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This SoundCloud App Plays Only Your Favorite Artists’ Favorite Songs

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This SoundCloud App Plays Only Your Favorite Artists' Favorite Songs

We've said it before and we'll say it again: SoundCloud is amazing . But many people, especially newcomers, complain that it can be hard to find the fist-pumping signal in the noise. A new SoundCloud recommendation engine called DiscoverTracks, however, makes it super simple.

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Attackers Install DDoS Bots On Amazon Cloud

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itwbennett (1594911) writes "Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in distributed search engine software Elasticsearch to install DDoS malware on Amazon and possibly other cloud servers. Last week security researchers from Kaspersky Lab found new variants of Mayday, a Trojan program for Linux that's used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The malware supports several DDoS techniques, including DNS amplification. One of the new Mayday variants was found running on compromised Amazon EC2 server instances, but this is not the only platform being misused, said Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner Friday in a blog post."

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Ask the Inventor of This Year’s Greatest Summer Fun Invention Anything

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Ask the Inventor of This Year's Greatest Summer Fun Invention Anything

Last week we told you about the Kickstarter campaign to fund a genius gadget that lets you fill 100 water balloons in one minute . It's perhaps the greatest summer fun time invention since, I dunno, the Super Soaker. We caught up with it's creator Josh Malone to find out more.

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Google’s Mapping Contest Draws Ire From Indian Government

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hypnosec writes with news that India's Central Bureau of Investigation has ordered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Google for violating Indian laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations in the country. As per the PE, registered on the basis of a complaint made by the Surveyor General of India's office to the Union Home Ministry, Google has been accused of organizing a mapping competition dubbed 'Mapathon' in February-March 2013 without taking prior permission from Survey of India, country's official mapping agency. The mapping competition required citizens to map their neighbourhoods, especially details related to hospitals and restaurants. The Survey of India (SoI), alarmed by the event, asked the company to share its event details. While going through the details the watchdog found that there were several coordinates having details of sensitive defence installations which are out of the public domain."

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Four Uses for Your Printer (Beyond Basic Paper)

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Four Uses for Your Printer (Beyond Basic Paper)

You can find a printer in almost every household that has a computer, but these machines are capable of printing on things beyond plain copy paper. Here are some of the best non-plain copy paper things you can do with your printer.

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