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    The Alpha release of the new Joomla! 3.0 is out now. The release is primarily intended for extension developers... http://t.co/eX31fk0o
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Feed Roundup

Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

The Register - 5 hours 3 min ago
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?

The nationality tax levied on Brits by our American cousins that design and sell technology has been laid bare once again in a mini study, and it makes for a molar-grinding read … for people living on this side of the pond anyway.…

Categories: The Essentials

Tomorrow Daily 021: New video capture tech, the Rickroll 'Rickmote,' a new X-wing, and more

from News.com - 5 hours 11 min ago
We're geeking out today over a new way to capture motion, a funny way to Rickroll people, and the Episode VII X-wing fighter reveal. Also, a projection wearable, and your user feedback. Will the Rickroll ever die?






Categories: Open Source

Are movies getting way longer than they used to be? The data: Nope

Boing Boing - 5 hours 27 min ago

Randal Olson analyzed the duration of "the 25 most popular movies from each year from 1931 through 2013," and reveals the truth behind the myth that movies are "getting so much longer than they used to be." Read the rest

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Hacker claims breach of <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Vice</i> websites, punts 'user data' for sale

The Register - 5 hours 30 min ago
Also supposedly hit a gadgets site called 'CNET'

A hacker known for attacking news websites has claimed successful hacks against both the Wall Street Journal and Vice.…

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Earth just experienced hottest June ever recorded

Boing Boing - 5 hours 32 min ago
"The heat was driven in large by part by the hottest ocean temperatures since recordkeeping began more than 130 years ago." Read the rest
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AirMagnet Wi-Fi Security Tool Takes Aim At Drones

Slashdot - 5 hours 37 min ago
alphadogg (971356) writes "In its quest to help enterprises seek out and neutralize all threats to their Wi-Fi networks, AirMagnet is now looking to the skies. In a free software update to its AirMagnet Enterprise product last week, the Wi-Fi security division of Fluke Networks added code specifically crafted to detect the Parrot AR Drone, a popular unmanned aerial vehicle that costs a few hundred dollars and can be controlled using a smartphone or tablet. Drones themselves don't pose any special threat to Wi-Fi networks, and AirMagnet isn't issuing air pistols to its customers to shoot them down. The reason the craft are dangerous is that they can be modified to act as rogue access points and sent into range of a victim's wireless network, potentially breaking into a network to steal data."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: The Essentials

Evil click fraud bastards exploit MH17 victims' names for internet scams

Boing Boing - 5 hours 39 min ago
Click fraudsters "are setting up fake Facebook pages in the names of Australian MH17 victims to profit from a lucrative internet scam." Read the rest
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Next version of Windows shown off in alleged screenshots

from News.com - 5 hours 42 min ago
Apparently leaked screenshots of the next Windows reveal the upcoming new Start menu and a resizable Windows 8 app running on a desktop.






Categories: Open Source

Weird Al Yankovic, brand marketing genius

Boing Boing - 5 hours 43 min ago

In The Atlantic, a thinkpiece that actually made me think: "Weird" Al Yankovic's savvy internet distribution strategy, and how the artist has managed to create a powerful, enduring brand that began in the age of vinyl and FM radio. [HT: @alexismadrigal]

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Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/22/14: What is this?

from News.com - 5 hours 44 min ago
If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.






Categories: Open Source

Are movies longer than they used to be? The data: Nope

Boing Boing - 5 hours 53 min ago

Randal Olson analyzes the length of feature films from 1931 to 2013, and reveals the truth behind the myth that movies are "getting so much longer than they used to be." Maybe they just seem longer because so many of them suck.

Categories: The Essentials

Physical evidence about the crash of Malaysia Airlines 17

Boing Boing - 5 hours 54 min ago

While militant groups have kept international observers and investigators out of the crash site, two New York Times reporters were able to get photos of wreckage that shows damage consistent with either an engine explosion or a fragmentary warhead.

Categories: The Essentials

Physical evidence about the crash of Malaysia Airlines 17

Boing Boing - 5 hours 54 min ago

While militant groups have kept international observers and investigators out of the crash site, two New York Times reporters were able to get photos of wreckage that shows damage consistent with either an engine explosion or a fragmentary warhead.

Categories: The Essentials

Watch a watch being made

Boing Boing - 5 hours 55 min ago

It's amazing to see these tiny, precision components being created and placed carefully together to create a mechanism. Each moment seems an exercise in human and technical precision--don't miss the branding being lasered in.

Read the rest
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Watch a watch being made

Boing Boing - 5 hours 55 min ago

It's amazing to see these tiny, precision components being created and placed carefully together to create a mechanism. Each moment seems an exercise in human and technical precision--don't miss the branding being lasered in.

Read the rest
Categories: The Essentials

Malaysia Airlines crash debris reveals forensic clues

Boing Boing - 5 hours 56 min ago

Images shared on social media by observers at the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine show possible forensic evidence that yes, a surface-to-air missile did shoot down MH17--and that it may have exploded just beneath the plane, rather than exploding on impact with the aircraft. Read the rest

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Malaysia Airlines crash debris reveals forensic clues

Boing Boing - 5 hours 56 min ago

Images shared on social media by observers at the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine show possible forensic evidence that yes, a surface-to-air missile did shoot down MH17--and that it may have exploded just beneath the plane, rather than exploding on impact with the aircraft. Read the rest

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Metalhead visits neurologist

Boing Boing - 6 hours 24 sec ago

In a rare complication of being a metalhead, a 50-year-old Motorhead fan developed a brain bleed after combining enthusiastic headbanging with a benign cyst.

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Metalhead visits neurologist

Boing Boing - 6 hours 24 sec ago

In a rare complication of being a metalhead, a 50-year-old Motorhead fan developed a brain bleed after combining enthusiastic headbanging with a benign cyst.

Categories: The Essentials
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