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Comment: I expect to see some typical comment about the (Score 0, Troll) 88

by Fireking300 (#39543419) Attached to: Google, Amazon, Microsoft Go East For Network Gear
I expect to see some typical comment about the possibility of foreign entities being persuaded, coerced, bribed, or forced by a Government agency of the local government to modify the design of the hardware in order to have a backdoor for spying. I'm sure these big corporations inspect their hardware thoroughly. Anyways why does everyone paint eastern governments as entirely evil.
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+ - Flash now available on the iPad-> 1

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adycarter writes "Cloud gaming and computing company OnLive http://desktop.onlive.com/ has today revealed the first of their paid plans for their OnLive Desktop service. This $4.99 per month plan brings a fully featured and Flash capable Internet Explorer to the iPad, alongside the pre existing Microsoft Office offered by the Free versions of OnLive Desktop."
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+ - Scientists report first solar cell producing more ->

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Fireking300 (1852630) writes "A paper on the breakthrough appears in the Dec. 16 issue of Science Magazine. Titled “Peak External Photocurrent Quantum Efficiency Exceeding 100 percent via MEG in a Quantum Dot Solar Cell,” it is co-authored by NREL scientists Octavi E. Semonin, Joseph M. Luther, Sukgeun Choi, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Jianbo Gao, Arthur J. Nozikand Matthew C. Beard. The research was supported by the Center for Advanced Solar Photophysics, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the DOE Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Semonin and Nozik are also affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The researchers achieved the 114 percent external quantum efficiency with a layered cell consisting of antireflection-coated glass with a thin layer of a transparent conductor, a nanostructured zinc oxide layer, a quantum dot layer of lead selenide treated with ethanedithol and hydrazine, and a thin layer of gold for the top electrode."

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+ - DARPA seeks app developers for War App Store->

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MrSeb writes "DARPA has a problem on its hands: Satellites, unmanned drones (UAVs), and myriad other worldwide sensors are now so ubiquitous and omnipotent that the Department of Defense (DOD) doesn’t actually know how to make the best use of them. In other words, the hardware is there, but the software isn’t. To tackle this particularly tricky issue, DARPA is looking for smartphone app developers to help build “sophisticated, adaptive applications.” Yes, DARPA wants to give smartphone developers access to the DOD’s fleet of Hellfire missile-equipped UAVs. Instead of using a single, remote pilot to fly just one UAV, DARPA imagines “an app [...] that allows a swarm of small deployed UAVs to be controlled as a single unit (a hive [mind] so to speak).” DARPA also wants app developers to help out with easy-to-use app interfaces, novel uses of smartphone-like sensors (accelerometers, cameras, gyros) — and ultimately, it wants to make a War Market where a soldier can simply log in with his DOD-issued smartphone or tablet and download Angry UAVs, Nuke Ninja, and other battlefield apps."
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