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R2R ladder connects multiple buttons to one ADC pin

If you’ve run out of I/O pins on a project and need a way to add user input you can find a slew of port expanders that work with various communications protocols like I2C and 1-Wire. But if you just want to add in some buttons without reaching for an extra IC you’ll love this …

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Browser-based circuit simulator boasts a mountain of features

CircuitLab is an electronics simulator which you can run in a browser. Above you can see one of the example circuits provided to help show the power of the application. You can build your schematic (perhaps you want to try [Jeri’s] psu shut-off timer?) in the editor mode, then switch over to the simulator to …

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Cybercriminals beginning to rival terrorists

The FBI has a dedicated cybersecurity squad in each of its 56 field offices and has 1,000 dedicated agents and analysts working the web beat, Mueller said.

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Linode hackers escape with $70K in daring bitcoin heist

Compromised servers ransacked for digital cash
Updated Popular web host Linode has been hacked by cyber-thieves who made off with a stash of bitcoins worth $71,000 (£44,736) in real money.…

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Wind-powered POV weather station

The more we think about this one the more we like it. [Michael] built himself a wind-powered persistence-of-vision weather station. Okay, that sounds interesting, but he ups the ante when you find out what’s included in the system. A stepper motor acts as the generator which powers the electronics. As we’ve seen before; if you spin …

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Manchester biz raided in text message spam clampdown

Suspected ambulance-chasers ‘sent thousands of txts’
A clampdown on text spam has led to a police raid on offices in Urmston, Manchester, and the seizure of equipment by the Information Commissioner’s Office.…

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Report: Hackers Seized Control Of NASA Computers

Hackers with IP addresses originating from China took control of computers in NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last November, according to a report from the space agency’s inspector general.

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Online advertising isn’t creepy enough

Go ahead and terrify me… with a properly targeted ad
Open … and Shut Privacy advocates endlessly worry that online advertising companies track your every move in order to serve you creepily well-targeted ads. They needn’t bother. After all, when wa…

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£30m gov ID scheme to be steered by dole office

DWP (once again) puts out notice to private sector players
Identity assurance remains a hot topic at the Cabinet Office. And, despite a false start late last year, Whitehall is pushing ahead with its plans to offload ID-handling onto the private sector…

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U.S. defense chief deeply concerned over risk of major cyber attack

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that he was deeply worried about the risk of a major cyber attack on the United States that could paralyze the country, Xinhua reported.

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