Archive for November 2011

Leather football helmets as safe as modern helmets during routine play

Leather football helmets as safe as modern helmets during routine play
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic measured 11 top-of-the-line football helmets against their leatherhead counterparts of the 20th century and found that leather helmets offered protection on par with and in some cases ahead of modern helmets. Researchers conducted impact tests, crashing helmets together, at the severity level of 95 percent of hits at the prep and collegiate... Read more »

Are you okay with the CIA following you on Twitter and Facebook?

Are you okay with the CIA following you on Twitter and Facebook?
“In an anonymous industrial park in Virginia, in an unassuming brick building, the CIA is following tweets — up to 5 million a day.” The Central Intelligence Agency’s Open Source Center scours Twitter, Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms, and nearly anything people can freely contribute to according to a report from the Associated... Read more »

Apple admits iOS 5 battery problems

Apple admits iOS 5 battery problems
The LA Times reports that Apple is admitting that iOS 5 has battery problems, something users have been grumbling about. The Times reports that Apple emailed two tech sites telling them, “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices… We have found a few bugs that are affecting battery... Read more »
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