The issue of the virus was raised when Google issued a warning to its millions of users that they could lose the ability to connect to the Internet in July after international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take control of infected computers around the world.
The near future
“FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than e-mails,” the Daily Mail quoted the site as saying. “Send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe give ‘em swift kick in the pants. Or just share some thoughts on where you’ll or what you’ll be up to in a year, three years...more? And then we’ll do some time travel magic and deliver the letter to you,” the site reads.
Instead of search result pages, the browser will show users their search results through a horizontal display of thumbnails. In the form of text boxes with results in them.
A doctoral student at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is working to build an app that will biometrically authenticate tablet users’ hand gestures, the Discovery News reported. The tablet device, which uses multitouch sensors, will be able to recognise its owner’s specific biological traits and use those unique, permanent characteristics to replace soon-to-be passé passwords.
Google Chrome briefly became the world's most popular web browser for one weekend in March, but according to figures from Statcounter it has now overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer for the foreseeable future.
Dragon’s docking was the first time a business enterprise delivered a supply ship to the space station.
A team of Canadian scientists have discovered that thioridazine, a drug used to treat psychotic disorder, could successfully kill cancer stem cells in humans without the toxic side-effects on normal cells. The research, published Thursday in the science journal CELL, may pave the way for the development of anticancer drugs for treatment of various cancers.
After collecting outcome data on 80,000 people in the US who had had weight-loss surgery, researchers at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio found that those who had the gastric bypass procedure reported drinking fewer alcoholic drinks after the surgery than before.
Ultraviolet-light induced skin cancer is the most wide-spread cancer in the United States with more than 2 million new cases each year. Though surgical removal of abdominal fat from mice fed a high-fat diet reduces the risk of the cancer, researchers said don’t know if the same can be applied to humans as well.
A team from Washington University School of Medicine has developed a technique that identifies which babies have a diminished immune response to viruses from a sample of their umbilical cord blood.