An anonymous reader writes: All news outlets are breaking the story of 11 officers shot from two elevated positions during an evening protest in Dallas. The protest was organized following killings of black men by police in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis earlier.
johnsnails writes: We are excited to announce that Magento 2.0, our next-generation digital commerce platform, is now available. What’s New in Magento 2.0? Magento 2.0 builds on our open source heritage and provides unmatched flexibility to help you quickly create innovative shopping experiences tailored precisely to your business. The out-of-the-box performance is significantly faster, enabling you to meet rising consumer expectations. You will also appreciate the streamlined checkout experience, new product video feature, and responsive reference themes, all designed to increase engagement, conversion rates and sales.
An all-new, intuitive Admin user interface and efficient business user tools accelerate ramp-up time and increase productivity and agility for your entire team. Plus, you get access to a full roadmap of new features and functionality that will only be available on the Magento 2.0 platform.
johnsnails writes: Australian Feliks Zemdegs has taken the Rubik's Cube world title for the second straight time at the 2015 World Championship finals, which reunited the world's meanest "speedcubers" in Sao Paulo.
The 19-year-old completed the traditional 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube with a staggering average of 7.56 seconds and best score of 5.695 seconds, narrowly missing the world record of 5.25 seconds held by American Collin Burns.
Dallas Buyers Club LLC has requested that iiNet (and a few other Australian ISPs) divulge the identity of customers whose IP addresses were found to have shared the film Dallas Buyers Club illegally.
The company owns the rights to the movie and identified a total of 4726 IP addresses that engaged in the illegal activity. Federal Court Justice Nye Perram’s verdict is due to be handed down at 2:15pm today.
While iiNet challenged the request, if successful, the suit could result in thousands of Australians being sued for copyright breaches. The watershed case will set a precedent for Australian ISP’s and will have a major impact on the behaviour of pirates.
johnsnails writes: KEVIN Rudd has conceded defeat to Tony Abbott in the election and said he will not recontest the Labor leadership. Mr Rudd called on the nation to unite behind Mr Abbott as prime minister. “As Prime Minister of Australia I wish him well now in the high office of Australian prime minister.” “Tonight is the time to unite as the great Australian nation. Because whatever our politics may be we are all first and foremost Australian.
johnsnails writes: RESEARCHERS have managed to easily hack the building management system of Google's Sydney headquarters.
The researchers from security firm Cylance were able to obtain the password for the control system for the waterfront Pyrmont office, where it could access the system that controls alarms and other building services.
johnsnails writes: We are very pleased to announce that Yii 2 is now available for public preview at GitHub. This is a major milestone during the Yii 2 development which was started more than two years ago and has since undergone complete rewrite.
Note that Yii 2 is still under heavy development. We may introduce significant changes without prior notices. So please do not use it for production.
johnsnails writes: AROUND 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, the campus newspaper reports.
The Harvard Crimson quoted an email from Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith that said more than half of the cases heard by administrators in the scandal, which erupted last year, had resulted in suspension orders.
An anonymous reader writes: Figures from the past two Cisco broadband forecasts show that the Coalition's Fibre To The Node plans won't work — 4G, existing copper cables and HFC aren't fast enough. The traffic growth is enormous and the average internet speed in 2016 will need to be 36Mbps. The existing infrastructure will be overwhelmed within four years.
johnsnails writes: "A GERMAN 16-year-old has become the first person to solve a mathematical problem posed by Sir Isaac Newton more than 300 years ago. Shouryya Ray worked out how to calculate exactly the path of a projectile under gravity and subject to air resistance, The (London) Sunday Times reported. The Indian-born teen said he solved the problem that had stumped mathematicians for centuries while working on a school project.