Posts Tagged ‘voices’

Apple Feud Deepens With Court-Appointed Monitor

December 31, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

A feud between Apple Inc. and a lawyer appointed by a federal court judge to monitor the company’s e-book pricing reform became even more acrimonious Monday. Michael Bromwich, the lawyer picked as Apple’s monitor, said in court documents filed Monday that Apple’s characterization of his team’s activities as a “roving investigation” in fact “bear no relation whatsoever to the activities we have attempted to conduct.” Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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LG to Unveil webOS-Powered TV

December 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. will soon take the veils off a television model that will run on the webOS operating system, highlighting its ambition of creating a prominent operating system for so-called smart TVs. LG bought webOS, a mobile-device operating system, from Hewlett-Packard Co. earlier this year. The operating system was originally developed by Palm Inc. to power smartphones that would compete with the likes of Apple Inc.’s iPhones. H-P acquired Palm in 2010 and used webOS to power a tablet and its smartphone models. But the system failed to gain traction with the developers who write apps for devices and the devices didn’t sell well. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Google, Apple Forge Auto Ties

December 30, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Technology giants Google and Apple are about to expand their battle for digital supremacy to a new front: The automobile. Next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Google and German auto maker Audi plan to announce that they are working together to develop in-car entertainment and information systems that are based on Google’s Android software, people familiar with the matter said. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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Oscars: Why Not World’s Best Picture?

December 27, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

When the Oscars modified the best picture category in 2009 and instituted an annual list of up to 10 nominees, the intention may have been to ensure that critically acclaimed blockbusters like the Oscar-overlooked “The Dark Knight” would bulk up the viewing audiences for the telecast. It may have helped the blockbuster “Avatar” make the... Read more

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QOTD: Sneaky Snaps

December 27, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Back when we had cameras that weren’t in our phones, it would be really strange to just walk up to someone and take a picture of them, or kind of place the camera on the table and try to sneak a picture of someone as they’re ordering food or something. – Kristen Wiig, talking about the “weird phenomenon” of ubiquitious/surreptitious photographs , on Vulture.com

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Technology Fuels New Police Cruiser

December 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

To the untrained eye, it looks like almost any other New York Police Department cruiser combing the city’s streets — but this squad car has just as much brains as it does brawn. It is the department’s prototype “smart car,” outfitted with the latest gadgets in public safety. It has two infrared monitors mounted on the trunk that record any numbers it sees—such as license plates and addresses. It has surveillance cameras and air sensors capable of sending real-time information to police headquarters. The NYPD says it is the cruiser of the very near future. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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LightSquared Files Bankruptcy-Exit Plan Backed by Fortress, Melody

December 26, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

Wireless venture LightSquared Inc. is seeking to exit bankruptcy protection with backing from private-equity firm Fortress Investment Group LLC and Melody Capital Advisors LLC. LightSquared, which has been at the center of a fight for control between hedge fund manager Phil Falcone and Dish Network Corp.’s Charlie Ergen, filed a new plan to exit Chapter 11 proceedings on Tuesday night, with more than $4 billion of debt-and equity backing from Fortress, Melody and existing investors J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Mr. Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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BlackBerry Co-Founder Cuts Stake to Under Five Percent

December 25, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

TORONTO — BlackBerry Ltd. co-founder Michael Lazaridis disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday he cut his combined stake with another company co-founder in the smartphone maker to just under five percent, and indicated he doesn’t plan to pursue a joint bid to acquire the company outright. Read the rest of this post on the original site

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It’s the Thought That Counts (Comic)

December 24, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

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Samsung Phone Studied for Possible Security Gap

December 24, 2013  |  All Things Digital  |  No Comments

The security platform for Samsung Electronics Co.’s best-selling Galaxy S4 smartphone suffers from a vulnerability that could allow malicious software to track emails and record data communications, according to cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The alleged security gap, which the researchers say they discovered earlier this month, comes as Samsung pitches the new security platform called Knox to potential clients at the U.S. Department of Defense and other government and corporate entities, in a bid to compete with BlackBerry Ltd., whose devices have been considered the gold standard among security-conscious clients for years. Read the rest of this post on the original site »

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