China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

An anonymous reader writes about a Chinese building project designed to cement claims to a disputed region of the South China Sea. Sand, cement, wood, and steel are China's weapons of choice as it asserts its claim over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. China, the Philippines, Malaysia,

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China Builds Artificial Islands In South China Sea

An anonymous reader writes about a Chinese building project designed to cement claims to a disputed region of the South China Sea. Sand, cement, wood, and steel are China's weapons of choice as it asserts its claim over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. China, the Philippines, Malaysia,

China is Building Fake Islands to Bolster Its Claim to Disputed Waters

Pity the poor mapmaker assigned to the South China Sea. The hotly disputed waters in the Pacific are torn between competing claims from all the countries that surround it. China, especially, has been aggressive and sly. It's now dumping sand onto small reefs and shoals,

U.S. Navy sails destroyer near disputed islands in South China Sea

A U.S. Navy ship sailed near an artificial island built by China in the South China Sea in a long-anticipated challenge to what the Obama administration considers Beijing's "excessive claim" of sovereignty in those waters, a U.S. defense official said Monday.See also: See the U.S.

China's Dredging In the South China Sea Created 2,900 Acres of New Islands

We’ve known for years that China’s military is spearheading one of the biggest land reclamation projects ever in the middle of the South China Sea. But a report from the Pentagon yesterday says that the project is far larger than previously thought: 2,

China's Island Factory

An anonymous reader writes: The BBC has a lengthy investigative report about China's efforts to create and expand artificial islands in the South China Sea. They've been going to coral reefs and atolls, dredging the bottom for material, and dumping it on top of the reef to create new land.

Why China's Building a Military Base in the Middle of the Ocean

After flying a surveillance plane over the South China Sea last February, the Philippine government saw how China was constructing islands in order to bolster its claim to the territory. (See above.) It even suspected that China might plan to build a military air strip to protect it.

Why China Is Building The World's Largest "Coast Guard" Cutter

The idea of a Coast Guard is one that has blurred in recent decades, with US Coast Guard vessels serving as far away from home as the Persian Gulf on a regular basis. Still, the Chinese Coast Guard's upcoming 10,

The U.S. navy is testing China's hold on the South China Sea

The United States is sending warships to parts of the South China Sea claimed by China and will continue to do so, U.S. Admiral Harry Harris Jrsaid on TuesdayAfter a U.S. warship last week sailed by an artificial island made by the Chinese, China said the U.S. was trying to "militarize" the region.

Incredible Satellite Images Show China Building Artificial Archipelago

It seems strange that a remote patch of water would become the focus of international controversy and billions of dollars worth of infrastructure. But that’s exactly what’s happening in the South China Sea right now. Read more...

China Says Its Artificial Island Project Will Be Done In a Few Days

It’s been more than a year since we first started following China’s project to build artificial islands in contested areas of the South China Sea, setting off what could properly be called a diplomatic shit storm. Today, China reassured the world that it’s almost done, alright?Read more...

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.

World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada

Zothecula (1870348) writes "Thanks to its extensive composting and recycling facilities, the city of Edmonton, Canada is already diverting approximately 60 percent of its municipal waste from the landfill. That figure is expected to rise to 90 percent, however,

World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada

Zothecula (1870348) writes "Thanks to its extensive composting and recycling facilities, the city of Edmonton, Canada is already diverting approximately 60 percent of its municipal waste from the landfill. That figure is expected to rise to 90 percent, however,

Perl Is Undead

Ptolemarch writes At the Yet Another Perl Conference beginning today in Orlando, the first keynote squarely blamed Slashdot for starting the "Perl is Dead" meme in 2005. Let's be clear: if Perl was ever dead, it must now be undead. If you can't be at YAPC, you can still watch it live.

下一代 Office for Mac不会在2014年底前发布

自从2010年10月发布了Office for Mac 2011之后,微软再没有为Mac用户推出新版本Offi […]

WP8.1上手体验:整体让人满意值得期待

在微软Build 2014开发者大会开幕之前,关于Windows Phone 8.1系统的各种新特性就已经曝光了不少。

eMarketer: 研究显示客户获得是小企业主最大的挑战

当提及获取新业务时,小企业仍面临很多障碍。在2014年第一季度 Gallup和 Wells Fargo的研究中,吸引客户、找准商业机会和寻找工作或开辟新业务是美国小企业主面临的最大的挑战,有21%的受访者提及。

Wii U May Be Nintendo's Worst-Selling Console Ever

Nintendo's Wii U is well on its way to becoming the worst-selling home console the company has ever produced — even worse than GameCube — according to an earnings report released last week.According to the report,

时代周刊:苹果公司借iOS 8为智能手表打基础

美国《时代》周刊网络版今天刊登题为《iOS 8为苹果手表打好基础》(iOS 8 Has the Ingredients for a Pretty Good Apple Watch)的评论文章称:虽然苹果公司尚未发布iWatch智能手表,但iOS 8的很多功能却为这款智能手表打好了基础。

[视频]售$499.99 下一代Nexus正式名称为“Nexus X”

据科技博客TK Tech News和Phone Arena两家媒体爆料Nexus 6正式名称为“Nexus X”,产品有望将于今年秋季(10月之前)开始发售,在美国地区的售价为$499.99,在欧洲地区的售价为€419.99。

Kmart Says Its Payment System Was Hacked

wiredmikey writes Kmart is the latest large U.S. retailer to experience a breach of its payment systems, joining a fast growing club dealing successful hack attacks. The company said that on Thursday, Oct. 9, its IT team detected that its payment data systems had been breached,

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person to have been diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola, and who subsequently died of the disease, was treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Now, in a second diagnosis for the U.S,

Wayfair和HubSpot的IPO可能只是波士顿创业大潮的开端

现在硅谷公司都在IPO面前止步不前,还需要面对令人绝望的资金消耗率,与此同时,有两家来自波士顿的创业公司都成功完成了各自的IPO。家具销售服务Wayfair在一周之前上市,并在IPO上筹得了3亿美元。

Xiaomi Clocks Record $163M Sales At Halfway Point Of China’s Singles’ Day Shopathon

Singles’ Day, the largest online shopping day in China/on the planet, is just over half way through, and already there are new records being set. Alibaba sold $2 billion-worth of items in the first two hours,

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