The South Korean conglomerate is accused of giving donations in exchange for political favours.
The Cold War called, wants its arms race back
While President Donald Trump hosted Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe over the weekend, North Korea decided the time was right for another missile test.…
Surface devices and Windows 10 are now NSA-approved for use by US government workers
Microsoft's pointed out that the United States' National Security Agency has added some Surface devices to the nation's okay-for-accessing-secure-information list.…
My Political Romance. Wall Out Boy. GOP Eat World. Republic! at the Disco.
Every time you walk through a city, your experiences are shaped by the minds of hundreds of architects, urban planners, and landscape designers. But sometimes architects yearn to make built environments that are even more creative and so bizarre that no engineer could ever bring them to fruition. That's where the annual Fairy Tales Competition comes in.
For the fourth year in a row, sponsors of the competition have invited architects to submit drawings and short stories about architecture from other worlds, parallel dimensions, and pure fantasy. This year's theme was "environmental fables." If you're a fan of science fiction and infrastructure, the results are extremely delightful. The 2017 winners were just announced in Washington, DC, at the National Building Museum. You can look at all the winners' stories and art on the Blank Space site, but we've got glimpses of a few standouts.
How mobile technology is profoundly changing access to money in the developing world.
ISPs told to get real by advertising speeds punters will get at busy times
Australia's consumer watchdog is trying to ensure advertising offers comprehensible and accurate broadband performance information.…
The members of LinuxQuestions have spoken about their favorite Linux and open-source programs. Their favorite Linux? Would you believe it's Slackware?
The story of Tiziana Cantone who killed herself after private sex videos of her went viral.
The woman who uses blockchain technology to prove where food comes from.
Jessi Baker's firm Provenance tracks the source of food using pioneering blockchain technology.
How Australian entrepreneur Matt Barrie set up and grew website Freelancer, which links people who need tasks done with others who bid for the work.
On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX completed a static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket in advance of a planned cargo launch to the International Space Station. During the short test, all nine of its Merlin-1D engines fired while the rocket was clamped down. The upcoming launch is notable because it will be the company's first from the historic Launch Complex-39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX acquired rights to use the site in 2014 from NASA, signing a 20-year lease with the space agency. The launch pad has a storied history, with all of the crewed Apollo missions except for Apollo 10 lifting off from the pad, as well as the first 24 space shuttle missions.
The company had intended to use Launch Complex-39A primarily for launches of its new Falcon Heavy rocket and commercial crew missions. However a September 1, 2016, a static fire test accident at its other Florida launch pad, Launch Complex-40, caused severe damage to facilities there. This pushed SpaceX to expedite its refurbishment of Launch Complex-39A and to expand its use for all launches from the East Coast. In addition to the new Florida pad, SpaceX also has a facility at Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, near Los Angeles, from where it launched last month.
Use this for good, not for evil. But not if you care about your penguins
Linux sysadmins with a sense of adventure: Tokyo-based developer Hector Martin has put together a set of scripts to replace an in-use Linux system over SSH.…
Government and business don't get on, AI is bunk and politics rules
BSidesSF Comfortable illusions about how security is working are crippling the ability of government and industry to fight the threat, a former member of the FBI’s netsec team has told the BSides San Francisco 2017 security conference.…
Apple's CEO says the technology is 'huge,' with the potential to improve people's lives.
'I could have released the final 4.10' but preferred not to over-complicate things
Those waiting for the milestone that would have been version 4.10 of the Linux kernel have another week to wait, after Linus Torvalds decided not to release the final version this week.…
Amid tough competition, Verizon launches an unlimited plan that runs $80 a month. Can the giant thwart T-Mobile?
Public servants' 'misinformation' warning seemingly set aside for politics
Following last year's megastorm and blackout in South Australia, Vulture South opined that the events had nothing to do with the state's use of wind power. Now, a freedom of information release reveals the government was advised to that effect before ministers started to cast blame.…
There's a new HDMI standard coming out, with a feature called Game Mode VRR that combats motion blur and input lag. Here's how it supercharges the future of gaming.