What are the best options for baby boomers who want to retire? In these harsh economic times, it's often hard to tell.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
See what perks you get as an employee of Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Eventbrite, Tagged and Gaia.
3D printing adds a whole new dimension to printing�literally�and has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing, just for starters.
We tell you what 3D printing is, what it can do, and how you can get involved with this exciting new technology.
Apple's locked-down app store has attracted the ire of Android and free software partisans for its restrictions on user freedom.
But app stores can be good for users�so long as they are made more transparent and accountable.
Digg Newsrooms are a hit and so are the Awards.
Here is a list of the awards that I've seen and unlocked on the site so far.
Join the Digg Technology, Gaming and any other Digg newsroom that interests you to start working your way up the leaderboards.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Remember when joining the Mile High Club simply meant doing the deed in an airplane bathroom? Yeah, well thats so 1997.
Today the bar has been raised.
An eastern diamond rattlesnake gives birth five years after mating.
How does she swing it?
This cute puppy doesn't mind modeling for the camera.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Siri is basically from the CALO (Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes) project started in 2003 by SRI International and other researchers.
The basic aim was to allow intelligent, context-aware, question-and-answer interaction with humans using advanced technology. Then SRI mainstreamed this technology.
The Texas Department of Public Safety issued a warning today to state residents...
Though we think of texting as just as a means of day-to-day communication, it has been utilized in developing countries in a variety of ingenious ways to improve the lives of the people there.
Google said that it has activated more than 190 million Android devices and that the patent attack on its platform won't work.
Marijuana, Inc. has its stock symbol on pinksheets changed to read HEMP.
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Do you have a toilet paper thief in the house? You're not alone! Check out George - a schnauzer with a most unusual habit -- stealing all the toilet paper in the house.
In a macabre twist of fate, a bull brutally gored a matador during a bullfighting match in Spain last week, tearing through the man's jaw and pushing out his eyeball as spectators watched in horror.
The above picture has caused some fuss among the "99%" of people who are protesting Wall Street's greed.
Wildlife photographer Paul Budd spent three hours lying on a specially-built revolving viewing platform to capture the images at Watermead Country Park, Leicester.
Paris prosecutors say Tristane Banon's claims 'lack sufficient evidence' but that ex-IMF chief admitted sexual assault
It's Angola Rodeo time again.
If you're not sure what that means, just watch this video, in which prisoners in Louisiana are gored by a bull to the delight of an audience noshing on fried food. Since 1965....
Friday, 14 October 2011
Blackboards in Porn is a site that reviews the blackboards found in school-themed pornography for accuracy and educational level.
The handwriting is large and generally clear, even though this c...
Student loan debt giving you the blues? This parody will make you smile.
Video shot in Sacramento has gone viral and in a word, it's brutal.
It shows a mentally disabled woman being mocked, spit on, then punched in the face at a Sacramento strip mall on Mack Road. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Sacramento
Thursday, 13 October 2011
The CTIA has released survey data that shows the number of wireless subscriber connections now outnumbers the U.S. population, adding up to a wireless penetration rate of 103.9%.
BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa were hit with service disruptions to their smartphones for a second day after an unexplained glitch cut off Internet and messaging services for large numbers of users around the world.
Does anybody remember Erwise? Viola? Cello? Twenty-one years ago Web founder Tim Berners-Lee released the libWWW code library that allowed developers around the world to build their own experimental Web browsers.
With the Computer History Museum's release of a map of that global project, we can trace the collaborative process which led to Mosaic, Netscape, and the modern World Wide Web.
The FBI is about to roll out a nationwide facial recognition system with a goal of matching a name to every unidentified face in photos.
It's called the Next Generation Identification system and it will do much more than recognize faces; the $1 billion overhaul will combine biometric identifiers like fingerprints, palms, iris scans and voice recordings.
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Facebook has finally launched its official iPad app, after months of speculations and leaks.
Steve Jobs's black turtlenecks helped make him the world's most recognizable CEO.
But the Apple co-founder wouldn't have worn them if his employees had accepted the nylon jacket he proposed as a corporate uniform instead.
Apple is poised to introduce iMessage � essentially free text messaging� � in iOS 5.
Is it the end of the text message as we know it? Perhaps, but not quite yet.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Anonymous ' call for a massive attack on the New York Stock Exchange 's website was met Monday -- but very, very briefly.
Scientists working in robotics know that nature holds the best ideas for making robots that can perform with speed, agility, and efficiency.
At University of California, Berkeley, the Biomimetic Millisystems Lab is at the forefront of mimicking nature. Its lab mission is �to harness ...
Even the hardiest maglev enthusiasts are a bit glum now as the future of the trains appears to have derailed.
Charles Arthur: Sabu, the erstwhile leader of the hacking crew, says he is effectively on the run as he gives interview to Reddit
The best thing about the iPhone 4S is that it means the iOSsphere can keep rumoring about the iPhone 5.
And it is.
Monday, 10 October 2011
Google and Samsung were going to announce a new smartphone running the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system at the CTIA Enterprise and Applications show. The conference runs from October 11th through the 13th with pre-conference seminars on the 10th.
AT&T says that it received more than 200,000 preorders for the iPhone 4S, while Apple's Web site no longer promises a delivery on October 14.
For every magical thing Steve Jobs revealed in his Apple keynote addresses, there were many other things he concealed.
Like the devices he created, his life was more and more opaque even while becoming more and more celebrated. So his death this week came as a shock for nearly all of us, even though we knew that only grave illness could be keeping him from the company he co-founded and loved. He told us almost nothing about his prognosis�right
The iPhone 4S went up for pre-order late Thursday night, and for the first time ever the new iPhone will be available on the three largest cell phone networks in America: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Perhaps, with these mobile carrier options, you're trying to decide which network to choose for your new Apple phone; the information below should help.
"iGotYa" app naps photo of robbery suspect who tried to unlock phone he stole from Queens woman
A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over
Ah, you gotta love some healthy industry competition; consumers always win.
Todays win is brought to you by online music service Rdio, which now offers free Web streaming. The music streaming market has plenty of players, and with the recent arrival of Spotify to the U.S., it makes sense for Rdio to elbow for more room by rolling out...
Sunday, 9 October 2011
The tablet computers could transform the way children living with severe vision problems communicate, say Kansas University researchers .
What is it about Steve Jobs? What is it that makes millions of people who have never met him, mourn his passing? What makes them feel like they knew him.� What made his death so personal.
A father from Wales, who woke up paralysed due to a crippling spine condition, owes his life to Facebook after posting a request for help that was seen by friends 6,000 miles away.
Contrary to the traditional views of the music industry, removal of digital rights management (DRM) restrictions can actually decrease piracy, according to new research from Rice University and Duke University.
Cost of extra gigabyte of fixed-line data is only a few pennies, claims new report
Technology is great until it breaks and you have to spend hours trying to figure out what's wrong before you can even fix the problem.
Often times the entire ordeal will take even longer because you've failed to consider the obvious, or a particular strategy that worked in the past.
After being on pre-order for less than 24 hours, the iPhone 4S is already on its way to being the most successful iPhone launch ever, with AT&T already processing over 200,000 pre-orders
Saturday, 8 October 2011
The School of Visual Arts honors Sorel this month with a 'Masters Series' exhibition of his illustrations for many of the major magazines
The cast of 'The Princess Bride reunites on 'GMA.' Where are they now? Storming the castle?
From Bill Gates to Spike Lee, friends, colleagues, rivals, and admirers of Apple's visionary offer thoughts about Steve Jobs after his death at 56.
Check out these hot, new faces that'll brace the TV this Fall!
These characters really know it all!
Friday, 7 October 2011
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke with The Associated Press Thursday morning about his friend and former business partner Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who died today aged 56, leaves a
lasting legacy in the form of his revolutionary inventions.
Here are the
five core Apple products that changed the face of the technology, music and
Digg has made the beta of Digg Newsrooms available to the public.
Newsrooms are topical channels (like Technology, Politics or Entertainment) that use awards as incentives to motivate users to curate them. Users cannot currently create their own newsroom, but Digg says it is "interested in exploring" the option. Newsrooms display an activity feed showing Diggs and buries by individual users in the newsroom. They also implement the Newswire, relea
The Nexus Prime leaks are coming fast and furious on the lead-up to Samsung's Mobile Unbox event on Tuesday.
BGR has a source that lays out all of the juicy details on Googles next developer phone
Apple now faces a future without its co-founder and icon.
Where does the company go from here?
Over 4,400 individual photovoltaic panels are expected to produce around 900,000 kilowatt hours of electricity every year, providing the station with half of its energy needs, according to Solar Century, the UK company installing the solar roof.
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Both hydropower and solar power are energy sources that do not consume limited resources but instead .....
Several weeks ago we announced the launch of Digg Newsrooms, which represents our next step towards creating tools for finding the best news.
We've received a tremendous amount of feedback from loyal users and new users alike, and many more improvements and fixes are in the pipeline.
Today we're opening the Beta to all users!
With an apology to his former business partner, ex-Facebook president Sean Parker has broken down and tweeted.
While a Microsoft Xbox TV deal is imminent, the future may include an Xbox 360 viewing police.
Microsoft is trying to patent a Kinect 3D body scanner to estimate age and function like an automated parent control.
India is launching a cheap tablet computer it says will deliver modern technology to help lift villagers out of poverty.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Wisconsin Republican Tommy Thompson says he has filed paperwork allowing his U.S.
Senate campaign committee to raise and spend money on his behalf.
Thompson said in an email to supporters Tuesday that he filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. He incorporated his campaign committee last month.
He has not formally announced his candidacy despite hiring campaign staff, announcing supporters and raising money.
General Motors stock hit an all-time low on Monday � falling below the $20 mark � prompting the Treasury Department to say it will be patient� with its remaining stake in the Detroit-based automaker.
The Treasury Department still holds...
At least 28 companies in the Big Apple have $100 million+ valuations.
Only one is valued at more than $1 billion.
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According to Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser the couple's dog was chased inside the house by the bear, who followed shortly after.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
After laying off 40 percent of its local staff and phasing out a once promising line of business, Solar Power Inc. did the unthinkable last year: It returned nearly $25 million in federal stimulus funding.
Images of women kissing Nazi officers in bars and clubs and enjoying strolls under the Eiffel Tower in wartime occupied France are set to shock the nation.
Occupation protests have spread to other cities, including Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, where hundreds of protesters are now camped out in front of City Hall.
We host a roundtable discussion with Marisa Holmes, an organizer with the main organizing group of Occupy Wall Street, called the General Assembly, Marina Sitrin, an attorney who is part of Occupy Wall Streets legal working group, and Laurie Penny, a writer and journalist who reporte
The Transport Workers Union, among the first unions to support the Occupy Wall Street protesters, is going to court to prevent the city from forcing its members to drive buses carrying arrested protesters.
Several empty buses were commandeered Saturday during the mass arrests at the Brooklyn Bridge and MTA supervisors ordered drivers to drive them:
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sprint has entered into an agreement with Apple to purchase over $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next f
Monday, 3 October 2011
If checked out the New Times sex survey, you know that Miamians are either the horniest, sluttiest lot on the planet or a bunch of no-good liars.
American Sarah Churman was fitted with a state-of-the-art hearing implant nine weeks ago, having spent her whole life in virtual silence.
Police arrested protesters from the Occupy Wall Street group Saturday afternoon after they marched onto the Brooklyn Bridge. Several protestors could be seen being taken away in cuffs on a live video feed.
Federal data shows that teachers in minority schools are being paid $2,500 less than teachers working in whiter areas.
Six high school students in Great Neck, N.Y., are facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly paying $1,500 to $2,500 to Samuel Eshaghoff to take the SAT for them.
Is the pressure to succeed too great?
Sometimes, vicious carnivores of the world take an appraising look at centuries of biological necessity, then turn their back on it and say, 'Screw that noise, let's be friends.'...
In a court document posted on the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog, U.S.
District Judge Andrew J. Guilford writes some cutting words about the department and their handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by an officer. Officer Albert Rincon, who was hired by the department five years ago, allegedly had a habit of detaining women and either making sexual propositions to them, groping them, or doing both, the document states.
Sunday, 2 October 2011
As a marketing expert, the date is always suspect when��launching��a product. �� The date of Apples iPhone 5 release is no different.
We always try to��Incorporated��dates with our strategy. �� Apple is releasing the iphone on Oct 4th 2010. �� What does that mean? October (10Th) and the ��(4th) day. �� ��Considering��that [...]
If President Obama has indeed prevented the rise of Skynet by dampening innovation in the software and computer engineering fields, then he's a great hero.
On the other hand, this could also mean a delay in reaching the Singularity, in which we develop artificial intelligence and everybody lives forever.
Despite rumors of its demise, the PC will still be with us for years to come.
The Samsung Galaxy S II combines a state-of-the-art dual-core processor with a terrific screen and amazing battery life to make it the top smartphone available on AT&T right now.
Timelines Inc., a small venture capital-backed Chicago company that operates the Timelines.com website, has launched a trademark-infringement suit against Facebook on Thursday, claiming that the latter's recently announced Timeline feature could "quite possibly eliminate" its entire business.
Saturday, 1 October 2011
Photographs of students from Portsmouth University have been posted on porn sites and forums where they have been viewed thousands of times.
A Muslim woman disemboweled her daughter as a sacrifice to God after she became convinced the four-year-old was possessed by spirits, the Old Bailey heard.
Shayma Ali, 36, stabbed the girl up to 40 times and took out her liver while Koranic verses played in the background.
This is a great guy, youre thinking.
Id like to get to know him better, youre saying. But then out of nowhere at the end of the date he hits you with the whole, Oh-and-Im-bisexual-is-that-going-to-be-a-problem? thing. Seeing as how you dont really want to come off as homophobic, you nervously sip from your double Americano, then: Um, I guess not? At the end of the date you give him a big hug�specifically not a kiss, as you are no
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau -- which, as we noted earlier this week, is the same agency...
Burger King Introduces New Healthy Deep-Steamed French Fries