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‘Doctor Who’ Underrated Villain of the Week: Werewolf

You know Daleks and Davros and Missy the Master, Angels and Silence hell-bent on disaster. But do you recall the most underrated Doctor Who villains of all? Each week, I will dig into the depths of the Whoniverse to examine one rejected, misjudged, or altogether forgotten big bad. And this slobbering shapeshifter is not something you want to meet in a dark alley. Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform (via BBC) WEREWOLF First appearance: “The Grea...
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Tesla's portable phone-charging battery will complement your Tesla-branded life

Tesla's had a big week so far with the launch of its ultra fast supercar and its new electric semi truck . But what's the biggest announcement for us here at Circuit Breaker? I'm glad you asked. The company, along with all its other news, also launched a portable Tesla-themed battery that can charge iPhones, iPads, or any other device that takes a microUSB. The 3,350mAh battery pack is modeled after Tesla’s Supercharger monument at the Tesl...
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How the OnePlus 5T was built so quickly

Image: Haley Hamblin/Mashable Is hardware really that hard? OnePlus pointed to the borderline-cliché catchphrase, "Hardware is hard" at its event on Thursday to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 5T . But the company's own product release schedule appears to belie the saying, with the 5T coming a mere five months after its predecessor, the OnePlus 5 . However, if you look at OnePlus' ambitious launch timeline and conclude th...
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Windows 8 and Later Fail To Properly Apply ASLR

An anonymous reader writes: Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and subsequent Windows 10 variations fail to properly apply ASLR , rendering this crucial Windows security feature useless. The bug appeared when Microsoft changed a registry value in Windows 8 and occurs only in certain ASLR configuration modes. Basically, if users have enabled system-wide ASLR protection turned on, a bug in ASLR's implementation on Windows 8 and later will not generate e...
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The Best Laptop/Phone Black Friday 2017 Deals

Black Friday isn’t always the best time to buy a computer or phone. It’s easy to get ripped off by a deal that seems too good to be true (it usually is). To save you a few headaches, and a lot of dollars, we’ve compiled some WIRED picks for the best PCs and mobile device deals going on Black Friday weekend, some of which are already available. All of these deals are purchasable online, not in-store. If you insist on trudging through the cro...
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This Week in Open Source: Linux Demonstrates Superpowers With Supercomputer Domination & More

This week in open source/Linux news, Linux not powers the vast majority of the world's supercomputers, Hyperledger is set apart from hype, and more.  1) All 500 of the fastest computers on the planet are running Linux. Linux Totally Dominates Supercomputers - ZDNet 2) Executive Director of Hyperledger explains how the blockchain project isn't just tech world hype. Blockchain Moves Beyond its 'Moonshot' Phase - American Banker 3) Arpit Joshi...
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Apple HomePod delayed until early 2018

Apple HomePod delayed until early 2018 APPLE HAS SOME BAD NEWS for anyone with a HomePod on their Christmas list, as the Siri-powered speaker has been delayed until next year. The Apple HomePod was first announced at WWDC in June , with a release date slated for December. In a statement seen by Buzzfeed's John Paczkowski, an Apple spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the Amazon Echo rival now won't be released until early next year. "We ca...
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Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution

LONDON (Reuters) - Recycling companies are honing processes to extract metals from old batteries more cheaply and efficiently so they can capitalize on an expected shortfall in materials such as cobalt and lithium when sales of electric cars take off. An employee sorts used primary non-rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries before being recycled by the German recycling firm Accurec in Krefeld, Germany, November 16, 2017. Picture taken November ...
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The best wide-angle lenses for Canon and Nikon DSLRs in 2017

Next to a telephoto zoom lens, a super-wide-angle optic is one of the most popular accessories for a DSLR.  Most kit lenses offer a widest focal length of 28mm equivalent, or sometimes even 24mm at their wide end. This does give your camera a pretty wide angle of view, but sometimes that's not quite enough. You notice it most when you're photographing large buildings or other landmarks, and when you're trying to get group shots across a nar...
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Opera 49.0.2725.39

Opera is a secure web browser that is both fast and rich in features. It has a slick interface that embraces a modern, minimalist look, coupled with stacks of tools to make browsing more enjoyable. These include such tools as Speed Dial, which houses your favorites and Opera Turbo mode, which compresses pages to give you quicker navigation, (even when you have a bad connection). Opera has everything you need to browse the web via a great in...
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