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  • The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users With Malware With Drive-By Downloads
    By on August 5, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    Advocatus Diaboli (1627651) writes For the last two years, the FBI has been quietly experimenting with drive-by hacks as a solution to one of law enforcement’s knottiest Internet problems: how to identify and prosecute users of criminal websites hiding behind the powerful Tor anonymity system. The approach has borne fruit—over a dozen alleged users of Tor-based child porn sites are now headed for trial as a result. But it’s also engendering (more…)



  • Why Letting Your Insurance Company Monitor How You Drive Can Be a Good Thing
    By on November 15, 2013 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Kim Gittleson reports at BBC that car insurance firms like Progressive are trying to convince consumers that letting them monitor their driving behavior is actually a good thing. They say that the future of car insurance is not just being able to monitor individual drivers to give them lower prices, but also to make them better drivers. ‘Now that we can observe directly how people drive, we think this will change the way (more…)

  • Climate Change Could Drive Coffee To Extinction By 2080
    By on November 10, 2012 | Comments Off  Comments

    Hugh Pickens writes “Coffee is the world’s favorite beverage and the second-most traded commodity after oil. Now Nick Collins reports that rising global temperatures and subtle changes in seasonal conditions could make 99.7 per cent of Arabica-growing areas unsuitable for the plant before the end of the century and in some areas as soon as 2020. Even if the beans do not disappear completely from the wild, climate change is highly likely (more…)

  • Samsung Launches SSD 830 Drive
    By on September 25, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    MojoKid writes “Although they haven’t been big hits with enthusiasts, Samsung’s solid state drives have been successful due to strong relationships with a number of OEMs, including Apple. With the release of their new SSD 830 Series Solid State Drives, however, Samsung appears ready to make inroads with enthusiasts as well. The SSD 830 tested here is 256GB model, with eight 32GB Samsung NAND flash memory chips, 256MB of Samsung DDR2 SDRAM cache memory, (more…)

  • Drive a Porsche in Extreme Conditions
    By on September 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Again on offer this winter by Dr. Ing. H.c. F. Porsche is a wide range of opportunities for testing the Porsche in the most extreme as well as testing conditions. Starting from January 2011 and continuing till March 2011 all the motor car fans have the opportunity to register for some diverse courses at the Porsche Sport Driving School & Porsche Travel Club.

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  • NASCAR Coach Reveals Winning Strategy: ‘Drive Fast’
    By on November 14, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    On the eve of the Sears Classic 500, legendary NASCAR coach Dan Amon shares his strategy for driving really fast in circles.

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  • Button in frame for McLaren drive
    By on October 24, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    New world champion Jenson Button emerges as a potential team-mate for his predecessor Lewis Hamilton at McLaren next year.

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  • Senna close to securing F1 drive
    By on October 16, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Brazil’s Bruno Senna says he is close to following his late uncle Ayrton Senna into Formula 1 next season.

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  • AMD’s DX11 Radeons Can Drive Six 30" Displays
    By on September 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    J. Dzhugashvili writes “Whereas most current graphics cards can only drive a pair of displays, AMD has put some special sauce in its next-generation DirectX 11 GPUs to enable support for a whopping six monitors. There’s no catch about supported resolutions, either. At an event yesterday, AMD demonstrated a single next-gen Radeon driving six 30″ Dell monitors, each with a resolution of 2560×1600, hooked up via DisplayPort. Total resolution: 7680×3200 (more…)