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We are able to phase out fossil fuels snappily without having a burst of warming

We are able to phase out fossil fuels snappily without having a burst of...

Hot and cold — The cooling effect of aerosols from burning fossil fuels is already much smaller. Diana Gitig - Sep 19, 2019 9:24 pm UTC Burning fossil fuels spews carbon dioxide into the air, which warms the climate through the greenhouse effect (as if you didn’t know that). But burning fossil fuels also spews…
Huawei’s fresh flagship smartphone ships with out Google apps

Huawei’s fresh flagship smartphone ships with out Google apps

Huawei's app gap — Trump's export ban means no Google apps for the Mate 30 Pro. Ron Amadeo - Sep 19, 2019 9:10 pm UTC Here you can see the bottom speaker and USB-C port, and you can also see that the screen wraps really far around the sides. Huawei even bragged that its display…
Facebook and Google possess advert trackers for your streaming TV, examine get

Facebook and Google possess advert trackers for your streaming TV, examine get

watching the watchers — You just can't get away from the big ad tech companies, it seems. Kate Cox - Sep 19, 2019 7:20 pm UTC Enlarge / A Vizio TV seen at CES in 2011. Modern TV, coming to you over the Internet instead of through cable or over the air, has a modern…
World’s most harmful botnet returns with stolen passwords and electronic mail in tow

World’s most harmful botnet returns with stolen passwords and electronic mail in tow

EMOTET — Noticing an uptick in spam from people you know? You can probably blame Emotet. Dan Goodin - Sep 19, 2019 6:45 pm UTC If you've noticed an uptick of spam that addresses you by name or quotes real emails you've sent or received in the past, you can probably blame Emotet. It's one…
In India, you don’t need a Google cellphone to beget a Google Assistant

In India, you don’t need a Google cellphone to beget a Google Assistant

look ma, no smartphone — A new toll-free Google Assistant service in India can be accessed from any phone. Jim Salter - Sep 19, 2019 6:19 pm UTC Enlarge / Google Assistant isn't just for smartphones anymore—at least, not in India. India is an enormous developing market for international companies like Google—who list Hindi as…
50% of US properties tranquil won’t like fiber broadband by 2025, explore says

50% of US properties tranquil won’t like fiber broadband by 2025, explore says

Not enough fiber — A cool $70 billion could help get the US to 90% fiber coverage, study says. Jon Brodkin - Sep 18, 2019 9:08 pm UTC Fiber broadband is now available to more than 30% of households across the US, and fiber networks should reach 50% of homes by 2025, a new study…
Extra evidence points to Iranian cruise missiles, drones in assault on Saudi oilfield

Extra evidence points to Iranian cruise missiles, drones in assault on Saudi oilfield

Something borrowed — Cruise missile parts, UAV wreckage indicate attack was at least backed by Iran. Sean Gallagher - Sep 18, 2019 8:31 pm UTC Drone wreck and cruise missile wreckage from the attack on the Aramco Abqaiq oil refinery is displayed during a Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense news conference in Riyadh on Wednesday,…
Who wants qubits? Factoring algorithm scoot on a probabilistic computer

Who wants qubits? Factoring algorithm scoot on a probabilistic computer

Did it work? Probably — It shares some features with quantum annealers, but it's easier to build and operate. John Timmer - Sep 18, 2019 8:18 pm UTC Enlarge / The correct answer is a matter of probabilities, so some related wrong answers also appear with some frequency. The phenomenal success of our integrated circuits…
Developed hackers are infecting IT suppliers in hopes of hitting their customers

Developed hackers are infecting IT suppliers in hopes of hitting their customers

SUPPLY CHAIN ATTACK — Previously undocumented Tortoiseshell is skilled but by no means perfect. Dan Goodin - Sep 18, 2019 7:40 pm UTC A previously undocumented attack group with advanced hacking skills has compromised 11 IT service providers, most likely with the end goal of gaining access to their customers' networks, researchers from security firm…
Viking berserkers might presumably perhaps honest enjoy passe henbane to induce trance-fancy recount

Viking berserkers might presumably perhaps honest enjoy passe henbane to induce trance-fancy recount

Going berserk — Ethnobotanist argues the plant is a better fit than hallucinogenic mushrooms. Jennifer Ouellette - Sep 18, 2019 7:31 pm UTC Enlarge / Sixth century Viking matrix used in the manufacture of helmet plaques, depicting Odin accompanied by a Berserker.Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images The legendary Viking warriors known as berserkers were renowned…

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