Monday, June 28, 2010

Technical News - 28 June 2010

  • iPhone 4 Hits Indian Shores in September!

    June 28, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Both the 16 GB and 32 GB iphone 4 phones will be here in September. Read more


  • PM backs calls for goal-line tech

    June 28, 2010

    David Cameron and ball-tracking firms say England's disallowed World Cup goal underlines the need for goal-line technology.


  • Amazon Announces New Functionality for Kindle Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch

    June 28, 2010

    Filed under: News : Laptops




    Readers can now enjoy embedded video and audio clips in Kindle books on their iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Read more


  • BP says Hayward remains CEO as storm Alex looms

    June 28, 2010

    LONDON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plcdefended its chief executive on Monday after Russia's deputy prime minister said he expected Tony Hayward to resign soon, as a strengthening storm threatened efforts to capture more oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.



  • Tech Brief

    June 28, 2010

    Apple rapped by Germany, plus a visual hearing aid


  • Google Bringing HTML5 To Gmail

    June 28, 2010

    angry tapir writes "In keeping with Google's enthusiasm for the emerging HTML5 standard, many upcoming features of the company's Gmail Web-based e-mail service will be rendered in HTML5. One feature that the Gmail design team is now working on is the ability to drag files from the desktop into the browser. Gmail will also make use of HTML5's database standards. Currently the e-mail service uses Google Gears to store mail for offline reading, but over time that will migrate to the HTML5 standards


  • Hands-on: Kindle dabbles in audio, video for iOS users

    June 28, 2010

    The Kindle software on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch just got a feature boost over what the traditional Kindle offers thanks to the Apple devices' hardware capabilities: they now support embedded audio and video inside of books. The company has rolled out a handful of books—13, to be exact—that have A/V embedded in them, and more are on the way.

    "This is just the beginning—we look forward to seeing what authors and publishers create for Kindle customers using the new


  • Iran ready to resume nuclear talks with West

    June 28, 2010

    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran is prepared to return to negotiations on its nuclear program but insists the West drop its "bullying" stance and include friendlier countries in the talks, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday.



  • Believing You Are Very Good Or Evil Boosts Your Physical Capabilities

    June 28, 2010

    Research by Kurt Gray, a doctoral student in psychology at Harvard, shows that a person's capacity for willpower and physical endurance increases if they perceive themselves as good or evil. "Evil" acts in particular give a person a large boost in physical strength. From the article: “'People perceive those who do good and evil to have more efficacy, more willpower, and less sensitivity to discomfort,' Gray said. 'By perceiving themselves as good or evil, people embody these perceptions, actually


  • Do-little G20 summit cheers spared bankers

    June 28, 2010

    PARIS (Reuters) - Bankers voiced relief on Monday after world leaders abandoned a global bank levy and eased the timetable for new capital requirements at a G20 summit in Canada which posed questions about the forum's effectiveness.



  • Alex to become hurricane

    June 28, 2010

    CAMPECHE, Mexico (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex was likely to become a hurricane on Tuesday, delaying BP Plc's efforts to increase siphoning capacity at the gushing oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico.



  • Have a stake in FIFA10 World Cup with Amkettes ";Predict the Score";

    June 28, 2010

    Filed under: News : PC Accessories




    Amkette World Cup Series Flash Drives which have been designed in the shape of a jersey sporting the color of your favorite team. Read more


  • Google Moves Encrypted Search to a New Site

    June 28, 2010

    Google's new encrypted search engine has been moved to a new UR.

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  • HootSuite Social Media Dashboard Gets Major Upgrade

    June 28, 2010

    Social media clients are almost a dime a dozen these days, but a surprising few of them are designed to help businesses tackle Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of...

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  • Mi Fone Celebrates Africas Football Festivities with MI-2010

    June 28, 2010

    Filed under: News : Mobile Phones




    Mi-Fone celebrates spirit of football with Mi-2010. Read more


  • Supreme Court rejects Vatican appeal in sex abuse case

    June 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Monday to consider whether the Vatican has legal immunity over the sexual abuse of minors by priests in the United States, allowing a lawsuit filed in 2002 to go forward.



  • US pirate hunters target movies

    June 28, 2010

    A US group set up to pursue illegal file-sharers has had its methods questioned by civil rights groups.


  • Sarbanes-Oxley auditing board ruled unconstitutional

    June 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a 2002 law that created a national board that polices auditors of public companies, ruling that it violated the constitutional requirement on the separation of powers among the branches of government.



  • Germany Insists Apple Divulge Location Information

    June 28, 2010

    In the wake of Google's allegedly accidental harvesting of personal information by its Google Street View vehicles, Germany required that company to turn over an accounting of what information was snatched. Sensitized by that event, Germany is now requiring Apple to do the same thing.



  • Gov't plans to double available wireless spectrum (AP)

    June 28, 2010

    President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington upon arrival from the G20 Summit in Toronto Sunday, June 27, 2010, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)AP - The Obama administration intends to nearly double the available amount of wireless communications spectrum over the next 10 years in an effort to keep up with the ever-growing demand for high-speed video and data transmission to cell phones, laptops and other mobile devices.



  • Google moves encrypted search to a new site

    June 28, 2010

    Google's encrypted search engine, launched in May, has moved to a new Web address that isn't as convenient as its original one but that gives organizations the option to block the site for their users without locking them out of other Google services.


  • Three days, 1.7 million sales for iPhone 4

    June 28, 2010

    Apple announced Monday the iPhone 4 sold more than 1.7 million units in the three days after its Thursday launch, far outstripping opening sales for previous generations of the phone.


  • China gets own-character domains

    June 28, 2010

    Chinese people should soon find it easier to browse the web as domain names written in Chinese win approval.


  • Two more states open Google Apps for teachers and students

    June 28, 2010

    We recently announced that Oregon is the first state to begin offering Google Apps to public schools. Today, Colorado and Iowa are joining the movement. Google Apps for Education will now be available to more than 3,000 schools across the two states.

    These state-wide agreements enable schools and districts to benefit from centralized resources such as deployment support and training materials, paving the way for an easy transition to Google Apps—including Gmail, Docs, Sites, Calendar, Video,


  • White House drafting plan for cyberspace safety

    June 28, 2010

    Looking to make online transactions safer, it drafts a strategy to use trusted and secure identities in cyberspace, and asks for ideas and feedback from the public.


  • Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/28: What is this?

    June 28, 2010

    If you know what this is and where it is located, you could win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day challenge.


  • Pakistan bans more Web sites on religious grounds

    June 28, 2010

    Pakistan has blocked 17 Web sites and is closely monitoring seven other sites and search engines for content considered offensive and blasphemous, according to a spokesman for the country's telecommunications regulator.


  • Google me

    June 28, 2010

    Samsung launches a new line of Galaxy-S phones, Amazon enables audio and video in the Kindle app, and Google may try its hand at social networking--again.


  • Apple boasts 1.7 million iPhone 4 sales

    June 28, 2010

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc had sold 1.7 million units of the iPhone 4 by Saturday June 26, its most successful product launch yet, the company said on Monday.


  • How 'Annoying Orange' is taking over

    June 28, 2010

    About as mature as a third-grade boy, the comedy web series "The Annoying Orange" proves once again that everyone secretly loves corny jokes.


  • File sharer beats 'Hurt Locker' makers to punch

    June 28, 2010

    Michigan man files legal response to Voltage Pictures copyright complaint--without actually having been accused of sharing movie.


  • Plastic Logic cancels preorders for Que e-reader?

    June 28, 2010

    It looks like the expensive Que e-reader has been caught in the iPad undertow and may never be released.


  • Utilities look inside the home to fuel the grid

    June 28, 2010

    At the Utility of the Future confab, utilities focus on the concept of making home appliances or electric vehicles act as virtual energy storage devices.


  • Chrome overtakes Safari in the US!

    June 28, 2010

    Google's Chrome browser has overtaken Apple's Safari in the United States, according to web analytics company StatCounter. Although there are many different companies measuring traffic, StatCounter is one of the big names in this area, and according to its latest stats, Chrome is now in 3rd place, behind Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla.



  • Foursquare close to obtaining funding: report

    June 28, 2010

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Startup website Foursquare, a location-based services company, is close to getting new funding that would allow it to expand, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.


  • Amazon adds audio, video to Kindle iPhone app

    June 28, 2010

    Kindle for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad can now display embedded video and audio clips for Kindle e-books, courtesy of the latest upgrade to the app.


  • Government reviews costly sites

    June 28, 2010

    The UK government hopes to save millions of pounds by closing expensive department websites, says the Cabinet Office.


  • BP oil spill costs hit $100 million per day

    June 28, 2010

    The company says that in the past three days, it spent $300 million on trying to cap the well, clean-up efforts, and compensation of workers affected by the spill.


  • Pirate Bay founding body disbands

    June 28, 2010

    The group that gave rise to the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay has disbanded, following the death of one of its founders.


  • Opinion: Why Facebook is condescending

    June 28, 2010

    Facebook's privacy problems have been in the news ... again.


  • Apple iPhone 4 sales: 1.7 million in three days

    June 28, 2010

    The latest iPhone, a gadget already known for its blockbuster debuts, makes for what Apple calls "the most successful product launch" in the company's history."


  • MSpot's streaming music service now open to all

    June 28, 2010

    MSpot's new service gives users 2GB of free online storage to stream music to computers and Android phones. We give it a spin to see how well it works.


  • Make Money With Your Blog and Google AdSense

    June 27, 2010

    Posted by Courtney, AdSense North America team

    AdSense is a great way to get paid for doing what you love to do: blogging! AdSense allows you to show targeted ads on your blog and earn revenue from your traffic. It also helps your visitors find things they may be interested in, based on the content of your blog posts. Best of all, AdSense is free and you have the option to remove the ads at any time.

    The AdSense system shows ads relevant to the content of your blog and you can easily customize


  • Aircel Launches Services in Haryana

    June 28, 2010

    Also unveils unlimited mobile Internet data services for Rs. 98


  • Final Fantasy Tactics for iPhone, iPod touch Soon

    June 28, 2010

    Controls would be ported for the easy playability on the multi-touch screen

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