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CHP Officers Steal, Forward Nude Pictures From Arrestee Smartphones

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 sabri writes: Following the initial suspension of a California Highway Patrol officer earlier this week, news has come out that the CHP has an entire ring of officers who steal and subsequently share [..] View

Scientists Engineer Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 SternisheFan writes with news that medical researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully cultivated stem cells that will **** brain cancer cells in mice [..] View

Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: In a post at the Free Software Foundation, lawyer Marco Ciurcina reports that the Italian Supreme Court has ruled the practice of forcing users to pay for a Windows license [..] View

High Speed Evolution

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Taco Cowboy writes: Normally, the term "evolution" implicitly refers to super-long time frames. However, in the case of lizards on Florida islands, evolution seems to have shifted into a hig [..] View

EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: The 28 nations in the European Union agreed Friday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% (going by 1990 levels) by the year 2030. The deal received widespread criticism; i [..] View

FCC Postpones Spectrum Auction Until 2016

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: 2014 was supposed to be the year broadcasters would be allowed to sell off their unused spectrum to mobile carriers. That got pushed back to 2015 in December, and now the F [..] View

New Oculus SDK Adds Experimental Linux Support and Unity Free For Rift Headset

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Oculus, creator of the Rift VR headset, has released a new version of their SDK which brings with it long sought-after support for Linux, which the company says is "ex [..] View

Building All the Major Open-Source Web Browsers

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Cristophe de Dinechin, long-time software developer, has an interesting article on the processes involved in building the major browsers. From the article: "Mozilla Fi [..] View

Ask Slashdot: How Do I Make a High-Spec PC Waterproof?

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 jimwormold writes: I need to build a system for outdoor use, capable of withstanding a high pressure water jet! "Embedded PC," I hear you cry. Well, ideally yes. However, the system does a f [..] View

The Problem With Positive Thinking

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times explains research into how our mindset can influence results. The common refrain when striving for a goal is to stay positive and imagine success — p [..] View

Tetris Is Hard To Test

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 New submitter JackDW writes: Tetris is one of the best-known computer games ever made. It's easy to play but hard to master, and it's based on a NP-hard problem. But that's not all that's difficult ab [..] View

Arma 3 Free To Play This Weekend, Discounted 50 Percent Until Monday

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Depending on where you live, it's starting to get a bit chilly outside as winter looms right around the corner (we can see you shaking your head in agreement in the midwest and east coast). The bitte [..] View

Not So Fast Apple SIM Users, AT&T Confirms iPad Air 2 SIM Gets Locked To Its Network

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Apple had good intentions by equipping its cellular-based iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 with SIM card options, thereby giving owners the flexibility to choose from a variety of short and long term data [..] View

Google’s Nest Gets Cozier With Acquistion Of Revolv Home Automation Startup

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 When Google does something, it tends to do it big. So when the company made its acquisition of Nest earlier this year, there was little doubt that it was going to make a noticeable impact on the home [..] View

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus To Feature Snapdragon 805 And 'Enhanced 4G'

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Without a hint of fanfare, Samsung has just released an upgraded version of its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone - but only in Europe. Called the Galaxy S5 Plus, the phone is spec'd similarly to the LTE [..] View

Doctors Transplanted 'Dead Hearts' Into Three Patients, And It Worked

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Two months ago, doctors in Australia transplanted a "dead heart" — a heart that had stopped beating inside a donor's chest — into a 57-year-old woman. The operation, whic [..] View

Body Of Hannah Graham Identified In Virginia

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 The 18-year-old University of Virginia student disappeared on 13 September and her body was found by police five weeks later on derelict property in Albermarle county, near to where she went missing i [..] View

Same-*** Marriage Now Recognized In Six Additional States

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 The United States federal government will now recognize same-*** married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Saturd [..] View

A Nurse Recounts Her Nightmare Experience In An Ebola Quarantine

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Kaci Hickox, a nurse, has been caring for Ebola patients while on assignment with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone. Upon her return to the U.S. on Friday, she was placed in quarantine at a New [..] View

Watch This $2.2M P-51 Mustang Make A Gear-Up Belly Landing

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Big Beautiful Doll, a gorgeous 1944 P-51D Mustang, had a landing gear malfunction over Mesa, Arizona yesterday. As a result, its owner Jeff Pino executed an amzingly textbook perfect gear-up belly lan [..] View

Is GamerGate About Media Ethics Or Harassing Women? Harassment, The Data Shows

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 An analysis by Newsweek found that Twitter users tweeting the hashtag #GamerGate direct negative tweets at critics of the gaming world more than they do at the journalists whose coverage they supposed [..] View

Court Shuts Down Aereo's Live TV Feature

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Broadcasters 1, Aereo Zip. In what could be Aereo's final attempt at using the Supreme Court's decision to its advantage, Aereo has been barred by a federal judge from rebroadcasting over-the-air live [..] View

'Titanfall' to Add New Co-Op Game Mode

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Respawn Entertainment announced the release of a new co-operative mode for Titanfall this week called Frontier Defense. Calling this the biggest update so far, it will allow four players to work toget [..] View

Surface Pro 2 Quietly Disappears from the Microsoft Store

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Microsoft has turned its stores into magical places and the sales representatives into magicians this week, giving them all the ability to make the Surface Pro 2 disappear completely. After pokin [..] View

Apple Computer Built by The Woz Sells for $905K

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 I always wondered that when Steve Wozniak was building those crude piecemeal Apple-1 computers in Steve Jobs family garage, did he ever think they would be worth more than the going price for them in [..] View

Roku Could File for IPO Soon, Raise as Much as $150 Million

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Roku, the little box and dongle that has been a savior to the cord-cutters and a curse on cable companies, looks to be posturing to go the IPO route in the near future according to a report from the W [..] View

PS4 Update 2.0 Available Next Week

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Last week we told you about the upcoming PS4 update in detail, leaving out the answer to one important question: When will it be available? Sony has finally filled in the last detail for Masamune, the [..] View

AMD APU Price Cuts and Bundles for October

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Price cuts galore: AMD is dealing! AMD has announced price cuts in many of their APU products, averaging $20-$30 off and will soon be reflected in the pricing at AMD retailers. Besides the price d [..] View

First Trailer for Ridley Scott's 'Halo' Series Full of Sci-Fi Tropes

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Halo: Nightfall, a five episode live action series produced by Ridley Scott (Aliens, Blade Runner) is set to be released on November 11th as part of the Master Chief Collection. Microsoft has released [..] View

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 If you are a fan of Stephen Hawking, you can now follow him on his new Facebook page. He will be sharing his insight into the universe with all to see on his page and it's a sure bet his presence on F [..] View

Microsoft Is Killing Xbox Music's Free Music Streaming

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Microsoft has served notice that it will be shutting down its free version of the Xbox Music streaming service as of December 1st. The music service will continue on as a paid subscription. With X [..] View

Happy 10th Birthday Ubuntu, Canonical Releases Utopic Unicorn

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 If you are expecting fireworks and Champagne, you are out of luck. Canonical celebrated the ten year anniversary of Ubuntu by releasing a new version, 14.10, also known as Utopic Unicorn. If you'd [..] View

7 Cool Secrets in the Game 'Destiny' and How to Find Them

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 It's not even remotely close to spring yet, but Bungie has already been out there hiding the Easter Eggs in their mega-hit game, Destiny. Bungie has hidden seven Easter Eggs and now you will know just [..] View

PlayStation's Sale of the Dead

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 Sony is celebrating Halloween by offering discounts on PlayStation scary games just in time for the Halloween festivities. The discounts range from 65-80% and the promotion will run through November 3 [..] View

The NYPD Will Give Smartphones to Its Officers

1:01 am, October 26, 2014 As part of the NYPD Mobility Initiative, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that the 35K officers of the NYPD will all be receiving smartphones and police cruisers will be fitted with t [..] View

OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

1:01 pm, October 25, 2014 operator_error notes a report that ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has emailed the Ubuntu Devel mailing list to request that ownCloud (server) be removed from the Ubuntu repositories because it conta [..] View

Peter Kuran:Visual Effects Artist and Atomic Bomb Archivist

1:01 pm, October 25, 2014 Lasrick links to this interview with Peter Kuran, an animator of the original Star Wars and legendary visual effects artist, writing If you saw the recent remake of Godzilla, you saw stock footage fro [..] View

Google Search Finally Adds Information About Video Games

1:01 pm, October 25, 2014 An anonymous reader writes Google has expanded its search engine with the capability to recognize video games. If your query references a game, a new Knowledge Graph panel on the right-hand side of Go [..] View

Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

1:01 pm, October 25, 2014 theodp writes According to Steve Ballmer, Amazon.com is not a real business. "They make no money," Ballmer said on the Charlie Rose Show. "In my world, you're not a real business until [..] View

Paul Allen Pledges $100 Million in Fight Against Ebola

1:01 pm, October 25, 2014 Bill Gates is not the only big time philanthropist in the Microsoft organization. Responding to the Ebola crisis in Africa, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated a whopping $100 Million dollars [..] View

Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 BarbaraHudson writes: The Globe and Mail is reporting the success of a procedure to implant a replacement retina grown from cells from the patient's skin. Quoting: "Transplant doctors are steppin [..] View

FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 New submitter weilawei writes: Last night, FTDI, a Scottish manufacturer of USB-to-serial ICs, posted a response to the ongoing debacle over its allegedly intentional bricking of competitors' chips. I [..] View

Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 dcblogs writes: McDonald's this week told financial analysts of its plans to install self-ordering kiosks and mobile ordering at its restaurants. This news prompted the Wall Street Journal to editoria [..] View

How To Beat Online Price Discrimination

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 New submitter Intrepid imaginaut sends word of a study (PDF) into how e-commerce sites show online shoppers different prices depending on how they found an item and what the sites know about the custo [..] View

PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been looking into the recent larger budget game releases to appear on Linux, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: The Pre–Sequel [..] View

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff wh [..] View

Recent Nobel Prize Winner Revolutionizes Microscopy Again

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: Eric Betzig recently shared in the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on high-resolution microscopy. Just yesterday, Betzig and a team of researchers published a new mi [..] View

Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 Nerval's Lobster writes: Every company needs employees who can analyze information effectively, discarding what's unnecessary and digging down into what's actually useful. But employers are getting a [..] View

Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 Trailrunner7 writes: A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highl [..] View

Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record

1:01 am, October 25, 2014 An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports that Alan Eustace, a computer scientist and senior VP at Google, has successfully broken the record for highest freefall jump, set by Felix Baumgartner [..] View

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