Tech News – September 18th 2012 to September 19th 2012
Tech news – September 18th 2012 to September 19th 2012:
- Syrians under ‘indiscriminate’ attack – Middle East – Al Jazeera English –
Rights group Amnesty International says Syrian forces waging "relentless" attacks against its people.
- Top Colombian drug lord captured in Venezuela – Americas – Al Jazeera English –
President Santos says Daniel Barrera, Colombia's "last major drug lord", nabbed with help from CIA and Britain's MI6.
- xkcd: Click and Drag –
Click and drag.
- Panetta Meets With China’s Xi – WSJ.com –
In his first high-level public meeting since canceling visits with foreign officials, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
- iPhone 5 Review Roundup: Deceptively Thin, Delightfully Fast –
The first reviews of Apple's new iPhone 5 have hit the wire and they're generally quite positive about the new handset.
- Twitter’s iPad App Update Provokes a Backlash | Xconomy –
- Wade RoushWade Roush
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo appeared on NBC’s Today Show this morning to unveil a new look for profile pages on Twitter’s website and, much more interesting to this reporter, the new “5.0″ version of Twitter’s iPad app. Not earthshaking news, in the grand scheme of things; the previous version of the iPad app was designed by Tweetie founder Loren Brichter, who left Twitter nearly a year ago, so it was only a matter of time before the app went through a major refresh.
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- Gogo quietly hikes up its in-flight Wi-Fi prices | Internet & Media – CNET News –
The airplane wireless service stops offering one-time passes on certain flights and is now charging $10 per hour to surf the Web. Read this blog post by Dara Kerr on Internet & Media.
- The Facebookification of Twitter | The Social Analyst – CNET News –
- Ben ParrThree years ago, Facebook did everything it could to copy Twitter. Now, Twitter is doing the same to Facebook in its quest to monetize.
- Expand your experience: New Twitter for iPad – Marco.org –
- A Mood of Gloom Afflicts the Romney Campaign – NYTimes.com –
- By MICHAEL BARBAROA dark mood descends on the Romney campaign as it lurches from problem to problem.
- With iPhone 5, Apple Has Chiseled The Smartphone To Near Perfection | TechCrunch –
- Mg SieglerYou pick it up and it almost feels fake. That’s not to say it feels cheap; because it doesn’t — quite the opposite, actually. It just doesn’t seem real. Certainly not to someone who has been holding the iPhone 4/4S for the past two years. It feels like someone took one of those devices and hollowed it out.
The iPhone 5 is here.
I’ve had the opportunity to play around with the latest iPhone for the past several days. I won’t beat around the bush: it’s fantastic.
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- In Car Country, Obama Trumpets China Trade Case –
- By MARK LANDLERPresident Obama on Monday filed a broad new trade case against China at the World Trade Organization. He announced the action in the industrial battleground of Ohio.
- BBC News – Sri Lanka kidney disease blamed on farm chemicals –
Thousands of Sri Lankans have been struck by a deadly form of kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause – pesticides and fertilisers.
- Hardware is dead | VentureBeat –
- Jay GoldbergI go to China every four or five months for work. I have to visit all the corporate headquarters in Beijing and Shanghai, but the highlight of every trip is the day I spend at Hua Qiang Road North in Shenzhen. Pretty much every piece of electronics we use today is sourced and manufactured within 100 miles of Shenzhen, and Hua Qiang is the city’s electronics shopping district.
On my last trip, in July, I met a ‘procurement’ consultant, and he told me which of the 50 mega malls in the area to vis… show all text
- Somali forces battle al-Shabab near Kismayo – Africa – Al Jazeera English –
Somali troops backed by Kenyan forces say they have made progress against al-Qaeda-linked group near key port town.
- Meanwhile, back at the White House #romneyencore on Twitpic –