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News http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/185/all/feed en Google breaks silence behind mysterious floating barges http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20131108/google-breaks-silence-behind-mysterious-floating-barges-id-1701713697.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Speculation has been rife for weeks as to what the heck Google plans to do with a pair of floating barges off either coast of the US! </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/20131028__googbarge~1.JPG" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Two very large Google owned barges spotted in the seas to the East and West of the USA aroused curiosity of the public and authorities alike.</p> <p>The barges house large four stories high structures made from shipping containers welded together. One of the vessels is docked in San Francisco bay while the other is moored off the East coast near the state of Maine.</p> <p>The ambiguity surrounding the case of the secret metal containers is now put to rest with the web search kingpin finally breaking silence about their purpose.</p> <p>Dispelling the mystery, Google has announced that the structures will be used as learning spaces for people to find out about new technology.</p> <p>"Google Barge ... A floating data centre? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to new outlets. "Although it's still early days and things may change, we're exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology."</p> <p>Google's statement Wednesday prompted some pundits to recall the words of Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and chief executive, at its I/O developers conference in June. He had reflected that it would be nice to create an area where experimentation with new technology would be possible away from laws and regulations.</p> <p>“Maybe we should set aside a small part of the world... an environment where people can try out different things,” he suggested. </p> <p><strong>Different theories swirled</strong></p> <p>So what did Google want with a bunch of boxes on a boat? Some believed the barges housed sea water cooled (or wave generator powered) data centres. Others mulled that they were designed as party venues or water cruising Google showrooms that would tour either coast.</p> <p>Still others thought the barge would dock at San Francisco's Fort Mason centre, which leases the land from the National Park Service. Theories that the barge would be a high-class showroom for Google's new technology such as Google Glass were also circulating.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One of the vessels is docked in San Francisco bay while the other is moored off the East coast near the state of Maine</p> </div> </div> </div> experimentation Google breaks silence learning spaces for people mysterious floating barges new technology. News Technology Top Story United States Fri, 08 Nov 2013 06:45:12 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701713697 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Unemployment Rates on a rise in the U.S http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130921/unemployment-rates-rise-us-id-1701713595.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With over 20 states across the United States cutting jobs the unemployment rate has reached around 9% avg, throughout the nation. The Labor Department said Friday that 29 states added jobs in August. Unemployment rates rose in 18 states, fell in 17 and were unchanged in 15.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/unemployment_27.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="92" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The picture is decidedly mixed,'' said Jim Diffley chief US regional economist at IHS Global Insight. ''We're still optimistic about the improvement (in hiring), but it's been slow.'' </p> <p>Ohio's unemployment rate has increased slightly, matching the national rate for last month.The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in August was 7.3 percent, up from 7.2 percent the previous month. Presently 419000 persons are unemployed in Ohio with a 3000 increase since the last month.</p> <p>Whereas on the other side in Rhode Island's unemployment rate increased in August to 9.1 percent, according to numbers released Thursday by the state's Department of Labor and Training. The new unemployment rate is two-tenths of a percent higher than July's 8.9 percent figure. But still an improvement over the last year's unemployment rate i.e. 10.4%.</p> <p>The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press. Rates of unemployment for the lowest-income families — those earning less than $20,000 — have topped 21 percent, nearly matching the rate for all workers during the 1930s Great Depression. The given statistics are very alarming.</p> <p>Overall, the United States still has 1.9 million fewer jobs than before the recession. Hiring has averaged just 155,000 a month since April. That's down from an average of 205,000 in the first four months.</p> IHS Global Insight Labor Department Markets News Ohios unemployment rate recession in USA Unemployment in USA Unemployment Rate in us United States cutting jobs US regional economist Sat, 21 Sep 2013 05:07:08 +0000 robinson 1701713595 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Is Samsung trying to copy Apple? http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130912/samsung-trying-copy-apple-id-1701713573.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung has been a major player in mobile phone industry for quite sometime now. There has always been speculation of Samsung copying Apple; Apple suing Samsung for infringement of patents. Then, Samsung suing Apple for the same, but this time did samsung actually crossed the line.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/image_79.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="120" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong> Apple </strong></p> <p>Apple recently refreshed its premium range of iPhones with <a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130911/apple-press-event-no-more-veil-iphone5c-and-iphone5s-id-1701713568.html">iPhone 5S</a>. Inside iPhone 5S, Apple has used a 64bit architecture, which makes it the only device to use 64bit architecture.</p> <p>The 64bit allows the usage of more variables and comes in play mostly when you upgrade your ROM above 4Gb. It also requires application to be compatible with 64bit architecture because currently 32bit architecture is used.</p> <p><strong> Samsung </strong></p> <p>Not more than a day after release of iPhone, Samsung promised 64bit architecture in upcoming Smartphones in the near future. The best part is Samsung might not know what it is trying to do by just copying. It's more like going blindly after Apple's new arena. </p> <p>Samsung premium phones use Android as an operating system, which is developed by Google but can be modified according to the needs of the manufacturers.<br /> Android is a 32bit mobile operating system, and all the apps currently working on android use this architecture.</p> <p><strong> Android Kitkat </strong></p> <p>Google recently unveiled Kitkat as its new mobile operating system, based on 32bit architecture, with a lot of new features.</p> <p>So, even if Samsung has promised a device with 64bit architecture; the question remains what will run it. If Android has to run it then Samsung has to wait for Google to release 64bit operating system, and to release the apps compatible with it, which might take more than a year.</p> <p>Besides, what will Samsung do with 64bit architecture? It's not that Samsung phone uses ROM more than 4Gb!! Well, Samsung has 3Gb of ROM in Galaxy Note 3 which takes a huge battery life. So why is Samsung building castles in the air.</p> <p>Samsung should first look at its prospects before it actually ventures into plan like this. They might prove Apple right in this tug of war game between two, about Samsung copying Apple.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple Vs Samsung</p> </div> </div> </div> Apple Apple and Samsung Apple Samsung patent case Apple vs Samsung Business Business Business Business Cell Phones Computing Entertainment Entertainment Gadgets Gadgets Handhelds iPhone 5S Markets News Opinions Personal Technology Reviews samsung apple war Technology Technology Technology Technology Technology Top Story Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:53:49 +0000 Dhruv Bhardwaj 1701713573 at http://www.themoneytimes.com NSA unlawfully collected thousands e-mails by Americans http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130822/nsa-unlawfully-collected-thousands-e-mails-americans-id-1701713508.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to latest declassified documents, the National Security Agency (NSA) unlawfully gathered thousands of e-mails and other electronic communications between Americans with no connection to terrorism annually over three years.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/130315034438_national-security-agency-640.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The U.S. Government on Wednesday released a secret court ruling that found the NSA’s surveillance sweep unconstitutional. It found how the spy agency had been tapping data from the Internet in an effort to collect foreign intelligence. </p> <p>The documents were released after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF), an advocacy group based in San Francisco, filed a lawsuit to a Freedom of Information Act.</p> <p>The redacted 85-page opinion by the chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court states that until 2011, the NSA’s own calculations suggest the agency may have collected up to 56,000 "wholly domestic" communications by Americans each year.</p> <p>The agency’s remit allowed it to gather and store communications with a foreign element that passes through the US connections but not those which are exclusively from within the US. </p> <p>Slamming the NSA for misleading them on what exactly it was harboring, John D. Bates, the then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court wrote in his October 3, 2011 opinion, "For the first time, the government has now advised the court that the volume and nature of the information it has been collecting is fundamentally different from what the court had been led to believe.</p> <p>"The court is troubled that the government's revelations regarding NSA's acquisition of Internet transactions mark the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection programme.”</p> <p>The NSA has changed its policies to avert the same mistake happening again, though it took the agency until 2012 to delete any of the domestic content it had unlawfully stored.</p> <p>The agency is trying to assure observers that any irregularity was unintentional, not deliberate. “This was not in any respect an intentional or wholesale breach of privacy of American persons,” general council for the Office of the Director of the NSA Robert S. Litt III said today.</p> <p>The privacy advocates are in no mood to be convinced. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has made it clear that they will continue to pressurize the US government to assign specific blame to those who were aware of the illegal surveillance taking place.</p> <p>“EFF will keep fighting until the NSA’s domestic surveillance program is reined in,” the EFF‘s Mark Rumold said today, “federal surveillance laws are amended to prevent these kinds of abuse from happening in the future, and government officials are held accountable for their actions.”</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The documents were released after the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF)an advocacy group based in San Francisco filed a lawsuit to a Freedom of Information Act.</p> </div> </div> </div> 86-page opinion e-mails by Americans Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court News NSA Technology Top Story United States unlawful collection Thu, 22 Aug 2013 07:40:55 +0000 Neka Sehgal 1701713508 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Assad, Annan engage in talks http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20120312/assad-annan-engage-talks-id-1701711589.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In a desperate effort to instill some peace in rife-torn Syria, U.N. Arab League envoy Kofi Annan held talks with Bashar al-Assad this weekend, but appeared to be making little headway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/assad-annan.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Pressing political solution</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20120312/assad-annan-engage-talks-id-1701711589.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bashar al-Assad Kofi Annan News Politics Syria Top Story United Nation United States Mon, 12 Mar 2012 18:19:16 +0000 nipun ansal 1701711589 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Nokia X series smartphones to hit Indian market in March http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20140306/nokia-x-series-smartphones-hit-indian-market-march-id-1701713862.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Nokia X line of smartphones that run on Google’s Android operating software will be available in India by the end of this month.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Nokia%20X%20Series%20to%20hit%20Indian%20market%20in%20March.jpg" alt="Nokia X" title="Nokia X" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="116" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Nokia X series including Nokia X, Nokia X+ and Nokia XL was unveiled in February this year at Mobile World Congress in Spain. The smartphones would be priced between Rs 6000 and Rs 10,000.</p> <p>Developed specifically for the emerging markets, these smartphones have a Metro-inspired UI and access to Nokia''s own app store. All the three variants are powered by 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and support dual SIM (GSM+GSM) facility. </p> <p>While Nokia X and X+ have 4-inch screens, Nokia XL boasts of a 5-inch screen. The 1500mAh battery will provide users up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 672 hours of standby time. The phones will be available in Black, Green, Cyan, Yellow, Red, and White colour variants. </p> <p><strong>Highly Competitive Market</strong><br /> The Finnish manufacturer has sent out invites for an event scheduled on March 10, 2014. It is expected that the company will announce the launch of Nokia X series in India at this event.</p> <p>The X-series is positioned between Nokia’s existing brands; Asha and Lumia. The latest launch is targeted at people who want to upgrade from a feature phone to a smartphone.</p> <p>India is one of the <a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20140227/motorola-moto-x-smartphone-coming-india-within-weeks-id-1701713848.html" target="_blank">fastest growing smartphone</a> markets in the world. Nokia’s attempt to grab a bigger pie of this piece is justified. However, grabbing large market share in India is not going to be easy for Nokia.</p> <p>Many companies like Micromax, Karbonn, XOLO, Lava and global behemoth Samsung have their brand of smartphones in the price range that Nokia is offering its X series. <a href="http://themoneytimes.com/featured/20140304/moto-g-back-stock-flipkart-id-1701713857.html">Motorola Moto G</a> is priced at Rs 12,499 for people who have a slightly higher budget.</p> <p>An old version of Android and the absence of Play Store is going to make it all the more tough for Nokia X series to make a huge dent in India. </p> <p>Edited by Neelam Goswami on 06-03-2014.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nokia is likely to announce the launch of its new Nokia X range of Android-based smartphones in the Indian market at an event scheduled for March 10, 2014. </p> </div> </div> </div> Business Cell Phones Gadgets India News Nokia nokia smartphones Nokia X Nokia X India price Nokia X series Nokia X+ Nokia Xl Nolia X India launch smartphones Technology Technology Technology Technology The Money Times newsletter Top Story Thu, 06 Mar 2014 09:02:13 +0000 Jamie Anderson 1701713862 at http://www.themoneytimes.com "Winky" - Google Glass's new Android App takes snaps as you wink. http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130503/winky-google-glasss-new-android-app-takes-snaps-you-wink-id-1701713161.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Who knew winking at someone or flirting could end up capturing their memory by taking a snap? Google Glass's latest app, 'Winky' let's you snap photos by simply winking. This sure sounds fun, being able to take a snap of someone who really caught your eye by a simple universal eye gesture, a Wink. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/image_35.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="117" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><Strong>Winky</strong>, an unofficial Google Glass app enables wink-photography enabling its internal camera to snap a photograph whenever the wearer is blinking an eye. </p> <p>The internal camera notices the eye gestures and captures the moment. Isn't it something which we would all want to be wearing??This feature is sure going to be a great hit amongst youngsters.</p> <p>This new feature was developed by <Strong>Mike DiGiovanni</strong> Emerging Technology Lead at Roundarch Isobar. He also is the man behind Winky's high end tech specifications. Also known for his famous "Bulletproof" lock screen for securing the Google Glass to properly adjust to your face settings. </p> <p><Strong> Features of Winky:</strong><br /> -Winky is an Android App.</p> <p>-It notices and monitors the eye gestures of the wearer and when the user gives an exaggerated blink, it captures the moment by taking a snap. </p> <p>-No need to flash a snap by using the voice commands like, "Ok Glass, take a photo" etc. </p> <p>-A snap can also be taken even if the Google Glass screen is turned off. No need to manually press the physical shutter release button on top of the screen.</p> <p>-It will not capture an image with the natural eye blinking, it needs to be for a few seconds at least and thus the term an 'exaggerated blink". For the sensor to be able to pick it up, the wink needs to reasonably obvious. </p> <p><Strong>Winky released as an Android App</strong><br /> Mike DiGiovanni has released Winky as an Android App. It uses the Android source code which will require it to run on the application package file or APK.<br /> The Google Glass users would also require to get an hands on experience in using the Winky Feature before they could finally set their hands on it. </p> <p>With the Google Glass Explorer Edition already known to the users, the usage of exploring the Winky Feature will not be much of a problem. </p> <p>According to DiGiovNni, he says, “Winking really changes things. Winking lets you lifelog with little to no effort. I’ve taken more pictures today than I have the past 5 days thanks to this. Sure, they are mostly silly, but my timeline has now truly become a timeline of where I’ve been”. </p> <p><Strong>The source Code of Winky:</strong><br /> The source code of the Winky app can be downloaded through GitHub site. This site is DiGiovanni's official site for Google Glass users. </p> <p>After the users have created and run the APK, they only need to calibrate and activate the Winky to start its operation. The Winky would be activated by a simple Wink by the Google Glass Users. Now that's one of the easiest ways to activate an app...isn't it?</p> <p>Spotted recently by Reddit user, Fodawin, the DioGiovanni's code activates the Wink Option easily spotted in the MyGlass companion app for Google Glass. </p> <p><Strong>Expected price:</strong><br /> Currently the expected price which the developers have quoted for the Google Glass Explorer Edition would be roughly $1500 but reports suggest that a slightly inexpensive regular model for regular consumers would also be launched in the near future probably sometime next year.</p> <p>So will Google Glass's Winky feature go down well with the privacy advocates? This is something which would worry the Google Glass developers. There is news of Google adding a notification LED in front of the Glass as an indication for those in close vicinity to the wearer, that probably he is being captured. </p> <p>However photos triggered simply by winking is something we would all want to try. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Winky Feature lets Google Glass wearers take snaps by simply winking.</p> </div> </div> </div> Android app Cell Phones features of Winky Gadgets google Glass Handhelds Hourly Update India Internet Markets Mike DiGiovanni News Objects of Desire source code Technology Top Story Winky Fri, 03 May 2013 05:40:50 +0000 Shikha.hyd 1701713161 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Intel newest Thunderbolt version, Falcon Ridge with double the speed! http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130409/intel-newest-thunderbolt-version-falcon-ridge-double-speed-id-1701713097.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The latest generation of Thunderbolt announced by Intel, called the "Falcon Ridge" is due in 2014, reported Engadget. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/image_19.jpg" alt="" title="Latest Thunderbolt generation-Falcon Ridge" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><Strong>Features of the newest version of Thunderbolt-Falcon Ridge:</strong><br /> The features of the new generation of Thunderbolt include:<br /> 1) Speed of 20 Gbps, double compared to the current Thunderbolt controllers in every possible direction.<br /> 2)Allows 4K video file transfer and display.<br /> 3)Is backward compatible with current generation cables and connectors.<br /> 4) Runs at a speed of 1,200 MB/sec, which is a step up from the current version.<br /> 5) Bandwidth which can display a 4K image and transfer image at the same time.</p> <p><Strong>Previous updates of Thunderbolt controllers:</strong><br /> A minor update to Thunderbolt, called 'Redwood Ridge', which has the same transfer speed at the 'Cactus Ridge' will be included in some of Intel's upcoming 'Haswell' Core processors. </p> <p>It also supports Display port 1.2 and will be integrated into the Haswell's chipset. However, this isn't the new technology that Intel has its hands on. It is currently concentrating on the detailed upcoming enhancements of its newest generation of Intel's Thunderbolt high speed interface.</p> <p>The Falcon Ridge promises double the transfer speed from the second-generation "Cactus Ridge" by increasing the speed from 10Gbps to 20Gbps.</p> <p>Currently available with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt is an input/output technology that exceeds the transfer speed across the various different devices at home at the same time.</p> <p><Strong>Collaboration between Apple and Intel:</strong><br /> Following the collaboration between Apple and Intel in early 2011, the newest technology was introduced and fond in almost all the Apple computers except the Mac Pro Tower. It has also been a part of many other PCs like the Lenovo and the Acer.</p> <p><Strong> Possible drawbacks of the controller:</strong><br /> 1) It requires a separate controller chip.<br /> 2)It's cables are very expensive with varying prices and a standard has not been set to attract consumers.<br /> 3) It's difficult to find due to licensing issues. Only Apple Mac's and some other PCs have been able to integrate this controller.</p> <p>Without a separate chip, integration into Intel's chipsets could help attain critical mass adoption. This would not only make the Thunderbolt's newest generation controller less in cost but also would take less time to integrate. </p> <p>The Thunderbolt will not be able to attain much unless , more and more peripheral makers come on board. The future of the newest generation Thunderbolt technology is up for testing...will it make a mark in the tech world? Lets wait and watch....</p> 2014 compared to previous versions double speeds drawbacks discussed Falcon Ridge latest features Markets News Technology Thunderbolts newest generation Top Story United States Tue, 09 Apr 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Shikha.hyd 1701713097 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Reuters web editor Matthew Keys jammed in an “Anonymous” hacking conspiracy http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130315/reuters-web-editor-matthew-keys-jammed-%E2%80%9Canonymous%E2%80%9D-hacking-conspiracy-id-170171301 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Whoops! Ever heard about loyalty! Popular web editor Matthew Keys of Thomas Reuter has been charged with conspiracy charges on Thursday. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/matthew-keys.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="101" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Evidence points out that Matthew Keys conspired with the hacker group “Anonymous” and hacked into the Tribune .Co’s network. A grand jury in California is said to have indicted him.</p> <p><strong>The conspiracy</strong></p> <p>Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuter’s, is facing a federal indictment for becoming a party to a hacking conspiracy along with the members of “Anonymous”, a notorious hacker group. They broke into the network of the Los Angeles Times stated the Justice Department. </p> <p>Mathews had formerly been employed as a web producer at the KTXL FOX 40, television station in Sacramento that is co owned by Tribune. The charges state that Matthew Keys gave the Anonymous members log-in credentials to hack into a computer server of the Tribune and Los Angeles Times.</p> <p>"According to the indictment, Keys identified himself on an Internet chat forum as a former Tribune Company employee and provided members of Anonymous with a login and password to the Tribune Company server," stated the press release provided by the DoJ. After providing log-in credentials, Keys allegedly encouraged the Anonymous members to disrupt the website.</p> <p> According to the indictment, at least one of the computer hackers used the credentials provided by Keys to log into the Tribune Company server, and ultimately that hacker made changes to the web version of a Los Angeles Times news feature."said the read.</p> <p><strong> Criminal charges on Matthew Keys</strong></p> <p>Key has been served with judicial notice on 3 counts and the updated press release states "Each of the two substantive counts carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The conspiracy count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250, 000."</p> <p>In 2010, Keys had been fired from his services with the Tribune.Co and had worked with them in the capacity of a web producer. He had left KTXL FOX 40, a CNN affiliate, after the termination. He had gone ahead to take employment with KGO-TV and then proceeded to Reuters in 2012, January.</p> <p>The accusation also has a notice of forfeiture provision for property traceable to the offense included in it and the indictment is set in Sacramento for April 12. Keys had indulged in an online chat with Anonymous members and urged them "go f--- some s--- up" along with his login credentials.</p> <p> One of the hackers called Sharpie or Sabu or Hector Xavier Monsegur, used these login credentials to log into the server at Tribune to rework a news story by Los Angeles Times This was an ethical and legal violation and needed disciplinary action.</p> anonymous hacking conspiracy Los Angeles Times Matthew Keys News Reuters Top Story Tribune.Co United States web editor Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:06:48 +0000 Minnie Mahendru 1701713018 at http://www.themoneytimes.com BMW Mini Paceman to hit the markets on March 16 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130308/bmw-mini-paceman-hit-markets-march-16-id-1701712991.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mini Paceman, the first ever sports activity coupe was first seen at the Paris Motor Show last year and is now all set to enter the car market on 16th of this month. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/mini.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Mini Paceman made many eyes turn when BMW Group showed the glimpse of this sports car for the first time at Paris Motor Show and raised the curiosity of car lovers.</p> <p>The Mini Paceman will share the market stands with the Roadster, the Coupe, the Clubvan and the Countryman. This new much awaited coupe by BMW will be launched in seven different variants and the buyers will have a choice to select from either of the two petrol engines or one of the two diesel motors.</p> <p><strong>Features of Mini Paceman</strong></p> <p>The features and specifications of the Mini Paceman are worth mentioning. It is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre, four-pot petrol engine that has a max power output of 119bhp and a peak torque figure of 16.3kgm.</p> <p>This sportier Cooper S Paceman or The Mini Paceman is packed with a powerful petrol engine that delivers 181bhp of max power and 24.5kgm of peak torque. </p> <p>Not only this, the Mini Cooper S Paceman has something exciting for all those drivers who love to step on the gas. It has claimed 0-100kph timing of 7.5sec. This engine gets the four-wheel-drive ‘ALL4’ option.</p> <p><strong>Engine Strength of Mini Paceman</strong></p> <p>Talking about the engine power, the Mini Paceman is available in two diesel engine variants. The entry level model of front-wheel-drive Cooper D variant delivers 110bhp and the car features a six-speed manual transmission. The Cooper SD gets 141bhp-31.1kgm and is available in both 2WD and AWD variants.</p> <p>This new launch of BMW is compared with other Coupes in the market. It is said that it has a sportier drive as compared to Countryman and is more spacious than the Coupe. Talking about the features, the car is based on same platform as that of Countryman and shares the same wheelbase and the track.</p> <p>To know more details about this new BMW launch we all have to wait for 16th of this month when everyone will actually get to see this Mini Paceman in the market stands.</p> BMW coupe Mini Paceman News Roadster sports coupe Top Story United States Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:17:48 +0000 Shipra 1701712991 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Facebook swarming up with pages in support of ex-cop and anti-police sentiments http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130208/facebook-swarming-pages-support-ex-cop-and-anti-police-sentiments-id-1701712873.ht <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Citizens of U.S have took to Facebook page to support the fugitive ex-cop Christopher Jordan Dorner and vent out their frustration against the police authorities. A page on Facebook has been created to gather the support for the cop who went on a revenge killing spree after being fired. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/download%20%282%29_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="131" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Facebook pages in support of fugitive cop</strong><br /> The page clearly suggests that the action by the cop was though formidable, but the LAPD department is equally responsible for it too. the page has received 904 likes by friday and The message on one of the pages says, </p> <p>"THIS IS AN HONEST PAGE. MY PAGE ! I DO NOT CONDONE ANY OF THESE WRONGFUL MURDERS. BUT THIS IS NOT A COP PAGE OR FAKE PAGE THIS IS A SUPPORT PAGE FOR WHAT HE IS STANDING FOR NOT FOR WHAT HE IS DOING. STAND UP AND BELIEVE IN A CAUSE FOR OUR COUNTRY. LETS DO THIS THE RIGHT WAY! LETS REBUILD OUR COUNTRY."</p> <p>The victims of accused are all from the police department or bear relation with one as he has reportedly killed three people, a police officer, the 28-year-old daughter of a former LAPD captain and her fiance. </p> <p><strong>People deeming the act as heroic and standing against the wrong practices</strong><br /> The pages are also evoking sympathy for the ex-cop cum killer, though deeming the murders as unfateful and unnecessary people are speaking in favour of this cop and taking him for some kind of hero. The people commenting on the Facebook pages says that he is an honest man who is standing against the corruption prevailing in the Los Angeles Police Department. Most of the posts on these pages carry anti-police sentiments.</p> <p>One of the officer, who is said to have been known to Christopher Dorner said that he (Christopher) was under impression that LAPD is a racist organization and he always intended to sue the department. Christopher was fired after found guilty of framing his partner in a false personnel complaint and he also received a harsh evaluation from the partner. </p> <p><strong>Not all share same sentiments</strong><br /> Some people, surprisingly have described his act as an apt punishment for those who are culprits and responsible for such rage in Christopher. The post said, "The point in killing their families is for the crooked cops to suffer. If he directly kills them they'll never know or suffer because they'll be dead. But going after their children will result in a lifetime of grief."</p> <p>Another post indicated that there are people who don't find his act as exactly heroic, "Just stop the killing its gone too far.” One of the page creator left message, The creator of the page later wrote: "I AGREE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE IS NOT A GOOD WAY TO GET A POINT ACROSS. BUT DO YOU GUYS COMPLAIN WHEN WE DO IT IN OTHER COUNTRIES TO MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN?"</p> anti-police page California killings by cop Christopher Jordan Dorner Facebook Facebook page fugitive cop LAPD is a racist organization Los Angeles Police Department. News Top Story United States Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:07:37 +0000 Onika Singh 1701712873 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Apple to release as many as three iPhones this year http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20130121/apple-release-many-three-iphones-year-id-1701712799.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Grapevine is replete with rumors that Apple Inc is working on releasing as many as three iPhone devices this year. If the rumors bear even an iota of truth, Apple may be on the verge of taking the global smartphone rivalry to a whole new level.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Apple%20Inc_2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="180" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Citing Apple suppliers, multiple sources like The Commercial Times of Taiwan and China Times have fanned the rumors of multiple iPhone getting released this year. Buzz has it that two of the three phones can be released as early as June this year. </p> <p><strong>June Release</strong><br /> Apple may release the 4.8-inch iPhone Math and the 4-inch iPhone 5S in the markets by the end of June. Both these smartphones are said to feature 8-megapixel cameras. The choice of the name 'Math' is unusual for the fact that why would the company name its phone like that. </p> <p>The reports regarding 4.8-inch iPhone suggest something quite interesting. Apple is lagging behind its competitors when it comes to big smartphones. While most of them are either working behind the scenes on 5-inch smartphones or have already release one, Apple's iPhone with 4-inch screen comes nowhere near them.</p> <p>Apple's own stocks and those of its suppliers nosedived few days back when it was reported that it is cutting screen orders due to less than anticipated demand.</p> <p>Bright Wire has even released the schedule for the devices. “The shipments for components, including touchscreens and cameras, will start rising significantly in March, and iPhone manufacturers will begin production in late April. Hence, Apple's suppliers will see major growth in 2Q 2013,” says a report. </p> <p>Orders have been placed for cameras, touchscreens, connectors, molding parts, and printed circuit boards and other components. Foxconn Technology will supply a big chunk of the molding parts, while manufacturers like Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd, and Largan will supply the other components.</p> Apple Apple iPhone Apple iPhone 5S Apple iPhone 5S release Apple iPhone 5S rumors Foxconn Technology News Top Story Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:49:40 +0000 Dinesh Dhiman 1701712799 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Upcoming bikes in India in 2013 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121228/upcoming-bikes-india-2013-id-1701712642.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Buzz has it that auto majors Bajaj Auto and Mahindra Two Wheelers are planning to launch a series of bikes in January 2013, triggering another round of spectacular bike launches in the country.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/Mahindra%20Mojo%20300.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Bajaj Auto set to launch technologically advanced bike</strong><br /> Recent reports suggest that Bajaj Auto is gearing up for launching the most technologically advanced 100CC bike in India on January 7, 2013. Hype has been building over the launch of this bike for some time and avid bikers in the country are looking forward to its launch.</p> <p>Commuter motorcycles rule the roost in the Indian two wheeler market. These bikes are immensely fuel efficient, inexpensive, and extremely reliable. Bajaj Auto is trying desperately hard to woo back the Indian customers that it lost to a deluge of bikes in the last few years and the latest release will be its best shot at winning them back. </p> <p>Its release will put an end to speculations over whether the new bike will be available under which series – Discover, Boxer or Platina. The company may even market it as an entirely new series. </p> <p><strong>Mahindra Pantero 110 and Mojo 300</strong><br /> Mahindra Two Wheelers is set to launch two new motorbike series, Pantero 110 and Mojo 300 in January next year, and the former may be released earlier than the latter. It is thought to be the refined version of Stallion 110 that was taken off showrooms due to certain issues. </p> <p>The Pantero 110 will feature a reworked gearbox along with several cosmetic changes. It essentially means that the bike is a remodeled version of Stallion 110. It will give a tough competition to Hero Passion X-Pro, Suzuki Hayate 110, and the Honda Dream Yuga 110 with respect to features as well as price.</p> <p>The Mojo 300 will sport a 292CC, single cylinder-four stroke engine and six speed manual gearbox. If put into production, it will be one of the most powerful motorcycles in India.</p> Bajaj Auto Bikes in India 2013 boxer discover India Mojo 300 News Pantero 110 Platina Top Story Upcoming bikes India Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:17:48 +0000 Dinesh Dhiman 1701712642 at http://www.themoneytimes.com U.S. reportedly alleged to have hacked French intelligence computer systems http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121122/us-reportedly-alleged-have-hacked-french-intelligence-computer-systems-id-17017124 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Popular French magazine L' Express has reported that American officials had discharged a malware into the French defence intelligence office computers to access confidential information. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/flame%20malware.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As reported by a French news magazine, the U.S had sneaked into the French intelligence offices earlier this year. According to them, the immensely secured French president office was attacked by a computer malware known as the Flame. It was discharged into the computer systems in order to access confidential information about Iran's nuclear program. The hacking was jointly attempt by U.S and Israel defence intelligence offices. While the French government has still not released a statement, U.S has denied the any such allegations.</p> <p>The newspaper L’Express had published a story and claimed that between April 22 and May 6 earlier this year, the office of then president were attacked by Flame. However the attack was timely taken care off, by the French authorities.</p> <p>The newspaper breathlessly reported, “secret notes recovered from hard drives, and also strategic plans” taken from computers belonging to Sarkozy staff, including his Secretary-General Xavier Musca. “Hackers have not only managed to get to the heart of French political power,but they were able to search the computers of close advisers of Nicolas Sarkozy.” </p> <p>Although the reporting has created ripples throughout the country, cynics have condemned the report arguing that the dates of hack coincide with those of the presidential elections; April 22 was the first round of voting, and May 6 was the date for a run-off election that put Sarkozy out of power, replaced by Francois Hollande. </p> <p>The American Department of Homeland Security defended in an email as " he allegations by unnamed sources that the U.S. government participated in a cyber attack against the French government are baseless and unsubstantial ". </p> <p>Further adding “France is one of our strongest allies. Our outstanding cooperation in intelligence sharing, law enforcement and cyber defence has never been stronger, and remains essential in successfully combating the common threat of extremism.”</p> News People Technology U.S. reportedly alleged to have hacked French intelligence computer systems World Updates Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:55:26 +0000 Akshay Sharma 1701712470 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Getting troubled on Pinterest? Block and report http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121018/getting-troubled-pinterest-block-and-report-id-1701712233.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong> Pinleague, Pinterest's marketing wing realised the much demanded feature was missing</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/pinterest.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Social networking stays deprived of pleasure if some one or some thing keeps troubling, and you cant get rid of it. Pinterest seems to have realised the worth of highly requested Block option. The option was there earlier, but was not visible publicly till now on the popular social networking site. It kept many users unaware of the service.</p> <p>It comes as a big relief for the users who were tired of unwanted apps popping up time and again, and other such stuff.</p> <p>All you need is to visit the apps or a user's profile page (though you hate that!), on the top right hand side click on flag and select BLOCK. All the miseries that created havoc for your social networking experience will be wiped off with a simple click.</p> <p>“People use Pinterest to discover new ideas and be inspired by a community who share similar interests. We’ve recently added the ability to block and report a user to help keep our community positive and respectful,” wrote Pinterest software engineer Dannie Chu. </p> <p>Synonym to a Block option available on Facebook, once blocked, a user will be debarred from commenting on your pins, like or even view them. The blocked person shall receive an alert message when ever he tries to follow you. The feature will be modified and exposed to the website in a week's time.</p> <p>In addition, the website also provides you the choice to report against any disgraceful act by the user you wish to block. Pinterest aims at suppressing down the acts of troubling and misbehaving, thus encouraging discipline at the website.</p> <p>Pinterest must have awaken after many users opting out of the website and migrating to Facebook. THe company is already enduring immense competition from Facebook, and wish to sustain its users. </p> block option competition Computing Facebook Flags Internet News pinterets report spam social networking users Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:54:00 +0000 Akshay Sharma 1701712233 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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