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Boston Public Schools Map Switch Aims To Amend 500 Years of Distortion

Students attending Boston public schools are now getting a more accurate depiction of the world after the school district rolled out a new standard map of the world that show North America and Europe much smaller than Africa and South America. From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

30 years later, "Top Gun 2" is "definitely happening," Tom Cruise says

There's no need to speculate anymore: A Top Gun sequel is "definitely happening." Tom Cruise has confirmed the news and says the film is likely to begin shooting within the next year. The post 30 years later, 'Top Gun 2' is 'definitely.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

A wormable code-execution bug has lurked in Samba for 7 years. Patch now!

Comparisons to the Windows flaw WCry exploited are exaggerated, but only a little. Enlarge (credit: Guido Sorarù) Maintainers of the Samba networking utility just patched a critical code-execution vulnerability that could pose a severe threat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Windows Switch To Git Almost Complete: 8,500 Commits and 1,760 Builds Each Day

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Back in February, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that the Windows development team was going to move to using the open source Git version control system for Windows development. A lit.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 32 min. ago

Want your own interstellar greeting card? Snag a replica of NASA’s Pioneer plaque

Designed by Frank Drake and Carl Sagan to serve as a “interstellar greeting card,” NASA's Pioneer plaques were shot into space 45 years ago. Now you can get a replica on Kickstarter. The post Want your own interstellar greeting card? Snag a repli.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 40 min. ago

The Trump Administration Wants To Be Able To Track and Hack Your Drone

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Trump administration wants federal agencies to be able to track, hack, or even destroy drones that pose a threat to law enforcement and public safety operations, The New York Times reports. A proposed law, if.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 52 min. ago

Apple Wants To Turn Community College Students Into App Developers

Ina Fried, writing for Axios: Apple already offers a variety of tools to help school kids learn the basics of coding. Now, it aims to give older students what they need to become full-fledged app developers. On Wednesday the company is releasing, for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 16 min. ago

Cooler Master reaches for the cosmos with its 25th Anniversary Edition PC case

To celebrate 25 years of service to the PC building community, Cooler Master is releasing a special edition of its popular Cosmos II PC case. It includes curved tempered glass sides, blue LED ambient illumination, and more. The post Cooler Master rea.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 40 min. ago

Ellen DeGeneres brings her first stand-up special in 15 years to Netflix

Ellen DeGeneres will be debuting her first stand-up comedy special in 15 years on Netflix, the comedian and talk show host and streaming site confirmed via a playful Twitter exchange on Wednesday. The post Ellen DeGeneres brings her first stand-up sp.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 16 min. ago

For 4,500 years, Stone Age humans returned to this mysterious cave

45,000 years ago in Ethiopia, humans built a paint workshop and used it for millennia. 45,000 years ago, in an area that is now part of Ethiopia, humans found a roomy cave at the base of a limest.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News12 hr. 24 min. ago

FCA stumbles into U.S. regulatory crosshairs again

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will now have to defend itself against accusations it's run afoul of environmental, safety and securities laws in the span of just a few years......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News13 hr. 52 min. ago

Windows switch to Git almost complete: 8,500 commits and 1,760 builds each day

The Windows team's migration to Git is almost complete. Enlarge (credit: Git) Back in February, Microsoft made the surprising announcement that the Windows development team was going to move to using the open source Git version control system.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 0 min. ago

Need an unconventional vacation? All of Sweden is available on Airbnb

The clever publicity stunt is meant to draw attention to the Swedish concept of “allemansrätten,” which makes everyone and anyone to freely roam the country’s public lands under the sole condition that they don’t trash the place. The post Ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 24 min. ago

Next ‘Titanfall 2’ update adds new Titan and map for free

Titanfall 2's latest update, "Monarch's Reigns," adds an all-new Titan and map for free, along with additional paid cosmetic items. The game has seen a steady stream of free updates since its launch in 2016. The post Next ‘Titanfall 2’ up.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 40 min. ago

Switch from Verizon for free with T-Mobile’s ‘Get Out of the Red’ campaign

T-Mobile's Get Out of the Red campaign --which launches on May 24 -- makes it easier to switch from Verizon. The carrier's covering customers' termination fees, device payments, and more. The post Switch from Verizon for free with T-Mobile’s &#.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 40 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: Machine learning: Are we there yet?

In my recent blogs, I have written about automation tying the network to other domains of IT, and how it’s a capability available today that you should start using.Machine learning is another hot topic. While the timeline is several years out fo.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News15 hr. 52 min. ago

Amazon Brings Its Physical Bookstore To New York

Amazon's first New York City bookstore, Amazon Books, will open to the general public on Thursday morning, marking Amazon's highest-profile move into bricks-and-mortar retail to date. Even as the book shop is a physical bookstore, some "Amazon" eleme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 0 min. ago

Ford issues two recalls for roughly 3,000 vehicles

Ford issued two recalls for about 3,000 vehicles in North America. The largest involves a call-back of about 2,500 2017 Explorer SUVs, F-150 and Super Duty pickups......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News17 hr. 0 min. ago

NVMe 1.3 Specification Published With New Features For Client And Enterprise SSDs

The first major update to the NVMe storage interface specification in almost two and a half years has been published, standardizing many new features and helping set the course for the SSD market. Version 1.2 of the NVMe specification was ratified i.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News17 hr. 8 min. ago

Fetch Aims Software At Veterinarians

Irvine-based Fetch, a new software platform aimed at veterinary practices, said it has launched, aimed at helping veterinarians with managing their businesses and communicating with clients. According to the new service, it is looking to replace "ant.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Why Google Assistant for iPhone can’t replace Siri just yet

“Hey Siri, should I switch to Google Assistant?” That’s the question many of us iPhone users had to ask ourselves last week after Google brought its Assistant to the iOS App Store.For this week episode of The iPhone Show, I put Google Assist.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News19 hr. 40 min. ago