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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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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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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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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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Give Your iPod The Headphones It Deserves

Throw away the Apple earphones that came with your iPod and discover its real sound.

While earphones are often the most neglected part, the sound quality of your iPod, iPhone (or any portable media players) relies much more on correct earphones or headphones than on electronic.

No need to be a seasoned melomane to be able to make the distinction between poor and good quality earphones. And actually, Apple earphones are among the worst things that you can put into your ears (although still better than a banana or a screwdriver)

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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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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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Fashion over Technology? The ‘Pink Effect’

Are women less able to grasp technology? Are men smarter? Why is it that when they make computers specially marketed for women they focus so much on the colour and the matching bag and forget all about the specs? Are women being scammed? Are we paying more for the ‘pink effect’ and are left with inferior technology because men assume we don’t know the difference?

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Technology – What could we expect to see in the next 20 years?

Over the past 30 years technology has been evolving at an exceptional rate. Inventions, advancements and adaptations to technology that has been around for a while have been improving, and newer technologies have taken their place. As we grow older as a species our ability to create more amazing pieces of technology advances with us.

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