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Submission + - DARPA Builds Pop-Up Supercomputer For AI Security Fight (datacenterdynamics.com)

judgecorp writes: The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has knocked up a small, liquid cooled data center in just 29 hours for the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), in which AIs will try to hack each other for $2 million prize. The facility will contain seven supercomputers, to host the seven teams entered in the cyber battle, which takes place on 4 Augus at Def Con in Las Vegas.

Submission + - SPAM: First image released from MeerKAT radio telescope

schwit1 writes: Even operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity, South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope showed off its phenomenal power Saturday, revealing 1,300 galaxies in a tiny corner of the universe where only 70 were known before.

The image released Saturday was the first from MeerKAT, where 16 dishes were formally commissioned the same day.

MeerKAT's full contingent of 64 receptors will be integrated next year into a multi-nation Square Kilometer Array (SKA) which is is set to become the world's most powerful radio telescope.

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Submission + - 10 Different Strategies Shaping The Transition To The (forbes.com)

ronalddurkinrd1 writes: The self-driving car sector is fast becoming a testing ground for new business strategies, a place where the motor industry meets technology companies. I've already looked at some of the likely ownership models that we'll see in the self-driving car scene, and today I want to draw a little map with [...]

Submission + - Veertu: Native hypervisor for OS-X (veertu.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Veertu is the very first native OS-X hypervisor available on the AppStore. Veertu uses new hypervisor framework introduced in Yosemite and therefore doesn't need installing any kext kernel modules like other hypervisors. It's also very fast and lightweight and could become an interesting alternative to Parallels or VMware Fusion. It's available on the AppStore for free and can run Linux images from the online library. Running other images such as Windows will cost $39.99

Submission + - Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton's ENTIRE UNRELEASED Private Emails For (radaronline.com)

sharkbiter writes: Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton‘s private email account are up for sale. The price tag — a whopping $500,000!

Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State’s emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.

Submission + - Poor Pilot Training Blamed for Virgin Galactic Crash (discovery.com) 1

astroengine writes: SpaceShipTwo co-pilot Michael Alsbury was not properly trained to realize the consequences of unlocking the vehicle’s hinged tail section too soon, a mistake that led to his death and the destruction of the ship during a test flight in California last year. Responsibility for the accident falls to SpaceShipTwo manufacturer Scaled Composites, a Mojave, Calif., company owned by Northrop Grumman Corp, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined at a webcast hearing on Tuesday. Poor oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which oversees commercial spaceflights in the United States, was also a factor in the accident, the NTSB said.

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