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NASA’s Jeanette Epps won’t be joining the space station as its first African-American crew member this year

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps was on track to become the first African-American crew member on the International Space Station this year, but the space agency announced today that she has been pulled from her mission for unspecified reasons. She was supposed to launch as part of Expedition 56/67 in June 2018. Instead, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor will be taking Epps’ place. Like Epps, Auñón-Chancellor was one of the 14 astronaut ca...
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Apple revamps App Store Preview web interface with iOS 11 aesthetic

  By AppleInsider Staff Thursday, January 18, 2018, 05:00 pm PT (08:00 pm ET) Apple on Thursday issued a redesign for the App Store web interface, with app searches on Safari, Chrome and other browsers now rendering a bold design aesthetic and elements borrowed from the iOS 11 App Store app. Seen above, Apple's App Store Preview web interface has been revamped to match that of the iOS 11 App Store, complete with prominent icons, larger prev...
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Geek Deals Roundup: $10 Wireless Earbuds, Pre-Order the Nintendo Labo, and more

Prepping for the big game? Well, you’ll want to check out today’s outstanding discounts on TVs ranging from 43 to 65 inches. You can also save big on everything from high-end laptops to Bluetooth earbuds to set-top boxes to tax software. And if you can’t wait for Nintendo’s Labo kit, you can snag a pre-order right now! Featured Deals ThinkPad X1 Carbon Intel Core i5-7200u 1080p 14-inch Laptop with 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM for $1196.30 at Lenov...
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Microsoft Resumes Meltdown and Spectre Updates for AMD Devices

96724217 story Posted by msmash from the second-time's-the-charm dept. Microsoft has resumed the rollout of security updates for AMD devices . The updates patch the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. From a report: Microsoft released these patches on January 3, but the company stopped the rollout for AMD-based computers on January 9 after users reported crashes that plunged PCs into unbootable states. After working on smoothing out the p...
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Use IoT to Accelerate Digital Transformation

1/18/2018 02:00 PM The Internet of Things can drive change in an organization, providing data into a wide range of operational activities. But that change can require integrating that data into the systems used for key decisions. Experts have predicted that the world will have up to 50 billion connected devices by 2020. While much of the industry conversation has revolved around consumer applications, like the smart home, the Internet of Th...
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Spotify's revamped podcasts will include more photos and video

Spotify announced today that it's launching a new multimedia format called Spotlight that will pair visual elements like photos and videos with podcasts, audiobooks and other audio content. It's the first big feature from Courtney Holt, Spotify's hea... Original link
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WhatsApp's dedicated Business app arrives for Android users in the UK

WhatsApp's dedicated Business app arrives for Android users in the UK FACEBOOK-OWNED WhatsApp, as expected , has launched a dedicated app for business users. WhatsApp Business is making its debut, unusually, on Android and is available to download from today in the UK, US, Indonesia, Italy and Mexico. "People all around the world use WhatsApp to connect with small businesses they care about - from online clothing companies in India to auto ...
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Xfinity Mobile adds bring-your-own-device option for some iPhone users

Comcast already pipes internet into millions of homes, and now it wants to take its service to the airwaves. In April, the media giant announced the details of a new service, Xfinity Mobile, that would compete toe-to-toe with Google Fi, US Cellular, and incumbents like AT&T and T-Mobile. Now the company has finally launched its wireless network nationwide for all existing Comcast customers. If you’re already an Xfinity subscriber, you c...
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4 Tools for Network Snooping on Linux

Computer networking data has to be exposed, because packets can't travel blindfolded, so join us as we use whois, dig, nmcli, and nmap to snoop networks. Do be polite and don't run nmap on any network but your own, because probing other people's networks can be interpreted as a hostile act. Thin and Thick whois You may have noticed that our beloved old whois command doesn't seem to give the level of detail that it used to. Check out this ex...
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Paul Thomas Anderson doesn't really care for this horrible photo of him and Maya Rudolph

Image: WireImage Whether it's one of our dumb tweets or an embarrassing Vine, it's safe to assume we all want at least one thing scrubbed away from the internet forever.  Turns out famed director Paul Thomas Anderson is no different. While promoting his latest movie, Phantom Thread, on Twitter, Anderson answered some fan questions on Wednesday. Most had to do with his various films and shooting process, but one Very Important Person brought...
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IBM, Maersk Announce Global Blockchain Shipping Venture

IBM and A.P. Moeller-Maersk on Tuesday announced a joint venture to create a platform based on Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, with the goal of creating huge efficiencies in the global supply chain. IBM and Maersk, one of the world's leading shipping container firms, have teamed up to provide a more efficient method of standardizing shipping logistics using blockchain technology. "Adoption of Hyperledger Fabric by Maersk and its partnership [with] ...
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Endless Thread - WBUR and Reddit

Endless Thread WBUR and Reddit Genre: Society & Culture Release Date: January 11, 2018 Endless Thread, a new podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the internet has to offer. © © Copyright Trustees of Boston University Original link
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Cboe Bitcoin Contracts Slide 36 Percent as January Futures Expire

Chicago Board Option Exchange (Cboe) historic bitcoin futures market has had its first month, and results are decidedly mixed depending on the analyst. Some see the experiment as a dud, while others champion the mainstreaming of cryptocurrency. So far, bears are trouncing bulls.   Also read: Have Lunch with Bitcoin Jesus! Cboe Futures Didn’t Tame Bitcoin That run-up though! Coming bitcoin futures in December of last year were supposed to br...
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Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia's Go-Jek: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google ( GOOGL.O ), Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in a fundraising round of Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek, sources familiar with the matter said. Go-Jek’s existing investors such as global private equity firms KKR & Co LP ( KKR.N ) and Warburg Pincus LLC are also participating in the funding round, which is raising about...
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Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

I'm a chocolate lover, and this treat has satisfied my cravings many times. No one guesses the brownies are light because their chewy texture and rich chocolate taste can't be beat. My family requests them often, and I'm happy to oblige. —Heidi Johnson Worland, Wyoming Original link
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