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Amazon S3 Price Reduction

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As you can tell from my recent post on Amazon S3 Growth for 2011, our customers are uploading new objects to Amazon S3 at an incredible rate. We continue to innovate on your behalf to drive down storage costs and pass along the resultant savings to you at every possible...
Amazon S3 Price Reduction
Single molecule circuit controlled through quantum interference

Your deleted Facebook photos might still be in the cloud, three years after flaw was discovered

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Ars Technica has found that the photo deletion flaw it discovered on Facebook three years ago still exists, where images that users have supposedly deleted are still accessible to those with the link months or years later. The issue raises questions over the principle of who owns the data...
Your deleted Facebook photos might still be in the cloud, three years after flaw was discovered

Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

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It’s hardly surprising that the site has fallen over at the hands of an organisation that is not keen on site blocking, aligns itself broadly with The Pirate Bay (TPB) and says “Expect Us”. The action has come about as Virgin Media complies with the latest court ruling that followed...
Anonymous downs Virgin Media website in response to The Pirate Bay blockage, as proxy wars continue

'Thermal cloak' hides from heat

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Researchers borrow ideas from the study of Harry Potter-style "optical cloaking" to create a thermal cloak that can in principle hide objects from heat....
'Thermal cloak' hides from heat

Here’s a great (and hilarious) way to fight spammers and scammers

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Last night I spent a few hours (seriously) reading the hilarious stories at DontEvenReply.com. The website’s author emails people who post classified ads. As he puts it: “My goal is to mess with them, confuse them, and/or piss them off”. He succeeds amazingly well. One story in particular was amusing....
Here’s a great (and hilarious) way to fight spammers and scammers

Neutrinos can transmit messages through walls, mountains, planets

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Neutrinos may not travel as fast as we first hoped, but then they have other special abilities to make up for it. Being almost massless, they can penetrate the thickest barriers, which ought to make them ideal message carriers. To illustrate the point, scientists sent the word "Neutrino" on...
Neutrinos can transmit messages through walls, mountains, planets

Internet trolls targeted in new bill to tackle defamation online

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Websites will get greater protection from being sued if they help identify people posting defamatory messages under new plansMajor reforms of the libel laws will see a duty placed on internet service providers to try to identify internet trolls without victims needing to resort to costly legal action.Websites will also...
Internet trolls targeted in new bill to tackle defamation online

Ebooks shouldn't be restricted by European borders

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Why have ebooks if not to access them in an instant? Europe needs a digital single market for its ebook industryEurope, including the UK, would have a growing economy today if we had a real digital single market. Just look at the ebooks market. While ebooks are booming around the...
Ebooks shouldn't be restricted by European borders
Seeing a power law in data doesn't make it real
Estimize Takes Stock Gamification One Step Further With Challenges

Omron releases a pair of sleep monitoring gadgets that watch you slumber

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Insomnia and a love of gadgets go hand-in-hand, so it's no surprise that more companies want a piece of Zeo's sleep-monitoring action. Omron's the latest to supply an offering with a pair of sensors to work out how much shut-eye your getting. Working on the principle that you stop...
Omron releases a pair of sleep monitoring gadgets that watch you slumber
Google, April 1, And The Trouble With Tricks You Know Are Coming
Saga for iOS and Android: a virtual assistant to help improve your quality of life

Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money

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Today you can help someone escape poverty by trying out microlending platform Kiva, and it won’t cost you a dime. Go to kiva.org/free where Reid Hoffman has put up $1 million of his money to let 40,000 people give $25 microloans to help those in need start farms and general...
Visit kiva.org/free To Microlend $1 Million of Reid Hoffman’s Money

DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit

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As one of the largest files-sharing sites on the Internet, DepositFiles is visited by millions of users per day. After the Megaupload shutdown the cyberlocker appeared to be one of the top alternatives. Aside from attracting new users, the site also grabbed the attention of Hollywood with the MPAA describing...
DepositFiles Settles Multi Million Dollar Piracy Lawsuit
South Korean KT Corp blocks internet access for Samsung Smart TVs
Erasing a bit shown to boost entropy
Facebook stock tumbles nearly ten percent: how low can it go?

Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store

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Apple may be a big dog in music and movie sales and rentals, but it’s definitely not a big dog in ebooks. That’s what makes this note from Seth Godin particularly galling. In a post on PaidContent, Godin writes that Apple has refused to sell his new book Stop Stealing...
Apple Refuses To Sell Book That Links To Amazon Store

FTC flexes muscles, warns that sharing can’t be ‘forced’ on social websites

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In an apparent bid to boost its profile, establish a more serious position in the industry, and begin to chart a stronger direction for its activities, the FTC is in the news again, this time with a warning. According to The Hill, this morning the FTC’s commissioner Julie Brill admitted that...
FTC flexes muscles, warns that sharing can’t be ‘forced’ on social websites
Libertarians make the case: net neutrality is unconstitutional

SkyDrive APIs – Bring your data to any app, any platform, any device

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On Monday, we released preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows and Mac, along with updates for iOS and Windows Phone. With SkyDrive on your desktop, you can now access files in the cloud right from any of your PC or Mac apps. And since we launched our API, we’ve been...
SkyDrive APIs – Bring your data to any app, any platform, any device

Shared Mobile Data Plans: Who Benefits?

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Verizon and AT&T, the two biggest mobile carriers in the United States, are offering shared data plans, which will allow customers to pay for a single pool of data and share it across multiple smartphones, tablets and laptops. The concept of sharing sounds good in principle, but the costs of...
Shared Mobile Data Plans: Who Benefits?

Why MIT’s Technology Review is going digital first

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Magazines and newspapers of all kinds have been experimenting with paywalls, iPad apps and other methods of handling the ongoing disruption that the web and digital media have produced, but very few have taken a fully “digital first” approach. MIT’s well-respected Technology Review magazine has become the latest to...
Why MIT’s Technology Review is going digital first

One week with IE9: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s browser

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Our in-depth look at Bing was popular enough that we have taken another crack at the same principle, this time with Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s current browser.  Be honest, when was the last time that you fired up Internet Explorer in the morning, with the intent of using it for...
One week with IE9: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s browser
Microsoft-developed on{X} is a flexible automation tool for Android
Scientists measure heat produced by erasing a single bit of information

Fusion-io SDK gives developers native memory access, keys to the NAND realm

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Thought your SATA SSD chugged along real nice? Think again. Fusion-io has just released an SDK that will allow developers to bypass all the speed draining bottlenecks that rob NAND memory of its true potential (i.e. the kernel block I/O layer,) and tap directly into the memory itself. In...
Fusion-io SDK gives developers native memory access, keys to the NAND realm

Mastery And Mimicry

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The Internet is an amazing place. Last weekend an email arrived in my inbox with the subject line "Hello From MIT". That got me to open it. Turns out it was from Sep Kamvar, a faculty member at the MIT Media Lab, and before that the Stanford computer science department....
Mastery And Mimicry
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