12 December 2012

New Yahoo! email service - fast and intuitive

Introducing the New Yahoo! Mail | Official Yahoo! Blog - Yodel Anecdotal: "By Marissa Mayer, CEO - Email is the ultimate daily habit. It’s often the first thing we check in the morning and the last thing before going to bed. Why? Because it’s one of the simplest and most basic forms of communication. And since it’s such an important part of our daily lives, we’re making a few improvements to Yahoo! Mail. You’ve told us loud and clear that you want fewer distractions when it comes to email. You want to quickly login, communicate, and get on with your day. And we’ve listened. Starting today, the new Yahoo! Mail is fast, easy and available anywhere you go. These improvements will be available on all major platforms . . . "

Yahoo! Introduces A "New Mail" Experience, And It's More Intuitive And Built For ...
Today, Yahoo! introduced an update to its popular mail service, with its CEO Marissa Mayer taking the reigns of the Yahoo! Blog to discuss it. Brand new versions of Yahoo! Mail, one of its flagship products, is now available on all devices, and will be rolling out...


Air Force set to blast off another secretive space drone
Los Angeles Times
An experimental robotic space plane developed for the Air Force is slated to launch Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, fueling an ongoing mystery about its hush-hush payload and overall mission. Air Force officials offered few details about the mission. They say ...

Detroit auto show: Honda will show off small crossover concept
Los Angeles Times
Get ready for Honda to offer a small SUV, pegged below the size and price of the CR-V for the U.S. market, sometime in the next several years. Honda Motor Co. put out a brief statement Tuesday saying that an all-new Honda small SUV concept vehicle will ...

Apple, Google Teaming Up to Buy Kodak Patents: Report
Apple and Google, cooperating in a way unimaginable under Steve Jobs' rule, are chipping in to buy Kodak's imaging patents. Apple and Google have a rivalry that's about as intense and cutthroat as tech rivalries go. But the leaders of each also know when ...


Microsoft's SkyDrive app comes to Xbox 360
It's part of a wider app roll-out for the Xbox 360. You should expect to see a dedicated SkyDrive app appear on your console later today. Charlie Osborne. by Charlie Osborne. December 11, 2012 5:49 AM PST. (Credit: Microsoft). Microsoft is launching a ...

Look out, world! Are you ready for John McAfee: THE MOVIE?
Antivirus pioneer John McAfee, who found himself at the centre of Central America's hottest manhunt in recent history, has sold the exclusive film rights to his life story. McAfee was named by police as a "person of interest" but not a suspect following the ...

Twitter releases photo filters
Washington Post
Twitter announced Monday that it was stepping into the photo-sharing business with a new editing tool that allows mobile photographers to enhance, crop and apply filters to their snaps. It's a direct shot against Instagram — formerly a close Twitter partner.

Your Morning Script: Would You Like Sports With Your Pay-TV Order?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
DirecTV has started charging new customers in markets such as New York and Los Angeles an extra fee for regional sports channels, a move highlighting not only sports' rising costs but also their generally opaque nature for subscribers, WSJ reports. This is ...

Google offloads Motorola's China, Brazil factories
Motorola has struck a deal to pare back on its manufacturing facilities, allowing Flextronics to take them over. Roger Cheng. by Roger Cheng. December 11, 2012 5:07 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng. Google's Motorola Mobility unit has signed a deal to sell ...

Stephen Hawking's £1.8m physics prize win proves time is money
The Guardian
His mind has grappled with space and time, and explored the strange beauty of black holes aglow, but in recent days a more earthly problem has occupied the world's most famous scientist. Stephen Hawking, the former Lucasian professor of mathematics at...

The Guardian

Russia backtracks on internet governance proposals
BBC News
Russian-backed proposals calling for 193 countries to be given "equal rights to manage the internet" have been pulled at a UN conference in Dubai. The US had threatened to block the suggested additions to an international communications treaty. It wants ...

BBC News

Samsung Galaxy S4 will be a no-show at CES
Instead, Samsung will go heavy on the television announcements at next month's Consumer Electronics Show, CNET has learned. Roger Cheng. by Roger Cheng. December 11, 2012 5:26 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng. The successor to the blockbuster ...

UPDATE 1-Bidding war for processor technology MIPS heats up
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:46am EST. LONDON Dec 11 (Reuters) - The battle for MIPS Technologies intensified on Tuesday when CEVA said it would pay $90 million for the microprocessor operating business, trumping a bid from Britain's Imagination Technologies ...

Irrational Games will offer fans an alternative to BioShock Infinite's cover art
Digital Trends
Irrational Games writer Drew Holmes discusses the cover art for BioShock Infinite and the challenges of giving players a character to identify with in an FPS. The cover art for BioShock Infinite (seen on the right) caused a bit of a stir among hardcore fans ...

Maserati Quattroporte refreshed to take on Porsche's 4-door bruiser
Maserati has revealed its updated Quattroporte, a tightening of the four-door sports sedan expected to bite into Porsche Panamera sales come 2013. The sixth-generation of the car, the new Quattroporte is lighter than its predecessor as well as faster and ...


Curiosity drill flaw could self-destruct Mars rover's electronics
NASA's Curiosity rover could destroy its own electronics systems when it begins using its percussive drill to mine Mars rock samples, the space agency has admitted, a known flaw since before the robot explorer even took off from Earth. The late discovery of a ...


Nintendo turns your iPhone or iPad into a Pokedex
Digital Trends
One of Nintendo's biggest franchises is Pokemon. While Nintendo isn't letting its IP go to the new mobile platforms yet, The Pokemon Company has brought its full Pokedex to iOS devices - for a price. Nintendo guards its intellectual properties closely.

The Facebook vote and a nation-state in cyberspace
What happens when 3 billion or 5 billion people are all connected through a single entity that seeks to mirror in the digital world how people interact in the real world? Dan Farber. by Dan Farber. December 11, 2012 4:56 AM PST Follow @dbfarber ...

NASA awards $30 million to three private space firms
NASA has announced that it has awarded a total of $30 million to fund three private companies developing vehicles to take astronauts into orbit. The money will reportedly be used to help the companies ensure that their spacecraft are safe and reliable.


Worldwide Gmail, Chrome crash caused by sync server error
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Gmail crumbles for 40 minutes, while at the same time Google Chrome browsers crashed almost simultaneously around the world (and in some cases, numerous times). Despite the apparent connection, the two problems were not linked.

Photoshop CS6 Gets Retina Display Mac Support
The Mac Observer
Adobe released Photoshop CS6 13.0.2 on Tuesday, adding Retina Display support to the professional photo and image editing application for the Mac. The update improves the appearance of Photoshop's interface along with images on Retina Display Macs, ...

The Mac Observer

Linkpost | 12.11.2012
Houston Chronicle (blog)
Twitter photos: Put a filter on it – As expected, Twitter adds image filters to its apps for Android and iOS. The new versions have been submitted to the Google and Apple app stores.

Top Twitter Trends of 2012
ABC News (blog)
Microblogging website Twitter has changed the way people communicate — and in no more than 140 characters per statement. New users flock to Twitter every day. This year, among the notable names who got their own Twitter handles for the very first time ...

Obama-named lizard was wiped out with the dinosaurs
BBC News
Obama-named lizard was wiped out with the dinosaurs. Jawbone of Obamadon gracilis Several of the species' relationships were determined just from jaw fragments,...

BBC News

T-Mobile isn't paying for your phone anymore, and that's a good thing
Digital Trends
T-Mobile has an ambitious plan to end smartphone subsidies. Could you actually come out ahead by paying up-front for your phone? During T-Mobile's annual investor conference in Germany, newly-installed CEO John Legere dropped two bombshells. . . .

Apple's iPhone 5S: A Rainbow of Colors, Cool Tech Expected in June 2013
Well the leaks have started for real - or at least the rumors have started in earnest - about the next iPhone release. In part, the noise has a bit of credibility behind it as long-time Apple analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries - who has put out some of the "possibilities" ...

Michigan business: Ford has solution for Fusions, Escapes; metro Detroit ...
Detroit Free Press
Here's a roundup of Michigan business news: Surprise health care fee raises question: Will companies or employees pay it? Michigan companies were stunned to learn that they'll have to pay $63 per covered person annually for health insurance when ...

Kaleidescape to Offer Time Warner Movies
Wall Street Journal
Kaleidescape Inc., a Silicon Valley company known for costly movie servers and a court battle over copying DVDs, on Tuesday is revamping its strategy for the era of downloads. The closely held company plans to let users of its hardware buy and download ...

Meteor Shower This Week
FLORENCE – The UNA planetarium and observatory reminds the public about the upcoming Geminid meteor shower on the night of December 13/14. This year's peak will occur during new moon, making for nearly ideal viewing conditions. A meteor is just a ...

Google Maps Now Let Users View The Earth At Night
Google unveils its new Earth at Night feature for Google Maps, which utilizes NASA and NOAA's new Black Marble imagery. Black Marble was compiled from satellite images showing the earth at night. Earth at Night is entirely interactive and enables users to ...


Google offers $99 Chromebook for teachers and students
Digital Trends
Google wants to make computers accessible to all students and teachers and is offering its Samsung Series S 5 Chromebook for just $99. Teachers and school systems across America are realizing that computers and laptops are becoming integral for the ...

Over the Moon! Most Expensive Christmas Present Ever
The Fiscal Times
Can't say this was ever on any Christmas or Hannukah wish list that we've come across, but who knows, stranger things have happened ... Maybe it was on someone's list for Saturnalia way back when? RELATED: 9 Gifts for 9 Holidays This Season ...

The Fiscal Times

Apple (sort of) fixes 'potentially life-threatening' error in its Maps app
Digital Trends
Traveling in Australia? Using Apple Maps to navigate your way to the small town of Mildura in Victoria? Apple has now fixed the "potentially life-threatening" error in Maps, allowing you to travel secure in the knowledge you won't end up stranded and sweating ...

South Africa Says US Should Adopt Carbon Budget by 2020
The U.S. should provide more detail about its probable emissions and consider adopting a U.K.-like carbon budget to take advantage of global emissions markets by 2020, according to a South African climate negotiator. The U.S. should prepare to “take on a ...

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reports That Fatalities Are Down
High traffic fatalities fell to 32,367 in 2011, the lowest level since 1949 and a 1.9 percent decrease from the previous year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported on Monday. The detailed report shows the continuation of a historic ...


No password is safe from this new 25-GPU computer cluster
The setup uses 25 AMD Radeon graphics cards and can make 350 billion guesses per second. All eight-character passwords fall in hours; some take only six minutes. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. December 10, 2012 9:35 AM PST. Your really, really ...

Apps for Children Fall Short on Disclosure to Parents, Report Says
New York Times
Several hundred of the most popular educational and gaming mobile apps for children fail to give parents basic explanations about what kinds of personal information the apps collect from children, who can see that data and what they use it for, a new federal ...

Microsoft's Surface RT Is Still The Most Popular Windows 8 Device
Data from AdDuplex, a third-party ad-servicing company used by many Windows 8 applications, suggests that with 6% of the requests, Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT (a Windows 8 variant) is still the most popular Windows 8 device. This has dropped...


New South Park: The Stick Of Truth trailer revealed
Fans of the South Park animation have probably marked down on their calendars the 5th of March 2013, because for those who aren't aware, that is when Obsidian's South Park: The Stick of Truth RPG will be arriving for consoles. So far there has been one ...

AT&T Continues to Roll Out 4G LTE to More Cities
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nashua, N.H., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., are among the latest communities to get AT&T's 4G LTE service. AT&T has added four more towns in the United States to its growing list of communities that now feature high-speed 4G LTE wireless ...


Malibu residents move whale carcass, ignoring red tape
Los Angeles Times
For days, a whale was left decaying -- and smelling -- on a Malibu beach as government officials debated what to do. On Saturday night, the rotting carcass of a 40-foot fin whale was quietly pulled out to sea by a private tugboat hired by Malibu residents who ...

iPad mini ad impressions growing 28% per day, outperforms last year's Kindle Fire
Apple Insider
A month after hitting store shelves, Apple's iPad mini is showing 28 percent growth in ad impressions per day, beating the performance of last year's hot-selling Amazon Kindle Fire, says one mobile advertising firm. iPad mini. In a study tracking device ...

Apple Insider

Iran Launches Its Own Hyper-Censored YouTube
Early last year, reports appeared that Iran intended to build a “halal Internet,” using the Muslim term for what is morally “permissible.” In October, concrete evidence of this shadow Internet began showing up, with secondary IP addresses being assigned to a ...

Arduino announces ready-to-play Esplora
The H
Arduino, the company behind the open source hardware platform of the same name, has announced a new circuit board based on the Arduino Leonardo. Called the Arduino Esplora, the board is the first Arduino product to include ready-to-use onboard ...

QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Handset May Launch in June
Tom's Hardware Guide
Research firm Detwiler Fenton has said in a research note that RIM's first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 smartphone will launch in June. The first touch-screen BlackBerry 10 phone won't launch in the U.S. until March, it added. "RIM's stock has been on a tear ...

Huawei Technology Expands R&D As New Center Opens In Finland
Huawei Technology announced Monday that it planned to open a research and development centre for smartphone and tablet software in Finland, neighboring its rival Nokia. Tweet · Huawei Technology Co Ltd (SHE:002502), a Chinese telecommunications ...

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