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,

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,

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,

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.

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.

FIO Is A Simple, Attractive Time Zone Tracker

One of the things I love about working with people all around the world is that I feel like an international woman of mystery. Unfortunately, by "mystery" I mean time zones and my propensity for mixing them up.

The Reason Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong

After waiting in line and shouting your order, your name is called and a nice cup of coffee falls into your hands — this may be the best part of your day.Until you realize that they spelled your name wrong. And not just a letter or two off from the common spelling, they completely obliterated it,

It's National Adoption Month: 20 surreal photos of foster kids at play

November is National Adoption Month in the U.S.,and photographer Rob Woodcox is helping foster kids act out their dreams in real life. A former foster kid himself, Woodcox volunteers at the Royal Family Kids Camp for children of similar backgrounds. Through his photography,

无人驾驶汽车需要一种全新的地图

无人驾驶汽车将需要一种全新的地图。诺基亚HERE地图部门正在打造整合道路细节和交通信息的高清地图。

差点我们就没法用上多点触控这么酷的手势!

乔布斯在预测科技的发展方向方面确实有超人一筹的能力,但毕竟他也只是一个人,所以也会有“失手”的时候,就比如在对多点触控这项技术的使用上。  

霍尼韦尔推出家庭无线智能报警系统LYNX TOUCH

美观易用,功能强大 -- 堪称“家庭智能贴身保镖” 上海2015年10月13日电 /美通社/ -- 霍尼韦尔(纽约证券交易所代码:HON)今日宣布在中国市场正式推出家庭用无线智能报警系统 LYNX TOUCH。

java并发之volatile关键字(TIJ21-21.3.3 21.3.4) - hzg1981

** 1 简介 volatile是java中的一个保留关键字,它在英语中的含义是易变的,不稳定的。volatile像final、static等其他修饰符 一样,可以修饰class中的域,而不能修饰方法中的局部变量。当修饰class中的域时,volatile可以修饰primative类型或者任意对 ....

Facebook and Instagram are creating hidden ASCII art of your photos

If you've ever uploaded a photo to Facebook or Instagram, chances are there are secret ASCII renderings of them out there, if you know where to look.Facebook has been creating ASCII art — that is, recreating your images out of text characters — out of your photos and anyone can find it.

研究发现纹身次数越多 免疫力越强

纹身已逐渐成为新新人类彰显个性的一种方式,但此前的研究普遍认为纹身会在一定程度上影响身体健康。 然而根据美国阿拉巴马大学一项新的研究显示,通过分析唾液中的免疫球蛋白A和唾液皮质醇水平后发现,纹身人士身上的纹身越多,他们的免疫力越强。 阿拉巴马大学的研究人员与塔斯卡卢萨等地的纹身公司合作,记录了纹身人士纹身的次数并采集了他们纹身前后的唾液样本。

滴滴出行宣布已完成45亿美元融资 投资方包括苹果阿里巴巴

6月16日消息,移动出行平台滴滴出行宣布,已经完成了新一轮45亿美元的股权融资,新的投资方包括Apple、中国人寿及蚂蚁金服等。腾讯、阿里巴巴、招商银行及软银等现有投资人也都参与了本轮融资。这是全球未上市企业单 ... ...

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