10 March 2013

Google Glass App Can Identify Your Friends by Clothing

Google Glass App Can Identify Your Friends by Clothing
Tom's Hardware Guide
According to the report, developer Srihari Nelakuditi joined forces with Romit Roy Choudhury and colleagues at Duke University to develop a recognition system based on a "fashion fingerprint" of a person's outfit. This fingerprint includes jewelry, badges and ...

Facebook's News Feed: Behind the scenes of site's changes
CBS Newsgoogle glass app, tech news,
(CBS News) On Thursday, when Facebook announced the first major redesign of its popular News Feed, the announcement was the culmination of one long year of work by 70 engineers and designers. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, ...

Comet strikes may have jump-started life on Earth
Fox News
Life's building blocks can form in the harsh environment of deep space, a new study suggests, bolstering the odds that a comet or meteorite strike may have jump-started biological evolution on Earth. Linked pairs of amino acids called dipeptides can take ...

Metal Gear Rising Revengeance: exhilarating
Sydney Morning Herald
Metal Gear is a series known for stealth, but the bombastic Revengeance is all about charging headlong into fast and furious combat. This is not a game of hide-and-seek. Cyborg ninja Raiden does not even start the game with a dodge move. You are ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Apple ordered to surrender coveted docs in iOS privacy lawsuit
A US magistrate has ordered Apple to show in great detail how it goes about searching for documents it has been ordered to provide to plaintiffs in an ongoing personal information–slurping lawsuit, noting that he no longer trusts Cupertino's efforts to be on ...

Has Apple Learned Anything from Its Samsung Competition? Apple's iRadio ...
The Droid Guy
Apple proven to be a formidable foe in the last seven years, and few (if any) would doubt that. Cupertino transformed the smartphone experience into one in which contact with a touchscreen would consume American customers. The iPad has transformed ...

House Dust Mite Study Shows Reverse Evolution Possible
Nature World News
(Photo : Employee of US Government/ Wikimedia creative commons ) North American House Dust Mite, a major creator of allergens. A new study shows that certain organisms can undergo reverse evolution, that is, go back to the way they were living before ...

Nature World News

'SimCity' owners to get free game after launch woes
Owners of the city-building simulation SimCity will receive a free Electronic Arts title as compensation for severe connection woes that have rendered the game unplayable for many users. In a statement posted to EA's website, Lucy Bradshaw, the general ...

AT&T Strikes Back, Says It Does Indeed Unlock Customer Phones
Hot Hardware
Of late, there has been quite a lot of hubbub -- even in the mainstream media -- regarding the issue of phone unlocking. In particular, a legal quirk involving DMCA regulations that would or would not allow someone to unlock their phone. It actually revolves ...

Hot Hardware

Fishermen reel in sharks during migration, bring catches onto beach near crowds
PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Shark fears were brought to a new level on Friday when a local fisherman attempted to hook in the most fierce predator of the ocean right on crowded beach. No one was allowed in the water Midtown Beach in Palm Beach on Friday due...


The Daily Grind: What advice would you give to SimCity fans?
Everyone in the games industry and community has been watching in fascination as EA has bungled SimCity's release almost every way possible over this past week. From servers losing city information to always-on DRM practices requiring internet ...

Stringer announces retirement from Sony
Financial Times
Sir Howard Stringer, who became chief executive of Sonyin 2005 and stepped back to the chairman's position last April, will retire from the company at its shareholder meeting in June, he said on Friday. His exit would allow him to pursue “new opportunities ...

Tim Cook May Have to Testify in Apple (AAPL) E-Books Case
Wall Street Pit
Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook may testify in the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit filed against the iPhone-maker over alleged price-setting in the e-book market, reports Bloomberg. The lawsuit, which was originally filed against the Cupertino company ...

Digital Divide Between Latinos and Caucasians Shrinking, Study Claims
Latinos Post
(Photo : REUTERS) A man holds a Samsung S II (R) and Samsung Ace (L) smartphones next to an Apple iPhone 4 in Houten in this photo illustration August 24, 2011. According to a new study, the digital divide between Latinos and Caucasians have shrunk ...

Latinos Post

2014 Infiniti QX60 crossover to have hybrid option, unveil at NYIAS
Torque News
The QX60 premium crossover is one of Infiniti's top offerings and now the company says that they will unveil a new 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid at the New York International Auto Show. Big fuel economy increase detailed. n/a. 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid ...

Torque News

Facebook acquires Storylane, a story-telling platform
Facebook is continuing its talent acquisition spree and has acquired Storylane, a Palo Alto company. Storylane screenshot individual post. Facebook is buying Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup Storylane in what is a talent-oriented acquisition. Storylane wanted ...

Apps for Android Set To Overtake iOS Download Rate
apps for android Apps for Android Set To Overtake iOS Download Rate A study carried out by ABI Research claims for Apps for Android will account for 58% of global app downloads in 2013. The technology market research company reported that: ...


Practical iOS 7 features from a user's perspective
Product Reviews
We can safely say that iOS 7 will be unveiled sometime in June during WWDC 2013, but a release date is not expected until several months later. Having been an iOS user since the start when it was known as iPhone OS I'm the first to say that the software ...

Product Reviews

MakerBot's Bre Pettis on the Next Industrial Revolution
Entrepreneur (blog)
To kick off the 20th year of SXSW Interactive, Bre Pettis, the co-founder of MakerBot (one of the leading companies in desktop 3-D printing), was selected to give the opening remarks. To call Pettis's success the past few years as “extraordinary” would be an ...

Comets Provide Rare Double Fly-Over This Year
Latinos Post
In about less than a week, those who live in the Northern Hemisphere will get their first good views of Pan-STARRS , or C/2011 L4, a comet first discovered in June 2011 using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System near the summit of ...

Latinos Post

Google Said to Near Accord With States Over Street View
Google Inc. (GOOG) is close to an agreement to pay about $7 million to settle allegations that the company improperly collected personal data for its Street View product, a person familiar with the matter said. The company has reached an agreement in ...

Apple Patents a System for Second-Hand iTunes Sales
Although the general understanding with digital goods is that you can't resell them, Apple and other tech firms don't necessarily agree. On Thursday, Apple patented a system for buying and selling digital movies, music, books and software. The system would ...


CITES summit affords stronger protections for freshwater tortoises and turtles
Washington Post
The United States, in a conservation victory Friday, won the approval of an international wildlife summit for stronger protections for endangered freshwater tortoises and turtles, including Maryland's iconic diamondback terrapin. Working with China and ...

What Will Make One Android Phone Better Than the Others?
PC Magazine
In my last post, I discussed how the many "hero" phones at this year's Mobile World Congress look the pretty much the same. This got me thinking about how the phones will change going forward and what features will really make a phone stand out in the ...

Cell Phone Spam Doesn't Pay, FTC Says
FTC has filed 8 civil lawsuits against cell phone spammers, accusing them of promoting award scams. The Federal Trade Commission Thursday announced a ...

Scientists find new kind of bacterial life in hidden Antarctic lake
The Guardian
An enormous lake that has lain buried under Antarctic ice for millions of years is home to a new kind of bacterial life, Russian scientists claim. The researchers found evidence for the unidentified organism in water samples brought up from Lake Vostok, the ...

The Guardian

Judge slams Ohio village's speed cameras
"It is a scam the motorist cannot win," the judge wrote in invalidating the ordinance. 111712 elmwood tickets. One of the speed cameras in place in Elmwood Place, Ohio, across the street from its town hall. (Photo: Tony Jones, The Cincinnati Enquirer) ...

The coming Windows 8 mini tablets: Netbooks revisited?
Summary: Whether or not Microsoft is slashing prices it is charging PC makers to license Windows 8, will the coming generation of Windows 8 minis be little more than netbooks revisited? Mary Jo Foley. By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | March 8, 2013 ...

Bees Buzzing on Caffeine
National Geographic
A honeybee visits a coffee flower, which contains low levels of caffeinated nectar that increases the bee's memory. Photograph courtesy Geraldine Wright, AAAS/Science. Christy Ullrich. National Geographic News. Published March 8, 2013. A cup of coffee ...

NASA has Mars rover Curiosity sleep through radiation blast
Computerworld - The NASA Mars rover Curiosity is running again after engineers put it to sleep for a day this week to protect it from a powerful solar storm. On Tuesday, the sun unleashed what appeared to be a major blast of radiation and solar wind, called a ...

Pwn2Own hacking contest winds down after paying a record $480K
Computerworld - A day after researchers hacked Chrome and Firefox at the Pwn2Own contest, Google and Mozilla patched their browsers Thursday. The contest also wound down yesterday after hackers had earned a record $480,000 over two days.

Geneva Motor Showdown: Mercedes-Benz, CLA Pick A Fight With Audi, BMW
Washington Post
Geneva is a peaceful town, and the annual auto show marks a detente--usually--for the world's carmakers. McLarens park next to Bentleys and leave room to spare. Space is made for one-off tuner fantasies. Even rival execs rub shoulders and shake hands as ...

Cablevision: Viacom Threatened Billion-Dollar Fine for Dropping Channels
PC Magazine
Cablevision this week provided more details about its complaint against Viacom, arguing that the company threatened to impose fines in excess of $1 billion if Cablevision refused to carry certain channels. Viacom, however, has argued that its deals with ...

New Venture Seeks Printable Space Rockets
PC Magazine
A new venture is seeking design ideas for 3D printed rocket engines for small payload deliveries into low-Earth orbit and it's banking on DIYers all over the globe to provide them. Private spaceflight company DIYRockets and collaborative design platform ...

FTC Chief Watching Privacy in Everyday Devices
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON—Cars and home appliances connected to the Internet could face increased scrutiny from federal regulators in coming years, the newly appointed head of the Federal Trade Commission said Friday. At consumer electronics and auto shows, ...

Ultima's Creator Creates Digitized Version of 'Akalabeth'
TopNews Arab Emirates
Akalabeth was there before Ultima, or Tabula Rasa and even prior to Richard Garriott, who shot himself into space. A report has unveiled that the creator of Ultima, Richard Garriott, has now been offering extremely rare copies of it. Yes! Akalabeth's, the first ...

TopNews Arab Emirates

Rovio teams with NASA to open Angry Birds Space attraction in Orlando
As if you needed a reason beyond rocket launches and astronauts to visit the Kennedy Space Center, the NASA facility is adding a new game-related attraction this month. Angry Birds developer Rovio is partnering with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor ...


Microsoft backs law banning Google Apps from schools
Microsoft is backing a bill in Massachusetts that would effectively force schools to stop using Google Apps, or any other service that uses students' data. "Any person who provides a cloud computing service to an educational institution operating within the ...

Sony Xperia Z: Attractive, powerful, feature-packed, best Sony has ever made ...
Daily Bhaskar
Sony Xperia Z was officially launched in India yesterday and will be available in Indian store in two days from today. The phone will come with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out-of-box which will soon be upgraded with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ...

Google to slash 1200 more jobs at Motorola Mobility
San Jose Mercury News
NEW YORK (AP) -- Google (GOOG) is cutting an additional 1,200 jobs in its Motorola division as the unprofitable cellphone maker struggles to compete. Last summer, Google Inc. announced 4,000 Motorola job cuts. The latest reductions are in addition to ...

Apple's Phil Schiller tells Android users, 'Be safe out there'
Computerworld (blog)
Apple [AAPL] marketing chief, Phil Schiller, sent a clear message to smartphone users everywhere last night, when he shared a report that clearly shows that when it comes to security, digital nomads who want to stay safe should get an iPhone. Be safe out ...

New Harley-Davidson Breakout to be Unveiled in Daytona [Photo Gallery]
Harley-Davidson Softail family new member Breakout will be officially unveiled today in Dayton Beach, Florida, during the annual Daytona Bike Week. The Harley-Davidson Breakout has been preceded by the CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) model with ...

New game, old success: The rebooted Tomb Raider sells 1 million copies in 48 ...
Digital Trends
While the newly rebooted Lara Croft is just 21 years old in the new Tomb Raider, the series that she stars in is just one year shy of legally being able to vote. The 17-year old franchise has had its highs and lows over the nearly two decades that it's existed, but ...

Sniffing Helps Rats Maintain Social Hierarchy: Research
TopNews United States
A research in Current Biology journal suggested that sniffing is brought into application by rats to determine individual social hierarchy. The study suggested that the rats that are dominant in nature will sniff at a more active pace while the others will reduce the ...

TopNews United States

Hopes fade of Higgs particle opening door to new realms soon
Chicago Tribune
... New particle seen as "garden variety" By Robert Evans GENEVA, March 8 (Reuters) - Scientists' hopes that last summer's triumphant ...

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