lunes, 28 de febrero de 2011

Motorola Sued Over the Use of Xoom Trademark

Motorola Sued Over the Use of Xoom Trademark

The Motorola Xoom has only been on store shelves since Thursday, but Google’s new flagship tablet is already facing off against a challenger even more menacing than the iPad, the US legal system. A new trademark infringement lawsuit has been filed by Xoom Corp, a money-transfer business which has been in operation since 2003, and they would like to see sales of the new tablet halted pending a formal trial.

Court documents filed in a California District Court show that Xoom Corp does in-fact own the trade name “Xoom”, and the company claims Motorola is misleading customers by making them think it is endorsed by the money-transfer firm. I think it’s safe to say that piggy backing off of the Xoom Corp name wasn’t Motorola’s intent, but given that they only filed for use of the name in October 26th 2010, they certainly have a bit of explaining to do. For a court to agree to a temporary restraining order on sales of the new tablet, Xoom Corp will need...


Googlebombers turn Abortion into second result for Murder

Someone has spoofed Google into making the Wikipedia entry for "abortion" into the second result in searches for "murder."


LinkedIn says China has unblocked its service

Business networking site LinkedIn says it is back online in China, a day after access was blocked by the authorities there.


Facebook Like Button Takes Over Share Button Functionality

After months of updates to its Like button, Facebook released an update today that fundamentally changes the button's functionality to that of a Share button.


Sony Dash Review

We mentioned the Sony Dash in the January/February issue of Maximum Tech, but we're long overdue in presenting a more in-depth look at this Chumby device.

If you're not familiar with the Chumby, check out our previous coverage of the Chumby One and Best Buy's Infocast.Sony's take on the Internet Appliance features a seven-inch, 800-by-480 pixel capacitive touch-screen that's much larger screen than the Chumby One, and slightly smaller than the Infocast. As with those devices, it's capable of connecting to your 802.11b/g wireless network with up to WPA2 encryption. You can download and install most Chumby apps, including Facebook and Twitter, directly onto the Dash without having to use your PC first. We dig the Dash's wide-screen display, its small footprint, and the fact that it's capable of streaming video from...


The Life and Awesomeness of Steve Jobs

Happy birthday Steve!


xkcd Nanobots [COMIC]

xkcd: Nanobots [COMIC]


domingo, 27 de febrero de 2011

KitePowered Electric Car Crosses Australia Using Only 15 Worth of Electricity

The Wind Explorer--a kite-assisted lightweight electric car--drove 3,107 miles across Australia in 18 days using only $15 worth of electricity.

As if that wasn't amazing enough, they journey set three world records: the first continental crossing by a wind-powered vehicle, the longest distance covered by a wind powered vehicle, and the longest distance covered by such vehicle in 36 hours!


Facebook Pulls Plug on Breakup Notifier App

Facebook crushed the hearts of 3.6 million Facebook "stalkers" on Wednesday, when it suddenly disabled the popular tracking app, Breakup Notifier.


Microchip in iPhones and Blackberries Spots Cancerous Tumors Within an Hour Study Shows

Scientists say they have developed a microchip that can be attached to a smart phone and diagnose cancerous tumors within an hour, from the patients bedside.


Angry Birds top iPhone games hit WP7 on April 6

After originally stating that mobile apps aren�t an important factor in the success of a smartphone platform, Microsoft today announced that several top iPhone games are set to debut on Windows Phone 7.

Launching April 6 will by Rovio�s smash hit Angry Birds, which will be joined by Doodle Jump, Plants vs Zombies, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 and geoDefense. The arrival of Angry Birds comes after some initial controversy which saw Microsoft use the Angry Birds icon amongst its promotional material for the launch of Windows Phone 7 without Rovio�s permission, and w......


Consumer Reports Confirms Death Grip In Verizon iPhone

Apple just can't get a break.

Consumer Reports is, well, reporting that in their testing scenarios the Verizon iPhone 4 has the same ...


Microsoft Feeling Windows Phone Update Woes

Microsoft took great pains to talk up the ease of the Windows Phone update process when announcing the OS. It was their intention to draw a clear distinction between WP7, and the haphazard Android update process. Despite what we can only assume is their best effort, some serious issues are cropping up with this first small update.

A number of Samsung phones appear to have trouble downloading and installing the update, which is provided through the Zune software. The devices reported an error code , and became inoperable. We should point out that it is believed only a small number of phones were affected. However, it was enough that Microsoft has pulled the update while they search for the problem.
Microsoft Feeling Windows Phone Update Woes


Thunderbolt Next Big Thing or No Big Deal

New connection system promises to increase speed and reduce clutter...and you can download movies in 30 seconds!


sábado, 26 de febrero de 2011

DirecTV intros iPad app with controls for TV DVR

DirecTV has announced plans to introduce an iPad app that integrates the company's range of satellite TV services.

The utility allows users to organize favorite channels, browse sports games and view scores, tune into channels, or view additional information such as cast names or parental ratings. Playback controls and DVR management are also built into the interface.......


Motorola Xoom The complete FAQ

The Motorola Xoom has finally arrived.

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about Google's inaugural Android Honeycomb tablet.


Adobe Clarifies Timeline for Flash on Honeycomb Tablets

After the hubbub over the lack of initial Flash support on the Motorola Xoom, Adobe has deemed it necessary to issue a statement on the matter. The previous "Spring 2011" timeframe for Flash to rollout was not sitting well apparently. On the Adobe blog, The company posted that it will be just a few weeks until Flash 10.2 is ready for tablets.

When the code is done, it will go out as an OTA update for some tablets. The Xoom is specifically mentioned here. But we are also told that some Honeycomb tablets will have Flash pre-installed out of the box. It is clear that Adobe is hoping to head off any fears that the anointed Google tablet OS will be languishing without Flash.
Adobe Clarifies Timeline for Flash on Honeycomb Tablets


Happy Birthday Steve Jobs champion of the popped collar

Apple CEO Steve Jobs turns 56 today and the Apple cofounder's influence on technology and the world at large cannot be overstated


Google Penalizes Overstock for Search Tactics

Google has penalized in its search results after the retailer ran afoul of Google policies that prohibit companies from artificially boosting their ranking in the Internet giant's search engine.


Google face search to use social network photos

It could be used for something wonderful or it could be used for some ill-tempered moment like snapping a pic to search and track down that jerk who cut you off in traffic.


How to Curb Your Social Media Habit

Wading through the muck and white noise of the interwebs can certainly be a daunting task.

Here are some tips to help you strike a balance between taking a few bites of Internet cake and sticking your whole head in there like a diabetic Ostrich and never coming out again.


viernes, 25 de febrero de 2011

Lawyers Using Social Media Sites to Vet Jurors and Hire Employees

While attorneys use Facebook and social media to vet jurors, some government agencies are demanding social network passwords from potential employees.

Sometimes social networking comes back to bite you with privacy invasion.


Apples Next iPad May Be Hard to Resist

My current iPad knows about the Apple event and it smells trouble.


Apple iPhone knocked off top of tree as it trails 5 budget rivals in UK

The Mobile Tracker, which ranks the nations favourite mobile handsets based on live searches and sales, shows HTC dominating the top three places.


Droid App Gets Driver Out of Speeding Ticket

Sahas Katta, a writer for SkatterTech, got clocked by a cop doing over 40 in a 25 mph zone.

He handed over his info and signed the ticket, but then remembered he was running Google MyTracks on his Motorola Droid. For the uninitiated, MyTracks uses the phone's GPS to record and plot where the user has travelled, allowing you to log a jog, bike ride or drive. After looking at the data and doing some research, Katta discovered that he never crested


The Great Moments in Hacking

Our favorite cyber pranks and their perpetrators.


Adobe Xoom other tablets get Flash 102 in a few weeks

Adobe in an update tried to assuage fears surrounding the delay of Flash for the Motorola Xoom.

It now expects the Xoom and other Android 3.0 tablets to get Flash 10.2 within "a few weeks" of the OS being available. Some will get it pre-installed, while the Xoom and others will have to wait for an over-the-air update, team member Matt Rozen said.......


jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011

How I Attacked Facebook With A Virus And Got A Job At Facebook

How turning Facebook into MySpace got one engineer a job at a top startup.


HP rolls new EliteBooks with recordsetting 32hour battery

HP on Wednesday brought out a major revamp of its EliteBook pro notebooks.

The 14-inch 8460p and 15.6-inch 8560p make the expected upgrade to Intel's new-generation Core chips but wield this with a new extra-high capacity battery. Picking the optional pack on the 8460p along with Intel video, a 160GB SSD and the HD display can get up to 32 hours of battery life on a single charge, or enough for a return intercontinental flight without having to ever plug in.......


Kno Rumored to be Getting Out of the Hardware Business

You may remember Kno, the company trying to sell students on their massive dual screen tablets. Well, according to All Things D, Kno is in talks with two different consumer electronics manufacturers to sell off their hardware business so they may focus entirely on software. If you have one on order, it might be a good idea to cancel.

The Kno tablets ran for $599 or $899, with the lower of the two being a single screen device, and the higher price was for the dual screen tablet. Kno has shipped several hundred pre-orders o far, but those shipment seem to have stopped. Those familiar with the situation say that Kno has decided the rapid uptake in other tablets has left little room for their integrated hardware and software solution. �...
Kno Rumored to be Getting Out of the Hardware Business


Blogging Is Dead Just Like the Web Is Dead

Blogging is on the decline, according to a New York Times story published this weekend � citing research from the Pew Centers Internet and American Life Project � and it is declining particularly among young people, who are using social networks such as Facebook instead.


Secret CIA spy gadgets uncovered

Gadget blog from CNET.

Gadget news, reviews, tips, iphone, electronics and high tech stuff.


We Will Soon Live in a 100 Gbps World

While the U.S. government sets the bar low for residential broadband at 100 megabits per second the telecommunications infrastructure guys are laughing all the way to the bank as demand for 100 gigabits per second pipes is expected by the telecommunications and computing infrastructure players.


PSA Your Car Cant Get A Virus From Your iPod Seriously

No, your car can't get a virus from you iPod, really!


miércoles, 23 de febrero de 2011

Apple to Unveil IPad 2 on March 2 in San Francisco

To those who intensely cares about this kind of stuff--which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem--Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely successful iPad, according to multiple sources.


Vietnam Calls For Online Gaming Ban

Government ask ISPs to ban online access to games from 10pm-8am.


HP rumored moving TouchPad to April clashing with iPad

HP may have moved the TouchPad up to where it clashes with Apple, part suppliers said late Monday.

Officially due to arrive in the summer, shipments would reportedly start in late March with a view to ship it sometime in April. The HP suppliers talking to Digitimes hadn't said what if anything had sparked the purported improved schedule.......


BMWs Plan to Revolutionize Mobility Services

BMW is readying a range of connectivity services that could revolutionize mobility.

And you don't have to own a Bimmer to get in on the fun.


YouTube in Talks to Broadcast NBA Games

YouTube is in talks with the National Basketball Association and other major sports leagues about winning the rights to broadcast games live on the internet, a Google executive in charge of partnerships in South Korea has told Business Week.

Could Google outbid the major TV networks, who pay hundreds of millions of dollars in multi-year, multi-billion dollar licensing contracts to broadcast major US sports live? It certainly seems possible.


4G network could create GPS dead zones in the US

A plan for next-gen mobile networks could wreak havoc with cars, planes, and phones that navigate by GPS.


martes, 22 de febrero de 2011

UberSocial formerly UberTwitter and Twidroyd now back online

All the people who use these clients on Android, Blackberry and IOS were no longer able to gain access to the popular social network from their mobile device.


Heres a Better Looking Less Awkward Segway

Segways are nerdy and awkward, there's no way around it.

This solowheel, a "self balancing electric unicycle" is just as nerdy as a Segway but slightly less awkward. The Solowheel only weighs 20 pounds and comes in a relatively small package and is definitely no where near as unwieldy as a Segway. Plus, it doesn't come with the reputation of mall cops and weirdos. It's supposed to come out in March for $1,500.


Google Chrome Concept Would Kill the URL Bar

As browser wars continue to heat up, Google Chrome finds itself trailing IE9 in one of its most compelling attributes - viewable web and application space.


Nowhere to Hide Assessing Your Work Reputation Online

By now if you havent heard of Klout and in a moment of vanity checked your own Klout score, youre in the online minority.

Regardless of your opinion of the service, were heading into a world of Klout -- whether we like it or not.


Redbox Confirms Streaming Service is Coming

We've been hearing rumblings for months now that Redbox has been laying the groundwork to challenge Netflix in video streaming.

Redbox president Mitch Lowe has now confirmed this fact in a meeting with analysts. According to Lowe, the service would be a subscription-based model, much like Netflix.Redbox is expected to launch their streaming service with a partner that has yet to be named. Sources familiar with the negotiations have pegged Amazon as the most likely suitor. Amazon's on-demand video service has had some trouble getting traction and an alliance with Redbox could be just the thing they need.


Counterrumor small iPhone off the cards cheaper still on

An unusual turn has seen an opposing rumor cast doubt on talk of a miniature iPhone. The company is reportedly too focused on making a direct sequel to its full-size model. A smaller version had so far been ruled out as it would be harder to use and, despite assumptions, wouldn't necessarily be any less expensive, the NYT heard....



The Facebook Effect on Security

If Facebook can remember these five facts about user privacy, its headaches may begin to fade.


lunes, 21 de febrero de 2011

Apple could be working on television

A new job listing says the company's looking for people who know about power supply for, among other gadgets, televisions.

Could the Apple TV finally be ready to morph into an Apple-branded television? Read this blog post by Erica Ogg on Circuit Breaker.


Samsung launching Galaxy S II with Tegra 2 in some regions

Samsung may be preparing to launch a Tegra 2-based version of the upcoming Galaxy S II smartphone, which could arrive in select markets.

The company admitted to collaboration with NVIDIA to create a new handset based on Tegra 2, but the Galaxy S II served as the primary focus of its Mobile World Congress handset unveilings.......


Hackers warn Westboro Church Stop now or else Tech Talk CBS News

In an open letter to the Westboro Baptist Church, a group of hacktivists acting under the banner "Anonymous" has put the anti-gay, fundamentalist church on notice that "the damage incurred will be irreversible," and that "neither your institution nor your congregation will ever be able to fully recover."


At Digg There is Hope and rightfully so

Did you notice? There seems to be a paradigm shift going on over at Digg that hearkens to the cries of users and publishers alike longing for the glory of old.

It would appear that for the first time in over a year, Digg senior management is not only listening to the users, theyre acting upon what theyre hearing.


Build It A SandyBridge Powered Gaming PC

You don't need to spend a fortune to take advantage of Intel's newest platform

In the end, I did what I set out to do: craft a rig that can play all the latest games, with the latest tech---Sandy Bridge, a current-gen GPU, USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s---for under $1,000. I had to make some compromises, but the end result is still a respectable performer. If I could spend an extra $100, I'd swap the 2.93GHz dual-core Core i3-2100 for a $216 3.33GHz quad-core Core i5-2500K. That would give us two extra physical cores , as well as the ability to overclock. And the...


Anonymous Its a trap

According to Anonymous, Westboro Baptist Church was behind the Open Letter allegedly from Anonymous, and then added fuel to the flames with WBC's "Bring it" reply.

Anonymous warns don't DDoS, it's a trap to collect IPs for suing.


WikiLeaks Big Business Has Wised Up And It Aint Pretty

In January 2008, someone uploaded to WikiLeaks a cache of documents, including hundreds of pages of internal correspondence of a major Swiss bank, Julius Baer.

On closer inspection, the cache appeared to show that large amounts of money � sums ranging from $5m to $100m per person � were being, er, shielded in the Cayman Islands from tax authorities in various jurisdictions.


domingo, 20 de febrero de 2011

Latest iPhone Nano Scuttlebutt Cheaper Yes Smaller No

Who's ready for some more iPhone rumors? Here's what we have so far: Bloomberg started things off with rumors of a smaller, cheaper iPhone and an iPhone that could work on any network in the world�it may be two different phones or the smaller phone may be the world phone.


Intel 510 Series SATA3 SSD Coming March 1st

The folks over at VR-Zone seem to have it on good authority that Intel is planning to launch its new 510 series SSD on the first of next month.

Codenamed Elm Crest, Intel is going all out with its first 6GB/s SATA3 SSD, which is being targeted at the high-end crowd. It will come in two capacities at launch, 120GB and 250GB, both in a 2.5-inch, 9mm form factor.Intel's rating the 510 series at up to 470MB/s read and up to 315MB/s write speeds, though it's unclear if those numbers apply to both drives. Same family SSDs have been known to offer up different performance levels depending on the capacity.


Smaller iPhone Not Just Yet Report Says

Apple is not making a smaller iPhone, but it is considering ways to drop the price on the device and add voice controls in order to broaden its appeal, according to the New York Times.


Obama to Meet with Jobs Zuckerberg and Schmidt Will the World Tilt on Thursday

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Eric Schmidt walk into a bar.

The bartender says, Hey, I'm Barack Obama. Not funny?


Qualcomm wins fight with Smartbook AG over naming schemes

Qualcomm scored an important if now largely symbolic victory in its dispute with Smartbook AG over the "smartbook" label. Germany's Patent and Trademark Office ruled that Smartbook AG's two trademarks on the formal name couldn't be applied to the generic term, which Qualcomm applied to any small, ultralight notebook using a cellphone-class processor and OS. Qualcomm can now use the term freely as long as it isn't in the formal context.......

Qualcomm wins fight with Smartbook AG over naming schemes


Photos of Steve Jobs Looking Gaunt Set to Publish Apple Stocks Drop

The National Enquirer is set to publish a photos of the frail and gaunt looking Jobs, taken when he left the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto yesterday.

All of this has investors curious and worried about Jobs' health.


Best Tweets About IBMs Watson

Best Tweets About IBM's Watson


sábado, 19 de febrero de 2011

Shirky Facebook and Twitter Speed Up Revolutions

In an interview with WSJ's Alan Murray, social media
expert Clay Shirky discusses the effect of Facebook,
Twitter and other social media in the recent uprisings
in Egypt and Tunisia, and what it could mean for the
Middle East at large.


Wibbitz Peeks its Head Out of Beta

Wibbitz adds a nifty video player plug-in to your browser and streams content from a site of your choosing (Webbitz uses Walyou as an example).


Message to Tablet Makers Its Time to Show Us the Product

In a world of tablet computers, everyone is racing to the top.

None, however, are racing for launch.


Theres An App For That Not pic

There's An App For That Not (pic)


Skype alludes to official video call deal with ATT

Skype consumer product management lead Rick Osterloh on Thursday hinted there would soon be an official video calling deal with AT&T.

Having already struck a deal to get Skype's app preloaded on Verizon's LTE phones like the HTC Thunderbolt, and relying on its newly acquired partner Qik's Sprint and T-Mobile deals, the team head made it clear that AT&T was likely to follow up soon. The conversation with PCMag didn't hint as to the exact timing.......


Alt Text Americas Royal Class Is a Royal Pain Underwire Wiredcom

If you're new to the United States, or to the internet, or to Earth, you might be surprised at the way some people act.


viernes, 18 de febrero de 2011

Redbox Prepping Movie Streaming Service Could Partner With Amazon

Redbox already took down chain DVD rental outlets, and now Coinstar is expanding the popular DVD rental brand to the web with a movie streaming service.


Will Tablets replace Textbooks

If Adrian Hartog has his way, college kids will be sporting tablet computers instead of backpacks loaded down with heavy textbooks.


Popular Facebook users feel more stress

Facebook users with more friends suffer more stress and "neurotic limbo" from feeling they have to continually update and amuse their larger audiences, according to new research.


Americans Worry Health Information Will Show Up On Internet

Patients in the U.S. trust their physicians, but not the electronic health records those doctors are now implementing.

In fact, many worry that their health information will someday be used by criminals for blackmail or by companies to choose who they should hire.


Intel confirmed showing MeeGo phone tablet at MWC

A behind the scenes sighting on Sunday of last-minute Mobile World Congress prep at the Fira de Barcelona confirmed that Intel plans to show a Atom-based MeeGo smartphone at the event on Monday.

The unnamed device was seen in a building-sized promo image side-by-side with an unnamed tablet running a larger version of MeeGo. Neither was given a name by Meet MeeGo, but the phone may be Aava Core hinted at earlier.......


Bill Clinton Only Sent Out Two EMails During His Presidency

The former president made a surprise visit to the Wired for Change conference in New York today to speak on the use -- and overuse--of technology in developing and developed nations.


jueves, 17 de febrero de 2011

DoubleTwist for Android adds wireless streaming to Xbox PS3

DoubleTwist has updated its self-titled Android app with new capabilities for streaming content to game consoles.

Users can now stream photos, videos and music from their Android handset to an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 over a local Wi-Fi network.......


Steve Jobs Receiving Treatment At Cancer Clinic Where Patrick Swayze Was Patient

Steve Jobs - who is on another medical leave of absence from Apple, the company he co-founded and manages as its longtime CEO - is receiving treatment at a cancer clinic where Hollywood star Patrick Swayze was a patient in his final days.


Topics the Future of Finding Content on Digg

So, did we miss this in the news or have we all overlooked something amazingly cool that will soon influence the way we view and discover content on Digg?


A live demo of Yahoo Newsstand for Android iPad

Yahoo was showing its new live tablet magazine, Yahoo Newsstand, at Mobile World Congress. They gave Electronista a first-hand demo of how it works in practice and what to expect when it goes live in the first half of the year. Continue reading for our experience of the Android and iPad native app.......

A live demo of Yahoo Newsstand for Android iPad


Freedom Box Freeing the Internet one Server at a time ZDNet

Eben Moglen, renowned free-software attorney, has proposed a new open-source software-based approach to the Internet to avoid censorship, network restrictions, and centralized control.


Google to Launch Subscription Service

Google announced a new online-payment system that will allow consumers to access published material across a range of devices and give magazine and newspaper publishers control of customer data.


Infographic How Netflix is Destroying Blockbuster

How is Netflix destroying Blockbuster in the movie rental wars? There is an infographic for that.

Its filled with a bunch of interesting facts like, did you know that Netflix has more subscribers than the entire population of Australia?


miércoles, 16 de febrero de 2011

Feds Seize 18 More Domains in Piracy Crackdown

The U.S. government seized 18 more internet domains Monday, bringing to at least 119 the number of seizures following the June commencement of the so-called "Operation in Our Sites" anti-piracy program.


New Digg Released has just unveiled the latest upgrade. A revamped home page, upcoming sections, and user pages with more detailed information is now available.


EFF What Congress Can Learn from the Recent ICE Seizures

As a reminder, COICA would give the government dramatic new copyright enforcement powers, most notably the ability to meddle with the Internets domain name system (DNS) and make entire websites effectively disappear, along with noninfringing content and lawful speech.


Fix Redirect Virus Review

Our reviewer Trader Aaron understands his software. Presently he'll be examining Fix Redirect Virus. But is it an amazing piece of software development or a buggy bit of code?...
Computer Expert Creates
Working Google Redirect Virus Removal Tool!

Mozilla Is IE9 a modern browserNO

Mozilla: Is IE9 a modern browser?...NO!


Pandora radio to go public with 100m target 80m users

Pandora radio to go public with 100m target 80m users

Internet radio's early competitor Pandora on Friday said it had put forward an SEC filing for an initial public offering of stock. The company said it hadn't determined the share price but in a disclosure suggested it wanted to raise as much as $100 million. It also didn't say when it expected the IPO to go live.......


Is Google in Decline

Three reasons why Google may not forever be king


martes, 15 de febrero de 2011

Steve Jobs On The Apple Campus Is Like A Double Rainbow

On Friday the WSJ published an article entitled Apples Jobs Calls Shots From Home� which depicted the Apple CEO as still having a generous hand in the day to day going ons of the company despite being on medical leave.

Jobs involvement comes as no surprise, as Jobs himself said in the statement announcing his absence, I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.�


Report iPhone nano in Development

Sources say Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper smartphone.


Sony Ericsson Playstation Play phone and Samsung Galaxy S2 and Tab II unveiled

Sony Ericsson unveils PlayStation Xperia Play phone and Samsung Galaxy Tab II
and S2 challenge iPad and iPhone in first Mobile World Congress
announcements from Barcelona


Briefly Slacker Radio set to launch ondemand service

Slacker Radio is set to launch an on-demand service after receiving a $3 million cash injection in debt funding. "Slacker had a great 2010 and tweaked their business to make it float," a rep told Yahoo! . "The funding will help to further our automotive efforts," meaning that Slacker may soon appear in cars as well.

Further, as Slacker has a licence that permits it to cache music, it will gain a competitive edge over services offered by SoundCloud, RootMusic and Pandora as it won�t require a constant streaming connection to work.......


Behold the PlayStation Phone full Xperia PLAY specs details released

While the iOS ecosystem may have evolved slowly into a gaming powerhouse, Sony is hoping to quickly push its gaming platform onto phones with the upcoming Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.

This the "PlayStation Phone" that has been rumored to exist for a very long time, and the details are finally here. The Xperia PLAY is coming to the United States this Spring on the Verizon network first; the price remains unannounced.

Still, just look at it: a


Search Optimization and Its Dirty Little Secrets NYTimescom

How a campaign of paid links on all kinds of unrelated Web sites pushed one retailer to the top of Google results for various products � from curtains to skinny jeans.


lunes, 14 de febrero de 2011

Updated Mainstream Gaming PCs

Based mostly on Intel SandyBridge Recall, I took some time today to update the parts featured in the Mainstream Gaming PCs. Enjoy!...

Updated Mainstream Gaming PCs


Ask Ars What are those symbols on the back of the iPhone

"Ask Ars" was one of the first features of the newly-born Ars Technica back in 1998.

Each week, we'll dig into our bag of questions, answer a few based on our own know-how, and then we'll turn to the community for your take. To submit your own question, see our helpful tips page.

Question: There are a bunch of symbols and numbers on the backs of iPhones. I know what 16GB means; what about the rest?

A jumble of symbols have been trying t


Digg featured in HP commercial

Digg was featured in a recent HP commercial!


YouTube to support 3D mobile uploads LG goes first

YouTube in a last-minute unveiling with LG said it would start taking mobile video uploads in 3D.

The move will let people share 3D videos for the first time in earnest. LG's Optimus 3D will be the first to have the option and, because of the glasses-free display, can display much of the content it records.......


Why Nokia is toast

It's hard to remember now, but there was a time when Finland was at the center of the cell phone universe.

No more. And partnering with Microsoft won't save them.


Internet Explorer 9 Goes for Good and Trustworthy

Microsoft's IE9 is one of the company's stronger efforts, but does a new Tracking Protection feature make it better?


Ultimate hoarding Study finds mankind could store 295 exabytes of data

University of Southern California researchers have put a number on how much information humans can store, communicate and compute: 295 exabytes, give or a take a zettabyte.


domingo, 13 de febrero de 2011

Its Facebook Vs Twitter In the Race to Make the News Social

Facebook CTO Bret Taylor said in a recent interview that he sees the news business as the next industry that the social network can help to disrupt -- but that goal could see Facebook clash with Twitter, which is busy doing the same thing.


Are Nokia Microsoft Hoping Two Wrongs Make A Right

As soon as Stephen Elop quit Microsoft to become Nokias first ever chief executive from outside Finland, people were predicting that the two companies would start working together in some way.

Over recent days, particularly in the light of Elops memo to staff at the mobile [...]


The Year of Digital Energy Has Arrived

Its computers vs. climate change, and were rooting for the machines.

Can we harness the innovations of the global digital technology industry to save our planet?


2011 could be dream year for techtoy lovers

A stunt car powered by light.

Check. A table-top version of a popular iPhone game. Check. A battery-powered sweet-talking boyfriend doll. Check.


Netflix Watch Instantly appears on Samsung TVs

Netflix is reportedly bringing its Watch Instantly interface to Samsung televisions that support Samsung Apps.

Although the feature has yet to be officially announced by either company, an Engadget report suggests some users were already able to access the new UI after completing a firmware upgrade pushed to the devices.......


Taco Bell Offers Free Beef Taco to Anyone Who Likes it on Facebook

Now that a class-action suit has exposed Taco Bell's "seasoned beef" as an oats-laden ruse, the chain is trying to win our hearts back with a peace offering, if you will.

It's a Crunchy Seasoned Beef Taco. All we have to do is "like" the Bell's page on Facebook, and that steaming, greasy taco packed with not-entirely-beef is all ours, free of charge.Taco Bell Offers Free 'Beef' Taco to Anyone Who 'Likes' it on Facebook originally appeared on Swit


sábado, 12 de febrero de 2011

Digg Removing RSS Option For Publishers

In a step backwards towards the old Digg, Digg Product manager Mike Cieri just sent out an email to partner publishers stating the intent to remove the RSS submitted stories feature.

For those of you that remember, the RSS submission feature was how stories from the Reddit publisher account on Digg were sent to the Digg front page in a rebellion against the redesign of the site last August.
The email says the content is not performing well, which


Transparent DNA adhesives help police nab thieves

( -- Two British companies have worked out a way of helping dealers such as scrap and pawn dealers identify that objects brought to them have been stolen, and from whom, so they can then inform the police.

The methods can also be used to mark valuable personal property to deter thieves.


Nokia workers walk out in protest after Microsoft news

After the announcement of the partnership between Nokia and Microsoft this morning workers voiced their concern with the deal by walking out of Nokia


Widespread Success of Solar Will Hinge on Smart Grid

Solar energy continues to be plagued by high costs, particularly with natural gas continuing to be plentiful and cheap. But the Smart Grid could be the lynch pin to overcome the obstacles and drive widespread use of solar.


ArticlesBase The Profitable Content Farm With 20M Monthly Visitors You Dont Know

Judging by Demand Media's successful IPO, HuffPo getting bought for $315 million and Wikimedia raising over $16 million from Wikipedia users and fans, it appears online content is red hot (again).

So when a company asks me to have a look at their online article directory, which they say gets visited by more than 20 million unique users every month, I pay attention.

Even more surprising are those stats when you look at the size of the company: o


Nikon preps 21X zoom L120 budget L24 pocket cameras

Nikon wrapped up its CP+ camera show unveilings with two L-series Coolpix entries.

Its L120 is a major leap from the L110 and zooms out much further, to 21X. It still shoots 720p video and up to ISO 6,400 , but a resolution boost to 14 megapixels and a twice as sharp 921,000-pixel, three-inch LCD improve the actual and perceived detail.......


viernes, 11 de febrero de 2011

Bank of America using 3 intelligence firms to attack Wikileaks

Bank of America using 3 intelligence firms to attack Wikileaks


Sprint Announces the Kyocera Echo

Sprint Announces the Kyocera Echo

The new phone features dual 3.5-inch LCD WVGA screens that will make a total of 4.7-inches diagonally when both screens are open.� You will be able to run separate apps in each screen, or one that spans both when you choose.� If you want to use just one screen, you can use the unique hinge system to move one behind the other and it’s out of your way whenever you want.


iPad 2 said in production due for ATT and Verizon

Apple has already started production of the next-generation iPad, a leak asserted Tuesday night.

The unnamed sources backed views that production would start in February as well as most of the widely leaked hardware details. The WSJ understood it would have a "faster processor," faster graphics and more RAM along with the expected dual cameras, but a similar 1024x768 resolution for the display.......


WeightLoss Apps Help Users Add Friends and Lose Pounds

For 315 days straight, I logged in and confessed what I ate, how much I exercised and what I weighed.

The result? I lost 63 pounds.


Nikon Rumored Showing Mirrorless Camera in March

First rumored in July last year, the new camera is expected to use mirrorless lens system similar to the Micro Four Thirds style or the Sony NEX series


Sciences burden storing terabytes of research data for decades

Scientists in all fields collect large amounts of data, and its not always easy to organize, preserve, analyze, and use all of it in the best possible way.

A recent issue of Science has a special section that highlights a few stories about how scientists deal with the data deluge.High-energy physicists tries to preserve and reuse data
It may seem odd that particle physicists would ever want to look back at decades-old experiments as they for


Old People News The Tech Report [Video]

From the quiet room of Sunshine Senior Center, this is Old People News bringing you updates in texting lingo


jueves, 10 de febrero de 2011

5 Ways the Verizon iPhone Is Different from ATTs

The Verizon iPhone may look the same as the AT&T model, but there are some important differences.

As always, it's what's inside that counts most.


4Chan Turns in Teen For Planning School Massacre

4Chan has landed itself in the middle of yet another FBI investigation.

This time, though, the site is cooperating with authorities after a Michigan-based member named Ali Saad posted threats to go on a shooting rampage at his community college.


10 Things You Need to Know About LTEAdvanced

LTE-Advanced, which would actually be an acceptable 4G wireless standard under the original definition of 4G, has gigabit wireless speeds and even more.

Ill detail the 10 things you need to know about the next gen wireless standard that will follow LTE in a few years.


Stop Believing TVs Lies The Real Truth About Enhancing Images

Youve seen it over and over.

The FBI uses their advanced technology to enhance� a blurry image, and find a villain's face in the worst possible footage. Well, we're calling their bluff. Read on to see why.


TMobile gives away free smartphones to stave off iPhone

T-Mobile today detailed a phone promo to help catch prospective Verizon iPhone buyers.

The Valentine's Day deal gives any phone for free, including newer devices like the Samsung Vibrant and T-Mobile G2, as long as the buyer signs up for a two-year contract. It lasts only for February 11 and 12 and might include mail-in rebates for some phones.......


Can This Journalist Be Replaced by Software and Mechanical Turk

If you think your current boss is a drag, imagine being directed by a piece of software.


miércoles, 9 de febrero de 2011

Follow Your Browser On Twitter

These days, you can follow feeds for just about anything on Twitter.

Since you use Twitter in your Web browser and you want the best browsing experience possible, you might want to start following Web browser feeds to stay up to date on the latest browser news and updates.


Sensory malware Android app listens then steals credit card data

You are most likely being watched right now without knowing it, but it's the apps on your smartphone that may be tracking your every move.

What if an app was listening too, waiting for financial data like your credit card numbers?


App Dev Secrets gets reviewed

How YOU Can Create an iPhone or iPad App or Game in 4 weeks And Hit Pay Dirt With It In The App Store With...
How YOU Can Create an iPhone or iPad App or Game in 4 weeks And Hit Pay Dirt With It In The App Store With...
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Should spies spend more time on Twitter

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - With unrest and chaos apparently having taken Egypt's rulers and Western states by surprise, governments and spies are ...


Newspaper publishers warn Apple over iTunes sales

Apple could use its dominant position to control subscriptions for iPad and iPhone editions, the European newspaper industry warns.


Best Buy confirms HTC Thunderbolt s retail exclusive

Best Buy this evening both confirmed its HTC Thunderbolt pre-orders and its special access to the phone.

Verizon's 4G range-topper can be reserved in advance for a $50 deposit. The store chain has a "national retail exclusive" on the Thunderbolt and won't have to compete with other third-party stores, although Verizon will carry the Android hardware itself.......


Only 39 admit they curse at their computers survey shows

Bulk of the balance having trouble with memories or candor


martes, 8 de febrero de 2011

Anonymous in revenge hack on firm helping FBI

Anonymous, has brought down the web site of a firm helping the FBI to unmask its members


Facebook users more prone to developing eating disorders

The results of this new study showed that the more time girls spend on Facebook, the more they suffered conditions of bulimia, anorexia, physical dissatisfaction, negative physical self-image, negative approach to eating and more of an urge to be on a weight-loss diet.

Extensive online exposure to fashion and music content showed similar tendencies, but manifested in fewer types of eating disorders.


NASDAQ Confirms Some Systems Were Hacked

NASDAQ stock index confirmed some of its systems were penetrated by hackers, more specifically, its Directors Desk communication tool used by executives to share private documents.

Just shows how vulnerable the government/our infrastructure could be to virtual attack that could end up being catastrophic.


HTC Desire 2 seen live in clearer shots with Android 22

What's likely to become the HTC Desire 2 has been seen in a leak from Taiwan.

The recently seen flagship is now known to match up with earlier renders and cosmetically resembles a smaller Desire HD or Thunderbolt, including a front camera. The Mobile01 poster didn't show it running but said it was using Android 2.2.1 with Sense, hinting that HTC might not be ready with 2.3.......