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Submission + - Intel's Security 'Game-Changer': End Of Zero-Days? (computerworld.com) 1

CWmike writes: Intel CTO Justin Rattner told Computerworld on Tuesday that Intel is working on security technology that will stop all zero-day attacks. While he gave few details about it, he said he hopes the new technology will be released this year. 'I think we have some real breakthrough ideas about changing the game in terms of malware,' Rattner said. 'We're going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices, be them PCs or phones or tablets or smart TVs, to defend themselves against attacks.' He said it was 'radically different,' and not based on signatures. It will be hardware-based, but it's not clear if there is a software component. Analyst Dan Olds said that 'if they can pull this off, it would give them quite a competitive advantage vs. AMD.' Rattner said Intel researchers were working on the new security technology before it moved to buy McAfee. However, he said that doesn't mean that McAfee might not somehow be involved.

Submission + - Quantum Entanglement May Allow Forward Time Travel (technologyreview.com)

eldavojohn writes: MIT's Technology Review looks at a new unpublished paper posits that quantum entanglement may allow forward time travel of a qubit. This theoretical research has many strings attached but suggests that quantum teleportation is not restrained to space but also may transcend time. The paper is short and doesn't give a clear path for how to test this as the constraints are that the detectors must exist in the same field and also have a symmetrical time constraint on precisely when the detector in the future becomes active. On top of that, the chances of entanglement seem to degrade over larger lengths of time as the detectors must remain active longer. The paper concludes with potential uses of this in a quantum information theoretic protocol.

It's Surprisingly Hard To Notice When Moving Objects Change 140

An anonymous reader writes "Scientists at Harvard have found that people are remarkably bad at noticing when moving objects change in brightness, color, size, or shape. In a paper published yesterday (PDF) in Current Biology, the researchers present a new visual illusion that 'causes objects that had once been obviously dynamic to suddenly appear static.' The finding has implications for everything from video game design to the training of pilots."

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