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Submission + - First working prototype for home heat battery (www.tno.nl)

dr.Flake writes: An European collaboration of scientist has developed a working prototype of a heat battery. Similar to photo-electric panels capturing electricity and storing this energy in batteries, this system captures solar heat and stores this energy via a chemical reaction in salt batteries based on hydration/dehydration of the patented mixture. This is different from molten salt batteries developed prior to this, where home owners logically were reluctant to install.

Comment Had to google it (Score 2, Funny) 88

Whats up with those dumb editors on slashdot. Can't they just explain what this stuff is??
Not everybody around here just happens to know what this "Flash" is (catchy name BTW)

According to wikipedia it is some type of programming language mostly used for animations and online games.
Apparently it was quickly abused by millions of hackers and douchy advertising lowlifes so it quickly became obsolete for a large part of western civilization.

Good to see all those bright people sticking with their dream to make something great and still updating this old stuff.

Comment Missed opportunity (Score 1) 170

Best would have been to feed the phisher wrong information and observe the results. You need to see where the information goes beyond this moron. Getting him slapped for it is of minor importance. Could have used the news article from the FBI with the enclosed malware to trace the real IP's

Standard Intelligence Agencies practice i would say.

 

Submission + - iPhone 6 Users Sue Apple Over 'Touch Disease' Defect (cio.com)

itwbennett writes: A group of iPhone users claim Apple has refused to fix a defect in its iPhone 6 and 6s phones that causes displays to die, and the frustrated customers took legal action in California this week. 'The complaints started to appear more than a year ago, but they went mostly unnoticed until iFixit, a site that "tears down" devices to see what makes them tick, interviewed repair technicians who have repeatedly seen the problem,' writes CIO.com's Bill Snyder. 'Just days after touch disease — as named by iFixit — made news in the blogosphere, Apple was hit with a related lawsuit, and the attorneys who filed it plan to make it a class action suit.'

Submission + - EU orders Ireland to recoup up to €13bn in unpaid taxes from Apple

Bryan O'Donoghue writes: Ireland has been ordered to recoup up to €13 billion from US tech company Apple in unpaid taxes in a landmark ruling by the European Commission.
The EU’s powerful competition arm said on Tuesday that Apple had been given selective treatment by Ireland through two tax rulings granted to the company in 1991 and 2007.

http://www.irishtimes.com/busi...

Comment I'm getting old. (Score 5, Insightful) 145

What amazes me most, but is probably because i'm getting old is:

looking at the announcement, it seems like the SATA drive is just an obligatory part of the line-up. Its all M.2 and PCIe.

Sure, SATA is getting old quickly and starts to become the bottleneck, but the way this is going, motherboards will soon have some SATA port somewhere for the occasional DVD / old spinning drive, and M.2 for the rest. Did i just recently buy my last SATA drives to fill up my NAS? I'm not planning on buying more for the next couple of years.

Man, i remember buying my first ATA drive. And i was late to the party, it already was a stunning 20MB (imagine how many WP files were needed to fill that sucker up to the rim). And man, that thing was fast as lightning! ;-)

Submission + - Lenovo Fails To Perform Planned Spark SSD Demo

An anonymous reader writes: Lenovo, the Chinese PC giant, planned to unveil its long-anticipated Project Spark solid state drive for data center use. However, it backed out of the demonstration at the last minute, citing a ‘reassessment of the risk’ involved with completing a demonstration of the technology so far from the 2017 mid-year release date. Project Spark represents Lenovo’s initial entry into the highly competitive SSD market. A demonstration was planned at the Flash Memory Summit in California but was cancelled on the same day. The prototype SSD, approximately the size of a memory stick, is believed to have between 6 and 8TB of storage space. Lenovo is currently researching linking multiple Project Spark cards onto a single board, which could provide storage capacity of more than 48TB.

Submission + - 60 people killed and many more injured in terrorist attack in Nice, France (bbc.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A truck slowly drove towards a crowd, accelerated and then hit people on the famous Promenade des Anglais shortly after celebratory fireworks had ended. July 14th is a national holiday in remembrance of the attack on the Bastille which started the French Revolution. The truck reportedly drove more than a mile before the driver was shot and the truck stopped.

Submission + - How (and why) FreeDOS keeps DOS alive (computerworld.com.au)

angry tapir writes: In August it will be 35 years since of the release of version 1.0 of MS-DOS (or PC DOS as it was known at the time). Despite MS-DOS being long dead, the FreeDOS community has kept DOS alive, with the open source project having been founded some 22 years ago. I caught up with the founder of the project about the plans for the next version of FreeDOS and what keeps the open source OS alive.

Submission + - Hasselblad Teases New Camera | Digital Trends this Is A Great Time T (purevolume.com)

fernandouywz writes: Update on June 21, 2016: PetaPixel just published leaked photos of the new medium-format mirrorless camera, called the X1D. We will publish official details when Hasselblad announces the producttomorrow. Famed Swedish medium-format camera maker Hasselblad has been teasing a major announcement for this upcoming Wednesday, and it has sent the photography industry into a frenzy over the possibilities. The first sign of the impending announcement came via the official Hasselblad Facebook page on June 17 where the company posted a heavily cropped image of the product, which most assume to be a camera, featuring a gold/platinum metal finish, an untraditional mirror box hump, and what sort of looks like an eye sensor next to what could only be an EVF (if the other bit was, in fact, an eye sensor). Hasselblad dropped that teaser just ahead of the weekend, a holiday weekend at that, and like a lit cigarette to dry grass, the rumor mill fueled a wildfire of speculationover what this new product could be. Thanks to Hasselblads social hash-tagging, beyond what we visually see in the image we do know one thing, this is a medium-format device of some kind who are we kidding, there is no way this isnt a camera! Which leads us to the prevailing rumor surrounding this out of the blue release from Hasselblad. Related: With its luxury-car price tag: Here is Hasselblads new H6D camera We wont get too far into the rumors given that they are just that, but we will note that the rumor that has seemed to get the most traction suggests that this mystery camera from Hasselblad could be none other than a mirrorless medium-format-system camera the first of its kind in the world, just as the Hasselblad Facebook post hinted at. The rumor gets more detailed than that, too; its said that the camera will feature a built-in EVF and a Sony built 50megapixel-sensor. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit Medium-Format Mirrorless? Hasselblad Teases New Camera | Digital Trends This is a great time to get involved with digital photography. Drones for doing photography of trees and archaeology Although we could not inspect drones at CBS 2015 since flair works in Dubai at SDI aka Sign Middle East the same week each year, we did inspect drones at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany. It is not known if these job losses in the film industry have been offset in the digital image industry. An object's specular reflection can be captured using computer controlled lights and sensors. Now I will see how the camera functions out in the real world once I get back to Guatemala where we do our evaluations, since I have all my Canon equipment for the assignments in Dubai. Digital images can also be made by scanning other printed photographic images or negatives. For Nikon DLR Cameras. Camera speck are mostly shared with the Moro X Style, but the new providesa more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip sets, shatter-proof display and a battery good for 48 hours on a single charge. The captured images are digitized and stored as a computer file ready for further digital processing, viewing, digital publishing or printing. Because they are totally automatic in focus and exposure, they just have to be pointed at a subject and clicked. It's a fairly comprehensive list that we very much agree with. However, the images have different numbers of GB a few guidelines on picking out criteria in stock photography pixels: Bayer-sensor cameras produce as many GB pixels as photo sensors via demosaicing interpolation, while Foveon sensors produce uninterpolated image files with one-third as many GB pixels as photo sensors. As if AMA does not want to exist.

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