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|(hx) 01:36 PM EST - Jan,16 2013 |
- PaperTab Prototype merges tablet computing with flexibility of
paper - Some of the big news at the Consumer Electronics Show in
Las Vegas this week comes from the demo of
PaperTab. This new type of tablet computer was on display, and was
developed jointly by Queen's University, Plastic Logic, and Intel.
- Samsung Cancels Windows RT Tablets Release in U.S. - South
Korean technology giant Samsung has revealed that it has canceled plans to launch Windows RT devices in the
United States. It previously announced the ATIV Tab, a 10.1-inch device
that's powered by an ARM-based processor and Windows RT. However, Mike
Abary, Samsung USA’s senior vice president of its PC and tablet
divisions, said in an interview with CNET that the firm's retail
partners indicated demand for Windows 8-powered devices is modest. The
executive also pointed towards the fact that it would take too much
time and investment for Samsung to tell consumers about the benefits of
- Microsoft's 13 Worst Missteps Of All Time - Microsoft's 13 worst
missteps of all time
- Facebook Takes on Google With New Search Tool - Facebook
is trying to give Google a run for its money, with a new product called "Graph Search." It turns some
of the personal information people have shared on Facebook into a
powerful searchable database.
- Kaspersky Discovers Stealth Virus 'Red October' - Called "Rocra", short for "Red October", which
refers to the silent submarine at the center of Tom Clancy's 1984 novel
"The Hunt for Red October", the malware is the front line of an
espionage work that targeted government, research, nuclear energy,
military, aerospace, oil and gas as well as trade and commerce
institutions primarily in countries of the former Soviet Union, Eastern
Europe, as well as Central Asia.
- Adobe offering Creative Suite 2 for free - Sort of - Earlier
this week Adobe made a surprise move by putting its Creative Suite 2
software, as well as individual programs like Photoshop CS2 and
Illustrator CS2, up for download on its website along the corresponding
- Google Launched Chrome 24 - Google has launched Chrome 24. The latest version sports security
fixes, updates for Flash, performance improvements and support for
- Pokki revamps Windows 8 Start menu program; hits 1.5 million
downloads - Developer SweetLabs released a Windows 8 version of
its popular and free software utility Pokki in October, which adds its
version of a Start menu to the desktop UI. In December, the company
announced it had 500,000 Windows 8 downloads of Pokki. Today, SweetLabs
made two new announcements. One is that Pokki has now
seen 1.5 million Windows 8 downloads since its launch and the other is
that the software program has received a major UI revamp. SweetLabs
says the new interface has "improved visual clarity, discoverability,
and readability in the Menu." It also has a thinner design for the
Start menu that allows for more room to place Windows 8 app icons.
SweetLabs also has included a new "Light" version of the UI that will
be the default theme from now on, although users are free to switch to
the regular theme. OK, I still prefer to use the Start
Button for Windows 8 (not for me, for my customers who accidentally
bought Windows 8 notebook)
- Reuters: Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw 'shortly' - Oracle
Corp said it is preparing an update to address a flaw in its
widely used Java software after the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security urged computer users to disable the program in web browsers
because criminal hackers are exploiting a security bug to attack PCs.
"A fix will be available shortly," the company said in a statement
released late on Friday. The Department of Homeland Security and
computer security experts said on Thursday that hackers figured out how to exploit the bug in a version of Java used
with Internet browsers to install malicious software on PCs. That has
enabled them to commit crimes from identity theft to making an infected
computer part of an ad-hoc computer network that can be used to attack
- Google invests $200 million in Texas wind farm - Google
announced another big renewable energy deal on Wednesday, purchasing a
$200 million stake in a wind farm in west Texas. The 161 megawatt
Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County, Texas, generates enough
energy to power more than 60,000 homes, the search giant said. Its 70
turbines are located in a particularly windy section of the Texas
Panhandle and began spinning full-time in the last few weeks of 2012.
- Google offers free Wi-Fi to New York City neighbourhood - Google
is offering free public Wi-Fi access in a neighbourhood of Manhattan,
New York City, as part of a major redevelopment project in the area.
The search giant teamed up with the Chealsea Improvement Company to
provide free outdoor access to the internet in the Chelsea, Manhattan
neighbourhood, resulting in it being the largest area of Wi-Fi coverage
in the city. Part of the motivation for the free internet was likely
the fact that Google's New York offices are in this part of the city,
as are several new technology companies. Google also provides free
Wi-Fi in Mountain View, California, where its headquarters is based.
- Why Data Caps Suck - While you may know most of this
stuff there are people that don't, so feel free to share!
- Ubuntu Phone OS Demonstration by Mark Shuttleworth at CES 2013
- FYI, Galaxy Nexus would be able to run the full desktop version
Phone OS, but it wouldn't be optimal without at least a dual core,
1.5Ghz processor in your device.
- The Galaxy brand raises Samsung's profits to astronomical
levels - Samsung recorded a record profit of $8.3 billion
for Q4 2012, mostly thanks to the Galaxy phone and tablet models, as
well as demand for the flat screens they manufacture for other rival
- Maximizing Your Samsung Galaxy S3: Improving Battery
Life - For some users (especially those who have had their phones
for a while) some of these topics might just seem like common sense.
For others some of these tips might really help them get around the UI
better, improve battery life, custom the start screen and much more.
- Samsung Announces Upgraded Version of Galaxy S2, the S2 Plus
- The biggest differences between the original S II
and the S II Plus are the software.
- Windows RT jailbreak tool released - The software
creator, known as "netham45", released the batch file on the XDA Developers website.
The exploit itself works by modifying a specific part of the Windows RT
system kernel which then can let users change the minimum signing level
to run unsigned apps on the OS. Microsoft has previously stated that
while the company does "applaud the ingenuity" that it took to create
the jailbreak mod in the first place, they noted that this hack must be
used every time a Windows RT system starts up. This is due to the fact
that the operation system's UEFI Secure Boot process currently keeps
the minimum signing level from being altered on a permanent basis.
Microsoft has also said that this mod "... is not a security
vulnerability and does not pose a threat to Windows RT users."
- Apple Drops to 11-Month Low - Apple Inc.
declined to the lowest price in 11 months after the Nikkei newswire
reported that production of the iPhone was cut on weak demand. Apple
ordered about half the 65 million iPhone 5 displays it originally
targeted for this quarter, Nikkei said, citing an unnamed executive at
a component maker.
- NRA Blames Video Games for Violent Crimes, Then Releases
Shooter Game - Perhaps no organization is as iconic an advocate
for access to guns as the National Rifle Association (NRA), a
non-profit that represents gun manufacturers and gun-owners. In
recent weeks, the NRA has countered Democrats' calls for a ban on
"assault weapons", calling them an affront to the Second Amendment. At
a Dec. 21 press conference, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre
incited controversy becoming the latest public figure to blame violence
on video games. Given that criticism it seems pretty peculiar
that the NRA would release a new shooter-style game on the
iTunes apps store for Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) iPads and iPhones.
Dubbed "NRA: Practice Range" the app is rather mild in that it does not
involve shooting at human targets and there is no blood.
- LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors - Here's a
video for some project regarding Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors,
watch and enjoy!
- R'ha - Sci-Fi short movie from Kaleb Lechowski - This was
a solo project. All computer animation and design was created by Kaleb
Lechowski during the first year of his studies. Thanks to Dave
Masterson for voice acting and Hartmut Zeller for sound and music.
- High Tech Building Demolition (video) - A
time-elapse video shows the Taisei Ecological Reproduction method
at work, bringing down the upper floors of the Grand Prince Hotel
Akasaka. Footage courtesy of Taisei Corp./Seibu.
- Wrap This Goop Around Your Fingers Then Smash Them With A
Hammer - A super weird, rubbery non-Newtonian fluid that could be the next
great material to protect your gadgets.
- Japanese Guy's iPhone Quick-Draw System - Here is a man
who would not take missed calls anymore!
- Super Fast Robot Cockroaches - As if real a cockroach
wasn't bad enough, let's make a robot
version that is really fast!
- In-store display shows pictures of models - teamLab in
cooperation with Ceno unveiled this
intelligent in-store system that displays a garment selected being worn
by an on-screen model. Simply put, when a user picks up a hanger with a
certain piece of clothing on, the monitor displays an image of a model
wearing the same, helping the user understand the design of the
selected garment. The system adds a touch of amusement to the event of
buying clothes at a store. In a world where online shopping is quickly
catching on, driving customers to visit showrooms is getting trickier
and tricks as such are required time and again to drawn in crowds.
- How to use Asian Squat Toilets - check it out
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- Tall, Thin, and Fit Beautiful Blond Sexy Hot Swimsuit Bikini
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- Don't Text And Drive !! - Check it out
|Csimbi||(06:24 PM EST - Jan,16 2013 )|
PaperTab Prototype merges tablet computing with flexibility of paper
Looks like e-ink thinified and hence, dumbified.
Samsung Cancels Windows RT Tablets Release in U.S.
Microsoft's 13 Worst Missteps Of All Time
Why stop at 13? It is an endless list.
Why MS though? It could be a number of others.
Facebook Takes on Google With New Search Tool
I see a mass-exodus coming to Facebook.
Adobe offering Creative Suite 2 for free - Sort of
It's 4 generations behind. Tools that are just one generation behind are already old. They should be giving away CS4 already (if the goal was re-popularization due to market loss)...
Pokki revamps Windows 8 Start menu program; hits 1.5 million downloads
Yep, it's been said before that companies fixing the W8 mess will get rich in the process. If MS intended to create workplaces, it works.
Reuters: Oracle Corp to fix Java security flaw 'shortly'
Oracle and speed? Nah, I don't think so.
Google offers free Wi-Fi to New York City neighbourhood
I'm still waiting for the cheap fiber that they promised earlier.
Windows RT jailbreak tool released
That was quick.
Apple Drops to 11-Month Low
And it will go lower.
NRA Blames Video Games for Violent Crimes, Then Releases Shooter Game
Hypocrites. Not the first, not the last.
|Stumpus||(07:10 AM EST - Jan,17 2013 )|
Don't Text And Drive !! - Check it out
Looks like he was ordering a big Mack! Very quick delivery too. :lol: