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Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet As Industry Points To New Copyright Notice System

An anonymous reader writes: Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system took effect earlier this
year, leading to thousands of notifications being forwarded by
Internet providers to their subscribers.

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Adblock Plus Launches Adblock Browser: a Fork of Firefox For Android

An anonymous reader writes: Adblock Plus has launched Adblock Browser for Android.

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Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

New submitter petro-tech writes: I work as a service technician, maintaining and repairing gas pumps and POS equipment.

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Critical Vulnerability In NetUSB Driver Exposes Millions of Routers To Hacking

itwbennett writes: NetUSB, a service that lets devices connected over USB to a computer be shared with other machines on a local network or the Internet, is implemented in Linux-based embedded systems

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Oregon Testing Pay-Per-Mile Driving Fee To Replace Gas Tax

schwit1 tips news that Oregon will become the first U.S. state to test a program to replace their gas tax with a fee for each mile citizens drive on public roads.

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Martian Moons May Have Formed Like Earth's

sciencehabit writes: Astronomers have long believed that Mars snatched its two moons — Phobos and Deimos — from the asteroid belt.

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Hydrogen-Powered Drone Can Fly For 4 Hours at a Time

stowie writes: The Hycopter uses its frame to store energy in the form of hydrogen instead of air.

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New Chrome Extension Uses Sound To Share URLs Between Devices

itwbennett writes: Google Tone is an experimental feature that could be used to easily and instantly share browser pages, search results, videos and other pages among devices, according to Google Rese

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Huawei's LiteOS Internet of Things Operating System Is a Minuscule 10KB

Mark Wilson writes: Chinese firm Huawei today announces its IoT OS at an event in Beijing.

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How 1990s Encryption Backdoors Put Today's Internet In Jeopardy

An anonymous reader writes: While debate swirls in Washington D.C. about new encryption laws, the consequences of the last crypto war is still being felt.

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The Brainteaser Elon Musk Asks New SpaceX Engineers

Nerval's Lobster writes: The latest biography of Elon Musk, by technology journalist Ashlee Vance, provides an in-depth look into how the entrepreneur and tech titan built Tesla Motors and SpaceX from

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Learn About The Technology Education And Literacy in Schools Program (Video #2)

Quoting our intro from yesterday's 'Part One' video: 'The Technology Education And Literacy in Schools program (TEALS to its friends), started with one volunteer, a Berkeley CS grad named Kevin Wang w

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Grand Theft Auto V Keeps Raking In Money

jones_supa writes: At end of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V made $800 million during initial 24 hours of sales.

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Eugene Kaspersky: "Our Business Is Saving the World From Computer Villains"

blottsie writes: While the nature of Kaspersky's relationship with the Kremlin remains, at the very least, a matter of contention, his company's influence is anything but hazy.

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Using Waifu2x to Upscale Japanese Prints

In my spare time I’ve been working on a database of Japanese prints for a little over 3.5 years now.

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Spotify Is Turning Starbucks Baristas Into Coffee Shop DJs

Spotify Is Turning Starbucks Baristas Into Coffee Shop DJs

Spotify is the official music option of Starbucks

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Timber-clad pavilions by Barkow Leibinger form a campus for a computing thinktank


in NETTUTS

Quick Tip: Add Facebook Login to Your Android App

Facebook Login provides a convenient and secure way for people to log in to an app without having to go through a sign-up process first.

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Get a Free Year on Tuts+

Until 31 May you'll receive a free yearly subscription to Tuts+ when you

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10 Useful Resources for Learning Markdown Syntax

Markdown is easy to learn! To help you get you started, check out these ten excellent Markdown tutorials and reference guides.

in NETTUTS

Using Laravel 5's Authentication Facade

Authentication is a part of almost all the web applications you work with. It's really boring to keep repeating all the boilerplate code in every project.

in NETTUTS

Have a Code Question?

Are you interested in learning a new language or framework? Do you want to get a better understanding of JavaScript? Get started with Swift?

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Building Your Startup With PHP: Scheduling Availability and Choices

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

This tutorial is part of the

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Friday Link Pack

– Sleeping standing up. Made me smile. (via) – Now that’s a lunch box I’d be cool with. – A bag after my own heart, with red dots. – Watermelon cooler bag. Fun!

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A Walkthrough on Conditional Tags in WordPress: 1 to 13

In the first part of this series, we went through the fundamentals of Conditional Tags—what they are, how to use them, and some scenarios where Conditional Tags come in handy.

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Harvard Hit With Racial Bias Complaint

An anonymous reader writes: A coalition of 64 organizations filed a complaint against Harvard on Friday alleging the university discriminates against Asian-American applicants hoping to attend classes

in Six Revisions

30 Beautiful Earth-Toned Web Designs

These web designs use earth-toned color schemes. Using earth tones in a design leads to a subtle, understated, organic look-and-feel.

in Dezeen

Claesson Koivisto Rune pays tribute to Donald Judd with first US building


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15 Fonts for Designers

Today we give you a beautiful collection of handpicked free fonts. Lots of graphics designers use fonts as the centerpiece of their design projects.

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New Course: Getting Started With WatchKit

If you're an iOS developer, you now have the chance to target a brand new platform: Apple Watch.

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The Reinvention of Normal

I just watched this wonderful mini-documentary on artist, inventor, and designer Dominic Wilcox with my kids. Everyone’s mind was blown.

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Designing a Post-Petroleum World

Designing a Post-Petroleum WorldPost-Petroleum Design, latest title

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12 Awesome Pro Fonts

Here are 12 incredible free fonts created in 2014. Even though you have some awesome pro fonts with fat price tags on them, i believe that you will find your favorite fonts i listed below. Enjoy !.

in NETTUTS

An Introduction to Volley

Volley is a
networking library developed by Google and introduced during Google I/O 2013.

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Programming With Yii2: Sluggable Behavior

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

If you're asking, "What's Yii?" check out my

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Verizon, Sprint Agree To Pay Combined $158 Million Over Cramming Charges

mpicpp sends news that Verizon has agreed to pay $90 million (PDF), and Sprint another $68 million (PDF), to settle claims that they placed unauthorized charges on their customers's bills.

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An open letter to university Vice-Chancellors

I have written the following letter to the senior leadership teams of UK Universities. If you work or study at a University I would encourage you to send them a link to this page.

in Dezeen

Arquitectura-G's Casa Luz features terracotta surfaces and a glazed courtyard


in Fontblog

8 New Cities in Fonts

We have a unique collection of fonts based on different cities. They all seem to be elegant and FREE to use. So here you go presenting the cities everyone wishes to go 8 Cities in Fonts. 01.

in NETTUTS

Google Play Services: Using the Places API

In March of 2015, Google released the Places API for Android as a part of Google's Play Services.

in Six Revisions

Grunt vs Gulp: Which One Should You Use?

A comparative look at Grunt and Gulp - open source build-automation tools that will seriously improve your web development workflow.

in NETTUTS

Quick Tip: Installing Laravel 5

Laravel 5 has been released recently and it has not disappointed its eagerly awaiting fans. Laravel 5 is packed with developer-friendly features which make coding a joyful experience.

in NETTUTS

Introduction to Stellar: A Decentralized, Nonprofit Infrastructure for Financial Transactions

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

I'm sitting at my favorite coffeeshop as I write

in swissmiss

Pillow

I am not a pillow person. But this one caught my eye.

in Fontblog

11 Must have Fonts

Here are 11 incredible free fonts created in 2014. Even though you have some awesome pro fonts with fat price tags on them, i believe that you will find your favorite fonts i listed below. Enjoy !.

in NETTUTS

A Walkthrough on Conditional Tags in WordPress: Introduction

One of the most important strengths of WordPress is the extensibility of the core. With plugins and themes, WordPress users have been able to mold their websites for almost a decade.

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Brainwave-Reading Patents Spike On Increase In Commercial Mind-Reading Apps

smaxp writes: Consumer market researcher Nielsen leads the pack, with patents describing ways to detect brain activity with EEG and translate it into what someone truly thinks about, say, a new produc

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Uber Wants To Buy Nokia's Mapping Services

jfruh writes: When Nokia sold its handset business to Microsoft, one of the services left that it intended to rebuild the company on was Here, its rival to Google Maps.

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MIT Report Says Current Tech Enables Future Terawatt-Scale Solar Power Systems

Lucas123 writes: Even with today's inefficient wafer-based crystalline silicon photovoltaics, terawatt-scale solar power systems are coming down the pike, according to a 356-page report from MIT on th

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Critics Say It's Time To Close La Guardia Airport

HughPickens.com writes: George Haikalis writes in the NYT that last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey put off, yet again, deciding between two proposals for a nearly $4 billion proje

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What Might Have Happened To Windows Media Center

Phopojijo writes: Microsoft has officially dropped Windows Media Center but, for a time, it looked like Microsoft was designing both Windows and the Xbox around it.

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Shape of the Universe Determined To Be Really, Really Flat

StartsWithABang writes: You might imagine all sorts of possibilities for how the Universe could have been shaped: positively curved like a higher-dimensional sphere, negatively curved like a higher-di

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From Commune To Sharing Economy Startup

gthuang88 writes: Willy Schlacks grew up in a conservative commune in Missouri without technology like phones or computers. At age 27, he and his brother left and started a construction business.

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Transformer Explosion Closes Nuclear Plant Unit North of NYC

Reuters reports that a transformer failure and related fire have forced the closure of a generating unit of the Indian Point nuclear plant, about 40 miles north of New York City; another generator at

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Texas Regulators Crack Down on App-Driven Hauling Service

According to the Austin American-Statesman, it's not just ride-sharing companies like Uber drawing attention from regulators, at least in Texas, but also a similar service that's hauling goods rather

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WHO Declares Liberian Ebola Outbreak Over

The Washington Post reports that after 42 days with no new cases of Ebola infection in Liberia, the World Health Organization has declared over the outbreak which killed more than 4,000 people in that

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Ask Slashdot: Moving To an Offshore-Proof Career?

New submitter sundarvenkata writes: I am sure most slashdotters (including the ones who had the I-am-an-indispensable-snowflake stance in the past) have already foreseen the writing on the wall for th