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Hacking ATMs Using Finger Heat[popsci.com]Aug 31, 2011
 
   Stealing ATM information has evolved to a point where criminals are now able to steal your pin number using the heat your fingertips leave behind.
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How Microsoft Researchers Might Invent a Holodeck[wired.com]Aug 31, 2011
 
   Wired has an interesting article about Microsoft's Research and Development Department and how billions of dollars spent can be turned around with a single successful product.
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Chrome Supports Native Code[webmonkey.com]Aug 12, 2011
 
   With the recent release of the web browser Chrome 14 comes the ability for browsers to support running native code. Basically, this means that browsers will be able to run apps using your computers hardware much like existing Operating System apps without requiring the server behind the website to execute the code.
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New "Black Gold" Battery Tech[newscientist.com]Aug 08, 2011
 
    Using a "semi-solid" flow state, a black sludge developed by scientists at MIT may be the next step in enhanced batteries used to power green cars.
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New Standard To Allow For Extended Wi-Fi[arstechnica.com]Jul 28, 2011
 
    IEEE 802.22 will use the recently opened white space in the EM spectrum and provide networking in areas over a 62 mile radius at speeds of up to 22Mbps.
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Mozilla Directly Competing with Google For OS Space[arstechnica.com]Jul 26, 2011
 
    It looks like Mozilla is working to do what Google has just done: turn its browser into a full blown OS.
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Hacking Apple Batteries[arstechnica.com]Jul 25, 2011
 
    Hackers have recently been able to hack the technology behind Apple's "Smart Batteries" to such a degree as to brick the $170 part. The potential for more damage is also discussed.
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IBM Shows Speedy Save Solution[computerworld.com]Jul 23, 2011
 
    Reading and writing at 5 Gigabytes a second, researchers working for IBM have created a storage system capable of scanning in 10 billion files in 43 minutes.
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Data Mining Twitter[scientificamerican.com]Jul 22, 2011
 
    Scientists at the Xerox-owned Palo Alto Research Center, among other companies, are developing software to analyze the collective consciousness.
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Microsoft Releases an Open Source Operating System[readwriteweb.com]Jul 14, 2011
 
    Called Barrelfish, the new operating system is being built by ETH Zurich with help from Microsoft Research and is meant to be structured for future use on systems with numerous cores.
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ISPs And Content Providers Fight Piracy[cnbc.com]Jul 08, 2011
 
    A new initiative by both content providers and ISP's in the US called the "Copyright Alert System" has recently been announced. After warning offenders via email, it will cut services, speeds and might even terminate your connection.
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Preview: The New Gmail Look[mail.google.com]Jul 01, 2011
 
    Google is about to update their Gmail interface with a "new, more modern" look. Preview it yourself by going to the settings then the themes tab, and choosing "preview" or click here to be transported to your settings tab (if you're already logged in.)
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Phase Change Computer Brains[discovery.com]Jun 30, 2011
 
    Using materials that can not only store memory but can also computer simultaneously, researchers from the University of Exeter in England have postulated materials that could speed computers immensely.
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New Car Engine Promises Great MPG[discovery.com]Jun 29, 2011
 
    Researchers at Michigan State University have built a prototype gasoline engine that requires no transmission, crankshaft, pistons, valves, fuel compression, cooling systems or fluids. This system also increases efficiency which in turn increases your miles per gallon.
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Wi-Fi at 500 Meters[newscientist.com]Jun 28, 2011
 
    Utilizing the recently opened "white space" in the spectrum, multiple companies are now researching technologies to expand the current range of Wi-Fi connections in the UK.
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Google Reaches 1B Hits Per Month[mashable.com]Jun 22, 2011
 
    A 7th of the worlds population hits a Google server at least once a month, according to stats released recently.
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Treating Translation Like Ciphers[newscientist.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    The closer a language is related to another, the easier it is to translate between the two. Unfortunately, sometimes a concept in one language is difficult to interpret into words in another language (see: schadenfreude.) Scientists at the University of Southern California in Marina Del Rey are taking a new approach; they are going to try to interpret languages as a code instead of using a direct interface.
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Just The Tip: Technological Warfare[scientificamerican.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    Computer viruses have been manufactured to not only steal personal data, but recently have been able to attack hardened industrial control systems. Iran discovered this first hand with their exposure to Stuxnet.
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Not So Lucky Anymore, Eh Google?[cnet.com]Jun 20, 2011
 
    Some sharp eyed surfers have noticed that Google is starting to publish home pages sans the infamous "I'm Feeling Lucky" button.
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.whateveryouwanthere[bbc.co.uk]Jun 20, 2011
 
    lobster.tail? pieceof.tail? Not sure why I'm focusing on tail *ahem* but very soon the ICANN will be allowing corporations and entities to register any word as a top level domain.
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Chromebooks Hit Shelves[mashable.com]Jun 15, 2011
 
    Google fanboys and girls unite! Google's Chromebooks are just now hitting store shelves in the U.S. and across Europe.
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One-Third Of China Uses IE6[techi.com]Jun 13, 2011
 
    Worldwide usage of the infamous browser is approaching single digits as of May 2011; however, China and South Korea each pull in an astounding 33 and 22 percent respectively.
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AI Ghosts Eat AI Pac-Man Eats Dots[i-programmer.info]Jun 13, 2011
 
    At the annual Congress on Evolutionary Computation, teams were tasked with writing algorithms that could more efficiently either get the ghosts to eat pac-man or rack up the highest possible score.
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