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Samsung Unveils the First Monitor That Can Wirelessly Charge Your Phone

Slashdot - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:18pm
An anonymous reader writes: Samsung wants to reduce the number of cords in your house and has unveiled a new monitor that can wirelessly charge your smartphones. Called the SE370, Samsung says the monitor is the first of its kind to have this capability. The monitor comes in 23.6-inch and 27-inch sizes. According to Samsung : The SE370 "declutters work areas by doing away with unnecessary cables and ports needed to charge mobile devices. Along with superior picture quality, enhanced visual performance and thoughtful design, the monitor seamlessly integrates advanced technologies that offer both professionals and consumers an optimal viewing and usability experience."

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This Week in Trailers: The New Steve Jobs Movie Looks Harsh

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:05pm

Hey, there's a new trailer for that Steve Jobs movie! No, not that Steve Jobs movie, the other Steve Jobs movie.

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MERS Isn’t an Epidemic. That Makes It Harder to Find a Cure

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00pm

Scientists are closing in on treatments for MERS---but which ones make it out of the lab depends as much on policy as science.

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New Court Evidence Reveals Hollywood’s Plan to Smear Google

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:58pm

Google and Hollywood are still fighting bitterly over the Stop Online Piracy Act, an anti-piracy bill.

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Google Is Dropping Its Google+ Requirement Across All Products Including YouTube

Slashdot - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:35pm
An anonymous reader writes: After years of plugging Google+ into all of its services, today Google announced that your Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all its products. The company says it will take a few months for all the changes to happen, but the first product to be uncoupled will be YouTube. Bradley Horowitz, Google's vice president of streams, photos, and sharing, says the changes are a response to user feedback: "We've also heard that it doesn't make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use."

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Masters of Sex GIF and a Graf: Freud Is Dead

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 1:57pm

Last night, Masters and Johnson gave Freud a run for his money.

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Razer Acquires Ouya's Storefront and Technical Team

Slashdot - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 1:52pm
An anonymous reader writes: The Ouya Android-based gaming console was one of Kickstarter's biggest successes — and one of the biggest letdowns for all the backers. The console never really took off, and the company behind it has limped along over the past couple years. Until today. Razer has now acquired the Ouya technical team, as well as their online storefront — but not the console hardware itself. Razer intends to dump of all these new resources into its Forge TV product, also an Android game console. "Razer went so far as to kick a little sand in the face of the little-console-that-couldn't—by advertising its own Forge microconsole as a 'more advanced' system and telling Ouya owners that they will receive 'a clear path of migration' to buy the company's current $100, AndroidTV-compatible box." The fate of Ouya's hardware is not explicitly mentioned, but the news article suggests it is simply "discontinued."

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Boring Samsung Monitors Like This Are What Wireless Charging Needs

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 1:21pm

In order for wireless charging to become a mainstream thing, it needs more pedestrian products---just like these.

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How to Keep a 1,500-Foot Skyscraper From Falling Over

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 1:17pm

As the skyscrapers grow taller and taller, people have been playing with new techniques to hold these structures up.

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Debian Drops SPARC Platform Support

Slashdot - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 1:10pm
jones_supa writes: SPARC isn't exactly a highly-used architecture anymore, so the Debian operating system is dropping support for the platform, according to Joerg Jaspert last week in the "debian-sparc" mailing list. He noted that this does not block a later comeback as "sparc64." Following that announcement, a new post today tells us that SPARC support was just removed from the unstable, experimental and jessie-updates channels.

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Trillion-Dollar World Trade Deal Aims To Make IT Products Cheaper

Slashdot - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:29pm
itwbennett writes: A new (tentative) global trade agreement, struck on Friday at a World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva, eliminates tariffs on more than 200 kinds of IT products, ranging from smartphones, routers, and ink cartridges to video game consoles and telecommunications satellites. A full list of products covered was published by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which called the ITA expansion 'great news for the American workers and businesses that design, manufacture, and export state-of-the-art technology and information products, ranging from MRI machines to semiconductors to video game consoles.' The deal covers $1.3 trillion worth of global trade, about 7 percent of total trade today. The deal has approval from 49 countries, and is waiting on just a handful more before it becomes official,

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Tokyo’s Olympics Logo Is a Confusing Geometric Mess

Wired - Top Stories - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 12:10pm

It's stiff, bland, and spiritless. More than that, it's unclear what it's meant to symbolize.

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