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Goodwill?s Auction Site is the El Dorado for Cheap e-Reading Hardware

A bargain hunter over at Mobileread has tipped me to what is probably the single best auction site for used electronics and other junk: Goodwill. As readers in the US know, Goodwill is a chain of thrift stores that resell donated items and uses the money (the-digital-reader)


Software Update Destroys $286 Million Japanese Satellite

The Japanese%A0X-ray telescope%A0Hitomi has been declared lost after it disintegrated in orbit, torn apart when spinning out of control. The cause is still under investigation but early analysis points to bad data in a software package pushed shortly after%A0an (hackaday)


Contender For World?s Most Unsettling Drone?

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Upgrading A 20 Year Old PDA

Before we had our iDevices and Androids, even before Blackberry, we had PDAs. The most famous of these mid-90s computing appliances are the Apple Newton and the Palm products, but the world of 90s PDAs was significantly more diverse than these two devices (hackaday)


Yahoo gives CEO Marissa Mayer severance package worth $55M

Analysts: Yahoo will be sold in next few months, for $4-10 billion. (arstechnica)


Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits (engadget)


Microsoft Spent $1 Billion On The 360's 'Red Ring Of Death'

The Xbox One may not be everyone's cup of tea, but at least it didn't end up with an exceptional fumble like the RROD. 'It was the biggest decision I made in my 22 years at Microsoft, no question,' Bach told Tech Insider in an interview. It was Bach a (hardocp)


How to change your MAC address in Windows 10

Every network adapter has a MAC address, a unique value used to identify devices at the physical network layer. Normally this address stays the same forever, which may allow networks to recognize and track you. This isn?t always a bad thing -- a network c (feeds.betanews)


What Happened to Google Maps?

Google Maps has reduced the number of cities it shows by up to 83% over the past few years, according to Justin O'Beirne. Maps, in addition, has increased the number of roads it showcases. O'Beirne, who writes about digital maps, in a blog post outlines t (rss.slashdot)


Jet-powered hoverboard shatters world record

When footage of a flying hoverboard first emerged last month, many thought it was fake, because the relatively tiny device appears to be breaking the laws of physics. But the 'Flyboard Air' from inventor Franky Zapata is real, spectacul (engadget)


Graphene e-paper is brighter and bendier

Who said that e-paper was old stuff? Certainly not China -- the country& (engadget)


Comedian Amy Schumer says she is done with fan selfies - CNET

Technically Incorrect: After an encounter with a 'fan' and a phone on a North Carolina street, the comedian and actress says she's had enough. But has she? (feedproxy.google)


Kaby Lake Core i7-7700K Specifications Leaked

Here is what to expect for 14nm's last hurrah. I imagine we will be seeing these in upcoming devices like the Surface 5.The flagship Intel desktop processor will be the Core i7-7700K processor. Intel will stick with the quad core and hyper threaded de (hardocp)


Mercy the Mercenary in? a Heated Argument

Last time, Mercy found out the political campaign she was working for didn't have a candidate that was in his best health- but they were pushing him into the governor's mansion anyway. In today's finale, she confronts a hacker and a harsh reality?Mercy (thedailywtf)


F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

Try turning it off and ?The F-35 warplane still needs reboots to get the aircraft airborne, a US Senate committee has heard, and troubling problems persist in the project's security.? (register)


The Government Wants Your Fingerprint To Unlock Phones

schwit1 quotes this report from the Daily Gazette: 'As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles (rss.slashdot)


Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Sells Entire Stake In Apple

Is it just my imagination, or has there been a steady rise of negative Apple articles over the last few weeks& (hardocp)


Audiophile torrent site What.CD fully pwnable thanks to wrecked RNG

Use of mt_rand means there's free .flac for those who crackWAHckon Users of popular audiophile torrent site What.CD can make themselves administrators to completely compromise the private music site and bypass its notorious download ratio limits.? (register)


Octa-core Cortex-A53 hacker SBC runs Android or Linux

No description (linuxtoday)


NYPD Using 'Nuisance Abatement' Law To Force Small Businesses To Install Cameras, Agree To Warrantless Searches

Sarah Ryley at ProPublica has a fascinating, depressing, and exhaustive report on the NYPD's apparent ongoing civil rights abuses. Under the guise of policing 'nuisance businesses,' certain precincts are targeting minority-owned businesses -- usually sma (feedproxy.google)




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