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+ - Google announces 7 inch tablet called Nexus 7->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The first thing to note is that it is a 7 inch tablet that runs at 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi). The screen also has Back-lit IPS display and what they call Scratch resistant Corning glass. Unlike most other tablets it doesn’t have a back camera only a 1.2MP front camera......"
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+ - Microsoft Loses Its EU Appeal->

Submitted by dgharmon
dgharmon (2564621) writes "Microsoft has lost its appeal before the EU's General Court, Europe's second-highest, although gaining a slight reduction in the penalties it has to pay, now fixed at EUR 860 million. So it remains true for all time that Microsoft was found to have abused its dominant position, in a case about its refusal to allow access to interoperability information. It could still appeal to the EU Court of Justice, the highest court. This is the case that FSFE and the Samba Team won. Microsoft had asked that the ruling be annulled and that the court "order the Commission and the interveners supporting it to pay the costs." That didn't happen:"
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+ - SQL for Testers->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "If you are new to software testing or looking for a career change to become a software tester Understanding the relational data model behind an application enables you to design additional tests and gain a deeper understanding of the application you are testing."
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+ - Finally, DNSSEC comes closer to masses->

Submitted by sandman4
sandman4 (2669239) writes "DNSSEC deployment proceeds extremely slow, and while most important TLDs are already signed, one had to run an own DNS server to enable DNSSEC on his domain, as it was hard to find a DNSSEC-capable DNS hosting.

Now, as https://www.net-me.net/ announces it's free DNSSEC Dynamic DNS accounts, everyone may have his DNS secured with DNSSEC."

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Censorship

+ - Automatic bar on net porn considered 3

Submitted by Dupple
Dupple (1016592) writes "More from the nanny state

The government is to consider putting extra pressure on computer users to filter out pornography when setting up internet accounts.

Ministers are suggesting that people should automatically be barred from accessing unsuitable adult material unless they actually choose to view it.

It is one of several suggestions being put out for a consultation on how to shield children from pornography."

Comment: Re:IE6 (Score 2) 365

by Yeti.SSM (#40320523) Attached to: Aussie Online Retailer Impose IE7 Tax
As I can tell so far, using IE 3.0 doesn't (I just tried). The "BUY NOW" button doesn't work, though.
Same stuff for Mosaic 1.0 and 3.0 (crash). The site seems to work in Lynx but I was unable to find the shopping cart in the 23 pages of rubbish.

The fancy JavaScript doesn't work in SeaMonkey 2.13a1 nightly (build 20120613003002) for some reason. Too bad, I won't buy anything then (here in Europe)...
Google

+ - Google found guilty of deceptive advertising->

Submitted by solanum
solanum (80810) writes "The Australian Federal Court have found Google guilty of providing misleading links in its search results. They have been found responsible for Adwords based around four companies names, purchased by rival companies to take their search results. A Google statement said "Google AdWords is an ads hosting platform and we believe that advertisers should be responsible for the ads they create on the AdWords platform." But the court disagreed. The origin of this case goes back some time and was covered in 2007."
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Data Storage

+ - First 4TB Enterprise Hard Drive->

Submitted by Orome1
Orome1 (1901578) writes "HGST introduced the first 4TB enterprise-class hard drive family, the Ultrastar 7K4000. The Ultrastar 7K4000 family features a 6Gb/s SATA interface and a 64MB cache buffer. It is an Advanced Format drive, using 4096-byte sector size, and is backward compatible with legacy 512-byte sector size by offering built-in 512-byte emulation through the SATA interface. Now IT managers can get 2.4 PBs in the footprint of a standard 19-inch storage rack by stacking ten 4U, 60-bay enclosures. The Ultrastar 7K4000 achieves a 59 percent reduction in watts from peak usage during low RPM idle mode, and uses less than 1W during standby/sleep modes."
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Privacy

+ - UK plan to monitor all email, phone and and web use->

Submitted by dredwerker
dredwerker (757816) writes "The government is considering including a bill in the Queen's Speech next month to extend the ability to monitor all phone calls, email and internet use in the UK. The Sunday Times reported that the idea is to allow GCHQ — the government's listening agency — to be able to access this information in "real time" and "on demand".

What do internet service providers say?

Trefor Davies, a board member at the UK's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA), told the BBC that the technological challenge of collating and storing such vast levels of data would be huge. Although a large amount of data about us is already collected for billing and other purposes — such as who we call and when — ISPs do not currently store detailed data on what websites we visit, or details about the emails we send. Mr Davies said: "The email stuff isn't straight forward, and neither is the web. Those aren't bits of information that traditionally we keep. We don't keep backups of deleted emails. Think of all the spam people get," Mr Davies added. "We delete it, but under the new rules would we be allowed to?""

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AI

+ - A researcher at the University of Toronto wins prize for artificial brain->

Submitted by Oldcynic
Oldcynic (932802) writes "Geoffrey Hilton has won the 2012 Killam Prize for his work in artificial intelligence that is designed to mimic the human brain.
    From TFA
"Microsoft, Google, IBM and other tech giants have used Hinton’s ideas to improve onscreen character recognition, data compression, search engine speeds and other pattern-dependent tasks. His work also raises questions that were once the purview of science fiction. "
    I'll believe that it is human when it starts to whine about something."

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Medicine

+ - Printed circuits -- on your skin->

Submitted by derGoldstein
derGoldstein (1494129) writes "Ars has a story up on printing electronic circuits onto the skin, allowing for extremely sensitive sensors: "New research published in Science describes technology that allows electrical measurements (and other measurements, such as temperature and strain) using ultra-thin polymers with embedded circuit elements. These devices connect to skin without adhesives, are practically unnoticeable, and can even be attached via temporary tattoo. All of the necessary components of the devices, including electrodes, electronic components, sensors, radio frequency communication components, and power supplies, are set within an extremely thin (about 30 m) elastic polyester sheet. The sheet has a low elastic modulus (that is, it's flexible) and no noticeable mass (about 0.09 g), so you have a lightweight, stretchable membrane.""
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IBM

+ - IBM Celebrates the PC's 30th Birthday - and Demise->

Submitted by Blacklaw
Blacklaw (311963) writes "Computing giant IBM is today celebrating the 30th anniversary of its seminal PC — launched today in 1981 as the IBM PC 5150 and costing $1,565 for a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 with 16KB of RAM and a 160KB floppy drive — at a time when the company has been out of the market for nearly seven years and its leaders are increasingly looking toward the 'post-PC' era."
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