Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

RevWaldo writes: The Verge and other sources report on how AOL's Ryan Block ultimately succeeded in cancelling his Comcast account over the phone,

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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,

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.

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.

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

RevWaldo writes: The Verge and other sources report on how AOL's Ryan Block ultimately succeeded in cancelling his Comcast account over the phone,

Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

An anonymous reader writes: My niece, who is graduating from high school, has asked me for some career advice. Since I work in data processing, my first thought was to recommend a degree course in computer science or computer engineering. However,

谷歌与特斯拉合体,将如何颠覆世界?

上周Facebook以190亿美元的价格收购了WhatsApp,借此与苹果(Apple)和微软(Microsoft)等早期技术领头羊们划清了界限,表明Facebook不仅现在、而且将来也要继续垄断社交领域的决心,而且它也愿意付高价来买下未来有可能挑战它的企业。

2K高清屏激光对焦 金色版LG G3真机图赏

韩国厂商LG在去年年末发布了一款设计独特的旗舰机LG G2,而在时隔半年之后我们再次迎来了该机的续作——LG G3。近日外媒为我们带来了金色版LG G3的真机开箱图赏。

好的产品经理是什么样的?

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摩托罗拉确定Droid Turbo国际版名为“Moto Maxx”

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电池技术为何停滞不前?革新技术尚未出现

为什么电池技术停滞不前一直是研究人员讨论的话题之一,很多人表示我们已经到达科学的极限。本文为你全面解读,但无论真正的原因是什么,消费者将需要竭尽全力高效利用需要电池驱动的设备。

3 dead, 3 'unaccounted for' after plane crashes into houses in DC suburbs

A small private jet crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County on Monday, killing at least three people on board, authorities said.Preliminary information indicated the three didn't survive the crash in Gaithersburg, a Washington, D.C. suburb, said Pete Piringer,

飞机占到了全球二氧化碳排放量的2.5%

全世界的飞机要为约2.5%的全球二氧化碳排放量负责。航空业的二氧化碳排放量比大多数国家全国的排放量还要多,而且预计未来几十年其排放量还将显著增长。

Kate Brown becomes first openly bisexual governor in the U.S.

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