Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

DroidJason1 (3589319) writes Microsoft has killed off two of its mapping products, MapPoint and Streets & Trips. Both of these services have received their last update and will soon be retired in favor of Microsoft's premier mapping product, Bing Maps.

Microsoft Kills Off MapPoint and Streets and Trips In Favor of Bing Maps

DroidJason1 (3589319) writes Microsoft has killed off two of its mapping products, MapPoint and Streets & Trips. Both of these services have received their last update and will soon be retired in favor of Microsoft's premier mapping product, Bing Maps.

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.

CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On X86_64

An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd,

CentOS Linux Version 7 Released On X86_64

An anonymous reader writes "Today, CentOS project unveiled CentOS Linux 7 for 64 bit x86 compatible machines. CentOS conforms fully with Red Hat's redistribution policy and aims to have full functional compatibility with the upstream product released in last month. The new version includes systemd,

Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzad

motang (1266566) writes Rob Pardo, Blizzard employee of 17 years who has worked on WarCraft and Diablo is leaving the company. "I'm looking forward to new challenges in my career, but I will always cherish the time I spent with you all and the amazing and collaborative teams at Blizzard,

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HP unveils Windows 8.1 powered ENVY x360, Pavilion x360, and Split x2

HP has unveiled three new two-in-one PCs today, all powered by Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 operating system. These new devices include the HP ENVY x360, Pavilion x360, and the Split x2. Let's take a look at these three new devices and see what they have to offer.

The Fire Phone's So Pricey Because It Costs Amazon a Ton to Build

We wanted Amazon's recently released Fire Phone to be many things, but most importantly, we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone's $650 price tag ($200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock. Read more...

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OSharp是一个依赖于EntityFramework,专注于业务数据模型与EntityFramework解耦的适用于中小型项目开发的(插件式)框架。OSharp将支持基于OSGi.NET的插件式开发,但我们还是会从非插件式讲起,详细了解OSharp开发框架的方方面面。

Apple Tops Smartphone Shipments In China For The First Time, Says Canalys

Apple has topped smartphone shipment numbers in China in Q4 2014, according to analyst firm Canalys. The popularity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped push the California gadget-maker ahead of its homegrown competitors, seeing it ship more than Xiaomi and Huawei,

听 YC 中的公司为你支招如何进入这家顶级孵化器

本文是 Front App 的创始人在 Y Combinator 中待了三个月后写出的总结文。她首先总结了 YC 对于初创公司意味着什么,能够带来怎样的推动作用,其次向所有还在 YC 门槛外徘徊犹豫的创业者给出建议。

籮文:「乜機都整到」 Makeblock mBot 智能積木機械人評測

有冇諗過自己動手造一隻智能機械人?近年全球興起 “創客(Maker)文化”,智能積木機器人品牌 Makeblock 就推出一系列產品,玩家要砌起一個智能機械人就像玩積木般容易,想知有幾好玩請閱讀以下文章。

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