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Killer Love: Couples, success, faith and murder A respected insurance agent, his beloved wife and their charismatic pastor: This tale of sex and murder seems like a movie but played out for real in Independence. Nonfatal shootings in KC: Many bullets, little blame In six out of 10 cases last year, victims declined to cooperate in catching their attackers, many times out of fear.
Science Wednesday: All about Uranus
The totally awesome CGPGrey has a new video up, discussing the issues of how to pronounce the planet Uranus' name without giggling or sounding pretentious. We also get a great history of the planet's discovery and the issues around the origins of the name.
Get ready for Windows 8 support headaches
By Colin Neagle, Network World February 27, 2012 09:47 AM ET For all the hype surrounding Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system, significant adoption isn't expected to come from anyone but consumers. However, that doesn't mean the enterprise IT department won't have to deal with it.
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Graham Cluley is senior technology consultant at Sophos. The readers of Computer Weekly voted him security blogger of the year in 2009 and 2010, and he pipped Stephen Fry to the title of "Twitter user of the year" too. Which was nice. He was also named "Best Security Blogger" by the readers of SC Magazine in 2011.
Cisco aims to blunt the power of Microsoft-Skype merger
By Tim Greene, Network World February 16, 2012 08:49 AM ET Cisco's plea to make Skype video conferencing protocols public is at least in part a defensive move to protect Cisco's dominance in video as it faces the potentially formidable blending of Skype with Microsoft's unified communication platform, Lync, experts say.
HP CEO: Google-Motorola deal could close-source Android
By Agam Shah, IDG News Service February 15, 2012 03:50 PM ET WebOS could be an important player in the long run as an open-source mobile OS because Android could become closed source with Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday.
Tiny chameleons found on island off Madagascar
A chameleon that could rest on the head of a match has been discovered by scientists on a island off Madagascar. The scientists also announced the discovery of three more species of tiny chameleons. A species of chameleon small enough to easily perch on a match head has been discovered on a tiny island off Madagascar, a group of scientists has announced.
Cisco loses its smart grid head
By Jim Duffy, Network World February 15, 2012 09:13 AM ET Cisco has lost another high-ranking executive, as Microsoft last week named Laura Ipsen as corporate vice president of its Worldwide Public Sector organization.
13 security myths you'll hear -- but should you believe?
By Ellen Messmer, Network World February 14, 2012 04:45 PM ET They're "security myths," oft-repeated and generally accepted notions about IT security that arguably are simply not true -- in order words, it's just a myth. We asked security experts, consultants, vendors and enterprise security managers to share their favorite "security myths" with us.
Crypto experts analyze millions of X.509 certificates, call RSA crypto flawed
By Ellen Messmer, Network World February 14, 2012 06:14 PM ET Cryptography researchers collected millions of X.509 public-key certificates that are publicly available over the web and found what they say is a shockingly high frequency of duplicate RSA-moduli keys.
Kinect Star Wars: Even Girls Can Be Darth Vader
The Xbox video team has done it again, providing Star Wars fans with another entertaining ad for its Kinect Star Wars game, set to release on April 3. This time, a girl gets to take on the role of Vader in this scene from Star Wars (Episode IV).
Robot hockey player: it shoots, it scores!
February 14, 2012, 11:05 AM - It's February and it's cold, so let's watch a video of "the world's first autonomous humanoid robot ice hockey player." The robot (named Jennifer) was created for the 2012 DARwIn-OP Humanoid Appliance Challenge, and the video was recorded at the University of Manitoba quadrangle skating rink.
Geeky Valentine's Day cards
By Keith Shaw, Network World, February 13, 2012
Startup with heavy Russian connections offers crypto authentication service
By Ellen Messmer, Network World February 14, 2012 06:08 AM ET Can a security startup based in Bedford, N.H., which relies on Russian cryptography expertise from Moscow, bring about a revolution in the way that users authenticate to gain access to websites today and secure data?
Status update: Facebook breaking up a third of UK marriages
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. So much for marital bliss. In Great Britain it's all about the Facebook dis. Apparently, there's no such thing as a no-fault divorce across the pond. Facebook is taking the blame for breaking up a third of marriages in which "unreasonable behavior" was a factor.
CES 2012: Gadget video sneak peek
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If William Shakespeare wrote an Apple rumor blog
By John Cox, Network World January 05, 2012 11:31 AM ET Let's face it: The state of iPhone and iPad rumors is parlous, petty and paltry, where bad writing and punditry drives out the good. But perhaps one of the world's greatest playwrights can show us the way to rejuvenated, rousing, robust rumoring.
Video: Santa goes high-tech
With iPads, Facebook, Twitter and Google Earth, today's kids now live in a world where telling them about Santa in a toy workshop at the North Pole seems a bit archaic. Fortunately, the world of TV and movies have it covered - Santa's now just as high-tech as the children he's delivering presents to.
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