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Entries by Bianca Bosker from 08/2011

Teen Jake Davis, Alleged LulzSec Hacker, Out On Bail, Without Internet Access

Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology

By Georgina Prodhan LONDON | Mon Aug 1, 2011 8:43am EDT (Reuters) - A teenager believed to be a leading member of the Anonymous and LulzSec online...

Samsung Galaxy Tab's Australia Launch Delayed By Apple Suit: Report

Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

By Hyunjoo Jin and Victoria Thieberger SEOUL/MELBOURNE | Tue Aug 2, 2011 5:06am EDT (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics has delayed the Australian lau...

Facebook Buys iPad Book Creator Push Pop Press (VIDEO)

Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

Facebook has just snapped up another startup: Push Pop Press, a maker of interactive iPad books co-founded by a former Apple engineer. The company ...

Why Are African Americans More Likely To Join Twitter?

Posted 08.02.2011 | Technology

African Americans are more likely than whites to use Twitter -- and the gap is growing. Experts have attributed the difference in Twitter uptake am...

Hello, 'New Twitter': Old Twitter Is Going Away For Good

Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

Nearly a year after revealing a major site redesign dubbed "New Twitter," Twitter is finally preparing to shut down the old version of its site for go...

GenJuice CEO On What Makes Women Better Entrepreneurs Than Men

Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

GenJuice CEO Arielle Patrice Scott decided at an early age that she wanted to be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Like Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, Scott co-...

Spacewalking Astronauts Nix Release Of Satellite

Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts released a ham radio satellite outside the International Space Station on Wednesday despite a mis...

Insulin Pumps, Monitors Vulnerable To Hacking

Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS — Even the human bloodstream isn't safe from computer hackers. A security researcher who is diabetic has identified flaws that could ...

Wikipedia Says It Is Losing Contributors

Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology

HAIFA, Israel — Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that is written entirely by volunteers and allows anyone to edit its entries, is losing contr...

How Long Would It Take To Build A Facebook Clone? Former CTO Weighs In

Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology

As the fruits of Google's rush to build a social network are now achingly public, someone has asked a pretty apropos question on Quora, "How long woul...

Pentagon's Lightning Gun Sold For Scraps On eBay

Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Pentagon sank tens of millions of dollars into remote-controlled lightning guns that it hoped would ...

New CIO Steven VanRoekel Describes His Biggest Challenge: 'Doing More With Less'

Posted 08.04.2011 | Technology

When he takes office as the second-ever U.S. Chief Information Officer on Friday, Steven VanRoekel will be expected to manage the government's informa...

NASA Set To Launch Juno Spacecraft To Planet Jupiter

Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is on the verge of launching a new solar-powered spacecraft all the way to Jupiter. The robotic explorer, named Juno, ...

Apple Bests Nokia As World's Top Smartphone Vendor: IDC

Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. zoomed to the top of the list of global smartphone makers in the second quarter, blowing past ...

Internet Providers Hijacking Users' Search Queries

Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

Searches made by millions of internet users are being hijacked and redirected by some internet service providers in the US. Patents filed by Paxfire, ...

How Facebook's Photo Database Can Facilitate Real-Life Facial Recognition

Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

Facebook's online privacy woes are well-known. But here's an offline one: its massive database of profile photos can be used to identify you as you're...

Glmps iPhone App Aims To Offer A Glimpse Beyond The Still Photo

Posted 08.05.2011 | Technology

Though there are plenty of apps for sharing still pictures taken on an iPhone, a three-person start-up is hoping to carve a niche with a program that ...

Numbered: The Week's Must-See Tech Stats

Posted 08.08.2011 | Technology

"Numbered," our weekly digits digest, is bringing you the numbers behind the news. This feature highlights the top new stats, facts, and figures to...

Apple: The First $1 Trillion Company?

Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

Could Apple be worth $1 trillion? It's conceivable. The $338 billion iPhone and iPad maker is now worth only $4 billion less than market leader Exxon ...

Apple Briefly Passes Exxon As Most Valuable U.S. Company (VIDEO)

Posted 08.09.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Apple briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil on Tuesday as the nation's most valuable company. The iPhone and iPad maker had the lead for much of ...

WalMart's Vudu Video Service Reaches iPad

Posted 08.10.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- The Vudu video-streaming service is coming to the iPad, but not as an app. Vudu is starting to streaming video to the iPad's Web browser ...

U.S. Military's Hypersonic Glider Launched, Lost (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2011 | Technology

LOS ANGELES — An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.S. defense research into super-fast global strike capability was launched atop a roc...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Barefoot With Beer: 2005 Interview Reveals CEO's Doubts (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2011 | Technology

"Should I put the beer down?" Mark Zuckerberg asks. The CEO and co-founder of Facebook, now the world's largest social networking site, sits on a v...

Facebook's New Messenger App: What You Need To Know Before You Use It

Posted 08.12.2011 | Technology

Facebook recently unveiled a new, standalone app called "Messenger" that's made for sending SMS-like messages to your Facebook friends. But before ...

Netflix Tests New Section For Kids

Posted 08.12.2011 | Technology

Netflix has started to test a separate section for children's content on its website with a UI that is optimized to be used by kids themselves. Select...