Day: September 22, 2013

Vodafone Australia seeks Verizon cash for IT upgrades

Vodafone Australia is seeking a share of the cash that Vodafone Group will receive for selling Verizon in order to make a number of IT system upgrades…….

LinkedIn users claim company ‘hacked’ their e-mail accounts

In a class action lawsuit, a handful of the social network’s members say their personal e-mail accounts were breached so the company could send marketing information to their contacts…….

NASA Rover Fails to Turn Up Methane On Mars

The Washington Post is one of many sources to report the possibly disappointing news that NASA’s Curiosity rover has failed to find any methane on Mars. “[NASA planetary scientist Michael] Mumma had high hopes for a positive result because he and his colleagues believe they have detected methane on Mars remotely, from telescopes on Earth…

ENTIRE NBN BOARD offers to walk the plank: report

Directors take nuclear option so Turnbull can do likewise……

Users go wild for BBM for Android, says BlackBerry

The pent-up demand for BBM among Android users seems to be immense. The company says an unauthorized pre-release copy of the program posted online drew in 1.1 million users in the first 8 hours, causing network problems. Too good to be true?……

iPhone 5 TouchID broken by Chaos Computer Club

Sticky fingers point to ancient hack giving Apple a five-finger discount……

ZDNetGovWeek: Bogus iPhone fingerprint sensor hacks and First Amendment likes Likes

The big news this week is that there’s no big NSA news this week. None. Apple had it’s time in the sun and came up with a button that senses fingerprints, the government protects “Likes” and we’ve got a pile of actual non-NSA news to keep you informed. Sure, there’s one lone NSA story, but…

Political bias! 58 percent of US House of Reps. have iPhones

According to NBC’s David Gregory, The House of Representatives is full of iPhone owners. And Republicans have even more iPhones than Democrats…….

New Species of Legless Lizard Discovered Near LAX Runway

From an article at Discovery News: “A bustling airport would hardly seem the place to find a new species of reclusive animal, but a team of California biologists recently found a shy new species of legless lizard living at the end of a runway at Los Angeles International Airport. What’s more, the same team discovered…

NBN Co board submits resignation: report

Reports suggest that the entire board of NBN Co have offered their resignations to the new Communications Minister…….