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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Do we have "Cash for Clunkers" to thank for this?

"It's tough to find a solid bargain these days"

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"Using entropy effectively is a key ingredient in an organization’s password policy, according to Forrester researcher Chenxi Wang."

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Yeah, a tango’d mess!

"We do this dance at least twice a year now, and we're starting to get the steps so well memorized that once we hear the familiar tune, we start stepping to the beat without a moment's thought. It's the Anti-piracy Shuffle, and one defining element of its choreography is that we always end up right where we started."

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"China's latest supercomputer is a major step in breaking the country's reliance on Western technology for high-performance computing"

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Of things to come to the US?

"Britain's largest police force is operating covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network, transmitting a signal that allows authorities to shut off phones remotely, intercept communications and gather data about thousands of users in a targeted area."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Spooky trend to acknowledged on Halloween...

"Over the past half of a century, the world has rapidly accelerated in population growth. In 1800, the Earth had about 1 billion people, 2 billion by 1927 and 3 billion in 1959. A little more than 40 years later, our population doubled."

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" U.S. company that makes Internet-blocking gear acknowledges that Syria has been using at least 13 of its devices to censor Web activity there—an admission that comes as the Syrian government cracks down on its citizens and silences their online activities."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Time sure fly’s when your evolving...

"An accidental experiment in America shows how evolution happens"

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"E-readers are meant to let bookworms carry their entire libraries with them without any additional weight – but the devices actually get heavier every time a new text is downloaded."

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"Windows 8 computers that ship with UEFI secure booting enabled could make the task of replacing Windows with Linux or dual-booting the two operating systems more difficult. In order to get a “Designed for Windows 8” logo, PCs must ship with secure boot enabled, preventing the booting of operating systems that aren’t signed by a trusted Certificate Authority."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"The software giant originally opened up its Kinect accessory for use on the PC back in June. The original Kinect for Windows SDK beta was aimed at academic research and enthusiast communities to create new experiences using Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 accessory. Microsoft promised a commercial SDK at the time and outlined its plans on Monday to sell a commercial version of the Kinect for Windows SDK to businesses. The software maker is expected to deliver updated SDK bits in early 2012."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Ubuntu’s new Unity shell will play a key role in Canonical’s plans to bring the Ubuntu user experience to smaller screens. The platform already has preliminary tablet support, including experimental functionality for touchscreen-based window management. It seems likely that the Qt-based Unity 2D experience will serve as the mobile implementation. The Qt Quick user interface design framework is well-suited for building touch-friendly mobile experiences."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Warfare is changing as weapons that destroy electronics, not people, are deployed on the field of battle"

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"'Retina Display' is Apple's description of the pixel density introduced on the iPhone 4 that it says is so high it is practically lifelike to the human eye."

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