Our planet Earth may have a disc of dark matter around the equator, according to a new study that analysed data from GPS satellites.
Ben Harris at the University of Texas at Arlington conducted an analysis of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite orbits and found that Earth is heavier than thought, perhaps due to a . . . → Read More: The equator may just be a disk of dark matter
Such a move would be controversial, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, as many parents of older children already worry about the possibility for social and criminal problems on Facebook. There are also questions of whether children under 13 are equipped to know which data is advisable for sharing online.
However, the tests – none . . . → Read More: FB opening a ‘below 13’ option
SAN FRANCISCO: Apple on Thursday denied a charge that it schemed with publishers to hike prices for e-books, portraying itself as a hero for prying Amazon’s “monopolistic grip” from the market.
“The DOJ’s accusation of collusion against Apple is simple not true,” Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said in an emailed statement a day after a . . . → Read More: Apple denies price fixing charges
Apple is holding an event Wednesday in San Francisco, and has hinted that it will reveal a new iPad model. Rumors speak of an updated tablet with a speedier processor, a sharper screen and an option for faster wireless broadband access.
If last year’s launch of the iPad 2 is any guide, the new iPad . . . → Read More: iPad 3: Expected to be faster
Ever wish the latest piece of technology that hadn’t yet hit the shelves was suddenly dropped upon your lap to play with as you see fit? If you hang out in San Francisco bars around Apple’s office, you may not have to wish long. It seems as though a particularly slippery-fingered Apple employee lost track . . . → Read More: iPhone 5! disappeared?
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US: In a first, a San Francisco native has apparently been cured of the deadly HIV virus.
Timothy Ray Brown, 45, had tested positive for HIV, the virus symptomatic of AIDs , back in 1995. However, he has managed to eliminate the virus from his body with what doctors describe as a . . . → Read More: World’s first man ‘functionally cured’ of HIV
Researchers at Mocana, a security technology company in San Francisco, recently discovered they could hack into a best-selling Internet-ready HDTV model with unsettling ease.
They found a hole in the software that helps display Web sites on the TV and leveraged that flaw to control information being sent to the television. They could put up . . . → Read More: New Gadgets mean New Opportunities for Hackers