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AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Vigile (99919) writes AMD looks to continue addressing the mainstream PC enthusiast and gamer with a set of releases into two different component categories. First, today marks the launch of the Radeo [..] View

Apple Reveals the Most Common Reasons That It Rejects Apps

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 mrspoonsi writes One of the great mysteries of the App Store is why certain apps get rejected and why others don't. Apple has let a surprising number of ripoffs and clones through the store's iron gat [..] View

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 An anonymous reader writes A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Md. middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report — "taken in for an emergenc [..] View

Code.org Discloses Top Donors

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 theodp (442580) writes "Under the leadership of Code.org, explained the ACM, it joined CSTA, NCWIT, NSF, Microsoft and Google in an effort "to reshape the U.S. education system," includ [..] View

Interview: Ask Christopher "moot" Poole About 4chan and Social Media

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Having started 4chan when he was 15, Christopher Poole, better known as "moot", is indirectly responsible for almost every meme you've ever seen. The group "Anonymous" originated o [..] View

Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Following the blocking of Uber in Berlin, DE, the district court of Frankfurt/Main has issued a restraining order for Uber services all over Germany (German original). The d [..] View

Ask Slashdot: the State of Free Video Editing Tools?

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 New submitter Shadow99_1 writes I used to do a lot of video editing (a few years ago, at an earlier job) and at that time I used Adobe Premiere. Now a few years later I'm looking to start doing some v [..] View

NATO Set To Ratify Joint Defense For Cyberattacks

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: At the upcoming NATO meeting, according to the NY Times, the 28 member states are expected to ratify "a far-reaching change in the organization's mission of collective [..] View

SpaceX Challenges Blue Origin Patents Over Sea-Landing Rocket Tech

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 speedplane writes: Last week, Elon Musk's SpaceX fired two challenges (PDFs) at Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin over U.S. Patent 8,678,321, entitled "Sea landing of space launch vehicles and associated s [..] View

New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 nerdyalien writes: At some point, haven't all web developers spent an unjustifiable number of hours trying to optimize a desktop site for mobile devices? Responsive web design provides a solution: &qu [..] View

David Klann Talks About Using Open Source Software in Broadcast Radio (Video)

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 David Klann works with Driftless Radio, call letters WDRT, in Wisconsin. This is community radio, with no huge advertisers or morning shock jocks with names like Bobba the Fet Sponge. They use open so [..] View

Banks Report Credit Card Breach At Home Depot

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 criticalmass24 sends news that multiple banks are indicating Home Depot stores are the source of a new batch of stolen credit cards and debit cards that hit the black market today. "There are sig [..] View

Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 cold fjord writes Russian President has issued a stark indication of Russia's military capabilities: "I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations. This is a reali [..] View

You Got Your Windows In My Linux

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 snydeq writes: Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD, writes Deep End's Paul Venezia. "Although th [..] View

Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Mozilla today officially launched Firefox 32 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Additions include a new HTTP cache for improved performance, public key pinning support, [..] View

Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Rambo Tribble writes: In an apparent move to push those using older browsers to update, Google is reported to be serving outdated search pages to said browsers. The older pages lack features available [..] View

Eight Cores Shredding: AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Reviewed

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 It has been more than a year since AMD launched its last major update to the top end FX processor line -- the FX-9590. The company has been quiet in the face of Intel's high-end launches, but today A [..] View

Secret ‘Fake’ Cell Towers Found In The U.S. Could Be Eavesdropping On Android Calls

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Privacy is becoming quite the profitable enterprise for those who can offer it. That includes Les Goldsmith, Chief Executive Officer of ESD America, maker of the CryptoPhone 500. What's special about [..] View

Electronic Arts Gives Birth To "Emotionally Aware" Sims 4 For PC

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 There's a new Sims title in town, and it's unlike any previous version you've played before. The Sims 4, now available on PC, lets you create Sims that have their own personalities, and just as in re [..] View

AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU Review: Tonga Arrives

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Today, AMD is launching a new mainstream graphics card based on another fresh GPU, codenamed Tonga. Typically, when the big GPU manufacturers launch a new high-end product, they pare that GPU down to [..] View

Apple Unveils Top Reasons Why Your App Gets Bounced From The App Store

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Rejection is tough to deal with, but what's even worse is when you're clueless about the reason(s). It's true of dating, and up until now, it was also true of having a failed app submission to Apple' [..] View

Microsoft Lifts 2GB Limit, Adds Ability To Search For ‘Sensitive Data’ On OneDrive

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 There's a bit of an arms race going on in the cloud, with services like OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox continually adding new features and options. Last week it was Dropbox that made a major mov [..] View

Lowest Price Ever On HP ENVY 15t Touchscreen Laptops; Plus Hot Deals On Alienware Aurora Desktops, Dell Monitors And More

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Welcome back! We hope you all enjoyed the long holiday weekend. It’s time to kick off another week with a fresh batch of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all t [..] View

Netflix Clues Into The Fact That You Don’t Want To Share Everything You’ve Watched On Facebook

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 We're all pretty proud to admit that we've watched Citizen Kane or any other legendary classic, but those late-night cartoons and goofy sob stories? Not so much. Part of the digital economy is sharin [..] View

Activision Could Be No-Scoping For A Take-Two Takedown

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 When it comes to lucrative game franchises two of the most well-known ones happen to be Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. Activision publishes the CoD franchise while Take-Two Interactive is respons [..] View

The New Vista, Windows 8 Still Behind What Was Arguably Microsoft’s Worst OS Release Ever

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 It appears that there is still some life left in Window’s 8. Microsoft’s current operating system has been a disappointment for the company since its release. While the OS has see [..] View

Google Continues To Amp Android Wear, Bluetooth Streaming, GPS And Frequent Updates Promised

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Since the announcement of the Android Wear platform this past June, Google has said very little about what's in store for the future. As it stands today, we're anticipating the launch of three smartw [..] View

Home Depot HACKED: HD Suffers ‘Massive’ Data Breach Of Customer Credit Card Information

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 It's seemingly impossible to go any real length of time without learning of some security breach, but more often than not, the number of affected people is arguably minimal. Today, news is breaking o [..] View

ISIS Reported To ****** Second American

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has ******** Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American executed by the Islamic militant group, and posted a video of it on the Internet, the SITE Intelligence Group, [..] View

Hackers May Have Stolen Credit Data From Home Depot

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Home Depot may be the latest retailer to have suffered a massive credit card breach, the company confirmed on Tuesday, after a website reported that a large cache of stolen data had appeared on black [..] View

TBS Cancels Cee Lo Green's Reality Show

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 TBS' decision to cancel "The Good Life" comes as the former "The Voice" coach is mired in controversy following tweets over the weekend about the nature [..] View

Police Departments Keep Losing Their Surplus Pentagon Gear

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 One freezing day last December in the tiny town of Palestine, Ark., a young man climbed into the police department’s Humvee, turned it on, and drove off on a joy ride. View

Amnesty International: ISIS Carrying Out Ethnic Cleansing

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 The militant group Islamic State, which has seized large areas of northern Iraq in recent months, has "carried out ethnic cleansing on a historic scale," according to a report released on Tu [..] View

Antec EDGE 750W Power Supply Review

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Antec is easily a go-to brand for many computer hardware enthusiasts and Antec has not been resting on its reputation. Today is the debut of the Antec EDGE 750W. This PSU boasts full modularity, up [..] View

Apple & FBI Investigating Stolen Nude Celebrity Photos

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Normally we'd make fun of Apple for something like this but, at least in this case, we just want to say "Thanks!" It's believed that the images were stolen by exploiting a glitch in Appl [..] View

Windows 8 Gaining Market Share

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Slowly but surely, Windows 8 is gaining market share. For the month of August, Windows 8.1 eked out a 7.09 percent market share based on all the desktop OS traffic seen by Web tracker Net Appl [..] View

Antec EDGE 750W Power Supply

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Make sure you guys take a moment to check out our evaluation of the Antec EDGE 750W power supply today. Antec is easily a go-to brand for many computer hardware enthusiasts and Antec has not been [..] View

Official Destiny Planet View Trailer

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 I haven't spent much time exploring Destiny Planet View yet but the budget "street view with voiceovers" at least lets you check out the game environments on different planets. Those of you [..] View

YouTube Now Allows Fan Funding

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Google has now made it possible to tip your favorite YouTube content producers as long as you are running Chrome or the Android app. Fan Funding is a new way to make voluntary payments to support [..] View

Running AMD's FX-8370E On Linux

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 The alternative OS gurus over at Phoronix have put AMD's FX-8370E processor to the test running Linux. AMD today is rolling out three new FX-Series processors (the FX-8320E, FX-8370E, and FX-8370) [..] View

BBC Unveils New Computing And Coding Content For Kids

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 This is the kind of content we need for our children here in the states. BBC Children's and BBC Learning today announce a range of content across Bitesize, CBBC and CBeebies that will encourage ch [..] View

UK Government Warns Google, Microsoft & Yahoo Over Piracy

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 I would laugh at this but this guy sounds pretty damn serious. "We don't look at any other crimes and say 'It's such a big problem that it's not worth bothering with.' We wouldn't stand idly [..] View

Apple Officially Denies iCloud Breach

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 Apple has officially denied any iCloud breach occurred, instead blaming targeted attacks. I guess an iCloud exploit, the one used to access the accounts in the first place, can be considered "tar [..] View

CNN Technology Analyst Thinks 4chan Is A Person

1:01 am, September 3, 2014 How in the hell does a "Technology Analyst" for CNN not not know about 4chan? Ugh. This is painful to watch. Hilarious...but painful: Comments View

Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: A few days ago we talked over some of the difficulties faced by makers of autonomous car software, like dealing with weather, construction, and parking garages. Today, the [..] View

Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the diffi [..] View

Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 mdsolar writes with news about further delays to Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor. "Areva-Siemens, the consortium building Finland's biggest nuclear reactor, said on Monday the start date of [..] View

Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes with news of a study that suggests an engraving in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar was made by Neanderthals more than 39,000 years ago. Belying their reputation as the dumb cousi [..] View

Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports on a new study (abstract) showing that low-carb diets have better health benefits than low-fat diets in a test without calorie restrictions. "By t [..] View

Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 sfcrazy (1542989) writes, based on a report from Ted T'so, that Kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided [..] View

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