Monthly Archives: January 2017

Tesla’s Battery Revolution Just Reached Critical Mass

Tesla is all set to cut the ribbon on a massive battery storage facility in the California desert — the biggest of its kind on earth. It joins similarly huge facilities built by AES and Altagas, which are both set

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Swedish Govt Mulls Tougher Punishments To Tackle Pirate Sites

Authorities in Sweden are mulling new measures to deal with evolving ‘pirate’ sites. As part of a legislative review, the government wants to assess potential legal tools, including categorizing large-scale infringement as organized crime, tougher sentences, domain seizures, and site-blocking,

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Indian IT Sector Warns Against US Visa Bill

India’s IT lobby warned on Tuesday that a bill before the U.S. Congress aimed at imposing tougher visa rules unfairly targets some of its members and will not solve a U.S. labor shortage in technology and engineering. From a report

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Netgear Exploit Found in 31 Models Lets Hackers Turn Your Router Into a Botnet

An anonymous reader shares a report: You might want to upgrade the firmware of your router if it happens to sport the Netgear brand. Researchers have discovered a severe security hole that potentially puts hundreds of thousands of Netgear devices

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‘It’s Tricky’: Apple Misses the Deadline To Pay $13.9 Bn To Ireland in Illegal Tax Benefit

Apple has not fully paid the 13 billion euros ($13.9 billion) it owes to Ireland in illegal tax benefits even though the deadline has passed, the European Union’s competition said on Tuesday. From a report: “Well the recovery is not

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Why An LSD High Lasts For So Long

Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) has been credited, in part, for the creation of the iPhone, the polymerase chain reaction, as well as some pretty abstract artwork. Since the drug is classified as a Schedule 1 substance in the U.S., it’s

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Scientists Create Electronic Glasses That Can Automatically Focus On Whatever You’re Looking At

mmell writes: University of Utah scientists have created a prototype electronic lens which uses several technologies to customize the lens optics focusing on whatever the wearer is looking at. [Just like] the “oil lenses” in Frank Herbert’s Dune series of

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Oxygen From Earth’s Atmosphere May Be Traveling To the Moon’s Surface

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: New research shows that oxygen from Earth could be journeying all the way out to the Moon, where it then gets lodged inside the lunar soil. It’s a process that’s likely

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Woman Built House From the Ground Up Using Nothing But YouTube Tutorials

schwit1 quotes a report from Digital Trends: In this generation of self-starters and self-made women and men, do-it-yourself isn’t just an option, it’s a way of life. And if there’s not an app for that, chances are there’s a YouTube

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Trump’s Next Immigration Move To Affect H-1B Visas; Require Tech Companies To Try To Hire Americans First: Bloomberg

AdamnSelene writes: A report in Bloomberg describes a draft executive order that will hit the tech industry hard and potentially change the way those companies recruit workers from abroad. The H-1B, L-1, E-2, and B1 work visa programs would be

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