social networking

Now change channels with flick of wrist!

September 11, 2009

Couch potatoes feeling lazy can now change the channel and dim the lights with a flick of their wrists, thanks to a new technology. The new device allows users to switch the channel, adjust the volume or contrast with the flick of the wrist. The technology can even be used to run the entire living [...]

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Hackers can ‘steal’ ballots from EVMs

August 31, 2009

Computer scientists have demonstrated how criminals could hack an electronic voting machine (EVM) and ‘steal’ votes using a malicious programming approach that had not been invented when the voting machine was designed. The team of scientists from the Universites of California, San Diego, Michigan and Princeton employed “return-oriented programming” to force an electronic voting machine [...]

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Perseid meteor shower to light up night sky on Wednesday

August 31, 2009

Reports indicate that the Perseid meteor shower, which will be visible on August 11 and 12, would yield more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing time. Meteors are bits of dust or rock that collide with earth’s atmosphere and heat up gas particles to produce a glowing trail. [...]

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Facebook to aquire FriendFeed

August 31, 2009

Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site, said it will buy FriendFeed, netting a group of prized ex-Google engineers in the fast-growing Internet business. FriendFeed, an up-and-coming social media startup, lets people share content online in real time across various social networks and blogs. The service is similar to, though less popular than Twitter, the [...]

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Miniature gravity detector to peer inside planets

August 31, 2009

Thanks to a nifty new silicon gadget, namely a miniature gravity detector, peering beneath the surface of Mars and other planets to reveal buried geological features could get easier. According to a report in New Scientist, the device, called a gravity gradiometer, has been designed to measure how much the force of gravity changes from [...]

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Do social networks influence style among friends?

August 28, 2009

Do friends sport the same style in shoes or see the same
movies because of their similar tastes, which is why they became friends in the first place? Or once friendship is established, do individuals influence each other to adopt
similar behaviours? Social scientists don’t know for sure.

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Social networking sites users will be disillusioned: study

August 14, 2009

Social software and microblogging sites such as Twitter will soon experience disillusionment among enterprise users, market research firm Gartner warns in a report titled ‘Hype Cycle Special Report for 2009.’ The report tracks the progression of an emerging technology from over enthusiasm through a period of disillusionment to an eventual understanding of the technology’s relevance [...]

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