Windows 8 To Have Picture Gesture Passwords

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finger gestures on a sensor screen. On legacy devices, like signing off your purchase, or a receipt, it’s similar to a digital signature. But this time, in Windows 8, it’s more fun, even if Microsoft Developers’ blog puts a lot of serious calculations and figures behind it.

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iPad 3 Possible Launch Date: February 24, Steve Jobs Birthday Anniversary

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Sources at 9to5Mac quoting Focus Taiwan claim that Apple wants its iPad manufacturers and suppliers to scramble and streamline their production lines for the iPad 3 to meet a launch date of 24 February, 2012, Steven Jobs birthday anniversary.

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Pre-Alpha Build of ICS on original Motorola Droid A855

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This is a very early custom build of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 out of Android Open Source Project) that didn’t get its own fork at CyanogenMod repositaries just yet. Adventurous users and fans of the original Motorola Droid may get a first glimpse of ICS goodness on their phones by using a download link here. Make sure to follow the discussion at XDA-Developers if you read this news late, as the new builds pop up constantly.

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Amazon Stops Hiding eReader Apps

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In its AppStore, Amazon chose to never show its competion’s eReaders apps: Wattpad’s, Kobo’ reader, and Bluefire ePUB and PDF reader. After some talks of Amazon and Wattpad, the alternative eReaders now showing in the Amazon’s collection of apps, apparently available to download to Amazon Kindle Fires.

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Inductive Charging for Electric Vehicles Will Be Tested in Berlin

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There’s nothing new about using electromagnetic induction for “wireless” charging of many devices and gadgets. Gizmag present a good array of examples like a “cable-free option to keep the batteries of everything from mice and keyboards to mobile phones and toothbrushes juiced up.”

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Wikileaks Spy Files: WiFi Snooping, Skype Monitoring All In A Days Work

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On Thursday, December 1st, 2011 WikiLeaks began publishing The Spy Files, thousands of pages and other materials exposing the global mass surveillance industry. Sure it’s a stale news, the whole Wikileaks story is slowly getting under radar of media these days.

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Silent OTA Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root

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It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It’s worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It’s just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.

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