09 August 2011

Mobile Malware: Protect Yourself Against Evolving Threats


Mobile Malware: Protect Yourself Against Evolving Threats
InformationWeek
Android users are now 2 1/2 times more likely to encounter malware than a mere six months ago, a report finds. By Kurt Marko InformationWeek When it comes to mobile security threats targeting our smartphones and tablets, unlike in biology, ...
Building Blocks of DNA Found in Meteorites from Space
Space.com
The components of DNA have now been confirmed to exist in extraterrestrial meteorites, researchers announced. A different team of scientists also discovered a number of molecules linked with a vital ancient biological process, adding weight to the idea ...
New Google+ App Opens Door to Apple Ecosystem [VIDEO]
International Business Times
Google is building on top of the allure of its new social network, Google+, with the release of an updated app that will work on all Apple devices. The move follows the release of an iPhone only app last month, which has now been enhanced to work on ...
Facebook use linked to teen psych disorders
Computerworld
By Sharon Gaudin Computerworld - Using Facebook and other social networks can have some significant negative effects on teenagers and young adults, says a California State University researcher. Actually, using sites like Facebook can be linked to some ...
Chimps, Like Humans, Exhibit Altruism: Report
International Business Times
A new study found that chimpanzees show concern for the welfare of fellow chimps, upending an assumption that chimps are inherently selfish and suggesting that human social behavior has its roots in our evolutionary forebears. ...
With iPad Included, Apple Dominates the Notebook Market
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington To include the iPad, or not include the iPad? It makes a big difference in notebook market shares. Source: Deutsche Bank Most calculations of market share in the portable computing arena don't include the iPad, ...
Battlefield 3 is not coming to Steam, but EA has a real reason
Ars Technica
By Ben Kuchera | Published August 8, 2011 10:13 AM Gamers have been worried for some time about their ability to buy Battlefield 3 from Steam, and EA has now provided an official statement on the matter: until Valve changes its policies, the game won't ...
Save a tree or two, use Taiwan erasable paper
Reuters
TAIPEI (Reuters Life!) - "i2R e-Paper" is paper but not paper as we know it -- not yet, anyway, say its Taiwan developers. The product uses a thermal printer, the same kind as that used in fax machines. When the message is no longer needed, ...
Google's Chromium Browser Gets Experimental Tablet Touchscreen UI Demo
SlashGear
Although Google has made it clear that its Chrome OS for Chromebooks are not meant for the tablet, there are certainly signs that Google is working on a touch-friendly interface for its Chrome browser. A new demo video has been released showing an ...
'Petaflop' computer flap: IBM unplugs itself from supercomputer project at ...
Washington Post
By AP, CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — IBM Corp. is leaving a project at the University of Illinois to build the world's fastest supercomputer. The university's National Center for Supercomputing Applications and IBM said in a brief statement Monday that IBM ..
Windows Phone Manager Quits Microsoft to do Startup
PCWorld
By Paul Suarez, PCWorld Aug 8, 2011 4:25 PM Microsoft veteran and Windows Phone Manager Charlie Kindel announced Monday he would be leaving Microsoft after 21 years to start a new company. "I'm not yet ready to disclose details about the new venture ...
Sony, Samsung Join 3-D Glasses Project
Wall Street Journal
By DREW FITZGERALD Electronics heavyweights Sony Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. signed on to a project to standardize the technology used to connect 3-D glasses with the latest high-definition televisions. The agreement initiated by Panasonic Corp. ...
Apple Offers a $999 iMac for Schools
Mashable
The computer, first noticed by MacRumors, costs $999 — about $200 less than the models available to the general public. Lowering the price seems to have come at the expense of some bells and whistles. The education-only iMac does not, for instance, ...
Flying-iPad smuggling operation busted
CNET
Authorities in China and Hong Kong have cracked the case of the flying iPads. In a "Mission: Impossible"-style smuggling operation, iPads, iPhones, and other coveted gadgets were being ferried across the river that separates Hong Kong and Shenzhen via...
Mars Rover Opportunity Nearing Next (and Final?) Frontier
National Geographic
With not quite 400 feet (122 meters) to go, tomorrow the Mars rover Opportunity should reach the end of a three-year journey to Endeavour crater, a 14-mile-wide (22-kilometer-wide) impact basin near the red planet's equator. ...
RIM's First QNX-based BlackBerry Could Hit Markets in Early 2012
International Business Times
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 8, 2011 5:37 PM EDT RIM may be releasing its first QNX-based BlackBerry, the Colt, in the first quarter, according to a report by Boy Genius Report. The report, citing an anonymous source, states that the first QNX ...
News: Developers Can Transition to Apple's iCloud Now
The Mac Observer
While general users can't do so yet, people who are Apple Developer Program members can begin migrating their MobileMe accounts to Apple's new iCloud service, which is expected to see wide release this fall. Even after the migration, users will still ...
Anonymous, LulzSec Dump Data from 70 Sheriff's Offices
eWeek
Under the banner of its "AntiSec," campaign the so-called "hacktivist" collective Anonymous and its counterparts in the recently-resurrected LulzSec struck again, this time going after multiple law enforcement agencies in the United States, ...

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