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+ - Chinese Appliances are Shipping with Malware-Distributing WiFi Chips->

Submitted by tomgnds
tomgnds (3417201) writes "There has been a surprising lack of outrage in the USA about the NSA scandal. Part of this is probably because many Americans feel that lots of countries are spying on us. Here is an article based on a new story out of Russia that would seem to confirm those feelings; that though the NSA is spying, other countries, like China are doing it as well."
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+ - Intel ready to fabricate ARM chips->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The Great alliance between the technology leader in chip manufacturing and the chief architect of most processors for mobile devices seems to be emerging. A first step has been found at the forum ARM developers."
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+ - Amazon Opens Up Storefront For Home Automation->

Submitted by kkleiner
kkleiner (1468647) writes "If you've spent years envying high-tech cribs where automated lighting, locks, and electronics are standard but you didn't know how to get started, Amazon's got your back. The company recently set up a designated storefront for all things related to home automation. While many of the products aren't necessarily new, providing a one-stop shopping spot and a handy "getting started" guide shows that Amazon continues to go after dollars from the niche DIY techy types, just as it did with a 3D printing storefront released a few months ago."
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+ - FreeBSD, Ubuntu Offer Same NVIDIA OpenGL Support As Windows->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "There's some good news if you use NVIDIA graphics on (Ubuntu) Linux or FreeBSD with their binary graphics driver: the OpenGL performance is comparable to Windows 8. Unfortunately, that's not the same for Intel graphics and AMD doesn't even offer a Catalyst driver for FreeBSD. FreeBSD offers a binary Linux compatibility layer to run games at the same (or better) performance as Linux, but unfortunately it's capped to running Linux x86 binaries and NVIDIA is the only GPU vendor with proper BSD graphics driver support."
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+ - Declassified Docs Show NSA Snooping Had 'Compliance' Problems->

Submitted by cold fjord
cold fjord (826450) writes "More on the NSA controversy. The Washington Times reports, "Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. on Wednesday declassified three documents that showed there have been “a number of technical compliance problems” with the government’s phone-snooping program, as the Obama administration fights to preserve what it says is a critical tool in the war on terror. The documents lay out the administration’s legal backing of the National Security Agency snooping program, and give some broad details of the operation. One of the documents is a secret court order authorizing the NSA program. ... the other documents are heavily redacted 2009 and 2011 reports to members of the congressional intelligence committees about the use of the programs, where the intelligence community acknowledges “a number of technical compliance problems” occurred in 2009. “However, neither DOJ, NSA nor the FISA court has found any intentional or bad-faith violations,” the 2011 document asserts. ""
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+ - Government Study Finds TSA Misconduct up 26% in 3 years->

Submitted by rullywowr
rullywowr (1831632) writes "CNN reports that a recent government study finds TSA misconduct has risen sharply in three years. Most have heard of the problems such as stealing however they recently report that some employees are sleeping on the job, taking bribes, and letting friends/family through the checkpoints without screening."
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Comment: Re:t-mobile is the best low cost carrier (Score 1) 207

by healyp (#44424823) Attached to: Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers
I would check the local coverage maps before you make that decision. I have T-Mobile and their coverage is still awful outside of the big cities.

They are by far the cheapest big name provider. I have a $30 unlimited data/text + 100 voice minute pre-paid plan. At .10/min after that you could go over by another 150 minutes and still come in cheaper than the next cheapest option, or supplement with Hangouts/Skype/etc. and not go over at all.

None of the other providers comes close to the price, I have a Nexus 4 so I only have GSM to choose from AT&T's offering is not unlimited, it only includes 2GB of (if you don't add any more with a data package) and that's $60/mo, A comparable Simple Mobile plan(unlimited, first 4GB at 4G) it's $60 Straight Talk has an "unlimited web access" plan for $45, still more expensive than the $30 with T-Mo.

But again, my phone becomes almost completely unusable anywhere outside of the NYC Metro or inside a big building since the T-Mo frequencies don't penetrate buildings well.

+ - Disruptive $19/month VOIP mobile phone service->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "It's odd that this never seems to have hit Slashdot, but a company was started about a year ago to offer a new brand of mobile phone service that focused on you using your phone over wireless while using VOIP. Downsides? You can only use one phone and to get the $19 rate you have to buy that phone outright. Also, there's no call center, just a forum where other users post. And, you should use wireless whenever possible or the company makes you feel bad by comparing you against the rest of their "community."

But, then, you can leave whenever you want, you get "unlimitted" voice, data, and text for a % of what other people tend to pay. Future, or just a gimmick?"

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+ - How one software developer lived entirely on Android->

Submitted by colinneagle
colinneagle (2544914) writes "Bryan Lunduke took on another challenge recently, trying to conduct all of his daily work-related tasks (from writing to designing a comic to software development) exclusively on Android platforms. Surprisingly, it worked out pretty well.

The writing and design processes were pretty easy — Photoshop Touch and Google Drive on a Nexus 7 tablet. For software development, it got a little more tricky, involving a remote desktop, a virtual private server, and a mouse-and-keyboard connected to the Nexus. While he admits that using a remote desktop maybe considered cutting corners, he still gets to program on a mobile device, and that was the point in the first place."

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