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Veronica gets VRAM and its own boot logo

[Quinn Dunki] just reported in on the latest iteration in her computer project which is called Veronica. This time she added RAM to increase the VGA performance of her build. Like just about every other part of the project, [Quinn] knew what she wanted to do, but had to overcome a lot of issues along …

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Water Strider robot does it with Lego parts

This Lego watercraft uses drinking bottles as pontoons arranged in a pattern that make it look very much like a Water Strider, the insects that dance on the surface of a lake. After the break you can see a video of the rig gracefully navigating a local pond, along with a raft of ducks. It’s …

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Mac users should fear viruses, more widespread attacks likely coming: experts

Mac users can no longer be blithely indifferent about the risks of viruses and cyber attacks, warn computer security experts.

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PS3 IR dongle tamed for use with a Linux box

So a man walks into a Radio Shack and the clerk says “Why the long face?”. No, that’s not it. [Ms3fgx] walks into a Radio Shack and says “holy crap, that PS3 IR dongle is only two bucks”. He’s been looking for an IR remote receiver to use with a Linux machine and decided to …

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HTML based AVR compiler aims to make Arduino development on iOS possible

It’s surprising what lengths people will go to in order to bring functionality to their smart phones. In this case, [Tadpol] wanted a way to develop for his Arduino on an iOS device like an iPad or iPhone. He figures it’s possible to rewrite the IDE as HTML5, but since that’s a pretty large mountain …

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Perry County state police seek Xbox hacker

State police are looking for whoever hacked into a Perry County man’s Xbox Live account last month and stole his bank account information.

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Google answers less than half of watchdog’s privacy tweak questions

What was that? We didn’t hear you…
Google only partially responded to French data protection regulator CNIL late last Thursday about the company’s controversial privacy policy tweak in March.…

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CoreLink Data Centers, StillSecure to Host Online Network Security Webinar

Apr 10, 2012 — National managed security solutions provider, CoreLink Data Centers and StillSecure, a managed network security services and certified compliance company, will present a free one-hour webinar on April 12th at 12 PM CST, “Beyond the Fire…

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Anonymous plans DDoS attack on GCHQ in snoop law protest

Hacktivists hard at work as Home Office site staggers back online
Analysis The Home Office website is back online following a weekend of disruptive denial-of-service attacks by Anonymous.…

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Councils get online arsenal to battle billion-pound bloodsuckers

All hands to repel freeloaders
Local authorities will be able to use a set of online products to help them fight housing tenancy, council tax and blue badge parking frauds, under new government guidelines.…

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