27 February 2013

Iceland's internet 'porn shield' will confront hardcore violence

Iceland's internet 'porn shield' will confront hardcore violence
The Guardian
The Icelandic minister of the interior's recent initiative to address the online circulation of hardcore pornography has received considerable attention from the international media. Many commentators have offered their views on the subject, some to commend...

The Guardian

For sale: Nobel medal for discovery of DNA structure
Fox News
Sixty years after the discovery of DNA's spiraling, ladder-like structure first hinted at the mechanism by which life copies itself, one of the Nobel Prize medals honoring this achievement is up for sale. Three men who played crucial roles in deciphering DNA's ...

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
CNET
The company's latest Sony Alpha NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) comes as an update to the NEX-F3. Key improvements include a newly added zoom lever, a 3-inch, 180-degree tilting LCD, and a pop-up flash in a small form factor that ...

CNET

Why more businesses are going Google Apps
ZDNet
Summary: A customer survey by BetterCloud, a developer of Google Apps administration tools, offers insight into what's inspiring adoption. Heather Clancy. By Heather Clancy for Small Business Matters | February 26, 2013 -- 13:00 GMT (05:00 PST) ...

ZDNet

Revolution Analytics lines up Hortonworks, Intel Hadoop pacts
ZDNet
Summary: Revolution Analytics competes with legacy analytics players such as SAS. By forging a host of Hadoop partnerships, Revolution Analytics is aiming to be a front-end platform for the big data wave. Larry Dignan. By Larry Dignan for Between the ...

ICANN allows hundreds of new Internet domain suffixes
CNET
In the biggest expansion of Web address suffixes since ".com," ICANN approves foreign language, brand name, regional, and generic monikers. Dara Kerr. by Dara Kerr. February 25, 2013 Goodbye ".com," and hello ".cadillac ...

Trekkies detect Spock's Vulcan homeworld ORBITING PLUTO
Register
Trekkies have seized a poll in which the public voted on names for two of Pluto's moons - ensuring a winning moniker is Vulcan. With William Shatner on the case, it was perhaps a foregone conclusion that Vulcan would be the clear winner in the contest, with ...

Connecting the Neural Dots
New York Times
In setting the nation on a course to map the active human brain, President Obama may have picked a challenge even more daunting than ending the war in Afghanistan or finding common ground with his Republican opponents.

New York Times

Global warming and airflow changes 'caused US and EU heatwaves'
The Guardian
Global warming may have caused extreme events such as a 2011 drought in the United States and a 2003 heatwave in Europe by slowing vast, wave-like weather flows in the northern hemisphere, scientists said on Tuesday. The study of meandering air ...

From Sloppy Slouchers to Discreet Leaners: What's Your Desk Posture?
Businessweek (blog)
Grandma would be appalled. It seems no one sits up straight anymore. A study by furniture maker Steelcase (SCS) has just identified nine common ways that modern workers are sitting, mainly to use all those gadgets on their desks. The report, based on a ...

Businessweek (blog)

NASA: Mars Curiosity rover now analyzing drilled rock
SlashGear
On February 7, we reported that NASA's Curiosity rover had successfully drilled into the Martian soil for the first time ever, making a small hole and acquiring a sample of the rock. The sample was to then be transferred to the robot's on-board laboratory, where ...

SlashGear

We can all be Peter Parker: New suit gives wearer 'SpiderSense'
Digital Trends
As all comic fans know, what makes Spider-Man successful at this superhero schtick is because he's known for more than the whole sticking-to-walls thing he's named after. No, it's all the other powers and abilities that he gained at the same time (or invented;...

Digital Trends

Super Meat Boy creators follow-up allows you to live out your crazy cat lady ...
Digital Trends
Consider the strange case of the platformer: At the beginning of the '00s, the once ubiquitous genre birthed by Pitfall! and Super Mario Bros., where you run to the right and jump over and onto various beasties and platforms, was all but dead. By 2006 ...

Digital Trends

Boost Mobile announces HTC One SV and Boost Force
SlashGear
Boost Mobile has announced that it will soon have new 4G LTE smartphones for users to choose from. On March 7, the company will launch the HTC One SV smartphone and the Boost Force smartphone from HTC. We previously reviewed the HTC One SV...

SlashGear

Mozilla CEO: Android, iOS leave lots of room ...
CNET
Mozilla's browser-based OS can win a place among the next 2 billion people arriving on the Net, Gary Kovacs argues. And about attracting app developers, he quipped, "There's a Web for that." Stephen Shankland. by Stephen Shankland. February 26, 2013 ...

SpaceX Fires Up Private Rocket Friday Launch to Space Station
Space.com
A private rocket has flexed its muscles in a key pre-launch test, firing up in preparation for lofting the next commercial cargo mission toward the International Space Station this Friday (March 1). SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully executed a "static fire test" ...

CHALLENGE: Can You Spot The Hand In This Photo Of Samsung's Huge New ...
Business Insider
Over at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung announced a new "phablet" – the Galaxy Note 8. It's screen is 8-inches diagonal. That's huge. It's so huge that looking at pictures of people holding the Galaxy Note 8 reminds me of some of my favorite ...

Business Insider

HP says more tablets coming as it puts bad past behind
Computerworld
IDG News Service - Hewlett-Packard made some noise at Mobile World Congress show with its new Slate 7-inch tablet and then the sale of webOS assets, but the company is looking to put past distractions behind and will release more tablets in the future, ...

FIELD POLL: Large majority want more gun control
Press-Enterprise
In this Feb. 7, 2013 file photo, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, second from left, glances at a pair of semi-automatic rifles as he discusses a package of proposed gun control legislation at a news conference in Sacramento. A Text Size ...

Press-Enterprise

Hoosier astronaut shares view of Indianapolis from space station
Indianapolis Star
Indianapolis International Airport is in the upper left of this photo taken by astronaut Kevin Ford on the International Space Station. / Kevin Ford / NASA. Written by. Bill McCleery. Filed Under. Indianapolis News · Indianapolis International Airport. An Indiana ...

Gartner urges CIOs: Focus on managing data, not just devices
TabTimes
Gartner analyst Phil Redman broke down the differences between mobile device management and mobile application management at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain today. Barcelona, Spain -- Speaking at the AirWatch Connect conference ...

TabTimes

EU judges to hear arguments in Google test privacy case
Reuters
By Claire Davenport. BRUSSELS | Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:43am EST. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Google will do battle with Spain's data protection authority in Europe's highest court on Tuesday in a landmark case with global implications which poses one of the ...

General Motors selects AT&T to offer 4G LTE services in vehicles
Automotive Business Review
General Motors (GM) has selected AT&T networks to offer 4G LTE services in its vehicles in the US and Canada. The vehicles to be offered with the services will be the company's cars, trucks and crossovers including the 2015 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and ...

Sounds Like Apple's Rejecting Apps That Use Cookie Tracking
Macgasm
Apple just flipped the bird to third-party advertisers. Reports are surfacing that Apple's review team has started rejecting applications that have cookie tracking technologies included in the application (also called “Safari flip-flop” or “HTML5 first party cookies”).

Tesla May Have Lost $100 Million From NYTimes Story — Musk: “I'd Rather Tell ...
CleanTechnica
Unfortunately, the biggest cleantech surprise of the month was probably a New York Times review of the East Coast Tesla Supercharger Network set up for the convenience of Model S owners. Despite many others (from CNN to Consumer Reports to Model S ...

Tonight's Full Moon Is a Snow Moon: How to See It Online
Space.com
For an extra-special view of tonight's (Feb. 25) full moon, don't just look out your window — tune in to a live webcast of the sight from a telescope in the Canary Islands. From our point of view on Earth, the moon will be directly opposite the sun and fully ...

Warning System Launched for Movie, Music Pirates
All Things Digital
Internet service providers have launched a more coordinated effort to deal with subscribers who illegally download movies, TV shows and music. AT&T Inc., Cablevision Systems Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc, Verizon Communications Inc. and Comcast Corp.

Some Ford vehicles at center of federal investigation for engine issues
WLKY Louisville
The Highway Administration is looking into the Ford Escape, Ford Fusion, Mercury Mariner SUVs and Mercury Milan sedans. The probe involves 2009 through 2011 models of those and they're looking at about 725,000 vehicles. The complaints center around ...

Nokia: From 'burning platform' to a slimmer management model
Financial Times
When Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop booked the Grand Tarabya hotel in Istanbul for the group's annual leadership meeting at the end of January, he planned a spectacular finale. As the meeting of 200 senior executives drew to a close, musicians ...

Dying stars' planets can still host life
TG Daily
Life may well exist on planets orbiting dying stars - and, if it does, there's a good chance we'll find it within the next decade, say astrophysicists. A team from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has found that it's much easier to detect oxygen ...

TG Daily

Review: Tomb Raider delivers gritty, gorgeous adventure
PCWorld
Straying from the series' roots, the latest Tomb Raider is a gritty, disturbing take on the action-adventure genre. It's beautifully crafted, both technically and narratively, but most of all, it's just plain fun. Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft and the crew of the ...

Hands On With the Asus Padfone Infinity and Fonepad
PC Magazine
BARCELONA - The lines between tablet and phone are blurring more than ever. Asus today brought out two new phone/tablet hybrids, the Padfone Infinity and Fonepad. They're very interesting, but I'm not yet sold. These are not phablets: they're a full-sized ...

App.net opens up 'freemium' model
ZDNet
Summary: Charging users to participate in its social network has meant that App.net doesn't serve ads and won't have to sell user details. But it has now opened up a free tier, meaning almost anyone can join. Michael Lee. By Michael Lee | February 26, 2013 ...

BlackBerry Z10 is an efficient communications-focused device
ZDNet
Summary: BlackBerry has always been focused on communications, and you will find that BlackBerry 10 continues that tradition. The Z10 is an efficient smartphone that will appeal to those who need to get things done. Matthew Miller. By Matthew Miller for ...

ZDNet

Facebook grapples with pages exploiting Newtown victims
CNET
Authorities ask the social network to take down intimidating posts and fraudulent tribute pages surrounding the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Dara Kerr. by Dara Kerr. February 25, 2013 10:05 PM PST Follow @darakerr. One of the many ...

Samsung-Visa alliance to boost NFC payments adoption
ZDNet
Summary: The payments technology vendor and handset manufacturer have teamed up to help financial institutions make in-store payments through smartphones commonplace. Spandas Lui. By Spandas Lui | February 26, 2013 -- 00:18 GMT (16:18 PST) ...

Ancient Lost Continent Discovered in Indian Ocean
National Geographic
Evidence of a drowned "microcontinent" has been found in sand grains from the beaches of a small Indian Ocean island, scientists say. A well-known tourist destination, Mauritius (map) is located about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers) off the coast of Africa, east ...

National Geographic

Preventing your own Azure networking flop
ZDNet
Summary: Microsoft had the embarrassment of seeing its Azure flagship cloud storage system crash for 12 hours on Friday because it forgot to renew an SSL certificate. Before laughing yourself silly, are you sure that a similar disaster couldn't happen to your ...

Samsung, Sony, HP announce new Android tablets
Los Angeles Times
Samsung, Sony and Hewlett-Packard took to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, over the weekend to announce new tablets that could rival Apple's iPad. The most notable of the tablets is Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0, which will be the South ...

iPhone hack: Your iPhone's not as locked as you think
Christian Science Monitor
A glitch in Apple's iOS 6.1 operating system makes it possible to access an iPhone's sensitive data, including contacts and photos, without entering the correct passcode, or personal identification number (PIN). Skip to next paragraph. Related stories ...

Christian Science Monitor

What Do You Think About The New PS4?
Forbes
It appears that Sony is leveraging its Gaikai purchase to its maximum potential, which will allow them to expand in intelligent ways, including tackling the kinds of experiences emerging young gamers are into. This is in no way “a traditional console” ...

Cumbrian to lead Antarctic trek after Sir Ranulph hit by frostbite
News & Star
An Antarctic exploration will carry on under the leadership of a Cumbrian adventurer after Sir Ranulph Fiennes pulled out when he developed frostbite. Brian Newham photo. Brian Newham. The legendary adventurer fell while ski-ing and used his bare hands ...

News & Star

Russian City to Put up Meteorite Monument
RIA Novosti
YEKATERINBURG, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – The authorities in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk are to erect a monument to commemorate the meteorite that hit the Urals region on February 15, wreaking havoc and injuring hundreds of people.

Google Glass - a life-changing pair of eyeglasses to go on sale this year
Catholic Online
The Internet, along with Internet search giant Google has changed the way we view the world. Now, a new type of eyewear manufactured by Google, simply called Glass - will change how we view the world - literally and figuratively. A magical pair of ...

Phenomena:
National Geographic
Why was Supersaurus so big? This impressive, 100-foot-plus sauropod was one of the largest creatures to ever walk the Earth – far larger than any terrestrial animal alive today. What could account for such superlative size? Baseball player Jose Canseco ...

National Geographic

Increased Humidity From Climate Change Could Make It Harder To Tolerate ...
NPR
It's not just the heat — it's the humidity. Health experts actually apply that principle to workers, soldiers and sportsmen who toil outside and in places that lack air conditioning. A study in Nature Climate Change says that global warming will noticeably reduce ...

Samsung makes living room play with HomeSync Media Hub
ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)
Samsung homesync.jpg Samsung's new set-top box system, the HomeSync Media Hub is the company's Android Answer to Apple TV, reports Wired. With a 1TB hard drive and 1GB of RAM, it is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Cortex A15, and it lets you ...

ElectronicsWeekly.com (blog)


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