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Should the NHL Consider Making a Change to 3-on-3 Overtime?

The shootout has been one of the more controversial topics of the NHL landscape since its creation following the 2004-05 lockout.<p>Deciding games in a team sport with an individual skills competition that uses a scenario that doesn't happen too often during the normal course of play was a horrible …

Ice Hockey

¿Qué queda del modelo económico de Augusto Pinochet?

<b>Inmediatamente después del golpe de Estado de 1973 que instaló a Augusto Pinochet en el poder en Chile, el general tenía en su escritorio las bases de un nuevo modelo económico.</b><p>El documento, conocido como "El ladrillo", lo escribieron empresarios y economistas chilenos seguidores de las ideas …

Daniel Alfredsson not ready to decide on future

It's possible that Daniel Alfredsson could have played his final game for the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.<p><b>More NHL Playoffs:</b> Scores | TV Schedule …

Ice Hockey

Microsoft’s new Xbox One is an Apple killer, in the living room

Microsoft today unveiled the Xbox One, the third generation of its popular gaming console and the first significant hardware upgrade since 2005. With it, Microsoft continues a quest to be king of the living room and remains, at least in this market, a more innovative and successful company than …

Living Rooms

The collapse of China’s photovoltaic industry will spark the next solar boom

The global solar industry may have hit the doldrums, but it could double again to a $155 billion business by 2018, according to Lux Research. The reason? As the Chinese manufacturers that supply most of the world’s solar panels struggle to avoid bankruptcy after expanding too fast, developers will …

Solar Power

In Argentina, there’s a gorgeous apartment for sale and it only costs 409 Bitcoins

At a bar several hours outside of downtown Buenos Aires, a group of 16 strangers gathered around a table to learn about a new way to circumvent Argentina’s inflation. Only this time it wasn’t another clandestine way to accumulate illegal US dollars; the group had traveled to the outskirts of …

Argentina

FBI seeks to fine tech companies failing to comply with real-time wiretaps

A new proposal from the government would require tech companies like Facebook or Google to allow law enforcement to place real-time wiretaps on a …

The Crumbling Case for Austerity Economics

The gods have a dark sense of humor, it would seem. Just as Mrs. Thatcher, the great hero of conservative economics is being laid to rest, the arguments for the austerity policies that she championed are crumbling before our eyes.<p>Back in 1979, Mrs. Thatcher resurrected the dogma of budget cutting …

The 2008 Financial Crisis Sparks Quiet Revolution In Legal Education

“Why did market participants go out of their way to create a huge political backlash,” Columbia Law School Professor Kathryn Judge asks her students, referring to Wall Street’s response to the Commodity Future Trading Commission’s (CFTC) attempt to regulate derivatives in 1998.<p>Few knew it at the …

Sources: IOC, NHL to discuss Sochi

The NHL has another Olympic meeting on tap for Friday as the parties involved try to continue to make progress.<p>Sources told ESPN.com on Wednesday …

Edmonton council votes in favour of proceeding with new Oilers arena

Even though the money is not all in place, Edmonton city council has given final approval to a deal that would see a new downtown arena built for the NHL's Edmonton Oilers.<p>Councillors voted 10-3 in favour of the master agreement with Oilers owner Darryl Katz.<p>The rink will cost $480 million but $107 …

The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Default

Facebook had its big coming-out party for mobile on Wednesday, and its Home launcher will soon start shipping exclusively on an HTC device. This is the social network’s first crack at being the default experience on any device. Until now, using Facebook has been a completely optional and background …

Why Google Should Rethink Its Approach to Sponsored Content

Native advertising is changing the economics of digital journalism, offering publishers an alternative to the ever-more-devalued display ad. And Google doesn’t want any part of it.<p>In recent weeks, the web giant has issued warnings to publishers to keep sponsored articles — the kind where the …

Raspberry Pi Microcomputers Are Powering A School Computing Lab In Rural Cameroon

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has already put more than a million Pis in the hands of makers, tinkerers, parents and kids in its first year on sale. Which is an impressive feat for a device that’s designed to get more people dabbling in electronics and thinking about how software works. The Pi …

Why Salary Shouldn’t Be The Biggest Factor In Career Choice

If you’re choosing between jobs, be mindful of whether or not you’re being predisposed by the salary. Because a bigger one won’t necessarily make you happier.<p>BBC writer Tom Stafford has a knack for connecting dots–we’ve unpacked his thoughts on intelligence before–and his new column about the …

Happiness

T-Mobile Gets Its ‘Un-carrier’ iPhone Assault Off To A Running Start With 579k New Users In Q1

T-Mobile USA is embarking on a new strategy to claw back market share from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint, and today the carrier released some numbers that should help it set off on the right foot: 579,000 new customers, bringing its total to 34 million, according to preliminary Q1 results. Deutsche …

From touch displays to the Surface: A brief history of touchscreen technology | Ars Technica

The beginnings of capacitive, resisitive, and multitouch screens.<p>It's hard to believe that just a few decades ago, touchscreen technology could only …

No new terms for T-Mobile-MetroPCS merger, Deutsche Telekom says

Deutsche Telekom, speaking to FierceWireless, denies a report that it's considering changing the terms of T-Mobile's proposed merger with MetroPCS.<p>Looks like there won't be any sweetened deal terms for the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger, as much as MetroPCS shareholders may wish.<p>Deutsche Telekom, …

Telecoms

Memory that never forgets: non-volatile DIMMs hit the market | Ars Technica

Memory manufacturers marry the tech behind SSDs with dynamic RAM to create NVDIMMs.<p>The server world still waits for DDR4, the next generation of …

Alleged botnet mastermind and his coders busted by Russian, Ukrainian security | Ars Technica

Ring responsible for Carberp botnet arrested; trojan lives on as crimeware for sale<p>Over a year after the arrest of eight of its members in Russia, …

Google Launches Drive App Data Folders, Lets Developers Safely Store Configuration Files And Other Data

If you’re a developer building web or mobile apps that use Google Drive for storing information, you’ve probably found that users really can’t be trusted not to delete or move that data. Once the user does that, the app experience won’t be so great and the data that the app needs to run isn’t there …

Mafia Allegedly Laundering Funds Through Green Energy Scheme

More than $1.6 billion in assets were stripped from an Italian green energy tycoon today due to alleged mafia money laundering ties. Police seized Vito Nicastri’s assets; in a statement, they said the 57-year-old wind power entrepreneur was engaged in tax fraud.<p>Nicastri is currently under house …

Corruption

Calling All Wes Cravens: Vimeo and Lionsgate Spawn a Spoof Horror Film Competition

This past spring’s Joss Whedon-penned <i>The Cabin in the Woods</i> was a twisty labyrinth of a horror movie. It didn’t just go for scares; it also neatly dissected the whole horror genre in a satirical way, without reducing it to <i>Scary Movie 4</i>-type reference-dropping. Now the studio behind the film is …

Mercedes-Benz Adds Twitter Control To Latest TV Campaign

Mercedes looks to create a “social moment” with a TV/Twitter tie-in.<p>Mercedes-Benz has used Twitter to enable viewers to select the ending of the car brand’s latest U.K. TV advertising campaign.<p>At the heart of the campaign is a series of three TV ads to promote the car brand’s new A-Class vehicle to …

No Sequester for Corporations

White House tours are canceled, air traffic controllers are facing furloughs and the Navy reversed an aircraft carrier deployment on two days’ notice.<p>But cheer up, because we’ve just established that the sequester is for the chumps like federal employees and would-be consumers of government …

Bitcoin Obliterates 'The State Theory Of Money'

Once you get past the childish title, the recent bitcoin piece from Karl Denninger raises some issues that warrant consideration from bitcoin economists. Denninger is an intelligent student of the capital markets and his essay deserves a serious reply.<p>The economic contribution of his essay is that …

Big Companies Are Throwing Off Cash Faster Than They Can Spend It

With Apple stock languishing, the vultures have been circling the company’s massive cash hoard. The iPhone maker isn’t the only company sitting on a massive war chest though, but it turns out that management inaction isn’t behind the growing cash piles.<p>According to FactSet, capital expenditures, …

Oilers acquire centre Jerred Smithson from Panthers

With Edmonton riding a four-game win streak that has them back in playoff contention, Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini went into Wednesday's trade deadline looking more to send the right message than to make any moves.<p>He did make one deal, however, obtaining veteran forward Jerred Smithson …

Canadian Hockey