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  1. Google's self-driving cars are taking a road trip to TexasTue, 07 Jul 2015 12:15:00 -0700
    Google has picked Austin, Texas, as the second location to test its self-driving vehicles, expanding the trials beyond Mountain View, California. One of Googles self-driving Lexus sport utility vehicles is already on Austins streets, the company said Tuesday. The vehicle, which has a driver onboard, is driving around a few square miles north and northeast of downtown Austin. Google didnt mention if the self-driving car prototype it developed will also be tested in Austin or how many Lexus vehicles will appear on the citys roads. Until now, public road tests of Googles self-driving technology took place only around Mountain View, where the search company has its headquarters. Expanding the trial area will allow Google to test its software in a location with different road conditions, traffic patterns and driving situations, the company said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  2. Lego Jurassic World review: Better than Jurassic Park IIITue, 07 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0700
    Ill be honest: Lego Jurassic World is the first Lego game Ive finished in quite a while now. Probably since 2012s Lego Lord of the Rings. And thats because in broad swathes all of these games are exactly the sametake a beloved series, convert the characters (and some of the scenery) into Lego bricks, then punch things apart and pick up about a million different collectibles. If it sounds like Im down on the series, Im really not. Even the worst Lego game is about a billion times better than most of the licensed tripe I played as a kidmajor exceptions made for Spider-Man 2, Cool Spot, and GoldenEye. But its a known quantity, and a repetitive one at that. One made primarily for kids, and maybe parents. You have to be really enamored with the source material to want to play a Lego game.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  3. Skype for Business arrives on Windows Phone, but lacking a key feature for Office 365Tue, 07 Jul 2015 11:10:00 -0700
    Although Microsoft has now brought Skype for Business to Windows Phone, its own business customersthose who subscribe to Office 365may be disappointed to learn that one key feature hasnt yet been implemented: conversation syncing. Skype for Business has already replaced Lync on desktop PCs and the Web, and Windows Phone 8.1 phones will automatically download the new Skype for Business app to replace Lync 2013. (Windows Phone 8.0 users can continue using Lync 2013 or Lync 2010; those phones wont be able to update to the new app.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  4. How to use Nvidia Optimus to switch active GPUs and save power on Linux laptopsTue, 07 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700
    Many modern laptops include both Nvidia graphics hardware and integrated Intel GPUs. Those laptops use a technology called Nvidia Optimus to intelligently switch between the two. Intels CPU-integrated graphics power the desktop for lower power usage, while Nvidias more capable GeForce graphics kick into gear when you need them. Thats the way it works with Windows at least. But as good as the Nvidia drivers for Linux are, Optimus power-switching isnt properly supported on Linux. There are ways to enable it, however.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  5. EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage businessTue, 07 Jul 2015 10:40:10 -0700
    EMC is selling its Syncplicity file-sharing and collaboration business to private investment company Skyview Capital for an undisclosed sum.EMC bought Syncplicity in May 2012 in response to the growth of mobile computing and bring-your-own-device policies in enterprises. Syncplicity is one of a host of cloud-based file services, including Box, Dropbox and Google Drive, that have emerged in the past few years. Its available for iOS and Android as well as PC operating systems.In the three years it owned Syncplicity, EMC adapted the system so enterprises could use it for access to data in their own storage systems. The company also added central controls over how specific types of files could be shared and with whom.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  6. Google Maps update finally lets you hide the interfaceTue, 07 Jul 2015 10:01:00 -0700
    Google Maps is fantastic, but some of its features cover up too much of the map. The search box, location button, directions button...there's even an "explore" bar at the bottom of the screen.Version 9.11, coming soon to your phone, adds a feature so simple and welcome we find it hard to believe it hasn't been there all along: just tap the map to make all those interface elements disappear. Tap again to bring them back. Maps are covered with lots of interface clutter (left). Tap once to make it all go away (right).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  7. OwnCloud's new encryption framework gives enterprises more flexibilityTue, 07 Jul 2015 09:45:11 -0700
    Its no secret that security has been a tripping point for enterprises considering cloud storage, but OwnCloud on Tuesday took a fresh step toward alleviating such concerns with the addition of a new encryption framework.OwnClouds file, sync and share service offers an open-source and self-hosted alternative to platforms such as Box and Dropbox thats designed specifically to allow companies to retain control of their data.Now, Encryption 2.0 gives users the ability to manage their own encryption keys in their enterprise key store. It also allows them to adopt the encryption standard of their choice and write a server app to meet their companys unique encryption requirements.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  8. Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possibleTue, 07 Jul 2015 09:20:10 -0700
    The possibility exists for the U.S. Department of Justice to cut a deal that would allow surveillance leaker Edward Snowden to return to the U.S., a former attorney general said in a media interview.Snowden, who leaked information about the National Security Agencys surveillance programs, spurred a necessary debate about the collection of U.S. telephone records, former Attorney General Eric Holder told Yahoo News.The DOJ, however, hasnt changed its official position on Snowden, a spokesman said. The DOJ wants Snowden to return to the U.S. from Russia and face criminal charges, the spokesman said by email.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  9. Firefox for Windows 10 planned as Mozilla ramps up browser's release paceTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:59:00 -0700
    Mozilla will accelerate the release of new features for its Firefox browser, dumping its current 18-week development schedule for something nimbler, a company manager told contributors last week. The firm will also deliver a browser for Windows 10, a reversal of a 2014 decision to stop work on a touch-based version of Firefox for Microsofts OS. In a pair of messages that Dave Camp, director of Firefox engineering, posted to a mail list, as well as a blog post, Mozilla summarized some of the decisions it reached at an all-hands meeting in Whistler, a Canadian ski resort town north of Vancouver, BC, last week.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
  10. Why Sony vows to stay in the smartphone business: The Internet of ThingsTue, 07 Jul 2015 08:22:00 -0700
    Dont expect Sony to give up on smartphones like it did with PCs last year. Speaking with Arabian Business, Sony Mobile President and CEO Hiroki Totoki countered rumors that the company might sell off its phone business. Sony is the 10th-largest phone vendoraccording to Gartner, but the business is losing money, and in January sources told Reuters that the company was mulling a sale or joint venture for its phone operations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here More...
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