Venerable Linux distro still keeping it clean, after all these years
Slackware, the oldest Linux distribution still being maintained, has turned 25 this week, making many an enthusiast wonder where all those years went.…
Leap seconds issue solved, but without segmented smearing
Microsoft Windows Server 2019, coming later this year, will include UTC-compliant leap second support, both for added and subtracted time. But there will be no smearing.…
The short-term home rental service is now required to submit your data to the city.
Thousands of researchers sign pledge to not develop lethal AI
Hundreds of organisations and thousands of techies, including Elon Musk, Demis Hassabis from Google's DeepMind, and the head of the Chocolate Factory's AI lab Jeff Dean have promised never to support the development of autonomous weapons.…
At $500 it's less expensive than many smaller-sensor competitors. But it's got a relatively slim feature set in comparison, too.
Hey Siri, your dad's gone.
Brass hats seek more control over technology and research
Australia’s research and university communities have united against what they see as Department of Defence overreach: the brass-hats want greater powers to control international collaboration.…
Twenty-five bugs writhing on the netops floor this week
Cisco has emitted 25 product security advisories – with four critical bugs flattened in its service provider-oriented Cisco Policy Suite.…
There's a star, man, waiting in the sky. It's likely to have eaten a planet in recent times.
A look inside the Kitty Hawk Flyer, a new flying car from the firm backed by Google's Larry Page.
Check your OEMs for patches
In case you missed it, Chipzilla has gone public with more patches for the Intel Management Engine.…
Artificial intelligence, meet the real deal.
Cloud and security big winners in Q2 while Cognitive sags
IBM is touting the growth in its "strategic imperatives" business lineup with helping its revenues once again gain over the year-ago quarter.…
Ford hopes the Edge ST will compete with the performance crossovers from Europe, and is charging accordingly.
Is Luke Skywalker set to make an appearance in Episode IX, or is it just a certain item of his clothing?
The social network has been accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India.
Techie sues ex-bosses, claims their AI avatar tech was faked – and he was allegedly beaten up after crying foul
Punch up at Cali startup
An engineer is suing Pinscreen, a startup that supposedly uses AI to generate cartoon avatars of people, claiming he was illegally fired and assaulted after confronting the CEO about its allegedly faked technology.…
As if people's on-road habits didn't frighten us enough...
Should teachers in Wales adopt some of the techniques from gaming to make lessons more engaging?