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eBays Christmas Surprise! The Expensive Empty Box Scam?

Posted: December 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: eBay, Online Shopping, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on eBays Christmas Surprise! The Expensive Empty Box Scam?

Ebays Christmas Surprise

Melbourne, Australia: Police are investigating a scam in which eBay customers paid for cheap TV sets and other electronics but received empty boxes in the mail. The Victorian e-crime squad is investigating the scam after reputable eBay sellers were allegedly lured into selling electronic goods by a third party.

In one instance, an unsuspecting Christmas shopper has paid $1100 for a cardboard box that was suppose to contain a 55 inch Sony Bravia 3D Television.

Buyers reportedly paid thousands for the discounted items but found themselves ripped off when empty parcels arrived in the mail. eBay has suspended the site of one seller who says she was herself a victim in the scam. Read the full article »»»»


SAMSUNG GALAXY 10.1 TABLET PC ON SALE IN AUSTRALIA

Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on SAMSUNG GALAXY 10.1 TABLET PC ON SALE IN AUSTRALIA

Samsung Galaxy Tablet PC ON SALE in AUSTRALIA

Apple has lost an Australian High Court bid to stop Samsung selling its Galaxy Tablet PC in Australia.

The Full Bench of the High Court of Australia has ruled in Samsung’s favor, saying the argument from Apple’s lawyers had insufficient prospect of success.

Last month, the Australian Federal Court reversed a prior ruling that banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy S 10.1 Tablet PC in Australia. The Court noted that a prior ruling granting Apples requested ban on the product had not properly weighed the strength of Apples case.

Apple was today seeking special leave to appeal a previous decision of the same court, if granted it would have been unlikely that the Samsung Galaxy Tablet PC would ever have seen the insides of a retail store in Australia.

Today’s High Court ruling agreed with Samsung and the judges denied Apples special leave was “denied with costs” Read the full article »»»»


An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Posted: October 12th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Gaming, Hack!, M.Aaron Silverman, Sony, Sony-Hack, Standout, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on An Important Message From Sony’s Chief Information Security Officer . . . . Oops!

Right about now, Sony has got to be wondering what the __ they did . . .

In another round of hack attempts, Sony has been forced to shut down almost 100,000 user accounts. The company said last night that it had shut down approximately 93,000 accounts on its online gaming and entertainment networks after detecting a mass, attempted sign-in by a third party using stolen IDs and passwords. Read the full article »»»»


Adobe Kills Flash

Posted: October 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, M.Aaron Silverman, Open Source, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Adobe Kills Flash

Adobe has finally bitten the bullet and climbed onboard the HTML5 wagon. In true behemoth methodology Adobe has acquired two stopgap companies, Typekit and Nitobi, to bolster Flash.

For years Adobe has battled on with it’s floundering Flash platform,  it’s now wholeheartedly on board with the biggest and most popular alternatives, web standards including HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Today via its Adobe Max developer and designer conference Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage, surrounded by the very developers wrestling with these very transitions, to the announce the two acquisitions.

Each acquisition gives Adobe a solid new starting point for the missing points of new-age web technology. Terms haven’t been disclosed,  it’s not clear whether Adobe had to pay a premium for the companies. The TypeKit acquisition is complete, the Nitobi pickup is subject to closing conditions that should be met by month end, Adobe said :: Read the full article »»»»


UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Launch Delayed

Posted: September 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Apple vs Samsung, Breaking News, Favorite New Thought, Google, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Windows | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UPDATE: Samsung Galaxy Tablet Launch Delayed

UPDATED: 28 September, 2011,  Samsung – while stuck in the midst of litigation with Apple Inc –  has announced an agreement to cross-license their patent portfolios with that old behemoth that is Microsoft!

“Through the cross-licensing of our respective patent portfolios, Samsung and Microsoft can continue to bring the latest innovations to the mobile industry” said Samsung’s Hong Won-Pyo

Microsoft has said the deal with the South Korean electronics titan provides “broad coverage for each company’s products.”

The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it will receive royalties for Samsung’s mobile phones and tablets running the Android mobile platform from Google :: Read the full article »»»»


Cult of: AppleTV version 0.0.9 beta

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Google, Hardware, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cult of: AppleTV version 0.0.9 beta

CULT OF APPLEThe Apple rumour mill is at it again!  This latest rumor may seems like a rerun, but this one has been updated. The latest iteration of the longstanding rumor is that Apple will get in to the business of selling TVs by building a digital TV based on iOS. That’s according to multiple Silicon Valley sources cited by Venture Beat. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster told Venture Beat that he predicted Apple would produce a TV set by the end of 2012 or early 2013.

Technoid has trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since March this year “Not happy with the Apple TV set top box, Apple is launching into the Television market, the first true Smart TV’s are about to roll of the production line. Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, the Apple iTV  Read more: www.highpants.com

Just a thought: Wouldn’t Apple Inc be better off making a 40 inch iMac, all the technology we’re raving about below, loaded into a pc with the biggest IPS monitor money can buy, ease of use, integration. Surely a new Cinema sized iMac makes more sense?

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