Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Monday, August 15.
Google is acquiring Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies," CEO Larry Page said in explaining the acquisition. Here's a roundup of the deal, but the acquisition is some regulatory red flags.
Elinor Mills sums up all the recent computer and hacks that have been occurring recently. Check out the chart of the cyber attacks.
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The FCC is reviewing a decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to shut down cell service prior to a planned protest last week. In response, the group Anonymous planned a protest scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. PT. "The move to shut down a communication channel, while regularly done in the Middle East, including Egypt and other regimes attempting to thwart pro-democracy and human rights demonstrations, is something previously unseen in the United States," wrote on CNET.
iPhone shipments are expected tothis year, according to .
It's natural to get excited about new technology, but gadgets such as tablets, Internet TV, and augmented reality don't just pop out of thin air. According to Gartner's 2011 Hype Cycle Special Report, technology adaption occurs in cycles: technology trigger, peak of inflated expectations, trough of disillusionment, slope of enlightenment, and a plateau of productivity.