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  • Broadway Musicians Replaced With Synthesizers
    By on July 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    wooferhound writes “Sophisticated synthesizers and computer-manipulated recordings are increasingly taking over orchestras. Sounding almost like real players, while costing much less, they’re especially popular with provincial or touring companies. But until mid-July — when ‘West Side Story’s’ producers announced that a synthesizer was replacing three live violinists and two cellists, or half the orchestra’s string section — staff violinist (more…)

  • Alabama teen fires 57! Just misses birdie on final hole
    By on July 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Alabama commitment Bobby Wyatt fired a Country Club of Mobile record 14-under 57 on Wednesday in the second round of the AGA State Boys Junior Championship.

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  • Ghost Recon Alpha
    By on July 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The live action Ghost Recon Future Soldier short movie was officially announced this weekend at Comic-Con 2010. Titled Ghost Recon Alpha, the movie is to be …

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  • 3 Teens Charged in Videotaped Immigrant Death
    By on July 31, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A deadly attack on a 47 year-old father of four has left a town in New Jersey shaken….

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  • Lennon confirms bid for McGeady
    By on July 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirms the club have received “a big offer” for midfielder Aiden McGeady.

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  • DefCon Contest Rattles FBI’s Nerves
    By on July 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    snydeq writes “A DefCon contest that invites contestants to trick employees at 30 US corporations into revealing not-so-sensitive data has rattled nerves at the FBI. Chris Hadnagy, who is organizing the contest, also noted concerns from the financial industry, which fears hackers will target personal information. The contest will run for three days, with participants attempting to unearth data from an undisclosed list of about 30 US companies. The (more…)

  • 5 Things Brett Favre Will Be Remembered For
    By on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Let the Favre watch begin again. Yet another summer with daily reports on Brett and his decision. It seems like football fans have been going through the endless Favre cycle for a decade. If he does retire, here are some factors affecting his legacy.

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  • Murray battles through LA opener
    By on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Andy Murray survives a second-set wobble to beat Tim Smyczek 6-1 4-6 6-2 and book his place in the Farmers Classic quarter-finals in Los Angeles.

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  • LCD ‘Engine’ For Spacecraft Attitude Control
    By on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Bruce Perens writes “Japan’s IKAROS satellite, which earlier performed the first successful demonstration of a solar sail, has broken more new ground. Liquid-crystal displays — yes, like in your video monitor — were fabricated into strips on the edges of the solar sail. By energizing some of the LCDs and changing the reflective characteristics of parts of the sail from specular to diffuse, JAXA scientists successfully generated attitude (more…)

  • Blizzard: We’re platform agnostic
    By on July 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    PC development behemoth says it doesn’t focus on format.

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