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    Atlantis and Crew Prepared for July 8 Liftoff

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    Launch pad technicians at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are in the process of closing out space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay in preparation for liftoff from Launch Pad 39A on July 8 at 5:56 HRs EDT. The bay's doors are expected to be closed for flight today.

    This follows yesterday's day-long Flight Readiness Review at which senior NASA and contractor managers confirmed that Atlantis is ready for this last shuttle flight to supply the International Space Station.

    "This flight is incredibly important. The cargo that is coming up on this flight is really mandatory for space station," said Bill Gerstenmaier, assistant administrator for space operations, following yesterday's review.

    In preparation for this final mission of the Space Shuttle Program, the STS-135 astronauts will undergo their L-10 physicals today at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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    PC Games

    New Releases TopList:
    1.Call of Duty: Black Ops
    2.World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
    3.Two Worlds II
    4.Garshasp: The Monster Slayer
    5.Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
    6.Football Manager 2011
    7.James Bond 007: Blood Stone
    8.Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
    9.Anno 1404 Gold Edition
    10.Deathly Hallows Part 1
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    Upcoming :

    1.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    2.Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    3.Rage
    4.Battlefield 3
    5.Call of duty - Modern Warfare 3
    6.Star Wars - The Old Republic
    7.Mass Effect - 3
    8.DOOM 4
    9.Assassin's Creed - Revelations
    10.Prototype II
    11.Farcry 3
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    DARPA seeks business model for interstellar travel

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    Intel maps out tablet plans through 2014

    Intel's plans for Atom system-on-a-chip for tablets, hybrids, and smartphones :
    • Medfield: first half 2012, single core, 32-nanometer
    • Clover Trail: second half 2012, dual-core, 32-nanometer
    • Silvermont: 2013, new Atom architecture, 22-nanometer
    • Airmont: 2014, 14-nanometer

    Source - CNET/Intel.
     
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    Apple to block devices from Samsung

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    Facebook and Skype Integration

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    Neutrino transformation could help explain mystery of matter

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    HP launces webOS Touchpad

     
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    GOOGLE PLUS - Facebook's new rival

     
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    The Earth and The Universe

    Massive Solar Eruption Close-up


    Voyager Finds Magnetic Bubbles at Solar System's Edge


    MicroSpec: Revolutionary Instrument on a Chip


    NASA selects OSIRIS-REx as New Frontiers Mission


    Unexplained Gamma-Ray Pulsar


    Source : NASA/Videos : YouTUBE
     
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    Anonymous launches WikiLeaks inspired HackerLeaks site

    A new website launched by a sub-group of Anonymous aims to provide hackers with a central way to publicize the documents they steal. The HackerLeaks website is modeled on WikiLeaks and says it will provide a secure and anonymous way for sensitive information to receive “the maximum exposure possible in order to achieve the most profound political impact”.
    The site launched June 25 and was created by a group spawned in 1985 called the People’s Liberation Front (PLF). This hacktivist group is known for attacking the government websites of countries like Tunisia, Iran, Egypt, and Bahrain alongside AnonOps. Commander X, a founding member of PLF and part of the reason HBGary was hacked, has said that the group is like a scalpel for Anonymous—fast and precise.
    Now these elite hackers are hoping that HackerLeaks, along with another .tk site they launched geared towards insider whistleblowers called LocalLeaks, will encourage scoops on par with WikiLeaks. The elusive Commander X told Forbes’ Andy Greenberg that though hackers use sittes like Pastebin to publish information, Anonymous and the PLF are in a better position to expose the sensitive data because of their media connections.
    Commander X, who currently acts as the editor in chief for both sites, says, “We just wanted to make our own offering, compete in the disclosure marketplace and maybe fill a unique role if we can.”
    HackerLeaks’ first anonymous submission was a list of Orlando officials’ personal details on Tuesday. The list included income, home values and other data. Hackers have been hitting Orlando-based targets this week because Orlando non-profit workers were arrested for handing out food to the homeless. The data was taken to show that the the people enforcing the law against the poor were obnoxiously rich.
    We’ll have to wait and see whether hackers decide this to be a useful service. “You download it, we’ll disclose it for you,” the site’s homepage reads.


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    ARM claims Mali will match Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 within 18 months

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    Timberlake to turn MySpace into online 'Idol'?


    For those who live for seeing someone rise from obscurity to reach the heights of temporary fame, seeing "American Idol" once a year just isn't enough.

    In any case, it's only on two nights a week. What are you supposed to do with the other five? Pray that Simon Cowell's new show "The X Factor" will somehow be entertaining?

    It seems that Justin Timberlake, he who is one of the new purchasers of MySpace, is at one with human feelings.

    For, according to the Associated Press, Timberlake's manager, Johnny Smith, said after the purchase that, though the specific format still needs to be worked out, using MySpace as a vehicle for new talent is very much in the plans of Timberlake and Specific Media, the new purchasers.


    "Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out. We definitely want to bring the industry back to MySpace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there."

    This seems like an excellent idea. It seems that half the world now spends its days sitting at desks wearing headphones. They could very easily be sitting in instantaneous judgment over new performers for at least three hours of each of those days.

    Perhaps each day of the week could have its own genre. To snap the world into renewed focus, Monday could be rock 'n' roll day, while Wednesday, the so-called hump day, would be a prime candidate for a little R&B.

    Saturday, the night that's alright for fighting, would surely be punk day.

    Another fine element of this MySpace notion is that Timberlake, unlike some of, say, the "American Idol" judges, is possessed of considerable taste. We might actually see acts that are truly progressive, rather than the strange MAD magazine-cover country figure, Scotty McCreery, who won this year's "Idol."

    The new owners say they will hold a press conference on August 17 to announce their plans. After this announcement, office life might experience a radical new musical dawn.

    Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-2...-turn-myspace-into-online-idol/#ixzz1R4PrMDrj
     
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    Google faces 'wire tapping' case over Street View


    Street View camera, AFP/Getty Google's Street View cars took snaps and scooped up data from wi-fi networks
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    Google could be sued for scooping up data from open wi-fi networks after a US court ruling.

    A judge in San Francisco decided that the company's actions may have violated federal laws on wire tapping.

    Google had tried to have the class action lawsuit thrown out, claiming that anyone could have intercepted the wireless signals.

    It had previously admitted collecting the data by mistake while gathering images for its Street View service.

    Since the blunder was revealed, Google has stopped its Street View cars logging wi-fi networks.
    Private data

    The problem was discovered in 2010 when German data protection officials asked the company what information its Street View photography cars were collecting.

    As well as taking panoramic images, it emerged that they also logged wi-fi networks to help with the search firm's location services.

    That involved sampling packets of data from wireless hotspots. On open, unencrypted networks the system grabbed logins, passwords and other personal details. About 600MB of data was collected in 30 countries.

    At the time, Google apologised for its action, blaming a coding error, and pledged to delete the data.

    The revelation led to investigations in several countries. France fined Google 100,000 euros (£87,000) over the breach.

    In the US, a class action lawsuit was brought on behalf of plaintiffs from nine states. The case is being heard in California where Google's headquarters is located.

    The company tried to have the case dismissed on the grounds that the data gathering was inadvertent. It also said that anyone could have intercepted the transmissions.
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    the law doesn't clearly cover that issue right now and that the law is really a mess.”

    Jim Dempsey Center for Democracy and Technology

    US District Court Judge James Ware disagreed and said that just because a wi-fi network was open did not mean it was meant to be public.

    "Merely pleading that a network is unencrypted does not render that network readily accessible to the general public," Judge Ware wrote in his decision.

    The fact that Google used some specialist equipment meant it was was liable for prosecution under federal wire tap laws.

    Judge Ware threw out several other elements of the complaint against Google, relating to state laws on wire tapping and unfair competition.

    In a statement, the company dismissed the claims and said it would consider the latest ruling before deciding whether to launch an appeal.

    US laws on wire tapping were in need of updating, said Jim Dempsey, a privacy expert at the Center for Democracy & Technology.

    The laws were last updated in the late 1980s to address such things as CB radio and baby monitors, he said.

    "I don't think anyone doubts that it should be illegal to intercept someone's communications," said Mr Dempsey.

    "But I think it's equally clear that the law doesn't clearly cover that issue right now and that the law is really a mess."
     
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    Stealthy Trick Makes Facebook Look Like an Excel Spreadsheet

    Source : Yahoo News / Mashable
     
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    Fox News Twitter Feed Says Obama Dead In Apparent Hack

    source : KFOX NEWS
     
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