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,

Three Days In Pyongyang Courtesy of North Korea's First Travel App

North Korea is a weird place. It sounds a little insensitive to put it in such stark terms, but the arrival of the new North Korea Travel app—the first of its kind—offers a unique new perspective on the isolated country. The app is exactly what it sounds like:

游戏公司的财务——冰川网络

2013年是游戏公司被并购最为集中和疯狂的一年,主要在页游和手游公司,特别是手游概念,2014年在IPO重新开闸之际,游戏公司的上市冲动又开始了。

美国计划2021年向“木卫二”发射探测器

据国外媒体报道,虽然目前美国宇航局(NASA)致力于火星的探索,但是仍然没有忘记对木星的冰封卫星——“木卫二”(欧罗巴)的关注,这颗卫星或许有能力支持生命的生存。

Disrupt In London To Showcase New Google Ventures Europe Partners

The second TechCrunch Disrupt Europe will take place from 18-21st October 2014 in London and will see the first outing of the Google Ventures team in Europe. There’s still time to grab an early bird ticket before they sell out.

unity 小地图的制作 - wuzhang

说到小地图,大家可能有些不是很了解,但是说到英雄联盟大家可能眼前一亮,这个我知道!Q:英雄联盟右下角的小地图看到了吗?A:有些人会说那是小地图吗?Q:是的。

雷军:小米模式核心是高效 成功可以复制

由《中国企业家》杂志社主办的“2014(第十三届)中国企业领袖年会”于12月12日-14日在北京举行。上图为小米科技[微博]创始人、董事长兼CEO雷军[微博]先生。

Apple's new ad was filmed entirely on an iPad

Apple released a new iPad ad during the Grammys on Sunday, showing how the tablet can be used to create musicThe 60-second spot features recording artists Elliphant, Riton and The Gaslamp Killer, showing various stages of the creative process. In the ad,

Fontus 冷卻裝置誕生!邊踩單車邊將空氣中水份轉化為食水

踩單車是一種高強度的運動,因此時刻補充水份可說是十分重要。雖然一般單車都 可裝設水壺架,但通常都只能裝一支水,若然要踩長距離的話便可能不足夠了。

First look: iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus look almost exactly the same as their predecessors, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, on the outside. But there are plenty of changes, and most aren't visible until you use the phone.There's one key exception: The addition of a new color:

Inside the Engineering of the World's First 1,000mph Car

Yesterday, a team of British engineers unveiled Bloodhound SSC: the world’s most powerful car, intended to reach speeds of over 1,000mph. Standing beside what looks like a rocket-on-wheels, it’s obvious what a marvel of engineering it is.

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