24 January 2013

Apple pulls photo app due to child porn concerns

Apple pulls 500px app due to 'child porn' concerns
BBC News
Apple says it has been forced to remove a popular photography app due to customer complaints over "possible child pornography". The 500px app, developed in Canada, has been downloaded almost a million times - but the iPhone-maker said it was now a ...

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl Holds Your iPhone
PC Magazine
If you typically spend your nights alone at home digging into a bowl of hot ramen noodles while wishing you had someone to hang out with, then we've got some good news. You never again have to eat your noodles in solitude thanks to an ingenious new ...

Cisco to acquire mobile networking firm Intucell for $475m
ZDNet
Summary: The networking giant continues its spending spree into the new calendar year with an Israel-based mobile network management firm. Zack Whittaker. By Zack Whittaker for Between the Lines | January 23, 2013 -- 13:43 GMT (05:43 PST). Follow @ ...

Nokia plans EOS PureView phone in 2013 -- report
CNET
The device will come with the 41-megapixel camera found in the company's 808 PureView handset, and will launch on AT&T's network. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. January 23, 2013 6:02 AM PST. Is this camera coming to another Nokia handset?


Florida Mounts a Hunt for Creatures That Maintain a Very Low Profile
New York Times
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – For as long as anyone can remember, hunters here have wielded machetes, knives, rifles and crossbows as they swept past thickets of mosquitoes and saw grass in pursuit of alligators, feral hogs, bobcats and vermin of all sizes.

New York Times

Raytheon to build low-orbit, disposable satellites for DARPA
Register
The fighter-deployed satellites in DARPA's latest plan - which will deploy them in orbits so low they burn up in a month - will be built by Raytheon, which reckons it can do the job for $2m a pop. SeeMe* was announced last March, as an intermediate step ...

Samsung Galaxy S4 reportedly set to launch in April
CNET
The next flagship smartphone from the Korean juggernaut may include wireless charging as a key feature, as well as a larger battery. Roger Cheng. by Roger Cheng. January 23, 2013 5:06 AM PST Follow @RogerWCheng. Samsung's Galaxy S3.

US govt scientists to retire most research chimps
Fox News
NEW ORLEANS – Government scientists have agreed that all but 50 of hundreds of chimpanzees kept for federally funded research should be retired from labs and sent to a national sanctuary. The proposal from a National Institutes of Health committee also ...

Gaming on Linux: A guide for sane people with limited patience
PCWorld (blog)
So, you want to play games on your Linux machine. Oh, boy. Batten down the hatches, because we're about to show you how to do some real computing. You ever compiled something, kid? You ever compiled something like we did back in the '90s? You ever ...

LG Optimus G Pro to debut this April
CNET
Set to launch through Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo, the new LG phone will offer a 5-inch screen with a 1,920x1,080 pixel display. Lance Whitney. by Lance Whitney. January 23, 2013 5:27 AM PST Follow @lancewhit. (Credit: NTT DoCoMo). LG's Optimus G ...

Kate Upton Super Bowl ad: It's sudsy
Washington Post (blog)
It isn't so much that Kate Upton, as the Mercedes-Benz people say, “washes the all-new … CLA in slow-motion,” as it is that Kate Upton gets a bunch of guys in football jerseys to wash the all-new CLA for her.

Viral: Eerie photo of French soldier in Mali upsets military officials
NBCNews.com (blog)
By Isolde Raftery, Staff Writer, NBC News. The image was taken innocently enough: A landing helicopter kicked up a dust storm as French soldiers moved toward Niono, in northern Mali, an area held by al-Qaida.

Apple Falls To Sixth In China: So, What Should It Be Doing?
Forbes
Two little pieces of information out today about Apple before they declare their results at 5 pm EST. Their market share in China has fallen so that they are now sixth in that market. And they seem to be having great problems in the other emerging markets as ...

AMD confirms ex-Apple and Qualcomm execs new focus on SoCs and more
SlashGear
AMD has confirmed its two new mobile chip experts on the team, snagged from Apple and Qualcomm in recent weeks, after reports that the processor company was focusing on SoC-development to take a bite of the smartphone and tablet market. Charles ...

The PC Is Dead, Long Live The PC: Intel Exits Motherboard Business
Forbes
Intel is bidding a fond farewell to the traditional desktop PC as the chip maker diverts the majority of its resources into the burgeoning smartphone, tablet, and ultrabook markets. “We disclosed internally today that Intel's Desktop Motherboard Business will...

Forbes

RIM Still Unable to Clarify Its Fee Structure
New York Times (blog)
For their maker, Research in Motion, BlackBerrys have always been the gift that keeps on giving. Until now, every BlackBerry handset has continued to generate monthly service fees for the company until it falls apart or is stuck in a drawer. In preparation for ...

Upcoming Email Client Mailbox Helps Users Clear Their Inbox
PC Magazine
If you're like me, and receive a ton of emails daily, it can be tough to manage them all on the spot. Only a very few messages only require a quick "yes" or "no" response. The majority take some time to complete. Instead of organizing them immediately, they ...

1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider
CNNMoney
At the annual Scottsdale, Ariz. auto auctions last weekend, the biggest headlines were about the Batmobile, which sold for $4.6 million. But that was only the third-highest price paid at the auctions and it wasn't even close the top dollar amount. That honor ...

Facebook causes envy 'on an unprecedented scale'
Telegraph.co.uk
One person in three feels worse after visiting the social networking site and says that their "general dissatisfaction" with life has increased, the joint paper by two German universities claims. People who surf Facebook without making any updates themselves...

Telegraph.co.uk

Surface Pro Release Date Set For Feb. 9 By Microsoft
Huffington Post
REDMOND, Washington (AP) — Microsoft says that the pro version of its Surface tablet will be available to purchase Feb. 9 in the U.S. and Canada. Unlike the previous version that launched in October, the "Surface Windows 8 Pro" will use the full version of ...

The Ancient Space Storm That Struck the Earth
TIME
Climate scientists consult ancient tree rings all the time. These year-by-year growth bands, preserved in long-lived timber, can reveal how warm and how wet the planet was many centuries before thermometers or rain gauges were invented. For astronomers ...

TIME

'Natural born killer': Campaign demands eradication of cats from New Zealand
NBCNews.com (blog)
By Ian Johnston, Staff Writer, NBC News. The domestic cat should be eradicated from New Zealand because it is a “natural born killer” that is wiping out native wildlife, according to a prominent economist in the South Pacific country. Gareth Morgan, whose ...

NBCNews.com (blog)

Andean glaciers shrink by half
TG Daily
Glaciers in the Andes are retreating faster than ever, say researchers, with global warming causing them to shrink by as much as half since the 1970s. The region's warmed by about 0.7°C over the past 50 years. And the result, says the team, is that since the ...

TG Daily

Beijing chokes on smog amid annual legislative sessions
Xinhua
BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Air quality in Beijing hit dangerous levels again on Wednesday, with smog blanketing the city. At 3 p.m., air quality indices at most monitoring stations in the city proper ranged from 311 to 400, a serious level, according to statistics ...

Xinhua

First Firefox phones revealed by Mozilla and Geeksphone
BBC News
Mozilla has published details of the first smartphones to be powered by its Firefox operating system. Two handsets are to be made by a small Spanish firm called Geeksphone and will be targeted at developers ahead of the system's formal launch.

How Did Google Do In 2012? $50 Billion Of Revenue, Says An "Incredibly ...
Fast Company
Fast Company checks in with last year's Most Innovative Companies to see how their big ideas fared in 2012--and how they'll play out in 2013 and beyond. His voice may have sounded a little croaky, but the message Larry Page was conveying ...

AT&T spends $780M to acquire US retail wireless operations of Atlantic Tele ...
FierceOnlineVideo
AT&T (NYSE: T) has been promising for some months that it is going to use wireless to expand its broadband footprint where applicable--including, especially, rural areas where it is not feasible to install wireline infrastructure. The carrier apparently took a step ...

Asteroid-prospecting spacecraft unveiled
Telegraph.co.uk
From 2015 a fleet of "FireFly" spacecraft, weighing just 55lb each, will whizz into space to explore any passing asteroids for signs of useful materials such as industrial metals, platinum-like metals, water and silicon. Within a decade Deep Space Industries, the ...

Commentary: Climate change
Elko Daily Free Press
Earlier this month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration breathlessly reported that 2012 was the hottest year in a century of weather data for the 48 contiguous states of the United States. In fact, the temperature was a full 1 degree Fahrenheit ...

Stump the Geeks: Consumers wise to heed recent Java warning
Macon Telegraph (blog)
It hasn't been a great start to the year for the makers of Java. Oracle, the company behind the programming language that powers both Web and desktop applications, has been scrambling to fix major security flaws in its software after the Department of ...

U-verse down in some areas
Today's THV
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A limited number of AT&T customers in some markets may be experiencing issues with their U-verse service. According to AT&T Arkansas communications manager Anita Smith, the company is having an issue with a server that ...

The Replacer Takes Over Your Life While You Play "Call of Duty"
Co.Create
In a new spot for "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Revolution," a tough guy offers to take over the parts of players lives they might neglect while gaming. In gangster movies, there's often a fixer character who will come calling when certain shady ...

Co.Create

Google Glass Taken for New York Subway Ride by Sergey Brin
eWeek
Was it a publicity stunt or a test session by Google's co-founder as he rode a New York subway train wearing a set of Google Glasses? Google co-founder Sergey Brin took a pair of Google Glasses for a ride on a New York subway train Jan. 21, and the...

eWeek

Twitter adds new features to Embedded Tweets
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Microblogging website Twitter has added new functionalities to its Embedded Tweets feature. Now, users who wish to embed any tweet to their website can provide further enhance the Twitter experience for their visitors as the integrated tweet ...

Times of India

The Apple iPhone at Age 6: My, How Things Have Changed
Forbes
So my colleague asked me to write a piece on the Apple iPhone as it's now 6 years old. I thought, who better to ask than someone who has never owned one? I'm fiercely loyal to a couple of brands, one of which is BlackBerry, made by RIM. I did once try an...

Forbes

Should You Use Mega, Kim Dotcom's Megaupload Replacement?
ReadWriteWeb
Like on Facebook. Share on: Should You Use Mega, Kim Dotcom's Megaupload Replacement? Mega is faster, more secure and sports more storage space than the old Megaupload did. But potential privacy loopholes and Kim Dotcom's history might make.

ReadWriteWeb

Cuba's Internet speeds up as undersea cable is activated
Computerworld
IDG News Service - Cuba's Internet speeds increased on Tuesday, and the country appears to be routing more traffic through a previously dormant undersea fiber-optic cable, according to Internet monitoring company Renesys. Renesys noticed last week that ...

GM looks to Encore small crossover to expand Buick's reach
Reuters
By Ben Klayman. BIRMINGHAM, Mich | Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:57pm EST. BIRMINGHAM, Mich (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) is counting on the new Encore small crossover vehicle to bring more new customers to its premium Buick brand. The Encore ...

Tourists' cellphones now OK in North Korea -- but not local calls
Los Angeles Times
If you ever wanted to get completely away from talking on your cellphone, the place to go was North Korea. "It was like there was an invisible wall surrounding the country," said Gareth Johnson, managing director of Young Pioneer Tours, which has been ...

New 'Metal Gear' video game swings into action
USA TODAY
A look at the upcoming video game 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance,' coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Feb. 19. mgrr0122. Promotional art for the upcoming video game 'Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance'. (Photo: Konami) ...

Wheelies: The Charity Corvette Edition
New York Times (blog)
A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, owned by Dan Akerson, General Motors chairman and chief executive Getty Images A 1958 Chevrolet Corvette, owned by Dan Akerson, General Motors chairman and chief executive, on the auction block in Scottsdale, Ariz.

New York Times (blog)

Resident Evil: Revelations Arriving On May 24
Mobile & Apps
Per reports, Capcom has revealed that the company's upcoming survival horror title 'Resident Evil: Revelations' will be coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on May 24. Follow us. "I think we're all in agreement that RE Revelations was pretty darn good,...

Mobile & Apps

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)'s Graph Search: Future not Clear
The Point
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)'s share price increased by 3 percent on Tuesday. The share price is experiencing 6 percent growth since the start of 2013. The share price is responding well to the prevailing positive speculations about the company's earnings, ...

Supercar sets 0-300 kmh world record
Stuff.co.nz
Hennessey Venom GT officially sets 0-300 kmh world record. Related Links. 1500 hp Texas 'hypercar' unveiled. Relevant offers. A US supercar has become the world's quickest 0-300 kmh production car. The Hennessey Venom GT set the record at Ellington ...

Google Earth Is Key To Revealing North Korea's Prison Camp System, Activists ...
Huffington Post
Earlier this month Google executive Eric Schmidt embarked on a journey to North Korea, one of the world's most secretive and Internet-restrictive countries. While the U.S. State Department publicly criticized Schmidt's timing and intentions, human rights ...

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Aims for 'World's Thinnest' Crown
TIME
With so few companies releasing high-end Android tablets these days, it's kind of refreshing to see something like Sony's Xperia Tablet Z. The Tablet Z weighs just 1.09 pounds and measures 0.27 inches thick, with a 10.1-inch, 1080p display. As Engadget...

TIME

If you want to find life on Mars, here's how to do it
Catholic Online
Scientists have published a new theory that explains where life could have once existed on Mars, and how it might be found. The theory is based on what we know about the natural development of life on Earth and even locates a prime spot to conduct the ...


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