Steve Jobs lobs up as action figure again, but he’s not for sale?view story

http://www.itwire.com – There may well be sobs for those who will likely end up missing out on being able to buy a nicely realistic figurine of Steve Jobs, given that Apple shut down sales of a similar doll last year and with no reason why Apple would suddenly be lenient over the use of Steve Jobs’ image. (IT news)

iPad 3 – the droid you’ve been looking for?view story

http://www.itwire.com – With 2012 here and the iPad 3 already presumed to be in manufacturing and but weeks away from their global unveiling, many are sure to be tempted by what will be the first new truly must-have tablet of the year, several months before Google or Microsoft are truly ready to respond. (IT news)

Will Steve Jobs action figure bite the dust of… Apple legal?view story

http://www.itwire.com – A new year and a new Steve Jobs action figure has appeared… and has semi-disappeared, via the site appearing not to load, but has just loaded after a very, very long load time. (IT news)

Jailbreak real for iPhone 4 and iOS 5.0.1, but not iPad 2 or iPhone 4S yetview story

http://www.itwire.com – With the launch of the 2012 iPhone 5 still at least six to nine months away, all of the attention is on the unjailbreakable iPhone 4S and iPad 2, but as of very late 2011, the iPhone 4, iPad and iPod Touch with A4 processors, those who’ve waited for a jailbreak can finally get it. (IT news)

The year of the iPad 3 has begun – with no iPad 3 yetview story

http://www.itwire.com – It’s 2012, the year the iPad 3 is due to arrive, with a “Retina Display” class screen and Siri’s dulcet tones, possibly on Steve Jobs’ birthday, possibly in 9.7-inch and 7.85-inch sizes and hopefully much better cameras. (IT news)

GRAIL probe prepares to orbit Moon on New Year's Day 2011view story

http://www.itwire.com – The NASA GRAIL probe will be inserted into orbit about the Moon over the 2011 New Year’s weekend for its mission to precisely map the gravitational field of the Moon. NASA states that the twin satellites will improve our knowledge of the Moon by hundreds of times. (IT news)

Major security hole in most modern wireless routersview story

http://www.itwire.com – If your wireless router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup turn it off immediately (if you can). (IT news)

NASA's cool 3D satellite trackerview story

http://www.itwire.com – Using a java plug-in, NASA's satellite tracker gives viewers a manipulable 3D view of every major satellite in earth-orbit. (IT news)

Aliens on Moon: Will the search begin?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Human explorers have ventured onto the Moon, but have aliens also made similar footsteps on the lunar surface? If the recommendation of two scientists is carried out, astronomers may make a search of the Moon for past evidence that aliens have visited our only natural satellite. (IT news)

Full Stratfor user data releasedview story

http://www.itwire.com – Following news of the hack of the Stratfor site, the perpetrators have released extensive information on every subscriber (paid or otherwise) of Stratfor's on-line services. (IT news)

Ten IT news stories we'll read in 2012view story

http://www.networkworld.com – Well, we erred in our 2011 predictions in not repeating a 2010 forecast that Carol Bartz would be ousted as Yahoo CEO -- it was bound to happen, we just called that one too early. Then again, we also predicted last year that Oracle would buy Salesforce.com and have decided not to repeat ourselves this year, so we'll see if we were just ahead on that one, too. (IT news)

Half a billion spent on unwanted gifts this Christmasview story

http://www.itwire.com – While a record number of shoppers headed online for Christmas bargains this year, Australians are now left with over 16.7 million unwanted gifts that were received by disappointed friends and family, valued at over $500 million dollars. (IT news)