26 January 2013

Apple TV would give investors an important signal on future innovation

Apple TV would give investors an 'important signal' on future innovation
NBCNews.com
Skittish investors sent Apple stock down 12 percent Thursday, one day after the computer giant's quarterly revenue came in below estimates, and some analysts worried that weaker demand for its products was an indication that the company's innovative ...


Shrinking proton: Particle is smaller than thought
NBCNews.com
This laser apparatus, used in 2010 to measure the size of the proton, found that the particle's radius is about 4 percent smaller than previously thought. By Jesse Emspak Contributor. updated 1/24/2013 6:59:20 PM ET 2013-01-24T23:59:20. Print; Font: +; -...

NBCNews.com

Guyana vows to protect jaguars as the cats are a near-threatened species
Fox News
KINGSTON, Jamaica – The lushly forested nation of Guyana on Thursday joined a regional pact to protect jaguars, the elusive spotted cat that is the biggest land predator in the Americas but is vulnerable due to expanded agriculture and mining that carves ...

Unauthorized unlocking of smartphones becomes illegal Saturday
CNET
The feds mandate fidelity between carriers and users: New rule under DMCA outlaws unlocking new handsets without carrier permission. Eric Mack. by Eric Mack. January 25, 2013 4:57 AM PST Follow @ericcmack. The U.S. federal government says that ...

NASA agrees to join Europe's Euclid dark-energy mission
NBCNews.com
An artist's conception shows the Euclid space telescope with a "cosmic web" of dark matter in the background. The European Space Agency and NASA are due to launch the spacecraft in 2020. By Mike Wall. updated 1/24/2013...

Nokia's Windows Phone royalties to exceed $1bn per year in future
ZDNet
Summary: After enjoying Microsoft's financial support through the transition to Windows Phone, it's time for Nokia to pay. Liam Tung. By Liam Tung for Norse Code ...

Facebook DIES ON THE VINE hours after Twitter tie-in
Register
Twitter's public spat with Facebook continued on Thursday when Mark Zuckerberg's free content ad network appeared to have cut off access to video-sharing app Vine's "find people" function - which allowed Viners to ferret out their Facebook mates.

Microsoft's Skype pressured to offer privacy reports
BBC News
Microsoft is under fresh pressure to disclose information about how confidential its Skype user data is. Reporters Without Borders, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and 43 other campaign groups have signed a letter asking the firm to reveal details about ...

OUYA tweaks pre-launch hardware
SlashGear
A big gaming company like Microsoft couldn't be bested for controller polish by a tiny, Kickstart-funded startup, right? Wrong, says OUYA, which has been detailing the tweaks made to its wireless control pads after developer feedback on the palm-sized ...

Backdoor root login found in Barracuda gear - and Barracuda is OK with this
Register
Multiple Barracuda Networks products feature an undocumented backdoor, leaving widely deployed data centre kit vulnerable to hijacking. Privileged user accounts were found in various Barracuda appliances, including its flagship Spam and Virus Firewall, ...

UK, International Galaxy S2 Users Get Jelly Bean Update
Tom's Hardware Guide
They say good things come to those who wait, and Galaxy S2 users have been waiting quite a while for Jelly Bean. However, the wait is officially over. Know Your Mobile reports that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has just started rolling out to unlocked Samsung ...

Lenovo considers bid for RIM
TG Daily
Lenovo may be considering a takeover of Research in Motion, in an attempt to expand out of its core PC business and into mobile. In an interview with Bloomberg, Lenovo's chief financial officer Wong Wai Ming, conceded that competition from tablets was ...

TG Daily

AT&T posts loss; 8.6M iPhones activated
MarketWatch
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- AT&T Inc. reported a net loss for the fourth quarter, with adjusted results largely in line with Wall Street's estimates. The carrier activated 8.6 million iPhones in the quarter. For the period ended Dec. 31, AT&T (US:t) said net ...

Don't clone a Neanderthal baby
CNN
Editor's note: Arthur Caplan is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty professor and director of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center. (CNN) -- So now we know -- there won't be a Neanderthal moving into your ...

DNA Could Become the Next Big Data Warehouse
TechNewsWorld
Scientists have stored some Shakespearean sonnets and part of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech by encoding them in DNA -- a process that could preserve those famous words for millennia. The team at the European Bioinformatics Institute ...

Samsung profits jump 76pc as it sells one in three smartphones
Telegraph.co.uk
The rapid growth stands in stark contrast to rival Apple, which saw sales stagnate, and underscores the scale of the challenge facing the Californian iPad and iPhone-maker. Samsung, which overtook Apple as the top smartphone producer last year, said that ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Twitter must unmask racist French twits or face $1300-a-DAY fine
Register
Twitter has been ordered by a tribunal in France to name the anonymous twits who tweeted anti-Semitic bile. The social network was sued by the Union of French Jewish Students to make it to reveal the identities of those behind the vile messages, which ...

Why Microsoft's Earnings Report Doesn't Reveal How Windows 8 Is Doing
ReadWriteWeb
Like on Facebook. Share on: Why Microsoft's Earnings Report Doesn't Reveal How Windows 8 Is Doing. Microsoft reported an unexpected boost in both profits and revenue within its Windows division for the fourth quarter - but little of that had to do with.

ReadWriteWeb

Dung beetles navigate by the stars
The Guardian
The humble dung beetle is the first insect known to navigate by the stars. Like sailors of old and Saharan nomads, it can orientate itself by watching the sky. On clear nights, a myriad of stars shine over the deserts and savannahs of Africa where the dung ...

Amazon: IVONA bevy of 'all natural' blabber babes to beat Siri
Register
Amazon bought text-to-speech company IVONA systems on Wednesday, the online book-floggers have announced. The acquisition fuelled rumours that Amazon, the quietest member of The Gang of Four, is planning a rival to Apple's talking assistant Siri.

NAB, Wireless Offer Alternative TV Band Plan
TV News Check
The NAB, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, Intel and Qualcomm ask the commission to adopt a "core set of band plan principles" that, in essence, outline how wireless and broadcast are going to co-exist in the post-auction world. The joint proposal offers an ...

Giant Squid Emerges from the Deep to Appear on Your Screen
Science World Report
(Photo : NHK) The giant squid was spotted at a depth of 630 meters using a submersible in July, some 15 km east of Chichi island in the north Pacific Ocean. It's the modern day kraken, the horror that appeared in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and tried to ...

Science World Report

German Court Stays Samsung versus Apple Smartphone Patent Case
NASDAQ
MANNHEIM, Germany--A German court Friday stayed a decision on a lawsuit in which Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (005930.SE) accuses Apple Inc. ( AAPL ) of allegedly infringing a patent related to the third-generation mobile telecommunications standard.

U-verse service restored after outages, AT&T says
Tulsa World
new partner American Airlines CEO Tom Horton: His move to Embraer planes represents a break from sister carrier American Eagle. By Staff and Wire reports. Published: 1/25/2013 2:05 AM Last Modified: 1/25/2013 2:05 AM ...

NASA Testing Vintage Engine From Apollo 11 Rocket
ABC News
Like vinyl records and skinny ties, good things eventually come back around. At NASA, that means looking to the Apollo program for ideas on how to develop the next generation of rockets for future missions to the moon and beyond. Young engineers who ...

ABC News

Lookout for your smartphone
Examiner.com
Curiosity is a trait that all humans share. And while it may not end up killing us, as it is said to have done with the cat, it can certainly cause ...

Examiner.com

FaceWash Makes Sure Your Facebook Profile Is Clean and Interview-Ready
Lifehacker
FaceWash Makes Sure Your Facebook Profile Is Clean and Interview-Ready If the prospect of going back over years of Facebook posts to determine whether some of them should be hidden or photos untagged is daunting, webapp FaceWash can help.

Toyota Will Debut New Full-Size Tundra Pickup at Chicago Auto Show
Complex.com (blog)
The Toyota Tundra, as much as we like it, has remained unchanged since 2007. Since that time, the big truck hasn't frightened the Big Three of Detroit with sales numbers, and as such its getting a new look. Toyota has announced that the redesigned 2014 ...

Complex.com (blog)

Sony Entertainment Network Online Store for games, movies and more heads to ...
SlashGear
Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment America announced a new online store this week. The online store has launched in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. The store will allow PlayStation Network and ...

SlashGear

Big Data “Hype” Coming To An End
DABCC.com
Gartner says that the so-called 'hype' over Big Data is reaching its peak, and that the idea will soon descend into a 'trough of disillusionment'. Thousands of businesses have already begun exploring ways in which Big Data can be used to provide them with ...

Pulsar shows puzzling behavior
TG Daily
Astronomers are baffled by the discovery of a pulsar - a tiny spinning stars, heavier than the sun and smaller than a city - that emits different types of radiation at different times. In just a few seconds, PSR B0943+10 can damp down its radio waves, while at the ...

TG Daily

How wolves evolved into man's best friend
The Week Magazine
Believe it or not, this little bundle of canine joy is actually a descendant of the big bad wolf.  ...

The Week Magazine

Intel to leave desktop motherboard business by 2016
ZDNet
Summary: More evidence that the desktop's days are numbered, as Intel says it will exit the desktop motherboard business to focus on all-in-ones, NUCs and tablets.  ...

Addicted to Facebook? Study shows users are lonelier
Fox News
It turns out that as many as one in every three people who use social media like Facebook experience feelings of jealousy and envy after spending time on these sites, according to a new study. Related: Addicted to the Internet? With the growing use of social ...

Apple's Record iPhone, iPad Sales; Facebook App Tops Google; AT&T U-verse ...
PC Magazine
Topping tech headlines on Wednesday, Apple revealed in its fourth-quarter earnings report that it sold a record 47.8 million iPhones and 22.9 million iPads during the quarter. During a conference call with analysts, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company had ...

Gozi Trojan Prosecutions Mark Rare Victory Against Bank Cyber-Fraud
eWeek
U.S. law enforcement announce the indictment of three people accused of creating and using the Gozi trojan to steal money from banks, sending a message to cyber-criminals. The arrest of three men in the United States, Romania and Latvia for the creation ...

eWeek

Mac Sales Dip Amidst iMac Constraints, iPad Cannibalization
PC Magazine
Mac sales dipped slightly in the fourth quarter, and while Apple CEO Tim Cook attributed part of the drop to iPad cannibalization, supply constraints with the iMac also played a big role, he said. Apple sold 4.1 million Macs during the quarter, which was down ...

Anonymous Hacker Gets 18 Months for PayPal, MasterCard Attacks
PC Magazine
A hacker associated with the Anonymous collective has been sentenced to 18 months in a British jail for his role in attacks on the websites of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, and several companies. As reported by the BBC, 22-year-old Christopher Weatherhead ...

BMW and Toyota to jointly develop a mid-size sports car
CarWale (blog)
BMW and Toyota have furthered their agreement of jointly developing green technologies. New agreements were signed yesterday, and the research into next-gen batteries for cars now encompasses the lithium-air kind as well. They also hope to complete ...

CarWale (blog)

Apple Reports Record iPhone, iPad Sales
InformationWeek
Sales of Apple's iOS devices soared while Mac computers dropped precipitously in fourth quarter of 2012. Wall Street disappointed with the results. Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Eric Zeman | January 24, 2013 11:18 AM. Apple iTunes 11: ...

Pope blesses Twitter, Facebook to spread Church teachings
CNET
Pope Benedict XIV urges Catholics to go forth on social networks and multiply the church's messages of faith. Steven Musil. by Steven Musil. January 24, 2013 5:25 PM PST Follow @stevenmusil. The pope endorses online social networking as a means for ...

Temple Run 2 comes to Android, Kindle devices
Los Angeles Times
"Temple Run 2," the sequel to the wildly popular mobile game, is now available for Android and Kindle devices. The app hit the Google Play store and Amazon.com Appstore early Thursday morning. Just like the original "Temple Run," the new game is also ...

Internet Explorer ad tugs at heartstrings of Gen-Y users
PCWorld
Whether you love or hate Internet Explorer, you've got to admit that some of its ads are pretty good. Microsoft's latest IE ad, dubbed “Child of the 90s,” tries to appeal to people who remember the web browser at its worst. The video shows snapshots of passing ...

Wii U: new Zelda and Mario games announced. Is it enough?
The Guardian (blog)
In case you missed it, Nintendo did one of its regular 'Direct' online presentations yesterday. Once again the company's president Satoru Iwata stood in front of a white background looking friendly yet somehow also faintly Orwellian – and once again he ...

The Guardian (blog)

Google Is Building An Experimental Wireless Network Perfect For High-Density ...
TechCrunch
When Google experiments, it can have earth-changing consequences. That might be the case with its latest project: the building of a wireless network on-campus at its Mountain View headquarters, reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday.

NASA Telescope Spots Solar Braids
Voice of America
Five or 10 minutes is not a long time when it comes to a NASA mission, but it was long enough for NASA's High Resolution Coronal Imager, or Hi-C, telescope to capture the sharpest images ever taken of the sun's scorching atmosphere. The sun's surface is ...

Voice of America


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