| Gaming Board|| The International Dota 2 championships will be broadcasted on ESPN 2 and 3 - Cs on 7/17/14 at 3:15 pm|
[quote]Valve today announced that coverage of The International Dota 2 Championships will be presented in collaboration with ESPN on its live multi-screen sports network, ESPN3. In addition, an exclusive show previewing the final match will be presented on ESPN2 on Sunday at 8:30 pm Pacific. Live ac...
| O-T Lounge|| Meta-analysis - Organic crops contain more antioxidants, less cadmium/pesticides - Cs on 7/14/14 at 11:36 am|
[quote]A comprehensive review of earlier studies found substantially higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits, vegetables and grains compared with conventionally grown produce.
“It shows very clearly how you grow your food has an impact,” said Carlo Leifert, ...
| Tech Board|| Democrats unveil legislation forcing the FCC to ban Internet "fast" lanes - Cs on 6/17/14 at 4:14 pm|
[quote]Democratic lawmakers will unveil a piece of bicameral legislation Tuesday that would force the Federal Communications Commission to ban fast lanes on the Internet.
The proposal, put forward by Senate Judiciary Committee chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), requires...
| Gaming Board|| IGN's Destiny video preview - "The more I play it, the more I start to love it." - Cs on 6/10/14 at 3:22 pm|
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heEl5TU55FY)]Settings and Control schemes[/link]
| Tech Board|| Amazon teasing an entirely new device set for an unveiling on June 18th - Cs on 6/4/14 at 3:31 pm|
[quote]Amazon will launch a new product later this month, and it's promising that it'll be something pretty exciting. Company CEO Jeff Bezos will unveil the new product at an event in Seattle on June 18th, and Amazon has begun...
| Political Talk|| Fox News panel attacks and mocks Neil deGrasse Tyson - Cs on 6/4/14 at 3:23 pm|
[quote]I HATE this guy. [/quote]
[quote]White liberal nerds love this guy so much[/quote]
[quote]He's drunk with adulation[/quote]
[quote]He's a racist[/quote]
[quote]He won't shut up about creationists[/quote]
| Tech Board|| FCC's comment page crashes after John Oliver's rant on net neutrality - Cs on 6/3/14 at 12:19 pm|
[quote]Some of us quickly speculated that the two things were related, while some publications have simply assumed without question that it was Oliver's pleas that brought the system down. To some extent I hope that's the case, though I do fear a bit th...
| Tech Board|| Microsoft’s smartwatch will track your heart rate and sync with your smartphone - Cs on 5/29/14 at 2:41 pm|
With the iWatch and a multitude of Android smartwatches releasing this year, I doubt Microsoft waits until 2015 to get this on the market.
[quote]Microsoft has been rumored to be working on a smartwatch for more than a year now, and a refresh report today suggests the company is preparing a se...
| Tech Board|| House Republicans Look To Curb FCC’s Authority To Enforce Net Neutrality - Cs on 5/29/14 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]A bill introduced late yesterday in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives would “limit” the Federal Communications Commission’s ability to regulate the Internet under Title II, according to its progenitor, Rep. Bob Latta.[/quote]
Congressman Latta from Ohio expatiates on ...
| Fark Board|| An official logo for the Tech Board is needed - Cs on 5/29/14 at 12:37 pm|
Various concepts have been proposed thus far, but none really seem to be worthy...
| Tech Board|| Microsoft's Skype shown translating languages in "near real-time". - Cs on 5/28/14 at 11:59 am|
[quote]Microsoft's Skype will eventually be able to translate voice calls between people. In an on-stage demo at the Code conference today, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella showed off Skype Translator, an upcoming version of the service that is capable of translating voice conversation in "near real-ti...
| Tech Board|| Amazon will have 10,000 robots filling customer orders by the end of the year - Cs on 5/27/14 at 3:46 pm|
[quote]Amazon currently uses some 1,000 robots by Kiva Systems, a company it bought for $775 million in 2012, to fill its customers' orders. Now CNN reports that Amazon will have 10,000 robots doing the same by the end of this year.
CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the plan to double down on robotics duri...
| Tech Board|| Intel Haswell-E processors detailed - Cs on 5/27/14 at 1:57 pm|
[quote]The Intel Haswell-E processor lineup would include three SKUs, the Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K. All processors are built on the 22nm Haswell architecture which means that they will improve the IPC performance while keeping the same power limits as previous generation proces...
| Tech Board|| Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D - Cs on 5/27/14 at 12:18 pm|
[quote]Google reportedly is developing a 7-inch tablet that incorporates Project Tango, the company's experimental 3D space modelling technology.
The company plans to make about 4,000 Project Tango-enabled tablets starting next month, according to The Wall Street Journal, equipped with a set of s...
| O-T Lounge|| Nurses starting to fight against the dangers of medical technology - Cs on 5/26/14 at 12:00 pm|
[link=(http://nurses.3cdn.net/e5a15534f25c2375b8_enm6va18v.mp3)][b]Audio [/b]ad from National Nurses United on the dangers of medical algorithms [/link]
[quote]Hospitals and other healthcare industry giants are spending billions of dollars on medical technology sold to the public as the cure for ...
| O-T Lounge|| Engineers build a nanomotor that can fit inside a single cell - Cs on 5/21/14 at 2:51 pm|
[quote]Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to ...
| Tech Board|| Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is designed to destroy the laptop - Cs on 5/20/14 at 11:25 am|
[quote]The kickstand on the device is multi-stage, and the device is just [b]9.1mm thick[/b]. "This is the tablet than can replace your laptop," claims Panay. Microsoft has moved to a [b]12-inch screen[/b] on the Surface Pro 3 with a 3:2 aspect ratio and HD display, but the new tablet also has thin ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Interstellar - Official Trailer - Cs on 5/16/14 at 12:01 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| FCC votes 3-2 in favor of Wheeler's proposal - Cs on 5/15/14 at 10:57 am|
[quote]The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-2 along party lines to formally propose new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's two fellow D...
| O-T Lounge|| Apple reportedly considering buying Beats for $3.2 billion - Cs on 5/8/14 at 6:29 pm|
[quote]Apple is reportedly negotiating the purchase of Beats for $3.2 billion, according to a new report from The Financial Times. The deal would include both the streaming Beats Music service, as well as the part of the company that produces headphones and speakers.
The move, which would be App...
| Movie/TV Board|| Looks like it's 'morphin time again... - Cs on 5/7/14 at 11:47 am|
[quote]Lionsgate has announced it will team with Saban Brands to revive the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the first of what it hopes will be many live action feature films. [/quote]
[quote]The series was launched by Haim Saban more than 20 years ago, mixing footage with a group of young actors ...
| O-T Lounge|| US Government Begins Rollout Of Its 'Driver's License For The Internet' - Cs on 5/5/14 at 2:13 pm|
[quote]An idea the government has been kicking around since 2011 is finally making its debut. Calling this move ill-timed would be the most gracious way of putting it.
A few years back, the White House had a brilliant idea: Why not create a single, secure online ID that Americans could use to ver...
| O-T Lounge|| The internet as we know it is dying, and yes, you should be worried. - Cs on 4/24/14 at 2:09 pm|
[b][i]What is net neutrality?[/i][/b]
Despite spending multiple hours on the internet on a quotidian basis, many individuals still don't understand this concept. Given the recent developments regarding the FCC's new proposal for net "neutrality", it's vital that people understand what is about t...
| Political Talk|| F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane - Cs on 4/23/14 at 5:26 pm|
This is what happens when you appoint a former cable lobbyist as the chairman of the FCC.
[quote]The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a cont...
| Gaming Board|| Civilization: Beyond Earth announced - Cs on 4/12/14 at 11:18 am|
[quote]Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will propel the development of human civilization beyond the traditional timeline of a Civilization game, by exploring humanity’s future on an alien world. For the first time, players will lead factions divided by contrasting cultures and evolve their ne...
| O-T Lounge|| WSJ - Amazon is about to announce their own smartphone - Cs on 4/11/14 at 4:35 pm|
[quote]Amazon will announce its own smartphone by June, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The device is expected to begin shipping a few months later in September. Amazon has reportedly been showcasing early prototypes to developers in San Francisco and Seattle in recent weeks....
| O-T Lounge|| Google set to unveil Android TV - Cs on 4/5/14 at 4:18 pm|
[quote]According to documents obtained exclusively by The Verge, Google is about to launch a renewed assault on your television set called Android TV. Major video app providers are building for the platform right now. Android TV may sound like a semantic difference — after all, Google TV was based o...
| O-T Lounge|| An ocean of water has been identified on one of Saturn's moons - Cs on 4/3/14 at 2:32 pm|
[quote]On a small moon of Saturn, hidden beneath nearly 25 miles of ice, researchers say they have identified an underground ocean of water that's at least as large as Lake Superior, the largest of North America's Great Lakes. The ocean was found at the south pole of Enceladus, a tiny moon about as ...
| O-T Lounge|| Amazon introduces Fire TV - set top box - $99, starts shipping today - Cs on 4/2/14 at 10:12 am|
[quote]Apple and Roku have a new competitor in the living room. Amazon just announced its own video streaming device: the $99 Amazon FireTV. It starts shipping today. "We need to invent and simplify on behalf of...
| Gaming Board|| Google Maps: Pokemon Challenge - Cs on 3/31/14 at 2:59 pm|
I just caught a Raichu near Cafe du Monde......