Google and Apple Weaseling Out of "Do Not Track"

An anonymous reader writes "Per an op-ed in today's New York Times, Google, Apple, and others would be effectively exempt from "Do not track":

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This is what would happen if Earth stopped spinning right now

Have you ever asked yourself what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning right now? For you, it would be like being in a car at 1000 miles per hour and stopping to zero. Of course, this means the end for everything alive on Earth. But, believe it or not, it gets even worse than that,

What Would Happen to NYC If a Nuke Exploded Over Manhattan

No question, an 800-kiloton nuclear warhead detonated over midtown Manhattan would destroy the city. But the warhead's sheer power is hard to fully grasp: roads so hot it's impossible to drive for days, superheated hurricane-force winds, and 100 square miles of fire. Read more...

90 per cent of Brits would stress, and a quarter would panic over a dead smartphone battery

A survey from Mophie has highlighted (once again) the degree to which people rely on their smartphones these days.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/05/12/90-per-cent-of-brits-would-stress-and-a-quarter-would-panic-over-a-dead-smartphone-battery/

What Would Happen If All Our Satellites Were Suddenly Destroyed?

Since their inception 60 years ago, satellites have gone on to become an indispensable component of our modern high-tech civilization. But because they’re reliable and practically invisible, we take their existence for granted.

What Would Happen If the Earth Span So Fast a Day Lasted One Second?

The Earth takes a little under 24 hours to rotates on its axis. But what if that leisurely paced pick up—and up and up and up?Read more...

This is what 3D Touch 'Flyout Tiles' would have looked like on Windows Phone 8.1

Remember the Nokia McLaren? A flagship Windows Phone device supposedly featuring some new “floating touch”/3D Touch technology that was supposed to be launched last year? Despite the device missing its launch period, and reportedly being scrapped,

What Disney Princesses would look like as Game of Thrones characters

What if the world of Westeros was actually set in the wonderful world of Disney? The Seven Kingdoms would be up for grabs in the magical Disney universe. Disney princesses would become the cunning women of Game of Thrones. I know, crazy. Surprisingly not though.

Judge (Tech) Advice By Results

Bennett Haselton writes "What advice would you give someone who just bought a new laptop? What would you tell someone about how to secure their webserver against attacks? For that matter, how would you tell someone to prepare for their first year at Burning Man?

Would a Windows Phone with a physical keyboard fare well?

Despite the flak the company gets, there are still a reasonable number of people toting BlackBerry handsets. What makes these phones -- or some of BlackBerry's devices, at least -- stand out from the crowd? They are still packing a real, physical keyboard.

Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

An anonymous reader writes: Today Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced a bill that would ban bulk collection of telephone records and internet data for U.S. citizens. This is a stronger version of the legislation that passed the U.S. House in May,

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.

The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea

First time accepted submitter twitnutttt (2958183) writes "While it has been broadly panned in the U.S. as not very funny, The Interview is surprisingly getting good reviews in China. And the North Korean government's fears of the threat posed by this movie are apparently merited:

Google and Apple Weasling Out of "Do Not Track"

An anonymous reader writes "Per an op-ed in today's New York Times, Google, Apple, and others would be effectively exempt from "Do not track":

Hubble Reveals a Previously Unknown Dwarf Galaxy Just 7 Million Light Years Away

The L.A. Times reports that the Hubble Space Telescope's ongoing survey work has discovered a dwarf universe a mere 7 million light years away: While only just recently discovered using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys, the galaxy known as KKs3 has been around for a long while.

JavaScript作者Brendan Eich成为Mozilla新CEO

Mozilla董事会宣布JavaScript作者Brendan Eich成为公司的新CEO,即时生效。Eich从Mozilla诞生第一日起就担任公司的CTO,这一任命并不出人意料。

苹果以30亿美元价格正式收购Beats Electronics

苹果今天正式宣布收购Beats Electronics,该公司由知名说唱歌手Dr. Dre和音乐行业重量级高管吉米·艾欧文(Jimmy Iovine)联合创建,旗下包括流媒体音乐服务Beats Music和Beats Audio硬件产品。

New York Times Steps Up Its Premium March With NYT Opinion App

In March, the New York Times kicked off a new strategy of slicing and dicing its content into apps focused at more targeted audiences, and today it is launching the latest effort in that area: NYT Opinion, a digital subscription product and app, that give users access to deeper Op-Ed content,

三星电子仍未找出陷入危机的原因

三星电子再次进入“非常经营”状态。在今年第二季度,三星智能手机业务的表现低于预期。也正是因此,三星决定突破危机。三星首先做出了节省开支的决定。

Deal Alert: Get premium features of LastPass for Windows Phone free for a year

LastPass, a massively popular password management software available across platforms, has inked a deal with AppSumo, a daily deals website for digitally distributed goods and online services. As a result of the partnership,

Google Searches Now Come With Interactive Gadget Porn

We spend a lot of time on our tablets and smartphones. You probably also spend a lot of time thinking about buying new ones. You know it. I know it. And of course, Google knows it. That's why they're augmenting your gadget searches with 3D renders of the stuff you're lusting over.Read more...

The World’s Email Encryption Software Relies on a Guy Who Is Going Broke

The man who built the free email encryption software used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, as well as hundreds of thousands of journalists, dissidents and security-minded people around the world, is running out of money to keep his project alive.Read more...

Android开发周报:Google正式推出Android 5.1系统

谷歌本周发布了Android 5.1操作系统,并宣布面向世界上所有的兼容设备正式推送Android 5.1。新版本并没有大刀阔斧的更新,但包括了设备防盗保护、多 SIM 卡的支持、以及 HD Voice 高清语音等重要特性。

亚马逊开始限制家庭版 Prime 会员共享特权

在上周末,亚马逊悄悄对其“亚马逊家庭共享” (Amazon Household) 计划进行了一系列变更,并限制了 Prime 会员分享寄送福利的能力。这些变更似乎旨在限制消费者和其他非家庭成员共享亚马逊 Prime 会员特权。

Inside NYC's first museum dedicated to food

Brooklyn's food scene is unstoppable. First Smorgasburg, a hit food festival in the area's trendiest neighborhoods, and now New York’s first museum devoted to foodThe Museum of Food and Drink, or MOFAD, will open the doors to its first exhibit on TuesdayMashable got a sneak peek at Flavor:

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