted a report titled "Apple, Google & Others Preparing for the Coming Glass War." Today, we follow through on that report by taking a deeper look at this emerging trend that could very quickly be the next "iPad" in terms of sheer market impact.

Can't wait for the new iMac to arrive? Try a $540 Chinese clone… or not
Today's iPhone
Dang, Chinese clone-makers are getting seriously good at copying Apple. Check out the computer above, designed and manufactured by “Mr. Hong”, it features a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 4GB RAM, i3 dual core processor and a 500GB hard ...

Jupiter out all night. Venus, Saturn, Mercury before sunrise
EarthSky (blog)
The coming weeks are an awesome time to look for planets! The chart at the top of this post shows the planets Venus and Saturn closest together in the east before dawn on Monday, November 26. The planet Mercury is crawling into view now, too, in the ...

Tablet display shipments jump, top laptops in October
CNET
Tablets are on a tear. Shipments of tablets are catching up to laptops a lot faster than anticipated only a few months ago. Brooke Crothers. by Brooke Crothers. November 24, 2012 12:50 PM PST Follow @mbrookec. The $199 Nexus 7 has been a catalyst in ...

Science news that's good for Lonesome George, bad for new car smell
Globe and Mail
Lonesome George, the late reptile prince of the Galapagos Islands, may be dead, but scientists now say he may not be the last giant tortoise of his species after all. Researchers say they may be able to resurrect the Pinta Island subspecies by launching a ...

Globe and Mail

Google's 'gallery for everyone' lets you take over Times Square, say thank you for...
Engadget
What would be a neat trick to round off a perfect holiday with friends, family, and -- if you're lucky -- some bargain-priced tech? How about getting your smug, contented face up on the screens in Times Square? Not got the big corporate budget? No worries, as ...

Why It's Bad News That Otellini is Retiring From Intel
Forbes
Intel Corp. (INTC) chief executive officer Paul Otellini surprised investors by announcing that he will retire next May at the annual meeting – almost two years ahead of expectations. He said he will oversee an orderly transition as the board considers both ...

Just in time for Christmas! The brain-powered helicopter offering genuine blue ...
Daily Mail
The makers of a brain-powered helicopter are hoping to fundamentally change the way we think about toys. San Francisco company Puzzlebox are billing the 'Orbit' as both an entertaining novelty item and an educational tool. They believe the project can ...

Daily Mail

Toyota Prius has low theft rate
Detroit Free Press
As if there weren't enough practical reasons to buy a Toyota Prius hybrid, here's another: It's apparently so dorky that thieves won't steal it. The National Insurance Crime Bureau says despite its popularity, the Prius has a much lower theft rate than other cars ...

Instagram: 10M photos shared on US Thanksgiving Day
GMA News
Photos of turkeys and pies and everything about Thanksgiving Day – more than 10 million of them – dominated photo sharing service Instagram on the important American occasion. In a blog post, Instagram said this was a "record usage" as Instagrammers ...

Suits bulk of 32″-sixty five” Liquid crystal display LED Plasma HDTV flat panel ...
Venice Life Magazine
The reduced profile mount MF601B is appropriate with LED, Liquid crystal display, Plasma TVs and other flat panel shows measuring amongst 32 and 65 inches. Supports all VESA mounting specifications up to 600×400 and several odd dimensions ...

iPhone 5 camera to scream and shout about by Will.i.am
Phones Review
The iPhone 5 has been another smash hit for Apple since its release in September but before it released we discussed wanted features for the next iPhone on several occasions and one thing that many people wanted was an improved camera. When the...

Phones Review

Holiday gifts: Techie picks for the health nut
USA TODAY
Holiday gifts: Techie picks for the health nut. Alice Truong, Special for USA TODAYShare. Comments. Here are ideas for the fitness buff, or couch potato who needs a push. Budget selections too. Jawbone Up. The Jawbone Up. (Photo: Alice Truong for USA ...

Posted in: 3DS, DS, DS Games, DS News, News, Nintendo News, Wii, Wii ...
Gamersyndrome
This is a regular update that we have here at Gamer Syndrome, detailing for you the latest updates on Club Nintendo offers and free goodies. The Basics: For those of you that don't know, Club Nintendo is a service that Nintendo offers, somewhat similar in ...

Court Orders Apple to Disclose HTC Deal Details to Samsung
JDJournal.com
On Wednesday, Judge Lucy Koh ordered that Apple produce a full unredacted copy of the settlement agreement between Apple and HTC “without delay” to Samsung, subject to Attoneys-Eyes-Only conditions. The order is part of post trial arguments following ...

PlayStation 4/Xbox 720 Augmented Reality Wanted? - Unscripted Access ...
The Gamer Access
Nintendo's Wii U launch, PlayStation 3 creeps on worldwide sales of Xbox 360, rumors of Xbox's augmented reality, and much more gaming news and nonsense that listeners have come to expect with Unscripted Access. The Gamer Access is back again with ...

LG: LTE in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover
SlashGear
The LTE modem discovered in the Nexus 4 is an evolutionary leftover akin to an appendix or tailbone, LG has explained, dashing any hopes of a firmware update unlocking future 4G capabilities. Interest was raised when teardowns of the latest Nexus ...

SlashGear

'Black Ops 2' Tops 11M Units Sold In First Week, No Signs Of Call Of Duty ...
Forbes
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 sales were lower in the game's first week than Modern Warfare 3, but it's too early to worry about gamer fatigue. I'm not sure that any video game boasting sales of over 11 million units globally in its first week can exhibit signs of ...

Forbes

Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD 4G will continue with the sale price through ...
Technology Bloom News
The Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD has received a retail price reduction this holiday shopping season at online retailer Amazon. The internet retailing giant has reduced the retail price of the best-selling Razr MAXX HD to $149 on contract, and that price is ...

Technology Bloom News

Vita discounts coming to US PSN next week
Computerandvideogames.com
Next week's US PlayStation Store update will bring with it discounted prices on 10 PS Vita games, Sony has said. PlayStation Network Screenshot Little Deviants, Reality Fighters, Hot Shot Golf: World Invitational, MLB 12: The Show, Reality Fighters, Wipeout ...

Disney has taught a humanoid robot to play catch, juggle - doesn't look like Arnie ...
TweakTown
Here I am thinking we're getting closer to the end of the Mayan long-count calender, and the world won't end - but now Disney have taught one of their humanoid robotic subordinates how to play catch and juggle with human participants.

TweakTown

Black box, right on time: Vodaphone enters the tablet wars
Daily Mail
The Christmas race for iPad Mini killers has just hotted up, but is Vodafone's tablet up to the job? Lenovo's laptops are usually big, black rectangles that look like Soviet-era cars from the Eastern Bloc – like they should be accessorised with a sticker saying, 'My ...
 
Daily Mail

All Wii U games to come with Stars Points
Everybody Plays
It seems that not a week can go by without some sort of financial crisis, grave statistic or global dilemma cropping up in the news. And with the 'dire economic climate' of recent years threatening to rear it's head again and Christmas fast approaching, it can ...

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