A State-By-State Guide To Restrictive Community Broadband Laws

blottsie writes On Tuesday, President Obama will unveil a dramatic push to improve broadband Internet service for people around the country through community-built municipal broadband networks. Problem is,

A State-By-State Guide To Restrictive Community Broadband Laws

blottsie writes On Tuesday, President Obama will unveil a dramatic push to improve broadband Internet service for people around the country through community-built municipal broadband networks. Problem is,

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.

Librem: a Laptop Custom-Made For Free/Libre Software

Bunnie Huang's Novena laptop re-invents the laptop with open source (and Free software) in mind, but the hackability that it's built for requires a fair amount of tolerance on a user's part for funky design and visible guts.

NJ Museum Revives TIROS Satellite Dish After 40 Years

evanak writes TIROS was NASA's Television Infrared Observation Satellite. It launched in April 1960. One of the ground tracking stations was located at the U.S. Army's secret "Camps Evans" Signals Corps electronics R&D laboratory.

Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors

schwit1 writes: Shuji Nakamura won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics (along with two other scientists) for his work inventing blue LEDs. But long ago he abandoned Japan for the U.S. because his country's culture and patent law did not favor him as an inventor.

俄罗斯攀爬狂人征服 650 米上海中心大厦

去年因攀爬金字塔而引发热议的俄罗斯攀爬狂人 Vadim Makhorov 近日放出其在上海中心大厦顶部拍摄的视频和照片。他成功躲过大厦安保人员,翻过围墙,在没有任何安全措施的情况下爬到 650 米高的大厦楼顶。够刺激!

Ripple 这种虚拟币与比特币 (Bitcoin) 又有什么区别和关联?

@冯驰宇只提到了Ripple在用户与用户支付时候的场景,但是Ripple远远不止这样。我补充两点:交易系统和路径自动查找。通过一个网关,你可以往Ripple钱包存入人民币、美元或者是虚拟币,比如比特币、莱特币。

A Short History of Every Man Who's Ever Walked on the Moon

Forty-five years ago this month, a human being first set foot on the moon. Despite four and a half decades and amazing leaps in technology, to date only 11 other people have done this – and every one flew in an Apollo mission for the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA).Read more...

Moon Boot Sneakers Celebrate 45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

General Electric is taking a "small step" into sneaker design to commemorate the role — or rather, sole — it had in mankind's first "giant leap" on the moon.Forty-five years to the day,

Atlanta Hawks Co-owner to Sell Interest in Team After Racially Charged Email

ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson said Sunday he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he said he wrote in an attempt "to bridge Atlanta's racial sports divide.

英国公司发明智能手套 挥挥手即可付账

据英国《每日邮报》12月16日报道,圣诞购物季即将到来,为解决消费者常因满载货物而不方便使用信用卡付账的问题,英国信用卡公司Barclaycard找到解决方案,他们开发出一种“碰触即付”式的智能手套,用户只需挥挥手即可付账。

斑马身上为什么会有斑 原来理由那么简单?

每次看到斑马我们都会惊讶,自然界里为什么会存在那么奇妙的动物,竟然会有十分均匀的斑纹?现在,加州大学的研究团队通过长期的观察,给出了全新的解释。  

Japanese journalist held hostage by ISIS traveled to Syria to save his friend

The fate of two Japanese hostages held captive by the Islamic State (ISIS) was unclear after a 72-hour ransom deadline passed on Friday.ISIS militants posted of video of 47-year-old Kenji Goto and 42-year-old Haruna Yukawa earlier this week,

Pan-European Rail Travel Startup Loco2 Adds Italy’s Trenitalia

No one is going to take an Uber from London to Naples. And, fortunately, they don’t have to. U.K.-based pan-European train travel startup Loco2 has integrated its sixth European rail booking system, signing up the Italian national rail operator Trenitalia. Read More

微软 CEO 说,Windows 10 免费是为了提振手机 | 爱范早读

1. 微软 CEO 表示,Windows 10 免费是为了拯救手机。微软 CEO Satya Nadella 日前在接受采访时表示,微软并未放弃 Windows Phone 业务,让用户免费升级到 Windows 10 也是为了提振手机业务。 2. 

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