26 March 2013

Yahoo to acquire Summly

Marissa Mayer is serious about mobile--

Yahoo! To Acquire Summly | Official Yahoo! Blog - Yodel Anecdotal: ". . . . we’re acquiring Summly, a mobile product company founded with a vision to simplify the way we get information, making it faster, easier and more concise.At the age of 15, Nick D’Aloisio created the Summly app at his home in London. It started with an insight -- that we live in a world of constant information and need new ways to simplify how we find the stories that are important to us, at a glance. Mobile devices are shifting our daily routines, and users have changed not only what, but how much information they consume. Yet most articles and web pages were formatted for browsing with mouse clicks. The ability to skim them on a phone or a tablet can be a real challenge -- we want easier ways to identify what’s important to us. . . ."

Dell confirms it received two, possibly 'superior' buyout proposals
CNET
One of the proposals comes from Carl Icahn and the other from Blackstone, Dell will continue to negotiate with both parties. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. March 25, 2013 6:02 AM PDT. (Credit: Dell). Michael Dell might not be as close to taking his ...

AT&T Mobile Share, Pooled Data Plans Help Businesses Go Mobile
eWeek
The expansion builds on AT&T's existing Mobile Share plans with new options of 30 GB, 40 GB and 50 GB, including unlimited calls and texts. Network operator AT&T is reaching out to businesses looking to increase their mobile work capabilities by offering...

eWeek

Top Chinese university linked to alleged military cybercrime unit
CNET
Reuters has turned up a research connection between Shanghai Jiaotong University and the People's Liberation Army unit suspected of participation in cyberattacks on the West. Charlie Osborne. by Charlie Osborne. March 25, 2013 5:41 AM PDT. Computer ...

Microsoft readying multiple Windows Blue servers and a Blue Windows RT build
ZDNet
Summary: There's more confirmation (if you needed/wanted it) that Microsoft is readying Blue builds of Windows RT and Windows Server. Mary Jo Foley. By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | March 25, 2013 -- 12:23 GMT (05:23 PDT). Follow @ ...

BioShock Infinite is in a class by itself
CNET
To call BioShock Infinite a hyped game is simply an understatement. For a title that some have called "The most important game of the last five years," there's a seemingly insurmountable amount of pressure riding on it. All this was compounded by a series of ...

Apple buys indoor-mapping company
BBC News
Apple has bought indoor-mapping specialist Wifislam as it looks to expand its maps product to compete with Google. The acquisition, confirmed to the BBC by Apple, could allow the company to offer maps within buildings with an accuracy of 8ft (2.5m).

BBC News

New Florida sinkhole in same Florida town
Christian Science Monitor
Authorities say a sinkhole has opened between two homes in Seffner and the houses have been evacuated as a precaution. Skip to next paragraph. In Pictures: Florida sinkholes. Related stories ...

Christian Science Monitor

See How Your Mass Effect Choices Compare to Everyone Else's
Escapist Magazine
There are many paths through BioWare's Mass Effect trilogy - player choice has always been a key element of the sci-fi series, and there were plenty of memorable decisions that divided the gaming masses. Evidently, BioWare has been keeping a tally of our ...

Don't Starve hitting Steam April 24
Computerandvideogames.com
Idiosyncratic PC Survival game Don't Starve will be released on Steam from April 24, the project's developer has said. Dont Starve Screenshot Vancouver based Klei Entertainment, which is also responsible for the Shank series and Mark of the Ninja, will sell ...

Nook To Offer In-App Purchases “By The First Half Of April” Through Fortumo ...
TechCrunch
The Barnes & Noble Nook isn't doing amazingly well by most accounts, including a recently introduced giveaway program from the company itself that isn't quite (but sure resembles) a fire sale. Now, B&N has made an announcement that is clearly designed ...

Telltale's Walking Dead coming to PS Vita
GameSpot
Sony confirms well-received episodic series will be available for latest portable later this year. Sony has confirmed that Telltale Games' well-received The Walking Dead series will launch on PlayStation Vita sometime later this year. It is not clear if all five ...

Facebook's free VoIP chat goes live in the UK
Inquirer
SOCIAL NETWORK Facebook has brought its VoIP calling Messenger service to iOS devices, and it's available in the UK. The ability to chat with people you casually know through a social network with a billion users, for free, might have some appeal to users.

Google Glass already facing driving ban as West Virginia preps law
ZDNet
Lawmakers in the US have proposed a bill outlawing operating a vehicle with head-mounted displays like Google Glass, even before the networked specs are commercially available. West Virginia Legislature Republican Gary G Howell last week proposed a ...

New Jeep Cherokee at 2013 New York Auto Show
Telegraph.co.uk
The new Jeep Cherokee has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2013 New York Auto Show on March 27. It gets a radical new look that represents a significant change from the chunky appearance of previous Cherokee models. Although there's a...

Telegraph.co.uk

Nanowires increase limit of solar cell efficiency, say researchers
Science Recorder
Nanowires increase limit of solar cell efficiency, say researchers. The researchers contend that their findings increase the so-called “Shockley-Queisser Limit,” which is the typical efficiency limit for solar cells. Nanowires increase limit of solar cell efficiency, say ...

Science Recorder

The Cost of Privacy Helped Google's Decision to End Reader
Marketing Pilgrim
google-logo1 So for all of the conspiracy theories surroundings Google's decision to shutter its popular (well, popular is a relative measurement isn't it) Reader one of the main reasons could be a very practical one: the cost of privacy. According to report from ...

Chromebook Pixel Outdoes Apple MacBook's Retina Display
AMOG
First introduced in February, Google's Chromebook Pixel features a 2560 x 1700-pixel LCD touchscreen. It has a pixel density of 239 ppi. On the other hand, Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display 220 ppi for the 15-inch notebook and 227 ppi for the ...

As Google Brings Competition, Evernote Strikes Deal With Deutsche Telekom
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The maker of a popular productivity app has partnered with Deutsche Telekom in a deal to offer its premium service free for one year to the German telecommunications company's 59 million customers. The partnership, which was a year in the making, comes ...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

T-Mobile to launch LTE in seven markets on 26 March
TeleGeography
According to a leaked document published by unofficial news blog www.tmonews.com, T-Mobile USA's Long Term Evolution (LTE) network will launch on 26 March in Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Jose, and Washington DC.

Sony Glass to Follow Google Glass? – New Patent Filing Depicts Similar Head ...
Eagle's Rant
Sony Glass to Follow Google Glass? – New Patent Filing Depicts Similar Head-Mounted Google might not be the only brand with a Project Glass in the pipeline – we could also be looking at something of a Sony Glass launch in the not too distant future.

Eagle's Rant

Solar Conjunction Puts NASA Mars Exploration on Pause
Mobile Magazine
Don't worry. NASA is going to keep exploring Mars and we're going to keep learning things about the red planet, but all of those operations will effectively be put on pause for a period of up to three weeks and we have the sun to blame. You see, for up to 21...

Mobile Magazine

Hyperkin RetroN 5 Console Could Be A Retro Gamer's Dream System
Mobile Magazine
The world of technology continues to evolve at an impressively fast paced, and the same is equally true when it comes to gaming tech. While we live in a world of life-like visuals, sometimes you just want to kick tter and an enjoy a classic game or two.

An iPhone fan's month with Windows Phone: Week four
Macworld
My month with Windows Phone has drawn to a close, and the decision is before me: Do I stick with the Lumia 920, or return to my iPhone 5? There is perhaps no better description of my answer than that provided by the inimitable Peaches and Herb. To recap: ...

OUR OPINION: Universe is older than we thought
San Angelo Standard Times
SAN ANGELO, Texas — There is a phrase to the effect that certain discoveries “add to the sum of human knowledge.” And there are discoveries that make our accumulated knowledge look almost pitifully small because they add so greatly to the sum of things ...

Marvel Heroes Gets a Release Date
IGN
Marvel Heroes, the upcoming action MMORPG from Diablo creator David Brevik, will officially launch on June 4. Early Game Access will also be available, allowing you to get into the game ahead of most other people providing you're part of the Marvel ...

Borderlands 2 gets new character, increased level cap and fourth expansion ...
PC Gamer Magazine
Borderlands 2 received a big DLC info-dump at PAX East this weekend. First up, the game's sixth playable character has been introduced. His name is Krieg the Psycho, and he seems nice. Primarily a melee class, Krieg's skill-trees are Bloodlust (combat...

PC Gamer Magazine

Dust: An Elysian Tail Coming to Steam
Gameranx
The creator aims to get the game to Steam by the end of next month. by Jordan Erica Webber on 25th Mar, 2013. Follow @jawsew. The creators of indie platformer Dust: An Elysian Tail – otherwise known as Humble Hearts – revealed at their PAX East panel ...

Gameranx

Firaxis, 2K Games reveal XCOM: Enemy Unknown port for iOS
Apple Insider
Strategy-loving iDevice owners got an unexpected bit of news this weekend, as Firaxis and 2K Games revealed that the hit turn-based sci-fi game XCOM: Enemy Unknown will be coming to Apple's iOS over the summer.

Opening 16 Minutes of Supergiant Games' Transistor Revealed
Gameranx
Bastion developer Supergiant Games have posted a video online of their upcoming game Transitstor's opening 16 minutes. Transistor, announced last week, is an isometric RPG set in the city of Cloudbank and staring Red - a singer whose voice has been ...

Gameranx

Ducktales to be remade headed for consoles
T3
Retro gamers got a nice surprise over the weekend after Capcom announced that it is currently working on Ducktales Remastered. The new game is a complete remake of the original. However, speaking to Polygon, the game's producer Rey Jimenez has ...

T3

RuneScape 3 announced for summer 2013
Wired.co.uk
Cambridge-based games company Jagex has announced that RuneScape 3, a major upgrade to its existing MMO, will launch in summer 2013. The move from the current iteration of the browser-based game to RuneScape 3 involves the game platform ...

Wired.co.uk

Zynga.com no longer requires Facebook login
Afterdawn.com
Zynga.com no longer requires Facebook login Zynga has announced this week that it is making its Facebook login requirement for Zynga.com now optional. Beginning on Monday, gamers will no longer need to have a Facebook account to play the games at...

Afterdawn.com

ESRB rates Jak and Daxter Collection for PS Vita
EL33TONLINE
We haven't seen too many of the PS3's plentiful supply of HD collections head to PS Vita over the past year but as the handheld's install base and popularity increases this is likely to change. Jak & Daxter Collection Screenshot 1. The ESRB recently rated the...

EL33TONLINE

Tim Schafer's "Double Fine Adventure" Gets Named
Escapist Magazine
A new website reveals some more information on Double Fine's upcoming adventure game, including its title: Broken Age. When Tim Schafer, creator of Phsychonauts and Brutal Legend asked for money to make a new "Double Fine Adventure" game, the ...

GDC preview: A few thousand video game developers walk into a bar …
Digital Trends
This Monday, the 26th annual Game Developers Conference kicks off in San Francisco. When it comes to gaming conferences, GDC is a bit difficult to define. As the name suggests, GDC is aimed primarily at developers, but as the show has grown, so too has ...

Digital Trends

Endangered Rothschild Giraffe Born in Connecticut Zoo [Video]
Nature World News
A rare giraffe has now given birth to a healthy calf at LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Connecticut. The endangered giraffe is the first one to be born in the state. The conservation center said that the 6-year-old giraffe named Petal that gave birth to the ...

Buzz Aldrin Refutes Space Sale, Is Keeping Moon Memorabilia
Space.com
A New York auction house is set to sell more than 300 space artifacts on Monday (March 25), including original documents that were flown to the moon and used to carry out the first manned lunar landing. But contrary to recent headlines prompted by ...

2015 Mustang Clay Models Leaked
CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews
Ford's next-generation pony car appears to take design cues from its Mach 1 fastback past. We're still a year away from when Ford officially reveals its all-new Mustang at the 2014 New York Auto Show. Until then, we'll have to keep our fingers crossed in ...

CarBuzz - Car News and Reviews

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Wallpapers in 1080P HD
GamingBolt
Check out some amazing wallpapers for Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag in 1080P which you can use for your desktop, PS3, laptops, Android, iPad and other devices. About the game: Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag tells the story of Edward Kenway, a young ...

CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik parts ways with Samsung, trashes ...
Phandroid.com
While Samsung doesn't always play nice with the independent developers looking to hack their devices, they still recognize talent when they see it. That's why Steve Kondik, founder of CyanogenMod, was brought in to help put some polish on the company's ...

Phandroid.com

Sun Activity Cycle Will See "Solar Maximum" Peak Later This Year
Latinos Post
The upcoming period of heightened activity will compete the so-called "solar maximum" for the sun's current 11-year activity cycle, during which the star's magnetic fields are affected by the flow of solar plasma. Like Us on Facebook ...

Latinos Post

Video: Capcom's 'Dungeons & Dragons' games to be re-released
DigitalJournal.com
This coming June, Capcom plans on re-releasing "Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara" and "Dungeons & Dragons: The Dark Tower" as digital downloads for PC and home consoles. At the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East event that took place, the...

DigitalJournal.com

Fuse Shoots Up U.S. And Europe With Official Release Dates
Cinema Blend
Fuse, the co-op first-person shooter from the folks at Insomniac Games, finally has a date pinned down for those who have been looking forward to unleashing elemental abilities and buckets of bullets with friends in tow. You can expect to dive into Fuse on...

Cinema Blend

Boulder-size asteroid behind 'Manhattan meteor'
Zee News
Boulder-size asteroid behind `Manhattan meteor` Washington: Scientists have revealed that the dramatic fireball that lit up skies over the US East Coast on Friday evening was caused by an asteroid just 3 feet (0.9 meters) or so wide. The Friday's "Manhattan ...

Zee News

Proposed bill would launch state review of climate change
Kota
Drought conditions that threaten Nebraska farms and ranchers is prompting lawmakers to reassess the issue of climate change. Senator Ken Haar of Malcom introduces a legislation that would launch a state review of climate change and it's possible impact ...

The Gospel according to Google
Bangkok Post
Myanmar government urged to take hands-off approach and let telecom and internet services flourish freely. Published: 25 Mar 2013 at 09.48; Newspaper section: Asia focus. The telecommunications sector in Myanmar is set for an unprecedented boom in ...


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