Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Once upon a time (read: prior to the late 1990s), you had workstation-class hardware and desktop-class hardware, and never the twain shall meet. If you had a workstation, it meant you ran a CPU based on a real ISA, like MIPS, SPARC, or Alpha. In later years, after Wintel buried its non-x86 competitors, it still implied a system meant for professional and business applications, with an emphasis on stability and reliability. The lines between workstations ...

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Researchers Write Malicious Code Into DNA, Infect the Computer That Reads It

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. From the what-could-possibly-go-wrong department: Scientists have now managed to write executable code into DNA that is theoretically capable of infecting the computer that reads it. It was only a matter of time. This is bound to result in trolling law enforcement, à la Rick Sanchez trolling the galactic government with his three lines of code. It’s not quite accurate to call it a virus, even though this might be the closest to a real virus ...

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Trump warns N Korea that US military is 'locked and loaded'

President Donald Trump says the US military is “locked and loaded” to deal with North Korea, ramping up the rhetorical brinkmanship. “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!” he tweeted. He spoke as Pyongyang accused him of “driving” the Korean peninsula to the “brink of a nuclear war”. North Korea has announced plans to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam. The Pacific island’s homeland security agency issued a fact sheet on Friday with ...

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Wells Fargo accused of ripping off mom-and-pop shops

Wells Fargo CEO: We must get back America’s trust Wells Fargo has already admitted to charging people for overdrawing bank accounts that they didn’t have and for car insurance that they didn’t need. Now, it’s being accused of ripping off vulnerable mom-and-pop businesses. For several years, Wells Fargo’s merchant services division overcharged small businesses for processing credit card transactions, a lawsuit alleges. Business owners who tried to leave Wells Fargo were charged “massive early termination fees,” according to the lawsuit filed in US District Court. The “overbilling scheme” targeted less ...

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RB Fournette: NFL slower than expected, 'easy'

8:57 AM ET ESPN.com news services One preseason game into his NFL career, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette thinks he has it all figured out. Leonard Fournette’s Jaguars debut went nicely, as the first-round pick ran for 31 yards and a touchdown Thursday against the Patriots. “It’s a lot slower than I really thought,” Fournette told NFL.com after the Jaguars’ 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday night. “That’s how I’ve been since I first got into the NFL. A lot of people were like, ‘It’s going ...

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One Year After Launch, No Man’s Sky Getting Third Major Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When No Man’s Sky launched last year it flew into a buzzsaw of criticism. The game’s lead designer and studio head, Sean Murray, lied about what the final game would look like and, in the process, created an enormous amount of user expectation that the game didn’t even come close to fulfilling. Over the last year, Hello Games has worked to repair the damage it did to its own reputation by cranking out updates and ...

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I Built a Keyboard Homage to ‘Tron’

As you may know, the classic 1982 sci-fi movie Tron turned 35 years old in 2017, and it happens to be a film that I quite like. So, I’m celebrating in the most fitting way I know, with a Tron-themed keyboard. It wouldn’t do just to get some Tron keycaps and call it a day, though. I decided to build a keyboard straight out of the 1980s by restoring some parts that are more than 30 years old. Here’s how I did it. Keycap Inspiration I hatched this plan some ...

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Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong

Media playback is unsupported on your device Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says. The Commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop “blaming and shaming” each other. A row has erupted over how long Belgian and Dutch authorities have known about the contamination. Eggs, coming mainly from the Netherlands, have been found to contain a harmful pesticide banned by the EU ...

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Trump on North Korea; Google scandal; Trouble at Snap

Click chart for more in-depth data. 1. Nervous markets: Global markets are heading for a third consecutive day of losses amid growing tensions between North Korea and the U.S. U.S. stock futures were pointing to a weaker open on Friday. European markets were also in the red following a negative session in Asia. Investors are increasingly nervous: The VIX volatility index, a closely-watched “fear gauge,” is up 70% since Tuesday. Meanwhile, the CNNMoney Fear & Greed Index has swung firmly into the fear zone. President Trump took aim at North ...

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Unheralded teen Shapovalov upsets Nadal

1:40 AM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the third round of the Rogers Cup on Thursday night. The 18-year-old Shapovalov, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, advanced to a quarterfinal meeting Friday night with France’s Adrian Mannarino, who defeated Hyeon Chung of South Korea 6-3, 6-3. “It’s what I dreamed of all my life growing up, playing guys like Rafa [Nadal], Roger [Federer], Andy [Murray],” Shapovalov said. “You know, my dream came true today.” Denis Shapovalov posted the biggest ...

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