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  • Why the US 2020 budget massively pushes hypersonic weapons

    Artist’s impression of the SR-72 . (Lockheed Martin) The Air Force’s increased 2020 budget takes another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons on an expedited schedule — to defend against enemy attacks by fast-tracking an ability to launch high-impact, high-speed attacks at Mach. 5 – five times the speed […]

  • 8 Great Linux Time-Tracker Apps to Keep You on Task

    By Jack M. Germain Mar 14, 2019 10:11 AM PT Time-tracking software records the time you spend on tasks. The time-tracking helps you create billing reports, prepare invoices, and analyze your workflow for better efficiency. This week’s Linux Picks and Pans product review highlights some of the best free time-tracking applications for Linux. The apps […]

  • AR in Harry Potter Game Is Next Best Thing to Real Magic

    Niantic last week offered a few members of the gaming press a chance to take in the magic of its upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite augmented reality game. The game, which is being developed as part of a joint effort with WB Games San Francisco under the Portkey Games label, promises to build on Niantic’s […]

  • Amazon's second headquarters clears blocks in Virginia funding vote

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Inc’s planned second headquarters in northern Virginia cleared a key test on Saturday when local officials approved a proposed financial package worth an estimated $51 million amid a small but vocal opposition. People move about in front of the rostrum before a news conference about the announcement that Crystal City has […]

  • Tesla Model Y crossover SUV unveiled – Roadshow

    Here it is, Tesla’s Model Y and it looks… pretty much like we expected it to. Tesla Well, we’ve been anticipating it for a couple of years now and finally Tesla’s Model Y has been unveiled to the public. The Model 3-based crossover SUV is pretty much what we expected. It’s a little bit of […]

  • Hourslong outage hobbles Facebook, Instagram globally

    Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were partially down for some users around the world Wednesday afternoon, and the disruption lasted for several hours, according to a website where users can report their problems with other sites and apps. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were partially down for some users around […]

  • Parrot Home: Enjoy the Privacy Extras

    By Jack M. Germain Mar 8, 2019 10:27 AM PT Parrot offers several options for running a Linux operating system that pays much closer attention to security matters. If you already are handy with digital forensic tasks and want a state-of-the-art system to handle pentesting and privacy issues, check out the Parrot Security release. Parrot […]

  • The Strange Tech Wars of 2019

    The tech market is defined by its battles: Microsoft vs. IBM; Apple vs. Microsoft; Netscape vs. Microsoft; Google vs. Microsoft. If Microsoft were a person, it likely would have PTSD. Then there was Apple vs. Google, and now the big one is Apple vs. Qualcomm. The screwy thing for me is that Huawei represents a […]