Jump to Navigation

Nerd News

Microsoft To Launch Its Netflix-Style Game Pass On June 1; Live Gold Subscribers Get Early Access

Slashdot - 9 hours 56 min ago
Microsoft announced today that Xbox Game Pass, a new subscription service that would allow Xbox One owners to download and play a selection of games for a flat monthly fee, will launch on June 1. From a report: Xbox Live Gold subscribers, however, can access the service starting today, May 24. Microsoft is offering a 14-day free trial of Xbox Game Pass, giving Gold subscribers a chance to preview the service at no cost prior to launch. Xbox Game Pass offers "unlimited access to over one hundred great Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles" for $9.99 per month.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Nerd News

FitDesk v3.0 Desk Bike + Extension Kit

Woot Blog - 9 hours 58 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

Woot-Themed Lunchbox

Woot Blog - 10 hours 14 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

FDA approves a more 'personalized' cancer drug

Engadget - 10 hours 17 min ago
Cancer treatments are becoming more personal. The Food and Drug Administration recently gave accelerated approval for Keytruda, a pre-existing drug from Merck, for use on patients diagnosed with solid tumors containing a specific biomarker. Rather th...
Categories: Nerd News

Anyone in the US can use Facebook for personal fundraising

Engadget - 10 hours 39 min ago
You no longer have to be part of a privileged few to try out Facebook's personal fundraising. The social network has just made its do-it-yourself donation campaigns available to every adult in the US. If you'd like help with a medical bill and don't...
Categories: Nerd News

JSON Feed Announced As Alternative To RSS

Slashdot - 10 hours 40 min ago
Reader Anubis IV writes: With Slashdot recently asking whether we still use RSS, it may come as a surprise that something interesting has happened in the world of news feeds this week. JSON Feed was launched as an alternative to RSS and Atom, eschewing the XML they rely on -- which is frequently malformed and difficult to parse -- in favor of a human readable JSON format that reflects the decades of combined experience its authors have in the field. The JSON Feed spec is a simple read that lays out a number of pragmatic benefits the format has over RSS and Atom, such as eliminating duplicate entries, adding the ability to paginate feeds so that old entries remain available, and reducing the need for clients to scrape sites to find images and other resources. Given that it's authored by the developers behind one of the earliest, popular RSS clients and a recently Kickstarted blogging platform, the format is intended to address the common pain points currently faced by developers when producing and parsing feeds. While it remains to be seen whether JSON Feed will escape the chicken-and-egg stage of adoption, several clients have already added support for the fledging format in the week since its announcement, including Feedbin, Inoreader, and NewsBlur.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Nerd News

Guy Builds His Own Solid-State Tesla Coil Guitar Amp

GeekOlogy - 10 hours 49 min ago
Note: Keep your volume in check. Like, super in check. You know what? Just don't even watch the video. This is a video of Youtuber nabzim demonstrating the solid-state tesla coil guitar amp he built. It...does not sound very pleasant. Maybe that's why amps are best built out of amp parts and not tesla coils. But look who's talking -- I don't know the first thing about amps or electricity, I'm just a guy whose mom yelled at him last week for keeping a toaster in the bathroom for cooking breakfast. You ever had breakfast in bed? "Yes." But have you ever had breakfast in the bathtub? "You're gross." Pass the granola and dried cranberries, they're in the shower caddy next to my body wash. Keep going for the video but definitely skip around and definitely start at 10% volume.
Categories: Nerd News

Republicans back straight-to-voicemail robocall plan

Engadget - 11 hours 1 min ago
Everyone loves getting robocalls, right? Because if there's one thing that everybody trusts, it's an automated system selling you something you definitely don't need. Unfortunately, it looks as if a whole new front in the war against telemarketers co...
Categories: Nerd News

What is mobile gigabit and why should you care?

Engadget - 11 hours 20 min ago
You may have heard about this thing called a gigabit phone recently. The term was thrown around a lot during the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S8, since that's the first commercially available handset to support the technology. But gigabit will also be...
Categories: Nerd News

US International Tourism Market Share Is Falling Under Trump

Slashdot - 11 hours 20 min ago
An anonymous reader writes: The United States' slice of the international tourism pie is declining, according to a new report from Foursquare that looks at data from millions of phones worldwide. The US share of international tourism dropped 16% in March 2017 compared with the previous year. And it declined an average of 11% year over year in months spanning October 2016 to March 2017, according to the report. The drop coincides with the final month of the US election, the Trump transition, and the early months of the Trump administration, which notably imposed a travel ban on people from several majority-Muslim countries in January 2017 that was eventually halted in court but is currently under appeal. Declines in tourism market share from people originating in the Middle East were more pronounced than the rest of the world, down 25% this January, along with a smaller decrease from South America, Foursquare found. The data accounts for the percentage of international tourism coming to the US and not the absolute number of tourists, but Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck told BuzzFeed News that it's unlikely tourist visits to the US increased while share declined. "I don't think you'd see a 16% decline in international market share and absolute numbers being up. I don't think that's compatible," he said. "The volume of tourism doesn't change that fast."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Nerd News

Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum

Woot Blog - 11 hours 25 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

So Games Much Thrones

Woot Blog - 11 hours 36 min ago

Wow

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

You can fly DJI's cutesy Spark drone with hand gestures

Engadget - 11 hours 40 min ago
DJI made a name for itself with its chunky flying Phantom drones, but within the last year we've seen the company really embrace the value of smallness. Despite numerous delays, the Mavic Pro was greeted very positively, and now the company has anoth...
Categories: Nerd News

Real Products That Exist: 66.6% Alcohol Hellboy 'Hellfire' Cinnamon Whiskey

GeekOlogy - 11 hours 49 min ago
This is the officially licensed Hellboy 'Hellfire' cinnamon whiskey made in collaboration between XXX Distillery and Dark Horse Comics. It's 66.6-proof (33% alcohol, just like all the other cinnamon whiskeys that came before it), and costs $20 per 750mL bottle. For reference you can get a handle (1.75L) of Fireball for the same price. Still, this is perfect booze for the Hellboy fan that loves painful, sugary hangovers. It's also the perfect booze for buying for underage college kids so they think you're cool. They don't think you're cool though, they think you're creepy, they just really need alcohol for that party Friday night. We've all been there. "Buying alcohol for minors?" His name's Thad, and I'm like an older brother to him. Thanks to Daniel, who clearly doesn't know the danger of getting your head stuck to a table soaked in sticky, cinnamon whiskey. I was there for days.
Categories: Nerd News

Russia is building a secure Skype knock-off

Engadget - 11 hours 59 min ago
Russia's state-owned technology business, Rostec, is building a secure voice and video communications platform. In a statement, the company revealed that the system will be a "Russian analogue of Skype," albeit with more security. The software is exp...
Categories: Nerd News

China Censored Google's AlphaGo Match Against World's Best Go Player

Slashdot - 12 hours 9 sec ago
DeepMind's board game-playing AI, AlphaGo, may well have won its first game against the Go world number one, Ke Jie, from China -- but most Chinese viewers could not watch the match live. From a report: The Chinese government had issued a censorship notice to broadcasters and online publishers, warning them against livestreaming Tuesday's game, according to China Digital Times, a site that regularly posts such notices in the name of transparency. "Regarding the go match between Ke Jie and AlphaGo, no website, without exception, may carry a livestream," the notice read. "If one has been announced in advance, please immediately withdraw it." The ban did not just cover video footage: outlets were banned from covering the match live in any way, including text commentary, social media, or push notifications. It appears the government was concerned that 19-year-old Ke, who lost the first of three scheduled games by a razor-thin half-point margin, might have suffered a more damaging defeat that would hurt the national pride of a state which holds Go close to its heart.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Nerd News

Samsung 40" 1080p LED Smart HDTV

Woot Blog - 12 hours 17 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

Only the Crap Die Young 89kj89dj8

Woot Blog - 12 hours 18 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

The law isn’t ready for the internet of sexual assault

Engadget - 12 hours 20 min ago
If the Mirai botnet taught us anything, it's that no device connected to the internet is safe from hacking. In that incident, malware hijacked thousands of devices, including DVRs, modems and security cameras. But as the worlds of sex and technology...
Categories: Nerd News

Pizzacraft Stovetop Pizza Oven

Woot Blog - 12 hours 26 min ago

The official flower of May is Lily Of The Valley. There. Now you can talk about something at your next cocktail party.

You are the deal hunter, hidden in your deal blind. These deals are the herd, galloping past you one at a time, all day. Consider, deal hunter. Find the most appealing deal you can call your prey, than pounce on it like a hungry kitty. But be warned! Like the kitty, you must time your leap correctly! Otherwise you'll miss out.

Categories: Nerd News

Pages

Subscribe to http://dagobah-system.com aggregator - Nerd News


Main menu 2

Dracula