Saturday, July 31, 2010

Technical News - 31 July 2010

  • Samsung Invites Developers to bada Developer Day

    July 31, 2010

    Filed under: News : Smart




    Join other developers and the Samsung development team for a bada session. Read more


  • Starcraft II Sells 1Million Copies on Day One

    July 31, 2010

    Filed under: News : Games




    Starcraft II sells really well on day one. Read more


  • Netgear Showcases Industry-Leading Technologies At Intel Channel Conference 2010

    July 31, 2010

    Filed under: News : Internet




    Netgear shows us all about their wireless routers. Read more


  • Spice Gets Sporty With Their M-6 Dual SIM Handset

    July 31, 2010

    Filed under: News : Multimedia




    Spices M6 handset is designed for the sports enthusiast. Read more


  • Obama hopes Rep. Rangel can leave "with dignity"

    July 31, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called ethics charges against Representative Charles Rangel "very troubling" on Friday and said he hoped the lawmaker could end his career "with dignity."



  • Second senior Democrat to face ethics trial: source

    July 31, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second senior Democratic lawmaker may face a public ethics trial this fall, posing a possible setback to the party's efforts to keep control of the House of Representatives in the November elections.



  • New Street Football Mode on Fifa 11 for Wii

    July 31, 2010

    Filed under: News : Games




    Fifa 11 to include new gameplay mode Read more


  • 'Unhackable' Android Can Be Hacked

    July 31, 2010

    Once thought to be unhackable, the Android phone is anything but, according to researchers presenting at Black Hat 2010.

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    Black Hat - Android - Handhelds - Hacking - Black Hat 2010


  • Google Maps adds "Places" and other top Android Apps of the Week (Appolicious)

    July 31, 2010

    Appolicious - It was a pretty good week for the Android Market, with several big brands unveiling their shiny new Android apps. Even Google got in on the fun, updating its Maps app with a dedicated “Places” icon.


  • BP to try well kill Tuesday

    July 31, 2010

    BILOXI, Mississippi (Reuters) - BP said on Friday it could seal its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well by next week as the House of Representatives voted to toughen regulation of offshore energy drilling.



  • Who Is Downloading the Torrented Facebook Files?

    July 31, 2010

    eldavojohn writes "Gizmodo's got an interesting scoop on a list of IPs acquired from Peer Block revealing who is downloading the Facebook user data torrented this week: Apple, the Church of Scientology, Disney, Intel, IBM and several major government contractors just to name a few. The article notes that this doesn't mean it's sanctioned by these companies or even known to be happening, but the IP addresses of requests coming to one of the users' machines match to lists of IP blocks for each company


  • 5 iPad Apps for Travelers

    July 31, 2010

    Travelers have a variety of apps to choose from that will help them out during their travels. Here are 5 great iPad Apps that are great for travelers.



  • Microsoft Partners Slow to Patch, Report Says

    July 31, 2010

    Microsoft's bug reports fail to result in prompt corrections, the Microsoft Vulnerability Research program reports.

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    Microsoft - Patch - Business - Allegedly Unethical Firms - Monopolies and Oligopolies


  • Top-rated reviews of the week (photos)

    July 31, 2010

    Here are a few of CNET Reviews' favorite items from the past week, including the 2011 BMW 535i, the Sony BDV-E770W home theater system, and the Apple Magic Trackpad.


  • Baseball Hall of Fame plaques (photos)

    July 31, 2010

    Road Trip 2010: CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman calls out his selections as the best cross-sections of players in history.


  • Baseball's best shine in the Hall of Fame (photos)

    July 31, 2010

    Road Trip 2010: After a lifetime as a fan, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman finally makes it to Cooperstown.


  • Gazing at a DIY Dobsonian telescope (photos)

    July 31, 2010

    Amateur astronomer Douglas Smith made his own stargazing telescope, and it can see details on the moon. Have a look.


  • DIY Weekend: Building a window to the stars

    July 31, 2010

    Douglas Smith built a telescope out of plywood, aluminum, and porthole glass. Now he can see the rings of Saturn and the moons of Jupiter.


  • The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets

    July 31, 2010

    One of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet,is the business of spying on Internet users. Tracking of consumers has grown both far more pervasive and far more intrusive than is realized by all but a handful of people in the vanguard of the industry. Profiles of individuals, constantly refreshed, are bought and sold.



  • Top 10 Thesis Wordpress Theme Customizations | TechnoZeast

    July 31, 2010

    Thesis is best SEO optimized and most flexible and customizable theme framework for wordpress



  • Inside The Datacenters Powering Six Top Social Sites

    July 31, 2010

    With the news that Twitter will be building its own managed data center, this article looks a bit more at the data center technology behind some of the top social sites and how they are applying innovative techniques, energy efficiency, and managing information.



  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2010

    July 31, 2010

    Stunning images of space taken from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist.


  • At long last, a visit to Cooperstown

    July 31, 2010

    Road Trip 2010: The Baseball Hall of Fame showcases many of the most memorable moments in America's Pastime, as well as its most cherished players, and even some of its most notorious scandals.


  • iPad makes powerful impact amongst businesses

    July 31, 2010

    Apple, known for courting consumers with sleek designs and easy-to-use software, is making inroads with corporations that say the iPad can make workers more productive without putting sensitive customer information at risk.



  • 360 Panorama: Panoramic iPhone Photography Made easy

    July 31, 2010

    Today, 360 Panorama was released for the iPhone, and it brings auto real time stitching into the practical realm of panoramic photography.



  • Will Facebook Ever Be Replaced?

    July 31, 2010

    Much to its credit, Facebook (which may not even qualify as a start-up any longer) has stood firm in the rapid river that is the modern social web and has grown into one of the most powerful web properties online. Could it be that Facebook has found a unique formula that protects them from obsolescence and makes it irreplaceable?



  • Israeli air strike kills Hamas commander in Gaza

    July 31, 2010

    GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike has killed a Hamas military commander and rocket maker in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist group that rules the Palestinian territory said on Saturday.



  • "Jersey Shore" Premiere's Social Media Impact [INFOGRAPHIC]

    July 31, 2010

    For those of us living in the U.S., it was nearly impossible to avoid the hype surrounding last night’s season two premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore.With the premiere come and gone, we can now analyze the impact of the show on our favorite social media sites



  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5.0.0.67

    July 31, 2010

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware monitors all active programs in real time for dangerous behavior (Behavior Blocking) and can detect new unknown Trojans, Worms, Viruses and other damaging programs (Zero-Day dangers) without daily updates. The signature-based security (Emsisoft and Ikarus double engine) ensures a very high recognition rate of known Malware suc...


  • Twitter Rolls Out New 'Follow Suggestions' Feature

    July 31, 2010

    In comes a brand new Twitter feature (Tweature!). Starting today, Twitter will extend a hand by offering tailored suggestions of whom to follow.



  • 10 Experimental PHP Projects Pushing the Envelope

    July 31, 2010

    As the saying goes, "Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should." But in the world of programming, stretching boundaries is just part of the fun. The PHP community has never been one to shy away from bending their favorite language more ways than a shopping mall pretzel, and as the ten wild projects introduced in this article indicate, the fervor for experimentation is as strong as


  • Triggers in database

    July 31, 2010

    Triggers are one of the database object,which performs their own operation when user performs any DML operation on a specific table.


  • the best resource for PHP tutorials, templates, PHP manuals, content management systems, scripts, classes and more.

    July 31, 2010

    A few months ago I wrote a series of articles highlighting PHP-driven content management systems and frameworks, and I singled out ExpressionEngine as one particularly impressive solution that effectively balances the best features of both. This popular Web development solution recently took another major step forward with the July 12 release of ExpressionEngine 2.1, the product's first major upg


  • The 5 (Really) Cool Windows Tools You Might Need

    July 30, 2010

    There are so many software available out there that can make your windows PC performs better, getting by free and good ones is not that easy. That is why I am sharing few great freeware tools for you to make your lives easier than ever. Read each entry in the list and see which tool suits your needs best.



  • Smooth-talking hackers test hi-tech titans' skills (AFP)

    July 30, 2010

    Hackers at the infamous DefCon gathering held in Las Vegas are proving that old-fashioned telephone smooth talk is an effective rival to slick software skills when it comes to pulling off attacks on computer networks.(AFP/File/Joel Saget)AFP - Hackers at an infamous DefCon gathering are proving that old-fashioned smooth talk rivals slick software skills when it comes to pulling off attacks on computer networks.



  • Twitter Now Suggests People You Might Want to Follow

    July 30, 2010

    Twitter Will Now Suggest People You Might Be Interested In StalkingIt can be tough to find fascinating people to follow on Twitter, but now and then you'll find someone whose tweets perfectly match your interests and you'll wish there were more people like that. Well, now Twitter will help you find those folks—if they exist.



  • Arizona immigration law appeal set for November

    July 30, 2010

    PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A U.S. court denied a request for an expedited hearing on Friday and instead set a November date for Arizona's appeal to a federal court ruling that blocked key parts of a state law cracking down on illegal immigration.



  • mIRC 7.1

    July 30, 2010

    mIRC is a full featured Internet Relay Chat client for Windows that can be used to communicate, share, play or work with others on IRC networks around the world, either in multi-user group conferences or in one-to-one private discussions.


  • Google Chrome 6.0.472.14 Beta

    July 30, 2010

    Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.


  • U.S. bank failures total 108 after 5 shut on Friday

    July 30, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank failures reached 108 so far in 2010 on Friday as regulators seized five small banks in the Pacific Northwest and the Southeast, none publicly traded.



  • FBI rings up Defcon organizers over contest

    July 30, 2010

    A Defcon contest that invites contestants to trick employees at U.S. corporations into revealing not-so-sensitive data has rattled some nerves.



  • Internet Explorer 9 Beta to Arrive in September

    July 30, 2010

    Microsoft today disclosed that version nine of its Internet Explorer Web browser will have a beta release in September.



  • BlackBerry maker to launch tablet in November: report

    July 30, 2010

    TORONTO (Reuters) - Research In Motion will introduce a tablet computer in November to compete with Apple Inc's iPad, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing two people familiar with the company's plans.


  • Students finally wake up to Facebook privacy issues

    July 30, 2010

    College students do care about Facebook privacy, it turns out, and their use of the service's privacy settings has skyrocketed between 2009 and 2010, according to two researchers.



  • Tighter security coming in Firefox 4

    July 30, 2010

    At Black Hat, a trio of security representatives from Mozilla detailed how the company plans to push the browser to be more secure for users while nudging developers toward safer coding practices.

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