saturday evening

saturday evening

Fake emergency call brings police to Wolf Blitzer's house in latest 'swatting' hoax

Hacker collective Anonymous hits US government site

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Hackers working under the name of the Anonymous hacktivist collective hit a U.S. government website on Saturday, replacing its home page with a 1,340 word text detailing its frustrations with the way the American legal system works and a threat to release "secrets" gathered from U.S. government websites. The...
Hacker collective Anonymous hits US government site
Leap Second bug takes down Reddit and a bunch of other sites

Steve Jobs Honored at Grammys

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was awarded a posthumous Grammy Trustees Award Saturday evening for his contributions to the music industry and his part in creating the iPod and iTunes. Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, accepted the award on his behalf. “Accepting this award means...
Steve Jobs Honored at Grammys

Cofounder of Billion-Dollar Startup Klarna Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A 19-Year-Old At The W Hotel

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Niklas Adalberth, cofounder, vice CEO and COO of Sweden-based startup Klarna, was arrested for allegedly molesting a Texas woman on Saturday evening, New York Post reports. Jens Saltin, Klarna's Netherlands Vice President of Sales, was also involved and arrested. Klarna is a 600-person company that raised $155 million from General...
Cofounder of Billion-Dollar Startup Klarna Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault Of A 19-Year-Old At The W Hotel

Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

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Microsoft demanded the takedown of a phony Twitter account purpoting to be that of Windows Division President Steven Sinofsky. Over the weekend, Microsoft used its @BuildWindows8 account to send a message to the account owner, saying "@StevenSinofsky please see guidelines on parody and impersonation. Your account is not following them...
Microsoft Isn't Laughing At Twitter Parody Of Windows Exec

Foursquare To Start Using Full Names, Sharing More Of Your Data With Venues From January 28, According To New Privacy Policy

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Foursquare — which this year passed its three-millionth check-in, added 15 million more users to its network, and in October kicked off a new chapter as a stronger competitor to Yelp with more local information and reviews — is now updating its privacy policy to keep up. It has been...
Foursquare To Start Using Full Names, Sharing More Of Your Data With Venues From January 28, According To New Privacy Policy

Spotify brought down by aircon failure

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Music streaming service Spotify has explained a fault that brought down its service yesterday. Server failure? A hacking attempt? No, the air conditioning. For several hours yesterday Spotify users were frustrated to discover that they couldn’t listen to music via the service. The company has now explained just what was...
Spotify brought down by aircon failure
Did Apple shut down its Refurbished Outlet on eBay?

NBC's best Olympic offerings? Grab your iPad and skip Seacrest on TV | Emma G Keller

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It's ironic when a network's best content isn't on the network. But despite a strong showing online, NBC needs balance overallNBC began its XXX Olympic Games roundup at 8pm on Saturday evening with an explanation."Just to be clear", said a solemn Bob Costas at the top of the broadcast, "with...
NBC's best Olympic offerings? Grab your iPad and skip Seacrest on TV | Emma G Keller
Twitter-powered search helps save carjacking victim

BSkyB's Champions League highlights let UK fans choose from 20 camera angles via Sky Sports for iPad app

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It’s not long now until Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund lock horns and stake their claim to be the best football club in Europe. Saturday evening’s Champions League final at London’s Wembley Stadium has all the makings of a classic, and UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB has introduced an interesting new...
BSkyB's Champions League highlights let UK fans choose from 20 camera angles via Sky Sports for iPad app

Norwegian Court Rules Blog Posts Are Not 'Made Public'

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It's something of a truism that the courts take time to catch up with technology, especially in the fast-moving world of the Internet, but Thomas Steen points us to a recent court decision in Norway where the gulf between law and life is particularly wide. The case concerns a blogger...
Norwegian Court Rules Blog Posts Are Not 'Made Public'

Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom's Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

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Obviously, Kevin Systrom is something of a shutterbug — he made hundreds of millions creating the perfect mobile photo-sharing app. But you may not know about one of his other talents: Droppin’ fat beats on the dance floor. You think I jest, but on Saturday evening, Systrom — aka DJ...
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom's Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

Fabrice Muamba condition update expected later on Sunday morning

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• Bolton's Fabrice Muamba critically ill and in intensive care• Owen Coyle: 'Next 24 hours will be absolutely crucial'A further update on the condition of the Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba will be released at some point later on Sunday morning.The 23-year-old was rushed to hospital on Saturday night after...
Fabrice Muamba condition update expected later on Sunday morning

Chatterbox: Monday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matter at ChristmasHey, it's Monday! Did you do any games this weekend? I spent Saturday evening at the OneLifeLeft/Regular Features/Hookshot Christmas party in glorious Mayfair, London. I was the one in the white beard, inviting grown adults to sit on...
Chatterbox: Monday

We Sing Pop! – review

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Wii; £29.99; cert 12+; Nordic GamesThere are few better ways to end a Saturday evening than with your partner singing Kelis's Milkshake at full volume while his performance is rated onscreen. Particularly when those comments are of the unflinching "bad," "awful" and "terrible" variety.And it's this unlikely refusal to shy...
We Sing Pop! – review
Watch this: YouTube streaming Austin City Limits festival right now and all weekend long

McAfee Security founder wanted for murder in Belize

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John McAfee, the man who originally founded McAfee Security, is now wanted for murder in Belize. He has been charged in the death of another American expat, Gregory Faull, who was shot and killed in his home Saturday evening in San Pedro Town, off the Belizean mainland. Ars e-mailed and called the...
McAfee Security founder wanted for murder in Belize

GameCity7 festival: why I never wanted it to end

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The week-long gaming festival has just drawn to a close and here's what I made of Nottingham's gem of an eventOn Friday night it started snowing. Very slowly at first, just a few flakes descending in the bitter Nottingham air. But then the sky began to fill with these little...
GameCity7 festival: why I never wanted it to end

It Might Get Loud

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It Might Get Loud: Jean-Louis Gassée on the noise issue at Apple's newest store in Palo Alto: For reference, a normal conversation at 3 feet (1m) is 40 to 60 dB; a passenger car 30 feet away produces levels between 60 and 80 dB. From the Wikipedia article above: "[The] EPA-identified maximum...
It Might Get Loud

Google's next attempt at a more secure Buzz may take a few more days

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By Scott M. Fulton, III, Betanews A Google spokesperson confirmed to Betanews this afternoon that a second round of privacy changes, the nature of which was revealed last Saturday evening, is still being developed, and may yet go live "in the next couple of days."Among those changes will be a...
Google's next attempt at a more secure Buzz may take a few more days

You shouldn't be sitting at your computer on a Saturday evening. Here's your punishment: http://bit.ly/akoMGA

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You shouldn't be sitting at your computer on a Saturday evening. Here's your punishment: http://bit.ly/akoMGA
New York senator blames newspaper's gun map for local burglary
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