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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station
SternisheFan writes Canadas robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United
UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure
An anonymous reader writes When you pay the tax on a road vehicle in the UK, you used to get a paper tax disk to affix to the inside of your car windshield. However the relevant records are documented electronically
Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone
An anonymous reader writes with news about a government plan to build a Tier IV data center in an earthquake prone district of Bangladesh. The Bangladesh Ministry of Information is considering the establishment of a Tier 4 data centre in
35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska
the eric conspiracy writes Lack of sea ice in the Arctic has forced record numbers of walrus to come ashore in Alaska. The walrus, looking for a place to rest have come ashore in Point Lay Alaska. The walrus normally
35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska
the eric conspiracy writes Lack of sea ice in the Arctic has forced record numbers of walrus to come ashore in Alaska. The walrus, looking for a place to rest have come ashore in Point Lay Alaska. The walrus normally
Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science
aarondubrow writes The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is transforming science, industry and everyday life. But what weve seen so far is likely just the tip of the iceberg. As part of an effort to improve
Leaked Docs Reveal List of 30 Countries Hacked On Orders of FBI Informant Sabu
blottsie writes A Federal Bureau of Investigation informant targeted more than two dozen countries in a series of high-profile cyberattacks in 2012. The names of many of those countries have remained secret, under seal by a court order—until now. A
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Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer marks a new beginning for civilization
A 10-minute gameplay trailer for Sid Meiers Civilization: Beyond Earth has hit, and it looks like the space-age take on the classic series makes some interesting changes to the formula.
Pokémon finally launches on iOS, kind of
An official Pokémon game has finally arrived for mobile, but its not quite what fans have been asking for: its a digital trading card game.
Assassin's Creed Identity offers first RPG experience for iOS
Ubisoft has launched a new Assassins Creed for iOS, touting it as the first in which users can create, develop and customise their (exclusively male) assassins.
50% off 1st box order at Citrus Lane at Care.com
50% off 1st box order at Citrus Lane
Leading ladies of gaming celebrated on Humble Bundle
Pay what you want for games like Lilly Looking Through, Ms. Splosion Man and The Cat Lady with female protagonists and help raise money for the Girls Make Games scholarship fund.
Incredible Lego Doom model (pictures)
See an amazing 6-foot-long Lego tribute to Doom that re-creates a series of four scenes from the 1993 classic.
This Lego Doom build will haunt your nightmares
Lego artist Iain Heath built an incredible 6-foot-long Lego model of scenes from the 1993 classic video game Doom.
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Broadband Britain: Where we've come from, where we are going
Thirty five years ago the UK could have started the process of wiring up the country with fibre optic broadband. That never happened - but whats the situation now?
Waze unveils government data exchange program
A new scheme dubbed Connected Citizens will give real-time anonymized crowdsourced traffic data to government departments.
Romania opens corruption case into nine ministers over Microsoft licensing deal
Romanias local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences.
Nvidia's Tegra chip powers new Honda connected car infotainment system
Honda has debuted an Android-based vehicle infotainment system powered by Nvidias Tegra chip.
Google stops displaying news snippets from German publishers that sued it
Google will soon stop showing some news snippets in search results after German publishers sued it in June.
Toshiba launches smallest embedded NAND flash products to date
Toshiba says its new NAND flash products are 26 percent smaller than previous generations.
ARM, TMRC announce plans for 64-bit ARM-based processors on 10FinFET tech
ARM and TMRC have inked a new agreement to deliver ARMv8-A processor IP optimized for TSMC 10FinFET process technology.
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Dr. Who and Skyler Team Up to Solve a Small-Town Murder
Two of television’s most iconic characters of the last decade – David Tennant’s Dr. Who and Anna Gunn’s Skyler White – have new gigs as an
Come Learn at WIRED University in a New USC Degree Program
WIRED is going back to school, and you can come with us. At the first-ever WIRED By Design conference on Wednesday, our editor-in-chief Scott Dadich revealed
WIRED Space Photo of the Day for October 2014
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With Ebola, the Public’s Right to Know Trumps Patient Privacy
What we know for sure about the confirmed case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas is that it occurred in a man who travelled here from Liberia to
Cops Are Handing Out Spyware to Parents—With Zero Oversight
Mere days after a government crackdown on a spyware manufacturer comes the startling revelation that law enforcement agencies have been purchasing commercial spyware themselves and handing it out
Keys to Controlling Ebola in the US: Travel Records and Infection Control
If you’re at all interested in infectious diseases, you’ve probably heard by now that a person traveled to the United States while infected with Ebola, was diagnosed and is now in a hospital in Texas. (I was on a flight
McLaren Offers a Watered-Down Supercar for Buyers in Asia
The 625C is a less powerful version of the mid-engine, rear wheel-drive 650S. The post McLaren Offers a Watered-Down Supercar for Buyers in Asia appeared first on WIRED.
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LG Electronics Ships 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor
Heres another curved display shipping in October.
QNAP Updates TS-x70 Pro NAS With 16 GB Of RAM
Qnap has updated its TS-x70 Pro NAS units by expanding the memory to 16 GB.
USB 3.1 And Its Disruptive USB Type-C Connector
USB 3.1 brings with it exciting new capabilities in the form of the USB Type-C connector and cables, USB SuperSpeed 10 Gb/s and USB Power Delivery v.2.0.
ARM Launches "mbed" Standards-Based Platform To Accelerate Pace of IoT
ARM wants to accelerate the evolution of the Internet of Things, and its launching a comprehensive platform that comes with supported hardware, an operating system called mbed OS and server technology called Device Server.
Zotac Intros ZBOX MI521 Nano XS Series
Zotac managed to cram an Intel Core i3 processor into its Nano XS series.
FreedomPop Breaks New Ground, Begins Making Own Tablets And Smartphones
FreedomPop is now making its own devices?
TSMC, ARM Announce First 64-Bit big.LITTLE Chip Built On 16nm FinFET Process
TSMC and ARM announce the first big.LITTLE implementation on the 16FF (16nm FinFET) process. Some chip companies should start shipping products using it as early as next year.
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How EA’s jet-setting founder avoided $26 million in taxes
I bought a private jet because I thought it would make me more efficient in my work.
It’s now legal to make backups of movies, music, and e-books in the UK
As of today parodies of copyright will also be granted more permissive status.
Hands-on with the Windows 10 Start menu—as big or as small as you want it
Windows 10s most noticeable feature blends Microsofts past and present.
Making a homemade metal semi-automatic rifle just got crazy easy
Defense Distributed releases Ghost Gunner, a $1,200 desktop CNC mill.
Verizon Wireless caves to FCC pressure, says it won’t throttle 4G users
Verizon kills network optimization policy that was set to take effect today.
Facebook apologizes to LGBTQ users, plans “substantive changes”
Changes to controversial real-name policy are teased but not yet fully unveiled.
Is it safe to store CO2 beneath the seafloor?
Researchers try it off Scotland’s coast to measure the impact.
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'Shellshock' Attacks Could Already Top 1 Billion
It is important to note that this report estimates that attacks could be as high as one billion.The Shellshock vulnerability is dangerous because it can be exploited to remotely execute code on affected machines, which could lead to malware injections,
LEGO DOOM
This is one of the coolest things you will see all day. Comments
ardware Round-Up II
Cases: AZZA Z CSAZ-103 Mini-ITX @ BmRCooling: Coolermaster Hyper D92 @ FrostyTech ETC.: Roccat Tyon Mouse @ Hardware HeavenSteelSeries 9H Headset @ pcGamewareMotherboards: GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming G1 WiFi @ Legit ReviewsStorage: QNAP TS-653 Pro @ Legion Hardware
Lamborghini Reveals New Hybrid Concept Car
While Im not too impressed with the way they come up with the 910 horsepower rating, this hybrid beast is still a beautiful car. Lamboghini has announced its first plug-in hybrid showpiece, and its quite beautiful. The Asterion LPI 910-4
LEPA LV12 CPU Cooler
The crew at ThinkComputers just finished their review of the LEPA LV12 CPU cooler. Overall they seemed rather impressed with the heatsink, giving it a 9 out of 10. Today we will be taking a look at one of their
Global And US Internet Speeds Increasing
Although it may not seem like it, the latest report from Akamai says internet speeds are increasing almost everywhere in the US.Major ISPs, such as AT&T and Verizon, are pleading with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not to boost its
Facebook Apologizes To Drag Queens, Alters Identity Policy
Facebook is changing its policy on the use of pseudonyms so that people are not forced to use their birth names. I want to apologize to the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our
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Benchmarked - Metro: Last Light Redux
Last month 4A Games released updated versions of the two earlier games in the Metro series, Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux. The games have both been remastered using the latest version of 4A
PlayStation Plus October 2014 Free Games Preview
October is now here, and so is the news from Sony about which games will be available this month for subscribers to PlayStation Plus. For the last couple of months, PlayStation Plus members have been fortunate
ARM Announces “mbed” IoT Device Platform
Following up on the incredible success of smartphones, tablets, and other handheld-size mobile devices, device manufacturers have been toying with ideas on what comes next. A common theme across many of these ideas has been the
A New Windows - Windows 10 Announced By Microsoft
It was only two years ago that Windows 8 was unleashed on the world. Microsoft tried to usher in an era of “Touch First” applications with a new look and feel for Windows. To say that
Pebble Announces Improved Health Tracking and Lower Prices
Regardless of one's opinion about the utility of the Pebble watch, there's no denying that the company has done a good job of updating their software, features, and both UI and hardware design as time has
HP, AppliedMicro and TI Bring New ARM Servers to Retail
Yesterday HP announced retail availability of two ARM based servers, the ProLiant m400 and m800. Each are offered in a server cartridge as part of the Moonshot System. A single 4.3U Moonshot chassis can hold
The iPhone 6 Review
With every launch of the iPhone, Apple seems to have everything to lose and not much to gain. Apple’s iPhone line accounts for the majority of profits in the smartphone space, and as the smartphone market marches towards maturity it
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Four short links: 2 October 2014
I Heart Logs — I linked to Jay Kreps’s awesome blog post twice, and now he’s expanded it into a slim O’Reilly volume which I shall press into the hands of every engineer I meet. Have you heard the Good
Four short links: 1 October 2014
Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers, Needs More Practical People (IEEE) — Grishin said that while looking for business opportunities, he saw too may entrepreneurs proposing cool new robots and concepts but with no business cases to support them. The robotics
Stop hacking random stuff. Its getting trivial.
I was gratified to read Dave Aitel’s rant about junk hacking last week : “Yes, we get it. Cars, boats, buses, and those singing fish plaques are all hackable and have no security. Most conferences these …
What Amazon, iTunes, and Uber teach us about Apple Pay
Something’s been nagging at me about Apple Pay, and the hype about it. The Apple-Pay web page gushes: “Gone are the days of searching for your wallet. The wasted moments finding the right card. The swiping and waiting. Now payments
Four short links: 30 September 2014
Continuously Testing Infrastructure — “infrastructure as code”. I can’t figure out whether what I feel are thrills or chills. Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees (National Geographic) — He and fellow researchers devised novel techniques to fabricate,
Four short links: 29 September 2014
How Community Feedback Shapes Behaviour (PDF) — Not only do authors of negatively-evaluated content contribute more, but also their future posts are of lower quality, and are perceived by the community as such. Moreover, these authors are more likely to
Python 3: threat or menace?
I wish I still had my copy of this: a Harvard Lampoon parody of Life magazine from the ’60s, displaying a picture of a flying saucer and the ominous headline: “UFOs: Threat or Menace?”. I was reminded of this when
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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 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,
AMD Has No Plans to Reconsider Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Cards
AMD Will Not Lower Recommended Prices of Radeon R9 Graphics Solutions
Crucial MX100 Review: An SSD for the Masses
Crucial has dropped the price per gigabyte of SSD storage below the $0.5 mark and it is not a sale of old products. Were talking about a promising new model with high performance, excellent features and good reliability. Whats the
Samsung Begins to Produce 2.13GHz 64GB DDR4 Memory Modules
Samsung Uses TSV DRAMs for 64GB DDR4 RDIMMs
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