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  • Google Delays Nexus Q Launch, Pre-Orders Get It Free
    By on July 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    MBCook writes “After a mixed reaction from the press, Google will be delaying the launch of the Nexus Q. People who pre-ordered will receive the current version of the device for free. ‘When we announced Nexus Q at Google I/O, we gave away devices to attendees for an early preview. The industrial design and hardware were met with great enthusiasm. We also heard initial feedback from users that they want Nexus Q to do even more than it (more…)

  • VIDEO: Campbell storms into semi-finals
    By on July 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Alan Campbell produces a sensational performance to storm into the semi-final of the mens single sculls at Eton Dorney.


  • VIDEO: Distraught fencer Shin stages sit-in
    By on July 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    South Korean fencer Shin Lam delays the epee competition at the London 2012 Olympics after refusing to leave the arena following defeat in the semi-final.


  • Twitter Boots Critic of NBC For Tweeting Exec’s Email Address
    By on July 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    netbuzz writes “Guy Adams, a Los Angeles-based correspondent for The Independent of London, had his Twitter account suspended today, allegedly for having violated a Twitter privacy policy when he tweeted the workplace email address of an NBC Sports executive. The Internet is abuzz with accusations – no make that assumptions – that Twitter muzzled Adams because Adams was tweeting up a storm of protest over NBC’s coverage of (more…)

  • Cyber Attacks On Activists Traced To Gamma Group’s FinFisher Spyware
    By on July 26, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sherloqq sends this quote from a Bloomberg report:
    “FinFisher, a spyware sold by U.K.- based Gamma Group, can secretly take remote control of a computer, copying files, intercepting Skype calls and logging every keystroke. For the past year, human rights advocates and virus hunters have scrutinized FinFisher, seeking to uncover potential abuses. They got a glimpse of its reach when a FinFisher sales pitch to Egyptian state security was (more…)

  • VIDEO: Searle brothers gold with Herbert
    By on July 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    British rowing brothers Jonny and Greg Searle win the coxed pairs at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with coxswain Garry Herbert, whose tears on the rostrum became a defining image of the Games.


  • 2.4 Million Ontario Voters’ Private Info Compromised
    By on July 21, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Elections Ontario, an agency tasked with the organization and conduct of general elections and by-elections in Canada’s Ontario region, is warning voters about the loss and potential theft of two USB sticks containing private information of 2.4 million voters from approximately 20–25 electoral districts. The information at issue is limited to full name, gender, birth date, address, whether or not an elector (more…)

  • Catalan Dragons 15-20 St Helens
    By on July 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    St Helens survive a sending-off to become only the second away team to win at Catalan Dragons this season.


  • Is Pluto a Binary Planet?
    By on July 16, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    astroengine writes “If the Pluto-Charon system were viewed in a similar way to binary stars and binary asteroids, Pluto would become a Pluto-Charon binary planet. After all, Charon is 12% the mass of Pluto, causing the duo to orbit a barycenter that is located above Pluto’s surface. Sadly, in the IAU’s haste to define what a planet is in 2006, they missed a golden opportunity to define the planetary binary. Interestingly, if Pluto was (more…)

  • Team GB battle to win over India
    By on July 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Great Britain’s men’s hockey team came from behind to beat India 3-1 in the first match of an Olympics warm up tournament.