06 May 2013

Apple extends lead over Samsung in US smartphones

Apple dominates US smartphone market--

Apple extends lead over Samsung in US smartphones
CNET
Google's Android remains the largest platform, with 52 percent of the market, although it lost more than 1 percentage point of market share, while Apple's iOS gained nearly 3 percentage points for 39 percent of the market. Microsoft's Windows Phone was ...

Amazon accidentally leaks world's first small-screen Windows 8 tablet
PCWorld
Because all Windows 8 tablets released thus far have packed 10-inch or larger displays, asMicrosoft's operating system was engineered before diminutive tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire became all the rage. Oops! (Click to enlarge.) Microsoft ...

Games dominate Apple's all-time apps list - USA Today
USA TODAY
... huge fans of downloadable games. As Apple approaches 50 billion downloads on its App Store, the company has revealed the top 25 paid and free apps for the iPad and iPhone, with games taking over several spots. ... Google Earth. 18. Fruit Ninja Free ...

Google Glass: An Etiquette Guide
Wall Street Journal
You're one of the privileged few who've scored a pair of Google Glass, the futuristic eyewear that puts a tiny, voice-controlled, Wi-Fi-enabled computer on your face. It's the most anticipated gadget since the iPad, iPhone or iAnything, really. And the ...


Clients question Google's UK tax status: poll | Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Some of Google's clients have questioned its assertion that it does not sell to customers from its London office, a key plank in its ability to ...
www.reuters.com/.../us-google-tax-britain-idUSBRE9420O92...

Amazon Kindle Fire to go 10-inch | Mobile - CNET News
By Brooke Crothers
Amazon started small. Now it's going big. The online retailer is expected to bring out its biggest tablet yet later this year. Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
CNET News - Mobile


Here's What The Large Hadron Collider Looks Like Through Google ...
By Greg Kumparak
If Google is worried about Google Glass being too "nerdy", they probably wouldn't be sending people rockin' the Glass into the heart of th.. ... Trending Stories. Google's Cloud Is Eating Apple's · Everyone! Look! Acer! Silicon Valley Tries To ...
TechCrunch

Details of Acer's 8-inch, $380 Windows 8 tablet leak
ZDNet
Summary: Details of the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet have leaked, after Amazon.com prematurely published a listing for a new Acer device. The tiny tablet could be ready before Microsoft's much anticipated Windows update (code-named Blue), which is due...

ZDNet

Intel's CEO Choice Fuels Debate Over Chip Maker's Future
eWeek
Brian Krzanich's appointment signals that Intel is staying the course at a time when bolder action is needed, some analysts say. When Paul Otellini announced in November 2012 that he was stepping down as CEO of Intel, some analysts saw it as an ...

eWeek

NASA holds haiku contest to send a message to Mars
VentureBeat
NASA wants you to be part of a DVD it's sending to Mars. To that end, it's holding a haiku contest. The best three entries will have be sent, along with the authors' names, to Mars aboard MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission.

13-Second Proof the Sun Is Crazy Powerful - Mashable
Mashable
The sun is more than 92 billion miles away, but you can almost feel a ripple of heat when watching NASA's incredible footage of its fiery hiccup. The burst comes from a coronal mass ejection (CME) that erupted from the sun this week, creating a gigantic ...

Ars readers react: Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat lawyer up
Ars Technica
This week at Ars brought plenty of reporting on civilization and its discontents from our "Law and Disorder" section. By far, the most bizarre and maybe surprising news was from Timothy B. Lee, who wrote Warner Brothers sued for unauthorized use of Nyan ...

Ars Technica

NYC's bike share, largest in the country, to begin
Wall Street Journal
NEW YORK — With its constant hum of subways, buses, cabs and ferries, New York City has long had one exception to its transportation options: bicycles. All that changes this month, when the city launches its first bike-sharing program, slated to be the ...

How to Remove Tagged Photos From Your Instagram Profile - Mashable
Mashable
Instagram added the ability to tag photos this week. Similar to photo tagging on Facebook, your friends can now tag you in their Instagram photos so that the image shows up on your profile as well. It's a fantastic feature if you want to share those photos with ...

Fishermen Want Humpback Whales Off Endangered List
NPR
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Hawaii fishermen is asking the federal government to remove northern Pacific humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the population has steadily grown since the international community banned ...

Russian scientist claims to have found asteroid fragments that caused ...
Daily Mail
A Russian scientist has claimed that he has found the first fragments of a mystery object which caused a huge explosion over Siberia more than a century ago. The Tunguska Event in June 1908 saw a mysterious blast more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic ...

Daily Mail

Plans for fully 3D-printed gun go online next week
Register
Defense Distributed, the pending non-profit that plans to make 3D-printed weaponry available for anyone with such a printer, will release the blueprints for a fully-working plastic firearm next week. The 3D-Printed Liberator pistol. Here at last – your own printed ...

Google Play Won't Get Nook Off the Hook
Wall Street Journal
The bookseller's announcement Friday that Nook tablet users would get access to app store Google Play is essential to attracting consumers. Previously, Nook users had been able to access only the tablet's own app


Graphene paint aims to solar-power future homes and electronics
SlashGear
Scientists from the University of Manchester have discovered that by combining Graphene, a one-atom thick layer of graphite, with the transition metal dichalcogenides, a material that can react to light, they are able to create a product that can generate ...

SlashGear

2013 Beetle Turbo gets more juice with new Gen 3 TSI engine
Examiner.com
Volkswagen says the 2013 Beetle Turbo, Beetle Turbo Convertible, and the Jetta GLI are getting more juice with the fitment of a new version of the award-winning EA888 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected TSI engine according to a news release on ...

US Cellular among last carriers to offer iPhone
Los Angeles Times
Add U.S. Cellular to the long list of mobile networks that offer the iPhone. After being exclusive to AT&T for nearly four years, the iPhone is now available from nearly every phone carrier in the country, with U.S. Cellular being the latest to join the list. In the last ...

Mobile ads help grow Facebook's 1Q revenue 38 percent
Chicago Daily Herald
NEW YORK — A year ago, Facebook was just testing the waters of mobile advertising, causing plenty of headaches for investors ahead of its massive initial public offering. It has since eased those worries. Advertisement. On Wednesday the world's biggest ...

Greenhouse gasses may boost chances of exoplanetary life
Register
Those pesky greenhouse gasses that are threatening to wreak havoc here on Earth may make other planets scattered throughout the universe more conducive to life, according to a paper published in the journal Science. "It's really all about the greenhouse ...

Scientists Seek To Take The Measure of Antimatter
Delmarva Public Radio
Up next, another installment in the continuing quest to understand antimatter, that stuff that's supposed to be the opposite of matter. It's supposed to have been created during the Big Bang in equal amounts as normal matter, but for some reason, it's all ...

Nissan announces fastest-ever GT-R NISMO [video] - Torque News
Torque News
Nissan is expanding the NISMO performance brand to include the Nissan GT-R NISMO that will be the flagship and the fastest-ever production GT-R. See what record they really want. n/a. Nissan GT-R NISMO. Nissan has just announced that the NISMO ...

Torque News

Splinter Cell: Blacklist: Everything We Know So Far
Gamenguide
Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Ubisoft's next big action-adventure stealth title, is set to see the return of Sam Fisher. The game is massively anticipated, especially by die-hard Splinter Cell fans, after players complained about the action-oriented approach the Splinter ...

Review: Super Mario World (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)
Nintendo Life
Right from the six-note melody that opens the first stage, you can tell there's something special about Super Mario World. This is the Super Nintendo launch title that set the bar impossibly high for day-one releases, created the magic that games such as Super ...

Nintendo Life

iPhone 6 stepping away from provider
In Entertainment
The rumors about Apple's next iPhone are pretty intense, and people are already talking about the next model arriving in 2014 as Apple's flagship device, which would likely be called the iPhone 6 – despite the model for this year – to be called iPhone 5S?

In Entertainment

Ford plans to surpass its hybrid sales record this month
SlashGear
Ford has decided that this year, it will surpass its hybrid sales record. It's highest annual amount of hybrids sold dates back to 2010, the year it sold 35,496 of its Fusion and C-Max hybrids. Currently, the car manufacturer has sold 29,561 hybrids this year alone ...

SlashGear

Saturn shines extra-bright in recurring opposition Event
Science Recorder
Earthlings are being treated now to unusually brilliant views of Saturn, thanks to the ringed planet drifting closer to Earth than it had been at any time so far this year. The “opposition” event, as astronomers call it—because from our earthbound vantage point,...

Science Recorder

HTC One review: It's now or never again
Ars Technica
It's been a hard year for HTC. The Taiwan-based phone manufacturer had a great beginning in the Android world, but it's been struggling to keep up appearances and convince the public to buy its handsets. Some analysts believe that the HTC brand is in...

Ars Technica

New GTA 5 Features Revealed: Bullet Time, Berserk Mode & Mad Driving Skills ...
SidhTech
It is looking as though Rockstar are about to give some official news about GTA 5 after lack of it has caused months of frustration for fans. There have been previews of the game shown behind closed doors and we are now able to offer you confirmation that ...

SidhTech

NASA: Warming Climate Likely Means More Floods, Droughts
WNIJ & WNIU
The Earth's wettest regions are likely to get wetter while the most arid will get drier due to warming of the atmosphere caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, according to a new NASA analysis of more than a dozen climate models. Scientists ran ...

Space Mountain In Disneyland Reopens After Three Weeks
Latinos Post
Space Mountain is back in business for Disneyland in California, as the ride reopens three weeks after an accident prompted safety evaluations. The ride was closed by state safety officials after a contractor in charge of cleaning the ride's slanted roof fell off, ...

Latinos Post

Dark Matter Chase Begins in form of Tiny Bubbles
French Tribune
A team of physicists belonging to the Northwestern University has introduced an extraordinary innovative experiment in an effort to be the first group to verify the continuation of dark matter. The scientist came across the first explosion in a form of an ...

[Rumor] AT&T To Launch “All In One” Prepaid Plans This June
The Droid Guy
Those who are looking for a more flexible option on their mobile service will have another option starting next month as AT&T plans to launch their new All In One prepaid plan. The company is still in the planning stage but if everything goes as planned this ...

The Droid Guy

Google Targets Its Sights On Gaming, Hires Noah Falstein As Chief Game ...
Hot Hardware
Google has its hands in every other aspect of the tech industry, so why not gaming, too? It appears as though the company is eyeing a run at the gaming market by hiring Noah Falstein as its “Chief Game Designer”. Falstein's LinkedIn profile has been updated ...

Hot Hardware

NASA's next rover target after Mars? Greenland
Los Angeles Times
NASA is sending a rover to a remote frontier on harsh terrain that's unfriendly to humans. But it won't be to the moon or Mars -- it's headed for Greenland. From May 3 to June 8, the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research will travel ...

Google Updates Gmail to Add Google Calendar Events
DailyFinance
With the update, Gmail users will see dates and times in their emails lightly underlined. Once they click underlined date and time, Google says, users can quickly schedule an event such as a conference call or lunch date on Google Calendar without leaving ...

Google Fiber Comes To Shawnee, Kansas
RedOrbit
Google has just announced they'll be shining their Gigabit glow on Shawnee, Kansas as they bring Fiber to another town just outside of Kansas City. Shawnee is the fifth city in Johnson county to be promised Google Fiber and now joins eight other cities ...

RedOrbit

Injustice: Gods Among Us: Batgirl Is Next DLC Character - Cinema Blend
Cinema Blend
Today NetherRealm Studios confirmed the next DLC character for Injustice: Gods Among Us. Batgirl will be joining fellow Gotham vigilantes Nightwing and Batman in the DC Comics fighting game. "Looks like the bat's out of the bag," tweeted NetherRealm.

Cinema Blend

Shadow of the Eternals Teased: Successor to Eternal Darkness
GamingBolt
Last year, when X-Men Destiny was released to universally bad reviews, several employees began coming out about what was happening at Silicon Knights (long story short: Denis Dyack's insanity during the Too Human phase was just the start). But one...

GamingBolt

Texting Ban Passes: Will it Make East Lake Roads Safer?
Patch.com
They say the third time's the charm, but for Florida's texting ban five seems to be the magic number. A bill that makes it illegal to text while driving finally made it through the Senate and into Gov. Rick Scott's hands earlier this week. Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice ...

T-Mobile releases 'T-Mobile TV' app for iOS with 30-day free preview
Apple Insider
T-Mobile on Thursday gave iPhone users on its network a new means of accessing on-demand and live video content with the debut of the T-Mobile TV app in Apple's App Store. on your phone. The new app allows T-Mobile customers to view content from ...

Elder Scrolls Online: 300 More Hours Of Awesomeness For Skyrim Grievers
SidhTech
There is an update about the progress of Elder Scrolls Online, which is under development by Zenimax Online Studios, and which should make its way out later this year. Bethesda did confirm that fans of the game would be able to see gameplay in August ...

SidhTech

Ubisoft Says We'll See South Park: The Stick Of Truth In 2013
PSX Extreme
When THQ went down, many promising titles appeared to go with it. But thankfully, most found new homes. One of those that found a new publisher was South Park: The Stick of Truth, which had been slated to launch on March 5 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox...

PSX Extreme

Call of Duty: Ghosts Leaked Information and Theories - Gameranx.com
Gameranx
The next-generation Call of Duty: Ghost has been the subject of multitudes of speculation. While some theories are better than others, one Youtuber consistently brings forth some good ideas. His channel name is Drift0r, and yesterday he published a video ...

Gameranx

Mozilla demonstrates potential of web browser as gaming platform with Epic ...
TweakTown
I don't usually get excited over tech demos or browser upgrades, but this one sure has me excited. Mozilla is showing off a tech demo of Epic's Epic Citadel demo playing directly in Firefox. See for yourself in the video they created, embedded below: ...

TweakTown

Become a Superhero With a Homemade Thor Hammer
Mashable
If you're tired of sitting around waiting to get bitten by a radioactive spider or for Batman to retire and leave you his Batmobile (and hopefully Alfred), then take matters into your own hands — build your own hammer that could rival Thor's. In this video Hackaday ...

Flight of the RoboBee: Harvard scientists develop tiniest flying robots
Globe and Mail
Scientists at Harvard University have developed tiny winged robots that mimic insects in nature. They are as agile as real flies. The tiny creatures are made out of carbon fibre and about half the size of a paper clip, weighing less than one-tenth of a gram.

Globe and Mail

China / Society New species of meat-eating dinosaur found in China
China Daily
WASHINGTON - Biologists said on Friday they have discovered the fossil remains of a baby dinosaur in China that represents a new species of small theropod, or meat-eating dinosaur. Named Aorun zhaoi after the Dragon King in the Chinese epic tale ...

US urges light-touch regulation of emissions as climate heats up
Irish Times
Starting tomorrow, German environment minister Peter Altmaier and his Polish counterpart, Marcin Korolec, will jointly host the fourth Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin, involving a representative group of 35 of their colleagues from all regions of the world.

Irish Times

Profit By Search Announces Its Pay for Performance SEO Plans
Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Pay for Performance SEO is something that everybody would like to give a try; it is a new SEO plan that the company has added to its list of plans for clients. Here, one will only have to pay when the desired results are achieved, according to the time ...

US military secrets leaked to Chinese hackers for three years
RT
A US military contractor was allegedly hacked by those associated with the Chinese military. The company reportedly ignored signs of security breaches, allowing hackers to access military technology and classified documents for three years. QinetiQ North...

RT


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