23 November 2012

Take Action for Internet Freedom - Do not let the ITU take control of the internet

Take Action – Google: "“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.“"

Euro MPs: Do not let the ITU take control of the internet
ZDNet
Summary: As the ITU gears up to push for powers to regulate the internet, the European Parliament votes to oppose the move, saying it would harm the flow of information online and stifle innovation. Ben Woods. By Ben Woods | November 23, 2012 -- 13:11 ...

8 Essential Black Friday Apps
InformationWeek
Braving the Black Friday crowds? Don't even think of leaving the house without these applications on your smartphone. By Eric Zeman · InformationWeek. November 23, 2012 08:06 AM. 10 Great Windows 8 Apps. ( click image for larger view and for slideshow) ...

Three will sell the Google Nexus 4 from 13 December
Inquirer
NUMERICAL MOBILE OPERATOR Three has revealed that it will soon be selling the Google Nexus 4, once O2's exclusivity ends. Three has told The INQUIRER that it will start selling the Nexus 4 from 13 December. It has also revealed that that its pricing will...

Inquirer

Super-Earths' magnetic FORCE FIELDS could harbour ALIEN LIFE
Register
A geo-boffinry study has found that super-Earths could have oceans of liquid metal and magnetic shields that protect life on their surfaces. Artist's impression of the planetary system around HD10180. The heat and pressure inside planets bigger than Earth but ...

Has Curiosity discovered organic compounds on Mars? (pictures)
CNET
NASA has made a potentially huge discovery on Mars via Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, NPR reported this week. SAM is the rover's on-board set of chemical analytics tools, tasked with identifying organic compounds -- the ...

FCC plans to make Twitter, mobile networks disaster proof
Register
The Federal Communications Commission is to have a series of talks around the US to figure out how to stop mobile network outages during natural disasters. A quarter of cell towers on the East coast were damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy late last ...
WIMP-seeking detector flooded
Register
A South Dakota-based dark matter experiment has taken a large step towards go-live, with a detector lowered into its water tank ahead of observations beginning next year. The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) detector was delivered in July.

Five smart Apple iPhone solutions for the connected home
Computerworld (blog)
As Apple's [AAPL] iOS evolution shows, consumer electronics is evolving, the devices we use everyday are becoming more portable and more advanced, and the distinctions between different gadgets are disappearing: Here's five solutions which suggest the ...
Apple discounts iPads, Mac laptops 8%-10% for 'Black Friday'
Computerworld
Computerworld - Apple today cut Mac laptop prices up to 10% and iPad prices as much as 9% during its typically tightfisted one-day "Black Friday" deals. But some resellers again offered more aggressive discounts. Apple's sale reduced Mac laptop prices by ...

Ariane rocket ready to do battle
BBC News
Europe's Ariane 5 rocket has established itself as the dominant force in the satellite launch market. The big European vehicle throws up everything from three-tonne TV satellites to the 20-tonne ATV space truck used to resupply astronauts on the ISS.

BBC News

Google Working on Open Alternative to Apple's AirPlay
Tom's Hardware Guide
The news arrives after YouTube revealed the first implementation of this beaming technology last week. The tech can wirelessly send video from the YouTube app installed on Android-based smartphones and tablets to Google TV devices. Apple's AirPlay ...

Dogs learn language differently than humans
TG Daily
While many dog-owners may marvel at their pet's human-like ability to understand new words; research by scientists at the University of Lincoln, UK, suggests that dogs learn words in a fundamentally different way to us. Dogs have long been thought to learn ...

TG Daily

NPD says Black Friday will be the catalyst for tablets to pass notebook shipments ...
SlashGear
Black Friday is here and if analysts over at NPD are accurate, shopping today will be the catalyst to push tablet shipments above notebook shipments in North America. If this prediction comes to pass, it would be the first time tablets passed notebook ...

Apple Has To Tell Samsung How Much Money It's Getting From HTC For Patents
Business Insider
Apple has to reveal how much money its getting from HTC in a patent settlement to Samsung, a judge ruled. Apple settled all patent litigation with HTC two weeks ago. They also entered into a ten-year licensing agreement. The terms of their deal were never ...

Business Insider

An Improbable Thanksgiving Day Rally In RIM Stock: Should You Now Feast Too?
Forbes
New CEO Thorsten Heins debuts the BlackBerry 10 smartphones at a conference in California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife). The best deals these days, it seems, must be snatched well before the clock strikes midnight on Thanksgiving. So, right ...

Wii U – Shigeru Miyamoto gives us a tour of Nintendo's new console
The Guardian
In 2006, Nintendo announced the Wii. Everyone laughed at the name, then everyone laughed at the crazy TV remote-style controllers. Then everyone stopped laughing, and there was an odd silence from industry analysts and pundits, who simply didn't know ...

The Guardian

Australian scientists undiscover small Pacific island
SlashGear
With the modern age of satellite mapping and Google Maps, you might expect that the map of Earth's landmass, including islands, around the globe is correctly and accurately mapped. However, it appears that errors in mapping do occur as evidenced by a ...

SlashGear

Starwatch: Get cold, hard look at skylights
Post-Bulletin
Without a doubt we're entering the best stargazing season of the year. Unfortunately, it's also the coldest season of the year. I call it the great trade-off of stargazing. On those warm summer nights, when you look forward to checking out the universe, two major ...

Post-Bulletin

First Drive: 2013 Ford C-Max Energi
Automobile Magazine
We know you try to get the most out of life in every aspect. When it comes to cars, you've bought Toyotas. Please take a look at our new C-Max Energi. In fact, we suspect that you've already done some research, and it would inevitably have led you to us.

Microsoft Gives Windows 8 Away for Free by Mistake
eSecurity Planet
Give the company an e-mail address, and they'll send you a valid product key. By Jeff Goldman | November 22, 2012. Share. A Reddit user recently disclosed a relatively straightforward method of upgrading to Windows 8 Pro for free. "Microsoft currently ...

eSecurity Planet

Mozilla kills 64-bit Firefox browser for Windows despite lots of users
SlashGear
This is rather odd. Mozilla has reportedly discontinued the 64-bit version of Firefox for Windows. The 64-bit version of the browser was available for Windows computer users in testing. The announcement was made by Mozilla via one of its Google Groups ...

Hacker Found Guilty for Exposing iPad Security Flaw
eSecurity Planet
Hacker Andrew Auernheimer, 27, was found guilty earlier this week of conspiracy to access a computer without authorization and fraud in connection with personal information, for his involvement in a 2010 AT&T breach that exposed 114,000 iPad owners' ...
eSecurity Planet

Nissan unveils revamped LEAF EV in Japan
Automotive Business Review
Nissan has unveiled a revamped version of its LEAF electric vehicle in Japan equipping it with new powertrain. The new vehicle is claimed to give a 12% more mileage and will be 30% more compact and 10% lighter than earlier model, while the vehicle will ...

Review: Nokia Lumia 920 is big, bold, and beautiful
PCWorld
Amber covers Windows Phones,mobile tech, bags, apps and accessories, and loves all manner of gadgets. In her non-tech time she takes too many pictures of her cats, watches zombie movies, crochets, and plans out her next tattoos. More by Amber Bouman ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to get Jelly Bean and Premium Suite upgrade
CNET
Samsung's stylus-equipped tablet, the Note 10.1, will be getting a Jelly Bean upgrade very soon. Beside the OS upgrade, which is already on its flagship S III handset, the company will also be improving some of the features unique to the tablet, which it calls...

CNET

Making the most of your hybrid
The Province
Manufacturers of gas/electric hybrid vehicles boast of fabulous fuel economy and cash savings at the pump. The truth is that, while all are capable of living up to the fuel hype, achieving the same really depends on the way the cars are driven. We are now ...

Icy dwarf planet Makemake lacks atmosphere
Deutsche Welle
A rare moment of alignment with a distant star has given researchers a chance to test some theories about a miniscule, icy planet not all that far (relatively speaking) from Pluto. The results came as a surprise. Like a B-list nightclub mid-week, Pluto's tiny sister ...

Deutsche Welle

NZ joins anti-whaling court case
The Australian
THE New Zealand government has decided to have its say in the International Court of Justice case Australia has brought against Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean. NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the process is called an intervention, which ...

Facebook Moves Away From User Votes on Policy
Wall Street Journal
On Wednesday the social network announced several updates to its governing policy that ultimately could limit its user community's ability to overturn policy decisions. In a blog post written by Elliot Schrage, Facebook's head of communications, the company ...

Google Adds Indoor Maps to Web Browsers as Black Friday Nears
eWeek
In the wake of Apple's iOS 6 mapping application debacle, Google's trusty maps application, Google Maps, now seems more indispensable than ever, and on Nov. 21 the search engine giant expanded a feature that allows users to take a peak at the interior ...

eWeek

Take a guided tour of a space station
NEWS.com.au
WELCOME to space. This is probably the closest any of us will ever get to hanging out in space. In this incredible video, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams takes you on a guided tour of the International Space Station. With her hair floating around her head, she ...

Facebook banks on default https for safer data transfer
Sin Chew Jit Poh
Facebook is improving the security of its data transfers thanks to HTTPS. Photo courtesy: AFP RELAXNEWS/ cloki/shutterstock.com. (Relaxnews) - Facebook is transferring all the accounts of its US users to the safer HTTPS protocol. Up until now, users had to ...

Sin Chew Jit Poh

APPLE reveals complete updated blueprints of SPACESHIP JOBS
Register
Pics Hours after it was revealed that the completion of Apple's planned office doughnut would be delayed until at least 2016, the Cupertino city council posted revised plans for the eco-Stalinist structure, first sketched by Steve Jobs and now widely known as ...
Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi
AutoExpress
Does the diesel-powered version of the facelifted Ford Fiesta match the EcoBoost model's mix of performance and economy? We find out... Verdict. 4. The upgraded Fiesta is a case of the best getting better, with an upmarket new look combined with some ...
Xbox Mini may be in works
PCWorld
With the next generation of its Xbox gaming console, Microsoft may be thinking small and trying to muscle into the set-top box TV business with a new Xbox Mini, expected 2013. According to The Verge, which cites "multiple sources familiar with Redmond's ...
2013 SRT Viper Production to Be Increased after Thanksgiving
autoevolution
Now that Thanksgiving is going past us, the 2013 SRT Viper's production is being brought to full-throttle level, as customers have to start receiving their cars. Chrysler recently announced that the production of its supercar will be ramped up after the ...

Tortoises having Genes Alike George Found
French Tribune
Lonesome George was considered to be the last Pinta Island tortoise in the Galapagos National Park, as it was expected that it was the last from the Chelonoidis abingdonii species of the island. But, now after months of its death, it is said that there are as ...

French Tribune

Illegal stores: Mass. judge agrees with Tesla
Auto123
Accused of presenting unfair competition for rival dealerships and violating state franchise laws, Tesla Motors can now exhale after a Massachusetts judge denied a request by dealers for a preliminary injunction against the electric car maker and its retail ...

Auto123

Jaguar Confirms XFR-S for LA Debut
CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
Jaguar's ultimate sport sedan is due to be unveiled at the LA Auto Show later this month, complete with its supercharged V8. It's no secret that Jaguar has actively been developing an even more powerful version of its XF sports sedan. For owners not satisfied ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

DMC developer diary features the voice of Dante
Computerandvideogames.com
Capcom has released another crowd-pleasing DMC developer diary putting the spotlight on the man providing vocals for Dante. DMC Screenshot Tim Phillips is apparently most known for his part as Daniel Horden in 2010 movie Animal Kingdom, although ...

Running Windows 8 on old or new hardware?
The Guardian (blog)
I'm after a Windows 8 tablet/hybrid. Looking at the prices of these beasts, however, shows that they tend to be expensive. Is it possible to buy a Windows 7 tablet – which are now older and, on the whole, cheaper than brand new Windows 8 tablets – and a ...

The Guardian (blog)

Black Friday Tips: Avoid Buying A HDTV, Toys Or Jewelry
Auto-o-Mobile
When the turkey dinner has been eaten and the final result of the football game has been announced, another US tradition will begin, this is the famous Black Friday sales. This is the chance to get your hands on some bargain deals in electronics and there ...
Nike+ Kinect Xbox 360 bundle out Dec 4
GameSpot
Microsoft is set to release a new Xbox bundle; the $299.99 pack includes a 4GB console, Kinect sensor, and copy of Nike+ Kinect Training. A new Xbox 360 bundle will launch in time for Christmas, according to an Amazon listing. The hardware pack includes ...
Chasing Ice: A New Documentary Melts a Climate Change Skeptic's Heart
Huffington Post
Lord Voldemort, in the Harry Potter series, was referred to as "He who must not be named," out of fear of being found by the "Dark Lord" and killed by his group of dastardly wizards and witches. During the recent presidential campaign talking about global ...

Putting the Assassin's Creed Franchise Under the Knife – Part 1
California Literary Review
As with others out there, I've taken issue with Assassin's Creed 3. But if you read my review you'll notice that despite my many, many, problems with the game, I don't hate it. It's an experience that offers genuinely fun moments and neat ideas amidst all the ...

California Literary Review

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