China Accused of Spying on Drivers Across Borders in Hong Kong [China]

According to China publication Apple Times, the Chinese government has installed surveillance devices on up to 20,000 cars with dual China/Hong Kong plates, claiming the tags are just for inspection. However, they have the capability to pickup and transmit conversations. More »


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Ask DLS: Cross-platform multiplayer games that work on Android and iOS

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Here’s one for our knowledgeable commenters: I recently bought my girlfriend an iPad. I, on the other hand, own an Android device. And now we’re looking for games we can play using both devices.

There’s no dearth of multiplayer games either for Android or for iOS. But finding multiplayer games that can cross the platform boundary is an entirely different matter.

Jay recently posted Words with Friends which is one such game. It’s actually an ideal example, because it’s turn-based so you don’t necessarily both have to be next to your device at the same time (great for long-distance gaming).

But what other examples are there? What multiplayer games are there that let iOS users play with Android users?

[Why am I now humming 'Ebony and Ivory'? -Ed]

Ask DLS: Cross-platform multiplayer games that work on Android and iOS originally appeared on Download Squad on Wed, 02 Mar 2011 14:45:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Life Without a Pulse Is Possible [Science]

At the Texas Heart Institute, doctors have developed an artificial heart replacement that produces no discernible pulse or audible heartbeat. More »


Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/SgTBRXBv4AY/life-without-a-pulse-is-possible

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Seven Reasons Your Phone Looks Like It Does [Video]

Technology has blessed us with landline phones that look like footballs and Mickey Mouse ears for decades. So why do all of our mobile phones look basically, in the grand scheme of things, the same? Here are seven good reasons. More »


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PCI Compliance: Offense Is the Best Defense

Even established e-commerce companies find that the right hosting partner can make a difference by performing a gap assessment that addresses specific requirements for application, network, physical and database compliance. Custom vulnerability scripts and software that ensures application, network, physical and database compliance are among some of the services provided hosting partners.

Source: http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory/72647.html

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AMD Equips HP Laptops With Fusion A-Series Chips

HP and AMD announced Tuesday a fleet of new laptop and notebook computers, powered by a new series of AMD processors.
Previously codenamed Llano, AMD’s Fusion A-series of chips come inside each of HP’s 11 new notebook models — six consumer-based devices, five for the enterprise. Under the new APU moniker (accelerated processing unit), the chips [...]

Source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/06/amd-fusion-hp/

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The X-Prize Farce [Blip]

The $10 million Automotive X-Prize was billed as a “Revolution Through Competition,” which backers said would promote real-world-capable “safe, affordable and desirable” 100 miles per gallon vehicles. The reality is it’s a complete farce. [Jalopnik] More »


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Swingline Stack and Shred Automatic Shredder Review

Most people and offices nowadays need some sort of shredder or other method of dealing with the large amount of potentially sensitive stuff we get every day. While a simple cheap ‘wastebasket-topper’ unit works for many of us, some of us need more. The Swingline EX100-07 Stack and Shred Automatic Shredder may be your answer. [...]

Source: http://the-gadgeteer.com/2011/06/10/swingline-stack-and-shred-automatic-shredder-review/

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Sony, Panasonic, others to launch cross-platform e-book service, later this year

Don’t look now, but there’s some major synergy going on in Japan’s e-book market, now that Sony, Panasonic, Rakuten and Kinokuniya have all joined forces on a new digital quest. Today, the quartet of companies announced they’re working on a system that would allow users to purchase and read content across their respective e-readers, injecting the e-cosmos with a heavy dose of free love and good vibes. Under the new service, customers would be able to manage their downloads and browse bestsellers within a centralized web-based marketplace, regardless of the device they go to bed with every night. Because within this new universe, there would be no “mine,” “yours,” or “theirs” — all will be one and one will be all. The chieftains have already held powows with a handful of digital publishers, though they expect to have more friends around the campfire by the time the project launches later this year.

Sony, Panasonic, others to launch cross-platform e-book service, later this year originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 13 Jun 2011 13:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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After PSN Hack Arrest, Spanish Police’s Website Knocked Offline [Blip]

On Friday, Spanish police arrested three in the PSN hacks. According to the BBC, this Sunday Anonymous knocked the website for Spain’s national police offline with a denial of service attack. [BBC] More »


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