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Google Dethrones Symbian From Smartphones Top Spot

January 31, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Google Dethrones Symbian From Smartphones Top Spot

Google’s Android dethroned Nokia’s Symbian as the global leader in smartphone operating systems in the last quarter of 2010, ending a reign that began with the birth of the industry approximately ten years ago. The changing of the guard reflects just how quickly Google, which offers its software to phone makers for free, has risen to the top of the smartphone market ahead of Apple’s rapid ascension. Google and Apple have revolutionized the smartphone market in recent years, sending... 

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PS3 Going To The Clouds

January 31, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
PS3 Going To The Clouds

Over the last couple of months there have been a number of sources stating that Sony has been working on adding Cloud-based storage for PlayStation 3 game saves. By allowing game their game saves in the cloud, gamers would be able to access data from any PS3 console (connected to the Internet) as well as save disk space. Way back in 2009, Sony trademarked the term “PS Cloud”, and now we know why.  Many online sources are now confirming that this Cloud-based storage option will be... 

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Microsoft Warns of New Windows MHTML Bug

January 31, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Warns of New Windows MHTML Bug

In a security alert issued Friday, Microsoft confirmed that a bug in Windows’ MHTML (MIME HTML) protocol handler can be used by attackers to run malicious scripts within Internet Explorer (IE) browser. “The best way to think of this is to call it a variant of a cross-side scripting vulnerability,” said Andrew Storms, Director of Security Operations at nCircle Security. Cross-site scripting bugs, often shortened to XSS, can be used to insert malicious script into a Web page that... 

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Kepler 10-b Thought To Be A Rock

January 30, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Kepler 10-b Thought To Be A Rock

Astronomers announced the discovery today of the first “unquestionably rocky” alien world — a planet called Kepler-10b. Scientists have announced other rocky exoplanets in the past, but Kepler-10b earns its title, researchers said, because they’re sure of its composition. And that’s because they know its host star so well. In fact, the Kepler-10 star is one of the most well-characterized planet-hosting stars in the universe. Once researchers first picked up Kepler-10b’s... 

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Apple & News Corp. To Debut iPad Only Newspaper Next Week

January 28, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Apple & News Corp. To Debut iPad Only Newspaper Next Week

Apple and News Corp. are scheduled to debut the The Daily iPad-only newspaper next week in New York, according to invitations sent to members of the press. The invitations stated that News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch will share the stage at the Guggenheim Museum on Feb. 2 with Eddy Cue, the head of Apple’s Internet services group, and the executive in charge of iTunes, the App Store and MobileMe. The Daily will be an all-digital publication available only on Apple’s iPad, and initially only... 

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Bacteria Found To Store Data

January 28, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Bacteria Found To Store Data

It has been revealed by scientists at Hong Kong’s Chinese University that the bacteria called Escherichia Coli, a common inhabitant of humans who tend to eat godawful food, is one mean avenue for long term storage. The information is marked in the DNA as additional information and since these single cell bacteria reproduce constantly, it allows for longevity of any stored data. Aldrin Yim, a student instructor on the project, said:”This means you will be able to keep large datasets for... 

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Microsoft’s Windows Revenues Plummeted By 30%

January 28, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Microsoft’s Windows Revenues Plummeted By 30%

Revenues from Windows sales declined 30% last quarter compared to the same period the year before, Microsoft said on Thursday. But in an earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday afternoon, Microsoft said that revenues from the Windows group actually climbed by 3%. It called that “in line” with the quarter’s global PC sales growth. The difference in the two numbers was due to the inflated revenue in the comparative quarter – 2009′s fourth – which had... 

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Sony Wins First Round, Gets Temporary Restraining Order

January 28, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
Sony Wins First Round, Gets Temporary Restraining Order

Sony is happy since the company won the first round against hachers by being granted a temporary restraining order against George Hotz and the hacking group fail0verflow after they published root key details and cracks for the PlayStation 3. The order officially stops GeoHotz from hacking any PlayStation hardware, distributing or linking to the jailbreak for the PlayStation 3, or helping others to do so, according to documents reprinted on Engadget. Last year Hotz released an exploit for the... 

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Intel MeeGO Tablets Expected In June

January 27, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Intel MeeGO Tablets Expected In June

Intel announced that it intends to launch tablets based on the tablet version of MeeGo 1.2 in June 2011. It is understood that most of them will launch final hardware in Q3 2011. The tablet preview program has already started and some developers are submitting applications as we speak. Intel’s App Up center for tablet should also be ready in Q3 2011. With the big launch slated for Q3 2011 we are sure that Intel can have some designs ready for a hardware launch rather than a paper event. Intel’s... 

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Netflix Added Nearly 8M New Subscribers in 2010

January 27, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Netflix Added Nearly 8M New Subscribers in 2010

Netflix will announce its fourth quarter earnings today and one of the big stories will be the company’s explosive growth. According to the letter the company issued to its shareholders, Netflix surpassed the 20 million subscriber mark in last hours of 2010, adding 7.7 million of those subscribers during 2010. The company looks at this growth and explains how it will only help the company to continue to add compelling content and increase its business in the times ahead the letter stated. According... 

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Sony Debuts Next PSP (NGP)

January 27, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
Sony Debuts Next PSP (NGP)

Sony has debuted its next version of the PSP, codenamed the Next Generation Portable. The console is comes with dual analogue sticks, front and rear touchpads, Sixaxis motion control, a three axis compass and 3G and wifi support. It also features a media slot for a card format and the regular Dpad and PSP buttons, a 5 inch OLED display which is expected to be four times the resolution of the PSP and front and rear cameras. Sony is saying the handheld system is on track to be released during... 

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Twitter Launches Common Connections Feature

January 27, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter Launches Common Connections Feature

Twitter has added a new feature designed to show users contacts they have in common and thus serve as a mechanism to suggest additional people to follow. Now, when a user visits another’s profile, a section called Connections displays their shared followers, as well as the people whom they both follow. Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner announced the launch of Connections through her Twitter feed on Wednesday. “From twitter.com, you can now see connections that you share w/ a specific... 

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Star Booted from Binary System Leaves Dust Trail

January 26, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Star Booted from Binary System Leaves Dust Trail

A huge star ejected from a binary system has been photographed slamming headlong through a barrier of cosmic dust, creating a shockwave that shines in brilliant yellow in infrared views. The star, called Zeta Ophiuchi, is a stellar behemoth with about 20 times the mass of our sun and would be 65,000 times brighter if it weren’t surrounded by a thick blanket of dust. It is about 4 million years old and is 460 light-years away from Earth. The star is zooming through space at a whopping 54,000... 

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AMD Releases A 1GB Version Of The HD 6950

January 26, 2011 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD Releases A 1GB Version Of The HD 6950

AMD has  acknowledged that the existence of Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti in the form of a more affordable 1GB version of the HD 6950. Granted, the 1GB version is only about $30/$40 dollars cheaper than the original 2GB version, but according to Hardwarecanucks it still packs quite a punch. In a series of real gaming tests the 1GB version was just slightly slower than the 2GB model and in most 1080 tests the difference is negligible. In most tests card also managed to outperform Nvidia’s GTX 560 Ti,... 

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Intel Reportedly Developing Security ‘Game-Changer’ Technology

January 26, 2011 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Intel Reportedly Developing Security ‘Game-Changer’ Technology

Intel’s Chief Technology Officer stated the chip maker is creating a technology that will be a game changer in the world of computer security. Justin Rattner told Computerworld on Tuesday that scientists at Intel are working on security technology that will stop all zero-day attacks. And, while he gave only scant details about it, he said he hopes the new technology will be ready to be released this year. “I think we have some real breakthrough ideas about changing the game in terms... 

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