Monthly Archives: March 2017

Oculus Co-Founder and Rift Creator Palmer Luckey Leaves Facebook

bongey writes: Palmer Lucky has left Facebook, which bought Oculus for $2 billion. The anti-Hillary memes controversy led to the resignation. UploadVR reports: “According to Oculus, this will be Palmer’s last week with Friday marking his official last day as

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Rogue System Administrator Faces 10 Years In Prison For Shutting Down Servers, Deleting Core Files On the Day He Was Fired

Joe Venzor, a former employee at boot manufacturer Lucchese, had a near total meltdown after he got fired from his IT system administrator position. According to TechSpot, he shut down the company’s email and application servers and deleted the core

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Microsoft Is Shutting Down CodePlex

Microsoft corporate vice president Brian Harry announced in a blog post today that they are shutting down CodePlex, its service for hosting repositories of open source software. “As of this post, we’ve disabled the ability to create new CodePlex projects,”

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Next-Generation DDR5 RAM Will Double the Speed of DDR4 In 2018

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: You may have just upgraded your computer to use DDR4 recently or you may still be using DDR3, but in either case, nothing stays new forever. JEDEC, the organization in charge

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This is Why Australia Hasn’t Had a Recession in Over 25 Years

Australia is close to seizing the global crown for the longest streak of economic growth thanks to a mixture of policy guile and outrageous fortune. From a report: While growth is being underpinned by population gains and resource exports to

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Amazon Bans Sales of Media Player Boxes That Promote Piracy

Amazon is taking a tough stance against vendors who sell fully-loaded Kodi boxes and other “pirate” media players through its platform. From a report: The store now explicitly bans media players that “promote” or “suggest” the facilitation of piracy. Sellers

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Verizon, AT&T, Comcast Say They Will Not Sell Customer Browsing Histories

Comcast, Verizon, AT&T Inc said Friday they would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules. From a report on Reuters: The bill would repeal regulations adopted

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Fear of Robots Taking Jobs in the Short Term is Overblown, Says General Electric CEO

An anonymous reader shares a report: “I think before we go to the phase where it’s only robots at every bench, we are going to go through a phase of smarter workers,” General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt told reporters on

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CIA Tricked Antivirus Programs, Claims WikiLeaks

Reader Mark Wilson writes: Today, WikiLeaks published the third installment of its Vault 7 CIA leaks. We’ve already had the Year Zero files which revealed a number of exploits for popular hardware and software, and the Dark Matter batch which

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More Compulsory Math Lessons Do Not Encourage Women To Pursue STEM Careers, Study Finds

An anonymous reader shares a report: The demand for employees in STEM careers (science, technology, engineering and math) is particularly high, as corporations compete to attract skilled professionals in the international market. What is known as “curriculum intensification” is often

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