Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

An anonymous reader writes I use email to communicate with my folks overseas. Their ISP only allows dial-up access to their email account (there is no option of changing ISP), that can receive messages no larger than 1MB nor hold more than 15MB (no hope of changing that either).

Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

An anonymous reader writes I use email to communicate with my folks overseas. Their ISP only allows dial-up access to their email account (there is no option of changing ISP), that can receive messages no larger than 1MB nor hold more than 15MB (no hope of changing that either).

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.

Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

An anonymous reader writes: Fresh research out of the UNC Gillings and JHU Bloomberg schools of public health shows industrial farm workers are carrying livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant staph into local communities for weeks at a time. "Among the [22 people tested],

Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

itwbennett (1594911) writes "The use of forced labor is so prevalent in the Malaysian electronics manufacturing industry that there is hardly a major brand name that isn't touched by the illegal practice, according to a report funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and undertaken by Verité,

How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

First time accepted submitter Molly McHugh writes Flickr Vice President Bernardo Hernandez explains how the beloved photo platform is targeting a new generation that's addicted to smartphones. “10 or 15 years ago it was expensive and complicated to explore the world of photography,

Steve Case: 25 Years Is Great, But What's Next for the Web?

When we started AOL in 1985, to learn about “the Internet” you needed to read science fiction or the predictions of futurists.

Google Maps 开始显示你的酒店订单和机票信息

上个月在欧洲玩的时候,想查一下酒店到巴塞罗那机场打车要多久,结果在Google Maps for iPhone上点击巴塞罗那机场之后,居然看到了第二天的航班信息(上图),包括航班号、机票预定号、起飞时间、降落时间和目的地机场,自然这些信息都是Google从我的Gmail里获取到的,以前只能通过你亲自在Google搜索flight之类的关键字才能看到自己的航班信息的OneBox,现在直接跟Google Maps集成到一起了。

Facebook Launches 'Nearby Friends' Location Feature for Meet-Ups IRL

Facebook has always encouraged you to share with your friends — your favorite movies, pictures, and life updates. Now Facebook wants you sharing your location, too.The social network on Thursday announced Nearby Friends,

4 月 25 日,微软和诺基亚终成一家人

分类: 产业新闻去年 9 月初时,微软宣布了收购诺基亚设备与服务部门的消息。如今 7 个多月过去了,所有法律程序、繁文缛节终于被通通搞定。在早些时候上线的一篇博客中,微软法律顾问 Brad Smith 正式确认,这笔价值 74.

数据显示iTunes用户的应用和音乐花费相等

威锋网 7 月 15 日消息,Jackdaw Research 日前发布了一份数据报告,其中将“iTunes、软件和服务”分类定义为苹果新的增长引擎。

港股通标的大扫描(附256家全名单)

上周末(8月23日、24日),港交所进行了首次沪港通的连接测试。测试主要集中于券商的下单程序:有关的买卖指令由上交所传送到港交所,确保港交所能接收券商发出的讯号,为第一次市场演习做准备。  

华纳兄弟宣布制作10部DC漫画电影

漫威(Marvel)一系列超级英雄漫画改编电影的大卖座让 DC 漫画的拥有者华纳兄弟再也坐不主了。在公司的年度股东大会上,华纳兄弟宣布了制作 10 部 DC 漫画电影的计划:两部 Zack Snyder 执导的正义联盟电影,以 ... ...

Android 应用很快就能跑在 Chrome 上了

Google 让 Chrome OS 运行 Android app 的想法早已有之,并在去年的 9 月份付诸行动,推出了 App Runtime for Chrome,简称 ARC,是一个运行在 Chrome OS 上的 Android 虚拟机,它本身是一个 Chrome Web 商店的应用程序,名为 ARC Welder。

2014年O2O项目死亡榜

【导语】O2O,这个中国人自己发明的英文单词,在2014年的创投市场从头火到尾。创业者往自己身上狂贴O2O标签 […]

Why the pope is a feminist

On Wednesday Pope Francis gave his weekly address before a large crowd and said something remarkable: "Why is it taken for granted that women should earn less than men? No! They have the same rights." This inequality, he said, is a "scandal." See also: Women still make less than men,

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