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Predatory Journals Hit By "Star Wars" Sting

intellitech quotes an article from Discover’s Neuroskeptic blog: A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper…an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. I know because I...

Watch Deadpool go full merc in Marvel Powers United VR

Prepare your best superhero landing; Deadpool is coming to Marvel Powers United VR. Oculus Studios and Sanzaru Games’ four player co-op superhero sim was announced at D23 last weekend but with just three confirmed...

Top 10 best business apps for iPhone

Top 10 best business apps for iPhone

When Apple launched the game-changing iPhone, many people in the business world – including Microsoft's CEO at the time, Steve Ballmer – sneered at it. It didn't have a keyboard, was expensive, and didn't...

Disastrous ‘Pokemon Go’ Event Leads To Mass Refunds

thegarbz writes: A Pokemon Go Fest hosted in Chicago and attended by between 15-20,000 people has ended in disaster. The event was plagued by logistical issues resulting in 3+ hour long delays getting into...

Automatic Phone Dialer Illuminates Inner Workings

Automatic Phone Dialer Illuminates Inner Workings

The invention of the transistor ushered in a lot of technologies that we now take for granted, and one of the less-thought-about areas that it improved living conditions worldwide was by making the touch-tone...

AWS Release Lambda@Edge, Enabling Node.js Functions To Execute At The Edge Alongside CloudFront CDN

AWS Release Lambda@Edge, Enabling Node.js Functions To Execute At The Edge Alongside CloudFront CDN

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released Lambda@Edge as generally available, allowing customers to run Node.js Lambda functions “at the edge” across AWS point-of-presence locations globally, which can enable dynamic response to end users with...

Spotify is being hit with yet another two lawsuits involving copyright infringement

Spotify is being hit with yet another two lawsuits involving copyright infringement

Spotify settled a $200 million class-action lawsuit from songwriters for $43 million, but the company is far from out of the woods. Two new lawsuits were launched earlier this week in Nashville, Tennessee. The post...

Nexus 6P Bootloop Fix Has Been Found, Makes Your Phone Use 4 Cores

Nexus 6P Bootloop Fix Has Been Found, Makes Your Phone Use 4 Cores

Have you been affected by the Nexus 6P‘s infamous “Bootloop of Death”? If you are one of the unlucky few with a Nexus 6P tucked away in some drawer, you’ll be happy to know...

LG anuncia o LG Q8, versão compacta do LG V20

LG anuncia o LG Q8, versão compacta do LG V20

A LG que recentemente anunciou o Q6, versão mini do LG G6, traz agora o LG Q8, versão compacta do LG V20, conhecido pelo seu conceito de duas telas. Além da principal, há uma...

How to record your Gear VR gameplay

How to record your Gear VR gameplay

Recording and sharing your Gear VR gameplay is easier than you think. So you’ve got your Gear VR, and you’ve been enjoying the games and apps you can access on it. The time has...

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Sun-defying tents, bee monitors, dream masks

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Sun-defying tents, bee monitors, dream masks

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can’t buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post...

Marvel’s new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer features a chatty Hulk and the return of Loki

Marvel’s new ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trailer features a chatty Hulk and the return of Loki

Marvel Studios released a new Thor: Ragnarok trailer during its San Diego Comic-Con movie panel, and it features Hulk and the Asgardian god of thunder getting philosophical about their partnership. The post Marvel's new...

8 must-have portable tech gadgets you can score for cheap right now

8 must-have portable tech gadgets you can score for cheap right now

Electronics are only getting smaller, so if you’re looking for some tiny tech gadgets to add to your everyday carry, we’ve rounded up eight of our top picks available on Amazon right now that...

Google is trying again to cut down on YouTube comment spam

Google is trying again to cut down on YouTube comment spam

Dive into the comments below any YouTube video and it's not always the most pleasant of reading experiences, but the site is introducing new measures to try and cut down on the number of...

20 excelentes promoções de passagens aéreas para você aproveitar hoje!

20 excelentes promoções de passagens aéreas para você aproveitar hoje!

Hoje é o último dia para participar do sorteio de … Continuar lendo 20 excelentes promoções de passagens aéreas para você aproveitar hoje! (para ler a notícia completa clique no título) Source

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ TV series: Everything we know so far

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ TV series: Everything we know so far

Before Star Trek returns to television with Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access and Netflix later this year, we’ll get you up to speed with everything there is to know about the series...

College Students Are Flocking To Computer Science Majors

Slashdot reader dcblogs writes: Enrollments in Computer Science are on a hockey stick trajectory and show no signs of slowing down. Stanford University declared computer science enrollments, for instance, went from 87 in the...

Get a rechargeable Saberlight Plasma lighter for only $15.95

Get a rechargeable Saberlight Plasma lighter for only $15.95

It’s the 21st century, why the heck are you still using traditional flame lighters? Electricity-generated plasma beams are much hotter and cleaner than a butane flame, plus it’s also windproof and splash proof so...

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

40 Quotes that Will Calm Your Mind When You’re at a Crossroads

It happens to all of us gradually as we live and grow.  We discover more about who we are and the way life really is, and then we realize there are some changes we...

Best MicroSD Card For Android

Best MicroSD Card For Android

Best overall Best value — capacity Best value — speed Best balanced Best top-tier Samsung EVO+ 256GB See at Amazon Samsung’s very-highest-of-the-high-end microSD card isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s the priciest on this list....

Moto Z2 Force Likely to be Offered Across All Four Major Carriers in the US

Moto Z2 Force Likely to be Offered Across All Four Major Carriers in the US

Carrier exclusive devices are a dying breed, but one that seemingly is not dying quick enough. There was a point in the history of Android where many OEMs had to side and settle with one...

Quantum Particles In Motion Can Still Travel Backwards

Quantum particles have a unique ability to travel in the opposite direction from their momentum. Or, as slew (Slashdot reader #2,918) puts it, “When pushed, quantum particles can fight back.” slew writes: Who knew...

How to Protect Your High Profile WordPress Website from Attacks

How to Protect Your High Profile WordPress Website from Attacks

The need for WordPress security is growing at an accelerating rate. Reports say that WordPress sites experience 90,978 attacks per minute. Since its release, WordPress has patched more than 2,450 vulnerabilities. In addition to...

Niantic apologizes for technical issues at Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago

Niantic apologizes for technical issues at Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago

Niantic Labs apologized for the technical problems that players had at Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago on Saturday, and it will offer a full refund to those who attended. As the company held a...

The Difference Between SOA and Microservices?

The Difference Between SOA and Microservices?

RedMonk’s Stephen O’Grady has entered the debate on SOA versus microservices and agrees with many others that the size of a service is neither a necessary nor sufficient differentiation. By Mark Little Source