martes, 6 de marzo de 2012

Mobile User Privacy Bill of Rights

Developers need to create applications that respect these rights.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/03/best-practices-respect-mobile-user-bill-rights

Gigabyte intros U2442 ultrabooks P2542G gaming notebook

Gigabyte has introduced several new notebooks, including two 14-inch ultrabooks and a 15.6-inch gaming notebook. The ultrabooks include two variants, the U2442N with standard-voltage Core i5 or i7 processors, and the U2442V with ultra-low voltage Core i5 and i7 chips for improved battery life.......

Gigabyte intros U2442 ultrabooks P2542G gaming notebook

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/gigabyte-intros-u2442-ultrabooks-p2542g-gamin

Will Social Media Predict Super Tuesday Election Results

Analysis of Facebook, blogs, Twitter, LinkedIn and more show different outcomes than traditional polls predict.

Source:
http://news.discovery.com/tech/super-tuesday-social-media-120305.html

InYourFace Can Computers Catch You Telling a Lie

Research suggests that software might be better than law-enforcement officials at detecting a lie.

But will it really work?

Source:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=automated-lie-detection

Next Wave of StartUps Going Public

The Silicon Valley's initial public offering machine is shifting to a new sweet spot: business technology companies.

While attention is on Facebook's upcoming IPO, companies like Palo Alto Networks and Splunk are gearing up for their own offerings.

Source:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203986604577255452644418264.html

Reports Raise Questions About Who Has Access To Your Facebook Profile

Gawker started a row against Facebook last month by pointing out some of the moderators it outsources work to in Morocco, India and other countries are paid $1 per day.

As Forbes points out, Gawker initially made a non-story into a story: while $1 per day is not great, it does amount to the standard minimum wage in the countries where Facebook is sending work. "One of the problems is that many people don't quite understand how poor many parts of

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

lunes, 5 de marzo de 2012

Why It Took So Long to Invent the Wheel

The wheel seems like a primitive invention, but it actually only happened fairly recently, and was a major accomplishment.

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/18808-invention-wheel.html

Samsung Galaxy S III launch reportedly confirmed for April

The sequel to Samsungs wildly popular Galaxy S II will launch in April.

The technology giant is reportedly planning a huge campaign in the United Kingdom, one of the Galaxy S IIIs initial launch markets, and the focus of the ad blitz will be this years Summer Olympics, which will take place in London. ZDNet Korea claims to have confirmed the time frame with Cheil Worldwide, Samsungs marketing and advertising agency.

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/02/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-launch-reportedly-confirmed-for-april/

Anonymous Decentralized and Uncensored FileSharing is Booming TorrentFreak

The file-sharing landscape is slowly adjusting in response to the continued push for more anti-piracy tools, the final Pirate Bay verdict, and the raids and arrests in the Megaupload case.

Faced with uncertainty and drastic changes at file-sharing sites, many users are searching for secure, private and uncensored file-sharing clients. Despite the image its name suggests, RetroShare is one such future-proof client.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-decentralized-and-uncensored-file-sharing-is-booming-120302/

Twist Assassin039s Creed III to be Set During American Revolution

Twist Assassin039s Creed III to be Set During American Revolution

After what's felt like a lifetime of playing Ezio's, well, entire life, Assassin's Creed is finally in for a much-requested/angrily demanded change of scenery. More specifically, the American Revolution is about to get a massive shipment of conveniently placed hay bales, which have somehow been imbued with the magical power to muffle the sound of a 170 lb or so man falling 100 feet. But we digress. So far, Ubisoft's only officially sent along a box shot of AC III's tomahawk-wielding main character making a British soldier's head revolt from the rest of his body, but�All Games Beta�has managed to...

Source:
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/gaming/twist_assassins_creed_iii_be_set_during_american_revolution

Apple App Store Makes History with 25 Billion Downloads

Go ahead and pat yourself on the back if you've ever downloaded an application from Apple's App Store.

If you have, then you've contributed to Apple's crazy achievement of serving up 25 billion App Store downloads (and to Cupertino's ongoing cash cow). Apple doled out its 25 billionth App Store download sometime today and hasn't had time to...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Apple-App-Store-Makes-History-with-25-Billion-Downloads/

Darpa Warns Your iPhone Is a Military Threat

There's a growing threat to the U.S. military, according to the Pentagon's premier research wing.

No, it's not Iran's nukes or China's missiles. It's the iPads, Android phones and other gadgets we all carry around with us every day.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/darpa-iphone/

domingo, 4 de marzo de 2012

Apple takes credit for over half a million US jobs

To be exact, Apple said it created or supported� approximately 514,000 U.S. jobs.

About 304,000 (47,000 at Apple) are in fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and transportation, and 210,000 are attributed to the iOS app economy.

Source:
http://9to5mac.com/2012/03/02/apple-takes-credit-for-514000-u-s-jobs/

Samsung intros webbased ChatON messaging app for browsers

Samsung has released an web-based version of its ChatON messaging utility, expanding the potential reach beyond native apps for popular smartphone platforms such as Android and iOS. Users can now switch between mobile devices and desktop browsers without breaking away from Samsung's messaging service.......

Samsung intros webbased ChatON messaging app for browsers

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1606005.html

Invisible Mercedes

When Mercedes wanted to promote its new fuel cell vehicle, instead of placing it squarely in front of everyone in the world, the company decided to make the ...

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGzpi9lCck

Google Assistant may become semiopen equivalent to Siri

Apparent new leaks have suggested Google is developing a very broad, multi-platform alternative to Siri. So far called Assistant, the concept TechCrunch saw would translate Google's search content into a "personalization layer" that would understand the relationships between data points. A voice-based recognition engine would, like Apple's system, focus on returning a key useful result or accomplishing a task, not just pushing a raw list of results.......

Google Assistant may become semiopen equivalent to Siri

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/google-assistant-may-become-semi-open-equival

Photoshop CS6 New Feature Will Awesomely Fake a Shallow Depth Of Field

Here's a peek from Photoshop Product Manager Stephen Nielsen of a tool that will add blur to any image without masks, layers or depth maps.

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FffZ22_o_6M

Intel Ivy Bridge said still on track for late April

Intel's own claims that its Ivy Bridge platform had been moved back to June might have been unintentionally conservative. New leaks on Saturday to Digitimes had the 22-nanometer processors shipping in late April, setting them back only by a few weeks. As expected, the initial supply would be higher-end Core i5 and i7 processors....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Quadrotors These aerial robots fly to a different drummer

UPenn prof shows off flying mini robots during TED2012 talk; James Bond theme like you've never heard it

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/quadrotors-these-aerial-robots-fly-different-drummer

Windows 8 Consumer Preview has impressive 1M downloads in 24 hours

The interface of Microsofts forthcoming OS embraces Microsofts Metro theme already seen on the Xbox and Windows Phone 7.

It also features an app store, a la Mac, and a complete rebuild of the architecture behind the operation system.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/01/one-million-downloads-in-24-hours-for-the-windows-8-consumer-preview/

sábado, 3 de marzo de 2012

Smartphones autocorrect function puts high school on lockdown

A north Georgia high school and middle school went on lockdown after the autocorrect function on a student's phone changed the word "gunna" to "gunman," according to media reports.

Source:
http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-smartphones-autocorrect-high-school-on-lockdown-20120229,0,2730844.story

Humanity Must Jail Dangerous AI to Avoid Doom Expert Says

Humans could stave off "Judgment Day" by building a virtual prison that keeps possibly dangerous artificial intelligence trapped.

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/18760-humans-build-virtual-prison-dangerous-ai-expert.html

Listen up Google Heres what Windows 8 can teach you about tablets

Windows 8 is certain to make a huge splash with consumers -- not just because it's the next version of Windows, but because Microsoft has finally managed to crack the code for putting Windows on tablets.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/01/listen-up-google-heres-what-windows-8-can-teach-you-about-tablets/

Apple May Release 8GB iPad 2 to Compete with Lower Cost Tablets

Apple May Release 8GB iPad 2 to Compete with Lower Cost Tablets

The late Steve Jobs was adamantly opposed to the idea of a 7-inch slate and called them "tweeners: too big to compete with a smartphone and too small to compete with the iPad." Due to his untimely death, Jobs never had a chance to see Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire device rapidly rise in ranks to become the world's second best selling tablet behind the iPad, but if he was alive today, would he change his stance?

Not likely. Apple hasn't skipped a beat since Jobs passed away, and while there have been rumors of a smaller sized iPad device , the Cupertino company may have found another way to compete with lower cost tablets. According to DigiTimes, Apple is expected to unveil an 8GB version of its iPad 2, which is half the amount of memory found on its entry-level 16GB iPad 2. It's expected to sell for between $350 and $400, which is still significantly more than Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet ($199...

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1604491.html

Police Censor Google Facebook and 8000 Other Sites by Accident

A human error� carried out by the police resulted in thousands of websites being completely blocked at the DNS level yesterday.

Danish visitors to around 8,000 sites including Google and Facebook were informed that the sites were being blocked by the countrys High Tech Crime Unit due to them offering child pornography, a situation which persisted for several hours.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/google-facebook-and-8000-other-sites-accidentally-dns-blocked-120302/

Steve Jobs Used Patents to Get Bill Gates to Make 1997 Investment In Apple Forbes

Yahoo! isn't the first Silicon Valley company to assert its patents against others.

Steve Jobs did it to Microsoft back in 1997.

Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericjackson/2012/03/01/steve-jobs-used-patents-to-get-bill-gates-to-make-1997-investment-in-apple/

Sony releases new HSeries Cybershot cameras

Sony has introduced five new Cyber-shot model cameras to the US market, each with high optical zoom and HD video recording capability. Ranging in price from $480 to $250, the cameras are said by Sony to be ideal for travel photography and everyday snapshots or videos. The higher end models offer up to 30x optical zoom, embedded GPS and Full HD recording, while the budget models feature 16x zoom and 720p video among other features....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012

Samsung official company not doing very well in tablets

Samsung official company not doing very well in tablets

An official at Samsung was unusually candid during a media roundtable at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, admitting the obvious but rarely-spoken truth that the company's attempts to replicate its smartphone success in the tablet market had failed. "Honestly, we're not doing very well in the tablet market," product strategy executive Hankil Yoon said, but added that Samsung expects to change that this year.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=96722dd666328fa16cd00b2c519e64b1

A TED View of the Future Hypersonic Gliders Liquid Batteries and Flying Robots

This morning the TED conference brought researchers out of the lab to show off their latest gadgets -- if you can use the word "gadget" to describe collaborative flying robots.

Source:
http://allthingsd.com/20120229/a-ted-view-of-the-future-hypersonic-gliders-liquid-batteries-and-flying-robots/

Marvell intros multimode LTE and TDHSPA modems new CPU

Marvell helped kick off Mobile World Congress with a pair of important cellular chipsets and a new mobile processor to match. The PXA1802 is one of the first cellular chips that can talk both to a conventional 4G LTE base station as well as the TD-LTE used on China Mobile and some North American carriers, even up to LTE's peak 150Mbps speed. It can connect to TD-SCDMA for China Mobile smartphones, although Marvell told Electronista it could also be used for pure data on a hotspot or tablet.......

Marvell intros multimode LTE and TDHSPA modems new CPU

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/marvell-intros-multi-mode-lte-and-td-hspa-mod

LEGOlike Toys Help Kids Build Electronics

littleBits is developing Lego-like toys that help them understand how devices like iPads and cell phones actually work.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2012/02/29/littlebits/

13 New Features in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 is finally ready to have its tires kicked by the masses in the Consumer Preview.

Here's what's new since the Developer Preview.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400967,00.asp

Planned Parenthood Wants You to Check In When You Have Sex

The nonprofit family-planning and sexual-health group Planned Parenthood has been much in the headlines over the past month.

Source:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2012/02/planned_parenthood_condom_chec.php

EFF Tells Supreme Court that No Means No in Wiretap Act

Yesterday, EFF and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed an amicus brief (PDF) in support of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court to enforce the plain text of the Wiretap Act and its absolute prohibition against the use of illegally intercepted communications.

Source:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/02/eff-tells-supreme-court-no-means-no-wiretap-act

jueves, 1 de marzo de 2012

Samsung intros 101inch Galaxy Note

Samsung has expanded its Galaxy Note lineup to include a 10.1-inch tablet. The Note 10.1 integrates a 1280x800 display that appears to match the Galaxy Tab 10.1 panel, though the new model jumps from a 1GHz chip to a 1.4GHz dual-core processor to match the five-inch Note.......

Samsung intros 101inch Galaxy Note

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1601125.html

Raspberry Pi goes on sale

A 22 bare-bones computer intended to help teach people programming goes on sale for the first time.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17190918

Russian Moguls Plan Plant Our Brains in Robots Keep Them Alive Forever

According to a 31-year-old Russian media mogul, the U.S. militarys Avatar initiative doesnt go nearly far enough.

Hes got a massive, sci-fi-esque venture of his own that he hopes will put the Pentagons project to shame. Itskovs plan: Construct robots thatll (within 10 years, he hopes) actually store a humans mind and keep that consciousness working. Forever.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/02/dmitry-itskov/

Marketing Your App Find Market Weaknesses and Exploit Them

There are more smartphones in the hands of consumers than ever.

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2012/02/as-app-downloads-increase-oppo.php

Report LightSquared to hire former Nextel head as new CEO

Report LightSquared to hire former Nextel head as new CEO

Beleagured LightSquared, the LTE data company that is facing stiff government resistance to its GPS-fouling technology for implementing wireless networks, is said to be considering hiring former Sprint chairman and Nextel CEO Timothy Donahue to head the company following the resignation of former CEO Sanjiv Ahuja. The veteran telecommunications executive could help the company fight government opposition to its high-speed network plans.......

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1601598.html

TechCrunch ASO App Store Optimization Is The New SEO And Heres A Tool To Do It

What's the hardest thing about building a successful mobile app? If you answered "building a mobile app," you're wrong.

It's getting your app found. With over 600,000+ iOS applications, and now some 450,000 on Android, the real challenge for developers is having their app surfaced higher than hundreds of other competitors in the app store search results. Doing this correctly involves ASO, or app store optimization. It's basically SEO repurposed f

Source:
http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/28/aso-app-store-optimization-is-the-new-seo-and-heres-a-tool-to-do-it/

Princess LeiaLike Hologram Coming Soon Discovery News

Microsoft's Holoflector uses a translucent mirror, LCD screen and Kinect to generate augmented reality graphics.

Source:
http://news.discovery.com/tech/holoflector-120229.html

miércoles, 29 de febrero de 2012

This Is the iPad 3 Hiding In Plain Sight

Apple just flashed their new iPad 3 on their Wednesday 7 event invite.

You can clearly see its new Retina display in all its glory. Compare the top (invitation) to the bottom (a photo of iPad 2). The top has a lot more definition. It's clear on the typography in the Wednesday and the edges of the icon.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5888989/this-is-the-ipad-3-hiding-in-plain-sight

How to create your own iPhone ringtones

Some iPhone users have been creating their own ringtones for years, which sometimes comes as a surprise to friends and family.

For those users, we've put together a how-to on making your own ringtones without plunking down extra cash every time you want to change things up.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/guides/2012/02/how-to-create-your-own-iphone-ringtones.ars

New HTTPS Everywhere Version Warns Users About Web Security Holes

Firefox Browser Extension Detects and Notifies Users of Encryption Weaknesses

Source:
https://www.eff.org/press/releases/new-https-everywhere-version-warns-users-about-web-security-holes

Google Will Pay 1 Million for Chrome Hacks

Google is offering $1 million worth of cash prizes for Chrome Hacks at next week's Pwn2Own contest.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400878,00.asp

ZTE Orbit carries NFC gets passive Microsoft support

ZTE has confirmed that the Orbit should be the first Windows Phone with NFC. Both the booth display and zpokespeople confirmed both to The Verge and Electronista that it would have the short-range wireless when carriers ask for it. Specific use cases weren't outlined, although providers' requests could point to mobile payments....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Google posts update for Chrome browser on Android

Google has posted a new update for its Chrome browser beta running on Android mobile devices . The latest release promises faster loading and the ability to recognize links associated with applications. It also supports Android Beam, an application that allows users to transfer webpages between devices just by touching them together....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Does WikiLeaks still matter

WikiLeaks is trumpeting its latest release, a cache of millions of internal emails from StratFor -- a security-consulting firm with ties to the U.S. government.

But the nature of the emails, and a partnership with the hacker collective Anonymous, raise questions about WikiLeaks' continued relevance.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2012/02/27/does-wikileaks-still-matter/

martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

HTC to release new Windows Phones in conjunction with the launch of Windows Phone Apollo

HTC to release new Windows Phones in conjunction with the launch of Windows Phone Apollo.

We expect that to happen at some point in Q4.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2012/02/26/htc-release-new-windows-phones-conjunction-launch-windows-phone-apollo/

Selling an iPad 10 minutes could fetch an extra 100

Best Buy is offering Apple's tablet for $50 less this week, and iPad and iPad 2 values are dropping in anticipation of the iPad 3 announcement in March.

But with a little bit of effort and searching, you could find a deal that puts extra money in your pocket.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/apple/selling-an-ipad-10-minutes-could-fetch-an-extra-100/

Telus puts Nokia Lumia 800 on shelves March 2

Telus set out to claim the earliest Canadian release of the Nokia Lumia 800 on the weekend by with a teaser confirming a March 2 date. The network didn't want to give out prices for the Windows Phone, but it did expect to have all three worldwide colors so far made public, including black, cyan blue, and pink. The Telus edition should be close in spirit to the European make.......

Telus puts Nokia Lumia 800 on shelves March 2

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1598006.html

When Steve Jobs ignored Warren Buffetts financial advice

Steve Jobs, a few years ago, called up Warren Buffett seeking advice as to what Apple should do with its ever growing stockpile of cash.

Do you think Jobs paid attention?

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/steve-jobs-ignored-warren-buffets-advice-stock-buyback

Onavo Extend Launches for Android 40 Data Savings

After launching data monitors, to show you which apps on your Android device were consuming mobile data, Onavo today took the wraps of its new data crunching app � Onavo Extend � at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, to provide Android device owners with a way to lower their data bills without changing their tariff.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/02/27/onavo-extend-launches-on-android-4-0-cutting-data-consumption-by-up-to-80/

Nokia now No 1 vendor of Windows Phone 7 Will its gamble pay off

Just a year after Nokia and Microsoft announced their partnership, Nokia is shipping more Windows Phone 7 handsets than any other manufacturer.

Source:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2012/0224/Nokia-now-No.-1-vendor-of-Windows-Phone-7.-Will-its-gamble-pay-off

Windows Live Zune Brands Purged From Windows 8

Windows Live Zune Brands Purged From Windows 8

The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the old saying goes. The clich� looks to be in full effect in Windows 8. No, Microsoft hasn't suddenly and miraculously decided to drop the contentious-to-some Metro UI for its upcoming operating system, but it will be killing two other branding efforts. Windows Live and Zune are all rumored to be going the way of the Dodo, dropped in favor of Apple-esque simplified program names.

According to The Verge, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Calendar, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Contacts will be replaced by the creatively named Mail, Calendar, Photo and People apps, respectively. Dumbed down for the masses? Sure, but we always thought the "Windows Live" branding seemed a bit superfluous anyways. Windows Live IDs will be shoved off the proverbial cliff as well and replaced with "Microsoft Accounts," a term that grandmothers and other casual users are sure to confuse with standard Windows user accounts.

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/windows-live-zune-brands-purged-from-windows

lunes, 27 de febrero de 2012

Photoshop Touch coming to the iPad reminds us Adobe finally gets mobile

Adobe will officially launch its Photoshop Touch iPad app at the Mobile World Congress on Monday, months after Android users first got their hands on the app.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/26/photoshop-touch-ipad/

Fraunhofer IIS Demos FullHD Voice Over LTE On Android Handsets

Verizon Wireless has toyed with VoLTE (voice over LTE) before...

This particular method enables mobile phone calls to sound as clear as talking to another person in the same room, at a quality level that is equal to that experienced by consumers on any other audio/video device.

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Fraunhofer-IIS-Demos-FullHD-Voice-Over-LTE-On-Android-Handsets/

Survey Apple Top Rated Computer Company Lenovo and Toshiba Tied for Second Place

Computer companies need to step up their game. Temkin Group set out to rate the customer experience of 206 large companies across 18 industries, and� computer companies didn't exactly impress. Collectively, they fell to the bottom of the pack, receiving the fourth-lowest average, edging ahead of health plans, Internet service providers, and TV service providers.

Temkin Group's research is based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers conducted last month. When it was all said and done, Apple emerged as the top-rated computer firm with an "Okay" rating of 65 percent and the 89th overall spot across all industries. Lenovo , Toshiba , and Hewlett-Packard also received "Okay" ratings, while all others fell into the "Poor" category, including:...
Survey Apple Top Rated Computer Company Lenovo and Toshiba Tied for Second Place

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

Samsung Stuffs a Pico Projector into Galaxy Beam Smartphone

Pretty much every modern smartphone on the planet can upload videos to YouTube so you can share those impromptu and/or embarrassing moments caught on camera, but what if you want to relive those comical incidents instantly with a group of offline friends and family? One of your few options is to huddle around your phone's 4+ inch display and...

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http://hothardware.com/News/Samsung-Stuffs-a-Pico-Projector-into-Galaxy-Beam-Smartphone/

Science Fiction or Fact Could a Robopocalypse Wipe Out Humans

If Hollywood has it right, machines will one day kill all humans.

Source:
http://www.livescience.com/18620-robopocalypse-human-extinction.html

SSL fix aims to mend huge cracks in Nets foundation of trust

The voucher system envisioned by a Red Hat developer is the latest proposal for preventing the kinds of devastating attacks that hit certificate authority DigiNotar last year.

Like its predecessors, it's getting a chilly reception, suggesting there's little agreement abut how to filx the ailing SSL system.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/02/ssl-fix-aims-to-mend-huge-cracks-in-nets-foundation-of-trust.ars

domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

Video game has hidden message offering jobs to pirates

Now one developer has taken a new approach to fighting the pirates - by offering them a job.

Source:
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/onepercent/2012/02/video-game-developer-offers-jo.html

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 arrives as mild upgrade

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 arrives as mild upgrade

Samsung as one of its last preludes before Mobile World Congress has brought out the Galaxy Tab 2 . A direct upsizing of the seven-inch version, it shares Android 4.0, the unnamed dual-core 1GHz processor, three-megapixel back camera, and VGA front camera of the smaller device. Its primary differences are the 1280x800 resolution and a frame more conspicuously meant to avoid treading on Apple's design rights in Germany.......

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http://techtime.posterous.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-2-arrives-as-mild-upgrade

Study Shows Women Are Smarter Than Men About Social Media Forbes

When it comes to managing their social media profiles, women, on average, behave more like mature, responsible adults while men act like impulsive adolescents.

Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffbercovici/2012/02/24/study-shows-women-are-smarter-than-men-about-social-media/

Women More Unfriendly Than Men Says Pew Study

Women and young adults are more unfriendly than men � on social networks, that is.

Or at least thats what a new study released today by the Pew Research Center reveals. According to the report, two-thirds of Internet users are on social networking sites and a good chunk of them � 63 percent � have deleted friends.� And not only is de-friending up from 2009 by 19 percent, but women and young adults are the ones hitting the unfrie

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/02/women-more-unfriendly-than-men-says-pew-study/

Facebook resuscitates Digg traffic up 35

Think Digg is deader than a doornail? Think again.

The news aggregation site is showing new signs of life and has Facebook to thank for its recent resuscitation.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/24/digg-traffic-up/

LG intros Optimus 4X HD with quadcore Tegra 3 Android 40

LG's pre-MWC smartphone rollouts culminated Wednesday with the Optimus 4X HD. The device is the first officially unveiled smartphone to run NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. At 1.5GHz, it can both help Internet access as well as improve the ability to juggle multiple apps at once.......

LG intros Optimus 4X HD with quadcore Tegra 3 Android 40

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=635426bac0fe61643ed8a9f0b7a8a3ae

Pinterest The Last Article Youll Ever Need or Want to Read

Goddammit if we haven't heard too much about Pinterest�the word itself is irksome.

But for many, that annoyance is doubled by the fact that we don't even really know what it is.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5888097/pinterest-the-last-article-youll-ever-need-or-want-to-read

sábado, 25 de febrero de 2012

An Electric Skateboard Controlled By Your Brainwaves

Creating the Board of Awesomeness was a labor of love for the Labs team, but we were blown away by how much you loved it as well.

So well that it went everywhere -- and eventually needed to be rebuilt. Well, the labs team hates to waste an opportunity to make anything better, so we started thinking about what they could do to improve it. So here it is, your 'Board of Imagination'.

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KtMCX7FfZ0

Behold The USB of the Future No More Fumbling To Put It In RightSideUp

February 21, 2012: Buffalo Kokuyo Supply Inc. has announced they will release a new USB hub sometime in the end of February. What sets this USB hub apart is th...

Source:
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/02/21/behold-the-usb-of-the-future-no-more-fumbling-to-put-it-in-right-side-up/

UK court moves closer to blocking The Pirate Bay

UK court moves closer to blocking The Pirate Bay

The UK High Court has reportedly ruled that file sharing site The Pirate Bay has violated copyright laws. In a judgement that was presented on Monday, Justice Arnold concluded that "both users and the operators" of the site infringe on copyrights in the UK.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/uk-court-moves-closer-to-blocking-the-pirate

Apples iPhone TV Ads Every iPhone ad ever

Apple's iPhone TV Ads.

Every iPhone ad, ever

Source:
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/apples-iphone-tv-ads-complete-campaign-138229

More Dutch ISPs Sued Over Pirate Bay Blockade

In January the Court of The Hague ruled that Ziggo, the largest ISP in the Netherlands, and competitor XS4ALL have to block access to The Pirate Bay.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/more-dutch-isps-sued-over-pirate-bay-blockade-120224/

Facebook app arrives for PlayStation Vita

Sony has finally launched a Facebook app for the company's PlayStation Vita handheld game console. The native app enables users to take advantage of the social networking feature without using the web-based interface in the Vita's browser.......

Facebook app arrives for PlayStation Vita

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=2cce5acf4b50fed2c7c4dcfe2c3545b4

Apple Readying Products That Will Blow Your Mind Forbes

Image via Wikipedia Apple's Tim Cook, addressing shareholders for the first time since he took over as CEO from Steve Jobs in August, said today the company will introduce mind-blowing products this year. "You can be assured we are working as hard as ever this year to deliver an incredible year and [...]

Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/connieguglielmo/2012/02/23/apple-readying-products-that-will-blow-your-mind/

viernes, 24 de febrero de 2012

Adobe Flash Gets 10Year Roadmap

Flash is not dead, as far as Adobe is concerned.

So they have rolled out a road map for Flash and AIR Runtime for the next 5-to-10-year period.

Source:
http://www.devicemag.com/2012/02/23/adobe-flash-gets-10-year-roadmap-3-updates-in-2012-to-make-it-a-game-developer-tool/

Voluntary guidelines for Web privacy backed by Obama administration

The Obama administration plans to announce voluntary guidelines for Web companies to protect consumers privacy online, a win for Google, Facebook and other Internet giants that have fought against heavier federal mandates.

Source:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/obama-administration-backs-voluntary-guidelines-for-web-privacy/2012/02/22/gIQAFHLWUR_story.html

New Privacy Policy Agreement Forces Apps To Disclose Data Use

Attorney General Kamala D.

Harris has struck a privacy agreement with the top six companies she believes facilitate the creation of the most applications: Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Amazon, Microsoft, and Research in Motion.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/22/privacy-policy-apps/

Swedish Piracy Crackdown 2 Torrent Site Calls It Quits

Sweden's second largest torrent site has shut down its operations with immediate effect following threats from Antipiratbyr�n.

In closing, the site - which appeared in Google's 2010 Zeitgeist report - bemoaned the

Source:
https://torrentfreak.com/swedish-piracy-crackdown-2-torrent-site-calls-it-quits-120223/

Leak shows Motorolas Blur UI for Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola's Ice Cream Sandwich development may have been exposed ahead of schedule, as several leaked images are claimed to show the company's Blur interface running on Android 4.0.3. The images, which surfaced on a DroidRzr forum, appear to show the Ice Cream Sandwich and the Blur UI running on a Droid Razr from Verizon.......

Leak shows Motorolas Blur UI for Ice Cream Sandwich

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1592348.html

Google Allows DoNotTrack Button in Browser to Protect Consumer Data

Google Inc. will allow a do-not- track� button to be embedded in its Web browser, letting users restrict the amount of data that can be collected about them.

Source:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-23/google-agrees-to-join-do-no-track-button-industry-agreement.html

jueves, 23 de febrero de 2012

Know The Difference Phasers vs Blasters And 8 Other Distinctions Every Nerd Should Know

No one likes sounding stupid. Unfortunately, it's dead simple to do exactly that when you're talking about computer hardware or popular culture. One slip of the tongue or a single misused piece of terminology can land you a one-way ticket to Moron Hollow with six days and two delightful nights of luxury accommodations. In an effort to keep you from having to take such a shameful trip, we've put together this list of commonly misused and misunderstood terminology from the worlds of computing and geek culture.�

Phasers are a directed energy weapon made famous introduced by the Star Trek television back in the 1960s, and seen in every iteration of the franchise since.� The business end of a phaser deals death, destruction and headaches by emitting a beam or burst of rapid nadions, which is an imaginary sub-atomic particle. In order to weaponize the rapid nadions, a phaser refracts them through superconducting crystals. Depending on the task at hand, a phaser beam can be altered to produce a number of effects, allowing the individual wielding the weapon to stun, kill, incinerate, melt or atomize a target.
Know The Difference Phasers vs Blasters And 8 Other Distinctions Every Nerd Should Know

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1590325.html

An EMail App Arrives for the BlackBerry Tablet

Research in Motion on Tuesday finally brought e-mail to its tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, which initially could send or receive e-mails only by being connected to a BlackBerry phone.

Source:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/technology/an-e-mail-app-arrives-for-the-blackberry-tablet.html

The Pirate Bay to defy international crackdown on filesharing websites

Site says it will bypass attempts to shut it down with a more covert system for illicitly downloading films and music.

By Josh Halliday

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/feb/21/pirate-bay-defy-crackdown-filesharing

YouPorn Gets Caught With Its Pants DownUsers Email and Passwords Compromised

It looks like the Internet sex site, YouPorn, just took one in the eye.

A years-old coding error has exposed the emails and passwords of over a million of its smut-loving chat users.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5887503/youporn-gets-caught-with-its-pants-downusers-email-and-passwords-compromised

MegaUpload founder released on bail after new evidence surfaces

In a surprise move, court releases Kim DotCom today.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57382165-261/megaupload-founder-released-on-bail-after-new-evidence-surfaces-report/

Lenovo IdeaPad U300e Ultrabook Now Up for Preorder

There seems to be something new on the ultrabook front almost everyday, with the ultrabook models that were announced at last month's Consumer Electronics Show now hitting store shelves one by one. Lenovo's IdeaPad U300e, one of several models showcased by the vendor at CES, is the latest, having gone up for for pre-order on the company's website. Hit the jump for more.

The SKU currently listed on Lenovo's website does not appear to be the base model, which is supposed to rock a 1.4GHz Core i3-2367M and carry a $799 price tag. This particular model not only has a more powerful 1.6GHz Core i5-2467M processor but also sports a higher price tag. The specs of the U300e 269224U are as follows:...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

DWave Defies World of Critics With First Quantum Cloud

Geordie Rose has a Ph.D. in quantum physics, but he's also a world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a Canadian national champion wrestler...

Source:
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/02/dwave-quantum-cloud/

miércoles, 22 de febrero de 2012

Connected Cars The Future of Communication or a Plague of Distraction

By 2016, over 90% of new vehicles sold in America are expected to come equipped with Internet-connected technology features.

As car manufacturers wage the next automotive arms race to build the "iPad on Wheels", are we heading towards safety through hands-free technology or a new wave of distracted drivers making the roads more dangerous?

Source:
http://www.fastcompany.com/1817653/connected-cars-the-future-of-communication-or-a-plague-of-distraction

[EXCLUSIVE] Keyboard Pants So You Can Dance And Still Type Browse etc

Oh dear lord...

Source:
http://www.webpronews.com/exclusive-keyboard-pants-so-you-can-dance-and-still-type-browse-etc-2012-02

Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark TorrentFreak

A group of more than 30 rightsholders have won their case targeted against Grooveshark in Denmark.

A court agreed that both the streaming music service and its users infringe recording label copyrights and granted an injunction forcing an ISP to initiate a block of the service. The anti-piracy group behind the action hopes that other ISPs will now follow suit.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/court-orders-isp-to-block-grooveshark-120221/

Future Chrome version may choose your passwords and change them when youve been hacked

Google Chrome developers are working on a system to randomly generate user passwords�and say they may one day be able to automatically change all of a user's passwords after the user has been hacked.

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2012/02/future-chrome-version-may-choose-your-passwords-and-change-them-when-youve-been-hacked.ars

Huawei shows Ascend D1 Q teaser photos

Huawei in a series of teasers on Weibo and its forums has provided the first official look at the Ascend D1 Q. While they don't confirm the internal hardware, they do show a thicker design than the Ascend P1 S. The body would support talk of the "Q" referencing NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Google iOS app updated with Instant Upload

Google updated its Google+ app for iOS-based devices.

The main new thing is Instant Upload, which once enabled will automatically upload all your photos and videos to a private album on Google+ from where you can easily share them with your circles, or the world.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2012/02/20/google-ios-app-updated-instant-upload/

martes, 21 de febrero de 2012

iPad 3 tips show case in more detail claim same capacities

iPad 3 tips show case in more detail claim same capacities

One more new scoop has hoped to fill in the seemingly few remaining details of the third-generation iPad. A MIC Gadget "confirmed" example of the new iPad's back casing was put in a direct comparison with the iPad 2 and provided more details than recent leaks as to how it would compare: other than a more pronounced taper at the edges and a very slightly deeper 1-1.5mm thickness, the design was virtually identical to that of the outgoing tablet. It was close enough that some third-party cases could still work, the site found.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/ipad-3-tips-show-case-in-more-detail-claim-sa

Whats what in OS X Mountain Lion

Last week, Apple took most Mac users by surprise when it released a developers preview of Mountain Lion, the company's upcoming desktop OS.

We're here to fill in some of the blanks about the new cat.

Source:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9224400/FAQ_What_s_what_in_OS_X_Mountain_Lion_

Rumor SkyDrive Planning to Offer Paid Storage Plans and Offer PC OS X Apps

Rumor SkyDrive Planning to Offer Paid Storage Plans and Offer PC  OS X Apps

With 25GB of absolutely no strings attached free storage, SkyDrive has always been an amazing value. Of course that's not to say its best in class, far from it actually for one key reason; it's painfully difficult to access. Logging into the SkyDrive site using Windows Live is easy enough, but having to add files one at a time is painfully in-efficient. If you modify a photo for example, you need to download it fully, make your changes, upload the new version, and then manually delete the old one. Office Web Apps integration and batch file adding have helped, but

The PC and Mac clients will join the recently released iOS and Windows Phone offerings, and while the exact functionality they will offer is not known, we can only speculate it will only be storage access only, and not sync. Dropbox for example gives users the option to edit files offline, and then have them sync to the cloud and other devices when they come online. Microsoft's current sync offering comes in the form of Live Mesh, and is a completely separate offering from SkyDrive. Microsoft could merge these two services of course, and would be wise to do so,...

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/rumor-skydrive-planning-to-offer-paid-storage

The Pirate Bay could be blocked in UK

The filesharing website The Pirate Bay has come a step closer to being blocked in the UK after the high court ruled that the site breaches copyright laws on a large scale.

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/feb/20/pirate-bay-blocked-uk-high-court

Student Facebook Hacker Jailed for Eight Months

A software development student from the UK has been sentenced to eight months in prison, after infiltrating the servers of Facebook between April and May last year.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5886478/student-facebook-hacker-jailed-for-eight-months

Pirate Bay faces UK ban after High Court ruling

The Pirate Bay, one of the worlds most popular filesharing websites, could soon be blocked in Britain after the High Court ruled it illegally encourages users to infringe music copyright.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/9093902/The-Pirate-Bay-faces-UK-ban-after-High-Court-ruling.html

Photos claim to expose inside outside of iPad 3

Are we peering inside the iPad 3, while seeing design tweaks to the outside too? Read this blog post by Brooke Crothers on Nanotech - The Circuits Blog.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57381081-64/photos-claim-to-expose-inside-outside-of-ipad-3/

lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012

Data killed the HiPPO star

As the former CEO of OpenTable, Jeff Jordan can attest that most CEOs believe they intuitively know which product developments will make the biggest impact.

In this article, Jordan makes a compelling case for letting data � and not the CEO � drive product development.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2012/02/18/data-killed-the-hippo-star/

Google others said bypassing Safari cookie privacy guards

Google others said bypassing Safari cookie privacy guards

Google in a report Thursday night was accused of circumventing the cookie privacy settings in Apple's desktop and mobile versions of Safari. Web ad code seen by Wall Street Journal advisor Ashkan Soltani allegedly bypassed blocks in Safari's settings on about a fifth of the top 100 websites. Google wasn't alone as Media Innovation Group, PointRoll, and Vibrant Media were also using the strategy, but Google through its size and status was the most significant.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/google-others-said-bypassing-safari-cookie-pr

At chip engineering conference Intel continues to obey Moores Law

Intel is announcing today several advances in chip technology that show it is keeping up with the demanding pace of Moore's Law, which predicts a doubling of semiconductor performance every two years.

Formulated in 1965 by Intel chairman emeritus Gordon Moore, Moore's Law isn't guaranteed.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/19/at-chip-engineering-conference-intel-continues-to-obey-moores-law/

Avid Tumblr Users May Be The Most Annoying People on Social Media

There are update-everything-everywhere-Facebook-users.

There are tweet-as-much-boring-bs-as-possible-Twitter-users. There's the good ol'

Source:
http://topcultured.com/avid-tumblr-users-may-be-the-most-annoying-people-on-social-media/

How an African Chief Uses Twitter to Keep the Peace

An African administrative chief uses Twitter to help solve problems and maintain order in his Kenyan village, showing another example of how social media h

Source:
http://mashable.com/2012/02/19/african-twitter-peace/

Lego Minecraft Micro World Available For Preorder

Can you tell we're pumped about Minecraft-themed Legos? We've been anxiously following their development, breathlessly reporting when the petition to create the set passed the needed 10,000 signature mark -- and when the project got the official green light. Lego and Mojang must be pumped about the Minecraft Micro World, too; in less than a month, the set has flown through the design process and is headed to the production line. In fact, Lego started selling preorders for the set yesterday.

Help Steve survive his first night in a strange new world. Avoid the creeper and start mining for resources that will help you survive and thrive. Configure your four micro-scale LEGO Minecraft modules any way you like. Build your own mines and hills, and expand your world with multiple sets. Includes four LEGO Minecraft modules, hidden resources, extra pieces for wood, dirt, and stone, two "Micro Mobs;" Steve and a creeper.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Opera Software acquires two mobile ad agencies

Opera Software acquired two mobile ad agencies, Mobile Theory and 4th Screen Advertising, to even better monetize the traffic that flows through Opera browsers.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2012/02/18/opera-software-acquires-two-mobile-ad-agencies/

domingo, 19 de febrero de 2012

Thanks for the getoutofjailfree card Google video

And now, it's time for a few tasteful jokes (and at least one tasteless one) about the week's tech headlines.

Here are the stories we highlighted this week: Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz launched a startup focused on caregivers.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/17/vbweekly-2-17/

FBI Preparing to Shut Down Temporary DNS Servers Kill Unknown Number of Internet Connections

The FBI is currently scheduled to take several temporary DNS servers offline on March 8th; an action that could result in the disconnection of millions of Internet users. This dilemma stems from a nasty trojan that was circulating back in 2011 called DNSChanger. This bug was used to alter a user's DNS settings, and law enforcement used temporary DNS servers to give everyone time to fix the problem. Experts fear that many systems are still infected, and risk failure on March 8th.

DNSChanger used the modified DNS server settings to route users to malicious domains instead of the ones they intended to visit. The feds worked with Estonian authorities to apprehend the creators of DNSChnager, but that left millions of computers still infected. The fix was to set up a few DNS servers to intercept the traffic from these systems and keep the data flowing. Now that the servers are due to be taken offline, some people might suddenly have busted connections.
FBI Preparing to Shut Down Temporary DNS Servers Kill Unknown Number of Internet Connections

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1584478.html

Android apps on Playbook wont support mobile advertising from RIM

Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will not be able to support mobile advertising at launch, RIM said.

That means Android developers who make free apps will have even less incentive to bring their apps to the PlayBook through the Android App Player.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/mobile/android-apps-on-playbook-wont-support-mobile-advertising/

Pricing details leak for Samsungs 2012 HDTV lineup

Pricing details for Samsung's 2012 HDTV lineup may have surfaced ahead of schedule. A leaked price list, which was posted by HD Guru, suggests that the company may be raising the minimum advertised price for many of its latest LCD and plasma televisions. The high-end 8000 series LED-backlit LCDs are said to start at $2699 for the 46-inch variant, while the 75-inch model is expected to command $7299.......

Pricing details leak for Samsungs 2012 HDTV lineup

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1585126.html

Why Windows web browsing market share drop means very little to Microsoft

If you torture numbers long enough, you can make them say anything.

In this case, its Chitika, Techcrunch, and others who are raising alarms about something thats relatively meaningless, particularly to Microsoft.

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2012/02/why-windows-web-browsing-market-share-drop-means-very-little-to-microsoft/

Eastern Europeans fuel fight for Internet freedoms

Eastern Europe's tradition of political revolt has met the digital age.

This time it's not communists or food shortages fueling fury, but an international copyright treaty that opponents say threatens freedom on the Internet.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/eastern-europeans-fuel-fight-internet-freedoms-083904407.html

Two Android tablets take on Apple One is up to the task

Can Android tablets match the iPad in usability? Yes, if they apply an important lesson from Apple's approach.

Read this blog post by Brooke Crothers on Nanotech - The Circuits Blog.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-57380568-64/two-android-tablets-take-on-apple-one-is-up-to-the-task/

sábado, 18 de febrero de 2012

HP Breaks New Ground with First 27inch AllinOne Workstation

We've seen workstations before, and we've seen plenty of all-in-one PCs, but according to Hewlett-Packard, there has never been a 27-inch AIO that qualified as a workstation. Until now. HP claims its Z1 Workstation is the world's first to combine both types of systems into a 27-inch form factor, and what's more, the OEM says it's a snap to swap out parts without using any tools, a feature that's few and far between in the AIO sector, but critical if it's to be taken seriously as a workstation.

The Z1 can be configured with an Intel Core i3 2120, Xeon E3-1245, or Xeon E3-1280 processor. It supports up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, integrated and discrete level graphics , various HDD and SSD options, and up to a Blu-ray writer for optical duties. The Z1 also ships with six external USB 2.0 ports, FireWire, 6-in-1 media card reader, GbE LAN, a single PCI-E x16 slot, three mini PCI-E slots, and a 400W power supply.
HP Breaks New Ground with First 27inch AllinOne Workstation

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1582854.html

Google Mulls Launching Android 50 Jelly Bean in Second Quarter of 2012

With a few exceptions, most Android users are still patiently waiting for their device manufacturer and/or wireless carrier to unwrap Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0).

Be that as it may, technology marches on and the sweet toothed engineers at Google are hard at work cooking up code for Android 5.0, which will be known as Jelly Bean. According...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/Google-Mulls-Launching-Android-50-Jelly-Bean-in-Second-Quarter-of-2012/

Vintage hippie Steve Jobs video shows shy young man with a spark of potential

The long hair.

The mustache. The lack of a turtle neck. 32 years ago, Steve Jobs gave a presentation that wasnt like the ones he has been famous for the last decade and a half but there are definitely flashes of the bravado and intellect that made him an icon.

Source:
http://www.techi.com/2012/02/vintage-hippie-steve-jobs-video-shows-shy-young-man-with-a-spark-of-potential/

Microsofts new world of work is all about people

Empowering your workforce to work flexibly and remotely requires trust and accountability on both sides, says Microsoft International's president

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17064032

Anonymous stages dramatic takedown of FTC websites

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was feeling the wrath of unknown hackers with the Anonymous� movement on Friday morning, after seven different government websites managed by the agency vanished from the Internet. Calling the FTC the Fuctarded Troglodyte Clusterfuck,� hackers chide the government agency for lax enforcement of the national Do Not Call Registry, and for recently allowing search giant Google to merge data-sharing practi

Source:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/17/anonymous-dramatic-take-down-of-ftc-sites/

Why LTE sucks your battery that is

LTE phones are fastest things on the airwaves, but they can also suck a battery dry in a few hours.

Here are five reasons why your new Samsung Galaxy Nexus or HTC Vivid is going dead right after lunch time.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/mobile/why-lte-sucks-your-battery-that-is/

viernes, 17 de febrero de 2012

Beastie Boys Mike D pushes ATT to embrace net neutrality

Beastie Boys Mike D pushes ATT to embrace net neutrality

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly ordered AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to allow net neutrality proposals to be included in annual shareholder votes. The move is said to be partially inspired by pressure from shareholder groups such as Trillium Asset Management, which represents high-profile AT&T investors including Mike D of the Beastie Boys and his wife Tamra Davis, director of "Half Baked" and "Billy Madison."......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/beastie-boys-mike-d-pushes-att-to-embrace-net

How One Boston Hospital Accidentally Built A Healthcare Cloud

eth Israel Deaconess Medical Center didnt set out to build a healthcare cloud.

When the Boston hospital adopted electronic health records (EHR)in 2007, it needed to find a way to include its physicians in the effort. However, this proved to be a substantial challenge.

Source:
http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2012/02/15/the-accidental-healthcare-cloud/

Apple Announces Mac OS X 108 Mountain Lion [Breaking]

Apple Announces Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion [Breaking]

Source:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/16/2801047/mac-os-x-10-8-mountain-lion-preview-photos-video

The man who hears colour

Artist Neil Harbisson is completely colour-blind.

Here, he explains how a camera attached to his head allows him to hear colour.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16681630

Steve Jobs rare footage conducting a presentation on 1980 Insanely Great

Watch vintage Steve Jobs footage on Apple.

This is a rare 22 minute presentation given by Steve Jobs on 1980. This video was gifted to Computer History Museu...

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lvMgMrNDlg

Motorola Phones Have a Pitifully Long Wait for Android 40

Android 4.0�aka Ice Cream Sandwich�is such a lovely and tasteful software update for Android phones that I'd be kicking and crying if my phone didn't have it.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5885391/motorola-phones-have-a-pitifully-long-wait-for-android-40

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2012

Windows 8 on Arm Everything You Need To Know About WOA

Up until late last week Windows 8 on ARM was a complete mystery. We know the product existed, that it would launch at some point in the future, and it would sport the Metro interface Microsoft has been showing off for almost a year now. The silence on just about everything else had led many to wonder if Microsoft was further behind on the ARM version than they were letting on, but this week they finally opened up the information floodgates. That might sound like a bit of an exaggeration, but 9000 words is a bit more than we were

Microsoft claims that all WOA-based systems will receive updates through traditional updating tools built into the OS, but we remain a bit skeptical. This isn't an easy promise to make given how many variations there are of ARM hardware. Even Windows Phone 7 has begun to fragment as Microsoft struggles to maintain a common set of features across dozens of different phone implementations. In the case of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft even laid out strict hardware restrictions which should have made updating easier, but turned out to be more difficult than originally intended. �...
Windows 8 on Arm  Everything You Need To Know About WOA

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/windows-8-on-arm-everything-you-need-to-know

Snow Lizard planning solarcharged iPhone 4 4S case

Accessory maker Snow Lizard Products are developing a waterproof, rugged iPhone 4/4S case that features a battery pack that is recharged by solar power. The company has opted to fund the project through Kickstarter, hoping that outdoor sports enthusiasts who would need a case that combined extra power and rugged endurance.......

Snow Lizard planning solarcharged iPhone 4 4S case

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/snow-lizard-planning-solar-charged-iphone-4-4

Valentines Day and 5 other great Google doodle videos

The Valentine's Day Google doodle animation is sure to melt anyone's "Cold, Cold Heart." But is it the best Google doodle video? Here are five of our past favorites.

Source:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2012/0214/Valentine-s-Day-and-5-other-great-Google-doodle-videos

Mobile costs to be cut sooner

The fees levied by mobile firms on calls from landlines need to come down more quickly, says the Competition Commission.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17039978

Leaked Nikon D8000 promo

This is the official promo clip of the Nikon D800 in Bangkok.

This is a mega-DSLR with a massive 36 megapixel capacity, an enhanced 51 pt AF system, 91,000-pixel 3D Matrix Metering system, and an FX-format CMOS censor. Wow. Other features according to IBT include "support for speedy USB 3.0, dual CF and SD card slots and has uncompressed HDMI out with owners able to record H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format video for up to 29:59 minutes per clip, and the ch

Source:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0WO4qdoo3U

Google Most Popular With Male Users Students [INFOGRAPHIC]

According to new research, Google+ is still definitely male-skewing, but students outnumber software engineers by a wide margin.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2012/02/15/everything-about-google-plus/

StackMob looks beyond backend to the future of connected devices

Mobile backend as a service StackMob is announcing a hosted HTML5 solution that will make it easier for developers to build HTML5 and hybrid apps that use HTML5.

The move allows the company to become a more full fledged platform as a service.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/mobile/stackmob-looks-beyond-backend-to-the-future-of-connected-devices/

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Social Media Week Global Keynote Don Tapscott on ReCivilization

Recorded on the new Livestream today. Our current global economic crisis is symptomatic of a deeper secular change.

Evidence that we need to rethink and rebuild the organizations and institutions that have served us for decades continues to rise. Society has at its disposal the most powerful platform ever for bringing together people, skills and knowledge to ensure growth and social development in a just, sustainable world. This new medium of co

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http://new.livestream.com/smwnychange/TapscottRe-Civilization

Daemon Tools is cataloging all your disc images without permission Within Windows

Daemon Tools is cataloging all your disc images, without permission Within Windows

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http://www.withinwindows.com/2012/02/12/daemon-tools-is-cataloging-all-your-disc-images-without-permission/

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos gets surprise intro in India

Samsung's Indian branch brought out four dual SIM card phones with the surprise introduction of a genuinely new model. The Galaxy Ace Duos keeps the original Ace's 3.5-inch, 320x480 display and defining form but adds the Duos line's twin SIM slots to let GSM users keep two lines. It still uses Android 2.3 and hinges on an 832MHz processor with a large 1,650mAh battery, but it adds CDMA and EVDO Revision A 3G for some local carriers, like Reliance and Tata.......

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos gets surprise intro in India

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=6f34a9abafa5e0963bf59f5fd97a30cf

I want to go to there Discover the love of travel with Afars new iPhone app

For those of us who've always dreamed of traveling more, but need a bit of inspiration, Afar's new iPhone app may be just the ticket.

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/14/i-want-to-go-to-there-discover-the-love-of-travel-with-afars-new-iphone-app/

Hackers Claim Attack on American Tear Gas Company

Hackers loyal to Anonymous claim attack on US tear gas company, website taken down

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/hackers-claim-attack-american-tear-gas-company-15579671

The Dangers of Apple and Samsung Dominance

If there was any uncertainty that Google's acquisition of Motorola would be approved by regulatory agencies across the world, one only has to look at the fourth quarter ...

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http://www.readwriteweb.com/mobile/2012/02/the-dangers-of-apple-and-samsu.php

martes, 14 de febrero de 2012

Get Organized 25 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Organization and productivity go hand-in-hand.

Learn even a few of these keyboard shortcuts for Windows PCs or Macs to improve your efficiency.

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400111,00.asp

Following heavy criticism Apple announces new investigation into labor conditions at Foxconn

Tim Cook has responded to criticism by saying Apple has nothing to be ashamed of.

Now the company is trying to get proactive.

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/02/13/following-heavy-criticism-apple-announces-new-investigation-into-labor-conditions-at-foxconn/

Tors latest project helps Iran get back online despite new Internet censorship regime

Tor network connections, which people in Iran use to avoid Internet censorship, plummeted from 50,000 a day to nearly zero last week.

But Iranians are getting back online, due in part to a new obfuscated bridge built by Tor.

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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/tors-latest-project-helps-iran-get-back-online-amidst-internet-censorship-regime.ars

11 Cool Kickstarter Projects

These tech-based Kickstarter projects are all looking for funding and, hopefully, on their way to becoming a reality.

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http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/294050/cool-kickstarter-projects

You Data on the Network

Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence.

By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network. BFA Thesis CCA Graphic Design

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http://vimeo.com/34750078

lunes, 13 de febrero de 2012

Which is less expensive Amazon or selfhosted

Charlie Oppenheimer may be a fan of Amazon Web Services.

But, as he explains here, he's long felt that the economics of the choice between self-hosted and cloud provider had more texture to it than the patently attractive sounding 10 cents an hour."

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http://gigaom.com/2012/02/11/which-is-less-expensive-amazon-or-self-hosted/

Musicians Wage War Against Evil Robots

When synchronized sound ended the era of silent films, live musicians were no longer hired to play in movie theaters.

They fought back with an ad campaign against soulless machines.

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http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/2012/02/musicians-wage-war-against-evil-robots/

StepByStep Guide How To Build a Gaming PC With AMD039s Bulldozer CPU

The Mission

Central to my build, of course, is AMD's top-tier Bulldozer part, the 3.6GHz FX-8150. It'll rest in Asus's Sabertooth 990FX motherboard, which has USB 3.0, six SATA 6Gb/s ports, and plenty of PCIe x16 lanes. The 990FX isn't markedly different from 890FX except for one glaring change: Board vendors are now offering SLI support� in the BIOS. I was originally going to use Cooler Master's Hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler, but in the course of overclocking I decided to swap it out for AMD's Asetek-built Bulldozer FX liquid cooler, which bears a very strong resemblance to Antec's...
StepByStep Guide How To Build a Gaming PC With AMD039s Bulldozer CPU

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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/step--step_guide_how_build_gaming_pc_amds_bulldozer_cpu

Google Chrome taking the whole web everywhere

Google's SUndar Pichai says Chrome for Mobile will push the web forward.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/9074986/Google-Chrome-taking-the-whole-web-everywhere.html

Fear QuickLoading in Fallout New Vegas SuperHardcore Mod

When most developers make tweaks to their games, it's included in the next patch.

When Fallout: New Vegas Lead Designer Josh Sawyer does it, it's just too hardcore.

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http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/fallout-new-vegas/1218427p1.html?RSSwhen2012-02-09_232400&RSSid=1218427

Top 10 Downloads That Enhance Windows BuiltIn Tools

Windows has a ton of great utilities, and while we can't live without some of them, there's a special place in our heart for programs that merely improve Windows, rather than adding new software.

Here are our top 10 apps that take Windows' built-in tools and make them better.

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http://lifehacker.com/5884261/top-10-downloads-that-enhance-windows-built in-tools

domingo, 12 de febrero de 2012

The death of Firefox

It doesn't look good for Firefox: Almost every month for the last three years, has lost ground to Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Safari.

For most of 2009 the trend was fairly straight as it fended off Chrome and nibbled away at IE, but between 2010 and today Firefox has lost a third of its market share, from a worldwide peak of around 30% down to 20%.

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http://www.extremetech.com/computing/116885-the-death-of-firefox

10 Creepy Robots Videos

We no longer have to imagine a future where robots walk among us as police, girlfriends, and slaves.

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http://www.forkparty.com/22071/10-creepy-robots-videos

Google buyout of Motorola may see change in patent attitude

A pair of sources claimed Tuesday that Google was about to send a formal pledge to standards bodies that it would license and Motorola's standards-based patents fairly if its......

Google buyout of Motorola may see change in patent attitude

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1575773.html

Google Testing Wireless Music Streaming System

A new report from the Wall Street Journal is shedding some light on recent rumors that Googlers have been testing a mysterious entertainment device in their homes. According to WSJ, we can expect a system that can wireless stream music throughout the home, and will be marketed under the Google name. This would be a completely consumer-oriented device built in-house, a first for Mountain View.�

The system does not have a name anyone is willing to mention yet, but there are hints that Google will be using Android as the base of the system. Past devices like the Google TV and Nexus phones have been built with partners, but this new streaming device will be all Google. Sources say that the system will be controlled via smartphones and tablets, and that leads many to suspect an Android@Home tie in. Android@Home was a home automaton service demoed at Google I/O 2011.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

The Pirate Bays Peter Sunde Its Evolution Stupid

When I was 9 years old I got my first computer, an Amiga 500.

It was the best computer ever built, with great graphics, amazing sound and se...

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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/peter-sunde/

HP Veer 4G Pre 3 and TouchPad celebrate a melancholy birthday

Just one year ago, HP officially introduced the TouchPad, Pre 3 and Veer to its lineup.

Much has happened in the 365 days since

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http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/10/hp-veer-4g-pre-3-and-touchpad-celebrate-a-melancholy-birthday/

No Wikipedia has not forgiven GoDaddy for backing SOPA

It's been six weeks since Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales took to Twitter to announce that his organization would be removing its domain name registrations from GoDaddy over what was then the latter's public support for SOPA.

Yet as of today, www.wikipedia.org remains nestled in the GoDaddy bosom.../ what's the deal?

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http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/no-wikipedia-has-not-forgiven-godaddy-backing-sopa

sábado, 11 de febrero de 2012

Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros

Apple to disrupt notebook space with radically redesigned MacBook Pros

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http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/02/10/apple_to_disrupt_notebook_space_with_radically_redesigned_macbook_pros.html

Path is Officially SuperSorry No Hard Feelings

Path is Officially SuperSorry No Hard Feelings

Okay everyone, Path is really sorry that they did something really creepy and didn't think tot ell anyone first. The mobile start up is attempting to talk its way out of the outrage stepping from a discovery recently that user address books were being uploaded to the Path servers without any notification. CEO Dave Morin has posted a lengthy apology on the Path blog explaining what the company has done to smooth things over.

According to Morin, Path was using the address books to help improve the functionality of the Add Friends� feature. Path would also use the stored data to notify users when a contact in their address book joined Path. The company feels these are useful features, but recognizes that users should have more control. Path has pushed out an Android and iOS update that gives users the option of uploading their contacts. All previously saved contacts ahve been deleted from the servers.�...

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http://techtime.posterous.com/path-is-officially-super-sorry-no-hard-feelin

How to transfer apps from iPhone to iTunes

Even the most tech-savvy among us can induce the occasional face-palm by getting tripped up over pretty basic stuff that they just aren't familiar with.

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http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/how-to-transfer-apps-from-iphone-to-itunes-20120210/

Why iPad Textbooks Are Still Too Expensive for Schools [INFOGRPAHIC]

When Apple announced its initiative to bring iPads into schools, the reaction among many was enthusiastic.

But there are major reasons why iPads are too expensive for schools.

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http://mashable.com/2012/02/10/ipad-textbooks-infographic/

Motorola Droid 4 Lands at Verizon

At long last, Motorola's Droid 4 smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard is available at Verizon. Motroloa's newest smartphone runs $200 with a two-year service contract and includes free overnight shipping if ordered direct from Verizon, or $550 sans contract. It's been a long wait for those who've been holding out for this particular phone, which was first rumored to drop on December 8, 2011.

It's here now and it brings a dual-core 1.2GHz processor to the Android party. It also has a 4-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage supplemented with a microSD card slot, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the aforementioned slide-out QWERTY plank with five rows of keys.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Amazon Ad Pokes Fun At Cost Of Apples iPad

A new ad from Amazon attempts to make fun of the cost of Apples iPad by highlighting the cheaper price of its own mobile devices.

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http://news.yahoo.com/amazon-ad-pokes-fun-cost-apples-ipad-082011477.html

Facebook makes people feel close

Social media sites such as Facebook make people feel better about themselves, according to a US study.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/social-media/9073790/Facebook-makes-people-feel-close.html

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2012

Creepiest Mirror Ever Displays Ghostly Animal Heads Mimicking Your Facial Expression

This new concept displays a 3-D animal avatar as your reflection, mimicking your facial expressions in a horrifying, mocking way.

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http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-02/video-creepiest-mirror-ever-displays-ghostly-animal-heads-mimicking-your-facial-expression

The best iPhone tethering apps and one to avoid

Wireless carriers have us right where they want us.

When there are only four significant national providers in the US, theres only so much competition for our business. So when they all band together (even if only in mindset) and decide on a new rule,� customers are forced to play along.

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http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/the-best-iphone-tethering-apps-2012029/

Canon SX260 HS stuffs 20X zoom into compact body

Canon SX260 HS stuffs 20X zoom into compact body

The most performance-minded camera in Canon's lineup for the CP+ show Tuesday was unveiled as the SX260 HS. While the model name is slightly off from leaks, it confirms talk of a leap from 14X to 20X zoom in the body. The design comes outfitted with both a 12.1-megapixel CMOS sensor that helps in low light as well as a DIGIC 5 chip that improves image quality and allows for 1080p video.......

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http://techtime.posterous.com/canon-sx260-hs-stuffs-20x-zoom-into-compact-b

Googles Screenwise Project Will Give You Money If You Give Up Your Privacy

In the midst of outcry over the changes in Google's privacy policy, the search giant has announced that it will start paying some users to share their search history as part of a new project dubbed Screenwise.

Search Engine Land reports that people who sign up to be on the Screenwise panel will receive a $5 credit on Amazon for installing a browser extension that allows all of the data from their Chrome browsing to be collected.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/google-screenwise-project_n_1263128.html

Patent Troll Claims Ownership of Interactive Web And Might Win

The city of Tyler, Texas, is better known as the nation's

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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/patent-troll-trial/

Google Drive Cloud Storage Near Ready

Google is said to be close to launching its own cloud-storage service that is set to compete with Dropbox.

The tip-off was offered to the Wall Street Journal, which says that it has talked to people familiar with the matter. The long-rumored service dubbed 'Drive'

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http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/02/09/google.to.take.on.dropbox.in.cloud.storage.market/

jueves, 9 de febrero de 2012

iPad 3 rumor rollup for the week of Feb 7

Even as the Patriots' hopes and dreams were strangled in the Super Bowl, the iOSsphere rumors for iPad 3 mounted anew on wings like eagles.

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http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/020712-ipad3-rumor-255859.html

Amazon Deal Brings Viacom TV Shows to Prime Streaming

Amazon announced a deal with Viacom today that brings it one step closer to truly competing with Netflix as a streaming video service. Amazon Prime Video will soon be streaming TV shows from MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, and Comedy Central to Prime subscribers. The 2,000 new titles will push Amazon's Prime offerings to roughly 15,000.

Both Netflix and Hulu can boast more content than Amazon, but the retail giant sweetens the pot with the Prime shipping service. Anyone that drops $79 for a yearly subscription to Prime gets free 2-day shipping on most items from Amazon, and free streaming video. As Amazon continues to push into tablets, and possibly phones, video content will become increasingly important.�...
Amazon Deal Brings Viacom TV Shows to Prime Streaming

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1570996.html

Why Jailbreaking should be legal

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has selected some of the best submissions from the Copyright Office's review of whether it should continue to be legal in the USA to "jailbreak" your devices in order to make them more suited to their needs.

In this post, we hear from a deaf man who jailbreaks his phone so that he can use it as an assistive device at work; a military worker in Kuwait who jailbreaks his phone so he can quickly access the flashlig

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http://boingboing.net/2012/02/08/americans-explain-why-jailbrea.html

Scientists Invent Robot That Powers Itself By Eating Organic Matter Then Pooping

Scientists working out of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory have invented a robot that powers itself by collecting its own food and water, digests it, then poops out the waste, according to Scientific American.

It may sound unconventional, but scientists hope that a new generation of these "ecobots" will not only be self-sustaining, but may even help recycle and reuse food waste.

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http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/scientists-invent-robot-that-eats-organic-matter-then-poops-

Apple seeks revised patent rules

A letter from Apple's legal team reveals that the firm wants Europe to revise rules covering patents that are essential to industry standards.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16948544

Acer Initiates Legal Action Against Former Chief Lanci for Joining Lenovo

The breakup between Acer and its former Chief Executive Officer, Gianfranco Lanci, was mildy tense, but swift and free of any drama when the two parted ways almost a year ago. And it probably would have stayed that way too, except Lanci accepted a gig with Lenovo, a move that prompted Acer to file a lawsuit in Italy for an alleged breache of a non-compete clause Lanci signed with his former company.

Acer brought Lanci on board in 1997. Over the course of the next decade and beyond, Lanci proved instrumental in Acer's rise to the near top. But things came to a head when he and Acer's board disagreed on a product strategy in the emerging mobile handset landscape, and specifically the amount of focus that should be put on smartphones and tablets.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Infographic Flash Still Bests HTML5 by Most Measures In Web Gaming

Apple may have hitched its star to HTML5 with iOS-based devices like the iPhone and iPad, but Flash is still more secure, more available, and used for more multimedia overall.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400020,00.asp

miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2012

PS Vita demo units hit GameStop ahead of launch

GameStop stores as promised have started carrying PlayStation Vita demo units. Depending on which of the 3,300 stores showing the Vita gamers visit, they should have access to a handful of the 25 launch titles to try. Among the mix will include FIFA, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and Wipeout 2048.......

PS Vita demo units hit GameStop ahead of launch

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=4638fe5415b98671faa47604e66f395c

iTunes Match desktop playback bug hits may clear up

iTunes Match desktop playback bug hits may clear up

iTunes Match subscribers late Friday reported a problem with iTunes Match playback failing. Anyone on a desktop, whether Mac or Windows, couldn't play cloud-stored songs unless they were already matched with the iTunes Store. The problems didn't appear to be limited to particular app or OS revisions, and iOS users could still access the service.......

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http://techtime.posterous.com/itunes-match-desktop-playback-bug-hits-may-cl

Somebodys Watching How A Simple Exploit Lets Strangers Tap Into Private Security Cameras

Last week, a blog called Console Cowboys exposed a security vulnerability in some models of Trendnet home security cameras.

Following the instructions on the site, thousands of streaming personal IP cameras can be accessed.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/06/trendnet-hackers_n_1257027.html

Facebook With Care Social Networking Site Can Hurt SelfEsteem

Facebooking has its benefits, but it also holds mental-health pitfalls, especially for competitive young men and people with low self-esteem.

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http://www.livescience.com/18324-facebook-depression-social-comparison.html

AntiSec leaks Symantec pcAnywhere source code after 50k extortion not paid

High drama in cyber realm after hackers wanted $50,000 from Symantec or else the hacking group would leak the security firm's source code.

Email negotiations between hackers and feds posing as a Symantec employee went down in flames. Now a file claiming to be Symantec's pcAnywhere source code has set sail into the wild from The Pirate Bay.

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http://blogs.computerworld.com/19695/antisec_leaks_symantec_pcanywhere_source_code_after_50k_extortion_not_paid

How Twitter is Used Around the World

Twitter's policies change worldwide as the world changes because of Twitter.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2399900,00.asp

Woman Who Assembles iPads Shown iPad for First Time in Her Life

"Mrs.

Chen," as CNN calls her, works in a Foxconn plant installing iPad screens for virtually every waking hour of her life. Despite this, she never actually saw an iPad until CNN whisked her away.

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http://gizmodo.com/5882603/woman-who-assembles-ipads-shown-ipad-for-first-time-in-her-life

martes, 7 de febrero de 2012

Anonymous May Have Completely Destroyed This Military Law Firm

Anonymous' gutting of Puckett & Faraj, the firm that defended the Marines behind the Haditha Killing, might have been more than a major embarrassment.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5882717/anonymous-may-have-completely-destroyed-military-law-firm