15 December 2011

Chrome 16 Fixes High, Medium-risk Vulnerabilities

Chrome 16 Fixes High, Medium-risk Vulnerabilities
By Lucian Constantin, IDG-News-Service:Romania-Bureau Google has released Chrome 16, a new stable version of its Web browser that addresses 15 high- and medium-risk vulnerabilities. Four of the security flaws patched in this release stem from errors in ...
Killing Whales Matters More Than Saving People: William Pesek
San Francisco Chronicle
Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Want to know why Japan's earthquake recovery efforts are moving in slow motion? Ask the whales. Tokyoites have grown accustomed to shocking news items since the earth shook and the oceans rose: the nuclear meltdown has proven far ...
Original Apple contract fetches $1.6M at auction
Washington Post
The original signed contract that founded Apple Computer on April 1st, 1976 sold for $1.3 million at auction, or $1594500 after taxes and fees. The six-page bundle was only expected to draw bids between $100000 and $150000. ...
Facebook on Ceglia's Suit: The Contract Is Fake
Facebook will ask a federal court to dismiss Paul Ceglia's Facebook ownership suit. Ceglia claims he has signed a contract with Mark Zuckerberg giving him as much as a 50% stake in Facebook. Ceglia's case is based on a contract dating from 2003, ...
New "Block lll" GPS Satellite Prototype Begins Testing
A Lockheed Martin-built prototype for the upcoming Global Positioning System (GPS) upgrade was recently completed and shipped to a facility in Colorado to begin testing. The US Air Force Space Command, which supervises the US' GPS satellites from the...
NASA plans to harpoon comet
TG Daily
NASA is planning to use a giant crossbow and harpoon to capture samples from a speeding comet. The plan is to have a spacecraft hover above the comet to fire the device, allowing samples to be collected from areas that are too hazardous for a ...
Apple sued by Cequint for alleged caller-ID patent infringement
By Lawrence Latif TOYMAKER FOR THE WELL HEELED Apple is being sued by Cequint over alleged infringement of caller-ID patents. Cequint, which cites many smartphone makers including HTC, Motorola, Nokia, Research in Motion and Samsung on its books, ...
Put e-gifts in virtual stockings this holiday
CNN International
By Mark Milian, CNN (CNN) -- Digital gifts may be tough to wrap. But they can be more convenient for both givers and recipients. An album from iTunes or a Kindle e-book from Amazon have become viable gift options for shoppers, especially on the eve of ...
Google buys developer of Alfred personal assistant app
by John Ribeiro, IDG News Service Google has acquired Clever Sense, the developer of Alfred, a personalized restaurant and bars recommendations app, for an undisclosed price, the companies said Tuesday. The Internet giant has been strengthening its ...
Ford's 100 MPGe Car
Fox News
The automaker announced today that it expects the upcoming 2012 Focus Electric hatchback to carry an EPA rating of 100 MPGe when it goes on sale next year. The 'e' stands for 'equivalent' and is used to measure the energy efficiency of battery-powered...
Russian Space Designer Boris Chertok Dies at 99
ABC News
By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV AP Boris Chertok, a Russian rocket designer who played a key role in engineering Soviet-era space programs, has died. He was 99. The state-controlled RKK Energiya rocket builder where he worked as a top consultant said Chertok ...
NASA Johnson Forges Alliance With Houston High-Tech Accelerator
Aviation Week
By Mark Carreau HOUSTON — NASA's Johnson Space Center has joined with the Houston Technology Center (HTC) under the terms of a Space Act Agreement signed Dec. 13 to leverage the talents of laid-off shuttle and Constellation program workers to establish ...
Report: Facebook rolling out mobile ad platform in Q1 2012
Facebook is poised to enter the mobile advertising race, boosting the social networking giant's revenue stream in advance of its much-anticipated initial public offering, Bloomberg reports. Citing two sources with knowledge of Facebook's plans, ...
Distracted driving extends beyond texting
Kokomo Perspective
New research from State Farm is showing that though texting while driving remains a concern on the nation's highways, drivers are accessing other mobile web services at much higher rates. These behaviors may pose equal or greater concerns in the battle ...
Antitrust case against Microsoft goes to jury
The Associated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge says he will turn the $1 billion antitrust case against Microsoft Corp. over to a jury Wednesday morning. Novell Inc. claims Microsoft duped it into developing the once-popular WordPerfect writing program for Windows 95, ...
Microsoft Tag adds support for QR codes and NFC, seeks barcode dominance
By Amar Toor posted Dec 14th 2011 10:19AM Last year, Microsoft Tag shed its beta skin and stepped out into the wild world of multi-colored barcodes. Now, Redmond has decided to revamp and expand its system, with additional support for both QR codes and ...
Search for 'God particle' Higgs Boson narrowing, scientists say
Washington Post
The search for the elusive Higgs Boson particle, also known as the 'God particle' has entered a new phase as scientists working at CERN claim they are closer than ever to spotting it. As Brian Vastag and Joel Achenbach reported : Scientists said ...
Microsoft releases iPad version of OneNote
FierceMobileIT provides tools, tips and case studies on how to deploy the latest wireless technologies in the enterprise. Join 37000+ CIOs and senior IT managers who rely on FierceMobileIT for their weekly update. Sign up today. ...
FCC asks PUCs to help it reduce fraud in Lifeline program
The FCC has sought the help of state Public Utility Commissioners (PUC) to weed out what it says is waste, fraud and abuse in its Lifeline program, which is focused on providing traditional wireline and wireless voice services to lower income families. ...
LAX is Facebook's Busiest Airport
Inside Facebook
Los Angeles International Airport was the most popular airport people checked into between August and November, according to information Facebook released today. Based on check-ins on Facebook and third-party location services that have integrated with ...
Chrysler Group To Reopen Detroit Assembly Plant For SRT Viper Production
Wall Street Journal
Chrysler Group LLC said it plans to reopen a Detroit assembly plant idled last year as it prepares for the launch of its new SRT Viper sports car. The auto maker said workers at its Conner Avenue Assembly Plant will begin building the new Viper late ...
Arsenic in water near coal-fired US plants: monitor
WASHINGTON — An environmental monitor Tuesday identified 19 new sites across the United States where groundwater near coal-ash dumps from power plants was found to be contaminated with arsenic and other pollutants. The Environmental Integrity Project ...
Fermi shows that Tycho's star shines in gamma rays
Gamma-rays detected by Fermi's LAT show that the remnant of Tycho's supernova shines in the highest-energy form of light. This portrait of the shattered star includes gamma rays (magenta), X-rays (yellow, green, and blue), infrared (red) and optical ...
Mayoral candidates court Portland's technology entrepreneurs ...
By Mike Rogoway, The Oregonian
Oregon's technology community, long a marginal player in public affairs, is taking an active role in the race for Portland's next mayor.
Portland News
Daniel Donahoo: Mobile Technology Could Improve Childcare ...
By Daniel Donahoo
Our mobile phones could just link us to the personalised information, support and guidance we need as parents to help us raise our children to be confident and capable adults. Mobile technology can be a connection point with the people and ...
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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Zoo Whiz
By admin
Tips: I learned about Zoo Whiz from iLearn Technology reader, Tania. Thank you Tania! Zoo Whiz looks like a fun addition to the classroom. Be sure to let parents know about Zoo Whiz, this could be a fun way to continue practice at home. ...
iLearn Technology
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Is Using Technology In His Artworks At The ...
By icie
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is using technology in his artworks at the Sydney Recorder show (hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Art) to challenge spectators to be participants, and change the way they think about technology. #45004 ...
Social media success demands talent above technology
By Chris Abraham
So, let me explain. Pitch Engine and WordPress are best-of-breed application platforms that make creating a Social Media Release and Blog seamless, removing the technology hurdle from the process. Those are good things, to be sure. ...
Going Mobile: Implications of mobile technology uptake for Cultural ...
By Marcus J Wilson
Various emulators for different mobile Operating Systems can be downloaded, but these can be tricky and time consuming to set up, so you may find it easier to go down to your local technologystore and view your website on the various ...
Voices of the Past Heritage Media
The FCC Goes Steampunk - Technology Liberation Front
By Larry Downes
I've written several articles in the last few weeks critical of the dangerously unprincipled turn at the Federal Communications Commission toward a quixotic, political agenda. But as I reflect more broadly on the agency's behavior over the last ...
Technology Liberation Front
Rochester Institute of Technology's Global Village is a Green Social ...
By Bridgette Meinhold
SWA and ARC collaborated to design Rochester Institute of Technology's new Global Village, which provides a variety of amenities for student and faculty while incorporating green design strategies.
January technology showcase: register today | Business @ the U of M
By Bridget Aymar
Get details on emerging technologies in transportation, education, and medical simulation. The event also includes a presentation by John Riedl, a computer science professor at the U of M, on “Motivating Active Participation in Social Media ...
Business @ the U of M
Technology Is The New White: Weddings Go Social [Exclusive ...
By Megan O'Neill
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue…and a smartphone? These days a wedding isn't a wedding without technology and a new infographic that Sparkle 'N Dazzle Co. Wedding Rings has shared ...
Empire State Development: NYSTAR
Welcome to the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR). The 2011-12 State Budget merged NYSTAR into Empire State Development and ...
Visualizing Light at Trillion FPS, Camera Culture, MIT Media Lab
The key technology back then was the use of a very short duration flash to ... Modern imagingtechnology captures and analyzes real world scenes using 2D ...

Google gives $40 million to fight slavery and other causes
San Jose Mercury News
By Steve Johnson In its biggest single-day contribution ever, Google (GOOG) on Wednesday announced it has handed out $40 million to battle slavery, promote education and make technology more accessible worldwide, with nearly a fourth of the money going ...
Skype 2.6 for Android can send photos and videos
Skype rolled out version 2.6 today for Android that lets users easily send photos, videos, and files directly from the app. The update also features improved battery life and video quality on NVIDIA Tegra 2 devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, ...
Digital Content Vet David Eun Joins Samsung To Lead New Media Strategy
Samsung makes TVs, tablets, smartphones, music players, even refrigerators with connected displays. Now it wants to have a bigger say about the content that drives the sales and use of consumer electronics and is bringing on former Google (NSDQ: GOOG) ...
New operating system for space: High-tech tycoons
The Associated Press
SEATTLE (AP) — The tycoons of cyberspace are looking to bankroll America's resurgence in outer space, reviving "Star Trek" dreams that first interested them in science. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen made the latest step Tuesday, unveiling plans for a ...

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