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?
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...

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