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.

USB被曝存在重大漏洞:Mac和PC面临威胁

威锋网讯 7 月 31 日消息,一则来自《连线》杂志的报导表示,目前已经有安全研究员在 USB 标准当中发现了一个重大的安全漏洞。

苹果报告所有iCloud服务暂时中断:全球部分用户受影响

在今天更新的苹果在线系统状态页面中公司宣布包括帐号登陆、邮件、存储在内的所有iCloud服务暂时中断,导致“部分”iCloud用户在本周一开始不能访问所有云端服务功能。

Large parts of Reddit shut as users revolt against firing of admin

Reddit users and some moderators of the site are revolting en masse over the alleged firing of communications director Victoria Taylor, with several major subreddits being set to private and thus closed to usersTaylor, who was one of coordinators of Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything,

Meet Oasis, Amazon’s smaller, lighter, grippier Kindle

True to earlier reports, Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is the smallest and lightest Kindle yet and comes with a handle for gripping. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos teased an “all-new, top of the line” Kindle last week and Chinese site Tmall.

遭移动设备蚕食 桌面系统上网时间不断萎缩

北京时间4月17日消息,据科技网站PCMag报道,市场研究公司comScore的最新数据显示,人们利用桌面系统上网冲浪的时间越来越少了。  过去4个月,桌面系统上网冲浪时间低于上年同期。2015年12月,桌面系统上网冲浪时间比2014年12月减少9.5%,2016年1月跌幅收窄至7.6%,2月进一步收窄至2%,3月反弹至6%。  ComScore之前的研究表明移动设备上网冲浪时间强劲增长,但指出桌面系统上网冲浪时间将保持相对稳定——即使不小幅增长。换句话说,移动设备上网冲浪增加了人们使用互联网的时间,桌面系统上网冲浪时间并未因此而减少。  最新数据显示实际情况并非如此。

神州数码集团正式成功登陆A股

神州数码集团今天宣布成功登陆A股,借成功登陆A股之际,神州数码集团也宣布了未来的战略方向:利用云计算、互联网、大数据等新型技术打造泛IT领域新生态。未来3-5年将覆盖5万家渠道合作伙伴,100万家企业级用户和1000万消费者。

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Xbox One Preview update invites are rolling out for some

Microsoft has started to send invites to try the "Latest Xbox One Experience" to the Xbox messaging inboxes of select members of the Xbox preview program.The post Xbox One Preview update invites are rolling out for some appeared first on WinBeta.

Check out the Huawei MateBook in this hands on video

Mollie Ruiz-Hopper, Editor-in-Chief of the Windows Blog, has published a post and video which is giving us a closer look at the thin metal bodied premium two in one PC. The post Check out the Huawei MateBook in this hands on video appeared first on WinBeta.

聊一聊PV和并发 - 章为忠

最近和几个朋友,聊到并发和服务器的压力问题。很多朋友,不知道该怎么去计算并发?部署多少台服务器才合适?所以,今天就来聊一聊PV和并发,还有计算web服务器的数量 的等方法。这些都是自己的想法加上一些网上的总结,如有不对,欢迎拍砖。 几个概念 网站流量是指网站的访问量,用来描述访问网站的用户数量以及

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