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  • Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, & Michael Jordan On the Cover of NBA 2K12
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    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
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    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”
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    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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