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Big, street-legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe can be your ride

Enlarge Image Finally, a Cozy Coupe sized for adults. Attitude Autos In late 2013, your childhood memories got super-sized when UK custom auto shop Attitude Autos created a large, street-legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe. A Cozy Coupe is the iconic red toy car that can still be spotted sitting in driveways everywhere at homes with little kids. It was many a person's first pedal-powered vehicle. The adult-sized Cozy Coupe is now available for a lucky buyer to take home. It's currently up for auction on eBay with a roughly $33,240 (£21,500, AU$45,722) price tag. Attitude Autos is selling its eye-catching creation for a set price, but it's willing to entertain offers if you want to try your luck at getting a better deal. The Cozy Coupe started life as a 2000 Daewoo Matiz, a subcompact hatchback. It's had only 5,000 miles (8,047 kilometers) of road use during its life as the Tiny Tikes replica. It spent most of its time toodling around the UK visiting car shows and charity events. Attitude Autos notes it is "guaranteed to create smiles wherever it goes." Attitude Autos will arrange to ship the car for the actual shipping price without extra fees, but potential American buyers should keep in mind that the car has right-hand drive. The original plastic Cozy Coupes have what you might describe as "center drive." That's one advantage of the big car: you can fit two people into it. The Cozy Coupe has other specs that make it superior to the plastic version. Most notably, it can hit 70 mph (113 kph). It doesn't have a windscreen, though, so you'll need to wear a helmet to keep the bugs out of your face.

First ‘Star Wars’ Imax poster revealed, and it’s a beauty

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Thales Group Acquires Vormetric for Data-Centric Security IP

Data-centric security is about securing the data first, rather than applications, storage or networking. Thales Group, a longtime securer of virtualized systems and a provider of data protection to the financial services, manufacturing, government and technology sectors, revealed Oct. 19 that it will acquire data-centric protection firm Vormetric for $400 million. Data-centric security defines a trend in IT in which the primary function is the management and manipulation of data itself, rather than security focused primarily on the application, networking or storage. This type of security follows the data item or store around wherever it travels—on-premises or off. With the advent of virtualized IT systems, the worldwide explosion in the use of cloud and managed services, and the increasing usage of data storage and big data analytics inside clouds, data is often separated in so-called "chunks" for security purposes and spread in various locations. Later, when the entire file is needed, systems reassemble these chunks—usually with a just-in-time methodology. All this movement has made security a central problem, and data-centric security—centered around government-level encryption—has come to the rescue as the only way to handle all this travel in a reliable fashion. Fills Some Gaps The acquisition of Vormetric, which will be integrated into the Thales e-Security subsidiary after the deal closes, brings Thales (pronounced "TALL-iss") a range of proprietary data-centric security technologies that it had lacked. Fourteen-year-old Vormetric, based in San Jose, Calif., provides products that are able to be deployed individually while also being centrally managed, including file-level encryption, application-layer encryption, tokenization, cloud encryption gateway, integrated key management, and security intelligence logging. This dovetails with Thales's long-term approach to security, company President Cindy Provin said. "The combination of our two organizations will provide comprehensive data protection solutions to the enterprise enabling data-centric security on premise, in the cloud and across all applications, including big data," Provin said. "This acquisition delivers a strong foundation of security application technology that enables us to evolve our trust management strategy and offer our customers the world's leading data security solutions.” Need for Data-Centric Security Will Continue to Grow Alan Kessler, President and CEO of Vormetric, said the current cyber-security environment calls for extensive growth of data protection services. "Our shared vision is one of seamless data-centric protection across the enterprise," Kessler said. Vormetric has a workforce of 200 employees and counts about 1,500 enterprises, including 17 of the U.S. largest 30 companies, to protect their sensitive data from both internal and external threats. The company's scalable Vormetric Data Security Platform protects any file, any database and any application's data—anywhere it resides—with a high-performance, market-leading solution set. The company revenues are on pace to reach $75 million for the current fiscal year. France-based Thales Group is among the world's market leaders in hardware security modules (HSMs), which protect numerous critical networks and the data of 19 of the 20 largest banks in the world, the company said.

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