Archive: 07/18/2013

Australian firm launches 'anti-shark' wetsuits

An Australian research firm Thursday launched what is being touted as the world's first anti-shark wetsuit, using new discoveries about the predators' eyesight to stave off or evade an attack.

dateJul 18, 2013 in Other
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QR code security vulnerability found with Google Glass

Engineers at Lookout Mobile Security have discovered a previously unknown security vulnerability with Google's project Glass wearable headset. Marc Rogers reports on the company's web site that engineers found that when pictures were taken of pri ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in Software weblog
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SKorea clears Google after 2-year Android probe

(AP)—South Korea's fair trade commission said Thursday a two-year investigation found that Google making its search service the default in Android-powered smartphones did not limit competition in the online search market.

dateJul 18, 2013 in Internet
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Milikelvins drive droplet evaporation

Evaporation is so common that everybody thinks it's a well understood phenomenon. Appearances can be, however, deceptive. Recently, a new, earlier not predicted mechanism of evaporation was discovered. Experiments ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in General Physics
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Nokia Q2 sales fall by 24 pct, misses expectations

(AP)—The sales decline at struggling cellphone maker Nokia Corp. continues with revenues dropping almost a quarter between April and June compared with the same time last year, the company announced Thursday.

dateJul 18, 2013 in Business
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Chipmaker TSMC posts 24 percent rise in 2Q profit

(AP)—Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, reported a 24 percent jump in second quarter profit Thursday, driven by sales growth in smartphones and tablet computers that ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in Business
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