18 March 2013

Chinese TV caught asking celebrities to bash Apple

Chinese TV caught asking celebrities to bash Apple - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech: "The tale unfolded on Tea Leaf Nation, an English-language Webzine that tracks general news out of China by scouring Chinese-language social media. On Friday TLN reported that CCTV, China's powerful state television, had put Apple in the cross hairs of its much-feared Ides of March consumer protection show -- an annual TV event watched by hundreds of million of viewers. CCTV's claim was that Apple had been discriminating against Chinese users by swapping new iPhones returned for repair with refurbished iPhones with shorter warranties. On Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter, there were immediate expressions of outrage and calls for an Apple boycott."

Most Popular Apps Have Few Flaws, but Updates Still a Problem
eWeek
While the number of global vulnerabilities increased in 2012, the Top 50 applications on people's desktops had fewer flaws overall, according to a report released by Secunia. The number of security vulnerabilities discovered in software products rose 5 ...

eWeek

ALMA: New Jewel of the Atacama Desert: Photos
Discovery News
The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array, or ALMA, is nearing completion after over 30 years of planning and collaborating among astronomers and engineers from several nations. The completed array will consist of 66 antennas and two ...


Someone Tell Apple There Are Plenty Of Phones With Screens Just As Good As ...
Business Insider
It was clearly another defensive move following Samsung's Galaxy S4 launch last week. In fact, Apple also emailed the page to many of its customers. The timing is suspect not only because of the recent Galaxy S4 launch, but also because Apple won't have ...

Find out which streaming device is right for you
Tulsa World
With the right connections and the right devices, viewers can stream all kinds of movies, TV shows and other content instantly on any television in the house. Streaming technology is still in its infancy, but the number of devices that support streaming has ...


PlayStation Vita Version of Machinarium Will Reveal in 10 Days
Guardian Express
Machinarium is a puzzle point-and-click adventure game developed by Amanita Design, and it has been scheduled for release for the PlayStation Vita gaming console on March 26th, 2013.The goal of the Machinarium game is to solve a series of puzzles and ...

Eye Tracking system will be a part of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6
Capital Technologies
The battle of the next generation smartphones have started. Almost every smartphone maker has announced its next generation device except Apple who yet has to reveal the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6. According to the rumors, Apple will soon unveil its next ...

Capital Technologies

THX Sues Apple Over Slim Speaker Patent Infringement
Tech Fragments
THX Sues Apple THX, the audio company, is filing a lawsuit against Apple for patent infringement. The lawsuit claims that latest versions of the iMac, iPhone, and iPad contain technology relating to narrow profile speakers with enhanced sound output which ...

Tech Fragments


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Bashed In Mexico For Trademark “iPhone”
US Market Buzz
Everyone is well aware that Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) is the Company which makes the iPhone but in Mexico and Brazil this is not the case, there is another Company using similar trademark. It is a usual case where would be global trademark finds local ...


Facebook promotes ex-Mozilla engineer to CTO
SlashGear
Facebook is going rampant with its changes. It has brought on a new targeted ad interface for marketers, a new and improved timeline, support for hashtags, and now a new Chief Technology Officer. Mike Schroepfer, previously the Senior Vice President of...

SlashGear

'Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara' rated by Korean ratings board
Joystiq
A new Dungeons & Dragons game, Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, has been classified by Korean ratings board GRB and evaluated for consumption on both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The classification lists Capcom Entertainment Korea ...


Facebook to MessageMe: Keep Your Filthy Hands Off My Social Graph
All Things Digital
Sources in position to know tell AllThingsD that Facebook has cut off MessageMe's access to the Facebook Friend Graph, preventing users of the mobile messenger app from searching for friends via the social network. Try to bring up a list of Facebook friends ...

All Things Digital

Netflix's New $600 Million Move: Facebook Integration
Motley Fool
On Wednesday morning, video-streaming leader Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) announced the launch of a Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) app for U.S. customers. Starting this week, U.S. Netflix users will be able to link their Netflix and Facebook accounts, so that their ...

50 years ago: Quasars found
Bayoubuzz
50 years ago: Quasars found Some of the most breathtaking images in the night sky come from quasars. This artist's rendering displays the quasar's luminance, which is brighter than a billion suns. The beam is matter being shot into space. 50 years ago: ...

'Dead Space 3′ Sells Well, Tops February NPD Charts
Bloody Disgusting
Despite a cooler than expected reception from fans and critics, Dead Space 3 still looks to be selling well. In February, the game topped the NPD charts, selling 605k units and beating Black Ops II for the top spot. Its inclusion of optional drop-in/drop-out co-op ...

Bloody Disgusting

Microsoft's Bob Heddle backstage at Expand (video)
Engadget
Bob Heddle, director of Kinect for Windows, took to our stage today to talk about the evolution of Microsoft's gaming peripheral. After turning our editor-in-chief into a rather rubbery looking 3D rendering, he headed backstage for an interview with Brian Heater ...
FCC Takes Action Against Political Robocallers for Dialing Cell Phones
eWeek
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Federal Communications Commission Enforcement Bureau files citations against two robocalling companies telling them to stop or face billions of dollars in fines. It's no secret that political campaigns made millions of automated calls...

eWeek

New watch faces for Pebble smartwatch, with April's SDK
CNET
With more than 40,000 Pebbles built so far, developers have a growing market for hacks to the smartwatch, which Pebble is facilitating with next month's arrival of a watch-face software development kit. Tim Hornyak. by Tim Hornyak. March 16, 2013 12:11 PM ...

CEO Gentry Underwood on Mailbox (and why you have to wait for it)
Los Angeles Times
PALO ALTO -- How frustrated are people with trying to use email on their mobile devices? The overnight success of iPhone app Mailbox suggests very. Some 1.3 million people have signed up just to wait in line to get it. Some 750,000 people are managing ...

Google Introduces Phrasebook For Google Translate [Updates]
MakeUseOf
Google has introduced a new feature for Google Translate called Phrasebook. As the name suggests, Phrasebook can be used to save commonly used phrases. The service now allows you to save a set of translations, i.e., the commonly used catchphrases in ...

Apple's Ex-SVP: Here's What I Learned and Loved at Apple
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) former senior vice president of retail, John Browett, admitted at a Retail Week Live conference this week via The Independent that he “loved” working for Apple, but he “just didn't fit with the way they ran the business.” Before being ...

Highest Rated CEOs for 2013
Dubai Chronicle
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was found to be the highest rated Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 2013. CEOs of other technology companies have also done well on the ranking, making the sector one of today's most powerful industries. The research was ...

China's CCTV attacks Apple's and Volkswagen's customer service policies
SlashGear
China's most powerful TV program, China Central Television, controlled by the country's government, aired a 2-hour show that attacked both Apple's and Volkswagen's customer service policies in the country. CCTV aired the broadcast in celebration of World ...

SlashGear

CERN Now Certain It Has Discovered The Higgs Boson
Forbes
Last July, scientists at CERN announced that, using the Large Hadron Collider, it had discovered a particle that was consistent with the properties they'd expect to find in Higgs boson. A Higgs boson is the particle that the current model of physics describes as ...

Forbes

Fan Made Timesplitters Game Taking Shape
TheSixthAxis
Timesplitters Rewind is a fan made project that got the go-ahead from Crytek via an informal chat on the Facebook page of the group of fans who set up the “100,000 Strong for Timesplitters 4″ petition. Although permitted to make use of the assets and ...

BlackBerry Could Face More Struggles Despite Recent Purchase Order
Eastern Morning Herald
BlackBerry Could Face More Struggles Despite Recent Purchase Order Despite recently announcing a purchase order that involved one million devices running on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system (OS), BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) may still ...

Eastern Morning Herald

Keck Telescopes to seek funding on 20th anniversary
SlashGear
The W.M. Keck Observatory, which has the two largest optical and infrared telescopes in the world, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. Its twin Keck telescopes have been instrumental to finding exoplanets, exploring the universe, and observing ...

SlashGear

Meet Mike Mika, who hacked 'Donkey Kong' for his daughter
MSNBC
Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perry, guest host Joy Reid told the story of this week's Foot Soldier Mike Mika: a video-game designer in the Bay Area in California who hacked the classic Nintendo game Donkey Kong so his three-year-old daughter Ellis could ...

Battlefield 4 event to be held on March 26th
SlashGear
Battlefield lovers rejoice. Electronic Arts and DICE are going to be holding a special event for Battlefield 4 on March 26th at 7:00 p.m. PST. The Battlefield 4 event will take place in San Francisco, California at the 2013 Game Developers Conference.

SlashGear

Google (GOOG) acquires Talaria, developer of Web application server software ...
Seeking Alpha
Google (GOOG) acquires Talaria, developer of Web application server software said to offer superior performance and support for more programming languages than alternatives. Talaria will be used by Google's cloud infrastructure unit as it tries to gain ...

Google's Eric Schmidt to tap into Myanmar's potential gold mine
SlashGear
Google's Executive Chairmain, Eric Schmidt, plans on making a trip to Myanmar on March 22nd. He hopes to tap into Myanmar's market of 60 million people, which has the potential of being a huge gold mine for the search engine giant. Myanmar had been...

SlashGear
Benzinga's M&A Chatter for Friday March 15, 2013
Benzinga
Both IBM (NYSE: IBM) and EMC (NYSE: EMC) are in talks to acquire web hosting company SoftLayer, according to a report from Reuters. The deal could be worth over $2 billion, according to sources, which indicated SoftLayer had hire Morgan Stanley and ...

Civilization V Expansion Brave New World Announced
Capsule Computers
A new expansion for Civilization V has been announced and will be offering lots more content for fans of the game to enjoy. Titled Brave New World, the expansion will focus on international trade, culture, and diplomacy. The expansion will include: ...

Capsule Computers

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Price Slashed
Gadget Insiders
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Price Slashed The price of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 was reduced on Thursday, with the base 16 GB Wi-Fi only model getting a $30 discount from $299 to $269. The 32 GB Wi-Fi only Kindle Fire HD 8.9 now costs $299, which ...

Gadget Insiders

Retina MacBook Pro Software Update Takes Care of Several Bugs
Gadget Insiders
On Thursday, Apple released a software update for the 15-inch version of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, an update that resolved several pertinent issues including the much-documented fan control problem. Photo credit: Apple. Aside from taking care ...
 
Gadget Insiders

Phone app designed to prevent drunken driving
Herald Times Reporter
MADISON — A new phone app is designed to help keep drunken drivers off the road. The “Drive Sober” app launched by the state Department of Transportation allows motorists to estimate their blood alcohol content and select a designated driver. The app ...

Increase Blog Traffic Without Using Google
Business 2 Community (blog)
Despite the wild claims of SEO experts for hire, you don't need to rank higher in Google to increase blog traffic on your site. Ranking higher in Google is just one way to increase traffic—and there are many other ways.

Business 2 Community (blog)


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