13 April 2012

Apple develops tool to 'detect and remove' Flashback

Apple releases Flashback malware removal tool
By Josh Lowensohn on Apr 13, 2012 Apple has released an integrated tool to remove Flashback, malware designed to steal user information that was found to be present in more than half a million machines just last week. The tool, which was made available ...


BBC News - Apple develops tool to 'detect and remove' Flashback ...
Apple's market value hits $600bn 10 APRIL 2012, BUSINESS; Thousands of Macs 'hit by Trojan' 05 APRIL 2012, TECHNOLOGY; Jailbreakers target crash ...

Technology is Key to Unleashing Creativity in the Classroom (Adobe ...
By Jon Perera, Vice President of Worldwide Education Marketing
It's been a very interesting couple of weeks for Adobe on the Education front, and I wanted to share out some reflections on what we're hearing from education innovators around the world. Two weeks ago, I spent 6 days across Sydney, ...
Adobe Blogs 

BBCWW invests in mobile game tech firm Spaceport — paidContent
By Robert Andrews
BBC Worldwide is making a strategic investment in a company whose technology will let it port its games to any mobile platform. The BBC's commercial and overseas unit is investing an unspecified sum in Spaceport, whose technology ...

Technology News and Insights
Wall Street Journal (blog)
... Connections and Commerce; Regions, targeting the emerging markets in Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Technology, focused on the company's tech infrastructure such as advertising and “cloud” platforms.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Gaikai Cloud Gaming Launches on Facebook
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Gaikai delivered on its promise on Wednesday, launching the beta of a service that will allow several popular PC games to be tried out via Facebook. Users who visit the Gaikai page on Facebook will be able to "try out" the games, ...

Apple Plays Two Ways on Patent-Fight Field
Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc. is waging a patent crusade against mobile-phone giants it believes ripped off the iPhone. But the company is playing an important game of defense, too, as it faces claims it has violated scores of patents that relate to how devices ...

NPD Says Retail Videogame Sales Fell 25% In March
Wall Street Journal
By Ian Sherr Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES SAN FRANCISCO (Dow Jones)--US retail sales of new videogame titles, hardware and accessories fell 25% in February from a year earlier, continuing the downward sales trend that has persisted since the holiday shopping ...

Apple granted motion to intervene in Lodsys patent dispute
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Ten months after filing for the motion, Apple has finally been granted the power to intervene on behalf of numerous iOS developers that have been hit with a slew of patent suits by Lodsys. Although the scope in which Apple can operate...

Hacker's NYC impersonation case set to be closed
The Associated Press
By JENNIFER PELTZ, AP – 40 minutes ago NEW YORK (AP) — An unemployed computer programmer gave a surprising answer when a police officer asked him for identification one night, authorities said: "Relax. I am a federal agent." He wasn't an agent.

Barnes & Noble Announces New Nook With Built-In Lights
Wired News
By Alexandra Chang The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight makes makes it possible to read in the dark. Photo: Barnes & Noble Reading e-ink in broad daylight is easy. Fast forward twelve hours, and it's a different story. Just like with a paperback, ...

Wired News

Caine's Arcade: After viral video, boy has $100k toward his future
Los Angeles Times
By Deborah Netburn "Caine's Arcade," a short film about 9-year-old Caine Monroy and the cardboard arcade that he created in his dad's used auto parts store, went viral this week, getting 1 million views in just two days on Vimeo.

Intel Debuts First Enterprise PCIe SSD Adapter
New 910 Series PCIe priced at less than $5 per gigabyte, about half the price of other enterprise-class PCIe products. By Deni Connor and James E. Bagley Intel announced Thursday its 910 series PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) adapter, a completely new SSD...

Boeing to make super secure Android phone
The "Boeing phone" would compete with both high-end proprietary devices and consumer phones like BlackBerries, with an expected release by the end of the year. by Eric Mack April 12, 2012 4:30 PM PDT Follow @ericcmack In a world full of cheap,...

Rule Is Proposed for New Cars to Have Brake Override Systems
New York Times
DETROIT — Federal safety regulators plan to require all new cars and trucks to have a brake-throttle override system, giving drivers the ability to step on the brake to stop the car if the accelerator pedal sticks or malfunctions.

Microsoft ends free Bing Search API, moves to paid service on Azure Marketplace
Ars Technica
By Peter Bright | Published April 12, 2012 4:27 PM Microsoft has announced that it's going to change its Bing Search API—a service offered to developers to allow them to integrate Web search capabilities into their applications and sites—from a free ...

Baboons can recognize written words, study finds
Los Angeles Times
The monkeys don't assign meaning to them, but learn what letter combinations are common to real words, the study authors say. A baboon from the study performs a word recognition task. (Joel Fagot / April 12, 2012) By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times ...

Los Angeles Times

Rear Seats Impede Child Safety in Many Cars
Anchors that secure child seats are often too difficult to reach in many vehicles and make installation unnecessarily complicated, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute released a new study that found only 21 out of ...

Google may replace .com in the near future
Though of course .com and other Top Level Domains will continue to exist for a very long time, Google has noted today that they've applied for several TLDs ahead of ICANN's April 20 deadline for purchasing such rights. Google's domain name choices will ...


CREDIT: ESA/Herschel/PACS/Bram Acke, KU Leuven, Belgium
A young star that is home to at least one alien planet is also ringed by a vast, dusty cloud of comets, like our own solar system. But there's a big difference: There may be as many as 83 trillion comets there, with collisions destroying thousands each ...

US Brings Case Against Apple and Five Book Publishers Over Electronic Books
Voice of America
12 April 2012 US Brings Case Against Apple and Five Book Publishers Over Electronic Books TO DOWNLOAD the MP3 of this story, click on the MP3 link in the upper right corner of the page. Double-click any word to find the definition in the ...

Why the age of quantum computing is nearer than you think
Christian Science Monitor
New research published out of the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics is one of the best examples of quantum computing beginning to flirt with practical technology. By Trevor Quirk / April 12, 2012 Dell recently introduced three new XPS high ...

Christian Science Monitor

Facebook expands user access to downloadable data
Washington Post
Data liberation is an issue that comes up a lot in discussions about privacy. Facebook, which has provided a tool for users to download some of their information since 2010, announced it was expanding that archive of information.

LG Viper: First Impressions of Sprint's New LTE Phone
The LG Viper has a stylish, eco design and a wallet-friendly price, but you might not be able to utilize its 4G LTE speeds any time soon. By Ginny Mies, PCWorld The LG Viper has an eco-friendly design.Sprint's very first 4G LTE phone, the LG Viper, ...

Verizon Wireless to Start Charging for Phone Upgrade
Ray Kruml and Brandon Laird each had two-run doubles to power the Yankees to a ... Joe Vitt will assume the day-to-day coaching duties for the New Orleans Saints ... BUFFALO, NY- If you're a Verizon Wireless customer looking to upgrade your phone,...

HTC Titan II review
By Brad Molen posted Apr 12th 2012 3:30PM Titan. It's a ballistic missile and one of Saturn's moons. The word also plays a huge role in Greek mythology and in normal use refers to something of enormous power and influence. So it's understandable, then, ...

Facebook's latest acquisition makes sense
MSN Money
By Trefis 1 hour ago Facebook recently acquired a very popular mobile photo sharing service, Instagram, for more than $1 billion to bolster its position in the rapidly growing mobile photo-sharing space. (See our note, Facebook snaps up Instagram to ...

Hands On: Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Samsung's New Ultra-Familiar Bargain Tablet
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 may technically be a new tablet, but almost everything about the hardware is suspiciously familiar. I've been playing with the new 7.0 for almost a day now, and if not for the fact the tablet lacks an...

Is Pebble the smartwatch you've been waiting for?
I had a notion that 2012 would be a year heavily laden with accessories for smartphones. In late 2012, we heard a report that Google and Apple had fueled quite a bit of money into R&D, researching wearable computing devices, such as smartwatches, ...

NASA Kind of, Sort of, Maybe Found Life on Mars 36 Years Ago
by James Plafke | 7:00 pm, April 12th, 2012 An international team of scientists and mathematicians have concluded that new analysis of data from 36 years ago shows that NASA found life on Mars. But don't get too excited. The analysis was the result of...

Intel: 75 Ultrabook Designs on the Way, Prices to Reach $699
By Michael Kan, IDG News Intel said on Wednesday 75 ultrabook models are already in development and will include new form factors such as hybrids, which can switch from laptops to touchscreen tablets. The chip maker also expects ultrabooks will reach a ...

'Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' comes to Kinect
By Larry Frum, Special to CNN The game offers many adventures and quests, and players are free to roam and accept challenges as they wish. (CNN) -- Game developer Bethesda Softworks is ready to take role playing to the next level by adding voice ...

Free Lumia 900 offer ends April 21
By Matt Hamblen Computerworld - Nokia's Lumia 900 won't be free much longer. A $100 discount being offered on the $99.99 smartphone (with two-year service contract required) will expire at the end of business on April 21, Nokia confirmed Thursday.

New Video Shows iPad Being Made at Foxconn Factory
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo After exposing storyteller Mike Daisey's fabrications about working conditions at Foxconn, NPR Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz got a rare inside look inside the Apple supplier's Shenzhen plant to see an iPad being made.

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