University of Vienna researchers quantum leap into the cloud, ensure privacy for distributed computing

Afraid of the cloud? You're not alone, as rising concerns surrounding the security of distributed computing have led University of Vienna researchers to seek out quantum mechanics as a privacy fix. The team's findings, soon to be published in the journal Science, prove that an end user's data can remain encrypted throughout its journey to and from remote servers, essentially rendering the quantum computer's calculations as "blind." So, how exactly does this evasive entanglement work? Qubits (or quantum bits) containing the pertinent information are transmitted to a central facility where they're processed according to a specific set of measurements, leaving the resultant computations readable only by the original user. Not obtuse enough for you? Then check out the source below for a more detailed walkthrough.

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Donations pouring in to help cover Burke’s medical bill – Salt Lake Tribune


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By Bill Oram An online fund-raising campaign to help pay the steep medical bills of freestyle skier Sarah Burke, who died Thursday at University Hospital, has apparently been successful. The website set up to handle donations ...
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WRUP: So tired, dawg

Why is so much happening in January?! Two thirds of the way through the month and we've had SOPA, PIPA, Microsoft security concerns, new game announcements, delays and release dates. Time to find a big, fuzzy blanket and alternate this weekend away between naps and games.

What's everyone playing?

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The same as it ever was: Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD screens and partial level list

Look, we're not going to sit here and pretend the Pro Skater series wasn't as much of a staple of our adolescence as everyone else's. We loved poppin' sweet kicks in 1999 and we expect to love it just as much 13 years later with Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD; especially after looking at these spot-on reproductions of the Warehouse and School 2.

Besides the Warehouse and School 2, the Mall, Phoenix, Hangar, Marseilles and Venice have also been confirmed for the remake. But honestly, we'd rather Robomodo focus on getting this soundtrack situation sorted out before they move on to paltry trivialities like "levels" or "characters" or "physics" or "skateboards."

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SF 49ers’ Davis will party on – New York Daily News


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San Francisc's tight end Vernon Davis might be casual now but bet he will be dressed to the Niners at his win-or-lose party after Sunday's big game with Giants. The San Francisco 49ers may not beat the Giants in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, ...
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Eye-Fi CEO slams SD Association’s eerily similar Wireless SD card standard, says his IP is being violated

Yuval Koren is not pleased. For those unaware, he's the CEO of Eye-Fi, the company that has practically written the rules on embedding WiFi into SD cards. If you blinked last week, you probably missed the SD Association's announcement that it had created a new Wireless LAN SD standard that would effectively give just about anyone the ability to add Eye-Fi abilities to their SD cards. As it turns out, Eye-Fi's none too pleased about it, and Koren has gone so far as to publicly admit that the standard is seriously infringing upon highly valuable Eye-Fi technology. To quote: "As [the SDA's standard is] currently written, essential Eye-Fi patented technology would be violated by anyone implementing this draft specification." Bold.

He goes on to explain that his company has invested "tens of millions of dollars and several years to create unique technology that lets people wirelessly transfer photos and videos directly from their camera and mobile devices," and calls the SDA protocol "flat out misrepresentation." He's effectively calling for the SD Association to either pony up and license Eye-Fi's tech, or scrap the "standard" and rewrite it using something else altogether. The full letter is posted up after the break, with absolutely no elation to be found.

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Capitals-Hurricanes Game Review – USA TODAY


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Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Cam Ward made 22 saves to record his second shutout of the season and 18th of his career as the Carolina Hurricanes blanked the Washington Capitals, 3-0, in a Southeast Division battle at RBC Center. ...
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FCC Fridays: January 20, 2012

We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't possibly (want to) cover all the stuff that goes down there, we've gathered up an exhaustive listing of every phone and / or tablet getting the stamp of approval over the last week. Enjoy!

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With Pollutants a Peril, Italian Rescuers Again Suspend Cruise Ship Operations – New York Times


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GIGLIO, Italy — Rescue crews at the Costa Concordia shipwreck deployed undersea robots on Friday to determine new ways to secure the partly submerged 950-foot hull after it shifted for the third time in a week. That movement forced another suspension ...
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