jueves, 30 de junio de 2011

News Corp Dumps MySpace for Pennies on the Dollar

A day after Google went public with a tilt at Facebook, todays dominant social network, News Corp has found a buyer for MySpace, the ruling online hangout of yesteryear.

The selling price is said to be between $30 million and $40 million � at best about 7 cents on the dollar News Corp paid six years ago.


1PlusV Files 420 Million Suit Against Google

The company is accusing Google of blacklisting 30 vertical search engines created by 1PlusV and of tinkering with search results to promote its own services over those of competitors.


Xtreamer updates Prodigy media streamer for 3D video

Xtreamer has announced that its Prodigy media streamer has been revamped with a variety of new features.

The device is now claimed to be the first media player to support 3D video streaming via HDMI 1.4, while the new UI takes advantage of HTML5 and PHP/SQLite standards for third-party developers. The interface is said to closely resemble the HTPC experience on computers.......


Please Let This Canon 5D Mark II Ashtray Be Fake

I wonder how this happened.

Did a bunch of Chinese businessmen desecrate this Canon 5D Mark II for kicks or were they jonesing for some cigs and had nothing but this used camera lying around?


Copyright group targets web users

A campaign has been launched to help people avoid breaking the law when they post pictures, music and videos online.


iOnRoad An augmented reality app that makes driving safer

Picitup, an Israeli technology company founded in 2007, has announced the launch of a new product, the iOnRoad that is designed to help end users to become aware of future dangers in the road, increasing possible response times and hopefully helping drivers to make better decisions.


miércoles, 29 de junio de 2011

Googles Swiffy Converts Flash Files to HTML5

A new Google Labs tool lets web developers turn Flash animations into HTML5 code.


MySpace Rumored To Be Slashing 75 Of Staff

MySpace is rumored to be cutting up to 300 employees from its workforce over the next few weeks.

TechCrunch reports that 150 employees will receive pink slips tomorrow and probably another 150 will be shown the door over the next few weeks. This comes as the struggling company could have a new owner as soon as tomorrow.


The Digg Chronicle Trending Top News and More Images on Digg

The Digg Chronicle, Trending Top News and More Images on Digg


Olympus EP3 specs photos leak out early

One of the cameras part of Olympus' June 30 event was exposed in large form on Sunday after two slips provided details and photos.

The E-P3 is superficially similar to the E-P2 but should bring much improved image quality. From what Photo Rumors was told, it would have a new 12-megapixel sensor with a higher ISO 12,800 sensitivity limit, the rumored faster autofocus, and a built-in flash that had previously been limited to cameras like the E-PL2.......


Anonymous hacker group declares war on city of Orlando after arrest of people handing out food to homeless

The 'Anonymous' collective has vowed to launch a devastating cyber campaign against Orlando, Florida.

It will shut down 'city web assets'.


Too Lazy for Google Try Asking Twitters Lazyweb [INFOGRAPHIC]

Twitter isn't just a social network; it's also a powerful Q&A platform.

Check out how users are tapping this power with #lazyweb.


martes, 28 de junio de 2011

HPCC Systems promises Big Data as a Service

Being able to crunch terabytes of data is great, but having someone else do it for you is even better.

HPCC Systems, which launched last week to challenge Hadoop's big data dominance, is planning to do just that with a cloud service for big data processing.


KeyLink NFC key serves as link between cars and smartphones

NXP Semiconductor has unveiled a new product, labeled KeyLink Lite, that serves as a bridge between NFC-enabled vehicles and smartphones. Using short-range communication and encryption, the key securely transfers data between vehicles and mobile devices. In one possible application, the key stores GPS location data as a user exits their car. When the time comes to find the car, the user can bring the key close to their smartphone and quickly use a maps app to find the proper location.......

KeyLink NFC key serves as link between cars and smartphones


Woke up this morning and found that my wife finally found a use for the Apple Laptop [Pic]

Can you use your Apple Laptop in a better way?


Handhacking lets you pluck strings like a musical pro tech

A device now under development can take control of your hand and teach you how to play a tune.

No spirits of dead musicians are involved


Asus Announces F1A75 Motherboard Series for Fusion Platform

Motherboard makers are preparing for the launch of AMD's upcoming Llano line of Accelerated Processing Units .

That includes Asus who today revealed its first boards sporting the necessary FM1 socket to support AMD's A-series APUs and powered by the AMD A75 chipset. New boards include the F1A75-V EVO and V1A75-V Pro, both of which Asus promises will offer "exceptional overclocking" capabilities and a range of proprietary and next-gen technologies."The Asus F1A75 series are designed with the exclusive DIGI+ VRM and the most intuitive UEFI BIOS on the market," Asus says. "The F1A75-V EVO is the world's FM1 socket motherboard with dual x8/x8 PCI-Express for AMD CrossFireX support, while the entire range of Asus F1A75 Series motherboards are designed to natively support the latest USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps standards."...


20 Years of Data Storage Visualized

295 Exabytes.

It sounds like a lot of data. It IS a lot of data. It is the estimated amount of data stored across the world from 1986 through 2007. To understand how much data that is, let's take a look at some facts.


Hollywood Force ISP To Use Child Abuse Filter Against FileSharing Site

Last year Hollywoods Motion Picture Association (MPA) went to court seeking an injunction against UK ISP BT in order to force them to block Newzbin2, the resurrected version of the original Newzbin Usenet indexer.

This week the MPA are back at the High Court again as they attempt to force BT to use their child abuse filter to block Newzbin2.


lunes, 27 de junio de 2011

Networking on Android Honeycomb

After getting to grips with the user interface and gestures, you will probably want to start browsing the web with your new Honeycomb tablet.

Android Honeycomb.


VIA Agrees SYSMark 2012 Not Useful Quits Too

AMD resigning in a huff over alleged bias in SYSMark2012 is one thing, but now two other vendors have publicly confirmed that they have quit the benchmarking organization called BAPCo."VIA today confirmed reports that we have tendered our resignation to BAPCo," Richard Brown, a spokesman for VIA, told Maximum PC late Wednesday.

We strongly believe that the benchmarking applications tests developed for SYSmark 2012 and EEcoMark 2.0 do not accurately reflect real world PC usage scenarios and workloads and therefore feel we can no longer remain as a member of the organization."�...


Is To Keep An Eye On Robots Obamas Responsibilities

President Barack Obama joked that one of his responsibilities as the nation's commander in chief "is to keep an eye on robots" while speaking at the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday. "I just met with folks from some cutting-edge companies and saw some of their inventions here in your National Robotics Engineering Center, but that's not the only reason I'm here," the president said.


Google Boots Transdroid Torrent Manager From Android Market

Google has pulled one of the most popular torrent download managers from the Android Market because of policy violations.

Before Google booted the application, Transdroid had been available for two years and amassed 400,000 users during that time.


PS3 rumored dropping in price in August

PS3 rumored dropping in price in August

UK gaming site MCV is reporting that �industry experts� are expecting a new price drop for the PS3. It is currently retailing for �200 and is expected to drop to �180 , although UK pricing includes taxes. Sony is expected to make the announcement at an industry trade event in August.......


Top 10 Ways to Save Money with Your Smartphone

Your smartphone might be an expensive pocket computer, but it can help make up for its high price tag by cutting costs in other ways.


Chrome 14 blocks unencrypted scripts on secure sites

Google appears to have revamped the security features in Chrome 14, an update to the company's browser that is still in beta development.

The build currently blocks secure sites from using unencrypted scripts on pages that are supposed to be protected via HTTPS protocols. Aside from JavaScript scripts, the blocks also extend to plug-ins and external CSS stylesheets.......


Skype mess How far will this go

Skype is in the process of being sold to Microsoft is fast becoming a poster child of investor greed and corporate mistreatment of it employees.

An ex-employee is blaming investor Silver Lake Partners. Our sources say that investors were interfering with the company too much.


domingo, 26 de junio de 2011

Google gets green light as changes to the law make driverless cars legal

Nevada legislators have passed a bill that requires its Department of Motor Vehicles to draw up rules for driver-less vehicles.


Cool Site of the Week Turntablefm

When it comes to great ways to discover and share new music or the tunes you've loved for years, the internet has already set the bar pretty high. From sketchy p2p services like the original Napster, to great services like Rdio, Last.fm and Spotify, modern music listeners are spoiled for choice. Turntable.fm--our Cool Site of the Week--takes everything that makes finding and sharing music online great and turns it up to 11, making for the best musical social experience we've ever seen.

While still in a semi-closed beta, turntable.fm is already showing incredible promise. The premise is a simple one: Up to five users at a time are invited to spin tunes in any number of rooms, with other users free to drop in and listen to what your room has at any time. DJs can draw upon Turntable.fm's vast music repertoire or upload their own songs to add to the mix. As your song is played, the other DJs and users in the room can up-vote your song selection to legendary status, or ramp it's popularity down far enough to vote...
Cool Site of the Week Turntablefm


Where Is Internet Freedom Needed Most [VIDEO]

Theres a war going on right now between Internet users and governments to decide whether and how available technology should be used.


LulzSec Anonymous Scare Aussie ISP into Rethinking Internet Filter

With the threat of becoming the prime target of these Internet vigilantes in the back of their minds, the Government blocklist is no longer that appealing.


Eight FREE BlackBerry Productivity Apps

Click through for eight top-rated productivity apps from the BlackBerry App World.


Is the iPhone the Call of Duty of Smartphones

Does Apple deliver too little, too often?


sábado, 25 de junio de 2011

Winklevoss twins push another suit against Facebook

Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are pushing ahead with another suit against Facebook, a day after they decided not to appeal a U.S.

Supreme Court ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.


Apple Applies for PhotoCorrecting Patent

The application covers technology to use orientation sensors to automatically correct slanted horizons and skewed buildings caused by camera tilt.


Gaikai Begins Streaming Game Demos on Walmartcom

Gaikai Begins Streaming Game Demos on Walmartcom

Walmart has begun serving cloud-based game demos on the Game Center section of its site, having struck a one-year deal for the same with cloud gaming startup Gaikai. Like with any cloud gaming service out there, the graphics are rendered in the cloud and then streamed to the user's browser - all in real time, thereby eliminating the need to download or install anything related to the game.

VentureBeat was the first to report on the deal between Walmart and Gaikai. Confirming the deal, David Perry, CEO of Gaikai, told the site: Over the next 12 months, when people see a video game on TV and want to try it out, they can be sure the fastest way will be on Walmart's website. It's an exciting time and you'll see more sites around the world doing these stealth launches with us.�...


uTorrent Gets Chatty With Milestone 30 Release

The uTorrent development team officially released version 3.0 of their popular application today.

The milestone release adds many new features including torrent ratings, comments, streaming, and drag-and-drop sharing. One of the main goals is to appeal more to novice BitTorrent users, who often drop out after using uTorrent only once or twice.


Hands On Apples Final Cut Pro X

Apple's latest pro-level video editor is much simpler and more powerful than previous versions.


Apple posts second betas for iOS 5 iTunes 105 AppleTV

The second private beta of iOS 5 has been released by Apple on their iOS developer website along with a second beta of iTunes 10.5, needed to test the major new feature in the iOS beta: wireless syncing.

The company also released a second beta of AppleTV 2.0 software, and a second developer preview of XCode 4.2, AppleInsider reports.......


How Windows 8 Could Change Everything

Clues abound that Hyper-V is a foundation technology for Windows 8, enabling Microsoft to dominate a new era of desktop virtualization.


viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

Best Buy joins the cloudbased music crowd

Best Buy just entered the cloud music business with their product is called...(what else?) Best Buy Cloud Music! They are on the growing list of businesses that have beat Apple to the release of their iCloud.


Health Care IT Still Needs Critical Care

A new survey finds that while there seems to be more focus on compliance and security issues than ever in the health care industry, progress to date has been somewhat limited.


What are ISPs really doing with pirates today

ISPs have been cooperating with the RIAA and MPAA organizations to combat this piracy.

The levels of forcefulness the ISPs are using vary widely.


The Eyefinity Field Manual Your Guide to MultiMonitor Bliss

The Eyefinity Field Manual Your Guide to MultiMonitor Bliss

When ATI Launched its 5000 series graphics cards back in September 2009, it was more than just a performance marvel, it ushered in a new technology that promised PC gamers an experience unlike no other: true, no compromise, multi-monitor gaming.

Another key example would be Civilization V. While the game looks simply fantastic in Eyefinity, multiple-monitors really don't add much to the experience beyond the wow factor. Since the vast majority of your attention is focused on the center of the screen, multiple-monitors can actually be somewhat annoying since you need to turn your head to view the controls locked on the far left, and far right monitors respectively. If you love strategy games, you're probably better off spending your hard earned cash on a single 30� screen with a native 2560 x 1600 resolution. If you do use Eyefinity...


Apples spaceship campus mostly welcomed by neighbors

Apple dodged possible conflicts with neighboring cities over its giant ring-shaped campus on Sunday as early reactions from local mayors suggested they mostly welcomed the "spaceship" building.

Both Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews and Sunnyvale Mayor Melinda Hamilton were upbeat as its proximity to their borders meant they would enjoy a ripple effect. The employee relocation and restaurant traffic "brings the whole region up," Hamilton told the San Jose Mercury News.......


Oh Cyberthugs Run run as fast as you can FBI on victorious roll

Like some kind of modern-day cyber cowboys, the FBI has come out with cyberguns blazing, blowing away bad guys in cyberspace, and scoring major white hat wins.

FBI victories include remotely disabling and reducing Coreflood Botnet, busting up two major scareware rings that 'stole' over $74 million from users, and arresting the #1 FBI Most Wanted. Agents also seem to be closing in on LulzSec.


Nazi hunting How France first civilized the Internet

As European leaders make increasingly loud noises about "acceptable norms" in cyberspace and "civilizing" the 'Net, we look back at the opening salvo in that crusade: a French court's prosecution of Yahoo for displaying Nazi memorabilia on its auction site.

The case laid to rest the notion of the "global" Internet, impervious to national boundaries.


jueves, 23 de junio de 2011

Infographic Nokia Isnt Dead

An infographic highlighting Nokia's one bright spot: mobile advertising.


How to Strip a Chicken Down to Its Ragged Bones in 25 Seconds

Martin Yan can debone a chicken in 18 seconds.

That's pretty good, for a human. The next generation of Mayekawa automatic deboners, however, will shuck a bird like an ear of corn in just under 2.5 seconds.


The Web is taking too long infographic

New data shows that we are spending too much time waiting for our browsers to render Web pages.

Read this blog post by Dave Rosenberg on Software, Interrupted.


EXPOSED The iMacJames Bond disaster that almost was

Though Steve Jobs had a thing for Sean Connery, the feeling was not mutual.


ChevronWP7 Microsoft team on new Windows Phone unlock tool

The ChevronWP7 team surfaced again on Friday with news of its long promised, officially sanctioned Windows Phone 7 unlock tool in ChevronWP7 Labs.

Its solution will give developers and hobbyists a way to run apps without having to sign up for and publish to the Windows Phone Marketplace. Both they and Microsoft's Senior Product Manager Cliff Simpkins saw it as a way of safely experimenting without either breaking Marketplace rules or running afoul of another developer.......


miércoles, 22 de junio de 2011

Judge Rules Reposting Entire Article Is Fair Use

A federal judge ruled Monday that publishing an entire article without the rights holder's authorization was a fair use of the work, in yet another blow to


Future phones may send data and apps via photography

You know the drill: you want to send a Google map from your iMac to your iPhone, so you email a link to the page to your iPhone, open Mail on the


No More Heroes City of Heroes Goes FreetoPlay

What's that in the sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! Or maybe it's a cloud shaped like a giraffe.

Whatever. The sky's pretty uninteresting, generally speaking. Down here on ol' terra firma, though, NCSoft has decided to give MMO longtimer City of Heroes the free-to-play treatment. Take that, the sky! Details after the break.A free player can achieve maximum character level in the game and can choose from among eight Archetypes . Free players can create up to two characters and play as Heroes in Paragon City or Villains in the Rogue Isles.


Ebook Piracy Can Boost Sales Publisher Claims

The music industry has made it quite clear that the Internet is a scary place full of pirates.

These same fears have spread into the minds of some book publishers, but not all.


Teenager Suspected Of Being Mastermind of LulzSec Hacking Group Arrested

A 19-year-old suspected of being a mastermind behind notorious international computer hacking group LulzSec has been arrested in Essex, UK, after a joint operation by the FBI and Scotland Yard


Intel Intros Four New ULV Chips

Intel on Sunday updated its official price list with four new ultra-low voltage chips, three of which are second-generation Core i parts, while the fourth is a Celeron. These power-efficient chips have a TDP of 17W, making them ideal for ultrathin laptops - or ``ultrabooks� as Intel now likes to call them.

The upcoming Asus UX21, which was introduced at Computex as the first ``ultrabook�, is known to have the dual-core Core i5-2557M inside. According to CPU-World, the Celeron 847 can be found inside the Fujitsu Lifebook P701, a 12.1-inch ultrathin notebook.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Where is Firefox OS

Mozilla exists for one purpose only: to promote innovation, openness, and opportunity on the web.


martes, 21 de junio de 2011

Nokia N9 official MeeGo NFC buttonfree

Nokia at its Singapore event unveiled its most anticipated phone in years through the N9. The just-leaked design is the first MeeGo smartphone and centers on a rare, truly buttonless design: swipe gestures control switching apps from a pane-based interface and even include an iOS 5-style swipe to launch apps from individual notifications. The design goes so far as to omit a home button and is based on multi-touch at most every step, including in modern web and media browsers.......

Nokia N9 official MeeGo NFC buttonfree


Twitter The Pointless Phenomenon Sports in a Social Networking World

What role has Twitter really played on the world of sports?


Stream a YouTube video go directly to jail

Want to embed a copyrighted video on your website? A new Senate bill would make that a felony


lunes, 20 de junio de 2011

Samsung intros USB adapter for Galaxy Tab 101

Samsung has introduced a USB adapter that attaches to the company's new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The dongle provides a single USB port, enabling users to expand the tablet's functionality with USB-attached mice, keyboards, memory sticks and other accessories. Users can attach the removable adapter to the tablet's 30-pin dock connector.......

Samsung intros USB adapter for Galaxy Tab 101


Study 245 of online video is Netflix iTunes 98 percent

A new study by Citigroup analyst Mark Mahaney reinforced Netflix's dominance of online video.

The online check had Netflix representing 24.5 percent of online video, ahead of Hulu and just short of Facebook . iTunes was the top pay-per-show provider but was well short in use at just 9.8 percent of those asked online.......


Can Google App Engine compete in the enterprise

At Google's I/O event last month, the company announced new features and a new pricing model for its App Engine PaaS offering, and now the web giant thinks it's prepared to compete with companies like Red Hat and Salesforce.com in bringing enterprise users to its platform.


Groupon in China Ebay all over again

Just because it works in the United States, doesn't mean it will work in China.

It's a lesson some of our biggest tech brands have learned the hard way. And as Groupon attempts expands east, critics say its already making the same mistakes.


Revealed Top 10 Apple Store Secrets

In The Wall Street Journal, former employees dish on how the retail juggernaut tightly controls the customer experience.


Apple retail prepping for another visual change next week

Apple is gearing up another one of its overnight visual overhauls for Tuesday in what could be a sign of another product launch.

A leak has pointed to an update this coming Tuesday night for an unveiling Wednesday. The 9to5 contacts mentioned some stores getting boxes as well, but whether these are display supplies or products isn't evident.......


Google killing Im Feeling Lucky button

A homepage for Google Finland appears, sans the iconic 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button.

Could this be the end of the road for the search of fortune?


uTorrent BitTorrent Sued For Patent Infringement

By now weve become accustomed to copyright infringement lawsuits, where people are suspected of illegally distributing movies and music using BitTorrent.


domingo, 19 de junio de 2011

The Technium The Clock in the Mountain

There is a Clock ringing deep inside a mountain.

It is a huge Clock, hundreds of feet tall, designed to tick for 10,000 years. Every once in a while the bells of this buried Clock play a melody. Each time the chimes ring, its a melody the Clock has never played before. The Clocks chimes have been programmed to not repeat themselves for 10,000 years.


If Theme Parks Just Didnt Give a Fk

What amusement parks might look light if they decided they couldn't be bothered to worry about safety, or any of the other things sane people pay attention to.


LulzSec Takes On The CIA

We've always known Maximum PC readers hold mastery over the technical realm -- but new evidence shows that at least one may hold mastery over all things mental as well. Just a few hours ago, in response to news that those affable LulzSec hackers opened a request hotline, RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS posted the following psychic burst: "They should target the CIA or FBI... Do it. Go after the CIA or FBI, geniuses."

It remains to be seen whether or not LulzSec's backsides are in jeopardy, as RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS suggested they would be if the group attacked the CIA head-on. One thing's for certain; between LulzSec's hack of the US Senate's servers over the weekend and this CIA smack down, expect the government to take a long, deep look for the masterminds behind the monocle-sporting man in the black high-top hat.
LulzSec Takes On The CIA


Jihad Forums Crowdsource Fantasy Assassination List

Online jihadi forums are putting together a fantasy league targeting prominent Americans they'd like to assassinate.

The FBI's taking it seriously. You shouldn't.


sábado, 18 de junio de 2011

RIM CoCEOs Heres Why We Need Each Other And Why RIM Needs Us

We built this company and no one else can turn it around.


Blackberry Torch 9850 simulator leaked online

A developer simulator for the forthcoming Blackberry Torch 9850 has leaked online, providing developers and others with clues to the look and operation of the new model.

The unit looks to be using a kind of Storm 2-style body, but the more interesting aspect is that it gives users a chance to explore RIM's Blackberry OS 7 , including a new keyboard layout.......


Kinect SDK Beta Live Used to Pilot Copters Conduct Orchestras VIDEO

A beta of Microsoft's Kinect SDK for Windows was released today.

To kick off the launch, Microsoft invited a bunch of developers to Redmond to see what they could come up with given 24 hours with the sensor-filled gizmo.


A Virus Maybe

Let's hope healthcare will cover it.


Android tablet makers giving up moving to big smartphones

Their focus has switched back from tablets to the development of larger, high-end smartphones with 4- to 5-inch displays.


viernes, 17 de junio de 2011

EFF Microsoft Tries to Quash Innovation in Interoperability Battle Over Xbox

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) urged a federal court Wednesday to block Microsoft Corporation's attempt to misuse copyright law to thwart a competitor offering memory cards for the Xbox gaming system


Dont stop anonymizing data

Canadian privacy experts have issued a new report today that strongly backs the practice of de-identification as a key element in the protection of personal information.

The joint paper from Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, and Dr. Khaled El Emam, the Canada Research ...


Jobs reportedly gives iWeb hosting the axe postiCloud

Apple chief Steve Jobs in a e-mail response to a fan reportedly confirmed that iWeb hosting was going away with the shift to iCloud. When asked if he'd need an alternative web builder and a hosting service, the CEO supposedly gave a simple "yep" response from his iPhone. The MacRumors reader was worried at having to start fresh and made it clear in the feedback.......

Jobs reportedly gives iWeb hosting the axe postiCloud


Working at the Apple Store Tales from the Inside

The bright, friendly facade of the Apple store hides some weird stuff, according to current and former employees.

Porn-stuffed laptops, positivity police, and an anti-gossip gestapo: Welcome to the real Apple Store.


IBM Turns 100 A Look Back

IBM celebrates its 100th anniversary today, June 16.

Bernie Meyerson, IBM's vice president of innovation, takes a look back at what has kept Big Blue going for so long.


iOS 5 Beta 1 Expiry Date Is August 4 2011

The expiration dates for iOS 5 beta 1 is August 4, 2011.

Apple's first beta of the next generation iOS firmware, iOS 5 beta 1 will finally expire on August 4, 2011.


jueves, 16 de junio de 2011

How Cities Are Using Web Video To Take Control of Their Public Image

Just as media and entertainment have evolved in the social media era, so too are civic organizations taking advantage of networking tools to better the perceptions of their communities.


Hacker Group Wreaks Havoc on Gaming Websites Starts Taking Hack Requests

Hacker group LulzSec, which hacked Sony's and Nintendo's servers, has taken down several popular online websites in the last 24 hours.


EFF Righthaven Copyright Troll Lawsuit Dismissed as Sham

"We are pleased that the Court saw through Righthaven's sham assignment of the copyright and dismissed its improper claim," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl. "Today's decision shows that Righthaven's copyright litigation business model is fatally flawed, and we expect the decision to have wide effect on the over 270 other cases Righthaven has brought."


The Most EcoFriendly iPhone Speaker Made from Bamboo Uses Zero Electricity

I think this just might be the greenest speaker for iPhones that we've come across yet.

It's a piece of bamboo. And that's it. Just a piece of bamboo...but it works wonderfully.


Turkey releases 14 suspected hackers

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have released all 23 people detained in a police sweep against alleged computer hackers linked to an international activist group.


miércoles, 15 de junio de 2011

Why Facebook lost 6 million US users 4 theories The Week

The social networking giant reportedly lost quite a few friends in May.

Market saturation, or the beginning of the end?


Nissan Leaf Secretly Leaks Driver Location and Speed to Websites

When using the Nissan Leaf's built-in RSS reader, the 100% electric car's precise geolocation, destination and speed are leaked to websites!


Apple Samsung attempting to harass in legal dispute

A Samsung motion to see the iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 is an "improper attempt to harass Apple by demanding production of extremely sensitive trade secrets," Apple says


ASUS says Eee Pad Transformer 3G Slider hit UK in August

ASUS UK told fans late this week that the 3G version of the Eee Pad Transformer and the yet to be launched Eee Pad Slider were both coming to the country in August.

A more specific timeframe and pricing were due to come for the Android 3 tablets closer to the actual release. Both of the variants have been mentioned as early as CES in January but hadn't received concrete detail until now.......


You Built What A Colossal Flying Reproduction of a 1935 Airship

The model USS Macon barely fits inside a two-car garage


Ashton Kutchers 15 Surprisingly Successful Tech Investments

From Skype to Foursquare, the entertainer's smart decisions in the startup space make most venture capitalists look like amateurs


martes, 14 de junio de 2011

Google Censorship Initiative Thwarted by Gee No Evil AddOn

Earlier this year Google launched a piracy blacklist and began filtering keywords from its Instant and Autocomplete services.

A necessary measure to counter online copyright infringement according to the search giant, but not everyone agrees. To partially undo Googles censorship efforts, the MAFIAA Fire� team has now released the Gee! No evil!� Firefox add-on.


10 Personal Details Revealed by Bill Gates Including 1 Secret

n one of his most candid interviews ever, Microsoft founder Bill Gates (the worlds second-richest man) revealed personal details never heard before, along with a little tidbit that he was probably supposed to keep secret.


Seeking Address Why Cyber Attacks Are So Difficult to Trace Back to Hackers

Sony, Google, RSA and now Citigroup are just some of the prominent victims of cyber attacks as defenses at large organizations prove porous and attackers elude detection


Windows 8 To Integrate Xbox Live Support

Microsoft's failure to fly the PC flag at E3 left a lot of computer-loving gamers disappointed.

Don't worry! When the Seattle Times interviewed Mike Delman, the vice president of global marketing at Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business group, Delman tossed PC gamers a treat; Microsoft's designing extensive gaming support into the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Unfortunately, it's the kind of treat that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. The catering to the console crowd continues as Xbox Live is being integrated into the Windows 8 experience."Xbox Live will the pervasive media service across devices," Delman said when asked if Live would act as a cloud-type service that enabled sharing between phones, computers and Xboxes. When did Xbox Live become less about gaming and more about becoming an iTunes clone? We've already seen a massive shift towards simplifying PC games as their console cousins make money hand over fist; hopefully, this news doesn't signal the end-times for those of us who like turn-based RPGs and strategy games with complex waypoints and grouping support.


Next iPhone hits final tests no FaceTime on Verizon yet

New details reportedly emerging Monday have the next iPhone at the very last stage before production.

The new design is supposedly at the AP stage, the very last stage at which the hardware is production-ready and good enough for both Apple and carrier executives to use as secret day-to-day models. The 9to5Mac tip lined up with talk of production starting in July followed by a release in September.


Acer Says Names Emails Hacked in Europe

Taiwanese PC maker Acer is investigating the hacker attack that stole customer data from its Packard Bell unit in Europe, according to a statement from the...


lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

Internet to blame for decline of quality local news claims report by FCC

"there is a 'shortage of local, professional, accountability reporting' that could lead to 'more government waste, more local corruption,' 'less effective schools' and other problems."


Apple server lineup refresh looming

Apple server lineup refresh looming

Apple looks set to refresh its server lineup with news that supplies for its existing products are constrained. 9to5Mac is reporting that retailers are struggling to get new orders for both the Mac mini server as well as the Mac Pro server, with no new shipment date being supplied. If true, June is shaping up as a bigger than usual month for new Macs. There is also an expected Macbook Air refresh enroute, which will likely launch at the same time or just after the launch of Mac OS X Lion.......


US Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors Abroad

The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy shadow� Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments.


Sony PSVita handson Apple may have reason to worry

We received a precious chance to try the PlayStation Vita for ourselves at E3 on Wednesday.

While Sony wasn't allowing photos or videos inside the booth, we can relate our experiences and give an early verdict on how it'll fare. Read on for the full details, but suffice it to say we came out impressed -- and feeling that Apple may have some much stiffer competition in mobile gaming.......


5 Android features that Leave iOS 5 in the Dust

iOS 5 might introduce a lot of fancy features -- but Android still has a ton of features that iOS users can only dream about.


2020 via time machine networks and systems

At the IEEE Technology Time Machine Symposium last week I heard the worlds leading academics, engineers, executives, and government officials project what the world will look like in 2020.

The future brings technology together for everything from enhancing the human experience to improving environmental sustainability.


US funds shadow networks builds internet in a suitcase for repressed protesters

Whether a repressive government, a buggy DNS server or a little old lady is behind your internet outage, it can't be much fun, but the US government sympathizes with your plight if you're dealing with reason number one.


domingo, 12 de junio de 2011

Facebook Face Recognition Does What Google Wouldnt

Facebook has quietly rolled out its new facial recognition feature.

Predictably, they're hearing some backlash.


Google Les Paul doodle is here to stay

After the wild success of Google's guitar-themed Les Paul doodle, the company books it for an extra day on its search page and announces that the doodle will have a permanent home online.


ATT Rolls Out Free WiFi to Several New York City Parks

New York City has grand aspirations of being the nation's leading digital city, and it's a getting a big boost from AT&T towards that goal.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson today announced a five-year initiative that will have AT&T providing free Wi-Fi service at 26 locations spread across...


How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC]

Online education is a $34 billion business.

Here's how it grew so fast -- and why it's so vital for modern-day students.


The Geeks Guide to Getting Almost Anything for Free

Before you head to the mall or any other brick-and-mortar store, take a minute to search online and see if you can't find what you're looking for... for free.


30 Photos from E3 Day One

Our first day wandering the floor at this year's E3 was both exciting and dismaying.

Exciting, because all of the game companies really brought their A-game when it came to their booths and presentations, and dismaying because it was one of the most console-centric shows yet. There are still some major PC Gaming stories out there and we're out at the show tracking down more information for you today. For now, enjoy these first 30 images of the spectacle that is E3.


sábado, 11 de junio de 2011

Anonymous arrested in Spain

Three men suspected of being members of the Anonymous hacking group have been arrested in Spain.


How the web mobile can help with the full planet problem

The problem of feeding and providing energy to 9 billion people by 2050 will require many technology solutions.

But in a unique way the web and mobile can act as a sort of operating system for physical stuff, leading to more efficient use of resources.


Robots go into battle against each other but only at shuffleboard

It wasn't exactly a battle on the scale of Transformers or Terminator when these robots took part in a shuffleboard tournament at Oregon State University.


Bang Olufsen ship EarSet 3i highend mobile headset

Although they will work with other cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices, Bang & Olufsen's new EarSet 3i is designed specifically for the newest generation of Apple devices and meant to be used with them exclusively, the company says. The lightweight headset, now shipping, offers an ergonomic fit and is promoted as being ideal both for sophisticated management of phone features while offering world-class sound for music and voice.......

Bang  Olufsen ship EarSet 3i highend mobile headset


American Internet is a Disaster

This graph says it all, but there's a whole article over at Cracked that details just exactly how and why our internet situation in the US of A sucks so


When the worlds largest motherboard maker says your time is come youd best pay attention

ASUS is currently the largest motherboard manuacturer on the planet, almost single handedly started the netbook craze and is now working on moving up in the rankings of those companies making tablets and full sized notebooks. So when the chairman of Asustek states that the Wintel era is over, both Microsoft and Intel had better pay attention.


Sony announces sales of 70 million PSP consoles

Sony has used E3 2011 and the launch of the PlayStation Vita to highlight the worldwide sales of what will be its predecessor, the original Sony PlayStation Portable.

First launched in December 2004, the handheld console has now gone on to sell 70 million units up until the end of April this year. Its library of 3,200 UMD titles has also shipped over 298 million software units.......


viernes, 10 de junio de 2011

OS X Lion vs Windows 8 The Ultimate OS Showdown

Microsoft and Apple, the two leading consumer desktop operating system makers, have shown us the future of their software.

Here's how they stack up.


Apple of the Gods Cartoon

Apple of the Gods (Cartoon)


How the internet has changed the scope of advertising

Poor television, radio, and print.

What has the Internet done to you? Over the past several years, things have changed in advertising. Everything is moving online, jumping on iPads, and shifting away from the traditional formats.
The changing on ...


Steve Jobs Blinks Apple Backs Down on App Subscription Rules

Good news for lots of content companies like Netflix and Rhapsody.

But Amazon, among others, is still going to have a big problem.


3 Tips for Proper Sexting HINT Stop Sending Pics of Your Boner Anthony Weiner

After a week of U.S Rep.

Anthony Weiner denying he sent a young nubile the boner photos in question, more penis pics emerged from the Twitterverse. So we thought we'd offer some tips that U.S. politicians, do-nothings with big boobs who wanna be famous, and essentially any human with opposable thumbs and unlimited texting should take to heart.


Cyber Snipa shows Fierce 3500 mouse Sonar speaker at E3

Cyber Snipa used an after-hours event at E3 to show off a pair of new primarily gaming focused, but platform-agnostic, set of peripherals.

The Fierce Mouse 3500 received few details while we at the LA gathering, but it represents a direct upgrade to the Fierce V2 and should keep its adjustable weighted base and programmable button array while upgrading the V2's 5,000DPI sensor. We expect the price to stay under $100 given that the V2 costs just $50.......


Pad Submit Worker

Our writer Trader Aaron appreciates his software. Presently he'll be looking at Pad Submit Worker. Yet is it a 5 star winner or a going to give you a virus?...
Submit your software PAD files automatically to over 1,000 download sites within 20 minutes for just one click and get thousands of targeted downloads by...
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OnLive Player for iPad HTC Flyer handson

Among the numerous things OnLive unveiled at E3 was a demo of an OnLive Player app for the iPad and the HTC Flyer. We gave it a turn at E3 and came back with a strong promise, although there were some bumps along the way. Read ahead for our early impressions....


Via: http://www.electronista.com

jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

How to get around Facebooks new face recognition

FACEBOOK wants to know what you look like, and it wants you to like it.


The First 20 People to Sign Up For Facebook And How They Knew Zuckerberg [Pics]

The CEO's inner circle signed up first and then the social network started to expand to friends of friends across Harvard's campus


How many companies did Apple declare war on with iOS 5

How did Instapaper developer Marco Arment feel when the Instapaper-inspired Reading List function in iOS 5 was announced at WWDC?


id Software chats on Android iPad 2 PSVita Rage on Mac

id Software chats on Android iPad 2 PSVita Rage on Mac

Legendary first-person shooter developer id Software was at the Bethesda booth for E3 2011 as part of its tie in with ZeniMax, and we got a chance to talk to the company's Rafael Brown, who handles much of the company's mobile work. He discussed the company's current hesitation on Android and gave us brief hints about iPad 2 and iPhone 5 plans, the Sony PSVita, and even hints of a Mac port of Rage.......


Research shows GPUs rendering complex passwords useless

A new study of password cracking by Vijay Devakumar has shown that modern graphics cards may have rendered even tough passwords easy to crack.

Tools such as IGHASHGPU can reduce the time taken to break an NTLM password used on Windows networks from a virtually impossible period to a realistic period. Using a strictly mid-range chip like the Radeon HD 5770, a very tough nine-character password can shrink from 43 years to 48 days; a five-character alphanumeric but random password can be broken in as little as 24 seconds.......


Hands On With iClouds iTunes in the Cloud

One piece of Apple's cloud strategy is already in place�iTunes in the Cloud, but sans iTunes Match.

Here's how it works.


EFF WSJ and AlJazeera Lure Whistleblowers With False Promises of Anonymity

EFFs review of the legal side of these websites doesn't fare any better.

While some of the more egregious technical problems with SafeHouse have been fixed since its launch, its terms of use haven't changed. We read through the Terms of Service for both SafeHouse and AJTU (pdf). Don't fall for the false promises of anonymity offered by these sites. Here's what you should know


miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

Skype goes down globally again Microsoft starts wondering if it bought wisely

Uh oh, Skype's experiencing its second big outage in the space of just a couple of weeks, as we're hearing reports from the UK, Netherlands, and yes, even Bulgaria, claiming the online communications service is down.

Our own Skype clients are currently unable to move past the "Connecting..." status note, both on Mac OS X and Windows 7.


iOS 5 and iCloud 5 Interesting Tidbits

The battle for the cloud, Twitter integration, Apple taking on Research in Motion and the post-PC world are some of the things up for discussion.


A Keyboard for the Terminally Paranoid

One particular vulnerabillty of wireless connections that tends to be missed completely is wireless peripherals, especially the keyboard.


To Beat Hackers You Must Think Like Them

Whether in an office, a superstore, or an airport, the best IT security pros are always looking for vulnerabilities


WWDC leak think of iCloud as the new iTunes

Apple's plans for its iCloud launch could make it more of a fundamental platform shift for Apple than just an upgrade to its existing service, a new clue has given out at the last minute before WWDC.

One source for the historically reliable John Gruber said not to see iCloud as an extension of MobileMe but instead to "think of iCloud as the new iTunes." Instead of routing most syncing through a desktop app, much of it would happen through the Internet and let iOS devices work independently of a computer.......


Free Stuff Sony039s PlayStation Welcome Back Program is Online

Free Stuff Sony039s PlayStation Welcome Back Program is Online

Sony has had more than its share of issues lately, but just days after switching all its PlayStation services back on, they're ready to woo jilted customers. That's right, the Sony Welcome Back program is online. The free games and other perks will be available for your consideration until July 3. If you haven't taken advantage by then, the deals go bye-bye.

All users can also take advantage of a free month of PlayStation Plus service. This premium offering comes with exclusive games, demos, and discounts on purchased content. Sony is also providing some free streaming movie rentals this weekend where video services are available. Hit the PlayStation Blog at the link above to check out the full FAQ with such gems as When does the 30 days of my PlayStation Plus access expire?� Hint: in 30 days.


Apple vs Facebook The battle lines are drawn The Week

Apple's new mobile operating system will incorporate Twitter � and not Facebook.

Why can't Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg get along?


martes, 7 de junio de 2011

iOS 5 The New Features

The new iOS 5 is here.

It is a "major release", according to Apple. It brings revamped notifications and many more new goodies for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. (Updating live)


LulzSec Hacks Whos Next

Hacker group LulzSec certainly had a busy weekend.

After exposing the database of SonyPictures.com last week, the group took on FBI-affiliated Web sites on Friday night, and it was revealed over the weekend that LulzSec also successfully targeted Nintendo.


New battery design could give electric vehicles a jolt

A radically new approach to the design of batteries, developed by researchers at MIT, could provide a lightweight and inexpensive alternative to existing batteries for electric vehicles and the power grid.

The technology could even make refueling� such batteries as quick and easy as pumping gas into a conventional car.


Apples iMessage Is Like BBM for iOS

Apple is out with a new product called iMessage that will let users message easily between iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.


NVIDIA has pact with Microsoft to block outside takeovers

NVIDIA has a special deal with Microsoft to prevent outside deals and possibly let Microsoft itself buy it out, according to SEC filings. The Windows developer has rights of refusal on any attempt by a company to buy more than 30 percent of NVIDIA's share, preventing any other company from buying a controlling stake. NVIDIA also has "poison pills" that would let it issue shares without shareholder approval to prevent a controlling stake, and its shareholder voting rules would prevent an activist investor from easily overthrowing management.......

NVIDIA has pact with Microsoft to block outside takeovers


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About CAPTCHAs But Were Afraid To Ask

Love them or hate them - CAPTCHAs have become ubiquitous on the Internet.

What on earth is a CAPTCHA anyway, and where did it come from? Responsible for eye-strain the world over, the humble CAPTCHA has been the centre of much attention as the single most effective weapon in the fight against web spam. But are they effective?


Tiny Free and KickAss 20 More Awesome Apps Under 2 MB

A month or two back, we posted our list of�30 amazing apps under 2MB.

We thought it was a pretty fun concept, and apparently you guys agreed, because we got some great feedback, and some excellent suggestions. Our first list was far from complete, of course, so we decided to do some more investigating, and found 20 more great apps. They're all free, all easy to download, and all great at what they do. Read on, and hit the comments if we've still missed any of your favorites.Ever get a pesky application that you just can't uninstall? RevoUninstaller is the equivalent of calling Chuck Bronson over to pull a Mr. Majestyk on them.


lunes, 6 de junio de 2011

Police Man stole nude photos from hacked email accounts

A 24-year-old Florida man was arrested Thursday on charges that he broke into women's Web mail accounts, looking for explicit photos to post online.


The Peculiar Origins of Tech Terms

The roots of some of the most familiar tech terms may surprise you.


Sony VAIO Z21 ultralight shows early in Europe with 3D out

Four store listings at Italian online shop F2F have slipped out Sony's plans for an upgraded VAIO Z in Europe. All of them will use Sandy Bridge-era Core processors, very fast SSD storage, fingerprint readers, and built-in 3G. The HDMI has been upgraded to put out 3D video, and the webcam has been given a lift to use the low-light Exmor sensor technology from other camera-equipped Sony gear.......

Sony VAIO Z21 ultralight shows early in Europe with 3D out


Is Twitter Like Speech or Like Writing The Answer Is Yes

Is Twitter like a spoken conversation, the kind you would have with friends in a bar? Or is it like a written discussion? One of the things that can make Twitter hard to define is that it can be both of those at the same time.


A review of Xoftspyse Scan

XoftSpySE is the latest and most advanced SypWare detection and removal application on the internet. Considering that this product is above averge, it could definitely......
XoftSpySE is the latest and most advanced SypWare detection and removal application on the internet.
Complete info here:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/xoftspyse-scan-review/

VIDEO Windows 7 Can Be TabletFriendly After All

Microsoft doesnt have plans to release its upcoming tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system until some time next year, but that doesnt mean Windows fans have to wait for an optimized tablet experience.


Clouds Are Like Buses Public Isnt Always Better

Since the concept of "private cloud" was introduced, there have been efforts by certain people to prove it wrong� or show that it doesn't make sense when compared with the public cloud.

This seems like a silly crusade -- both provide tremendous value.


domingo, 5 de junio de 2011

How To Download All Cydia Paid Apps For Free

If you ever thought that it was impossible to download all paid Cydia applications for free, you were gravely mistaken.

It is indeed possible to download Cydia paid applications for free, and this post will tell you exactly how to do that.


Could This Be The First Solar PoweredLaptop

While there are plenty of solar-powered peripherals that plug into your laptop to boost its battery power, we havent yet seen a model that runs solely on solar.

Industrial Designer Andrea Pontis concept for the Luce Solar Panel Powered PC could become the greenest laptop ever made.


Quantum Entanglement Means Computers Could Cool Themselves By Deleting Information Popular Science

But don't wipe your hard drives just yet


Google has just renewed Apple maps deal denies probe talk

Google chief Eric Schmidt at the first D9 interview on Tuesday night shot down rumors of Apple ending their map deal.

Describing the interrelationships between Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google as the "gang of four" growing the fastest in the tech industry, he revealed that Google had "just renewed" its map partnership with Apple. He would have been surprised if Apple decided to jump ship just after making a deal.......


What Media Companies Need to Learn From Startups

Many mainstream media companies are busy releasing me-too iPad apps and launching paywalls, but few are doing anything really innovative or different.

Anil Dash of Activate Media says media entities need to find ways of disrupting themselves and their businesses by hacking their own organizations.


Apple founder Steve Wozniak admits he cannot get broadband at home

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple is unable to buy broadband service for his home.

He lives on a hill, outside of the city.


sábado, 4 de junio de 2011

Did Cable Pay Ralph Reed Millions To Orchestrate Tea Party Opposition To Net Neutrality

the National Cable and Telecom Association (NCTA), a trade association that represents cable providers like Comcast and Qwest Communications, has provided Reeds lobbying firm with at least $3,462,117 worth of contracts in the last three years alone.

Century Strategies, the firm founded by Reed and fellow astroturf lobbyist Tim Phillips in 1997, received the contracts for what NCTA deemed legal and advertising services.


Tips on Keeping Your Gmail Account Secure [wPIC]

Overnight Google said cyber attacks had been launched with the intention of accessing the personal emails of US govt officials & Chinese activists.

See a pic of what these fake Gmail logins looked like.


HTC Sensation 4G ships to TMobile June 15 Walmart June 12

T-Mobile on Tuesday night confirmed ship dates for the HTCSensation 4G.

Its version of the Android 2.3 smartphone would reach carrier stores on June 15 and could be in Walmart stores as early as June 12. The network didn't name a price but is expected to come in at or near $200 on contract.......


Skype ReverseEngineered And Dumped on Pirate Bay

Skype protocol reverse engineered, source available for download,� reads an interesting torrent comment on The Pirate Bay.

The rest of the post, which comes from freelance researcher Efim Bushmanov, explains his aim of making Skype open source.


Nokia says takeover talk baseless explains iPhones win

Nokia says takeover talk baseless explains iPhones win

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop's interview at D9 Wednesday night both tackled rumors of a Microsoft takeover and an explanation for why the iPhone ousted Nokia. Answering claims by Russian leaker Eldar Murtazin that Microsoft might buy Nokia's phone division, Elop called them "baseless" and that talks had never happened. He added that smartphones were only half of Nokia's business and would have left Microsoft with a large amount of phones that didn't mesh with the Windows Phone strategy.......


National Broadband Map available so is it accurate

While many insist the map is better than nothing,� thats not true if the data it provides isnt accurate.


Copenhagen Suborbitals Worlds largest amateur rocket launched successfully today

Indie engineers, Copenhagen Suborbitals just successfully launched their HEAT-1X rocket from their DIY submarine-powered sea launch platform.


viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

34 Reasons Were Losing the Cyber War

Here, in no particular order, are the top 34 reasons we're losing the war.

For example: 1) The game is rigged; 3) There's no Internet User Guide; 6) SSL is a sham; 8) Public Wi-Fi; 14) Programming is still an art and one best done by the fewest possible people; 29) Google.


Microsoft039s Windows 8 Management Angers Manufacturers

After Microsoft's unveiling of Windows 8 at the D9 conference yesterday, we were a little perplexed.

One OS for both PCs and mobile devices? Don't manufacturers make hundreds of different variations with gajillions of different configurations for tablets and PCs? How's it going to work? Microsoft's answer: we'll rule the hardware manufacturers with an iron fist. Okay, that was a bit of a paraphrase, but not much of one if industry reports are any indication.Acer's CEO, Jim Wong, sums it up differently. They're really controlling the whole thing, the whole process,� he told the crowds at Computex earlier this week, a day before the Wall Street Journal ran an article claiming that Microsoft told chip-makers Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments to select one hardware manufacturer apiece to work with on Windows tablet development, in order to speed up the process.


Your old laptops are killing people in China

Worldwide, we generate around 20 � 30 million tons of e-waste every year.

Its a whole lot of cell phones/smart-phones, TV sets, and computers�and iPads and e-readers and all of the many, many, many things the industry is concocting to sell you in the future


Cheat Sheet 10 Tips And Tricks For Evernote

We used to have a love/hate relationship with sticky notes. They were great for jotting stuff down, but over time the small yellow squares ended up consuming the entire surface of our desks in a slow, ever-expanding Blob-like wave. We could never find the note we needed when we needed it. It always ended in hysterical tears and missed appointments.

Users of Evernote's Mac and Web versions have been swapping notebooks for a while, but the feature only appeared on Windows earlier this year. Spamming Twitter or Facebook with your notes is easier than ever before thanks to the "Share" button in Evernote's toolbar. Just click it and choose how you want to share your grocery list with friends. Sharing whole notebooks is handled via the "Shared" tab in the left-hand navigation panel. Select which notebook you want to share, then choose to show your stuff to the entire world or to selected individuals via email. If you're using the...
Cheat Sheet 10 Tips And Tricks For Evernote


The Crooks Who Created Modern Wiretapping Law

During Prohibition, the government tapped telephones without warrants; after all, the lines left the home.

It took 40 years, and the arrest of a bookie, for the Supreme Court to conclude that privacy wasn't a matter of physical location.


Smartphone apps will boost enterprise productivity by 2015

Half of the devices on the corporate network will be mobile by 2015.


Why YouTube Adopting Creative Commons Is a Big Deal

Mashup artists, your life just got easier.

YouTube is now making it possible remix existing videos right within its online video editor. The site is also adopting Creative Commons licensing, immediately making more than 10,000 Creative Commons-licensed videos available for reuse. Both steps have wide-ranging implications.


jueves, 2 de junio de 2011

Internet Researchers Decry DNSFiltering Legislation

Internet-security researchers are saying Senate antipiracy legislation that would dramatically increase the government's legal power to disrupt and shutter websites dedicated to infringing activity raises serious technical and security concerns.�


Many Cars Tone Deaf To Womens Voices

Despite strides in voice-activated technology, carmakers acknowledge that women have a tougher time using speech-recognition technology than men.

The industry is promoting voice-activated technology as a solution to distracted driving concerns, even though the systems aren't yet reliable for many people.


Rumor Apple begins certifying components for iPad 3

A report printed in DigiTimes, a sometimes-accurate source for component news, claims that Apple has already begun the process of certifying components designed to be used in the third generation of iPad, which is not expected until early next year.

The report says that the certification of companies such as Radiant Opto-Electronics and Taiwan-based Chimei Innolux is nearly complete, and that the screen will remain the same size at 9.7 inches diagonal.......


The Awesome Intel The Museum of Me

Create and explore a visual archive of your social life.


This Guy Has My MacBook

On March 21, 2011, my MacBook was stolen from my apartment in Oakland, CA.

I reported the crime to the police and even told them where it was, but they can't help me due to lack of resources. I'm...


SanDisk intros 100series SSDs chips for tablets notebooks

SanDisk intros 100series SSDs chips for tablets notebooks

SanDisk kicked off Computex with a trio of flash-based storage devices made for everything from phones through to ultraportables. The SanDisk SSD line gets the U100, a raw SATA III card that gives thin-and-light notebooks speed closer to desktop SSDs. They can read and write at high peak speeds of 450MB and 340MB per second respectively and yet can fit in anything from a half-sized, slim SSD card through to 2.5-inch, enclosed designs meant for conventional notebooks.......


Googles YouTube policy for Android users is copyright extremism

Cory Doctorow: Denying access to pay-per-view videos for those who modify their Android devices is the antithesis of openness


miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

How to make your own North Korean netbook with Debian or Android

You can make a fully-functional Linux netbook for $80.

No, you're not dreaming.


Sony Promises All PlayStation Services Will Return This Week Again

Forty-one days after Sony shut down its PlayStation Network and Qriocity music service in response to a hacker attack, the company finally announced on Monday that it will fully restore all services by the end of this week.


Will hardware hackers build hidden devices to distort news at WiFi hotspots

The creators of Newstweek, a device to distort and manipulate news at wireless hotspots, have published how-to details so hardware hackers and others can have one more way to mess with people's minds and their news.


Apple offers bottom case replacement on some MacBooks

MacBooks shipped between October 2009 and April 2011, regardless of warranty status, may qualify for a free "bottom case" replacement if the rubber surface has begun to separate from the metal bottom case.

The company is also offering to refund owners who have paid for a repair or replacement bottom case due to this issue from authorized service providers. Users can choose to visit an Apple Retail Store or service provider, or order a self-service kit directly from Apple.......


Forum Feature This Week in Threads

It's Friday! Fridays are great. Someone should make a song about Fridays.

Boddaker's Tron PC scratch case build is done, and it looks fantastic. Look in awe and then go to Cooler Master's contest page to ogle all the other entrants and VOTE for the Tron PC! ...
Forum Feature This Week in Threads


Can Twitter Survive the British Privacy Onslaught

A string of libel lawsuits in the U.K. have put Twitters approach to user privacy on the stand � and the company is getting a bashing for its treatment of Mr Monkey." But should it be applauded for its approach to privacy, rather than pilloried by the media?


Official iOS 5 OS X Lion and iCloud To Be Announced Next Week AtWWDC

There goes all the fun rumors and wild speculation.

Apple just released a press release detailing what's coming next week at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. I'll let that sink in for a moment. Apple pre-announced something -- iOS 5 and OS X Lion to be exact. Oh, and something called iCloud, too.

It was already generally accepted that the two operating system were going to debut next week, but it's rather strange that Apple