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Submission + - Medical 'Tricorder' Scanadu Scout Raises Over $1M (singularityhub.com) 1

kkleiner writes: A Star Trek-like medical 'tricorder' device has already raised $1.3M through crowdfunding with nearly two weeks left in the campaign. The device, called the Scout from startup Scanadu, measures key respiratory and cardiac vital signs, including an electrocardiogram, by simply holding the sensor to a person's forehead for 10 seconds and data are tracked and analyzed via a smartphone. The startup has also revealed plans to expand the integrated app to be able to perform urine analysis using a disposable paddle that connects to the phone.
Windows

Submission + - Irony: China rejects Vista as too risky

surfingmarmot writes: China has rejected Vista as too risky for the some 12,000 Lenovo systems to be used at the Olympic Games. Lenovo is loading the PCs with XP instead. Wireless will still be turned off to further reduce risk. I wonder why they aren't using Red Flag Linux which is an option on the Lenovo systems.
Linux Business

Journal Journal: Forbes Predicts Increased Linux Use Over SCO Demise. 280

The defeat of SCO's infamous copyright attack has Forbes wondering if a GNU/Linux boom is upon us.

The SCO Group frightened potential business users away from Linux with lawsuits demanding billions in royalties. But the litigious company's claims were shot down in a ruling that will likely boost uptake of the operating system.

Communications

Submission + - Richard Stallman talks on Copyright V. The People 5

holden writes: "Richard M. Stallman recently gave a talk entitled Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks to the University of Waterloo Computer Science Club. The talk looks at the origin of copyright, and how it has evolved overtime from something that originally served the benefit of the people to a tool used against them. In keeping with his wishes to use open formats, the talk and qa are available in ogg theora only."

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