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,

零售商降价销售Xbox One 或已低于制造成本

自从微软的Xbox One和索尼的PlayStation4发布以来,Xbox One的销量就一直赶不上PlayStation4的销量。其中的一个重要原因是,PlayStation4的价格比Xbox One更低一些。

Samsung discovers ‘wonder material’ to create the flexible phones of the future

The company’s technology institute found a breakthrough synthesis that allows it to speed up the commercialisation of graphene, which has 100 times more flexibility than comparable materials.Read more: http://www.itproportal.

京东IPO现场众生相

5月22日,京东在纳斯达克上市,直播厅敲钟的现场有很多人:他们或者有京东的标签,或者和京东或老刘有某些关联,他们或多或少地见证里京东的成长,关于京东已经说了太多,其实写写这群人也是一件很有意思的事情。

吹捧神化过后,传统行业该怎样看待“互联网思维”

自从小米火了之后,互联网思维一词也随之火爆,无论是互联网行业还是传统行业仿佛都把互联网思维挂在嘴边,用互联网思 […]

如何利用互联网工具深入调研你仰慕已久的网站

网上有很多优秀、火爆的网站,相信大家一定会想知道这些网站的发展过程是怎样的?他的用户增长速度是怎样的?现在的P […]

In Honor of 30 Years of The Terminator, What Is the Best Robot Ever?

On Oct. 26, 1984, audiences every where met The Terminator, one of the most badass examples of technological terror that ever existed. The T-800 represented humanity's crushed hopes of a bright future powered by our own electronic genius, and even today the premise is still terrifying.Read more...

靠内容卖钱的时代正远去,盛大文学最终选择卖身

盛大陆续将游戏、文学出手变现,这两块都均是净现值高、回报率高的产业,而且盛大文学一直加大版权运营,为自身增值,未来盛大将成功转型去发展成一家真正的投资公司。

NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

An anonymous reader writes: In a scathing indictment of NASA's bureaucracy, the Washington Post documents a $349 million project to construct a laboratory tower that was closed as soon as it was finished. From the article:

Keep Beat 智能運動 Bra 偵測心跳調節音樂快慢

早前舉行的渣打馬拉松,我們可以見到不少女生都有參加。證明跑步運動無分男女,不過運動裝束方面,女性則較為講究。

[视频]熊孩子抢别家娃的iPad:美国老妈让警方对其好好教育

为了让闹腾的孩子们能够安静下来,很多家长会选择硬塞给娃们一台平板。但是在休斯顿,一名青少年却抢走了在车子旁等大人出来的2岁儿童的iPad(而且把孩子推倒了),这一幕刚好被监控摄像头给拍摄了下来。

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