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0 - 200 GB
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Conducting a live Star Wars soundtrack thrills this super fan - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 7:45pm
Six-time Emmy Award winner Mark Watters speaks with CNET about directing a live orchestra soundtrack for Episode IV: A New Hope.

Donald Trump #SmockingGun typo sets Twitter on fire - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 7:40pm
Get your smocking-gun memes while they're hot.

Samsung, OnePlus' 5G phones: 6 things you need to know now - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 7:07pm
We separate the promise from the early reality.

A closer look at Royole's foldable, bendable FlexPai phone - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
As the first phone with a foldable screen, the FlexPai features a 7.8-inch screen, Android Pie and dual cameras.

New Zealand health boards write down losses on Oracle implementation

The Register - December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm
End-of-year reports show impairment costs running into millions

Local health boards in New Zealand have been forced to write down losses running into the millions of Kiwi dollars as a result of a troubled Oracle implementation.…

Apple, Qualcomm legal battle heats up in China (The 3:59, Ep. 501) - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 6:59pm
The iPhone maker is facing a possible ban in China, Qualcomm is trying to destabilize Apple and Intel, and Europe is tightening regulations on Silicon Valley.

Apple faces ban on sale of older iPhones in China, Qualcomm says - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 6:53pm
Qualcomm says a Chinese court ruled that Apple is infringing on two of its patents.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse clip showcases Miles Morales' style - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 6:51pm
The scene reveals the teen superhero's internal conflict and first swing through New York.

'Outdated' IT and old computers found in Welsh schools

BBC Technology News - December 10, 2018 - 6:49pm
Schools are too far behind technology such as smartphones and iPads in teaching IT, a watchdog says.

Super-solid helium state confirmed in beautiful experiment

Ars Technica - December 10, 2018 - 6:43pm

Enlarge / Computer artwork of the nucleus of a helium atom, or an alpha particle given off during radioactive decay. The nucleus consists of two positively charged protons (red) and two neutral neutrons (green) surrounded by a quantum cloud of gluons, a type of subatomic particle. (credit: Getty Images)

In recent months, I’ve mentioned super-solids a couple of times, which is a bit unusual for something we haven't been sure actually exists. However, a recent paper seems to offer some quite strong confirmation that super-solids are real. That means it is time to delve into the weird and wonderful world of low-temperature helium.

Helium is, without a doubt, the Universe’s weirdest material, beating out molecular hydrogen by a rather long nose. The key to helium’s strangeness is that it is normally a boson: a helium-4 atom consists of two protons, two neutrons, and two electrons, which sums to an even number, making a composite boson.

Helium is confusing

What does all that mean? It means that when cold enough, a group of helium atoms can enter the same quantum state. Even though they are spread out over a whole vessel, they all know something about the condition of their distant neighbors. This enables the helium atoms to flow without resistance, a state called a superfluidity. It's good company among other weird and wonderful properties of helium.

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NASA, SpaceX push back Crew Dragon test launch to ISS - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 6:22pm
We'll have to wait a few more days before Crew Dragon earns its space wings.

iPad Pro's potential becomes clear with this $99 HyperDrive USB-C hub - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 6:14pm
Exclusive: Sanho's six-port HyperDrive USB-C Hub shows that Apple made the right choice when it ditched the Lightning port.

How to survive deadly 'Game of Thrones'? Science finds best strategy - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 6:07pm
An analysis of the HBO show's many deaths might reveal the secret to making it to the end of the final season.

Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

Ars Technica - December 10, 2018 - 6:03pm

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic's internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. (credit: Yifan Lu / Twitter)

In the days since the PlayStation Classic's official release, hackers have already made great progress in loading other PlayStation games (and even non-PlayStation software) onto the plug-and-play device. What's more, it seems some sloppy cryptography work on Sony's part is key to unlocking the device for other uses.

Console hackers yifanlu and madmonkey1907 were among those who were able to dump the PlayStation Classic's code via the system's UART serial port in the days after its release. From there, as yifanlu laid out on Twitter, the hackers found that the most sensitive parts of the system are signed and encrypted solely using a key that's embedded on the device itself, rather than with the aid of a private key held exclusively by Sony. In essence, Sony distributed the PlayStation Classic with the key to its own software lock hidden in the device itself.

Further examination by yifanlu during a series of marathon, Twitch-streamed hacking sessions found that the PlayStation Classic also doesn't seem to perform any sort of signature check at all for the sensitive bootrom code that's loaded when the system starts up. That makes it relatively trivial to load any sort of payload to the hardware from a USB device at startup, as yifanlu demonstrated with a video of a Crash Bandicoot prototype running on the PlayStation Classic last week.

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Celebrating K8s crates inflation rate, Linux mates congregate

The Register - December 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
As KubeCon + CloudNativeCon draws nigh, vendors can't contain themselves

A number of open source types are heading toward Seattle, Washington, on Monday, if they're not already installed there, to attend the Cloud Native Computing Foundation's (CNCF) KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018 confab.…

Aquaman makes a splash in China - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 5:55pm
The movie has been a huge success since opening there Friday -- two weeks before it shows up in US theaters.

Toyota teases Gazoo Racing Supra Super GT racing concept - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 5:47pm
The new car is destined for Japan's Super GT race series.

These are the best Green Monday 2018 deals - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 5:47pm
There are some surprisingly good ones! Also: What the hell is Green Monday?

McLaren 720S Spider is Britain's newest 212 mph convertible - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 5:37pm
If you've got the roof down, you can "only" do 202 mph.

Amazon reportedly fires workers in seller scam crackdown - CNET

cNET.com - News - December 10, 2018 - 5:33pm
The company was investigating reports about data leaks and bribes, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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