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Tech Around the World: Monday, November 19th

A list of hot news around the globe:

Windows 8 failed its mission?
It’s taken an semi-official Microsoft blogger to reveal the real truth about Windows 8: it is a dud with consumers failing to upgrade to the new OS.

1TB optical disc from Fujifilm in 2015
Fujifilm is working on a new recording method for optical discs. It has developed the new method through the use of two-photon absorption in order to generate heat, and the report in TechOn! notes that this two-photon method is suited for multilayer discs.

Apple patent frenzy goes on
Apple is now the proud owner of the page turn.

Future with 3D printing
Lately, it seems like nearly everything has been reproduced by a 3D printer. Between the group that 3D printed a gun, the people who printed a drone, and the army of items sold at this small marketplace for 3D printed goods.

Sony prepares for smartphone battle
Sony Readies High-End Smartphones to Compete Against Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S.

Nintendo Wii U started its way to US homes
The long-awaited Nintendo Wii U console is now on sale in the United States, following a midnight launch on Sunday.

NASA 3D printing rocket parts out of steel
NASA?s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, has 3D printed nickel alloy rocket engine parts using a fabrication technique called selective laser melting, or SLM

Android rules China
Android has established a clear monopoly in China after achieving more than 90 percent market share there, up from 58.2 percent a year ago.

Can passwords protect us?
Since the dawn of the information age, we?ve bought into the idea that a password, so long as it?s elaborate enough, is an adequate means of protecting all this precious data. But in 2012 that?s a fallacy, a fantasy, an outdated sales pitch.

Adobe Servers Compromised
Adobe is the latest to have their databases compromised as an Egyptian hacker has posted links to records of employees from Adobe as well as NASA and the US Military

Nvidia to Tape Out Two New Tegra Chips
Nvidia Corp. recently provided an update on the execution of Tegra roadmap. The company will tape out its code-named Grey system-on-chip with integrated 3G and 4G/LTE communication technologies this quarter.

Steve Ballmer attacks Apple and Android
The ever vocal Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, has strongly criticized Apple and Android, suggesting Windows Phone is the best of both worlds.

That’s it for today, enjoy!