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WebTheatre/ Una webserie senza trama

Punto Informatico - 42 min 20 sec fa
di G. Niola - Un progetto ambizioso, presentato dalla blogger sua autrice come una serie di corti. Non c'e' continuita', ma c'e' uniformita'. Come nelle serie di suspense del secolo scorso






Il malware impazza, Apple interviene dove puo'

Punto Informatico - 43 min 20 sec fa
Cupertino risolve un bug potenzialmente molto pericoloso su Mac OS e i suoi gadget mobile, mentre gli utenti di terminali sbloccati devono affrontare il rischio di un nuovo malware ruba-dati






NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

Slashdot - 1 ora 20 sec fa
mknewman (557587) writes "For years, critics have been taking shots at NASA's plans to corral a near-Earth asteroid before moving on to Mars — and now NASA's chief has a message for those critics: 'Get over it, to be blunt.' NASA Administrator Charles Bolden defended the space agency's 20-year timeline for sending astronauts to the Red Planet on Tuesday, during the opening session of this year's Humans 2 Mars Summit at George Washington University in the nation's capital."

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Privacy, Erdogan denuncia la Turchia

Punto Informatico - 1 ora 3 min fa
La revoca dei blocchi imposti su Twitter rappresenta una violazione del diritto alla privacy del primo ministro e dei suoi familiari: Erdogan chiede un rimborso al paese che governa






WhatsApp a quota 500 milioni

Punto Informatico - 1 ora 3 min fa
L'acquisto di Zuckerberg si rivela azzeccato: in pochi mesi e' stato raggiunto il traguardo simbolico di mezzo miliardo di utenti. E la crescita continua






"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 3 ore 29 min fa
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

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"Going Up" At 45 Mph: Hitachi To Deliver World's Fastest Elevator

Slashdot - 3 ore 29 min fa
Zothecula (1870348) writes "Hitachi has announced that it's installing the world's fastest ultra-high-speed elevators in the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. Making up two out of a total of 95 elevators in the building, Hitachi says the new lifts use a range of technologies to produce record-breaking speeds of 1,200 m/min while still meeting the necessary standards of safety and comfort."

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Galileo Got Game: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About The Physics of Basketball

Wired - 3 ore 55 min fa
In a way, a game like basketball is a physics geek’s delight. It’s a playground where you can apply physics principles to try and get some added insight to the game. You’ve got the interplay of projectile motion and collisions, energy and momentum, and so on. To get you started, here’s a list of five neat pieces […]






Spider vision made clear

Wired - 5 ore 13 min fa
A new video lets you see inside a spider's head.






Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module

Slashdot - 5 ore 57 min fa
netbuzz (955038) writes "A band called netcat is generating buzz in software circles by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.) 'Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking "man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!" We got you covered,' the band says on its Facebook page. 'Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module.'"

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WhatsApp Is Well On Its Way To A Billion Users

Slashdot - 7 ore 13 min fa
redletterdave (2493036) writes "In just two months since Facebook dropped $19 billion to buy WhatsApp, the five-year-old mobile messaging app on Tuesday announced its its active user base has grown to more than half a billion people. This is not the first time that an app has seen a major pop in users after it was acquired by Facebook: When Facebook bought Instagram in April 2012, the service boasted some 30 million users. In one month after the deal, Instagram gained 20 million new users. By July, Instagram grew to 80 million active users. WhatsApp seems to be having a similar growth spurt, gaining roughly 25 million users each month since the Facebook deal was announced."

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NYPD's Twitter Campaign Backfires

Slashdot - 8 ore 2 min fa
An anonymous reader writes "A NYPD community outreach campaign designed to show images of citizens with cops turned ugly quickly when a deluge of images depicting police brutality came in. From the article: 'The responses soon turned ugly when Occupy Wall Street tweeted a photograph of cops battling protesters with the caption "changing hearts and minds one baton at a time." Other photos included an elderly man bloodied after being arrested for jaywalking.' Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says, 'I kind of welcome the attention,' of the #myNYPD project."

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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

Slashdot - 8 ore 48 min fa
Dega704 (1454673) writes in with news of the latest FCC plan which seems to put another dagger in the heart of net neutrality. "The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals. The proposed rules are a complete turnaround for the F.C.C. on the subject of so-called net neutrality, the principle that Internet users should have equal ability to see any content they choose, and that no content providers should be discriminated against in providing their offerings to consumers."

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Mobile Game Attempts To Diagnose Alzheimer's

Slashdot - 9 ore 15 min fa
the_newsbeagle writes "Currently, the best way to check if a person has a high likelihood of developing Alzheimer's is to perform a PET scan to measure the amount of amyloid plaque in his or her brain. That's an expensive procedure. But a startup called Akili Interactive says it has developed a mobile game that can identify likely Alzheimer's patients just by their gameplay and game results. The game is based on a neuroscience study which showed that multitasking is one of the first brain functions to take a hit in Alzheimer's patients. Therefore the game requires players to perform two tasks at the same time."

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Apple Sales Numbers Show iPad Fever Is Officially Cooling

Wired - 9 ore 22 min fa
For the first time, analysts, investors, and the public widely expected Apple to post a drop in iPad sales numbers during its second quarter earnings today. And the numbers didn't lie: The public is not gobbling up iPads like they used to.






OpenSSL: the New Face of Technology Monoculture

Slashdot - 9 ore 35 min fa
chicksdaddy writes: "In a now-famous 2003 essay, 'Cyberinsecurity: The Cost of Monopoly,' Dr. Dan Geer argued, persuasively, that Microsoft's operating system monopoly constituted a grave risk to the security of the United States and international security, as well. It was in the interest of the U.S. government and others to break Redmond's monopoly, or at least to lessen Microsoft's ability to 'lock in' customers and limit choice. The essay cost Geer his job at the security consulting firm AtStake, which then counted Microsoft as a major customer. These days Geer is the Chief Security Officer at In-Q-Tel, the CIA's venture capital arm. But he's no less vigilant of the dangers of software monocultures. In a post at the Lawfare blog, Geer is again warning about the dangers that come from an over-reliance on common platforms and code. His concern this time isn't proprietary software managed by Redmond, however, it's common, oft-reused hardware and software packages like the OpenSSL software at the heart (pun intended) of Heartbleed. 'The critical infrastructure's monoculture question was once centered on Microsoft Windows,' he writes. 'No more. The critical infrastructure's monoculture problem, and hence its exposure to common mode risk, is now small devices and the chips which run them.'"

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Pulp Hero Flash Gordon May Be Headed Back to the Big Screen

Wired - 9 ore 53 min fa
Fox has reportedly snagged the rights to pulp hero Flash Gordon. Adapting the character has been popular for decades, with varying results. Here's what it needs to succeed.






Feds Beg Supreme Court to Let Them Search Phones Without a Warrant

Wired - Mer, 23/04/2014 - 22:56
American law enforcement has long advocated for universal "kill switches" in cellphones to cut down on mobile device thefts. Now the Department of Justice argues that the same remote locking and data-wiping technology represents a threat to police investigations--one that means they should be free to search phones without a warrant.






Implant Injects DNA Into Ear, Improves Hearing

Slashdot - Mer, 23/04/2014 - 22:47
sciencehabit writes "Many people with profound hearing loss have been helped by devices called cochlear implants, but their hearing is still far from perfect. They often have trouble distinguishing different musical pitches, for example, or hearing a conversation in a noisy room. Now, researchers have found a clever way of using cochlear implants to deliver new genes into the ear — a therapy that, in guinea pigs, dramatically improves hearing (abstract)."

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The Witcher 3</em> and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

Slashdot - Mer, 23/04/2014 - 22:26
An anonymous reader writes "This article goes into the making of upcoming fantasy title The Witcher 3. The studio, CD Projekt Red, reveals that, unusually, it'll be releasing the game as a DRM-free download. 'We believe that DRM does more harm to legit gamers than good for the gaming industry, that's why the game will also be completely DRM-free,' says the game's level designer, Miles Tost. The game will build on the strengths of The Witcher 2 while attempting to broaden its scope. 'We want to combine the strong pull of closed-world RPGs story-wise, with a world where you can go anywhere and do anything you want.'"

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