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Laid-off Microsoft employee explains how layoffs were announced

An employee who used to work at Microsoft has taken to YouTube to explain how the layoffs occurred, including the internal announcement and some basics around the severance package that was offered. Read more... (neowin)


DailyDirt: A Car Designed For The Average Consumer

American highways are slowly filling up with Crossover vehicles that drive like a car but have some of the height and space of an SUV. Sedans still outnumber Crossovers, but this non-car-non-SUV segment is growing rapidly. The Toyota RAV4 came out in 1994 (feedproxy.google)


J.J. Abrams Reveals the New X-Wing in Latest Star Wars Set Video

After years of being infamously secretive about his projects ahead of their release, J.J. Abrams has surprisingly flipped the script when it comes to next year\s Star Wars: Episode VII. He\s already given fans a glimpse of what looked like a marketplace o (feeds.wired)


Drug combo 'game changer' for drug-resistant TB

Early results of a drug combination called PaMZ offer the best hope in decades of bringing the pernicious, drug-resistant form of tuberculosis under control (feeds.newscientist)


Woman posts Facebook pic in allegedly stolen dress (store notices)

An Illinois woman is arrested after a local boutique puts out an alert about a distinctive neon leopard print dress. (feedproxy.google)


20 things to do after installing Elementary OS 0.2 Luna

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CentOS 7: Upgrading from CentOS 6.x In Place

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Here?s a Novel Idea: A Mini-Factory for Making Your Own Shoes

?We only have to buy as much as we can store,? says the inventor. ?We make the shoes on demand; there?s no surplus; there?s no warehouse of size 8?s. (feeds.wired)


Intel rolls out faster Haswell CPUs possibly bound for MacBook Pro refresh

Intel on Sunday released a batch of new Core i5 and Core i7 Haswell processors for high-end laptops like Apple's MacBook Pro, each boasting the usual speed bumps when compared to prior versions. (appleinsider.cosm.feedsportal)


$25 MIPS SBC extends Arduino with WiFi and OpenWRT

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EFF releases Chrome, Firefox plugin to block third-party tracking

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital privacy rights group, has released a downloadable plugin for Chrome and Firefox designed to stop third parties from tracking people& (rss.computerworld)


No RIF'd Employees Need Apply For Microsoft External Staff Jobs For 6 Months

theodp (442580) writes So, what does Microsoft do for an encore after laying off 18,000 employees with a hilariously bad memo? Issue another bad memo — Changes to Microsoft Network and Building Access for External Staff — 'to introduce a new p (rss.slashdot)


Judge's Overly Broad Discovery Order About Online Critics Allows Ubervita To Bully More Authors Of Critical Reviews

Earlier this month, David Kravets over at Ars Technica, wrote about a questionable order from Judge Marsha Pechman, allowing nutritional supplement firm Ubervita to issue a subpoena to identify a bunch of negative reviewers on Amazon and Craigslist. The o (feedproxy.google)


Lawyers came in like wrecking ball when boffins tried to break Tor

Unmasking hidden services, users, on the cheap too hot for Carnegie MellonBoring Carnegie-Mellon University lawyers have scuppered one of the most anticipated talks at Black Hat talks which would show how to reveal hidden services and user IP addresses w (register)


Hulu Plus brings a new user experience to Roku

Hulu is the big third player in the online video space, competing with Netflix and Amazon Prime. All of these services, and many more 'channels' are part of the Roku ecosystem. It brings TV to the cord-cutter generation, which is a growing number of users (feeds.betanews)


EFF Launches Open Router Firmware

The Electronic%A0Frontier Foundation have released an alpha of their own Open Wireless Router Firmware as part of the Open Wireless Movement. This project aims to make it easier to share your wireless network with others, while maintaining security and pri (feedproxy.google)


Startup claims it will build fiber network in LA and wireless throughout US

$70 billion plan sounds? perhaps overly optimistic. (feeds.arstechnica)


Carnegie Mellon Kills Black Hat Talk About Identifying Tor Users -- Perhaps Because It Broke Wiretapping Laws

There's some buzz in security circles today after it came out that a session at the upcoming Black Hat Conference entitled 'You Don't Have to be the NSA to Break Tor: Deanonymizing Users on a Budget' by Michael McCord and Alexander Volynkin (both of whom (feedproxy.google)


Ferrari beats Mercedes at the German Grand Prix -- in the battle of the F1 team websites at least

Sports fans are increasingly demanding a multi-channel experience, wanting all the news and all the facts on multiple devices. Website owners can?t afford to ignore this, as creating a superior user experience to that offered by rivals can mean a competit (feeds.betanews)


Court Rules Against EFF In DOJ FOIA Lawsuit... But Mainly Because ODNI Already Declassified Most Of It

We've joked about how James Clapper and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) like to claim that the various documents they've been declassifying and releasing in the post-Snowden era are decisions they've made out of the goodness of (feedproxy.google)




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