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,

From the rumor mill: Windows 9 to hit Beta in May of this year, Release Candidate close to September

Microsoft is currently set to roll out Update 1 for Windows 8.1 soon and now rumors are circulating yet again about the next version of Windows - currently known as Windows 9. This information comes from Wzor, the man responsible for the recent Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks.

从商量到投票决策无缝完成,组局IM应用Klucth获150万美金融资

有没有觉得组局聚餐很麻烦的一点是要在几个应用之间跳来跳去,然后再征询一票好友的意见,众人七嘴八舌各有各的想法,很难高效做出决定。

[视频]《俄罗斯方块》首登PS4/Xbox One

已经有近30年历史的《俄罗斯方块》至今仍风靡世界。现在,这款游戏又将在育碧手中再次完成突破,登陆微软和索尼的新一代游戏机。

向匿名社交说再见,没有网络也能聊天的FireChat开始限制修改用户名

【FireChat向匿名社交说再见】匿名聊天固然可以让用户畅所欲言,但也有它的麻烦:1)难于形成稳定的熟人关系,当一个人更换新ID、新头像后,你就无法再将他辨认出来;2)聊天室中会出现大量垃圾信息。

Dyson Robot Vacuum Is Real and It Sees Everything

Sixteen years after its first flirtation with robot floor cleaning, Dyson is finally ready to deliver one to consumers: the Dyson 360 Eye.As the name implies, this robot vacuum relies heavily on a vision system to navigate and clean a home. For Inventor and company founder James Dyson,

酒店不让用无线热点?微软怒了

在国内,如果哪家酒店的Wi-Fi是收费的,那么尽量不用或者是自己使用热点也就算了。但是实际上在中国绝大多数的酒 […]

仕腾达第8代座椅电梯为老人解决轻松上下楼

北京2015年7月7日电 /美通社/ -- 北京市规划委近日下发《关于住宅适老性规划设计有关意见》的通知,其中要求,凡北京市行政区域内新建、改建、扩建和翻建四层(含)以上住宅的,均须进行适老性设计。

Taylor Swift and DMX mashup is your weekend anthem

Too long have Taylor Swift's 1989 album and DMX's 1999 hit “Party Up (Up In Here)" coexisted without a mashup.Thankfully, mixtape champion Chamberlain heard the call of duty and blessed us with this masterpiece. The song, which he calls "xSpace," was posted on his TumblrSee also:

CNNIC:体育,视频网站争夺的下一个阵地

自去年年底开始,互联网思维迅速切入体育产业,视频网站开始加大体育赛事的投入力度:2014年1月份,乐视体育独立,2015年5月份完成首轮8亿人民币融资,揽下120多项赛事版权;腾讯视频在今年年初耗资5亿美元拿下5年NBA在中国大陆的网络独播权,相当于每年一亿美金,为2013年版权价格的5倍

Grieving parents discover heartwarming note from their deceased son

A Georgia couple mourning the loss of their son have found some comfort in the words he left behindSix-year-old Leland Shoemake died from an amoebic brain infection last week, but he left behind a note to his parents on their living room table, according to a social media post by his mother,

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