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Study Finds Rise in Texting Even as Revenue Drops

Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times A new report finds that certain activities that people do on a cellphone, like taking a picture and shooting video, have increased significantly in the last few years. Texting, in particular, has grown considerably — but not texting in the traditional sense. The Pew Research Center published a study over the weekend that… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Cyber Monday Deals and Samsung’s Chinese Suppliers

Some interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Facebook Debunks Viral Hoax That It Owns Users’ ContentLatimes.com |  Facebook doesn’t own your content. And no, you don’t have to post those status updates reaffirming copyright protection. – Nicole Perlroth Someone Invented a $400 Million Google DealBuzzfeed.com |  Whether… Read more →

Google cloud lets customers park their data in Europe

Cloud developers and users of Google services can now guarantee that their data is being processed within EU borders. Read this Winners in the cloud revolution Some companies stand to benefit from the rise of the cloud and others stand to lose. ZDNet picks the IT winners. Read more The update was announced on Monday… Read more →

Google goes after Amazon with cloud upgrades

Google has added 36 new types of server to its rentable cloud infrastructure.  Read this AWS: The complete guide to Amazon’s cloud Read more The additions to Google Compute Engine, the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service technology, were announced by Google on Monday. “At launch we offered four basic [instance types],” Barak Regev, head of Google’s Cloud Platform in… Read more →

Man vs Machine at Computer Museum: WITCH is faster

After the world’s oldest working digital computer was rebooted at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park last week, it showed its paces in a race against a man with a hand-cranked Facit mechanical calculator. In the long run, obviously, even the slowest computer will win: unlike a human, it can keep going forever,… Read more →

Nintendo’s Wii U Starts Strong

Carlo Allegri/Reuters Nintendo’s new video-game console, the Wii U, on sale Thursday at a Toys “R” Us store in Times Square. In its first week on the market, Nintendo’s new videogame console, the Wii U, sold about as well in the United States as the original Wii did at the same point in its life, according to Nintendo. In an… Read more →

Nintendo’s Wii U Starts Strong

In its first week on the market, Nintendo’s new videogame console, the Wii U, sold about as well in the United States as the original Wii did at the same point in its life, according to Nintendo. In an interview, Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, estimated that the company sold more than 400,000 Wii U’s here from the… Read more →

Transforming robot car made with 3D-printed parts

Though 3D printing is still largely a niche hobby, we’re moving ever closer toward a world where the relatively expensive printing components are beginning to produce practical results. Rather than printing something just for the sake of amusement, like a 3D-printed portrait of your face, Brave Robotics has managed to create a transforming robot that has… Read more →

Justice Department Expands Hunt for Data on Cellphones

Associated Press The Justice Department building in Washington. Fans of “The Wire,” the HBO series, will recall what a gold mine cellphones turned out to be for police investigating a drug ring in Baltimore. Detectives in the show used them to construct a map of who called whom at what time and how often. Indeed, a list of incoming and… Read more →