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  • “Bill Shocker” Malware Controls 620,000 Android Phones In China
    By on January 31, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    Orome1 writes “A new discovered malware is potentially one of the most costly viruses yet discovered. Uncovered by NQ Mobile, the ‘Bill Shocker’ (a.expense.Extension.a) virus has already impacted 620,000 users in China and poses a threat to unprotected Android devices worldwide. Bill Shocker downloads in the background, without arousing the mobile device owner’s suspicion. The infection can then take remote control of the device, including the contact (more…)



  • Stoke ready to make Butland bid
    By on January 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Stoke City are set to make a formal bid for Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland after he rejected Chelsea.

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  • Pushing Back Against Licensing and the Permission Culture
    By on January 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    kthreadd writes “Luis Villa has an interesting discussion on the topic of not licensing at all, what he calls POSS or Post Open Source Software. With a flood of new hackers flocking to places like GitHub which doesn’t impose any particular requirements for hosted projects, the future of Open Source may very well be diminishing. Skip licensing, just commit to GitHub. What legal ramifications will this have on the free and open source community going (more…)

  • ‘Success for us is winning everything’
    By on January 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    England forward Tom Wood tells chief sports writer Tom Fordyce that success in this year’s Six Nations campaign will be “to win everything”

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  • Opportunity Begins 10th Year on Mars
    By on January 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader points out that 9 years ago the Opportunity rover started to explore the red planet. “The older, smaller cousin of NASA’s huge Mars rover Curiosity is quietly celebrating a big milestone Thursday — nine years on the surface of the Red Planet. NASA’s Opportunity rover landed on Mars the night of Jan. 24, 2004 PST (just after midnight EST on Jan. 25), three weeks after its twin, Spirit, touched down. Spirit stopped operating (more…)

  • How we saw a different side of Man Utd against Spurs
    By on January 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Robbie Savage says Manchester United showed they can defend at White Hart Lane

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  • NASA Achieves Laser Communication With Lunar Satellite
    By on January 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter EngnrFrmrlyKnownAsAC writes “Communicating with lasers has become the hot new thing. While most researchers are seeking faster throughput, NASA set its sights in a different direction: the moon. They recently announced the first successful one-way laser communication ‘at planetary distances.’ What did they send? An image of the Mona Lisa, of course. ‘Precise timing was the key to transmitting the image. Sun and colleagues divided the (more…)

  • Why McIlroy the brand ticks Nike’s boxes
    By on January 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    How global appeal, a clean-cut image and the potential to be at the top for years to come made Rory McIlroy a must-have name

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  • Bug Sends Lost-Phone Seekers To Same Wrong Address
    By on January 15, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    netbuzz writes “A mysterious GPS-tracking glitch has brought a parade of lost-phone seekers — and police officers — to the front door of a single beleaguered homeowner in Las Vegas. Each of the unexpected visitors – Sprint customers all — has arrived absolutely convinced that the man has their phone. Not so, police confirm. The same thing happened in New Orleans in 2011 and Sprint got sued. Says the Las Vegas man: ‘It’s very (more…)

  • Ennis ‘will remain in Sheffield’
    By on January 11, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Jessica Ennis has no plans to leave Sheffield following the news that the city’s Don Valley Stadium could be demolished.

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