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Men And Women Check Out Female Body
2013-10-29 15:51:49

[ Watch the Video: Eye-Tracking Study Scopes Out Some Chicks ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the first time, researchers have used sophisticated eye-tracking technology to prove that women are often objectified by men. Interestingly enough, however, the study also found women were just as likely to objectify the female body, though for different reasons. According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) study, when men were asked to judge a woman...

Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk Wants To Build Submarine Car
2013-10-18 12:55:55

[ Watch the Video: Elon Musk Wants To Take The Plunge With His New Toy ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, the Lotus Esprit submarine car featured in the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me” sold in an auction for $866,000 to a secretive and unknown buyer. Gawker Media's Jalopnik weblog yesterday reported it has uncovered the buyer — none other than entrepreneur Elon Musk, founder/co-founder of several companies including Space X, Tesla Motors,...

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2013-10-18 09:54:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Only days after hiring a new senior vice president of retail and online stores, Apple has lost two executives to eBay and Jawbone. Former e-commerce executive RJ Pittman will be leaving his role at Apple to join eBay as their new chief product officer, according to reports from All Things D and USA Today. The timing of his departure and the hiring of Angela Ahrendts is purely coincidental, say inside sources. Suzanne Lindbergh,...

Women Assume Men With Low Voices Will Cheat On Them
2013-10-16 16:35:11

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Finding the right man may have just gotten exponentially easier. Traditionally those looking for a mate may have been interested in a man’s work, his social standing, his car and the size of his paycheck. A new study from researchers at McCaster University in Ontario, Canada now suggests you can also judge a man by the tone of his voice. According to Jillian O’Connor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology,...

Voice Actor Claims She Is The Voice Behind Apple's Siri
2013-10-04 14:11:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An Atlanta woman is claiming she is the voice behind Siri, Apple’s intelligent (and often sarcastic) digital assistant. Susan Bennett has been working as a voice actor since the 70s and says she recorded the voices for Siri in 2005, six years before Apple started shipping iPhones with the software installed. A story posted by The Verge last month about machine voices left many assuming a woman named Allison Duffy was the human...

Crowd-Funding May Help Transform iPad Into 3D Scanner
2013-09-18 07:48:36

[ Watch the Video: Turn Your iPad Into A 3D Scanner ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Software developers Occipital have launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring 3D scanning to the iPad. The small, strap-on sensor plugs directly into the Apple tablet and begins taking 3D images of a three-dimensional space. Using this sensor, users can complete 3D models of a room or a specific object in that room. This model can then be saved and exported in a number of ways....

Frank The Frog Ride
2013-09-12 13:15:17

[ Watch the Video: Rocket Frog Catapults To Internet Stardom ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Internet is a funny place. It’s a place where videos of baby-snatching hawks and clumsy twerkers turn out to be less than true - a hoax perpetrated by people who merely want to pull a fast one on a gullible public. Therefore it may be hard to believe that a picture jumping around on the web today is true, but NASA has confirmed it. Funny thing about NASA is, they...

Apple Patent Lets iPhone Users Now When Their Friends Are Available To Talk
2013-08-22 13:21:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent Apple patent application reveals a feature that could let iPhone users know when other users are available to talk on the phone. The patent filing, titled "Methods to determine availability of user based on mobile phone status," describes a feature that works much like instant messenger programs. Before making a call, one iPhone owner can check to see if the other iPhone owner is available to receive the call. Owners would...

Groklaw Website Shuts Down Due To Surveillance Fears
2013-08-20 14:10:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Blogger Pamela Jones announced today that she’ll be shutting down her tech-leaning legal blog “Groklaw” amidst concerns about government surveillance. What’s more, she also says she’ll be removing herself from the Internet as much as it is possible. Earlier this month, encrypted email services Lavabit and Silent Circle ended their operations after the former had a run-in with a secret US court, which presumably wanted...

eBook Publishers Once Again Conspiring With Apple, Claims DOJ
2013-08-09 11:10:35

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several weeks after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled Apple played a “central role” in an e-book price fixing scheme, it is claiming Apple is conspiring with the publishers once more. Earlier this week five major US book publishers issued a court filing to the DOJ challenging the penalties the DOJ has proposed for Apple. The department is now saying the publishers have “banded together once again” just as they were...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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