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  • Widnes seal loan deal for McShane
    By on May 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments


    Super League’s bottom club Widnes Vikings sign Leeds Rhinos hooker Paul McShane on loan for the rest of the season.

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  • How Hackers Listened Their Way Around Google’s Recaptcha
    By on May 31, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with this story at Ars Technica: “Three self-taught hackers from the DC949 hacker collective managed to use a combination of techniques to beat ReCaptcha with 99.1% accuracy (better than most humans!)” In short, the hackers skipped the visual part of the Recaptcha system entirely, focusing on the audio alternative, which gave them a few convenient angles of attack. Google responded with changes to the system, (more…)

  • Allen clinches 200m medley silver
    By on May 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Sophie Allen claims Great Britain’s second silver medal in 24 hours on day four of the European Championships.

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  • Technicolor Takes Aim At Apple, Samsung, Others for Patent Infringement
    By on May 30, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Master Moose sends this quote from a Bloomberg report:
    “When Apple’s next iPhone hits store shelves, Technicolor’s engineers will rush to get the handset — not to make calls or play games, but to rip it apart. Technicolor, an unprofitable French company that invented the process for color movies used in The Wizard of Oz and countless other classics, plans to cash in on its 40,000 video, audio and optics patents to turn its fortunes (more…)

  • London 2012 tickets remain unsold
    By on May 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nearly a third of the Olympics tickets which went on sale earlier this month remain unsold, the BBC has learned.

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  • Ask Slashdot: Why Not Linux For Security?
    By on May 25, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “In Friday’s story about IBM’s ban on Cloud storage there was much agreement, such as: ‘My company deals with financial services. We are not allowed to access Dropbox either.’ So why isn’t Linux the first choice for all financial services? I don’t know any lawyers, financial advisers, banks, etc., that don’t use Windows. I switched to Linux in 2005 — I’m well aware that it’s not perfect. But the compromises (more…)

  • Mills and Clark win world title
    By on May 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Great Britain sailors Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark take the gold medal at the 470 World Championship in Barcelona.

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  • Programming — Now Starting In Elementary School
    By on May 20, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    the agent man writes “The idea of getting kids interested in programming in spite of their common perception of programming to be ‘hard and boring’ is an ongoing Slashdot discussion. With support of the National Science Foundation, the Scalable Game Design project has explored how to bring computer science education into the curriculum of middle and high schools for some time. The results are overwhelmingly positive, suggesting that game (more…)

  • New Firefox For Android Beta Released
    By on May 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Mozilla has announced the availability of a new beta version of Firefox for Android. The release notes list many of the new features and fixes, which include Flash support, improvements to panning and zooming, plugins loading only on touch, and a new “Awesome Screen.” They point out that many Android phones are supported, and that a beta version for tablets will be coming soon. Mozilla is asking for help “testing everything from the faster (more…)

  • Coyle safe at Bolton – Gartside
    By on May 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Bolton chairman Phil Gartside says manager Owen Coyle will stay, despite relegation from the Premier League.

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