Matt Flynn

31 Flips | 4 Magazines | @MattFlynn6p1t | Keep up with Matt Flynn on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Matt Flynn”

Chinese firm acknowledges inadvertent role in cyberattack

The hazard of having so many household devices connected to the internet is even more obvious after Friday's cyberattack.<p>A Chinese firm that makes components for surveillance video cameras now admits their technology was used, in part, to carry out the unprecedented strike.<p>XiongMai Technologies …

Cybersecurity

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet.<p>Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people's homes were taken over by malware and then, …

Cybersecurity

Stephen Hawking: AI will be 'either best or worst thing' for humanity

Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”, and praised the creation of an academic institute dedicated to researching the future of intelligence as “crucial to the future of …

Artificial Intelligence

Michael Moore Preps Surprise Donald Trump Film

Michael Moore will premiere a new film about Donald Trump, <i>Michael Moore in TrumpLand</i>, tonight, October 18th in New York City, Deadline reports.<p>Related<p>…

Donald Trump

Was Europe's Mars landing successful?

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 19, 2016, 12:39 p.m. EDT</b> European mission managers have just confirmed that the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter performed its burn …

Volcanoes on Venus erupted recently, new study suggests

PASADENA, Calif. –Volcanic activity on Venus took place in the recent past, geologically speaking, and may still be happening on the planet today. New research takes a deeper look at one recent eruption on Venus' surface.<p>The Idunn Mons volcano in the southwestern hemisphere of Venus rises 1.6 miles …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

Methane Hydrates: Environmental Armageddon or Energy Windfall?

<i>A chunk of methane hydrate ice burning</i><p>Buried deep along the continental shelves of many of the world's oceans is an intriguing, recently uncovered, hydrocarbon source: methane hydrates. Although the full extent of these deposits is unknown, preliminary estimates suggest they could represent the …

Melania Trump: Donald Trump was 'egged on' into 'boy talk'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Melania Trump defended Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations "lies" and saying Trump was "egged on" into "boy talk" during a 2005 tape in which he made lewd comments about women.<p>"I believe my …

Donald Trump

Fischer says Fed 'very close' to goals for U.S. jobs, inflation | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is very close to its U.S. employment and inflation targets, the Fed’s vice chair said on Monday, adding he is therefore “not enthusiastic” about raising the price-level target in an attempt to spur economic growth.<p>Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley …

Economy

Donald Trump Says GOP Office Firebombed 'Because We Are Winning'

After the North Carolina GOP headquarters was firebombed on Sunday, one of the presidential candidates blamed “animals” while the other called the …

Associated Press News

Donald Trump may launch anti-establishment television network after US election say analysts

Donald Trump could transform his tens of millions of political followers into a ready-made audience for a new anti-establishment television network called Trump TV if he loses the presidential election.<p>According to reports his son-in-law and close adviser Jared Kushner, who owns the New York …

MIT nuclear fusion record marks latest step towards unlimited clean energy

A nuclear fusion world record has been set in the US, marking another step on the long road towards the unlocking of limitless clean energy.<p>A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) created the highest plasma pressure ever recorded, using its Alcator C-Mod tokamak reactor. High …

Energy

Howard Stern talks Donald Trump interviews

Howard Stern has no intention of replaying the conversations he had with Donald Trump on his show over the years — even though they’re more relevant …

WikiLeaks claims a 'state party' cut Julian Assange's internet (updated)

If you believe WikiLeaks, someone is trying to silence founder Julian Assange. The truth-through-disclosure group is claiming that a "state party" has cut Assange's internet access at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It isn't naming the culprit at this stage, but does say that it has "activated …

Peter Thiel set to donate £1million to Donald Trump's election campaign

Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel is donating $1.25million (£1m) to Donald Trump’s election campaign, it has been reported.<p>The entrepreneur, who spoke at …

Peter Thiel’s $1.25 million Trump donation draws Y Combinator into bitter Silicon Valley feud

<i>(This story was updated 10/18 at 1:30 a.m. with additional developments.)</i><p>As Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has stumbled in recent weeks amid missteps and sexual harassment accusations, the developments have cemented hard feelings on both sides.<p>His supporters are digging in harder, echoing …

Science Gives Silkworms Spiderman-esque Silk

Researchers have successfully beefed up the delicate thread of the silkworm by feeding them graphene, or single-walled carbon nanotubes. You know …

A Year After Discovering Water on Mars, Humanity Finds a Second Home

“Mars looks like a little bit of a better place to send humans than we thought before."<p>One year ago this week, NASA announced the discovery of liquid …

'Marsquakes' Could Release Sufficient Hydrogen to Support Life

Quakes on Mars could potentially release enough compounds to support microscopic life.<p>Researchers studying earthquakes in Scotland have discovered that earthquakes on Mars, or marsquakes, may release enough hydrogen to support life.<p>During earthquakes, rocks in the ground grind against each other. …

How to make your own 'SNES Micro' using a Raspberry Pi

When Nintendo introduced its NES Mini back in July, which packs 30 classic games into an all-in-one micro-console, we noticed something. Its full, …

Google is building a new operating system

A page has surfaced on the code-sharing website GitHub about the new OS, called — for now, at least — Fuchsia.<p>It's not based on Android, the California-based technology company's mobile operating system used in billions of smartphones around the world, nor does it build upon the Linux kernel.<p>The …

NASA's Fermi mission expands its search for dark matter

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although experiments on the ground …

Dark Matter

Venus May Once Have Been a Garden Planet

One of the hard facts of our solar system is that even with eight perfectly nice planets, Earth remains the only house on the block with its lights …

Audi's new suspension turns rough roads into electricity and saves fuel

Carmakers have already figured out how to capture the energy lost to slowing a car. It's called regenerative braking.<p>Rather than slow a vehicle with …

3tags.org

Watch high-speed footage of past SpaceX launches

If you didn't get the chance to watch previous SpaceX missions blast off, this video can bring you up to speed. It shows what the private space corporation has been up to these past few months, including the engine burn and launch of the May mission that carried Japanese communications satellite …

Silicon Valley chip-maker Intel acquires AI start-up for $350 million

Califormia-based Intel Corporation enters the artificial intelligence (AI) foray with its first AI start-up acquisition.<p>Califormia-based Intel …