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Feed Engadget: GPS helps surgeons carry out delicate procedures (

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While some courageous individuals may not mind a lifeless being slicing them up in the name of health, there remains a number of us who'd still rather have a human counterpart handling their operation. Thankfully, even skilled doctors could soon be given a hand by GPS location techniques, which have already assisted in some joint-replacement procedures. Essentially, the technology dishes out a "three-dimensional view of the joint area on a television monitor," and enables the knife wielder to make "more accurate cuts and place prostheses much more accurately." The signals are generated by a trio of tiny satellites that are inserted into the surgical incision and "triangulate the exact position of surgical instruments and the anatomy of the patient." Just be careful one of those things don't get sewn up in you, or else you'll likely be a walking beacon for the rest of your days.

[Via TGDaily, image courtesy of AVHaspen]

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Feed Engadget: Canon's EOS 40D DSLR coming next month? (

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We've already had a few indications that Canon would be releasing its still-unannounced EOS 40D DSLR sooner or later, but it looks like that day could now be fast approaching, at least according to this shot supposedly taken of a Best Buy computer. As you can see above (if you squint hard enough), it lists the EOS 40D with an "in-stock date" of 09-02-2007 and, according to the person that took the picture, it'll retail for $1599.99. The non-Canon website (linked below) also turned up a shot similar to the one above, and has some rumored specs for the camera to boot, including a 10.2 megapixel sensor, 2.5-inch LCD, DIGIC III image processor, and an ISO range from 100 to 3200, among other desirable features. As for whether those will actually pan out, we'll just have to wait and see.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Microsoft Says "War on Terror" is Overblown 666

SlinkySausage writes "The endless security measures imposed on society as a result of the "war on terror" have become overblown and intrusive, according to Microsoft Redmond senior security analyst Steve Riley. He made the comments in a talk at day one of Tech.Ed Australia about software security. Riley also fessed up that Microsoft cocked up XP from a security perspective. "We let you down with XP," he said. Microsoft also showed a very interesting new desktop virtualisation technology called SoftGrid, which allows applications to be virtualised individually, rather than a whole OS. Think Virtual PC or VMware, but instead of virtualising an OS, just a single application is virtualised."

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