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Department of Defense funds neural-controlled bionic leg

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A man who lost a leg in a motorcycle accident joined 3,000 others to climb 103 floors of the Willis Tower, formerly Sears' Tower, Chicago, using a mind controlled prosthetic leg as a result of a trial from the Rehabilitation… Go To Full Article

TYAN Announces Support for the AMD Opteron 6300 Series Processors

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TYAN, an industry-leading server platform manufacturer and subsidiary of MiTAC International Corp. announces that its various G34 based platforms are compatible with AMD's upcoming Opteron 6300 Series Processors (codename: "Abu Dhabi") through a BIOS update. During SC'12 in Salt Lake… Go To Full Article

ARM reports more power savings

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Fabless chip maker ARM claims that a test chip using its A15 and A7 cores saved 50 percent on power consumption without sacrificing performance. According to EETimes the information was released as part of a road map… Go To Full Article

Microsoft finances US surveillance

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Microsoft is quietly becoming a significant player when it comes to providing Big Brother software to US security forces. Apparently it is a big backer of an association which sells surveillance tech to police departments in a… Go To Full Article

XBMC 12 Frodo enters development, beta releases expected mid-November

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The media player paradise of XBMC 11 Eden has served us well for the majority of the year, but now it's time to move to Middle Earth. XBMC 12 Frodo has entered formal development, bringing with it a feature freeze… Go To Full Article

Asus RT-AC66U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless Router Review

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The draft IEEE 802.11ac spec provides for transmission speeds up to 1300 Mb/s, which is 3 times faster the current de facto 802.11n wireless standard. We find out whether Asus's top of the line RT-AC66U is able to widen the… Go To Full Article

Climate change censored on Wikipedia

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While most of the world's press said that the weird weather in the US was probably caused by climate change, the world's online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, didn't mention that suggestion. According to Pop Sci, that is because the… Go To Full Article

Dotcom wants to connect NZ

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Kim Dotcom does not seem to hold any grudge with the New Zealand government for illegally spying on him on behalf of US studios. According to Tech Pounce, Dotcom has plans to resurrect Pacific Fibre's failed project… Go To Full Article

Sharp warns that it is close to collapse

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Troubled Japanese telly maker, Sharp, has warned that if it can't do something radical soon, its business could go the way of the dodo. Despite being a major supplier of LCD displays to Apple and other manufacturers,… Go To Full Article

Apple avoids corporate tax

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The BBC has outed Apple as a significant tax cheat after the company announced that it paid less than two percent corporation tax on its profits outside the US. Apple only paid £445m in the year to… Go To Full Article

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