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Edsac Goes Live, At UK's National Museum of Computing

Slashdot - 6 hours 56 min ago
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "Britain's National Museum of Computing has flipped the switch on the venerable Edsac computer. The arduous task of reconstructing the 1949 behemoth, fraught with little in terms of the original hardware or documentation, was brought to fruition on Wednesday. As project lead, Andrew Herbert, is quoted as saying, "We face the same challenges as those remarkable pioneers who succeeded in building a machine that transformed computing." A remarkably shaky video of the event, replete with excellent views of the floor at the videographer's feet, can be found here."

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YouTube Music Key is the streaming service for people who don't like streaming services

Engadget - 7 hours 11 min ago
YouTube's entry into the music streaming market certainly wasn't without a few raised eyebrows. First of all, Google (which owns YouTube) already has a music streaming service. Secondly, how is it going to handle all the unofficial music, remixes, pa...

Three kicks off same-day smartphone deliveries in London

Engadget - 7 hours 51 min ago
Christmas is coming, and that might mean it's time to treat yourself or a loved-one to a phone upgrade. To get customers signing on with Three, the UK network has begun trialling a same-day delivery service in London, removing the need to walk into a...

The first trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is coming to iTunes tomorrow

Engadget - 7 hours 57 min ago
After angering fans earlier this week, Lucasfilm has confirmed the first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars movie will be available online this Friday. The studio previously announced that an 88-second teaser would be shown in just 30 theaters nati...

Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Interviews: The Hampton Creek Team Answers Your Questions

Slashdot - 7 hours 59 min ago
A few days ago you had a chance to ask the people at Hampton Creek about about their products and the science of food. Below you'll find the answers to your questions from a number of Hampton Creek employees.

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Spend Your Black Friday Funds Helping Crowdfund A Mission To The Moon

TechCrunch - 8 hours 15 min ago
 You have enough towels already. And owning more gadgets just means more under-utilized stuff gathering accusatory dust. So why not spend the Black Friday funds you’d set aside to spend on sales tomorrow helping to crowdfund a mission to The Moon instead? Read More

Twitter Experiments With Engagement Stats Directly In Tweets

TechCrunch - 8 hours 31 min ago
 Want to know just how many people actually care about what you’re tweeting? A new Twitter experiment spotted by ex-Twitter platform head Ryan Sarver will show many you how users are clicking on the links in the updates you post, with a handy link directly in the expanded Tweet view in the iOS application. As usual with Twitter’s features, this is limited to a small sample pool of… Read More

Say goodbye to (most of) those arcane symbols on your gadgets

Engadget - 8 hours 42 min ago
Like the lower back tattoo you got in college, everyone's been hoping that those mandated symbols on the bottom of your gadgets will just go away. Thankfully, the E-Label act has now been signed into law by President Obama, enabling gadget manufactur...

Uber's Android App Caught Reporting Data Back Without Permission

Slashdot - 8 hours 52 min ago
Zothecula writes Security researcher GironSec has pulled Uber's Android app apart and discovered that it's sending a huge amount of personal data back to base – including your call logs, what apps you've got installed, whether your phone is vulnerable to certain malware, whether your phone is rooted, and your SMS and MMS logs, which it explicitly doesn't have permission to do. It's the latest in a series of big-time missteps for a company whose core business model is, frankly, illegal in most of its markets as well.

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Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

TechCrunch - 9 hours 11 min ago
 With their array of shiny new features, bigger screens, and better hardware, there’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones. Early reviews seem to indicate that the company has, yet again, come through with another massive success. Read More

Why the BBC needs you to think it's good value

Engadget - 9 hours 19 min ago
The BBC holds a privileged position in the UK broadcasting market. As the beneficiary of your TV license fees, the Beeb picked up £3.7 billion last year from Brits, helping it fund its TV, radio, and web services. Some -- notably its competitors -- a...

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 10 event for January

Engadget - 9 hours 29 min ago
Microsoft will hold an event this January to show off the new features of Windows 10, according to The Verge. Although January is traditionally dominated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Redmond is apparently planning a standalone event later ...

The Black Friday Survival Guide

TechCrunch - 9 hours 34 min ago
 It wasn’t easy accumulating the research data displayed in the following guide. I saw horrific sights working retail for seven long years in both a big box electronic store and a major shopping center. I saw things that will haunt me the rest of my days. I watched two kids get trampled by what I call Double-Wides because Circuit City clearanced-out Dreamcasts for $80 on Black Friday.… Read More

We’ll Get Our First Look At Windows 10 Consumer Features In January

TechCrunch - 9 hours 45 min ago
 Windows 10 is already a known quantity to some degree thanks to the developer preview, but Microsoft is holding an event late in January to present its consumer features properly, according to a new report from The Verge. The January event will include discussion of new features for end-users, including an all-new touch input interface called “Continuum.” Also on the agenda for… Read More