Twitter Launches Trends 160 New Locations
Twitter, in a bid to appeal to a wider audience, has launched its Trends feature in more than 160 new locations.
Seven new countries ? Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine ? can now access tailored results based on their location.
Trends has also expanded to more than 130 new cities in countries where the service had already been launched.
?Trends are an easy way to find out what people are talking about right now ?? around the world, in your country, or in your city,? writes software engineer Royce Cheng-Yue in a blog post.
?By checking out Trends, you can easily find breaking news and current hot topics that are most relevant to you.?
The new locations can be found by clicking ?Change? in the Trends sidebar on twitter.com. The user than simply selects the city or country he or she is most interested in.
Cheng-Yue ?said Twitter is hard at work to bring Trends to more locations.
?Be on the lookout for even more in the future.?
Apple Agrees to $53M Payout for iPhone, iPod Users
Apple will dole out $53 million to settle a class-action suit accusing the firm of failing to honor the warranty on its iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
The agreement, which was obtained by Wired,? is set to be filed in a San Francisco federal court within the next few weeks.
Hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and the first-, second- and third-generation iPod Touch owners could receive cash payouts as part of the settlement. The average payout will be $200, but could be more depending on the number of claims submitted.
According to Wired?s report, although Apple chief litigation counsel Noreen Krall has signed the agreement, Apple is not admitting to any wrongdoing. The settlement must be approved by a judge.
Iranian Scientist Claims to Have Created Time Machine
An Iranian inventor says he has invented a time machine that can predict the future with 98 percent accuracy.
Ali Razeghi says his device uses complex algorithms to ?predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual,? according to a report in The Telegraph. ?It will not take you into the future, it will bring the future to you.?
Dubbed the Aryayek Time Machine, the device can fit into a laptop carrying case.
The 27-year-old Razaeghi, managing director of Iran?s Centre for Strategic Inventions, says he has been working on the machine for a decade.
Razaeghi says the time machine can be used by his government to predict military strikes, changes in currency and the value of oil.
?The Americans are trying to make this invention by spending millions of dollars on it where I have already achieved it by a fraction of the cost,” he was quoted by The Telegraph. “The reason that we are not launching our prototype at this stage is that the Chinese will steal the idea and produce it in millions overnight.”
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Technology News Briefs ? April 12, 2013