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Zimbabwe's 'iconic' lion Cecil killed by hunter

<b>A hunter paid a $55,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist has told the BBC.</b><p>Allegations that a Spaniard was behind the killing were being investigated, Johnny Rodrigues said.<p>The lion, named Cecil, was shot with a crossbow and rifle, before …

Internet of Things: Arduino, Android, ESB

<i></i>How to connect Arduino board to Android smartphone using an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) as middle layer<i></i>Topics coveredArduino connectionESBEnterprise …

First Look at GNOME 3.16

<b>The highly anticipated GNOME 3.16 desktop environment for Linux kernel-based operating systems has been announced on March 26, 2015, and has been</b> …

Intel, HP prepare for the end of days -- Windows XP's, that is

As the sun sets on support for Windows XP nears, Hewlett-Packard and Intel executives say they're looking to new horizons.<p>In case you've been living under a rock, support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014.<p>And Microsoft has a message for you: "If your organization has not started the migration to …

Software

18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight

If its 18 rotors aren't enough to get you excited, this crazy flying machine has a "pleasant sonorous sound," according to German engineers who built the Volocopter VC200.<p>The successor to the even more outrageous Volocopter VC1 is being billed as "the world's first green helicopter," but a number …

Aviation

Learn the secrets of Google Now voice commands (infographic)

At the risk of incurring Android fanboy wrath, Google Now is a lot like Apple's Siri: it responds to voice commands and can perform lots of cool and practical functions.<p>Of course, like Siri, it comes without an instruction manual. And, in fact, if you invoke the help command or look at Google's own …

Google Now

Microsoft sells over 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours

Sony isn't the only one that had a fantastic next-gen console launch. Microsoft has just announced that it, too, sold through one million Xbox One game systems in less than 24 hours. It's not a direct comparison, however: Microsoft launched in 13 countries, while the PlayStation 4 racked up one …

20 Command Line Tools to Monitor Linux Performance

It’s really very tough job for every <b>System</b> or <b>Network</b> administrator to monitor and debug <b>Linux System Performance</b> problems every day. After being a</b> …

Amazon Updates Route 53 DNS Service To Make Hosting High-Availability Sites On EC2 Easier

Thanks to an update to its Route 53 DNS web service, Amazon now makes it a bit easier to host sites that need high availability in multiple AWS regions. Route 53 has been offering DNS Failover since February, but that wasn’t really an option if your application was also running behind Amazon’s …

WordPress Is Now 10 Years Old

Ten years ago today, the first public release of WordPress became available. Initially started as a fork of the little-known blogging platform …

Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ)

You may not know it, but you probably already use two-factor authentication in the physical world. This explanation of what it is should help convince you why it's a good idea to use it with mission-critical online services, too.<p>Two-factor authentication, or 2FA as it's commonly abbreviated, adds …

Information Systems

Flickr Announces One Free Terabyte Of Storage Space Per User, Officially Beating Everyone

Yahoo’s Flickr photo-sharing service is now offering one full terabyte for users, enough storage space to hold whole swathes of the world’s photos. The service is offering this benefit in addition to its full resolution photo storage service.<p>While the average user will probably not touch the outer …

Who Will Win As Mobile Payments Go Mainstream? [SLIDE DECK]

We at <b>BI Intelligence</b> have put together a comprehensive presentation on Mobile Payments that looks at how mobile payments work, the main players in the ecosystem, the two main approaches to mobile payments, why mobile payments will go mainstream, and the remaining barriers to consumer adoption.<p>We've …

US under 'constant' cyber attack, top general claims

The US army general responsible for cyber security has warned that the United States is increasingly vulnerable to attacks like those that destroyed data on tens of thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia and South Korea in the past year.<p>Gen Keith Alexander, who heads the National Security Agency …

Cybersecurity

Where to watch Google I/O 2013 live online

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>This Wednesday, thousands of people will flock to San Francisco’s Moscone Center to take part in Google (S GOOG) I/O, the …

Didn’t make it to Google I/O? Googlers will answer your questions on G+

<i>With Google I/O, the biggest Android event of the year, about to begin, Google announced that those who didn’t make it to the conference can still get their questions answered via Google Plus.</i><p>Google I/O is the most important event for the Android community, the time when the overseers of the green …

CNET News - Inside Scoop: Google I/O predictions: Google gaming

Google I/O 2013 behind-the-scenes preview tour: we’re here!

It’s day zero at Google I/O 2013, the company’s developer event made for and by developer groups and Google to strengthen their world of software, …

Bill Gates: Steve Jobs was better at design than I was

When the sense of personal competition has gone, when time has passed, the memories become more acute and more accurate.<p>During Bill Gates' interview Sunday night with Charlie Rose on CBS's "60 Minutes," Microsoft's chairman released some emotion when speaking of visiting Steve Jobs during the Apple …

Bill Gates

Google smartwatch is real, Gmail and Maps updates incoming

Leading into I/O, lots of information gets tossed around. Some of it is complete nonsense, later unearthed to be so. Some is solid information, and questioned thoroughly before being vetted as accurate.<p><i>Android Authority</i> has recently spoken with sources close to Google regarding some of what is in …

Apps

Google’s New Android Chief Talks Challenges Of Keeping A Platform Consistent While Being Open

Google’s Sundar Pichai spoke to Wired in an interview published today ahead of Google I/O this week, describing what it’s like to be taking the helm of both Android and Chrome going into the annual conference. Pichai took over for Andy Rubin, who stepped out of his role heading up Android back in …

Samsung Galaxy S4 review: The everything phone for (almost) everyone - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Samsung Galaxy S4</b> has Android 4.2.2, a fantastic camera, a powerful quad-core processor, and software solutions for just about every scenario -- including working as a TV/DVR remote. It's also comfortable in hand and has NFC, a user-replaceable battery, and a microSD storage slot.<p><b>The …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Buys Wavii For North Of $30 Million

Google has finally closed the deal on Wavii, a natural language processing startup, for a price that is more than $30 million, we’re hearing from a legitimate source.<p>Both Apple and Google were competing for the Seattle-based startup, and Google eventually won. Apple wanted the company, which …

Google On Earnings: Our Future Lies in Hardware Too

Google’s earnings have provoked mixed reactions in the major news media - Google’s core search business is under threat, said the New York Times, blow-out sales increase CNET told its readers – but one inescapable conclusion is that times are tougher when users switch from desktop to …

Google Fiber is coming to Provo, Utah by late 2013

Following its April announcement that Google Fiber will land in Austin, Texas, Provo officials revealed today that its super-fast Gigabit internet service will arrive next in Provo, Utah by late 2013. The Utah city will become the third to receive Google Fiber, following Austin and Kansas City. …

Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first

Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the tech it's had in place since 2008. The company has already implemented one example of the technology …

Why Your Cell Phone Doesn't Have a Dial Tone

In addition to the long curly cords, and the part where they are permanently attached to a wall, old-fashioned landlines have something else that …

Phones