Pic: ShutterstockA British teenager has admitted taking part in cyber-attacks against Florida's SeaWorld theme park and Devon and Cornwall Police.During a hearing at Plymouth s youth court the youngster pleaded guilty to three computer hacking offences carried out between October 2014 and January 2015.The third victim was a Japanese town that hosts an annual dolphin hunt, the Plymouth Herald reported.The teenager denies two charges of sending bomb hoaxes to US airlines American Airlines and Delta Air Lines via Twitter in February 2015.Both messages were read by US authorities and accessed as falling short of a credible threat so no action was taken, other than referring the matter to UK authorities, the court heard.Judge Diane Baker has retired to consider a verdict on the two threatening messages charges, with her verdict being due next Wednesday 6 July .
Seagulls can be a pain at the best of times, routinely stealing your food before shitting it out on top of your head.Drunk seagulls, however, sound like a whole different beast.Members of the public have been told to expect bonkers behaviour from the birds over the next couple of weeks, thanks to a phenomenon known as Flying Ant Day.Thanks to the recent hot weather, enormous swarms of flying ants have emerged from their nests, with queens looking to start new colonies and males in the mood for love.Seagulls have been gorging themselves on the insects and behaving extremely weirdly as a result, with many flying into buildings and getting run over by cars.It s believed that this is because the ants contain formic acid, which is causing the birds to lose their inhibitions and appear drunk.
Seagulls can be a pain at the best of times, routinely stealing your food before shitting it out on top of your head.Drunk seagulls, however, sound like a whole different beast.Members of the public have been told to expect bonkers behaviour from the birds over the next couple of weeks, thanks to a phenomenon known as Flying Ant Day.Thanks to the recent hot weather, enormous swarms of flying ants have emerged from their nests, with queens looking to start new colonies and males in the mood for love.Seagulls have been gorging themselves on the insects and behaving extremely weirdly as a result, with many flying into buildings and getting run over by cars.It s believed that this is because the ants contain formic acid, which is causing the birds to lose their inhibitions and appear drunk.
A 16-year-old from Plymouth with mad computer skills has been handed a surprisingly lenient sentence of a two-year rehabilitation order, despite causing chaos with a string of online threats and cyberattacks.After all, you can now get 10 years behind bars for piracy.The boy, who can t be named for legal reasons, sent a tweet to American Airlines on February 13th last year reading, One of those lovely Boeing airplanes has a tick, tick, ticking in it.Hurry gentlemen, the clock is ticking.A similar message was sent by the boy to Delta Air Lines on the same day.He was also involved in a cyberattack on SeaWorld, which reportedly cost the ever-honourable company around $465,000 £353,000 , as well as ones against the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa, Iraq's foreign ministry and the Chinese government.
A 16-year-old from Plymouth with mad computer skills has been handed a surprisingly lenient sentence of a two-year rehabilitation order, despite causing chaos with a string of online threats and cyberattacks.After all, you can now get 10 years behind bars for piracy.The boy, who can t be named for legal reasons, sent a tweet to American Airlines on February 13th last year reading, One of those lovely Boeing airplanes has a tick, tick, ticking in it.Hurry gentlemen, the clock is ticking.A similar message was sent by the boy to Delta Air Lines on the same day.He was also involved in a cyberattack on SeaWorld, which reportedly cost the ever-honourable company around $465,000 £353,000 , as well as ones against the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa, Iraq's foreign ministry and the Chinese government.
A quantum computer isn t like the PC on your desk or the phone in your pocket.It stores data in what s called a qubit, and thanks to the principle of superpositione, each qubit can store a 1 and a 0 at the same time.That means two qubits can store four values at once: 00, 01, 10, and 11.And if we keep adding qubits, we can build a machine that s exponentially more powerful than today s classical models.We haven t quite done this yet, but we have prototypes.Google Tests New Crypto in Chrome to Fend Off Quantum Attacks
What do a Welsh mezzo-soprano, a castle in the southwest of England, and a quantum computer in Los Angeles have in common?Answer: they all teamed up recently for a musical performance that, according to its creator, represents the first computer music algorithm implemented on a quantum computer and the first live use of explicit quantum processes in an artistic piece.Essentially the idea behind the performance was to give an astonishingly powerful quantum computer the opportunity to create music alongside a trained human classical singer.In a 15-minute piece, broken into three different movements, mezzo-soprano Juliette Pochin had her voice sent across the internet to the quantum D-Wave machine at the University of South California s Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey.There are three subsystems involved , organizer Alexis Kirke, senior research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research at England s Plymouth University, told Digital Trends.The laptop has a sound generator and communications server in the room with Juliette.
The last 17-inch Asus ROG laptop we reviewed at TechSpot was the massive G752VS, which packed an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 in a body that's 53mm thick and 4.36kg heavy.For those after something a bit more portable, perhaps the GL702VM is what you're looking for.The Asus ROG Strix GL702VM still packs a 17.3-inch 1080p display with G-Sync, however it swaps out the GTX 1070 and its massive cooling solution for the more modest GTX 1060.The result is a laptop that's 24mm thick at its thickest point, and just 2.73kg heavy.Asus has also toned down the 'gamer' style that plagued its bigger and heavier brother.The rest of the GL702VM's hardware is about what you'd expect for a gaming laptop.
There s a problem with our laundry and it doesn t matter what detergent we use.Synthetic fabrics in our clothing release up to 700,000 microscopic plastic fibers every time we do a load of laundry.Environmentalists have posited the problem, but now researchers at Plymouth University have proven that it happens, according to Gizmodo.The Plymouth study, published in Marine Pollution Bulletin, considered the mass, quantity, and size of microplastic fibers that are dumped into the water supply when synthetic fabrics are washed at normal temperatures.Measuring the number of fibers released from 13 pound loads of clothing of various fabrics found that polyester-cotton blend fabric released 138,000 strands, polyester releases 496,000 fiber strands, and acrylic sheds up to 729,000 fibers.The numbers were determined by measuring the post-wash wastewater under an electron microscope.
It isn t yet clear how close of a brush the United States is going to have with powerful, dangerous Hurricane Matthew.What is clear, in the minds of meteorologists tracking the storm, is that the entire East Coast needs to be on alert.Matthew is currently unleashing Category 4 fury over Haiti, after which it s expected to meander north across eastern Cuba and the Bahamas.After its run-in with Cuba, Klotzbach says, exceptionally warm waters and favorable upper level winds over the Bahamas look reasonably conducive to the storm staying strong.GIF Latest forecast cone for Hurricane Matthew.By Thursday, Matthew will be on eastern Florida s doorstep.
Following in the footsteps of the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060, Nvidia has unveiled the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.Pitched as graphics cards for e-sports players, or those looking to upgrade an off-the-shelf PC from the likes of Dell or HP, the Pascal-based GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are priced to move at just £115/€125/$109 and £139/€130/$139 respectively.Both cards are due to launch on October 25.At those prices, the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are in direct competition with AMD's RX 460, which costs £99/$99 for a 2GB version, and $129/£135 for a 4GB version.In theory, Nvidia's cards should be a wee bit faster, with the 1050 Ti in particular sporting some great specs for the money.Those include 768 CUDA cores, 4GB of GDDR5 memory with 112GB/s of bandwidth, and a boost clock of 1392MHz.
Chicago startup InContext Solutions has raised $15.2 million from Intel Capital and others to create virtual reality solutions for retailers and manufacturers.Intel Capital announced the deal at its annual Intel Capital Summit today.Other investors include Beringea, Plymouth Ventures, and existing investors.InContext helps retailers visualize what their store shelves will look like in a simulated retail store.The investment is one of 12 companies that Intel Capital poured $38 million into.The round will help the company accelerate sales and marketing efforts, expand its geographic reach, and improve its VR product portfolio, including further development of solutions for head-mounted devices.This latest round of funding gives us strong strategic backers who share our vision of even more robust, fully immersive virtual reality solutions for retail, said Mark Hardy, CEO of InContext, in a statement.We have long been a leader in web-based VR, and this investment allows us to aggressively develop our VR platform, further lowering costs and improving speed and revenue for our clients.
Virtual reality offers businesses the ability to see consumer habits in digital environments before committing the resources to actually building out those environments in the real world.For InContext Solutions, a major market opportunity that they ve been able to isolate is giving retailers the opportunity to test and explore new in-store retail concepts inside virtual reality.Today, the company announced that it has closed a $15.2 million round of funding led by Intel Capital and Beringea.The company has raised about $40 million to date.Previous investors include Plymouth Venture Partners and Hyde Park Venture Partners.The company has largely relied on WebVR solutions previously but is looking to use this funding to more seriously approach the use of virtual reality headsets.
Golfs have always been for the young and the rebellious.We ve been down Plymouth seafront, man, we ve seen it.Alright Chris Goffey, chill out.It just looks like a Golf, though.This is effectively a mid-life refresh, so the external tweaks are pretty minor: LED lights and snazzy exhaust housings, etc.There are selectable modes for the display, with premium models like the GTI or hybrid GTE getting red and blue themes.
The 1050 Ti is the card that perhaps best represents the progress that Nvidia has made with its Pascal architecture this year.A supremely efficient yet Full HD-capable card for under £150 represents incredible value and will slot nicely into pretty much any system that needs an affordable gaming performance boost.Rival card manufacturers will all use roughly the same form factor, creating single-slot, PCI-Express-powered cards that will fit into compact and low-cost builds.Perhaps more importantly, the 1050 Ti is also pitched perfectly at gamers who are using a desktop PC with no graphics card at all.As long as there's room in the case and a PCI-E slot on the motherboard, you're good to go.The 1050 Ti chip is based on Nvidia s Pascal GPU design, a recipe that s already created a potent 2016 lineup for Nvidia that includes the GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060.
Almost 400 years after the Pilgrims celebrated their first Thanksgiving, archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the original 1620 settlement in Plymouth, Mass.Researchers from UMass Boston s Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research made the find on Burial Hill in Plymouth.Burial Hill includes a cemetery that was thought to be part of the original settlement, according to the Boston Globe, although the site had never been dug by archaeologists before.A team led by Fiske Center Associate Director David Landon were thrilled to discover 17th-century artifacts such as pottery, tins, trade beads and musket balls.The artifacts were discovered around so-called post and ground construction – holes for wood where structures once stood.Soon, they discovered the remains of a calf buried in a pit.
HMS Duncan has finally set off from Plymouth after technical issues meant the warship had to be kind of embarrassingly towed back to land after leaving for NATO duties.The £1 billion Royal Navy ship set sail to a European port after training exercises near Plymouth last week.But members of the public spotted the ship being towed back two days later.A Ministry of Defence spokesman reportedly said it had experienced technical issues and was brought back to Plymouth as a precautionary measure .HMS Duncan is one of six Type 45 vessels commissioned by the Ministry of Defence at a cost of £1 billion each.It is designed to protect other warships from missile and air attack.
FILE - This June 27, 2006, file photo, shows a 17th century costumed role player, who called himself Samuel Fuller, in a 1627 Pilgrim Village at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Mass.The group said it s also trying to dispel myths about how the settlers interacted with Native Americans.As the U.S. gears up to mark the 400th anniversary of its roots as a nation, leading scholars from around the globe are teaming up to dispel myths and challenge long-held assumptions about how the country was settled.Their group, New England Beginnings, is using phone apps and searchable online archives to help set the record straight about the early 1600s — and fill in some important knowledge gaps."All many people know is that the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth in 1620, Boston was started in 1630, and then in 1776 we had a revolution," said Rose Doherty, president of the Partnership of Historic Bostons, a group devoted to the 17th-century history of the city and the much-older Boston in Lincolnshire on the east coast of England.But this is something historians grapple with all the time," said Francis Bremer, a professor emeritus of history at Pennsylvania's Millersville University and the coordinator of New England Beginnings.
The Trump Administration is breaking with tradition on so many fronts— to foreign diplomats, say, or imposing travel restrictions on the adherents of —that it seems noteworthy when it exhibits some continuity with American custom.And so let us focus for a moment, before the President s next disorienting tweet, on yesterday s news that construction of the will be restarted, a development that fits in perfectly with one of this country s oldest cultural practices, going back to the days of Plymouth Rock: repressing Native Americans.Just to rehash the story briefly, this pipeline had originally been set to carry its freight of crude oil under the Missouri River, north of Bismarck.But the predominantly white citizens of that town objected, pointing out that a spill could foul their drinking water.So the pipeline s parent company, Energy Transfer Partners, remapped the crossing for just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.This piece of blatant elicited a remarkable reaction, eventually drawing representatives of more than two hundred Indian nations from around the continent to a great encampment at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers, near where the pipeline was set to go.
53 years ago, the Ford Mustang burst onto the scene and changed the game forever.A revamped 2018 model is due out later this year, and even though it’s technically a mid-cycle refresh and not a new generation, there’s plenty to digest.Thus far, the design has proved quite polarizing.The headlights are smaller than the current offerings, and they each get three short strips of LED daytime running lights.A redesigned bumper and horizontal turn signals round out the updates up front, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that the current model looks, well, meaner.The revamped Mustang is actually the first Ford product to get one, but for more on the car’s interior gadgetry, scroll down to this roundup’s Technology section.
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