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ne: 06-11-2009, 00:50:03
Google Releases Open Source JavaScript Tools

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Google Releases Open Source JavaScript ToolsDan Jones writes "Google has open sourced several of its key JavaScript application development tools, hoping that they will prove useful for external programmers to build faster Web applications. According to Google, by enabling and a...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 22:50:02
Apple Not Disabling OS X Atom Support After All

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Apple Not Disabling OS X Atom Support After Allbonch writes "Contrary to previous reports, Atom chip support is working fine in the latest 10C535 build of OS X 10.6.2. Apple's EULA still states that OS X is licensed to run only on Apple hardware, but it looks like OSX86 hackers ...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 20:50:02
Shockwave Vulnerabilities Affect More Than 450 Million Systems

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Shockwave Vulnerabilities Affect More Than 450 Million SystemsTrinity writes "Researchers from VUPEN have discovered critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave, a technology installed on over 450 million Internet-enabled desktops. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code exe...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 18:50:02
EU Telecom Deal Finished — No Three Strikes

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EU Telecom Deal Finished — No Three Strikesa_n_d_e_r_s writes "The battle was hard, but the final text of the agreement ensures that people in the EU are not disconnected from the Internet without a chance to get a fair and impartial hearing beforehand. The important part ...

Slashdot
ne: 05-11-2009, 16:50:04
LaserMotive Finds Success In Space Elevator Competition

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LaserMotive Finds Success In Space Elevator CompetitionBucc5062 writes "LaserMotive has achieved the first step towards the creation of a working space elevator by qualifying for the $900,000 prize in a contest sponsored by NASA. To achieve this first level, LaserMotive needed t...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 14:50:02
Congress May Require ISPs To Block Certain Fraud Sites

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Congress May Require ISPs To Block Certain Fraud SitesFutureDomain writes "A bill which just passed the House Financial Services Committee would require Internet Service Providers to block access to sites hosting financial scams that pose as members of the government-backed Secu...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 10:50:03
Volcanic Activity May Split Africa In Two

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Volcanic Activity May Split Africa In TwoAn anonymous reader writes 'Volcanic activity may split the African continent in two, creating a new ocean, say experts. This is due to a recent geological crack which has appeared in northeastern Ethiopia.'Read more of this story at Slas...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 08:50:02
Mandriva Linux 2010 Is Finally Out

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Mandriva Linux 2010 Is Finally Outennael writes ""We finally did it. Mandriva Linux 2010 is out and comes with many improvements and innovations. We still go on supporting in the same level of integration GNOME 2.28 and KDE 4.3.2. Support for netbooks is improved as users can no...

Slashdot
ne: 05-11-2009, 06:50:02
Chinese Bureaucrats Duel Over Right To Regulate WoW

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Chinese Bureaucrats Duel Over Right To Regulate WoWupto0013 writes "Chinese bureaucrats are battling each other for the right to regulate World of Warcraft. They hope to gain the political clout and the revenue that comes along with controlling a new industry with potential for ...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 04:50:02
Google Betas Chrome 4 Touts 30% Speed Boost

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Google Betas Chrome 4 Touts 30% Speed BoostCWmike writes "Google upgraded the beta version (4.0.223.16) of its Chrome browser yesterday, boasting a 30% speed improvement over the current production edition and adding integrated bookmark synchronization. Developers Idan Avraham a...

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ne: 05-11-2009, 02:50:01
Iraq Swears by Dowsing Rod Bomb Detector

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Iraq Swears by Dowsing Rod Bomb Detectorjggimi writes "According to the New York Times, more than fifteen hundred remote sensing devices have been sold to Iraq's Ministry of the Interior, at prices ranging from $16,500 to $60,000 each. The devices are used for bomb and weapon de...

Slashdot
ne: 05-11-2009, 00:50:02
On-Demand Video + CMS + Interactive Input For Museum?

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On-Demand Video + CMS + Interactive Input For Museum?remolacha writes "I've been given the task of tech chief for a biggish art museum (1300 m2, or about 13,000 sq ft) in Spain. The museum's designers want 20 'terminals' that will offer on-demand video and interactive content. t...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 22:50:01
New Web-Based Netbook From Litl — Based On Clutter, Uncluttered

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New Web-Based Netbook From Litl — Based On Clutter, Unclutteredcananian writes "The webbook company of Gnome's own Havoc Pennington (with a healthy dose of ex-Nokia and ex-OLPC engineers) finally shed its secrecy today, with a new web site and an article in the WSJ. Techni...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 20:50:02
Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?

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Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?CNETNate writes "Is the American mains socket really so much worse than the Italian design? And does the Italian socket fail at rivaling the sockets in British homes? This feature explores, in a not-at-all-parodic-and-anecdotal...

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ne: 04-11-2009, 18:50:03
Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're Smart

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Why a High IQ Doesn't Mean You're SmartD1gital_Prob3 writes "How can a "smart" person act foolishly? Keith Stanovich, professor of human development and applied psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada, has grappled with this apparent incongruity for 15 years. He says it ...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 16:50:04
AT&T Sues Verizon Over "Map For That" Ads

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AT&T Sues Verizon Over "Map For That" AdsMahlonS writes "AP is reporting on a suit filed in Northern Georgia in which AT&T claims that Verizon's 'There's a Map for That' ads are misleading and amount to deceptive trade practices. Verizon had already agreed to modify thei...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 14:50:03
Placebo Effect Caught In the Act In Spinal Nerves

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Placebo Effect Caught In the Act In Spinal NervesSerpensV passes along the news that German scientists have found direct evidence that the spinal cord is involved in the placebo effect (whose diminishing over time we discussed a bit earlier). "The researchers who made the discov...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 12:50:02
Firefox Passes IE6 In Browser Share

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Firefox Passes IE6 In Browser ShareJared sends word of Ars Technica coverage of Net Applications' monthly browser share numbers. What's significant this time is that Firefox has finally passed IE6 in worldwide share. "Internet Explorer remains ahead of the rest of the competitio...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 08:50:03
Could GPS Keep Tabs On Your Pets?

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Could GPS Keep Tabs On Your Pets?An anonymous reader writes "Google Latitude has already made headlines for allowing phone users to locate their friends, and there are countless other iPhone and Android phone apps already designed to transmit your location — but could pets...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 06:50:02
Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Arms

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Toyotas Suddenly Accelerate; Owners Up In Armscyclocommuter writes "Some Toyota owners are up in arms as they suspect that accidents have been caused by some kind of glitch in the electronic computer system used in Toyotas that controls the throttle. Refusing to accept the expla...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 04:50:01
The Machine SID Duplication Myth

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The Machine SID Duplication Mythtoppings writes "Microsoft Technical fellow Mark Russinovich explains why he is now retiring NewSID, which has been used by IT departments for years when deploying Windows to new systems from customized clone images. Russinovich writes: 'The reaso...

Slashdot
ne: 04-11-2009, 02:50:01
Possible Dark Matter Signs At the Core

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Possible Dark Matter Signs At the CoreScientific American has a piece on speculation that dark matter may be behind diffuse radiation in the galactic center. Beginning in 2003, researchers led by Douglas Finkbeiner noticed a curious excess of microwave radiation in the WMAP data...

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ne: 04-11-2009, 00:50:02
The Story Behind a Failed HPC Startup

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The Story Behind a Failed HPC Startupjbrodkin writes 'SiCortex had an idea that it thought would take the supercomputing world by storm — build the most energy-efficient HPC clusters on the planet. But the recession, and the difficulties of penetrating a market dominated b...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 22:50:03
In Test, Windows 7 Vulnerable To 8 Out of 10 Viruses

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In Test, Windows 7 Vulnerable To 8 Out of 10 VirusesAs Windows 7's market share passes 3.6%, up from 1.9% the day before launch, llManDrakell notes an experiment they did over at Sophos. They installed Windows 7 on a clean machine — with no anti-virus protection — wi...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 20:50:03
The Tech Aboard the International Space Station

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The Tech Aboard the International Space StationCNETNate writes "With its own file server for uploaded Hollywood blockbusters, a 10Mbps Internet connection to Earth, and around a hundred IBM ThinkPad notebooks, the consumer technology aboard the $150 billion International Space S...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 18:50:03
Unfinished Windows 7 Hotspot Feature Exploited

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Unfinished Windows 7 Hotspot Feature ExploitedAn anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from Engadget: "It wasn't all that long ago that Microsoft was talking up the Virtual WiFi feature developed by Microsoft Research and set for inclusion in Windows 7, but something got los...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 16:50:05
Scientists Build a Smarter Rat

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Scientists Build a Smarter Ratdestinyland writes "Scientists have engineered a more intelligent rat, with three times the memory length of today's smartest rats. Reseachers bred transgenic over-expression of the NR2B gene, which increased communication between the rat's memory s...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 14:50:05
Giant Rift In Africa Will Create a New Ocean

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Giant Rift In Africa Will Create a New OceanHugh Pickens writes "Researchers at the University of Rochester believe that a 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will likely become a new ocean in a million years or so, connecting the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden. Using newly ga...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 12:50:05
Cracking PGP In the Cloud

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Cracking PGP In the Cloudpariax writes "So you wanna build your own massively distributed password cracking infrastructure? Electric Alchemy has published a writeup detailing their experiences cracking PGP ZIP archives using brute force computing power provided by Amazon EC2 and...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 06:50:02
Feds Bust Cable Modem Hacker

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Feds Bust Cable Modem HackerSeveral readers noted the indictment of hardware hacker Ryan Harris, known as DerEngel. Harris wrote the 2006 book Hacking the Cable Modem, explaining how to get upgraded speed or even free Internet service by bypassing the firmware locks on Motorola ...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 04:50:02
EU Wants To Redefine "Closed" As "Nearly Open"

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EU Wants To Redefine "Closed" As "Nearly Open"Glyn Moody writes "A leaked copy (PDF) of Version 2 of the European Interoperability Framework replaces a requirement in Version 1 for carefully-defined open standards by one for a more general 'openness': 'the willingness of persons...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 02:50:02
OSX 10.6.2 Will Block Atom Processors

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OSX 10.6.2 Will Block Atom ProcessorsArcheopteryx writes "According to Wired's 'Gadget Lab' blog, Snow Leopard's next update, OSX 10.6.2, will block the Atom processor and will disable many 'Hackintosh' netbooks. It is indeed true that OSX will run just fine on some netbooks if ...

Slashdot
ne: 03-11-2009, 00:50:03
ZFS Gets Built-In Deduplication

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ZFS Gets Built-In DeduplicationelREG writes to mention that Sun's ZFS now has built-in deduplication utilizing a master hash function to map duplicate blocks of data to a single block instead of storing multiples. "File-level deduplication has the lowest processing overhead but ...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 22:50:02
NASA Trying To Reinvent Their Approach

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NASA Trying To Reinvent Their Approachcoondoggie writes to tell us that NASA has started down the road to reinvention with the addition of four new committees to the external advisory group that drives the agency's direction. "The four new committees include Commercial Space, Ed...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 20:50:04
Terminator Franchise to be Auctioned Off

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Terminator Franchise to be Auctioned Off"For sale: One slightly-used Terminator. Still works, minor attitude problems, get it cheap now!' Several sources are reporting that the Terminator franchise is set to be auctioned off just three weeks after another well known franchise, t...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 18:50:05
New XBMC Port Promises ARM-Powered HD in the Palm of Your Hand

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New XBMC Port Promises ARM-Powered HD in the Palm of Your HandEngadget has a recent teaser video promising HD content via XBMC running on a 600MHz Beagleboard. This could mean great things for home theater putterers, with the Beagleboard tipping the scales at a modest $150 and t...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 16:50:03
An Inbox Is Not a Glove Compartment

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An Inbox Is Not a Glove CompartmentFrequent Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton writes "A federal judge rules that government can obtain access to a person's inbox contents without any notification to the subscriber. The pros and cons of this are complicated, but the decision ...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 14:50:02
Transpacific Unity Fiber Optic Cable Leaves Japan

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Transpacific Unity Fiber Optic Cable Leaves JapanJoshuaInNippon writes "The 10,000 km (6,200 mile) long Unity fiber optic cable, funded by Google and five East Asian communication companies, left Japanese shores on November 1st to be laid along the northern Pacific Ocean floor. ...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 12:50:03
For September, Book-Related Apps Overtook Games On iPhone

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For September, Book-Related Apps Overtook Games On iPhoneruphus13 writes "In a sign that ebooks are rising in popularity, a recent survey by mobile analytics company Flurry revealed that users may be using the iPhone for more intellectual pursuits, and not just the visual sizzle...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 08:50:03
Toyota Develops New Flower Species To Reduce Pollution

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Toyota Develops New Flower Species To Reduce Pollutionteko_teko writes "Toyota has created two flower species that absorb nitrogen oxides and take heat out of the atmosphere. The flowers, derivatives of the cherry sage plant and the gardenia, were specially developed for the gro...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 06:50:01
Find DARPA's Balloons, Win $40K

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Find DARPA's Balloons, Win $40Kcoondoggie writes "The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today offered up a rather interesting challenge: find and plot 10 red weather balloons scattered at undisclosed locations across the country. The first person to identify the location...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 04:50:01
Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Books

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Asimov Estate Authorizes New I, Robot Booksdaria42 writes "In a move guaranteed to annoy long-term science fiction fans, the estate of legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov, who passed away in 1992, has authorized a trilogy of sequels to his beloved I, Robot short story ...

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ne: 02-11-2009, 02:50:01
Asimov Estate Authorises New I, Robot Books

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Asimov Estate Authorises New I, Robot Booksdaria42 writes "In a move guaranteed to annoy long-term science fiction fans, the estate of legendary science fiction author Isaac Asimov, who passed away in 1992, has authorised a trilogy of sequels to his beloved I, Robot short story ...

Slashdot
ne: 02-11-2009, 00:50:02
Computer Activities for Those with Speech and Language Difficulties?

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Computer Activities for Those with Speech and Language Difficulties?An anonymous reader writes "My girlfriend is training to be a speech and language therapist here in the UK (speech pathologist in the US). A number of clients are guys who enjoy playing computer games, and for a...

Slashdot
ne: 01-11-2009, 22:50:03
Appeal For Commuter GPS Logs To Aid Electric Cars

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Appeal For Commuter GPS Logs To Aid Electric Carsholy_calamity writes "A team at Carnegie Mellon University have begun a project seeking to design a kit to cheaply convert second hand cars into cheap electric ones suitable for commuting, if little else. They hope to rely heavily...

Slashdot
ne: 01-11-2009, 20:50:04
Nothing To Fear But Fearlessness Itself?

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Nothing To Fear But Fearlessness Itself?theodp writes "In a post last August, Robert X. Cringely voiced fears that Goldman Sachs and others were not so much evil as 'clueless about the implications of their work,' leaving it up to the government to fix any mess they leave behind...

Slashdot
ne: 01-11-2009, 18:50:06
1,600 Names Suggested Daily For FBI's Watch List

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1,600 Names Suggested Daily For FBI's Watch Listschwit1 writes with this excerpt from the Washington Post: "During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the US intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified for the list because t...

Slashdot
ne: 01-11-2009, 16:50:02
The Most Influential People In Open Source

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The Most Influential People In Open Sourcemmaney writes "As part of its 2009 open source best practices research, MindTouch asked C and VP level open source executives who they thought are the most influential people in the industry today. The list is ranked by the effect these ...

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