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By samzenpus from Slashdot's end-of-the-line department:
daten writes A coalition of security companies has hit a sophisticated hacking group in China with a heavy blow. The effort is detailed in a report released today by Novetta. The coalition, which calls itself Operation SMN, detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide that were targeted by Axiom, an incredibly sophisticated organization that has been stealing intellectual property for more than six years. The group united as part of Microsoft's Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) campaign against Hikit (a.k.a. Hikiti), the custom malware often used by Axiom to burrow into organizations, exfiltrate data, and evade detection, sometimes for years.

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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 02:01 PM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's take-a-look department:
jfruh writes The Xerox Alto is a computer legend: it was never sold to the public, but its window-based OS was the inspiration for both the original Mac operating system and Windows. Now you can check out its source code, along with code for CP/M, a similarly old school (though not graphical) operating system.

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Wasabi flavored tooth paste?
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 02:00 PM
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:
I don't really know anyone who truly enjoys the act of brushing their teeth. It's not that it's an unpleasant experience, it's all just a bit boring. However, if for some reason you were itching to make brushing your teeth both painful and unpleasant, there might just be a product for you.

The shop of all weird things in Japan, Village Vanguard is selling the highly unusual product now, admitting that even they don't know what to do with it. They suggest that you might be able to prank someone with it, or force a punishment for a lost bet with it. Personally, I'll be just fine with my Colgate.



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By samzenpus from Slashdot's brand-new department:
Lucas123 writes HP today announced an 3D industrial printer that it said will be half the cost of current additive manufacturing systems while also 10 times faster, enabling production parts to be built. The company also announced Sprout, a new immersive computing platform that combines a 23-in touch screen monitor and horizontal capacitive touch mat with a scanner, depth sensor, hi-res camera, and projector in a single desktop device. HP's Multi Jet Fusion printer will be offered to beta customers early next year and is expected to be generally available in 2016. The machine uses a print bar with 30,000 nozzles spraying 350 million drops a second of thermoplastic or other materials onto a print platform. The Multi Jet Fusion printer uses fused deposition modeling, an additive manufacturing technology first invented in 1990. the printer works by first laying down a layer of powder material across a build area. Then a fusing agent is selectively applied with the page-wide print bar. Then the same print bar applies a detailing agent at the parts edge to give high definition. The material is then exposed to an energy source that fuses it.

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Power and Free Broadband To the People
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 01:00 PM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's get-you-some-internet department:
NewYorkCountryLawyer writes Slashdot member and open source developer Ben Kallos @KallosEsq — who is now a NYC Councilman — is pushing to make it a precondition to Comcast's merging with Time Warner that it agree to provide free broadband to all public housing residents in the City (and by free I mean free as in beer). Kallos, along with NY's Public Advocate, Letitia James, is leading a group of state and local politicians calling on Comcast to help bridge the digital divide in NY.

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The new Japanese PS4 trailer is super sweet
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 01:00 PM
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:


Sony is readying its new Share Play system for the PS4 system in Japan. Basically, it allows players to allow another player to take over their controls via the Sony Network, similar to passing the controller to someone else. From what I've heard so far, the feature actually works quite well.

They've concocted a new commercial that for some reason just got right in the heart. Perhaps it's because I'm typing this exhausted at the end of the night, or I just like seeing gamers get a little win once in a while. What ever it is, it's pretty darn sweet. I need to go look at some violent robots to wash all the sentimentality off me.



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By Roblimo from Slashdot's it-looks-much-better-over-there-than-it-does-here department:
Add some material-handling devices and you'd have software-controlled Waldos, first described by Robert A. Heinlein in the 1942 short story titled Waldo. So while the idea of a pair of artificial eyes you control by moving your head (while looking at the area around the artificial eyes, even if it's in orbit), sounds like futuristic fun, especially if you use an Oculus Virtual Reality device instead of an LED screen, it not only hasn't caught up with science fiction, but is a fair ways behind science fact. Still, the idea of being able to control a vision system deep under the sea or in orbit around Saturn is certainly interesting in and of itself. (Alternate Video Link)

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Transformers: Legends Game Event - Wreckage
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 12:00 PM
By SilverOptimus from TFW2005:
DeNA has announced the next Transformers: Legends event; Wreckage.

Event Synopsis:
GRIMLOCK is missing, and MEGATRON is being hunted by the cannibalistic JUNKIONS of the planet Junk. Will the leaders of the DINOBOTS and DECEPTICONS fall prey to the metallic savages? Find out on TRANSFORMERS Legends "Wreckage"!

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By samzenpus from Slashdot's wait-a-second department:
reifman writes The Internet's been abuzz the past 48 hours about reports the FBI distributed malware via a fake Seattle Times news website. What the agency actually did is more of an example of smart, precise law enforcement tactics. Is the outrage online an indictment of Twitter's tendency towards uninformed, knee-jerk reactions? In this age of unwarranted, unconstitutional blanket data collection by the NSA, the FBI's tactics from 2007 seem refreshing for their precision.

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By samzenpus from Slashdot's mine-now-I-take-it department:
An anonymous reader writes "Stan Lee Media and The Walt Disney Co. have taken their arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals over who owns the rights (and profits) to Marvel characters. Though Disney bought Marvel in 2009, Stan Lee Media (no longer associated with Stan Lee, himself) still claims copyright of the characters."

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Unique Toy O-02 Alberich (Unofficial Rippersnapper)
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 11:00 AM
By ORIO from TFW2005:
Unique Toys has updated their Facebook page revealing the second figure in their "Ordin" (aka Abominus) Series. Today we have our first look at their version of Rippersnapper, named "Alberich". Alberich translated from German means "Norse Dwarf" according to TFW member Scaleface. This figure is shown here in beast mode, robot mode and his arm mode for Ordin.

You can check out all the images by clicking the title bar. Then head over to our sponsors below to lock in your preorders!

Unique Toys O-02 Albrerich @ TFsource

Unique Toys O-02 Alberich @ BBTS

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By samzenpus from Slashdot's premium-pay department:
Walking The Walk writes YouTube is looking at creating a paid-subscription model that would allow users to skip the ads on their videos. (A more condensed summary from CBC.) No firm date has been announced, and it sounds like tentative steps right now, but YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki did mention that ad-enabled music videos would still be offered.

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By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:


When you have some love for a project, it really shows. Throw in some decent acting, a knack for special effects, and some martial arts skills --you are onto something special. Dragon Ball Z fan group, Robot Underground is making a web series covering the "History of Trunks" in the webisode, Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope.

They're really going all of on this great looking production. Watching self-made projects like these make me feel like I really waste my free time. I wish I could make projects like these! The story involves the Androids, Trunks and Goku, sticking pretty close to the original source material. I'm definitely excited to see their final project. To keep updated with their progress make sure to stick close to their Facebook page.



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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached
Posted by News Fetcher on October 29 '14 at 10:15 AM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's raise-shields department:
tranquilidad writes "As previously discussed on Slashdot, CurrentC is a consortium of merchants attempting to create a "more secure" payment system. Some controversy surrounds CurrentC's requirements regarding the personal information required, their purchase-tracking intentions and retail stores blocking NFC in apparent support of CurrentC. Now news breaks that CurrentC has already been breached. CurrentC has issued the standard response, "We take the security of our users' information extremely seriously."

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By Soulskill from Slashdot's don't-step-on-the-pieces department:
Jason Koebler writes: A team of physicists based at Brown University has succeeded in shattering a quantum wave function. That near-mythical representation of indeterminate reality, in which an unmeasured particle is able to occupy many states simultaneously, can be dissected into many parts. This dissection, which is described this week in the Journal of Low Temperature Physics, has the potential to turn how we view the quantum world on its head. Specifically, they found it's possible to take a wave function and isolate it into different parts. So, if our electron has some probability of being in position (x1,y1,z1) and another probability of being in position (x2,y2,z2), those two probabilities can be isolated from each other, cordoned off like quantum crime scenes.

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