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,

[图]带LTE网络连接64GB版Surface 2售价曝光

根据外媒本周一晚上从AT&T内部最新探听到的信息显示64GB带LTE网络连接的Surface 2售价为$679,而没有LTE连接的64GB版本Surface 2售价为$549。这是微软首款支持LTE连接的设备,这款平板采用了Windows 8.1 RT系统,支持850/900/1800/1900的2G频段,

富士为X100/X100S推出TCL-X100 1.4x望远转换镜头

富士(Fujifilm)今天为其X100与X100S相机特别发布了新款的望远转换镜头(或增距镜、变距镜),镜头名为TCL-X100。此镜头能将焦距拉近1.

决不随波逐流,记住15件事让你达成目标 - 布鲁斯杨

你认为事业成功的人都是因为幸运吗?或者,他们是不是拥有些什么神秘的力量,在推动这他们前进? 这我真的不知道, 但有一点我倒可以确定,就是无论是谁,想达成自己设定的目标,都要面临众多的挑战。

瑞银和CIRP调查显示:九成意向购入者已购得iPhone 6/6 plus

iPhone6/6 plus已经成为迄今最畅销的苹果iPhone机型,由瑞士银行和市场研究公司CRIP(Consumer Intelligence Research Partners)分析统计,自iPhone 6发售起30天,苹果已经为90%有意向购买新iPhone机型的用户出售了iPhone 6/6 plus,这一数字击败了去年iPhone 5s/5c发售后30日的数据,苹果当时为84%有意向购买新iPhone的用户售出机型。

Violent clashes mar the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — For two months, the sprawling tent-studded demo site outside the main government offices in Hong Kong had been calm, cheerful and jam-packed with impromptu art. That changed dramatically late on Sunday and in the early hours of Monday,

[视频]大脚怪再现?一名英国爱好者声称目击并记录下大脚怪叫声

据英国《镜报》报道,一位大脚怪(又叫“沙斯夸支”)爱好者Adam Bird声称其一众人在林肯郡一处树林探寻大脚怪足迹时,看到了大脚怪的身影,并听到了其叫声,他将记录这一场景的视频上传至视频网站。

看了汤姆大叔的“你真懂JavaScript吗?”的一些感慨 - YouYaInsist

看了汤姆大叔的“你真懂JavaScript吗?”,里面有5道题目,我都一一作了,然后在chrome的控制台里面运行了一遍,虽然只错了一道,但还是细细读了下答案,在此总结一下,看看是否对大家对这些JavaScript底层的原理都懂了。

今日新聞淺談:《紐約時報》推出專屬於 AppleWatch 的閱讀版面,但可能不適用台灣網路文化...

Apple Watch 開賣在即,有很多人蠢蠢欲動,有更多人想買卻不知道實不實用,想用 AW 收訊息很容易,傳訊息有點困難(需要靠語音打字);在 AW 上面畫圖很容易,畫得好很困難,其實最多人煩惱的共通點就是螢幕真的太小,真要拿來閱讀網頁實在很傷眼睛,像《紐約時報》一樣需要靠閱讀增加流量的網站是否在 AppleWatch 就真的沒戲嗎?

可自主發電 自由移動的科技小窩

【GRi草根影響力新視野╱記者梁瓈月編譯】 你有想過買個可以自由移動的太陽能小窩嗎?現在有個最新的科技房子”Ecocapsule”或許可以滿足科技客的需求。

OnePlus 2 Hands-On: So Good, It Makes Me Want To Leave Verizon

One year ago, the OnePlus One became the best off-contract smartphone you could buy . An unheard of Chinese company managed to deliver a high-quality Android handset for a crazy-low $300 price. Now, it looks like that awesomeness wasn’t a fluke. Behold: the OnePlus 2.Read more...

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