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Google Drive for Work offers unlimited storage space

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 3:04 pm

Google has rolled out a new cloud storage service that is designed specifically to cater to the business users out there called Drive for Work. This subscription service costs $10 per month per user. The big feature of the Drive for Work service is that for the $10 per month you get unlimited storage.

 

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Individual files can be stored under this plan up to 5TB in size each. Drive for Work comes on the heels of the announcement that Google Drive has 190 million active users on the personal and work plans combined.

 

Google also notes that files uploaded to drive are encrypted in transit between devices and Google data centers. Google has also refreshed the Drive apps for iOS and Android devices to improve performance and clean up the interface.

BBC apologizes for bizarre mobile app push notification

By: Tamlin Magee | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 2:47 pm

The BBC has had to apologize to its mobile app users following a weird push notification sent from its news app full of nosequiturs.

 

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Twitter users wondered if the BBC had its security compromised when the app said: "NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires' after hashtag hijacked. Push sucks! Pull blows! BREAKING NEWS No nudity in latest episode of Game of Thrones!!! MORE BREAKING NEWS IIIIIII like testing."

 

The broadcasting house insisted that its security had not, in fact, been breached - and that the notification was down to good old fashioned human error. "We apologize to our app users who were unnecessarily interrupted with the alert," a BBC spokesperson said. "We've been in the process of testing new functionality for our apps and a test message was sent in error."

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Julian Assange could make London Fashion Week runway debut this year

By: Tamlin Magee | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is going to take a break from releasing classified documents to make his modelling debut for London Fashion Week.

 

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Assange will walk a runway at the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has been granted asylum for the last two years, for Ben Westwood, the son of Dame Vivienne Westwood. It's rumoured that the show will also include celebrity guests like George Clooney and Clooney's lawyer fiancee, who has worked on Assange's defence team.

 

Westwood told the Telegraph that the point is not exactly to launch Assange's career as a model, but to promote him. It won't be a formal event, but more of a "dress up, mill about and have a drink" kind of affair. "The point is to promote Julian Assange," Westwood said.

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Razer micro-console coming this fall running Android TV

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 2:06 pm

Razer is known for pumping out some interesting products like the Edge and lots more. Razer is mostly known for making some really cool gaming peripherals like mice and keyboards. This fall, Razer will be getting into the game console market with a new product called the Razer micro-console.

 

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The device is tipped to run Android TV to create a small game console, presumably for playing video games on your TV. So far, details on the console are scant with no indication of what type of processor or storage will be used offered, we also have no idea of the price.

 

Razer has promised that the console will be appropriate for hardcore gaming. That seems to indicate that it will do more than play game apps available for Android devices. Hopefully full details of the console surface soon.

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient glaciers on Mars

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 1:00 pm

NASA has been operating the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars for an entire Martian year, which is 687 Earth days. Curiosity is currently rolling across Gale crater and has found new evidence that millions of years ago the crater was covered by an icy glacier and liquid water. Glacial evidence shows that they were particularly prominent in areas around the central mound of Gale crater called Aeolis Mons.

 

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NASA has evidence that these glaciers exist thanks to images captured with the HiRISE and CTX cameras on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the HRSC on the Mars Express probe. Images for those spacecraft have revealed evidence of a concave basin and lobated structures along with moraines and fan-shaped deposits.

 

All of that evidence hints that glaciers once covered the area. The team of scientists say that the glacier on Mars was likely similar to one that is on Iceland today here on Earth, that glacier is called Breiðamerkurjökull. This evidence supports the theory that millions of years ago, Mars was a much colder and wetter environment.

National Corvette Museum will keep sinkhole as an attraction

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 12:05 pm

The National Corvette Museum made headlines earlier this year when a massive sinkhole opened up under the floor of the museum and swallowed a handful of rare and expensive Corvette models. The museum had three options for dealing with the sinkhole after the cars were removed from the hole.

 

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One of the options was to completely repair the sinkhole and replace the floor making it as if the incident never happened. The second option was to leave the sinkhole as it is. The third option, and the one that the museum chose, was to repair portions of the sinkhole and keep the remainder of the sinkhole open as a tourist attraction.

 

With this plan, the museum will keep a portion of the sinkhole open measuring 25-feet x 45-feet and 30-feet deep. Before the plan is official, the museum board wants information on if cars on display in the museum might be affected adversely by leaving the sinkhole open.

Verizon turns free LTE data back on for Chromebook Pixel owners

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 11:00 am

A number of Chromebook Pixel owners were very angry when the free data that came with their Pixel notebooks was turned off only a year into the two free years promised. Google had nothing to do with the data being turned off; Verizon is the one that made that decision.

 

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Google said earlier this week that it would hand out $150 gift cards in an effort to appease angry customers who were already talking about a suit in some cases. Verizon has now announced that it will be turning the free data back on.

 

Verizon was to provide two years of free data with Chromebook Pixel owners getting 100MB monthly at no cost. It's unclear if angry customers are the reason Verizon is turning the data back on or if the data plan ended early by accident. Verizon said in a statement over e-mail: "We understand that a very small number of Chromebook Pixel customers may have had a promo end prematurely. We apologize for this, and will work with these customers to address the situation".

GM to stop selling Cruze while airbags are investigated

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 10:21 am

GM has been besieged with issues and recalls on its cars this year with many of the big recalls having to do with faulty ignition switches. GM is now facing a big issue with the airbags it uses to protect people inside some of its cars.

 

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The automaker has reportedly told dealers in the US to stop selling the 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruze due to a potential defect in the airbag. Airbags in these vehicles could have been assembled with a problematic airbag inflation module that may use an incorrect part in the assembly.

 

GM doesn't build the airbags used in these cars; they were sourced from a third party. GM and the third party are working together to identify the cars facing the issue and then the Cruze cars can go back on sale after problem cars are fixed. The Cruze is Chevy's second bestselling car right behind the Silverado truck.

The 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6 should offer 128GB of storage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 8:34 am

We just reported about the new 4.7-inch iPhone 6 launching in both 32GB and 64GB variants in September, but if you're after 128GB of on-board flash storage, you'll need to upgrade to the bigger 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6.

 

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Chinese site Wei Feng is reporting that the 128GB variant will only be baked onto the 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 6. This is going to be the big point between the two new iPhone 6 models, with the 4.7-inch model coming with a smaller screen and smaller on-board storage options, but for those who have a requirement of everything bigger, the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 will have an option of 128GB.

 

We should expect Apple to launch the new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 alongside the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 in a few months time.

Apple rumored to launch the 4.7-inch 32GB iPhone 6 for around $1000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 26, 2014 7:12 am

It looks like we should expect Apple to launch the 4.7-inch version of its next-gen iPhone on September 19, according to a new report from Tencent, who has "inside sources" on the new iPhone 6. This is backed by German carrier Deutsche Telekom, which has been reporting a similar release date for the new iPhone.

 

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The new iPhone 6 will reportedly launch in two sizes: 32GB and 64GB, priced at a massive $846 and $1008. Remember folks, this is for the 4.7-inch version, not the 5.5-inch version that is rumored to tackle the bigger side of the market. The new iPhone 6 should land with Apple's updated, faster A8 processor, a thinner design, and the obviously bigger screen with a higher pixel count.

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