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  • Anonymous Hacks Syrian President’s Email. The Password: 12345

    02/08/2012 8:22:20 AM PST · by rarestia · 27 replies
    Mashable ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Zoe Fox
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been under fire from world leaders to step down this week. He’s also under fire from hacktivist group Anonymous, who leaked hundreds of his office’s emails on Monday. While Anonymous is infamous for its hacking know-how, it doesn’t take a genius computer programmer to guess one of the passwords commonly used by Assad’s office accounts: 12345. The string of consecutive numbers is the second-weakest password according to a 2011 study.
  • Apple 1Q Results Blow Past Street Views, Stock Halted

    01/24/2012 2:22:11 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 28 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1/24/2012 | Matt Egan
    Bouncing back from a rare earnings miss, Apple (AAPL: 420.41, -7.00, -1.64%) revealed first-quarter results late Tuesday that crushed Wall Street’s expectations, as the consumer-electronics heavyweight continues to capitalize on huge demand for its blockbuster products. Aside from announcing gigantic beats, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company reported all-time record sales for its iPhone, iPad and Mac devices as well as surprisingly upbeat guidance for the current quarter. Wall Street cheered Apple's impressive quarter, bidding the company's stock 8.69% higher to $457.05 in extended trading.
  • Cinnamon fork of GNOME Shell gets stable release

    01/24/2012 8:54:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 22 replies ^ | 24 Jan 2012 | djwm
    Version 1.2 of Cinnamon, the Linux Mint project's fork of the GNOME Shell, has been released and the APIs and desktop interface have been declared fully stable by Mint Founder Clement Lefebvre. Created last year to streamline the Mint developers' changes to the GNOME 3 environment, the Cinnamon fork brings familiar GNOME 2 design elements to the GNOME 3 shell. Among the enhancements in the stable version is easier customisation through a "Cinnamon Settings" tool which includes, for example, the ability to set the date format for the calendar applet and change panel launchers' icons. The Settings tool is also...
  • Email in your eye? Next-generation video screen glasses could lay messages or GPS over ...

    01/15/2012 6:43:47 AM PST · by umgud · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/13/12 | Gavin Allen
    As advances in computer technology make gadgets ever smaller and more portable the idea of carrying a screen of any kind could soon be outdated. Consumer products with screens have dropped in size from computer to laptop to tablet via phone. But one company specialising in cutting edge visual technology waIsraeli company Lumus has shown off the PD-18-2, which may look like a cumbersome pair of shades but allow the user to see high-quality images while they walk.nts to beam information directly into your field of vision.
  • You Need To Learn How To Program

    01/13/2012 1:08:17 AM PST · by Sonny M · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at 4:48 PM ET | Farhad Manjoo
    If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, let me suggest an idea that you might not have considered: You should learn computer programming. Specifically, you should sign up for Code Year, a new project that aims to teach neophytes the basics of programming over the course of 2012. Code Year was put together by Codecademy,* a startup that designs clever, interactive online tutorials. Codecademy’s founders, Zach Sims and Ryan Bubinski, argue that everyone should know how to program—that learning to code is becoming as important as knowing how to read and write. I concur. So if you don’t know...
  • Triple Lutz Report--The Thought Police Reside in Your SmartPhone

    12/02/2011 2:54:43 PM PST · by appeal2 · 12 replies ^ | 12-2-11 | Kerry Lutz
    A security researcher, Trevor Eckhart, recently made a startling discovery. Hidden inside every Android and iPhone is a program called Carrier IQ (CIQ), which is capable of monitoring virtually everything you do on a SmartPhone. And then it has the ability to send all that data back to your wireless carrier and then who knows where it will wind up and how it will be used. Perhaps these phones have become too Smart for our own good. This is our worst nightmare potentially being realized. With our freedoms being eroded at a rapid rate, this is a biggie. A cellphone...
  • For sale: Bond villain lair, £100million-plus (shark tanks and henchmen not included)

    11/21/2011 4:05:57 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 21st, 2011 | Rob Waugh
    When Project Utopia was unveiled by Yacht Island Design and naval architects BMT Nigel Gee, there was a certain healthy scepticism about the floating 11-storey lair. But gadget site Firebox is now offering it for sale as a Christmas gift. Price is 'on application' but the company says you should expect to pay several hundred million 'minimum'. The site also offers other surreal and very expensive gifts, such as a flying Back To The Future DeLorean car (yours for £70,000) - an idea familiar from ultra-luxury American catalogues such as Neiman Marcus, which in the past has offered gifts like...
  • Tech question: FTP (File Transfer Protocol)/Filezilla, cpanel to change stuff on website

    11/15/2011 9:35:50 PM PST · by max americana · 48 replies · 1+ views
    www. ^ | NOV 15, 2011 | max
    FR is usually full of smart guys unlike liberals. Had to ask this question, anyone who owns a website probably heard on Filezilla or just heading to your host cpanel to change or update info on your site. Our IT guy is on vacation and we wanted to add some stuff (specifically images) to sub sections say, departments section A or go SECTION B. Like ESPN with basketball as 1 section to NFL to section 2. We opened up Filezilla and all we could find is folder DOCS, CGI BIN, DISTRIBUTOR and IMAGES. The actual sections are missing so we...
  • Army to Test ‘Power Dreaming’ to Combat PSTD-Related Nightmares

    10/22/2011 12:38:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 21 October, 2011 | Liz Klimas
    The U.S. Army recently awarded a contracting firm a nearly half a million dollar contract to support its “Power Dreaming Project.” Wired Danger Room reports the following scenario that the Army hopes to begin testing next here to help soldiers suffering with PSTD: A soldier tries to sleep. But he is not safe in his dreams. Jolted awake by a nightmare, the combat veteran fumbles in the dark for his 3-D glasses. He puts them on. Around him are the faces of people whom he trusts. They fight the darkness with him. The soldier’s re-lived this scene in his head...
  • Tech help needed

    10/21/2011 6:51:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 29 replies
    Can someone recommend a good pop-up stopper (preferrably free)? I have one installed but pop-ups have nearly stopped my PC from downloading anything. Thanks.
  • Japan: Cyber-attackers could have stolen defense contractor's passwords

    10/08/2011 6:43:37 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Cyber-attackers could have stolen defense contractor's passwords October 08, 2011 Passwords for servers at defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) may have been stolen during a wide-ranging cyber-attack. The Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works, which builds submarines, and the Nagoya Guidance and Propulsion Systems Works, which makes missile-related products, were among installations compromised in the attack, which was reported to the Metropolitan Police Department on Sept. 30. In total, 45 servers and 38 personal computers at 11 of MHI's facilities were infected with viruses. An analysis of a virus used in the attack suggests the perpetrators used simplified Chinese...
  • Did Iran Just Retaliate For Stuxnet? Computer Virus Infects US Predator Drone System

    10/07/2011 2:11:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/07/2011 | Tyler Durden
    It was only a matter of time: the weakest link in the otherwise awesome idea that is a remote-controlled military, represented by the thousands of Predator and Reaper drones, has always been its biggest strength: the fact that it is remote-controlled. Which means that with no person on location, the system has always been susceptible to infiltration in the form of intermediation between the offsite pilot and the actual equipment. Such as a virus. And as Wired reports, a viral infestation, the biggest nightmare for the the US drone fleet, has just struck. "A computer virus has infected the cockpits...
  • Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers

    08/12/2011 10:04:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Link only - Small-business nightmare: 8 million sites hacked to harm customers' computers
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells Drive Big Hauling Truck

    08/07/2011 5:57:06 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 16 replies
    Earth Techling ^ | 08/04/11 | Kristy Hessman
    What is said to be the world’s first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell class 8 truck rolled through roads in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach recently. Vision Industries delivered the truck to Total Transportation Services, a national trucking company, at the end of July to be tested in California ports. The truck will do short-haul routes typical of the other trucks currently operating in the ports in the coming six months.
  • Android tablets now 30% of the market, Windows tablets outsold PlayBook in Q2

    07/21/2011 3:16:56 PM PDT · by FromTheSidelines · 83 replies
    Boy Genius Report ^ | July 21, 2011 | Zach Epstein
    Apple, which owned more than 94% of the market in the second quarter last year, saw the iPad’s share slide to 61.3% according to Strategy Analytics. Over the same period of time, Android tablets jumped from a 2.9% share to a 30% share last quarter.
  • The Sun's website 'hacked by LulzSec'

    07/18/2011 5:40:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/19/11
    The Sun's website appears to have fallen prey to hackers who redirected viewers to a fake news story claiming Rupert Murdoch had been found dead at his home. The hacking group LulzSec took credit for the attack on Twitter, saying: "We have owned Sun/News of the World". Viewers of the tabloid website were redirected to a mocked up news story with the headline "Media moguls body discoverd [sic]". The story continued: "Murdoch, aged 80, has said to have ingested a large quantity of palladium before stumbling into his famous topiary garden late last night, passing out in the early hours...
  • Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts

    07/03/2011 9:32:09 PM PDT · by Enchante · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 07/04/2011 | Reuters Staff
    TOKYO (Reuters) – Vast deposits of rare earth minerals, crucial in making high-tech electronics products, have been found on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and can be readily extracted, Japanese scientists said on Monday.
  • A Nobel Laureate speaks out on the Energy Catalyzer

    06/23/2011 11:10:21 AM PDT · by Kevmo · 65 replies
    Cold Fusion Now ^ | June 22 2011 | Ivy Matt
    A Nobel Laureate speaks out on the Energy Catalyzer June 22, 2011 by Ivy Matt Dr. Brian Josephson, winner of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on superconductivity, has recently released a YouTube video of an interview of himself conducted by Judith Driscoll, Professor of Materials Science at Cambridge University. The stated purpose of the video is to wake up the media to the E-Cat story, which has not been widely reported on in the mainstream media of the English-speaking world. While some cold fusion advocates hypothesize the existence of a conspiracy of silence to suppress news...
  • Controversial Neurofeedback Brain Therapy may be the answer to Post-traumatic stress disorder

    06/21/2011 9:00:26 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 8 replies
    The Daily ^ | June 20, 2011 | By Katie Drummond
    Military doctors struggling to treat post-traumatic stress disorder are quietly adding a new tool to their arsenal: A controversial brain-wave therapy they say can heal troubled veterans and even send once-broken troops back into combat. Staff Sgt. Justin Roberts is one of hundreds of service members finding relief with the experimental remedy. While working at a combat hospital in Iraq for more than two years, Roberts, now 32, was exposed to the grisliest of war’s suffering. Every day he helped treat troops, captives and Iraqi civilians who suffered devastating wounds from gunfights, bombings and IED attacks. Click above to play...
  • Ear-mounted cameras serve as witnesses for JoCo deputies (Johnson County, Kansas)

    <p>The RoboCop look is coming nationwide, a law enforcement supplier says, and Johnson County deputies are on the cutting edge as they test cameras they wear on their ears.</p> <p>Executives at Taser International Inc. hope the company’s new device spreads as quickly among police as its zappers did in the 1990s.</p>