last tuesday

last tuesday

Bad-ass Boeing missile flies over buildings, fries computers with microwaves

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This is stuff you only see in the movies. “Today, we made science fiction science fact,” says Keith Coleman, CHAMP Program Manager for Boeing Phantom Works, in the video above. And he’s right. In what could potentially change modern day warfare, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully tested...
Bad-ass Boeing missile flies over buildings, fries computers with microwaves
Tim Cook met with lawmakers in Washington to strengthen relationship and to “open up a line of communication” last week

Apple, Samsung cut some patent claims to keep July 30 trial date in US

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Apple and Samsung have both filed motions offering to cut down the number of asserted patent claims in half. The purpose of cutting the claims was to keep a proposed July 30 trial date for the companies' first US lawsuit over their mobile device patent disputes. Apple continues to...
Apple, Samsung cut some patent claims to keep July 30 trial date in US

Father Of Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Settles Case For 300 Euros

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After being accused of illicit file-sharing earlier in the year a man from Finland was presented with an unsettling letter. Anti-piracy group CIAPC (known locally as TTVK) said they’d tracked the man’s Internet account to the unlawful sharing of a single music album by local artist Chisu. To stop matters...
Father Of Raided 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl Settles Case For 300 Euros

Serious flaw present in latest Java Runtime Environment for desktops and servers, researchers say

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Java vulnerability hunters from Polish security research firm Security Explorations claim to have found a new vulnerability that affects the latest desktop and server versions of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).The vulnerability is located in Java's Reflection API component and can be used to completely bypass the Java security...
Serious flaw present in latest Java Runtime Environment for desktops and servers, researchers say

Did Facebook panic?

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Why Facebook is buying Instagram. Last week, mobile photo-sharing site Instagram raised $40 million from venture capitalists at a $500 million valuation. Today, the company agreed to be acquired for $1 billion by Facebook. So what happened in the intervening days? For starters, the venture capital round had been in...
Did Facebook panic?

Apple Stock Opens At New Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win

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Hear that? It’s the sound of corks popping as Apple’s stock price rocketed to new highs. Following Apple’s landmark victory against Samsung late Friday night, the company’s stock price (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened today at a record high of $680 per share, the first day of trading since the court ruling. This...
Apple Stock Opens At New Record High Of $680 At A $637B Market Cap After Samsung Patent Win

Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover

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A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account. The attack was developed by Carlos Reventlov around a vulnerability he found within Instagram in mid-November. He notified Instagram of the problem on Nov....
Instagram vulnerability on iPhone allows for account takeover
Facebook explains where all your user reports go
The best Halo ever? Halo 4 breaks record, brings in $220 million on first day

Legal aid bill is law - the fight back starts now

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Now the legal aid bill is law, how do we preserve access to justice?There were parts of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (Laspo) that were "not just bad but actually wicked", Lord Bach told his fellow peers last Tuesday. I met Bach who led the opposition...
Legal aid bill is law - the fight back starts now

The problem with canned TV news

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Local TV-news stations across the country seem to think their viewers are having trouble with overwhelming tides of email. FORTUNE — It should come as no surprise that local TV news stations use a lot of canned material from syndicators. TImes are tough, and budgets thin. But a video montage...
The problem with canned TV news

YouTubers Break Out Of Virtual World To Sell Out Real Stages

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Making a living on YouTube is a tough business. It takes real entrepreneurial spirit. Most YouTubers make money wherever they can: from the ads that run on their mostly homemade videos and merchandise (like bobble head dolls). The big news is that few of the more intrepid YouTubers are making...
YouTubers Break Out Of Virtual World To Sell Out Real Stages

This week in media, from Aereo to Ouya

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From Ouya’s and Digg’s “record” price tags to The Daily’s somewhat deceptive numbers, here’s what you should take away from this week in media. The power and crowdfunding illustrated: Ouya and Penny Arcade The most impressive funding news this week didn’t come from a well-known VC firm, but from the...
This week in media, from Aereo to Ouya

Goldman Sachs and the Apple structured bond scam

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Wall Street's great vampire squid strikes again FORTUNE -- Last Tuesday, the day before Apple (AAPL) released its holiday quarter earnings and two days before the company lost $60 billion in market value, Goldman Sachs (GS) sold its clients $30 million worth of so-called structured bonds tied to the performance...
Goldman Sachs and the Apple structured bond scam

Facebook Acquires Instagram For a $1 B. Days After a $50 M. Investment From Sequoia, Thrive, and Greylock [UPDATED]

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Cheers, Mr. Systrom! Things sure do happen fast when you're wicked popular. On Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg just announced that his social network has agreed to acquire the photo-sharing darling Instagram, adding that "their talented team will be joining Facebook." In a press release about the deal, Facebook says deal was...
Facebook Acquires Instagram For a $1 B. Days After a $50 M. Investment From Sequoia, Thrive, and Greylock [UPDATED]

Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

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Computers just aren't selling like they used to, and many critics, analysts, and longtime Windows users point the blame finger at one culprit in particular: Windows 8. Nobody's using Windows 8, they say. It's worse than New Coke, they say. PC shipments are cratering and it's all Windows 8's...
Windows 8 sucks: Perception or reality?

Top Viral Videos Of The Week: This Bullied Bus Monitor Will Get Over $600,000 For Her Troubles

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More than $600,000 has been raised for Karen Klein – a 68-year-old bus monitor who was verbally abused by a group of middle school students. Video of students taunting and insulting Klein was uploaded onto YouTube last Tuesday. A day later, an online campaign was started with the intention of...
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: This Bullied Bus Monitor Will Get Over $600,000 For Her Troubles
Intellectual Properly: Apple's patent on Google's Project Glass that wasn't

How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points

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Last week we showed you how to extend your network without wires, this week we’re looking at how you can use use an existing hardwire network to easily and quickly extend your wireless network using simple access points. After we published our guide How To Extend Your Wireless network...
How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points

Google Picks 8,000 #ifihadglass Winners and None of Them are You

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Yeah, these look great. (Photo: YouTube.com) Today Google announced 8,000 winners in its #ifihadglass essay contest. Apparently contestants with the willpower not to troll the hashtag were handsomely rewarded. Google launched the contest last month, soliciting 50-word applications on how users would use their Internet-connected creepshot devices. Lucky winners were given the chance...
Google Picks 8,000 #ifihadglass Winners and None of Them are You

Google Offers Satellite Images of Chinese Earthquake

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In the days after the Haiti earthquake last January, Google released high resolution satellite imagery of the destruction on the ground. Again, today the company is offering this same sort of imagery in the aftermath of a 6.9 earthquake in Qinghai, China. Sponsor The earthquake in Qinghai last Tuesday killed...
Google Offers Satellite Images of Chinese Earthquake

Dental Surgery, Asphalt 7, Fruit Ninja, more on this week's top free mobile apps

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Dental simulator Dental Surgery by Maura Thompson debuted last Tuesday and blasted up the charts to the No. 3 spot iPhone and No. 1 spot on iPad. The official app for Macy’s 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012, leaped into the top 25 today at the...
Dental Surgery, Asphalt 7, Fruit Ninja, more on this week's top free mobile apps
Brave Businesses Buy Into Bitcoins: Is It A Bubble?
Software: NASA Pulls Off 350-Million-Mile Software Patch

Promoting Companies On Social Media Could Ruin Your Friendships

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Getting paid to Tweet or post on Facebook sounds like an incredibly easy side hustle. But whether it's worth the cost of our friendships is a lesson consumers might learn have to the hard way.  We first spotted the trend on fashion apps/sites like Fancy and Pose, as well as...
Promoting Companies On Social Media Could Ruin Your Friendships

Microsoft Sides with Apple in FRAND Licensing Fracas

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The term "reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing" or "RAND" (which may or may not include the "F" for "fair," depending on one's whim) was evidently coined long before any group of people came to a mutual decision upon what constituted "reasonable." At any rate, the debate over what's reasonable and what's...
Microsoft Sides with Apple in FRAND Licensing Fracas
Software fault results in 'a large number' of UK bank freezes

A night without power

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We were making our dinner last Tuesday when the kitchen light went out. A second later, I realized the new Bruno Mars album had stopped playing. “Jason.” He was moving plates to the outdoor table. “I think the power just went out.” I opened the fridge. Dark. OK, no...
A night without power

Google Tweaks Buzz After Overblown Privacy Backlash

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Google is quickly making changes to its new social networking service Buzz — built on the back of its popular Gmail service — as a complaint to federal regulators follows a populist privacy backlash over the past week. Google admitted to rare gaff in its rollout of Buzz last...
Google Tweaks Buzz After Overblown Privacy Backlash
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