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Friday October 20, 2017. 11:58 PM
Shocking development in the current affairs circuit A Japanese electronics maker has been indicted in America for fixing the prices of electrolytic capacitors.…
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Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.
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Google Earth For almost a century, aerial photographers have been documenting mysterious, millennia-old structures built from low walls of stone in the rocky lava fields, known as harrat, in Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. This desert region, blistered with volcanic...
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Despite growing concerns over the impact that Brexit might have on fintech startups in the UK, new figures have revealed that the sector has seen record investment throughout the year so far. According to data from London and Partners and Pitchbook, over $1 billion has...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In the beginning of 2017, Twitter said it would take on harassment and hate speech. CEO Jack Dorsey said the company would embrace a 'completely new approach to abuse on Twitter' with open dialogue along the way. For...
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We're not going to fry it, and we're not going to tell you anything more right now It has been three years since Apple released any major update to the Mac Mini family, but CEO Tim Cook says that doesn't mean the minimalist systems are dead.…
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A surge of voice-assisted speakers rushed the shores this month.
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Now that AlphaGo's arguably got nothing left to learn from humans -- now that its continued progress takes the form of endless training games against itself -- what do its tactics look like, in the eyes of experienced human players? We...
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When a smuggler and a princess love each other very much… A pair of scientists set out to make a Star Wars parody about human reproduction, in an effort to educate and entertain […] The post ‘Star Wars’-Inspired Animation Leads to Scientific Discovery appeared first on...
    Geek - Oct 20, 10:30 PM
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Christian Schaller has posted a list of the Fedora Workstation project's accomplishments since its inception. 'Wayland – We been the biggest contributor since we joined the effort and have taken the lead on putting in place all the pieces needed for actually using it on a...
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Tim Cook declined to provide a timeline on when we might see a new Mac mini. That's somewhat problematic, because Intel's newer mobile chips would significantly improve the platform's performance, power consumption, video, and gaming capabilities. The post Tim Cook Says the ...
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An anonymous reader writes: Earlier in the year, the review group said that problems with reliability meant that it was impossible for it to recommend any Microsoft laptop or tablet. Now Consumer Reports says that this extends to the Surface Book 2, meaning that the device...
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If you downloaded and installed stuff from Eltima yesterday, you are totally screwed It's going to be an unpleasant weekend for some Mac users who are facing a complete system wipe and reinstall – after hackers stashed malware in legitimate applications.…
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The 4.14 kernel, due in the first half of November, is moving into the relatively slow part of the development cycle as of this writing. The time is thus ripe for a look at the changes that went into this kernel cycle and how they got there. While 4.14 is a fairly typical...
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You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into […] The post ‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Prisoner Zero appeared first on...
    Geek - Oct 20, 09:45 PM
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Check your cameras, broadband gateways, NAS boxes for latest botnet malware Miscreants are right now assembling a massive army of hacked Internet of Things devices – and at a far faster rate than the powerful Mirai botnet swelled its ranks last year.…
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'Petting your dog,' writes Blake Boege, 'is the most relaxing thing you can possibly do.'
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Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: Kansas University (KU) officials have expelled a student for installing a hardware keylogger and using the data acquired from the device to hack into the school's grading system and chang his grades. KU did not release the...
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Enlarge / HeLa cells, long after it was apparent they were trying to take over the world. (credit: Tom Deerinck/NIH) Normally, news involves something that is, as the name implies, new. But this week, attention was given to a problem in biology that is anything but new....
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Last year I bought this mailbox light. You stick it inside your mailbox (it's got peel-off sticky tape). Two sensors - light and motion - sense what's happening. If they sense darkness and no motion (door closed) nothing happens. If they sense light and motion (opening the...
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