New York Times:
Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay — The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel's never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories make atomic fuel for the arsenal. — Over the past two years …
Discussion: Extended Subset, VentureBeat, Security Watch and Pulse2
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Evidence suggests Stuxnet worm set Iran's nuclear program back
Larry Seltzer / Security Watch: Stuxnet Called an Israeli-US Joint Project
Arn / MacRumors:
iPad 2 Likely to Have 2048x1536 Screen Resolution — There's been a lot of talk about a “Retina” display for the next generation iPad due from Apple in the coming months, but it hasn't been completely clear what resolution the iPad's “Retina” display would be.
Discussion: AppleInsider, Rafeed.me, Startup Meme, MacNN, Redmond Pie, Apple Headlines, PhoneArena, TiPb, CrunchGear, PadGadget, everythingiCafe and Engadget
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Apple iBooks app indicates iPad 2 will quadruple resolution to 2048x1536
Sardar Mohkim Khan / Startup Meme: iPad 2 Will Have a 2048 by 1536 Screen Resolution
Rene Ritchie / TiPb: So iPad 2 will have a 2048×1536 Retina Display?
Devin Coldewey / CrunchGear: Oversized Assets Indicate 2048×1536 Resolution On iPad 2
Christopher Meinck / everythingiCafe: iPad 2 Retina Display To Be 2048×1536
Joshua Topolsky / Engadget: Exclusive: The future of the iPad 2, iPhone 5, and Apple TV …
Matt Liebowitz / msnbc.com:
Facebook used to get to nude e-mail photos — California man faces six years in prison for computer intrusion, impersonation — Below: — Sometimes social networking makes social engineering very easy. — A California man faces six years in prison for using personal information found …
Discussion: Pulse2, All Facebook and Gizmodo
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: George Bronk Blackmailed Facebook Users To Send Him Nude Photos [HALL OF SHAME]
Jorge Cino / All Facebook: Stalker Hacks Over 172 Women's Facebook Accounts
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Dear Firefox, please keep the RSS icon — 1. I use Firefox. 2. I really depend on the RSS icon in the address bar. 3. I understand they're planning on removing it. 4. This is an unnecessary step backward. 5. I want it to get easier not harder. 5. It's going to really screw with my workflow.
Discussion: Pulse2, TechCrunch and 0xDECAFBAD
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: No RSS Button In Firefox 4? [RANT]
Steve Gillmor / TechCrunch: The Block Album — Every few eons we get another RSS …
L.M.Orchard / 0xDECAFBAD: How to use feed auto-discovery in Firefox 4
The Ambiguity of “Open” and VP8 vs. H.264 — Google has recently announced their intention to remove the H.264 video codec from its Chrome browser. This decision has been smeared as an evil campaign for controlling video on the web, akin to not-invented-here syndrome.
Discussion: PC Magazine, Asa Dotzler, Engadget, Pulse2, [H]ardOCP News/Article Feed and AppleInsider
Michael Muchmore / PC Magazine: Google Responds to H.264 Furor
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: Google reaffirms intent to derail HTML5 H.264 video with WebM browser plugins
Matt Drance / Apple Outsider:
Embrace, Extend, Extinguish — Not satisfied with its polarizing about-face on net neutrality, this week Google threw away previous investments in H.264 and fully endorsed its own WebM format for native HTML5 video in Chrome. — There's no question that this is a shot at competing platforms …
Discussion: yelvington.com, TechCrunch, Chromium Blog and TechCrunch
MG Siegler / TechCrunch: Google Clarifies Their H.264 Stance, Hands Keys Of Web Video's Future Back To Flash
Mike Jazayeri / Chromium Blog: More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change
Serdar Yegulalp / InformationWeek:
Top 3 Tools For Busting Through Firewalls — Can't access a Web site thanks to employer or government censorship? Fortunately, there's a host of tools and techniques that can help you slip through the blockade. Here's an in-depth look at three of the best.
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica:
Project HiJack uses iPhone audio jack to make cheap sensors — Making accessories that tie into an iOS device's Dock connector is an expensive proposition: it requires getting certain components from Apple and applying for a costly “Made for iPhone” (or iPod or iPad) license.
Discussion: [H]ardOCP News/Article Feed, MobileWhack.com, CrunchGear, MobileCrunch, Gizmodo, adafruit industries blog, p2pnet and Techie Buzz
Mark Rollins / MobileWhack.com: University of Michigan develop power and communication through the iPhone jack
Devin Coldewey / MobileCrunch: HiJack Sucks Power And Data From Your iPhone's 3.5mm Audio Jack
Adrian Covert / Gizmodo: Like Ars Technica mentions, creating iPhone accessories using …
Audrey Watters / ReadWriteWeb:
New Kindle Lending Club Matches E-Book Borrowers and Lenders — A new startup called the Kindle Lending Club has launched in beta this week, aiming to make it easier for Kindle users to take advantage of the new options to loan and borrow their e-books. — The Kindle Lending Club …
Vivek Wadhwa / TechCrunch:
Let's Compete on Innovation Rather Than Patents — The next generations of telecom technologies are called “LTE” or “4G”. China's Huawei believes that by 2015, it will hold 15-20% of the worldwide patents in these technologies, and that these will earn it at least 1.5% of the sales price of every device …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Anton D. Nagy / pocketnow.com:
Windows Phone 7 Screenshots Not A Microsoft Priority — Whether you're into journalism, app development, support or anything related, a platform's capability to take screenshots is an important tool and you definitely know this the hard way by now, if you're coming to Windows Phone 7 …
Discussion: CNET News, WMPoweruser.com and WPCentral.com
Josh Lowensohn / CNET News: Will Windows Phone 7 apps smile for the camera?
George Ponder / WPCentral.com: Capturing screenshots in Windows Phone 7's future?
Brooke Crothers / CNET News:
Intel CEO: How we will compete with ARM — Intel CEO Paul Otellini today spelled out how his company will compete with the burgeoning ARM chip ecosystem, which has taken the lead in tablet designs, during the chipmaker's fourth-quarter earnings conference call.
Discussion: International Business Times, Crave, TG Daily and Legit Reviews Hardware News
Gabriel Perna / International Business Times: Intel Acknowledges ARM Threat
Brooke Crothers / Crave: The gadget blog: Dell drops Adamo 13 to $799
Nathan Kirsch / Legit Reviews Hardware News: How Intel Will Compete With ARM
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI:
Union Square Ventures' New Fund Announced: Here's What You Need To Know — In a blog post by Fred Wilson, top New York venture firm Union Square Ventures has officially announced its new $165 million fund, called The Opportunity Fund. — The fund came to light late last year …
Discussion: A VC and Information Arbitrage, Thanks:pegobry
Fred Wilson / Union Square Ventures:
The Opportunity Fund — We founded Union Square Ventures …
The Opportunity Fund — We founded Union Square Ventures …
Discussion: TechCrunch and GigaOM
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Union Square's New $165 Million Fund Is All About Growing With The Network