31 July 2011

Can Microsoft Make You 'Bing'?

Can Microsoft Make You 'Bing'?
New York Times
By STEVE LOHR The team behind Microsoft's Bing search engine includes, from left, Qi Lu, Brian MacDonald, Harry Shum and Yusuf Mehdi. MIKE NICHOLS has a poster on his office wall. It shows the young Muhammad Ali glaring down at a fallen Sonny Liston, ...
World Population to Top 9 Billion by 2050, 49% Growth from Africa
International Business Times
The global population is expected to top seven billion in 2011. By 2050, it's expected to exceed nine billion. By 2100, it's expected to rise to 10 billion. The figures were cited by a Harvard School of Public Health press release about a review ...
Are Internet Explorer users dumb?
CNN
A survey used tests offered through Web searches or in online ads to measure the IQ of browser users. Are users of other Web browsers smarter than the people who use Microsoft's Internet Explorer? A new survey doesn't quite say so. ...
How Driving On the Moon Made Us Care About Space Again
Gizmodo
Back in 1969, the Apollo 11 mission put mankind on the moon. It was a massive accomplishment. Two years later, though, people were getting bored. 40 years ago today, it become the moon buggy's job to make space fun again. The Lunar Roving Vehicle, ...
Feds may be muzzling scientist over Arctic research
Summit County Citizens Voice
By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — Last summer's Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico clearly showed the conflict between science, energy policy and politics, and the looming battle over drilling in Arctic waters will be no ...
Dell Streak 10 Pro Spotted In The Wild
Techtree.com
Google's Honeycomb operating system is yet to make an impression in the tablet market with manufacturers reporting fewer sales than expected. That being said, a recent survey has suggested that the droid tablets will end the iPad's dominance by 2016 ...
The HTC Evo 3D 4G Smartphone Key Features
Video Gaming Pros
The HTC Evo 3D was only the second portable device and first-ever phone to allow for glasses-free 3-D viewing. Also, with the ability to record in 3D, and then mirror that content to a nearby 3D television or HDTV, and launching on Sprint's speedy 4G ...
Cuban Plant Develops Dish-Shaped Leaves To Lure Bats
Irish Weather Online
By Mark Dunphy - Sun Jul 31, 12:31 am While most flowers attract the birds and their bees with their array of scents and colours, one Cuban rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to lure nectar-feeding bats. In a paper published in the journal ...
Modern Human Invasion Caused Neanderthals' Extinction
International Business Times
By IB Times Staff Reporter | July 30, 2011 3:02 AM EDT Scientists have long debated what caused the Neanderthals to die off. A new study has suggested that a flood of prehistoric humans pouring into Europe inundated our ancient rivals and overwhelmed ...
iPhone 5 release date rumors #10729: new Apple shiny "soon"
Computerworld (blog)
By Richi Jennings (@richi ) - July 29, 2011. The iPhone 5 release date rumors continue to swirl. This must be the 10729th iteration of whispers about the iconic Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shiny launch. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers prepare for the pomaceous ...
Windows Phone 7 Has No Soul
PC Magazine
By John C. Dvorak I decided to visit both an AT&T store and a T-Mobile store to check out the Windows Phone 7 devices. I did this because nobody I know has one I can play with, and Microsoft doesn't seem too keen on showing off the devices. ...
Google TV More Enticing after Set-Top Box Price Slash
PCWorld
By Christina DesMarais, PCWorld Jul 30, 2011 8:43 AM It may be a good time to bring Chrome to your living room HDTV if you haven't already. That's because Logitech, a maker of mice, webcams and other computer peripherals, is slashing the price of its ...
Rovi sues Hulu over program guide patents
Reuters
By Ryan Lawler at GigaOm It's been a bad week for Hulu. Just a few days after Fox announced it will put up a pay wall around what used to be free broadcast content on the streaming site, Hulu is now being hit by a patent infringement suit from ...
Honey equals money in Helmand province
DVIDS
Afghan farmers listen to a lecture about beekeeping, July 26, in Gereshk, Helmand province. The course was hosted by a local beekeeper with the support of the US Department of Agriculture, British Royal Army and Danish Army. ...
Facebook Offers $500 Bounty for Reporting Bugs: Why So Cheap?
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Facebook is offering a $500 reward for reporting bugs on its site, far less than bug bounties offered by companies like Google or Microsoft. "To show our appreciation for our security researchers, we offer a monetary bounty for certain ...

30 July 2011

AT&T to Throttle Big Users of Unlimited Data

AT&T to Throttle Big Users of Unlimited Data
PCWorld
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News AT&T announced service throttling for the heaviest users of its unlimited mobile data plans on Friday, saying the only way to truly solve its bandwidth crunch is for regulators to approve its merger with T-Mobile USA. ...
Google buys more than 1000 patents from IBM
Los Angeles Times
Google appears to be taking part in what has become an arms race for patents. Google has called on Congress and the Federal Trade Commission to rein in patent infringement lawsuits. It also has asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to review patents ...
Facebook launches paid program to find glitches
Digitaltrends.com
On Friday, social networking giant Facebook announced a program that pays people to find holes in its security system. Compensation will start at $500 and so far, no financial ceiling has been set. Obviously you must be the first person to report a ...
BMW unveils stunning i8 plug-in supercar
USA Today
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY BMW unveiled concepts of two plug-in electric cars today -- the i8 hybrid supercar and the i3 urban electric get-around car -- and it sounds like both are headed for production. The BMW i8 four-seat sports car concept goes ...
NASA's past and future ... in 3-D!
msnbc.com (blog)
Nathanial Burton-Bradford put together this 3-D view of the shuttle Atlantis' launch on July 8. Use red-blue glasses to see the stereo effect. NASA's last space shuttle mission and its next Mars mission both look twice as awesome in stereo — and you ...
Plants draw bats by harnessing sound
Los Angeles Times
Some flowering plants draw pollinating bats to their blooms by harnessing sound, creating an echo easy for the nocturnal fliers to find, researchers discover. By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times Some flowering plants draw helpful pollinating bats to their ...
Dell Streak 10 Pro Introduced In China
InformationWeek
The company is betting on China to make its mark in the increasingly crowded tablet market. By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Dell on Thursday said that its Dell Streak 10 Pro tablet is now available in China. The 10-inch tablet runs version 3.1 of the ...
Motorola Photon 4G Review: Can this phone keep the Galaxy S 2 at bay?
IntoMobile
While most Motorola enthusiasts are patiently awaiting the Droid Bionic at this point, those on Sprint are waiting for the Photon 4G. The handset ships with all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a high-end Android device of today but can ...
Can Microsoft Track the Location of Your Laptop, Phone?
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Apple got into some hot water earlier this year when it was revealed that the iPhone was storing a treasure trove of location data in an insecure file, but is Microsoft doing the same thing? A report from Stanford University ...
Anonymous hacks US gov contractor, airs dirty laundry
Register
Members of the Anonymous hacking collective said they broke into the networks of Mantech International and stole internal documents belonging to the US government contractor. As proof, the members posted a 390 MB download that appeared to contain ...
Google's redesign comes to its tablet search results
Los Angeles Times
Google -- while known for many things such as search, ads, cloud services and Android -- has never been lauded for its design presence. But over the last couple of months, the Mountain View, Calif., company has gained some style it didn't quite have in ...
Mind Over Matter: Braking Your Car With Brain Waves
ABC News
By NED POTTER (@NedPotterABC) An experimental driving simulation setup demonstrates braking a car with mind control. (Berlin Institute of Technology) It's the future. You're racing down the highway when, all of a sudden, the driver ahead of you slows ...
Alcatel-Lucent Gets $70 Million in Microsoft Patent Case
PCWorld
By James Niccolai, IDG News Microsoft has been ordered to pay US$70 million to networking vendor Alcatel-Lucent in a years-old patent dispute that at one time could have cost Microsoft $1.5 billion. A jury in San Diego issued its verdict Friday in a ...
MPEG LA: 12 companies own patents essential to Google's VP8 codec
Ars Technica
By Peter Bright | Published July 29, 2011 5:01 PM MPEG LA, the self-styled one stop shop for motion video patent licenses, says that 12 different companies have come forward with patents "essential" to the VP8 algorithm championed by Google as a ...
AT&T, Verizon Ask FCC to Cut Fees, Change $4 Billion Fund
San Francisco Chronicle
July 29 (Bloomberg) -- A coalition of telephone companies led by AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. asked the government to reduce fees they pay to have calls connected by smaller rural carriers. The request to the Federal Communications ...
Acer cuts Iconia tablet price to boost sales
Digitimes
Acer has slashed the price of its 10-inch Iconia Tab A500 tablet PCs in the US market from US$449.99 to US$395 aiming to achieve its goal of shipping a total of 2.5-3 million tablet PCs in 2011. The price reduction apparently aims to take on Asustek ...
UPDATE 1-Volvo recalls 8400 cars in US for steering issue
Reuters
DETROIT, July 29 (Reuters) - Volvo Cars, owned by China's Geely, is recalling 8406 S80 cars for a potential power steering fluid problem that could increase the risk of a crash, according to a federal safety regulator website. ...
Hug Your IT Person, It's 'System Administrator Appreciation Day'
TIME
By Doug Aamoth on July 29, 2011 What started as a joke holiday back in 2000 is now celebrated in several countries all over the world: System Administrator Appreciation Day. The holiday's inventor, Ted Kekatos told Networkworld, "Overnight I set up a ...
CA Buys Watchmouse, For Remote App Testing Power
InformationWeek
Netherlands firm uses synthetic transactions generated from points around the world to test a cloud app's ability to respond. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek CA Technologies has agreed to acquire Watchmouse BV, based in the Netherlands, ...
Adrian Jones Demands HP Drops 'Malicious' Lawsuit Against Him
CRN
By Joseph F. Kovar, CRN Hewlett-Packard's lawsuit against former channel chief and current Oracle executive Adrian Jones has taken a new twist with Jones' attorneys' demanding that HP withdraw the suit because it was based on a "knowingly false ...
Stingray stinging at Shore brings warning to use common sense | Philadelphia ...
Philadelphia Inquirer
By Jacqueline L. Urgo BRIGANTINE, NJ - When a stingray took a swipe at a swimmer off Island Beach State Park this week, a park official likened it to the ocean's version of a dog bite. "The ocean is filled with sea life. I think a lot of people have ...
See-through Pontiac from World's Fair being sold
Wall Street Journal
AP PLYMOUTH, Mich. — A see-through Pontiac built by General Motors for the 1939-40 New York World's Fair is going on the auction block this weekend. The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car" was part of the automaker's "Highways and Horizons" pavilion, ...
Full Dinosaur Skeleton Found in Alaska, Plus Photos of Rare Dinosaur Fossils
International Business Times
A 200 million year old reptilian fossil was discovered by Alaskan scientists along the shores of Tongass National Forest. It was the low tide that made the discovery possible as a rare marine creature called Thalattosaurs was submerged in water and ...
New wave of location-based apps mark a 'paradigm shift'
CNN International
By Doug Gross, CNN Trover uses GPS to figure out where you are and show you things other users have thought were interesting. (CNN) -- As location-based apps go, Foursquare or Gowalla will work just fine if you're looking for the spot where all your ...
Reviewing the Toyota Prius V
New York Times (blog)
By THE NEW YORK TIMES In Sunday's Automobiles section, Jim Motavalli reviews the 2012 Toyota Prius V, a wagonlike variant of the world's most popular hybrid car. The primary advantage of the Prius V over its hatchback sibling is space. ...
Bundled iLife licenses now transferable to other Macs via App Store
Apple Insider
By Daniel Eran Dilger New Mac buyers get a free bundle of Apple's iLife apps, but until recently the bundle only installed on the new machine it was bundled with. With the Mac App Store, Apple now makes the bundle available for use on any Mac they own. ...

29 July 2011

Sony, Nintendo cut profit forecasts on TVs, 3DS

Sony, Nintendo cut profit forecasts on TVs, 3DS
San Francisco Chronicle
Customers look at Sony's Bravia TVs. Sony lowered its target for Bravia TV sales 19 percent and cut its profit estimate 25 percent because of lower TV demand in Europe and the US Sony Corp. and Nintendo Co. unexpectedly slashed their profit forecasts ...
Android vs iPhone: Dissecting the Grand War of Smartphones and More
International Business Times
By Joe Romaine | July 28, 2011 8:16 PM EDT With RIM firmly dethroned, the battle of supremacy in the US smartphone market comes down to Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS. Data from Nielsen suggests that Android is firmly in lead with 39 percent of ...
Motorola Triumph (Virgin Mobile)
CNET
The good: The Motorola Triumph has an attractive 4.1-inch WVGA display, decent multimedia features like a 5-megapixel camera that can record HD video, a front-facing VGA camera, HDMI output, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Performance is snappy. ...
How To Downgrade from Apple OS X Lion to Snow Leopard
PC Magazine
If you're willing to reformat and start fresh, reverting from Apple OS X Lion to Snow Leopard isn't terribly difficult. By William Fenton We like Apple OS X Lion a lot (you can read all about it in our OS X Lion review), but that doesn't change the ...
Google's Eric Schmidt Set For Sept. 21 Senate Antitrust Hearing
paidContent.org
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will testify before lawmakers probing the company's market power on Sept. 21, the search giant confirmed on Thursday. After initially declining to appear, the former CEO received a not-so-subtle subpoena threat ...
How an Apple HDTV Could Change the TV Industry
IGN
by Scott Lowe It may be years before the world adopts streaming media as the primary delivery system for home entertainment, but it is an unquestionable inevitability. No sooner did we learn this week that 10-percent of all US homes would rely solely ...
Sprint, LightSquared See Green in LTE
PCWorld
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Sprint Nextel's deal with LightSquared to build and run its LTE network for more than US$13 billion in cash and credits all comes down to money. Sprint is partnering with the startup and getting $4.5 billion in purchase ...
Users Turn Off Google TV, As Returns Outpace Sales
Wall Street Journal
By JOHN LETZING Gadgets that use the company's Google TV software to connect televisions to the Internet are selling so poorly that one of Google's key partners disclosed Thursday that customer returns are outpacing sales. Logitech International SA ...
BlackBerry Messenger 6 launches, integrates live presence, chat into apps
BetaNews
By Tim Conneally | Published July 28, 2011, 5:44 PM Feeling the heat from both Android and iOS in the global smartphone market share battle, Research in Motion on Thursday announced the availability of BlackBerry Messenger 6 (BBM 6) the latest version ...

28 July 2011

UK Police Claim To Have Arrested LulzSec Member “Topiary”. What Happens Next?

UK Police Claim To Have Arrested LulzSec Member “Topiary”. What Happens Next?
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, An 19-year old man has been arrested in the Shetland Islands, accused of being LulzSec spokesperson, “Topiary”. If found guilty, one of two things will happen next… “Topiary” — who is revealed to be a dark, brooding, leather-clad ...
Report: PayPal User Charged $4000 for Mac OS X Lion Download
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple released Mac OS X Lion last week, and in its full review, PCMag said it was "hands-down the best consumer OS on the market today." But would you pay $4000 for it? According to MacRumors, John Christman bought Lion on July 23 for ...
New fossil might be oldest known bird | The Republic
The Republic
By Daniela Hernandez Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The famous winged and feathered fossil Archaeopteryx has been knocked off its perch as the oldest known bird by a newly discovered Chinese relative that has been dubbed Xiaotingia zhengi, ...
Icy moon rains water onto Saturn
TG Daily
ESA's Herschel space observatory has solved the 14-year mystery of where the water in Saturn's upper atmosphere comes from - it's being expelled from the planet's moon Enceladus. The moon's expelling around 250 kg of water vapour every second, ...
ITC to review Samsung patent claims against Apple
San Francisco Chronicle
Paul Sancya / AP Assembly line worker Gary Phillips carries a steering wheel for a Chevrolet Volt at the Hamtramck Assembly plant. Samsung Electronics Co.'s complaint against Apple Inc. over smart-phone patents will be investigated by the US ...
Apple's iOS facial recognition could lead to Kinect-like interaction
Reuters
By Darrell Etherington at GigaOm Apple has included facial recognition technology in iOS 5, 9to5Mac discovered earlier this week. It's not something Apple is advertising about with the software update yet, but as it develops, it could become one of the ...
Trojan asteroid found following Earth
Los Angeles Times
The asteroid in the Earth's orbit around the sun has been hiding from view, mostly overhead during daylight, study finds. The Trojan asteroid remains ahead of the Earth as they both orbit the sun. (University of Western Ontario, Paul Wiegert / July 28, ...
35% of US consumers want to buy an iPhone 5
TG Daily
A staggering survey has found that more than one-third of the US actually plans on buying Apple's next iPhone. Every new version of the iPhone ends up being the most popular handset on the market, and even though there have only been a few different ...
EA preparing for 'multiple millions' of Star Wars gamers
msnbc.com
Stay up to speed with news and reviews on video games for the PC, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad, Droid, Facebook and more. Electronic Arts says it won't release "Star Wars: The Old Republic" until it's sure the game is ready. ...
Universities to bring 1Gbps broadband to local communities
CNET
by Marguerite Reardon A group of 29 universities in the US are banding together to bring ultra-high-speed broadband access to the communities surrounding their campuses in an effort to attract start-ups and spur innovation. The project called Gig. ...
These 19 Social Networks Are Bigger Than Google+ (GOOG, LNKD)
San Francisco Chronicle
Google+ has had a successful launch -- even Googlers are surprised by how fast the service got to 10 million registered users. But it's still got a long way to go. According to statistics from Experian Hitwise, Google+ was only the number 20 social ...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets LTE capability, for a price
Christian Science Monitor
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is set to hit store shelves on Thursday. But Galaxy Tab users will be forced to lock themselves into a costly data contract. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs on the Verizon LTE network. But the newest Galaxy Tab doesn't come ...
Researchers probe Google's geolocation database
CNET
by Declan McCullagh Google recently took steps to limit the disclosure of the locations of millions of iPhones, laptops, and other devices with Wi-Fi connections after a CNET article drew attention to privacy concerns. Since then, the Mountain View, ...
Plans Announced to Tank the International Space Station in the Pacific Ocean
International Business Times
K. Cameron Lau | Jul 27, 2011 | 1min:50sec Plans Announced to Tank the International Space Station in the Pacific Ocean. RussiaĆ¢€™s space agency has announced today that 2020 will mark the retirement of the International Space Station or (ISS) and in ...
Feds take closer look at Google plans to by AdMeld
Register
The US Department of Justice is taking a closer look at Google's proposed $400 million acquisition of AdMeld, a move that could delay completion of the deal. Google lawyers are no strangers to so-called "second requests," in which government regulators ...
Images show Samsung Galaxy S II heading to AT&T
Digitaltrends.com
The Galaxy S II US launch countdown has begun, and leaked details about the handset will have to keep us busy in the meantime. We recently heard that the Samsung Galaxy S II would finally be making its way to US shelves in August, but a handful of ...
Apple MacBook Air (11.6-Inch, 2011 Version)
ComputerShopper.com
When the 11.6-inch MacBook Air was originally released in 2010, the word "netbook" was bandied about, as if the Air had anything in common with these portable, but not exactly powerful, mini laptops. Let's clear something up right now: The MacBook Air ...
Broadband performance study finds huge regional disparities in US
Ars Technica
By Ryan Paul | Published July 27, 2011 5:45 PM Pando Networks has published the results of a study evaluating the Internet download performance of 4 million users across the country. The data offers some insight into regional bandwidth trends, ...
Wiretap: Palo Alto startup Nebula looks to the cloud
San Jose Mercury News
By Peter Delevett In recent months, I've seen a flurry of news surrounding visionary developers who've created widely adopted open-source software, then launched new companies to try to capitalize. First Martin Odersky, who whipped up cloud-computing ...

26 July 2011

RadioShack 2Q Net Falls 53%; Lands Verizon Pact

RadioShack 2Q Net Falls 53%; Lands Verizon Pact
Wall Street Journal
By Melissa Korn Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES RadioShack Corp.'s (RSH) second-quarter earnings slid 53% on a drop in sales at its US consumer electronics stores, but the company's stock jumped early Tuesday on news it would partner with Verizon Wireless ...
Why Mozilla's Boot to Gecko May Already Be Doomed
PC Magazine
By Sascha Segan Mozilla is at it again. You can't blame it; the once-powerful open-source consortium is irrelevant in mobile, and the Mozilla crew are, after all, the good guys. Google may once have said "don't be evil," but Mozilla puts its nonprofit ...
Survey: Video Dominates Mobile Traffic
PCWorld
By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Video streaming made up 39 percent of all mobile data traffic worldwide in the first half of this year, and YouTube accounted for a majority of that video traffic, according to a survey by traffic management vendor Allot ...
Five Things I Learned At MySpace That Could Help Google+
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, Editor's note: This guest post is written by Tom Anderson, the former President, founder and first friend on MySpace. You can now find Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ This is just a guess, but I'd bet money that Vic Gundotra ...
Juniper Networks' Sales Fall Short of Analysts' Estimates; Shares Decline
Bloomberg
By Brian Womack - Tue Jul 26 20:22:22 GMT 2011 Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR), the second- largest maker of Internet networking equipment, reported quarterly sales and profit that fell short of analysts' estimates as some customers postponed buying gear. ...
Recommended: Facebook's 'tweaked' photo changes are no big deal
msnbc.com
Facebook, iPhone, Twitter and Wii. Technology evolves at the speed of light. Msnbc.com's tech reporters and editors look at the gadgets, games and innovations changing our world. Facebook knows who your friends are. Also, what they look like. ...
Google General Counsel Says Patents Are 'Gumming Up' Innovation
Bloomberg
By Susan Decker - Tue Jul 26 17:36:42 GMT 2011 Google's Android software is now the most widely used mobile operating system, with 38.9 percent of the worldwide smartphone market, compared with 18.2 percent for Apple's iPhone, according to research ...
Can you bring a goat into an Apple retail store?
CNET
by Josh Lowensohn If you wanted to get your Apple gadget fixed, would Apple let you bring your goat in to keep you company while you waited for a spot at the Genius Bar? Comedian Mark Malkoff--who attempted to visit 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan ...
Which is Verizon's first LTE tablet? (Hint: not Xoom)
Reuters
By Kevin C. Tofel at GigaOm Verizon is launching an LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet on July 28, available in two configurations. The 16 GB model will cost $529.99, and a 32 GB version adds $100 to that. Both models are priced with ...
HTC wants to cut a deal with Apple
TG Daily
HTC has changed their stance in their patent war against Apple. It seems that HTC now wants to avoid a drawn out court battle with the litigious industry giant. According to Apple Insider, an executive with HTC has said that his company isn't above ...
Zynga Expands to China, Sans Facebook
ABC News
Zynga, the company behind popular Facebook games like "CityVille," is taking that game to China. Since Facebook is blocked in the country, it's partnering instead with local Internet portal Tencent. Zynga Inc. said late Monday night that it launched ...
China Sets Another Deep-Diving Record
Our Amazing Planet
By OurAmazingPlanet Staff The Chinese have completed the deepest dive in the country's history today, sending a manned submersible 16591 feet (5057 meters) down into the Pacific Ocean. During a six-hour dive aboard the Jiaolong, a vessel named for a...
State of the 'Net 2011: earthquakes, revolutions, scrap metal snafus
Ars Technica
By Matthew Lasar | Published July 26, 2011 3:42 PM The latest Akamai State of the Internet report is out, with its voluminous data about global Internet speeds, attack traffic, and IPv4/v6 usage in the first quarter of 2011. What the Internet server ...
Beyond Cat Videos: Online Video Watching Jumps
PC Magazine
If you've watched an online video lately, you're not alone. Approximately 71 percent of Internet users have used a video-sharing Web site like YouTube or Vimeo, up from 66 percent last year, according to a recent report from the Pew Internet & American ...
China Intensifies Internet Censorship Drive, Sets Up Web Monitoring
ITProPortal
Officials in China warned businesses in the capital city to install web surveillance technology to monitor their traffic or they may have to face hefty fine or closure. According to British daily The Telegraph, the regulatory body of China has ordered ...
Volunteers Wanted to Transcribe 'Lost Gospels'
Fox News
A screenshot of www.ancientlives.org, where volunteers are being sought to search through a treasure trove of ancient manuscripts. OXFORD, England – Thousands of volunteers are needed to help transcribe two million segments of ancient Greek writings in ...
From Dust Review
Ve3d.com
by Keza MacDonald God games are usually all about power. They give you omnipotence and the choice to do with it what you will – be good or evil, vengeful or merciful, kind or cruel. They give you power over your worshippers, the ability to command, ...
Kit steals Mac login passwords through FireWire port
Register
A California software maker has released a program that quickly recovers login passwords from Macs, even when running Apple's completely overhauled OS X Lion, that have been locked, put into sleep mode, or have FileVault disk encryption turned on. ...
Apple's Future Keyboards: No Keys?
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Apple's keyboard of the future might not have keys at all, according to a patent discovered by Patently Apple that was originally filed by a team of Apple inventors in the first quarter of 2010. Housed in a case made from glass, metal, ...
Microsoft announces new Xbox accessories for the holidays
BetaNews
By Ed Oswald | Published July 26, 2011, 3:34 PM Microsoft debuted two new accessories Tuesday that will be ready for the important holiday shopping season. A wireless headset with Bluetooth capabilities along with a new media remote are expected, ...
Fake Apple Stores in China Sign of Heavy Demand for iPhone, iPad
eWeek
China has always been known for counterfeiting high-end luxury brands. But not content to pirate software or copy phones, entrepreneurs have now cloned the entire Apple Store. Chinese officials closed two unauthorized Apple stores for operating without ...
Netflix to offer Facebook integration (outside U.S.)
CNET (blog)
by Lance Whitney Those who are both Facebook members and Netflix subscribers will soon be able to tie their two identities together in certain ways, but only if they live in Canada or Latin America. In announcing its second-quarter earnings yesterday ...
Battlefield 3 To Be Scaled Down For Consoles
GamerCenterOnline
By Kemuel Stewart July 26, 2011 Post a comment\ In a recent interview with GameZone, DICE studio head Patrick Bach discussed transferring Battlefield 3 onto console. Bach said that the biggest difference between the PC and consoles version are ...

Dell wants to make OpenStack as easy as 1-2-3
Reuters
By Derrick Harris at GigaOm On Tuesday Dell announced a reference architecture, open-source software and services offering designed to make deploying an OpenStack-based cloud as easy as following directions. Called the Dell OpenStack Cloud solution,...
Humble Indie Bundle 3 kicks off with Cogs, VVVVVV and more
TechSpot
By Matthew DeCarlo, TechSpot.com The third Humble Indie Bundle is officially underway (fourth if you count the Frozenbyte-specific event), allowing you to buy a pack of casual games for dramatically less than their usual retail price while ...
How to Stop Cybercrooks: Take Their Pals to Court
Wired News
By Noah Shachtman The best way to stop the tide of global cybercrime may be to sue the pants off of the hosting companies and Internet Service Providers Online that are backing the crooks. No one knows exactly how big the cybercrime underground is. ...
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