"Decisions" is a four-minute video that makes the terror of a deadly crash frighteningly intimate. The post Horrifying VR Film Puts You Inside a Drunk Driving Crash appeared first on WIRED.
Coughing up for spectrum might be worth it for quality of service
Internet of Things folk the LoRa Alliance reckons its LoRaWAN may move from unlicensed to licensed spectrum to help guarantee quality of service, according to reports.…
Donald Trump's incoming administration might be going full steam ahead in returning to fossil fuels, but the clean energy sector might have other ideas. Nikola Motor Company has just unveiled a huge class 8 truck (as big as they get) that's powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, claiming it will have an operational range of as much as 1,200 miles (1,900km) when it's released in 2020.
The Nikola One, which is designed for long-haul good transport across a large landmass, will according to its creators be able to travel between 800 and 1,200 miles on a single tank of fuel, while delivering over 1,000 horsepower and 2,000 foot-pounds of torque.
If these claims are true, it will provide nearly double the power of the current generation of diesel-powered semis/articulated lorries.
Last year we wrote about the "USB Killer"—a DIY USB stick that fried almost everything (laptops, smartphones, consoles, cars) that it was plugged into. Now the USB Killer has been mass produced—you can buy it online for about £50/$50. Now everyone can destroy just about every computer that has a USB port. Hooray.
The commercialised USB Killer looks like a fairly humdrum memory stick. You can even purchase a "Test Shield" for £15/$15, which lets you try out the kill stick—watch the spark of electricity arc between the two wires!—without actually frying the target device, though I'm not sure why you would want to spend £65 to do that. The website proudly states that the USB Killer is CE approved, meaning it has passed a number of EU electrical safety directives.
Not compulsory... yet! On track to shift 60% of service staff to 'low-cost countries'
Cost-cutting at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's CSC-bound services business looks set to continue right up to the point it is sold in the spring, leaked documents have indicated.…
Transistors shrinking in line with Moore's Law have given us ever more powerful and smaller computers, as well as today's smartphones. But no one said you need to stick to the idea that processors have to keep getting smaller and faster.
A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for repeatedly visiting websites that back the so-called Islamic State terror group.
Blue Crow Media makes maps that celebrate and organize a city's architecture. The post Explore a Lovely Map of Berlin’s 20th Century Architecture appeared first on WIRED.
A little extra effort for a whole lot of pay-off. The post The Fail-Safe Science of Delicious Crispy Chicken appeared first on WIRED.
Bought your Apple charger online? Maybe read this before using it next.
How one developer came up with a way of flagging fake news on social media.
Heads in sand time. If service providers don't admit a problem exists, does it?
Microsoft snubbed an invitation to join a brigade of tech titans that linked arms to work on minimising network crashes that can cripple cloud service availability.…
Now ZyXEL and D-Link routers from Post Office and TalkTalk under siege
Analysis The Mirai botnet has struck again, with hundreds of thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected. The two ISPs join a growing casualty list from a wave of assaults that have also affected customers at Deutsche Telekom, KCOM and Irish telco Eir over the last two weeks or so.…
Inventor of polymer banknote: Veggie £5 refuseniks are being 'absolutely stupid'
Professor David Solomon, the inventor of the polymer banknote, has told vegetarians that they're being "stupid" over their opposition to its trace amounts of animal fat.…
The network, known as "Avalanche," served as a platform for phishing, malware distribution, and money laundering. The post It Took 4 Years to Take Down ‘Avalanche,’ a Huge Online Crime Ring appeared first on WIRED.
A growing crop of beloved shows have come back to television, yet failed to recapture the original magic. A return to Stars Hollow was no different. The post You Need to Stop Letting TV Revivals Disappoint You appeared first on WIRED.
Chemists aren't convinced there's any meaningful difference between Manūka honey from New Zealand and Australia. But the Kiwis beg to differ. The post New Zealand, the Kardashians, and the Battle to Control Manuka Honey appeared first on WIRED.
So it's too bad the US is no good at planning regionally. The post Mesmerizing Commute Maps Reveal We All Live in Mega-Regions, Not Cities appeared first on WIRED.
Amazon is now moving data by the truckload. That might sound old-fashioned, but it's actually faster than the speediest internet connection. The post Amazon's Snowmobile Is Actually a Truck Hauling A Huge Hard Drive appeared first on WIRED.
Andrew and Katie discuss Nokia's upcoming Android phones, Ofcom's battle with BT and what happens when you go to an all-night cat rave.