25 October 2011

'Anonymous' Busts Child Porn Ring

'Anonymous' Busts Child Porn Ring
PC Magazine
By Sara Yin Hacker group Anonymous briefly crashed a large collection of child pornography Web sites, and published the names of its patrons. Last week, the cyber vigilantes, better known for targeting large corporations and oppressive government ...
Smartphone sales fell in the U.S. for the first time during Q3
Fortune
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt October 24, 2011: 10:58 AM ET Analyst sees "ominous signs" for Android vendors. Says Q4 may be the quarter 'droid users switch to Apple's iPhone 4S Drawing from AT&T's (T) and Verizon's (VZ) reports for the September quarter, ...
Apple updates iPad 2 Smart Covers with color changes
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Apple on Monday revised its lineup of magnetic Smart Covers for the iPad 2, adding a few color options while discontinuing the orange polyurethane version, among other changes. As can be seen on the order page for Apple's online store, ...
The 'Trade Secret' To Building Battlefield 3
Gamasutra
by Staff [Console/PC, Design] In a new feature interview, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach explains to Gamasutra the essential ingredient for keeping a large team functional and on target for a major release. "You could call it a trade secret ...
Hackers May Have Stolen Sensitive Defense Info from Japan's Largest Weapons ...
DailyTech
Japan's largest weapons supplier, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, was the target of a cyber attack that was reported in August 2011. Now, the Asahi newspaper reports that sensitive defense information may have leaked due to the hacks. ...
Amazon adds HTML5 ebooks in Kindle Format 8
SlashGear
Amazon is talking up the new features that it is adding to the Kindle Format 8 (KF8) upgrade for ebooks. The key feature is the support of HTML5 in the new format. That HTML5 support brings all sort of goodies with it that will make ebooks using the ...
Orionid meteor shower thrills skywatchers
Mother Nature Network
Cold weather didn't stop stargazers from getting a look at the Orionid meteor shower over the weekend. By Tariq Malik, SPACE.comMon, Oct 24 2011 at 10:05 AM EST STARGAZER'S DELIGHT: A meteor streaks across the night sky near Las Vegas in 2009 during ...
BlizzCon 2011: The 4 Most Important Announcements
PCWorld
By Matt Peckham, PCWorld Oct 24, 2011 8:05 AM You probably don't want to hear about Blizzard today, what with Battlefield 3 shipping to stores and launching tonight, so here's the Cliff's Notes version of what went down at BlizzCon 2011 this weekend. ...
Samsung Transform Ultra Coming Drops Boost Mobile Exclusivity, Coming To Sprint
Android Police
The mid-range Samsung Transform Ultra was recently announced for Boost Mobile, a pre-paid subsidiary of Sprint. It looks like the Now Network loved this little guy so much, though, that it just had to snag its own version, too -- but don't expect many ...
GoPro Introduces HD Hero2 Sports Cam
Twice
By Greg Tarr -- TWICE, 10/24/2011 Half Moon Bay, Calif. - GoPro announced Monday the HD Hero2 video camera designed for sports, which is said to be twice a powerful as the original GoPro HD Hero model. The HD Hero2, which is available now through ...
Dayton gas prices dip 13 cents in past week
Dayton Business Journal
On Monday, Dayton-area gas prices averaged $3.23 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel, down about 13 cents from a week ago. Local gas prices have made a modest decline in the past week, but remain higher than they were at this time a year ago. ...
SB Nation's iPhone App 1.1: New And Updated With Bells And Whistles
Tomahawk Nation
by Bud Elliott on Oct 24, 2011 10:06 AM EDT in FSU Football Great news, y'all: The SB Nation iPhone app v1.1 is now available in the App Store. SB Nation heard you loud and clear, listened to your feedback and suggestions, and produced an updated ...
Duqu Virus, McRib, iPod: Hot Trends
TheStreet.com
By Brittany Umar 10/24/11 - 10:11 AM EDT NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet Monday include "Duqu virus," a new Trojan virus discovered by computer scientists. Symantec(SYMC) said it's unknown where the virus originated, ...
Avnet Named One of the Top 12 Green-IT Organizations in the U.S.
MarketWatch (press release)
PHOENIX, Oct 24, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. /quotes/zigman/218726/quotes/nls/avt AVT +1.03% today announced that it has been selected by IDG's Computerworld as one of the Top Green-IT Vendor Organizations in the ...
Giant Single-Celled Creatures Lurk Deep in the Ocean
International Business Times
Giant single-celled animals live nearly seven miles below the ocean surface, about the deepest depth any creature has been found. Using specially engineered cameras, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in July scoped the...
US police data officer leaked by angry hackers
Techworld.com
By John E Dunn | Techworld | Published: 15:38, 24 October 2011 Hacktivists have disrupted dozens of US police websites and leaked the personal details of up to 2000 officers, apparently in protest at the treatment meted out to supporters of the ...
Sprint to impose cap on unlimited plans for mobile dongles and hotspots (USA)
Wireless Federation
Sprint, the third largest carrier in the United States, has announced that they will be ending their unlimited data plans for mobile broadband dongles and mobile hotspot add-on services. As per reports, a cap of 5GB will be imposed in the case of ...
'Kirby's Return to Dreamland' Article Rating
New York Daily News
BY Ebenezer Samuel The swan song of the Nintendo Wii begins on Tuesday, with a game that could easily be confused for a relic, "Kirby's Return to Dreamland." Everyone's favorite ghost reminds us of everything we love and hate about the Wii. ...
Lytro Light Field Camera lets you focus after taking your shot
ZDNet (blog)
By Janice Chen | October 23, 2011, 9:53am PDT Summary: A revolutionary new camera based on decades of research promises to turn digital imaging as we know it on its ear. Just four months after Lytro created a ton of buzz by promising to revolutionize ...
New hearing aid technology removes clatter | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
Ever heard of the hearing loop before? No? Perhaps in due time, it will gain far more recognition as this [...]
Ubergizmo
Getting Technology Out of the Classroom? | Rightly Understood | Big ...
By Peter Lawler
Such technology is a distraction, turning attention away from reading, writing, numbers, talking, and thinking. It's certainly difficult to deny that computers inhibit "human interaction and attention spans." So more useful by far than iPads and ...
Big Think
mental_floss Blog » Cookie Monster: “Me Love Technology”
By Chris Higgins
Cookie Monster: “Me Love Technology” by Chris Higgins - October 24, 2011 - 11:20 AM. For today's retro-techo-nostalgiariffic lovefest, I happened across an old Sesame Street video of Cookie Monster learning about computers from Prairie ...
mental_floss Blog
Pentagon fair spotlights energy-efficient technology exhibits ...
Propane and methanol fuel cells, solar-panel collectors and wind turbines are just a few examples of alternative-energy sources on display this week in the.
Defense Technology News at DefenceTal...
Children and Technology - Why be Concerned | Care2 Healthy Living
By Sara, from Institute of HeartMath
Nourishing the Heart is a weekly column by Sara Childre and Deborah Rozman, Institute of HeartMath. This week's column looks at the pros and cons of children and their increased use of technology.
Care2 Healthy Living
Programming possibilities: recognising facial recognition technology ...
By Adrian Bridgwater
As seemingly impossible as we might have thought it 50 or 60-years ago that a journalist would be using an electronic slab to write this story 33000 feet in the air, there was also a time when the notion of facial recognition technology was ...
CWDN
Sisvel Technology showcases 3D TV tile format at electronicAsia ...
By James Patterson
A demonstration of its 3D TV Tile Format was showcased by Sisvel Technology from Hong Kong at the ElectronicAsia event that is going on for this week. The company has collaborated with BLT professional panelizer, a Utah Scientific mixer ...
Good 3D TV - 3D TV News - The latest ...
Technology in America's Most Notorious Prison
By Brent Rose
Do prison inmates surf the Internet? Do they have gadgets? Do they make gadgets? Do they make weapons? Where do they get their porn and booze?
Gizmodo
New Technology Could Double Solar Cell Efficiency
By RP Siegel
Solar photovoltaic prices are coming down. Between 1998 and 2010, installed costs have dropped by 43 percent, and that does not include any government tax.
Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit
TicketLeap Receives $25K from Ben Franklin Technology Partners ...
By FinSMEs
TicketLeap, Inc., a Philadelphia, PA-based e-commerce company that enables event organizers to sell tickets to their events online, has received a $25k investment from Ben Franklin TechnologyPartners of Southeastern Pennsylvania ...
FinSMEs
Art & Design: Balancing Nature & Technology by TransNatural | Blog ...
By Samantha Fox
Dutch Design agency Transnatural have curated a collection of functional design products that enable humans, nature and technology to work in synergy.
Go back to Blog.Stylesight »...
#Change 11: Week 6: Managing Technology: final thoughts and ...
By Tony Bates
I'm wrapping up this week of the MOOC by drawing attention to a few more excellent comments to my last post (and my responses), some final comments on change management and organizational culture in universities, and my views about ...
Tony Bates
Xconomy Asks the Experts: Can Technology Innovation Really ...
By Bruce V. Bigelow
Last week I was struck in particular by a comment that one reader appended to my post about the formation of a $100 million West Health Investment Fund by San.
Xconomy
Even Techies Resist Technology - In Good Company
By Amy Abrams
It seems that many Technology executives send their kids to schools which do not use any technology. I found this idea pretty ironic and interesting. I stumbled across this article on the heels of a discussion about how public schools no longer ...
In Good Company
Idaho Assistive Technology Project > IATP
Continually increasing the availability of assistive technology devices and services for older persons and Idahoans with disabilities.
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Loving the Chambered Nautilus to Death
New York Times
By WILLIAM J. BROAD It is a living fossil, its ancestors going back a half billion years — to the early days of complex life on the planet, when the land was barren and the seas were warm. Naturalists have long marveled at its shell. ...
Apple's winning strategy: lower prices
CNET
by Lance Whitney October 24, 2011 7:51 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit In the past Apple has often been seen as selling niche, quality products at high prices, but in recent years it's captured business by keeping costs more competitive. ...
Apple Sneaks Out MacBook Pro Updates
PC Magazine
By Brian Westover The company didn't send out invitations for an event, but this morning, Apple unveiled updates to its entire MacBook Pro lineup, bringing faster processors, improved performance, and larger hard drives without changing prices. ...
AT&T Seeks to Knock Out US Ally Sprint in T-Mobile Hearing
BusinessWeek
By Tom Schoenberg and Sara Forden Oct. 24 (Bloomberg) -- AT&T Inc. will ask a federal judge to throw out Sprint Nextel Corp.'s lawsuit to stop its purchase of T-Mobile USA Inc., seeking a decision that would curb Sprint's ability to help the US block ...

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