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  • In Korea, Smartphones Use Multipath TCP To Reach 1 Gbps

    2h By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: Korean users are among the most bandwidth-hungry smartphone users. During the MPTCP WG meeting at IETF'93, SungHoon Seo announced that KT had deployed since mid June a commercial service that allows smartphone users to reach 1 Gbps.…
  • GasBuddy Has a New Privacy Policy (Spoiler: Not As Customer Friendly)

    Fri 8:54pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: GasBuddy has been a popular iOS and Android app for the last 5 years used to find the cheapest place to get gas. According to the Google Play store, there are over 10 million installs (in additions to the installs from Apple and…
  • Questioning the Dispute Over Key Escrow

    Fri 7:38pm By timothy
    Nicola Hahn writes: The topic of key escrow encryption has once again taken center stage as former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff has spoken out against key escrow both at this year's Aspen Security Forum and in an op-ed published recently by…
  • Tor Project Pilots Exit Nodes In Libraries

    Fri 6:56pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The Tor Project has announced a new initiative to open exit relays in public libraries. "This is an idea whose time has come; libraries are our most democratic public spaces, protecting our intellectual freedom, privacy, and…
  • Critical BIND Denial-of-Service Flaw Could Take Down DNS Servers

    Fri 6:14pm By Soulskill
    alphadogg writes: Attackers could exploit a new vulnerability in BIND, the most popular Domain Name System (DNS) server software, to disrupt the Internet for many users. The vulnerability affects all versions of BIND 9, from BIND 9.1.0 to BIND 9.10.2-P2, and…
  • Urthecast Brings You Earth Images and Videos from the ISS (Video)

    Fri 5:31pm By Roblimo
    Most of us probably won't ever visit the International Space Station (ISS) and look down at the Earth (motto: "The only planet we know has beer, so let's not ruin it"). Looking at pictures and videos made by cameras mounted on the ISS is about as close as…
  • China's Island-Building In Pictures

    Fri 4:45pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The South China Sea is just small enough to have high strategic value for military operations and just large enough to make territorial claims difficult. For over a year now, the world has been aware that China is using its vast…
  • Will Autonomous Cars Be the Insurance Industry's Napster Moment?

    Fri 4:03pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Most of us are looking forward to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Not only will they free up a lot of time previously spent staring at the bumper of the car in front of you, they'll also presumably make commuting a lot safer.…
  • Munich Planning Highway System For Cyclists

    Fri 3:20pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The German city of Munich has been looking for solutions to its traffic problem. Rush hour traffic is a parking lot, and public transit is near capacity. They think their best bet is to encourage (and enable) more people to hop on…
  • System Administrator Appreciation Day 2015

    Fri 3:00pm By Soulskill
    ninjagin writes: They might be underneath a desk, hauling cables above your ceiling, swapping out a drive in your data center, putting the blue smoke back inside that old pizza box on the rack, up at 2 :00AM dealing with an alarm, or upgrading or patching your…
  • $340 Audiophile Ethernet Cable Tested

    Fri 2:38pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Ars Technica has posted a series of articles attempting to verify whether there's any difference between a $340 "audiophile" Ethernet cable and a $2.50 generic one. In addition to doing a quick teardown, they took the cables to Las…
  • Ebola Vaccine 100% Successful In Guinea Trial

    Fri 1:55pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Doctors and researchers have been testing a vaccine to protect against Ebola in the west African nation of Guinea. Trials involving 4,000 people have now shown a 100% success rate in preventing infection. "When Ebola flared up in a…
  • Samsung Wants To Bring Back the Flip Phone With Bendable Screens

    Fri 1:13pm By Soulskill
    redletterdave writes: A new patent filed last April but published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month suggests Samsung might be working on a smartphone that can bend in half like a flip phone. The biggest problem, according to the…
  • NASA's Drone For Other Worlds

    Fri 12:29pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: A group of engineers is building a new drone. What sets this apart from the hundreds of other drone development projects going on around the world? Well, these engineers are at the Kennedy Space Center, and the drone will be used to…
  • NVIDIA Recalls Shield Tablets Over Heat Risk

    Fri 11:46am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: NVIDIA has issued a recall for 88,000 units of its 8-inch Shield tablet sold in the past year. Predictably, it's because of the battery. There have been reports of overheating, including two reports that the tablet got so hot it…