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2010 Bug Plagues Germany 233

krou writes "According the Guardian, some 30 million chip and pin cards in Germany have been affected by a programming failure, which saw the microchips in cards unable to recognize the year change. The bug has left millions of credit and debit card users unable to withdraw money or make purchases, and has stranded many on holiday. French card manufacturer Gemalto accepted responsibility for the fault, 'which it is estimated will cost €300m (£270m) to rectify.' They claim cards in other countries made by Gemalto are unaffected."

Comment IS China COMMUNIST?!?! (Score 1) 247

Wait a second, THIS CHINESE AUTHORS SOCIETY NOTICED THAT SOMEBODY SCANNED THEIR BOOK AND COMPLAIN?!?! CHINA HAS COURTS?!? ISN"T GOOGLE UNDER DISCRETION FROM THE GOVERNMENT ANYWAY!?!?? WHAT IS THIS COMMUNISM!?!? if they can sue Google, meaning they have rights, meaning that the government issued them, meaning that the government is not controlling, meaning that the government is not communist, then what is China?
Biotech

Intel Says Brain Implants Could Control Computers By 2020 314

Lucas123 writes "Scientists at Intel are working on developing sensors that would be implanted in a person's head in order to harness brain waves that could then be used to control computers, televisions, cell phones and other electronic equipment. Intel has already used Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (FMRI) machines to determine that blood flow changes in specific areas of the brain based on what word or image someone is thinking of. People tend to show the same brain patterns for similar thoughts. 'Eventually people may be willing to be more committed ... to brain implants. Imagine being able to surf the Web with the power of your thoughts.' said Intel research scientist Dean Pomerleau."

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