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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

(10 minutes ago)
MojoKid writes Facebook has become too crowded and too mundane. With around 1.3 billion Facebook users, it's understandable to be overwhelmed by everything and want to get away from it all. However, unlike Facebook which is looking to connect everyone to the internet, there is a new site called Netropolitan that focuses more on exclusivity and privacy. The site was founded by composer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra James Touchi-Peters who wanted to provide a social media site for affluent and accomplished individuals. People wishing to join need only pay a mere $9,000 to join. Of that amount, $6,000 is the initiation fee and the remaining $3,000 is for the annual membership fee which users will continue to pay. So what does the initiation and annual fee get you? For starters, Netropolitan will offer an ad-free experience and will not promote any kind of paid promotions to its members. However, it will allow the creation of groups by businesses in which members can advertise to each other under certain guidelines. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

iOS 8 helped Virgin Media smash download records

(10 minutes ago)
In our iOS 8 review, we said it Apple's latest smartphone update was well worth the wait. Clearly, Brits agreed, because they helped Virgin Media set a new all-time download record. The provider's busiest ever day came on September 17th, day one of...

PayPal Here Arrives On Android Tablets (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

(28 minutes ago)
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:PayPal Here Arrives On Android Tablets  —  PayPal Here, the company's dongle-based mobile payments solution, is now available for Android tablets, the company announced this afternoon — a move that will address a large and growing swath of the tablet market.

Libratone's got a new soundbar, and yes, it's covered in wool

(28 minutes ago)
If only there was a way to combine your two greatest passions: high-quality audio and soft, fluffy fabrics? Well as it turns out, Libratone is kind of a specialist in that field, and for its next wool-covered creation, the company is revisiting...

Pebble now displays emojis and lets you dismiss alerts from your watch

(One hour ago)
Do you hate emojis? Too bad, because they're everywhere: they've even arrived on Pebble and Pebble Steel via the smartwatches' latest firmware. The software upgrade allows emoticons to show up on Pebble's monochrome screen -- sure, they're not yellow...

Sony's SmartEyeglass prototype makes Google Glass look chic

(One hour ago)
As Sony's smartphone division continues to struggle, the company is working out what it needs to return to profitability. Does it concentrate on the high-end market dominated by Apple and Samsung, or does it try to appeal to customers looking to get...

Love is in the air at the Tokyo Game Show

(2 hours ago)
Dating simulation games are nothing new in Japan; and in fact, there's something for both boys and girls. This particular booth at the Tokyo Game Show was chiefly promoting Voltage Inc.'s romance mobile apps to the ladies, but with a twist: The...

The Myths and Realities of Synthetic Bioweapons

(2 hours ago)
Lasrick writes Three researchers from King's College, London, walk through the security threats posed by synthetic and do-it-yourself biology, assessing whether changes in technology and associated costs make it any easier for would-be terrorists to pursue biological weapons for high-consequence, mass- casualty attacks (and even whether they would want to). "Those who have overemphasized the bioterrorism threat typically portray it as an imminent concern, with emphasis placed on high-consequence, mass-casualty attacks, performed with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This is a myth with two dimensions." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Netflix's European tour comes to an end in Belgium and Luxembourg

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This week began with Netflix launching streaming video service in France, and since then it's added Germany, Austria and Switzerland to the list. Belgium and Luxembourg are the final two on the list this fall, putting them among the 40 or so...

Bono says U2 and Apple working on new digital music format (Catherine Mayer/TIME)

(3 hours ago)
Catherine Mayer / TIME:Bono says U2 and Apple working on new digital music format  —  Exclusive: U2 and Apple Have Another Surprise for You  —  The four members of the legendary Irish band tell TIME about another new album in the works—and its secret Apple project that might just save the music industry

Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion

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(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.

Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings

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Taco Cowboy writes A recent study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tübingen in Germany has found that present day Europeans are descendants of three different groups of people — A near east farmer group, an indigenous hunter gatherer group, and an ancient North Eurasian group from Siberia. "Nearly all Europeans have ancestry from all three ancestral groups," said Iosif Lazaridis, a research fellow in genetics in Reich's lab and first author of the paper. "Differences between them are due to the relative proportions of ancestry. Northern Europeans have more hunter-gatherer ancestry — up to about 50 percent in Lithuanians — and Southern Europeans have more farmer ancestry." The most surprising part of the project, however, was the discovery of the Basal Eurasians. Before Australian Aborigines, New Guineans, South Indians, Native Americans and other indigenous hunter-gatherers split, they split from Basal Eurasians. The study also found that Mediterranean groups such as the Maltese, as well as Ashkenazi Jews, had more Near East ancestry than anticipated, while far northeastern Europeans such as Finns and the Saami, as well as some northern Russians, had more East Asian ancestry in the mix. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Nvidia unveils new flagship GeForce GTX 980 and 970 desktop GPUs based on Maxwell architecture (Sean Buckley/Engadget)

(4 hours ago)
Sean Buckley / Engadget:Nvidia unveils new flagship GeForce GTX 980 and 970 desktop GPUs based on Maxwell architecture  —  NVIDIA's latest GPU crams 4K images on 1080p displays  —  Back in February, NVIDIA trotted out the very first desktop GPUs to feature its new Maxwell architecture: the GeForce GTX 750 and 750i.

Notion Ink quietly releases Cain, a 10.1-inch Windows 8 tablet

(4 hours ago)
The Notion Ink Adam was a tablet with big dreams, but it hit the market with a loud flop. It's successor, the Adam II, whooshed by with almost no public notice at all. Now the company is back, but it's not trying to redesign the Android tablet...

iPhone 6 Teardown - Our friends at iExperts in Sydney pulled apart ... (iFixit)

(4 hours ago)
iFixit:iPhone 6 Teardown  —  Our friends at iExperts in Sydney pulled apart an iPhone 6 while we were working on our iPhone 6 Plus teardown. iFixit will be doing a full-blown in-house analysis with more photos soon, but in the meantime here's the inside of the iPhone 6!

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with anti-theft feature Activation Lock on by default (Ellen Huet/Forbes)

(5 hours ago)
Ellen Huet / Forbes:iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with anti-theft feature Activation Lock on by default  —  How Apple Made Your iPhone 6 Much Less Likely To Be Stolen  —  To you, your new iPhone 6 looks like a gleaming sheet of technological magic — but to a thief, it looks like a shiny, worthless brick.

Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other

(5 hours ago)
sciencehabit writes A major new study of warfare in chimpanzees finds that lethal aggression can be evolutionarily beneficial in that species, rewarding the winners with food, mates, and the opportunity to pass along their genes. The findings run contrary to recent claims that chimps fight only if they are stressed by the impact of nearby human activity—and could help explain the origins of human conflict as well. Read more of this story at Slashdot.

iFixit cracks open an iPhone 6 Plus to get at that massive battery inside

(5 hours ago)
Need something to make the wait for your new iPhone easier? Watching the crew at iFixit go at a brand new iPhone 6 Plus with their screwdrivers, spudgers and iSclacks probably won't help, but at least it will pass the time. They're in the middle of...

iOS 8 on iPhone 4S: cramped screen and 50% more time to do the same tasks compared to iOS 7 (Andrew Cunningham/Ars Technica)

(5 hours ago)
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:iOS 8 on iPhone 4S: cramped screen and 50% more time to do the same tasks compared to iOS 7  —  iOS 8 on the iPhone 4S: Performance isn't the (only) problem  —  The iPhone 4S.  I remember when this was the one that made my old phone feel slow.  —  iPhones have about a year to be top-of-the-line.

Twitter's iOS 8 upgrade brings a new look for profiles

(5 hours ago)
If (for some reason) you absolutely hate how profiles look on Twitter for the iPhone, you may want to fire up the App Store and download the latest update. It comes with a brand new design for profiles, which brings your bio front and center (no more...

Researchers use cell-phone data, not precogs, to predict crime in London

(6 hours ago)
Just this year we've seen open data give rise to recreations of Denmark in Minecraft, the ability to compare cities at the same scale and also collections of geo-mapped tweets and traffic lights. But what about a practical application for all of that...

iPhone 6 Plus Teardown (iFixit)

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iFixit:iPhone 6 Plus Teardown  —  Over the years, we've seen the iPhone evolve—and grow.  It began as just the iPhone.  Soon it learned how to 3G, it gained an S (it would lose and gain this every other year), and it even learned to read fingerprints.  Years of hard work and dedication …

Apple's iPhone 6 Plus includes chips from Qualcomm, SK Hynix: iFixit

(6 hours ago)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm and SK Hynix, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday.

PlayStation Now Open Beta Comes to PS3 Today (John Koller/PlayStation.Blog)

(6 hours ago)
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:PlayStation Now Open Beta Comes to PS3 Today  —  For a little more than a month, the PlayStation Now Open Beta has allowed PS4 users to quickly access and play games from a rich and expanding library of PS3 titles directly from our cloud servers, without the need to wait for game downloads, installs, or patches.

iOS 8's 2GB download caused UK internet traffic to surge by 60%, despite slow uptake (Alex Hern/Guardian)

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Alex Hern / Guardian:iOS 8's 2GB download caused UK internet traffic to surge by 60%, despite slow uptake  —  iOS 8 causes bandwidth spikes nationwide, despite slow uptake  —  Apple's latest iOS 8 software drove internet to almost double its normal levels, yet fewer people have updated than iOS 7 a year earlier

NVIDIA's new GPU proves moon landing truthers wrong

(6 hours ago)
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there still exist some people on planet Earth who believe it's the only celestial body humanity has ever walked upon. You've heard it before -- the moon landing was a hoax, a mere TV drama produced by...

NVIDIA's latest GPU crams 4K images on 1080p displays

(7 hours ago)
Back in February, NVIDIA trotted out the very first desktop GPUs to feature its new Maxwell architecture: the GeForce GTX 750 and 750i. These entry level cards were paragons of efficiency, but they were hardly strong examples of what the company's...

Pebble update adds emoji, compass, iOS 8 support (Nate Swanner/SlashGear)

(7 hours ago)
Nate Swanner / SlashGear:Pebble update adds emoji, compass, iOS 8 support  —  Pebble owners rejoice!  The quietly awesome smartwatch has been updated, bringing in a slew of great features.  A fondly remembered watch-face is back, and Pebble gets location-aware with some new compass apps and features.

Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

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First time accepted submitter jvschwarz writes There was a time when I had rack-mount systems at home, preferring old Unix boxes, Sun-3 and early SPARC machines, but have moved to low-power machines, Raspberry Pi systems, small NAS boxes, etc. Looks like some are taking it to another level. What do other slashdotters have in their Home Datacenter? Read more of this story at Slashdot.

You got served ... on Facebook :(

(7 hours ago)
It's made you distrustful and toyed with your emotions and now a Staten Island Support Magistrate has deemed Facebook an acceptable vehicle for your legal woes. According to the New York Post,Gregory Gliedman ruled that Noel Biscocho could use the...

Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of Oracle but remains in charge (Carolyn Said/San Francisco Chronicle)

(7 hours ago)
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:Larry Ellison steps down as CEO of Oracle but remains in charge  —  Larry Ellison, a Silicon Valley pioneer known as one of its most flamboyant and aggressive leaders, stepped down as CEO of Oracle Corp. on Thursday but will remain its executive chairman and chief technology officer, the Redwood City company said.

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

(7 hours ago)
The story " A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices," posted to the wire Tuesday, incorrectly identified the titles of George Holmes, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Energous, and company CEO Steve Rizzone. The third and 10th paragraphs have been changed to correct the errors. The third paragraph now reads:

Larry Ellison's best zingers: a look back

(7 hours ago)
Few CEOs have been as consistently entertaining as Larry Ellison. Love him or hate him, you can depend on him to liven up a speech with a put-down, a faux pas or a zinger for a competitor. Reporters joke that his public relations staff must take a lot of Xanax before he takes the stage. You never know what he's going to say next.

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

(7 hours ago)
The story " A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices," posted to the wire Tuesday, incorrectly identified the titles of George Holmes, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Energous, and company CEO Steve Rizzone. The third and 10th paragraphs have been changed to correct the errors. The third paragraph now reads:

Samsung drops Knox prices and introduces Knox user portal

(7 hours ago)
Samsung on Thursday announced price reductions and updates for its Knox security and management software for IT shops and a free My Knox service that is directly available to professionals using ActiveSync.

Drag queens force Facebook to reevaluate real names

(7 hours ago)
Facebook has always been based on identity. Unlike other social networks, which let you pick pseudonyms and have varying degrees of anonymity, Facebook holds you accountable to reality. You are your name. It's how people find you. But now the network's commitment to real names is being tested--and not just by popular anonymous apps.

Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

(7 hours ago)
TwitPic, the image-hosting company that two weeks ago said it would shut down after a trademark dispute with Twitter, has apparently been acquired, keeping its service alive.

Report: Bad communication among defense agencies makes China hacks more dangerous

(7 hours ago)
It's not just the fact that China has been hacking U.S. military contractors' networks, it's that the agencies discovering the breaches and the contractors themselves haven't been telling other agencies that need to know, a U.S. Senate report says.

A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices

(7 hours ago)
The story " A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices," posted to the wire Tuesday, incorrectly identified the titles of George Holmes, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Energous, and company CEO Steve Rizzone. The third and 10th paragraphs have been changed to correct the errors. The third paragraph now reads:

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down as CEO, Catz, Hurd named co-CEOs

(7 hours ago)
It's the end of an era at Oracle, as CEO Larry Ellison has been appointed executive chairman and CTO of the vendor, with co-presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd named co-CEOs.

Imagining Apple's future digital media format

(7 hours ago)
Having a reasonably undiluted Irish heritage, I can attest that not all of us have the fabled "gift of gab." So when U2's Bono recently mentioned to Time's Catherine Mayer that the band and Apple were working on a new digital music format, you have to credit it not to his Irish origin but rather to the notion that the man's made a career of speaking his mind.

Oracle reports Q1 earnings of $2.2B, or 48 cents a share, on revenue of $8.6B (Oracle)

(7 hours ago)
Oracle:Oracle reports Q1 earnings of $2.2B, or 48 cents a share, on revenue of $8.6B  —  SaaS and PaaS Cloud Revenue Up 32%, Software and Cloud Revenue Up 6% to $6.6 Billion  —  Record Quarterly Operating Cash Flow Up 7% to $6.7 Billion  —  REDWOOD SHORES, CA — (Marketwired) — 09/18/14 …

Not all of Samsung's curved displays are gigantic

(7 hours ago)
Want a curved display from Samsung but don't quite have the scratch to bring one of its gigantic models home? Maybe try the 27-inch S27D590C monitor on for size when it releases at some ambiguous point in the future. The firm seems to be targeting...
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