November 30, 2015

Oracle asks to depose Larry Page over Android suit

Oracle asks to depose Larry Page over Android suit

Google CEO Larry Page might soon face questioning related to his company’s legal battle over Android and Java. Oracle yesterday submitted a request to Judge Donna Ryu of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to depose the Google co-founder and CEO regarding his involvement in his company’s acquisition of Android Inc. in 2005. Foss Patents, a blog focused on software patents, was first to report on the newly filed request.

Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease Sickens 6 on Las Vegas Strip

Deadly Legionnaires' Disease Sickens 6 on Las Vegas Strip

Nevada health authorities are investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease that has been reported at the posh 4,000-room Aria Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Four guests who stayed at the resort were treated for the bacteria-borne disease, but many more may have been exposed from June 21 to July 4. Stephanie Bethel of the Southern Nevada Health District told the Associated Press that this sometimes deadly form of pneumonia had been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and that the six guests had recovered.

British Open 2011: Phil Mickelson finding form at Royal St. George’s

Phil Mickelson finding form at Royal St. George’s

SANDWICH, England — Phil Mickelson arrived here with 17 previous British Open appearances, one top-10 finish and, by his telling, a completely different attitude about this event. “I just wanted to start fresh, because I’ve loved links golf,” Mickelson said. “I just had to really enjoy the challenge of it more.” Through two rounds at Royal St. George’s, he is enjoying it as well as at any point in recent memory. Mickelson shot a relatively clean 1-under-par 69 Friday to finish at 1-under 139 at the midway point of the British Open, just three shots behind the pace set by [Continue reading...]

Glover shows his face, and beard, at top of leaderboard

Glover shows his face and beard at top of leaderboard

SANDWICH, England — Lucas Glover is in prime position to go where no man has gone since the 1800s — wearing a beard into the winner’s circle at the Open Championship. With a second-round 70 on Friday at windswept Royal St. George’s, Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, moved into a share of the lead as he tries to win the Open double. At 4-under-par 136, Glover is tied with Darren Clarke, and the two are just one stroke ahead four players, including 2009 PGA Championship winner Martin Kaymer. Another seven players are two shots back, with another five, including [Continue reading...]

Watch The Emmy Nominations For Outstanding Title Design

Watch The Emmy Nominations For Outstanding Title Design

The Emmy nominations were announced yesterday and, as always, there were the usuals, the surprises, and the snubs. I’m not here to discuss who should or shouldn’t have been nominated (okay, I will join the bandwagon of outrage that Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, didn’t get a nod) but instead to look closely at one of the more interesting categories…Outstanding Main Title Design.

Chris Colfer found out about his last season on ‘Glee’ via Twitter


Well, that’s something to write home about. Just one day after “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy announced that three principal characters on the sing-and-dance show would not be returning after this season, he violated a cardinal high-school rule: He tweeted about it before he talked about it. That is, according to Chris Colfer, who reportedly learned of his oust via Twitter. “Yeah, I found out that they made that announcement,” he said of the stunning news in an interview with Access Hollywood.

‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe: What’s Next?

'Harry Potter' Star Daniel Radcliffe What's Next

The release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2″ may end a chapter for leading man Daniel Radcliffe, but that only means the rest of the entertainment world has opened up for him. Up next, Radcliffe has the horror flick “The Woman in Black,” which he recently finished filming in the U.K. The story is markedly different from “Harry Potter,” with Radcliffe playing a grieving father investigating mysterious occurrences in a sleepy British town. The actor told MTV News that he is attracted to these sorts of dark tales because he finds something much more interesting about them.

Update: Woops! Microsoft leaks social net image

social media

Computerworld – The social networking world may be getting even more interesting. Microsoft confirmed that it accidentally leaked an image of its own social networking platform. Called “Tulalip,” the site is designed to enable users to “find what you need and share what you know easier than ever,” according to the image of its home page. Judging from the one page, users would be able to sign in to the site using their Facebook or Twitter accounts. If Microsoft is getting ready to release some kind of social network, at least two industry analysts said it looks like they’re arriving [Continue reading...]

Spotify Launches in the U.S.

Spotify Launches in the US

Spotify, the popular digital music streaming service available in Europe since 2008, launched on Thursday in the U.S., where music enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting it. “This is a great day for anyone who loves music in the U.S. and, of course, a real milestone for us at Spotify,” the company said in a blog post.

Blink-182′s ‘Up All Night’: Mark Hoppus Tells The Story

Blink-182's 'Up All Night' Mark Hoppus Tells The Story

Sure, there’s already been a reunion tour, but Thursday, Blink-182 officially returned with “Up All Night,” their first proper single in nearly seven years. And while the song recalls elements of Blink’s past (not to mention all those side projects), it’s by no means nostalgic. With its darkly undulating electronics, churning chords and Barker’s mighty mashing, it also represents a new Blink for a new millennium.