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,

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最近一直见有人在微信群争论自媒体的原创是非问题,大意是“两个凡是”:凡是自己原创的就叫自媒体,凡是转载引用的最多算文摘公众号,或者叫内容搬运工,根本不是自媒体。   

How SF-Based Shuttle Startup Chariot Crowdsourced Its New Commuter Route

A private shuttle startup called Chariot is hoping to improve transportation options for San Francisco residents, and it’s doing so by letting them tell it where they need service.

女权活动人士遭拘留

geeker 写道 "北京3月6号晚11点半,长期关注和参与倡导女性权益活动的公益人士李婷婷(李麦子)、徐汀在家被警察撬门而入带走,住处遭到搜查,笔记本和平板被没收,一些现金也不翼而飞,这是海淀派出所拘留她们时出具的一纸说明。

Genius Faceplate Puts USB Ports on Your Wall With No Wiring Needed

The days of having to wire up a complete replacement outlet to add a USB charging port will soon be long gone. Read more...

New Windows 10 Build 10061 Brings UI Improvements, New Mail And Calendar Apps

Unable to contain itself, Microsoft released a new Windows 10 build today, bringing bug fixes, user interface improvements and new Mail and Calendar applications. In the new build, Microsoft added a new ‘black system theme’ for a number of core user interface elements,

The Jason Derulo, Whitney Houston mashup you didn't know you wanted

The ladies of English pop group Little Mix are showing off some serious vocal chops. The group appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge series to perform a mashup cover of Jason Derulo's "Want To Want Me" and Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

美国印第安纳大学:研究发现每天使用手机20分钟 脑生瘤风险增3倍

由乌克兰、美国、芬兰及巴西的学者合作进行的最新研究发现,手机和平板电脑发出的辐射,会造成“氧化应激”(Oxidative stress)作用,令人脑生瘤的机会增加3倍以上。

TMEIC Corporation成立工业系统业务部

新团队战略性地合并业务部门并促进创新 弗吉尼亚州罗诺克2015年10月27日电 /美通社/ -- 弗吉尼亚州罗诺克的 Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electrical Industrial Corporation 欣然宣布成立工业系统业务部。

UK transgender woman sent back to men's prison after losing appeal

LONDON — A transgender woman who was sent to an all-male prison earlier this month has had her request to be moved to a female prison denied by a British court on Friday.See also: The faces of transgender teen AmericaTwenty-six year old Tara Hudson,

Netflix用一部《纸牌屋》征服世界,我们也许可以和他们学学企业管理

编者按:2013年,《纸牌屋》的问世又一次把Netflix推进了视野。那份被称为“硅谷最重要的文件”的100多页的PPT虽然已经流出了很久,但是回过头看,背后揭示的Netflix企业文化与管理,直到现在也依然值得我们学习。

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