martes, 31 de enero de 2012

TMobile calls for FCC to maintain fair spectrum auctions

TMobile calls for FCC to maintain fair spectrum auctions

T-Mobile's vice president of federal regulatory affairs, Kathleen Ham, has issued a statement calling for the FCC to establish tighter rules for spectrum auctions. As a former FCC auctions division chief, Ham argues that pending congressional legislation and the "newfound distrust" in the FCC may push smaller companies out of the spectrum auctions.......

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1560188.html

ACTA Protest Guide Rally Details From Around the World

Protests are spreading across the globe, as outrage grows over the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty in the wake of the SOPA bill being shelved last week by the U.S.

Congress. Find all the details about these protest events below.

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http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/288930/20120127/acta-protest-rally-world.htm

50 FBOMB Cheap spying for stalkers hackers or cashstrapped feds

At ShmooCon, a security researcher showed off the F-BOMB, a tiny and disposable 'spy computer' which could provide super cheap GPS surveillance for cash-strapped feds or future stalkers.

It could also be used by hackers to collect data and send it over Wi-Fi. F-BOMB won a DARPA Cyber Fast Track research award. The inexpensive and common hardware also makes it nearly impossible for 'gun-toting bad guys' to finger just precisely who dropped the spy

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http://blogs.computerworld.com/19653/50_f_bomb_cheap_spying_for_stalkers_hackers_or_cash_strapped_feds

WTMobilePoliDerp Obama Now Accepts Cellphone Campaign Donations Via Square

Its an election year, which means it is time for debating, caucuses and campaign fundraising.

This year, President Obama is going beyond the hefty check and taking donations using tech darling Square. Square allows businesses to accept credit card payments through their mobile phones. Whether youre a Republican or a Democrat, running for president or local assembly, Square makes it easier than ever for candidates, organizations and volun

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/30/obama-donations-square/

Ten Bizarre PC Designs [Slideshow]

Bravely, these firms were willing to take a chance on a crazy design idea.

At times, those risks worked out for the best, and other times they failed miserably. In the following story, you're about to get a look at ten bizarre PC designs of late (all debuted over the course of the past 12 years, as it happens).

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/293463/10-bizarre-pc-designs/1

Google Microsoft Yahoo to fight email spam

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, AOL and Facebook are setting aside their online rivalry to fight a common enemy: email spam and 'phishing' attacks.

Source:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-google-microsoft-yahoo-email-spam.html

lunes, 30 de enero de 2012

Sneak Peek at the Five Techiest Super Bowl XLVI Commercials [VIDs]

Advertisers beat the rush by posting Super Bowl XLVI commercials on the Web.

Here's a sneak peek at the techiest from the bunch.

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http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/sneak-peek-techiest-super-bowl-46-ads

Call Twitter From A Hacked Rotary Phone

The Rotary Emotiphone is a vintage rotary phone thats been revived to tweet emoticons.

This particular project, by Instructables user zvizvi comes with a list of predefined emoticons, each assigned to a single digit and matched with a uniquely colored LED.

Source:
http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/call-twitter-from-a-hacked-rotary-phone-instructables-how-to

NVIDIA dresses up CUDA parallel computing platform

This weeks NVIDIA announcement of a dressed up version of its CUDA parallel computing platform is targeted as a good news message for engineers, biologists, chemists, physicists, geophysicists, and other researchers on fast-track computations using GPUs.

The new version features an LLVM (low-level virtual machine)-based CUDA compiler, new imaging and signal processing functions added to the NVIDIA Performance Primitives library and a redesigne

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-nvidia-cuda-parallel-platform.html

UP Patent Office Invalidates Major Rambus Patent

UP Patent Office Invalidates Major Rambus Patent

Before smartphone patents took over the spotlight, everyone's favorite patent troll was Rambus. The technology licensing firm has been using the so-called Barth patents for years to sue tech companies and extract licensing fees as a settlement. After invalidating two of the three Barth patents earlier this year, the U.S. Patent Office has now invalidated the third as well.�

It was the Barth patents that Rambus used to win lawsuits against Nvidia, HP, and more. The technologies described in these patents pertained mostly to memory chip design, and were considered to be Rambus' most valuable IP. Rambus pulled in $312.4 million in revenue last year on the strength of its patent portfolio. That amount is likely to drop in 2012.

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/up-patent-office-invalidates-major-rambus-pat

US Voters Censorship is a Bigger Problem Than Piracy

In the wake of the online protests against the pending PIPA and SOPA anti-piracy bills, Rasmussen asked US voters what their opinion is on the issue.

Should the public worry more about piracy or Internet censorship? Through a telephone survey voters were asked the following question. Which is a bigger problem, that some people download [...]

Source:
https://torrentfreak.com/us-voters-censorship-is-a-bigger-problem-than-piracy-120127/

Apple Google Must Face EmployeePoaching Ban Antitrust Lawsuit

Google Inc. and Apple Inc. were among seven technology companies that must face a lawsuit claiming they violated antitrust laws by entering into agreements not to recruit each others employees, a federal judge said.

Source:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-26/apple-google-poaching-case-will-go-forward-u-s-judge-says.html

domingo, 29 de enero de 2012

Twitters New Censorship plan rouses Global Furor

Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-twitter-censorship-rouses-global-furor.html

Physics Professor Analyzes Whether NoName Batteries Are a Better Value Than Duracell Energizer Moneyland TIMEcom

Duracell? Energizer? The cheapie packages of AAs at the dollar store? Tired of dumping money blindly on batteries for Wii remote controllers, flashlights, Nerf guns, and the like, a physicist decides it's time to investigate which batteries truly give the most bang for the buck.

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http://moneyland.time.com/2012/01/27/a-physics-professor-asks-are-no-name-batteries-a-better-value-than-major-brands/

Mega Aftermath Upheaval In Pirate Warez Land

While last week's shutdown of MegaUpload is of huge interest in itself, but a wave of aftershocks and side-effects are proving equally fascinating to watch.

In addition to causing all sorts of problems for legitimate users of file-sharing services, there is no avoiding the fact that certain elements of the piracy scene are in a mess. But amazingly, still the beat goes on.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/mega-aftermath-upheaval-in-pirate-warez-land-120128/

Review Logitech Cube

The world of mice could often be described charitably as stagnant: it's an endless sea of ergonomic shapes that assume you're sitting at a desk and have lots of room in your bag. Logitech's Cube is about as different as you can get, with a small, brick-like design that relies on touch and orientation to make it an ultraportable mouse and presenter. We'll gauge in our Logitech Cube review whether it's a welcome break or a novelty.......

Review Logitech Cube

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=5e80518f8982d42be692cb0e830a681c

McAfee Symantec Squabble Over Market Share Numbers

The hardest part about watching a nerd fight is knowing which side to root for. Such is the position we find ourselves in as two security giants squabble over claims the other is making. What started the whole thing was Symantec telling Reuters in an interview earlier this week that it was snatching up antivirus market share from competitor McAfee.

Not only does McAfee refute Symantec's claim, the security firm points out it conducted a record level of business during its December quarter, during which time it secured its biggest deal ever and added more sales exceeding $1 million than it had in any other quarter to date.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

10 Ways Your Startup Can Hook Into Facebook Part I On The Web

Having already covered how startups can use search and Twitter to find customers, here's 10 steps for finding people on another key marketing platform: Facebook

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http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/28/facebookwe/

Rare minerals dearth threatens global renewables industry

China's near-exclusive access to terbium and yttrium sent prices soaring in 2011, potentially hobbling clean energy industry Shortages of a handful of rare minerals could slow the future growth of the burgeoning renewable energy industries, and affect countries' chances of limiting greenhouse gas emissions, business leaders were told at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week..

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/27/rare-minerals-global-renewables-industry

sábado, 28 de enero de 2012

Does Apple Help iPhone Thieves

The theft of smartphones is rising and thieves have been turning in stolen iPhones for replacements.

If the warranty is still good, the support centers just swap out the iPhone with no questions asked. This is making it easy for thieves to launder� the stolen iPhone.

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http://www.broadband-expert.co.uk/blog/mobile-broadband-news/does-apple-help-iphone-thieves/7716156

Nintendo expects first annual loss in at least three decades

Spurned by consumers who now favor tablets, smartphones and higher-definition consoles, Nintendo Co. said it will probably post a loss in its current fiscal year � its first in at least three decades.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/ct-biz-nintendo-012712,0,341659.story

Jim Hensons Robot 1963 Short Film For The Bell System Released VIDEO

Before he helped pave Sesame Street or invented the Muppets, Jim Henson was a young, experimental filmmaker.

One of his earliest works, a 1963 short called "Robot," has been unearthed and put on YouTube by AT&T.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/27/jim-hensons-robot-1963-short-film_n_1236974.html

HP Begins Releasing webOS Source Code

True to its word, HP has officially started releasing the webOS source code. The company said late last year that it would open source the mostly-failed platform so the community could continue to work on it. HP itself has pledged to continue contributing to the project as well. Today's release included the Enyo application framework, and the rest of the platform will be released over the coming months, with a few surprises along the way.

The version of Enyo released is actually the new 2.0 build. This version is browser independent, allowing developers more freedom in application design. Enyo 1.0 was tied to WebKit. The PC maker plans to apply th Apache 2.0 license to the source code later this month. Next month HP hopes to get The JavaScript core of webOS out, and a standard Linux kernel for webOS in March. Switching to a standard Linux kernel like Android uses will expand device compatibility down the line. The core apps and system manager will be out sometime this summer, culminating with the final Open...
HP Begins Releasing webOS Source Code

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1555600.html

KeepRecipes creates an iTunes for cookbooks

KeepRecipes is launching an iTunes for recipes� on Friday, in hopes of building an online marketplace for buying and selling culinary ideas.

It's starting small but KeepRecipes hopes to show cookbook publishers they can money online and show consumers that some recipes are worth paying for.

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http://gigaom.com/2012/01/27/keeprecipes-creates-an-itunes-for-cookbooks/

Verizon Wireless Invested Around 730 million in California

California benefitted from a great investment by Verizon Wireless. More than $729 million was spent on all the materials and equipment just in California.

Source:
http://www.broadbandexpert.com/blog/mobile-broadband/verizon-wireless/verizon-wireless-invested-around-730-million-in-california/

Apple Posts Record Earnings Sells 37 Million iPhones in Last Quarter

We always expect Apple to post big quarterly numbers, but the sheer volume of cash Apple made last quarter almost defies description. The Cupertino-based maker of iDevices has announced that it pulled in $46.3 billion in revenue for Fiscal Q1 2012, the period that ended December 31. That is nearly double the 2011 value.

When all the costs were figured in, Apple made a record $13.06 billion in profit, which works out to $13.87 per-share. Much of this windfall came from the launch of the iPhone 4S early in the quarter; in all 37.04 million of the devices were sold. The company's other products didn't fare poorly either. The iPad moved over 15 million units, and the Mac sold 5.2 million. iPods are still charting over 15 million units as well.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

viernes, 27 de enero de 2012

Even at 299 Droid Razr Maxx may be a Verizon hit

Verizon customers craving a thin LTE smartphone with all-day battery life get their wish later this week.

The carrier is launching Motorolas Droid Razr Maxx on Jan. 26 for $299 with contract.

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http://gigaom.com/mobile/even-at-299-droid-razr-maxx-may-be-a-verizon-hit/

The Worlds Worst Privacy Policy

With the Internet up in arms about the most recent tweaks to Google's fine print on privacy, it's helpful to remember: It could be much, much worse.

Another search engine called Skipity, created last June and registered to one Andrew Corley, offers a refreshingly honest example of the privacy policy most [...]

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http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/01/25/the-worlds-worst-privacy-policy/

Nintendo confirms Wii U to launch by year end

Nintendo will launch its Wii U video game console -- the successor to the wildly successful but aging Nintendo Wii -- in the U.S. and other key markets in time for the holiday shopping season later...

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/26/nintendo-confirms-wii-u-to-launch-by-year-end/

A computer program painted this artwork from its own imagination

This landscape may not look like that much - it's a solid B+ in middle school art, I'd say - but this might just be proof that its creator, a computer program named the Painting Fool, is a creative being.

The program is the brainchild of Dr.

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http://io9.com/5879423/a-computer-program-painted-this-artwork-from-its-own-imagination

Vodafone Australia first carrier to get Galaxy Tab postban

Vodafone became the first Australian carrier to begin offering the Galaxy Tab 10.1 following the reversed preliminary ban. The Android tablet's 3G version comes subsidized with the device price factored into the monthly rate. It can cost as little as $39 AUD a month on a two-year contract with a 1.5GB monthly cap or as much as $109 AUD on a one-year contract with a large 16GB cap.......

Vodafone Australia first carrier to get Galaxy Tab postban

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=79cc39f0a197a870697a1b3ad6314a7d

Supreme Court Rules that GPS Tracking is a Search

Supreme Court Rules that GPS Tracking is a Search

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Fourth Amendment does indeed preclude law enforcement from attaching GPS tracking devices to vehicles without a warrant. While this is the theme of the rare unanimous decision, the actual language is more nuanced. The government's position was that a GPS tracker was not a search�, but the court disagreed.

In the case at issue, the government claimed to have probable cause, but had not obtained a warrant. Due to this oversight, the Supreme Court opted to withhold a decision on whether or not a warrant is always required for this type of search. From the language of the decision, it appears that the month-long surveillance in this case should have required a warrant in the court's opinion, but shorter periods of surveillance might not. Five of the justices did affirm that physically attaching a GPS tracker to a vehicle was a search, though.

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1553720.html

Poles Take antiACTA Protests to the Streets

Thousands of people have joined anti-ACTA protests all across Poland this week.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/poles-take-anti-acta-protests-to-the-streets-120126/

Curationsoft Reviewrespectedadminscom

Our reviewer Trader Aaron understands his the internet. Today he'll be taking a look at CurationSoft. But is it a 5 star winner or a better off avoided entirely?...
For bloggers and social media sharers, CurationSoft enables content curation on a whole new level.
Read more here:http://curationsoft-review.respectedadmins.com

jueves, 26 de enero de 2012

The New Police Siren You Can Actually Feel

A new kind of police siren that emits low-frequency vibrations, is making waves -- quite literally -- in the town of Bartow, Fla.

Although pedestrians may find it unpleasant, officers think it's a safer and more effective means of announcing their presence.

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http://autos.aol.com/article/howler-police-siren/

This Is Mind Blowing Process This Negative With Your Brain

Here's something that'll blow your mind (sorry that it's an ad): stare at the colored dots on this girl's nose for 30 seconds, then quickly look at a white wall or ceiling (or anything pure white) and...

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http://www.petapixel.com/2012/01/24/process-this-negative-with-your-brain/

Kinect demo shows holographic 3D game engine

Kinect demo shows holographic 3D game engine

Developers have demonstrated an unofficial feature for Microsoft's Kinect system that mimics holographic effects. The Programming4fun team used the Kinect beta SDK and Windows Phone to create the illusion of a holographic scene, using the Kinect sensors to track a user's position and change the perspective of the scene projected on a flat surface.......

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1551964.html

The Pentagon Newest Stealth Spy Aircraft Is a Flying Sperm

This is Argus One, the Pentagon's newest unmanned aerial spy.

It can carry 30 pounds of high-tech sensors and it just happens to be shaped like a sperm because this shape is better at handling turbulences at high altitudes.

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http://gizmodo.com/5878964/the-pentagon-newest-spy-stealth-aircraft-is-a-flying-sperm

EMI Boss Opposes SOPA Says Piracy is a Service Issue

The RIAA has been one of the most dedicated supporters of the PIPA and SOPA bills, but not all of the people they represent share their enthusiasm.

EMI's VP of Urban Promotions Craig Davis made some very reasonable remarks on the controversial anti-piracy plans, stating that

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https://torrentfreak.com/emi-boss-opposes-sopa-says-piracy-is-a-service-issue-120125/

2012s 25 Geekiest 25th Anniversaries

Network Worlds 6th annual collection of the years geekiest anniversaries� this time includes the births of pioneering companies such as UUNet and NEXTEL; technologies like OS/2 and SPARC; television classics topped by Star Trek: The Next Generation� and the first Simpsons� shorts; disposable contact lenses; the first naked-eye supernova in four centuries; and, who could possibly forget The Woodstock of Physics.

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http://www.networkworld.com/slideshow/27499

Ubisoft Loosens Anno DRM Restrictions To Allow GPU Upgrades

We've almost completely given up discussing Ubisoft DRM here at Maximum PC, and with good reason. Just about every PC release seems to ship with some draconian and insanely punishing copy protection mechanism designed to drive paying customers insane. Anno 2070 was no different, releasing with an activation system that limited you to a total of 3 lifetime activations, ohh and upgrading your video card, as discovered by Guru3D, counts against this total.

After briefly toying with the idea of completely excluding all future Ubisoft titles from graphics card benchmarks, Guru3D did the right thing, and decided only by reporting on the issues would any action ever be taken to improve the situation. Thanks in no small part of their efforts, Ubisoft has lightened up a bit on its restrictions, now allowing users to upgrade graphics cards without triggering an additional activation.�...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

The Pirate Bay Wants You to Download Physical Objects Now

File sharing site The Pirate Bay has introduced a new content category for sharing 3D data files.

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http://mashable.com/2012/01/24/pirate-bay-download-physical-object-physibles/

Apples thermonuclear war against Android is an expensive dud

This morning Reuters reported that Apple had lost an appeal to ban Android tablets in the Netherlands.

Its another failure for an expensive legal strategy that has done nothing to stem the growth of Androids marketshare in the smartphone and tablet space.

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/24/apple-thermonuclear-war-android-dutch-tablet-lawsuit/

Google announces privacy settings change across products users cant opt out

Google said Tuesday it will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube and other services, a radical shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of its privacy and competitive practices.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-tracks-consumers-across-products-users-cant-opt-out/2012/01/24/gIQArgJHOQ_story.html

VoiceUtils for jailbroken iPhone 4S can open apps unlock

Hacker developer Nick Frey is now offering a utility forjailbroken iPhone 4S models that extends Siri slightly, allowing users to speak commands beginning with "open" or "launch" to allow Siri to launch programs or execute system commands such as "unlock" and "reboot." The program can open both first- and third-party programs and relies on the recently-released Absinthe program for jailbreaking.......

VoiceUtils for jailbroken iPhone 4S can open apps unlock

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=60aa867f15c5e3b2508c5403ddea5a14

A Brief History of the BlackBerry

Back in the early 1990s, we didn't have BlackBerries or any kind of wireless data devices.

Phones weren't very Smart, and dial up still ruled the land.

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http://www.readwriteweb.com/enterprise/2012/01/a-brief-history-of-the-blackbe.php

martes, 24 de enero de 2012

Cloud provider Joyent gets 85 million for global expansion

Joyent will use the cash to fund expansion of its cloud services and take on Amazon, the behemoth in that space.

The company hosts its own public cloud services and sells infrastructure that customers use to field their own public or private cloud services.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/cloud/joyent-nets-85-million-for-cloud-expansion/

Latest Cool Gadget for iPhone

Latest Cool Gadget for iPhone

Source:
http://www.voiceable.org/latest-cool-gadget-iphone.html

MIT Genius Stuffs 100 Processors Into Single Chip

Call Anant Agarwal's work crazy, and you've made him a happy man.

Source:
http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/01/mit-genius-stu/

5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Own Server

Youve probably heard at some point that servers arent only for those that have a lot of money.

In fact, anyone who has a spare box sitting around somewhere in their house can have their very own server, slaving away at whatever whims you may have.

Source:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-reasons-server/

AMD Gives First Person Shooters A Boost With New Radeon HD 7900 Driver

Are you one of those cutting-edge gamers who snatched up a Radeon HD 7970 graphics card the day they hit the street? If so, AMD's sending a little "Thank You" gift your way in the form of the new 8.921.2 RC11 AMD Radeon HD 7900 driver, an update that adds DX10 and DX11 Super Sample Anti-Aliasing and Adaptive Anti-Aliasing to the Catalyst Control Center, ups performance for quite a few titles, and fixes bugs in yet a few more.

Here's a list of improvements and fixes taken directly from the driver's page :...
AMD Gives First Person Shooters A Boost With New Radeon HD 7900 Driver

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http://techtime.posterous.com/amd-gives-first-person-shooters-a-boost-with

Want to go Inside Apple

For the second time in three months a book is set to appear that endeavors to explain the "magic" and mystery of why Apple can do with it does.

On Wednesday, "Inside Apple" by Fortune reporter Adam Lashinksy will be released. Here's our review.

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http://gigaom.com/apple/want-to-go-inside-apple-read-this-book/

lunes, 23 de enero de 2012

Road rage at driverless cars Its possible

The road to a future where we jump in our cars, enter a destination, and let them do the driving could be filled with rage, according to an expert on driverless car technology.
For starters, driverless cars will likely be programmed to obey all traffic laws.

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http://futureoftech.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/20/10201865-road-rage-at-driverless-cars-its-possible

SOPA Shelving Proves Power of the Internet and of We the People

COMMENTARY | Right now, I'm as grateful to be an American as I've ever been.

The old guard entertainment industry had it good for a long time. And all of their support was meant to be paid back with the passage of the so-called anti-piracy bill commonly referred to as SOPA. But the people would not have it, according to an Associated Press report.

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http://news.yahoo.com/sopa-shelving-proves-power-internet-people-235400949.html

FileSonic has disabled file sharing in wake of Megaupload takedown

Only days after popular file locker Megaupload was shut down by the FBI, competitor FileSonic has disabled its sharing functionality.

FileSonic will now only allow users to download files that they have uploaded themselves.

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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/filesonic-has-disabled-file-sharing-in-wake-of-megaupload-takedown.ars

Watch a Music Video of LMFAOs Party Rock Anthem Ridiculously Made with MS Paint

Like the hilarious Chris Brown Look at Me Now video before it, this music video of LMFAO's played too much Party Rock song is made completely with MS Paint.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5878203/watch-a-music-video-of-lmfaos-party-rock-anthem-ridiculously-made-with-ms-paint

Samsung Galaxy Note hitting Canada midFebruary with LTE

Samsung Galaxy Note hitting Canada midFebruary with LTE

Samsung has quietly confirmed that its Galaxy Note handset will arrive in Canada sometime in the middle of February. The company's Canadian website includes a sign-up page for launch notifications, with a reference to mid-February availability, however exact plans for specific carriers remain unclear.......

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1547596.html

Pirates of the world unite and pirate everything Ive ever written Paulo Coelho

IN THE former Soviet Union, in the late 1950s and 60s, many books that questioned the political system began to be circulated privately in mimeographed form.

Their authors never earned a penny in royalties.

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http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2012/01/20/welcome-to-pirate-my-books/

domingo, 22 de enero de 2012

Samsungs transparent display could help retailers draw crowds to windows

Samsung showed off a cool transparent liquid-crystal display at the Consumer Electronics Show a week ago.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/21/samsungs-transparent-display-could-help-retailers-draw-crowds-to-windows/

Megaupload Founder Discovered in New Zealand Safe Room With Gun

In a dramatic, digital-age stand-off that played like a scene from a Hollywood thriller, dozens of New Zealand police backed by helicopters swarmed the barricaded mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/21/idUS175418489220120121

iPad 2S cases pop up matching some iPad 3 rumors

Case maker Chinee has taken a gamble and built designs based on descriptions matching the rumored iPad 3. Its "iPad 2S" cases are 1mm thicker than for the iPad 2 but otherwise cosmetically identical to the existing version. The company insists that its designs are based on details from Apple's own supply chain.......

iPad 2S cases pop up matching some iPad 3 rumors

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http://techtime.posterous.com/ipad-2s-cases-pop-up-matching-some-ipad-3-rum

Finally A Kinectcontrolled skateboard

Speed up and slow down a longboard using only your hand gestures.

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http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/the-board-of-awesomeness-is-a-kinect-controlled-skateboard

Analysts Predict Windows Phone Will Be More Popular Than iOS By 2015

It seems that there are a lot of people who aren't taking Microsoft very seriously when it comes to competing in the smartphone marketplace.

However, various well-known analyst firms, including IDC, Gartner, and iSuppli, believe Windows Phone could actually overtake iOS and become the second most popular smartphone platform by 2015. The head...

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http://hothardware.com/News/Windows-Phone-Will-Be-More-Popular-Than-iOS-By-2015/

Enough We Get It Retweets Arent Endorsements

Here and now, let's all agree that we agree.

Then let's stop saying this to each other.

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http://www.good.is/post/enough-we-get-it-retweets-aren-t-endorsements/

sábado, 21 de enero de 2012

ZTE plans to double smartphone shipments push hard in US

ZTE plans to double its smartphone numbers this year as it expands out of China, cellphone strategy head Lv Qianhao said in an interview Tuesday. Its motherland and the US would be the "key engines" for growth in 2012 as it focused on higher-end devices, he explained to Reuters. Best known for its budget Android phones, it was leaning towards the high end and just recently unveiled the Tania, its first Windows Phone.......

ZTE plans to double smartphone shipments push hard in US

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http://techtime.posterous.com/zte-plans-to-double-smartphone-shipments-push

TiVo Premieres get big speed update DVRtoDVR streaming

TiVo Premieres get big speed update DVRtoDVR streaming

TiVo posted a much-requested update for its Premiere-series DVRs mid-week that answered a number of complaints while adding upsides of its own. The 20.2 upgrade speeds up the interface to touch on a common lag problem and brings the Grid and Live Guides into HD for the first time. Those who have more than one TiVo now have the luxury of streaming a show recorded on one TiVo to another on the same network instead of having to transfer it completely.......

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/tivo-premieres-get-big-speed-update-dvr-to-dv

Do New 7Inch Tablets Measure Up

This years Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas generated a lot of Tablet News, especially in the New 7-inch Tablets arena.

Samsung, Asus, Acer, Toshiba, ViewSonic and a host of others appear to be committing to the 7-inch form factor.

Source:
http://www.newtabletsnews.com/ces-2012-recap-do-new-7-inch-tablets-measure-up

Why the iPad wont transform education just yet

Apple has a long way to go -- and logistical hurdles to clear in tens of thousands of schools -- before it dominates K-12 classrooms.

Source:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/20/tech/innovation/ipad-wont-transform-education/index.html

MPAA Fights Back Against Anonymous Attacks

The Motion Pictures Assocation of America is pushing back against Anonymous.

In reaction to U.S. authorities shutting down Megaupload, the hacktivist group Anonymous has been launching attacks on various government agencies and big media companies.

Source:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/mpaa-anonymous-hacker-attacks-megaupload-283426

How Will Teachers Pay For Apples New iBooks Sites Like DonorsChooseOrg

The single biggest question surrounding Apples Thursday announcement of its new iBooks textbooks is how teachers and schools will be able to buy enough iPads to make the initiative a success.

Source:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/elizabethwoyke/2012/01/19/how-will-teachers-pay-for-apples-new-ibooks-sites-like-donorschoose-org/

Inside Anonymous Largest Attack Ever

How and why the shadowy hactivist group took down the website of the FBI

Source:
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/01/inside-anonymous-largest-attack-ever-FBI-megaupload-mega-upload

viernes, 20 de enero de 2012

Digg Social Reader Now with Diggs Submits and Comments

Now with Diggs, Submits and Comments
Starting today, we will begin rolling out a series of new actions for Digg Social Reader that you can add on your Facebook Timeline and your friends Ticker.

Source:
http://about.digg.com/blog/digg-social-reader-now-diggs-submits-and-comments

What Happens to MegaUploads Grammy Winning CEO Swizz Beatz

In yet another surprise move, file-sharing site MegaUpload has quietly appointed rapper / producer Swizz Beatz as its new CEO.

Swizz Beatz, who's married to Alicia Keys, is claimed to have played a key role in recruiting some of the A-list stars who endorsed the site in the controversial Mega Song campaign. The appointment of the prominent rapper is not going to be applauded by the major music labels, who describe Megaupload as a piracy haven.

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-swizz-beatz-120120/

Everything You Need to Know About Apples New Education Tools

In an attempt to promote interactive learning and take over the textbook industry, Apple made its education announcement in New York this morning.

Just in case you were at the chiropractor all day trying to undo years of damage caused by a heavy backpack, here's what went down:

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5877634/everything-you-need-to-know-about-apples-new-education-tools

What are the REAL motivations behind support for SOPA

I thought ignorance was to blame.

Maybe I was wrong.

Source:
http://matadornetwork.com/change/what-are-the-real-motivations-behind-support-for-sopa/

How mobile data plans should be set up

Why current data plans suck, and how Id fixed them.

Source:
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/how-mobile-data-plans-should-be-set-up/17814

Snapstream releases Mac client for webbased video searching

Snapstream, a company that offers a hardware-based TV broadcast monitoring server and integrated software, has released a Mac version of its web player, letting Mac users search, view and save clips on various subjects. The Mac version, a first for the company, is limited compared to its Windows counterpart but is expected to gain support for additional browsers, video formats and playback options over time. Mac compatibility greatly helps those who rely on Mac workflows for video editing....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

LG returns to tablets with 15GHz Optimus Pad LTE

LG took its second shot at tablets in an unusual post-CES launch with the Optimus Pad LTE. A direct sequel to the original we reviewed, it keeps the 8.9-inch, 1280x768 IPS screen and jumps to its namesake 4G for Internet access. Added speed comes through a platform switch, with LG moving from the dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 to a similarly dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

jueves, 19 de enero de 2012

It has begun Google protests SOPA and PIPA using censored logo

Please help get out information about the harms that SOPA and PIPA can do.

Let's band together to stop it!

Source:
http://imgur.com/SYGFo

Google says 45 million people signed antiSOPA petition today

SOPA blackout: Google says 4.5 million people signed its anti-SOPA, anti-PIPA petition during on Wednesday.

Source:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2012/01/google-anti-sopa-petition.html

Pirate Party goes dark for SOPA

The Australian Pirate Party has blacked out its website in protest against the US Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect-IP Act (PIPA) today, warning that censorship could come to Australia.

Source:
http://www.zdnet.com.au/pirate-party-goes-dark-for-sopa-339329922.htm

Supreme Court rejects Internet speech cases

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take two cases involving three separate incidents involving free speech protection for public school students on the Internet.

In all three cases students were punished for posting obscene and derogatory information on students or school officials by using their home computers.

Source:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/17/supreme-court-rejects-internet-speech-cases/

Mozilla Firefox Join AntiSOPA Strike

Protect the Internet.

Help us stop Internet censorship legislation

Source:
http://www.mozilla.org/sopa/

miércoles, 18 de enero de 2012

Leaked internal Stratfor emails call Anonymous hard to kill web hippies arseholes

Anonymous hacktivists published internal Stratfor emails in two different "teaser" edition sets.

IF these are truly emails stolen from Stratfor, the first set is bizarre and the second set refers to Anonymous and AntiSec hackers as hard to kill web hippies and arseholes. Meanwhile some 'web hippies' may be feeling the heat since the U.S. government has issued a #hashtagsubpoena and WikiLeaks has called to move Twitter off U.S. soil.

Source:
http://blogs.computerworld.com/19597/anonymous_called_hard_to_kill_web_hippies_in_leaked_internal_stratfor_emails

The best phones computers and mobile tech at CES 2012

This years Consumer Electronics Show revealed some exciting technologies and devices whose release is just around the corner.

Source:
http://gadgetbox.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/12/10143970-the-best-phones-computers-and-mobile-tech-at-ces-2012

Google posts Android Design guide to solve polish woes

Google late this week took the step of posting a guide to help improve the quality of Android apps. Android Design gives developers advice on consistent interface elements but also subjective points such as choices of color and the overall layout. The guide is a living document and should get continual updates as new OS versions and devices come into play....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

Battlefield 3 Review

Battlefield 3 Review

Behold the Chimera!

Thankfully, Battlefield 3 roars where it matters most: Multiplayer is nothing short of sublime. Classes are extremely well balanced, weapons are varied, and the leveling and unlock trees entice you to keep playing without overwhelming new players. The game features five competitive modes: squad deathmatch, team deathmatch, rush, squad rush, and conquest. In typical Battlefield fashion, vehicles play a big role, especially in the larger maps. The spectacle of 32 or 64 players firing devastating tank rounds, crashing helicopters, and shooting down jets leads to jaw-dropping wow� moments of emergent, chaotic goodness.

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1539900.html

Oh Great Google Got A BuiltIn LOLcat Generator

Google+ now has a meme text generator for images, allowing the Internet to parody itself until it's no longer funny.

The Google+ stream, already jammed with animated GIFs, full-width images and videos, Google Music players (theoretically) and 1,000-word rants, is now a full-fledged competitor to I Can Has Cheezburger. Google engineer Colin McMillen announced the feature this morning. The Google+ Creative Kit for editing images already had a text

Source:
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/oh_great_google_got_a_built-in_lolcat_generator.php

MPAA blasts dangerous antiSOPA blackouts as stunts

In a statement issued today, Chris Dodd, the chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America--and a former U.S.

Senator--railed against the blackouts planned for tomorrow of sites like Wikipedia, Reddit, Boing Boing, and others. SOPA is a favorite of Hollywood. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Geek Gestalt.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-57360499-52/mpaa-blasts-dangerous-anti-sopa-blackouts-as-stunts/

SOPA Is Baaaack

That didnt take long.

A few days ago the news broke that the pending Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was put on hold until consensus was reached. Although the announcement was rather vague, some news sites and blogs declared SOPA dead, or shelved,� or erased from history. Wishful thinking, because today SOPA is back in [...]

Source:
http://torrentfreak.com/sopa-is-baaack-120117/

martes, 17 de enero de 2012

Google Doodle Honors Martin Luther King Jr Day

Google today, on the 26th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.

Day in the United States, is honoring the holiday and legacy of the preacher of nonviolent activism with a special Google Doodle.

Source:
http://i.imgur.com/gcsNz.jpg

Rupert Murdoch doesnt understand how the internet works

Jeff Jarvis for BuzzMachine: In attacking piracy and blaming Google for everything it links to, Murdoch has failed to see past old models of owning content

Source:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/16/rupert-murdoch-internet-google

New Plextor External CDDVD Drive Connects To TVs Too

Modern HDTVs can read all kinds of technology; DLNA streamed files, external hard drives, flash drives and heck, even SD cards. One thing they can't read is data from USB optical drives. Or rather, make optical drives one thing HDTVs couldn't read: Plextor's new PX-612U External Slim DVD/CD Writer connects via USB and can play information stored on discs, thanks to some technical trickery that convinces TVs that the device is actually an external hard drive.

"It seems counter-intuitive that a USB-supported DVD Drive wouldn't work with a TV, but it has to do with the code that the devices use to communicate," Product Marketing Manager Kathy Huynh says in the press release. "PlexTV uses a code translator to make the PX-612U appear as a hard drive to the television, making the two devices compatible."...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Hackers attack websites of Israels stock exchange El Al airline and three banks

The First International Bank of Israel said their marketing sites had been hacked but those providing online services to clients were unaffected.

Neither the stock exchange nor El Al's web pages held sensitive data.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087386/Saudi-hackers-attack-websites-Israels-stock-exchange-El-Al-airline.html

With LED Keyboards Every Key Is A Screen Discovery News

With the Optimus line of keyboards, each key is its own separate, customizable LED screen.

Source:
http://news.discovery.com/tech/optimus-led-keyboard-120115.html

The Newest Apple Store Will Be Almost Invisible

It turns out Apple's questionable rebuild of its 5th Avenue store wasn't in vain�the company now has the ability to make some pretty daring glass structures.

Case in point: this French shop will be almost totally transparent.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5876417/the-newest-apple-store-will-be-almost-invisible

lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

7 Essential CSS3 Tutorials For Web Developers

Today showcase consists of fresh development concepts that being developed in 2012.

The CSS3 Tutorials and techniques can be proficiently functioned using markup, HTML, and some improved properties of CSS3. You can start learning new concepts of CSS3 using these amazing Concepts.

Source:
http://smashinghub.com/7-essential-css3-tutorials-for-web-developers.htm

The Huffington Post Twitter Account Hacked Homophobic And Racist Tweets Sent

A series of homophobic and racist tweets were sent out by the Huffington Post's Twitter account on Sunday.

The tweets jabbed ...

Source:
http://www.mediaite.com/online/the-huffington-post-twitter-account-gets-hacked/

The 50 Craziest Lies in Wikipedia History

From death hoaxes to straight slander, this is the other side of The Free Encyclopedia.

Source:
http://www.complex.com/tech/2012/01/the-50-craziest-lies-in-wikipedia-history#1

The Simpsons Are Already Making Fun of Steve Jobs

You probably missed this among the CES clusterfuck: the Simpsons made fun of Steve Jobs on this week's episode, titled Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson.

As Homer is being interviewed on TV, "Steve Jobs unveils iGhost" crawls across the news ticker. In the episode, Homer becomes a Glenn Beck...

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5876053/the-simpsons-are-already-making-fun-of-steve-jobs

The big picture What truly stood out at CES 2012

As we pack up our edit trailer and tear down our booth, we look back at the most memorable technologies, and those products that will actually affect our lives.

And most of it isn't what was pushed hardest by manufacturers. Read this post by Jennifer Guevin on CES 2012.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-33363_3-57358930/the-big-picture-what-truly-stood-out-at-ces-2012/

Ultrabooks to Fuel Explosive Growth in Cache SSD Shipments

There was no dearth of ultrabook announcements at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But it still remains to be seen whether or not all these ultrabooks can go onto capture a large chunk of the notebook market as Intel wants them to. Market research firm IHS iSuppli is among those who expect ultrabook shipments to soar rapidly over the next few years. Having previously predicted ``major repercussions for the global electronics supply chain� owing to a boom in ultrabook shipments, the firm has now specifically identified cache solid state drives as a likely beneficiary� of such

In a price-sensitive segment like the ultrabook market, it makes sense for vendors to combine a cache SSD with a hard drive instead of going for pure solid-state storage. It's not only affordable, but also a good way of ensuring faster boot-up times. This is one of the main reasons why IHS iSuppli expects cache SSD shipments to rise dramatically to reach 25.7 million units in 2012, up from just 881,000 units in 2011. But it's not that ultrabooks alone are expected to account for all the growth in cache SSD shipments, with the research firm predicting the shipment of...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

Marketing Graphics Toolkit

Grab the ultimate collection of over 30 different graphics tools for one crazy low price This is an outstanding product with lots of happy customers.......
Grab the ultimate collection of over 30 different graphics tools for one crazy low price
Source:http://marketing-graphics-toolkit-review.respectedadmins.com

New Chinese malware attacks Department of Defense

Access cards are often used in governmental departments for both physical access as well as access to protected information.

A new strain of malware called Sykipot is infecting US government access cards, and AlienVault has traced the virus back to China. Access cards are often used in governmental departments for bot.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/13/sykipot-department-of-defense/

Mojang and others join reddit for Jan 18 blackout Wikipedia indecisive

The climax is building as the January 24 senate debate for SOPA nears.

The reddit community earlier this week organized a protest blackout happening next Wednesday, and now more website are jumping on the Anti-SOPA blackout bandwagon. So far, the wagon has picked up Mojang, as well as Destructoid, Anonymous the Cheezburger Network and a couple others, with Wikipedia still debating whether to join.

Source:
http://news.yahoo.com/mojang-others-join-reddit-jan-18-blackout-wikipedia-045403139.html

Infographic The Tablet Takeover

Tablets are entering every aspect of our lives faster than many may believe.

Source:
http://www.businessinsider.com/infographic-the-tablet-takeover-2012-1

How Intels Medfield will dismantle ARM

As I watched Intel CEO Paul Otellini at CES 2012 announce that both Motorola and Lenovo would be shipping x86 Android smartphones, just one question echoed around my skull: So what? Reading through the details of Medfield, the SoC that that provides the foundation for Intels smartphone push, the same question began to reverberate.

Source:
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/113123-how-intels-medfield-will-dismantle-arm

Federal agency recommends killing LightSquared LTE plans

PNT ExComm, the federal agency overseeing the national GPS satellite network, has concluded that any LTE network LightSquared would build, no matter how much it scales back its transmission power, would interfere with GPS devices nationwide.

LightSquared's hopes of building its network are quickly dwindling.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/broadband/federal-agency-recommends-killing-lightsquared-lte-plans/

sábado, 14 de enero de 2012

I Wish I Had Long Exposure Vision To See Reality Like This

Is this PROOF THE US NAVY HAS UFOS or just the launch of an F/A-18 Hornet from the aircraft supercarrier USS Carl Vinson en route through the Arabian Sea?

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5875950/i-wish-i-had-long-exposure-vision-to-see-reality-like-this

How Can I Find Out Why My Email Account Just Spammed My Friends and Family

Track and Block the Location of the Spammer

Source:
http://lifehacker.com/5875848/how-can-i-find-out-why-my-email-account-just-spammed-my-friends-and-family

How the Internet of things could make the world safer and greener

The coming era of the "Internet of Things" has many implications for the tech industry.

But the shift toward total connectivity could also have lasting impacts on the broader world, making it harder to commit crimes such as theft, and raising awareness about consumer waste.

Source:
http://gigaom.com/2012/01/13/how-the-internet-of-things-could-make-the-world-safer-greener/

DNS provision pulled from SOPA victory for opponents

Lamar Smith, chairman of the House Judiciary committee, said he will remove the provision in SOPA that requires ISPs to block access to foreign Web sites accused of piracy.

Read this blog post by Declan McCullagh on Media Maverick.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-57358947-261/dns-provision-pulled-from-sopa-victory-for-opponents/

The Coolest Audio Gear At CES 2012

From headphones and speakers to wireless tech, a hands-on look at some of the most promising audio gear and technology coming your way in 2012.

Source:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398801,00.asp

viernes, 13 de enero de 2012

Critics raise the alarm over US police drone plans

Jan. 11 - U.S. civil rights groups are raising the alarm about plans by the Houston and Miami police forces to add unmanned aerial drones to their crime-fighting arsenals.

Law enforcement officials say the drones will help in the hunt for criminals and missing persons but critics claim they could also be used to spy on ordinary citizens.

Source:
http://www.reuters.com/video/2012/01/11/critics-raise-the-alarm-over-us-police-d?videoId=228416406

5 tech founders you should know who are changing our world

Whether it was changing how we shared our lives, how we communicated or how we sought to make a living, these are founders you should know.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2012/01/12/5-tech-founders-you-should-know-who-are-changing-our-world/

The Future of TV Is Beautiful and Simple and Good

The televisions that are going to be invading our living rooms in 2012, the ones that Samsung and LG and the rest have been trotting out this week at CES?

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5875234/the-future-of-tv-is-beautiful-and-simple-and-good

Windows 8 looming for October 2012 launch

Windows 8 will be shipping around October this year if a hint dropped to Pocket-lint from Windows Business Group director of PR Janelle Poole eventuates.

The radically redesigned OS, which Steve Ballmer has referred to as Microsofts biggest gamble in recent times, had been rumored to ship early.

Source:
http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/01/12/windows.8.to.launch.tablet.os.answer.to.apple.oct/

Reddit Blackout Coming January 18th to Protest SOPA

The public outcry over the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act is not about to die down. Popular discussion board and social news site Reddit has just announced that it will be blacking out on January 18th from 8AM-8PM EST in protest of the likely passage of the legislation. In place of the user-generated madness that is Reddit, the site will host a simple message about how SOPA and PIPA would negatively affect sites like Reddit.

Reddit is estimated to get over 20 million unique visitors each month. If even a fraction of those users call up their members of Congress, it might actually make an impact. Do you support the blackout?�...

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

Netgear Announces 2TB Media Storage Router

Wireless routers are not really the most sexy products these days, but Netgear is trying to change that with the just announced WNDR4700. This Media Storage Router has all sorts of goodies that go beyond the routing of network connections. The WNDR4700 comes with a 2TB hard drive and a ton of firmware features to pump up any home network.

The drive in the router is user-replaceable if you should need more storage down the road. Also included are two USB 3.0 ports that support mass storage and printers. There is support for PCs and Macs, with the latter having the option to use Time Machine for backups. Functionality can be extended with the addition of apps from the Netgear App Store, as well.�...
Netgear Announces 2TB Media Storage Router

Source:
http://techtime.posterous.com/netgear-announces-2tb-media-storage-router

US PC Shipments Down 6 in Q4 2011 Apple Up 21

It appears that PCs are just not the hot gift idea they once were. According to Gartner, U.S. PC shipments were down almost 6% in the fourth quarter of 2011. Apple, however, continues to grow its market share with sales up nearly 21% in the same time. This pushes Apple to the number 3 spot in the U.S. computer market.�

Still far in the lead are HP and Dell, which have 23% and 22% of the market respectively. Apple's overall market share is 11%. Lenovo's sales actually grew by 40%, but it sells so few units in America that it did not figure in the top tier of makers. Apple is the only manufacturer in the top five that grew at all.

Via: http://www.maximumpc.com

The Most Techfriendly Airports and Airlines in America

Generally speaking, I like traveling and usually dont mind not having super reliable access to the internet while waiting for flights.

This, of course, is the complete opposite if its a business-related trip and Im having to work from afar. If you do require constant internet access, it helps to know what the best options are in terms of airlines and connecting airport locations.

Source:
http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/12/most-connected-airports/

jueves, 12 de enero de 2012

Apples HDTV and the challenge of subscription programming

Why Apple's desire to secure subscription-based content for its rumored HDTV may prove impossible

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/apples-hdtv-and-challenge-subscription-programming

Apple Has 250 Ninjas Spying the Competition At CES

Don't think Apple is not at CES.

They are there, everywhere. You can't see them, but 250 stealth Apple employees are at CES 2012. They are not there to show things. They are there to voraciously analyze the competition.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5875150/apple-has-250-ninjas-spying-the-competition-at-ces

Wireless kit lets your house plant use Twitter to demand feeding

Being a serial killer of house plants doesn't involve elaborate plots or a high I.Q., but it still seems to be a favorite (albeit unintentional) pastime for many geeks.

Now a Twitter-enabled solution exists that may help save the lives of millions of innocent plants.

Source:
http://dvice.com/archives/2012/01/kit-gives-your.php

Comic Book to Outline Complex Personality of Steve Jobs Bill Gates Bio on Tap Too

Later this week, the late Steve Jobs and Magneto will have something in common -- both will have appeared in comic book form. We're sure you can think of other similarities, unfortunately the full potential of Apple's iconic co-founder caricatured in a comic will never be reached, not without Stan Lee and Jon Stewart tag teaming the project , though Bluewater Production did promise to capture the many sides of his "complex personality."

"Admire him or dislike him, Jobs' vision and business acumen revolutionized the world," said writer CW Cooke "Between he and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, you would be hard pressed to find someone with greater influence over how we communicate, interact and do business over the last 30 years."...
Comic Book to Outline Complex Personality of Steve Jobs Bill Gates Bio on Tap Too

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

The Sad Death Of The Knob Switch And Button

I want to start by coming out and saying I'm not one of those car luddites who think everything should hover in some magical past; while I'm very fond of old-school cars, there's an amazing amount of amazing new tech in cars, and LCD dashboards in so many new cars here at the Detroit Auto Show are a genuinely great advance.

Source:
http://jalopnik.com/5874496/the-death-of-the-knob-switch-and-button

Sony Closing Little Deviants Developer

BigBig, the Sony-owned studio behind Little Deviants, is being shutdown.

More changes to Sony's European studios are forthcoming, too.

Source:
http://ie.ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1216264p1.html?RSSwhen2012-01-10_175000&RSSid=1216264

miércoles, 11 de enero de 2012

Nerds Finally Get Their SOPA Hearings Over Technical Impact But Not At The Judiciary Committee

While Lamar Smith and the House Judiciary Committee still have refused to hear from the actual technology experts, Rep.

Issa has now scheduled a SOPA-related hearing... in his House Oversight Committee, and it will finally allow tech experts to speak...

Source:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120109/12160817352/nerds-finally-get-their-sopa-hearings-over-technical-impact-not-judiciary-committee.shtml

New mobile phone ditches the extras but has a battery life of 15 years

Designed as a back-up phone you can carry without worrying if it's charged or not, the AA-powered SpareOne is ideal to leave in the car for emergencies - and it has a built-in torch.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2084582/New-mobile-phone-ditches-extras--battery-life-15-years.html

EnGenius shows off XtraRange routers at CES

EnGenius shows off XtraRange routers at CES

EnGenius have announced a new line of wireless routers under the XtraRange banner that the company says offers "top performance" for 802.11n networking while extending the normal range associated with such devices, using a 200mW radio to outperform traditional 802.11 routers -- though the company has not yet offered specific numbers. The XtraRange line includes three models starting at $45, the first of which is already available through online sellers.......

Source:
http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=098b76ae844ebb03133e437b23724520

4G Nokia Windows Phone Will Be Released Soon

LAS VEGAS -- Apple has its iPhone, Android has its Galaxy Nexus, and now, Windows Phone has the Nokia Lumia 900.

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop took the stage at the Consumer Electronics Show here Monday and unveiled the Lumia 900, the premier smartphone running Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system and perhaps the greatest hope of redemption for Microsoft's struggling mobile software.

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/09/nokia-lumia-900-windows_n_1195412.html

Intel vows Wireless Display on game consoles more devices

Intel in a quick blurb has said it would expand Wireless Display soon, most likely at CES. Along with computers and TV adapters, it was also coming to game consoles, projectors, fully integrated TVs, and "other devices." Several chip designers were involved, such as Cavium, Mstar Semiconductor, Sigma Designs, Realtek, and Wondermedia....


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Via: http://www.electronista.com

AMD Demos Trinity Processor for Notebooks Ice Cream Sandwich On X86 Tablet

Were still fighting our way through the insanity that is the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, but wanted to take a break to share some more juicy news with you all.

We just got out of a meeting with the folks at AMD in which they showed us some current and future APU offerings, new I/O technology, and provided a bit of info...

Source:
http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-Fusion-APU-and-Graphics-Update-Trinity-7000M-Mobile-GPUs-and-Lightning-Bolt-In-Action/

Predicting the Future of Technology at the 2012 CES

Predicting the Future of Technology at the 2012 CES

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/09/predicting-future-technology-at-2012-ces/

martes, 10 de enero de 2012

Half of mobile users willing to watch ads for free app content

Nielsen's latest State of the Media report examined which kinds of apps mobile users like to download, and whether they're paying for them.

Most users said they're OK with ads in their apps, too, as long as the content contained within them is free.

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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/half-of-mobile-users-willing-to-watch-ads-for-free-app-content.ars

LG OLED TV Gorgeous 55Inch Set Is 3DCapable Thinnest And Lightest Of Its Kind VIDEO

LG has unveiled its much buzzed-about 55-inch OLED TV at a pre-event running up to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The super-slim set is said to be the slimmest, lightest and largest of its kind.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/09/lg-oled-tv-55-inch_n_1194326.html

WiFi for White Spaces Will Microsofts WiFiNC set new network standard

Microsoft Research has found a way to tap white spaces in the spectrum that were previously used by analogue TV broadcasts.

WiFi-NC would bundle together narrow channels to provide wireless transmissions at top speeds. Microsoft is hoping to set the new Wi-Fi network standard, but will Congress approve?

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http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/wi-fi-white-spaces-will-microsofts-wifi-nc-set-new-network-standard

Crucial039s Newly Announced Drive Aims To Mix SSD Speeds With HDD Storage Capabilities

Crucial039s Newly Announced Drive Aims To Mix SSD Speeds With HDD Storage Capabilities

There's no denying that SSDs are blazing fast and an all-around pleasure to have in your system, but for many folks, being limited to 128GB or 256GB just isn't going to cut it. Enter Crucial: today, the memory maker announced the Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution,� which hopes to solve that problem . It could've been called the SSD Band-Aid;� it's basically an itty-bitty SSD that teams up with your HDD to deliver quick access speeds while keeping the high storage capabilities of traditional drives intact.

The Adrenaline Solid State Cache Solution is a 50GB Crucial m4 SSD that ships with a 3.5-inch adapter bracket and some cache software. Setup sounds pretty easy: connect the SSD to your mobo with a SATA cable, then install the software and get to work. The clever-sounding software tricks your computer into thinking both drives are a single storage system and automatically drops your most-used files onto the SSD. The things you use most often get the full SSD speed boosting treatment, while everything else stays sitting on your HDD, still fully accessible.

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http://techtime.posterous.com/crucial039s-newly-announced-drive-aims-to-mix

Toilets Designed For The Water Crisis Ahead

The toilet of tomorrow will be a self-regulating and mindful machine, eminently cognizant of the water crisis ahead.

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http://ecosalon.com/modern-toilets-water-saving-multi-functioning/

Will 4G be Faster Than Home Broadband [VIDEO]

From rural outposts to high-speed cities, Dan Simmons reports on 4G's promise of super-fast broadband everywhere.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9672822.stm

lunes, 9 de enero de 2012

Handson Lenovo IdeaPad S2 tablet K2010

Lenovo had a surprise in store after it confirmed the IdeaTab S2 by giving a preview of its K2 cousin: the second model will run on a quad-core Tegra 3 processor and carry the same 1080p screen concept as the Iconia Tab A700. Both, however, are part of a Lenovo strategy to make up for the rough start from the K1. We tried both ahead of CES and got to see if it will be much of a threat to the iPad.......

Handson Lenovo IdeaPad S2 tablet K2010

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http://feeds.electronista.com/click.phdo?i=f6056deaa7320385ccd36795824770ad

Facebook A Prime Target for Cybercrime

With more than 800 million users, Facebook is arguably the most dominant social networking platform in the world.

The social networks popularity and fast growth also make it a prime target for cybercriminals. Below, we take a look at Facebooks online presence, how its being attacked, and what you can do to stay safe.

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http://blog.zonealarm.com/2012/01/facebook-a-prime-target-for-cybercrime.html

Lawmakers Intent On Approving SOPA PIPA

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Congress appears likely to move forward with SOPA and PIPA, despite widespread opposition, IDGNS reports. The U.S. Senate is expected to begin floor debate on PIPA shortly after senators return to D.C. on Jan. 23, and supporters appear to have the votes to override a threatened f...

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http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/01/07/1527231/lawmakers-intent-on-approving-sopa-pipa

Dont run your own data center if youre a public IaaS

Keeping a data center online is a highly complex and often underestimated task, but one that provides the bedrock of any public cloud availability.

Patrick Baillie of CloudSigma explains why he thinks public IaaS cloud service providers shouldn't run their own data centers.

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http://gigaom.com/cloud/baillie-public-iaas/

5 Things You May Have Missed About Windows Phone

Recent chatter about Microsoft's mobile operating system has been all over the map.

Source:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/247479/5_things_you_may_have_missed_about_windows_phone.html

Olympus exCEO sues over wrongful firing

Ousted Olympus CEO Michael Woodford fild suit against his former employer for allegedly firing him unfairly. He contended in a presentation that there were "no grounds whatsoever" for his being let go and that the real reason was to cover up the $1.7 billion scandal of deliberately hidden finances. He took the route after being rebuffed in attempts to have large-scale investors ask for a change in the board....


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Code Wars PHP vs Ruby vs Python Who Reigns Supreme [Infographic]

Just as the Japanese, Spanish and French languages are uniquely different, programming languages also have their variations, some more popular and easier to use than others.

With the recent introduction of some new ones, there is a war of modern day languages.

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http://www.udemy.com/blog/modern-language-wars/

domingo, 8 de enero de 2012

Facebook Finally Acknowledges Existence of UnfortunatelyNamed Town of Effin

Facebook has finally allowed the residents of the Irish town of Effin to list the place as their hometown, after months of blocking it for being "offensive".

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http://gawker.com/5873886/facebook-finally-acknowledges-existence-of-unfortunately named-town-of-effin

Hollywoods desperate plot to pass SOPA legislation

Look back at any period of rapid technological progress and youll find two groups of individuals: Pioneers tirelessly charting new territory for the benefit of the species and members of the old order standing against the tide to fight back the phantom of their own perceived obsolescence.

The debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act boils down to exactly this � a desperate last-ditch effort by the reigning Hollywood and recording industry elit

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http://www.motherboard.tv/2012/1/6/hollywood-s-last-stand-the-desperate-plot-behind-the-sopa-opera--2

Social Advice for the Digital Age

I went out on a first date with a girl who is also a recently added Facebook friend.

During dinner she kept bringing up things I had already read about on FB, but I lied and pretended like I didn't know because that's creepy, right? At what point am I allowed to admit I FB stalk her? A month? Longer?

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http://blogs.sfweekly.com/exhibitionist/2012/01/when_to_fake_it_on_facebook.php

These new toys will prepare your kids for our future serving robot overlords

It's what Skynet would've wanted.

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http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/blog/lego-20-you-can-build-simple-robots-with-modular-toy-cubelets

Hackers Nab Norton Antivirus Source Code

Who watches the watchmen? Alan Moore took a long, hard look at that question in the classic Watchmen graphic novel, but today we finally got a firm answer -- at least if by watchmen� you mean computer security companies.� Symantec got the virtual equivalent of egg in the face after an Indian hacking group going by the name of The Lords of Dharmaraja� managed to get their digital hands all over the Norton antivirus source code.

This does not affect Symantec's Norton products for our consumer customers,� Norton said in a statement to the website. No current versions of enterprise software are considered vulnerable either, and at this time, Symantec doesn't believe any customer data was stolen.
Hackers Nab Norton Antivirus Source Code

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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/hackers_nab_norton_antivirus_source_code

Apple Files Patent for Password Recovery System in a Power Adapter

Imagine this: an onscreen recovery application saves your day when you lose your password, without the need of a brain racking.

The Apple Blog has uncovered a patent application detailed by Apple for allowing your power adapter to become a security key for your password recovery process.

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http://www.devicemag.com/2012/01/07/apple-files-patent-for-password-recovery-system-in-a-power-adapter/

sábado, 7 de enero de 2012

The Case for and Against Internet as a Human Right

Vint Cerf is ruffling nerds' feathers with his Thursday op-ed in The New York Times that claims in almost trollish fashion: " Internet Is Not a Human Right. "

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http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2012/01/case-for-and-against-internet-as-human-right/47013/

Facebook locks down 45000 accounts to stop worm spreading

Facebook has acted to stop the spread of a new variety of malicious software that has stolen login details from 45,000 mostly British and French users.

Source:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8997618/Facebook-locks-down-45000-accounts-to-stop-worm-spreading.html

Grooveshark Now Being Sued By EMI

The only major RIAA-member label with an official Grooveshark licensing deal is suing the music streaming service.

EMI filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Grooveshark parent company Escape Media.

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http://torrentfreak.com/grooveshark-now-being-sued-by-emi-120106/

Robots Take Over Japanese Farmland

Well, either the future or the robopocalypse is upon us: Japanese officials have just announced that they plan on opening a robot-run farm in the tsunami disaster zone, The Telegraph reports.

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http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2012/01/robots_take_ove.php

Ericssons vision of a Networked Society is beautiful terrifying

Theres a fine line between technology that enables a better world and technology that makes us head in the wrong direction.

Movies like The Matrix, Terminator, and iRobot have given us a fiction view of what could happen if technology connected us all and eventually had the ability to take over. Such a vision has been a distant whimsical threat until very recently. Today, it all seems possible.

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http://www.techi.com/2012/01/ericssons-vision-of-a-networked-society-is-beautiful-terrifying/

Speaker maker Behringer unveils 2012 Eurosound line

Consumer electronics manufacturer Behringer has introduced its 2012 lineup of products, many of which are aimed at iOS devices under the umbrella moniker of Eurosound. Offerings in the 50-product lineup include a sound-bar-and-subwoofer set, a wireless iPod sound system, a portable Bluetooth speaker, a PA system with an iPod dock built-in and more. The company has brought its notorious iNuke and its new lineup to the CES show....


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Password Recovery Management Reviewrespectedadminscom

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viernes, 6 de enero de 2012

USS GERALD R FORD A Close Look At The Single Most Expensive Piece Of Military Hardware Ever

A look at what taxpayers are getting for $11.5 billion.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/uss-gerald-r-ford-aircraft-carrier-cost-overruns-2012-01

BreathalEyes app helps give you some sobering info lets you know if youre too drunk to drive

Help your friends, and yourself, make the responsible decision of driving sober by utilizing the power of the iPhone 4 with the BreathalEyes app.

A simple app that helps gauge your ability to drive after drinking.

Source:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/breathaleyes-app-helps-give-you-some-sobering-info-lets-you-know-if-youre-too-drunk-to-drive/

Thunderbolt headed to iOS devices Patent pitch says so

The high-speed Thunderbolt I/O could be headed to iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad in the future.

A new patent application for cables suggests Apple has been working on it.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57353165-248/thunderbolt-headed-to-ios-devices-patent-pitch-says-so/

Google TVs second wind New devices coming from LG Samsung Vizio and Sony

As expected, Google TV will get a big shot in the arm at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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http://venturebeat.com/2012/01/05/new-google-tv-devices/

If William Shakespeare wrote an Apple rumor blog

Let's face it: The state of iPhone and iPad rumors is parlous, petty and paltry, where bad writing and punditry drives out the good.

Source:
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/010512-shakespeare-apple-rumors-254561.html

Future Tense Life With Kindle

Before it shipped, a friend of mine expressed a great deal of skepticism---even hostility---about the Kindle Fire. This was right after HP had dropped their remaining stock of Touchpads onto the market for $200 each.

David Gerrold is a Hugo and Nebula award-winning author. He has written more than 50 books, including "The Man Who Folded Himself" and "When HARLIE Was One," as well as hundreds of short stories and articles. His autobiographical story "The Martian Child" was the basis of the 2007 movie starring John Cusack and Amanda Peet. He has also written for television, including episodes of Star Trek, Babylon 5, Twilight Zone, and Land Of The Lost. He is best known for creating tribbles, sleestaks, and Chtorrans. In his spare time, he redesigns his ...

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jueves, 5 de enero de 2012

LightSquared Gets 30Day Reprieve as it Seeks FCC Approval

LightSquared Gets 30Day Reprieve as it Seeks FCC Approval

LTE wholesaler LightSquared is breathing a little easier today as its someday business partner Sprint has granted it a 30-day deadline extension. By that time, LightSquared hopes to finally have FCC approval to run its 4G LTE network in the US. Sprint announced the partnership last summer, but since then, GPS makers have been frighting back. They claim that LightSquared signals will interfere with nearly all available GPS receivers.

LightSquared has a license to use a swath of spectrum in the 1600MHz band for mobile data. That spectrum is adjacent to the GPS frequencies. As it turns out, all GPS receivers are built to do very little filtering due to the weakness of GPS signals. Manufacturers simply never planned for a terrestrial radio source to be so close to GPS. LightSquared and the GPS industry differ on how severe the interference will be, and the FCC is now on the spot.�...

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http://techtime.posterous.com/lightsquared-gets-30-day-reprieve-as-it-seeks

SugarSync intros new photo video syncing features for iOS Android

SugarSync has an impressive new update out for both iOS and Android for photo and video enthusiasts.

Source:
http://www.intomobile.com/2012/01/04/sugarsync-introduces-new-photo-and-video-syncing-features-ios-android/

AOL users still being billed for free email

It used to be known as America Online and was one of the first dial-up providers around.

But although dial-up is being phased out, peoples bills are not.

Source:
http://www.azfamily.com/news/consumer/AOL-users-still-being-billed-for-free-email-136623123.html

Shit I dropped my Nokia

Shit! I dropped my Nokia

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http://i.imgur.com/wKMaN.jpg

Droid 3 Reportedly EOLd Situation Highlights Poor Carrier Behavior

We've discussed the fragmentation of Android and the shoddy update services of the various carriers before, but the Droid 3's situation is raising these issues again.

According to pre-CES reports, Verizon is poised to end-of-life (EOL) the Droid 3 along with its entire current lineup of MiFi hotspots. The BlackBerry Curve 3G and Palm Pre 2...

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http://hothardware.com/News/Droid-3-Reportedly-EOLd-Situation-Highlights-Poor-Carrier-Behavior/

14 Very Useful Free Music Players for Windows

For many people Music is an important part of life, here in this post we have collected 14 music players that are free to use on windows and few also work on

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http://savedelete.com/14-very-useful-free-music-players-for-windows.html

miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012

RIM Considering New Chairmen [REPORT]

Reports indicate that RIM's board of directors is considering replacing the current co-founders and co-CEOs in the role of chairman.

Source:
http://mashable.com/2012/01/03/rim-chairman-shuffle-report/

Rumored three iPad model lineup could cut entry price to 299

If Apple were to add two new iPad models to its lineup this year, it could pave the way for a sub-$300 iPad, a new report claims.

Source:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-57351446-248/rumored-three-ipad-model-lineup-could-cut-entry-price-to-$299/

No Warrant Needed for GPS Monitoring Judge Rules

A Missouri federal judge ruled the FBI did not need a warrant to secretly attach a GPS monitoring device to a suspect's car to track his pub...

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http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/warrantless-gps-monitoring/

Gavio pops up toastershaped speaker dock for iPhone

Earlier this week, Singapore-based Gavio began offering iPod nano owners The Pill, an audio docking system in the shape of an over-sized medicine capsule. The company has now followed on with an intriguing appliance for iPhone owners, the Toast. The docking station is another sound system, this time taking the form-factor of a retro, drop-down bread toaster.......

Gavio pops up toastershaped speaker dock for iPhone

Source:
http://afanley.livejournal.com/1522502.html

Library computers can block pornbut Wicca ACLU says no

The ACLU sues a Missouri public library that blocks access to information on "minority viewpoints on spirituality."

Source:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/library-computers-can-block-pornbut-wicca.ars

The Most Infamous Terrorists on Twitter

If even your grandmother is on Twitter, you can bet terrorists are too.

And that's what got the micro-blogging service in trouble this weekend, as an Israeli legal group threatened to sue Twitter for allowing terrorist organizations such as al-Shabaab and Hezbollah to use its services. "It has come to our attention that Twitter Inc. provides social media and associated services to such foreign terrorist organizations," wrote Nitsana Darshan-Leitn

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http://news.yahoo.com/most-infamous-terrorists-twitter-183806687.html

martes, 3 de enero de 2012

Quick Snap Google Goes AllElectric In Mitsubishi i

If you mention internet giant Google and "electric car" in the same sentence, it wouldn't be unreasonable to assume that the company was working on a car of its own.

Source:
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1071223_quick-snap-google-goes-all-electric-in-mitsubishi-i

Success Verizon Wireless Drops 2 Convenience Fee

Let it never be said that the Internet can't be used for good as well as evil. After a huge online backlash, Verizon Wireless has backed away from plans to begin charging a $2 convenience fee� to customers for paying their bills online, or by the phone. The change was supposed to go into effect on January 15th.

If Verizon thought they were going to sneak this one by the Internet, they were clearly mistaken. The outcry rang loudly from every blog in the world almost immediately when the change in terms was discovered. Verizon claims that the fee was going to support the aforementioned payment methods in the future. The only way to circumvent the charge would have been auto-billing, electronic check, paper check, or in-store payment.
Success Verizon Wireless Drops 2 Convenience Fee

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http://afanley.livejournal.com/1521203.html

Etsy Shop Value Calculator Shows Your Stores Worth

If you'd like to get an idea of where your Etsy store stacks up against the rest, give this shop value calculator a shot.

Source:
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/01/02/find-out-how-much-your-etsy-shop-is-worth-with-the-shop-value-calculator/

Trouble remembering all your passwords In the future your face may be all you need

In the future, smartphones and tablets could allow access at the sight of their owners face or a single touch.

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2080918/Trouble-remembering-passwords-In-future-face-need-.html

Apple Spoofs Ghostbusters in Cheesy Internal Ad from 1984

Displayed at the company's 1984 International Sales Meeting, this video shows Apple employees in full Ghostbusters gear fighting "Big Blue" � code for Apple's rival IBM.

Source:
http://techland.time.com/2011/12/29/apple-spoofs-ghostbusters-in-cheesy-internal-ad-from-1984/

Red directly sues Arri for allegedly spying on camera tech

Red took its accusations of Arri hacking further in the past week by suing Arri directly for claims of corporate spying. Based on a plea by former Arri veteran Michael Bravin, Red argued that the rival beyond-HD video camera designer had used technical details Red was sharing with Band Pro during talks over a possible deal. Bravin's hacking allegedly led to Arri getting unfair help developing its Alexa camera, a direct rival to Red models like the Epic-X....


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