23 April 2012

Flashback Malware Infections Still High

Contradicting Earlier Reports, Flashback Malware Infections Still High
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Here's the backstory: As we reported previously, Mac users have been hit with a nasty bit of malware that requires absolutely nothing on their part – save for visiting malicious websites – in order for Flashback to enter their systems.

How 'Liquidmetal' Could Give the Next iPhone Its Special Swagger
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington After releasing two generations of iPhones with exactly the same form factor, Apple is expected to show off a new chassis design — and possibly new materials — in its sixth-generation smartphone. And a little-known alloy that ...

Wired News

Mystery surrounds deaths of 877 dolphins washed ashore in Peru
CNN
By Marilia Brocchetto, CNN (CNN) -- Environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 800 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year. The dolphins may have died from an outbreak of Morbillivirus or Brucella ...

Asus Transformer Pad TF300 (32GB)
CNET
The good: The Asus Transformer Pad TF300's Tegra 3-induced performance more or less matches the Transformer Prime's and goes a step further with a better rear camera, faster Wi-Fi performance, a more responsive screen, and an actual (and official) GPS ...

How to Score a New Sprint Galaxy Nexus on the Cheap
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Happy Galaxy Nexus Day, Sprint fans! Or soon-to-be fans. While the good news is that you can finally get your hands on one of the more highly rated Android phones around, you won't be able to tap into the full capabilities of Samsung's ...

No Evacuation as Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano Belches Ash
Fox News
A plume of ash and steam rise from the Popocatepetl volcano overshadowing the Catholic church Nuestra Señora de los Remedios or Our Lady of Remedies in Cholula, in the Mexican state of Puebla, early Sunday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)AP2012 Officials do ...

Google Grows Earth Day Doodle
PC Magazine
By David Murphy As is tradition for Earth Day — and, really, just about any holiday or special event — Google's unveiled a new version of its logo to commemorate the special day. A "doodle," as it were. While today's Google logo isn't interactive like ...

Samsung Launches Teaser Countdown for "The Next Galaxy"
PC Magazine
By David Murphy If you haven't read enough rumors about about the next Galaxy-themed smartphone that Samsung's working on, you might want to skip this one. For the company is about to jump head-first into all the hype and speculation it previously...

Google founders, James Cameron, go asteroid mining
Register
By Natalie Apostolou • Get more from this author A powerful cabal of tech, media and aeronautics uber executives are set to reveal how their freshly launched company Planetary Resources, will scope for natural resources outside of planet earth.

Diablo 3 Stress Test Stresses Out Gamers, Tests Patience
Forbes
After the very large download, and probably some errors getting the launcher to work properly, and maybe a really long hang-time while it updated you may have reached the game itself only to have been met with an Error 37.

Forbes

Lyrid Meteor Shower Wows Skywatchers Around the World
Space.com
by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor The Lyrid meteor shower amazed some skywatchers around the world with bright celestial fireworks this weekend, thanks in part to the lack of a bright moon. The annual April "shooting star" display hit its peak ...

Andrew Short won his first-career Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday ...
ESPN
By ESPN Action Sports Steve Cox Andrew Short got his first career win in the premier class on Saturday night in Seattle. At the 15th race of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, held in Seattle, Wash., Andrew Short won his first career win in ...

ESPN

Climate Change 'Swing Voters' Affected by Weather, Not Denialists, Says Analyst
ABC News (blog)
Just a quick note on an engaging video that can give you a glimpse of the new science on the jet stream… following a brief thought on public opinion and the worsening wild weather around the planet. Recent reports say public opinion is beginning to ...

ABC News (blog)

HTC One X Now Available For Pre-Order At AT&T, All Pricing Info Revealed
The Driod Guy
AT&T announced that they would be the US carrier for the highly anticipated HTC One X. The One X is the king of the three flagship Android devices that HTC announced at Mobile World Congress. At that time, and even at CES, HTC had announced that they...

The Upgrader's Lament: When to Buy Philips' New LED Bulb?
PC Magazine
By David Murphy Perhaps the biggest challenge facing Philips' new LED-based light bulb, released today in commemoration of Earth Day, is not a general acceptance that LED technology is superior to traditional incandescent lighting.

Apple, Google, Intel fail to dismiss staff-poaching lawsuit
Reuters
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and four other technology companies were ordered by a judge to face an antitrust lawsuit claiming they illegally conspired not to poach each other's employees. District Judge Lucy Koh in ...

Google's Schmidt Made $101M in 2011
Daily Beast
What a difference a year makes. After earning just $313219 in 2010, Google's Chairman Eric Schmidt raked in more than $101 million last year in salary, stock options, and other compensation. The former CEO received almost $94 million in shares and ...

Daily Beast

Facebook clarifies changes to its terms of use
CNN
By Doug Gross, CNN A post Friday by Facebook explained tweaks in its terms of use, and highlighted user-suggested changes. (CNN) -- Facebook unveiled changes to its terms-of-use document on Friday, tweaking earlier drafts in an apparent effort to ease...

Lamborghini CEO: SUV cool enough for us
CNNMoney
By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrivesApril 22, 2012: 4:59 PM ET The Urus SUV, billed as an 'everyday Lamborghini' is being unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Lamborghini could have made a four door sedan instead of an SUV, ...

Sources: current Windows Phone devices will not get 'Apollo' upgrade
The Verge
By Dieter Bohn on April 17, 2012 11:09 pm 1012Comments Earlier today, a developer evangelist for Microsoft was quoted as saying that all Windows Phone devices would get an upgrade to the "next major version" of the operating system.

FBI: Web will go dark for 350000 infected Internet users starting July 9
Digitaltrends.com
For 350000 unsuspecting Internet users infected with the DNSChanger malware, the Web will cease to function on July 9. Here's why, and how to check your PC before zero hour. If you're one of an unlucky 350,0000 Internet users out there, your Internet...

2012 Beijing: Ford Announces EcoSport, Kuga, Edge and Explorer for Chinese Market
MotorTrend Magazine
As expected, Ford has introduced a quartet of its crossover models to the Chinese market at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Three of them are sold in the US market, and the fourth is the B-class sized compact EcoSport crossover model targeted specifically ...

MotorTrend Magazine

IBM speeds push for 500-mile EV battery
CNET
Big Blue signs on partners for its Battery 500 Project to design an "air-breathing" lithium air battery that would create a leap in energy density. by Martin LaMonica April 20, 2012 5:52 AM PDT Follow @mlamonica An air-breathing battery: the basic ...

Latest iPad Mini Rumor: Number 18 in a Tortured Chain of Speculation
Wired News
By Christina Bonnington Some speculated the third-generation iPad would be smaller than the traditional 9.7 inches. Photo: Ariel Zambelich/Wired Rumormongers have been spreading tales of a miniature, 7-inch Apple tablet since before Apple even released ...

Wired News

Chip could let smartphones see through walls -- and clothes
Los Angeles Times
By Deborah Netburn In the not-too-distant future, your smartphone may be able to help you see through walls, cardboard boxes, paper and even clothing. Scientists from the University of Texas at Dallas have designed an imaging chipthat measures...

Cadillac Plans Semi-Self-Driving Car by Mid-Decade
PC Magazine
By Mark Hachman Cadillac is developing a semi-autonomous driving technology called "Super Cruise" that could be on the road by the middle of this decade, General Motors said Friday. In certain "optimal" conditions, the car would take over and drive ...

Last flight of shuttle Discovery
USA TODAY
A band marches past the space shuttle Enterprise, left, and Discovery during a ceremony at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. The Discovery was officially received by the museum and will be placed on ...

5 Ways to Create Stunning iPad Applications
Mashable
The iPad has been on the market for two years now. With a second milestone of 200000 iPad applications on the App Store nearing, there's no better time than now to reassess how to approach the UX of iPad applications. Some of the ideas in this article ...

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