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Livia Acosta Noguera discussed cyber attacks on the US and sought information on servers at its nuclear power stations, according to a documentary that has led to her expulsion as Venezuelan consul general in Miama. Photograph: Javier Caceres/AP America is expelling Venezuela 's consul general in Miami amid allegations she discussed possible cyber attacks against the US while she was stationed at her country's embassy in Mexico . The US state department said it had declared Livia Acosta Noguera persona non grata and given her until Tuesday to leave the country.
We suspected the UK launch of Netflix's streaming service was near when the app showed up on the PlayStation 3 , and we've now received multiple reports that the service is in fact live for PS3 owners. It's priced at £5.99 per month with the first month free, and the app is now also appearing on UK-based Apple TVs — though it appears to not be active on that platform just yet. According to The Guardian, the service is kicking things off with a number of new content deals in hand. Sony, Disney, Paramount, Channel 4, and ITV are said to be among the partners, joining the likes of Miramax and the BBC .
By KEVIN SINTUMUANG Harry Campbell for The Wall Street Journal Around 80% of what most Americans watch on TV can be had for free. Scandal!
It was over four years ago that OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte showed off images of an XO tablet, and promised it would ship to kids of the developing world in 2010 for $100 each. Obviously that didn't quite happen, but it turns out both the company and the tablet are finally ready. Not only is OLPC is bringing the XO 3.0 to CES this week, it's also getting ready to put the slate into production.
By Erik Olsen Brooklyn's Rube Goldberg: Joseph Herscher builds Rube Goldberg machines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In this video he constructs his newest contraption, called “Page Turner.” “That’s it for now,” Mr.
Matthew Ryan Williams for The New York Times Joe Belfiore, left, and Albert Shum are on the Windows Phone software team. “GORGEOUS,” raves The Huffington Post .
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Article Excerpt Microsoft Corp. sent shock waves through the tech sector a year ago with a radical shift in strategy, a plan to develop a next generation of software that relies less exclusively on 30-year partner Intel Corp. A year later, it isn't clear whether the software giant's shift will do much to improve its lagging position in mobile devices—or whether it is quite as ominous for Intel as it originally appeared. On Monday night, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer is set to return to the stage of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where he laid out the company's plans ... Continue reading article with pop up player <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>