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Apple Responds To Samsung Ad Push By Thinking Beyond Different
2014-06-11 12:25:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thirty years ago Apple created one of the most iconic TV commercials ever for a computer. The now infamous "1984" ad, which featured a young woman throwing a sledgehammer at a large screen depicting "Big Brother," aired during the Super Bowl and it cemented Apple's iconic "Think Different" tagline in the public consciousness. This was a not so subtle dig at IBM's tagline "Think," and its well-known moniker "Big Blue." It showed that...

HBO's John Oliver Breaks FCC Website With Net Neutrality Plea
2014-06-03 13:19:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of just "reporting" – or perhaps "mocking" – the news on the HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the comedian made headlines on Tuesday for his rant about the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) 120-day public comment period over proposed net neutrality regulations. Apparently the viewers listened and he reportedly brought down the FCC's comments site! It may be hard to believe that what was just a...

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2014-05-30 08:43:36

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Science fiction has long had devices that could translate communications. In the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, it was biological in the form of the Babel Fish, while in Star Trek it was the aptly named "universal translator." Those were just plot devices, but soon the real deal could arrive – and it won't involve shoving a fish in one's ear to understand someone who doesn't speak your language. Microsoft announced this...

Developers Given Access To Windows Phone 8.1
2014-04-14 13:33:54

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Windows Phone is about to get an update. While Microsoft rolled out Windows 8.1 on desktops and PCs last October, Windows Phone will get its own update later this year as Microsoft has announced the Windows Phone Preview for Developers this week. “Windows Phone Preview for Developers gives registered developers access to prerelease Windows Phone operating system updates for their development phone, directly from Microsoft,” the...

US Authors Guild Loses In Court Against Google Books
2013-11-15 11:07:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Google Books and whether it constituted “fair use” is over, but whether the book is closed on the matter has yet to be determined. On Thursday Google Inc. won a dismissal in a long-running lawsuit by the US Authors Guild, which sued the search giant, alleging that its plans to create a digital library in essence amounted to copyright infringement. Google was able to defeat the legal action,...

Windows 8.1 Update Released
2013-10-18 12:29:53

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online A year after the release of Microsoft’s radically new Windows 8 operating system, the company has released the first significant upgrade. On Thursday Microsoft introduced Windows 8.1 globally, and it includes a slew of new features that address some of the biggest criticisms of the OS. Microsoft provided a preview of the changes coming to Windows 8.1 in June of this year. Most notable is that the update restores the start button –...

Photographers Could Utilize Sudoku Tech To Copyright Images
2013-09-05 12:55:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sudoku, the logic-based combinatorial number-placement puzzle, often challenges players, but now its layout could be used to solve another problem – theft of copyrighted images. Shamsul Khalid of the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, in Johor, and his colleagues have created a new watermarking technology that is based on the permutation rules that are used to solve the numerical puzzles known as Sudoku. This could result in a new...

Will It Or Won’t It? BlackBerry Messenger Reaching iOS, Android
2013-06-06 14:17:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This morning T-Mobile UK tweeted that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) would be available for iOS and Android on June 27. The tweet, which has been since removed, reportedly even served up an image of a BBM conversation running on a Samsung Android-powered device. According to TechCrunch, the tweet, which came from the official T-Mobile UK Twitter account stated key facts: “Great news — BlackBerry Messenger will be...

Tooth Decay A Problem For Billions
2013-05-30 12:28:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As anyone who has had one will admit, a toothache is not something pleasant, and billions of people around the world could be at risk as a result of untreated dental problems. The health concerns related to tooth decay could also be worse than oral discomfort. A new report led by Professor Wagner Marcenes of the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary shows that oral conditions may affect as many as 3.9 billion people worldwide...

Australian Police Arrest Suspected LulzSec Leader
2013-04-24 10:47:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Australian police say they have arrested the self-proclaimed leader of the international hacktivist organization known as Lulz Security, or LulzSec. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) say the 24-year old IT worker, whose name was not released to the media, was arrested on Tuesday night at his Sydney office. He is accused of attacking and defacing a government website earlier this month reported the BBC. He reportedly used his...

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