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65,000 Complaints Later, Microsoft Files Suit Against Tech Support Scammers

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 MojoKid (1002251) writes Tech support scammers have been around for a long time and are familiar to most Slashdot readers. But last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had issu [..] View

The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 HughPickens.com writes: Victoria Shannon reports in the NY Times that fifty years ago was a good year for music, with the Beatles appearing on Billboard's charts for the first time, the Rolling Stones [..] View

Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 schwit1 writes: A careful updating of the geological timeline has shown that massive volcanic eruptions aligned with the extinction event that wiped out the non-avian dinosaurs 66 million years ago (a [..] View

Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 SternisheFan sends a report from scientists who were tracking a group of birds — golden-winged warblers — in the Appalachian mountains. Just a few days after the birds completed th [..] View

Boeing and BlackBerry Making a Self-Destructing Phone

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Rambo Tribble writes: It sounds like a Mission: Impossible scenario, but aerospace company Boeing is teaming with Canadian phone maker BlackBerry to produce an ultra-secure mobile phone that "sel [..] View

What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Paul Fernhout writes: An article in the Harvard Business Review by William H. Davidow and Michael S. Malone suggests: "The "Second Economy" (the term used by economist Brian Arthur to d [..] View

North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 jones_supa writes: A North Korean official said that the secretive regime wants to mount a joint investigation with the United States to identify who was behind the cyber attack against Sony Pictures. [..] View

New Record Set For Deepest Dwelling Fish

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 mpicpp tips news that oceanographers have discovered a creature that sets the record for the most deeply dwelling fish on Earth. It was found in the Mariana Trench, some 8,145 meters below the surface [..] View

Google Sues Mississippi Attorney General For Conspiring With Movie Industry

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 ideonexus writes: Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has called for a "time out" in his perpetual fight with Google in response to the company filing a lawsuit against him for conspiring [..] View

Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 SternisheFan writes: The original Starship Enterprise was on a 5-year mission, but the original series was canceled after the third year. A continuation of Star Trek:TOS is being created by a dedicate [..] View

Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Ars Technica summaries a study by the Chicago Tribune (paywalled) that found red light cameras do not improve driver safety. "[W]hile right angle crash incidents have [..] View

Microsoft, 343 Industries Dish Out Freebies To Repent For Buggy Halo Multiplayer

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Microsoft has encountered more than a few issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The compilation title launched in November and was fraught with issues, the chief of which was broken multipla [..] View

Staples Latest Victim Of Security Breach, 1.16 Million Customers Could Be Exposed

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 It's been a busy year for hackers, who collectively have been infiltrating various retail chains at a fierce pace. That includes office supply chain Staples, which on Frida [..] View

North Korea Pleads Innocent On Sony Hack, Offers To Help U.S. Find True Culprits

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 U.S. officials debated whether or not to officially blame North Korea for a massive cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, though not for long. President Barack Obama said during a new conf [..] View

Microsoft Opens Its Wallet, Donates $2M And 200 Tablets To Youth Organizations

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 ‘Tis the season of giving. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang and his wife Lori recently announced a $1 million donation to non-profit City Year. The Bill & Melinda Gates F [..] View

Amazon Pushes Out Huge Update For Lackluster Fire Phone

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 It goes without saying that Amazon's Fire Phone leaves a bit to be desired (check out our review for more on that). Ultimately, it's been a major flop for the comp [..] View

Mission Possible? BlackBerry Lends Boeing A Hand On Self-Destructing Smartphone

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 After Edward Snowden exposed the NSA's spying behavior last summer, it took little time for companies the world over to capitalize on it, offering either software or hardware with the promise of enha [..] View

Google Files To Dismiss MPAA Suit, Alleges Shocking Manipulation Of Legal Process

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Ever since the Sony hack was unveiled, it's been clear that the movie studios haven't given up on SOPA, but an analysis of the MPAA's collective actions on the anti-piracy issue hav [..] View

'I Can Breathe': An Evening With The Men Of #ThankYouNYPD

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 If you wanted to hear both sides of the argument about race relations in America last night, you might have made your way down to City Hall in New York, where pro-NYPD and anti-racism demonstrators ye [..] View

Microsoft Windows Browser Ballot Removed in Europe

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 When the European Commission ruled that Microsoft was unfairly promoting its own browser back in 2009, Microsoft complied with the ruling by offering a choice of browsers for new installations of Win [..] View

Sims 4 to Get Game Pack in January

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 The developers of the Sims announced on their website Friday that the Sims 4 will getting its first game pack entitled The Sims 4: Outdoor Retreat in January. With a Game Pack, gamers will get ne [..] View

Ubuntu Phone Launch Delayed Until Early 2015

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 If you were planning on getting or giving one of the new Ubuntu-powered smartphones for the holiday season, you'll have to get creative and wrap up a picture of it to give as a gift. Canonical announc [..] View

Developers Making Progress Building Elon's Hyperloop

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 If you thought the Hyperloop 800 MPH transit system announced by Elon Musk earlier was just a pipe dream, in fact, it's not. While Musk himself handed off the project to a team of developers, progress [..] View

Microsoft Apologizes for Broken Halo Multiplayer

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 When Microsoft is wrong, they know when are wrong and want to make things right with the fans. What better way to say you are sorry than to shower you Xbox Live perks and more cool stuff. As a [..] View

Staples: Hack May Have Compromised One Million-Plus CC's

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Staples has announced that customer data at 115 Staples' stores across the US have been compromised and could have affected over a Million customers. When the breach was first discovered, Staples play [..] View

Developers Warn of Plot to Cripple Tor Network

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Just a heads up for any of you Tor Network users this weekend. Tor has received information that there may be a concentrated attack on the network in an attempt to bring it down over the weekend. [..] View

FCC Moves to Clear the Way for Online TV Providers

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 It seems like the FCC is making room for startups and the little guys as well as the mega-corporations with TV streaming over the Internet by making a slight change in the current law. It seems like A [..] View

North Korea Wants Joint Probe into Sony Hack

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 The Sony hack left the corporation in shambles, the President of the US weighs in on not releasing the movie, the FBI declared North Korea is behind the hacks, and now North Korea wants to team up wit [..] View

Dell's Announces New SonicPoint AC Wireless Access Point

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 This week Dell announced that the company will be launching its new series SonicPoint AC access point. The SonicPoint series is aimed for the small to medium sizes businesses looking for a lower cost [..] View

LinuxFest Northwest 2015

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 All of you Linux gurus need to mark your calendars for LinuxFest Northwest 2015 which was announced on Friday. The event will be running from April 25th-26th and as always, the event is free and open [..] View

Microsoft Plans a Virtual Reality Headset for Xbox One

1:01 am, December 21, 2014 Microsoft has been working quietly in the background developing a competitor for the Oculus Rift designed for the Xbox One. Reports have been circulating about the VR device, but precious few details [..] View

Calculus Textbook Author James Stewart Has Died

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Onnimikki writes James Stewart, author of the calculus textbooks many of us either loved or loved to hate, has died. In case you ever wondered what the textbook was funding, this story has the answer: [..] View

Staples: Breach May Have Affected 1.16 Million Customers' Cards

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 mpicpp writes with this excerpt from Fortune: Staples said Friday afternoon that nearly 1.16 million customer payment cards may have been affected in a data breach under investigation since October. T [..] View

Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 wiredmikey writes Just hours after the FBI and President Obama called out North Korea as being responsible for the destructive cyber attack against Sony Pictures, US-CERT issued an alert describing th [..] View

How a 3D Printer Let a Dog Run For the First Time

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Nerval's Lobster writes Ever since 3-D printing began to enter the mainstream, people have discussed the technology's potential for building prosthetic arms and legs for human beings. But what about d [..] View

Tor Network May Be Attacked, Says Project Leader

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Earthquake Retrofit writes The Register is reporting that the Tor Project has warned that its network – used to mask peoples' identities on the internet – may be knocked offline in [..] View

FCC Proposes Rule Change That Could Kickstart Internet TV

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 If this proposal goes into effect, any company that wants to offer TV shows over the internet will have the same negotiating powers to do so as a traditional TV provider would, meaning that internet T [..] View

WinADay Casino's New "Castle Siege" is an Epic Quest for Treasure with the Unique Casino's First "Sticky Wild"

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 WinADay Casino’s (http://www.winadaycasino.eu) new Castle Siege slot is a Medieval battle themed game with the casino’s first Sticky Wild symbol. To celebrate the launch of its 30t [..] View

Matthew S. Sheldon, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP to Speak at KC’s Major CFPB Enforcement Developments Live Webcast

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Matthew S. Sheldon, Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP will spea [..] View

ASAlaser 2014: Between Positive Budget and New Projects

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Sales growth, encouraging percentages for the installation of their devices, opening new markets for Human and Vet sector: the year that is closing is a solid springboard to dive into a 2015 full of g [..] View

LiceDoctors Lice Treatment Service Opens in Bucks County Pennsylvania

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 LiceDoctors Head Lice Treatment and Nit Removal Service is pleased to advise families in the Bucks County area that it has expanded its service area from Philadelphia to now include in-home service in [..] View

Goodwill & ARTISANworks Join Forces to Support Artists and Create Jobs

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Goodwill of the Finger Lakes, headquartered in Rochester, NY, announces that it is partnering with ARTISANworks to create jobs and support local artists throughout Rochester and the Finger Lakes area [..] View

Local Lice Company Advises Birmingham Families to be on the Look-Out for Head Lice as Families Gather for the Holiday Season

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 End of the year festivities are great as families all over Birmingham convene for the holiday season. There are, however, often unwanted visitors called head lice that can interfere with the family f [..] View

Lady Lux Luxury Swimwear Launches New Website

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Lady Lux Luxury Swimwear will launch a new website. Lady Lux is excited to debut the new website to their clientele. Lady Lux Swimwear has made improvements to the website to help users navigate the s [..] View

Contact General Contractor Frank Ramsden for High Quality Construction Services Across Lansdale, PA

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 New Hope, PA-based contractor Frank Ramsden is now inviting clients to contact his team for renovation work in early 2015. Homeowners can contact Frank and his team via their Facebook account, where t [..] View

New Smart Phone Interface for Rifle Scopes

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Digital FOV just released a smart phone interface kit for digital and thermal rifle scopes that transmits video of the scope's field of view up to 100 meters using WiFi for display on an Android devic [..] View

Roig Lawyers Continues Expansion of Litigation Practice Group

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Roig Lawyers, a minority-owned multi-practice litigation law firm dedicated to serving clients across six offices throughout Florida, is pleased to announce that Ryan J. Smollar has joined as an assoc [..] View

Clarifying Your True Calling: The Visionary on December 23 “Why Shamanism Now” with Christina Pratt

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 On the next episode of "Why Shamanism Now? A Practical Path to Authenticity” – the fourth and last of a series on using shamanism to awken your passions -- teacher, author an [..] View

Richard H. Walker Joins Pro Bono Partnership Board of Directors

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Pro Bono Partnership has announced that Richard H. Walker has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Walker is General Counsel and Member of the Group Executive Committee for Deutsche Bank. Prior [..] View

Bpm’online Releases Major Update of Its Full-Cycle CRM for Real Estate Professionals

1:01 pm, December 20, 2014 Bpm’online is proud to announce the release of a new version of bpm’online real estate – the CRM system designed for commercial and residential real estate companies to m [..] View

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