Monthly Archives: January 2018

Apple Still Aims To Allow iPad Apps To Run on Macs This Year

Apple’s push for performance and security improvements over new features will also apply to this year’s Mac software, Axios reported on Wednesday, but one key feature remains on the roadmap for 2018: The ability for Macs to run iPad apps.

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High School Computer Science: Look Ma, No Textbooks!

theodp writes: Computer Science Teacher Alfred Thompson wonders how other high school CS teachers use textbooks. “It’s not a conversation I hear much about,” he writes. Indeed, many teachers apparently don’t rely on CS textbooks much at all. In fact,

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Judges Say the UK’s Digital Surveillance Program Snooper’s Charter Is Illegal

Mark Wilson writes: Judges have ruled that the UK government’s digital surveillance program — known variously as the Snooper’s Charter and the Investigatory Powers Act — is illegal. In the case brought by human rights group Liberty, appeal judges found

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Samsung Surpasses Intel To Become the World’s Largest Chipmaker

Samsung Electronics just knocked Intel off its perch as the world’s biggest chipmaker by revenue, a spot the U.S. company has held since 1992. From a report: On Tuesday, Samsung reported 2017 chip sales of $69 billion, blowing past Intel’s

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LibreOffice 6.0 Released: Features Superior Microsoft Office Interoperability, OpenPGP Support

prisoninmate writes: LibreOffice 6.0 comes two and a half years after the LibreOffice 5.x series, and it’s the biggest release of the open-source and cross-platform office suite so far. It introduces a revamped design with new table styles, improved Notebookbars,

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Apple: We Would Never Degrade the iPhone Experience To Get Users To Buy New Phones

Apple today responded to reports that the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are probing its decision to throttle older iPhones, confirming that the U.S government has asked questions. From a report: Apple said it would never intentionally “degrade

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Why Tether’s Collapse Would Be Bad For Cryptocurrencies

Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sent subpoenas last week to virtual-currency venue Bitfinex and Tether, a company that issues a widely traded coin and claims it’s pegged to the dollar. Wired’s Sandra Upson explains why

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Mazda Says Its Next-Gen Gasoline Engine Will Run Cleaner Than An Electric Car

schwit1 shares a report from Popular Mechanics: Mazda is staking much of its future on the continued existence of the internal-combustion engine, with clever tech like spark-controlled compression ignition set to debut in Mazda’s next-generation production-car engine, Skyactiv-X. But the

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How To Watch the ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse

Stephanie Pappas reports via Live Science how you can watch Wednesday’s “Super Blue Blood Moon” eclipse: The eclipse will occur in the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the full moon will pass through the Earth’s

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Pocket-Sized DNA Reader Used To Scan Entire Human Genome Sequence

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A few years back, a company called Oxford Nanopore announced it was developing a radically different way of sequencing DNA. Its approach involved taking single strands of the double helix and

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