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21 Windows Administrative Tools Explained

Windows is packed full of system tools, and many of them are in the Administrative Tools folder. The tools here are more powerful and complex, so they& (howtogeek)

An Ingenious Plane Design That Makes Room for Your Carry-Ons

London-based design firm Priestmangoode has solved the problem of carry-on storage once and for all. (feeds.wired)

Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop

Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there\s a desktop tool begging to become part of your repertoire Dek:  Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there& (infoworld)

14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

Vendors just don't care, says researcher, after finding basic boo-boos in security softwareOrganisations should get their antivirus products security tested before deployment because the technology across the board dangerously elevates attack surfaces, C (register)

The Tizen smartphone flopped -- and open source is to blame

You know the saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. (infoworld)

These Medical Apps Have Doctors and the FDA Worried

Iltifat Husain has seen an awful lot of sickness and injury during his time as an emergency room doctor, but lately, he& (feeds.wired)

Circle Around the Requirements

Bakdar was the only technical person at PromoCorp, a marketing company. When someone finally launched a technical project, he was ready. The product was a cutting-edge web-to-print technology, in which Joe User could easily upload an image of his plumbing (thedailywtf)

Florida State Attorney's Office Demands $180,000 To Release Records Pertaining To A Questionable Suicide

With the advent of freedom of information laws came a series of guidelines meant to encourage government agencies to follow not just the letter, but the spirit of the law. There's always been a gap between the public and their public servants, and these o (feedproxy.google)

Rogue waves: The real monsters of the deep

They were dismissed as sailors' tall tales, but they're real: huge waves that rise without warning and can destroy ships. Is there any way to predict them? (full text available to subscribers) (feeds.newscientist)

Bike of the future removes the need to shift gears, pedal up hills or pack a lock

Biking in Seattle can be less than mellow with all the hills, traffic and especially that rain. But those things are exactly what inspired the Teague team of bicycle designers to build the Denny bike for the Oregon Manifest bike design project.... (engadget)

'Holy grail' of battery design achieved: Stable lithium anode

Researchers report that they have taken a big step toward accomplishing what battery designers have been trying to do for decades -- design a pure lithium anode. All batteries have three basic components: an electrolyte to provide electrons, an anode to d (feeds.sciencedaily)

The Future of Desktop Computing?

We are well used to our desktop computers and tablets, but what would a combination of these two types of computers with a traditional flat desktop surface be like? Computerphile profiles a working prototype of this combined physical interface system in t (howtogeek)

Minimal Linux Live Debuts

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John Oliver: Why do floppy disks control nuclear weapons?

The HBO comedian wonders why the hardware and software guarding the United States' nuclear warheads are so out of date. (feedproxy.google)

Open Source Replacements for Popular Small Business Software

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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

dotarray (1747900) writes By now, everybody should know that if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Let's apply that to EA, shall we? The publisher is giving away copies of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, for free... and not mentioning t (rss.slashdot)

'Hobbit' trailer shows a Middle-earth gearing up for battle

Debuting at Comic-Con, the new trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' shows orcs, dwarves, elves, humans, and of course the dragon getting ready for a grand conflict. (feedproxy.google)

The Misleading Fliers Comcast Used To Kill Off a Local Internet Competitor

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes In the months and weeks leading up to a referendum vote that would have established a locally owned fiber network in three small Illinois cities, Comcast and SBC (now AT&T) bombarded residents and city council members wi (rss.slashdot)

Florida man allegedly scammed Apple Stores out of $309,768 in products

Most Apple Store thieves we& (feedproxy.google)

Geek Trivia: Before The Word Scientist Was Coined, Scientists Were Called What?

Before The Word Scientist Was Coined, Scientists Were Called What? Alchemists Inquirists Investigators Natural PhilosophersThink you know the answer? (howtogeek)

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