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Submission + - Motorola Droid x Gets Rooted (

An anonymous reader writes: The Droid X forums have posted a procedure to root the new Motorola Droid X, putting to rest Andoid fans' fears that they would never gain access to the device's secrets due to a reported eFuse that would brick the phone if certain boot files were tampered with. Rooting the phone is the first step in gaining complete control over the device.

Submission + - Microsoft May Produce CPUs After ARM Alliance (

siliconbits writes: Microsoft announced a bombshell earlier today by saying that it became an ARM Licensee, the only software company to do so. This has given rise to speculation that this may mean that it will launch CPUs (or SoC) in a near future.... Xbox 720 on ARM Cortex-A10 maybe? ARM has announced this morning that Microsoft has become the latest technological company to license its ARM architecture, a significant step which could have some deep consequences in the tech ecosystem. Both companies have been working together since 1997 with Windows Mobile and Windows CE being the two platforms that Microsoft uses for ARM. The Microsoft/ARM agreement extends further though because Microsoft now has access to the full portfolio of ARM's instruction set.

Feed Science Daily: Separating The Brain's 'Bad' From 'Good' Iron (

Chemists are developing ways to bind up iron in the brain to combat the neurological devastation of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. The key is to weed out potentially destructive forms of iron that generate harmful free radicals while leaving benign forms of iron alone to carry out vital functions in the body.

Feed Science Daily: Novel 3-D Cell Culture Model Shows Selective Tumor Uptake Of Nanoparticles (

A novel cell culture model consisting of an aggregate of brain tumor cells growing on normal thin slices of brain tissue has been developed to investigate tumor properties and therapy. The tumor cells showed a similar invasion pattern to that seen when growing in patients. When nanoparticles made from a new type of polymer were added to the co-culture, the nanoparticles were taken up more by the tumor cells than the normal brain cells.

Feed Science Daily: Better Life Support For Artificial Liver Cells (

Researchers are developing technology for keeping liver cells alive and functioning normally inside bioartificial liver-assist devices. Such devices enable people who are suffering from acute liver failure to survive while their own liver cells regenerate, or until they receive a liver transplant. The person's blood or plasma circulates through the device. Inside, living cells -- usually pig or human liver cells -- perform normal liver functions.

Feed Engadget: Tracking sensors could hit school uniforms (

Just a day after getting wind of those Kevlar-lined uniforms, it seems that English parents may want to monitor their kid's location throughout the day just to be cautious. Reportedly, a uniform manufacturer in England is "considering adding satellite tracking devices to its clothing range so parents will always know where their children are" -- a move encouraged by a recent survey that found some 44-percent of mums and dads to be "worried about the safety of their children." As expected, youngsters under the age of 12 didn't seem to mind the idea all that much, but teenagers were purportedly "more wary." C'mon, we all know the grown-ups just want to make sure they catch us skipping, right?

[Via CNET, image courtesy of GreatForSchool]

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Submission + - Google Proxy Hacking: 3rd Party Site Deletions (

cheekygeek writes: "After sitting on this information for over a year (with no fix from Google) this guy is releasing the information publicly in the hopes that it will force Google to act to fix it. He says: "In June of 2006, while working to resolve some indexing issues for a client, I discovered a bug in Google's algorithm that allowed 3rd parties to literally hack a web page out of Google's index and search results. I notified a contact at Google soon after, once I managed to confirm that what we thought we were seeing was really happening. The problem still exists today...""

Feed Engadget: Mempile's TeraDisc fits 1TB on a single optical disc (

Filed under: Storage

We've heard a lot of talk about the death of optical media, but for inexpensive high-capacity storage, it's pretty hard to beat -- which is why the TeraDisc, from Israel's Mempile, look like it has such promise. Eschewing the reflectivity principles in current optical media entirely, the TeraDisc system uses light-sensitive molecules called chromophores to create hologram-like matrices that can be used to store a full terabyte of data on a single disc using a red laser -- and Mempile says that an eventual transition to a blue laser system will enable storage capacities of up to 5GB. The company is hoping to get a prototype ready in 18 months, and plans to ship the first version a year after that, priced around $3,000 for the drive and $30-60 for a 600GB disc. No word on the price of those 1TB discs, but you can bet they won't be cheap.

Read - Mempile website
Read - In-depth article about TeraDisc at The Future of Things

[Thanks, Iddo]

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Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life!

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