10 February 2012

Tribler file-sharing technology cannot be taken down

Tribler file-sharing technology cannot be taken down | Ubergizmo
By Edwin Kee
The efforts of governments around the world in trying to deliver a knock out blow to file-sharing sites might eventually amount to nothing, as there is a new kid in town known as Tribler. The creators of this file-sharing software [...]
Ubergizmo

Windows 8 for tablets explained ahead of preview
Washington Post
On Thursday, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky — president of the Windows division — gave a few more details on the new Windows 8, specifically about how it will work on the new ARM-based architecture set to be used in Windows tablets.

4 Ways to Boost Your SEO With Google+
Mashable
The Future of Search Series is supported by SES New York, the leading search, social and display conference. From March 19 to 23, get five days of education, inspiration and conversations with marketing experts from the digital space.

Mars missions cancelled? NASA budget could prompt deep cuts.
Christian Science Monitor
While exactly how much money is allocated to NASA is unknown, insiders expect a significant reduction in the portion slotted for robotic exploration of Mars and other solar system bodies. By Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer / February 10, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Xbox 360 scores huge sales win in January
CNET
by Lance Whitney February 10, 2012 6:37 AM PST Follow @lancewhit Microsoft's hot gaming console was the best-selling platform in the US in January, its 13th month in a row at the top of the charts, NPD Group said yesterday. For January, Microsoft sold ...

Call of Duty: Elite tops 1.5 million paid subscribers
USA TODAY
By Brett Molina, USA TODAY Since debuting along with first person shooter Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 last November, the online service Call of Duty Elite has netted 1.5 million paid subscribers, publisher Activision revealed.

USA TODAY

Google “next-gen personal communication device” in testing
SlashGear
Google's Home Entertainment System testing isn't the only prototype hardware the company is putting through its paces; filings with the FCC also reveal a “next generation personal communication device” in the pipeline. Details on the new Google gadget ...

SlashGear

Google's Privacy Blowback Helps Microsoft Gain Mindshare
Forbes
Google has been facing increased scrutiny from Internet users around the world after it changed its privacy policies for its different services to a single unified privacy policy, which allows it to access user information across its services and it to ...

Bing inches up to second place search engine
Digital Media Wire
When it comes to searching on the Internet, Microsoft sites inched ahead of Yahoo sites for market share, according to the comScore qSearch analysis for January 2012. The percentages have changed a tiny amount, as the lack of noticeable difference in ...

Digital Media Wire

Tour a virtual Nissan Pathfinder with Kinect
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By AUBREY COHEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF The Nissan Pathfinder Experience created by digital agency Critical Mass allows users to explore the car's interior using Kinect for Windows. Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show will be able to see the outside of ...

Global warming forces elephant seals to dive deeper
Summit County Citizens Voice
By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY —The deep-diving elephant seals of Marion Island, in the southwestern Indian Ocean, are going to even greater depths to find prey like squid, as global warming heats up the water. Scientists with the Alfred Wegener ...

Pinterest is Pinning it Down
HispanicBusiness.com
Call it a virtual bulletin board, a web-based scrapbook or even an online wall of man cave "wishes," but "Pinterest" is quickly becoming a social media craze. Pinterest is a social website that allows the "invited-only" account holders to organize and ...

Sony's Hirai refuses to abandon dire TV business
PhysOrg.com
Newly appointed Sony president Kazuo Hirai speaks to reporters at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Sony will not abandon its cash-bleeding television business, Hirai says, but he acknowledges tough decisions lie ahead including over redundancies.

PhysOrg.com

Get all The Pirate Bay in a 90MB download
SlashGear
If you are the sort who likes to download your movies, music, and other stuff from places like The Pirate Bay, you can grab your very own copy of the pirate website right now. Back in January, I mentioned that The Pirate Bay was making some changes ...

SlashGear

Watch the planet parade
Grant Tribune Sentinel
By Vernon Whetstone Four of the five visible planets will be making an appearance in the evening sky this week. The fifth one, tiny Mercury, will be joining the crowd toward the end of the month. Tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 8, the brightest of the visible ...

Darkness 2 review round-up in full
Computerandvideogames.com
In our Darkness 2 review we call the Digital Extremes sequel a "stylish, violent shooter wrapped up in a touching plot and lovely, graphic-novel visuals." Reviews for the shooter sequel have started to crop up online and as always we've collated them ...

Dad shoots daughter's laptop after seeing Facebook posts about parents
WBTV
By Chris Dyches, Web Content Producer - email ALBEMARLE, NC (WBTV) - An Albemarle man is getting big views on YouTube after he posted an eight-minute video that includes him shooting his daughter's laptop after finding posts that his daughter put on ...

Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts again
Channel 6 News Online
MANADO, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted again on Friday after showing increased activity since the previous day, local officials told an Indonesian news agency. Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of ...

Zynga teams with Hasbro to extend social games to toys
Fiercemobilecontent
Social gaming giant Zynga is teaming with toy manufacturer Hasbro to develop a range of products inspired by titles like FarmVille, CityVille and Words With Friends. Per terms of the agreement, Hasbro will license Zynga brands to develop and distribute ...

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for February has 9 security bulletins
FierceCIO
System administrators can expect a relatively light Patch Tuesday next week with a total of nine bulletins, of which four have been flagged as critical. According to Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT) advance notification released yesterday, this is lower than ...

Russians drill into Lake Vostok, begin search for life under Antartica's surface
Washington Post
Scientists are taking the search for life in extreme environments to the ends of Earth and beyond. On Wednesday Russian scientists announced they had reached Lake Vostok, a subglacial lake under Antarctica. As AP reported: Russian researchers reported ...

New 3-D laser map could help scientists predict earthquakes
The State Column
A new 3-D map could ultimately assist scientists in better understanding earthquakes, possibly even allowing scientists to predict when they will strike. A team of scientists, using data collected by laser scans of Earth's land surface taken from ...

Instagram Co-Founder's Girlfriend Launches Lovestagram for Valentine's Day
Mashable
Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger is about to receive one of the Internet's most thoughtful Valentine's Day ecards from his girlfriend Kaitlyn Trigger. Trigger, who has been dating Krieger since before he launched the hugely popular iOS app, ...

CEO apologizes after Path uploads contact lists
FederalNewsRadio.com
NEW YORK (AP) - Social-sharing app Path has come under fire for accessing and uploading users' phone address books without their permission. The information has now been deleted, and Path has apologized. Path dubs itself a "personal network," letting ...

Apple patents eye-tracking 3D technology for iPhone, iPad, or Mac ...
By Will Shanklin
Feb. 9, 2012 - 3D is among the least liked technologies for many geeks. Sure, it can be cool to add an extra dimension to your content, but it's been pushed so clumsily by.
Geek.com

Investing in Disruptive Technology to Compete for the Future ...
By Brian Solis
Disruptive technology is the bearer of tremendous opportunity and equally a harbinger of obsolescence. Technology's impact on society and business is substantial, if not underestimated. As technology continues to become part of everyday ...
PandoDaily

The Best Ad For 'Green' Technology In The History Of Advertising
By Matt Hardigree
Whatever skepticism we may have about the Tesla Model X, no one here believes the goals of environmental improvement and driving fun are necessarily contradictory. This ad for Mazda's new SKYACTIV-G technology basically sums that up ...
Jalopnik

Blizzard Survival's Reflexcell technology adds a new dimension to ...
Reflexcell emergency blankets use honeycomb construction for more warmth.
Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Garage Door Opener Technology Makes Life Safer « CBS Baltimore
By mreal197
The majority of homeowners use the garage as the main entranceway. Make it a safe one.
CBS Baltimore

Dynamic pricing and technology in different markets « Knowledge ...
By Lynne Kiesling
Dynamic pricing has long been a topic of great interest here, in large part because digital technologyis increasingly making it feasible to implement dynamic pricing in retail electricity markets in ways that can be acceptable to consumers.
Knowledge Problem

Life as a Healthcare CIO: Cool Technology of the Week
By John Halamka
I recently did an interview about distracted doctoring for National Public Radio. Typically, when I speak on Morning Edition or All Things Considered, I travel to our local NPR affiliate (WBUR) and use their high fidelity dedicated ISDN lines in a ...
Life as a Healthcare CIO

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