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20-09-2017 Biz & IT

Comcast looks forward to more mergers during Trump presidency

Enlarge / Comcast executive David Cohen testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, on May 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer) President Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that his administration would take a tough stance against mergers and consider breaking up Comcast and other conglomerates. But nearly a year into his presidency, it's now clear to Comcast's top government official...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Comcast looks forward to more mergers during Trump presidency

20-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review—no gods, no kings

Enlarge / The game doesn't judge you for getting your hands dirty anymore. Ten minutes into Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, I thought it was a slick standalone addition with smart mechanical improvements over its predecessor. An hour later, it was already my favorite Dishonored title to date. That praise isn’t quite as effusive as it might sound. I've never gelled well with Dishonored’s joyless world. If there's a character you're not encouraged to...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review—no gods, no kings

20-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie

Enlarge / Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. (credit: Studio Canal) For fans of the 1984 thriller The Terminator and its 1991 action sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the sequels have been a consistent disappointment. I'm hesitant to get my hopes up too much—although I didn't hate Terminator Genisys as much as others did, it certainly wasn't the movie that its trailer had me hoping it would be—but there's a new Terminator movie in the...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie

20-09-2017 Cars

McLaren builds a virtual hypercar for the next Gran Turismo game

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McLaren builds a virtual hypercar for the next Gran Turismo game

20-09-2017 Tech

Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch

Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected. The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week. In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular, which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedly struggled to join a cellular...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch

20-09-2017 Science

Trump’s pick for NASA lays out agenda and answers critics

Enlarge / Jim Bridentstine, left, in the halls of Congress. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who was nominated to become NASA's next administrator by the Trump administration on September 1, may get a Senate confirmation hearing as early as next week. The choice of the 42-year-old Republican pilot has raised objections among some of his fellow members of Congress because of his lack of a technical background. Environmentalists have also objected to Bridenstine due...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Trump’s pick for NASA lays out agenda and answers critics

20-09-2017 Biz & IT

Digital transformation: How machine learning could help change business

Enlarge (credit: Cultura RM Exclusive/KaPe Schmidt/GettyImages) Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data. Research into machine learning and analytics is already yielding success in turning vast amounts of data—shaped with the help of data scientists—into analytical rules that can spot things that would escape human analysis in the past—whether it be in pursuit of pushing forward genome research or predicting problems with complex machinery. Now machine learning...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Digital transformation: How machine learning could help change business

20-09-2017 Policy

Man held website hostage for $10,000, failed, redirected it to porn, got busted

Enlarge (credit: Richard Lewis) An Arizona man was sentenced Monday to four years of federal probation after he pled guilty to effectively holding a corporate website hostage and redirecting it to a gay porn site for several days in 2015. The defendant, Tavis Tso, was also ordered to pay over $9,000 in restitution. According to Tso’s June 2017 plea deal with federal prosecutors, the story began in 2011 when he was working for an unnamed...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Man held website hostage for $10,000, failed, redirected it to porn, got busted

19-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

Hidden Switch game is actually a tribute to former Nintendo president [Updated]

Enlarge This weekend, Switch owners learned their consoles are apparently holding a hidden copy of the NES game Golf, along with a built-in NES emulator designed to run it. But Switch hacker yellows8 and others who have been able to run that emulator say they've only been able to do so via "unofficial" methods that let them run jailbroken Switch binaries independently. Now that the emulator is widely known to exist, a few diehards and...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Hidden Switch game is actually a tribute to former Nintendo president [Updated]

19-09-2017 Biz & IT

Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now

(credit: Hanno Böck) There's a bug in the widely used Apache Web Server that causes servers to leak pieces of arbitrary memory in a way that could expose passwords or other secrets, a freelance journalist has disclosed. The vulnerability can be triggered by querying a server with what's known as an OPTIONS request. Like the better-known GET and POST requests, OPTIONS is a type of HTTP method that allows users to determine which HTTP requests...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Apache bug leaks contents of server memory for all to see—Patch now

19-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

Steam has a “review bomb” problem—but will today’s new feature fix it?

Enlarge / Have you struggled to understand Steam review bomb incidents? Do these incredibly unclear line charts help at all? (credit: Valve Software) Steam, the largest digital PC game storefront in the West, continues to struggle with user-contributed game reviews. Valve launched the feature in 2013, and since then, it has seen various updates to deal with issues such as false and gamed reviews. But none of those updates was much comfort to the game Firewatch last week. Its...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Steam has a “review bomb” problem—but will today’s new feature fix it?

19-09-2017 Tech

Meet the really cheap Google Home Mini and really expensive Chromebook Pixel 3

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Meet the really cheap Google Home Mini and really expensive Chromebook Pixel 3

19-09-2017 Policy

Most-wanted criminal arrested after posting Instagram video of himself

Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) A Texas outlaw on the Lone Star State's 10 most-wanted list was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles after he posted a video to Instagram of himself showing off his arsenal of weapons. Christopher Ricardo Gonzalez, 18, was arrested after Dallas authorities tracked his location to a Los Angeles suburb, where he was taken into custody around 2am with the assistance of a police dog. Texas officials supplied Los Angeles police...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Most-wanted criminal arrested after posting Instagram video of himself

19-09-2017 Science

Without opioids, our collective life expectancy would be 2.5 mos longer

Enlarge / Record seizure of fentanyl in Queens NY could kill 32 million people. (credit: NYPD) In a startling announcement, authorities in New York and New Jersey reported Monday that they had confiscated a whopping 122 kilograms (nearly 270 pounds) of opioids worth more than $30 million in a pair of recent busts. One of the seizures yielded 64 kilograms (more than 140 pounds) of the extremely potent fentanyl opioid. That batch alone...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Without opioids, our collective life expectancy would be 2.5 mos longer