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Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2 Update

Mozilla Firefox 3.5.2 Update

Changelog: Chrome privilege escalation due to incorrectly cached wrapper Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.1.2/1.9.0.13) Location bar and SSL indicator spoofing via window.open() on invalid URL Heap overflow in certificate regexp parsing Compromise of SSL-protected communica

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Nokia Hybrid Slider E75: For People Who Enjoy Lots of Buttons

Nokia Hybrid Slider E75: For People Who Enjoy Lots of Buttons

The long-since-leaked E75 has been announced by Nokia, offering bring a new form-factor to Nokia's smartphone lineup. We've known about the E75 since November, but here's the rundown: a 2.4in, 240x320 screen, S60 OS, full 3G capabilities (CDMA and GSM), 3.2-megapixel camera, 4GB of storage wit

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Steam Mover Relocates Applications to Free Up Space on Your Primary Drive

Steam Mover Relocates Applications to Free Up Space on Your Primary Drive

Windows only: If your primary hard drive just isn't large enough to hold all the software you need on a day-to-day basis, then Steam Mover is the perfect tool for the job—assuming you have another storage drive handy. Steam Mover was originally designed to help hardcore gamers move their downlo

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Android On The HTC Touch

Now showing, Android on the HTC Touch: [HTML1] Android Phones. Perhaps even more than an abundance of killer Android applications, people want Android Phones. For the most part, folks are looking to the future to learn about what NEW handsets will come out sporting Android. But others, like the gu

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Lighting The Oceans With Wave Power

Lighting The Oceans With Wave Power

The Wavelight concept coverts mechanical energy captured by ocean waves into electrical energy to illuminate a series of LED lamps. Each lamp is tethered to its neighbor with a weight anchored to the sea floor. The lights are designed to attract attention for rescue operations or to warn passi

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IBM Roadrunner Tops Cray as the Official World's Fastest Supercomputer

IBM Roadrunner Tops Cray as the Official World's Fastest Supercomputer

It's like a geek soap opera. Just last week, Cray bragged that their updated Jaguar XT supercomputer was the world's fastest. Now this week, IBM responds to the trash talk with a number one ranking of their Roadrunner system on the newly published Top500 supercomputing list. Both the IBM and

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Dell Studio XPS 8000, 9000 Desktops Look Good, Use Latest Intel Chips

Dell Studio XPS 8000, 9000 Desktops Look Good, Use Latest Intel Chips

The sleek multimedia PCs can be configured with Intel's new "Lynnfield" Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The 9000 takes-over from the Studio XPS 435 with new "performance graphics options", while the 8000 has a smaller, but similarly-styled case design. The Studio XPS 8000 starts at $800, and t

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A Traditional Terracotta Roof That Happens to Harness the Sun

A Traditional Terracotta Roof That Happens to Harness the Sun

There are plenty of technical hurdles keeping the masses from decking out their roofs with solar panels, but their general ugliness doesn't help much either. Tegolasolare puts their photovoltaic panels second to the surrounding architecture, not the other way around. The Italian company's red

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DFX Audio Enhancer 9.103 For All + KeyGen

DFX enhances your music listening experience by improving the sound quality of MP3, Windows Media, Internet radio and other music files. With DFX you can transform the sound of your PC into that of an expensive stereo system placed in a perfectly designed listening environment. Renew stereo depth, b

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ATI's Latest Radeon Graphics Card (HD 4850) Benchmarked: Mid-Range, As Expected [Ati]

ATI's Latest Radeon Graphics Card (HD 4850) Benchmarked: Mid-Range, As Expected [Ati]

ATI's next line of Radeon graphics cards—the RV770-based 4800 series—doesn't officially launch until June 25, but Hot Hardware's got benchmarks already on the first shot, the mid-range $199 Radeon HD 4850. It's prompted a response from Nvidia in the form of the $229 GeForce 9800 GTX+, a speedier

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From Mushrooms to Mansions: Organic Building Materials

Philip Ross works with a mushroom farm called Far West Fungi. And on it they’re growing your future house. Or at least the nontoxic, fireproof, mold- and water-resistant building blocks for it.

There are dozens of mushroom-filled shipping containers on this farm, but what Ross is after are the “fungi’s thin, white rootlike fibers” also known as mycelium. He’s after these fibers because they make great building blocks:

Mycelium doesn’t taste very good, but once it’s dried, it has some remarkable properties. It’s nontoxic, fireproof and mold- and water-resistant, and it traps more heat than fiberglass insulation. It’s also stronger, pound for pound, than concrete.

If you doubt how strong the material is, consider this: Ross “destroyed many a metal file and saw blade” while shaping 500 of these mushroom bricks into a six foot by six foot archway. He hopes to destroy many more tools by one day building entire homes out of mushroom bricks.

And my parents thought I was nuts when I told them I wanted to live in a mushroom just like the Smurfs.[Time via Futurismic]

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