Fewer Grants For Young Researchers Causing Brain Drain In Academia

BarbaraHudson writes: Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels has written about the decline of research grants to younger researchers. "For more than a generation, grants for young scientists have declined.

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.

Forget Stuxnet: Banking Trojans Attacking Power Plants

New submitter PLAR writes: Everyone's worried about the next Stuxnet sabotaging the power grid, but a security researcher says there's been a spike in traditional banking Trojan attacks against plant floor networks. The malware poses as legitimate ICS/SCADA software updates from Siemens,

CES 2015: WakaWaka Sheds Light On Technology, Profit, and Philanthropy (Video)

Camille van Gestel and co-founder Maurits Groen started solar-centric manufacturer WakaWaka with an explicit aim other than making money, though he's certainly not opposed to making some along the way. So it's not a non-profit, but van Gestel calls WakaWaka,

Glitch In OS X Search Can Expose Private Details of Apple Mail Users

itwbennett (1594911) writes "The potential privacy risk in Apple's OS X Yosemite, first reported by German tech news site Heise and confirmed by IDG News Service, appears when people use the Spotlight Search feature, which also indexes emails received with the Apple Mail email client.

Architect Repays Fickle Utah Customers With Anonymous Concrete Bunker

Are you happy now, Park City? After a planned addition to the Kimball Art Center sparked public outrage over the design—an awesome, spiraling log cabin from space—the architects behind the proposal, Bjarke Ingels Group, have unveiled an austere new design.Read more...    





Research and Markets:预计2019年语音分析市场规模将达13.3亿美元


[图]英特尔发布六核/八核Core i7至尊版

作为Core i7至尊版家族的最新成员,今天英特尔官方正式面向桌面平台公布了首款八核处理器。

Apple Introduces A New Mac Mini, Drops The Base Price To $499

Surprise! We all knew new iPads and Macs were coming, but Apple snuck in one more little bit of news at the tail-end of today’s announcement: new Mac Minis.So what’s new? The most obvious change is the price, which is dropping from $599 to $499 for the base model.



Kochava Acquires InferSystems For Mobile Ad Optimization

Mobile analytics provider Kochava is announcing that it has acquired Toronto-based ad tech company InferSystems, and it’s using InferSystems technology to build a product called the Kochava Optimization Beacon. As explained to me by Kochava CEO Charles Manning,


今年年初来自第三方统计机构的数据显示,截止 2014 年的第四季度,黑莓在全球智能手机市场的占有率仅为 0.4%。不过这家来自加拿大的手机制造商并未选择放弃,仍试图再一次说服用户购买自家的产品。


在国行 PS4 的强大压力下,微软似乎也开始反思,不得不放弃原来的策略了。不久前,人们在试用国行 Xbox One 四月更新预览版时发现,锁区设定终于取消,国行机能够运行海外版游戏了!

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