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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

3G Security Flaw Could Let Anyone Track Your Phone
6:35:58 AM
Security flaws in the code that connects your phone to 3G networks could allow anyone to track it, according to research from the University of Birmingham with collaboration from the Technical University of Berlin. The flaws, reported by SC...

Zynga Poker Chief Calls it Quits [REPORT]
5:55:52 AM
Struggling game maker Zynga received another blow Monday, with the exit of Laurence "Lo" Toney, an executive who oversaw the company's hugely popular online poker game. Toney, who has been with Zynga since 2010, revealed that he left the company...

Google and Samsung to Launch High-End Nexus Tablet [REPORT]
4:55:50 AM
Google has teamed up with Samsung for a new 10.1-inch Nexus tablet. Cnet, citing NPD DisplaySearch analyst Richard Shim, reveals some details about the upcoming tablet. It will have, Shim claims, a 2,560x1,600 resolution with 299 PPI, which is...

Windows Phone 8 Pre-Orders Start Oct. 21 [REPORT]
4:05:45 AM
The first batch of Windows Phone 8 devices will be available for pre-order in the U.S. starting Oct. 21. Sources tell The Verge that mobile service provider AT&T will begin taking pre-orders for Windows Phone 8 smartphones, including the HTC 8X...

Google's Neural Networks Advance Artificial Intelligence [VIDEO]
3:05:46 AM
Google has new inspiration for their software -- the human brain. For months, the tech company has been developing "neural networking," a technique that collects data and uses that data towards other processes, much like the neurons in the human...

Comedian Louis C.K. Sells Friend's Breast Cancer Standup Set on His Website
2:05:41 AM
Comedian Tig Notaro's widely acclaimed standup set on her breast cancer diagnosis is now available on Louis C.K.'s website. Fellow comic C.K. posted a live recording of Notaro's August show at the Largo comedy club in Los Angeles. Downloadable as...

'Sad YouTube' Uncovers Poignant Comments You Never See
1:05:46 AM
YouTube comments can come and go with a blink of an eye, but a new blog from Canadian filmmaker Mark Slutsky tries to capture the rare gem in an ocean of trolling, spam and hatred. Sad YouTube snapshots YouTube comments on different pop songs...

'Charlie Bit My Finger' to Become Web Series
12:05:47 AM
"Ouch, Char-lie!" Back in 2007, a video of a one-year-old English boy biting his older brother's finger went viral. You've probably seen it. Now, the two boys, Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr, will star in their own web series based on the...

20 TV Shows With the Most Social Buzz This Week
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:55 PM
Wednesday's first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney dominated social media this week, but failed to unseat The X Factor from its four-week reign atop the broadcast chart. The music competition garnered 2.5 million social...

'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Returns as Archie Comic
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:35 PM
Sabrina the Teenage Witch will return to television in the form of a new cartoon on The Hub. In the upcoming reboot, which is written by a Buffy writing alumni, Sabrina will still be a witch. But she will also spend a healthy amount of time...

Portable Faucet Aims to Clean the World's Water [VIDEO]
Monday, October 08, 2012 11:25 PM
For Kim Chow, a trip to Lima, Peru, proved to be a concerning one. Chow found that the people of the 30,000 Cerro Verde slum were storing water in 55-gallon drums on the street, making the town more susceptible to water-borne illnesses. She also...

Talking to Kids About Online Porn: How One Dad Handled it
Monday, October 08, 2012 10:55 PM
Talking to kids about pornography has vexed parents for generations. It's even harder today -- the Internet gives kids access to a whole lot more than a Playboy magazine under the bed ever did. There are thousands of websites, many with video,...

Soccer Star Ashley Cole Charged for Obscene Viral Tweet
Monday, October 08, 2012 10:45 PM
British soccer star Ashley Cole has been charged with misconduct by the sport's governing body in England after he directed an obscene Twitter post at the organization last week. Cole plays left-back for the powerhouse club Chelsea and England's...

These iPad Magazines Now Let Readers Share Content Directly to Pinterest
Monday, October 08, 2012 9:45 PM
Have you ever wished you could clip a layout or picture from a digital magazine straight to Pinterest? Now, there's a way. Maz, a startup that helps publishers design magazine apps for the iPad, recently launched a new feature to make it easier...

MIT: Princess Leia Hologram 'Within a Year' [VIDEO]
Monday, October 08, 2012 9:15 PM
It's been well over 30 years since a ghostly image of Carrie Fisher first told Obi-Wan Kenobi he was her only hope, but the technology to create full-motion holograms has remained stubbornly out of reach. That is, except for the lab coats at MIT....

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