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Zepp E smartwatch hands-on: Gorgeous hardware marred by frustrating faults - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 05:00
I want to love this lovely watch, but it has a few too many strikes against it.

ISS air leakage fixed in time for crew handover, thanks to floating teabag

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:55
Also: Starlinks soar but GPS stays grounded, NASA names first Virgin Galactic flier

In Brief  There was good news for International Space Station (ISS) residents this week as the crew managed to plug a leak in the orbiting laboratory. While never an immediate threat to the crew's safety, nobody likes knowing that air is escaping overboard.…

NHS awards £500m everything-and-the-kitchen-sink framework to a long list of resellers

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 04:10
Backup, servers, storage, LAN, WAN and SAN, and software galore

NHS Shared Business Services, the joint venture between the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care and French outsourcing firm Sopra Steria, has awarded a £500m framework to an army of resellers and technology firms.…

Dulux feel lucky, punk? Samsung wades into paint world with interior emulsions designed to 'complement' your, er, TV

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 03:25
Yes your TV has a 'lifestyle'. Yes we have all been indoors for much, much too long

You’ve got the TV. You splashed out on the sound system. But do you have the paint? That’s the question posed by Samsung, which just introduced LivingColour — a range of paint designed to cover the wall behind your pricey flat-screen idiot box.…

Best coffee maker for 2020: Bonavita, Ninja, Oxo, Bunn and more - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:42
To pick our favorite coffee makers we tested a group of popular drip machines from Ninja, Bunn, Oxo, Technivorm Moccamaster, KitchenAid, Bonavita and others.

Bitcoin value jumps as PayPal says it will accept cryptocurrencies... once it has the kinks worked out

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:39
Online payment goliath wants to encourage global use of virtual dosh

The value of Bitcoin spiked on Wednesday after PayPal said it would soon start accepting cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin, through its online payment system.…

The best kamado grills of 2020: Char-Griller, Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe and more - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 02:30
From Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, Char-Griller and others, here are our favorite kamado grills.

We know there are a lot of, er, distractions right now but NASA's got some sweet video of its asteroid rubble raiser

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:48
Incredible scoop, read all about it , read all about it

Video  NASA on Wednesday released images and video footage of the moment this week when its OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft scooped some dirt from the asteroid Bennu, some 200 million miles away. The plan is to send the sample back to Earth for boffins to study.…

HPE bags $160m to build 550-PFLOPS super for Europe out of tomorrow's AMD Epyc processors, graphics chips

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:04
Finns are going Cray cray

HPE will build a Cray EX supercomputer for scientific and AI research in Europe, using AMD Epyc processors and GPUs, it announced on Wednesday.…

More cars could get What3words address tech with Here navigation deal - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:00
Carmakers like GM, Ford and Volkswagen get the option to let drivers use three-word address labels like "damage.petal.large."

The best meal kit delivery service for 2020: Home Chef, Freshly, Blue Apron and more - CNET

CNet - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 01:00
These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. During the pandemic, they're more useful than ever.

OpenStack at 10 years old: A failure on its own terms, a success in its niche

The Register - Thu, 10/22/2020 - 00:27
And with China’s web giants showing it is capable of enormous scale, there’s still plenty of potential

When OpenStack announced itself on July 19, 2010, it gave itself a mission “To produce the ubiquitous OpenSource Cloud Computing platform that will meet the needs of public and private clouds regardless of size, by being simple to implement and massively scalable.”…

The hills are alive with the sound of Azure as Microsoft pledges Austrian bit barns

The Register - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 22:16
You are six nines, I am seven nines, will these reliability stats sink?

Microsoft has announced yet another cloud region, this time in Austria.…

Rebecca review: In 2020 Netflix adaptation, marriage is the real horror - CNET

CNet - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 21:36
There aren't any ghosts, but the schadenfreude will chill you to the bone.

Best facial recognition security cameras of 2020 - CNET

CNet - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:19
Want a security camera that IDs faces? Here are your top choices.

Iran sent threatening pro-Trump emails to American Democrats, Russia close behind, says US intelligence

The Register - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:03
No, say it ain't so,

Menacing emails to Democratic voters, telling them to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming US elections or else, were sent by Iran, US intelligence claimed on Wednesday night.…

Justice League on HBO Max: Jared Leto's new Joker scenes, reshoots and everything we know - CNET

CNet - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:35
Zack Snyder's version of Justice League just gained a wild card. Here's everything we know.

NASA has 'exciting new' moon announcement: How to listen and what it could be - CNET

CNet - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:30
On Monday, the space agency will unveil a discovery that contributes to its moon and deep-space aspirations.

Congrats, Meg Whitman, another multi-billion-dollar write-off for the CV: Her web vid upstart Quibi implodes

The Register - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:22
$2bn Alt-Netflix for those with short attention spans closes after short lifespan

Video-streaming upstart Quibi, which tried to differentiate itself from the likes of Netflix by offering episodes that only that ran for ten minutes max, will close its doors.…

NASA just landed on asteroid Bennu. What you need to know about the mission - CNET

CNet - Wed, 10/21/2020 - 18:13
NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft attempted to swipe space souvenirs from Bennu Tuesday to bring home to Earth. Soon we'll know how successful it was.


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