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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: A few days ago we talked over some of the difficulties faced by makers of autonomous car software, like dealing with weather, construction, and parking garages. Today, the [..] View

Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 storkus writes: The release of Haswell-E and a price drop on Devil's Canyon has made me itch for a PC upgrade. However, looking around I discovered a pair of horror stories on Phoronix about the diffi [..] View

Finland's Nuclear Plant Start Delayed Again

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 mdsolar writes with news about further delays to Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor. "Areva-Siemens, the consortium building Finland's biggest nuclear reactor, said on Monday the start date of [..] View

Researchers Say Neanderthals Created Cave Art

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes with news of a study that suggests an engraving in Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar was made by Neanderthals more than 39,000 years ago. Belying their reputation as the dumb cousi [..] View

Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports on a new study (abstract) showing that low-carb diets have better health benefits than low-fat diets in a test without calorie restrictions. "By t [..] View

Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 sfcrazy (1542989) writes, based on a report from Ted T'so, that Kernel developer Dmitry Monakhov was detained for 15 days for disobeying a police officer. The debacle came about when Monakhov decided [..] View

Eight Cores Shreddding: AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E Reviewed

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 It has been more than a year since AMD launched its last major update to the top end FX processor line -- the FX-9590. The company has been quiet in the face of Intel's high-end launches, but today A [..] View

Americans Detained In North Korea Call For U.S. Help

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called [..] View

The Russian Space *** Geckos Have Died

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 For three days in late July, our eyes collectively turned skyward. We, as a species, sat helpless, united in hope that a satellite full of geckos tasked with a month-long *** romp would be sa [..] View

How ISIS Uses Social Media To Recruit

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 ISIS, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is using every contemporary mode of messaging to recruit fighters, intimidate enemies and promote its claim to have established a caliphate, a unified Muslim [..] View

Intel Core i7 5960X Processor

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 There is a review of the Intel Core i7 5960X processor posted at Neoseeker today. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here. The Core i7 5960X I will be looking at in this review is In [..] View

15 Year Old Who "SWATTED" Gamer Given 25 Years To Life

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 Could you imagine if we really did hand out 25 years to life for something like this? Thanks to everyone that sent this one in but the story is fake. What many teenagers these days are considering [..] View

MSI Radeon R9 285 GAMING OC Video Card Review

1:01 pm, September 2, 2014 AMD has launched the $249 AMD Radeon R9 285 video card. We dive into this somewhat confusing GPU. We compare it to the GeForce GTX 760 as well as an AMD Radeon R9 280. We'll discuss GCN differences [..] View

Saturn's F Ring Is Now Three Times As Wide As During the Voyager Flybys

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 KentuckyFC writes In 1980 and 1981, Voyager 1 and 2 flew past Saturn providing unprecedented images of its magnificent ring system. At that time, its most distant discrete ring, the F ring, was about [..] View

China Gives Microsoft 20 Days To Respond To Competition Probe

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes "China has given Microsoft three weeks to explain "compatibility issues" in Windows and Office that could violate Chinese competition laws. The State Administ [..] View

Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Frosty P writes The LA County District Attorney's Office declined to press charges against a sheriff's deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclis [..] View

Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes with this bit of good news for everyone who is waiting for their homes to one day be on the beach. Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a n [..] View

Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 swinferno writes with news about the leak of hundreds of private celebrity photos over the weekend. Hundreds of revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from t [..] View

New Nigerian ID Card Includes Prepay MasterCard Wallet

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 First time accepted submitter Adam Oxford writes Nigeria's National Identity Management System — which aims to bring together citizen information databases as diverse as driving licenses and [..] View

Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes 28 years after the Chernobyl accident, tests have found that more than one in three Saxony boars give off such high levels of radiation that they are unfit for consumption. [..] View

Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 ashshy writes Unlike the obvious battery needs for smartphones or electric cars, many consumers are unaware of the exploding need for enormous battery banks as modern power grids are bringing a whole [..] View

Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 sfcrazy writes The Raspberry Pi team has announced a new browser for Raspberry Pi. They had worked with Collabora to create an HTML5-capable, modern browser for Pi users. While announcing the new brow [..] View

New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have used a program named Ash 3D to predict the impact of a Yellowstone volcano eruption, and found that cities within 300 [..] View

Net Neutrality Campaign To Show What the Web Would Be Like With a "Slow Lane"

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 blottsie writes In a move out of the anti-SOPA campaign playbook, Fight for the Future and other net neutrality activist groups have set up the Battle for the Net coalition, which plans to launch an & [..] View

Tox, a Skype Replacement Built On 'Privacy First'

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Rumors of back door access to Skype have plagued the communication software for the better part of a decade. Even if it's not true, Skype is owned by Microsoft, which is be [..] View

Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 An anonymous reader writes "Back in August, groups of Russian hackers assembled the biggest list of compromised login credentials ever seen: 1.2 billion accounts. Now, domain registrar Namecheap [..] View

Apple iCloud Hack Reported As Cause Of Leaked Jennifer Lawrence And Other Celebrity’s Nude Photos

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 It's a little bit awkward when you're flipping through photos in front of a group and come upon that one **** pose in skimpy clothing you forgot was on there, but imagine if someone hacked your phone [..] View

Motorola ‘Shamu’ 6-inch Nexus X Phablet Breaks Cover Along With Moto X+1

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 While smartphone buyers are fixated on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 launch, Motorola is getting ready to make a splash with Shamu, the rumored successor to Google's Nexus X (some have also speculated th [..] View

Facebook Speaks Out On Messenger App Misinformation And How It Uses Devices, Cameras And Mics

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 There has been a lot of backlash since users were forced to download the Facebook Messenger app while removing the same feature from the primary app. In addition, a lot of criticism has been thrown a [..] View

Gigabyte Lets Fly With New Intel X99 Motherboards, Looking HOT

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Here's hoping you didn't burn through all of your upgrade cash last month, as Gigabyte has a new series of motherboards that any Intel-centric gamer is going to want. The company's new X99 Series Mob [..] View

Is The HealthKit API The Last Product Vision Legacy Steve Jobs Left Apple Before His *****?

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left this world far too early, and during his waning moments at the company he built into an empire, his declining health due to pancreatic cancer and subsequent complicat [..] View

Minix To Launch Intel Bay Trail Powered Zeo Z64 Mini PC In October For $129, Runs Windows 8.1 Or Android

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Your options in the mini PC space rapidly expanding. Not only that, but they're becoming more intriguing with each new release. Come October, Minix plans to launch its Neo Z64 mini, a pint-sized syst [..] View

Microsoft Defies Federal US Court Order To Disclose Customer’s Overseas Email

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Microsoft is flat out ignoring a federal court order to provide U.S. prosecutors access to a customer's emails being held on a server in Ireland. For Microsoft, this boils down to a matter of trust w [..] View

343 PAX Prime Unveiling Details Halo: Nightfall And More Insight On The Halo Channel

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Halo fans looking forward to more about the Halo Channel and Halo: Nightfall were in for a treat at PAX Prime. At the convention, 343 Industries revealed some more information about the channel and t [..] View

Apple Joins Forces With Visa and MasterCard For NFC-Powered Mobile Transactions

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 The unveiling of Apple's next iPhone is expected to take place next Tuesday, but despite that, the rumor train surrounding the device refuses to slow down. Late last week, we reported that the iPhone [..] View

Internet Archive Uploads Massive Database Of Historical Images To Flickr, 'The Commons'

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 There have been times when I've uploaded what I considered to be a "slew" of images to some service, which in reality might have peaked at about 50 or so. But then there's someone like Kale [..] View

Archeologists Confirm Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 It is a mystery which has intrigued archaeologists for centuries: did the huge Neolithic stones which make up Stonehenge form a complete circle? Now the puzzle has been answered after the dry [..] View

16-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Fly To Syria To Join Jihad

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to travel to Syria to join Islamist rebels was arrested at an airport in France, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday. View

Obama Authorizes More Airstrikes In Iraq

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Barack Obama on Monday formally notified Congress that he had authoriZed targeted air strikes in Iraq to help deliver humanitarian aid to the besieged Shia town of Amerli, the White House said in a st [..] View

Human Trial For Ebola Vaccine To Begin This Week

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 The ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa prompted the National Institutes of Health to expedite safety testing for several vaccines already in the works. View

Apple Says It Is 'Actively Investigating' Celeb Photo Hack

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Apple said it was “actively investigating” the violation of several of its iCloud accounts, in which revealing photos and videos of prominent Hollywood actresses were taken and pos [..] View

Man Nearly Dies In Ice Bucket Challenge After Plane Drops Water On Him

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 While there is no argument that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a huge success in raising money and awareness for research, the compelling need of some people to become a viral video hit is alar [..] View

The Man Redditors Blamed For The Jennifer Lawrence Nude Leak Says He Is Innocent

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 “I regret it so much. I didn’t even get any bitcoin out of it. It’s the stupidest thing I’ve done and I hope it won’t ruin my life, though it probably [..] View

Guantanamo Bay Is Falling Apart

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 The unit that houses the most notorious detainees is built on unstable ground. In the kitchen building, temperatures soar to 110 degrees at midday, steel supports are corroded, and workers must cover [..] View

Fallout Continues In Ferguson Police Department

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 One St. Louis-area police officer resigned and another retired in the continued fallout from questionable police actions in the days after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, [..] View

GIGABYTE Launches New X99 Series Motherboards

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the availability of their new X99 motherboard lineup based on the Intel® X99 chipset wi [..] View

Patent Allows Watermarking of Already Encrypted Movies

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Verance, the company behind Cinavia anti-piracy protection, has been awarded a new patent on a method of inserting watermarks into content that has already been compressed and encrypted. The compan [..] View

Labor Day

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 While I expect news in the tech world to be fairly slow today because of Labor Day, there are still a bunch of you out there that have to work so I'll gather up what news I can find so you have someth [..] View

Activision Could Make A Play For Take-Two

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 It's funny how one analyst makes "an emerging romance" comments about Activision and Take-Two and now the company's stock is trading at a six year high. "For Activision, acquiring T [..] View

Farms Of 'Artificial Humans' To Replace Animal Testing

1:01 am, September 2, 2014 Hang on, if they start testing on artificial humans what will PETA have left to ***** about? Smartphone-sized microchips replicating human lungs, livers and other organs are being used to test the [..] View

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