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Sunday September 23, 2018. 05:44 AM
Long-time Slashdot reader kwelch007 writes: I finally gave in, after years of Android loyalty, because the iPhone and Apple Watch just worked, so I was told (and it is true). I changed from my Motorola Maxx for an iPhone 7, because I wanted the Apple Watch. Shortly after, I...
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An anonymous reader writes: Hackaday recently engaged in a bit of urban exploration, taking a look inside of a recently purchased Toys 'R' Us location that has been boarded up since the once giant toy store chain folded in June. Inside they found plenty of hardware left...
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'Computers can solve your problem. You may not like the answer,' writes the Boston Globe. Slashdot reader sandbagger explains: 'Boston Public Schools asked MIT graduate students Sebastien Martin and Arthur Delarue to build an algorithm that could do the enormously...
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Comcast outbid Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox after offering $40 billion in an auction on Saturday. According to Yahoo Finance, 'The U.S. cable giant bid $22.59 a share for control of London-listed Sky, bettering a $20.49 dollars-a-share offer by Fox, Britain's...
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Saturday September 22, 2018. 11:34 PM
'The National Security Agency's 2018 Codebreaker Challenge kicked off on Friday, 9/21, and runs through 12/31,' writes Slashdot reader eatvegetables. Each year's challenge -- which is open to U.S. students -- comes with its own (fictitious) backstory which the organizers say ...
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The Bay Area Newsgroup reports: Political momentum for a crackdown on Silicon Valley's social media giants got a boost this week when a state attorney general said he would tell U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions next week that Google, Facebook and Twitter should be broken...
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Cody Wilson, maker of the first 3D-printed plastic gun, has been arrested in Taiwan. Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike quotes Reason: Earlier this week, Texas police issued a warrant for his arrest. Wilson, they claimed, found a woman on sugardaddymeet.com, a website that ...
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Lawrence was a revelation when I discovered the band two years ago. My musical sensibility's been stuck on funk and soul since the ‘70s and Lawrence takes that sound and reinvents it. It's absolutely infectious. Plus, I’m a dad whose kids are just a bit younger than the...
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'The Surrey Space Center successfully used a net to capture a piece of artificial space junk in orbit for the first time in history on Sunday,' writes Slashdot reader dmoberhaus. 'The video was just released Wednesday and is quite stunning.' 'Not only does the net look cool...
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In a new Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper, Columbia Law prof Joshua Mitts uses 'stylometry' (previously) to track how market manipulators who publish false information about companies in order to profit from options are able to flush their old identities when they...
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Is Assassination Nation any good? I think it’s very good, but it will definitely be divisive. What’s is it, exactly? The trailers are a bit… obtuse. A searing howl of pent-up adolescent rage […] The post MovieBob Review: ASSASSINATION NATION appeared first on Geek.com.
    Geek - Sep 22, 08:00 PM
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Olive ('Open Library of Images for Virtualized Execution') is an experimental service from Carnegie Mellon University that stores images of old processors, as well as the old operating systems that ran on top of them, along with software packages for those old OSes; this...
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An anonymous reader quotes Softpedia: Purism announced Thursday that its highly anticipated Librem Key security key is now available for purchase as the first and only OpenPGP-based smart card to offer a Heads-firmware-integrated tamper-evident boot process for laptops....
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An anonymous reader quotes a new Wired opinion piece by Kyle Wiens and Elizabeth Chamberlain from iFixit: A big California farmers' lobbying group just blithely signed away farmers' right to access or modify the source code of any farm equipment software. As an organization...
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Founded after the Joint P.O.W./M.I.A. Accounting Command and the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office were folded into a single agency, the Defense P.O.W./M.I.A. Accounting Agency (D.P.A.A.) is an incredibly important part of the United States military. They're...
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Hydrophytes are 3D-printed multimaterial forms that explore the possibilities for engineered plants of the future. Via University of Wellington: Introducing Hydrophytes, 3D printed 'plants' that respond to their surroundings in incredibly lifelike ways. These objects are...
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There are numerous ways to judge a Destiny 2 expansion, but I’ve found it’s easiest to count the days I kept playing. After Curse of Osiris, I stuck around for about two weeks. After Warmind, it was about two days. But Forsaken? It’s been the better part of a...
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An anonymous reader quotes MSPowerUser: Nearly every Linux distro is already available in the Microsoft Store, allowing developers to use Linux scripting and other tools running on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Now another distro has popped up in the Store, and...
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Would you spend $530 on a pair of sneakers that were described like this? Crumply, hold-it-all-together tape details a distressed leather sneaker in a retro low profile with a signature sidewall star and a grungy rubber cupsole. Yeah, neither would I, and neither would...
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Looking forward to catching one of the biggest anime events of 2019? Better make sure you have your tickets ready for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super event that’s going to rock the fandom: […] The post Here’s When You Can Finally See Dragon Ball Super: Broly in Theaters appear...
    Geek - Sep 22, 05:00 PM
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