Why the Latest FISA Release By Google Et Al. Means Squat
Sad, but it is mostly muscle memory that drives me here. The new interface is barely usable, especially from my phone, and when it becomes the only choice, I'll probably stop.
Demo of Prototype Virtual Retinal Head Mounted Display
They are a bit late to the party. The CastAR kickstarter is finishing tomorrow and will be shipping next year, a few months before the consumer version of the Oculus Rift.
Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?
Since the ps4 and xbone aren't out yet, it would be rather unfair to show that the Wii U is outselling them.
How I Compiled TrueCrypt For Windows and Matched the Official Binaries
You don't have to trust this person, they've given you the exact steps to do it yourself.
Ask Slashdot: Best SOHO Printer Choices?
I can tell you've never tried to make an inkjet printer from scratch. Dispensing fractions of a milliliter needed for high DPI is hard and building the hardware for it is equally hard.
The only DIY feasible printing technology is pen-plotters. Lots of people make their own pen-plotters for the same reason that people make their own 3d printers: everything it is made out of can be bought commercially for decades or machined with minimal tools.
Interview: Contiki OS Creator On Building the Internet of Things
For most "Things", you don't need tons of bandwidth and the extra cost of a WiFi capable microcontroller or expensive daughterboard.
Consider a low bandwidth, low power transceiver on 915 MHz or 433/434 MHz(depending on region) that only costs a couple of bucks.
Visionary Nintendo President Yamauchi Dies
The Power Glove was Mattel's fault.
Poll Shows That 75% Prefer Printed Books To eBooks
Your software sucks, then. Use one that allows for multiple arbitrary bookmarks and multiple windows.
And I can grep for "last time character X was mentioned on the same page as character Y". No need to flip around, but if I did, there is a scroll bar with print version page numbers.
Amazon: Publishers Strong-Armed Us On E-Books
Because they want to keep you buying paper where publishers have all the control. In a digital book market you no longer need financiers able to absorb the cost of printing and distributing 10k copies and you don't need a marketing/sales department that can get your book onto an endcap at bookstores. You still want the people that work for publishers(editors, artists, etc) but you can contract for those directly.
If everyone switches to digital, the publishers' advantage of having a huge bankroll to be able to bet on multiple authors while keep the lion's share of the profit on the few winners is negated when Amazon will sell for anyone and the contract work can paid for like saving up for a car down-payment.
Amazon Debuts Multi-Platform Indie Games Store
Sometimes buying through Amazon to get a Steam license is actually cheaper than buying directly through Steam. I bought the Stronghold series plus Civ V and IV on Amazon, which were all redeemed as Steam licenses, because it was the same price as just the Stronghold series directly on Steam.
The nice thing about middle-men is that sometimes they fight each other.
How To Hack Twitter's Two-Factor Authentication
As long as stock market bots and day traders use twitter activity to guide their behavior, I care.
Ad Exec: Learn To Code Or You're Dead To Me
I used to do exactly that sort of thing for a product photographer. And it didn't usually take 10 minutes, unless you include the time to execute.
I currently do the same for Indesign documents with linked Photoshop artwork. The Indesign part is worse, actually. Makes dealing with effects and layers seem simple.
DoD Descends On DEFCAD
Disseminating ITAR-controlled information will get you nailed unless you can prove that only US residents can access it. Same thing happened with early web browsers that had strong(for the time) encryption enabled.
Google Glass Hands-On: Brimming With Potential, Dangerous While Driving
How is having something that is projected into your field of vision legal for use while driving?
Why are LED billboards legal?
RMS Urges W3C To Reject On Principle DRM In HTML5
I'd be quite happy if they'd standardize the DRM in HTML5. That way there would be one common DRM to crack instead of everyone having their own peculiar variant.
The Balkanization of Chatting
IRC still loves you.
Smartphone Used To Scan Data From Chip-Enabled Credit Cards
You'd be surprised how many people will give you that info if you just walk up to them and tell them you are a credit card technician from MC/Visa/etc while wearing a jacket with the logo badly sewn on it.
Scientists Tout New Way To Debug Surgical Bots
wow, does it solve the halting problem as well?
Oculus Rift Loses Doom 3 BFG Edition From Launch Package, But Gains TF2
This is the dev kit, off the shelf hardware, 7 ounces, a little bit larger than a pair of ski goggles. But it will probably stay about the size of ski goggles, though, as Oculus wants to keep the low price point and the large field of view without needing two displays(synch & latency) or complex optics($$$).
The size difference is kind of the point, as they are made for different purposes. The Rift is intended be as large as possible, while .5" screen on Glass is supposed to stay out of your line of sight.
Adjusting to Google Glass May Be Hard
Imagine walking into a crowded room, "tagging" the best looking person there, and then doing an in-depth query on their back story. The next time you see them, appropriate info is fed to you to be able to act like you're someone they should know and like.
And that person does a back search on you as well and realizes that you have never been within a mile of them before this night, nor have you ever been to any of the places you claim to have been or done any of the things you claim to have done.
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