Wednesday, 15 June 2011
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Google claimed their Gmail system confronted hacking again, from China as well. This is the third time since the previous attack in March as well as in 2009. With the recent hack, it was particularly targeted on Google e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists. This attack could raise the tension of cyber-wars.
UPDATE: In-depth video report!
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In other news, Google's announced Instant Pages (also demoed after the break), which promises to speed up browsing by prerendering results when its "confident you're going to click them." It's available in the latest developer version of Chrome today, and will also be included in the next public beta. Lastly, Google took the wraps off a number of revisions to its mobile search offerings, including a new set of shortcut icons, enhanced search options, and faster local results when browsing on a phone, as well as some revamped search and image results that have been specifically tailored to tablets -- all of which are also rolling out today.
It's over. The patent battle between Nokia and Apple just ended not with an injunction, but with a press release citing a license agreement and payments from Apple to Espoo. The specifics of the agreement are confidential, but Nokia does say that Apple will make a one-time payment followed by on-going royalties. So, while Nokia may be having trouble selling its zombied handsets, at least its IP portfolio can help fill the coffers during the transition to Windows Phone. Read the full press release after the break.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
500 iPad 2s seized from the grey market of Hong Kong... the story continues. 24 people were arrested for alleged bribery in relation to the sale of iPad 2, including 13 members of staff from branches of Hong Kong-based electronics-chain Fortress, and 11 so-called parallel traders who buy goods in Hong Kong to sell for profit over the border in China. What really happened to these people is that the staff of the electronics chain are suspected of accepting bribes from the traders in return for revealing the arrival time and date of the next batch of stock for the iPad 2 and helping them purchase large quantities. Right now, Apple is notably concerned about the matter, and Fortress is on the brink of losing their license to sell Apple products. News report after the break.
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Move on over, Delta. The 200 iPads at your JFK terminal may entertain some folks waiting to board, but before the year's out American Airlines will start switching out 6,000 in-flight entertainment systems with Samsung 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs. Sammy will be customizing the Honeycomb slates with flight related "features" including AA's streaming service mentioned last month, and possibly even adding "expanded memory" for the devices -- no word on how, though. Panasonic's console has some competition it seems. It's notable that these will only be available in "premium cabins" on a handful of long-distance routes, and unless you're flying in a 767-200, WiFi access -- a separate purchase, by the way -- may not be available. We've embedded some PR with the details for all you jet-setting tablet enthusiasts after the break.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Just as Twitter answered a simple question, ‘What are you doing?’ the founders behind Bre.ad want to help you answer the question ‘What do you recommend?’ Just like Twitter has lowered the barrier to blogging, Bre.ad makes promoting your favorite brands and interests simple, effective and available for free to anyone. The company originally showcased [...]
When Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 8 a week ago, the reaction from most circles was positive. The new Windows 8 user interface looks clean, attractive and thoughtful. And, in a first for a Microsoft desktop operating system, it’s finger-friendly. But one aspect of the demonstration has the [...]
Monday, 13 June 2011
The Xbox 360 held onto the top spot in May’s console sales charts, Seattle PI reports.�After selling 270,000 Xboxes in May, the Microsoft console’s sales have grown 39% year over year. There are no signs of the console’s growth slowing down. The release of a revamped Xbox and the new Kinect in December only fueled [...]
I can’t imagine any reason why you’d actually want to watch Rebecca Black’s video for Friday, but let’s just imagine that we’re living in an alternate universe where masochism is the accepted policy for�survival. In that world, you’d head to YouTube, look up the video and start your ear-bleeding chant of trying to decide which [...]
Acer recently took Apple iPad to boost its own tablet "Acer Iconia Tab A500" is a "better choice". The ad titled "NO", obviously saying "NO" to challenge Apple iPad. View them all after the break!
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Coca-Cola Egypt’s latest ad campaign, ‘Press Like,’ keys into one of Facebook’s main features, the Like button. The ad, which has of course found its way onto YouTube, although not through Coca-Cola’s official page, is mostly in Arabic, but there are a few English snippets in there as well which will give you a general [...]
First, the numbers. The lens has a [...]
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Sunday, 12 June 2011
Recently, we have been reporting an increasing number of lawsuits, particularly in the mobile industry. As smartphone innovation moves forward at an increasing rate, manufacturers including Apple, HTC, Nokia and Google have been moving to protect developments in their mobile operating systems, at times taking legal action against companies that leverage the very same ideas [...]
If you are like me and use social media on a regular basis you are probably obsessed with stats from your various different networks, sites, blogs and sharing tools. Finding out all those stats is usually quite a manual process of logging in and out of several accounts and most people I know check their [...]
The BMEIdea competition, like a medical device nerd’s Christmas, is an annual event that gifts us with innovative and exciting inventions. It’s been hosted by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) since 2004. The competition pairs university students with academic and industry mentors to solve clinical problems with designs that must be practical and have potential for commercialization.
Update: We should probably note it looks like the Galaxy S II's seen a bit of a makeover for AT&T, gaining the four familiar capacitive touch buttons and generally appearing more like the Infuse 4G.
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Not everyone enjoy to play online games, especially the Chinese prisoners who forced to play for their security guard. After the break, we have a short clip of animation about the incident or you can check on our previous post for more details.
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Host: Tim Stevens
Guests: Brian Heater, Darren Murph
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Got My Mind Set On You
03:55 - WWDC 2011 liveblog: Steve Jobs talks iOS 5, OS X Lion, iCloud and more!
06:27 - OS X Lion launching in July for $29.99, Lion Server to run $49.99
12:39 - Apple turns iOS 'PC Free' with OTA updates and wireless sync
19:11 - Apple unveils iMessage, its BBM competitor, at WWDC
22:24 - Apple announces iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match
30:05 - Live from Microsoft's E3 2011 keynote!
31:00 - Kinect support explodes, EA Sports, Mass Effect 3, and more hop on board
31:30 - Microsoft's new Xbox 360 UI has Bing voice search across Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and live TV
32:52 - Kinect Star Wars hands-on: Engadget and Joystiq get in touch with the Force
34:11 - Sony's PlayStation Vita official: $249 for WiFi, $299 for 3G
35:00 - Sony's PlayStation Vita: first hands-on impressions
37:43 - Live from Nintendo's E3 2011 keynote!
39:05 - Nintendo admits its Wii U highlight reel was spiced up with PS3 and Xbox 360 footage
40:00 - Nintendo Wii U console eyes-on
41:50 - Nintendo Wii U controller, first hands-on! (video)
47:33 - Hyperkin SupaBoy portable SNES console hands-on (video)
50:24 - Listener questions
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