Technology News Archive - June 21, 2012

Will Netflix's New APIs Really Kill Third-party Development?

Last week, Netflix changed their API and Terms of Use for connecting with their service. Soon after, angry bloggers and developers started predicting the death of Netflix once more.

Intel Centerton Powers HP's Project Moonshot

It's codename powers codename, but for enterprise businesses looking for more efficient servers to store company data, it's big news. Hewlett Packard (HP) created the Project Moonshot initiative to develop extreme low-energy servers.

New Robot Finger Out-Senses Humans

The day dreamed up by Isaac Asimov in his novels has started to unfold, as robots have become one step closer to being better than man at the sense of touch.

Apple’s Global Legal Battles: Samsung V Apple 3G

There’s been a new development in the on-going struggle between the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers as Samsung won a ruling over Apple on a 3G patent in a Dutch court.

Waze Proves We Can All Work Together To Save Time And Money

Yesterday, Waze announced an update to their popular smartphone app which should save their users both time and money by adding real-time gas prices to their navigation services.

MightyText Takes Page From Apple iMessage

Another company has taken yet one more page from the apparent Apple book of technology by creating "MightyText."

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8

Microsoft showed off a revamped start screen and pledged a “unified experience” across phones and tablets while unveiling Windows Phone 8 Wednesday in San Francisco.

Yahoo, Facebook In Settlement Talks Over Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Yahoo and Facebook are in settlement discussions over a high-profile patent-infringement lawsuit filed by Yahoo in March against the social networking site, according to court documents.

Amazon To Launch European Appstore

Amazon announced on Wednesday the upcoming European launch of its Appstore, saying that developers can now begin submitting apps for distribution later this year in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Overall Demand For Television Sets Sees Declines

Has the global market for television peaked? 51 million television sets were shipped in the first quarter of 2012, an almost 8 percent drop, according to DisplaySearch, a market research and consulting firm specializing in the display supply chain.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.