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Submission + - Laser pointers produce too much energy, pose risks for the careless (

coondoggie writes: "Commercial grade green and red laser pointers emit energy far beyond what is safe, posing skin, eye and fire hazards. That was the conclusion of a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) study on the properties of handheld laser devices that tested 122 of the devices and found that nearly 90% of green pointers and about 44% of red pointers tested were out of federal safety regulation compliance."

Submission + - PSGroove Open Version of PSJailbreak Released ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Mathieulh and his crew have released their "free" version of the PS Jailbreak code.

To the dismay of the majority of people waiting for it, though, the team have disabled the ability to install games. If running unsigned homebrew code is your thing, though, grab a Teensy 2.0, Teensy++ USB Development Board v2.0 or an AT90USBKEY and have fun. PSGroove is an open-source version of the PSJailBreak exploit for AT90USB and related micro-controllers.

PSGroove for now allows the very same features as the PS JailBreak but without backup manager support, you can also now remove the dongle.

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