Amazon Will Offer Prime Video At Half-Price In All New Markets For Six More Months

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An anonymous reader writes: Amazon is leaving no stones unturned with its Prime Video, which it expanded to over 200 international markets last December. For the last six months, the company has been offering Prime Video, the sticker price of which is $5.99 or 5.99 Euro a month, at $2.99 or 2.99 Euro as part […]

Blue Origin To Build Its BE-4 Rocket Engine In Alabama, Creating Hundreds of Jobs

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Blue Origin has recently announced its plans to manufacture the company’s new rocket engine, the BE-4, at a state-of-the-art facility in Huntsville, Alabama. According to The Verge, the benefits for Blue Origin are both practical and political. From the report: On the surface, it’s a seemingly innocuous decision meant to capitalize on Huntsville’s decades-long history […]

August Solar Eclipse Could Disrupt Roads and Cellular Networks

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GeoGreg writes: On August 21, 2017, the contiguous United States will experience its first total solar eclipse since 1979. According to GreatAmericanEclipse.com’s Michael Zeiler, approximately 200 million people live within one day’s drive of the eclipse. Zeiler projects that between 1.85 to 7.4 million people will attempt to visit the path of totality. As the […]

Vegan Mayonnaise Company Starts Growing Its Own Meat In Labs, Says It Will Get To Stores First

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Chase Purdy reports via Quartz: The maker of vegan mayonnaise has been working on getting lab-made meat onto dinner tables everywhere. It’s just that nobody knew about it. Hampton Creek — a company that built its name on plant-based condiments and vegan-friendly cookie doughs — today revealed that, for the last year, it has been […]

World’s First Floating Windfarm To Take Shape Off Coast of Scotland

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The world’s first floating windfarm has taken to the seas in a sign that a technology once confined to research and development drawing boards is finally ready to unlock expanses of ocean for generating renewable power. After two turbines were floated this week, five now bob […]

Comcast and Charter In Talks With Sprint To Offer Wireless Service

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Sprint’s merger talks with T-Mobile are temporarily on hold while the carrier mulls over a number of potential deals with the United States’ two biggest cable companies, Comcast and Charter. While Comcast is already using Verizon’s wireless service under their own name, the company may want to use Sprint’s […]

Britain’s Newest Warship Runs Windows XP, Raising Cyber Attack Fears

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Chrisq shares a report from The Telegraph: Fears have been raised that Britain’s largest ever warship could be vulnerable to cyber attacks after it emerged it appears to be running the outdated Microsoft Windows XP. A defense source told The telegraph that some of the on-boar hardware and software “would have been good in 2004” […]

Lawmakers Want To Move Fast On Self-Driving Car Legislation

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An anonymous reader shares a report: Members of Congress said Tuesday that they hope to move forward with a package of self-driving car legislation by the end of July. “We’ve got to keep moving, because again, this technology is moving away from us, you might say,” said Republican Bob Latta, who is helping to lead […]

Petya Ransomware Outbreak Originated In Ukraine Via Tainted Accounting Software

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bleeping Computer: Today’s massive ransomware outbreak was caused by a malicious software update for M.E.Doc, a popular accounting software used by Ukrainian companies. According to several researchers, such as Cisco Talos, ESET, MalwareHunter, Kaspersky Lab, and others, an unknown attacker was able to compromise the software update mechanism […]

Police Use Lyft As ‘Trojan Horse’ To Capture Suspect In Murder of Tech CEO

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McGruber writes: On Friday, June 23, 2017, three men broke into the home of Albert Eugene DeMagnus, the CEO of Computer Management Services. The men stabbed DeMangus, who was pronounced dead after he had been taken to a hospital. Police officers chased two of the suspects as they fled in DeMangus’ gray Lexus. The Lexus […]