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Meet Google's Tool for Jettisoning Android Malware, Dubbed "Bouncer"

If you're an Android user, you've no doubt seen the daunting recent reports about spikes in malware found in applications on Android Market. For example, late last year Juniper Networks reported a 472 percent increase in Android malware samples seen since July 2011.

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Linux 3.3 Will Let You Boot Into Android: Greg-KH

The 3.3 kernel release will let you boot an Android userspace with no modifications, but not very good power management. The 3.4 kernel release will hopefully have the power management hooks that Android needs in it, along with a few other minor missing infrastructure pieces that didn't make it into...

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Openmoko Smartphone Reborn as Hackable GTA04

German manufacturer Golden Delicious has begun shipping a hackable open source smartphone that runs a variety of Linux software, including a newly optimized Openmoko distro. The Openmoko GTA04 is available as a finished phone or as a board that slips into earlier Openmoko Neo Freerunner GTA01 and GTA02 cases, providing...

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Facebook's Oregon Data Center Uses As Much Power As The Entire County [Factoid]

Data centers are power-hungry, and Facebook's Oregon center in Crook County is no exception, using 28MW. While that's fairly standard, it has doubled the power use of the county.

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Rockbox's Developers Weigh In On Open Source Digital Music Innovation

The world of digital music is now dominated by lots of useful proprietary tools--with Apple's ruling the roost--but there are also many free open source tools and applications worth looking into. Of these, Rockbox, an open source firmware replacement for MP3 players from manufacturers ranging from Archos to iRiver to Apple, is easily one of the most popular. Lisa originally covered Rockbox in this post, and we covered it again here. Now, in an interview, several of Rockbox's developers are weighing in on its benefits, its user base and its future.  Rockbox has been around for over a decade, and especially if you have an older MP3 player that you would like to add functionality to, it can greatly improve your digital music experience. It's essentially like having...

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