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Is the Apple iPhone 5 set to spy on people?

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Apple who are the creators of the soon to be iPhone 5 has recently applied for patents which are to say the least of it controversial. These patents will be applied to things like your iPhone 5 and iPad as well as your Apple Mac computer. What does this do? This patent will be able to identify you and actually will be able to spy on you and even record your voice, take photos of where you are... 

Universal phone charger just months away as mobile firms back micro-USB design

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Waste: A universal phone charger will be available on all new handsets within months after the EC this week released technical specs for a standard design. The days of frantically searching for the correct mobile phone charger are finally set to end with the release of a universal charger compatible with almost all new handsets. The European Commission this week released technical specifications for... 

US test of long-range missile defense test fails

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An interceptor missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on Wednesday. The test failed. A test of the United States’ only long-range missile defense system failed Wednesday – the second failure this year in two tries. The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency said both the intermediate-range ballistic missile target and the long-range interceptor missile launched... 

Remote ‘kill switch’ added to Intel Sandy Bridge

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We are giving up control of our computers and putting that control in another’s hands. Lauded as a security feature, Intel’s new Sandy Bridge processor can be remotely disabled by a hardware/software combination known at Anti-Theft 3.0. Systems can be disabled over 3G networks, even while the OS is not running. Even when the hard drive is replaced, the critical systems will still be terminated.... 

Generator the Size of a Pencil Tip Shakes Up Big Power

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The small-size vibration-driven generator using magnetostriction effect. A Japanese university researcher developed a small-size vibration-driven generator that measures approximately 2 x 3 x 12mm and can output a power of 1.56mW with a vibration of 357Hz. The energy density of the generator, which was developed by Toshiyuki Ueno, associate professor at Kanazawa University, is about 22mW/cm3. It is... 

Romanian Architect designes Sci-Fi building for Taiwan

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You thought Dubai and Shanghai had the craziest, most futuristic architecture in the planet. Sorry Taiwan, you and your Taiwan Tower—a 984-foot (300 meter) high structure with mechanized observation platforms that float using helium and propellers—win. Originally conceptualized by Romanian architect Stefan Dorin, the tower will be the tallest building in Taichung, Taiwan. At its base, the tower... 

Valve Is Killing The PC Market, Apparently

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According to a report on trade site MCV, two “big-name digital retailers” for the PC market are staring down the barrel of financial ruin, while two major British retailers are reportedly considering a ban on games that include Steam integration. “Publishers don’t give a sh**, they don’t care what happens to the customer. Which is the crucial point, because Steam do,”... 

Finland Creates All-Knowing 3D Speed Camera

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Even the most law-abiding driver might feel a shiver down the spine when spotting this speed camera at the roadside. For as well as detecting speeding, it is packed with gizmos that check number plates to make sure insurance and tax are up to date. It also measures the distance between vehicles to spot tailgating and takes pictures of the inside of the car – to make sure you are wearing a seat belt. The... 

Microsoft announces Windows 8 Release Date

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Leaked screenshot of future Windows 8 In its most concrete comments yet about the next version of Windows, Microsoft said in a blog post on its Dutch Web site that Windows 8 is about two years from hitting the market. Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows, the blog says in Dutch, but it will be about two years before Windows 8 is on the market. Microsoft’s Dutch subsidiary posted... 

Canon Shows Off Cross Media Station Device That Charges Camera Via Induction

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Canon has unveiled its Cross Media Station, an inductive charging station, which allows users to download images and simultaneously charge digital cameras and camcorders by placing them on top of the device. The tabletop box also allows users to share photos and videos to other users, and features facial recognition which scans both video and picture files to recognise the same person in the footage... 

Inside The Soviet’s Secret Failed Moon Program

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The Soviet lunar program was covered up, forgotten after failing to put a man on the moon. These rare photos from a lab inside the Moscow Aviation Institute show a junkyard of rarely-seen spacecraft, including a never-to-be-used Russian lunar lander. Soviet scientists were well ahead of their American counterparts in moon exploration before President John F. Kennedy pronounced the U.S. would put a... 

AMD (Not ATi) Radeon HD 6000-series to be released in November 2010

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The first peek at the next-generation AMD graphics offerings. AMD will be back on the GPU offensive this fall with new offerings. According to DigiTimes, Radeon HD 6000-series will launch first with the HD 6700, which will replace the market currently occupied by the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750. They will probably hit the stores starting with November 2010. While AMD’s exact launch plans are still... 

Intel CEO Blasts Obama Administration, Says Anti-Business Policies Are Killing The Country

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Silicon Valley leans Democratic. Based on comments made by one of the Valley’s biggest hitters, that may be changing. Intel CEO Paul Otellini got a lot off his chest at the Aspen Forum last night–with most of his frustration directed at the business-stifling policies of the Obama administration and the decline and fall of American competitiveness. Here are some key quotes reported by CNET’s... 

EU launches antitrust investigations into IBM

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The European Union’s antitrust regulators said Monday they have launched two formal investigations into IBM for alleged antitrust abuses in the mainframe computer market. In a news release, the European Commission said it is investigating allegations by software competitors T3 and Turbo Hercules that IBM tied its mainframe operating system to sales of its mainframe hardware. By doing so, the companies... 

UAE says BlackBerry is potential security threat

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Emirati officials have declared BlackBerry smartphones a potential threat to national security because users’ data is stored overseas, where local laws don’t apply and where analysts say it could be harder for authorities to monitor. The move renews concerns about efforts by the United Arab Emirates to control the flow of information in the Gulf nation, which includes the business hub... 
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