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mardi 16 janvier 2018, 20:10
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, the Dealmaster has returned from his weekend break with another list of sweet, beautiful deals in tow. For a relatively random Tuesday in January, today's crop of deals is surprisingly strong: For one, we've got...
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Enlarge (credit: Pxhere) Bitcoin's value plunged on Tuesday, falling to $10,300—the lowest value the virtual currency has seen in 2018. Bitcoin's value is down almost 25 percent over the last 24 hours, and down 47 percent from December's all-time high of around $19,500....
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Enlarge / A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on January 13, 2018. Social media ignited on January 13, 2018 after apparent screenshots of cell phone emergency alerts warning of a 'ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii' began circulating, which US...
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Enlarge (credit: portal gda) Last year, researchers found what at the time was quite possibly the world's most sophisticated espionage app ever written for the Android mobile operating system. Now, in a discovery that underscores the growing arms race among competing...
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Enlarge / The UC3 Nautilus in early sea trials in 2008. (credit: Frumperino) Today, Peter Madsen—the inventor, engineer, and owner of the world's largest amateur-built submarine and head of the eponymous 'Rocket Madsen Space Lab'—was formally charged with murdering Kim...
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Enlarge / Democrats vs. Republicans. (credit: Getty Images | Linda Braucht) A Senate bill to restore the recently repealed net neutrality rules now has support from 50 of 100 senators and would pass if one more Republican backs the effort. The measure has backing from all...
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Enlarge (credit: Miguel Navarro / Getty Images) 'I am sorry, but your brain suffers from avalanches' is a diagnosis that should be a thing. The cure should involve a St. Bernard digging neurons out from under piles of neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, everyone's brain...
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Enlarge / Picture shows a woman about to sneeze holding a handkerchief in her hand. (credit: Getty | Bettmann) Ah… AHHH… Choose wisely when it comes to handling that impending sneeze. Holding one in can lead to some serious damage, British doctors report Monday in BMJ...
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Don't worry, no Ouya games snuck into this discussion. (It just happens to have a timeless, sleek controller because famous designer Yves Béhar came up with the concept.) Warning: This piece contains mild spoilers by referencing plot points for The Dig, Mass Effect, and...
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Enlarge / I'm sorry, it's just not doing it for me anymore guys. I don't know what to tell ya... (credit: Activision) It’s the second week of January and I’m playing Suikoden II, which turns 20 this year. That’s not completely absurd in the lull between the holiday...
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Courtesy of Lauren McCarthy We love to talk about how our virtual assistants fail us. They allow parrots to order fire on Amazon and play porn channels to kids. Obviously, it's going to be quite some time before these machines will be as good as human assistants. That's why ...
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Enlarge / Entrance of Hernan Cortes into Mexico (credit: Kurz & Allison) In the wake of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521, waves of epidemics slammed Mexico. By 1576, the population, which had been more than 20 million before the Spanish arrived, had crashed...
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lundi 15 janvier 2018, 23:22
Enlarge / This photo represents a previous project completed by the Green Power EMC and Silicon Ranch partnership. The 52 MW ac solar energy plant in Hazlehurst, Georgia incorporates 633,600 solar modules. (credit: PRNewsfoto/Silicon Ranch Corporation) On Monday, Royal...
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Enlarge (credit: Tavis Ormandy) There's a critical weakness in the widely used Transmission BitTorrent app that allows websites to execute malicious code on some users' computers. That's according to a researcher with Google's Project Zero vulnerability reporting team, who...
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Enlarge (credit: Simon Smith) Applications, operating systems, and firmware all need to be updated to defeat Meltdown and protect against Spectre, two attacks that exploit features of high-performance processors to leak information and undermine system security. The...
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Enlarge / The fast radio burst in question, FRB 121102, is located in the top-right portion of the image. On the left is a large supernova remnant. (credit: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (DeepSkyColors.com)) The Arecibo Observatory may be suffering along with the rest of Puerto...
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I am pretty nutty when it comes to energy efficiency. It upsets me to know that if the morons who built my house had used the latest information available at the time, my house would require almost no heating. One thing that really gets me excited is the prospect of reusing...
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Jonathan Gitlin DETROIT—New cars today are as much wheeled, wearable computers as they are modes of transport. But if you wanted to pick a new vehicle that was as far away from the brave new connected mobility future we keep hearing so much about, you couldn't do much...
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Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Jonathan Kitchen) Municipal broadband networks generally offer cheaper entry-level prices than private Internet providers, and the city-run networks also make it easier for customers to find out the real price of service, a new study from...
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Enlarge / It looks like this patent image that surfaced in 2016 is as close as we're going to get to a Nintendo-approved VR headset anytime soon. Readers with decent memories may remember early 2016, when Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said the company was looking...
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