<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[Apple, Samsung patent war 'peace talks' begin today]]> Later today, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Samsung head Choi Gee-sung will sit down together for the first of two days of court-ordered mediation.]]> <![CDATA[Megaupload shutdown did nothing to slow piracy, study finds]]> The recent federal takedown of notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was initially seen as a huge victory for owners of copyrighted music and movies, but new research shows this may not be the case.]]> <![CDATA[Google says 850K Android devices activated each day]]> The momentum for Android continues to build, with 850,000 phones and tablets getting activated each day.]]> <![CDATA[Redbox Instant Streaming To Launch Alpha Testing, Name Former Verizon FiOS Exec Shawn Strickland CEO ]]> In February, Coinstar subsidiary Redbox announced a joint venture with Verizon to launch a streaming video service. Later this afternoon, we're told, the companies will provide a bit more insight into the partnership, though details of the service are still extremely limited.]]> <![CDATA[Netflix: a 'frenemy' to the cable TV establishment]]> Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer, probably felt like a bit of an outsider sitting on a panel with executives from Cox, Time Warner Cable, and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation at the 2012 Cable Show. After all, it's not a stretch to say his service is one of the biggest ways that people today consume TV and movies — and often cited as a potential threat to the decades-old cable industry that's struggling to innovate.]]> <![CDATA[Google launches a tool to search for the best airfares]]> <![CDATA[Did AntiSec really steal Apple IDs from FBI?]]> Last week, computer hacking collective AntiSec made the startling announcement that it had stolen the user IDs from 13 million Apple devices from an FBI laptop.]]> <![CDATA[One year after release, Microsoft moves Kinect toward business and science]]> While conceived as a device meant to expand the reach of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 gaming platform by allowing people to play video games without the need for controllers, the Kinect has always been destined for a broader future.]]> <![CDATA[Samsung will unveil 'next Galaxy' phone at May 3rd event in London]]> The Galaxy S III, though it's not being called that by Samsung, will be launching on the third of May this year at a Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in London. That's the word from Tweakers.net, who've received an official invite from the Korean company to "come and meet the next Galaxy." An anonymous Samsung employee has also confirmed the news to DDaily over in Korea.]]> <![CDATA[Xbox 360 continues to heat up gaming sales]]> The Xbox 360 continues to be a bright spot in a sluggish gaming market. Grabbing more than 42 percent of all console sales, the popular platform scored 426,000 in unit sales last month, according to Microsoft.]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft Store mirrors popular concept of its rival]]> SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Blink an eye, and the Microsoft Store could be mistaken for an Apple Store. The sign over the doorway has no letters, only a Windows logo instead of an Apple silhouette. Wood bar tables display desktops and laptops, and Zunes and Windows Mobile phones replace iPods and iPhones. The walls are painted stark white to showcase the products.]]> <![CDATA[New iPhone apps allow plastic-surgery hopefuls to 'Heidi' themselves]]> <![CDATA[Facebook CEO admits mistakes, promises simpler privacy controls]]> <![CDATA[The Pirate Bay Attacks Censorship With Low Orbit Server Drones]]> In recent months The Pirate Bay has drastically changed its site to make it less vulnerable to ever increasing censorship attempts across the globe. But that was just the start, as the torrent site now says it’s getting ready to put some of its hardware in GPS controlled drones. “Everyone knows WHAT TPB is. Now they’re going to have to think about WHERE TPB is,” The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak.]]> <![CDATA[Twitter Rolls Out Targeted Tweets for Advertisers]]> Twitter today unveiled a new advertising tool that will let companies target their tweets at specific users. With targeted tweets, companies can post messages that only appear for users in specific regions or on certain devices.]]> <![CDATA[Settlement reached in Call of Duty's billion dollar West v. Activision lawsuit]]> The courtroom showdown between the creators of Call of Duty and publisher Activision won't be happening. Attorneys involved tell Polygon that the case won't be going before a jury and that it has been resolved.]]> <![CDATA[App developers race to get ahead of iPad launch]]> As early enthusiasts begin to line up to get their hands on Apple Inc.'s latest gadget, application developers are looking to secure a foothold in the potentially lucrative market opportunity presented by the iPad. Ahead of the iPad's market launch on Saturday, Apple has said "well over" 1,000 apps will be available for the device. Specifically, these are applications that have been specially designed for the iPad, as opposed to the 150,000-plus apps that are already available for the company's iPhone and iPod touch devices, though the company says most of the latter will still work on the iPad.]]> <![CDATA[Pinterest making money by adding tracking code to certain user pins]]> How does a Web site like Pinterest make money? At least one blogger has found and revealed an apparent answer. The online pinboard lets people share their interests and other "things they love" by pinning a photo or other image onto the site. Users can then respond to that pin by commenting on it, liking it, or re-pinning it as one of their own favorites.]]> <![CDATA[Facebook and Twitter are more addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, study finds]]> A new study suggests that social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter are more difficult to resist than cigarettes or alcohol. A team from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business recently conducted an experiment involving 205 people in Wurtzburg, Germany to analyze the addictive properties of social media and other vices.]]> <![CDATA[Google opens Android Web store, shows off tablet software]]>