September 9, 2012 0Comment

By Denise Chow Published September 06, 2012 Space.com NASA astronaut Sunita Williams (left) helps Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide (right) prepare the space station’s robotic arm during their spacewalk on Sept. 5, 2012. (NASA TV) It took hard work, determination and some MacGyver-esque ingenuity for a pair of spacewalking astronauts to fix a key power system aboard the International Space Station Wednesday. NASA spaceflyer Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide spent nearly 6 1/2 hours yesterday outside in the vacuum of space to properly install a pair of bolts that had caused problems for the pair during a previous spacewalk last week. In…

September 3, 2012 0Comment

By Kim Komando Published September 03, 2012 The Kim Komando Show Reuters It’s easy to take a smoothly functioning home wireless network for granted, especially when you’re sipping coffee on the patio and catching up on the news of the morning with your iPad. You can faintly hear your family – camped out at the kitchen table – tapping away on keyboards. All is right with the world. Few things in digital life are more frustrating, however, than when a home wireless network goes haywire. It’s painfully slow. The signal is weak and connections drop. Your comfy sofa is a…

July 5, 2012 0Comment

Published July 05, 2012 Associated Press This undated handout image provided by The DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) shows the webpage resulting from not having the DNS malware. (AP Photo/DNC Changer Working Group, FILE) WASHINGTON –  The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website. But tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago. Despite repeated…

March 7, 2012 0Comment

By Emil Protalinski | February 10, 2012, 3:17pm PST Summary: The record for the number of comments on a single Facebook item is 1,001,552. It is almost double the previous record and was set over the course of three months. A new record has been set for the most comments on a single Facebook item: over 1 million responses. On October 30, 2011, Tracey Hodgson of the U.K. made a post on the Facebook Page for the Zynga freemium game FFG Pioneers. By January 31 (three months later), the post had accumulated 1,001,552 comments. The comments kept coming, but 1,001,552 is the number that…

March 6, 2012 0Comment

NEW YORK (AP) — A leading publisher of children’s books is taking a big step into the electronic market. Scholastic Inc. is developing an app called Storia, which includes around 1,300 e-books and multimedia e-books that can be bought directly from the publisher or from retailers. Such favorite picture series as “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Ready, Freddy!” will be in digital format for the first time. The app also will feature games, quizzes, interactive stories, an e-dictionary and a virtual book shelf that kids can organize. Scholastic Media president Deborah Forte says the idea is to make e-books “more accessible and…

February 13, 2012 0Comment

Published February 13, 2012 FoxNews.com A screen capture of the MySpace Web site. (MySpace.com) Is Myspace the hot new social network? In the grey days of prehistory, back when Facebook was just a dream in Mark Zuckerberg’s mind, Myspace was the hit network, attracting over 75 million unique users. When it was bought from News Corp. in 2010, that number was at 33 million and dropping. Since December, when the company introduced a new music player, sign ups have skyrocketed, the New York Times first reported — and the company on Monday, Feb. 13, officially announced that more than one million new users had joined the…

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Written By Maxim Lott Published February 08, 2012 FoxNews.com Thousands of college students and city-dwellers have ditched car ownership for Zipcar’s service, accessible online and through the app shown here. And prices could be lower — if not for government policies. (Zipcar) RELATED STORIESHackers tried to extort $50,000 from Symantec after stealing source codeIn modern valentine quest, dating is digitalTop 6 Facebook annoyances and how to fix themDaredevil to plunge from outer space, break sound barrier Could your favorite apps soon be banned in your city? From the online taxi service Uber — which regulators are trying to keep out of Washington, D.C….

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Written By Zach Epstein Published February 08, 2012 BGR AP With only three iPhone models in its lineup, Apple shipped more smartphones last quarter than any other vendor in the world. Carriers that sell Apple’s sought-after smartphone enjoy huge activation figures each quarter as a result, but activations and unit sales don’t necessarily paint a complete picture. In fact, according to some industry watchers, carriers hate the iPhone. Wireless carriers trip over themselves to offer Apple’s iPhone, especially in the United States. Sprint wanted the handset so badly it was willing to guarantee Apple $15.5 billion over four years for the privilege of selling its sleek smartphone, and…

February 9, 2012 0Comment

Published February 08, 2012 FoxNews.com An invitation to Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona. (Microsoft) Related Slideshow     Microsoft Previews Next-Gen Windows 8 Operating System       Tech Toys: The Hottest Gadgets of the Week   RELATED STORIESNASA puts out call for more space taxisWhy AT&T, Verizon, and other carriers hate the Apple iPhone On Feb. 29, Microsoft will pull the covers off Windows 8 — a radical rethinking of the operating system that runs most of the world’s computers. And it has one clear goal in sight: the iPad. The software giant sent out invitations on Wednesday to an…