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Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark Released

Canonical has made available the download links for Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark'. It comes with a range of new features, changes, and improvements including GNOME as the default desktop, Wayland display server by default, Optional X.org server session, (rss.slashdot)

SpaceX gives free ride to replacement for Facebook's fried satellite

Israel's Spacecom still loves Elon enough to also pay for future launchSpacecom and SpaceX have settled their differences over a burned satellite. The Israeli company has once again signed Elon Musk's company for launch services.? (register)

Google Finally Revamps Google Calendar For The Web: Here?s How To Upgrade

After so many requests to do so, Google has finally revamped the web version of Google Calendar, making it as slick and feature-rich as other material design-converted G Suite apps. The fresh new look is now rolling out for everyone. (techtimes)

Nurse fleeing California wildfires puts horse in car, picture goes viral

Leave it to human ingenuity to solve almost anything.Lauren Mesaros, a California nurse, needed to flee from the Tubbs Fire going on in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties in Northern California. Mesaros also needed to get her three horses, including her pony (feedproxy.google)

'Mars' Electric Moon' --Solar Eruptions Could Electrify Red Planet's Phobos%A0(VIDEO)

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Morning Coffee ? 19 October 2017

Here are a few stories to read this morning. What hundreds of American public libraries owe to Carnegie's disdain for inherited wealth (The Conversation) New Zealand library cracks case of the missing books (The Guardian) On Readium CSS (Jiminy Panoz) The (feedproxy.google)

The new MacBook keyboard is ruining my life

I was in the Grand Central Station Apple Store for a third time in a year, watching a progress bar slowly creep across my computer's black screen as my Genius multi-tasked helping another customer with her iPad. My computer was getting its third diagnosti (osnews)

GloboNote 1.5.1

Platform independent desktop note taking program (sticky note). 2017-10-18 (freewarefiles)

Tilix: Advanced Tiling Terminal Emulator for Power Users

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Flying Insects Have Been Disappearing Over the Past Few Decades, Study Shows

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollin (rss.slashdot)

Controversial Cadiz water pipeline gets OK from federal government

In an about-face, the federal government has given Cadiz Inc. the go-ahead to lay a pipeline for its proposed desert water project in an existing railroad right-of-way. The decision by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management follows other Trump administrat (latimes)

You can't find tech staff ? wah, wah, wah. Start with your ridiculous job spec

And stop hiring floorspace in San Fran, London for Pete's sakeIn a recent IDG survey, the number of execs worried about a skills gap in IT grew from 49 per cent in 2016 to 60 per cent this year. Other surveys shore up this finding as well: a Cloud Foundr (register)

Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

Also, the US negotiates fighter jet purchase contracts on our behalfBritain?s F-35B fighter jets currently cost around $123m each ? and British officials are quite content that the only engine overhaul facility for the stealth aircraft?s engines is locat (register)

Here's the Canadian jet Boeing is fighting to keep out of America (BA, BBD.B, DAL)

Airbus now owns 50.01% of Bombardier's advanced C Series airliner program.The US Department of Commerce has proposed a 299.45% tariff on C Series coming to the US.Airbus will now build the US-bound C Series jets in Alabama to get around potential tari (feedproxy.google)

EU: No Encryption Backdoors But, Let's Help Each Other Crack That Crypto

The European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encrypted devices by sharing expertise around the bloc. From a report: In an attempt to tackle the rise of citizens using encryption and its effects on solving crimes, the (rss.slashdot)

Foxconn in secret talks with Trump

Foxconn, including its grand pooh-bah Terry Gou, had secret talks with the White House presumably looking for sweeteners for a $7 billion plus US investment in a display making plant.TVBS television showed Gou entering and leaving one of the entry gates (techeye)

Alexa Can Now Create Endless Lists for You

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Ubuntu Drops Unity for GNOME in Artful Aardvark Release

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Meet CudaText: A Cross-Platform Open Source Code Editor

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Leading brain-training game improves memory and attention better than competing method

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Adobe DNG Converter 10.0

A free utility that converts files from more than 300 cameras to DNG. 2017-10-18 (freewarefiles)

Survey: Tech workers are terrified they will be sacked for being too old

Industry age bias a source of constant worryAlmost half of tech workers in the US, like Hollywood stars, live in constant fear that age will end their careers, according to a new poll.? (register)

Astronomers strike gold ? and platinum ? as they watch two neutron stars collide

For the first time, scientists have witnessed the collision of two neutron stars in both gravitational waves and light waves. They've confirmed that this is how gold and other heavy metals are made. Some researchers are saying this is a bigger deal th (latimes)

How to Create Self-Updating Excel Charts in Three Easy Steps

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New technology to dramatically speed up home broadband

Slow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' - the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30% - could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.The new re (sciencecodex)

Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious

Activision has been granted a patent for a system for encouraging in-game purchases that sounds positively game-breaking.The post Activision Patents System to Make Microtransactions Even More Obnoxious appeared first on ExtremeTech. (feedproxy.google)

Researchers are looking for young impotent men

Can acupuncture have as a potent an effect as Viagra and Cialis? Norwegian researchers want to know. First they have to get hold of some young men with erectile (sciencenordic)

What happened to the GW170817 neutron stars after the merger?

Short-lived hypermassive neutron star could have been formed (feedproxy.google)

ET Deals: Save $400 on a Dell XPS 8910 Desktop PC

In search of an affordable desktop that has plenty of room for upgrades? Take a look at the XPS 8910 tower PC from Dell. With a sleek modern design, a quad-core CPU, space for three 3.5-inch drives, and support for up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, this PC is up (feedproxy.google)

?Cats-And-Dogs? Test to Predict Dementia Among Parkinson?s Patients

A test that uses images of cats and dogs may prove to be a quick and effective method of predicting which patients in early stages of Parkinson's disease will develop dementia. (feedproxy.google)

Mysterious Molecules Detected On Saturn During Cassini?s Grand Finale Dive

Scientists from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory announced Cassini's detection of some wild and unexpected particles in Saturn's atmosphere.The post Mysterious Molecules Detected On Saturn During Cassini& (feedproxy.google)

Google Engineers Explore Ways To Stop In-Browser Cryptocurrency Miners in Chrome

An anonymous reader writes: Google Chrome engineers are considering adding a special browser permission that will thwart the rising trend of in-browser cryptocurrency miners. Discussions on the topic of in-browser miners have been going on the Chromium pr (rss.slashdot)

Is Parkinson's A Prion Disease?

The Journal of Neuroscience recently featured a debate over the hypothesis that Parkinson's disease is, at least in some cases, caused by a prion-like mechanism - misfolded proteins that spread from neuron to neuron.A prion is a protein that has taken (blogs.discovermagazine)

Samsung's new camera has 17 lenses and costs $10,500 - CNET

The Samsung 360 Round is also about the size of a Roomba. (feedproxy.google)

Actor Jared Leto relishes role as tech-savvy investor - CNET

The actor credits the now-defunct Napster music-sharing network with spurring his interest in tech. (feedproxy.google)

GetResponse Marketing Automation Platform Review

GetResponse started out as an email marketing software provider in 1997, and currently boasts 350 000 customers, who are served by more than 300 staff members. (feedproxy.google)

MacBook Pro's space bar mercilessly mocked in song - CNET

Commentary: Jonathan Mann took it upon himself to chuckle at how vulnerable the MacBook Pro's space bar is to, well, dust. (feedproxy.google)

Dear Dr B: Why are neutrinos evidence for physics beyond the standard model?

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More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 years

The total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas, according to a study published October 18, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caspar Hallmann from Radboud University, The Netherlands, and collea (sciencecodex)

Mum takes more responsibility for the children

The social and moral responsibility for the children lies primarily with the mother, particularly at celebrations and festive seasons, according to Kristine (sciencenordic)

BoundHook Attack Exploits Intel Skylake MPX Feature

A post-intrusion technique developed by researchers at CyberArk Labs called BoundHooking allows attackers to exploit a feature in all Intel chips introduced since Skylake. The attack technique allows for the execution of code from any process without dete (hardocp)

Astronomy Has Just Gained a New Sense - Facts So Romantic

%A0Wikimedia Commons There are many stories to tell about GW170817. There are stories of a binary neutron star inspiral, two dead stars locked in a deadly dance that culminated in a collision. There are accounts of a worldwide collaboration of scientists, a (nautil.us)

VirtualBox 5.2.0

VirtualBox is a virtualizer that extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems inside virtual machines at the same time. [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 18.5 -108 MB ] (majorgeeks)

New atlas of cancer survival could lead to new treatments

The new tool might help explain why some patients live longer with the disease than others. (sciencenordic)

Heart attack patients may use inefficient coping methods for stress

Patients with a history of heart attack were more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease used problem-focused coping strategies, (sciencecodex)

'Invisible Toxic Cloud Found at South Pole of Saturn's Titan' --NASA Cassini Mission Discovery

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New Sulfur Flow Battery for Affordable Long-Term Grid Storage

The 'air-breathing' battery is energy-dense and made of abundant, low-cost materials (feedproxy.google)

Microsoft Teases Multi-Day Battery Life For Upcoming ARM-Powered Windows Devices

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechSpot: Microsoft late last year announced a partnership with Qualcomm to bring the full Windows 10 experience to ARM-powered devices. Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Gr (rss.slashdot)

No Patches for Vulnerabilities in Linksys Wireless Routers

IT security services and consulting company SEC Consult has disclosed the details of several apparently unpatched vulnerabilities affecting Linksys E-Series wireless home routers.read more (feedproxy.google)

Microsoft Azure ???? secret ?? ????? ?? US govt's ??? ??? centers

Redmond now able to host projects like ???????? and ????????????? in ????? and ???????????Microsoft's Azure cloud has been approved to host classified-level applications for the US government.? (register)

How To Install Sublime Text 3 Stable In Linux

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How to run DOS programs in Linux

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New Law Bans California Employers From Asking Applicants Their Prior Salary

An anonymous reader shares a report: California employers can no longer ask job applicants about their prior salary and -- if applicants ask -- must give them a pay range for the job they are seeking, under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1. AB168, (rss.slashdot)

Have You Tried the New Google Calendar Yet?

Google Calendar just got more fantastic. We& (makeuseof)

Brazil?s Worst Month Ever for Forest Fires Blamed on Human Activity

By Sam Cowie, The GuardianBrazil has seen more forest fires in September than in any single month since records began, and authorities have warned that 2017 could surpass the worst year on record if action is not taken soon.Experts say that the b (feedproxy.google)

Japanese Metal Manufacturer Faked Specifications To Hundreds of Companies

schwit1 writes: Kobe Steel, a major Japanese supplier of steel and other metals worldwide, has admitted that it faked the specifications to metals shipped to hundreds of companies over the past decade.Last week, Kobe Steel admitted that staff fudged repor (rss.slashdot)

Cause Of Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma In The Liver Identified

Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, a form of liver cancer mainly found among children and young people, currently has surgery as the only treatment available. But even then less than 40 percent of patients will survive beyond five years.It might hel (science20)

Shoring Up Democracy ? With Technology

Governments and transparency advocates from Taiwan to Argentina are looking to software and networked technology to strengthen and simplify the political process. Their aim: to make it easier for average citizens to participate in politics and to make the (undark)

EU: No encryption backdoors but, eh, let's help each other crack that crypto, oui? Ja?

You scratch my PKCS, and I'll scratch yoursThe European Commission has proposed that member states help each other break into encrypted devices by sharing expertise around the bloc.? (register)

Ask Slashdot: What Are Ways To Get Companies To Actually Focus On Security?

New submitter ctilsie242 writes: Many years ago, it was said that we would have a 'cyber 9/11,' a security event so drastic that it fundamentally would change how companies and people thought about security. However, this has not happened yet (mainly beca (rss.slashdot)

Why HPE Account LeSaint Logistics Is Moving to Dell EMC

I?m researching why formally loyal HPE accounts are switching to Dell EMC and while there are similarities in each account sometimes the differences are more interesting. In this case LeSaint Logistics , a third party supply chain logistics firm that is U (feedproxy.google)

Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life

For now, consider the new Surface Book 2 with mere 17-hour life and Intels insideMicrosoft says testing of Qualcomm-powered laptops running Windows 10 is well advanced and suggest it will be possible to use the devices for multiple days without charging (register)

ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming Motherboard Review and more

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: AMD Radeon RX 570 Graphics Card Price List AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & Ryzen 3 1200 Review Aorus X9 Review ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-F Gaming Motherboard Review Fabriq Riff Smart Speaker Review HighPoint SSD7101 (ntcompatible)

There's More to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Than Mixed RealityThere's More to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Than Mixed Reality

The latest version of Windows 10 helps users build bridges between iOS or Android devices and their PCs. (eweek)

Companies Turn Blind Eye to Open Source Security Risks

Many software developers and enterprise users have been lax or oblivious to the need to properly manage open source software. A new report highlights the consequences of failure to establish open source acquisition and usage policies, and to follow best p (technewsworld)

One chart shows how careless young Americans are with online passwords

Cybersecurity has become a buzzword as big companies like Yahoo and Equifax fall victim to massive data breaches. Despite all the high-profile incidents, many people have a 'it won't happen to me'%A0attitude%A0about%A0regularly changing their pas (feedproxy.google)

Why You Don't Need MU-MIMO

Delays, missteps and over-aggressive marketing have made this once promising technology something you can live without. (feedproxy.google)

First Floating Wind Farm Starts Delivering Electricity

Off the coast of Scotland, there is a 15.5 mile wind farm built by Statoil, a Norwegian-based offshore drilling company that started delivering electricity to the Scottish power grid. Floating in water attached to three giant suction anchors, there are fi (hardocp)

Netflix: Nielsen ratings for streaming shows mean nothing

Nielsen, the company which has been monitoring television show views and providing ratings for over ninety years, today announced it was creating a new service casting light on ?Subscription-based Streaming Content Consumption? ? in other words, Netflix, (feedproxy.google)

Visa Checkout integration in Android Pay is now live, one year after it was announced

This time last year, Google confirmed that it was working to add support for Visa Checkout and Masterapass to Android Pay. The aim was to have the services integrated in early 2017, but we've not heard much about it since. There was evidence of Visa Chec (androidpolice)

Wierd, Wild Weather In Europe: Saharan Dust in Moscow and Portugal Smoke in Finland

Thanks to other NASA satellites and the NASA GEOS 5 model, you can see where the smoke is and where the Saharan dust is. Note that it originates from the fires in Portugal where the dust is from empty wastes of the Sahara. All of this was pulled northward (blogs.agu)

Snapchat is selling an $80 dancing hot dog costume on Amazon (SNAP)

Snapchat has started selling an $80 dancing hot dog costume ahead of Halloween.The costume is a nod to one of the app's most popular AR filters.Snapchat parent Snap Inc. is officially in the costume business.On Wednesday the company started selling (feedproxy.google)

ContaCam 7.5.0

ContaCam provides you with reliable video surveillance and live webcam software for Windows. [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP Size: 16.5 MB ] (majorgeeks)

Samsung DeX Will Soon Run Full Desktop Linux

Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run actual proper Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8, and S8 smartphones -- and even Linux desktops: the Linux on Galaxy app will give smartphones the capability to run multiple operating systems, enabling (hardocp)

New Wi-Fi Crack can Intercept Your Data: What You Need to Know

google_ad_client = 'ca-pub-0008535939683877'; google_ad_slot = '6958691424'; google_ad_width = 336; google_ad_height = 280;One of the key security protections in WiFi has a serious vulnerability, a researcher has revealed. The exploit (infopackets)

Adventure Tape works as a stretchy, reusable duct tape alternative for field repairs

Duct tape. It's the stuff that puts life back together, from the simple breakdowns you sensed coming to out-of-left-field disasters that would throw MacGyver for a loop. New brand Adventure Tape believes duct tape might soon be relinquishing its u (feedproxy.google)

Operation Fresh Water

Despite floating on an ocean of it, sailors at sea need a way to make fresh water for drinking. That's where the Light Weight Purification System comes in. (science.dodlive.mil)

How to Always Open Directions in Google Maps on iOS

Choosing your default apps in iOS has long been a serious shortcoming of Apple devices. In fact, while previous versions of Apple& (makeuseof)

Today?s top deals: Roomba 650, wireless chargers, 4K TVs, Dyson Animal, so much CANDY, and more

Today's roundup of the day's best deals is probably the best one of the month so far, mainly because... CANDY! Other highlights include $75 off the best-selling Roomba 650 robot vacuum, wireless chargers starting at just $9.99, a deal of the day on a refu (feedproxy.google)

NASA's Robotic Psyche Mission To Communicate Using Lasers --'Think of It As a Telescope at the Core of an Extinct Planet'

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