20 November 2013

Are We Living in the Matrix?

Do We Live in the Matrix? | DiscoverMagazine.com: ". . . . This cosmic ray test may help reveal whether we are just lines of code in an artificial Matrix, where the established rules of physics may be bent, or even broken. But if learning that truth means accepting that you may never know for sure what’s real — including yourself — would you want to know?  There is no turning back, Neo: Do you take the blue pill, or the red pill?" (read more at the link above)

Why BlackBerry is no Burberry | VentureBeat: "And it all boils down to this: the BlackBerry brand is severely damaged — maybe beyond repair. By the time RIM chose BlackBerry as a corporate name, the brand was already a balance sheet asset that had almost zero goodwill value. If not already dead, the brand is on life support."

Google reaches privacy settlement with 37 states
USA TODAY
NEW YORK -- Google reached a $17 million settlement with 37 states and the ... case involving the use of third party "cookies" in Apple's Safari Web browsers.

Washington Post

Apple's new iPad Mini could be a game-changer
USA TODAY
While tablets that compete with Apple's iPad Mini, such as the Google Nexus 7 or the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, are ...

The Australian Financial Review

Apple vs. Samsung: Apple scores key ruling while jury prepares to ...
San Jose Mercury News
SAN JOSE -- With a federal jury ready to decide a fight over hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in Apple's patent feud with Samsung, a federal appeals ...

Boston Globe
IBNLive
New Delhi: The much-awaited Google-LG Nexus 5 smartphone has finally made its way to India. The smartphone comes in two models - 16GB and 32GB - but ...

IBNLive

Microsoft Unveils Slew of Dynamics Upgrades
CIO Today
At its Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 EMEA conference, Microsoft... Redmond also unveiled new features in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, the next ...

CIO Today

Skype, Microsoft cleared in Luxembourg NSA investigation
PCWorld
Luxembourg's data protection authority cleared Microsoft and its subsidiary ... of personal data of the Irish subsidiaries of Facebook and Apple with the U.S. is in ...

Yahoo follows Google in planning data encryption to block snooping
San Jose Mercury News
Google began to encrypt its Gmail service in 2010 and has since introduced the ... prominent technology companies, including Microsoft, Facebook and Apple ...

MiamiHerald.com

Amazon Web Services Deploys Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL
HispanicBusiness.com
According to the company, Amazon RDS manages complex and time- consuming ... supports managed MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server deployments.

Google Delivers Giant Packs of Toilet Paper, Just in Time for the ...
Wired
Google's stated aim is to bring you the world's information. Now it will ... To succeed, Google doesn't have to overtake Amazon as the dominant online retailer.

Google Maps image of boy's dead body to be removed - Boing Boing
David Pescovitz
Google Maps is replacing a satellite image that shows the body of Kevin Barrera, a 14-year-old who was killed in 2009 in Richmond, California. The body is lying ...
Boing Boing

Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 7.1, Apple TV Software to ...
Jordan Golson
Apple has released the first beta of iOS 7.1 to registered developers for testing purposes. The update can be downloaded via Apple's developer...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page (legacy)

Google to pay $17 million as a penalty for unauthorized web ...
Sarah Silbert
From 2011 to 2012, Google used a loophole in Apple's browser that allowed for placing tracking cookies on users' machines without them knowing. The search ...
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How Ford's Alan Mulally Already Tried To Fix Microsoft - Business ...
Julie Bort
Ford CEO Alan Mulally could become the next Microsoft CEO. ... Threatens The Person That Leaked It Was About To Be Bought By Apple ... Sony Sold Over 1 Million PS4 Units In 24 Hours And Amazon Is Already Sold Out. Advertisement: Join The Discussion. OR. Login With Facebook Login With Twitter Login With Google.
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Google project shows how Gettysburg Address evolved
Washington Post
Despite the legend that the famous speech was scrawled on the back of an envelope on the train to Gettysburg, a new project from Google's Cultural Institute presents five drafts of the discourse in Lincoln's handwriting that show how it evolved into ...

Microsoft-Nokia Deal On: What's Next?
InformationWeek
It's another to put these assets to work within the larger Microsoft stable. And even if Windows Phone is on the rise, it's fighting for table scraps: With the edge in premium, high-margin devices, Apple and Samsung account for literally all of the ...

Slowdown in Carbon Emissions Worldwide, but Coal Burning Continues to Grow
New York Times
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are slowing somewhat from the rapid pace of the last decade, new figures show, but growth in coal burning continues to outstrip the growth in other forms of energy, and experts said the world remains far from meeting ...

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