11 June 2013

Apple gives the iPhone user interface a facelift

Apple iOS refresh overdue--

Apple gives the iPhone a user interface facelift ...
CNET
Apple showed off the new look and feel of its latest mobile device operating system iOS7, which sports a new, cleaner design...

Apple next Mac Pro goes peek-a-boo
CNET
Apple exec Phil Schiller offers a look at the upcoming Apple desktop computer and fires back at critics: "Can't innovate anymore, my ass."Mac Pro ...

Apple OS X Mavericks gallops into view
CNET
The Mac maker shows off its latest OS at its WWDC event, with a focus on battery life, tabs and tags. . Apple unveiled the new ...


The Waze Deal: Introducing the Next Generation of Israeli Tech
Wall Street Journal
The world has been hearing about Israel's tech prowess for well over a decade, but only a few really understood what gizmos from this start-up rich country actually did or had first-hand experience using them. But now, with Google's expected $1 billion plus ...

Lightweight Galaxy Is the Smallest Ever Found
Space.com
An ultra-faint collection of 1,000 stars orbiting the Milky Way is the most lightweight galaxy ever discovered, scientists say. The dwarf galaxy known as Segue 2 is bound together by a tiny clump of dark matter. Scientists who measured it using Hawaii's Keck ...

First Take: Games lineup strong enough for $499 Xbox One?
USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES -- While entertainment options will continue to play a major role, Microsoft made it clear with its press briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo: the Xbox One is heavily focused on video games. The company used its spotlight at E3, the first ...

Tablet Adoption Is on a Blistering Pace, With Parents Leading the Way
Businessweek
Tablets have become the minivans of the information superhighway—sensible mobile computing for affluent parents. More than one-third of American adults now own a tablet computer, almost double the rate from a year ago, according to a report published ...

iWork suite coming to iCloud with browser-based document support
Apple Insider
The new iWork for iCloud will bring Pages, Numbers and Keynote to the Web, allowing users to quickly access, edit and save their documents from the Internet. iWork for iCloud was demonstrated by Apple Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers ...

Dark Souls 2 – “Go Beyond Death”
TheSixthAxis
Dark Souls 2 was showcased at Microsoft's E3 press conference. The game, similarly to it's predecessor, focuses it's main advertising point around in-game deaths – Go Beyond Death. No doubt there'll be many of deaths for gamers in the game. The bosses ...

AT&T Customers Will Wait Even Longer for Upgrades Now
Tom's Hardware Guide
With the rate at which smartphone technology is progressing, your smartphone probably started to feel a bit dated only a few months after you bought it. Never mind the fact that it is still an extremely powerful mobile device with more processing power and ...

Crytek debuts Xbox One gameplay for Ryse: Son of Rome
VentureBeat
LOS ANGELES — Developer Crytek is flexing its graphical muscles for Microsoft's next-gen console. The developer revealed gameplay for its Roman-era combat game Ryse: Son of Rome at the Xbox pre-E3 media briefing today. The demonstration showed ...

Acer's 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet now up for preorder
CNET
Amazon and Staples are both selling a 32GB edition of Acer's new 8.1-inch tablet for $379. Lance Whitney. by Lance Whitney. June 10, 2013 6:55 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit. Acer's new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet. Acer's new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet.

AT&T brings enhanced push-to-talk app to iPhone
CNET
The carrier's new iPhone app allows business users to communicate with large groups of people via a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. enhanced push-to-talk ...

Comcast Launches Neighborhood Wi-Fi Hotspot Initiative
PC Magazine
Kicking off the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's annual Cable Show today, Comcast announced plans to create millions of Wi-Fi access points for its Xfinity Internet subscribers as part of a new "home-based neighborhood hotspot ...

Crew Announced for China's Space Launch Tuesday
Space.com
China plans to launch three people on its fifth manned space mission Tuesday (June 11), officials announced over the weekend. China's Shenzhou 10 piloted spacecraft will be launched at 5:38 p.m.Beijing time (5:38 a.m. EDT (0938 GMT)) with a ...

Sprint announces Vital, a $100 Android smartphone with some power
TechSpot
Right now, the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One are the two Android devices most buyers are running out to their local carrier and buying. In terms of pure power and features offered, it's difficult for any other phone to compete. Sprint is hoping to change that with the ...

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
CNET
The good: Adobe's latest version of Photoshop Lightroom handles offline images a lot more gracefully than previous iterations and adds some tools that streamline local retouching. The bad: Still lacks features that some users might miss, including face ...

iRobot to unveil virtual business partner
Boston Herald
The people who brought you the Roomba vacuum cleaner have teamed up with Cisco to develop an entirely different robot, one that may just help make the pesky business trip a thing of the past. Bedford-based iRobot will unveil the Ava 500 video ...

Xbox One console release date November 2013, Rare dev suggests
Computerandvideogames.com
During a GTTV pre-show a developer from the studio appeared to show off Kinect Sports Rivals, and stated the game will be available for the Xbox One at launch in November. This is the first indication of a release date for the console. I guess Xbox One ...

Sony's Biggest E3 Announcements Ever
PlayStation LifeStyle
Before E3 kicks off tomorrow, take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the PlayStation brand's biggest E3 announcements of all-time. Plus, get a preview of this year's festivities as we take a look at E3s of year's past and present.

"Sophisticated Android Trojan" identified
The H
Source: Kaspersky Lab The researchers at Kaspersky Lab have identified what they call "The most sophisticated Android Trojan" yet. Packaged as an encrypted DEX file with obfuscated code, the malware has been given the name Backdoor.AndroidOS.

Expectations For Apple's iRadio Hit Pandora Shares
Forbes
Apple Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference commences Monday after waves of speculation on exactly what the tech giant may roll out when CEO Tim Cook takes the stage. Most notably, Apple is expected to announce a music streaming service, ...

Titanfall and new Halo title confirmed for Xbox One
SlashGear
It wouldn't be a Microsoft press conference without a mention of Halo. We already know that Halo: Spartan Assault is coming, but Microsoft announced that a new untitled Halo game will be coming in 2014 to the Xbox One. Furthermore, as Microsoft's “one last ...

'Dead Rising 3' Xbox One exclusive, new gameplay footage
Examiner.com
Capcom surprised gamers on June 10 when the company announced a new entry to the “Dead Rising” series during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference. “Dead Rising 3” will be coming to Xbox One as an Xbox One exclusive release, Capcom revealed ...

WSU building sperm bank to develop hardier bee colonies
Capital Press
Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new technique to preserve bee semen in hopes of building a bank of germplasm and develop hardier bee populations. The university plans to develop a frozen semen bank from U.S. and ...

Facebook To Simplify Ads To Aid Social Media Marketing Professionals
Internet Marketing News
Facebook is set to simplify its ad offerings under a radical overhaul of its current advertising system. The shakeup is intended to make if far easier for digital marketing professionals to use the platform. Currently users have no fewer than 27 types of ad to ...

Asteroid QE2 Fly-By Captured In NASA Movie
RedOrbit
Near-Earth asteroid QE2 and its moon, which safely completed a fly-by of our planet on May 31, is featured in new video footage released by NASA scientists over the weekend. The movie clip was compiled using 55 images obtained using data collected at ...

E3 2013: Metal Gear Solid 5 Xbox One Trailer Previews Gameplay, Features
Cinema Blend
Tons of gameplay features for the recently announced Metal Gear Solid V were zipped through during the Microsoft stage presentation for the Xbox One at this year's E3. Keeping it short and contained, the video above gives you a nice look at some of the ...

On Computers: If you think 4G cellphones are fast, guess what?
The Arlington Advocate
In the wide world of cellphones, 4G is fastest, especially compared to 3G. Samsung's new 5G networks will make 4G look like molasses. The phone maker recently revealed a breakthrough in expanding network speed and bandwidth, “hundreds of times.

Intel sparing no expense to get its set top box up and running
TechSpot
Intel's plan of launching its own Internet TV service is moving forward, as Reuters reports that the company is locking down deals with CBS, News Corp., and Viacom. The agreements cover how content will be distributed on the platform, but it is not actually a ...

GamePop Console Will Also Play iOS Exclusive Games Reveals Bluestacks
Geeky gadgets
The new GamePop console unveiled by Bluestacks last month, soon launching to compete with the likes of GameStick and the Ouya console, will also be able to play iOS exclusive games its developers Bluestack have revealed. The GamePop console was ...

E3: Remedy's Quantum Break trailer
Nerd Reactor
Remedy has released the trailer for Quantum Break during the Microsoft E3 Press Conference. This is their next game after Alan Wake, and it will be coming to the Xbox One. So far the game's concept seems really cool. We see the freezing of time, and the ...

This Could Be an Early Build of Intel's Mobile OS UI
Gizmodo
Ars Technica has screenshots of what it says is Intel's UI overlay for use on mobile handsets in the future. If real, these early shots of the skin, codenamed "Obsidian", represent the earliest look at Intel's vision for the Linux-backed Tizen OS, as well as for what ...

World's most dangerous oceans for shipping
Blouin News Blogs
The World Wildlife Fund commissioned a study to discover which oceans are more risky for shipping movements, and the seas around the East Indies and the British Isles ranked at the top. Researchers forecast that numbers of shipwrecks are only going to ...


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