Kim Dotcom has already drawn over a million users to his new cloud storage and file-sharing platform one day after its launch. The Mega site, which was launched on January 20, was such a success that many users were unable to access it over the weekend.
Kim Dotcom staged a grandiose press conference live on the web on Monday in which he announced that a million users had signed up for Mega in the first 24 hours. Read more>>
(Reuters) – Sony Corp’s Sony Mobile Communications Inc said it will sell the new version of its Xperia tablet in Japan this spring, the Nikkei reported, citing Kyodo News.
The Xperia Tablet Z, whose price has not been announced, has a 10.1-inch display, is 6.9 mm thin and weighs 495 grams, according to the company’s website.
Rival Google Inc’s Nexus 10 tablet is 8.9 mm thick, while Apple Inc’s iPad mini measures 7.9 mm. Read more>>
(Reuters) – Despite missing leading scorer Luol Deng, the Chicago Bulls were able to heap more misery on the slumping Los Angeles Lakers with a routine 95-83 home victory on Monday.
Kirk Hinrich stepped up to deliver a solid all-around effort of 22 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the scrappy Bulls outpaced Los Angeles in the fourth quarter to hand the disarrayed Lakers a ninth defeat in 11 games. Read more>>
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – David Ferrer stared defeat full in the face three times but staged an epic comeback from two sets down to beat fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro and reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
The fourth seed looked to be heading for the exit when, having been dominated by some brilliant play from the 10th seed for the first two sets, he faced Almagro serving for the match at 5-4 in the third. Read more >>
There’s a report out of Asia tonight that Apple is working on three new iPhone models, two of which will be out by June.
The report comes from quite a chain of sources. The Commercial Times of Taiwan made the original report. It was then picked up by the China Times . Then the China Times report was translated by BrightWire , which says it scours and translates international news. From there, we saw it picked up on Apple blogs . Read more >>
The humble puffer fish may look cute, but that’s before you find out that it contains a poison with the power to both paralyse and suffocate. When prepared properly by having its liver and reproductive organs removed, the Fugu is something of a Japanese delicacy. However, should the chef slip up, munching on the puffer fish could lead to the ingestion of the poison tetrodotoxin, and ultimately a slow and painful death. While there is no antidote, victims can survive if they are given respiratory assistance until the poison wears off. With this in mind, people planning to indulge in some Fugu will want to ensure a licensed chef prepares the fish for them. Acquiring a license to cook the dish is a long and intensive process, with a rather stressful final exam in which the chef must prepare the dish before eating it himself. Alternatively, those desperate to taste the delicacy could choose a non-toxic form of Fugu, which has been bred by a number of Japanese producers.
Iran hanged two men in public, after a video posted on YouTube last month showed them assaulting a man in a Tehran street with a machete, the ISNA news agency reported.
The sentence, issued by the Revolutionary Court and confirmed by Iran’s Supreme Court, was carried out in Tehran at 6:30 am (0300 GMT) on Sunday and before “a crowd of nearly three hundred people”, ISNA said. Read more >>
Roger Federer and Andy Murray were locked on collision course at the Australian Open Monday as an unstoppable Serena Williams powered towards her third straight Grand Slam title.
As Novak Djokovic regrouped after his late-night thriller against Stanislas Wawrinka, Federer and Murray had no such problems as they breezed into the quarter-finals. Read more >>