To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games
Come on, give us some credit. Maybe it's just because I don't live in the US that I'm aware that there's a country called Georgia.
It's like in most Hollywood movies when they write "Beijing, China", or "Paris, France", but then write "San Francisco, California".
Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release
Are we backing Sony at the moment?
Sony Pictures Leak Reveals Quashed Plan To Upload Phony Torrents
Uploading a fake torrent would only work for about an hour before all the leechers find out it's bad and stop downloading, reducing the number of seeders to less than a dozen.
All these studios (not just Sony) need to realize that people don't want to subscribe to an entire suite of channels just to watch 1 show. HBO seems to get this, but I imagine their new service will only work in the US, meaning the rest of us will have to get Game Of Thrones the usual way.
Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics
We Found Dove In A Soapless Place
Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down
According to Torrent Freak, a lot of other sites have gone down, including EZTV, Zoink, Torrage and the Istole tracker (I can't confirm though because I'm at work).
Australian Target Stores Ban GTA V For Depictions of Violence Against Women
Disgruntled GTA V fans have called upon Target to withdraw the Bible from sale, for exactly the same reason.
Chromebooks Overtake iPads In US Education Market
let Google slide their camel under the tent.
I think you mean "Let Google slide their camel's nose into the tent".
Unless you're making a reference to some weird sex thing I don't know about.
Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M
Google+ is popular?
London Unveils New Driverless Subway Trains
Clearly you don't live in Britain, otherwise you'd understand how polite and accommodating we are.
If there are no seats, ask a fellow passenger if you can sit on their lap. They'll usually oblige, unless they have a very good reason.
Try it the next time you visit.
Will Apple Lose Siri's Core Tech To Samsung?
I'm genuinely curious here, do any Slashdotters use Siri on a regular (let's say daily) basis? What do you use it for?
I've always thought this kind of tech to be more of a gimmick, something to show your mates every now and again.
Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
"You're sitting wrong."
AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters
I was an iPhone fan when they first came out. I remember standing in the phone shops, looking at the Android phones running the laggy Gingerbread and wondering why anyone would want to buy a POS like that.
Then I ran into antenna-gate while I was trying to get a job. Eventually I told callers that I had an iPhone so if the call ended suddenly it was because of that, and not because I'd just hung up on them. As soon as my contract was up I moved to Android.
I'm sure it's fast and simple to use, but ultimately it's a phone. And if I can't make calls on it, then it's going in the bin.
Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads
Some of your generics are American based, and I ended up having to stop my Hoovering to Google what they are.
Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
I was in Cuba earlier this year. They seem to be doing OK for themselves.
Sure, there are towns outside of Havana and Trinidad where there isn't a lot to do, but I didn't see any real evidence of extreme poverty.
As far as I could see, the only thing the embargo is doing is preventing (most) Americans from visiting the place.
Limiting the Teaching of the Scientific Process In Ohio
Religion has no place in schools. How many times have you seen scientists starting wars over theories and results?
"1 + 1 equals 3!"
"Only for larger values of 1, you heathen!"
A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
The summary links to an article which has a link in it to the map which doesn't load.
It's probably been censored by your ISP :)
Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners
What's the obsession with metal frames? Message boards are filled with hipsters ranting about how cheap a plastic frame looks.
Whenever I get a new phone, the first thing I do is wrap it in a plastic protector to protect the body.
Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows
Cows have best friends.
KDE Releases Plasma 5
I see Apple's flat style is continuing to be copied^H^H^H used as inspiration for UI developers.
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