Monday, August 29, 2011

AMD appoints head Rory Read, former head of Lenovo

The U.S. supplier of microprocessors AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), not general manager since January, announced on Thursday, August 25, the appointment as CEO Rory Read, former chief operating officer of computer manufacturer Lenovo. The appointment of new boss, aged 49, is effective this Thursday, the company said in a statement.

"Rory is a leader who has proven and has been responsible in the past impressive growth of profitability," said the President of the Board Bruce Claflin, quoted in the document. "He is ideally placed to accelerate the progression of AMD to the top spot in the market for microprocessor design", currently occupied by Intel, he added.

New Atom 32 microns and three times more powerful GPU

Intel is preparing to submit the next platform Cedar Trail-M for netbooks and appear on the network coming from the first test site Vr-Zone, where you see performance by up to three times higher for the integrated GPU, while a Pearl slight improvement over previous CPU N455 and N570 solutions.

Samsung launches its own 'messenger'

It's called Chaton and is the new instant messaging service by Samsung, available in October. The South Korean manufacturer has announced it will launch the application to compete with rivals like Apple and RIM as well as other popular applications like WhatsApp. Chaton will come preinstalled on their phones, whether they are fitted with its own operating system, Bada, as quye work with Google's Android.

Google TV will be launched in Europe early 2012

Google will launch its TV service connected to the Internet early next year in Europe, announced on Friday, August 26, its chairman Eric Schmidt. The Google TV, which allows both to view television programs and surf the Web on a television screen with a housing, was launched in the U.S. in October, where he was quickly blocked by three major U.S. broadcast networks.

A large segment of the television industry, as well as the telecommunications and information is suspicious with respect to Google, it accuses of vouloirmettre hands on advertising revenue without contributing to production costs programs. "Some in the United States fear that our goal is to compete with broadcasters and content creators.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Apple: Steve Jobs came the resignation

The founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, has decided to resign as CEO of Cupertino. The news has gone around the world in a few hours and was popularized by the same done through a letter delivered to the shareholders of the company and have employees.

Tumblr valued at $ 800 million

Tumblr microblogging site that allows to post web links, photos and videos or short texts, is about to complete a fundraiser that values at $ 800 million (554 million) says, Thursday, Aug. 25, the Wall Street Journal. According to the article (paid access) the business daily, citing sources familiar with the matter, Tumblr will raise between 75 million and $ 100 million (between 52 and 69 million) from investors, representing a valuation of $ 800 million.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A cheaper iPhone in late September?

Asian subcontractors Apple started making a cheaper version of the iPhone 4, equipped with eight gigabytes of memory, according to two unnamed sources cited by Reuters, Tuesday, Aug. 23. The current iPhone 4, released in June 2010, has a memory 16 or 32 GB to 8 GB version will be launched in the coming weeks, the sources said.

Google wants to end

Google  has launched a procedure to the National Arbitration Forum, authorized by ICANN, the organization that manages domain names, to resolve conflicts where domain names exploit the typographical errors of Internet users for commercial purposes, like, and

3 smartphones from Samsung banned in Europe

Three models of smartphones from Samsung of South Korea will be prohibited from sale in several European countries from mid-October, was ordered Wednesday, Aug. 24, the tribunal in The Hague. "The smart phones from Samsung can not be sold, and this applies to models Samsung S, S II Samsung and Samsung Ace," he told Agence France-Presse Saskia Pancho, a spokesman for the tribunal.

June 27, the American Apple asked the court for interim relief to prohibit the sale of three models of smartphones and three models of Samsung digital shelves due to a violation of its patents. "The court found that there was much offense for the phones, but not for the tablets, which may be sold," added Ms Pancho.

Google to pay 346 million euros to the U.S. Government

The Internet company has reached an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department for the publication of advertisements Canadian pharmacies between 2003 and 2009. Google recognizes that helped them to publish and optimize advertising and improve the effectiveness of sites through its AdWords program. The sale of drugs in the United States by Canadian pharmacies resulted in the illegal importation of drugs without prescription.

Nokia tries again with Fine Latest version of Symbian

ROME - It is strange to read the fine features, the new incarnation of the Symbian operating system for Nokia smartphones. And last but not new in the sense that since that this platform will continue to exist until 2016, despite the arrival of Windows Phone 8. Belle is the biggest leap forward made by Symbian and the sign of the times we live.

Expected on the market between late September or early October, offers a wide range of features so similar to those of competitors that have marked the decline of the Finnish giant. From Apple to Google's Android, to Samsung. On the three initial models to Monte Bello, the Nokia 600, 700 and 701, you can customize the screen, choose from a large fleet applications, automatically update themselves.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Saving music in the cloud is legal

The record digested bad that Amazon opened its Music Store service in the cloud without a license pact with them. They still must have felt worse than a federal judge in New York believes that these services do not violate copyright because they are not obliged to review all content to tinker with their customers, ultimately responsible for the files that go to these stores virtual.

It is a bitter sweet victory for EMI labels in particular and in general, and the sentence that condemns partially MP3Tunes and its founder, Michael Robertson, legalize the cloud services of Amazon, Google and Apple if it is ratified. The case dates back to 2007, when EMI MP3Tunes sued for copyright infringement.

Facebook revises its privacy settings

The social network Facebook has since Tuesday, August 23, new tools to enable its 750 million registered to have more control over their personal data. "Our intention is to facilitate the publication and to offer you a more interesting and easier to use, promises Chris Cox, product manager at Facebook, the official blog of the social network.

These changes will take effect in the coming days ". The main change is to allow members to check the criteria to share their messages, photos or articles, not having to go to the privacy settings page, but directly with new icons placed in a drop-down menu next to the content to broadcast.

China, in the second quarter, is the world's largest market for PCs

China became the world's largest market for PCs in the second quarter 2011, surpassing the United States, according to data released Tuesday, August 23. The country could even pass the first permanent world power during the year 2012, according to IDC. "It was early or late in this sector, as was already the case for the automotive market.

China has a large population and average income rises," analysis for its part Toshihiro Nagahama, economist at Dai-ichi LifeResearch Institute deTokyo . While the market has contracted in the United States from 4.8% to 17.7 million units from April to June, China, a country with nearly 500 million Internet users, the market has increased 14 % to 18.5 million PCs, notes IDC.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Israel gives green light to Google's Street View service

The Ministry of Justice of Israel has finally cleared the mapping service of Google Street View, Monday, Aug. 22. The Authority Israeli law, information and technology, a regulator data protection, authorized to collect Street View panoramic images of the streets of Israel. The Authority however, required that cars equipped with special cameras Google who photograph data are clearly identifiable and that their trips are announced in advance, the newspaper Haaretz.

Hundreds of thousands of sites blocked by mistake in Argentina

"The Internet service providers use a bazooka to kill a fly," ironically, Friday, Aug. 19, the Electronic Frontier Foudation. This association, which specializes in the defense of freedom on the Internet, reported that Argentinian access PROVIDERS ordered National Communications Commission to block two domain names, "" and "" . These sites have made themselves known by posting, as on Wikileaks, confidential documents related to political or security in Argentina. To block these sites, ISPs have used the method of blocking the IP address, The problem is that the address used by the Blogger platform, owned by Google.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Hacker attack the stolen data Epson 350 000 customers

The Epson comes under attack. From the division of the Korean multinational Nagano, Japan, were subtracted data of 350 thousand customers. In addition to the name and email, were removed from the phone number and information about purchases made. We still do not know whether or not there are among these numbers credit card.

Sources inside the company said they had referred the case to the competent authorities. "We are still investigating and trying to understand the origin of the attack," said an official of the Korea Communications Commission. Entity that is developing a plan for security after a wave of hacker intrusions in recent months against government and private sites.

The button "I like" of Facebook criticized by the German authorities

A German state has deemed illegal the button "I like" of Facebook, which allows users to indicate their favorite web sites, reports the site The Local, Friday, Aug. 19. Thilo Weichert, an employee of the authority to protect the privacy of Schleswig-Holstein in northern Germany, said that the system illegally collecting social network data users.

With this built-in button on many Web sites, Facebook, which claims more than 750 million registered, slightly more than 20 million in Germany, has a mapping of interests of its users.

Friday, August 19, 2011

HP buys Autonomy and plans to separate from his division "computers"

Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced Thursday, August 18 that he bought the British software company Autonomy to 10.24 billion dollars. Under the terms of the agreement, approved by the boards of both companies, HP has 42.11 dollars per share in cash, a premium of 64% over the closing price Wednesday of Autonomy as the London Stock Exchange .

Autonomy Corp is a software for businesses, listed in London, which has two seats, one in Cambridge - East of England - and one in San Francisco. It was founded in 1996 to take advantage of technologies developed at the University of Cambridge, which help companies better manage and exploit massive amounts of data.

Google maps shows the weather

It seems obvious: when you plan to navigate the terrotorio or travel anywhere in the world wants to know what the weather will. Google just added a new layer to its mapping service, Google Maps, which shows by icons meteorology of where we are going and also the rest of the world, the site information provided by, explains the company's official blog, by clicking on the symbol time in a specific area, a window with detailed data on humidity, wind and temperature and even a forecast for the next few days.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The transport company in San Francisco again hacked

Another website AreaRapid Bay Transit (BART), the railway serving including the City of San Francisco, was the victim of a computer intrusion, Wednesday, Aug. 17. This time, hackers have uncovered data about 100 members of security forces employed by the company. The email addresses and passwords of people have been particularly exposed.

Bartpoa site. com also remains inaccessible on Thursday morning. If this new attack is not explicitly claimed by the group of hacktivists Anonymous, it comes just days after another piracy site BART. Thousands of personal data of users were then posted online. The FBI was in charge of the investigation.

IBM creates a chip that functions as the brain

IBM has developed a chip that mimics the human brain. This technology, which combines information technology with the communication process of neurons, might be useful to manage operations with less space and energy than that used by modern computers. The new generation of chips mimic the abilities of perception, action and cognition of the brain, acting dynamically and independently how it interacts with various electronic sensors.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Facebook valued $ 65 billion

U.S. advertising group Interpublic Group, holds a small stake in Facebook since 2006, has granted, Monday, August 15, half its share in the social network based on an enterprise value of 65.5 billion dollars (45.54 billion euros). Interpublic, which owned 0.4% of Facebook, has reduced its stake in half by selling shares to an anonymous buyer for $ 133 million (92.5 million), the company said in a statement.

Dell releases earnings up, but lowers its revenue estimates

The second global computer manufacturer, Dell, published Tuesday, August 16, profit up 63% to $ 840 million (584.8 million euros), above expectations for the second quarter of fiscal year shifted 2011/2012. Second-quarter sales activities related to corporate Dell was up 1% to $ 4.6 billion (3.2 billion), driven by "strong demand for servers and services ".

The consumer market benefits from sales of laptops and desktops, up 4% to $ 2.9 billion (2 billion). "We continue to see positive momentum in high growth sectors of our business, which directly reflects the implementation" of the strategy of the company, noted for its part, the founding CEO, Michael Dell.

HTC against Apple in the U.S. for patent infringement

The Taiwanese manufacturer HTC smartphones announced Tuesday, April 16, he filed a complaint against Apple for patent infringement before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and in a court of Delaware. The Taiwanese company accused the giant of violating its intellectual property rights related to three patents in its Macintosh computers, iPods, iPhone and iPad, HTC said in a statement.

Sony lowers the price of the Playstation 3

The Japanese electronics giant Sony announced on Wednesday, August 17, a decline in the price of its consoles PlayStation 3 (PS3) in Japan, the United States and Europe. In Europe, the model with a 160 gigabyte hard drive will be sold  in the United States, $249 against $ 299 .

Versions have a 320 GB hard drive will receive a similar price drop. "Historically, we see that our lower prices lead to increases in sales and we expect the same this time," said Jack Tretton, head of the unit, Sony PlayStation U.S., the news agency Reuters.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Android, iPhone, Windows clash at age three "post-pc"

"Defending the ecosystem of Android." This is the mantra repeated by Google after the acquisition of Motorola's Mobility millionaire, a move which in fact is an unexpected counter to legal action from Apple and Microsoft in the storm - and fish - the sea of mobile technology. Translated into understandable words, the "defense of the ecosystem of Android" means the purchase of over 17000 patents of Motorola, other than 7500 being considered for approval.

Anonymous attacks a transport company in San Francisco

The collective hacktivists Anonymous hacked, Sunday, Aug. 14, one of the sites of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the company trains serving including the City of San Francisco. MyBART, one of the websites of the company, has been an intrusion, reports the specialist Naked Security site. The information of at least 2 400 people, including names, email addresses and passwords have been exposed, said the BART, in a statement.

Gears of War 3, between film and videogame

With 13 million copies of previous versions on the market and a record in reserves (1.2 million) before being sold, Gears of War 3 will close the saga. One of the flagship titles xBox 360 will complete the last mission starring Marcus Fenix. Rod Ferguson, executive producer of the game has a bittersweet: "We are proud to reach this point with so much success, but thought it was just.

Stop at the top, otherwise it would betray our faithful." This concern for the followers of this franchise is reflected in the game, several modes: racing, arcade, and, most interestingly, of the mission. "I understand that buying a game is a decision that involves a payment, so I am interested to use it for a long time and in various ways," adds the producer.

Google buys Motorola to resemble Apple

Dramatic effect Google's mobile phone business. The most powerful Internet company just announced the purchase of Motorola Mobility, which is endowed with the capacity to manufacture their own devices and thus make Apple look like the team to beat. The transaction is valued at 12,500 million dollars (8,700 million), which is considered the most purchase.

Google will make a cash payment of $ 40 per share, equivalent to value their securities more than 63% a close on Friday on Wall Street. It is expected that the operation is carried out in late 2011. Motorola, Nokia, is lagging behind in the business of mobile telephony. Your interactive tablets phones already use the Google Android operating system.

Tunisian justice confirms ban on pornographic websites

The Tunisian courts upheld the ban on access to pornographic sites on the Internet, Monday, Aug. 15. The appellate court dismissed the request of the Tunisian Internet Agency  to stay the execution of a trial decision, said the lawyer Moneem Turki. "The Court of Appeal upheld the trial decision to force the Tunisian Internet Agency , as legal person, to censor all pornographic sites," he said.

"Despite the fact that counsel for the Tunisian Internet Agency  paid on the issue of evidence that the agency lacked the financial and technical resources to implement the ruling, the Court of Appeal has given us reason," Mr Turki said one of three lawyers arguing for the closure of pornographic sites. In late May, the Court of First Instance of Tunis ordered to block access to all pornographic sites, following a complaint by three lawyers, for whom these sites presented a danger to youth and were contrary to Islamic values.

Firefox 6 is the last of its kind

Again a new version: The latest Mozilla browser than three months old, is already available for download Firefox 6. In the future there will be a new version every six weeks - to the user not to be very annoying to the developers thought about a trick. Cologne - Starting today, it's official, Mozilla Firefox is the browser in the sixth version available for download.

Already? Some will ask, where is it only just came out version 5th At this pace, the surfer must be used in future, every six weeks should there be an update. Thus the number change is not permanent is not created some confusion, the version numbers should not be displayed. Even from the dialog "Firefox / Help / About Firefox" will disappear the current number currently displayed information.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

David Cameron wants to deprive the insurgents of social networks

"When people use social networks to violent actions, we must stop them. We work with the police, intelligence agencies and industry to study how we can prevent these people to communicate via these sites and services when we know they are preparing criminal or violent acts. " In his message to British MPs on Thursday, Prime Minister David Cameron said the government was working to tighter controls on social networks.

Global sales of smart phones increased by 74%

Almost 429 million mobile phones were sold in Tech News Buzz in the second quarter, according to research firm Gartner published Thursday, August 11. Of these sales, one quarter are smartphones, mostly equipped by the operating system Google Android. Global sales of mobile recording an increase of 16.5% year on year, while those of smartphones - these phones "smart" to surf the Internet - have grown 74% over the second quarter of 2010.

New battle between Google + and Facebook

If you have videos, the other also. If an email offer, the other is not far behind with messaging. The duel between social networks Facebook and Google + experienced yesterday another episode. While the new network, Google announced the opening of it to the games, Facebook, already has them in great numbers, announced changes to its platform to content developers and improved gaming experience.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The social network LinkedIn criticized for its handling of private data

"LinkedIn has a Facebook", ironically the site specializes Naked Security, referring to the controversy over the management of the private life of the most famous social network. Users of the LinkedIn professional network, with over 115 million members, have in fact complained about the reuse of a photograph in profile in the service of "social advertising" site.

"When members of LinkedIn recommend people or services, the following companies or participate in network activity in any way, their name or picture may appear on the ads associated with that you can see," the description this service. Specifically, photographs and even the names of contacts on LinkedIn may appear below a message.

Google updates the algorithm of its search engine

The U.S. company Google has expanded, Friday, Aug. 12, the update of the algorithm at work in its search engine. Named "Panda", "this update is done for all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean," said the company's official blog. Already introduced in the U.S. and the UK in the spring, this system is intended to punish websites that do not produce original content, but maximizing their SEO to succeed in the first pages of search engine results.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Patent war: Apple also wants to stop Motorola Xoom

In the fight to Apple Tablet Patents can not give up: After Samsung has already successfully thwarted, will now also the Motorola flat computer sales are prohibited. Despite the controversy Apple Samsung asks for help in tablet production. Cologne - The patent war is the major electronics companies in the next round.

Just let Apple and its competitors the same time prohibiting suppliers Samsung injunction by selling the flat computer Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most EU countries. Now grab the lawyers of the iPad manufacturer Motorola on the Tablet PC because of Xoom. In the Düsseldorf Regional Court on 4 August application filed against Samsung found a passage which shows that apart from the Korean manufacturer also provides a process was initiated against the American company.

Twitter opens to further resources on the network activity

New features, more content. With this title, Twitter announced on its blog two developments in the social network interface. "Today we are launching two new features in Twitter. Com to help you find more interesting content on Twitter. Now you can see when someone dials your favorites or make a Retweet your Tweets.

You will also know which are the most interesting Tweets for people you follow. " This new feature lets you know what's going on in Twitter easily in relation to the interests of Internet users. Just click on the tab @ user (replace @ mentions), and you can know which of the tweets of the Internet have been marked as Favorites, forwarding their own tweets, those directed to the member of the network and new fans.

FTC investigates also on Android

The investigation by U.S. authorities responsible for competition (FTC) about a possible abuse of dominant position of Google, announced in June, focuses on the operating system Android and mobile search engine, revealed the Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, August 10. Members of the FTC "focus their investigation on Google on the key sectors of its business, including the operating system for mobile devices Android and its search engine on the Internet," the business daily in its electronic edition, citing Sources familiar with the matter.

California asks Facebook to delete accounts of detainees

The California Department of Corrections announced on Monday that it would seek to Facebook deleting active accounts on behalf of prisoners. "Access to social networks allows inmates to circumvent our system of monitoring and prosecuting criminal activity," said the head of the administration, Matthew Cate, said in a statement.

"This new cooperation between law enforcement and Facebook will better protect citizens and prevent further crimes." In support of its decision, the administration cites the example of a news item that occurred last year, an inmate had sent from his cellulle portraits drawn to a teenager he had attacked seven years earlier.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

200,000 BitTorrent users pursued in the U.S.

TorrentFreak has taken account of the activity of the owners of rights against Internet users who use P2P file sharing systems, particularly BitTorrent. According to their numbers, about 200,000 users have complaints from copyright owners who claim the alleged breach of same by internet users. The estimated half said that each week a dozen open cases and the courts are saturated with demands.

Nokia Symbian abandons U.S.

In an interview with Allthingsdigital site, Chris Weber, CEO of Nokia in the United States, confirmed that the company would abandon its Symbian operating system in the United States and Canada, and focus exclusively on Windows Mobile, operating system from Microsoft. The two companies have partnered to 700 million euros in March.

Nokia also announced it would stop selling entry-level phones in the U.S. market, a key area in the war between phone manufacturers. Yet the entry-level phones that Nokia has built its considerable success in the 1990s, but it is now estimated that the future lies in its agreement with Microsoft and the industry smartphones.

Facebook launched a messaging application for mobile

The social networking site Facebook has launched Tuesday, August 9, a new application for smartphones, for sending messages to his "friends" on social networking, but also to other contacts. Called "Messenger", the application can send both text messages (SMS) and email. "Messenger is an extension of" Facebook messages, "to find all the conversations.

Whether you are on your phone or on the Web, you can view the entire history of your messages," says the social network's official blog . This application is available on mobile devices from Apple, and those equipped with the Android operating system from Google, is separate from the official social network application.

Copyright on the tablet: Apple vs. Samsung's

The new tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, can no longer be sold throughout Europe. The Regional Court of Düsseldorf has upheld the request of Apple, accusing the Korean company has breached the copyright of some elements of the iPad 2 in integrating its tablet without permission, and issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting the distribution of the tablets and block any action of Samsung's marketing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

China claims to have suffered half-million ofcyberattacks in 2010

China says it has been nearly half a million cyber attacks in 2010. According to their data, half of them came from overseas. The national computer emergency, says, says The Guardian, that 14.7% of attacks came from the United States and 8% in India. The report comes after China was indicated as the main suspect in a sustained cyber-espionage operation for five years and affecting more than 70 institutions and governments.

Samsung, Sony and Panasonic agree on a 3D glasses standard

Samsung, Sony and Panasonic have agreed to launch in 2012 a model of universal 3D active glasses that can be used on any TV in those marks. It is a way to entice the consumer who has not entered into the supply of 3D TVs as expected. One problem, among others, has been precisely that of spectacles, to be purchased specifically for each model.

The agreement includes the manufacturer of 3D glasses and manufacturers Xpand work on common protocols that allow them and their brand 3D TVs are understood to remain compatible with systems already on the market this year. The standard should be available for manufacturers in September so they can sell the glasses next year.

New tablet ... by Pierre Cardin

The signing of haute couture and perfume Pierre Cardin also wants to be on the runways technology. Now has launched a tablet in the UK. The pocket-lint titled wondering if the design is above the substance because the tablet does not carry the latest in accu software. Surprised that the operating system chosen is the Android 2.2 (Froy) when Google itself has newer versions of its mobile operating system.

Riots in London: BlackBerry-maker wants to help the police

Rioters have agreed to meet in London with Blackberry messages? It wants to find the British police. Smart phones are widespread among young people of the brand. Now the producer promised his help - but the chat messages are encrypted. London - If something happens somewhere in the world of the format of the current rioting in London, it usually does not take long to know until someone thinks: This movement was created on Facebook or Twitter.

The fall of the Nasdaq may delay the IPO of companies in the high tech sector

7% in one day, Monday, less than 11% since the beginning of the year, like all other indices of major stock exchanges, the Nasdaq, which brings together the main values of the technology sector, is experiencing a dramatic decline, reinforced in recent days. U.S. large caps such as Apple, Google and Microsoft were battered on Monday.

At the close, the action of the company has lost $ 20 apple, down 5.46%. The title of Google loses 5.7%. But the greatest losses are recorded by Oracle, specializing in the management of databases that is declining by more than 8%. Ironically, while the fall in markets has been precipitated by the deterioration of the U.S.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The "king of spam" risks more than forty years in prison

Self-proclaimed "Spam King" Sanford Wallace risks more than forty years in prison and more than $ 2 million fine. The man, aged 43, is accused of approximately 500,000 compromised Facebook accounts, between November 2008 and March 2009, and have sent more than 27 million spam. Wallace pleaded not guilty at a hearing Thursday, August 4, in federal court in San Jose in the United States.

Missing children: The FBI launches an application for smartphones

FBI launched Friday, August 5, Child ID ("Child Identity"), an application designed for smartphones can quickly alert the authorities when missing children. Child ID, launched with the help of the Association of American football coaches to ensure their advertising, is the first application made by the FBI.

It only works for now on iPhone and can be downloaded from iTunes, but will be available later on other smartphones, said the federal agency. The application of readily available data, free, "can save photos and important information about your child, immediately available in case of need," said a statement.

Gimp: the free image editor

Basically, GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a software-Dino: Since 1995 is working on its development. Gimp has long been - just as most commercial programs - retrofit capabilities via plug-in system, flexible tools to zoom and move in real time, simultaneous processing of multiple images, support for numerous file formats and 8-24 bit color depth per image.

Nevertheless Gimp long remained a niche product for keyboard shortcuts and code-secure Linux users - are designed to operate too bulky for convenient Windows users who had grown accustomed to the Photoshop system. But even in the most recent versions of the GIMP developers relied on user friendliness and improved workflows.

A 10 years girl discovered a vulnerability in Mvila game

Defcon, the hacker security conference benevolent, non-profit making havoc, held in Las Vegas, has had an unprecedented speaker. This is a 10 year old girl, whose alias CyFi, who has discovered a vulnerability in mobile games with IOS and Android operating systems. Independent researchers have confirmed the veracity of the finding.

At Cnet, CyFi ensures that the discovered because he was bored of slow games where farms have to wait for the seed to grow. It was hard, he says, progress in these games because it was too long to wait for them to grow crops. Entoces thought to alter time. Benefiting from planting corn may take 10 hours.

The site of the Ministry of Defence Syrian hacked by Anonymous

Anonymous announced that he had embezzled, Sunday, Aug. 7, the website of the Ministry of Defence of Syria. Instead of the home page of the Department is a message from the group of "hacktivists" that appeared. "The Syrian people, Tech News Buzz is on your side, against the brutal regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Know that the time and history are on your side," writes the group. The Government page on the site remains inaccessible on Monday morning. "The pirates probably exploited a vulnerability of the site to upload their own content," the blog Naked Security specialist, the Sophos computer security firm, for which this type of attack is equivalent "to the graffiti on the walls of a building.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Zynga wins legal battle

Battles for intellectual property also play in the field of "social games". The industry leader, Zynga, has been engaged for several weeks in legal proceedings against Vostu, a Brazilian company which also offers games for social networks. Founded in 2007, the company boasts 50 million players on various platforms.

In mid-June, filed a complaint against Zynga Vostu, from a California court alleging violations of copyright. The American publisher, sees the games that are Vostu Mini Farm Coffee Mania and Mega City, unauthorized copies of its flagship titles such as Farmville, World Café or Cityville.

Google offers voice calls worldwide

The announcement has been modest. Google has simply published an article on its official blog, and little by little, Gmail users have been featured, along with their contact GTalk instant messaging service, an icon with a green phone. Clicking on it are invited to phone without leaving the mail from your computer.

The search engine joins Skype, Jajah or Tango, we also offer voice services over the Internet. The service for voice calls through Google was born on an experimental basis over a year ago but was only available for some users in the United States and Canada. The service allows calls to 150 countries and each has a different rate.

China denies being behind the great cyber-spying operation

Expected has happened. After they hinted that China may be the Government was behind the cyber-espionage operation uncovered this week, authorities in that country have flatly denied their connection with it. People's Daily, reported AFP, consider these irresponsible accusations and says it is untenable to link the Chinese Government to action against pirates.

McAfee's report, which cited China, would only aim to increase the customer base of that company. The Internet security consultant McAfee released a study that claims to have evidence that, for five years, a series of cyber spies infiltrated the servers and networks of international institutions ranging from the U.S. government to the International Olympic Committee and companies military.

Galaxy Tab 10.1, one tablet to squeeze Android

After many attempts, finally get a tablet stands up to the iPhone 2, Apple. In fact, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, looks suspiciously like the Apple device. It is slightly finer, barely percibepermite HD video recording, the battery lasts about the same (about 9 hours) and at first glance one might even be confusing if you did not have the beveled edges a bit more.

Since it was announced in January Honeycomb, the tablet version of Android, there have been many proposals from the industry, but few made up for a price close to the iPhone 2 features closest to the original iPhone the new competitor. The operating system is simple, clear and intuitive, perhaps even more than the phones.

The results far exceed expectations LinkedIn

The professional social network LinkedIn has published Thursday, August 4, results well above expectations for the second quarter, with sales more than doubled and earnings, while analysts expected a loss. "In the second quarter, we saw a record number of entries, unique visitors and page views, while revenue growth accelerated further," welcomed the general manager, Jeff Weiner, quoted in a statement.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Activision-Blizzard exceeds expectations in the second quarter

The world of video games, Activision-Blizzard, Vivendi-controlled, published Wednesday, August 3, profits and sales well above expectations for the second quarter, driven by the success of the shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops. Net income jumped 53% to $ 335 million. Turnover rose against all odds, albeit modest (+2.3%), reaching $ 699 million, against 599 million dollars expected by analysts.

Google claims a "hostile campaign" by Microsoft, Oracle and Apple

The internet group Google has strongly denounced Wednesday, August 3, a "hostile campaign" against its operating system for mobile devices Android led by Microsoft, Oracle, Apple and others, "through patent cans." Blog on the group's legal director, David Drummond, Google's opponents accused of "fighting a sudden procedures instead of a competition based on new features or new equipment." "A multi-function phone can cause up to 250,000 claims related patents, and our competitors want to impose a 'tax' with these dubious patents, which makes the Android devices more expensive for consumers," acknowledges yet Mr. Drummond.

The next handheld console from Sony will not be available for Christmas

Playstation Vita, the new generation of handheld console of the Japanese manufacturer Sony, will not be available for sale in Europe or the United States for the holidays season. Kazuo Hirai, the vice president of Sony, announced that the console, much anticipated, would be put on sale in Japan at the end of the year, before a deployment to European and U.S. markets in early 2012. For console manufacturers as for video game publishers, the holidays season is crucial, because most of console sales happen on the last two months of the year. Missing this window of sales slows significantly the adoption of a machine by the players; Nintendo has experimented with his 3DS, launched off holiday periods, and whose sales were more labored.

GF3 Panasonic, Olympus, EP3, Sony NEX C3: Huge photo sensors, tiny cameras

Smaller, faster, more beautiful: New System cameras compress large image sensors in small enclosures. The manufacturers promise more image quality with less weight. For whom is that dwarf camera? A comparison. Is there anything smaller? Three major camera manufacturers have struggled with new models at a record: If the camera is built with the smallest package, where you can change the lens and exposure of a very large image sensor? The new system cameras from Sony (NEX C3) and Panasonic (GF3) have in fact even smaller enclosure than its predecessor, they are now almost as small as the compact cameras.

Google + is record, growth of 25 million users in June

 - Larry Page and Sergey Brin, smile, and rightly so. The omnipresent Google, the two founded in 1996, collects another record: its social network, which appeared June 28, it reached 25 million users, becoming the fastest-growing site in the history of the World Wide Web According to ComScore, and marketing research firm that specializes in Internet traffic, Google + is able to beat all its competitors.

The sister of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg left to found his own company

Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of the creator of Facebook, and serving as chief of social network marketing, has submitted his resignation letter to start his own communications company, as published by the All Things Digital blog. Zuckerberg had spent the last three months of maternity leave, a period when he was away from the daily social network and allowed it, according to that blog, think about your future.

RIM unveils five new BlackBerry

The Canadian Research In Motion (RIM) announced Wednesday, Aug. 3, the "larger" launch of BlackBerry smartphones in its history, unveiling five new aircraft operated by an all new version of its operating system. The Group of Waterloo, Ontario, whose stock has lost half its value since the beginning of the year, will launch two new models of BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Torch of three.

RIM did not specify the date of the launch, but said more than 225 distribution partners had "begun or completed" certification of its new devices, which aim to regain ground lost to Apple's iPhone . According to May, the Apple iPhone is now more used than the RIM BlackBerry in the United States, according to the firm ComScore.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The new Chrome speed up downloading of pages viewed from Google

The new version of the Google browser, Chrome, is to accelerate the download page for viewing from the list of search results from Google. The tool is called Instant Pages, already being tested. The method is based on Chrome download the first search engine listing pages so that when Internet users click to see one of them, the browser will already have it and serve it faster.

Google has developed a video that compares different maneuvers search and consultation with the traditional system and from the new Chrome. The difference in downloading pages from each other ranging from 7.2 seconds to 3.8. It is possible that Google relies on the +1 button and browsing history to refine these downloads preventive.

Skype restores his iPad application

Within hours, Skype has launched its iPhone application, has retired and has again proposed. Skype had released its iPhone application for IP telephony service. However, a few hours left. In a statement from Twitter, the company said that to ensure a better experience, "we have temporarily removed Skype for iPhone that had been published prematurely." In a second text, Skype apologized for the inconvenience.

Blackberry don't want to lose camber

RIM, the maker of Blackberry, has introduced three new phones and a new operating system. 67 million users worldwide and 48 million messages per second in its instant messaging system, one of its most addictive, RIM, the maker of the Blackberry faces the challenge of maintaining its market share against its competitors.

In Spain, for example, are second in sales of smartphones, behind Samsung, and ahead of Nokia and HTC. Despite these figures, RIM last week dispensed with the services of 2,000 employees. Patrick Spence, managing director of global sales of the company, defined as the most important release since birth.

Cell phone hackers: Android phone trojan records

Smartphones also can catch viruses: A new malicious program for Android phones stores in addition to telephone calls associated data. Just a typo that prevents users can be spied on. Cologne - A new Trojan attracted the attention not only of IT security experts. The malware, potentially affects everyone who leads with an Android phone calls.

As Dinesh Venkatesan, an employee of the security company, Total Defense, announced in a blog post, the Trojan is activated by the start of a call and then records the audio file of the call and related information as a text file on the SD card of the phone on. The next time you call the malicious program tries to "phone home" and send the recorded data to a remote server.

"Hacker against UN and governments" Suspicions about China

The computer security company McAfee has announced that it has discovered the largest series of attacks in history, in violation of the database of 72 subjects. Among the victims were United Nations, the governments of the United States, Canada, South Korea, India, Vietnam and Taiwan, the International Olympic Committee, the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian States), World Anti-Doping nl'Agenzia, umber of companies and hi-tech defense industries.

UK allows private copying of works protected by copyright

The United States changed its policy against infringements of intellectual property. From the outset, admit the legality of the lawful owner of a work can make a private copy of it for personal use. The regulations specifically clarify that private copies can not be shared. Moreover, the Government withdraws draft a law that imposes blocking sites considered copyright infringers.

This is not supposed to stop persecuting them. British regulations also introduce a warning system to detect Internet users who break the law by downloading copy protected commercially.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Twitter raises $ 800 million

The Twitter social network announced on Monday 1st August, he had just concluded a new "round of major funding," led by the Global Fund DST led by Yuri Milner, with "several existing investors." Twitter did not quantify the operation, but according to the specialized site All Things Digital, the new funding amounts to $ 800 million , bringing in $ 8 billion in the overall valuation of Twitter.

The Apple icloud is already on the Internet

Anticipating the release of their full service in the cloud, icloud, Apple has released the first version for web developers. The site features an interface similar to Me. com, service to replace next year. For now, icloud provides mail, contact management, publishing and events calendar and access to Find My iPhone.

It also describes the storage of documents created with tools from Apple. icloud as a service file synchronization replace MobileMe, introduced three years ago. The storage in this service will continue even if you have made the transition to icloud until its closure on June 30, 2012. In parallel, the company has published the rates of extra storage.

Apple may sell TVs in 2012

Apple will launch three models of HDTVs in March 2012. It's a rumor, but the rumors are trademarks of the house .... The 42-inch model could have a remarkable resemblance to the Bose Vawe Video. A single optical cable would transmit the image, sound and data and televisions would be highly linked logically to the ecosystem of the manufacturer.

Patents: Apple gets to postpone the release of a Samsung tablet

Samsung announced on Tuesday, August 2, he does not market the state's shelf Galaxy 10.1 in Australia after having reached an agreement with Apple had filed a complaint, accusing the South Korean intellectual property infringement. Ten patents are concerned, identified by the Sydney Morning Herald. "Apple has filed a complaint with the Federal Court of Australia, for a version of the Galaxy 10.1 that Samsung did not intend to sell in Australia.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Randi Zuckerberg: "The anonymity of the Internet must go"

Anonymity on the Internet must go. So strong has been shown to Randi Zuckerberg, head of social network marketing and sister of the founder of it. In a debate, Randi holds that people behave better when his real name is visible. "I think people hide behind the anonymity and have the idea to say whatever they want behind the closed door." The comment has prompted the predictable debate.

Adobe launches tool for HTML5 disear

Adobe has released the free trial version of Edge, a tool to create animations with the HTML5 standard, Javascript and CSS. HTML5 is regarded as the great rival to Flash, Adobe resource for these purposes. The tool is available from Adobe and the lab will not have a commercial release until next year.

Miquel Bada, Adobe Spain, has told this newspaper that the company's position has never been to deal with HTML5. In fact, its tool for Dreamweaver web design can work with HTML5. "Our purpose is to give every facility to the designers. HTML5 is a standard not yet approved, but once you think it will be defined more limited interactivity to Flash, Flash will be like ten years ago, but that does not that it is not a valid standard and Adobe provides tools for it to work with him.

Google strengthens its portfolio patent

U.S. giant Google has bought, Friday, July 29, patents for computer company IBM to try to discourage trial for violation of intellectual property. "Like many technology companies, we acquire some patents that are important to our business needs," he told  a Google spokesman in an email, without specifying the amount of the transaction.

Contacted, IBM declined to comment. According to the blog dedicated SEO by the Sea, Google recorded 12 and 13 July with the U.S. authorities' 1030 IBM patents. " These cover a wide range, "from manufacturing to the architecture of memory chips to microprocessors and computer architecture, including servers and routers," the blog.