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Hardware

Submission + - Auto Makers Announce Electric Car Charging Standard (motorward.com)

Overly Critical Guy writes: Auto makers are launching a universal EV charger that charges an electric vehicle in 15 to 20 minutes. The standard, called Combined Charging System, has been approved by the Society of Automative Engineers and ACEA, the European association of vehicle manufacturers, as the standard for fast-charging electric vehicles.
Censorship

Submission + - British PM To Announce Porn Blocking Plans (pcpro.co.uk)

Overly Critical Guy writes: British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce network-filtering plans targeted at porn websites, possibly requiring users to 'opt-in' with their ISP to access such content. The idea has support from MP Claire Perry, who said, 'There is a "hands off our internet" movement that sees any change in how access is delivered as censorship.'
Government

Submission + - Antivirus Founder John McAfee Arrested (gizmodo.com)

Overly Critical Guy writes: John McAfee has been forcefully arrested by the Belize Gang Suppression Unit. McAffee, an affluent resident of Belize, claims in a statement that he is being targeted by a crooked politician to whom he refused to give donations. He says armed guards woke him with a bullhorn, vandalized his property with sledgehammers, and killed his dog.
Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 8 Removes Start Button (theverge.com) 1

Overly Critical Guy writes: 15 years after its introduction, Microsoft is removing the Start button in Windows 8. By hovering the cursor over the lower-left corner of the taskbar, a clickable thumbnail appears to access the Metro interface. On touch devices, the interface element can be accessed with a swipe gesture. The Start button was the central theme of the famous Windows 95 commercial featuring "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones.

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