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Chrome DRM bug makes it easy to download streaming video | Ars Technica

Netflix, Amazon could face increased piracy if Google doesn't fix the problem.<p>Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the Google …

Information Security

A Lot of Weird Stuff Has Been Happening in the Oceans

• Author: Sarah Zhang. Sarah Zhang Science<br>• Date of Publication: 05.30.16. 05.30.16<br>• Time of Publication: 12:00 pm. 12:00 pm<p>The oceans have been acting …

Snapchat reportedly bought 3D face-scanning app Seene

Snapchat has secretly acquired a phone-based 3D capture company called Seene, possibly for a future full of three-dimensional or augmented reality snaps, reports <i>TechCrunch.</i> According to an article published last week, Snapchat actually bought the company "a couple of months ago" for a relatively …

Augmented Reality

This network of deep-water observatories lets researchers learn about the ocean in real time

Watch a live, high-definition video from a hydrothermal vent<p>A network of deep-water ocean observatories led by the National Science Foundation is finally up and running. Anyone with an internet connection can now download data flowing in real time from high-tech equipment located on the sea floor, …

National Science Foundation

'The Witcher 3's' Business Model Is A Revolution

Video games aren’t cheap to make. And among video games, open world games are special: you’ve got to make more content than most people can feasibly experience, you’ve got to record giant amounts of dialogue, you’ve got to make assets for all of that, and you’ve got to make functional mechanics to …

The Witcher

StingRay phone trackers are being used in the UK

<i>Sky News</i> has found evidence that StingRays -- those fake cell towers American cops are so fond of -- are in active use in the UK. The news organization ran software made by a German security company to scour for StingRays currently being used London and found 20 instances within just three weeks. …

Source Code in TV and Films

Love your site & Youtube channel :)<p>This screenshot is taken from the video clip for Everybody Dies by the dutch metal band …

9 Anti-Patterns Every Programmer Should Be Aware Of

A healthy dose of self-criticism is fundamental to professional and personal growth. When it comes to programming, this sense of self-criticism …

Could electric biorocks save coral reefs?

In Indonesia, ecologists have created ‘biological rocks’ on the ocean floor using an ingeniously simple technology. Katie Silver investigates.<p>Just metres off the beach, beneath the clear water, is a giant motorbike, sitting atop a big steel structure in the shape of a speedbump. It is covered in …

Low Voltage

What every computer science major should know

Portfolio versus resume<p>Having emerged from engineering and mathematics, computer science programs take a resume-based approach to hiring off their …

Valve Takes Down Skyrim's Paid Mod Store After Mass Protests

It’s been quite a week for Valve and Bethesda, who caused an uproar by instantly dividing Skyrim’s modding community with the addition of paid store for mods. Today, after nothing short of an apocalyptic hellstorm of fan fury, they’ve announced they’re taking the store down.<p>The relatively short …

Profit

Nasdaq beats record high set in 2000 during dot-com boom

Overview Stock markets Share prices Currencies Commodities Gilts & Bonds UK Earnings<p>London | <b>Wall Street</b> | Asia<p><b>The tech-heavy Nasdaq index has closed at a record high, surpassing a level it last reached in 2000 at the height of the dot-com bubble.</b><p>The index gained 20.89 points to close at 5,056.06, …

Stock Markets

Microsoft Announces Avatar App for Windows 10

Windows 10 Preview users can check it out right now.<p>Microsoft has announced that an Avatars app is coming to Windows 10.<p>As its name suggests, the app …

Windows 10

Autodesk Joins Mattel to Launch a 3D Platform for Kids' Toys

The maker trend meets the toy box with another way to combine creative play and product customization.<p>Autodesk, the graphic art and design software company, today announced that it has entered into a pact with toymaker Mattel to augment its toy line with 3D design and printing tech.<p>The initiative …

Privacy

Create A Free Project Management System From Scratch

<i>Nicholas is a marketer & web designer based in Boston, MA with a specialty in high growth B2B startups. He is currently the Director of Marketing for Jebbit.</i><p>For marketers who wear multiple hats, keeping project information streamlined can become an overwhelming task. Managing content, sales …

Project Management

Press me! The buttons that lie to you

Does it help to push the buttons on pedestrian crossings, train doors and thermostats? Often the answer is “no”, as Chris Baraniuk discovers.<p>The tube pulls in to a busy station along the London Underground’s Central Line. It is early evening on a Thursday. A gaggle of commuters assembles inside and …

Psychology

Bitcoin Is The World's Most Dangerous Idea

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti</i><p>A symbol for ‘nothing’ doesn’t seem to mean very much, but the biography of the number ‘zero’ shows what a dangerous idea it has been since its very first …

Blockchain

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

The button: the fascinating social experiment driving Reddit crazy

The button began its life as an April Fools' joke, but nearly two weeks later the community surrounding the Reddit social experiment is still going strong. On Friday morning, the community reached a new milestone, as users started earning coveted yellow flair.<p>The previous sentence probably didn't …

Social Media

Programmer Competency Matrix

Note that the knowledge for each level is cumulative; being at<br>level <i>n</i> implies that you also know everything from the<br>levels lower than <i>n</i>.<p>Computer Science<p>…

An ex-Goldman executive is launching 'a FedEx for money'

Hank Uberoi, the CEO of Earthport, detailed to Bloomberg his company's cloud-based payments system which he believes will replace the current setup used to move money from country to country.<p>"We need to create a FedEx for money," Uberoi said.<p>Earthport has assembled a worldwide network that slings …

Transparency

Off Channel Islands, scientists explore coral — and our oceans' future

Five hundred feet beneath the ocean's surface, a robotic submarine is bumping into a grove of bone-white coral in the waters off the Channel Islands.<p>The robot — the size of two ovens placed back to back — has been sent to an underwater rocky ridge between Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands to collect …

Vanilla Sky Project 2015 Part 2

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

The antitrust ruling against Microsoft was the top of the dot-com boom. History could repeat itself with Google

The tech industry is in a boom right now. We know that every boom has its bust.<p>But the hard part is figuring out when the turn will happen.<p>You're probably familiar with this chart. It's the historical tech-heavy NASDAQ index from its inception to the present date:<p>See that quick rise and fall? That …

Stock Markets

Fifa 15 is not broken, insists Electronic Arts

As ardent fans continue to rail against Ultimate Team price ranges, the publisher says its motivation for change was players rather than pound signs<p>Fifa 15 publisher Electronic Arts has launched a stern defence of its decision to reconfigure the transfer market within the game’s popular Ultimate …

FIFA (Video Game)

Google Fiber is working on a game-changing way to measure TV ad views

Google will be rolling out a system that allows advertisers to see exactly how many views their TV ads are getting from Fiber users in Kansas City, one of the first places to get its blazing fast internet and TV service.<p>With the current status quo, advertisers rely on viewership numbers from …

Google Fiber

Google has dropped Yik Yak from its app store charts

Yik Yak lets users anonymously see and send messages from people geographically close to them. But like other anonymous apps, it has developed something of a reputation for nefarious activities: It has been banned by numerous US colleges because it can help facilitate cyberbullying. And Yik Yak has …

Apps