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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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  • UK Introduces Warrantless Detention
    By on December 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with news that the UK is introducing new laws tightening security around military bases, quoting the article “The Ministry of Defense is set to introduce “draconian” new powers to tighten security and limit access to US airbases in Britain implicated in mass surveillance and drone strikes, The Independent can reveal. … Among the 20 activities to be banned within the controlled area are camping ‘in tents, caravans, trees (more…)

  • Sen. Rand Paul Introduces TSA Reform Legislation
    By on June 15, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    OverTheGeicoE writes “Over a month after Sen. Rand Paul announced his desire to pull the plug on TSA, he has finally released his legislation that he tweets will ‘abolish the #TSA & establish a passengers “Bill of Rights.”‘ Although the tweet sounds radical, the press release describing his proposed legislation is much less so. ‘Abolition’ really means privatization; one of Paul’s proposals would simply force all screenings to be conducted (more…)

  • Adobe Introduces the Paid Security Fix
    By on May 9, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nimey writes “Adobe has posted a security bulletin for Photoshop CS5 for Windows and OSX. It seems there is a critical security hole that will allow attackers to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application. Adobe’s fix? You need to pay to upgrade to Photoshop CS6. For users who cannot upgrade to Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe recommends users follow security best practices and exercise caution when opening (more…)

  • Lulu Introduces DRM
    By on November 8, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Print-on-demand publisher Lulu recently announced that they’re offering ‘eBooks.’ Since they’ve always offered downloadable books as PDFs, that takes some decoding to figure out what part is new: it turns out that it means now they’re handling more formats, they’ve significantly increased the share they take out of the purchase price … and for an additional fee, they now offer DRM. I have a few items published through (more…)

  • GE Introduces Green Gizmo Home
    By on July 19, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    They call it the Net-Zero Energy home. It has ground source heat pumps (promising a 30% reduction in energy use), photovoltaic arrays, supplementary wind power, high efficiency appliances and battery storage, all talking to each other through a Home

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