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Monday May 29, 2017. 05:01 PM
A major British Airways crash has highlighted the importance for businesses of testing backup systems and disaster recovery procedures to ensure that they work as planned.The airline experienced what CEO Alex Cruz described as 'a major IT systems failure' that, he said,...
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British Airways CEO Alex Cruz insisted he would not resign on Monday as he sought to draw a line under three days of chaos at the UK flag carrier after IT problems left tens of thousands of passenger stranded. In an interview -- the first since a global computer outage all...
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MStream Express is an open-source Chrome-based music server. The program is built for simplicity and can be set up in seconds, without having to install anything. Basic configuration is as easy as selecting your music folder, and entering a user name and password. Click...
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I'm a huge fan of the fantastically rude improv/current affairs/high fantasy podcast Hello From the Magic Tavern, I've enjoyed it ever since I binge-listened to the first season halfway through. (more…)
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I like routers that look the part, but not everyone is fond of the traditional design. A plastic box that lights up and has a bunch of cables and antennas sticking out is not exactly what you might call pretty. However, there are some attractive options out there. ASUS's new...
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USB Type-C dongles are a dime a dozen nowadays. Thanks to Apple MacBook laptops that only leverage USB-C, many manufacturers quickly jumped on the bandwagon, producing many adapters, dongles, and other accessories. As the owner of a 2016 MacBook Pro, I am very familiar with ...
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The peace and quiet and the camera operator's calm framing of the shot really make it. In a few days this will have gone viral, covered in jaunty music, giant text, and an inane voiceover.
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Linus has released the 4.12-rc3 kernel prepatch. 'Hey, things continue to look good, and rc3 isn't even very big. I'm hoping there's not another shoe about to drop, but so far this really feels like a nice calm release cycle, despite the size of the merge window.'
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New technology is helping US Army soldiers precisely locate not only their own positions but those of friends and foes. Tactical Augmented Reality (TAR) replaces night-vision goggles and global positioning systems with an […] The post TARS Heads-Up Display Brings Augmented...
    Geek - May 29, 04:00 PM
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The United States might ban laptops from aircraft cabins on all flights into and out of the country as part of a ramped-up effort to protect against potential security threats, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Sunday. From a report:In an interview on 'Fox...
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The success of Windows 10 and the reception Microsoft's latest operating system has had from consumers could mean that the PC market will grow again in 2019. IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker has offered new insight as to why the firm...
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Olivia P. Judson's paper in Nature, The energy expansions of evolution, presents a novel, beautifully written and presented frame for looking at the history of life on Earth: as a series of five epochs in which energy became more abundant and available to lifeforms, allowing ...
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Budget laptops and plastic parts go together like peanut butter and jelly, but Asus’ new VivoBook lineup looks to add some premium finish to its new machines.The first of two new VivoBooks unleashed Monday is the VivoBook S15. Featuring a 15.6-inch screen, GeForce 940MX...
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There was a time when airline execs were paid based on a mix of on-time arrivals, accurate and timely baggage delivery, and profits. Now it's just profits. (more…)
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The Nation's outstanding roundtable  What Will Kill Neoliberalism? has many admirable interventions (including a notable one from Paul 'Postcapitalism' Mason), but the one that got me right between the eyes was William Darity, Jr's 'A Revolution of Managers.' (more…)
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At the World Government Summit in Dubai, our real-world Tony Stark, Elon Musk, was throwing around some big and important ideas about the future of humanity. Musk says that Universal Basic Income — […] The post Elon Musk: Automation Will Force Universal Basic Income appeared...
    Geek - May 29, 03:00 PM
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock) On May 30, two suspects accused of extorting the so-called 'Queen of Snapchat' as part of a sex-tape scandal are scheduled to appear in a Florida court. But as wild as the premise sounds, primarily the accused need only to answer a...
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At Computex 2017, ASUS just unveiled what is probably the most impressive 15-inch laptop today. It's called the ZenBook Pro and it comes with everything that you can expect in a premium offering in this segment right now. What are the standout features? Well, there are...
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UK Theresa May called snap UK elections (after promising not to) in order to consolidate power in her own party, shutting up the MPs who didn't fall into line with her policies -- this was the same logic behind her predecessor David Cameron's decision to call a referendum on ...
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SciShow’s Hank Green breaks down the details of this month’s WannaCry ransomware attack.
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