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,

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给你“1000个值得一去之处”,“城觅”想解决本地闲逛之处的发现难题

身处信息过载的时代,有时我们找到有价值的信息的困难程度并不比信息匮乏时代小。

[组图]飞机库改造巨型相机 6名艺术家拍世界最大照片

2006年,Jerry Burchfield、Mark Chamberlain、Jacques Garnier、Rob Johnson、Douglas McCulloh和Clayton Spada 6名艺术家联合超过百名义工,合力拍摄了一张面积为34×9.8m的照片,名为The Great Picture(最伟大的照片)。

藍寶石完蛋了?Apple 唯一藍寶石供應商突告破產!

Apple 現在只有一個藍寶石供應商 – GT Advanced Tech。這間公司今天突然發表聲明,表示正申請破產。究竟是甚麼一回事? 難道 Apple 已經放棄藍寶石這種物料? 閱讀全文

Venturebeat:获取移动应用用户成本的增加像飓风一样来袭

对于游戏和应用的小型开发者来说,这就像风暴一样。他推高了广告成本,并使得这些小企业更难引起关注。Fiksu认为,今年iPhone 6和6+的上市,以及iOS 8的发布,提高了新移动设备的需求和对应用的热情。。

YikYak获红杉领投6200万美金,一年时间估值达数亿美金

之前我们报道过,基于LBS的1500米匿名社交应用Yik Yak刚刚Close了一轮约7500万美金的融资,而今天由WSJ线人放出的消息是另一版是这样的:红杉领投,6200万美金。仅仅一年时间,估值数亿美金。

HierarchyView的实现原理和Android设备无法使用HierarchyView的解决方法 - 周柯文

介绍了HierarchyView的实现原理,还介绍了一个解决设备无法使用HierarchyView的方法。

NASA 开放的这些数据与工具,可能让人类文明达到新的高度 | NEXT Big

每天由 36 氪 NEXT 为你解读一款最新产品,分析行业趋势,带来有价值的报道,欢迎你的创业项目直接分享到 36 氪 NEXT 来。 To boldly go where no man/one has gone before.  勇敢地航向前人所未至的宇宙洪荒。

NASA火星基地设计大赛 “冰屋”夺魁

据悉,NASA 举办的火星基地设计大赛总共收到了 30 份参赛作品。这些参赛作品可以说是每一个都包含着设计者独到的智慧。然而,高手对决也是要分出胜负的。

Gmail活跃用户数量超10亿

谷歌CEO Sundar Pichai在日前举行的Alphabet电话财报会议上称,谷歌邮箱服务Gmail现已经拥有10亿多名活跃用户。去年5月,该服务活跃用户数量为9亿。Gmail是谷歌在2004年推出的一项邮箱服务,不过直到2009年,它的beta标签才被拿掉。2014年,谷歌又为Gmail推出了Inbox(收件箱)邮箱客户端。

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