Publication: ArsTechnica

First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

There’s not a creativity deficit in science

Not so long ago, on a website not so far away, an opinion was expressed : creativity was being suppressed in science. On the surface, the statistics support this: younger researchers are getting progressively less of the funding. Older researchers, it ... [Published ArsTechnica - 11 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Swedish voter uses JavaScript code as write-in candidate

ValmyndighetenSwedish democracy had its latest workout last Sunday, September 14, with the election of members to the national parliament (Riksdag), county council assemblies, and municipal assemblies. While established political parties drew most of ... [Published ArsTechnica - 13 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Gamestop execs “very bullish” on reselling consoles’ used DLC

The doors to the 2014 GameStop Expo held in Anaheim, CA last week. Last week, during the third annual GameStop Expo, executives at the nation's leading game-focused retailer met with Ars behind the expo's floor of playable game kiosks to detail their plans ... [Published ArsTechnica - 15 hours ago]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Texas man must pay $40.4M for running Bitcoin-based scam, court rules

Further Reading Texas man raised over $4.5M in Bitcoin Ponzi scheme, feds allegeBitcoin Savings and Trust promised a 7 percent return—then shut down in August 2012.A federal judge in Texas has convicted a local man of conducting a massive Bitcoin-based ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

A not-so-friendly reminder from the gov’t: Yelp is not for kids

In some ways, the modern Internet is a Wild West in terms of privacy. Internet companies collect and share heaps of data from adults, but getting the same data from kids—even a few of them, even by mistake—can land them in hot water.This week, Yelp  agreed ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

US courts agree to restore 10 years of deleted online public records

The US bureaucracy agreed Friday to restore a decade's worth of electronic federal court documents that were deleted last month from online viewing because of an upgrade to a computer database known as PACER.The move by the Administrative Office of the ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Bendy silicon is sensitive enough to register a falling virus

The lasers involved look nothing like these. NRELOne of the side benefits of the smartphone generation is that there is lots of interest in making new and better sensors. The current generation of smartphones comes equipped with accelerometers, gyroscopes, ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Alibaba raises over $21 billion, making it the biggest IPO ever in the US

Charles ChanWhen Alibaba stopped trading its shares on Friday, the Chinese e-commerce company had officially logged the biggest Initial Public Offering (IPO) in US history, raising $21.8 billion in its first day on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft—and a bunch of politicians—support AT&T’s purchase of DirecTV

bfishadow/ FlickrCustomers, consumer advocacy groups, and small cable companies are speaking out against AT&T’s proposed purchase of DirecTV.But just as Comcast was able to claim broad support for its Time Warner Cable merger, AT&T has plenty of moneyed ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Facebook changes news feed algorithm to favor more news

Facebook's News Feed pays attention to trending topics, right, but news feeds have lately seemed to be lacking in news.Following criticism of the lack of current events in Facebook news feeds, Facebook has announced tweaks to its algorithms meant to help ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft’s second round of layoffs: 2100 jobs cut, Silicon Valley lab closed

Microsoft has made its next set of layoffs, continuing the downsizing announced in July . Some 2,100 jobs have been cut worldwide, with 747 of those in the company's home state of Washington.CEO Satya Nadella plans to shrink the company by about 18,000 ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Price slowly rising on carbon emissions in US cap-and-trade states

New York, one of the RGGI states, has nearly two Gigawatts of installed wind capacity. NY Department of Environmental ConservationEconomists and policymakers frequently talk about the "social cost of carbon"—the price that society as a whole pays for ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]

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...going forward is [this]: 'Is the value of a digital game less than the value of a physical game?'" Executive Vice President Mike Hogan told Ars.  "If you can’t trade in a digital game—which you can’t, at this point in time, but maybe you can in the future—there’s less residual value."
...In a statement at the time, the SEC said Shavers "raised at least 700,000 Bitcoin in BTCST investments, which amounted to more than $4.5 million based onon the average price of Bitcoin in 2011 and 2012 when the investments were offered and sold."
...8 billion in its first day on the New York Stock Exchange. The company's earnings give it a market capitalization of over $200 billion, "putting it among the 20 biggest companies by market cap in the US" the Wall Street Journal notes

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There’s not a creativity deficit in science [Published ArsTechnica - 11 hours ago]
Swedish voter uses JavaScript code as write-in ... [Published ArsTechnica - 13 hours ago]
Gamestop execs “very bullish” on reselling cons... [Published ArsTechnica - 15 hours ago]
Bendy silicon is sensitive enough to register a... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 20 2014]
Texas man must pay $40.4M for running Bitcoin-b... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
Alibaba raises over $21 billion, making it the ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
US courts agree to restore 10 years of deleted ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
A not-so-friendly reminder from the gov’t: Yelp... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
Microsoft—and a bunch of politicians—support AT... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 19 2014]
Price slowly rising on carbon emissions in US c... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
Microsoft’s second round of layoffs: 2100 jobs ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
“Scan-to-email” patent troll loses its lawsuit ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
Facebook changes news feed algorithm to favor m... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
Time dilation measured at 40 percent of the spe... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 18 2014]
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MIT researchers take cheetah robot out for a ru... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 15 2014]
Apple sends OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 out to ... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 15 2014]
Don’t buy the Apple Watch version 1.0 [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 15 2014]
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A closer look at the space shuttle that never g... [Published ArsTechnica - Sep 14 2014]
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