August 1st @ 9:49 AM GMT (2 hr ago)
SlashDot jjslash writes to Techspot's interesting look back at the evolution of Intel CPUs since the original Core 2 Duo E6600 and Core 2 Quad processors were introduced. The test pits the eight-year-old CPUs against their successors in the Nehalem, Sandy Bridge and Haswell families, including today's Celeron and Pentium parts which fare comparably well. A great reference just days before Intel's new Skylake processor debuts. (Technology)
August 1st @ 8:03 AM GMT (3.7 hr ago)
CBS News Jaw-dropping time-lapse film displays the beauty hidden within the destructive power of nature (Technology)
August 1st @ 7:18 AM GMT (4.5 hr ago)
SlashDot AmiMoJo writes: JAXA, the Japanese space agency, has successfully tested its low sonic boom demonstration aircraft D-SEND#2. The unmanned aircraft is floated up to 30,000m by balloon and released, falling back to earth and breaking the sound barrier in the process. The sonic boom created is measured on the ground. The project aims to halve the noise created by sonic booms, paving the way for future supersonic aircraft. (Technology)
August 1st @ 6:27 AM GMT (5.3 hr ago)
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes: GasBuddy has been a popular iOS and Android app for the last 5 years used to find the cheapest place to get gas. According to the Google Play store, there are over 10 million installs (in additions to the installs from Apple and Amazon's appstores). Now that they have a large enough number of users, GasBuddy has updated their privacy policy to allow them to collect more information. Some highlights of the privacy policy changes include: only 10 days for new term... (Technology)
August 1st @ 6:27 AM GMT (5.3 hr ago)
SlashDot An anonymous reader writes: Korean users are among the most bandwidth-hungry smartphone users. During the MPTCP WG meeting at IETF'93, SungHoon Seo announced that KT had deployed since mid June a commercial service that allows smartphone users to reach 1 Gbps. This is not yet 5G, but the first large scale commercial deployment of Multipath TCP by a mobile operator to combine fast LTE and fast WiFi to reach up to 1 Gbps. This service is offered on the Samsung Galaxy S6 whose Linux kernel in... (Technology)
August 1st @ 3:44 AM GMT
Reuters The Japanese affiliate of Ernst & Young LLC has launched an in-house investigation into its audit of Toshiba Corp in the wake of the electronics maker's $1.2 billion accounting scandal, a person with knowledge of the matter said.<br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href='''' rel=''nofollow''><img src='' (Technology)
August 1st @ 2:15 AM GMT
Yahoo! NBC News this week obtained leaked slides from a February 2014 NSA presentation which highlight in specific detail the extent to which China has successfully hacked U.S. corporations and individuals. As indicated by the map above, each red dot represents a uniquesuccessful Chinese attempt to steal corporate and military secrets and data about Americas critical infrastructure, particularly the electrical power and telecommunications and internet backbone. All told, there were nearly 700 succ... (Technology)
August 1st @ 2:00 AM GMT
Yahoo! Stephen Powelson recently flew his Phantom 3 drone over Tesla's battery factory in Fremont, California and recorded the flight. Almost as soon as he posted the video to aTesla Motors Club forum, other commenters began warning Powelson of the legal trouble he might be in. Powelson quickly assured concerned posters that Tesla employees had no problem with the video. (Technology)
August 1st @ 1:55 AM GMT
Wall Street Journal As their earnings dwindle, some yellow cab drivers are joining the ranks of Uber drivers cruising around Manhattan waiting for the company’s app to send them to their next fare. (Technology)
August 1st @ 1:47 AM GMT
CBS News Black Hat, the annual hacking convention, is about to get underway (Technology)