20 February 2013

China conducting cyber war against the United States?

Report ties 100-plus cyberattacks on US computers to Chinese military
Washington Post
BEIJING — A U.S. security firm has tied more than a hundred cyberattacks on U.S. corporations to China's military, according to a report released Tuesday. The 60-page study by investigators at the Alexandria-based Mandiant security firm presents one of the ...

Washington Post

Orange Stylistic S01 is a Fujitsu phone for seniors
CNET
Fujitsu and European network Orange unveil the Stylistic S01, an Android smartphone designed for older users. Rich Trenholm. by Rich Trenholm. February 18, 2013 8:00 PM PST Follow @rich_trenholm. Orange Stylistic S01 (Credit: Orange). Using a ...

Marvell's New Quad-Core: Cheap as Chips
PC Magazine
The race is on to bring quad-core to the mobile masses. Today Marvell threw its hat into the ring with the PXA1088, a quad-core mobile-phone chipset that's aimed at phones in the "$100 range" before subsidies, according to Marvell co-founder Weili Dai.

Microsoft's Outlook takes aim at Google's Gmail
Fox News
SAN FRANCISCO – Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.. The barrage begins Tuesday when Microsoft's twist on email, Outlook.com, escalates an ...

The Office for iPad Myth Lives On
InformationWeek
It's been seen more often than Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster of late. For about a year there have been reports that the release of Office for iPad was "imminent." And yet here we are, with no app, just rumors. The latest spate of stories derive from ...

MIT boffin teases space-station probe's DARK MATTER DISCOVERY
Register
A top astroboffin has hinted that an upcoming paper will reveal a major breakthrough in dark matter research. Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer installed on the S3 truss on ISS. The AMS installed on the S3 truss of the ISS. MIT scientist and Nobel Laureate in ...

Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door
Register
An intruder stole Apple kit worth over $60,000 from the Apple Store in Boulder, Colorado, but caused more financial damage by breaking the door, reports ABC News Denver. The custom-made glass door of the Apple Store on 29th Street in Boulder cost ...

A view from the stars: Chris Hadfield's photograph of Dublin taken from the ...
BBC News
His message echoed dark and distant from space, the final frontier. You could say it was out of this world. It was certainly an Irish first. Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has become the first person to tweet in Irish from millions of miles above the earth's ...

BBC News

All web pages 'are 19 clicks away'
Telegraph.co.uk
Big, well-connected websites such as Facebook, Google and Reddit mean even the most obscure of cyberspace's estimated 14 billion pages and one trillion documents, according to a paper published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.

Telegraph.co.uk

Why Amazon Hired a Car Mechanic to Run Its Cloud Empire
Wired
Footnotes: A satirical yet informative exploration of the most ravishing ideas from Wired....

Wired

Renault-Nissan Alliance opens new Silicon Valley research center
SlashGear
Automakers Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new ...

SlashGear

Europe turns up heat on Google over privacy
CNN
European Union authorities are preparing to take action against Google by the summer unless the company moves to allay concerns about privacy of user data. French data protection watchdog CNIL, which led an inquiry last year into a new Google privacy ...

How Nicolaus Copernicus rewrote the rules of the solar system
Christian Science Monitor
The Google homepage today depicts seven metal planets rotating around a painted sun – an homage to the pioneering Renaissance-era astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories ...

Four beautiful moons, big mysteries, and few answers any time soon
Houston Chronicle (blog)
During the last couple of nights the moon and Jupiter have appeared close to one another in the sky. This conjunction hasn't been quite as spectacular as last month's, but it's still been pretty good as the photos below attest.

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Ex-Apple Exec: An iWatch Is More Likely Than An Apple TV
Business Insider
There are two products Apple is rumored to be working on at the moment Рa smartwatch and a TV. Of the two, former Apple exec Jean Louisse Gass̩e, now a VC, says its more likely the company will make a smartwatch or "iWatch." That's because a TV is a ...

Business Insider

Apollo Moon Rocks Challenge Lunar Water Theory
Space.com
The discovery of "significant amounts" of water in moon rock samples collected by NASA's Apollo astronauts is challenging a longstanding theory about how the moon formed, scientists say. Since the Apollo era, scientists have thought the moon came to be ...

Office 2011 for Mac: same product, now $20 more
Ars Technica
If you've been shopping for a copy of Office for Mac lately, you'll be paying higher prices than you would have just a few months ago. On Monday, Mac users began realizing Microsoft's quiet price hike thanks to an investigation by Computerworld—Office for ...

Higgs data indicates our universe is unstable
TG Daily
Our universe could one day be wiped out by a new one that bubbles up inside it and replaces it, a Fermilab scientist says. Through a phenomenon known as vacuum instability, a quantum fluctuation could create a tiny new universe that would then expand at ...

TG Daily

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Doesn't Rise to the Occasion
MarketWatch
Then I started Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's story mode and almost immediately felt like I was playing the ninth game in a tired franchise. The plot is incomprehensible, implausible and jumps you around the world from Africa to a former Soviet republic to ...

HTC One Final Press Images Leak Ahead Of Today's Launch Event
TechCrunch
HTC is holding a special event in NYC today at 10 AM, and it's all but guaranteed that the company will be showing off its latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One. But we managed to get in one last spoiler, thanks to the release of this final press shot found by ...

TechCrunch

Far Cry 3 Gets Tougher in Upcoming Patches
Escapist Magazine
If you're still playing Far Cry 3, you've probably reclaimed most of the Rook Islands by now, converting hostile outposts into safe havens and turning the whole place into a getaway resort with a few straggling pirates. Ubisoft are looking to improve the ...

First Came the Russian Meteor, Now the Meteorite Deals
Businessweek
A meteorite for sale on Avito.ruPsssst! Want to buy a piece of that meteor that exploded over Russia the other day? Hundreds of vendors will be happy to hear from you. Some of them might even be selling real meteorites. Avito.ru, the Russian equivalent of ...

What if Google Could Think Like You Do?
ReadWriteWeb
ReadWrite. Like on Facebook. Share on: What if Google Could Think Like You Do? The next "space race" might be the race to develop a synthetic model of the human brain - one that Google and Microsoft will participate in, if a report is... ReadWriteenterprise ...

ReadWriteWeb

T-Mobile moves area toward 4G LTE
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
An upgrade to the T-Mobile infrastructure in the Columbus market should lead to improved coverage and speeds when the installation of 4G LTE technology is completed later this year, a store manager said Monday. AT&T and Sprint also appear to be making ...

Tizen 2.0 SDK and source code released
CNET
Basically, Tizen is a Linux-based open-source software platform that is designed for smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and in-car systems. Led by Intel and Samsung in a "technical steering group", Tizen emerged from the dusty ashes of Nokia's MeeGo.

CNET


Vanquish Is Free on PSN for PS Plus Members
Exophase
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is out this week, and the game's launch is being commemorated in quite the generous fashion by Sony, Sega, and Platinum Games. As noted on the PlayStation Blog, Vanquish is the latest addition to the Instant Game ...

Exophase

Microsoft Job Listing Confirms Windows Blue And OS Improvements
Mobile Magazine
Microsoft has been on the hot seat ever since Windows Vista slipped out of Redmond. Windows 7 and 8 made up for the losses with slightly different user interfaces and less bugs. Despite the improvements, Microsoft reportedly has much more up their sleeve...

Mobile Magazine

Who is Social Networking?
Millionaire Corner
In December 2002, nearly half of Americans surveyed said they did not go online. What a difference a decade makes. Article | Mon, 02/18/2013 - 11:54 | By Donald Liebenson. In December 2002, nearly half of those participating in a survey about Internet and ...

Morning Jolt: Burger King apologizes for being hacked
Bolton Common
Burger King's Twitter feed was hacked on Monday, and the hacker pretended the account was McDonald's, saying Burger King had been bought out, and posted several obscene messages. Burger King contacted Twitter and had the account suspended ...

Facebook Wins German Court Fight On Fake Names Ban
WFMY News 2
Berlin, Germany - A German privacy watchdog lost a court battle Thursday to Facebook after challenging the site's policy requiring users to register with their real names. Schleswig-Holstein state's data protection body said that they plan to appeal the court's ...

WFMY News 2

Thousands of dolphins spotted off San Diego [Video]
Los Angeles Times
Thousands of dolphins were spotted off the coast of San Diego by passengers aboard a tour boat, which then followed the "super mega-pod" for more than an hour. Capt. Joe Dutra of Hornblower Cruises told NBC 7 in San Diego that the pod was more than ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 to be costlier than iPad mini: Report
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Samsung's upcoming tablet with an 8-inch display will be more expensive than its rival iPad mini. Bulgarian online retailer Tablet.bg, the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will start at 699 lev, whereas iPad mini's base variant starts at 679 lev in ...

Times of India

Guerlain Chicherit lands successful car backflip in Tignes, France
Vallejo Times-Herald
Guerlain Chicherit is the ultimate daredevil.A French rally car driver, Chicherit landed reportedly the first successful car backflip. Chicherit was driving a MINI Countryman JCW in Tignes, France. According to The Daily Mirror, Chicherit was driving 37 miles per ...

The First Shift: Next Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 could break the 700 hp barrier
National Post
Next 'Vette ZR1 could have 700 hp, all-new Volvos starting in 2014 and Ford considers a car-based Ranger truck. New Zo6 and ZR1 'Vette variants in the works Now that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has been launched (above), General Motors' ...

National Post

LG Unveils 5.5-Inch Optimus G Pro Smartphone
PC Magazine
LG today formally unveiled the Optimus G Pro, a 5.5-inch smartphone that will make its debut at next week's Mobile World Congress. The device is a followup to last year's LG Optimus G, which boasted a 4.7-inch display. With the 4G LTE Optimus G, however, ...

China surpasses US as biggest market for Apple, Android devices
Apple Insider
The world's most populous nation is now the biggest market for devices such as Apple's iPhone and those running Google's Android operating system, as a new report has China surpassing the U.S. for the total number of smart devices in operation. Flurry 1 ...

Apple Insider

Possible meteor reported off the coast of Florida
Los Angeles Times
The sky is falling! Florida residents reported seeing a flickering light falling off the state's eastern coast Sunday night, raising curiosity over whether Earth has played host to yet another meteor. Crowdsourced reports on the American Meteor Society's website ...

Yet Another iOS 6.1 Lockscreen Flaw Lets Anyone Access Everything on Your ...
Gizmodo UK
If you thought getting access to your phone's dialler, contacts, and even photos was bad enough from a supposedly secure, locked iPhone, how about access to everything on the device? Yeah, things just got even worse for Apple's steaming pile of iOS 6.1.

Opera cuts staff in WebKit-related restructuring
CNET
The Norwegian browser maker cut 91 jobs, some through a voluntary severance program, as part of its embrace of the open-source WebKit browser engine also used in Apple Safari and Google Chrome. Stephen Shankland. by Stephen Shankland. February ...

Weather Channel redesigns Android app
Rapid tv news
The Weather Channel has gone live with a redesign of The Weather Channel App for Android, aimed at personalisation and more video-centric information. The Weather Channel App, available via Google Play on mobile and tablet devices, is the first major ...

Bill Gates: Microsoft's mobile strategy was "clearly a mistake"
Computerworld (blog)
Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates has admitted the obvious: Microsoft's beginning strategy for mobile phones was a failure. When asked why it failed, he had this to say: "That's too complicated." Gates said that during an interview with Charlie Rose for ...

LG Display investing £420m in next-gen OLED panel production
ITProPortal
LG Display has announced that it plans to invest 706 billion Korean won (£420 million) to establish a next-generation display panel production line. The manufacturing line will be in the company's P9 factory in Paju, South Korea, where it plans to make ...

ITProPortal

Android Jellybean 4.1.2 starts rolling out to original Galaxy Note
Firstpost
Samsung has started rolling out the latest version of the Android operating system to users of the original Galaxy Note. The news was confirmed by Samsung via its official blog, which said, “The Galaxy Note is Samsung's first Phablet device and has a very ...

Sony Moves a Step Closer to Game Vision
MarketWatch
More than a decade ago, the Sony Corp. executive credited as the “Father of the PlayStation” predicted that one day videogames wouldn't require a console, because the hardware would eventually “melt” into a network that linked players together. All they ...

Will the Wii-U sink Nintendo?
Lazygamer
I'm a fan of the Wii-U, I desperately want one but right now my finances can't stretch to get one, but it looks like I may be in the minority on this one and some people even believe the Wii-U could spell the end for Nintendo. Michael Pachter is famous in the ...

Lazygamer

iPad Mini Retina May Cost More Than Initially Predicted
Auto-o-Mobile
The Apple iPad Mini with retina display could come with high assembly costs for the display, at lease according to a report from Asia. Many people have wished that for a retina display version of the Apple iPad Mini. However the retina display could add on a ...


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