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Royal Jordanian Airlines Bans Use of Electronics After US Voices Security "Concerns"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Royal Jordanian airlines banned the use of electronics on flights servicing the U.S. after government officials here expressed concerns. Details are scant, but CNN is reporting that other carriers b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMar 20th, 2017

Tonight: Watch the World’s First Giant Robot Fight

After years of preparation, two giant human-piloted robots will face off in an epic battle After years of preparation, two giant human-piloted robots will face off in an epic battle.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News16 min. ago

Global Scramble To Patch Wi-Fi Flaw

While device-makers and software companies scramble to patch a vulnerability that potentially exposes every Wi-Fi session to hacking, another cryptographic flaw threatens the security of critical systems that use smartcards or hardware containing chi.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News16 min. ago

Google Calendar on the web gets a fresh new look

 After a few years of sticking with essentially the same design, Google Calendar on the web is getting a makeover today. That means a fresh new color palette and a design that’s in line with Google’s Material Design scheme, but also.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 min. ago

Bitcoin engineer Jameson Lopp SWATted by angry crypto fans

 An engineer for BitGo, Jameson Lopp, faced down a horde of police officers with rifles at his home in Durham, North Carolina after someone sent an anonymous tip regarding a hostage situation at his home. The engineer has been vocal on Twitter a.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News16 min. ago

Two months after Disney split, Netflix pledges $8B for original content

What's cooler than spending $6 billion (in 2017) on original content? Another early holiday gift for Netflix investors this year. (credit: macappsaddict via Flickr) In its most recent quarterly earnings report, Netflix announced its intention.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News24 min. ago

Spain"s Evelop Airlines to add first A350 in 1Q19

Spain"s Evelop Airlines to add first A350 in 1Q19.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  ch_aviationRelated News39 min. ago

CAMI Assembly Plant Strike Comes to an End as Workers Agree to a New Four-Year Contract

Exactly one month ago today, members of the Unifor union and workers at the General Motors CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario went on strike, seeking stronger job security. Fortunately for GM, the strike fell short of of its one month mark. In.....»»

Category: autoSource:  thenewswheelRelated News39 min. ago

Critical Microsoft database breach was kept secret from the public

Back in 2013, Microsoft suffered a rather critical security breach. The company’s internal bug reporting database was compromised, giving those who hacked into it access to a list of unresolved bugs and vulnerabilities within Windows. That̵.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News39 min. ago

Google boosts security for high-risk users (but you can get it too)

Hardly a week goes by without a high-profile hacking story, and now Google is launching a new security system for those who take their data really, really seriously. The Google Advanced Protection Program builds on the company’s existing two-fa.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News39 min. ago

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review roundup: Better than iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8?

Google unveiled the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL a few days ago, and they’ll ship to your door on October 19th, assuming you preordered one. But if you’re the kind of person who purchases a new phone only after reading early reviews, you should kn.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News39 min. ago

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 claims 70% more battery life than MacBook Pros, 45% more pixels

Two years after introducing the Surface Book, Microsoft has officially unveiled its sequel. Naturally, Microsoft is comparing the new Surface Book 2 laptop-tablet hybrid (not to be confused with the felt-covered Surface Laptop) to Apple’s MacBo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News39 min. ago

Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos

Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and quality controls), researchers are tackling the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated News40 min. ago

Classic Hanna-Barbera sound effects

https://twitter.com/spacetwinks/status/920311615404302336 In this video [via], Hanna-Barbera sound editor Paul Douglas's 10 favorite sound effects are presented for your amusement and transformative use. It's sadly missing the "running" sound, thoug.....»»

Category: topSource:  boingboingRelated News40 min. ago

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody"s Counting

An anonymous reader shares a Bloomberg report: Over the past two years, after decades of declining deaths on the road, U.S. traffic fatalities surged by 14.4 percent. In 2016 alone, more than 100 people died every day in or near vehicles in America,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News48 min. ago

Jennifer Lawrence shares her own account of sexual harassment faced in Hollywood

Jennifer Lawrence is joining the many voices in Hollywood standing up against inappropriate treatment of women. A week after dozens of women accused big-time producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing and assaulting them, the actress spoke at El.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

This powerful quote about sexual violence will change the way you talk about it

Two words: #MeToo. That's what it took to turn the world's attention to the magnitude of sexual harassment and assault. Now that we're finally talking about it, it's high time we thought about the language we use to talk about sexual assault. A quote.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

How Mexican millennials moved Twitter and earth after the earthquake

On a Tuesday afternoon in September, Ángel Rodríguez, 31, was at a coworking space in downtown Mexico City when the earth began shaking. "Rocks and pot plants started falling around me,” he told me. “Everybody rushed outside .....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Battery Life: No Worries Here

After almost a full week’s worth of testing (unboxing, camera comparisons, first 10 things, etc.), I think Tim and I have no hesitation in saying that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are solid in the battery life department. He’s hammered on t.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  droidlifeRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Microsoft Responded Quietly After Detecting Secret Database Hack in 2013

Citing five former employees, Reuters reported on Tuesday that Microsoft's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago. From the report: The company d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Spanish Air Force EF-18 Hornet Crashes During Takeoff

Spain will bury another combat pilot after Lt. Fernando Pérez Serrano died in a Spanish Air Force EF-18 Hornet crash at Torrejón Air Base. read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News1 hr. 31 min. ago