10 July 2013

Apple and Amazon end 'app store' lawsuit

This was ridiculous from the beginning--

Apple, Amazon end 'app store' lawsuit
Reuters
Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have ended their lawsuit over who has the right to use the "app store" name, clearing the way for both companies to use it. U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton in ...

SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Soars to New Heights
PC Magazine
SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket keeps climbing to new heights. The experimental, 10-story-tall Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle soared to more than 1,000 feet last month before returning to its launching pad, beating its previous altitude ...

First Sprint Windows Phone 8 Device, HTC 8XT, Launches July 19
PC Magazine
Sprint will dip its toe into the Windows Phone 8 waters next week, when the carrier debuts the HTC 8XT on Friday, July 19. Sprint customers will finally have the option of a Microsoft Windows-based smartphone for $99.99 and $50 mail-in rebate, as well as a ...

3D-printing with liquid metal at room temperature
CNET (blog)
A new method for printing 3D structures and wires from liquid metal opens up possibilities for flexible and stretchable electronic connections. Amanda Kooser. by Amanda Kooser. July 9, 2013 11:07 AM PDT. Follow @akooser. Metal printed structure.

Mexican Researchers Find Complete Fossil of 23 Million-Year-Old Lizard In ...
Headlines & Global News
A team of Mexican researchers found a complete fossil of a 23 million-year-old lizard preserved in an amber deposit. A 23 million years old lizard fossil encased in amber was found by researchers in the northern part of the south-eastern state of Chiapas.

Emergency Alert System Vulnerable to Hackers, Report Finds
PC Magazine
Hackers could have a field day with the Emergency Alert System (EAS), thanks to vulnerabilities with equipment used to transmit the alerts, according to a new report. According to Seattle-based IOActive, the systems that intercept emergency messages from ...

BlackBerry CEO: We're 'Open to Partnerships'
Wall Street Journal
At BlackBerry's annual meeting Tuesday, CEO Thorsten Heins said the company remains open to any options that would create value for its investors. Reuters. WATERLOO, Ontario—Research In Motion Ltd. officially changed its name to BlackBerry Ltd. at its ...

NASA: Astronauts do space station home repair on spacewalk
Computerworld
Computerworld - Two astronauts are in the midst of a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for the addition of a Russian module to its backbone later this year. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano of the ...

200-year-old fish is actually just middle-aged
USA TODAY
If the 200-year-old fish was a lie, what can we truly believe in anymore? By Rubie Edmondson – July 9, 2013 at 2:02pm EDT. Share on: Share (5) 5 Tweet (1) 1 Email (4) 4. Last week, we told you about a very strange-looking fish that was estimated to be ...

Google interns are annoying their neighbors with wild parties and cushy living ...
Fox News
While most interns struggle to pay rent and make enough money to put food on the table, Google interns seem to be living the high life. The interns - who rake in around $6000 a month - have earned the ire of their neighbors for their weekday parties and late ...

Dropbox Platform debuts to replace the hard drive altogether
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: The private cloud storage provider continues to build its own cloud ecosystem with the launch of its first developer conference this week....

France eliminates threat to cut off internet pirates
Reuters
France has put an end to the most controversial element of a copyright piracy law that allowed the government to cut off the Internet subscriptions of repeat offenders. The Socialist government of ...

Facebook pushes 'graph search' feature to more users
San Jose Mercury News
Users who may have grown frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site. Facebook unveiled its social search tool in January, but only made it ...

How much are old home computers worth?
BBC News
A computer from 1976 that originally retailed for $666.66 is to be auctioned and could fetch up to $500,000. The Apple-I computer was one of the first 25 computer elements designed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in their famous California garage.

Video: First look at 'Grand Theft Auto V' in action
USA TODAY
After months of teasing with brief trailers and handfuls of scenic images, video game players finally get their first proper look at the upcoming action game Grand Theft Auto V. Studio Rockstar Games released a fresh video featuring several minutes of the ...

Haswell-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro appears in Geekbench report
Engadget
It's hardly a matter of "if" -- it's simply a matter of "when." Now that Intel's Haswell CPU has found its way into the MacBook Air line, it's a given that Apple engineers are actively looking for ways to cram that very silicon into the rest of its laptop range. If a newly ...

Yelp launches Yelp Platform to enter world of on-demand delivery
VentureBeat
SAN FRANCISCO — Yelp is rolling out a new delivery feature so consumers can not only browse for food but order it as well. Along the lines of its Open Table partnership, Yelp will work with local delivery services so that customers don't have to leave Yelp to ...

Report: iOS 7 Beta 3 Tackles Messages, iCloud
PC Magazine
Apple today released its third beta version of iOS 7, only two weeks after pushing out the second iteration of its newest operating system to developers. The latest update includes fixes for pre-release bugs in Messages, iCloud, and AirPlay. Specifically ...

Google Glass: will they be a game changer for travelers?
Fox News
When Google released the futuristic prototype of its much heralded Google Glass in April, many called the hands-free device revolutionary and speculated on how they could change the travel game as we know it for tourists. Think of it: Now you can have your ...

Apple OS X Mavericks: How To Download Mac OS X Mavericks Beta 3 Months ...
International Business Times
Apple users can download and install the second beta preview of Mac OS X Mavericks months before its release date this fall. Courtesy / Apple.com. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is on track to release OS X Mavericks this fall, as the company released the third ...

Scientists Discover 50000 Year Old Underwater Forest
The Escapist
An amazingly-well preserved Bald Cypress forest has been discovered off the coast of Alabama, offering scientists a glimpse at the distant past. When you imagine a forest, you're likely thinking of a group of trees. Maybe a few bushes, some ground covering, ...

Jelly Bean overtakes Gingerbread as most used Android version
TechSpot
It's been a long time coming but Android Jelly Bean has finally overtaken the venerable Gingerbread with regards to install base. It is good news for Google as their mobile operating system has been the subject of heavy criticism over fragmentation. During the ...

YouTube Network Fullscreen Launches Platform To Help Creators Track And ...
TechCrunch
Some YouTube networks are designed to provide production help to their creators or connect them to others that they can collaborate with on videos. Then there's Fullscreen, which stands apart due to the technical tools that it provides creators.

How Global Warming Will Change Your Life
Discovery News
A new report from the World Meteorological Organization confirms that the first decade of the 21st century was the warmest since meteorological records began around 1850; nine of the years between 2001 and 2010 were among the ten warmest ever ...

Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing
Register
You can't keep a product launch secret these days – and it doesn't help when your platform partner is incontinent. Nokia's second 41 gigapixel phone, and its first running Windows Phone, will be unveiled to the press in New York on Thursday. But leaks have ...

Yahoo Bids Farewell to Vintage Search Engine AltaVista
PC Magazine
If you were on the Internet in the late 1990's and wanted to search for something, there's a good chance you'd head over to AltaVista. The name alone might have you reminiscing about the early days of the World Wide Web. But now after 18 years, the ...

3 key questions for enterprise app development: Esri user conference
Computerworld
Computerworld - SAN DIEGO -- The Bavarian State Forest Administration in Germany has become twice as efficient in tasks such as keeping forest maps up to date, thanks to a new mobile app created with ArcGIS for Mobile, project manager Christian ...

Storm warning: Climate change to spawn more hurricanes
USA TODAY
The Atlantic Ocean -- where most hurricanes that impact the USA come from -- is projected to see more hurricanes develop. hurricane-helene-atlantic. Hurricane Helene churns over the Atlantic Ocean in 2006. A new study finds that there could be more ...

Federal agency spent $3 million fighting non-existent malware
CNNMoney
The U.S. Economic Development Administration trashed $170,000 worth of IT equipment to fight a phantom malware infection. NEW YORK (CNNMoney). A Commerce Department agency spent nearly $3 million and more than a year fighting off a non-existent ...

Facebook Home Android Update Adds Folders
PC Magazine
If you've been using Facebook Home, which brings the social network to an Android device's home screen, you might have noticed some annoying quirks. Many users have complained, for instance, that the new alternative home screen strips away some ...

Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Causing Desert 'Greening'
Headlines & Global News
Rise in the level of carbon dioxide in the air is causing desert "greening" and has increased foliage cover by 11 percent. Up until now the negative aspects of rising levels of carbon dioxide have been highlighted in almost all studies conducted on this matter.

The Top 10: Facebook 'vomit' button for gays and other Pat Robertson quotes
CNN
Washington (CNN) -- Televangelist Pat Robertson wishes Facebook had a 'vomit' button. So that he could click on it every time he came across a photograph of a gay couple kissing. Robertson who has repeatedly made clear his disapproval of homosexuality ...

The Art Of Tweeting: Do's And Don'ts
InformationWeek SMB (blog)
Don't do social, be S.O.C.I.A.L.: Sincere, Open, Collaborative, Interested, Authentic and Likeable. Be human and have fun....

Exoskeleton promises to make Japanese schoolgirls taller, stronger
DVICE
In Japan, often the quickest and most effective way to sell something to the public is through Japanese schoolgirls, viewed by some as stealth gurus of cutting-edge technology trends. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the latest exoskeleton suit being ...

An inside view of the WebTV revolution that didn't happen
Engadget
You might think it should have happened sooner. This week, Microsoft announced it would decommission its MSN TV (formerly WebTV) service. Even I didn't think it would last this long, and I was WebTV's greatest advocate back in the day. In fact, I was its ...

Microsoft to ship Windows 8.1 in 'late August'
Register
WPC 2013 The Windows 8.1 Preview is barely two weeks old, but Microsoft's Windows boss Tami Reller says the final version of the update will be ready to ship to manufacturers in just a few more weeks' time. Speaking at Redmond's annual Worldwide ...

New study shows electrostatic attraction between insects and spiderwebs
Daily Californian
A recent study by UC Berkeley biologists suggests that electrostatically charged insects attract spiderwebs when they are close, making it easier to be snared by the web. The research, publishedThursday online at Scientific Reports, sheds light on how ...

The iPhone Hasn't Saved T-Mobile USA Yet
New York Times (blog)
John Legere, chief executive of T-mobile, at an event in March to Reuters John Legere, chief executive of T-mobile, at an event in March to announce the carrier's new iPhone offering. There's no question that finally being able to sell Apple's iPhone was good ...

'Deus Ex: The Fall' Could Be A Watershed Moment For Mobile Gaming
Forbes
Square Enix announced a release date for Deus Ex: The Fall today, and it's right around the corner:July 11th. If it seems strange that a major release like this one isn't being ushered in with the sort of pomp and circumstance usually associated with AAA ...

Google Issues Patch for Android 'Master Key' Exploit
Sci-Tech Today
Android's besieged position with Master Key and other threats is a result of its success. As the most popular mobile platform -- research firm Canalys estimates it was on nearly 60 percent of all smart mobile devices sold in Q1 -- it has become the target of ...

Is anyone there? UK scientists launch hunt for alien intelligence.
Christian Science Monitor
Scientists from 11 British institutions are partnering in a project to comb the universe for signs of alien intelligence, the latest in a mushrooming effort to continue the ET hunt, even as government funding for those projects dwindles. Skip to next paragraph ...

WATCH HERE: NASA to Discuss 2020 Rover Launch, Future Human Mars ...
Design & Trend
Curiosity, which landed on Mars last year, will get a rover buddy in 2020. (Photo : NASA). Plans to launch the next Red Planet rover will be the topic of discussion in a NASA teleconference this afternoon. Details about how the car-sized robot will be sent to ...

Samsung launches Galaxy S4 mini, S4 zoom in India
Times of India
NEW DELHI: Just a day after Micromax launched its new flagship Canvas 4 phablet in India, Samsung has rolled out two smartphones in the country. Both new handsets - Galaxy S4 mini and Galaxy S4 zoom-- are variants of the South Korean company's ...


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