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.’