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Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java - CIO

Fri, 2016-05-27 02:47

Washington Times

Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java
CIO
A jury in San Francisco on Thursday cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google's use of Java in Android. The jury of eight women and two men took three days of deliberation to reach its verdict. Oracle was seeking ...
Google Dodges $9 Billion BulletGizmodo
Jury finds Google's implementation of Java in Android was fair useTechCrunch
GameStop Tumbles After Guidance Falls Short for Current QuarterBloomberg
Business Insider -Forbes -San Jose Mercury News -Washington Post
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ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics - TechCrunch

Fri, 2016-05-27 02:27

TechCrunch

ForcePhone adds pressure sensitivity to any phone using ultrasonics
TechCrunch
Force touch may be a feature exclusive to the latest iPhones, but something like it is now possible on pretty much any phone out there, thanks to research from engineers at the University of Michigan. It works not by polling sensors in the touchscreen ...
This software upgrade could give any smartphone 3D TouchBGR
ForcePhone software makes any mobile device pressure sensitiveEngadget
A Simple Software Update Lets Any Smartphone Detect Squeezes and Forceful TouchesGizmodo
U of M News Service -Gizmag -Digital Journal
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Mini Games Are Coming to Minecraft - PC Magazine

Fri, 2016-05-27 02:12

PC Magazine

Mini Games Are Coming to Minecraft
PC Magazine
The possibilities to engage your Minecraft buddies in a good old death match are limitless, but you have to make the rules and keep score—this is one of the most open of all open-world games, after all. That will change with a new mini game that ...
The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch modeTechCrunch
'Minecraft' Is Rolling Out Mini-Games On Consoles In JuneTech Times
Mojang reveals Minecraft minigames will launch on Xbox, PlayStation & Wii UGameZone
Engadget -WinBeta -Business Insider -GameSpot
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Save, Share Favorite Twitch Streams With 'Clips' - PC Magazine

Fri, 2016-05-27 00:07

PC Magazine

Save, Share Favorite Twitch Streams With 'Clips'
PC Magazine
You might not be the best gamer around—you have yet to get a play of the game in Overwatch, your Starcraft skills are more steamroller than strategic, and you've been routed more times than you can count in many of the Total War-series titles. That's ...
Twitch launches Clips so gamers can quickly share short videos of their favorite momentsTechCrunch
Twitch's new 'clips' feature lets you share your favorite streaming momentsThe Verge
Twitch Now Lets You Share 30 Second Clips From StreamsUbergizmo
VentureBeat -Engadget -Cult of Mac -Geek Snack
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This might be Lenovo's new Droid - The Verge

Thu, 2016-05-26 23:52

The Verge

This might be Lenovo's new Droid
The Verge
Lenovo has a big event coming up on June 9th, and one of the things we might see then (or shortly thereafter) is a new lineup of Droids. VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass leaked an image showing what appears to be three color options for this next round ...
#TBT: Motorola Shadow, the Fake Phone of Everyone's DreamsDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Lenovo's new Droids might be shiny and metallicEngadget
Motorola Teases Mobile Transformation On June 9thAndroid Headlines
Android Police -Ubergizmo -Design & Trend -Phone Arena
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ACLU wants a piece of the Microsoft v. US data gag order lawsuit - Computerworld

Thu, 2016-05-26 21:42

Computerworld

ACLU wants a piece of the Microsoft v. US data gag order lawsuit
Computerworld
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today asked a federal judge to let it join Microsoft in suing the U.S. government over authorities' use of gag orders that prevent the technology firm from telling customers their data has been demanded, court ...
ACLU moves to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice DepartmentTechCrunch
ACLU to join Microsoft lawsuit against Justice Department over secret surveillance requestsGeekWire
ACLU seeks to join Microsoft in government gag-order lawsuitWinBeta
Washington Times -The Seattle Times -Tom's Hardware -iTWire
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Asteroid Rebuttal: NASA Pushes Back Against Nathan Myhrvold's Claims - Space.com

Thu, 2016-05-26 20:51

Space.com

Asteroid Rebuttal: NASA Pushes Back Against Nathan Myhrvold's Claims
Space.com
Former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold is off base in his criticisms of an asteroid-studying NASA mission, space agency officials say. Myhrvold — a polymath who co-founded the patent-monetization company Intellectual Ventures and ...
That study critiquing NASA's 'bad science' on asteroids is pretty bad scienceWashington Post
Bad science? Former Microsoft exec criticizes NASA asteroid data.Christian Science Monitor
NASA fires back at Nathan Myhrvold in spat over asteroid mission's dataGeekWire
Nature World News -Tech Times -Inverse -Science World Report
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How a huge landslide shaped Zion National Park - Phys.Org

Thu, 2016-05-26 20:50

Phys.Org

How a huge landslide shaped Zion National Park
Phys.Org
A Utah mountainside collapsed 4,800 years ago in a gargantuan landslide known as a "rock avalanche," creating the flat floor of what is now Zion National Park by damming the Virgin River to create a lake that existed for 700 years. Those are key ...
"Sentinel," The Landslide That Filled Zion CanyonNational Parks Traveler (registration)

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Mars is emerging from an ice age that ended about 400000 years ago - The Verge

Thu, 2016-05-26 20:00

The Verge

Mars is emerging from an ice age that ended about 400000 years ago
The Verge
Mars is emerging from an ice age, according to a new study. Studying the Martian climate and how it changes over time can help scientists better plan future missions to Mars and even understand climate change here on Earth, the study authors say.
The Time To Nuke Mars Is NowGizmodo
This is your brain in spaceCNN
The Red Planet Is Not Always RedThe Atlantic
Los Angeles Times -Space.com -Fox News -Mashable
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Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic - WIRED

Thu, 2016-05-26 19:26

WIRED

Facebook and Microsoft Are Laying a Giant Cable Across the Atlantic
WIRED
Smart-home gadgets need a translator real bad. Here's how to get one bit.ly/22qZ4nd · Follow · Follow Us On Facebook · Don't miss our latest news, features and videos. Follow · We're On Pinterest · See what's inspiring us. Follow · Follow Us On Youtube ...
Facebook and Microsoft team up to lay a massive internet cable across the AtlanticThe Verge
Microsoft and Facebook are building the fastest trans-Atlantic cable yetTechCrunch
Microsoft, Facebook to lay massive undersea cableUSA TODAY
Gizmodo -Wall Street Journal -CNNMoney -PR Newswire (press release)
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The work of Neanderthals: Ancient ring-like structures from 176000 years ago - Los Angeles Times

Thu, 2016-05-26 03:07

Los Angeles Times

The work of Neanderthals: Ancient ring-like structures from 176000 years ago
Los Angeles Times
Deep in a dark cave in southwestern France lie half a dozen mysterious structures that scientists believe were built by Neanderthals 176,000 years ago -- about 140,000 years before the first modern humans arrived in Europe. The structures, described ...
A Shocking Find In a Neanderthal Cave In FranceThe Atlantic
Stalagmite Rings Made by Neanderthals, Study FindsNBCNews.com
Hmm. Maybe Neanderthals weren't all that stupidUSA TODAY
The Verge -Ars Technica -National Geographic -BBC News
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Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence - TechCrunch

Thu, 2016-05-26 00:47

Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence
TechCrunch
AWS announced today that it was expanding its relationship with Salesforce.com, with Salesforce naming the cloud giant a preferred cloud provider. The agreement should help Salesforce increase its international presence without having to build its own ...

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The Nexus Player Has Been Removed From The Google Store - Android Police

Wed, 2016-05-25 23:43

Android Police

The Nexus Player Has Been Removed From The Google Store
Android Police
The Nexus Player was Google's first take on Android TV, and it wasn't very good. It's gone from the Google Store now, so good riddance? Well, there isn't exactly a replacement yet. The Nexus Player retailed for $100, but it was often on sale at other ...
Google might name and shame slow-to-update Android vendorsEngadget
Rumor: Google to Shame Phone Makers Into Updating AndroidPC Magazine
End of an era: HTC stops manufacturing the Nexus 9SlashGear
Ubergizmo -VentureBeat -Android Headlines -TechnoBuffalo
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Google Is Opening a Detroit Office to Poach Auto Talent - Gizmodo

Wed, 2016-05-25 22:51

Gizmodo

Google Is Opening a Detroit Office to Poach Auto Talent
Gizmodo
Just few weeks after Google got us all excited about its impending fleet of autonomous Chrysler minivans, the company's Self-Driving Car project announced that it's packing up at least part of its operation and moving it to Detroit. Ford, hide your ...
Your Self-Driving Car is Waiting ... Sooner Than You ThinkForbes
Google, Fiat Chrysler Begin Work on Self-Driving MinivansWall Street Journal
Why Google's Self-Driving Project Is Setting Up Shop Near DetroitMotley Fool
Android Headlines -Detroit Free Press -The Verge -TechnoBuffalo
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Sources: Smaller Xbox One Coming This Year, More Powerful Xbox One In 2017 [UPDATE] - Kotaku

Wed, 2016-05-25 22:50

Kotaku

Sources: Smaller Xbox One Coming This Year, More Powerful Xbox One In 2017 [UPDATE]
Kotaku
Microsoft is preparing at least two new Xbox models for release in the next two years, sources tell Kotaku. Later this year we'll see a cheaper, smaller Xbox One, and next year Microsoft will release a more powerful version of their premiere console ...
Sources: Xbox One getting huge upgrade in 2017, slim model later this yearPolygon
Report: Microsoft could debut Xbox One game streaming stick and 'Xbox TV' at E3PCWorld
Rumored Xbox One hardware upgrade may be built for Oculus Rift VR headsetDigital Trends
The Verge -Ars Technica -GameSpot -ExtremeTech
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Pokemon Go US beta begins, battle mechanics detailed - CNET

Wed, 2016-05-25 22:01

FevGames

Pokemon Go US beta begins, battle mechanics detailed
CNET
Following last week's announcement that you could sign up to test Pokemon Go, the beta program--or field test, as it's called--officially starts today. Tests are already underway in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. It's not too late to sign up for ...
Pokémon GO launches into beta in the U.S.TechCrunch
Pokémon Go Battles: 3 Key Things ConfirmedGotta Be Mobile
Niantic Begins U.S. Field Testing For Pokemon GOAndroid Headlines
Mac Rumors -Engadget -Tech Times -AppAdvice
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Study explains how supermassive black holes keep galactic lights off - UPI.com

Wed, 2016-05-25 21:35

UPI.com

Study explains how supermassive black holes keep galactic lights off
UPI.com
"Stars form from the gas, but in many galaxies stars were found not to form despite an abundance of gas," astronomer Edmond Cheung said. By Brooks Hays | May 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM. Follow @upi. Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter.
Supermassive black holes cause galactic-scale warmingAstronomy Magazine
'Red geysers' host supermassive black holes which prevent new stars formingDaily Mail
Supermassive Black Holes Can Cause Galactic WarmingInverse
(e) Science News (press release) (registration)
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Can Xiaomi dominate the drone market? - Mashable

Wed, 2016-05-25 21:15

Mashable

Can Xiaomi dominate the drone market?
Mashable
How does Xiaomi do it? Feature-for-feature parity with market leaders, but at a fraction of the cost? The Chinese manufacturer's products are, however, like the worst kind of teases. Showing you all the good stuff, but keeping you — if you live in the ...
Xiaomi debuts the Mi Drone, a 4K quadcopter that's great for the priceDigital Trends
Xiaomi's remarkably cheap Mi Drone takes off in JulyCNET
Xiaomi's $450 4K Drone Could Challenge DJI's Dominance, But Lack Of US Release Limits ImpactInternational Business Times
AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -BGR -BBC News -Quartz
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GOP budget bill would kill net neutrality and FCC's set-top box plan - Ars Technica

Wed, 2016-05-25 19:38

Ars Technica

GOP budget bill would kill net neutrality and FCC's set-top box plan
Ars Technica
House Republicans yesterday released a plan to slash the Federal Communications Commission's budget by $69 million and prevent the FCC from enforcing net neutrality rules, "rate regulation," and its plan to boost competition in the set-top box market.
The Next Battle for Net Neutrality Is Getting BloodyGizmodo
Internet companies seek answers on wireless streaming freebiesCNET
House spending bill takes swipes at FCC rulesThe Hill
The Verge -Multichannel News -Engadget -Phone Arena
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Case For Moon: Gateway For Open Ended, Exploraton, With Planetary Protection Central - On The SpaceShow - Science 2.0

Wed, 2016-05-25 00:49

Science 2.0

Case For Moon: Gateway For Open Ended, Exploraton, With Planetary Protection Central - On The SpaceShow
Science 2.0
I'll be on David Livingston's the Space Show this Friday, 27th May, to talk about my new "Case for Moon". The main themes of it are: first, the Moon as our natural first destination in the solar system. Then, planetary protection and biologically ...
Ferocious Solar Storms May Have Helped Life Take Root on Earth, NASA SaysABC News
Future Mars missions must factor in this risk, experts sayCBS News
Super solar flares may have kicked off life on EarthThe Weather Network
Space.com -Gizmodo -Christian Science Monitor -Tech Times
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