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DRM in HTML5 takes its next step toward standardization

Web group will also push measures to protect security researchers who find DRM flaws. Enlarge (credit: Floyd Wilde) Encrypted Media Extensions (EME), a mechanism by which HTML5 video providers can discover and enable DRM providers offered by a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMar 20th, 2017

Weekly Rewind: The FCC and net neutrality, a cruise ship and its Go-Karts, NASA and its suicide mission

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. The pos.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 52 min. ago

So long, gossip trolls — Yik Yak announces it is shutting down

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long, gossip trolls — Yik Yak announce.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 52 min. ago

2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special strikes a pose with its blacked-out trim

The 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special goes for the bad-attitude black-trimmed performance look with this edition. There's a lot to say about the new engine's new power and heat management, but did you see the black trim? The post 2017 Harley-Dav.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 53 min. ago

Mazda wants new CMO to lead upscale climb

Mazda's new US marketing chief, Dino Bernacchi, joins the brand at a precarious time, as it attempts to move from its youthful 'Zoom Zoom' image into a higher tier......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 52 min. ago

Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks

The hacker or hackers, known as “thedarkoverlord,” demanded ransom after stealing 10 episodes of the next season of “Orange Is the New Black.”.....»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated News6 hr. 12 min. ago

Acer Announces Predator Triton 700 Gaming Laptop: Core i7, GeForce GTX 10 Series, & 1 TB SSD

Acer this week announced its new high-end gaming laptop, the Predator Triton 700. Designed to strike a balance between features and weight, the laptop features a quad-core Intel CPU, a yet unspecified NVIDIA GPU, 16 GB of memory, as well as a mechan.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News8 hr. 52 min. ago

NASA Launches Super Balloon To Detect Cosmic Particles From Near Space

"After seven unsuccessful attempts NASA has launched a stadium-sized balloon in Wanaka," reports the New Zealand Herald, adding that the super-pressure balloon will collect data from "near space" over the next 100 days. Reuters reports: The balloon,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 36 min. ago

Merriam-Webster Uses Apple Fans to Define "Sheeple" 

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary has been flirting with the thin line between cheekily relevant and irritatingly attention seeking lately. The evolving compendium of the English language has garnered headlines recently with its social media swipes at t.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News12 hr. 52 min. ago

Goby launches its All-Black Brush Kit to bring style to your bathroom sink

Promising "extraordinary beauty and elegant design to oral care," the new All-Black Brush from Goby will make your bathroom seem a bit more...elegant, even if it's where you do the basest of things. The post Goby launches its All-Black Brush Kit to b.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platform bids users adieu

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platf.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 53 min. ago

Some Of The Pentagon"s Critical Infrastructure Still Runs Windows 95 And 98

SmartAboutThings writes: The Pentagon is set to complete its Windows 10 transition by the end of this year, but nearly 75% of its control system devices still run Windows XP or other older versions, including Windows 95 and 98. A Pentagon official no.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

Startups Struggle For Survival As Investors Turn "Picky"

An anonymous reader quotes The Wall Street Journal: Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn't exist anymo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 36 min. ago

Project Scorpio: Xbox Chief Talks Up Plans for Console Domination

Earlier this month, Microsoft did something console manufacturers haven't done for many years. It announced key details of its forthcoming Project Scorpio console -- an update to the Xbox One -- via a set of exclusive features on the video game news.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News15 hr. 4 min. ago

Amazon Sees Echo and Alexa as Its Biggest Opportunity

Without revealing specifics, Amazon executives Thursday offered the biggest clue yet that Amazon Echo products are kind of a big deal. In a conference call with analysts highlighting its first-quarter results, Amazon specifically called out its voice.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News15 hr. 4 min. ago

Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

 Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 4 min. ago

ASUS USB-AC53 Nano AC1200 Wireless Adapter Review

ASUS adds to its already expansive portfolio of wireless adapters with the tiny and very portable USB-AC53 Nano AC1200." ... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News15 hr. 4 min. ago

Star Trek Fan Forced to Surrender "ASIMIL8" License Plate for Being Offensive

A Star Trek fan in Canada has been forced to turn over his personalized license plate after people complained its message, ASIMIL8, was insulting to indigenous people.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site

Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted th.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News16 hr. 28 min. ago

Meet MHL, the easiest link from your phone to your TV

There are more ways to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV than you might think. Check out our rundown of MHL for everything you need to know about the wired protocol and its convenient features that can take your phone or tablet up a notch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 20 min. ago

First the Galaxy Note 7, now the Fitbit — wearable device explodes on customer’s arm

Fitness wearables are meant to keep you healthy, not send you to the hospital. But alas, it would appear that a Fitbit has failed in its duties, as a woman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin alleged that her wearable exploded on her wrist. The post First the Ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 20 min. ago