14 February 2012

Chinese Hackers Suspected In Nortel Breach

Chinese Hackers Suspected In Long-Term Nortel Breach
Wall Street Journal
For nearly a decade, hackers enjoyed widespread access to the corporate computer network of Nortel Networks Ltd., a once-giant telecommunications firm now fallen on hard times. Using seven passwords stolen from top Nortel executives, including the chief executive, the hackers—who appeared to be working in China—penetrated Nortel's computers at least as far back as 2000 and over the years downloaded technical papers, research-and-development reports, business plans, employee emails and other documents, according to Brian Shields, a former 19-year Nortel veteran who led an internal investigation. ...

Wall Street Journal

Motorola's First, Intel-Powered Ice Cream Sandwich Revealed (Images): . . . some imagery and a few details pertaining to a phone that will allegedly beMotorola's first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered handset. What's more, this unnamed device will also be one of Motorola's first pieces ofIntel-powered hardware

Nimbula Supports VMware, But Not As Cloud Partner
Nimbula Director 2.0 shakes hands with VMware's ESXi, but only for the purpose of building Amazon-like clouds. By Charles Babcock InformationWeek Nimbula, the company that includes two key designers of the Amazon EC2 cloud, introduced Monday the second ...

HP Upgrades ProLiant Servers For Converged Data Centers
By Charles Babcock InformationWeek HP on Monday announced its ProLiant Generation 8 server architecture as a key building block of its data center of the future, one built to enable greater automation through Converged Infrastructure.

Words With Friends Led to Hookup for 10 Percent of Players
PC Magazine
By Leslie Horn Words With Friends players are, well, some players. A Zynga poll of more than 100000 users found that one in 10 players say they have hooked up with someone as a direct result of the game, Business Insider reported.

Samsung Weighs LCD Spinoff
Wall Street Journal
By KYONG-AE CHOI SEOUL—Samsung Electronics Co. is considering spinning off its liquid-crystal-display operations into a separate company, it said Tuesday, in a bid to strengthen the competitiveness of the business, which has been mired in losses due to ...

Whistleblowing Site Cryptome.org Infected With Drive-by Exploits
By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Cryptome.org, a website dedicated to disclosing confidential information, was compromised last week and was used to infect PCs running Internet Explorer through drive-by exploits. The security breach was discovered Sunday ...

Teen hacker claims smut site hack: 'I didn't do it for money'
By John Leyden • Get more from this author A teenage hacker claims to have broken into the Brazzers, the hardcore porn portal, before making off with hundreds of thousands of user login details. The 17-year-old Morocco-based hacker uploaded a sample of ...

Taking on Apple with industrial-strength e-textbooks
By Philip Elmer-DeWitt February 14, 2012: 9:00 AM ET One of the things the tech press missed last month when Apple (AAPL) summoned them -- satellite trucks and all -- to Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum for the unveiling of its new textbook authoring ...

DOJ Approves Google's Acquisition of Motorola Mobility
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The Department of Justice on Tuesday approved the pending merger of Google and Motorola Mobility, finding it unlikely that the two companies will use their patent holdings to give themselves a competitive advantage.

Wow Stuff teases robotic toy it calls the “greatest toy in the universe”
When it comes to toys, pretty much everything claims to be the coolest thing you've ever seen. They have to. That's how they lure in weak-minded parents who succomb to their child's every request. But based on the fact that this particular toy is the ...

Review: 'The Darkness II' Not Worth Embracing
ABC News
When the demonic first-person game "The Darkness" was released in 2007, it was a twisted breath of fresh air among all the war simulators and space-marine romps. AP video game reviewer Lou Kesten called it an "intriguing mix of stealth and first-person ...

ABC News

Valentine's Day and 5 other great Google doodles (+video)
Christian Science Monitor
The Valentine's Day Google doodle animation is sure to melt anyone's "Cold, Cold Heart." But is this Valentine's Day doodle the best Google doodle video? Here are five of our past favorites. By Megan Riesz / February 14, 2012 Google wishes its users a ...

HTC will launch Playstation certified devices
By Chris Martin Unnamed sources have confirmed the news with Pocketlint, which will make HTC the first firm outside of Sony to get the stamp. It will mean its smartphones and tablets will have access to Playstation game titles.

Motorola's first Ice Cream Sandwich, Medfield handset leaked?
by Don Reisinger February 14, 2012 5:48 AM PST At Mobile World Congress later this month, a host of new smartphones will be on display. But it could be that one of Motorola's newbies has been leaked already. Mobile blog PocketNow yesterday revealed a ...

Schilling's company launches first video game
CBS News
(AP) NEW YORK — A teenage Curt Schilling got a paper route so he could afford an Apple II just like the one his Little League coach owned. Three decades later with cash to spare from his baseball career, the retired pitcher has invested nearly $35 ...

LHC energy boost will aid hunt for Higgs boson
BBC News
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will increase the energies of the bunches of subatomic particles called protons that it smashes together. The boost should improve the collider's chances of discovering "new physics" and definitively ...

BBC News

Online daters no good at spotting liars
People using online dating sites are no good at spotting when someone is lying because they want it all to be true, according to researchers. Lovelorn users are so desperate to believe people who describe themselves as tall, dark and handsome that they ...


Where now for Mars exploration?
BBC News
It's the planetary scientists who probably have the glummest faces a day after President Obama announced his 2013 budget request for Nasa. Planetary science loses 20% of its current $1.5bn budget, with Mars exploration taking the single biggest hit, ...

BBC News

Two More Ex-Governors Say Port Authority Has Long History of Problems
Transportation Nation
By Bob Hennelly | 02/14/2012 – 8:04 am Former Governor Elliot Spitzer was Governor from June 2007 until March 2008. He says the latest Port Authority audit by Navigant Consulting was unfair to his successor Governor David Paterson and Paterson's pick ...

A Spotify playlist for Valentine's Day: songs for the brokenhearted
By Alison Fensterstock, The Times-Picayune Just in case there was any doubt left as to whether there is anything the Internet doesn't know about you, it was reported this week that the data-crunchers over at the Facebook analytics team - in honor of ...


Twitter, LinkedIn Used By More Recruiters Than Facebook [STUDY] - AllTwitter
By Lauren Dugan on February 13, 2012 5:00 PM When it comes to landing a job, everyone and their grandmothers will tell you you have to have at least one eye on social these days. Your public profiles will be searched and scrutinized before any job...


Magically remove unwanted moving object from your pictures with Remove by Scalado
Sick and tired of obnoxious people moving in and out of your pictures? Remove by Scalado may be exactly what you need! Remove is a new camera technology that enables users to remove any moving object from a picture after it has been taken.

Unknown if deaths of 3 dolphins are related
Philadelphia Inquirer
AP BRIGANTINE, NJ - Experts said Monday that they did not know whether the recent deaths of three dolphins found along the Jersey Shore were related. Officials with the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine were notified Sunday afternoon about a ...

Connecting to the Cloud!
If you read my blog regularly, you know that cloud services is one of our top priorities at Citrix. After all, the cloud is a key technology for powering mobile workstyles that enable people to work from anywhere on any device.

AT&T Increases Upgrade Fee
MyFox Houston
HOUSTON - AT&T ups its fee for those who want to upgrade their phones. Find out how much it'll cost you – this and more in today's Tech Minute… MySpace, the previous king of social networking, made a surprising announcement on Monday.

MyFox Houston

New Photo Technology Lets You Get Rid Of The People You Don't Love...
By John Biggs
No, silly, this isn’t about murder – it’s a program to remove people from a photo! Scalado has created a photo-taking system that allows you to selectively remove people in a photo. How does it work? It basically interpolates the “clean” version of the scene by watching the moving, live objects. It’s not rocket science, but it’s pretty cool ...

By Sam Biddle
It's not easy being Chuck Grassley. First, some jerk makes fun of your inability to spell on Twitter. Then, you continue to use Twitter without learning how to use a keyboard. Then you're hacked. But will an iPhone change everything?

HealthWatch: Technology Leading To More Voice Problems « CBS ...
By bdisbrow
Pop singer Adele's voice problems are getting lots of attention, but vocal-cord issues are growing among non-singers as well -- fueled by new technologies that have us all talking more.
CBS San Francisco

4 Key Success Factors in Sustainable Technology | GreenBiz.com
By Leslie Guevarra
What do Accenture, Deloitte, IBM and Logica have that sets them apart from other global firms competing in the field of sustainable technology? New research from Verdantix identifies their common success factors.
Computing & IT | GreenBiz.com

New Spin-On Hardmask Technology Using Nanocrystals to Impact ...
A Free To Access Nanotechnology Information Site, Sections Include A Nanotechnology Journal, Nanotechnology News, New Nanotechnology Products, Nanotechnology Suppliers/Companies, Nanotechnology Experts, Nanotechnology ...
AZoNano.com - Nanotechnology News Feed

Seaman board discusses technology upgrades | CJOnline.com
By Phil Wilke
CJOnline.com is the website of the Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper. It's the Number One source of news, sports, weather and entertainment information, as well as cars, jobs and real estate advertising for the northeastern Kansas area.

U.S. utility Duke eyes Chinese CCS technology - News - Point Carbon
U.S. utility Duke eyes Chinese CCS technology. 13 Feb 2012 23:50. Duke Energy has signed an agreement with China's largest power producer that could lead to the installation of Chinese carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at its ...
Point Carbon - News

The Creators Project, 2 Day Arts & Technology Event in San Francisco
By Rusty Blazenhoff
This large-scale technology and arts festival is part of an ongoing global initiative formed by VICE and Intel that supports “visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression.
Laughing Squid

Technology In Schools: In Some Cash-Strapped Districts, Kids Bring ...
By The Huffington Post News Team
This piece comes to us courtesy of Mind/Shift. At Mankato Public School System in Minnesota, students bring their homework, their lunches, and books to school like most students across the country.
President Obama on Huffington Post

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