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  • How Technology Caught the Austin Serial Bomber
    Wednesday police in Austin, Texas finally located the "serial bomber" believed to be responsible for six package bombs which killed two people over the last three weeks. "The operation was aided by different uses of technology, including surveillance…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 7:34pm -
  • A New Era For Linux's Low-level Graphics
    Slashdot reader mfilion writes: Over the past couple of years, Linux's low-level graphics infrastructure has undergone a quiet revolution. Since experimental core support for the atomic modesetting framework landed a couple of years ago, the DRM subs…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 7:04pm -
  • Oracle Releases Java 10, Promises Much Faster Release Schedule
    An anonymous reader quotes Application Development Trends:Oracle announced the general availability of Java SE 10 (JDK 10) this week. This release, which comes barely six months after the release of Java SE 9, is the first in the new rapid release c…
    - 3 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 6:34pm -
  • Tim Berners-Lee Urges Web Users: 'Care About Your Data'
    "As the web celebrated its 29th birthday last week, Berners-Lee expressed disappointment with how his invention has turned out," reports MarketWatch. "He criticized Facebook and other tech heavyweights last week, saying they have 'made it possible to…
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 5:34pm -
  • Can We Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria With Non-Antibiotic Drugs?
    Slashdot reader Bruce66423 shares what researchers learned by studying the effect of drugs on bacteria in the gut:The research reveals that it's not just antibiotics that have the effect of causing resistance to antibiotics. "Of the drugs in the stu…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 4:34pm -
  • William Shatner Criticizes Facebook Hoax Ad Announcing His Death
    "William Shatner is alive and well -- in fact, he turned 87 on Thursday, so the actor was not pleased when he saw an ad on Facebook sharing a story about his alleged death," writes the Hollywood Reporter. An anonymous reader quotes People:"@William…
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:34pm -
  • Dropbox IPOs. Its Founders Are Now Billionaires
    Yesterday Dropbox finally launched its stock on NASDAQ. Reuters reports:Dropbox Inc's shares closed at $28.42, up more than 35 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, as investors rushed to buy into the biggest technology initial public off…
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 2:34pm -
  • Uber's Self-Driving Cars Were Struggling Before Arizona Crash
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Uber's robotic vehicle project was not living up to expectations months before a self-driving car operated by the company struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. The cars were having trou…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 1:00pm -
  • British Scientists Develop Wearable MRI Scanner
    British scientists have invented a new type of brain scanner that patients can wear on their head allowing them to move while being tested. "Neuroscientists will be able to envisage a whole new world of experiments where we try to work out what a bra…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 10:00am -
  • One Startup is Using Phone Calls and Other Inexpensive Means To Save TB Patients
    Tuberculosis (TB) is one of most common causes of death globally. In 2016 alone, more than 10.4 million people fell sick to TB and 1.7 million TB-related deaths were reported. The WHO says India, in particular, and developing markets, in general, lea…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 8:00am -
  • Britain's Plan To Build a 2,000 Foot Aircraft Carrier Almost Entirely From Ice
    dryriver writes from a report via the BBC: In World War 2, Britain was losing the Battle of the Atlantic, with German U-boats sinking ship after ship. Enter Project Habakkuk, the incredible plan to build an aircraft carrier from ice. The British gove…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 7:00am -
  • New York Councilman Proposes Bill That Would Grant NYC Workers 'Right To Disconnect'
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: New York City councilman Rafael Espinal released a "Right to Disconnect" bill on Thursday, advocating for the rights of employees to stop answering work-related emails and other digital messages,…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:30am -


    The Joy of Tech

    • So long, and thanks for all the tofu!
      Thanks for joining us here on Tapastic these past few months. We are no longer publishing here, so please visit us at our main website:
      - 30 Dec 13, 5:55pm -
    • It's the thought that counts.
      We hope you have a very, merry Christmas!
      - 24 Dec 13, 11:47pm -
    • The real reasons Google is getting into robots
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      - 16 Dec 13, 4:17am -
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      - 9 Dec 13, 2:53am -
    • What are friends for?
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    • Muzzling YouTube
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    • Facebook and Cambridge Analytica hit with first state lawsuit
      Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are already dealing with numerous private lawsuits over non-consensual data sharing, but they now have to grapple with a state-level lawsuit. Illinois' Cook County has filed a lawsuit against both companies accusing t…
      - 4 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 5:02pm -
    • Ask Engadget: What's the best way to clean my touchscreen?
      The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…
      - 6 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:30pm -
    • Huawei MateBook X Pro review: A polished yet quirky laptop
      Laptops are exercises in compromise, with companies sacrificing what they deem to be unnecessary features on the twin altars of portability and longevity. The decisions on what to keep and what to ditch will ultimately be how the hardware is judged i…
      - 7 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 2:00pm -
    • The Morning After: Weekend Edition
      Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.Welcome to the weekend! While the folks at Facebook are probably ready for a break, we're highlighting all of the gaming news from GDC 2018 and preparing for next week's Apple event.
      - 9 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 12:05pm -
    • A live-action 'Street Fighter' TV show is in development
      According to Deadline, Street Fighter fans should keep an eye out for a new TV series currently in development from Entertainment One. The producers of the new show were previously involved with the web series Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist, and now…
      - 12 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 8:47am -
    • Yet another security vulnerability afflicts India’s citizen database
      India's Aadhaar database is a national system that contains personal data and biometric information on over 1.1 billion Indian citizens. While joining is technically voluntary (for now, at least), enrollment has become necessary for things like openi…
      - 17 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 3:53am -
    • Spielberg doesn’t think Netflix should win Oscars
      In an interview, Steven Spielberg stated that content on Netflix should be considered television...and ineligible for Oscars. "Once you commit to a television format, you're a TV movie," he said on while chatting to ITV News during a tour promoting h…
      - 19 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 2:34am -
    • Proposed law would insist on work-life balance for New Yorkers
      With all of us connected to our phones day and night, it's pretty easy to respond to work requests after official office hours are over. European countries like France have passed laws allowing employees to ignore employers after hours, giving citize…
      - 20 hours ago, 24 Mar 18, 1:19am -