How Developers Can Fight Creeping Mediocrity
Nervals Lobster writes: As the Slashdot community well knows, chasing features has never worked out for any software company. Once management decides thats where the company is going to live, its pretty simple to start counting down to the moment
Researchers Demonstrate the World's First White Lasers
An anonymous reader writes: Scientists and engineers at Arizona State University, in Tempe, have created the first lasers that can shine light over the full spectrum of visible colors. The devices inventors suggest the laser could find use in video
Research: Industrial Networks Are Vulnerable To Devastating Cyberattacks
Patrick ONeill writes: New research into Industrial Ethernet Switches reveals a wide host of vulnerabilities that leave critical infrastructure facilities open to attackers. Many of the vulnerabilities reveal fundamental weaknesses: Widespread use of default passwords, hardcoded encryption keys, a lack
Beyond Safety: Is Robotic Surgery Sustainable?
Hallie Siegel writes: The release last week of the study on adverse events in robotic surgery led to much discussion on the safety and effectiveness of robotic surgical procedures. MIT Sloanes Matt Beane argues that while the hope is that
Obama's New Executive Order Says the US Must Build an Exascale Supercomputer
Jason Koebler writes: President Obama has signed an executive order authorizing a new supercomputing research initiative with the goal of creating the fastest supercomputers ever devised. The National Strategic Computing Initiative, or NSCI, will attempt to build the first ever
Nokia Announces OZO 360-Degree Camera For Filming Virtual Reality
New submitter Sepa Blackforesta writes: Nokia has unveiled Ozo, a next-generation camera for capturing audio and video in 360 degrees. It is built for professional content creators and the company hopes the camera will become the leading device for shooting
Replacing Silicon With Gallium Nitride In Chips Could Reduce Energy Use By 20%
Mickeycaskill writes: Cambridge Electronics Inc (CEI), formed of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), claim semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) could reduce the power consumption of data centers and consumer electronics by 20 percent by 2025. CEI
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Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Heres our pick of the best released in July 2015.
Nintendo's best-selling Wii U, 3DS games revealed
Mario Kart and Pokemon lead the way.
How Guitar Hero Live borrows from old-school MTV and Destiny
Freestyles new multiplayer model has recurring content and a classic feel.
Microsoft wants to stream PC games to your Xbox One
The software giant is devising a way for Xbox One users to play PC games, though its a challenge, says Microsofts Xbox head Phil Spencer.
Wii U sales finally hit 10 million units as Nintendo nabs tiny profit
Nintendos revenue was up 21 percent as the company tries to dig its way out of third place in the game console market.
The Happy's Pet Motorized Plush Toys for $5 + pickup at Toys"R"Us
The Happys Pet Motorized Plush Toys for $5
Why Halo 5 doesn't have split-screen - GameSpot News Update
Developer 343 Industries explains why Halo 5: Guardians has done away with split-screen multiplayer.
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CommBank ramps up mobile wallet with loyalty cards and offers
The Commonwealth Bank has introduced a loyalty feature to its CommBank app, and plans to pilot its Offers app in conjunction with Scentre Group at a single Westfield shopping centre
CVS Health, IBM plot Watson deployment
CVS and IBM are teaming up to use Watson to better treat chronic diseases.
Samsung Q2 results signal further drop in profit
The South Korean technology giant has revealed a drop in profit of 8 percent year on year, attributed to increased competition on all fronts of the smartphone sector.
​Open source leader 'livid' at TPPA software patent capitulation
Negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement appear likely to undo New Zealands ban on software patents.
Freelancer posts million dollar operating loss for first half
Online outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace Freelancer has reported an operating EBITDA of AU$1 million for the first half of 2015.
Mater Health's converged infrastructure to underpin VDI upgrade
Mater Health Services has been able to reduce configuration time from two days to two hours with the implementation on its Nutanix converged infrastructure.
Qualcomm tech could bring wireless charging to iPhones, iPads
With metal cases and backs, Apples iOS devices dont play nicely with wireless chargers. Enter Qualcomm: Its WiPower tech now works through metal to recharge batteries.
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For Mark Zuckerberg, The Future is Immersive
Video may be hot right now, but the future is virtual reality. The post For Mark Zuckerberg, The Future is Immersive appeared first on WIRED.
That Piece of Debris Won’t Tell Us Where MH370 Crashed
The currents of the Indian Ocean are way too complicated to backtrack where MH370 crashed. The post That Piece of Debris Won’t Tell Us Where MH370 Crashed
Step Out in These Intergalactic Star Wars Sneakers
Customize your own Star Wars sneakers with Adidass handy web app. The post Step Out in These Intergalactic Star Wars Sneakers appeared first on WIRED.
The Working Actor Dream Cast Trailer: Spotlight
Seeing Michael Keaton back in the saddle as a hard-driving newspaper man will give you chills in this new trailer. The post The Working Actor Dream Cast Trailer: Spotlight appeared
No, Nintendo Didn’t Just Delay Wii U Zelda Again
Sit down. Take a breath. Legend of Zeldas TBD date in a Nintendo earnings report means absolutely nothing. The post No, Nintendo Didn’t Just Delay Wii U Zelda
Obama Wants the U.S. to Build the World’s Fastest Supercomputer
President Obama wants to pave the for the first exaflop supercomputer---something thats about 30 times faster than todays fastest machines. The post Obama Wants the U.S. to
Tesla’s Using Customer Word of Mouth to Get Around Trouble Opening Stores
Its a bid to make existing customers---a particularly enthusiastic fanbase by industry standards---into de facto sales people. The post Tesla’s Using Customer Word of Mouth
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Razer Will Honor Ouya Devs 'Free The Games' Fund Agreements
Razer announced that it will be honoring the Free the Games fund developer agreements set forth by Ouya last year. The company will require developers to sign up again, but the money has been set aside.
Razer Wants Your Hands On Blade, Blade Pro Gaming Laptops; Available Now In Retail Locations
Razer announced that its popular Blade and Blade Pro gaming laptops will be easier to get your hands on by expanding availability to brick and mortar retail locations in conjunction with the release of Windows 10.
Hands-On Video Of The Motorola Moto X Style/Pure Edition Smartphone
We go hands on with the new Motorola Moto X Style / Pure Edition smartphone.
AMD, Nvidia Release Fresh Drivers For Windows 10 Launch
Along with the release of Windows 10, both AMD and Nvidia have released updated graphics drivers to ensure compatibility for your hardware on day one.
Not A Windows Insider? You Can Get Windows 10 Right Now Anyway
Want to try Windows 10? Well, thanks to the Windows Insider download link, right now anyone can.
Samsung's S5K3P3 Image Sensor Trades Better Quality For Smaller Size
Samsung announced a new 1.0μm-pixel image sensor that comes with a 20 percent reduction in height (to under a total of 5 mm) yet can still deliver the same quality as the previous generation 1.12μm-pixel ISOCELL sensor.
Nokia Enters The VR Business -- With A Camera
Nokia announced OZO, a virtual reality video camera designed for professional content creators. The company said this is just the first device from a portfolio of planned digital media solutions that will be coming from Nokia Technologies.
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CA county offers $75,000 reward to catch drone pilots who botched firefighting
After drones prevented planes from dumping fire retardant, city officials are mad.
Trackpad gestures and keyboard shortcuts, or: Windows 10 for the Mac user
Window management gets much better, at least if you have the right hardware.
Body cam captures cop shooting motorist in head, murders charges follow
Footage contradicts officer who said he was dragged by vehicle and had to fire.
Google workers that pack same-day deliveries want to unionize
Local 853: With the conditions that these people have, they have nothing to lose.
Windows 10 Mail: It has bugs and missing features, but it looks nice
Review: Mail, Calendar, and People get an upgrade—and some new frustrations.
Intel and Micron unveil 3D XPoint, a brand new memory technology
1,000 times faster than NAND, and higher density than DRAM... is this the holy grail?
The mortifying, terrifying Windows promo videos of years past
W-W-W-Windows 10 is out, but thankfully without a video like this.
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XFX R9 380 Double Dissipation 4GB Video Card Review
Today we look at the newly released AMD Radeon R9 380 GPU. We have XFXs new R9 380 Double Dissipation custom video card featuring new cooling and a factory overclock. We will also compare the XFX R9 380 to a
ASUS STRIX R9 Fury DC3 Video Card Review
AMDs Radeon Fury X is here, the AMD Radeon R9 Fury presents itself and we evaluate a full retail custom ASUS STRIX R9 Fury using ASUS new DirectCU III technology. We will compare this to a GeForce GTX 980 using
Just Cause 3 Dev Diary
I dont know about you guys, but I am really looking forward to this game.Comments
Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile CPU Cooler
If you are shopping for a low profile CPU cooler, head on over to Neoseeker and check out their review of the Noctua NH-L9x65.Noctuas NH-L9x65 is the taller low profile CPU cooler designed for improved thermal performance compared to its
Vulnerability That Renders Android Devices Silent Discovered
Android sure is having a crappy week when it comes to security. We have discovered a vulnerability in Android that can render a phone apparently dead – silent, unable to make calls, with a lifeless screen. This vulnerability is present
ardware Round-Up II
Cases: Fractal Design Define S @ OCInsidePhanteks Enthoo Pro M Case @ ocaholicCooling: Noctua NH-C14S CPU Cooler @ HiTech Legion ETC.: COUGAR 700K Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ OCCMobile: Acer Aspire S7-393 @ HotHardwareVideo: Sapphire R9 290X 8Go Tri-X @ CowcotLand
Windows 10 Downloads Bend, But Don't Break, The Internet
Everyone that expected Windows 10 to break the internet today can calm down, everything is going just fine. Some people feared that Windows 10 download traffic could break the Internet with traffic peaks of up to 40 Terabits per second
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G.Skill Announces DDR4-4000 and DRAM in Dual Channel Kits
At this point in time, the only commercial platform that runs DDR4 is the Haswell-E processor combined with the X99 chipset. For that platform, the processor has a quad-channel memory controller and in order
Windows 10 Launch Day GPU Support Summary
With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and now Windows, its graphics APIs, and its
The ASUS Republic of Gamers G751 Review: G-SYNC Comes To The Notebook Computer
At Computex 2015, NVIDIA announced what will almost certainly be one of their marquee features on gaming notebooks going forward, with NVIDIA’S G-SYNC variable display refresh rate technology coming to notebooks. One of those system builders was ASUS, and NVIDIA shipped me
Windows 10 Launches Worldwide
It has been a busy time in Redmond. Three hundred and two days ago, on September 30, 2014, Windows 10 was announced by Microsoft. The name, at the time, was a bit of a surprise, and Windows
Motorola Announces the Moto X Play
In a somewhat interesting twist, Motorola has announced a new version of the Moto X designed to slot in between the Moto X’s traditional flagship position and the Moto G’s mid-range position. As a result, this
Motorola Announces the Moto X Style
Today, Motorola also announced their new flagship phone, the Moto X Style. Following the trend of larger screen sizes, it seems Motorola has taken this trend to its logical conclusion by cramming a 5.7” display into
Motorola Announces the New Moto G
Today, Motorola announced the successor to their Moto G, which has been their most successful phone in recent memory. It’s still called the Moto G, but this is the 2015 model which brings some long-needed updates
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DailyDirt: Plenty Of Spaceships... Sorta
The number of ways to get a person into space is pretty limited at the moment. Only Russia and China have operational launch systems that can escape the Earths gravity (with people as passengers). There are a bunch more spaceships
Cop To Vet On Receiving End Of Bogus Raid: Investigating Things Beforehand Just Slows Us Down
The shoot first, ask for immunity later mentality of todays law enforcement officers is perfectly highlighted in this story about a US military veteran finding himself on the receiving end of a military-style raid… all because a helpful neighbor reported
Everyone's A Bad Guy: German Regulator Orders Facebook To Drop Its Stupid 'Real Name' Policy
While it seems that too many people and organizations think that the problem with the internet is too much anonymity, there are those who see the opposite as being the case. Google, for instance, at one point instituted a real
Warner Music's Response To Evidence Of Happy Birthday In The Public Domain: Who Really Knows An(...)
Earlier this week, we wrote about fairly damning new evidence that almost certainly shows that the song Happy Birthday is in the public domain, and not, as Warner Musics Warner/Chappell claims, still covered by a copyright that it holds (and
Vizio Latest Manufacturer To Offer More Ways For TVs To Watch Purchasers
Vizio is the latest consumer electronics manufacturer to announce -- publicly, but not, like, PR-onslaught publicly -- that its TVs will be watching purchasers as much as purchasers are watching them. The details of its strategy to generate the most
Washington Post Publishes... And Then Unpublishes... Opinion Piece By Ex-Intelligence Industry (...)
Earlier this week, we noted with some surprise that both former DHS boss Michael Chertoff and former NSA/CIA boss Michael Hayden had come out against backdooring encryption, with both noting (rightly) that it would lead to more harm than good,
Daily Deal: Virtual Training Company 2-Year Subscription
From animation to project management to learning specific software, the Complete Tech & Software Training Bundle has a wealth of resources and courses to help you master new skills. There are over 1,000 courses available (they promise even more on
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