22 June 2012

Twitter Crash Hack Or Hardware Fail?

Twitter Crash: Hack Or Hardware Fail?
By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Twitter was unavailable for about two hours Thursday due to a bug or to a denial of service attack. Twitter claims the problem was equipment-related. "Today's outage is due to a cascaded bug in one of our ... 

Microsoft Surface: Wi-Fi Only at Launch?
By Ian Paul, PCWorld Jun 22, 2012 6:24 AM We may have an answer to one of the big questions about Microsoft's Surface. The software maker's tablets will be available only with Wi-Fi at launch, according to an online report.

AMD pulls back curtain on Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Washington Post
AMD has pulled back the curtain on the Radeon HD 7970 GHz edition, a 28nm graphics card based on its Southern Island family of GPUs. The name says it all: the original Radeon HD 7970 was clocked at 925MHz, and this update brings that base clock speed ...

Will every iPhone accessory you own become obsolete?
Fox News
All those expensive iPhone accessories you own, all the stuff that plugs into the bottom of the device -- speakers, docks, chargers and so on -- may be about to become obsolete. Tech blog TechCrunch reports that Apple plans to change the design and ...

Apple's iPad costs you $1.36 per year to charge
According to the Electric Power Research Institute, its data is based on owners fully charging the slate every other day. by Don Reisinger Apple's iPad costs precious little for you to charge it each year, according to a new study.


The flashy yet familiar Windows Phone 8 start screen (hands on)
by Brian Bennett Hot on the heels of Microsoft's big Windows Phone 8 unveiling, we were able to see how the software's touted new start screen looks and feels in our hands. It's fun, fast, bigger, yet strangely familiar too. Microsoft's Greg Sullivan ...

Will UN regulate the Internet? Battle for net freedom nears
Fox News
WASHINGTON – Secret negotiations involving dozens of countries preparing for a United Nations summit on international telecommunications could lead to changes in a global treaty that would diminish the Internet's role in economic growth and restrict ...

Apple's App Store travels to 32 more countries
by Lance Whitney Apple yesterday widened the reach of its popular online App Store to an additional 32 markets. The App Store expansion follows an announcement by Apple CEO Tim Cook at last week's Worldwide Developers Conference that the online store ...

Gigapixel camera offers super sharp shots
BBC News
A camera capable of creating images with "unprecedented detail" has been unveiled by US engineers. It works by synchronising 98 tiny cameras in a single device. The machine is likely to be used first for military surveillance.

BBC News

Nintendo to launch 3DS XL on August 19 for $199.99
The game company says that the device will come with a 4.88-inch display on top and a 4.18-inch screen on the bottom. by Don Reisinger Nintendo has announced a new entry in its portable game lineup. Dubbed the Nintendo 3DS XL, the device delivers the ...

Flipboard Releases Android App
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius The service also confirmed its partnership with Google+ and YouTube and announced that it will expand to five new countries. On the Android front, Flipboard will now be available on Android phones worldwide, as well as on the Nook...

Samsung investigating 'exploding' Galaxy S III in Ireland
Apple Insider
By Sam Oliver Samsung has begun investigating an incident where its newly released Galaxy S III smartphone reportedly exploded when charging in a user's car in Ireland. "Samsung is aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as we receive ...

Asteroid 2012 LZ1 highlights holes in Earth's asteroid detection program
Something happened this month that you probably weren't even aware of. Astronomers working at the Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wells, Australia spied an asteroid in the skies on June 10. That asteroid was originally estimated to be 500 m or ...


Facebook should be worried about Wooga's HTML5 exit
By David Meyer Jun. 22, 2012, 6:22am PT No Comments It's a shame how 'open-sourcing' has so often come to mean 'abandoning'. Case in point: Berlin social games developer Wooga's announcement that its HTML5 mobile game Magic Land Island is “going open ...


Google denies preventing anti-competition probe
BBC News
Google has denied that it is preventing a Texas investigation into whether it is abusing its dominance of the internet search market. It comes after Texan attorney general Greg Abbott accused the company of improperly refusing to hand over evidence he ...

BBC News

Google's CEO Larry Page loses his voice
By Carly Page GOOGLE CHIEF Larry Page won't be speaking at the company's I/O Conference in San Francisco next week because he's reportedly lost his voice. Soft-spoken Page sat out of the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Thursday due to having ...

Voyager may exit our solar system much earlier sooner than expected
NASA launched the Voyager 1 probe back in 1977 and sent it on its journey through our solar system to study planets as it passed on its way outside of our solar system. Back in December of 2011 NASA mentioned that Voyager 1 was entering into a new ...


HP says Project Gemini ARM servers will come soon after Atom
By Lawrence Latif MAKER OF EXPENSIVE PRINTER INK HP will bring out ARM based processors for its Project Gemini servers despite launching them with Intel's Centerton Atom chips, with the possibility of using low-power Xeon and other ARM products in the ...

Facebook forced to allow users to opt out of adverts
Facebook has been forced to allow users to opt out of their names being used in 'sponsored stories' as part of a legal settlement with five angry members of the network. By Emma Barnett, Digital Media Editor The legal case against Facebook began last ...


Pixelpalooza: 15" Retina MacBook Pro reviewed
Ars Technica
by Chris Foresman - Jun 22, 2012 9:00 am UTC Enlarge / Apple applied lessons learned from the MacBook Air to make its Retina MacBook Pro thinner and lighter. A thinner, "Retina" MacBook Pro had been rumored for some time, and Apple did not disappoint ...

Ars Technica

Tesla's New Sedan Will Make Or Break The Company
Manufacturing Business Technology
Tesla has lost nearly $1 billion selling high-end electric sports cars to the likes of George Clooney. Now it's going to attempt to sell them to the rest of us — and try to make money doing so. The company's first mass-market, five-seat sedan will be ...

RIM: First New Device Won't Have Physical Keyboard
Manufacturing Business Technology
Rob Gillies, AP TORONTO (AP) — The first BlackBerry device running Research In Motion Ltd.'s new operating software will not have a physical keyboard, only a touch-screen one. The BlackBerry 10 software will be offered on devices with physical ...

Gasoline prices still falling ahead of holiday
U-T San Diego
Average gasoline prices in San Diego have dropped to within a penny of last year's levels after three straight weeks of double-digit declines. A gallon of regular unleaded averaged $3.89 on Thursday in San Diego, according to AAA's daily fuel gauge.

Don't Delete Your Stupidity. Fix it. Facebook Rolls Out Comment Editing and ...
No more “Arggh! Copy, delete, paste, edit, post.” Facebook is now rolling out the ability to edit comments, but users will be able to see the full edit history of a thread. This is just one more feature that I really liked about Google+, since I could ...

New Data on Elusive Particle Shrouded in Secrecy
New York Times
Dr. Higgs, I presume? A team of physicists gathered in a room at CERN on Friday to begin crunching new data from the Large Hadron Collider this year. And they will be at it all week. What they are seeing nobody knows. What they are looking for is the ...

Irish language may be preserved by Google's Endangered Language project - VIDEO
On Thursday, Google launched its new Endangered Languages Project which aims to preserve and revive some 3000 languages that are dying out around the world. Included in the project is Irish Gaelic, which according to Google, has less than 20000 ...

Google's Motorola Mobility Offers to End Microsoft Cases
Google Inc. (GOOG)'s Motorola Mobility unit said it made a new offer to settle its patent-infringement disputes with Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) over the Xbox gaming system and smartphones. Microsoft questioned whether the offer was serious.

Huge Moon Crater's Water Ice Supply Revealed
by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor A crater on the moon that is a prime target for human exploration may be tantalizingly rich in ice, though researchers warn it could just as well hold none at all. The scientists investigated Shackleton Crater, ...

Alien Planets Kepler-36b, Kepler-36c So Close Together They See 'Planetrise'
Huffington Post
An artist's conception shows the newfound alien planet Kepler-36c as it might look from the surface of Kepler-36b. It is science fiction made fact: Astronomers have discovered two alien planets around the same star whose orbits come so close together ...

'Steam for Schools' is a free version of Steam for students, facilitates ...
by Ben Gilbert on Jun 20th 2012 11:16AM "Steam for Schools" is Valve's next push into edutainment. This summer, educators can apply for beta inclusion in the program, which includes a "limited version of Steam" featuring Portal 2, the game's level ...

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