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Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Xi Jinping

Inside the Toolset of an Elite North Korean Hacker Group On the Rise

North Korea's most prolific hacking group, broadly known within the security community under the name Lazarus, has over the last half-decade proven …

Cybersecurity

Passive Compulab Airtop2 SFF Workstation Launched, with Xeon E3 and Quadro

Compulab this week has introduced a new generation of its passively-cooled Airtop workstations. The new updated models, called Airtop 2, use Intel's …

Computer Hardware

Hackers have turned the Nintendo Switch into a functional Linux tablet

There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. The first one is obvious: so you can play cracked copies of games. That’s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line.<p>But some people just want to run any software they choose on the …

Nintendo Switch

Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them

But it’s not a perfect feature<p>Google’s latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you. Now, when you go to share an item, you’ll no longer see a long tracking string after a link, just the primary link itself, as spotted by <i>Android …

Android News

Studio Accused Of Installing Malware On Customer's PCs

FlightSimLabs, a studio that specialises in custom add-ons for other company’s flight sims, has been found to be secretly installing a program onto …

Malware

Intenet Archive Sees Big Donations from Vitalik Buterin and the Pineapple Fund

Advertisement<p>Vitalik Buterin last week donated 100 Ethereum to a digital media charity.<p>At current prices this equates to $93,469, however, the …

Vitalik Buterin

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aerospace

OneNote — the best app for saving anything

This text is a rough translation of my article about OneNote, written in Russian in the middle of 2017.<p>I’ve seen articles about OneNote written in …

Software

How to Debug Any Problem

pexelsThe ability to quickly and effectively find and resolve bugs in new and established systems is one of the most valuable engineering skills that …

Product Management

Hackers Injected Cryptocurrency Mining Malware into 4,275 Govt. Websites -- They Only Made $24

Advertisement<p>Earlier this week, hackers infiltrated Browsealoud, a free text-to-translation tool, and injected the Coinhive cryptocurrency mining …

Bitcoin

Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers | Ars Technica

"Chaos" gives attackers, and follow-on attackers, full control over infected boxes.<p>A stealthy backdoor undetected by antimalware providers is giving …

Information Security

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Astrophysics

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

<b>Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the development of a programmable quantum processor made with silicon.</b><p>The team used microwave energy to align two electron particles suspended in silicon, then used them to perform a set of test calculations.<p>By using silicon, the scientists hope that …

Quantum Computing

Microsoft Visual Studio Code tool is now part of the Anaconda Python distribution

Microsoft is continuing to bang the AI drum with its developer tools, with its latest announcement that VS Code is shipping as part of the Anaconda …

Software

Coinbase admits it accidentally overcharged tons of cryptocurrency buyers

Following numerous complaints from concerned users on Reddit, popular cryptocurrency exchange desk Coinbase has confirmed a bug in its system accidentally resulted in charging tons of its users multiple times for the same purchase – some complained being charged 17 times the original purchase.<p>“We …

Cryptocurrency

These Perfectly Imperfect Diamonds Are Built for Quantum Physics

In the mid-2000s, diamonds were the hot new thing in physics. It wasn’t because of their size, color, or sparkle, though. These diamonds were ugly: …

Quantum Mechanics

Grafter Allows Users to Remix Entire Working Mechanisms into New Fully Functional 3D Printed Machines

A collection of remixed devices made with Grafter.A longstanding tradition among 3D printing enthusiasts is remixing each other’s models to make …

3D Printing

The ‘Black Panther’ Movie Deal That Didn’t Get Made

Marvel once tried to unload the movie rights to a whole roster of its characters. Rejection led the company to make the movies itself—and to create the most successful studio in Hollywood.<p>With “Black Panther,” Marvel Studios is poised to celebrate not just another box office hit but its 10th …

Comics

Windows 10 is adding an Ultimate Performance mode for pros

When you're creating 3D models or otherwise running intensive tasks, you want to wring every ounce of performance out of your PC as possible. It's a good thing, then, that Microsoft has released a Windows 10 preview build in the Fast ring that includes a new Ultimate Performance mode if you're …

Workstations

Best Linux Distribution

<i>See which distro won in the kick-off of 2018's Readers' Choice Awards.</i> more>>

Linux

Preview_CLH

Hear the epic true tales of how developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels are revolutionizing the technology landscape. Command …

Red Hat

Panasonic’s Let’s Note laptops are pure Japanese business distilled into a brick

If you ever find yourself on a bullet train between, say, Tokyo and Osaka at 5:37PM on a Thursday afternoon, you’ll see a lot of dudes in suits with three things on the little fold-out table: a meticulously arranged bento box, a can of Suntory Premium Malt's beer, and a Panasonic Let’s Note …

Gear & Gadgets

Magic Leap is partnering with the NBA to bring virtual basketball games to its goggles

Shaq says Magic Leap is great, while wearing Magic Leap<p>Lightfield-display technology company Magic Leap is partnering with the NBA to make more content that people will want to watch as a digital experience on top of the real world – when said people are able to get their hands on Magic Leap’s …

Augmented Reality

How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality

The technology helps quarterbacks learn plays, first responders recover from PTSD, and everyone get a grip on climate change.<p>Since tech wizard Jaron Lanier made virtual reality popular in the 1990s, many claims have been made about its transformative power. Most of these have proved to be hype and …

Virtual Reality

Trump administration proposes 'privatising' International Space Station

The Trump administration is planning to end funding for the International Space Station (ISS) and turn it into a self-supporting commercial venture, according to a Nasa document obtained by the Washington Post.<p>Reports have circulated for several weeks that the US government was planning to halt …

Space Exploration

UK appoints minister for loneliness

It is estimated 200,000 older people in Britain had not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. And more than half of all over 75-year-olds live alone.<p>The UK has appointed a Minister for Loneliness to help the vulnerable in society who feel isolated.<p>It is estimated …

Empathy

Zero-day vulnerability in Telegram

In October 2017, we learned of a vulnerability in Telegram Messenger’s Windows client that was being exploited in the wild. It involves the use of a …

Cybersecurity

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Anthropology