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  • Congressman Asks NASA of a Civilization on Mars Thousands of Years Agonew
    22 July 2017, 4:41 am - an anonymous coward writes:during a hearing of the house committee on science, space, and technology tuesday, republican congressman dana rohrabacher managed to baffle and amaze when he asked about life on mars.[...] "you have indicated that mars had
  • Japan Takes Steps Towards Commercial Whalingnew
    22 July 2017, 2:41 am - coolhand writes:a recent law promoting whaling allows japan to take a key step towards resuming commercial hunting of the giant mammals that are "a great source of food," officials said on thursday.japan defies international protests to carry out
  • Where do YOU get your Weather Information?new
    22 July 2017, 12:46 am - martyb writes:weather is big business. farmers want to know when is the best time to plant (or harvest). event organizers want to know if a thunderstorm might come up during an open-air concert. and the rest of us want to know about their daily
  • Nixie Pixel, Linux and FOSS Vlogger, Returns to YouTubenew
    21 July 2017, 11:12 pm - an anonymous coward writes:for quite some time now linux and foss vlogger nixie pixel, has been bringing videos about linux, foss, and more to many a thirsty geek. finally, after a mysterious absence of one year, the vlog darling returns to
  • Judge Halts Wisconsin Money Grabnew
    21 July 2017, 9:38 pm - frojack writes:remember all the handwringing over the fact that games like pokemon go brought people into their own parks? we covered it just a few weeks ago. seems a lot of soylentals were very much in favor of requirements for demanding
  • In a World Without Cash, Every Payment You Make Will be Traceablenew
    21 July 2017, 8:04 pm - canopic jug writes:with many countries already heading towards cashless transactions, we are facing some hard decisions. these decisions will be made whether we ignore them or not, so to have a say it is essential to be active. these are not new
  • Humans Arrived on Australian Continent 18,000 Years Earlier Than Thoughtnew
    21 July 2017, 6:24 pm - takyon writes:new artifact finds have pushed the minimum age for the arrival of humans in australia to 65,000 years ago:archaeologists have found the first evidence to suggest that aboriginal people have been in australia for at least 65,000 years.
  • Elon Musk Claims to Have "Verbal Approval" to Build New York to Washington, D.C. Hyperloopnew
    21 July 2017, 4:51 pm - takyon writes:you'd better get that in writing:a plan to build an ultrafast hyperloop [one] tube train has been given "verbal [government] approval" to connect large cities on the east coast, tech entrepreneur elon musk says. he adds that the system
  • Bug in the Game Counter-Strike Allowed Hackers to Infect Gamers' PCsnew
    21 July 2017, 3:18 pm - mykl writes:vice's motherboard reports that an exploit in the popular online game counter-strike led to potential execution of specially crafted malware:the researcher found that the source engine could be exploited by loading malicious code into a
  • Prison Goat Farm: Is Prison Labor Exploitation or Rehabilitation?new
    21 July 2017, 1:45 pm - takyon writes:npr visits a prison goat farm that was the subject of an activist's ire back in 2015:whole foods loved [jim schott's] cheese. his company [haystack mountain] grew. it also changed. ten years ago, haystack mountain started buying milk

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  • Beijing Wants AI to Be Made in China by 2030new
    - the new york timeschina has laid out a development plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence (ai) by 2030, with the goal of surpassing its rivals technologically and establishing a domestic industry worth nearly $150 billion. the
  • Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Realitynew
    - network worldresearchers at the chinese academy of sciences (cas) have developed deep generative multiview model (dgmm), a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed. the software scans a person's brain activity and then
  • Robot Physical Therapist Helps People Walk Again After a Strokenew
    - new scientistresearchers at the swiss federal institute of technology in lausanne (epfl) and lausanne university hospital in switzerland have developed a smart harness that uses artificial intelligence to help people regain their mobility following
  • Artificial Intelligence Suggests Recipes Based on Food Photosnew
    - mit newsresearchers at the massachusetts institute of technology's computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory, the qatar computing research institute, and the polytechnic university of catalonia in spain have trained an artificial
  • Deer Caught in the Headlights? Your Car May Soon See Themnew
    - the new york timesautomakers are working to develop systems that would enable self-driving cars to avoid hitting large animals such as deer. for example, volvo started equipping several 2017 models with software that enables its forward-looking
  • Stanford Researchers Develop a New Type of Soft, Growing Robotnew
    - stanford newsresearchers at stanford university and the university of california, santa barbara have developed a new type of robot inspired by natural organisms that cover distances by growing, such as vines, fungi, and nerve cells. the researchers
  • MIT Research Could Make Neural Networks Portablenew
    - extreme techmassachusetts institute of technology (mit) researchers led by professor vivienne sze are developing a neural network designed specifically to work on mobile devices. although traditional neural networks require a lot of power, making
  • Creating Robots That Are More Like Humansnew
    - r&d magazinenorthwestern university researchers are developing software that makes robots more autonomous, so they eventually could perform tasks on their own with little human supervision or intervention. the researchers are working with the
  • AI Fight Club Could Help Save Us From a Future of Super-Smart Cyberattacksnew
    - technology reviewkaggle, google cloud's platform for data science competitions, will oversee a five-month contest in which researchers' algorithms will compete to confuse and trick each other, with the goal of gathering insights into how to
  • Empowering Robots for Ethical Behaviornew
    - sciencedailyresearchers at the university of hertfordshire in the u.k. have developed empowerment, a concept to help robots to protect and serve humans, while keeping themselves safe. empowerment is based on the idea that robots are always seeking

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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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  • SEO, SEM Rule Retailers' Marketing Budgetsnew
    21 July 2017, 8:42 pm - retailers have been focusing on technologies to measure and assess customer response, and have been using the data they produce to drive e-commerce decisions, suggests a study of 136 enterprise retailers. enterprise retailers with at least $500
  • V2V's Place in an Increasingly Connected Worldnew
    21 July 2017, 4:25 pm - you're probably tired of reading that the internet of things is the hottest thing going, and that iot is a boon to technology and, simultaneously, a potential disaster for security and privacy. however, over the past few years, another iot-related
  • 3 Keys to Customer Satisfaction: Speed, Efficiency, Knowledgenew
    20 July 2017, 11:47 pm - customers want fast service or support from knowledgeable people where, when and how they prefer to receive it, based on results of a study the cmo council published tuesday. together with sap hybris, the cmo council last year conducted an online
  • Facebook Launches 'Discover Growth' Global B2B Ad Campaignnew
    20 July 2017, 12:00 pm - facebook on wednesday launched "discover growth," a global ad campaign targeting b2b marketers. the 30-day u.s. ad campaign, which will target direct-response marketers as well as traditional brands, will run both on and off the facebook platform.
  • A New Service Modelnew
    19 July 2017, 7:59 pm - people concerned about automation killing jobs might look at helpshift's strategy and similar automation approaches. by enabling businesses to build help or support into mobile apps, these new models are re-inventing support to get the job done.
  • Trump's Plan to Make Government IT Greatnew
    19 July 2017, 12:00 pm - the american technology council, which president donald trump established this spring by executive order, has four years to rebuild the federal government's information technology structure. a massive reboot of both hardware and software will be
  • Major Tech Firms Pressure FCC to Stay the Net Neutrality Coursenew
    18 July 2017, 7:53 pm - the internet association, which represents 40 leading technology companies -- including facebook, google, amazon and others -- on monday filed comments with the fcc, urging it to maintain net neutrality regulations enacted during the obama
  • Free AI Chatbot Goes to Bat for Beleaguered Consumersnew
    17 July 2017, 10:50 pm - donotpay, an ai-based chatbot app created to help fight parking tickets in the uk, now addresses roughly 1,000 consumer concerns and is available throughout the u.s. as well as across the pond. the app's creator, stanford student joshua browder,
  • Vendor Exposes Millions of Verizon Customers on Amazon Cloudnew
    17 July 2017, 7:37 pm - verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the u.s., has confirmed that data belonging to about six million of its wireless customers was exposed after the information mistakenly was allowed to remain unprotected on an amazon cloud server. the
  • Consumers Are Ready to Embrace 'Futuristic' Payment Technew
    14 July 2017, 8:28 pm - as many as 80 percent of u.s. residents support frictionless payment methods and technologies, suggests a survey of 1,000 consumers viewpost published this week. among its other findings: nearly 51 percent of survey participants were paid

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  • Open Source Flaw 'Devil's Ivy' Puts Millions of IoT Devices at Risknew
    21 July 2017, 6:26 pm - millions of iot devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks due to a vulnerability initially discovered in remote security cameras. senrio found the flaw in a security camera developed by axis communications, one of the world's biggest
  • CoreOS, OCI Unveil Controversial Open Container Industry Standardnew
    20 July 2017, 10:25 pm - coreos and the open container initiative on wednesday introduced image and runtime specifications largely based on docker's image format technology. however, oci's decision to model the standard on docker's de facto platform has raised questions.
  • Has Photobucket Painted Itself Into a Corner?new
    20 July 2017, 5:46 pm - various celebrities over the years have "broken the internet" when risqué photos or shocking revelations surfaced, with or without their knowledge or approval. photo hosting service photobucket may have surpassed kim kardashian's most
  • Microsoft Rolls Out Linux Support in SQL Server 2017 Release Candidatenew
    19 July 2017, 11:42 pm - microsoft has announced the availability of its first public release candidate for sql server 2017, which includes full support for linux. sql server on linux improves on earlier previews with several key enhancements, including active directory
  • Google's Ugly Duckling Glass Becomes Enterprise Swannew
    19 July 2017, 6:12 pm - google's augmented reality goggles were a flop several years ago -- when intrepid explorers wore the devices in restaurants and bars, sparking reactions ranging from disapproval to outright violence -- but they have become very welcome in the
  • New AI Assistant Digs Up Specialized Info for Makersnew
    18 July 2017, 10:24 pm - avnet last week unveiled a beta version of ask avnet, an automated virtual assistant that combines artificial intelligence with on-demand access to industry experts. ask avnet targets "engineers, designers, hobbyists, makers and purchasing
  • 10th Anniversary iPhone Buzz: Late, Expensive, Possibly Awesomenew
    18 July 2017, 6:05 pm - with september fast approaching, speculation has begun to roil about the next generation of iphones, particularly the iphone 8, or whatever apple decides to name its special 10th anniversary edition of its smartphone. however, fans aching to get
  • SharkLinux OS Is Destined for Successnew
    17 July 2017, 11:52 pm - sharklinux os is one of those very rare newcomer distributions that has "future big winner" written all over it. over my many years of reviewing linux software and distros for linux picks and pans, i have found that the story of what spurred the
  • HP Is Back: Should It Rename Itself Compaq?new
    17 July 2017, 5:39 pm - hp just took over the pc market lead worldwide. you probably don't get how incredible this is, so here's an analogy: it's as if a crooked referee put a bunch of lead on a racer who already was overweight and shuffled him to the back of the pack, but
  • Fedora 26 Powers Up Cloud, Server, Workstation Systemsnew
    15 July 2017, 7:21 pm - the fedora project has announced the general availability of fedora 26, the latest version of the fully open source fedora os. fedora linux is the community version of red hat enterprise linux, or rhel. fedora 26 comprises a set of base packages that

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  • Open Source Flaw 'Devil's Ivy' Puts Millions of IoT Devices at Risknew
    21 July 2017, 6:26 pm - millions of iot devices are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks due to a vulnerability initially discovered in remote security cameras. senrio found the flaw in a security camera developed by axis communications, one of the world's biggest
  • CoreOS, OCI Unveil Controversial Open Container Industry Standardnew
    20 July 2017, 10:25 pm - coreos and the open container initiative on wednesday introduced image and runtime specifications largely based on docker's image format technology. however, oci's decision to model the standard on docker's de facto platform has raised questions.
  • Microsoft Rolls Out Linux Support in SQL Server 2017 Release Candidatenew
    19 July 2017, 11:42 pm - microsoft has announced the availability of its first public release candidate for sql server 2017, which includes full support for linux. sql server on linux improves on earlier previews with several key enhancements, including active directory
  • SharkLinux OS Is Destined for Successnew
    17 July 2017, 11:52 pm - sharklinux os is one of those very rare newcomer distributions that has "future big winner" written all over it. over my many years of reviewing linux software and distros for linux picks and pans, i have found that the story of what spurred the
  • Fedora 26 Powers Up Cloud, Server, Workstation Systemsnew
    15 July 2017, 7:21 pm - the fedora project has announced the general availability of fedora 26, the latest version of the fully open source fedora os. fedora linux is the community version of red hat enterprise linux, or rhel. fedora 26 comprises a set of base packages that
  • Microsoft Makes Room for Ubuntu at Windows Storenew
    13 July 2017, 6:06 pm - microsoft this week announced the availability of canonical's ubuntu linux distro as a free download in the windows store. it can be installed on any windows insider build, said microsoft senior program manager rich turner. one of the advantages to
  • The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard Shows Which Bits Are Bossnew
    11 July 2017, 12:00 pm - if you've ever been curious enough to look through your system's root directory, you may have become a little overwhelmed. most of the three-letter directory names don't tell you much about what they do, and if you ever needed to make important
  • IoT Fuels Growth of Linux Malwarenew
    5 July 2017, 5:35 pm - malware targeting linux systems is growing, largely due to a proliferation of devices created to connect to the internet of things. that is one of the findings in a report watchguard technologies released last week. the report, which analyzes data
  • Xinix Offers Linux Lovers a Path to Zennew
    27 June 2017, 10:47 pm - xinix is an innovative newcomer to the world of linux distros. now in beta, this distro has been spearheaded by a single developer who slowly is bringing other programmers on board to move things along. despite its early development status, xinix has
  • Sudo or Sudo Not, There Is No (4th) Trynew
    24 June 2017, 5:40 pm - if you're a linux user, at some point in some tutorial or troubleshooting guide you've more than likely encountered linux's magic word: "sudo". a casual observer probably can tell you that it's used to access restricted functions on your computer,

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