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Major Linux security hole gapes open

An old Linux security 'feature' script, which activates LUKS disk encryption, has been hiding a major security hole in plain sight.<p>Sometimes Linux …

Linux

10 Highest-Yielding Dividend Stocks

Income investors naturally gravitate toward stocks that offer up the highest yield. But not every stock with a fat payout is an automatic buy. In fact, stocks with big yields are often quite risky, which is why income investors need to be choosy about which stocks they buy.<p>Image source: Getty …

How Men Experience Depression Differently Than Everyone Else

The condition isn't one size fits all.<p>Depression can be a real monster.<p>The mental health disorder, which affects nearly 350 million people worldwide, can include a range of emotional symptoms such as extreme sadness, loss of motivation and displeasure in activities and physical ailments like …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Starstruck<p>Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven …

Astronomy

Scientists are trying to figure out what it feels like to die

My mother and I sat across from the hospice nurse in my parents' Colorado home. It was 2005, and my mother had reached the end of treatments for metastatic breast cancer. A month or two earlier, she'd been able to take the dog for daily walks in the mountains and travel to Australia with my father. …

Scenes from the Somme: surreal, sickening spectacle

In a terrain that was recently farmland, the most depressing detail is the featureless, scrubby horizon<p>A century ago, European nations vented their aggression by making war, not playing football. The Battle of the Somme began on 1 July 1916 and lasted until mid-November; by the time it ended, more …

World War I

Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer's decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive …

NVIDIA ups the power and drops the price with its impressive new graphics cards

While you were out enjoying your Friday night, NVIDIA kicked off the weekend with a surprise unveil at the DreamHack gaming event in Austin to debut its latest gaming GPUs.<p>CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage at the city’s Emo’s music venue to showcase the GeForce GTX 1080, the company’s first …

Computer Hardware

This is the VR game that’s hurting players, and they love it

The story of Selfie Tennis, the most dangerous Vive launch game<p>I explained the dangers of <i>Selfie Tennis</i> to my friends before they played. I told them how many people had been hurt, and how many controllers had been broken. They paid attention; they're always respectful of hardware I have for …

Virtual Reality

The military is taking cyber warfare a lot more seriously

Following the rather embarrassing revelation that the Pentagon has no idea who'd be in charge in the event of a cyber attack comes word that the military is stepping up its cyber warfare game. So much so that cyber is joining the ranks of other combatant commands like those dedicated to specific …

Google's Nest might pay customers as compensation for shutting down their $300 smart-home devices

On Tuesday, Nest responded to customer complaints on Twitter, saying the company was working with customers "on a case-by-case basis to find the best resolution, including compensation."<p>"Revolv owners, we're here to help," Nest posted on its official Twitter account.<p>In 2014 — just nine months after …

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …

Genetics

There's a slim chance the FBI will have to tell Apple how it'll break into terrorist's iPhone

If the FBI manages to break into a San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone, there's a tiny possibility it might be forced to tell Apple how it pulled off the hack.<p>The Obama administration adopted a little-known cybersecurity rule in 2010 called the "vulnerabilities equities process."<p>The rule kicks in …

Privacy

British patient to undergo world's first virtual reality cancer operation

A British cancer patient is set to have his operation live streamed using virtual reality technology in a world first.<p>Viewers will be able to watch the ground-breaking surgery next month using a smartphone and virtual reality headset, making them feel as if they are in the operating theatre.<p>Using …

2017 Nissan GT-R: An Aging Godzilla Gets a New Nose and 565 hp

Godzilla's second facelift adds 20 horsepower and a slew of subtle body changes.<p>The Nissan GT-R has been around since 2008, with a subtle update in 2011. It's still a joy to drive, but frankly, it's getting a little long in the tooth. With an all-new replacement reportedly delayed until 2020, …

Nissan GT-R

An Israeli company is reportedly helping the FBI crack the San Bernardino iPhone

The FBI abruptly halted its heated case against Apple on Monday, citing a new break-in method from an unnamed "outside source." In the days since, the security industry has been puzzling over the identity of that mysterious source. But now, the mask is being lifted. Cellebrite, an Israeli mobile …

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

FIA Develops a Safer Rally Racing Barrier That Could Help Save Lives

Steel tubes filled with sand hope to prevent crashes where a guard rail pierces a rally car at high speed.<p>Rallying is one of the most dangerous forms of motorsport. Many European rallies run on narrow public roads designed for slow-moving traffic, not all-wheel-drive hatchbacks flung sideways at …

Pine 64 is Raspberry Pi 3 that does 4K, but you'll have to wait to get one

Forget fruit, wood is where it's at when it comes to miniature computing – or at least that's what the makers of the Pine 64 would have us believe, a …

Raspberry Pi

Lamborghini completely restored the first Miura SV for the car's 50th anniversary

Sports Cars

Hackers lost millions in bank heist because of sloppy spelling

Remember when your teachers told you spelling was important? Well, they weren’t wrong. Even if you’re going after a life of crime, as one group of hackers recently learned.<p>The not-so-sharp cyber criminals hacked into the servers of Bangladesh Bank and managed to get $81 million by bombarding the …

Lizard Found Preserved In Amber Is 99-Million-Years-Old, Scientists Say

"It's kind of a missing link."<p>March 5 (Reuters) - A fossilized lizard found in Southeast Asia preserved in amber dates back some 99 million years, Florida scientists have determined, making it the oldest specimen of its kind and a "missing link" for reptile researchers.<p>The lizard is some 75 million …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

"If you’re behind the moon and hear some weird noise on your radio, and you know you’re blocked from the Earth, then what could you possibly think?"<p>The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't …

CRISPR As WMD, Scientists Prove 'Interstellar' Possible

<i>This is Change Log — my semi-weekly observations and links on the intersection of tech, commerce, health, culture and markets</i><p>A few days removed from proclaiming U.S. spy agencies might use connected home appliances to “monitor” targets, James Clapper, the national director of intelligence, is …

James Clapper

Could you land a Boeing 737? Delta pilot creates video for passengers explaining how to fly the plane in an emergency

• <b>Tim Morgan, a commercial pilot with years of experience, has created a ten minute video</b>• <b><br>He claims his guide will help anyone safely land a 737 in an</b> …

2015 Lamborghini Aventador Reviews and Rating

Features & Options<p>Package<p>Invoice<p>Retail<p>Branding Package with Alcantara - PN2<p>REQUIRES: [0UK] Seat Upholstery, Synthetic Suede<p>NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0UB] 0UB; [0UF] 0UF; [0UL] 0UL<p>Badging On Dash, Headrests & Wheels<p>$1,170<p>$1,390<p>Branding Package with Leather - PN1<p>NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [0UK] Seat Upholstery, …

Carbon Fiber

Hacker posts info on thousands of Homeland Security employees

The US government has yet another security breach on its hands. Late yesterday, a Twitter account posted a Department of Homeland Security staff directory containing names, titles, email addresses, phone numbers and more for over 9,000 employees. "This is for Palestine, Ramallah, West Bank, Gaza, …

How high-tech chips are revolutionizing the NFL

Football fans and casual viewers watching the Super Bowl at home or on mobile will notice the referees aren’t the only “zebras” having an effect on the big game. Zebra Technologies brings to life so-called “Next Gen Stats” that are becoming an essential part of game broadcasts, analysis and some …