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Researchers Claim Metal "Patch" Found On Pacific Island Is From Amelia Earhart

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937, but scientists may have now uncovered where she ended up. Researchers have identified a piece of aluminum, which washed up on a remote Pa [..] View

France Investigating Mysterious Drone Activity Over 7 Nuclear Power Plant Sites

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 thygate writes In France, an investigation has been launched into the appearance of "drones" on 7 different nuclear power plant sites across the country in the last month. Some of the plants [..] View

Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 merbs writes "Earlier this year, Denmark's leadership announced that the nation would run entirely on renewable power by 2050. Wind, solar, and biomass would be ramped up while coal and gas are p [..] View

Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 theodp writes Techcrunch reports that Mark Zuckerberg has donated $500K to expand the Hour of Code campaign, which aims to reach 100 million students this year with its learn-to-code tutorials, includ [..] View

Swedish Regulator Orders Last "Hold-Out" ISP To Retain Customer Data

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Despite the ***** of the EU Data Retention Directive in April, and despite the country having taken six years to even begin to obey the ruling, the Swedish government, via i [..] View

Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 HughPickens.com writes We know that about 10 million more people have insurance coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act but until now it has been difficult to say much about who was [..] View

Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 ewhac writes: "I'm probably going to deeply deeply regret this, but every time a story appears here mentioning systemd, a 700-comment thread of back-and-forth bickering breaks out which is about [..] View

Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 Microsoft has announced the availability of "Microsoft Band," a wearable device that goes on the wrist. It's designed to do health- and fitness-related tasks, like monitoring heart rate and [..] View

Research Illustrates Damage ISP Shenanigans Can Do, It's Not Just Netflix Users Getting Shafted

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 We've covered the battles between ISPs and various large-scale content providers multiple times before. From deliberately throttling Netflix users to older spats that prevented Time Warner customers [..] View

Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated For Bin Laden Disclosures

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that ****** Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material, according to federal officials and his lawyer. View

4 Weeks with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 What do you get when you take two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 video cards, configure those for SLI, and set those at your feet for four weeks? We give our thoughts and opinions about actually using these G [..] View

Young Innovators Showcase Top Business Plans in Silicon Valley

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 Innovative business plans from young entrepreneurs around the world will be on display next week as part of the Intel® Global Challenge. This competition is designed to motivate young entrepre [..] View

Microsoft Convergence 2014 Europe

1:01 pm, October 31, 2014 Microsoft Corp. announced the details of the live webcast for Convergence 2014 Europe, Microsoft's premier conference for the business community, from Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 4 through 6. Microsoft wil [..] View

Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Scientists of the Northeastern University, in collaboration with European scientists, developed a modeling approach aimed at assessing the progression of the Ebola epidemic [..] View

Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 AlbanX writes The Australian Government has introduced a bill that would require telecommunications carriers and service providers to retain the non-content data of Australian citizens for two years s [..] View

New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Ever thought that all those crash-test dummies getting slammed around in slow-motion were reflecting an unrealistic, hard-to-achieve body image? One company is acting to change that, with some super-s [..] View

Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 SmartAboutThings writes If somehow you missed the reports of Lenovo buying Motorola – which was also bought by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2011 – then you should know that the [..] View

Drupal Warns Users of Mass, Automated Attacks On Critical Flaw

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Trailrunner7 writes The maintainers of the Drupal content management system are warning users that any site owners who haven't patched a critical vulnerability in Drupal Core disclosed earlier this mo [..] View

Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Mr D from 63 (3395377) writes Time Warner Cable's results have been buoyed recently by higher subscriber numbers for broadband Internet service. In the latest period, however, Time Warner Cable lost 1 [..] View

Hacking Team Manuals: Sobering Reminder That Privacy is Elusive

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Advocatus Diaboli writes with a selection from The Intercept describing instructions for commercial spyware sold by Italian security firm Hacking Team. The manuals describe Hacking Team's software for [..] View

Slashdot Asks: Appropriate Place For Free / Open Source Software Artifacts?

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 A friend of mine who buys and sells used books, movies, etc. recently purchased a box full of software on CD, including quite a few old Linux distributions, and asked me if I'd like them. The truth is [..] View

Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be ***"

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as ***. While he never hid his sexuality from friends, family, and close co-workers, Cook decided it was time to make it publicly kn [..] View

A Mixed Review For CBS's "All Access" Online Video Streaming

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 lpress writes I tested CBS All Access video streaming. It has technical problems, which will be resolved, but I will still pass because they show commercials in addition to a $5.99 per month fee. Even [..] View

How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Nerval's Lobster writes Apple design chief Jony Ive has spent the past several weeks talking up how the Apple Watch is an evolution on many of the principles that guided the evolution of timepieces ov [..] View

First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes John Oliver calls it "cable company f*ckery" and we've all suspected it happens. Now on Steven Levy's new Backchannel publication on Medium, Susan Crawford deliver [..] View

Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Warg Faces Danish Jail Time

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Hammeh writes BBC news reports that Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg has been found guilty of hacking into computers and illegally downloading files in Denmark. Found guilty of breaching security t [..] View

Signed-In Maps Mean More Location Data For Google

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 mikejuk writes The announcement on the Google Geo Developers blog has the catchy title No map is an island. It points out that while there are now around 2 million active sites that have Google Maps e [..] View

Getting 'Showdown' To 90 FPS In UE4 On Oculus Rift

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Oculus has repeatedly tapped Epic Games to whip up demos to show off new iterations of Oculus Rift VR headset hardware. The latest demo, built in UE4, is 'Showdown', an acti [..] View

Vulnerabilities Found (and Sought) In More Command-Line Tools

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 itwbennett writes The critical Shellshock vulnerabilities found last month in the Bash Unix shell have motivated security researchers to search for similar flaws in old, but widely used, command-line [..] View

Charity Promotes Covert Surveillance App For ******* Prevention

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 VoiceOfDoom writes Major UK charity The Samaritans have launched an app titled "Samaritans Radar", in an attempt to help Twitter users identify when their friends are in crisis and in need o [..] View

Google To Disable Fallback To SSL 3.0 In Chrome 39 and Remove In Chrome 40

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Google today announced plans to disable fallback to version 3 of the SSL protocol in Chrome 39, and remove SSL 3.0 completely in Chrome 40. The decision follows the company' [..] View

New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 vinces99 writes A new study shows that the increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide that contributed to the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago did not occur gradually but rather was char [..] View

Apple’s Tim Cook Proclaims He’s *** And Proud Of It

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 By his own admission, Apple CEO Tim Cook is ***. It seems silly that such a thing could make headlines, but the reality is, we live in an era where coming out as being *** can have a profound impact, [..] View

Lenovo Officially Brings Motorola Into Their Mobile Family Fold For $2.91 Billion

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Lenovo, the world's top supplier of PCs, has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, the company announced today. Armed with the Motorola brand and Motorola's portfolio of smartph [..] View

Wal-Mart Sets Its Big Gun Sights On Apple Pay In Mobile Payment ‘Skirmish’

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 The situation is heating up between Apple and retailers who are part of the Merchant Customer Exchange,a group that is developing its own mobile payment system called CurrentC. One of MCX&am [..] View

Xiaomi Surges In Smartphone Market Share As Samsung Loses Ground

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 The number crunchers at International Data Corporation (IDC) counted more than 300 million smartphone shipments around the world for the second consecutive quarter. To be more precise, 327.6 million [..] View

Moto X (2nd Gen) Smartphone by Motorola Review

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 When Motorola introduced the Moto X last year, the company was owned by Google. In our hands-on review of the first-generation Moto X, we pointed out that the collaboration between Motorola and Andro [..] View

Samsung Gear S Wearable Gets Ready To Invade U.S. Market Next Week

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Just as video ****** the radio star, smartphones played a big role in nearly eliminating the market for wrist watches. Ironically enough, smartphone makers are now trying to bring back the watch, alb [..] View

Pre-Order the Alienware Alpha, Plus Save Big On Philips Stereo Headsets, Dell Laptops And More

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at TechBargains. On tap for you all today, we have a pre-order deal on the brand-new Alienware Alpha Core i3-based small [..] View

Ready, Action! YouTube Rolls Out Support For 60 FPS Video, Pwn, Share Repeat

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Back in June, YouTube announced that it would offer 48 and 60 frames per second video support by allowing users to upload footage with higher fps. However, since then, the company has remained silent [..] View

Google Nexus 6 Pre-Orders Sell Like Hotcakes, Gone In Minutes

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Google has become quite the tease when it comes to new and highly anticipated product launches. As has been the case with previous Nexus devices, initial stock of the recently launched Nexus 6 came a [..] View

No Glass For You! Google Glass Officially Banned In Movie Theaters

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 When it comes to Google Glass there are some mixed emotions. While it is an interesting device, there are Google “Glass Haters” out there who are not comfortable with a device tha [..] View

Official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Urges You To ‘Discover Your Power,’ No Kissing Goats

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 The Call of Duty series might not be for everyone, but every time Activision releases a new live-action video, I feel like it'd be a movie that many people would enjoy. They're simply well-put-togeth [..] View

MSI's GT80 Titan Notebook Becomes World's First To Include Mechanical Keyboard

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Have you ever thought to yourself, "I wish my laptop had a mechanical keyboard!", but have been left depressed with the dearth of options? If so, MSI's latest gaming laptop is worthy of you [..] View

Thomas M. Menino, Boston’s Longest Serving Mayor, Has Died At Age 71

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Thomas Michael Menino, who insisted a mayor doesn’t need a grand vision to lead, then went on to shepherd Boston’s economy and shape the skyline and the very identity of the city h [..] View

Google Ordered To Pay A Woman $2,250 For Street View Image Showing Cleavage

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 Earlier this month, a Quebecois court in Montreal decided that Google owed a woman $2,250 for picturing her with “part of her breast exposed” in a Street View image. The woman was [..] View

White House Unclassified Network Hacked

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 You'd think the White House would have better security than this. Hackers thought to be working for the Russian government breached the unclassified White House computer networks in recent weeks, [..] View

PS4 Firmware Update Hit With Widespread Bug

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 I honestly don't know why Sony isn't in the masonry business because no one makes bricks like they do. However, the update has been tainted by widespread reports that putting the system into stand [..] View

TPB Co-Founder Found Guilty in Hacking Trial

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 It looks like Gottfrid Svartholm has been found guilty of hacking CSC, a company that works with the Danish government. This morning the Court of Frederiksberg found both Gottfrid and his accomplic [..] View

James Cameron Thinks VR Is A "Yawn"

1:01 am, October 31, 2014 I actually thought James Cameron, of all people, would be a fan of virtual reality. "There seems to be a lot of excitement around something that, to me, is a yawn, frankly," he said &quo [..] View

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