<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[iPad neat, but I'm waiting for ver. 2.0]]> <![CDATA[Facebook analyzes relationships and chats to flag up sexual predators]]> Facebook automatically scans posts and chat logs for criminal activity, using big data processing techniques similar to those used in targeting advertising to determine the most vulnerable users, according to a new Reuters report that explores combating pedophilia in social media. The social network's scanning tools use factors such as mutual friends, past interaction, distance and age difference — alongside simple phrase searches — to flag potentially nefarious conversations for human moderators. They also rely on archives of previous conversations that are known to have led to sexual assaults, identifying patterns and searching for similar ones.]]> <![CDATA[Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of Its Big ‘One Sony’ Reorganization]]> So the reports have proven to be true: Sony has now officially said that it will be reducing its headcount by 10,000 people worldwide, some six percent of its workforce, as the struggling electronics giant reorganizes under new management and its new “One Sony” plan.]]> <![CDATA[Microsoft: Don't expect a new Xbox anytime soon]]> Microsoft is happy to hear there is excitement surrounding a new Xbox, but the company cautioned recently that it's still premature.]]> <![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[All-out war (games)]]> <![CDATA['Modern Warfare 2' video game scores record sales in launch]]> <![CDATA[T-Mobile announces data plan without slowdown]]> T-Mobile's data plan has remained unlimited while other providers like AT&T and Verizon have eliminated unlimited data options. But T-Mobile's service has come with an oft-decried drawback: After using a certain amount of data, users' connection is slowed to a painful crawl.]]> <![CDATA[Android market share surpasses iPhone's, NPD says]]> <![CDATA[Curiousity Rover meets a roadblock]]> The Curiousity Rover has come up against a geographic block on the surface of Mars: a meter-high sand dune.]]> <![CDATA[DIY Spacesuits are now a thing]]> <![CDATA[Lockheed Martin Develops a 'Space Fence' to Track Orbiting Space Trash]]> There's a lot of space debris caught within the Earth's orbit. This includes everything from dead satellites to rocket parts, and when two pieces of debris collide, it can break up into even more, even smaller pieces of space trash.]]> <![CDATA[Vending machines now dispense iPods, GPS gear]]> Press your face up to this vending machine, and savor the selections. With some items at $400, chances are you won't have the change in your pocket. But not to worry, credit cards are accepted. Vending machines aren't just for soda, chips and candy bars in the break room anymore. Now sophisticated models with touch screens and high-definition video offer instant gratification for more expensive treats — iPods and Garmin GPS systems, T-shirts, even pacifiers and baby formula.]]> <![CDATA[Kanye West is not amused by Coinye West]]> Rapper Kanye West filed a cease and desist order against the creators of Coinye West, a parody virtual currency.]]> <![CDATA[Why a cheap iPad won't threaten the Kindle Fire]]> When it launched last November, Amazon’s Kindle Fire was touted as the first tablet to seriously challenge Apple’s iPad. Costing just $200, the Fire seriously undercuts Apple’s iPad pricing, yet grants access to a robust digital ecosystem full of books, music, video and other downloadable content.]]> <![CDATA[New patent infringement allegations against Apple]]> Another tech patent battle is emerging today, as Motorola has filed a new case against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Motorola, a Google subsidiary, alleges seven patent violations by Apple in their iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches.]]> <![CDATA[Digital signs recognize viewers, target ads to them]]> <![CDATA[Samsung: Apple wouldn’t have sold a single iPhone without stealing our tech]]> Another day, another Apple (AAPL) vs. Samsung (005930) trial. The two consumer electronics companies are preparing to do battle in San Jose, California next week, and now-public court documents shed light on the positions each firm is taking. On Tuesday, Apple told Samsung exactly what it thinks its technology patents are worth (spoiler: barely anything at all), and subsequent filings from Samsung reveal that the South Korea-based company has a few choice words for Apple as well.]]> <![CDATA[Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay form 'Internet Association' lobbying group]]> Four of the biggest web companies have apparently joined to form a coalition that will represent the interests of online services in Washington. The Washington Post reports that Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay are behind "The Internet Association," which was announced today. Led by former Congressional staffer Michael Beckerman, the Association will "advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect an open, innovative, and free internet." It will launch in September, and we haven't yet seen a full member list — an anonymous source has told the Post that the companies above are most prominent.]]> <![CDATA[Samsung destroyed evidence in Apple patent case, says judge]]> Samsung is being reprimanded yet again in its ongoing patent spat with Apple. California Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal sanctioned the South Korean tech company for destroying evidence, or, more accurately, failing to not destroy evidence.]]>