07 February 2013

CDW to offer enterprise Chromebook support

CDW to offer enterprise Chromebook support
ZDNet
Summary: Say hello to Chromebook in the corporate office as multi-billion dollar technology services company CDW offers Chromebooks and Chromebook support and management to its corporate customers. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. By Steven J.

ZDNet

Mary Leakey's 100th Birthday
National Geographic
Leakey and her crew sift through an old river bed in Olduvai Gorge, Tanganyika, looking for bits of skull. Photo credit NGS. When Mary Douglas Nicol was born 100 years ago today, the idea of human physical evolution was only a few decades old, and very ...

Fox News
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has pounded into a Red Planet rock with its drill for the first time, bringing the 1-ton robot a big step closer to initiating its first full-bore drilling operations. The Curiosity rover hammered the rock using the arm-mounted drill's ...
Get a year of Bitcasa unlimited cloud storage for $69
CNET
Don't need unlimited space? How about 10GB for free? Either way, this cloud service tackles Dropbox with an interesting twist. Rick Broida. by Rick Broida. February 6, 2013 6:14 AM PST Follow @cheapskateblog. (Credit: Bitcasa). Running out of space on ...
Instagram's New Web Feed Will Poison Mobile Intimacy
Mashable
Instagram.com transformed monumentally on Tuesday. The company introduced its first web feed, meaning users can now scroll through filtered photographs to their hearts' content — all from their PCs. Such frictionless browsing was previously only available ...
Facebook will start disclosing when ads are based on browsing behavior
Ars Technica
An icon will identify targeted ads, but users have to act to make it appear. by Casey Johnston - Feb 5, 2013 5:56 pm UTC. Social Media · Startups · 9. Facebook will soon start using an icon to identify which ads displayed on its site are targeted based on the ...
NASA deep space probe sends back video of 'Comet of the Century'
Register
NASA's Deep Impact probe has sent back images of comet Ison as it heads inexorably towards a close fly-past of the Sun later this year. The spacecraft snapped the comet from a whopping 793 million kilometres with its Medium-Resolution Imager over a ...
Astronomers unravel solar system's strange energy 'ribbon'
Register
Astroboffins reckon they may have solved the mystery of the vast ribbon at the edge of our Solar System after three years of puzzling over it. Retention region shown around our heliosphere. The mysterious band of energy and particles, first discovered by ...

Disney and Google Build an Amazing Interactive Circus to Hype Oz
Wired
Google and Disney have teamed to build an interactive circus to promote the upcoming film Oz the Great and Powerful. And yes, a tornado is involved. Image: Google. Disney and Google have built something that's beautiful and fun and points the way toward ...

Wired

Amazon Launches Its Own Currency to Make It Easier to Spend on the Kindle
Wired
Following in the footsteps of Microsoft and Nintendo, Amazon has announced its own virtual currency for game, app, and in-app purchases, called Amazon Coins, on the Kindle Fire HD. The e-commerce giant is billing it as a way for developers to make more ...

The largest prime number yet discovered – all 17 million digits of it
The Guardian
The number 257,885,161 – 1 has picked up the baton as the largest known prime number, a result that is tremendously exciting for mathematicians, if rather irrelevant to the rest of mathematics. Primes are numbers that can only be divided by themselves and ...

The Guardian

Anonymous Claims Wall Street Data Dump
InformationWeek
Hacktivist group publishes 4,000 passwords as part of Operation Last Resort campaign seeking revenge for the treatment of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. · Mathew J. Schwartz | February 06, 2013 08:36 AM ...

Working less could help solve climate crisis
TG Daily
Want to help save the planet? Turn that PC off, sit back and put your feet up, says Washington thinktank the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR). Cutting back on work hours and playing more instead could help slow global warming significantly.

TG Daily

About.me is leaving AOL and getting back to its startup roots
Digital Trends
About.me announced that it was leaving AOL with the support of investors and the management team in a buyback that would take the personal identity platform private and back to its startup roots. About.me was a quick buy for AOL, which purchased ...

Digital Trends

Xbox 360 Gets Exclusive Console Access to Redbox Instant
Wired
Redbox Instant by Verizon will launch the beta of its streaming service on the Xbox 360, as the company that put tall red kiosks of DVDs in your neighborhood supermarket joins the streaming-video battle currently being waged by Amazon and Netflix. Redbox ...

Vine implements 17+ age rating and reporting system
SlashGear
When Twitter released its Vine app a couple of weeks ago, needless to say we were intrigued by the concept. However, the app quickly became plagued with a porn problem that got a majority of people all up in a tizz. However, Twitter has released an update ...

SlashGear

Apple about to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil, reports claim
Digital Trends
igb electronica iphone Apple could be about to lose any rights to use the iPhone trademark in Brazil, a country with huge market potential for the Cupertino company. A Reuters source says that next week the Brazilian Institute of Intellectual Property will grant ...
How Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Mirror of Fate ended up on the Nintendo ...
San Jose Mercury News (blog)
MercurySteam is full of surprises. Believe it or not, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was the most successful entry in the series of all time. The developer's first stab at Konami's beloved franchise sold better than any other iteration in its history. I always assumed ...

Mophie's Helium case doubles the battery capacity of the iPhone 5
Digital Trends
Announced on the official Mophie site earlier today, the mobile accessories company has developed a new case for the iPhone 5 that significantly increases battery life while still sporting a thin form factor. Adding an additional 1500 mAh battery capacity to the...

Digital Trends

Have You Heard the One about the Lusty Moth that Drives Little Robots?
Forbes
It sounds like the start of an off-color joke robotics engineers tell each other in the break room, but it's actually the outcome of a successful experiment to find out if an insect could “drive” a robot to reach a source of sex pheromones. The male silkmoth was ...
BlackBerry Q10 phone may not reach US until May or June
CNET
The company's second BlackBerry 10 smartphone should hit some markets in April but U.S. consumers won't be able to get one that soon. Lance Whitney. by Lance Whitney. February 6, 2013 5:31 AM PST Follow @lancewhit. BlackBerry's Q10 ...
What could Microsoft gain from its $2 billion investment in Dell?
The Seattle Times
When Dell announced Tuesday that it's going private with a $24.4 billion buyout deal, one of the highest-profile names confirmed to be taking part in it was Microsoft, which is lending $2 billion to the buyers. What's in it for Microsoft? The company isn't saying ...
Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro
PC Magazine
Compact. Improved UI: Things don't look "too small" in desktop mode. Comes with pressure-sensitive stylus. Works with Surface covers. Truly Windows compatible. Ultrabook components. Full 1080p HD screen. 10-finger touch screen. Cons Keyboard cover is ...

Only 10 percent of devices will use 4G by 2017
Inquirer
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE VENDOR Cisco has said that only 10 percent of wireless connections will be 4G in 2017 but they will account for 45 percent of traffic volume. Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index claims that mobile internet use will balloon by ...

Inquirer

Hybrid-Car Competition Heats Up: Does the Toyota Prius Finally Have a Worthy ...
TIME
In January, Ford sold five times as many hybrid vehicles as it did the year before. New hybrids from Volkswagen, Honda and pretty much every other automaker also mean that Toyota, which has dominated the market for years with its hybrid Prius, better be...

TIME

Small turbocharged engines don't deliver on fuel economy promises says report
SlashGear
Automotive manufacturers all around the world are working hard to make their vehicles more fuel-efficient. The US federal government has mandated new fuel economy standards that will go into effect in coming years that require automotive manufacturers to ...

SlashGear

Neanderthals may have mostly died out before Homo sapiens came to Europe
io9
Neanderthals may have mostly died out before Homo sapiens came to Europe An updated radiocarbon dating technique has thrown our conceptions of when Neanderthals died out into question. A new paper in PNAS is suggesting that Neanderthals ...

iPhone And iPad Rumors: Solar Touchscreen Could Lead To Incredibly Long ...
Latinos Post
You know how Apple was once ridiculed and chastised for its battery issues on mobile devices? The Cupertino-based electronics manufacturer seems to have taken note, as a new Apple patent for a solar touchscreen has been spotted - and this is exciting ...

Latinos Post

New Screens And A Trailer Accompany 'TERA' As It Goes Free-To-Play
MTV.com (blog)
The artist formerly known as “TERA” has been re-branded and re-launched: the action-oriented MMORPG is now “TERA: Rising,” and it's free-to-play. “TERA” first made waves because of its real-time combat, which is more similar to a console-style action...

MTV.com (blog)

Albatross named Wisdom astounds scientists by producing chick at age 62
Washington Post
She is described as awesome. And wonderful. And maybe a little weird. She is the world's oldest known living wild bird at age 62, and she produced a healthy chick that hatched Sunday. It's pretty amazing that Wisdom, named by scientists who stuck a tag on ...
Australian High Court rules in favor of Google in landmark advertising case
BGR
Australia's High Court overturned an earlier decision on Wednesday when it unanimously ruled that Google (GOOG) did not mislead consumers with its sponsored links, Reuters reported. The ruling ends a six-year legal battle between Google and the ...

Asteroid Makes Close Call: 2012 DA14 to Pass Earth Feb. 15
ABC News
It begins to get on your nerves. Every now and then -- a few times a year, depending on what you count -- an asteroid goes whizzing past Earth at fairly close range, reminding us that sometimes outer space isn't quite as, well, spacious as we may like to think.

ABC News

VIDEO: Humpback whale surprises paddlers in waters off Maui
Hawaii News Now
An Arizona couple's canoe ride in waters off of Maui quickly turned into a trip they would never forget late last week, when a humpback whale came out of nowhere and bumped into their canoe. The visitors were paddling a few hundred yards from shore when ...

Evidence moles can smell in stereo
Vanderbilt University News
Most mammals, including humans, see in stereo and hear in stereo. But whether they can also smell in stereo is the subject of a long-standing scientific controversy. Now, a new study shows definitively that the common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) – the same...
 
Vanderbilt University News

FCC Holds Sandy Hearing Redundancy, Power, and Communications Issues ...
Dslreports
The FCC met with representatives from ISPs and carriers, city governments and power utilities to see what, if anything, could have prevented some of the outages seen during superstorm Sandy last fall. As I noted at the time, the response from fixed-line ...
Infopackets
The United States Department of Energy has been attacked by hackers. The unknown assailants reportedly gained access to employee personal information. News agency Reuters recently acquired a letter between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and ...

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Can't Ignore This Trend Forever
Insider Monkey (blog)
The growing phablet trend in certain parts of the world shows no signs of abating any time soon, and that's something that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) can't ignore forever. On the domestic front, the iPhone maker has just recently become the No.

Insider Monkey (blog)

Girl Launches Hello Kitty Doll Into Space
ABC News (blog)
That's what a seventh grade student from California had in mind when she came up with her dream science project: sending a Hello Kitty doll her dad brought back from a business trip in Japan into space. Lauren Rojas, a 12-year-old from Antioch, Calif., got...

ABC News (blog)

Path/FTC settlement - much more than a slap on the wrist
Lexology (registration)
On February 1, 2012, “smart journal” application provider, Path, Inc. (“Path”) agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) charges that it deceived consumers and improperly collected personal information in violation of the FTC Act and the Children's ...

Facebook mobile app 'to track user even when phone not being used'
Telegraph.co.uk
The location app is designed to allow Facebook users to find friends in the area and will run even if the program isn't open on a user's handset. Facebook already has a mobile “Find Friends” app, which allows users to let others know where they are by ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Baumgartner's Supersonic Freefall Grabs Eyeballs
TopNews Arab Emirates
Felix-Baumgartner A recent news piece talked about how Felix Baumgartner's jump from the edge of the space. It was done at a top speed of 843.6 mph, which was some 10mph more than what was presumed. After the Austrian's jump was examined, the ...

TopNews Arab Emirates

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