17 February 2013

Google Planning to Open Retail Stores?

Rumor: Google Planning to Open Retail Stores?
PC Magazine
Google opening up a retail store or two? That's this weekend's big rumor, with a few unknown sources letting slip that the search giant might be looking to open up stand-alone shops around the U.S. in a bid to get more Google products — tablets, phones, and ...

Meteor 'Something We Only Saw in Movies'
ABC News
A day after a massive meteor exploded over this city in central Russia, a monumental cleanup effort is under way. Authorities have deployed around 24,000 troops and emergencies responders to help in the effort. Officials say more than a million square feet ...

ABC News

Strange supernova remnant harbors Milky Way's youngest black hole
Ars Technica
Composite X-ray/optical/radio image of the supernova remnant W49B. The structure and composition of this remnant hints that it was a gamma ray burst - one of the most violent explosions known - and likely harbors a black hole at its center.

PlayStation 4 to stream games in real time over Net, says report
Expected to be unveiled on Wednesday, Sony's PS4 will let users play games piped over the Internet, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Edward Moyer. by Edward Moyer. February 16, 2013 1:18 PM PST Follow @edatnews. At the end of ...

TechBit: Mailbox is good, but is it good enough to wait in line for?
Washington Post
(App store) - The Mailbox e-mail app for iPhone. How good would an app have to be for you to wait in line for it? The makers of Mailbox, ...

Quick Takes: Meteor hits TV too
Los Angeles Times
It's not every day that a nearly 11-ton meteor explodes in spectacular fashion over the Earth less than 24 hours before a 130-ton asteroid passes closer than communications satellites. The men and women of the Science Channel live for days like this, so it's ...

Severe Weather More Likely Thanks to Climate Change
National Geographic
Scientists caution that climate change has increased the chances for high impact events like the Texas drought. A man shovels snow in Portland, Maine. Climate change has increased the likelihood of severe weather events such as storms, heat waves, and...

National Geographic

@TeslaRoadTrip Live Blog: Follow Model S owners on their Maryland-to ...
San Jose Mercury News
The East Coast road trip in Tesla's Model S sedan by veteran New York Times reporter John Broder has created a bit of a frenzy. Tesla's devout fans have suggested that "broder" become a verb, as in "to purposely or with willful ignorance run down the battery ...

A couple of job listings posted February 15th on Microsoft's site confirm that there will be a Windows Blue upgrade heading for both PCs and Windows Phone devices. There are jobs posted for both a Software Development Engineer in Test, as well as a ...

Microsoft offers Surface Complete warranty for only $99
If you're considering purchasing a Microsoft Surface RT, or a Microsoft Surface Pro, you should also consider purchasing the 'Microsoft Complete for Surface' warranty to make sure your device is completely safe for at least another 2 years. Unlike the limited ...


Many flock to the Great Backyard Bird Count event in Littleton
Denver Post
Every level of bird watcher, from amateur to master, attended the Great Backyard Bird Count event at Chatfield State Park on Saturday. Littleton's Audubon Nature Center had a great turn out of 110 adults and 59 children. The Audubon Society of Greater ...

German Court OKs Facebook's Keep-It-Real Policy
E-Commerce Times
Facebook wants your profile to match the real you -- no fake names permitted. That's its official policy, and an effort by a privacy watchdog agency in Germany to compel it to allow pseudonyms has run into legal obstacles. Facebook no doubt wants to guard ...

Facebook Attackers Exploited Java Zero-Day Bug
PC Magazine
Java's reputation took a beating again, after Facebook revealed that attackers had infiltrated its internal systems after exploiting a zero-day vulnerability. As PCMag.com reported late yesterday afternoon, Facebook said its systems had been "targeted in a ...

Washington Examiner
The Facebook craze that gave us Farmville and notes from "friends" about their breakfast and just about everything else may finally be ending. A new Pew Research Center poll finds that a huge group of users, 61 percent, are taking breaks from Facebook up ...

Washington Examiner

Mercedes-Benz AMG inspires world's most powerful powerboat
Torque News
The AMG has inspired the world's most powerful electric drive powerboat, built as a prototype by Cigarette Racing in Miami and debuting at the Miami International Boat Show this weekend. n/a. Cigarette AMG Electric Drive concept. Mercedes-AMG and ...

Torque News

Young dolphin trapped in fishing line rescued in California
Science Recorder
Lifeguards and SeaWorld employees rescued a baby dolphin trapped in fishing line off San Diego Friday, according to The Associated Press. It took rescuers approximately an hour to free the dolphin from the fishing line. The AP reports that rescuers found ...

Science Recorder

Dreamfall Chapters Hits Kickstarter Goal, Gameplay Video Released
Cinema Blend
Development on Dreamfall Chapters, the follow-up to The Longest Journey and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, will proceed as planned. This morning the PC adventure game hit its Kickstarter goal of $850,000. Dream Chapters continues the storyline of the ...

Cinema Blend

Staples to Carry Apple
Iowa City Owl
There is big news on the horizon for the lovers of Apple, Inc. products. According to a police report on the Slash Gear website, Apple and Staples are now working together in the United States, following suit after Canada. What does this mean for customers?

Wii U Sells Ridiculously Poorly in January, Only Manages to Move Around ...
There used to be a time where you could easily find hard data on exactly how many units video game consoles manufacturers managed to get out the door, but the NPD Group has all that locked up tight these days. That said, they do release some numbers ...

Scosche Chargers Let You Leave Your iPhone Lightning Cable at Home
Technabob (blog)
If you're like me and tend to leave things in the car as you're going about your day's busy agenda, you probably hate carrying your only charging cable for your iPhone with you on the road. It's nice to be able to keep the smartphone charged, but inevitably I ...

Technabob (blog)

Samsung's Galaxy Watch and Apple's iWatch will be the game changers
Capital Technologies
It seems that the year 2013 will not only be the year of the smartphones but also the 'Year of the Smart Watches.' This year we might not just get to see high performance smartphones but unique smart watches as well. Watches which will be the side kicks to ...

Capital Technologies

EA, Zynga settle copyright infringement, employee lawsuits
Games.com News (blog)
Last August, Electronic Arts filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Zynga over the many similarities between Zynga's The Ville and EA's The Sims Social on Facebook. Shortly thereafter, Zynga counter-sued, stating that EA had worked to stop ...

Sega's new laptops all look like old consoles
Sega's new laptops all look like old consoles Sega has unveiled their new "Sega Note" notebooks, a series of laptops designed to look like the company's retro consoles. There are four covers, a standard blue Sega, followed by Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast ...


CEO Mark Zuckerberg now owns more of his company
CEO Mark Zuckerberg now owns more of his company According to a new SEC filing, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg now owns 29.3 percent of Facebook's Class A shares, more than he owned when the company went public last year.


Cuba, too, reports powerful meterorite explosion
Long Beach Press-Telegram
HAVANA - Cuba apparently experienced a phenomenon similar to the meteorite that detonated over Russia this week, island media reported, with startled residents describing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows and walls.

Facebook users can now pay to promote friends' posts
Facebook on Friday said it is letting users pay to ensure that messages posted by friends at the leading social network get more attention. The feature is being rolled out globally and comes less than four months after Facebook began letting members pay to ...


Laser system could vaporize dangerous asteroids
Los Angeles Times
Earth dodged a gigantic space bullet Friday when the 143,000-ton asteroid known as 2012 DA14 came within 17,200 miles of the Indian Ocean. Scientists and engineers are looking for ways to head off such close calls by targeting potentially dangerous ...

EDAR Gene Mutation From East Asia Gives Some Of Us Thicker Hair And More ...
Latinos Post
While many among our seven billion choose to bicker and argue about tiny differences between one fellow human being and another, the fact remains that we are the same species, and are, in fact, more like each other than anything else on this planet.

Latinos Post

How Graph Search Works For Young People, Facebook Answers Questions ...
Social News Daily
Facebook recently launched a limited preview for Graph Search, a privacy aware enhancement that allows users to find any of their own or friends information on Facebook. Using Graph Search users can look up just about any type of information their hearts ...

Third Launch of SpaceX Dragon to Reach ISS
TopNews Arab Emirates
SpaceX-Dragon SpaceX is preparing for another hit to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon capsule will be launched on March 1. The venue of the event is Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida. The dragon ...

TopNews Arab Emirates

iPad Office No Show a $2.5B Missed Opportunity for Microsoft: Analyst
Microsoft is losing out on $2.5B in revenue it could be reaping by releasing a version of its Office application suite for the iPad tablet, according to a Morgan Stanley analyst. How much is Microsoft passing up by not releasing a version of Office for Apple iOS?


Apple and Samsung identify all infringing devices in Galaxy Nexus patent case
Apple Insider
In a pair of filings with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday, Apple and Samsung detailed the scope of their respective assertions for an upcoming patent suit scheduled to start proceedings in 2014. The two documents identify in ...

Apple Insider

HTC One to Come on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile : Last ditch effort to get a ...
So the carpet has been rolled out for the biggest event which is to take place on February 19th in New York City. HTC will be launching its most prestigious product, the HTC One in the US. The device is also known as HTC M7. The HTC One will be released ...


Analyst sees new iPad design in April 2013
TG Daily
Rumors and reports continue to circulate in the technology world, with many of them inevitably focusing on Apple. A number of related rumors, reports and speculation actually turned out to be true in recent months, with Cupertino ultimately launching an iPad ...

TG Daily

Watch Dogs not on PC just like GTA 5?
Society and Religion
Is Ubisoft's upcoming AAA title Watch Dogs not heading to PC platform after leaked marketing materials only suggest it will be “available on all home consoles”? Watch Dogs is a brand new game. Not a reboot or a sequel to any particular game, but a highly ...

Society and Religion

Apple Loop: Cook, Cash And the 'Silly' Lawsuit, The iOS 6 Update Saga, iPhone ...
Keeping you in the loop on just a few of the many things happening around Apple in the past week. Cook on cash. Apple watchers had to get up early Feb. 12 to hear Apple CEO Tim Cook's question-and-answer session at Goldman Sachs technology ...

Office 2013 License Prohibits Changing Computers
If you plan on picking up a copy of Microsoft's Office 2013, you had better be sure you're installing it on a computer plan to be using for a very long time. Computers have a tendency to break down, and it is uncommon for someone to just buy a new machine ...

LinkedIn launches updated Jobs service
LinkedIn has launched an updated Jobs service with the vision of making it easier for job seekers to look for new opportunities, the company announced earlier this week. LinkedIn said that the new update will not only make the service easier to use, but also ...

Anti-Anxiety Drug Traces in Water Affect Fish Behavior
TopNews United States
A new study has discovered that the traces of an anti-anxiety drug that is discarded by humans and ends up in rivers or streams affect fish behaviors as well as breeding. The research was taken out by researchers at Umea University, which has discovered ...

TopNews United States

Opera Seals Deal With Skyfire for $155 Million
The Droid Guy
Internet browsers are a key medium to access information in the modern era. The emergence of internet is such that, we cannot imagine our lives today without these browsers. Browsers like Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera among ...

The Droid Guy

Will NVIDIA Continue to Underperform?
Motley Fool
It's been a while since Wall Street has shown any love toward NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA ) . Shares of NVIDIA have underperformed the Nasdaq Composite Index by a staggering 88% over the last five years. It's going to take more than just a good quarter to ...
From Facebook to writing: Randi Zuckerberg writes about 'crazy experiences'
Mark Zuckerberg should be proud of his sister; she's accomplished quite a bit in her life. The San Francisco Gate reported on Feb. 15 that she ...


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