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How NatWest's IT meltdown developed

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Guardian's investigations suggest bank's problems began on Tuesday night when it updated key piece of software called CA-7NatWest has admitted that it could not say exactly how much money should be in individual accounts as the crisis caused by a failed software update last week spiralled out of control for...
How NatWest's IT meltdown developed
Researchers want to predict disasters by mining the New York Times archives

Flight Control HD on the iPad

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Flight Control HD on the iPad is a post from Chris PirilloThe flight-simulation game you already love to play on your iPhone is now coming to your iPad. With the large iPad screen, the game is now bigger, clearer and has more room to perform chaotic landing sequences.Flight Control HD...
Flight Control HD on the iPad

UTF-8: Bits, Bytes, and Benefits

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UTF-8 is a way to encode Unicode code points—integer values from 0 through 10FFFF—into a byte stream, and it is far simpler than many people realize. The easiest way to make it confusing or complicated is to treat it as a black box, never looking inside. So let's start...
UTF-8: Bits, Bytes, and Benefits

Do you own your genes, or can Big Pharma patent them?

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The study searched the human genome for small and large sequences patented under just a single diagnostic test, and found they existed in 689 other places....
Do you own your genes, or can Big Pharma patent them?

Researchers get cardiac muscle cells to grow, repair heart attack damage

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djneight Heart attacks cause both long- and short-term problems. In the short-term, the death of cardiac muscle cells can cause a critical drop in the heart's ability to function. Over the long haul, problems arise because the damage is largely repaired by scar tissue, rather than functional muscle. For...
Researchers get cardiac muscle cells to grow, repair heart attack damage

No, the Neanderthal genome has not been completed

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The new genome (in red) is shown in relationship to other human genomes. http://www.eva.mpg.de/neandertal/index.html Today, the people behind the Neanderthal genome project (Svante Pääbo's group at the Max Planck Institute) loosed yet another Neanderthal genome on the world, a genome that many press outlets are calling "complete." This one...
No, the Neanderthal genome has not been completed

IT Automation: 5 Ways To Hit The "Ugly" Stuff First

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Guest author Jonathan Crane is Chief Commercial Officer of IPsoft. As IT has expanded over the past decade, the average IT department has been required to spend more time and effort just keeping systems and services running. IT staffs now devote up to 30% of their time to making sure...
IT Automation: 5 Ways To Hit The "Ugly" Stuff First

Rock Runners - review

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iOS; Chillingo; 69p; Apple App Store downloadReading this on mobile? Click here to viewLike many of the best iPhone/iPad games, Rock Runners' interactions are minimal, requiring a simple tap to make your runner jump. From this one point of contact the game invents dozens of ways to challenge you, from...
Rock Runners - review

Indulge Your Steampunk Urges By Tweeting In Morse Code With Your iPhone

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Google’s promise of bringing morse code to our smartphones may have just been a cleverly crafted joke, but if you’re just tickled by the concept’s delightful sense of anachronism, a new iOS app called TeleTweet should definitely be on your radar. Released by the team from Shacked Software this past...
Indulge Your Steampunk Urges By Tweeting In Morse Code With Your iPhone

Sony puts animated .gif creation in more hands with mobile app

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Sony may be winding up production of its cassette tape players this month, but the firm is nevertheless going back in time to kickstart another retro media format. The company has just released a production studio for partially-animated .gifs, catering to the growing appreciation of the lo-fi graphics format. Motiongraph...
Sony puts animated .gif creation in more hands with mobile app

Your Brain Can Remember Passwords Without You Even Realizing It

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A game developed by a Stanford group showed that players can remember complex sequences without ever knowing the sequence was there....
Your Brain Can Remember Passwords Without You Even Realizing It

Google Chrome 4.1, Now Available

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Google Chrome 4.1 for Windows doesn't add too many new features, but it's a very interesting release.Google Chrome is the only browser that automatically translates web pages written in foreign languages. It's a great feature, previously available in Google Toolbar and in a Chrome extension, that's now included in a...
Google Chrome 4.1, Now Available

The Game Of Thrones Opening Credits

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The Game Of Thrones Opening Credits: John Axelrod of Forbes: How to construct one? They have approximately three months to produce the credits, and create the sequences for all 10 episodes in one batch. The credits change weekly as campaigns expand or end in ignoble defeat, and all every location...
The Game Of Thrones Opening Credits

‘Automagic’ video editing app Magisto now gives special moments prime place in your Facebook Timeline

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We first covered Magisto last year when it had just launched as an easy way to automatically edit your videos, turning them into slick sequences complete with a soundtrack in just a few clicks. A year on, the startup has today launched integration with Facebook’s Timeline, giving you a dedicated place to show off...
‘Automagic’ video editing app Magisto now gives special moments prime place in your Facebook Timeline
'Prometheus' visual effects breakdown explains some of the film's key scenes
Sphero robot ball now shipping internationally, two new apps coming soon
Audi shows off e-bike concept: carbon fiber body, top speeds of 50 mph, built-in Wi-Fi

This blogpost will cause lasting damage to children's brains | Dean Burnett

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Susan Greenfield has warned of the danger to children presented by the internet, video games and online porn, but that's nothing compared with the threat posed by this blogpostBaroness Susan Greenfield has yet again been warning of the dangers posed to children by some form of electronic media, this time...
This blogpost will cause lasting damage to children's brains | Dean Burnett

Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

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Readers ask questions about how to automate keystroke sequences in OS X, and other topics. [Read more]...
Q&A: MacFixIt Answers
How Graph Search became Facebook's super sexy love letter to structured data

Five Reasons Why You Should Go See How To Train Your Dragon THIS WEEKEND

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I first saw the character art for Dreamworks Animation film How to Train Your Dragon, I was unimpressed. “Here we go again,” I thought. “Another bland assortment of well-worn archetypes in another uninspired, crappy-looking Dreamworks picture.” But as the positive buzz...
Five Reasons Why You Should Go See How To Train Your Dragon THIS WEEKEND

The new stars of reggae are nothing like the old ones

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Earthly music just ain't enough for reggae / rock band Echo Movement. In search of extraterrestrial inspiration, they hooked up with researchers at Georgia Tech's Sonification Lab, which specializes in turning ugly numbers into beautiful music. Using data from NASA's Kepler telescope and its search for Earth II, SonLab...
The new stars of reggae are nothing like the old ones

Become a card-carrying ghost hunter with Zynga's Ayakashi: Ghost Guild

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Ayakashi: Ghost Guild is a new mobile card-battling game from Zynga, available now as a free download from the App Store and Google Play. Zynga’s typical pattern in both the mobile and Web-based social game scene is to carefully observe established patterns and conventions in popular types of game, then...
Become a card-carrying ghost hunter with Zynga's Ayakashi: Ghost Guild
Siri ads “false and misleading,” according to class action lawsuit
NASA used 'LOL memory' in the Apollo missions
Help identify African wildlife captured on remote camera from your browser

Infographic: buying DVDs vs pirating them

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This pithy and funny chart does a superb job of explaining how the insertion of a lot of "business model" (FBI warnings, unskippable trailers, THX vanity sequences) makes buying a DVD a lot worse than pirating the same disc online. I rip all my kid's DVDs (not least because...
Infographic: buying DVDs vs pirating them

8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

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The Source-engine based remake of the original Half-Life has finally arrived. Black Mesa Source began development in 2004 as a fan-made reworking of the original classic by Valve Software and had been dubbed vaporware many times over the course of its life. Now, anyone with a PC and a copy...
8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

Far Cry 3 lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem: 'The story is the game'

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The writer talks about storytelling, hallucinogenic sequences and how next-gen consoles will take game-writing to new heightsVideogames are routinely accused of manifesting all sorts of failings, principally by those who would never dream of playing any of them. But one oft-heard criticism that even the most passionate gamer would concede...
Far Cry 3 lead writer Jeffrey Yohalem: 'The story is the game'
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