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 Sunday, 20-January-2013  23:57:26 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Kim Dotcom has launched his new Mega file service. We are a dedicated group of technologists who were given the time, opportunity and Internet access to build an awesome cloud storage service that will help protect your privacy. We have programmed this Internet service from scratch in Auckland, New Zealand. Unlike most of our competitors, we use a state of the art browser based encryption technology where you, not us, control the keys. Unsurprisingly, it was fairly popular at launch.. and seems to be down as I type this. More info here and here, thanks Gunna.

Quan-Time spotted a contest to win $10k from NASA by fixing the ISS. Your goal, as a contestant in this completion, is to define the angular position and velocity for each of the joints that connect the solar panels to the station for every point in a 92-minute orbit. Limitations on any solution include making sure the masts for each panel arenít in a shadow more than they need to be, making sure the cycle can be repeated each orbit, and making sure the most power is generated on board.

AMD are claiming former employees took secrets to NVIDIA. Chipmaker AMD is taking four former employees to court, one former vice-president and three former managers from the firm's Boxborough plant, who left the company to go and work for rival Nvidia last year. AMD believes that as they left the company, the four employees copied more than 100,000 confidential documents and trade secrets to take with them.

An electronic pill is helping firefighters. The pill can relay an individual's core temperature in real time, giving a better understanding of the body's vulnerability to heat stress to protect firefighters. Victoria's Country Fire Authority health and wellbeing officer Peter Langridge said the data gathered in a CFA trial had led to changes in firefighters' work patterns, including the length of time they are exposed to blazes.



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