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3-D Printed "Iron Man" Prosthetic Hands Now Available For Kids

1:01 pm, October 20, 2014 PC World (drawing on an article from 3DPrint.com) notes that inventor Pat Starace has released his plans for a 3-D printable prosthetic hand designed to appeal both to kids who need it and their paren [..] View

The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

1:01 pm, October 20, 2014 StartsWithABang writes We like to think of the Mercury 7 — the very first group of NASA astronauts — as the "best of the best," having been chosen from a pool of over 500 [..] View

Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

1:01 pm, October 20, 2014 New submitter iamacat writes I am thinking of canceling my regular voice plan and using an LTE hotspot for all my voice and data needs. One big draw is ability to easily use multiple devices without e [..] View

The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

1:01 pm, October 20, 2014 HughPickens.com writes Alastair Philip Wiper writes that at 194 feet wide and 1,312 feet long, the Matz Maersk Triple E is the largest ship ever built, capable of carrying 18,000 20-foot containers. I [..] View

How Facebook Is Wrecking Political News

1:01 pm, October 20, 2014 It’s almost impossible to overstate how important Facebook is to online news sites, which live and die at the whims of the social network’s algorithm. Wi [..] View

Google's Nexus 9 Tablet Brings First 64-bit Computing to Android

1:01 pm, October 20, 2014 Google made history again this week, bringing 64-bit capabilities to Android for the first time with its Nexus 9 tablet. Powered by our 192-core Tegra K1 superchip, the device is also the first tablet [..] View

Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 theodp writes "The Motley Fool reports that the Data Scientists at LinkedIn have been playing with their Big Data, ranking schools based on how successful recent grads have been at landing desira [..] View

Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 HughPickens.com writes Erik Karjaluoto writes that he recently installed OS X Yosemite and his initial reaction was "This got hit by the ugly stick." But Karjaluoto says that Apple's decisio [..] View

No More Lee-Enfield: Canada's Rangers To Get a Tech Upgrade

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 ControlsGeek writes The Lee-Enfield .303 rifle is being phased out for use by the Canadian Rangers, a Northern aboriginal branch of the Armed Forces. The rifle has been in service with the Canadian mi [..] View

Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 An anonymous reader writes "Ok, bear with me now. I know this is not PC Mag 2014 review of hosting services. I am thinking of getting a parody website up. I am mildly concerned about potential re [..] View

Watch Comet Siding Spring's Mars Fly-By, Live

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 From the L.A. Times, and with enough time to tune in, comes this tip: Comet Siding Spring's closest approach to the red planet will occur at 11:27 a.m. [Pacific Time] on Sunday. At its closest approac [..] View

Brain Patterns Give Clues To Why Some People Just Keep Gambling

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Research from several UK universities , as reported by Time, indicates that the brain activity of compulsive gamblers shows a marked difference in response to pleasure-triggering behavior, which may h [..] View

NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 An anonymous reader writes "Space News reports that NASA has cancelled its solar sail demonstration mission (also known as Sunjammer) citing "a lack of confidence in its contractor's ability [..] View

Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 BarbaraHudson writes Those free soft drinks at your last start-up may come with a huge hidden price tag. The Toronto Sun reports that researchers at the University of California — San Franci [..] View

Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 An anonymous reader writes A Notice of Inquiry was issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday that focuses research on higher frequencies for sending gigabit streams of mobile dat [..] View

In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 An anonymous reader writes with this news from The Guardian about a proposed change in UK law that would greatly increase the penalties for online incivility: Internet trolls who spread "venom&qu [..] View

If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going [..] View

FCC Claims Butt Dialing Puts A Strain On 911 Emergency Services, Approximately 84 Million Calls A Year Accidental

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 We've all been victims of inadvertent phone calls resulting from a phenomenon known as butt dialing or pocket dialing. It's funny when it happens, though it's not always a laughing matter. According [..] View

AMD Announces Semi-Custom Wins, Projects Sales Decline, Cuts 7 Percent of Staff

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 It was a mixed set of announcements from AMD last night, with some positive news for the chip manufacturer, but some long-term projections that sent investors skittering. This was Lisa Su's first qua [..] View

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Now Available To Pre-Order, Halo Franchise Tops 60 Million Copies Sold

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Good news for you Halo fans -- and there are a lot of you, based on previous sales -- you can now pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection in disc or digital form for $60. There are various reward [..] View

3D-Printed Prosthetic Iron Man Hand Is All High Fives For Texas Boy

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 A child in Texas received an Iron Man-like prosthetic hand which was created by a 3D printer. Non-profit organization E-Nable, which advocates the use of 3D-printing for prosthetic limbs, provided fi [..] View

Apple WatchKit SDK To Be Released In November But No iWatch For The Holidays

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Apple's aptly-named 'Watch' isn't slated for release until early 2015, but it'd be a horrible thing if the actual development kit wasn't released well before then. After all, if the Watch launches wi [..] View

Chopper Lands For Blood Sample In Ebola Cruise Scare

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 A helicopter landed aboard a cruise ship Saturday to pick up a blood sample from a passenger who may have handled fluids from an Ebola patient, ahead of the Carnival Magic’s planned docking [..] View

Potential Ebola Contact Aboard Cruise Ship Tests Negative

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 The cruise ship carrying a Dallas hospital worker who had contact with lab samples of a man infected with Ebola docked in Galveston early this morning after a helicopter retrieved a blood sample from [..] View

Vandal Strikes Koons Exhibit

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 A man was arrested early Sunday at the Whitney Museum of American Art after he spray-painted graffiti on a blank wall at the Jeff Koons retrospective during a 36-hour event to close the popular exhibi [..] View

HBO's Streaming Service May Cost Almost 2X as Much as Netflix

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 There is usually a catch when you get really good news, always waiting for that 'but' that always lingers at the end. With the news HBO is finally creating a freestanding service, the 'but' looms over [..] View

Mozilla's Browser Gets Built-in WebRTC Video Chat

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Firefox is about to join the likes of Skype when Firefox 34 beta is released in the next few weeks. Mozilla has partnered with Telefónica to bring WebRTC-based voice and video chats straigh [..] View

Windows 10 Registry Tweak Will Block Future Updates

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 If you were one of the many brave souls that performed the registry tweak to be able to unlock new preview builds of Windows 10, you are no longer able to receive future build updates unless you re-tw [..] View

Xbox One Update: New Friends, Snap, TV Features and More

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 This week Xbox One began rolling out Microsoft's edition of updates and new features on a staggered schedule. Check out the accompanying video to see exactly what improvements will be installed. [..] View

The UK Will Quadruple Prison Sentences for Online Abuse

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Online trolls are not very welcomed in the UK and the government is putting some teeth into new sentencing guidelines to discourage the practice. In what used to be a six-month sentence for online abu [..] View

Pre-Orders and Pre-Downloads for the Master Chief Collection Have Begun

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Pre-orders have already begun for Halo: Master Chief Collection and with it comes the chance to pre-download the 20GB day one patch you are going to need in addition to the 45GB space requirement for [..] View

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Released Early

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Looks like Activision has a 'why wait until the last minute' attitude regarding its upcoming release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer. The company decided sooner is better than later and rele [..] View

$45K Sun Lounger That Follows the Sun

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Looking to do some early Christmas shopping for that millionaire on your list? Check out the luxury sun lounger by Remmus Ltd. It follows the sun's path for that all over tan, mists you when you get t [..] View

2014 'League of Legends' World Championship

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Riots annual League of Legends Championship was held last night in Seoul, Korea in front of a sellout crowd of 40K fans watching the finals of the 11 Million dollar competition between Korean favorite [..] View

Microsoft: Surface Pro 3 Is the Most Productive Tablet on the Planet

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Microsoft has announced to the world that the Surface Pro 3 is the most productive tablet on the planet and if you don't believe them, they have released a spiffy new video that proves it. [..] View

Passage Replaces Your Passwords with Images

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 Disrupt Europe Hackathon 2014 held in London this weekend produced some really good ideas on security issues and one memorable one was called Passage. A combination of password and image, it perfectly [..] View

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

1:01 am, October 20, 2014 We ran a review from Wired several weeks ago that gave Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor an almost unreal positive review. To be certain it was just that good of a game, we're running a second review fr [..] View

Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

1:01 pm, October 19, 2014 Apple has long sold Bose headphones and speakers in its retail stores, including in the time since it acquired Bose-competitor Beats Audio, and despite the lawsuit filed by Bose against Apple alleging [..] View

Canada Will Ship 800 Doses of Experimental Ebola Drug to WHO

1:01 pm, October 19, 2014 The WSJ reports that 800 doses of an experimental vaccine for Ebola, developed over a decade at Public Health Agency of Canada’s main laboratory in Winnipeg, will be shipped to the World Hea [..] View

BBC Takes a Stand For the Public's Right To Remember Redacted Links

1:01 pm, October 19, 2014 Martin Spamer writes with word that the BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google under the controversial 'right to be forgotten' notices." The BBC will beg [..] View

Ex-Iraqi Army Pilots Training ISIS Fighters To Fly Captured Jets

1:01 pm, October 19, 2014 Iraqi pilots who have joined Islamic State In Syria are training members of the group to fly in three captured fighter jets, a group monitoring the war said on Friday, saying it was [..] View

343 Industries Releases 'Remaking the Legend' Documentary Trailer

1:01 pm, October 19, 2014 If you are pumped about the upcoming release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will want to take a look at the trailer for the documentary. The trailer chronicles all of the overhauling and re [..] View

India Successfully Launches Region-Specific Navigation Satellite

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 vasanth writes India has successfully launched IRNSS-1C, the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), early on October 16. This is the 27th consecutively successful [..] View

Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Twelve years after Microsoft debuted DirectX 9.0, open-source developers are getting ready to possibly land Direct3D 9.0 support within the open-source Linux Mesa/Gallium3D [..] View

Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 Lucas123 (935744) writes U.S. robotics researchers from around the country are collaborating on a project to build autonomous vehicles that could deliver food and medicine, and telepresence robots tha [..] View

Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 New submitter cgdae writes Does anyone know how to stop PulseAudio/Pavucontrol from changing sound settings whenever there is a hardware change such as headphones being plugged in/out or docking/undoc [..] View

Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 theodp writes "Good artists copy, great artists steal," Steve Jobs used to say. Having launched a perfectly-timed attack against Samsung and phablets with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Leo [..] View

Florida Supreme Court: Police Can't Grab Cell Tower Data Without a Warrant

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 SternisheFan writes with an excerpt from Wired with some (state-specific, but encouraging) news about how much latitude police are given to track you based on signals like wireless transmissions. The [..] View

Snapchat Will Introduce Ads, Attempt To Keep Them Other Than Creepy

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 As reported by VentureBeat, dissapearing-message service Snapchat is introducing ads. Considering how most people feel about ads, they're trying to ease them in gently: "Ads can be ignored: Users [..] View

JavaScript and the Netflix User Interface

1:01 am, October 19, 2014 CowboyRobot writes Alex Liu is a senior UI engineer at Netflix and part of the core team leading the migration of Netflix.com to Node.js. He has an article at ACM's Queue in which he describeshow Java [..] View

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