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Watch a Mercedes-Maybach S-Class compliment strangers with its headlights - Roadshow

The Mercedes Digital Light system can display words and images using an array of LEDs and reflectors in the headlights. (feedproxy.google)

This Avengers: Infinity War 16-bit Thanos battle is pure retro joy

Thanos is the best final boss, who?d have guessed it? (gamesradar)

The Kindle Voyage is no longer available from Amazon

The Kindle Voyage is no more. The e-reader is currently unavailable through Amazon, as noted by a few sites. You can still pick up a refurbed version through the retailer, but listings for the new model note that, & (feedproxy.google)

FDA approves first generic version of EpiPen

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of EpiPen on Thursday, a move that will bring new competition for the lifesaving allergy injection that helped spark public furor over high drug prices. The new drug ? from Teva Pharm (latimes)

Logitech MX Vertical is a work of art first, a mouse second - CNET

With its swooping, eye-catching lines, Logitech's ergonomic mouse is a pleasure to look at and touch. (feedproxy.google)

Share Files Securely With Onionshare

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Jack Ryan review: Amazon's action analyst ain't that interesting - CNET

After numerous big screen attempts to make Tom Clancy's hero happen, this TV version is all too familiar. (feedproxy.google)

Breathing Fire: California?s Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Wildfire Smoke

This story was produced and published in partnership with KQED, an NPR affiliate in California. It?s part of ?Breathing Fire,? a series of research reports and journalism features by Climate Central. The work has received support from the (feedproxy.google)

Facebook Messenger backdoor demand, bail in Bitcoin, and lots more

If you're not already suffering from Black Hat/DEF CON overloadRoundup It's time for another rapid roundup of computer security news beyond what we've already reported.? (register)

I tried to buy Nvidia's $60,000 gaming machine and couldn't - CNET

Commentary: Not just because I can't afford it. But also because I can't afford it. (feedproxy.google)

Dropbear SSH a lightweight alternative to OpenSSH

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Whoops: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 leaks at retailer Newegg - CNET

Say hello to Nvidia's RTX 2080. And RTX 2080 Ti. (feedproxy.google)

Renewed Interest in Octonions

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Navy Engineers Programming Robots to Help Simplify Sailors? Jobs

Engineers hope the use of robotics will improve efficiency and safety. (science.dodlive.mil)

Time to re-think the climate change challenge

OPINION: We now know enough about the nature of the earth system that the risk of crossing a planetary threshold that propels us into a Hothouse Earth needs to (sciencenordic)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 777

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: YunoHost Fedora makes it easier to convert file systems, Red Hat responds to hardware bugs, Lubuntu plans migration to Wayland, Debian turns 25 years oldTips and tricks: Limiting resource usageRelease (distrowatch)

Amazon's Kindle Voyage May Be Over

Amazon's Kindle e-reader family seems to have lost a member along the way, with the disappearance of the Voyage from its Kindle Family listing. From a report: The site now lists just three models in its lineup of eight configurations, the Kindle, Kindle P (rss.slashdot)

16-Year-Old Teen Hacked Apple Servers, Stole 90GB of Secure Files

Well, there's something quite embarrassing for Apple fans.Though Apple servers are widely believed to be unhackable, a 16-year-old high school student proved that nothing is impossible.The teenager from Melbourne, Australia, managed to break into Appl (feedproxy.google)

This is not your father's Microsoft - CNET

CEO Satya Nadella knew the culture at the world's largest software maker needed a fix. Employees and investors are sold. Now he's got to convince the rest of us. (feedproxy.google)

The Real Promise of LSD, Mushrooms and MDMA for Medical Science

Researchers explore why using hallucinogens to treat an array of mental health disorders is becoming more popular. (feedproxy.google)

China's first 'fully homegrown' browser is a Chrome clone

A Chinese software startup has become a laughing stock on Chinese social media after claiming to have developed China's first fully homegrown browser only to be promptly exposed for copying Google.I think it's entirely normal for countries - (osnews)

Gmail Now Lets You Send Self-Destructing 'Confidential Mode' Emails From Your Phone

Google has rolled out its 'confidential mode' for setting a self-destruct date on email to mobile devices. From a report: Confidential mode came with the search company's big redesign of Gmail announced earlier this year and became the default for consume (rss.slashdot)

IGN Pulls Ex-Editor's Posts After Dozens More Plagiarism Accusations Surface

An anonymous reader shares a report: The gaming site IGN is working to remove all of the posts written by former editor Filip Miucin, who was fired two weeks ago for plagiarism, after internet sleuths found that dozens of his articles and videos copied or (rss.slashdot)

So phar, so FUD: PHP flaw puts WordPress sites at risk of hacks

But claims of 'complete system compromise' are a little extremeBsides Manchester A newly discovered WordPress flaw has left installs of the ubiquitous content management system potentially vulnerable to hacking.? (register)

Saint Louis University Is Outfitting Student Living Spaces With Thousands of Echo Dots

Saint Louis University announced this week a plan to outfit living spaces with 2,300 Echo Dots. The smart speakers will be ready by the time classes start later this month. TechCrunch reports: SLU is quick to note that it's 'the first college or universit (rss.slashdot)

London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail

Staff forced to whiteboard in terminals as cloud connection goes TITSUP*London Gatwick Airport?s shiny new cloud-based flight information display system had a hard landing this morning as its vision of the future was brought down to earth with a bump.? (register)

The future of humanity: A Bluetooth ball hitting your face ? forever

When augmented reality becomes hospital visitingRemember when Pokemon Go suddenly became a thing and idiots ran off cliffs, into trees, through hospitals, and across lanes of traffic, causing plenty of accidents?? (register)

Motorola's New P30 Smartphone Blatantly Copies iPhone X

The increasing adoption of a notched design proves that Android smartphone manufacturers will not hesitate to take a page out of the iPhone X playbook. Motorola appears to have stolen the entire literature with their new P30 smartphone, however, as it loo (hardocp)

Smart homes can be easily hacked via unsecured MQTT servers

The Internet of Things is full of security holes, and the latest one has been pointed out by Avast researcher Martin Hron: unsecured MQTT servers. What is MQTT? The Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol is a messaging protocol that& (feedproxy.google)

Want to check out Dying Light: Bad Blood early? You'd better sign up for the PC playtest soon

Signups for Dying Light: Bad Blood's global PC playtest end on August 22 (gamesradar)

Dear Dr B: Is it possible that there is a universe in every particle?

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HP Omen Obelisk gaming desktop is engineered beyond its $879 starting price - CNET

A redesign of the Omen 870 desktop, this micro-ATX tower aims for easy expansion and gaming immersion. (feedproxy.google)

Five Reasons to Eat Insects

Save room for bugs! They''re the future of green cuisine. (pbs)

How Women Came to Dominate Neuroendocrinology - Issue 63: Horizons

When Kathleen Morrison stepped onto the stage to present her research on the effects of stress on the brains of mothers and infants, she was nearly seven and a half months pregnant. The convergence was not lost on Morrison, a postdoctoral researcher at th (nautil.us)

SUSE and Microsoft give enterprise Linux an Azure tune-up

Veteran penguin botherer feels the need. For speedLongtime Linux slinger SUSE has emitted a kernel optimised for the cloudy world of Microsoft Azure.? (register)

Outlook on the Desktop 3.6.0

Keep your Outlook calendar within easy reach at all times (downloadcrew)

BitTorrent Founder Bram Cohen Has Left the Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Bram Cohen, a co-founder of BitTorrent, the company which oversees the development of eponymous P2P protocol, has left its board, he told TorrentFreak. The revelation comes weeks after the file-sharing s (rss.slashdot)

Here are some recent postcards from Jupiter

Let's check in on NASA's Juno spacecraft, which completed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter last month. (planetary)

Gartner's Great Vanishing: Some of 2017's emerging techs just disappeared

They fell off the Peak... They perished on the Plateau... They fell in the Trough...There's been a tragedy on the fields of emerging technology and nobody seems to have noticed. Once-promising trends that were toiling for recognition a year ago have simp (register)

7 Rules From NASA Astronauts That Can Help You Get Enough Sleep

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Shuttle-era engine tested for DARPA spaceplane

A shuttle-era engine is undergoing a series of daily test firings to demonstrate its... (spacetoday)

'The future will be won or lost on this technology. I'm very concerned': The founder of a $9 billion company warns that China is on track to dominate the US in one of today's most important technologies

Investors and entrepreneurs say that the US may soon fall behind in the race to build better artificial intelligence.While many agree that the US was a leader in the technology's development, in recent years, the tables have turned: many say that China (feedproxy.google)

It's Time to End the 'Data Is' vs 'Data Are' Debate

dmoberhaus writes: After receiving too many irate emails about using 'data' in the singular, a reporter spoke to two lexicographers about how the language changes over time and why it's perfectly acceptable and perhaps even 'standard' to use data as a sin (rss.slashdot)

The Ig Nobel dream-sequence video of Prof Waz

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The Air Force is Looking for Innovative Tech Solutions

Air Force scientists are seeking innovators for ideas to enhance energy security and readiness. (science.dodlive.mil)

What's new on Netflix this week? (August 20-26)

Horrors galore, a new Nordic crime drama, and everything else new on Netflix this week (gamesradar)

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.1. Netflix is testing ads for its original content that will play while you binge watch. Netflix users are not pleased, and took to social media this weekend to criticize the move.2. The& (feedproxy.google)

OnePlus 6T will launch with T-Mobile in first US carrier deal ever - CNET

The company is shooting to price the phone at $550, although that still needs to be finalized. (feedproxy.google)

Becoming the Noise, Part II: Putting Humans into the Physics Equation

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Researchers reveal new online user tracking techniques

Researchers have identified a number of online user tracking techniques that can& (feedproxy.google)

Pepsi to buy SodaStream for $3.2 billion - CNET

Pepsi says the deal will advance its vision for a 'healthier, more-sustainable planet.' (feedproxy.google)

Bank of England Chief Economist Warns On AI jobs Threat

The chief economist of the Bank of England has warned that the UK will need a skills revolution to avoid 'large swathes' of people becoming 'technologically unemployed' as artificial intelligence makes many jobs obsolete. From a report: Andy Haldane said (rss.slashdot)

Are Gravitational Waves the Key to Nailing Down the Universe's Expansion Rate?

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Cloudgizer: An introduction to a new open source web development tool

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West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Read Climate Central?s research report, ?U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ?Disease Danger Days.??Download story PDF here%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09By John Upton (Climate Central) and Kyle Jones (El Paso Times)Elisa Sierra had just given birth to twins (feedproxy.google)

'It just snapped' ? Ryan Reynolds accidentally broke Deadpool 2?s biggest Easter egg (and kept the footage in the movie)

Destroying a piece of movie history? Not cool, Reynolds (gamesradar)

'This is Not Your Father's Microsoft': CEO Satya Nadella On Helping a Faded Legend Find a 'Sense of Purpose'

News outlet CNET has two big stories on Microsoft today. The publication interviewed CEO Satya Nadella on the changes he has made since taking the top job. The stories, among other things, talks about Microsoft Hackathon, the diversity pushes Nadella has (rss.slashdot)

Fitbit Charge 3 blurs the line between fitness tracker and smartwatch

The Charge 3 is Fitbit's newest fitness tracker, picking up where the Charge 2 left off back in 2016. It brings with it a refined design, extra swim-tracking capabilities, sleep monitoring, and a larger display with full touchscreen capabilities ? (feedproxy.google)

Prenda lawyer pleads guilty to moneyshot honeypot scheme

Smut-slinging copyright troll cops to fraud and money laundering chargesOne of the attorneys behind notorious copyright operation Prenda Law has just agreed to plead guilty to a pair of felony counts.? (register)

The Venus controversy

A lack of new missions keeps scientists guessing on what shaped the planet?s surface. (planetary)

Cars That Power the Grid

Electric cars that feed energy back to the power grid may play a critical role in a future ''smart grid.'' (pbs)

Think bigger: it?s not just what you eat

Senior Journal Development Editor, Bex Chang, recently attended Nutrition 2018, a conference where researchers, practitioners, health professionals, and policy makers gather to advance nutrition science and its practical application. In this blog Bex shar (blogs.biomedcentral)

Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

By Kevin Davenport (Idaho Statesman). Maya Miller (Climate Central) contributed reportingIvy Albert’s job is conversation. Working as an interpreter, she helps the hearing impaired by translating things like doctor’s appointme (feedproxy.google)

The best back-to-school deals from Best Buy - CNET

College and K-12 students (and parents!), it's not too late to save money on laptops, monitors, dorm accessories and more. (feedproxy.google)

Asteroid crashing into the atmosphere outshines full moon - CNET

NASA says a meteor turned fireball lit up the sky 40 times brighter than the moon. (feedproxy.google)

Nvidia revealed its newest, most cutting-edge graphics cards yet ? here are the key details (NVDA)

NVIDIA announced three new additions to its graphics card lineup Monday — the RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti. The new RTX series, powered by Turing GPU architecture, is designed to provide better lighting and shadow effects through 'ray (feedproxy.google)

The truth is in the sediments

OPINION: The seafloor has different patterns on top than underneath the surface. Researchers at Nord University suggest that new seafloor research in the (sciencenordic)

China's Huawei Caught Faking DSLR Shots as Smartphone Pictures in a Commercial

Smartphone cameras are better than ever, but sometimes there's just no substitute for a full-sized DSLR. Unfortunately, it seems that Huawei thinks so, too. From a report: A shot in the company's latest commercial for its new Nova 3 smartphone has been re (rss.slashdot)

A sound card before its time

A mysterious full-length sound card recently arrived at the OS/2 Museum. It was clearly manufactured by IBM in 1985, and sports a 20 MHz Texas Instrument TMS32010 DSP (the DSP is the large black DIP chip near the lower left corner, not the ceramic gold (osnews)

Amazon Prime will no longer offer 20% off games, company switching to $10 gift card with select titles

You have until August 28 to make the most of your Prime (gamesradar)

Mozilla accuses FCC of abdicating its role, ignoring comments in net neutrality lawsuit

Legal battle (register)

Prenatal Exposure to Violence Leads to Increased Toddler Aggression Toward Mom

A critical new study reports prenatal interpersonal violence can affect emotional regulation by toddlers toward their mothers. Researchers report children of mothers who were victims of domestic abuse during pregnancy, are more likely to exhibit aggressio (feedproxy.google)

Cryptocurrency Teaches Novices Hard Life Lessons About Investing

Cryptocurrency investors worldwide have felt the pinching of their wallets as the value of Bitcoin and other crytocurrency has fallen up to 90% from record high values in some countries. Now the investors who lost the most are telling their stories about (hardocp)

CSI Launches Open API Platform

Computer Services, Inc. a provider of financial technology solutions, introduces CSIbridge, an open application programming interface (API) platform, to give banks the power to build custom technology integrations that help to increase efficiency and enha (feedproxy.google)

Win 1 of 5 limited edition Blu-rays of The Changeling

'A child's ball bouncing down a flight of stairs was enough to scare the daylights out of me,' says Stephen King (gamesradar)

BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Leaves BitTorrent Behind

BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen is making it clear that he has nothing to do with the TRON cryptocurrency. While the company he founded was recently acquired by TRON founder Justin Sun, Cohen is no longer officially involved. Instead, he's working on this (feed.torrentfreak)

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ?Disease Danger Days?

Research Report by Climate CentralDownload report PDFAmong the many consequences of human-caused climate change is a change in the pattern, incidence and location of some diseases spread by biting mosquitoes, ticks an (feedproxy.google)

What the hell is the deal with Tether?

It was a simple concept: a cryptocurrency whose units were always and constantly worth exactly one dollar, because they were backed by dollars held in a bank. Voila: dollars with the powers of crypto, such as the ability to quickly and permissionlessly tr (feedproxy.google)

Independence: A New Performance Indicator for Researchers?

A scientist's achievements are often measured in terms of the number of papers they publish (productivity) and how many citations those papers get (impact). These 'bibliometric indicators' are widely derided but they have proven remarkably stubborn.No (blogs.discovermagazine)

China Aims To Narrow Cyberwarfare Gap With US

According to the Department of Defense, China is looking to narrow the gap with the U.S. in terms of cyberwarfare capabilities. 'The Pentagon report said that in recent years the Chinese army has emphasized the importance of cyberspace for national securi (rss.slashdot)

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