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The 11GH/S HexFury Will Is The Latest In Low-Power ASIC Bitcoin Miners | TechCrunch

If you’re a bitcoin nerd, you’ll know that finding cheap, low-power mining hardware is pretty hard to do. USB “thumb drive” miners are traditionally woefully underpowered – the little mining rig under my desk right now is running three three BlockErupters and I’m essentially paying for the pleasure of mining bitcoin – but this 11GH/s unit seems to have what it takes to at least make a dent in the blockchain.

'Stiq Tips: The Elder Scrolls Online Starter Guide

Elder Scrolls Online is a very traditional MMO, so those of you out there who don't play them regularly may have some trouble acclimating initially. But like most games, if you persevere and understand the fundamentals, everything will come in time. Before you even create a character, you should probably understand the basics of the game and how classes work. Though other MMOs rely heavily on the "holy trinity" of tank, damage-dealer, and healer, in ESO, every class is designed to have some competence in anything you want. It's a bit of a different spin on the traditional class system that most MMO players are used to. At first, you can select between four classes -- Dragon Knight, Sorcerer, Nightblade, and Templar. As a general rule, these classes are similar to those in other games respectively -- warrior, mage, thief, and priest. But again, ESO doesn't prescribe to the typical setup, so all four classes can tank, heal, or do damage. The reason this is possible is due to the dynamic weapon and armor experience system, as well as guild and faction skill trees that unlock new adaptive abilities.


"Linux kernel developers are currently evaluating the possibility of using QR codes to display kernel oops/panic messages . Right now a lot of text is dumped to the screen when a kernel oops occurs, most of which isn't easily archivable by normal Linux end-users. With QR codes as Linux oops messages, a smart-phone could capture the display and either report the error string or redirect them to an error page on The idea of using QR codes within the Linux kernel is still being discussed by upstream developers ."

Mozilla's Brendan Eich: Persecutor Or Persecuted?

The ousting of Brendan Eich as CEO of Mozilla seems to be a first in the history of American corporations. After just two weeks in the top job, Eich stepped down as chief of the company that makes the popular Firefox web browser. Though CEOs have taken heat for their positions on controversial issues—Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein has said the investment bank lost at least one major client because he holds the opposite view from Eich, in favor of gay marriage—none have ever resigned their posts as a result of public protest over a private political stance.

Surprise: Tobacco could eventually lead to new cancer treatment

When tobacco and cancer are used in the same sentence, the word "cause" usually goes in between. That's why a new research from La Trobe University in Australia could confuse some folks -- after all, the researchers discovered that tobacco could potentially be used for cancer treatment . Before you pick up that box of Marlboros, know that it's actually a flowering tobacco plant named Nicotania alata, which isn't even the same species used to make cigarettes, that has magical, cancer-beating properties. After a series of tests, the scientists have determined that NaD1 (a protein found in its pink and white flowers) can not only fight off plant fungi, but also kill cancer cells.

Amazon Teases Home Barcode Scanner For Ordering Groceries - Digits - WSJ on Friday announced plans to offer a handheld device to more easily order groceries and other household goods from home.

Taking Pictures with a DRAM Chip

CCD is better in this respect because it can read the entire sensor at one go very rapidly. The CCD works like a bucket chain where you input a clock signal to a line of pixels and the data comes pouring out from the side of the chip because it was originally designed to directly output analog television signals. Reading the entire image at once would require many parallel extremely fast ADCs, so you dump the signal onto an identical CCD chip that is not exposed to light, and then read it however fast or slow you want.

Review: Apple's recent iWork improvements

iWork is now a credible cross-platform productivity suite that meets the needs of most users while being increasingly compatible with Microsoft Office and better (and more secure) to use than Google Docs. At the price (free) you'd be foolish not to install iWork on all your Apple devices. For many, iWork is the only productivity solution you'll ever need, while for more serious users, iWork is becoming the perfect Office companion for productivity in a multi-platform, multi-device world.

I, Cortana: How Microsoft's Answer to Siri Was Born

The chitchat statistic helped guide Microsoft's overall approach to building Cortana: Creating a service — perhaps the better word is "entity" — that really gets to know its user, so it doesn't just react to requests. Once she gets to know you, Cortana can anticipate what you'll ask, and serve up information before you even do so.

4 reasons Microsoft is a new company

Computerworld - Today's Microsoft is a new company. While it's true that many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, it's still clear that this isn't the same old company: It's barbecuing sacred cows and embracing smart new directions.

Ts'o and Linus And The Impotent Rage Against systemd

Linus knows who he’s opposing when he opposes something they’re doing, and that’s why they have the audacity to treat Linus and others the way they do. What he needs to start doing is framing his opposition in those terms explicitly, instead of allowing these government/corporate forces to operate undisclosed and unchallenged in the shadows, operating through people like Sievers and Poettering. Start telling the truth about how Linux is engineered and why (and that goes for everyone). Surely he can see it, he’s just unwilling to speak about it, probably partly because of his own ego – he doesn’t want to admit that he’s lost control of Linux and that it’s owned. And partly because anyone who speaks of such things knows they will become the target of ridicule and orchestrated attacks. I doubt a person in his position can do it – too much to lose and on some level he knows that. So he just does a small part that he feels he can, trying to keep them out of the kernel proper, and becoming very frustrated in the process. But as I said his efforts are ultimately useless – too little, too late.

CRM and Cloud Computing To Grow Your Business -

Customer relationship management (CRM) is all about managing the relationships you have with your customers. CRM combines business processes, people, and technology to achieve this single goal: getting and keeping customers. It's an overall strategy to help you learn more about their behavior so you can develop stronger, lasting relationships that will benefit both of you. It’s very hard to run a successful business without a strong focus on CRM, as well as adding elements of social media and making the transition to a social enterprise to connect with customers in new ways.

Fortune ranks the World's 50 Greatest Leaders

In an era that feels starved for leadership, we've found men and women who will inspire you -- some famous, others little known, all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.

Google chooses you to become a Pokémon Master on April Fools'

Google's known for its weird and wonderful April Fools' jokes , but this year's edition might be the best we've seen. Because it's already April 1st in Australia and Japan, Google has introduced its "latest" build of Google Maps, laying down a "Pokémon Challenge" that requires you, a budding Pokémon Master, to discover and capture all of manner of creatures to fill up your Pokédex, simply by navigating to different places on Google Maps. To start playing, make sure you have the latest version of Google Maps for iPhone or Android, hit the search bar and select "Press start." You'll have to be quick though, you've got until 2am PT on April 2nd to catch 'em all.

Samsung Smartphone's Anti-Theft Feature Falls Short Of Demands

Samsung announced Friday that its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, will include new anti-theft technology, but the feature fell short of what law enforcement officials have demanded in their effort to reduce the growing number of smartphone thefts.

Optical illusions show how we see

Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there.

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Big Data

For playing global data evangelist by sharing its problem-solving power with cities, businesses, and universities. IBM raked in more revenue from big data–related products and services—a total of $1.3. billion—than any other company in 2012, and it’s not simply because Big Blue excels at data storage and analytics. In the (still) early days of big data, IBM is its biggest, and much needed, evangelist. Through the Smarter Cities initiative it launched three years ago, it continues to teach the world what big data can do by launching a new technology in the French city of Lyon, for example, to improve traffic flow by predicting points of congestion. IBM is also launching new curriculums centered on big data and analytics at schools like Georgetown and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in an effort to prepare students for the estimated 4.4 million big-data jobs that will be created by 2015.

The unstoppable walk to political reform

Seven years ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz convinced Lawrence Lessig to take up the fight for political reform. A year after Swartz's tragic death, Lessig continues his campaign to free US politics from the stranglehold of corruption. In this fiery, deeply personal talk, he calls for all citizens to engage, and offers a heartfelt reminder to never give up hope.

Helmet-shaped Darth Vader toaster takes bread to the Dark Side - CNET

The toaster burns a Darth Vader portrait into one side of the bread and the "Star Wars" logo into the other. Your results may vary with your toasting skills and how you have the toaster settings arranged. I once saw a similar Hello Kitty toaster that left what looked like a portrait of Satan on the bread. At least the Darth Vader toaster intends to burn an image of evil onto your breakfast.

Intel's SD card-sized computer may not be so tiny after all

Back at CES , Intel made a big deal of the fact that it could squeeze a Linux-based PC with Bluetooth and WiFi into the size and shape of an SD card. However, with just a few months to go before the launch of these miniscule Edison development boards, it looks like the chip-maker has changed tack. Instead of being based on the Quark SoC , which was specifically designed for wearables and the Internet of Things, the first Edison products will actually rely on a more traditional Atom chip -- in other words, the same sort used in many current Windows tablets and hybrids. An Edison PC based on Atom should deliver more grunt and connectivity options compared to Quark, and for less money, but it'd be too chubby to ever get accidentally jammed in an SD slot. That's why Intel has been forced to admit that, while it continues to work on Quark, the Edison devices coming this summer will be "slightly larger" than was first claimed.

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It is something of a political irony that Republicans, who for ideological reasons are pro-business, have not raised questions about, or objections to, the conjoining of two Democratic institutions into a media trust. If Republicans had any sense, they would wage war against Comcast and its Democratic enablers and turn the merger into a live issue. Needless to say they have not done so, perhaps in the wrongheaded and futile hope of scraps from the table of the Comcast cable beast, perhaps in the foolish and selfish notion that David Cohen may one day add another man to his company of lobbyists.

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This is what happens when Facebook controls the signal, and it defines you as noise

Brands and prominent users like comedian Rainn Wilson are complaining about Facebook’s algorithm changes and how that forces them to pay money to reach their fans and followers — but Facebook has always been that kind of network. It controls the signal-to-noise ratio, not you

Laugh Your Head Off at Whimsical 'Game of Thrones' Deaths

is a leading source for news, information and resources for the Connected Generation. Mashable reports on the importance of digital innovation and how it empowers and inspires people around the world. Mashable's record 34 million unique visitors worldwide and 15 million social media followers are one of the most influential and engaged online communities. Founded in 2005, Mashable is headquartered in New York City with an office in San Francisco.


We've created a slideshow highlighting the retail categories where e-commerce is having the most impact, and where there is still opportunity for disruption. The shift away from physical retail toward digital retail is happening faster than many observers expected. 

Child finds Xbox security flaw

A five-year-old boy who worked out a security vulnerability on Microsoft's Xbox Live service has been officially thanked by the company.

11 Creative Portraits Without Faces #MashPics

Cody has a very intentional style when creating his portraits: He hides his subjects' faces behind trees and large bushes. For their part, it was interesting to see how readers approached faceless portraits; some followed Cody's lead and found large objects to hide their subjects behind, while others attempted backward portraits and faceless jumpstagrams .

Must Reads: The #Longreads You Missed This Week

Don't have time to read them all now? In our Readlist below, export this week's must reads to your tablet to save for a time you have no distractions. Simply click the "read later" button alongside each story or or click "export" to send the entire list of articles to your preferred device.

How Rare Are Anti-Gay-Marriage Donations in Silicon Valley?

Brendan Eich, the co-founder of Mozilla Corp. and its newly appointed CEO , resigned his position  Thursday after less than two weeks on the job. Eich stepped down following a controversy over his $1,000 donation in support of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage in California.

How a 5-year-old discovered Xbox security flaw

Microsoft received a big assist discovering a security flaw on its Xbox One from an unlikely source: a five-year-old boy. San Diego television station KGTV reports five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel uncovered

Wi-Fi speeds are about to triple

When both the network and its users are employing the technology, Qualcomm claims it will boost speeds by two to three times. Devices on MU-MIMO networks that aren't equipped with the technology won't see quite that improvement, but should still gain some additional benefit, said Todd Antes, vice president of product management at Qualcomm's Atheros unit.

Driven: how Zipcar's founders built and lost a car-sharing empire

In the late ’90s, Antje Danielson’s son Max and Robin Chase’s daughter Linnea often played together on a tire swing in Cambridge, Massachusetts' Dana Park. The two women had met at their kids’ kindergarten, but supervising the playground is how they got to know each other. As Danielson, a Harvard geochemist, and Chase, an MIT business school graduate turned stay-at-home mom, kept chatting, their casual park encounters grew more profound. Chase started telling Danielson about wanting to put her business degree to good use, about her entrepreneurial ambitions. Danielson spoke of wanting to branch out of academia, a desire that had her, too, mulling entrepreneurship. “I was sitting in the playground after school, and there was this other mom who had a business degree and I was telling her about [wanting to start a business],” Danielson recalls. “She said, ‘Oh, that’s really interesting, and I’ve been thinking of starting a company, too.’” Danielson’s husband was encouraging. “He said, ‘Well, why don’t you just ask her if she wants to start this company with you?’”

.NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn")

Welcome to the .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") The .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn") provides open-source C# and Visual Basic compilers with rich code analysis APIs. You can build code analysis tools with the same APIs that Microsoft is using to implement Visual Studio! Install the Preview Just want to provide feedback on potential language and IDE features? Check out the End User Preview. Want to build code-aware tools that understand C# and Visual Basic? Get the SDK Preview. Get the NuGet Roslyn compiler package (from the NuGet package manager console): Install-Package Microsoft.CodeAnalysis -Pre Source Code Clone the sources: git clone Enhanced source view, powered by Roslyn Building, testing and debugging the sources Getting Started Roslyn Overview Samples and Walkthroughs Syntax Visualizer Tool Roadmap Language Design Notes FAQ Contributing Some of the best ways to contribute are to try things out, file bugs, and join in design conversations. Looking at the known issues is a great place to start.

10 DIY Projects to Refresh Your Apartment for Spring

The season isn't just for giving your apartment a good scrub, it's also an opportunity to brighten everything with pops of color. Of course, living in a rental can have its drawbacks. How do you express your love for Spring without losing your deposit?

Bitcoin ATM yanked after brief debut - CNET

One of America's first Bitcoin teller machines popped up in New Mexico earlier this year. When Crave's Eric Mack stopped by to make a deposit recently, it was already gone.

A Gold Gadget That Would Let You Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone | Design | WIRED

While this research is stunning, only bunnies and cadavers will benefit from it in the short term. “My estimate is that the first implantable devices are not less than 10-15 years away.” The materials have to be tested from a mechanical and functional perspective. Pacemakers and other implantable medical devices have to last for a decade or more and extensive biocompatibility research and animal/human trials will need to be established before submitting the product to the FDA or European regulatory agencies.

The Money Paradox

How does money motivate, trick, satisfy and disappoint us? In this hour, TED speakers share insights into our relationship with money.

Brain Freeze: The Science of Procrastination (And How to Fight Back)

For a few people, this may be true. But if we look a little deeper into why it happens, we can begin to see that it is actually our “smart” brains that make it happen. And once you understand the true nature of the problem, you can make sense of all the advice to “stop procrastinating!”

Here’s Your Chance to Buy a KITT Car From David Hasselhoff Himself | Autopia | WIRED

This specific KITT was made by a Knight Rider fan  Jennifer Catano , who gave the car to Hasselhoff as a gift. Catano started with a 1986 Pontiac Firebird and added scads of LEDs and digital gauges to ape the hero car. She also added Lamborghini-style scissor doors, a W-shaped steering wheel, and the iconic oscillating LEDs on the front grill. And if that wasn’t enough, she embedded over 4,000 sound clips from the show to play on command.

Best Of Instagram Food Photography

Tucker Taylor is a culinary gardener in California, with a lifelong interest in photography. His Instagram feed is a visual testimony to the farm-to-table movement, showing off the bountiful harvests he has cultivated for Michelin three star restaurants like The French Laundry, as well as his current employer, the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. “The vibrant colors and intricate textures of the produce and flowers from my farms and gardens are what originally inspired me to begin photographing my harvests,” he says, adding, “it is the evolution of the iPhone and the creation of Instagram that has really made it easy to shoot in the field and share it with friends.” Taylor shoots with his iPhone 5 and uses Instagram’s own filters and editing tools. Farm life has never looked so delicious.

Adidas puts HD cameras in a World Cup football - CNET

If you've ever wondered what it's like to be part of a kickabout with Messi, Neymar, and the world's finest footballers, now's your chance to find long as you don't mind being the ball. Adidas has put HD cameras inside a high-tech match ball to get soccer fans excited ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Man With World's Strongest Memory Crusades Against Alzheimer's

Taking place at the end of this month in San Diego, the tournament will feature a series of rapid-fire memorization events designed to "break down every event into short, exciting, head-to-head memory battles." Dellis has enlisted 16 of the world's best memory champions to compete, including the world's current top three mnemonists: Germany's Johannes Mallow and Simon Reinhard, and Sweden's Jonas von Essen.

Local Crowd Attacks Aid Workers at Guinean Ebola Treatment Center

Enraged by an Ebola outbreak that has killed 86 people across the country, a group of Guineans attacked aid workers at an Ebola treatment center, accusing them of having brought the disease over, according to multiple reports.

Goat Simulator Review - IGN

As advertised, Goat Simulator is buggy as all hell. Expect to see lots of clipping problems as people get stuck in walls, and to have to use the respawn menu command every so often when you get stuck in objects or fall through the world. Developer Coffee Stain has vowed never to fix these (except for crash bugs, which I haven’t seen any of) because they think they’re funny, and for the most part they’re absolutely right about that. The fact that you can never die or fail in any way means that there’s nothing to lose from those bugs, and everything to gain when something tremendously unlikely results from them. It'll only get more insane over time, as the Steam Workshop support allows us to easily add the mods that are already trickling out of the community. (I like the wiggling goat legs.)

Music multitasking: How 'background' listening enhances life - CNET

The thought that somehow I and others appreciate the music less, just because we're also doing something else, is insane. As a recovering musician, I can tell you we're doing a lot more than just listening up on that stage. Listening is a key part, of course, but so is the very act of playing, or reading the music, or remembering what comes next, watching for visual clues from other players, and so on.

The Final Four: Your Cheat Sheet and Rooting Guide

Why this might end in tears: The Gators are Final Four favorites, and the pressure might get to them. They're also overdue for a loss; they haven't been defeated since a gutty guard made a buzzer-beating shot to take them down back on Dec. 2. Wait a minute. That guard's name was Shabazz Napier and that team was Connecticut. Uh-oh — could we see a repeat of something like this?

Startup Uses Eggs to Poach Employees from Facebook, Google

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Artist Incorporates Emoji Into Famous Artworks [PHOTOS]

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The Guilt of the Video-Game Millionaires

One night in March, 2013, Rami Ismail and his business partner Jan Willem released a game for mobile phones called Ridiculous Fishing. Ismail, who was twenty-four at the time and who lives in the Netherlands, woke the following morning to find that the game had made him tens of thousands of dollars overnight. His first reaction was not elation but guilt. His mother, who has a job in local government, had already left for work. “Ever since I was a kid I’ve watched my mom wake up at six in the morning, work all day, come home, make my brother and me dinner—maybe shout at me for too much ‘computering,’ ” he said. “My first thought that day was that while I was asleep I’d made more money than she had all year. And I’d done it with a mobile-phone game about shooting fish with a machine gun.”

10 Image Editing Tools To Make Photos Fit for Social Sharing

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54 5 Ways to Follow Up Without Being Annoying
55 The Full History of the Lightsaber, According to George Lucas | Underwire | WIRED
56 Google launches Andromeda, a software defined network underlying its cloud
57 Conspiracy Theorist Sues Seattle Police Over Kurt Cobain Photos
58 Apple's iPhone 5s Still The Top Selling Smartphone Worldwide
59 The Joys And Ethics Of Insect Eating
60 Russia's War on Internet Freedom Is Bad for Business and the Russian Economy
61 New York's Most Extravagantly Dressed Dogs
62 EU launches flagship space project
63 7 Free Apps to Turn Your Phone Into a Dating Wingman
64 LinkedIn names company that used bots to steal profiles for competing Recruiter service
65 2014 April Fools' Day Gaming Pranks - April Fools' Day Game Pranks Wiki Guide - IGN
66 The Tesla Model S Is Basically A Good Looking IT Department On Wheels
67 Amanda Palmer confronts the 'current nightmare of the modern musician' (Q&A) - CNET
68 Brain finds true beauty in maths
69 How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups
70 10 Strategies to Battle Content Shock - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}
71 Google Offers Sneak Peek at Project Ara, Its Build-Your-Own Smartphone
72 Fire + Tornado = Fire Tornado
73 DICE Promises to Fix Battlefield 4 Rubber-Banding Issues - IGN
74 Having a chat with Cortana, Windows Phone's new personal assistant
75 David S. Goyer Interested in Adapting Green Lantern - IGN
76 The Best TV Moments You Shouldn’t Have Missed This Week | Underwire | WIRED
77 The Right Way To Ask Users For iOS Permissions | TechCrunch
78 With barriers gone for energy data, young entrepreneurs are jumping in
79 GrubHub Pops 50% As Wall Street Gobbles Up IPO
80 What's wrong with what we eat
81 Tomorrow’s Super-Soldiers Will Wear Night Vision Contact Lenses | Danger Room | WIRED
82 LTE networks in US: Speed down, coverage up - CNET
83 A marriage made in heaven
84 Facebook Improves Free Voice Calls in Messenger App
85 Why Samsung's F8500 is the last great plasma TV - CNET
86 Did An Ad Agency Just Create "The World's Most Beautiful Sustainable Font?"
87 Cultivating Charisma: How Personal Magnetism Can Help (Or Hurt) You At Work
88 Facebook becomes the new front in Mexico's drug war
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