We discuss Google launching new maps API with better tablet maps, hackers behind Tumblr Worm say they warned Tumblr weeks ago, Instagram vulnerability on iPhone, Alibaba reaches $157 billion in sales, research shows the large number of people taking their social media with them to the bathroom, Krampus Christmas cards, research proves coffee is good for you and you can drink as much as you'd like, SMS vulnerability in Twitter, Facebook, and Venmo, iTunes would be one of the world's biggest media companies, "Amazing Spider-Man 2" casts it's Harry Osborne, Dropbox picks Dublin for its second offices, Soundcloud has 180 million users and revamps its site, and a lobster cannibalism surprise!
Google has today launched v2 of its Google Maps API, bringing along better support for maps on tablets, integration with Google Play services, new information layers and more. The new API is available now for developers to start playing and using maps that are more on par with Google Maps for Android’s capabilities.
Tumblr has been flooded by a worm that's spamming thousands of user's feeds with an anti-Tumblr rant. In an interview, a spokesman for the group that's apparently behind the hack claims they warned Tumblr weeks ago about the potential exploit but they were ignored. Oh, and they're also waging a "War on Blogs."
A security researcher published on Friday another attack on Facebook's Instagram photo-sharing service that could allow a hacker to seize control of a victim's account.
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba sold one trillion RMB worth of goods in 2012, the company announced today. That’s $157 billion U.S. in gross merchandise volume (GMV), which easily surpasses U.S e-commerce giants Amazon and eBay combined.
Verizon Wireless is pushing the “off” button on the pioneering mobile video service once known as Vcast Video.
Nearly one-third (32%) of the heaviest adopters of social networks — those ages 18 to 24— connect with sites such as Facebook and Twitter in the bathroom.
Between 2006 and 2010, there were 129 reports of people who suffered mild to serious health harms when outdoor pesticides were used indoors, according to a health advisory issued this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. One woman died.
A hundred year ago, Santa Claus didn't bother with keeping track of bad children who deserved coal lumps in their stockings. He had a devilish pal named Krampus who took care of the kids on the naughty list. With his red skin, shaggy black coat of fur, obscene pointed tongue, cloven hooves, pointed tail, and sharp horns emanating from his forehead, Krampus carried a switch to beat young miscreants senseless, after which he'd toss them in his backpack and drag them to his uncomfortably warm subterranean lair.
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"What I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as you want and can," says Dr. Peter Martin, director of the Institute for Coffee Studies at Vanderbilt University. He's even developed a metric for monitoring your dosage: If you are having trouble sleeping, cut back on your last cup of the day. From there, he says, "If you drink that much, it's not going to do you any harm, and it might actually help you. A lot."
Environmental health officers were horrified when the owner of an Indian takeaway restaurant in Tooting killed a rat in front of them in the middle of an environmental health inspection — leaving a pool of blood on the floor.
Radioactive Ore Sample, useful for testing geiger counters.
One key reason The Daily failed is because guys in suits can't compete with guys in sweats.
Twitter users with SMS enabled are vulnerable to an attack that allows anyone to post to their account. The attacker only needs knowledge of the mobile number associated with a target’s Twitter account. Messages can then be sent to Twitter with the source number spoofed.
Apple’s media storefronts took in more than $8.5 billion for the fiscal year ending in September. Put together, the revenue of the above-mentioned media companies only adds up to $8.2 billion for the same period, about $300 million less than Apple.
Apple has been expanding its workforce in Israel over the past couple of weeks, tapping a pool of former Texas Instruments (TI) employees in the country to build up research and development centers in Hertezliya and Haifa, The Next Web has learned.
After Apple announced late last week that the iPhone 5 is coming to China on December 14, China Unicom, the country’s second-largest wireless operator, began taking reservations on Monday, quickly receiving 100,000 online pre-orders, Sina Tech reports.
Genetic testing confirms the legendary Bigfoot is a human relative that arose some 15,000 years ago -- at least according to a press release issued by a company called DNA Diagnostics detailing supposed work by a Texas veterinarian.
Director Marc Webb, who is putting together plans for the follow-up to this summer’s web-slinging reboot, just announced via Twitter that he has chosen Dane DeHaan — best known as the power-mad teenager in Chronicle — as Peter Parker’s pal (and the son of Green Goblin) Harry Osborn.
Actress Shailene Woodley is the daughter of Lori and Lonnie Woodley.
Ultra small Sticker with Bluetooth Low Energy, that you can stick on your stuff, and use your smartphone to find them.
Atari Flashback 4 Wireless Classic Game Console. The Classic is Back - this time with even more great games and wireless controls! Atari Flashback 4 is the return of the ever popular Atari games inside a classic game console. Features 75 Atari games built-in that defined a generation and two wireless Atari Flashback 2600 classic joystick controllers. The Atari Flashback 4 fully supports Plug
SmartThings, a company that’s trying to wirelessly connect everyday devices and objects to the Internet, has raised $3 million led by First Round Capital.That’s on top of $1.2 million committed by backers on Kickstarter, where SmartThings more than quadrupled its funding goal in September, plus a €100,000 prize for winning the Dublin Web Summit start-up competition.
Green Throttle Games, which is attempting to turn Android phones into videogame consoles that connect to the TV, has raised $6 million in a first round of funding. Trinity Ventures led the round with participation from DCM. The Santa Clara, Calif., company said it will use the cash to support internal and external game development for its platform.
Dropbox, the online syncing and storage provider, plans to establish its first international office in Dublin, Ireland.
“Big Picture” enables you to go full screen for Steam. It’s more than just hitting the maximize button, though. The popular gaming client is completely reformatted in Big Picture mode, making Steam more friendly than ever if you use a Mac (or PC) as a media center connected to a television. Menus and games can be controlled using a game controller peripheral in addition to keyboard and mouse.
If the future of the internet is mobile, things are looking very good for Soundcloud, the Berlin-based sound-sharing site. Known as the "YouTube of audio", mobile will soon be the dominant platform for Soundcloud, said founder and chief executive Alex Ljung.
This coming January is likely to be the first time that anyone outside of a production facility will get a look at jOBS, the new biopic of Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. The movie, which was initially announced in April of this year, covers 30 years of Jobs' life from 1971 to 2000 as an entrepreneur and leader of such companies as Apple, NeXT, and Pixar. It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine.
Researchers studying Maine's lobster population, booming in recent years amid warming waters and disappearing predators, have detected something never before seen in the wild: lobster cannibalism.
KRAMPUS: The Devil of Christmas picks up where the softcover edition of The Devil in Design leaves off. In the early Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus was St. Nicholas' dark servant-a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps! Whereas St. Nicholas would reward children who'd been good all year, those that had behaved badly were visited by the Krampus. This NEW and IMPROVED edition includes an introduction, a historical survey of the character, and over 180 lavish pre-World War 1 Krampus postcards. KRAMPUS: The Devil of Christmas is a lush, hair-raising collection guaranteed to give even Stephen King the creeps!
Twenty devilish greeting cards featuring the Krampus, packaged in a deluxe metal tin. In the early Christmas traditions of Europe, the Krampus was St. Nikolaus' dark servant-a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long, slithering tongue gave misbehavers the creeps!
Mate plant, or Yerba mate (Spanish: [??e??a ?mate]; also spelled in English as maté, from the Spanish: yerba mate, Portuguese: erva-mate [???v? ?mat?i]), binomial name Ilex paraguariensis, is a species of holly (family Aquifoliaceae), well known as the source of the mate beverage. Though the plant is called yerba in Spanish ("herb" in English), it is a tree and not an herbaceous plant. It is native to subtropical South America in northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. It was first used and cultivated by the Guaraní people, and also in some Tupí communities in southern Brazil, prior to the European colonization. It was scientifically classified by the Swiss botanist Moses Bertoni, who settled in Paraguay in 1895.
Enjoy the smooth full-bodied flavor and distinct aroma of our premium-quality, rainforest-grown yerba mate.Traditional Mate is rich, robust, and balanced, with a complex earthy mate body and a smooth mellow finish.
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