Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

stephendavion writes A legal scholar says he and colleagues have developed an algorithm that can predict, with 70 percent accuracy, whether the US Supreme Court will uphold or reverse the lower-court decision before it. "Using only data available prior to the date of decision,

Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

stephendavion writes A legal scholar says he and colleagues have developed an algorithm that can predict, with 70 percent accuracy, whether the US Supreme Court will uphold or reverse the lower-court decision before it. "Using only data available prior to the date of decision,

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.

City of London Police Take Down Proxy Service Over Piracy Concerns

Mr_Silver writes TorrentFreak is reporting that the City of London Police (a private police force in government-backed livery with an authority that does not go beyond the corporate-controlled City of London area — so not to be confused with the Metropolitan Police) has seized control of a number of domains including Immunicity,

Algorithm Predicts US Supreme Court Decisions 70% of Time

stephendavion writes A legal scholar says he and colleagues have developed an algorithm that can predict, with 70 percent accuracy, whether the US Supreme Court will uphold or reverse the lower-court decision before it. "Using only data available prior to the date of decision,

Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth

sciencehabit writes You can credit your existence to tiny wormlike creatures that lived 500 million years ago, a new study suggests. By tunneling through the sea floor, scientists say,

YouTube In Your Browser Is Becoming More Like YouTube On Your Phone

Once upon a time, in the early days of smartphones (y'know, a few years ago), a company would do everything possible to make its app look as similar to its website as possible. Now everything is topsy-turvy.

ESPN Makes Sport of Your Dating Woes

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.With the World Cup fast approaching, ESPN has rolled out another commercial whet the sporting appetite. While not quite in line with the gravitas of its first promo, this newest advertisements has a drama all its own.See also: World Cup Draw:

基于iBeacon定位的零售服务商Swirl与Motorola达成合作,为大型零售商提供软硬结合的零售解决方案

据Swirl官网消息,Swirl已与摩托罗拉达成合作协议,双方将联手为大型零售商提供软硬结合的零售解决方案。

万达电商联手腾讯百度 玩淘宝还是打酱油?

两个多月以前,在某款匿名社交应用上曾曝出,万达将和腾讯、百度合伙做电商。最近,这个消息得到了证实。上周,万达、腾讯、百度在深圳举行了战略合作签约仪式,宣布共同出资在香港注册成立万达电子商务公司。

互联网股权众筹的问题,还要靠互联网本身解决

目前已经有很多互联网创业公司有很多采用众筹的方式获得启动资金。证监会关于股权众筹规则的研究调研表明,股权众筹的 […]

【一些事晚报】如何写出一篇“爆款”的文章

2月3日 一些事 晚报 | 汇总今日最热资讯:   1.【最近引发的一道测试题】如果昨天是明天就好了,这样今天就是礼拜五了! Managershare:智商歧视无处不在!但这还真的跟智商没关系。

含有费奥瑞娜名字的域名被抢注:抨击她当初在惠普实施裁员

惠普前首席执行官卡莉·费奥瑞娜(Carly Fiorina)今天早些时候正式宣布竞选美国总统——但看起来,已经有人抢先注册了含有她名字的域名,这让费奥瑞娜感觉十分心烦。 费奥瑞娜的公开竞选网站是 carlyforpresident.

AMD向LibreOffice贡献GPU代码,将电子表格数学计算速度提升500倍

AMD称它是开源项目的真正信徒,它的工程师向多个开源项目贡献了代码,其中一个项目就是知名的开源办公软件LibreOffice。办公软件的电子表格涉及到大量数学运算,而GPU在执行通用计算方面的效率要远高于CPU。

160万元马丁飞行包首飞 中国版马斯克诞生?

“飞起来了”,12月6日,一片惊呼声中,深圳欢乐海岸水秀剧场上空,网上流传许久的马丁飞行包终于露出庐山真面目,它在湖面上空时高时低,灵活腾挪,最后稳稳落在对岸标记位置,实现了在中国的首次载人飞行。

男子“摇一摇”找女友过年 谁知摇到“酒托女”

临近过年,不少“被逼婚族”希望找到真爱带回家过年,不想真爱没找到,却遇到了真酒托。28日,记者从佛山禅城警方获悉,警方日前打掉了一个盘踞在湖景路的酒托窝点,抓获4男4女。骗子抓住部分男青年急于找女友回家过年的心态,将十几元一瓶的劣质酒抬高价卖到了2000余元一瓶,仅仅一个多月就获利近10万元。

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