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'Energy-Harvesting' Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now; China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US
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Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones   |  Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light


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'Energy-Harvesting' Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now
Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones
San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App
Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light
China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US
Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution
The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of Battlefield
First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones
How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law
Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE
Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued
Opera Releases a New Version For Linux
World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada
Long-Lasting Enzyme Chews Up Cocaine

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'Energy-Harvesting' Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now
From the stolen-goa'uld-technology department
New submitter FryingLizard (512858) writes For a while I've been following the saga of the Kickstarter "iFind" Bluetooth 4.0 tracking tag. Nothing new about such tags (there are many crowdfunded examples; some have delivered, some have...

Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones
From the carl-hiaasen-on-high-alert department
An anonymous reader writes with this news from The Independent: An American driver is facing a $48,000 fine after using a mobile signal jammer in his car to block motorists around him from using their phones on the road. Jason Humphreys reportedly...

San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App
From the no-tech-for-you department
A couple months ago, we discussed a new phone app being used in San Francisco to auction off parking spaces to the highest bidder. The city has now ordered the app makers to cease and desist, and threatened motorists with a $300 fine for each...

Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light
From the fault-is-not-in-our-stars-but-in-ourselves department
KentuckyFC writes: In the early hours of the morning on 24 February 1987, a neutrino detector deep beneath Mont Blanc in northern Italy picked up a sudden burst of neutrinos. Three hours later, neutrino detectors at two other locations picked up a...

China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US
From the wait-what department
hackingbear writes: Burdened with Alabama's highest unemployment rate, long abandoned by textile mills and furniture plants, Wilcox County, Alabama, desperately needs jobs. And the jobs are coming from China. Henan's Golden Dragon Precise Copper...

Federal Judge Rules US No-fly List Violates Constitution
From the no-wasp-list-and-no-mosquito-list-remain-unchallenged department
New submitter dmitrygr sends this news from Reuters: The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest...

The Simultaneous Rise and Decline of Battlefield
From the profit-motive department
An anonymous reader writes: Ben Kuchera at Polygon recommends against buying the upcoming Battlefield Hardline first-person shooter. Not because it's bad — in fact, he doesn't really offer an opinion on how good the game is — but...

First Phone Out of Microsoft-Nokia -- and It's an Android
From the glorious-or-inglorious? department
An anonymous reader writes BBC reports that the first phone resulting from the Microsoft-Nokia merger has been announced: the Nokia X2. And foiling everybody's ability to guess what OS it would run on, the answer is Android. But this being...

FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones
From the but-it-would-have-been-hilarious department
An anonymous reader sends this report from Ars Technica: The Federal Aviation Administration has said that online shopping powerhouse Amazon may not employ drones to deliver packages, at least not anytime soon. The revelation was buried in an FAA...

How Vacuum Tubes, New Technology Might Save Moore's Law
From the tube-computers-sound-better-too department
MojoKid (1002251) writes The transistor is one of the most profound innovations in all of human existence. First discovered in 1947, it has scaled like no advance in human history; we can pack billions of transistors into complicated processors...

Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE
From the every-greenspunned-program-eventually-sprouts-emacs department
mpicpp (3454017) writes with word that Mozilla released a full development environment integrated into Firefox (available now in nightly builds). From the announcement: Developers tell us that they are not sure how to start app development on the...

Venture-Backed Bitcoin Miner Startup Can't Deliver On Time, Gets Sued
From the but-you-promised-me-free-money department
mpicpp (3454017) points out this story illustrating the problem of betting on the differential between the price of deliverable bitcoin-mining hardware and the price of bitcoin itself: Yet another Bitcoin miner manufacturer, CoinTerra, now faces...

Opera Releases a New Version For Linux
From the not-quite-abandoned department
motang (1266566) writes "Opera released Opera 24 for Linux. Currently it is in testing (developer) mode, and only for 64-bit Ubuntu, but hey it's a start since everyone thought Linux support was abandoned. In my test it is pretty rough around the...

World's First Large-Scale Waste-to-Biofuels Facility Opens In Canada
From the powered-by-beer-cans-and-pizza-boxes department
Zothecula (1870348) writes Thanks to its extensive composting and recycling facilities, the city of Edmonton, Canada is already diverting approximately 60 percent of its municipal waste from the landfill. That figure is expected to rise to 90...

Long-Lasting Enzyme Chews Up Cocaine
From the sadly-enzymes-have-no-gums department
MTorrice (2611475) writes "Despite cocaine's undeniable destructiveness, there are no antidotes for overdoses or medications to fight addiction that directly neutralize cocaine's powerful effects. A natural bacterial enzyme, cocaine esterase,...




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