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Newly evolved gene may have changed humans' brains

New Cyberweapon IXESHE Discovered

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A new advanced persistent threat named IXESHE (pronounced I-Sushi) was recently discovered on the computer networks of Taiwanese electronics companies and several East Asian governments. The IXESHE campaign appears to have been underway since early 2009.According to a research paper by Trend Micro, IXESHE spread via infected .PDF files that...
New Cyberweapon IXESHE Discovered

Why Private Torrent Sites Have Strict Copyright Enforcement Rules

torrentfreak.com
When asked to come up with an example of a torrent site, most tech-savvy Internet users might cite a public and open site such as The Pirate Bay. However, thousands of file-sharers – many of whom consider themselves to be experts – might reference a private invite-only site like What.cd....
Why Private Torrent Sites Have Strict Copyright Enforcement Rules

Parkour robot can leap ledges in a single bound

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Your Roomba can’t jump, can it? UPenn researchers presented the acrobatic feats of their X-RHex-Light robot today at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Germany. Their research paper “Toward a Vocabulary of Legged Leaping” details how they taught the robot the tricks to not only run, but...
Parkour robot can leap ledges in a single bound

Can PageRank-like approach aid fight against cancer?

arstechnica.com
When covering the world of science, it's quite common to come across press releases with eye-catching titles that don't really hold up when you look at the underlying work. It's quite a bit less common to see that in the title of the research paper itself. But that seems to...
Can PageRank-like approach aid fight against cancer?
Google wants to ditch passwords, let you log in with the ring on your finger

China expresses concern at Android's domination of its smartphone market

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The greatest truism in the mobile world these days is that Android is growing, however its exponential expansion isn't being welcomed with open arms by all. A new research paper from the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (translated by Reuters) has concluded that the country's "mobile operating...
China expresses concern at Android's domination of its smartphone market
Vanishing Webpage Links Google to Network Maverick Nicira

Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs

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It can be tough to stay connected over long distances. Yes, there’s phone calls, texting, Facebook, Twitter, IM, video chatting and everything else. But what if you could give virtual hugs to each other using battery-powered, Internet-enabled pillows? Credit: Carnegie Mellon research paper, 2003. Microsoft just patented that … and...
Microsoft patents long-distance virtual handshakes, hugs

Is Your Memory Good Enough To Remember That You Read This?

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You know your device's memory will one day fail or not be enough, but how well do you know the faults of your onboard wetware?The best memory system may not be the one inside your head. Scientists are learning more every day about the fragile nature of memories, including the...
Is Your Memory Good Enough To Remember That You Read This?
Current flash memory technologies won't scale beyond 2024, researchers say

The Netbook Is Really Dead: Asus (And The Rest) Won't Make Any More In 2013 (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Sayonara, netbooks. The end of 2012 marks the end of the manufacture of the diddy machines that were - for a time - the Great White Hope of the PC market. If you believed ABI Research in 2009, then next year netbooks (initially defined as machines with Intel Atom processors...
The Netbook Is Really Dead: Asus (And The Rest) Won't Make Any More In 2013 (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One

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New research from Google suggests what we all likely know to be true – your pet’s name followed by a few numbers just isn’t cutting it as a password these days. The company will be publishing a new research paper in the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine this month, but Wired got...
Google Wants Your Next Password To Be A Physical One

Critical Flaw Found In Virtually All AV Software

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Securityemo writes "The Register is running an article about a new method to bypass antivirus software, discovered by Matousec. By sending benign code to the antivirus driver hooks, and switching it out for malicious code at the last moment, the antivirus can be completely bypassed. This attack is apparently much...
Critical Flaw Found In Virtually All AV Software
Networks: Ex-Amazon Genius Joins Battle for the Future of Networking

The Chilling Effects Of Copyfraud: Blocking A Researcher From Fair Use... And Scaring Him Into Staying Quiet About It

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I recently came across yet another story of copyfraud, but due to the nature of our litigious society and the way in which certain companies over-aggressively defend their rights, I need to prevent many of the details from being explained here, and have had to anonymize nearly everything. A family...
The Chilling Effects Of Copyfraud: Blocking A Researcher From Fair Use... And Scaring Him Into Staying Quiet About It

How Piracy Created The Massive Movie Industry Success Of Nollywood

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We've written in the past about how the three largest movie producing countries in the world are Nigeria, India and China -- despite the fact that all three have extremely high rates of infringement. It seemed to offer the perfect counterpoint to the insistence from the MPAA that high piracy...
How Piracy Created The Massive Movie Industry Success Of Nollywood
Steve Chu says goodbye to the Department of Energy

Can Googling be racist? | Arwa Mahdawi

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A Harvard study has found racial bias in Google searches. Yet it's not the search engine but our own prejudice that's to blameReaders, I hate it to break it to you, but according to Harvard the internet is racist. I suggest you stop using it immediately unless you want your...
Can Googling be racist? | Arwa Mahdawi

Should I use health apps?

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Some claim to cure acne, others that they can identify melanomas. But do the thousands of health apps for smartphone and tablets launched each year have any real medical benefits?There are more than 1,000 health smartphone/tablet apps released every month. You can use them to measure your mood, track your...
Should I use health apps?

Report: Facebook Alumni Have Raised $271 M. in Venture Capital

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A new report from CB Insights attempts to gather up all the ventures of the roving Facebook Mafia and put a number on how much money these Silicon Valley chosen ones have raised. "For those unfamiliar with the term, the Facebook Mafia refers to alumni of Facebook who’ve gone on to found...
Report: Facebook Alumni Have Raised $271 M. in Venture Capital

Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

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Timothy B. Lee, a regular contributor to Ars Technica and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, has joined forces with Christina Mulligan, a postdoctoral resident fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, to research a key problem posed by software patents: the cost of finding...
Opinion: The problem with software patents? They don't scale

Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

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Scientists across the world are tweeting about how experiments really get done. Some are brutally honest, most are very funnyScientists are a precise bunch. Our experiments are carefully planned down to the last detail, the methods we use are selected with great care and forethought and our sample sizes are...
Scientists take to Twitter to reveal their less than scientific methods

Tough Luck, Nerds: The Interstellar Vacation of Your Dreams Is at Least 200 Years Away

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A research paper on interstellar travel shows that the earliest humans will be boarding a spaceship and jetting to another star is probably in about 200 years. Could be as soon as 2106. Could be as far off as 4220. Hard to say really!...
Tough Luck, Nerds: The Interstellar Vacation of Your Dreams Is at Least 200 Years Away

Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]

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Big enterprises that force their workers to change their access passwords on a regular basis, and adhere to complex rules when they do, might be their own worst enemy. At least that's how Boston Globe editor Mark Pothier sees it, and he cites a Microsoft research paper as part...
Mandatory Password Changes Costs Billions in Lost Productivity [Passwords]
Microsoft's 'HomeOS' automation platform detailed in research paper

Examining Virtual Crimes

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GamePolitics has an article about a research paper issued by the AU government's Institute of Criminology titled "Crime Risks of Three-Dimensional Virtual Environments." The paper discusses the legal questions raised by game worlds and avatars, ranging from regulation of in-game currency to a report of virtual rape. "A person controlling...
Examining Virtual Crimes

Google offers up secret sauce on new voice search

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A research paper explains just how Google is able to give users speedy, accurate query returns with its new voice search tech -- it boils down to huge amounts of data. [Read more]...
Google offers up secret sauce on new voice search

Study: BitTorrent piracy not hurting movie exports

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A joint research paper from the Departments of Economics at both Wellesley College (Brett Danaher) and the University of Minnesota (Joel Waldfogel) has suggested that BitTorrent movie rips and other Internet piracy wasn't hurting movies after they were exported to other countries. In instances where a US movie hadn't been...
Study: BitTorrent piracy not hurting movie exports
Computer game secures crypto systems from rubber hose attacks
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