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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Finally!

"The entire device is very light and comes with a zippered carrying pouch. The microphone, on the cord descending from the right earpiece, can be touched to mute. At the junction of the two earpiece cords is a volume rocker switch that also has a lighted mute indicator."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"On Tuesday, Tom Doherty Associates, which publishes Tor Books, the world's largest science fiction imprint, announced that it would be making all of its e-books available in a DRM-free format by early July 2012. The move comes just six weeks after the United States Department of Justice filed an anti-trust lawsuit over e-book pricing against Macmillon, Tom Doherty Associates' parent company, and five other publishers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Those darn propagators...I suggested the Mac (along with Linux) platform(s) are a serious threat to the Windows enterprise back almost exactly 3 years ago (April 27, 2009 03:37:34) on this blog. Well, it would seem I was right and those other platform(s) have indeed proven to be carriers!

"Sophos experts analyzed a snapshot of 100,000 Mac computers running its free anti-virus software, and discovered that one in five machines was found to be carrying one or more instances of Windows malware."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Until now, legal professionals could only buy Lexis' 1,100 e-books individually. The new Digital Library product gives firms customizable software from which lawyers can check out titles, and for librarians to establish lending policies."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"But sometimes being one in 2 billion isn’t quite special enough — especially for a guy who is prone to strange obsessions and who welcomes media attention. After stepping away from intelligence tests for more than a decade, Rosner has come back to them as part of a middle-aged mission to establish himself as cleverest of the clever."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"According to an article over at the Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming release of The Hobbit will be the catalyst that finally drives movie theaters to upgrade their projection hardware to 48 frames-per-second (fps) or better. The current theater playback technology supports 24fps, a standard that dates back to the 1920s; this, in-turn, was an upgrade from the 16fps that was common for earlier silent films."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

I would agree whitelisting is smart but has its deployment really arrived? A geek can hope...

"The firm is marketing its brand of trust-based application control and whitelisting as a better way of tackling the growing malware menace posed by targeted attacks on security suites from the likes of Symantec and McAfee. However, if one traditional antivirus firm we spoke to is any guide then traditional players are not going to go down without a fight."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Despite years of warnings, analysts say enterprises continue to be plagued by 'the curse of the reusable password.'"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Computer scientists have devised an attack that logs phone numbers, Social Security IDs, and personal identification numbers entered into smartphones by monitoring the devices' integrated motion sensors."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The elderly dependency ratio (EDR), the number of people above 65 compared to those of what is considered working ages, between 15 and 64, is currently 33.7%. This is up from 18.5% since year 2005, which means that for every retired person there is now two workers, compared to four workers 30 years ago. The difference in the EDR puts a great strain on Medicare costs that will most likely reach 7.5% of GDP for this year."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Free app works on Wi-Fi or 3G and runs on Windows Phone 7.5 devices and higher."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"‘Brain freeze’ is a nearly universal experience—almost everyone has felt the near-instantaneous headache brought on by a bite of ice cream or slurp of ice-cold soda on the upper palate. However, scientists are still at a loss to explain this phenomenon. Since migraine sufferers are more likely to experience brain freeze than people who don’t have this often-debilitating condition, brain freeze may share a common mechanism with other types of headaches, including those brought on by the trauma of blast-related combat injuries in soldiers. One possible link between brain freeze and other headache types is local changes in brain blood flow."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Atmospheric oxygen facilitated the evolution and complexity of terrestrial organisms, including human beings, because it allowed nutrients to be used more efficiently by those organisms, which in turn were able to generate more energy. However, as we find out more about how oxygen molecules work inside the body, more attention is being paid to their not-so-good effects, and researchers are seeking ways to thwart them."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The TV was connected by ethernet cable to a home network, so Auriemma thought it would be funny to use a computer connected to the same network to send it a message that contained a series of custom headers. Without warning, the TV spiraled into an endless loop of restarts. For about five seconds, the device would appear to work correctly, but then would stop responding to commands entered by remote control or through the panel. A few seconds later, the TV would restart and repeat the process. Unplugging the power cord or ethernet cable did nothing. Auriemma had just stumbled upon a crippling denial-of-service attack."

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