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+ - Bitcoin breaks $100 USD->

Submitted by jeremy85mai
jeremy85mai (2520912) writes ""Yesterday, while a number of banks were closed, bitcoin decided to break another major psychological barrier, and is now trading at above $100 USD per coin. At the moment, Bitcoin is trading at $118 USD/BTC. There is very little resistance to further price increases, so expect the price of bitcoin to rise very rapidly over the next few weeks. These are also record highs for the currency. ""
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+ - Bitcoin breaks $100 USD per coin->

Submitted by bobwrit
bobwrit (1232148) writes ""Yesterday, while a number of banks were closed, bitcoin decided to break another major psychological barrier, and is now trading at above $100 USD per coin. At the moment, Bitcoin is trading at $118 USD/BTC. There is very little resistance to further price increases, so expect the price of bitcoin to rise very rapidly over the next few weeks. These are also record highs for the currency.""
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Bitcoin

+ - Bitcoin crosses 1 billion USD market value threshold->

Submitted by jeremy85mai
jeremy85mai (2520912) writes "From the article:
"Today, Bitcoin crossed an important milestone for the decentralized currency, in that the net worth of all bitcoins currently minted now exceeds 1 billion US dollars. At the moment, bitcoin is trading around $94, which makes the current net market value 1.03 billion USD. This is a significant milestone, since many consider this to be the point at which bitcoin should be taken as a serious currency.""

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Google

+ - What an anti-Google antitrust case by the FTC may look like->

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hessian
hessian writes "It's not certain that Google will face a federal antitrust lawsuit by year's end. But if that happens, it seems likely to follow an outline sketched by Thomas Barnett, a Washington, D.C., lawyer on the payroll of Google's competitors.

Barnett laid out his arguments during a presentation here last night: Google is unfairly prioritizing its own services such as flight search over those offered by rivals such as Expedia, and it's unfairly incorporating reviews from Yelp without asking for permission.

"They systematically reinforce their dominance in search and search advertising," Barnett said during a debate on search engines and antitrust organized by the Federalist Society. "Google's case ought to have been brought a year or two ago.""

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+ - Worlds first 9.6 imch 4K screen produced->

Submitted by jeremy85mai
jeremy85mai (2520912) writes "Ortustech unveiled today that it had build a 9.6 inch display with a resolution of 3840x2160. This gives the display a resolution of 458.94 ppi. This is the smallest any manufacturer has been able to produce any 4K screens. While this is not the highest density display out there(Toshiba has displays that are around 500 PPI), it is still incredibly dense. The main advantage of screens this dense is either for a much smoother visual experience(reducing the need for Anti-Aliasing), as well as making the image displayed much more crisp and sharp."
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Displays

+ - Ortustech constructs a 9.6 inch 4K display->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "From the article:
"Ortustech unveiled today that it had build a 9.6 inch display with a resolution of 3840x2160. This gives the display a resolution of 458.94 ppi. This is the smallest any manufacturer has been able to produce any 4K screens. While this is not the highest density display out there(Toshiba has displays that are around 500 PPI), it is still incredibly dense. The main advantage of screens this dense is either for a much smoother visual experience(reducing the need for Anti-Aliasing), as well as making the image displayed much more crisp and sharp.""

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Technology

+ - Reviews of the first fully customizable mouse begin rolling in->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Cyborg is a company well known for their gaming peripherals. It has a line of mice, xBox controllers, keyboards, and the like. The Cyborg R.A.T. 7(the original one) is one of the most comfortable mice you'll ever own, once you have it customized to your hand. It is also very, very precise, and it one of the nicest mice out there on the market currently. Click here to see pictures of the mouse.(the link here is this: http://exm.nr/JgVbws)

Let's start with the physical design first. The outside is matte black, with an option of changing the back piece that sits in the middle of your palm. The options for the back piece are: a shiny/rubbery piece, a long matte black piece and a short matte black piece. Overall, the device looks very mechanical and very modern looking. The matte black is a nice finish, because it doesn't show fingerprints/finger grease as much as a glossy one would. The underside is a thick aluminum plate, with a hole in it for the scroll wheel. The scroll wheel is a rubberized one, instead of a matte finish. The scroll wheel is then accented on the side by more aluminum. The one item that you think people would have an issue with, would be the section just to the right of the left mouse button. It seems like a lot of people would hit that accidentally with their fingers, but that doesn't happen all that much. The button area's are quite large, and make it difficult to miss them."

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+ - SPAM: Is Commission Hack Really Worth It?

Submitted by judaperi
judaperi (2641227) writes "Commission Hack is being released by Andrew X & Steven Johnson on May 17th, 2012. This is a high quality wordpress plugin that allows user’s to launch affiliate sites quickly and easily in any niche they want with minimal to no technical skills. Automation is the key here, and this plugin ticks all the boxes: content, traffic AND monetization."
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Security

+ - 100,000 DSL modems may loose their 'Net connection from Jul 9, says Paul Vixie-> 1

Submitted by Dante_J
Dante_J (226787) writes "Up to 100,000 DSL modems may loose access to DNS come July the 9th due to scripted web interface changes made to them by DNSChanger. This and other disturbing details were raised by respected Internet elder Paul Vixie during a presentation at the AusCERT 2012 conference."
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Math

+ - World's Subways Share Common Mathematical Structure

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Hugh Pickens writes
Hugh Pickens writes writes "No two subway systems have the same design. New York City’s haphazard rail system differs markedly from the highly organized Moscow Metro, or the tangled spaghetti of Tokyo’s subway network. Now BBC reports that a study analyzing 14 subway networks around the world has discovered that the distribution of stations within each of the subway networks, as well as common proportions of the numbers of lines, stations, and total distances seem to converge over time to a similar structure regardless of where the networks were, when they were begun, or how quickly they reached their current layout. "Although these (networks) might appear to be planned in some centralized manner, it is our contention here that subway systems like many other features of city systems evolve and self-organize themselves as the product of a stream of rational but usually uncoordinated decisions taking place through time," write the study authors. The researchers uncovered three simple features that make subway system topologies similar all around the world. First, subway networks can be divided into a core and branches, like a spider with many legs. The “core” typically sits beneath the city’s center, and its stations usually form a ring shape. Second, the branches tend to be about twice as long as the width of the core. The wider the core, the longer the branches. Last, an average of 20 percent of the stations in the core link two or more subway lines, allowing people to make transfers. "The apparent convergence towards a unique network shape in the temporal limit suggests the existence of dominant, universal mechanisms governing the evolution of these structures.""
Android

+ - Octave and gnuplot coming to Android-> 1

Submitted by MathIsTasty
MathIsTasty (2640011) writes "Recently, it was announced on the Octave-maintainers list that a Kickstarter campaign has been launched to bring Matlab style numerical computations and graphing to Android via a "more than" port of Octave and gnuplot. While, I doubt it will be as successful as some recent games on Kickstarter, is this a reasonable way to fund free software development? Now, we just have to worry about people working on simulating solar irradiation while driving. Here is a good blog post about the project."
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Cloud

+ - Nvidia unveils virtualized GPU with eye on graphics-intensive cloud->

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tsamsoniw
tsamsoniw writes "With an eye on the evolving BYOD and VDI markets, Nvidia today unveiled the Nvidia VGX platform, designed to virtualize server-side GPUs to deliver graphics-intensive applications and multimedia content to any device. The announcement plays into the company's broader vision of a GPU-accelerated cloud, where users can access high-end graphical applications and content anywhere in the cloud from any device."
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Power

+ - Is the SATA power connector design flawed? 8

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "My computer caught fire today. I saw flames and smoke coming out. When I opened it I saw that the SATA power connector on the back of my samsung DVD drive was cooked. I looked around on the internet and found that I was not alone. A lot of other people have already reported their computer catching fire and almost all of them caught fire exactly the same way, the SATA power connector was burnt. In some cases it was an HDD and in others it was a DVD or blue ray drive but invariable the fire started at the SATA power connector.

Now I am wondering if the there is a fundamental flaw in the power connector design causing the fire? I am not sure where to complain or send feedback so that it gets aggregated and someone in the industry can take action and possibly work on changing the connector design. So I am writing on slashdot."

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