Matt’s Favorites: Grosse Pointe Woman Younger On Facebook, New Yahoo, Chinese Cyberspies, Sony PlayStation 4, And The Latest From Space

And now, the latest in the ever-changing world of high tech, from all over the Series of Tubes… enjoy!

* This Grosse Pointe Shores woman HAS to lie about her age on Facebook.

* Yahoo launches its first home page redesign in four years. Jeez, they wait almost as long between design iterations as I do…

* Those accused Chinese Army cyberspies combine English language savvy with the latest tech, officials say.

* And here’s the dirt on the Sony PlayStation 4.

* The NASA rover Curiosity drill delivers its first subsurface Mars sample in a major interplanetary milestone.

* Elsewhere in space, here’s more information on how the underground ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa was discovered.

* Well, here’s how the initial claims process is going to work in asteroid mining.

* And if you’re worried about being blasted into space, here’s the latest on securing loose nukes.

* Speaking of defense technology, here’s a look at drones, large and small, that are coming to the United States.

* Pinterest wins new funding that values the online scrapbook company at $2.5 billion. Wow.

* Twitter begins opening up its platform to third-party advertising management software.

* Mark Zuckerberg co-sponsors a $33 million X-Prize-style competition to extend human lifespans.

* Apple may be having its troubles, but its iPhone 5 still beat Samsung’s Galaxy S III as the top smartphone in the fourth quarter.

* The University of Hawaii is building an asteroid early warning system.

* Scientists say the latest exoplanet discovered is also the smallest — about the size of Earth’s Moon.

* The FCC moves to boost wireless speeds and avoid congestion with more spectrum.

* Well here’s a nasty problem with those Boeing 787 Dreamliner batteries — bad wiring, found in Japan.

* The Obama administration warns of the dangers of ‘hacktivists.’


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