14 February 2013

National Policies to Combat Cyber-Spies

Companies Want National Policies to Combat Cyber-Spies
In the wake of an intelligence report blaming China for most of the espionage attacks on U.S. businesses and government agencies, security experts says the private sector needs national support. Following a classified National Intelligence Estimate that ...


Dropbox is changing its cloud storage service to reassure IT administrators that they can control their users and not have sensitive information taking wing out of their corporate servers. Last November the company claimed it had 100 million users, and that 95 ...

PayPal, Lenovo spearhead effort to kill passwords
Summary: FIDO Alliance aligns smart devices, authentication but will its scope be broad enough and its appeal wide enough. John Fontana. By John Fontana for Identity Matters | February 12, 2013 -- An alliance ...

Exploratorium Releases Audio-Centric iPad App
PC Magazine
Audiophiles, rejoice: The Exploratorium museum today released a free iPad app that lets users explore auditory illusions and acoustic phenomena. The free application, Sound Uncovered, uses science and technology to inform through activities, articles, and ...

Yahoo-owned Flickr's fix -- resetting permissions on all potentially affected images -- also broke some connections with third-party websites. Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Mathew J. Schwartz | February 12, 2013 03:06 PM. The online ...

Intel Working on Internet TV Device for Debut in 2013
Intel Corp. (INTC), the world's biggest chipmaker, is building an Internet television set-top box that it will sell directly to consumers, aiming to create a new market for its processors. Erik Huggers, vice president of Intel's digital home group, said the device and ...

Apple Defends Position on Cash
Wall Street Journal
Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook fired back against hedge-fund mogul David Einhorn, defending the company's distribution of cash to its shareholders and calling a recent lawsuit filed by Mr. Einhorn's firm "a silly sideshow." Mr. Cook's remarks, made at a ...

Wall Street Journal

Microsoft delivers Connected Standby, Wi-Fi and other fixes for Windows 8 ...
Summary: Microsoft has delivered several non-security-specific updates for Windows RT, the operating system for ARM-based tablets and PCS including the Surface RT, as part of this month's Patch Tuesday. Mary Jo Foley. By Mary Jo Foley for All About ...

Alfa Romeo to return to US (finally) with all-new sports car
Los Angeles Times
After years of failed promises and delayed introductions, Alfa Romeo will officially return to the U.S. later this year with an all-new mid-engine sports car, the company announced Tuesday. The Alfa Romeo 4C will be the first of several Alfas to hit the U.S. ...

HBO Go app update allows users to stream content to Apple TV over AirPlay
Apple Insider
At the D: Dive Into Media conference on Tuesday, HBO CEO Eric Kessler announced that subscribers using the company's "HBO Go" iOS app will be able to stream content from the iPhone or iPad to their TVs via Apple's AirPlay protocol. HBO Go. The HBO ...

Video: High-Tech Gadgets Invade Toy Fair 2013
PC Magazine
Like something pulled from the imagination of a 5-year-old, New York's Jacob K. Javits Center was filled this week with hundreds of toy companies showing off their latest tech-savvy playthings. Toy Fair 2013 played host to fan favorites like LEGO, Activision, ...

Microsoft Fixes 57 Bugs In Windows, Office, IE
Microsoft package of security fixes is one of the biggest updates ever; security professionals advise installing it immediately. Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Michael Endler | February 12, 2013 03:18 PM. 8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets For ...

NASA: Alarming water loss in Middle East
Fox News
DOHA, Qatar – A NASA study found that an amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought. The study, to be ...

Get started with Mailbox for iOS
CNET (blog)
After watching the reservation system slowly work its way to allowing you Mailbox access, you're now left wondering where to begin with the latest e-mail app on your iPhone. Don't worry, we can help. Jason Cipriani. by Jason Cipriani. February 12, 2013 ...

Coal emissions may be history with Carbon Sponge
This week a group of scientists hailing from Monash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have claimed so-called Carbon Sponges may be able to soak up coal emissions. The possibility of this solution ...


Broadcom Scoffs at Qualcom's On-Die LTE, Announces Cheaper 28 nm Chip
Qualcomm, Inc.'s (QCOM) Snapdragon S4 was viewed as a major evolutionary leap in smartphone chipmaking as it incorporated an on-die 4G LTE modem into the central system-on-a-chip. Not so fast, says Broadcom Corp. (BRCM). The veteran ...

Facebook exec offers a 2013 forecast, and it is full of partnership deals
Digital Trends
facebook multi media What's on Facebook's plate in 2013? Facebook's VP of Partnerships Dan Rose spoke today at the D:Dive into Media conference, offering clues about what we're to expect from Facebook moving forward. Facebook is just starting to figure ...

Digital Trends

Western Digital targets Roku with $70 WD TV Play streaming box
Western Digital has added a new model to its WD TV media streaming series to include a set-top that's priced to compete with Roku's affordable options. While the WD TV Live and WD TV Live Hub typically go for $100 or more, Western Digital is selling the ...

What Is the FCC's Lifeline Phone-Subsidy Program?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The Wall Street Journal reported that a large share of low-income Americans who received phone service through a special government program called Lifeline aren't actually eligible for the service. Here's a deeper look at how the program works: What is the ...

Fitbit's Updated Android App Packs Wireless Sync Support For Samsung's ...
Nike may not be planning to release an Android companion app for its activity-tracking FuelBand, but rival Fitbit is eager to make sure that health-conscious Droid owners are well taken care of. To that end, the company pushed out a new version of its Fitbit ...


Tesla CEO accuses New York Times of printing 'fake' car review
Fox News
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is taking The New York Times to task over a largely negative review of his company's battery-powered luxury car, the Model S, calling the article “fake.” In the piece, Times reporter John Broder attempts to drive the $101,000 ...

Raytheon Riot Software Predicts Behavior Based on Social Media
PC Magazine
Is Big Brother watching from the Raytheon headquarters? The security firm has reportedly developed software that can track people's online habits and predict future behavior based on data from social-networking websites. The "extreme-scale analytics" ...

CNN Anchor to Bill Nye: Did Global Warming Cause the Asteroid That Will Soon ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
On Friday, an asteroid will come within 17,000 miles of the Earth—“a very close shave” by space standards, as my colleague Phil Plait puts it on Bad Astronomy. Recently, Bill Nye the Science Guy went on CNN to discuss the phenomenon—and anchor Deb...

Slate Magazine (blog)

Move Over, BabelFish: Computer Program Reconstructs Lost Tongues
Move Over, BabelFish: Computer Program Reconstructs Lost Tongues. By Matt PeckhamFeb. 12, 20130. Share. 'Treasures of the World's Cultures' Exhibition in Madrid. Juan Naharro Gimenez / Getty Images. A replica of the Rosetta Stone is displayed as part ...


Video Find: Ferrari Enzo Does its Best Rally-Car Impersonation
MotorTrend Magazine
Rally cars: they're typically hatchbacks with turbocharged four-cylinder engines and all-wheel drive. While the video below does feature a car blasting down dirt roads like a rally car, the car in question is a coupe with a naturally aspirated twelve-cylinder ...

MotorTrend Magazine

Inkling takes aim at Amazon
Reuters Blogs (blog)
Inkling, the three-year-old start-up that transforms bulky textbooks into an interactive experience for the iPad and other tablet devices, launched on Tuesday an ambitious new publishing and search platform aimed for non-fiction content such as books on wine ...

WB Announces New Batman Game This Year
It's a good couple of weeks for sneaky guys with hoods. Last week, we found out that there would be a new Assassin's Creed game, and today we've learned that WB will be bringing a new Batman in the vein of the Arkham games, as CVG reports. Wait, does...


Yahoo Acquires Yelp-like Hyper-Local Mobile App
Alike enables users to recommend nearby businesses as their favorites, similar to Yelp and Facebook's tagging feature. Yahoo revealed a hint about upgrading its mobile app strategy Feb. 12 when Yelp-like consumer application Alike announced in a blog ...


Asteroid Set For a Close Encounter With Earth
Ever since astronomers in southern Spain spotted asteroid 2012 DA14 around this time last year, researchers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have been monitoring its course to see just how close it will come to Earth on its ...

Wireless charging orb for Nexus 4 now available!
The Droid Guy
nexus-4-charger Like all the Nexus devices made by Google in collaboration with various hardware manufacturers, even the Nexus 4 made by LG is an interesting device. Apart from being an interesting device, it is also an extremely popular phone, and the ...

Hackers hit Web security firm Bit9
Boston Herald
Waltham-based online security firm Bit9 suffered a security breach last week because of an “operational oversight” within the company's network. The company said it failed to install its own software product on a handful of computers within its network.

Verizon pushing out much-needed Droid DNA software fix
TechRadar UK
HTC's Droid DNA is an impressive smartphone, but it is also host to more than a few issues in need of fixing. Verizon announced that it will soon release software update version 2.04.605.2 710RD to address a bevy of bug fixes for the handset. Chief among ...

Bungie's Set To Begin The 'Destiny' Promotional Offensive
MTV.com (blog)
Bungie's been pretty quiet since the release of "Halo: Reach" amid their ongoing development of the sci-fi shooter, "Destiny." Well, starting next week, we can probably expect to start seeing/hearing more details in earnest as the studio behind "Halo" begins ...

MTV.com (blog)

Future iPhones Might Be Made From A Single Block Of Aluminum
A new U.S. patent granted to Apple may give us a glimpse of future iPhone design. First spotted by AppleInsider, the so-called “microslot antenna” technology allows an antenna to be embedded directly into the case of a portable device, making it impossible ...


Darwin Day Brings out Evolution's Friends and Foes
Newsworks.org (blog)
As we celebrate another Charles Darwin birthday on February 12, friends of Darwinian evolution will pick up on things he got right, and enemies on what he didn't. Darwin was a prolific, wide-ranging thinker and writer, so it's no surprise that a few things he ...

Video game violence research has 'not been very well done'
Following the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT and a subsequent NRA conference that implicated video games as a major part of the problem, the national conversation has turned toward just how much media violence impacts young minds. According to some...


Pink planet in the sky: Mercury makes rare appearance
UPI.com (blog)
You are here: Home / Blog / Pink planet in the sky: Mercury makes rare appearance · Blog. Pink planet in the sky: Mercury makes rare appearance. The closest planet to the Sun will be visible for part of February, giving stargazers a rare look at the zippy little ...

UPI.com (blog)

Apple iWatch: 7 Reasons It Won't Fly
Squeezing a processor into an iPod Nano form factor mostly means a less-capable computing device, and adding a wristband doesn't change that. Start The Discussion · | February 12, 2013 . Apple is ...

VMware buys Virsto for software-defined datacentre future
Summary: The company is to acquire Virsto, a storage hypervisor and optimisation vendor, in an effort to further its software-defined datacentre strategy. Liam Tung. ...

Landsat 8 Pushes the Earth-Monitoring Envelope
Planet Earth is finally ready for its close-up thanks to the state-of-the-art cameras on board Landsat 8, the newest satellite in a series of Earth-monitoring spacecraft that blasted off Monday with two primary missions: to keep track of Earth's land masses and ...

5 reasons to stick with BlackBerry, and 5 reasons to bail
BlackBerry customers are at a crossroads: Either stick with BlackBerry or switch to some other smartphone platform. If you're still using a BlackBerry, then you've probably grown tired of watching the smartphone world pass you by. However, the new ...

Nokia Lumia 720 & 520 Specs Leak, Announcement Expected At MWC
Mobile & Apps
Nokia shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to releasing new Lumia smartphones. According to a new report, Nokia will be unveiling two new handsets, the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 at Mobile World Congress later this month. Follow us ...

Arctic Soil Releases Dangerous Levels of CO2, Speeding Global Warming
Science World Report
(Photo : Reuters) Global warming has caused scientists to worry as permafrost melts, releasing a vast amount of CO2 into the atmosphere and further perpetuating the problem. For most of the year, the Arctic is frozen: its hard-packed tundra and ice forming ...

Science World Report

Sonos Playbar: a home theater soundbar that wirelessly streams music for $699 ...
We've long been enamored of Sonos' musical streaming technology and its wireless speakers, whether it's the S5 Play:5, the Play:3 or the Sub. But, what if you're looking for some Sonos gear that can stream your favorite MOG or Spotify playlist and deliver ...

Your Help Wanted to Name Pluto's Newest Moons
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — If you have ever wanted a chance to make a name for yourself in astronomy, you now have an opportunity. Astronomers who were part of NASA's New Horizons mission have discovered two new moons of Pluto, and now they need ...


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