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  • !Uber, Careem suspend services in UAE capital
    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Ride-hailing companies Uber [UBER.UL] and Careem have suspended services in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, since Saturday and do not know when they can resume operations, they said on Sunday.
    - 2 hours ago 28 Aug 16, 6:57pm -
  • Iran detects malware in petrochemical plants, says not linked to recent fires
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, a senior military official said on Saturday, after announcing last week it was investigating whether recent petrochemical fires were caused by…
    - 1 day ago 27 Aug 16, 12:46pm -
  • St. Jude says report by short sellers 'false and misleading'
    (Reuters) - Medical device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc said on Friday a report by short-selling firm Muddy Waters and a cyber-security researcher alleging its heart devices were riddled with bugs was "false and misleading."
    - 2 days ago 26 Aug 16, 10:44pm -
  • Facebook changes 'Trending' feature to rely less on human editors
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc changed its popular "Trending" feature, which shows users the most-talked about topics of the day, to make it more automated and further eliminate the potential for human bias, the company wrote in a blog post…
    - 2 days ago 26 Aug 16, 10:34pm -
  • UK regulator to monitor WhatsApp's data sharing with Facebook
    (Reuters) - Britain's data privacy regulator said on Friday it would monitor how popular messaging service WhatsApp shares data with parent Facebook Inc under a new privacy policy.
    - 2 days ago 26 Aug 16, 5:58pm -

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  • !Welcome To 1986: Inside 'Halt And Catch Fire's' High-Tech Time Machine
    The third season of AMC's technology drama "Halt and Catch Fire" painstakingly recreated Silicon Valley and San Francisco in 1986. Long-time Slashdot reader harrymcc shares his first-person report:The new episodes...are rich with carefully-research…
    - 44 mins ago 28 Aug 16, 7:50pm -
  • !100 Arrested In New York Thanks To Better Face-Recognition Technology
    New York doubled the number of "measurement points" used by their facial recognitation technology this year, leading to 100 arrests for fraud and identity theft, plus another 900 open cases. An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica:In…
    - 2 hours ago 28 Aug 16, 6:50pm -
  • !Players Seek 'No Man's Sky' Refunds, Sony's Content Director Calls Them Thieves
    thegarbz writes: As was covered previously on Slashdot the very hyped up game No Man's Sky was released to a lot of negative reviews about game-crashing bugs and poor interface choices. Now that players have had more time to play the game it has beco…
    - 3 hours ago 28 Aug 16, 5:51pm -
  • !'Longest Living Human' Says He Is Ready For Death At 145
    Slashdot reader schwit1 quotes an article from The Telegraph: An Indonesian man who claims to be the longest living human in recorded history has described how he "just wants to die". Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31,…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Aug 16, 4:50pm -
  • !RIP John Ellenby, Godfather of the Modern Laptop
    John Ellenby managed the development of the Alto II before starting the company that built the world's first successful "clamshell" laptop. Slashdot reader fragMasterFlash quotes the New York Times: Ellenby, a British-born computer engineer who playe…
    - 6 hours ago 28 Aug 16, 2:30pm -

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