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  • Battery-Switching Device Promises More Road Time for Tesla, Leaf Driversnew
    22 November 2017, 12:15 am - phoenix666 writes:finer grained battery discharge boosts range:nissan leafs, which go about 107 miles on a charge, sometimes end up relegated to commuter cars due to battery-life worries. the mass-market, standard tesla model 3 can go double that,
  • FCC Will Reveal Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality This Weeknew
    21 November 2017, 10:43 pm - canopic jug writes:the fcc will reveal vote to repeal net neutrality this weekthe new rules are expected to be announced on wednesday, whilst most americans are distracted by getting home to loved ones for thanksgiving.this will then be followed by a
  • Using Magnets to Control Chemical Reactions That Target Release of Medicines Inside the Bodynew
    21 November 2017, 9:02 pm - phoenix666 writes:the magnets can tightly target drug release:a team of researchers with the university of georgia in athens has developed a technique for controlling chemical reactions that release drugs inside the body. in their paper published in
  • Discussion: 'Do Speed Cameras Really Save Lives?'new
    21 November 2017, 7:25 pm - anontechie writes:speed cameras have been the focus of motorists' anger and frustration for years, although we are told repeatedly that they are an effective means of reducing death and injury on the roads. but is this really the case?whether speed
  • Company Will Create an "Artificial Meteor Shower" Over Hiroshima, Japan in 2019new
    21 November 2017, 6:02 pm - takyon writes:stuff will be flown into space for the purpose of burning it so people can look at it:meteor showers are an awe-inspiring sight, and skywatchers often plan well in advance for their shot at spotting shooting stars as they rain down from
  • World Scientists Warn Humanity for a Second Timenew
    21 November 2017, 4:21 pm - an anonymous coward writes: well-being will be severely jeopardized by negative trends in some types of environmental harm, such as a changing climate,
  • TOP500 List #50 and Green500 List #21: November 2017new
    21 November 2017, 2:42 pm - takyon writes:the fiftieth top500 list has been released. although there has been little change at the top of the list, china now dominates the list in terms of the number of systems, rising to 202 from 160 in june, with the u.s. falling to 143
  • DNS Resolver Will Check Requests Against IBM Threat Databasenew
    21 November 2017, 12:59 pm - mrpg writes:the global cyber alliance has given the world a new free domain name service resolver, and advanced it as offering unusually strong security and privacy features.the quad9 dns service, at, not only turns uris into ip addresses,
  • Underside of Pine Island Glacier Imaged Using Radarnew
    21 November 2017, 11:26 am - takyon writes:antarctic glacier's rough belly exposedthe melting antarctic ice stream that is currently adding most to sea-level rise may be more resilient to change than previously recognised. new radar images reveal the mighty pine island glacier
  • Man Gets Threats-Not Bug Bounty-After Finding DJI Customer Data in Public Viewnew
    21 November 2017, 9:53 am - "exec" writes:a bug bounty hunter shared evidence; dji called him a hacker and threatened with cfaa., the







  • Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save facenew
    14 March 2017, 10:58 pm - dhs, the estranged megadepartment for which has suffered a series of setbacks in the last year, has once again made headlines for all the wrong reasons recently when private information about a welfare recipient’s financial affairs was released
  • Airless tires making inroads, off-roadnew
    3 December 2016, 11:07 am - if you’ve never driven a tweel, it might be time to try one (or four). it is basically an airless tire held up with rubber spokes. michelin says the spokes provide a unique energy transfer that reduces bounce associated with pneumatic tires
  • Ultra-fast broadband terminal installed in toiletnew
    28 November 2016, 5:15 am - an ultrafast broadband installation that technicians have jokingly dubbed "fibre to the throne" has left new zealand networking company chorus red-faced. an optical network terminal (ont) – where optical-fibre transitions to home wiring –
  • Communities taking back their broadband destiny from big telecomsnew
    24 November 2016, 8:58 am - comcast, at&t, verizon, and others have created very favorable conditions for themselves, but in the fight for better broadband, more cities, towns, counties, and municipalities are building their own high speed networks. and many have been
  • Office Depot caught selling 'fixes' for non-existent PC problemsnew
    23 November 2016, 1:00 am - seattle-based kiro 7 news team recently took a pile of brand-new computers to six office depot locations around portland, ore. technicians at four shops claimed the pcs showed "symptoms of malware," and offered to sell repair and protection services
  • Does millimeter wave cellular broadband offer rural applications?new
    13 November 2016, 11:09 pm - a new york university (nyu) student research team pushed the envelope for millimeter wave network range in a recently conducted field test in rural southwest virginia. setting up a millimeter wave transmitter on the porch of the country home of their
  • Google opposes proprietary phone fast-chargingnew
    9 November 2016, 4:32 pm - google isn't a fan of non-standard approaches to fast-charging android phones over usb-c, like qualcomm's quick charge 3.0, and it wants manufacturers to fall in line. the newest android compatibility definition document says it's "strongly
  • Google plans to replace passwords with biometrics and environment readingsnew
    9 November 2016, 4:21 pm - in the latest attempt to remove the need to use passwords google is planning on using body location and environmental cues to log a person into their phone or lock a person out. how much power and storage this requires is not currently available.
  • Electric current at record speed, thanks to lasersnew
    28 October 2016, 4:26 pm - scientists have generated the fastest electric current that has ever been measured inside a solid material. they made electrons in silicon dioxide oscillate with ultrafast laser pulses. the detected electric currents are approximately one million
  • The best large-screen smartphonesnew
    27 October 2016, 6:44 am - large-screen smartphones, a.k.a. phablets, are bigger than ever—especially in terms of popularity. industry analyst idc says more smartphones with 5.5-inch or larger displays are being sold than ever before, accounting for 33 percent of the



  • Which Is Best for You: iPhone 8, iPhone X or Galaxy S8?new
    20 November 2017, 11:01 pm - apple's iphone and google's android operating system hit the marketplace one decade ago. ten years later, there's still plenty of debate over which is better. i've lately been asked which of three new flagship phones is better: apple's iphone 8, its
  • E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growthnew
    19 November 2017, 5:00 pm - business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from cloudcraze. eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus b2b decision makers cloudcraze surveyed in the united states and
  • Google Gives Job Searchers Salary, Location Detailsnew
    16 November 2017, 8:15 pm - google on wednesday announced the addition of new functionality for its recently launched job search portal, including features that display salary range and street-level location information. salary information -- among the things users have
  • Content Analytics' VP Kenji Gjovig: There's Chum in the E-Commerce Watersnew
    15 November 2017, 11:12 pm - content management is all about making sure that a product item page "has all of the information that a customer needs to buy an item or have a good experience with it afterwards," said content analytics vp kenji gjovig. "a content management system
  • Retailers, Etailers Brace for Invasion of the Black Friday Shoppersnew
    15 November 2017, 6:58 pm - a total of 164 million americans, or 69 percent of the u.s. population, plan to shop thanksgiving weekend, according to a new survey by the national retail federation. upwards of 115 million people, or about 70 percent, plan to shop on black friday,
  • Revisiting Show Seasonnew
    14 November 2017, 10:58 pm - show season changes the crm market. one day you're in the vanilla application software space, and a week later you understand the need to incorporate social media or analytics or machine learning, or you see a need for enhanced integration and
  • Amazon Denies Rumored Plans for Ad-Supported Prime Video Servicenew
    14 November 2017, 7:31 pm - amazon has denied a report that it has been working on a free, ad-supported video platform to complement its subscription-based amazon prime video service. amazon has been in talks with various television networks, movie studios and other media
  • Real Human Interactions Beat Automation, Survey Saysnew
    13 November 2017, 9:59 pm - customers prefer human interactions to ivr systems or other automated customer service offerings, according to a new report from b2b ratings firm clutch. businesses need to move carefully when outsourcing customer service operations, the research
  • IBM Adds 2 New Processors to Quantum Computing Ecosystemnew
    13 November 2017, 8:32 pm - ibm on friday announced 20-qubit and 50-qubit quantum processors for its ibm q early-access commercial systems. the 20-qubit processor -- featuring improvements in superconducting qubit design, connectivity and packaging -- has coherence times of 90
  • Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroesnew
    10 November 2017, 9:09 pm - corporate executives know that if they don't transform their companies into digital enterprises they're going to be at a significant competitive disadvantage. yet many corporate leaders have been unable to make significant progress transforming their


  • Facebook Messenger Promises Speedy Delivery of 4K Picsnew
    21 November 2017, 8:01 pm - facebook on tuesday raised the ante for messaging apps photo quality with the announcement of 4k support for messenger. starting tuesday, "people can send and receive photos in messenger at 4k resolution -- or up to 4,096 x 4,096 pixels per image --
  • BlackBerry: The Most Important Mobile Company of the Future?new
    20 November 2017, 7:24 pm - if you are like many, when you saw this headline you likely were surprised blackberry was still around. as blackberry phones left the market, the company fell out of sight. however, behind the scenes it has been moving into industries like
  • Newly Revealed Flaw Could Subject IoT Devices to Airborne Attacksnew
    17 November 2017, 10:12 pm - billions of voice-activated iot devices may be subject to external attack due to blueborne vulnerabilities, armis revealed. hackers could exploit blueborne to mount an airborne attack, using bluetooth to spread malware and access critical data,
  • The Rise of AI: Give Me That New Time Religion?new
    16 November 2017, 11:17 pm - anthony levandowski, known for his work developing self-driving auto technology, reportedly has started the world's first artificial intelligence-based religion. levandowski, who has been at the center of a legal dispute between google's waymo
  • New Firefox Runs Like a Rabbitnew
    15 November 2017, 9:46 pm - new version releases of browsers don't get the buzz they used to get, but firefox quantum is an exception. the latest version of the mozilla foundation's browser, released tuesday, is all about performance. firefox is twice as fast as it was a year
  • Gadget Ogling: A Waterproof Reader, a Phone That's Got Game, and Gloves That Make Paying Up Comfynew
    14 November 2017, 9:48 pm - one of the great joys of reading is that you can do it anywhere. a relaxing bath is a prime opportunity for getting through a few chapters, but woe betide those who let their paperback slip into the tub or accidentally splash water into the most
  • Take Linux and Run With Itnew
    14 November 2017, 1:00 pm - "how do you run an operating system?" may seem like a simple question, since most of us are accustomed to turning on our computers and seeing our system spin up. however, this common model is only one way of running an operating system. as one of
  • Why Are Tech Companies Trying to Kill Us?new
    13 November 2017, 6:56 pm - this is the question that keeps me up at night after seeing the news of russian influence through social media, and the rapid rise of road deaths due to smartphone use. i wonder if the executives in these firms understand not only that dead
  • Fixes MIA for Many Linux Kernel Flawsnew
    11 November 2017, 7:00 pm - a google code security researcher's recent discovery of 14 flaws in linux kernel usb drivers led to last-minute fixes in the linux 4.14 release candidate code set for distribution on sunday. the flaws, which google researcher andrey konovalov
  • Eavesdropper Vulnerability Exposes Hundreds of Mobile Appsnew
    10 November 2017, 1:00 pm - appthority has warned that up to 700 apps in the enterprise mobile environment, including more than 170 that were live in official app stores, could be at risk to due to the eavesdropper vulnerability. affected android apps already may have been


  • MX 17 Linux: The Best of 2 Linux Worldsnew
    16 November 2017, 1:00 pm - mx linux-17 beta 1 is a desktop-oriented linux distribution based on debian's "stable" branch. it is a cooperative venture between the antix and former mepis linux communities. normally, taking a first look at an early phase beta release means taking
  • Take Linux and Run With Itnew
    14 November 2017, 1:00 pm - "how do you run an operating system?" may seem like a simple question, since most of us are accustomed to turning on our computers and seeing our system spin up. however, this common model is only one way of running an operating system. as one of
  • Fixes MIA for Many Linux Kernel Flawsnew
    11 November 2017, 7:00 pm - a google code security researcher's recent discovery of 14 flaws in linux kernel usb drivers led to last-minute fixes in the linux 4.14 release candidate code set for distribution on sunday. the flaws, which google researcher andrey konovalov
  • GeckoLinux Beta Does openSuse Betternew
    8 November 2017, 11:13 pm - the latest developmental beta release of geckolinux brings this custom spinoff distro of opensuse to new levels of performance and convenience. when i first looked at geckolinux in late 2015, i was impressed with the developer's efforts to smooth
  • Marcher Malware Poses Triple Threat to Android Usersnew
    7 November 2017, 7:18 pm - a three-pronged banking malware campaign has been infecting android phones since the beginning of this year, according to proofpoint. attackers have been stealing credentials, planting the marcher banking trojan on phones, and nicking credit card
  • Nvidia Containerizes GPU-Accelerated Deep Learningnew
    7 November 2017, 1:00 pm - we often talk about hybrid cloud business models, but virtually always in the context of traditional processor-bound applications. what if deep learning developers and service operators could run their gpu-accelerated model training or inference
  • New Collaborative Platform to Spur Open Source AI Developmentnew
    2 November 2017, 12:00 pm - the linux foundation has announced an agreement with at&t and tech mahindra to launch the acumos project, a new platform for open source development of artificial intelligence. the new platform is part of a broader effort to open up opportunities
  • Neural Nets Give Low-End Phone Pics DSLR Looknew
    31 October 2017, 7:16 pm - researchers have found a way to use neural networks to create dslr-quality photos from snapshots taken with low-end smartphones. a team of scientists at the eth zurich computer vision lab recently published a paper describing a deep learning approach
  • Sonar Could Help Devs Build a Better Websitenew
    31 October 2017, 6:31 pm - microsoft's sonar, released under an open source license, could help developers build more effective and secure websites. sonar, a linting tool and site scanner, is the next evolution of the static scan tool, according to microsoft. the team that
  • AWS Offers Aurora Cloud DB Service Compatible With PostgreSQLnew
    26 October 2017, 6:05 pm - amazon web services on tuesday announced the general availability of amazon aurora with postgresql compatibility. the service is now fully compatible with both mysql and postgresql, the company said. aws also announced that customers migrating to


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