Facebook was awarded $711 million in a judgment Thursday against self-described “spam king” Sanford Wallace.
Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California granted Facebook’s application for a default judgment against Wallace for violating the Can-Spam Act, which bans “false and misleading” marketing e-mails. Fogel also found that Wallace “willfully violated” a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction issued in the case and referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution of criminal contempt.
“The record demonstrates that Wallace willfully violated the statutes in question with blatant disregard for the rights of Facebook and the thousands of Facebook users whose accounts were compromised by his conduct,” Fogel wrote in his judgment order, which also permanently prohibits Wallace from accessing the Facebook Web site or creating a Facebook account, among other restrictions.
Facebook said the order should serve as a strong deterrent against spammers.
Scientists at Iowa State University monitored mice that ran regularly on a treadmill over a 3.5-month period and mice that did not run at all; the moderate exercisers developed less severe symptoms from the influenza virus, including less inflammation in their lungs, than those that did not run.
“Perhaps the moderate stress from repeated exposure to moderate exercise might then improve your ability to respond to other stresses, such as influenza,” says Marian Kohut, associate professor of kinesiology at Iowa State and lead researcher of the study published this week. “We’re continuing to try and find out if that’s true, then what are the mechanisms?”
Despite increasingly better software, blogging on phones is still a real pain compared with doing it on a regular computer. However, credit is due to WordPress, which has gone to great lengths to make the latest version of its iPhone app much better for users to both create and manage their blogs on a small screen (and without a keyboard).
Besides a new look, one of the biggest changes is that the app remembers exactly what you were doing between sessions, so that if you quit it, or get a phone call, it will take you right back to the page or menu you were looking at. This also keeps you from losing anything you hadn’t saved if you’re
An asteroid with a width of about 10 meters above Indonesia exploded with a force three times greater than the Hiroshima bomb, but no one heard of him until the explosion.
The incident occurred over the island of Sulawesi, on October 8, 2009, but this was made public only a few days ago, revealing once again how the ‘blind’ is mankind before a possible impact with an asteroid.
NASA has estimated that the chemical reaction was the equivalent of 50,000 tons of explosives, making it one of the largest such explosion ever observed.
Easypano says it has launched a Mac version of Panorama2Flash. The software batch-publishes images as Flash panoramas, viewable in a fullscreen mode. Easypano claims one-click publishing, and the ability to add top and bottom images. Users can also customize pan, tilt and FOV values for Flash output, along with rotation speed and scene quality.
Panorama2Flash works with cylindrical and spherical panoramic images in JPG, TIFF, PNG, BMP or TGA format. Users must however already have stitching software to generate panoramas. The app also requires Mac OS X 10.4 and JRE 1.5, as well as Flash Player 9.0 to view finished Flash content. Pricing is set at $50.
While Intel hasn’t publicly announced its plans, the chipmaker is set to replace its popular 2.66GHz Core i7 920 CPU with a 2.88GHz Core i7 930 early on into 2010, says a Thursday report. The new chip will be based on 45nm architecture, but Fudzilla says it will otherwise retain the current chip’s quad-core, eight-thread design for the LGA 1366 socket. This is a contradiction to Intel’s recent plans, which see the LGA 1366 multiplier sockets open only for Extreme Edition chips, such as with the recent 3.2GHz Core i7 960.
At the same time, price reductions are expected on the Core i7 860 and Core i7 870 chips, which fit the newer LGA 1156 socket, because of Intel’s introduction of the 860S and 870S low-power models in the first quarter of 2010. These were previously expected to be the only remaining mainstream Core i7-branded models to transition into 2010.
A company called Jibbigo has released a new bilingual translation app for the iPhone and iPod touch, capable of translating a user’s speech directly into another spoken phrase. Users record one sentence of English or Spanish at a time, which the app then translates into a synthesized counterpart. A vocabulary of 40,000 words is included, generally skewed towards travelers and doctors.
Unusual in the software is the requirement of an iPhone 3GS for full functionality. Two-way translation is supported, but only on the 3GS. Older iPhones and the second-gen Touch are limited to unidirectional translation, and also said to operate more slowly. The app costs $25, and requires iPhone 3.0 firmware.
iTubeGrabber is a great application to download Flash videos to your Mac, in a very simple and only necessary and useful options.
The rise of sites like YouTube has encouraged the emergence of millions of interesting videos, not to mention the fact that nowadays many producing music, television or cinema use these new channels for their news show. Anyway, maybe once we would have liked to keep a copy of what we see on screen, and we have convinced a lot of proposed solutions and Web services applications that are designed just for YouTube.
The program has its own Internet browser, we need only go to the website you want (YouTube, Vimeo or anyone with a Flash video) and the program itself will detect the Flash data frame and activate the button “Burn” for to save a copy on our Mac’s that easy.