Microsoft may be prepping to unveil it’s next-generation Xbox next week, but the Xbox 360 is still going on strong. Keeping up with its staggering consistency, the Xbox 360 has remained at the top of the best-selling consoles list for the month of April in the US selling 130,000 units throughout the month and capturing
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A huge number of incredibly cool and impressive discoveries about our solar system and the universe in general have been made using the Hubble space telescope. One of the latest discoveries made by scientists using the space telescope is signs of Earth-like planets discovered in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt out stars in
Android Remains Main Target For Mobile Malware Writers Despite iOS Having More Vulnerabilities, Says Symantec
Mobile malware remains a small and nascent issue, especially when compared to the scale of threats crowding around desktop OSes, but the threat that is out there continues to mostly affect Google’s Android platform. This despite Apple’s iOS technically having more vulnerabilities, according to a new report by security software firm Symantec.
Dell remains committed to Microsoft's Windows RT, despite the poor market reception to the OS and a decline in prices of related tablets.
WordPress.com Has Imported 15M Posts In The Last 30 Days, Remains A Top Safe Haven For Nomad Bloggers
Here’s a familiar scenario: You’ve become bored with the current blogging platform you’re on or it decides to shut down like Posterous did after Twitter acquired it. What do you do with all of your posts? Sure, you could hop from one platform to the other, but you need a safe and trustworthy place to store all of your important thoughts. I spoke with Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg yesterday about the topic, and he gave me some insight on how WordPress.com provides a consistent and simple import process for a lot of the popular publishing platforms out there. And it seems that WordPress, after all these years, is still the place people come to with their content. In the past 30 days alone, 15 million posts have been imported into the platform. The top two services that tend to migrate to WordPress are Blogger and Tumblr, Mullenweg tells me. And then there is Posterous. As soon as Twitter announced Posterous’ shutdown date, the Posterous founders jumped into action with a service called Posthaven, promising to keep it alive forever. The new service has since seen 850K posts imported. However, there has been a spike in Posterous imports to WordPress.com in the last few weeks and 2 million total since WordPress began supporting the platform in July 2010. Mullenweg discussed why WordPress is an important and longstanding platform in the blogosphere and how the freedom is really in your hands. TC: When did you start seeing a lot of activity coming from Posterous? Matt Mullenweg: We’ve seen two big spikes: in March 2011 when they de-emphasized blogging to focus on group sharing and events, and in March 2012 when they were acquired by Twitter. The latest spike started in January but wasn’t as big as those first two. TC: As far as importing, what are the other services that you get content brought in from the most? Matt Mullenweg: The top two by far are Blogger and Tumblr, with residual amounts from Movable Type and LiveJournal still. In the past 30 days we’ve imported over 15 million posts. Tumblr and Blogger are always the two highest because they’re both good at introducing people to blogging, and in Blogger’s case they get huge promotion and integration from Google, but people quickly run into their limitations and look for a more flexible platform. TC: How many Posterous posts all time have been imported and how many have been imported since the April 30th shutdown
Not long after we got our hands on the Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress, the 3G global version has finally made its way through the FCC for certification. We already saw the WiFi model come through in January, but this one has those all-important 800/1900 MHz 3G bands that’ll have you web browsing with your stylus while you’re out and about; as long as you have an activated SIM anyway. As a reminder, the Note 8.0 sports a 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, WiFi a/b/g/n radios, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and a 4,600mAh battery. This is certainly not the one that’ll be offered by stateside carriers however, as we’ll get an LTE variant instead. Still, if you want an eight-inch tablet that also doubles as a phone, its FCC approval takes that dream one step closer to reality. In the meantime, feel free to hit up the documents at the source to suss out the information yourself.
hypnosec writes “Google has announced that its Chrome OS has managed to remain undefeated during the Pwnium 3 event that was held alongside Pwn2Own. Announced by Google on January 28, 2013 the Pwnium 3 event carried a prize money of $ 3.14 million. Researchers were asked to carry out attacks against a base Samsung Series 5 chromebook running the latest stable version of Chrome OS. It turns out security researchers were not able to come up with winning exploits even after the competition’s deadline was extended. Google Chrome Team has revealed that partial exploit entries have been filled in but, no other details have been released.”
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Last week, we announced that the iPhone 5 is finally making its way into the smartphone market in China, but while Apple may be dominating in the US, the company’s status isn’t the same over in China. Apple fell to the sixth spot in smartphone market share in China, being overtaken by Huawei. Samsung still
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has once again affirmed the company's commitment to its embattled Autonomy software division, stressing that HP's fiscal health is stronger than recent developments may have suggested.
It’s the face that launched a thousand imitations. Now, archaeologists are convinced they’ve found the body of the real Mona Lisa.
Archaeologists say they have discovered the remains of an Elizabethan theater where some of William Shakespeare’s plays were first performed.
June is off to a rocky in the markets for technology companies as shares slump in the wake of troubling economic reports, though cooler heads appear to have confidence in the sector for the long term.
It's time once again to return to the wonderful world of iPhone rumors. Will the new model have a faster processor? Will it come out in October? Will it come in mauve? Meanwhile, Universal makes its movies more…well, universal. The remainders for Monday, April 9, 2012 have, in their lifetime, mongered rumors, cheese, and fish.
Google thinks the future of technology is only a little better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, while the company's CEO says Apple fronting on Android is just that–a front. And Apple holds the keys to the kingdom, where the kingdom equals "your data on iCloud." The remainders for Wednesday, April 4, 2012 are the keymaster–are you the gatekeeper?
A Taiwanese advertisement including an actor dressed as an angel-winged Steve Jobs has been pulled from the air, following an international outcry over the tasteless commercial and threats to boycott the electronics maker.
A man has discovered fossil remains on his property south of Carnegie, in Oklahoma that likely belonged to a young mammoth that lived more than 21,000 years ago, archaeologists say.
Many HTC Sense users have experienced less than ideal conditions ever since their upgrade to Gingerbread. In an issue that’s likely tied to the operating system’s new memory management techniques, we’ve seen the launcher sporadically restart upon return to the home screen, and in rarer cases, cause Sense to revert entirely to its factory settings. While the glitch is hardly new, it’s rather well documented and the longstanding nature demands a proper (and expedient) update from HTC. Until that moment comes, we’ve included a few tips to help affected users get through the day.
First, the most straightforward solution involves using an alternate launcher, such as ADW, Go or LauncherPro. If you want to keep Sense and its goodies, you can try to keep widget use to a minimum, but if you’re willing to gain root access, the command “echo ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1 >/data/local.prop” has also proven successful at holding Sense in memory. Of course, dropping Sense entirely and replacing it with an AOSP ROM is another solution. Regardless of which route you choose, we hope you’ll sound off in the comments and join us in the call for an update.
This may have been a fairly big CES for Windows Phone, but it looks like Microsoft still has a fair bit of convincing to do in order to bring all the carriers fully on board. That includes Sprint, which does currently have a Windows Phone in its lineup (and is apparently considering more in the “August-September time period”), but remains decidedly unenthusiastic about the platform as a whole. As PCMag reports, Sprint’s David Owens said that the carrier is willing to train its reps on Windows Phone, but that Microsoft has to “build the enthusiasm for the product,” adding that the “number-one reason the product was returned was the user experience.” Sprint’s director of product development, Lois Fagan, further added that the carrier remains “cautiously optimistic,” but that Windows Phone “just hasn’t taken off.” In other news, Owens also confirmed that Sprint would expectedly now be focusing all of its intention on its new LTE network, and not produce any more WiMAX-based phones — although, as it’s noted previously Sprint will continue to support the network itself through 2015.
We all know what’s coming, but Nokia’s banners outside the CES convention center veil a secret that no longer exists.
Apple may be looking to put its money where its cloud is, but the company's execs aren't afraid of Fire. And if you thought Apple would be keeping all of its products exactly the same in 2012, guess again. The remainders for Thursday, November 3, 2011 have got news for you.
A fresh look at fossilized remains has turned up a surprise: the earliest modern people in Europe.
Amazon, IBM, Rackspace reps debate cloud security and availability, along with use of SQL and database connectivity in the cloud at ZendCon
An anonymous reader writes “The significant Linux kernel power regression reported back in April, which ended up being attributed to PCI-E Active State Power Management, is still not resolved even as Ubuntu 11.10 and Fedora 16 approach. Until Linux is able to handle ASPM in a manner more like Windows or the device drivers explicitly set the ASPM flag, users of many modern laptops need to use the “pcie_aspm=force” option to regain much of their battery life. At least a power bug affecting newer Intel hardware with the “energy performance bias” feature has been fixed. There’s more information in this LaunchPad bug report and in the latest power consumption testing.”
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Universum, a company that specializes in employer branding, has published some findings based on the preferences of over 160,000 career seekers with a business or engineering background from the world´s 12 largest economies (based on nominal GDP).
The goal: to find out which company is most attractive an employer according to business and engineering students.
Are you a Sprint subscriber? Super stoked about possibly getting your hands on an iPhone? It seems as though you’re finally about to be in business. After a chat with a freshly-briefed, forthcoming sales associate, TUAW is reporting that the carrier will start offering an Apple device of some sort next month alongside existing data plans — providing some confirmation for the recent Wall Street Journal report. Things get a bit cloudy after that in regards to exactly which handset the carrier will obtain, but the sales force is currently getting familiar with the iPhone 4. Regardless of which iPhone Sprint ends up procuring, it’s getting fairly impossible to shake the (seemingly) obvious. We’ll see in a month, eh?