Fri 06 December, 2013
2014 Ford Mustang Premium V6 Performance Package First Test
The V-8-powered Ford Mustang GT may get all the glory, but it's the Mustang V6 that gets the sales. While it's not hard to remember a time when six-cylinder Mustangs were a bit of a laughing stock, the current 2014 Ford Mustang V6 Premium Performance ...
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Spotify will launch a free mobile streaming service next week
MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE Spotify is planning a free, ad-supported version of its service for mobile users, according to the Wall Street Journal. Presently a free version of Spotify is available only on desktop PCs, with the company's mobile streaming ...
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Microsoft and others take down a thieving botnet
SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft has played a part in smashing a botnet that infected millions of computers while siphoning off advertising cash. Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit announced its third botnet scalp of the year, saying that it helped take down ...
Microsoft blocks notorious ZeroAccess botnet
Microsoft takes down ZeroAccess botnet in collaboration with FBI, Europol, others
Microsoft, FBI, and Europol disrupt ZeroAccess botnet with help from industry ...
International Business Times
iOS 7 Adoption Rate Touches 74% As iOS 6 Now Powers 22% Of Devices ...
International Business Times
iOS 7's adoption rate has increased 10 percentage points since October, a remarkable growth considering a radical overhaul of the platform. Apple. In an update to its developer website on Thursday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) posted a chart showing the ...
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Astronomers discover planet that shouldn't be there
An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly orbiting planet found to date around a single, sun-like star. It is the first exoplanet – a planet outside of our solar system – discovered at the ...
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PayPal DDoS attackers plead guilty, some may walk free
Anonymous members, charged with a distributed denial-of-service attack on PayPal, entered a plea Thursday that could see some of them walk free at sentencing next December. The 14 people were charged in July, 2011 in the U.S. District Court for the ...
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Thu 05 December, 2013
U.S. News & World Report
Slippery, Weak Fault Zone Caused Massive 2011 Japan Tsunami
U.S. News & World Report
Scientists used the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, seen from atop the drilling derrick, to study factors involved in Japan's Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. A weak fault zone and an unusually slippery clay were responsible for the enormous earthquake that ...
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Stony Brook researchers worked on shark study published today
A study by a team of researchers, including two from Stony Brook University, shows sexually mature female lemon sharks return to their place of birth to have their own litter of pups. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Molecular Ecology, offer up ...
17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did
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To join in the flurry of preparations for Christmas Eve, visit the Village every day through December 24. You'll have the chance to join the elves as they catapult presents and race with reindeer—and you'll be able to send holiday wishes to friends and family from Santa himself. The elves make a little more progress each day, so be sure to stop by the Village to see the latest.
Meanwhile, a team of Google engineers are working hard to track Santa’s sleigh with the most advanced maps and holiday technology available. On December 24, grab some cookies and apple cider and settle down in front of your computer, phone or TV to follow the big guy across the globe with our Santa Tracker. See where Santa’s going, the number of presents he’s delivered, and what he’s thinking throughout the evening.
Keep up the holiday cheer across all of your screens. Once the elves approve, we’ll launch the Google Santa Tracker app for Android in mid-December. Use your phone for on-the-go flight practice with the elves or cozy up near the fireplace with your tablet to follow Santa around the world as he delivers presents Christmas Eve. If you have Chromecast, cast from the Santa Tracker Android app to explore the Village or track his route right from your TV. Or, worried you’ll forget the big day? Download the Chrome extension to count down to Santa’s takeoff while browsing the web for holiday gifts.
Be sure to come back to Santa’s Village each day to find new ways to celebrate—and from all of us at Google, happy holidays!
(Cross-posted from the Lat Long Blog)
Wed 04 December, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
2 million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords stolen in massive hack
Hackers have stolen usernames and passwords for nearly two million accounts at Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo and others, according to a report released this week. The massive data breach was a result of keylogging software maliciously installed on an ...
Hackers managed to steal 2 million user passwords through the use of ...
2 Million Stolen Accounts From Facebook, Twitter, Google, ADP, Found On ...
Is your password protected?
Webmaster level: all
Some smartphone-optimized websites are misconfigured in that they don't show searchers the information they were seeking. For example, smartphone users are shown an error page or get redirected to an irrelevant page, but desktop users are shown the content they wanted. Some of these problems, detected by Googlebot as crawl errors, significantly hurt your website's user experience and are the basis of some of our recently-announced ranking changes for smartphone search results.
Starting today, you can use the expanded Crawl Errors feature in Webmaster Tools to help identify pages on your sites that show these types of problems. We're introducing a new Smartphone errors tab where we share pages we've identified with errors only found with Googlebot for smartphones.
Some of the errors we share include:
Server errors: A server error is when Googlebot got an HTTP error status code when it crawled the page.
Not found errors and soft 404s: A page can show a "not found" message to Googlebot, either by returning an HTTP 404 status code or when the page is detected as a soft error page.
Faulty redirects: A faulty redirect is a smartphone-specific error that occurs when a desktop page redirects smartphone users to a page that is not relevant to their query. A typical example is when all pages on the desktop site redirect smartphone users to the homepage of the smartphone-optimized site.
Blocked URLs: A blocked URL is when the site's robots.txt explicitly disallows crawling by Googlebot for smartphones. Typically, such smartphone-specific robots.txt disallow directives are erroneous. You should investigate your server configuration if you see blocked URLs reported in Webmaster Tools.
Fixing any issues shown in Webmaster Tools can make your site better for users and help our algorithms better index your content. You can learn more about how to build smartphone websites and how to fix common errors. As always, please ask in our forums if you have any questions.
Tue 03 December, 2013
Has China Mobile quietly begun taking pre-orders for Apple iPhones?
Screen Shot 2013-12-02 at 10.22.20 PM FORTUNE -- The attached screen grab comes from a website registered by a subsidiary of China Mobile Limited (CHL) in Suzhou, a city of 5 million just west of Shanghai. The site went live late Monday local time, and ...
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