Day: October 19, 2013

Hear this Stanford lecturer’s radical dream for making techno-utopias a reality

Balaji Srinivasan lays out his proposal for creating opt-in societies where government can’t meddle, much like the Google cofounder’s suggested Burning Man-esque island of experimentation…….

NFTables To Replace iptables In the Linux Kernel

An anonymous reader writes “NFTables is queued up for merging into the Linux 3.13 kernel. NFTables is a four-year-old project by the creators of Netfilter to write a new packet filtering / firewall engine for the Linux kernel to deprecate iptables (though it now offers an iptables compatibility layer too). NFTables promises to be more…

What this year’s must-have Xmas gadgets tell us about America

A walk along the exhibits at Pepcom’s Holiday Spectacular reveals that this holiday season is all about fighting robots, averting disease, and securing cars and guns…….

Young adults hardly ever walk, ‘because of technology’

A UK survey suggests that those aged 18-24 walk only when they absolutely, positively have to. Yes, 25 percent walk only a mere 5 minutes every day…….

Moto X takes Round 2 against iPhone 5S

The Moto X’s display proves that OLED technology has made big strides in the last year or so…….

SikaBoom Remote Buffer Overflow

SikiBoom suffers from a remote buffer overflow vulnerability…….

Windows RT 8.1 Update Pulled From Windows Store

UnknowingFool writes “After reports of update problems including bricking of some devices, Microsoft has pulled the 8.1 update for RT from their store while they investigate. ‘Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows…

Dell’s Venue Android and Windows 8.1 tablets, updated XPS 15 laptops now available

The Android-based Venue 7 starts at $149.99, while the Venue 8 Pro running Windows 8.1 is priced from $299.99…….

Google Sparking Interest To Quantum Mechanics With Minecraft

jones_supa writes “If you want to find the computer geniuses of tomorrow, you could do worse than to check out which kids are playing Minecraft. In a Google+ post, the Google Quantum A.I. Lab Team says that they’ve released a mod called qCraft to enable kids (and adults) to play around with blocks that exhibit…

US Should Cancel Plutonium Plant, Say Scientists

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes “Rachel Oswald reports that the Union of Concerned Scientists, an independent science advocacy organization, says that the United States should cancel plans to build a multi-billion dollar plutonium research facility in New Mexico and criticizes Obama administration plans for nuclear facilities and weapons. They argue that the plans to build…