Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tron 3 Is Cancelled

Dave Knott writes: Tron 3 won’t be coming to a theater near you. Disney had been developing a sequel to Tron:Legacy since the movie, made for $170 million, grossed $400 million worldwide. But now they have chosen not to move

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An Early Look At Android M’s Multi-Window Mode For Tablets

Ars Technica has a look at the experimental multi-window mode in the just-announced Android M. It’s not a headlining feature yet: “buggy, busted, and buried, but intriguing nonetheless” is how Ars describes it. Android Police is similarly faint in its

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China Unveils World’s First Facial Recognition ATM

An anonymous reader links to an article at IB Times according to which: China has unveiled the world’s first facial recognition ATM, which will not allow users to withdraw cash unless their face matches their IDs. The machine was created

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Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs To Computerization?

turkeydance writes: What job is hardest for a robot to do? Mental health and substance abuse social workers (found under community and social services). This job has a 0.3 percent chance of being automated. That’s because it’s ranked high in

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Windows 10 RTM In 6 Weeks

Billly Gates writes: Arstechnica has the scoop on a new build with less flat icons and a confirmation of a mid July release date. While Microsoft is in a hurry to fix the damage done by the Windows 8 versions

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Ask Slashdot: Best Test Case Manager Plugin For JIRA?

Bomarc writes: I’ve been working with software testing … for a few years now. And there seems to be a serious lack of QA — Test Case Management (TCM) tools. The company that I’m working for needs a good test

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Scientists Study Crime In Progress In a VR Simulated Environment

HughPickens.com writes: Claire Nee writes in the NYT that for psychologists, it’s best to observe actual behavior, in real time, and afterward interview research participants. Yet for obvious ethical and safety reasons, it’s almost never possible to observe a crime

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LHC Season 2 Is About To Start Testing the Frontiers of Physics

An anonymous reader writes: The final preparations for the second run of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are in place. This week, it is expected to start taking new data with collisions at the record-breaking energy of 13 teraelectronvolts (TeV).

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Mystery Woman Recycles $200,000 Apple I Computer

Dave Knott writes: A recycling centre in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old computer for recycling. The computer was apparently inside boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after

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MinGW and MSVCRT Conflict Causes Floating-Point Value Corruption

jones_supa writes: If you are working on a C++ program where you need very accurate floating point numbers, you might have decided to use long double data type for the extra precision. After a few calculations, you happen to print

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