IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

dcblogs writes: The Internet of Things (IoT) may be more significant in reshaping the competitive landscape than the arrival of the Internet. Its productivity potential is so powerful it will deliver a new era of prosperity. That's the argument put forth by Michael Porter,

IoT Is the Third Big Technology 'Wave' In the Last 50 Years, Says Harvard

dcblogs writes: The Internet of Things (IoT) may be more significant in reshaping the competitive landscape than the arrival of the Internet. Its productivity potential is so powerful it will deliver a new era of prosperity. That's the argument put forth by Michael Porter,

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.

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

mrspoonsi points out that the UK has announced a "Google tax" on corporations that send a significant portion of their profits overseas to avoid local taxation. Any "economic activity" that is pushed to another country would face a 25% tax. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer [said],

Valve Rolls Out Game Broadcasting Service For Steam

An anonymous reader writes: Streaming live video game footage has become increasingly popular over the past several years — popular enough that Amazon was willing to shell out $970 million for Twitch.tv. Now, Valve has announced a rival: Steam Broadcasting.

The Moment of Truth For BICEP2

StartsWithABang writes: Earlier this year, the BICEP2 team shook up the world by announcing the discovery of primordial gravitational waves: a signal from the earliest stages of the Universe, going all the way back to before the Big Bang! By looking at the photon polarization data,

王兴十年(下)

(来源:商业价值)浓缩观点王兴不认为自己是什么管理奇才,他所做的只是在坚守常识,他自己的说法是,只要把账算清楚,谁都能做英明决策。

联想斥资1亿美金收购Unwired Planet专利

据外媒报道,联想宣布斥资1亿美金收购美国专利授权公司Unwired Planet的21项专利。这些专利涉及3G、LTE移动技术,还有其他与移动相关的专利。

Weird Canadian Family Gives Up On Pretending Like It's 1986

Do you ever fantasize about living in the 1980s? No phantom smartphone vibrations, no iPads, no Spotify — just VHS tapes, old-fashioned radio, and mullets. Well, a family in Ontario tried to do just that, living as best they could like it was 1986. But now they're giving it up. Read more...

原來這就叫做「眼中有愛、世界大同」

圖文引用來源:Gizmodo、reddit閱讀全文

电商巨鳄亚马逊的下一步:豪赌8万亿美元批发分销领域

继送货无人机和电视剧之后,CEO 杰夫·贝佐斯豪赌8万亿美元大宗批发分销市场的消息,再次令亚马逊成为了人们无法忽视的耀眼明星。

Dropbox Head Responds To Snowden Claims About Privacy

First time accepted submitter Carly Page writes When asked for its response to Edward Snowden's claims that "Dropbox is hostile to privacy", Dropbox told The INQUIRER that users concerned about privacy should add their own encryption. The firm warned however that if users do,

Somebody Crashed a Drone into Yellowstone's Hot Springs

If you're going to roundly ignore the ban on drones in America's national parks, then indeed you deserve to lose your toy in the murky, 160-degree depths of a hot spring. This past weekend, a tourist crashed a drone right into Yellowstone's iconic Grand Prismatic Spring. Read more...

Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

An anonymous reader writes As many expected, Michigan Governor Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling cars directly to buyers online in the state. When asked what Tesla's next step will be, Diarmuid O'Connell, vice president of business development,

据指 Xbox 在日本卖得差,而引致当地部门总经理引咎下台

日本人爱国是以行动来表现的,看 Xbox One 在日本的销售完败给 PlayStation 4 就知道了。Microsoft 刚刚宣佈他们在日本的互动娱乐部总经理 Takashi Sensui 已经辞去了总经理一职。

​Facebook 开放视频外嵌,VR 版也开始有点眉目

在 Facebook 上的视频数虽然未必能跟 YouTube 匹敌,但里面也不乏有趣的短片,可是当我们想要分享的时候却发现所能用的方法都只限在站内。

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