SpaceX Enters a New Stage of Reusability

The landing of this vehicle, designed with reusability in mind, marks the beginning of a completely recyclable era of… Read More »

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 9:40 am

Australia Called Out as Willing To Undermine Human Rights For Digital Agenda

A report from AccessNow has asked Australia to change its course and lead the way in serving as a champion for human rights instead of against. From a report: Global human rights, public policy, and advocacy group AccessNow has called out Australia for its lack of focus on human rights as it adapts to the challenges of the digital era, with a… Read More »

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 9:00 am

France's Atos Boosts US Presence With $3.4 Billion Syntel Acquisition

French IT services company Atos is boosting its North American operations with a $3.4 billion cash deal to buy Michigan-based IT services provider Syntel. From a report: Atos, which provides IT services to sectors ranging from aerospace to retail, said the deal, announced Sunday, to buy Syntel will strengthen its activities in banking, finance and… Read More »

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 6:30 am

Slashdot Asks: Do You Need To Properly Eject a USB Drive Before Yanking it Out?

In a story earlier this week, Popular Science magazine explored an age-old topic: Do people need to safely eject a USB stick before they pull it from their computer? The magazine's take on it -- which is, as soon any ongoing transfer of files is complete, it is safe to yank out the flash drive -- has unsurprisingly stirred a debate. Here's what… Read More »

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 6:00 am

Government Spells Out Plans For UK-Wide Full Fibre By 2033

The UK government has set out a plan to roll out full fibre networks across all of the UK within 15 years by introducing laws to speed up the installation of fibre and subsidizing investment in very rural areas. From a report: The proposal comes as part of a new national telecoms strategy drawn up by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and… Read More »

Posted on 23 July 2018 | 3:51 am

Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces To Overhaul the Endangered Species Act

An anonymous reader shares a report: The Endangered Species Act, which for 45 years has safeguarded fragile wildlife while blocking ranching, logging and oil drilling on protected habitats, is coming under attack from lawmakers, the White House and industry on a scale not seen in decades, driven partly by fears that the Republicans will lose… Read More »

Posted on 22 July 2018 | 11:00 pm