Monthly Archives: March 2015

We’re In a Golden Age of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

New submitter DakotaSmith writes: io9 has an article explaining why We’re Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now. If you’re a true geek, you probably already know about Star Trek Continues and Star Trek: Phase II.

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Google Unveils the Chromebit: an HDMI Chromebook Dongle

An anonymous reader writes: Today Google unveiled a new device: the Chromebit. It’s a small compute stick that contains the Rockchip 3288 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB of storage — much like a low-end Chromebook. It connects to a TV

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Mario 64 Remake Receives a DMCA Complaint From Nintendo

jones_supa writes: Well, we saw this one coming. Just a couple of days after computer science student Erik Roystan Ross released a free recreation of the first level of Nintendo’s 1996 Super Mario 64, Nintendo filed a Digital Millennium Copyright

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Report: Facebook Tracks Visitors Who Have Opted Out, Violating EU Law

itwbennett writes: In a technical analysis (PDF) of Facebook’s tracking practices, researchers found that Facebook tracks everyone who visits its site, including people who don’t have an account, and even continues to track users and non-users who have opted out

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Thousand-Year-Old Eye Salve Kills MRSA

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists at the University of Nottingham used a recipe from an ancient medical text to successfully kill golden staph bacteria, also known as MRSA, the superbug commonly found in hospitals. Bald’s Leechbook calls for leeks, garlic,

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SCOTUS: GPS Trackers Are a Form of Search and Seizure

schwit1 writes: If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your personal effects, it counts as a search—and is therefore protected by the Fourth Amendment. The Supreme Court clarified and affirmed that law on

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Microsoft Announces Surface 3 Tablet

An anonymous reader writes: Today Microsoft announced the latest device in their line of Windows tablets: the Surface 3. The tablet runs a full version of Windows (the troublesome “RT” line has been deprecated), and aims to compete with Apple’s

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Massive Power Outage Paralyzes Turkey

wiredmikey writes: A massive power outage caused chaos and shut down public transport across Turkey on Tuesday, with the government refusing to rule out that the electricity system had been the victim of an attack. The nationwide power cut, the

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Amazon Tests Delivery Drones At Secret Canada Site After US Frustration

An anonymous reader sends this excerpt from The Guardian: Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada, following repeated warnings by the e-commerce giant that it would go outside the U.S. to bypass what it

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Firefox 37 Released

Today Mozilla began rolling out Firefox version 37.0 to release channel users. This update mostly focuses on behind-the-scenes changes. Security improvements include opportunistic encryption where servers support it and improved protection against site impersonation. They also disabled insecure TLS version

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