Monthly Archives: September 2017

Microsoft Explains Why Edge Has So Few Extensions

Mark Wilson writes: It’s now a little more than a year since Microsoft first brought extensions to Edge. After so long you would expect the selection of addons to be overwhelming — but that’s far from being the case. In

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Equifax Board Forms Panel To Review Executives’ Stock Sales After Data Breach

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Equifax’s board of directors has formed a special committee to review the stock sales that top executives made days after the company found out it was hacked. Directors at Equifax have retained

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Hawaii Approves Telescope On Volcano Sacred To Indigenous People

A new $1.4 billion telescope will be built atop a Hawaiian volcano indigenous people consider sacred. The team of scientists fighting for the telescope won approval from Hawaiian officials on Thursday after selecting the site and applying to build there

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FCC Silenced Puerto Rico Radio Station’s Boosters In March 2017

An dochasac writes: WAPA (680 AM) is a radio station in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria took out power, phone lines, cell towers and internet, WAPA was the only Puerto Rican radio station on the air for crucial

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Apple is Really Bad At Design

Joshua Topolsky, writing for the Outline: Once upon a time, Apple could do little wrong. As one of the first mainstream computer companies to equally value design and technical simplicity, it upended our expectations about what PCs could be. “Macintosh

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Chip Reprograms Cells To Regenerate Damaged Tissue

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American about a device that delivers infusions of DNA and other molecules to restore injured limbs in mice, and maybe someday, humans: Cells are typically reprogrammed using mixtures of DNA, RNA and

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Radical Leftists Built Their Own FOSS Alternative To Reddit After It Banned Them

eeplox shares a report from VICE, adding: “Community-built sites like these are very much needed since Reddit announced they were going closed source”: After r/LeftWithSharpEdge was taken down, ziq [one of the subreddit's members] decided to leave Reddit and create

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Apple Investigating Reports of iPhone 8 Plus Devices ‘Splitting Open’

Apple is currently investigating reports of the iPhone 8 Plus splitting open while being charged with the included cable and plug adapter. The first claim comes from a Taiwanese iPhone 8 Plus owner, who posted photos which show damage consistent

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Former Female Oracle Employees Sue Company For Alleged Pay Discrimination

Three female, former Oracle employees are suing Oracle for allegedly paying women less than men in similar jobs. Rong Jewett, Sophy Wang and Xian Murray filed a lawsuit August 28, seeking a class-action status to represent all other women who

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Apple Reports 400 Percent Rise In National Security Requests

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Apple received a record number of national security orders this year, according to its bi-annual report published this week. The company stated it received more than 13,250 national security requests

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