24 August 2011

8.7 Million Species Exist on Earth

8.7 Million Species Exist on Earth
International Business Times
There are 8.7 million different species on Earth, researchers said on Tuesday, revealing new research that is being billed as the "most precise calculation ever offered." The results are presented in the journal PLoS Biology. ...
Facebook does major overhaul of privacy settings
San Francisco Chronicle
Facebook said today it was overhauling its privacy settings to give members easier, more precise control over who sees posts, photos and other content over the vast social network. Privacy has been a consistently sticky problem for the Palo Alto firm, ...
Google Feels the Pain of Users Who Can't Get on Google+
By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Google is keenly aware that many people are eager to set up profiles in Google+, the company's new social network, but the site will remain in a limited trial while the company works feverishly toward a broader rollout ...
What happens when Google+ cuts you off?
On Friday, Google tangled with the wrong Google+ user with an unusual name: Violet Blue. Blue is a high-profile writer--at least in sex and technology blogging circles--who's even given two talks at Google. And she detailed her weekend-long Google+ ...
Google updates Chrome, fixes 11 flaws
By Matt Liebowitz Google released an updated version of its popular Chrome Web browser, fixing 11 security vulnerabilities in the process. The most serious bug Google tackled in updating to version 13.0.782.215 of the browser was a critical memory ...
Sprint to sell new BlackBerry Curve 9350 starting Sept. 9
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Sprint announced it will start selling RIM's new BlackBerry Curve 9350 smartphone on Sept. 9 for $79.99, after rebate. Research In Motion announced the Curve 9350 and two similar Curve smartphones earlier Tuesday, ...
Report: Cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 Coming 'Within Weeks'
Tom's Guide
The iPhone 5 rumors have been at a constant flow over the last few weeks but it's been a while since we heard anything about an iPhone Nano. The so-called iPhone Nano, a smaller, cheaper iPhone, has been rumored for years. ...
Samsung considering purchase of HP's PC business - report
Apple Insider
By Chris Smith Samsung is reportedly considering outsourcing notebook production to Taiwan-based OEMs, a move which sources attribute to the company's unofficial interest in purchasing HP's PC business. DigiTimes reports that Samsung contacted Quanta ...
Monster Cable Scion Starts New Headphone Company
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Audiophiles have a new headphone manufacturer to check out with SOL Republic's emergence from stealth mode Tuesday. The new "music lifestyle" company, co-founded by the son of Monster Cable founder Noel Lee, hits the ground running with ...
Dish Network Hopes to Build LTE Cellular Network
By Nancy Gohring, IDG News Satellite TV provider Dish Network hopes to build a 4G cellular network, if the US Federal Communications Commission permits it, according to a filing the satellite provider made on Monday. Dish, which earlier this year ...
Using the social media whirl to date
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The game of courtship has changed for singles who are increasingly plugged into several social networking sites, but are the rules different? With hundreds of millions of users using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and now Google Plus each month, ...
Wireless Carriers See No Network Damage from Quake
Wall Street Journal
By Greg Bensinger Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--The biggest US wireless carriers said their networks were running normally again and were spared any structural damage from a 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Richmond, Va., one of the larger ...
Samsung to Apple: Kubrick made first iPad
Sydney Morning Herald
Stanley Kubrick, not Apple, designed the iPad, Samsung says in a bizarre patent defence that cites 2001: A Space Odyssey as an argument for why its copycat tablet shouldn't be pulled from sale in the US. Even more surprising is the fact that a senior ...
How long will protests trigger BART station closures?
San Jose Mercury News
By Denis Cuff The protesters who disrupted BART service twice in the past week during the busy evening commute are gearing up for another demonstration next week. However, one BART official hopes the station closures that marked previous protests will ...
Ubisoft to publish Shoot Many Robots, developer promises solid PC version
Ars Technica
By Ben Kuchera | Published August 23, 2011 7:01 PM Shoot Many Robots is a promising side-scrolling shooter, and a title we have been keeping an eye on. The game is scheduled to be released on the 360, PS3, and PC as a digital download, and it was just ...
Android Most Targeted Mobile Malware in Q2 2011: McAfee
Mobile malware developers are focusing on Android devices more than any other platform. But mobile malware remains a tiny segment of total malware output Google's Android has overtaken Java Micro Edition as the most attacked mobile platform, ...
Pre 3 Slashed to $75 Overseas; USA Plans Nuked
Tom's Guide
HP has canceled plans to sell its webOS-based Pre 3 in North America. Meanwhile, the phone is now selling in the UK and France for a meager $75. Earlier today, webOS chief Stephen DeWitt said that the unlocked Pre 3 smartphone is being launched in very ...
Is Flash Memory The Way To Go For Storage Start-Ups?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Scott Denne There's near universal agreement that flash will replace hard disk drives in enterprise storage, but it's not clear if it's a new feature for established vendors or a disruptive opportunity to build a new, lasting company. ...
PlayStation Home To Get A Theme Park Style Makeover
Lorenzo Winfrey: You guys are lucky, can't find one anywhere. Oh well guess I don't need one How much time have you spent in Home lately? In amongst the impossibly pretty but slightly scary looking people dancing the robot you may have noticed that ...
35 percent of tablet owners take theirs to the toilet
There's almost no place a tablet won't go these days--more than a third of slate owners say they've even taken their tab into the bathroom with them. No word on whether the old-school print magazines and newspapers of the world consider this new ...
Twitter Image Galleries Open Up Business Outreach
By Ilie Mitaru, PCWorld All those pictures you've been posting to Twitter using third-party apps, such as Instagram or TwitPic, will appear on your Twitter profile starting Monday. According to the announcement, the galleries will automatically display ...
Advertisers look into face scan technology | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Advertisers are always on the lookout for the next big thing in terms of hitting their target audience, and facial [...]
Technology Frustration in a Multi-Device World
By Richard MacManus
In a review of Sherry Turkle's book Alone Together, John Battelle notes a familiar experience in regards to technology: "this cake ain't baked. I mean, think about it. Facebook: Not quite right. Smart phones? Not quite right.
Welcome to HMV, Your Technology Superstore... - Digital Music News
By paul
In the latest stab at survival, the retailer is now opening 150 "Fast Forward" technology stores and supporting the effort with a massive media campaign. Stores are being rapidly retrofitted across the UK & Ireland. ...
Digital Music News
WWE '12 Predator technology - Eurogamer Videos | Eurogamer.net
The latest videos, trailers, and teasers for WWE '12 Predator technology.
The Knowledge Effect | Some thoughts on information technology ...
By Tom Golway
The industry has evolved since then and while technology has advanced, comprehensive information security is far more extensive than the conventional wisdom of relying on technology based solutions such as firewalls, anti-virus and ...
The Knowledge Effect

Summary Box: Report Says Sprint to Get iPhone
ABC News
By AP THE REPORT: The Wall Street Journal says Sprint Nextel Corp. will start selling the iPhone in mid-October. It will get both the new iPhone 5 and the current model, the iPhone 4. THE COMPETITION: The iPhone 5 will launch at the same time that AT&T ...

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