Tiny body moves similar to Jupiter – but travels in the opposite direction
Asteroid 2015 BZ509 – also known as Bee-Zed – is the only asteroid in our solar system with a confirmed retrograde orbit lasting 12 years; the same orbital period as Jupiter.…
Can we simplify the laws of robotics, governing the intelligent machines we will soon live alongside?
The annual worldwide sale comes to Mexico, China and India for the first time this year.
Attackers can dive out of the cloud to pwn admin passwords
Microsoft is warning sysadmins to check their Azure Active Directory Connect configurations and implement a patch against a credential-handling vulnerability.…
Coins vs. jet engine. Coins win.
Senators worry the Moscow-based cybersecurity software company may be vulnerable to "Russian government influence," Reuters reports.
It's a little bigger than its predecessor, the SL1, but it includes the most necessary updates.
It's a little bigger than its predecessor, but the EOS Rebel SL2, but with four years of essential updates to cram in, it's not surprising.
It's the company's first full-frame dSLR with a movable LCD, which is kind of sad.
The 6D gets an articulated touchscreen LCD.
End of an epoch, but dead trees live on
O'Reilly Media, the preeminent publisher of tech titles for non-dummies, is exiting print distribution.…
In a speech today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that airlines that don't get on board with new security procedures could see electronic devices banned on their airplanes—or be barred from flying the US altogether.
The Department of Homeland Security today said it will be demanding "enhanced security measures" for all commercial flights going into the US. The specific measures, which will be both "seen and unseen," aren't specified in a DHS fact sheet, but they generally include enhanced passenger screening, "heightened screening of personal electronic devices," and "deploying advanced technology, expanding canine screening, and establishing additional pre-clearance locations."
The new measures will affect 105 countries hosting approximately 280 airports, 180 airlines, and about 2,100 daily flights carrying 325,000 US-bound passengers.
The US Homeland Security Department opts for enhanced security measures over expanding a ban on laptops in the passenger cabins of planes.
Drivers' 'not-a-union' takes on 'not-a-taxi' company
Scandal-ridden, leaderless not-a-taxi dudebro poster-child Uber is under investigation in Australia about whether its “independent contractor” drivers are actually employees.…
Outsourcing the unicorn hunt
This week's five-eyes meeting has issued its communique, promising to get the tech sector to solve the problems of online terrorism and encrypted communications.…
It's nearly as thin as the Razer Blade.
When network effects mean social monopoly.
PS, Alpine users, you need to get patching, too – for other reasons
Systemd, the Linux world's favorite init monolith, can be potentially crashed or hijacked by malicious DNS servers. Patches are available to address the security flaw, and should be installed ASAP if you're affected.…
The ride-hailing startup seeks to distance itself from allegations it conspired to steal confidential documents on self-driving car technology.
Toxic upstart accused of inaction amid assault claims
Uber is accused of ignoring warning signs about an attempted murderer who signed up as a driver and then allegedly attacked a passenger before raping another.…