miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

China Beats US For the Worlds Fastest Supercomputer Title

The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1.4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee


Apple Beats Android in Britain

(Reuters) - The long-awaited iPhone 4S launch helped Apple Inc take top spot in the British smartphone market in October, overtaking phones using Google Inc's Android platform, data from research firm


Hackers target IPv6

If your IPv6 strategy is to delay implementation as long as you can, you still must address IPv6 security concerns right now.


Why I dont want an iPhone any more

I used to love the iPhone, but I'll never buy one again.

Here's why.


Valve039s Newell Piracy Is Basically A NonIssue for Our Company

Piracy's a scourge. It's had PC gaming pressed up against the ropes for years, remorselessly wailing away in what's easily one of tech history's most casualty ridden ``victimless� crimes. It's sent countless developers fleeing for consoles' comparitively cash-green pastures -- whether their assumptions were erroneous or not. So, how in the hell do we beat it? Well, in addition to previously discovered methods -- which include ``Dunno," ``Give up,� and "Have a good sob"�-- there's now ``Be Valve.�

``If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24/7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country 3 months after the US release, and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate's service is more valuable. Most DRM solutions diminish the value of the product by either directly restricting a customers use or by creating uncertainty,� Valve's Gabe Newell explained to The Cambridge Student.

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Google IO Pushed Back Extended

Google's Spring conference, known as Google I/O is one of the most anticipated events in tech these days. The search giant demos new products, talks about big ideas, and gives away a ton of gadgets. But Google I/O 2012 is going to be a little different. The conference has been pushed back nearly 2 months to late June, and developers might have to prove themselves worthy to even get in.

The new dates for the even are June 27-29, but the venue is the the same; Moscone Center in San Francisco. Google says the change has allowed it to extend the length of the event from 2 days to 3. Since no tickets have been sold, the change shouldn't affect anyone too badly. The other change is a vague suggestion that developer that want in should brush up on coding before tickets are available in February.

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The 8 Biggest Wind Farms in the World

A quick tour through the biggest wind farms in the world -- all of which are located in the United States.


martes, 29 de noviembre de 2011

25 free open source projects IT pros will love

SourceForge expert points out 25 lesser-known projects for IT folks.


Who Needs Keys When Siri Has Been Hacked to Start Cars

Last week we showed you how a developer had hacked Siri to operate his internet-connected thermostat.

But that's not cool. Starting your car using Siri, now that's cool. Actually, that's a bit unfair.


IT teaching in need of reform

The teaching of computer science needs to be reformed to make it more relevant to modern needs, says the government.


Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, Cowboys and Aliens tops the chart this week, followed by Conan the Barbarian.

Killer Elite completes the top three.


Its a Drones World We Just Live in It

The most advanced unmanned aircraft from around the planet.


Seagate Momentus XT 750GB Review

The hybrid drive gets a capacity boost and more NAND cache

On the raw disk level, the Momentus XT 750GB is identical to a standard Momentus 750GB drive, as borne out by low-level benchmarks like HDTune. The adaptive algorithm shows its worth in real-world benchmarks and tests, such as PCMark Vantage's HDD subtest and PCMark 7's secondary storage suite. As we ran PCMark Vantage multiple times, the algorithm copied the LBAs we accessed most to the NAND, bringing the HDD subscore from a first run of 5,471 to a stable score of 14,759. That number is three times higher than what the standard Momentus is capable of, but it doesn't come...

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lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

ASUS said aiming to ship 350000 Transformer Primes in 2011

ASUS said aiming to ship 350000 Transformer Primes in 2011

ASUS has relatively ambitious plans for the Transformer Prime, based on rumors from the part chain. Getting extra help in making touchscreens from TPK, it was estimated by Digitimes' contacts to be shipping 350,000 to 400,000 of the quad-core tablet by the end of the year. With ASUS officially predicting 1.8 million tablets shipped all year, the Transformer Prime could represent as much as a fifth of ASUS' whole sales by itself.......


We Have The Best Cyber Monday Deals In Tech Right Here

Why go out when you can shop from home?
Just when you thought your shopping was done for the weekend, here comes Cyber Monday, where online retailers start pushing their best deals.

If you're planning to avoid the hordes of deal-hungry shoppers who took to the real world streets this weekend and finish up your Holiday shopping online, we decided to help you out and do most of the bargain hunting for you


HOW TO Change Your Twitter Handle

Looking to change your Twitter handle? You don't have to create a new account -- you can simply modify your old Twitter handle and keep all of your followers.


Phuck Phishing Five Worst Typo Sites You Can Enter

When Al Gore created the information superhighway, he didn't account for wrong turns, most notably the frontage-road hucksters you encounter after you punch in a typo'd web address.


The Copyright Industry A Century Of Deceit TorrentFreak

It is said that those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it.

In the case of the copyright industry, they have learned that they can get new monopoly benefits and rent-seeker's benefits every time there is a new technology, if they just complain loudly enough to the legislators.


Four hack suspects linked to terrorist group

AT&T hack suspects arrested in the Philippines worked for terrorist group that funded deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008, police say.


DSLR Complete With Flash Card Survives 1 Year Soak in the Pacific Ocean Google Reunites Camera With Owner

Life has taught me that death and taxes are constants, and it's also reinforced the concept that dropping my camera in the ocean is pretty much game over when it comes to my vacation photos. Fast forward to 2011 however, and Google + has made the impossible, possible. Deep sea diver Markus Tompson was scuba diving in Deep Bay Vancouver Canada, when he swam past a rather odd looking object. It turns out the item that caught his eye was a corroding Canon Rebel DSLR, complete with neck strap , and flash card. �Apparently the flash card

The camera itself as you can see from the picture won't be much use anymore, but the fact that the flash card not only survived, but still worked after all that time submerged under salt water is amazing to say the least. Tompson has since been in touch with the owner, and the vacation photos are going to be reunited with the owner. �...

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domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Aussie ISPs Propose AntiFileSharing Warning Notice Scheme

Five of Australia's largest ISPs have today put forward a detailed proposal to deal with the issue of illicit file-sharing.

The paper proposes the implementation of a warning letter process, but unlike the 3 strikes-style regime in neighboring New Zealand, would not include an Internet disconnection sanction. Instead, rightsholders would head back to the legal system to punish persistent infringers.


TVShack Admin Extradition Ruling To Arrive January 2012

As reported previously, Richard ODwyer, the former administrator of the now defunct UK-based video links site TVShack, is continuing with his fight against extradition to the United States.

Richard appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court Tuesday, as usual with support from his mother Julia. Yesterday we were supposed to continue with the arguments on dual criminality [...]


Microsoft Weve Had SiriLike Tech for More Than a Year

Is Microsoft jealous of Siri? No, according to chief research and strategy officer Craig Mundie, because Microsoft has had its own version of Siri available for over a year.


Is This The Future Of eReaders

SEOUL, South Korea -- A new electronic display is poised to challenge power-hungry LCDs after U.S. mobile chip maker Qualcomm Inc. teamed up with a South Korean bookseller to introduce a new e-reader.

The "Kyobo eReader" was unveiled this week in Seoul and will reach South Korean consumers as early as Dec. 1, Kyobo Book Centre officials said Thursday.


EU court rules against web filters to block file sharing

LUXEMBOURG � Internet service providers cannot be forced to install filters aimed at preventing people from illegally downloading music and other files, the EUs top court ruled Thursday.

The decision by the European Union Court of Justice is a defeat for backers of web filters, including artists and the entertainment industry.


sábado, 26 de noviembre de 2011

One third of Internet customers will use a tablet in 2014

The iPad has catapulted tablet use to the forefront of must-have devices.

By the end of 2014, around 90 million people will be using a tablet. What are your thoughts? Do you think you will get one any time soon?


Google Expands AutoComplete Blacklist

It's been a while, so you could be forgiven for letting it slip your mind, but Google is in the habit of censoring its auto-complete suggestions. Starting almost a year ago El Goog began removing suggestions for content relating to search terms like torrent, bittorrent, and RapidShare. According to TorrentFreak, a recent update to Google's search tools has expanded the auto-complete blackout to include the names of file sharing websites.

Users that enter searches including terms like pirate bay, isohunt, and btmon are finding their searches pull up no suggestions. It's just a few extra keystrokes, so what's the harm? Statistics have shown that limiting auto-complete results negatively affects the traffic for sites. The sites are still in search results, but people find them less. These moves are likely undertaken to win support from the entertainment industry.
Google Expands AutoComplete Blacklist


9 Tips for Activating the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Ive been lucky enough to learn about entrepreneurship, leadership and teamwork from supportive family members and forward-thinking mentors.

Here are 9 invaluable lessons Ive taken away.


The 5 Apple technologies Im most thankful for

Apple has done a lot in terms of pushing sometimes marginal technology to the fore, something it may be able to do with NFC soon, too.

But narrowing down that list to a few choice selections that stand out above the rest is surprisingly easy.


iPhone owners still more loyal than on Android BlackBerry

iPhone owners still more loyal than on Android BlackBerry

iPhone users are still very likely to remain loyal to the platform even with stepped up competition, GfK determined in a new study. Scanning the US, Brazil, China, Japan, and the largest five countries in Europe, it found that 84 percent of those who'd bought into Apple's ecosystem planned to buy another iPhone with their next upgrade. Only 60 percent of Android users anticipated the same, suggesting that a small but significant number would jump ship.......


Feds Seize 130 Domain Names in Mass Crackdown

US authorities have initiated the largest round of domain name seizures yet as part of their continued crackdown on counterfeit and piracy-related websites.

With just a few days to go until Cyber Monday� more than 100 domain names have been taken over by the feds to protect the commercial interests of US companies. The seizures are disputable, as the SOPA bill which aims to specifically legitimize such actions is still pending in Congress.


The Real Cost of a Stolen Identity

Those who have had their identity stolen know the feelings of helplessness and violation that it can bring.

The costs go beyond the pocketbook � it can be devastating to know that someone else out there is posing as you. What decisions are they making in your name? How much of your money have they spent? What can you do about it?


viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

European Parliament backs net neutrality

Net neutrality, which is short for network neutrality, is defined as a network design principle that pushes for few or no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on the types of data or networks that users can access on the World Wide Web.


City039s Water Control System Hacked Because of ThreeCharacter Password

There is a lot of emphasis on computer security these days. Strong passwords, encryption, the whole nine yards. Apparently no one told a community called South Houston in Texas, USA. According to various confirmed reports, the municipality was using a simple three-character password to protect its Internet-facing SCADA system, which controls water and sewage systems. This system was accessed by a hacker known only as pr0f as a proof of concept. Yikes.

"This was barely a hack. A child who knows how the HMI that comes with Simatic works could have accomplished this,� hacker pr0f said in an email. He went on to call the error an example of gross stupidity.� Pr0f claims to have used a simple port scanner to look for instances of SCADA systems with web interfaces after being angered by the US Department of Homeland Security's downplay of an earlier unrelated SCADA attack.
City039s Water Control System Hacked Because of ThreeCharacter Password


The UP Wristband Reminds You To Live

Now heres an interesting new gadget: with todays hectic, busy lifestyles, its easy to get sucked into an activity and forget about normal life things like moving around or eating regularly.


RealLife US Army to Battle US Navy in Modern Warfare 3

GamePro News: Real-Life U.S.

Army to Battle U.S. Navy in Modern Warfare 3


How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]

Fewer than 25% of students know how to perform a "reasonably well-executed search" of web information.

This inforgraphic shares a few essential Google search tips and tricks.


Nintendo Wii hits fifth birthday after rollercoaster sales

Yet another game console had an anniversary in the past week as the Nintendo Wii turned five years old on Sunday, just as its creator launched a long-delayed game, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The company's most successful console by sales launched November 19, 2006 and was an immediate return to form for Nintendo. Most of its first few years were spent in near perpetual shortages, even lasting into early 2010, and led to a total of 88.3 million shipping as of October....


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10 gifts your mobile device fanatic will love

Help your loved ones make the most of their mobile devices and turn some heads, too when you give them one of these stupendous accessories? for their tablets or smartphones.


jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2011

Wyden Protect IP Act may pass if Americans dont call Congress

The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act (Protect IP) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) are like two peas in a pod, Sen.

Ron Wyden, the bills most vocal opponent in the U.S. Senate, explained to Raw Story in an exclusive interview. These are Web blacklisting bills, Web censorship bills, and anybody with a Web site would be vulnerable, he said, a tone of urgency prevailing in his voice


Funny Numbers Peg Apple Being on Pace to Become Largest PC Vendor in 2012

When it comes to Macs versus PCs, Apple versus Microsoft, and iOS versus Windows, haters gonna hate no matter which side you choose, if in fact you're not completely platform agnostic.

There's nothing we can do about that. All we can do is observe and report the facts, and in this case, a market research firm is saying Apple is on track to...


Got a cell phone Someones following you at the mall

Heres a holiday story thats sure to set off the tin-foil-hat brigade �

Two U.S. malls are planning to use during the holiday shopping season a technology that lets them track the movement of customers via their cell phones


Android May Dominate the Numbers But iPhone Most Desired

Advertising and data analysis firm Millennial Media issued its monthly mobile trends report this morning for October and showed that the iPhone was the most used single device in the for the month with nearly 13% of all use across its network.

The trend has been set on multiple lists to be released recently: while Android might dominate the ecosystem, the iPhone as a singular device is the most used smartphone on the market....


Samsung mocks iPhone 4S buyers in new commercial

Samsung's latest Galaxy S2 commercial has mercilessly mocked the loyal Apple iPhone fans who recently waited in line for the new 4S smartphone.


Apple Gains Control of Rogue iPhone Porn Sites

Apple is a family-friendly company, and it just wouldn't do to have any inappropriate shenanigans going on using Apple trademarks, right? Well, Apple certainly thinks so. To those ends, Apple is now the proud owner of seven adult website domains that included the term iPhone in the address. The iPhone maker filed suit with the World Intellectual Property Organization to secure the sites.

Apple was willing to go to court over pages like iphone4s.com, porn4iphones.com, and others, but dropped the suit when the owner opted to hand them over rather than face Apple's unstoppable legal machine. The sites forwarded to mobile pron sites that were geared toward devices like the iPhone. In fact, the sites still point there . Now that Apple has access to the domains, it might want to do something about that.

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Apple recruiting senior web execs for cloud apps

Apple is on a hiring spree to get "senior-level" officials for a bigger push into web apps, insiders reportedly divulged Tuesday night. It has been hiring generally hard to get managers, the Wall Street Journal heard, and might put them in upper echelons if they're a match with Apple's corporate culture. The company is said to have been aggressive, including chasing a "prominent Internet entrepreneur" this year....


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miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

Occupy Flash Calls for Disabling Flash in Desktop Browsers

Adobe had recently given up on Flash Player for mobile.

Now some developers who claim to have worked for Adobe and have never coded for any of Adobes competitors, have come together to disable Flash in web browsers.


TechCrunch Yet Another Blas Android Phone Samsung Illusion Headed To Verizon Tomorrow At 7999

You know, I'm beginning to think that Samsung's factory lines are rigged up like the bus in Speed.

If at any time they drop below 50 newly created Android phones per month, bam! Factory falls down and Keanu Reeves never hooks up with Sandra Bullock.

Alternative Intro: Samsung and Verizon are incredibly excited about their latest handset, the Samsung Illusion. You can always tell a company is excited about a product when much of the press release


Top 5 Apple iPhone Apps For The Volkswagen Fan

You know the drill here people: It's a Monday, everyone's least favorite day of the week.


Future Technology of the Old USSR

Until 1989, the USSR was a dominant world superpower, however their communist system kept tight reigns on what could go in and out of the country.

Starting in 1957, the space race between the USA and Russia had the two countries competing for supremacy in space exploration. This competition led both countries to push innovation and science in education.


NVIDIA chief quadcore tablets to drop to 299 near spring

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang in a media conversation Friday anticipated that the price of quad-core tablets would drop around the spring. Tablets running the Tegra 3 chip would reach $299 within "a couple quarters," he said with Engadget and others in attendance. He didn't say who would reach the milestone or what components it would take....


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Buffy the Facebook Phone will Fail

Nobody can predict the future, but a combination of common sense, reality, and historical precedent point to the probability that a phone that focuses so acutely on Facebook will fail miserably.


martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

Android dubbed a cyber menace as mobile malware explodes

While Android is hugely popular, it's also the most highly targeted OS for mobile malware.

In fact, numerous security firms predict doom and gloom for Droid security in the 2012 mobile device ecosystem; cybercriminals may view Android as the new low-hanging fruit. Android mobile malware has 'exploded' and was dubbed one of the biggest cyber menaces for government.


Nexus S gets Android 40 early through opensource port

Google's posting of the Android 4.0 source code has led to an early port to the Nexus S for those willing to experiment. The custom-built firmware has most hardware and software features working, including 4.0-specific features like hardware acceleration of the interface and Face Unlock. A follow-up Wi-Fi patch is needed to get the shorter-ranged wireless working, but it can otherwise work as a full phone.......

Nexus S gets Android 40 early through opensource port


Starz Outlines its Digital Strategy Post Netflix

With Netflix's 21.5 million streaming subscribers set to lose access to Starz's content in February 2012, everyone has been left wondering what comes next. The company's content catalog currently includes hundreds of movies from Sony and Walt Disney, including several original programs such as Spartacus� and Boss�. Will the company retreat back to the safety of established cable networks? According to Starz President Chris Albrecht they still have a bright future ahead of them online, but will soon be going direct to customers with an HBO Go-like application for phones, tablets, and other popular streaming platforms.

Albrecht described his decision to cut ties with Netflix as a big boy choice�, and claimed that it would benefit his company in the long run. "We would have eroded...our core business," Albrecht said at the investor conference for his channel's parent company, Liberty Media. "Within two to three years the Netflix deal would have been a drag on Starz's earnings."...
Starz Outlines its Digital Strategy Post Netflix


Apples biggest store ever to be revealed tomorrow in Grand Central Station

Apple's Grand Central store may be revealed as soon as tomorrow morning.


What to make of Facebooks oversharing

Are the concerns about oversharing issues with news apps valid for the masses on the supersized social network? Maybe not.


VIDEO Amazon Kindle Fire gets torn open repairs deemed simple

The group at iFixit recently tore open the Amazon Kindle Fire to get a good look at its hardware.


Inmates harass victims via Facebook

Lisa Gesik hesitates to log into her Facebook account nowadays because of unwanted "friend" requests, not from long-ago classmates but from the ex-husband now in prison for kidnapping her and her daughter.


lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2011

Olympus Pen Worth the hype

Olympus continues to package high-quality stills and user-friendly features into its PEN series with the seriously slimmed down E-PL3.


Spotify Loses Over 200 Labels Following NPD Report

A recent study from NPD Group and the National Music Business Association seems to have at least some record labels spooked. The report claims that streaming services like Spotify and Rdio are damaging actual music sales. In response, one distributor has pulled its 200+ music labels off of streaming service Spotify.�

STHoldings sought comment from the 238 labels it represented, and found that only 4 wanted to stay on Spotify. The remainder were removed. The distributor said in a statement that it was only doing what it felt was best for the artists. Spotify stands by its model, pointing out that many users were previously pirates, who generated no money for rights holders. There is also something to be said for the promotional angle of Spotify.�...
Spotify Loses Over 200 Labels Following NPD Report


Social Media Plays Witness to Clash in Egypts Capital [DEVELOPING]

As riot police strike back against protestors, citizens take to Twitter and Youtube to show the devastation.


Edward R Murrows See It Now Turns 60 [Videos]

On November 18, 1951, journalist Edward R.

Murrow united the states of America. On the premiere episode of See it Now, Murrow showcased technology made possible by the recently completed transcontinental coaxial cable, which linked the East and West Coasts of the United States and made live video transmission between the two possible.


Google Checkout folds into Wallet to unify mobile web

In a lower-key move next to its Google Music store launch, Google said it was rolling Google Checkout into Google Wallet. The switch makes the system that handles NFC-based mobile payments the same that handles regular web sales. Android Market, Google+ games, and YouTube movie rentals will all use Wallet, while a Wallet sign-in will work at any third-party store that takes either the new format or Checkout....


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Changing the world DARPAs top inventions

We all know DARPA gets a lot of credit for creating the original internet, but you'll be amazed at how deep its influence runs in almost every key area of current computing technology.


Apple iPad Tops Most Wanted Holiday Wish List

It looks like Apple will have a roaring business this winter.

Apparently the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone top the holiday wish list of kids aged between 6 & 12.


domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

What The Heck Is iCloud Infographic

A deeper look at what iCloud is all about?


SOPAs latest threat IP blocking privacybusting packet inspection

A little-noticed section of the Stop Online Piracy Act could require deep-packet inspection and blocking IP addresses of copyright-infringing Web sites, a significant change from earlier versions.

Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Privacy Inc..


Anonymous Leaks Another Computer Experts Personal Emails

In a typically nasty personal-political combo, Anonymous has leaked thousands of private emails belonging to a retired California cybercrime investigator named Fred Bacalagan, in what they say is payback for the recent Occupy Wall Street crackdown.


ATTs first LTE smartphones are almost too fast Almost

Earlier this week, AT&T began selling its first LTE smartphones: the HTC Vivid and the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Ive been testing both for a few days and I am blown away by the data connection speeds on these phones.


Controlling a Robot From a Smartphones Headphone Jack

The concept is quite simple: put a wheeled chassis on a smart phone or iPod Touch that allows for using the device as the 'brain.' But that simplicity is what makes the robot, called Romo, powerful.

Since the controls are contained entirely within the phone, they can be downloaded as apps. One can add new physical capabilities to Romo -� a claw, or a scoop -� but that doesn't require any new additions to the phone. Also, the controls are thro


sábado, 19 de noviembre de 2011

Stay Modern 25 Awesome Mods for Modern Games

Stay Modern 25 Awesome Mods for Modern Games

Nothing speaks to the power and flexibility of the PC platform quite like game modding. Dedicated groups of hardcore fans toil for months on end to bring us a massive offering of new gameplay modes, tweaks, rebalances, texture packs, content packs, and total conversions that improve, expand, and transform the games we love.

Have a favorite mod/tweak/total conversion you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments!...


iPad most wanted holiday gift among young children study finds

If you have children aged 6-12 in your family, chances are they want an iPad, iPod touch or an iPhone for the holidays.

According to new data from The


5 Free iPhone Apps to Help You Quit Smoking

Yesterday could have been your last day as a smoker.

You could make today the first day in years that you don't light up.


Whodini Extracting contact gold from messy inboxes

What if a product could sort through all the messy chatter and lunch invitations that fill a companys inboxes to pinpoint exactly who has expertise in what, and then automatically created a searchable directory of profiles? Thats what start-up Whodini is aiming for.


5 Official Websites You Wont Believe Are This Bad

Every once in a while a website for a famous, successful actor, (or popular film, or service), will show up, and even though the subject is worth lots of money and has a whole team of people to worry about its image, the website is shockingly terrible.


Police Raid BitTorrent Trackerand Arrest its Hosting Provider

This week an operation led by a powerful anti-piracy group closed down a 6-year-old BitTorrent tracker.

The site had already been targeted following the verdict in the original Pirate Bay trial, but had quickly announced their intentions to go 100% legal. This week, however, people said to be behind the site were arrested. Most surprisingly, one of them was the owner of the company supplying them bandwidth.


viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011

When an iPod gets stuck inside you

'Stuck Up' is a new book of X-rays showing strange objects in people's innards.

Cassette tapes are a rare find these days; iPods are not.


Coming soon Streaming media between devices without a router

Last month, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new feature being added to the wireless connectivity standard.

Called Wi-Fi Direct, it allows devices to talk directly to each other via Wi-Fi. Here's how it works.


Proof That Girls Are Better At The Internet Than Boys

There is this enduring, annoying stuff about how girls dont use the internet as much as guys.


Data Throttling Appears To Be Worse In England Than In The United States

Data throttling during the busy hours of 7:00 to 9:00 pm drops up to 70% in some areas of the UK.

We dont know if it is the ISPs or if the infrastructure just cannot support that current number of broadband users. This appears a lot worse that what we generally see in the United States.


DIY iPhone Chargers

To recharge your iPhone, you could just use the standard charger that?came with it, but what if you can't or just don't want to??


Lenovo may undercut Apple with 800 ultrabook X1 Hybrid

Lenovo may be one of the first Windows PC builders to significantly undercut the current MacBook Air in price. An escaped roadmap (...


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jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2011

Best of the Year 2011

138 Winners from over 2000 reviews across 19 different categories


EReaders Making Readers Out of More People Than Ever

Perhaps, in this case, technology is the savior of the old dead-tree media.

Plus, over time, its a lot more environmentally sound. Check out the infographic for the details on that aspect of things.


No BS Podcast 181 Turning The Heat Up To 11

If you'll recall, we lost 20 minutes of the last No BS Podcast to the Macbook Pro in the podcast recording studio. For this week's episode, it ate a mere 10 minutes of the rant. So thank you, Macbook, for screwing us somewhat less than you did last time. But don't fret--even without those 10 minutes, you're getting a solid hour of news and discussion about ultrabooks, Battlefield 3, the most high-tech thermostat ever, and more.

Computer trouble? Star Trek argument? Need advice? Just need to get something off your chest? A secret to share? Email us at maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com or call our 24-hour No BS Podcast hotline at 877.404.1337 x1337--operators are not standing by.
No BS Podcast 181 Turning The Heat Up To 11


Boxees Live TV stick lets you joyfully end your cable subscription

Boxee is releasing a new Live TV stick add-on for its streaming media set-top box that will allow owners to gain access to live television channels, the company announced today.


How Hackers Take Over Web Sites with SQL Injection DDoS

Even if youve only loosely followed the events of the hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec, youve probably heard about web sites and services being hacked, like the infamous Sony hacks.

Have you ever wondered how they do it?


Logitech Loses 100 Million on Google TV

A few days ago we reported that Logitech was suffering from a bit of early adopter's remorse with regards to its hard six bet on Google TV, and now we know why. According to an interview conducted with Logitech's new CEO Guerrino De Luca, Logitech lost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million trying to peddle the Revue. "To make the long story short, we thought we had invented sliced bread, and we just made them," De Luca told analysts. "We just built a lot because we expected everybody to line up for Christmas and buy these boxes for $300,

All this talk about Logitech and Google TV makes us wonder how D-Link has been making out with the Boxee Box. We haven't heard a peep out of either party since the hardware came out more than a year ago, but I suppose only time will tell.�...
Logitech Loses 100 Million on Google TV


ATT Were not seeing subscribers flee to iPhone rivals

AT&T isn't seeing its network subscribers jumping the fence for greener pastures in the wake of rivals Sprint and Verizon getting the Apple iPhone, an AT&T executive said in an interview with MarketWatch Wednesday.

Instead, it hasn't seen subscriber loss rates change at all


miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

Occupy the Airwaves Will Anonymous Hijack TV and Radio Stations

The Occupy movement may move to occupying the airwaves by hackers hijacking the Emergency Alert System on radio and TV stations to broadcast their message across the country.

Think V for Vendetta, Live Free or Die Hard, or War of the Worlds type messages instead of 'this is a test.'


CWA Says Yes to ATT Merging With TMobile

The Communications Workers of America claims the merger will create 96,000 new jobs in the United States.

An additional 5,000 call center jobs that are currently overseas will be brought back to the U.S. if the FCC approves the purchase by AT&T.


Hands On with iTunes Match

After a delay, the iCloud music matcher is live.

Here's what we found out when giving it a try.


Mac OS X Lion growth slows hits 16 of Mac share

Adoption of Mac OS X Lion has slowed significantly in the past month, Chitika found in its latest web traffic results. While it was up to 14 percent in September after being available for two months, it had moved just two percent more by late October to hit 16 percent of the Mac user base. Snow Leopard still had a clear majority at 55 percent, while even the four years old Leopard was at 22 percent.......

Mac OS X Lion growth slows hits 16 of Mac share


Still love Blackberrys Two more are on the way

RIM announces the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and the BlackBerry Curve 9380, which both run on the BlackBerry 7 operating system.

Still no signs of any BBX phones yet.


YouTube in the Google era 5 years of hits

Five years after Google closed its mega-deal, a look back at some of the more memorable YouTube uploads


martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

Unboxing the Amazon Kindle Fire

You have to love a box with a sense of humor.

The Amazon Kindle Fire comes in that box, with a nod to Amazon's signature brown-cardboard packaging and a splash of color.


Why Apple Will Lose The Christmas 2011 Tablet Race Or Why iPad 2 Needs A Price Drop

Does one person in your family get a tablet this year or does everyone? When it comes time to do your Christmas shopping, and you have $600 to spend, do you buy one 32GB WiFi-only iPad 2 without GPS, or do you buy two Vizio tablets and one Kindle Fire?


Exclusive CrowdControl launches brings AI to crowdsourcing

A new startup called CrowdControl is launching today, and it aims to bring order to the world of crowdsourcing by using artificial intelligence to judge workers' accuracy.

Think Amazon Mechanical Turk, only with a quality control mechanism in place to help ensure jobs get done right.


iOS 501 triggers address book bug for certain users

Designed to fix several bugs, Apple's iOS 5.0.1 update seems to have introduced at least one bug for a number of users--namely the inability to remember contacts in the address book.


TV Ad Counters Felony Streaming Bill

Civil liberties activist groups Demand Progress and Fight for the Future announced that they are teaming up to air an ad thats critical of Senator Amy Klobuchars (D-MN) ???felony streaming??? bill S.978.

The ad will air on cable news and Comedy Central throughout Minneapolis and Saint Paul at least through this week, coinciding with the [...]


Nab An Eee Pad Transformer For The Price Of A Bookstore Tablet At Best Buy On Black Friday

So the Kindle Fire's out, and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet is due any day now, too. But if you're in the mood for a cheap, yet awesome tablet this holiday season, it might just be worth it to brave the crowds and -- GASP -- venture out to Best Buy on Black Friday. A leaked ad shows that the older, but still viable Asus Eee Pad Transformer will be available for just $250 on that crappiest of days. That's the same price as the Nook Tablet and just $50 more than the Fire.

Sure, the new, quad-core Eee Pad Transformer Prime is slated to arrive before Christmas, too, but that'll set you back at least $500. And going by specs, the normal Eee Pad Transformer that we know and love stands up strong against the bookstore tablets, with a bigger display and better resolution and twice the storage and RAM of the Fire, at 16GB and 1GB, respectively. The Transformer also has a lot of nifty features that the bookstore tablets just can't match, including a plethora of ports, Bluetooth support, an HD camera and more. The price doesn't include...

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lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

What iPhones really cost We reveal piece by piece what it actually cost Apple to make the 4S

Out of contract, the iPhone 4S will cost you ?499, but the nuts, bolts and high-end circuitry inside cost far less.


Witcher 2 Surpasses 250000 Paid Digital Downloads

Witcher 2 Surpasses 250000 Paid Digital Downloads

Skyrim may be the big budget game on everyone's minds today, but it isn't the only kick-ass RPG that was released this year. We found a lot of things to like in The Witcher 2 when we reviewed it back in June, and hey, it's even DRM free! While other publishers would have you believe that ditching digital protection is akin to asking for pirates to pillage games, CD Projekt has announced that The Witcher 2 has sold over a quarter million digital copies.

The company announced at the end of August that The Witcher 2 was about to pass 1 million sales, a milestone that has surely fallen by now. Not too shabby for a PC-exclusive RPG. Of course, CD Projekt is now hard at work developing an Xbox 360 port of the title, so the PC-exclusive� disclaimer will have to be retired before long -- but PC gamers will continue to have access to totally free DLC, something console gamers can't claim.


iOS 5 battery fix gets mixed reviewsplus more fuel for Apple rumor mill

CNET's Josh Lowensohn talks about the fix Apple issued this week for the iPhone battery-life issue.

He also gives you the rest of the big Apple news and rumors in this edition of Apple Talk Weekly.


5 Most Disastrous Computer Glitches

There are certain jobs where making the same mistakes can cost companies billions of dollars, and sometimes costs people their lives.


Top 15 mobile phones of 2011 compared around the world

2011 is going to end soon and this year we have seen plenty of new mobiles which rock the world and If you call year 2011 a year of smart phone manufacturer war year� then it will be true.


US investigating electric car batteries after Volt fire

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reportedly looking into the safety of lithium-ion batteries used in electric automobiles. The action identified by Bloomberg tipsters comes in the aftermath of a recent battery fire involving a Chevy Volt. The scope of investigation will most probably include plug-in vehicles from Nissan and Ford, as well as other General Motors subsidiaries.......

US investigating electric car batteries after Volt fire


Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPhone 4S Smartphones

Been holding out for an unlocked iPhone 4S in the States? It's here! Apple recently started selling completely unlocked iPhone 4S handsets on their Web site, giving those who managed to cling tight to their funds a chance to buy an iPhone 4S off-contract and with no carrier lock involved.

If you aren't familiar with unlocked phones, the unlocked...


domingo, 13 de noviembre de 2011

7 Tips For Decreasing Load Times of Web Pages Using CSS and Javascripts

Many tools are available are available out there that can help you ameliorat your web pages loading speed, so here is a list of 7 Ways of Improving Your Page Load Time Using CSS and JavaScript.


Top 10 Gadgets You Should Have In Your Go Bag

We share a lot of cool gadgets around here, but there are a few tech essentials we think should be in every geek's laptop bag.

Here are the 10 coolest (and most useful) gadgets you should always have with you.


iPhone Battery Bug Persists Following iOS Update Users Say

Apple yesterday rolled out its iOS 5.0.1 software update which, among other things, was supposed to stomp out a bug that causes iPhones and other iOS devices to lose battery life faster than they should.

It also added things like multitasking gestures for the original iPad, better voice recognition for Australian users, and got rid of another...


Sign Documents from Your Smartphone or Computer with SignNow

If you need to sign a legal document while away from your home or office you can use free webapp SignNow to upload a pdf of the document, sign the document electronically, and email it to wherever it needs to go, all without having to pay or register with SignNow.


RIM Confirms More BlackBerry Issues Currently Investigating Cause

RIM Confirms More BlackBerry Issues Currently Investigating Cause

Earlier today, RIM confirmed that some customers are experiencing delayed or disrupted BlackBerry services, and the company is looking into it. Even this small hint that RIM could be on the verge of another outage has some customers up in arms. Last month the maker of BlackBerry smartphones experienced a multi-day outage that affected almost all users of the devices. Today, reports of problems seem to be increasing again.

According to RIM, they believe the issue to be localized in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Though, the previous outage started a a local problem before spreading globally. Most of today's reports are of emails going missing, or being severely delayed. This indicates a problem with the BlackBerry Email Servers, which serve all mail for Blackberry users.


Shoot the Pirate Copyright Campaign Descends Into Real Violence

While observers criticize Western companies for their aggressive anti-piracy campaigns, elements of the creative industries in South Africa are taking things to a whole new level.

With their Shoot the Pirate� campaign, music and TV industry players have taken to the streets with threats to fight violence with violence.� Hacks into Sony computers to obtain content and warnings of a blood bath only add to the bizarre mix.


sábado, 12 de noviembre de 2011

Nintendo may be working on twotablet Wii U control support

Nintendo's Wii U might get a much-requested support for two of its signature tablet controllers. A developer executive claimed to Develop that there were clues in the code that it was being readied to support the special, very high speed wireless controllers. The console designer looked like it was "on the cusp" of solving the problems that had led it to at first limit the Wii U to one of the special gamepads.......

Nintendo may be working on twotablet Wii U control support


Who Really Invented the Computer

If someone up and asked you "who invented the computer," how would you respond? Bill Gates? Steve Jobs? Al Gore? Or say you're more historically savvy, might you venture Alan Turing? Perhaps Konrad Zuse? All of the above could prove wrong, depending on what a British research team and millions of dollars turn up over the next decade.


How To Erase Your Digital Footprint

With the rise of identity theft, corporate tracking, and the ability of Big Brother� to access our private data, it is more important than ever for Internet users to be aware of how past and future data can be erased and controlled more effectively.


TalkTalk Virgin and Sky Asked to Block Newzbin2

Following on from their success against ISP BT, the MPA have been busy writing to other UK service providers with a request for them to start blocking Newzbin2.

The MPA confirmed they had contacted the major ISPs � Virgin Media, Sky and TalkTalk all said they had received letters from Hollywood. There are some elements [...]


Google releases satellite images of Iranian cities which UN says may be used for nuclear weaponisation

Satellite images of Arak and Natanz show changes to the facilities in the two Iranian areas when compared to images taken in October 2010.


Barnes and Noble Seeks Government Investigation Of Microsoft Patent Claims

Over the last year, Microsoft has embarked on a crusade to secure license fees from device makers that use the Android operating system. While Google provides the Android source code for free, Microsoft claims to own patents infringed by Android. most OEMs have capitulated and payed up, but Barnes and Noble, which sells the Nook line of e-readers, has gone to court. Today, the bookseller turned tablet-pusher has asked the feds to get involved. B&N claims that regulators should investigate Microsoft for attempting to drive competition out of business.

Barnes and Noble doesn't pull any punches in calling calling Microsoft's five Android patents ``trivial and outmoded.� Already Samsung, HTC, and assorted ODMs are paying Microsoft for every Android device sold. Barnes and Noble claims that Redmond is seeking to prevent it from competing with upcoming devices by increasing costs on its low-cost reading devices.

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Facebook privacy overhaul

The social network will ask users to opt into future changes to the way it uses their personal information according to a report.


viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2011

Take on Helicopters Takes on Piracy Wins with Creativity

Take on Helicopters Takes on Piracy Wins with Creativity

DRM is like a bad joke: Generally, the only person laughing about it is the one who let it loose in the first place. Every once in a while, though, somebody hits the nail on the head, and we all get to fuel our mirth with some clueless pirate's enraged tears. Does that make us bad people? Maybe, but still:�Hahahahaha. Ahem. So anyway, Bohemia Interactive recently bagged itself a big one using a copy protection scheme called FADE. How's it work? Well...

Obviously game developers have a responsibility to themselves to try to protect their company's future, but also a responsibility to the community that supports them by buying their titles. No gamer who has spent their hard earned money to buy a game wants to be playing MP against others who didn't buy their game, no addon maker wants to have things they created over countless hours downloaded and used by people who didn't buy the game it's intended for,� the developer said in a statement .


How To Figure Out If Your Computer Helped Out A 14Million Criminal Enterprise

The FBI charged seven people with infecting over 4 million computers with malware that digitally hijacked Internet searches to send traffic to websites that paid commission fees to seemingly legitimate ad brokerage fronts that the cyber criminals had set up.

The malware redirected peoples clicking with rogue DNS servers. How to check if your computer was an unwitting slave to criminal scheme...


Olympus admits it used advisory fees to cover up stock loss

Olympus in the wake of an independent investigation confirmed late Monday that it had been engaging in questionable, if not illegal, activity surrounding its advisor fee scandal. It said investment losses made in the 1990s had been covered up by paying a supposed advisor $687 million during the buyout of Gyrus, masking the difference. It had also spent $940.1 million to buy a trio of Japanese companies between 2006 and 2008 but had promptly written off $700 million of that value.......

Olympus admits it used advisory fees to cover up stock loss


Secret conferences teach government how to hack in order to snoop

Forget passive monitoring.

The Hacking Team sells hacking techniques and tools for invasive surveillance of the masses in the gray areas where a warrant isn't required. There are government conferences on this topic which are closed to the public, open only for intelligence agencies and law enforcement.


iPhone iPad Users Most Interested in iOS 5 iPod Users Say Meh

Nearly four out of 10 iPhone users (38 percent) have gone out and updated their smartphones to iOS 5, representing the highest adoption rate of any iDevice, according to data provided by Chitka Insights. iPad owners proved the next most anxious to upgrade, with almost a third -- 30 percent -- now rocking Apple's latest and greatest mobile...


HP tops Greenpeace ecotech test

Hewlett Packard is ranked top of Greenpeace's latest Guide to Greener Electronics, but the campaign group urges all firms to do more.


Its not just mobile Adobe is abandoning Flash on TVs as well

The TV app market is incredibly fragmented, but Adobe's Flash won't provide a solution.

The company confirmed that like mobile, it will no longer focus on porting the Flash plugin into web browsers on CE devices, but thinks developers should build native apps instead.


jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011

Too far for Facebook How the site decides what to ban

Facebook is criticised for not taking down a page that appears to joke about rape, so what sort of content will the site remove and how does it decide when something goes too far?


The 50 Most Ridiculous Facebook Status Fails

Mark Zuckerberg says his social network is all about sharing.

This is what happens when people share the wrong way.


10 Effective Project Management Software That Simplify Your Tasks

It simply means that you have to accomplish some tasks on time through proper planning and management.

Projects need a great deal of planning and dedication to be successful, so having an efficient project management tools are really inportant.


Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD seen with 720p screen dualcore

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD seen with 720p screen dualcore

Sony Ericsson's Nozomi has been given its first live outing in an iAndroid sighting that has since gone down. The phone, now thought to be called the Xperia Arc HD, earns its name from the very sharp 4.3-inch, 720p screen that will put it on par with the HTC Rezound and other rivals. Also seen were a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, likely a Snapdragon, that was enough to get a moderately fast 1,800-point Quadrant benchmark score.......


Has the government attached GPS to your car

Most of us really appreciate the benefits of GPS?� except when it's surreptitiously attached to our vehicle?by the government.

And how would you know?


Infographic What Do iPhone Android Users Have in Common

Android and iPhone users have one thing in common: security concerns.


miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

The 8 trillion internet economy By the numbers

A new report from McKinsey Global Institute attempts to quantify how much the internet is worth


iPod Touch Alternative Samsung Galaxy Player Review

The Samsung Galaxy Player is the only real competitor to the iPod touch, and it makes a great alternative for folks who don't want to use their phone as a music player, and prefer Android to Apple.


Firefox 8 released finally fixes frivolous addons and tubby tabs

Firefox 8 is mostly just a faster, cleaner version of the previous version -- except for a couple of cool features: third-party apps (like AVG or Skype) can no longer install add-ons without your consent, and you can now toggle your saved tabs to load on demand.


Drive shortage may lighten as Nidecs Thai factories recover

Japan's Nidec gave some hope to a quicker end to Thai flood-related drive shortages after it stated Monday that it had already resumed making hard drive motors in its factories in Ayutthaya. The company is responsible for making nearly 75 percent of the drive motors in the world and could ease production supplies at companies like Seagate, which are indirectly affected. Production in mainland China and the Philippines was also increasing and could help mitigate other losses, to the point where it was making 100 million motors just in the next quarter.......

Drive shortage may lighten as Nidecs Thai factories recover


Build a Modern Warfare 3 PC for under 250

If you're one of those newfangled, noobie console gamers, you can just slot that shiny MW3 disc into your Xbox 360 or PS3 and start shooting hajis -- but what if I told you that you could build your own MW3-capable PC for less than the price of a modern console?


Hard Drive Shortage Could Hurt Cloud Computing

The impact of flooding in Thailand on PC inventories going into the holiday has been widely reported, but an obvious connection we've been missing has been raised by the New York Times, and it's an important one. According to interviews conducted by Nick Bilton, cloud computing could grind to a halt early next year as storage prices skyrocket, and supply reaches historic lows. Flooding in the region has shuttered more than 1,000 factories, including several which are responsible for pumping out a significant percentage of the world's mechanical hard drives.�

It is estimated by analysts that hard drive manufacturers will ship 50 million fewer drives than usual over the next two quarters, and Seagate has suggested it might be even higher. ``By the first quarter of next year, all worldwide inventories of hard drives will be sucked dry,� Monroe warned. ``This is a crisis of escalating dimension for many I.T. revenue streams.� Monroe said that the impact from the flooding are yet to be felt across the industry.

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Is Asimo the cleverest robot yet [VIDEO]

The Japanese car manufacturer Honda has revealed a new version of its robot Asimo.


Copyright Holders Seek To Block Pirate Bay In UK

Copyright Holders Seek To Block Pirate Bay In UK

BT, the UK's leading telecom was recently ordered by the High Court to block access to the Usenet site Newzbin2, and it appears that copyright holders are trying to capitalize on that victory. BT was recently approached by a group consisting of music labels and movie studios and asked to voluntarily block The Pirate Bay, the torrent site that just won't die. Should they refuse, BT was promised a court battle not unlike the one they just wnet through.

At this point, BT is refusing to block the site on the industry's say so. The customary court order will be obtained, but it will likely be contested in court. That's when things can get drawn-out and messy, though. The Pirate Bay is no more than a huge scam on the global creative sector. It defrauds musicians and other creators of their wages, and it destroys UK jobs,� BPI chief Geoff Taylor said.


martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

Top 10 Disruptive Techs from the Last Century

A look at technologies that have transformed our culture over the last 100 years.


Scented iPhone cases launched by Jelly Belly beans

Users of the Apple iPhone have long been able customise their devices with distinctive cases � but theyve never been able to make them smell like fruit.

Until now..


HPs Darn Good AllinOne Gets a 3D Injection

HP's TouchSmart series, perhaps in spite of its touch capability, are damn good all-in-one PCs, and a nice iMac alternative.

Now it's inevitably 3D�active shutter glasses and a 3D webcam jazz up the multimedia desktop slab.
Design and spec-wise, HP's done nothing new with the TouchSmart 620 3D�and that's OK. The guts are capable enough ($1900 will land you a Core i5 processor, 8 GB of memory, a AMD Radeon HD 6650 GPU, and 1.5 TB of storage) a

http://gizmodo.com/5856995/hps-darn-good-all in one-gets-a-3d-injection

This robot guide dog takes the blind for a walk

Most elderly or disabled people rely upon wheelchairs, Seeing Eye dogs and nursing assistants to get them through the day.

Soon they may also get a robotic walker that channels the sensing abilities of a friendly guide dog to navigate rooms, streets and even stairs.


Feds Seek Unfettered GPS Surveillance Power as LocationTracking Flourishes

The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments Tuesday in what perhaps is the most important Fourth Amendment case in a decade -- one weighing the the collision of privacy, technology and the Constitution.


lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

Is Microsoft on to something with Graymail

For many tech-savvy web users, Microsofts Hotmail has become a badge of ancient times, a service that was valid a few years ago but that has gone the way of AOL as a symbol of not being up with the times� in email technology.

People who see their friends using it might ask, Why arent you using Gmail?�


Beijing Rolling Out Free WiFi Just Enter Your Phone Number

Beijing Rolling Out Free WiFi Just Enter Your Phone Number

Starting alter this month, Beijing will start rolling out a free public Wi-Fi network dubbed My Beijing.� The service is being supported by three of China's biggest telecom companies; China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. In the next few years, the government hopes to have roughly 60% of the massive city covered with Wi-Fi. As with all free things, there is a catch. Users will have to hand over their wireless numbers to connect to the network.

The other concern is that Chinese authorities could simply fail to properly protect the phone numbers they collect. Surely this would be a treasure trove of data for spammers or less than reputable advertisers, and it will more than likely come under attack at some point. Still, many Chinese citizens cannot afford personal internet access, so the free Wi-Fi may be better than nothing. It will reportedly remain free for a period of at least three years, after which point a fee could be assessed.�...


Googles Eric Schmidt Is Scared of Siri

Maybe it's just a bit of false modesty, but chairman Eric Schmidt told a Senate subcommittee recently that he believes Apple's Siri technology poses a threat to Google in the search market.


Nest Thermostats Already Sold Out Through Early 2012 Techland TIMEcom

This is the most excited people have been about a thermostat since... well, ever.

People are so in love with the Nest, a.k.a.


iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Nov 4

You didn't realize that Apple is changing its design philosophy, overhauling its entire product line and doing a massive redesign for the iPhone 5, which may actually already exist and is only waiting for decent LTE chips.


Are 3G dongles secure

A reader asks if the security of a 3G dongle is sufficient for all normal web use.

If only it were that simple. Far too many people use weak, guessable or the same passwords and PINs for everything. Many are careless and write them down and leave them lying around or store them on their laptops and smart phones, which are vulnerable to loss and theft. Using insecure and shared computers is another common mistake, as is responding to spam and phis


Canon preps fullframe EOS DSLR with 4K video

Canon preps fullframe EOS DSLR with 4K video

Mentioning it just at the end of the unveiling of the EOS C300, Canon has shown an early prototype of an upcoming pro DSLR with record-setting video. The unnamed prototype would have a full-frame CMOS sensor and could shoot 4K video at 24FPS when using Motion JPEG. Very little else was mentioned, although it had the same red "C" badge from the C300 that denoted the Cinema badge.......


domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2011

Nokia N9 goes on sale in US through imports

Nokia's N9 has been given an indirect route to the US through listings at Expansys' American shop. The phone is available in every trim it has in Europe, including 16GB and 64GB models in black, cyan, and magenta. Every version is unlocked and will work on 3G for both AT&T and T-Mobile.......

Nokia N9 goes on sale in US through imports


Trial by bowling Rugged hard drives put to test

To test durability of so-called rugged hard drives, msnbc.com's Wilson Rothman and the video team hit a local bowling alley.

We dropped 'em, ran 'em over and then set them in the path of a 13-pound ball. Do not try this at home.


The 22YearOld Defeated BofA And Its 5 Fee

Recent college graduate Molly Katchpole has $2,200 to her name and holds down two part-time jobs.

So when Bank of America announced that it would begin charging debit card users a $5 monthly fee, Katchpole got mad and started an online petition.


Beyond the barrel roll Googles Easter eggs

This week's popular Google stunt, a spinning interface that appears with a search for 'do a barrel roll,' is only one of many Easter eggs from the company.

Read this blog post by Stephen Shankland on Deep Tech.


PC Prescriptions 21 Free Apps to Keep Your PC Healthy

PC Prescriptions 21 Free Apps to Keep Your PC Healthy

An ounce of prevention is worth, what, a working version of your operating system? A few hours of a Windows reinstallation? All of your system's data? When it comes to dealing with issues with your desktop or laptop PC, apps that help you prevent problems before they occur are worth their file size in gold.

Let's start from the beginning. Something's gone cataclysmically wrong with your Windows operating system and your only choice is to either restore it back to its original settings -- potentially wiping your data, your record of program installations, or just generally making your hard drive's contents chaotic -- or wiping your drive and reinstalling Windows from scratch. Use Clonezilla to clone your primary hard drive's contents to a separate drive before you undertake this process, and you'll then be able to copy your critical files back once your reinstallation is complete.


Apple releases iOS 501 beta 2 to developers

Apple on Friday released iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 to developers.

The new software is available for Apple's iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2 and the..


Siri we need to talk

Siri's second big outage highlights the instability of software that taps into the Web


sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2011

Social Networking Buttons Facebook Twitter More Prolific for Websites

In todays hyper communicative and technology dominated world, social networking has made inroads in almost every aspect of our likes.

Today, social networking websites are used extensively for a variety of purposes like brand promotion, business marketing, sharing information et


Tenenbaum Demands Rehearing of 675000 RIAA FileSharing Case

After more than five years the long-running and controversial file-sharing case of Joel Tenenbaum against the RIAA continues with his legal team filing a petition for a rehearing en banc.

Tenenbaum argues that the jury instruction which led to a staggering $675,000 fine was both erroneous and prejudicial.


iPhone popular porn name Apples fed up

A new complaint has Apple targeting a handful of iPhone-related domains being used by pornographic Web cybersquattersIn a filing with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), which was picked up by Domain Name Wire, the iDevice and Mac maker takes aim at seven domain names that use Apple's trademarked term "iPhone."


Wave hello to a new interface gesturebased phones

Its time those front-facing cameras on smartphones were used for more than just video chatting or taking low-resolution pictures: Pantech is adding software in its phones that will allow users to control the handset with gestures.

The concept is similar to Microsofts Xbox Kinect but on a smaller scale.


viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2011

IBM OpenSources Potential Internet of Things Protocol

The openly stated goal from IBM is to produce a completely new world-wide web - one comprised of the messages that digitally empowered devices would send to one ...


The Best Laptops for College Students

These days, the PC of choice for the college-bound is a laptop.

But which one can take you through four years of campus life? We winnow down the options to give you the best laptops for college students.


Atmel sales drag as iPad rivals Samsung Dell slump

Atmel sales drag as iPad rivals Samsung Dell slump

Atmel gave an outlook on Tuesday for the fall that was one of the few cluews as to how well iPad rivals were faring in the market. It expected its touchscreen contoller chip sales to drop 12 to 16 percent, as low as $402.7 million, at a time when shipments were normally up. Some of the company's tablet customers, including Dell and Samsung, had higher than usual inventories that pointed to a lack of sales.......


Logitech intros Bluetoothconnected Mini Boombox

Logitech has quietly introduced the Mini Boombox, a compact speaker accessory that can be connected to Bluetooth-equipped smartphones, tablets or other devices. The new model, which was briefly posted on Amazon before the listing was removed, serves as a pocket-size cousin to the company's larger Boombox speaker system....


Via: http://www.electronista.com

Apple loses patent lawsuit against small Spanish tablet seller

Apple filed the case a year ago when it obtained an injunction from a local court to ban imports of the NT-K tablet into Spain.

However, according to court documents, the Spanish court has vacated the injunction, saying that there are no legal grounds to block sales of the device.


Hardware disposed of in a toilet

Maybe your little ones like to throw things down the toilet (you remember when you did, right?), but now there's a toilet made of things you coulda have thrown down there, but wouldn't: High-tech hardware.


23 of the coolest QR codes

Advertisers are smitten with the small, square patterns that can be scanned by smartphones.

Here are 23 from major brands that don't look like anything you'd expect.


jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

Sony warns of 4th annual loss flags 22 billion TV loss

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp surprised investors Wednesday by warning it is heading for its fourth straight annual net loss and that its TV business alone would produce a loss of $2.2 billion due to tumbling demand and a surging yen.


Apples GarageBand music app now on iPhone iPod Touch

GarageBand,�Apple's popular music creation and editing app, has been available to Mac and iPad users for a while�� but now iPhone and iPod Touch users can get in on the musical action, too.


Windows 7 continues to roll as XP fades away ZDNet

For four years, Ive been tracking the share of Windows versions.

The latest numbers show unmistakable trends: Windows users are replacing XP ma


DVD Streaming Company Zediva Ordered to Close For Good

DVD Streaming Company Zediva Ordered to Close For Good

Zediva thought it had things all figured out. Allow users to rent a DVD player in a data center someplace with a hot new release movie in the slot, then stream them the output from the DVD player. Zediva claimed that was no different than the consumer renting the disc themselves. The courts didn't agree and have now upheld a preliminary injunction and shut Zediva down for good. The company has also been ordered to pay the MPAA $1.8 million.

Certainly Zediva had to expect a legal challenge, but the service had barely gotten off the ground before it was cut down, and now the judgement is permanent. Did you ever use Zediva? is this a great loss for the internet, or just another hair-brained scheme down the tubes?...


6 Reasons Most Infographics Dont Cut It

You might have noticed that there's been an explosion of infographics over the last year or two.

Unfortunately, they seem to have jumped the shark a bit lately ...


Orbotix Sphero toy for iOS Android on sale ships December

Orbotix's long in the works Sphero remote-controlled ball has received its final launch plans. The Android- and iOS-steered toy is now up for pre-order and will ship in December for $130 with an inductive charger. Out of the box, six games will ship with the app and ball, including a basic Sphero mode as well as Blox, Chromo, Draw 'N Drive, Drive, Golf, and SpheroCam....


Via: http://www.electronista.com