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  • Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government
    By on August 31, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments


    schwit1 sends this excerpt from a report about Microsoft: Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas-held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that (more…)



  • Glover and Stanning relieved to win
    By on August 30, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Helen Glover and Heather Stanning describe winning their first World Championship gold medal together as a “relief”.

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  • Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games
    By on August 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    jones_supa (887896) writes Streaming game services always bump up against a hard latency limit based on the total round-trip time it takes to send user input to a remote server and receive a frame of game data from that server. To alleviate the situation, Microsoft Research has been developing a system called DeLorean (whitepaper) using predictive modeling to improve the experienced responsiveness of a game. By analyzing previous inputs in a Markov (more…)

  • Sharapova and Djokovic ease through
    By on August 25, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic sweep into the second round at the US Open with straight-sets wins.

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  • ‘Wales hope to spoil England’s World Cup plan’
    By on August 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manager Jarmo Matikainen on changing women’s football in Wales, ahead of Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against England.

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  • How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist.
    By on August 20, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes Scientific reports have increasingly linked the bacteria in your gut to health and maladies, often making wild-sounding claims. Did you hear about the mice who were given fecal transplants from skinny humans and totally got skinny! Well, some of the more gut-busting results might not be as solid as they seem. Epidemiologist Bill Hanage offers five critical questions to ask when confronted by the latest microbiome research.

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  • Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board
    By on August 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    DeviceGuru (1136715) writes “A non-profit company is developing an open source 64-bit system-on-chip that will enable fully open hardware, ‘from the CPU core to the development board.’ The ‘lowRISC’ SoC is the brainchild of a team of hardware and software hackers from the University of Cambridge, with the stated goal of implementing a ‘fully open computing eco-system, including the instruction set architecture (ISA), processor silicon, and development (more…)

  • VIDEO: Champion disqualified for shirt strip
    By on August 15, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    French steeplechaser Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad has been disqualified and stripped of gold at the European Championships for removing his shirt during the race.

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  • Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut
    By on August 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ars Technica reports that “J. Michael Straczynski will shortly begin work on a rebooted big-screen version of his 1990s sci-fi TV series [ Babylon 5].” From the article: According to JMS’s latest announcement, the new script will be targeted at a 2016 theatrical release and will be a reboot of the series rather than a continuation. This is necessary for both dramatic and practical purposes—the series was in regular production from 1994-1998, (more…)

  • Venues empty as Athens anniversary nears
    By on August 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    Ten years on from the 2004 Athens Olympics, there is little sign of a lasting legacy in the Greek capital.

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