Monthly Archives: January 2016

Microsoft Edge’s Private Browsing Mode Isn’t Actually Private

JustAnotherOldGuy writes: The forensic examination of most web browsers has proven that they don’t have a provision for storing the details of privately browsed web sessions. However, in the case of Microsoft Edge, the private browsing isn’t as private as

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France To Pave 1000km of Road With Solar Panels

An anonymous reader writes: France is planning on a project to build 1000 kilometers of road with specially designed solar panels. This project will supply 5 million people in France with electricity if it is successful. Though many solar experts

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LG G3 ‘Snap’ Vulnerability Leaves Owners At Risk of Data Theft

Mark Wilson writes: Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability in LG G3 smartphones which could be exploited to run arbitrary JavaScript to steal data. The issue has been named Snap, and was discovered by Israeli security firms BugSec and Cynet.

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First Hidden Electric Motor In Cycling World Championship

An anonymous reader writes with the story that the world championship cyclocross competition this weekend in Zolder (Belgium) was scandalized by the first case of “mechanical doping.” European champion Femke Van Den Driessche was caught with a bicycle with a

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Apple Developing Wireless Charging For Mobile Devices

An anonymous reader writes: Apple is currently working with partners in the US and Asia to develop wireless charging for iPhone and iPad. Mobile devices with wireless charging capabilities could be released as soon as next year. Apple has not

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Drone Races To Be Broadcast To VR Headsets

An anonymous reader writes: You just plug in the HDMI feed, and you’re in the cockpit of the drone,” the CEO of the new Drone Racing League tells Wired. “Everyone from Oculus on is expecting to have VR headsets in

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FTDI Driver Breaks Hardware Again

janoc writes: It seems that the infamous FTDI driver that got famous by intentionally bricking counterfeit chips [NOTE: that driver was later removed] has got a new update that injects garbage data (‘NON GENUINE DEVICE FOUND!’) into the serial data.

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GNU Hurd Begins Supporting Sound, Still Working On 64-bit & USB Support

An anonymous reader writes: GNU developer Samuel Thibault presented at this weekend’s FOSDEM conference about the current state of GNU Hurd. He shared that over the past year they’ve started working on experimental sound support as their big new feature.

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Tiny Pluto Big On Frozen Water Reserves

New submitter rmdingler writes that a new map created by NASA based on the New Horizons flyby of Pluto “shows much more frozen water than scientists initially expected.” Using LEISA to photograph from 108,000 kilometers away, much more of the

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NSA Hacker Chief Explains How To Keep Him Out of Your System

An anonymous reader writes: Rob Joyce, the nation’s hacker-in-chief, took up the ironic task of telling a roomful of computer security professionals and academics how to keep people like him and his elite corps out of their systems. Joyce himself

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