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  • DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft’s Recent Windows 10 Update
    By on January 25, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments


    MojoKid writes After last Wednesday’s Windows 10 event, early adopters and IT types were probably anxious for Microsoft to release the next preview build. Fortunately, it didn’t take long as it came out on Friday, and it’s safe to say that it introduced even more than many were anticipating (but still no Spartan browser). However, in case you missed it, DirectX 12 is actually enabled in this Windows 10 release, though unfortunately we’ll need to wait (more…)

  • Jones a ‘bottler’ over Wales talks
    By on January 25, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    Retired Wales prop Adam Jones regrets not communicating effectively with management as his international career waned.

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  • Interior of Burnt Herculaneum Scroll Read For First Time
    By on January 20, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    New submitter Solandri writes: When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79, it destroyed a library of classical works in Herculaneum. The papyrus scrolls weren’t incinerated, but were instead carbonized by the hot gases. The resulting black carbon cylinders have mostly withstood attempts to read their contents since their discovery. Earlier attempts to unfurl the scrolls yielded some readable material, but were judged too destructive. Researchers decided (more…)

  • VIDEO: Mirallas subbed for injury not miss
    By on January 20, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Kevin Mirallas was substituted against West Brom because of injury not a penalty miss.

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  • Elon Musk Plans To Build Hyperloop Test Track
    By on January 15, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes that Elon Musk wants to speed up the development of his proposed 800-mph tube transport. “Billionaire and entrepreneur Elon Musk is getting more hands-on with the Hyperloop. Musk, who heads up both space transportation outfit SpaceX and electric-vehicle maker Tesla Motors, casually announced via Twitter on Thursday that he’s decided to help accelerate development of his vision for near-supersonic tube transportation, first (more…)

  • McIlroy in contention in Abu Dhabi
    By on January 15, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    World number one Rory McIlroy is three shots off the lead after round one of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

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  • Linux Controls a Gasoline Engine With Machine Learning
    By on January 10, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes: Here’s a short (2 min) video of PREEMPT_RT Linux controlling a gasoline engine from one burn to the next using a Raspberry Pi. It’s using an adaptive machine learning algorithm that can predict near chaotic combustion in real-time. A paper about the algorithm is available at the arXiv.

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  • Sunday’s gossip column
    By on January 10, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    Manchester City want Lacazette, Liverpool eye Delph, Chelsea ponder move for Reus, and more.

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  • Doping bans doubled to four years
    By on January 5, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    Drug cheats in sport face a minimum four-year ban – up from two years – under new rules which came into effect from 1 January.

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  • Extreme Heat Knocks Out Internet In Australia
    By on January 5, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes with news that bad weather caused internet connectivity problems for users in Perth, Western Australia on Monday. But it wasn’t raging storms or lightning that caused this outage — it was extreme heat. Monday was the 6th hottest day on record for Perth, peaking around 44.4 C (111.9 F). Thousands of iiNet customers across Australia found themselves offline for about six and a half hours after the company shut down some (more…)