late september

late september

It's official: Nintendo to open Silicon Valley office to fuel Wii and DS growth

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As the company seeks to capitalize on the early success of its Wii console and fend off counter-attacks from Sony's (SNE) PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360, Nintendo will open a 55-person Silicon Valley office in late September. According to my former colleague Mike Antonucci at the San Jose...
It's official: Nintendo to open Silicon Valley office to fuel Wii and DS growth

AT&T Employees Will Be 'All Hands On Deck' For The iPhone 5 Launch (T, AAPL)

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AT&T is preparing its retail staff for a late September launch of Apple's next iPhone, BGR reports, citing a source within AT&T. BGR says AT&T is preparing its staff to work through the first few weeks of October to handle what is likely going to be insane demand for the...
AT&T Employees Will Be 'All Hands On Deck' For The iPhone 5 Launch (T, AAPL)
Samsung announces sales of Galaxy S II smartphone hit 20 million units milestone

Verizon blocks employee vacations ahead of expected Sept. 21 iPhone launch

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Employees of U.S. carrier Verizon Wireless have reportedly had vacation days blacked out for late September, again hinting that Apple plans to launch its next-generation iPhone on Sept. 21....
Verizon blocks employee vacations ahead of expected Sept. 21 iPhone launch

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

www.guardian.co.uk
Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings
Samsung Galaxy S II sells over 20 million units in 10 months
AT&T planning for iPhone launch in late September, clearing schedules through October

Accused LulzSec member pleads guilty to hacking Sony

arstechnica.com
Accused LulzSec hacker Cody Kretsinger pled guilty today in a federal court in Los Angeles, California, to felony charges associated with the breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment that occurred in mid-2011. Kretsinger went by the moniker "Recursion" and testified that he took part in a SQL injection attack on...
Accused LulzSec member pleads guilty to hacking Sony

Mobile market share: Android extends lead in wake of iPhone 5 launch

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Google continues to remain on top in the race for dominance in the American smartphone market, commanding a majority of users, according to the latest report from comScore. Apple’s fortunes also are on the rise, driven in part by the release of the iPhone 5, which was introduced in...
Mobile market share: Android extends lead in wake of iPhone 5 launch
iPhone 5 pre-orders reportedly set for September 12, AT&T preps for launch

China could get iPhone 5 by the end of November

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Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the company’s most recent earnings call that the iPhone 5 would arrive in China before the end of this year. But on Friday, China Telecom’s chairman gave a little more information to the Wall Street Journal, and the device might even be ready for...
China could get iPhone 5 by the end of November
Signaling iPhone 5 release, FedEx plans for "surge volume" event Sept. 21-24
'iPhone 5S' to reportedly launch by June with multiple color options and two different display sizes
Simple.TV's unique DVR is a cord-cutter's dream (but isn't for everyone)

Amazon Studios adds another comedy show, 'Gamers', to its series development slate

thenextweb.com
Amazon Studios has announced yet another original content project, a comedy show called ‘Gamers‘. Just to recap, Amazon Studios uses audience feedback to develop original entertainment and, since the division’s launch in November 2010, more than 10,000 movie scripts and 1,800 series pilots have been submitted. You may remember that...
Amazon Studios adds another comedy show, 'Gamers', to its series development slate
Internal memo hints Samsung Galaxy Note II may launch on T-Mobile October 24

Creative D5 Air Airplay speaker hits IFA, readies itself for a late-September release

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There's nothing quite like a behind closed doors briefing at a busy tradeshow like IFA. Creative wasn't quite ready to take its new D5 Air out onto the showroom floor just yet, but the company did let us take a sneak peak at the thing in a small testing...
Creative D5 Air Airplay speaker hits IFA, readies itself for a late-September release

IEEE pushes for Ethernet standard between 400Gbps and 1Tbps, hopes to head off big data crunch

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Ethernet might seem passé to those of us toting Ultrabooks, but it's important enough to provoke a crisis for internet providers and many of those who depend on high-speed computing networks for a living: based on the rises of streaming video and social networking, the IEEE is worried that...
IEEE pushes for Ethernet standard between 400Gbps and 1Tbps, hopes to head off big data crunch

Nokia World broken up into smaller events, bumped up to September 5-6

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We hope you hadn't planned too much of your late summer around the original Nokia World 2012 schedule, because the timetable has just been given a big shakeup. Instead of holding one, monolithic event in late September, Finland's phone giant is splitting the show into smaller, more targeted events....
Nokia World broken up into smaller events, bumped up to September 5-6
RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone said to launch in October

Boot up: Apache's track patch, Windows 8 supplies, GRiD remembered and more

www.guardian.co.uk
Plus the ho-hum smartphone era, new tablets and computers, design patents explained and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApache patch to override IE 10's Do Not Track setting >> ParityNews.com: ...Because Technology MattersA new patch for Apache by Roy...
Boot up: Apache's track patch, Windows 8 supplies, GRiD remembered and more

Apple continues design rights enforcement against Samsung in Germany -- two hearings coming up

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The post-trial proceedings in California will take until at least December, but in the meantime there will be news from other countries as well. For example, on Friday there will be news from a Dutch court (I'm not aware of the details yet, but Korean media have mentioned something). As...
Apple continues design rights enforcement against Samsung in Germany -- two hearings coming up
New PlayStation 3 console slims down for the holidays

Apple wins patents for in-cell touch, DVR-like concepts

www.electronista.com
Apple has won US rights to a pair of potentially important patents, reports observe. The first -- Touch screen liquid crystal display -- describes what is better known as an in-cell touchscreen, embedding touch sensors into an LCD instead of a separate layer. Most screens continue to sandwich multiple layers,...
Apple wins patents for in-cell touch, DVR-like concepts

PhotoPlus Expo: The coolest new cameras of 2012

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'Tis the season for photographers to lust after all-new gear for the new year. The past few months have been a horn o' plenty in terms of intriguing camera announcements. Many innovative models were unveiled in late September as part of the Photokina show in Cologne, Germany, and last...
PhotoPlus Expo: The coolest new cameras of 2012

SoloPower looking more and more like Solyndra

gigaom.com
It’s an easy comparison to make. Solar startup SoloPower is developing a solar material similar to the now defunct infamous Solyndra, and like Solyndra its also got federal and state incentives as well as venture capital funding. But now SoloPower is beginning to struggle like Solyndra, too, and according to...
SoloPower looking more and more like Solyndra
Why iPhone 5s are still scarce: this stuff is hard, says Foxconn

Sony's tiny ruggedized Action Cam gets official with 16MP Exmor R, WiFi, $199+ price tag (hands-on)

www.engadget.com
Remember that itsy bitsy GoPro competitor we spotted at Sony's CE Week booth earlier this summer? Well, it's gearing up for an official release late next month. Dubbed Action Cam -- a fitting name given that it'll live mounted anywhere from sky diving helmets to downhill skis -- it'll...
Sony's tiny ruggedized Action Cam gets official with 16MP Exmor R, WiFi, $199+ price tag (hands-on)

Verizon vacation lackout running september 21-30th for you-know-what

9to5mac.com
TechCrunch talked to a Verizon rep who won’t be taking any days off in late September. Not really surprising since everyone except Apple (directly anyhow) has called for the release date of the new iPhone on September 21st. Any T-Mobile reps out there with any unexplained vacation balckout windows? THAT...
Verizon vacation lackout running september 21-30th for you-know-what

HP Earnings Better Than Expected, But PC Sales Are Still Awful (HPQ)

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HP's earnings came in ahead of expectations, but revenue was lower than expected. The company reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.92 on revenue of $30.0 billion.  That's a drop of 32% and 7% respectively from last year, but it's better than what Wall Street expected. Analysts were expecting EPS of...
HP Earnings Better Than Expected, But PC Sales Are Still Awful (HPQ)
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