Mobile Technology News, April 6, 2013
As developers for tablets and smartphones we like to keep abreast of the latest mobile technology developments . This is a daily digest of mobile development and related technology news gathered from the BBC, the New York Times, New Scientist and the Globe and Mail to name a few. We scour the web for articles concerning, iPhone, iPad and android development, iOS and android operating systems as well as general articles on advances in mobile technology. We hope you find this useful and that it helps to keep you up to date with the latest technology developments.
- Mike Montgomery: Navigating the Virtual Battlefield
While the unprecedented expansion of the Internet has brought the world closer together, it’s also created daunting new challenges for security.
- Marcos Saldivar: Being Gay, Latino and Fearless
It’s a small effort that by no means deserves praise, but if coming out to my family means preventing even one less oppressed gay person, it’s worth facing my feelings of trepidation. It’s worth enduring an awkward Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
- Dell’s $600 Alienware X51 is now available with Ubuntu
Dell, the on-again-off-again friend of desktop Linux, has announced its first Ubuntu-powered gaming PC. The X51, Alienware’s console-lookalike, will soon ship with Ubuntu Linux and full graphics driver support, with gaming-ready specs, starting…
- ‘Green’ Car Maker Fires 75 Percent Of Its U.S. Workforce
* 160 layoffs latest symptom of cash crunch * Fisker: move necessary to "maximize value of core assets" * Raised $1.2 bln from investors, but…
- U.S. Attempt to Block Chinese Hackers May Open Door To Chinese Hackers
WASHINGTON — Congress has for years tried to block China’s major telecommunications companies from entering the U.S. market, fearing they may help Chinese hackers snoop…
- Intel confirms USB bug in ‘Haswell’ chipset
The chipmaker says a USB bug in the chipset that accompanies the “Haswell” processor exists and will be fixed.
- HTC One pre-order offers prove HTC still doesn’t get it
As the next wave of epic superphones comes closer to their launch dates, the inevitable pre-order period has arrived. For the HTC One, it seems like just about ever carrier has their own…
- Obama Accelerates NASA Mission To Land On Asteroid
WASHINGTON — NASA is planning for a robotic spaceship to lasso a small asteroid and park it near the moon for astronauts to explore, a…
- Andrew Cherwenka: Facebook Home: What’s in It for Marketers?
What does this mean for marketers and their advertising budgets? Facebook believes what’s good for Facebook users is good for marketers.
- HackCollege: Minute Hacks: How To Extend Your Phone’s Battery Life
Between all your texting, tweeting, and talking, the little battery in your smartphone sometimes just doesn’t seem to cut it–and there are few things more frustrating than having your phone die when you need it most.
- LOOK: This Bus Stop Cost $1 Million To Build, And Has Heated Concrete Floors
What local D.C. metro issue could capture the attention of CNN, USA Today and even a Russian state-run news outlet? The answer: a bus stop….
- Bill Moyers: WATCH: Homeless in High Tech’s Shadow
California’s Silicon Valley is a microcosm of America’s new extremes of wealth and poverty. Facebook, Google, and Apple have minted hundreds of new tech millionaires. But not far away, the homeless are building tent cities along a creek in the city of San Jose.
- Intel’s next-gen ‘Haswell’ chip now shipping to PC makers
The chipmaker is shipping its most power-efficient mainstream processor to date, a source tells CNET. Intel also confirmed a bug in the accompanying chipset today.
- Crowdfunding: One Year Later
Equity-based crowdfunding often elicits more questions than it does answers. Here’s a look at where we stand as the JOBS Act celebrates its first birthday….
- Craig Kanalley: Hold On, Doesn’t The Facebook Phone Sound Familiar?
"Stay close to the people who matter." "Put people first." These are slogans Microsoft used to promote Windows Phone in August 2011. Facebook launched its first Facebook Home ad with this: "We use our phones to connect with the people we care about" and "Your friends are always right there with you."
- WATCH: Old Video Games Recreated With Post-Its
In a YouTube video posted on Sunday, Michael Birkin uses Post-it notes to painstakingly recreate footage from PAC-MAN and Mario video games. Within the week,…
- Doug Olenick: Anonymous’ Potentially Tragic Misstep With North Korea
The international hacker organization Anonymous perpetuated possibly its most foolhardy act yesterday when it hacked into and took over North Korea’s Flickr and Twitter accounts.
- BlackBerry Q10 and R10: Second BB10 salvo returns to QWERTY
BlackBerry is going back to its roots for rounds two and three of the BlackBerry 10 assault. The high-end Q10 is already up for pre-order in England, while the mid-range R10 been snapped…
- Apple, Google Won’t Face Lawsuit.. Yet
* Judge signals could still certify case * Adobe, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm, Pixar also defendants By Jonathan Stempel April 5 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge…