02 March 2013

Study of Ice Age Bolsters Carbon and Warming Link

Study of Ice Age Bolsters Carbon and Warming Link
New York Times
A meticulous new analysis of Antarctic ice suggests that the sharp warming that ended the last ice age occurred in lock step with increases of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the latest of many indications that the gas is a powerful influence on the earth's ...

Smartphone Math Doesn't Add Up
Wall Street Journal
For every winner, there has to be a loser. Smartphone sales have defied gravity in recent years, but there's no defying simple math. Several major Asia-based smartphone manufacturers are talking up their growth plans. South Korea's LG Electronics says its ...

Wall Street Journal

EU to fine Microsoft over browser ballot fiasco, says report
Computerworld
Computerworld - European antitrust regulators will slap Microsoft with a fine before the end of March for failing to offer customers a browser choice screen, according to a report today by the Reuters news service. Citing several unnamed sources "familiar with ...

Sahara Desert dust affects California water supply, study finds
Los Angeles Times
High-altitude dust blown thousands of miles across the Pacific from Asian and African deserts can make it rain and snow in the Sierra Nevada, according to new research that suggests tiny particles from afar play a role in California's water supply. The study ...

Microsoft's Yammer to Add Real-Time Message Translation
PC Magazine
Yammer is planning to add real-time message translation to its business collaboration platform by way of the Microsoft Translator engine, the Microsoft-owned enterprise social network said Thursday. Message translation on Yammer will be available for 39 ...

SpaceX rocket poised for flight to space station
Fox News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A private rocket is poised to blast off Friday on a supply run to the International Space Station. The unmanned Falcon rocket is owned by the SpaceX company. The Dragon capsule on board is filled with more than a ton of space ...

MWC 2013: New buzzword is M2M
ZDNet
Summary: At this week's Mobile World Congress, machine-to-machine is the new wave of the wireless revolution which involves getting devices to talk with other devices, with no humans in between. Nitin Puri. By Nitin Puri for Mobile India | March 1, 2013 ...

German Bundestag votes on 'Google Tax'
ZDNet
Summary: Germany's ruling coalition has used it majority in the Bundestag to vote in a new addendum to the German copyright law which could require news aggregators to pay publishing houses for using their free content. Moritz Jaeger. By Moritz Jaeger for ...

Assassin's Creed IV will take place on the pirate-infested seas
Christian Science Monitor
By Matthew Shaer / February 28, 2013. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will debut later this year. Ubisoft. Enlarge. Last time around, it was Ratonhnhaké:ton, a tomahawk-slinging warrior with a British father and a Mohawk mother. This time around, it will be a ...

Christian Science Monitor

Stretchable Batteries Could Power Devices Embedded In The Body [Video]
ReadWriteWeb
ReadWrite. Like on Facebook. Share on: Stretchable Batteries Could Power Devices Embedded In The Body [Video]. New lithium-ion "stretchable" - not just flexible - batteries promise to power new kinds of devices that could be embedded in the human body.

ReadWriteWeb

Koozoo turns old smartphones into streaming web cams
SlashGear
A new service called Koozoo has launched and promises to be the first platform dedicated to unlocking the potential of sharing live video of public places around the world. The service is able to do this using a new mobile application that runs on a network of ...

SlashGear

Do Not Track bill is back on the table
TG Daily
Impatient with the glacial progress so far, Senator Jay Rockefeller is having another shot at getting a Do Not Track bill through Congress. His bill would force the Federal Trade Commission to set out regulations covering the collection and use of personal ...

TG Daily

Beyond the Jeopardy podium: IBM takes Watson computer to the kitchen
Digital Trends
You're the smartest computer in the world and proved it by beating your human opponents at a thinking man's quiz show. Now what do you do? For IBM's Watson computer, cooking lessons are next on the agenda, along with dabbling in the medical and ...

Digital Trends

Blackberry updates Blackberry 10 OS
Inquirer
CANADIAN PHONE FIRM Blackberry has updated its Blackberry 10 operating system (OS) for the first time since its launch in January. The software update brings five main improvements to the OS, including extended battery life, more camera features and ...

Ouya Ships March 28 to Kickstarter Backers, More Exclusives Coming
TIME
Ouya is set to become a rare case among well-funded Kickstarter projects by actually launching on time. The $100 Android-based game console will start shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28, just under the wire for the March delivery date that Ouya ...

TIME

National Day of Unplugging lights up the wrong issue
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
If you are reading this, then you clearly didn't get the memo (or don't care) that today, Friday, is National Day of Unplugging. Spinning off the biblical dictum that we rest every seventh day, a group called the Sabbath Manifesto has been pushing for a day in ...

Corning forecasts three-year wait for flexible glass gadgets
SlashGear
Corning is a very old company having been around for 161 years now. The company supplies glass and other items to some of the largest companies in the technology world, including Apple. Recently some of the most consistent rumors for Apple devices...

SlashGear

Cyber sleuths unravel Stuxnet mysteries
UPI.com
Cyber sleuths unravel Stuxnet mysteries · Special Reports. Cyber sleuths unravel Stuxnet mysteries. Cyber detectives unraveling mysteries surrounding the Stuxnet computer virus that infected Iran's nuclear ...

Ahoy, (online) pirates: Internet providers launch Copyright Alert System
Asianjournal.com
Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images Consumers engaged in online piracy could start receiving warnings from Internet service providers. Launched last February 25, the Copyright Alert System (CAS) was adopted by the five of the most popular service providers ...

Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Will.i.am and More Join to Give Inspirational ...
Techzone360
Today's children and growing youth differ drastically from what life was like for us as children – even for those like myself who grew up in the late 90s and early millennium. For earlier generations, this difference grows increasingly drastic; however, this week, ...

Apple execs have to hold "triple their salary in stock"
Silicon Valley Business Journal
A new rule that began Feb. 6 requires all Apple Inc. executives to hold three times their annual salary in company stock. Lisa Ward: Web contributor- Silicon Valley Business Journal. A new rule that began Feb. 6 requires all Apple Inc. executives to hold three ...

One rat brain 'talks' to another using electronic link
BBC News
Scientists have connected the brains of lab rats, allowing one to communicate directly to another via cables. The wired brain implants allowed sensory and motor signals to be sent from one rat to another, creating the first ever brain-to-brain interface.

BBC News

Call of Duty: Black Ops II's Revolution spreads to PC
PC Gamer Magazine
It may not quite be the “Revolution” CoD's critics would like, but Blops 2′s latest DLC pack seems to be at least a minor skirmish in the war for interesting additions to established games. Sure, it's just a few additional maps, but, er, one of them's in a skate park ...

Porsche recalls 2263 units of Carrera models
Automotive Business Review
German sports car manufacturer Porsche has recalled 2,263 units of its 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 models over an issue with defective tail pipe. The recall affects the vehicles manufactured between 07 March 2012 and 12 November 2012 that are with the ...

NASA Discovers New Radiation Belt Around Earth
Space.com
A ring of radiation previously unknown to science fleetingly surrounded Earth last year before being virtually annihilated by a powerful interplanetary shock wave, scientists say. NASA's twin Van Allen space probes, which are studying the Earth's radiation ...


The latest Google Glass publicity stunt
ITProPortal
In a talk this week at the TED Conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin casually stated that smartphones are "emasculating." He didn't fully elaborate on this point, leaving all of us in the lurch and wondering what the heck he was talking about. He said ...

Rumor: Apple planning $330 polycarbonate iPhone, deferring 4.5" model to ...
Apple Insider
A new iPhone design with a polycarbonate body similar to Apple's legacy entry-level MacBook may be released at a targeted price of $330, while plans for a next-gen handset with 4.5-inch display have been pushed back to 2014, according to a new report.

2013 Chevrolet Volt review notes
AutoWeek
The 2013 Chevrolet Volt is powered by a combination 1.4-liter four-cylinder gas engine and a 111-kW electric motor. 2013 Chevrolet Volt front corner. Total output from the gas and electric motors is 149 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. 2013 Chevrolet Volt rear ...

Tadpoles 'See' Through Eyes Implanted in Their Tails
ABC News (blog)
Researchers have implanted eyes in the tails of otherwise-sightless tadpoles, and report in a new study that they had some success in getting them to see, or at least detect colored light through them. The findings, they say, may mean big things in the study of ...

ABC News (blog)

Reuters Odd News Summary
GlobalPost
VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - The heart of the Lionheart was embalmed with daisy, myrtle, mint and frankincense, kept sweet-smelling in saintly fashion in hope of speeding King Richard of England's ascent to heaven. French scientists have analyzed the ...

Time Warner exec says you don't want gigabit internet
TG Daily
Time Warner Cable chief technology officer Irene Esteves has claimed that ordinary consumers don't want super-fast internet speeds. Discussing Google's Kansas City high speed network at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference, she said it was of...

TG Daily

Leap Wireless may end 2013 with $100M worth of unsold iPhones
IntoMobile
Leap Wireless confirmed in a SEC filing earlier this week that it is struggling to sell its allotment of iPhones. If sales don't pick up, the company could be stuck with $100M in unsold iPhones by the end of the year and $150M by mid-2014. The wireless company ...

Facebook Inc (FB) Agrees To Buy Microsoft's Atlas Ad Network
ValueWalk
Thursday (Februrary 28) after the close Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) announced it has agreed to purchase Microsoft's Atlas ad serving and analytics business. Terms of the deal and the expected closing date were not disclosed. Microsoft Corporation ...

ValueWalk

Pandora Limits Free Mobile Listening Amidst Growing Costs
PC Magazine
When Pandora launched almost eight years ago, it went up against music services from AOL, Yahoo, and Microsoft. But a "Be No. 1" mantra and sky-high dreams for the future helped cement Pandora's place at the top of the Internet radio market.

Office 365 For Business: Worth The Upgrade?
InformationWeek
Microsoft shows love for SMBs with three new Office 365 packages. Should you return the affection? Start The Discussion · Tweet; Mail Mail; Print Print · Michael Endler | February 28, 2013 01:25 PM. 8 Key Changes In Microsoft SharePoint 2013. (click image ...

Google's Low Profile at Show Belies Its Clout
Wall Street Journal
BARCELONA—Google Inc. kept a low profile during this year's biggest mobile-industry event here, but the Internet-search giant's long tentacles were visible all across the Mobile World Congress. Google's Android mobile operating system powered the vast ...

MWC 2013: Samsung takes a bite out of Apple
ZDNet
Summary: Samsung continues its dominance at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showing off its latest offering--Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, which directly competes against the Apple iPad mini. Nitin Puri. By Nitin Puri for Mobile India | March 1, ...

ZDNet

A Star Is Born? No, But Maybe a Planet
Wall Street Journal
Astronomers have spotted what they believe is a planet in the dramatic and violent process of being born in another solar system, an event that may shed light on how planets come into being. Astronomers say they may have spotted a possible planet in the ...

Wall Street Journal

Apple iTunes U Downloads Surpass 1 Billion
PC Magazine
Apple's iTunes U, home to free educational content, today topped an impressive one billion downloads, according to Apple. The service features what Cupertino calls the world's largest online catalog of free educational tools from schools and libraries, ...

Farmers' lack of bees might be solved by going wild
Los Angeles Times
Farmers who have watched helplessly as a mysterious disease wiped out millions of domesticated bees needed to pollinate their almonds, apples and other crops may have an easy solution: make their crops more accessible to wild insects that do the job for ...

Microsoft continues global rollout of Surface RT, Pro
CNET
The Windows tablet will make its debut in several new international markets, including Japan, beginning in late March. Paul Sloan. by Paul Sloan. February 28, 2013 10:13 AM PST Follow @paulsloan. (Credit: Josh Miller/CNET). Microsoft's rollout of its ...

Black holes: How heavy and how! – Part II
The Hindu (blog)
In a previous post, I'd described the various difficulties associated with measuring properties of black holes. Because of their tremendous gravitational pull, they warp their immediate surroundings so strongly that information coming from them appear severely...

The Hindu (blog)

Chinese Army: US hacks us so much, I'm amazed you can read this
Register
Two Chinese military websites - including the Defence Ministry - are routinely subjected to thousands of hacking attacks every month, the majority of which can be traced based to the US, Chinese authorities alleged this week. Two-thirds of the 144,000 attacks ...

The most shocking photo of Beijing air pollution I've ever seen
Washington Post (blog)
At left, a view of downtown Beijing on a clear day. At right, the same view on Wednesday night, U.S. east coast time. Click to enlarge. (Photos by Bill Bishop). China's air pollution has been bad lately. Really, really bad. We've posted photos of it before, but the ...

Two New Molecules to Help Scientists in Unraveling Mystery of Allie's Existence
French Tribune
According to a study, two new molecules have been discovered in interstellar space. The molecules are likely to help scientists figure out life outside our solar system. The two molecules are called ethanamine and cyanomethanimine, said researchers in a ...

French Tribune

iPhone app to test urine for diseases
The Voice of Russia
An iPhone application to test urine for diseases using your smart phone will soon be released by Biosense Technologies. Head of the company, Myshkin Ingawale, claims the uChek can detect up to 25 conditions, including diabetes, urinary tract infection, and ...

The Voice of Russia

YouTube For iOS Updated: Lets Users Pair Device With Smart TVs
Mobile & Apps
YouTube just got better for all iOS-based fans and users with the company offering more new features and fixes. Per reports, the YouTube app for iOS has just received a brand new update that offers some new features as well as improvements to make the...

Mobile & Apps

'Real Racing 3' is ruined by in-app purchases
The Verge
Following an earlier launch in certain regions, EA's Real Racing 3 is now available to download for Android and iOS worldwide. The original Real Racing was one of the first titles to prove the iPhone's worth as a credible gaming platform, and the series has ...

Distracted teens dying while driving
World Magazine
Teenage drivers took a sharp turn in the wrong direction during the first six months of last year. The number of 16 and 17 year olds who died while driving went up a combined 19 percent over the previous year, according to a report released Tuesday by the ...

World Magazine


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