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Paypal set to Release Check Depositing iPhone App Soon

September 30, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Paypal set to Release Check Depositing iPhone App Soon

Online banking is about to get even more convenient for PayPal users who will soon be able to deposit checks via their iPhone. Simply sign the back of your check, take a picture of the front and back of the check, and hit send on the PayPal iPhone App. The only drawback? No lollypops at the teller window to grab when you’re done,which for the sake of convenience, most people would gladly concede such a loss. PayPal’s Laura Chambers announced Wednesday that a new version of the PayPal iPhone app... 

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MIT’s RETRO to the Rescue for Network Security Breaches

September 30, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
MIT’s RETRO to the Rescue for Network Security Breaches

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory researchers will unveil a system  next week they say will make it easier for companies to recover from security intrusions. The system, to be known as RETRO, will allow administrators to specify the offending actions, such as a TCP connection or an HTTP request from an adversary, that they want to undo. RETRO then repairs the computer’s file system by selectively undoing the offending actions — that is, constructing a new system... 

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DentBetty Takes Auto Repair to the Internet

September 30, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
DentBetty Takes Auto Repair to the Internet

Car ownership comes with the occasional nightmare of scratches and dents and dealing with the repairs is it’s own separate hell, especially if you take the time to shop around and get estimates from multiple auto repair shops.  In comes DentBetty to help make the experience much less painful. You can use DentBetty to upload at least two photos of your car’s damage and solicit estimates from nearby auto body shops. The easy-to-complete form includes fields where you can describe dent damage... 

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New NASCAR game forthcoming

September 30, 2010 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
New NASCAR game forthcoming

A new NASCAR title is now confirmed to be in development for multiple platforms with studio Eutechnyx at the helm. Activision will be the publisher. This has been confirmed by a new official Website that launched today LINK- with a countdown clock that confirms we will get the specific details in five days. It is now confirmed that the title will be called “NASCAR The Game 2011.” It is also now confirmed that the title is slated for a February 2011 release and has been in development for some... 

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Nintendo hopes 3DS 3rd party game sales will perfrom better than games on the Wii

September 30, 2010 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
Nintendo hopes 3DS 3rd party game sales will perfrom better than games on the Wii

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has acknowledged that its current platforms have not performed as well for third parties as they do their owner. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Iwata noted that “it is true that the third party software sales ratio on Nintendo platforms are comparatively smaller in Japan. Wii’s third party software ratio is especially low.” Graphs from Media Create data demonstrated this was approximately 26 per cent of total Wii software sales. He claimed,... 

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U.S. Government migrating to IPv6 according to White House memo

September 30, 2010 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
U.S. Government migrating to IPv6 according to White House memo

Its great to see that the government does not employ technology illiterates based on a White House memo that outlines the reasons for IPv6 deployment throughout US federal government departments and agencies. Vivek Kundra, US federal CIO explained the reasons why various departments and agencies should upgrade public facing servers and services including web, email and DNS systems to use IPv6 by the end of 2012. Such memos demanding action are not particularly unusual, but it seems that Kundra... 

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Light Stimulation Could Restore Movement to Paralyzed Limbs

September 30, 2010 by Shawn   | Category: Around The Net
Light Stimulation Could Restore Movement to Paralyzed Limbs

In a study that could eventually restore movement to humans’ paralyzed limbs, researchers at California’s Stanford University have used light to induce muscle contractions in mice. A gene derived from algae was inserted into the mice, encoding a light-sensitive protein which adhered to their nerve cell surfaces. Scientists then placed an “optical cuff” lined with tiny, inwards-facing LEDs around the mice’s sciatic nerves. By penetrating those nerves with brief, high-intensity bursts of... 

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A real Robot running on the Android OS

September 29, 2010 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net

Google’s Android operating system has now shown it has the power to control an entirely different breed of mobile devices – ROBOTS. The 3.9 feet (120cm) tall “RIC Android” robot, shown off at Google’s Developer Day in Japan yesterday, is the world’s first robot whose control software runs entirely on Android, its makers claim. It can walk, wave its arms and even make basic attempts at speech. During the demonstration, the RIC Android lifted its head to reveal its brain, a CPU running... 

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Enviro Pig-Good for the Environment but is he good for you?

September 29, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Enviro Pig-Good for the Environment but is he good for you?

This little piggy went to market. This little piggy stayed home. And this little piggy went all the way to a biologist’s lab where it was genetically modified to poop less phosphorus, making it the most environmentally friendly pig in the world. But is he safe for human consumption? The biologist who created the pig intends to find out. Like all animals, pigs’ cells need phosphorus to make DNA, build cell membranes, and transport energy. But pigs can’t digest phytate, a molecule with... 

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Download Content market virtually untapped, says NPD

September 29, 2010 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Download Content market virtually untapped, says NPD

A report by US market research group NPD has revealed that 25 per cent of US consumers aged 13 and above have downloaded content to their home computer, console, smartphone, Blu-ray player or other device over the last 3 months, with six per cent doing via a games console. The six per cent figure is only slightly above that which the report claims for smartphone content downloading, which stands at four per cent. Fifteen per cent of content downloading was done via Mac or PC. “What we learned... 

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Oddworld may be a PS3 EXCLUSIVE, no 360 version yet.

September 29, 2010 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
Oddworld may be a PS3 EXCLUSIVE, no 360 version yet.

Just Add Water: new Oddworld gamed called “Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath” is only a PlayStation 3 title for now. The title that is set to arrive on the PSN for the PS3 around April of 2011 is being held up from release on the Xbox 360 by a number of factors. The biggest of these factors is apparently the size of the game. Sources are confirming that the game is currently about 2.1GB and that is over the Xbox Live Arcade size limit of 2GB. The size of Xbox Live Arcade titles has grown over the... 

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Poison Ivi?

September 29, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Poison Ivi?

Seattle-based Ivi began streaming TV station programming on Sept. 13. It charges viewers $4.99 a month, after a 30-day free trial. Ivi says it takes some of that money and pays licensing fees to the broadcasters in accordance with the law. But the company got cease-and-desist letters from broadcasters. So it sued them first instead, and now it is being sued in turn. The company believes that it doesn’t need permission because its service is considered a legal re-transmission, where it makes no... 

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An African Safari of a Different Sort

September 29, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
An African Safari of a Different Sort

We’ve all heard time and again of the myriad of safaris being offered in various African countries that promises adventures and allows travelers to explore their wild sides while partaking in the breath taking vistas. Well here’s a safari of a completely different type. Many African countries are on the precipice of huge changes and most of them should provide positive economic benefits for its populace for once. Despite the fragile democracies and on going socio- political strife... 

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Is Social Networking Becoming a Spectator Sport?

September 29, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Is Social Networking Becoming a Spectator Sport?

A new study from Forrester Research has found a decline in the number of content creators across social networking sites, even while general use and participation on these sites continues to rise. The group of users classified as “Creators” – those who record videos, post blog entries, write reviews and post comments to articles online – are less active this year than they were in 2009, with shrinking percentages of users in the majority of markets studied. In the US, for... 

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The Empire Strikes Back-This Time in 3D

September 29, 2010 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
The Empire Strikes Back-This Time in 3D

That’s right director, writer, entrepreneur, George Lucas wants to re-release the entire Star Wars saga in three dimensions, starting in 2012. According to a report in the Hollywood Reporter Although 3D versions have been rumored for some time, Lucas purportedly was waiting until there were enough screens available to make the release a sizable event. Fox, which released all six original “Star Wars” films, also would release the 3D versions. Episode I, “The Phantom Menace,”... 

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