British Army Turns To Oculus Rift To Take the Sting Out of Battlefield Trauma

Dimetrodon (2714071) writes British consultancy Plextek has just announced the world's first immersive medical training system for the military using the Oculus Rift. The virtual reality technology will be used to simulate pre-hospital care on the battlefield,

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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

Esther Schindler (16185) writes "Every team has someone who at the bottom of its bell curve: an individual who has a hard time keeping up with other team members. How your team members treat that person is a significant indicator of your organization's health.

Freecode Freezeup

LeadSongDog (1120683) writes The venerable Freecode site has today gone static, blaming low traffic. No new content is being accepted, but they continue to serve existing content. They recommend projects consider moving to Sourceforge. Probably obvious,

The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes The government cannot use cell phone location data as evidence in a criminal proceeding without first obtaining a warrant, an appeals court ruled today, in one of the most important privacy decisions in recent memory. "In short,

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

First time accepted submitter AllTheTinfoilHats (3612007) writes "A security flaw in Google Chrome allows any website you visit with the browser to listen in on nearby conversations. It doesn't allow sites to access your microphone's audio,

The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

An anonymous reader writes "The battle over Comcast's public WiFi network that is hosted on your cable modem continues. Comcast responded to Speedify's earlier power measurements by rushing them a new Cisco cable modem. The new modem proved to be more power hungry than the last,

Your Personal Data Is On Your Phone -- In the Form of Bacteria

jfruh (300774) writes "Yes, we all know that we have a lot of personally identifying information on our phones that maybe we shouldn't. But even if our data is locked down and encrypted, we're all leaving biological footprints on our phones,

Lawrence Lessig Answers Your Question About His Mayday PAC, Part 2 (Video)

The original Mayday PAC goal was to raise $1 million. Now Larry is working on a second -- and more ambitious -- goal: To raise $5 million by July 4. We called for your questions on June 23, and you sent a bunch of them. This time, instead of using email, we used Google Hangout to ask via video,

Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 cm.

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Scientists excavating an archaeological site in southern Spain have finally gotten the real poop on Neanderthals, finding that the Caveman Diet for these quintessential carnivores included substantial helpings of vegetables.

F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

They may be well reviewed and China's new top selling phone, but reader DavidGilbert99 writes with reason to be cautious about Xiaomi's phones:

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

California Whooping Cough Cases "an Epidemic"

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, the state of California is "in the throes of a whooping cough epidemic, state health department officials announced Friday. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, said 3,

SteamBoy Machine Team Promises a Portable Console for Valve's Steam Games

According to an article at The Escapist, a group of hardware developers is working on a portable version of the long-rumored SteamBox console, dubbed the SteamBoy. (Video tease.) This portable version wouldn't be as powerful as some other Steam-centric rigs,

California Whooping Cough Cases "an Epidemic"

As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, the state of California is "in the throes of a whooping cough epidemic, state health department officials announced Friday. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, said 3,

BT goes with EE for MVNO services, dropping Vodafone

The agreement between BT and EE, first announced last autumn, has now been signed and sealed, with Vodafone getting the boot.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/03/26/bt-goes-with-ee-for-mvno-services-dropping-vodafone/

从免费Wi-Fi入手,看支付宝如何帮线下商户圈住用户?

支付宝将对接入其公众账号平台“服务窗”的线下商户店内的Wi-Fi系统进行改造,当顾客进入Wi-Fi覆盖范围内,收到提醒并与之连接后,就会直接进入商户页面——上面显示着商户的服务窗入口、促销活动(广告),以及微博和淘宝店地址。

美好概念构想 iOS未来能否用上桌面小工具

威锋网讯,桌面小工具,是安卓明显的一个特色功能,而这个功能相信也是不少 iOS 用户愿望清单的其中一个功能。

加拿大宇航员大叔《太空怪人》MV重新下架

今年上半年,YouTube宣布撤下Chris Hadfield在太空演唱David Bowie《太空怪人(Space Oddity)》的音乐视频。相信在当时,那些还没来得及收藏这段视频的粉丝肯定是伤透了心。

'Serial' host Sarah Koenig stops by 'The Colbert Report' to tease us all

If you listened to Serial first thing this morning and are already bummed out that you have to wait another week for more, here's something to hold you over until the next episodeSarah Koenig, the woman who singlehandedly made Thursdays the most exciting day of the week,

This Air Traffic Control Plan Is Trying to Make Delivery Drones Legal

NASA has been working on a plan for months to create an air traffic control system for drones to make sure the flying machines don't crash into things like people and planes. Now that plan includes trying to develop a reliable system so people can fly drones remotely. Read more...

传“咖喱味儿的Uber”Ola Cabs将有新一轮4亿美元融资,估值30亿美元

据WSJ消息,消息人士透露,印度打车软件Ola Cabs将获4亿美元新一轮融资,投资方包括DST,此前投资方软银、老虎基金等将继续跟投,该公司估值由此将升至30亿美元。此前,Ola已通过5轮融资共募得2.77亿美元资金。

前 iOS 主管 Scott Forstall 宣布现在是百老汇制作人

昨天,有消息称苹果前 iOS 主管 Scott Forstall 2014年开始担任阅后即焚软件 Snapchat 的顾问。不过,今天,Scott Forstall 出人意料的在推特上发布推文,这也是他注册推特账户后发出的第一条推文。

百度回应拦截高德地图:别闹!临时情况而已

针对高德所称拦截高德地图一事,百度昨晚用“百度地图”官方微博做出了题为《小德,我有话想对你说》的回应。

eclipse为什么一直locading descrptor解决方案 - 网上幽灵

eclipse为什么一直locading descrptor....然后就一直毫无反应。原因:eclipse启动后会从java.sun.com下载一个配置文件,这个配置文件也不是必须的。 然而在国内的网络很难连接java.sun.com这个服务器,所以就一直卡在那里,得不到服务器的响应。解决方案.....

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