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Exclusive: Pentagon report faults F-35 on software, reliability

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-01-24 05:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new U.S. Defense Department report warns that ongoing software, maintenance and reliability problems with Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 stealth fighter could delay the Marine Corps' plans to start using its F-35 jets by mid-2015.






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Apple’s Mac turns 30: How Steve Jobs’ baby took its first steps

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-24 05:05
Part 1: Love it or loathe it, the Mac shapes every nook and cranny of your computing life

Feature Thirty years ago this Friday, at approximately 9:45am on Tuesday, 24 January, 1984, the Macintosh introduced itself after Steve Jobs unveiled it at an Apple shareholders' meeting in Cupertino's Flint Center for the Performing Arts.…

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The U.S. Crackdown on Hackers Is Our New War on Drugs

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:51
LinuxSecurity.com: Before Edward Snowden showed up, 2013 was shaping up as the year of reckoning for the much criticized federal anti-hacking statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act ("CFAA"). The suicide of Aaron Swartz in January 2013 brought the CFAA into mainstream consciousness, so Congress held hearings about the case, and legislative fixes were introduced to change the law.
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Obama in awkward spot after privacy board calls NSA snooping illegal

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:50
LinuxSecurity.com: A report Thursday by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) calling the National Security Agency's bulk phone records collection program illegal and mostly useless puts the Obama Administration in an awkward spot.
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Ex-NSA guru builds $4m encrypted email biz - but its nemesis right now is control-C, control-V

LinuxSecurity.com - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:49
LinuxSecurity.com: A security startup founded by a former NSA bod has launched an encrypted email and privacy service, aimed initially at ordinary folks.
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SanDisk flashes better-than-expected results. Right, let's upend our biz model

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:25
Rising revenues, rising profits... falling memory prices?

Flash card and SSD shipper SanDisk has ended a lovely-looking fiscal 2013 with four quarters of rising revenues and rising profits, contrasting well with the relative disaster that was fiscal 2012. But the company will have to move fast to address falling memory prices.…

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China sends surveillance jets to East China Sea defense zone

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:21
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's airforce has dispatched another patrol to monitor its controversial air defense zone in the East China Sea and issue warnings to foreign military jets in the zone, it said on Friday.






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'I don't understand why they feel like they own the word CANDY'

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-24 04:03
Plus: 'There was my user ID and password, in plain text, along with everyone else's'

Quotw This was the week when remote access app LogMeIn pulled its free version, uniting freeboards in a resounding cry of "Hell no! We don't pay for stuff on the internet!"…

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Apple: That 'white screen of death' nightmare? We'll fix it... AT SOME POINT

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:31
We're working on it, moans Cupertino

Apple has promised to fix the dreaded "white screen of death" bug that has caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth after causing fanbois' phones to crash.…

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Freedomotic 5.5.0

Freshmeat - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:16
Freedomotic is an open, flexible, scalable, mashup-oriented software system which can interact with well-known standard building automation protocols and with "do-it-yourself" solutions. It treats the Web, social networks, and frontends just like any other sensor or actuator in your automation system. For example, you can tweet your washing machine to start the washing cycle. Freedomotic leverages modern enterprise integration patterns and distributed computing architectures, along with cross-language APIs for extensions.

Release Notes: This is the new stable release of Freedomotic (codenamed Bender). It introduces new features, including mavenization, guice dependency injection, code refactoring, authentication/authorization (based on username/password and privileges list), internationalization/localization (about 20 languages supported), enhanced Automation management, objects group commands support, multienvironment support, and much more.

Release Tags: Stable

Tags: Home Automation, diy, Home, Domotic, distributed control system, framework

Licenses: GNU GPLv2

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IBM and SAP: Looks like we're STUCK forever on the cloud highway

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:03
This ain't no upwardly mobile freeway... Oh no, this is the road to Hell Amazon

Earnings from SAP and IBM – two giants in enterprise IT - proved that both companies are struggling to cope with the move to the cloud and show that success in hosted computing is receding for them.…

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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Searching For Dark Matter From Deep Under an Italian Mountain

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-01-24 03:00
Zothecula writes "Like the Higgs Boson, dark matter is one of those things in the Universe that evidence points to, but is very difficult to pin down. A team of researchers is looking to verify the existence of this most elusive of ingredients that is thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe using powerful detectors buried deep in an Italian mountain. The DarkSide-50 project is an international collaboration between Italian, French, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, and Chinese institutions, as well as 17 American universities, which aims to pin down dark matter particles , which are thought to make up 23 percent of the Universe. The project team spent last (Northern hemisphere) summer assembling the detector in a laboratory deep within the Gran Sasso mountain, which is accessed via an exit off a six-mile (9.6 km) long highway tunnel in Italy."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Samsung profits deflate after mobile division runs out of puff

The Register - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:32
First quarterly decline in TWO YEARS ... but still takes home £4 billion

Global smartphone leader Samsung took a knock on Friday after releasing Q4 financials that show a drop in profits of 11 per cent from the previous three months – its first quarterly decline in two years.…

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Leading China activist to be sentenced on Sunday as others go on trial

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-01-24 02:18
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Beijing court will sentence prominent Chinese rights activist Xu Zhiyong on Sunday in the highest-profile dissident trial since 2009, as authorities target rights defenders nationwide with another activist standing trial in Guangzhou.
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