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Barely a fortnight after Apple unleashed iTunes 11 into the wild, the software’s first notable update is making its way into OS X’s Software Update. While only bumping it to v11.0.1, the refresh adds the ability to easily weed out duplicate items in one’s iTunes library — a feature that was mysteriously removed in the original move from iTunes 10 to iTunes 11. We’re also told that it solves an issue where “purchases in iCloud may not appear in one’s library if iTunes Match is turned on,” makes the program as a whole more responsive when sifting through a vast music library, and solves a quirk where the AirPlay button may not “appear as expected.” For those eager enough, a simple refresh of Software Update should have you on your way to a little newness.
Source: Apple Support
Tracing bacterial genomes revealed the surprising way that an infection spread throughout a hospital.
Between June and December of last year, 17 patients at the Clinical Center of the U.S. National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, came down with a bloodstream infection; six of them died. Doctors knew that a patient had arrived with Klebsiella pneumoniae in June, but it wasn’t clear how the bacterium, a common culprit in hospital-acquired infections, was passed around, or whether several different patients had simply brought it in with them.
Living in Brooklyn, NY (the place where package deliveries go to die), I know better than anyone the struggle of missing a package, tracking it down, and then traveling however long it takes to recover said package. It’s so much of a pain, in fact, that I often give up the second I see that “Sorry we missed you” sticker.
But a company fresh out of Y Combinator‘s Summer 2012 class is ready to disrupt this mayhem with a clever little box, a BufferBox. It’s a bit like Amazon Locker, where you have all your Amazon packages shipped to a relatively convenient location instead of missing them. However, BufferBox works with all of your packages (UPS, FedEx, USPS, and Amazon).
Can Google save the world?
Among the headlines trumpeting Google’s new TED-style project, my favorite has to be this one, courtesy of DiscoveryNews: “Google’s ‘Solve for X’ Wants to End World Problems.” Ending world problems: sounds nice, doesn’t it? And not at all ambitious.
Verizon on Thursday said its third 4G network problem this month was resolved over night.
The problem of indexing video news content has been solved by computer scientists at an innovative French search engine
Video search is one of the most difficult challenges facing search engines. Given a particular query, the task is to select from all stored videos the ones that the searcher most wants to see.
An anonymous reader writes with this note about the winner of an annual Micromouse Robot Competition, writing
“The current champion is one Ng Bent Kiat, who works at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic focusing on embedded systems and robotics. His skill and knowledge in the field of robotics shows in his winning mouse robot called the Min7. Min7 is the first 4-wheeled robot Ng has created. It weighs just 90 grams and measures 10 x 7.5 x 2.5cm. It has a straight line speed of 3.5m/s and uses a 20MHz Hitachi 2633R processor for a brain. The Micromouse Robot Competition is a two-stage process. The robots first enter the maze and have a chance to map it out. They then get a second timed run where the object is to solve the maze as quickly as possible. Min7 managed to navigate the maze in just 3.921 seconds.”
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have invented an interesting process that might be applied to manufacturing of packing materials and other uses in the future. Anyone that has ever taken an IQ or achievement test will recognize the open pattern and having to figure out what the closed pattern will look like should recognize [...]
Home entertainment setup? Internet problems? Looking to get more out of your iPhone? You’ve got the tech questions, the Geek Squad has tech answers.
An anonymous reader writes “The days of dealing with very reflective glass panels may soon be behind us. Nippon Electric Glass has used the FPD International 2011 conference in Japan this week to show off its new ‘invisible glass’ panel. What NEG has done is added anti-reflection films to both the front and back of the glass that are only nanometers thick. Look at a typical sheet of glass and you will see about 8% of the light reflected off of it. With NEG’s anti-reflection film in place, that is reduced to just 0.5%.”
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