08 August 2011

Anonymous and LulzSec Hack US Police Files Nationwide

Anonymous and LulzSec Hack US Police Files Nationwide
SlashGear
In an effort to continue their reign of hacking news supremacy, both LulzSec and Anonymous have claimed responsibility for a 10 gigabyte file containing social security numbers, credit card details, and vast amounts of police files including emails and ...
iOS 5 update: Dictation feature found in latest beta release
VentureBeat
No Sunday slumber for developers: Apple released its fifth beta (pre-release) version of iOS 5 today. The update, which is only available to developers, can be downloaded wirelessly to iOS devices. There are still bugs in the beta, such as volume ...
Juno's Trip to Jupiter May Yield Clues About the Sun
International Business Times
Each planet in the solar system holds a special meaning for scientists. Mars, for example, is combed for evidence of liquid water and life. For Jupiter, it's all about its sun-like qualities. Last Friday, NASA launched spacecraft Juno to investigate ...
It's The 20th Birthday Of World Wide Web
Secaucus New Jersey News
It's been 20 years and today, the World Wide Web is still up and running. On August 6, 1991. Time Berners-Lee presented an outline of a project for systematizing information and data on a computer network using a “web” of hyperlinks. ...
Is G+ Putting Facebook On The Defensive?
TechCrunch
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+. If it's not obvious yet, Google+ is going to be able to “undercut” Facebook ...
Samsung Hercules Revealed as Galaxy S II Variant
SlashGear
It appears quite obvious that the following photos are of the newest variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II, this time in what's called the Samsung Hercules. This device will, if proven to confirm specs rumored thus far, be T-Mobile's first HSPA+ 42Mbps ...
Your Smartphone: a New Frontier for Hackers
ABC News
By JORDAN ROBERTSON AP Technology Writer Last week, security researchers uncovered yet another strain of malicious software aimed at smartphones that run Google's popular Android operating system. The application not only logs details about incoming ...
John Kelly: Atlas V rising to occasion
Florida Today
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 7. The rocket carried a new generation missile warning satellite for the US military. / Craig Bailey, FLORIDA TODAY America may have its next human ...
Facebook SPAM King Compromises 500000 Accounts
SlashGear
A fellow by the name of Sanford Wallace, otherwise known as one of the “Spam Kings”, has been charged with 11 federal criminal counts, these counts related to 27 MILLION unsolicited SPAM messages sent via Facebook servers. ...
Mobile computing giants in patent free-for-all
San Jose Mercury News
By Brandon Bailey The mobile computing boom has turned into a courthouse war of the titans, as big tech companies are increasingly engaged in high-dollar legal disputes over lucrative patents for the software that makes smartphones and tablets so ...
Solar Flares Could Hit GPS
AVweb
By Russ Niles, Editor-in-Chief It might be time to review those VOR skills in light of sunspot activity that had the potential to disrupt GPS signals on Friday and Saturday. On Thursday, the sun sent a significant burst of electromagnetic energy toward ...
TouchPad Downgrade Highlights iPad Dominance
International Business Times
Hewlett Packard (HPQ) reduced the price of its TouchPad tablet computer again, highlighting the uphill battle manufacturers will need to overcome as they go head-to-head against the dominant Apple iPad line of tablets. The Palo-Alto Calif. ...
Developers Can Now Move Their MobileMe Accounts to iCloud
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Developers can now move their MobileMe accounts over to iCloud. Apple has opened a new portal at me.com/move that allows devs to transition their entire account to the new platform, 9to5Mac first reported. When users log in through the ...
FBI creates ChildID iPhone app
Washington Examiner
If your child goes missing, you want to be able to show authorities current photos quickly, provide information such as the child's height and weight and get guidance about what to do. Now, thanks to the FBI, there's an app for that. ...
Featured sight for week of 8/7: the Perseid Meteor Shower
Examiner.com
It's a new week, which means a new featured, cosmic sight. This week's feature: one of the biggest astronomical events o the year, one that is so famous that even most non-astronomers know about it: the Perseid Meteor Shower, which will peak on the the ...
Symantec: Shady RAT attacks may not be from China
PC Authority
by Nicole Kobie on Aug 7, 2011 Security firm Symantec has said it's unclear where the so-called Shady RAT attacks originated - and rebuffed claims it's the biggest hack ever. This week, rival firm McAfee said it had uncovered the "biggest ever" data ...
PSN PLAY Is PS3's Answer To Summer Of Arcade
Cinema Blend
Every year Xbox Live holds a "Summer of Arcade" promotion, a string of weekly, high-profile Xbox Live Arcade releases. Sony will be launching a similar program for the PS3 this month, called "PSN PLAY." Four games are planned for this year's PSN PLAY: ...

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