Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House
New submitter knightsirius writes: A Washington homeowner is having to sell his new house after being refused internet service from Comcast and CenturyLink despite receiving confirmation from both that the location was able to receive broadband service. The whole process
Big Vulnerability In Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests At Risk
An anonymous reader writes Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would
Amazon Announces Unlimited Cloud Storage Plans
An anonymous reader sends word that Amazon is now offering unlimited cloud storage plans to compete with Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive. Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage
Ordnance Survey Releases Mapping Tools
rHBa writes The BBC reports that the UK mapping organization Ordnance Survey has added 4 new products to its open data portfolio: OS Local, Names, Rivers and Roads. Perhaps the most interesting of the free data sets is OS Local
Robobug: Scientists Clad Bacterium With Graphene To Make a Working Cytobot
Zothecula writes By cladding a living cell with graphene quantum dots, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) claim to have created a nanoscale biomicrorobot (or cytobot) that responds electrically to changes in its environment. This work promises
Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground In US
Nervals Lobster writes Millennial tech workers are entering the U.S. workforce at a comparable disadvantage to other tech workers throughout the industrialized world, according to study earlier this year from Educational Testing Services (PDF). How do U.S. millennials compare to
Win Or Lose, Discrimination Suit Is Having an Effect On Silicon Valley
SpzToid sends word that the Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers discrimination case wrapped up yesterday. No matter what the outcome turns out to be, it has already effected how business is being done in Silicon Valley. Even
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2 Plants vs. Zombies Building Sets for $8 + $5 s&h
2 Plants vs. Zombies Building Sets for $8
Jellycat Musical Pony for $9 + free shipping
Jellycat Musical Pony for $9
2,000+ Baseball Cards, 10 MLB Poker Chips for $35 + $4 s&h
2,000+ Baseball Cards, 10 MLB Poker Chips for $35
Halo Online ready for free battle -- in Russia
The title will allow Russian gamers to play against each other at no charge as part of a closed beta.
Quadcopter Drone w/ HD Video Camera for $54 + $5 s&h
Quadcopter Drone w/ HD Video Camera for $54
LEGO Ninjago Destructoid Set for $24 + free shipping
LEGO Ninjago Destructoid Set for $24
Say hello to the most unforgiving PS4 game to date
Bloodborne is just like the good-guy math teacher you had in high school: tough as nails, but will give you the chance to succeed if you just apply yourself and focus.
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As launch nears, iOS apps get Apple Watch support
Third-party apps that support Apple Watch have started to arrive in Apples App Store.
​Microsoft launches on-demand Azure backup and recovery
Microsoft is rolling out new features backup and recovery features for enterprise customers with virtualised IT infrastructure across private and public clouds.
Buying from other countries to get easier as EC competition boss prepares to grill retailers
Europes competition commissioner is launching an inquiry into whats keeping Europeans from buying goods and services online from vendors in European countries outside of their homeland.
Startup industry backs employee share scheme changes
Australian startup advocacy group StartupAUS has welcomed the governments moves to amend the countrys employee share scheme in a bid for startup employees to reap greater benefits from their financial interests in early stage companies.
Nokia keeps Vodafone Australia's network management contract
Despite a rocky relationship over the last five years, Vodafone has reappointed Nokia Networks to manage the companys network services.
Tasmanian Audit Office reveals 'excessive' online attack risks
The Tasmanian Audit Office has revealed that all five of the state government departments audited for a new report released this week were at excessive risk from online attacks.
​Second CBA IT exec charged for corruption
A 44-year-old man has been charged with seven counts of corruptly receiving payments from a US-based IT company totalling almost AU$1.9 million.
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How You Really Look While Taking That Selfie
One photo is never enough for tourists at Hong Kongs Avenue of Stars. The post How You Really Look While Taking That Selfie appeared first on WIRED.
What It’s Like to Watch Hodor DJ a ‘Rave of Thrones’
Inside the cosplay-rave Venn diagram that is a DJ set by Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor). The post What It’s Like to Watch
Facebook Messenger Now Has Apps. Here Are the Ones to Try
Youve already got more Facebook Messenger power-up options than you likely need, so we sifted through pile to see which ones deserve a place in your
Absurd Creature of the Week: ‘Punk Rocker Frog’ Has Shape-Shifting Spikes and Teen Angst
The punk rocker frog changes the texture of its skin to better blend in with its surroundings, which is very weird for a
Go Behind the Scenes of Mad Men’s Exquisite Set Design
A new exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City lets Mad Men fans explore sets from the show. The post Go Behind
Why Does Nintendo Want This Superfan’s YouTube Money?
YouTube game reviewers and gaming publishers battle back and forth over copyright issues, and YouTubes policies favor the big guys. The post Why Does Nintendo Want This Superfan’s YouTube
When Apple Pulls the Plug on the Tech Your Company Runs On
Acquisitions can leave companies that depended on the software that was just gobble up out of luck. And when startups suffer, so does innovation. The
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All About Click ARM, The Darkhorse In The Modular Mobile Hardware Race
Multiple companies are working on developing modular mobile devices. ImasD Technologies is one you may not have heard much about, but the Spain-based company is making some noise.
Toshiba's New 'TZ5000 ApP Lite' Chips Focus On IoT Devices, Wearables, Streaming
Toshiba launched four new chips focused on IoT devices and wearables that contain both ARM and Imagination IP.
Yahoo Dishes Out New Transparency Report
This is Yahoos fourth transparency report.
Custom Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 To Include Advanced Iris Recognition For B2B Applications
SRI International, a research group, announced that Samsung has licensed its iris authentication system for enterprise customers.
Amazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage
Looking to expand its cloud storage offerings and compete with other cloud services, Amazon has added unlimited storage for any content with the new Unlimited Everything service.
EA Responds To Battlefield Hardline DRM Complaints
Blame the problem on Origin Authentication.
F-Secure Explains Why Router Checker Is Free, Adds Assurance About Privacy
F-Secure says its not collecting private data.
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AT&T’s plan to watch your Web browsing—and what you can do about it
Want to opt out? It could cost up to $744 extra per year.
Childhood abuse victims don’t always grow up to be abusers
Families with abuse histories might be more scrutinized by social services.
Nintendo’s physical DLC: Supply-limited toy needed for new gameplay puzzles
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker mode moves beyond usual Amiibo cosmetic bonuses.
Noose around Internet’s TLS system tightens with 2 new decryption attacks
Exploits pluck passwords and other sensitive data out of encrypted data streams.
Salesforce abandons all future Indiana plans following passage of SB 101
Urges other IN tech companies to follow suit; Gen Con CEO also responds.
German pro basketball team relegated to lower division due to Windows update
Paderborn general manager: This entire issue has nothing to do with sports.
Liveblog (12p EST, Friday): Robots, smart factories, and the Internet of… stuff
Ars takes your questions about robots, smart machines, and industrial cloud.
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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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Exploring DirectX 12: 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test
This week the benchmarking gurus over at Futuremark are releasing their own first run at a DirectX 12 test with their latest update for the 3DMark benchmark. Futuremark has been working away at DirectX 12 for some time – in
Estimating Intel-Micron 32-layer 3D NAND Die Size
Yesterday Intel and Micron shared some new details of their 3D NAND technology and during the presentation they also showed a production wafer. I missed the wafer during the live broadcast (hence I
Xbox Games With Gold April Preview: Double Games!
Microsoft teased last month that April would be a special month for Xbox Games With Gold, with the program doubling up on the games made available. Last month was somewhat of a new beginning as well,
Intel-Micron Share Additional Details of Their 3D NAND
Today must be the busiest day in the world of NAND. Earlier today, Toshiba announced that it has begun shipments of its 48-layer 128Gbit 3D NAND part and now a few hours later Intel
Toshiba Announces 48-layer 128Gbit 3D NAND - Samples Shipping Today
The 3D NAND race is heating up. Samsung has been shipping its 3D NAND products for over six months now, but so far we have known very little about the others' 3D NAND technology. With today's announcement,
Samsung Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge: Preview
Yesterday we received our Galaxy S6 and S6 edge review units. We’re still working on the final review but I wanted to share some early results from both devices. For those that are unfamiliar with these two phones, the Galaxy S6
OCZ Releases Intrepid 3700 Enterprise SSD
A little over a year OCZ introduced its first in-house designed enterprise SSD series called the Intrepid 3000. What separated the Intrepid from OCZ's earlier enterprise SSDs was the fact that it utilized a fully custom
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Copyright Bots Kill App Over 'Potentially Infringing' Images, Follow This Up By Blocking App Fo(...)
With bots performing all sorts of intellectual property policing these days, fair use considerations are completely off the table. Nuances that cant be handled by a bot should theoretically be turned over to a human being in disputed cases. Unfortunately,
Good News: Internet Ad Industry Realizes It Needs To Embrace HTTPS
About a year ago, when we switched to default HTTPS, we pointed out that one of the major reasons why other news sites refused to do the same was that most ad networks would not support HTTPS. In fact, we
Let's Do Business: How Lifting The Embargo Has Opened The Door For Cuban Trademark Suits
Ill miss the Cuban embargo. The easing of relations that it brings with it will likely mean the end of the 1950s-style spy games and crazy plots -- like the CIA plot designed to make a leaders beard fall out.
DailyDirt: Flying With The Greatest Of Ease
Airplanes have been commonplace for quite some time now, and weve grown accustomed to what an airplane should look like. Ask any kid to draw a plane, and youll probably get familiar results. However, this doesnt mean weve reached the
California Legislators Pushing Warrant Requirement For All Access To Electronic Information, In(...)
Good news from California: a bill requiring warrants for Stingray device usage (among other things) has passed out of a Senate committee and is headed for an assembly vote. Among other sweeping new requirements to enhance digital privacy, the bill
Dangerously Underpowered NSA Begging Legislators For Permission To Go To Cyberwar
Cyber-this and cyber-that. Thats all the government wants to talk about. The NSA, which has always yearned for a larger slice of the cybersecurity pie, is pushing legislators to grant it permission to go all-out on the offensive to protect
Free Speech, Censorship, Moderation And Community: The Copia Discussion
As I noted earlier this week, at the launch of the Copia Institute a couple of weeks ago, we had a bunch of really fascinating discussions. Ive already posted the opening video and explained some of the philosophy behind this
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