The Trash We’ve Left on the Moon

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The image above shows the remains of the Apollo 17 site in the moon’s Taurus-Littrow Valley — an image, released in 2011, sharp enough to show the tracks of the astronauts and their lunar rover in unprecedented detail. At top left you can see the mission’s ALSEP, or its package of scientific instruments. In the center is… Read more »

Top Five Online Games for Passing Time

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When boredom hits, you go down like a stone. There’s nothing more frustrating than to sit around the house or the office, not having anything to do and just pacing up and down, hoping something will come up to pluck you from your current state. You can go ahead and do that by yourself: just… Read more »

3 Free Tools for Truly Owning Windows 8

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With more than four million upgrades over the first weekend of its release and many millions more expected in the coming months, Windows 8 is quickly becoming a daily reality for many people around the world. Given its unique differences from its predecessors, a learning curve is required and everyone is certain to find a… Read more »

Internet exposé leads to Chinese official’s suspension

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An investigation spurred by an online post finds a Guangzhou official owning more houses than his income allows which resulted in his suspension and further investigation. In a statement Friday, the Communist Party of China (CPC) discipline inspection committee of Panyu, said it suspended Cai Bin, an official of Panyu district in Guangzhou, for falsely reporting… Read more »

Never Miss Email in Gmail

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Some people have two Gmail accounts – one for personal emails and the other for work. Often, emails arriving in the “work” inbox are auto-forwarded to the personal Gmail account, so users avoid the hassle of having to check two separate accounts. This would be a great idea, if it weren’t for a big problem – some important emails… Read more »

India IT spend to reach $71.5B in 2013

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India will continue to spend on IT despite the weak global economy, with investments in telecommunications helping to spur the overall tech expenditure to US$71.5 billion in 2013. According to Gartner’s findings released Wednesday, the US$71.5 billion mark represents a 7.7 percent increase from the US$66.4 billion forecasted for 2012. Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and… Read more »

Space Agency Says NASA Hacked 13 Times Last Year

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NASA said hackers broke into its computer systems 13 times last year, stealing employee credentials and gaining access to mission-critical projects in breaches that could compromise U.S. national security. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration spends only $58 million of its $1.5 billion annual IT budget on cyber security, Paul Martin, the agency’s inspector general,… Read more »

Motorola to phase out Webtop and laptop docks

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Despite having been such a groundbreaking platform, the days of using a laptop dock are coming to an end. In a statement made earlier today, Motorola has announced its plans to kill of its Webtop program and line of laptop docks, first unveiled alongside the Atrix 4G at CES 2011. “Motorola’s Webtop app helps users extend their smartphone experience… Read more »