miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

Internet privacy How network analysis can reveal details you would rather hide

In July, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman wore a strange device on his wrist as he gave a talk to the MIT Media Lab.

The QSensor, developed by the lab's Affective Computing Group, blinked to display Hoffman's overall stress level as he spoke. Behind him, t

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http://www.slate.com/id/2302429/

China aims to eliminate cancer in social networks

Independent news reports are often attacked as rumors in Chinese social networks.

Source:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/china-aims-to-eliminate-cancer-in-social-networks/

Always Connected A Day In the Digital Life

Just how connected are we on a daily basis? More than you would guess, probably.

Source:
http://www.thesmokingjacket.com/lifestyle/always-connected-digital

LG posts Optimus S Gingerbread source code ahead of update

LG has reportedly posted source code for the upcoming Optimus S Android 2.3 update ahead of the formal rollout. Despite the developer tidbits for Sprint's Optimus variant, the carrier has yet to announce a specific date for the Gingerbread OTA release....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

martes, 30 de agosto de 2011

Open WiFi and Pirates Why Copyright Negligence Wont Fly

If you take the time to read all of the legal mumbo jumbo that follows, you will hopefully be convinced that negligence is a state law claim and one that is, in this situation, preempted by the Copyright Act.

Case law and common sense dictate that if Mr. Randazza would like to protect his clients copyrights, he must do so within the confines of the Copyright Act that I discussed in my prior article.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/open-wifi-and-pirates-why-copyright-negligence-won’t-fly-110827/

15 AddOns to Become a Gmail Power User

Many users live their lives in Gmail, all without ever recognizing its full potential.

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/238908/15_addons_to_become_a_gmail_power_user.html

11 Ways Steve Jobs Made Apple the Worlds Most Admired Tech Company

When he returned to the company he co-founded, Jobs stimulated innovation and reinvention, which is what Apple, today, is all about

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/11-ways-steve-jobs-made-apple-the-most-admired-tech-company/243973/

Technology Is Our Friend Except When It Isnt

I wore a bandana over my face when I played cops-n-robbers as a little kid.

I may start doing so again.

Source:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/technology-is-our-friend-except-when-it-isnt/244233/

So What Was Razer039s Big Secret A Gaming Laptop

When Razer launched their pcgamingisnotdead.com teaser site last weekend, I assumed it was going to be about some new high-end peripheral--the kind of thing the company's famous for. When they went a step further, and took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal�I started to think this must be something more. You don't normally see that kind of promotion for just another mouse or keyboard, and besides, as Maximum PC's peripheral reviewer, I probably would have heard about something like that in advance.

The Razer Blade is gaming laptop, to be sure, but at first glance you can tell that it's a breed apart from the sort of behemeth desktop replacements�you expect from brands like Alienware. The Blade still packs a 17-inch screen, making it quite large, but the whole package is remarkably thin and light. At 0.88 inches in height and 6.9 lbs weight, the Blade is thinner and slightly heavier than the MacBook Pro 17 inch model, which it otherwise resembles. From the unibody-style shell to the recessed keyboard, it's clear that Razer took some...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Samsung Galaxy Tab 77 leaked may be stuck on Android 23

Samsung may have ruled the Galaxy Tab 7.7 out of direct contention as one of the major tablet competitors if a discovery this weekend is authentic. Photos show a small tablet similar in looks to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 but with the same hardware navigation keys as the old model, possibly ruling out the tablet-native Android 3.2 in favor of 2.3 and possibly Ice Cream Sandwich when it ships. The Android-Life sighting makes it clear this isn't the Tab 8.9 as it has Samsung's consciously Apple-like dock connector on the narrow side, not the longer side...

Via: http://www.electronista.com

Wireless networks survived for the most part Hurricane Irene

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reported that it looks like the wireless services fared quite well during and after Hurricane Irene, especially when compared to landlines.

Read more here.

Source:
http://www.broadbandexpert.com/blog/service-outages/wireless-networks-survived-for-the-most-part-hurricane-irene/

lunes, 29 de agosto de 2011

The smartphone effect 1991 vs 2011

There is little doubt that technology has changed things completely for western society in the last two decades.

Computers are smaller and much faster. Games are graphically enhanced to resemble reality. Just about anything we would want to know ...

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2011/08/the-smartphone-effect-1991-vs-2011/

Apples A6 Wont Reach iPad Until Later in 2012

For a CPU that hasn't seen the light of day, there's a great deal of debate surrounding Apple's A6�and the suggestion that it may not appear until later in 2012.

The A6 is a complex bit of hardware; rumors indicate that the chip is a quad-core Cortex-A9 CPU built on 28nm at TSMC and utilizing the latter's 3D fabrication technology. We've...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Apples-A6-Wont-Reach-iPad-Until-Later-in-2012/

Sony S2 to become Tablet P carry 4G and low price

Sony's second tablet, the S2, was given some last-minute details Friday in a leak. The Android 3.1 clamshell is now known as the Tablet P, a direct tie back to the VAIO P it effectively replaces, and will support 4G along with Wi-FI. Whether that's LTE or pseudo-4G like AT&T's HSPA+ wasn't gleaned by Engadget tipsters.......

Sony S2 to become Tablet P carry 4G and low price

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/sony-s2-to-become-tablet-p-carry-4g-and-low-p

iPhone hacker Comex says hes landed an internship at Apple

A 19-year-old who is probably the world's most noted iPhone hacker said Thursday he's been hired by Apple, the very company whose products he's been hacking into.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobile/08/26/comex.apple.intern/index.html

China Official Tells Web Firms To Control Content

BEIJING -- A Communist Party leader has told China's Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and tries to block the rise of Middle East-style protests.

The party secretary for Beijing, Liu Qi, issued the warning following a visit this week to Sina Corp., which operates a popular microblogging site, according to the party-published newspaper Beijing Daily.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/china-official-tells-web-firms-to-control-content_n_939576.html

Do journalists have a duty to out powerful gays in tech

Seeing Tim Cook rise to a position of such prominence and power is something to celebrate.

If the media keeps that news on the down low, were therefore doing a disservice to that large and important part of our readership. Meanwhile, if shareholders dont care, thats fine. Most news is of no interest to most people. But that doesnt mean it shouldnt be published.

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http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/08/26/why-im-talking-about-tim-cooks-sexuality/

domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011

Windows Phone 7 Mango hides 3G hotspot feature

Windows Phone 7 Mango hides 3G hotspot feature

Microsoft might have more hidden in its plans for Windows Phone 7 Mango with a discovery late Wednesday that it has a hidden mobile hotspot feature. While not exposed for everyone, and possibly no one officially, an Internet sharing section lets users share a 3G or 4G link over Wi-Fi for up to five people, much like Android, iPhones, and BlackBerry 7 devices. The code is in at least the gold master build and could exist on all production Windows phones.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=6b834a8ce5ccb624a01754676e68cc7d

Stanford Gets Blessed With HighSpeed Fiber How About The Rest of Us Motherboard

Like some sort of archangel descended from internet heaven, Google has bathed Stanford University in glorious high-speed goodness as part of the beta test of their new gigabit fiber network.

Source:
http://motherboard.tv/2011/8/24/stanford-gets-blessed-with-high-speed-fiber-how-about-the-rest-of-us

Copyright Infringement and Theft The Difference

A common recurring theme in the comments here on TorrentFreak is that P2P file-sharing is stealing.

While such sentiments are often expressed by the industry lobby groups, its completely at odds with the law. It could also be the very LAST thing those bodies want.

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http://torrentfreak.com/copyright-infringement-and-theft-–-the-difference-110827/

UCLA engineers create fully stretchable OLED

Engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have created the first fully stretchable organic light-emitting diode (OLED).

The researchers devised a way of creating a carbon nanotube and polymer electrode and layering it onto a stretchable light-emitting plastic. Their device ...

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-ucla-fully-stretchable-oled.html

TechCrunch GM and LG Team Up on Electric Vehicles

Auto maker General Motors and LG Group will be working together to design and engineer electric vehicles thanks to a new partnership that expands on LG's earlier work for GM in lithium-ion batteries.

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http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/26/gm-and-lg-team-up-on-electric-vehicles/

ASUS bucks trend sees Q2 thrive due to tablets

ASUS defied trends in an overall downward trend in PC builders by posting healthy results for its spring quarter. Its net earnings were up five percent to $124 million and its net profit climbed to $242 million based on better than anticipated notebook and tablet sales. Despite being a veteran of netbooks, its operating profit margin also grew to 5.9 percent, its highest in almost three years.......

ASUS bucks trend sees Q2 thrive due to tablets

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1336669.html

At Digg There Is A Glimmer Of Hope

Digg has had a rough 12 months since launching V4 a year ago, but there is hope inside and out of Digg that points to a possible resurrection of the site.

Source:
http://www.businessinsider.com/is-digg-back-the-trends-say-yes-2011-8

sábado, 27 de agosto de 2011

Dolphins Trustworthy Computer Experts

Nothing phishy here at all.

How could a face like that lie to you?..

Source:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/donnad/dolphins-trustworthy-computer-experts

SK Telecom denies plans to bid on Hulu

Korean phone giant SK Telecom quickly dismissed rumors that it would bid on Hulu. Being unusually direct, a spokeswoman said her company was aware of Hulu's self sale but that its managers "do not plan to participate" in the bidding process. A rumor earlier claimed SK Telecom was looking once more at a US company as a way of reducing its dependence on cellphones and its native country....Presented By:Prepare for Tomorrow, Today, with Cisco��The way the world consumes and shares data will dramatically change in the next five years. Is your network ready to handle the load? Prepare...

SK Telecom denies plans to bid on Hulu

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1335485.html

Samsung reportedly confirms Nexus Prime

In an attempt to stop the spread of a leaked Nexus Prime firmware build, Samsungs legal department appears to have confirmed both the existence of the phone and rumors that device was built by Samsung.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/26/samsung-reportedly-confirms-nexus-prime/

HP Wants to Give You Some Free Apps to Go With That New TouchPad

Not that it particularly needed it, but HP is sweetening the deal for owners of its now defunct TouchPad, offering up six webOS apps for the price of free.

The pack includes apps normally ranging in price from $0.99 to $14.99, featuring the multitasking Glimpse, monster-building Big Boss, Camera for TouchPad, and Audubon Birds, a field guide that's decidedly less slingshot-based that other bird apps. The deal expires on the 31st -- all of the pro

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http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/26/hp-wants-to-give-you-some-free-apps-to-go-with-that-new-touchpad/

The Generation Gap [COMIC]

The Generation Gap [COMIC]

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http://mashable.com/2011/08/26/generation-gap-comic/

What Steve Jobs resignation means to rivals

Tim Cook is not set to change Apple's strategy, but Samsung, Google and others
are making the market more competitive than ever anyway

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8723950/What-Steve-Jobs-resignation-means-to-rivals-not-much.html

Google Fiber Delivering FaceMelting Speeds Near Stanford

The mythical speeds of Google Fiber have been just that until now -- mythical. Like the leprechaun's fabled pot of gold, the service's high speed riches have existed only in lore, but as of late last week it now has a basis in reality. Even though the Goog's still busy laying the fiber groundwork in Kansas Cities, a limited Beta apparently launched in a Stanford residential neighborhood recently.

Not bad for a 1.6GB file, not bad at all. We can already see the hysterical ``GOOGLE ENABLING MOVIE PIRACY!!!1!� headlines in our heads, especially when TheTeam told Reddit readers ``I'm going to go on a movie downloading spree.� There's no monthly bandwidth cap, either. That kind of free Internet has us seriously considering moving out to the old college town.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

viernes, 26 de agosto de 2011

How Steve Jobs Taught Us All to Live and Die

As Steve Jobs resigns from Apple's CEO post, the writer behind his definitive profile, Tom Junod, considers the unfortunate: that Steve Jobs is dying for us all, but that his digital death may teach us how to die

Source:
http://www.esquire.com/the-side/opinion/steve-jobs-dying-2011-6321233

Robot tweets from outer space

The first human-like astronaut robot - Robonaut 2 or R2 - has awakened at the International Space Station - and already started tweeting.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14647644

TechCrunch Tim Cooks Letter to Apple Staff

Tim Cook, new Apple CEO, has sent out the following memo to Apple staff, according to a source at Ars Technica.

Cook says he shares "Steve's optimism for Apple's bright future," and that Apple will continue to be "the magical place that it is."

Whew!

Full text of the letter is below.

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/25/tim-cooks-letter-to-apple-staff/

LG Optimus Sol official with Ultra AMOLED 30 longer life

LG late Sunday confirmed the Optimus Sol. The Android 2.3 smartphone emphasizes its outdoor credentials with what it calls an Ultra AMOLED display. Somewhat like Samsung's Super AMOLED, the 3.8-inch screen is twice as reflective of its light and is much more visible outside than usual AMOLED, which tends to wash out in sunlight.......

LG Optimus Sol official with Ultra AMOLED 30 longer life

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1333065.html

GM and LG team up to develop electric vehicles

General Motors announced today that it has signed an agreement with LG Group, a Korean producer of electronics and batteries, that will have the two companies working together to design, engineer and sell electric vehicles.

Source:
http://www.leftlanenews.com/gm-and-lg-group-team-up-to-develop-electric-vehicles.html

Daddy Long Legs Fossil Unearthed in 3D

High-resolution X ray micro-tomography reveals two new harvestmen from the Carboniferous of France.

Source:
http://news.discovery.com/tech/daddy-long-legs-3d-model-110824.html

A review of Rank Tracker Plugin

Stop Chasing Keywords That Won't Make A Penny. Build on the Information your Site Gives You. This is an outstanding product with lots of happy......
Stop Chasing Keywords That Won't Make A Penny. Build on the Information your Site Gives You.
Read more right here:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/rank-tracker-plugin-review/

Pro photographer makes own largeformat digital camera back

Professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg has reportedly designed his own large-format digital camera back. The unprecedented design was said to be an essential replacement for an 8x10 Polaroid back, enabling the photographer to instantly preview a composition, in full color at 10-megapixel resolution, before committing to captures using sheet film....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

jueves, 25 de agosto de 2011

HTC Jetstream tablet seen live confirms ATT LTE

HTC Jetstream tablet seen live confirms ATT LTE

HTC's first full-size entry into tablets, the Jetstream or Puccini, has at last been sighted live for the first time. Its 10-inch tablet is now known for certain to have the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and the AT&T-ready LTE to preempt any 4G iPad plans. Android 3 ships mostly stock, although there's some light customization in Engadet's view that includes HTC Hub for content like news and weather as well as Notes, presumably for Scribe pen input.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/htc-jetstream-tablet-seen-live-confirms-att-l

At Last Sprint to Get Its Own iPhone

Sprint, No. 3 among the United States' Big 4 wireless carriers, will finally have an iPhone to call its own.

Sprint will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, the WSJ said, according to the normal

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/At-Last-Sprint-to-Get-Its-Own-iPhone/

Sprint slips out Merlin CC208 ExpressCard PC Card 4G modem

Sprint in amidst its phone additions Sunday also added an otherwise unannounced new modem to its 4G devices. The Novatel Wireless Merlin CC208 is rare in supporting both WiMAX and 3G while taking up a hybrid card form factor. Its core modem is an ExpressCard/34 device that can fit into some MacBook Pros and Windows PCs, but that modem can cradle in a PC Card adapter that supports older notebooks.......

Sprint slips out Merlin CC208 ExpressCard PC Card 4G modem

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=fd53fe841a9c7c0b645750593ed499f0

15YearOld Schoolboy On Trial After Head Teacher Tells Police About FileSharing

A 15 year-old schoolboy with a taste for BitTorrent went to trial yesterday after downloading and sharing 24 Hollywood movies.

The case, however, has a worrying twist. Rather than being hunted down online by an anti-piracy company, the teenager was turned over to the police by the head teacher at his school. The prosecutor says he had no choice but to take action.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/15-year-old-schoolboy-on-trial-after-head-teacher-tells-police-about-file-sharing-110824/

The Best Calendar App for iPhone

Going by the number of calendar alternatives in the iTunes App Store, nobody seems to be satisfied with the built-in calendar on the iPhone.

Plenty of people have tried to create the best replacements, but we think Week Calendar is best suited for the job as it combines the best features of a desktop calendar with the best parts of the mobile experience.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5833969/the-best-calendar-app-for-iphone

Pentagon Isnt Sweating Chinas New Weapons of Doom

You'd think the Pentagon would be chewing its nails down to the nub over China's military buildup.

After all, in the past few months, China unveiled its

Source:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/08/chinas-new-weapons-of-doom/

BART tackles its Big Brother moment

At a hearing to discuss why transit authorities cut cell phone access during a protest rally, Orwell metaphors and handwringing rule the day...

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20096788-245/bart-tackles-its-big-brother-moment/

Plus Locker Review

Our reviewer Trader Aaron understands his server admin. Presently he'll be examining Plus Locker. Yet is it a 5 star winner or a just going to crash your PC?...
Reward customers for hitting your plus 1 button by revealing hidden content to them
Check out the full story:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/plus-locker-review/

miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Your First DSLR

Everything You Need to Know to Buy Your First DSLR

Tired of missing those action shots? Are blurry indoor photos getting you down? A DSLR might be just the cure for your point-and-shoot blues

SENSOR SIZEDSLR sensors come in two general sizes: Advanced Photo System type-C and full frame. Full frame� refers to a sensor roughly the same size as a 35mm film frame. Most APS-C sensors offer crop factors of roughly 1.5--1.6x of that. Generally, a full-frame sensor offers better low-light performance, while an APS sensor offers better reach. A 50mm lens on an APS-C sensor camera is equivalent to a 75mm lens on a full‑frame sensor. So if you're shooting long---say, football fields or wildlife---a 300mm lens will give you an equivalent 450mm reach. The crop factor also has an effect...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/everything_you_need_know_buy_your_first_dslr

Libyan Rebels Are Flying Their Own MiniDrone

The Libyan revolutionaries are more of a band of enthusiastic amateurs than experienced soldiers.

But it turns out the rebels have the kind of weaponry usually possessed by advanced militaries: their very own drone.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/08/libyan-rebels-are-flying-their-own-mini-drone/

How to Create An AjaxBased HTML5CSS3 Contact Form

Contact form is deadly essential for any website, as it acts as a messenger which asses the opinion or enquiries of visitors to webmaster.

There have been countless contact forms on the web but unfortunately most of them do not explain to you the inner working parts, so here comes a detailed tutorial to teach you to build an advanced contact form from scratch based on the pop technology, HTML5 and CSS3.

Source:
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ajax-html5-css3-contact-form-tutorial/

One Year Later Facebook Killing Off Places To Put Location Everywhere

It was almost exactly one year ago that Facebook launched Places, their location-based offering.

Reading the press at the time, you would have thought it was going to be the Foursquare-killer, the Gowalla-strangler, the Loopt-beheader, etc. Nevermind that Facebook partnered with all of them for the launch � those guys were done.

Fast forward to today: Foursquare recently raised a large round of funding valuing them at $600 million. And Facebo

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http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/23/facebook-location-tagging/

MP3tunes Wins in Landmark Cloud Piracy Case Against EMI

The music storage locker service MP3tunes has scored a big win in its lengthy battle against EMI.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley ruled that MP3tunes did not promote copyright infringement and that the service qualifies for �safe harbor�� protection under the DMCA. The landmark verdict is good news for other cloud storage services offered by Dropbox, Grooveshark and Amazon.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/mp3tunes-wins-in-landmark-cloud-piracy-case-against-emi-110823/

The bond between Ford and Toyota Microsoft

Japan and the US are teaming up with two automotive powerhouses announcing a deal today to develop new hybrid systems and telematics standards.

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2011/08/the-bond-between-ford-and-toyota-microsoft/

Cirago unveils USB2toHDMI adapter for Mac Windows

The UDA2000 is a new USB 2 to HDMI display adapter from Cirago International that allows both Mac and Windows users to easily connect to HDMI monitors, projectors or HDTVs without having to add internal video cards, external breakout expanders or separate audio and video connections in order to increase the number of monitors they can work with. PCs can add up to six 1080p-compatible monitors, while Mac users can add up to four, each using a USB port and adapter....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

martes, 23 de agosto de 2011

Students Have No Idea How Google Works

You'd think that with all their Googling to find the Spark Notes of the novels they didn't read, today's students would understand how the search engine works.

Source:
http://gawker.com/5833342/students-have-no-idea-how-google-works

Unseen Apps

Our writer Trader Aaron appreciates his the internet. Presently he'll be taking a look at Unseen Apps. Yet is it beautifully coded or a buggy bit of code?...
Get ready to make the most of your iPhone or iPod touch with Unseen Apps
Comprehensive info here:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/unseen-apps-review/

Energizer puts out charger with iOS dock multiple outlets

Battery-maker Energizer has launched the iSurge Travel Charging Station. The multifunction device integrates surge protection, three AC outlets, and two USB ports with a charging dock for iPods and iPhones. The station goes so far as to include its own nightlight.......

Energizer puts out charger with iOS dock multiple outlets

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=566abad304cc2147009bb4d1cf553ddd

Make an Infographic of Your Internet Use

Where does the time go? For this project, make an infographic of how you use the internet.

Source:
http://www.good.is/post/project-make-an-infographic-of-your-internet-use/

What Makes Content Go Viral Awe Angst and AHoles

What makes a tweet, blog post, or ad campaign go viral? According to one of two recent studies, one of the best ways is to inspire awe in the reader.

And if that fails, well, tick people off.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2391476,00.asp

Leaks HP hurt webOS through low resources rushed shipping

HP's decision to get out of webOS hardware may have come as much from HP's top-level commands as anything from the webOS team. Insiders in the former Palm group disclosed that having HP onside hadn't translated to more resources. Staff focusing on one project have often delayed another, leading to hardware that was often several months overdue, GDGT heard....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Google Unveils Verification Badge Service to Recoganize Public figures and Celebs Added in your Circles

Google introduced a new verification badge service, making it so celebs, public figures and those who have cumulative huge numbers of people added in their circles now can bear out their individualities with a check mark and a small banner that will be displayed next to their names.

Source:
http://www.techieapps.com/google-unveils-verification-badge-service-to-recoganize-public-figures-and-celebs-added-in-your-circles/

Software Piracy Infographic

There are probably over a billion people whove used pirated software some way or another.

But how did it come about? Do the torrenting pirates of today even know what a BBS is? Whats the most downloaded application? To answer the above and more Starmedia put together the infographic below.

Source:
https://torrentfreak.com/software-piracy-110822/

lunes, 22 de agosto de 2011

Infographic How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Learn

There's no denying that the Internet has dramatically changed the state of education over the past 20 years or so.

It brings primary sources into every classroom and allows for more open and rapid communication between teachers and students, among other things. But we've only seen the beginning.

Source:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/infographic-how-the-internet-is-changing-the-way-we-learn/243708/

A Brainy New Chip Could Make Computers More Like Humans

These new chips, the researchers say, could make processors that are more powerful and more efficient than todays computers�and better at the flexible learning and responses that are a struggle for current AI systems but a breeze for the human brain.

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http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/08/19/a-brainy-new-chip-could-make-computers-more-like-humans/

The History of Mobile Productivity

Ever since the tools for business started getting small enough for us to carry around, productivity has been influenced one way or the other by technology.

Mobility is both a wonderful thing and a curse at the same time as our ability to do things faster while on the go has made the world less directly interactive and much more impersonal.

Source:
http://open.salon.com/blog/jd_rucker/2011/08/20/the_history_of_mobile_productivity

Anonymous Attacks Vanguard Defense Industries VDI Senior VP

Anonymous and its various splinter groups have kept themselves in the headlines for quite some time by hacking and/or attacking a diverse cadre of people, groups, and Web sites, such as Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), PayPal, government contractors, the UKs Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), Sony, and so on.

The latest victim is...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Anonymous-Attacks-Vanguard-Defense-Industries-VDI-Senior-VP/

Intel delaying Cedar TrailM platform until November

Intel has reportedly delayed its launch schedule for Cedar Trail-M chips, which were initially expected to arrive as early as September. Unnamed sources associated with notebook makers have told DigiTimes the platform is now scheduled to arrive in November due to graphics driver issues that needed resolved before passing Windows 7 certification....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Apple releases iOS 5 beta 6 to developers heres the full change log

Apple on Friday released iOS 5 beta 6 to developers.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/19/apple-releases-ios-5-beta-6-to-developers-heres-the-full-change-log/

domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011

Anonymous hacker quits burns bridges on way out

U.K.-based hacker calls leaders hypocritical, says he was proud to support some operations, others not so much.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20094821-93/anonymous-hacker-quits-burns-bridges-on-way-out/

Genius 13YearOld Has a Solar Power Breakthrough

When I was 13 I was smoking cigarettes I'd found on the ground and playing Super Nintendo like it was my life's work.

This kid discovered a way to draw 20-50% more power from solar cells.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5832557/genius-13 year old-has-a-solar-power-breakthrough

Visualized A School Day as Data

By putting RFIDs on children and monitoring their interactions over a single day, researchers have produced one of the most detailed analyses ever of the roiling, boiling social free-for-all that is school.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/08/school-visualized/

Microsoft gives free Windows Phones to jilted webOS coders

Microsoft's Windows Phone developer lead reached out late Friday to take advantage of HP's decision to exit webOS hardware. Any published webOS developers were being offered free development phones along with the necessary development tools and help. Each would get "some personal attention" after getting in touch with Watson.......

Microsoft gives free Windows Phones to jilted webOS coders

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=839310951570d86cf79e1abeb53a9a98

10 Gadgets You Wont Believe Actually Exist

Didn't think there was such a thing as a wearable emergency toilet? Or how about a goatee saver that makes you look a bit like Darth Vader shaving.

And what would life be like without a full-sized zoom lens for your iPhone -- that probably weight 10X what the phone does?

Source:
http://gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/19/7399676-10-gadgets-you-wont-believe-actually-exist

Wordpress Powers 15 Of Websites Makes Freelance Developers Millions of Dollars

The state of the union may not be looking so hot, but the State of the Word couldn't be brighter. No, we're not talking about "Sexting" being added to the Oxford English Dictionary; we're talking about Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg's annual State of the Word address. The blogging platform continues to dominate the Web, and hey -- if you're one of those un- or underemployed individuals who've been hit hard by the recession, you may want to consider becoming a Wordpress developer.

You see, Wordpress also conducted a user and developer survey, and over 18,000 people responded. Of those 18,000 respondents, over 6,800 people were self-employed Wordpress developers responsible for the creation of 170,000-plus Wordpress websites. That's a lot of CMS ninja-ry. The better part? Those 6,800 freelancers charged an average hourly rate of $50. Mullenweg helpfully points out that if each site took 3 hours to create, that's $29.5 million worth of work. With numbers like that, we may stop tuning in to the State of the Union and focus on the much more positive State of...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Details reveal Motorola cant settle patents without Google

The details of Google's buyout of Motorola have been filed with the SEC.

Revealed is the fact that Motorola cannot grant patent rights or settle patent claims without Google's approval.

Source:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/08/18/sec.filing.outs.details.of.google.motorola.buy/

sábado, 20 de agosto de 2011

Samsung loses their marbles plans on introducing a 53 inch smartphone this fall

Samsung loses their marbles, plans on introducing a 5.3 inch smartphone this fall using their new Super AMOLD HD panels that do 1280 x 720.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/08/18/samsung-loses-their-marbles-plans-introducing-53-inch-smartphone-fall/

Apple Wants All Samsung Galaxy Devices Out of Europe

Apple seeks ban on all Samsung Galaxy smartphones & tablets in the EU.

It also wants a complete recall of stock by European distributors and resellers. Find out more here.

Source:
http://www.devicemag.com/2011/08/19/apple-wants-all-samsung-galaxy-devices-out-of-europe/

Future Tense The Future of Crime

Future Tense The Future of Crime

Back in the 70s and 80s and well into the 90s, if you had a high-end stereo in your car, it was a target for any thief who could peek in the window. You could come out from the movie or the restaurant and find a window broken and the stereo pried out of your dashboard. Auto-stereo manufacturers responded by building detachable faceplates. Without the code-matched faceplate, the stereo was useless. Stereo thefts dropped. But thefts of other objects---like rims---rose.

For most of us, that's not going to be an issue. We've already accepted so many of these myriad little invasions as conveniences. But for people who have become persons of interest to the law---convicted criminals, parolees, people on probation, and even those considered high-risk because they're members of a particular demographic---this level of observation will be intrusive, and this is where the courts are really going to struggle with the issues of electronic tracking. We will have to redefine what we mean by freedom� in a technologically intense urban society.

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1322855.html

3 Clear Reasons Why ATT is Charging More for Text Messaging

The carrier has now announced that it will soon be axing its 1000 SMS package and be making only the other messaging packages available to its customers.

Needless to say, this news was not welcomed warmly by AT&T's customers. But the reasons for the carrier's decision are clear.

Source:
http://www.allthatisapple.com/2011/08/3-clear-reasons-why-att-is-charging-more-for-text-messaging/

Computer Cleaning 101 A Complete Guide to a DustFree PC

Anyone can buy a PC.� Most of you astute Maximum PC readers can build a PC.� And an elite cadre of you can even build a tricked-out PC with lights, and tubes of fluid flying everywhere, and a beautiful side panel that shows off your system's tricked-out insides.

For the most thorough clean, you really will want to remove every part and piece inside of your PC. You can then use compressed air to target all the nooks and crannies that you might otherwise miss, and you'll be able to wipe down some surfaces to catch all the dust that even compressed air can't send flying. You'll also be able to give the entirety of your case a thorough wiping to get rid of all the dust and grime...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

The 10 Craziest Hacks Done By Anonymous

Anonymous has done a lot in its short existence, here are the hacker group's 10 wildest stunts.

Source:
http://www.complex.com/tech/2011/08/the-10-craziest-anonymous-hacks

viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011

The IdeaPad Tablet K1 Lenovo Refines Honeycomb with Features That Google Should Have Baked In

The Lenovo IdeaPad Tablet K1 is an Android 3.1 mobile entertainment device powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 dual core processor and sporting some great refinements to the Android interface that really set it apart. We go hands on...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Tablet-K1-Review/

The Differences Between iPhone People and Droid People [PICS]

Like a good novel, the results of a new survey from Hunch are both surprising and reassuring of your expectations -- all at the same time

Source:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/08/the-differences-between-iphone-people-and-droid-people-1/243613/

Leak HTC Ruby coming to TMobile on Oct 26th as Amaze 4G dual core 15 GHz beast

Where things get interesting is when you talk about whats inside.

Theres a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, paired with 1 GB of RAM, and best of all a wireless modem that can take full advantage of T-Mobile 42 Mbps HSPA+ network.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/08/17/leak-htc-ruby-coming-tmobile-october-26th-amaze-4g-dual-core-15-ghz-beast/

May 2011 Ultimate Guide to Digital Media

May 2011 Ultimate Guide to Digital Media

In the�PDF archive�of the May 2011 issue you can find:

Click the cover image on the right to download the PDF archive today!...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/pdf_archives/may_2011_ultimate_guide_digital_media

Hackers Expose San Francisco Subway Police Data

No one is claiming immediate responsibility for Wednesday's hacking of the BART Police Officers Association's website and publicizing personal information of union members who patrol the San Francisco region's subway.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/08/hackers-expose-police-data/

Is Google starting to get on Facebooks nerves

Google's launch of social games for Google+ seems to have struck a nerve at Facebook, with one executive dismissing the offering as an inconsequential copycat effort.

That and other moves make it clear the competition is keeping Facebook awake at night, which is a good thing.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/08/17/is-google-starting-to-get-on-facebooks-nerves/

jueves, 18 de agosto de 2011

New Sony NEX lenses spied early bring primes and telephotos

Sony's largely corroborated August 24 camera event has been given supporting evidence through shots of the new NEX lenses beingleaked out on forums. The event should see two lenses now expected to be primes, a wider-angle 24mm f1.8 and a more standard 50mm f1.8. The DPReview member posting the details also confirmed Sony's first true NEX-sized telephoto, a 55-210mm f4.5-6.3 lens.......

New Sony NEX lenses spied early bring primes and telephotos

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=675c1c16a54ae4548d36c68bdd90b78e

Scepereu Seized by Hackers

The popular scene release site Sceper went down a few minutes ago, and currently displays an image which claims it has been seized.

But by whom? The title of the site claims that Sceper was seized by ICE, but this is certainly not the case.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/sceper-eu-seized-by-hackers-110813/

South Korea Sues Apple And Launches A Website To Make Them Look Bad

South Korea has filed against Apple with about 27,000 users signing on to the lawsuit and each seeking one million won in compensation.

Later on they launched a website that has all the intentions to make Apple look bad.

Source:
http://www.allthatisapple.com/2011/08/south-korea-sues-apple-and-launches-a-website-to-make-them-look-bad/

Google Chrome 12 The Fastest Browser In The World

Google Chrome is apparently the fastest browser in the world.

At least this is what the results of a recent test, that measured the loading speed of websites, are showing.

Source:
http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/google-chrome-12-the-fastest-browser-in-the-world

Android vs iPhone Battle of the Mobile Operating Systems [infographic]

Android vs iPhone is nearly as divisive as PC vs Mac.

What does each OS say about its owner?

Source:
http://blog.hunch.com/?p=51781

The Billionaire King of Techtopia

Peter Thiel rose to fame by launching PayPal and funding a little upstart called Facebook.

You'll find his fingerprints on � and his seed money in � everything from DNA manipulation to Hollywood movies along with any Silicon Valley enterprise worth knowing about. Now the 43-year-old gay libertarian is embarking on his most ambitious venture: a start-up country on the open ocean that will be governed by his Ayn Rand�inspired ideology. Will i

Source:
http://www.details.com/culture-trends/critical-eye/201109/peter-thiel-billionaire-paypal-facebook-internet-success

BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits TMobile August 31 at steep 300

T-Mobile chose midnight to price and date its version of the BlackBerry Bold 9900. The BlackBerry 7 hardware reaches shops on August 31. For unknown reasons, the phone will cost much more than at AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, at $300 on contract, even after a $50 rebate.......

BlackBerry Bold 9900 hits TMobile August 31 at steep 300

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1320239.html

miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2011

Running robot MABEL is now the worlds fastest twolegged robot with knees w video

A robot in a University of Michigan lab can run like a human -- a feat that represents the height of agility and efficiency for a two-legged machine.

With a peak pace of 6.8 miles per hour, MABEL is believed to be the world's fastest bipedal robot with knees.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-robot-mabel-world-fastest-two-legged.html

German court discovers Galaxy Tab evidence presented by Apple is distorted

A court in Germany discovered that a key piece of evidence submitted by Apple was possibly distorted to support Apples claim that the Galaxy Tab closely matches that of the iPad.

Source:
http://www.broadbandexpert.com/blog/courts-and-lawsuits/german-court-discovers-galaxy-tab-evidence-presented-by-apple-is-distorted/

ISP CEO Slams Copyright Law and Outdated Business Models

As New Zealand braces itself following the introduction of a 3 strikes-style scheme for dealing with online copyright infringement, the CEO of one of the country's largest ISPs has slammed the legislation.

TelstraClear chief Allan Freeth says that punishing consumers isn't the answer and that business models requiring new legislation in order to function are flawed and need to be changed.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/isp-ceo-slams-copyright-law-and-outdated-business-models-110815/

iPad 3 launch in 2011 purportedly scrapped due to displays

iPad 3 launch in 2011 purportedly scrapped due to displays

A rumor late Monday conveniently pushed back the iPad 3 out of a questionable 2011 release window. Apple was supposedly due to ship the tablet in limited numbers in 2011 but has cancelled all orders until 2012. Tips to Digitimes claimed that it was due to poor production yields of the 2048x1536 display, which makes it too expensive at Sharp and just isn't enough to meet goals at LG and Samsung.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=505bbbeec9d2717c532e230a4e08bdbc

Adobe Enables CodeFree Web Site Building With Muse

Adobe is working to make it easier for designers to build their own Web sites.

A new application from Adobe, codenamed Muse, lets designers create and publish functional Web sites in a similar way to how they would mock-up a site in InDesign or Illustrator. Muse offers users a familiar Adobe tool set in a WYSIWYG interface. Muse is not designed...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Adobe-Enables-CodeFree-Web-Site-Building-With-Muse/

10 Most Costly Cyber Attacks in History

Cyber-attacks aren't just fuel for poorly made movies or something teenagers do for fun.

Source:
http://www.businesspundit.com/10-most-costly-cyber-attacks-in-history/

martes, 16 de agosto de 2011

QR code lovers skew male young affluent

Of the 14 million mobile phone users who scanned QR codes in June 2011, a full 60 percent were male.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/12/qr-code-stats/

What the iPhone 5 Might Look Like [Slideshow]

No one knows what Apples next smartphone will look like, but thats not stopping anyone from guessing.

Could one of these Photoshop mockups turn out be your next iPhone?

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/286205/what-the-iphone-5-might-look-like/1

Redefining Mobile A Moving WiFi Network Made of Cars

I'm extremely impressed, and maybe a little nervous, about the automotive industry's fascination with intelligently networked cars.�

Imagine a car slamming on their brakes due to an accident up ahead. A system like this would instantly know that this took place, and could communicate that to all other oncoming autos for half a mile. It's not hard to see why this concept has gotten tremendous support from the likes of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has already said it would like to see all cars outfitted for such a system by 2013. And Ford Motor Company is actively exploring this technology. The latter is no surprise; Ford has spent the past year touting...
Redefining Mobile A Moving WiFi Network Made of Cars

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1317277.html

How Rounds stacks up against the video chat powerhouses

A look at the powerhouses and the underdog in video chat

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2011/08/how-rounds-stacks-up-against-the-video-chat-powerhouses/

Most ISPs Dont Inflate Their Speeds Too Much Says The FCC

Most ISPs advertise the upload and download speeds of their broadband, but just how much "Truth in Advertising" is there? A recent study by the FCC can give consumers the answer, at least for the providers in the study.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Most-ISPs-Dont-Inflate-Their-Speeds-Too-Much-FCC/

The Year Is 1996 Apple Instructs Its Employees How To Use The Netscape Browser

"If you're ever having a slow news day, you might be able to do something funny with this.

It's the instructions I received in summer 1996 when starting at Apple explaining how to employees how use a Netscape web browser to obtain our benefits information, including how to use a web browser's back button."

Dear Eli, there's no such thing as a slow news day.

And there's no chance we're not posting what you sent us. Below, find Apple's instructio

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/15/the-year-is-1996-apple-instructs-its-employees-to-use-the-netscape-browser/

lunes, 15 de agosto de 2011

Electronic skin How hitech tattoo will monitor patients vital signs

Eliminating the bulky wiring and electrodes used in current monitors would make the devices more comfortable for patients, according to researchers.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2025102/Electronic-skin-How-hi-tech-tattoo-monitor-patients-vital-signs.html

Bing Beats Google On Search Effectiveness

Microsoft's "decision engine" more likely to lead users to a Web page than searches through rival Google, study finds.

Source:
http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/microsoft_news/231400134

Its 3D IN Your Glasses

Vuzix is a company that's been pushing out wraparound head goggles for some time now, mostly focusing on bringing portable video right in front of your eyes.

They seem a bit awkward at first, but it's the only way to experience a big screen while on an airplane, for example. Now, the next logical step is into the world of the third dimension....

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Vuzix-Ships-Wrap-1200-3D-Video-Eyewear-Its-3D-IN-Your-Glasses/

Download FireFox 6 Final For Windows Mac and Linux

It's not been so long that Mozilla released Firefox 5 final version for public, but today we have great news for Firefox lovers as Firefox 6 final is now available for Download on Mac, Windows and Linux via Mozilla FTP servers.

It's not available officially now but will be available anytime soon next week.

Source:
http://www.technobolt.com/2011/08/13/mozilla-firefox-6-final-now-available-for-download/

Anonymous hacks SF myBART site releases thousands of names addresses numbers

Anonymous, the online hacktivist group, has released thousands of names, email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers believed to be from myBart.org, an independent site that uses BARTs (San Franciscos Bay Area Rapid Transit) open data services.

The hacking is part of a carefully constructed effort by Anonymous to bring BART to its knees in retaliation for BARTs shutdown of cell phone service...

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/08/14/anonymous-hacks-sfs-mybart-website-thousands-of-names-addresses-numbers-released/

Apples Hong Kong mega store may open September 24

Apple may be just six weeks away from launching its most ambitious retail store yet at Hong Kong's International Finance Center. New tips from two sources for 9to5 peg the opening day as September 24. While unconfirmed, it follows a photo from Tom Mead in the area that show the trademark glass covering virtually all of the front....


...

Via: http://www.electronista.com

Id Software039s Tim Willits on Diablo DRM In The End It039s Better for Everybody

Ask a PC gamer about Diablo III's recently announced ``always connected� requirement, and they're liable to start hurling old CRT monitors at you and barking furiously. Yeah. To say that Blizzard's decision was an unpopular one is a bit of an understatement. So then, united we stand, divided we find creative new uses for our old monitors, right? Not entirely, it seems. RAGE creative director Tim Willits isn't just putting up with Diablo's potentially diabolical DRM; he's embracing it.

"In the end, it's better for everybody," he added. "Imagine picking up a game and it's automatically updated. Or there's something new you didn't know about, and you didn't have to click away. It's all automatically there. But it does take juggernauts like to make change. I'm a big proponent of always connected. I'm always connected. Our fans are always connected.�...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2011

Are Notebook Manufacturers Unhappy With The Ultrabook039s 1000 Price Tag

Are Notebook Manufacturers Unhappy With The Ultrabook039s 1000 Price Tag

Intel's pumped about its Ultrabook concept. How pumped? So pumped that earlier this week, the company created a $300 million fund to help spur on the development of the powerful, low weight, long lasting laptops. The companies that are actually making the Ultrabooks, though, are apparently a little less enthused. You see, Intel wants companies to sell Ultrabooks for less than $1,000 -- probably to make them competitive with the MacBook Air. That number's making a few manufacturers shift uneasily in their seats.

Computer makers estimate they'll need to spend $700 on materials alone for an 11.6-inch Ultrabook, DigiTimes reported today. At $1,000 retail, that doesn't leave much meat on the bone after other costs, like marketing and distribution, are factored in. DigiTimes' anonymous sources said that the magic $1k number would be much easier to swallow if Intel would sell Ultrabook-bound CPUs to OEMs at a greater discount. The same unnamed sources say some notebook makers want Intel to hand out a $100 marketing subsidy for each Ultrabook sold.

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/are_notebook_manufacturers_unhappy_ultrabooks_1000_price_tag

New Android malware fakes Google to spy on phone calls

A new strain of hostile Android code is exploiting the rise of Google+ to attack phones, Trend Micro discovered Friday. Nickispy.C uses many of the same services as the A and B variants but calls itself Google++ and uses the social network's icon for virtually all of its services to trick less experienced users. When active, it can scrape text messages, GPS positioning, call logs, and even the calls themselves, uploading them to a specific address.......

New Android malware fakes Google to spy on phone calls

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/new-android-malware-fakes-google-to-spy-on-ph

Google Posts Now Appear in Google Search Results

Google has begun the process of integrating Google+ into search results with the addition of public Google+ posts to Social Search.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/08/12/google-plus-social-search/

Ubuntus Shuttleworth Patents Misunderstood Misused Outdated

Patents are archaic, misunderstood and of little or no help to the entrepreneur, according to Mark Shuttleworth, who leads the Ubuntu Foundation, which is behind the open source operating system.

In an interview with TechCentral, Shuttleworth was asked about the escalating patent battle in the mobile industry and he provided some choice quotes.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/08/12/ubuntus-shuttleworth-patents-misunderstood-misused-outdated/

Sprint cancels plans to launch 4G BlackBerry PlayBook citing lack of demand

Sprint has abandoned its plans to launch a version of Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with an embedded 4G WiMAX radio.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2011/08/12/sprint-cancels-plans-to-launch-4g-blackberry-playbook-citing-lack-of-demand/

Inside Turntablefm saving music radio from itself

For two decades traditional and Internet radio have faced an uncertain economic future.

Now comes a new social network called Turntable.fm, which lets clusters of users pick songs and chat about them in real time. Will TT.fm revive the golden age of free form radio?

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2011/08/inside-turntablefm-saving-music-radio-from-itself.ars

5 Web Tools to Enhance Your Online Sales Strategy

Using supplemental cloud applications has helped startups accelerate their sales in more efficient ways.

Here are five tools to get you started.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/08/12/web-apps-sales-startups/

sábado, 13 de agosto de 2011

The 5 Funniest Porn Titles Involved in BitTorrent Piracy Lawsuits

One of the central figures in this week's feature story--"Porn, Piracy, and BitTorrent"--is John Doe #2,057, an anonymous Seattle man accused of illegally downloading the film Tokyo Cougar Creampies.

Doe is adamant that he is innocent--he left his Wi-Fi network open, plus he's legally blind, which makes it nearly impossible to watch movies, hardcore porn included--but he agreed to pay a settlement worth several thousand dollars to the attorneys w

Source:
http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2011/08/the_5_funniest_porn_titles_bittorrent_piracy_lawsuits.php

ANALYSISApple going after Google in tablet spats

* Patents seen as key strategy in tablet war * Apple seen going after Android-based manufacturers * Next target: Motorola in Europe By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 11 (Reuters)

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/11/idUSN1E77A1MX20110811

Rogers confirms launch dates for new BlackBerry Bold Torch

Rogers confirms launch dates for new BlackBerry Bold Torch

Canadian carrier Rogers appears to be the first company to confirm launch dates for RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Torch 9810 smartphones. Customers will be able to purchase the Bold beginning tomorrow, while the Torch is said to be available by August 12, according to a post on Rogers' official Twitter feed, however pricing remains unclear.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1312895.html

5 Must Have File Recovery Tools For Linux Users

Creating a backup of your computer is a wise idea.

It helps avoid losing your files to accidental deletions. But if your hard disk is damaged some way or the data is lost without you having its backup, file recovery programs are your best bet. Like all other application types, Windows users will find a plethora of options when it comes file recovery software. Options for Linux users, on the other hand, are limited. Thus we decided to share these

Source:
http://www.smashingapps.com/2011/08/11/5-must-have-file-recovery-tools-for-linux-users.html

Cupertino posts more formal look at Apple spaceship campus

The city of Cupertino has posted Apple's proposal for its already high-profile "spaceship" offices East of its current building. It clarifies the details and shows that the building will occupy about 2.8 million square feet with offices as well as a 300,000 square foot research and development headquarters. It qould be equipped in many ways to be self-sustaining, including a central plant, a fitness center, and a 1,000-person auditorium that could be used for meetings and, possibly, special media events.......

Cupertino posts more formal look at Apple spaceship campus

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/cupertino-posts-more-formal-look-at-apple-spa

Understanding Americans The Answers According to Social Media

The "American Way" is constantly being redefined.

We have become extremely connected as a nation with 79% of adults on the internet and nearly 1/2 of us on at least one social media site. As a result, conclusions can be made about us based upon our online activities.

Source:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1772943/understanding-americans-the-answers-according-to-social-media

The Evolution of Steve Jobs Clothing

This is Steve Jobs' wardrobe evolution since 1998, the year he returned to command Apple as interim CEO.

You gotta admire a man who is loyal to his style no matter what.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5830132/the-evolution-of-steve-jobs-clothing/gallery/

viernes, 12 de agosto de 2011

Smartphones worse at phone calls than older models

2G phones are often better for making phone calls than the latest 3G smartphones,
communications regulator Ofcom

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/8695720/Smartphones-worse-at-phone-calls-than-older-models.html

Do You Use Your Real Name Online

Do You Use Your Real Name Online

Anonymity on the web has been called both a blessing and a curse. Online alter-egos allow people an unprecedented freedom to communicate their deepest hopes or explore alternate activities or pastimes without risk to their real lives or reputations. It can also empower our worst human proclivities, setting loose trolls, scams and, in some cases, serious criminal activity.

The adult industry's another example. They are extremely concerned about this issue, since it would obviously cripple them if users' real identities were attached to their activities. Now, what adults do in the privacy of their homes may be up to them, but, say lawmakers, think of the children! And so they passed a bill called Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011. This piece of legislation is controversial, not because it protects kids --- who in their right mind would argue against that? --- but because, if it passes into law, it would require Internet Service Providers...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/do_you_use_your_real_name_online

Nokia Android fragmentation helps us

Chris Weber, the newly appointed head of Nokia North America, is confident that his company, along with his former employer, Microsoft, has what it takes to compete with Apple and Google.

He said Nokia-Microsoft could take advantage of the fragmentation in the Google Android ecosystem.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/08/10/nokia-android-fragmentation-helps-us/

Hitachi Tags EnterpriseClass MLC SSD with 25nm NAND from Intel

Hitachi and Intel are fast becoming best buddies in the storage space, and why not, the two apparently play very well together. The latest effort from these two tech heavyweights is Hitachi's new Ultrastar SSD400M multi-level cell solid state drive family. Pitched as a cost-effective alternative to those pricey single-level cell SSDs, these new drives are built using Intel's 25nm enterprise-grade MLC NAND flash memory, Hitachi says.

The SSD400M series is available in 200GB and 400GB capacities. They ship in the 2.5-inch form factor and utilize a 6Gb SAS interface. Benefits to the enterprise crowd include lower costs, outstanding write endurance , and fast performance to the tune of up to 495MB/s read and 385MB/s write speeds, and up to 54,000 read and 24,000 write IOPS.
Hitachi Tags EnterpriseClass MLC SSD with 25nm NAND from Intel

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1311031.html

Smart skin Electronics that stick and stretch like a temporary tattoo w video

Engineers have developed a device platform that combines electronic components for sensing, medical diagnostics, communications and human-machine interfaces, all on an ultrathin skin-like patch that mounts directly onto the skin with the ease, flexibility and comfort of a temporary tattoo.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-smart-skin-electronics-temporary-tattoo.html

US AntiPiracy Police Kept Secret From The Public

Last month the MPAA and RIAA made a deal with all the major Internet providers in the United States to systematically hunt down file-sharers.

The new Copyright Alerts� system will directly affect millions of Internet users, but thus far the participating parties have refused to disclose which monitoring company will act as anti-piracy detectives. Its time for the big reveal.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-anti-piracy-police-kept-secret-from-the-public-110811/

Twitter Adds Subtle New Feature

Read 'Twitter Adds Subtle New Feature' on Yahoo! News. [More from Mashable: Online Radio: How Do the 4 Leading Services Compare?]

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http://news.yahoo.com/twitter-adds-subtle-feature-220343380.html

jueves, 11 de agosto de 2011

US military to launch fastestever plane

Unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 can travel from London to Sydney in less than an hour

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/10/us-military-fastest-plane-falcon

Hacker Attack on Hong Kong Exchange Website Triggers Halts

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd., the worlds biggest bourse operator by market value, said it suspended trading for companies including HSBC Holdings Plc after its website was hacked.

Source:
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-08-10/hacker-attack-on-hong-kong-exchange-website-triggers-halts.html

Data Centers Crippled By BitTorrent BroadcastStorm

Following the example of OpenBitTorrent, another major BitTorrent tracker has now abandoned the resource-intensive TCP protocol. 1337x switched to a UDP-only tracker a few days ago after several hosting providers kicked the tracker out for the broadcast storm� that resulted from the millions of connections BitTorrent users were making.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/data-centers-crippled-by-bittorrent-broadcast-storm-110810/

Hacker Plot to Kill Facebook Is All a Terrible Misunderstanding

The internet is quaking with the news that the hacktivist collective Anonymous plans to "destroy" Facebook on November 5th.

We spoke to the Anonymous member who started "Operation Facebook," and he told us the whole thing is a misunderstanding that's spiraled crazily out of control.

Source:
http://gawker.com/5829659/hacker-plot-to-kill-facebook-is-all-a-terrible-misunderstanding

Students Love Technology Infographic

Is the idea that students love technology surprising? No, but this infographic sheds a little light on this gadget-addicted generation.

Source:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/students-love-technology-infographic/

miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2011

Man Lines Up Over A Month Early For The iPhone 5 But Mostly For Attention

Each time a new iPhone is set to hit the shelves, I get my pre-order in nice and early.

Waiting in line is for chumps, right?

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/08/man-lines-up-over-a-month-early-for-the-iphone-5-but-mostly-for-attention/

Raid on Russian firm explains the demise of Mac Defender malware

Mac Defender was a piece of malware that came in with a bang and curiously disappeared just as quickly

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/raid-russian-firm-chronopay-explains-demise-m

World Wide Web marks 20th birthday with freedom new limits

World Wide Web marks 20th birthday with freedom new limits

Saturday was a special occasion for the Internet as it represented the 20th anniversary for the World Wide Web. CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee put forward plans on August 6, 1991 for Mesh, a system that would link documents to each other over the Internet. The proposal included now-commonplace concepts like hypertext, or the typical web link, as well as the possibility of linking directly to media online.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1309135.html

Dont Blame Facebook for Facial Recognitions Creepiness

We all know Facebook is an easy privacy punching bag.

The social network has a tendency to tinker with our personal data, and deservedly lands in hot water now and then with paranoid users, pundits and politicians.

Source:
http://techland.time.com/2011/08/08/dont-blame-facebook-for-facial-recognitions-creepiness/

Government To Block Sharing Sites But Music Biz Must Cut Prices

As the phenomena of blocking file-sharing sites continues to spread around the world, the government of Indonesia is tackling the issue from two directions.

Alongside an announcement confirming that ISP blocks will be put in place against some of the most popular file-hosting services, record labels are also being told they need to reduce prices in order to deter piracy.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/government-to-block-sharing-sites-but-music-biz-must-cut-prices-110809/

Linksys E4200 Review

We weren't impressed with the last Linksys-branded router that passed through Maximum Lab North. The dual-band Linksys E3000 delivered humdrum performance and lacked a number of important features we expect to find in a high-end router. The E4200 fares better, but we're still scratching our heads over some of Linksys's decisions.

Linksys claims the E4200 is capable of a ``maximum speed up to 300 + 450 Mb/s.� Translation: The E4200 supports two spatial streams on its 2.4GHz radio, and three spatial streams on its 5GHz radio. But as we found with the E3000, the E4200 comes from the factory with both radios broadcasting the very same SSID. And while Cisco has made a number of important improvements to its Cisco Connect software (which can turn any USB thumb drive into a wireless...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

martes, 9 de agosto de 2011

Killer Android app allows the clueless to hack pwn like a pen tester

Have an Android and wanna start pwning people, networks and machines like penetration testers do? Well you are in luck.

Just what the world needs, another killer mobile app for the clueless who want to hack but need only to push a couple buttons to find targets or to take control of computers and servers.

Source:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/18755/killer_android_app_allows_the_clueless_to_hack_pwn_like_a_pen_tester

Sifting for Diamonds with the Digg Newswire

Today Digg is launching the Digg Newswire, which is a tool for discovering breaking stories on Digg and speeding them on their way to Top News.

Source:
http://about.digg.com/blog/sifting-for-diamonds-with-the-digg-newswire

FBIs Child ID app helps iPhone users find their missing children

The FBI has just released its very first mobile app, aimed at helping parents deal with their worst nightmare -- a missing child.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/08/fbis-child-id-app-helps-iphone-users-find-their-missing-childre/

StoneLike DVD Etches In Movies Pics Data To Last Forever

Start-up Millenniata is planning to introduce a new optical disc and player that etches bits of data into a stone-like material that it claims lasts forever and can be played on any moden DVD or Blu-ray player.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218881/Start_up_to_release_stone_like_optical_disc_that_lasts_forever

Hacking encouraged even prized at Vegas geek fest

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - There was a whole lot of hacking going on in Sin City this weekend -- and right under the noses of federal agents.But in a sign of a time when cybersecurity is at the forefront...

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/07/us-usa-hackers-idUSTRE7760DC20110807

Mach Xtreme Tries Selling Street Cred with Urban Series DDR3 Modules

Mach Xtreme Tries Selling Street Cred with Urban Series DDR3 Modules

If Ali G had any interest in owning a computer, we'd be willing to bet ten pounds of bling he'd insist on Mach Xtreme's new Urban Series DDR3 DRAM, if not for his PC than at least fashioned into some sort of jewelry. These funky looking modules sport regular sized heatsinks with graffiti style graphics, and if you're into that sort of thing, this will probably be the coolest memory you've ever seen.

Getting back to the graffiti style heatsink, Mach Xtreme claims it's made of "specially imported top grade Japanese aluminum," as opposed to, well, we're not entirely sure. Maybe all those RAM kits using non-imported top grade Japanese aluminum that have a tendency to, well, we're not sure of that either. In any event, Mach Xtreme says it hand tests each module, where the benefit is a bit more obvious .

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/mach-xtreme-tries-selling-street-cred-with-ur

lunes, 8 de agosto de 2011

And When Even The Death Penalty Doesnt Deter Copying What Then

This week has seen some disturbing news.

British Telecom has been sued into censoring Newzbin2, and domain seizures in the United States were motivated and justified by the flabbergasting they can have free speech in another country if they like�. In the United Kingdom, it appears that legislation to deny people basic communication and fundamental rights still move ahead. In France, the first innocent victims of such schemes are just appeari

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/and-when-even-the-death-penalty-doesnt-deter-copying-what-then-110807/

Anonymous antics spark hacker feud

Hackers bent on derailing Anonymous clashed with members of the notorious group at a DefCon gathering in Las Vegas late Saturday.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-anonymous-antics-hacker-feud.html

Geo Pimp Slap Review

Our man Trader Aaron understands his the internet. Now he'll be looking at Geo Pimp Slap. But is it beautifully coded or a just going to crash your PC?...
This Is The Must Have Tool For All Website Owners & Internet Marketers! A 5 Minute Website Tweak With GeoPimpSlap Can Increase Your Conversion Rates...
Take a look at the full story:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/geo-pimp-slap-review/

Facebook Says Smoking Gun Evidence Proves Ceglia to be Fraud

Facebook Says Smoking Gun Evidence Proves Ceglia to be Fraud

When New York resident Paul Ceglia made the shocking claim last year that he owned half of Facebook, there was a palpable mixture interest and disbelief on the Internet. After some legal wrangling, Facebook has now said they have the smoking gun� proving that Ceglia fabricated the claims. As for what it is, Facebook isn't saying.

Ceglia was ordered last month to hand over his computers to Facebook so they could be examined. Ceglia claimed to have emails and contracts proving that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg signed over control of the company to him. It was the data on his computer that has convinced Facebook's investigators that Ceglia is a fraud.

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/facebook-says-smoking-gun-evidence-proves-ceg

Gogo Wireless Launches On Demand Movies TV Shows On American Airlines Flights

Thanks to Gogo Wireless, we can say so long to back-of-the seat magazines with partially completed crossword puzzles and hello to in-flight on demand video streaming.

The company officially launched Gogo Vision, its previously teased new service that lets flyers stream video content from its library of movies and TV shows. Gogo Vision will...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Gogo-Wireless-Launches-On-Demand-Movies--TV-Shows-On-American-Airlines-Flights/

Hacking water meters is easier than it should be

The smarter they become, water meters are getting easier to hack.

Like many things in electronics, water meters become easier for hackers to break into and misuse when they are upgraded to include wireless and computer technology.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/06/hacking-water-meters-is-easier-than-it-should-be/

OWC intros fourbay 1U miniSAS rackmount unit

Other World Computing is offering a 1U rack-mountable storage solution for OS X and Windows that has four bays or data channels offering up to 12 terabytes of capacity funnelled through one port and one cable connection using a mini-SAS cable that can achieve up to 24 gigabits per second of throughput speed. The unit is called the Mercury Rack Pro Mini-SAS....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Official Google Blog Google News highlights unique content with Editors Picks

News organizations tell stories online in ways that bring together the best of traditional and digital journalism, whether that involves long-form investigative features, compelling photo slideshows or interactive maps and charts that add new levels of engagement to the day's news.

To help connect you to the best works of news publishers,

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http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/google-news-highlights-unique-content.html

domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

Mark Zuckerbergs sister Randi quits Facebook to set up on her own

Randi Zuckerberg, Mark's older sister, Facebook's director of market development, jumping ship to set up an independent social media company.

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/06/randi-zuckerberg-facebook-social-networking

FuelSaving Mazda iStop Stalled In US Because Of EPA Tests

Over several years, Mazda's i-Stop engine start-stop feature has helped owners in other markets to save on their fuel budget�and it's helped commuters in some of the most traffic-clogged areas be a little greener.

Source:
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1064470_fuel-saving-mazda-i-stop-stalled-in-u-s-because-of-epa-tests

Anonymous hacking group claims to have attacked 70 US law enforcement websites and stolen data

The group known as Anonymous said Saturday it has hacked into some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and Britain.

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/hacking-group-claims-to-have-attacked-70-us-law-enforcement-websites-and-stolen-data/2011/08/06/gIQA7VXayI_story.html

This is Googles first selfdriving car crash

This photo of what looks like a minor case of Prius-on-Prius vehicular violence may actually be a piece of automotive history: the first accident caused by Google's self-driving car.

Source:
http://jalopnik.com/5828101/this-is-googles-first-self driving-car-crash

FBI offers child safety smartphone app

The FBI has launched its first smartphone application, designed to help
parents store their children's details in case they ar needed in an
emergency.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/8684439/FBI-offers-child-safety-smartphone-app.html

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2011

Defcon Lockpickers Open CardAndCode Government Locks In Seconds

Lockpicking expert Marc Weber Tobias will show a crowd of hackers that you can stick a wire in the tiny display light above the keypad and instantly render all security� irrelevant.

Source:
http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/08/05/defcon-lockpickers-open-card-and-code-government-locks-in-seconds/

Pastebin Now Home To 8 Million Active Pastes

Pastebin, everyone's favorite bin in which to paste, just surpassed 8 million active pastes.

The service, started in 2002, has held far more than that number over the past decade or so, but this a new record for simultaneous, active pastes for the site.

The admins state that "this number includes private pastes which are hidden from the public and search engines and that about 1/3th of all pastes created are private ones."

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/05/pastebin-now-home-to-8-million-active-pastes/

Android 3 tablets just 15 of Googles total user base

Google's updated Android usage stats on Tuesday revealed that tablets were still a disproportionately small slice of its active user base relative to Apple's stake with the iPad. All versions of Android 3 made up just 1.5 percent of owners reaching Android Market in the two weeks before the start of August. Only about 13 percent of that subset, or 0.2 percent of the entire device population, is using Android 3.2.......

Android 3 tablets just 15 of Googles total user base

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1303582.html

Best Buy promo offers all Nexus S variants for free

Best Buy promo offers all Nexus S variants for free

Best Buy has announced a promotion that will enable new or upgrade-eligible customers to purchase any Nexus S variants at no cost when the handsets are tied to contracts. The Best Buy Mobile sale is limited to Wednesday, August 3, and covers Nexus S models available through several carriers including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1303309.html

Ninja Graphics Kit Review

The Ninja Graphics Kit comprises of 48 huge modules of high impact marketing graphics, templates, layouts, hacks and tweaks designed to increase your sales and......
The Ninja Graphics Kit comprises of 48 huge modules of high impact marketing graphics, templates, layouts, hacks and tweaks designed to increase your sales and...
Read more below:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/ninja-graphics-kit-review/

Android rules the southern US iPhone the north

An uncommon study from Mobile ad firm Jumptap has revealed a distinct regional split in the US based on mobile OS tastes.

Looking at areas where it got much more traffic from one platform, it saw Android dominating primarily in the south and southwest of the country. The iPhone dominated the northeast and mid-west, particularly in New England, while the BlackBerry had small pockets of support scattered across the country.

Source:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/08/05/jumptap.shows.regional.split.between.ios.android/

Braincontrolled bicycles cars and computers are coming

Mind control and telekinesis are fast becoming reality thanks to cheap, easy-to-use EEG brain-computer interfaces.

Source:
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/91714-brain-controlled-bicycles-cars-and-computers-are-coming

Security researchers hack Googles Chrome OS

When Google first started talking about its Google Chrome OS software a few years ago, one of the selling points was the promise that it would come with much better built-in security than other operating systems.

Now, Chrome OS has only been commercially available for a few months, and security researchers have already figured out how to hack it.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2011/08/03/security-researchers-hack-googles-chrome-os/

viernes, 5 de agosto de 2011

UK Govt Censors Concerns of Erroneous Piracy Allegations

Yesterday the UK government announced that following a report from regulator OFCOM, plans to block alleged copyright-infringing websites would be dropped.

However, there was a second report where OFCOM detailed ways of keeping the costs of Digital Economy Act infringement appeals down. The document carried the usual redactions but TorrentFreak has put on its X-ray vision for your viewing pleasure.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/uk-govt-censors-concerns-of-erroneous-piracy-allegations-110804/

Now hiring in tech Pony up the perks

As millions of Americans grapple with unemployment, many technology companies are actually desperate to hire new people.

Folks with skills such as software and web development are in high demand nowadays, especially in Silicon Valley. And startups are going to great lengths to lure them in.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/07/29/hiring-engineers-silicon-valley-perks/

Apple Greenlighting iOS 5Capable Apps

Apple has been showing signs iOS 5 is getting closer with approvals for apps that explicitly state iOS 5 compatibility.

Although Apple isn't formally accepting apps that require iOS 5 to work, apps like that from Mashable (App Store) are now appearing that list "iOS 5 compatibility"

Source:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/08/04/ios.5.aware.apps.start.showing.up/

Future Tense The Big Bang Theory

Future Tense The Big Bang Theory

I stopped watching sitcoms when Mary Tyler Moore and M*A*S*H went off the air. When half-hour shows turned into rude people taking cheap shots at each other, they stopped being funny. And I stopped watching.

I appreciate good writing. I respect it. I admire it. I am in awe of it, because I know how difficult it can be. Good writing is about surprising the reader with every chapter, every page, every paragraph, even every sentence. Good storytelling is about creating a reality more fun and more compelling than the chair the reader or viewer is sitting in. Good writing is taking the audience on a marvelous journey of adventure, discovery, and emotional involvement. (All of which is why I don't watch a lot of television and I'm skeptical about most movies and favor good...

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1302094.html

Webcam to computer users Sit up straight

Stop slouching and check this out: Researchers have developed a way for desktop webcams to keep an eye on office workers posture while they are using computers.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/080411-bengurion-webcam-posture.html

94 of iPhone users will buy another most Blackberry users just want one already

The iPhone has shown massive growth over the last several quarters running, with 20.3 million units being sold in Q3 alone and traditionally high satisfaction ratings...

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/apple/2011/08/04/94-of-iphone-users-will-buy-another-most-blackberry-users-just-want-one-already/