Monthly Archives: November 2014

Forbes Revisits the Surface Pro 3, Which May Face LG Competition

Forbes writer Marco Chiappetta revisits Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 half a year after its U.S. debut, and finds the tablet-laptop hybrid has held up pretty well, but suffers some dings worth knowing about before jumping at holiday sale prices, pointing

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Hayabusa 2 Asteroid Probe Postponed By Weather Until Early December

As reported by The Register, Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission to mine (or at least sample) an asteroid, which was to have been launched Saturday, has been delayed by weather, until a time no earlier than Monday, Dec. 1st (and from

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Kim Dotcom Faces Jail At Bail Hearing

An anonymous reader writes A bail hearing will resume on Monday at which New Zealand authorities will claim one-time internet tycoon Kim Dotcom is a flight risk and should be sent to jail to await his extradition hearing. The Crown

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Graphene May Top Kevlar As a Bullet-Stopping Material

The Royal Society of Chemistry reports that U.S. researchers Edwin Thomas and Jae-Hwang Lee have been testing the strength of graphene mesh in one role it’s probably destined to appear in down the road: as ballistic shielding material. From the

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A Rift In OnePlus, Cyanogen Relationship

As reported at SlashGear and Engadget, One Plus (which has been selling phones running Android-derived Cyanogen Mod rather than Android proper) has won’t be selling its phones with Cyanogen Mod to Indian consumers. Instead, according to Slashgear, “When OnePlus launches

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Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

wabrandsma (2551008) writes with this excerpt from Ars Technica: BMG Rights Management and Round Hill Music have sued Cox Communications for copyright infringement, arguing that the Internet service provider doesn’t do enough to punish those who download music illegally. Both

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Ask Slashdot: Making a ‘Wife Friendly’ Gaming PC?

shadeshope writes Having just gotten married, I find that for some inexplicable reason my wife doesn’t like my huge, noisy, ‘ugly’ gaming PC being in the living room. I have tried hiding it in a TV cabinet: still too noisy.

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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

mikejuk writes It seems incredible that in the 21st century schools are still teaching children to scratch marks on paper. Well in Finland they are taking a step in the direction of the future by giving up teaching handwriting. The

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SKA Space Telescope To Offer Neighbors Cheap Broadband

An anonymous reader writes The Square Kilometer Array is a giant space telescope currently being built in the middle of the Karoo in South Africa, which when complete will be 50 times more sensitive than any existing Earth-based telescope. The

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Bad Lockup Bug Plagues Linux

jones_supa (887896) writes “A hard to track system lockup bug seems to have appeared in the span of couple of most recent Linux kernel releases. Dave Jones of Red Hat was the one to first report his experience of frequent

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