10 September 2011

Cyber attack on Europe exposes big flaws in security

Cyber attack on Europe exposes big flaws in Internet security
Los Angeles Times
The attack over the summer was apparently launched in Iran and compromised a Dutch company's digital authentication certificates. Without trustworthy certificates, users who think they're dealing with online banks or sites such as such as Google might ...
Google Music launches web app for iOS
Mobiputing
Google Music is now available on the iPhone, thanks to a web app. You could always use an iPhone web browser to access the full desktop version of Google's music streaming service, but the new wep app is optimized for small, touchscreen devices. ...
Even Conan O'Brien Is On the Hunt For The Missing iPhone 5
Business Insider
On last night's show, Conan O'Brien showed a parody Apple commercial of Apple employees asking for the stolen iPhone 5 prototype back. Conan O'Brien is an American TV host and comedian. He hosted Late Night with Conan O'Brien from 1993 to 2009, ...
Summary Box: German court rules against Samsung
BusinessWeek
By AP THE RULING: A German court says Samsung Electronics cannot sell its new Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer in Germany. WHY: It says the design too closely resembles Apple's iPad 2. Apple had taken Samsung to court over its Galaxy line. ...
Xbox 360 sales below 1300 units in Japan
Punch Jump
Sales for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 hardware tallied below 1300 units in the latest Japan retail figures. Media Create Co. on Fri. reported that the Xbox 360 sold 1228 units between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2 to rank No. 8 in overall sales. ...
Netflix now supports all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices
This Is My Next
After some months of only supporting a few select Android devices, Netflix has rolled out a new update that should work on all Android smartphones running Froyo or Gingerbread. According to Google's developer page, supporting both 2.2 and 2.3 should ...
The Sims Social overtakes FarmVille, Next up, CityVille?
Gamezebo
By Joel Brodie There are certain truths in life. The sky is blue. Coffee sure tastes swell after a restless night of non-sleep. And Zynga rules the charts when it comes to Facebook games. Well, looks like The Sims Social really is a contender. ...
Apple Blocks DigiNotar Digital Certificates
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Never one to follow the crowd, Apple on Friday finally got around to blocking digital certificates from DigiNotar. Cupertino released a security update today for Mac OS X v10.6.8, Mac OS X Server v10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7.1, ...
EA's Origin Hosting Third-Party Content 'Very Soon'; 4M Client Installs
Gamasutra
by Kris Graft [Console/PC, Social/Online, Business] Publisher Electronic Arts is putting major focus on its digital strategy, and a key component of that is the company's new Origin digital distribution platform, where it currently sells EA-published...
Crimson Alliance Review
GamingExcellence
By Isabel Jarvo, GamingExcellence I love downloadable games. Yeah, I said it. Gaming purists seethe at the idea of not running their calloused fingers over the smooth edges of a new disc, smelling the (likely toxic) aroma when the box is first opened ...
Sprint intros international mobile cellular router
CNET (blog)
Sprint announced today its first mobile cellular router that can be used both within the US and internationally, the International Mobile Hotspot by ZTE. This is similar to the Sprint Mifi 4082, with one big exception: it doesn't support 4G networks. ...
Pole-to-Pole Flights Map Global Greenhouse Gases
LiveScience.com
A detailed map of the global distribution of greenhouse gases, based on readings from five pole-to-pole research flights over three years, is painting an unprecedented portrait of our warming atmosphere. Some of the preliminary findings of the "HIPPO" ...
6 reasons Amazon needs to buy Hulu
VentureBeat
The bidding war for Hulu is heating up, with Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and DirecTV still in the mix. Google is rumored to have made an aggressive offer for Hulu. It may be hard for anyone to match Google's ability to pay, but Amazon needs to find a way to ...
McLaren Showroom Opens In Milan
Motorward
Continuing its global expansion program, McLaren opens their first ever showroom in Italy in Milan. McLaren Milan is one of 35 retailers worldwide to be appointed by McLaren to sell its future range of high performance sports cars, starting with the ...
Deep Space Capsule Comes Alive With First Weld
Sacramento Bee
By NASA NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991, and marked a significant milestone in ...
'Machinarium' available on iPad 2
Digital Spy
By Scott Nichols, Gaming Reporter Amanita Design has said that the title is only compatible with iPad 2 due to memory and CPU constraints. Mobile versions are also in development for capable Android tablets and the Blackberry Playbook. ...
Minecraft Adventure Update Pre-Release Build Out Now
games.on.net
The launch date for Minecraft Version 1.8 may have been pushed back to September 12, but gamers can still spend the weekend enjoying the Adventure Update if they're willing to play pre-release code. While quite buggy, this new build of the cult hit ...
The dos and don'ts of photo editing
CNN International
You've researched, planned and shot an excellent photographic story -- well, unfortunately your work is not done. You will need to edit your imagery into a cohesive body which best communicates the facts, the emotions and core storyline to your viewers ...
Twitter Crosses 100 Million Active-User Milestone
NewsFactor Network
By Jennifer LeClaire Some 35 global heads of state use Twitter, including 84 percent of US governors and every major presidential candidate. And more than 40 percent of what Twitter has classified as "top global religious leaders" are on Twitter, ...
Prehistoric clay disks found in northwestern Alaska
Reuters
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Four decorated clay disks have been discovered at a prehistoric site in Alaska, apparently the first artifacts of their type discovered in the state, the University of Alaska Museum of the North said. ...
3 inlet beaches are most eroded in Charleston
Lake Wylie Pilot
AP State environmental officials say the inlet beaches on Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island and Folly Beach are considered the "most critically eroded" Charleston-area beaches. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported (http://bit.ly/nwBpNq) that the ...
Arcade Review: Driver San Francisco melts your brain (in a fun way)
National Post (blog)
Driver's story takes a bit of a left-turn from the rest of the series. Imagine a game developer pulling ever larger and more improbable objects out of his arse, while constantly making reference to the growing impossibility of it all. ...
Evernote considers IPO as growth picks up
Reuters Canada
By Liana B. Baker NEW YORK (Reuters) - Evernote, which makes a popular app for taking notes and storing data on tablets, phones and personal computers, is considering filing for an initial public offering by the end of next year, its chief executive ...
Stand-out apps from Pitch San Francisco 2011
OnSoftware
By Amber Sass on 9 September, 2011 Some of the most promising start-up companies were present at yesterday's Pitch San Francisco 2011. Hosted on the club level concourse of AT&T Park, the venue was just about as impressive as the start-ups. ...
Va Va Voom down to the Co-operative Motor Group
Hucknall Today
Almost everyone likes listening to music in their cars, so Renault is on fairly safe ground with its Clio I-Music special editions. An upgraded specification including Bluetooth connectivity and a decent stereo with the capacity to link up music ...
Wind tunnel helps show how birds fly so far without water
Los Angeles Times
Canadian scientists, using a state-of-the art device, discover that long-distance migrators burn muscle and organs instead of fat. Bar-tailed godwits are a migratory bird species that feeds in mud flats left behind at low tide on the Bering Sea in ...
Infographic: Return on Investment for SEO | Marketing Technology ...
By Douglas Karr
Doug will be part of Techpoint's Executive Roundtable on the value of branding & marketing in thetechnology marketplace. Branding and marketing are perpetual hot topics because they are constantly changing and evolving - especially ...
Marketing Technology Blog
Car-to-Car Communication System to Get a ... - Technology Review
A trial involving thousands of cars could pave the way for technology aimed at cutting accidents and traffic jams.
www.technologyreview.com/communications/38525/

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