04 June 2012

Flame malware: shadowy domains and fake names

Flame malware network based on shadowy domains, fake names
CNET
The espionage malware has already been updated on some infected machines -- after command-and-control domains were shut down last week, researchers say. by Elinor Mills The creators of Flame used fake credentials to register domains used to communicate ...

Samsung Galaxy S III, Without Quad-Core CPU, Slated for 5 US Carriers
Wired News
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles Samsung's Galaxy S III will lose the quad-core CPU offered in Europe and Asia, and instead pack the same dual-core CPU found in the HTC One X. Image: Samsung Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, is heading to five ...

HP-Oracle trial pits tech titans in fight over legal settlement
San Jose Mercury News
HP has claimed one reason Oracle announced it would stop making new Itanium-related software is to focus on technology it obtained from Sun. Oracle's announcement reportedly has caused HP to lose some of its server customers.

Lenovo IdeaPad U310, U410 Ultrabooks Coming this June, Starting at $749
eWeek
Lenovo IdeaPad Ultrabooks, featuring Intel Ivy Bridge processors and a range of colors, are being marketed to energetic and ambitious young users, as Lenovo keeps up its work to get its name out. Lenovo has introduced two colorful new Ultrabooks, ...

Boxee Takes Videos Online Via Cloudee
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Boxee today unveiled an invite-only iPhone app that will let users share personal videos from the cloud. The service, dubbed Cloudee, is "the first step towards a Boxee cloud offering," Boxee said in a blog post.

HP says Oracle violated contract
Reuters
By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4 (Reuters) - Oracle Corp violated a clear contract with Hewlett-Packard Co when it decided it would no longer make new versions of its database software compatible with HP's Itanium-based servers, a lawyer for HP ...

Microsoft to let Xbox hook up with mobile devices
Reuters
* Xbox can link with even Apple, Google devices * New app latest facet of living-room entertainment * Companion screens unveiled at E3 By Liana B. Baker and Malathi Nayak LOS ANGELES, June 4 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp unveiled a new software ...

Microsoft warns that Flame exploits Windows flaw
Reuters
| BOSTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp warned PC users that the Flame virus that attacked systems across the Middle East infects computers by exploiting a flaw in the Windows operating system. The company released software to protect against infections ...

First look: Acer Aspire 7600U and 5600U all-in-one touch screens
CNET
At Computex, Acer shows off Windows 8 and the Metro UI in new 27-inch and 23-inch all-in-one desktops. by Craig Simms While all-in-one touch screens have never lived up to the promise, the launch of Windows 8 later this year will mean a rash of new ...

Facebook Ready to (Officially) Allow Children Under 13
PCWorld
Facebook is reportedly working on policies and controls that would allow children under 13 to join the social network without lying about their age. By Charles Ripley, Content Works Jun 4, 2012 6:21 AM The current Facebook rules require that users be ...

All signs point to Facebook iPhone integration on iOS 6
Los Angeles Times
By Salvador Rodriguez After Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a major, yet subtle hint last week, it seems Facebook integration is indeed coming to the iPhone, according to the latest Web reports. Facebook will become fully immersed within iOS as soon as its ...

Top Tech Firms Prep for Switch to IPv6
PC Magazine
By Stephanie Mlot On Wednesday, June 6 (switch to 6 on 6/6) a number of top Internet firms - including Microsoft, Google, YouTube, and Yahoo - will deploy a new Internet protocol, dubbed IPv6. On IPv6 Day last year, a number of these companies switched ...

How to watch the transit of Venus with a pair of binoculars
Christian Science Monitor
If you're assuming you can just stare at the sun through a pair of binoculars, you'd better read this. By Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries / June 4, 2012 On June 5, Venus will cross the face of the sun. If you live in North America, Europe, ...

Christian Science Monitor

Nintendo Wii U: new console faces tough launch in world of Angry Birds
The Guardian
The latest round in the console wars starts on Tuesday when Nintendo launches Wii U, its latest and most sophisticated games machine. But times have changed since the 2006 launch of Wii, its phenomenally successful predecessor, and analysts are already ...

The Guardian

Report: Yahoo, Facebook Close to Deal on Patent Suits
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Yahoo and Facebook are reportedly close to a deal that could settle the two companies' patent fight. As reported by All Things D, executives at Facebook and Yahoo are in "advanced negotiations" on the patent issue, and could reach a ...

Instapaper finally lets Android users save sites for offline viewing
BetaNews
By Tim Conneally Instapaper, the popular iOS application that lets users save web pages for offline reading, was released for Android on Monday, and can now be downloaded in Google Play. Instapaper's creator Marco Arment released the app exclusively ...

BetaNews

Madden NFL 13 gets 'better with Kinect,' launches August 28
CNET
EA Sports has announced that its Madden NFL 13 launch will come with Kinect features -- and enlisted Joe Montana to prove it. by Don Reisinger For the first time ever, Electronic Arts' Madden franchise will include Kinect support.

Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch
SlashGear
Ford has updated its popular F-150 for 2013, adding some new enhancement options, including its MyFord Touch system for voice, steering-wheel, and LCD touchscreen controls. The company's top-selling pick-up truck is also getting some minor exterior ...

SlashGear

Matrox DS1 brings Thunderbolt docking to life
SlashGear
This week the folks at Matrox have revealed the DS1 Thunderbolt Docking Station for your MacBook, Ultrabook, and beyond. This device allows you to easily add a large display, a wired network, a mouse, a keyboard, and whatever else you want to your ...

SlashGear

Nike Expands Digital Push with Training Game for Xbox
Bloomberg
Nike Inc. (NKE), the world's largest sporting-goods maker, will enter the video-game business through a partnership with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to expand its brand beyond shoes and shirts. Nike+ Kinect Training will be released this holiday shopping ...

Download the Tom's Hardware Windows 8 Metro App Today
Tom's Hardware Guide
Like our readers, we at Tom's Hardware like to be at the very forefront of new technology. We're sure that many of you have already downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview to give it a spin on your test machines. For those of you who have, ...

Corning flexible Willow Glass revealed for ultra-slim power
SlashGear
At the Society for Information Display's Display Week in Boston, Corning has revealed that they've begun working on their next-generation flexible Willow Glass. This glass will be made for what we must assume will be flexible displays on mobile devices ...

E3: Kill With Voice Commands in Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Escapist Magazine
Microsoft is heavily promoting the use of its Kinect technology in games that might not otherwise use it. Gamers playing Mass Effect or Madden NFL are too busy actually using the controller to flail about madly, but their voices are otherwise ...

Hey, Brother, Can You Spare a Hubble? DOD: Sure! Have Two
The Atlantic
By Alexis Madrigal That's right. Our military had two, unflown, better-than-Hubble space telescopes just sitting around. NASA's been wracked by budgetary concerns as it tries to figure out how to do research into the origins of everything *and* loft...

The Atlantic

Dual-screen Taichi leads lineup of unique Asus Windows 8 PCs
CNET
Asus takes advantage of Microsoft's flexible new OS with a dual-screen laptop, laptops and tablets with removeable keyboards, and even a desktop with a removeable screen. by Vincent Chang The Asus Taichi offers screens on the front and back.

Prototype space shuttle arrives in New York
Seattle Post Intelligencer
By AUBREY COHEN, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Helicopters fly above atmospheric test space shuttle Enterprise as its carried by barge past Coney Island on June 03, 2012 in New York City. Enterprise is on its way to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, ...

Study Suggests Expanding the Genetic Alphabet May Be Easier than Previously ...
Bioscience Technology
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute suggests that the replication process for DNA—the genetic instructions for living organisms that is composed of four bases (C, G, A and T)—is more open to unnatural letters than had ...

Stanford University bioengineer Stephen Quake wins $500000 prize
San Francisco Business Times
Quake, who holds 80 patents, also does work for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute . He started Fluidigm (NASDAQ: FLDM) in South San Francisco, which makes scientific instruments. Among his innovations are a rapid DNA sequencer, a non-invasive ...

Engadget and Joystiq's pre-event broadcast from E3 - Microsoft
Engadget
By Mat Smith posted Jun 4th 2012 12:14PM Well, our liveblog of Microsoft's pre-show event is about to kick off, but we're sure you'd like to hear what our (and Joystiq's) crystal balls have foretold. We discuss our thoughts on what Microsoft's likely ...

Judge refuses to bar Steve Jobs quotes from patent trial
tuaw.com
by Steven Sande Jun 4th 2012 at 1:30PM Reuters reported on Friday that a judge has rejected Apple's request to have several incendiary quotes about Google's Android platform from former CEO Steve Jobs blocked from being used in the upcoming patent ...


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