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  • HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet
    By on September 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    jfruh writes While Windows-based tablets haven’t exactly set the world on fire, Microsoft hasn’t given up on them, and its hardware partners haven’t either. HP has announced a series of Windows tablets, with the 7-inch low-end model, the Stream 7, priced at $99. The Stream brand is also being used for low-priced laptops intended to compete with Chromebooks (which HP also sells). All are running Intel chips and full Windows, not Windows RT.

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  • Norwich City 0-1 Charlton Athletic
    By on September 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Championship leaders Norwich suffer a shock home defeat as Johnnie Jackson scores a dramatic late winner for Charlton.

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  • VIDEO: Lampard important for us – Pellegrini
    By on September 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says Frank Lampard is an “important player” after Manchester City’s 7-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

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  • FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous
    By on September 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes The FBI is concerned about moves by Apple and Google to include encryption on smartphones. “I like and believe very much that we should have to obtain a warrant from an independent judge to be able to take the contents,” FBI Director James Comey told reporters. “What concerns me about this is companies marketing something expressly to allow people to place themselves beyond the law.” From the article: “Comey cited child-kidnapping (more…)

  • NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs
    By on September 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    MojoKid (1002251) writes NVIDIA has launched two new high-end graphics cards based on their latest Maxwell architecture. The GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 are based on Maxwell and replace NVIDIA’s current high-end offerings, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780, and GTX 770. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 are somewhat similar as the cards share the same 4GB frame buffer and GM204 GPU, but the GTX 970’s GPU is clocked a bit lower and features fewer (more…)

  • Promoter rules out Pistorius invite
    By on September 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to be invited to future Diamond League events, the promoter of the series’ Brussels meet says.

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  • Moeen desperate for 2015 Worcs place
    By on September 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    England all-rounder Moeen Ali says he is desperate to play for newly-promoted Worcestershire in 2015.

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  • 5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise
    By on September 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    kierny writes After first appearing on multiple Russian cybercrime boards, a list of 5 million Google account usernames — which of course double as email usernames — are circulating via file-sharing sites. Experts say the information most likely didn’t result from a hack of any given site, including Google, but was rather amassed over time, likely via a number of hacks of smaller sites, as well as via malware infections. Numerous commenters (more…)

  • Invictus Games open in London
    By on September 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women open at the Olympic Park in London, with Prince Harry saying lives will be changed.

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  • Is There a Creativity Deficit In Science?
    By on September 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    nerdyalien writes with this story that explores the impact of reduced science funding on innovation in science. “There’s a current problem in biomedical research,” says American biochemist Robert Lefkowitz, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Chemistry. “The emphasis is on doing things which are not risky. To have a grant proposal funded, you have to propose something and then present what is called preliminary data, which is basically (more…)