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Submission + - GLBasic supports iPad joysticks (glbasic.com)

GLBasic writes: "The lack of proper controls for iPad and iPhone games had been a pain for many gamers since the huge impact of the iOS based devices. But clever geek solutions exist that bring the joy of old school buttons and joysticks to the new gaming era.
Starting with the iCade and followed by the more compact iControlPad now the giant Atari released a bluetooth gadget that connects to your iPad or iPhone as a keyboard, offering great physical controls for great games.

With the update version 10.113, the developers of GLBasic offer a built-in support for these devices. Programming is very easy, because from the programmers point of view the iCade was implemented as if there was a 2nd joystick attached to a PC.

GLBasic is a free programming language that supports a huge variety of target platforms. The "premium" SDK purchase offers support for many mobile devices, 3D graphics and networking action."


Submission + - F5 protects against Apache Killer (f5.com)

An anonymous reader writes: It’s called “Apache Killer” and it’s on Wednesday we heard about yet another example of exploiting not a vulnerability, but a protocol’s behaviour. In this case, the target is Apache and the “vulnerability” is in the way multiple ranges are handled by the Apache HTTPD server. While Apache will be quick to respond with a patch, in the mean time, leading Application Delivery vendor F5 Networks, a popular choice for large web infrastructures often sitting in front of farms of Apache servers, today posted three configurable options for protecting against this vulnerability.

Submission + - The sexual habits of the British (channel4.com)

An anonymous reader writes: It's off topic, but this might be a bit of fun for the quiet days of August. It's a data visualisation showing what the British get up to between the sheets: http://sexperienceuk.channel4.com/the-sexperience-1000

It is unique (or at the very least unusual) in that as well as showing aggregate data, you can click on each person to find out more about each individual who makes up the totals. So, for instance, you can see that of the 167 people who have had sex in their parents bed (http://bit.ly/plzK2p), 10 now drive a BMW (http://bit.ly/pBS0HZ)


Submission + - TalkO'Clock, The Social P2P Alarm Clock

bs0d3 writes: Instead of waking up to a regular alarm clock, the free service will let others help you get out of bed. TalkO’Clock allows you to choose whether you want to be called by a male or a female stranger, and it has a robot – CallO’Bot – lined up in case no one is available at the time you have to wake up. All completely anonymous of course which is another favorite feature of file-sharers.

Submission + - Insulin pump hacker gets federal attention as Reps (massdevice.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The computer security expert who "hacked" his own insulin pump has got members of Congress concerned. They're asking for an investigation into wireless med-tech.

Submission + - Mageia 1 Review (desktoplinuxreviews.com)

JimLynch writes: "Mandriva had been around a long time and is a popular desktop distribution. I was intrigued to find that Mandriva now has a fork called Mageia. The first release of Mageia came out recently and I finally found some time to sit down and give it a go. Mageia was created by former Mandriva contributors."

Submission + - MS wrongly claims drop in remote code execution (networkworld.com)

jbrodkin writes: "In its latest annual security report, Microsoft claimed some progress in fending off vulnerabilities that allow remote code execution. But the initial version of the report released Monday contained errors, and a corrected version released today abandons the claim that the total number of vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution is dropping. While the percentage of vulnerabilities allowing remote code execution has dropped, the total number of vulnerabilities rose so high in 2011 that the total number of remote code problems rose as well. Out of 283 vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products in fiscal 2011, 178 allowed remote code execution, compared to 149 out of 211 the year before. Regardless of vulnerability type, IT pros in Microsoft shops are deploying more patches than ever before."

Submission + - Is a Teeny Tablet Worth It? (wsj.com)

wesman212 writes: With a 2.8-inch screen, the Archos 28 might be called an “Internet tablet,” but it’s really more like an MP3 player with a touch screen and Web access. The tablet, which retails for $89.99 but can be found online for less, is the first Wi-Fi Android device below $100.

Submission + - Incompleteness Theorem made complete? (wordpress.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Kurt Goedel's first incompleteness theorem states that no set of consistent set of rules can be developed to describe the maths of the natural numbers — an earthquake in the world of mathematics when published in the early 1930s. Goedel himself said that this might be straightened out by a better understanding of infinities — and now, reports the New Scientist, UC Berkeley mathematician Hugh Woodin has proposed a theory that does just that — proving Cantor's continuum hypothesis on the way

Submission + - Data harvest – how Google sees users on Goog (geek.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Back in 1998, there were these twofix guys who figured out that if all of the stuff on the internet could be indexed, sorted, and presented in a useful fashion, it would be really great. These guys formed Google, and they figured out that even if it is not immediately useful, being able to collect as much information about how people use the internet was a pretty big deal. Since then, Google has grown out in every direction imaginable to collect more and more information, harvest all the data around them, and to sort it out until it shows a trend or becomes otherwise useful.

Google hasn’t quite figured out a few avenues to collect data yet, but new services are coming out all the time to fix that. One of these services is the barely a month old Google+. As a rapidly expanding social network, Google will have gobs and gobs of new data to collect and figure out how to use. Its not often we get a peek into how exactly Google does things, but a recent tip reveals a little bit of how Google is already sorting G+ users for harvest.


Submission + - Mother of Murdered UK Girl Sarah Payne (scandal4u.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The mother of a murdered British school girl was targeted by a private investigator working for Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, her charity said on Thursday, reigniting a phone-hacking scandal that has shaken his global media empire. The Phoenix Foundation, a children’s charity that Sara Payne co-founded after her daughter was killed by a paedophile in 2000, said her details were found in notes kept by

Submission + - Google Launches Hotel Finder Search Tool (techtribune.com)

techtribune writes: Google has launched a new experimental search tool dubbed "Google Hotel Finder" which allows consumers to find the perfect hotel based on user ratings, hotel class, and price range. I spent a while playing with the new tool and find it very fast at finding hotels based on my search criteria. I especially like the way it displays the hotels and more information about the hotel without ever leaving the search tool.

Submission + - Facebook To Launch Rival To Google News? (itproportal.com)

siliconbits writes: Facebook may be mulling plans to build an online news service that will compete with Google News or Yahoo News after the social networking website's Journalist Program Manager published a rather interesting article on the Harvard University's Nieman Journalist Lab. The chap in question — Vadim Lavrusik — talks about the building blocks to consider when rethinking about the structure of stories. At Facebook, Lavrusik — who used to work at Mashable — is responsible for helping journalists to "create new ways to tell stories". In the article, Vadim articulates the conversation about future story formats from five different angles; Context, Social, Personalisation, Mobile and Participation.

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