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+ - New Type-C USB connector ready for production->

Submitted by orasio
orasio writes: One of the most frustrating first world problems ever, trying to connect an upside down Micro-USB connector, is bound to dissappear soon.
Type-C connector for USB is declared ready for production by the USB Promoter Group (http://www.usb.org/press/USB_Type-C_Specification_Announcement_Final.pdf).

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+ - Tonido: User controlled cloud services?->

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orasio
orasio writes: "I bumped into this freshmeat link earlier today, and learned about this project: Tonido — Privacy and Online Freedom from online servers. The project proposes a software platform for cloud services hosted by users in a p2p platform, supposedly to be released as GPLv3. It's an early release, with jukebox and gallery applications, but the architecture looks like an interesting idea, at least for those of us who would like to enjoy the benefits of "cloud" services, but are not big fans of third parties holding our data."
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+ - Obesity linked to cognitive problems

Submitted by orasio
orasio writes: Medscape reports about October's issue of Neurology, a study that shows an inverse correlation between BMI and short term memory. Subjects with diagnosed obesity underperformed their skinny counterparts when remembering a list of items. Other effects on cognition are suspected, too. Maybe actually going outside, and quit eating Doritos could make you smarter!

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