28 January 2013

Facebook Blocks Vine and Wonder Apps

Facebook Blocks Vine, Wonder Apps
If you take our data, you must let your users share on Facebook, say Facebook's new rules. Start The Discussion. Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Thomas Claburn | January 26, 2013 09:07 AM. Facebook's 2012 Highs And Lows. (click image for larger view and ...

Deals on TVs for the Big Game Go Long
Wall Street Journal
Sports fans looking to upgrade their television sets before the Super Bowl can expect to see bigger sales on bigger sets this year. It has become cheaper for manufacturers to make large flat-screen TVs. As a result, prices have steadily declined, making it ...

Wall Street Journal

TechBits: Temple Run fans should like the game's new version
Washington Post
Temple Run 2. They didn't mess with success.(App store) - The Temple Run 2 app for iPhone. Fans of the first version of Temple Run will probably be cheered to hear that Imangi Studios hasn't ...

App Smart Extra: On the Slopes
New York Times (blog)
Apps that add a technological edge to your skiing or snowboarding vacation were the subject of a recent App Smart column. But the column could barely make a dent in discussing all the apps available to help winter sports enthusiasts. Here are some more ...

What the French war on anti-Semitic tweets says about hate speech in France
Washington Post (blog)
A new French court ruling will require Twitter to release the personal data of anyone found to be tweeting racist sentiments. AP. The ruling comes after a legal complaint filed in October by France's Union of Jewish Students, which argued that several tweets ...

Logitech Will Continue PC Gaming Support Despite Cuts
Tom's Hardware Guide
Logitech will continue to make PC gaming peripherals despite severing its console peripheral and remote businesses. On Wednesday Logitech announced its third quarter results for fiscal 2013, reporting that sales were $615 million, down 14-percent from ...

Bedtime story apps for little readers
Many bedtime routines with little kids involve snuggling up and enjoying a good book. These days, scores of families are reading those good books on their iPads, iPhones and smartphones via apps. Book apps encourage kids to participate in the adventures ...

Star Trek 'tractor beam' created by scientists
Fox News
A team of scientists has created a real-life miniature "tractor beam" - as featured in the Star Trek series - in a development which may lead to more efficient medical testing. The microscopic beam - created by scientists from Scotland and the Czech Republic ...

BitTorrent Intros Secure, Private Dropbox Alternative
Tom's Guide
BitTorrent Labs has launched a pre-alpha of BitTorrent Sync, a local non-cloud distributed syncing service. On Thursday BitTorrent Labs launched BitTorrent Sync, a new distributed syncing product to help manage personal files between multiple computers.

SlashGear 101: What is Vine, and what does it do?
Right this very moment you're probably seeing a few Vine videos popping up on your Twitter feed wondering what on earth these tiny videos are taking hold when previous (rather similar) apps and services have done it so many different ways before.


Child of the 90s: Internet Explorer's New Viral Ad Gets Mixed Reviews on Social ...
When content gets shared on Facebook to the point where it clusters in your newsfeed, it's generally worth checking out. So, when Internet Explorer's “Child of the 90s” ad started getting shared en masse by my friends this week, I gave it a play. The ad ...

Every Shakespeare sonnet now right where you need it: DNA
Though our external hard drives seem to be expanding at an exponential rate, there's always more information out there to be recorded. Researchers are constantly on the search for better ways to store information, and one's been tossed around. The original...

Norway Data Shows Earth's Global Warming Less Severe Than Feared
New estimates from a Norwegian research project show meeting targets for minimizing global warming may be more achievable than previously thought. After the planet's average surface temperature rose through the 1990s, the increase has almost leveled ...

Adoption at Sea: Sperm Whales Take in Outcast Bottlenose Dolphin
A group of sperm whales appear to have taken in a deformed bottlenose dolphin, marine researchers have discovered. Behavioral ecologists Alexander Wilson and Jens Krause of Berlin's Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries came ...


Mega sharing service lacks versatility
Arizona Daily Star
New Zealand entrepreneur Kim Dotcom - still wanted by U.S. authorities on allegations of copyright infringement - launched a new online service last week for storing and sharing files. Staying true to his outsized personality and reputation for excess, Dotcom ...

Dung Beetle Uses The Milky Way For Navigation, First Animal Found To Do So
The dung beetle is now the first animal proven to use the light of the Milky Way for orientation and navigation, thanks to new research from Wits University. The vast and dim milky glow of our home galaxy apparently provides a good source of orientation when ...

Woman NOT Wanted to Make Neanderthal Clone Baby, Misquoted Harvard Prof ...
Woman NOT Wanted to Make Neanderthal Clone Baby, Misquoted Harvard Prof George Church. Der Spiegel Interviewer: 'I have some trouble to imagine, how anybody could mistranslate this in such a distorting way.' By: Sydney Smith ...


NASA To Join Forces with ESA's Euclid Mission to Detect Dark Matter
Guardian Express
The European Space Agency, ESA, has announced a formal agreement with NASA on a joint venture within the ESA's Euclid mission, which is a space telescope designed to investigate the cosmological mysteries of dark matter and dark energy in the ...

VAFB missile defense program airborne again
Lompoc Record
A ground-based interceptor blasted off Saturday afternoon from Vandenberg Air Force Base in a “critical first step” test of missile-defense system improvements that were implemented after multiple misses by earlier tests. The weapon roared out its ...

Elk at Grand Canyon National Park Getting Too Close for Comfort
Science World Report
(Photo : Flickr) Elk in the Grand Canyon are getting a little too close for comfort. The elk that make their homes in the Grand Canyon may be getting a little too close for comfort. The large mammals, once a rare sight in the national park, are now jamming up ...

Science World Report

Giant Squid Video: Discovery Unveils Special on Deep Sea Kraken Sunday
Latinos Post
The giant squid may be one of the largest creatures lurking in the ocean's depths, but it's also one of the most elusive and mysterious; scientists know relatively little about the animal. On Sunday, the Kraken-like sea beast will be up close and personal, though, ...

Latinos Post

NASA resurrects the 'world's most powerful rocket engine' ever built
The Space Reporter
NASA has resurrected the “world's most powerful rocket engine” ever built for the purpose of creating the nation's future heavy lift rocket, according to a space agency news release. NASA test fired the F-1′s gas generator Thursday at the Marshall Space...

The Space Reporter

Mazda 6 diesels in the garage at Rolex 24, but they are here to stay, says racing ...
WES RAYNAL - Things were pretty active in the Mazda garage after the start of the Rolex 24. John Doonan is relaxing for a minute in a motor coach in the Daytona International Speedway infield. It is probably one of the last times he'll be able to rest in the ...

Toyota, BMW working on new battery
St. Augustine Record
In this photo released by Toyota Motor Corp., Toyota President Akio Toyoda, left, shakes hands with BMW AG chief executive Norbert Reithofer during a signing ceremony to jointly develop next-generation batteries for green vehicles in Nagoya, central Japan, ...

Necropsy planned for Gowanus dolphin
New York Daily News
Experts plan to conduct a necropsy to determine why the dolphin stuck in the Gowanus Canal Friday died — and whether it was already sick before it lost its way in the filthy water. “We are recovering the animal as we speak, and we'll be doing a necropsy ...

New York Daily News

Deep Space Industries Wants To Kick Off Asteroid Mining In 2015
Latinos Post
As our planet's natural resources dwindle, people are beginning to look for creative ways to harvest the necessary ingredients to fuel mankind's progress. Space entrepreneurial company Deep Space Industries is now proposing to send out a fleet of miniature ...

Latinos Post

Instagram asking some users for photo ID over suspected 'violations'
TechRadar UK
Instagram has confirmed it is requesting photo ID verification from users its thinks have violated its terms of service. In a move pushed by Instagram's sugar daddy Facebook, the photo sharing company has been asking the suspected offenders to confirm their ...

Cisco Sells Linksys Home Router Unit
Northern, WI 1/27/2013 (avauncer) -Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) sells its Home maker unit to Belkin International Inc. based in California and having presence in many countries .The company provides a lot of accessories for Apple's Iphone and IPad. Linksys has ...

France bans Twitter term 'hashtag'
Digital Spy
The French government has included the Twitter term 'hashtag' in a list of words to be avoided in order to protect the national language. The Académie Française is responsible for maintaining standards of French and has identified the English social ...

Mercedes commercial criticized as too sexy
HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A Mercedes-Benz commercial spotlighting model Kate Upton is too sexy, the Parents Television Council said. The commercial features the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model wearing cutoff shorts and a cleavage-revealing, ...

Xbox 720 and Surface X Tablet to Bring New Microsoft Ecosystem for Gamers
Eagle's Rant
Xbox 720 and Surface X Tablet to Bring New Microsoft Ecosystem for Gamers Rumors are gathering pace as to what we can expect from the Microsoft Xbox 720, along with when we're likely to be given that all-important release date. According to a swathe of...

Eagle's Rant

Splinter Cell Blacklist Release Date: Paladin Multi-mission Aircraft Edition Pre ...
HawtWired (blog)
This morning, the Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist Paladin Multi-mission Aircraft Edition on Xbox 360 and PS3 is available for pre-order at Amazon! The Splinter Cell Blacklist Paladin Multi-Mission Aircraft Edition contains the essential items for fans to stop ...

Japan launches spy satellites amid concerns about N. Korea
A Japanese H-2A rocket carrying an information-gathering radar satellite blasts off from its island launch pad at Tanegashima Space Center. By Eric Talmadge. updated 2 hours 47 minutes ago 2013-01-27T09:49:49. Print; Font: +; -. TOKYO — Japan ...


Fonblet? Phablets? We need a better name for large smartphones
Brisbane Times
A rumour sprang up this week suggesting that Samsung would release a 5.8-inch smartphone in Europe that would be its biggest phone yet. The name of the device, however, leaves some of us scratching our heads. Fonblet? The term appears to be a...

Brisbane Times

Holly the cat: A Florida feline's 200-mile two-month journey home baffles scientists
Exhausted and emaciated, barely able to stand and too weak to miaow, the cat appeared from nowhere on New Year's Eve in the back garden of a Florida family home. For six days, Barb Mazzola and her children put out food and milk for the nervous animal, ...


Huawei Becomes Third Largest Smartphone Maker
Huawei pushed past ZTE and Sony to become the third-biggest maker of smartphones in the world during the fourth quarter of 2012, after Samsung and Apple. Eric Zeman | January 26, 2013 09:06 AM ...

Amazon job hunt: Frenchman's creative CV goes viral
Creativity trumps unemployment and a bad economy – at least for one jobless Frenchman, whose online CV went viral after he created a mock Amazon.com webpage and offered himself for sale based on his skills as a web product manager. Parisian ...


Unlocking Smartphones to Become Illegal Jan. 26
The unauthorized unlocking of smartphones will go from tricky to illegal Jan. 26 as a Library of Congress ruling goes into effect. Smartphone owners wanting to unlock their devices will need to do it quickly. As of Jan. 26, the practice will become illegal. On Oct.


Namco Bandai Responds To 'Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch' Wizard's ...
The Wizard's Edition of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch pulled a magic trick of its own—and vanished before customers could get a copy they'd already ordered. Even great games can't avoid controversy. This time, Namco Bandai, publisher of the recent...


Scenes from a dry-ice winter on Mars (pictures)
Last year, data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter gave scientists a clearer picture of Mars' carbon-dioxide atmosphere and revealed the only known example of carbon-dioxide snow falling anywhere in our solar system. "These are the first ...

WindowsAndroid: Socketeq's Solution Runs Android Natively On Windows Kernel
International Business Times
To experience Android in a Windows PC, users hitherto had to depend on dual-booting or virtualization. Now, Socketeq has come with a solution that can fully port Android on a Windows kernel natively, enabling the user to enjoy Android without having to go ...

International Business Times

Lookout App For Android Will Take Photo Of Phone Thief & E-mail The Image
Mobile & Apps
Mobile security firm Lookout started rolling out an update to its security and antivirus app for Android, adding a cool new feature: Lock Cam. The new feature aims to help users combat phone theft and privacy violations. The new Lock Cam feature notifies ...

Mobile & Apps

Lenovo plans to buy BlackBerry-maker RIM
Toronto: A senior Lenovo executive said that the Chinese computer maker may consider Research in Motion as a takeover target, sending the Blackberry maker's shares up 2 per cent just a week before it launches a make-or-break line of redesigned...


"Assassin's Creed III" Crowns King George Washington on Feb 19
Crunchyroll News
We're about to find out what happens when George Washington takes the throne in Assassin's Creed III's The Tyranny of King Washington DLC. The first chapter is officially set for February 19 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. As previously reported, the ...

Crunchyroll News

Seeing US Laboratory Chimpanzees For Who They Are
NPR (blog)
By now, you probably know that the National Institutes of Health last week announced its plans to retire to sanctuaries hundreds of chimpanzees used for research, including invasive biomedical research. The story was big news nationally, including here at ...

Running Chrome beta on Android in full screen
Ghacks Technology News
Chrome Beta for Android has been available in Google's Play store for less than a month for anyone to play around with. It introduced a couple of new features, including support for experimental features, that the stable version does not support yet. A Reddit ...

Ghacks Technology News

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