Tech news – June 26th 2012 to June 30th 2012:

Yesterday, Google announced that you can now invite others to Google events. The idea is that doing this will let you all share on Google+ your photos and other event details. When you set up an event, an invitation goes to all who you have invited. A side effect of this is that when you get an invitation, even if you choose to ignore it, a place holder is put onto your Google Calendar. To me, my calendar is the hard landscape for what I am going to do. I don’t need to see these thing cluttering up my calendar.  Fortunately the fix is easy:

  • Go to your Google Calendar and click the gear icon in the upper right and then click settings.
  • Scroll way down until you come to “Automatically add invitations to my calendar”
  • Select ” No, only show invitations to which I have responded”
  • Click Save

The nice part is this is retroactive. So if you have a bunch of entries on there you haven’t responded to, they’ll all automatically disappear from your calendar when you set this up.

 


At Google IO today, they announce their new Google tablet made by Asus. The Asus Nexus 7. Here are the details I grabbed while watching the presentation:
1280×800
Tegra 3 Quad core CPU
12 Core GPU
9 Hour video play back
300 hour standby time
340 Grams
Android 4.1
First device to ship with Chrome as the standard browser

$199 for 8GB and $249 for 16GB.
You get Transformers, Dark of the Moon. Also the book Bourne Dominion, and free magazine issues of Popular Science, Food Network, Traveller and others.
You also get $25 credit to use at Google Play
Order from Google Play

Tech news – June 23rd 2012 to June 26th 2012:

Tech news – June 20th 2012 to June 23rd 2012:

Tech news – June 17th 2012 to June 20th 2012:

  • Twitter Blog: A new way to experience profiles: with or without replies
    blog.twitter.com
    - twitter
    When you visit a Twitter user’s profile, you may want to see his or her original Tweets rather than their conversations. Then again, you may enjoy seeing the back-and-forth exchanges they have with other Twitter users. Now you can have it both ways.
    When you visit the profiles of verified accounts, such as @bubbawatson, @NASCAR or @Pepsi, by default you will see their timeline of Tweets without replies: that is, you won’t see Tweets that begin with an @username. If you’d like to see all Tweets …  show all text

  • Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users | TechCrunch
    During their lengthy careers at Google in both senior technical and product management roles, Maneesh Arora and Amit Sangani were able to geek out on products like AdSense, AdWords, and the now-defunct Google Health. Arora tells us that, while his time at Google was defined by smart people and ambitious ideas like these, in development there was often a tendency to "over engineer" without thinking about "the average user." He said that, while Google employees always had Gchat open and used Goog…

  • leweb – YouTube
  • Surface by Microsoft
    A tablet that's a unique expression of entertainment and creativity. A tablet that works and plays the way you want. A new type of computing. Surface.

  • FREE Face Recognition API, Face Recognition Software Apps for the masses – face.com

  • From Twitter – WebDev   Introducing Thimble webmaking made easy http://t.co/Li0sq1GF
  • Digital Media’s Ever-Swifter Incursion
    nytimes.com
    - By DAVID CARR
    In just one week, developments solidified the future of a new kind of media, with The Huffington Post and Time Inc. both announcing new tablet offerings.

  • Search and Social: How The Two Will Soon Become One | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    - Ben Elowitz
    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ben Elowitz (@elowitz).  Elowitz is the co-founder and CEO of next-generation media company Wetpaint, and the author of the Digital Quarters blog about the future of digital media. Prior to Wetpaint, Elowitz co-founded Blue Nile (NILE).
    Bing and Google each recently unveiled its own new search interface, designed to better intuit your intent and help you get to the one best answer more efficiently.  And they’ve meet it ever more clear that search is heading  show all text

  • How Depressives Surf the Web
    nytimes.com
    - By SRIRAM CHELLAPPAN and RAGHAVENDRA KOTIKALAPUDI
    In a study, students who showed signs of depression tended to use the Internet differently from those who showed no symptoms of depression.

  • Target Practice | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    - Steve Gillmor
    Apple’s WWDC keynote had a different rhythm befitting the post Jobs post Facebook IPO world we’re in. Days after Larry Ellison’s wooden capitulation to the Cloud, the tech press could be forgiven for the pedestrian way they consumed the news. Ellison has clearly absorbed Marc Benioff’s script for the last 3 or 13 years, but made no attempt at challenging his protege’s style and passion. Tim Cook and his team relied on the power of their strategy rather than the stagecraft of the event.
    Integrate  show all text

Tech news – June 11th 2012 to June 16th 2012:

Tech news – June 8th 2012 to June 10th 2012:

Tech news – June 5th 2012 to June 7th 2012:

Tech news – June 2nd 2012 to June 5th 2012:

  • From Twitter – Media Boxee announces a cloud service.   http://t.co/QEwVj3Tu
  • Airtime
    Airtime, the live video network. The most simple, fun way to connect live to people you know, and those you should.

  • If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming – SplatF
    splatf.com
    - Dan Frommer
    The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.
    Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called “Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse.” Henry’s post argues that changing TV viewer behavior, catalyzed by things like the Internet, Netflix, Hulu, iPad, etc., could cause the TV industry to rapidly collapse, the way the n…  show all text

  • CRM, the cloud, and the social enterprise – Salesforce.com
    CRM software and cloud computing for the social enterprise from salesforce.com, the leader in CRM solutions. Free 30-day trial.

  • NYT: “MEN invented the internet” – Boing Boing
    boingboing.net
    - Xeni Jardin
    What a steaming turd of an opening line in David Streitfeld's otherwise serviceable New York Times piece about the Ellen Pao/Kleiner Perkins sexual harassment lawsuit, and gender discrimination in Silicon Valley.
    Here's the opening graf (bold-ing, mine):

    MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes  show all text

  • Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse – Business Insider
    businessinsider.com
    - Henry Blodget
    In the first decade of the commercial Internet–the 1990s and early 2000s–there were frequent murmurings that newspapers were screwed.
    The digital audience didn't read newspapers, people pointed out. They visited web sites. They read articles here and there. But they didn't put the stack of articles, photos, and ads known as a "newspaper" on their breakfast table and flip through the whole thing.
    What's more, the digital audience stopped using newspapers as a reference and source for commerce….  show all text

  • siberianfruit – Startup CEOs, stop acting like victims.
    The overwhelmingly popular top answer to the Quora question: “What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?” has received a whopping 931 upvotes and at least one down vote – from me! (Anyone else down voted that? Let me know :) )
    Read the answer and a sad-sad picture of a victim with extremely unhealthy dependencies emerges. As a startup CEO, you can’t sleep! You don’t have weekends! You live with endless guilt (assuming that you spend any minute of the day on anything other than work). Y…  show all text

  • The Instagram Effect? Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3 | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    - Colleen Taylor
    PicPlz, the mobile photo sharing app that is perhaps known best for being an early and direct competitor with Instagram, will shut down permanently on July 3.
    PicPlz delivered the news through a short post on its company blog as well as in a brief email to users that read:
    “On July 3, 2012, picplz will shut down permanently and all photos and data will be deleted.
    Until then, you can log in and download your photos by clicking on the download link next to each photo in your photo feed.
    Thank y…  show all text

  • 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow
    An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.

  • Can You Handle the Truth? Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie is Going to be a Disaster | PandoDaily
    pandodaily.com
    - Farhad Manjoo
    Here’s a prediction: Aaron Sorkin’s film adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography is going to be a disaster. It will likely be a good-looking, entertaining disaster, full of fast-talking geniuses who deliciously get their comeuppance at the hand of the even smarter, faster-talking Jobs. When it opens at a theater near you in a few years’ time, the film will become the toast of Hollywood and an instant blockbuster, and not long after it will attain the status of documentary truth: So…  show all text