Noooooooooo! say it isn;t so, no more Technics Turntables!

After selling millions of awesome benchmark turntables under the Technics brand, Panasonic have decided to stop manufacturing the most excellent turntable to grace our lives.

Since the 70’s the Technics Turntables has been the staple of all a DJ’s and nightclubs diet (for real vinyl DJ’s that is!). But alas we now must say farewell to this most loved best friend of ours. R.I.P the SL1200 😦

End Of An Era: Panasonic Kills Off Technics Turntables | Gizmodo Australia.

In Russia, Spam sends you! 20% of spam has now stopped?!

In russia spam does you!

“Moscow police authorities said Mr. Gusev, 31, was a central figure in the operations of SpamIt.com, which paid spammers to promote online pharmacies, sometimes quite lewdly. SpamIt.com suddenly stopped operating on Sept. 27. With less financial incentive to send their junk mail, spammers curtailed their activity by an estimated 50 billion messages a day.”

via How Russia Stopped One-Fifth Of The World’s Spam | Gizmodo Australia.

Is there an anti fat pill?

For a long time humans have been looking for a simple fix for getting fat, well now it may be closer with this article in New Science.

“Could it be possible to prevent our brains from responding so strongly to the sight of tantalising treats? The answer is yes, according to new research which suggests that some anti-obesity drugs work by dulling this brain response to the sight of appetising, high-calorie food.”

via Anti-obesity drug dulls brain response to ‘food porn’ – health – 26 October 2010 – New Scientist.

Google was sniffing WiFi information but they didn;t look at it and it’s ok???

I recently posted an article about Google’s audit discovering that they had inadvertantly captured data off WiFi connection such as internet and email addresses. In an article from Wired.com today it has been announced that the Fed’s have let Google off with a warning…

“the Federal Trade Commission told the search giant it was closing its investigation (.pdf) without assessing any penalties. It noted: “Google has recently announced improvements to its internal processes to address some of the concerns raised above, including appointing a director of privacy for engineering and product management, adding core privacy training for key employees, and incorporating a formal privacy review process into the design phases of new initiatives.””

via Feds Let Google Off With Warning for Wi-Fi–Sniffing Cars | Threat Level | Wired.com.

Monkey Fossils Suggest Primates Came Out of Asia, Not Africa | Wired Science | Wired.com

“The discovery of four ancient, lemur-like creatures in what is now Libya suggests the human family tree’s taproot is in the Middle East, not Africa.”

Is the new claim in this article from Wired.com.

via Monkey Fossils Suggest Primates Came Out of Asia, Not Africa | Wired Science | Wired.com.

New Super Nanospheres could make stronger armour than Kevlar

A new protein treated witha special protective layer could be used to print uniforms and/or armour to provide a meterial stonger than Kevlar.

The story from popsi below continues…

“Developed by researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and Tel Aviv University, the nanospheres are similar to the beta-amyloid proteins that make up the plaques found in the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. But the new nanospheres are reinforced with an additional protective layer that makes them really, really strong.”

via New Nanospheres are the Stiffest Biological Materials Ever Created, Surpassing Kevlar.