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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 First time accepted submitter jvschwarz writes There was a time when I had rack-mount systems at home, preferring old Unix boxes, Sun-3 and early SPARC machines, but have moved to low-power machines, [..] View

Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To **** Each Other

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 sciencehabit writes A major new study of warfare in chimpanzees finds that lethal aggression can be evolutionarily beneficial in that species, rewarding the winners with food, mates, and the opportuni [..] View

Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 Taco Cowboy writes A recent study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tübingen in Germany has found that present day Europeans are descendants of three different gr [..] View

The Myths and Realities of Synthetic Bioweapons

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 Lasrick writes Three researchers from King's College, London, walk through the security threats posed by synthetic and do-it-yourself biology, assessing whether changes in technology and associated co [..] View

Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 MojoKid writes Facebook has become too crowded and too mundane. With around 1.3 billion Facebook users, it's understandable to be overwhelmed by everything and want to get away from it all. However, u [..] View

Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 jfruh writes Despite being largely manufactured in China, iPhones are still too expensive for most Chinese to afford — new ones, anyway. That's why thousands come to a bustling marketplace i [..] View

Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 wiredmikey writes: Home Depot said on Thursday that a data breach affecting its stores across the United States and Canada is estimated to have exposed 56 million customer payment cards between April [..] View

Review: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 And GeForce GTX 970 Maxwell Powerhouse GPUs

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 NVIDIA has lifted the embargo on its latest flagship graphics cards based on its Maxwell architecture, the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970. The two cards are somewhat similar and share the same 4GB frame [..] View

A 'Deadpool' Film Is In The Works

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 On Thursday, the studio announced that the movie will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016. Tim Miller is set to direct the film, with Ryan Reynolds long rumored to star, although no deal is set. View

Roger Goodell At The 50-50 Yard Line

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 Since becoming commissioner of the NFL eight years ago, Roger Goodell has mastered the protocol. Under his leadership, America’s most-watched sport has grown even more popular. If Goodell&am [..] View

Family Business At The National Security Agency

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 A powerful National Security Agency official involved in the controversial domestic surveillance program is married to an executive at a company that appears to be doing or seeking business with the a [..] View

After 9 Months, Federal Probe Of 'Bridgegate' Finds No Link To Christie

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department investigation into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in “Bridgegate” has thus far uncovered no information he either knew in advance or di [..] View

Amazon Beats Google To Purchase .Buy Domain For $4.6 Million

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 Amazon might not be able to create its own .amazon domain, but that’s not stopping the online retail giant from securing the .buy domain instead. View

Scotland Votes 'No' To Independence

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom — following a historic referendum vote. By 55% to 45%, a majority of voters rejected the possibility of Scotland breaking away and becoming an [..] View

NVIDIA Maxwell GPU GeForce GTX 980 Video Card Review

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 Today NVIDIA launches its newest Maxwell GPU. There will be two new GPUs, the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970. These next generation GPUs usher in new features and performance that move the gami [..] View

ZOTAC Innovates Beyond Thermal Design with Next-Generation NVIDIA Maxwell Architecture

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards and mini-PCs, today unleashes the powerful and very efficient ZOTAC GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 series next generation graph [..] View

ASUS Announces STRIX GTX 980 and STRIX GTX 970

1:01 pm, September 19, 2014 ASUS today announced the STRIX GTX 980 and STRIX GTX 970, all-new gaming graphics cards packed with exclusive ASUS technologies, including DirectCU II and GPU Tweak for cooler, quieter and faster perf [..] View

London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 KentuckyFC (1144503) writes A growing number of police forces around the world are using data on past crimes to predict the likelihood of crimes in the future. These predictions can be made more accur [..] View

Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 The Washington Post reports (building on a short AP report they're also carrying) that "[Australian] police have arrested 15 people allegedly linked to the Islamic State, some who plotted a publi [..] View

US Military Aware Only Belatedly of Chinese Attacks Against Transport Contractors

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 itwbennett writes The Senate Armed Service Committee released on Wednesday an unclassified version of a report (PDF) commissioned last year to investigate cyberattacks against contractors for the U.S. [..] View

Snowden's Leaks Didn't Help Terrorists

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 HughPickens.com writes The Interecept reports that contrary to lurid claims made by U.S. officials, a new independent analysis of Edward Snowden's revelations on NSA surveillance that examined the fre [..] View

An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 mikejuk writes with this excerpt: When Google Labs closed there was an outcry. How could an organization just pull the rug from under so many projects? At least Google announced what it was doing. Moz [..] View

Alice Is Killing Trolls But Patent Lawyers Will Strike Back

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 snydeq writes The wheels of justice spin slowly, but they seem finally to be running software patents out of town, writes Simon Phipps in his analysis of how Alice Corp. v CLS Bank is becoming a landm [..] View

Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 SternisheFan writes with this selection from a story at the Washington Post: Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to [..] View

Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 First time accepted submitter samalex01 (1290786) writes "I'm 38, married, two young kids, and I have a nice job in the IT industry, but since I was a kid I've had this deep love and passion for [..] View

The 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes Will Be Awarded Tonight

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 alphadogg (971356) writes At Harvard University's Sanders Theater this evening, a collection of the most off-the-wall, bizarre and lurid scientific efforts of the past year will be dubiously honored w [..] View

New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 vinces99 (2792707) writes Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to keep growing throughout the 21 [..] View

Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Lucas123 (935744) writes Carmakers already remotely collect data from their vehicles, unbeknownst to most drivers, but once connected via in-car routers or mobile devices to the Internet, and to roadw [..] View

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 mrspoonsi writes Oracle founder Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO. He will be replaced by two executives. Former Oracle presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison will be the Exe [..] View

Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 An anonymous reader writes The same day that Apple announced that iOS 8 will encrypt device data with a local code that is not shared with Apple, Google has pointed out that Android already offers the [..] View

A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes Earlier this year, Apple executives unveiled Swift, which is meant to eventually replace Objective-C as the programming language of choice for Macs and iOS devices. N [..] View

Dremel Releases 3D Printer

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Lucas123 writes Power tool maker Dremel today announced its now selling a desktop 3D printer that it said is targeted at "the masses" with a $1,000 price tag and intuitive software. Dremel's [..] View

Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 astroengine writes Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is "consist [..] View

Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 HughPickens.com writes When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated: "Apple has never received [..] View

Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 walterbyrd writes with news of Microsoft layoffs. Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its [..] View

Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 cartechboy writes Unless you've been in a coma for a while you're aware that many dealer associations have been causing headaches for Tesla in multiple states. The reason? They are scared. Tesla's new [..] View

Amazon Releases Four Refreshed Fire Tablets And Two Kindle E-Readers

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 As the run-up to the annual holiday shopping season gets ever closer, major companies are unveiling their newest wares and putting them on sale just in time. Amazon's in that bunch as well, sprucing [..] View

New Radar Gun Technology Will Allow Police To Catch Motorists Texting While Driving

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 It should be common sense by now that you shouldn’t text and drive. Currently, 44 states in the U. S. have banned the practice and now police may be able to enforce the government&rsquo [..] View

Stick An iPad On Your Face, AirVR Kickstarter Envisions Virtual Reality For iOS

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Metatecture is hopping on the virtual reality bandwagon with a low-cost alternative called AirVR. Similar to the Samsung Gear VR, AirVR is a bring-your-own-hardware affair, that hardware being an iPh [..] View

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Up For Pre-Order Tomorrow, Deliveries October 17th

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 To borrow (and slightly butcher) Samsung's favorite catchphrase, the next big thing is almost here. That big thing, of course, is the Galaxy Note 4, the Android-based arch-nemesis of Apple's iPhone 6 [..] View

Tinba Trojan Targets U.S. Bank Customers With Browser Exploit

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Avast, makers of the self-titled free antivirus software (along with paid Internet security suites), has discovered that the "Tinba Banker" Trojan is back in circulation, and this time it's [..] View

Verizon Planning To Launch WiFi Calling Capability By Mid-2015

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 When was the last time a wireless carrier announced a new service feature without heavy marketing fanfare? Verizon Communications’ executive vice president and CFO Fran Shammo announced Wi- [..] View

Apple Says Your iPhone 6 Is Secure From Prying Eyes, Even With A Search Warrant

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Not even three weeks removed from a rather controversial iCloud hacking incident in which hackers were able to obtain nude photos of celebrities and post them online, Apple is championing itself as t [..] View

Hell-Bent On Killing The Open Internet, US Senate Still Doesn’t Get Net Neutrality

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 This past Wednesday, several Republican senators argued before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the topic of Net Neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission. While a large amount of compani [..] View

Microsoft Sends 2,100 Pink Slips In Massive14 Percent Job Cut

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 In a second round of layoffs, Microsoft has let go of 2,100 employees on Thursday. According to a company spokesman, 747 of those employees were located in the Seattle area and the remaining cuts wil [..] View

Lowest Prices Ever On Lenovo Touch PCs And TouchPads; Plus Save Big On WiFi TVs, Dell Monitors And More!

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Welcome back for another installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on the Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 multi-mode touch PC, an HP Pavilion 23 [..] View

Acer Announces 28-Inch XB280HK Monitor With 4K Resolution And NVIDIA G-SYNC

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Two of the hottest technologies in the display category right now are 4K Ultra HD and NVIDIA G-SYNC. What happens when you combine the two? You end up with Acer's XB270H, a 28-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840x [..] View

5 Million Viewers Watched Destiny On Twitch During Its First Week

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 It seems that not only were people interested in purchasing Destiny that amounted to $325 million in worldwide sales within its first five, but also watching it. According to Activision, Destiny cont [..] View

Darrell Hammond Returning To 'Saturday Night Live'

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 Show alum Darrell Hammond will return to "SNL" as the announcer when its 40th season kicks off on Sept. 27. Hammond will replace legendary announcer Don Pardo, who died in August. View

The Summer Of 2014 Was The Warmest Ever Recorded On Earth

1:01 am, September 19, 2014 This summer is going down in the records as warmest summer on Earth since records began in 1880, according to a monthly climate report by NOAA’s National Climatic [..] View

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