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Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10
jones_supa writes: Microsoft has just released Windows 10 TP build 9860. Along with the new release, Microsoft is introducing an interesting cadence option for how quickly you will receive new builds. The ring progression goes from development, to testing, to
Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard
Lasrick writes: David Ropeik explores risk-perception psychology and Ebola in the U.S. fficials are up against the inherently emotional and instinctive nature of risk-perception psychology. Pioneering research on this subject by Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff, and others, vast research on
Google Leads $542m Funding Round For Augmented Reality Wearables Company
An anonymous reader writes: After rumors broke last week, Magic Leap has officially closed the deal on a $542 million Series B investment led by Google. The company has been extremely tight-lipped about what theyre working on, but some digging
The Future of Stamps
New submitter Kkloe writes: Wired is running a profile of a gadget called Signet, which is trying to bring postage stamps into the age of high technology. Quoting: At its core, it is a digital stamp and an app. If
The Bogus Batoid Submarine is Wooden, not Yellow (Video)
This is a wet submarine. It doesnt try to keep water out. You wear SCUBA gear while pedaling it. And yes, it is powered by a person pushing pedals. That motion, through a drive train, makes manta-style wings flap. This
Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs
Lucas123 writes: Samsung has issued a firmware fix for a bug on its popular 840 EVO triple-level cell SSD. The bug apparently slows read performance tremendously for any data more than a month old that has not been moved around
NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders
gollum123 writes: Back in the day, computer science was as legitimate a career path for women as medicine, law, or science. But in 1984, the number of women majoring in computing-related subjects began to fall, and the percentage of women
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Up to 70% off family room items at Wayfair
Up to 70% off family room items
Pokémon teams up with manga horror legend Junji Ito to ruin your childhood
One of the worlds finest creators of comic book horror has teamed up with The Pokémon Company for a special scary collaboration.
Premium Children's Multimedia Learning Tablet Toy for $10 + free shipping
Childrens Multimedia Learning Tablet Toy $10
Plastic Balls 50-Pack for $8 + $4 s&h
Plastic Balls 50-Pack for $8
Video game software still struggling despite Destiny release
Thanks to the launch of Activisions Destiny, the game industry managed a modest September but is still seeing a slump in software sales, according to NPD Groups latest monthly report.
Mozilla plays with Humble Bundle to push Web games
Humble Bundles are no stranger to games, but the latest pay-what-you-want package of games is built for your Web browser.
Anita Sarkeesian cancels speech in wake of threats
Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has cancelled a speaking engagement at Utah State University after an anonymous email threatened a massacre.
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HP's Sprout: Can it be a game changer?
If reports about HPs next computing play are true, the company will promote 3D scanning and a computing interface that rhymes with work conducted by Microsoft Research.
New Windows zero day being exploited through PowerPoint
A vulnerability exists in Windows OLE for all versions except Server 2003. The company has released a workaround to block known attacks, but newer attacks could still get through.
Internet of Things: which things really should phone home?
Needed: clear-headed thinking on where IoT can and should make a difference.
SAP outlines HANA updates
SAP kicked off its TechEd & d-code conference with new features and tools for its HANA platform.
VMware satisfies earnings expectations for Q3 riddled with spinoff speculation
VMwares CFO credited the uptick to the virtualization companys newer businesses, which he defined as mobility, networking, storage, and hybrid cloud.
Microsoft delivers first update to its Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft has made available for download several new Windows 10 features to those running the Windows 10 Technical preview release.
Bring-your-own-device gains traction in the U.S. — even if enterprises aren't ready yet
Gartner says about two-fifths of all U.S. consumers who work for large enterprises use their own device for work. More often the case, their employer doesnt even know about it.
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A Velvet Worm Named for Totoro
This velvet worm is so cute its named for Totoro. Too bad its a slime-spewing killer. The post A Velvet Worm Named for Totoro appeared first on WIRED.
Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase
Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase’s services as part of its
Beware, Playing Lots of Chess Will Shrink Your Brain!
The newspapers love using neuroscience findings to make us feel bad about our less salubrious habits. Earlier this year they had a field day with a study that purported
Could Virtual Care Heal the Health System?
How many times have you been sick and tried to get an appointment with your doctor, only to find out that he or she had no openings for the next
Why CFOs Should Embrace SysAdmins
Traditionally, CFOs love developers because they create product. We tend to invest in developers, and expect efficiency from sysadmins. That’s because CFOs often see IT as a cost center, and sysadmins as
A Fire-Safety Nightlight That Offers a New Take on the Smart Home
The LEEO nightlight is just the first in what will be a series of connected devices designed for regular people. The post A Fire-Safety Nightlight That Offers a New Take on the Smart Home appeared first on WIRED.
New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It Into Text
The UNI tablet case uses gesture recognition technology to translate sign language into audible speech. The post New Tablet Case Recognizes Sign Language and Translates It
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Samsung’s Knox Devices Approved For Classified Use By US Government
Samsung Knox-enabled devices continue to be adopted at higher levels in the government as well as for more classified use.
AMD Sets New Pricing For A-Series APUs
Buy a specific A-Series APU and get a free PC game.
Sega Launching Alien: Isolation Add-On Pack This Month
New content is coming your way soon.
Toshiba Launching New 4-in-1 Convertible Laptop This Month
This laptop has four modes thanks to a flippable hinge.
Google’s 2-Step Verification Now Supports FIDO “Universal 2nd Factor” Open Standard
Google adds support for the FIDO Alliances Universal 2nd Factor open standards protocol, so now users can authenticate to Googles websites through a much more secure hardware-based method.
In-Win's 703, 707 Chassis Offer Sleek Looks With Ample Features
In-Wins new 703 and 707 computer cases offer sleek looks and room for ample hardware.
Thermalright's Macho Zero CPU Cooler Is Fanless
Thermalright updates its Macho CPU cooler to the Macho Zero, which ships without a fan.
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A huge Halo: Master Chief Collection clocks in at 65GB
Retail edition requires 20GB day-one download rather than a second Blu-ray disc.
After #GamerGate tweet, Adobe distances itself from Gawker “bullying”
But Adobe employee calls tweet a case of mistaken identity, promises an update.
Early iPad Air 2 benchmark suggests tri-core CPU, 2GB of RAM
The newest iPad could be more powerful by a sizable margin.
Staples likely breached, retailer defenses back in spotlight
Time to start sharing data and making corporate networks more secure.
Monica Lewinsky calls herself “patient zero” for online destruction
Lewinsky sees herself an early victim of the Internets echo chamber.
In wake of Anonabox, more crowdsourced Tor router projects make their pitch
Indiegogos Invizbox and Kickstarters TorFi want to deliver privacy for 30 bucks.
New chips will “power the gigabit era of DSL,” Broadcom claims
New tech based on G.fast standard makes copper much faster over short distances.
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New Windows Zero Day Being Exploited Through PowerPoint
Microsoft has posted a new security advisory (#3010060) warning of a vulnerability in Microsoft OLE that could allow remote code execution using PowerPoint. Microsoft is aware of a vulnerability affecting all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003.
ardware Round-Up II
Cases: Deepcool Steam Castle Case @ Think ComputersCooling: Cooler Master Nepton 240M @ Tech Report Deepcool Maelstrom 120 Cooler @ Technic3DThermalright Silver Arrow IB-E @ ocaholic ETC.: Lenovo Erazer x510 Gaming PC @ HotHardwareMotherboards: MSI X99S Gaming 9 AC @
Microsoft's CEO Set To Make $84M
Hmmm, a total compensation package worth $84.3 million? Not bad for less than nine months on the job. Microsoft Corps new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industrys biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3
Metallica To Perform At BlizzCon 2014
Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Metallica will be performing at BlizzCon 2014. Were thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If
A Political Party For Nerds And Geeks
As funny as this idea sounds, a political party made up of geeks and nerds would definitely be cooler than what we have now. I propose the Geeks and Nerds United party, or GNU, which is also an awesome triple
USC Researchers Track When The Web Sleeps
Researchers at USC say the internet actually sleeps, almost like a living creature. Comments
Courts: Not So Fast With Those Red-Light Camera Tickets
Besides being an obvious revenue generator for the city and state, why do they even red-light camera systems any more? Everywhere they are installed, this ends up happening. Thanks to railhaus for the link. In Florida, only law enforcement officers
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Upgrading the SSD in Chromebook & MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Drive M.2 2242 SSD Review
The majority of the Chromebooks tend to have 16GB of onboard storage with some high-end models having twice that. For the intended usage where everything is done in the web, that is sufficient, but when you need local storage for
Apple Q4 FY 2014 Fiscal Results - 21% Mac Growth And Strong iPhone Sales
This afternoon, Apple released their financial results for Q4 2014, which ended September 27, 2014. Strong iPhone sales, as well as a resurgence in Mac sales, boosted the company’s revenue above the $40 billion USD guidance to
GlobalFoundries Acquires IBM’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Business; IBM Bows Out
The history of the semiconductor manufacturing business is both a story of great success and great failure. On the one hand semiconductor manufacturing has allowed the creation of devices that have transformed society, and unusual for
SteelSeries Apex Gaming Keyboard Capsule Review
RGB variants of mechanical keyboards are very popular nowadays, but what about those users that want to stick with a classic membrane keyboard and gamers on a budget? SteelSeries' Apex Gaming keyboard might be what they are looking for, as
Apple Releases iOS 8.1 With Bug Fixes and New Features
Today Apple released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8 which launched in September alongside the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Prior to 8.1 we got a small bug fixing update in the form
Massdrop Infinity: A Fully Customizable 60% Keyboard
Try this one on for size: a compact 60% keyboard with mechanical switches, with a fully customizable layout. Officially launched this past Wednesday and available as a group buy for the next two weeks, that's exactly
The Battle of Bay Trail-D: GIGABYTE J1900N-D3V and ASUS J1900I-C Reviewed
All the recent talk of Haswell-E and high-end refreshes has obscured the more casual computing market. The Bay Trail platform uses Intel’s Atom based Silvermont cores and competes directly against AMD’s Kabini for integrated computing, digital signage and cheap computing
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Intoxicating machines
“Mr. Frankel, who started this program, began to suffer from the computer disease that anybody who works with computers now knows about,” Feynman later explained. “The trouble with computers is you play with them.” — George Dyson, describing the …
Commodity data analytics for health care
Analytics are expensive and labor intensive; we need them to be routine and ubiquitous. I complained earlier this year that analytics are hard for health care providers to muster because there’s a shortage of analysts and because every data-driven decision
Four short links: 21 October 2014
The Delusions of Big Data (IEEE) — When you have large amounts of data, your appetite for hypotheses tends to get even larger. And if it’s growing faster than the statistical strength of the data, then many of your inferences
Open data for open lands
President Obama’s well-publicized national open data policy (pdf) makes it clear that government data is a valuable public resource for which the government should be making efforts to maximize access and use. This policy was based on lessons from previous
Four short links: 20 October 2014
Fix Mac OS X — each time you start typing in Spotlight (to open an application or search for a file on your computer), your local search terms and location are sent to Apple and third parties (including Microsoft) under
Four short links: 17 February 2014
Time to Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Everything (Gizmodo) — instructions for enabling 2fa on Google, Facebook, and other common consumer Internet services. (via BoingBoing) Project Naptha — automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing
Use data or be data
Arguments from all sides have surrounded the question of whether or not everyone should learn to code. Trina Chiasson, co-founder and CEO of Infoactive, says learning to code changed her life for the better. “These days I don’t spend a
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DailyDirt: Should Touch Typing Replace Cursive?
Kids today are bombarded with technology -- touchscreens, keyboards, Xbox controllers, and various gesture-based user interfaces are all competing against the lowly pencil and paper. Sure, finger painting and crayons are still all the rage with toddlers, but once kids
Shamed By Google's Email Security Transparency Report, Comcast Is Rushing To Better Encrypt Emails
Well, that was quick. Yesterday Google announced its new email security/encryption transparency report, which revealed that Comcast and Verizon were primary offenders, in not using TLS to encrypt emails, making them much more vulnerable to surveillance. And, in less than
Number Of Companies Using The Patent System Is 'Surprisingly Small'
One of the common mantras is that patents are indispensable, particularly for smaller companies, in order to prevent inventions being appropriated. If that is true, then presumably innovative companies are patenting like mad in order to protect their inventions. But
Entrepreneurs Explain How The End Of Net Neutrality Would Mean Their Startups Don't Exist
Most of the discussion on the fight around net neutrality has focused on the big broadband providers, and to a lesser extent, the big tech companies. Unfortunately, that leaves out who will almost certainly be most impacted by all of
Creepypasta Feels Compelled To State That Its Stories Are Fiction & It's Not A Satanic Cult; Th(...)
I wont say I told you so, but...you know what, screw it, I told you so. I told you the horror story out of Waukesha, Wisconsin, where two girls attacked a friend, nearly killing her, invoking the name of Slender
NSA Chief Defends Facial Recognition Database By Denying Claims That Weren't Made
James Clappers defense of leaked NSA programs have fallen into the strictly legal + oversight framework so often its become a cliche that can be ably wielded by lower level staffers. Occasionally, Clapper fires off something longer, like his defense
US Marshals Step In To Keep Florida Police Department's Stingray Documents Out Of The Hands Of (...)
The incredible wall of secrecy erected by law enforcement agencies around their use of stingray devices (cell tower spoofers) continues. Harris, the manufacturer of most of these devices, gets the secrecy ball rolling with non-disclosure agreements, which law enforcement agencies
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Card Review
Our first look at Nvidias new flagship card featuring a Maxwell 2.0 GPU.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G Graphics Card Review
We have taken a look to one of a gamers dream graphics card based on new Nvidia Maxwell chip. And its unbelievable, but we cannot find any drawbacks in MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming. And now we will try to
Lisa Su Appointed as New CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
Rory Read Steps Down, Lisa Su Becomes New CEO of AMD
Nvidia Quadro K5200, K4200 and K2200 Professional Graphics Cards Review
Nvidia has updated its professional product line-up, promising more onboard memory and up to 40% more performance at the same prices and within the same TDP as before. We are going to test the new graphics cards in comparison with
Intel Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K Processors Review
The Devils Canyon processors unveiled this summer push the performance bar to a new level for the LGA1150 platform. Whats more, Intel says packaging optimizations make the Core i7-4790K and Core i5-4690K a real treat for overclockers.
ASUS Z97-Deluxe Mainboard Review
This mainboard looks good, easy to tweak, provides excellent performance at nominal mode and with CPU overclock. And its simple good platform, because its a flagship mainboard designed and manufactured by large and well-known company.
AMD FirePro W9100 Professional Graphics Card Review
AMD is going to significantly increase its market share in the professional graphics segment. To do this, the company had updated its FirePro series lineup. In this review we take a look at the new flagship video card for CAD/CAM,
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