Wednesday, February 24, 2016

IT News Head Lines (Ars Technica) 25/02/2016





Dive into the uncanny valley with Boston Dynamics’ newest bipedal robot
Watch the next-generation Atlas robot take a stroll through the snow.










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Prosecutors say corrupt Silk Road agent has co-conspirators at large
Government alleges Shaun Bridges stole their bitcoins, too.










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CDC investigates 14 new reports of possible sexual transmission of Zika
The cases suggest infection route more common than expected.










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New molecular scissors cut out lingering HIV—maybe once and for all
Alongside current drugs, therapy shows potential to safely help nix infection.










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The LG G5 and Galaxy S7 won’t support Android 6.0’s adoptable storage
OEMs add expandable storage, but limit functionality to media only—no apps.










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The case for using iTunes, not iCloud, to back up your iPhone
Privacy is one argument, but it’s not the only one.










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Tesla: GM wrote a bill in Indiana to stop us from selling cars in the state
Direct vehicle sales are being debated in Indianapolis.










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HoloLens leaks show a mixed reality video app, holo-Start menu, Bluetooth clicker
Next week, we should find out the date that developer units will start shipping.










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Researchers create super-efficient Wi-Fi
Passive Wi-Fi consumes 1/10,000th the power of conventional wireless networks.










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Scientists terrify raccoons to reveal inner workings of ecosystems
Slightly weird experiment reveals how to stop a raccoon from wrecking everything in sight.










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The glasses-free technology that made me believe in 3D TV again
Ultra-D panels add solid, subtle depth to plain old 2D games and videos.










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Company wrests $100k payment from patent troll but has no idea who paid
"I would love to have exposed them, but I’ve got lots of other stuff to do."










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US pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 go up, but only the 32GB version [Updated]
Shipping and pricing for the S7 hit, but the US is limited to 32GB.










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Recent sea level rise is the fastest since 800 BCE
Another climate hockey stick, this one tracking the rise of the oceans.










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Asus lawsuit puts entire industry on notice over shoddy router security
FTC takes aim at insecurity that's rampant in the "Internet-of-things" industry.










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Noveto’s audio tech wraps you in bubble that is silent to outside world
3D face-tracking, and positional audio speakers make for a formidable combo.










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HTC Vive unveiled: This is what the final consumer version looks like
Subtle differences over the Pre, but now we know what $799 will get you.










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Verizon faces probe of falling poles, sagging cables, and infested cabinets
Pennsylvania to hold hearings on union allegations against Verizon.










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OPM, Education Department CIOs resign under fire from Congress
OPM CIO faced grilling over hack; Education CIO was under ethics investigation.










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How gravitational wave detectors survived the Contract With America
Could a basic research project get funded now? Probably not, science advisor says.










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