The company hosted an event for reporters, startups, and other partners in its new seventh-floor office in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The area houses various other startups, including recent Samsung acquisition Boxee. David Eun, the executive vice president who heads Samsung's Open Innovation Center, kicked off the event, while Boo-Keun Yoon, the Samsung co-CEO who also oversees the company's electronics business, also made some remarks about Samsung's focus on … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Greg's Cable Map shows international fiber-optic cables installed underwater.
- This is the NYPD's secret spy cab.
- Could a Spawn remake really be happening?
- Too easy: Porn Hub breaks down popular search terms by state.
- Meet the Nintendo 2DS: Just $129.99, minus the good looks.
The Syrian Electronic Army apparently took control over the Twitter.com Web site address record Tuesday, the hacker group's latest attack on high-profile Internet sites.
The Twitter.com whois record, which lists the owner of the Web address names called domains, listed the owner's e-mail address as firstname.lastname@example.org. The site continued to function, however.
The New York Times' Web site went down on Tuesday afternoon, and the SEA is a suspect there, too. "Our initial assessment is that this is most likely the result of a malicious external attack," the Times said in a … Read more
The New York Times Web site went down Tuesday afternoon, after what the paper's spokeswoman called a "malicious external attack."
Readers who tried to access the site started seeing error messages as earlier as 12 p.m. PT, according to Bloomberg. This is the second time this month the site has had an outage. About two weeks ago, the site experienced the same problem, but the Times said then that it was an internal issue despite reports of a cyberattack.
Verizon is ramping up network coverage for its subscribers who ride the New York City subways.
The carrier announced on Tuesday that it will start installing the necessary network gear over the next several weeks with the goal of providing wireless access in 36 NYC subway stations later this year. Once the service is up and running, Verizon subscribers will be able to tap into 3G and 4G voice and data.
The Web site of The New York Times and its parent company were down for about two hours Wednesday morning, and the company said on Twitter that the problem was with its internal server.
The site appeared to go down shortly before 8:30 a.m. PT and seemed to be restored by about 10:45 a.m. PT, though some connections still failed.
New York Times Co. spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades-Ha said during the outage that the paper's main Twitter account would be the best source for updates. It also was posting key stories during the outage on its Facebook … Read more
New York state regulators are seeking more information on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies to both regulate and add extra safeguards to the nascent industry. The state's Department of Financial Services issued subpoenas to about 12 people and companies that have been associated with virtual currencies, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The subpoenas, which legally require people or companies to hand over information, were issued to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss twins, Coinbase, BitInstant, Coinsetter, and others. According to the Journal, the DFS is especially looking for information on antimony-laundering programs, consumer-protection measures, and … Read more
When the robots take over, some of us might get scared. Others might be terrified. But the smart ones will be drunk.
Provided, that is, a new study on fish and robot fish can tell us anything about the human condition. In a piece of research that cries out for an Ig Nobel prize, scientists learned that alcohol can reduce the fear of scary robots in zebrafish.
Yes, beer goggles even work with robotic Indian leaf fish. … Read more
Sprint is finally bringing its speedy LTE service to New York City -- but not everyone in the Big Apple will get it.
The company will officially announce that the New York boroughs of Brooklyn and Bronx will be fully connected to LTE by July 30, CNET has learned.
Unfortunately, the rest of New York -- Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island -- is still left hanging. Sprint hasn't said when the rest of the city would get lit up, only saying the network would grow "in the coming months."
Sprint's rollout is indicative of the complexities … Read more