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+ - A good man in need of our help->

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raluxs
raluxs writes "Ken Starks, from Helios Project fame, has dedicated several years to help provide unprivileged children with computers, internet access and linux of course!. Now he has fallen ill with an expanding throat cancer and in urgent need of a possibly life saving surgery. And with no other means possible he is resorting to the linux comunity for help to gather the necesary funds and a Indiegogo donation campaign has been set at http://igg.me/p/206687 . C'mon guys!"
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Blackberry

+ - RIM confirms BES 10 will not support existing BlackBerry phones->

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye (2330148) writes "RIM releases intentionally misleading statement, then backtracks and confirms the original report it was denying: Enterprises that want to continue supporting existing BlackBerry phones as well as newer BlackBerry 10 devices will need to run two different BES servers at the same time..."
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Microsoft

+ - Windows 7 Is The Next Windows XP->

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snydeq
snydeq writes "Windows XP's most beloved factors are also driving business organizations to Windows 7 in the face of Windows 8. 'We love Windows 7: That's the message loud and clear from people this week at the TechMentor Conference held at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash. With Windows XP reaching end of life for support in April 2014, the plan for most organizations is to upgrade — to Windows 7,' indicating 'a repeat of history for what we've seen with Windows releases, the original-cast Star Trek movie pattern where every other version was beloved and the ones in between decidely not so.'"
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Android

+ - Ubi Always On Voice-Activated Android Servant PC Breaks out on Kickstarter->

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MojoKid
MojoKid writes "Kickstarter is proving to be the place to go if you have an Android concept in need of funding. Ouya, a $99 Android console that blew by its original goal of raising $950,000 in funds and ended up with nearly $8.6 million instead, and now we're seeing similar excitement for Ubi, a ubiquitous Android PC that is always on and responds to voice commands. Ubi's developers only sought to raise $36,000 to pay the bills, lower costs, and pay for safety certifications, and with 26 days still to go, the project has more than doubled its funding goal with over $81,000 in pledges from 500 backers. From a hardware standpoint, Ubi is an Android PC that plugs into the wall like a fixture and consists of an ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 800MHz, 1GB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, various sensors (temperature, humidity, air pressure, ambient light) and a few other odds and ends."
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Comment: Use a turbine (Score 2) 543

by raluxs (#40700331) Attached to: Asking Slashdot: Converting an SUV Into an Hybrid Diesel-Electric?
As I understand it, you want to use a diesel engine to recharge the batteries and extend the range of the electric vehicle. Have you considered using a turbine instead an internal combustion engine for the range extender? . A constant speed turbine running a power generator should be more efficient than an ICE and should be lighter also. Plus you will get a very cool sound for your vehicle . Good luck
Communications

+ - 186Gbps Long Distance data transfer breaks world r->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The team achieved two-way data rates of 186Gbps, breaking their previous record of 119Gbps set in 2009. The data's fastest speed in a single direction was 98Gbps.

By contrast current fibre optic networks have a top speed of about 1Gbps.

The distances spanned nearly 131 miles (212km) and relied on the latest optical equipment, highly tuned servers and ran over a 100Gbps circuit, set up by CANARIE, Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network."

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Games

+ - A Profile of Women Gamers->

Submitted by mikejuk
mikejuk (1801200) writes "Some stereotypes might have been blown away in a a recent survey from Gameshouse. More than half (55%) of online gamers (people who play online games on their computer, social networking sites, or mobile devices) are women. The survey then went on the provide a profile of these female gamers and revealed the typical modern online gamer as a woman in a serious relationship who works out, is more social than non-gamers, plays games in the evenings, and has more sex than a woman who doesn’t play online games. Perhaps we need some new avatars?"
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+ - European Court of Justice: ISPs can't be forced to->

Submitted by mmcuh
mmcuh (1088773) writes "Back in 2004, Belgian copyright group Sabam managed to get a court order forcing the ISP Scarlet to filter out filesharing traffic. Scarlet took the case to a national appeals court, which in turn asked the European Court of Justice for an opinion. The opinion was delivered today: "EU law precludes an injunction made against an internet service provider requiring it to install a system for filtering all electronic communications passing via its services which applies indiscriminately to all its customers, as a preventive measure, exclusively at its expense and for an unlimited period. [...] It is true that the protection of the right to intellectual property is enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. There is, however, nothing whatsoever in the wording of the Charter or in the Court's case law to suggest that that right is inviolable and must for that reason be absolutely protected.""
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