UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

whoever57 (658626) writes "The UK Government has signed a contract worth £5.5M (almost $9M) for extended support and security updates for Windows XP for 12 months after April 8. The deal covers XP, Exchange 2003 and Office 2003 for users in central and local government,

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A Measure of Your Team's Health: How You Treat Your "Idiot"

Esther Schindler (16185) writes "Every team has someone who at the bottom of its bell curve: an individual who has a hard time keeping up with other team members. How your team members treat that person is a significant indicator of your organization's health.

Freecode Freezeup

LeadSongDog (1120683) writes The venerable Freecode site has today gone static, blaming low traffic. No new content is being accepted, but they continue to serve existing content. They recommend projects consider moving to Sourceforge. Probably obvious,

The Government Can No Longer Track Your Cell Phone Without a Warrant

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes The government cannot use cell phone location data as evidence in a criminal proceeding without first obtaining a warrant, an appeals court ruled today, in one of the most important privacy decisions in recent memory. "In short,

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

First time accepted submitter AllTheTinfoilHats (3612007) writes "A security flaw in Google Chrome allows any website you visit with the browser to listen in on nearby conversations. It doesn't allow sites to access your microphone's audio,

The Hidden Cost of Your New Xfinity Router

An anonymous reader writes "The battle over Comcast's public WiFi network that is hosted on your cable modem continues. Comcast responded to Speedify's earlier power measurements by rushing them a new Cisco cable modem. The new modem proved to be more power hungry than the last,

Your Personal Data Is On Your Phone -- In the Form of Bacteria

jfruh (300774) writes "Yes, we all know that we have a lot of personally identifying information on our phones that maybe we shouldn't. But even if our data is locked down and encrypted, we're all leaving biological footprints on our phones,

Lawrence Lessig Answers Your Question About His Mayday PAC, Part 2 (Video)

The original Mayday PAC goal was to raise $1 million. Now Larry is working on a second -- and more ambitious -- goal: To raise $5 million by July 4. We called for your questions on June 23, and you sent a bunch of them. This time, instead of using email, we used Google Hangout to ask via video,

Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 cm.

Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies

sciencehabit (1205606) writes "Scientists excavating an archaeological site in southern Spain have finally gotten the real poop on Neanderthals, finding that the Caveman Diet for these quintessential carnivores included substantial helpings of vegetables.

F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

They may be well reviewed and China's new top selling phone, but reader DavidGilbert99 writes with reason to be cautious about Xiaomi's phones:

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.

Illustrating the Socioeconomic Divide With iOS and Android

An anonymous reader writes: "Android has a huge market share advantage over iOS these days, but it hasn't had as much success at following the money. iOS continues to win over many app developers and businesses who want to maximize their earnings. Now,

TCP/IP Might Have Been Secure From the Start If Not For the NSA

chicksdaddy writes: "The pervasiveness of the NSA's spying operation has turned it into a kind of bugaboo — the monster lurking behind every locked networking closet and the invisible hand behind every flawed crypto implementation.

Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from a thought-provoking article at TechDirt: "My own representative in Congress, Jackie Speier, has apparently decided to introduce a federal 'revenge porn' bill, which is being drafted, in part, by Prof. Mary Anne Franks,

[学习笔记]设计模式之Prototype - 时の魔导士

在笔记Builder模式中,我们曾见到了最初用于创建平行世界的函数createWorld,并且它是Mage类的成员函数(毕竟是专属于魔导士的强大咒语嘛)。

康宁高管:蓝宝石玻璃昂贵且对环境不友好

在本周二的一个电话会议中,康宁公司高管 Tony Tripeny 声称将蓝宝石玻璃应用在移动设备中的做法显然存在许多缺点。

阿里巴巴回应外媒“背景论”质疑:唯一背景只有市场

阿里巴巴21日晚间发布声明,称《纽约时报》一篇文章对阿里巴巴个别股东进行了错误的描述及个人倾向明显的推断,并表示,阿里巴巴唯一的背景只有市场。

苹果能否点燃可穿戴产品市场呢?

苹果能否扭转当前可穿戴设备市场的低迷局面,让该类产品成为主流呢?

赶上十一假期,国行 Xbox One 确定将于 9 月 29 日上架

台风来了,Xbox One 却走了,台风走了,没想到微软的新主机还真就火速地赶回来了(不是传要到年底吗?)......

土曼智能手表:“你们打算什么时候给我退款?”

百度一下“智能手表”关键词,出现3400万个相关结果,其中天极网提供了275款智能手表的图文介绍,包括三星、苹果、索尼、小米、360、果壳、联想、华为、OPPO等国内外几十个品牌,价格从几十到几千不等,可谓是琳琅满目,应有尽有。

QQ通讯录祭文,祭奠一个时代的结束

2015年1月21日,对于微信来说,是一个值得记载的日子。今天直接关系到微信团队的两款产品的一生一死!QQ通讯录死,微信朋友圈信息流广告生!众所周知,微信于深夜在朋友圈正式发布信息流广告预告。

入门Apple Watch售价比初代iPod还便宜?

Apple Watch 的定价公布以来就引起了不少的讨论和争议,运动版的 Apple Watch 到定制版的 Apple Watch 售价在 349 美元-17000 美元不等。

可穿戴设备同时接入 Apple Health 和 Google Fit,这或许比你想象中更有意义

不管你承认与否,提到智能手表,我们已经是言必及 Apple Watch,它头顶的苹果光环结结实实地盖过了诸多塑料、金属、橡胶材质各异,圆形、方形、弧形等多种屏幕造型不尽相同的智能手表和手环产品。

Prince George brings back Crocs, sales reportedly surge

There's the midas touch and then there's the Prince George EffectIt's no secret that Kate Middleton has become a style icon, but following in her chic footsteps is her 1-year old son, George, whose influence in the sartorial sphere may have overshadowed his mum's.

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