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Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

BBC Technology News - 56 min 50 sec ago
The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member.

Google swallows up DeepMind Health and abolishes 'independent board'

The Register - 1 hour 41 min ago
All your Health Data are belong to us

Google has placed itself at the heart of Britain’s National Health Service by absorbing its wholly owned DeepMind Health unit into the Chocolate Factory - data and all. It has also scrapped the unit’s “independent review panel”.…

Google accused of 'trust demolition' over health app

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 52 min ago
DeepMind now wants its health app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world.

The all-new Mighty Vibe Spotify player is $69 with this exclusive coupon - CNET - News - 1 hour 57 min ago
For Day 8 of CNET's 10 Days of Deals, it's the best Spotify accessory you've never heard of -- for a price you won't find anywhere else.

Empire state of mind: NYC scatters palm leaves for Bezos' cloudy web shop juggernaut

The Register - 1 hour 58 min ago
Landmark lit up in orange, New Yorkers underwhelmed

New York's finest building* has turned orange to welcome Amazon to town.…

Memristors built with 2-nanometer-thick parts

Ars Technica - 2 hours 12 min ago

When two blocks are set down on top of each other, they're oriented so that they have nine intersections. (credit: Pi et al.)

Phase-change memory seems to offer the best of both worlds: the speed of current RAM with the permanence of a hard disk. While current implementations are too expensive for widespread use, researchers have been doing interesting things with test hardware. Its distinct properties have allowed people to perform calculations and train neural networks, all in memory. So finding out how to make phase-change memory more efficient could open some new approaches to computing.

This week, a collaboration between scientists at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Brookhaven National Lab is publishing a paper describing how it made a tiny set of memristors that acts similarly to phase-change memory. The features of the memory are only two nanometers across, and they can be separated by as little as 12nm—below the cutting edge of processor manufacturing. The down sides? So far, the team has only made nine bits at a time, and they're made using platinum.

On the grid

Key to this new work are tiny sheets of platinum only two nanometers thick—that's just over 11 atoms of the element. While platinum is rather pricey, the thin sheets provide extremely low resistance. The researchers measured each sheet at about 10,000 times less than the expected resistance of a similar-thickness carbon nanotube. And the authors say they can manufacture the sheets in the appropriate dimensions with a 100 percent efficiency.

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Black Friday 2018 deals: Laptops, PCs, Chromebooks, tablets, monitors and more - CNET - News - 2 hours 14 min ago
So far, Office Depot takes the cake with this HP laptop (Core i7 CPU, 1TB hard drive) for $450.

Mark Zuckerberg 'not able' to attend international disinformation hearing - CNET - News - 2 hours 30 min ago
The Facebook CEO declined a five-parliament invitation to appear in London.

Cam trailer lays bare Netflix and Blumhouse's online nightmare - CNET - News - 2 hours 36 min ago
The production company behind Get Out and the Purge series presses play on this story of a cam girl and her sinister doppelganger.

Oz telcos' club asks: Why the hell do Australia Post, rando councils, or Taxi Services Commission want comms metadata?

The Register - 2 hours 55 min ago
Tells There's your scope creep. Now can we talk about busting cryptography?

When Australia implemented its telecommunications data retention regime, privacy wonks worried about the potential for scope creep. The same warnings have been made about the government's proposed encryption-busting legislation.…

US asks London court to hand over two alleged hackers

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 56 min ago
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses.

Ford partners with Walmart to bring autonomous deliveries to Miami - Roadshow - News - 2 hours 57 min ago
The two companies are working with delivery app Postmates to set up self-driving grocery deliveries.

Rumored Galaxy X's foldable phone screen specs: 7.3-inch and 4.5-inch - CNET - News - 2 hours 57 min ago
Samsung slipped out a few more details about the phone rumored to be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F.

Verity hauls out That Old Time 2018 IT songbook

The Register - 3 hours 39 min ago
It's sing-along-a-Stob time

Stob It's that time of year, in the northern hemisphere, when IT specialists reluctantly abandon their rugged, outdoor lifestyle, and gather around Mama's upright piano to sing some favourite old songs... with updated, satirical lyrics. Like these.…

2019 Chevrolet Volt review: Making a stronger case for itself - Roadshow - Reviews - 3 hours 57 min ago
Chevy’s plug-in hybrid charges faster and receives fresh tech.

Oi! Not encrypting RPC traffic? IETF bods would like to change that

The Register - 4 hours 44 min ago
RPC over TLS: You know it makes sense

An Internet Engineering Task Force group has turned its attention to how Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) travel over the internet, and decided a bit of (easy) encryption is in order.…

Panasas tells world+dog: We've broken free from chains of proprietary kit

The Register - 5 hours 49 min ago
HPC pusher bats eyelids at OEM flingers after biggest product refresh in a while

HPC supplier Panasas has introduced a faster file system and non-proprietary hardware design in its biggest product refresh for a decade or more.…

Faster new Intel AI brain sticks into the side of your PC for $99 - CNET - News - 5 hours 57 min ago
The Neural Compute Stick 2 uses a Movidius Myriad X artificial intelligence chip and is geared for prototype projects.

Oi, Elon: You Musk sort out your Autopilot! Tesla loyalists tell of code crashes, near-misses

The Register - 6 hours 53 min ago
Carmaker's unpredictable 'super cruise control' tech blamed for ton of close calls

Tesla CEO Elon Musk asked the Tesla owners among his millions of Twitter followers last week what aspect of their electric cars they'd most like to see improved or fixed.…

NASA set to broadcast its first Mars landing in six years - CNET - News - 7 hours 1 min ago
And here are all the places where you can watch it happen...

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