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India Eyeing a New Monster 100GW Solar-Capacity Goal

In a confirmed report India's energy minister suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy, which may be tied to solar panel-manufacturing buildout. In 2015, India set a goal to reach 100GW of solar capacity as part of its larger aim of 175GW of renewable energy in general by 2022.… Read More »

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 9:30 pm

Changes in WebAssembly Could Render Meltdown and Spectre Browser Patches Useless

Catalin Cimpanu, reporting for BleepingComputer: Upcoming additions to the WebAssembly standard may render useless some of the mitigations put up at the browser level against Meltdown and Spectre attacks, according to John Bergbom, a security researcher at Forcepoint. WebAssembly (WA or Wasm) is a new technology that shipped last year and is… Read More »

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 7:35 pm

WHO Gaming Disorder Listing a 'Moral Panic', Say Experts

The decision to class gaming addiction as a mental health disorder was "premature" and based on a "moral panic," experts have said. From a report: The World Health Organization included "gaming disorder" in the latest version of its disease classification manual. But biological psychology lecturer Dr Peter Etchells said the move risked… Read More »

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 6:00 pm

Think Your Body Is Infested With Insects? You're Not Alone.

Erika Engelhaupt, National Geographic: A few years ago, a man began telling his family members a horrifying tale: There are bugs living inside him. [...] He shows the classic signs of what scientists call delusory parasitosis, or Ekbom syndrome, an unwavering but incorrect belief that the patient's body has been infested with something. For years,… Read More »

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 5:00 pm

Japanese Writing After Murakami

Roland Kelts, writing for The Times Literary Supplement: At fifty-one, Hideo Furukawa is among the generation of Japanese writers I'll call "A. M.," for "After Murakami." Haruki Murakami is Japan's most internationally renowned living author. His work has been translated into over fifty languages, his books sell in the millions, and there is… Read More »

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 4:00 pm

Google is Adding Anti-Tampering DRM To Android Apps in the Play Store

Google has introduced a small change to Play Store apps that could significantly protect several Android users. From a report: Earlier this week, Google quietly rolled out a feature that adds a string of metadata to all APK files (that's the file type for Android apps) when they are signed by the developer. You can't install an application that… Read More »

Posted on 24 June 2018 | 3:01 pm