He just smiled and gave me... er, a copy of the Ts and Cs
Vegemite is trying to hijack Australian airline Qantas's public competition to name its new airliners.…
As well as a light facelift, Jaguar's given its V6 F-Type a bit more power for one year only. Does it make an already great car even better?
With the Chromebook Pixel off the market, the all-aluminum, touch-and-pen enabled, Android app-packing Samsung "Chromebook" models were immediately looked to as the flagships of the Chromebook universe. Samsung announced the ARM-powered Chromebook Plus and Intel-powered Chromebook Pro at CES in January, and the Plus saw a reasonable release date the next month. Review units for the faster, Intel-powered Chromebook Pro went out in February, too, but the actual release date remained a mystery.
Now it's May, and almost five months after the announcement, the Chromebook Pro will finally hit the streets. The reason for the delay is the Android apps on Chrome OS feature. It has been around as a "beta" for some time, but wrapping things up apparently took much longer than Google expected. According to a report from The Verge, the Android on Chrome OS beta will continue into the summer. And while the Chromebook Pro's Android container will be running Android 7.0, it still won't support window resizing at launch.
Activision's decision to sell Destiny 2 through Blizzard's Battle.net (or the Blizzard app, if you insist on calling it that) is already having ripple effects throughout the platform. Look no further than World of Warcraft, where the real-world value of in-game gold has sunk quickly in the wake of the announcement, according to the tracker at WoWToken.info.
The in-game auction price of a WoW Token—which can be exchanged for $15 in credit on other Battle.net games—settled at around 120,000 gold pieces on North American servers this morning. That's up from a price of about 110,000 gold pieces just before the Destiny 2 announcement threw the market into turmoil, causing the Token price to briefly spike to over 140,000 gold on Thursday evening.
The result looks to be about a 7 percent decline in the real-world buying power of a piece of WoW gold in less than a week. Put another way, the functional price of a $60 copy of Destiny 2 in WoW gold jumped from just under 450,000 gold pieces to just over 480,000 in a matter of days. An incredibly focused, min-maxing gold farmer could still earn that gold in a month or two of dedicated WoW play, though.
More details emerge at HPC powwow in Switzerland
HPC Blog IBM gave the audience a deeper dive into the OpenCAPI initiative and hardware at the recently concluded HPC Advisory Council annual meeting in Lugano, Switzerland.…
Live your dreams of becoming an F1 pro racer as you sail away to China.
Plastic is durable—very, very durable—which is why we like it. Since it started being mass-produced in the 1950s, annual production has increased 300-fold. Because plastic is so durable, when our kids grow up and we purge our toy chests, or even just when we finish a bottle of laundry detergent or shampoo, it doesn’t actually go away. While we're recycling increasing amounts of plastic, a lot of it still ends up in the oceans.
Floating garbage patches have brought some attention to the issue of our contamination of the seas. But it's not just the waters themselves that have ended up cluttered with plastic. A recent survey shows that a staggering amount of our stuff is coming ashore on the extremely remote Henderson Island.
Henderson Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Pitcairn Group of Islands in the South Pacific, roughly half way between New Zealand and Peru. According to UNESCO, Henderson is one of the best examples we have of an elevated coral atoll ecosystem. It was colonized by Polynesians between the 12th and 15th centuries but has been uninhabited by humans since then. It is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it has 10 plant species and four bird species that are only found there.
The content ranges from revenge pornography and "sextortion," according to a report from The Guardian.
The series rights its course and fills its fifth film with adventure and heart. A spoiler-free review!
Why can't you be like a cheerful HHGTTG dolphin overlord?
Miscreants have created a strain of malware that targets the same vulnerability as the infamous WannaCrypt worm.…
An ecologist argues that cryptographically-sealed databases could starve out inefficiencies that are ruining the environment. The post A Curious Plan to Save the Environment With the Blockchain appeared first on WIRED.
The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is poised to make history if it helps solve the origin of the rare fast radio bursts (FRB).
Dish Network is the first TV provider to make its service compatible with Amazon's digital assistant.
The high-end Samsung Q7 will appeal more to design-conscious buyers who hate wires than home theater fans who demand peak picture quality.
Every sci-fi reference imaginable was rolled out to describe the eerie photo shared by the Saudi Embassy.
Microsoft is expected to reveal its next hybrid tablet-laptop at an event in Shanghai on Tuesday.
The investigation will look into whether or not enough vehicles were recalled, and if the recall itself was as timely as it could be.
Too risky, too spammy, too smutty, say devs
Developers of the popular Kodi plug-in Navi-X have pulled the plug on further development, citing the "current legal climate" around its work.…
The mass-market phone is dust and water resistant, and is designed for people who enjoy the great outdoors.
Gender confirmation procedures are on the rise in the US, doctors reported Monday.
Surgeons performed more than 3,200 transfeminine and transmasculine procedures in 2016, according to new data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). That’s nearly a 20 percent increase from numbers in 2015, when the ASPS began tracking the procedures, the society says.
Gender confirmation surgeries encompass a variety of procedures, including those that contour or transform the face, chest, or genitals. “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to gender confirmation," Loren Schechter, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Chicago, said in a statement. "There's a wide spectrum of surgeries that someone may choose to treat gender dysphoria, which is a disconnect between how an individual feels and what that person's anatomic characteristics are."