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 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,

Google Analytics配置文件过滤器终极使用指南

无细分,毋宁死。这一点Avinash一直在强调。很多时候单纯地看网站的整体数据指标意义并不大,而对数据进行细分 […]

Motorola 指 Moto Maker 第二季登陆欧洲和墨西哥,新 Moto X 夏季后期推出

Moto X 虽然之前冲出北美,分别登陆英国、德国和法国,不过 Moto Maker 服务并没有一起「出走」,直至现在 Motorola 终于宣布 Moto Maker 将会在欧洲和南美出现了。

来认识一下即将上市的全球最大P2P网贷公司Lending Club

虎嗅注:2014年8月27日,P2P网贷的领导者,传统银行体系的颠覆人Lending Club,正式向SEC提交了招股文件,拟募集5亿美元。这预示着该公司可能会在今年秋季上市。2014年4月,Lending Club 完成最后一笔股权融资,估值涨至 37.

U2 Takes Us Behind the Scenes Of Its Surprise Album

U2 force-fed iTunes users with Songs of Innocence, its first album in five years, on Tuesday during Apple's iPhone 6 event. Now, the band is explaining the lead-up to the album's unconventional releaseIn a two-minute video posted to Twitter Thursday,



Most Americans Support Banning Flights From Ebola-Stricken Countries

A majority of Americans support banning flights from Ebola-stricken countries, according to a new survey by NBC News and Survey Monkey.There's only one problem with the response, though: There are currently no direct flights to the United States from Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia,

在一个老外微信PM的眼中,中国移动App UI那些事儿

本文编译自Dan Grover的博客,他现在是腾讯微信的产品经理。






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