Understanding an AI's Timescale

An anonymous reader writes "It's a common trope in sci-fi that when AIs become complex enough to have some form of consciousness, humans will be able to communicate with them through speech.

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Help Crowd-FOIA Stingray Usage Across America

v3rgEz (125380) writes "Collaborative investigative news site MuckRock is trying to take a national look at Stingray usage across America, and is looking for people to submit contact information for their local police departments and other law enforcement groups for a mass FOIA campaign.

Barnes & Noble To Spin Off Nook Media, Will Take It Public

Nate the greatest writes It looks like the recent rumors about B&N splitting up were true. Along with could-have-been-worse financial news, Barnes & Noble just announced that it's going to spin off its two year old ebook subsidiary into a new publicly traded company.

A Look at Smart Gun Technology

An anonymous reader writes "Engadget takes a look at smart gun technology currently available and what the future might hold. From the article: 'While the idea of a gun that couldn't be turned on its owner seems like an obvious win for everyone involved,

Seven ISPs Take Legal Action Against GCHQ

mrspoonsi (2955715) writes with this excerpt from the BBC: ISPs from the U.S.,UK, Netherlands, and South Korea have joined forced with campaigners Privacy International to take the agency to task over alleged attacks on network infrastructure. It is the first time that GCHQ has faced such action.

China Looks To Linux As Windows Alternative

Bismillah (993337) writes "Once again, after the Red Flag Linux effort that petered out this year, China is considering Linux to sort out its pressing Windows XP issue. The Windows 8 ban by China's government procurement agency and promises of official support may help.

USPTO Approves Amazon Patent For Taking Pictures

An anonymous reader writes "The U.S. Patent Office granted Amazon a patent in March that basically describes taking a picture with a white background.

Netflix Shutters Its Public API

esarjeant (100503) writes "I guess it shouldn't come as a total surprise, but Netflix has gone from not issuing new developer keys to announcing the entire [public API] program will be shut down.

Comcast Takes 2014 Prize For Worst Company In America

halfEvilTech writes with news that Comcast has emerged victorious from Consumerist's annual Worst Company In America contest. Comcast narrowly edged out Monsanto in the finals with 51.5% of the vote. The reigning champion for the past two years, Electronic Arts,

Foursquare Splits To Take On Yelp

InformationWeek reports that check-in app Foursquare is splitting into two pieces. One of them -- the part that will retain the Foursquare name -- is actually losing the original check-in functionality,

Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

theodp writes: On Thursday, Google announced a $50 million initiative to inspire girls to code called Made with Code. As part of the initiative, Google said it will also be "rewarding teachers who support girls who take CS courses on Codecademy or Khan Academy.

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.

Meet Canada's Goosebuster Drone

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Tyler LeBlanc reports that Ottawa has a problem — a goose problem. Every summer the wandering waterfowl return to the beaches that line the Ottawa River leaving high concentrations of geese poop on beaches and in shallow water,

Meet Canada's Goosebuster Drone

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Tyler LeBlanc reports that Ottawa has a problem — a goose problem. Every summer the wandering waterfowl return to the beaches that line the Ottawa River leaving high concentrations of geese poop on beaches and in shallow water,

Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

New submitter Lew Lorton notes a NY Times story about a thief in New York City who was tracked and located using a GPS device inside a decoy pill bottle he had stolen (along with other pill bottles) from a pharmacy. When police confronted the thief, he raised a gun to shoot at an officer,

NBA球星科比造访苹果总部 或将为iWatch代言

据CNET报道,洛杉矶湖人队巨星科比本周四造访了苹果位于库伯迪诺的公司总部。CNET援引9to5Mac消息称,科比不仅出现在苹果总部,还与公司的首席设计师Jony Ive及其团队会面。据悉,双方的谈话持续了5分钟。

中興通訊贏得斯洛伐克營運商SWAN的全國LTE網路獨家合約

中國深圳--(美國商業資訊)--公開上市的電信設備、網路解決方案和行動裝置全球提供商中興通訊股份有限公司(以下簡稱「中興通訊」)(H股代碼:07630763.HK / A股代碼:000063.

马斯克警惕人工智能,但他的工厂里全是机器人

被称为“钢铁侠”的埃隆·马斯克虽然还没像电影里的钢铁侠托尼·斯塔克那样造出一个给人类带来威胁的人工智能,但他也多次警告了这种可能性,他甚至还曾出资1000万美元用于评估与人工智能相关的风险。

How to watch Apple's iPhone 6S live stream

Apple's newest line of iPhones are about arrive.Apple will hold one of its most anticipated events of the year Wednesday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The Cupertino company is expected to unveil a pair of new iPhones, an updated Apple TV and possibly a larger iPad.See also:

下半年前景看淡 微软削减中低端手机零部件订单

据台湾《电子时报》报道,供应链消息称,由于今年下半年前景看淡,微软正在削减面向供应链的中低端手机零部件订单。

同人版8位元洛克人作品“Mega Man: Super Fighting Robot”在PC上發佈

想玩到稻船敬二版的洛克人「麥提9號」(Mighty NO.9)還得再等等,實在等不了的人,你們有福了,國外有位超級粉絲,獲得Capcom的授權,自行製作出這款同人版本的洛克人作品:「Mega Man: Super Fighting Robot」。

你知道动物的智商是如何突破天际的吗?

对于人类来说,科技的不断进步似乎意味着人类的智商已经达到天际了。似乎是觉得挑战自己的智商不够过瘾,很多科学家开始挑战各种动物的智商了。

戴尔高管:PC市场远未消亡 戴尔份额仍能稳增

在往年的CES大展上,大型PC厂商往往会租用大型展台,但今年却难得一见PC厂商的身影。即便如此,戴尔依然对该领域保持乐观。“别太在意各种报道。”戴尔副董事长杰夫·克拉克(Jeff Clarke)说,PC市场“远未消亡”。戴尔周四还将发布首款使用超亮OLED技术的显示屏,并表示将在周四正式发布一款13英寸的OLED笔记本。

Google robot turns your selfies into line-drawn art

BARCELONA — This year's Mobile World Congress is a huge sea smartphones (yay!), networking gear (meh) and people wearing VR headsets (uh...), but in between all the suited-up business folks and sweaty, stinky reporters was one booth that had something really charming.

文章: 从Maglev到Vortex,揭秘100G+线速负载均衡的设计与实现

Maglev是谷歌为自己的数据中心研发的解决方案,并于2008开始用于生产环境。在谷歌的性能基准测试中,Maglev实例运行在一个8核CPU下,网络吞吐率上限为12M PPS,如果Maglev不使用Linux内核网络堆栈则速度会小于4M PPS。在技术实现上,UCloud Vortex与Google Maglev颇为相似。在本文中,UCloud网络研发团队分享UCloud Vortex的具体实现。 By 俞圆圆

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