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Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign
theodp writes Techcrunch reports that Mark Zuckerberg has donated $500K to expand the Hour of Code campaign, which aims to reach 100 million students this year with its learn-to-code tutorials, including its top-featured tutorial starring Zuckerberg (video). Techcrunch adds that
Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years
merbs writes Earlier this year, Denmarks leadership announced that the nation would run entirely on renewable power by 2050. Wind, solar, and biomass would be ramped up while coal and gas are phased out. Now Denmark has gone even further,
France Investigating Mysterious Drone Activity Over 7 Nuclear Power Plant Sites
thygate writes In France, an investigation has been launched into the appearance of drones on 7 different nuclear power plant sites across the country in the last month. Some of the plants involved are Creys-Malville en Bugey in the southeast,
Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart
An anonymous reader writes Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937, but scientists may have now uncovered where she ended up. Researchers have identified a piece of aluminum, which washed up on a remote Pacific island, as dated to the correct time
New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation
vinces99 writes A new study shows that the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributed to the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago did not occur gradually but rather was characterized by three abrupt pulses.
Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40
An anonymous reader writes Google today announced plans to disable fallback to version 3 of the SSL protocol in Chrome 39, and remove SSL 3.0 completely in Chrome 40. The decision follows the companys disclosure of a serious security vulnerability
Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For Suicide Prevention
VoiceOfDoom writes Major UK charity The Samaritans have launched an app titled Samaritans Radar, in an attempt to help Twitter users identify when their friends are in crisis and in need of support. Unfortunately the privacy implications appear not to
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Bethesda confirms Prey 2 cancelled
No longer just in development hell: Pete Hines, VP of Bethesda, has confirmed that the company has officially stopped working on Prey 2.
Angry Birds Transformers gives you a fresh new way to play (pictures)
A team of birds and pigs are tasked at saving Pig Island from the evil EggSpark in this side-scrolling, shoot em up game.
Star Wars: Galactic Defense arrives for Android, iOS
The Force is strong with this tower-defense game, but youll want to play it on a big screen.
$50 credit w/ new Disney Rewards Visa card account at Disney Store
$50 credit w/ new Disney Rewards Visa card account
PlayStation 4 2.00 update hit with widespread bugs, "Rest Mode" issue
A major PS4 firmware update is causing systems to crash, but Sony is aware of the problem.
World of Warcraft hits its tenth anniversary
CNET speaks to World of Warcraft Lead Game Designer, Ion Hazzikostas, about the history of WoW and making a game that is all things to all players.
The Longest Journey arrives remastered for iOS
The hit point-and-click classic has been soft-launched in Australia and New Zealand, and is coming soon to the rest of the world.
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IBM teams with Chinese ISP Tencent to advance cloud portfolio
The companies will work together to build Software-as-a-Service offerings that tap into mobile, cloud and big data for use in internal processes and operations.
The future of big data storage will be on Hadoop, Actian predicts
The Actian chief technology officer believes that the wave of big data and analytics will become so overwhelming that Hadoop will become the dominate platform in the market that business will rely on to store their data.
Piracy cat is out of the data-retention bag: Ludlam
Mandatory data retention is not just about national security, but also about cracking down on illicit online file sharing, according to Greens communications spokesperson Scott Ludlam.
Privacy Commissioner, ACMA ink deal to ease duplication
The ACMA and the Australian Privacy Commissioner have signed a deal to work together in a bid to streamline telecommunications, spam, and telemarketing matters, and to ease duplication in their respective duties.
Acquia reaps reward from demand for unified platform
Acquia has experienced a revenue growth for the 22nd consecutive quarter, driven by the demand the company is receiving from global brands for its open-source web content management platform.
Why SoftBank's Son bet big on India
By investing $840 million in just two companies, SoftBanks Masayoshi Son signalled the beginning of a long-term romance with India. Here are some reasons for his decision.
ATO overhauls IT contractor panel in red tape blitz
The Australian Taxation Office is hoping to save up to AU$4 million annually from an IT contractor panel overhaul.
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Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charges
The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of
Nintendo’s New Health Device Listens to You Sleep
Nintendos first entry into the quality of life business, which it plans to release by early 2016, is a device that tracks a users level of fatigue by monitoring
Digital Innovation and the Future of Storytelling: A New Golden Age?
The media world was taken by surprise when HBO — and subsequently CBS — announced they will allow consumers to bypass traditional pay TV distributors to
Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
Brand aficionados (including us) are concerned about what could happen to a publicly traded Ferrari. The post Fiat Is Selling Ferrari. What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
The Best Thing About Microsoft’s Health Tracker Is That It’s Cross-Platform
Microsoft has been working on its own health tracking service, Microsoft Health, and a wearable to go along with it, Microsoft Band. Both are available starting
Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud
As the cloud goes mainstream, the technology will become crucial to executives handling projects powered by analytics. Which basically means every department head. Because the insights that analytics are
Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu
Hey, spiders are just trying to make a living. Sometimes in your house. The post Happy Arachtober: Spider Cthulhu appeared first on WIRED.
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Corsair's Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse Weighs Under 100 Grams
Corsairs latest gaming mouse is made especially for fast-paced gaming, weighing less than 100 grams.
Razer Lights Up MMO Gaming With Naga Epic Chroma
Razer has updated its Chroma line with an MMO mouse.
Roccat's New Mechanical Keyboard Geared For eSports
Heres a new eSports-focused keyboard from Roccat.
Lenovo Completes Motorola Acquisition And Strives To Become A Strong Global Mobile Player
After announcing the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola in January, the deal is finally complete, and Motorola is now a Lenovo company.
The Evil Within PC Gets A 60 FPS Toggle, Playable Demo
Now gamers dont have to bother with debug commands.
Report: AMD R9 290X Coming in 8 GB Variants
It looks like we will be getting 8 GB variants of the R9 290X after all.
This Is What 60 FPS Video Looks Like On YouTube
YouTube has launched 60 FPS video support, and its smooth!
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FCC reportedly close to reclassifying ISPs as common carriers
Hybrid approach wouldnt prevent all Internet fast lane deals.
Pirate Bay co-founder convicted in Denmark’s “largest hacking case” ever
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, aka anakata, could face up to 6 years in prison.
Google ordered to pay a woman $2,250 for Street View image showing cleavage
Although her face was blurred out, image had “part of her breast exposed.”
Motorola is now officially part of Lenovo
Lenovo and Motorola say they will continue to ship stock Android devices.
Retailers accuse credit unions of talking smack about card breaches
Letter calls out credit unions for spreading “misleading” info to media, Congress.
PS4 Share Play impressions: Here, have a laggy Internet controller
Despite latency issues, the virtual couch is a nice addition to PlayStation Plus.
Why is the new iMac 5K instead of 4K? It’s all about the video, baby
It’s not enough to just see 4K content—you have to be able to edit it, too.
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4 Weeks With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI
If you are thinking about upgrading to a multi-GPU set up, make sure you read our 4 Weeks With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI article before you plop down your hard earned money. What do you get when you take
4 Weeks with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI
What do you get when you take two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 video cards, configure those for SLI, and set those at your feet for four weeks? We give our thoughts and opinions about actually using these GPUs in our
The Evil Within Demo
There is a three chapter demo for The Evil Within on Steam today. If you like the game enough to buy it, you get to keep all the progress you made in the demo. Starting October 30th, youll be able
XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition Video Card Review
Today we are reviewing the new XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition video card. We will compare it to a pair of GeForce GTX 760 based GPUs to determine the best at the sub-$250 price point. XFX states that it
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Make sure you guys check out this readers. The coupon codes for the items listed below wont last forever and are limited to stock on hand so youd better get in on these deals before November 5th! CANADA:EVGA Supernova 850w
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Cases: Fractal Design Core 3300 @ techPowerUP!Fractal Design Core 3300 @ eTeknixETC.: Corsair Gaming H1500 @ HardwareHeavenPC Perspective Podcast #324 @ PCPerMotherboards: ASUS ROG Maximus VII Impact @ Tweak.dkStorage: Corsair Voyager Air 2 @ MadShrimps
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate AIO CPU Cooler Review
Bigger is always better and Thermaltake keeps with that thinking with its Water 3.0 AIO (All-In-One) CPU cooler. Thermaltake expands it radiator system to an impressive 360mms worth of liquid cooling. What is probably most impressive though is it does
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Xbox Games With Gold November 2014 Preview
Somehow, October has already come and gone. Some of you may be wondering what to wear for All Hallows' Eve, or if you need to run out for some last minute treats. But the folks at
Best Video Cards: October 2014
After a couple of months off due to a very busy fall product season, we’re finally back again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap. Since our last guide it has
HP Inc Unveils The Sprout All-In-One To Blend The Physical And Digital World
The newly formed HP Inc took the wraps off a fairly unique PC. The Sprout is a traditional all-in-one computer that has been coupled with a 3D camera system, a 20-point touch mat, and a DLP
Lenovo Completes Motorola Mobility Purchase
Back towards the start of this year, Lenovo announced that it would be acquiring Motorola Mobility from Google. Motorola Mobility, the phone and gadget arm of Motorola, would be sold to Lenovo for just under $3
Synology DS415+ Review: DSM on Intel Rangeley
Synology recently launched the DS415+, their first Intel Rangeley-based NAS. This 4-bay NAS, targeted towards SMBs and SOHOs, finally brings about hardware accelerated encryption capabilities to DSM in the desktop tower form factor. The Rangeley platform also provides a host
Microsoft Launches Microsoft Health And The Microsoft Band
Today Microsoft launched a new platform called Microsoft Health, and to accompany this they are officially launching the long rumored health and fitness band, called, well, Microsoft Band. And to satisfy the new cross platform initiatives
Skyera Releases skyHawk FS All-Flash Array: Up to 136TB of NAND in 1U
Our enterprise storage coverage has mainly been focused on individual enterprise SSDs from the likes of Intel and Micron, but there's a lot of interesting action in the storage array space. I
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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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