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Submission + - Microsoft Windows 8 Appfest in Bangalore creates world record (pcworld.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Speaking from the Windows Appfest, Jon DeVaan, Corporate Vice President, Windows Development, Microsoft said, "Developers are at the center of Microsoft's success. And India is home to some of the world's most talented developers. We are focused on enabling developers to succeed as they build the next generation of apps. I can't wait to see some of these apps being built at the Windows Appfest."

More than 2500 developers attended, with 800 applications being developed successfully and 300 accepted into the app store

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Submission + - PlayStation Network password reset hit by exploit (gamepron.com)

dotarray writes: Sony just can’t win. As the company tries to roll out the new and improved PlayStation Network after nearly a month of downtime, it’s been shown that the password reset system suffers from a nasty exploit.

An attacker simply needs your PSN account email and your date of birth to change your password and access your account – and, you guessed it, that information was compromised in last month’s attack on the data centre.


Submission + - SPAM: Modular Computer System Fits Together Like Legos 1

narramissic writes: "At 'The Soul of the New Machine' conference earlier this month, Human Rights Watch was in attendance trying to get funding for a project that would outfit the group with the BUG, a modular computer that would allow them to do things like measure the use of chemicals in global conflicts. At the base of the bug system is a Linux computer with an MX processor and 120 megabytes of RAM. From there a user can add on different modules, including a camera, GPS, phone, and LCD touchscreen. BUG Labs CEO Peter Semmelhack was on hand at the conference to demo the system."
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Submission + - Original cast onboard for Ghostbusters 3 (sffmedia.com)

bowman9991 writes: "Dan Aykroyd reveals that all the original cast have now signed on for Ghostbusters 3, including Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. Apparently Bill Murray, who holds a one-fifth controlling interest, was very reluctant at first, not even willing to read a third draft of Aykroyd's script. Aykroyd would like to see Ivan Reitman or Harold Ramis direct, wants to introduce a "new generation" of Ghostbusters, and believes they could be filming the new Ghostbuster movie by winter."

Submission + - Space Station Crew Drinks Up To Recycled Urine

An anonymous reader writes: After the astronauts on the International Space Station finished up their communications with Space Shuttle Atlantis yesterday, the crew on the Space Station did something that no other astronaut has ever done before — drank recycled urine and sweat. The previous shuttle crew that recently returned to Earth brought back samples of the recycled water to make sure it was safe to drink, and all tests came back fine. So on Wednesday, the crew took their recycled urine and said "cheers" together and toasted the researches and scientists that made the Urine Recycler possible. After drinking the water, they said the taste was great! They also said the water came with labels on it that said 'drink this when real water is over 200 miles away.'

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