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Submission + - NEC develops the smallest magnetic sensor

An anonymous reader writes: NEC has successfully developed and commenced full-scale production on the world's thinnest class of magnetic sensor at just 0.35 millimeters. Known as the "MRUS61C", the new product will be used for power and backlight switches in folding mobile phones and notebook computers, detecting the opening and closing of these and other similar devices.
Security

Submission + - Apple Mail in Leopard vulnerable again (heise-security.co.uk)

juct writes: "In March 2006 Apple defused a security problem in Apple Mail that made it possible to inject disguised malignant code. In Leopard, the patch was apparently forgotten. This means that you can inadvertently start an executable by double-clicking a mail attachment that looks like a JPEG image file. This works with special attachmnets of the MIME type AppleDouble, that carry information which application should be used to open a file. In Tiger you got a warning about a program being opened, Leopard silently executes a shell script with Terminal.app. heise Security provides a demo, where you can check for yourself."
Google

Google's Android Cellphone SDK Released 283

AchiIIe writes "The android SDK has been released to the wild. As expected it features the Linux Kernel, low level libraries such as FreeType, OpenGL, SQL Lite, WebKit (as a web browser), a custom Java Bytecode interpreter that is highly specialized for the CPU. A common java API is provided. A video has been posted with an the overview of the API." SM: Several readers have also written to mention the Android Developer Challenge offering $10 million in prizes for cool mobile apps.

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