Monthly Archives: September 2014

HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet

jfruh writes While Windows-based tablets haven’t exactly set the world on fire, Microsoft hasn’t given up on them, and its hardware partners haven’t either. HP has announced a series of Windows tablets, with the 7-inch low-end model, the Stream 7,

Posted in Uncategorized

Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google’s Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle

An anonymous reader writes Matchstick and Mozilla today announced their open-source take on the Chromecast: a $25 Firefox OS-powered HDMI dongle. The streaming Internet and media stick will be available first through Kickstarter, in the hopes to drive down the

Posted in Uncategorized

Interview With Facebook’s Head of Open Source

Czech37 writes Facebook may be the world’s most well-known tech companies, but it’s not renowned for being at the forefront of open source. In reality, they have over 200 open source projects on GitHub and they’ve recently partnered with Google,

Posted in Uncategorized

Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

sfcrazy writes Adobe is bringing the king of all photo editing software, Photoshop, to Linux-based Chrome OS. Chrome OS-powered devices, such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, already have a decent line-up of ‘applications’ that can work offline and eliminate the need

Posted in Uncategorized

Microsoft’s Asimov System To Monitor Users’ Machines In Real Time

SmartAboutThings writes Microsoft will monitor users in the new Windows 9 Operating System in order to determine how the new OS is used, thus decide what tweaks and changes are need to be made. During Windows 8 testing, Microsoft said

Posted in Uncategorized

Robotic Taster Will Judge ‘Real Thai Food’

HughPickens.com (3830033) writes The NYT reports that Thailand’s former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra repeatedly encountered a distressing problem while traveling the world: bad Thai food. Too often, she found, the meals she sampled at Thai restaurants abroad were unworthy of

Posted in Uncategorized

Apple Fixes Shellshock In OS X

jones_supa (887896) writes Apple has released the OS X Bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion, a patch that fixes the “Shellshock” bug in the Bash shell. Bash, which is the default shell for many Linux-based

Posted in Uncategorized

California Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrants For Drone Surveillance

schwit1 sends word that California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have required warrants for surveillance using unmanned drones. In his veto message (PDF), Brown said, “This bill prohibits law enforcement from using a drone without obtaining a

Posted in Uncategorized

Analyzing Silk Road 2.0

An anonymous reader writes: After a recent article about breaking the CAPTCHA on the latest incarnation of Silk Road (the darknet-enabled drug market place), Darryl Lau decided to investigate exactly what narcotics people were buying and selling online. He found

Posted in Uncategorized

How Tech Is Transforming Teaching In a South African Township

An anonymous reader writes: The founders of the African School for Excellence have an ambitious goal — nothing less than redefining low cost, scalable teaching that brings international standards to the poorest schools in Africa. Their first model school is

Posted in Uncategorized