Technology

OneNote for iOS gets cloud storage attachments and Touch ID, OneNote for Mac gets SharePoint Server support (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

TechMeme - 1 hour 1 min ago

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
OneNote for iOS gets cloud storage attachments and Touch ID, OneNote for Mac gets SharePoint Server support  —  Microsoft today announced updates to OneNote for iPhone, iPad, and Mac with a slew of new features.  You can download the first two directly from Apple's App Store (iPhone, iPad) and the third from the Mac App Store.

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Apple expands iAd platform to 70 new countries, bringing total to 95 (Mike Beasley/9to5Mac)

TechMeme - 1 hour 36 min ago

Mike Beasley / 9to5Mac:
Apple expands iAd platform to 70 new countries, bringing total to 95  —  Apple has announced that starting today, the iAd platform will be available in 70 new countries, bringing the total number of supported nations to 95.  —  Today's expansion is by far the largest the company has ever attempted …

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16-Teraflops, £97m Cray To Replace IBM At UK Meteorological Office

Slashdot - 2 hours 14 min ago
Memetic writes: The UK weather forecasting service is replacing its IBM supercomputer with a Cray XC40 containing 17 petabytes of storage and capable of 16 TeraFLOPS. This is Cray's biggest contract outside the U.S. With 480,000 CPUs, it should be 13 times faster than the current system. It will weigh 140 tons. The aim is to enable more accurate modeling of the unstable UK climate, with UK-wide forecasts at a resolution of 1.5km run hourly, rather than every three hours, as currently happens. (Here's a similar system from the U.S.)

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Categories: Open Source, Technology

Open Consultation Begins On Italy's Internet Bill of Rights

Slashdot - 3 hours 32 min ago
Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Hot on the heels of Brazil's recent initiative in this area, Italy has produced a draft [PDF] Declaration of Internet Rights, and on Monday opened the bill for consultation on the Civici [Italian] platform, a first in Europe. "[A]s it is now, it consists of a preamble and 14 articles that span several pages. Topics range from the 'fundamental right to Internet access' and Net Neutrality to the notion of 'informational self-determination.' The bill also includes provisions on the right to anonymity and tackles the highly debated idea of granting online citizens a 'right to be forgotten.' Measures are taken against algorithmic discriminations and the opacity of the terms of service devised by 'digital platform operators' who are 'required to behave honestly and fairly' and, most of all, give 'clear and simple information on how the platform operates.'"

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LG Shipped A Record 16.8 Million Smartphones In Q3 2014, Up 39% Year-On-Year (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

TechMeme - 3 hours 56 min ago

Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
LG Shipped A Record 16.8 Million Smartphones In Q3 2014, Up 39% Year-On-Year  —  Samsung is under-pressure as a long-period of growth continues to flatten out, but things couldn't be going much better for fellow Korean phone-maker LG, which just announced that it shipped a best-ever 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 2014.

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Largest Sunspot In a Quarter Century Spews Flares

Slashdot - 4 hours 45 min ago
schwit1 writes: The largest sunspot seen in about a quarter century has produced another powerful X-class flare today, the sixth in less than a week. "This was the sixth X-class solar flare from NOAA 2192, a record for the number of X-class flares generated by a single group so far this solar cycle. It was also the fourth X-class flare since last Friday, continuing a period of intense flaring activity. This sunspot group has grown again a bit, and maintains its magnetic complexity. A degradation of the HF radio-communication was observed over South-America, the Caribbean, and West-Africa." The last sentence is referring to some radio communications blackouts that have occurred in these areas because of the flares.

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Stripe Hires Top Google Ops Exec Claire Johnson to Lead Business Operations (Kara Swisher/Re/code)

TechMeme - 5 hours 26 min ago

Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Stripe Hires Top Google Ops Exec Claire Johnson to Lead Business Operations  —  Stripe has nabbed longtime Google exec Claire Johnson as its new head of business operations, in one of the first major management hires by the online payments software startup.  —  Johnson, who has been at the …

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Help a Journalist With An NFC Chip Implant Violate His Own Privacy and Security

Slashdot - 5 hours 39 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: His wife thinks he's crazy, but this guy got an NFC chip implanted in his arm, where it will stay for at least a year. He's inviting everyone to come up with uses for it. Especially ones that violate his privacy and security. There must be something better to do than getting into the office or unlocking your work PC. He says, "The chip we are using is the xNTi, an NFC type 2 NTAG216, which is about the size of a grain of rice and is manufactured by the Dutch semiconductor company NXP, maker of the NFC chip for the new iPhone. It is a glass transponder with an operating frequency of 13.56MHz, developed for mass-market applications such as retail, gaming and consumer electronics. ... The chip's storage capacity is pretty limited, the UID (unique identifier) is 7 bytes, while the read/write memory is 888 bytes. It can be secured with a 32-bit password and can be overwritten about 100,000 times, by which point the memory will be quite worn. Data transmission takes place at a baud rate of 106 kbit/s and the chip is readable up to 10 centimeters, though it is possible to boost that distance."

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Categories: Open Source, Technology

Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App

Wired - Top Stories - 5 hours 49 min ago

Flipboard may have been the original iPad magazine, but now it's making its app smarter for its growing smartphone audience.

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Twitch changes its rules of conduct to forbid topless and "sexually suggestive" streaming (Andy Chalk/PC Gamer)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:50pm

Andy Chalk / PC Gamer:
Twitch changes its rules of conduct to forbid topless and “sexually suggestive” streaming  —  You may have the body of a Greek god, all rippling muscle and taut sinew, but no matter how good you look in a Speedo (or out of one), Twitch would very much appreciate it if you'd keep yourself covered up while you're streaming on its service.

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Microsoft aims to release Office 16 in second half of 2015; Mac preview and Android tablet versions expected "soon" (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:15pm

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft aims to release Office 16 in second half of 2015; Mac preview and Android tablet versions expected “soon”  —  Microsoft's latest target release date for Office 16: Second half 2015  —  Summary: Microsoft is targeting the second half of calendar 2015 as its latest release target …

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Fleksy announces $2M funding round, keyboard app for iOS and Android 75% off until Friday (Justin Diaz/AndroidHeadlines)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:40pm

Justin Diaz / AndroidHeadlines:
Fleksy announces $2M funding round, keyboard app for iOS and Android 75% off until Friday  —  Fleksy Announces $2 Million In Funding For Further App Development Alongside Android Update  —  If you haven't tried out Fleksy Keyboard yet, there really isn't a better time to give it a shot …

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MCX forbids participating retailers from accepting any competing mobile payment products, will issue "steep" fine if contract broken (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:05pm

Mike Isaac / New York Times:
MCX forbids participating retailers from accepting any competing mobile payment products, will issue “steep” fine if contract broken  —  Apple Pay Runs Afoul of MCX, a Group With a Rival Product  —  One week after its debut, Apple's new mobile wallet is showing promise with consumers.

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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

Slashdot - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:00pm
mrspoonsi sends news that a group of major tech companies has combined to donate $750 million worth of gadgets and services to students in 114 schools across the U.S. Apple is sending out $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products. O'Reilly Media is making $100 million worth of educational content available for free. Microsoft and Autodesk are discounting software, while Sprint and AT&T are offering free wireless service. This is part of the ConnectED Initiative, a project announced by the Obama Administration last year to bring modern technology to K-12 classrooms. The FCC has also earmarked $2 billion to improve internet connectivity in schools and libraries over the next two years. Obama also plans to seek funding for training teachers to utilize this infusion of technology.

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Electronic Arts beats Q2 expectations, fueled by both console and digital sales (Tricia Duryee/GeekWire)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:35pm

Tricia Duryee / GeekWire:
Electronic Arts beats Q2 expectations, fueled by both console and digital sales  —  Electronic Arts, the publisher of Titanfall and Plants vs. Zombies, reported earnings today that blew away Wall Street expectations.  The Redwood City, Calif.-based company reported a profit of 73 cents a share, beating estimates of 53 cents.

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OnePlus apologizes for pre-order problems, will offer another chance to order on November 17 (Chance Miller/9to5Google)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:00pm

Chance Miller / 9to5Google:
OnePlus apologizes for pre-order problems, will offer another chance to order on November 17  —  After months and months of inconsistent availability and controversial marketing techniques, the OnePlus One finally went up for official pre-order yesterday.  As you'd expect however, the launch did not go as planned.

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WhatsApp's First Half Of 2014 Revenue Was $15M, Net Loss Of $232.5M Was Mostly Issuing Stock (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:55pm

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp's First Half Of 2014 Revenue Was $15M, Net Loss Of $232.5M Was Mostly Issuing Stock  —  Facebook disclosed financials of its $22 billion acquisition of WhatsApp for the first time today, and it looks like the 600 million user messaging app's revenue is still small.

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Verizon's tech news site SugarString won't let writers report on US spying or net neutrality (Patrick Howell O'Neill/The Daily Dot)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:20pm

Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Verizon's tech news site SugarString won't let writers report on US spying or net neutrality  —  Verizon is launching a tech news site that bans stories on U.S. spying  —  Verizon is getting into the news business.  What could go wrong?  —  The most-valuable, second-richest telecommunications company …

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YouTube Introduces WatchMe For Android To Bring Live Broadcasting Capabilities To Apps (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:45pm

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube Introduces WatchMe For Android To Bring Live Broadcasting Capabilities To Apps  —  YouTube is bringing its live broadcasting capabilities to the world of third-party app developers starting today with the launch of the new open source project called “YouTube WatchMe for Android.”

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Facebook warns of increased spending in 2015, expects costs to rise 55% to 75% (Alexei Oreskovic/Reuters)

TechMeme - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:40pm

Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Facebook warns of increased spending in 2015, expects costs to rise 55% to 75%  —  Facebook warns of increased spending, shares fall  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc warned on Tuesday of a dramatic increase in spending in 2015 and projected a slowdown in revenue growth this quarter, slicing a tenth off its market value.

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