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Google Is Poised To Open Its First Permanent Retail Store

Google is planning to open a 14,000 square-foot retail store in Chicago's Fulton Market district, according to local media reports from Crain's Chicago Business and Chicago Tribune. While Google has

Construction Begins On $1 Billion Telescope That Will Take Pictures 10 Times Sharper Than Hubble's

The $1 billion Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile is officially under construction with a scheduled date of operation in 2024. The telescope "will have an array of seven enormous mirrors totaling 80

Apple Pulls 25,000 Apps From China Amid a Barrage of State-Media Criticism

Apple has pulled more than 25,000 illegal apps from its App Store in China after coming under fire from state media for not doing enough to filter out banned material. From a report: "Gambling apps

BitTorrent Founder Bram Cohen Has Left the Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Bram Cohen, a co-founder of BitTorrent, the company which oversees the development of eponymous P2P protocol, has left its board, he told

Vitamin D, the Sunshine Supplement, Has Shadowy Money Behind It

The New York Times tells the story of Dr. Michael Holick, a Boston University endocrinologist "who perhaps more than anyone else is responsible for creating a billion-dollar vitamin D sales and

Apple's Amsterdam Store Evacuated After iPad Battery Explodes

Slashdot readers radi0man and DeBaas report of an exploding iPad battery in Apple's Amsterdam store. DeBaas writes: An exploding iPad led to the Amsterdam Apple store being evacuated, as reported by

China Aims To Narrow Cyberwarfare Gap With US

According to the Department of Defense, China is looking to narrow the gap with the U.S. in terms of cyberwarfare capabilities. "The Pentagon report said that in recent years the Chinese army has

'Americans Own Less Stuff, and That's Reason To Be Nervous'

Bloomberg's Tyler Cowen writes about "the erosion of personal ownership and what that will mean for our loyalties to traditional American concepts of capitalism and private property." An anonymous

Netflix Deletes All User Reviews

Netflix has removed all user reviews from its site, just like they said they would in early July. Here's what Netflix now has to say about posting reviews on its site: "Netflix customers were able to

Rolls-Royce Launches New Battery System To Electrify Ships

Rolls-Royce, a British power system company (not to be confused with the luxury automobile maker), is launching a new battery system to electrify ships. "Rolls-Royce now offers SAVe Energy, a cost

Stolen Android Anti-Piracy Software Dumped On Github

Dexguard, a tool used to protect Android software from piracy, tampering and cloning attacks, has been removed after being illegally posted on Github. A version of the tool exposed on the code

Volkswagen's CEO Was Told About Emissions Software Months Before Scandal, Says Report

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a

Does Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' Go Far Enough?

Last month, Gmail's big redesign became default for everyone, changing up the aesthetic appearance of the email service and introducing several new features. One of the key features, Confidential

Uber Loses $900 Million In Second Quarter; Urged By Investors To Sell Off Self-Driving Division

Last week, Uber reported a second-quarter loss of $891 million, even though it brought in $2.8 billion in revenue. "While it's a 16 percent improvement from a year earlier, the loss follows a rare

HUD Files Complaint Alleging Facebook Ad Tools Allow Housing Discrimination

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed an official discrimination complaint against Facebook, saying the site's dizzying array

Musk's Boring Company Proposes High-Speed Underground Subway To Dodger Stadium

Elon Musk's Boring Company wants to build a transit tunnel connecting Dodger Stadium to a Los Angeles subway station. An anonymous reader quotes GeekWire: The Boring Company laid out the plan for the

Recruiters Are Still Complaining About No-Shows At Interviews

An anonymous reader quotes CNN Money: Chandra Kill had scheduled face-to-face interviews with 21 candidates to fill some job openings at her employment screening firm. Only 11 showed up. "About half

Egypt Fights Terrorism By Censoring Web Sites, Threatening Jail Time For Accessing Them

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ratified an anti-cybercrime law that rights groups say paves the way for censoring online media. The law,

Firefox-Forking Browser 'Pale Moon' Releases Major Update 28.0

Long-time Slashdot reader tdailey spotted a new version of Pale Moon, a customised version of Firefox optimized for speed and efficiency. Beta News reports it's the first major update since November

Tesla Short Sellers Actually Made Over $1 Billion After Musk's Taking-Private Tweet

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: Investors betting that Tesla stock will lose value -- so-called "shorts" -- have made $1.2 billion since CEO Elon Musk first tweeted about taking the company