December 2011 - Industry News
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Snapcat: Because cats like selfies too?
Facebook launches photo comments
Intellectual Ventures sues Motorola Mobility, again
Microsoft offers up a bounty for finding bugs in beta
What's the 'Internet of Everything' worth? $613 billion, Cisco reckons
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In 2012, MacBooks, ultrabooks mix it up
MacBook and ultrabook competition will heat up when (and if) Windows 8 debuts in 2012, inspiring some novel laptop designs. Read More...
12-31-2011 9:39 AM
Some life-affirming thoughts for a tech New Year
As the pressure to start up, succeed, and kill becomes ever stronger, it's worth heeding the words of a palliative-care nurse who listens to people on their deathbeds offer their life regrets. Read More...
12-31-2011 9:09 AM
Hacking confab conjures visions of space-borne 'SOPA Wars'
At annual European conference, hackers dream of a DIY satellite-communications network that would sidestep Internet censorship. But in the ungoverned realm of space, what's to stop any country from shooting down the satellites? Read More...
12-31-2011 7:37 AM
Chicago restaurants stop taking cell phone orders
Because drivers are being robbed when delivering to customers who ordered by cell phone, some restaurants stop responding to those who order by cell. Read More...
12-31-2011 3:40 AM
Facebook hands out White Hat debit cards to hackers
Better than a Platinum card--Bug Bounty debit card gives security researchers some clout. Read More...
12-31-2011 2:49 AM
Apple designer Ive becomes Sir Jony
Jonathan Ive, the industrial designer behind iconic products like the MacBook, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad, is named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. Read More...
12-31-2011 1:10 AM
A new way to buy high-end speakers
Brick and mortar dealers are fading away, but factory-direct outlets lack the expertise to fully serve their customers. Now there's a third option. Read More...
12-30-2011 11:35 PM
This week in Crave: The superhero edition
This week, we flew high in our new cape, took "Star Wars" style to the slopes, and rode a fast train to 2012. Read More...
12-30-2011 9:00 PM
Apple has a good Christmas, then gets a lump of coal from Italy
The week's big news and rumors in Apple land, including record-setting activations on Christmas and a $1.2M fine in Italy. Read More...
12-30-2011 8:00 PM
Fisker Karma recalled over battery fire risk
Fisker is recalling 239 Karma plug-in hybrid sports cars because of a high-voltage battery problem that could result in a fire. Read More...
12-30-2011 8:47 AM
Eight things I'm looking forward to seeing at CES
The annual Las Vegas tech extravaganza is nearly upon us. These products and services could help make it a winner. Read More...
12-30-2011 8:04 AM
Will someone besides Amazon release the next Kindle tablet?
Other device makers might soon be knocking at Amazon's door and offering to lend a hand with future tablets. Read More...
12-30-2011 7:21 AM
California EPA to appeal ruling that blocks low-carbon rules
Judge rules that state's landmark low-carbon fuel rules discriminate against out-of-state ethanol providers because they consider impact of transporting fuel to California. Read More...
12-30-2011 7:01 AM
Five family-fun board games for the iPad
Show your family that your new iPad can bring the family together instead of isolating its new recipient. Read More...
12-30-2011 6:01 AM
Hackers release credit card, other data from Stratfor breach
Latest data dump purportedly includes 860,000 e-mail addresses and 75,000 unencrypted credit card numbers. Read More...
12-30-2011 5:54 AM