19 February 2013

Russian scientists study pieces of meteor

Russian scientists collect, study pieces of meteor
Los Angeles Times
MOSCOW -- Russian scientists declared Monday that they have found and established the composition of pieces of the meteor that exploded over the Chelyabinsk region last week, injuring hundreds of people and causing millions of dollars worth of damage.

Meteor in South Florida video: Possible meteor sighting Sunday night caught on ...
Many South Floridians reported seeing a flare-like object in the sky Sunday night, and one person may have captured it on video. Photographer: YouReporter Amanda Mayer Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be ...


LG's 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro to reach US in Q2
The Android smartphone, which LG Electronics will show off next week at Mobile World Congress, has a big screen and a 1.7GHz quad-core chip. Stephen Shankland. by Stephen Shankland. February 18, 2013 12:23 AM PST Follow @stshank. LG Optimus G ...

LG Display to invest $657 million in OLED industry
Summary: LG Display plans to invest millions in a new product line of OLED panels for television sets. Charlie Osborne. By Charlie Osborne for Between the Lines | February 18, 2013 -- 10:35 GMT (02:35 PST). Follow @ZDNetCharlie. lgdisplaylohoco ...


Brace for MORE ZOMBIE ATTACK ALERT pranks, warns security bod
Vulnerabilities in America's TV emergency alert system - exploited last week by pranksters to put out fake warnings of a zombie apocalypse - remain widespread, it is claimed. And that's after station bosses remember to change the default passwords on their ...
Tesla Model S owners debunk the NYT
It seems that you can drive from Washington DC to Connecticut in a Tesla Model S electric car without requiring a tow truck after all. A war of words had erupted last week between electric car manufacturer Tesla and The New York Times over a negative ...


Brand-new black hole found in supernova remnant
NASA has released images from the Chandra X-Ray observatory which appear to show a distorted supernova remnant harbouring the youngest black hole ever observed. Careful with the dates: NASA says it's a thousand years old as seen from Earth - which ...

Facebook Wins Legal Challenge to German Pseudonym Ban
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Users of Facebook in Germany cannot use fake names on the social network a court has ruled. This despite a German law that allows the use of pseudonyms. The court in Schleswig-Holstein decided that German law was inapplicable in this case because ...

Interactive map shows all of Apple's suppliers
If you think about companies that supply Apple with components for its various products such as the iPhone, iPad, and others it's easy to only think of China. Major Chinese manufacturing partners for Apple take most of the headlines such as Foxconn and ...


New Nokia Lumia 520 and more tipped by ad network logs
When it comes to gleaning very early details about new smartphones, one of the best places to discover references of new models is in ad network log files. This is exactly where Alan Mendelevich, who operates an ad network called Adduplex, discovered ...

Dotcom: Mega now accepts Bitcoin, new services & features teased
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom recently announced via Twitter that the ambitious successor to MegaUpload is now accepting Bitcoin as payment. Members can purchase cloud storage space using the virtual currency through Bitvoucher. As TNW notes ...

Sony Announces PS Vita Price Drop in Japan
Escapist Magazine
The Japan-exclusive discount reduces the handheld's price on Wifi and 3G models by up to a third. As of late, Sony has offered conservative sales forecasts for its struggling PS Vita, which has seen demand in Japan taper off after release, with even the hardy ...

Why Google Should Open Retail Stores
Google already has its own mini stores within Best Buy locations. Could stand alone storefronts be next? (Photo credit: Wikipedia). Last week, 9to5Google reported that they learned from an “extremely reliable source” that Google plans to open retail stores...


Next iPad mini's Retina Display to Raise Production Cost 30%
The Mac Observer
Recent rumors suggest that the second-generation iPad mini will adopt a Retina resolution display that exceeds the pixel density of its larger sibling, but doing so could raise the production cost of the device by more than 30 percent, according to sources...

The Mac Observer

Pew Research shows Pinterest is larger than many think
When it comes to social networking, most people know that Facebook is by far the largest social network around. Pew Research Center released a survey recently looking at late 2012 for the social networking landscape. As expected, Facebook was in the ...

Apple challenges opposition to keep the iPhone name in Brazil
Capital Technologies
Recently there was news that Apple might have to give away the iPhone name in Brazil. This is because a local company in Brazil had already applied for the name iPhone long before Apple came to the country. And it was said that Brazil's INPI trademark and ...

Capital Technologies

Iceland Latest Country To Move Towards Internet Porn Ban
It's common knowledge that the Internet is primarily a method of delivering pornography to consumers at unheard of speeds, but that may not be the case much longer in Iceland. Lawmakers there are the latest working to put in place a firewall that would block ...

Facebook to offer tool to pay and promote your Friends' Posts
Capital Technologies
The world's largest social network 'Facebook' has been trying to come up with new ways and means of generating more and more revenue. Recently a few feature was added to the site wherein users could promote their posts by paying a small amount of ...

Amazon's Redshift seeks to challenge data warehousing giants
Amazon's (Nasdaq: AMZ) new cloud-based Redshift data warehousing service is looking to knock other warehousing giants off of their pedestals. Amazon announced Friday that the new service, first previewed in November 2012, is now "broadly available for ...

Xbox 360 Sales Dominate The Market This January
The Droid Guy
According to NPD Group, the Xbox 360 sales remain strong in the US market. Apparently, it sold around 281,000 units in the first month of this year alone. In comparison to the year-on-year data of the company, this is approximately 11,000 units more than ...

The Droid Guy

'Fireball' lights up Florida sky
WKMG Orlando
The American Meteor Society says it received more than 30 reports of the fireball that flew over South Florida. The organization keeps track of those sighting with this graphic. MIAMI -. A fireball lit up the Florida sky Sunday evening. People from as far south as ...

WKMG Orlando

Watch Some Rescuers Save A Baby Dolphin
Cinema Blend
Recently some awesome SeaWorld crew members and some also incredible lifeguards helped a baby dolphin to escape the confines of a fishing net. The dolphin was trapped in the net on Friday morning and if a concerned kayaker had not spotted the poor ...

PlayStation 4 v Xbox 720: insiders discuss the future of consoles
The Guardian (blog)
Well, that was interesting. On Saturday, I wrote an article about the challenges facing Sony and Microsoft's next generation of consoles. I put forward the hypothesis that there's a growing demographic of gamers who don't care about the quality offered by ...

The Guardian (blog)

GameStick pre-orders begin for console and accessories
PlayJam has initiated pre-orders for its ultra-portable GameStick Android console over on its official website. The main $79.00 bundle includes the dongle-like console itself, as well as the controller it's stored inside of when not plugged into a television's HDMI ...

Apple MacBook Pros With Retina Display Receives Price Cut
Complex.com (blog)
The 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Retina Display are now available at a discounted price. The 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina now starts at $1400 for 128 GB of flash and $1699 for 256 GB of flash. In October, Apple unveiled the 13-inch MacBook Pro ...

Dreamfall Chapters hits Kickstarter target. Stretch goals and pensive monkey ...
PC Gamer Magazine
More than 14,000 backers have helped the Dreamfall Chapters kickstarter campaign sail past the $850,000 target with 19 days left on the clock. “Now it's OUR time to deliver,” Red Thread said in the celebratory Kickstarter update post. “We promise to make ...

PC Gamer Magazine

What to Expect From HTC's February 19 Product Release Event
BostInno (blog)
HTC has a big product event coming up on Tuesday, February 19, and the company has already offered some hints as to what it will be releasing. The new phone appears to be named the HTC One (previously known as the M7), but beyond that very little is...

BostInno (blog)

Microsoft could be losing $2.5 billion by not releasing Office for iPad
Tensions between Apple and Microsoft may be the reason why Office for iPad remains unreleased, but one analyst says that the problem could be costing the latter up to $2.5 billion. In a research note to investors, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Holt spelled...


Top story | Jacob Summer
UW Badger Herald
With over 300,000 apps and nearly endless possibilities available to iPad users, it can be tough to narrow down the best options when deciding what apps to download. Creative iPad owners can now utilize a relatively new market in iPad apps, which are now ...

More Sony Alpha NEX-3N and SLT-A58 images emerge
Rumors about Sony's upcoming NEX-3N mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC) seem to be gaining steam as more pictures of the ILC has surfaced on the Sony Alpha Rumors Web site. From the images, the camera sports the same minimalist button ...


'Watch Dogs' is coming holidays 2013 for Xbox 720, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, and PC
Related topics. Xbox 720 · PS4 · Playstation 4 · Watch Dogs · PS4 release. Advertisement. At last year's E3 event, Ubisoft shocked gamers as they revealed their new intellectual property, “Watch Dogs.” Through the initial showing of this title, we were ...

'Halo' creator reveals ambitious new sci-fi game 'Destiny'
The moon-like Traveler protects humanity and gives players their powers in the new game from Bungie -- the development company that created the Halo games. Advertise | AdChoices · Advertise | AdChoices. The company that created the famed Halo ...

Hackers attack Facebook's internal network
Herald Sun
FACEBOOK revealed on Saturday that its internal network was hacked last month. The attackers were able to access the tech giant's computer network after employees visited a mobile developer's website which downloaded malware - software often used to ...

Half of Facebook parents joined to spy on kids?
You think half those adults on Facebook are there because they love Facebook? No, no. These are merely parents engaged in covert operations. Chris Matyszczyk. by Chris Matyszczyk. February 17, 2013 11:00 AM PST. (Credit: Sjbiased/YouTube ...

Long trip from Medford to Mars for rover driver
San Francisco Chronicle
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Matt Heverly starts each workday eagerly awaiting a message — one that must travel 215 million miles through the cold, dark, no man's land of outer space to reach him. That signal, sent from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover robot, ...

Apple seeks next-gen Apple TV manager to 'help bring Apple experience to the ...
Macworld UK
A new listing on Apple's Jobs site has added evidence to speculation that the company is planning to launch a more advanced version of its Apple TV set-top box. Apple is seeking a Software Engineering Manager to join the Apple TV team to lead the ...

Macworld UK

Scientists give rats a 'sixth sense' using infrared detectors
Deccan Chronicle
London: Scientists have developed infrared detectors which can stimulate tactile feelings or 'sixth sense', which can help detect light without using sight. Researcher Miguel Nicolelis and colleagues implanted detectors for invisible infrared light into a part of ...

Cyber attacks on rise
Himalayan Times
censoring the press, a media rights group said on Thursday. The Committee to Protect Journalists said media cyber attacks, such as those that recently occurred at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post were simply part of a ...

Replica of Beloved Polar Bear in National History Museum in Berlin
French Tribune
The most loved hand-reared white polar bear Knut came back with his charm in the shape of a model in Natural History Museum in Berlin. The model will be kept in the entrance foyer of the museum till March 15 and then it will be shifted to the museum's...

French Tribune

BitTorrent Launches New Free File-Delivery Service: Share Up To 1TB With ...
Mobile & Apps
BitTorrent launched a new file-sharing tool called SoShare, allowing users to share file bundles of up to 1TB for free. SoShare combines BitTorrent file transfer technology with cloud caching to enable users to send large files, and recipients can access the ...

Mobile & Apps

New touchscreen PCs are a threat to the iPad, analyst
Macworld UK
Hybrid tablets incorporating touch screens and keyboards, and based on Intel's new Haswell processor, may threaten the iPad, according to an analyst. Citibank analyst Glen Yeung predicts that we will see "limited innovation" in tablets, while there will be...

Macworld UK

Games out this week: Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Digital Spy UK
It's a big week for gaming; not only do we have a possible PlayStation 4 announcement, but there's also the release of Crysis 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the long-awaited European launch of Persona 4 and the first Assassin's Creed 3 DLC. Phew ...

Part 2 of the Bioshock Infinite Truth from Legend Documentary Launches
God is a Geek
Part 2 of this video takes the form of a nature documentary of sorts, where the host is exploring the Truth from Legend of the mythical Songbird – one of the main antagonists of Bioshock Infinite. The host looks to delve into the mystery of this creature and tries...

God is a Geek

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