Archive for April, 2013

Sports and Recreation

April 30, 2013 8:55 am
Sports and Recreation

Watching sports is one of the favorite recreational activities for people all over the world. When we think of sports we often think of the great athletes that play sports such as football and baseball; but some of the finest athletes in all of sports are not human. There are […]

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Technology could be more pervasive in our lives.

April 29, 2013 8:48 am
Technology could be more pervasive in our lives.

What could be more pervasive in our lives? Technology is any advance in making useful things. Most technologies are based on the sciences – engineering, industry, energy, communications, computers, electronics, transportation, etc. Technological developments began with the Stone Age and have included industrial … Keep Reading → technology, the steam […]

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Pets and Animals

8:42 am
Pets and Animals

Pets & Animals are kept by many people as companions – the most common being cats and dogs. Other mammals make good pets, like rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, and hamsters. Some people keep reptiles, amphibians, and fish in tanks or other enclosures. Others have birds in cages. The first domesticated, […]

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Verizon Eyes $100 billion Bid For Vodafone’s Wireless Stake

8:13 am
Verizon Eyes $100 billion Bid For Vodafone’s Wireless Stake

Verizon Communications has hired advisers to prepare a possible $100 billion bid to take full control of Verizon Wireless from its partner Vodafone, two people familiar with the matter said.The two sources said Verizon was considering a 50:50 cash and stock bid for the 45 percent stake it does not […]

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South African Regulator Allows Pornographic TV Channels

8:11 am
South African Regulator Allows Pornographic TV Channels

South Africa’s communications regulator, ICASA, on Wednesday gave permission for satellite television network TopTV to broadcast three “sexually explicit” channels, saying there was no legal basis to reject the application.The decision opens the gates for wider dissemination of pornography in Africa’s largest economy, where regulators have previously rejected bids, saying […]

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Nokia has released a mobile phone with a dedicated WhatsApp physical button

8:09 am
Nokia has released a mobile phone with a dedicated WhatsApp physical button

Nokia has released a mobile phone with a dedicated WhatsApp physical button. The feature triggers the cross-platform messaging app which offers a free alternative to SMS texts. HTC and Nokia have previously released handsets with Facebook-devoted buttons, but this marks a first for WhatsApp.Analysts suggested the move would make WhatsApp […]

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The social media generation thinks nothing about sharing data on personal devices

April 23, 2013 9:09 am
The social media generation thinks nothing about sharing data on personal devices

The social media generation thinks nothing about sharing data on personal devices while at work. That may be sparking a generational shift in how organizational information is valued, a social media side effect that could open the door to more security threats in the future. Younger workers aren’t endangering office […]

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made it clear that the company's future is in mobile

9:03 am
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made it clear that the company's future is in mobile

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has made it clear that the company’s future is in mobile, and two new apps offer interesting twists on basic functions — weather reports and email. The weather app, currently available for iPhones and iPods, uses gorgeous photographs to show conditions around the world rather than […]

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Google's new home page could be like this!

8:54 am
Google's new home page could be like this!

A Chrome browser extension and some code hidden on a Web site indicate that Google might replace iGoogle with a desktop version of Google Now. The unconfirmed report on Google Operating System, a blog that’s not affiliated with Google, highlights code on a Web page that it says Google uses […]

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Amazon To Pilot TV Comedies And Children’s Shows Online

April 20, 2013 9:56 am
Amazon To Pilot TV Comedies And Children’s Shows Online

Fourteen pilot shows – including Alpha House and Zombieland – are to be put to the public vote on Lovefilm and Amazon.com. Viewers can submit feedback influencing which shows get made into full series. The 14 shows are made by independent production companies and produced by Amazon Studios, the film […]

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Google and Microsoft see a jump in profits

April 19, 2013 11:20 am
Google and Microsoft see a jump in profits

Technology giants Google and Microsoft have both reported rising profits. Google’s net profit climbed to $3.35bn (£2.19bn) in the first three months of the year, up 16% from a year earlier, boosted by online advertising revenue. Microsoft said it made $6bn in profit during the same period, a jump of […]

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Cispa bill on cyber security passed by the US House

11:19 am
Cispa bill on cyber security passed by the US House

  The US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act. Cispa is designed to help combat cyberthreats by making it easier for law enforcers to get at web data. This is the second time Cispa has been passed by the House. Senators threw out […]

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Facebook gives U.S. users free calls in Messenger for Android

11:17 am
Facebook gives U.S. users free calls in Messenger for Android

The social network now allows people in 24 countries to use its messaging app for Android to make free calls. Chat Heads can now be used to initiate free phone calls, courtesy of Facebook. Facebook is bringing its voice-over-IP calling feature to even more of its users on the Android […]

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CISPA plan to let feds receive confidential data wins big House vote

11:15 am
CISPA plan to let feds receive confidential data wins big House vote

CISPA author Rep. Mike Rogers (left), who successfully navigated his legislation through the House of Representatives despite ongoing privacy concerns. (Credit: Getty Images) The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a controversial data-sharing bill that would authorize e-mail and Internet providers to share confidential information with the federal government. […]

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Here is Kepler-62 and the solar system

11:13 am
Here is Kepler-62 and the solar system

NASA today announced that Kepler, its alien world-hunting spacecraft, has discovered two previously unknown planetary systems including three super-Earth size planets in the much-coveted “habitable zone” capable of sustaining life. This diagram compares the planets of our solar system to Kepler-62, one of the newly found systems. The five-planet system […]

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