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NCS 8/25/11

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If you’re tired of getting a bunch of spam mail, Google has some good news for you.  The company recently announced it plans to hire search quality associates to fight spam.  The employees will be based in the Dublin, Ireland office.

Attacks on Androids are way up according to cyber security company McAfee.  Android malware is reportedly up 76 percent over the last three months.  That spike has made it the most assaulted mobile operating system on earth during that period.

Something as simple as taking a walk could power up your cellphone.  Sounds strange right? However, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are hoping to make that statement a reality.  The researchers describe a new energy-harvesting technology that promises to dramatically reduce our dependence on batteries and instead capture the energy of human motion to power portable electronics.