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Japanese Company Develops a Solar Cell With Record-Breaking 26% Efficiency

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The silicon-based cells that make up a solar panel have a theoretical efficiency limit of 29 percent, but so far that number has proven elusive. Practical efficiency rates in the low-20-percent range (rss.slashdot)

Dig Once Bill Could Bring Fiber Internet To Much of the US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: If the U.S. adopts a \dig once\ policy, construction workers would install conduits just about any time they build new roads and sidewalks or upgrade existing ones. These conduits are plastic pipes th (rss.slashdot)

Apple acquires automation app Workflow, title to remain on App Store for free

%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Apple on Wednesday finalized a deal to acquire popular automation app Workflow and its three-member development team for an undisclosed sum, and is for now leaving the title on the App Store where it will be free to download. (appleinsider)

This designer Samsung TV looks like a painting - CNET

Most TVs look like big, black rectangles that clash with your otherwise tasteful decor. This chic Samsung is wall art. Bonus: A TV that looks like sculpture. (feedproxy.google)

Bees in TVs

Bees are a crucial part of the ecosystem & (hackaday)

Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security Google Continues to Make Strides in Improving Android Security

Google made significant strides in 2016 to get more Android devices updated and reduce the number of harmful applications, but more work remains. (eweek)

Windows 'DoubleAgent' Attack Turns AV Tools into Malware

Zero-day attack exploits a legitimate process in Windows, according to Cybellum; AV vendors downplay threat. (darkreading)

The Death Note Netflix trailer has arrived and fans aren't happy about it (except for Willem Dafoe, he's cool)

Netflix has shared the first trailer for its live-action film adaptation of Death Note, starring a dude with frosted tips as the main character and Willem Dafoe as his demon friend (gamesradar)

The oldest Vespa in existence is up for auction - Roadshow

It's No. 3 of the 60 prototypes. (feedproxy.google)

Tweaking.com - Windows Repair 3.9.27

Tweaking.com - Windows Repair is an all-in-one repair tool to help fix a large majority of known Windows problems including registry errors and file permissions.... [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 31.30 MB ] (majorgeeks)

?Impossible Foods to supersize production of lab-grown burger - CNET

The maker of meatless patties opens a large-scale production facility and plans to pump out 1 million pounds of faux meat every month. (feedproxy.google)

Claws out: Logan director has a problem with modern superhero films

Claws out, bub: Logan director James Mangold isn?t afraid to give his honest opinion about superhero movies (gamesradar)

Mystery of Why Drops Splash Solved?

James Sprittles, The ConversationFrom the raindrops that soak you on your way to work to the drops of coffee that inevitably end up on your white shirt when you arrive, you'd be forgiven for thinking of drops as a mere nuisance. (realclearscience)

Strike that: 17,000 AT&T workers down tools in California, Nevada

I dreamed I called Joe Hill last nightMore than 17,000 workers for AT&T belonging to the Communications Workers of America downed tools and went on strike in California and Nevada on Wednesday after restructuring talks broke down.? (register)

Russian mastermind of $500m bank-raiding Citadel coughs to crimes

Chap's code infected 11m PCs, helped crooks make off with half a billion bucks, say FedsThe Russian programmer who built the bank-acount-raiding Citadel Trojan has admitted his crimes.? (register)

10 Great Deals You Can Get On Amazon Canada Today

Hidden across the site, Amazon.ca has all kinds of great deals. But they& (makeuseof)


SUMo (or Software Update Monitor) scans your machine for out of date software and lists them all, then provides an option to update directly with MajorGeeks.... [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 1.55 MB ] (majorgeeks)

Twitter Software Helps Find, Ban Users Advocating Violence

With U.S. and European governments pressuring social media giants to take a more active approach to taking down illegal, harassing and violent content, Twitter has announced a new software based approach. In a report aimed at shining light on the process (hardocp)

How to open a playlist in a new window in iTunes 12.6 on macOS

With the release of iTunes 12.6, Apple has restored the ability to open a playlist in a new window on macOS --- here's how to do it. (appleinsider)

Gigantic Jupiter-type planet reveals insights into how planets evolve

An enormous young planet approximately 300 light-years from Earth has given astrophysicists a rare glimpse into planetary evolution.The post Gigantic Jupiter-type planet reveals insights into how planets evolve appeared first on Astrobiology Magazine. (astrobio)

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