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  • 9 Classic Video Games That Should Be Brought Back
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    Even if you don’t harbor fantasies of John McCain and Sarah Palin throwing down on Barack Obama and Joe Biden, you could still probably find a way to enjoy last year’s reissue of “NBA Jam,” the classic arcade game that made Boom-Shaka-Laka a household term for a couple days in the ’90s.

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  • Ubuntu One Hits the Million Users Mark
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    dkd903 writes “Roberta Nilerud of Canonical has announced that their cloud storage service – Ubuntu One – has hit the one million users mark. Ubuntu One is a cloud storage service from Canonical that is very tightly integrated into Ubuntu. Although Ubuntu One is installed by default in Ubuntu, it is also available on Windows and Android.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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  • Plus-Sized Pets (pics)
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A recent study conducted by vets at the University of Georgia showed that more than half of pets in the U.S. are overweight. Specifically, 53% of cats are hefty, and 55% of dogs qualify as obese.

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  • Turner blazes a trail for female jockeys | Silent Speak
    By on July 31, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    There are few sports in which men and women compete, head to head, on a truly equal footing. Horse racing, however, is one domain where they can do battle.

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  • 5 reasons Google+ is here to stay
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    A few weeks in, the honeymoon period is over for Google+ and it seems like some people are already losing interest. Yes, the backlash has already begun. But is Google+ going to fail? In a word: No+.

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  • Star Wars The Old Republic: Modular Equipment [Beta Screenshot]
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Fans not lucky enough to get into a beta or player trial of SWTOR are hanging onto every little piece of news they can get to tell them something more about the game before release. Screen shot leaks from beta are one way that some of us are getting a sneak peek into the game and what it might hold. While it’s important to remember that anything released early, especially from a beta, is subject to change. In fact, it probably will change- several (more…)

  • Researchers Expose Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged
    By on July 30, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Worf Maugg writes with this excerpt from Wired:
    “Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ ‘incognito’ functions. The service, called KISSmetrics, is used by sites to track the number of visitors, what the visitors do on the site, and where they come to the site from — (more…)

  • Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, & Michael Jordan On the Cover of NBA 2K12
    By on July 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    How do you follow up Michael Jordan? It can’t really be done. You’d need like a dozen Nowitzkis, one and a half Dominiques, and a handful of Big Babies. Or how about one Magic and one Larry Legend?

    That’s right, after hogging the spotlight on the cover of NBA 2K11, Michael Jordan will be joined by fellow basketball legends Magic Johnson and Larry Bird on the covers to NBA 2K12. Yep, I said covers.

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  • Rise of the Low-Power Servers
    By on July 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    1sockchuck writes “Low-power many-core processors are gaining traction st some of the largest web sites. Facebook recently test-drove servers using Tilera processors, which provided three times the performance-per-watt of x86 servers when running key-value store applications like memcached. Meanwhile, Mozilla has begun using SeaMicro servers powered by Intel Atom processors, which were brought online for the launch of Firefox 4. Both Tilera and SeaMicro (more…)

  • How a security researcher discovered the Apple battery “hack”
    By on July 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    Security researcher Charlie Miller has found a way to hack the “smart” batteries in Apple’s laptops, which could result in a non-functioning—or worse, exploding—battery. The hack was made possible because of a simple security blunder at Apple, and Miller detailed to Ars how he stumbled upon it in the first place.

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