With an election due in May, clock is ticking
The Australian government has rushed forward its anti-encryption legislation, a mere week after submissions to a parliamentary consultation closed.…
Commentary: Are they or aren't they? Sesame Street Muppets could be a loving couple or just dedicated roomies, depending who you are.
Women in three US states were allegedly not shown job ads for certain "male-dominated professions".
Yet it seems Tim Cook's kit is the Apple of the president's eye
US President Donald Trump has slapped 10 per cent import tariffs on US$200bn of gear arriving in America from China.…
Modern driver-assistance systems are becoming increasingly common, and they are forcing crash repair prices upward to new heights.
US court says no time to get paper ballots in place for November – eek!
A US judge has OK'd the use of paperless electronic voting machines in Georgia – despite being "gravely concerned" about the state's ability to defend them from hackers.…
Representatives worry the company's data collection practices may violate children's online privacy laws.
Meanwhile global key rollover is confirmed for October 11
Cloudflare is offering DNSSEC in a single click.…
The DB4 GT Zagato Continuation and DBS GT Zagato will be sold in pairs for $7.9 million.
Commentary: A report says Amazon will announce an amp, a receiver and a sub with Alexa on board. Can the retail giant truly appeal to the audiophile?
And an old lady gets punched (but I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for that one).
Pompeo's peeps get free credit monitoring after some inboxes cracked open, data swiped
The US State Department has confirmed one of its email systems was attacked, potentially exposing the personal information of some of its employees.…
The feature uses augmented reality to scan your carry-on.
This comes after more than 18 months of already helping the FBI stop cyberattacks.
Because your options need to change as your kids get older.
Original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko return to retell Aang's action-packed tale. "This is what we've been training for all these years."
On Monday night, a Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-20 "Coot-A" electronic intelligence and radar reconnaissance aircraft monitoring the Idlib province of Syria was mistakenly shot down by Syrian air defense forces after an Israeli air strike on facilities in Latakia, Syria. The Russian aircraft went down in the Mediterranean, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) off the Syrian coast near Latakia, with a loss of all 15 crewmembers aboard. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the downing was the result of a "chain of tragic accidental circumstances." But the Russian Defense Ministry has laid the blame for the downing on the Israelis, saying that they failed to provide enough warning to the Russians to give the IL-20 an opportunity to steer clear of danger.
"The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces," a Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said. "As a consequence, the Il-20, which has a radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile." The Russians also claimed Israel only warned them a minute before the attack.
Russian Army General Sergei Shoigu told Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman in a phone call that the fault for the reconnaissance plane's downing "rests entirely with the Israeli side."
The robotic dog will be your new best friend for $2,900.
Also in news that will shock no one: HoloLens headgear a must, says Redmond
Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 got a tickling by AI on Tuesday as the software giant announced new applications aimed at sales and those at the pointy end of customer service, as well as mixed reality demoware creeping closer to reality.…
You probably think of someone who exemplifies the “keeping up with the Joneses” mindset as behaving in an obnoxious way. You may roll your eyes at a neighbor preening their immaculate clone-army-of-grass-blades lawn, but you probably still feel a tug that keeps you within the bounds of what our community considers normal. That apparently includes conserving energy.
In a new study, a team led by Columbia Business School’s Jon Jachimowicz and the University of Exeter’s Oliver Hauser set out to better understand why efforts to encourage reduced energy use get different results in different places. And they found evidence that community attitudes may make a bigger difference than personal ones.Think of your neighbors
The researchers worked with data from a company called Opower, which shows utility customers how their energy use compares to others in their area. Opower randomly selects its participants and keeps a control group of customers for comparison.