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September 30, 2011

The iPad-controlled spy tank

How–and Why–to Destroy Old Flash Drives

The value of the ubiquitous flash drives that many of us carry in our pockets or on our key chains is much more than the $10 we pay for them at the big box store. Rather, they’re worth as much as all the data they have ever held. A couple of instances involving Bowling Green State University and the Oregon food stamp program illustrate the danger.

CampusIT Announces U.S. Launch of Cloud-Based Educational Management Service

Educators and students in the United States will now have access to a cloud-based education interaction management product previously available exclusively in Europe. (more…)

Open a Sealed Envelope by Putting It in the Freezer

If you want to get into an already-sealed envelope without ripping it apart, all you need to do is pop it in the freezer for an hour or two. (more…)

September 29, 2011

Google Analytics Catches Up With Real-Time

Google Analytics, the immensely popular suite of tools that Google offers to help webmasters track their site traffic, is getting a big boost this week: the service has launched a real-time dashboard that updates with user events as they happen.

Search Engine Blekko Raises $30 Million From Russian Search Giant Yandex And Others


September 28, 2011

Mozilla puts Firefox 7 on memory diet, patches 11 bugs

Mozilla yesterday patched 11 vulnerabilities in the desktop edition of Firefox as it upgraded the browser to version 7.

The company has batted a thousand so far in its rapid release schedule: Firefox 7 marks the third consecutive upgrade that Mozilla has met its every-six-week deadline for a new version of the browser.


Amazon Kindle Fire tablet unveiled: 7-inch display, $199 price tag


September 26, 2011

Google puts the Dead Sea Scrolls in the cloud, promises they won’t dissolve when you touch them


Facebook Is Tracking Your Every Move on the Web; Here’s How to Stop It

Over the weekend, Dave Winer wrote an article at explaining how Facebook keeps track of where you are on the web after logging in without your consent. Nik Cubrilovic dug a little deeper, and discovered that Facebook can still track where you are, even if you log out. Facebook, for its part, has denied the claims. Regardless of who you believe, here’s how to protect yourself, and keep your browsing history to yourself. (more…)

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