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Australian Government Outlines Website-Blocking Scheme http://owl.li/2WChbd
angry tapir writes: The Australian government has revealed its (previously mooted) proposed legislation that will allow copyright holders to apply for court orders that will force ISPs to block access to pirate websites. It forms part of a broader Australian crackdown on online copyright infringemen...
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Measuring How Much "Standby Mode" Electricity For Game Consoles Will Cost You http://owl.li/2WBOXr
An anonymous reader writes: Modern game consoles have a "standby" mode, which you can use if you want the console to instantly turn on while not drawing full power the whole time it's idle. But manufacturers are vague about how much power it takes to keep the consoles in this standby state. After a ...
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Citizen Scientists Develop Eye Drops That Provide Night Vision http://owl.li/2WBGIV
rtoz writes: A group of scientists in California have successfully created eye drops that temporarily enable night vision. They use mixture of insulin and a chemical known as Chlorin e6 (Ce6) to enable the user to view objects clearly in darkness up to 50 meters away. Ce6 is found in some deep-sea ...
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Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop http://owl.li/2WBx1J
Lirodon writes: Future Shop, a Canadian electronics chain that was bought by Best Buy in 2001, but continued to operate in parallel with the newly-opened Canadian locations of the U.S. retailer, is no more. Today, the company abruptly announced the closure of the Future Shop chain, and the permanent...
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Another Patent Pool Forms For HEVC http://owl.li/2WBjrQ
An anonymous reader writes: A new patent pool, dubbed HEVC Advance, has formed for the HEVC video codec. This pool offers separate licensing from the existing MPEG LA HEVC patent pool. In an article for CNET, Stephen Shankland writes, "HEVC Advance promises a 'transparent' licensing process, but so ...
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Startups Increasingly Targeted With Hacks http://owl.li/2WB9Oc
ubrgeek writes: Slack, makers of the popular communications software, announced yesterday that they'd suffered a server breach. This follows shortly after a similar compromise of Twitch.tv, and is indicative of a growing problem facing start-up tech companies. As the NY Times reports, "Breaches are ...
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That's the first place I would go too. Security doesn't seem to be a priority until it actually causes a problem for most.

Sad really, but true.

It shouldn't be known as a "rite of passage." That implies that it is ok the first time.
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Graphene Light Bulbs Coming To Stores Soon http://owl.li/2WC4jp
An anonymous reader writes: A light bulb made from graphene — said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon — is to go on sale later this year. The dimmable LED bulb with a graphene-coated filament was designed at Manchester ...
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Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station http://owl.li/2WBK89
HughPickens.com writes with news that Russian officials are talking about working with NASA to build a new space station as a replacement for the ISS after its operations end in 2024. Igor Komarov, head of the Russian Federal Space Agency, was unambiguous in his support for such a partnership. He ad...
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Yeah.. Russia "wants" to work with nasa. Cause you know russia can't make rockets to space. Can't make its own space stations. And russia had to "hitch a rides" on american space rockets (cause they can't make one).

Yeah.. i know this "facts"..
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Europe Agrees On Regulatory Drone Framework http://owl.li/2WBC3r
Hallie Siegel writes: Not a week goes by where some aspect of drone regulation fails to make the news. But for any regulated industry where technology is advancing faster than new rules can be agreed upon, it will undoubtedly cause a few headaches. This week closes with a very positive announcement ...
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Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded http://owl.li/2WBoKR
ColdWetDog writes: You've always wanted one, of course. Zombies, the occasional alien infestation. The neighbor's smelly roses. You just need to be prepared for things. You can get freeze dried food, AR15's, enough ammo to start a small police action (at least here in the U.S. -- YMMV), but it h...
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Ikea Refugee Shelter Entering Production http://owl.li/2WBbTo
jones_supa writes: Ikea's line of flatpack refugee shelters are going into production, the Swedish furniture maker announced this week. The lightweight Better Shelter was developed under a partnership between the Ikea Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and beta...
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Prison Inmate Emails His Own Release Instructions To the Prison http://owl.li/2WB45n
Bruce66423 writes: A fraudster used a mobile phone while inside a UK prison to email the prison a notice for him to be released. The prison staff then released him. The domain was registered in the name of the police officer investigating him, and its address was the court building. The inmate was i...
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This guy would probably do well on Wall Street.
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