15 January 2013

2013 comet may be brightest ever seen

2013 comet may be brightest ever seen
Fox News
Excitement continues to rise among both professional and amateur astronomers about Comet ISON, which on Nov. 28 of this year might become one of the brightest comets ever seen, outshining such recent dazzlers as Comet Hale-Bopp (1997) and Comet ...

Asteroid 'Apophis' Won't Kill Us All in 2036
PC Magazine
Congrats! Come 2036, you'll still be here – as opposed to being blown apart by a giant asteroid that was initially thought to have a great-than-zero chance of striking Earth when it swings around in 2036. Well, you might not still be here – who knows! – but the ...

CES postscript: The touch laptop, like it or not
Touch is coming in a big way to Windows 8 laptops. And if Intel has its druthers, pretty much everything coming down the pike will be touch-capable. Brooke Crothers. by Brooke Crothers January 12, 2013 3:02 PM PST Follow @mbrookec. Intel showing off ...

Samsung nixes plans for Windows RT tablets in US, citing 'modest' demand
Apple Insider
Samsung no longer plans to launch a tablet in the U.S. running Microsoft's Windows RT platform due to a number of factors, including consumer confusion and slow sales. Mike Abary, a Samsung executive in charge of the company's American PC and tablet ...

Reddit Co-Founder Dies in NY Weeks Before Trial
ABC News
The family of a Reddit co-founder who committed suicide in New York weeks before he was to go on trial on federal charges that he stole millions of scholarly articles is blaming prosecutors for his death. Aaron Swartz hanged himself in his Brooklyn apartment ...

5 things you didn't know about the next 'Tomb Raider'
With more than 30 million games sold since it debuted in 1996, Tomb Raider has become one of the most successful video game series in history — not to mention the movies, books, action figures and other merchandise it also has spawned. Many fans of the ...

Why NVIDIA's Project SHIELD struck hardest at CES 2013
This past week at CES 2013, the SlashGear team was privy to a handful of fantastic or otherwise generally interesting next-generation technology, but for yours truly, there was nothing as significant for its designer as NVIDIA's Project SHIELD. I want to be ...


Astronomers Find The Largest Known Spiral Galaxy
Based on information from the GALEX program, astronomers have crowned spiral galaxy NGC 6872 the largest known spiral galaxy in the universe. 200 million light years from Earth is the galaxy NGC 6872, which astronomers have now confirmed as being ...


Hundreds slither down to Florida for python hunting challenge
Detroit Free Press
FT. MYERS, Fla. -- Andres Schabelman is a 28-year-old Harvard grad, lives in San Francisco and works for an Internet start-up. But he'll soon add python hunter to that résumé. Schabelman and more than 700 others have signed up to hunt Burmese pythons ...

Biggest Structure In The Universe Found, Large Quasar Group Of An Incredible ...
The largest known structure in the universe has just been discovered, and is so large that it completely violates a number of widely-accepted theories. It's a large quasar group (LQG), that's so enormous that it would take someone traveling at the speed of light ...

Wikipedia to launch crowd-sourced travel site "Wikivoyage"
Alaska Dispatch
Wikimedia, the San Francisco non-profit behind Wikipedia, will officially launch a crowd-sourced travel site later this month. Wikivoyage, which has been in beta for a couple months now, will operate under the motto "the traveller comes first" – the idea being, ...

Android Community CES 2013 Wrap Up
Android Community
While the biggest news in general from CES this year was probably massive HDTVs with 4k resolutions and such, we still saw tons of Android goodness this year. The growing trend is each manufacturer (like Samsung) want their own stage at a separate...

Android Community

Wii U Leads Charge For Nintendo Sales Through December
Cinema Blend
It's a new year, which means it's time for all of the biggest, baddest video game publishers out there to begin a whole new cycle of chest beating to proclaim their dominance to the masses. First up in 2013 is Nintendo, who is touting accolades for all of its ...

Cinema Blend

Microsoft Illumiroom Could Change How You Play Games
We all know that the Kinect, when it was shown in video form at E3 2009, looked amazing. We also know that the finished product pretty much failed to deliver on everything that was promised and ended up being relegated to a toy, rather than anything that ...


Lumia 920 Sales Not Enough to Change 'Challenging' 2013 for Nokia
Channel Partners
Nokia stock had a fabulous week, up almost 25 percent on Thursday and Friday after the Finland-based company announced shipments of 4.4 million Lumia handsets in the fourth quarter – aimed at both the business user and the general consumer – most ...

Google Launches Chrome Beta For Phones and Tablets
Hot Hardware
Great news for Android users: starting today, you can install Chrome Beta channel for phones and tablets on Android 4.0+ from Google Play. This release includes some of the biggest developer updates to Chrome for Android since its launch last year, ...

Hot Hardware

Sky Valley Chronicle
(MONROE, WA) -- One of the most widely read news stories of the past two months in the Sky valley Chronicle was the story about the security problem with the Java computer application that broke on Friday. The Chronicle was one of the first newspapers in ...

Sky Valley Chronicle

Detroit auto show: Sporty Lexus IS ready for its world debut
DETROIT, MI- Toyota Motor Corp. this week released the first official photos of the Lexus IS compact sport sedan, which is set to debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit. The all-new IS model range will include IS 250, ...


"Fire Emblem: Awakening" 3DS Bundle Heads State Side
Complex.com (blog)
In a rare case of the United States getting the same gear/exclusive as our Japanese gaming homies, we will be getting the blue, Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle. The very same one that came out last year in Japan. Nintendo of America released the ...

Complex.com (blog)

Canada's Trapped Killer Whales Freed by Shifting Ice
Care2.com (blog)
For at least two days, the fate of a group of eleven killer whales seemed grim as they languished to stay alive, apparently trapped beneath an ice sheet along the frigid Canadian coast. But now, after a favorable shifting of ice cover, it appears that the ...

CLIMATE CHANGE: National assessment released
Press-Enterprise (blog)
In the recently released Third National Climate Assessment, new and stronger evidence was found that the global climate is changing, extreme weather and climate events are increasing and that the increase is related to human activities. The draft, released ...

NASA buys private inflatable room for space station
The Hindu
NASA has signed a $17.8 million deal to attach an inflatable private module to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA will pay the hefty amount to the Nevada-based private spaceflight firm Bigelow Aerospace for the company's Bigelow Expandable ...

The Hindu

Tim Cook Says Apple (AAPL) iPad Mini with Cellular Function Coming Soon
news It's clear that after CEO Tim Cook's announcement that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will not be launching a cheap iPhone just for the sake of rustling up market share that Apple's strategy appears to be more complex than any rumor in the mill can fully ...


iOS 6.0.2 and 5.0. Unlock/ Jailbreak iPhone 5th/4...
The Oldham Era
From the Getthebest365.COM, within just days of the release of the latest ios 6.0.2 and 6.0.1 from Apple, have produced an innovative unlock and jailbreak iPhone 5/4/4S iOS 6.0.2 and 6.0.1 Untehtered application which will enable all iPhone owners to free ...

Vodafone apologises for Blackberry fault
London: Mobile operator Vodafone apologised after some customers using Research in Motion's Blackberry handset lost emails in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator with 407 million customers globally, said ...


Six-Strike Policy Back On, To Begin In January; Verizon Wireless Enforcement ...
International Business Times
Newly reported documents offer a peek into the Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) plan to combat online piracy when the long-awaited, so-called Six Strikes scheme is rolled out in coming weeks. Six-Strike Policy Back On, To Begin In January; Verizon ...

International Business Times

Judge approves Kodak patent sale to consortium led by Apple, Google
On Friday a judge approved the sale of 1,100 Kodak patents to a consortium led by Apple, Google, and Microsoft. The patent portfolio sold for US$525 million, well below Kodak's hope to get up to $2 billion for the patents. The once all-powerful photography ...

Tuna could have fetched millions in Japan
In the crazy maths of chasing the world's last fish and dicing it up for sushi, there is going to be a tuna mounted on a clubroom wall in Muriwai soon that could have been worth over $3 million. Last May Auckland fisherman Nathan Adams caught a ...


Ex-Rovio/Angry Birds Team Launch Noble Nutlings for iOS
PC Magazine
You can see just a pinch of Angry Birds in the new mobile game developed by ex-Rovio members, but Noble Nutlings definitely has a mind of its own as you try to keep three anxious Nutlings in their souped-up cart as you navigate through a road course of ...

New Patents Show The Future Of The PlayStation Move
The PlayStation Move has done reasonably well for itself, carving out a new niche in what would in previous generations have been called lightgun games. Aiming the peripheral to shoot something on the screen does feel pretty natural, even more so with the ...


PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale
For today's Daily Deal we've found 12 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 4 productivity / entertainment apps and 8 game apps in today's bundle. We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great deals and we'll continue to look for the ...

Apple iPad 5, iPad Mini 2 Release Date in March: Rumors
If rumors are to be believed, Apple is all set to release the iPad 5 and the ipad Mini second generation any time in March. The iPad 5 is said to be lighter and much thinner than its predecessor, the iPad fourth generation. The ipad Mini second generation will ...

Secrets of astronaut Chris Hadfield's social media success
Sen - Space exploration network
Chris Hadfield (right) in a moment of levity during Expedition 34 as crewmate Tom Marshburn works in the background. Credit: NASA Click to view larger image. By Elizabeth Howell 13 January 2013. (Sen) - Canada's best-kept space secret is now unleashed ...

Sen - Space exploration network

'Anonymous' White House Petition to Legalize DDoS Website Attacks Launched ...
Latinos Post
(Photo : Reuters) Protesters from the Anonymous India group of hackers wear Guy Fawkes masks as they protest against laws they say gives the government control over censorship of internet usage in Mumbai, June 9, 2012. Hacker collective Anonymous is...

Latinos Post

North American International Auto Show in Detroit: a user's guide
Washington Post
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which features more than 500 vehicles, opens to the public Jan. 19. Here are the details: WHEN: Public days are Jan. 19-27. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Jan. 27, when it ...

Column: FTC did right by Google
The FTC's decision allows Google to keep doing what it does best -- innovating. google ftc. Luc Vincent, Google Engineering Director, demonstrates how Google captures images in hard to reach places with Street View Trekker. (Photo: Nader Khouri, AP) ...

Ford And GM Want Third Parties To Make Apps For Their Cars
The 2013 International CES was home to a couple of noteworthy auto-related announcements (Toyota's self-driving car, for example), but while Ford and General Motors declined to jump into that pool just yet, they did announce plans to open up their vehicles ...

Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date - Pelican Will Release Cases of S4 in June
The launch of the Galaxy S4 whenever it happens will be a very big event and will also chart the future course of Smartphone designs. The impending launch of the Galaxy S4 has also led to the accessories manufacturers to start preparations for rolling out ...

Free Far Cry 3 DLC 'High Tides' heading to PSN
PS3-exclusive Far Cry 3 DLC is landing on the Playstation Network this week, and it won't cost a dime. Joystiq reports the co-op focused 'High Tides' add-on will arrive on Playstation 3's online network this Tuesday, January 15th. The content offers two ...


Apple Wins An Emmy Award
Business Insider
Apple, one of the most beloved companies in the world, has just received another impressive honor. The iPhone maker received a Tech Emmy Award at CES 2013 from the National Academy of Television Arts. Apple's award is for an “Eco-system for Real...

Business Insider

MetroPCS revamps their LTE plans, makes it more simple for everyone
Android Authority
When it comes to prepaid service, it's hard to find the right one. There is a lot to consider. Making sure you get the right amount of coverage, minutes, texts, and data. We've even written up a guide to prepaid plans that we update monthly to help our readers ...

Siren hits the Playstation Network next week
Capsule Computers
Playstation 2 horror game classic simply known as Siren has been announced to be receiving a Playstation 3 digital port which will hit the Playstation Network next week. The game will be apart of the Playstation 2 classics line of games on the Playstation ...

Capsule Computers

Utah officials concerned with federal proposal to list Gunnison sage grouse as ...
The Republic
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials are disappointed with a federal proposal to protect the Gunnison sage grouse as an endangered species in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. Only about 120 of the birds exist in Utah, where a conservation effort on ...

Red-light cameras justified
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Intersections with red-light cameras, like this one in Hillsborough County, have seen a decrease in the number of accidents, according to a survey of Florida cities and counties that have installed the devices to detect and deter red-light running.

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