Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Piers Hausjell Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Piers Hausjell en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple number two buyer of accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is now just $5 million away from the worlds largest purchaser of accelerometers, gyroscopes and microphones, Samsung. According to Apple Insider, the large volume of products coming out of the Cupertino company which may... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 02 May 2011 19:41:02 +0000 Time magazines now free on iPad for print subscribers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russell Adams, over at The Wall Street Journal, is reporting that Apple and Time Inc. have now reached an agreement which will allow all United States subscribers of print editions to get a same copy... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 02 May 2011 19:05:36 +0000 nVidia licenses SLI for AMD motherboards <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tom Petersen over at the official company blog has announced that nVidia, the graphics technology company, has decided to license its technology to a selection of motherboard companies for the upcoming 900 range of chipsets.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 29 Apr 2011 08:36:01 +0000 PSN database with 2.2 million credit card details up for sale? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The folks over at the PSX-Scene forums are reporting that over 2.2 million customers' names, addresses, phone numbers and credit/debit card information is up for grabs to the highest bidder, including the crucial three digit... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 28 Apr 2011 23:57:24 +0000 Rumour: iPhone 5 will have teardrop design [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Joshua Topolsky, the former editor-in-chief of the Engadget, is reporting that a source has leaked information about the iPhone 5 specifications and hardware styling. The article explains how the &quot;design of the phone is set... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:23:33 +0000 Apple invents new peer-to-peer technology <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Patently Apple is reporting that Apple has created a new peer-to-peer (P2P) technology which will, apparently, revolutionise the way we share data. The new technology works by utilising a &quot;unique magnetic compass and encoded supersonic... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:36:21 +0000 Apple sending iPhone 4S models to select developers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mark Gurman over at 9TO5Mac is reporting that Apple is sending out iPhone 4S models to a few select developers, however, it is unclear if this is a new phone or just a slightly revised... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 21 Apr 2011 23:55:39 +0000 Apple iOS surpasses Android in Europe <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recently completed study by market intelligence company ComScore, Inc reports that Apple's iOS operating system surpasses Android in Europe. The report includes all iOS powered devices, including the iPad and iPhone series, and compares... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 21 Apr 2011 22:55:39 +0000 Microsoft launches website to help users choose a computer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Windows Club is reporting that Microsoft has launched a new service entitled The Collection. This website has been designed to help users choose which type of Windows powered computer to purchase, from netbooks to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:55:39 +0000 Global attacks against critical infrastructure on the rise <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>McAfee, one of the worlds leading technology security companies, recently carried out a report on the attack-state of critical infrastructure systems, such as gas, power and water and found surprising results. The firm sent a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:12:15 +0000 Macbook Air now featuring faster SSD drives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1953404794air.jpg" alt="" /></div>Kristian V&auml;tt&ouml; over at AnandTech is reporting that Apple is no longer using the Toshiba Blade X-Gale Solid State Drive (SSD) for its MacBook Air laptop and has, instead, switched over to using faster drives... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 17 Apr 2011 20:34:21 +0000 Jesse Jackson Jr. blaming iPad for loss of American jobs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Since its launch in 2010, the Apple iPad series has sold over 15 million units, won a Best Gadget award and received mostly positive reviews from critics around the world, one even saying that it... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:45:22 +0000 .XXX added to root servers, nearly ready to go live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) added the top level domain .xxx to the root nameservers in preparation for the full launch. A few domains are already resolving, such as and, with... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 17 Apr 2011 00:30:56 +0000 Toshiba brings self-erasing hard drives to the market <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>CNET is reporting that Toshiba will soon be launching a brand new line of hard drives which can either delete or protect data if the drive ends up in the wrong hands. Scott Wright, a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 15 Apr 2011 07:11:42 +0000 Rumour: Portal 2 unlocking April 15 at 17:00 GMT+1 [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Neowin is expecting Portal 2 to unlock April 15 at 17:00 GMT+1 (British Summer Time), exactly four days earlier than announced. The website for in-game brand Aperture Science has a hidden countdown timer which, at... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 15 Apr 2011 02:42:17 +0000 Sony considers shutdown due to power shortages <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony is thinking about shutting down some of its facilities in Japan which have been having power issues since some of its nuclear and thermal power stations were damaged by the recent disasters. This has... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:37:42 +0000 Fujitsu to create UK fibre (FTTH) network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recent report showed that less an one percent of UK households are currently able to receive broadband speeds of 25Mbps or higher. According to the BBC, Fujitsu plans to change this by constructing a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:27:45 +0000 Rumour: Apple to release HDTV this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Apple rumour mill is at full steam again with news from Apple Insider that the world renowned electronics company may release a high definition television later this year and, by doing so, take a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Wed, 13 Apr 2011 23:37:12 +0000 iPhone 5 to begin production in September, low cost version may follow <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apparently the iPhone 5 will enter production in September of this year meaning the device will likely be on sale at the end of the year, or early next year according to a company named... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:49:20 +0000 Sony and George Hotz reach a settlement [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony and George Hotz have just announced the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the Japanese company in the US federal court in San Francisco. The official Playstation Blog is reporting that, although the parties... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:55:05 +0000 Facebook and Baidu to open joint social network in China <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Business Insider is reporting that Facebook, the worlds most popular social network, has formed a deal which will see it partnered with the Chinese search engine company, Baidu, to form a new social site... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:55:05 +0000 Steve Jobs authorizes official biography, available 2012 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ABC News is reporting that the Apple Chief Executive, Steven Jobs, has finally agreed to partake in an official book about his life. During the weekend, CBS owned company, Simon &amp; Schuster announced that a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Mon, 11 Apr 2011 04:29:47 +0000 Apple hires top people from Activision and Nintendo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to MCV, Apple is after some of the top PR people from the UK. Earlier this week an article appeared about Rob Saunders, the UK Nintendo Communications Chief, quitting his current position and moving... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 10 Apr 2011 11:13:52 +0000 Coming to a store near you, Anonymous continues Sony attack <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Following on from last weeks news, the hacktivist group Anonymous has now decided to protest against Sony in a different way - by staging 24 hour in-store protests at numerous Sony stores around the globe.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:17:57 +0000 'Smart' bezel, illuminated buttons could be coming to iOS devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Mac Rumors, a recently filed Apple patent shows that the future iOS devices, such as the iPhone 5, may feature illuminated controls similar to the second generation iPod. The article explains how the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 08 Apr 2011 06:32:23 +0000 Facebook makes data centre and server designs open source <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Gigaom, the worlds most popular social networking site -- Facebook -- has opened up its data centres and servers by releasing a tonne of previously unknown information. During a news event earlier on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 07 Apr 2011 21:43:30 +0000 Google starts developing Chrome OS for tablets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chrome OS, the web based closed source Linux based operating system from Google, is now being developed to work on tablet computers. According to CNET, &quot;details in Google's source code reveal that company programmers have... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 07 Apr 2011 20:43:30 +0000 Apple wins $625.5 million patents appeal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In 2008 a complaint was lodged against Apple that the company was infringing on three patents owned by Mirror Worlds, a small company founded at Yale University by Professor David Gelernter. The offending software in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:26:13 +0000 Intel unveils new Xeon E7 CPU <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On Tuesday, chip maker Intel unveiled its latest server processor range, the Xeon E7. The company event went to the extreme by renting out an anterior bank and holding the press... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Wed, 06 Apr 2011 09:52:40 +0000 Amazon voted Most Reputable Company In The World <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Forbes, in conjunction with Reputation Institute, has just published its 'Most And Least Reputable Big Companies' list of 2011 with Amazon getting a score of 82.70 and being placed in the top spot. The Managing... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:31:51 +0000 Obama and Zuckerberg to answer questions from Facebook users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to InsideFacebook, the United States President, Barack Obama, and founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, will be answering questions from Facebook users as part of a Facebook Live Townhall event which will be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:31:51 +0000 Android Music 3.0 leaked, available to test now [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Business Insider, the blog Tech from 10 has received a l copy of the next generation version of Android's music application. The player is similar to the the version featured in Honeycomb, version... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Tue, 05 Apr 2011 19:13:08 +0000 eBay, Facebook and Google take France to court <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to AFP, twenty of the world's top Internet companies, including eBay, Dailymotion, Facebook and Google, are filing a complaint with France's highest court against a directive which would make each company keep users' personal... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Tue, 05 Apr 2011 16:31:51 +0000 The power of Social Networking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For quite a few years it was a costly process to find a lost family member, involving investigators and a lot of searching through paperwork, recently, there have been multiple stories of people finding lost... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 03 Apr 2011 09:48:40 +0000 Google to update Gmail Ads, offer coupons <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1936758671mail_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google are to update the advertisement system behind their popular email service, Gmail, by adding less irrelevant ads combined with a new ranking system and &quot;offers and coupons for your local area&quot;. Gmail was launched in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sun, 03 Apr 2011 07:40:17 +0000 Sony president slips up, released info about 8MP iPhone 5 camera <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Sony CEO and President, Sir Howard Stringer, may have accidently released information about the next generation iPhone 5 camera. When talking during an interview with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, he mentioned that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:29:04 +0000 Facebook sacks employee for insider trading <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to the New York Times, Facebook has fired one of its senior employees, Michael Brown, for insider trading after he purchased shares through a secondary market which violated the company's policies. At the time,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:23:51 +0000 Nokia publishes Symbian source code <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The popular Nokia-maintained mobile operating system, Symbian, now finds itself open after Nokia decided to publish the most recent master source code. In a post on the Symbian website, Nokia says it is &quot;making the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Sat, 02 Apr 2011 01:01:06 +0000 UK Government confirms site blocking discussions, end of internet freedom <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The western world takes Internet freedom for granted and expects to be able to access any website from anywhere, of course countries such as China are known for having state-controlled firewalls, but it now seems... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 01 Apr 2011 08:19:29 +0000 Apple toying with multi-camera for iPhone 3D picture taking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the recent rise in popularity of media being available in three dimensions, it seems Apple has caught up toyed around with multiple cameras and sensors which would allow devices such as the iPhone to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Piers Hausjell) Fri, 01 Apr 2011 02:13:34 +0000