Thu 2015-07-30

13:53

[Fast Company]

Doing Your Errands, For Free, Is Now Someone's Job

GoButler's "Heroes" spend their days booking your doctors appointments, sending your mother flowers, and planning your dates, gratis.

"Have a date tomorrow. Any ideas of what to do?"

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Thu 2015-07-30.13:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Hot On Hello Barbie's Plastic Heels, ToyTalk Now Lets Kids Chat With Thomas The Tank Engine

A new app, Thomas and Friends Talk to You, is for youngsters who are down with the very useful train and his pals.

If you've ever spent even a few minutes with a toddler, you are likely familiar with the global juggernaut that is Thomas and Friends.

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Thu 2015-07-30.12:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Why Netflix Is Spending $5 Billion To Win The Fight For Your Screens--And How It Plans To Do It

At the Television Critics Association's event this week, Netflix pimped A-list actors and a slew of new projects. Oh, and: Keith Richards.

A few years ago, journalists attending the Television Critics Association press tour might have slept in had a streaming service kicked off the event.

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Wed 2015-07-29.20:55 | [Fast Company]
[Webwereld Feed]

Facebook laat bedrijven betalen voor WhatsApp

Klantenservice niet langer gratis.

Thu 2015-07-30.12:40 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Dark horse Samsung Pay draaft richting Nederland

Je pinpas wordt van alle kanten aangevallen.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:41 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Maak je borst maar nat voor BIND-exploits

Kritiek gat in veruit populairste DNS-software is eenvoudig te benutten.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:35 | [Webwereld Feed]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Samsung geeft details over Tizen 3.0 en nieuwe ronde smartwatch

Samsung heeft details uit de doeken gedaan van versie 2.4 en het daaropvolgende 3.0 van zijn eigen Tizen-OS. Het bedrijf introduceert onder andere ondersteuning voor Unity en verbeterde navigatie in versie 2.4; versie 3.0 krijgt 64bit-ondersteuning, verbeterde prestaties en betere beveiliging.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:42 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Max Verstappen vastgelegd door virtueel raceteam

Max Verstappen gaat deel uitmaken van Team Redline, een virtueel raceteam dat deelneemt aan de iRacing World Championships. Of Verstappen namens het team ook deel gaat nemen aan races is niet bekend. Verstappen was al snel tijdens virtuele testraces.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:09 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Synology Disk Station Manager 5.2 build 5592.2

Synology heeft een update van versie 5.2 van Disk Station Manager uitgebracht. Synology DSM is de beheersoftware die op diverse nas-producten van het bedrijf draait. De Disk, Cube en Rack Stations bieden meer dan alleen extra opslagruimte. Zo kunnen ook back-ups van alle clients op het netwerk worden gemaakt en kunnen bestanden via http, ftp, bittorrent, usenet en emule worden gedownload, zodat bijvoorbeeld energiegulzige pc's 's nachts uit kunnen, terwijl de download gewoon binnenkomt. Verder kunnen via de ingebouwde iTunes-server audio- en videobestanden over het netwerk worden gestreamd, kan met behulp van php en MySQL een dynamische website worden gehost en kan het apparaat als printserver fungeren.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:03 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

AMD Catalyst 15.7.1

AMD heeft nieuwe stabiele Catalyst-drivers uitgebracht. De drivers zijn geschikt voor Windows Vista en hoger, met zoals gebruikelijk aparte downloads voor 32bit- en 64bit-omgevingen. De drivers zijn geschikt voor Radeon-modellen vanaf de HD 5000-serie. Voor oudere kaarten, zoals de HD 2000-, 3000- en 4000-series, die nu als legacy worden aangeduid, zijn de laatste drivers versie 13.9. In deze uitgave is uiteraard ondersteuning voor Windows 10 toegevoegd en kan er op de nieuwere modellen ook van Virtual Super Resolution en Frame Rate Target Control gebruik worden gemaakt. De complete release notes zijn hieronder te vinden.

Thu 2015-07-30.12:01 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Nvidia GeForce/Ion 353.62 WHQL

Nvidia heeft nieuwe stabiele GeForce/Ion-drivers uitgebracht. De drivers dragen versienummer 353.62 WHQL en zijn geschikt voor Windows Vista en hoger, met zoals gebruikelijk aparte downloads voor 32bit- en 64bit-omgevingen. De drivers kunnen worden gebruikt op alle kaarten van uit de GeForce 400-series en hoger. De nieuwe drivers zijn tegelijkertijd met Windows 10 uitgekomen en voegen dan ook officiele ondersteuning voor Microsofts nieuwe besturingssysteem toe.

Thu 2015-07-30.12:01 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

TeamViewer 10.0 build 45471

Er is een update voor TeamViewer versie 10.0 verschenen. Met dit programma kunnen andere computers via een veilige vpn-verbinding op afstand worden beheerd. TeamViewer is gratis voor niet-commercieel gebruik en wordt ontwikkeld voor Windows, Linux, OS X, iOS en Android. In versie 10 treffen we onder meer prestatieverbeteringen aan, is er ondersteuning voor 4k-resoluties en is er nu ook een BlackBerry-versie. In deze uitgave zijn verder nog de volgende veranderingen en verbeteringen aangebracht:

Thu 2015-07-30.12:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

De prestaties van Windows 10: snelheid, accuduur en DX12

Om te kijken welke invloed Windows 10 op een bestaande laptop of desktop heeft, hebben we drie systemen met Windows 8.1 van een upgrade voorzien. Zijn er verschillen in prestaties?

Thu 2015-07-30.12:00 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac 15.12.3

Microsoft heeft eerder deze maand Office 2016 voor Mac uitgebracht en inmiddels is de eerste update beschikbaar gekomen. Office 2016 voor Mac bevat naast Word, PowerPoint, Excel en Outlook ook het notitieprogramma OneNote. De update van het kantoorpakket voor OS X, die het versienummer naar 15.12.3 optilt, wordt in losse downloads per module aangeboden, die in grootte variëren van 305 tot 810MB. De update wordt overigens ook via de Microsoft AutoUpdate aangeboden en in dat geval kan de download kleiner zijn. Deze update bevat voornamelijk bugfixes.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:55 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Belgische privacywaakhond wil opt-out voor wifi-tracking

Ook in België mogen winkeliers niet zonder meer klanten met behulp van bluetooth volgen in winkels. Daarvoor waarschuwt de Privacycommissie. Klanten moeten worden geïnformeerd en moeten voor een opt-out-mogelijkheid kunnen kiezen.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:54 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

The Witcher krijgt papieren rpg

Ontwikkelaar CD Projekt Red kondigt een pen-and-paper-rpg aan die gebaseerd is op de wereld van hun eigen The Witcher-serie. De game wordt gemaakt door R.Talsorian Games en verschijnt halverwege 2016. De game gebruikt de Fuzion-regels.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:21 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Ontwikkelaar MechWarrior start Kickstarter voor nieuwe BattleTech-game

Videogame-ontwikkelaar Jordan Weisman en zijn studio Harebrained Schemes gaan in het najaar een Kickstartercampagne opzetten voor een turn-based strategygame. Het spel speelt zich af in het BattleTech-universum dat bekend is van de MechWarrior-games.

Thu 2015-07-30.10:39 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Internet]

Coolblue haalt track & trace-systeem offline na lek

De persoonlijke gegevens van klanten van webwinkel Coolblue waren door een lek in het systeem eenvoudig op te vragen. Het systeem is inmiddels offline gehaald. 

Thu 2015-07-30.13:34 | [NU - Internet]
[Schneier on Security]

The NSA, Metadata, and the Failure of Stopping 9/11

It's common wisdom that the NSA was unable to intercept phone calls from Khalid al-Mihdhar in San Diego to Bin Ladin in Yemen because of legal restrictions. This has been used to justify the NSA's massive phone metadata collection programs. James Bamford argues that there were no legal restrictions, and that the NSA screwed up.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:13 | [Schneier on Security]
[The Register]

Never mind falling revenues, BT watchers, look at the footy offering

Consumer monies up, mostly off the back of price-hiked telly packages

BT had a mixed quarter, buoyed up mainly by TV subscriptions - and it has taken its results announcement as an opportunity to shore up its broadband position.…

Thu 2015-07-30.13:39 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Contractors who used Employee Beneficiary Trusts are in HMRC's sights

Think you're alright because it was all over years ago? Nope

The British Government closed a window of opportunity for tax-efficient folk about a year ago that was beneficial to, and widely used by, contractors: the Employee Beneficiary Trust.…

Thu 2015-07-30.12:03 | [The Register]

13:33

[Slashdot]

Symantec: Hacking Group Black Vine Behind Anthem Breach

itwbennett writes: Symantec said in a report that the hacking group Black Vine, which has been active since 2012 and has gone after other businesses that deal with sensitive and critical data, including organizations in the aerospace, technology and finance industries, is behind the hack against Anthem. The Black Vine malware Mivast was used in the Anthem breach, according to Symantec.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:24 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Weer drie Turkse militairen omgekomen na aanval PKK

Militanten van de Koerdische partij PKK hebben donderdag drie soldaten gedood tijdens een aanval op een Turks militair konvooi in de provincie Sirnak.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:43 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Nokia ziet winst groeien tot 3,2 miljard euro in tweede kwartaal

Nokia is vergevorderd met de strategische evaluatie van zijn kaartendivisie HERE. Dat maakte de producent van netwerkapparatuur donderdag bekend bij de presentatie van de tweedekwartaalcijfers.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:27 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

This is TRUE science: Harvard boffins fire up sizzling BACON LASER

Pork experiment elicits baffled awe from fellow scientists

A team of Harvard scientists has paved the way for a deadly laser pig weapon by demonstrating that, with a little encouragement, pig fat cells can be made to lase.…

Thu 2015-07-30.13:19 | [The Register]

13:13

[The Register]

Wanted: beta testers for El Reg’s Android app

Let’s lose this ‘worst app in the world’ title

Dear Reg reader. Do you have an Android phone? Maybe you downloaded our Android App? Found it wanting - a lot? Help us make it better by joining our beta testers group. it is easy-peasy although you do need a G+ account.…

Thu 2015-07-30.12:58 | [The Register]

12:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Griekse premier Tsipras wil partijreferendum over beleid

De Griekse premier Alexis Tsipras heeft donderdag voorgesteld zondag tijdens een speciale bijeenkomst van zijn Coalitie van Radicaal Links (Syriza) een referendum te houden over zijn politiek. 

Thu 2015-07-30.13:01 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

IARPA: Come, quantum computing boffins. We've got cash for you

Funds for 'logical qubit' development, no less

Nay-sayers may nay-say, but America's Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) reckons research into quantum computing is advanced enough to warrant a five-year program to kick things along.…

Thu 2015-07-30.12:32 | [The Register]

12:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Bomaanslag Wormer volgens OM op verkeerde woonboot

Bij de dodelijke bomaanslag die half april werd gepleegd in Wormer heeft de mogelijke dader zich vergist in de woonboot. 

Thu 2015-07-30.11:15 | [NU - Algemeen]

12:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Rusland betreurt politiseren onderzoek MH17

Rusland betreurt het dat de partijen die woensdag bij de VN hebben geprobeerd een tribunaal van de grond te krijgen over het neerstorten vorig jaar van een Maleisische Boeing 777 er een politieke zaak van maken. 

Thu 2015-07-30.12:58 | [NU - Algemeen]

11:53

[The Register]

Beyond virty boxen and hyperconvergence: Regard the mighty data centres of the future

Riding that software-defined wave

SANs and filers are facing decline because of the sudden rise of hyper-converged systems and enterprises seeking IT silo simplification.…

Thu 2015-07-30.11:33 | [The Register]

11:33

[Slashdot]

Sharp Announces Sales of DC Powered Air Conditioner, Other Products To Follow

AmiMoJo writes: Sharp has announced that sales of DC powered air conditioners will begin by the end of the year. Most appliances use the standard AC electricity supply in homes, but as solar panels become more common switching to DC can save on conversion losses. Solar panels produce DC, which is then typically converted to AC before being fed into the house's wiring, and then converted back to DC again by appliances. Sharp has announced that it intends to produce a range of DC powered appliances for home use.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:30 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Maleisië vindt het nog te vroeg voor verband tussen wrakstuk en MH370

Het is nog te vroeg om te speculeren dat het wrakstuk dat aanspoelde op het eiland Réunion, van het Maleisische vliegtuig MH370 is dat anderhalf jaar geleden spoorloos verdween. 

Thu 2015-07-30.13:10 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Slachtoffer schietpartij Ramblas in Barcelona is gezochte Nederlander

Een man die dinsdag in het centrum van Barcelona bij een schietpartij ernstig gewond raakte, is een 26-jarige Nederlander die internationaal wordt gezocht.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:45 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Betaaldienst Samsung Pay komt naar Nederland

Samsung gaat samenwerken met Mastercard om zijn betaaldienst Samsung Pay in Nederland en de rest van Europa uit te rollen.

Thu 2015-07-30.11:26 | [NU - Internet]

11:13

[NU - Internet]

Sri Lanka eerste land met internet via wifiballonnen van Google

De Sri Lankaanse overheid heeft een overeenkomst met Google over Google Loon. Daarmee wordt Sri Lanka het eerste land dat compleet wordt voorzien van internet via Google's internetballonnen. 

Thu 2015-07-30.10:56 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

The Breakfast (Table) of Champions: Micro Machines

Desktop gaming in every sense of the phrase

Antique Code Show The last couple of months have seen the release of MotoGP and F1 2015. Just round the corner is the new Xbox exclusive Forza 6, so there are plenty of driving games around if you feel the need for speed.…

Thu 2015-07-30.11:02 | [The Register]

10:53

[LWN.net]

Mourning Nóirín Plunkett

Here are a couple sad notes from the Ada Initiative and the Apache Software Foundation on the abrupt passing of Nóirín Plunkett. "Throughout Nóirín's time at the Foundation she was an Apache httpd contributor, ASF board member, VP and ApacheCon organizer. Nóirín's passionate contributions and warm personality will be sorely missed. Many considered Nóirín a friend and viewed Nóirín's work to improving 'Women in Technology' as a great contribution to this cause."

Thu 2015-07-30.10:53 | [LWN.net]
[NU - Algemeen]

Vrouw onder invloed met acht kinderen weg op

De politie heeft in de nacht van woensdag op donderdag in Almere een dronken vrouw van de weg gehaald. 

Thu 2015-07-30.10:39 | [NU - Algemeen]

10:33

[Webwereld Feed]

Amerikanen bouwen aan supercomputer van 1000 petaflops

VS hoopt exascaletijdperk in te kunnen luiden.

Thu 2015-07-30.10:10 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Mensen googelen weer met Bing dankzij Windows 10

Microsoft verwacht boost op boost de komende maanden.

Thu 2015-07-30.09:34 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Webwereld Feed]

Amazon oppert drone zone voor vliegende postbode - UPDATE

Exclusieve hogesnelheidslijn door de lucht.

Wed 2015-07-29.15:13 | [Webwereld Feed]
[Planet PostgreSQL]

Hadi Moshayedi: cstore_fdw 1.3 released

Citus Data is excited to announce the release of cstore_fdw 1.3, which is available on GitHub at github.com/citusdata/cstore_fdw. cstore_fdw is an open source columnar store extension for PostgreSQL created by Citus Data which reduces the data storage footprint and disk I/O for PostgreSQL databases.

cstore_fdw Changes

The changes in this release include:

  • ALTER FOREIGN TABLE ADD/DROP COLUMN ... support. You can now add/drop columns on existing cstore tables. Default values on newly added columns are also supported with some restrictions.
  • Improved COPY FROM support. Column references in the COPY command is now supported. You can now specify list of columns to be copied from a file to a cstore table.
  • Query performance improvements. Table row count estimation works better which allows the query planner to better prepare query plans.
  • (BugFix) Whole row references. You can now use row references in function calls like SELECT to_json(*) FROM cstore_table.
  • (BugFix) Insert concurrency. Deadlock issue during concurrent insert is resolved.

For installation and update instructions, you can download the cstore_fdw Quick Start Guide from our website or you can view installation and update instructions on the cstore_fdw page on GitHub.

To learn more about what’s coming up for cstore_fdw, see our development roadmap.

Got questions?

If you have questions about cstore_fdw, please contact us using the cstore-users Google group.

If you discover an issue when using cstore_fdw, please submit it to cstore_fdw’s issue tracker on GitHub.

Further information about cstore_fdw is available on our website where you can also find information on ways to contact us with questions.

Read more...

Wed 2015-07-29.10:03 | [Planet PostgreSQL]
[http://tweakers.net/]

VS wil binnen tien jaar exascale-computers bouwen

De Amerikaanse regering heeft zich ten doel gesteld om binnen tien jaar exaflops-clusters te bouwen. Het doel is onderdeel van het National Strategic Computing Intiative, dat de VS een leidende rol moet geven op supercomputergebied.

Thu 2015-07-30.10:24 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Sony maakt meer winst dankzij camerasensors en PlayStation 4-games

Sony heeft in het afgelopen kwartaal veel meer geld verdiend dan een jaar eerder: maar liefst 39 procent meer. Dat was vooral te danken aan de gestegen levering van sensoren voor smartphone-camera's en spellen voor de PlayStation 4.

Thu 2015-07-30.10:01 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Gigabyte komt met Brix-minicomputer met Braswell-chip

Gigabyte komt op de markt met een model van zijn Brix-minicomputers die uitgerust is met een processor uit de nieuwe Braswell-lijn van Intel. De GB-BACE-3000 heeft een Intel Celeron N3000 aan boord en de kans bestaat dat de minicomputer fanloos zal zijn vanwege de tdp van 4 Watt.

Thu 2015-07-30.09:54 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Samsung kampt met dalende afzet smartphones en verlaagt prijzen Galaxy S6

Samsung gaat de prijzen van de Galaxy S6 'strategisch aanpassen' om de verkoop van zijn high-end toestel te stimuleren. Het concern leverde minder smartphones, door de dalende vraag naar goedkopere en oudere toestellen in het afgelopen kwartaal.

Thu 2015-07-30.09:17 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Oculus geeft meer details over virtualrealityfilm Henry

Oculus Story Studio, de animatiestudio van Oculus die zich richt op het maken van virtualrealityfilms, heeft meer details en een trailer van de animatiefilm Henry uit de doeken gedaan. Die video verschijnt begin 2016.

Thu 2015-07-30.09:14 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Nederlandse eBay-concurrent haalt 75 miljoen euro op

Investeerders hebben Catawiki, een Nederlandse veilingsite, 75 miljoen euro gegeven om verder uit te breiden. Het bedrijf haalde eerder al tien miljoen euro op. Het bedrijf wil zich in ieder geval op landen in Azië richten.

Thu 2015-07-30.08:21 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Algemeen]

'Verdachte verdwijning Lisa eerder veroordeeld voor ontucht'

Danny D., de man die is aangehouden in de vermissingszaak van de 13-jarige Lisa, wordt verdacht van ontuchtige handelingen met een minderjarige.

Thu 2015-07-30.13:43 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Rechtszaak Jos van Rey pas volgend jaar van start

De inhoudelijke rechtszaak tegen de van corruptie verdachte Roermondse politicus Jos van Rey en diens vriend en projectontwikkelaar Piet van Pol vindt pas in de eerste helft van volgend jaar plaats. 

Thu 2015-07-30.10:20 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Readership turns to Microsoft as one and asks 'what are you DOING?'

Mailbag “Clearly the first year of ‘free’ is really beta testing – what should a sensible IT manager do?” asks one Reg reader Down Under. I’ve heard this from a few of you and collected your thoughts.…

Thu 2015-07-30.10:29 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Bloke cuffed for blasting low-flying drone with shotgun

Sharpshooter exercises Second Amendment rights

A father of two young girls didn't take too kindly to a camera-equipped quadrocopter hovering over his family's home – so he blasted it out of the sky.…

Thu 2015-07-30.07:02 | [The Register]

10:13

[Slashdot]

Sun Tzu 2.0: The Future of Cyberwarfare

An anonymous reader writes: Cyberwar and its ramifications have been debated for some time and the issue has been wrought with controversy. Few would argue that cyber-attacks are not prevalent in cyberspace. However, does it amount to a type of warfare? Let's break this down by drawing parallels from a treatise by 6th century military general, Sun Tzu, who authored one of the most definitive handbooks on warfare, "The Art of War." His writings have been studied throughout the ages by professional militaries and can be used to not only answer the question of whether or not we are in a cyberwar, but how one can fight a cyber-battle.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Thu 2015-07-30.10:09 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

'Just do what the EU wants and no-one will get hurt' suggests Mountain View

Google has warned its AdSense and DoubleClick customers to sort out their cookie tracking policies before the European Commission gets pissy with them.…

Thu 2015-07-30.09:57 | [The Register]

09:33

[NU - Algemeen]

Myanmar laat duizenden gevangenen vrij

Myanmar heeft donderdag bekendgemaakt bijna zevenduizend gevangenen onder wie 210 buitenlanders vrij te laten. 

Thu 2015-07-30.11:24 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

SPUD – The IETF protocol Snowden loves but will never be used

Author Joe Hildebrand explains why a dead-end effort to reinvent networks isn't futile

It's not often that someone crafts a protocol expecting to destroy it, but that's what Cisco distinguished engineer Joe Hildebrand and a bunch of other Internet architecture boffins are doing right now.…

Thu 2015-07-30.09:27 | [The Register]

09:13

[Slashdot]

San Francisco's Public Works Agency Tests Paint That Repels Urine

monkeyzoo writes: San Francisco is testing an ultra-water-repellant paint on wallls in areas fraught with public urination problems. The paint is designed to repel the urine and soil the offender's pants. "It's supposed to, when people urinate, bounce back and hit them on the pants and get them wet. Hopefully that will discourage them. We will put a sign to give them a heads up," said Mohammad Nuru, director of the San Francisco public works. A Florida company named Ultra-Tech produces the super-hydrophobic oleophobic nano-coating that was also recently used with success on walls in Hamburg, Germany [video] to discourage public urination. Signs posted there warn, "Do not pee here! We pee back!"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Thu 2015-07-30.09:00 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Nederland scherpt reisadvies aan voor Turkije om mogelijke aanslagen

Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken heeft woensdag het reisadvies voor Turkije aangescherpt. Dat gebeurt naar aanleiding van een waarschuwing van de Turkse politie.

Wed 2015-07-29.19:15 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Don't want pranksters 'bricking' your Android? Just stop using the internet, duh – Google

Thanks for the top tip, now where's the patch for this bug?

Video Trend Micro peeps say they have discovered a security bug that miscreants can exploit to seemingly murder millions of Android smartphones.…

Thu 2015-07-30.09:02 | [The Register]

08:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Voorbereider aanslagen Mumbai geëxecuteerd

Een van de mannen die de dodelijke terreuraanslagen in Mumbai in 1993 voorbereid heeft, is donderdag ter dood gebracht. 

Thu 2015-07-30.09:17 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Algemeen]

Spoorvernieuwing bij Utrecht Centraal valt miljoenen duurder uit

De kosten van de renovatie van de treinrails rondom station Utrecht Centraal zullen circa 30 miljoen euro duurder uitvallen dan de geschatte 270 miljoen euro. Naast hogere kosten lopen de werkzaamheden ook bijna een jaar vertraging op. 

Thu 2015-07-30.11:03 | [NU - Algemeen]

08:33

[The Register]

Rackspace cooking up security-secret-sharing cloud cabal

Top-tier clouds invited into information-sharing club to speed defence deployment

Rackspace is leading an effort to create a new group of top-tier cloud companies that it hopes will share information about security in close to real time.…

Thu 2015-07-30.08:31 | [The Register]

08:13

[NU - Algemeen]

'Aangespoeld wrakstuk van type vliegtuig vlucht MH370'

Het bij Réunion aangespoelde deel van een vleugel van een vliegtuig, lijkt een onderdeel te zijn van een Boeing 777. Hetzelfde type vliegtuig als de verdwenen vlucht MH370 van Malaysia Airlines.

Thu 2015-07-30.10:32 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Octogenarian accused of performing sex act with a SHRUBBERY

Possible inspiration for character of Roger the Shrubber revealed

SFW An 81-year-old man from Stratford, Connecticut, has been charged with public indecency after performing a sex act with a shrubbery.…

Thu 2015-07-30.07:58 | [The Register]

07:53

[NU - Algemeen]

Belgische boeren blokkeren ook donderdag wegenx

Boeren in België gaan donderdag opnieuw wegen blokkeren uit protest tegen de lage prijs van hun producten als melk en varkensvlees. 

Thu 2015-07-30.07:42 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Boffins get the inside dope, craft white laser

If this works, your light bulbs will deliver hundreds of gigabits per second

Arizona State University researchers have crafted a white laser – a neat trick since “white” isn't a colour, but a mix of colours.…

Thu 2015-07-30.07:32 | [The Register]

07:13

[Fast Company]

Healing Injuries Could Be Better Thanks To This 3-D Printed Cast

Fiberglass casts may soon be relics of the past.

When Scott Summit tore a ligament in his arm he knew there was a better way to heal than spending six months trapped in a fiberglass cast from his biceps to his knuckles. The senior director of functional design at 3D Systems—a 3-D printing behemoth—and founder of Bespoke, a company that developed prosthetics and braces, Summit naturally turned to technology to find a better way.

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Wed 2015-07-29.21:00 | [Fast Company]

06:53

[Slashdot]

How Developers Can Fight Creeping Mediocrity

Nerval's Lobster writes: As the Slashdot community well knows, chasing features has never worked out for any software company. "Once management decides that's where the company is going to live, it's pretty simple to start counting down to the moment that company will eventually die," software engineer Zachary Forrest y Salazar writes in a new posting. But how does any developer overcome the management and deadlines that drive a lot of development straight into mediocrity, if not outright ruination? He suggests a damn-the-torpedoes approach: "It's taking the code into your own hands, building or applying tools to help you ship faster, and prototyping ideas," whether or not you really have the internal support. But given the management issues and bureaucracy confronting many companies, is this approach feasible?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Thu 2015-07-30.06:33 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Start learning parallel programming and make these supercomputers sing, Prez Obama orders

If you want exascale toys, you gotta make 'em dance

President Obama has signed an executive order that will pump US government money into American supercomputers just like before but in a more coherent fashion.…

Thu 2015-07-30.02:13 | [The Register]

06:33

[The Register]

Critical BIND bug scores PATCH YESTERDAY grading

Easy to hack universal remote BIND DoS hole leaves DNS open to attack

Gird your loins internet: Attackers now have the ability to disrupt large swathes of the web through a remote denial of service vulnerability found in the most widely used software for DNS servers.…

Thu 2015-07-30.06:29 | [The Register]

06:13

[The Register]

China announces petascale super for FAST radiotelescope

Big dish will need top-100-sized iron

China is planning another petaflop supercomputer, this time to support what will by next year become the world's largest radiotelescope.…

Thu 2015-07-30.06:00 | [The Register]

05:53

[NU - Internet]

Nederlandse veilingsite Catawiki haalt 75 miljoen euro op

De uit Nederland afkomstige veilingsite Catawiki heeft in totaal 75 miljoen euro opgehaald bij investeerders. 

Thu 2015-07-30.07:48 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Malvertising campaign hits 10 MEELLION users in 10 days

Screw creative, just use Angler.

Cyphort researcher Nick Bilogorskiy says 10 million users may have been infected in as many as 10 days, thanks to a deadly malvertising and exploit kit campaign.…

Wed 2015-07-29.07:25 | [The Register]

05:13

[The Register]

Cisco IOS-XE update time: Squash that DoS bug

Fixes how the daemon triggers error messages for packets it can't reassemble

Bad error message handling has opened up Cisco's IOS-XE versions prior to 3.13S to a remote denial-of-service (DoS) attack.…

Thu 2015-07-30.04:58 | [The Register]

04:13

[Slashdot]

Researchers Demonstrate the World's First White Lasers

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists and engineers at Arizona State University, in Tempe, have created the first lasers that can shine light over the full spectrum of visible colors. The device's inventors suggest the laser could find use in video displays, solid-state lighting, and a laser-based version of Wi-Fi. Although previous research has created red, blue, green and other lasers, each of these lasers usually only emitted one color of light. Creating a monolithic structure capable of emitting red, green, and blue all at once has proven difficult because it requires combining very different semiconductors. Growing such mismatched crystals right next to each other often results in fatal defects throughout each of these materials. But now scientists say they've overcome that problem. The heart of the new device is a sheet only nanometers thick made of a semiconducting alloy of zinc, cadmium, sulfur, and selenium. The sheet is divided into different segments. When excited with a pulse of light, the segments rich in cadmium and selenium gave off red light; those rich in cadmium and sulfur emitted green light; and those rich in zinc and sulfur glowed blue.

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Thu 2015-07-30.03:59 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Tired tablets don't tickle the imagination, so sales fall again

Market fragmenting as Apple and Samsung lose dominance, say new IDC numbers

Box-counter IDC's latest Quarterly tablet tracker has more bad news for fondleslab fans: sales are down and the market is fragmenting.…

Thu 2015-07-30.03:58 | [The Register]

03:33

[The Register]

NetApp sees IBM/Cisco VersaStack as 'huge' threat to FlexPod

Competitive intel docs leak to forums, reveal NetApp beaten by SolidFire for Cisco sale

NetApp has inadvertently leaked competitive intelligence documents to a community newsfeed, and the contents reveal it worries that IBM and Cisco's VersaStack will threaten its FlexPod business and that SolidFire has emerged as a threat.…

Thu 2015-07-30.03:29 | [The Register]

03:13

[LWN.net]

[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 30, 2015

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 30, 2015 is available.

Thu 2015-07-30.03:10 | [LWN.net]
[NU - Algemeen]

VS bezorgd over bouw Israëlische woningen in Palestijnse gebieden

Het Amerikaanse ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken maakt zich "ernstig zorgen" over de beslissing van Israël om honderden huizen te bouwen bij nederzettingen in Palestijnse gebieden. 

Thu 2015-07-30.08:35 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Git a load of this: GitHub now valued at $2 billion

Investors pump yet more millions of dollars into online source-code silo

GitHub has received a $250m infusion of venture-capital cash that values the code-sharing website at $2bn.…

Thu 2015-07-30.02:56 | [The Register]

02:53

[The Register]

Telcos given a breather to meet Oz metadata retention laws

AG Dept offers rollout extension

Australian telcos' complaints about the government's rushed data retention implementation schedule have borne fruit, with the Attorney General's Department offering a deadline extension.…

Thu 2015-07-30.02:50 | [The Register]

02:33

[Slashdot]

Research: Industrial Networks Are Vulnerable To Devastating Cyberattacks

Patrick O'Neill writes: New research into Industrial Ethernet Switches reveals a wide host of vulnerabilities that leave critical infrastructure facilities open to attackers. Many of the vulnerabilities reveal fundamental weaknesses: Widespread use of default passwords, hardcoded encryption keys, a lack of proper authentication for firmware updates, a lack of encrypted connections, and more. Combined with a lack of network monitoring, researchers say the situation showcases "a massive lack of security awareness in the industrial control systems community."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Thu 2015-07-30.02:25 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

US to rethink hacker tool export rules after mass freakout in security land

Second draft of Wassenaar to take public comments under advisory

Proposed changes to the US government's export controls on hacking tools will likely be scaled back following widespread criticism from the infosec community, a government spokesman has said.…

Thu 2015-07-30.02:27 | [The Register]

01:53

[Slashdot]

Beyond Safety: Is Robotic Surgery Sustainable?

Hallie Siegel writes: The release last week of the study on adverse events in robotic surgery led to much discussion on the safety and effectiveness of robotic surgical procedures. MIT Sloane's Matt Beane argues that while the hope is that this dialogue will mean safer and more effective robotic procedures in the future, the intense focus on safety and effectiveness has compromised training opportunities for new robotic surgeons, who require many hours of 'live' surgical practice time to develop their skills. Beane says that robotic surgery will likely continue to expand in proportion to other methods, given that it allows fewer surgeons to perform surgery with less trauma to the patient, but no matter how safe we make robotic surgical procedures, they will become a luxury available to a very few if we fail to address the sustainability of the practice.

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Thu 2015-07-30.01:42 | [Slashdot]

01:13

[Slashdot]

Obama's New Executive Order Says the US Must Build an Exascale Supercomputer

Jason Koebler writes: President Obama has signed an executive order authorizing a new supercomputing research initiative with the goal of creating the fastest supercomputers ever devised. The National Strategic Computing Initiative, or NSCI, will attempt to build the first ever exascale computer, 30 times faster than today's fastest supercomputer. Motherboard reports: "The initiative will primarily be a partnership between the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and National Science Foundation, which will be designing supercomputers primarily for use by NASA, the FBI, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Homeland Security, and NOAA. Each of those agencies will be allowed to provide input during the early stages of the development of these new computers."

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Thu 2015-07-30.01:00 | [Slashdot]

00:53

[Fast Company]

Facebook Rakes In $4 Billion, Thanks To Our Smartphone Addiction

The social network's 39% increase in revenue last quarter was largely driven by mobile.

Facebook held its second-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon, and mobile continues to be a huge focus for the social networking giant. For the first time, Facebook broke $4 billion in quarterly revenue. Of that, $3.8 billion came from advertising revenue specifically, with an ever-growing number of those ad impressions and clicks happening on our smartphones.

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Thu 2015-07-30.00:10 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Yelp Chairman Resigns, Stock Plummets 28%

The review site's earnings call revealed growing user numbers—along with its struggle to attract advertisers.

PayPal cofounder Max Levchin has resigned his post as chairman of Yelp's board after a disappointing second-quarter earnings call on Tuesday.

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Wed 2015-07-29.23:30 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Amazon's Dash Buttons Are Here, And You Can Buy Them For $5

Order a Tide Dash Button, and you'll never run out of detergent again.

It's official: Amazon's new Dash Buttons, which attach to household appliances so Prime members can buy refills with a single click, are now available for purchase.

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Wed 2015-07-29.22:45 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Google Translate Can Now Decipher Signs In 27 Languages

If you're traveling this summer, Google Translate may come in handy when you inevitably get lost.

Google Translate's real-time translation tool, first introduced in January, instantly transcribes a sign from a foreign language to your own when you point your phone camera at it—and now, the feature has expanded to cover 27 languages. Through the standalone Translate app, users can translate signs in tongues ranging from Catalan and Indonesian, to Slovak and Ukrainian.

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Wed 2015-07-29.22:10 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Yahoo Wants to Make Video Chats More Like Texting

It's up to us to decide if Livetext is thrilling or terrible.

It's easy to imagine how all of those video calls ended up in classic works of science fiction: In a future where communicating via live video is an option, their authors must have wondered, who would choose to write or use the phone?

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Wed 2015-07-29.22:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

For Windows, The Party Is Over

A new version of Windows once meant a star-studded extravaganza. But it's harder to drum up excitement for smaller, gradual updates.

"Start Me Up!" blared the commercial for Windows 95, the breakout version of the operating system that debuted almost exactly 20 years ago. The Rolling Stones anthem marked the introduction of the Start menu that Windows 8 killed and Windows 10 revives. But the marketing push behind Windows 95 reached far beyond a 30-second spot. Microsoft held a huge tent party at its campus and paid to light up the Empire State Building in the colors of the Windows logo. Windows went on sale at the stroke of midnight at computer retailers such as CompUSA and Egghead—many of which have aged even less well than that software.

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Wed 2015-07-29.21:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Bike Sonar Is Helping Police Catch Drivers Who Squeeze Cyclists

The three-foot rule used to be impossible to enforce. But now your bike can enforce it for you.

Florida handed out around 500 tickets last year to drivers who veered too close to cyclists when passing. But only eight drivers were actually found guilty.

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Wed 2015-07-29.14:57 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Cards Against Humanity's Latest Pack Is All About Design

The party game's latest booster teams 30 famous designers with George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can't Say On Television."

Have you ever wondered how famed Mac designer Susan Kare might go about designing a pair of pixel art tits, or how ornery ad legend Milton Glaser might handle a design brief that simply read "cocksucker?" Now you can find out, thanks to a new booster pack for the popular party game Cards Against Humanity, featuring original designs by Glaser, Kare, Debbie Milman, Paula Scher, Erik Spiekermann, and 25 more world famous designers.

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Wed 2015-07-29.14:00 | [Fast Company]
[LWN.net]

[$] Building a Tizen IVI test experience

[Tizen IVI test car]

In November of 2013, I decided to undertake a garage-hacking project and build an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) Linux box for my own car. Motivated hobbyists have done such things for years, of course. But, after having followed the development of various automotive Linux projects (such as GENIVI and Tizen IVI), I wanted to put them to the test, rather than simply stuff a Raspberry Pi into the glove compartment and run Rhythmbox on a tiny screen on the dashboard. Interesting developments were happening at automakers and software vendors, and they were worth exploring. It turned out to be a rather large project, so to cover it fully will take more than one installment. The first major milestone involves understanding the unique hardware, power, and boot requirements of an IVI unit (as well as finding a distribution that fits the bill).

Wed 2015-07-29.23:55 | [LWN.net]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Facebook heeft anderhalf miljard actieve gebruikers

Facebook heeft bij het bekendmaken van de kwartaalcijfers te kennen gegeven dat het ongeveer 1,5 miljard gebruikers heeft die maandelijks op de sociale-netwerksite inloggen. Daarvan zijn er bijna een miljard dagelijks actief. Op financieel gebied zag het bedrijf de omzet fors stijgen.

Wed 2015-07-29.22:41 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[NU - Algemeen]

Eerste blokkade van Belgische boeren op snelweg

Boeren in België hebben woensdagavond met tractoren de snelweg A8 (Lille-Brussel) in beide richtingen geblokkeerd bij de Waalse plaats Lessines. 

Thu 2015-07-30.01:27 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Facebook is raking in so much filthy lucre, it can't spend it fast enough

What's it aiming for with all that R&D dosh?

Facebook beat estimates on both revenue and earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015, but investors seemed taken aback by the social network's soaring spending.…

Thu 2015-07-30.00:36 | [The Register]

00:33

[Slashdot]

Nokia Announces OZO 360-Degree Camera For Filming Virtual Reality

New submitter Sepa Blackforesta writes: Nokia has unveiled Ozo, a next-generation camera for capturing audio and video in 360 degrees. It is built for professional content creators and the company hopes the camera will become the leading device for shooting virtual-reality experiences for Hollywood. A formal launch and price announcement is planned for the fall. A Nokia press release reads in part: "OZO captures stereoscopic 3D video through eight (8) synchronized global shutter sensors and spatial audio through eight (8) integrated microphones. Software built for OZO enables real-time 3D viewing, with an innovative playback solution that removes the need to pre-assemble a panoramic image - a time-consuming process with solutions currently in the marketplace. OZO's filmed content can be published for commercially available VR viewing hardware such as head mounted displays (HMDs), with immersive, full 360-degree imaging and spatially accurate original sound. OZO also integrates into existing professional workflows and works with third-party tools, dramatically simplifying content production at all stages."

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Thu 2015-07-30.00:17 | [Slashdot]

00:13

[Slashdot]

Replacing Silicon With Gallium Nitride In Chips Could Reduce Energy Use By 20%

Mickeycaskill writes: Cambridge Electronics Inc (CEI), formed of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), claim semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) could reduce the power consumption of data centers and consumer electronics by 20 percent by 2025. CEI has revealed a range of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that have just one tenth of the resistance of silicon, resulting in much higher energy efficiency. The company claims to have overcome previous barriers to adoption such as safety concerns and expense through new manufacturing techniques. "Basically, we are fabricating our advanced GaN transistors and circuits in conventional silicon foundries, at the cost of silicon. The cost is the same, but the performance of the new devices is 100 times better," Cambridge Electronics researcher Bin Lu said.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wed 2015-07-29.22:51 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Turnbull's transformers plan business access to YOUR GOV ID DATA

Digital Transformation Office moots federated digital identity model in alpha services guide

Australia's new Digital Transformation Office (DTO), the digital disruption brainchild of communications minister Malcolm Turnbull, has outlined plans for an ambitious new government-led digital identification plan that will meld government and business data on individuals to create a single digital ID.…

Wed 2015-07-29.22:43 | [The Register]

Wed 2015-07-29

23:53

[Slashdot]

Genetically Modified Rice Makes More Food, Less Greenhouse Gas

Applehu Akbar writes: A team of researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has engineered a barley gene into rice, producing a variety that yields 50% more grain while producing 90% less of the powerful greenhouse gas methane. The new rice pulls off this trick by putting more of its energy into top growth. In countries which depend on rice as a staple, this would add up to a really large amount of increased rice and foregone methane.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wed 2015-07-29.23:34 | [Slashdot]

23:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Ajax laat zege glippen tegen Rapid Wien in voorronde Champions League

Ajax heeft woensdag de overwinning laten glippen in het heenduel met Rapid Wien in de derde voorronde van de Champions League. De Amsterdammers verspeelden in Wenen een 2-0 voorsprong tegen tien Oostenrijkers: 2-2.

Thu 2015-07-30.08:09 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Twitter will delete jokes after a DMCA takedown – but NOT my photos, fumes angry snapper

Shutterbug sues social network

A photographer is suing Twitter, claiming it refused to remove unauthorized copies of her copyrighted snaps from its social network.…

Wed 2015-07-29.22:38 | [The Register]

22:53

[Slashdot]

Replacing Silicon With Gallium Nitrade In Chips Could Reduce Energy Use By 20%

Mickeycaskill writes: Cambridge Electronics Inc (CEI), formed of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), claim semiconductors made of gallium nitride (GaN) could reduce the power consumption of data centers and consumer electronics by 20 percent by 2025. CEI has revealed a range of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that have just one tenth of the resistance of silicon, resulting in much higher energy efficiency. The company claims to have overcome previous barriers to adoption such as safety concerns and expense through new manufacturing techniques. "Basically, we are fabricating our advanced GaN transistors and circuits in conventional silicon foundries, at the cost of silicon. The cost is the same, but the performance of the new devices is 100 times better," Cambridge Electronics researcher Bin Lu said.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wed 2015-07-29.22:51 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

Exploding 'laptop batt' IN SPAAACE! Speeding lithium spaffed by nova

One step closer to cracking riddle of light metal's origins

Pic For the first time, astronomers have detected lithium spread across space at high speed by an exploding star. The eggheads hope this discovery will solve one of the chemical riddles of the universe.…

Wed 2015-07-29.21:28 | [The Register]

22:33

[NU - Internet]

Mobiele advertenties steeds belangrijker voor Facebook

Advertenties op smartphones en tablets zijn bij Facebook goed voor 76 procent van de totale reclameinkomsten. Daarmee worden advertenties voor mobiele apparaten steeds belangrijker voor het sociale netwerk.

Wed 2015-07-29.22:42 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

So just WHO ARE the 15 per cent of Americans still not online?

Hint: Many of them look like this old fogey

Analysis According to the most recent survey of online usage by Americans, 15 per cent of adults are still not online.…

Wed 2015-07-29.22:17 | [The Register]

22:13

[Slashdot]

Microsoft Edge On Windows 10: the Browser That Will Finally Kill IE

An anonymous reader writes: Windows 10 launches today and with it comes a whole new browser, Microsoft Edge. You can still use Internet Explorer if you want, but it's not the default. IE turns 20 in less than a month, which is ancient in internet years, so it's not surprising that Microsoft is shoving it aside. Still, leaving behind IE and launching a new browser built from the ground up marks the end of an era for Microsoft. “Knowing that browsing is still one of the very top activities that people do on a PC, we knew there was an opportunity, and really an obligation, to push the web browsing experience and so that’s what we’ve done with Microsoft Edge," Drew DeBruyne, director of program management at Microsoft told VentureBeat.

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Wed 2015-07-29.22:08 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Tot twintig jaar cel voor terreurverdachten België

De rechter in België heeft een groep terreurverdachten veroordeeld tot celstraffen van tien maanden tot twintig jaar.

Wed 2015-07-29.23:40 | [NU - Algemeen]
[NU - Internet]

Rusland overweegt verbod op emoji voor homoseksualiteit

Rusland overweegt het verbod op emoji die homoseksualiteit uitbeelden, zoals emoji van twee vrouwen of twee mannen die verliefd zijn.

Wed 2015-07-29.21:57 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Oh look – Office Mobile apps to go with your shiny Windows 10

But you'll need an Office 365 subscription to edit with them

Now that Windows 10 has begun shipping to customers who reserved their free upgrades, Microsoft has also announced general availability of the touch-centric Office Mobile apps for the new OS.…

Wed 2015-07-29.21:59 | [The Register]

21:53

[Fast Company]

Today in Tabs: OMG Stop Lion

Seriously though is that poem, like, a hoax?

[Fast Company]

Reddit CEO: We're Developing Content Policy, Community Quarantines

CEO Steve Huffman says the service needs to "repair a number of longstanding issues that are causing all of us grief."

Reddit is working on major changes to its site, as a follow-up to the recent retooling of its content policy. In a short announcement published Wednesday morning, Reddit cofounder and CEO Steve Huffman said the company is streamlining the rules of its new content policy, "quarantining" communities it does not want to endorse, and developing an alternative to its practice of shadow banning—through which moderators currently censor offending users without their knowledge.

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Wed 2015-07-29.20:20 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Can You Rekindle Your Career Passion?

Because it's never too late.

Everyone feels uninspired from time to time. It's easy to let daily stresses get to you. If you want to rekindle that passion for your career, watch this video to find out how to handle stressful days, whether it's advisable to take on more work when you already have a lot on your plate, and if you should start looking for a new position when the going gets tough.

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Wed 2015-07-29.13:00 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

Google's Project Wing Swoops Into Drone Air Traffic Control Conversation

The key is communication, collaboration, and moving forward aggressively says Google's Project Wing lead Dave Vos.

Google has one strict mandate for its Project Wing program: No ostriches.

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Wed 2015-07-29.19:35 | [Fast Company]
[Fast Company]

From Sculptor To Product Designer: The Case For Unusual Career Paths

Bellabeat cofounder Urska Srsen on her journey from artist to entrepreneur.

Urska Srsen, the 25-year-old cofounder of Bellabeat, wanted to be a sculptor from the time she was mome. Not an artist, not a painter—specifically, a sculptor. At that age, she attended an art class in her native Slovenia, taught by a grande dame of the Ljubljana art world. "She was so impressive," recalls Srsen. "She just inspired me to be like her."

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Wed 2015-07-29.12:06 | [Fast Company]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Blizzard kondigt 6 augustus nieuwe uitbreiding World of Warcraft aan

Blizzard maakt bekend over een week een nieuwe uitbreiding voor World of Warcraft te onthullen. Het bedrijf gaat de nieuwe expansie tijdens een presentatie op de Gamescom in Keulen uit de doeken doen.

Wed 2015-07-29.20:47 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[http://tweakers.net/]

Samsung start massaproductie dunne 16-megapixelsensor

Samsung is de massaproductie begonnen van zijn S5K3P3-beeldsensor voor mobiele apparaten en derde partijen kunnen deze nu afnemen van het concern. Het gaat om een 16-megapixelsensor op basis van 1μm-pixels, wat de dikte sterk reduceert.

Wed 2015-07-29.18:48 | [http://tweakers.net/]
[Schneier on Security]

Fugitive Located by Spotify

The latest in identification by data:

Webber said a tipster had spotted recent activity from Nunn on the Spotify streaming service and alerted law enforcement. He scoured the Internet for other evidence of Nunn and Barr's movements, eventually filling out 12 search warrants for records at different technology companies. Those searches led him to an IP address that traced Nunn to Cabo San Lucas, Webber said.

Nunn, he said, had been avidly streaming television shows and children's programs on various online services, giving the sheriff's department a hint to the couple's location.

Wed 2015-07-29.20:43 | [Schneier on Security]
[The Register]

Be wary of that Russian. He might HAMMERTOSS a software nasty at you

Crew's nationality revealed by strict adherence to Moscow office hours

Security researchers have blown the lid on another Russian cyberspy crew, rated as the most sophisticated yet by security firm FireEye.…

Wed 2015-07-29.21:37 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Speaking in Tech: Google's snapped – it's gone native in the cloud

Podcast Meanwhile, HP ties its excessively casual developers down

Wed 2015-07-29.21:18 | [The Register]
[The Register]

Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

There will be tears – but it is worth upgrading

Review Take a deep breath. This is it, the big one: Microsoft has released Windows 10, which will make everything good again after Windows 8.…

Wed 2015-07-29.09:01 | [The Register]

21:33

[Slashdot]

Tools Coming To Def Con For Hacking RFID Access Doors

jfruh writes: Next month's Def Con security conference will feature, among other things, new tools that will help you hack into the RFID readers that secure doors in most office buildings. RFID cards have been built with more safeguards against cloning; these new tools will bypass that protection by simply hacking the readers themselves. ITWorld reports that Francis Brown, a partner at the computer security firm Bishop Fox, says: "...his aim is to make it easier for penetration testers to show how easy it is to clone employee badges, break into buildings and plant network backdoors—without needing an electrical engineering degree to decode the vagaries of near-field communication (NFC) and RFID systems."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wed 2015-07-29.21:26 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Rusland blokkeert MH17-tribunaal in Veiligheidsraad

Rusland heeft woensdagavond tijdens een stemming in de VN-Veiligheidsraad een veto uitgesproken over de oprichting van een tribunaal dat de daders van de MH17-ramp zou moeten berechten.

Wed 2015-07-29.23:35 | [NU - Algemeen]

20:53

[Slashdot]

What Federal Employees Really Need To Worry About After the Chinese Hack

HughPickens.com writes: Lisa Rein writes in the Washington Post that a new government review of what the Chinese hack of sensitive security clearance files of 21 million people means for national security is in — and some of the implications are quite grave. According to the Congressional Research Service, covert intelligence officers and their operations could be exposed and high-resolution fingerprints could be copied by criminals. Some suspect that the Chinese government may build a database of U.S. government employees that could help identify U.S. officials and their roles or that could help target individuals to gain access to additional systems or information. National security concerns include whether hackers could have obtained information that could help them identify clandestine and covert officers and operations (PDF). CRS says that if the fingerprints in the background investigation files are of high enough quality, "depending on whose hands the fingerprints come into, they could be used for criminal or counterintelligence purposes." Fingerprints also could be trafficked on the black market for profit — or used to blow the covers of spies and other covert and clandestine officers, the research service found. And if they're compromised, fingerprints can't be reissued like a new credit card, the report says, making "recovery from the breach more challenging for some." vivaoporto Also points out that these same hackers are believed to be responsible for hacking United Airlines.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wed 2015-07-29.20:43 | [Slashdot]
[The Register]

How to quietly slurp sensitive data wirelessly from an air-gapped PC

One little catch: you need to infect the computer first

Israeli academics have demonstrated how feature-phones can use GSM radio frequencies to wirelessly siphon data from infected "air-gapped" computers.…

Wed 2015-07-29.20:38 | [The Register]

20:33

[The Register]

Yelp whelps yelp 'Help!' Chairman ejects, shares plunge 30%, losses grow

We'll give these financial figures one star out of five

Yelp is in full crisis mode as the upstart's chairman is out – and its stock continues to free fall.…

Wed 2015-07-29.20:17 | [The Register]

20:13

[LWN.net]

Security updates for Wednesday

Arch Linux has updated bind (denial of service), pacman (man-in-the-middle attack), and qemu (multiple vulnerabilities).

CentOS has updated bind (C7; C5: denial of service) and bind97 (C5: denial of service).

Debian has updated bind9 (denial of service).

Debian-LTS has updated apache2 (denial of service) and bind9 (denial of service).

Fedora has updated elfutils (F21: unspecified vulnerabilities), haproxy (F22; F21: information leak), hplip (F22: man-in-the-middle attack), libidn (F22; F21: information disclosure), php (F21: multiple vulnerabilities), roundcubemail (F22; F21: multiple vulnerabilities), subversion (F21: multiple vulnerabilities), and wpa_supplicant (F22: denial of service).

Mageia has updated ansible (MG4,5: two vulnerabilities), freeradius (MG4,5: insufficient certificate verification), openssh (MG4,5: authentication limits bypass), python-django (MG4,5: multiple vulnerabilities), and springframework (MG5: denial of service).

Oracle has updated bind (OL7; OL5: denial of service) and bind97 (OL5: denial of service).

Red Hat has updated bind (RHEL6,7; RHEL5: denial of service), bind97 (RHEL5: denial of service), and qemu-kvm-rhev (RHOSP5,6: two vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated bind (SL5: denial of service) and bind97 (SL5: denial of service).

Slackware has updated bind (denial of service).

SUSE has updated bind (SLE12; SLE11SP3,4: denial of service).

Ubuntu has updated bind9 (15.04, 14.04, 12.04: denial of service) and qemu (15.04, 14.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

Wed 2015-07-29.20:09 | [LWN.net]
[Slashdot]

Interviews: Ask Richard Stallman a Question

RMS founded the GNU Project, the Free Software Foundation, and remains one of the most important and outspoken advocates for software freedom. He now spends much of his time fighting excessive extension of copyright laws, digital restrictions management, and software patents. RMS has agreed to answer your questions about GNU/Linux, how GNU relates to Linux the kernel, free software, why he disagrees with the idea of open source, and other issues of public concern. As usual, ask as many as you'd like, but please, one question per post.

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Wed 2015-07-29.20:00 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Wrakstuk van vliegtuig aangespoeld op Frans eiland Réunion

Op het strand van het Franse eiland Réunion is woensdag een wrakstuk van een vliegtuig aangespoeld. Het gaat om een deel van de vleugel.

Thu 2015-07-30.00:54 | [NU - Algemeen]
[The Register]

Top German data cop slaps down Facebook's real name policy

Unser Pech, unsere Regeln. Verstehen?

Johannes Caspar, Germany’s Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection, has told Facebook to allow users to use pseudonyms on the free content ad network.…

Wed 2015-07-29.19:56 | [The Register]

19:53

[NU - Internet]

Facebook test tags op profielpagina's

Facebook test momenteel tags op profielpagina's waarmee gebruikers in korte sleutelwoorden kunnen aangeven wie ze zijn. 

Thu 2015-07-30.09:20 | [NU - Internet]
[The Register]

Your voter-trolling autodialer is illegal: The cringey moment the FCC spanks a congresscritter

Lawmakers shocked to learn the rules apply to them too

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler caught the members of the US House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology off guard Tuesday when he told them that one of their favorite campaign tools is against the law to use.…

Wed 2015-07-29.19:29 | [The Register]

19:33

[Slashdot]

Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Caps Lock Key Still So Prominent On Keyboards?

Esther Schindler writes: The developers at .io are into tracking things, I guess. In any case, a few weeks back they decided to track team performance in terms of keyboard and mouse activity during the working day. They installed a simple Chrome plugin on every Macbook and collected some statistics. For instance, developers have fewer keypresses than editors and managers—around 4k every day. Managers type more than 23k characters per day. And so on. Some pretty neat statistics. But the piece that jumped out at me was this: "What's curious—the least popular keys are Capslock and Right Mouse Button. Somewhere around 0.1% of all keypresses together. It's time to make some changes to keyboards." I've been whining about this for years. Why is it that the least-used key on my keyboard is not just in a prominent position, but also bigger than most other keys? I can I invest in a real alternate keyboard with a different layout (my husband's a big fan of the Kinesis keyboards, initially to cope with carpal tunnel). But surely it's time to re-visit the standard key layout? What keys would you eliminate or re-arrange?

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Wed 2015-07-29.19:18 | [Slashdot]
[NU - Algemeen]

Extra Franse agenten voor bewaking naar Kanaaltunnel

De Franse minister van Binnenlandse Zaken Bernard Cazeneuve stuurt 120 extra agenten naar Calais om de Kanaaltunnel te bewaken.

Wed 2015-07-29.19:59 | [NU - Algemeen]

19:13

[NU - Algemeen]

Ban Ki-moon laat zich niet uit over wenselijkheid tribunaal MH17

Minister Bert Koenders van Buitenlandse Zaken heeft woensdagochtend (lokale tijd) in New York gesproken met secretaris-generaal Ban Ki-moon van de Verenigde Naties. "Gerechtigheid en aansprakelijkheid zijn de verantwoordelijkheid van iedereen", aldus Ban.

Wed 2015-07-29.23:53 | [NU - Algemeen]

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