As more than 6.5 million paid downloaders and 11 million free downloaders will attest to, this game is addictive. So addictive in fact, that it’s now sold more than 6.5 copies, according to variety.com, and that’s just on the App Store.
Archive for 2010/09/08
The autocomplete function just got a whole lot creepier: Scribe doesn’t simply scan for text entered previously by a user into their browser – it now guesses what words or sentences you’re likely to type next. And then does it for you.
Cisco Systems and distie Westcon Group North America, owned by South African firm Datatec, are to pay $48m to end an investigation by the US Department of Justice into overcharging.
Eric Schmidt warns Berliners: “We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: We know where you are, we know what you like”Posted: 2010/09/08 in Education / Awareness, Google, Privacy / Data Protection
Eric Schmidt did his best to raise the bar on his harshest critics yesterday, by telling an audience in Berlin that “we know where you are, we know what you like”.
A week after the US http://www.consumerwatchdog.org launched a campaign portraying Schmidt as a “privacy pervert”, the Google CEO chose an audience in Germany to deliver a keynote in which he claimed that we are entering an age of “augmented humanity” thanks to Google.
Colin Parker, 31, gained unauthorised access to staff contracts containing salary details and emailed this to around 400 workers at his ex-employer, CHI and Partners. Parker’s attempt to create bad feeling among workers at the firm was foiled by an alert sys admin, who intercepted and deleted the potentially incendiary emails.
The complaint, which was filed in US District Court in Las Vegas, is at least the 117th lawsuit to be filed since March by Righthaven LLC, a controversial group that sues websites mostly on behalf of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to The Las Vegas Sun. In the vast majority of the cases, Righthaven obtains the rights to the copied work after detecting the infringement and then files a complaint seeking damages of $75,000 and rights to the domain name of the infringing site.
Europe raids on file-sharing groups
Police in 14 European countries crackdown on suspected online file-sharing network, with seven Swedish locations raided.
Major file-sharing bust in Europe targets P2P admins
Wikileaks caught up in Swedish police raids
Swedish, Belgian cops target The Scene
Raids Across Europe Targeting File Sharing Sites
It has a touch screen, can read 12 types of memory cards
Video of the Transformers 3 accident that put extra Gabriela Cedillo in a coma was leaked to RadarOnline. The footage shows Cedillo’s car being pulled along a barrier, but does it contradict the studio’s claim she wasn’t in the shoot?
Justin Bieber uses 3% of Twitter resources at any moment. According to a Twitter employee—talking to designer Dustin Curtis—Bieber has “racks of servers dedicated to him.
Once you’ve set the Envelopes, just drag your media onto those envelopes and Courier will automatically upload your files for you, without having to visit their webpages.
A federal appeals court said Tuesday the government may obtain cell-site information mobile phone carriers retain on their customers without a probable cause warrant under the Fourth Amendment.
US carriers have gone mad customizing perfectly fine devices and I wish every manufacturer had the pull of Apple to leave these smartphones the way they were designed to be used. The Galaxy S is a great product, but two of the four major US carriers have done what they can to cripple the experience to increase their revenues.
Now, you have a chance to see some of the 80,000+ results received in one eclectic gallery.
“Oracle has long viewed HP as an important partner,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “By filing this vindictive lawsuit against Oracle and Mark Hurd, the HP board is acting with utter disregard for that partnership, our joint customers, and their own shareholders and employees. The HP Board is making it virtually impossible for Oracle and HP to continue to cooperate and work together in the IT marketplace.”
Trackdropper (listed under “Piracy”) is an Android app that lets users “drop” songs from their phone’s music collection in physical locations. Then, other users can go on treasure hunts to find and play the dropped songs. The idea is to use geocaching to make music piracy more like old-fashioned nautical piracy–a hunt for booty. I don’t have an Android handset so haven’t been able to test it myself, but the video demonstration looks fascinating.
“The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has confirmed it is looking into the process that TalkTalk uses to monitor the web addresses that its customers are using”, says eWeek.
Trouble for UK ISP TalkTalk as ICO Criticises Website URL Snooping System
A day after Google’s blog post, Foundem published a post of its own. The company did not explicitly refer to the Texas investigation or Google’s post, but it claimed that Google has generally attempted to divert attention from its arguments rather than address them head-on.
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the US government’s policy of searching and seizing laptops and other devices at the border. As many as 6,500 persons have been subject to the searches since October 2008.