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  • Nerve Implant Transforms Vegetative Patient Back to "Minimally Conscious"new
    26 September 2017, 1:57 pm - fakebeldin writes:surgery to embed a nerve-stimulating implant in a patient in a persistent vegetative state (15 years), resulted in the patient reverting to a "minimally conscious" state.after lying in a vegetative state for 15 years, a 35-year-old
  • Scottish Power Says UK Will Need to Boost Capacitynew
    26 September 2017, 12:27 pm - phoenix666 writes:britain will need to boost its generation of electricity by about a quarter, scottish power has estimated.the energy firm said electric cars and a shift to electric heating could send demand for power soaring.its chief executive
  • Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion when a Prenatal Test is Positive for Down Syndromenew
    26 September 2017, 10:54 am - an anonymous coward writes:http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/24/ohio-bill-would-bar-abortion-when-prenatal-test-is-positive-for-down-syndrome/an ohio bill [would] ban abortions in cases where a pregnant woman has had a positive test result or
  • Uber Boss Dara Khosrowshahi Apologises after London Bannew
    26 September 2017, 9:22 am - phoenix666 writes:mr khosrowshahi, who took over at the firm less than a month ago, wrote: "while uber has revolutionised the way people move in cities around the world, it's equally true that we've got things wrong along the way.[...] in a letter
  • Scientists Create Buoyant Aluminumnew
    26 September 2017, 7:49 am - an anonymous coward writes:http://aluminiuminsider.com/researchers-confirm-discovery-floating-aluminium/like most common metals, aluminium lacks natural buoyancy. however, with a little rearranging of the metal’s natural molecular structure,
  • ESA Expert Envisions "Moon Village" by 2030-2050new
    26 September 2017, 6:16 am - an anonymous coward writes:https://phys.org/news/2017-09-moon-lunar-village.html (afp)by 2040, a hundred people will live on the moon, melting ice for water, 3d-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in
  • Automated Robot Installs Dental Implantnew
    26 September 2017, 4:43 am - an anonymous coward writes:http://time.com/4952886/china-world-first-dental-surgery-robot-implant/ (note: javascript may be required.)in china, a robot dentist installed two dental implants for a woman last saturday, in what could be the world's
  • Ancient Frog Could Have Eaten Small Dinosaursnew
    26 September 2017, 3:10 am - an anonymous coward writes:http://www.popsci.com/beelzebufo-devil-frog-bite-force-dinosaurbeelzebufo ampinga, so named for the ancient deity often called the "lord of the flies," was a devilish frog indeed. the species, which lived on the island of
  • General Mills Brings Back Old Trix Cereal in All Its Artificial Glorynew
    26 September 2017, 1:37 am - phoenix666 writes:so much for making the recipe more natural. people would rather eat artificial ingredients than give up vibrant colors.the people have spoken. they've had enough of general mills' attempts to make its breakfast cereal more natural
  • Intel Launches 8th-Gen Core Desktop Chips; Claims New Core i7-8700K is its Best Gaming Chip Evernew
    25 September 2017, 11:58 pm - an anonymous coward writes:pcworld:intel's new 8th-gen core chips now include six cores on the high end, attacking one of amd's ryzen advantages.[...] orders for the intel's new core desktop chips will begin on oct. 5, anand srivatsa, general manager

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  • 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

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  • Cloud Partner Program Aims to Replace ERPnew
    22 September 2017, 9:17 pm - brightpearl, which offers a cloud-based retail management system for mid-sized retailers and wholesalers, on wednesday launched a new enterprise partner program. the company aims to build out its partner ecosystem to deploy an end-to-end management
  • Nimble's Social CRM Finds Its Way Into Office 365new
    21 September 2017, 10:55 pm - social sales and marketing software provider nimble and cloud services consultant neocloud have partnered to deliver a simple, affordable contact management and crm package for microsoft office 365. neocloud has agreed to bundle nimble crm into all
  • Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Headnew
    21 September 2017, 7:34 pm - developers at amazon's secret lab 126 reportedly have been working on audio-only smart glass technology that would allow users to communicate with its virtual assistant alexa. the smart glasses would connect wirelessly to users' smartphones and
  • Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and Younew
    21 September 2017, 12:00 pm - the artificial intelligence speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. today you can choose between amazon echo and google home. harman kardon's invoke is coming this fall. by the end of the year, apple's homepod will be competing in the
  • Finally Oraclenew
    20 September 2017, 9:59 pm - oracle showed some very good numbers in its latest earnings report. as it begins its second year of aggressive cloud promotion, the company overall is showing significant year-over-year improvements, thanks to its turn to cloud infrastructure,
  • AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Secondnew
    20 September 2017, 4:59 pm - amazon web services on monday unveiled a new per-second pricing plan for ec2 instances and ebs volumes, which will take effect oct. 2. the new pricing for elastic compute cloud and elastic block storage used with ec2 instances will allow greater
  • New Mobile App Promises Full B2B E-Commerce Experiencenew
    19 September 2017, 11:33 pm - insite software has introduced the first fully configurable white label mobile app built for leading manufacturers and distributors, it said. the app supports everyone involved in the b2b e-commerce experience, from customers to channel partners, to
  • The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Miningnew
    19 September 2017, 10:15 pm - the pirate bay has come under fire for testing a monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. it reportedly hijacked the processing power of its
  • Malware Embedded in CCleaner Tool Puts Millions at Risknew
    19 September 2017, 6:29 pm - malicious code has been discovered in two versions of piniform's ccleaner housekeeping utility, the company disclosed on monday. piniform is owned by avast, whose security products are used by more than 400 million people. the malware infecting
  • Account-Based Marketing Inspires New Software, Strategiesnew
    18 September 2017, 11:19 pm - insideview has released a new tool for business-to-business companies that have implemented account-based marketing. it is a fully redesigned version of insideview target, with the addition of abm workflows and other enhancements. "companies who want

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  • Sony's Foolish Failure to Learn From Microsoft's Mistakenew
    25 September 2017, 5:46 pm - microsoft has learned a lot of very hard lessons over the last couple of decades, and it continues to surprise and annoy me that other firms seem to have the suicidal tendency to learn the same lessons the hard way. it is far better and cheaper to
  • Companies Cheer Completion of Open-Design Transatlantic Internet Cablenew
    23 September 2017, 6:00 pm - microsoft on friday announced completion of the marea undersea cable, which stretches 4,400 miles between virginia beach, virginia, and bilbao, spain. a joint project of microsoft, facebook and global telecommunication infrastructure company telxius,
  • Ford Motor Puts Design Strategy Under the HoloLensnew
    21 September 2017, 6:06 pm - ford motor company on thursday unveiled details about its use of microsoft's hololens augmented reality technology in the automotive design process. ford's design teams have swapped out their clay-sculpting tools -- a staple of the automotive world
  • Linux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the Popcornnew
    20 September 2017, 10:22 pm - linux offers so much for users to sink their teeth into that even among desktop and more casual users, it's easy to get caught up in the tradecraft. it's only too tempting to put your system's technical capabilities to the test by trying out a new
  • Apple's Worthy iPhone 8 Models May Languish in X's Shadownew
    20 September 2017, 12:00 pm - reviews of apple's new iphone 8 and 8 plus have been laudatory. however, the reviewers can't seem to get their minds off the jewel of the apple universe, the iphone x. both the iphone 8 and 8 plus are "awesome" and better than last year's models --
  • Is Packaged Entertainment Media Really on the Way Out?new
    19 September 2017, 9:03 pm - as home video viewing patterns continue to evolve, one common prediction is that packaged media is on its last legs. streaming services have been gaining market share. in fact, streaming media sales eclipsed sales of dvds and blu-ray discs for the
  • The New iPhones: Apple's Strangely Wrongheaded Pivotnew
    18 September 2017, 5:50 pm - it fascinates me that succession from a successful ceo to the chosen successor almost always goes badly. this phenomenon isn't limited to the ceo level -- i've seen highly successful cmos followed by handpicked successors who also seem to have no
  • reMarkable's Pricey, Paper-Like Tablet Ready to Shipnew
    16 September 2017, 5:53 pm - remarkable on monday will begin shipping what might best be described as an "untablet" -- a device that is, essentially, an electronic piece of paper. the company is proud of its paper tablet's simplicity, boasting that no other tablet has fewer
  • IBM Touts Top-Notch Security in Next-Gen Linux Mainframenew
    14 September 2017, 10:54 pm - ibm has launched linuxone emperor ii, the second generation of its open source mainframe computer system. the new model has a layer of security and privacy not seen in a linux-based platform before, the company said. "we saw in our success stories
  • How Many Ways Might iPhone X's Face ID Go Wrong?new
    14 September 2017, 7:53 pm - when apple unveiled its iphone x on tuesday, officials highlighted the device's advanced functionality, including what truly could be a game changing feature, its facial recognition technology. the new handset allows users to unlock it simply by

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  • Red Hat Enlarges Its Open Source Patent Promise Umbrellanew
    22 September 2017, 5:00 pm - red hat on thursday announced major enhancements to the patent promise it first published 15 years ago, with the intention of providing new protections to innovation in the open source community. in its 2002 patent promise, red hat vowed not to
  • Linux: Come for the Kernel, Stay for the Popcornnew
    20 September 2017, 10:22 pm - linux offers so much for users to sink their teeth into that even among desktop and more casual users, it's easy to get caught up in the tradecraft. it's only too tempting to put your system's technical capabilities to the test by trying out a new
  • AWS to Sell Cloud Services by the Secondnew
    20 September 2017, 4:59 pm - amazon web services on monday unveiled a new per-second pricing plan for ec2 instances and ebs volumes, which will take effect oct. 2. the new pricing for elastic compute cloud and elastic block storage used with ec2 instances will allow greater
  • The Pirate Bay Takes Heat for Testing Monero Miningnew
    19 September 2017, 10:15 pm - the pirate bay has come under fire for testing a monero javascript miner as a possible means for generating new revenue to replace its current model of making money through advertising on the site. it reportedly hijacked the processing power of its
  • IBM Touts Top-Notch Security in Next-Gen Linux Mainframenew
    14 September 2017, 10:54 pm - ibm has launched linuxone emperor ii, the second generation of its open source mainframe computer system. the new model has a layer of security and privacy not seen in a linux-based platform before, the company said. "we saw in our success stories
  • Linux Gains Ascendance in Cloud Infrastructures: Reportnew
    13 September 2017, 10:58 pm - linux is now the dominant operating system on amazon's aws cloud service and is growing rapidly on microsoft's azure platform this year, according to a report on public cloud adoption trends sumo logic released on tuesday. the company's second annual
  • Apache Mounts Strong Defense, Equifax Retreatsnew
    12 September 2017, 6:14 pm - the apache software foundation has responded to accusations that the massive data breach equifax disclosed last week resulted from a flaw in apache's open source code. one of the largest financial data breaches in u.s. history, it exposed names,
  • Next US Elections: Open Source vs. Commercial Software?new
    7 September 2017, 11:10 pm - san francisco could become the first u.s. city to adopt open source software to run its voting machines. city officials last month authorized consulting group slalom to prepare a report on the benefits and challenges involved in using an open source
  • Bodhi Linux With Moksha Is Truly Enlighteningnew
    6 September 2017, 11:35 pm - bodhi linux 4.3.1's implementation of the enlightenment desktop, released late last month, continues this distro's tradition of providing an awesome desktop computing platform for office or home. when i last reviewed bodhi linux, i was attracted to
  • Document Foundation Freshens Up LibreOfficenew
    5 September 2017, 7:32 pm - the document foundation last week announced that it was rolling out libreoffice 5.4.1 fresh, the first minor upgrade to its libreoffice 5.4 open source suite of productivity apps introduced earlier this summer. it also announced libreoffice 5.3.6

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