Monday, June 20, 2011

Technical News - 20 June 2011

  • HP's TouchPad: Dead on Arrival
    June 20, 2011
    At $499, HP's highly-anticipated TouchPad isn't going to get many takers.
  • Huawei unveils 7" MediaPad with Android Honeycomb 3.2
    June 20, 2011
    Huawei's MediaPad is the first to run Android Honeycomb 3.2 optimized for 7" tablets. It hits all the right notes but will it be available in America?
  • Japan's 'K Computer' takes supercomputer crown
    June 20, 2011
    The K Computer, housed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, puts Japan back in the top spot for the first time since Nov. 2004.
  • Analyst, anal-yst, who cares?
    June 20, 2011
    The analyst world is changing as demand for information changes. Phil Fersht thinks it's long overdue for a major overhaul. I agree.
  • Wikileaks: The diplomatic cables release and media reactions
    June 20, 2011
    ZDNet's Wikileaks series: This post will introduce the work of Wikileaks during the 2010 U.S. diplomatic cables release, and how this impacted the world of journalism.
  • IDC: Public cloud market will hit $72.9 billion in 2015
    June 20, 2011
    Public cloud computing services will be a $72.9 billion market in 2015, up from $21.5 billion in 2010, according to IDC.
  • Netflix's rough weekend: Sign of things to come through October
    June 20, 2011
    Netflix has had a rough few days with a Web site outage and a contract dispute that led it to pull Sony movies from its streaming service. These two issues independently aren't a big deal, but...
  • SaaS benefits should worry IT
    June 20, 2011
    Case studies are emerging that show how SaaS solutions provide unexpected benefit. Here is one example.
  • ECOtality accelerates electric vehicle charger installations
    June 20, 2011
    I had my first bonafide, on-the-road plug-in hybrid sighting over the weekend, while driving back to New Jersey from New Hampshire, a Chevrolet Volt, which zoomed me by somewhere near Katonah.I...
  • HP TouchPad: Last stand for iPad competitors?
    June 20, 2011
    The HP TouchPad hitting retailers in a few days may very well be the last stand for competitors for the iPad. A few factors in HP's favor give it the best chance to compete with the iPad to date.
  • Cloud interview: Security, privacy, and reliability
    June 20, 2011
    As the cloud grows in popularity concerns about security, privacy, and reliability become more important. The enterprise cloud is inevitable, but the time has come to develop greater...
  • Microsoft's Windows 8 client to include a hypervisor for virtualization
    June 20, 2011
    Looks like the rumors were right. There seems to be a Hyper-V 3.0 coming in Windows 8 client, based on information from the latest Windows 8 leaked build.
  • ICANN to ramp domain name variations dramatically: Business headaches likely
    June 20, 2011
    ICANN voted to "dramatically increase" the number of Internet address endings from the 22 today. In other words, domains such as .com, .org and .net can multiply into new monikers that can be...
  • Building a barebones budget gaming PC for under $550
    June 20, 2011
    One of the most requested features here on Hardware 2.0 is for a 'Best Bang for the Buck' budget gaming PC. Cash is tight and people want to get the best hardware possible for their hard-earned...
  • HP TouchPad available for pre-order, retail partners revealed
    June 20, 2011
    The TouchPad is now available for pre-order on the HP web site, which confirms details about the company's first webOS tablet. Retail outlets selling the tablet show a big presence for the webOS...
  • LinkedIn India reaches 10 Million users milestone
    June 20, 2011
    LinkedIn India now has 10 Million registered users from India compared to 28 Million on Facebook. The growth is significant compared to traditional job portals who have spent heavily on marketing...
  • Under the Windows 8 hood: Questions and answers from the trenches
    June 20, 2011
    I've been interviewing devs taking apart Microsoft Windows 8 Milestone 3 (M3) internal builds in the hopes of piecing what developers should expect when porting and writing apps for Windows 8....
  • Zeus acquires Art of Defence
    June 20, 2011
    Zeus Technology, a company offering application management and delivery software, recently announced that they were acquiring Art of Defence, a German-based distributed web application firewall...
  • JavaScript decoder for MP3 - No Flash!
    June 20, 2011
    The other day I linked to code that Mozilla is hoping to bake into the Firefox browser to natively handle PDF documents, today let's look at an example of JavaScript code that will decode MP3 files.
  • When Hackers Knocked Out the Lights [Slide Show]
    June 20, 2011
    Computers now control even the largest pieces of industrial machinery, making critical infrastructure vulnerable to electronic attack. [More]

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  • Assad blames unrest on saboteurs, pledges reforms
    June 20, 2011
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pledged on Monday reforms within months to address a wave of protests against his rule, but blamed saboteurs for the unrest and warned that no deal could be reached with gunmen.

  • Jiau found guilty in insider trading trial
    June 20, 2011
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Winifred Jiau, the first consultant for a so-called expert network firm to go to trial on insider trading charges, was convicted on Monday of securities fraud and conspiring with hedge funds to gain an illegal market advantage.

  • Self-published author John Locke sells 1M e-books (AP)
    June 20, 2011
    AP - A self-published author has joined James Patterson, Stieg Larsson and others as a million seller on the Kindle.
  • Why Students Have a Right to Mock Teachers Online (Time.com)
    June 20, 2011
    Time.com - In a pair of free-speech rulings, a federal appeals court in Pennsylvania last week said students do in fact have a First Amendment right to make fun of and even insult their principals and teachers on social media
  • Demand for video driving mobile data traffic: report (Reuters)
    June 20, 2011
    Reuters - Up to 60 percent of mobile data traffic is generated by consumers watching video, with owners of Apple's iPhone driving the demand, according to a company that specializes in traffic management.
  • Best Buy Flexes Legal Muscles Over "Geek"
    June 20, 2011
    siliconbits writes "US Electronics retailer Best Buy has been slow but steady in the fight to protect its Geek Squad trademark but some are wondering whether the 800-lbs gorilla of tech retailing sector is not going too far in its war to right some wrongs. The word 'Geek' is a century-old word that used to mean a fool or crazy but has, since the beginning of the 1980's, been associated with fans of technology in general and computers in particular. That hasn't prevented a number of geek-related
  • Wal-Mart wins Supreme Court sex-bias case ruling
    June 20, 2011
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court ruled for Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Monday in the largest sex-discrimination lawsuit in history, saying class-action status for female employees seeking billions of dollars had been improperly granted.

  • VIDEO: British Library available on Google
    June 20, 2011
    The British Library has reached a deal with the search engine, Google, which will allow people to view, search and copy books, pamphlets and periodicals dating back to the 18th century.
  • ".brands" approach with Internet name shake-up (Reuters)
    June 20, 2011
    Reuters - Brand owners will soon be able to operate their own parts of the Web -- such as .apple, .coke or .marlboro -- if the biggest shake-up yet in how Internet domains are awarded is approved.
  • ".brands" approach with Internet name shake-up
    June 20, 2011
    LONDON (Reuters) - Brand owners will soon be able to operate their own parts of the Web -- such as .apple, .coke or .marlboro -- if the biggest shake-up yet in how Internet domains are awarded is approved.

  • Data usage spurs carrier caps, innovative products and new laws (Appolicious)
    June 20, 2011
    Appolicious - We sure love our smartphones. These web-connected, app-riddled devices are connecting us with more information than we can handle, and according to a recent Nielsen report, mobile data usage is growing faster than ever. Telecom Research & Insights senior manager Don Kellog writes in the NielsenWire blog that monthly data use grew 89 percent to 435MB in the first quarter this year, over the same quarter last year. ...
  • Nokia To Follow Apple-style Strategy
    June 20, 2011
    The company plans on maintaining secrecy over its first WP7 handset.



  • Adobe adds iOS, PlayBook support to Flash Builder
    June 20, 2011
    The support enables developers to create apps for a variety of popular devices and platforms without needing to recode large amounts of the software.
  • LulzSec Teams With Anonymous, In Operation AntiSec
    June 20, 2011
    c0lo writes "After a brief spat where the notorious Anonymous hacking collective sniped at Lulzsec, the 'upstart' hacking collective, for crowing about low-rent Denial of Service attacks on the CIA and 4chan websites, the two groups have apparently teamed up in operation Anti-Sec. The operation's: 'Top priority is to steal and leak any classified government information, including email spools and documentation. Prime targets are banks and other high-ranking establishments. If they try to censor
  • NY Post blocks Web site for iPad users
    June 20, 2011
    The New York newspaper is now stopping iPad users from accessing its Web site content via mobile Safari, directing them instead to go through its own iPad app.
  • Huawei Unveils First Android Honeycomb 3.2 Tablet
    June 20, 2011
    Lightweight, 7-inch tablet is expected to ship in the U.S. in the third quarter.

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  • Road Trip Pic of the Day, 6/20: What is this?
    June 20, 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.
  • Alta Devices lifts curtain on high-efficiency solar cell
    June 20, 2011
    The key to boosting solar cell efficiency is capturing light emitted by solar cells themselves, according stealthy solar start-up Alta Devices will present technical papers on its technique.
  • Smartphone, Tablet Wi-Fi Performance Varies Widely
    June 20, 2011
    Different handheld mobile devices show a wide range of behaviors on Wi-Fi networks.

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  • Google acquires DVR software maker SageTV
    June 20, 2011
    The companies did not announce the terms of the deal, and Google has yet to say what it has planned for SageTV.
  • Netflix outage not caused by hackers
    June 20, 2011
    Some of those hoping to enjoy a relaxing Sunday evening with a Netflix movie would have been disappointed as the service went offline for several hours.
  • Courteous.ly Tells Emailers When to Back Off
    June 20, 2011
    If you work in an office, you can close your door to let others know that you are too busy to be disturbed. Wouldn't it be nice if you could send the same signal via email? Now you can, with Courteous.ly, a free cloud-based service that lets others know where your email load stands so they can wait to contact you.
  • Far from Conflict: Physical Distance May Improve a Negotiating Climate
    June 20, 2011
    Buying a house or car? Perhaps you should try making the deal via e-mail. [More]

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  • Japan's 8-petaflop K Computer Is Fastest On Earth
    June 20, 2011
    Stoobalou writes "An eight-petaflop Japanese supercomputer has grabbed the title of fastest computer on earth in the new Top 500 Supercomputing List to be officially unveiled at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg today. The K Computer is based at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, and smashes the previous supercomputing records with a processing power of more than 8 petaflop/s (quadrillion calculations per second) — three times that of
  • IBM at 100: How Big Blue Helped Redefine Corporate Architecture
    June 20, 2011
    Initiated by IBM President Thomas Watson Jr., Big Blue's building boom cemented the company's role as a leading patron of modern design and architecture.

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