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Boffins FREEZE PHONES to crack Android on-device crypto

Computer scientists at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (FAU) have demonstrated that it is possible for unauthorized parties to recover data from encrypted Android smartphones using cold boot attacks. And when they say cold, they mean it – below 10°C, to be precise.
Neil McAllister, 16 Feb 2013
The Register breaking news

Study: Packing heat increases odds of being shot in assault

The US gun-control debate may have both sides shooting their mouths off, gunning for each other, going off half-cocked, and [insert tiresome idiom here], but a group of biostatisticians and epidemiologists decided to cut through the cant and apply rigorous research to one critical question: does carrying a gun increase your safety?
Rik Myslewski, 16 Feb 2013
The Register breaking news

Google to open flagship retail stores by end of 2013

Apple and Microsoft both have their own, dedicated retail stores. Can Google be far behind? If the rumors are true, the answer is "not at all," with the first Google stores due to open by the end of this year.
Neil McAllister, 16 Feb 2013
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Heroku cops to poor tech performance for last THREE YEARS

Heroku has admitted that apps running on its Bamboo tech stack have been exposed to shoddy performance for the past three years.
Jack Clark, 16 Feb 2013
Itokawa asteroid

The universe speaks: 'It's time to get off your rock!'

Comment The twin visitations from our solar system on Friday – one expected and one not – are yet another signal that mankind really needs to get out and about a bit more if we are to survive as a long-term species.
Iain Thomson, 16 Feb 2013