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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

stephendavion Re:Sucks (702 comments)

haha ...

about 2 months ago
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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

stephendavion When Will They???? (702 comments)

When will they return the devices???? I dont want to loose my iPhone or iPad .....

about 2 months ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

stephendavion Re:Trend (192 comments)

and you know how the " Made in China " things works ... LMAO

about 2 months ago
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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

stephendavion Re:All wars ... (192 comments)

Eurasia and that too selected countries ... not all

about 2 months ago
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Great White Sharks Making Comeback Off Atlantic Coast

stephendavion Danger??? (107 comments)

hmmmm ...the swimmers need to be more careful then ,.....

about 2 months ago
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I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

stephendavion Playing WOW (139 comments)

playing World of Warcraft .....

about 2 months ago
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Computer Scientists Develop 'Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzles' To Encrypt Software

stephendavion is it helpful? (245 comments)

can any explain how exactly this will be helpful ....

1 year,28 days

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Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  2 days ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home. The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem. The standalone chip could be used in wearable tech, as well as security devices such as "smart" smoke alarms. It is built to protect against overheating, and withstand tough conditions. The modem also features an embedded power supply."
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Shvabe to test new ship-mounted laser cannon for cutting ice

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  3 days ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Shvabe has designed and developed a new laser cannon for ships, which is capable of cutting ice. The ship-mounted laser can be used to support operations such as work at oil and gas platforms in the Arctic seas, making it easier to break the ice, reported RIA Novosti. This ship-mounted laser developed for exploration and development in the Arctic. This laser works like glass cutters, snipping away at the ice, and then the ship using its own weight can push through."
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Amazing New Invention: A Nail Polish That Detects Date Rape Drugs

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  4 days ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Checking to see if your drink has been tampered with is about to get a whole lot more discreet. Thanks to the work of four North Carolina State University undergrads, you’ll soon be able to find out without reaching for a testing tool. That’s because you’ll already have five of them on each hand. The team — Ankesh Madan, Stephen Gray, Tasso Von Windheim, and Tyler Confrey-Maloney — has come up with a creative and unobtrusive way to package chemicals that react when exposed to Rohypnol and GHB. They put it in nail polish that they’re calling Undercover Colors."
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Via Gyroscope

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Researchers will demonstrate the process used to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. Researchers from Stanford and a defence research group at Rafael will demonstrate a way to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. According to the 'Gyrophone: Recognizing Speech From Gyroscope Signals' study, the gyroscopes integrated into smartphones were sensitive enough to enable some sound waves to be picked up, transforming them into crude microphones."
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Xiaomi's Next OS Is The Most Shameless iOS Rip-Off You Will Ever See

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Looks like Chinese device maker, Xiaomi, is taking its "Apple of the East" tag too literally. First, their CEO brazenly copies Steve Jobs' signature look, sitting cross-legged on the floor and everything. And now, Xiaomi's latest version of Android shamelessly rips off iOS 7. MIUI 6, which is Xiaomi's upcoming edition of Android for its latest phones and tablets, looks almost exactly like Apple's operating system for iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch. It features the same bright color palette and a flat design. Heck, it even does away with Google's "app drawer" and puts all apps on your home screen. It's like the CEO handed iPhones to the design team and barked: "Here, copy this!""
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GD PRC-155 radios make long-distance transmission using MUOS satellites

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "General Dynamics (GD) C4 Systems' AN/PRC-155 two-channel Manpack radios have demonstrated their ability to successfully close a communications gap between two talk groups located 2,000m apart. The successful PRC-155 radio-channels transmission bridged the line-of-sight rifleman radio and single-channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS) to the orbiting mobile-user objective system (MUOS) satellites."
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Canada deploys two icebreakers for survey on Arctic Continental Shelf Submission

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about two weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "The Canadian Government has dispatched two icebreakers on a scientific survey to accumulate data required for Canada's Arctic continental shelf submission. The move forms part of the country's efforts to stake a claim on the North Pole, which is a potentially mineral-rich area. The vessels, CCGS Terry Fox and the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent, departed from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador to analyse a portion of the Eurasian Basin on the eastern Lomonosov Ridge, as well as some areas in the vicinity of the North Pole, if conditions permit."
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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "City of London cops have ventured outside the M25 to cuff a suspect in Nottingham under the suspicion that he runs a "proxy server" which allows users to access 36 verboten sites. Officers from City Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) said they'd arrested and questioned a 20-year-old man suspected of running an "umbrella website" that provided access to websites that are currently subject to blocking orders. The suspect has been released on bail."
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Brent increases towards $105 as US inventories decline

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Brent crude oil increased towards $105 a barrel on Wednesday following a large decline in US crude stocks last week. Reuters reported that Brent crude oil was up 17 cents to $104.78 a barrel, while US crude for September delivery increased 16 cents to $97.54 a barrel. Oil prices have fallen more than $10 a barrel in the past six weeks, following a supply glut in West African and Atlantic markets. Demand in the US remains strong as data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) revealed that crude inventories declined by 5.5 million barrels to 363.9 million barrels in the week ending 1 August."
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Algorithm predicts US Supreme Court decisions 70% of time

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about three weeks ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "A legal scholar says he and colleagues have developed an algorithm that can predict, with 70 percent accuracy, whether the US Supreme Court will uphold or reverse the lower-court decision before it. "Using only data available prior to the date of decision, our model correctly identifies 69.7 percent of the Court’s overall affirm and reverse decisions and correctly forecasts 70.9% of the votes of individual justices across 7,700 cases and more than 68,000 justice votes," Josh Blackman, a South Texas College of Law scholar, wrote on his blog Tuesday."
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Israeli Iron Dome firms 'infiltrated by Chinese hackers'

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Three Israeli defense contractors responsible for building the “Iron Dome” missile shield currently protecting Israel from a barrage of rocket attacks were compromised by hackers and robbed of huge quantities of sensitive documents pertaining to the shield technology, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The never-before publicized intrusions, which occurred between 2011 and 2012, illustrate the continued challenges that defense contractors and other companies face in deterring organized cyber adversaries and preventing the theft of proprietary information."
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World's largest amphibious aircraft goes into production

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about 1 month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Chinese aircraft manufacturer China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) has started trial production of its TA600 amphibious aircraft, claimed to be the world's largest of its kind. With an expected maiden flight late next year, the Chinese plane would replace Japan's ShinMaywa US-2 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft as the largest of its kind globally."
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Survey Shows Growing Number of Airline Passengers Demand Faster In-Flight WiFi

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "In just a few short years, in-flight WiFi has gone from a novel idea to an amenity that most passengers just assume is installed when they board. However prevalent passengers may think the technology is, the fact is that a relatively small number of aircraft worldwide offer the service, but a recent survey shows passengers are clamoring for even faster connections. Honeywell Aerospace, a major supplier of in-flight connectivity hardware, conducted a survey between June 6 and June 19, 2014, among 1,045 Americans age 18 and over who have used in-flight Wi-Fi at least once in the last 12 months. The results, while unsurprising as a whole, give some unique insight into the mind of the connected passenger."
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Seawater fuel: powering the next-generation of ships

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "A team of US Navy scientists recently announced they had converted seawater into fuel. The technology is described as a ‘game changer’ which could drastically reduce the US military’s dependency on fossil fuels. Could the technology solve the current fuel dilemma in commercial shipping as well? In April, scientists from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) announced they had successfully powered a remote-controlled aircraft using nothing but seawater. By extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen and converting it to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel, researchers at the NRL's Materials Science and Technology Division had proved that seawater fuel was actually possible."
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Google launches Dedicated Analytics app for iPhone

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month and a half ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Google has launched a version of its Analytics app for iOS. The app which is available globally and optimized for iPhone and iPod touch lets you access all of your Web and app data as usual, but now it’s packaged in a mobile-friendly format for Apple devices. You can peruse page-view figures and real-time reports of traffic by region, source and more."
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Airport IT: Gatwick embraces cloud power

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month and a half ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "London Gatwick Airport is one of the aviation industry's early adopters of wide-ranging cloud services for its core IT needs. Leading the charge is Gatwick's CIO Michael Ibbitson, who has been pushing to reduce the airport's reliance on centralised data centres by outsourcing to the cloud. In an exclusive interview, Ibbitson gets into the nitty-gritty of revolutionising the IT infrastructure at one of the UK's main air hubs."
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Leading the way – CCS fitted coal-fired power stations now a reality

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month and a half ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Despite being touted as the best way to clean up dirty fossil fuels, commercial deployment of carbon capture storage (CCS) in the power industry has been near non-existent. Now, for the first time ever, a coal-fired power plant is being retrofitted with CCS. The plant, located in Canada, is near completion, while a similar project in the US is also under construction. For continued growth, the coal industry must get clean. Carbon capture storage (CCS) technology is ready and available but is still relatively expensive and has, until recently, never been applied to the power industry before. Two power companies — one in Canada and another in the US — have set out to show how the economics and technology of CCS can be applied to the power industry."
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White House Won't Back Tesla In Direct Sales Fight

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month and a half ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "The luxe electric car company Tesla Motors is not very happy with the Obama administration. Last Friday evening, the White House rejected a petition asking it to "allow Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers in all 50 states." The company responded with a statement of its own criticizing the White House's response as "disappointing" and "timid."

Tesla has been battling multiple local governments over its direct sales model. The position calling on the White House to support the company was posted June 5, 2013 and earned the 100,000 signatures necessary for a White House response within its first month.

The White House response, which was written by Dan Utech, a special assistant to the president for energy and climate change, said, "as you know, laws regulating auto sales are issues that have traditionally sat with lawmakers at the state level." Utech went on to cite several initiatives the administration had launched "in promoting vehicle efficiency.""

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Traffic lights: There's a better way

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month and a half ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "MIT researchers develop an improved system for timing of urban lights to minimize commuting times. Anyone who has ever driven a city street and been frustrated by having to stop again and again for red lights has probably thought that there must be a better way. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a means of computing optimal timings for city stoplights that can significantly reduce drivers’ average travel times.

Existing software for timing traffic signals has several limitations, says Carolina Osorio, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at MIT. She is lead author of a forthcoming paper in the journal Transportation Science that describes the new system, based on a study of traffic in Lausanne, Switzerland."
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Boston Testing Solar-Powered Benches That Charge Smartphones

stephendavion stephendavion writes  |  about a month and a half ago

stephendavion (2872091) writes "Continuing the trend toward nearly everything becoming smartphone-friendly — from ovens to boxing gloves — benches in the Boston area are getting a technology boost, too. Some park dwellers in the region are already charging their mobile devices via solar-powered benches, which could eventually collect real-time data about its surrounding environment too (think air quality and noise levels).

Smart urban furniture company Soofa (developed by Changing Environments, an MIT Media Lab spin-off) is bringing more of its solar-powered benches to Boston and Cambridge, Mass. parks soon. The name Soofa stems from an acronym the company developed to describe a smart urban furniture appliance: SUFA. To give it more of a Silicon Valley feel, Richter switched the letter u to double o's."

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