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Windows Phone Growing Pains Cause Update Headache

Will Microsoft let owners of smartphones running Windows Phone 7.5, nicknamed "Mango," upgrade to WinPho 8, also known as "Apollo?" At this point, the answer appears very unclear. Controversy erupted when Nuno Silva, described as a Microsoft evangelist, said that all current smartphones running Wind...

RIM Gropes for International Sales as Bottom Line Slides

Demand for mobile devices is surging in markets around the world, and Research In Motion says it's making headway in places outside of its native North America. "All the real subscriber growth is international," Maribel Lopez, principal analyst at Lopez Research, told the E-Commerce Times. "You have...

Will Samsung’s Blitz Push Galaxy to Critical Mass?

Samsung appears to be lining up a major publicity blitz for the much-anticipated launch of the next product in its Galaxy smartphone line -- the Galaxy S III. It has tweeted and blogged about an event to be held in London on May 3, where the device will be introduced. Samsung will launch the new dev...

Sergey Brin Pounds Fists Against Walled Gardens

The concept of the open Web is under greater threat than ever before, Google cofounder Sergey Brin said during a recent interview. The threat is a combination of increased attempts by governments to control the Web, the entertainment industry's efforts to crack down on piracy, and the rise of walled...

Sizing Up CISPA’s Security Bona Fides

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which seeks to improve cybersecurity in the United States, is receiving a mixed reception. Supporters include big names in the U.S. tech industry. Facebook, security vendor Symantec, Verizon, CTIA, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle are among them. Ho...

Facebook Lets Users Download Their Own Dossiers

Facebook has begun rolling out an updated version of its Download Your Information tool that gives users more access to their account history on its site. The move adheres to recommendations made by the Office of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner in December following an investigation into Face...

Sony Slaps Android on the Wrist

Sony on Thursday announced its SmartWatch Android smartphone accessory. The device, worn on the user's wrist, links to the user's smartphone through Bluetooth. It acts as an intermediary to let users perform simple functions on their smartphones. The SmartWatch works with most smartphones running An...

Researchers Leap Into Quantum Networking

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have set up a quantum network consisting of two coupled single atoms. These atoms communicate quantum information through the coherent exchange of single photons. Decoherence, which can be thought of as the loss of information from a system i...

Is Google+’s Facelift the Sincerest Form of Flattery?

Google on Wednesday announced new features for its Google+ social network. The Internet giant on Wednesday introduced what Google+ head honcho Vic Gundotra called a "more functional and flexible" version of the service. "With Google+, we're building a seamless and consistent social layer across Goog...

Studybook Puts Intel Inside Classrooms

Intel on Tuesday announced the Studybook, a purpose-built tablet for kids. The tablet runs the Intel Learning Series software suite as well as the chip giant's Teacher PC Criteria for Ultrabook and Notebook systems. The Studybook is a ruggedized device that will run Windows 7 or Android on an Intel ...

Lumia Gives Nokia, Microsoft Ray of Hope

It's still too early for official sales figures, but it seems Nokia, Microsoft and AT&T just might have something of a hit on their hands with the Lumia 900 smartphone. A check at press time of Amazon's bestseller list for cellphones with service plans showed two versions of the Lumia 900 -- cya...

RIM Fishes PlayBook Out of Google’s ‘Chaotic Cesspool’

Research In Motion is planning to restrict consumers and app developers from sideloading Android apps onto its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, according to Alec Saunders, company vice president of developer relations. "We're removing sideloading for consumers. Pretty sure we've got a solution for devs,"...

Microsoft, AOL Do a Billion-Dollar Patent Waltz

Microsoft has agreed to buy more than 800 patents from AOL for over $1 billion. The deal gives AOL a cross-license to the patents it's selling to Microsoft, a source close to Microsoft confirmed. Further, Microsoft will get a non-exclusive license for the remaining 300+ patents and patent applicatio...

Diamonds Are a Quantum Scientist’s Best Friends

An international group of scientists led by researchers from the University of California in Santa Barbar have taken the first steps toward creating a quantum computer -- in a diamond. So far they've built a two-qubit unit for a quantum computer. A qubit is the quantum computing equivalent of a bit,...

MIT’s Smart Sand Can ‘Build’ Whatever It Touches

Of late, people working in specialized fields such as industrial design, architecture and the medical and dental industries have been going gaga over 3D printing, a process in which three-dimensional solid objects are produced on a special printer using materials such as molten polymers. However, th...

Anonymous Launches Cyberattack Salvo on China

Hackers purporting to be members of the nebulous online hacker community Anonymous have reportedly hit almost 400 websites in China. The attacks have apparently been going on since March 30. They are listed on the Anonymous China Twitter page. "China is seen by many as a repressive regime that sever...

Google Glass Project Sees the World Through AR-Tinted Glasses

Google has revealed its long-rumored plans to create augmented reality eyeglasses. Augmented reality is a live, direct or indirect view of a physical environment that's augmented by computer-generated input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Work on the AR glasses is proceeding as Project G...

Critics Shed a Warm Glow on Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone-powered handset is slated to be released next week, and so far gadget critics are giving the smartphone a generally warm welcome. The Lumia 900 has a 1.4 GHz processor, a 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen, a one-piece polycarbonate body, an 8MP main camera wit...

Girls Around Me App: It’s Complicated

If you find out everything about someone by talking to lots of people, then put the information together and tell everyone else, are you being creepy? Or are you just a gossip? That's the gist of the argument raging around the controversial Girls Around Me iOS app. The app scours Facebook and FourSq...

RIM’s Mobile Fusion Lets IT Management Go Multi-Platform

Research In Motion has released BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, extending its mobile device management platform to the Android and iOS operating systems through the company's Universal Device Service. Mobile Fusion lets IT manage BlackBerry smartphones up to the BlackBerry 7, as well as the BlackBerry Pla...

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