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Researchers Make Coldest Quantum Gas of Molecules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly particle nature of ordinary classical physics. The creation of this gas boosts the odds for advances in fields such as designer chemistry and quantum… Read More »

Posted on 22 February 2019 | 9:30 pm

Frontier Demands $4,300 Cancellation Fee Despite Horribly Slow Internet

Frontier Communications reportedly charged a cancellation fee of $4,302.17 to the operator of a one-person business in Wisconsin, even though she switched to a different Internet provider because Frontier's service was frequently unusable. From the report: Candace Lestina runs the Pardeeville Area Shopper, a weekly newspaper and family business… Read More »

Posted on 22 February 2019 | 8:30 pm

NVIDIA Turing-Based GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Launched At $279

NVIDIA has launched yet another graphics card today based on the company's new Turing GPU. This latest GPU, however, doesn't support NVIDIA's RTX ray-tracing technology or its DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) image quality tech. The new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti does, however, bring with it all of the other GPU architecture… Read More »

Posted on 22 February 2019 | 7:50 pm

Microsoft Workers' Letter Demands Company Drop $479 Million HoloLens Military Contract

A group of Microsoft workers have addressed top executives in a letter demanding the company drop a controversial contract with the U.S. army. The Verge reports: The workers object to the company taking a $479 million contract last year to supply tech for the military's Integrated Visual Augmentation System, or IVAS. Under the project, Microsoft,… Read More »

Posted on 22 February 2019 | 7:10 pm

Instagram Code Reveals Public 'Collections' Feature To Take On Pinterest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Instagram for Android shows the company has prototyped an option to create public "Collections" to which multiple users can contribute. Instagram… Read More »

Posted on 22 February 2019 | 6:30 pm

Once Hailed As Unhackable, Blockchains Are Now Getting Hacked

Schwit1 shares a report from MIT Technology Review: Early last month, the security team at Coinbase noticed something strange going on in Ethereum Classic, one of the cryptocurrencies people can buy and sell using Coinbase's popular exchange platform. Its blockchain, the history of all its transactions, was under attack. An attacker had somehow… Read More »

Posted on 22 February 2019 | 5:50 pm