14 August 2012

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Putting An End To The Biggest Lie On The Internet | TechCrunch
By Klint Finley
It's long been said that “I agree to the terms of service” is the biggest lie on the internet. And even if you do read them, many TOS are so ridden with legalese that you practically need to be a lawyer to understand them. Also ... website: http://tos-dr.info/
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Paul Ryan: tech's friend or foe?
CNN International
(Mashable) -- Technology issues might not be the most pressing topic facing Paul Ryan — Mitt Romney's running mate — as he campaigns for the White House. In fact, given the state of the economy and the other high-level issues facing the country, ...

Today in Tech: Why Google is buying Frommer's - Fortune Tech
Groupon's stronger-than-expected earnings; rumored dates for the iPhone 5. Google buys Frommer's travel to stay a step ahead of Siri [THE NEXT WEB] With ...
tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/08/14/google-is-buying-frommers/

Expecting a baby? You can now make it Facebook official
Los Angeles Times
Facebook has added "Expecting a Baby" to its list of Life Events for users' Timelines. "Life Events are easy and expressive ways to mark significant moments in your life such as getting married, buying a house or traveling to new places," Facebook said ...

Ancient seal lends credence to biblical Samson-vs.-lion tale
NBCNews.com
An ancient seal slightly smaller than a penny apparently depicts a man fighting a lion, which archaeologists believe could be an early reference to the biblical tale of Samson. The find doesn't prove that the legendary strongman, who was said to have ...

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Verizon and cable make concessions to close $3.9B deal
CNET
Verizon Wireless and SpectrumCo cable companies agree to scale back joint marketing arrangement to win OK from Department of Justice and FCC, says The Wall Street Journal. Approval for deal to be announced within weeks. by Marguerite Reardon Verizon ...

Luxury cars fare poorly on new frontal crash test
Reuters
By Deepa Seetharaman | DETROIT Aug 14 (Reuters) - Several luxury cars, including the top-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class, scored poorly on a new frontal crash test designed to mimic what happens when a car hits another vehicle, utility pole or tree.

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs's home burglarized
Washington Post
The home of Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs in Palo Alto, Calif., has been burglarized, the San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday. Police arrested Kariem McFarlin, 35, on suspicion of theft of at least $60000 worth of “computers and personal items ...

Independent labs to verify high-profile papers
Nature.com
Scientific publishers are backing an initiative to encourage authors of high-profile research papers to get their results replicated by independent labs. Validation studies will earn authors a certificate and a second publication, and will save other ...

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SimCity Coming to Macs in Feb. 2013
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Electronic Arts today announced that its SimCity franchise will be available on Macs in Feb. 2013. SimCity will be available as a digital download via EA's Origin store. EA is also opening up a beta to PC users who want to try out ...

Apple Continues Reign as Tablet King
PC Magazine
By Angela Moscaritolo The Cupertino tech giant continued its reign as the "king of all media tablets," nabbing nearly 70 percent of the market in the second quarter, according to new data from research firm IHS iSuppli. Rival Samsung took the No.

Darksiders II review
Telegraph.co.uk
Formats Xbox 360 (tested), PlayStation 3, PC, OnLive Developer Vigil Games Publisher THQ Age rating BBFC 15 PEGI 16 Released 21 August 2012 'Sometimes there's a man who, well, he's the man for his time and place.' If there's one prevalent thing about ...

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Biggest Python Found in Florida as Snake Invasion Continues
San Francisco Chronicle
(Updates with python fertility in fourth paragraph.) Aug. 14 (Bloomberg) -- A 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python found in the Florida Everglades set a state record for both its size and the 87 eggs the snake was carrying, according to an official at the ...

Mercedes Recalls SUVs for Danger from Airbag 'Projectile'
Wall Street Journal (blog)
By Jonathan Welsh Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year G550 and G55 AMG luxury sport-utility vehicles from the 2011 model year because part of the dashboard could become if the front passenger airbag deploys in a crash.

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Yammer takes on social enterprise competition with more app integration
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Yammer gets a facelift to improve the overall user interface while making users and shared content more discoverable. By Rachel King for Between the Lines | August 14, 2012 -- 16:09 GMT (09:09 PDT) Yammer is giving itself a major refresh on ...

PS3 gets new YouTube app, controllable via smartphones
CNET
The new YouTube app is optimized for PS3 controls and gives access to YouTube community features. by Matthew Moskovciak The PS3's new YouTube app lets you use your smartphone as a remote for YouTube videos. The PS3 has a solid collection of streaming ...

iRobot Releases New Versions Of Its Vacuuming Robot And Its Gutter Cleaning Robot
TechCrunch
After 22 years of existence, iRobot has come a long way and is still releasing new models of its home cleaning robots. The Looj 330 has been completely redesigned to improve your gutter cleaning experience. In the vacuuming robot line, the Roomba 600...

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Humans and Neanderthals 'didn't breed'
AFP
PARIS — Anthropologists have dealt a blow to theories that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals interbred, bequeathing humans today with some of the genetic legacy of their mysterious cousins. Over the last two years, several studies have suggested that H.

AFP

LG's Optimus Vu phablet coming to the US, likely Verizon
Digitaltrends.com
LG is planning to bring the Optimus Vu to the United States and Verizon may be its first home. The era of massive phones is just beginning. Following the success of the Galaxy Note in the US, LG is planning to launch the Optimus Vu here in North ...

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Genetics of obsessive-compulsive disorder narrowed down
Fox News
The first genome-wide searches for the genes responsible for Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder have uncovered a few clues to the underpinnings of both disorders. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by muscle and ...

Windows 8 phone may hit T-Mobile in LTE style
CNET
by Brian Bennett If a TMO News report pans out, Samsung might be quietly planning a new Windows 8 smartphone boasting a connection to T-Mobile's new 4G LTE network. Other specs the device could feature include a nimble 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 ...

Google Plans to Buy Frommer's Travel Guides
New York Times (blog)
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER 8:56 pm | Updated SAN FRANCISCO — Google made another foray into producing original content Monday when it announced its plans to buy the Frommer's brand of travel guides from John Wiley & Sons to augment its local and travel ...

Decay detector gives solar flare alert
Futurity: Research News
In 1859, a huge solar storm had telegraph wires glowing and an aurora borealis visible as far south as Cuba, says physicist Ephraim Fischbach. "Because we now have a sophisticated infrastructure of satellites, power grids, and all sort of electronic ...

Simplify Your Mobile Media Experience with RealPlayer for Android - One App ...
Equities.com
SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- So, you just got your new Android Smartphone or tablet and there seems to be an app for just about everything. Why consider adding another media player? Your mobile digital media experience doesn't have to be so ...

Custom URLs are finally coming to Google+
NBCNews.com
If you write down your Google+ URL for someone right now, it might look something like this:http://plus.google.com/109299348960895456083/. Thankfully such long number strings will soon be a worry of the past — because Google is gradually starting to ...

Apple's newly-patented in-cell touchscreen tech could be bound for next-gen iPhone
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Apple on Tuesday received a patent for touch screen LCD technology which integrates touch-sensing elements with display circuitry to create a thinner, lighter panel that will possibly make its way to the company's popular smartphone.

The agony and the ecstasy of New Super Mario Bros. 2
Geek
New Super Mario Bros. 2, which was recently released for the Nintendo 3DS, is a brief, but inescapably accurate portrayal of everything that works and does not work with the 3DS. On the surface it's YAMG (yet another Mario game) and it stays remarkably ...

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Skeleton Army Dug Out of Danish Bog, Undead Catastrophe Probably Imminent
Geekosystem
by Ian Chant | 11:41 am, August 14th, 2012 A team from Denmark's Aarhus University is excavating a Danish bog at Alken Enge that is turning out to be a practically never-ending source of ancient human remains. The most recent discovery at this bog is a ...

Mass Effect 3 Endings Experienced By Only 42 Percent Of Players
Gamenguide
The final act in the Mass Effect trilogy was an epic spacefaring adventure that was game maker Bioware's final goodbye to the story of Commander Shepard. For those who finished the fight against the ancient evil known as the reapers, the game's endings ...

Gamenguide

Google+ studio mode hangouts: awesome if you're wearing headphones
VentureBeat
Music over online conference lines or video-conferencing software mostly sucks — because the conferencing world is optimized for voice, not song. Google's trying to change that — and bolster its social network, Google+ — by adding Studio Mode to ...


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