Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

An anonymous reader writes Information wants to be free? During the Second World War, it actually was. Publishers took advantage of new printing technologies to sell crates of cheap, paperback books to the military for just six cents a copy,

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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

An anonymous reader writes Information wants to be free? During the Second World War, it actually was. Publishers took advantage of new printing technologies to sell crates of cheap, paperback books to the military for just six cents a copy,

Free Law Casebook Project Starts With IP Coursebook

An anonymous reader writes Duke Law School's James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins just published a CC licensed, freely downloadable textbook called "Intellectual Property Law and the Information Society.

Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

Anna Merikin writes In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University which were recorded by the BBC, and in 2009 (with a little help from Bill Gates), were released to the public.

A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

You've probably heard Jono Bacon speak at a Linux or Open Source conference. Or maybe you've heard one of his podcasts or read something he's written in his job as Ubuntu's community manager or even, perhaps, read The Art of Community,

A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

An anonymous reader writes "Imagine a world where the book burners had won. A world where information is filtered and must be approved by governments before it can be accessed by their citizens.

SMART Begins Live Public Robocar Tests In Singapore

Hallie Siegel writes Robocar R&D is moving fast in Singapore, and this week, the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced they will be doing a live public demo of their autonomous golf carts over a course with 10 stops in the Singapore Chinese and Japanese Gardens.

The top free, paid, and trending Windows Phone apps and games as of August 10th

Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features

jrepin (667425) writes Version 3.3 of Kolab.org, a free and open source groupware solution, has been released. It is now possible to add tags to email messages, work with notes right in the webclient, and manage your resources more easily. Kolab.org 3.

Publishizer Is A Crowdfunding Solution That Connects Authors With Publishers

As a seasoned self-published author with an excess of one book under my belt, I’ve been looking for new and interesting publishing tools for indie writers. Recently I found something called Publishizer, a crowdfunding system just for books.

U.K. Startup SkillFlick Opens Its Doors As A Marketplace For Local Services — Starting In London

SkillFlick is a U.K. startup with the self-described aim of building an 'Airbnb for local skills'. The site was founded two years ago, launching in beta in January 2013 and is just opening up fully to the public this month. It's bootstrapped and is actively looking to raise a seed round now.

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.

Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required

An anonymous reader writes On Thursday, Google launched "App Runtime for Chrome (Beta)" which allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS without the need for porting. At the moment, only Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words,

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Advocatus Diaboli writes The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user data that the company believed was unconstitutional,

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Advocatus Diaboli writes The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user data that the company believed was unconstitutional,

About.me Raises $11M To Rival Facebook For Simple Online Identity

About.me, the second-time around startup that lets you create a simple page about yourself online that others can use to find out a bit more about you, is today announcing another round funding,

日媒:日本福岛核电站放射性粉尘污染周边稻田

据《朝日新闻》报道,2011年发生核泄漏事故的日本福岛第一核电站去年8月在进行废墟清理时,曾有含放射性物质的粉尘飞散至距离核电站20公里外的居民区和农田。

Evidence of Cortana found in the Windows 9 (Threshold) Technical Preview Build 9834 resource files

大数据玩家eBay:猜出你的购买欲

在网络世界,数据就是金钱。         毫无疑问,eBay拥有的数据量是惊人的。其每天都要处理100PB的数据,其中包括50TB的机器数据。可以说,eBay每天都面临着天文数字般的大数据挑战。        

The Westernization of the East: Iran's Booming Consumer Culture

During his visit to Cuba in 2012, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad noted that the capitalist system was in decay"On various stages it has come to a dead end — politically, economically and culturally," he said.See also:

VS2010Datatable查看器查看超时(Microsoft.VisualStudio.DebuggerVisualizers) - 热卡

这个问题由来已久,却一直没有找到原因。

[图]64GB版售1199元 昂达推9.7英寸双系统平板V919

竞争日益激烈的平板市场是摆在厂商眼前的难题,考量如何做出性价比更高的产品的同时Windows和Android的双系统支持俨然成为当下的重要突破口。

一个中国药品研发外包平台+一个美国的基因分析和生物信息公司=?

药明康德近期用6500万美元现金买下了专门做基因与生物信息分析的美国公司NextCODE,并将NextCODE与自己的基因中心合并成为一家新的公司——药明康德NextCODE基因(WuXi NextCODE Genomics)。

强生发布《全球宝宝沐浴调研报告》

报告揭示沐浴有助婴儿健康成长 全球协作,强生帮助父母把每天的沐浴时刻变成“更多好时光” 上海2015年2月11日电 /美通社/ -- 近日,强生在全球七个国家同步发布了《强生全球宝宝沐浴调研报告》,并通过举办专家研讨会,揭示沐浴中的感官体验对婴儿健康快乐成长的重要性。

《战锤:全战》技术演示 RTS也有逆天画面

就在玩家们不停猜测“全战”系列下一作该是什么时代的时候,开发商 Creative Assembly 毅然走了奇幻路线,推出《战锤:全面战争》。历史题材做惯了的 CA 怎么驾驭奇幻战争?来看一段新视频。

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