21 August 2011

5 things you probably didn't know could be hacked

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Verizon Workers Decide to End Strike, Even Without New Contract
ABC News
By DEAN SCHABNER Verizon workers picket in front of the company's headquarters on Aug. 7, 2011, in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP Photo) The 45000 Verizon wireline workers will end their strike and return to work beginning Monday night, even though no new ...
HP's Latest Fiasco: The Vanishing $99 TouchPad
InformationWeek
HP killed the TouchPad and other WebOS devices, but they were available for $99 at various retailers. Unfortunately some buyers rushed to snap them up, but were shut out. By Art Wittmann InformationWeek It wasn't quite the scene you'll find for the ...
RIM's BlackBerry music service to cost $5 a month for 50 songs
Apple Insider
By Josh Ong New details on Research in Motion's rumored BlackBerry Messenger music service have emerged, with the mini-subscription plan expected to cost $5 a month for 50 songs when it arrives this fall. Reports first emerged on Thursday that RIM was ...
Google Plus Starts Verifying 'Celebrity' Accounts
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Stuck with sleepless nights, worrying over whether the Dolly Parton on Google Plus is actually the real Dolly Parton? Worry no longer, country-western fan: This example is just one of many that Google is now alleviating through the ...
Reports: iPad 3 coming early next year
Blast
By John M. Guilfoil Apple may start manufacturing the iPad 3 in the fall for a release date sometime early next year, according to reports. The Wall Street Journal first reported this latest Apple rumor. According to the newspaper, the iPad 3 “is ...
Week in gaming: Age of Empires Online, Battlefield 3, PS3 price drop
Ars Technica
By Ben Kuchera | Published August 20, 2011 2:00 PM What a week! Gaming was a little short on stories this week, as I was caught between an illness that knocked me out of the office for a day and finishing work on a longer feature about game development ...
BART Plans Wednesday Meeting to Discuss Cellular Shutoff Policy
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Recent protests on the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system didn't do very much to stop subway use by area commuters – even though last Monday's protest, convened by online hacktivist group Anonymous, managed to shut down ...
Google offers stay-at-home adventurers Street View images of the Amazon
Digitaltrends.com
At some point, Google is going to start running out of areas to map. However, there's finally a mosquito-free way to explore the intricate beauty of the Amazon rainforest thanks to Google Street View. In a partnership with the Sustainable Amazon ...
YouTube-Google+ Feature Lets Users Have Video-watching Party
PCWorld
By Christina DesMarais, PCWorld Aug 20, 2011 8:10 AM That means if you want to participate in making the latest viral video even more infectious, you can do it by combining the power of Google+'s Hangout and YouTube's video-sharing functions. ...
Apple Sneaks A Big Change Into iOS 5: Phasing Out Developer Access To The UDID
Washington Post
By TechCrunch.com, Apple is making a lot of big changes to its mobile operating system with iOS 5, which is dribbling out in betas for developers ahead of a general release later this year. But there is one big change some developers are just starting ...
Google Maps now has weather forecasts
Moneycontrol.com
Google, in a blog post , has announced its tie up with Weather.com and the US Naval Research Laboratory to bring weather information and cloud data on its Maps application. When you look up a certain city or area in Google maps, there will be an icon ...
INTRODUCING THE FISKER KARMA: 'The car to have in 2012'
Palm Beach Post
By Keith Merritt Even in the fast-changing world we live in these days, rarely do we get to say "I've never seen anything like this before," and really mean it. However, that is precisely the feeling you get with the 2012 Fisker Karma, first introduced ...
HP will not make PCs, tablets and mobile phones anymore
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Plans for the future of Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HP) were confirmed after several rumors appeared recently. The World number one manufacturer of PCs will stop making them. Besides desktops and laptops, HP will drop the production of tablets and mobile ...
Uncharted 3 single player "Airstrip" uncut gameplay
Attack of the Fanboy
The crown jewel in the Sony's 2011 onslaught of console exclusives is just around the corner. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is thought by many fans to be the best of the best when it comes to games that are only playable on the PlayStation 3. ...
Ocean Algae Blooms Off Jersey Shore
Patch.com
By Tom Dunphy The former Thunderbird Motel (now known as The Ocean Club) faces the sea next to Brick Beach III and across from Bayside Park on Rt. 35. A series of environmental circumstances over the past several days has led to a major algae bloom off ...
Walruses haul-out three weeks early, global warming blamed
USA Today (blog)
By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY An extremely early sea ice melt-off has sent thousands of Pacific walruses onto the beaches of northwest Alaska, placing pups in danger of being crushed on the crowded shoreline for the fourth year out of the past five due ...
NASA Engineers Map to Track 'Amazing' Antarctic Ice Flow
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 20, 2011 5:32 PM EDT In a bid to track future sea-level increases from climate change, researchers at NASA have come out with the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica. ...
Comcast withdraws complaint over DirectTV's package
Reuters
The offices and studios of Comcast Entertainment Group which operates E! Entertainment Television, the Style Network and G4 network is pictured in Los Angeles November 12, 2009. By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Comcast has dropped the ball ...
Alaska's Mysterious 'Orange Goo': Actually Fungus
TIME
Mida Swan / AP First we thought it was eggs. Scientists now say the mysterious orange substance washing up on Alaskan shores was fungal spores. Which one of those is the grosser option? Remains hard to say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
Anonymous hacks US defense contractor
GMANews.TV
Hacktivist group Anonymous struck again this week, attacking the website of a US defense contractor and stealing and publishing thousands of its emails and documents. Computer security firm Sophos said the victim, Vanguard Defense Industries, ...
Apple to Curtail Access to User Identifier
TheStreet.com
By TheStreet Staff 08/20/11 - 05:19 PM EDT NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple(AAPL) reportedly is telling software developers to stop using a feature that allows them to track users of iPhones and iPads. The move may be in reaction to privacy concerns. ...
Microsoft Deactivates Evasive Supercookies
ITProPortal
Microsoft Corporation has reportedly disabled the tracking mechanism, dubbed as a supercookie that allowed the company to keep track of users' web activity even if the cookies and data history were cleared. According to tech website, the Computer World ...
Evernote takes over Skitch, to improve Mac App
TechShout!
By Editorial Staff - With a purpose to include new functionalities to its applications, Evernote has decided to take over popular Apple application developer Skitch which is known for its image handlings and annotation capabilities. ...

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