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Amazon Web Services Outage Caused By Memory Leak And Failure In Monitoring Alarm

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A memory leak and a failed monitoring system caused the Amazon Web Services outage on Monday that took out Reddit and other major services. According to a post Friday night, AWS explained that the problem arose after a simple replacement of a data collection server. After installation, the server did not...
Amazon Web Services Outage Caused By Memory Leak And Failure In Monitoring Alarm
Amazon Takes Down Sim City, But Not Before The Haters Gave It More Than 2,500 One-Star Reviews
AT&T urges customers to dump 2G, upgrade to 3G and 4G

Two groups to cooperate on high-speed wireless internet standards

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Two wireless internet groups have decided to cooperate on standards, paving the way for consumers to access high-speed wireless networks without compatibility problems. Those next-generation wireless networks will be critical for moving high-definition video around homes using wireless instead of wired networks. The Wi-Fi Alliance, which represents existing wireless...
Two groups to cooperate on high-speed wireless internet standards

Post service rupture, Azure works to stabilize its reputation

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The cloud’s viability is not largely determined by its capability, that’s already been proven, but by its reliability, something that still has some businesses, especially in the enterprise, jittery. Microsoft’s cloud computing product Azure, a service that I would almost call rising, had a service blip almost two weeks ago, and Microsoft...
Post service rupture, Azure works to stabilize its reputation

ABC Now Hiring “Perma-lancers”

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By Jerry Del Colliano(With my son, Jerry)Perhaps you’ve noticed the latest trend not only in the American workplace but in the media industry.Part-timers.Part-time workers to save radio operators money on paying benefits and other expenses that are usually customary to a fully employed work force.You’ll see a lot of part-time...
ABC Now Hiring “Perma-lancers”
The new iPad doesn't allow FaceTime over LTE
Feature: Mastered for iTunes: how audio engineers tweak tunes for the iPod age

For Facebook, infrastructure concerns loom large

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Beneath all the Zynga games, timelines, likes and pokes, Facebook’s business relies on fast, reliable infrastructure. And infrastructure concerns figure heavily in the risks it faces as it goes public, according to Facebook’s newly released S-1 filing. To put it plainly: Facebook’s and ability to attract, retain and serve users is dependent...
For Facebook, infrastructure concerns loom large
Apple settles 'Antennagate' class action lawsuit: $15 or a bumper case for US iPhone 4 purchasers

Mannheim stays Apple-Samsung lawsuit over photo gallery patent, postpones decision on pinch-to-zoom

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This morning, the Mannheim Regional Court stayed Apple's German lawsuit against Samsung over the photo gallery page-flipping patent (EP2059868 on a "portable electronic device for photo management") pending the resolution of a parallel nullity (invalidation) proceeding at the Federal Patent Court. I attended the announcement made by Judge Andreas Voss...
Mannheim stays Apple-Samsung lawsuit over photo gallery patent, postpones decision on pinch-to-zoom

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

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Of course, today's event wasn't just about the Fires. Amazon's still got a dog in the devoted e-reader race as well. The big news here, of course, is the company's entry into the world of lighted E Ink readers -- coming several months after the release of Barnes &...
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

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According to Reuters, Acer has delayed its plans for releasing a Windows RT-based tablet at least until the second quarter of 2013. The company is hanging back, waiting on results from Microsoft’s much ballyhooed, and moderately well-received Surface RT tablet launch. This is a direct, OEM impact of the Surface project: a degradation in...
Acer indefinitely delays its Windows RT tablets, waiting for the results of Microsoft's Surface project

Week in Apple: mastering music for iTunes, Mountain Lion on old Macs, and more

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In the last week, our top Apple news included a feature on remastering music for iTunes, as well as coverage on why Mountain Lion will only work with some 64-bit Macs. We also discussed some recent iPad rumors, an allegedly "leaked" Microsoft Office iPad app, a new variant on...
Week in Apple: mastering music for iTunes, Mountain Lion on old Macs, and more

Degradation

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Degrading authorship is something the web already does spectacularly well. –Joshua Benton of Nieman Journalism Lab on how Medium renders authorship secondary...
Degradation
Nvidia's Mike Rayfield: we're 'running hard' to produce more tablets like Google's Nexus 7

Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

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We have all hit play to watch an internet video, only to be met with that annoying buffering wheel. You begin to debate how much longer you will wait. “Just one more second,” you tell yourself, until finally you close the window and move on to something else. Knowing this...
Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity
Once again, Netflix shows how to avoid a cloud meltdown

The ToughTech micro-Q is one sexy portable hard drive, with connections galore

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There’s certainly no shortage of portable hard drives on the market these days. So justifying a price tag of up to $270 means that WiebeTech’s ToughTech mini-Q better be something special. Fortunately, it’s special indeed, but much more because of the enclosure than the drive inside of it. First, let’s...
The ToughTech micro-Q is one sexy portable hard drive, with connections galore

X Prize adopts NASA guidelines for protecting lunar heritage sites, Buzz Aldrin punch averted

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NASA hopes that one small step by Google's Lunar X Prize will eventually lead to a giant leap in protecting historical sites on the moon. The X Prize Foundation announced that it will adopt guidelines released by the space agency last year to help preserve lunar heritage sites. The...
X Prize adopts NASA guidelines for protecting lunar heritage sites, Buzz Aldrin punch averted

Carrying capacity

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An organization with eight people in it might be happy, profitable and growing. The same business with twenty might be on the way to bankruptcy.Ideas, markets, niches and causes have a natural scale. If you get it right, you can thrive for a long time. Overdo it and you stress...
Carrying capacity

HVault announces holographic storage system with petabytes of capacity

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Start-up hVault announced it plans to begin shipping a holographic disc library later this year that will enable companies to store petabytes of data for at least 50 years without any degradation....
HVault announces holographic storage system with petabytes of capacity

Apple wins German injunction against most of Motorola's slide-to-unlock implementations

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I just returned from the Munich I Regional Court, where Presiding Judge Dr. Peter Guntz publicly announced a decision in Apple's favor: most of Motorola Mobility's products were found to infringe on Apple's slide-to-unlock image patent, EP1964022 on "unlocking a device by performing gestures on an unlock image". Today's ruling...
Apple wins German injunction against most of Motorola's slide-to-unlock implementations

Peter Chernin, ex-president of News Corp, has reportedly bid $500 million for Hulu

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According to Reuters, Peter Chernin, ex-President of News Corp has bid $500 million for Hulu, the online video streaming giant. The timing of the offer isn’t surprising, as Hulu has been shopping for a buyer, but the amount is. As TNW reported recently: Any company looking to build their profile...
Peter Chernin, ex-president of News Corp, has reportedly bid $500 million for Hulu

Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

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There's a lot of discussion here at Techdirt about filesharing. Much of the discussion focuses on various legacy industries and their efforts to fight infringement, as well as their continued cultivation of artificial scarcity, which often sends potential customers towards unapproved sources. Various artists have also weighed in on the...
Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

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We have all hit play to watch an internet video, only to be met with that annoying buffering wheel. You begin to debate how much longer you will wait. “Just one more second,” you tell yourself, until finally you close the window and move on to something else. Knowing this...
Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity
AirPlay's greatest hits: reviewing the best iPhone speakers

Texas Instruments brings fast charging, extended life to Li-ion batteries

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Yesterday Texas Instruments introduced a couple of new chipsets (fuel gauge an charger ICs) designed to improve the charging speed and life expectancy of single-cell Li-ion batteries. The technology, called MaxLife, is expected to provide an improvement of up to 30 percent in battery service life and faster charging...
Texas Instruments brings fast charging, extended life to Li-ion batteries

PlayStation 4 supports remote play on PlayStation Vita

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Sony is eking more out of its Gaikai acquisition than we thought -- it's using the streaming game technology to allow for remote play on the PlayStation Vita. From a brief demo on stage, the company showed gameplay of the PS4 title Knack on the Vita with little apparent...
PlayStation 4 supports remote play on PlayStation Vita

Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity

gigaom.com
We have all hit play to watch an internet video, only to be met with that annoying buffering wheel. You begin to debate how much longer you will wait. “Just one more second,” you tell yourself, until finally you close the window and move on to something else. Knowing this...
Sponsored post: Improving online streaming experience -- multibillion dollar opportunity
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