New Windows Phone 8.1 features revealed in developer preview leaks

Microsoft has started sharing its Windows Phone 8.1 Software Development Kit (SDK) with developers, and the inevitable leaks have begun. Over on Reddit, one developer is documenting all of the updates discovered in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK. The first significant change appears to be the initial signs ...

 

Satya Nadella likely to be next Microsoft CEO: Report

NEW DELHI: Senior Microsoft executive Satya Nadella would replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO, two media reports said today, citing sources familiar with the processes of selecting the new leader at the Redmond-based company. Bloomberg reported that the Microsoft board was set to name Nadella, an Indian who ...

 

Hacker arrested for Exposing Steubenville Rape Case Faces more Jail Time ...

Charges framed against the 26-year old corporate cyber security consultant, Deric Lostutter, who helped in posting a video about the infamous 16-year old Steubenville, Ohio rape case, is a case in point. If the charges are proved, Lostutter could face jail term five times more than the convicted ...

 

Death To The Open Office Floor Plan!

Millennial workers are becoming accustomed to communal workspaces, even as they stress us out by eroding privacy and productivity.Open offices are everywhere, and yet no one seems to like them. Ostensibly they create a "collaborative" atmosphere that would boost creativity (and cut down on rent). But that theory ...

 

Behold: The World's First Digitally Signed International Agreement

A diplomatic milestone got lost in the shuffle last week: On Tuesday, December 10, Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen sat down at their respective desks in Tallinn and Helsinki and concluded what they claim is the world's first digitally signed international agreement.

 

The case against Kim Dotcom, finally revealed

This is a better coverage: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/justice-department-... (and shame on your ars, for not bothering to link to or quote the source material for your article)That's what has happened. Someone ordered this material released to try to counter the massive pressure the NZ government is under locally not to do comply with US requests for extradition.I'm not arguing that he (.com) was (and almost certainly still is) a Bad Guy who deliberately built his business on selling other peoples work, but this... is just PR posturing to try to counter the ...

 

Software patent reform just died in the House, thanks to IBM and Microsoft

Bill Gates receives a lot of credit for his humanitarian work; but at least part of that wealth seems ill-gotten. In my mind, real heroes are people like Torvalds and Stallman; relatively unknown but the impact of their contributions might have already superseded what Gates has been able to accomplish.Some people look around the world and see the carpet being grabbed from beneath their feet, and the appeal of a roof and warm beds for your family is not easily ignored.Most people don't have the luxury of sacrificing their lives ...

 

Google Wallet Card is Official, Wallet Users Can Sign Up Now for Physical

A few months back, rumors of a physical Google Wallet card surfaced, suggesting that Google would give you a credit/debit card that could access your Google Wallet balance and be used for purchasing goods. We waited and waited, expecting it to show up at some point as a ...

 

Ways to make fake data look meaningful

If you are trying to trick somebody with your data, never share the raw data; only share the conclusions. Bonus points if you can't share the data because it is somehow priviledged or a trade secret. The last thing you want is to allow other people to evaluate ...

 

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