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Myanmar Rohingya: Facebook 'still hosts hate speech'

BBC Technology News - August 15, 2018 - 5:36pm
More than 1,000 posts containing anti-Rohingya hate speech are found on the social network.

Tesla 'to be probed by regulators' over privatisation plan

BBC Technology News - August 15, 2018 - 5:32pm
According to reports, regulators want to question executives at the firm about its privatisation plans.

Hyperloop at 5: Sci-fi transport quickly becoming more sci than fi - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 5:29pm
Five years ago, billionaire Elon Musk open-sourced his plan for a supersonic train-like thing. Today it's still a work in progress.

Clone Wars remains Star Wars prequel era's saving grace 10 years later - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 5:25pm
Commentary: There are just so many reasons why it endures a decade after it began, and why it's coming back.

2019 Audi RS5 Sportback first drive review: Performance without compromise - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - August 15, 2018 - 5:17pm
Audi's excellent RS5 is even easier to love in functional Sportback guise.

Epic iPhone X, Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro, Pixel 2 camera showdown - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 5:16pm
One of these top-notch phones has three rear cameras. One has...one. But the results of our mega smartphone camera test could surprise you.

You: 'Alexa, open Cortana.' Alexa: 'Who?'

The Register - August 15, 2018 - 5:10pm
A year on, Alexa can look at your emails and Cortana can order groceries. World shrugs

Updated It has taken the best part of a year, but from today Microsoft fans can talk to Cortana through the vaguely creepy ears of Amazon’s Echo devices and vice versa.…

MIT scientists solve a pasta puzzle, how to break spaghetti in two - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 4:56pm
Mathematicians figure out how to evenly snap dry spaghetti noodles.

The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow

Ars Technica - August 15, 2018 - 4:55pm

Enlarge / The 3.32 million-year-old foot from an Australopithecus afarensis toddler from different angles on the left, next to the fossil remains of an adult Australopithecus foot on the right. Credit: Jeremy DeSilva & Cody Prang (credit: Jeremy DeSilva and Cody Prang)

Early hominins' four smaller toes had adapted to bipedal walking by around 4.4 million years ago, but the big toe remained better-suited to grasping and climbing for a few million more years, until some time early in the evolution of our genus, Homo. That’s the conclusion of a new study by Stony Brook University anthropologist Peter Fernandez and his colleagues, who studied the size and shape of the metatarsals (the bones of the mid-foot) in modern humans, fossil hominins, and an assortment of monkeys and apes.

Spring in our step

Primate feet evolved mostly to grasp while climbing, which is why chimpanzees have more flexible feet than humans and why their big toes are opposable, like our thumbs. Humans—and our hominin predecessors—are the weird exceptions in the primate family tree, with the basic architecture of our feet adapted to bear weight while walking.

Some of those adaptations, like the one Fernandez and his colleagues studied, look pretty subtle to anyone who is not a specialist in primate foot anatomy. Their study focused on how much the head of the metatarsal protrudes toward the top of the foot, sticking out above the shaft of the bone like a dome, at the joint with the phalanx (one of the bones that makes up the toes) at the base of the toe.

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Weird Al to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 4:52pm
But he won't be taking Trump's sidewalk spot.

Verizon tempts 5G customers with YouTube TV, Apple TV 4K - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 4:37pm
Indianapolis is the fourth city to join the carrier's 5G push.

If you drop a tablet in a forest of smartphones, will anyone hear it fall?

The Register - August 15, 2018 - 4:36pm
Is it even worth counting tablet sales? Do they even exist?

Sales of tablets fell 10 per cent in Western Europe during calendar Q2 to a mere 6.3m units, according to abacus stroker IDC…

I think it's safe to say McAfee's 'unhackable' crypto-wallet has been hacked - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 4:25pm
Analysis: Until someone claims the Bitfi bounty, we won't know for sure.

APR's modified VW Atlas is a 350-hp mud machine - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 4:25pm
This is not your average mall-mobile.

Valve seems to be working on tools to get Windows games running on Linux

Ars Technica - August 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

That Steam logo is the only outward sign that this is a Steam Machine and not an Alienware Alpha.

Valve appears to be working on a set of "compatibility tools," called Steam Play, that would allow at least some Windows-based titles to run on Linux-based SteamOS systems.

Yesterday, Reddit users noticed that Steam's GUI files (as captured by SteamDB's Steam Tracker) include a hidden section with unused text related to the unannounced Steam Play system. According to that text, "Steam Play will automatically install compatibility tools that allow you to play games from your library that were built for other operating systems."

Other unused text in the that GUI file suggests Steam Play will offer official compatibility with "supported tiles" while also letting users test compatibility for "games in your library that have not been verified with a supported compatibility tool." That latter use comes with a warning that "this may not work as expected, and can cause issues with your games, including crashes and breaking save games."

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Visual Studio gains some go-faster stripes for Android emulation

The Register - August 15, 2018 - 4:06pm
F#, TypeScript 3.0 and more go from preview to release with 15.8

Microsoft has sent version 15.8 of Visual Studio out in the big wide world, and it looks to be a useful upgrade for those using Redmond’s development tools.…

New Polestar software upgrade boosts rear-wheel torque to 2019 Volvos - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 3:52pm
It appears to only be available in the UK for now, but it'd be nice if the upgrade made its way Stateside.

Oscillating brain goes regular before migraine pain hits

Ars Technica - August 15, 2018 - 3:31pm

Enlarge (credit: Lisa Brewster)

Migraines suck—understatement of the year right there. Migraines are also poorly understood, and it's kind of hard to come up with effective remedies if you don’t understand what you are treating.

One way to understand migraines is through physics. The brain is a network of neurons that are constantly talking to each other. This, in physics-speak, is a dynamical system. Dynamical systems can have more than one stable operating point. A horrible consequence of this particular system might be that migraines represent a stable operating point of the brain.

No going back

A recent paper—one that isn’t especially exciting—has forced me to write about oscillating brains. I’ve talked about chaotic systems, nonlinear dynamics, and dynamical systems before. I won’t repeat everything written previously, but I do want to emphasize the concept of transitions that don’t easily reverse. 

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Ouch, that's 13 bullet points: Tech titan IBM pumps out storage software blast

The Register - August 15, 2018 - 3:28pm
Much tinkering across software board plus expanded capacity flash cards

Not to be outdone by any storage niche players, IBM has emitted a veritable catalogue of storage software updates, plus one on the storage hardware front – a new all-flash array.…

Fortnite update adds heavy sniper rifle, Soaring 50s mode - CNET

cNET.com - News - August 15, 2018 - 3:21pm
Get the latest patch notes in your sights.

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