Apple Design Guru Jony Ive Named Chief Design Officer
An anonymous reader writes: Jony Ive, Apples senior VP of design has been promoted to the role of Chief Design Officer. Ive became Apples chief of industrial design in 1997. Under Ives direction, Apples put out an impressive list of
Attackers Use Email Spam To Infect Point-of-Sale Terminals
jfruh writes: Point-of-sale software has meant that in many cases where once youd have seen a cash register, you now see a general-purpose PC running point-of-sale (PoS) software. Unfortunately, those PCs have all the usual vulnerabilities, and when you run
Bats' White-Nose Syndrome May Be Cured
New submitter alabamatoy writes: Several news outlets are reporting that a common bacteria may be proving successful in curing white-nose syndrome which has been decimating the bat populations across North America. A new treatment using a common bacterium was developed
Sniffing and Tracking Wearable Tech and Smartphones
An anonymous reader writes: Senior researcher Scott Lester at Context Information Security has shown how someone can easily monitor and record Bluetooth Low Energy signals transmitted by many mobile phones, fitness monitors, and iBeacons. The findings have raised concerns about
Large Amount of Star Citizen Art Assets Leaked
jones_supa writes: A huge batch of work-in-progress assets for Star Citizen have leaked to the public. An unknown person, likely connected with Cloud Imperium Games in some way, provided a link to the 48 gigabytes of content. The link has
Leaked Document Shows Europe Would Fight UK Plans To Block Porn
Mark Wilson writes: Before the UK elections earlier in the month, David Cameron spoke about his desire to clean up the internet. Pulling — as he is wont to do — on parental heartstrings, he suggested that access to porn
Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases
cstacy writes: Only the female mosquitoes bite and transmit viral diseases such as Dengue Fever. Scientists have finally discovered the elusive genetic switch called Nix, that determines the sex of these blood sucking insects, and hope to selectively eliminate females
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​Jony Ive becomes Apple's first 'chief design officer'
Apple has a new plan to keep its most valuable employee, design guru Jony Ive, away from retirement by freeing up his time to concentrate purely on design.
Tasmania gives AU$1.7 million for UXC Hobart office
The Tasmanian government has announced a five-year plan to secure approximately 50 jobs for locals by endowing UXC with AU$1.7 million.
'Supercity' IT spending revealed, SAP the big winner
A new transparency report reveals a lot about how and where Auckland Council is spending its IT budget - and about its blown-out NZ$157 million NewCore project.
TechOne profit down as cloud revenue more than doubles
TechnologyOne has said it will hit its total annual profit growth target of 10-15 percent despite a drop on profit the half year.
Amazon now paying tax in Germany and UK
Amazon has reportedly moved to have its local profits taxed within Germany and the United Kingdom from the start of this month.
Human Services data centre consolidation nears completion
The Australian Department of Human Services has almost completed its massive data centre consolidation project, with the opening of a new centre in Fyshwick.
Netflix accidentally bills Australian customers multiple times
Some Australian users of streaming video service Netflix have reported being charged up to 13 times for their monthlys subscription.
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With His New Novel, Paolo Bacigalupi Imagines an Arid Future
Out today, The Water Knife centers on a vicious fight over water rights in a near-future, desiccated American Southwest. The post With His New Novel, Paolo
GoDaddy Isn’t the Company You Think It Is
As the worlds biggest tech companies say theyre trying to advance the role of women in the industry, GoDaddy---yes, that GoDaddy---is an example of real progress. The post GoDaddy
Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From Antarctica
Armed with a GoPro and a drone, a father and son document the natural wonders of Antarctica. The post Get Lost in This Stunning Drone Footage From Antarctica
The Mystery of the Torso in Buffalo Cave
Last November, shortly after he’d been hired as a sheriff’s deputy in rural Clark County, Idaho, John Clements indulged his curiosity by reviewing the county’s unsolved homicides. It was
These Days, All Politics Is Technological
We realize that politics tends to be divisive. But it’s important. Think of it this way: Politics is just social change made manifest. The post These Days, All Politics Is Technological
We (Now) Recognize Cory Booker, the Tweeting Senator From NJ
I am very respectful of the Senate’s important traditions, but it also has to keep up with the times. The post We (Now) Recognize Cory Booker, the
‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity
Globe-like agglomerations of human neural cells look and act strikingly like real, living grey matter. The post ‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity appeared first
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Whiteout Brings Easy To Use PGP-Encrypted Email To Android, iOS And Desktop
Whiteout launched an IndieGoGo campaign to further develop its end-to-end encrypted email service that brings PGP email to the desktop, Android and iOS.
Turtle Beach Promises Premium, Wireless Audio For Xbox One With Elite 800X Headset
The Turtle Beach Elite 800X brings a host of advanced features to a wireless, Bluetooth capable gaming headset for Xbox One.
Biostar To Showcase Intel 100-Series Chipsets At Computex
It looks like well be seeing more details on the 100-series of chipsets from Intel at Computex, as told by Biostar.
'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt' Gets Second Patch, Fixes Graphics And Keyboard Controls
It hasnt been a full week yet and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gets its second round of patches, including better response for keyboard controls and more graphical fixes.
Xbox Windows 10 App Updated, Includes Avatars, Game Hub, Custom Game DVR Controls
The Xbox app on Windows 10 has a new update which includes custom controls for Game DVR, and the ability to send diagnostic information to Microsoft as it prepares for the apps live streaming feature.
Moto G 1st Gen Now Getting Android 5.0.2 'Lollipop' Update
Motorola announced the Android 5.0.2 update for the first generation Moto G, which brings performance, security and UI improvements.
Electronic Arts Feels The Need to Reboot 'Need For Speed'
Hey look its another rebooted franchise. Speedhunters, Need for Speed will be available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this Fall.
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Atomic telescope brings atoms to standstill
May let researchers see quantum to classical transition.
How one mayor struggles with balancing privacy and surveillance
Oakland must determine limits on LPRs, stingray use, and we have not done that.
Which students get to have privacy?
There’s a push to protect student data, but those in need are the ones being left behind.
Memorial Day rain? No problem for Quintron’s weather-dependant drone synth
Now on tour, the NOLA musicians performances literally change with the daily forecast.
A quick review of Apple’s new iPhone Lightning Dock
It aint cheap, but you probably wont have to buy a new one for your iPhone 7.
Sudden melt strikes glaciers on the Antarctic Peninsula
Area that had been stable until 2009 is now shedding 55 trillion litres of water.
Review: Tesla’s new Model S P85D—double your engines, double your fun
But at $130,000 loaded, it’s hard to overlook flaws—even if the car is McLaren F1-fast.
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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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SanDisk Releases Z400s SSD for Mainstream PCs & Embedded Applications
With Computex only a week away, SanDisk is taking a head start today with the release of Z400s SSD. SanDisk is aiming to cater two different markets with the X400s, the first one being the traditional mainstream PC
ASRock Rack Announces EP2C612D24 and 4L: Dual Socket Haswell-EP with 24 DDR4 Slots
Two things jumped out at me when I received this press release. Firstly the name, which comes out as a mouthful – it isn’t something you could casually mention in conversation, even if you worked closely
2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro’s dGPU (R9 M370X) Is Cape Verde
Earlier this week Apple announced their 2015 15” Retina MacBook Pro. Though Apple didn’t make any CPU changes, they did make some GPU changes on the high-end model, swapping out NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 750M for AMD’s
AMD Teases Upcoming Video Card
Between Financial Analyst Day 2015, their briefing on High Bandwidth Memory, and now a carefully seeded hardware sample to DICE developer and uber guru Johan Andersson, AMD is making sure that no one is left unaware
Crucial MX200 (250GB, 500GB & 1TB) SSD Review
Last year Micron launched M600 SSD for the OEM market, but unlike in the past there was no simultaneous retail product release. We were told that the M600 firmware features would sooner than later find their way into a Crucial
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review (2015)
The X1 Carbon has been Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad since it was launched, and it brings the world of the ThinkPad business class notebook down into a much thinner and lighter form factor. Today we have the third generation of the
Windows 10: Build 10122 Released To Fast Ring
Today there is a new release of Windows 10 available to those who have chosen the fast ring for the Windows Insider program. There are a few more changes in this build, and there will be
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Meanwhile, In Japan: More Arrests For Cheating At Video Games
Some months back, we noted that something odd was happening in Japan: online gaming cheaters were being arrested. Yes, arrested. Not arrested in a virtual sense, not banned from games, arrested as in picked up by police and charged with
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt
When law enforcement abuses citizens, some people choose to focus on any aspects of the citizens behaviour that might have brought on the abuse. One such example happened this week when a woman was tazed by border patrol agents and
This Week In Techdirt History: May 17th - 23rd
Five Years Ago There was plenty of ridiculousness from Hollywood this week in 2010. For one thing, movie studies were decidedly not following through on their promises to offer lots of new content if they could only break your TV
Awesome Stuff: Handwritten Input For Anything, Anywhere
Freehand input is hardly a new idea. It was a fixture of the early Palms, a feature of the famous Newton, and of course our primary means of input before computers came along. With the ascendance of touchscreens today, the
Senate Fails To Pass Both USA Freedom And PATRIOT Act Extension, Setting Up Possible Expiration(...)
Well, well. Heres a quick (rare) Saturday post just to get folks up to speed on what happened late last night. After going back and forth for a while, the Senate voted on... and failed to approve both a version
Paper Says Public Doesn't Know How To Keep Score In Privacy Discussion While Glossing Over Gove(...)
Lawfare -- a blog primarily devoted defending the practices of spy agencies -- has released a paper authored by Benjamin Wittes and Jodie Liu that theorizes that the publics concern over privacy encroachments are -- if not overblown -- then
TPP Moves Forward In Senate With Fast Track; On To The House
As was widely expected after last weeks vote, the Senate has now voted in favor of fast track for trade agreements (officially Trade Promotion Authority) after Republican Senators convinced enough of their Democratic counterparts to give up their Constitutional authority
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