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Laptops and tablets expected to be banned from some flights to the U.S. over security fears

U.S. security officials have reportedly banned particular tech gadgets from being carried on to some U.S.-bound flights. An announcement about the new regulations is expected on Tuesday. The post Laptops and tablets expected to be banned from some fl.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsMar 20th, 2017

Humans Are Already Harassing Security Robots

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: As robots begin to appear on sidewalks and streets, they're being hazed and bullied. Last week, a drunken man allegedly tipped over a 300-pound security robot in Mountain View, California... Knightscope, which makes t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News55 min. ago

Tech and politics clash in Cameroon as government restores internet

 The government of Cameroon ended its internet blackout of parts of the country last week, according to news reports and confirmation from the country’s Ambassador to the U.S. The three month outage forced the hand of Africa’s larges.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago

Debian Developer Imprisoned In Russia Over Alleged Role In Riots

An anonymous reader writes: "Dmitry Bogatov, Debian developer and Tor node admin, is still being held in a Moscow jail," tweeted the EFF Saturday. IT Wire reports that the 25-year-old math teacher was arrested earlier this month "on suspicion of orga.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 47 min. ago

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. 55 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. 55 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. 55 min. ago

Ford-GM gap isn"t as wide as it looks

Ford and General Motors' first-quarter results aren't necessarily emblematic of how each company will look later in the year......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 55 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. 15 min. ago

Doctor Who: Thin Ice review

Bill and the Time Lord tackle different types of serpents in a classic Who episode. Enlarge (credit: Jon Hall/BBC) This is a post-UK broadcast review of Doctor Who. River Song always warned the Doctor against spoilers, so be sure to watch the e.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 47 min. ago

In the 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King Special, black is the new chrome

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 In the 2017 Har.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 55 min. ago

<em>Wired</em> Founding Editor Now Challenges "The Myth of A Superhuman AI"

Wired's founding executive editor Kevin Kelly wrote a 5,000-word takedown on "the myth of a superhuman AI," challenging dire warnings from Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking, and Elon Musk about the potential extinction of humanity at the hands of a superin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 31 min. ago

Oh God, Disney"s Avatar Ride Sings Now

Ever wondered what sailing down the River Styx would be like? Taking a boat into a scary and unknown world, only to be greeted by a terrifying figure signaling your impending fate? Thanks, Disney!Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Your wireless carriers are doing better, and we have the numbers to prove it

You know them; you hate them. Wireless carriers are rated among the worst companies, but they're doing better by their customers compared to a few years ago. We've crunched the numbers. Here's how much better off we are. The post Your wireless carrie.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Brush your teeth in style with the new All-Black Brush Kit from Goby

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 Brush your teeth in style with the new All.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Five shows and movies to stream this week: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ’13 Reasons Why,’ and more

Need something to watch this weekend? Check out our list of the best shows and movies coming to streaming services this week. On the list this week: 'The Handmaid's Tale,' the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and more. The post Five sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, and humanity finally found it

Antibiotic immunity is leading us into an age of unstoppable superbacteria, but one Oregon scientist has a plan to reverse the tide by rewriting bacterial DNA with a sophisticated new tool: PPMOs. The post Only a superweapon can kill superbacteria, a.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network?

An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority. There is nothing in the rules of mathematics.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 55 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. 55 min. ago

Developer Shares A Recoverable Container Format That"s File System Agnostic

Long-time Slashdot reader MarcoPon writes: I created a thing: SeqBox. It's an archive/container format (and corresponding suite of tools) with some interesting and unique features. Basically an SBX file is composed of a series of sector-sized blocks.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 55 min. ago

Hackers Leak New Episodes of Orange Is the New Black and Claim More Leaks to Come

Netflix bingers received a weekend surprise when they woke up this morning to find the first ten episodes of the new season of Orange Is the New Black have allegedly been leaked to torrent networks. A hacker group has claimed responsibility and they.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago