21 January 2013

Kim Dotcom Mega launch

Kim Dotcom's Mega Hits One Million Users within 24 Hours | News & Opinion | PCMag.com: "By using Mega you say no to those who want to know everything about you. By using Mega you say no to governments that want to spy on you. By using Mega you say yes to Internet freedom and your right to privacy," Dotcom said."

Digital Daredevil Behind Megaupload Has a New Venture
New York Times
AUCKLAND — At 6:48 a.m. Sunday, the Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom opened his new file-storage Web site to the public — one year to the minute after the police raided the mansion he rents in New Zealand. The raid was part of a coordinated operation with ...

Microsoft blazes trail to next PC
CNET
commentary With its serious processor, and its guts-behind-the-glass design, Microsoft's Surface Pro may well be the template for the new PC. And device makers should pay attention. Brooke Crothers. by Brooke Crothers. January 19, 2013 1:25 PM PST ...


What A Great Job: Writing The Scripts For Apple's Siri
Forbes
One might think that those droll little witticisms that Siri sometimes comes up with a the result of a machine intelligence gaining a sense of humour. Sadly this is not the case: Siri just isn't intelligent in any manner, let alone that. She's programmed to give ...

Google's Project Glass eyes virtual keyboard control
TG Daily
One of the most interesting projects to emerge from Google's Mountain View HQ in recent years is the slick Project Glass wearable computer. Yes, the design isn't exactly perfect - yet - and there are plenty of doubts about the future viability of Project Glass.

Report: Sony PlayStation 4 may ditch DualShock gamepad design for biometric ...
TG Daily
With the next-generation PlayStation game console expected to debut later this year, rumors about the engimatic system continue to build. The latest? A report claiming the Sony PlayStation 4 will be lose the stalwart DualShock controller design we're all so ...
 
TG Daily

Lore and War: Elder Scrolls Online Has Got It All
Gamespy.com
A new developer video diary probes the MMO's backstory, and reveals some awesome concept art. The Aldmeri Dominion, the Daggerfall Covenant, and the Ebonheart Pact are the three main factions of The Elder Scrolls Online. In this developer video diary, ...

NASA's 'Mohawk Guy' Bobak Ferdowsi to march at Obama inauguration
DigitalJournal.com
NASA's celebrity flight director Bobak Ferdowsi, the "Mohawk Guy," will march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday alongside a life-size replica of the space agency's Mars Curiosity rover and the Orion space capsule. Presidential inaugurations ...

Manatee Nebula Imaged In Beautiful New Photo, By The VLA Radio Telescope
PlanetSave.com
The Manatee Nebula is the subject of a beautiful new image taken by the Very Large Array radio telescope network in New Mexico. The name for the nebula is actually brand new, the image is being released to coincide with a naming ceremony taking place ...

Climate change jeopardizing Amazon rainforest, say researchers
Science Recorder
A new NASA-led study has found that an area of the Amazon rainforest two times the size of the state of California is still suffering from the impacts of an extreme drought that started in 2005. When combined with observed recurrences of droughts every few...

Science Recorder

Experts see lower gasoline prices for Waco, nation in 2013
Waco Tribune-Herald
Gasoline prices are riding a roller coaster, up one week and down another, but experts predict prices over the long haul will run lower than those of 2012, unless the economy explodes with growth or turmoil in the Middle East disrupts supplies. That prediction ...

Sales concern to eclipse Apple results
Telegraph.co.uk
However, the strong results, due on Wednesday, are likely to be overshadowed by anxiety over the pace of growth at the company, and fears that its sleek iPod and iPhone are starting to lose their shine. Wall Street analysts predict that iPhone sales could ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Nerds on Computers: Cool new toys on display at Consumer Electronics Show
Record-Searchlight
Every January, tech enthusiasts and future-focused consumers alike converge on Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show. From the innovative to the downright wacky, the newest tech gadgets are showcased. The show provides a preview of what ...

Apple Cuts iPad 4 Screen Orders from Sharp – What This Means…Or Doesn't
Eagle's Rant
Apple Cuts iPad 4 Screen Orders from Sharp – What This Means… Do we have our first sure-fire signs of an iPad 5 release date on the horizon, or yet another lesson in making mountains out of molehills? According to reports published by Reuters toward the ...

Eagle's Rant

Too Human pulled from Xbox 360's Games on Demand marketplace
GameZone
While 2008 was marked by economic downturn for the entire country, it also was marked by a number of fantastic games that are still being indulged today, including Grand Theft Auto IV and Fallout 3. However, one game that perhaps wasn't deemed “killer,” ...

GameZone

Apple might launch iPhone 5 mini
Solar Panels News
Seems like Apple Inc. is unable to take over the neck to neck competition with Samsung Corp. News is that Apple might launch the small sized version of the iPhone 5 called as iPhone 5 Mini in the future, in an urge to grow its number of customers as ...

Near tears, game developer explains why he's betting it all on a Kickstarter ...
The Verge
On January 14th Gas Powered Games launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new action role playing game called Wildman — and just a few days later the studio was hit with "substantial" layoffs. In what's described as "the wackiest video update you're ...

McLaren confirms 12C GT3 competition model details
Autoblog (blog)
McLaren has given the 12C GT3 the once over for the 2013 competition season. Those who already own one of the race-spec cars can order the tweaks as a stand-alone package, effectively updating their vehicles to 2013 spec. McLaren says the updates are ...

Chuck Tennessen: We have know-how to address emissions goal
Wisconsin State Journal
The National Climate Assessment report published in Saturday's State Journal affirms the wisdom of adding the lowering of carbon emissions to the editorial board's 2013 agenda. Our country cannot continue to ignore the economic, social and environmental ...

Beijing Seeks Public Comment on Draft Rules to Curb Pollution
Bloomberg
The Beijing city government is inviting residents to comment on draft regulations aimed at controlling and preventing pollution after smog engulfed the capital this month. The public will be able to give feedback until Feb. 8, the last working day before the ...

Sci-Tech-Talk: Apple to release financial results as it battles stiff competition
UPI.com
With recent reports Apple may have cut back on orders for some iPhone 5 components, rumors ran rampant of a less than healthy demand for what has to be considered Apple's flagship product, raising a nagging question: Has the most valuable company on ...

UPI.com

Google's password-replacing YubiKey.
Irish Independent
THE struggle to remember several long and increasingly complicated passwords simply to carry out everyday web tasks could soon become a thing of the past, if Google gets its way and introduces a ring that can confirm your identity online. In a research ...

Irish Independent

Pythons attract bounty hunters to
Toledo Blade
A captured 13-foot-long Burmese python is displayed for hunters before starting the Python Challenge. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge. OCHOPEE, Fla. — A year ago, on a visit to the Big Cypress National Preserve here and to the Everglades National Park to ...

Toledo Blade

Cool Cases for Your Kindle Fire
PC Magazine
Second in popularity only to the iPad in the tablet space is Amazon's Kindle Fire. Part of the product line's appeal is its price, which starts at $159 for a basic Kindle Fire—that's less than half the cost of the $329 iPad mini. It's even less expensive than many of ...

Nokia Embraces 3-D Printing Future, Perhaps Too Soon
InformationWeek
Nokia hopes consumers will push for phone cases made with 3-D printers. But 3-D printing has been a "dismal failure" as a business for a Half Moon Bay, Calif., shop owner. Start The Discussion. Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Thomas Claburn | January 19, ...

Bing Tunes Into Facebook Signals for Bing Social Sidebar Updates
eWeek
Hot on the heels of Facebook's Graph Search announcement, Microsoft unveils a revamped Bing social sidebar that dives deeper into Facebook timelines for more relevant results. It's a big week in social media, and Microsoft's Bing search engine is getting in ...

eWeek

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 get Android Jelly Bean upgrade
IBNLive
New Delhi: Here is good news for those who own Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 tablets. Samsung has announced a software update for its tablets. The company has started the process of updating their tabs to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

IBNLive

Blizzard posts job ad for Diablo 3 game director
GamingBolt (blog)
Diablo 3′s game director post is now vacant due to Jay Wilson's shift into somewhere else within the company and Blizzard has now posted a job ad for his replacement. The game has still much to offer fans with more expansions in the pipeline along with ...

GamingBolt (blog)

Google to expand again here
Charleston Post Courier (subscription)
Gov. Nikki Haley joined Eric Wages, operations manager of Google's Berkeley County data center Brendan Kearney/StaffGov. Nikki Haley joined Eric Wages, operations manager of Google's Berkeley County data center complex, for Friday's expansion ...

New Chromebook From Lenovo
Geek WIth Laptop (blog)
With four versions of the Google Chromebook currently available, you might ask why would there be need of another! Well for one good reason this version is from Lenovo, so it comes with the classic ThinkPad look and the reliability that the brand has to offer ...

More details emerge on NASA's plan for inflatable ISS module
Gizmag
NASA announced last week that it has contracted Bigelow Aerospace to construct an inflatable module to test on the International Space Station. Following the release of more information and imagery, here's a closer look at what the plan entails. The Bigelow ...

Oracle's Java patch contains new holes, researchers warn
PCWorld
Researchers from Security Explorations, a Poland-based vulnerability research firm, claim to have found two new vulnerabilities in Java 7 Update 11 that can be exploited to bypass the software's security sandbox and execute arbitrary code on computers.

Top 5 Detroit 2013 Concepts
CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
These are arguably the best of the concepts from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. And they're all going to make it to production. Concepts often appear at car shows, never to be seen again. Unless the public embraces them en masse, design studies penned by...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

Hearst Offers Magazines On iOS Newsstand Even Before Print Editions
iTechPost
It's no secret that the publishing industry has come under intense pressure during the past few years. Ever since the world's readers began moving online to get their news, traditional newspapers and magazines have struggled to prop up their physical ...

Opera Ice may finally help Opera make a dent on iOS, Android
VentureBeat
Next up from the web browser maker Opera: A new browser that aims to take full advantage of mobile and give the company a significant foothold on iOS and Android. It's called Opera Ice, and it could end up being one of the most significant moves the ...

VentureBeat

Can Apple's Growth Problem Be Fixed?
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
The company's ability to maintain its growth momentum has been a huge point of debate for watchers of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). Are the iPhone maker's main markets saturated? Can the company's products keep attracting repeat buyers? Can it leverage its ...

Slooh Space Camera To Broadcast Live Feeds Of Moon, Jupiter Dance
RedOrbit
Image Caption: Merged photo of a tiny Jupiter hovering just to the north of our waxing moon. Image Credit: Photos.com. Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online. Update: January 19, 2013. On Monday evening, astronomers (both amateurs ...

RedOrbit

Taiwan, China Complete Direct Undersea Data Cable
Voice of America
TAIPEI — Telecommunications operators in mainland China and Taiwan finished a landmark undersea fiber optic data transmission cable Friday. The 270-kilometer line from Taipei to Fuzhou in China caps more than four years of first-ever transit and ...

Voice of America

NASA sends Mona Lisa the moon -- is deep space technology here? [VIDEO]
The Space Reporter
NASA has reportedly successfully sent the world famous Mona Lisa to the moon, part of a test aimed at developing the next generation of deep space technology. The U.S. space agency announced on Friday the successful transfer of the image to the surface...

The Space Reporter

Stealth Wear: The Anti-Drone Hoodie For The Paranoid Fashionista
Inventorspot
We may be living in a world of high tech espionage, but New York artist Adam Harvey is creating a line of clothing called Stealth Wear that will allow individuals to remain invisible. It is the sort of breakthrough that will have paranoid people around the globe ...

Facebook for Android update brings voice messages
IBNLive
New Delhi: Following the big announcement of Facebook Graph, which lets you search within Facebook, Facebook has updated its Android app. While the image browsing feature has been tweaked to make it better, the update also brings two new features.

IBNLive

US Wants Gigabit Internet In All States By 2015
Coolest Gadget Reviews
For a company that started out as a basic search engine, Google has flourished and its technology can be found in many facets of our life. Today, we have smartphones that run on the Android operating system, we make use of Google maps and we see the ...

Coolest Gadget Reviews

Instagram Achieves 90 Million Users Mark
Tech News Plus
Recently there was a big hue and cry from users of Instagram over changes terms of service. However, despite these odds Instagram has been able to increase its user count by 10 per cent on month to month basis. According to a press announcement by ...

New Bill Seeks Enforcement of Video Game Ratings
Imassera News
The US House of Representatives is attempting to control video-games being sold to minors. January 19, 2013- A House of Representatives bill released earlier this week seeks to apply much stricter and more severe penalties on retailers who sell or rent ...

Imassera News

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