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House Republicans Roll Out Legislation To Overturn New Net Neutrality Rules
An anonymous reader writes: U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and 31 Republican co-sponsors have submitted the Internet Freedom Act (PDF) for consideration in the House. The bill would roll back the recent net neutrality rules made by the FCC. The
In 10 Years, Every Human Connected To the Internet Will Have a Timeline
Presto Vivace writes: OReilly Radar has an article about how ubiquitous tracking and collection of data will fundamentally change how we live. Quoting: This timeline — beginning for newborns at Year Zero — will be so intrinsic to life that
Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?
snydeq writes: The trajectory of Mozilla, from the trail-blazing technologies to the travails of being left in the dust, may be seen as paralleling that of the now-defunct Unix systems giant Sun. The article claims, Mozilla has become the modern-day
Microsoft Closes Gap Between Windows 10 and Xbox One With "Crossplay" Plans
An anonymous reader writes In its attempt to make console gaming more accessible, Microsoft has announced that it will be developing universal apps which can run across Xbox One and Windows 10, as well as smartphones and other mobile devices
Oldest Human Fossil Fills In 2.8-Million-Year-Old Gap In Evolution
GeekyKhan writes Archaeologists have unearthed a human jawbone—with teeth-- that is believed to be the oldest remains ever found from early humans. It belonged to the earliest specimen of Homo and dates back 2.8 million years. From NPR: Although its
How Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With Axes
HughPickens.com writes Ingrid Burrington writes in The Atlantic about a little-remembered incident that occurred in 1992 when activists Keith Kjoller and Peter Lumsdaine snuck into a Rockwell International facility in Seal Beach, California and in what they called an act
Robocops Being Used As Traffic Police In Democratic Republic of Congo
mspohr writes The Guardian describes robocops used in Kinshasa to direct traffic: The solar-powered aluminum robots are huge, towering over the jammed streets of Kinshasa, as cars and motorcycles jostle for road room, their horns blasting. Each hand on the
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The Sony Morpheus gets a better screen, a more comfortable headset and a fun demo (hands-on)
The new version of the Sony Morpheus VR headset shown at GDC in 2015 gets some notable improvements including a better screen, a more comfortable feel and a demo that was actually fun.
Virtual reality gets real with Sony's Morpheus (pictures)
Sony shows off the Morpheus VR headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
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​UK cops nab man accused of hacking US DoD to threaten Lizard Squad
Police have arrested a 23-year-old British man accused of hacking the US Department of Defense in an apparent effort to threaten the Lizard Squad hacking group.
BBM comes to Android Wear after hitting 100 million Android installs
BlackBerry has notched up 100 million BBM installations via Google Play and claims users have sent one billion stickers.
Australian government cloud services panel sees new additions
​Cloud services provider Bulletproof and Hitachi Data Systems Australia are in the latest list of companies to be added to the Australian Department of Finances whole-of-government cloud services panel.
SAP pitches HANA as a 'very open platform'
SAPs Steve Lucas has argued that while its newest Business Suite 4 has been built only for its HANA platform, it will give customers choice, as it will be available on multiple cloud platforms.
Microsoft reveals Windows vulnerable to FREAK SSL flaw
Redmond has said that the FREAK security flaw is found in versions of its Windows operating system from Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and higher.
Australian wireless broadband market sees saturation: ACCC
​After years of growth, mobile handset and wireless broadband subscription levels are starting to reach saturation levels in Australia, according to the Australian competition watchdog.
MWC: 5G in 2020, and the rise of the machines
While 4G was about offering increased capacity and speeds for data-hungry users, vendors, telcos, and regulators are working to ensure that 5G is all about coping with the rise of connected machines.
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The WIRED Guide for Upgrading Your Apple Gadgets
With rumors of a new Retina MacBook Air on the horizon, we’ve prepared solid guidelines on when you should pony up for a new Apple gadget, and when you
NASA Probe Finally Arrives at an Icy Alien World
Larry Lebofsky has always been fascinated with Ceres, the biggest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Even the license plate on his 2005 Toyota Matrix
MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget Interfaces
Cords can be good for more than just tangling and tripping us up, argues a group of students from MIT. The post MIT Inventors Turn Power Cords Into Gadget
Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful
Conor Clarke shoots photos of cooling towers, industrial smokestacks and quenching towers in Germany. The post Smokestack Photos Make Pollution Look Strangely Beautiful appeared first on WIRED.
Review: Acer Chromebook 13
The Chromebook 13s great looks and long battery life dont make up for poor performance. The post Review: Acer Chromebook 13 appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: How the US Embassy Tweeted to Clear Beijing’s Air
When the U.S. Embassy in Beijing started tweeting data from an air-quality monitor, no one could have anticipated its far-reaching consequences. The post Opinion: How the US
This Guy Is Creating an All-New Cell Network Built by You
Steve Perlman wants you to install a tiny antenna in your home to build a crowdsourced cell network that doesnt depend on the major carriers. The
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Imagination Already Ported Vulkan API To Its PowerVR GPUs
Imagination talks about porting Vulkan to its PowerVR GPUs at GDC and about what the new API means for game developers.
Samsung Finds New Chip Partner In MediaTek
Samsung and MediaTek form a new chip partnership, according to Taiwan media reports.
MSI's Latest Workstation Laptop Packs Nvidia Quadro K4100M Graphics
MSI has built a new workstation laptop, but we think it might have an identity crisis.
Rambus Lensless Smart Sensor: A Tiny Image Sensor Designed for IoT
At MWC 2015, Rambus is showcasing its Lensless Smart Sensor, a tiny, no bigger than a human hair, image sensor designed for Internet of Things devices.
Gaming With Nvidia's Shield Home Console: Can Your Network Handle It?
If youre planning on gaming with the Nvidia Shield, your network better be fast.
Logitech's Deadalus Apex G303 RGB-Lit Gaming Mouse, Hands On
Logitech gave its G302 Daedalus Prime a couple of upgrades and gave birth to the G303 Daedalus Apex. There may be a little more than just a +1 going on here, though.
Understanding Microsoft's Global, Low-End Windows Phone Strategy
On the surface, Microsoft appears to be striking out on smartphones, but the company has a master plan for tackling the mobile market, and it has little to do with high-end flagship devices.
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Apple becomes part of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, AT&T gets the boot
Change attempts to add more information technology weighting to the average.
Hands-on with Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users
Uber-customizable browser goes against the IE-Safari-Chrome-Firefox grain.
Office for Mac 2016 hands-on: a vital upgrade, with some kinks to work out
Windows is king in Microsoft Office world, but this beta shows promise.
Comcast is not saying when it will make HBO Go available on the PS4
AT&T and Verizon let customers stream HBO on Sony consoles, but not Comcast.
Stop the presses: HTTPS-crippling “FREAK” bug affects Windows after all
Microsoft advisory dramatically raises the number of vulnerable end-user devices.
USPTO ends program for patents that could create “unwanted media coverage”
Sensitive applications included cures for AIDS, perpetual-motion machines.
Hands-on with the Huawei Watch: The most watch-like smartwatch yet
Huawei surprises MWC with an all-metal smartwatch with a sapphire crystal cover.
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SilverStone Raven RV05 Enclosure
You guys should head on over to PC Perspective today and read this review of the SilverStone Raven RV05 enclosure. For comparison purposes, you can see our evaluation here.The 90° motherboard orientation with the Raven RV05 provides what would seem
ISIS Threatens Twitter Employees Over Blocked Accounts
Whats the point of threatening Twitter employees when you cant use your Twitter account to brag about it? Isis supporters have threatened Twitter employees, including co-founder Jack Dorsey specifically, with death over the social networks practice of blocking accounts associated
ardware Round-Up II
Cases: Corsair Carbide 100R @ eTeknixCooling: Cooler Master Nepton 240M @ PCPerCRYORIG H5 CPU Cooler @ NikKTech ETC.: CM Storm NovaTouch TKL @ techPowerUP!Storage: Plextor M6e PCI Express SSD @ Vortez
The World's Richest Tech Billionaires
Somehow all of us keep getting left off this list every damn year. That Bill guy keeps stealing my spot. Bill Gates is once again the richest person on the planet, a title hes held for 16 out of the
10 Technologies Our Cars Should Have By Now
Jalopniks list of the 10 Technologies Our Cars Should Have By Now has everything from self-tinting windows to projected driving lines. What tech do you think should be in cars already? Comments
Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI Review
Modders Inc. has published a review of the Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI kit. If you are contemplating an upgrade to a tri-SLI set up, you might want to check out this review. There comes a time when you have
Facebook Is The Leading Cause Of....
The bad news is that Facebook makes you depressed. The good news is that Facebook offers counseling....that is if you live long enough to use the service. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that, basically, if you quietly
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X-Gene 1, Atom C2000 and Xeon E3: exploring the scale out server world
Most of our attention has gone to the midrange (Xeon E5, Opteron 6300) and high end market (Xeon E7) platforms. But the low end and micro server market is where most of the competition, innovation and the excitement is. Time for some
Updates on Valve’s Steam OS, Steam Link, and Steam Machines at GDC 2015
It’s been a while since we had much to report on Valve’s Steam OS and Steam Machine initiative. In the meantime things have been rolling along, and at GDC Valve announced a large number of
Unlocked Socketed 65W Broadwell Iris Pro Desktop CPU Demoed by Intel at GDC15
The next twelve months are set to be exciting times for the desktop space for Intel. While the current fifth generation mobile processors are coming to market, and the sixth generation being talked about in hushed
AMD FreeSync Update
There are plenty of users looking for FreeSync displays, and for those of us in the US we will have to wait a bit longer. However, AMD sends word today that FreeSync displays are now available
Intel and Raptr Announce Partnership To Bring Raptr To Intel GPUs
Dennis Fong’s Raptr is a utility that has made a name for itself in the PC GPU space in a relatively short period of time. After pivoting off of their original designs to be a chat
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Capsule Review
Logitech has been making mice for about as far back as most PC users can recall, enhancing and refining the input peripheral over the years. Their new G303 Daedalus Apex is an advanced lightweight gaming mouse that builds off the
NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX Titan X
During today’s GDC session on Epic’s Unreal Engine, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang dropped in as a special guest to announce NVIDIA’s next high performance video card, the GeForce GTX Titan X.In order to capitalize on the
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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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LG's Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34" Display Finally Hits the Market
LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.
Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K Processors Review
Some times ago Intel has announced the new generation CPUs for high performance and high sophisticated PCs. This is Haswell-E. Thanks to it a performance-hungry enthusiasts get the new processor microarchitecture, DDR4 support and eight cores in one chip. Also
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.
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