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Skype users targeted by malicious worm that locks them out of their PCs

"Security researchers have detected a new malware campaign that attempts to infect Skype users by sending them booby-trapped links from contacts in their address book.

Ban under-threes from watching television, says study

"Doctors and government health officials should set limits, as they do for alcohol, on the amount of time children spend watching screens – and under-threes should be kept away from the television altogether, according to a paper in an influential medical journal published on Tuesday.

A review of the evidence in the Archives Of Disease in Childhood says children's obsession with TV, computers and screen games is causing developmental damage as well as long-term physical harm...

DSL modem hack used to infect millions with banking fraud malware

"Millions of Internet users in Brazil have fallen victim to a sustained attack that exploited vulnerabilities in DSL modems, forcing people visiting sites such as Google or Facebook to reach imposter sites that installed malicious software and stole online banking credentials, a security researcher said.

ECBC Unveils B7 Line of Rugged Ballistic Bags

ECBC’s Launches B7 Series, a Super Durable HD Ballistic Nylon Case Line

MURRIETA, Calif. – September 18, 2012 - ECBC, a new division of a leading multi-million dollar packaging company, is proud to introduce its B7 Series of bags made of rugged High Density (HD) Ballistic Nylon.  The uncompromising line of backpacks, messenger bags and tote bags combine a sleek, yet rugged exterior with a double diamond rip stop lined interior.  Each member of the B7 series is thoughtfully designed with an emphasis on quality and functionality.

“We are excited to announce the B7 series to the consumer,” says ECBC’s V.P of Sales and Marketing Brett Reznichek. “When creating this line of bags we made sure not to cut any corners and make the quality the best in the business.”

Social media reviews are mostly made up

"Research outfit Gartner claims that up to 15 percent of all product reviews by 2014 will be made up. It is predicting that the media attention on fake social media ratings and reviews will result in at least two Fortune 500 brands facing litigation from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the next two years.

Apple iPad 2 As Fast As The Cray-2 Super Computer

"A university research director has shown that Apple's iPad 2 is as fast as the Cray-2 vector super-computer out of Cray Research from the 1980's. With some work to to the software, the iPad 2 performance benchmark result is quite impressive..."

Giada Announces i35V Series Mini PC with Included mSATA SSD

August 28, 2012, San Francisco, California – Giada, a brand of Jehe Technology Inc., (JEHE) today announces the i35V Series Mini PC. This Giada mini PC series comes with a 32GB mSATA SSD providing ultra fast boot-up speeds and offers an ideal combination of price and performance in a space saving format with very low power consumption.

Are We Losing Interest in Computers?

"As part of its financial website, Google allows users to compare search traffic of aggregated industries against the developing price of stock. The search traffic is normalized to the value of 1.0 and the search volume that occurred on January 1, 2004. Don't expect any dramatic revelations or search numbers or even a search volume pertaining to a single company. However, the selection of 27 industries and related search terms may cause some speculation of a changing way how we acquire information.

Women more likely to become internet addicts

"A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, which we get for the lovely penmanship and nothing else, has revealed that women are more likely to get hooked on the internet.

The study found evidence of a new genetic variant which makes people less likely to stay away from their computers and the link tends to occur in women a bit more frequently than in men. The same variation is found in persons with other forms of addiction, including nicotine addiction, loneliness and depression.

Jury orders Samsung to pay $1b in damages to Apple

"Late Friday, a US jury finally returned a verdict in the month long trial and Cupertino should be thrilled by the outcome. The court ordered Samsung to pay Apple $1.05 billion in damages. What’s more, the jury backed nearly all Apple claims. Apple welcomed the verdict, but also announced that it would petition the court to triple the damages, as it had originally asked for $2.7 billion in damages.

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