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SpaceX shuffles deck, EchoStar launch bumped

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 3:02am
Kennedy pad needs more prep, Elon's next flight will be to ISS

SpaceX's spectacular explosion last September is still producing fallout, with the company deciding its EchoStar launch will have to wait, while it prepares its new launchpad.…

WTF is your problem, Netgear? Another hijack hole found in its routers

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 2:03am
Programming blunders allow miscreants to snatch home gateways' admin passwords

Researchers are warning of a serious security hole that can be exploited to hijack potentially hundreds of thousands of Netgear routers.…

'Grey technology' should be the new black

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 1:02am
When the elderly can't access services or communicate, we all lose

My dad seems to have a propensity for breaking the all of the kit we’ve given him to allow us to have a trans-oceanic video chat pretty much any time either of us wants. Apple’s Facetime came along just around the time I moved to Australia. Skype wasn’t far behind. Between these two we’ve been able to keep our relationship going strong, even at a 13,000 km remove. The tyranny of distance has been just a little less tyrannical as a result.…