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,

Conservation Communities Takes Root Across US

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Kate Murphy reports at the NYT about a growing number of so-called agrihoods, residential developments where a working farm is the central feature, in the same way that other communities may cluster around a golf course, pool or fitness center.

8.2 Million People Newly Displaced by Conflict in 2013

A record 33.3 million people were internally displaced by conflict and violence in their home countries in 2013, according to a new report the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) released on Wednesday. The figure is an astounding increase of 4.5 million from the previous year.

苹果在印度推出8GB版iPhone 5c 限时赠套

自从去年秋天 iPhone 5c 推出 16GB 和 32GB 的版本后,苹果后来在一些美国以外的市场再推出一款更便宜容量更小的版本——8GB版。

7 ways to hire a data scientist, the right way

There may be fierce competition over top analytic talent, but that doesn’t mean it is impossible to find. Here are our tips on how to find it.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/07/03/7-ways-to-hire-a-data-scientist-the-right-way/

Of Course Someone Has Recreated The New Star Wars Trailer In Lego

I'm just taking it as read by this stage that you've seen the trailer for the new Star Wars movie . But you can't claim true nerddom until you've seen this incredible Lego recreation. Read more...

Deadspin Hae Min Lee, Team Player: The Serial Murder Victim's Lacrosse Heroics | io9 Biggest Scienti

Deadspin Hae Min Lee, Team Player: The Serial Murder Victim's Lacrosse Heroics | io9 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014 | Jalopnik Afroduck Explains How His Fast Lap Cost Him $50,000 And His Life In NYC | Jezebel Shade Court:

Undocumented immigrants line up for driver's licenses in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday will start taking driver's license applications from the nation's largest population of immigrants in the country illegally.See also: Immigration reform:

“中华小酷联”散伙:联想、中兴和酷派掉队

当谈起中国智能手机行业的时候,人们经常会使用「中华小酷联」这样一个简称。在排除三星、苹果之外的智能手机世界里,中兴、华为、小米、酷派和联想是出货量最大的 5 大品牌,是智能手机行业「中国力量」(China ... ...

真正無螢幕邊框!疑似 Oppo R7 實機圖正式曝光

上月中曾有消息提到 Oppo R5 的後繼機 Oppo R7 已經通過了印尼電訊局的認證 ,而且該款新手機或很快便會登場。

今日新聞淺談:藍牙忘了關掉就會收到陌生人用 AirDrop 傳的照片喔...

AirDrop 是一項僅限 Apple 系統上操作的功能,第一次使用之後就會開始非常仰賴這項功能,一來除了不管多大的檔案都能在電腦與電腦間快速傳輸(實際測試 60Mb 的 PSD 檔大約僅僅只花了 10 秒以內就傳送完畢),傳照片也不用另外上傳 DropBox 或是上傳到信件內附件(而且信件夾帶不能超過 25Mb),在電腦與電腦傳輸下是非常方便的功能,就算沒有網路也只要打開藍牙就可以連接,是我個人非常愛用的功能之一。

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