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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Enduro races — now found almost every weekend and clogged with everyday riders — marry downhill technique with modest cross-country endurance and are opening competition to those who fall shy of Olympic-level fitness."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

When is enough, enough?

"The Domain Awareness System will include technology deployed in public spaces as part of the counterterrorism program of the NYPD counterterrorism bureau, including: NYPD-owned closed circuit television cameras, license plate readers, and other undisclosed domain awareness devices."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"A statement issued by SUSE says that the supercomputer has a unique cooling system inspired by human blood circulation that significantly reduces energy consumption. The supercomputer is reportedly designed so that some of the energy can be recaptured and used to heat buildings at the LRZ campus. A report on Slashdot indicates that the computer has the SuperMUC has 147,456 processor cores capable of delivering a total of 3 petaflops of processing power and 324 terabytes of memory."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"5G WiFi, the 5th generation of Wi-Fi based on the IEEE 802.11ac standard, is an evolutionary step from the existing 802.11a/b/g/n networks. 5G WiFi improves the wireless range in the home, allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Air traffic control technology is getting a major upgrade in the United States that is scheduled to be completed in 2014, but the new systems are susceptible to potentially dangerous manipulation, according to a security researcher."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Users who get hit with malware infections tend to be repeat offenders, and 18 of the 24 largest banks around the world suffer from infamous malware, such as Conficker, DNS Changer, Gameover Zeus, BlackHole Exploit Kit, and fake antivirus, according to new data."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Netgear announced the WiFi Booster for Mobile (WN1000RP). It amplifies WiFi coverage for mobile devices in the home by extending and strengthening an existing WiFi signal, giving consumers the ability to enjoy an improved wireless experience on tablets, smartphones and e-readers."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The library has been stung by complaints about the content, including explicit pornography, that some people watch in front of others. To address the issue, the library over the last six weeks has installed 18 computer monitors with plastic hoods so that only the person using the computer can see what is on the screen."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Emails purportedly sent by US tax preparation software and services company Intuit and professional social network LinkedIn have been hitting inboxes in the last week, posing as payroll processing requests:"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

I don’t believe lack of exercise is obesity's issue but the invention of agriculture and our huge consumption of refined carbs...

"That rates of exercise have declined is hardly a new discovery. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, technology and economic growth have conspired to create a world in which the flexing of muscles is more and more an option rather than a necessity. But only recently have enough good data been collected from enough places to carry out the sort of analysis Dr Hallal and his colleagues have engaged in."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Contrary to legend, it wasn't the federal government, and the Internet had nothing to do with maintaining communications during a war."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"New surveillance laws being proposed in countries from the United States to Australia would force makers of online chat software to build in backdoors for wiretapping. For years, the popular video chat service Skype has resisted taking part in online surveillance—but that may have changed. And if it has, Skype’s not telling."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"While styluses are available that work with any touch-screen device, such as an iPad or iPhone, they are relatively inaccurate. True stylus support requires an extra layer of sensors built into a device's display, which adds costs. If the new Microsoft stylus concept were to become available, it would allow precise stylus use on any display, even on those that aren't already touch-sensitive."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"7,500 Black Hat USA 2012 attendees may have been surprised to get a fake password reset e-mail sent to accounts they used to register for the conference. Black Hat has apologized and explained the lame phishing spam attempt."

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