Anarchysoft writes: "In an exciting change from previous statements, Apple CEO Steve Jobs revealed at the D:All Things Digital Conference that 3rd party development will be supported on the iPhone. Questions remain as to whether the opening of the platform, slated for later this year, will be through Dashboard-like Widgets or a separate SDK."
Spunky812 writes: CNET's news.com is reporting that "Security researchers have canceled a talk on the flaws of RFID-equipped building access badges after receiving legal threats from a major manufacturer". Looks like companies can threaten to sue you for pointing out that their product has a major flaw...
azonips writes: "From EurekAlert:
Explore your brain, literally, at the largest online atlast of the brain! BrainMaps.org features the highest resolution whole-brain atlases ever constructed, with over 50 terabytes of brain image data directly accessible online. Users can explore the brains of humans and a variety of other species at an unprecedented level of detail, from a broad view of the brain to the fine details of nerves and connections. The website also includes a suite of free, downloadable tools for navigating and analyzing brain data.
The high-resolution maps will enable researchers to use "virtual microscopy" to compare healthy brains with others, looking at structure, gene expression and the distribution of different proteins. They will enable better understanding of the organization of normal brains, and could help researchers in identifying fine morphological and chemical abnormalities underlying Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases."