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Army Researchers Develop Tasty & Healthy Performance Bar

Army researchers took on the challenge of creating an innovative but tasty way to keep soldiers ready to train and fight. The result? The Performance Readiness Bar. (science.dodlive.mil)

Now You Can Listen to the Moon Landing

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Earth has two 'hidden moons', but they aren't moons at all - CNET

That's no moons. (feedproxy.google)

Douglas Rain, Voice of HAL 9000 In '2001: A Space Odyssey,' Dies At 90

schwit1 shares a report from The Hollywood Reporter: Douglas Rain, the veteran Canadian stage actor who provided the soft and gentle voice of the rogue HAL 9000 computer for Stanley Kubrick's classic 2001: A Space Odyssey and its sequel, has died. He was (rss.slashdot)

Award-winning film shot through Hasselblad 500CM warns of photo obsession dangers

I think there may be more than a few of us who have been told that we spend too long looking through a viewfinder instead of experiencing life first hand. And there will be plenty of us who know that sometimes we don?t get to experience an event because (dpreview)

Amazon Picks New York, Northern Virginia For HQ2

The Washington Post is reporting that Amazon has picked New York's Long Island City and Arlington County's Crystal City neighborhoods as the company's second headquarters (Warning: source paywalled; alternative source). The two locations will split the du (rss.slashdot)

iSH: an iOS Linux shell for your iPhone or iPad

Have you ever wanted to run a Linux shell on your iOS device to transfer files, write shell scripts, or simply to use Vi to develop code or edit files? Now you can, with a project called iSH that is currently available as a TestFlight beta for iOS devi (osnews)

Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck

Chrome Web Summit finds web apps still struggling next to shiny native counterpartsIf insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, Google's Chrome team might be a candidate for involuntary commitment.? (register)

OpenStack vs. Cloud Foundry vs. Kubernetes: What Fits Where

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Inside the Messy, Dark Side of Nintendo Switch Piracy

Doxing rivals, stealing each other's files, and poking around Nintendo's servers are all a normal part of the ballooning Nintendo Switch hacking and piracy scenes. Joseph Cox, reports for Motherboard: The Switch piracy community -- much of which operates (rss.slashdot)

Elon Musk wants to dig sewers in your city - CNET

The Boring Company CEO says transit tunnels aren't the only thing he's going to dig. (feedproxy.google)

Black Friday 2018 Google Assistant deals: $25 Google Home Mini, $99 Nest Thermostat E, $170 SimpliSafe security system and more - CNET

Jump-start your holiday shopping with deals on these Google-Assistant-enabled devices. (feedproxy.google)

NBN satellite user waiting for extra gigabytes? Keep waiting

Relief is coming next year, CEO promisesRemote Aussies getting their broadband from nbn?'s SkyMuster satellites have been promised a bit of bandwidth relief, with the company deciding to bundle some 'net traffic for free.? (register)

Black Friday 2018 phone sales: LG V30 for $430, Moto G6 for $200 and more - CNET

We scoured Best Buy, Amazon, Target and Walmart for the best offers. (feedproxy.google)

YouTube VR for Oculus Go is finally here

Back in September at its fifth Oculus Connect conference, the company that started the VR renaissance announced that YouTube VR, Google?s premiere hub for 360, and 180, degree videos, would be coming to the new, independent VR headset and platform. It see (feeds.slashgear)

The Woman Who Reinvented the Moon - Issue 66: Clockwork%A0

Sarah Stewart is living her ideal life?and it just got sweeter. The University of California, Davis planetary physicist recently won a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, famously and unofficially known as the ?genius grant,? for her work on the origin of Ea (nautil.us)

Data-nicking UK car repairman jailed six months instead of copping a fine

Data Protection Act isn't our only legal weapon, beams ICO Comment A UK car industry worker who abused his customer database access to send data to telephone scammers has been sentenced to six months in prison.? (register)

Can AIs Create True Art?

An anonymous reader shares an analysis: Last month, AI-generated art arrived on the world auction stage under the auspices of Christie's, proving that artificial intelligence can not only be creative but also produce world class works of art -- another pr (rss.slashdot)

UserLAnd Review: a little Linux in your pocket

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Activsion-Blizzard Stock is Tumbling

These last two months have been pretty hard on the stock market in general, but Activision-Blizzard seems to be faring worse than everyone else. Their stock price has plummeted from a high of about $83.3 in October to about $53 right now. For a company as (hardocp)

How to Protect Your Public Wi-Fi Connection

The rapid proliferation of public Wi-Fi hotspots has changed the way we shop, the way we work, and how we communicate. Free, open Wi-Fi is critical in making sure people are connected where mobile data is unavailable or too expensive. While the benefits o (feedproxy.google)

There?s nothing cooler than the sweet science of Icewine

Connie Tang, Chemistry co-editor There?s tension and excitement in the night air. Everyone around you is hustling with anticipation. The tractors are loaded with empty bins, the floodlights are beaming, and the gloves are on. This is the Icewine harvest. (blog.scienceborealis.ca)

What's big, blue, and short on Intel? The supercomputer world's podium: USA tops Top500 with IBM Power9

Arm gets a look-in with first petascale machine, China slips into thirdIBM can now officially boast it has built the world's two most powerful publicly known supercomputers.? (register)

Music and Meditation Alters Biomarkers of Alzheimer?s and Cellular Aging

According to researchers, meditation and listening to music may help to alter biomarkers associated with cellular aging and Alzheimer's disease in adults experiencing memory loss. (feedproxy.google)

Africa Doesn't Need Genetically Modified Mosquitoes

There are plenty of less drastic ways to fight malaria-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)

The best Stan Lee characters - CNET

He created hundreds of characters in 95 years on this planet. Here are some of our all-time personal favorites. (feedproxy.google)

France: Let's make the internet safer. America, Russia, China: Let's go with 'no' on that

Blighty, Germany, Australia also missing from 'Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace'America has aligned with China and Russia to scupper a France-led initiative to improve the internet's security. However, French president Emmanuel Macron has (register)

Skype for Windows

Chat with your friends and colleagues using text or video (downloadcrew)

Israel Aims To Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles By 2030

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CleanTechnica: 2030 seems like a long way off, but it's really just around the corner. And when the bell tolls at midnight on December 31, 2030, you may not be able to buy a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle in I (rss.slashdot)

2020 BMW M340i revealed ahead of LA Auto Show debut - Roadshow

Here's the scoop on the hotter, six-cylinder version of BMW's new 3 Series. (feedproxy.google)

Black Friday 2018 Deals Lookin? Great for Pixel 3, Galaxy Phones

Black Friday 2018 is approaching and a number of companies have begun to share their lineup of deals. That means it& (feedproxy.google)

Black Friday 2018 deals: best prices on PS4, Xbox One, Switch - CNET

If you're in the market for gifts or yourself, there's no better time than Black Friday to buy a new gaming console. (feedproxy.google)

Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste

On yer bike, CJEU tells Dutch dairy dealerThe EU's highest court has rejected an attempt to use copyright law to protect the distinct taste of a food product.? (register)

Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 6 Smartphones Hacked At Pwn2Own Tokyo

wiredmikey writes: Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphones were all hacked on the first day of the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 contest taking place this week alongside the PacSec security conference in Tokyo, Japan. Pwn2Own Tokyo 2018 partici (rss.slashdot)

Traces of First-Century A.D. Roman Fort Found

WARSAW, POLAND?According to a Science in Poland report, researchers led by Emil J?czmienowski of the University of Poland's Institute of Archaeology have found traces of a first-century A.D. Roman fort in a farmer?s field near the Romanian-Serbian border (archaeology)

Microsoft resumes Windows 10 October 2018 Update after it was paused - CNET

Microsoft had to pull the update after some users reported files being deleted. (feedproxy.google)

Bethesda donated $10,000 to the family of a Fallout-loving cancer patient and now fans are helping out too

The Fallout community has turned out to support Wes' family (gamesradar)

Hitman 2's Denuvo DRM Cracked Days Before the Game's Release

thegarbz writes: Denuvo, the darling of the DRM industry was once considered by publishers to be the final solution to piracy. Slashdot has documented the slow decline of Denuvo from stories in 2014, and 2016 where publishers were praising Denuvo's succes (rss.slashdot)

Haunted by His Brother, He Revolutionized Physics - Issue 66: Clockwork%A0

T he postcard contained only two words: ?Hurry up.?John Archibald Wheeler, a 33-year-old physicist, was in Hanford, Wash., working on the nuclear reactor that was feeding plutonium to Los Alamos, when he received the postcard from his younger brother, Joe (nautil.us)

Hideo Kojima pays tribute to Stan Lee, and remembers when Lee dressed as Revolver Ocelot to present an award

Hideo Kojima was a big fan of Stan the Man (gamesradar)

The British Army is Carrying Out a Massive Test of Military Robots and Drones

The British Army is testing out over 70 new technologies, including unmanned vehicles and surveillance drones, in a four-week experiment on one of its biggest training grounds. From a report: What sort of stuff? The department isn't giving out specifics b (rss.slashdot)

Microsoft lobs Windows 10, Server October 2018 update at world, minus its file-nuking 'feature', after actually doing some testing

Wow, what a novel concept: 'Extensive internal validation'Is the Windows October 2018 update here again? Did it ever exist previously? Are we all in a feverish dream where the latest version, build 1809, is stable and fit for purpose, and Patch Tuesday w (register)

A Look at How One of the Largest Record Companies in the World Once Owned Rockstar Games and Sold it For a Pittance

Question: what is entertainment's highest-grossing weekend debut of all time? Hint: It only took place two weeks ago. From a report: It was claimed by a Western-themed video game called Red Dead Redemption 2 -- the second in a series dubbed 'Grand Theft A (rss.slashdot)

Should Comcast Be Investigated For Antitrust Violations?

The American Cable Association (ACA), an industry group that represents over 700 small and medium-sized cable operators, wants antitrust regulators to investigate whether Comcast-NBCUniversal is abusing its power to hurt smaller television and internet se (rss.slashdot)

Google Suffered a Brief Outage on Monday Which Pushed Some of Its Traffic Through Russia, China and Nigeria; Company Says It Will Do an Investigation

Google suffered a brief outage and slowdown Monday, with some of its traffic getting rerouted through networks in Russia, China and Nigeria. From a report: Incorrect routing instructions sent some of the search giant's traffic to Russian network operator (rss.slashdot)

NASA Brings Mars Landing, First in Six Years, to Viewers Everywhere Nov. 26

NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NAS (nasa.gov)

Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET

The iPhone discounts are just getting underway. (feedproxy.google)

France Will Embed Regulators Inside Facebook

In what Reuters claims to be 'the first move of its kind,' the French government will embed a number of regulators inside Facebook and 'examine how the social media giant combats hate speech online.' Starting in January, the regulators will stay there for (hardocp)

Stay classy: Amazon's Jassy gets sassy with Larry

AWS boss claims consumer division has switched off Oracle data warehouseAmazon?s consumer business has switched off its Oracle data warehouse and will be almost Big Red-free by Christmas ? at least according to AWS boss Andy Jassy.? (register)

Saliva Based RNA Panel Distinguishes Children with ASD From Non-Autistic Peers

A new study reveals researchers were able to distinguish between children with or without ASD diagnosis, thanks to a new saliva based biomarker panel. Researchers report the test can be used in children as young as 18 month, assisting in early diagnosis o (feedproxy.google)

French president Macron insists new regulations needed to protect us from Facebook

While announcing new pilot project with FacebookFrench president Emmanuel Macron has insisted that new laws are needed to limit and protect online content and the internet itself.? (register)

Amazon reportedly picks New York, northern Virginia for HQ2 - CNET

Decision to be formerly announced as soon as Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reports. (feedproxy.google)

Americans are checking their phones now more than ever, report says - CNET

Sixty-three percent of those surveyed by Deloitte are trying to cut back their screen time, but only around half of them are successful in doing so. (feedproxy.google)

Don't count on vitamin D or fish oil supplements to reduce your risk of cancer or heart disease

A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems ? such as heart attacks and strokes ? in healthy older people. Although hundreds of studies of these supplements (latimes)

Scam or stunt? It's looking like the latter... Xiaomi's so sorry for smartphone 'promo'

When an offer looks too good to be true, it always isChinese phone maker Xiaomi is in damage-control mode after an online promotion coinciding with its UK launch somewhat backfired.? (register)

Modular automation controller builds on UP Squared SBC

Techbase is shipping a Linux-friendly industrial automation controller called the ModBerry M2000 based on the UP Squared SBC, featuring GbE, SATA, and M.2. Polish development firm Techbase offers a growing family of industrial control computers based on p (linuxgizmos)

Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals include free Echo and Fire TV gear

Joining Best Buy and select other retailers is Amazon with its own early Black Friday sales. The company has posted its deals on its website, where customers can get Echo, Kindle, and other Amazon devices at big discounts. As well, Amazon& (feeds.slashgear)

How Have Plants Shaped Human Societies?

We still know very little, but a new project called the Plant Humanities Initiative aims to change that-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)

Black Friday Pixel deals 2018: Pixel 3 for $600, Pixel 3 XL for $700 - CNET

Or, buy at full price and pick up a $200 gift card. (feedproxy.google)

European-Built Service Module Arrives in U.S. for First Orion Moon Mission

The powerhouse that will help NASA?s Orion spacecraft venture beyond the Moon is stateside. The European-built service module that will propel, power and cool during Orion flight to the Moon on Exploration Mission-1 arrived from Germany at the agency?s Ke (nasa.gov)

China launches Beidou satellite

China launched another Beidou navigation satellite Thursday. A Long March 3B rocket lifted off from... (spacetoday)

SETTV IPTV Service Ordered to Pay DISH $90,000,000 in Piracy Damages

SETTV, an under-fire IPTV service previously sued by several Hollywood studios, has suffered a crushing blow in another US-based lawsuit. After being sued by DISH Network and Nagrastar for retransmitting the former's content without authorization, SETTV h (feedproxy.google)

Amazon Device EDC

submitted by Chris MorleyBose SoundSport Wireless Headphones, BlackFisher Space PeniPhone Xs Max in Mous Case (Bamboo)KeySmart CompactGerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket KnifeLeatherman WaveKlarus XT11TUMI Men's Monaco Double Billfold WalletSoftware Dev EDC (everydaycarry)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 789

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Fedora 29 WorkstationNews: Fedora turns 15, Haiku experiences server outage, Debian releases updated media, FreeBSD 10.4 reaches its end of lifeTechnology review: Fedora 29 SilverblueReleased last week: Neptune 5. (distrowatch)

Cloud zeta: Google's data-transfer boxen hit beta in Europe

Rival AWS fluffs US govt cloud, pops up in ItalyPlaying catch-up with AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud has pulled the EU dust covers off its cloud onboarding appliance.? (register)

An introduction to Udev: The Linux subsystem for managing device events

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Black Friday 2018 deals at Best Buy: Roku and OLED TVs, Sonos, Apple and Google - CNET

The original big box tech retailer busts out the bargains for the biggest sale day of the season. (feedproxy.google)

Stan Lee's Avengers 4 cameo confirmed - here's every upcoming film he'll appear in

Here?s when and where Stan Lee will next appear in the MCU and beyond (gamesradar)

Pokemon Let's Go on Switch feels like Pokemon 101 - CNET

Nintendo's first big Pokemon game on Nintendo Switch goes for a simple reboot. And you probably don't need that Pokeball. (feedproxy.google)

The New York Times' massive photo archive is being digitized with Google's help

The New York Times has millions of printed photographs stored in an underground archive nicknamed 'the morgue,' and it has begun the arduous task of digitizing this collection. Google is part of the project, according to a post on one of the company's bl (dpreview)

Students Revolt Against Facebook Sponsored 'Summit Learning' Curriculum

Students at Brooklyn's Secondary School for Journalism staged a walkout in protest of the adoption of Facebook sponsored educational tools. Summit Learning is a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers and is financially backed by Facebook CEO (hardocp)

All-new 2020 BMW M340i and M340i xDrive sedans debut in LA

The LA Auto Show kicks off this month, and ahead of the official debut at the show, BMW has pulled the wraps off the all-new 2020 BMW M340i and M340i xDrive sedans. Both of these cars represent a & (feeds.slashgear)

New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

Optimised Office 365 performance also on cardsCisco has claimed to be 'bringing intent-based networking into every domain', the latest being branch offices which need software-defined WAN capabilities and security.? (register)

Snow launches SaaS usage visibility to help businesses optimize cloud investments

Snow Software (Snow) introduced Snow for SaaS to give organizations visibility to their growing portfolio of SaaS applications in use within their enterprises. Businesses can use that insight to optimize investments, drive operational efficiency, manage r (feedproxy.google)

Reviewers Don't Trust Facebook's Portal

Reviewers have had their hands on Facebook's Portal for some time, and the verdict is pretty much the same everywhere: Portal is one of the best video calling devices ever made. The Wall Street Journal calls it the 'most immersive video-chatting experienc (hardocp)

Bethesda Launcher Won't Uninstall Fallout 76 B.E.T.A.

Yesterday, various news outlets reported that players are running into issues trying to uninstall the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. VG247 says that the launcher would ask for login info when trying to uninstall the game. Upon entering the login info, players would (hardocp)

Wot I Think: Battlefield V

Developer: Dice Publisher: Electronic Arts Release: 15th November On: PC From: (feedproxy.google)

Waymo will reportedly launch a commercial driverless car service in Phoenix

Bloomberg reports that Google spinoff Waymo could launch a commercial ride-hailing service in Phoenix as early as December 2018. (feedproxy.google)

'What if Marvel was real?' - Check out these exclusive images from M. Night Shyamalan's Glass

M. Night Shyamalan completes his superhero trilogy with Glass ? check out some exclusive images here (gamesradar)

Get a PS VR bundle for less than $200 and more in the upcoming PlayStation Black Friday sales

The official PlayStation Black Friday sales kick off this weekend, with big savings on PS VR and PS4 slim bundles (gamesradar)

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