26 December 2011

Hackers attack US security think tank Stratfor, promise more targets Christmas week

Hackers attack US security think tank Stratfor, promise more targets for Christmas
Washington Post
LONDON — Hackers on Sunday claimed to have stolen 200 GB of e-mails and credit card data from United States security think tank Stratfor, promising a weeklong Christmas-inspired assault on a long list of targets. Members of the loose hacking movement ...

Major university chooses Google Apps over Microsoft Office 365
msnbc.com
By John Cook, GeekWire Organizations everywhere are debating the best way to migrate systems to the cloud. And one of the biggest decisions they face is the best cloud provider for their needs. The University of California-Berkeley just went through an ...

Hacker Finds Weak Mobile Security in Europe
New York Times
BERLIN — It may be tempting to view the illegal interception of telephone voice mails, a practice that has roiled Britain and the News Corp. media empire of Rupert Murdoch, as an arcane tool employed by scofflaw journalists with friends in Scotland ...

The Top 30 Android Apps And Games Of 2011
TechCrunch
Editor's note: Contributor Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of mobile app discovery services Appolicious, AndroidApps and AppVee. After having looked into the best iOS apps and games of 2011, Spirrison now turns his attention to the best Android ...

Toddlers Don't Monitor Their Own Speech
Scientific American
Adults and children hear their own voice and use it as feedback to monitor their speech. Seems young toddlers do not. Christie Nicholson reports. When I'm talking I can hear my own voice. And with that feedback I can tell almost immediately when I've ...

Spectacular Christmas Comet Amazes Skywatchers in Chile
Space.com
A stunning comet that survived a recent brush with the sun is amazing astronomers again, this time in dazzling new photos captured just before sunrise over Chile. This beautiful dawn photo of Comet Lovejoy over Santiago de Chile was taken by ESO Photo ...

Outdoors Digest: Whale Watch Week starts Monday
Coos Bay World
Grab your binoculars and get ready to see gray whales migrating south for the winter. Whale Watch Week starts Monday and runs through next Saturday along the coast at 24 designated sites. Trained volunteers will be available at each site from 10 am to ...

Astronomers: Rare, bright galaxy formed just after the Big Bang
The State Column
A team of scientists using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes announced Wednesday they have discovered that one of the most distant galaxies known is churning out stars at a shockingly high rate. A pair of images released by the space agency, ...

The State Column

Why is Facebook putting ads in the News Feed next month?
ZDNet (blog)
By Emil Protalinski | December 24, 2011, 1:17pm PST Summary: Next month, Facebook will start including ads in the main News Feed. Do the advantages of a new revenue source outweigh the disadvantages of further annoyed users? ...

2012 Toyota Prius v: bigger than its predecessor
Daily Gossip
The Japanese company announced that in 2012 a new version of the full hybrid electric Prius will be available on the most important markets. Experts at CNET have compared Toyota Prius v and they discovered that the new model is bigger than its ...


NASA's WISE explorer Presents a Cosmic Wreath
Clarksville Online
Pasadena, CA – Just in time for the holidays, astronomers have come across a new image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, that some say resembles a wreath. You might even think of the red dust cloud as a cheery red bow, ...

Engineer syncs 25000 Christmas light to Angry Birds theme song
Geek
Nvidia engineer, John Storms, from Round Rock, Texas really gets into Christmas lights. To celebrate the holidays this yeah Storms has created an light show that's synced and timed to the Angry Birds theme song as covered by the YouTube sensation ...

Huawei Honor Review: This Is What A Budget Phone Should Be
Android Police
Budget phone. The very sound of those two words, together, makes me slightly ill. In fact, it makes me almost immediately seethe with a sort of "nerd-rage." I hate the way budget phones are peddled onto the tech-illiterate by commission-motivated ...

Skitch for iPad now available
The Verge
By Dante D'Orazio on December 24, 2011 05:58 pm 1Comments Skitch, the popular quick image markup and sharing tool, is now available on iPad. As it does on Mac and Android, it lets quickly annotate and share screenshots and other images on your iPad, ...

Chris Chapman named chief designer at Hyundai America tech center
Autoblog (blog)
By Noah Joseph RSS feed In car design circles, the name Chapman may be inexorably tied to the famous Colin of Lotus fame, but these days the name is hoisted by another influential automotive designer. And he's just been poached by Hyundai. ...

Rovio Releases Angry Birds for BlackBerry PlayBook
Social Barrel
Rovio Entertainment Ltd. has released a version of what arguably is the most popular game franchise in mobile gaming history to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from Research In Motion (RIM). The company finally made available its successful Angry Birds ...

Social Barrel

Barnes & Noble Nook Now Runs Netflix and More
Home Theater Review
Barnes & Noble recently updated the NOOK Color with the largest software update to the device now available at no cost (www.nookcolor.com/update). Customers can enjoy popular movies and TV shows through leading services like Netflix and Flixster, ...

Home Theater Review

A Game of Thrones: More About The RPG
Gamebandits (blog)
If you have been a fan of the Song of Ice and Fire series for quite some time, you may have felt richly rewarded when you found out about the television series. Then, you may have been disappointed with A Game of Thrones – Genesis, which is a strategy ...

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Technology in Real Life: In Praise of the "C" Word
By Scott M. Fulton, III
You should write more what you feel, I've been told. Be more open about yourself, Scott. If you want to engage people, to build a community, to get ...
ReadWriteWeb

50 Surprising Facts About Technology Usage In College | Edudemic
By Jeff Dunn - Executive Editor
It's easy to talk about the many ways that technology can benefit students and teachers. But what about how technology is actually being used in the classroom and on college campuses today? Are smartphones more important to college ...
Edudemic

The Science and Technology of Gaming Continues to Evolve » Blog ...
As always, the gaming technology ceremony organizers pitched the crowd numerous times about joining local firms and teaming up with the professionals to work on design and production projects of their own. Several ads for executive level ...
The Science and Technology of...

iPhone 4S Listed In 2011′s Biggest Technology Flops By Tecca ...
By Adeel Qayum
iPhone 4S has dominated the smartphone industry since it was launched. It introduced Siri, the digital voice assistant which the smartphone community has started to love. The handset was introduced in mid-October and is one the best selling ...
CydiaHelp

Navteq traffic to launch on Garmin devices using HD radio technology
By Lydia Leavitt
The state of morning gridlock just got a little more real with the introduction of Navteq's real-time traffic via HD radio -- to be included.
Engadget

Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology Named a Most Promising ...
By admin
AKRON, OH–Dec. 9, 2011: Goodyear's Air Maintenance Technology (AMT) has been selected by Car Driver magazine as one of “ten most promising future technologies” in its 2012 10Best edition. AMT will enable tires to remain inflated at the ...

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7 key questions to ask about ed technology, online learning « Online ...
By Ray Schroeder
The outcry against exploitative online for-profit education is growing at roughly the same rate as the clamor for increasing amounts of educational technology — laptops, tablets, smart boards — from preschool to life-long learning. ...
Online Learning Update

“I'm excited to be working on a new gaming technology development ...
In all, the new gaming technology development study organized by students and faculty at Meidinger Franqui University represents the sum total of over one year of research and data analysis. Prof. Laurena Roszell, a specialist in statistics, ...
Northern Europe Looks to The...

Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down ...
By admin
Many K-12 education technology startups target teachers and administrators by offering tools to become more productive: Lesson plan sharing, gradebooks, training tools, whiteboards and more. Devin Coldewey called them “practical” in his ...
Educational Technology

A CS Professor's blog: Technology invasion
By Claire Mathieu
In the US, sometimes at Mass I see people quietly playing angry birds or scrabble on their iPhone during the homily. France I thought had been preserved until now. But at midnight Mass here in France, I saw a man texting on his phone ...
A CS Professor's blog

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for ...
By coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher)
A fascinating article on the mind blowing influence the Tevatron particle accelerator has had (and will have) on technology and the world we know it. This will be required reading for my computer science students when we return in January. ...
Cool Cat Teacher Blog

GoDaddy has NOT withdrawn its official congressional support for ...
Check out this quote from [an interview posted yesterday on TechCrunch](http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/23/godaddy-ceo-there-has-to-be-consensus-about-t...
www.reddit.com/r/.../godaddy_has_not_withdrawn_its_officia...

Reddit, GoDaddy, SOPA and Consumer Sovereignty
Forbes
Or as we might recast the phrase consumer sovereignty, you'd better do what your customers want or you're not going to have any customers. The background is certainly well known to you all: SOPA is the latest piece of copyright and intellectual ...
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Today's tip: Sort your Facebook friends
USA TODAY
By Rob Pegoraro, Special for USA TODAY Many of Facebook's frequent changes to its News Feed and privacy settings only seem to annoy users — almost as if the company is running a giant sociological experiment into people's tolerance of change (or trying ...

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