Movie Theaters Could Get 3D Without Glasses

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MIT researchers have designed a movie theater screen that would allow every viewer to watch in 3D without needing glasses. However, they stress their prototype is not market ready right now. While glasses-free 3D already exists, it isn’t practical for movie theaters. The main version used on TVs involves tiny “parallax barriers” across the screen […]

Digital Copyright Law Could Be Challenged

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One of the key elements of US copyright law in the digital age may be challenged in the Supreme Court. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claims the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) breaches the first amendment. The DMCA, introduced in 1998, includes a controversial measure that reads “No person shall circumvent a technological measure that […]

Mozilla: Flash’s Firefox Days Are Numbered

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Mozilla has become the latest browser maker to start phasing out support for Flash. It will start blocking some elements next month before a total block next year. The developer says it has already tweaked Firefox to reduce the reliance on plugins for features such as video streaming and microphone access. But it says its […]

Scientists Find Gold Makes Titanium Even Tougher

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Researchers have unintentionally created an alloy that’s four times harder than pure titanium. It could be an unexpected solution to knee and hip implants wearing out. The alloy is beta-Ti3Au, a combination of titanium and gold. A team lead by Professor Emilia Morosan of the Rice University in Houston originally created it as an experiment […]

VHS, RIP

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The last VHS recorder may be produced in the next few days. It comes only a few months after Betamax finally bit the dust. The Nikkei newspaper reports that Funai Electric Company will cease production this month. While the report states that Funai was the only Japanese company making VCRs, it appears it may also […]

Netflix Customers Cut Loose After Price Rise

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Netflix appears to have driven away customers with its latest price hike. However, it’s still growing overall. The company’s figures for the second quarter show it increased its US subscriber base by 160,000 and its worldwide number by 1.5 million. The problem is that it had forecast figures of 500,000 and 2 million respectively. It’s […]

ARM Purchased: Major Chip Designer Could Boost Internet Of Things

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The company that powers most smartphones has been bought for more than $30 billion. The new owners of ARM Holdings plan to harness its capabilities to boost the Internet of Things. ARM, based in Cambridge in the United Kingdom, is best known for having designed the ARM processor and related software architecture. The approach meant […]

Drones Could Boost Stadium Wi-Fi

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AT&T plans to use drones to improve wireless coverage at events with large crowds. It’s the next step in a program that’s started with the drones inspecting cellphone towers. The company says it has a national drone program and will try to use the unmanned vehicles in as many different ways as possible to boost […]

Google Street View Becomes Sheep View 360

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Tourism staff on a remote island chain have recruited sheep to help map the island. It’s part of a campaign to get Google to add the Faroe Islands to its Street View service, Google has so far passed up the opportunity to send its vehicle-mounted cameras to the Islands, largely because they are 200 miles […]

Distorted Speech Could Trick Voice Recognition For Mobile Attacks

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Researcher say its possible to hide garbled commands among other noise and surreptitiously trigger voice control on a phone. But it seems highly unlikely the method could be used for a genuine attack in its current form. A group of eight researchers from Georgetown University and University of California, Berkely investigated the proposition that its […]

Deleted Tweets Archive Deleted

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A site that republished deleted tweets from public figures has stopped its service after a cease and desist demand from Twitter. PostGhost was told it fundamentally violated the terms and conditions of the Twitter API. The service was designed to highlight tweets that politicians and other celebrities had made and then removed. The theory was […]

Bae, Noms & Dranks: Microsoft Brings The Cringe

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A Microsoft email inviting interns to an after-party has attracted mockery from people amused by its attempts to appeal to the youth market. The cringeworthy message begins “HEY BAE INTERN! <3” which is somewhat overfamiliar to say the least. The message, which includes a variety of underlining, block capitals and colored text goes on to […]