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Augmented reality sandbox lets you change the course of rivers, won't get you wet

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Ask in any kid, playing in the sandbox is fun enough on its own, but too much moisture will turn your grainy playground into a lumpy mess. Researchers at UC Davis have cooked up one solution: an augmented reality sandbox. The project uses a Kinect sensor in conjunction with...
Augmented reality sandbox lets you change the course of rivers, won't get you wet

Greenplum, Kaggle play big data matchmakers

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Sometimes it’s hard for data scientists and big data sets to find each other. That’s the problem that EMC’s Greenplum division and Kaggle  are taking on with a new partnership. Kaggle is a predictive modeling platform that sponsors competitions in which data scientists compete to solve big data problems. Under the...
Greenplum, Kaggle play big data matchmakers

Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

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Kaspersky co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, has launched a bizarre attack on Apple over its ban on iOS antivirus app, predicting that it will ultimately “mean disaster” for the company as malware developers target the mobile operating system. Speaking with The Register in Sydney, Kaspersky described his disappointment that Apple wouldn’t let the...
Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

Mozilla and Google accuse Microsoft of unfair browser competition

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Microsoft will restrict third-party browsers like Firefox and Chrome to the Metro sandbox in Windows 8 for ARM devices, while treating Internet Explorer 10 as an “intrinsic feature” of Windows. Mozilla and its primary backer, Google, say that’s not fair....
Mozilla and Google accuse Microsoft of unfair browser competition

TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

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A new class of entrepreneurs is getting ready to take on the Windy City. On Thursday, TechStars Chicago, which was formed earlier this year when the Boulder-based TechStars program joined forces with the local Excelerate Labs, announced its first cohort of startups. Troy Henikoff, the program’s managing director, said the...
TechStars Chicago's first class of startups: patient-monitoring, matchmaking and marketing

YouTube’s co-founders raise Series A funding for AVOS from Google Ventures and NEA

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The Internet company AVOS Systems has raised a Series A round, its co-founder Chad Hurley announced on stage during TNW Conference in Amsterdam today. New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Google Ventures led the round with participation from Madrone Capital and China-based incubator Innovation Works. The fact that Google is co-leading the round isn’t...
YouTube’s co-founders raise Series A funding for AVOS from Google Ventures and NEA

Google's Chrome browser is first to fall at Pwn2own hacking contest

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After managing to evade hackers for a number of years, Google's browser is targeted by French group Vupen which has controversial method of funding itself: selling vulnerabilities to governmentsWell, that's a turnup for the books: Google's Chrome browser has been the first to be hacked at the annual Pwn2own competition....
Google's Chrome browser is first to fall at Pwn2own hacking contest

Google Just Gave A Bunch Of Money To A Guy Who Hacked Chrome (GOOG)

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Remember when Google offered up $1 million to anyone who could pose a security threat to Chrome? Looks like the company will have to pay up, but not nearly that amount. Sergey Glazunov, a Russian student, successfully hacked a computer running a Chrome browser by using a never-before-seen exploit,...
Google Just Gave A Bunch Of Money To A Guy Who Hacked Chrome (GOOG)
Augmented Reality Sandbox uses Kinect for real-time topography and simulated water

Google Chrome's winning streak fades at annual hacking contest

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As day one of the annual Pwn2Own hacker contest wound down on Wednesday, no browser suffered more abuse than Google Chrome, which was felled by an attack exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in the most up-to-date version. Combined with a separate contest Google sponsored a few feet away, it...
Google Chrome's winning streak fades at annual hacking contest

Wii Homebrew channel sneaks onto Wii U, sticks with what it knows

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Back in 2010, Ninteno's waggle-riffic wonder would occasionally pulsate with a charming blue glow: update me, it said, I have hackers to fight. Although its efforts were quickly circumvented by Hackmii's LetterBomb installer, the Wii's 4.3 update was Nintendo's last stand against the homebrew community -- it hasn't offered...
Wii Homebrew channel sneaks onto Wii U, sticks with what it knows
Linus Torvalds Gives Nvidia The Finger. Literally

Internet Eggheads Ready Superfast Innovation Platform

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The world's first software-defined network (SDN) is one step closer to being launched, as more than 300 network engineers gather at Stanford University this week to prepare an OpenFlow 100G Ethernet SDN within the research project known as Internet2. Scientists and academics at the Summer 2012 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs conference...
Internet Eggheads Ready Superfast Innovation Platform

Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

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After years of adamantly flying solo, one of the industry's most prominent and successful bootstrappers just took $100 million from a prominent venture capital firm. Why did GitHub do it, and is the company abandoning its principles or making a smart move for future growth? Abandoning Bootstrapping Social coding...
Is GitHub Selling Out or Moving Up?

'Bug' Allows Same-Sex Marriage In Nintendo Game, Nintendo Releases Patch To 'Fix' It

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Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you're probably aware that the tide is turning here in the States more and more in favor of rights for the LGBT community. Interestingly, America rests somewhere in the middle on the spectrum on these kinds of issues, with plenty of world...
'Bug' Allows Same-Sex Marriage In Nintendo Game, Nintendo Releases Patch To 'Fix' It

Adobe's sandboxed Protected Mode for Flash Player coming to Firefox

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It seems like every other day someone is poking a new security hole in Flash Player or Adobe's issuing another patch to fix one. To make it harder for people to exploit vulnerabilities in the rich media player, Adobe is working on a sandboxed Firefox version for Vista and...
Adobe's sandboxed Protected Mode for Flash Player coming to Firefox

Backers & Hackers Start Playing With App.Net

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Over the weekend, budding Twitter competitor App.net reached its funding goal of $500,000. Already the service has an alpha website and an API, allowing backers and hackers alike to play with it. As to be expected, the early users are geeky and mostly male. It's fun watching a nascent service...
Backers & Hackers Start Playing With App.Net

U. Michigan Launches World's Biggest Sandbox for Wi-Fi Connected Cars

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A not-so-futuristic world in which drivers, cars and roads operate in a highly connected network of instantaneous data got one step closer to reality today. The scale of the project, managed by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), is unprecedented. For the next 12 months, nearly 3,000 cars...
U. Michigan Launches World's Biggest Sandbox for Wi-Fi Connected Cars

Two Years and $33 Million Later, Startup Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies

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A couple of years ago Ken Lerer and his son Ben put together an investment fund that concentrates on early stage startups. Which means they were doing the same thing that lots of other well-off, well-connected guys have been for the last couple years. At the time, the Lerer’s pitch...
Two Years and $33 Million Later, Startup Investor Lerer Ventures Starts Building Its Own Companies
Yet another Java flaw allows "complete" bypass of security sandbox

How would you change Amazon's Kindle Fire?

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The Kindle Fire is less a tablet and more a $200 window into Amazon's storefront. The 7-inch slate that shares its DNA with the BlackBerry PlayBook lacks any physical features bar a micro-USB port, headphone jack and speaker. Internally, that 1GHz CPU is paired up with 512MB of RAM...
How would you change Amazon's Kindle Fire?

Review: Axon Idea Processor's awkward interface hinders its productivity-boosting goal

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Axon Idea Processor ($135; limited demo) presents something of a paradox: I can see many potential uses for it that other applications will not fulfill, but the experience of working with it makes me wonder if it's worth it. Axon Idea Processor is not purely an outliner or mindmapper...
Review: Axon Idea Processor's awkward interface hinders its productivity-boosting goal

AI Gaming Startup Storybricks Collaborating With Sony Online For EverQuest Next

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We’d been hearing for a while that Storybricks, the AI gaming startup co-founded by serial entrepreneur Rodolfo Rosini, had picked up a major client win since pivoting to license its technology to games studios. We just didn’t say who, in case it hadn’t closed, except to describe the potential partnership...
AI Gaming Startup Storybricks Collaborating With Sony Online For EverQuest Next

Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics

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When Bain Ventures invested $5.2 million into Boston-based Tracelytics, one of the firm’s portfolio companies took an interest. After a few months of getting-to-know-yous, the company, AppNeta, became interested enough to acquire Tracelytics. Which it did. Today. “It’s a bittersweet day,” CEO John Vigeant says, “but our name will be...
Bain Ventures-Backed AppNeta Acquires Bain Ventures-Backed Tracelytics

Betaworks With A Twist: Sandbox Brings Its Startup Foundry To San Francisco

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Sandbox Industries isn’t easy to describe in a few words. The Chicago-based company has its hands in quite a few pots; it’s both a startup foundry and a venture capital firm focused on building and investing in seed-stage software and consumer tech startups. But, as the founder and primary investor...
Betaworks With A Twist: Sandbox Brings Its Startup Foundry To San Francisco
Ford Launches Open Developer Program To Let Mobile Apps Interface With Its Cars
Hopscotch App Aims To Get Both Girls And Boys Interested In Programming

The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

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Apple uses the ARM architecture for its chip sets on its iPhones and tablets. Now we are seeing the first uses for ARM-powered architectures on servers to power cloud environments. Contributors to OpenStack have developed the first ARM powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack.org, the free sandbox for...
The ARM-Powered Cloud Comes To OpenStack

Teenage Hacker Scores $60,000 From Google For Discovering Security Issue In Chrome (Again)

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A teenage hacker who goes by the name of “Pinkie Pie” will receive $60,000 in prize money from Google, by producing the first Chrome vulnerability at the Hack in the Box conference on Wednesday. The exploit was discovered and successfully launched just ahead of the deadline for completion, according to early...
Teenage Hacker Scores $60,000 From Google For Discovering Security Issue In Chrome (Again)

Google touts improved Flash Player security in Chrome for Mac, says it's safer than ever

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Needless to say, Adobe hasn't had the best of times when it comes to the overall reliability of its Flash Player on Apple-made devices -- so much so that Steve Jobs took it upon himself to write some thoughts about it a couple of years ago. Thanks to Google,...
Google touts improved Flash Player security in Chrome for Mac, says it's safer than ever
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