More planets and a handful of Saturn's and Jupiter's moons get the Google Maps treatment.
A new scene from "Stranger Things" season 2 follows Eleven's struggle to break free from the creepy Upside Down world.
Vendors are reacting swiftly to a vulnerability that lets attackers eavesdrop on your network traffic.
Reports detailing the first shipment of Apple's $999 iPhone X claim there will be even fewer devices to go around than originally expected. According to a Digitimes report that references news from the Chinese outlet Xinhuanet.com, Apple's manufacturer Foxconn recently began shipping the first round of iPhone Xs to the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates, but that first batch only included 46,500 devices.
The iPhone X's initial shipment is much lower than previous iPhone models, and some reports suggest the holdup is due to the new TrueDepth camera. This technology is responsible for new features in the iPhone X including FaceID and animoji. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the TrueDepth camera's structure makes it "far more complex" than cameras of competing devices, making it harder for Foxconn to mass-produce the iPhone X. Nikkei Asian Review speculates the biggest production challenges surround the dot projector, which projects more than 30,000 dots on the user's face to create a depth map to enable FaceID, animoji, and other features.
Foxconn has reportedly increased iPhone X production to 400,000 units per week, a big jump from its previous supply of 100,000 units per week. However, it's unlikely that Foxconn will be able to keep up with demand for the new iPhone. The new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus handsets are already available for purchase and have been selling modestly, but it's likely that many customers willing to pay $999 or more for the unique iPhone X are holding out.
Watchdog takes bean-counter to task over Tech Data audit
Ernst & Young is nursing a £1.8m fine from the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) after admitting to "misconduct" when auditing 2012 P&L accounts for distributor Tech Data that were later found to contain material mistakes.…
That doesn't count it out from providing propulsion in the future, though.
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Residents of England awoke on Monday morning to a sky that looked very much like a scene from the movie Blade Runner—red and hazy. Fortunately this isn't science fiction—or even pollution. Rather, it's a combination of the rare, powerful ex-hurricane Ophelia's winds and African dust.
The large, extra-tropical cyclone that brought high winds and damaging seas to Ireland on Monday also produced a huge swath of powerful southerly winds that brought Saharan dust from the West Coast of Africa all the way north across the Atlantic and Western Europe into the United Kingdom.
One of Star Trek's most memorable characters returns. But is Starfleet to blame for the criminal ways of Harcourt Fenton Mudd?
Actress Alyssa Milano is credited for spreading the status, which draws attention to just how many women have been affected by sexual abuse.
The supplier has created a device to help a driver transition between manned and unmanned driving.
Microsoft's Irish data centre spat asks: How far should an American warrant go?
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over whether Microsoft should release personal emails stored in Ireland to America's federal government.…
Scientists have observed a cataclysmic blast that may explain the origin of precious metals. The bigger news is they didn't just see it. They felt it, too.
A paper by two Belgian researchers has cast more light on the vulnerabilities discovered in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) implementations on most, if not all, wireless networking devices that use the protocol. Dubbed "KRACK" (Key Reinstallation AttaCK), the attack "abuses design or implementation flaws in cryptographic protocols to reinstall an already-in-use key," wrote Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in the paper, released today.
The report came after wide disclosure of the problems, as Ars reported Sunday night. The research is built upon previous explorations of weaknesses in WPA2's component protocols, and some of the attacks mentioned in the paper were previously acknowledged to be theoretically possible. However, the authors have turned these vulnerabilities into proof-of-concept code, "and found that every Wi-Fi device is vulnerable to some variant of our attacks. Notably, our attack is exceptionally devastating against Android 6.0: it forces the client into using a predictable all-zero encryption key."
While Windows and iOS devices are immune to one flavor of the attack, they are susceptible to others. And all major operating systems are vulnerable to at least one form of the KRACK attack. And in an addendum posted today, the researchers noted that things are worse than they appeared at the time the paper was written:
The weakness was found in the WPA2 security protocol used by almost every modern phone, computer and router.
The online marketplace tries to bag more luxury sales with the new program.
The Supreme Court declined Monday to review a petition asserting that the term "google" has become too generic and therefore unqualified for trademark protection.
Without comment, the justices set aside a legal challenge claiming that Google had fallen victim to "genericide" and should no longer be trademarked. A lawsuit claimed the word "google" had become synonymous with the term "search the Internet" and therefore could no longer sustain a trademark. For the moment, Google will keep its trademark—unlike the manufacturers of the teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape. They were once trademarked but lost that status after they were deemed too generic.
In a petition that the high court refused to hear, the justices were told that "There is no single word other than google that conveys the action of searching the Internet using any search engine."
Hooo boy, WDC. You've really done it now
Toshiba could partner with SK Hynix on flash foundry operations, implying the WDC joint venture could have a finite shelf life.…
After busting onto the retro console re-release scene with a high-end, $500+ NES (and a slightly cheaper follow-up), Analogue is now turning its focus to a recreation of the Super NES. The newly announced Super Nt advertises lag-free 1080p HDMI output and full compatibility with more than 2,200 Super NES and Super Famicom cartridges (and controllers) at a more mass-market-friendly price of $190.
There have been plenty of other "clone" consoles designed to let you play Super NES cartridges on more modern displays, but they all rely on software-based emulation or knock-off chips. That means they're not always compatible with every game made for the original Super NES, and such consoles can make some games susceptible to glitchy or inaccurate sound and graphics (absolutely perfect SNES emulation is a surprisingly difficult lift). The Super Nt, on the other hand, runs off an Altera Cyclone V FPGA, which directly simulates the circuitry found in the original hardware for improved compatibility and accuracy. The Analogue team says it spent "thousands of hours" engineering the FPGA to be "free of compromises" for 16-bit gameplay.
It will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show alongside a Segway-like craft for sidewalk travel.
Russia, you're off the hook
Iran has been blamed for the brute-force attack on UK Parliament earlier this year.…