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Reuters Journalist Charged With Conspiring With Hacker Group Anonymous – Wall Street Journal

BY KEACH HAGEY A 26-year-old journalist has been charged with allegedly conspiring with members of the hacker group Anonymous to hack into the Tribune Co. system and alter a news story on the Los Angeles Times website, the Justice Department said Thursday. Matthew Keys, of Secaucus, N.J., was charged in the Eastern District of California […]

Live: Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 – USA TODAY

A screengrab of the new Samsun Galaxy S 4 from a webcast of Samsung’s Galaxy event on Thursday night.(Photo: USA TODAY) 7:34 p.m.: There’s a reason for the dance routine: showing off Drama Shot. The camera can take up to 100 shots in four seconds, and creates a collage in one frame. There’s also the […]

Report says #Facebook #to #adopt #hashtags – Register

Facebook is preparing to adopt hashtags, the folksonomy feature beloved of Twitter users and the microblogging service itself. Hastags grew out of a practice employed by users of Internet Relay Chat (IRC), who added a the “#” character to link posts. Twitter users started doing the same in around 2007, and did so in sufficient […]

Top free alternatives to soon-to-be shuttered Google Reader – Los Angeles Times

With Google Reader set to shut down this summer, many other apps have come into the spotlight as possible alternatives to the popular RSS service. So here are some of the top free services we recommend as users prepare for Google Reader going dark July 1. Feedly Available for Firefox and Chrome web […]

Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 and firmware updates – CNET

Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 and firmware updates – CNET

Apple has released its third update for OS X Mountain Lion, bringing the latest version of the software to 10.8.3 after over three months of development. Along with a number of bug fixes for problems users have been experiencing in 10.8.2 and earlier, the new version adds a couple of new features. The first is […]

Death knell sounds for RSS, and Google knows it – CNET

Death knell sounds for RSS, and Google knows it – CNET

In a few years, RSS will be a distant memory. (Credit: Ben Parr / CNET) Like some of you, I was once a power user of Google Reader. I needed it to do my job. But as Twitter started to gain steam, I started checking it less and less. It was less a pleasure and […]

Google Breaks Up Mapping and Commerce Unit – Wall Street Journal

BY AMIR EFRATI Google Inc. executive Jeff Huber stepped aside as head of the Internet giant’s mapping and commerce unit on Wednesday, in a two-part management shift at that also saw the chief of the Android unit, Andy Rubin, leave his position, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Huber will move to Google […]

YouTube Capture App Lands on iPad, iPad Mini – PC Magazine

iPad users can now cut out the middle man when posting videos to YouTube; the site’s Capture app is now available for the iPad and iPad mini. After filming a video, users can add auto color correction, auto stabilization, trimming, and music, then instantly upload it to YouTube, as either a private […]

Verizon taking pre-orders for BlackBerry Z10, due in stores March 28 – Los Angeles Times

Verizon Wireless began taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Z10 on Thursday and announced it will sell the smartphone in stores beginning March 28. The device, BlackBerry’s first to run on the new BlackBerry 10 operating system, will be available from Verizon for $200 with a two-year service contract. Users who pre-order can expect their […]

Honda recalls 250000 vehicles for brake defect – AFP

(AFP) – 1 hour ago  NEW YORK — Honda will recall 250,000 vehicles worldwide — most of which are in the United States — to repair a defect that can interfere with braking, the Japanese automaker said Thursday. Honda said it had received several complaints about problems with the stability assist system, but no accidents […]