May, 2018

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Thoma Bravo Acquires Majority Stake in LogRhythm

The SIEM vendor sells 51% stake to private equity firm. …read more

Source:: DarkReading

The ice must flow: Dunes of frozen gas spotted on alien dwarf

Pluto’s not just a cold distant ball – it may have been geologically active early on

Dunes of methane ice grains have been discovered on Pluto after scientists studied snaps taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. That’s according to a paper published in the journal Science today.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Arm aims to make your Android phone faster with next-gen mobile chips – CNET

And maybe your next laptop, too. …read more

Source:: CNet

Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook is ‘taking a diverse slate approach’ – CNET

The initiative aims to boost the diversity of the social-networking company’s board of directors. …read more

Source:: CNet

Amazon gives developers new tool to make their Alexa skills easier to discover

Amazon is making it easier for users to have more natural, frictionless interactions with Alexa, which includes naturally finding new skills. …read more

Source:: ZDNet

ZTE can’t buy chips from US, but can still get sued

America(‘s lawsuits) First

Chinese phone maker ZTE will have to face a patent infringement suit in the US, despite its handsets being effectively barred from sale in America.…

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Source:: TheRegister

Mark Zuckerberg hammered by shareholders over scandals – CNET

Facebook’s CEO faced the press, unhappy advertisers and frustrated lawmakers in the US and EU. Next up: shareholders. …read more

Source:: CNet

Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4: Everything you need to know – CNET

Insomniac’s PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider-Man game will launch this September, and it looks amazing. Here’s what you can expect. …read more

Source:: CNet

Canon just stopped selling its last film camera – CNET

The Canon EOS-1V was the last of a dying breed. …read more

Source:: CNet

The Best Part of Waking Up Just Got Better


If you ask us, one of life’s greatest pleasures is sitting down with a nice, hot cup of something of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Of course, the best part of this ritual is when the beverage has cooled enough to reach that short window of optimal drinking temperature.

Often times the unthinkable happens—we sip too early and get burned, or else become distracted by watching cat videos reading our colleagues’ Hackaday posts and miss the window altogether. What’s to be done? Something we wish we’d thought of: using the beverage’s heat to cool itself by way of thermal dynamics. For [Scott Clandinin]’s entry into the 2018 Hackaday Prize, he hopes to harness enough heat energy from the beverage to power a fan that will blow across the top of the mug.

[Scott] enlisted a friend to smith a thick copper slab in a right angle formation. The gentle curve of the vertical side pulls heat from the ceramic mug and transfers it to the heat sink of a CPU cooler. Then it’s just a matter of stepping up the voltage produced by the thermoelectric generator with a boost converter. Once he’s got this dialed in, he’d like to power it with supercaps and add a temp sensor and a microcontroller to alert him that his moment of zen is imminent. We’ll drink to that!

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Source:: Hackaday

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