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Facebook introduces Graph Search (pictures)

cnet media - Mar, 19/01/2038 - 05:14
At its headquarters today, the social network unveils a tool designed to let users get answers to questions about friends in their Social Graph.
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Taking the ultimate dare -- and living to tell the tale (photos)

cnet media - Gio, 30/05/2019 - 00:47
Filmmaker James Cameron is only the latest person to put technology to its ultimate test, facing conditions where risk to life and limb is hardly hyperbole.
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Google+ brings power to online photo editing (pictures)

cnet media - Sab, 12/08/2017 - 14:31
It's still no Lightroom. But Chrome users now can perform sophisticated adjustments to their photos with online tools stemming from Google's Snapseed software. Here's a look at what's possible.
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Going back in Time: Person of the Year winners in tech (images)

cnet media - Dom, 16/08/2015 - 20:00
Mark Zuckerberg, Time's Person of the Year, is not the first honoree from the world of technology and science. He's in good company, with a list that includes tech titans, a machine, and even a planet.
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Mediatwits #118: Special Report on Drones as Google Buys Titan Aerospace

mediashift - 12 min 55 sec fa
Recently drones have become ubiquitous in the media, and not just for executing civilians abroad. Newsrooms are using drones to go places their reporters can’t reach, and drone-deploying filmmakers are capturing what was once cost-prohibitive aerial footage.  And soon, an unmanned aerial vehicle might become your mailman when Amazon launches their drone delivery service. In Silicon Valley, Facebook and Google [...]

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Solar Power Satellites: A Visual Introduction

wired - 5 ore 9 min fa
Of all the spaceflight concepts NASA has seriously studied, the most enormous of all was the Solar Power Satellite (SPS) fleet of the 1970s. Czech-born physicist/engineer Peter Glaser outlined the concept in a brief article in the esteemed journal Science in November 1968, and was awarded a patent for his invention on Christmas Day 1973. […]






X-Men Director Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy

wired - 11 ore 22 min fa
Director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexual abuse of an underage boy in a new civil lawsuit filed just weeks before the release of his next movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.






CDC: Foodborne Illness in the US Not Getting Better

wired - 11 ore 53 min fa
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released their annual survey of foodborne illnesses in the United States, and the news is, well, not great. In the words of the press announcement they sent out to announce the data release: “limited progress.” The survey — technically the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, but usually […]






The Scoreboard: Wednesday, April 16

tvnewser - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 23:44

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 249 | MSNBC: 115 | CNN: 141 | HLN: 88
  • Primetime: FNC: 391 | MSNBC: 182 | CNN: 177 | HLN: 107
4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a: FNC Cavuto:

221 TheFive:

309 Baier:

323 Greta:

371 O’Reilly:

447 Megyn:

401 Hannity:

323 Hannity:

247 Megyn:

260 MSNBC Wagner:

65 EdShow:

136 Sharpton:

187 Matthews:

245 Hayes:

171 Maddow:

229 O’Donnell:

148 Hayes:

111 Maddow:

107 CNN Tapper:

124 Blitzer:

151 Blitzer:

173 Burnett:

185 Cooper:

220 Tonight:

150 SpcRpt:

162 SpcRpt:

189 Cooper:

125 HLN News:

36 Detect.:

35 Detect.:

43 Jane:

50 Grace:

102 DrDrew:

87 Files:

133 Files:

190 Files:

177

continued…

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Heartbleed Bug Sends Bandwidth Costs Skyrocketing

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 23:17
The exposure of the Heartbleed vulnerability last week had a number of repercussions, one of which was to set off a mad scramble by companies to revoke the SSL certificates for their domains and services and obtain new ones. The total costs of Heartbleed are yet to be calculated, but CloudFlare has come up with […]






College Hackers Teach Siri To Unlock Your Tesla

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 22:30
When Apple first introduced Siri, three years ago, she amazed the world with her warm voice and her human-like voice response. But the years since her debut have been quietly underwhelming, in large part because Siri isn’t able to access the wide range of apps that are available on the iPhone. So a group of […]






President Obama Takes Questions From White House Briefing Room

tvnewser - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 21:49

President Obama visited the White House press briefing room this afternoon to take questions about the Affordable Care Act. The broadcast and cable networks all had live coverage of the press conference, which began at 3:40pmET.

On the broadcast networks, Brian Williams anchored for NBC, George Stephanopoulos anchored for ABC and Jeff Glor anchored for CBS.

First question goes to Kathleen Hennessey of the LA Times, who asks about Ukraine.

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Jay Carney Declares President Obama’s Toughest 2012 Election Interview

tvnewser - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 21:33

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney‘s pick for President Obama’s toughest 2012 election interview might surprise you.

“Probably the toughest interview he had was with Jon Stewart,” Carney told CBS’ Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett during a discussion at George Washington University today.

Carney added that Stewart produced the most “substantive, challenging” interview for the president leading up to the 2012 election, and that Stewart packages news in a way that draws young eyeballs, which is who the president was trying to reach by going on “The Daily Show.”

But Greta Van Susteren isn’t laughing at other comments Carney made about Fox News, taking to her blog to criticize Carney for suggesting “ridiculous stories” coming from Fox News, like how many times former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared at the White House; Greta also called the White House “delusional” for calling itself transparent.

‘Never been a more transparent administration?’

OOPS! I love to get credit for identifying a falsehood but we are not the only ones. I also know the White House likes to blame Fox News for all their problems, but it is NOT just Fox New that outs the White House about its false claim of transparency.

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What’s Driving Google’s Wild Moonshots? Desperation

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 21:13
A Google ad isn’t worth as much as it used to be. In its quarterly earnings report yesterday, the company said the “cost per click” of an ad on the site dropped again, a years-long trend that shows no sign of reversing. The decline contributed to Google missing Wall Street’s profit expectations. But it wasn’t the only factor.






Your iPhone Will Be the Center Console in Volvo’s New Cars

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 21:13
Today at the New York International Auto Show, Volvo provided a live demo of how Apple’s CarPlay system -- a newly developed in-car interface for the company’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c -- will work in the company’s upcoming vehicles.






Meet the Inventors of a 3-D Printer for Hyper-Complicated Candy

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 21:13
The only limitation is its build chamber, which can hold the equivalent of 4,200 sugar cubes or 105,000 calories.






The Miata Celebrates 25 Years of Brilliance With an Anniversary Model

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 20:57
Hard to believe the utterly amazing Mazda MX-5 Miata is 25 years old, which means it's time for the obligatory anniversary edition.






New Exoplanet Could Be Earth’s Cousin — Or Something Totally Alien

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 20:57
Astronomers are one step closer to discovering Earth Two. They have found an exoplanet slightly larger than our own, orbiting a star at a distance where it could have liquid water on its surface.






Science Graphic of the Week: 5.3 Million Years of Sea Level Change on One Cliff Face

wired - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 20:42
It's not often that we think about deep time. Lucky to live for a century, humans flitter like mayflies across Earth's surface, our own epoch an eyeblink in a planetary history that's largely hidden from everyday consciousness. Every now and then, though, that history punches right through into the present.






Chris Wallace Re-Signs With Fox News

tvnewser - Gio, 17/04/2014 - 20:18

Fox News has re-signed Chris Wallace to a multi-year deal to continue as the anchor of “Fox News Sunday,” the network announced this afternoon.

“Chris is a renowned journalist whose hard-hitting interviews and lifetime of dedication to the news have established him as one of the best in the industry,” Fox News chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement. “We are pleased he will continue his exceptional work on FOX News for years to come.”

Wallace has anchored “Fox News Sunday” and contributed to Fox News’ political and election coverage since joining Fox news in 2003. 2014 marks his 50th year in the broadcasting industry.

“It is the high point of my career to work at FOX News,” Wallace said. “I am delighted and grateful for the opportunity Roger Ailes has given me and look forward to many more years of bringing interesting guests and provocative conversations to our audience.”

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