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Google Tries To Break Into The Living Room Again With Chromecast
2013-07-24 17:16:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As competitors Apple and Microsoft work behind the scenes to perfect their allegedly upcoming TV offerings, Google has just announced their newest entrant into the streaming market. Chromecast is a thumb drive-sized device that plugs into an HDMI port in the back of your existing television. Any Google device, Android or Chrome, can then stream content directly to the television without the need to buy a new television or set top box....

MorePhone: A Phone That Bends When It Gets A Call
2013-04-29 18:50:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you ever found yourself missing a phone call or text message because your phone was on silent or because the ringer was turned down too low? Some researchers from the Queen´s University Human Media Lab in Canada are working to make sure you never miss a notification again with a phone that bends when a call or message comes through. They´re calling it the “MorePhone” and hope a visual cue (in addition...

Microsoft To Roll Out Two-Step Verification For Accounts
2013-04-17 18:36:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It had been rumored last week that Microsoft would soon begin offering two-step verification security features for all Microsoft Account users. The Redmond company made the move official today with a blog post entitled: “Microsoft Account Gets More Secure.” Microsoft Accounts work just like Apple IDs or Google accounts. With one username and password, Microsoft fans are able to sign in to Outlook.com, Skype,...

Rustle League Hacks Anonymous Twitter Account
2013-02-21 20:26:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It may be too early to tell, but so far 2013 looks to become the year of the Twitter hack. Celebrities like Alicia Keys have claimed to have been hacked when a tweet went out from her account from an iPhone. Keys, by the way, was recently “hired” as the Global Creative Director for BlackBerry, the company that was once known as RIM. Following in her footsteps, Burger King had their Twitter account hacked by an...

Foxconn Freezes Hiring, Wall Street Dumps Apple Stock
2013-02-20 19:35:04

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Wall Street, it seems, really wants Apple to fail. With every whiff of something that could be bad news, the sell off begins. Stock prices drop, people become panicked, and headlines are born. Foxconn today announced a hiring freeze in all their plants across China. When the Financial Times reported this news, they cited Foxconn spokesperson Liu Kun, who claimed the freeze was related to poor demand for the iPhone 5, a...

Russian Hackers Steal Money Via SMS
2013-02-08 19:17:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s a statement that should surprise no one: Russian Android users are being targeted by yet another malicious attack. According to AdaptiveMobile, malicious SMS Trojan attacks are affecting those Android fans in Russia who fall for the trap a young, lusty girl loves them and wants to share naked pictures of herself. AdaptiveMobile has been tracking this scam as a part of their Ongoing Threat Analysis (OTA) and has...

Grand Canyon Added To Google Maps Street View
2013-01-31 19:11:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Have you grown tired of virtually touring the gulags of North Korea? Why not take a cruise around the Grand Canyon for a while? Today, Google has announced that they´ve added some new imagery to their Google Maps Street View service. Now, users can take a virtual trip through more than 75 miles worth of trail in the Grand Canyon National Park, all from the comfort of their own home. Last summer, Google announced...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'