Twitter Shuts Down JSON API and Names New CEO
An anonymous reader writes: This month Twitter is closing down the JSON endpoint API which thousands of third-party software and plugin developers have depended upon for years. The alternative Rest API offers data which is aggregated or limited in other
Sensor Network Makes Life Easier For Japan's Aging Rice Farmers
szczys writes: The average age of Japans rice farmers is 65-70 years old. The work is difficult and even small changes to the way things are done can have a profound impact on these lives. The flooded paddies where the
Review: The Martian
I was both pleased and disappointed, as always, when I heard that a book I enjoyed was being made into a movie. Andy Weirs The Martian was the best new book Id read in years. It was written for nerds,
Nissan Creates the Ultimate Distracted Driving Machine
jfruh writes: More and more research is suggesting that it isnt safe to text or even talk on our phones hands-free while driving, but one brave car company is pushing full-speed in the other direction. Nissan has created a concept
B612 Foundation Loses Partnership With NASA; Asteroids Not a Significant Risk
StartsWithABang writes: Yes, asteroids might be humanitys undoing in the worst-case scenario. Its how the dinosaurs went down, and it could happen to us, too. The B612 foundation has been working to protect us by mapping and then learning to
Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached
An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports that negotiators have finally reached agreement over the Trans-Pacific Partnership from the U.S. and 11 other nations. The TPP has been in development for eight years, and has the potential to dramatically
Advertising Malware Affects Non-Jailbroken iOS Devices
An anonymous reader writes: Malware called YiSpecter is infecting iOS devices belonging to Chinese and Taiwanese users, and is the first piece of malware that successfully targets both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, Palo Alto Networks researchers warn. Whats more, the
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Skip Hop Sort and Spin Fishbowl Bath Toy for $10 + free shipping
Skip Hop Sort and Spin Fishbowl Bath Toy for $10
Little Tikes Discover Sounds Sports Center for $20 + free shipping
Little Tikes Discover Sounds Sports Center for $20
Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe for $20 + free shipping
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Jean-Luc Picard 1-oz. .999 Silver Coin for $75 + free shipping
Jean-Luc Picard 1-oz. .999 Silver Coin for $75
Marvel Super Hero Mashers Falcon Figure for $7 + free shipping
Marvel Super Hero Mashers Falcon Figure for $7
Star Wars Luke Skywalker and Wampa Set for $30 + free shipping
Star Wars Luke Skywalker and Wampa Set for $30
Playskool Transformers Rescue Bots Figures for $3 + free shipping
Playskool Transformers Rescue Bots Figures for $3
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Survey: The best and worst enterprise apps
Which enterprise apps matter most to your company? Which matter least? Take Tech Pro Researchs survey and share your thoughts and get a free copy of the research report.
HTC says monthly Android security updates are "unrealistic"
Lack of attention from carrier testing programs is the main reason. Perhaps HTC should take a cue from Motorola and sell unlocked phones only so it completely controls the Android software experience.
​YiSpecter malware can bypass Apple App Store checks to infect iPhones and iPads
Researchers have uncovered a new malware threat affecting iOS devices which they say has been distributed despite Apples App Store strict code review.
Big salaries, bigger challenges: How to hire and keep the best tech staff
Getting the right team together is vital to making any project a success. CIOs share their tips for finding and retaining the best.
​Longer laptop battery life? This is Microsoft's answer to the age-old problem
Microsoft researchers have built prototype mobile devices with several batteries and a new software layer to extend battery life.
​Blerter aims to disrupt the workplace death toll
Blerter wants to be the social network for health and safety across technology, company and industry silos.
AdBlock for Chrome sold, joins Acceptable Ads program
AdBlock for Chrome has been sold to an undisclosed buyer and will join the Acceptable Ads program.
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This Glass Wall Full of Frogs Breathes Like a Living Thing
The first cavity is filled with air, the second with water, a frog, and food for the frog. The post This Glass Wall Full of Frogs Breathes
Hope You’re Thirsty, Because This Back to the Future II Pepsi is $20
Have we got a deal for you, McFly! The post Hope You’re Thirsty, Because This Back to the Future II Pepsi is $20 appeared
Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA
The anti-surveillance group Intelexit has graduated from passing out pamphlets to dropping them from the sky. The post Activists’ Drone Drops Anti-Surveillance Leaflets Over NSA appeared first on WIRED.
Scientists in Antarctica Drink a Lot. Maybe Too Much
People drink a lot in Antarctica–maybe enough that the US government will have to send some breathalyzers. The post Scientists in Antarctica Drink a Lot. Maybe Too Much
Adam Ruins Everything Calls Out TSA ‘Security Theater’
On the next episode of his truTV show, comedian Adam Conover explores the security theater of the TSA screening process. Watch it here. The post Adam Ruins Everything Calls
How Lionsgate Went From Lightweight to Titan in 20 Years
Acquiring the rights to the Kingkiller Chronicle fantasy series means theres more riding high to do, but heres how they got to this point. The post How
Dorsey Announces Return As CEO in (What Else?) a Tweetstorm
This is Jack Dorseys second stint as CEO. The post Dorsey Announces Return As CEO in (What Else?) a Tweetstorm appeared first on WIRED.
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Patriot Increases Speeds With Latest Viper 4 DDR4 Kit
Patriot announced another extension of the Viper 4 series of DDR4 RAM, and at 3600 MHz, this dual-channel kit is the fastest DDR4 memory that the company has released yet.
Carrier Approvals Make Monthly Security Updates 'Not Realistic,' Says HTC
HTC USA President Jason Mackenzie said that the slow carrier approval processes of monthly security patches are not realistic, and he doubted Samsungs and LGs ability to offer them in a timely manner as promised.
Custom Button Assignments Coming To All Xbox One Controllers
It turns out you dont have to buy the new Xbox Elite Controller to customize button assignments as the feature is coming for all controllers in the near future.
Win 'Grim Fandango Remastered' From Tom's Hardware Community!
Were celebrating Halloween early by giving away Grim Fandango Remastered!
The LG V10 Smartphone: A Metal Mobile Video Shooting Powerhouse (Hands On)
LG announced latest smartphone, the 5.7-inch LG V10, is a new flagship that is part of a new V-series of phones from the company and features some unique innovations such as a secondary display, stainless steel construction
VR Will Never Be The Same For Me: StarVR Has Shown Me Future
Immersed Toronto is underway, and StarVR is on site showing off the company’s prototype HMD with its ultra wide FOV. There’s still plenty of work to do, but it’s pretty clear that a wider viewing angle offers
AMD Restructuring: What You Need To Know
In an official statement to Tom’s Hardware, AMD clarified the details of its restructuring goals, which included the development of several new key positions and teams, a new focus on enterprise and a 5 percent reduction to
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Man who crashed drone at US Open sentenced to 5 days community service
Prosecutor: Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of this incident.
Facing a strong backlash, person-rating app Peeple seemingly vanishes
Founder writes on LinkedIn: We want to bring positivity and kindness to the world.
Microsoft sites expose visitors’ profile info in plain text
CID data would be exposed once traffic left a Tor exit node.
Cop fired after recording himself repeatedly tasering unarmed suspect
According to prosecutors, the deployment of the Taser was unjustified.
Op-Ed: Requiring the impossible—how pride brought VW to its knees
Did VWs diesel scandal happen out of a desire to impress Ferdinand Piech?
New Outlook mailserver attack steals massive number of passwords
Backdoor in Outlook Web Application operates inside targets firewall.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow, thoroughly reviewed
Marshmallow brings a lot of user-requested features but still has no update solution.
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Steve Jobs' Widow Reportedly Tried To Block New Film
It is strange that none of these people had a problem with all those flattering movies about Steve Jobs. One famed Apple personality who doesnt share the anger about the new film is Wozniak, who was reportedly paid $200,000 to
PayPal Experiencing An Outage?
A number of our forum members noticed a strange PayPal outage starting yesterday that seems to be affecting a number of people. Apparently if you try to send money using PayPal, your account is charged but the reciever does not
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Enermax ETS-T40Fit White Cluster CPU Air Cooler Review
If you are building an air cooled system with an arctic white color scheme, make sure you read our evaluation of the Enermax ETS-T40Fit White Cluster CPU air cooler today. This could be just what you are looking for. Enermax
Drone vs. Moose = Tie
After all the videos weve seen of drones getting taken out by a ram, hawk, kangaroo and a chimpanzee, its nice to know that no drones were hurt during the making of this cute and cuddly encounter between a drone
ardware Round-Up
ETC.: Corsair VOID Gaming Headset @ MadShrimpsE-Blue Mazer K727 Mechanical Keyboard @ Modders Inc.G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 Mouse @ pcGamewareMotherboards: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-GAMING G1 @ techPowerUP!Storage: Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 @ HardwareSlaveVideo: MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning @ Tweak.dk
VW Evasion Likely Led To Dozens Of Deaths
Ladies and gentlemen, Volkswagen is proud to announce that, thanks to technology and software hacks, all TDI Clean Diesels come with 75% more murder. The software that the company admitted using to get around government emissions limits allowed VWs to
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The Acer Aspire S7-393 Review: Broadwell Comes To Acer's Ultrabook
The last time we got a chance to try out the Acer Aspire S7, it was back in 2013. At the time it was a big step up from Acer, and the Ivy Bridge based S7 came with one of
AMD Releases New PRO Mobile APUs: Carrizo up to A12-8800B
We touched upon this very briefly in our recent HP Elitebook news, but at the end of September AMD officially launched four new professional mobile APUs under the AMD PRO line.  The PRO line is
Windows 10 Feature Focus: CompactOS
Microsoft took a serious look at how to save space from the operating system files with Windows 8.1 Update. What they came up with at the time was WIMBoot, which used the recovery partition’s compressed WIM
AMD Announces FirePro Mobile W7170M, W5170M, & W5130M
In what’s turning out to be a busy week for mobile workstation announcements, AMD is announcing this week that they are launching three new FirePro Mobile parts. This latest announcement roughly coincides with the announcement of
Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native
Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code to hardware the more difficult it becomes,
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Review
The Galaxy Note line has long been one of Samsung’s greatest assets in the mobile market. While other Android OEMs have made phablets before, Samsung was pretty much the first OEM to ship a high-end device in this segment. Although
AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta Drivers
In a rare episode for AMD we get to see a second beta driver release in the same week. Earlier this week (Tuesday September 29th) AMD had released their Catalyst 15.9 Beta Driver. It brought optimizations
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Stanford Professor Insists Consumers Are Helped By Patent Trolls
Bloomberg has a weird story about Unwired Planets patent trolling. As weve discussed, Unwired Planet is a company thats gone through many forms over the years, from Phone.com to Openwave and then Unwired Planet. Its true that the company was
Hey, Remember How Net Neutrality Was Supposed To Destroy The Internet?
Before and after the FCC imposed new net neutrality rules, youll recall there was no limit of hand-wringing from major ISPs and net neutrality opponents about how these draconian regulations from a bygone era would utterly decimate the Internet. We
Daily Deal: Learn IT Security Skills With This CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner Training (...)
For just $25.99, you can brush up your security skills with this CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) training course. Obviously, you wont get the certification with just the deal, but youll be better prepared to take the CASP certification exam.
US Intelligence Community's Cavalier Attitude Towards OPM Hack
Weve obviously written a few times now about the big OPM hack that was revealed a few months ago, in which it appears that hackers (everyones blaming China for this) were able to get in and access tons of very,
After Pulling An All-Nighter, Negotiators Finish TPP; But Don't Expect To See The Text For A While
After negotiators failed to complete negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement a few months ago in Maui, there was some concern as to whether or not theyd ever be able to finish the agreement. They called a special
Paramount Pictures Thinks A Discussion Of GhostVPN Is Really A Pirate Link To The Movie Ghost
As you may remember, Viacom once sued YouTube for $1 billion dollars over video clips on the site. Right before the case was set to start, Viacom had to scramble and remove some of the alleged infringements from the complaints,
FBI Director Says Agency Will Track Police-Involved Killings Better By Not Changing Any Of Its (...)
After years of not giving a damn and letting the public do its job for it, the FBI is apparently ready to get serious about collecting stats on police-involved shootings. In a statement released along with the FBIs 2014 Crime
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