Hawaii trail guide company to capture panoramic images of Big Island hiking trails

With Internet search giant Google having revealed in a Thursday announcement that it was lending its Street View backpack cameras to a Hawaii trail guide company, called Hawaii Forest & Trail, the beaches, volcanoes, and rainforests of Hawaii will soon be visible on Google Street View.

Facebook announces new policy for removing ads appearing alongside objectionable content

In an evident attempt to ensure that the ads placed by the marketers on the social network do not show up next to offensive content, Facebook said in an announcement on Friday that it is bringing about a change in the way in which it reviews where ads appear on its site.

The changes which Facebook is mulling underscore an aggressive strategy which the social network will follow for detecting offensive content - violent, graphic, sexual, and some other controversial content - across its site, as well as removing ads which appear next to that objectionable content.

Microsoft to add 3D printer and file format support to Windows 8.1

In a move which will apparently enhance the mainstream appeal of 3D printing, software biggie Microsoft has recently unveiled its plans to add 3D printer and file format support to its Windows 8.1 operating system.

Microsoft's move to add 3D printing support to Windows 8.1 implies that the company seemingly wants Windows 8 to serve beyond merely a mobile and desktop operating system. The company is clearly banking on its flagship OS to advance the up-and-coming and rapidly evolving field of 3D printing.

Google rolls out new Search app for Android

Internet search giant Google revealed in a Wednesday announcement that it is rolling out an updated Search app for Android. The new app - which is now available for download from the Google Play Store - is limited to Android devices that run Android OS version 4.1 or higher.

Boasting a number of new features and improvements, the updated Google Search for Android app not only brings aboard a number of performance enhancements, but also fixes a slew of bugs.

SweetLabs’ Pokki partners with Acer, Zynga

In an announcement made this week, SweetLabs' Pokki revealed that it has signed an official partnership with Taiwanese device-maker Acer. The partnership will result in the pre-installation of Pokki on Acer's forthcoming Windows 8 PCs.

With the 2011-launched Pokki essentially being a free app which provides mobile-like interface for apps running on Windows OS, the Acer-Pokki partnership will lead to preloaded Acer Games app - a portal built and run for Acer by Pokki - on all new Windows 8 computers.

Google: Most Internet users encounter malware through hacked ‘legitimate’ sites

According to Google security researchers, Internet users are more likely to encounter malware through legitimate online services which have been hacked rather than through sleazy, illegitimate websites.

The disclosure by the Google security researchers came on Tuesday, when the Internet search giant updated its Transparency Report with breakdown on the most common malware sources. It is for the first time that Google ha included malware distribution-related data as part of the safe browsing section of its Transparency Report.

Late diagnosis for women with bladder and kidney cancer

A new study states that GPs are being visited by women who have kidney and bladder infections several times, before they are sent for specialized check-up.

According to researchers, about 700 cancer sufferers, who are women, are exposed to a risk of delayed diagnosis that contributes to a reduced five-year survival rate.

Researchers have further added that the reason for this can be initial symptoms being considered as ailments that are not serious like minor infections.

Fujifilm unveils X-M1; an affordable entry-level X-camera with Wi-Fi

In an evident attempt to bring interchangeable lens X-Trans cameras within the reach of photographers on a budget, Fujifilm has recently unveiled its new X-M1 camera, which is an entry-level X camera with Wi-Fi.

The new X-M1 camera from Fujifilm is essentially a comparatively more affordable version of the company's latest X-E1 camera which is priced at $1,000 with a lens; as is the X-Pro1.

Apple 1 computer from 1976 could fetch $500,000 or more at Christie’s auction

An early Apple computer - one of the first 200 Apple computers designed and marketed by the company's cofounders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 - may likely fetch a whopping $500,000 or more at Christie's auction this week.

New Full Throttle roller coaster introduced at Six Flags Magic Mountain

The introduction of the new Full Throttle roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain marks the opening of the world's tallest and fastest looping coaster; thereby taking the coaster count at the Valencia amusement park to a record-setting 18 coasters.

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