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  • Toulon is Wilkinson’s ‘priority’
    By on April 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Jonny Wilkinson rules himself out of the Lions squad because his club Toulon is his “absolute priority”.

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  • President Obama To Nominate Cable and Wireless Lobbyist To Head FCC
    By on April 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    symbolset writes “The Wall Street Journal and others are reporting that longtime telecomm lobbyist Tom Wheeler will be nominated to head the Federal Communications Commission. According to the LA Times: ‘Wheeler is a former president of the National Cable Television Assn. and the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Assn. Despite his close ties to industries he will soon regulate, some media watchdogs are willing to give him the benefit of the (more…)

  • VIDEO: Rewind: The week’s best action
    By on April 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Catch up with all the week’s best action, featuring the London Marathon, the Bahrain Grand Prix and a new star in MotoGP.

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  • Ubuntu Releases 13.04, Sticks To 6-Month Release Rhythm
    By on April 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Barence writes “Ubuntu has shelved the idea of moving to rolling releases, and will continue to release a new version every six months. Earlier this year, Ubuntu developers discussed the idea of moving to rolling releases, with new features added to the OS as and when they were ready. However, In an interview with PC Pro, Canonical CEO Jane Silber said the developers had taken a ‘cold, hard look at our long-standing practices’ and decided to stay (more…)

  • GB’s Reade & Phillips win again
    By on April 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Shanaze Reade and Liam Phillips give Britain a clean sweep of victories for the second night at the BMX World Cup in Manchester.

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  • Bruce Schneier On the Marathon Bomber Manhunt
    By on April 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Should Boston have been put in a state of lockdown on Friday as police chased down Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? Pragmatic Bruce Schneier writes on his blog: “I generally give the police a lot of tactical leeway in times like this. The very armed and very dangerous suspects warranted extraordinary treatment. They were perfectly capable of killing again, taking hostages, planting more bombs — and we didn’t know the extent of the plot or the group. That’s why (more…)

  • Passthoughts, Not Passwords: Authentication Via Brainwaves
    By on April 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    CowboyRobot writes “A new study by researchers from the U.C. Berkeley School of Information examined the brainwave signals of individuals performing specific actions to see if they can be consistently matched to the right individual. To measure the subjects’ brainwaves, the team utilized the NeuroSky Mindset, a Bluetooth headset that records Electroencephalographic (EEG) activity. In the end, the team was able to match the brainwave signals with 99% (more…)

  • Two supporters shot dead in Brazil
    By on April 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Two football supporters are shot dead by rival fans in Fortaleza, Brazil near one of the venues for the World Cup.

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  • ‘CodeSpells’ Video Game Teaches Children Java Programming
    By on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    CyberSlugGump writes “Computer scientists at UC San Diego have developed a 3D first-person video game designed to teach young students Java programming. In CodeSpells a wizard must help a land of gnomes by writing spells in Java. Simple quests teach main Java components such as conditional and loop statements. Research presented March 8 at the 2013 SIGCSE Technical Symposium indicate that a test group of 40 girls aged 10-12 mastered many programming (more…)

  • VIDEO: Bowe plays down Lions prospects
    By on April 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Tommy Bowe says it will be hard to force his way into Lions contention after being out for several months but acknowledges that he hasn’t given up hope of making the squad.

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