Exodus Intelligence Details Zero-Day Vulnerabilities In Tails OS
New submitter I Ate A Candle (3762149) writes Tails OS, the Tor-reliant privacy-focused operating system made famous by Edward Snowden, contains a number of zero-day vulnerabilities that could be used to take control of the OS and execute code remotely.
Netflix Reduces Physical-Disc Processing, Keeps Prices the Same
Nom du Keyboard writes: After seeing a drop in my DVD service from Netflix I got a customer service representative tonight to confirm that Netflix has ceased processing DVD returns on Saturdays nationwide. And that they did this without notifying
MIT' Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generati
rtoz (2530056) writes Researchers at MIT have developed a new spongelike material structure which can use 85% of incoming solar energy for converting water into steam. This spongelike structure has a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam.
NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller
MojoKid (1002251) writes NVIDIA just officially announced the SHIELD Tablet (powered by their Tegra K1 SoC) and SHIELD wireless controller. As the SHIELD branding implies, the new SHIELD tablet and wireless controller builds upon the previously-released, Android-based SHIELD portable to
AirMagnet Wi-Fi Security Tool Takes Aim At Drones
alphadogg (971356) writes In its quest to help enterprises seek out and neutralize all threats to their Wi-Fi networks, AirMagnet is now looking to the skies. In a free software update to its AirMagnet Enterprise product last week, the Wi-Fi
MIT' Combines Carbon Foam and Graphite Flakes For Efficient Solar Steam Generation
rtoz (2530056) writes Researchers at MIT have developed a new spongelike material structure which can use 85% of incoming solar energy for converting water into steam. This spongelike structure has a layer of graphite flakes and an underlying carbon foam.
For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It
New submitter Tmackiller writes with an excerpt from VG247.com: The British government has decriminalised online video game, music and movie piracy, scrapping fuller punishment plans after branding them unworkable. Starting in 2015, persistent file-sharers will be sent four warning letters
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Facebook closes Oculus deal
The social networking giants $2 billion deal for the virtual reality startup is done. Now the hard part begins.
Multiplayer gets weirdly mesmerising with Push Me Pull You
Four-player Push Me Pull You is one of the strangest -- and most mesmerising -- gaming experiences weve ever clapped eyes on.
Video game software sales drop in June with no compelling new entries
Sales of new hardware more than doubles, but software returns to struggle.
Oculus to get hands on with new virtual reality gear
Facebooks virtual reality company is readying motion control prototypes for its headsets to offer a more immersive experience for consumers.
In Korea, is being addicted to video games cause for a military exemption?
An early policy amendment has suggested that video game addicts may be exempt from mandatory military service but so far, no one has qualified for the exemption.
Nvidia plans hybrid Android, PC gaming device, report says
Nvidias next gaming device will reportedly feature a separate controller and run both mobile games and PC games.
GameStop CEO: Retailer won't mess with games' creative direction
Following report that retail chain plans to fund exclusive game content for customers, GameStops chief says its not going to meddle with developers creative process.
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Oracle Data Cloud builds off BlueKai merger for social, marketing deals
Despite nearing the dead middle of summer, its already been a big time for big data at Oracle.
Teradata's Hadoop dreams lead to two company acquisitions
Teradata continues its mission to meld data warehouses and big data, announcing that it acquired the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt.
RSA's security utopia requires China, US to be friends
Countries must set aside their differences and work together to create new norms of behavior in an interconnected digital world, or risk having the current digital chaos bleed into the physical world, warns RSA chairman Art Coviello.
Samsung and Google provide more details on Knox contribution to Android L
As businesses look beyond BlackBerry for smartphone security, Samsung and Google step up to the plate. Knox integration is coming in Android L.
Nvidia debuts Shield tablet for gamers
Nvidia add a new member to the Shield family, the new Shield high-performance gaming tablet featuring the Tegra K1 processor based on the Kepler architecture and 192 GPU cores.
Wireless charger Swich is stylish design hit
Swich – the Smartphone Wireless Charger is a stylish accessory for your mobile device made entirely from sustainable materials.
Big Switch releases SDN switching fabric for datacenters
The company says its Big Cloud Fabric will accelerate the adoption of hyperscale networking technologies.
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They’re Here: Massive Mayfly Emergence in Wisconsin
This amazing mass emergence is a giant orgy. And good news about water quality.
Bats Use Polarized Light to Set Their Internal Compasses
Although bats are known for using echolocation to orient and navigate, they draw on a suite of senses to get around. A new study reveals another ability: bats use patterns of polarized light in the sky to navigate. Richard Holland
Next Big Thing You Missed: Bigger, Cheaper Batteries Will Eliminate Power Outages
General Electric wants to bring clean, reliable, efficient, and affordable energy to the masses, and in a rare move for the 122-year-old company, its launching a startup to do it.
11 Trippy Illustrations of History’s Most Infamous Computer Viruses
Malware isn’t meant to be entertaining, and yet, many of the viruses that sneak their way into our computers are really just malicious displays of extreme creativity.
Shape-Shifting Jet Wings, From Soviet War Planes to Top Gun’s Tomcat
Take off. Rise. Soar. Bank. Turn. Stall. Swoop. Dive. Land. For each of the different kinds of flying an airplane has to do, there’s an ideal shape and configuration for its wings. Even though bird-like flappability isn’t feasible with struts
Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them
David Schwen | Wheel: Getty Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution. Last year the two
This Computerized Exoskeleton Could Help Millions of People Walk Again
The ReWalk is the first bionic exoskeleton approved by the FDA for personal use. Heres the story of how it came to be.
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PQI Claims World's First Apple Lightning and USB Memory Stick
A USB OTG drive for Apple Lightning Devices
Seagate Shipping 8TB Hard Drives for Testing
Seagate reports key client feedback on testing units has been very positive.
Swiftech's New H220-X is Patent Troll Proof
Swiftechs H220-X has arrived, and it should be safe from patent trolls.
Eight New Haswell Refresh Processors Arriving Soon
Eight new Intel processors have surfaced.
Asus Releases its ROG Maximus VII Formula Motherboard
The Asus ROG Maximus VII Formula is a new flagship motherboard.
Thermaltake's New Ventus Mouse Comes With Vents
Thermaltake has a very interesting design choice for its new mouse.
EKWB's New R9 290(X) Water Block to Increase Compatibility
EKWB built a new water block thats compatible with the R29FA R9 290(X) board design.
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Deaf advocacy groups to Verizon: Don’t kill net neutrality on our behalf
Verizon claimed Internet fast lanes will help deaf, blind, and disabled.
Verizon nearly doubles quarterly profits after buying Verizon Wireless
Company is making money hand-over-fist via tablet data plans.
New Xiaomi Mi 4 smartphone takes its design cues from the iPhone
The Apple of China shows off its new $300 flagship.
Riot starts getting tough on toxic players with “instant” bans
Strict penalties for racism, homophobia strengthen attempts at player reform.
Bacterial antivirus system repurposed to attack HIV where it’s hiding
Cuts up copies of HIV that have inserted themselves into the genome.
Comcast memo on viral cancelation call: It was “painful to listen to”
Comcast COO admits: Retention agent... did a lot of what we trained him to do.
Woman arrested after posting selfie of shoplifted dress
Love my dress, accused shoplifter posted to Facebook.
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SilverStone Raven RV05 Rotated Computer Case
If you like your computer cases with a twist (90º to be exact), make sure you read our evaluation of the SilverStone Raven RV05 rotated computer case. The SilverStone Raven series of cases long ago broke the mold when it
SilverStone Raven RV05 Rotated Computer Case Review
The SilverStone Raven series of cases long ago broke the mold when it comes to normal computer chassis. Its design execution has always been good and the Ravens airflow characteristics are excellent. Today SilverStone pushes the new Raven RV05 out
Real Life Holodeck With An Oculus Rift
The work these guys are doing with the Oculus Rift and large scale real-time tracking is rather impressive. Holodeck anyone? Comments
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Cases: In Win S-Frame @ CowcotlandETC.: Intel Core i7 4790K @ Bjorn3DKingston HyperX Cloud @ XtremeHardwareMotherboards: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 @ Tweak.dkGigabyte Z97X-SOC FORCE @ MadShrimpsStorage: Plextor M6S PX-256M6S 256GB SSD @ NikKTech
Apple Scores Patent For 'Wrist-Worn Electronic Device'
Dear U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you do not have to rubber stamp everything Apple submits. Oh yeah, Dick Tracy would also like to have a word with you guys about this patent. Comments
ASUS Launches RT-AC87 Dual-Band Wireless-AC2400 Gigabit Router
Following its preview at CES 2014, ASUS is excited to launch the ASUS RT-AC87, the worlds first Wave 2 802.11ac consumer router and the fastest 5 GHz with speeds up to 1.73Gbps. Powered by Quantennas award-winning QSR1000 4x4 Multi-User Multiple
NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Review Round-Up
Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, weve done our best to round up as many reviews as we can and post links to them here for your convenience. Well add more reviews throughout the day
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Nvidia Launches Shield Tablet
Today, Nvidia is announcing the Shield tablet. While normally such launch announcements don’t require much in the way of exposition, Nvidia is in an odd place. Last year, the Shield portable and Tegra Note 7 were
Nokia Lumia 630 Review
With the introduction of the Lumia 630 and 635 models, we have our first look at the next generation of low cost Windows Phone devices, and the Lumia 630 is a phone with many firsts for this segment. It’s the
Xiaomi Launches the Mi 4
Today, Xiaomi announces the next version of their flagship smartphone, the Mi 4. Much like the OnePlus One, this device is effectively a high end device at a mid-range price. For the most part, this device
Samsung Begins Tizen Rollout for Original Galaxy Gear in the US
Samsung's original Galaxy Gear was one of the first in an initial wave of Android smartwatches. It ran Android at a time where a smartwatch was not a form factor that Google had anticipated for their
6 TB NAS Drives: WD Red, Seagate Enterprise Capacity and HGST Ultrastar He6 Face-Off
Western Digital launched the first NAS-specific 6 TB drive today. In expanding their Red portfolio, they have brought 6 TB drives suitable for 24x7 operation into the hands of home consumers. Some enterprise-specific 6 TB drives have been around since
Western Digital Updates Red NAS Drive Lineup with 6 TB and Pro Versions
Back in July 2012, Western Digital began the trend of hard drive manufacturers bringing out dedicated units for the burgeoning NAS market with the 3.5" Red hard drive lineup. They specifically catered to units having 1-5
Manual Camera Controls and RAW in Android L
For those that have followed the state of camera software in AOSP and Google Camera in general, it’s been quite clear that this portion of the experience has been a major stumbling block for Android. Third
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Talking to big machines
One of the core ideas we set out to explore at Solid is “design beyond the screen” — the idea that, as software moves into physical devices, our modes of interaction with it will change. It’s an easy concept to
Online communities could benefit from the power of offline meetings
As software vendors, open source projects, and companies in all fields rush to gather communities around themselves, I’m bothered that we haven’t spent much time studying the lessons face-to-face communities have forged over decades of intensive work by a dynamic
Four short links: 22 July 2014
write-good — a naive `lint’ for English prose. cockroachdb — a scalable, geo-replicated, transactional datastore from a team that includes the person who built Spanner for Google. Spanner requires atomic clocks, cockroach does not (which has corresponding performance consequences). (via
Transparency and transformation at PayPal
Three years ago, PayPal was growing exponentially, staying profitable and was considered the most successful online payments company in the world. This should have been the recipe of a company that was attracting top talent across the globe, and keeping
Four short links: 21 July 2014
nupic (github) -GPL v3-licensed ode from Numenta, at last. See their patent position. Robocup — soccer robotics contest, condition of entry is that all codes are open sourced after the contest. (via The Economist) Security Data Science Paper Collection —
A good nudge trumps a good prediction
Editor’s note: this is part of our investigation into analytic models and best practices for their selection, deployment, and evaluation. We all know that a working predictive model is a powerful business weapon. By translating data into insights and subsequent
Four short links: 18 July 2014
Questions to Ask when Reviewing a Design (GDS) — GDS made stickers, but I might just put this in poster form on the wall. They missed, “can you make it pop?” though. Saturated — wonderfully unsubdued web palette for prototyping.
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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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Apple Teams Up with IBM to Make iPhone and iPad Ultimate Tools for Businesses and Enterprises
IBM to Sell Business-Optimized iPhone and iPad Devices
IBM to Invest $3 Billion In Research of Next-Gen Chips, Process Technologies
IBM to Fund Development of 7nm and Below Process Technologies, Help to Create Post-Silicon Future
Intel Postpones Launch of High-End "Broadwell-K" Processors to July - September, 2015
High-End Core i Broadwell Processors Scheduled to Arrive in Q3 2015
Intel Delays Introduction of Core M "Broadwell" Processors Further
Low-Power Broadwell Chips Due in Late 2014
Intel Readies New Quark "Dublin Bay" Microprocessors
Intels Dublin Bay Chips Due in 2015
The World's Fastest: Gigabyte GeForce GTX Titan Black GHz Edition Review
Were going to benchmark the worlds fastest single-GPU graphics card which offers two cooling systems for the user to choose from
K|NGP|N and Tin Overclock Nvidia's GK110 Processor to 2.0GHz
Top Experts Overclock GeForce GTX 780 Ti Graphics Cards GPU to 2025MHz
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