The company hosted an event for reporters, startups, and other partners in its new seventh-floor office in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The area houses various other startups, including recent Samsung acquisition Boxee. David Eun, the executive vice president who heads Samsung's Open Innovation Center, kicked off the event, while Boo-Keun Yoon, the Samsung co-CEO who also oversees the company's electronics business, also made some remarks about Samsung's focus on … Read more
NewsScrollFree is a fairly bare-bones app but it offers a useful way to scroll through and view news while doing something else on your iPhone. It's fast and easy to use, and while customization is fairly limited, the core functionality is well executed for a free app.
When you start NewsScrollFree, it will automatically pull headlines from a number of news sources, most of them pulled from Google News. Each news story remains on the screen for a few seconds before it scrolls to the next. Swipe the screen and it will pause, opening a second menu to read … Read more
"Hey, I'm in the car."
For some these words said on the phone -- or written in a text -- signal that communication isn't a good thing at that moment.
For others, it's just another line in the natural flow of needing to know where people are, but carrying on as normal.
Now, lawyers in New Jersey are trying to explore whether calling or texting someone who you know is driving makes you legally liable in the event of an accident.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Greg's Cable Map shows international fiber-optic cables installed underwater.
- This is the NYPD's secret spy cab.
- Could a Spawn remake really be happening?
- Too easy: Porn Hub breaks down popular search terms by state.
- Meet the Nintendo 2DS: Just $129.99, minus the good looks.
The Syrian Electronic Army apparently took control over the Twitter.com Web site address record Tuesday, the hacker group's latest attack on high-profile Internet sites.
The Twitter.com whois record, which lists the owner of the Web address names called domains, listed the owner's e-mail address as firstname.lastname@example.org. The site continued to function, however.
The New York Times' Web site went down on Tuesday afternoon, and the SEA is a suspect there, too. "Our initial assessment is that this is most likely the result of a malicious external attack," the Times said in a … Read more
The New York Times Web site went down Tuesday afternoon, after what the paper's spokeswoman called a "malicious external attack."
Readers who tried to access the site started seeing error messages as earlier as 12 p.m. PT, according to Bloomberg. This is the second time this month the site has had an outage. About two weeks ago, the site experienced the same problem, but the Times said then that it was an internal issue despite reports of a cyberattack.
Google has begun to make its latest revision to the New Tab page in Chrome available to a small group of people, the company said in a blog post on Monday.
Google has said that it hopes that the cosmetic update, first announced last December and previously available to some people only in Chrome's Beta and Dev testing channels, will result in faster search times. The New Tab page with embedded search is available to a limited number of people on Chrome Stable for Windows and Mac, and Chromebooks.
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