Archive for December, 2012

Microsoft research lead Craig Mundie announces 2014 retirement

Microsoft research lead Craig Mundie announces 2014 retirement

We're learning that Microsoft will soon be losing another of its key players, as Research lead Craig Mundie has announced that he will retire from the company in 2014. Before he does that, though, he'll be stepping down from his current position at Microsoft to become an adviser to CEO Steve Ballmer. Previously, he served as the boss of Microsoft's R&D department and lead the charge for the company's security program.

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Quentin Tarantino tips “Killer Crow” as 3rd in Historical Revenge trilogy

Quentin Tarantino tips “Killer Crow” as 3rd in Historical Revenge trilogy

In an interview this week supporting his brand new release of the film Django Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he's already begun writing a third in a trilogy of films that continues the Historical Revenge theme he started with Inglourious Basterds. It's not unlike Tarantino to suggest films he might work on and deliver and not end up doing so - he's done such a thing several times over his illustrious career - but it does seem quite possible given the language!

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Facebook tops list of most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012

Facebook tops list of most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012

We turned to our old pal Wikipedia a lot this year, but judging from a list of the most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2012 put together by Johan Gunnarsson, some of the pages we visited most might surprise you. Wikipedia doesn't rank its pages at the end of the year like so many other sites do, so Gunnarsson put the 100-entry list together by looking at the service's log files. The page users visited most in 2012? Facebook, by a pretty significant amount.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II Black tipped for 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note II Black tipped for 2013

The Samsung Galaxy Note II has appeared in a bit of a leaked photo of a new color for the hardware this week - black! This version of the device will quite likely be appearing at Mobile World Congress 2013 along with additional tweaks and additions of greatness to the already-popular Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III lineup out now across the globe. This device is currently available in what the manufacturer calls Pebble Blue as well as Marble White through several carriers and off-contract both domestically and internationally.

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Instagram use surges on iOS and Android, falls 25% on Facebook

Instagram use surges on iOS and Android, falls 25% on Facebook

It would appear that the real impact of the Instagram Privacy Policy update (and subsequent revolt on the part of its users) has come to light - a relatively massive 25% decrease in daily users - but there's a catch. While the statistics given by AppData could very well be due in part to Christmas and the holidays in general, a decrease of over 3 million daily users is nothing to scoff at for one of the most-used apps on the market. According to AppData the amount of daily users Instagram is working with fell from 16.4 million to 12.4 million between the week the Privacy Policy changes occurred and now... on Facebook. Meanwhile the app has taken off in popularity in its original iPhone and Android form.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 28th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: December 28th, 2012

This morning we're getting in deep with not just everything pre-CES 2013, but privacy, gaming, and acquisitions too! You'll be glad to know that we've got a whole new batch of photos of Mars from the Mars Express - hot and red as always! Barnes & Noble's NOOK business is about to get a massive amount of cash from Pearson in the very near future. LG has all but spilled the whole bucket of beans on their CES 2013 showings well before the show!

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