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Westinghouse Files For Bankruptcy, In Blow To Nuclear Power
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Westinghouse Electric Co, a unit of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, hit by billions of dollars of cost overr...
BeauHD 2017-03-30 00:45:00
Hobbyist Turns Nintendo 64 Console Into Nintendo Switch Dock
adosch writes: Polygon reports that a Reddit user "modified a broken Nintendo 64 and transformed it into a functioning Switch dock." The modder, who goes by the handle "Tettzan Zone,...
BeauHD 2017-03-30 00:05:00
'Samsung Dex' Is a Galaxy S8 Dock That Turns Your Phone Into a Desktop
Samsung has officially launched their new Galaxy S8 smartphone today, along with several different accessories. One of the accessories is the Samsung Dex, a dock that aims to replace your desktop c...
BeauHD 2017-03-29 23:20:00
Jeff Bezos Is Now the World's Second Richest Person
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world's second-richest person. Bezos, 53, added $1.5 billion to his...
BeauHD 2017-03-29 23:00:00
Two Activists Who Secretly Recorded Planned Parenthood Face 15 Felony Charges
mi writes: California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two activists who made undercover videos of themselves interacting with officials of a taxpayer-supported organization with 15 felonies, saying...
BeauHD 2017-03-29 22:40:00
About 90% of Smart TVs Vulnerable To Remote Hacking Via Rogue TV Signals
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: A new attack on smart TVs allows a malicious actor to take over devices using rogue DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting -- Terrestrial) sig...
BeauHD 2017-03-29 22:00:00
App Store Sales For Android To Overtake Apple's iOS, Research Firm Says
An anonymous reader shares a report: For years, Apple's App Store, the place where people download apps for games and social networking services on their iPhones, has generated far more revenue...
msmash 2017-03-29 21:20:00
More Than Ever, Employees Want a Say in How Their Companies Are Run
Two readers share a report: While workers have traditionally looked to unions to address their grievances, a new generation is trusting in the power of petitions to force changes. At the Wall Stree...
msmash 2017-03-29 20:40:00
The Story of the First Human Head Transplant Won't Die
Stories about the first human head transplant operation, supposedly coming in December 2017, are circulating again. From a report on the Outline: But despite what you might have read or seen, human...
msmash 2017-03-29 20:00:00
Xbox One's Faster, Simpler Interface is Now Available To Everyone
Microsoft today announced it is releasing a major update to the Xbox One gaming console. The much-awaited update comes with a few new features and improvements such as Beam, the company's lives...
msmash 2017-03-29 19:20:00
Playing Tetris Can Reduce Onset of PTSD After Trauma, Study Finds
Reader dryriver writes (slightly edited and condensed): CNN, citing a new study, reports that playing Tetris within hours of a traumatic event can reduce the onset of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...
msmash 2017-03-29 18:40:00
One in Five Mobile Phones Shipped Abroad Are Phoney
Nearly one-fifth of mobile phones and one-quarter of video game consoles shipped abroad are fake, according to a report by the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The...
msmash 2017-03-29 18:00:00
Activist Starts a Campaign To Buy and Publish Browsing Histories of Politicians Who Passed Anti-Privacy Law
On Tuesday, Congress sent proposed legislation to President Trump that wipes away landmark online privacy protections. In a party-line vote, House Republicans freed Internet service providers such...
msmash 2017-03-29 17:20:00
Yes, You've Still Got Mail
Veteran technology columnist Walt Mossberg, writes: Like radio, email isn't dying, it's just changing. Over the past decade or so it's become much more like postal mail. It's not th...
msmash 2017-03-29 16:40:00
'No Turning Back' on Brexit as Article 50 Triggered
An anonymous reader shares a BBC report: Britain's departure from the European Union is "an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," Theresa May has told MPs. The pri...
msmash 2017-03-29 16:00:00