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Microsoft Launches OneNote for Android in 60 More Countries

Microsoft today launched OneNote for Android in 60 more countries, bringing the total number to 116. You can download the app now directly from Google Play.<p>Microsoft first released OneNote for Android back in February 2012. The last update, released in July 2013, was a major one that added Office …

Google Wants To Power The Online Learning Revolution With MOOC.org

The new partnership with MIT and Harvard-founded edX will make massively open online courses even more massive and open.<p>EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard and MIT, today announced a partnership with Google to jointly develop their open-source learning platform, …

Qualcomm launched a smartwatch too with wireless earbuds

Hey guys, Qualcomm wants some attention, too. The company announced today that it, also, is launching a smartwatch, despite the huge hype around Samsung’s similar announcement this morning.<p>The chip maker says it will be releasing a smartwatch sometime during the fourth quarter of 2013, and it will …

It's Now Easier For Hackers To Crack Crazy-Complex Passwords

An update to a free online password-cracking program just made it easier for hackers to get their hands on more complex passwords.<p>When you sign up for an account on a website and create a password, that information is stored in a company database as "cryptographic hashes": strings of numbers and …

Expedit Compact Desk

<b>Materials:</b> 1 Expedit shelving units, 1 Expedit wall shelf<p><b>Description:</b> I needed a very compact desk for my bedroom, I combined 2 Expedit pieces to get …

Stolmen for shoes and coats

<b>Materials:</b> Stolmen poles, random shelves, extra Stolmen mounting fixtures<p><b>Description:</b> We needed a place to put our shoes, coats and other outdoor …

Vestby Server Cabinet

<i>Photo: IKEA.com</i><p><b>Materials:</b> Vestby Drawers<p><b>Description:</b> I recently purchased a computer server (NAS) and need to place somewhere between by living room …

Orb Networks shuts down after being acquired by Qualcomm in May

Oakland, Calif.-based media streaming startup Orb Networks has been acquired by Qualcomm, (s QCOM) and is now winding down its operations in the …

Cheap ceiling lights

<b>Materials:</b> FNISS trashbin, €2, lamp/fitting and electric string<p><b>Description:</b> Drill hole in bottom of bin, disconnect lamp string from ceiling.<br>Pull …

Data center interconnection: An inconvenient truth

When it comes to data centers, it seems the servers and switches get all the glory, ie. they get lots of investment to drive technology down the cost …

Besta Wine Rack and Liquor Cabinet

<b>Materials:</b> Besta Frame 75 5/8″ (401.021.29), Besta glass door, Inreda mirrored glass shelf insert (501.965.42), 4 extra Inreda shelves (901.034.71), …

Using Wireshark to Decode SSL/TLS Packets

I mentioned in my Tcpdump Masterclass that Wireshark is capable of decrypting SSL/TLS encrypted data in packets captured in any supported format and …

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Billy Bookcase Face Lift

<b>Materials:</b> Billy bookcase<p><b>Description:</b> I beefed up two Billy bookcases using some wood trim and tied it all together with a beautifully printed …

MAGIKER Adjustable desk

<b>Materials</b>: a 2 X 1 Coffee Table Birch, (2) FINNVARD Trestle Birch <b><br>Description</b>: Had an old MAGIKER coffee table that lost its legs. Plopped it onto a …

Bug hunters: Big bucks paid to keep ahead of hackers

<b>You've found it. A way in. A gap in the fence; a chink in the armour. The needle in the... stack of needles.</b><p>But now what? Do you do the good thing? Tell the owner you've rumbled their security, help them fix it and get a well-meant pat on the back?<p>Or do you take your new weapon out into the wild …

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Trojan targets Linux desktop users, steals web banking info

Malware certainly exists for Linux, but it's more frequently targeted at servers than everyday PCs. Unfortunately, regular users now have more reason to worry: a rare instance of a Linux desktop trojan, Hand of Thief, has surfaced in the wild. The code swipes banking logins and other web sign-in …

Microsoft committed to ARM platform, new stuff on the way

It's been a bad week for Windows RT. But Microsoft told CNET that it's still committed -- to ARM.<p>On Thursday, Nvidia's CEO suggested that RT -- which runs on its Tegra ARM chips -- is hurting its bottom line, and then a report surfaced Friday saying that Asus was exiting the RT tablet …

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

Benno Media Center Server Rack

<b>Materials:</b> Benno Media Cabinet<p><b>Description:</b> Anticipating the arrival of our adopted son, I had foolishly decided that I wanted to get 2 desktop …

Trouble in Android paradise between Google and Qualcomm?

The lead Googler(s goog) responsible for maintaining Android factory image software is stepping away from that responsibility. Although he has shared …

Shabby Chic RAST Vanity Hack

<b>Materials:</b> RAST Dresser, Chalk Paint, Sandpaper, File, Putty, Drill<p><b>Description:</b> I decided I need a vanity unit underneath my sink but it should match …

XKCD's creator shares the secrets of 'Time,' his 3,900-frame comic

Randall Munroe's web comic <i>XKCD</i> has long been known for pushing boundaries in strange ways, but his latest experiment topped them all. Over the course of four months, "Time" grew as a frame was added every 30 minutes or so, ending up with over 3,000 individual frames by the time it wrapped up …

Qualcomm's Anand Chandrasekher says eight-core processors are 'dumb'

In response to a question about whether Qualcomm will create an eight-core processor like MediaTek's upcoming model, Senior VP Anand Chandrasekher told a Taiwanese publication "we don't do dumb things." He added that "you can't take eight lawnmower engines, put them together and now claim you have …

TI intros single-chip DockPort technology destined for laptops and tablets

The DockPort standard is only just getting off the ground with support in AMD's Elite Performance processors. TI could soon make the technology fly, however: its new (if awkwardly named) HD3SS2521 controller handles all the tasks of DockPort on a single chip. The hardware is both simpler and …

Fueled by Rise of LTE, Qualcomm Says 500 Phones in the Works Using Its Chips

The global adoption of LTE networks is helping Qualcomm win a spot inside hundreds of phones and dozens of tablets headed to market in the coming …

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