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Mac_Book_proPhil Schiller took to the WWDC stage today to announce Apple’s new hardware. After breezing through updates to the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

Schiller proudly proclaimed that this is the most beautiful computer they have ever made. It’s thinner than my finger he said. It’s about as thin as the Air, weighs only 4lbs and packs a retina display. Plus, even though it uses a quad-core Intel Core i7, Apple promises fantastic battery life.

mountain-lionSan Francisco: Apple has introduced OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth generation of the operating system for its Macintosh computers with more than 200 new features.

Apple executives highlighted some of the new features at the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, reported Xinhua.
In the new platform, Apple replaces iChat with the new Messages app, which is similar to iMessage in Apple's mobile platform. It enables users to send messages to anyone with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or another Mac computer.

Analysis: "Strong" isn't a detailed password-rating; go for a quintillions possible combos, add a symbol.

Security breaches of mind-numbing size like those at LinkedIn and eHarmony.com set crypto- and security geeks to chattering about weak passwords and lazy users and the importance of non-alphanumeric characters to security.

And insisting on a particular number of characters in a password is just pointless security-fetish control freakishness, right?

Telecom giant Nokia is evidently going through a bad patch, especially with its shares hitting their all time low. This is leading to speculations that the Finnish handset maker may be acquired by Microsoft. Nokia, which used to be the top companies in the mobile telecom equipment saw its share price drop down to 2.20 euros lately.

apple-facebookWhen CEO Tim Cook kept saying “stay tuned” at D10about new Apple collaborations with Facebook, he may have meant it literally. Soon you could be tuning into Facebook on Apple TV, or seeing your iTunes or iPod activity auto-shared to Facebook. Boosted revenue, better ad targeting, and trouble for mutual enemy Google are all potential benefits.

While there are plenty of smaller ways Facebook and Apple could intertwine, here’s a  look at two big developments that could grow from deeper ties between 1 Infinite Loop and 1 Hacker Way.

gladwellBest-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, no stranger to provocative opinions, is at it again.

During a recent interview in Toronto, Gladwell said that people a half-century from now will revere Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates but will have no clear memory of his longtime tech rival, Apple chief Steve Jobs.

ipv6_logo1A new standard which will allow the creation of trillions of new internet addresses has been enabled. The new system is necessary to prevent the internet running out of available addresses for new devices.

Experts said users should not notice any difference in their web use, and new devices should be using the new system as standard.

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Two students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have managed to develop a banana piano.

Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum, both 32, were looking for a way of turning everyday objects into touchpads.

Marking a significant milestone in its publishing history, Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) decided that now it is publishing its entire print edition online (as of 8th June), it would celebrate by printing its entire front page in binary code. Save for the date, the publishing number, price, the newspaper’s website link...

kenya_flag_shoes-Kenya’s Anthony Mutua, 24, has developed an ultra-thin chip of crystals that can charge mobile phones when placed in shoe soles. The technology can generate electricity when put under pressure.

The technology, which generates electricity once stepped on when the user walks, Mutua says, harvests the energy in two ways. It charges the phone when the wearer is in motion through a thin extension cable that runs from the shoe to the pocket. The shoe can also charge phones immediately after a walk, since the crystals have the capacity to store electric energy.