Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

HughPickens.com writes The NYT reports that Peruvian authorities say Greenpeace activists have damaged the fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines,

Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

HughPickens.com writes The NYT reports that Peruvian authorities say Greenpeace activists have damaged the fragile, and restricted, landscape near the Nazca lines,

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.

Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015

An anonymous reader writes Google [on Friday] announced it plans to retire the Google Earth API on December 12, 2015. The reason is simple: Both Chrome and Firefox are removing support for Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) plugins due to security reasons,

Apple Antitrust Case Finds New Consumer Plaintiff

An anonymous reader writes Class action against Apple is set to continue after 65-year-old amateur figure skater Barbara Bennett decided she would volunteer to represent consumers in the faltering antitrust case. U.S.

Deflating Claims That ESA Craft Has Spotted Dark Matter

Yesterday, we posted news that data from the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton spacecraft had been interpreted as a possible sign of dark matter; researchers noted that a spike in X-ray emissions from two different celestial objects, the Andromeda galaxy and the Perseus galaxy cluster,

一年刷掉9000亿:手机钱包能否取代现金

“最大的敌人不是银行卡,而是用户钱包里的现金。”这是第三方支付公司常常挂在嘴边的话。

将近一半HTC M8用户来自苹果与三星

安锋网 4 月 24 日消息  据依旧换新网站 CompareMyMobile 称,HTC 其实也拥有可观的品牌忠诚度。在升级至 HTC One M8 的用户中,将近一半(46.

不健康的减肥方法:英科学家证实玩俄罗斯方块可减少饥饿感

在国内很多父母眼中游戏几乎等于“毒药”,可能会因此严重影响学习,过多的暴力元素可能对儿童的发展产生负面影响,不过今天来自英国普利茅斯大学的认识研究所科学家却试图颠覆国内父母的这种想法,他们通过研究发现游戏能够获得重要的生存技能,比如集中注意力的能力、适应环境的能力以及解决问题的能力等。

This Vintage Typewriter Is Actually a Keyboard For Your Tablet

For some of us who type all day for a living, the world is too quiet. We pine for the whir of the Xerox machine, the rattle of rotary telephones, the clackety-clack of the typewriter. A slightly romantic vision, maybe, but no longer completely impossible,

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Is One Weird-Looking Smartphone

At Unpacked, Samsung's annual Note-centric launch event, the Korean-based technology giant offered a two-for-one special. The major highlight was the Galaxy Note 4 , the next phablet phone in a prestigious line of stylus devices, and then there was this quirky little guy: The Galaxy Note Edge.

高通被罚凸显外企在华监管压力

美国《纽约时报》网络版今天撰文称,高通被罚事件表明外国企业在中国攫取利润的同时,面临的监管压力也在不断加大。

Want friendlier flight attendants? That'll cost you

"Friendlier service doesn’t cost a thing."That’s what one travel writer said, after complaining about an experience on board a flight recently. But as a flight attendant with years of experience, my first thought was: Yes. It does.Whenever I speak to people about what I do for a living,

Record-breaking July storms sweep into drought-stricken California

Moisture from a decaying tropical storm and milder-than-average ocean temperatures sent humidity levels in drought-stricken California soaring this weekend.

经济学家难以重现经济学论文的结论

继癌症研究、心理学研究之后,经济学研究也被发现存在重现结论的问题。

全球首款模块化智能手表来了!登陆众筹网站

我们都在等待谷歌的模块化智能手机推出,不过模块化手机的推出时间是一推再推,似乎距离它出现在我们手上依然是遥遥无期。

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