Sunday, June 5, 2011

Technical News - 05 June 2011


  • 5 travel tips using your smartphone camera
    June 5, 2011
    Traveling is becoming more difficult than ever, especially if your friendly TSA is involved. These simple tips using a smartphone camera can help smooth the vacation experience.
  • German hospitals swamped with E.coli victims
    June 5, 2011
    HAMBURG (Reuters) - German hospitals are struggling to cope with the flood of E.coli victims, health minister Daniel Bahr said on Sunday, as scientists remain puzzled by the deadly bug that has killed 19 and infected 1,700 people across Europe.

  • Yemen's Saleh in surgery in Saudi, crowds cheer exit
    June 5, 2011
    SANAA/RIYADH (Reuters) - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack on his palace, flew to Saudi Arabia for surgery on Sunday and Yemenis seeking his ouster celebrated what they saw as the end of his 33-year rule.

  • U.S. Afghan withdrawal will be gradual: Gates
    June 5, 2011
    HELMAND, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday the United States was not about to pull up stakes in Afghanistan and a gradual withdrawal of combat troops would be done slowly and responsibly.

  • Microsoft's Xbox TV Service May Be Near
    June 5, 2011
    There is speculation that Microsoft is preparing to announce its long-awaited TV subscription service for its Xbox 360 video game console on Monday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo

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  • Nintendo Servers Hacked, You're Next Xbox
    June 5, 2011
    Hacktivism has devolved into hacking just for the sake of bragging rights--the "Wild West" days of the Internet are back.

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  • Tablet Crash Test: iPad 2 vs. BlackBerry PlayBook
    June 5, 2011
    Analysis: It's the moment every tablet owner dreads: dropping the device. See whether the iPad 2 and PlayBook survive drop tests in these videos

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  • NSA Trial Evidence 'Riddled With Boxes and Arrows'
    June 5, 2011
    decora writes "In the Espionage Act trial of NSA IT Whistleblower Thomas Drake, the main evidence against him are five documents he allegedly 'willfully retained' in his basement. The government, for the first time, is using the Silent Witness Rule to 'substitute' words in this evidence so that the public will not be able to see the allegedly sensitive information. The result of this 'substitution' process has been described by the defense as a tangled mess of boxes, arrows, and code words [PDF]
  • Israel's Mirs picks Nokia Siemens for mobile deal (Reuters)
    June 5, 2011
    Reuters - Israel's Mirs Communications has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to supply the infrastructure for its new mobile phone network in a deal valued at 200 million shekels ($59 million) over three years.
  • Israel's Mirs picks Nokia Siemens for mobile deal
    June 5, 2011
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel's Mirs Communications has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to supply the infrastructure for its new mobile phone network in a deal valued at 200 million shekels ($59 million) over three years.

  • 5 Strangest iPad Incidents: From Kidney Selling to Burning Replicas
    June 5, 2011
    Apple's claim that the iPad tablet is magical sounds about right. It has inspired people to behave in some pretty unusual ways.

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  • Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/5: What is this?
    June 5, 2011
    If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.
  • Radical management: it's happening!
    June 5, 2011
    “Radical management: it’s happening” is the headline in the editor’s letter of the management journal, Strategy & Leadership, Volume 39, Issue 3. Robert Randall offers twin messages: “One, corporations are failing their stakeholders by wrongly favoring some more than others or by not managing discontinuity through best practices that foster continuous innovation; two, it’s time to try something else.” He continues: As a result of working with these
  • So, Why Are Senior U.S. Officials Using Gmail?
    June 5, 2011
    Google's announcement that hackers had gone after the Gmail accounts of senior U.S. officials raises a question: What are government officials doing using Gmail?

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  • Israeli forces kill six protesters: Syrian TV
    June 5, 2011
    MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday at Palestinian protesters in Syria who rushed toward a border fence and Syrian state television said six demonstrators were killed.

  • India's Schooling Experiment Tests Rich and Poor
    June 5, 2011
    theodp writes "Passed in 2009, India's Right to Education Act mandates that private schools set aside 25% of admissions for low-income, underprivileged and disabled students. Many of the world's top private schools offer scholarships to smart poor kids, but India's plan is more sweeping in that the rules prohibit admission-testing of students. 'Over the years schooling offered by these two systems [public and private] has become increasingly disparate and unequal,' explained Anshu Vaish of the Dept
  • Fast food restaurants apps lack that special ingredient (Appolicious)
    June 5, 2011
    Appolicious - In an era where Taco Bell has its own YouTube channel, it’s weird how impossibly inessential most of the apps for fast food restaurants are.
  • Strauss-Kahn to plead not guilty in New York on Monday
    June 5, 2011
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn will plead not guilty on Monday to charges he tried to rape a New York hotel maid, an accusation that has wrecked his chance of becoming France's next president.

  • Portuguese vote in shadow of bailout
    June 5, 2011
    LISBON (Reuters) - The Portuguese went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new government which will lead the nation through a period of deep austerity and recession after it received a 78-billion-euro (114-billion-dollar) bailout from the European Union and IMF

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