DARPA Bolsters Blueprint To Build Robotic Services For Satellites

coondoggie writes In five years the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to launch a robotic servicing mission to inspect, fix, refuel or move satellites in geostationary Earth orbit. In order to move that plan along,

DARPA Bolsters Blueprint To Build Robotic Services For Satellites

coondoggie writes In five years the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to launch a robotic servicing mission to inspect, fix, refuel or move satellites in geostationary Earth orbit. In order to move that plan along,

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.

Ireland To Host Robotic Sailing Championships

First time accepted submitter dertynan writes The WRSC people are out to make sailors redundant. The World Robotic Sailing Championships (and International Conference) is in Galway, Ireland next week. Around eleven teams are participating in this autonomous sailing event,

Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

colinneagle writes "Consumer site MoneySavingExpert.com reported today that it has seen "many complaints" from users who believe a recent increase in data-related charges on their cellphone bills are the result of Facebook's auto-play feature.

Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen

Nerval's Lobster writes As a trend, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seems a bit played out—who hasn't yet dumped a bucket of icy water over his or her head for charity? But that didn't stop Canadian chemist Muhammad Qureshi from executing his own sublimely scientific,

奥克斯 “企鹅”形象设计

每个事物都需要合适气候环境,企鹅一般是在南北极生存的动物,这样才合适它自身需要,而奥克斯(AUL)健康空调形象设计利用“企鹅”可爱形象相符的寓意!来提高企业文化;提高竞争市场!

Once Again, Down Wants To Hook You Up With Your SXSW Hookup

It's a new year, and a whole new SXSW, but some things don't change. Thanks to an endless stream of parties with open bars, the (relatively) warm nights, and a large population of web-curious visitors descending on Austin, the tradition of the SXSW hookup lives on.

Street Artist Mocks Your Obsession With Facebook Likes

As we sip our sugary soda and furiously click through our News Feeds, taking a look at the murals by an Italian street artist, who calls himself Mister Thoms, might give us pause. His surreal, hilarious and yet poignant paintings comment on everything from advertising to the Internet.

The First 4K OLED TV You Can Buy Will Cost $11,000

OLED has taken its sweet time to arrive in 4K sets, but now LG has announced that the first such set is about to go on sale. And this thing looks good enough to fall in love with .Read more...

Nikon D750 降临,首次在全幅 DSLR 加入翻转屏幕(望向 Canon)

Nikon D750 终于正式登场,成为 D700 推出多年之后的后继机种(记得是 D3 的时代了...现在都 D4s 了)。虽然进步的幅度称不上是大改进,没有当年从 CCD 跳到 CMOS 这样巨大,但还算是 Nikon...

[评论]“Hello Moto”强势回归!联想蓄势待发

感谢陈冉的投递如果你是70后,应该对大哥大不会陌生;如果你是80后,应该对BB机不会陌生;如果你是90后,应该对V3不会陌生;如果你是00后,至少会听说Moto 360的存在;当然,如果你是10后,应该还不曾拥有手机……

This Socket Makes Plugging Devices In Way Easier

I am willing to bet that at some point in the last few months, you slightly struggled to plug something in. Not a particularly difficult scrap: just enough to cost you a few seconds, turn on a light, or actually put your iPad down. Well,

Dragster Bicycles Prove Once and For All Who's Fastest On Two Wheels

Getting your first bike means two things: you're free to explore your neighborhood farther than you ever could, and you can finally prove which of your friends is indeed fastest—a coveted honor when you're six-years-old. So if it's speed on two wheels you're after,

熟人发来短信链接致现金不翼而飞 实为手机病毒

收到“熟人”发来的网址链接,按照短信的内容打开网页下载程序,结果银行里的现金却不翼而飞。

研究员在黑客大赛中找到4个苹果有关的漏洞

威锋网讯,第 16 届 CanSecWest 安全大会目前正在温哥华进行,相信不少朋友对于其中的 Pwn2Own 电脑黑客比赛都会比较熟悉,昨天威锋网曾报道了苹果的 Safari 浏览器在 5 秒内就被一个来自中国的团队成功破解的消息,值得一提的是还有其它安全研究员找到了其它的漏洞。  根据安全公司 Trend Micro 指出,在比赛的第一天,独立安全研究员 JungHoon Lee 就凭借在 OS X 和 Safari 中发现漏洞而获得了 6 万美元的的奖金。Lee 总共发现了 4 个漏洞,其中包括 1 个 Safari 漏洞以及 3 个 OS X 漏洞。  

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