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Safari 4 Released, Claimed "30 Times Faster Than IE7" 465

CNETNate writes "Apple has released the beta version of Safari 4 for Mac and PC, with claims that its Nitro rendering engine is '30 times faster than IE7,' and three times faster than Firefox 3. Other new features include 'Top Sites,' which shows users the most frequently visited Web pages, 'Full History Search' for searching through not only the URLs and titles of visited pages, but also the complete text within the page itself — something Opera has been doing for a while."

Feed Science Daily: Can Where You Live Lead To An Early Death? (

For people in five regions of the United States, their choice of where to live may significantly impact longevity. Four areas -- the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, Coastal Plains along the East Coast, and northern Nevada -- have clusters of counties with some of the highest mortality rates nationwide. At the other end of the scale, the upper Great Plains has groups of some of the lowest mortality rates. Researchers are not sure why.
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Submission + - Unlocked iPhones officially available in Germany (

LKM writes: "It's finally happened: officially unlocked iPhones can be bought. T-Mobile sells them for 999 Euros in Germany, due to a lawsuit by Vodafone D2. Here's the press release (Google Translation). German iPhones bought after 19.11.2007 can be unlocked for free. Let's see how long it takes for hacks to appear which replicate the official unlock, resulting in hacked iPhones that can be updated."

Submission + - Germany: Unlocked iPhone from T-Mobile (

cribb writes: "The restraining order Vodafone were given against T-Mobile in Germany comes into force midnight tonight. T-Mobile have now announced that the iPhone will be available for a *tempting* 999 Euros ($1450) in all T-Mobile shops in Germany from tomorrow. The phone will originally still be locked, you have to post your IMEI to Apple's website to have it unlocked within 24 hours. the fully story (German only, fish for you from German will translate )"


Submission + - Apple Mail in Leopard vulnerable again (

juct writes: "In March 2006 Apple defused a security problem in Apple Mail that made it possible to inject disguised malignant code. In Leopard, the patch was apparently forgotten. This means that you can inadvertently start an executable by double-clicking a mail attachment that looks like a JPEG image file. This works with special attachmnets of the MIME type AppleDouble, that carry information which application should be used to open a file. In Tiger you got a warning about a program being opened, Leopard silently executes a shell script with heise Security provides a demo, where you can check for yourself."

Submission + - Windows XP SP3 Build 3205 Released w/ New Features (

jBubba writes: Windows XP SP3 build 3205 is the first official & authorized release of the next Windows XP service pack; and has been made available to testers as a part of the Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP1 beta program. NeoSmart Technologies has the run-down on the included 1,073 patches/hotfixes including security updates. Contrary to popular belief, Windows XP SP3 does ship with new features/components, most of which have been backported from Windows Vista.

Submission + - Bill Gates on software, from 1989 1

An anonymous reader writes: The University of Waterloo has uploaded a talk by Bill Gates, on software, that took place there in 1989. Available here, the talk was only recently digitized and contains many predictions from someone who was already starting to become an industry leader at that time. Many are surprisingly accurate and quite relevant today.

In 1750 Issac Newton became discouraged when he fell up a flight of stairs.