Archive for January, 2012

BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

BlackBerry squeezed out of Enterprise say stats

RIM's new CEO faces a dual-challenge, Apple in North America and the ascendence of Samsung in Europe, according new research, though BlackBerry is a surprise hold-out in the UK. "Android and Apple together are eating BlackBerry's lunch" Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett said of the smartphone pincer-movement, the NYTimes reports, with global stats indicating 27-percent of smartphone users have an Android device and 24-percent an iPhone. BlackBerry slots in-between, at 26-percent, but enterprise users are progressively looking elsewhere from previous business darlings RIM.

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Awesome stools made from recycled computer hardware

Awesome stools made from recycled computer hardware

I bet many geeks are like me, when I replaced my old computer hardware and technology products, I tend to keep the old stuff. I keep that old stuff because it's generally not broken, I just want newer, cooler gear, and you never know when something old and slow might come in handy. If you have a bunch of your old tech gear sitting around that you really don't want, and you are trying to think of something cool to do with it a geek named Rodrigo Alonso has a heck of an idea.

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Chevy to place environmental impact labels on all vehicles starting with 2013 line

Chevy to place environmental impact labels on all vehicles starting with 2013 line

Chevy's making a big push in the green segment for cars and the impact those cars have on the environment. The environmental impact includes the technologies and materials used to make the vehicles as well as the emissions that the vehicles produce. To help the average consumer be aware of the green push that Chevy is investing in, it will start placing new stickers touting green on vehicles with the 2013 range.

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Increased solar activity means more aurora borealis over next year

Increased solar activity means more aurora borealis over next year

Many people around the world are getting quite a light show at night thanks to the massive solar flares that have been occurring on the sun and shooting radiation towards the Earth's atmosphere. That radiation bouncing off the atmosphere means that we get an impressive display of northern lights, otherwise known as aurora borealis, in the sky over parts of the world that traditionally don't have such a light show. Last week a strong solar storm that pounded the Earth's magnetic field and made for a beautiful night sky in many locations.

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Nintendo Pearl Pink 3DS launching for Valentine’s

Nintendo Pearl Pink 3DS launching for Valentine’s

Nintendo has announced plans to release the pink 3DS - previous sold only as part of an nintendogs bundle - as a standalone color option, unsurprisingly hoping to cash in on Valentine's Day with the $169.99 handheld. Set to go on sale on February 10, the Pearl Pink 3DS is functionally identical to the existing consoles, which means glasses-free 3D, integrated WiFi and access to the Nintendo eShop.

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Angry Birds heads to Facebook, won’t make up for Timeline

Angry Birds heads to Facebook, won’t make up for Timeline

The insanely popular video game on mobile devices called Angry Birds is set to come to the Internet via Facebook. The giant social network has had some very popular video games in the past, such as the irritatingly popular game Farmville and others. You need to get ready to be hit with another onslaught of your Facebook friends asking for help in video games with Angry Birds headed to Facebook on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2012.

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Sky adds BBC and ITV on-demand in Smart TV standoff

Sky adds BBC and ITV on-demand in Smart TV standoff

Sky has announced plans to integrate on-demand programming into its set-top boxes, adding BBC iPlayer and ITV Player to UK Sky Anytime+ in what appears to be a challenge to smart TV strategies from Google, Apple and others. The deal with the BBC and ITV means recently screened content will join archival shows already offered through Sky Anytime+, provided at no extra charge to existing satellite subscribers.

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Google fired cheeky recruiter who peeved Steve Jobs with poach attempt

Google fired cheeky recruiter who peeved Steve Jobs with poach attempt

Today most of us expect litigation between technology firms for things like patent and copyright infringement. What we might not expect is litigation against tech firms over agreements not to poach employees from one another. In the past the technology world has seen companies get together and agree to set pricing and other details on products, even though that's illegal. The LCD industry is a prime example with an agreement for price-fixing and the massive fines they paid out the cause of it.

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