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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 schwit1 writes Speaking off the record, senior intelligence officials have told the New York Times, CNN, and other news agencies that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the hack of Sony [..] View

Councilmen Introduce Bills Strongly Regulating UAV Use in NYC

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 SternisheFan passes on this excerpt from an Ars Technica article: On Wednesday Councilman Dan Garodnick introduced a bill to the New York City council seeking to ban all use of drones except those ope [..] View

Who's To Blame For Rules That Block Tesla Sales In Most US States?

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 cartechboy writes The common assumption among Tesla fans seems to be that state auto-dealer lobbyists are working with Republican legislators to enact laws banning direct sales of Tesla's electric car [..] View

To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 will_die writes Because of recent currency devaluation Steam has now added region locking for games sold in Russia and CIS. Brazil and local area and Indonesia and local area are also being locked. If [..] View

Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 rossgneumann writes North Korea may really be behind the Sony hack, but we're still acting like idiots. Peter W. Singer, one of the nations foremost experts on cybersecurity, says Sony's reaction has [..] View

Hackers Compromise ICANN, Access Zone File Data System

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Trailrunner7 writes with this news from ThreatPost: Unknown hackers were able to compromise vital systems belonging to ICANN, the organization that manages the global top-level domain system, and had [..] View

Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 In June of 1962, three prisoners escaped the penitentary on Alcatraz, in an elaborate plot that was dramatized in a Clint Eastwood movie. A question that has long puzzled the public is whether these m [..] View

After 40 Years As a Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 MojoKid writes Les Baugh, a Colorado man who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, is looking forward to being able to insert change into a soda machine and retrieving the beverage hi [..] View

Will Ripple Eclipse Bitcoin?

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 First time accepted submitter groggy.android writes This year's biggest news about Bitcoin may well turn out not to be the repeat of its surge in value last year against the dollar and other state cur [..] View

Cause and Effect: How a Revolutionary New Statistical Test Can Tease Them Apart

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 KentuckyFC writes Statisticians have long thought it impossible to tell cause and effect apart using observational data. The problem is to take two sets of measurements that are correlated, say X and [..] View

India Successfully Test Fires Its Heaviest Rocket

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 vasanth (908280) writes India on Thursday moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module . The 630-tonne three-stage r [..] View

Australia Moves Toward New Restrictions On Technology Export and Publication

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Australia is starting a public consultation process for new legislation that further restricts the publication and export of technology on national security grounds. The pub [..] View

Ask Slashdot: What Can I Really Do With a Smart Watch?

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 kwelch007 writes I commonly work in a clean-room (CR.) As such, I commonly need access to my smart-phone for various reasons while inside the CR...but, I commonly keep it in my front pocket INSIDE my [..] View

Grinch Vulnerability Could Put a Hole In Your Linux Stocking

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 itwbennett writes In a blog post Tuesday, security service provider Alert Logic warned of a Linux vulnerability, named grinch after the well-known Dr. Seuss character, that could provide attackers wit [..] View

"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Slate reports that even old movies are enough to trigger a pretty strong knee jerk: Team America, World Police , selected as a tongue-in-cheek replacement by Dallas's Alamo Drafthouse Theater for the [..] View

Extracting Data From the Microsoft Band

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 An anonymous reader writes The Microsoft Band, introduced last month, hosts a slew of amazing sensors, but like so many wearable computing devices, users are unable to access their own data. A Brown U [..] View

Ars Reviews Skype Translator

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Esra Erimez writes Peter Bright doesn't speak a word of Spanish but with Skype Translator he was able to have a spoken conversation with a Spanish speaker as if he was in an episode of Star Trek. He s [..] View

Marissa Mayer's Reinvention of Yahoo! Stumbles

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 schnell writes The New York Times Magazine has an in-depth profile of Marissa Mayer's time at the helm of Yahoo!, detailing her bold plans to reinvent the company and spark a Jobs-ian turnaround throu [..] View

Critical Git Security Vulnerability Announced

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Github has announced a security vulnerability and has encourage users to update their Git clients as soon as possible. The blog post reads in part: "A critical Git secu [..] View

Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 mrspoonsi writes with the findings of an investigation into working conditions at a factory that makes Apple products. Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been [..] View

White House Officials: North Korea Was "Centrally Involved" In Sony Hack

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 North Korea has gone on record denying involvement in a recent cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, and now White House officials are debating if they should go on record accusing the cou [..] View

LG's WebOS 2.0 Smart TVs To Debut At CES 2015 With Improved UI Performance

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 LG is planning to showcase a new line of smart TVs with a newer version of webOS that's supposed to increase the user experience with a boot time that's been reduced by 60 percent and several other u [..] View

Google’s End-to-End Encryption Moves Forward With Help From Yahoo

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Google is on a mission to make end-to-end encryption more accessible for less savvy users than existing tools like PGP and GnuPG. The way it intends to do this is through its End-to-End tool, a work [..] View

HP’s 10" Pavilion x2 2-in-1 PC Falls To $199 Via Microsoft’s Holiday Promotion

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 After giving us a few ASUS laptop deals, Microsoft’s “12 Days of Deals” promotion is throwing Hewlett-Packard a bone with a $130 discount on the HP Pavilion x2 10-k077nr [..] View

After 40 Years As A Shoulder-Level Double Amputee, Man Gains Two Bionic Arms

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Les Baugh, a Colorado man who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, is looking forward to being able to insert change into a soda machine and retrieving the beverage himself. But tha [..] View

Norton-Backed Designer Jeans, Blazer Protect Your Identity, Prevent RFID Hacking

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 As companies such as Apple, Samsung, and those associated with the Merchant Customer Exchange push near-field communication (NFC) payments forward, and radio-frequ [..] View

Amazon ‘Prime Now’ Brings One-Hour Deliveries To NYC Residents

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Amazon is getting dangerously close to delivering faster than your favorite pizza place. The new Prime Now service, which is available in Manhattan, promises that you’ll have that new TV wi [..] View

Chinese OEM Coolpad Installed 'Coolreaper' Backdoor Software On Millions Of Smartphones

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Chinese OEMs are stepping up their game in the smartphone sector. Companies like Huawei and Xiaomi have bolstered their share of the market, with the latter booting Samsung out of first place in Chin [..] View

Microsoft Officially Launches Lumia Denim Update For Windows Phone 8.1

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 If you’re one of the millions of Nokia Lumia smartphone owners out there, you’ll be delighted to hear that Microsoft is officially rolling out the Lumia Denim firmware for Windows [..] View

Ugly Holiday Sweaters And Other Hilarious Swag Invade Grand Theft Auto V Via Latest Update

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Even the miscreants of Los Santos get into the holiday spirit. Well, sort of. It's not like they'll put down their weapons and stop stealing cars, but at least now they'll wreak havoc while dressed a [..] View

Lowest Prices On Roku Stick, Amazon Fire TV, and Mobile Accessories

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Roku HDMI Streaming Stick (with 3-months Hulu Plus and 20-mo [..] View

ICANN Falls Victim To Spear Phishing Attack, Zone Database Compromised

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 ICANN, a non-profit organization that is responsible for looking after the names and domains of the Internet, announced that it has suffered a serious phishing attack that compromis [..] View

Cadillac To Boost Safety In 2016 Models With Digital Rear View Mirror

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Cadillac is aiming to give its drivers the upper hand when it comes to situational awareness as we continue to drive vehicles with increasingly annoying blind spots. Current trends in automobile styl [..] View

The Cuba Agreement: Brought To You By Popes, Presidents And Spies

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 The deal that freed an American jailed in Cuba and ended 53 years of diplomatic estrangement between the United States and Cuba was blessed at the highest levels of the Holy See but [..] View

Amazon Brings One-Hour Delivery To New York City

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 The company announced a new service called Prime Now, which promises one-hour delivery for a range of "daily essentials." The service is available for Amazon Prime subscribers, and [..] View

Does The Physicality Of Black Athletes Contribute To A Warped Perception Of Blacks?

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 We’re accustomed to witnessing black men who, week in and week out, display their imposing physical superiority in front of tens of millions. And it is probably skewing our understanding of [..] View

U.S. Backed Talks Between Jihadi Clerics And **** In Effort To Save Hostage’s Life

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Emails show how tentative talks with the spiritual leadership of **** to secure the release of Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig began in mid-October and ran for several weeks, with the knowledge of the& [..] View

Buzz Bissinger Is Selling All His Leathers

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Bissinger, a Pulitzer-winning journalist best known for his reporting on sports culture, revealed in a 2013 GQ essay that he had a shopping addiction, one inextricably inter [..] View

Last-Gen Gamers Are Being Left Behind

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 No one is catering to last-gen gamers anymore? How can this be? It's not like current-gen console have been out for more than a year now. Wait...never mind. New-gen consoles have barely been out f [..] View

How Much Your Inbox Is Worth to Cybercriminals

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Brian Krebs breaks down just how much your inbox is worth to cybercrooks. The answer? More than you think. The true value of your email account to crooks is not merely in its ability to pump spam [..] View

Forensic Software Gets Around Apple's iCloud Security Features

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Good thing this tool can't be used by people with bad intentions. A Russian software company has updated its forensic software to work-around the security features Apple recently added to iCloud a [..] View

Bots Now Outnumber Humans On The Web

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 I guess it's better to have bots overtake us on the internet than it would be in the real world. All joking aside, I thought this happened years ago Today, bots account for 56 percent of all of we [..] View

Device Records Your Shows After You Fall Asleep

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Leave it to a couple teenagers to come up with something like this. Wouldn't it be helpful, say, if a wristband could tell if you doze off while watching the TV, then automatically record the res [..] View

Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 ThinkComputers has put together a list of what they believe are the best AIO CPU coolers of 2014. Comparing that list to the AIO coolers we reviewed in 2014, I'd say they have a pretty solid list. [..] View

ASUS Maximus VII Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard Review

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 With ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards it's all about the sequels. You have to wonder just how long ASUS can keep its momentum pumping out sequel after motherboard sequel. ASUS' Maximus VII Impact [..] View

ASUS X99-A Motherboard Review

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Legit Reviews published a review of the ASUS X99-A motherboard today that I think many of you will find interesting. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. Today Legit Reviews ha [..] View

Author Wants To Give The Interview Away On BitTorrent

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 While this is never going to happen, I like the way the guy thinks. Sony may have withdrawn The Interview but not everyone is scared of releasing the movie. Author Paulo Coelho, whose book The Alc [..] View

Notch Buys $70M Beverly Hills Mansion

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 Hell, if I sold my business to Microsoft for $2.5B, I'd buy a mansion too. Maybe not a $70M dollar mansion though. This press release announces the record $70 million sale of a 23,000 square foot [..] View

ASUS Maximus VII Impact LGA 1150 Motherboard

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 If you are building a LAN box, Steam Machine, HTPC or any system that requires a no compromises mini-ITX motherboard, make sure you read our evaluation of the ASUS Maximus VII Impact. This could be th [..] View

mumms® Hospice Software Honored as One of New Orleans’ Best Places to Work

1:01 am, December 19, 2014 mumms Software, a leading provider of hospice and palliative care software and a proud New Orleans company, was honored recently as one of New Orleans CityBusiness’ 2014 Best Places to Work. [..] View

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