Android Users Get Some Love: FL Studio Mobile Now on Android, Too (And PC)

FL Studio on iOS is one of the nicer, more full-featured production suites out there. And iOS users now get Universal support (so yo don’t have to buy iPhone and iPad apps separately), iPhone 5 display support, Audiobus input and output, multitrack recording, Dropbox import and export and enhanced zipped-up exports of whole projects, and … Continue reading

Motion Time Lapser Generates Time Lapses From Folders of Photos

Windows: Time lapse videos can be stunning, but they aren’t very easy to make, at least not well. Motion Time Lapser is a unique Windows app that automatically crops photos for use in time lapses, complete with advanced panning and rotation animations. More » via Lifehacker http://lifehacker.com/5994576/motion-time-lapser-generates-advanced-time-lapses-from-folders-of-photos

China Behind 96% of All Cyber-Espionage Data Breaches, Verizon Report Claims

colinneagle writes “Verizon’s 2013 Data Breach Investigation Report is out and includes data gathered by its own forensics team and data breach info from 19 partner organizations worldwide. China was involved in 96% of all espionage data-breach incidents, most often targeting manufacturing, professional and transportation industries, the report claims. The assets China targeted within those … Continue reading

Dropcam CEO’s Beef With Brogramming and Free Dinners

waderoush writes “Plenty of technology companies serve free breakfast, lunch, and dinner to their employees, but Dropcam CEO Greg Duffy says that’s a form of mind control designed to get people to to work late. To keep employees happy, Duffy says, it’s better to make them go home to their families for dinner. Some other … Continue reading

BitTorrent’s Secure Dropbox Alternative Goes Public

Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and Mega are just a few examples of the many file-storage and backup services that are available today. All these services rely on external cloud based hosting to back up and store files. This means that you have to trust these companies with your personal and confidential files, and that … Continue reading

BeagleBone Black Released With 1GHz Cortex-A8 For Only $45

DeviceGuru tipped us to the release of the latest single board computer from Beagle Board. It’s been two years since the previous BeagleBone was released, and today they’ve released the BeagleBone Black (including full hardware schematics) at a price competitive with the Raspberry Pi ($10 more, but it comes with a power brick). Powered by … Continue reading

Privacy Groups Attack UK ISPs ‘Collusion’ With Government Snooping

judgecorp writes “Privacy groups have accused British ISPs of a ‘conspiracy of silence’ over the impact of the UK government;s proposed Communications Data Bill or ‘Snooper’s Charter.’ The letter accuses the SPs of allowing themselves to be ‘co-opted as an arm of the state’ — and of not telling their customers what they are up … Continue reading

Harvard/MIT Student Creates GPU Database, Hacker-Style

First time accepted submitter IamIanB writes “Harvard Middle Eastern Studies student Todd Mostak’s first tangle with big data didn’t go well; trying to process and map 40 million geolocated tweets from the Arab Spring uprising took days. So while taking a database course across town at MIT, he developed a massively parallel database that uses … Continue reading

The Pirate Bay Now Accepts Bitcoin Donations

In a few months time The Pirate Bay turns 10 years old, a milestone that will be celebrated with a massive party in the Swedish city of Stockholm. All this time the BitTorrent site has relied on banner advertisements and has never accepted money from the public. There was the Sealand money drive, and occasionally … Continue reading

Some Windows XP Users Can’t Afford To Upgrade

colinneagle writes “During a recent trip to an eye doctor, I noticed that she was still using Windows XP. After I suggested that she might need to upgrade soon, she said she couldn’t because she couldn’t afford the $10,000 fee involved with the specialty medical software that has been upgraded for Windows 7. Software written … Continue reading