Yearly Archives: 2018

Red Hat Changes Its Open-Source Licensing Rules

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: When leading Linux company Red Hat announces that — from here on out — all new Red Hat-initiated open-source projects that use the GNU General Public License (GPLv2) or GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL)

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Tech Giants Urge Congress To ‘Protect Entrepreneurs’ From Supreme Court Ruling

U.S. states can now require online retailers to collect local sales taxes, according to a recent Supreme Court ruling that could affect thousands of third-party sellers on top tech sites. An anonymous reader quotes The Verge: In fact, Amazon, which

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Researchers Fish Yellowcake Uranium From the Sea With a Piece of Yarn

Wave723 shares a report from IEEE Spectrum: Researchers at the U.S. Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and LCW Supercritical Technologies made use of readily available acrylic fibers to pull five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of

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Valve’s Knuckles EV2 Controller Will Let You Squeeze Things In VR

Valve’s “Knuckles” controllers for VR, first introduced in 2016, are getting upgraded. According to Engadget, Valve is “sending game makers another version, the EV2, that has revamped buttons, straps and a slew of sensors that essentially translate finger motion and

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Tesla To Close a Dozen Solar Facilities In 9 States

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Electric car maker Tesla’s move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal,

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Scientists Genetically Engineer Pigs Immune To Costly Disease

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The trial, led by the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, showed that the pigs were completely immune to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), a disease that is endemic across the

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Bethesda Sues Warner Bros, Calls Its Westworld Game ‘Blatant Rip-Off’ of Fallout Shelter

Bethesda, the video game publisher behind Fallout and The Elder Scrolls, is suing Warner Bros. and Fallout Shelter co-developer Behavior Interactive over the recently released Westworld, alleging that the mobile game based on HBO’s TV series is a “blatant rip-off”

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Supreme Court Backs Award of Overseas Patent Damages

schwit1 quotes a report from Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that companies can recover profits lost because of the unauthorized use of their patented technology abroad in a victory for Schlumberger NV, the world’s largest oilfield services

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Atari Accuses Journalists of Making Stuff Up So They Produce Recordings of the Interview

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Legendary games company Atari has accused a Register reporter of making stuff up and acting unprofessionally following an interview earlier this year in San Francisco at the launch of its new

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An Up-to-Date Browser Should Keep Users Safe From Most Exploit Kits

Exploit kits, once a preferred choice of attackers to invade a victim’s browser and find way to their computer, are increasingly diminishing in their effectiveness. If you have an updated browser, chances are it packs adequate resources to fight such

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