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US targets 10 Iranians for university cyberattacks, HBO hack - CNET - News - 1 hour 48 min ago
The Department of Justice announces charges against alleged hackers, as well as sanctions over attempts to hack hundreds of universities.

Zap-Map brings two peer-to-peer EV charging networks to the UK - Roadshow - News - 1 hour 50 min ago
It's an interesting way for homeowners and businesses to offset the costs of EV charger installation.

Dropbox to start trading after strong IPO - CNET - News - 1 hour 59 min ago
The file-sharing company sold shares at $21 a piece in its initial public offering, according to a report, and will begin trading Friday on Nasdaq.

Get the new Dell XPS 13 laptop for $854 - CNET - News - 2 hours 2 min ago
Plus: FOUR sweet bonus deals, including a free game and the return of an earphone favorite.

NAND chips are going to stay too pricey for flash to slit disk's throat...

The Register - 2 hours 11 min ago
For a while at least... spinning rust is going to stick around

Analysis Flash chip bits cost eight times more than spinning rust and SSDs aren't going to get cheap enough to kill off disk entirely.…

KeepVid scraps YouTube-ripping function in favour of legal approach

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 31 min ago
A popular video-downloading site has unexpectedly turned into a copyright advocacy page.

Ex-ZX Spectrum reboot man threatens sueball over unpaid invoices

The Register - 2 hours 31 min ago
Meanwhile, the company accounts are overdue

Yet more financial claims are piling up against failing ZX Spectrum Vega Plus firm Retro Computers Ltd, with the company's former web fixer threatening to sue over allegedly unpaid invoices.…

DeepMind explores inner workings of AI

BBC Technology News - 2 hours 41 min ago
Research throws light on how a general AI that can adapt and understand new situations might work.

Robotic lawn mowers get voice assistant, GPS upgrades - CNET - News - 2 hours 42 min ago
Battery-powered, automatic mowers have added connected features to make them more precise and easier for you to use.

Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timer review - CNET - Reviews - 2 hours 42 min ago
One of the first smart sprinklers for an average outdoor faucet, the B-hyve Faucet timer isn't perfect, but it's good enough.

How Much Energy Can You Store in a Rubber Band?

Wired - 2 hours 42 min ago
On a scale from "light thwack" to "geez, watch it with that thing!"

The Ryan Coogler Effect: What the Success of 'Black Panther' Means for Black Directors

Wired - 2 hours 42 min ago
Ryan Coogler’s massive Marvel movie has the potential to kick down doors for scores of other directors, with Ava DuVernay helping to lead that charge.

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Wired - 2 hours 42 min ago
All of WIRED's coverage on the scandal plaguing the social media giant.

DRAM, we've shifted a lot of kit, mumbles profit-munching chip firm Micron

The Register - 2 hours 43 min ago
Second quarter results up nearly 60% from last year

Micron's latest quarter revenues were up 58 per cent year on year, its CEO told an earnings call full of analysts eager to nibble at the chip-fryer's plate.…

Earwig’s wing inspires compact designs that fold themselves

Ars Technica - 2 hours 46 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Dr. Jakob Faber, ETH Zürich)

I have to admit that even as someone who's fascinated by most insects, the earwig freaks me out. Upon seeing one, I'm typically too busy trying to squash it to notice any details about its anatomy. So it was a bit of a surprise to find out that not only do they have wings, but their wings are world record holders in a specific aspect of insect winginess: they take up the least space when folded compared to their extended size. The ratio between these states can reach as high as 18-to-one.

With that fact in mind, I was less surprised to find out that researchers have decided to study this bit of biology to see if they can derive any insights from what evolution has done with the earwig. In today's issue of Science, there's a report on what's been learned by three researchers: Jakob Faber and André Studart of ETH Zurich and Andres Arrieta of Purdue University. They find that, to mimic the earwig's wing, an origami-style folding approach won't do. Instead, they've designed and 3D-printed a selection of meta-stable designs which, with a small input of energy, rapidly flip between folded and unfolded states.

When many people, including most materials scientists, think of folding, their first thought is origami. But the research team found that the earwig's " exquisite natural folding system" behaves in a way that "cannot be sufficiently described by current origami models." Part of the issue is one of materials science: there are certain folding patterns in the wing that just can't be done by creating a crease in a single material or using the straight lines of origami. In addition, the wing is bi-stable, holding itself in place during flight with minimal input from muscles and folding up entirely without any muscular energy being expended.

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Galaxy S9 screen not responding? Here's how to let Samsung know - CNET - News - 2 hours 56 min ago
Some people are reporting that the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus won't respond to their touch.

Reddit: Guns, beer and tobacco transactions now banned

BBC Technology News - 3 hours 21 min ago
At least 38 communities have been banned as Reddit distances itself from transactions of illicit goods.

Police chief said Uber victim “came from the shadows”—don’t believe it

Ars Technica - 3 hours 35 min ago

Enlarge / A frame from Brian Kaufman's video shows the spot where Elaine Herzberg was killed. (credit: Brian Kaufman)

On Sunday night, an Uber self-driving car killed 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. A key argument in Uber's defense has been that the road was so dark that even an attentive driver would not have spotted Herzberg in the seconds before the crash.

Herzberg "came from the shadows right into the roadway," Tempe police chief Sylvia Moir told the San Francisco Chronicle on Monday. "The driver said it was like a flash."

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2018 New York Auto Show preview: Production cars reign supreme - Roadshow - News - 3 hours 42 min ago
A vast majority of the cars we'll see in New York are things you'll actually be able to buy, and soon.

GMC Acadia and Terrain Black Editions actually come in 5 colors - Roadshow - News - 3 hours 42 min ago
The dark-tinted duo will be on display at the 2018 New York Auto Show.

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