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Should mobile phones be banned in schools?

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A headteacher says pupil behaviour is better and bullying is down since he barred mobiles in his school. So should others follow suit? Teachers argue for and againstNo - they help independent study"You'll have someone's eye out with that" used to be the refrain of teachers in my day. In...
Should mobile phones be banned in schools?
Netflix open sources tool for making cloud services play nice

Comcast offers free Wi-Fi service to all in Sandy's path

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Cable giant Comcast said Wednesday that it will open its Wi-Fi hotspots free of charge to anyone in several states where the megastorm Sandy has wreaked havoc. [Read more]...
Comcast offers free Wi-Fi service to all in Sandy's path

The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs

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The holidays wreak havoc on our bodies, with their mandatory over-indulgence in food as well as family and reminiscences. As we reflect on the year past — its victories and losses — we also begin looking ahead to the next, and in big ways or small, making plans to keep...
The Best Health And Fitness Apps For Your New Year's Needs
MegaDroid: 300,000 Androids clustered together to study network havoc

Week in review: copy protection standards, Start-free Windows 8, and LightSquared's failure

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This week in tech was full of conflict: Microsoft pointed its finger at Google's tracking cookies, the government took steps toward loosening the rules restricting unmanned surveillance drones in the U.S., and Visual Studio 11 revealed a design change that upset many long-time users. The jabs and shots are...
Week in review: copy protection standards, Start-free Windows 8, and LightSquared's failure

THE JC PENNEY DISASTER TIMELINE: How Ex-Apple Guru Ron Johnson Is Destroying The Company (JCP)

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Ron Johnson, the former retail boss at Apple, became CEO of department store chain JCPenney in June of 2011. Since then the company, which had a very good 2010, has implemented a series of gigantic overhauls to nearly every aspect of its business. It's resulted in the shedding of customers,...
THE JC PENNEY DISASTER TIMELINE: How Ex-Apple Guru Ron Johnson Is Destroying The Company (JCP)

Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

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Stewart Baker, the former DHS official whose warnings about how SOPA would wreak havoc on online security were instrumental in convincing many of our elected officials that SOPA and PIPA were half-baked legislative disasters, now has a fascinating writeup for The Hollywood Reporter, trying to explain why the Republican Party...
Hollywood Still Doesn't Realize That The Internet Drives Popular Culture Now

New York Gets Destroyed, 8-bit Style [VIDEO]

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Imagine the apocalypse. Now imagine characters and elements from 80ies games carrying it out. This is exactly what this crazy video portrays, and being a classic games geek myself, if this sort of thing were to happen in real life, I’m not sure whether I’d run or marvel at...
New York Gets Destroyed, 8-bit Style [VIDEO]

This site lets you 'hack' your Facebook to trick your friends

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“Facebook hacking” usually doesn’t mean a remote attacker actually broke into your account to wreak havoc left, right, and center. Among the users of the social network, the term really just means you forgot to logout of your Facebook account, and your friends took advantage by posting (usually embarrassing) status...
This site lets you 'hack' your Facebook to trick your friends
Drones, Caves, and Toilets: When Data Centers Go Rogue

New York Times Adapts Open Source Mini-Game For Some Meta-Journalism

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By now you've probably caught a link or two to the New York Times' layout-obliterating mini-game embedded in an article about so-called "stupid games". The article itself is an interesting (if slightly long-winded) history and mild (if slightly self-indulgent) condemnation of the "dark side" of hyperaddictive games from Tetris to...
New York Times Adapts Open Source Mini-Game For Some Meta-Journalism
Car chaos returns with Carmageddon for iOS
Sony is getting ready to show of another oddball tablet

Amazon, Apple security measures factors in journalist's hacked iCloud account

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A combination of Amazon's credit card record keeping and Apple's user authentication requirements amounted to a relatively easy "social engineering" hack that wreaked havoc on Wired writer Mat Honan's iCloud and Twitter accounts....
Amazon, Apple security measures factors in journalist's hacked iCloud account

Avira antivirus upgrade wreaks 'catastrophic' havoc on Windows PCs

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German security firm Avira yesterday issued a service pack for its antivirus software that crippled an unknown number of Windows machines, with one customer calling the gaffe "catastrophic" to his company....
Avira antivirus upgrade wreaks 'catastrophic' havoc on Windows PCs

What Do Sandy & Pearl Harbor Have In Common? Politicians Exploit Both To Push Cybersecurity Agendas

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Defense Department boss Leon Panetta has been recycling his cyber Pearl Harbor ghost stories for a few years now to push for expansive cybersecurity legislation (i.e. budget and power to spy on people), but Pearl Harbor is a bit outdated these days. So why not shoot for a more contemporary...
What Do Sandy & Pearl Harbor Have In Common? Politicians Exploit Both To Push Cybersecurity Agendas

How The World Will End On Friday

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As you may know, some people believe the world is going to end on Friday. The people who believe this believe it because they believe that some Mayan writings said the world will end on Friday. Other people, happily, disagree. About the world ending. About what the Mayan writings said....
How The World Will End On Friday

How ISPs' 'six strikes' anti-piracy program could wreak havoc on public Wi-Fi hotspots

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How ISPs' 'six strikes' anti-piracy program could wreak havoc on public Wi-Fi hotspots

Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

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Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013. [Read more]...
Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

Experts See Parallels Between Dot-Com, Social Media Bubbles

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First in a five-part series. When you spend a week interviewing people about a social media bubble and whether it exists, one of the things you notice is that people who insist there is no bubble make little mention of revenue and business models. They talk about the depth...
Experts See Parallels Between Dot-Com, Social Media Bubbles

How Enhanced Ebooks Will Cause Havoc

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How Enhanced Ebooks Will Cause Havoc

GOOD NEWS: The FAA May Finally Stop Lying About How Your Gadgets Can Cause Plane Crashes And Actually Test The Theory

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The New York Times's Nick Bilton is on a one-man crusade to force the Federal Aviation Administration to rethink its blanket ban on electronic gadget use during commercial-flight takeoffs and landings. As far as anyone knows, there is no evidence to support the FAA's assertion that gadgets can wreak...
GOOD NEWS: The FAA May Finally Stop Lying About How Your Gadgets Can Cause Plane Crashes And Actually Test The Theory
Virgin Mobile fails web security 101, leaves six million subscriber accounts wide open

Mystery malware that targeted energy group contains amateur coding goof

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Shamoon's date-comparison routine. Kaspersky Lab The mystery malware that recently wreaked havoc on energy sector computers contains an amateur programming error that's not typical of state-sponsored attacks, security researchers said. The flaw, which was reported in a blog post published on Tuesday by researchers from Russia-based Kaspersky Lab, was...
Mystery malware that targeted energy group contains amateur coding goof

Violent Flash Mobs Becoming a Problem in Philly

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Flash mobs are usually associated with randomized fun (or pantlessness), but in Philly, they’re basically akin to randomized violence. Last night, Mayor Michael Nutter and District Attorney Seth Williams took to the streets to spread a message to the city’s young, social media-savvy inhabitants: Flash mobs will not be...
Violent Flash Mobs Becoming a Problem in Philly

Google announces Android 4.2 for Nexus, a "new flavor of Jelly Bean" with gesture typing, multiple users

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Hurricane Sandy may have wreaked havoc with Google’s big event plans today, but that didn’t stop the Internet giant rolling out the news anyway. In addition to three new sizes of Nexus – small, medium and large – Android 4.2 also got a look-in, “a new flavor” of Jelly Bean,...
Google announces Android 4.2 for Nexus, a "new flavor of Jelly Bean" with gesture typing, multiple users

Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

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In other e-mail news today, Yahoo Mail launched an upgrade that would make it “faster and easier” to use. Instead, when Yahoo Mail users tried to log into their accounts, they got stuck in a vortex of a unresponsive terms and conditions page or a failed message. As TechCrunch reported,...
Yahoo Mail upgrade crashes, burns

How The World Will End

www.businessinsider.com
As you may know, some people believe the world is going to end on Friday, December 21. It's already Friday, December 21, in New Zealand, and the world hasn't ended, but sharp doomsayers on Twitter point out that the Mayans were on Central time not New Zealand time. And the...
How The World Will End

Windows XP: 798 days until Microsoft turns off the light

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Windows XP has been largely absent from the news in the last year, sitting back while Windows 7 sold hundreds of millions of copies, and Windows 8 became a publicly known quantity. Given the age of Windows XP, you might think that it is very much a closed chapter; you...
Windows XP: 798 days until Microsoft turns off the light
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