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,

First Motorola Smartphone Under Lenovo Will Be Revealed in May

Despite recent major changes at Motorola, it seems the company still has a few surprises in store — namely a new class of smartphoneFollowing in the smartphone footsteps of the Moto X and Moto G, the new, as yet unnamed smartphone is set to make its debut next month,

阿里巴巴已在美递交IPO申请 拟筹资10亿美元

阿里巴巴集团今日向美国证券交易委员会(SEC)提交了F-1公开发行申请文件。阿里巴巴在文件中披露,公司拟发行10亿美元的美国存托股。

Piper Jaffray:iPhone已成为青少年社会地位的象征

International Business Times报道称,据研究公司Piper Jaffray最新所做的调查发现,现在的青少年不再把衣服作为其彰显个性的代表,他们更愿意把钱花在食物和电子设备上。

Google Glass gets fashionable with Diane von Furstenberg partnership

Google has teamed up with the famous American fashion designer for the DVF Made for Glass range, which will offer mix and match frames and shades.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/05/google-glass-gets-fashionable-with-diane-von-furstenberg-partnership/

The top free, paid, and trending Windows Phone apps and games as of July 27th

Microsoft's Windows Phone Store is home to thousands of Windows Phone apps, with new apps coming in on a weekly basis. Let's take a look at the Windows Phone Store and see which apps are at the top of the charts when it comes to the free, paid, and trending categories.

IBM and Intel's new security features aim to improve cloud confidence

Big Blue has announced that SoftLayer will be the first cloud platform to offer customers bare metal service that provides monitoring and security down to the microchip level.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/08/ibm-and-intels-new-security-features-aim-increase-cloud-confidence/

20 Adorable Animals That Seriously Hate the Vet

An animal's equivalent to a dentist appointment is a trip to the vet.They can put on their best puppy face and try as hard as they want — even hide in the sink at the doctor's office — but the visit is inevitable. Despite putting your beloved pet through so much anxiety,

爱立信CEO:谷歌“互联网气球”普及宽带不靠谱

据科技博客ZDNet报道,上周,谷歌与法国“国家空间研究中心”(CNES)联合宣布,未来二者将进行技术合作,在法国境内展开旨在向偏远地区提供宽带服务的“互联网气球”(Project Loon)项目测试。

2014年终总结 - Dynamic-xia

前言 早上在完善我自己的框架代码的时候,突然不知道怎么进行下去了。看看源码,看看博客,看看别人的总结,想想今年我都干了什么。

Cybersecurity Firm May Have Hacked Its Own Clients To Extort Them

When you hire a firm to take care of your cybersecurity, you’re hiring a team of experts whom you assume you can trust. But one such firm allegedly used the trust of its clients to straight-up extort them with made-up “data breaches.”Read more...

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