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Critical Windows bug could make worm meat of millions of high-value mac...

arstechnica.com — Microsoft has plugged a critical hole in all supported versions of Windows that allows attackers to hit high-value computers with self-replicating attacks that install malicious code with no user interaction required. See the complete story here.

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Android and Linux re-merge into one operating system

zdnet.com — For years, Android has been a Linux variant, but now, with the release of Linux 3.3, the two operating systems are united again. See the complete story here.

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Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat:

adobe.com — Adobe released security updates for Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities in the software that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. See the complete story here.

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AOL sells 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion

networkworld.com — Marking the latest escalation in the technology industry's intellectual-property arms race, Microsoft is paying AOL a shade over $1 billion for 800 patents, the cream of which AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has described as "beachfront property in East Hampton.". See the complete story here.

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Dropbox simplifies sharing with file viewer and folder links

engadget.com — Dropbox is one of those tools that makes our lives a lot easier around the Engadget compound and our various satellite lairs. So, it only makes sense that we'd get a little excited when the company updates and improves the file syncing service. Now, sharing is a bit simpler, with the ability to generate a public link for any file or folder and have it open in a web-based viewer. This can be accomplished both from the website and on the desktop by right clicking and selecting get link. Those using the beta version of the Dropbox desktop client have enjoyed some of these features for sometime, but now the full suite of file viewing and folder sharing options are standard issue for all. See the complete story here.

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Linus Torvalds wins the tech. equivalent of a Nobel Prize: the Millenni...


zdnet.com — You can win Nobel prizes for physics, chemistry, and medicine, but technology? No. There is, however the Millennium Technology Prize. This is the world’s largest technology prize. It is rewarded ever two years for a technological innovation that significantly improves the quality of human life, today and in the future. This year, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, maker of a new way to create stem cells without the use of embryonic stem cells, are both laureates for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. See the complete story here.

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Vibrating tattoo alerts patent filed by Nokia in US

bbc.co.uk — Vibrating magnetic tattoos may one day be used to alert mobile phone users to phone calls and text messages if Nokia follows up a patent application. See the complete story here.

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Flawed sign-in services from Google and Facebook imperil user accounts

arstechnica.com — Account login services that implement applications from Google, Facebook, and other commercial providers are prone to flaws that allow adversaries unauthorized access to private user profiles on the third-party Websites that use them, a team of computer scientists has concluded. See the complete story here.

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The US Department of Justice this week said it seized nearly $896,000 a...

h-online.com — Google has announced updates to the Stable and Beta channels of their Chrome browser, fixing several bugs and twelve security vulnerabilities. Seven of the twelve security fixes were classed as high-risk problems and Google paid a total of $6000 to the researchers who discovered the bugs. See the complete story here.

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Intel officially rolls out Ivy Bridge chip

news.cnet.com — Intel officially announced the high-end, third-generation Core "Ivy Bridge" processor today, and confirmed that more mainstream processors will be coming later. See the complete story here.

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New Nook SimpleTouch with built-in LED lighting lets you read in the da...


arstechnica.com — A version of the Nook SimpleTouch is now equipped with front-lighting, Barnes & Noble announced Thursday. The new Nook SimpleTouch costs $40 more than the standard version with the light being the only difference; other features remain the same. See the complete story here.

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Linus Torvalds wins the tech. equivalent of a Nobel Prize: the Millenni...

Submitted Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 01:40 PM
zdnet.com — You can win Nobel prizes for physics, chemistry, and medicine, but technology? No. There is, however the Millennium Technology Prize. This is the world’s largest technology prize. It is rewarded ever two years for a technological innovation that significantly improves the quality of human life, today and in the future. This year, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, maker of a new way to create stem cells without the use of embryonic stem cells, are both laureates for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. See the complete story here.

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