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  • Elon Musk Plans To Build Hyperloop Test Track
    By on January 15, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes that Elon Musk wants to speed up the development of his proposed 800-mph tube transport. “Billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk is getting more hands-on with the Hyperloop. Musk, who heads up both space transportation outfit SpaceX and electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors, casually announced via Twitter on Thursday that he’s decided to help accelerate development of his vision for near-supersonic tube transportation, first (more…)

  • NVIDIA Presents Plans To Support Mir and Wayland On Linux
    By on October 10, 2014 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes: AMD recently presented plans to unify their open-source and Catalyst Linux drivers at the open source XDC2014 conference in France. NVIDIA’s rebuttal presentation focused on support Mir and Wayland on Linux. The next-generation display stacks are competing to succeed the X.Org Server. NVIDIA is partially refactoring their Linux graphics driver to support EGL outside of X11, to propose new EGL extensions for better driver (more…)

  • China Plans To Stop Harvesting Organs From Executed Prisoners
    By on August 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    cold fjord writes “The People’s Republic of China continues its long march toward liberalization with two steps forward (And one+ step back?). The BBC reports, ‘A senior Chinese official has said the country will phase out the practice of taking organs from executed prisoners from November. Huang Jiefu said China would now rely on using organs from voluntary donors under a new national donation system. Prisoners used to account for two-thirds of transplant (more…)

  • Allardyce plans sensible spending
    By on August 18, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Blackburn will not embark on sudden spending spree if a takeover of the club proves successful, according to manager Sam Allardyce.


  • Microsoft Killed Plans For “PC vs Xbox 360″ Online Play?
    By on July 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The concept was to bridge the gap between Xbox Live and Windows Live, allowing players from both platforms to play games like Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.


  • Canadian Arrested Over Plans to Test G20 Security
    By on June 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    epiphani writes “Byron Sonne, of Toronto, was arrested today by a task force of around 50 police officers associated with the G20 summit taking place this week. An independent contractor, IT security specialist and private investigator, he had notable ties to the Toronto technology and security communities. According to friends and associates, he had been purchasing goods online and speaking with security groups about building devices to collect unencrypted (more…)

  • Verizon Hints At Scrapping Unlimited Data Plans
    By on June 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    BusinessWeek reports that Verizon may be preparing to follow AT&T’s example by eliminating unlimited data plans later this year. Quoting:
    “‘We will probably need to change the design of our pricing where it will not be totally unlimited, flat rate,’ John Killian, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications Inc., the wireless unit’s parent, said in an interview at Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York today. The company anticipates (more…)

  • Major League Gaming CEO resigns in split over growth plans
    By on May 11, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Major League Gaming has done a good job dominating the business of competitive video game leagues. But today, the company’s chief executive quit over a difference of opinion in how the company should grow.


  • Gates Foundation Plans To Invest $10B Into Vaccines
    By on January 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Endloser writes “Bill Gates is going to invest $10 billion to provide vaccines to people worldwide. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation believes that vaccines are the way to a better future for the world. So they have decided to make ‘the largest pledge ever made by a charitable foundation to a single cause.’ This 10-year, 10 billion dollar project is expected to save 8.7 million lives.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Chad Ochocinco Plans To Wear Chris Henry’s Jersey
    By on December 21, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    This would be a violation of NFL rules and a fine would occur.