Apple’s iPhone 5 Pre-order Shipping Estimates Slip to Two Weeks
Just an hour after pre-orders for the iPhone 5 went live, Apple Store shipping estimates for new pre-orders have already slipped to two weeks in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and Australia. Once transit times are accounted for, users pre-ordering now may not receive their iPhones until nearly two weeks after the official launch date of September 21.
Twitter surrenders Occupy protester’s tweets
Twitter handed over tweets from an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York criminal judge on Friday after months of fighting a subpoena from prosecutors.
Google Glass and the Future of Technology
New gadgets — I mean whole new gadget categories — don’t come along very often. The iPhone was one recent example. You could argue that the iPad was another. But if there’s anything at all as different and bold on the horizon, surely it’s Google Glass.
Apple says Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters are on the way
There’s been some confusion as to what Apple’s new all-digital Lightning connector will be capable of, but the company has just cleared some of that up. An Apple spokesperson told The Verge that Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA cables “will be available in the coming months.”
After a decade of research, Intel shows off its digital radio chip
Justin Rattner demonstrated Intel’s first all-digital WiFi radio chip after more than a decade of research. That radio is the stepping stone for microprocessors — from the smallest sensor chips to supercomputers — to be linked by wireless signals that are sent and received by a radio embedded in the microprocessor itself.
French 3 Strikes: Court Fines First File-Sharer, Even Though He’s Innocent
It’s been a long time coming but today the controversial French ‘Hadopi’ anti-piracy law has claimed its first scalp. After his account was connected to a series of previous infringements, a 40 year-old man was summoned to court today. Despite a third-party admitting that the music piracy in question was carried out by them and not the accused, the court still decided to fine the account holder.
Study: 1 in 5 U.S. women are now using Pinterest
I’ve gotten hooked on Pinterest. It’s the only way to keep track of all the stuff I want. It makes it so easy to keep track of the cute baby clothes I want, and the home décor stuff I want, and the kitchen gadgets I want… I’ve become—pinfatuated. I might need…a pintervention.
More than 50% of Android devices contain unpatched vulnerabilities
A common complaint among Android users concerns the inability to receive timely device patches and updates from carriers and manufacturers. Various smartphones are released each year with outdated software and in some cases are never updated, leaving users vulnerable to malicious attacks. New research from Duo Security, a startup that has received funding from the United States Department of Defense, found that more than half of all Android smartphones contain unpatched vulnerabilities.
Microsoft details Office 2013 RT, confirms Preview release and lack of Macros or add-ins
We got a brief look at Office 2013 RT for Windows RT tablets at IFA last month, but Microsoft is revealing the finer details of the software today. In a post on the company’sOffice Next blog, Microsoft has confirmed that the company will ship a preview version of Office 2013 RT with Windows RT tablets later this year. A final edition of Office 2013 RT will be distributed by Windows Update once it’s available, expected between November and January.
Friendster Founder Jonathan Abrams Launches Nuzzel: A Fast, Simple, Social News Reader
Jonathan Abrams, whose resume as a founder or co-founder includes the Founders Denstartup workspace, event service Socializr, social bookmarking service HotLinks, and Friendster (I don’t need to explain that last one, do I?), is launching his latest startup today: Nuzzel, a site for browsing the news that your friends have shared on social networks.