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Judge Unseals 500+ Stingray Records

1:01 pm, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from Ars Technica: A judge in Charlotte, North Carolina, has unsealed a set of 529 court documents in hundreds of criminal cases detailing the use of a stingray, [..] View

Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

1:01 pm, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Starting about a week ago, The Great Firewall of China began blocking the Edgecast CDN. This was spurred by Great Fire's Collateral Freedom project, which used CDNs to get [..] View

How "Big Ideas" Are Actually Hurting International Development

1:01 pm, November 23, 2014 schnell writes: The New Republic is running a fascinating article that analyzes the changing state of foreign development. Tech entrepreneurs and celebrities are increasingly realizing the inefficienc [..] View

Some Early Nexus 6 Units Returned Over Startup Bug

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 The Register reports that Motorola has issued a recall for an early batch of its hotly anticipated new Nexus 6 smartphones that were sold through U.S. mobile carrier AT&T, owing to a software [..] View

Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: On Friday a U.S. federal judge approved a settlement in the Apple ebook price-fixing case that could see the technology giant paying $450 million. $400 million of that woul [..] View

Linux On a Motorola 68000 Solder-less Breadboard

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 New submitter lars_stefan_axelsson writes: When I was an undergrad in the eighties, "building" a computer meant that you got a bunch of chips and a soldering iron and went to work. The art i [..] View

Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues To Alien Life On Europa

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 HughPickens.com writes: Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are studying a mysterious ecosystem at one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents to get clues about what life could [..] View

Ukraine's IT Brigade Supports the Troops

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader sends this story from BusinessWeek: Eight months ago, David Arakhamiya was running a small IT company in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv. Today, as an adviser to Ukraine&a [..] View

Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Frosty P writes: A scientific paper titled "Get Me Off Your F****** Mailing List" was actually accepted by the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. As reported at Vox and o [..] View

Upgrading the Turing Test: Lovelace 2.0

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 mrspoonsi tips news of further research into updating the Turing test. As computer scientists have expanded their knowledge about the true domain of artificial intelligence, it has become clear that t [..] View

Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 jones_supa writes: Eizo has introduced an interesting new PC monitor with a square aspect ratio: the Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q is a 26.5-inch screen with 1:1 aspect ratio and an IPS panel with resolution [..] View

Ask Slashdot: Best Practices For Starting and Running a Software Shop?

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: I'm a systems architect (and a former Unix sysadmin) with many years of experience on the infrastructure side of things. I have a masters in CS but not enough practical exp [..] View

Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: A new study by researchers at Ohio State University found that dramatically increasing the amount of saturated fat in a person's diet did not increase the amount of saturat [..] View

Samsung Seeking To Block Nvidia Chips From US Market

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Bloomberg reports that Samsung has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission asking them to block the import of Nvidia's graphics chips . This is part [..] View

European Commission To Request ‘Break-Up Plan’ Of Google Over Monopolistic Search Dominance

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Google is again the target of a controversial measure in the European Union as its parliament draws up a draft motion to separate the company's search engine business from its other operations, which [..] View

E.T. Atari Landfill Documentary Is Now Available For Free On Xbox

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 In any other universe, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial would be a long forgotten game at this point. Not just because it came out for what's now an ancient game console -- the Atari 2600 -- but also becau [..] View

Microsoft Tests Robot Security Guards For Patrolling Office Campuses

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 The 1980s taught us many things, one of them being that robot guards don't mess around. Remember the ED-209 Enforcement Droid in RoboCop? That's a prime example of why we don't want armed robots in c [..] View

Detekt Malware Scanning Tool Identifies Government Spyware On Your Computer

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 It's sad that we can't go more than a day lately without learning more about how governments love to eavesdrop on us, removing whatever privacy we have left. Just yesterday, we talked about the conti [..] View

Barbie Computer Engineer Author Called Out Over Sexist Portrayal Of Incompetence

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Unless you have unparalleled willpower and have managed to avoid all of the Internet these past few months, you're probably well aware that sexism, feminism, and misogyny have been extremely hot topi [..] View

Samsung Files US Trade Commission Complaint To Block NVIDIA Chips And 3rd Party Manufacturers

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 In a continuation of the legal battle between NVIDIA and Samsung, the latter company has just filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission to block sales of NVIDIA's SHIELD Tablet o [..] View

Bill Cosby Got Two Standing Ovations At A Show In Florida

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 The uproar over allegations that Bill Cosby had molested or assaulted several women, in some cases years ago, was almost nowhere in evidence on Friday night during a sold-out performance by the 77-yea [..] View

Settlement In Apple Case Over E-Books Is Approved

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 A federal judge on Friday approved a settlement in which Apple could begin paying $400 million to as many as 23 million consumers related to charges that it violated antitrust law by conspiring with p [..] View

The Ferguson Grand Jury Is Unusual In Many Ways

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Not much is normal about the Missouri grand jury responsible for deciding whether to charge a suburban St. Louis police officer for fatally shooting Michael Brown. Not the length of deliberations, not [..] View

UVA President Suspends Fraternities Until January In Wake Of **** Allegations

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan said Saturday that she is suspending all campus fraternities through early January, acting days after a magazine published an account from the victi [..] View

Chris Pratt To Star In Film Adaptation Of 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' Graphic Novel

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Chris Pratt might have already nailed the role of the Walkman-loving Peter Quill in "Guardians of the Galaxy", but Universal hopes he has another superhero — or three — u [..] View

One of the Best Xbox One Exclusives of the Year is Free Today

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 For today only, Xbox Live Gold Subscribers will be able to download Sunset Overdrive for free. You only have today to grab this little goodie, so chop chop on the download. Microsoft is also giv [..] View

Microsoft Patches Surface Pro 3

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 If you are one of the many who purchased a Surface Pro 3 and have experienced problems connecting to wireless networks, Microsoft has just the patch you are looking for. The update is now available. [..] View

Chrome 40 Beta Arrives with Revamped Bookmarks Manager, No SSL 3.0

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Right on the heels of the release of the stable version of Chrome 39, Google has already pushed out Chrome Beta 40. Few details are available now, but the rollout will be staggered to beta testers ove [..] View

WalMart Tightens Its Price-Matching Policy

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Fool me once and all that Gomer-esque wisdom hasn't fallen on deaf ears over at the hallowed corporate halls of WalMart. Not a corporation to fall for the same exploit twice and in light of the scam W [..] View

Sony Drops Steve Jobs Movie

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 The on-again/off-again Steve Jobs movie is now officially off-again. With a shakeup of cast members and an uncertain future, Sony has withdrawn its financial support, leaving the picture high and dry. [..] View

Aereo Loses Battle, Cord-Cutters May Win War

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 The ***** knell has finally sounded for the little re-broadcaster company Aereo. It was always a David and Goliath story from the beginning, but in this case, Goliath won out. The trend setting compan [..] View

T-Mobile Unleashes $5 a Month Overseas Calling Plan

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Simple Choice T-Mobile customers now have an even simpler choice in overseas calling. T-Mobile has introduced a $5 a month international unlimited calling plan for your entire account. This offer [..] View

Mythbusters vs. Gorilla Glass

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Gorilla Glass is touted to be toughest around. To prove how tough or break-resistant the glass actually is, The Mythbusters have taken up the challenge to test the limits of Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 [..] View

Dish Restores CNN, Cartoon Network in Contract Extension

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 For all of you Dish customers who suddenly lost channels from Turner Broadcasting last month, good news is on the way. Turner came to terms with Dish Network this week to restore all of the lost chann [..] View

Hackers Just Exposed Thousands of Gamer Passwords

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 If you have an account on the PlayStation Network, 2K Game Studios or Windows live, there is a chance your account may have been hacked and leaked to Pastebin as proof of the hack. A hacker group goin [..] View

AMD Details Carrizo Mobile APU Chips Coming in 2015

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 AMD announced the upcoming release of its new mobile processors, Carrizo and Carrizo-L this week. The chips will ship in quad-core and dual-core versions, supporting DDR3 and DDR4 and will be availabl [..] View

European Parliament to Call for Breakup of Google

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 A report from Financial Times says that the European Parliament is making preparations to draft a proposal to break up Google's search engine from other Google services. The Parliament has no official [..] View

Amazon Starts Shipping the Fire TV Stick

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Amazon bills the Fire TV Stick as their fastest and most successful product launch ever and announced on Friday that the Fire Stick will begin shipping immediately. Preorders will come first, but you [..] View

Game of Thrones Game Receives Its Debut Trailer

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 Telltale Games has released a short teaser trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones rollout. The games will be episodic, following the show's TV seasons and will star many of the original cast members [..] View

Duke It Out in Middle-Earth Via Google's Chrome Experiment

1:01 am, November 23, 2014 If you haven't tried out the experience of the Google's Chrome Experiment in Middle Earth, now would be a good time to give it a look. The experiment has been ongoing, but new content has been added t [..] View

Startup Assembly Banks On Paid, Open-Source Style Development

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 enbody writes A year-old startup, Assembly, is built on the premise of creating products using open-source style development, but structured in a way that you get paid for your contributions. Open-sou [..] View

Critical XSS Flaws Patched In WordPress and Popular Plug-In

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 itwbennett writes The WordPress development team on Thursday released critical security updates that address an XSS vulnerability in the comment boxes of WordPress posts and pages. An attacker could e [..] View

Indian Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Snub Android One Phones

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 oyenamit writes Online shopping in India is still in its infancy but is growing tremendously to reach the mostly untapped market of 1.2 billion people. Invariably, the conflict between pure online ret [..] View

Google's Project Loon Can Now Launch Up To 20 Balloons Per Day, Fly 10x Longer

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Google [Thursday] shared an update from Project Loon, the company's initiative to bring high-speed Internet access to remote areas of the world via hot air balloons. Google [..] View

Gorilla Glass 4 Cometh And It’s Tough And Mean Against Abuse And Drops

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 Even the most dextrous people on the planet have their moments of clumsiness, and it usually happens when holding a pricey (and uninsured) smartphone. For whatever reason, those suckers like to squir [..] View

No More Free For You! Apple Removes ‘Free’ From Free To Play Games On App Store

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 Score a point for South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their recently aired "Freemium Isn't Free" episode. Sometimes it takes a raunchy cartoon to drive the point home, and wh [..] View

Call Of Duty Franchise Tops $10 Billion Sales To Date, Advanced Warfare Biggest Entertainment Launch Of 2014

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 Activision came out with guns-a-blazing today by shooting off numbers and claims, such as that its highly successful Call of Duty franchise has now grossed over $10 billion in sales since it launched [..] View

FTC Brings Down The Hammer Down On Tech Support And ‘PC Cleaner’ Scammers

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is bringing the legal hammer down on tech support scammers who trick people into thinking there's something wrong with their computer that they're able to fix, or o [..] View

Yahoo Supplants Google As Firefox Default Search Engine In 5 Year Agreement With Mozilla

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 The past couple of years have been pretty good to Yahoo's search business, but there's no doubt that the company isn't too pleased about Google's continued domination. With a new major partnership be [..] View

Giving A ****: UK Lauds Its First Human Poo Powered Bus

1:01 pm, November 22, 2014 The jokes practically write themselves with this one, though in all seriousness, the UK is tickled pink (or brown) to have its first bus powered by food waste and human feces. Sounds disgusting, righ [..] View

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