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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

February 19, 2013

Florida-based food chain Burger King's official Twitter account was apparently besieged by hackers who changed the account's picture to the McDonald's logo.

The account, @BurgerKing, has its profile picture and name changed to McDonald's just after noon Monday and tweets mentioned hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec, CBS News reported Tuesday. The posts used the hashtag #OpMadCow, the apparent title given to the hacking operation.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

February 11, 2013

Electrodes on the brain of a paralyzed man allowed him to move a robot arm to touch a friend's hand for the first time in seven years, researchers said.

Tim Hemmes, 30, who sustained a spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident seven years ago that left him unable to move his body below the shoulders, was able to use brain-computer interface technology to control movement of a computer cursor and later a robot arm, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported Friday. Hemmes' thoughts were interpreted by computer algorithms and translated into intended movement, they said.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

February 6, 2013

Thousands of volunteers, and their computers, have determined the largest prime number found to date - a 17 million digit number - a U.S. researcher says.

University of Central Missouri Professor Curtis Cooper, who heads the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, or GIMPS, announced the find, CNET reported Wednesday. A prime number is divisible only by itself and the number 1. Mersenne primes are named after a French monk born in 1588 who described a particular class of prime number, 2 to the power of "p" minus one, in which "p" is an ordinary prime number.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

January 29, 2013

U.S. researchers say they've joined a conductor and insulator into a single atoms-thick layer that may advance the ability to shrink electronic devices.

Scientists at Rice University in Houston say the material - graphene as a conductor and hexagonal boron nitride as an insulator - have been merged into sheets and built into a variety of patterns at nanoscale dimensions. Researchers say the technique suggests the possibility of building 2-D, atomic-layer circuits that could offer manufacturers the possibility of condensing electronic devices into even smaller packages.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

January 25, 2013

A person will often retain a false belief even if a correction to false information is instantly provided online, researchers at Ohio State University report.

Instant corrections to obviously false information seen on the Internet may not be effective at dispelling inaccurate beliefs, particularly among people who already want to believe the falsehood, the researchers said. "Real-time corrections do have some positive effect, but it is mostly with people who were predisposed to reject the false claim anyway," lead author R. Kelly Garrett, a professor of communication, said.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

January 21, 2013

U.S. researchers say they've uncovered vulnerabilities in the security of personal genetic information submitted by participants in genomic studies.

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts say armed with just a computer, an Internet connection and publicly accessible online resources they were able to identify nearly 50 individuals who had submitted genetic material as participants in the studies. Under certain circumstances, the full names and identities of genomic research participants can be determined even when their genetic information is held in databases in de-identified form, a Whitehead release said Thursday.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

December 28, 2012

Police in Florida said they are searching for a man whose alleged pirate radio station jammed the signal from dozens of keyless entry systems for cars.

Hollywood police said people were left baffled for months as to why their keyless systems were not working, and some found they no longer had the problem when they left the area, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday. Investigators said the culprit is believed to be a pirate radio station that had been broadcasting on 104.7 FM from the roof of the eight-story Regents bank building, one block from police headquarters.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

December 14, 2012

A Baltimore man who was cited by a speed camera for driving 38 mph in a 25 mph zone said his car is clearly motionless in pictures and video footage.

Daniel Doty said the speed camera image with his $40 ticket from April 24 depicts his four-door Mazda wagon stopped at a red right with the brake lights illuminated and a three-second video clip offered as evidence also shows the vehicle was not moving, The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. Doty said he was amazed at the ticket being issued when it was "shockingly obvious" his vehicle was stationary.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

December 7, 2012

A Virginia judge has ruled a woman must take down some of the criticism she's posted about a contractor on online rating sites Yelp and Angie's List.

Jane Perez, of Fairfax, Va., hired Washington, D.C.-based contractor Christopher Dietz to do some cosmetic work in June 2011 on a townhouse she bought. She quickly soured on Dietz and posted several critiques of his work on Yelp and Angie's List, alleging he billed her for work he never did and that jewelry went missing while he was the only other person with a key to the home, The Washington Post said Wednesday. Dietz denied the allegations and sued in Virginia court to have the posts taken down and asked for $750,000, saying Perez had done considerable harm to his business by defaming him online.

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by Upi - United Press International, Inc.

December 4, 2012

A brief exposure to very high temperature can "heal" flash memory and increase its usable life to many millions of read-write cycles, researchers in Taiwan say.

Flash memory, found in many computers and electronic gadgets for its speed and ability to hold data even when power is off, normally begins to suffer reliability problems at about 10,000 read and write cycles. While computer scientists have long known heat can restore the reliability of flash memory, baking them in an oven for hours at 480 degrees Fahrenheit was never seen as a practical solution. Now scientists at electronics company Macronix say they've designed chips with a built-in heater next to the memory materials, the BBC reported Monday.

      
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