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.

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.

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,

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 Backs Off Default Encryption on New Android Lollilop Devices

An anonymous reader writes: Although Google announced in September 2014 that Android 5.0 Lollipop would require full-disk encryption by default in new cell phones, Ars Technica has found otherwise in recently-released 2nd-gen Moto E and Galaxy S6. It turns out,

How a Kickstarter Project Can Massively Exceed Its Funding Goals and Still Fail

An anonymous reader writes: In November, 2013, a Kickstarter project for a software-defined camera trigger scored £290,386 (~$450,000) in funding after asking for a mere £50,000. After almost a year of delays, they've now announced the project is dead.

Games Workshop At 40: How They Brought D&D To Britain

An anonymous reader writes: Following on the fortieth anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons last year, another formative influence on modern gaming is celebrating its fortieth birthday: Games Workshop. Playing at the World covers the story of how the founders,

Astronomers Find an Old-Looking Galaxy In the Early Universe

schwit1 tips news that a team of astronomers has studied one of the most distant galaxies ever observed and found puzzling results. The light we're seeing from this galaxy comes from roughly 700 million years after the Big Bang, so on the cosmic scale, it's quite young.

With 40% Of U.S. Doctors Signed On, Doximity’s Jeff Tangney Reveals How The Social Network For M.D.s

With the arrival of Obamacare, millions of uninsured Americans are entering the healthcare system for the first time. As these new patients happily stream into waiting rooms, doctors are scrambling to keep pace with the increasing demand.

一男子利用网络漏洞虚充1200余万话费 被判5年

小伙黄某利用系统漏洞,半个月内竟非法充值话费1200余万元。近日,重庆市第五中级人民法院对该案进行终审宣判,黄某因犯盗窃罪被判处有期徒刑五年,退赔30余万元,并处罚金2万元。

Xilinx 联手中国学术界加速中国未来网络发展

全新SDNet软件定义规范环境和All Programmable FPGA/SoC将可编程能力和智能化功能从控制层扩展至数据层,支持SDN及任何软件定义网络架构。

为何太阳大气温度比表面温度高?

北京时间8月5日消息,据《每日科技》网站报道,隶属于美国宇航局NASA的“极端紫外一般入射光谱仪”(Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph,简称EUNIS)项目的科学家们最近发现,他们掌握了一些可以用于解释太阳外部大气层为何比内部表面温度高得多的证据。

Plex for Xbox One will be available on October 7th, coming very soon for Xbox 360

The popular media streaming app Plex has made its way to the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Plex enables users to stream their media to their devices. Now, Xbox owners can stream music, videos, and pictures from their home computer or Plex servers.

Ask Slashdot: Who's the Doctors Without Borders of Technology?

danspalding writes I'm transitioning into full time tech work after 10 years in education. To that end, after years of tooling around with command line and vim, I'm starting a programming bootcamp in early December. I used to think I wanted to go into ed tech. But the more I think about it,

这个可以有!名家教你折破世界纪录纸飞机

纸飞机人人都会折,但不是人人都折得好的。想知道好的纸飞机是什么样子吗?著名设计师 John Collins 教你。  John Collins 可了不得,他所设计的纸飞机打破了吉尼斯世界纪录。

iWork for iCloud再更新:添加简体中文支持

威锋网讯 11 月 21 日消息,苹果今天对 iWork for iCloud 进行了更新,主要是添加了多种语言支持,其名单如下:  -简体中文  -希伯来文  -法文  -阿拉伯文  -巴西葡萄牙文  -德文  -日文  -西班牙文  不过,上述八种语言只针对 Pages,而 Numbers 和 Keynote 只添加了六种语言支持(缺阿拉伯文和希伯来文)。

There's a better way to board an airplane

‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured. There’s stressful security, the madding crowd and the scrum at boarding, where people and their myriad belongings clog the gate area,

Gaze Into the Future of Scotch Tape With 3M's Amazing New Dispenser

Few of us touch or even think about Scotch tape between holidays, birthdays, and whenever a gift needs to be wrapped. But some people deal with the sticky stuff all day long, so 3M enlisted designer Joongho Choi to help create a better tape dispenser, and the results are surprisingly impressive.

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