writes "As long as we are still in debt to the Chinese and can't afford an ambitious space program, we should be developing THESE (humanoid telerobots). Just get the astronaut NEAR the Moon or Mars (or someday Titan!) and operate these without that stupid speed-of-light time delay. A huge proportion of the weight and complexity of going to these places is that last 100 miles so while times are lean this is the way to go.
Maybe James Cameron can be persuaded to do a pre-quel of Avatar, unfortunately I don't think he'll find a planet full of sexy tele-robots!"Link to Original Source
writes "Symantec confirmed that following claims from Anonymous that additional Symantec product source code would be released, the claims are true, and the said files are in fact the legitimate source code from its pcAnywhere product. Not only that, but Symantec says source code from other products is likely to be released as well.
"We can confirm that the [released] source code is legitimate," Symantec said. "It is part of the original cache of code for 2006 versions of the products that Anonymous has claimed to have been in possession during the last few weeks.”
A Symantec spokesperson also said the company anticipates Anonymous to post the rest of the code they have claimed have in their possession. “So far, they have posted code for the 2006 version of Norton Internet Security and pcAnywhere. We also anticipate that at some point, they will post the code for Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition and Norton Systemworks. Both products no longer exist.”
The code release comes after what Symantec said was a failed extortion attempt to get Symantec to pay $50,000 for the hacker not to release the code."Link to Original Source
writes "The NFL issued a DMCA takedown of a Chrysler ad from last night's superbowl. This caused an incredible amount of lost viewership as well as losing ranking on most-viewed lists which can often offer millions of future advertising at no cost to the advertiser. The potential cost to Chrysler is significant.
The obvious parallel to SOPA / ACTA is exactly why these types of bills must be considered very carefully."Link to Original Source
writes "After the slow-motion plane crash that was 2011, Research in Motion feels that 2012 is the year to turn its BlackBerry brand around, and a team of cartoon superheroes is — apparently — the answer."Link to Original Source
writes "A new tool that sprang out of the XDA Developer community, called Easy Development Suite, is aimed at automating the process of building your own custom Android Rom's — and making it accessible for people new to the process."Link to Original Source