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Kickstarter cash ‘used to build home’

Kickstarter cash ‘used to build home’

Image copyright Peachy Printer Image caption Mr Grayston said he took this photo of the house his co-founder had built Crowdfunding website Kickstarter is investigating claims that money given to a tech project was instead used to build a home. One co-founder of the Peachy Printer scheme accused the other of stealing more than 324,000 […]

Nokia wins one against HTC in German patent case – CNET

Nokia wins one against HTC in German patent case – CNET

Nokia has won a patent infringement suit in a German court, but the companies can’t quite agree whether it’s a major victory or not. According to Foss Patents’ Florian Mueller, the Mannheim Regional Court today ruled that HTC is infringing a Nokia patent related to saving battery life by identifying packets of data that can […]

Does Microsoft’s end-of-life date for Windows Phone 8 mean 9 is near? – ZDNet

Could the end of Microsoft’s the mainstream support for Windows Phone 8 on July 2014 suggest a release date for Windows Phone 9? Read this Don’t be blue: About that Windows Phone 8’s July 2014 end-of-life date Read more In an update to its support page published this week, Microsoft […]

Watch Weev’s Angry Pre-Sentencing Speech About The Failure Of Our Nation – TechCrunch

Yesterday, Andrew “weev” Auernheimer was sentenced to 41 months in prison, three years of probation, and restitution of $73,000 after being convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges. His actions had revealed a security flaw in AT&T’s user data base. In essence, weev added a number to the end of a URL on AT&T’s public database […]

Google Street View Climbs World’s Highest Mountains – PC Magazine

Always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, but don’t have the time, strength, stamina, or determination? Google Maps will help you cross the expedition off of your bucket list, while still in your pajamas. The Web giant today debuted its new Street View special collection: the world’s highest peaks. “Now you […]

Cadillac unveils new twin-turbo V-6 engine – SlashGear

Cadillac unveils new twin-turbo V-6 engine – SlashGear

Cadillac has unveiled a new engine that will be used for the 2014 CTS sedan. The engine is a twin-turbo V-6 producing 420 hp and 430 pound-foot of torque. General Motors says that this is the most power dense six-cylinder engine in the segment producing 118 hp per liter. The new twin turbo V6 will […]

US Telecoms oppose strict cybersecurity controls, get them removed from FCC … – The Verge

An FCC panel appears to be backing down from recommending strict cybersecurity controls to US telecoms, submitting a watered-down list of recommendations instead, reports The Wall Street Journal. The final report is scheduled to be released Monday evening. It doesn’t have regulatory authority, but its recommendations inform industry best practices The Communications, […]

SimCity sales top 1.1 million – USA TODAY

A screenshot of “Sim City”(Photo: © 2012 Electronic Arts Inc.) Despite connection problems plaguing the opening days after launch, city-building simulation SimCity has sold more than 1.1 million copies, publisher Electronic Arts announced. More than half of those copies purchased were digital downloads, EA says in a statement. “SimCity is one of the storied brands […]

AT&T ‘hacker’ and Internet troll sentenced to over three years – CNET

AT&T ‘hacker’ and Internet troll sentenced to over three years – CNET

In the latest criminal prosecution to alarm Internet activists, a security researcher who accessed a non-password protected portion of AT&T’s Web site was sentenced today to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer at the time of his arrest. (Credit: Washington County Sheriff’s Office) Andrew Auernheimer, who goes by […]

Now Google Street View takes users to Mount Everest – Firstpost

Now Google Street View takes users to Mount Everest – Firstpost

How many times did you wish to climb the Mount Everest or Mount Kilimanjaro but could not do it maybe because you either didn’t have the time, the courage or simply the amounts of energy needed? Google has added views from some of the world’s tallest mountains to scenes woven into its popular online map […]