24 June 2013

Edward Snowden, a geek "Jason Bourne," seeks asylum

Reportedly, Edward Snowden, the geek "Jason Bourne," has flown to Moscow and is seeking asylum in Ecuador--

Edward Snowden asks for asylum in Ecuador: live updates | World news | guardian.co.uk: "Snowden is reportedly booked on a flight on Monday from Moscow to Havana, after which he is believed to be heading for another Latin American destination, reported variously as Venezuela or Ecuador."

How Web mail providers leave door open for NSA surveillance | Politics and Law - CNET News: "A survey of top mail providers shows that Google is alone in using strong encryption, known as SMTP-TLS, to fully armor e-mail connections for its users, as long as the other company's server is willing to encrypt as well. SMTP-TLS also protects employee e-mail at security-conscious companies, large law firms, and sensitive government agencies including the NSA, the White House, and the Department of Homeland Security. (You can check on your own provider by typing in your e-mail address at CheckTLS.com.)"

Google Glass: New gadget is a smartphone packed into headgear
New York Daily News
“The Explorer program was created to get Glass in the hands of everyday people and we're excited to see some of the amazing and inspiring things they do with it out in the world,” said Google Glass communications manager Anna Richardson White ...

Google Person Finder to trace missing persons in Uttarakhand's flood-affected ...
Indian Express
Search engine giant Google has launched an application "Person Finder" to offer information on missing people in flood-affected areas in the country, including Uttarakhand. Google Person Finder is a web application that allows individuals to post and ...

Huawei: 'Apple is now slipping. We want to be higher than them'
If that sounds like hubris, no lesser figure than Sir Charles Dunstone, chief executive of Carphone Warehouse, says Huawei's a force to be reckoned with: “I think it'd be hard to displace Samsung andApple. But with products like these priced like they ...

Google's shame: Search for 'Facebook video of' and you get a series of ...
Daily Mail
Google has been forced to urgently change its predictive search function after The Mail on Sunday revealed that the internet giant was directing users to a sickening video of a man beheading a woman and articles about a vile clip of a man sexually ...

Ecosya on Microsoft's Surface Pro – review
The Guardian
The Windows 8 app store still doesn't boast the diversity of Apple's offering, but the range is increasing and with the introduction of the new Surface Pro tablet (from £719, microsoftstore.co.uk),Microsoft has opened up a whole new world of tablet ...

Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone – what can I do?
The Guardian
In this case, you are additionally protected by the Amazon "safe buying guarantee", which guarantees physical goods purchased from third party sellers. If the goods fail to arrive within three days of the maximum delivery estimate you can complain to ...

How Apple, Google & Microsoft are grappling with Indian taxman
Economic Times
Apple India itself paid tax of Rs 156 crore to the Indian government in 2011-12, and of the three tech companies' Indian operations ET Magazine looked at for this story — Apple, Google and Microsoft— it was the one with the least amount of taxes ...

Doctor Performs First Google Glass-Equipped Surgery
PC Magazine
Dr. Rafael Grossmann, of the Eastern Maine Medical Center, recently performed his first Googlesurgery with Google Glass in tow. As far as we can tell, it's also the first such Google Glass-equipped surgery in the device's history – complete with a ...

Apple iOS 7 Release Date To Coincide With iPhone 5S, 'Cheap' iPhone 6 ...
International Business Times
Apple is traditionally mum about product details before they're officially unveiled, but given what was unveiled at WWDC 2013, and the timetable in which Apple plans to release its redesigned operating system for iPhone and iPad, we fully believe we've ...

FTC To Review Google's Waze Acquisition On Antitrust Grounds ...
By Natasha Lomas
Google stepped in and picked up Waze earlier this month, ending months of acquisition rumours in which the service had been linked with a variety of other suitors — including Facebook, Apple and even Microsoft. In the end Mountain View ...

FTC Reviewing Google's Waze Acquisition - John Paczkowski ...
By John Paczkowski
Google on Saturday confirmed that it has been contacted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the acquisition. The company and the FTC both declined to comment on the nature of the inquiry, but it's pretty obvious what's going on ...

Google's Waze acquisition catches FTC's investigative eyes
By Joe Pollicino
Google officially acquired the crowd-sourced mapping and traffic app Waze earlier this month, but the $1.1 billion deal is hitting a last-minute jam. The.
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FTC Probes Google-Waze Deal - The Next Web
By Jon Russell
Added to that, Microsoft is an investor in the startup. The deal was seen by many as as defensive move from Google that prevented Waze and its technology ending up in the hands of a rival like Facebook or Apple. That's an angle that is sure ...
The Next Web Top Stories

Why Is Apple Being Evasive About PRISM? | Cult of Mac
By Mike Elgan
Apple posted a public notice called “Apple's Commitment to Customer Privacy” in which they dodge and weave their way through key bits of information. It.
Cult of Mac

Microsoft to Pull Complete Reversal on Xbox One DRM Policies ...
Sources indicate Microsoft is going to move away from what's caused the company so much headache.

Google deal for map app Waze attracts FTC antitrust review
Web giant confirms agency's investigation of its $1.1 billion acquisition of the map app, The Wall Street Journal reports. Waze's mobile ...

Panda gives birth to twins in China
San Francisco Chronicle
BEIJING (AP) — A giant panda has given birth to twins, the first pair of the endangered species born in the world this year, according to a wildlife center in southwest China. The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan ...

Facebook's #hashtags will be great for marketers (users, not so much)
Facebook pitched hashtags as a wondrous upgrade for users. The real beneficiaries will be brands and advertisers as they get ever closer to their potential customers. After Facebook ...

AOL Picks Up Google Reader's Slack with New Reader
Tom's Guide
Back in mid-March, Google revealed that it would be shutting down its Google Reader RSS feed manager. The service was to survive only until July 1 before it meeting its demise. Naturally, the decision came as a shock to the thousands of loyal Google ...

Instagram update an insta-success
Instagram late last week rolled out an app update that enables users to upload video in 15-second snippets. As you might expect, users can choose from up to thirteen distinct filters to apply to their video. So how did Instagram's photo-loving user base take to ...

Moonday night: Skywatchers revel in one of the most impressive celestial events ...
The Independent
The night skies were graced by the arrival of the “supermoon” this weekend, offering skywatchers around the globe one of the most impressive celestial events of the year. Astronomers call it a “perigee full moon”, a relatively rare moment when a full Moon ...

End Times – Scripture vs. Climate
UK Progressive Magazine
The mainstream press has not yet picked up on the most pressing issue of our time, which is rapid warming of the Arctic with a consequent colossal release of methane into the atmosphere, threatening an extinction event. On the other hand, the press has no ...

Review: Apple's new 11-inch MacBook Air
Apple Insider
Apple unveiled the latest incarnation of its hot-selling MacBook Air lineup at WWDC 2013, taking somewhat of a gamble in concentrating on greatly extended battery life in lieu of a more conventional performance boost. But did that bet pay off? MBA. When it ...

AT&T joins discount parade, offers iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S at 50% off
For a limited time, AT&T is running a promotion where users can get 50% off the purchase price of any smartphone up to $199. That being the case, a 16 GB iPhone 5 can be snatched up for just $99 with an accompanying two-year contract. What's more, a ...

Max Payne 3 is on the Mac; can you handle it?
This week, Feral Interactive announced Tropico 4, which took me all the way back to 2003 and the original Tropico. Rockstar games is taking us back even further with the release of Max Payne 3; the original Max Payne hit the Mac in 2002. A lot has changed ...

Will Less Be More for Project Shield? Nvidia cuts price to $299
CIO Today
Project Shield uses Nvidia's new Tegra 4 processor, complete with its Wi-Fi technology and HD video and audio, in a console-grade controller. Project Shield can be used to play on its own integrated screen or on a big screen, and on the couch or anywhere ...

New York City Deploys Public Solar Phone-Charging Stations
In order to help city residents and commuters stay connected, NYC will be setting up eco-friendly charging spots to keep their phones running all day. Many a smartphone user can attest that a after a day of heavy use most phones are running on empty.

Tokyo court rules Samsung copied Apple's “bounce back” patent
Samsung has infringed on Apple's patent covering a “bounce-back” feature, a Tokyo court has decided. The Korean company reportedly copied the feature in which icons on smartphones and tablets quiver back when users scroll to the end of a document.

NASA signs on to European-Japanese mission to Mercury
Science Recorder
On Thursday, NASA administrator Charles Bolden signed on to the BepiColombo mission to Mercury, a joint project with the European and Japanese space agencies. As designed, the mission will consist of two spacecraft that will orbit Mercury, mapping the ...

Borderlands 2 Tiny Tina DLC: Watch The First Five Minutes Now
Cinema Blend
This week will bring a new Borderlands 2 downloadable content pack called "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep." The first five minutes of gameplay footage have been released by Gearbox to get you ready for launch. In "Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep ...

Google News Becomes Opt-in for Publishers, Only in Germany
Headlines & Global News
Google is changing the rules for publishers in Germany in compliance to the new copyright law. Starting today, publishers will need to confirm if they would like their news to appear in the News result page which is similar to an opt-in system. (Photo ...

Sounding Rocket Launched to Space, Student Experiments and Cremated ...
Headlines & Global News
A sounding rocket was launched to space on June 21 from Spaceport America in New Mexico containing student science experiments as well as cremated human remains. (Photo : Reuters). A sounding rocket was launched to space on June 21 from ...

How to organize Apple TV using iOS functions
How to organize Apple TV using iOS functions Did you know your Apple TV icons can be reorganized using a function that's very familiar to iPhone and iPad users? That's right! Go into the front page of your Apple TV, and using the skinny silver remote, hold ...

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite announced
Coolest Gadgets
Samsung recently introduced new additions to their existing ATIV line, where it will boast of a combination of stylish design, cutting-edge technology, and seamless convergence capabilities which Samsung hopes will be able to redefine personal computing.

Scientists find proof plants are capable of complex arithmetic
In order to keep themselves going in the absence of sunlight, plants perform division equations throughout the night to ration their stores of starch until the moment the sun reappears. By counting their starch and dividing it by the number of hours left until ...

Oracle, Microsoft Ready to Link Their Fortunes in the Cloud
NEWS ANALYSIS: As newer, cheaper cloud-based solutions continue to pour into the enterprise space, old-line software vendors such as Oracle and Microsoft have to get creative. In times of distress, companies facing trouble often lock arms in a mutual effort ...

Insecticide Killes Over 25000 Bees in Oregon
WWGP 1050 AM
(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) — The mystery of why thousands of bees fell from the sky has been solved, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The department announced Friday that it has determined an insecticide caused the deaths this week of ...

Final Fantasy 15 Includes Realistic Destruction And Map Changing Due To The ...
In an interview with Famitsu (translated by Gematsu), Final Fantasy 15 director Tetsuya Nomura reveals several key details about the game, reflecting the approach of Square Enix to be more public with its audience about development. Nomura has revealed ...

Palo Alto radio group hams it up for a day
San Jose Mercury News
MENLO PARK — Dozens of ham radio operators invaded Bedwell Bayfront Park Saturday with a fleet of mobile broadcasting stations and towering portable antennas for national Amateur Radio Field Day. At 11 a.m. sharp, members of the Palo Alto Amateur ...

Dragon Quest X Coming to PC in Japan
Dragon Quest X Coming to PC in Japan Dragon Quest X was conspicuously absent from E3 and its Wii U version may not make it to the west. A PC version might stand a better chance, though, and Siliconera reports Japan is getting Dragon Quest X on PC at ...

Google Mine Service Reportedly Being Internally Tested Right Now
Word on the rumor mill is that Google is internally testing a new service right now called Google Mine. It is supposedly going to be integrated with Google+ and will allow users to catalog things that they own or would like to own, they'll be able to share all of ...

SoulCycle For The Homeless Is A Reminder There Is Good In The World
Today has been a pretty awful day. With three tragedies already in the form of the deaths of Allan Simonsen, Wolf Silvester, and Jane Wicker, we need something to remind us that there's good in the world, and it's okay to laugh. Thank God we have the Fat ...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Benchmarking Day
Bright Side of News* (blog)
We've been hearing about the Snapdragon 800 mobile SoC from Qualcomm since it was initially shown off at CES in January. In January, we got some extremely limited details, but it was clear that this SoC would be a fairly powerful SoC. This came during ...

First Apple computer could fetch £324000 at auction
No, it isn't the next iPad, but the first Apple computer designed way back in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The Apple 1 computer was the foundation of the business that the two Steve's created in the 70′s and is firmly seen as a piece of technology ...

Lenovo rolls out new Windows 8 hardware
Lenovo has unveiled its new line of Windows 8 products, comprising a range of laptops and a touchscreen tablet, Digital Spy said. The PC hardware firm has refreshed its S Series of laptops, with the Dolby Advance Audio v2 certified ...

News: Elon Musk pushes further with 90 second Battery Swap
The Tesla Model S was designed for the conservationist with a need for speed – after all, the car can make a 0-60 sprint that bests even some Porsches. But the ubiquitous need to recharge the Model S's high-performance battery pack was slowing many ...

World's largest rocket just got a big welding toolkit
iTech Post
Artist's concept of NASA's Space Launch System initial crew vehicle launching from the Kennedy Space Center. The Space Launch System (SLS), a rocket currently under development by NASA, will be the largest rocket in the world.

10.1 OS Update for AT&T Blackberry Z10 Users an Error
Online Gadget Store
Yesterday, we brought joy to all BB Z10 users about the new 10.1 OS update and now we have to disappoint them. It was said that this OS version released in April finally gets its debut in the U.S through AT&T. Now, BlackBerry declined that they ever ...

Android Phones Under Threat from a Fake Antivirus
Daily Press
Android virus Phones with Android operating systems are threatened by a new type of virus, one that mimics the interface of a computer program and holds hostage the phone, trying to force the user to pay a reward, according to Symantec. The fake type ...

Twitter developing geo-targetted ads for brands and stores: Report
Twitter may be planning to let brands geo-target ads to users when they're around their stores. The feature could be coming to the micro-blogging site as soon as the end of this year. According to a report by Ad Age, it looks like Twitter will enable ads to be ...

New state law benefits small-scale beekeepers
Maui News
Changes in honey-production regulations, signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie last week, will benefit home-based, uncertified honey producers, also referred to by local beekeepers as the "renegade honey guys," according to a handful of Maui ...

Next NASA team reaches new heights for women
Kansas City Star
Women still hit glass ceilings in the workplace, and one has been higher than any other — about 100 kilometers (62 miles) high. That's where space begins, and only 10 percent of the people who have traveled beyond earth's embrace were women. With the ...

Virgin Mobile to Launch iPhone 5 June 28th – Best Buy Reinstates iPhone 5 ...
Virgin Mobile to Launch iPhone 5 June 28th – Best Buy Reinstates iPhone 5 Trade- Virgin Mobile has confirmed it will begin selling the iPhone 5 as of next Friday June 28th – one of the last major carries in the US to launch Apple's soon-to-be-outgoing ...

2014 Maserati Ghibli Ordering Guide Leaked on Enthusiast Forum
MotorTrend Magazine
Regardless of how you feel about the appellation of a nameplate that has been historically affixed to a two-door grand touring coupe on a four-door sedan, the arrival of a new Maserati is definitely cause for excitement in enthusiast circles. Stoking the flames ...

The looming Project Loon
The Asian Age
If there's a company that you can trust comes up with something big, then it has to be Google. The Internet giant is launching an audacious project to bring mobile Internet connectivity to the billions via balloons. Titled Project Loon, this innovative idea, which is ...

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