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Netcraft adds Heartbleed sniffing to site-scanning browser tool

The Register - 18 April, 2014 - 08:42
Checks if sites were vulnerable and what they've done about it

Internet stats clearinghouse Netcraft has released a new tool aimed at letting consumers know when the sites they visit might have been compromised by the Heartbleed encryption bug.…

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Arts and crafts store Michaels says 3 million credit cards exposed in breach

The Register - 18 April, 2014 - 08:40
Meanwhile, Target investigators prepare for long process in nabbing hackers

As the officials investigating the Target data breach are settling in for what they believe will be a long and complex process of catching the hackers behind the heist, another US retailer is admitting that it lost millions of customer payment card details.…

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NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 08:32
William Robinson (875390) writes "A new study from researchers at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has proposed the "water world" theory as the answer to our evolution, which describes how electrical energy naturally produced at the sea floor might have given rise to life. While the scientists had already proposed this hypothesis called 'submarine alkaline hydrothermal emergence of life' the new report assembles decades of field, laboratory and theoretical research into a grand, unified picture."

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Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning

The Register - 18 April, 2014 - 08:21
Power levels up 70 per cent as the rover keeps on truckin'

The winds on Mars have been scouring the surface of the Opportunity rover, and NASA says the plucky little robot is now cleaner than it has been in nearly a decade.…

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Wearable devices powered by body heat? (pictures)

from News.com - 18 April, 2014 - 08:20
A wearable thermoelectric generator printed on a glass fabric gives us the ability to harvest the body's heat for power.






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AMD's 'Seattle' 64-bit ARM server chips now sampling, set to launch in late 2014

The Register - 18 April, 2014 - 08:17
But they won't appear in SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems anytime soon

AMD's 64-bit ARM-based server chips, code-named "Seattle", will come to market late this year – but don't expect to see them wrapped up in any SeaMicro Fabric Compute Systems at launch.…

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Apple driving move to 64-bit mobile processors, TSMC says

from News.com - 18 April, 2014 - 08:06
After Apple announced its A7 processor last year, the industry has been moving to 64-bit, says a TSMC co-CEO.






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Michaels confirms breaches exposed nearly 3M credit cards

from News.com - 18 April, 2014 - 07:52
Arts and crafts retail chain says malware at its point-of-sale terminals impacted 2.6 million cards, as well as another 400,000 at Aaron Brothers subsidiary.






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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 07:51
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes in with news about a breakthrough in creating stem cells perfectly matched to a person's DNA. "...Lanza's group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg's development factors, which erased each of the donor cell's existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo.'"

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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 07:51
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes in with news about a breakthrough in creating stem cells perfectly matched to a person's DNA. "...Lanza's group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg's development factors, which erased each of the donor cell's existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo.'"

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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 07:51
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes in with news about a breakthrough in creating stem cells perfectly matched to a person's DNA. "...Lanza's group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg's development factors, which erased each of the donor cell's existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo.'"

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In a Cloning First, Scientists Create Stem Cells From Adults

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 07:51
Trax3001BBS (2368736) writes in with news about a breakthrough in creating stem cells perfectly matched to a person's DNA. "...Lanza's group used caffeine to prevent the fused egg from dividing prematurely. Rather than leaving the egg with its newly introduced DNA for 30 minutes before activating the dividing stage, they let the eggs rest for about two hours. This gave the DNA enough time to acclimate to its new environment and interact with the egg's development factors, which erased each of the donor cell's existing history and reprogrammed it to act like a brand new cell in an embryo.'"

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Xbox One totals 5M units sold to retailers worldwide

from News.com - 18 April, 2014 - 07:46
Following NPD Group's March video game sales report and a strong month for Xbox One exclusive Titanfall, Microsoft revealed that it has shipped 5 million units of its next-gen console.






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PS4 outsold Xbox One in March while Titanfall led software sales

from News.com - 18 April, 2014 - 07:42
Despite a strong showing from Xbox One exclusive Titanfall -- which captured the top spot in March software sales -- Microsoft's system can't keep up with the PlayStation 4.






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Google eyes business service in latest Fiber trials

The Register - 18 April, 2014 - 07:20
Lucky Kansas City buggers to host yet another pilot program

Google is in the planning stages of a project to offer its Fiber internet service to businesses in northwest Kansas City, Missouri.…

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MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 07:07
First time accepted submitter Amtrak (2430376) writes "MIT has created designs for a nuclear plant that would avoid the downfall of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The new design calls for the nuclear plant to be placed on a floating platform modeled after the platforms used for offshore oil drilling. A floating platform several miles offshore, moored in about 100 meters of water, would be unaffected by the motions of a tsunami; earthquakes would have no direct effect at all. Meanwhile, the biggest issue that faces most nuclear plants under emergency conditions — overheating and potential meltdown, as happened at Fukushima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island — would be virtually impossible at sea."

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OpenStack Icehouse: IT'S ALIVE! – live migration, that is

The Register - 18 April, 2014 - 07:02
Ninth release of open source cloud manager gains key enterprise features

OpenStack's Icehouse release has arrived, bearing stress-busting gifts for hollow-eyed cloud administrators.…

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Google to developers: We're sick of ugly design

from News.com - 18 April, 2014 - 06:26
Google readies its developer army for the upcoming I/O conference with new marching orders to focus on design when building apps and services.






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In Mississippi, Gov't Text Messages Are Officially Public Records

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 06:23
New submitter Chris Elkins (3620071) writes "Text messages [by public officials about government business] are now officially considered public records. An investigative reporter fought for access to what he believed were public records. He took his fight to the state and won. Mississippi open government and transparency advocates view this unanimous commission opinion as precedent-setting for all government bodies and public officials in the state."

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In Mississippi, Gov't Text Messages Are Officially Public Records

Slashdot - 18 April, 2014 - 06:23
New submitter Chris Elkins (3620071) writes "Text messages [by public officials about government business] are now officially considered public records. An investigative reporter fought for access to what he believed were public records. He took his fight to the state and won. Mississippi open government and transparency advocates view this unanimous commission opinion as precedent-setting for all government bodies and public officials in the state."

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