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The Critical Hole At the Heart Of Our Cell Phone Networks
An anonymous reader writes: Kim Zetter from WIRED writes an intriguing report about a vulnerability at the heart of our cell phone networks. It centers around Signaling System No. 7 (SS7), which refers to a data network -- and the
Obesity 'Explosion' In Young Rural Chinese A Result Of Socioeconomic Changes, Study Warns
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Obesity has rapidly increased in young rural Chinese, a study has warned, because of socioeconomic changes. Researchers found 17% of boys and 9% of girls under the age of 19 were obese
In Internet Age, Pirate Radio Arises As Surprising Challenge
K7DAN writes: Just as the demise of terrestrial radio has been greatly exaggerated, so has the assumed parallel death of pirate radio. Due to the failure of licensed stations to meet the needs of many niche communities, pirate radio continues
All Belgians To Be Given Iodine Pills In Case Of Nuclear Accident
mdsolar quotes a report from Phys.Org: Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday. The
Dissension Grows Inside Anonymous Because Of Political Propaganda
An anonymous reader writes from a report on Softpedia: Political tensions relating to the U.S. presidential race are creating turmoil inside the Anonymous hacker collective, muddling waters even more in a group thats known for its lack of leadership and
Google's OnHub Is First WiFi Router To Support IFTTT
An anonymous reader writes: The first router to feature IFTTT support is Google OnHub. IFTTT is an abbreviation of If This Then That, a free web-based service that can allow users to create recipes, which are triggered based on changes
Who's Downloading Pirated Scientifc Papers? Everyone
sciencehabit quotes a report from Science Magazine: In increasing numbers, researchers around the world are turning to Sci-Hub, the controversial website that hosts 50 million pirated papers and counting. Now, with server log data from Alexandra Elbakyan, the neuroscientist who
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LEGO at Toys"R"Us: $5 off $30 + free shipping w/ $19 -(...)
LEGO at ToysRUs: $5 off $30
Move over Angelina, Alicia Vikander is Hollywood's new(...)
The Swedish actress received great praise last year for her efforts in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina. Now, she tackles the task of being the Tomb Raider.
Star Wars Kylo Ren Voice Changing Helmet for $75 + fre(...)
Star Wars Kylo Ren Voice Changing Helmet for $75
Funko Pop Clearance at eBay for Deals from $6 + free s(...)
Funko Pop Clearance at eBay from $6
Disneyland Diamond Celebration Train Set for $78 + fre(...)
Disneyland Diamond Celebration Train Set for $78
You can now use bitcoins to buy games on Steam - CNET (...)
The digital gaming platform is the latest place to accept the cryptocurrency.
Nintendo Amiibo Figures at Best Buy from $5 + pickup -(...)
Nintendo Amiibo Figures at Best Buy from $5
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Google CEO Pichai says devices will fade away - but launches new hardware division
Google CEO Sundar Pichai sees the world moving from a mobile first to artificial intelligence first.
Microsoft launches 'cool blob' Azure storage - at 1¢ per GB monthly
Microsoft has rolled out a new cheap tier of storage for data that isnt accessed frequently, offering a kind of answer to Amazons Glacier.
Irremovable bank data stealing Android malware poses as Google Chrome update
Infostealing malware discovered by Zscaler terminates any installed anti-virus software to steal personal data - and the only way to get rid of it is to completely reset the phone
Microsoft leaks Flow, its IFTTT-like tool for automating actions across apps
Microsoft accidentally announces Flow, a new tool for business users to automate messaging and data-sharing between Microsoft and third-party business apps.
Huawei and Telefonica constructing 100Gbps network in Spain
The network will use Huaweis network technology to support high-bandwidth applications including 4K video and datacentre services.
​NEC Australia wins AU$52m CrimTrac biometric contract
NEC Australia has been contracted by the federal government to develop the new Biometric Identification System that will give law enforcement agencies access to fingerprints, palm prints, and facial images.
Only 37 percent of remote Australians use internet via smartphone: ACMA
While the use of internet has increased across the board in both capital cities and non-urban areas, there is still a disparity when it comes to access.
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11 GIFs to Catch You Up on Penny Dreadful Before Season 3
Showtimes gothic literary mashup is back for its third season on Sunday. Heres a quick primer on where we left everyone last season. The post
Puzzle Game Stephen’s Sausage Roll Makes Anxiety Fun
The new title from a prolific indie developer is about exactly what you think its about (or also possibly not). Get ready to work for your breakfast. The post
You’re Asking Too Much of Chat Bots. Just Let Them Grow Up
For now, talking to a bot is like, well, talking to a robot. And maybe thats good enough. The post Youre Asking Too Much of
One Designer’s Crusade to Save Oaxacan Pottery From Extinction
Kythzia Barrera founded Innovating Tradition, and its retail arm, Colectivo 1050º, to find ways to conserve the tradition of Mexican ceramics. The post One Designers Crusade to Save
America Is Still Great—Just Look at Yellowstone’s Majestic Creatures
Photographer Taylor Glenn makes stunning portraits gray wolves, black bears, mountain lions, and more. The post America Is Still Great—Just Look at Yellowstones Majestic Creatures appeared first on
No, Harvard’s Mumps Outbreak Doesn’t Mean Vaccines Are Bunk
Beside of widespread immunization, mumps isn’t common but once it gets into a population, it’s quite contagious. The post No, Harvards Mumps Outbreak Doesnt Mean Vaccines Are Bunk
How Domino’s Put Automagic Pizza on Every Device. Like, Every Device
AnyWare you want it, thats the way you eat it. The post How Dominos Put Automagic Pizza on Every Device. Like, Every Device appeared first on
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Exploring The Unknown In Daedalic's 'The Long Journey Home'
The Long Journey Home turns a failed light jump in space into an adventure of discovery and danger as your crew makes its way back to Earth.
Embark On An Emotional VR Journey In 'Fated: The Silent Oath'
Frima, a small independent game developer based in Montreal, Canada, announced the launch of its first VR game. Fated: The Silent Oath is now available for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Have A Cross-Platform, Virtual Reality LAN Party In Your Living Room With BigScreen Beta
BigScreen Beta will let you host a virtual LAN party for you and your friends to play traditional games and watch movies together, even if youre not in the same place.
Crytek's 'The Climb' Now Available--As An Oculus Exclusive
Crytek has finally released its highly anticipated VR game, The Climb, letting Rift owners experience scaling up sheer rock cliffs to the mountaintops in locations around the world, while competing to be the best.
Enermax D.F. Pressure Fans Reverse To Blast Away Dust
Enermax new fans will spin in reverse the first 10 seconds of each startup to clear out dust buildup. Neat!
U.S. House Unanimously Passes Bill Requiring Warrants For All Electronic Communications Request(...)
The U.S. House passed the Email Privacy Act unanimous in a 419-0 vote. The bill requires a warrant from law enforcement and other government agencies when requesting peoples electronic communications.
Deep Learning On A Stick: Movidius' 'Fathom' Neural Compute Stick
Movidius announced its Fathom neural compute stick, which can improve the deep learning capabilities of an embedded device by orders of magnitude at less than 1.2W of power.
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Rule 41 would make it easier for the government to carry out hacks
ACLU: Rule 41 fix has insufficient privacy protections, transparency, or oversight.
Trump University and the art of the get-rich seminar
We witnessed The Donalds foray into university education.
Mukbang and Hauls: The rise of super-indulgent eating and shopping videos
Watching people eat enormous amounts of food is catharsis at its best.
Trump University and the art of the get-rich seminar
We witnessed The Donalds foray into university education.
Ratchet and Clank film review: Straight to video game
Competent, family-friendly film misses mark on character development, action scenes.
Toymaker’s website pushes ransomware that holds visitors’ files hostage
Out-of-date Web app on Maisto.com causes site to attack its visitors.
Cortana Web searches in Windows 10 will now only be able to open Edge and Bing
Cortanas growing power means she cant use third-party search and browsers.
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Amazon Profit Crushes Estimates As Cloud-Service Revenue Soars
While everyone else seems to be turning in disappointing earnings, Amazon seems to be doing just fine. In fact, the company did so well that its shares were up almost thirteen percent after the closing bell on Wall Street yesterday.
Start Folding With The Today!
This is your end of the week reminder that joining the best folding team on the planet (Team #33) is now easier than ever. We dont give you money to join and we cant promise you prizes or other incentives,
GPU Technology Conference Coming to Europe
Deep learning, virtual reality, autonomous driving and supercomputing are some of the biggest trends sweeping through the tech industry. Theres no better way to dive into them than our first GPU Technology Conference in Europe, taking place Sept. 28 and
Western Digital Announces Financial Results For Third Fiscal Quarter 2016
Western Digital® Corp. today reported revenue of $2.8 billion and net income of $74 million, or $0.32 per share, for its third fiscal quarter ended Apr. 1, 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $283 million, or $1.21 per
Intel Announces Executive Promotion
Intel Corporation today announced that Diane Bryant has been promoted to executive vice president. Bryant has been leading Intels Data Center Group (DCG) as general manager and senior vice president since 2012. The appointment reflects Bryants record of leadership and
One Hour DOOM Single Player Video
For those of you that didnt see the livestream, the folks at Bethesda posted this video showing off an hour or so of single player DOOM gameplay. It should be noted that, even though there is a PC version of
YouTube: We Are Improving Content ID For Creators
YouTube has announced some pretty big changes to Content ID. According to this blog post, any video that has been flagged by a Content ID claim will continue to earn revenue while the dispute is being settled with the money
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The Corsair Carbide 400Q Case Review
Today we are having a look at one of Corsair’s latest cases, the Carbide 400Q. The 400Q is a subtle ATX case that is designed with silence in mind, employing noise-dampening measures while boasting excellent thermal performance and versatility.
Seagate Begins Volume Shipments of Helium-Filled HDDs, Reveals Their Final Specs
Seagate has started volume shipments of its first helium-filled hard drives. They were announced earlier this year. The new HDDs are available to all interested parties, which means that Seagate’s biggest customers have already evaluated and
A Look At QD Vision's Color IQ And The Philips 276E6 Monitor: Quantom Dots for Wider Color Gamuts
At this year's CES Josh and I sat down with representatives of QD Vision to discuss their quantum dot display technology, along with where they see the television and monitor market moving in the next few years. QD Vision offers
SanDisk Announces Z410 Client SSD
SanDisk has introduced a new low-end drive to their line of client SSDs targeted at business and OEM customers. The Z410 is positioned closely to Z400s but is not a direct replacement. Instead, the Z410 focuses
MSI Cubi 2 Plus vPro Skylake mini-STX PC Review
The desktop PC market has been subject to many challenges over the last few years. However, the miniaturization trend (including the introduction of the ultra-compact form factor - UCFF - NUCs) has provided some bright spots. The recent introduction of
Apple Announces Q2 Fiscal Year 2016 Results: iPhone Sales Slowed But Services Gain
This afternoon, Apple released their Q2 earnings for fiscal year 2016, which ended on March 26. The company saw revenues decline for the first time since Q1 2003, according to CNN. The results today did not
Intel Proposes to Use USB Type-C Digital Audio Technology
USB Type-C has a number of chances to become the standard for data and charging connector for smartphones and tablets running either Android or Windows. However, in the long-term future, Intel wants USB-C to be even
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USTR: Foreign Governments Engaging In Censorship And Rights Abuses Should Add IP Enforcement To(...)
If its mid-spring, it means its time for the US Trade Representatives Special 301 Report, the annual event that names and shames countries who dont live up to US industries intellectual property protection ideals. The same countries that have made
Chevron Lobbied For Corporate Sovereignty Rights In TAFTA/TTIP To Act As 'Environmental Deterrent'
Back in 2014, Techdirt noted that arguably the most serious problem with corporate sovereignty was not the huge awards that could be imposed on countries, but the chilling effect the mere threat of those awards could have on national sovereignty.
DailyDirt: Personal Mobility Devices
Hoverboards of various designs have captured the imagination of kids for quite some time. Mobility devices like the Segway were supposed to revolutionize transportation and city planning, perhaps replacing cars with somewhat ridiculous 2-wheeled vehicles. Maybe someday self-balancing mobility devices
Annoying Windows 10 Update Request Highlights Its Annoying-Ness On Live Weather Broadcast
Since its launch, Windows 10 has received its fair share of criticism, mostly revolving around the very valid privacy concerns that the megalithic company has chosen to shrug off as mere noise from the peanut gallery. Now, I have more
Game Critic Keeps YouTube Vids Ad-Free By Creating ContentID Feeding Frenzy
You should know by now that YouTubes ContentID system is a horrible mess. This system, which allows purported intellectual property owners to claim other peoples uploads as containing their content, and then allowing those purported owners to either take the
Techdirt Reading List: How To Fix Copyright
Were back again with another in our weekly reading list posts of books we think our community will find interesting and thought provoking. Once again, buying the book via the Amazon links in this story also helps support Techdirt. In
Lessons From Prince's Legacy And Struggle With Digital Music Markets
Undeniably, Prince’s death last week marked the loss of a true musical genius and maverick. In his life, he was known for being talented musical innovator with flamboyant clothes and a contrarian streak. He was adept at a range of
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