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Pakistan scans Google, other sites for blasphemy

June 25, 2010 3:05 pm | by ASIF SHAHZAD - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Pakistan will monitor seven major websites, including Google and Yahoo, to block anti-Islamic links and content, an official said Friday. Seventeen lesser-known sites are being blocked outright for alleged blasphemous material.The moves follow Pakistan's temporary ban imposed on Facebook in May...

Quantifying human behavior one MoCap data point at a time

June 25, 2010 12:23 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of Southern California) Two actors wrapped in motion sensors circle each other, as engineering researchers stand at the perimeter of a USC Viterbi School of Engineering laboratory, taking note. It's an unusual partnership between artists and engineers, a union the National...

Protocall Technologies Places New Board President and CEO

June 25, 2010 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

As released in its latest 8-k filing pursuant to 13 or 15 (D) of the Securities Exchange Act Of 1934 on June 24, 2010, Protocall Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PCLI) accepted the resignation of Michael Gelmon and placed Mark Embry as the corporation's new President and CEO.About Protocall...


Turkey tightens Internet control in YouTube feud

June 25, 2010 9:05 am | by SUZAN FRASER - Associated Press Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Furious over Internet insults of the country's beloved founder, Turkey has gone on the offensive against Google, tightening a ban on YouTube and cutting public access to a host of Google-owned sites.Turkey's communications minister has accused the Internet giant of waging a battle against...

Now scientists read your mind better than you can

June 25, 2010 8:38 am | Comments

Brain scans may be able to predict what you will do better than you can yourself, and might offer a powerful tool for advertisers or health officials seeking to motivate consumers, researchers said on Tuesday. They found a way to interpret "real time" brain images to show whether people who viewed messages about using sunscreen would actually use sunscreen during the following week.


New problem delays Ariane rocket launch

June 25, 2010 8:34 am | Comments

A technical problem Thursday delayed for the second day running the scheduled launch of an Ariane rocket carrying two satellites, the Arianespace company said.


Will video sites stop filtering content?

June 25, 2010 8:30 am | Comments

One question that needs to be asked a day after Google's landmark win over Viacom in the YouTube copyright-infringement case is whether Google could have gotten away with doing less about protected content on its video-sharing platform.

Oppenheimer sees iPhone 4 sales of 1.5 million on first day

June 25, 2010 8:26 am | Comments

The company had sold a million units of the previous version of the iPhone -- the 3GS -- in its debut weekend in 2008. Oppenheimer, which has an "outperform" rating on the stock, also raised its fiscal 2010 earnings estimate for Apple to $14.52 from $14.01 a share and fiscal 2011 estimate to $17.96 from $16.71 a share.


Pakistan to monitor Google, others for blasphemy

June 25, 2010 8:24 am | Comments

Pakistani authorities on Friday put seven major websites, including Google and YouTube, under watch for containing material deemed offensive to Muslims, officials said. The Ministry of Information Technology is also blocking at least 17 links on Youtube and other websites for showing "blasphemous material."

Really smart card project scoops EUREKA 2010 Innovation Award

June 25, 2010 8:23 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(EUREKA) A French-led EUREKA smartcard project has scooped this year's Innovation Award, announced in a ceremony in the German capital yesterday evening. Federal Secretary of State for Research Georg Schutte handed over the prize -- a trophy and a media package worth 15,000 euros...

Internet addresses to accept Chinese script

June 25, 2010 8:21 am | Comments

Chinese speakers will soon be able to tap out Internet addresses in their own language after the agency that runs Internet addresses says it will start accepting Chinese script for domain names. Until recently, the suffix - the ".com" part of an address - had to use English characters, even though Chinese characters have sometimes been allowed for the rest of the Internet address.


Karan Watson gives ASEE keynote talk on change in engineering education

June 25, 2010 7:21 am | by Texas A&M University | Comments

Dr. Karan L. Watson, interim provost and executive vice president at Texas A&M University, gave a plenary talk at the 117th Annual American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference and Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Watson is also a Regents Professor in the Department of...

Mentor Graphics adopts poison pill

June 25, 2010 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Mentor Graphics Corp. said it has adopted a shareholder rights plan, which typically protects investors in the event of an unsolicited buyout bid.Mentor, which develops software and systems used to design and test electronic components, said late Thursday that investors will be...


Sports Illustrated puts out iPad app

June 25, 2010 6:02 am | Comments

Sports Illustrated is the latest magazine to take app form on Apple's iPad. Its application landed in the iTunes store Thursday, with high-definition videos, extra photographs and even an eight-minute mini documentary.

Adobe Systems buying back shares

June 25, 2010 5:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Software maker Adobe Systems Inc. said it has signed agreements with large third-party financial institutions for the repurchase of $400 million of its shares.The San Jose, Calif., company said Thursday the shares are part of its $1.6 billion buyback plan announced earlier this week.As of April...


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