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Submission + - Where Have You Gone, Peter Norton?->

harrymcc writes: If you used an PC in the 1980s and 1990s, the chances were very good that you used utility software which came in a box with a picture of Peter Norton on it. The Norton brand still exists, but those packaging photos of Norton himself are long gone--along with the whole classic era of utility software they represented. Over at Technologizer, I paid tribute to this one-time icon of the PC industry.
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Submission + - YouTube Suspends Massive Archive of Information Security Conference Videos->

An anonymous reader writes: Adrian Crenshaw, also known as Irongreek, is a regular face at Information Security conferences. He records many talks, processes them, and puts them online for all to learn from. His YouTube channel is one of the the largest archives of Information Security knowledge out there. In many cases, it's the only record of the research and knowledge presented at the small to medium sized security conferences in the United States. Tonight, Google decided to suspend his YouTube channel with no reason given. Our industry is reeling from this loss of collective knowledge. We ask if this is the beginning of censorship against security content? We hope not and we hope that Google will repeal its decision and bring back Irongeek's channel.
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Submission + - Google Unveils Project Tango 3D Tablet DevKit Powered By NVIDIA's Tegra K1->

MojoKid writes: Google's Project Tango tablet is a 3D mapping and spatially-aware device that, with number of cameras and sensors on it, can detect its surroundings and your movements in three dimensions. As such, you can utilize the device to develop applications and uses that integrate the physical world around you in a virtual representation on screen. From augmented reality, to gaming and terrain mapping, the things you could conceivably do with a device like this are rather fascinating. Until today, we haven't gotten a lot of detail regarding exactly what makes Project Tango tick but the folks at NVIDIA have helped, along with Google, to let the cat out of the proverbial bag. It appears that the just announced Project Tango development kit is based on a 7-inch Android tablet with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and it's powered by NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 integrated processor and SoC (System On a Chip). Interestingly, previous versions of Project Tango have been torn down, revealing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 under the hood. However, it appears Google needed a bit more juice and is also going with NVIDIA's new low power mobile beast. Word is Google's Project Tango Developer's Kit will be available "later this year" and will cost exactly $1024. Wouldn't you know it, that price fits neatly into a 1KB memory space. Think they meant to do that?
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Submission + - NASA's Budget 'Victory' is Anything But

StartsWithABang writes: Earlier this week, attempts to cut NASA's budget were defeated, and it looks like the largest space agency in the world will actually be getting nearly a 2% budget increase overall. While common news outlets are touting this as a great budget victory, the reality is that this is shaping up to be just another year of pathetic funding levels, putting our greatest dreams of exploring and understanding the Universe on hold. A sobering read for anyone who hasn't realized what we could be doing.

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UPDATE 4-Sprint agrees to pay about $32 bln to buy T-Mobile -source
Reuters
(Adds analysts' comments, share price). By Paritosh Bansal and Harro Ten Wolde. NEW YORK/FRANKFURT, June 4 (Reuters) - Sprint Corp has agreed to pay about $40 per share to buy T-Mobile US Inc , a person familiar with the matter said, marking further...
Sprint Reportedly Set To Buy T-Mobile in Another Major MergerTIME
Sprint near deal to buy T-Mobile USA for $50 billion, reports sayInfoWorld
The Switchboard: Sprint and T-Mobile edge closer to a mergerWashington Post (blog)
New York Times (blog)-Detroit Free Press-Washington Business Journal
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Submission + - YouTube's new music service is shortchanging independent acts

mrspoonsi writes: A European group by the name of Impala that represents the continent's independent artists and labels, says that indies are being presented with non-negotiable contracts to join the service. What's more, if the artists don't sign to "probably the lowest rates in the business," the videos that they've posted to their YouTube channels will reportedly be blocked from the site entirely. A musician (understandably) not playing ball with Google's video wing hurts everyone involved, all the way down to the end user. If Impala isn't familiar, you've almost assuredly heard of its artists: Jack White, Adele, M.I.A., Royksopp, Arctic Monkeys, and The National, to name a few.

Comment some of my questions !! (Score 1) 190 190

my question is will those who are not allowed to legally drive in the first place, such as those who are medically prohibited because of such conditions as Epilepsy, be allowed to operate these kinds of cars? and Do you know the kind of world, the options, this kind of car would open up to those of us who are not allowed to drive a conventional vehicle? This would be astonishing..

Comment i think innovative part has disrupted everything.. (Score 1) 105 105

Intense competition in tech industry have made difficulties in innovative products and every single company even Chinese have made effort to try out in manufacturing new devices...what they are doing is coming up new device with little change like the series of advancement in APPL and Samsung with bigger screen and little added features in it..i think innovative part has disrupted everything in this battle to go first position.

Submission + - Is Google CEO's "Tiny Bubble Car" Yahoo CEO's "Little Bubble Car"?

theodp writes: Back in 2011, then-Google VP and now-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer brainstormed with BMW to sketch out an idea she had for self-driving 'little bubbles' that could ease office commutes. Here's Mayer's pitch from a BMW film short: "All I really need is a little bubble that drives itself and when it runs into something, it doesn't hurt that much...and...you know, like it doesn't actually take up that much fuel because it's so lightweight and it's good for the environment for that reason." So, with Google's newly-built, steering wheel-less self-driving car being described as a "tiny bubble-car", one wonders if Google CEO Larry Page's "Tiny Bubble Car" has its roots in Mayer's "Little Bubble Car", especially considering the striking similarity of Mayer's concept car sketch and Google's built vehicle

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