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Meteorite turns night into day over Bucharest, Romania

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Meteorite turns night into day over Bucharest, Romania

A meteorite has disintegrated over Bucharest, the capital of Romania, early Wednesday, blazing through the sky and briefly lighting up the city in the wee hours of the morning. The event, which occurred at approximately 3:05:57 a.m. local time, was caught on several security cameras throughout the city, such as the rooftop cam from surveillance […]

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Leaked build of Windows 9 shows reborn Start menu, Metro apps running on the Desktop

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Over the last couple of days, screenshots that purport to be from an early build of Windows 9 (Threshold) have leaked online. Most notably, one of these screenshots includes the new, resurrected Start menu that Microsoft first showed off at its Build conference in April. Another screenshot shows Metro apps running in a window on […]

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Goldman Sachs is suing Google to un-send an accidental email

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It all started with an email typo. Entering a client’s email address last week, a contractor accidentally swapped @gs.com for @gmail.com — so instead of sending to a Goldman Sachs employee, the message went to a random stranger. Normally, that would just be an embarrassment, but this particular email included private client data, and Goldman […]

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More to Heartbleed virus that you need to know about: Handshake Bug

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Computers and Web servers initiate secure conversations with one another in a process known as a “handshake.” But this week, security researchers discovered a flaw in the way they shake hands. The bug allows a hacker operating between you and a website — say, connected to the same public Wi-Fi network — to snoop in […]

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Artist helps Arabic speakers to code without learning English

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If you want to build software, it’s almost mandatory that you’ll need to know the English language since all of the tools rely upon that tongue. Unfortunately, that puts non-English speakers at a huge disadvantage when it comes to computer literacy and programming. Artist and coder Ramsey Nasser decided to remedy the problem by constructing […]

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This machine can write a grade-A paper in less than a second

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Les Perelman, a now retired former director of writing for MIT, has long been against the idea of using machines to grade essays. “I’m a skeptic,” he told the New York Times in 2012 — and now he’s built his own machine to prove his skepticism right. Called the Babel Generator — short for Basic […]

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The Force Is Magic When ‘Harry Potter’ Battles ‘Star Wars’

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The Force Is Magic When ‘Harry Potter’ Battles ‘Star Wars’

Harry Potter. Luke Skywalker. This is the battle for fantasy-world supremacy. The two fictional worlds collide when Luke Skywalker steals Harry Potter’s phone charger. No, it’s not Daniel Radcliffe and Mark Hamill with brooms and lightsabers, but these YouTube actors and their arsenal of special effects will still keep you entertained. Source: Mashable

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New Vulnerability Found in Internet Explorer

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A new zero day vulnerability has been found in Internet Explorer according to a confirmation by Microsoft, affecting every version of Internet Explorer which is used by a quarter of the entire browser market. Attacks taking advantage of the vulnerability are largely targeting IE versions 9, 10, and 11 in something called a “use after […]

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