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Intel: ‘We ate McAfee to slip security into silicon’

Down below the kernel where it belongs
Chip maker and now software player Intel tried on Tuesday to explain the finer points of its $7.7bn acquisition of security software maker McAfee, which closed at the end of February after jumping some European Co…

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10 best alternative operating systems

Right now, someone, somewhere is developing the killer operating system feature of the future – a feature that will change computing and make us wonder how we lived without it.

However, the person responsible probably isn’t grafting away in the labs o…

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Apple to ship iPhone 5 with A5 dual-core processor

The iPhone 5 is set to be powered by the same A5 dual-core processor as the iPad 2, according to developers who have looked into the inner workings of the iOS 4.3 firmware update The iOS 4.3 release code contains a kernel for a device named N94AP, whic…

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PlayStation hacker defiantly posts ‘bible’ following police raid

‘Cannot live without programming, HV, and Linux kernel hacking’
A German PlayStation 3 hacker has escalated his battle with Sony almost a week after the maker of the popular game console sued him for copyright infringement and had police seize his comp…

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Trying VirtualBSD 8.1

Reece Tarbert sent an email announcing the availability of VirtualBSD 8.1, a version of FreeBSD 8.1 aimed at demonstrating FreeBSD on the desktop. It’s a 1.3 GB zipped VMWare image that expands to 4.1 GB. I downloaded the image via Bittorrent, expand…

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Kodak ZX3 teardown and Tetris

[Sprite_TM] was given a Kodak ZX3 to play with by a forum he moderates.  The Kodak ZX3 is a waterproof HD camcorder in a cell phone / mp3 player form factor. After opening up the camcorder, he did some poking around with a scope and was able to locate a serial port on the board. It quickly became apparent that the system …

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Update: 6809 computing

[Matt Sarnoff] is designing his own 8-bit computer from scratch. This means not only designing the hardware but also writing his own kernel and custom libraries. Since we last saw this 8-bit machine hes added both video and sound output which has allowed him to start developing some software for his computer (see it play Conways game …

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Android faces critical security study

An analysis of the most critical part of the Android smartphone operating system has turned up programming errors, some of which could allow hackers or malicious applications to access users’ e-mail or other sensitive information.

The study exa…

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Android faces critical security study

An analysis of the most critical part of the Android smartphone operating system has turned up programming errors, some of which could allow hackers or malicious applications to access users’ e-mail or other sensitive information.

The study exa…

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Keyboard concept uses magic trackpad

This is a keyboard alternative that [Sebastian] is building from two Apple Magic Trackpads. The multitouch devices are a good platform for this because they’re designed to pick up several events at the same time. To prototype the locations of the keys he’s using printable transparency sheets. He gives you a sense of where the …

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