Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Technical News - 29 June 2010

  • Foxconn 'to move China Apple production' as costs rise (AFP)

    June 29, 2010

    Chinese workers que for jobs at Foxconn's recruiting centre in Shenzhen, southern China's Guangdong province. Taiwan high-tech giant Foxconn plans to shift part of its production of Apple gadgets to other parts of the country as it faces rising labour costs, reports said Tuesday.(AFP/File)AFP - Taiwan high-tech giant Foxconn plans to shift part of its production of Apple gadgets to other parts of the country as it faces rising labour costs, reports said Tuesday.



  • Facbook Opening Office in Hyderabad, in 2 Months with 500 Employees

    June 29, 2010

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    Facebook is opening a new office in Hyderabad and aims to hire 500 employee. Read more


  • Brown University has gone Google

    June 29, 2010

    From time to time we invite guests to blog about initiatives of interest, and are very pleased to have Geoff Greene join us here. Geoff is the Director of IT Support Services at Brown University, and here he shares an update on their campus-wide migration to Google Apps for Education for all students, staff and faculty. - Ed.

    About a year ago we put our 6,000 undergraduate students on Google Apps. The results were phenomenal: people were happy, they were productive, they were excited...and then


  • Google stops Hong Kong auto-redirect as China plays hardball

    June 29, 2010

    Google has decided to call off its efforts to redirect all China users to its Hong Kong search site, sort of. Instead of automatically sending searchers straight on to google.com.hk, the search giant once again serves up a Google China home page—complete with a faux search box image that sends users to the Hong Kong site when they click in it.

    The change may seem minimal, but Google hopes it will be enough to appease the Chinese government—and to keep its license to operate


  • Motorola Droid 2, Droid X to Now Come With Froyo, Android 2is History

    June 29, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Motorolas new Android handsets the Droid 2 and Droid X will ship with Froyo. Read more


  • The top 10 singles and albums on iTunes (AP)

    June 29, 2010

    AP - iTunes' top 10 selling singles and albums of the week ending June 28, 2010:


  • Cisco Builds An iPad For Your Electric Bill

    June 29, 2010

    The networking giant unveils a new consumer energy management system with a steep price tag.


  • Russia says U.S. spy charges baseless and improper

    June 29, 2010

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States Tuesday of making baseless Cold War-style charges, rejecting Washington's announcement it had cracked a Russian spy ring that had spent years recruiting sources and digging for secrets.



  • Nexus One Goes Froyo

    June 29, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Nexus One users will get an SMS to update their OS. Read more


  • Hurricane Alex to hamper BP's oil spill containment

    June 29, 2010

    HOUSTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Alex is expected to reach hurricane strength on Tuesday, with high winds and waves set to hamper BP Plc's efforts to step up containment of the largest spill in U.S. history.



  • Intex Raises the Bar in Dual SIM QWERTY Phones

    June 29, 2010

    Filed under: News : Mobile Phones




    Launches IN 6633 with Push Mail, Wi-Fi, Face-to-Face 2 G chat at Rs500 Read more


  • Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/29: What is this?

    June 29, 2010

    This big,white,column-y house has a lawn fit for a picnic. Guess what the building is and you would win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day challenge.


  • Security glitch exposes WellPoint customer data (AP)

    June 29, 2010

    AP - Health insurer WellPoint says it notified 470,000 individual insurance customers about an online security breach that may have exposed medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information.


  • Cancer Cells Detected Using $400 Digital Camera

    June 29, 2010

    fergus07 writes "Researchers have detected oral cancer cells using a fiber-optic cable and an off-the-shelf Olympus E-330 camera worth $400. The work by Rice University biomedical engineers and researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center could improve access to diagnostic imaging tools in many parts of the world where these expensive resources are scarce. In the tests, a common fluorescent dye was used to make cell nuclei glow brightly and images taken using tip of the fiber


  • Dell Knew Some PCs Were Faulty, Court Documents Reveal

    June 29, 2010

    Dell has been accused of selling faulty PCs that could break down because of bad components

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  • Cisco enters home smart-grid fray with energy display

    June 29, 2010

    Networking giant introduces a device for monitoring home energy use and cutting utility bills which will be offered this summer to Duke Energy customers in North Carolina and Ohio.


  • Now Play Zapak Games on Facebook

    June 29, 2010

    Filed under: News : Internet




    Zapak Games will feature as an application on Facebook. Read more


  • Google: Android 2.2 Is Now Officially Official

    June 29, 2010

    Next version of the Android OS, called Froyo, is now making its way to Nexus One users. Who will get it next?

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  • AT&T completes 3G upgrades in NYC

    June 29, 2010

    Scrambling to improve its 3G reception in certain major U.S. cities, AT&T has finished an upgrade to its wireless network in New York City and notes better service over the last six months.


  • SEO Formula = Search Behavior + Logic + Code Analysis Knowledge

    June 29, 2010

    As known SEO is all about optimizing a page for search engines to help cache information related to users queries. Think to a point that you are helping search engines to know about your pages. This will certainly help you to become a good SEO specialist.

    Anybody who knows how search behaves for users queries will be successful to rank well. Knowing search behavior is key knowledge that helps to understand how keywords as well backlinks work for top listing. Search logic will help to improve


  • Supreme Court nominee Kagan fends off Republican attacks

    June 29, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan rejected Republican charges on Tuesday that she would be a liberal judicial activist and promised rulings based on the law, not her political views.



  • Delay looms as Wall Street bill seen as "too big to fail"

    June 29, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Political momentum was expected to carry a sweeping Wall Street reform bill to approval in the Congress, but the death of Senator Robert Byrd threatened to delay final action until mid-July.



  • Pinwheel galaxy photographed by Nasa

    June 29, 2010

    Nasa has released images of the spiral galaxy, Messier 83, taken by its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope.


  • EU anticompetition complaint lodged against SAP

    June 29, 2010

    Versata Software lodged a complaint against SAP with the European Commission on Tuesday, claiming that the vendor illegally blocked it from selling its pricing software to SAP customers.


  • Google tweaks rerouting in fight for China business

    June 29, 2010

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Tuesday it will stop automatically rerouting users in China to an uncensored search page, a move that aims to preserve its operating license and signals a fight to save the firm's Chinese business.


  • Tesla Motors goes public higher than planned

    June 29, 2010

    In one of the most highly anticipated IPOs in the tech sector, Tesla aims to raise about $226 million to begin production of its Model S electric sedan.


  • Google still struggling in China

    June 29, 2010

    Google tries a new tactic in its battle with Beijing, Yahoo launches a style guide for the Web, and MapQuest gets a new look.


  • Cloudera preps Hadoop for the enterprise

    June 29, 2010

    Cloudera has unveiled a new set of Hadoop management tools, called Cloudera Enterprise, that the company will offer for an annual subscription fee. It also updated its open-source distribution package of Hadoop.


  • MapQuest remaps itself

    June 29, 2010

    New options are intended to help people share personalized maps via social networks, plan a trip to include landmarks along the way, and find nearby hotels and restaurants.


  • How does Road Trip 2010 spend the July 4th weekend?

    June 29, 2010

    Road Trip 2010 has three unplanned days in western Pennsylvania over the Fourth of July weekend. If you have a suggestion of something to do, you could win a prize.


  • Google in 'new approach' on China

    June 29, 2010

    Google announces a "new approach" in China as it battles with Beijing over the censorship of internet search results.


  • Is your blog the unpopular kid?

    June 29, 2010

    Let's face it -- you never really leave high school. So here's how to keep your blog from being that shy kid in the corner.


  • SQL Anywhere 12 key to SAP's plans for Sybase

    June 29, 2010

    Sybase announced on Tuesday SQL Anywhere 12, the latest edition of its mobile database and one of the "crown jewels" SAP will acquire with its pending purchase of the company.


  • Touring VW's 'Green' Tennessee Car Plant

    June 29, 2010

    The German carmaker is halfway through building one of the world's cleanest automobile plants.


  • Terminate the Terminators

    June 29, 2010

    When U.S. forces invaded Iraq in 2003, they fought a traditional war of human on human. Since then, robots have joined the fight. Both there and in Afghanistan, thousands of “unmanned” systems dismantle roadside IEDs, take that first peek around the corner at a sniper’s lair and launch missiles at Taliban hideouts. Robots are pouring onto battlefields as if a new species of mechanotronic alien had just landed on our planet.

    It is not the first time that the technology of warfare


  • iPhone 4 goes on sale at AT&T stores

    June 29, 2010

    The iPhone 4 madness continues as customers line up outside AT&T stores looking to get their hands on Apple's newest mobile phone.


  • Petition to Apple: Fix Your iPhone 4 Problems With Free Case

    June 29, 2010

    Apple acknowledges the iPhone 4's reception problems. Their solution: Hold it differently or buy a case. But if this is an Apple design problem, they should fix it for real or give out cases for free.



  • An update on China

    June 29, 2010


    (Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

    Ever since we launched Google.cn, our search engine for mainland Chinese users, we have done our best to increase access to information while abiding by Chinese law. This has not always been an easy balance to strike, especially since our January announcement that we were no longer willing to censor results on Google.cn.

    We currently automatically redirect everyone


  • Tech Brief

    June 29, 2010

    Microsoft blueprints leaked, and how to hold phones


  • Google issues Android 2.2 to Nexus One phones

    June 29, 2010

    With the Froyo release arriving this week, Nexus One phones will get faster, turn into Wi-Fi hot spots, work better with Exchange, and support Flash.


  • A hard look at the Web's 'shallows'

    June 29, 2010

    Nick Carr's new book "The Shallows" examines how our brains are changing in response to the Web. While there is cause for concern, it's not all bad.


  • Sprint Nextel makes strides to improve image

    June 29, 2010

    As it struggles to remake its reputation, Sprint Nextel has greatly improved its customer satisfaction levels over the past two years by focusing on the customer experience.


  • Wading in 'The Shallows' with Nick Carr

    June 29, 2010

    Author Nick Carr is never one to shy away from provoking debate, and in this interview he discusses his new book "The Shallows" and whether the Internet is making us trite.


  • Winamp 5.58 Full

    June 29, 2010

    Winamp is a skinnable, multi-format media player.


  • What happens when coal is gone?

    June 29, 2010

    What’s the best way to address a politically charged topic such as the future of energy? Remove the politics. “We’re going to skip over the politics,” Robert P. Laughlin, who won a Nobel Prize for physics in 1998, told a rapt audience of young scientists and others at the 60th annual Nobel Laureate Lectures at Lindau . “I’m not interested in now but in the time of your children’s children’s children, six generations into the future and 200 years