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China to unveil its own large jetliner

China is aiming to reshape the global aviation industry with a home-grown jetliner, a direct challenge to the supremacy of Boeing and Airbus, the world's only manufacturers of large commercial aircraft.

The communist government has staked billions of dollars and national pride on the effort. What may surprise some Americans worried about slipping U.S. competitiveness is that some well-known U.S. companies are aiding China in its quest.

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Linux Kernel Exploit Rooting 64-Bit Machines

Last friday a security vulnerability affecting 64-bit Linux operating systems has been identified (see: http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-3081 and http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2010-3301).

This vulnerability is potentially very harmful because it allows an ill-disposed hacker to take over a web server and give him full root access thanks to a backdoor.

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Everything You Need to Know About USB 3.0:

After a lengthy gestation period, the third generation of the Universal Serial Bus is making its way to the market. But is it already obsolete?

Consumer electronics and computer vendors used the Consumer Electronics Show this past January to launch USB 3.0, an update to the popular standard external data transfer interface. The new speed of USB 3.0 generated a lot of interest.

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Trojan Blamed For Spanish Air Crash

A plane crash that killed 154 people in 2008 might have been partly connected to the infection of an important ground safety system by malware, a Spanish newspaper has claimed.

The Spanair plane took off from Madrid to fly to the Canary Islands on 20 August 2008, but failed to clear the runway. Of the 172 passengers and aircrew on board, only 18 survived.

The precise cause of the crash remains contentious but was believed by investigators to relate to the MD-82 not having its flaps set to the correct position prior to takeoff.

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Apple Patents Remotely Disabling Jailbroken Phones

Apple has applied for a patent on a method to differentiate between authorized and unauthorized users of a particular iOS device. Once an unauthorized user is detected, the device can then automatically disable certain features or send notifications to Twitter or other services.

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40 Windows Apps Said To Contain Critical Bug

Computerworld - About 40 different Windows applications contain a critical flaw that can be used by attackers to hijack PCs and infect them with malware, a security researcher said Wednesday.

The bug was patched by Apple in its iTunes software for Windows four months ago, but remains in more than three dozen other Windows programs, said HD Moore, chief security officer at Rapid7 and creator of the open-source Metasploit penetration-testing toolkit. Moore did not reveal the names of the vulnerable applications or their makers, however.

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How to Build a Laptop

Unlike a desktop computer putting a laptop can be a little more complicated. Unfortunately there are not many resources available to help when it comes to building laptops. The aim of this article is therefore to talk you through the steps you will need to put together you own high speed laptop.

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Hands On with the BlackBerry Torch 9800

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 for AT&T isn't all-new and all-different, but it's new and different enough.

On Tuesday, Research in Motion (RIM) announced the company's first slider-style BlackBerry, the Torch 9800, which is also the first BlackBerry with both a touch screen and hard keyboard, and the first device to run the new OS 6. We received a bit of hands-on time with the new phone.

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Browser-Based Jailbreak For iPhone 4 Released

Hackers on Sunday released the first "jailbreak" for the iPhone 4, a browser-based exploit that allows users to run unauthorized code. However, some reported that the modification results in broken MMS and FaceTime functionality.

A hacker who uses the handle "comex," a member of the iPhone Dev Team, released the hack through a website, jailbreakme.com. Users can visit the site in their iPhone browser to begin the jailbreaking process.

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iPhone App Available for Life Insurance Quotes

July 26, 2010 - An Australian software company is now offering a new application for the iPhone that will allow consumers to get instant life insurance quotes. Omnium, a vendor based in Sydney, has developed the first app of its kind for the life insurance market.

Many professionals within the industry are excited about this new technology. It allows the user to see current life insurance premiums from 12 major providers around the world.

The founder of Omnium, Dr. David King said:

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