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Scientists bend gamma rays, could neuter radioactive waste

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Bending most light is easy; bending it in gamma ray form, however, has often been deemed impossible given how hard it is for electrons to react to the extreme frequencies. University of Munich scientist Dietrich Habs and his Institut Laue-Langevin teammate Michael Jentschel have proven that assumption wrong: an...
Scientists bend gamma rays, could neuter radioactive waste

Apple’s Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?

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As you may have seen over the weekend, someone has discovered a security hole in FileVault, which arose with the OS X Lion security update, version 10.7.3, back in February: FileVault encryption passwords are now visible in plain text outside of a computer’s encrypted area. The hole was apparently spotted...
Apple’s Lion Security Hole Could Be A Wider Issue Than Just FileVault?

Verizon's Share Everything data plans go live June 28th, let you add family (or a tablet) for a little extra

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Verizon has been promising shared data plans for awhile, so it's with some relief (and trepidation) we can say they're here. Share Everything, as it's called, starts off with the assumption you'll want unlimited voice and messages and then bolts on shared data along with a maximum of 10...
Verizon's Share Everything data plans go live June 28th, let you add family (or a tablet) for a little extra
Say Hello to Windows Azure, The World’s Most Misunderstood Cloud

F-Commerce: Where next for retail on Facebook?

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It seems like recently Facebook has been resonating with the sound of the virtual shutters coming down on large brands’ F-commerce stores for the last time – with Gap, J.C Penny, Gamestop all closing their stores following a lack of interest from their large numbers of fans. Whilst this certainly...
F-Commerce: Where next for retail on Facebook?

Android Economics

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Charles Arthur, writing for The Guardian, has noted that court filings seem to be revealing Google’s Android revenues. If this is the case, we have a significant breakthrough in understanding the economics of Android and the overall mobile platform strategy of Google. The new data is a reference to a...
Android Economics

The Future of Photo-Sharing Apps

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The tiny Instagram app grew to a gigantic 27 million users during its first year in the App Store. It has inspired real-life Instameet-ups, Instagram art shows and a community based on love for the image, where users can post and receive feedback from other visual thinkers. Instagrams are not...
The Future of Photo-Sharing Apps

Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

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As the debate over file sharing rages on, a number of voices have stepped up to offer their opinions on all sides of the issue. In a post titled "Paying for Music: My Two Cents (Pun Intended)," Danny Bowman (a software engineer at Funzio and developer for Brute Labs) presents...
Another Reason The Music Industry Won't Be Coming Back -- The History Of Music Is More About Participation Than Compensation

With or Without Apple: Sparrow for iPhone Will Soon Get Push Notifications

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There are a fair amount of third-party iPhone email clients out there, but few ever received the kind of reception that Sparrow for iPhone got a few weeks ago. Sadly, though, unless you have a jailbroken iPhone or use a third-party service like Boxcar, you won’t be able to get...
With or Without Apple: Sparrow for iPhone Will Soon Get Push Notifications

Congress: The TSA Is Wasting Hundreds Of Millions In Taxpayer Dollars

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The House Oversight Committee has come out with a report slamming the TSA for tremendous amounts of waste, specifically in the "deployment and storage" of its scanning equipment. Basically, it sounds like the TSA likes to go on giant spending sprees, buying up security equipment and then never, ever using...
Congress: The TSA Is Wasting Hundreds Of Millions In Taxpayer Dollars

Paramount Thinks That Louis CK Making $1 Million In 12 Days Means He's Not Monetizing

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One of the more annoying things about debates on copyright law, is that when we talk about alternative business models that do not rely on copyright, some people feel the need to insist that this means making less money -- or, even, making no money at all. There is just...
Paramount Thinks That Louis CK Making $1 Million In 12 Days Means He's Not Monetizing

Samsung Says Not Involved in Israeli Ad that Has Iran Upset

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Samsung said on Monday that it had no part in creating an Israeli ad that shows one of its tablets disabling an Iranian nuclear facility. “Samsung Electronics is aware of a recent news report in Iranian media regarding an advertisement aired by HOT cable network of Israel,” Samsung said in...
Samsung Says Not Involved in Israeli Ad that Has Iran Upset

Report: Apple to unveil next iPad in March, upgrades mostly under the hood

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Apple will unveil the next iPad next month, with a souped-up processor, an improved GPU and a better display, according to a report this morning by AllThingsD, citing unnamed sources. The exterior design is expected be much the same as the iPad 2. Cult of Mac has a look at...
Report: Apple to unveil next iPad in March, upgrades mostly under the hood

iMac Update Might Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

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Back in mid-May, a pair of Geekbench 2 benchmarks that claimed to be from unreleased MacBook Pro and iMac models appeared, setting off speculation that updates to both lines might be imminent if the entries were indeed legitimate. But with Apple not updating the iMac earlier this week at its...
iMac Update Might Be Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

IDC pegs Windows Phone to pass iOS by 2016. (Really!)

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Research firm IDC offers up its look at smartphone market share through 2016 and suggests several surprising trends: Android may peak this year while Windows Phone will jump past iOS in 2016. The market for BlackBerry phones won’t disappear either says IDC, as emerging markets will look to RIM for...
IDC pegs Windows Phone to pass iOS by 2016. (Really!)

Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast

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Earlier today Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III, at the heart of which is Samsung's new Exynos 4 Quad SoC. Fortunately we got a ton of hands on time with the device at Samsung's unpacked event in London and are able to bring you a full performance preview of...
Samsung Galaxy S III Performance Preview: It's Fast
Judge Frees Google’s Android From Oracle Copyrights
Apple resellers update iPad signage to acknowledge possibly misleading 4G branding, customers emailed refund information
Verizon's Galaxy S III looks to be powered by Snapdragon S4
Found for Mac takes on Spotlight, also searches Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Docs (hands-on)

Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars

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via www.onlinedating.org The basic premise of OkCupid, Match.com, or eHarmony seems to be that science, or at least math, is a better judge of a potential partner than you are. While you (fallible human) may fall for a winsome smile, the algorithm knows whether that guy or gal is too...
Researchers Say Online Dating Algorithms Are About as Accurate as Picking Up Strangers in Bars

Sonos Sub review

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More Info Sonos' wireless Sub adds extra thump to your Sonos system for $700 (ears-on) Sonos Play:3 review Sonos S5 ears-on review: a premium iPod speaker dock without the dock Every audio product Sonos has delivered so far has worked on the assumption that you would never need anything...
Sonos Sub review

AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips

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There's been a bit of a kerfuffle in Hollywood lately surrounding the documentary Bully, which has drawn attention to the ridiculousness of the MPAA's movie ratings system—and may even indicate the first real erosion of the organization's power in that area. The documentary—which has been well-received as an accurate depiction...
AMC Defies MPAA Bullies: Will Show Unrated Documentary To Kids With Permission Slips
Anything They Can Do, You Can Do Better

Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

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Amazon's primary claim to fame is online retail - beginning with books, remember? - and the company has been very effective at growing that side of its business. So effective, in fact, that it's easy to mistake the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based computing platform as little more than...
Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated

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The Pew Research Center has come out with a massive new report on the state of media as part of its Project for Excellence in Journalism, and it comes to a number of conclusions about where the industry stands — including the fact that Twitter and Facebook are still...
If you have news, it will be aggregated and/or curated

Amazon Job Descriptions Hint at More Perks Coming to Prime

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First, Amazon Prime offered free two-day shipping for $79. Then, it started offering add-on services for no additional cost, like streaming videos and Kindle books. And now it appears the e-commerce giant has even more plans in the works. A Wells Fargo Equity Research note distributed this week writes: “A...
Amazon Job Descriptions Hint at More Perks Coming to Prime

A longer iPhone glass panel compared to current iPhone? [Video]

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We’re not exactly sure of the measurements of the glass panel that Makotakara is using here – we were of the assumption that the the new iPhone would be pretty close in length to the current iPhones. 40.714513 -74.005122...
A longer iPhone glass panel compared to current iPhone? [Video]

There's A Reason Google's Lawyers Were Laughing After Yesterday's Oracle Trial (ORCL, GOOG)

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When push comes to shove, Oracle isn't going to collect $1 billion, much less $6 billion from Google's use of Java in Android, concludes IT law blog Groklaw. "Don't let anyone fool you. Today was a major victory for Google. That's why after the jury left, our reporter says that...
There's A Reason Google's Lawyers Were Laughing After Yesterday's Oracle Trial (ORCL, GOOG)

A very technical answer to the question “Why is the sky dark at night?” [video]

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It’s amazing how many things happen in the world that we simply accept at face value. It gets dark at night, big whoop. But why? Easy, it’s because the earth spins and eventually we’re no longer facing the sun. Or not? Here’s an in-depth explanation of an alternative theory as...
A very technical answer to the question “Why is the sky dark at night?” [video]
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