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  • Aetna to Provide Apple Watch to 50,000 Employees, Subsidize Cost for Customers

    09/27/2016 9:37:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Tuesday September 27, 2016 11:02 am PDT | by Juli Clover
    Insurance company Aetna today announced a major health initiative centered on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, which will see Aetna subsidizing the cost of the Apple Watch for both large employers and individual customers. Starting this fall during open enrollment season, Aetna will subsidize "a signficant portion" of the Apple Watch cost and will offer monthly payroll deductions to cover the remaining cost. apple watch series 2 Aetna also plans to provide Apple Watches at no cost to all of its nearly 50,000 employees as part of a wellness reimbursement program to encourage them to live healthier lives. "We...
  • Official: Windows 10 has hit the 400 million device mark

    09/27/2016 7:46:44 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Dan Robinson
    Microsoft’s self-installing Windows 10 operating system has reached the 400 million mark, the firm announced at its Ignite conference in Atlanta this week, up from the previous high of 350 million in August. This adoption rate means the firm’s self-imposed target of a billion devices by mid-2018 looks increasingly unlikely, but the Redmond giant can take some consolation in the fact that business enthusiasm seems to be growing. The latest version of Windows hit its one-year anniversary on July 29, a date that also marked the ending of the free upgrade offer period for users of Windows 7 and Windows...
  • Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law? (Hofstra gouges reporters)

    09/27/2016 7:25:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 27, 2016 | Kieren McCarthy
    The host of the first presidential debate on Monday night, Hofstra University in New York, may have broken the law and could be in line for a huge fine. Reporters at the event were appalled to find that among the heavily marked-up items they were offered – $150 to rent a lamp, anyone? – was a $200 charge for a "secure wireless internet connection." Worse than the clear effort to price-gouge people trying to file stories, however, was the fact that the university decided that only its wireless access points were allowed to be used, and even sent someone around...
  • Apple Watch Series 2 review: It’s time to jump in

    09/27/2016 2:59:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Sep 27, 2016 9:04 AM PT | By Jonny Evans
    Faster, brighter, water resistant and far more versatile I am not the world's best surfer, or passionate kayaker, but I quite enjoy a gentle swim from time to time. Credit: Apple I’ve been using my Apple Watch Series 2 for over a week. I thought I should share a few observations about my experience and try to explain why I think now is a good time for people who may have been curious about the product to take a look. A little history Introduced in a blaze of glory after years of speculation, Apple Watch quickly became King of the...
  • BeCensored (What's up with Candid?)(Video Only)

    09/27/2016 8:54:30 AM PDT · by servo1969
    YouTube ^ | 9-27-2016 | Harmful Opinions
    Get it? 'Cause their website is BeCandid. Ha.
  • New Mac Trojan uses the Russian space program as a front

    09/26/2016 11:48:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    MacWorld ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Michael Kan
    The Komplex Trojan can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac Security researchers have found a new Mac OS X malware that appears to be targeting the aerospace industry. The Trojan, called Komplex, can download, execute, and delete files from an infected Mac, according to security firm Palo Alto Networks. Interestingly, the Trojan will also save a PDF document to the infected system concerning the Russian space program. The PDF document details planned Russian space projects from 2016 to 2025, but it acts as a decoy, Palo Alto Networks said in Monday blog post. In reality, the Trojan...
  • iOS 10 backups are easier to crack, but Apple promises to fix security flaw

    09/26/2016 4:03:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Computerworld ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Darlene Storm
    Forensic researcher claims iOS 10 local backups are easier to crack since the security protection is 2,500 times weaker than in iOS 9, but Apple promised to roll out a patch for the security flaw. After Apple’s battle over encryption with the FBI, you’d expect Apple’s newest iOS to continue the trend of providing even better privacy and security than the previous iOS version. Sadly, that’s currently not true as iOS 10 has a “major security flaw” which leaves the data locally backed up to iTunes much more vulnerable to password cracking. At least that is what Russian forensic software...
  • Exclusive: Google is planning a 'Pixel 3' laptop running the 'Andromeda' OS for release in Q3 2017

    09/26/2016 3:16:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies ^ | September 26, 2016 | By David Ruddock
    Two independent and reliable sources have confirmed to us that Google is planning a new Pixel laptop to be released in Q3 2017. The project, known internally as 'Bison' and by the informal nickname 'Pixel 3,' will likely be the first brand-new device to showcase Google's combined Android / Chrome OS 'Andromeda' operating system in a laptop form factor. Bison, then, would be the culmination of years of work by Google's Pixel team and Google's Android and Chrome OS teams.We are extremely confident Google plans for the device to run Andromeda. We are also confident that Andromeda is a...
  • Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7 has battery problems too

    09/26/2016 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    BetaNews ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Mihăiță Bamburic
    Samsung can't seem to catch a break with the Galaxy Note7 recall. For a while it looked like the replacement devices would put the exploding battery concerns to bed, but now it appears that the saga may be far from over.The new batteries may no longer be a fire hazard, but follow-up reports from customers who have received replacement Galaxy Note7 units in South Korea reveal that they come with their own set of issues. The batteries that Samsung uses in the replacement Galaxy Note7 units are said to overheat and lose battery life quickly. The first issue has...
  • 4chan Aims to Fill Google with Racism Following “War on Trolls” (Not a Bad Idea)

    09/25/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 46 replies
    Crave Online ^ | 9-23-2016 | Paul Tamburro
    Members of 4chan’s “politically incorrect” board /pol/ have begun “Operation Google,” which aims to circumnavigate the search engine’s new AI program to remove bigoted and racist posts and comments from the internet by filling the search engine with more bigotry and racism. Operation Google was outlined by 4chan members as an effort to replace the “n-word” with the word “Google,” in order to “make it so Google would have to censor their own company by making them a racial slur towards blacks.” The Operation Google “manifesto” can be read below:
  • SR#1210 – 6 Days Until Internet D-Day? Obama Relinquishes Control & Oversight -IANA -ICANN

    09/25/2016 11:43:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 25SEP2016 | Bill Still
    Visit our website now: - considered by informed insiders’ as THE ultimate resource for fixing the National Debt problem and surviving Economic or Financial Collapse/Crash and attaining the unvarnished truth about Washington and today’s United States Political Climate. Good morning, I’m still reporting on SR 1210 – 6 Days Until Internet D-Day? http:// 018:15 – Sept. 24, 2016 Good morning, I’m still reporting on Internet uncertainty. Control over core aspects of the Internet will transfer from US government control over to a non-profit that is becoming increasingly internationalized is just 6 days - Friday night at midnight. Here...
  • Clueless iPhone 7 owners tricked into DRILLING hole in their phones to ‘get a headphone jack’

    09/24/2016 6:39:25 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 63 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 24, 2016 | BY ELLIE FLYNN
    Clueless iPhone 7 owners tricked into DRILLING hole in their phones to ‘get a headphone jack’ A fake YouTube video claiming to show users how to get the much-missed sound input has gone viral - with many unknowing victims following its lead By ELLIE FLYNN 24th September 2016, 3:17 pm CLUELESS iPhone 7 users have been tricked into DRILLING a hole into their phone in a bid to get a headphone jack.A fake YouTube video claiming to show users how to get the much-missed sound input has gone viral – with many unknowing victims following its lead. YouTube/TechRax 4 iPhone 7 users have...
  • Apple releases iOS 10.0.2

    09/23/2016 11:28:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | September 23, 2016
    Apple today released iOS 10.0.2 whic hincludes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone or iPad. This update: • Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working • Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library • Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensionsFor information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:
  • Son of China's Richest Man Buys Eight iPhone 7s for His Dog

    09/23/2016 11:31:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    The 28-year-old only son of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin who is worth £23 billion, has just set the internet on fire after he bought his dog, Coco – an Alaskan Malamute, eight iPhone 7 handsets. According to a Dailymail, pictures emerged on China’s social media showing the lucky canine posing next to a stack of eight boxes believed to contain a £800 phone in each which its eccentric owner, Wang Sicong, who was educated at Winchester College in UK bought for her. The new photos were uploaded by Wang Sicong who is already worth £430 million to the dog’s...
  • Looking for HTML/Webpage Help for my Website

    09/22/2016 7:37:25 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 15 replies ^ | 09/22/16 | 50sDad
    I am sure SOMEBODY is going to complain something about my posting this, but I have always gotten good computer advice from FR. I am getting started in voice acting, and have a website promoting my talents. Can anyone tell me how to make my main page play a sound file from a list of files? I want to have 20+ comic intros on the site, and have the webpage play one of them, at random, whenever the page is re/loaded.
  • Teen Hacker Says He Jailbroke The iPhone 7 in Just 24 Hours

    09/22/2016 4:23:26 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 23 replies
    Motherboard ^ | September 22, 2016 | LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI
    The iPhone 7 is, in Apple’s own words, “the best, most advanced iPhone ever.” It is not, however, impossible to hack. A teenage hacker has found a way to circumvent the phone’s security and restrictions, jailbreaking a brand new iPhone 7 running iOS 10, effectively taking full control of it and allowing him to install apps not approved by Apple. The 19-year-old hacker, who’s known online as qwertyoruiop but whose real name is Luca Todesco, took advantage of a series of bugs he found and exploited—and all it took him, he said, was just 24 hours.
  • ​Samsung received '26 false reports' of Note 7 fires

    09/22/2016 1:04:20 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 9 replies
    ZDNet ^ | September 21, 2016 | Cho Mu-Hyun
    Samsung Electronics had 26 false reports from consumers alleging that their Galaxy Note 7 caught fire since its recall announcement earlier this month, the company has said. Out of the 26 reports, the South Korean tech giant said that in 12 cases they found no fault with the devices. In seven cases, the reported victim could not be reached and in another seven incidents, the consumer cancelled the report or alleged that they threw away the device.
  • Windows 10 update version 1607

    09/22/2016 12:16:55 PM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 79 replies
    Me ^ | 09/22/2016 | Me
    How long does this take? Started updating at 10:00 am today. It is now 3:00 pm and I'm at the gray screen with the spinning dots. It already did the 'percent' screen and several restarts. Just wondering how much longer.
  • Yahoo to announce details of massive data breach

    09/22/2016 10:28:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Technology news website Recode reported yesterday that Yahoo will be confirming details of a massive data breach sometime this week, according to sources close to the situation. The breach is likely connected to claims made by hackers earlier in the summer that they had access to 200 million Yahoo user accounts, including information on names, passwords, personal information, birth dates, and other email addresses. ... Earlier in the summer, a hacker going by the moniker “Peace,” said that he would be selling credentials on 200 million Yahoo users from 2012 on the dark web for little more than $1,800. One...
  • Oversight orders Reddit to preserve deleted posts in Clinton investigation

    09/21/2016 8:35:29 PM PDT · by wille777 · 29 replies
    The House Oversight Committee has ordered Reddit to preserve deleted posts believed to be written by an IT technician the committee suspects may have deleted Hillary Clinton emails that were under subpoena. Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) confirmed that the committee has issued a preservation order and that Reddit is “cooperating.” The order "has the weight of law, you can't destroy things and hope things magically get erased,” he told The Hill Wednesday.
  • Samsung unleashes 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs with ridiculous write speeds

    09/21/2016 9:41:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Trusted Reviews ^ | 2016/09/21 | Michael Passingham
    Samsung unleashes 960 Pro and 960 Evo SSDs with ridiculous write speeds by Michael Passingham Samsung has launched the highest-capacity consumer M.2 SSD around, revealing the 2TB 960 PRO at an event in Seoul this morning. Not only that, the firm has also managed to improve top speeds by 40%. The top-of-the-range 960 PRO has claimed peak sequential read speeds of 3,500MB/s (megabytes per second) and write speeds of 2,100MB/s. This is up from 2,500MB/s and 1,500MB/s respectively in the previous generation launched a year ago. The 960 PRO will be available in 512GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. Squeezing 2TB...
  • Apple patents bold new innovation – a paper bag

    09/21/2016 9:05:04 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 24 replies
    Apple has patented remotely disabling iPhone cameras. It’s patented Gear VR-style headsets, and watch-controlled photography. It’s even patented the sliding function to unlock the phone – deceased as of iOS 10 – and the concept of a phone with a bezel and rounded edges. Now it’s gone one step further, and applied to patent a paper bag.
  • Man Blames Airline for Missing Flight

    09/20/2016 7:52:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Alina Machado and Sandra Esquivel
    Michael Mellion says he was left stranded at the airport after an email from the airline changed the flight time—one that turned out to be wrong. Mellion was heading back home to Fort Lauderdale from Pensacola when he got an email from Silver Airways. "I never have gotten an email from an airline telling me they’re going to be late,” said Mellion. At first, he says he was grateful to learn of the delay. "I think anybody who’s a traveler doesn’t want to spend any more time at the airport than they have to," said Mellion. But when he showed...
  • Apple releases macOS Sierra

    09/20/2016 7:42:25 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 20, 2016 · 1:04 pm
    Apple today released macOS Sierra. Siri makes its debut on Mac, with new features designed just for the desktop. Your Mac works with iCloud and your Apple devices in smart new ways, and intelligent capabilities make your photos, music, and messaging even more enjoyable.

Get things done by asking Siri, the intelligent assistant now on your Mac. • Enjoy your favorite features from iOS as well as new ones optimized for Mac. • Send messages, create reminders, search the web, and more while you work. • Drag and drop or copy and paste Siri results into your documents. • Pin Siri...
  • Drudge Report rant (vanity)

    09/20/2016 1:22:00 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 31 replies
    09/20/2016 | self
    Without regard for discussion I've heard about Matt Drudge being a 'chaos' guy... ...twice in the past week I've had Drudge idling in another tab and had my entire browser locked up by adware mimicking a support window. I'm fully-aware it's a scam, having shared this during a recent scam/fraud presentation. I've been visiting Drudge less & less the prior year; time to dump my cache and leave it be. - rant over -
  • First Time: Wireless Emergency Alerts System Serves As Electronic Wanted Poster

    09/19/2016 8:21:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    KABC ^ | September 19, 2016
    A milestone in the war on terror was reached this morning as the nation’s Wireless Emergency Alerts system was deployed as an electronic wanted poster. The image of wanted bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was transmitted to millions people via their cellphones.
  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    09/19/2016 8:08:27 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 12 replies ^ | September 18, 2016 | Vijay Prabhu
    "Today we look at the reason why hackers always prefer Linux over Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. You may have your own reasons for choosing Linux but what do hackers really look forward to while working with Linux."
  • Jeff Sessions & Other Senators Unite Against Internet Giveaway

    09/18/2016 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 36 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz' Website ^ | september 16 2016
    On Friday, Sen. Cruz, along with Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Dan Sullivan (R-A.K.), and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) issued the following joint statement urging Democratic senators to oppose the Obama administration’s proposed Internet oversight transition set to take place on October 1: “It is profoundly disappointing that the Obama administration has decided to press on with its plan to relinquish United States oversight of crucial Internet functions, even though Congress has not given its approval. For years, there has been...
  • SAN Disk Q&A

    09/16/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by djf · 31 replies
    Hi everyone, I have a question about SAN disks, which is a standard electronic disk. I have two of them, one is 128GB and the other is 240GB. Many sites report that electronic media do have a limited number of writes/reads before they quit. I have never been able to push one of my drives to fail, and don't really want to destroy something on purpose. But I am intensely curious what happens when they do fail. Is it smart enough to report to the OS (operating system) that there has been a track failure? Will the OS keep operating,...
  • Birther stuff revived to distract from HRC's seizures and "deplorable" remarks

    09/16/2016 12:50:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    9/16/16 | sff
    Maybe this was already posited by someone, but I don't recall. The Washington comPost wanted to help Hitlery change the subject from her disastrous candidacy and campaign, so "birther" crap was resurrected. Suddenly CNN and even FOX got on board. Pathetic. Trump stays on message, gets endorsed by great veterans, and the media is left looking like fools. My guess is they'll try to keep this alive, by orders implicit or explicit from Team Shrillary.
  • Tim Cook says augmented reality will be bigger than virtual reality

    09/14/2016 5:25:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies ^ | 09/14/2016
    ook has been dropping hints about Apple's interest in augmented and virtual reality since the beginning of the year. In January, the Financial Times reported that Apple has a secret team numbering in the hundreds of employees working to develop applications of the two technologies, including headsets. In his comments to GMA, Cook doesn't entirely write off virtual reality, but he does make it sound like a lower priority for Apple. "Virtual reality sort of encloses and immerses the person into an experience that can be really cool but probably has a lower commercial interest over time," he said. "Less...
  • LOL! Here’s a #DNCleak classic that explains a lot about the party’s cybersecurity woes

    09/14/2016 11:32:26 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 20 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/14/2016 | Doug P.
    A previously released email has found new life in the wake of the #DNCLeaks scandal, and it’s a great reminder of the kind of brilliance guiding the Democratic Party (and might explain where Hillary got her cybersecurity expertise).
  • iPhone 7 Review — The future in disguise

    09/13/2016 4:38:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 13, 2016 | By Nilay Patel
    Photography by James Bareham The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are deeply unusual devices. They are full of aggressive breaks from convention while wrapped in cases that look almost exactly like their two direct predecessors. Even that continuity of design is a break from convention; after almost a decade of Apple’s steady two-year iPhone update pattern, merely retaining the same design for a third straight year plays against expectations. Inside that case, everything else about the iPhone 7 is a decisive statement about the future. The dual cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus promise to usher in a new...
  • iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides - Bookmark this guide to everything new in iOS 10.

    09/13/2016 3:28:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    C-Net ^ | September 13, 2016 | by Sharon Profis
    iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps. There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this page as you get started with iOS 10. Wait -- read this first! No seriously, wait. The iOS 10 update was freezing some people's phones. Apple has just issued a fix, but if you already ran into this issue, here's how...
  • Samsung's Quick Fix for Galaxy Note 7 Is No Full Recharge

    09/13/2016 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    CIO Magazin ^ | Posted September 13, 2016 | By Youkyung Lee.
    Samsung plans to issue a software update for its recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that will prevent them from overheating by limiting battery recharges to 60 percent. The front page of the Seoul Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, carried a Samsung advertisement on Tuesday announcing the software update for any users of the Note 7 who may be disregarding its recall notice and continuing to use the smartphone. "It is a measure to put consumer safety first but we apologize for causing inconvenience," the advertisement by Samsung Electronics said. The update for South Korean users will start Sept. 20, it...
  • Apple releases iOS 10

    09/13/2016 11:52:51 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | September 13, 2016 1:09 PM
    Apple has just released iOS 10 to the public. iOS 10 is the latest operating system designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. iOS 10 can be downloaded on the iPhone 5 and later, the iPad mini and later, the iPad 2 and later, and the 6th generation iPod touch. The update is available on all compatible devices through iTunes or over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update.Currently the update may be unavailable due to high user demand.iOS 10 is the biggest release of iOS ever. A massive update...
  • Congress Can and MUST Save the Internet from Obama

    09/13/2016 9:32:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 29 replies ^ | 09/12/2016 | Pamela Gellar
    Kudos to Ted Cruz for leading this fight. Trump should make this a top issue of his freedom platform. Of course, the leader of the anti-freedom movement (and his successor Hillary) would work to extinguish the last frontier of freedom in the information battle-space. Sites like mine will go the way of the First Amendment — to the dustbin of free societies. This is the fight. The UN is controlled by the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation), the largest world body at the UN, consisting of 56 Muslim countries and the “Palestinian” Authority. The OIC has who worked feverishly to...
  • USB Killer: A device that can destroy a PC in seconds

    09/12/2016 8:41:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    DECCAN CHRONICLE ^ | Published Sep 12, 2016, 12:02 pm IST
    A Hong Kong based manufacturer, USB Kill, recently developed a device that can annihilate any modern device there is. The USB Killer is not a toy. Created by a manufacturer based in Hong Kong, USB Kill, it is thumb drive that destroys the physical components of any modern device that it is plugged into. The thumb drive named USB Kill 2.0 is a testing device created to test USB ports against power surge attacks. How it works? It simply collects power from the USB power lines until it reaches a certain voltage (240V). Following which it discharges the stored voltage...
  • iOS 10 Release Time in Your Time Zone (Tomorrow, September 13, 2016)

    09/12/2016 8:28:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    iPhoneHacks ^ | September 11, 2016 | by Gautam Prabhu
    iOS 10 Release Time in Your Time ZonePosted by Gautam Prabhu on Sep 11, 2016 | No Comments Last week at its “See you on the 7th” event, Apple announced that it will be releasing iOS 10 to the public on September 13.We have received a lot of queries from readers asking us at what time iOS 10 will be available.While it is anybody’s guess as it completely depends on when Apple, based on previous major releases, Apple should be releasing it at around 10 AM PST/1 PM EST. Since 2010, Apple had released a major software update at this time. If you’re wondering what...
  • Microsoft thinks time crystals may be viable after all... Movement without energy?

    09/12/2016 5:02:41 PM PDT · by dayglored · 53 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Katyanna Quach
    Microsoft researchers have teamed up with physicists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, to show how time crystals might be possible. First proposed by Nobel-prize winning theoretical physicist Frank Wilczek, time crystals are hypothetical systems that spontaneously break time-translational symmetry (TTS) – a fundamental symmetry in physics. In plain language, they exhibit tiny movements without using energy. Crystals have a rigid arrangement of atoms that break translational symmetry. Their structure is not symmetrical in space, unlike a sphere, which looks the same from all directions. Time crystals break the symmetry of space and time. Wilczek considered a group of...
  • Customize your Windows 10 notifications (Get notified the way YOU want to be)

    09/11/2016 9:04:39 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    CNet ^ | Sep 10, 2016 | Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
    Get notified on your PC the way you want to (or not at all). The Windows 10 notifications system is still a work in progress -- universal-ish app notifications that appear on your lock screen, on your desktop and in your action center. In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Microsoft has added more notifications (Windows can now link to your Android phone via the Cortana app and mirror Android notifications on your desktop) and more notifications options, including the ability to prioritize certain apps over others. The notifications/action center is getting there, but it's still pretty confusing. Here's how to...
  • MXene: Scientists Create Extra Thin Coating to Clean Up 'Electromagnetic Pollution'

    09/11/2016 8:41:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    natureworldnews ^ | 09/11/2016 | Monica Antonio
    Tagged as MXene, the nanomaterial coating aims to contain and protect devices from electric interference, which has increased dramatically in the past years due to the boost in gadget production. The study, published in the journal Science, says that electromagnetic noise could actually have a devastating effect on other gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, etc. It may even lead to malfunctions and degradation. Babak Anasori, PhD, co-author of the study, explains that in order to protect devices, a thick metal coating made of aluminum or copper is needed. However, this is pretty much impractical when applied to everyday,...
  • 911 could face its own emergency: Hackers

    09/10/2016 8:56:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/09/2016
    Using a network of hacked smartphones, attackers could overwhelm a whole state's 911 system with endless calls, shutting out a huge portion of legitimate callers. The approach, known as a denial of service attack, "is a significant threat to the availability of 911 service," wrote researchers Mordechai Guri, Yisroel Mirsky and Yuval Elovici in the paper. The researchers looked at the state of North Carolina and created a model based on its 911 system. In the US, emergency response systems are run at the state or local level. If hackers compromised 6,000 smartphones with malicious software, they could make enough...
  • Facebook reinstates Vietnam photo after outcry over censorship

    Facebook on Friday reinstated a Vietnam War-era photo of a naked girl fleeing a napalm attack, after a public outcry over its removal of the image including harsh criticism from Norway's prime minister. In a clash between a democratically elected leader and the social media giant over how to patrol the Internet,Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Facebook was editing history by erasing images of the iconic 1972 "Napalm Girl" photograph, which showed children running from a bombed village. The company initially said the photo violated its Community Standards barring child nudity on the site.
  • Headphone companies: no headphone jack, no problem

    09/09/2016 6:31:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 90 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 9, 2016 | Vlad Savov
    This week Apple launched a new iPhone without a headphone jack and stirred up an understandable furor of discontent. But you won’t hear any headphone companies complaining about the move, even though it takes away their familiar entry point into the Apple ecosystem. Most of them have already been preparing for this change for months ... I spoke with a few of the major headphone manufacturers ... to gauge their reaction to the news. The universal response has been a mix of sunny optimism ... and practicality. Most companies ... recognize that there's plenty of opportunity in having ... Apple...
  • By scrapping antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music (link)

    09/09/2016 4:43:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 150 replies
    Quartz | September 9, 2016 | BY Amy X. Wang
    Link Only due to Copyright issue: By scrapping antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music (Link Only )
  • How to speed up Windows 10 (tutorial notes and hints for newcomers to Windows 10)

    09/09/2016 3:32:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    IT Pro (UK) ^ | Sep 5, 2016 | Rene Millman, Adam Shepher
    Want to find out the top tips and tricks to make Windows 10 faster? Read on... Despite (or perhaps because of) all the bells and whistles, Windows 10 can sometime run a little slower than other systems, particularly on older machines. If you're one of the new Windows 10 users who feels that they've had to sacrifice speed to get the latest version of Windows, here's how to speed it up. Topics include: Make starting up Windows 10 quicker Make shutting down Windows 10 faster Disable Startup programs in Windows 10 Remove bloatware in Windows 10 Make the Windows 10...
  • Bethesda: Sony won’t let us bring mods to Fallout 4 or Skyrim on PS4

    09/09/2016 10:58:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies ^ | Sep 9, 2016 at 11:48 AM | By Jacob Siegal
    When Bethesda showed off Fallout 4 at E3 2015, the biggest surprise of all was that user-created mods would be coming to both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for the very first time. It took some time, but Bethesda was finally able to bring mods to Xbox One in May — just a month after their were made available on PC. ... “After months of discussion with Sony, we regret to say that while we have long been ready to offer mod support on PlayStation 4, Sony has informed us they will not approve user mods the way they should...
  • Tame Apple Press made up a Samsung phone flight ban story

    09/09/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    fudzilla ^ | 09 September 2016 | Nick Farrell
    Mh3>Just helping you out Tim While many people refuse to believe me when I complain about the Tame Apple Press which publishes stories as free PR for the fruity cargo cult, they might want to look at the news this week. Apple was about to launch its disappointing iPhone 7 which was having its clock cleaned by the Samsung 7. Then in the middle of it there was a problem with Samsung’s battery exploding on some of its phones. Samsung fessed up immediately – the problem was caused by a faulty battery and will be fixed within a couple of...
  • Microsoft pushing out Build 14393.105 cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile devices (tr)

    09/09/2016 8:32:00 AM PDT · by dayglored · 6 replies
    MS Power User ^ | Sep 7, 2016 | Surur
    (Full title: "Microsoft pushing out Build 14393.105 cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile devices on the Release Preview and Slow rings") Microsoft has today pushed out a new cumulative update to Windows 10 Mobile devices on the Release Preview and Slow rings, taking their build to 14393.105, the same as Windows 10 for PCs build in the Production ring. The update comes less than 2 hours after Dona said not to expect a new build this week, but she may have been referring to one of the faster rings. Being a Release Preview build we may see this build pushed...