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Comment: about helmets (Score 1) 947

by genka (#45224899) Attached to: How Safe Is Cycling?
Bike helmet is not terribly effective. Large study of motorcycle accidents showed that the majority of damages were to the areas not covered by bicycle helmets. My personal experience confirms it. Search google images for "hurt report helmet", there is a nice illustration. I never ride my motorcycle without a full face helmet. On a bicycle I don't bother.
Android

+ - An iPhone user shows how to switch to Android->

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GMGruman writes "In the last year, Android smartphones have significantly improved, while the iPhone's improvements have gotten incremental. So iPhone users may now seriously consider getting an Android device. This how-to shows how someone in the Apple ecosystem — Macs, iPads, Apple TV, etc. — can bring an Android smartphone into the mix. Surprisingly, it turns out that Android can work with much of the Apple ecosystem, such as iCloud, with a few apps and a little savvy."
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Microsoft

+ - Windows 8 Updated Ahead of Official Release->

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An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft has issued an update for Windows 8 ahead of it's official release date of October 26th. The patch includes a number of enhancements which the company says would normally only be made available via a service pack.

  The tech giant announced the update yesterday and said the enhancements cover "performance, power management and battery efficiency, media playback, and compatibility". Audio and video playback and driver and application support are also said to have been improved.

If you are an MSDN or enterprise customer then the update is available now via Windows Update. The update will also be included in all OEM products from launch date on October 26th.

The update is also available for Windows Server 2012. Full details can be found here."

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Science

+ - The LED is 50 years old->

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BoxRec
BoxRec writes "The light-emitting diode has brightened our lives for half a century — from lighting up the city streets at night, to decorating Christmas trees each December.
The LED started life in October 1962, as a single red illumination in a General Electric research lab in New York state.
Prof Nick Holonyak Jr from the University of Illinois, takes a look back at how it all began with his invention of the first practical visible-spectrum light-emitting diode."

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