A Field Guide to the Internet Infrastructure That Hides in Plain Sight

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:00pm

Ingrid Burrington introduces us to this physical face of modern telecommunications in Networks of New York: An Internet Infrastructure Field Guide.

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NASA Upgrades Giant Rocket-Carrying Vehicle

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:00pm

For five decades a 6.3-million pound behemoth of a machine, like a baseball diamond perched atop tank treads, has moved NASA rockets from their hangars to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. Now the two Crawler-Transporters, stalwart workhorses of the American space program, is getting its first major upgrade. Maxing out at just a mile […]

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Xiaomi’s Great New Phone Is a Lot Like an iPhone. Apple Should Take Note

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:00pm

Xiaomi's Mi Note doesn't really feel that different from an iPhone. And at half the price, that similarity makes all the difference.

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The Tiny Gadget That Plugs Into Your House and Monitors Power Use

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:00pm

Neur.io is the latest company to help renters -- or anyone else -- turn their home into a smart home without retrofitting.

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Fans Resurrect a Long-Lost Sonic the Hedgehog Game

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30am

Nearly two decades after it was canceled, we can finally play the lost Sonic the Hedgehog game. (After a fashion.)

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There Aren’t Many Women in Magic, But Those Who Are Kick Ass

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30am

Quick: Name a female magician. Just one, dead or alive. Go! You probably can’t. And it’s not your fault; there aren’t many of ‘em. For a while, if people thought a woman had magic powers, they called her a “witch” and killed her. Once people figured out magic isn’t real, illusionists started dressing women in […]

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Tonight’s Adventure Time Is Modeled After Soap Operas, and It’s Glorious

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:06am

“The Diary” takes on all the conventions that make soap operas an integral part of the TV landscape---and Adventure Time blows our minds all over again.

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A Killer Light Show, Set Inside a Church

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:45am

And it's actually a tribute to a forgotten visionary from the 1950s.

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Meet the Eccentric Riders of Shanghai’s Motorcycle Sidecar Subculture

Wired News - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:45am

Of the nearly 24 million people in Shanghai, just 250 of them have motorcycle sidecars. The government won’t license any more, a decision that has created an unusually small niche of avid riders. French photographer Aurélien Chauvaud documents these quirky aficionados and their eclectic rides in his meticulously composed series Shanghai Sidecar Riders. Chauvaud took his first […]

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Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 10:29am
jones_supa writes A lot of people got upset about the flat looks of Modern UI presented in Windows 8. Recent builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview have now started replacing the shell icons, and to some people they are just too much to bear. Basically, Microsoft opted to change the icons in search of a fresh and modern look, but there are plenty of people out there who claim that all these new icons are actually very ugly and the company would better stick to the previous design. To find out what people think about these icons, Softpedia asked its readers to tell their opinion and the messages received in the last couple of days pretty much speak for themselves. There are only few testers who think that these icons look good, but the majority wants Microsoft to change them before the final version of the operating system comes out.

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The Believers: Behind the Rise of Neural Nets

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 8:59am
An anonymous reader writes Deep learning is dominating the news these days, but it's quite possible the field could have died if not for a mysterious call that Geoff Hinton, now at Google, got one night in the 1980s: "You don't know me, but I know you," the mystery man said. "I work for the System Development Corporation. We want to fund long-range speculative research. We're particularly interested in research that either won't work or, if it does work, won't work for a long time. And I've been reading some of your papers." The Chronicle of Higher Ed has a readable profile of the minds behind neural nets, from Rosenblatt to Hassabis, told primarily through Hinton's career.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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Uber Offers Free Rides To Koreans, Hopes They Won't Report Illegal Drivers

Slashdot - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 7:59am
itwbennett writes Uber Technologies is offering free rides on its uberX ride-sharing service in the South Korean capital of Seoul, after city authorities intensified their crackdown on illegal drivers by offering a reward to residents who report Uber drivers to police. South Korean law prohibits unregistered drivers from soliciting passengers using private or rented vehicles and carries a penalty of up to two years in prison or fines of up to 20 million won.

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