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The Mexican Drug Cartels' Involuntary IT Guy

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 sarahnaomi writes: It could have been any other morning. Felipe del Jesús Peréz García got dressed, said goodbye to his wife and kids, and drove off to work. It would [..] View

One Year Later, We're No Closer To Finding MtGox's Missing Millions

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 itwbennett writes: When Mt. Gox collapsed on Feb. 28, 2014, with liabilities of some ¥6.5 billion ($63.6 million), it said it was unable to account for some 850,000 bitcoins. Some 200,000 of t [..] View

Racial Discrimination Affects Virtual Reality Characters Too

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 vrml writes: You are looking for the exit of a building in a virtual reality experience when a virtual character gets stuck in a room and cries for your help. Could the color of the skin (black or whi [..] View

US Air Traffic Control System Is Riddled With Vulnerabilities

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 An anonymous reader writes: A recently released report (PDF) by the U.S. Government Accountability Office has revealed that despite some improvements, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still n [..] View

'The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress' Coming To the Big Screen

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 HughPickens.com writes: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Twentieth Century Fox recently picked up the movie rights to The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, based on the classic sci-fi book by Robert A. He [..] View

Demand For Linux Skills Rising This Year

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Nerval's Lobster writes This year is shaping up as a really good one for Linux, at least on the jobs front. According to a new report (PDF) from The Linux Foundation and Dice, nearly all surveyed hiri [..] View

Microsoft Convinced That Windows 10 Will Be Its Smartphone Breakthrough

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 jfruh (300774) writes "At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, handset manufacturers are making all the right noises about support for Windows 10, which will run on both ARM- and Intel-based p [..] View

New Zealand Spied On Nearly Two Dozen Pacific Countries

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 An anonymous reader writes New documents from Edward Snowden indicate New Zealand undertook "full take" interception of communications from Pacific nations and forwarded the data to the NSA. [..] View

Drones Underwater, Drones on Wheels (Video)

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems seems to be primarily in the business of selling aerial 'copter drones ranging in price from sub-$100 up into $1000s. But there they were at the 2015 CES (Consumer Elec [..] View

<em>Star Trek</em> Fans Told To Stop "Spocking" Canadian $5 Bill

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 bellwould writes The Toronto Sun is reporting that Bank of Canada executives are urging Star Trek fans to stop altering Wilfred Laurier's face on the Canadian $5 bill to look like Spock. Although not [..] View

SpaceX's Challenge Against Blue Origins' Patent Fails To Take Off

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 speedplane writes As was previously discussed on Slashdot, back in September SpaceX challenged a patent owned by Blue Origin. The technology concerned landing rockets at sea. Yesterday, the judges in [..] View

New Wolfenstein Game Announced: The Old Blood

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 jones_supa writes Last year, Wolfenstein: The New Order was well received, and showed that old school shooters still can do extremely well in the current market and actually be a lot of fun. Now, Beth [..] View

Paul Allen Helps Find Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Musashi Off Philippines

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 mpicpp writes with news about the discovery of a sunken Japanese battleship by Paul Allen and a team of researchers. Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found [..] View

White House Threatens Veto Over EPA "Secret Science" Bills

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 sciencehabit writes The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as this week to approve two controversial, Republican-backed bills that would change how the U.S. Environmental Protection Age [..] View

Massive Exoplanet Evolved In Extreme 4-Star System

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 astroengine writes "For only the second time, an exoplanet living with an expansive family of four stars has been revealed. The exoplanet, which is a huge gaseous world 10 times the mass of Jupit [..] View

NVIDIA Unveils Tegra X1 Powered SHIELD Console And Yes, It Runs Crysis 3

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 NVIDIA just wrapped up an event in San Francisco, where the Game Developers Conference (GDC) is currently underway. The company unveiled a new Android TV streamer, game console, and supercomputer as [..] View

Former Red Sox Pitcher Curt Schilling Exacts Digital Revenge On Daughter's Twitter Harassers

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 By his own admission, there are several groups that have cause to hate on Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox picture who played on an injured and bloody ankle to beat the New York Yankees in Game 6 o [..] View

AMC Comes To Dish Network’s $20 'Cord Cutter' Sling TV Service

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Cord cutters rejoice! AMC is now available on Dish Network’s $20 per month Sling TV service. That means that you’ll be able to catch new episodes of hit shows like Better Call Sau [..] View

Sony PlayStation 4 Sales Surpass 20 Million Units

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Sony has found another reason to sing praise for its PlayStation 4 console, this time in celebration of surpassing 20.2 million cumulative console sales through March 1, 2015. The latest sales figure [..] View

Apple And Android Users Susceptible To Clinton-Era 'FREAK' Security Exploit

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 An old software flaw is giving Apple and Google new headaches. Browsers on some Android and iOS devices are susceptible to the “Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys” exploit known [..] View

Google Will Reportedly Bring Android Wear Support To iOS

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Android and iOS are natural born enemies, but sometimes good business trumps rivalries, like the one between Google and Apple. Not to be downplay [..] View

SanDisk Enters Storage Array Market With InfiniFlash Series, Boasts Up To 512TB Capacity

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Can big data companies really budget for an all-flash memory storage scheme? SanDisk is hoping to make it possible with its new InfiniFlash storage system that delivers massive capacity, extreme perf [..] View

Google’s Controversial Waze App Gains Ability To Display Nearby AMBER Alerts

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Traffic-crowdsourcing app Waze, which describes itself as being about “contributing to the common good out there on the road,” has a new feature that certainly meshes with its goa [..] View

Verizon Wireless Pushes OTA Lollipop Update For HTC One M8

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 The recently announced HTC One M9 may be the “new hotness” with its 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and upgraded cameras, but there are still millions of custome [..] View

Apple Considers Settlement Following Poaching Lawsuit Brought By Battery Maker A123 Systems

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 If you can't beat 'em, and you don't want to join 'em, then what can you do? Settle, of course! Apple is currently in discussions with electric car battery maker A123 Systems on a settlement over a l [..] View

Limited-Time Low Prices on Epson Wireless Printers, Sony Action Cameras & More

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on the Epson Expression Home XP-410 AIO printer, an HP OMEN 15 [..] View

NVIDIA Announces Flagship GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB GPU At GDC 2015

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 During one of EPIC’s “State Of Unreal Engine” briefing session out at the Game Developer’s Conference, Tim Sweeny talked about the need for more powerful GPU t [..] View

EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC Gains 4GB Of GDDR5 Memory

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 In case the brouhaha surrounding the 4GB framebuffer on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 wasn't a strong enough indication, a lot of gamers want a full fast 4GB on their GPUs. Even those opting for more mode [..] View

After Years Of Negligence, US Air Traffic Control System Is Highly Vulnerable To Cyberattacks

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 With all the talk about security and encryption on devices that are personal to us like smartphones and tablets, we’d like to think that computer systems that help to control and monitor ke [..] View

HTC Is Giving Away Five One M9 Smartphones In US-Only Contest

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 HTC’s recently unveiled One M9 will be one of the most sought after flagship smartphones this year. While it arguably doesn’t have the design panache of a device like the Samsung [..] View

MAINGEAR's DRIFT Ultra-Compact Gaming PC Promises To Be Ultimate Steam Box

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 "Steamboxes" are a dime a dozen, but MAINGEAR has done well to craft some of the most exquisite, jaw-dropping options. In fact, where its new DRIFT is concerned, the company says that it's [..] View

Solicitor General Will Try, Again, To Keep Health Care Law Alive

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Three years ago this month, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. stood before the Supreme Court to defend President Obama’s health care law against a constitutional challenge that threat [..] View

Opening Statements Due In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal ** [..] View

Clinton Ran Her Own Homebrew Server For Official Emails

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — trace [..] View

U.S. Companies Are Stashing $2.1 Trillion Overseas To Avoid Taxes

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Eight of the biggest U.S. technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corporations in other industries felt pressure to brin [..] View

Updates From The First Day Of The Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had “****** in his heart” when he placed a backpack containing a bomb in the crowd near a row of children at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013, [..] View

Liam Hemsworth And Jeff Goldblum Officially Confirmed For 'Independence Day 2'

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Director Roland Emmerich has revealed on Twitter that Jeff Goldblum will officially be returning for Independence Day 2. Additionally, Liam Hemsworth has been added to the summer blockbuster sequel&am [..] View

Justice Department Clears Darren Wilson In Ferguson PD Civil Rights Probe

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 The Justice Department on Wednesday released a report explaining why it will not pursue federal civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer, who shot and ****** Michael Brown, [..] View

Russia Accuses U.S. Of Plot To Oust Putin Via Opposition Aid

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Russia’s Security Council accused the U.S. of plotting to oust President Vladimir Putin by financing the opposition and encouraging mass demonstrations, less than a week after a protest lead [..] View

Instead of Tackling Its **** Problem, India Just Banned a Documentary About It

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 The BBC documentary, titled "India's Daughter," features an interview with one of the six men accused of the crime, in which he repeatedly blames the victim for fighting back while [..] View

Pakistani Man Guilty In Al-Qaida Plot To Attack NYC Subway

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 A Pakistani man was found guilty Wednesday in a failed al-Qaida bomb plot after a New York trial that featured spies in disguise, evidence from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound and the defendant [..] View

Old Security Flaw Leaves Apple And Android Users Vulnerable

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 How does stuff like this happen? Seriously, a security flaw from the 1990s? A team of cryptographers have discovered that a security flaw from way back in the '90s still leaves users today vulne [..] View

Should Journalists Expose Trolls?

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 That Troll Hunters show seems pretty damn popular overseas. I think it would be interesting to see a US version. So while it's easy to disregard Troll Hunters as nothing more than a ratings ploy, [..] View

Apple Watch Wins Prestigious Design Award

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 How does a product win a "prestigious design award" before it even comes out? The upcoming smartwatch has been lauded by winning gold in the 2015 iF Design Awards. Given out every year s [..] View

NVIDIA Unveils The Titan X At GDC 2015

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 It looks like NVIDIA had another trick up its sleeved for GDC 2015. During Tim Sweeney's State of Unreal talk this morning, Jen-Hsun Huang strolled onto the stage with a Titan X claiming it is the &qu [..] View

HyperX Releases FURY DDR4 Memory

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 HyperX®, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX FURY DDR4 memory. HyperX FURY DDR4 is the first product line to offer automatic overclocking via plug-and-play [..] View

Latest PhysX Source Code Now Available For Free

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 NVIDIA, in an attempt to accelerate the adoption of PhysX, is now giving away its PhysX source code for free on GitHub. NVIDIA today put more than a decade of research, development and investment i [..] View

Microsoft HoloLens Designer ****** In Hit-And-Run Accident

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 Well this is very sad news. Malsch, who was seen running away from the scene, was captured by Redmond police who used a dog to track him. He faces vehicular homicide and felony hit and run charg [..] View

US Files For Default Judgment On Dotcom's Cash And Cars

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 It looks like our government has once again turned up the heat on Dotcom. After a U.S. court ruled that Kim Dotcom is not entitled to contest the forfeiture of his assets because he is a "fug [..] View

Goodyear Concept Tire Charges Electric Cars On The Go

1:01 am, March 5, 2015 You know, the idea behind these new concept tires from Goodyear is pure genius, assuming they actually work. The first concept – named "BHO3" – offers the possibility [..] View

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