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Honeycomb To Require Dual-Core Processor 177

Posted by timothy
from the expand-the-requirements dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "According to managing director of Korean consumer electronics firm Enspert, Google's new Android Honeycomb tablet OS will require a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor to run properly. That means that many existing Android tablets will not be upgradeable to Honeycomb, as they lack the processor necessary to meet the spec. Currently, Nvidia's Tegra 2 platform is the only chipset in products on the market to include a Cortex-A9, although other manufacturers have said they're moving to the new processor architecture for 2011 products."

Journal: Your Kids Could be Exposing Your Files on the Net

Journal by Alien54
Your kids could be exposing all of your confidential computer files to the entire world. WFXT (Fox 25 TV in Boston) has a video report on kids unwisely changing the sharing options in many P2P software packages, often sharing the entire hard drive without their parent's knowledge. After that, they are just a simple search from trouble. As
The Internet

Journal: ISP pulls the plug on isohunt, podtropolis, and torrentbox.

Journal by spiralwebs
As seen on isohunt.com: " Update, Jan. 16, 2007 Lawyers from our primary ISP decided to pull our plug without any advance notice, as of 14:45 PST. No doubt related to our lawsuit brought by the MPAA, but we don't have more information at this time until people responsible comes to work tomorrow. We will be back in operation once we sort out this mess with our ISP, or we get new hardware ready from our new ISP. Sit back and enjoy the rest of the internet in the mean time, while it last. For your

+ - Cancer Figher May Not Get Chance Due to No Patent

Submitted by theshowmecanuck
theshowmecanuck (666) writes "In a recent study, researchers at the University of Alberta Department of Medicine have shown that an existing small, relatively non-toxic non-patented molecule, dichloroacetate (DCA), "causes regression in several cancers, including lung, breast, and brain tumors".
"But there's a catch: the drug isn't patented, and pharmaceutical companies may not be interested in funding further research if the treatment won't make them a profit."
DCA is currently used to treat mitochondrial diseases in children. Mitochondria, which are the metabolic power houses of cells, and which also regulate cell death, are damaged in cancerous cells. This gives the cancerous cells an advantage over normal cells and helps protect them against chemotherapy. DCA seems to be able to correct the damage, something that was not thought possible before, causing tumour growth to slow. It doesn't seem to affect normal cells. It has been tested in test tubes and animal subjects. A link to another site in case of slashdotting."
The Courts

+ - FBI Arrests Founders of Payment Processor Neteller

Submitted by
Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence writes "Eye On Gambling is reporting that two founders of a company which processes Internet gambling transactions were arrested and charged with laundering billions of dollars in gambling proceeds, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The charges against the former Neteller PLC directors, John David Lefebvre, 55, and Stephen Eric Lawrence, 46, both Canadian citizens, were contained in two criminal complaints unsealed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Monday, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said in a statement.

The prosecutor said the men knew when they took their company public that its activities were illegal.

"Blatant violations of U.S. law are not a mere `risk' to be disclosed to prospective investors," Garcia said. "Criminal prosecutions related to online gambling will be pursued even in cases where assets and defendants are positioned outside of the United States."

FBI Assistant Director Mark J. Mershon said the multibillion-dollar online gambling industry was "a colossal criminal enterprise masquerading as legitimate business."

Lefebvre and Lawrence were charged in connection with the creation and operation of an Internet payment services company that facilitated the transfer to billions of dollars of illegal gambling proceeds from U.S. citizens to the owners of overseas Internet gambling companies.

Lefebvre was arrested Monday in Malibu, Calif and was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles Tuesday. Lawrence, who resides in Paradise Island, Bahamas, was arrested Monday in the U.S. Virgin Islands and will appear in federal court on Wednesday.

In 1999, the men founded Neteller, which is based in the Isle of Man and is publically traded in the United Kingdom.

The company began processing Internet gambling transactions in approximately July 2000, allowing companies to transfer money from U.S. customers to bank accounts overseas.

Prosecutors cited Neteller's 2005 annual report in saying that Lawrence and Lefebvre enabled the company to provide payment services to more than 80 percent of worldwide gaming merchants.

Lawrence left the company's board of directors in October while Lefebvre left in December 2005, prosecutors said. Together, the men owned as much as 35 percent of the company's outstanding shares.

Garcia noted that the company acknowledged when it went public that U.S. law prohibited people from promoting certain forms of gambling, including Internet gambling and transmmitting funds that are known to have been derived from criminal activity.

Lefebvre and Lawrence also conceded in the company's offering documents that they were risking prosecution by the U.S. government, he said.

Prosecutors said Neteller in 2005 alone processed more than $7.3 billion in financial transactions, 95 percent of which was derived from money transfers involving Internet gambling.

Lawrence and Lefebvre, both charged with conspiring to transfer funds with the intent to promote illegal gambling, could face a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.

EOG.com has currently got multiple threads discussing the topic on their posting forums"

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