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‘Start’ Button Returns With Windows 8 Upgrade

May 31, 2013 by   | Category: Computing
‘Start’ Button Returns With Windows 8 Upgrade

Microsoft Corp is bringing back the Windows “start” button, offering a trimmed down version among a slew of improvements aimed at winning over tablet users and placating PC customers alienated by Windows 8. The world’s largest software company is looking to re-energize sales of its latest Windows version, which has not made the splash with computer users it was hoping for. Executives say the plan is now to update Windows periodically, rather than waiting three years or so between... 

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Will LG Really Jump Back Into The Tablet Space?

May 31, 2013 by   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Will LG Really Jump Back Into The Tablet Space?

Other than a couple of products, including the quite unsucessful Optimus Pad LTE, LG mostly stayed out of the tablet business but according to a latest interview with LG’s VP LG Mobile for Europe, Kim Won, it appears that we might see a new tablet from LG after all. In an interview for Dutch site, All About Phones, LG’s Vice President LG Mobile for Europe, Kim Won revealed that LG is working on tablet hardware for this year. He also revealed that LG is not working on a Nexus 5 smartphone... 

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T-Mobile First Offer BlackBerry Q10 Qwerty, Starting June 5th

May 31, 2013 by   | Category: Mobile
T-Mobile First Offer BlackBerry Q10 Qwerty, Starting June 5th

T-Mobile USA on June 5 will become the first major U.S. carrier to offer the BlackBerry Q10 qwerty smartphone to consumers in stores and online for $99.99 down and 24 monthly $20 payments. Verizon Wireless began taking Web orders for the Q10 device today, with a shipping date of June 6. Verizon will charge $199.99, with a new two-year agreement. The Q10 will be sold in Verizon stores shortly after the Web orders ship, a spokeswoman said. Sprint and AT&T will also carry the Q10. Sprint today... 

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Intel Buys Navigation Business

May 31, 2013 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Buys Navigation Business

Intel has bought ST Ericsson’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) business for an undisclosed sum. As ST Ericsson continues to mull ways in which to split up the joint venture between chipmaker ST Microelectronics and telecoms equipment giant Ericsson, it clearly is happy to flog parts of the business to rivals. ST Ericsson said it had sold its GNSS business to another semiconductor firm but wouldn’t name which one, until Intel confirmed that it was the outfit that made the purchase. According... 

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Samsung Introduces Galaxy S4 Mini Phone

May 31, 2013 by   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Introduces Galaxy S4 Mini Phone

Samsung Electronics Co debuted a pared down version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone on Thursday, geared toward grabbing a bigger share in the mid-tier segment as growth in the high-end market slows. The Galaxy S4 mini, which follows the premier of the S4 just a month ago, will have a 4.3-inch screen – still bigger than Apple Inc’s 4-inch iPhone 5 – and a 8-mega pixel rear-facing camera. By comparison, the original S4, which hit the 10 million-sale mark last week to become... 

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Is Nuking An Asteroid The Best Defense?

May 31, 2013 by   | Category: Around The Net
Is Nuking An Asteroid The Best Defense?

If a dangerous asteroid appears to be on a collision course for Earth, one option is to send a spacecraft to destroy it with a nuclear warhead. Such a mission, which would cost about $1 billion, could be developed from work NASA is already funding, a prominent asteroid defense expert says. Bong Wie, director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center at Iowa State University, described the system his team is developing to attendees at the International Space Development Conference in La Jolla, Calif.,... 

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nVidia Announces Kepler For Intel’s Haswell

May 30, 2013 by   | Category: Computing
nVidia Announces Kepler For Intel’s Haswell

Nvidia has announced an all-Kepler Geforce GTX 700M series in preparation for Intel’s Haswell chips. Nvidia’s previous generation Geforce 600M series was a mish-mash of parts, with some being based on the firm’s well received Kepler architecture while others were still using Fermi. Now the firm has announced that all parts in its Geforce GTX 700M series will be based on its Kepler GPU architecture. Nvidia is aiming its Geforce GTX 700M series parts at laptops running Intel’s... 

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Amazon To Produce 5 Original TV Series

May 30, 2013 by   | Category: Around The Net
Amazon To Produce 5 Original TV Series

Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday that it will create five original TV series, having used viewer feedback to pick the shows from a group of 14 pilots filmed by the world’s largest Internet retailer earlier this year. The chosen series are: “Alpha House”, a political comedy starring John Goodman; “Betas”, a comedy about start-up culture in Silicon Valley; “Annebots”, a kids’ show about robots; “Creative Galaxy”, an animated art adventure... 

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U.S. Security Panel Gives OK To Sprint, SoftBank Merger

May 30, 2013 by   | Category: Mobile
U.S. Security Panel Gives OK To Sprint, SoftBank Merger

Government panel the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has given the OK for Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank to purchase a majority stake in Sprint Nextel in a $20 billion deal. CFIUS “found that there are no unresolved national security issues associated with SoftBank’s proposed acquisition of a controlling interest in Sprint,” Sprint said in a Wednesday 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The approval, however, does address some... 

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Xbox One Already Raising Privacy Concerns In Germany?

May 30, 2013 by   | Category: Gaming
Xbox One Already Raising Privacy Concerns In Germany?

The German data protection commissioner has warned Microsoft that it’s Xbox One could represent a privacy threat. The Xbox One was announced just last week and has courted controversy by not being clear about certain elements of its performance, costs, digital rights management and now its privacy implications. The Federal Data Protection Commissioner Peter Schaar spoke to Der Spiegel, telling it that if he knows one thing about the console, it is that it is a risky proposition. “Microsoft... 

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Lync-Skype Integration Goes Live

May 30, 2013 by   | Category: Around The Net
Lync-Skype Integration Goes Live

Microsoft has finished the first phase of the integration between its enterprise unified communications Lync server and its Skype consumer IM and IP telephony network. The company announced on Wednesday that it’s now possible for Lync and Skype users to contact each other, engage in IM text sessions and communicate via audio calls. Video conferencing integration will be delivered later. Microsoft disclosed its Lync-Skype plans last year, and in February demonstrated the interaction between... 

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Astronomers May Begin Search For Mars Like Planets

May 30, 2013 by   | Category: Around The Net
Astronomers May Begin Search For Mars Like Planets

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope could be used to find Mars-size alien planets orbiting strange “failed stars” known as brown dwarfs, according to a new proposal by a multinational astronomy team. The group, led by a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, proposes to use the venerable observatory to find small, rocky exoplanets around brown dwarfs, which are larger than planets but too small to ignite the nuclear fusion reactions that power stars. Astronomers will seek planets crossing the... 

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Mozilla Teaming With Hon Hai To Launch Mobile Device

May 29, 2013 by   | Category: Mobile
Mozilla Teaming With Hon Hai To Launch Mobile Device

Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will partner with Mozilla and launch a mobile device that runs on the U.S. company’s Firefox operating system, a Mozilla spokeswoman said, as Hon Hai looks to diversify its client base away from Apple. The Taipei-based Mozilla spokeswoman declined to provide details on the device that the companies plan to unveil on June 3, but Focus Taiwan, citing an “industry insider”, reported that it would likely be a tablet. Hon Hai and Mozilla... 

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Will Arm/Atom CPUs Replace Xeon/Opteron Processors In Supercomputers?

May 29, 2013 by   | Category: Computing
Will Arm/Atom CPUs Replace Xeon/Opteron Processors In Supercomputers?

Analyst are saying that smartphone chips could one day replace the Xeon and Opteron processors used in most of the world’s top supercomputers. In a paper in a paper titled “Are mobile processors ready for HPC?” researchers at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center wrote that less expensive chips bumping out faster but higher-priced processors in high-performance systems. In 1993, the list of the world’s fastest supercomputers, known as the Top500, was dominated by systems based... 

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Twitter’s New Two-Factor Authentication Has Vulnerabilities, Says F-Secure

May 29, 2013 by   | Category: Around The Net
Twitter’s New Two-Factor Authentication Has Vulnerabilities, Says F-Secure

Twitter’s SMS-based, two-factor authentication feature could be abused to lock users who have not enabled it for their accounts if attackers gain access to their log-in credentials, according to researchers from Finnish antivirus vendor F-Secure. Twitter introduced two-factor authentication last week as an optional security feature in order to make it harder for attackers to hijack users’ accounts even if they manage to steal their usernames and passwords. If enabled, the feature introduces... 

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