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October 25, 2020

Neo4j advances machine learning compatibility for its graph database

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Graph database developer Neo4j Inc. is upping its machine learning game today with a new release of Neo4j for Graph Data Science framework that leverages deep learning and graph convolutional neural networks to make data about graph connections...

October 25, 2020 02:33 AM

Mulesoft Anypoint Platform SSO Implementation (Auth0)

Enterprise -- Architects Zone - Identity Management: Anypoint Platform

You can configure identity management in the Anypoint Platform to set up users for single sign-on (SSO). There are two ways to configure identity management using one of the following single sign-on...

October 25, 2020 02:03 AM

OSIRIS-REx overflows

collectSPACE -- NASA's first try at collecting samples off an asteroid resulted in a significant amount of material, so much so that the OSIRIS-REx probe overflowed with particles from the space rock. To curtail the leak, NASA halted its planned activities and moved...

October 25, 2020 01:23 AM

Resting places for Boeing's moon rovers win Washington state landmark status

Tech -- GeekWire - Apollo 17's lunar rover sits at its resting place at the Taurus-Littrow landing site in 1972. (NASA Photo)Three spots on the moon are now official Washington state historic landmarks, thanks to a unanimous vote by a state commission.

The thumbs-up,...

October 25, 2020 12:44 AM

Where to buy refurbished products

Tech -- The Verge - Buying a refurbished device rather than one that's brand-new can save you a ton of money. However, these products don't usually get the spotlight from retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, or B&H Photo....

October 25, 2020 12:34 AM

Use Your Bike as a Backup to Your Backup Power Supply

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - As this article goes to press, Hurricane Delta is making landfall not far from where Hurricanes Sally and Laura came ashore earlier in the season. I live on the East Coast of the United States,...

October 25, 2020 12:08 AM

October 23, 2020

Pentagon Estimates Cost of New Nuclear Missiles at $95.8B

U.S. News -- The Pentagon has raised to $95.8 billion the estimated cost of fielding a new fleet of land-based nuclear missiles to replace the Minuteman 3 arsenal that has operated continuously for 50 years.

October 23, 2020 10:13 PM

Use Your Car as a Vehicle-to-Home Power Plant?

Aspencore -- EETimes - Whether your car uses an internal combustion engine (ICE), is a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), or even a pure electric vehicle (EV), it is possible to use it as basic energy source to provide some AC power to your home in an outage, right? Well,...

October 23, 2020 10:02 PM

The 5 Most Popular Connected Exercise Products in 2020

Aspencore -- IoT Times - The coronavirus pandemic required drastic lifestyle changes - many of which will persist for the foreseeable future. It also encouraged people to see that new ways of doing things might actually be better than their old methods.

For example,...

October 23, 2020 09:56 PM

20 WordPress Websites That See Millions of Visitors

Web Marketing -- Quick Sprout - WordPress powers a huge portion of the Internet.

How much is that exactly? According to W3Techs, more than 38% of all websites on the Internet use WordPress as their content management system (CMS).

To compare, the next most popular CMS...

October 23, 2020 05:46 PM

Google antitrust case by US sets the stage for multi-pronged attack

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - The U.S. Justice Department sued Alphabet Inc.'s Google in the most significant antitrust case against an American company in two decades, kicking off what promises to be a volley of legal actions against the search...

October 23, 2020 05:46 PM

How to Block 'Address Bar Spoofing' Attacks on Your Mobile Browser

Life -- Lifehacker - We write about web browsers at lot at Lifehacker-so much that I feel as if talking about the latest Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari features is a weekly kind of a conversation you and I have. I confess, even I get a little fatigued, but...

October 23, 2020 05:38 PM

Touching Down on Asteroid Bennu

Life -- NASA Image of the day - On Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, NASA's OSIRIS-REx sample collection mission performed a successful "Touch-And-Go" (TAG) maneuver.

October 23, 2020 04:35 PM

Soyuz MS-17 delivers science experiments to ISS

Life -- Phys.org - The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft arrived to the International Space Station just three hours after launch on 14 October, with Roscosmos astronauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins on board.

October 23, 2020 04:33 PM

Google Fi introduces a new subscription program that is focused on the budget buyer

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - I've used Google Fi since it launched and I'm pretty happy with it for the most part. That being said, I normally just pay outright for my phones because I hate being locked into an extra contract for the hardware. It looks like Google...

October 23, 2020 03:37 PM

Shortages of iPhone 12 in Taiwan to be solved in two weeks

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan's telecom and channel operators are to face short supply of the iPhone 12 lineup when they begin to deliver the devices to pre-registered consumers on October 24, with market sources saying that the shortfalls are likely to be solved...

October 23, 2020 03:19 PM

AmateurLogic 15th Anniversary Contest Winner

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Congratulations to Clint Frost, W2BL of Owens Cross Roads, AL. Clint was randomly selected as winner of the AmateurLogic.TV 15th Anniversary contest!

Thanks to all who participated in the contest and thanks for watching AmateurLogic.


October 23, 2020 02:50 AM

Boost Your Productivity with a Second Screen That's as Dynamic as You

Tech -- ExtremeTech - According to Jon Peddie Research, information workers, designers, and engineers can realize up to a 42 percent increase in productivity by using multiple displays. In layman terms, whether you're coding, sketching, studying, or even gaming,...

October 23, 2020 02:44 AM

Microsoft Finally Launches Edge Browser on Linux

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Odds are very good that you're reading this article in Google Chrome, which has dominated the browser market for years. Since Chrome launched, Microsoft has killed Internet Explorer, launched Edge, killed Edge, and launched a version of...

October 23, 2020 02:41 AM

The ISS astronauts had one heck of a night last night

Tech -- BGR - The International Space Station had a number of breakdowns and malfunctions on Monday night.

A toilet, oven, and oxygen supply system all broke down within hours of each other.

The breakdowns were fixed and the crew is not in any danger.


October 23, 2020 02:23 AM

October 22, 2020

PayPal Becomes Latest Big Tech Firm To Hop On The Crypto Bandwagon

Media -- PYMNTS.com - PayPal has announced that it is jumping into the wild world of cryptocurrency, making it possible for wallet holders to buy, sell and hold cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and litecoin in their PayPal accounts. And starting...

October 22, 2020 08:20 PM

Coding, hacking, vlogging - how tech is changing your everyday language

Media -- The Next Web - Capiche is a secret society for SaaS power users, building a new community of people who care about software to make the SaaS industry more transparent, together. "You should...commence the conversation by saying 'Hulloa!'" suggested the...

October 22, 2020 08:19 PM

October 21, 2020

NASA InSight's 'Mole' is out of sight

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's InSight lander continues working to get its "mole"-a 16-inch-long (40-centimeter-long) pile driver and heat probe-deep below the surface of Mars. A camera on InSight's arm recently took images of the now partially filled-in "mole hole,"...

October 21, 2020 06:56 PM

Google announces slew of Chrome OS features to help extend enterprise usage

Tech -- TechCrunch - As companies have moved to work from home this year, working on the internet has become the norm, and it turns out that Chrome OS was an operating system built for cloud-based applications. But most enterprise use cases are a bit more complex,...

October 21, 2020 06:41 PM

Adobe Lightroom gets a new color grading tool, auto versions, graphical watermarking and more

Tech -- TechCrunch - At its MAX conference, Adobe today announced the launch of the latest version of Lightroom, its popular photo management and editing tool. The highlights of today's release are the introduction of a new color grading tool that's more akin...

October 21, 2020 05:34 PM

Curiosity rover drills rock, accidentally busts it in two

Tech -- BGR - NASA's Curiosity rover was drilling into a curious rock when it accidentally cracked.

The crack isn't a big deal, and the sample was still able to be studied by the rover.

NASA's Perseverance rover is currently headed to the Red Planet for a landing...

October 21, 2020 05:26 PM

Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2020 Blurs the Line Between Tools and Toys

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - My nephew recently sent me an email about our latest shared obsession: Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2020. "Flying a Cessna 152 in this game feels exactly like flying one in real life," he wrote....

October 21, 2020 05:06 PM

Raspberry Pi CM4 Carrier Boards from Gumstix

Electronics -- Gumstix - Your next embedded hardware platform won't make it to market without a powerful computing platform, and the long-awaited Raspberry Pi CM4 is here to provide the computing power you need. Gumstix now offers a custom-built Raspberry Pi CM4 Development...

October 21, 2020 05:02 PM

Raspberry Pi CM4 vs. CM3+ for Embedded Projects

Electronics -- Gumstix - New products for embedded systems and development tools hit the market all the time, but perhaps none has been so anticipated in the embedded community as the Raspberry Pi CM4. This computer-on-module (COM) takes the capabilities in the Raspberry...

October 21, 2020 05:02 PM

How US security officials are watching for threats ahead of Election Day

Infosec -- CyberScoop - FBI Director Christopher Wray once called the 2018 midterm elections a "dress rehearsal for the big show" of protecting the 2020 presidential election from foreign interference.

The big show is finally here, and American officials say they...

October 21, 2020 04:37 PM

The World's First Software to Run Windows Directly on Chromebooks―Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise―is Available Today

Globe Newswire -- Parallels, a global leader in cross-platform solutions, today launched Parallels(r) Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise (parallels.com/chrome), the world's first software that runs Windows directly on enterprise Chromebooks. This software enables full-featured...

October 21, 2020 04:31 PM

Google's Connected Economy Efforts, Overshadowed By Antitrust Suit?

Media -- PYMNTS.com - News Tuesday (Oct. 20) that Google faces an antitrust suit from the Department of Justice - focused on the core search business - makes us wonder what, if anything, might happen to other business lines that, though nascent, represent bids...

October 21, 2020 04:16 PM

Bored at home? Here's 10 handy tools you can build with Python

Media -- The Next Web - The joy of coding Python should be in seeing short, concise, readable classes that express a lot of action in a small amount of clear code - not in reams of trivial code that bores the reader to death. - Guido van Rossum Python is one of...

October 21, 2020 03:08 AM

October 20, 2020

Expansion module for Raspberry Pi DIN PC

Media -- eeNews Europe - The I/O Module 16 from STV Electronic works with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ based DIN rail PC. STV Electronic in Germany has launched a smart digital I/O expansion module for its Raspberry Pi 3 B+ based DIN rail PC.

The I/O Module 16...

October 20, 2020 07:32 PM

Preorder Sales Sizzle For Apple iPhone 12, Surpassing iPhone 11

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Apple is reporting high demand for iPhone 12 preorders, surpassing last year's iPhone 11 preorders, according to a report in CNBC on Monday (Oct. 19).

Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities told CNBC that a comparison of...

October 20, 2020 07:16 PM

October 18, 2020

WFH has kept us productive. But it may have made us less creative, too

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - New research from Microsoft shows that productive employees won't be enough for businesses to remain innovative.

October 18, 2020 11:34 PM

Joining Forces with the Philadelphia Eagles to Make a Difference for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Enterprise -- SAP - There are many challenging things about 2020, but participating in the Eagles Autism Challenge and SAP's Autism at Work Symposium for the third year in a row was not one of them. While virtual, this year's event did not disappoint.

On September...

October 18, 2020 11:31 PM

Vivaldi Browser Just Gave People a Massive Reason to Try it

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - The latest update to the Vivaldi web browser comes with an arcade game baked inside. You're not misreading me; I did say an arcade game. The bods behind the Chromium-based web browser clearly weren't content [...]

This post, Vivaldi Browser...

October 18, 2020 11:09 PM

Lenovo's new Chromebook Enterprise ThinkPad

Enterprise -- ChannelLife New Zealand - The new ThinkPad C13 Yoga Chromebook Enterprise aims for maximum flexibility for the hybrid working environment.

October 18, 2020 11:04 PM

Tempest sixth-generation fighter to get blistering new radar technology

gizmag -- The companies building the UK's Tempest sixth-generation fighter aircraft have revealed some of the technological concepts that it will incorporate, including a radar system designed to handle as much data per second as a city.Continue ReadingCategory:...

October 18, 2020 09:48 PM

AmateurLogic 148: 15 Years of AmateurLogic

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 148 is now available for download.

Celebrating 15 Years of AmateurLogic.

Peter, VK3PB joins for an update. Tommy is Getting Started With The IC-705. George has some Simple and Useful Transistor Projects. Emile...

October 18, 2020 08:42 PM

PHP code quality tools to check and improve your code

Media -- The Next Web - They were coded by Dave, your colleague developer. The classes are full of formatting errors, poor indentation, and weird one letter variables. There are so many dependencies you need to scroll down for minutes to escape the bloated constructor....

October 18, 2020 08:42 PM

High-Level Command Being Reactivated at Fort Knox

U.S. News -- A senior-level U.S. Army command that has a 100-year history will be reactivated at a ceremony at Fort Knox.

October 18, 2020 03:38 AM

Video look at the dark and light themes coming to Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - The Chrome OS user interface is gaining a little more parity to macOS and Windows as you'll be able to switch between dark and light modes. Here's a first look at them.

October 18, 2020 02:13 AM

Two huge chunks of space junk almost collided over Earth

Tech -- BGR - A discarded Chinese rocket stage and a Soviet-era satellite nearly collided over Earth overnight.

The collision would have created a huge amount of new space debris and made our current space junk problem even worse.

As we continue to launch more...

October 18, 2020 01:59 AM

This little PC supports up to a Core i9-10880H processor

Tech -- Liliputing - Chinese PC maker TOPTON is selling a tiny desktop computer that measures just 5.9″ x 5.7″ x 2.6″ but which packs support for a lot of horsepower. It's available with several processor options, but the top of the line model...

October 18, 2020 01:40 AM

Google says fix for the new Chromecast's biggest flaw is on the road map

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed -

Of all the things the new Chromecast from Google does right, there is still a glaring problem with the device that becomes pretty apparent the moment you actually begin using it. Lacking proper account switching support is a pretty...

October 18, 2020 01:15 AM

ASRock NUC 1100 BOX is a tiny desktop with Intel Tiger Lake

Tech -- Liliputing - Taiwanese PC and component maker ASROck has introduced a new line of mini-desktop computers powered by Intel's 11th-gen "Tiger Lake" processors with Intel Xe graphics. The new ASRock NUC 1100 Box measures about 4.6″ x 4.3″ x 1.9″...

October 18, 2020 12:37 AM

HBO is making a limited series about Elon Musk and the founding of SpaceX

Tech -- TechCrunch - HBO is in the process of developing a six-episode limited series about the founding days of SpaceX and Elon Musk, Variety reports. The show will be based on Ashlee Vance's biography of the Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder, but billionaire entrepreneur...

October 18, 2020 12:35 AM

Blue Origin's suborbital spaceship tests NASA's moon landing system in Texas

Tech -- GeekWire - Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital spaceship rises from its West Texas pad. (Blue Origin via YouTube)Blue Origin's suborbital spaceship today conducted a robotic rehearsal for a future touchdown on the moon - and by all appearances, it stuck...

October 18, 2020 12:33 AM