New flashlight and USB charger that runs on saltwater

When a disastrous earthquake hit Japan last year, one of the biggest problems citizens experienced was a shortage of electrical power.  Electric grids were knocked offline and batteries, used continuously during their ordeal, quickly ran in short supply.  The Japanese subsequently sought a way to generate power using renewable resources.  The result?  An electric LED…

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Amazon introduces cool new gear including 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD tablet

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Lot’s of new gear introduced by Amazon today.  Amazon held an invite-only event in an airplane hanger in Santa Monica, California.  Guests were treated to several product announcements, some of which could be game changers.  They again stressed the tablet as a service device and not a gadget (which means Amazon makes their profits off…

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Al Jazeera website hacked

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Visitors to Al Jazeera’s website got a surprise overnight.  Hackers replaced Al Jazeera’s home page with a message saying it was done in protest against the Doha-based television station’s coverage of the Syrian conflict.  The attack lasted for several hours during which visitors were served a page with a Syrian flag and a message explaining…

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Antisec hacks 12 million Apple UDIDs from FBI Cyber Security agent’s laptop

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Antisec (hacking group) is at it again and this time they’ve surprised us with an example of how lax the United States’ security policies have become.  Antisec managed to hack an FBI agent’s Dell laptop computer.  Utilizing a shell session, the hacker(s) noticed a file sitting on the FBI agent’s desktop that look interesting.  They…

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