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Adele"s visit to the set of an iconic soap opera proves just how adorkable she is

Adele is nothing if not full of surprises — especially lately while on tour in Australia. The latest shock? She's a secret hardcore fan of a local soap opera. The English singer paid a visit to the set of Neighbours on Monday, prompting posting.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableMar 20th, 2017

Xiaomi Mi6c Spotted On Benchmarking Site GFXBench

Just when Xiaomi Mi6 gained some huge popularity among those who were looking for premium specs at an affordable price, the Chinese company seems to be working on its another variant. While nothing has been officially announced yet, it looks like a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  techtreeRelated News45 min. ago

Are There More Developers Than We Think?

JavaScript's npm package manager reports 4 million users, doubling every year, leading to an interesting question from tech industry analyst James Governor: Just how many developers are there out there? GitHub is very well placed to know, given it's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 45 min. ago

Nerd alert! Inside Taipei"s PC and gadget shopping paradise

Welcome to Guanghua 3C Shopping MallImage by Martyn Williams/IDGGuanghua 3C mall is worth a visit for any techie on a trip to Taipei. It’s located in the center of the city, and can be accessed on the MRT (from Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station — 捷運.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Meet ADP"s "business anthropologist," putting human thought behind chatbots

Martha Bird has one of the more unusual positions in the technology space: She's a business anthropologist. Bird, who ran a family farm in New Hampshire before earning an anthropology Ph.D., has developed her craft over 15-plus years at a variety.....»»

Category: developmentSource:  cwRelated News3 hr. 1 min. ago

Walt Mossberg"s Last Column Calls For Privacy and Security Laws

70-year-old Walt Mossberg wrote his last weekly column Thursday, looking back on how "we've all had a hell of a ride for the last few decades" and revisiting his famous 1991 pronouncement that "Personal computers are just too hard to use, and it isn'.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 53 min. ago

Is Amazon"s AWS Hiring "Demolishing The Cult Of Youth"?

Tech analyst James Governor argues that Amazon's cloud business is "demolishing the cult of youth." It just announced it is hiring James Gosling, one of the original inventors of Java... Meanwhile James Hamilton continues to completely kick ass in co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 37 min. ago

Racer Graham Rahal tells us about his Indy 500 preparations

It's not as simple as just keeping it floored and turning left every so often. Enlarge / Graham Rahal during practice for the Indianapolis 500 this year. (credit: Michael Hickey | Getty Images) The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 is just.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 45 min. ago

Opera Says Their iOS Updates Are Still Coming - Just Slowly

Slashdot reader BrianFagioli has posted an update about his communication with Opera over their plans for iOS. They'd originally tweeted Thursday that "at this moment we don't have a team working on IOS which is why we haven't released any updates.".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Elvis Presley’s private jet just sold for well below its estimated auction price

Elvis Presley's 1962 Lockheed Jetstar aircraft was just sold at auction. It was customized by the King of Rock & Roll himself, and includes paperwork proving its provenance. The final price was below the multi-million dollar estimate. The post Elvis.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

The Lawyer Who Founded Prenda Law Just Got Disbarred

Long-time Slashdot reader lactose99 writes: One of the original copyright trolls finally got their comeuppance. From TFA: "John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer who pled guilty to perjury, fraud and money laundering resulting from alleged 'honeypot' schem.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Elvis Presley’s private jet sells for well below estimated auction price

Elvis Presley's 1962 Lockheed Jetstar aircraft was just sold at auction. It was customized by the King of Rock & Roll himself, and includes paperwork proving its provenance. The final price was below the multi-million dollar estimate. The post Elvis.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Billionaire funding the world’s largest yacht to research saving the oceans

A large part of Norway's economy is dependent on the ocean. One of the country's richest people is funding an ocean research superyacht. The superyacht REV will be set up for research, expeditions, and private charters. The post Billionaire funding t.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Conan drops players into iconic fantasy battles—and their 1930s mindset

But are there enough brains behind the brawn? Enlarge (credit: Owen Duffy) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Bitfenix Shogun Case - good or junk?

The Bitfenix Shogun may not look the part when it comes to its naming, but it does offer a nice and mostly functional feature set coupled with great overall build quality. It also sets itself apart by allowing the user to expand the motherb.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsMay 27th, 2017

Facebook Bans Sale of Piracy-Enabling Set-Top Boxes

Lirodon quotes a report from Variety: Facebook has joined the fight against illegal video-streaming devices. The social behemoth recently added a new category to products it prohibits users to sell under its commerce policy: Products or items that "f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Lyft drivers can start planning pickups days in advance

Just as it does for riders, Lyft continues to improve the experience for its drivers. The latest effort is a feature that lets contractors deal with scheduled pickups up to seven days in advance, instead of only being aware of a passenger�.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Google Analytics

An extremely powerful website and mobile app analytics tool, Google Analytics conveniently integrates with many Google services, including search and Google G Suite. Its data connectors are mostly just for other Google services but more are on the wa.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Qualcomm pays BlackBerry $940 million in royalty spat

Qualcomm hasn't been very successful with its licensing practices. It's gotten into trouble in South Korea for charging phone makers over an "unnecessarily broad set of patents" It has also been dealing with lawsuits from the FTC a.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

Bits: Daily Report: Lessons From a Journey Through America

Mark Zuckerberg is only about halfway through his goal to visit all the states, but the trips seem to be influencing his thinking, and his philosophy......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017

You can tour iconic places of The Beatles’ history on Google Earth

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Google Earth is offering a virtual tour of nine iconic places in the band's history. The post You can tour iconic places of The Beatles’ history on.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 26th, 2017