Day: September 24, 2013

iPhone 5S demand was double that of supply, analyst estimates

In its initial weekend on sale, the iPhone 5S had “real demand” of 6 million units, according to estimates from a Morgan Stanley analyst…….

Microsoft comes through on Oracle cloud partnership

‘Hell frozen’, report flying pigs……

Naps Nurture Growing Brains

sciencehabit writes “Few features of child-rearing occupy as much parental brain space as sleep, and with it the timeless question: Is my child getting enough? Despite the craving among many parents for more sleep in their offspring (and, by extension, themselves), the purpose that sleep serves in young kids remains something of a mystery—especially when…

Ayn Rand producers beg for help from others on Kickstarter

The producers of the third part of “Atlas Shrugged” believe it’s just fine for others to kick in for a movie that’s all about self-reliance…….

IBM AIX 6.1 / 7.1 Local Root Privilege Escalation

IBM AIX versions 6.1 and 7.1 local root privilege escalation exploit…….

Foot cream kills HIV by tricking cells to commit suicide

Though the research has yet to be performed on people, Ciclopirox completely eradicates HIV from cell cultures — and the virus doesn’t bounce back when the drug is stopped…….

Smart-thermostat maker Nest sets sights on smoke detectors

The creators of the Wi-Fi-enabled self-learning thermostat have decided to reinvent the smoke detector as the next node in the company’s home-network nexus…….

Google Chrome 31.0 Webkit Auditor Bypass

Google Chrome version 31.0 suffers from an auditor bypass that allows for cross site scripting attacks to successfully get through…….

Myst Was Supposed To Change the Face of Gaming. What Is Its Legacy?

glowend writes “On 24 September 1993, computer users were introduced to Myst. Grantland takes a look at the game’s legacy, two decade on. Quoting: ‘Twenty years ago, people talked about Myst the same way they talked about The Sopranos during its first season: as one of those rare works that irrevocably changed its medium. It…

iOS 7 spanks Samsung’s version of Android in user experience rating

But the real loser in tests of five top smartphone operating systems comes from Redmond……