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Sunday August 20, 2017. 01:00 PM
These great apps can help keep you on track in school.
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Twenty-six years later, the ultimate action flick is back in multiplexes—but did it need to be baaaaack?
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Digital devices still have a long way to go before they can match the instant feedback and flexibility of paper. Even the low-latency touch screens found on the Microsoft Surface or iPad Pro still need expensive stylus peripherals to take advantage of handwritten notes and...
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Winamp was released more than 20 years ago, and last week marked the 15th anniversary of the release of Winamp3. An anonymous Slashdot reader tries to explain what finally happened to Winamp: AOL planned to discontinue Winamp in November of 2013, but instead sold it to the...
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For years Maine has been offering laptops to high school students -- but is it doing more harm than good? An anonymous reader writes: One high school student says 'We hardly ever use paper,' while another student 'says he couldn't imagine social studies class without his...
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jbrase writes: It's in the interest of the open-source community to make open-source development as profitable as possible. One potential means of making money from open source is crowdfunding, [but] proprietary vendors aren't likely to be enthusastic about using their...
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Enlarge / Pretend that planet is Mass Effect: Andromeda's single-player DLC, then look at it wistfully, turn around, and walk away. (credit: Bioware) Anybody who hoped the troubled Bioware game Mass Effect: Andromeda would get some more single-player content should...
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An anonymous reader quotes CyberScoop: The FBI has been briefing private sector companies on intelligence claiming to show that the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab is an unacceptable threat to national security, current and former senior U.S. officials...
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In April Chrome began marking HTTP pages as 'not secure' in its address bar if the pages had password or credit card fields. They're about to take the next step. An anonymous reader quotes SearchEngineLand: Last night, Google sent email notifications via Google Search...
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Saturday August 19, 2017. 11:49 PM
theodp writes: The Official Microsoft Blog hopes a letter from a Nevada middle schooler advising Microsoft President Brad Smith to 'keep up the good work running that company' will 'inspire you like it did us.' Penned as part of a math teacher's assignment to write letters...
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An anonymous reader quotes the US Naval Institute News: Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship's wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday -- more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific...
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Company led by the former co-founder of Fortify Software, launches its Respond Analyst platform along with a $12 million round of funding.
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Slashdot reader bigdogpete writes: Many users of Plex got an email that said they were changing their privacy policy which goes into effect on 20 September 2017. While most of the things are pretty standard, users found it odd that they were now not going to allow users to...
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Enlarge (credit: Who Fears Death) If recent Hollywood deals are any indication, science fiction on TV is about to get even more interesting and complex. The trend started with the surprising announcement in late 2016 that Lin Manuel-Miranda's next project—after completing ...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Electronic Frontier Foundation: Whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning, Techdirt editor and open internet advocate Mike Masnick, and IFEX executive director and global freedom of expression defender Annie Game are the distinguished winners...
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The resurgence of fighting games over the last few years has been a great thing, bringing back a classic genre that encourages competition, hype, and salt. One of the coolest things about it […] The post KO Boring Gifts With This Mortal Kombat Guide appeared first on...
    Geek - Aug 19, 08:00 PM
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The resurgence of fighting games over the last few years has been a great thing, bringing back a classic genre that encourages competition, hype, and salt. One of the coolest things about it […] The post KO Boring Gifts With This Mortal Kombat Guide appeared first on...
    Geek - Aug 19, 08:00 PM
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An anonymous reader quotes InfoWorld: Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role. The company said Thursday that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8 presents an opportunity ...
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(credit: National Geographic) This weekend, NASA's historic Voyager spacecrafts celebrate their 40th year in space. The missions have given humanity many awe-inspiring discoveries in those four decades, and Voyager 1 and 2 have inspired infinite further initiatives or...
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An anonymous reader writes: A hacker and a mechanic have helped a family regain access to their hybrid car after they've lost their one-of-a-kind car key while on vacation. The car in question is a Toyota Estima minivan, which a Canadian family bought reused and imported...
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