News : Technology

What is Pulse Wave? Hackers devise new DDoS attack technique aimed at boosting scale of assaults

Friday  14:51,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

<p>The new attack method allows hackers to shut down targets' networks for longer periods while simultaneously conducting attacks on multiple targets.</p>The new attacks may render traditional DDoS mitigation tactics useless, experts say.[...]

Facebook demotes video clickbait posts to improve your feeds

Friday  14:46,   18 august 2017

In a bid to promote "authentic communication," Facebook will now demote clickbait stories that present static images as video along with images with fake playback buttons in them.&nbsp;Facebook has been working to halt the spread of[...]

AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

Friday  11:36,   18 august 2017

It’s paint by numbers for creating dreamy worlds.AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty[...]

Drones will fly into the path of the eclipse to study weather

Friday  09:50,   18 august 2017
Popular Science

As the sky does dark, robots will conduct atmospheric science. &nbsp;This flight is part of the broader “Collaboration Leading Operational Unmanned Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics” (CLOUD MAP) project, where four universities [...]

What time is the solar eclipse where I live?

Friday  09:21,   18 august 2017

You'll need perfect timing to catch the exact moment the moon blocks the sun in your city. The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 lasts less than a minute in some places, while a partial eclipse can be visible for an hour or[...]

Nintendo Switch Outsells PS4, Xbox One In US July Sales

Friday  04:10,   18 august 2017

The NPD Group today put out its report for July 2017, showing that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the month in the US. Its success was fuelled in part by new units coming into retail channels and the launch of Splatoon 2, which[...]

Top 10 Best-Selling Games In The US During July 2017

Friday  04:10,   18 august 2017

The NPD Group today released US video game sales data for July 2017, covering both games and hardware. Nintendo's Switch shooter Splatoon 2 was the best-selling game of the month, with Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Grand Theft Auto V, Final[...]

How to photograph the total solar eclipse—with your phone or camera

Friday  02:22,   18 august 2017

In case you haven’t heard, the sun and the moon will be starring in a celestial event on Monday, Aug. 21. If you’re in the…It is dangerous to view the eclipse with the naked[...]

Man with eye damage from 1962 eclipse: Don't make the same mistake I did

Friday  02:05,   18 august 2017

Fifty-five years ago, Lou Tomososki looked at an eclipse for a few seconds and damaged his eye forever.While watching, he saw flashes of light, much like he would after having a picture taken with a camera with a flashbulb. He had no idea those[...]

Couple built special house 16 years ago just to watch the solar eclipse

Friday  02:00,   18 august 2017

A couple in Oregon has spent 16 years specifically preparing their home to view Monday's complete solar eclipse.A couple has spent 16 years preparing their home to watch the two minutes of Monday's complete solar[...]

Will Trump Take Notice of the Eclipse?

Friday  01:55,   18 august 2017
The Atlantic

Just a week shy of 40 years ago, humanity’s emissary to the stars left this planet for a journey through the solar system. The twin Voyager spacecraft carry a shimmering golden record which, if placed on a phonograph, will play the sound of laughter [...]

The total solar eclipse may break internet records — here's how web companies are preparing for the crush

Friday  01:35,   18 august 2017
Business Insider

<p>The total solar eclipse on August 21 may be a record-breaking event on the internet, and telecommunications and social media companies are digging in for the challenge.</p>A woman wears protective glasses as she watches a partial solar[...]

5 things NOT to do during the eclipse

Friday  01:02,   18 august 2017

The Great American Eclipse is inspiring a great frenzy, but don't make these mistakes on Monday. The Great American Eclipse is inspiring a great frenzy, with millions of people preparing to get the best look possible as the moon covers the sun[...]

Still need a pair of solar eclipse glasses? Here’s where to find them. (Maybe.)

Friday  00:47,   18 august 2017

Vendors are running out of them by the minute, both in the D.C. area and elsewhere, but here are a few ideas if you're trying to track down some last-second sky-watching glasses.We all know by now that you need to wear special glasses to watch[...]

The eclipse could cost employers nearly $700 million

Friday  00:40,   18 august 2017
24/7 Wall St.

A total solar eclipse will sweep across 14 states on Monday, August 21, costing employers $694 million, according to Challenger, Gray &amp; Christmas.The findings were published by Chicago-based outplacement and executive coaching firm[...]