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. Russia’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 ...

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