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+ - 2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder illegal in some states->

Submitted by innocent_white_lamb
innocent_white_lamb (151825) writes "The 2015 Corvette has a Valet Mode that records audio and video when someone other than the owner is driving the car. Activating the Valet Mode allows you to record front-facing video as well as capture audio from within the car so you can help keep your Corvette safe when itâ(TM)s in the hands of others.

Well it turns out that recording audio from within the car may be considered a felony in some states that require notice and consent to individuals that they are being recorded and now GM is sending notices out to dealerships and customers alerting them to this fact as well as promising a future update to the PDR system."

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+ - Facebook faces a potential lawsuit for misleading the investors during its IPO->

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akm1489 writes "As a result of the current Security Policy or Implementation, Facebook has been notified with a responsible disclosure well in advance but has not replied.Facebook has claimed 845 million MAUs as of December 31, 2011 and 483 million daily active users (DAUs) on average in December 2011 in its filing with the SEC.So this number includes the number of real people accounts, multiple accounts, ghost accounts, virtual people, game accounts and such. Hence this becomes a breach of trust where the management has willfully misled the investors regarding its user penetration, revenue generation on ad policy. This issue led facebook to be notified with a responsible disclosure and may led to potential lawsuit."
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Gold Nanoparticles Help Red Blood Cells Deliver Drugs 36

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the nanosharks-with-lasers dept.
New submitter MTorrice writes "Scientists decorated red blood cells with gold nanoparticles so they could trigger the cells to dump their contents with a zap from a laser. The laser pulses heated the particles to produce nanopores in the cells' membranes. The cells contained two fluorescent dyes and both flooded through the pores and out of the cells after the laser pulses. Although the researchers studied the release of dyes, their end goal is to use red blood cells as a vehicle for drug delivery, because the cells are naturally compatible with the immune system and circulate for days in the body. Until now, researchers have found easy ways to load the cells with drugs, but the challenge has been to control the molecules' release."

+ - Is Facebook IPO a scam? ->

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akm1489 writes "When we last looked at the big datacenters that these top .com companies run, Facebook had 800,000 computers, Google had 600,000 and Microsoft just 350,000. Facebook is just a one trick pony – that just does one thing beautifully – that is Social Networking. Google does that and also so many other things such as search, email, maps and so on. Microsoft even provides virtual labs where huge communities of developers get trained to use its technologies for free. And yet all these companies need fewer computers than Facebook – which means the costs for Facebook are much higher. Facebook attributes it to the higher level of engagement of its users – but does that higher level of engagement proportionally add to its revenue? Judge by yourself weather facebook IPO is scam or not."
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+ - A wheelchair - Historical note->

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Anonymous Coward writes "As a means of transportation for people unable to move, the wheelchair was first mentioned in China. These are ancient Chinese manuscripts dated by 6 A.D., where pictures of wheeled chairs can be seen.
1595 is considered to begin the next stage of wheelchair historical development. A special luxury wheelchair equipped with footrests and armrests was made for the king of Spain Fillip II. The wheelchair resembled more a high pushcart and needed an invalid tender escort. In 1655 the British Stephen Farfler, a handicapped watchmaker, invented a three-wheeled vehicle which made it possible for him to move by himself. It was the first self-propelled and lever-driven wheelchair. By the 19th century self-propelled wheelchairs had been replaced with manual wheelchairs — a handicapped person pushed large back wheels by hands and thus drove the wheelchair. It was notably uncomfortable to move down the street in such wheelchair, because hands got very dirty. In 1881 an outer rim of minor diameter was added to the construction of the wheelchair. This rim was adjusted to the wheel. When pushing an outer rim a handicapped person needn't touch a wheel and in such a way the problem of "dirty hands" was solved.
It should be mentioned, wheelchairs of those times were rather bulky and it made difficult to keep and transport them. However, in 1933 an engineer Harry Jennings wanted to help his friend Herbert Everest and made the first portable wheelchair of light steel. It didn't take long to realize commercial opportunities of the invention and friends set up the company "Everest-Jennings" dealing with mass production of wheelchairs. This company was monopolizing the invalid care equipment market for many years.
Electric wheelchair was invented after WW2 by George Johann Klein,a Canadian inventor, for the injured war veterans. Electric wheelchair is considered to be one of Canada's greatest inventions."

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+ - SPAM: work from home it jobs-Find work from home it jobs

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camingaw546 writes "Imagine you're job seeking in the Internet-less years of the early 90's. Scary thought, huh?

Imagine our moms and dads frantically leafing through job openings only available at the classifieds of the paper, circling mightily and hopefully with a marker here and there.

Yes, it might sound like a romantic scenario; back then their application and resume arrive in two weeks time, and it takes yet another lifetime for the company's reply. (Yawn!) And yes, markers stain the hands. Not too mention the microscopic print, smudged words, unreadable phone numbers, and tiny ads. And you had to buy newspapersyes, papers with an -s, as many as four or fiveif you really want a thorough job search. Tedious.

And then fast forward to the cyberage. With so many jobs online sprouting here and there, from as far as the other side of the world, you only need your mouse now.

Yes, in this techno-driven world, a job search is a not properly called that if it's not carried out online. Job searches are easy to complete and the job opportunities that come up are there for the taking.

1. Log on. Hundreds of job websites offer free sign-ups now like work from home it jobs. They're more than glad to have you there to add to their growing number of members. If you plan to register to more than one site, it's best you use just one e-mail and password so you don't confuse them.

Your best shot in choosing job classifieds sites are the relatively new ones. They have less population of job applicants, which means you have more chances of getting noticed by employers on the lookout for resumes.

Examples are [spam URL stripped]

2. Key in your details. As with all other sites that you register in, online job classifieds will ask for your relevant personal information needed for their database. Get ready to provide your email address, a username, a password, your birthdate, and other details. The best thing about online job searching is that you can log in and out whenever you feel like it.

4. Build your resume. Don't worry, just as it is free to sign up, it's free to build your resume at most online job sites. You can either upload your existing resume or create a new one through the step-by-step template found at the site itself. It'll be helpful to consult a few articles on how to create an effective and winning resume.

Make sure you regularly update your resume (photos, seminars attended, contests won, freelance jobs or projects recently taken, etc). And make sure too your contact details (email, mobile phone and home number) are clear so that prospective employers can reach you anytime.

4. Set up your portfolio. You won't get asked a single cent for this. Feel free to upload at every online job classifieds your masterpieces, whether they articles, photographs, short films and videos, etc. State important details like date of publication/creation, location, context, awards won, etc. Update your portfolio regularly and let employers know they'd be missing out big time should they overlook you.

5. Search around. After placing your resume and portfolio on the database of the job website, why not search job listings now. Simple searches can be performed through the website's search engine. Input your preferred skills, job category, position, and location of work. You're sure to find one that's just right for you.

Regardless of whether the office is open or not, online job sites are there for you 24/7. With all that time and leeway and resources available right at your fingertips, there should be no excuse for not getting a great job.

6. Finally sit back. But not too long.
If you've gotten this far in the article, wow! You really have a thing for reading. But seriously now, isn't it time for you to be getting a new job? Click right on!"

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+ - SPAM: Franchise UAE 2011 Entreprenur’s Doorway to

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franchiseuae writes "The three days show will be organised from 14th to 16th April, at Business Village, in Deira, Dubai UAE. The
event offers an unparallel opportunity to the aspiring entrepreneurs and investors to meet the who’s who of franchise and retail across the world. Also the participation in the show will help the entrepreneurs to extend their footprints across the six states of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) – the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia."

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+ - Android web browser can not upload files->

Submitted by MichaelSmith
MichaelSmith (789609) writes "I have an android phone and wrote a photo blogging application so that I could upload pictures directly from the phone. When I finally got around to testing from the browser on android the <input type=file> tag turned into a message Uploads Disabled. So I googled around and found this hilarious bug report which unfortunately confirms that Android can not upload files."
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+ - Making sense of the Alzheimer's drug pipeline->

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hlovy (613473) writes "Alzheimer's disease is a thief. It robs seniors of a lifetime of experience and memories as it also robs their children and other loves ones of the benefits of their wisdom. It empties the wallets of families, and leaves many emotionally drained at seeing their elders slowly disappear into themselves.

So, what new answers has medical science has come up with? At best, it's good news and bad news. First, the bad news: there is no cure. There is not even complete agreement as to its cause. There is a general consensus that extracellular amyloid-beta (Aß) plaques and intraneuronal tangles in the brain are to blame. Drugs being developed tend to target these plaques. But, at best, they hold off symptoms temporarily.

Now, the good news. Biomarkers research is making it increasingly possible to determine whether a person might develop Alzheimer's disease, perhaps even decades in advance. The earlier the disease is detected, the better the chances are of being able to delay its symptoms or at least prepare for them. It could be argued, however, that this detection capability is, in itself, a good news/bad news scenario.

But, those sticky philosophical issues aside, medical progress marches on in its usual lurching way--many failures mixed with some progress. Here's a rundown of what's on the market, recent drug failures, pipeline prospects and the most recent research from the the laboratory trenches."

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+ - Follows App Tracks Your Online Popularity->

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Anonymous Coward writes "Follows lets you track your online popularity. Use this app to chart how many followers, friends, likes, subscriptions, connections or views you've accumulated across various social networks and services.

You can provide a custom URL to follows and have it track private data such as newsletter subscribers, comment counts, visitors, etc."

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