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iPhone 4S’s Siri Is a Bandwidth Guzzler

January 27th, 2012 01:55 admin View Comments

IOS

Frankie70 writes “‘Siri’s dirty little secret is that she’s a bandwidth guzzler, the digital equivalent of a 10-miles-per-gallon Hummer H1.’ A study by Arieso shows that users of the iPhone 4S demand three times as much data as iPhone 3G users and twice as much as iPhone 4 users, who were identified as the most demanding in a 2010 study. ‘In all, Arieso says that the Siri-equipped iPhone 4S “appears to unleash data consumption behaviors that have no precedent.”‘”

Source: iPhone 4S’s Siri Is a Bandwidth Guzzler

Anonymous Hacks US Think Tank Stratfor

December 25th, 2011 12:02 admin View Comments

Crime

Frankie70 writes “At 11:45 PST on Christmas Eve, hacking collective Anonymous disclosed that not only has it hacked the Stratfor website (since confirmed by Friedman himself), but has also obtained the full client list of over 4000 individuals and corporations, including their credit cards (which supposedly have been used to make $1 million in ‘donations’), as well as over 200 GB of email correspondence.”

Source: Anonymous Hacks US Think Tank Stratfor

HP Reviving the $99 Touch Pad On December 11th

December 8th, 2011 12:20 admin View Comments

HP

Frankie70 writes “Starting Sunday, December 11th at 6:00 p.m. Central time, 16GB and 32GB Touchpads will be available on HP’s ebay store. A $79 accessory bundle will also be available, which includes a case, charging dock and wireless keyboard. The caveat with this deal is that these are refurbished TouchPads rather than the brand new models sold during the first firesale.”

Source: HP Reviving the $99 Touch Pad On December 11th

Microsoft Goes In For Hadoop

October 13th, 2011 10:02 admin View Comments

Software

Frankie70 writes that after more than three years, Microsoft has “finally learned to stop worrying and love Hadoop.” Frankie70 excerpts from the linked Wired article: “Any aversion to Hadoop disappeared on Wednesday, when the company announced that it will integrate the platform with future versions of its relational database, SQL Server, and its platform cloud, Windows Azure, an online service for hosting and readily scaling applications. The company is now working to port the Hadoop platform to Windows.”

Source: Microsoft Goes In For Hadoop

SlideShare Ditches Flash, Rebuilds Site In HTML5

September 28th, 2011 09:37 admin View Comments

The Internet

Frankie70 writes “SlideShare has ditched Adobe Flash technology entirely, and rebuilt its website using the HTML5 markup language. This means that SlideShare is now viewable on every kind of mobile device, from iPads to iPhones to Android devices and beyond.”

Source: SlideShare Ditches Flash, Rebuilds Site In HTML5

Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business

September 19th, 2011 09:52 admin View Comments

Businesses

Frankie70 writes “Netflix CEO Reed Hastings just dropped a bombshell. In the wake of a rapid decline in Netflix’s stock price last week, Hastings is taking a bold step by separating the DVD and video streaming services. The DVD-by-mail service will now be called Qwikster, and the streaming service will maintain the Netflix brand.”

Source: Netflix Creates Qwikster For DVD Only Business

Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

July 4th, 2011 07:11 admin View Comments

Twitter

Frankie70 writes with word of a Twitter-account hijacking that’s raised eyebrows today, supplying a link to the account in question. From the Telegraph’s account: “‘The Twitter account of the American Fox News Politics team was compromised and used to falsely announce the death of the U.S. president. Hackers, who identified themselves as ‘The Script Kiddies’ and said they shared the spirit of prominent hacking group Anonymous, used the account to write: ‘BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It’s a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP.’”

Source: Hijacked Fox News Twitter Account Falsely Claims Obama Shot Dead

Angry Birds and Parabolic Instinct In Humans

January 17th, 2011 01:25 admin View Comments

Frankie70 writes “Matt Ridley writes about Angry Birds, an iPhone game (later ported to other platforms) which has sold more than 12 million copies. The spectacular trajectory of the game, from obscure Finnish iPhone app to global ubiquity — there are board games, maybe even movies in the works — is probably inexplicable. Ridley wonders if there is an evolutionary aspect to its allure. There is something much more satisfactory about an object tracing a parabolic ballistic trajectory through space towards its target than either following a straight line or propelling itself.”

Source: Angry Birds and Parabolic Instinct In Humans

India Developing Vehicle To Knock Enemy Satellites

January 13th, 2010 01:15 admin View Comments

Frankie70 writes “Star Wars are back in fashion. With perennial (and nuclear armed) foe Pakistan always teetering on the brink of political collapse and neighboring regional superpower China taking greater strides into space technology, India has announced that it is developing an exo-atmospheric ‘kill vehicle’ that will knock enemy satellites out of orbit.”

Source: India Developing Vehicle To Knock Enemy Satellites

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