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Submission + - Apple Finally Acknowledges Bad iPad 2 Displays (

tekgoblin writes: "This has been an issue that has bothered me for quite some time, but I have stayed quiet about my frustrations as far as writing for TekGoblin goes while complaining to my friends, and even to AppleCare. Many people that have an iPad 2 have been discussing on Apple’s forums for a long time now about their troubles with light leak issues on their iPad 2 screens. I myself experienced this with two units. The first iPad 2 I purchased had severe light leaks in each of the four corners and slightly less noticeable light leaks on the sides. This is the reason for the exchange that I mentioned in my GelaSkins review, resulting in me taking my GelaSkin off of my first iPad 2 and adhering it to the new one with substantial success. However what I failed to mention in that article is that once I got home with my new iPad 2 unit, I discovered that it, too, had light leaks. Less severe than the first unit, but still, for a product that costs nearly a thousand dollars, I expect perfection."

Submission + - Particle pretends it's iron to slip through BBB (

hlovy writes: The story of drug delivery development these days seems to be increasingly about breaking through that final frontier--the blood-brain barrier. Scientists from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center managed to sneak peptides past the brain's protective barrier by creating a particle that's a kind of master of disguise. It impersonates iron, and then hops onboard the body's iron transport system for a free ride into the brain. Along the way, the researchers say, the disguised particle could be used to deliver imaging agents or treatments.

Submission + - When the system bug is actually a person (

GMGruman writes: An anonymous IT developer tells the tale of his first big project: developing a purchasing system. It worked flawlessly, but after a few months, purchase orders stopped happening. As he investigated the cause, he found no technical issues. But the company had made one change that showed how even perfect technology can't overcome human behavior.

Submission + - Carbon transistors to bring you a supercomputer? (

An anonymous reader writes: Silicon is so 20th century: enter carbon transistors which promise to turn every computer into a supercomputer. Carbon transistors are 10,000 times faster, way smaller, super lower power and offer the advantages of both silicon and gallium arsenide in a single semiconductor process. Manufacturing carbon transistors is difficult, but now researchers say they have perfected a cheap, easy "stamping" technique using graphene--atomically thin layers of carbon atoms--derived from blocks of readily available graphite.

Most Bank Websites Are Insecure 269

Anonymous writes "More than three-quarters of bank Web sites have design flaws that could expose bank customers to financial loss or identity theft, according to a University of Michigan study that will be presented this week at the Symposium on Usable Security and Privacy. The study, 'Analyzing Web Sites For User-Visible Security Design Flaws,' examined 214 bank Web sites in 2006. It was conducted by University of Michigan computer science professor Atul Prakash and doctoral students Laura Falk and Kevin Borders."

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long