Monthly Archives: March 2016

Study Says People Who Continually Point Out Typos Are ‘Jerks’

HughPickens.com writes: Sophie Kleeman writes at Gizmodo that according to a study at the University of Michigan people who are more sensitive to written typos and grammatical errors are indeed the kinds of ‘Type A assholes’ everyone already suspects them

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Microsoft Makes Xamarin Free In Visual Studio, Will Open Source Core Xamarin Tech

An anonymous reader cites a report on VentureBeat: Microsoft today announced that Xamarin is now available for free for every Visual Studio user. This includes all editions of Visual Studio, including the free Visual Studio Community Edition, Visual Studio Professional,

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California’s $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage May Spur Automation

An anonymous readers links to an article on ComputerWorld: For many California business groups, the state’s decision to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 by 2022 is a terrible thing. But for its technology industry, it may be a

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Netflix’s Original Content Library Is Growing By 185% Each Year

An anonymous reader writes: From Q1 of 2012 to Q1 of 2016, Netflix has added an incredible 111 original series and films. The numbers translate to an average quarterly growth rate of 34.22% and an average annual growth rate of

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Endorsed by Major Tech Group

An anonymous reader shares a report on SiliconBeat: An industry group representing major tech firms including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Twitter, Uber and eBay has endorsed the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact plan “The TPP recognizes the Internet as an

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CloudFlare Wants Tor To Change Or Risk CAPTCHA Blockades

An anonymous reader writes: CloudFlare’s co-founder Matthew Prince has publicly appealed to work with the Tor Project on implementing a solution that will stop the high incidence of Tor users being challenged by CAPTCHAs whilst browsing. Prince proposes the implementation

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Chinese Scammers Take Mattel To the Bank, Phishing Them For $3 Million

itwbennett quotes a report from The Associated Press: Mattel, the popular toy maker behind Barbie and Hot Wheels, was the victim of a phishing attack last year that nearly cost them $3 million. On April 30, 2015, a Mattel finance

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13-Year-Old Linux Dispute Returns As SCO Files New Appeal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from THE INQUIRER: Now-defunct Unix vendor, which claimed that Linux infringed its intellectual property and sought as much as $5 billion in compensation from IBM, has filed notice of yet another appeal in the

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Using Adblock Plus to Block Ads is Legal, Rules German Court — For the Fifth Time

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Using Adblock Plus to block ads on websites is legal, a German regional court has ruled. The suit, brought by the company behind the leading German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, is the

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Microsoft Extends Its Windows Hello Login Security Features To Apps and the Web

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch regarding the beloved Windows Hello login security features: Microsoft is bringing to Windows apps (and even the web) some of the convenience and security of being able to use the same tech

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