23 May 2013

Women use mobile devices to manage romance

"Manage" romance?--

Women use mobile devices to manage romance
SEATTLE – The top love affair in the lives of many women is their mobile device, according to survey findings released today by antivirus vendor AVG Technologies. AVG polled 4,000 women in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and Brazil. It found nearly ...

Logitech to make wired iPad keyboard for the classroom
Summary: Logitech has several keyboards for the iPad, but the new Wired Keyboard for iPad is the first to plug into the tablet for use in the classroom where wireless keyboards are not ideal....

Star Trek's Tricorder Becomes Reality With Scanadu's Scout
If you've been longing for the day you can just scan your body at home to find out what's wrong when you're sick rather than head to the ER — your day is here. Meet Scout, a device that can monitor and track your vital signs, temperature, ECG, heart rate, ...

Bidders Circle Fisker
Wall Street Journal
At least two investor groups have expressed interest in salvaging Fisker Automotive Inc., the troubled maker of luxury plug-in hybrid cars, but their proposals would require the Obama administration to accept pennies on the dollar to retire a taxpayer-funded ...

HTC Faces Internal Strife
HTC's problems continue to increase. Several key employees have left the company in recent weeks in the face of low morale, and the HTC First is being called a "disaster." HTC's chief product officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week, according to a ...

Samsung buys 10 percent stake in Pantech for $48 million
Samsung says it will have no involvement whatsoever in the Korean handset maker's business operations. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. May 22, 2013 8:31 AM PDT. (Credit: Pantech). Samsung has inked a deal with fellow Korean phone maker Pantech ...

Dell Launches New Cloud Products For Citrix Users
Dell's new converged infrastructure and thin client products expand the company's enterprise portfolio -- but can they distract from buyout drama and tanking PC revenues? ...

The third screen: Will all Windows 8 apps run on Microsoft's Xbox One?
Summary: MS CRM on your Xbox One? Will any and all Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps be allowed to run on the just-announced Xbox One? ...

Windows 8: Consumers Not Warming To Interface
Windows 8's look and feel is still a flop with consumers, especially with those who don't use tablets, two studies say....

Climate change 'spurred modern human behaviour'
BBC News
Abrupt climate change in Africa helped trigger technological and cultural advances in early modern humans, according to new research. Archaeologists had long noted that the complexity displayed by human groups moved in fits and starts. But there has ...

T. Rex's smaller cousin ate like a falcon, study finds
Fox News
A smaller cousin of the Tyrannosaurus rex, called Allosaurus, may have fed on its prey in a fashion similar to modern-day falcons, a new study finds. Researchers at Ohio University in Athens found that while a T. rex whips its head from side to side to gorge on ...

Power company targeted by 10000 cyberattacks per month
Ars Technica
A Congressional survey of utility companies has revealed that the country's electric grid faces constant assault from hackers, with one power company reporting a whopping 10,000 attempted cyberattacks per month. US Reps. Edward Markey (D-MA) and ...

Merger of ancient galaxies could explain the origin of today's giants
Ars Technica
The elliptical galaxy NGC 4150. Observation of a merger between two galaxies early in the life of the Universe could explain the origin of large elliptical galaxies. NASA, ESA, R.M. Crockett (University of Oxford, U.K.), S. Kaviraj (Imperial College London and ...

GIF Creator Sets Record Straight: It's Pronounced 'JIF'
PC Magazine
During Tuesday's annual Webby Awards ceremony, GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) creator Steve Wilhite put to rest the question of the animated images' correct pronunciation. The simple answer: Much like the peanut butter brand, it's a soft "G." ...

HGST launches a 1.5TB hard drive for notebooks
DATA STORAGE FIRM HGST has launched what it claims is the highest capacity hard disk drive (HDD) for notebooks, touted as the industry's first 9.5mm 2.5in HDD with 1.5TB capacity. Sounding like a budget airline flight you'd take on your holidays to ...

Google Top Charts show world's searches for whiskey, more
Google Trends just launched new monthly search charts by category for everything from booze to business leaders. Have pitbulls' search fortunes been aided by the rise of a certain ...

Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital team up for $20 million investment in ...
San Jose Mercury News
Skyhigh Networks, a Cupertino company that aims to help customers keep track of which cloud-based software their employees are using, on Wednesday will announce a $20 million funding round from Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners.

LoJack for Samsung Galaxy S4 goes hard-core on thieves
LoJack's new Galaxy S4 security offering includes sending real people to retrieve your lost or stolen phone.  ...

A Closer Look At Baidu's Rising Costs And $105 Value
Baidu's operating margin dropped dramatically in Q1 2013 on account of investments in infrastructure, marketing and R&D as well as the consolidation of its online video platform. This trend is expected to continue in 2013 as the company invests in R&D and ...

Tumblr Deal Said to Reap Spark, Union Square $192 Million
Tumblr Inc.'s $1.1 billion purchase by Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) returned $192 million to its two biggest venture backers, a person familiar with the matter said, disputing an estimate by research firm PrivCo. Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures invested $13 ...

Recargo And Xatori Merge To Make PlugShare The Essential App For Electric ...
People are afraid that if they drive an electric vehicle, they'll run out of juice somewhere. So to convince more people to buy electric cars and dominate the charging station locator market, Xatori and Recargo are merging. The combined charge finder ...

Pines punched a “one way ticket toward genome obesity”
Ars Technica
So much junk that it may push the limits of stuffing DNA into a chromosome. by John Timmer -  Relatives of the Norway spruce are some of the oldest living things on the planet. They haven't used all that time to ...

4 Falcon Chicks Living on NY-NJ Bridge Are Banded
ABC News
Four peregrine falcon chicks roosting high above the Hudson River on the George Washington Bridge were pronounced healthy Tuesday and fitted with tracking bands to help biologists keep tabs on them. Their mother's squawks competed with the din of ...

Saturn V rocket engines conserved in Kansas
Fox News
Although they stood up to the immense thrust needed to launch the mighty Saturn V rocket toward the moon, it turns out that the mammoth F-1 engines that powered the booster's first two-and-a-half minutes of flight were no match for the Atlantic Ocean.

Google Drive gets big update to change UI, scan documents from phone, and more
Mobile Burn
Google Drive for Android has undergone a big reconstruction to add several new features, including the ability to scan a document by taking a picture and having words on paper converted to text that can be stored online or edited. Drive can scan receipts or ...

BlackBerry Founder Says IPhone Users Will Embrace BBM App
BlackBerry (BBRY) founder Mike Lazaridis said he's confident that users of iPhones and other devices will embrace the company's BlackBerry Messenger platform, which will be offered on rival phones later this year. “BBM is by far the most compelling ...

No Contract Cell Phone Plans Grow In Popularity
The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reported that satisfaction in the wireless phone industry is improving. The index noted that wireless service providers in total landed at 72 (out of 100 point scale), but that it is still below the overall customer ...

OpenStack-powered cloud startup Cloudscaling scores $10M from Trinity ...
Elastic cloud infrastructure startup Cloudscaling has raised $10 million in its second round of funding so it can keep growing at a quick clip and innovating its cloud technology. San Francisco-based Cloudscaling was founded in 2006 and claims to be “the ...

New Opera for Android looks like Opera, tastes like Chrome
Ars Technica
Opera users on Android have been able to download a next-generation version of the browser in beta for some time, but today the company finally introduced those changes to the "stable" version of its mobile browser. The new Opera comes with big changes ...

Google Glass apps show off what headset can really do
New Scientist
READY to wear a computer on your face? Google thinks you are. The company's Glass headset seeks to bring wearable computing into the mainstream – but what will the average person do with it? There are privacy fears, but a sneak peek at some of the first ...

Financial blow for Alaskan volcano monitoring
Volcanologists who monitor eruptions of Alaskan volcanoes are scrambling to cope with US federal budget cuts — even as the Pavlof volcano, 1,000 kilometres southwest of Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage, spouts a towering ash plume that is threatening ...

More teens flocking to Twitter as enthusiasm for Facebook wanes
Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is getting the youth vote. Nearly a quarter of teens now use Twitter to catch up with friends and keep track of celebrities, a big jump in usage as teens flock to different social media sites and spend less time on Facebook to avoid ...

Slim Shady wannabe Zuck's Facebook 'STOLE' MY SONG - Eminem
Rapper Eminem's song publisher Eight Mile Style is accusing Facebook and its ad agency of (slim) shady dealings with one of his songs. Eminem ... laugh all you want, but this man is worth millions. The publisher filed a copyright lawsuit this week alleging ...

Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
Product Round-up If the rumours are to be believed, Apple and Microsoft are both developing "smartwatches" - wrist-worn gadgets that do rather more than simply display the time. The Apple rumours kicked off after smartwatch-pioneer Pebble's Kickstarter ...

Sprint Takes On The Check-Cashers
PC Magazine
LAS VEGAS—Check-cashing places and payday loan providers are the bottom-feeders of the financial industry. Serving people too poor, too undocumented, or too mobile to have real bank and credit card accounts, they charge much higher fees for services ...

Aurora attack tried to pinch secret list of Chinese spies
The Chinese hackers involved in the Operation Aurora attacks revealed by Google in 2010 may have accessed top secret information on US surveillance targets in the country including suspected foreign spies and terrorists, it has emerged. Speaking ...

Backpedaling: Bike racks removed after Post's queries
New York Post
VANISHING ACT: Bike-share racks recently installed in front of The Cambridge co-op in the West Village (above) are nowhere to be found yesterday (below). They were removed hours after The Post called the Department of Transportation over complaints ...

Utah's Solera Network accepts buyout from Silicon Valley firm
Salt Lake Tribune
A Silicon Valley Web security firm will acquire South Jordan's Solera Networks in a deal that will add jobs in the Salt Lake Valley. Blue Coat Systems of Sunnyvale, Calif., is buying Solera, a fast-growing company that makes security products for computer ...

Leap suggests its LTE roaming deal is with Sprint, hints at more device financing ...
LAS VEGAS--Executives from Cricket provider Leap Wireless strongly hinted that the company's LTE roaming deal is with Sprint Nextel, which already has a nationwide 3G CDMA roaming deal with Cricket. In a briefing with ...

Intel Shake-Up to Focus on Mobile, New Devices
Krzanich wants to focus on smartphones and tablets as the PC market slows down, but also start working on future devices beyond the smartphone/tablet era. Intel's new CEO has only been at the helm for a week, but he's determined to turn things around with ...

Have scientists discovered the real cause of the Irish Potato Famine?
Science Recorder
Even today, evidence of the Irish Potato Famine still exists throughout Ireland. Just look at the population: It is three-quarters less than what it was before the famine begun in 1845. Lasting a long and dreadful seven years, the famine took one million lives and ...

EA Sports reveals new IGNITE Engine For PS4 and XBox One
Electronic Arts unveiled their new IGNITE engine on their official website on Tuesday, promising more realism than ever before. Related topics. Console Games · Sports Video Games · Electronic Arts. Advertisement. "Beyond just a rendering engine, EA ...

Volkswagen Fixes Their Diesels Because Idiots Keep Putting Gas In Them
Volkswagen has a problem with their diesel engines: You. You people keep ruining them by filling them with gasoline instead of diesel fuel. Actually, I shouldn't say you, since a Jalopnik reader such as yourself knows the difference between the two fuels, and ...

LG HD Oxide Display Spotted At SID 2013
LG HD Oxide Display Spotted At SID 2013 Over at SID 2013, the folks over at Engadget have managed to snap some photos of what could possibly be one of the wonders of the technological world, namely LG's flexible OLED display. Of course, to keep that ...

Here's The New 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' From Activision
Activision stole the Xbox One reveal show, and shares are up following the new 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' trailer. Perhaps the biggest moment in the Xbox reveal focused on the new Call of Duty: Ghosts game from Activision. Here's the brand new trailer for the ...

18-Year Old Invents Device That Can Charge A Mobile Phone In 20 Seconds
Kabir News
Mobile phone batteries can be a bother. The newer and more advanced the phones become; the more of a power hog it is on the poor battery. Enter 18-year old Esha Khare and her supercapacitor. Introduced at the International Science and Engineering Fair, ...

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