Best Space Photos of the Week – Feb. 6, 2016

Space.com - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 4:32pm
From cosmic creations and planets to technologic selfies and rocket launches, here are the best space images for this week.
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Even With Telemetry Disabled, Windows 10 Talks To Dozens of Microsoft Servers

Slashdot - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 4:28pm
An esteemed reader writes: Curious about the various telemetry and personal information being collected by Windows 10, one user installed Windows 10 Enterprise and disabled all of the telemetry and reporting options. Then he configured his router to log all the connections that happened anyway. Even after opting out wherever possible, his firewall captured Windows making around 4,000 connection attempts to 93 different IP addresses during an 8 hour period, with most of those IPs controlled by Microsoft. Even the enterprise version of Windows 10 is checking in with Redmond when you tell it not to — and it's doing so frequently.

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Let Your Pupils Do the Typing

Slashdot - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 3:29pm
New submitter s.mathot writes: Researchers from France and the Netherlands have developed a way to—literally—write text by thinking of letters. (Academic paper [open access], non-technical blog, YouTube video.) This technique relies on small changes in pupil size that occur when you covertly (from the corner of your eye; without moving your eyes or body) attend to bright or dark objects. By presenting a virtual keyboard on which the 'keys' alternate in brightness, and simultaneously measuring the size of the eye's pupil, the technique automatically determines which letter you want to write; as a result, you can write letters by merely attending to them, without moving any part of your body, including the eyes.

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Twitter Tackles Terrorists In Targeted Takedown

Slashdot - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 2:27pm
Mark Wilson writes: Having previously battled trolls, Twitter has now turned its attention to terrorists and their supporters. The site has closed down more than 125,000 accounts associated with terrorism since the middle of 2015, it announced in a statement. Although a full breakdown of figures is not provided, Twitter says most of these accounts were related to ISIS. Having increased the size of its account review team, the site has reduced the time it takes to investigate accounts that are reported, and has also started to investigate 'accounts similar to those reported'.

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Where infants sleep may affect how long they are breastfed

Science Daily - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 1:56pm
A new study indicates that mothers who frequently sleep, or bed-share, with their infants consistently breastfeed for longer than mothers who do not bed-share. Also, pregnant women who expressed a strong motivation to breastfeed were more likely to bed-share frequently once their baby was born. The findings, which come from a study of 678 women in a randomized breastfeeding trial who were recruited at mid-pregnancy, question whether recommendations to avoid bed-sharing due to concerns such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) may impede some women from achieving their breastfeeding goals and could thereby prevent women and their children from experiencing all of the short- and long-term benefits of breastfeeding.
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Verizon's Mobile Video Won't Count Against Data Caps -- but Netflix Will

Slashdot - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 1:33pm
Earthquake Retrofit writes: Ars Technica has a story about how Verizon Wireless is testing the limits of the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules; Verizon has announced that it will exempt its own video service from mobile data caps—while counting data from competitors such as YouTube and Netflix against customers' caps.

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What Is a 'Morning Star,' and What Is an 'Evening Star'?

Space.com - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 1:05pm
What is a "morning star," and what is an "evening star"? Aren't they all planets? Can a planet sometimes be both of those things, or neither? Here's the complete guide for understanding these stargazing terms.
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NASA's Orion Crew Module Arrives in Florida to Prep for 2018 Flight

Space.com - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 1:02pm
The crew module of NASA's Orion capsule, which is scheduled to fly around the moon on a 2018 test flight, arrived at the agency's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida this week.
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Where the Super Bowl Meets Space: NASA's Aerodynamics Lab

Space.com - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:35pm
The secret to throwing a perfect football pass can be revealed with lots of practice on the field — or by studying the ball's aerodynamics, as scientists at the NASA Ames Research Center did.
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Imagining Football’s Future Through the Super Bowl of 2066

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

In the future, this is what the Super Bowl could look like.

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Verizon’s New Video Service Tests Net Neutrality Laws

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

Verizon says video streamed through its new Go90 service won't count towards the data plans of Verizon customers. That's bad news for Netflix and YouTube.

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Angry Uber Drivers Threaten to Make a Mess of the Super Bowl

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

The biggest sporting event of the year is putting Uber drivers in the spotlight—a light they're eager to shine on their complaints against the company.

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How to Draft the Ultimate Puppy Bowl Fantasy Team

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

You could draft your three-dog squad based on who's the cutest. But this isn't about cute: It's about winning.

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How to Watch the Super Bowl Without Cable

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

Really. Really, really, really.

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WIRED’s Super Bowl 2016 Coverage

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

All the stuff you need to know to be the most informed person at the tailgate.

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Super Bowl 50 Has a Sweet App and Crazy-Fast Internet

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

There's the game on the field, and an app for everything else.

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Security News This Week: The White House Bans Its Own Security Researcher

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

Each Saturday we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but that you definitely should know about.

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If You Go Near the Super Bowl, You Will Be Surveilled Hard

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

Here are all the ways you will be monitored if you go anywhere near the Super Bowl.

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All the Gear Super Bowl 50 Refs Will Use to Call the Game

Wired News - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 12:00pm

From the command center, down to the whistles.

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Online Museum Displays Decades of Malware

Slashdot - Sat, 06/02/2016 - 11:19am
An anonymous reader writes: archive.org has launched a Museum of Malware, which devotes itself to a historical look at DOS-based viruses of the 1980s and 1990s, and gives viewers the opportunity to run the viruses in a DOS game emulator, and to download 'neutered' versions of the code. With an estimated 50,000 DOS-based viruses in existence by the year 2000, the Malware Museum's 65 examples should be seen as representative of an annoying, but more innocent era of digital vandalism.

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