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Studios Push for $50 Early Home Movie Rentals

As many as five major Hollywood studios have been working with cinema owners to shrink the traditional release window and allow consumers to rent movies on-demand in as little as 17 days after they hit theaters, reports Variety. From the article: War.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: Top16 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

The (Electronic) Pencil is Mightier than the Keyboard

The combination of the Apple Pencil with an iPad Pro-based note-taking app like MyScript Nemo can provide a major boost to one's productivity......»»

Source:  EetimesCategory: Hardware16 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

As Clone Conspiracy Ends, the Fates of Two Major Spider-Man Villains Are Revealed

This week’s issue of Amazing Spider-Man started to wrap up the long, clone-tacular events of Spidey’s latest event series, The Clone Conspiracy—which has already given us the return of Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider. But now we’ve got confi.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: Top19 hr. 2 min. ago Related News

LibreOffice 5

LibreOffice is free and open-source, opens almost any legacy document, and is the only office suite available on all major desktop platforms. What it lacks is the smooth interface and stability of its paid competitors......»»

Source:  PcmagCategory: Top19 hr. 19 min. ago Related News

Acura lands jersey sponsorship deal with Columbus Crew soccer club

Acura will be the official jersey sponsor and automotive partner for Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. The deal calls for the Acura logo to appear on the front of Crew jerseys for the next three seasons......»»

Source:  AutonewsCategory: Top20 hr. 27 min. ago Related News

Serious Cloudflare bug revealed secret user data from major websites

For months, a bug in Cloudflare’s content optimization systems exposed sensitive information sent by users to websites that use the company’s content delivery network. The data included passwords, session cookies, authentication tokens and eve.....»»

Source:  MacworldCategory: Mcitosh20 hr. 34 min. ago Related News

Self-Driving Cars Should Be Liable For Accidents, Not the Passengers: UK Government

"Electric charging points at all major motorway services and petrol stations, and the occupants of a self-driving car aren't liable in the case of an accident -- those are two of the measures proposed by a new law that the UK government hopes will le.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopFeb 24th, 2017Related News

Valve surprise-announces middleware 3D sound toolkit, gives it away

It's called Steam Audio—but it doesn't even require Steam to work. (credit: Valve Software) Every hopeful gaming thread on the Internet has at least one person making this kind of guess: Valve Software will one day drop its next major proje.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopFeb 23rd, 2017Related News

4 things we expect from Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress, the Davos of wireless technology, is happening next week in Barcelona, and it’s going to be a particularly important year, as the mobile landscape readies itself for a couple of fairly major shifts.Here’s our quick look.....»»

Source:  NetworkworldCategory: NetworkFeb 23rd, 2017Related News

Tech Breakthroughs Take a Backseat in Upcoming Apple iPhone Launch

Stephen Nellis, reporting for Reuters: The new iPhone is expected to include new features such as high-resolution displays, wireless charging and 3-D sensors. Rather than representing major breakthroughs, however, most of the innovations have been av.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopFeb 23rd, 2017Related News

Amid cyberattacks, ISPs try to clean up the internet

If your computer’s been hacked, Dale Drew might actually know something about that.He's CSO (chief security officer) at Level 3 Communications, a major internet backbone provider that's routinely on the lookout for cyberattacks on the network le.....»»

Source:  PcwCategory: TopFeb 23rd, 2017Related News

Scientists Discover a Way To Get Every Last Drop of Ketchup Out of the Bottle

Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes a report from BBC: Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle. They have developed a coating that makes bottle interiors super slippery. The coating can also be used to mak.....»»

Source:  SlashdotCategory: TopFeb 23rd, 2017Related News

Riding with strangers: Google’s Waze is about to expand its Carpool service

Waze is doubling down on its ambition to "beat rush hour traffic" with a major expansion of its carpooling service. Currently operating in San Francisco, Carpool will launch in additional U.S. cities in the coming months. The post Riding with strange.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopFeb 23rd, 2017Related News

The European Services Market in 4Q16 and the Outlook for 2017

This IDC Presentation was delivered in January 2017 to organizations subscribed to IDC's European IT Services research programs.The presentation comments on major events in IT services, including cloud and digital transformation in 4Q16. It also look.....»»

Source:  IdcCategory: ServicesFeb 22nd, 2017Related News

Finland Has a Very Good Boy

On Wednesday February 22, it was brought to my attention that the president of Finland keeps as his companion a Boston Terrier named Lennu. But as a journalist and arbiter of the truth, I couldn’t just accept the information at face value—I had t.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopFeb 22nd, 2017Related News

Scientists Add 50,000 Seeds to Arctic Doomsday Vault Because Everything Is Awful

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault in the Arctic Circle has received a major deposit of nearly 50,000 seed samples from around the world, bringing the total number of seeds stored at the remote facility to nearly one million. This latest deposit—one of.....»»

Source:  GizmodoCategory: TopFeb 22nd, 2017Related News

What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

Well, here’s something different. Microsoft, for the first time since it started its monthly Patch Tuesdays in October 2003, has completely blown a deadline. There will be no major patch release in February. Instead, the patch package will be re.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: OperatingsystemsFeb 22nd, 2017Related News

Cadillac’s next-gen infotainment system aims for a smartphone-like experience

Cadillac CUE is getting a major overhaul, with changes to the interface and new features like a cloud-based navigation service and customizable user profiles. The new CUE debuts in the 2017 CTS sedan. The post Cadillac’s next-gen infotainment s.....»»

Source:  DigitaltrendsCategory: TopFeb 22nd, 2017Related News

Microsoft confirms second major Windows 10 update coming in 2017

Details are scant, but a new Project Neon visual refresh is likely. MSPoweruser There's a second major Windows 10 update coming later in 2017, Microsoft has c.....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopFeb 22nd, 2017Related News

AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and analysts, and through this event AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su lifted the lid on one of t.....»»

Source:  AnandtechCategory: TopFeb 22nd, 2017Related News