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,

微软商业模式转型:从OS到应用

据《华尔街日报》网站报道,在新任首席执行官萨蒂亚·纳德拉(Satya Nadella)的带领下,微软正在经历着巨大的变化,甚至业务模式也从操作系统(OS)转向了应用。以下就是《华尔街日报》网站的文章主要内容。

代码显示新Nexus平板代号Flounder

随着谷歌I/O开发者大会的开幕日益临近,关于新一代Nexus平板电脑的传闻最近频频出现在我们的面前,而外界普遍预测谷歌将会在I/O大会上公布最新一代的Nexus平板电脑,而这款产品将会被命名为Nexus 8或Nexus 6,将会采用最新的64位英特尔处理器,并由HTC进行代工。  

Google Stars Extension For Chrome Leaks: Hands On

An anonymous reader writes "We've known for a while now that Google is testing a new favoriting service called Google Stars, aimed at helping users save, share, and organize Web content. This is largely due to multiple leaks,

YouTube: Slow Buffering Is Totally Your ISP's Fault

YouTube wants you to know that if you're experiencing playback issues, blurring video or excessive buffering, it's probably your Internet service provider's fault.Taking a cue from Netflix,

Angry Birds and angry staff: Rovio announces major job cuts

The Finnish developer behind the popular video game series has announced that it plans to cut 16 per cent of its workforce in order to simplify its business structure.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/10/02/angry-birds-and-angry-staff-rovio-announces-major-job-cuts/

The 5 Worst Networking Flops, and How to Recover From Them

I've been to my fair share of networking events, sometimes as the speaker and sometimes as a fellow participant. From each vantage point, I've witnessed many impressive, thoughtful and incredibly beneficial interactions.I've also seen some embarrassing networking flops.

中国婴童展耀世启幕 引领全球创新风尚

北京2014年10月11日电 /美通社/ -- 2014年10月14-16日,中国玩具和婴童用品协会三大服务平台中国婴童展、中国玩具展和上海国际品牌授权展将在上海新国际博览中心隆重举办。

美零售联盟警告国会:阿里入市将屠杀本土企业

据路透社报道,由数家美国零售巨头组成的Alliance for Main Street Fairness联盟(AMSF),上周末通过电视和广播广告向美国国会发出警告——强调若不能尽早封堵当前针对在线零售商的税收法律漏洞,阿里巴巴进军美国零售市场后,本土企业必然遭致“屠杀”。

一鏡到尾、7 個場景的 Johnnie Walker 廣告是這樣拍的

踏入年尾,大家都在進行年度回顧,而威士忌品牌 Johnnie Walker 則推出了一段影片,講述他們已經展望未來一年,這廣告是以一鏡到尾、轉換 7 個場景來製作,大家可以看看如下︰閱讀全文

MacBook Air更新指日可待 苹果经销商开始清库存

日前曾有消息称,苹果将要小幅更新 MacBook Air 机型,有望升级使用英特尔的 Broadwell 处理器。今天进一步消息显示,苹果已经开始采取措施,指示国际分销商为更新做好准备,并开始清空剩余的 MacBook Air 库存。

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