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,

Google's self-driving car now smart enough to conquer the suburbs

Google has announced massive strides in its plans to have self-driving cars navigating the world’s roads in the near future, according to the director of their smart cars project.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/28/googles-smart-self-driving-car-just-got-smarter/

ROOT大师v1.1.1:优化一键ROOT加强清理功能

ROOT大师手机版发布了最新版v1.1.1,新版本着重优化了一键ROOT能力,增强对安卓老机型的支持率,更新授权管理组件,继续提升ROOT成功率,加强了上个版本中新增的一键清理功能,提升稳定性。

微星新主板可关闭部分功能达到省电目的

在今次Computex 2014年,微星科技展示自己在主板技术上的创新。微星展示了全新Eco系列主板,让用户完全控制主板哪些功能可以被启用,哪些功能需要关闭。

Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

Taco Cowboy writes A recent study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tübingen in Germany has found that present day Europeans are descendants of three different groups of people — A near east farmer group, an indigenous hunter gatherer group,

“优势叠加”、“腾云计划”成就新云力量

9月22日,以"新云力量"为主题的联想企业级业务策略暨ThinkServer Gen5发布会在京召开。联想首个自主研发的云平台管理解决方案ThinkCloud,和为云计算而优化的ThinkServer第五代产品家族亦同台亮相。

微软高管解释跳过Win 9命名:它来过又走了

在不久前的发布会上,当微软宣布了新一代操作系统将命名为 Windows 10 时,也许不少人第一时间的反应是“Windows 9 去哪儿了?”尽管随后有传言称这是由于 Windows 9.

A Little Love for Italy, from Microsoft: Get the Lumia 435 free when you purchase the Lumia 535

It is no secret that Windows Phone has traditionally achieved some of its strongest sales figures across Europe. From Germany to the UK, France to Italy, the platform has achieved success mostly beyond that it enjoys elsewhere.As such it is no surprise, especially with Valentine's Day on its way,

郑州小伙买iPad太烫手 无奈到国外维权

临近315,河南电视台公共频道报道了这样一则维权案例,郑州的马先生刚买了一部iPad mini 3平板,使用过程中发现机身发热严重,无法正常使用。但苹果售后人员回应称::不热到死机不算故障,退不了。

Tropical Depression Bill, feasting on saturated soil, spreads heavy rain beyond Texas

Tropical Depression Bill was spinning its way across the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex on Wednesday morning, and is set to follow a course that will take it across Oklahoma, another state that is still drying after epic floods in MayFrom there,

Watch the Summerfest music festival live stream: You can pick from 4 stages

Summerfest, touted as " the world's largest music festival," continues Friday, and you don't need to be in Milwaukee to watch the barrage of bands and solo artists perform. Starting Friday at 8 p.m. CT and lasting until Sunday at midnight,

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