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,

微软将于本月发布Office for iPad

据The Verge报道,微软新CEO Nadella将于下周首次举办发布会,谈谈他上台后定的“移动和云优先”(mobile first, cloud first)的策略,同期将会透露下个月微软的Build大会的信息,并发布Office for iPad。

Mobile app of the day: Evernote

Evernote is a perennial favourite app for information gathering types. The Android version has recently had handwriting and drawing support added.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/03/31/mobile-app-of-the-day-evernote/

WP 8.1:SD卡限速、三列磁贴仅供部分设备

Windows Phone 8.1即将在明晚的Build 2014上发布,有关它的更多特性进一步被曝光。此前有 […]

State Your Sexual Intentions With HeavenlySinful Dating App

Twin brothers, Henry and Harry, both have Tinder. Henry downloaded the app to find the future Mrs. Henry, while Harry is just looking for a one-night stand. But as a girl swiping through Tinder, you'd have no way of knowing the difference between the two guys' intentions.

Microsoft patent shows a smartwatch in the works to rival the iWatch

A Microsoft patent for a smartwatch has popped up, showing a device with a detachable body and an accessory dock.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/07/microsoft-patent-shows-a-smartwatch-in-the-works-to-rival-the-iwatch/

人才因何抛弃电信运营商?

这个行业像是受到了某种诅咒,从内到外都散发让一丝绝望的气息,像是叔本华的比喻:一条铺满帜热火炭的“环形轨道”,运营商人就是绕着跑道一圈又一圈地奔跑着,双脚踩在帜热的火炭上面。

SpaceX Is Testing Autonomous Space Rocket Landing Ships

Elon Musk's list of crazy/brilliant inventions is getting pretty lengthy , but he's decided to add to the list with the Saturday afternoon unveiling of "X-wing config" wings for the Falcon 9 rocket , and a self-piloting ship to act as a landing pad for the reusable rockets. Read more...

Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

mrspoonsi writes Russia has listed transsexual and transgender people among those who will no longer qualify for driving licenses. Fetishism, exhibitionism and voyeurism are also included as "mental disorders" now barring people from driving.

People are trying to sell half-eaten pints of Blue Bell ice cream for thousands of dollars

People who grew up accustomed to eating Blue Bell can explain that this particular brand of ice cream is kind of a big dealUnfortunately, after a deadly outbreak of listeria was discovered in a Blue Bell factory, the company recalled all of its products. As a result,

3 分鐘看盡 Apple 香港 Back to School 七大優惠 !

學生哥期待已久、香港 Apple 的 Back to School 優惠活動在今日正式舉行。今年除了提供恆常的優惠價購買 Mac 機及 iPad 之外,買 MacBook/iMac 亦會贈送 Beats Solo2 耳機。相信將會有很多平價 Beats 耳機出現在市面上呢。

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