Technology News Archive - June 20, 2012

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia.

Google Flags 9,500 Malicious Websites Per Day

Google published some startling statistics on Tuesday, revealing that it uncovers some 9,500 new malicious websites every day through its ‘Safe Browsing’ program.

Learn To Code, Earn Big Bucks In The App Economy

Those who have always wanted to learn how to code or want to try their hand in the bustling App Economy have a new way to learn the geeky ins-and-outs.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe...

Is Senator Charles Schumer concerned Apple and Google could possibly discover the secret to his super-secret barbecue sauce?

How Does Facebook Handle Those Inappropriate Content Reports?

Facebook on Tuesday released a handy little infographic detailing how inappropriate, rude or spammy Facebook posts are handled.

Intel Buys 1,700 Technology Patents From InterDigital

Intel announced on Monday that it would be paying InterDigital $375 million for 1,700 technology patents.

Apple Renews Liquidmetal Contract

It’s the rumor that refuses to die: Apple will one day make everything out of Liquidmetal. That’ll show ‘em.

Flame Malware Was The Brainchild Of CIA, NSA And Israeli Military

Flame malware has been confirmed to be a jointly created effort of the CIA, the NSA, and the Israeli military to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

Aston Martin Vanquish: The Last Car You May Ever Want

Luxury English car maker Aston Martin has rolled out its latest flagship supercar and has resurrected a classic name for it.

Language Translator Startup Duolingo Gets Funding From TV Star

Ashton Kutcher, along with New York-based Union Square Ventures, has invested a total of $3.3 million in the start-up venture Duolingo.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.