25 February 2013

Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Monday

“Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts Monday | TorrentFreak: "The much-discussed U.S. six strikes anti-piracy scheme is expected to go live on Monday. The start date hasn’t been announced officially by the CCI but a source close to the scheme confirmed the plans. During the coming months millions of BitTorrent users will be actively monitored by copyright holders. After repeated warnings, Internet subscribers risk a heavy reduction in download speeds and temporary browsing restrictions."

Mobile World Congress 2013: 9 Hot Gadgets
Mobile World Congress 2013: Sneak Peek. Mobile World Congress 2013: 9 Hot Gadgets. 2Comments | Eric Zeman | February 23, 2013 09:06 AM. At Mobile World Congress 2013, we expect cool new smartphones, tablets and phablets. Check out some of the ...

With Kyocera, Sprint Faces None of Apple's Quality Control
Sprint will soon begin selling the rugged Kyocera Torque. A new Kyocera ad suggests there will be none of the fussiness Sprint faces from Apple. Sprint has enlisted Bear Grylis, a chisel-cheekboned extreme adventurer, former British Special Forces agent ...


Galaxy Note 8.0 Announced: The Just-Right Size for Samsung's Pen-Equipped ...
ABC News
The 10.1-inch Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet too big? The 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2 too small to be your tablet but too big to be your phone? The Galaxy Note 8.0 might be just right. Or at least that's what Samsung is hoping. The company has announced its new 8-inch...

ABC News

Microsoft's Tough Friday: Software giant battles hackers, malware, and a cloud ...
While workers at many companies were ending their work week Friday, Microsoft techs were scrambling to put out operational fires. Late on Friday afternoon, Microsoft discovered that its worldwide Azure cloud service had gone offline when an expired ...

Facebook builds 'cold storage' archive for old photos
A 16,000-square-foot data centre under construction in Prineville, Oregon, is designed to cut the costs of storing and serving the world's memories by providing a more efficient home for older and less popular material. Facebook's figures say that just 8 per...


Bees Can Sense Flowers Using Electric Fields
Escapist Magazine
Researchers at the University of Bristol have found that bees can sense a flower's electric field, which allows them to better choose between flowers they like and flowers they don't like. The researchers found that electrical signalling was a "rapid and dynamic" ...

Brain mapping: Your tax dollars at (vital) work
Boston Globe
If there's any initiative that highlights the usefulness of public funding in promoting basic research, it's the Obama administration's emerging proposal to map the circuitry of the human brain. A deeper understanding of how the brain works could assist not just in ...

Researchers: Giant goldfish threatens Lake Tahoe
Huffington Post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Giant goldfish could be threatening the ecology of Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border. Biologists with the University of Nevada, Reno say they're finding a growing number of the fish in the crystal clear lake. Researcher ...

Mark Phelan: Porsche keeping its power options open
Detroit Free Press
A diesel-powered version of the iconic 911 Carrera sports car is off the table -- probably -- but every other combination of current and future technologies is in play as Porsche gears up to meet upcoming fuel-economy and emissions limits in Europe, the U.S. ...

AT&T-Mozilla "WebPhone" gives a glimpse of the dumb pipe future
Ars Technica
By combining Firefox's new WebRTC support, Ericsson's Web Communication Gateway, and AT&T's API Platform, Mozilla has demonstrated calls, text messages, and video calls all being made from within the browser in a proof-of-concept application AT&T ...

A threat from space?
The Week Magazine
A meteor explodes over Russia and a large asteroid whizzes past Earth. What if the near miss were a direct hit? By The Week Staff | February 23, 2013. Turns out blowing up an asteroid is a really bad idea. Sorry, Bruce. AP Photo/Touchstone Pictures, Frank...

The Week Magazine

Samsung for Enterprise Grabbing for Business Users
Sci-Tech Today
Over the last couple of years, Samsung's enterprise group has been chartered with developing an enterprise platform known as SAFE, or Samsung For Enterprise, that could take advantage of the Android ecosystem and also deliver best-in-class security,...

Sci-Tech Today

Millionaire Plans 501-Day Private Mission to Mars Called 'Mission For America ...
Latinos Post
(Photo : Reuters) Tito is eyeing a January 2018 launch window for his historical mission to Mars, as Earth and Mars won't be in the same kind of alignment again until 2031. We may still have a long way to go before a human walks on Mars, but if one ...

Latinos Post

Chatting with the Astronauts: NASA Gives Google+ Hangout Q&A Aboard ...
Latinos Post
(Photo : Reuters) The Soyuz spacecraft is photographed docked to the International Space Station during a mission of Russian cosmonauts in open space in this handout picture released August 24, 2012. Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri ...

Latinos Post

iPhone 5S To Benefit From Qualcomm Chip
The Droid Guy
It looks like Apple no longer has to come up with different versions of the highly anticipated iPhone 5S. According to Expert Reviews, Qualcomm, the company responsible for the radio communication hardware in almost all Apple mobile devices, came out ...

The Droid Guy

Ford investing millions to increase EcoBoost production in Ohio
Torque News
Ford is planning to more than double its EcoBoost-equipped vehicle sales this year and to do that, they will need to build more engines. That is where the Cleveland Engine Plant comes in as Ford boosts plant capacity and adds jobs. n/a. Ford EcoBoost ...

Torque News

NBC Cyber Attack Intended to Hack Bank Account Info
Last Thursday, all websites associated with the US broadcaster NBC were hacked for several hours. Hackers intended to serve malicious software to access people's bank account details. On their technology blog, NBC stated: We've identified the problem ...

Petition to Lift Ban on Cell Phone Unlocking Heads to White House
Mobile Magazine
In order to gauge the issues that matter the most to Americans, the White House launched a petition website some time back. If your petition reached 30,000 signatures, the White House would have to offer some sort of official response. That threshold turned ...

Mobile Magazine

S. Oregon Coast Derelict Boat Removed - May be Tsunami Debris
Oregon Coast Beach Connection
(Coos Bay, Oregon) – Oregon officials have removed a derelict boat from the southern Oregon coast that may be tsunami debris from Japan – but that is still only a possibility. (Photos courtesy OPRD). The vessel was at Horsefall Beach near Coos Bay until ...

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

GeForce GTX Titan GPU Sports 6GB GDDR5, 2.6K CUDA Cores
Cinema Blend
Wow, just when we all thought that the PlayStation 4's 8GB GDDR5 shared CPU/GPU architecture was rocking the boat and giving PC gamers a serious run for their money, Nvidia had to go and announce the Titan. This card lives up to its name and sports 6 ...

Cinema Blend

NYPD Forms Task Force to Track iPhones, iPads
The New York Police Department is starting their own Apple Care services, according to a recent New York Post article. Due to a rise in thefts within the New York area, the NYPD has decided to create a team that will track down and recover the stolen devices...


Charging Ahead: Bartow Firm ACT Environmental and Infrastructure Testing ...
The Ledger
A-C-T Environmental & Insfrastucture of Bartow President Rob Kincart shows off the company's new 2013 Nissan Leaf on Wednesday. The Leaf is a 100% electric car. A-C-T is leasing the Leaf for $214 a month and also installed a 240-volt rapid charging ...

Why the Apple iWatch and Google Glass Don't Matter
Cult of Mac
We don't have all the details on either product. And we can't even be 100% sure that the Apple wristwatch is going to happen at all. But most knowledgeable tech fans are expecting both and looking forward to seeing, buying and using them. Excitement is ...

Call friends for free with free Facebook app update
Related topics. Facebook · facebook update · free · app · Call · Friends. Advertisement. According to a Feb. 22 report in “Apple Insider”, you can now call your friends for free with the new update that Facebook just launched. Right now this free calling option is ...

NASA releases video of hellish plasma 'rain storm' on surface of the sun
Science Recorder
NASA has released stunning new footage of a plasma rain storm on the surface of the sun, the first footage ever obtained of the event. The video, filmed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft – which keeps an eye on the sun for interesting activity ...

Science Recorder

Nokia Lumia 720, Lumia 520 pictures leaked ahead of expected MWC launch
The infamous @evleaks has done it yet again. The Twitter user has posted alleged press shots of the upcoming Nokia Lumia 720 (pictured above) and Lumia 520. The Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 appear to be budget and mid-range smartphone respectively,...


Evolution Gave Humans Unique Brain Structures Over Primates
Researchers have discovered a pair of functional networks in the human cerebral cortex that are not present in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys, leading them to theorize that the networks were added during the evolution from ancient primates to the...


'Vulcan' Currently Winning Naming Contest for Pluto's Moon(s)
PC Magazine
Somewhere, Comic Book Guy is likely breathing a sigh of relief. That's because the ever-geeky name of "Vulcan" might actually soon find itself attached to a real-life celestial body. Specifically, one of Pluto's moons – and with more than 140,000 individual ...

Google Planning 42-Acre "Bay View" Expansion to Googleplex
PC Magazine
According to a new article in Vanity Fair, Google is planning to launch a second campus neighboring its current Googleplex in Mountain View, California. The 1.1-million-square-foot campus, dubbed "Bay View," will eat up around 42 acres of space with its ...

Fisherman reels in woolly mammoth tooth that's thousands of years old
Daily Mail
New Hampshire fishermen Mike and Padi Anderson are used to hauling up all manner of debris on their trips, but nothing as unique as the woolly mammoth tooth they netted last week. The couple found the tooth Tuesday in a pile of scallop shells and rocks ...

Daily Mail

Google planning Spotify-style subscription music service - report
Apple Insider
As rumors swirl of a Pandora-style Internet radio service from Apple, Google is said to be working on a paid subscription music service akin to Spotify. Google's plans were revealed this week by both The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, which ...

Apple Insider

Another possible 'Modern Warfare 4' image revealed; clarification posted
Related topics. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 · Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4. Advertisement. Another possible image has been revealed for the upcoming rumored multiplatform title, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.” According to a report by the NeoGAF forum on ...

Ubuntu Touch Preview OS Version for Nexus 4, Nexus 7 released
Northern Voices Online
This is another great news for many. Ubuntu Touch Preview OS Version for Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 has been released. Ubuntu, the open source operating system has announced the Ubuntu Touch operating system for Nexus tablets and phones. The latest set ...
Northern Voices Online

HTC (USA) failed to secure its Android smart phones
HTC America has settled Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software it developed for its Android based smartphones and tablets, introducing security flaws that placed sensitive information about ...

Microsoft launches host of accessories for Windows 8 devices
Indian Express
Even Microsoft has joined the list of companies that offers Windows 8 accessories by launching three devices -- Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse, Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard, and Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse. Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse Wedge ...

Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest: Customer Support Firm Zendesk Hacked
Tumblr, Twitter and Pinterest are victims of a hacking attack. They have confirmed that a firm to whom the technology companies usually outsource their services. As noted by the customer support tool of the firms, hackers were able to download the email ...


Chrome 25 Update Fixes 22 Flaws, Blocks Silent Add-Ons & Adds Voice ...
Mobile & Apps
Google updated its Chrome browser to version 25, patching 22 vulnerabilities and introducing a new security feature that prevents add-ons from silently installing. With the new version of Chrome, users can now also tell their browser what to do, as Chrome ...

Mobile & Apps

New Mercedes-Benz A-Class is 2013 AM New Car of the Year
Rush Lane
New Mercedes-Benz A-Class is 2013 AM New Car of the Year. An all- round performer, the A-class has the appeal that Mercedes Benz customers look for. A-Klasse Newly launched Mercedes Benz A-class was adjudged as 'AM New Car of the Year' during ...

Rush Lane

Java-based cyberattack hits developers at Microsoft, Facebook, Apple
Microsoft revealed yesterday that it got hit with the same kind of Java-based hack that targeted Apple and Facebook earlier this year, and which may also have compromised Twitter, spilling secrets on 250,000 of its customers. The Microsoft attack seems to ...


Scientists predict heavier snow in poles, but less globally
Indian Express
Scientists, using a new climate model, have predicted heavy snowfall over the polar regions and the highest altitudes, but an overall drop in global snowfall, as carbon dioxide levels rise over the next century. The decline in snowfall could spell trouble for ...

How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes
How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Before Graph Search Strikes Graph Search is Facebook's bold new way of browsing the social network, letting you call up photos of your family in California, restaurants your friends like in New York, or any public ...

Watch Dogs box art has its hands full
Aiden, the main character of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs, looks a bit preoccupied on the game's cover. Is he contemplating what to order for dinner on his fancy cell phone? Why is he holding a gun? He's not planning on paying for his meal, is he? The game's box ...

AMD expects high-end graphics to drive India sales, hopes for PS4 boost
World's second largest computer chipmaker AMD expects its sales volumes in India to surge significantly in the next few years on the back of demand for high-end graphics experience for gaming and videos. "As the Indian market is evolving, graphics are ...

A Cheaper Apple Phone Tipped Again, Joining iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 Launch ...
An iPhone Mini will join the release date of this year's iPhone 5S or iPhone 6? One analyst believes that a cheaper iPhone “makes sense” and it can give Apple a fresher market share. It “makes sense” according to one analyst as reported by CNET.

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