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Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 09:15 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-droids department:
An anonymous reader writes: The Wall Street Journal reports that Andy Rubin is leaving Google. Rubin co-founded Android in 2003 and stayed on when the company was acquired by Google in 2005. Rubin led Android through the acquisition of over a billion users, until 2013 when he moved to Google's robotics division. He was replaced in the Android division by Sundar Pichai, who continues in charge of that, Chrome, Google+, and many other products. Rubin's robotics role will be filled by James Kuffner. "Mr. Rubin's departure is a blow to Google's robotics efforts. However, Mr. Kuffner is experienced in the sector, having worked on human-like robot technology for over two decades, including seven years at Carnegie Mellon University and five years on Google's self-driving car project."

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The Last: Naruto the Movie trailer is here!
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 09:00 AM
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:


Naruto fans rejoice! There's finally a new trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming film, The Last: Naruto the Movie. I haven't followed the story in quite some time except for the tidbits that Josh drops me once in a while, but seeing how much they've changed the designs for Naruto makes me interested! This trailer has me feeling some excite.

The series deserves my attention in its swan song, even if I can't claim to have been a loyal fan. It sounds like there's been some really dramatic changes since I dropped out of Naruto Shippuden, and I like what I see. I'm personally hoping the movie is canon, and ties into the end of the series itself, putting a few final answers to some pretty big questions. The Last: Naruto the Movie will hit theatres in Japan on December 6th.



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By DESTRO from TFW2005:
Thanks too Lunar Toy Store 3rd Party TFC Toys Prometheus "Defensor" will be in-hand and on sale with limited availability so get there early if your looking to pick this up for your X-mas shopping!

New Jersey Collectors Con Fall Show Date November 9th 2014!

Holiday Inn – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, November 9th, 2014

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

9AM EARLY BIRD COFFEE MUG MARVEL SPIDER-MAN MUG

9AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

9AM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SUNSTORM

10AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver, Fig-O-Tor and NIGHT MORDLE PRIZE PACKAGE

10AM TRANSFORMERS DELUX EVAC UNIVERSAL STUDIOS EXCLUSIVE

11AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

11AM NECA 1994 Godzilla!

11AM G.I. JOE NIGHT FORCE NIGHT BOOMER

12PM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE PROWL

12PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

1PM DC COLLECTIBLES BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET!

1PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

2PM SDCC 2014 STAR WARS BLACK SERIES JABBA THE HUTT

2PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

3PM LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES BATMAN TUMBLER 76023!

3PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE

3:30PM NJCC MEGA DOOR PRIZE MTCM-03 QUANTRON BOX SET

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Facebook Sets Up Shop On Tor
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 08:30 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's mixing-privacy-with-antiprivacy department:
itwbennett writes: Assuming that people who use the anonymity network want to also use Facebook, the social network has made its site available on Tor, Facebook software engineer Alec Muffett said in a post on Friday. Facebook also decided to encrypt the connection between clients and its server with SSL, providing an SSL certificate for Facebook's onion address. This was done both for internal technical reasons and as a way for users to verify Facebook's ownership of the onion address. Since it is still an experiment, Facebook hopes to improve the service and said it would share lessons learned about scaling and deploying services via an onion address over time.

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MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 07:45 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's preemptive-piracy-panic department:
An anonymous reader writes: The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the National Association of Theater Owners, have banned Google Glass and similar devices from being in movie theaters. They said, "As part of our continued efforts to ensure movies are not recorded in theaters, however, we maintain a zero-tolerance policy toward using any recording device while movies are being shown. As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time. Individuals who fail or refuse to put the recording devices away may be asked to leave." This is a change from the MPAA's stance earlier this year that Glass was "no threat" in terms of copyright infringement. A spokesman said the ban is geared toward combating more sophisticated wearables in the future.

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By Sol Fury from TFW2005:
Transformers Asia have updated with details of the bonus accessory promotion which will accompany the release of their Masterpiece Megatron - Gold Version. The gold Masterpiece Megatron will be accompanied by a die-cast, non-transforming mini-Reflector camera accessory! It's a pretty neat accessory and marks yet another raising of the bar for the Asia exclusive Transformers releases.

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Breaching Air-Gap Security With Radio
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 07:00 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's hitting-you-where-you-live department:
An anonymous reader writes: Security researcher Mordechai Guri with the guidance of Prof. Yuval Elovici from the cyber security labs at Ben-Gurion University in Israel presented at MALCON 2014 a breakthrough method ("AirHopper") for leaking data from an isolated computer to a mobile phone without the presence of a network. In highly secure facilities the assumption today is that data can not leak outside of an isolated internal network. It is called air-gap security. AirHopper demonstrates how the computer display can be used for sending data from the air-gapped computer to a near by smartphone. The published paper and a demonstration video are at the link.

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A Daily Dose of Music: AKB48 Team Surprise
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 07:00 AM
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:


After the last few line-up changes, my interest in AKB48 really took a nose dive. Once the ladies who I grew to love moved on, my interest in the super ground slowly dropped off. Well, to my surprise, the AKB48 sub group, AKB48 Team Surprise has resurfaced.

The line-up was originally put together to promote the team's Pachinko game, and as far as I knew, it faded away. As you can see they are back, and they are packing serious fire power by bringing along my favorite former AKB48 member, Mariko Shinoda. I don't actually know what the arrangement is, but I do know I enjoy Saigo ni Ice Milk wo Nonda no wa Itsudarou? (Bara no Gishiki.)

Whew, that is a long title! It is a very sweet ballad though, and I hope we see more of Miss Shinoda in the future.



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By Soulskill from Slashdot's gigabit-off-more-than-they-could-chew department:
An anonymous reader writes: When news broke last week that the Hungarian government was planning to tax internet traffic at a rate of about 62 cents per gigabyte, people on the internet were outraged. But it went beyond that: there were protests in the streets in Hungary, and the European Union warned against the plan. Now, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has put the plans on hold, saying, "This tax in its current form cannot be introduced." It's not completely dead — Orban has planned consultations over the next year to look for other ways to tax revenue generated over the internet.

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Happy Halloween from Japanator!
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 06:00 AM
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:


Happy Halloween to all of our awesome readers. I know things have been a bit unstable around the site as we make some changes, but you can definitely look forward to some great treats in the upcoming few weeks. No tricks, I promise. Well... I can't control Salvador's pranking ways, so if he does something it's not on me.

To celebrate this day of costumes and scares, I wanted to share one of my all time favorite videos of when Morning Musume all sit around and watch the classic Japanese horror film, The Ring. I still crack up every time I see this!

So wether you are curling up to an old episode of Hellsing, or throwing on your Colossal Titan mask for a night out --make sure you have a great evening. We look forward to you visiting us again soon!

<3 Hiroko



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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 05:45 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's we-are-the-1% department:
StartsWithABang writes: We like to think of our Solar System as typical: a central star with a number of planets — some gas giants and some rocky worlds — in orbit around it. Yes, there's some variety, with binary or trinary star systems and huge variance in the masses of the central star being common ones, but from a planetary point of view, our Solar System is a rarity. Even though there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy for planets to orbit, there are most likely around a quadrillion planets in our galaxy, total, with only a few trillion of them orbiting stars at most. Now that we've finally detected the first of these, we have an excellent idea that this picture is the correct one: most planets in the Universe are homeless. Now, thank your lucky star!"

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Microsoft Enters the Wearables Market With 'Band'
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 05:00 AM
By Soulskill from Slashdot's competing-for-the-forearm department:
Microsoft has announced the availability of "Microsoft Band," a wearable device that goes on the wrist. It's designed to do health- and fitness-related tasks, like monitoring heart rate and how well a wearer sleeps, and its on-board GPS lets users map their run/bike routes. The company says Band plays nicely with iOS and Android devices in addition to Windows phones. It also has full support for viewing phone notifications and calendar alerts, and a built-in microphone enables queries through the Cortana personal assistant software. The display is rectangular, 11mm x 33mm (0.43" x 1.3"), and has a resolution of 320x106. They claim a battery life of 48 hours, with a charge time of 1.5 hours or less. The device costs $200.

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Another Resident Evil remaster is on its way
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 05:00 AM
By Hiroko Yamamura from Japanator:


There's no doubt that I love me some Resident Evil. When the game first debuted on the Playstation system ages ago, I was so in love with the game. It's cheesy acting, truly scary moments, and amazing graphics blew me away. It really was the game that kick started the survival horror genre.

Since then, the formula has gotten a bit stale, and these constant remakes are not really working for me. Sure, some games work when uprezzed to HD, but I feel like the Gamecube remake was really enough. However, there must be a lot of nostalgic folks out there, as Capcom is set to release another HD remake of the classic game.

There is supposed to be revamped controls and outfits as well. As you might have guessed, I'm probably going to skip this 2015 release, but who knows? I might suddenly get a hankering for some green herb.



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By samzenpus from Slashdot's use-your-words department:
ewhac writes: "I'm probably going to deeply deeply regret this, but every time a story appears here mentioning systemd, a 700-comment thread of back-and-forth bickering breaks out which is about as informative as an old Bud Light commercial, and I don't really learn anything new about the subject. My gut reaction to systemd is (currently) a negative one, and it's very easy to find screeds decrying systemd on the net. However, said screeds haven't been enough to prevent its adoption by several distros, which leads me to suspect that maybe there's something worthwhile there that I haven't discovered yet. So I thought it might be instructive to turn the question around and ask the membership about what makes systemd good. However, before you stab at the "Post" button, there are some rules...

Bias Disclosure: I currently dislike systemd because — without diving very deeply into the documentation, mind — it looks and feels like a poorly-described, gigantic mess I know nothing about that seeks to replace other poorly-described, smaller messes which I know a little bit about. So you will be arguing in that environment."

Nice Things About systemd Rules:

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Post each new Nice Thing as a new post, not as a reply to another post. This will let visitors skim the base level of comments for things that interest them, rather than have to dive through a fractally expanding tree of comments looking for things to support/oppose. It will also make it easier to follow the next rule:

Avoid duplication; read the entire base-level of comments before adding a new Nice Thing. Someone may already have mentioned your Nice Thing. Add your support/opposition to that Nice Thing there, rather than as a new post.

Only one concrete Nice Thing about systemd per base-level post. Keep the post focused on a single Nice Thing systemd does. If you know of multiple distinct things, write multiple distinct posts.
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
Posted by News Fetcher on October 31 '14 at 01:45 AM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's looking-at-the-numbers department:
HughPickens.com writes We know that about 10 million more people have insurance coverage this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act but until now it has been difficult to say much about who was getting that Obamacare coverage — where they live, their age, their income and other such details. Now Kevin Quealy and Margot Sanger-Katz report in the NYT that a new data set is providing a clearer picture of which people gained health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The data is the output of a statistical model based on a large survey of adults and shows that the law has done something rather unusual in the American economy this century: It has pushed back against inequality, essentially redistributing income — in the form of health insurance or insurance subsidies — to many of the groups that have fared poorly over the last few decades. The biggest winners from the law include people between the ages of 18 and 34; blacks; Hispanics; and people who live in rural areas. The areas with the largest increases in the health insurance rate, for example, include rural Arkansas and Nevada; southern Texas; large swaths of New Mexico, Kentucky and West Virginia; and much of inland California and Oregon.

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