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  1. Hacked MySpace page serves up fake Windows update – InfoWorld.Com

    Using a hacked MySpace profile, online criminals are trying to trick victims into downloading a malicious Trojan Horse program by disguising it as a Microsoft update, according to researchers at security vendor McAfee. The attack is certainly not widespre

  2. The World’s Coolest Solar Collecting Building? – Ecoble.Com

    Sanyo in Japan has constructed an amazing solar-collecting building that embodies both clean-energy ideals and awesome architectural design strategies. Solar Ark has over 5,000 active solar panels generating over 500,000 KWh of energy.

  3. The Swedes Come Down Hard On The Pirate Bay – TechCrunch.Com

    Nearly two years after Swedish police raided The Pirate Bay prosecutors are finally ready to bring the site’s founders to court. But the Pirate Bay founders are not even hiring their own lawyers. Letting the Swedish government pay their legal fees.

  4. New Data Confirms Growing Influence of Internet on Politics, But Not Quite Yet the Deciding Factor – TechCrunch.Com

    Nearly a quarter of the population say they “regularly” learn something about the presidential campaigns from the Internet, up from 13 percent in 2004. the Internet is still trailing TV news and daily newspapers, but beating morning TV shows and radio

  5. Hasbro Tries To Shut Down Scrabulous – TechCrunch.Com

    Hasbro, the toy company that owns Scrabble, is trying to shut down Scrabulous, one of the most popular Facebook apps. Scrabulous lets you play an online version of Scrabble with your Facebook friends, 569,000 daily active user.

  6. Dell to present 30-inch UltraSharp 3008WFP monitor – AVING.Net

    It features 30-inch display with amazing 2560 x 1600 native resolution. The fast 8 ms response time (grey-to-grey), and incredible 3000:1 dynamic contrast ratio lets you view images, documents, graphics and video with extreme detail, vivid color and fluid

18 more articles after the Jump

  1. Porn companies challenged by Internet sites – Reuters.Com

    After years of booming sales supported by videotapes, DVDs and the Internet, the adult film industry is being challenged by easy video-sharing Web sites offering explicit content for free.

  2. iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Prep: A Trojan – MobileWhack.Com

    Due to recent rumors of the 1.1.3 firmware upgrade, someone took advantage of iPhone users’ excitement and had them download what they thought was software needed to “prep” their phones for the 1.1.3 upgrade. The Trojan does no fatal harm

  3. Robbie Williams issues call to arms in protest at EMI ‘bean counters’ – TimesOnline.Co.UK

    Williams, who has sold 70 million records for EMI, is leading a number of stars refusing to work for the company since its £3.2 billion takeover by Terra Firma, the financier. He is withholding the next album in his £80 million deal from EMI

  4. Teenager in deadly train ‘chicken’ game –

    He is just inches from death as the train speeds over him in a terrifying new twist on the game of “chicken.” Afterwards he waves his arm in triumph. Go to to see the idiot in action.

  5. Long-hair pupil row court hearing – Northern Ireland – BBC.Co.UK

    The lawyer claimed the rules on what pupils wore were designed to develop habits of neatness and self discipline, as well as instilling the concept of a shared identity and a sense of belonging to the school.

  6. FBI was cut off from phone taps over unpaid bills – TimesOnline.Co.UK

    Telephone companies in America hung up on the War on Terror by cutting off FBI phone taps when the agency failed to pay its bills on time, an audit has found. Half of 990 bills to pay for phone taps were not paid on time, one for $66,000 (£33,000).

  7. Facebook ‘president’ traps French media in web of deceit – TimesOnline.Co.UK

    Arash Derambarsh, 28, earned nationwide plaudits when he announced his election as president of Facebook on January 1. The application was produced by ClutterMe, a Canadian start-up, a total of 41,440 candidates and 142,849 votes.

  8. Terror plot to blow up Eiffel Tower uncovered – DailyMail.Co.UK

    The 1,060ft high tower has more than six million visitors a year – an average of more than 16,000 a day. The threat was uncovered in a “vague and muffled” radio conversation picked up by air traffic controllers in Lisbon on Thursday.

  9. Snow and flash floods bring chaos to UK as roads and rail grind to a halt – DailyMail.Co.UK

    Flash flooding brought roads and railways to a standstill, more than 30mm of rain fell in parts of western England and the Midlands. Among the worst hit areas were Bristol, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

  10. Free website set up to help parents spot signs of autism in children –

    Four-year-old Nicholas Voss has autism. Doctors diagnosed him when he was 16 months old after spotting red-flags in his behaviour. Videos of Nicholas showing signs of autism have been posted on the website,

  11. Snow falls in Baghdad: World – News24.Com

    Light snow fell in Baghdad early on Friday in what weather officials said was the first time in about 100 years. Rare snowfalls were also recorded in the west and centre of Iraq, plunging temperatures to zero degrees Centigrade

  12. Mona Lisa’s identity revealed – News24.Com

    A German expert has confirmed the real identity of Mona Lisa after centuries of speculation about the woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait. It is Lisa Gherardini, wife of a Florentine cloth merchant named Francesco del Giocondo

  13. WARNING: Google’s GMail security failure leaves my business sabotaged – DavidAirey.Co.Uk

    If you have a domain that is important to you, then you really need to read this article by a guy who’s website was hacked thanks to a faulty with Gmail security, now fixed, but you still need to check your settings.

  14. Lifestyle changes increase life expectancy 14 years (1/9/2008) – CuringDeath.Com

    The research found that those who exercised regularly, ate five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, didn’t smoke, and had a moderate alcohol consumption lived an average of 14 years longer than those who adopted none of these behaviours.

  15. A tale of Sweet Revenge –

    From 2006 – The home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow. The neighbor was forced to lower his roof at a significant expense. So while he’s at it, he decided to add a “abstract art representing a cactus” on his vet cover.

  16. China launches surprise crackdown on plastic bags – Reuters.Com

    China launched a surprise crackdown on plastic bags on Tuesday, banning production of ultra-thin bags and forbidding its supermarkets and shops from handing out free carriers from June 1.

  17. Photon Tapped for High-Capacity Storage – TechFreep.Com

    Scientists at the University of Rochester have stored an entire image-worth of data within a single photon, promising unsurpassed quantities of data storage for the era of quantum computing that lies before us.

  18. Solar Cells with 60% Efficiency? – Phyorg.Com

    Rather than use photovoltaic cells, where silicon converts light into electricity, the new system works like a heat engine. But instead of using heat to turn an axle, it uses heat to force hydrogen ions through a membrane-electrode, and create electricity.

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