New Diesel and Petrol Vehicles To Be Banned From 2040 In UK

New submitter puenktli writes: The UK is joining the list of the countries which are making a commitment towards diesel and petrol free vehicles. Other countries might be more progressive with such a ban (e.g. the Netherlands: by 2025), but at least it’s a step in the right direction. However, if new bans are put […]

Kaspersky Launches Its Free Antivirus Software Worldwide

Kaspersky has finally launched its free antivirus software after a year-and-a-half of testing it in select regions. From a report: While the software was only available in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, China and in Nordic countries during its trial run, Kaspersky is releasing it worldwide. The free antivirus doesn’t have VPN, Parental Controls and Online Payment […]

How Jony Ive Masterminded Apple’s New Headquarters

Reader cdreimer writes: As reported by The Wall Street Journal (paywalled, summary by Apple Insider), Jony Ive explains how he brought forth Steve Jobs’ final design, Apple Park, Apple’s newest campus headquarters, to life: “On a sunny day in May, Jonathan Ive — Jony to anyone who knows him — first encounters a completed section […]

Having a Woman On Your Team Ruins Your Chances For VC Funding

Laura June, writing for The Outline: It’s a well-known, well-documented fact that women entrepreneurs face an uphill battle in the fight to get funding for their businesses. But a new study suggests that it can actually be almost impossible. According to the study, published Tuesday in the journal Venture Capital, having even one woman on […]

Donald Trump Says US Military Will Not Allow Transgender People To Serve

Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity. From a report: The US president tweeted: “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow … transgender individuals to serve in any […]

US Is Slipping Toward Measles Being Endemic Once Again, Says Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: With firm vaccination campaigns, the US eliminated measles in 2000. The highly infectious virus was no longer constantly present in the country — no longer endemic. Since then, measles has only popped up when travelers carried it in, spurring mostly small outbreaks — ranging from a […]

Upcoming USB 3.2 Specification Will Double Data Rates Using Existing Cables

A new USB specification has been introduced today by the USB 3.0 Promoter Group, which is comprised of Apple, HP, Intel, Microsoft, and other companies. The new USB 3.2 specification will replace the existing 3.1 specification and will double data rates to 20Gbps using new wires available if your device embraces the newest USB hardware. […]

US Defense Budget May Help Fund ‘Hacking For Defense’ Classes At Universities

According to an instructor at Stanford, eight universities in addition to Stanford will offer a Hacking for Defense class this year: Boise State, Columbia, Georgetown, James Madison, the University of California at San Diego, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern Mississippi. IEEE Spectrum reports: The class has […]

Google Enters Race For Nuclear Fusion Technology

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Google and a leading nuclear fusion company have developed a new computer algorithm which has significantly speeded up experiments on plasmas, the ultra-hot balls of gas at the heart of the energy technology. Tri Alpha Energy, which is backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has raised […]

Degenerative Brain Disease Found In Nearly All Donated NFL Player Brains, Says Study

A new study published Tuesday in the journal American Medical Association found that 110 out of 111 brains of those who played in the NFL had degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). NPR reports: In the study, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players at all levels. Nearly 88 percent of […]