Archive for July, 2012

Olympic Tweet Kerfuffle

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2012

Twitter employees alerted NBC staff to a British journalist’s tweets and showed them how to file a complaint against him, the television network has revealed. In an email to The Daily Telegraph, Christopher McCloskey, NBC Sport’s vice-president of communications, said Twitter had actually contacted the network’s social media department to alert them to Mr Adams’s […]

Freedom Pop: Free FD-LTE Access?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2012

Back in May, FreedomPop started taking preorders for its FreedomSleeve, a $99 iPhone 4/4S case that offered WiMax-based backhaul with local WiFi for the phone — and 1 MB of free “starter” data as well. Things have changed a bit since then, explains C/Net. It’s also added a second sleeve for the phoneless-iPod. It measures […]

India Without Power for 2nd Day

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2012

About 600 million people lost power in India on Tuesday when the country’s northern and eastern electricity grids failed, crippling the country for a second consecutive day, reports the NY Times. The failure on Tuesday affected roughly twice as many people as the massive power outage the previous day, when the northern power grid failed […]

New iPhone and MiniPad Sept 12

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2012

IMore was first to report that Apple is likely to unveil the iPhone 5 and a mini iPad on September 12 and a general release on September 21. That story has been confirmed by many sources such as Reuters and All Things D. The backplate’s length seems to support earlier rumors that a new iPhone […]

Gartner: Social Media Leads Business

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2012

Mobile computing is forcing the biggest change to the way people live since the automobile, says Gartner. Mass adoption forces new infrastructure, it spawns new businesses, and it threatens the status quo. Gartner believes sharing comments, links and recommendations with friends, drives enterprise IT practices. Social technologies both drive and depend on the other three […]


Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2012

DEF CON 20, the hacker convention in Las Vegas, has wound up, leaving hackers of all hat colors bemused, befuddled, and bewildered. What it meant depended on who you talked to. Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, appeared at the 2012 DefCon hacker conference in Las Vegas on Friday. General […]