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.

New NYT Now App Marks The Grey Lady’s First Step Into Native Ads On Mobile, Dedicated Mobile Editors

"All the News That's Fit to Print" was a viable business model for many years for the New York Times, but these days, as newspaper costs rise and readers look elsewhere for their information, the Grey Lady is focused on stepping up its digital game. Read More

苹果开始招聘技术人员以保证iTunes大翻新

此前我们已经报导过,由于去年 9 月推出的 iTunes 电台仍缺乏吸引力,苹果正在考虑对 iTunes 音乐商店进行“十多年来最大幅度的改变”。

The Man Who Designed Verdana and Georgia Describes a Life Making Fonts

Read a magazine, book or website and you'll see the product of Matthew Carter's labors all over it—because he's the guy who designed hundreds of fonts, including Verdana and Georgia. In this video, he describes the interaction between technology and design in the creation of typefaces.Read more...

Microsoft Azure cloud services downed by series of problems

Customers in Japan, the US and Brazil were worst affected by the outages that hit all facets of the service and saw complete parts unavailable for hours at a time.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/18/microsoft-azure-cloud-services-downed-series-problems/

6分钟带你回顾每代iPhone发布的精彩瞬间

威锋网讯,还有不到 10 天,苹果很可能就要向我们揭开 iPhone 6 的神秘面纱。和平常一样,我们可能再一次看到一位高层在台上说出并解释:这为什么是 iPhone 诞生以来最好的一部 iPhone。  

维多利亚的秘密和施华洛世奇在伦敦首秀场上大放异彩

伦敦--(美国商业资讯)--全球顶级切割水晶和时尚珠宝商施华洛世奇喜庆享负盛名的“维多利亚的秘密”时尚秀今年在伦敦的首秀获得巨大成功。

Skin From Human Cadavers Helps Wounds Heal Better 

Scientists have a promising if slightly grisly treatment for wounds: skin from human cadavers stripped of everything but its cells. Sound weird? Let me explain. Read more...

联想告诉你买台有预装的PC有多可怕

预装本来是一件无奈的事情,但是最近联想电脑的预装却上升到了国家安全的级别……大过年的别吓唬人。

11 questions hiring managers never want to hear

This question originally appeared on Quora.What have you heard a great candidate ask during an interview that loses them the job?Answer below by Erin Berkery-Rovner, career advisor and former recruiter.I've heard variations of bad questions in so many industries,

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