The arcane symbols on the back of your gadgets could be going away

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The odd, government-mandated hieroglyphs etched on to the back of the iPhone are as memorable as “Designed by Apple in California,” but some could soon be relics: a new bill introduced in the Senate would allow device makers to digitally stamp phones, computers, and other gadgets, rather than physically etching symbols on to them.

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Science Inc. Acquires Armenian Mobile App-Maker Inlight

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peter pham Looks like Science Inc. is getting more serious about mobile development — the startup studio is announcing that it has acquired an eight-person company based in Yerevan, Armenia called Inlight. That company developed the iOS app of the same name, a social newsreading service targeting women. Science CEO Mike Jones and Chief Business Officer Peter Pham (pictured above at TechCrunch… Read More

Digg Relaunches News.me As A Personalized News Alerting Service, “Digg Deeper”

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tumblr_inline_n8jx3iewtK1qzzu3j Betaworks-owned Digg.com expanded its product lineup today with the launch of a new service – well, technically, an older service that’s been retooled and rebranded – called “Digg Deeper.” While Digg.com’s main page helps to surface the best of the web, including the top articles and videos Digg’s editors and users like, Digg Deeper is designed to offer… Read More

US reminds 14,215 dead people that they need to register for the draft

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The US Selective Service recently mailed out 14,215 letters to men in Pennsylvania reminding them of their obligation to register for the draft. As The Washington Post notes, that’s nothing out of the ordinary. But in a truly bizarre twist, those notices were addressed to people born between 1893 and 1897 — all of whom are most certainly now dead. The “youngest” recipients would now be at least 117 years old, and no living person on Earth is known to be that age. The agency is chalking up the blunder to an error with its computer systems that occurred during “a routine automated data transfer between the State of Pennsylvania and Selective Service.”

Apparently the Selective Service uses just a two-digit code to identify someone’s birth…

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Devil’s Canyon Review: Intel Core i7-4790K and i5-4690K

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In the latter part of the last decade, getting performance on the cheap meant buying a low end processor and learning how to overclock it. This is how I started in building computers, but a few generations ago Intel locked it all down except for a few high-end models in each generation. Since then, due to various changes in packaging, each of the last few generations has anecdotally felt to offer less overclocking headroom or fewer highly overclocking parts, much to the chagrin of enthusiasts. With Devil’s Canyon, Intel aimed to address some of these concerns.

Kids Can Now Teach Robots To Play Angry Birds – For Science!

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screen_shot_2014-07-10_at_9.43.09_am In what must be the cutest example of human-robot interaction I’ve seen in recent months, researchers at Georgia Tech are helping kids teach robots how to play Angry Birds and, in the process, help the kids regain muscle movement and control. The process is fairly simple. Kids play games and a little two-legged robot watches. The robot keeps an eye the score, recreates what the child… Read More

Samsung’s Tizen phone delayed yet again

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Samsung’s plans to diversify its portfolio with the introduction of smartphones running the open source Tizen OS have had to be postponed once more. Originally scheduled to launch at a developer event in Moscow yesterday, the Samsung Z has now been delayed to an indeterminate point in the future. In a statement sent to The Verge, the Korean company says that it “plans to postpone” the Russian release of the phone, but will continue to “actively work with Tizen Association members to further develop TIzen OS and the Tizen ecosystem.”

This follows the scuppering of plans to release a Tizen handset in Japan last year, which Samsung rationalized as the result of “poor market conditions.” The strategy was altered again earlier this year to…

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Mount WSO2 products to a remote WSO2 Governance Registry instance(MsSQL 2012)

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In this post we are going to mount wso2 products into a remote
governance registry. In the default scenario wso2 governance registry is
pointed to a local h2 database.

First lets configure the governance registry instance to point to the MsSQL data source.
Download WSO2 Governance Registry product and extract the product.Go to /repository/conf/datasources  and open…

Meet Louise, Microsoft’s digital assistant before Cortana

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Cortana may have only debuted with Windows Phone 8.1 recently, but Microsoft has been experimenting with personal digital assistants for years. In newly released videos, the software maker has detailed Project Louise, an automated personal assistant that started life back in 2010. Many of the features that Cortana performs on Windows Phone were present in the prototype versions of Louise, including the ability to control calendar events and search for nearby restaurants.

There’s even a hint at how Cortana may debut in Windows 8, with a restaurant booking demo of Louise on a Windows 8 tablet. While Louise was clearly a codename for what has become Cortana, Microsoft did consider Alyx and Naomi as final names for the digital assistant….

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Docker meets Vagrant (registry-less mode)

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In very common web application I’m using MongoDB as a database, memcached to store session data and caches, ActiveMQ for messaging and Solr for full text search. 
And every time there is a very common team is working on a very common app. And every developer in my team is changing stuff in databases. And every QA wants to have they own junk in databases. Finally I need up to 7 different…

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