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  • The Internet of Broken Things

    38m By timothy
    szczys writes: The Internet of Things is all the hype these days. On one side we have companies clamoring to sell you Internet-Connected-everything to replace all of the stuff you already have that is now considered "dumb." On the other side are security…
  • Are Roads Safer With No Central White Lines?

    4h By timothy
    Press2ToContinue writes: White lines along the center of roads have been removed in parts of the UK, with some experts saying it encourages motorists to slow down. So is it the beginning of the end for the central road marking? You are driving along the road…
  • Google Working On Wireless Charging For Self-Driving Cars

    2:01am By yaelk
    MikeChino writes: New FCC filings suggest that Google is currently installing wireless charging systems for self-driving cars at its headquarters in Mountain View. The documents suggest that the systems will be installed by Hevo Power and Momentum Dynamics.…
  • China Just Made a Major Breakthrough In Nuclear Fusion Research

    Mon 11:07pm By yaelk
    New submitter TechnoidNash writes: China announced last week a major breakthrough in the realm of nuclear fusion research. The Chinese Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), was able to heat hydrogen gas to a temperature of near 50 million…
  • Wolves Howl In Different 'Dialects,' Machine Learning Finds

    Mon 8:22pm By yaelk
    derekmead writes: Differentiating wolf howls with human ears can prove tricky, so researchers have turned to computer algorithms to suss out if different wolf species howl differently. They think that understanding wolf howls could help improve wolf…
  • Java Installer Flaw Shows Why You Should Clear Your Downloads Folder

    Mon 7:38pm By timothy
    itwbennett writes: On Friday, Oracle published a security advisory recommending that users delete all the Java installers they might have laying around on their computers and use new ones for versions 6u113, 7u97, 8u73 or later. The reason: Older versions of…
  • How the Cloud Has Changed (Since Last You Looked)

    Mon 6:54pm By timothy
    snydeq writes: InfoWorld's Peter Wayner takes a look at the new services and pricing models that are making cloud computing more powerful, complex, and cheaper than it was a few short years ago. 'We get more, but using it isn't always as simple as it could be.…
  • Carbon Dioxide From the Air Converted Into Methanol

    Mon 6:11pm By yaelk
    Zothecula writes: The danger posed by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide has seen many schemes proposed to remove a proportion it from the air. Rather than simply capture this greenhouse gas and bury it in the ground, though, many experiments have…
  • Instagram Launches Account Switching On iOS and Android

    Mon 5:30pm By yaelk
    Today, Instagram announced that users will be able to switch between up to five different accounts when using the app on iOS and Android. This new feature will be available later this week, when users download version 7.15 of the app. According to a blog post…
  • Sen. Blumenthal Demands Lifting of IT 'Gag' Order

    Mon 4:57pm By timothy
    dcblogs writes: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the layoff and replacement of IT workers by foreign workers at a state energy utility. But he is also demanding that the utility, Eversource Energy,…
  • Anti-Piracy Group BREIN Demands Torrents Time Cease and Desist

    Mon 4:15pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: Not even a week has gone by since Torrents Time appeared on the scene, and the site has already been served with a cease-and-desist letter. Anti-piracy group BREIN, based in the Netherlands, has deemed the streaming tool an "illegal…
  • GitHub Open Sources Their Internal Testing Tool

    Mon 3:34pm By timothy
    destinyland writes: Last week GitHub released a new open source tool called Scientist, a Ruby-based library they've been using in-house for several years. "It's the most terrifying moment when you flip the switch," GitHub engineer Jesse Toth told one…
  • The Hyperloop Industrial Complex

    Mon 2:53pm By timothy
    Jason Koebler writes: Two and a half years after Elon Musk pitched the technology, actually traveling on a hyperloop is still theoretical, but its effect on business is not. There is a very real, bonafide industry of people whose job description is, broadly…
  • Listen To Hawking's Second Reith Lecture On Black Holes, Illustrated

    Mon 2:27pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: The BBC has now put the second of Stephen Hawking's Reith Lectures up on their web site, with accompanying illustrations. It's not 'All you ever wanted to know about Black Holes', but it's an easy introduction to some of the latest…
  • Researcher Finds Tens of Software Products Vulnerable To Simple Bug

    Mon 2:10pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes: There's a German security researcher that is arduously testing the installers of tens of software products to see which of them are vulnerable to basic DLL hijacking. Surprisingly, many companies are ignoring his reports. Until now,…