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+ - Samsung Prepares for the Smartwatch Era 1

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "According to a filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office, the Korean electronics giant Samsung has applied for the name Samsung Galaxy Gear . It falls under the 'wearable digital electronic device' category with the identification of 'the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages'. As for the operating system, there's a clear hint from the Galaxy tag that the smartwatch is likely to be running on Android."

+ - Civil disobedience against mass surveillance->

Submitted by nut
nut (19435) writes "We're all aware of how much surveillance we are under on the internet thanks to Edward Snowden. Gehan Gunasekara, an associate commercial law professor at Auckland University in New Zealand, wants all to start sending suspicious looking but meaningless data across the internet to overload these automated surveillance systems. Essentially he is advocating a mass distributed Bayesian poisoning attack against our watchers. I'm curious, what do Slashdotters think of the practicality of this?"
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+ - Site sets out to overload the NSA's PRISM->

Submitted by skadacl
skadacl (199126) writes "In a bold move, there's a new website out there seeking to overload the National Security Agency's PRISM program... If only it can go viral can the site certainly accomplish this goal. So, do you dare? Visit click the big red button, and you'll be searching Google for every single keyword the NSA is looking to track. How bold are you?"
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Comment: Re:Cool - I just poured a building (Score 1) 74

by brad3378 (#42647539) Attached to: Dutch Architect Plans 3D Printed Building

You have a very interesting website. I especially liked your innovative re-use of your old Styrofoam. I wish I had mod points to give you.

I had no idea it took so much wood to tackle a project like that. How much money did you need to spend on wood for that project? Will you be able to reuse the wood after it is removed from the concrete? Do you think a 3D printed home would save on material costs after you factor in the cost of the wood?

+ - Man Injects Penis With Olive Oil, Gets Penis Cancer->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes ""His "coconut sized" genitalia was just the beginning.

A man was admitted to a Bangkok hospital after an unlicensed olive oil injection meant to enlarge his penis caused an infection so horrible his testicles swelled to the size of the medium size fruit, the Bangkok Post reports.""

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+ - Hard Disk capacity set to increase up to five times ->

Submitted by Dupple
Dupple (1016592) writes "A technique that enables the nanopatterned layers that store data in hard disk drives to assemble themselves has been improved to better suit mass production, and could enable disks that store five times as much data as the largest available today.

Using self-assembly instead of machines that print or etch out features has long been considered a potential solution to a looming barrier to expanding the capacity of hard-disk designs. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have now worked out a solution to a problem that made self-assembly incompatible with existing factories."

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