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.

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.

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.

DDoS攻击愈演愈烈 中印成最大攻击源头

据国外媒体报道,Prolexic公司DDos攻击报告中显示,2014年第一季度DDoS攻击的数量比去年增长了47%。这份报告中还显示,平均攻击持续时间缩短了50%,由35小时降低到17小时。

TC Cribs: A Stroll Through Shutterstock, Up Sky High In The Empire State Building

For today’s episode of Cribs, we crossed the continent and headed to New York City to check out the headquarters of online stock photography powerhouse Shutterstock. Fittingly, Shutterstock has created its home in one of Manhattan’s most picturesque places, the Empire State Building.

微软中国涉嫌垄断遭调查 国内厂商空间相对扩大

据中国之声《新闻纵横》报道,对于微软,这是枝节横生的一个月:先是在其规模为近2万人的裁员中,由于刚刚被收购的诺基亚将成为裁员重点,微软被不少人指责为“冷血”;这一波还没摆平,昨天傍晚,国家工商总局证实,在前一天对微软公司进行了反垄断突击检查,相关调查正在进行。

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

Nerval's Lobster writes Labor Day is nigh, and with it the official end of summer. It's time to pack away the umbrellas and beach towels, and perhaps spend a few minutes flipping through photos of all the fun times you had over the past couple months: the grilling, the trips, the fireworks oh yes,

好的创始人想要改变世界,最好的创始人还要不放弃——扎克伯格清华中文演讲

一开口就是相对流利的中文打招呼老三样:你好,我很开心,我爱北京……以为这就完了,结果看到全程中文我就醉了……Facebook创始人扎克伯格今年加入清华大学经管院的顾问委员会,其他两位新加入的成员分别是百威英博CEO Carlos Brito和IBM的CEO Ginni Rometty。

How to Explain Net Neutrality To Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and explaining tech-related news stories to your parents and extended family because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! Read more...

【品牌案例】“撒娇大赛”引风潮,社会化营销让“撒娇女人”最“好命”

近两个月以来,互联网上开始出现并不断弥漫着此起彼伏的声声撒娇。

GSMA发布《人道主义连通性宪章》

移动网络运营商将落实灾害响应方案,以保证在危机期间有效、可预测的响应 西班牙巴塞罗那--(美国商业资讯)--GSM协会(GSMA)今天宣布推出适用于全行业的《人道主义连通性宪章》,展示了移动行业在人道主义紧急事件之前和期间为客户和应急工作者提供支持的承诺。

Thor's female identity finally revealed — and she be worthy

LOS ANGELES — And now we know who else is worthy to wield Mjolnir.Late last year, Marvel Comics announced that the Odinson was no longer worthy to possess the power of Thor, for reasons that were not made entirely clear. But the world needs a Thor, so Mjolnir was picked up by a woman.

Re:quest Offers A Faster Way To Respond To Messages On Apple Watch And iPhone

If you’ve ever gotten stuck messaging friends back and forth just to get the answer to a simple question, a new iPhone and Apple Watch application called Re:quest wants to help. Designed to eliminate circular conversations that seem to go nowhere, Re:

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