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+ - Google debuts the Chromebit, a Chromebook dongle->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Today Google unveiled a new device: the Chromebit. It's a small compute stick that contains the Rockchip 3288 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of storage — much like a low-end Chromebook. It connects to a TV or monitor through an HDMI port. (It also has a USB port for power and plugging in peripherals.) Google says the Chromebit is their solution for turning any display into a computer, and it will cost under $100. Google also announced a couple of new Chromebooks as well. Haier and Hisense models will cost $150, and a ASUS model with a rotating display will cost $250.
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+ - SPAM: Syrian Electronic Army hacks Bluehost, Justhost, Hostgator, and Hostmonster

Submitted by abhishekmdb
abhishekmdb writes: Endurance Group’s Hosting Companies BlueHost, Hostgator, Justhost, FastDomain and HostMonstor Hacked By Syrian Electronic Army

After lying low for a while, the pro Assad regime hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) today hacked the Endurance International Group Inc held hosting companies Bluehost, Hostgator, Justhost, HostMonstor which are some of the worlds biggest hosting companies.

Announcing the hack on Twitter, SEA posted the screenshots of the control panels of these web hosting companies. The screenshots show that SEA had complete access to the control panel of these hosting companies.

The hack first came into notice after a tweet was fired from Syrian Electronic Army using the hijacked Account of Bluehost. Later the same was announced on official Twitter account of SEA

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+ - SPAM: 9 Year Old CEO warns of dangers of phone hacking, demonstrates how its done

Submitted by abhishekmdb
abhishekmdb writes: 9 year old Reuben Paul who is CEO of Prudent Games, delivers a keynote address at cyber security conference and demonstrates how dangerous phone hacking is

Meet Reuben Paul. The Harmony School of Science third-grader has accomplished more in nine years than some adults accomplish in a lifetime.

Reuben Paul is pretty well known in cyber security circles for a 9 year old boy because of his exploits. He is also the CEO of Austin, Texas based Prudent Games.

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Comment: Reconciling the Conventional Methods (Score 1) 68

by dwulf (#30890490) Attached to: Researchers Make a Case For Learning Through Video Game Creation
I always had the idea that learning school subjects through games would be much more entertaining and therefore the retention level would be much higher. I remember many classes (particularly Algebra) that where very boring to me when taught through conventional methods as such, I barely passed the class with a D-. But when I got home, and tinkered around with my Commodore 64 to program very simple games with "Basic" I inadvertently learned Algebraic concepts without realizing it. When I took college Algebra, and I reconciled the similarities of the conventional methods forced upon me in High school and methods I learned though osmosis while developing “simple games” in Basic I aced the class. From that point, I began to realize that games should be a primary method of learning skills. The main problem I have always seen is that very few games deal directly with problems in the real world, It merely simulates a made up environment. I am curious as to how much more effort it would take to build a game and a engaging game interface to, say, trade real stocks for real money instead of virtually made up ones (like the Sims, Second Life, etc.).

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