Reuters: Technology News
last updated: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:29:16 GMT

China Telecom, Unicom to build content delivery firm: Chinese paper
(Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd could soon jointly invest in a new content delivery network (CDN) company that would speed up Chinese users' Internet access, a Chinese paper reported on Friday.






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BBC News - Technology
last updated: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:00:08 GMT

Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.

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PC World - News RSS feed
last updated: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:27:30 +1100

Microsoft to continue using Nokia brand on entry-level phones
Microsoft will continue to sell low-end phones with the Nokia brand and has licensed the brand for these type of devices.

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Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
last updated: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:51:00 -0400

AT&T revenue lower than expected as customers bring in their own phones

An AT&T building is pictured in Los AngelesBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said on Wednesday its quarterly revenue rose but by less than Wall Street anticipated as a wave of subscribers plugged into the network using pre-purchased devices. The company cut its full-year consolidated revenue growth outlook for 2014 to 3-4 percent from 5 percent. AT&T said 400,000 subscribers brought their own devices when signing up for service this quarter, instead of purchasing one at an AT&T store. ...


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Is Christian Bale the Steve Jobs we need?
WORD is Christian Bale will give us the Steve Jobs we deserve in an upcoming movie on the Apple founder. Well, if anyone can do it, Batman can.

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CNET News.com
last updated: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 18:41:00 PDT

Mom tries to Facebook-shame daughter, gets pizza on face
A mother makes her daughter pose for a picture to prove that it will travel far and wide on the Web. She ends up getting prank calls, pizza deliveries, and a lesson for herself.

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NSA's reported Huawei hack gives glimpse of agency's role in 'cyber Cold War'
The latest report based on leaks by Edward Snowden has it that the NSA hacked into the servers of a Chinese router company that had itself been accused by the US of potentially aiding government espionage.

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Twitter battle in Turkey heats up, spreads to YouTube -- reports
The fight over a Twitter ban in the country intensifies, as the government reportedly blocks a workaround, the White House weighs in, and Google refuses to yank YouTube vids critical of the prime minister.

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Apple rumor claims all-new, 12-inch MacBook Air
The MacBook is getting a makeover sooner rather than later -- if chatter from China is accurate.

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Businesses of the future...with Samsung devices, of course (pictures)
The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom -- called the Executive Briefing Center -- at its North American headquarters in New Jersey to show potential business customers what Samsung technology they can use to change their operations.

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2048 starts easy; gets hard. Here's how to make it easy again
The Threes-like puzzle game sucks you in by making it seem easy to hit the magic number. Turns out, though, that it actually is easy -- if you understand the game's logic.

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Samsung shows business customers how to be high tech
The Korean electronics giant operates a showroom in New Jersey to demonstrate technology it has for hotels, financial firms, retailers, and other businesses.

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Automating your 2048 game
2048 may be deceptively difficult in its later stages, but the early portion of the game can be played mindlessly by mashing the left and up arrow keys and building into a corner.

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Google speeds WebP image format, brings animation support to Chrome
Other browser makers are unmoved by file-size advantages of the image format, but Google is pressing ahead. And it's saving terabytes of network usage a day on its own sites.

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Obama talks spying with Facebook's Zuckerberg, Google's Schmidt
Zuckerberg and Obama "had an honest talk about government intrusion on the Internet," says Facebook -- just days after the CEO posted an indignant statement on his Facebook page.

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Apple considering a Spotify rival and iTunes Android app
The company is in talks to launch an on-demand streaming music service in order to battle US declines in iTunes downloads, according to Billboard.

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Get your body into VR games
Gesture-control armband Myo by Thalmic Labs has found a way for gamers to go from hands on to hands in. When paired with virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift, gamers can see and use their hands in games. CNET got a demo of the combo in action.

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Behind the sounds of Infamous: Second Son
Creating a video game hero with superpowers like smoke and neon means figuring out what they should sound like. Sony took CNET behind the scenes to show us how it created the sound effects for new PS4 game Infamous: Second Son.

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Dolby to put Atmos surround sound on tablets, smartphones
The immersive audio that makes moviegoers feel like they're inside the film rather than just watching it will be available for Dolby partners to incorporate on mobile by the end of the year, Dolby says.

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Runway safety improvements under way at SFO (pictures)
Two of four runways will close as part of federally mandated improvements. CNET takes a look at the technology and gets a tour of SFO's runways.

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San Francisco Airport uses tech to meet runway safety standards
In order to meet a federal directive, the airport will close two runways this summer to install a special concrete material that will bring runaway aircraft quickly to a stop.

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Microsoft revises privacy policy in wake of Hotmail search case
Blowback in handling of corporate espionage case forces Microsoft to promise stronger policies protecting privacy of Hotmail account holders.

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Phil Spencer on Xbox One 'always-on' debacle: 'We could have been more clear'
On the final day of the Game Developers Conference, the head of Microsoft Studios opens up about the Xbox One's tumultuous road to launch and the company's indie game relationship.

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Microsoft: Here's $100 if you drop Windows XP
Hey XP users, time to move on -- Microsoft is saying in no uncertain terms by offering $100 off a new PC.

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The Web out-Picassos itself: Welcome, sticky tape selfies
In the latest and perhaps most tastelessly sweet Internet meme, people are wrapping their faces in sticky tape and snapping the results. Perfect for your 3-year-old this weekend.

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BuzzFeed - Geeky
last updated: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:50:48 -0400

ICYMI: A Mountain-Sized Comet Passed By Mars

Are we out of the woods yet? Here’s why the once-in-a-lifetime event is a big deal.

This week a comet passed by Mars at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles.

This week a comet passed by Mars at a distance of approximately 87,000 miles.

That makes it the closest comet flyby to Mars than any known comet flyby of Earth or Mars, according to NASA. It won't be back for more than a million years.

NASA/JPL-Caltech / Via mars.nasa.gov

Named Siding Spring, the comet is shown here in a composite that NASA released today, taken using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Named Siding Spring, the comet is shown here in a composite that NASA released today , taken using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Comets are sometimes called “dirty snowballs” because they are a collection of debris and ices. Since it's not the only comet named Siding Spring, it uses the official tag, C/2013 A1.

Scottish-Australian scientist Robert H. McNaught found the comet, which is named after the observatory where it was spotted. The Siding Spring Survey, the early-warning program that discovered it, was shuttered last year after it lost its funding, according to the Guardian.

NASA, ESA, PSI, JHU / APL, STScI/AURA

The comet skirted by at about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon.

The comet skirted by at about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon.

Just to give you a sense of how much of a near-miss the near-miss was. Earth's closest encounter in recorded history, a comet named Lexell, was about six times the distance of the moon. It was discovered in 1770 but hasn’t been seen since.

NASA/JPL-Caltech / Via mars.nasa.gov

The flyby spurred NASA to have its Mars orbiters duck behind the planet to save them from dust particles estimated to be traveling 125,000 mph (56 km/sec).

The flyby spurred NASA to have its Mars orbiters duck behind the planet to save them from dust particles estimated to be traveling 125,000 mph (56 km/sec).

They are happy to report that the satellites are in good health.

Siding Spring's close encounter with the sun, which occurs six days after passing Mars, could still make it risky for Mars spacecraft as the comet's tail grow as the water vapor comes off of the nucleus and can send high-velocity particles at them.

NASA / Via mars.nasa.gov


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Felicia Day Writes About #GamerGate, Gets Information Hacked
"Games are worth fighting for, even if the atmosphere is ugly right now"

Supernatural actress and avid gamer Felicia Day took to her Tumblr to talk about #GamerGate on Thursday and, perhaps unsurprisingly, was immediately harassed. Though #GamerGaters claim that they are policing ethics in gaming journalism, a small but loud subset of the group has lobbed misogynistic threats at women who play, create and critique games, some even making threats of murder and rape. (Here’s an explainer.)

“A small voice of doubt in my brain now suspected that [two male gamers I was passing on the street] and I might not be comrades after all,” wrote Day. “That they might not greet me with reflected friendliness, but contempt.”

Day was moved to write on the subject after feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian came under attack. Sarkeesian, who makes videos examining misogynist tropes in video games, had to flee her home because of violent threats. Then, a week ago, she was forced to cancel a speaking engagement at Utah State University after an anonymous person sent a letter to the school administration threatening to massacre students if she spoke.

“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America,” the letter read. Sarkeesian is just one of the many women targeted by #GamerGate: game developers Brianna Wu and Zoe Quinn have also had to leave their homes due to threats.

“Because of the frightening emotions and actions attached to what has happened over the last month, the events are sure to have a long-lasting affect on gaming as a culture,” Day wrote. “The fact that it has affected me, to the point where I decided to cross the street last weekend away from those gamers, was heartbreaking. Because I realized my silence on the issue was not motivated by some grand strategy, but out of fear that the issue has created about speaking out.”

But she encouraged everyone to continue gaming, even if they are harassed: “Games are beautiful, they are creative, they are worlds to immerse yourself in. They are art. And they are worth fighting for, even if the atmosphere is ugly right now.”

Just an hour after writing the post, Day was doxxed (i.e., had her private or identifying information published with malicious intent). Former NFL player Chris Kluwe pointed out the inherent sexism in the fact that #GamerGate doxxed Day but did not make his information public, even though he wrote his own post calling GamerGaters “basement-dwelling, cheetos-huffing, poopsock-sniffing douchepistols,” among dozens of other equally creative insults.

In his post, Kluwe called for #GamerGaters who disagreed with these misogynistic attacks to distance themselves from those making sexist threats by starting a new hashtag movement and condemning the old one.

Day tweeted Thursday afternoon to thank fans, feminists and gamers for their support as she has come under attack:

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last updated: Mon, 08 Oct 2012 07:22:42 +0000

liamalexander: My daily stats: 12 new followers, 9 new unfollowers via http://t.co/hROlspGI
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alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6
alanjonesUK: RT @PopSci: Scientists finally have some answers about the mysterious "dark matter" in the human genome: http://t.co/Gm4Fh0B6

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Hands on: Pixelmator for iPad is a valuable tool for artists and photographers
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Pixelmator has long been a favorite among artists and photographers seeking an alternative to the subscription-based Adobe Photoshop. The company’s appearance onstage at Apple’s most recent event, to introduce its eagerly awaited iPad app, has certainly given Pixelmator’s profile a boost. Now that it’s here — just in time for iOS 8 — we took Pixelmator for iPad for a spin and found it a solid contribution to the slate of image editors for the iPad, and especially useful for those already using Pixelmator on the desktop. With the mobile Pixelmator, available for iOS only, you can create drawings and paintings from scratch or pull photos...

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