Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Protecting intellectual property rights in the billion-dollar world of virtual gaming

 It’s clear that the days of esports being merely a spectator sport are numbered, as soon users won’t just be sitting and watching the story unfold on a computer screen, they’ll be immersed in it. What challenges will this immersion create when it comes to protecting one’s intellectual property rights to the contents of a game and the innovative technologies involved,… Read More

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Apple issues Meltdown fix for Macs running Sierra and El Capitan

 A wise person once said, “don’t upgrade to the latest OS X until it’s been patched a few times. And even then, sometimes it isn’t really worth it.” These words have inspired many to stay on older versions of the OS, though lately that meant remaining vulnerable to Meltdown while those on the latest version were protected. Fortunately Apple has brought old OSes… Read More


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Microsoft boss: 'World needs more computing power'

The head of tech giant Microsoft says faster machines are needed to solve difficult computing problems.

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Tradeshift Frontiers innovation lab hopes to drive blockchain adoption in the global supply chain

Today, Tradeshift, a procure-to-pay supply chain management platform for SMBs and enterprise, announced Tradeshift Frontiers.  Frontiers is a innovation lab and incubator that will focus on transforming supply chains through emerging technologies such as distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things. “The use cases we’re working through Frontiers cover… Read More

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RED’s ‘holographic,’ ‘SOLID’ Hydrogen phone will ship this summer

 Boutique Android phone makers didn’t have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a recent post on the company’s forums. The chunky, unique device will ship in the summer, but those who have pre-ordered will be able to test out its “4-view” display in April. Read More


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Antarctica's Weddell Sea 'deserves protected status'

Scientists dive into Antarctic waters to build the case for a vast new marine protected area.

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Scientist unlocks gamma ray burst secrets

Scientists have recreated the first ever mini version of a gamma ray burst in a laboratory, opening up a whole new way to investigate their properties and potentially unlocking some of the mysteries around possible alien civilizations.

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Mavic Air: DJI launches 'ultraportable' drone

DJI releases a drone that it says is about half the size and weight of its bestselling Mavic Pro.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New limit on the definition of a planet proposed

A planet can be no bigger than about 10 times the size of Jupiter, an astrophysicist has calculated.

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Astronomers produce first detailed images of surface of giant star

An international team of astronomers has produced the first detailed images of the surface of a giant star outside our solar system, revealing a nearly circular, dust-free atmosphere with complex areas of moving material, known as convection cells or granules, according to a recent study.

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