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Take two mobes into the shower? I didn't before, but I do now

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 11:52
Dual-SIM iPhone device is actually another, smaller phone in disguise

First Look A Kickstarter project to produce a dual-SIM iPhone is really a separate phone which the iPhone connects to via Bluetooth.…

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AMD Unveils Radeon R9 Nano, Targets Mini ITX Gaming Systems With a New Fury

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-08-27 11:37
MojoKid writes: AMD today added a third card to its new Fury line that's arguably the most intriguing of the bunch, the Radeon R9 Nano. True to its name, the Nano is a very compact card, though don't be fooled by its diminutive stature. Lurking inside this 6-inch graphics card is a Fiji GPU core built on a 28nm manufacturing process paired with 4GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). It's a full 1.5 inches shorter than the standard Fury X, and unlike its liquid cooled sibling, there's no radiator and fan assembly to mount. The Fury Nano sports 64 compute units with 64 stream processors each for a total of 4,096 stream processors, just like Fury X. It also has an engine clock of up to 1,000MHz and pushes 8.19 TFLOPs of compute performance. That's within striking distance of the Fury X, which features a 1,050MHz engine clock at 8.6 TFLOPs. Ars Technica, too, takes a look at the new Nano.

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Intel keeps droning on, as PC sales continue to tumble

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 11:27
Plans later, but for now here’s $60m, Yuneec

Intel has chucked $60m (£39m) at Chinese drone company Yuneec in a bid to combat the downward spiral in global PC sales, the latest cash-splashing exercise by the chipzilla.…

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Docs or it didn't happen

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-08-27 11:00
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Analysis Reveals Almost No Real Women On Ashley Madison

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:56
gurps_npc writes: Ashley Madison claimed to have about 31 million men and 5.5 million woman enrolled. Those odds are not good for the men, 6:1. But unfortunately, most of those 'women' were fake. This researcher analyzed the data and found only 12,000 actual, real women using Ashley Madison. That means for every 7750 men, there were 3 women. There are reports that Ashley Madison paid people to create fake female profiles. Their website admits that 'some of the users may be there for "entertainment purposes."' The article itself is well written, including a description of the analysis. A charitable person would say that Ashley Madison was selling a fantasy, not reality. But a realist would say Ashley Madison is just a thief stealing money from lonely, unhappy men.

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Greek judge appointed caretaker PM up to elections

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:48
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top Supreme Court judge was named caretaker prime minister on Thursday to lead the country to elections next month, ending a week of political deadlock after leftist leader Alexis Tsipras resigned.

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Wall Street extends gains, helped by GDP data

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:40
(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Thursday, a day after posting their biggest one-day gain in four years, as data showed the U.S. economy grew faster in the second quarter than initially thought.
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First pics of flagship Lumias for 18 months released … or maybe not

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:26
After such a wait, it seems they’re mid-range and plastic

Images of the first flagship Lumia phones for 18 months have popped up on Twitter ... or have they? Renowned technology "leaker" Evan Blass posted two images of models described as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.…

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North Dakota Legalizes "Less Than Lethal" Weapon-Equipped Police Drones

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:17
According to the Daily Beast, writes reader schwit1, North Dakota police will be free to fire 'less than lethal' weapons from the air thanks to the influence of a pro-police lobbyist. That means beanbags, tear-gas, and Tasers, at the very least, can be brought to bear by remote. It's worth noting that "non-lethal" isn't purely true, even if that's the intent behind such technologies. From the article, based partly on FOIA requests made by MuckRock into drone use by government agencies: The bill’s stated intent was to require police to obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to use a drone to search for criminal evidence. In fact, the original draft of Representative Rick Becker’s bill would have banned all weapons on police drones. Then Bruce Burkett of the North Dakota Peace Officer’s Association was allowed by the state house committee to amend HB 1328 and limit the prohibition only to lethal weapons. “Less than lethal” weapons like rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers are therefore permitted on police drones.

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Biden to meet with AFL-CIO chief as he ponders White House run

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet on Thursday with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka as he explores whether to launch a run for the White House in 2016, a source familiar with the meeting said.
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Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) 2015 Released, Amazing Development By Team, Install/Upgrade XDM 2015 In Ubuntu Linux Or Derivatives

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-08-27 10:00

 LinuxandUbuntu: Xtreme Download Manager is a free and open source download manager.

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The Register IBM Bluemix programming challenge: The winner!

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 09:55
High standard of entrants impresses our judges

A month ago we announced our first coding competition, The Register's IBM Bluemix Programming Challenge 2015.…

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Contiki 3.0 Released, Retains Support For Apple II, C64

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-08-27 09:36
An anonymous reader writes that on Wednesday the Contiki team announced the release of Contiki 3.0, the latest version of the open source IoT operating system. The 3.0 release is a huge step up from the 2.x branch and brings support for new and exciting hardware, a set of new network protocols, a bunch of improvements in the low-power mesh networking protocols, along with a large number of general stability improvements. And, yes, the system still runs on the Commodore 64/128, Apple II, Atari.

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Rouhani faces pressure for release of Iran's political prisoners

Reuters: Technology - Thu, 2015-08-27 09:33
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Having struck a historic nuclear deal to end decades of enmity between Iran and the West, President Hassan Rouhani faces a fresh challenge at home, to win the release of leading political prisoners whose case has polarized the Islamic Republic.
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Facebook profiles? They're not 'personal data' Mr Putin

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 09:33
Personalised ad network tries to avoid Russian data localisation rules

With less than a week until a new Russian data localisation law comes into effect, Facebook is making a last-ditch effort to avoid compliance.…

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DDN: Quicker storage access passes HPC buck to CPU makers

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 09:09
Bypassing POSIX releases the brake pedal on the server-storage IO equation

Comment At a DDN user group meeting in Frankfurt earlier this year, Alex Bouzari said high-performance computing (HPC) exhibits an enduring tug-of-war between compute and storage.…

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Adding lower thirds in Kdenlive

Linux Today - Thu, 2015-08-27 09:00 Seth Kenlon shows us how to add lower thirds to video in Kdenlive.

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Fugitive UK hacker turned ISIS recruiter killed in Syria

The Register - Thu, 2015-08-27 08:56
Former TeaMp0isoN member downed by drone strike outside Raqqa

Junaid Hussain, the UK fugitive hacker turned ISIS recruiter, has reportedly been killed in a US drone strike in Syria.…

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Since-Pulled Cyanogen Update For Oneplus Changes Default Home Page To Bing

Slashdot - Thu, 2015-08-27 08:54
ourlovecanlastforeve writes: Nestled into GSMArena's report on the Cyanogen OS 12.1 update for Oneplus [ Note: an update that the story reports has since been pulled.] is this tasty bite: "'ll find out that your Chrome homepage has been changed to Bing." Then it's casually dismissed with "Thankfully though, you can easily get rid of Microsoft's search engine by using Chrome settings." as if this were the most normal thing to have to do after an OTA update. Is this the new normal? Has Microsoft set a new precedent that it's okay to expect users to have to go searching through every setting and proactively monitor network traffic to make sure their data isn't being stolen, modified or otherwise manipulated?

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