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  • Le Clos takes gold in Barcelona
    By on July 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Olympic champion Chad Le Clos wins gold in the men’s 200m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona.

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  • Nvidia Releases Tegra 4 Powered SHIELD Handheld
    By on July 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Today, Nvidia officially releases the SHIELD. After an unexpected delay last month, the company dropped the price of its hotly-anticipated handheld gaming system from $350 to just $300. Sporting a 5-inch 720p touchscreen attached to an XBox-style controller, the SHIELD is the first serious Android-based handheld gaming device. The SHIELD is also the first major device top ship with Nvidia’s new Tegra 4 SoC. But the potentially (more…)

  • 3D Printing In Gel Enables Freeform Design and an Undo Function
    By on July 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Zothecula writes “The additive layer process of conventional 3D printers means they are usually limited to bottom up fabrication on three axes. Now, the LA-based NSTRMNT team has created a 3D printing process called suspended disposition that gets around gravity by printing objects within a gel. Not only does this allow freeform additive fabrication on six axes, it also enables an ‘undo’ function.”

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  • ‘Football clubs need to diversify’
    By on July 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Clubs should consider employing a minority person if candidates have equal ability, says an anti-discrimination chief.

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  • Why Netflix Is One of the Most Important Cloud Computing Companies
    By on July 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Brandon Butler writes “Netflix, yes the video rental company Netflix, is changing the cloud game. During the past two years the company has pulled back the curtains through its Netflix OSS program to provide a behind-the-scenes look into how it runs one of the largest deployments of Amazon Web Services cloud-based resources. In doing so, the company is creating tools that can be used by both entire business-size scale cloud deployments and even smaller (more…)

  • We cannot lose more ground – Alonso
    By on July 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fernando Alonso says it is “important” he does not lose more ground to title rival Sebastian Vettel in Hungary.

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  • Norwegian Town Using Sun-Tracking Mirrors To Light Up Dark Winter Days
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    oritonic1 writes “During their long, cold winters, the Norwegian town of Rjukan doesn’t enjoy much by way of daylight—so the town (population 3,386), installed three giant sun-tracking mirrors to shine a steady light over a 2000 square foot circle of the town square. From Popular Mechanics: ‘Call it a mood enhancer. Or a tourist attraction. But the mirrors, which will be carried in via helicopter, will provide an oasis of light in an otherwise (more…)

  • Wikipedia Rolls Out Mobile Editing For All Users
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Wikipedia today announced it has launched support for editing content on your mobile device. The first version of mobile editing, which requires a Wikimedia account, is available right now. ‘For our first release, our primary goal was to create a fast, intuitive editing experience for new users and experienced editors alike, while still sticking with markup editing for now,’ Wikimedia’s Juliusz Gonera explained. ‘We started (more…)

  • Unique Howls Are What Wolves Use As Names
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    notscientific writes “Each wolf has a unique howl, which scientists can now decipher through voice recognition (audio), allowing them to identify wolves individually. The scientists developed sound analysis code that can tell which wolf is howling with 100% accuracy. Previously, pitch was used to tell wolves apart, but these only achieved a relatively low accuracy rate. This sound analysis is important because it could well give researchers the first (more…)

  • Cybercrooks Increasingly Use Tor Network To Control Botnets
    By on July 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    alphadogg writes “Malware writers are increasingly considering the Tor anonymity network as an option for hiding the real location of their command-and-control servers, according to researchers from security firm ESET. The researchers recently came across two botnet-type malware programs that use C&C servers operating as Tor ‘hidden services.’ The Tor Hidden Service protocol allows users to set up services — usually Web servers — that (more…)