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Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise</em> Model Being Restored Again

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 NormalVisual (565491) writes The original 11-foot U.S.S. Enterprise studio model from the original series has gone back into the shop again. The Smithsonian owns the model and has had it on display in [..] View

Indian Mars Mission Has Completed 95% of Its Journey Without a Hitch

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 First time accepted submitter rinka writes India's Mars Orbiter Mission, known as Mangalyaan, has made some progress since we last discussed it. The mission is on target and has completed 95% of it's [..] View

School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 An anonymous reader writes with news about a school in England that has introduced a cashless cafeteria system that is raising some privacy concerns among some. Stourbridge students will soon be able [..] View

KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 KDE Community (3396057) writes "KDevelop team is proud to announce the final release of KDevelop 4.7.0. This release is special, as it marks the end of the KDE4 era for us. As such, KDevelop 4.7. [..] View

Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 SternisheFan notes reports about why Apple didn't use sapphire glass screens in the latest iPhones as many expected. Sapphire screens were part of the iPhone 6 design until the glass repeatedly cracke [..] View

Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 mdsolar writes with this story of a company that uses solar energy to recover crude oil. Royal Dutch Shell has teamed with a sovereign investment fund from Oman to invest $53 million in a company that [..] View

Navy Guilty of Illegally Broad Online Searches: Child Porn Conviction Overturned

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 An anonymous reader writes In a 2-1 decision, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that Navy investigators regularly run illegally broad online surveillance operations that cross the line of military enforceme [..] View

3D-Printed Car Takes It's First Test Drive

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 An anonymous reader points out this advancement in 3D printing. This week, at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago, Arizona-based automobile manufacturer Local Motors stol [..] View

Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 jones_supa writes Google has revealed that it's launching the finished 64-bit version of Chrome 39 for OS X this November, which already brought benefits in speed, security and stability on Windows. H [..] View

Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 wabrandsma) writes with the latest accusations about NSA spying activity in Germany. According to top-secret documents from the NSA and the British agency GCHQ, the intelligence agencies are seeking t [..] View

Tables Turn: Samsung Disses Apple iPhone 6 As A Big Imitation

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, though Apple certainly wasn't flattered when it accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone with its Galaxy line. Instead, t [..] View

Verizon To Offer Internet TV Service With Custom Programming In 2015

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Could it be that a TV service provider finally 'gets it'? If you're like most people who subscribe to cable or satellite television, you have dozens if not hundreds of channels that you'll never watc [..] View

Users Get Steam Wallet Picked Clean By Twitch-Bot Malware

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Some Steam users are waking up to an unpleasant surprise after falling for a scam on Amazon's Twitch streaming service. According to the security gurus at F-Secure, there's an insidious piece of malw [..] View

Reports Say Internet Explorer 12 Looks Like A ‘Blend of Chrome and Firefox’

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 The next version of Internet Explorer might look more like the competition rather than a retooled version of itself. Scheduled to debut in Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold), Internet Explorer 12 (IE12) [..] View

Microsoft To Announce $2.5B Minecraft Acquisition Monday, A Surprising Mobile Play

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 The rumors keep on flying as an unnamed source “briefed on the matter” told Reuters that Microsoft is not only looking to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang, but buy it for the he [..] View

John Kerry: 'We Are At War' With ISIS

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry backtracked on the language he had used to describe the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, also known as ISIL), saying in an interview on C [..] View

Kanye West Yelling At Person In Wheelchair To 'Stand Up,' Caught On Tape

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 By now you've probably heard that Kanye West asked a concert-goer in a wheelchair to stand up before West resumed his song. Now there's video showing exactly what happened. View

Bernie Sanders Is Thinking About Running For President

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont got right to the point with Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday, saying he is "thinking" about running for president. View

'OITNB' Writer Divorced Husband To Date Poussey

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 "Orange is the New Black" writer Lauren Morelli  and her husband of two years, Steve Basilone, jointly filed for divorce after Morelli realized that she was a **** [..] View

Apple Quietly Retires iPod Classic

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 After thirteen years in production in six different generations, not to mention it was the device that brought Apple roaring back into the spotlight, the iPod has officially been discontinued as of Se [..] View

T-Mobile US Adds 552K Postpaid Customers in August

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 T-Mobile is having a good month; a really good month. It looks like everyone suddenly wants a piece of the company. From customers, both prepaid and postpaid, to investors wanting to buy the company o [..] View

PC 'FIFA 15' Catches Up With Xbox One and PS 4

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 PC owners and FIFA 15 aficionados, the FIFA 15 demo awaits your download prior to the September 23rd release date in the US. This will be the first time the Ignite engine has been used on the PC platf [..] View

AMD CEO Lays Out the Company's Two-Year Roadmap

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Sometimes the best way to learn what a tech company has planned for its future movements is through third parties and in this case especially so when making a presentation to a banking institution. Ro [..] View

Verizon Could Blow Up TV As We Know It Next Year

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Verizon is looking to shake up the Internet entertainment business by jumping in with both feet with a launch planned for the company to have its own digital video service up and running by the middle [..] View

The Sad, Inevitable Oculus Rift ****-Grabbing Game Is Here

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Ah, the inscrutable Japanese and their never ending quest for the ultimate in the strange and the weird (and the downright creepy). We knew specific games centering around sexual themes would be forth [..] View

Tesla's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal with Nevada

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 If you were wondering exactly why Tesla Motors chose to build its 'Gigafactory' in Nevada over other states that were willing to give even bigger tax breaks, the answer is simple: uncontested direct s [..] View

AVG Claims Zero Day Protection

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 We've all heard it before from other antivirus companies claiming that they have the solution to zero-day type malware, but they never seem to live up to expectations. AVG is the latest to introduce d [..] View

DirecTV Sees Smooth Path to AT&T Merger

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Reports from Reuters are confirming that the DirecTV/AT&T merger is definitely on and should be completed somewhere in the 2Q15. The deal has been reported to net DirecTV $48.5 Billion for the [..] View

The NSA Has a Plan to Map the Entire Internet

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Edward Snowden: The gift that keeps on giving and giving. In the latest revelation from Snowden's exposé of the NSA, we find the NSA and British GCHQ planning to map the entire Internet in [..] View

Intel Introduced Its Newest Creation: The Smart Wheelchair

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Intel has been working with Dr. Stephen Hawking on an Internet of Things project for the past ten years. The new concept wheelchair is described as 'a custom platform that can transform standard wheel [..] View

LA TV Stations Free Up Airwaves for Wireless Broadband

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Let the auction begin! Two L.A. TV stations have agreed to double up on a frequency, freeing up a large chunk of unused spectrum that will go up for auction next year to be 'repackaged' for use in the [..] View

Scientists Discover Superhenge with Hi-Tech Mapping Techniques

1:01 am, September 15, 2014 Scientists are several steps closer to discovering the true scope and purpose of Stonehenge. Using modern mapping technology, scientists are beginning to grasp the enormity of the site they now call S [..] View

Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

1:01 pm, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: While legislators and police try to tackle the epidemic of distracted driving through education, regulation, and enforcement, Scott Tibbitts is trying to solve it through e [..] View

NSA Metadata Collection Gets 90-Day Extension

1:01 pm, September 14, 2014 schwit1 sends word that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has authorized a 90-day extension to the NSA's ability to collect bulk metadata about U.S. citizens' phone calls. In April, the Hous [..] View

If We Can't **** Cancer, Can We Control It?

1:01 pm, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from The New Yorker: In April, [Dr. Eytan Stein] presented his findings to a packed auditorium at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Resea [..] View

High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

1:01 pm, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Kai Kloepfer is a 17-year-old high school student from Colorado who just won the Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge. Kloepfer designed and built a smart gun that will only u [..] View

$2.5 Billion Microsoft/Mojang Deal Announcement on Monday?

1:01 pm, September 14, 2014 To all those of you who were worried that Microsoft buying out Minecraft would ruin the franchise and the deal might actually happen, you may now put that fear into overdrive. According to a Reuters r [..] View

Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: As small drones become affordable, and as clever people come up with ideas on how to use them, we've been hearing about more and more plans for drone-based business. In the [..] View

The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Dan Friedman at TechCrunch is ready to call Massive Open Online Courses a failure. Originally hailed as a revolution in learning, MOOCs have seen disappointing course compl [..] View

The Challenges and Threats of Automated Lip Reading

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Speech recognition has gotten pretty good over the past several years. it's reliable enough to be ubiquitous in our mobile devices. But now we have an interesting, related [..] View

Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 DeviceGuru writes: The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF), which maintains the open source Robot Operating System (ROS), has announced its first formal support for an ARM target. The organization [..] View

DARPA Funds Harvard's Soft Exoskeletal Suit

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: The military and private contractors have been toying with exoskeletal combat suits for a while, but Harvard's Wyss Institute has a new take on the concept. Rather than usi [..] View

Justice Sotomayor Warns Against Tech-Enabled "Orwellian" World

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke on Thursday to faculty and students at the University of Oklahoma City about the privacy perils brought on by modern techno [..] View

The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes "The Paris Review has an article about SF author Stanislaw Lem, explaining Lem's outlook on the future and his expectations for technological advancement. Lem tended to [..] View

US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Despite recent advances in medicine to treat Ebola, epidemiologists are not hopeful that the outbreak in west Africa will be contained any time soon. Revised models for the [..] View

Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 New submitter anlashok writes: Atheism and science face a real challenge: To frame an account of science, or nature, that leaves room for meaning. According to this article, atheists have pinned their [..] View

US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp-out Fraud By Patent Examiners

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 McGruber writes: A month after Slashdot discussed "Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office," the USPTO issued a statement that it is "committed to taking [..] View

First Destiny Reviews Not Flattering, A ‘Confusing Combination’ Of Issues For Multiple Genres

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 Given all the pre-release hype and anticipation leading up to its release, Destiny may have been destined to become the biggest new video game franchise launch in history, but that doesn't necessaril [..] View

HTC Reported Working Up A GoPro Competitive Wearable Camera

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 Whether it's skiing down slopes or navigating the winding roads on a motorcycle, the go-to camera to catch footage of outside activities is the GoPro, at least for now. HTC, a major player in the mob [..] View

Tables Turn: Samsung Disses Apple iPhone 6 As Big Imitation

1:01 am, September 14, 2014 It's said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, though Apple certainly wasn't flattered when it accused Samsung of copying the look and feel of the iPhone with its Galaxy line. Instead, t [..] View

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