viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2011

Hipmunk comes to Android with a surprisingly slick app

Hipmunk, the San Francisco-based travel search startup, has finally brought its travel search application to the Android operating system.

Hipmunk for Android, which for now only facilitates flight searches, is impressive because it retains all the slickness of the company's web and iOS offerings.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/29/hipmunk-android-app/

Google Hits 50MillionUser Milestone in Record Time

Last week, after a three-month "invite only" period, Google+ opened its doors to everyone, and new users flooded the fledgling social networking site.

Source:
http://theweek.com/article/index/219758/google-and-the-50-million-user-milestone-by-the-numbers

If HPs Spun Off Could Compaq Respawn

Hewlett-Packard, which bought Compaq in 2002, is considering spinning off its $40 billion personal computer business into a separate company.

Most of HP's Personal Systems Group is based here, and if a spinoff happens, it might make sense to base the new operation at the old Compaq campus.

Source:
http://www.chron.com/business/article/If-HP-s-spun-off-could-Compaq-respawn-2193840.php

ADT Pulse Premier Review

ADT Pulse Premier Review

No longer leader of the pack

Unlike FrontPoint and Vivint, ADT's Pulse system does not support Z-Wave door locks or deadbolts, although our ADT contact did tell us the company was currently evaluating locks, and our intention is to support them in the near future.� ADT offers only fixed-position cameras that do not have motion detectors. Cameras that are equipped with motion sensors can act autonomously, capturing photos or video in response to movement even if no other sensor has been tripped. You can, however, link the system's other sensors to trigger each camera to record based on...

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1386106.html

OCZs New ZDrive R4 Ridiculously Fast PCI Express SSD Hits 28GBSec

The Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise.

The Z-Drive R4 with its "SuperScale Storage Accelerator" and now an octet of SandForce SF-2200 series controllers, has landed on our testbeds for a few cycles of the benchmark gauntlet. And oh yeah, it's packing a full 1.6TB (yes, that's Terabytes) of usable capacity on board.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/OCZ-ZDrive-R4-Performance-Preview/

China cracks down on makers of fake iPhones report says

Chinese police in Shanghai have five people in custody for allegedly building and selling near-perfect copies of Apple's iPhone in China.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20113352-17/china-cracks-down-on-makers-of-fake-iphones-report-says/

jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2011

Vivint Home Automation Review

Meet the new top dog

Vivint provides the same indoor fixed-position and pan/tilt IP cameras as FrontPoint, but Vivint does not offer outdoor cameras. Vivint also limits you to four cameras . The motion sensors on the cameras won't trigger an alarm directly, but they can be configured to send you an email or text message when they detect movement, and they'll automatically upload a video clip to Alarm.com's servers. This means the recording will be protected even if a burglar destroys the camera.
Vivint Home Automation Review

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/vivint-home-automation-review

Tech Social Network Headquarters What Makes Them Cool

An eco look at the headquarters, campuses and offices of the biggest names in tech and social networking, including Facebook, Google, Tumblr, Skype, and more.

Source:
http://ecosalon.com/green-tech-social-network-headquarters-we-“like”-228/

Microsofts Deal with Samsung for Royalties on Android Devices is Super Sly

While some say this deal makes Google's Motorola acquisition useless, the truth could be that Microsoft's Android agreements are more about semantics than technology.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/samsung-pay-microsoft-royalties-android

NHLs Montreal Canadiens Accused of Pirating The Hurt Locker

Last month it became clear that having developed their pay-up-or-else file-sharing settlement scheme in the United States, the makers of the Hurt Locker had moved north.

In their new phase of targeting Canadian IP addresses for cash settlements, Voltage Pictures have included an interesting target in their latest batch - the Montreal Canadiens hockey team.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/nhls-montreal-canadiens-accused-of-pirating-the-hurt-locker-110928/

Oh Delicious where did it all go so wrong

When the social bookmarking service Delicious relaunched, people were concerned that it looked different.

But now a litany of serious complaints is emerging: broken services, missing pages, deleted accounts. Were these mistakes deliberate -- or just the result of bad planning?

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/28/oh-delicious-where-did-it-all-go-so-wrong/

Robotic surgery Why the highestpaid doctors are the most vulnerable to automation

It's certain that doctors' livelihoods will be affected by these new machines.

As computers get better, we'll need fewer humans across a range of specialties.

Source:
http://www.slate.com/id/2304446/

miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011

Facebook iPad app release delayed or imminent

Is Facebook's iPad app stuck in pre-release mode or are finishing touches being applied right now? There are two reports Monday concerning the social network's much-anticipated iPad application that paint two somewhat different pictures of the situation.

The latest says Facebook's app could arrive next week.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/26/facebook-ipad-app-release-delayed-or-imminent/

Rumor Apple may axe iPod classic shuffle soon

A rumor with a potentially far-ranging impact has alleged that Apple might drop the iPod classic and iPod shuffle. The two remaining non-touch iPods would disappear "this year," TUAW heard from its lone source. Only the iPod nano and iPod touch would remain, although it's not clear if Apple would slash their prices or deliver upgrades.......

Rumor Apple may axe iPod classic shuffle soon

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1383700.html

Mozilla Firefox 7 released

Check out what is new in mozilla firefox 7.

Source:
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/7.0/releasenotes/

Facebook Defends Getting Data From LoggedOut Users

Facebook on Monday defended its practice of gathering data from Like� buttons even after users have logged out.

Source:
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/09/26/facebook-defends-getting-data-from-logged-out-users/

Samsung Says Sold 10 Million Galaxy S II Tablets Globally

Samsung Electronics Inc., involved in a patent battle with Apple Inc. over tablet sales in several countries, said it had sold 10 million Galaxy S II tablets globally so far.

Source:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-27/samsung-says-sold-10-million-galaxy-s-ii-tablets-globally.html

Sony offers improvement for NEX5N video clicking

Sony has developed a �fix� for the NEX-5N video clicking sound that can be heard during playback of recorded video. According to Sony, the problem occurs when users suddenly move their camera during video recording. Users affected by the problem can contact Sony in order to arrange for a product �improvement,� although what this entails has not been made explicit.......

Sony offers improvement for NEX5N video clicking

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/sony-offers-improvement-for-nex-5n-video-clic

INFOGRAPHIC Windows 8 to give iPad Android tablets a run for their money

Microsofts upcoming Windows 8 operating system is poised to give Apples iPad and Android-powered tablets some tough competition according to social chatter following Microsofts public unveiling of the OS earlier this month.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/27/windows-8-to-give-ipad-and-android-tablets-a-run-for-their-money-infographic/

martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

Five New Technologies That Will Change Your Life In 10 Years

Five New Technologies That Will Change Your Life In 10 Years

Source:
http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/10665881537/five-new-technologies-that-will-change-your-life-in-10

Netflix scores a gamechanging deal with DreamWorks beating out HBO

DreamWorks Animation, the animated movie powerhouse that created hits like Madagascar and Shrek, has cut a deal to provide streaming films and TV specials via Netflix. In scoring the deal, Netflix managed to beat out HBO, marking the first time Netflixs web streaming has beat out a major pay TV producer in securing a distribution deal with a major film maker.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2011/09/26/beating-out-hbo-netflix-cuts-streaming-movie-deal-with-dreamworks/

Tumblr Raises 85 Million Round From Richard Branson

Blogging community operator Tumblr is rising fast and posing a serious threat to many competent.

See how and why it makes $85 Million easily.

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/26/tumblr-raises-85-million-round-from-richard-branson-vcs/

HTC Amaze 4G press shots leak confirm TMobile link

HTC Amaze 4G press shots leak confirm TMobile link

HTC's upcoming Amaze 4G has been validated after press imagery surfaced on Sunday. The device seen by Cell Phone Signal has T-Mobile's branding. Also on view is that it might carry HTC's more conventional Sense UI with little sign of T-Mobile having customized the software itself, as on the myTouch 4G Slide.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/htc-amaze-4g-press-shots-leak-confirm-t-mobil

Facebook Is Taking Over Your Life

Facebook started out as a fun distraction, then it became something integral.

And while it's currently trending towards being an essential part of our lives, will it someday become inescapable?

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5843881/facebook-is-taking-over-your-life

Samsung may try to block sale of Apples new iPhone Telegraph

Samsung is considering legal action that would block the sale of Apple's next
iPhone in the latest move in an increasingly acrimonious battle between the
technology giants.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/8787998/Samsung-may-try-to-block-sale-of-Apples-new-iPhone.html

lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2011

Facebook New feature will allow users to know who doesnt like them

Using the new feature, which is set to be rolled out in the near future, users will be able to see all their entire Facebook history - including their shifting friends lists.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2041574/Facebook-New-feature-allow-users-know-doesnt-like-them.html

Is the app economy killing online publishers

Though the number of iOS and Android apps continues to grow by leaps and bounds, Yaron Galai bets that the trend of developing native apps is a short-term fad.

Here's why he thinks companies should reexamine their app strategy.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/mobile/is-the-app-economy-killing-online-publishers/

Five Best Facebook Customizers

Love it or hate it, Facebook has been rolling out a number of new features and changes that have some excited and others irritated enough to complain, loudly.

As with any site or service, when changes are made, the most enterprising members of the community build tools to tweak it.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5843609/five-best-facebook-customizers

Amazon Holding Event September 28 Is the Tablet Coming

Amazon has just sent out the invites we've all been waiting for. Wednesday September 28, Amazon will be holding a press conference in New York for an undisclosed reason. Almost certainly this is going to be the announcement of the Amazon tablet.�

The invitations themselves are totally minimalist, giving no indication what the event could be for. But really, no one is fooled. Rumors have been hot and heavy for months that Amazon was on the verge of pushing out a new Android-based tablet device. Many have pegged it as a 7-inch device that will cost no more than $250.
Amazon Holding Event September 28 Is the Tablet Coming

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amazon_holding_event_september_28_tablet_coming

HTC Runnymede spotted live in video

HTC Runnymede spotted live in video

HTC's extra-large Runnymede, possibly called the Bass, has been spotted in real life for the first time through a video . True to form, it has a very large and probably 4.7-inch screen. Beats audio is in view, although it's notable the phone is using HTC's older Sense 3.0 and not the 3.5 seen in the Rhyme and possibly the Vigor.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1381152.html

Judge shreds dismisses iPhone privacy classaction

A federal judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple and some advertising networks over data collection that allegedly took place without the users' "consent or knowledge."

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/09/judge-shreds-dismisses-iphone-privacy-class-action.ars

Who are MCGIP and Why are They Suing for Other Peoples Movies

Our story begins at the IDS tower in downtown Minneapolis, a city known for its wholesome values and that special kind of crazy known as Minnesota Nice�.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/who-are-mcgip-and-why-are-they-suing-for-other-people’s-movies-110925/

Motorola Xoom 2 spied may be underwhelming upgrade

A sequel to the Motorola Xoom might prove underwhelming after leaks of the first photos. Looking somewhat like the original, Droid-Life's sighting would have cut-off corners and a redesigned "HD" camera layout. The design, codenamed MZ617, won't have made any progress on weight and would be as heavy as the original and by extension the 1.5 year old original iPad.......

Motorola Xoom 2 spied may be underwhelming upgrade

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/motorola-xoom-2-spied-may-be-underwhelming-up

domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

Samsung lawsuits against Apple over 3G patents could backfire

Samsung is making no bones about its intention intensify its legal fight with Apple, accusing the company of "free riding" on its patented wireless technologies.

However, its strategy of using FRAND-encumbered, "standards essential" patents may not be on the firmest legal ground.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/09/samsung-lawsuits-against-apple-over-3g-patents-could-backfire.ars

ASUS Launches The Eee Pad Slider

The Eee Pad Slider from ASUS is now available.

As you may expect from its name, this tablet features a slide-out keyboard to help you be more productive on the go. The Eee Pad Slider is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and Android 3.2. The tablet also features a front-facing 1.2MP camera and rear-facing 5MP camera. Connectivity...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/ASUS-Launches-The-Eee-Pad-Slider/

New Net Neutrality Rules Become Official

The new Net Neutrality rules that the FCC approved in December -- to disappointed griping from both sides of the debate -- became official on Friday as they entered the Federal Register.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/09/23/net-neutrality-rules-become-official/

Cell Phone Service Finally Comes to New York Citys Subways

New York City, a laggard in getting cell phone service for its subway system, will begin offering it next week.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/09/23/cell-phone-service-new-york-subways/

Senate Committee Agrees That Violating Terms of Service Shouldnt Be a Crime

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a trio of data security and data breach notification bills.

One of the bills, which was sponsored by Committee Chairman Senator Leahy, includes a crucial amendment [pdf] to clarify that it's not ille...

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/senate-committee-agrees-violating-terms-service-shouldnt

Asus intros U46SV 14 notebook with thin build Core i5 CPUs

Asus has quietly expanded its computer offerings with the new U46SV-DH51, a 14-inch notebook that has surfaced at several online retailers. The device features a 1366x768 display, mounted with an offset hinge and surrounded by a black bezel, while the entire brushed-champagne housing is said to be 10.8-inches thick with a weight of 4.85 pounds....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2011

USRobotics jumps into the tablet accessory market

USRobotics jumps into the tablet accessory market

USRobotics, well known for its line of modems and other internet accessories, has started offering accessories for tablets, smartphones and e-readers and netbooks, including two that are specifically for iOS devices -- though most are aimed at general tablet-sized devices to make them compatible with the widest variety of devices. The company offers three models of stands and two Bluetooth keyboards, and plan for other accessories in the future.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/usrobotics-jumps-into-the-tablet-accessory-ma

Scientists claim to have broken the light speed barrier

Faster than the speed of light? Normally we think of The Flash, Superman, or perhaps a Federation starship using warp drive.

In other words, we think science fiction or comic books. After all, surpassing that speed would overturn one of the fundamental laws of physics, Einstein's theory of relativity, often simply known by the equation E =...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Scientist-claim-to-have-broken-the-light-speed-barrier/

INFOGRAPHIC Google Is Destroying Our Memory

Brain function fail.

Source:
http://www.businessinsider.com/infographic-google-is-runining-our-memory-2011-9

A Concise Guide to Android Rooting

Why, how, and 'what now?' for rooting an Android phone, plus 7 apps for root users.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393273,00.asp

Reactions to Facebooks f8 Keynote [infographic]

Below are some charts from Simply Measured measuring the Twitter chatter about Facebook's f8 keynote today.

The announcement of Timeline - the upcoming replacement to the Facebook profile - generated the most reactions, and the new developments with Open Graph and the new classes of Facebook apps produced a second peak. The presentations by the CEOs of Spotify and Netflix also generated a wave of reactions, but responses had begun to tail off by

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/reactions_to_facebooks_f8_keynote_infographic.php

Japanese virtual popstar Hatsune Miku lives in Toyotas augmented reality app powered by junaio

metaio and Toyota Motor Sales announced that Hatsune Miku, Japan's most popular virtual pop-star, will perform live on stage in 3-D with the 2011 Toyota Corolla...

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/09/23/japanese-virtual-popstar-hatsune-miku-lives-toyotas-augmented-reality-app-powered-junaio/

viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2011

The 7inch HP TouchPad Go Surfaces in Chinese Forum

The 7inch HP TouchPad Go Surfaces in Chinese Forum

HP was due to release a 7-inch tablet to go along with the now cancelled TouchPad. The smaller slate, codenamed Opal and later dubbed TouchPad Go, was reportedly just two weeks away from release when HP killed webOS. Well, a poster in a Chinese forum has posted images and details of the device, which he claims to have been using for three months.

The 7-inch tablet clocks in at the same 1024x768 resolution as the TouchPad, and uses the same 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 processor. All the labels match the past FCC filings and the images seem legit as well. Interestingly, the Opal has both front and rear cameras, and possibly an NFC module.�...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/7-inch_hp_touchpad_go_surfaces_chinese_forum

Google Plus The Data Scientist Whos Navigating it to Hell

"Our ambition is to up-level the model of social networking.

We want to support asymmetric relationships with brands and celebrities - but we also wanted to support intimate communication with real life friends and family. But could we do both of those things? Being all things to all people is the path to hell - but could we do it?" -Bradley Horowitz of Google Bradley Horowitz, VP of Product Management and a leader of the Google Plus social netwo

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_plus_the_data_scientist_whos_navigating_it.php

Why do Facebook users hate change

Its ironic that enough people have turned to the fallback social network to lambaste Facebook by tweeting about it, to the point where anger is so clear, the #NewFacebook hashtag is trending worldwide.

Source:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/igeneration/why-do-facebook-users-hate-change/12863

That Explains A Lot Deus Ex039s Boss Fights Were Outsourced

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a wonderful game. It really, really is. Its out-of-nowhere boss fights, then, were like discovering a creamy filling of peanut butter and jelly inside your fully cooked lobster; they're jarring, miss the point entirely, and are probably -- though we haven't tested this -- largely inedible. So, what were they doing in such an otherwise carefully crafted game in the first place? Well, critics and gamers alike were baffled, but a video unearthed by Gameranx provides an answer redeemable for at least one Ah-hah!� In short: We did the boss battles,� said the head...

That Explains A Lot Deus Ex039s Boss Fights Were Outsourced

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1376946.html

Bioinspired coating resists liquids

After a rain, the cupped leaf of a pitcher plant becomes a virtually frictionless surface.

Sweet-smelling and elegant, the carnivore attracts ants, spiders, and even little frogs. One by one, they slide to their doom.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-bio-inspired-coating-resists-liquids.html

Leaked images show 7 Galaxy Tab Plus with HSPA radio

As Samsung prepares to launch the Galaxy Tab 8.9, leaked images suggest the company is also readying an update to its seven-inch tablet. The device, which is said to be labeled the "Galaxy Tab Plus," appears to offer a form similar to the original Galaxy Tab 7, but with '4G' hardware that enables it to connect to HSPA+ networks.......

Leaked images show 7 Galaxy Tab Plus with HSPA radio

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=7e8049d0355f8d550f8954f4a942378f

6 affordable 3D printers that allow you to print your own toys

The era of printing your own plastic action figures, human veins, and even food is finally upon us.

After years of prototyping, the cost to build an affordable 3D printer has come down enough so that even regular guys like you and I can bring one home -- with a little saving, of course.

Source:
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/09/6-affordable-3d.php

Exclusive Look At The Prototype of Worlds First 3D Printed Car

The Urbee requires just an eighth of the energy of conventional cars.

The electric-ethanol hybrid is also designed to get up to 200 mpg on the highway and 100 mpg.

Source:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1781551/prototype-of-worlds-first-3-d-printed-car-unveiled

jueves, 22 de septiembre de 2011

Google vs Facebook The Gloves Are Off [OPINION]

What a day.

In the space of a few short hours, Google+ wrenched open the floodgates, allowing anyone to sign up for the fledgling social network -- while Facebook retooled its newsfeed so you wont

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/09/20/google-vs-facebook-the-gloves-are-off-opinion/

Five Reasons Why You Should Really Calm Down about the New Facebook News Feed

Last night, Facebook rolled out its latest edition of the constant stream of updates from all of your friends...

Source:
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2011/09/five_reasons_why_you_should_re.php

Lib Dems Support Repeal of Digital Economy Act

As reported a month ago, a proposal condemning the Digital Economy Act (DEA) was indeed brought before the Liberal Democrats Autumn Conference this week.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/lib-dems-support-repeal-of-digital-economy-act-110921/

A look back on IT innovation that changed the game [infographic]

When I worked as a print journalist, in a professional past life, Id hear co-workers periodically musing, What did we do before the Internet?�

Source:
http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/enterprise/b/inside-enterprise-it/archive/2011/09/20/a-look-back-on-it-innovation-that-changed-the-game.aspx

Intel Ivy Bridge supports 4K preps for retina Macs PCs

Intel's Ivy Bridge processors should both provide a speed upgrade for their integrated graphics but anticipate the appearance of 'retina' displays on Lion and Windows 8 PCs. The new video core will support up to a 4K resolution at any ratio, letting it show 4,096 pixels both wide and high. The output would allow for ultra-dense professional LCDs and future home displays that emphasize print-like sharpness over sheer resolution.......

Intel Ivy Bridge supports 4K preps for retina Macs PCs

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/intel-ivy-bridge-supports-4k-preps-for-retina

Breakfast Revolution and Business in 140 Characters

When Twitter first launched in 2006, I thought it sounded like a ridiculous idea unless you happened to be The Most Interesting Man in the World.

Certainly

Source:
http://blog.koldcast.tv/2011/pov/breakfast-revolution-and-business-in-140-characters/

Google Wallet to go live Monday still limited to Nexus S 4G

Google is finally expected to switch on Google Wallet on Monday after unveiling it four months earlier. Partners are receiving a notice telling them that the NFC tap-to-pay service will be ready to use anywhere a MasterCard PayPass terminal is active. Although a few NFC-aware phones have launched since, TechCrunch understood that the Nexus S 4G running Android 2.3.4 would still be the only phone to support it at first....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2011

HTC Rhyme is a Phone for the Ladies Coming to Verizon for 199

HTC Rhyme is a Phone for the Ladies Coming to Verizon for 199

HTC and Verizon have announced a somewhat unique device today. The long-rumored HTC Rhyme has been announced and Big Red is looking to get the ladies interested in this device. The Rhyme has mid-level hardware, a few included accessories, and a glowing charm. Oh, and it's purple. Yep, HTC and Verizon have the female demographic totally figured out, right?

The Rhyme packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, 768MB of RAM, a 5MP rear camera, and VGA front sensor. This phone is 3G-only; no LTE radio on board here. The software on the Rhyme is a slightly tweaked build of Sense UI on Android 2.3. Some of the more flashy visual elements have been yanked, because you know, women apparently.

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/htc_rhyme_phone_ladies_coming_verizon_199

Pirate Bay Founder Fails To Appear At Court of Appeal Hearing

The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm deepened today.

After failing to turn up for 2010�s hearing to appeal his 2009 conviction for criminal copyright infringement, the court decided he would be dealt with at a later date. Today, however, Svartholm failed to appear at the Court of Appeal.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-founder-fails-to-appear-at-court-of-appeal-hearing-110919/

Disqus Rolling Out PlugnPlay Commenter Rankings

Disqus is quietly testing an interface that allows site owners to rank and give credentials and labels to their commenters.

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/disqus_rolling_out_plug-n-play_commenter_rankings.php

Americas Internet service slips to 25 worldwide

maybe it's got something to do with the FCC's abolition of any sort of competitive markets for Internet service in the USA? Well, I'm sure it'll be fine -- after all, why would Internet access have any effect on national competitiveness, industry, jobs, health, education, civic engagement, and so forth?

Source:
http://boingboing.net/2011/09/19/americas-internet-service-slips-to-25-worldwide.html

Have Facebook apps really created 15B in economic value

A new study from the University of Maryland's business school claims that Facebook's "app economy" has created almost a quarter of a million new jobs and over $15 billion in spinoff benefits for the U.S. economy.

But do those estimates really stand up to scrutiny?

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/19/have-facebook-apps-really-created-15b-in-economic-value/

How to change ALL your Go Daddy passwords and more

What is frightening is the Go Daddy security does not know how the hackers obtained the usernames and passwords.

I recommend changing all your passwords in Go Daddy right now.

Source:
http://www.broadbandexpert.com/blog/advice/how-to-change-all-your-go-daddy-passwords-and-more/

martes, 20 de septiembre de 2011

iPhone 4s listing on ATT must be a fake

The iPhone 4S has been one of the recurring rumors surrounding the launch of the iPhone 5.

Weve heard that there is no iPhone 5 this year, but an updated iPhone 4 carrying the 4S name instead.

Source:
http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/iphone-4s-listing-on-att-must-be-a-fake-20110918/

Computer Repair Mastery Course gets reviewed

Our reviewer Trader Aaron really knows his the internet. Today he'll be examining Computer Repair Mastery Course. But is it a perfect piece of code or a buggy bit of code?...
The Amazing Computer Repair Videos that have Helped Thousands of People from Over 15 Countries Finally Fix Their PCs Once and For All... Without Ever...
Source:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/computer-repair-mastery-course-review/

Review BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

Review BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

For much of 2011, many had counted RIM out: many 2010 BlackBerry phones were old as soon as you opened the box, and it wasn't clear that it would ever adopt features Android and iPhone users took for granted, like 3D gaming, HD video, or even just fast web browsing. The BlackBerry Bold 9900 is the vanguard of a complete overhaul that could prove the doomsayers wrong. But does it? We'll answer that in our BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 review.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/review-blackberry-bold-9900-and-9930

3000 Intelligence officials names emails leaked as INSA spies

Days after INSA, an intelligence and national security organization, published a report to strengthen cyber defenses, the site was hacked and the 3,000 membership list was leaked.

Hundreds of intelligence officials from the NSA, FBI, CIA, the Pentagon, the White House, and others had their names, email addresses, some phone numbers and even home addresses posted on Cryptome as 'INSA Nest of Official and Corporate Spies.'

Source:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/18963/3_000_intelligence_officials_names_emails_leaked_as_insa_spies

Mobile App Developers Easy Access to Cloud Services

Appcelerator's new Open Mobile Marketplace makes it easy for mobile app developers to add new services and features to their apps.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/09/19/appcelerator-open-mobile-marketplace/

Netflix Doesnt Own the Qwikster Twitter Feed This Foulmouthed Pothead Does

Netflix wasn't the first to come up with the name Qwikster, which is what they are calling their new/old spinoff DVD company.

That distinction goes to a Mr. Jason Castillo, a man with an affinity for bitches and weed.

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Or maybe this young gentleman is actually working for Qwikster, and he's trying to do a viral thing? Hmm, well, here are a few highlights from Jason's @qwikster Twitter feed.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/09/netflix-qwikster-elmo-pothead/

Bringing Flash drive to School [Pic]

Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.

Source:
http://imgur.com/gallery/uuT0i

Jabra offers mono BT headset with active noise cancellation

Jabra offers mono BT headset with active noise cancellation

Active noise cancellation, a technology normally found on high-end stereo headphones, is now available on the Jabra Supreme traditional-style mono headset, combined with its other technologies such as Noise Blackout 3.0 and wind-noise reduction. The Supreme features a fold-out boom arm that powers the unit on and off, and uses one mic plus and electronic chipset to generate the "white" noise that blocks ambient sound to make calls sounds clearer.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=4cd6868b39e056f727d912bd1013723e

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2011

Liquid Robotics WavePowered Boats That Can Sail Forever

The little boats are used for ocean monitoring, but could be used for much more soon, thanks to the company's new hire, former astronaut and Googler Ed Lu.

Source:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1780586/why-a-former-nasa-astronaut-is-joining-a-marine-robot-development-company

Intel Cactus Ridge to power Thunderbolt on 2012 Macs PCs

Intel Cactus Ridge to power Thunderbolt on 2012 Macs PCs

Intel in one of the side notes from its Developer Forum presentations has outlined the Thunderbolt controllers that will drive computers based on Ivy Bridge processors. Cactus Ridge will mostly be a refresh of the Light Ridge and Eagle Ridge chips used in current Macs. As such, the high-end Cactus Ridge chip will have four channels that each have a symmetric 10Gbps and two DisplayPort links, while the budget version will have just two of those channels and one DisplayPort link.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=8c7b6d0cf78ee49bb1870d62d5292c70

The Economics of Killing MassBitTorrent Lawsuits

While mass settlement lawsuits filed against alleged BitTorrent users have the potential to bring in millions in revenue, recent rulings in US District courts are going to severely cut into potential profits.

Has the tide turned? It looks like a distinct possibility.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/the-economics-of-killing-mass-bittorrent-lawsuits-110918/

ACLU on Massive Surveillance Society Reclaim Privacy American Liberties

The ACLU is calling for Americans to be courageous and reclaim our liberties now from a 'massive and unchecked surveillance society' before 'unwarranted government intrusion' like data mining can permanently sacrifice our privacy and American freedoms.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/aclu-massive-surveillance-society-reclaim-pri

Boost Mobile increasing monthly cost on Android wireless handsets

Boost Mobile has found out that Android-based smartphones take more resources than other types of handsets.

To make up for that, they are going to add an additional $5 monthly charge to their $50 unlimited plan for new Android smartphone customers.

Source:
http://www.broadbandexpert.com/blog/mobile-broadband/boost-mobile/boost-mobile-increasing-monthly-cost-on-android-wireless-handsets/

Airlines to Provide Streaming Video

Several airlines will introduce video streaming services that allow customers to download video and audio files via Wi-Fi connectivity to their personal electronic devices, such as a phone, laptop or tablet computer.

Source:
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/airlines-stream-video-audio-personal-devices/story?id=14510976

domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2011

VIDEO Microsoft shows off Windows 8 Metro apps

In a new video, Microsoft highlights a handful of currently unavailable applications that make use of the oft-praised Metro user interface Windows 8 borrowed from the Windows Phone platform.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/16/microsoft-shows-off-windows-8-metro-apps-on-video/

How Google Grew Into An Online Goliath

Google's founders built a giant company based on certain principles: Make decisions based on data.

Search should be fast and automatic. Keep as much company information private as possible. In his book In the Plex, Steven Levy discusses how these values shaped Google into what it is today.

Source:
http://www.npr.org/2011/09/16/140537850/how-google-grew-into-an-online-goliath

WTF Sony Sneaks Class Action Clause into Mandatory PS3 Update

Someone needs to send Sony the book "How to Win Friends and Influence People" because the company clearly isn't getting it.

We can point to the whole rootkit fiasco, but who needs to look back that far when Sony's shenanigans never seem to stop?

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Sony-Sneaks-Class-Action-Clause-into-Mandatory-PS3-Update/

Should Intel Buy SandForce

We didn't come up with that question out of the blue, and we only started wondering about the logistics of such a move after hearing rumors that Intel and SandForce are fast becoming pals. According to news and rumor site Fudzilla, Intel is at the very least seriously considering outfitting some of its high-end solid state drives with SandForce controllers, which would be just another notch -- albeit a very big on -- on SandForce's belt. But that's not all Intel is thinking about.

Fudzilla says its Santa Clara sources are suggesting Intel is interested in acquiring SandForce outright, provided the price is right. And that right there is the reason why the deal will probably never materialize. Back before OCZ went out and scooped up Indilinx, Fudzilla asked the memory maker if there was any interest in buying SandForce, especially since so many of OCZ's SSDs use SandForce controllers. As the story goes, OCZ dismissed the idea after hearing SandForce's asking price and decided it made better sense to continuing licensing controllers. And then OCZ went out and bought Indilinx.
Should Intel Buy SandForce

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/should-intel-buy-sandforce

Appellate Court Sends Tenenbaum Case Back For Another Round

In a disappointing ruling, the First Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a decision by a federal district court that had downsized damages in Sony v.

Tenenbaum, a file-sharing case in which a jury originally ordered a college student to pay $675,000 for infringing copyrights in 30 songs. District court Judge Nancy Gertner had found the award so "oppressive" as to be unconstitutional, and reduced it to $67,500.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/appellate-court-send-tenenbaum-case-back-another

Verizon Update for Galaxy Tab 101 Addresses Your 4G LTE Woes

A new over-the-air update for the 4G LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet for Verizon might be just the thing you need to curb your cussing and keep your extra dollars out of the swear jar, but only if you're experiencing high-speed connectivity issues. If you're swearing up a storm for another reason, this update will do nothing to patch your potty mouth.

Verizon's OTA update promises "enhanced data connectivity," which we read to mean it should fix any 4G LTE connection plauging your device. That's it for the big fixes, and everything else is focused on squashing minor bugs, including a handful related to email and Web browsing, and a few ho-hum feature enhancements like adding the 15-digit International Mobile Equipment Identity information to the "About Tablet" menu.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future

With the rapid progression of technology each year, it's easy to accumulate a pile of obsolete gadgets that you just can't bear to get rid of. So don't! Here are our top 10 ways you can take the retired gadgets you've already got and turn them into something that has a solid place in the future.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5841196/top-10-ways-to-turn-your-retired-gadgetry-into-the-technology-of-the-future

sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2011

AntiPiracy Group Will Sue Pay Processors If They Dont Name Site Admins

Hollywood-funded anti-piracy group BREIN says it will pursue a similar strategy to its counterparts in the United States and UK by pressuring payment processors like PayPal to stop doing business with file-sharing sites.

But BREIN says the processors must go further. Either they can voluntarily hand over the names of the admins behind the site accounts, or they will go to court and sue them into submission.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/anti-piracy-group-will-sue-pay-processors-if-they-dont-name-site-admins-110916/

Windows 8 HandsOn Video Preview Blindingly Fast BootUps

It could be easily said that Windows 8 isn't really "Windows" at all.

And performance? If boot times are any indication of Microsoft's performance targets, we think speed freaks and performance enthusiasts might be in for a nice surprise as well.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Windows-8-HandsOn-Video-Preview-/

Portal is free Portal is free For PC and Mac

If you haven't had the pleasure of playing this ingenious, award-winning, beloved first-person puzzle-adventure-mystery, now's your chance to do so for $0.

Read this blog post by Rick Broida on The Cheapskate.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13845_3-20107221-58/portal-is-free-portal-is-free-for-pc-and-mac/

Acme Theme Review

Simple, Clean and Versatile Wordpress Theme For Marketers. Custom page templates, squeeze templates, killer flex page template and monetized widget positions. This is an outstanding......
Simple, Clean and Versatile Wordpress Theme For Marketers. Custom page templates, squeeze templates, killer flex page template and monetized widget positions.
Source:http://respectedadmins.com/reviews/acme-theme-review/

No Authors Have Been Harmed in the Making of This Library

Weve been puzzling over the Authors Guilds decision to sue several university libraries for participating in the digitization and storage of millions of works (largely in connection with the Google Books project) and making scans of some of ...

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/no-authors-have-been-harmed-making-library

Has Googles CEO stopped using Google

It's been a month since the masses last heard from Larry Page via his social network

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/has-googles-ceo-stopped-using-google

viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011

EA Origin Already at Four Million Users ThirdParty Games Coming Very Soon

EA Origin Already at Four Million Users ThirdParty Games Coming Very Soon

In launching its own PC game download service, EA may have taken a headfirst dive into an extremely crowded pool, but it certainly hasn't bellyflopped. So then, you may not like it -- especially given that it's aiming to be your sole supplier of EA's heaviest hitters -- but EA CFO Eric Brown says that Origin isn't going anywhere any time soon.

So then, have any of you taken Origin for a spin? Do you think it deserves its big-bad-wolf-who's-devoured-the-boy-who-cried-wolf-and-the-creators-of-Wolfenstein reputation? Or is this just another instance of all being fair in love and capitalism?...

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/ea-origin-already-at-four-million-users-third

Canadian Police Issue FileSharing Scam Letters Fraud Warning

Canadian authorities are warning Internet users to be vigilant following the emergence of a file-sharing settlement scam operation.

West Vancouver police, who have now issued an official fraud warning, say that seniors have been receiving letters claiming they have been caught downloading a range of porn titles. Unsurprisingly, the letters come with an offer to settle for thousands of dollars.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/canadian-police-issue-file-sharing-scam-letters-fraud-warning-110915/

75 percent of ingame marriages end in divorce

Out of 26,982 in-game marriages consummated on the game MapleStory (at $25 each), more than 20,000 end in divorce, according to game site Nexon.

The world is now officially in crisis. Read this blog post by Chris Matyszczyk on Technically Incorrect.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20106219-71/75-percent-of-in-game-marriages-end-in-divorce/

Is Facebook losing its identity

Every day this week seems to bring a new announcement from Facebook about some tweak to the way it operates, and that's before next week's F8 event, where we expect to hear about a music service.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14928383

Apple Reportedly Plans to Refresh MacBook Pro Line This Month

All the attention is on Microsoft right now as the tech world tunes in to see what Windows 8 and its funky Metro UI is all about.

Maybe that's not sitting right with Apple, who'd prefer to hog the limelight for itself. If that's the case, it would make perfect sense to refresh its MacBook Pro line this month, as is rumored to be the case....

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Apple-Reportedly-Plans-to-Refresh-MacBook-Pro-Line-This-Month/

Polk Audio debuts UltraFit headphones for sports exercise

Polk Audio debuts UltraFit headphones for sports exercise

Polk Audio has launched a national campaign for its new line of performance-designed UltraFit headphones aimed at users involved in sports or active lifestyles. Featuring contrast-colored tangle free cords, water-resistant materials and athletics-specific design -- along with its reputation for high-quality audio -- the UltraFit line offers sports headphones that will stand up to the rigors of training and everyday use with a fit that doesn't slip.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=973248a716178ad94bdcb1e2569e5b9b

The patent fear factor in the MotorolaGoogle deal

New details about Google's $12.5 billion bid for Motorola have surfaced showing that Google was eager to buy Motorola.

But why? One observer believes it was because Motorola was threatening Google with a number of dire consequences to Android if Google didn't buy up the manufacturer.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/14/the-patent-fear-factor-in-the-motorola-google-deal/

jueves, 15 de septiembre de 2011

RIM Has Sold Just 490000 PlayBooks [REPORT]

Research in Motion sold 490,000 PlayBooks in the device's first quarter of sales compared to the 9.25 million iPads over the same period, according to a report.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/09/14/rim-490000-playbooks/

Microsoft Follows Googles Lead With Online Services Downtime

Microsoft Follows Googles Lead With Online Services Downtime

No matter where you choose to do your cloud computing these days, September is off to a rough start. First Google Doc's is knocked offline for over an hour on Wednesday, and Microsoft followed suit on Friday, falling off the grid for close to three hours. Microsoft's service disruption impacted several free services such as Hotmail and Skydrive, but also premium offerings including Office 365.�

Microsoft blamed the downtime on a DNS issue which prevented some of its service domains from resolving properly. The company has attempted to downplay the impact on customers, and though we agree the outage was brief, they need to do better to convince enterprises they are worth the subscription fee.

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1363723.html

Blue Screen of Death gets new look in Windows 8

BSOD now feels your pain, in an emoticon sort of way.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/blue-screen-death-gets-new-life-windows-8

LA Times architecture critic doesnt like Apples future campus

Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic, Christopher Hawthorne, criticized the architectural plans for Apple's newly proposed campus.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/09/13/la-times-architecture-critic-doesnt-like-apples-future-campus/

New Thermal Imaging Technologies Allow Soldiers to Have HeatSensitive Scopes Mounted to Their Guns

Thermal imaging is far from a new idea, but that doesn't mean it has been forgotten.

Thanks to slim sensors, the new lineup of small, mountable thermal imagers from BAE Systems promises to turn solidiers into more efficient marksmen.
The two big products from BAE are the SkeetIR and the StalkIR, a pair of battlefield-ready monoculars. Where as the SkeetIR has a footprint the size of a credit card, the StalkIR has a 640x480 resolution, dual lasers

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5840283/new-thermal-imaging-technologies-allow-soldiers-to-have-heat sensitive-scopes-mounted-to-their-guns

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2011

Oh its ON Spunky Lenovo Stands By Statement to Whip Dell and Become Second Largest PC Vendor

Lest anyone doubt Lenovo was completely serious or that the company's comments had somehow been misconstrued, Lenovo today issued an open statement reiterating it expects to surpass Dell sooner rather than later.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Spunky-Lenovo-Stands-By-Statement-to-Whip-Dell-and-Become-Second-Largest-PC-Vendor/

Everything You Need to Know About Mobile in 10 Charts

A look at the cell phone industry, which is remaking our lives at home, in the office, or out on the town

Source:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/09/10-charts-everything-you-need-to-know-about-mobile/244974/

From the Ashes of Righthaven the Promising Future of Digital Media

Copyright troll Righthaven's flawed business model�suing hundreds of bloggers and small websites for dubious cases of alleged copyright infringement of newspaper articles�appears to be grinding to an inexorable finish.

But even as the Righthaven cases prove that litigation isn't going to magically make print media profitable in the age of the Internet, a new generation of journalists and creators are adapting to the digital world�including

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/ashes-righthaven-promising-future-digital-media

Buoyed by Russian cash Plastic Logic turns from US

After years of development, mountains of cash and a false start or two, Plastic Logic says its first e-reader is ready for the market.

But even if you want one, your chances are slim: it's only going to be sold to Russian school children.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/13/buoyed-by-russian-cash-plastic-logic-turns-from-us/

Facebook Automatically Changes User Settings For New Email Feature Test

Facebook has announced a new test feature that will cut down on the frequency of emails that the platform sends to heavy users.

Instead of getting email notifications for every new notification you receive on Facebook, the company will now send summary emails.

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_automatically_changes_user_settings_for_n.php

The Wheel to the Web 30 Technologies That Changed Everything

The path of human progress is paved with tiny innovations. While most technological progress has been barely perceptible throughout the history of human invention, a handful of breakthroughs have radically changed the way humans live in the world. Here are 30 of the most life-changing technologies of all time.

The Grand Poobah of all innovations is artificial intelligence. We humans may be little more than clever apes, but we've already begun to build machines that can slice through complex problems more effectively than we can. As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, some futurists---most notably the unconventional inventor and businessman Ray Kurzweil---believe we may be on the verge of a technological revolution wherein computers begin to design their own progeny... and even develop self-awareness. If that event---known as the singularity---does come to pass, humans could become second-class citizens in the intellectual community (or else merge with machine intelligence to become...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Spotify to reach Ford cars through AppLink in Sync

Ford has reached a deal with Spotify to integrate its Internet music streaming into AppLink. Drivers with Sync-equipped cars will have the option of controlling at least some parts of Spotify through the car's center stack and voice commands rather than having to use an iPhone or Android phone. The two haven't said when it will be ready....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

martes, 13 de septiembre de 2011

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/top-10-most-pirated-movies-on-bittorrent-110912/

Bose Chihuahua could take on AirPlay or Sonos

A combination of an event invite and a leak has given a clue as to Bose plans for a new wireless audio system. Called the "Chihuahua" so far, it would be an "ultra small" MP3 player speaker docking station. Best Buy details scraped by This is my next would have it sit in a display next week meant to show the Bose SoundLink wireless system, hinting that the dock or an adapter could push audio out to Bose hardware much like Sonos or possibly AirPlay.......

Bose Chihuahua could take on AirPlay or Sonos

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=350c2eb3449e852798bcfed936bbc341

Mobile operators will lose voice services to mobile platforms

Imagine buying your SIM-free mobile phone from a local electronics store, logging in as soon as you turn the phone on for the first time and having the phone ready to use immediately.

In the future, even the phone number itself will disappear.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/mobile/mobile-operators-will-lose-voice-services-to-mobile-platforms/

From Angry Birds to Fruit Ninja the Future of NFCEnabled Mobile Games is Starting

Of all of the potential applications of near field communications (NFC) technology, the one we hear the most excitement about these days is mobile payments.

And while everybody from tech giants to analysts is predicting that we'll soon be paying for things by waving our phones, this is far from the only current use of the technology. Mobile gaming is another space that is beginning to see an impact from NFC. In June, Rovio announced the launch of

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/angry_birds_fruit_ninja_future_of_nfc_mobile_games.php

The Founder of the EBook Has Died

While many of us might consider e-books to be a relatively new phenomena, in reality they have existed almost as long as the Internet itself. Public domain junkies have no doubt made at least one or more visit to the Project Gutenberg archives, but what they probably don't realize is that the movement to digitize public works under this name has been around since 1971. Why the history lesson you ask? Well, it seemed appropriate to reflect on the history of e-books today following the news that the founder of Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart, passed away of unknown causes

According to his obituary posted on the Project Gutenberg website, Hart worked as an adjunct professor at the Unversity of Illnois for most of his career, but digitizing public works was always his passion. "I get little notes in the email, saying 'Hey! I just Project Gutenberg, and this is great stuff," Hart told WILL radio in Urbana in a 2003 interview. "You get people that just tickles their fancy, and they just read and read and read, and they're so happy about it."...
The Founder of the EBook Has Died

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1360546.html

Microsofts BUILD Kicks Off This Week Windows 8 Set To Shine

Windows 8.

Are you excited? Just the mere mention of it brings chills to the spines of PC junkies, and if Microsoft can deliver on even half of their promises, it ought to be a real doozey. Needless to say, the tech world at large is gearing up to hear an awful lot of new details surrounding the operating system this week. Up until now, very...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Microsofts-BUILD-Kicks-Off-This-Week-Windows-8-Set-To-Shine/

RIM BlackBerry Knight Speculated to be Limited Edition

There have arisen rumors of a mysterious, futuristic-looking gadget, speculated to be designed by Porsche, which many claim is RIMs upcoming device.

The handset is doing the rounds under the name of BlackBerry Knight or BlackBerry R47 or 9980.

Source:
http://www.devicemag.com/2011/09/12/rim-blackberry-knight-speculated-to-be-limited-edition/

lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2011

IBM And 3M Announce Joint Venture To Create 3D Towers Out Of Silicon Chips

Intel generated a lot of press with the unveiling of their 3D, low-power Tri-Gate transistor technology. Now it's IBM's turn to hop into the 3D waters. Today, the company announced that it's entered into a joint partnership with 3M to develop 3D semiconductors. They're going about things a little bit differently than Intel, though; rather than developing chips with raised elements, IBM and 3M want to create bricks� out of up to 100 separate silicon chips in a process known as 3D packaging.�The press release says that theoretically, the technology could develop a silicon brick� that brings memory, networking and

The key to 3D packaging lies in adhering chips to one another with glue that is capable of transferring heat without damaging logic circuitry. That's where 3M comes in. The company will be tasked with developing an adhesive that can meet those strict requirements as well as be applied to hundreds or thousands of chips at once. Current 3D packaging involves stacking chips one-by-one, a time-consuming procedure. IBM, on the other hand, will focus more on creating new 3D packaging processes capable of stacking hundreds of silicon wafers at once.
IBM And 3M Announce Joint Venture To Create 3D Towers Out Of Silicon Chips

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1358618.html

NinjaVideo Admins and Uploaders Indicted By Grand Jury

Five people connected to the video streaming and download site NinjaVideo have been indicted by a grand jury on copyright infringement and conspiracy charges.

All will stand trial in a U.S. District Court. The authorities hold the defendants responsible for providing access to unauthorized movies and TV-shows between 2008 and 2010, which allegedly earned the site more than $500,000.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/ninjavideo-admins-and-uploaders-indicted-by-grand-jury-110910/

Hacker Rattles Internet Security Circles

Digital security certificates were compromised, exposing online communications and shaking the foundations of Internet trust.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/technology/hacker-rattles-internet-security-circles.html?pagewanted=all

Facebook user posts threats on White House page

NBC reports that a Facebook user posted three threatening messages on the White House page warning of future 9/11-style terror attacks.

Source:
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/09/nbc-facebook-user-posts-911-threats-on-white-house-page/1

Upping Your GeekCred Cadence 4Bit Binary Watch

On the surface, the Cadence 4-bit Binary watch seems like nothing more than a basic time keeper.

And on some levels, thats all it is. Give its face more than a passing glance, however, and youll see what makes the watch so wonderfully geeky�its 4-bit labels. In lieu of numbers or roman numerals, the Cadence watch uses a 4-bit binary array to report the time.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/cs/blogs/mrtg/archive/2011/09/09/cadence-4-bit-binary-watch-upping-your-geek-cred.aspx

The elephant in the gigabit network room

Getting to gigabit networks isn't a cheap proposition, and once they are deployed, they generally cost more than the average person can afford.

This creates a chicken-and-egg problem around building applications that could help network adoption. Why build if there's no audience?

Source:
http://gigaom.com/broadband/the-elephant-in-the-gigabit-network-room/

domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

Google Launches DisasterPrep Features

"Geo" team uses Earth & Map software to help in times of emergency, employing a crowd-sourcing feature.

Source:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/blogs/press-here/Google-Launches-Disaster-Prep-Features-129538543.html

Skype adds XMPP support IM interoperability next

Skype quietly added some XMPP support to its most recentbeta last week.

Adopting the open protocol helps Sype to integrate with Facebook, but it could also be used for interoperability with other IM platforms. Just don't expect to call your Gtalk friends any time soon.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/06/28/skype-xmpp-support/

FBI Investigates Hacking of NBC News Twitter Account

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the Friday afternoon hacking of NBC News' Twitter account , the news organization reported on Saturday .

Source:
http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/fbi-investigates-hacking-of-nbc-news-twitter-account-20110910

FOIA Victory Will Shed More Light on Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phones

The D.C.

Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the government must turn over information from criminal prosecutions in which federal law enforcement agencies obtained cell-site location information without a warrant.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/eff-victory-forces-government-disclosure-court

Scientists build WiFi hunterkiller drone and call it SkyNET Viene Tormenta

SkyNET: a 3G-enabled mobile attack drone and stealth botmaster

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/10/scientists-build-wifi-hunter-killer-drone-and-call-it-skynet/

Bitly Says Web Users Move On To New Things Quickly Old Links Die Fast

The Internet hoards are fickle, easily distractible masses -- just look at the proliferation of Lolcats and the whole Rickroll phenomenon. We're not passing judgment -- who doesn't like a well-played Rickroll? -- we're just saying. Turns out, the popular link shortening site bit.ly thinks the same thing, only they have numbers to back it up. That awesome link you posted on Twitter? It'll see most of its clicks in less time than it takes to watch a Peter Jackson movie.

Engadget pointed us to a bit.ly blog post from earlier this week. Yeah, we're late to the party, but we didn't even know bit.ly had a blog, to be honest. The team tracked the click-life of 1,000 popular bit.ly links posted across several of the top social networks. They were looking for the links' ``half-life,� which bit.ly defined as ``the amount of time at which this link will receive half of the clicks it will ever receive after it's reached its peak.�...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2011

Google vs Facebook The war for online social games

Google's social network, Google+, recently sent tremors through the gaming world with the announcement that it would be launching a new social games service.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/09/09/google.facebook.social.war/index.html

Court ISP Not Responsible When Subscribers Infringe Copyrights

In a case brought by EMI against one of Germanys largest Internet service providers, a court has ruled that the ISP cannot be held liable when its subscribers infringe copyright.

Music giant EMI wanted the ISP to block a certain file-sharing site but the court decided otherwise and dismissed the case.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/court-isp-not-responsible-when-subscribers-infringe-copyrights-110908/

Adobe finally brings Flash to iPhone iPad

During the IBC trade show in Amsterdam on Friday, Adobe officially took the wraps off of its new Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adobe Flash Access 3.0 products, which will allow iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users to access Adobe Flash content.

Source:
http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/09/adobe-finally-brings-flash-to-iphone-and-ipad/

Verizon runs duelling iPad 2 Droid Bionic ads

Verizon had a rare instance of two major device ads running side-by-side on Tuesday. Its second-ever self-developed iPad 2 TV ad starts off much like its very technical Android tablet ads at the Verizon store but avoids specs in favor of showing what can actually be done with a 3G iPad, such as downloading from iBooks at the beach or posting to Twitter at the campground. "I'll take it," is all the woman at the end says....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Anonymous Unmasked Mugshots of the Faces the Feds Say Are Part Of The Hactivist Group

Images from the slideshow, Anonymous Unmasked: Mugshots of the Faces the Feds Say Are Part Of The 'Hactivist' Group.

Federal authorities in July arrested 16 alleged 'hackivists' they said were involved with the group Anonymous. Most of the defendants were accused of launching an attack on PayPal for disabling Wikileaks' account. Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, TPM has exclusively obtained their mugshots.

Source:
http://media.talkingpointsmemo.com/slideshow/anonymous-mugshots-unmasked

Judge Shuts Down Another Mass Copyright Case Characterizes Lawsuits as Massive Collection Scheme

This case, like many weve seen around the country, involved a pornographic work.

Plaintiff sued more than 5,000 individuals anonymously based only on their ISP addresses, for allegedly exchanging an infringing file over a BitTorrent network. The copyright owner claimed that participation in BitTorrent swarm� was a form of conspiracy, meaning it could sue everyone at once in California.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/judge-shuts-down-another-mass-copyright-case

Intel builders have trouble getting ultrabooks below 1000

Intel is having limited success getting PC builders' early ultrabooks under the $1,000 benchmark set by the MacBook Air if industry contact updates are accurate. The processor designer is trying to bring costs down by focusing not just on fiberglass but on plastic. Even skipping the aluminum-magnesium alloys due to costs and shortages, the early ultraportables from Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba were all said by Digitimes to be getting real-world prices over the intended target....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2011

iPhone 5 test photo hints at 8 megapixel camera

A picture of a plate of sushi was supposedly taken with an 8 megapixel camera on an iPhone 5.

Looks tasty.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/09/07/iphone-5-test-photo-hints-at-8-megapixel-camera/

Turntablefm App Coming To The iPhone

It's been a minute since we previously reported on Turntable.fm, the online music program/site that allows you to digitally spin tracks.

But the web-based

Source:
http://www.prefixmag.com/news/turntablefm-app-coming-to-the-iphone/56112/

This is what its like to be shot at with an AK47 via Jalopnik in FULL HD

From Jalopnik's Matt Hardigree: http://jalopnik.com/5836525/this-is-what-its-like-to-be-shot-at-with-an-ak+47 This is what it's like to be shot at with an AK...

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhESTArcrJY

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Cranks Up the Style

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition Cranks Up the Style

If the Thermaltake Level 10 GT wasn't visually striking enough for you, the just announced Snow Edition could be perfect. Good build quality, unique looks, and now glossy white paint makes this case a builder's dream. But get your credit card in hand before you get your heart set on it.

The relevant specs are the same as the original 10 GT with individual spaces for components like hard drives, power supplies, and the motherboard. While the overall construction quality of the 10 GT isn't as high as the original Level 10, it's much cheaper. The new Snow Edition will sell for about $280.

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/thermaltake_level_10_gt_snow_edition_cranks_style

Air Force getting 130 MPH exploding RC cars

If this didn't come straight from the White House, I wouldn't have believed it: the Air Force Research Lab just paid $25,000 for the rights to start building R/C cars that can chase down and immobilize fleeing vehicles with giant explosive airbags.

Sweet!

Source:
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/09/air-force-getti.php

2014 Lexus GS F To Feature Supercharged V8

There are all manner of rumors and conjecture surrounding the development of a high-performance Lexus GS F, including reports claiming the car could borrow the LFAs V-10, go the hybrid route, or simply feature a regular V-8.

The latest speculation is that the car will be coming in time for...

Source:
http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1065866_2014-lexus-gs-f-to-feature-supercharged-v-8

IBM and 3M creating layered chips bonded by adhesive

IBM and 3M creating layered chips bonded by adhesive

IBM and 3M are reportedly collaborating to develop new adhesives that will be designed for layered microprocessors. The stacked technology, which could be composed of up to 100 separate layers, is said to be geared for enterprise equipment, such as servers, or consumer electronics such as computers, smartphones, tablets or gaming devices.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=3e6ec08de0738e4f748fa11668837309

jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2011

In South Korea the Only Thing Worse Than Online Censorship is Secret Online Censorship

In South Korea, even the censors are being censored.

Professor K.S. Park, who sits on South Koreas nine-member Internet content regulatory board, has found his own blog under threat of censorship when he used it as platform to speak out for transparency and free expression.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/south-korea-only-thing-worse-online-censorship

UK Top 20 Video Games Chart

The weekly roundup shows old favourites and new bandicoots entering the hustings

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2011/sep/05/top-20-video-games

Yale hands out 64GB iPad 2s to entire Medical School student body

You just never know where the iPad 2 is going to show up these days.

From airplane cockpits to the NFL, the iPad is increasingly becoming a favored replacement for giant reams of paper.

Source:
http://www.edibleapple.com/yale-hands-out-64gb-ipad-2s-to-entire-medical-school-student-body/

Hackers may target cars next McAfee says

Carjacking takes on a new meaning as more sophisticated automotive systems could lead to more vulnerabilities.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20102565-94/hackers-may-target-cars-next-mcafee-says/

Scrub Your PC Clean Remove Malware in Four Easy Steps

Malware sucks.� In the best-case scenario, it craps up your system with unwanted files and occasionally makes itself known in the form of a persistent pop-up window or annoying browser-based toolbar.� In the worst-case scenario, malware completely takes over your desktop or laptop and ruins your life.�

But we're just getting started.� Javascript vulnerabilities---including blatant attacks that rely on a user's cooperativeness to work--can just as easily affect your browser as well.� If you're rocking Firefox, grab an extension called NoScript, which will allow you to turn a page's plugins elements off by default unless you trust the site enough to give ‘em a go.� Chrome doesn't have an add-on for the same feature, but you can disable Javascript by default in the browser's ``Under the Hood� settings section.� And if you want to specifically allow a site's Javascript to function, just click...

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Iridiums Newest Satellite Gear Gives You WiFi Across the Entire Planet

If you think your phone's data connection is shitty at home, just imagine being in the middle of the wilderness.

Or on a mountain. Or the ocean. Iridium's new super-rugged handset and access point sucks satellite signal everywhere you go.
Let's say you're in the middle of a glacier.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5838008/iridiums-newest-satellite-gear-gives-you-wifi-across-the-entire-planet

miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2011

Intel Unveils 16 New 32nm Processors

Intel today released a price list which included 16 new 32nm processors.

The new additions fill in gaps in the Celeron, Pentium, and Core product lines. The new additions are then further broken down into the desktop and mobile camps. On the desktop front, there are four Celeron models ranging from $47 to $52, three Pentium models ranging from $70 to $86, and four new Core i...

Source:
http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Unveils-16-New-32nm-Processors

Samsung labs tests Pure Breeze launcher for Android

Samsung labs tests Pure Breeze launcher for Android

Samsung�s San Jose Mobile Lab has released an experimental launcher for all Android devices that it calls Pure Breeze . It is a customizable user interface, which replaces a user�s default home screen, allowing them to organize their apps, groups, and tasks, and create shortcuts. It also adds a feature known as the �Kite,� which is a customizable floating window, always accessible with one touch, that allows a user to quickly access all their deployed widgets and shortcuts. A video of the UI is embedded below.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=7bc161209e4f22731e94a72cc08fb843

Awesome iPad Accessory

Check out this custom iPad dock...

Source:
http://www.instructables.com/id/iMacPad/

Can gamification help solve the online anonymity problem

Some news sites such as The Huffington Post use badges and other kinds of reward systems to encourage user engagement and positive behavior in their online communities.

Could doing this help Google overcome the downsides of anonymity without banning users who don't use their real name?

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2011/09/06/can-gamification-help-solve-the-online-anonymity-problem/

Apple takes on Chinese food company in logo dispute

Not shy about protecting its IP, Apple recently took umbrage with a Chinese food company's logo, claiming it's too similar to Apple's own.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/apple-takes-chinese-food-company-task-over-th

Patent Reform Legislation Set to Become Law But Will Make Few Meaningful Changes

After many years and many failed attempts, patent reform legislation is about to pass Congress and become law. (President Obama has signaled he will sign the current bill, which should make it out of Congress this week.) The good news: Washington, D.C. recognizes that the patent system is in dire need of reform.

The bad news: the new law will do virtually nothing to fix many of the systems fundamental problems.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/09/patent-reform-legislation-set-become-law-will-make

martes, 6 de septiembre de 2011

Wikileaks ICE IFPI Infiltrate Pirate Topsites

A diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks reveals that entertainment industry groups and law enforcement combined their efforts to infiltrate Warez Scene topsites.

One of the strategies they discuss during a 2009 meeting is to have an informant leak music before the official release date, to gain trust of the sites operator and gain access to the highly secured Scene servers.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/wikileaks-ice-ifpi-infiltrate-pirate-topsites-110905/

Who Deserves to be a Google Plus Suggested User

Google has unveiled a new "Suggested Users" list of celebrities--both Internet and otherwise--that it wants its users to check out.

But who should make the cut?

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392435,00.asp

When it comes to energy waste tech is hero and villain

Let's take a little quiz.

Which piece of home technology do you think uses the most electricity?

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/03/tech/innovation/energy-efficiency-technology/index.html

Hack a Stereo Jack Into a Bluetooth Headset for Wireless Streaming [HOW TO]

If you want a quick and easy way to stream music from your computer or phone to your home stereo and have an old Bluetooth headset lying around, Instructable user dex3844 has a simple guide to hack a stereo jack into it.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5837307/hack-a-stereo-jack-into-a-bluetooth-headset-for-wireless-streaming

Amazon tablet coming in November for 250

Much ink has been spilled in the rumor mill about a coming Amazonian tablet, and now those rumors look to be confirmed.

Source:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/02/amazon-tablet-coming-in-november-for-250/

Could Google be Resurrecting GDrive

Could Google be Resurrecting GDrive

Back in 2006, Google began work on an internal project codenamed Platypus. The core of the program was to provide every Gmail user with a cloud-based hard drive akin to Microsoft Skydrive or Dropbox. It was later revealed as GDrive, but it never launched. The project was quietly killed in 2008. But some new code in the Chromium project makes it seem like the service might be making an unexpected comeback.

GDrive was axed by senior Googlers for fear that it did not fit with the simple cloud-centric direction of the company. They didn't want people storing physical files in the Google cloud, they wanted people to just use web apps. This seemed to be the final word on the topic until a ticket referencing drive.google.com was found in Chromium recently.�...

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

Apple may add USB 30 to Macs before Intel

Apple might not only be still open to USB 3.0 but willing to add it before Intel does on its own, sources divulged Thursday. The company has reportedly been investigating third party USB 3.0 host controller chips now that the prices of these are negligible, at below $3. Its timing wasn't certain to VR-Zone informants but would preempt Intel's Panther Point chipset, which will officially add USB 3.0 sometime in the spring....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

lunes, 5 de septiembre de 2011

Mac cracks 6 desktop share iOS claims 53 real share

Apple broke through a symbolic barrier at the start of September as a study of desktop market share from NetApplications revealed that it had broken through the six percent mark in desktop usage share for the first time. The Mac hit 6.03 percent in August and had gained nearly a full point over the course of one year. Although it had yet to dislodge Microsoft from its dominant spot, almost all the gain was at Windows' expense, as the OS dipped from nearly 94 percent last August to 92.9 percent.......

Mac cracks 6 desktop share iOS claims 53 real share

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/mac-cracks-6-desktop-share-ios-claims-53-real

Microsoft gets slammed with lawsuit for tracking the location

Just when location troubles ended, Microsoft is now being sued for tracking the location of mobile customers without their consent.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/09/01/microsoft-gets-slammed-lawsuit-tracking-location-mobile-customers/

Browser Extension of the Week SearchPreview

Browser Extension of the Week SearchPreview

Is trawling through page after page of text generated in response to one of your search queries your idea of fun? We didn't think so. Let's face it: as great as the internet can be, trying to track down what you're after online can sometimes be a yawn-inducing drag. While it might not help you break any web search speed records, SearchPreview for Firefox and Google Chrome does make scrolling through search results a little more colorful by offer up an image of every page your search engine latches on to.

�While SearchPreview might be a one trick pony, it's a damn good trick. After installing it, all of your future Google searches will be injected with an image of what every page included in your query's results looks like. Having a image of a site you're one click away from browsing to not only makes determining whether it has what you're looking for a little bit easier, but also can help you decide whether opening it would help you survive your daily grind, or leave you with a written warning after accidentally opening up a screenful of NSFW awkwardness.�...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/columns/browser_extension_week_searchpreview

Apple Puts Old Version of Final Cut Pro Back on Sale

After facing customer backlash against Final Cut Pro X, Apple has relented and put Final Cut Studio 3 back on sale.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2011/09/02/final-cut-pro-legacy-resale/

BitTorrent Crushes iTunes in Apple Inspired Ads

Most people are familiar with Apples Mac vs.

PC advertising campaign that ran from 2006 to 2010. However, theres a BitTorrent spin-off to this series of ads that, until today, hasnt seen the light of day. Produced a few years ago for BitTorrent Inc, the BitTorrent vs. iTunes campaign shows BitTorrents superiority of Apples iTunes store.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-targets-itunes-in-apple-inspired-ads-110904/

The Worlds First 3D Rendered Film [VIDEO]

Forty years ago Ed Catmull, a computer scientist, pioneer of computer graphics and one of the founders of Pixar, created (along with Fred Parke, and Robert B.

Ingebretsen) what is believed to be the first digital rendered 3D film

Source:
http://thecreatorsproject.com/blog/the-worlds-first-3d-rendered-film-video

Five Best Note Taking Applications

Whether you're headed back to school this fall or you just want a better way to keep your notes, memos, and other tidbits of information organized, you have a number of applications to choose from.

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5837191/five-best-note-taking-applications

domingo, 4 de septiembre de 2011

Foursquares Major Step Towards Global Language ExpansionAdded Five New Languages to Its App

Foursquare has carried out every effort to make certain that their application is accessible to as many users as feasible.

Foursquare has added 5 new languages to its application which includes Thai, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, Korean and Bahasa.

Source:
http://www.techieapps.com/foursquare-major-step-towards-global-language-expansion-added-five-new-languages-to-its-app/

Mom Fixes the Printer PIC

Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Source:
http://urbansavior.com/picdump-a-day-922011/mom-fixes-the-printer/

Sextortion Hacker Gets 6 Years

Calling "sextortion" hacker Luis Mijangos' crimes a form of cyber-terrorism, U.S.

District Judge George H. King today sentenced the 32-year-old Santa Anan to six years in federal lockup.

Source:
http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/09/luis_mijangos_sextortion_hacke_2.php

Ford Evos concept uses the cloud to optimize driving

Ford Evos concept uses the cloud to optimize driving

Ford led into the Frankfurt Auto Show with a radical take on a car where Internet access and cloud storage is vital. The Evos Concept plug-in hybrid uses the cloud to store preferences about most aspects of the car. It can recognize driver behavior and optimize the powertrain to reflect driver habits, while it could could pick up an Internet radio stream from where the driver left off at home, shut off house lights when leaving, and pre-heat or cool the car based on the driver's schedule, not just the temperature.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1347572.html

Dell commits to Honeycomb update for Streak 7 tablet

Dell commits to Honeycomb update for Streak 7 tablet

Dell has reportedly committed to offering a Honeycomb update for the Streak 7 tablet. The device currently runs Android 2.2, which is focused on smartphone-size devices, however recent rumors suggested the company was working to outfit the Wi-Fi models with a tablet-optimized variant of the mobile OS. The official confirmation points to Android 3.2 as the chosen build, rather than an earlier version.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1346974.html

TechCrunch Editor Resigns

TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington is resigning as editor of the popular technology blog, and will run a $20 million venture-capital fund backed by TechCrunch-owner AOL and several private equity firms.

Source:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904583204576545302082353610.html

Toshibas AT200 worlds thinnest android tablet

AT200 successor of AT100/thrive.

The new ultra thin Toshiba AT200 tablet featuring Android 3.2 honeycomb,high definition screen. Thinnest android tablet among all.

Source:
http://gametecknow.com/2011/09/at200-toshiba-thinnest-android-tablet/