Crave writer Amanda Kooser, a longtime Trekkie, looks at “Star Trek Into Darkness” through the lens of a long “Star Trek” history and (mostly) embraces the new ways. [Read more]
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The electricity grid is in the midst of a transition from older proprietary networks to one that resembles the Internet.
When you talk to Cisco about energy, you’re reminded of what the nebulous smart grid term actually is. It is, at its core, a network and Cisco, whose networking gear is pervasive on the Internet, wants a big hand in how it gets built.
Google tweaked its search algorithm overnight, effectively making it much harder to find pornographic images. And the company responsible for the search.xxx website loves it.
Sasayaki writes “Hugh Howey’s Wool, the self-published sci-fi story that’s made him the best selling Indie sci-fi author of 2012 and currently the best selling sci-fi author on Amazon.com, has found its way into the hands of Ridley Scott (director of Alien, Prometheus and others)… who loved it. Rumour is the Hollywool movie will be coming to cinemas in 2013 or 2014. With Fifty Shades of Grey and now Wool getting the attention of Hollywood, it’s clear the self-publishing revolution is here to stay.”
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When Steve Wozniak talks mobile, people love to listen. Last time we checked in, he was lauding some of Android’s finer points, and now he’s raining praise on Windows Phone. In an interview with A New Domain, the Apple co-founder was all too happy to share his recent positive experiences with the Espoo / Redmond collaboration. In particular, Woz waxes about how intuitive the interface is, and how naturally apps lead you around. He goes on to say how there’s nothing he’s seen that isn’t more beautiful (than iOS and Android) on the Windows system, before claiming Android is “no contest” when it comes to the interface. It’s not all lemonade and roses, however, as he then admits he’s no fan of the voice control functionality compared to the other two platforms. When pushed to admit what he uses as default, it’s still the iPhone — two of them in fact — but Woz’s ability to see the best in all mobile operating systems will be sure to further confirm his status as one of tech’s most liked. Head down to the source to hear for yourself.
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Facebook and the FTC made peace this morning, after the government agency complained that the social network violated user privacy. The two reached a settlement which will fundamentally change the way Facebook deals with privacy moving forward — including measures like bulking up its privacy division and submitting to new privacy audits every two years.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasized that he did not take the issue of consumer privacy lightly in a public statement, ”Not one day goes by when I don’t think about what it means for us to be the stewards of this community and their trust.”
Amid all the public criticism of yet more creepiness from Facebook, there are some people who think the changes are wonderful. Here’s one–and he doesn’t work for Facebook.
The 1982 Lockheed Sea Shadow may be rusting away in Suisun Bay, but its Commie-spooking contours haven’t been forgotten. They apparently inspired the design of the Asus G74SX-A1, which just won a HotHardware recommendation for its cheese-eschewing looks as well as its performance, efficient cooling and realistic $ 1749 price tag. For once, the Core i7-2360QM CPU coupled with a GeForce GTX 560M and generous 12GB dollop of DDR-1333 RAM actually conspired to surpass the manufacturer’s 3DMark benchmark claims. It wasn’t flawless though: overall computing performance was middling compared to rivals; the speakers were shoddy when it came to producing music rather than explosions; and the 17.3-inch Full HD display was slightly wasted on some games that only ran smoothly with high quality settings at 1280×720. Still, all this naval talk makes us fancy some Silent Hunter 4 — and that should play just fine. Check out source link lurking below for the full review.