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Obama signs ?BuySecure? initiative to speed EMV adoption in the US

Home Depot, Target also promised to start using chip-and-pin terminals by Jan 2015. (feeds.arstechnica)

Intel Bay Trail-based USB stick capable of running Windows 8.1 goes on sale

Intel\s USB stick that packs a CPU, RAM, wireless connectivity options and costs just over $100, has gone on sale on a Chinese retailer\s website and can be shipped to most parts of the world. Read more... (neowin)

Sumatra PDF Portable 3.0

A slim, free, open-source portable PDF viewer for Windows. 2014-10-19 (freewarefiles)

Fitbit's new wearable looks like a watch, crams in GPS and a heart rate monitor

It's been a while since we've seen a new Fitbit product, but according to a leak obtained at The Verge, that's because the company's been working on something a little special. The Fitbit Surge is a 'fitness superwatch' that houses two must-haves for... (engadget)

WinSetupFromUSB ? Install Different Flavors of OSes from a Single USB Key

Multiple bootable USB keys with anti-virus and OS ISO setups have to be the most widely-used tool among IT professionals. We say & (everythingusb)

If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should (rss.slashdot)

Australian volcanic mystery explained

Scientists have solved a long-standing mystery surrounding Australia's only active volcanic area. The volcanism springs from a unique interaction between the continent's movement north and local variations in its thickness. (feeds.sciencedaily)

Using feminist theory to understand male rape

Decades of feminist research have framed rape and sexual assault as a ?women?s issue?, leaving little room for the experiences of male victims. But a new study suggests that feminist theory, with its focus on the gendered nature of rape, can also help us (feeds.sciencedaily)

Firefox Hello Not Working and Mozilla Claims the Bug is Invalid

No description (linuxtoday)

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

We ran a review from Wired several weeks ago that gave Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor an almost unreal positive review. To be certain it was just that good of a game, we're running a second review from Stuff and it seems by their review, it might be just (hardocp)

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

The voting was somewhat slow this week, especially on the funny side, but that's no reason to ignore the great comments that rose to the top. After we noted that, despite the positive trend of increased exposure of police abuse, there doesn't seem to be (feedproxy.google)

Major breakthrough could help detoxify pollutants

Scientists at The University of Manchester hope a major breakthrough could lead to more effective methods for detoxifying dangerous pollutants like PCBs and dioxins. The result is a culmination of 15 years of research and has been published in Nature. It (phys)

The season you're born affects your moodiness, study says

Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter. (feedproxy.google)

High Altitude Balloon Keeps Going

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No sail: NASA spikes Sunjammer

'Solar sail' demonstrator project binnedReports are emerging that NASA has decided not to go ahead with next year's Sunjammer mission, which was to demonstrate the use of ?solar sail? propulsion.? (register)

Using widgets in OS X Yosemite's new Notification Center

With the introduction of OS X Yosemite, Notification Center moves beyond notifications aggregation to include a completely new interactive Today view borrowed from iOS, widgets and a refreshed user interface. (appleinsider)

Passage Replaces Your Passwords with Images

Disrupt Europe Hackathon 2014 held in London this weekend produced some really good ideas on security issues and one memorable one was called Passage. A combination of password and image, it perfectly describes the concept of a new, secure and simple type (hardocp)

Leak gives a clearer look at Motorola's upcoming Droid Turbo

So far, the pictures we've seen of Motorola's soon-to-launch Droid Turbo have been... incomplete. You won't have to wonder exactly what this Verizon-only smartphone looks like any longer, though. Evan Blass ( at evleaks) has posted a press image... (engadget)

Nero Backitup

Nero BackItUp 2014. The Nero BackItUp 2014 backup combo offers 4x local automatic backup (to hard disks, external storage, CD/DVD/Blu-ray and NAS) and your very own personal online hard disk for that extra bit of data security! ( Free with paid Add ons ) (shellcity)

New test scans all genes simultaneously to identify single mutation causing child's rare genetic disease

Sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of one hospital?s most complex cases -- a quantum leap from the field?s 5-percent success rate 20 years ago. (feeds.sciencedaily)

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