If you’re in the mood for a lunar eclipse, NASA says that there will be one later today, but it probably won’t be anything too spectacular according to their description . The partial lunar eclipse will be taking place during the day in the US, but there will be a live stream from Dubai that will start at 3 pm ET. This will mark the first lunar eclipse of 2013, but it won’t be a full one.
This week the folks at Toshiba have revealed yet another oddity in computing the world might never have seen had it not been for Microsoft’s push for touchscreen interation with Windows 8. The device that’s opening up Toshiba’s push for the future is the Toshiba Portege Z10t. With Ultrabook on its back while its tablet display detaches from its keyboard dock, it is what Toshiba hopes will create yet another market for notebooks: the detachable Ultrabook.
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Toshiba aims to create new “detachable Ultrabook” segment for Windows 8
Apple has been ordered by a Chinese court to compensate three Chinese writers for infringing their copyrights . Apple made the authors’ books available in iBooks without first seeking their permission.
Apple fined $118,000 for China copyright infringement
Microsoft continues to stay silent on exactly how many Surface tablet it ha s sold around the world. The first of its Surface tablets, the Surface RT, launched in October of 2012
LG plans to launch a flexible OLED smartphone before the end of the year, the company’s VP of mobile has confirmed, though it’s unclear to what extent the work-in-progress handset will actually flex. The OLED panel in question is the handiwork of LG Display according to VP of LG mobile Yoon Bu-hyun, the WSJ reports, with the proposed device set to launch sometime in Q4. LG Display’s work on flexible OLEDs has been underway for some time, though the company’s efforts have perhaps been overshadowed somewhat by rival Samsung’s YOUM development
Biofuels aren’t a new idea, with various types having been created over the years, none of which were quite the gasoline substitute we’ve hoped for.
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E. coli enzymes turned into biofuel identical to gasoline
The Justice Department is toying with the definitions of “legal,” according to the folks over at CNET , which say the Electronic Privacy Information Center provided them with documents detailing a bypass of the Wiretap Act. Says the report, the Justice Department has sent out letters to a variety of ISPs absolving them of repercussions for intercepting Internet communications. The letters were sent in secret to a variety of providers, among them being AT&T, giving the ISPs permission to interception communications that go through their network, a violation of the Wiretap Act
Do you enjoy Saturday Night Live? If so, you’re in good company, with Yahoo ‘s CEO Marissa Mayer revealing in a blog post earlier today that she is also a fan.
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Yahoo strikes deal to exclusively offer Saturday Night Live content
The Unity 4 engine has given Flash gaming a lot of TLC by simplifying web ports of complex projects. If you ask Unity Technologies, however, that love isn’t being requited — and the company feels jilted enough to stop offering new Flash licenses, effective immediately. Adobe supposedly isn’t committed enough to the plugin, having halted work on both a re-engineered Flash Player Next as well as an attractive revenue sharing model.
After becoming available on the Z10 just last month, it was only natural for WhatsApp to eventually expand its horizons within BlackBerry 10 . And with the Q10 finally nearing its time to take off around the globe, what better time to make the renowned messaging app also compatible with the latest in physical QWERTY keys from the Waterloo-based company