16 January 2013

Pollution: China is paying for rapid development

Pollution highlights the price China is paying for rapid development
Fox News
BEIJING – Beijing has developed into an impressive modern city over the past two decades. But a tourist visiting the Chinese capital over the past four days would have difficulty seeing many of its ancient and modern landmarks because of the horrendous ...

Detroit auto show
Washington Post
The Mercedes CLA-class car is shown at a press event on the eve of the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The show runs through Jan. 27 and will display more than 500 vehicles, representing the most innovative designs in the world.

Valpak Coupons Now Offered in Some Vehicles
ABC News
The company that sends you blue envelopes stuffed with coupons also wants you to save money while you're driving. Valpak has partnered with Roximity, a Denver-based app developer, to bring coupons and deals to drivers of newer-model Fords and ...

Wall Street set for weak open as Apple drops on demand worries
By Leah Schnurr. NEW YORK | Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:03am EST. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a weaker open on Monday as shares of Apple were hit by demand concerns, while investors faced a busy week for corporate earnings results.

US Mac shipments didn't shrink in holiday quarter, they grew 5%, Gartner says
Apple Insider
Gartner on Monday contradicted its rival IDC and claimed that domestic Mac shipments actually grew for Apple by 5 percent year over year in the holiday quarter. Gartner. Apple's U.S.-based shipments were up 5.4 percent while the overall PC market slid 2.1 ...

Apple Insider

Florida's 'Python Challenge' draws hundreds
Fox News
Grids are heading down to the Florida Everglades this week with a python hunting challenge -- sounds interesting right -- it's -- competition. Launched by the Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission to cut down on the number of Burmese python's ...

Now Microsoft 'actively investigates' Surface slab jailbreak tool
Microsoft is suddenly serious about tackling RT Jailbreak, a slick tool that unlocks Surface tablets using a hack publicised just days earlier. A spokesperson for Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group, tasked with Windows security, told The Register that ...

Jeep gives Grand Cherokee a redo, adds diesel option
Chrysler Group says it will boost the crossover's fuel economy to 30 miles per gallon. Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Jeep's 2014 Grand Cherokee will come in a fancy Summit version for the first time (Photo: Jeep) ...

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Vendors just can't stop trying to lock us all in
Computerworld (blog)
Computerworld - What do Apple's iOS, Microsoft's Windows 8 and Google's Android all have in common? None of them works that well without the Internet. This trend has been developing for years and is now accelerating. Don't get me wrong. I love the ...

2 whales wash up on NY beaches hours apart
Fox News
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – Marine officials say two whales washed up on New York's Long Island just hours apart. One was dead and the other was later euthanized. Newsday says they were discovered Sunday on separate stretches of East Hampton beaches.

Oracle releases emergency Java fix after US gov't warning about security flaws
Fox News
NEW YORK – Oracle Corp. issued a patch for a flaw in its Java software that caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security -- but security experts warn that computer users aren't out of the woods yet. On late Thursday, the DHS had advised ...

New research shows California statewide earthquake may be possible
Scientists have believed for decades that the highly active San Andreas Fault in California was unable to create an earthquake that could span the entire state. Scientists believe that the central portion of the San Andreas Fault acted as a natural barrier to ...


Cadillac ATS named 2013 North American Car of the Year
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:01am EST. (Reuters) - General Motors Corp's Cadillac ATS, a new compact sedan aimed at the popular BMW 3 Series, was named 2013 North American Car of the Year by a jury of automotive writers. Chrysler's Ram 1500 pickup, which ...

Hands on with the Vizio 11.6-inch tablet featuring Windows 8
Digital Trends
Vizio's first Windows 8 tablet PC is impressive, but suffers from some of the same drawbacks as the company's laptop PCs. ces-computing. Vizio only started making computers recently, but it's already getting into the Windows 8 slate market with a new ...

Who Wins, iOS or Android? Both, But Pity Everyone Else.
Bert Danner has an interesting article at Seeking Alpha on the mobile platform war between Apple's iOS versus Google's Android. Danner argues that Apple will win over Google because its software and business model are better structured for harnessing ...

Q&A: Finding Help With Apps
New York Times (blog)
I like the convenience of downloading iOS apps, but where do I go if I need help or tech support with a program for iPhone or iPad? A. Some apps include basic help guides and support information under its settings or tools menu. Apple has links to online ...

Space Station to Test Inflatable Habitat
Discovery News
A prototype inflatable space module, developed by Bigelow Aerospace, will be tested aboard the International Space Station. NASA will pay Bigelow $17.8 million for the experimental habitat, known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM.

Asus announces $149 MeMO Pad 7-inch Android budget tablet
Summary: Following in Acer's footsteps, Asus releases a dirt-cheap tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean but with meager specs. Sean Portnoy. By Sean Portnoy for Laptops & Desktops | January 14, 2013 -- 12:29 GMT (04:29 PST). Follow @teklust ...


Baidu's browser heads to Africa and Middle East with Orange deal
Summary: Android phones in Orange's markets in the Middle East and Africa are to get a co-branded version of Baidu's mobile browser installed by default. Jo Best. By Jo Best | January 14, 2013 -- 12:12 GMT (04:12 PST). Follow @forthebest. Baidu has ...


Hands-on with nVidia's Project Shield portable gaming system
Probably one of the biggest or most surprising announcements this CES was nVidia's Project Shield which, if you missed the announcement, is their Android-based portable gaming system that not only runs Android games (THD or other) but also PC games ...

Comet ISON And Comet PANSTARRS Expected To Be Brighter Than The Moon ...
Comet ISON, predicted to be brighter than a full-moon, and Comet PANSTARRS should combine to make 2013 the best year for observing comets in a very long time, maybe even a century or more. 20130114-030825.jpg. In addition to the comets, 2013 is ...

Kodak gets OK to sell patents in bankruptcy deal
Alexandria Town Talk
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A judge on Friday approved the sale of Eastman Kodak Co.'s patents and utilities, the latest major step in the company's year-old Chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The assets include the power plant and wastewater treatment plant at the ...

Research team projects wind and wave changes as planet heats up
(Phys.org)—An international team of climate researchers has written and published an open letter in the journal Nature Climate Change, describing wind and wave pattern changes expected to come about due to global warming. In their letter, they suggest ...

NAIAS 2013: 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot Update
After the new Grand Cherokee and its high-performance SRT8 version, Jeep now reveals new versions of its tier 2 SUVs: Compass and Patriot. Well we say new, but they are only slightly updated for the new year. The looks are the same as before, and that, ...


Chrysler to build Jeeps in China
The Detroit News
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker plans to build some Jeeps in China for the local market — and later, in Russia. "As part of our global expansion of the Jeep brand, there are some cars — that because of the price position in the market ...

Video: Hands-on with the ZTE Grand S
By now, it's pretty evident that 2013 will be the year of 5-inch 1080 displays on all flagship Android phones. HTC kicked off the trend a few months ago with the HTC J Butterfly and Droid DNA, and now ZTE and every other OEM has followed suit. The ZTE ...

Climate Change Panel Says Coast and Midwest US at Risk for Extreme Weather
Cleveland Leader
According to a government advisory panel on climate change, average U.S. temperatures could jump by as much as 4 degrees Fahrenheit in the coming decades. Last last week, the 60-member panel approved and released a draft report which says that ...

Cleveland Leader

Stranded Killer Whales Escape Ice Trap Near Hudson Bay
From Canada's CTV: a screen image of one whale surfacing at the small hole where the pod could get air before it managed to escape its icy trap. Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 6:27 am. A pod of killer whales trapped in shifting ice near a ...

2014 Corvette Stingray unveiled at Detroit auto show
2014 Corvette.JPG Mary Barra, GM's senior vice president of global product development unveils the 2014 Chevy Corvette on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the North American International Auto Show. (Khalil AlHajal | MLive.com). DETROIT, MI – Chevrolet ...


Preview of Verizon's version of America's "six strikes" copyright enforcement ...
Boing Boing
America's largest ISPs took the chickenshit step of agreeing to voluntarily police copyright on behalf of the movie studios and record labels, with a "six strikes" system that involves a series of ever-more-dire warnings and punishments for unsubstantiated...

Boing Boing

High-tech digital toilet training with the iPotty at Consumer Electronics Show
Related topics. CES · Consumer Electronics Show · toilet training · News · ipotty · ipad. Advertisement. Toilet training has gone high tech with the iPotty at the Consumer Electronics Show. With iPotty, even toddlers have access to email, the internet, and ...


Half-Life 2: Episode 4 previously in works by Arkane Studios - images
Digital Spy
Half-life 2: Episode 4 was in development, it has been revealed. The episodic follow-up, which was also titled 'Return to Ravenholm', was in the works by Dishonored studio Arkane between 2006 and 2007, according to Valve Time. The 'verified' images show ...

Microsoft flings out emergency patch for Iatest gaping IE hole
Microsoft has announced plans to release an out-of-band patch today tackling a critical zero-day hole in Internet Explorer. The update will almost certainly tackle an unpatched remote-code execution flaw in earlier versions of IE (detailed in Microsoft Security ...

Mercury treaty in the offing
Times LIVE
Mercury treaty in the offing. Sapa-AP | 2013-01-14 00:02:03.0. UN Economic and Social Council. File photo. Delegates from more than 130 nations yesterday began a final round of negotiations on the the creation of the first legally binding international treaty ...

Devil May Cry Review
Gaming Examiner
Just like so many contraversies in the gaming industry, in the end everything turned out alright, and Dante has been reborn and ready to expand the franchise even farther. Capcom's upcoming reboot title 'Devil May Cry' is a tailored, exciting experience that ...

Want Samsung's 85-inch Ultra HD TV? Check your pockets for $38k in change
Samsung has thrown its 85-inch S9000 Ultra HD television up for pre-order in Korea, though you'll need deep pockets as well as a big living room in order to snap up the expensive next-gen-tech set. The first sets will be priced at a whopping 40 million ...


X-rays reveal how earliest animals moved
TG Daily
The first four-legged animals dragged themselves across the ground like seals, a reconstruction of their backbones has shown. An examination at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble using high-energy X-rays has enabled a ...

TG Daily

FCC Proposes Faster, Higher Capacity WiFi to Reduce Spectrum Crunch
NEWS ANALYSIS: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed giving additional spectrum to WiFi to enable higher speeds, greater capacity and to reduce problems that occur when many people try to try to access WiFi ...


Drive On: Which apps will captivate automakers?
With automakers having gone app-happy when it comes to their next-generation infotainment systems, what kind of functions come to mind? Throwing open their systems to app developers means the ideas are already flowing for apps in the car, just like the ...

What If CES Was A Hotel?
MediaPost Communications
The news and blogosphere are wall-to-wall with coverage of the latest tech gadgets unveiled at CES—the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Now I've never been to CES, but it sure feels like I have for all the tweets, blog posts, and video ...

How do I change the font size of the Nokia Lumia 800?
Unfortunately, you aren't able to change the font in Windows Phone 7.5 which the Lumia 800 is running. You could copy and paste the text to Word and enlarge it there for readability, but that may be a bit tedious. If you don't mind spending some cash, ...


Fresh Unlock/Jailbreak iPhone 4,4S and 3GS iOS 6.0.2 Untethered Online
The Anderson News
Unlock-Jailberak Team has released Unlock-Jailbreak Tool untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S/4 6.0.2 or 3Gs and Unlock iPhone 4S/4 6.0.2 and 3Gs including the firmwares 4.3.4/4.3.3. As we reported you that Unlock-Jailbreak Tool is loaded with major updates ...

Limited Edition Fire Emblem 3DS console coming to America
Official Nintendo Magazine.
The limited edition Fire Emblem 3DS bundle that was released in Japan last year is coming to the US and Canada. The bundle includes a Cobalt Blue 3DS emblazoned wih Chrom's Falchion sword while Fire Emblem: Awakening is pre-installed onto the ...

Asteroid Apophis won't strike in 2036, but it may in 2068
The Space Reporter
Asteroid Apophis may not hit in 3036, but there is an increased chance it could strike Earth thirty-two years later. According to a number of astronomy experts, the chances of an asteroid impact in 2036 have significantly decreased, but odds of an impact in ...

The Space Reporter

5th gen iPad & 2nd gen iPad Mini coming soon?
Once again, Apple has had to fend off the rumors that the company is working on a low-cost iPhone. Apple's CEO… More... Cooler Master Storm Recon reviewed. The Recon is the seventh gaming mouse from CM Storm, Cooler Master's gaming oriented ...

Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy phones
Sky News Australia
Updated: 22:02, Monday January 14, 2013. Samsung sells 100 million Galaxy phones. Samsung Electronics says global sales of its Galaxy S smartphones have surpassed 100 million units since the first model in the series was released less than three years...

Sky News Australia

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