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,

HTC 将于下周 WMC 上推出智能手表

据爆料,HTC现在至少有三种可穿戴备选方案,在WMC上展出的将是一款智能手表,而另外两个则一款为智能手表一款为电子手镯,HTC尚未决定将其中哪一个投入量产。

三星发布Gear Fit智能手表 进入健身应用领域

看来三星也要在智能手表领域展开机海战术,除了新的智能手表Gear 2和Gear 2 Neo,三星又在西班牙巴塞罗那举行的世界移动通信大会上发布Gear Fit智能手表。新的Gear Fit是三星Galaxy Gear智能手表的一个精简版本。

Avvo, The Online Legal Advice Marketplace, Lands $37.5M Led By Tech-Focused Hedge Fund Coatue

Avvo, the Seattle startup that runs an online marketplace for people seeking legal advice, has raised $37.5 million in new funding. The round, which counts as Avvo’s Series D, was led by Coatue Management,

EA给顾客发内购兑换码 暗示苹果将推此功能

威锋网消息,苹果可能会很快会允许开发者发送以供内购的兑换码,跟以前的 App Store 政策相比有了变化。  威锋网发现,EA 正给已下载了免费《真实赛车3》的顾客提供价值 1.99 美元的内购兑换码。  

移动医疗项目开发的六个关键步骤

一、摘要: 最近 Dr.2 读了一份Tony Kane咨询公司发表的调研报告,觉得很有价值,介绍给各位同道。该机构在报告中认为:一个成功的移动医疗项目开发,需要六个关键步骤。

缅怀《毕业生》导演尼科尔斯:青春也可以很长,长到你满头白发

这是一个关于成长的战役,而迷茫从来都不是青春的专有名词,它贯穿在这场战役的始终。

索尼Z4再曝光:5.4寸屏幕 骁龙805处理器

这已经不是索尼Xperia Z4的谍照第一次出现在网络上,不过这次,国外媒体phonearena曝出了更多信息,包括Z4的屏幕及摄像头。

What Really Happened to the MTA's 60 Million Leftover Subway Tokens

It's been over a decade since the MTA did away with subway tokens, those dirty metal bits of New York-ness that seemed unremarkable until, suddenly, they were gone. Since then, rumors have swirled about the fate of the 60 million tokens once in circulation—where were they? Now, we have an answer.

经典游戏的进化:从《微软扫雷》看Windows的界面变迁

虎嗅注:Windows 10就要来了,现在不妨借助经典的《扫雷》游戏,回顾此前Windows系统的界面变迁。本文转自WPDang,原作者TigerPapa,原标题为《经典游戏的进化:平台变迁史》,虎嗅编辑后发布。

美国疾控中心:黑人HIV病毒携带者的死亡率仍然最高

据美国疾病控制与预防中心(CDC)所述:2008至2012年间,与该国总体情况相比,黑人群体中HIV病毒携带者的死亡率有了实质性的下滑。不过即便如此,黑人HIV病毒携带者的死亡率仍然高于白色或拉美裔血统的人种。

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