Bloodhound's land speed record revived by Chinese car giant

Bloodhound's land speed record revived by Chinese car giant Bloodhound will, eventually, maybe, probably attempt to break the world land speed record next year. The project has been hit by countless delays, but new funding announced in July has, the team insists, put the dream of a 1,000MPH car back on track…. Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Watch out, Openreach: CityFibre swallows Redcentric’s network for £5m

Watch out, Openreach: CityFibre swallows Redcentric’s network for £5m Upstart reckons it’s positioned to take on BT Plucky Openreach challenger CityFibre has gobbled £5m worth of service provider Redcentric’s network – adding 137km of fibre to the upstart’s network.… Source: The Register Link: Watch out, Openreach: CityFibre swallows Redcentric’s network for £5m

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New Japanese Game Labels Enemies As "Immigrants"

New Japanese Game Labels Enemies As "Immigrants" As pointed out on NeoGAF, the invading giant ants and spiders in Earth Defense Force 5 are called “immigrants.” Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: New Japanese Game Labels Enemies As "Immigrants"

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GOG adds 'Hotline Miami' and other Steam games to your library

GOG adds 'Hotline Miami' and other Steam games to your library GOG is extending its efforts to liberate your games from Steam's copyright protection. Alongside a back-to-school sale, the online game store is expanding its GOG Connect effort to cover 17 more games, including Hotline Miami, the 2013 Shadow Warrio… Source: Engadget Link: GOG adds […]

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How to Stream Tonight's Presidential Debate For Free, No Cable Required

How to Stream Tonight's Presidential Debate For Free, No Cable Required The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is tonight at 9pm ET, 7pm PT. And while every broadcast network will be airing the debate commercial-free, cordcutters might be wondering how to watch without a traditional TV connection. Well, we’ve got you […]

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Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing’s Cambridge A-team stamping ground

Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing’s Cambridge A-team stamping ground From Acorns to bedrooms Geek’s Guide to Britain  King’s Parade in Cambridge looks like the last street on earth to have anything to do with computing. On one side is an absurdly ornate college gatehouse in yellow stone and King’s College Chapel, which combines the […]

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Brain plague or estate agents? I know which <i>I’d</i> prefer in Virtual Reality

Brain plague or estate agents? I know which I’d prefer in Virtual Reality Utopian dreams of the concept’s creators blur into crappy reality Life in a London firm is tough: it’s full of jewel heists, flying bullets and car chases. Well, this was the case during my last foray into Virtual Reality.… Source: The Register […]

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One-Punch Man Anime Gets A Second Season

One-Punch Man Anime Gets A Second Season Did you like the One-Punch Man anime? Good news, because they’re making another season. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: One-Punch Man Anime Gets A Second Season

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Brexit at the next junction: Verity’s guide to key post-vote skills

Brexit at the next junction: Verity’s guide to key post-vote skills Breaking up is hard to do STOB  Pay attention, campers. I have conducted an impartial analysis of the post-Brexit landscape and identified a list of concrete, must-have programming skills for your edification.… Source: The Register Link: Brexit at the next junction: Verity’s guide to […]

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IO, IO, it’s profiling we do: Nimble architect talks flash storage tests

IO, IO, it’s profiling we do: Nimble architect talks flash storage tests Bi-modal IO distributions a purer way to see array performance Interview  We interviewed Dimitris Krekoukias, Nimble Storage’s global technology and strategy architect, on the subject of storage array performance claims – he has some strong opinions – particularly about Pure Storage’s approach to […]

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Facial recognition will find your disappointing sex-cam double

Facial recognition will find your disappointing sex-cam double Using your face to unlock your smartphone, or seeing Google or Facebook's algorithms identify your friends and family proves that facial recognition tech can be useful. But where there's a will, there's a way to… repurpose technology for the adult… Source: Engadget Link: Facial recognition will find […]

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Oracle’s on-prem cloud plan is mostly Engineered Systems

Oracle’s on-prem cloud plan is mostly Engineered Systems New on-prem kit coming in December, when we’ll learn what the Red Cloud’s made of When Larry Ellison promised on-premises cloud kit identical to Oracle’s cloud, we wondered just what form those boxes would take. The answer? Pretty much more of the company’s Engineered Systems.… Source: The […]

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Amsterdam River View.

Amsterdam River View. Amsterdam River View. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. By Aiman Ishak. Read more… Source: Kotaku Link: Amsterdam River View.

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Apple to crunch iOS 10 local backup password brute force hole

Apple to crunch iOS 10 local backup password brute force hole Research finds faster cracking flaw Apple is brewing a fix to patch an iOS password flaw that allows credentials to be stolen from backups.… Source: The Register Link: Apple to crunch iOS 10 local backup password brute force hole

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Dev teaches bot to talk spammers’ ears off

Dev teaches bot to talk spammers’ ears off Crims are so keen to chat they respond to random hipsterisms and send legit discount codes Brian Weinreich has been trolling spammers for two years using a bot that fires realistic and ridiculous replies to the pervasive online salespeople.… Source: The Register Link: Dev teaches bot to […]

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The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka

The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka Time for competition authorities to take a hard look at Nominet UK domain name holders are being overcharged while the company behind it wins contracts by undercutting the market in what may be illegal market abuse.… Source: The Register Link: The […]

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SpaceX test-fires 'Raptor' rocket that will take humans to Mars

SpaceX test-fires 'Raptor' rocket that will take humans to Mars SpaceX has done its first test of the Raptor rocket engine that will take humans to Mars as early as 2024, Elon Musk said in a series of tweets. It was fired at the company's McGregor, Texas facility on a stand that can handle the […]

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DDN shines up EXAScaler Lustre box with new software

DDN shines up EXAScaler Lustre box with new software Intel software speeds HPC distributed file work DataDirect Networks has upgraded its EXAScaler array to run the latest version of Intel’s Lustre software.… Source: The Register Link: DDN shines up EXAScaler Lustre box with new software

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Tanzania charges man with 'insulting' its leader on WhatsApp

Tanzania charges man with 'insulting' its leader on WhatsApp Attempts to clamp down on free speech online aren't just limited to public social network posts. Tanzania has charged five men with insulting President John Magufuli on social networks, one of whom (lecturer Dennis Mtegwa) is accused of offending the… Source: Engadget Link: Tanzania charges man […]

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This ASMR Trump Video Will Ruin Your Night

This ASMR Trump Video Will Ruin Your Night Trump is bad. So is ASMR. This will ruin your night. I’m sorry. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: This ASMR Trump Video Will Ruin Your Night

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