Today's Ghetto Mod of the Day was submitted by yours truly. In case you are interested, that is a mini-DP adapter connected to a DisplayPort active adapter connected to a DVI cable with a HDMI adapter on the end of it. Got ghetto? Feel free to share your ghetto mods with the world.
Much like Disney’s recent revelation that it now owns a bunch of Star Wars and Marvel stuff might justify standalone streaming services, NBC has reportedly awoken to the notion that it might be able to make some money selling access to its comedy library.
Ever wonder who is behind all those fake news stories on Facebook? Well, wonder no more, this list of the biggest offenders should help you from getting duped in the future.
Ever since Facebook completed its evolution from a Friendster ripoff to an internet-transforming Elder God that can send millions of people to a single website at the twitch of an algorithm, a parasitic sub-genre of "satirical" news sources has latched onto the News Feed and thrived. Some of them lie to readers outright, with believable headlines that are only revealed as fabrications if you click through and read their disclaimers.
Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, today defended his agency's move to regulate the Internet, ensuring that broadband players would be unaffected by his "light touch" approach to the rules. "This is no more regulating the Internet than the First Amendment regulates free speech in our country," Wheeler said in a fireside chat Tuesday at the Mobile World Congress trade show.
What makes detecting crimes like this so hard is that the average Apple customer is so used to getting ripped off that they don't notice when someone else is doing it to them.
Banks have been caught by surprise by the level of fraud, and the Guardian understands that some are scrambling to ensure that better verification and checking systems are put in place to prevent the problem running out of control, with around two million Americans already using the system.
As part of a new counter-terrorism law, China is demanding that tech companies hand over encryption keys or get out. I guess we better start packing.
The Chinese government has introduced plans for a far-reaching counter-terrorism law that would require tech companies to hand over encryption keys and source code -- even "backdoors" to give Chinese authorities surveillance access.
Every time I read one of these articles about how Markus Persson made $2.5 billion off Minecraft, the only thing that comes to mind is "good for him."
But there are also a slew of younger Markus Perssons who are hungrier and more attuned to what the next generation of kids wants. Asked about this, the Minecraft creator responds that he’s completely comfortable being a one-hit wonder. Being insanely rich and prematurely washed up apparently trumps the stresses of responsibility over a virtual nation that alternately reveres and despises you.
Should Google and Facebook be regulated just like telecoms? This guy thinks so.
The CEO of Deutsche Telekom has made a call for internet search/services giants Google and Facebook to be regulated in the same way as telecoms companies, arguing that the California-based digital goliath offers the same type of communications services which require telcos to submit to regulation.
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PC and workstation users have long relied on NVIDIA graphics. It’s thanks to their ability to do many tasks at once—or in parallel—that people can use complex video and graphics applications. Now, as tablets and smartphones let workers get stuff done away from their desks, a new technology is emerging—our GRID vGPU technology. NVIDIA GRID virtualization technology gives people access to graphics-intensive applications on any connected device. Engineers in the head office can connect with those on a job site, sharing large files with detailed plans for a big construction project. Doctors can get patient medical information on a tablet from any room in a hospital. Architects can share design ideas in the homes of clients, with no loss of fidelity or detail.
At Mobile World Congress this week, Intel announced new efforts with several industry leaders to transform network infrastructure with standardized hardware and software, and help accelerate the industry’s move toward a flexible, agile software defined infrastructure. This enables both telecommunications and cloud service providers to improve network efficiencies and more quickly deliver new services and capabilities for consumers and businesses. Intel is working with Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, SK Telecom and others to address demand for new services and improve network efficiencies using Intel® architecture. These new developments and products help enable telecommunications and cloud service providers meet consumers demand for more connectivity and delivery of real-time data.
The 90° motherboard orientation with the Raven RV05 provides what would seem to be an ideal situation for air cooling. Anchoring the thermal solution are the large 180mm fans at the bottom of the case, which are directed upward to pull air up through the bottom vents and out the top of the enclosure.
Somehow all of us keep getting left off this list every damn year. That Bill guy keeps stealing my spot.
Bill Gates is once again the richest person on the planet, a title he's held for 16 out of the last 21 years. He recaptured the top spot in March 2014 after a four-year run by Mexico's Carlos Slim Helu as No. 1. Early on, the stellar performance of Microsoft, which he cofounded in 1975, boosted his net worth but he's been steadily selling his shares in the software company for at least 15 years.
Modders Inc. has published a review of the Gigabyte WaterForce 3 Way SLI kit. If you are contemplating an upgrade to a tri-SLI set up, you might want to check out this review.
There comes a time when you have to do something outrageous in order to advance yourself. The companies that are always in the forefront are continuously on this edge, pushing and striving for better products. As a consumer we might ask: Why in the world would they make this and who will buy it?
The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that, basically, if you quietly stalk your friends on Facebook and then realize that your life doesn’t measure up to theirs, you feel bad about yourself.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is going to have his hands full this month.
Wheeler has agreed to cap off a marathon week of hearings next month with testimony in front of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology on March 19. The hearing, announced by panel Chairman Greg Walden, will be his third of the week. He will also testify at the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Oversight Committee.
Apparently not all ISPs are worried about being regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. Sonic CEO Dane Jasper says he is actually "supportive of being regulated as a common carrier."
It is important to draw the distinction between regulation of the Internet, and regulation of carriers. The FCC’s order will disallow carriers from discriminating against sources of traffic that their customers choose to access via the Internet. This is common carriage at its core, and as a carrier, I am supportive of being regulated as a common carrier by the FCC.
In 1995, Jerry and I started Yahoo to help people more easily navigate the web. We wanted to build a guide. When we came up with the idea, it wasn’t designed to be a business, it was simply something we found useful. When we realized other people found it useful, we were motivated to work on it even more. Twenty years later, the core of Yahoo is still the same. We are driven by the same purpose - to be your guide around the web. You may not know how much you motivate us every day by using our products and sharing your ideas, but you do. Thank you.