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AMD is gearing up for 7-nanometer CPUs and graphics cards

Intel recently told investors that its 10-nanometer "Cannon Lake" chips won't be ready until 2019, but by then, it might get leapfrogged by its PC arch-rival. AMD told investors that it's sampling next-gen Zen 2 processors with 7-nanometer tech in preparation for a launch in 2019. The company is …

Advanced Micro Devices

Shure makes its superb electrostatic earphones a touch more affordable at $1,999

The KSE1200 is a simpler, cheaper, and more flexible version of the KSE1500<p>A year ago, I reviewed the $2,999 Shure KSE1500 earphones and declared them an outstanding technological feat with a sound that’s basically impossible to obtain anywhere else. Well, there’s now a more attainable version of …

Audiophile

How to install RackTables on CentOS 7

This tutorial walks you through installing the open source, data center inventory tool RackTables. Though the installation process is tedious, …

Linux

Fidget spinners, cookies and puppies: Billionaire has a plan to replicate Virginia’s blue wave in midterms

Neon signs blared messages at George Mason University students — “Are you tired of us chasing you with clipboards? Register to Vote” and “Name a more iconic duo . . . you and voting” — next to a table laden with fidget spinners and warm chocolate chip cookies.<p>“Young people can relate to memes,” …

Tom Steyer

If a nuclear weapon is about to explode, here's what a safety expert says you can do to survive

When Hawaii's ballistic-missile-threat system blared an alert across the state on January 13, many people didn't know where to go, what to do, or whether they could even survive a nuclear attack.<p>The alert sowed confusion, fear, and, pandemonium — especially among tourists— in the 38 minutes before …

Nuclear Energy

Bitcoin drops 50 percent from its peak value as it falls below $10,000

Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Cardano, and Litecoin are also down<p>Bitcoin dropped below $10,000 today, and it’s now worth just over half of its peak value. The cryptocurrency opened at $11,348, according to <i>CoinDesk</i>, and dropped over $1,600 to hit a low of $9,685, though it’s since recovered …

Cassette tapes are back, kind of

Add the surprise return of the cassette tape to the long list of why the last couple of years have been some of the strangest in recent memory. After a number of strong years for the vinyl record, the media’s successor had a good 12 months, as sales in the US rose a solid 35-percent, according to …

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

<b>Final update</b> Speed hits loom, other OSes need fixesA fundamental design flaw in Intel's processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the …

Information Security

Vanilla VA001 sets new drone endurance record after five days aloft

Last January, Vanilla Aircraft's VA001 set the world record for the longest unmanned internal combustion powered flight in history. Now the 36-ft …

The Houston Flooding Pushed the Earth's Crust Down 2 Centimeters

The 275 trillion pounds of water from Hurricane Harvey deformed the ground in Texas.<p>The weight of water can deform the Earth’s crust, if there’s enough of it. And we can measure that change with the ultraprecise global-positioning satellites humans have launched into orbit.<p>On Monday, Chris Milliner …

Hurricane Harvey

ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core motherboard

<i>The Register</i> doesn't really cover motherboards, but when one comes along with 19 PCIe slots – yup, nineteen, ten plus nine, so it can run 19 GPUs – …

Retired Air Force general: The US could wipe out North Korea in 15 minutes

"If he gets our full nuclear retaliatory capability, within minutes after one round going into Seoul, there will be nothing left," McInerney told Fox's Liz Claman on "Countdown to the Closing Bell."<p>"If you go to airborne alert — we used to call it 'chrome dome' — with nuclear weapons, and then we …

North Korea

This Raspberry Pi seismograph can be used as an early warning system for earthquakes

It’s sensitive enough to measure the tremors caused by nearby footsteps<p>If you live in an earthquake danger zone, you’re probably already familiar with what to expect and how to keep safe. But if you want to ramp up your earthquake preparedness (or if you’re an amateur seismologist on a budget) this …

It's not just Windows anymore: Samba has a major SMB bug

First, it was Microsoft's turn to deal with a terrible SMB security hole, WannaCry. Now, it's the open-source SMB server Samba's turn.<p>The other week, …

Appeals court strikes down FAA drone registration rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule that required owners of drones used for recreation to …

Drones

Japan has plans to drill through the earth’s crust and reach the mantle

Few things get us more excited than audacious research projects which also sound like potential blackmail plots from an old James Bond …

Geophysics

The $2 32-Bit Arduino (with Debugging)

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the Arduino. But if I had two serious gripes about the original offering it was the 8-bit CPU and the …

Arduino

Scientists Have Identified That Mysterious, Metallic Sound Coming From The Mariana Trench

We've never heard anything like it.<p>After months of speculation, scientists have finally identified the most likely source of a creepy audio recording …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Producer and documentarian Alex Gibney and whistleblower Dan David speak with MarketWatch about Chinese reverse mergers and short-selling.<p>4:02 p.m. …

Was Earth Born With Life On It?

If you asked a professional – a biologist, a fossil-hunter or a geologist – how old life on Earth was back in the 1970s, you would’ve gotten a very careful “I don’t know” answer. Going back before the rise of mammals, before birds, dinosaurs, reptiles, fish, crustaceans or even starfish and …

Universe

In 'Win-Win for People and Climate,' Obama Announces Solar-Boosting Initiative

The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a series of measures aimed at boosting access to solar energy—a move one environmental group hailed as …

Ms Marvel – And A Test Case For Child Pornography?

This is top half of a commissioned image of Ms Marvel by the artist <b>Kukuruyo</b>. He is a Spanish illustrator, cartoonist and designer otherwise known as</b> …

Earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED in space TODAY for two+ hours! Trouble ahead for all of us

<b>Earth's "Magnetosphere" COLLAPSED in space TODAY for two+ hours! Trouble ahead for all of us</b><p>A stunning and terrifying event has taken place in space …

Earth Science

Linux Systems Performance 2016

Talk for PerconaLive 2016 by Brendan Gregg. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbmEDXq7es0 . "Systems performance provides a different perspective for analysis and tuning, and can help you find performance wins for your databases, applications, and the kernel. However, most of us are not …

Linux

For the jury: Mistake or 'culpable negligence' by deputy in man's death?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robert Bates, a former insurance businessman turned volunteer deputy, goes on trial Monday in a fatal shooting involving an officer and an unarmed black man, and Bates doesn't deny pulling the trigger of his service revolver to put a single deadly shot into Eric Courtney Harris' back.<p>But …

Justice

Microsoft is bringing the Bash shell to Windows 10

Here is an announcement from Microsoft Build you probably didn’t see coming: Microsoft today announced that it is bringing the GNU project’s Bash shell to Windows. Bash (Bourne Again SHell) has long been a standard on OS X and many Linux distribution systems, while the default terminal for …

Mississippi Bill Would Let Churches Create Armed Security Squads

"The reality is that we’re a soft target."<p>What would Jesus pack?<p>The Mississippi Senate just passed a bill that would allow churches to train members to carry guns and act as security guards during religious services -- and exempt them from legal action if they use their weapons.<p>"This will allow a …

McDonald's is trying to recruit more Japanese staff with this bizarre anime ad

The first ad to be released is a classic coming-of-age drama, showing one young woman's journey from nervous novice to confident burger merchant.<p>The fast food company invested heavily in the recruitment drive. It has created eight anime videos with the help of Studio Colorido, according to The Drum.<p>…

US NRA gun group rewrites children's fairy tales with firearms

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has courted controversy by commissioning an author to rewrite classic children's stories, with guns. So far, two …

Men planning to hijack Air India flight surrender after it gets delayed for over 24 hours

(Image via indiaforensic.com)Three hijackers surrendered under mysterious circumstances yesterday after they were made to change the flight eight …

Airplanes