04 June 2013

US vs Apple - ebook price-fixing?

Apple CEO Tim Cook insisted last week that he would not settle. "We're not going to sign something that says we did something we didn't do," he said. "And so we're going to fight."--

Apple in court over ebook price-fixing accusations
The Guardian
Apple went on trial in New York on Monday over accusations by the US department of justice of conspiring with publishers to raise the price of ebooks in the US. Though the company does not face a fine, the outcome could shape what deals online retailers ...

The Guardian

Asus Zenbook Infinity sports Gorilla Glass 3 exterior
CNET
The company's latest design-focused notebook showpiece is extremely slim, and will be available in the third quarter. by John Chan June 3, 2013 5:33 AM PDT. The Asus Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook. (Credit: Asus). TAIPEI -- The Asus Zenbook Infinity, the ...

Microsoft, Apple cut deals to clear out tablet, notebook stock
Computerworld
Computerworld - Microsoft and Apple last week kicked off promotions that may signal inventory clearing as they prepare their next generations of hardware. On Friday, Microsoft debuted a deal that hands a free keyboard-cover to buyers of its Surface RT tablet ...

Computerworld

US poisons invasive Lake Michigan lamprey larvae
Wall Street Journal
EAST BAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Federal wildlife workers will go after one of the Great Lakes' greatest invasive pests this week when they poison the larvae of sea lamprey in a stream feeding Lake Michigan. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans treatments ...

Ancient Egyptian bead 'from meteorite', say researchers
BBC News
Analysis of an iron bead has proved ancient Egyptians created jewellery from meteorites, experts have said. Researchers at the Open University and University of Manchester have made the claim following analysis of the bead, which dates from 3,350 to ...

BBC News

Apple's official WWDC 2013 iOS app now available
Apple Insider
Apple on Monday launched its official application for the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference, including a new video integration feature. WWDC. The free application is now available for download from the iOS App Store, and it is designed for both iPhone ...

'Plants vs. Zombies 2' to debut on iOS July 18 as free to play game
NBCNews.com
"Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time" will debut on iOS come July 18 as a free-to-play game, developer PopCap Games said today. "Plants vs. Zombies 2," the zombie game we've all been driven mad waiting for ever since the original "Plants vs. Zombies" ...

Samsung Launches 8-Inch, 10.1-Inch Galaxy Tab 3
PC Magazine
Both devices will be available globally this month, offering what the electronics maker called "an expanded range of options" next to the 7-inch Tab 3, which launched in April. The 8-inch tablet's 1,280-by-800 pixel display (pictured) makes for easy viewing of ...

Acer bets big on touchscreen products at Computex
CNET
On Monday, Acer showed off a slew of mobile devices during its Computex press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. The 2013 lineup includes an upgraded Aspire S7 Ultrabook powered by the latest Intel Haswell processor, the Windows-based Iconia W3 tablet, ...

Charger can hack Apple devices with 'alarming ease', researchers claim
Telegraph.co.uk
Researchers from Georgia Tech claim that a readily available 3” circuit board, easily concealed in a docking station or battery, could be used to exploit weaknesses in mobile security with “alarming ease”. They claimed that on a limited budget and with little ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Amazon sells out of entry-level 13" Retina MacBook Pro amid rumors of slimmer ...
Apple Insider
Just hours after new details surfaced suggesting that Apple could introduce a slimmed-down version of its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display next week, one of the company's largest resellers — Amazon.com — is sold out of the current ...

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is under pressure to make big changes (Source ...
DailyTech
After a half decade with software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) chief information officer (CIO) Tony Scott has left the company. The departure was first revealed via an update to Mr. Scott's profile on LinkedIn Corp.'s (LNKD) titular resume site which listed his ...

Two CPUs, two batteries, two OSes: Asus announces Transformer Book Trio
Ars Technica
Asus has long offered a line of Android tablets that slot into keyboard docks, but at its Computex press conference it announced it would be taking this concept one step further. Its new Transformer Book Trio is a tablet running Android (an unspecified version ...

Ars Technica

Never-Before-Seen Alien Planet Imaged Directly in New Photo
Space.com
A newly discovered gaseous planet has been directly photographed orbiting a star about 300 light-years from Earth. Imaging alien planets is difficult, and this world may be the least massive planet directly observed outside of the solar system, scientists say.

Vine app now available for Android smartphones
Los Angeles Times
Vine, the popular Twitter-owned mobile video social network, is now available for Android users. Twitter released a Vine app for Android devices Monday morning, about four months after launching exclusively for Apple devices. Since launching, Vine has ...

Nine Reasons The 16 GB iPod Touch Is A Great Move For Apple
Forbes
Apple's announcement of a new 5th Generation iPod Touch (replacing the 16 GB 4th Generation iPod touch) is a smart move from Cupertino. It strengths many aspects of Apple's business, while continuing to bring in more customers and long-term revenue ...

Next Big Thing In Smartphones Could Be Coming From Google
Forbes
It appears the next big thing in smartphones is coming neither from Samsung nor Apple but from Google Google. Last week at All Things D, Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola, announced Moto X. Moto X may turn out to be the next big thing in smartphones ...

Google forbids facial recognition apps on Glass in the name of privacy
Ars Technica
If you run into a complete stranger wearing Google Glass, that person might take your picture with just a wink. But rest assured that Glass probably won't be able to tell its wearer your name, date of birth, and turn-offs. In a Google+ post Friday, the Project Glass ...

UPDATE 1-New rule lets Canadians cancel wireless contracts after two years
Reuters
Mon Jun 3, 2013 10:38am EDT. By Randall Palmer. OTTAWA, June 3 (Reuters) - Canadians will be able to cancel their cellphone contracts after two years without penalty, instead of the three years that is the industry standard now, under a mandatory...

ARM Reveals Cortex A12 With Malli T600 GPU, OpenGL ES 3.0 for Mid-Range ...
DailyTech
The new CPU core design is meant to deliver a 40 percent performance bump over Cortex-A9 (released in 2008) designs. It also includes an improved GPU, the Mali-T622, which packs support for the Mali-V500 video engine and OpenGL ES 3.0 standard.

Microsoft plans corporate restructuring with focus on “devices and services...
TechSpot
Reports suggest that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning to realign the company, positioning some of his major executives in unfamiliar roles. The restructuring effort appears to be fuelled by the Redmond's newfound interest in “devices and services”, ...

TechSpot

Report: Warner Signs On for Apple iRadio Service
PC Magazine
In the last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly discussed everything from the future of wearable technology to the next iteration of iOS as directed by hardware design guru Jony Ive. But amid all the talk of Apple's post Steve Jobs future, little was ...

Intel's Fourth-Generation Core Processors; Microsoft CIO's Exit; Asus 4K Display
PC Magazine
Didn't have time to check out the tech headlines over the weekend? Here's what you missed. In anticipation of this week's Computex trade show in Taiwan, Intel introduced its new 4th-generation Core processors for desktop and laptop PCs.

Dell to Offer Tablet-Like Laptop
Wall Street Journal
TAIPEI—Dell Inc. plans to launch by the year-end holiday season an 11.6-inch Windows 8 laptop that can be used as a tablet, as it expands its mobile offerings. The XPS 11 device comes with a hinged keyboard that allows it to fold backward and has a ...

Chatterbox: Monday | Technology | guardian.co.uk - The Guardian
By Keith Stuart
The place to talk about games and other things that matter.
Technology: Games blog | guardian.co.uk

Alcoa's Scrubber Technology Reduces Emissions, Water, Energy ...
By Jessica Lyons Hardcastle
Alcoa is piloting a scrubber technology that it says halves water use and requires 30 percent less energy, compared to traditional wet scrubbers, and reduces scrubber installation costs and operating costs by about one-third for aluminum ...
Environmental Management & Energy News

The technology behind our safe drinking water - MaRS
By MaRS Discovery District
As I sat down to write this blog post, news about Montreal's boil-water advisory lit up my Twitter account after a failed test at a municipal filtration.
MaRS Discovery District

Talk - Prof. Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology ...
By Linoy Gal
Prof. Alexandru Iosup Delft University of Technology Monday, 3.6.2013, 18:30 Taub 6, CS Taub Building Abstract Hundreds of o...
Technion Computer Engineering Center

Memex 1.1 » Blog Archive » Technology's echo chamber
By jjn1
Technology's echo chamber. Nick Bilton has nice piece in the New York Times about the echo-chamber effect one gets when too many people of the same mindset are gathered together in the same location. The peg for it is Twist, an App for ...
Memex 1.1

A Solid Step Forward in the Wearable Technology Space | Wall ...
By Wall Street Daily Research
Telepathy One looks much like Google Glass. But it differs in at least one important way - it's great for people who wear glasses.
Wall Street Daily

Technology Reconnects Estranged Father & Daughter - WTVY
For 12 years, a Denmark girl never knew her real father lived in the Wiregrass. They finally connected via skype and social media.
WTVY - HomePage - Headlines

Inklings : Not Enough Time: Teachers Struggle With Technology ...
By Bailey Ethier
“The amount of technology in this building in the last couple of years has exploded,” said James D'Amico, social studies department chair and Co-Chair of the Staples InformationTechnology Laboratory (ITL) Committee. D'Amico said he was ...
Inklings

McKinsey: The $33 Trillion Technology Payoff - NYTimes.com
A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute, the research arm of the consulting firm, estimates that there could be $33 trillion-a-year payoff from 12 ...
bits.blogs.nytimes.com/.../mckinsey-the-33-trillion-technology...

Technology Quarterly | The Economist
Authoritative weekly newspaper focusing on international politics and business news and opinion.
www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2013-06-01

Grading Apple's digital textbook technology | Macworld
Last year, Apple announced a new focus on education and digital textbooks. Now that school's almost out, we take a look at what's happened so far with iBooks ...
www.macworld.com/.../grading-apples-digital-textbook-techn...

Border technology remains flawed - AZCentral.com
Border technology remains flawed,A long, sharp, high-pitched beep sounds every 30 or 40 seconds at the Border Patrol's windowless sector-control room.
www.azcentral.com/.../20130524border-technology-flawed.ht...

In San Francisco, a House with Its Own Twitter Feed - Technology ...
A techie's San Francisco home has its own Twitter feed. Will yours be next?
www.technologyreview.com/.../home-tweet-home-a-house-wit...

13 Badass Immigrants In Technology - Business Insider
One was forced to fight as a child soldier in Mao's Red Army before she came to the U.S. to start a 3D software company.
www.businessinsider.com/13-badass-immigrants-in-technolog...

Great Entrepreneurs Lead People and Use Technology - Forbes
Terry Pearce on YouTube via BlessingWhite.com Some entrepreneurs forget that they can't use people the same way they use technology to build a startup.
www.forbes.com/.../great-entrepreneurs-lead-people-and-use-t...

The Future Of Technology Isn't Mobile, It's Contextual | Co.Design ...
You're walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It's nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure ...
www.fastcodesign.com/.../the-future-of-technology-isnt-mobil...

Apple's dirty little tax secret - video | Technology | guardian.co.uk
US senators and tax law professors have accused Apple of multi-billion-dollar tax avoidance ...
www.guardian.co.uk/.../29/apples-dirty-little-tax-secret-video

LinkedIn boosts security, offering similar technology as Twitter ...
From Yahoo! News: (Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp unveiled technology to improve the security of the social networking site for professionals, about a week after ...
news.yahoo.com/linkedin-boosts-security-offering-similar-tec...

Susan Molinari Adds to Google’s Political Firepower - NYTimes.com: "Google did not even have a Washington operation until 2005, a year after the company’s public offering. “Like a lot of technology companies, they tried to put off ‘growing up in D.C.’ for as long as they could,” said Marvin Ammori, a legal adviser on Internet law who has worked with Google."

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