Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

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How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM?

Bennett Haselton writes: "If you watch a movie or TV show (legally) on your mobile device while away from your home network, it's usually by streaming it on a data plan. This consumes an enormous amount of a scarce resource (data bundled with your cell phone provider's data plan),

Ask Slashdot: Unlimited Data Plan For Seniors?

New submitter hejman08 writes with a question probably faced by many whose parents, grandparents, and other relatives rely on them for tech support and advice, specifically one about finding an appropriate data plan for his grandmother, of whom he writes:

Every Carrier's Confusing Phone-Buying Plans, Explained

The next time you go buy a new cellphone, things are going to look a lot different. The subsidized two-year contract is all but dead, and the carriers have replaced it with a new heap of confusing options. Here’s what you need to know about buying a phone in 2015.Read more...

Inside Amazon's Kafkaesque "Performance Improvement Plans"

Amazon CEO and brilliant prick Jeff Bezos seems to have lost his magic touch lately. Investors , employees , and authors are all lashing out against different elements of Bezos' business practices. Don't worry, Jeff: Amazon has just the thing to improve you.Read more...

Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

Slashdot contributor Bennett Haselton writes: "Why do Netflix and a few other companies keep the DVD format alive, when streaming is more convenient for almost all users? The answer is not obvious, but my best theory is that it has to do with what economists call price discrimination.

No, Your iPhone Was Never Only $200

Yesterday, Apple announced a new iPhone, but if you’re looking to pre-order it this weekend, you may find that it costs $650—a far cry from the $200 it cost on a lot of older phone plans. I have some bad news for you: your phone never cost only $200 Read more...

Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?

Bennett Haselton writes: "It's not trivial to explain why cell phone companies find it profitable to sell phones at a deep up-front discount and make it back over a two-year contract. Why don't other companies sell similarly-priced goods the same way? (And why, for that matter,

AT&T Announces Rollover Data Plan, Starting On January 25

Not even a month after T-Mobile announced its rollover data plan called “Data Stash,” competitor AT&T is following with the unveiling of a rollover data plan of its own. Detailed this morning by the mobile operator, AT&T says that beginning on January 25,

Adam Smith: The man who built a data centre in 6 months flat

In 6 months, Adam Smith and his company went from sharing racks in other people’s data centres, to having built one of their own. I met Adam to speak about the challenges and learning curves involved.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

Amazon’s Smartphone May Come With A Special Data Plan Called ‘Prime Data’

The Amazon Phone is almost certainly on its way, but the details surrounding its features and selling points are still somewhat unclear. Multiple sources have revealed to us and other news outlets that 3D effects and gesture-based features will be present on the device,

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.

Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

itwbennett writes Working closely with VISA, Apple solved many complex security issues making in-person payments safer than ever. But it's that close relationship with the credit card companies that may be Apple Pay's downfall.

Why CurrentC Will Beat Out Apple Pay

itwbennett writes Working closely with VISA, Apple solved many complex security issues making in-person payments safer than ever. But it's that close relationship with the credit card companies that may be Apple Pay's downfall.

OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

colinneagle writes This Friday is Halloween, but if you try to buy a PC with Windows 7 pre-loaded after that, you're going to get a rock instead of a treat. Microsoft will stop selling Windows 7 licenses to OEMs after this Friday and you will only be able to buy a machine with Windows 8.1.

The Rufus Cuff 'Wrist Communicator': A Step Above the Smartwatch?

Although we're still far off from the year 3000, one new gadget is straight out of Futurama.The Rufus Cuff claims to be a step above the smartwatch because it offers users a connected experience similar to one they would get on a smartphone.See also:

不差钱!IBM豪掷30亿美元研发7纳米芯片

7月10日,IBM周三宣布,它将在未来五年里投资30亿美元用于研发7纳米芯片和碳纳米管等多项技术,以推动计算机处理器行业的发展。  IBM表示,未来五年里,它的第一个目标是开发晶体管直径仅为7纳米的芯片。

How New York Could Stop the Comcast-TWC Merger

This week, the world was reminded of just how awful Comcast can be, thanks to the recording of one appalling customer service call . But flare-up was also a reminder of how many people could find themselves trapped in similar situations, with fewer ways out,

数学图形之圆环 - 叶飞影

这一节将为你展示如何生成圆环,以及各种与圆环相关的图形,有Cyclide surface,Horn Torus,tore de klein等.相关软件参见:数学图形可视化工具,使用自己定义语法的脚本代码生成数学图形.我之前写过生成圆环的C++程序,

苹果注册商标停不下来 : 这次是 USB 适配器

威锋网讯 8 月 12 日消息,美国专利商标局于本周二公布了苹果提交的一项商标注册申请,这一次苹果想要进行商标申请的对象比较有趣,它是目前该公司正在使用的 5W USB 适配器。

The iPhone 6 Plus Is Great For Gamers

With the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has stepped into the “phablet” category by scaling the hardware of the six up while (in some ways) scaling the software from the iPad down.

Nepal reopens Mount Everest after deadly earthquake

Four months after an earthquake-triggered avalanche killed 19 mountaineers, Mount Everest is again open to climbers.Tourism Minister Kripasur Sherpa gave the first climbing permit since the disaster to Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki in a ceremony in Kathmandu on Sunday.See also:

The U.S. FDA finds that your brain on hip-hop is...pretty baller, actually

The Food and Drug Administration is betting that the strong, disciplined, in-control attitude at the core of hip hop culture goes well with...not smoking cigarettes.

4 better titles Australia could award now it got rid of knights and dames

On Monday, Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced he had removed the titles of "knights" and "dames" from the Order of Australia, a formal award system that honours those who provide a great service to Australia.The two archaic titles were only brought back last year.

Here's the Alien Revenge Plan From Independence Day: Resurgence

Unlike almost every other movie commercial released yesterday, Independence Day: Resurgence actually packed its with some new footage. And an explanation of the way the aliens are going to get back at us. It is, of course, completely absurd. Read more...

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