LinuxFest Northwest 2015 Will be Held April 25 and 26 (Video)
Their website says, Come for the code, stay for the people! We have awesome attendees and electrifying parties. Check out the robotics club, the automated home brewing system running on Linux, or the game room for extra conference fun. This
Schneier Explains How To Protect Yourself From Sony-Style Attacks (You Can't)
phantomfive writes: Bruce Schneier has an opinion piece discussing the Sony attack. He says, Your reaction to the massive hacking of such a prominent company will depend on whether youre fluent in information-technology security. If youre not, youre probably wondering
Machine Learning Reveals Genetic Controls
An anonymous reader writes with this quote from Quanta Magazine: Most genetic research to date has focused on just 1 percent of the genome — the areas that code for proteins. But new research, published today in Science, provides an
The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots
Jason Koebler writes: If and when we finally encounter aliens, they probably wont look like little green men, or spiny insectoids. Its likely they wont be biological creatures at all, but rather, advanced robots that outstrip our intelligence in every
All the Evidence the Government Will Present In the Silk Road Trial Is Online
apexcp writes: In less than a month, one of the biggest trials of 2015 will begin in New York City. The full list of government evidence and defense objections found its way online recently, shedding light on both the prosecutors
Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay
An anonymous reader writes: Not satisfied with merely launching The Old Pirate Bay, torrent site isoHunt today debuted The Open Bay, which lets anyone deploy their own version of The Pirate Bay online. This is achieved via a new six-step
Quantum Physics Just Got Less Complicated
wabrandsma sends this news from Phys.org: Heres a nice surprise: quantum physics is less complicated than we thought. An international team of researchers has proved that two peculiar features of the quantum world previously considered distinct are different manifestations of
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The best games of 2014
2014 was filled with plenty of surprises and sleeper hits. Here are the very best video games of 2014 in no particular order.
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Model X42 wireless gaming headset w/ Dolby surround sound, dual-band, multiple presets, independent mic volume, eqs and more.
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Virtual reality's next level: Seeing your hands
In this roundup, learn about YouTubes GIF maker, Facebooks take on a dislike button, and how the next Oculus Rift can track hand movements. Meanwhile, Bridget Carey learns she cant handle virtual zombies.
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Microsoft delivers Power BI mobile app for iPad
Microsoft is releasing a number of new Power BI business intelligence features in preview form, as well as rolling out a new native Power BI app for iPad.
Microsoft confirms it is dropping Public Website feature from SharePoint Online
As rumors suggested, Microsoft is deprecating Public Websites from SharePoint Online and Office 365 in January 2015. Heres more on why and what happens next.
Unmanaged WordPress not usually worth the risk or trouble
The main lesson I take from the WordPress RevSlider attacks is that, for self-hosters, vigilance is absolutely necessary, but perhaps not enough, to keep your WordPress site secure from attack.
Year in review: storage highs and lows
The pace of change continues to accelerate as Big Data, IoT and video create growing demand. New technologies are emerging while cloud storage erodes traditional business models.
Spark NZ pushes forward with 4G data service rollout
Spark New Zealand has rolled out its 4G data service in more than 70 cities, towns, and other locations, with the telco claiming that it now covers roughly two thirds of the countrys population.
Telstra to design and plan multi-technology mix NBN
Telstra will design and plan the NBN rollout for fibre to the premises, fibre to the basement, and fibre to the node over the next four years in a deal worth up to AU$390 million.
Note to data-retention law makers: The internet is not a telephone
Australia is developing its mandatory data-retention legislation with a flawed process that will inevitably produce bad laws. Start again.
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Obama’s Surprisingly Strong Statement on Sony: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’
In his end-of-year press conference today, President Barack Obama called the decision by Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the release of its film The Interview
Tech Time Warp of the Week: The ’90s TV Special That Profiled Hackers and Their Glorious Hair
In 1996, the first episode of Internet Cafe looked at the nets hacker problem. Not a lot has change since
Tech Time Warp of the Week: The ’90s TV Special That Profiled Hackers and Their Glorious Hair
In 1996, the first episode of Internet Cafe looked at the nets hacker problem. Not a lot has change since
Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion, Eclipsing Twitter
On Friday, Citigroup raised the valuation of Instagram from $19 billion to $35 billion. The post Instagram Is Now Worth $35 Billion, Eclipsing Twitter appeared first on WIRED.
The Savvy Plan to Combat Malaria With Mobile Phones
Martin Edlund likes to say that malaria could be the first disease to be beaten by mobile phones. Yes, he happens to be the CEO of the non-profit
Review: Leveraxe Vipukirves 2
The new Leveraxe Vipukirves 2 has a wonky, cherry-red axe head thats not only bizarrely shaped, but gives it the power to tear a log a new one. The post Review: Leveraxe Vipukirves
2014 Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year: Nominations Open!
The nominations are open for the 2014 Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year! The post 2014 Pliny for Volcanic Event of the Year: Nominations Open! appeared
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Meet CableMod, A Brand Dedicated To Sleeved PSU Cables
CableMod is a new brand that makes some very pretty cable sets for power supplies.
Google Wants Cars To Come With Built-In Android-Based Entertainment Systems
Google is reportedly working on a new version of Android for cars that would come built into the cars dashboards, to be released alongside Android M version for smartphones.
Google Fiber Delays Expansion Announcement
The announcement affects the nine other cities where Google is considering implementing its gigabit-speed Internet service.
Rockstar: Grand Theft Auto 5 PC Almost Complete
Grand Theft Auto V seems to be on track for a January 2015 release.
Hands-On With The Creator Ci20, Imagination's MIPS-Based Raspberry Pi Competitor
Imagination launched a MIPS-based Raspberry Pi competitor this month. Heres our hands-on review.and we had the opportunity to run some benchmarks and test system performance running both Android KitKat and Debian Linux.
Lian Li's PC-O Series Are Showy, Sport Tempered Glass
Lian Lis new O-series cases are made of aluminum with tempered glass panels, and they look stunning. A bit pricey, though.
India's Largest Local Smartphone Maker Launches CyanogenMod-Based Phone For $143
Indian manufacturer Micromax launches CyanogenMod-based Yureka smartphone for $143.
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Cyber espionage targets Syrian activists, linked to ISIS
Activists tracking human-rights abuses face cyber spying by the Islamic State..
Obama thinks Sony “made a mistake” pulling The Interview after hack
The president also promised a proportional response to North Korea.
Republicans may have plan to save Internet providers from utility rules
Legislation would enforce net neutrality without reclassifying broadband.
FBI claims North Korean involvement in Sony Pictures attack
Attribution based on similarity to Seoul attack, others attributed to North Korea.
T-Mobile gives up fight over cramming fees, will pay $90M back to customers
Carrier disputed governments accusations, but will now offer refunds.
Google moves to halt investigation by Mississippi AG, cites MPAA lobbying
A major counterattack against a state lawyers attempt to alter search results.
NASA just e-mailed a wrench to space
First time an object designed on Earth transmitted to space for manufacture.
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Instagram Deletes Millions Of Accounts In Spam Purge
But....but...but....what about all those followers I paid for? Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users. People who lost a lot of followers criticised the action, dubbing it the Instagram Rapture.
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Assassins Creed: Unity Apology Games Now Available @ VG24/7GTA 5 PC In Final Stages @ Shacknews Larians Leaked RPG Plans @ Blues NewsPS4 Demand Is Challenging European Supply @ Joystiq
Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers
Its nice to see Microsoft taking action against these scumbags but I have a feeling this is going to be a game of whack-a-mole. Every time they smack one, another pops up in its place. In its first big strike
An App That Uses AI To Pick Your Outfits
Seriously? You need to be kicked straight in your little hipster nuts if you need an app to tell you what to wear. The app is part of a much larger movement towards mobile shopping. According to one report study,
48K Federal Employees Affected By Background Check Hack
It looks like a bunch of federal employees are about to get a free month of credit monitoring from their employer. The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed
Uber Suspend Service In Portland After Lawsuit
Uber has agreed to suspend service in Portland for three months while the city hammers out new taxi regulations.Uber has agreed to suspend its operations in Portland, Ore., for three months while city officials revise rules governing taxis and the
Apple 'Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers'
Its a sad fact that, regardless how many of these articles are written, most people couldnt care less about working conditions as long as we get our shiny new tech gadget. Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make
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NVIDIA 347.09 Beta Drivers Available
After the last 344.75 NVIDIA driver update, I thought maybe we might not get any more updates until the New Year. Certainly I wasn't expecting to move from the R343 category of drivers to R346, but
HP Stream 7 Review: A $119 Windows Tablet
Late last month, we published our yearly holiday guide for people interesting in buying tablets. We took a look at what we considered to be the best tablets running iOS, Android, and Windows which have become the three dominant operating systems
Holiday Guides 2014: Monitors
With the holidays here, it’s time to look back on the monitors I’ve seen in the past year and determine what really stands out. This year has seen the availability of 4K displays rise while the price has fallen dramatically.
GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review
The gaming motherboard range from a manufacturer is one with a lot of focus in terms of design and function due to the increase in gaming related PC sales. On the Haswell-E side of gaming, GIGABYTE is putting forward the
Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014
High-End Laptop RecommendationsOur holiday guides have covered a lot of products so far, and just on the laptop side of things we've looked at budget laptops, Chromebooks, and mainstream offerings – and let's not forget the
AnandTech Acquired By Purch
Over the past several years AnandTech has grown to be much more than just a PC hardware review site. In fact, we consider ourselves to be just as much about the new mobile world as we do about the old
HP Stream 11 Review: A New Take On Low Cost Computing
The low cost Windows laptop world has been a rather frustrating experience over the last several years. Manufacturers created big, bulky designs packed with low resolution TN displays and some of the slowest components they could dig up. We are
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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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LG's Unique Ultra-Wide Curved 34" Display Finally Hits the Market
LG 34UC97 Available in the U.S. and the U.K.
Intel Core i7-5960X Extreme Edition, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K Processors Review
Some times ago Intel has announced the new generation CPUs for high performance and high sophisticated PCs. This is Haswell-E. Thanks to it a performance-hungry enthusiasts get the new processor microarchitecture, DDR4 support and eight cores in one chip. Also
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.
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