Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is a 900-Horsepower Rocket

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Lamborghini's rolled into the Paris Motor Show with a new concept. It's called the Asterion LPI 910-4. It has all the superlatives you expect from the brand. It delivers over 900 horsepower. It goes from zero to 62 mph in three seconds flat. Top speed is 199 mph.

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A Giant Charger That Juices Up Electric Buses in Three Minutes

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

To keep its customers on the road as much as possible, Tesla has built an international network of Supercharger stations, which can charge the battery in the Model S halfway in just 20 minutes. It’s a good alternative to slow setups that can take hours to charge vehicles, and allows for long-distance journeys if the […]

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The Off-the-Grid Chat App That’s Helping Hong Kong Protestors Organize

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Firechat has seen a whopping 210,000 downloads over a two-day span, propelling the title to the number one app overall in Hong Kong on both iOS and Android.

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Meet the Man Who Founded Ello After Selling a $35K Pair of Pants

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

There's a long list of unwritten rules for anyone founding a startup in today's world. You should make sure you're under 30 (and it certainly helps if you're a college dropout). You should set up shop somewhere in Silicon Valley (or at least very nearby). You should avoid entering a market where another massive incumbent already has a billion users. And, most importantly, you should never, ever write a manifesto. Ello founder and CEO Paul Budnitz is breaking every one of those rules.

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The Unpatchable Malware That Infects USBs Is Now on the Loose

Wired News - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 10:30am

Two independent researchers say that publicly releasing the code that enables BadUSB attacks will hasten a fix.

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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Robot Arm Will Install New Earth-Facing Cameras On Space Station

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 9:28am
SternisheFan writes Canada's robotic Canadarm2 will install the next two Urthecast cameras on the International Space Station, removing the need for astronauts to go outside to do the work themselves. Urthecast plans to place two Earth-facing cameras on the United States side of the station (on Node 3) to add to the two they already have on the Russian Zvezda module. Technical problems with the cameras forced the Russians to do an extra spacewalk to complete the work earlier this year.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 7:03am
An anonymous reader writes When you pay the tax on a road vehicle in the UK, you used to get a paper "tax disk" to affix to the inside of your car windshield. However the relevant records are documented electronically anyway, inspiring the government to replace the paper system with a purely online one. Unfortunately said system was still in beta when it launched today and predictably, it has broken under user demand. No alternative system is available. (The licensing agency actually ran out of the paper disks more than a month ago, and has been printing them out on normal office paper and asking vehicle owners to cut out the circle themselves.) The initiative is part of a larger "digital-first", restructuring of how the government provides services aimed at "meeting user needs".

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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 7:03am
An anonymous reader writes When you pay the tax on a road vehicle in the UK, you used to get a paper "tax disk" to affix to the inside of your car windshield. However the relevant records are documented electronically anyway, inspiring the government to replace the paper system with a purely online one. Unfortunately said system was still in beta when it launched today and predictably, it has broken under user demand. No alternative system is available. (The licensing agency actually ran out of the paper disks more than a month ago, and has been printing them out on normal office paper and asking vehicle owners to cut out the circle themselves.) The initiative is part of a larger "digital-first", restructuring of how the government provides services aimed at "meeting user needs".

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UK Government Tax Disc Renewal Website Buckles Under Pressure

Slashdot - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 7:03am
An anonymous reader writes When you pay the tax on a road vehicle in the UK, you used to get a paper "tax disk" to affix to the inside of your car windshield. However the relevant records are documented electronically anyway, inspiring the government to replace the paper system with a purely online one. Unfortunately said system was still in beta when it launched today and predictably, it has broken under user demand. No alternative system is available. (The licensing agency actually ran out of the paper disks more than a month ago, and has been printing them out on normal office paper and asking vehicle owners to cut out the circle themselves.) The initiative is part of a larger "digital-first", restructuring of how the government provides services aimed at "meeting user needs".

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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