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Perform Key Financial Calculations with Wolfram Alpha

Perform Key Financial Calculations with Wolfram Alpha

Every data geek’s favorite search engine, Wolfram Alpha, offers a ton of practical uses. Add to that list gleaning information for your personal finance decisions.

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Natural Gas Well Catches Fire In The Gulf Of Mexico

A natural gas well off the coast of Louisiana caught experienced a blowout late Tuesday, causing gas to leak into the Gulf of Mexico and catch fire, according to news reports.

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Remove Logos from Glasses with a Penny

Remove Logos from Glasses with a Penny

Have a pair of sunglasses or eyeglasses sitting around that are ruined by an ugly brand logo? Clothing blog Put this On suggests that all you need is a penny to rid of that logo.

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NVIDIA Demonstrates Logan SoC: < 1W Kepler, Shipping in 1H 2014, More Energy Efficient than A6X?

Ever since its arrival in the ultra mobile space, NVIDIA hasn't really flexed its GPU muscle. The Tegra GPUs we've seen thus far have been ok at best, and in serious need of improvement at worst. NVIDIA often blamed an immature OEM ecosystem unwilling to pay for the sort of large die SoCs necessary in order to bring a high-performance GPU to market. Thankfully, that's all changing. Earlier this year NVIDIA laid out its mobile SoC roadmap through 2015, including the 2014 release of Project Logan – the first NVIDIA ultra mobile SoC to feature a Kepler GPU. Yesterday in a private event at Siggraph, NVIDIA demonstrated functional Logan silicon for the very first time.

NVIDIA Demonstrates Logan SoC: < 1W Kepler, Shipping in 1H 2014, More Energy Efficient than A6X?

Ever since its arrival in the ultra mobile space, NVIDIA hasn't really flexed its GPU muscle. The Tegra GPUs we've seen thus far have been ok at best, and in serious need of improvement at worst. NVIDIA often blamed an immature OEM ecosystem unwilling to pay for the sort of large die SoCs necessary in order to bring a high-performance GPU to market. Thankfully, that's all changing. Earlier this year NVIDIA laid out its mobile SoC roadmap through 2015, including the 2014 release of Project Logan – the first NVIDIA ultra mobile SoC to feature a Kepler GPU. Yesterday in a private event at Siggraph, NVIDIA demonstrated functional Logan silicon for the very first time.

Sprint set to bring coverage to 277 NYC subway stations

When it rains, it pours. As anyone who takes Big Apple public transit can tell you, the days of the brief underground reprieve from wireless are mostly behind us — in many parts of Manhattan, at least. But if you doubted that the rest of the 100-year-old transit system would be getting some love, let Sprint lay those concerns to rest. The carrier announced this morning plans to bring service to the whole map — that’s 277 underground stations in all, bringing coverage to Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile subscribers. Folks on those networks will be getting service in 36 Manhattan stations early next year, followed by 40 more in that borough and Queens.

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Sony Is Reportedly Making A Gran Turismo Movie

Sony Is Reportedly Making A Gran Turismo Movie

According to reports out of Hollywood, Gran Turismo is the latest video game series slated to be adapted into a big-budget movie. Yes, THAT Gran Turismo. Bet you didn’t see this one coming.

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Narrato Is a Personal Journal That Makes It Easy to Log Your Life

Narrato Is a Personal Journal That Makes It Easy to Log Your Life

iOS: Keeping a regular journal of your life has both personal and professional benefits, but it can be difficult to keep up with every day. Narrato is a new app that aims to make it easy, and it starts by tracking your mood, then linking with some of your social networks to build a complete picture of your daily life.

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Xbox One first-party games priced at £50 in the UK, versus $60 in the US

Xbox One firstparty games priced at 50 in UK, versus $60 in the US

Take the $59.99 official price for first-party Xbox One titles in the States, run it through your favorite currency convertor and you get something like £39. But add in Royal Baby taxes (aka VAT), incomplete globalization and whatever else, and it seems the final amount comes to £49.99 — a price tag that has appeared on games like Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5 over at Microsoft’s UK web store. It’s not a surprising figure, and not too dissimilar to current Xbox 360 RRPs either, but it still seems high in a world that has seen Steam’s sales model bring prices down for PC gamers. Anyway, maybe it’s better not to get into all that again.

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Via: Pocket-lint, VG247

Source: Microsoft Store UK

First malicious apps to exploit critical Android bug found in the wild

Researchers have spotted the first in-the-wild apps to exploit a critical Android vulnerability allowing attackers to inject malicious code into legitimate programs without invalidating their digital signature.

The two apps, distributed on unofficial Android marketplaces in China, help people find doctors and make appointments, according to a blog post published Tuesday by researchers from security firm Symantec. By exploiting the recently disclosed “master key” vulnerability—or possibly a separate Android flaw that’s closely related (English translation here)—attackers were able to surreptitiously add harmful functions to the apps without changing the cryptographic signature that’s supposed to ensure the apps haven’t been modified.

“An attacker has taken both of these applications and added code to allow them to remotely control devices, steal sensitive data such as IMEI and phone numbers, send premium SMS messages, and disable a few Chinese mobile security software applications by using root commands, if available,” a Symantec researcher wrote. “Using the vulnerability, the attacker has modified the original Android application by adding an additional classes.dex file (the file which contains the Android application code) and also adding an additional Android manifest file (the file which specifies permissions).”

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