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Attackers Install DDoS Bots On Amazon Cloud

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 10:40
itwbennett (1594911) writes "Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers. Last week security researchers from Kaspersky Lab found new variants of Mayday, a Trojan program for Linux that's used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The malware supports several DDoS techniques, including DNS amplification. One of the new Mayday variants was found running on compromised Amazon EC2 server instances, but this is not the only platform being misused, said Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner Friday in a blog post."

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HGST polishes Ultrastar SSD whoppers, stuffs with denser Intel flash

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-28 10:39
They read faster but write slower

HGST has refreshed its Ultrastar enterprise SSD line, using denser 20nm NAND to replace the previous 25nm flash, doubling capacity, upping read performance but lowering write performance a tad in the process.…

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Consumer spending, inventories seen lifting U.S. second-quarter GDP

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-28 10:35
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth likely rebounded in the second-quarter from a winter-induced slump at the start of the year and will probably continue to gather momentum through the rest of 2014.
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Ford raises F-150 prices, dealers begin ordering 2015 models

Reuters: Technology - Mon, 2014-07-28 10:16
DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian dealers on Monday began ordering 2015 Ford Motor Co F-150 pickup trucks, which are lighter than earlier models, priced higher and include additional standard features, the company said.






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Google's Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 10:01
hypnosec writes with news that India's Central Bureau of Investigation has ordered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Google for violating Indian laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations in the country. As per the PE, registered on the basis of a complaint made by the Surveyor General of India's office to the Union Home Ministry, Google has been accused of organizing a mapping competition dubbed 'Mapathon' in February-March 2013 without taking prior permission from Survey of India, country's official mapping agency. The mapping competition required citizens to map their neighbourhoods, especially details related to hospitals and restaurants. The Survey of India (SoI), alarmed by the event, asked the company to share its event details. While going through the details the watchdog found that there were several coordinates having details of sensitive defence installations which are out of the public domain."

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Darkwood Arrives To Scare Linux Gamers

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-07-28 10:00

 GamingOnLinux: Darkwood is an interesting take on the horror and survival genre with a top down perspective and a really dark setting.

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Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:59
Web devs, Mozilla really wants you to like this one

Review The idea of a new version of Firefox will sound like a bad joke to some. To others, it’s a yawn – Firefox comes at the blistering pace of one new version every six weeks.…

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Samsung Z Tizen OS mobe is post-phoned – this time for good?

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:24
Russian launch for Sammy's non-droid knocked back

Samsung has postponed the launch of its new Samsung Z smartphone yet again, and given no indication of when we'll ever see the Tizen OS mobe on sale.…

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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:23
puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars." The linked article suggests that the 200-mile-range, $25,000 electric car is a more realistic concept with batteries made with this technology, though some people are more interested in super-capacity phone batteries.

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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:23
puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars." The linked article suggests that the 200-mile-range, $25,000 electric car is a more realistic concept with batteries made with this technology, though some people are more interested in super-capacity phone batteries.

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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:23
puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars." The linked article suggests that the 200-mile-range, $25,000 electric car is a more realistic concept with batteries made with this technology, though some people are more interested in super-capacity phone batteries.

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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:23
puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars." The linked article suggests that the 200-mile-range, $25,000 electric car is a more realistic concept with batteries made with this technology, though some people are more interested in super-capacity phone batteries.

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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:23
puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars." The linked article suggests that the 200-mile-range, $25,000 electric car is a more realistic concept with batteries made with this technology, though some people are more interested in super-capacity phone batteries.

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Stanford Team Creates Stable Lithium Anode Using Honeycomb Film

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:23
puddingebola (2036796) writes "A team at Stanford has created a stable Lithium anode battery using a carbon honeycomb film. The film is described as a nanosphere layer that allows for the expansion of Lithium during use, and is suitable as a barrier between anode and cathode. Use of a lithium anode improves the coulombic efficiency and could result in longer range batteries for cars." The linked article suggests that the 200-mile-range, $25,000 electric car is a more realistic concept with batteries made with this technology, though some people are more interested in super-capacity phone batteries.

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LOHAN's stirring motto: Ad Astra Tabernamque

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:02
Spaceplane team off to the stars and the pub: Official

It's official: The stirring motto for our audacious Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) ballocket mission is Ad Astra Tabernamque.…

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GNOME 3.13.4 released

Linux Today - Mon, 2014-07-28 09:00
GNOME: Remember this is a development release
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Build Your Own Gatling Rubber Band Machine Gun

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:54
New submitter melarky (3767369) writes This is a fun weekend project that most nerds will appreciate. Step by step instructions and also a handy video will make the construction of this project fast and easy. I have seen lots of plans for sale (or actual guns/kits for sale), but couldn't seem to find any plans for free. I played around with a few different designs (even cut my first few on a homemade CNC machine) and finally landed on this design. I made the guide more accessible to the general public (no need for a CNC machine here), so if you've ever dreamed of ending friendships because of hundreds of rubber band welts, now's your chance! We'd like to see your home-made projects, too.

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KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

The Register - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:37
Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress

Review Plasma 5, released last week, is a major redesign of the Unix KDE desktop environment and underlying frameworks.…

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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:27
stephendavion (2872091) writes "Chinese aircraft manufacturer China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) has started trial production of its TA600 amphibious aircraft, claimed to be the world's largest of its kind. With an expected maiden flight late next year, the Chinese plane would replace Japan's ShinMaywa US-2 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft as the largest of its kind globally." Take a look at a side profile illustration of the CA-600, on this Korean language page. The TA600 has a huge maximum takeoff weight of 53.5 tons, but looks a bit puny compared to Howard Hughes' H-4 Hercules.

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World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft Goes Into Production In China

Slashdot - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:27
stephendavion (2872091) writes "Chinese aircraft manufacturer China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) has started trial production of its TA600 amphibious aircraft, claimed to be the world's largest of its kind. With an expected maiden flight late next year, the Chinese plane would replace Japan's ShinMaywa US-2 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft as the largest of its kind globally." Take a look at a side profile illustration of the CA-600, on this Korean language page. The TA600 has a huge maximum takeoff weight of 53.5 tons, but looks a bit puny compared to Howard Hughes' H-4 Hercules.

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