Monthly Archives: February 2016

CompuLab Rolls out Fanless, High-End PCs With Unique Design

An anonymous reader writes: Israeli PC maker CompuLab has begun shipping the Airtop PC that allows assembling high-end PC components into a completely fanless design. Phoronix’s initial testing of the Airtop PC showed that it has a Core i7 5775C

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Scientists Find That Conditions For Life May Hinge On How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

sciencehabit writes: Scientists have known for several years now that stars, galaxies, and almost everything in the universe is moving away from us (and from everything else) at a faster and faster pace. Now, it turns out that the unknown

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Surge Pricing Arrives In Disney’s Magic Kingdom Just in Time for Star Wars Opening

HughPickens.com writes: Taking a page from the Uber playbook, Christopher Palmeri writes that Disney’s six parks in Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, are raising the cost to visit its theme parks as much as 20 percent during the busiest times

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Google Self-Driving Car Might Have Caused First Crash In Autonomous Mode

An anonymous reader writes: While driving in autonomous mode, a Google self-driving car was involved in an accident with a public bus in California on Valentine’s Day, according to an accident report filed with the California DMV.The accident report, signed

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Ask Slashdot: Establishing Procurement Policies Regarding Secure Boot?

New submitter Firx writes: My university department has a tradition of selling its used computers and/or repurposing them with Linux for graduate students and science computer labs. With Windows no longer requiring one be able to disable secure boot, my

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New Report Cites Dangers of Autonomous Weapons

HughPickens.com writes: A new report written by a former Pentagon official who helped establish United States policy on autonomous weapons argues that autonomous weapons could be uncontrollable in real-world environments, where they are subject to design failure as well as

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Facebook Fined 100,000 Euros In German Intellectual Property Dispute

An anonymous reader writes: A regional court in Berlin found that Facebook had not changed their terms and conditions statement to adequately address intellectual property concerns. The court fined Facebook 100,000 euros ($109,000) today, just one week after Facebook CEO

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Snapchat Employee Data Leaked Following Phishing Scam

An anonymous reader writes: Snapchat suffered a huge data breach over the weekend after an employee fell victim to a phishing email scam which impersonated co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel requesting payroll information. While the video messaging app’s servers were

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South Korea Plans Moon Landing By 2020

MarkWhittington writes: The Korean Herald has reported that the South Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has started a lunar exploration program, allocating funding to place a probe in orbit around the moon and a small lander and

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Autonomous Cars Could Be Worse For Carbon Emissions

HughPickens.com writes: David Roberts writes at VOX that it stands to reason that vehicle automation could save energy and reduce emissions in some ways. Cars will be able to chain together more aerodynamically, drive at more consistent speeds, and perhaps

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