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Hands On With the DJI Mavic Pro: A Serious Drone That Fits in Your Daypack

I’ve been a bit slow getting into flying serious drones, after my early experiences with nanocopters and the Parrot made me worry I’d crash an expensive piece of hardware. But with the introduction of DJI’s practically pocket-sized Mavic Pro ($ 999 at Amazon), I decided to take the plunge. At $ 1,000 plus the need for a smartphone, the unit isn’t really any less expensive than a Phantom 4. But it is impressively compact and crams most of the important features of a Phantom 4 Pro into its small chassis. 4K Video, ...

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NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Windows XP

Last week, we discussed the appearance of a new type of ransomware and the havoc it has wreaked across the internet. WannaCrypt (also known as Wanna, Wannacry, or Wcry) uses NSA-derived exploits and has hit tens of thousands of systems worldwide. Infections have spread across the globe and included institutions in Spain, the UK, China, Russia, and the United States. The response from governments around the world has been equally dramatic, and we’re seeing broad cooperation between governmental organizations and private business in a bid to bring the attack under ...

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

Last week, news broke of a serious security flaw in Intel business chipsets dating back seven years. The flaw, which doesn’t affect consumer hardware, concerned products with Intel’s Active Management Technology, Intel’s Small Business Technology, and Intel Standard Manageability. Intel’s description of the flaw is as follows: There is an escalation of privilege vulnerability in Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel® Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel® Small Business Technology versions firmware versions 6.x, 7.x, 8.x 9.x, 10.x, 11.0, 11.5, and 11.6 that can allow an unprivileged attacker to gain control ...

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ESA: Time to Get Serious About Removing Space Junk

Humanity has been shooting things into space for a few decades now, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it. What we haven’t gotten so good at is bringing things back down. Scientists have been sounding the alarm about the buildup of space junk for years, a point that was reinforced at the recent European Conference on Space Debris. The message was clear: we need to stop talking about doing something and actually do it before space gets too crowded. We’ve launched some 7,000 spacecraft as a species since 1957 when ...

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Gronk's injury not seen as serious; status unclear

12:44 AM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Neither the New England Patriots nor Rob Gronkowski offered an update on the tight end’s status Monday, after he absorbed a crunching hit that knocked him out of Sunday night’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks for five plays. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter has been told the injury is “not overly serious” and that Gronkowski does not have a punctured lung, as has been reported. It is not known if the injury will affect Gronkowski’s status for Sunday’s game in San Francisco or if the ...

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'SNL' strikes a serious tone post-election

SNL’s best political guests “I’m not giving up and neither should you.” That’s how Kate McKinnon began this week’s “Saturday Night Live” — in what was one of the more somber and emotional openings in the history of the longtime NBC variety show. McKinnon — dressed as Hillary Clinton — sat at a piano and played Leonard Cohen’s hit, “Hallelujah.” There were no Donald Trump jokes and there was no Alec Baldwin. Once the song ended, McKinnon looked at the camera and told viewers not to give up before delivering ...

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Reports: Trout unhurt in serious highway crash

3:09 AM ET ESPN.com news services Los Angeles Angels slugger Mike Trout was involved in a serious highway crash Wednesday night in Orange County, California, in which he was uninjured after a home game in nearby Anaheim, according to multiple reports. Two people were sent to hospitals as a result of two separate, related accidents on the 55 freeway in Tustin, the reports said, citing emergency personnel officials. Video and photos showed Trout standing at the scene talking to an official and also looking at his cell phone, appearing to ...

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Bridgewater suffers serious injury in practice

6:01 PM ET EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a noncontact injury Tuesday, prompting the team to call off its final preseason practice after 25 minutes. Coach Mike Zimmer called it a “significant knee injury,” but added the Vikings “don’t know the extent of it yet.” Zimmer said Bridgewater was sedated and undergoing an MRI. He dropped back to pass during a drill, planted his foot and immediately went down. Trainers rushed to Bridgewater’s side and began inflating an aircast, while the quarterback appeared ...

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Bridgewater serious serious injury in practice

3:11 PM ET ESPN.com news services The Minnesota Vikings canceled their practice Tuesday after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered an apparently serious injury in a non-contact drill. The Vikings asked reporters to leave the field area and to gather in the media room, where coach Mike Zimmer is expected to address Bridgewater’s injury. Players removed their helmets and gathered around Bridgewater as the third-year quarterback was examined by medical personnel. An ambulance later drove onto the field. Let’s block ads! (Why?) www.espn.com – TOP

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LeBron James' son shows off serious skills in video

7:04 PM ET Watching highlights of LeBron James‘ son is almost as fun as watching LeBron himself. All those shots and assists were great, but King James’ reactions may have been the best part of all. Let’s block ads! (Why?) ESPN.com – TOP

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