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lundi 10 juin 2019, 20:50
Some of the world's biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei in response to the recent U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech firm, Reuters reported Monday, citing people familiar...
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FreeDOS was originally created in response to Microsoft's announcement that after Windows 95, DOS would no longer be developed as a standalone operating system, according to Computerworld's 2016 interview with FreeDOS's founder and project coordinator, Jim Hall. 'I packaged...
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An anonymous reader quotes I Programmer: In an interview by Jan Vollmer for the German online magazine site t3n, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has confirmed plans to launch Firefox Premium later this year. Answering Vollmer's questions about how Mozilla is currently monetized...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: Boeing Co. planned to wait three years to fix a non-working safety alert on its 737 Max aircraft and sped up the process only after the first of two deadly crashes involving the planes. The company acknowledged that it...
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Police investigators have used popular online DNA databases to solve at least 50 open murder and rape cases, reports the Associated Press. But now, 'complaints about invasion of privacy have produced a backlash, leading the Florida-based database known as GEDmatch to change...
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The editor of Dice's 'Insights' blog argues that Apple's Swift language 'has begun to eclipse Objective-C in a key way.' Apple was never shy about prioritizing Swift. As one developer on Twitter pointed out, once Swift dropped, Objective-C documentation and tutorials quickly ...
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'So that Blair Witch reboot wasn't very good. But maybe a video game could change things up?' writes Engadget. Mashable has more details: Remember The Blair Witch Project, that viral horror sensation that made waves before social media was even a thing? Well, it's back. And...
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An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat: CD Projekt Red showed off a new demo of Cyberpunk 2077 at Microsoft's Xbox press event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the big game trade show in Los Angeles. And actor Keanu Reeves surprised everyone by coming out on stage to...
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dimanche 9 juin 2019, 23:40
'Numerous members of the cryptocurrency community have been hit by SIM swapping attacks over the past week,' ZDNet reported Monday, 'in what appears to be a coordinated wave of attacks.' SIM swapping, also known as SIM jacking, is a type of ATO (account take over) attack...
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An anonymous reader quotes Slate: The overall argument of Billion Dollar Bully, the new documentary about Yelp released on Amazon and iTunes in May, is that Yelp extorts small business owners for advertising fees in return for helping to manage and improve reviews on their...
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'Police departments are piggybacking on Ring's network to build out their surveillance networks...' reports CNET, adding that Ring 'helps police avoid roadblocks for surveillance technology, whether a lack of funding or the public's concerns about privacy.' While residential ...
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'I am not saying that Neal Stephenson is Satoshi Nakamoto,' writes the features editor at Reason. 'What I am saying is: Would it really be surprising if he were?' This prompted a strong rebuke from CCN Markets: The article starts, 'Consider the possibility that Neal...
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In a controversial pharmaceutical story, this week the Washington Post reported 'that Pfizer had evidence that [their drug] Enbrel could be useful in Alzheimer's disease, and didn't do anything with it,' according to a blog post from Science magazine: This came from an...
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An anonymous reader reminded us about the open source reimplementation of Java Web Start, a framework originally developed by Sun Microsystems that allowed users to more easily run Java applications in an applet-like sandbox using a web browser. From OpenWebStart.com: Java...
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An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a helicopter service in New York City, according to documents outlining the program obtained by Bloomberg. Passengers will be able to use the Uber app to book a flight through the service, called Uber...
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Long-time Slashddot reader Rei writes: On the face of it, sodium seems like about the worst thing you could make a wire out of — it oxidizes rapidly in air, releases hot hydrogen gas in water, melts at 97.8 degrees Centigrade, and has virtually no tensile strength. Yet, in...
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schwit1 shares a report from the New York Times flagging America's surprising low usage of an engineering technique protecting buildings from earthquakes: Chile, China, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Turkey and other countries vulnerable to earthquakes have adopted the technologies to ...
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This week The Street ran a new article arguing that 'Breaking Up Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook Is Not the Solution': The Microsoft anti-trust case twenty years ago showed that judges are reluctant to break up companies even when there are definite signs of market...
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We're now living in a wrold where customers 'can download smartphone apps and rent privately owned cars, usually parked a short walk away in urban areas or residential neighborhoods,' reports the Orlando Sentinel, noting that the rates can be as cheap as $5 an hour -- or...
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Microsoft cloud chief Scott Guthrie says the company wasn't ready to acquire GitHub in 2014. 'We would have screwed it up,' he tells Bloomberg. But as he sees it, there was also another problem. 'The open-source world would've rightly looked at us at the time as the...
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