Valve Discloses Source 2 Engine In Recent DOTA 2 Update
source -> source 2 -> half life 3!!1
Law Repressing Social Media, Bloggers Now In Effect In Russia
and it seems people care more about russia
Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264
so mozilla gave up to make the web a better place?
German NSA Committee May Turn To Typewriters To Stop Leaks
With "to stop the leaks" they mean "to stop privacy advocates getting proof that the committee is doing _nothing_ against the NSA".
Want To Resell Your Ebooks? You'd Better Act Fast
Having switched completely to all kinds of unixes and FirefoxOS on the phone i'm unable to read that DRM-bullshit amazon is selling. Will never buy an ebook that has DRM again. And it's even more outrageous that the Sellers claim i can't resell it, so i will probably not buy an ebook again, DRM or not.
Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
- most important: a sync feature (for example with a basestation at your home) that does NOT give up your personal health data to the manufacturers server, which in term will sell your data to health insurance companies and what not.
- standalone operation, not a dumb device that needs a bluetooth tethered smartphone near it all the time
- buttload of sensors, like pulse, oxygen level, blood pressure, odometer, body/outside temperature
- battery run time in the region of weeks or months
- physical buttons on the front, not side. if it has an laughable stamp-sized touchscreen i am not going to buy it
- waterproof, not water resistant
Firefox OS Powered Flame Available For Pre-order; Ships Globally
I'm not found of my ZTE Open. The touchscreen sucks, Reception is abysmal and so on.
Oh, and there is only one thing i hate more than the ZTE Open: FirefoxOS itself. I dont mind the feature set, i bought this for development and stuff, but FFOS (1.2, or 1.3 or 1.4) is just too unstable. I'm stuck at the lockscreen way too often, and given the current state of the development tools it's very hard to debug the source.
My opinion regarding getting a FFOS phone is: Wait.
NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems
If there are no signals from NASA that it can financially support the ISS past 202* SpaceX (and others?) may bail because of the unsecure business future.
Interviews: Ask Bre Pettis About Making Things
How did the transition from being an open source darling to a danger to the whole 3d-printing community work out for you?
How do you feel about kicking out your two co-founders because big money demanded it?
How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination
and no amount of weasel words will change my mind.
Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?
Did bigX buy littleY to ________________?
Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos'
instead of "that some believe that's not possible" and it would be okay.
Or people believing in fairies will be next demanding airtime.
Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords
users dont like registration dialogs. Enforcing good passwords will make users stop the registration process and go away. And a compromised user account is the users problem, not the companies. That is current management thinking.
Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast
than to not know whats true or not being part of the circle that knows the answer.
In an Age of Cyber War, Where Are the Cyber Weapons?
hm. let's translate that to a form that may make more sense:
nope, still makes no sense.
EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020
Every time there is the word secret, something bad or outrageous is about to happen.
Dell Partners With MakerBot To Resell 3D Printers and Scanners
MakerBot turned from an open source darling to the corporate evil we all hate today.
And it's about time to leave Thingiverse (now called Makerbot Thingiverse, including Makerbot ads) and go to youmagine, cubehero or others because it's gotten just way too makerbot centric.
Cracked Game Released To Get Back At Pirates
Mines in "The Settlers" produced pigs instead of coal (?) if the game detected it was pirated.
Researchers Hack Over a Dozen Home Routers
Just exploit thousands of them to create new tor exit nodes.
Huge Explosion at Texas Fertilizer Plant
every Explosion seems to be IT News.
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