Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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Wolfram_Alpha-Blog

Wolfram Alpha has a new feature that lets you analyze your personal life, using data from Facebook. It generates over 60 reports, and includes personal data and data from social circles as well.

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It was seen that voice networks clogged up under high volume of calls during the Tsunami last year. However, Twitter and other social networks survived their surge in usage.

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This is the second time Kim Dotcom has been intimidated by police authorities, and this time, his Megaupload venture has been shut down as well. Kim Dotcom is very upset, and he has embarked upon a journey to take revenge.

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Java

The exploit has been successful in installing a variant of the Poison Ivy trojan. It is originating from servers in China and Oracle has not yet treleased any statement on fixing the exploit.

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Craigslist is testing its housing listing with maps from OpenStreetMaps at San Francisco, Oregon and Portland. The map view shows a simple map with a marker at the supposed house location.

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VMware was a primary competitor to OpenStack that had not jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon already. VMware’s server virtualization is state of the art, and already powers numerous infrastructures.

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PayPal has recently announced another deal with Discover, which does not restrict it to a few merchant establishments anymore.

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The campaign has already seen generous donations from Joseph Sikorski who is making a movie on Tesla’s life, and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has promised a big enough donation to get featured on The Oatmeal.

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The Indian Government has already blocked over 400 websites, and restricted bulk SMS facilities, as measures of control. In the midst of all these ballyhoo, the Government has also blocked several PMO parody accounts.

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Bitcoin

Recently, the co-founder and CEO of BitInstant, Charlie Shrem announced on their IRC channel that they have plans to release Credit Cards and Debit Cards based on the Bitcoin economy.

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Just two days ago, PayPal acquired Cad.io, which was another player in the mobile payment segment. However, it made a giant leap in its tests with offline payments, when it tied up with McDonald’s outlets in France.

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Confusion started a few days ago, when HP circulated an internal memo talking about another mobile division inside its company, the only difference being that this one will deal with hardware instead.

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It all started after Matthew Inman at The Oatmeal wrote a piece on Tesla Museum. Tesla Museum was part of ambitious project, in which a non-profit organization (Tesla Science Center) wanted to build a museum on the exact spot of Wardenclyffe, thereby protecting this historic landmark from the current danger of being replaced with a retail establishment.

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The Ecuadorian Government has not made any statement yet, but it will announce its decision on Assange’s refuge plea at 10 PM AEST today. In the meanwhile, WikiLeaks came out with a report stating that the UK Government is threatening Ecuador to forcefully enter its embassy and arrest Assange.

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Intel and ARM are fighting on multiple fronts, and this is just another battle in the ongoing war. According to a benchmark carried out by Calxeda, ARM’s Cortex A9 based ECX-1000 servers could outdo Intel’s Xeon processors in performance, and Intel responded with its own results.

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