11 February 2013

Asteroid flyby on Friday is closest known to Earth

Asteroid flyby on Friday is closest known to Earth
Jackson Clarion Ledger
....image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows a simulation of asteroid 2012 DA14 approaching from the south as it passes through the Earth-moon system on Feb. 15, 2013. / AP. Written by ...

Internet Explorer Problems: IE 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 At Risk of Malware Attacks; Microsoft ...

Latinos Post
Microsoft has issued a security bulletin, which include five critical ratings and seven important warnings. A total of 57 components of Microsoft have been reported for a few Windows operating systems, such as XP, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows ...http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-feb

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Windows Phone 8 Pushes BlackBerry Out Of Third Spot In U.S. Market Share
Mobile & Apps
While this is not much of a surprise as consumers were holding off on buying any BlackBerry smartphones while waiting for the company to release new smartphones running their next-generation operating system, BlackBerry 10. BlackBerry officially ...

Mobile & Apps

Google's Schmidt gets option to sell a chunk of his stock
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt may end up selling 42 percent of his shares in the company under a new stock trading plan designed to diversify his investment portfolio. eric schmidt google IDGNS Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google. Schmidt owned ...

Facebook's New Graph Search: Boon or Privacy Concern?
Last month, Facebook sent out invitations to tech reporters hinting it would be making a big announcement on January 15th. That alone was enough to spark a number of theories on what was about to come out from the Palo Alto giant: a much-speculated ...

Laser 3D-prints tiny spaceship the width of a human hair
3D printers are pretty awesome, but none are quite amazing as this particular one that crafted a tiny spaceship that sits at 125 micrometers long, which is about the diameter of a human hair. The printer that made the spaceship was unveiled at the Photonics ...


Is Apple Developing a Smart Watch?
Slate Magazine (blog)
Apple is working on developing a smart watch, reports the New York Times' Nick Bilton, writing it would be “in the form a curved glass device.” Bilton has scant details on the progress. He doesn't even dare a guess on how advanced the company is in actually ...

Bang With Professionals goes out with a whimper
The site that managed to garner more than 70,000 curious people, desperate to find easy love via LinkedIn, has admitted defeat. Chris Matyszczyk. by Chris Matyszczyk. February 10, 2013 11:30 AM PST. It was all over before it even began. So sad.

Apple's Tim Cook never wanted to sue key supplier Samsung
Steve Jobs initiated the lawsuit against Samsung as part of a “thermo-nuclear” strategy to keep iPhone clones off the market, according to a long story in Reuters. But Tim Cook, then-lieutenant and now chief executive of Apple, never wanted to sue the South...


Discover Magazine (blog)
Now I read that as a clever rejoinder to all sides in the climate debate. But since we're already seeing stories that link global warming to the blizzard that has just struck the Northeast, let's focus on the side that is making the connection. First, some helpful ...

Curiosity Collects First Mars Bedrock Sample
Discovery News
This is Curiosity's 2.5 inch-deep sample collection hole 'John Klein'. The drilling took place on Feb. 8, 2013, or Sol 182, the rover's 182nd Martian day of operations. NASA/JPL-Caltech. Related Links. VIDEO: Tumbleweed Rovers Could Explore Mars ...

2014 Mercedes CLA Edition 1 is limited and enticing
Torque News
When it comes to exclusivity, the 2014 Mercedes CLA Edition 1 will not only be exclusive because of the unique equipment, but also because of its limited availability. n/a. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA "Edition 1". The Germans love to entice Americans with their ...

Torque News

China air pollution "beyond index"
Sullivan Journal
Even on a sunny day, a perpetual haze hangs over Kaifeng, a city of 2 million in Henan Province southeast of Beijing. (Will Sites/Sullivan Journal). Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2013 12:25 pm | Updated: 12:31 pm, Sun Feb 10, 2013. China air pollution ...

Google Maps Helps Track Snowstorm Nemo, and More Weekend Maps Fun
As New York City, Boston and the rest of the Northeast prepare for a blizzard, a Google Maps app springs into action. As Snowstorm Nemo assaulted the Northeast from New York City to Boston and beyond, New York City's public radio station, WNYC, got to ...


Social media expert: Teens using Snapchat app for 'sexting'
WJAC Johnstown
Move over Facebook: there is a new app in town, and it is creating quite a buzz among teens. It's called Snapchat, and it allows users to share pictures that are supposedly deleted from the recipient's phone after a given amount of time. Young people say they ...

Google+ Hangout To Go Out Of This World With ISS Crew Chat
Cinema Blend
Google+ may not be nearly as popular as certain other social networking sites, but it's about to make history in the live chat realm. The service's Hangout video chat feature is hitting a milestone later this month when it goes into orbit. On February 22, Google+ ...

Cinema Blend

Dead Space 3 Loot Exploit Won't Be Patched, Says EA
Gaming Union
Dead Space 3 was only released last week, but an intrepid gamer has already found a way to exploit he game's look system. It allows gamers to farm resources, allowing them to gain items with ease, that others might end up paying real money for through the ...

Gaming Union

2013 Ford Focus TrackSTer Gearing Up For Its Chicago Debut
Ford Racing in co-operation with fifteen52 and Ken Block created the new Project ST campaign. The new campaign is set to debut in Chicago with TrackSTer, a custom Ford Focus ST. Dubbed the Focus TrackSTer, the car is meant to combine on-road ...

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday Bringing Long List of Security Patches
Hot Hardware
Stretch those network pipes, because on Tuesday, a big workout is coming. That's when Microsoft's monthly "Patch Tuesday" hits, and this is one particular roll-out where the word "mammoth" definitely fits. In total, there are 57 flaws to be patched, 12 of which ...

Hot Hardware

Apple fights alone as Justice Dept settles e-book case with Macmillan
The Department of Justice (DoJ) had previously settled an anti-trust case with four of five book publishers alleged to have conspired with Apple Inc. to fix prices of e-books. The DoJ sued Apple and the five publishers - Macmillan, Hachette Book Group Inc., ...


The Longest Journey creator Ragnar Tørnquist opens up in Reddit AMA
Ragnar Tørnquist, the creator of The Longest Journey adventure game saga and founder of Red Thread Games, is answering all the leftover questions from his mind-numbing puzzles with an Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit, right now. Tørnquist and Red ...

Workhorse Home Depot Picks iPhones Over BlackBerry
Hot Hardware
While BlackBerry is mounting a resurgence with its newly released BlackBerry 10 OS and accompanying smartphones, the release apparently didn't happen soon enough for Home Depot. According to Apple Insider, the home improvement retailer is ...

Hot Hardware

The iPhone Gains Ground in India
Motley Fool
Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) always had a tough time gaining ground in the Indian smartphone market. One of the more important hurdles to the iPhone in the country is that local carriers don't subsidize smartphone purchases, and unsubsidized iPhones are ...

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition revealed in Chicago
Its Sale would be restricted to limited number of dealers the world over and this special edition of the GT-R will be reduced to only 150 units in the United States. Power will get boost from the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter V6 VR38DETT engine emitting 545 hp (406...


Scroogled: Microsoft launched 'privacy' petition to stop Google from scanning ...
Network World
"Think Google respects your privacy? Think again," warned Microsoft's 'Don't get Scroogled' campaign. If you don't want your privacy invaded by having Google scan "every word of every email," then Microsoft says to use Outlook.com. Scroogled, Microsoft's ...

NASA to Launch New Earth-Observing Satellite
Climate Central
If the weather holds, NASA will launch its newest Earth-observing satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in southern California late Monday morning. An Atlas V rocket is scheduled to carry Landsat 8 into space just after 2 p.m. Eastern time. Once in orbit ...

Polar Bears Will Just Adapt to Land, Right?
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
Polar bears use arctic sea ice as a platform to hunt their favorite food, seals. Unfortunately, climatic warming is rapidly melting the ice. Without it, scientists warn, polar bears will not survive. But why worry? Polar bears evolved from omnivorous, land-dwelling ...

Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

Will Eric Schmidt Cash In On Google Again?
Solar Panels News
According to a recent SEC filing, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt could sell up to 42 percent of his stock in the company and gain over $2.5 billion. The move is part of a trading plan established in November designed to diversify his portfolio. Schmidt ...

Amazon has e-book resale patent
The Internet giant has been granted a patent that covers a secondary market where used digital content, such as e-books and audio, is sold. The content is stored in a user's personalized data store. The ability to re-sell digital content is a hot topic at the ...

Fly Or Die: BlackBerry Z10
The BlackBerry Z10 running the new BB10 operating system is a pivotal phone for the company formerly known as RIM. It's BlackBerry's flagship all-touch device, and while it has fine specs and cool features, the phone may not be enough to save the ...

Hewlett-Packard Makes Effort To Limit Student Workers In China
International Business Times
China is the manufacturing center for many of the world's largest consumer-electronics and information-technology companies, such as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), the Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HPQ), and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (KRX:005935).

International Business Times

'Bayonetta 2,' 'Wonderful 101' Will Remain Wii U Exclusives
The Inquisitr
Those hoping that Bayonetta 2 and The Wonderful 101 will make the jump to other consoles are in for some serious disappointment. Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya recently made some comments that will surely cause frustration for those hoping the games ...

The Inquisitr

Telecom Companies Report Minimal Disruption From Snowstorm
Wall Street Journal
Telecom companies reported no major disruptions but offered few specifics about the impact from the snowstorm, which comes four months after superstorm Sandy caused widespread problems for the major carriers. Verizon Communications Inc., which ...

Your Hired! Say Apple To TV OLED Expert
World Internet TV on PC (blog)
It may be getting a bit tiresome hearing about Apple making a TV set. But at least it's been quiet for a while. Until now that is. Latest news is that Apple have hired an OLED engineering expert, who has worked for a couple of heavyweight TV manufacturers.

World Internet TV on PC (blog)

Microsoft working to Unify Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone OS ...
Microsoft has unveiled three different Windows OS, the Windows 8 OS, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. The different OS were bracketed for specific uses. However this created a lot of confusion and problems and Microsoft was criticized for making the ...

Tech: Smartphone buyers stick to familiar brands
Indianapolis Star
BlackBerry President and CEO Thorsten Heins shares the stage with new BlackBerry Global Creative Director Alicia Keys at the BlackBerry 10 launch event at Pier 36 in Manhattan on Jan. 30, 2013, in New York City. / Mario Tama / Getty Images ...

Eleven-Year-Old Kid Writes Runescape Malware
PC Magazine
When you were eleven years old, you probably – like this writer – concerned yourself with some of life's more mundane joys. Bike rides with your friends. Perhaps a spin on the ol' Nintendo (or Super Nintendo). Homework. Stuff like that. Oh, how times have ...

PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale
PadGadget Daily App Deal – 12 iPad Apps on Sale For today's Daily Deal we've found 12 great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have 7 productivity / entertainment apps and 5 game apps in today's bundle. We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find ...

Hiding from the Google-monster: High Court decision threatens small business
Broker News Australia
In a surprise turn-around, the High Court of Australia has unanimously allowed Google's appeal from a previous decision, claiming that Google is not responsible for the content of third party sponsored links (aka: 'Adwords') displayed on search result pages ...

Render unto server...
Winnipeg Free Press
NEW YORK -- When Applebee's tried to impose an automatic 18 per cent tip recently on the bill of Atlanta pastor Alois Bell, she crossed it out, reduced the tip to zero, and added the note, "I give God 10 per cent, why do you get 18?" A waitress posted the ...

Winnipeg Free Press

Solar superstorm overdue
Scientists are saying the earth is overdue for a solar superstorm that could knock out electronics, power grids and communication satellites. A solar superstorm is overdue for the earth. Solar superstorms are estimated to occur once every 100-200 years, with ...

What 7 Million Jailbreaks Are Saying. Is Apple Listening?
What is going on here? The normally docile Apple masses are growing restless. The much anticipated iOS 6 jailbreak, evasi0n, has now been installed more than 7 million times in the six days since its release. (Forbes' Andy Greenberg pegged it at ”nearly 7...


Porsche Shows Off Cayman with Cutaway Drawings
German automaker Porsche has released a series of cutaway images that highlight the advanced technology that defines their new sportscar. Designed to provide a larger cabin, the new Cayman received slightly bigger proportions, hence Porsche's focus on ...

Yandex passes Bing in search engine rankings
Bing is no longer the fourth biggest search engine on the Internet. Yandex, based in Moscow, has now become the fourth biggest search engine. According to PC Magazine, Yandex users generated over 9 billion search queries for the months of November ...


How Facebook Briefly Hijacked The Internet, Taking Millions Hostage
Mobile & Apps
Facebook had a temporary bug with its embedded widgets, pulling millions from various Web sites to Facebook itself only to display an error message. The glitch has now been fixed, but for a while it left some of the world's largest sites inaccessible, including...

Mobile & Apps

Dad pays daughter to stay off Facebook
(LATIMES) — Every person has their price, and for a 14-year-old Boston girl, her price to quit Facebook is $200. Paul Baier and his daughter entered into a contract he posted on his blog this week that will earn the daughter $200 if she can stay off of the ...

128GB iPad Reviews Roundup: Fans vs. Critics on the Pros, Cons, and Price to ...
Latinos Post
Apple has quietly launched a 128GB iPad 4, likely to compete against Microsoft's Surface with Windows 8 Pro. The upcoming Microsoft tablet comes in two GB variants, 64GB and 128GB, and now Apple has beaten Microsoft to the punch and released their...

Latinos Post

Apple iPad 5 vs iPad Mini: New renderings suggest “similar design”
Feb 09, 2013, SATURDAY. Article by: Carlo Raphael Diokno – New iPad 5 renderings based on rumors posted on web reveals the next iPad's similarities with the smaller iPad mini. As reported by Macrumors, it commissioned CiccareseDesign to create ...


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