Pinguy OS 18.04 is an Ubuntu-based distribution that offers a non-standard GNOME desktop environment intended to be friendlier for new Linux users. This distro is a solid Linux OS with a focus on simple and straightforward usability for the non-geek desktop user. If you do not like tinkering with settings or having numerous power-grabbing fancy […]
Enlarge / Dr. Robert Sears in his Capistrano Beach, CA office on Aug 8, 2014. Among his many books on pediatrics, Sears has written The Vaccine Book, in which he discusses possible side effects from vaccines. (credit: Getty | Don Bartletti) Dr. Robert Sears, a pediatrician infamous for promoting alternative vaccine schedules that allow parents […]
Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Lucasfilm) The film news and reviews site Collider posted an exclusive report on Wednesday concerning the fate of future Star Wars films—and in particular, a long-rumored, not-yet-announced film focused on the classic character Obi-Wan Kenobi. Citing “sources with knowledge of the situation,” Collider confirmed that all pre-production for Lucasfilm’s unnamed […]
Devices built on Nvidia’s Tegra X-1 mobile processor are at risk of attack from a flaw security researchers have revealed. The exploit chain discovered by Katherine Temkin and others affects any device running the chip, including the Nintendo Switch gaming console and some Chromebooks. Called “Fusée Gelée,” the vulnerability allows anyone to run code on […]
Enlarge / Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees in a Tuesday hearing […]
If you want to see how a proposed drug affects human physiology, your options are limited — and usually you end up using mice, which are in many ways poor analogues. What’s a pharmacologist to do? MIT researchers have a solution: a “body on a chip” that simulates up to 10 interconnected human organs at […]
Vrooom! Car racing gets spiced up with augmented-reality effects shown off at Toy Fair 2018.
Enlarge / Long Island solar farm. (credit: Brookhaven National Lab) On Monday afternoon, the Trump administration released a fact sheet (PDF) detailing new tariffs on imports, including a tariff schedule for solar cells and modules starting at 30 percent. The solar tariff determination had been tensely anticipated by the US solar industry, with manufacturers arguing that […]
Commentary: In a new commercial, Apple suggests you’ll create perfect portraits with its new phone. But will you?