31 May 2013

Moto X smartphone built in US will launch by October

Imagine that--an advanced smartphone--built in the US!

Moto X smartphone is real and will be launched by October | Mobile - CNET News: " . . . the company will be launching the rumored Moto X smartphone sometime between now and October. In fact, the entire product line of Motorola smartphones will be revamped, Woodside said during an the D: All Things Digital conference here. "We'll launch a handful of smartphones that aren't the end, but show where the company is heading," he said.  . . . The Moto X will be manufactured in the U.S., in a plant outside of Fort Worth, Texas, and employ 2,000 people, Woodside said. He added that carriers are excited about where Motorola is heading. . . ."

Google to challenge iPhone with Moto X
Financial Times
Google is preparing an attack on Apple's iPhone with a device that is more aware of its surroundings and smart enough to anticipate how it will be used next, according to the head of the internet company's Motorola subsidiary. The gadget, called the ...

Microsoft restores start button, adds search features to Windows 8
Washington Post
May 30 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. is restoring some old Windows features and rolling out new ones in a bid to reignite interest in its flagship operating system, after customers complained about the software's usability. Windows 8 debuted in ...

Apple's Tim Cook drops hints about wearables, more collaboration
Washington Post (blog)
Is Apple making a wristwatch? What new products are in the pipeline? Apple chief executive Tim Cook, in answering those and other questions, executed a characteristically careful dance. But he dropped small hints about what the company may have on tap ...

Voters Speak, and Amazon Orders Shows
New York Times (blog)
The other three shows that won the audience feedback derby on Amazon are all shows for children. That means Amazon passed on such ideas as the “Onion News Empire,” a satire of a news network that starred Jeffrey Tambor; “Browsers,” another ...

Microsoft Unites Skype and Lync, Cisco Protests
InformationWeek
The Cisco case isn't Microsoft's only legal headache related to Skype, but it's arguably the most intriguing. Cisco has taken proactive, if not pre-emptive, steps against Lync, somewhat evocative of Microsoft's recent feud against Google. In February ...

Apple Settles iPhone Water Damage Claims For $53M
InformationWeek
Apple products, including the iPhone and iPod Touch, contain strips of paper inside them that change color when exposed to water. The strips are there to let Apple know when iPhones and iPods have taken a bath (or been dropped into a toilet), which ...

Apple Shifts Supply Chain Away From Foxconn to Pegatron
Wall Street Journal
As with other contract manufacturers, Pegatron's success is based largely on secrecy and tact as it juggles production of competing products from companies such as Apple, Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. as well as Dell Inc. At its sleek ...

When Google and Microsoft feud, customers pay the price
Computerworld
"By messing with users to play big company games, Microsoft and Google risk alienating their users and driving them into the arms of Apple, at least in this situation," he wrote on his blog. Moorhead acknowledged that in most cases, some kind of truce ...

'Login With Amazon' Tackles Single Sign-On
PC Magazine
Amazon Web Services's Jeff Wierer walks developers through the process of setting up Login withAmazon in an AWS blog post. Software Development Kits are available for the Web, as well as iOS and Android apps. Google launched a similar feature in ...

Google Calendar Update for Android: Custom Colors and More ...
By Unknown
One of the most requested features we've seen so far for Google Calendar on Android is the ability to customize event and calendar colors directly from your device. Today's update allows you to do just that. Now you can highlight those ...
Official Android Blog

Google Overhauls Gmail to Take On E-Mail Overload - NYTimes.com
By By JENNA WORTHAM
Google has introduced a new version of Gmail that automatically sorts mail into categories like social and notifications. Read more… ... Microsoft Attacks Google on Gmail Privacy · Google Says Electronic Snooping by Governments Should Be ...
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Google Apps Admins Finally Get An Android App To Manage Their ...
By Frederic Lardinois
Google has continuously made its Google Apps Admin Console for IT professionals who manage large Google Apps for Business, Education and Government deployment..
TechCrunch

Microsoft investing $1 billion into games on Xbox One | Joystiq
By David Hinkle
Microsoft is investing $1 billion into games on the Xbox One, financing not only new studios but also securing exclusives for Microsoft's next-generation console. This is an unprecedented investment forMicrosoft, much more than its most ...
Joystiq

A new inbox that puts you back in control | Official Gmail Blog
By The Gmail Team
... an eye on the gear menu and select Configure inbox when it appears in the Settings options. Posted 1 hour ago by The Gmail Team · Official Gmail Blog. News, tips and tricks from Google'sGmail team and friends. Loading. Send feedback.
Official Gmail Blog

Google Maps brings biking navigation to six European countries
It's a good thing, then, that Google Maps' biking directions have reached six more ... Google may miss a hidden trail or two when it's crowdsourcing the data ...

Zigbee and Z-wave are out. Broadcom's new chips bet on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ...
GigaOM
The wide array of wireless radio technologies used to get devices online may soon shrink as major players in the chip world start choosing the standards they will support for the internet of things. WiFi signal. photo: Shutterstock / Jiri Hera. There is nothing that ...

Atheer bringing 3D augmented reality and gesture control to Android
CNET
Atheer hopes to integrate its augmented reality and gestural control platform into existing mobile operating systems, such as Android, iOS and Xbox....

Microsoft outs the new features in Windows 8.1: Here's what you need to know
PCWorld
Desktop diehards will find a present waiting for them in Windows 8.1, the impending upgrade colloquially dubbed “Windows Blue.” A wonderful, horrible, oh-so-teasing present. The Start button is back—but the Start menu isn't. Instead, clicking the old familar ...

Salesforce.com preps intranet app
PCWorld
Salesforce.com plans to ship in the second half of the year a hosted application for companies to create intranets that are accessible via mobile devices and that offer enterprise social networking (ESN) capabilities to employees. Called Company ...

Google Brings Nutrition Information to Search
PC Magazine
Everyone knows that making healthy food choices and sticking to a diet isn't always easy. But Google wants to make the process a little less intimidating. The Web giant today announced plans to add nutritional information for more than 1,000 fruits, ...

Apple Patent Tips More Flexible iPhone Display
PC Magazine
A flexible display from Apple could be in our future, as evidenced by Cupertino's latest patent application, published today by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. The patent, dubbed "Embedded Force Measurement," focuses on an interactive touch screen that ...

AMD Aims Opteron-X 'Kyoto' Chips at Growing Microserver Space
eWeek
Microservers will be a big part of Advanced Micro Devices' future. The chip maker sees the low-power, dense systems as a key growth area, and officials are expecting to become a significant player in the burgeoning market. The growth of cloud computing, ...

Verizon Releasing a Major Software Update for the Galaxy S3
PCWorld
Good news Verizon customers with a Galaxy S3: your phone is about to get a serious software update that will bring a host of fixes and new features to S3 users, including Multi-Window capability and the Best Shot camera feature. The Galaxy's Multi-Window ...

High sodium content may keep stars perpetually young
Ars Technica
We have no idea why younger stars aren't entering a phase of their old age. by Matthew Francis - The central region of the globular cluster NGC 6752, showing a few of the "blue straggler" stars. Those stars ...

Opera Software sets up three release channels for Webkit based Opera
Inquirer
WEB BROWSER DEVELOPER Opera Software has announced that it will offer three versions of its recently released Webkit Opera web browser, similar to rival web browser outfit Mozilla. Opera Software's decision to ditch its own Presto rendering engine and ...

Safety regulators recommend licenses for self-driving cars
Reuters
DETROIT | Thu May 30, 2013 12:57pm EDT. DETROIT (Reuters) - Auto safety regulators outlined plans on Thursday to analyze the safety risks and benefits of self-driving cars over the next four years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged ...

Cheap leases offered to spur electric car sales
Businessweek
DETROIT (AP) — Auto companies are lowering lease prices for electric cars as they try to jump-start slow sales in a competitive market. Honda announced Thursday that it's slashing the monthly lease cost of its tiny Fit EV by one-third to $259 a month. Honda ...

Collapse of High Flying Israeli Firm Better Place Raises Doubts in Start-Up Nation
Wall Street Journal
The collapse of electric car venture Better Place marked a setback for proponents of green energy automobiles as well as French car maker Renault SA . For Israelis, the flame out of a start-up that raised $850 million after barely one year of sales has ...

The startup factory behind the hit game 'Dots'
CNN
(CNN) -- The failed-startup story is familiar by now. A pair of Stanford grads come up with a million-dollar idea, let's say Uber for cats. "Mewber" joins a startup accelerator, builds an iPhone app, gets a few million dollars from a venture capital firm, moves into a ...

Twitter acquisition Crashlytics launches Android version to help developers build ...
VentureBeat
App-crashing analytics and diagnostics company Crashlytics, which Twitter acquired in January, just announced an Android version. The company, which launched on iOS just over a year ago to “deobfuscate” application crashes, helps developers find what's ...

Google to unveil Moto X as it takes smartphone battle to Apple
The Guardian
Google has turned its guns on Apple by revealing plans for low-cost, futuristic smartphones assembled not in south-east Asia, but by 2,000 workers at a plant in Texas. A factory in Fort Worth that used to build Nokia handsets 15 years ago is to start work this ...

trio takes shortcut to space station
Sydney Morning Herald
An international trio flying in a Russian capsule docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday with a busy schedule full of space walks and an encounter with a pioneering US cargo craft. The six-month mission of Russian commander Fyodor ...

Dropbox suffers global outage: Communication handled well
ZDNet
Summary: UPDATED. The file storage service, open to SMB and enterprise customers, suffered an outage on Thursday. But it's a testament to the company that it communicated well and recovered quickly. Zack Whittaker. By Zack Whittaker for Between the ...

Apple iPod Touch Reaches 100 Million-Sold Mark
Mashable
Nearly six years after the iPod touch first launched in 2007, Apple is celebrating a milestone: It's sold 100 million of the pocket-sized media players. Since Apple first introduced the first-generation iPod in 2001 — transforming both the portable music player ...

Tips for Buying a Used Hybrid Car
New York Times (blog)
Like any used car, a used hybrid vehicle can save you money, both on the purchase price and on the insurance you carry. But there are special factors to take into account when shopping for a hybrid, beyond what you'd look for when buying a traditional used ...

Ancient Egyptians Crafted Jewelry From Meteorites
Discovery News
An ancient Egyptian iron bead found inside a 5,000-year-old tomb was crafted from a meteorite, new research shows. The tube-shaped piece of jewelry was first discovered in 1911 at the Gerzeh cemetery, roughly 40 miles (70 kilometers) south of Cairo.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown puts a current console experience on iPad
San Jose Mercury News (blog)
When XCOM: Enemy Unknown was announced for iOS, it may have marked a turning point in gaming. It doesn't sound like much but getting a current-gen console experience on Apple's devices is a huge step for the medium. The move does two things: A) It ...

PS4: Is Playstation 4 Already More Popular Than Xbox One?
International Business Times
Could gamers be more interested in the PS4 than the Xbox One? The Xbox One was revealed during an event held by Microsoft last week. Since Microsoft took the wraps off of the Xbox One, many gamers have voiced concerns regarding the Xbox One's ...

Twitter CEO Costolo Says Investing 'Heavily' in TV
Bloomberg
Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo said he sees television companies as valuable partners for its microblogging service and is investing accordingly. “Twitter is the social soundtrack for TV,” Costolo said today in an onstage interview at the D: All ...

Strangely behaving neutron star confounds scientists, may help explain laws of ...
National Post
The unexpected behaviour of a distant neutron star has scientists scratching their heads. Neutron stars are formed by a supernova — they're what's left after star runs out of fuel and collapses in on itself. They're ultra-dense, gravitationally powerful (trillions of ...

Blood sample extracted from preserved woolly mammoth
DVICE
Paleontologists recently found a 10,000-year-old Siberian woolly mammoth on the remote Lyakhovsky Islands off the northeast coast of the Russian mainland. This adult female mammoth likely died after getting caught in a swamp or other body of water and ...

The new Google Maps is here, and it could kill off the competition
TechRadar UK
Google showed off a new version of Google Maps at its annual IO conference earlier this month and is now offering the new system to a limited number of users as a preview. TechRadar has gained access to the new Google Maps and has taken a brief trip ...

Facebook pulls pages depicting violence against women
CNET
After an activist campaign and advertiser boycott, the social network deems any content that glorifies rape or domestic violence as hate speech. Several Facebook pages have popped up ...

Considerations On Fuse: What It Is, What It Isn't
Platform Nation
Reviewing games can be a tough nut to crack. There are a lot of temptations that you have to avoid to write something worthwhile and meaningful along with fun and easy to read. I'm not saying that I have it on lock, but I would like to think that I'm aware of ...

Cisco predicts massive data networking growth by 2017
Register
There are three sure things in life – death, taxes, and the insatiable hunger of people for more and more bandwidth. By 2017, over 1.4 zettabytes of data will be flowing over global networks, Cisco said in its latest Visual Networking Index forecast, which it ...

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30 May 2013

Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report (slides)



Mary Meeker at D11 presents Internet Trends.
CNET
PALOS VERDE, Calif. -- In 1993, on the Internet nobody would know you were a dog. In 2013, everybody knows that you are a dog. That's how Mary Meeker, a general partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, described changes over the last two ...

Facebook Launches Verified Accounts
Mashable
Did the real Justin Bieber just send you a friend request? Now you can know for sure, thanks to a new Facebook feature: Verified Pages. Much like verified accounts on Twitter, verified Facebook pages will now display a small blue check mark beside their ...

We should nuke dangerous asteroids, expert says
CNET
What could go wrong? Sending nuclear warheads into space might seem crazy, but it could be our only chance against asteroids in a crisis. Tim Hornyak. by Tim Hornyak. May 29, 2013 11:21 AM PDT Follow @robotopia. Hypervelocity hit: Comet Tempel 1 ...

Hellish Venus Dried Out Because It's Closer to Sun
Space.com
Ultraviolet rays from the sun sapped Venus' atmosphere of water during the planet's evolution, keeping it in a "prolonged molten state" for longer than Earth's molten state, a team of Japanese scientists has found. Venus' vastly different environment came ...

Sandberg: Teens not abandoning Facebook
CNET
Facebook's No. 2 exec also addresses lukewarm reaction to Home, saying the company is on a path to make it more stable: "You love it or you don't. It's bimodal." Dan Farber. by Dan Farber. May 29, 2013 10:20 AM PDT Follow @dbfarber. Facebook COO ...

Beam us up! Upstart's Transporter whisks small biz from cloud madness
Register
Connected Data has launched its cloud-free Transporter storage box in Europe. A second-generation version is due to go on sale in the US. The upstart hardware maker, which yesterday announced a merger with file storage firm Drobo, is betting that not ...

Cisco gobbles cloud power meter biz JouleX for $107m
Register
The cash-laden and ever-acquisitive Cisco Systems is at it again, and has snapped up JouleX, which has created a set of cloudy software tools to monitor and manage power consumption in the data center. Cisco is shelling out $107m to acquire JouleX, and ...

Facebook waves good-bye to Waze, opens door for Google
Computerworld
Computerworld - Facebook is reportedly pulling out of acquisition negotiations with mobile app provider Waze, opening the door for a Google buy. Citing unnamed sources,All Things D reported today that talks between Facebook and crowd-sourced mapping ...

Even Finns Don't Want Nokia Phones Anymore
Businessweek
Nokia, which once sat atop the pile in the mobile phone world, lost its distinction as Finland's leading seller of mobile phones in the first quarter, according to numbers from the research firm IDC, which were first reported by Digitoday.fi, a Finnish news site.

Robot predicts your actions - so it can help (or pour you a beer)
NBCNews.com
The robot helps a human accomplish a task it has anticipated they are attempting (putting something inside a refrigerator). It's a sci-fi trope that's been used in dozens of movies and books: The robot with the high-precision eyes, blazing-fast silicon brain, and ...

Use-it-yourself orbiting space telescope in the works
CNET
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has launched a $1 million Kickstarter campaign to raise money to put a publicly-accessible telescope into space, and fund educational research. Daniel Terdiman. by Daniel Terdiman. May 29, 2013 10:33 AM ...

Microsoft delivers first phase of Lync-Skype integration
ZDNet
Summary: Microsoft is rolling out, as promised, the first of its Lync-to-Skype integration capabilities, with more features and platform support to follow. Mary Jo Foley. By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | May 29, 2013 -- 15:22 GMT (08:22 PDT). Follow @ ...

Twitter supercharges tweeting on iOS and Android
CNET
The latest versions of Twitter's mobile apps are designed to make tweeting -- and sharing photos -- easier than ever. Daniel Terdiman. by Daniel Terdiman. May 29, 2013 10:56 AM PDT Follow @GreeterDan. Twitter released new versions of its iOS and ...

'Mars rat' spied by NASA's Curiosity rover
Fox News
Is that a rat on Mars? A photo from the mast camera on NASA's Curiosity rover reveals the dusty orange, rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet -- and what starry-eyed enthusiasts claim is a dusty orange rodent hiding among the stones. The photo, taken Sept.

New Gmail Inbox Will Auto-Organize Incoming Mail
ABC News
Google is about to make some big changes to its popular Gmail that will make it easier to sort email. Today the search giant announced a new style and some additional features, which are set to roll out soon. Android, iOS, and desktop users will be treated to ...

Apple Files $53M iPhone Settlement
ABC News
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has filed a $53 million preliminary class settlement agreement in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, potentially allowing $200 refunds to iPhone and iPod Touch customers who claim they should be covered under warranties ...

Microsoft adds a 256 GB Surface Pro to its line up
ZDNet
Summary: Microsoft is starting to roll out 256 GB versions of its Surface Pro tablet/PC hybrids, starting with Japan in June. Mary Jo Foley. By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft | May 29, 2013 -- 13:35 GMT (06:35 PDT). Follow @maryjofoley. Microsoft will ...

Archaeopteryx restored in fossil reshuffle
BBC News
What may be the earliest creature yet discovered on the evolutionary line to birds has been unearthed in China. The fossil animal, which retains impressions of feathers, is dated to be about 160 million years old. Scientists have given it the name Aurornis, ...

Microsoft Office 365 Hits 1 Million Subscriptions
Mashable
The latest version of Microsoft Office is the company's best-selling edition to date, hitting the 1 million milestone just 100 days after its launch, Microsoft announced on Wednesday. The company said Office 365 Home Premium — also known as Office 2013 ...

Google's 'Roll It' transforms your phone and PC into a virtual skee ball game
PCWorld (blog)
Prepare to waste some time today, though this game's a bit more difficult to hide from the boss than your average hand of Solitaire. Google's released a nifty little browser game dubbed Roll It, a virtual version of the classic skee ball game that shows what's ...

Twitter CEO: We're not competing with TV and news media, we're 'complementary'
VentureBeat
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. – While others might see tech companies as competing with the media, Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo doesn't see things that way. “We view ourselves as complementary to what those folks are doing, and we try to ...

On NYC's Wheels, Chicago Joins The Bike Sharing Craze
Forbes
Chicago has always been known as the Second City, and on Wednesday, it became the second major U.S. city this week to embrace bike sharing. The Windy City kicked off the membership drive for Divvy Bikes, a new transit system of 4,000 bikes and 400 ...

Tropes vs. Women In Video Games Reveals An Ugly Truth
Forbes
The Feminist Frequency uploaded the second episode of Tropes vs. Women in Video Games, “Damsels in Distress part 2″ on Tuesday, and whether or not you agree with Ms. Sarkeesian's analysis on female characters, she does bring to light an ugly truth ...

Social networks face free-speech test
Financial Times
In the US Supreme Court's 1964 landmark ruling on obscenity, Justice Potter Stewart famously refused to define pornography. “But I know it when I see it,” he wrote. Half a century later, social media networks are the new arbiter of what is offensive and what is ...

Tim Cook Should Stop Trying To Win Over Investors Through Speeches
Forbes
The stock has dropped from $700 to the low $400s.David Einhorn has criticized the company for not returning more cash to shareholders. Jeff Gundlach has said the company is no longer innovative. I thought Tim Cook was a fine leader last August and I still ...

Google+ iOS App Gets 'Awesome' Photo Boost
PC Magazine
Google on Tuesday rolled out an update to its Google+ iOS app, which focuses on keeping Google+ images organized and looking snazzy. In a blog post, Google's Frank Petterson tipped functions like Auto Backup, Highlight, Enhance, and Awesome, as well ...

Acer Working on Windows 8 Haswell-based Tablet
Tom's Hardware Guide
Currently using the codename "Bulgari," the unannounced tablet will reportedly feature a huge 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and an 8 MP camera on the back. The tablet is reportedly "almost ready" to launch, indicating that it could be one ...

Opera 15 provides a mish-mash of Opera features and the Chrome interface
Ars Technica
The beta of Opera's WebKit-based browser will be familiar to both Opera and Chrome fans. by Peter Bright - May 29, 2013 2:45 am UTC. The Web · 77. Opera Software has released the preview of Opera 15, the first version of its desktop browser to use the ...

ITC to review split decision in Apple v. Samsung patent case
Apple Insider
Ahead of an expected final decision in the coming months, the International Trade Commission will take another look at a decision by one of its judges that found Samsung had infringed one Apple patent but not another. overthinking. A figure from Apple's U.S. ...

AMD Still Too High To Buy After Bounce On Xbox And PlayStation Wins
Forbes
The big three in gaming consoles are Sony Sony, Microsoft Microsoft, and Nintendo Nintendo. Both Microsoft and Sony have announced new next generation consoles after a long hiatus. PS4 is the new console from Sony and Xbox One is the new console ...

Fast-Spinning Magnetic Star Has Strange Glitch
Space.com
One of the strongest magnets in the universe, a magnetar, is unexpectedly capable of a strange new kind of glitch — a mysterious, unexplained drop in speed, researchers say. Unraveling what briefly put the brakes on this powerhouse's spin could help shed ...

Verizon's Galaxy S4 will be first to utilize faster LTE spectrum
TechRadar UK
Sure, you can buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 from any major U.S. carrier, but how many of them can promise you'll have an even faster data connection in just a few short months? If you answered Verizon, give yourself a pat on the back. Bloomberg reported ...

Google updates New York Street View with 9/11 memorial
CNET (blog)
Those of you who can't travel to New York City to see the 9/11 memorial can now tour it through the eyes of Google's Street View. The latest changes to Street View display images of the memorial at the World Trade Center site where you can zoom in and out ...

ILOA details its ILO-X lunar telescope, wants it on the Moon in 2015
Engadget
The International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express have spent years working on their privately-backed, Moon-bound ILO-X telescope. Today, they can finally share the nuts-and-bolts details of their flight test hardware. Not surprisingly, the ...

iPhone owners spend 55% more time on their phone than Android users
Apple Insider
New smartphone usage data shows that iPhone owners spend an additional 26 minutes per day on Apple's handset more than the average Android device user. Experian. While an Android smartphone owner spends an average of 49 minutes per day on ...

MediaTek launches quad-core tablet chip
PCWorld
Taiwan's MediaTek has launched a new quad-core ARM processor for tablets that is slated to be used in an upcoming IdeaTab device from Lenovo. The MT8125 chip features a quad-core processor built with ARM's Cortex A7 CPU and can run at up to 1.5 ...

Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 ...
The Verge
Microsoft is teaming up with GlacierWorks to launch Everest: Rivers of Ice, an interactive website that lets you explore the areas around the world's tallest mountain. Built entirely in HTML5, Rivers of Ice contains gigapixel panoramas that capture life in the ...

AMD bridges road to ARM with new low-power x86 server chips
PCWorld
Advanced Micro Devices had no plans to release low-power x86 server chips until the release of its ARM-based servers in 2014, but sagging server fortunes have changed the company's direction. The company is introducing two low-power quad-core ...

GM 'hybrid' fish pose threat to natural populations, scientists warn
The Guardian
The offspring of genetically modified salmon and wild brown trout are even faster growing and more competitive than either of their parents, a new study has revealed, increasing fears that GM animals escaping into the wild could harm natural populations.

New Macs, Updated iOS and Mac Software, No iOS Hardware Expected for ...
Mac Rumors
Wwdc Following Tim Cook's appearance at D11 last night, respected Apple journalist Jim Dalrymple has posted his expectations for Apple's WWDC Keynote next month. It's not clear if Dalrymple, who is known to have excellent contacts at Apple, is passing on ...

Frozen plants from the Little Ice Age regenerate spontaneously
Ars Technica
Retreating glaciers are proving to be good news for plant scientists. Underneath one such glacier on Ellesmere Island in Canada, researchers have found plants that they believe have regrown after being entombed in the glacier for more than 400 years, since ...

What does Blue mean for Windows Server 2012?
ZDNet
We're expecting to hear the details about the Blue update of Windows Server 2012 that's proceeding in tandem with Windows 8.1 (as the Blue update of Windows 8 is now known) at Microsoft's TechEd in the first week of June. We've heard little about this ...

Small-scale US lab experiment removes CO2 from atmosphere at relatively low ...
Environment & Energy Publishing
Scientists say they have found a cheaper and more efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory also say that their tested process has added benefits -- it may be able to reduce ...

Google may have to revise proposals to EU competition authorities yet again
ComputerWeekly.com
Computer Weekly is the leading provider of news, analysis, and opinion for the UK IT community. DOWNLOAD NOW! IT Management. IT management. Strategy · Governance · IT leadership & CW500 · Project management · Supplier management ...

New Space Station Crew Arrive in Record Time
Discovery News
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the Expedition 36/37 crew to the International Space Station is seen in station cameras just before docking on May 28, 2013. NASA TV. Related Links. VIDEO: What Space Does to the Human Body · New Space Station Crew ...

BlackBerry Q10 coming to T-Mobile June 5
CNET (blog)
You may have already pre-ordered the T-Mobile BlackBerry Q10, but today TMO officially announced the device will hit its stores on June 5. T-Mobile also disclosed the physical-keyboarded handset will cost an initial payment of $99.99. Running BlackBerry's ...

Here we go again! Analyst says PC market will wait for Windows Blue
PCWorld
As the PC market continues to tip further into free fall–with IDC forecasting a 7.8 percent sales decline this year—one Wall Street analyst suggested Tuesday that PC buyers will continue to wait for Windows Blue and the second half of 2013 to upgrade their ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to arrive early alongside two new iPhones?
TechRadar UK
The next few months could turn out to be pretty busy as rumours start to circulate around several new smartphones which may break cover in that time. Now we'll warn you that the latest news comes via Digitimes - the incredibly hit and miss Taiwanese ...


Apple CEO: Google Glass a 'difficult' product
CNN International
Rancho Palos Verdes, California (CNN) -- Google Glass, the wearable technology from the search giant, is gaining a ton of buzz. But Apple CEO Tim Cook is not a huge fan of its potential. "I think from a mainstream point of view, this is difficult ...

Amazon now supports signing in to apps, sites with your Amazon ID
PCWorld
Using a new API announced by Amazon Web Services, developers can use Amazon.com, Facebook, or Google's sign-in systems for their cloud-based apps. Perhaps more importantly for end users, Amazon Web Services has also integrated the recently ...

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29 May 2013

Google to Build Wireless Networks Abroad

Google is getting the next billion people online--

Google to Build Wireless Networks Abroad, Expand Ad Empire: Report
eWeek
Google is strategizing to bring wireless connectivity (and mobile ads) to parts of the world without Internet access, says a new report. Nokia has talked about getting the next billion people online, but it's Google that's planning to build the networks. Google is ...

Western Digital debuts Se enterprise-class drive family
ZDNet
The four drives, which will ship in capacities between two terabytes and four terabytes, are now available through select distributors and resellers. They are priced between $160 and $310. Large-scale replicated environments, mid-sized network attached ...

Why Israel's Map App Waze Is Grabbing the Attention of Google and Facebook
Bloomberg
The potential bidding tussle for Waze Inc., which uses information from online communities to improve driving directions, reflects the widening importance of maps on smartphones and other handheld gadgets. Waze has come long ...

EU to Ask More of Google
Wall Street Journal
BRUSSELS—The European Union's competition watchdog is likely to ask Google Inc. to make further concessions to address the concerns of competitors who have complained about the way the Internet search giant displays results. EU antitrust chief ...

Opera Launches Chromium-Based 'Next' Browser for Windows, Mac
PC Magazine
Opera has totally revamped the desktop version of its browser, which is now available for trial on Windows and Mac. The all-new browser, dubbed Opera Next 15, was built from scratch with a refreshed design and a slew of new features for a better browsing ...

Obama to confront Chinese president over spate of cyber-attacks on US
The Guardian
Barack Obama will confront Chinese president Xi Jinping next week over a spate of cyber-attacks on the US, including the latest allegation that Chinese hackers gained access to more than two dozen of America's most advanced weapons systems.

QE2 asteroid will fly by Earth, stay safe 3.6 million miles away at closest ...
Fox News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – QE2 is set to sail ... at thousands of miles per second. An asteroid more than 1½ miles long -- with the same name as the famous cruise ship -- will zoom past Earth this week from a far-off distance. The big rock is called Asteroid ...

97% global warming consensus meets resistance from scientific denialism
The Guardian
The Skeptical Science survey finding 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming has drawn an incredible amount of media attention. Hundreds of media stories documented our survey and results. Lead author John Cook and I participated in a ...

The Walls Come Down in Fortress Nokia
Wall Street Journal
Samsung has vaulted to top spot by taking a commanding position in Finland's market for smartphones, and now controls 36% of the Finnish market compared with Nokia's 33.5%. A year ago, Nokia had a 48% share of the Finnish market, compared with 28% ...

Samsung likely to reveal Galaxy S 4 mini at June 20 event
Los Angeles Times
Samsung has scheduled a press event for June 20, where it is expected to introduce new products for its Android and Windows Phone lineups. The company Monday sent out an invitation for the event, saying it will take place in London starting at 10 a.m. PDT ...

Invasive lice causing baldness, death in US deer
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California wildlife officials in say an invasion of aggressive lice is causing deer across the state to go bald and is linked to numerous deer deaths. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that since 2009, researchers have collected hair ...

PC industry bleeding to explode into full-blown hemorrhaging in 2013, says IDC
PCWorld
The long, slow bleeding out of the PC market is going to explode into full-on hemorrhaging in 2013. So sayeth the market analysts at IDC, which just released a revised PC shipment forecast that casts the computer business in a very unflattering light.

Scientists transform cement into liquid metal
CNET
Laser beams and an aerodynamic levitator help scientists melt cement into a metallic-glass material that can act as a semiconductor. This playful image composite released ...

Report: Majority of Windows 8 Users Ignore Metro / Modern UI Applications
Tom's Hardware Guide
According to Soluto's May 2013 Monthly Insights Report, the majority of Windows 8 users on desktops, tablets and touch-screen notebooks do not use Metro / Modern UI applications. Included in Soluto's latest Monthly Insights Report is a rather interesting ...

Can Earthlings Crowdfund a Moon Colony?
Bloomberg
The idea of moon colony isn't quite so alien anymore. Bigelow Aerospace LLC, a Las Vegas-based company that makes inflatable space habitats, has reached an agreement with NASA to study the possibility of returning men to the moon. It's part of a larger ...

A Ferrari Extravaganza at the RM Villa Erba Auction
New York Times (blog)
This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competitizione sold at an RM Auctions event in Jerry Garrett This 1953 Ferrari 340/375 MM Berlinetta Competitizione sold at an RM Auctions event in Italy late Saturday for $12,812,800. CERNOBBIO, Italy – A Ferrari ...

Mozilla and Foxconn Are Reportedly Building a Firefox Tablet
Mashable
Mozilla is teaming up with Taiwanese company Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known as Foxconn — to launch a new device running the Firefox OS. Mozilla confirmed the partnership to Reuters and although the company wouldn't share the exact nature ...

Is It Time For A Private Space Race?
Forbes
With the NASA on Russia for rides to the International Space Station (ISS) at $70.7m a seat until 2017 at the earliest, advocates of space exploration are increasingly looking to the private sector for their jetpack, moonwalk, rocket-powered future.

BL2: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep - The First 40 Minutes
GameSpot
Gearbox's Anthony Burch gets snarky while showing off the first forty minutes in Tiny Tina's DLC. Download. Choose your preferred download format: HD H.264 ...

Google Play Still Missing Top App Titles From iOS, Many Of Which Are Games
TechCrunch
Many of today's tech companies and startups are still building their apps for iOS first, despite Android's growing marketshare. The problem stems from a lack of in-house talent, fewer Android-owning beta testers, technical hurdles, fragmentation issues, ...

LG Announces White Nexus 4, No Nexus 5
PCWorld
In a spring season loaded with new entries into the smartphone market, LG has announced a new color for its prized Nexus 4 model. It's also been reported that the new white Nexus 4 will most likely be the end of the Nexus line, and that previous indications ...

Microsoft Study: Employees More Productive With Social Tools Yet Companies ...
Forbes
I've been thinking lately of corporate America's social lobotomy. Its disconnect between the wants and the want-nots. According to a recent Microsoft survey conducted by research firm Ipsos, nearly 50% of employees believe social tools make them ...

WordPress Is Now 10 Years Old
Mashable
Ten years ago today, the first public release of WordPress became available. Initially started as a fork of the little-known blogging platform b2/Cafelog, WordPress has grown to be the largest CMS in the world, powering an astounding 18% of the web.

Centuries-old frozen plants revived
BBC News
Plants that were frozen during the "Little Ice Age" centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say. Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions. Researchers say this ...

Rumor: Apple to double 'iPhone 5S' Retina resolution to 1.5M pixels
Apple Insider
A new report claims Apple is planning to increase the resolution of a future iPhone model to 1.5 million pixels — double that of the pixel count on the current iPhone 5. The details come from a report by Chinese-language Weiphone (via Unwired View), which ...

Time-lapse video of Mars Curiosity rover sums up nine months of work - in just ...
Daily Mail
An amazing time-lapse video has squeezed the Mars Curiosity rover's nine-month mission into just one minute of viewing. The incredible clip is the work of Karl Sanford, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who claims that it's his first time making such a video.

U.N.: Accelerating loss of biodiversity poses serious threat to human survival
Science Recorder
A decline in the diversity of farmed plants and livestock breeds is gathering pace, threatening future food supplies for the world's growing population, the head of a new United Nations panel on biodiversity said on Monday.

The Evil Within Impressions: Pure Blooded Terror
Neoseeker
What is "Survival Horror"? The term, originally coined back in 1996 with the release of Shinji Mikami's Resident Evil, officially means something along the lines of de-emphasized combat and the confrontation of traditionally horrific ideas and enemies.

Humpback whale spotted in Boston Harbor
Boston.com
BOSTON (AP) — A juvenile and possibly injured humpback whale was spotted swimming in Boston Harbor on Memorial Day before making its way back to the open ocean. The whale was spotted Monday morning by a whale watch boat about a half mile off ...

Microsoft Maneuvers For Piece Of Used Video Game Market
Forbes
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 08: GameStop e... The controversy over used games has erupted ever since the unveiling of the new Xbox One by Microsoft Microsoft. In my analysis, Microsoft is purposely creating this confusion about used games.

Great guns, but Fuse shooter is bursting with sameness
Globe and Mail
If I had to pinpoint it, I'd say it was between the 142nd and 143rd wave of seemingly unending generic enemies that I lost interest in Fuse, the latest shooter from Insomniac Games. Or maybe it was between the 202nd and 203rd? Who can really tell? That's not ...

Mojang's Scrolls open beta launch date and pricing revealed, collect those cards ...
Neoseeker
Scrolls, that Mojang card game that had the crazy legal battle with Bethesda over the rights to the title Scrolls, now has a sort of release date. Just like Minecraft, Scrolls purchases will unlock access to the game's open beta and then the full release later on.

Google Glass: facial recognition coming soon
Telegraph.co.uk
The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer ...

Future iPhone could adjust its volume based on your proximity
CNET
A newly published patent application from Apple describes a way in which the iPhone would automatically lower or raise its volume based on how close you are to the device....

For the cicada-obsessed, a place to watch them in action around the clock
Washington Post
Cicada Invasion. Go on bug watch with 'Cicada Cam'. More health and science news. Kids use Adderall and Ritalin without parents' knowledge. Rachel Rettner. Study finds disconnect between teens using stimulants without a perscription and parental ...

Bike Share Gets Rolling Across City
Wall Street Journal
Straddling a bike but never pedaling, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg rolled out a long-awaited bike-share program with a ding of a bicycle bell on Monday, an effort dubbed the city's first new public-transit option in 75 years. A signature Bloomberg ...

Testing an Android App Is a Huge Headache. Until Now. Meet TestFairy!
Huffington Post
While the mobile smartphone wars continue to intensify, judging by the pure market share numbers, Android is the clear winner. Again, not talking about revenue, mind share, branding or anything else, just pure market share. Yet, despite its dominance and ...

German rail network to fight graffiti with drones
CNET
Deutsche Bahn wants to deploy silent drones to thwart vandalism to its trains and property, which cost the operator nearly $10 million last year. Trains such as Deutsche Bahn's ...

Evacuations begin as volcano rumbles to life
New Zealand Herald
Chilean Interior and Security Minister Andres Chadwick said officials would soon begin evacuating 2240 people. Chilean and Argentine officials issued a red alert for the increasingly active Copahue volcano bordering the two countries and ...

Here's how to hunt planets in the dusk
Canada.com
Looking westward tonite (May 28th) about 45 minutes after sunset from about 40 degrees north. If you've never seen the planet Mercury, ...

Magic Lantern brings the gift of Raw video to Canon 50D
imaging resource
First announced way back in 2008, the Canon EOS 50D had a long run as Canon's premier mid-level DSLR. And this rather old camera may soon be getting a new lease on life thanks to the addition of a feature that it was never intended to have: video ...

UK Man Wins Curiosity, Finds Out What's Inside the Cube
Tom's Hardware Guide
Released back in November, Peter Molyneux and 22 Cans' Curiosity has attracted quite a bit of attention over the last six months. The experimental mobile game was launched as a multiplayer social experiment that saw players attempt to gain access to a ...

Google Buzz Data Migrated To Google Drive
Ubergizmo
Google Buzz Data Migrated To Google Drive Google is certainly big on the cloud, and their ill fated Google Buzz might still have some life left in it, or at least, in a spiritual sense. We have heard that Google's social service that hit a brick wall in October 2011, ...

Verizon Brings Blue RAZR HD And RAZR M To Market
Hot Hardware
Over the years, U.S. carriers have begun grasping for straws when it comes to "exclusives." In more recent days, coloring has been the in-thing. AT&T just announced that it would be the exclusive home to a red version of the Galaxy S4, and now Verizon is ...

Bell sounds for TV everywhere in Canada
Rapid tv news
Leading Canadian telco Bell Canada has launched technology that it claims will free viewers' HDTV experiences from cable. The new Fibe TV Wireless Receiver, exclusive to Bell, enables customers to transmit TV to up to five additional screens around a ...

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Interplanetary GPS Using Pulsar Signals

Like GPS, but using Pulsar Signals--

An Interplanetary GPS Using Pulsar Signals | MIT Technology Review: "Astronomers are aware of well over 2,000 pulsars and the next generation of radio observatories are expected to reveal tens of thousands more. The basic idea behind this interplanetary navigation system is to use the signals from these pulsars in essentially the same way that we use GPS satellites to navigate on Earth. By measuring the arrival time of pulses from at least three different pulsars and comparing this with their predicted arrival time, it is possible to work out a position in three-dimensional space."

First Riders Hit the Streets as Bike Share Program Begins
New York Times
New York City introduced its long-awaited bike share system on Monday, supplying thousands of bikes, scattered across more than 300 stations, for public use in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Iran fingered for attacks on US power firms
Register
Iranian hackers are launching state-sanctioned attacks on US energy firms and hope to sabotage critical infrastructure by targeting industrial control systems, according to American officials. The attacks on oil, gas and power firms have so far concentrated on ...

EU quizzes telcos on Apple sales tactics against rivals
Reuters
By Foo Yun Chee and Michael Perry. BRUSSELS | Mon May 27, 2013 2:00pm EDT. BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are seeking information whether Apple's iPhone distribution deals with mobile telecoms operators may be aimed at shutting out ...

Samsung teases new Android, Windows devices for June 20 event
Apple Insider
On the heels of launching its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, Samsung is now gearing up to introduce more Android devices, as well as new Windows products, at a June 20 event in London. Samsung. In an invitation sent out to members of the ...

Chile orders evacuation around stirring southern volcano
Reuters
Chilean authorities ordered on Monday a mandatory evacuation of a 25-km (15.5-mile) radius around the active Copahue volcano, which straddles the border with Argentina. The volcano ...

Thousands of cave paintings have been discovered in Mexico
io9
Archaeologists have uncovered nearly 5,000 cave paintings at 11 different sites in Mexico, the likely product of early hunter-gatherers. What's even more remarkable is that the area was previously thought to be uninhabited. The discovery was made in the ...

Rumor: Redesigned Gmail App with 'Smartlabels' Feature Supposedly ...
Android Police
About 2 days ago, an anonymous tipster emailed TNW, Android Police, and probably a few other sites with screenshots of an alleged Gmail redesign that would automatically categorize your emails into separate inboxes. We didn't run the pictures because ...

New Intel chips to boost laptop battery by 50 percent
DVICE
Today's laptops are held back, not by processing power, but by battery life. Even the best laptops can't go more than an average of five hours with multiple intensive applications running. Intel's fourth-generation "Haswell" chips are going to change that.

Romania village of Clinceni claims largest flag record
BBC News
An estimated 200 people in the Romanian village of Clinceni have unfurled what the Guinness World Records say is the largest flag ever made. The flag, measuring 349m (1,145ft) by 227m (744ft) and weighing five tonnes, was spread over seven acres of an ...

Google chairman Eric Schmidt 'perplexed' about foreign income tax controversy
VentureBeat
But Google chairman Eric Schmidt told the BBC that the kerfuffle is all rather confusing. “What we are doing is legal. I'm rather perplexed by this debate, which has been going in the UK for some time, because I view taxes as not optional,” the former Google ...

Apple's Problem Isn't Skeuomorphism, It's Services
TechCrunch
So iOS 7, it seems, is going to do away with much of the skeuomorphic design that has crept into the operating system and its utilities. Jony Ive, rumor has it, has done away with all the textures and real-world analogs in iOS 7 and has switched to a flat design ...

Google to Build Wireless Networks in Africa, Asia
ABC News (blog)
Google is working to connect a billion or more new Internet users in the emerging markets of Africa and Asia, reports the Wall Street Journal. The proposed network's infrastructure is said to differ from Google's high-speed Google Fiber service in that instead of ...

#Hashtags: Facebook's missing link to pop culture
CNET
The # symbol has become the key to connecting to people and events you care about on social media. It's also an obvious hole for Facebook. A ...

Scrolls, the second game from Minecraft creator Mojang, gears up for open beta ...
PCWorld
When your studio's very first game is Minecraft, the monumentally successful indie classic that went on to sell millions and inspire extreme devotion in gamers around the globe, what could you possibly follow up with? For Mojang, the answer is Scrolls, a game ...

Has Yahoo's relaunch of Flickr revitalized the photo service — or ruined it?
GigaOM
Some of the criticism Yahoo has gotten about its Flickr relaunch likely comes from users who are resistant to change of any kind — but critics have also raised some good questions about it changes the service's focus. yahoo-reflected-in-eye-o. photo: Getty ...

Not Near the Cicadas? Watch Them on Live Cicada Cam
ABC News (blog)
If you live on the East Coast you've started to witness the invasion. Their shells have started to cover the ground and their high-pitched buzzing has begun to fill the air. They're the Cicadas and the bugs have begun to emerge for the first time in 17 summers.

Geoengineering: Our Last Hope, or a False Promise?
New York Times
CANBERRA, Australia — THE concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere recently surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in three million years. If you are not frightened by this fact, then you are ignoring or denying science.

5 Sky Events This Week: Row of Planets, Summer Triangle
National Geographic
An artist's concept of the asteroid belt filled with rocks and dusty debris orbiting between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Evening planets continue to dazzle all week long, the largest asteroid in the solar system pays a brief visit, ...

What's in the cube? The secret behind Peter Molyneux's 'Curiosity' is digital ...
VentureBeat
After seven months, one person has reached the center of Curiosity — What's Inside the Cube?, the video game social experiment from legendary designer Peter Molyneux and his studio 22Cans — and he's receiving a reward that's godly in scale.

SkyScreamer spins Texas thrill riders 35mph 400 feet above the ground
New York Daily News
Don't go on this ride if you're scared of heights. The SkyScreamer in Texas takes thrill riders a dizzying 400 feet up into the air before spinning them around at 35 mph in a 124-foot circle. Cowboy Chris of KLTY-FM tests out the new Texas SkyScreamer at Six ...

Lenovo plans to start selling smartphones in the US within a year
TechSpot
Lenovo has confirmed plans to start selling smartphones stateside within the next year, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. The company is already the second-biggest smartphone maker in China with a market share of 11.4 percent, trailing ...

Consoles Moving Into Next Generation
New York Times
REDMOND, Wash. — On a gray day here last week, Microsoft officials welcomed a few hundred people into a tent pitched on a soccer field at the company's headquarters. Microsoft was unveiling an appliance, the Xbox One, which takes up about as much ...

Google to Migrate Your Buzz Data to Google Drive
PC Magazine
Buh-bye, Buzz. Or, should we say, buh-bye Buzz data. While Google's ambitious social service died in December of 2011, less than two years into its existence, that didn't mean that users – the few who actually enjoyed using Buzz – were left without a way to ...

Ring Nebula is expanding at 43000 miles an hour, according to Hubble
Science Recorder
The Ring Nebula apparently has been misnamed: It's not a ring at all, but a football-shaped jelly doughnut. A group of scientists reported this conclusion in a statement Thursday following a first-ever video reconstruction of the interstellar body based on ...

Delta 4 Rocket Blasts into Space with Military Communications Satellite
Science World Report
A U.S. military satellite has now been launched into space. On Friday, an unmanned Delta 4 rocket ferrying the satellite into space blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In this image, Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch ...

Google releases Glass' roots, warns it may turn specs to bricks
Register
Google has posted what it's describing as “factory system images and the kernel source code for Glass”. First spotted by Android Police, the downloads “allow you to root your Glass and flash it back to factory specifications.” Which sounds just the thing for ...

Apollo 11 Moon Dust Forgotten In Warehouse Emerges: Space Rocks Collected ...
KpopStarz
Apollo 11 Moon Dust Forgotten In Warehouse Emerges: Space Rocks Collected By Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin Surface. Moon dust that was forgotten for almost 40 years has recently been found in storage in California....

TECH NOW: Fitness apps can inspire you to shape up
USA TODAY
Forget fad diets and expensive gyms. One of the best get-in-shape go-to's could be right in the palm of your hand: your smartphone. There's a whole host of new, fun and really creative fitness apps that can inspire you to shape up, anytime, anywhere.

FWS: Endangered Cave-Dwelling Fish a $4 Million Cost to Save?
Design & Trend
This cave-dwelling fish is believed to live only within Perry County, Missouri. The species could cost up to $4 million to save, according to the FWS. (Photo: via The French Tribune). Like Us on Facebook ...

Syrian Electronic Army hacks ITV Twitter account
Computer Business Review
The Twitter account of the British broadcaster ITV has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, within a week after the micro-blogging site announced plan to strengthen security to prevent such attacks. ITV's London news Twitter account @itvlondon was ...

Nintendo's Donkey Kong Meets Real Gorillas!
WTVY, Dothan
The Los Angeles Zoo kicked off a four-day event by renaming the gorilla habitat as "Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at Campo Gorilla Reserve" to celebrate the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for Nintendo 3DS. The weekend long campaign ...

C Spire Wireless set to expand its 4G LTE network in Alabama, Florida and ...
PhoneDog
Most U.S. carriers are currently in the process of rolling out their 4G LTE networks, and C Spire Wireless is no different. The operator recently detailed its plans for its next LTE network expansion, which it says will kick off in August and wrap up in November.

Square Enix Announces Date of Final Fantasy XIV's Rebirth
Inside AX
Redubbed Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn last year, Square Enix's latest foray into online gaming will be released on August 27, 2013. The game will be available on both Windows PC and the PlayStation 3 in standard and collector's editions. Customer's ...

Awesome League of Legends cinematic
Lazygamer
The guys over at League of Legends developer Riot Games have made a pretty impressive cinematic… for no apparent reason. Yup, Riot Games must be doing well if they're able to throw money at a project like this. It's a pretty cool video, even if it doesn't ...

Social Media Powered Car Runs On Tweets, Facebook likes and Other Social ...
Headlines & Global News
A group of high-school students from Kansas City have rebuilt a car to generate power from social media updates and interactions. A group of high school students and staff at MINDDRIVE, a program for students from Kansas City's urban core, have rejigged a ...

Now You Can Get a Prepaid iPhone Through AT&T
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
While iPhone users did have access to the prepaid service before, no data service was available, which rendered most of the phone's functions useless. A package with unlimited calling and 1 gigabyte of data is available for $65 a month. Plans costing $25 ...

A year after SpaceX's first major launch, space exploration has never been hotter
VentureBeat
A year ago, space transportation startup SpaceX successfully launched a private unmanned ship into space to bring cargo to the International Space Station. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space carrying a Dragon capsule full of supplies on May 22 ...


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