13 August 2012

WikiLeaks: Our site's been hit by weeklong attack

WikiLeaks: Our site's been hit by weeklong attack
The homepage of the WikiLeaks.org website is seen on a computer after leaked classified military documents were posted to it July 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images) LONDON (AP) — The secret-busting organization WikiLeaks says it's ... 

Flickr Photo of Insect Identified As Never-Before-Seen Species [VIDEO]
When wildlife photographer Hock Ping Guek posted a picture of a delicate fly with patches of color on its wings to photo-sharing site Flickr, he didn't know he had come across a never-before-seen species of lacewing. Guek uploaded the picture after ...

Funcom Blames MetaCritic For Share Price Drop
Escapist Magazine
The MMO merchants over at Funcom aren't having a particularly good week. The company's share price has halved over the past few days, and according to a recent investor relations update, MetaCritic is to blame. "Following the launch of The Secret World ...

Apple Offered To License Patents to Samsung for $30 per Phone, $40 per Tablet
Maximum PC
The Apple vs. Samsung saga has been unfolding at a rapid pace over the last few weeks, and several new developments about what went on behind the scenes is starting to emerge. According to court fillings, Apple considered Samsung a “strategic partner”, ...

Maximum PC

EA expects its digital sales to overtake boxed games
By Harro Ten Wolde | FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Electronic Arts expects revenue from digital downloads of its games to overtake sales of boxed game software within a few years and is focussed on expanding its array of mobile and free-to-play products, ...

Can Hotmail regain its crown?
Sydney Morning Herald
"Coming soon, from the creator of the Macarena!"... "New, from the founders of Myspace!" ... "He has the same agent as Steven Seagal!" You don't hear phrases like that much. Generally, once a hot property becomes a lame has-been, you don't base your ...

Epic Games hires laid-off video game pros, creates new studio in Hunt Valley
Baltimore Sun
Somewhere around 90-100 or so were laid off abruptly at Big Huge's office, which helped design the "Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning" video game, which was released earlier this year. Big Huge was part of former baseball start Curt Schilling's 38 Studios, ...

uTorrent Will Soon Have Ads in the Form of Sponsored Torrents
by Rollin Bishop | 1:00 pm, August 12th, 2012 It was quietly announced this past week that uTorrent, a torrent client owned in full by BitTorrent, would soon began to include sponsored torrents. The newest build will have a featured torrent on top of ...

temple run
At the risk of dating myself, I'm old enough to remember Pitfall, the iconic 1982 Atari game of running, jumping, and swinging. Old enough, in fact, to have owned an Atari 2600 and a Pitfall cartridge. Perhaps it was inevitable that the game would get ...

Google Testing New Search Feature for Gmail Users
If email is one of your primary communication tools then your inbox is probably a treasure trove of valuable information for your business. Search giant Google is testing a new search function that could make finding information in Gmail accounts even ...

New Devil May Cry Trailer Shows Us That Dante Can Still Jump
Ninja Theory's take on Capcom's classic Devil May Cry franchise has been looking quite strong as its January 15, 2013 release date approaches. This latest piece of media shows off what we've all been waiting to see, though: platforming. Wait, what?


New Awesomenauts Character Revealed After Successful PC Launch
Ronimo Games' Awesomenauts just released last week for PC, and to thank fans for their huge support for the MOBA's Steam debut, the developers have released footage of a new character dubbed Gnaw. This strange, acidic addition fits in perfectly with ...


Should we compare stock versus unreleased software?
PhoneDog (blog)
After the Galaxy S III by Samsung launched, I wrote about how the device was able to get me back into the Android fold. Soon after, I got my hands on a Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean made me fall in love with Google's mobile operating system ...

Burner iPhone App Lets You Create Temporary Phone Numbers
Complex.com (blog)
By Damien Scott | Aug 11, 2012 | 8:27 pm | Permalink When it comes to mobile phones, the term "burner" carries with it a pretty negative connotation. Burners usually refer to pre-paid cell phones that are replaced weekly. You can guess which field of ...

Smokey Bear celebrates 68th birthday
by KTVB BOISE -- With all the fires we've been having, it was very fitting that Smokey Bear celebrated his 68th birthday Saturday. He threw quite a party at Julius M. Kleiner Memorial Park. There were games, educational displays to help people, ...

iPhone 5 release date details: Why the new Apple iPhone 5 design is still good
Related topics iPhone 5 release date iPhone 5 iphone 5 details new iphone 5 iPhone 5 Rumors iPhone 5 release The rumored iPhone 5 release date is fast approaching, and fans of the 6th generation model are super excited. As usual, nothing is confirmed ...


Web purchases are big on tablets
Related topics Tablets The tablet market has revolutionized the computer market overnight. Martyn Williams has reported for Computerworld "Apple's US iPad sales equivalent to 1 in 9 of population." The iPad has sold 34 million units in the US alone ...

Black Ops 2 Gamescom schedule revealed; Multiplayer community analysis released
Related topics black ops 2 Black Ops 2 Zombies black ops 2 online Black Ops 2 Multiplayer As many of you may already know, Treyarch has finally released the first glimpse of the multiplayer portion of Black Ops 2 in the recent release of the ...

Bigger than ever, Pinterest opens up to all
Brisbane Times
Silicon Valley social network Pinterest is now open for all to join, with the fast-growing site ditching its invite-only beginnings as it becomes more established. A blog postplaced on the site this week announced that the social network welcomes all ...

GM recalls 38000 cop cars
Toronto Sun
General Motors is recalling more than 38000 Chevrolet Impala police cars in the US and Canada because a part in the front suspension can crack and cause a crash. The safety recall of cop cars from the 2008 through 2012 model years does not include ...

Sony lets The Last Guardian trademark expire; nothing to worry about
The Gaming Vault
Sony has let the trademark for their long-in-development first party title, The Last Guardian, slide into oblivion; marking the latest development for the seemingly beleagured title. The news of the trademark expiration is just the latest chapter in ...

Earth getting warmer, human activity the cause
San Antonio Express
Sailboats and a floating dock lie on the dry, cracked dirt in a harbor at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. This July was the hottest month in a century. Yes, the heat is on for climate-change skeptics. Listen carefully and you can almost hear nature, ...

13″ MacBook Pro Retina Pops Up Again
There has been more evidence of a 13 inch MacBook Pro Retina model as it has appeared in an online database at GeekBench reports ArsTechnica. The machine is said to have run a seed of OS X 10.8.1, which has not yet been released to the developers or ...

WordPress iOS App Receives Huge Update With Over 180 Improvements [Updates]
By Dave LeClair Some apps are quick to call an update huge when there is only a few new features. That is not the case with the WordPress app. Their latest update hits the app store with an absolutely staggering 180 new features and improvements

Get Pixelmator 2.1 image-editing app (Mac) for $15
Newly updated with Mountain Lion support and other improvements, this well-respected Photoshop clone previously sold for $59. by Rick Broida Pixelmator 2.1 includes a bunch of new features and Mountain Lion support. It's on sale for $14.99.

Higgs Boson, a History
Huffington Post
Readers of The Huffington Post have heard much about the great discovery of the Higgs boson, announced to the world with much fanfare on July 4 by the international laboratory CERN. And everyone knows that this important last particle in the reigning ...

Apple Thinks Its Smartphone Patents Are Worth 3X As Much As Microsoft's
Business Insider
As with any negotiation, this could have been the starting point. Apple may have started high, then Samsung could have come back with a lower bid, and then the two could have met in the middle. Reading over Ina Fried's excellent coverage of the trial, ...

Business Insider

Reservoir release to prevent salmon disease
San Francisco Chronicle
KLAMATH, Del Norte County -- Federal authorities plan to release extra water from the Trinity Reservoir to help protect Chinook salmon in the lower Klamath River in Northern California. The Bureau of Reclamation said Friday it will begin releasing ...

Kodak Patent Bidding Is Tame
Wall Street Journal
By DANA MATTIOLI, MIKE SPECTOR and ASHBY JONES Eastman Kodak Co.'s patent auction has failed to generate the premium bids that the company and creditors had hoped for, with some suitors leaving Manhattan for home in the past few days, people familiar ...

Wall Street Journal

SC scientists trim years in conserving artifacts
Sacramento Bee
By BRUCE SMITH AP NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -- Clemson scientists are using a new technique that trims years off the time-consuming process of preserving historic artifacts like cannon balls and a ballast block from the Confederate submarine HL Hunley.

PS Vita Struggles to Gain Support from Third-Party Devs
by David Sanchez on August 11, 2012 @ 12:50 am Sony launched the Vita just about eight months ago, and in that time the portable system has had its loyal followers and not-so-loyal detractors. The fact of the matter is that the handheld hardly has any ...


State-Sponsored Spying May Be Teaching Cyber-Criminals New Tricks
Technology Review
In the past two days researchers have unmasked two sophisticated cyber-espionage tools created by nation sates. And some experts now say there's evidence criminals are adopting techniques learned from such tools. On Wednesday, computer security company ...

Gears Of War, Left 4 Dead Heroes Coming To Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
Cinema Blend
The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft is due to receive another batch of character skins. Skin Pack 2 will provide 45 additional skins, many of which are inspired by characters from high-profile Xbox 360 titles. Five of the skins have been revealed thus ...

Cinema Blend

The Ouya Console Surpasses Kickstarter Goal
In just 30 days, Ouya, an inexpensive gaming console that runs on Android, has raised $8596475 in crowd funds. Ouya's Kickstarter campaign was created to help fund the development of an open platform and succeeded, as 63416 backers raised the money...


Silicon Valley: The valley of God?
Globe and Mail
Alexa Andrzejewski sits in the balcony watching the pastor pace the floor below. Before the sermon gets rolling, she sneaks out her iPhone and opens her social networking app. She “checks in” at her San Francisco church, and looks to see if anyone else ...

Globe and Mail

BlackBerry makers looks to sell Newbay, other assets
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is looking to sell cloud services provider NewBay and some of the other minor assets it recently acquired, as part of a strategic review process, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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