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  • Critical Flaw In Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Has Been Solved

    03/26/2017 6:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Wall Street Pit ^ | March 26, 2017
    Anyone who has a portable device — including smartphones, tablets, laptops, smartwatches and fitness trackers — is obviously familiar with a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery because most (if not all) of these devices are powered by this kind of battery. We’ve been okay with the rechargeable for a while, but as lithium-ion batteries are now close to reaching their maximum storage capacity (in other words, battery life can’t be extended any more), and with the horror stories about phone batteries that explode or burn, the search is on for an alternative battery that can meet our demands better and safer. So...
  • U.K. follows U.S. with laptop ban on some flights from Mideast

    03/21/2017 11:51:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies ^ | March 21, 2017 | Charles Riley
    The United Kingdom has followed the United States in preventing passengers on flights from some countries in the Middle East and Africa from carrying devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin. The restrictions affect 14 airlines, six of which are based in the U.K. As in the U.S., the ban covers any electronic devices larger than a typical smartphone.
  • Starting Today, Feds Can Hack Millions Of Devices With One Warrant

    12/02/2016 4:52:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/01/16 | Tyler Durden
    On Thursday, December 1, a vital Supreme Court order is set to go into effect that dramatically expands the surveillance power of federal agents.The impending alteration to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure softens the legal requirements for obtaining search and seizure warrants that grant the government remote access to individual’s computers and phones. In the past, law enforcement was required to obtain a warrant from a judge within the jurisdiction where the proposed search was going take place.Under this new system, however, if an individual is using technology to conceal their location, the warrant is considered valid regardless of jurisdiction. A single authorization will...
  • New Emails in Clinton Case Came From Anthony Weiner’s Electronic Devices

    10/28/2016 12:18:59 PM PDT · by mathprof · 402 replies
    new york times ^ | 10/28/16
    Federal law enforcement officials said Friday that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, an aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner. The F.B.I. told Congress that it had uncovered new emails related to the closed investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton or her aides had mishandled classified information, potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center evacuated over suspicious devices

    04/23/2013 11:32:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Click Orlando ^ | 4/23/13 | staff
    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Waterford Lakes Town Center has reopened on Tuesday afternoon after four suspicious devices were reported, prompting an evacuation of the mall, officials said. The devices, two of which were described by deputies as backpack-like packages with wires protruding from them, were discovered Tuesday morning, prompting officials to evacuate more than 20 businesses at the Orlando shopping plaza, including a day care. They were later deemed safe.
  • Ok, But Which Device Is Better at Smashing Through Walls? (Nintendo DSi vs. PSP Go!)

    11/04/2009 10:00:31 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 8 replies · 572+ views ^ | 11/04/09 | John Herrman
    The DSi shatters and fragments, which is more effective at maiming and disabling a target. On the other hand, the N97 remains whole, for greater penetration through tough surfaces. Both, however, are fun to look at. Far from an honest ballistics test, the shoot(ing), staged by French gaming magazine Amusement, was just an opportunity to snap a few stunning photos. Which is fine! And which they did! So, where's the video? Update: Yeah, you guys are right—the black one is an N97, not a PSP. Still though!
  • Air passengers face full body X-rays after suicide bombers hide devices INSIDE their bodies

    10/06/2009 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,783+ views
    Mail Foreign Service ^ | Oct. 6, 2009
    Travellers to Europe face being treated like drug smugglers as security chiefs are expected to recommend new intrusive security measures. French anti-terror chiefs are expected to propose the new measures, such as full body X-rays or handing in all electronic devices, after a terrorist tried to kill a Saudi prince with a bomb he had inserted into his body. Al Qaeda's latest ploy was first pioneered by Abdullah Hassan al Asiri, who blew himself apart in Jeddah in late August in an attack on Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the Saudi anti-terrorism chief. The 23-year-old terrorist blew himself into 70 pieces...
  • Many Medical Devices Still Taxed Under Baucus Health Bill

    10/02/2009 5:43:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 658+ views
    Fox ^ | 10/2/09 | Maxim Lott
    A provision in the Democrats' proposal to partially fund health care reform would tax medical devices and replacement parts like pacemakers, hearing aids and porcelain teeth, worrying critics who say the higher costs will be passed on to consumers. Tucked into the Democrats' proposal to partially fund health care reform is a provision to tax medical appliances -- including some manufactured replacement parts for your body. Under pressure, the Senate recently exempted medical items that cost under $100 -- such as tampons and condoms. But the tax, expected to raise about $40 billion over the next decade, is still in...
  • CA: Ignition Interlock Devices in Jeopardy

    09/21/2009 6:44:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 674+ views ^ | 9/21/09 | Greg Lucas
    As if evidence of the state’s fiscal straits wasn’t stark enough, consider Assembly Bill 91, which would create pilot project in Alameda, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Tulare counties where persons convicted of drunk driving would be required to install an interlock device on their vehicles. New Mexico, Texas, Washington, among other states, use the devices which the bill’s author, Assemblyman Mike Feuer, a Los Angeles Democrat, says can reduce DUI recidivism by as much as 95 percent. The length of time the device would stay on a vehicle varies depending on the number of offenses. A first offense would require...
  • Baby In Hot Car Reminder Devices

    09/06/2007 6:47:06 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 75 replies · 2,695+ views
    cfnews13 ^ | 09/06/07 | AP
    One family is under investigation and another family has been arrested for leaving a child unattendeed in a hot car. In the first case, a 22-month-old was left in a car seat for three hours before she died. Ocoee police are still investigating the death. As for the other family, the parents were lucky, their 3-year-old daughter is doing OK, but her French mother and father are behind bars, charged with child abuse. Many other children do not make it, dying inside these extremely hot cars. News 13's Karent Castillo turned on a faucet in a kitchen sink. At its...
  • Dozens of radioactive devices have been lost or stolen in Canada since 9-11

    07/03/2007 6:45:28 PM PDT · by jdm · 7 replies · 376+ views
    myTELUS ^ | July 03, 2007 | Staff
    OTTAWA (CP) - At least 76 radioactive devices - several of which could be used in a terrorist attack - have gone missing in Canada over the last five years, newly compiled figures show. They're stolen from cars, disappear from construction sites, fall off trucks and generally go astray at an alarming pace. The Canadian Press has compiled a database showing the rate at which these widely used devices vanish, often for days, sometimes without a trace. It chronicles dozens of thefts and mishaps involving hazardous equipment employed daily in tasks ranging from oil-well measurements to pioneering medical research. Thirty-five...
  • No Silver Bullet to Counter Explosive Devices, Head of Anti-IED Office Says

    09/07/2006 5:33:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 539+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – DoD is spending almost $3.5 billion this year to defeat improvised explosive devices, and the effort’s leader today said he expects the same level of funding in fiscal 2007. Retired Army Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs said the Joint IED Defeat Organization is using an all-encompassing approach to counter the threat of IEDs, terrorists’ main weapon in attacks against coalition forces and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq alone, IEDs have killed almost 1,000 servicemembers. There is no “silver bullet” solution to the leading cause of death for coalition troops, Meigs told media during a...
  • MooBella on-demand ice cream maker (linux powered!)

    02/12/2006 1:33:09 PM PST · by xcamel · 12 replies · 358+ views ^ | Feb. 8, 2006 | linuxdevices
    MooBella has put Linux to work making ice cream, in a vending machine that Wallace and Gromit would be proud of. The MooBella vending machine uses Linux 2.4 and a Red Hat filesystem to make 96 varieties of ice cream, on demand, in about 45 seconds per precisely-measured serving. MooBella showed off its Linux-powered ice cream machine at a DEMO event in Colorado today. Once the customer's selection has been made, a quantity of base mix is precisely measured and pumped, aerated, flavored, and sprayed onto a flat rotating surface, where it is flash frozen. The product is then scraped...
  • CA: Devices to help zero in on O.C. parolees - Satellite monitoring of sex offenders ..

    10/29/2005 9:01:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 261+ views
    OC Register ^ | 10/29/05 | JOHN McDONALD
    SANTA ANA – The traditional police practice of rounding up the usual suspects will take a 21st-century twist under a new program announced Friday that combines satellite monitoring of 40 Orange County parolees with computerized crime reports. State parole officers using GPS devices will track the daily movements of high-risk sex offenders paroled in Orange County and compare their travels with the locations of crimes committed in the sheriff's jurisdiction. If the parolee comes within 500 feet of a crime reported that same day, the individual's parole officer and the sheriff's investigations unit will be alerted. The two-year pilot program...
  • Buffalo Joins Hunt for Explosive Devices

    08/10/2005 6:30:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 768+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Aug 10, 2005 | Army Spc. Ben Brody
    The U.S. Army's Buffalo boasts a robotic arm tipped with a pitchfork-like hand and a camera for seeing into hard-to-reach areas during the search for improvised explosive devices. BAGHDAD, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2005 — Looking like a creation from the TV show “Monster Garage,” 1st Battalion, 64th Armor’s Buffalo lumbers down the streets of Baghdad, searching for improvised explosive devices. The Buffalo stands far taller than a tank and boasts a robotic arm tipped with a pitchfork-like hand and a camera for seeing into hard-to-reach areas. “We travel slowly along our routes, looking out the windows for anything suspicious,” said...
  • Was It Suicide? Reconsidering 7/7 - (were London "suiciders" duped? great point!)

    07/18/2005 3:17:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 57 replies · 1,682+ views
    "So maybe it wasn't a suicide attack after all?" I had finally gotten a decent connection through the ouija board with the late James Jesus Angleton, once our leading counterspy, and I didn't want to waste time with the usual chitchat about fly fishing-whose fascination, frankly, I have never understood — and Renaissance furniture. JJA: "Why would anybody think it was a suicide operation?" ML: "Well, officially they seemed pretty confident. I think the main thing was that the three bombs in the subways went off more or less at the same instant, and that suggested there were timers. And...
  • How Long Will We Be in Iraq? - (sergeant in U.S. Army, heading back to Iraq, talks about it)

    05/21/2005 9:58:21 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,033+ views
    Recently, Wolf Blitzer of CNN was interviewing new Prime Minister Jalal-Talibani of Iraq about the situation that the newly formed government council is facing now that Iraq is a democracy. Blitzer asked Jalal-Talibani when he thought the United States would bring the troops home. Jalal-Talibani told him that he forsees that U.S troops will be in his homeland for at least another two years. When the pime mnister said this, the look on Blitzer's face seemed to say: "You must be kidding." He looked as if he couldn't believe his ears. But I exclaimed to myself: "Another two years!" That...
  • Tiny devices to eradicate poverty? (nanotechnology is coming)

    04/14/2005 7:37:43 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 693+ views
    Al Jazeera ^ | 04/13/2005 | (Reuters)
    Futuristic microscopic devices may be able to store energy, raise farm output and purify water to help the world reach 2015 goals of curbing poverty. According to scientists at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (JBC), nanotechnology - the design and use of molecule-sized devices - is also likely to have wide uses in diagnosing disease and cutting air pollution. "This is the most educated of educated guesses," JCB director Peter Singer said of the most likely applications for nanotechnology in 10 years, predicted in the JCB poll of 63 experts from around the world.
  • Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices ("alcohol without liquid" - AWOL)

    03/22/2005 6:02:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 86 replies · 2,418+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/21/05
    Distilled Spirits Council Urges Ban of Alcohol Vapor Devices; Senate Committee on Regulated Industries Hears Bill Today Mon Mar 21,12:48 PM ET To: State Desk Contact: Sarah Rosen of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, 202-682-8840; Web: WASHINGTON, March 21, /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Distilled Spirits Council today urged swift passage of legislation introduced in Florida banning "alcohol without liquid" (AWOL) devices that allow consumers to inhale alcohol by mixing alcohol with pure oxygen. The bill, SB 794, sponsored by Senator Mike Haridopolos, would prohibit the sale or use of these devices and make its sale a...
  • US Court Rejects Appeal on Ban on Sex Toy Sale

    02/22/2005 8:48:36 AM PST · by Phantom Lord · 356 replies · 4,952+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02/22/05 | James Vicini
    US Court Rejects Appeal on Ban on Sex Toy Sale WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court (news - web sites) rejected on Tuesday a constitutional challenge to an Alabama law that makes it a crime to sell sex toys. The high court refused to hear an appeal by a group of individuals who regularly use sexual devices and by two vendors who argued the case raised important issues about the scope of the constitutional right to sexual privacy. The law prohibited the distribution of "any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs."...