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Visual translation app Word Lens is now on Android

Visual translation app Word Lens is now on Android | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Android users traveling to foreign countries can now use Word Lens to help instantly translate words with just a hover of your smartphone's camera.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition For Android Gets An Update, Adds Survival Mode, Sheep, And Zombies

Minecraft Pocket Edition For Android Gets An Update, Adds Survival Mode, Sheep, And Zombies | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Minecraft is the world's most popular online multiplayer not-quite-Lego creativity tool/game with 8-bit graphics and zombies. It's also an Android game. Un...
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Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again

Seminal computer video game Spacewar lives again | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
MIT creates a simulation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Spacewar. A relic of the early days of minicomputers, it was one of the first computer video games and set the stage for many others, including Asteroids.
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TechCrunch | The Government Wants To Build An App Store For Real-Life Jack Bauers

TechCrunch | The Government Wants To Build An App Store For Real-Life Jack Bauers | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
The US Department of Defense Explosive Ordinance Disposal unit is look for a few good coders to help build apps and an entire app store for bomb technicians and soldiers involved in ordnance handling.
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New tool cracks Apple iWork passwords

New tool cracks Apple iWork passwords | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Russian cryptography company ElcomSoft has developed a tool that makes cracking iWork document passwords easier. Read this blog post by Topher Kessler on MacFixIt.
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NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term

NRA official: Obama wants to outlaw guns in 2nd term | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
A top official with the National Rifle Association said Friday that President Obama will move to "destroy" gun rights and "erase" the Second Amendment if he is re-elected in November.
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Tribler file-sharing software cannot be shut down, says developer

Tribler file-sharing software cannot be shut down, says developer | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
RESEARCHERS have created invincible file-sharing software they say cannot be shut down by governments or anti-piracy organisations.
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Linpus retools Android 4.0 for x86 tablets, netbooks

Linpus retools Android 4.0 for x86 tablets, netbooks | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it

Linpus is rolling out a new version of its Android-based operating system designed to run on tablets, netbooks, and notebooks with x86 processors. It’s based on Google Android 4.0, and the notebook version adds support for hardware that you wouldn’t normally find on an Android tablet.

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Last Year's Steam Security Breach More Extensive Than Originally Thought

Last Year's Steam Security Breach More Extensive Than Originally Thought | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
The hackers accessed encrypted credit card data, but you shouldn't worry...just yet.
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Anonymous Says They've Killed the CIA's Website (Updated)

Anonymous Says They've Killed the CIA's Website (Updated) | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
One of Anonymous' Twitter mouthpieces claims the hacker collective just took down CIA.gov. It's definitely down. If this is what it looks like, it could be Anon's greatest hit so far.
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Android apps infect 5 million phones with malware or unwanted adware

Android apps infect 5 million phones with malware or unwanted adware | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Symantec identified 13 apps that deliver what it says is a Trojan, but which another security company calls aggressive adware. Either way, who wants it?
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FireEye malware protection system surveils a cyber threat before it has a chance to harm the network

FireEye malware protection system surveils a cyber threat before it has a chance to harm the network | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
The FireEye malware protection system sets up virtual machines to profile a malware attack and then disrupts the exploit before it can do network damage.
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Facebook admits it needs to fight scams more efficiently

Facebook admits it needs to fight scams more efficiently | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Facebook has changed its stance when it comes to removing scams and hoaxes.
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Yahoo Confirms 400,000 Passwords Stolen ≈ Packet Storm

Information Security News, Files, Tools, Exploits, Advisories and Whitepapers (RT @binushacker: #Infosec #Hacker Yahoo Confirms 400,000 Passwords Stolen http://t.co/GiylRiFo #Security #Hacking...)...
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Apple at it again, calling for injunction against the Galaxy Nexus

Apple at it again, calling for injunction against the Galaxy Nexus | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Apple again shows that litigation is cheaper than innovation, trying to block sales of the Galaxy Nexus in the U.S.
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Hacker says he nabbed data about porn site's users

Hacker says he nabbed data about porn site's users | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
A hacker claims to have compromised the personal information of more than 350,000 users after breaking into a disused website operated by pornography provider Brazzers.
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Code Hero: A Game That Teaches You To Make Games

Code Hero: a game that teaches you how to make games! Your Code Ray shoots Javascript in Unity 3D. Hack the planet: Become a code hero!
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Investing Like It's 1999

Investing Like It's 1999 | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it

Some investors are wondering whether a huge influx of Wall Street money spells trouble for the tech industry again.

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Tiniest Telecommunications Laser Ever Made, 200 Nanometers Wide

Tiniest Telecommunications Laser Ever Made, 200 Nanometers Wide | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it

Lasers are getting smaller and more powerful — earlier this month, we saw the first-ever atomic scale laser, and now researchers are reporting the smallest telecommunications-frequency laser ever built. The laser is one-fifteenth the size of the light waves it can produce, and it works at room temperature.

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Germany refuses to sign ACTA amid protests

Germany refuses to sign ACTA amid protests | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Many fear that under anti-piracy treaty, even non-commercial breaches of copyright will become punishable.
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Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic

Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
The Iranian government is reportedly blocking access to websites that use the HTTPS security protocol, and preventing the use of software residents use to bypass the state-run firewall.
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RIP Skyrim/Fallout 3 Artist Adam Adamowicz | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

You may not know Adam Adamowicz's name, but if you've played either Fallout 3 or Skyrim, you'll have seen masses of his work.
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Android apps infect 5 million phones with malware or unwanted adware

Android apps infect 5 million phones with malware or unwanted adware | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Symantec identified 13 apps that deliver what it says is a Trojan, but which another security company calls aggressive adware. Either way, who wants it?
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[Review] Beef Up Your Smartphone's Camera With These Swappable Wide Angle/Macro, Fisheye, And Telephoto Lenses From Photojojo

[Review] Beef Up Your Smartphone's Camera With These Swappable Wide Angle/Macro, Fisheye, And Telephoto Lenses From Photojojo | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Smartphone cameras have quickly taken over as the primary point-and-shoot for many people, and while they offer up a quick way to take a shot, their use i...
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Patch Tuesday heads-up: 21 vulnerabilities, including 'critical' IE bulletin

Patch Tuesday heads-up: 21 vulnerabilities, including 'critical' IE bulletin | The Geeknik World | Scoop.it
Fixes coming for dangerous security holes in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, the Internet Explorer browser and .NET/Silverlight.
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