Google’s data centers (video)

Google’s data centers: an inside look | Official Google Blog: "Very few people have stepped inside Google’s data centers, and for good reason: our first priority is the privacy and security of your data, and we go to great lengths to protect it, keeping our sites under close guard. While we’ve shared many of our designs and best practices, and we’ve been publishing our efficiency data since 2008, only a small set of employees have access to the server floor itself. Today, for the first time, you can see inside our data centers and pay them a virtual visit. On Where the Internet lives, our new site featuring beautiful photographs by Connie Zhou, you’ll get a never-before-seen look at the technology, the people and the places that keep Google running."

Bruce Kushnick: Internet Freedom? You Are in an Internet Prison and You Don't Even Know It: "There are more choices for bottled water or mustard or local Chinese takeout than most customers have for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) or broadband providers or cable service providers. Where is the Internet freedom?"

Samsung to push out Android 4.1 to Galaxy S III smartphones in US
Google already offers the Nexus 7 tablet with Android 4.1, and Asustek has pushed out the OS to its tablets. Motorola has pushed out Jelly Bean to some of its tablets and said it would update latest smartphones by end of the year. HTC has also said it ...

Sprint to sell Samsung Galaxy Note II Oct. 25
Los Angeles Times
Sprint will begin selling the enormous 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone/tablet hybrid device Oct. 25. The Kansas-based network, which recently agreed to sell a 70% stake to Japan's SoftBank Corp., announced the upcoming Samsung phone will ...

UK Retailer Names Nexus 7 the Best Selling Android Tablet
Tom's Hardware Guide
Google's Nexus 7 tablet hasn't been around all that long. The company only announced the slate in June of this year, and it went on sale in July. The Nexus 7 joined the multitudes of Android tablets already available on the market but had one thing ...

Motorola Mobility Advances the Future of TV in the Cloud, Network and Home ...
Sacramento Bee
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- At this year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Motorola Mobility is demonstrating how its innovations—in the cloud, network and home—are driving the evolution of TV. These technologies are part of Motorola's end ...

Best Buy's own Android tablet will be $239 to $259: report (blog)
The Insignia Flex is intended to go toe-to-toe with Amazon's Kindle Fire HD tablet, Google's Nexus7, and a slew of other Android tablets from Google and Samsung. A smaller and less expensive version of Apple's popular iPad tablet is expected to be ...

ASUS Announces the PadFone 2 Tablet/Smartphone Hybrid
ASUS has always been a bit experimental with its products. The company had a prototype dock-abletablet/laptop hybrid long before Windows 8 was announced. Today ASUS announced the PadFone 2, an Android tablet that has a slot to dock a smartphone, ...

BlackBerry Users Slam RIM as Smartphone Maker Plans Comeback
"I'm ashamed of it," one BlackBerry user told the Times in an article about how the BlackBerry, a status symbol just three years ago when RIM controlled 50 percent of smartphone market, has become an embarrassment to users—something to hide under the ...


Three Reasons Why the Kindle Fires Should Be Considered Android Tablets ...
Droid Life
While Amazon likes to talk about Fire apps and doesn't talk about the version ofAndroid running underneath the Fire interface in any of their official documentation, I believe the Kindle Fire should be considered an Android tablet. The first ... Since ...

Droid Life

iOS App Sizes Increase as Device Capacities Remain the Same
The Mac Observer
The average iOS app increased in size by 16 percent, to 23 megabytes, between March and September of 2012, according to a report released Tuesday by technology research firm ABI Research. The release of the third generation iPad with its Retina ...

The Mac Observer

Google Nexus 7 demand: Best selling Android tablet in Europe
By Dan Graziano
Google's (GOOG) Nexus 7 is now the all-time best-selling Android tablet in the United Kingdom a mere three months after its release, according to mobile.
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Best Buy planning $250 Android tablet – New Tech Gadgets ...
By Mark Raby
Oct. 17, 2012 - The leading consumer electronics retailer in the US is firming up plans to launch its own branded Android tablet, bringing a new level of competition to an.

Best Buy's Self-Branded Android Tablet To Retail For Under $300
By Chuong Nguyen
In a report on Reuters, U.S. electronics big box retailer Best Buy may be looking at pricing its own self-branded Insignia Flex Android tablet between $239 and $259, placing it in the middle of $199 Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad 2, which retails at $399. ... The device will likely have to compete against cheaper 7-inch tablet models with commendable hardware specs, such as Google's Nexus 7,Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. The slate will also ...
Gotta Be Mobile

HTC Shows Off Its Japan-Only J Butterfly Smartphone And Its Crazy ...
By Chris Velazco
Remember the rumors of a new HTC flagship Android phone that started making the rounds last month? The ones bolstered by questionable leaked image after questionable leaked image? As it happens, the device that inspired all those ...

$99 Nexus 7 gets another Q4 guesstimate | Android Community
By Dave LeClair
We've heard rumblings of Google bringing a $99 version of its incredibly popular Nexus 7 tablet to market. A while back, we reported that Google and ASUS were.
Android Community

Canvas for iOS for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App ...
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Canvas for iOS on the App Store. Download Canvas for iOS and enjoy it on your ...

Signal change: Wi-Fi on the Tube to stay free for longer
Signal change: Wi-Fi on the Tube to stay free for longer. Summary: Virgin Media has changed its mind about when it will start charging travellers to access its Wi-Fi service on the London Underground, and won't start until 2013. Ben Woods. By Ben Woods ...


'Where the internet lives': A virtual window on Google's secret world of data (blog)
AP reports -- Google is opening a virtual window into the secretive data centers where an intricate maze of computers process Internet search requests, show YouTube video clips and distribute email for millions of people. The unprecedented peek is ...

Internet Service Providers Are About to Crack Down on lllegal File-Sharing
The Atlantic
And Internet subscribers' accounts won't be terminated as part of the program, she said; instead, the plan will allow for "mitigation measures" if users fail to respond to alerts. Not only may a service provider temporarily slow down those users ...

The Atlantic

Italy kicks off LTE in four cities as Telecom Italia begins 4G rollout
Telecom Italia will begin offering its LTE services as a non-smartphone play – among its launch bundles are a €349 annual package including a modem and 20GB per month of data, a tablet andinternet bundle which includes a Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 20GB of ...

LTE Demand Drives Softbank's $20 Billion Sprint Purchase: Q&A
The latest versions of LTE, known as LTE-Advanced, have been designated by the ITU as 4Gtechnologies with earlier iterations considered to be 3.9G. There's also a ... (INTC) Carriers, including Sprint Nextel Corp., that announced a plan in 2006 to ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE available in Singapore on Oct 19
The 5.5-inch "phablet" will only come in the LTE version, which means if you want to take full advantage of the faster data speeds the handset offers, you will need to sign up for a new 4G plan. If you've registered your interest, you'll be able to ...


Patent suit seeks millions from Internet giants [The Virginian-Pilot]
Oct. 17--NORFOLK -- A small tech company is hoping to hit the judicial jackpot in a patent infringement trial against Internet giant Google that started Tuesday in federal court here. Vringo , which markets video ringtones, claims Google and other ...

Verizon LTE Shared Data Plan Drives Higher Prices, Sales
(9984) made a $20 billion offer for a 70 percent stake in Sprint, giving the U.S. carrier money to fund a faster expansion of its 4G wireless network and to help it mount a bigger challenge to Verizon and AT&T. Sprint may decide to stick with its ...

The New Internet Explorer For Xbox May Be Clumsy, But Wait Til It ...
By Josh Constine
Josh Constine is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently a writer for TechCrunch. Previously, Constine was the Lead Writer of Inside Facebook, where he covered Facebook product changes, ...

Virgin Media extends free tube WiFi for all until 2013 -- Engadget
By Daniel Cooper
Jon James, executive director of broadband at Virgin Media, said: "WiFi on London Underground has been an incredible success with hundreds of thousands of people kept up-to-date and entertained whilst travelling around our capital city. Commuters and visitors will be able to make use of theinternet throughout 2012 and we're in positive talks with potential wholesale partners to ensure a fantastic experience for all Tube passengers throughout 2012 and beyond." Gareth Powell ...

Planet broadband, like the US Internet, is getting faster — Tech ...
By Om Malik
Broadband and mobile Internet speeds are slowly and steadily increasing increasingly across the world, according to the latest findings of Akamai's State of the Internet Report for the second quarter of 2012. The Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet services company collects the ... However, add Wi-Fi, the numbers shift in favor of Mobile Safari, which accounted for an average of approximately 60 percent of requests. Android Webkit represented about 23 percent. Of course, it shouldn't ...

Xbox 360 fall dashboard update 2012: Internet Explorer, UI tweaks
By Raymond Wong
Microsoft (MSFT) just brought Christmas early for all Xbox 360 owners. Starting today, Microsoft is gradually rolling out the new Xbox 360 dashboard upda.
BGR: The Three Biggest Letters In Tech

Skype WiFi for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
To download the free app Skype WiFi by Skype Communications S.a.r.l, get ... Just one tap to connect – then browse the internet, check email, use Skype, check ...

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