It's Not Developers Slowing Things Down, It's the Process

Software engineers understand the pace of writing code, but frequently managers don't. One line of code might take 1 minute, and another line of code might take 1 day. But generally, everything averages out, and hitting your goals is more a function of properly setting your goals than of coding quickly or slowly.… Read More

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:50 am

Google Launches Service To Replace Web Ads With Subscriptions

Everyone understands by now that ads fund most of the sites on the web. Other sites have put up paywalls or started subscription bonuses, with varying success. Google, one of the web's biggest ad providers, saw a problem with that: it's a huge pain for readers to manage subscriptions for all the sites they visit —… Read More

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 10:08 am

Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

After losing its Supreme Court case in June and briefly attempting to transform itself into a cable company, Aereo is now filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Their service worked by letting people stream over-the-air television to their internet-connected devices. The content industry pushed back, and though Aereo argued… Read More

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 9:25 am

Microsoft Rolls Out Robot Security Guards

Microsoft is testing a group of five robot security guards. They contain a sophisticated sensor suite that includes 360-degree HD video, thermal imaging, night vision, LIDAR, and audio recorders. They can also detect various chemicals and radiation signatures, and do some rudimentary behavioral analysis on people they… Read More

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 8:47 am

Leaked Documents Show EU Council Presidency Wants To Impair Net Neutrality

The advocacy group "European Digital Rights" (EDRi) reports on leaked documents proposed by the Presidency of the council of the EU (currently held by Italy), which plans to remove vital parts from the telecommunications package that introduced net neutrality. The changes include removing the definition of "net neutrality" and… Read More

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:53 am

Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

A Swedish court rejected an appeal by Julian Assange to revoke a detention order issued over allegations of sexual assault. "In the view of the Court of Appeal there is no reason to set aside the detention solely because Julian Assange is in an embassy and the detention order cannot be enforced at present for that… Read More

Posted on 21 November 2014 | 7:05 am