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GNOME Disks Gaining Resize & Repair Support

Phoronix - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:19am
Thanks to work ongoing to GNOME Disks and UDisks, there should soon be support within this disk/file-system management program for resizing partitions as well as running a file-system repair...

FreeBSD 11.1 Debuts With LLVM/Clang 4, ZFS Improvements

Phoronix - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:13am
FreeBSD 11.1 is now available as the first point release to FreeBSD 11...

Got some pom-poms handy? seeks a geography cheerleader

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:13am
Bid to raise discipline's profile after hitching it to big data hype

Whitehall is looking for a geography aficionado to emphasise the role the discipline plays in the UK government's work.…

Upcoming USB 3.2 Specification Will Double Data Rates Using Existing Cables

Slashdot - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 10:00am
A new USB specification has been introduced today by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is comprised of Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and other companies. The new USB 3.2 specification will replace the existing 3.1 specification and will double data rates to 20Gbps using new wires available if your device embraces the newest USB hardware. Mac Rumors reports: An incremental update, USB 3.2 is designed to define multi-lane operation for USB 3.2 hosts and devices. USB Type-C cables already support multi-lane operation, and with USB 3.2, hosts and devices can be created as multi-lane solutions, allowing for either two lanes of 5Gb/s or two lanes of 10Gb/s operation. With support for two lanes of 10Gb/s transfer speeds, performance is essentially doubled over existing USB-C cables. As an example, the USB Promoter Group says a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will be capable of 2GB/sec data transfer performance over a USB-C cable certified for USB SuperSpeed 10Gb/s USB 3.1, while also remaining backwards compatible with earlier USB devices. Along with two-lane operation, USB 3.2 continues to use SuperSpeed USB layer data rates and encoding techniques and will introduce a minor update to hub specifications for seamless transitions between single and two-lane operation.

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Speaking in Tech: Lobbying – how sh*t gets done in America

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 9:39am
Plus, crappy UK broadband, meeting Theresa Bae, drone regs and more

Got bot? How to put it to work with Microsoft's Cortana Skills

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 8:37am
This is not how Redmond got devs hooked on Windows

Hands on  Microsoft made a big deal of Cortana skills at its Build developer conference earlier this year – the business of creating voice interactions with users via the digital assistant built into Windows 10 and also available for iOS and Android.…

O2 admits to throttling network bandwidth for EU data roamers

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 8:02am
'Temporary measure' to cope with demand, apparently

O2 has admitted to deliberately throttling its network as a "temporary measure" to combat the demand of Brits using free data roaming abroad.…

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An 'AI' that can diagnose schizophrenia from a brain scan – here's how it works (or doesn't)

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 7:01am
Simple model reaches 75% accuracy

Analysis  Scientists have had a crack at using simple machine-learning software to make psychiatry a little more objective.…

US Defense Budget May Help Fund 'Hacking For Defense' Classes At Universities

Slashdot - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 7:00am
According to an instructor at Stanford, eight universities in addition to Stanford will offer a Hacking for Defense class this year: Boise State, Columbia, Georgetown, James Madison, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern Mississippi. IEEE Spectrum reports: The class has spun out Hacking for Diplomacy, Hacking for Energy, and other targeted classes that use the same methodology. The snowballing effort is now poised to get a big push. This month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment originated by Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) to support development of curriculum, best practices, and recruitment materials for the program to the tune of $15 million (a drop in the $700 billion defense budget but a big deal for a university program). In arguing for the amendment, Lipinski said, "Rapid, low-cost technological innovation is what makes Silicon Valley revolutionary, but the DOD hasn't historically had the mechanisms in place to harness this American advantage. Hacking for Defense creates ways for talented scientists and engineers to work alongside veterans, military leaders, and business mentors to innovate solutions that make America safer."

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Beijing police quench scum allegedly behind 'Fireball' fraudware

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 6:30am
Eleven arrested over malicious browser plug-in that netted nearly US$12 million

Chinese police have moved on the developers of the Fireball adware that infected millions of computers earlier this year.…

SK Telecom makes light of random numbers for IoT applications

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 6:28am
Quantum random number generator in a 5 mm chip

Quantum random number generators aren't new, but one small enough to provide practical security for Internet of Things applications is interesting.…

US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 6:02am
Targeting oil demo may have been training exercise for snoops, it is feared

For the past year or so, protesters in North Dakota, America, have been trying to prevent an oil pipeline from being built through Native Americans’ sacred land.…

Crap gift card security helps crims spend your birthday pressie cash

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 5:32am
These blokes spent two years studying and warning retail giants of fraud danger

Gift cards' lousy security makes it easy for crooks to spend marks' money, researchers said Tuesday night.…

iRobot just banked a fat profit. And it knows how to make more: By selling maps of your homes

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 5:03am
Roomba biz hopes to ink deals with Amazon et al

Analysis  Roomba maker iRobot recorded soaring sales and banked rising profits in the three months to July, according to figures revealed on Tuesday.…

IBM killing off its first go at cloud object storage – 20 months after launch

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 3:58am
Move your data by August 24th or lose it, then ask if this would happen on-prem

We all know cloud is evolving fast, but IBM's just given us the downside of that speed: a service it switched on in December 2015 will be switched off in August 2017.…

Google Enters Race For Nuclear Fusion Technology

Slashdot - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 3:30am
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Google and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm which has significantly speeded up experiments on plasmas, the ultra-hot balls of gas at the heart of the energy technology. Tri Alpha Energy, which is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has raised over $500 million in investment. It has worked with Google Research to create what they call the Optometrist algorithm. This enables high-powered computation to be combined with human judgement to find new and better solutions to complex problems. Working with Google enabled experiment's on Tri Alpha Energy's C2-U machine to progress much faster, with operations that took a month speeded up to just a few hours. The algorithm revealed unexpected ways of operating the plasma, with the research published on Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports. The team achieved a 50% reduction in energy losses from the system and a resulting increase in total plasma energy, which must reach a critical threshold for fusion to occur.

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The drinks are on Juniper: Revenue and profits up in Q2 2017

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 2:58am
It woz the switches and the cloud wot done it – sales of both soared

Juniper Networks has turned in a solid second quarter, reporting growth in revenue and profitability.…

Qualcomm's neural network SDK made free for all comers

El Reg - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 2:06am
Facebook uses it for AR apparently. What? That's a positive? Our bad

Qualcomm's decided to open up its year-old AI, by making its Neural Processing Engine (NPE) available to all.…

Degenerative Brain Disease Found In Nearly All Donated NFL Player Brains, Says Study

Slashdot - Wed, 26/07/2017 - 2:05am
A new study published Tuesday in the journal American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 brains of those who played in the NFL had degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). NPR reports: In the study, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players at all levels. Nearly 88 percent of all the brains, 177, had CTE. Three of 14 who had played only in high school had CTE, 48 of 53 college players, 9 of 14 semiprofessional players, and 7 of 8 Canadian Football League players. CTE was not found in the brains of two who played football before high school. According to the study's senior author, Dr. Ann McKee, "this is by far the largest [study] of individuals who developed CTE that has ever been described. And it only includes individuals who are exposed to head trauma by participation in football." A CTE study several years ago by McKee and her colleagues included football players and athletes from other collision sports such as hockey, soccer and rugby. It also examined the brains of military veterans who had suffered head injuries. The study released Tuesday is the continuation of a study that began eight years ago. In 2015, McKee and fellow researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University published study results revealing 87 of 91 former NFL players had CTE.

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