Month: June 2018

Britain’s tax authority says it has taken down 20,750 malicious sites in the past year

HRMC is fighting an online war against fake websites and phishing emails intended to defraud taxpayers in the UK, and it is asking the public to help… …read more Source:: ZDNet

We’ve Reached ‘Peak Screen’. So What Comes Next?

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: We’ve hit what I call Peak Screen. For much of the last decade, a technology industry ruled by smartphones has pursued a singular goal of completely conquering our eyes. It has given us phones with ever-bigger screens and phones with unbelievable cameras, not to mention virtual reality…

Massive New ‘Salesforce Tower’ Light Sculpture: AI, Ubuntu, Fog, and a MacBook

The new tallest building on the San Francisco skyline — and the tallest building in America west of the Mississippi — includes a nine-story electronic sculpture that’s been called the tallest piece of public art on Earth. It uses 11,000 LED bulbs reflected off the tower-topping aluminum panels — each pixel created by a set…

DEXTER Has the Precision To Get The Job Done

Robotic arms – they’re useful, a key part of our modern manufacturing economy, and can also be charming under the right circumstances. But above all, they are prized for being able to undertake complex tasks repeatedly and in a highly precise manner. Delivering on all counts is DEXTER, an open-source 5-axis robotic arm with incredible…

ComputerWorld Says Newest Windows 10 ‘Isn’t Ready for Prime Time’

“Despite Microsoft’s assurances, Windows 10 1803 isn’t ready for prime time,” writes ComputerWorld’s Woody Leonhard, adding “Microsoft’s patches in June took on some unexpected twists…” Win10 1803 was declared fully fit for business, a pronouncement that was followed weeks later by fixes for a few glaring, acknowledged bugs — and stony silence for other known…

2018 iPhones might use LG’s OLED displays, and we put iOS 12 on an iPhone 5S – CNET

Plus, a new trick with Amazon Alexa. We’ve got your iPhone news this week. …read more Source:: CNet

US Government Study Concludes: You’re Probably Washing Your Hands Wrong

97% of us don’t wash our hands properly, a new government study concludes. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: The study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows most consumers failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20 seconds. That’s the amount of time recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

Doctor Who Infinity game puts Tenth Doctor and Rose in danger – CNET

The third chapter of the interactive game features the Doctor and Rose Tyler stumbling upon a Welsh mystery and an alien invasion. …read more Source:: CNet

The best Schiit ever, the Yggdrasil digital audio converter – CNET

Schiit’s flagship converter, the Yggdrasil Analog 2, sells for a fraction of the cost of the best high-end converters, but it’s right up there in performance. …read more Source:: CNet

Bitcoin Drops Below $6,000, An 8-Month Low

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Bitcoin’s value slid to its lowest level since November on Friday, as waning investor interest and recent negative headlines from global regulators weakened demand for the cryptocurrency and most of its rivals. Virtual currencies, including the best-known and biggest, bitcoin, have been stuck in a downward trend for most of…