A panel of federal judges has voted to uphold the FCC s Open Internet Order to treat Internet service providers as common carrier utility service providers subject to anti-blocking and discrimination rules.The ruling is likely to be appealed by AT, Comcast, Verizon and other telecom companies to the Supreme Court, but it represents a major victory for net neutrality advocates and the FCC.After a decade of debate and legal battles, today s ruling affirms the commission s ability to enforce the strongest possible internet protections — both on fixed and mobile networks — that will ensure the internet remains open, now and in the future, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said in a statement."Today s ruling is a victory for consumers and innovators who deserve unfettered access to the entire web.Besides prohibiting blocking, throttling and paid prioritization the FCC is also considering additional privacy protections that would limit the data ISPs can mine and share about their customers.The practice of "zero rating" is not affected by the Open Internet Order, however.
Deadpool s love of Bea Arthur has been a long-running joke in the comics, and one that got the most subtle lip service in Merc with a Mouth s hit movie thanks to the late Golden Girls actress appearing on one of Wade Wilson s tank tops.The film s commentary tracks have revealed that Reynolds made a $10,000 payment to use Arthur s likeness in the film; however, the money didn t go to Arthur s estate, but instead an undisclosed charity.But the only reason the team behind Deadpool got to the stage of making that donation was Ryan Reynold s own determination to include the homage.Saks noted that because it was Reynolds himself who showed up to ask, he and his brother were much more open to allowing Deadpool to use Arthur s likeness:I was on Dharma & Greg on Stage 21 at Fox when Ryan was on Stage 20 doing Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place.He was always a nice guy, and the fact that it was him gave it more weight with me and my brother, Matthew.A lot of effort for one tiny gag, but clearly worth it for Reynolds— as well as many Deadpool fans, I m sure.
On Sunday, 12 June, a Twitter account called Anonymous Africa claimed responsibility for launching a series of distributed-denial-of-service DDoS attacks against the broadcaster's websites in a protest of alleged news censorship.The spokesperson also branded the Anonymous-linked hacker a "coward" for attacking the news organisation however it remains unclear if the attack was launched by a single person or was the result of a group effort.In an update to followers, the hacker posted a link to an Al-Jazeera news article from May this year that covered the state media's decision to stop showing anti-government protests in a move that critics feared would make the broadcaster little more than a government mouthpiece.On 11 June, just prior to the launch of the DDoS attack, the hacker tweeted: "Later today the SABC will be subjected to a protest it cannot censor.The Anonymous Africa hacktivist directed the cyberattacks at the websites of SABC's main TV channel alongside radio stations 5FM and SAFM, which the hacker claimed were offline for roughly four hours.which at the time of writing contains more than 80% of approval votes from over 600 people.
Microsoft has revised its Xbox One controller once again.The Xbox One S is a new console from Microsoft that will come with an updated version of the system s gamepad.It features a textured grip that the company is positioning as offering a better, more comfortable sensation.The extended range means that you can have your Xbox One stored away behind gear or perhaps you could even have an Xbox One Wireless dongle plugged into your PC in a different room and then stream those games to your PC over a device like the Steam Link or Nvidia Shield.This is the third controller revision for the Xbox One.The company launched the controller in November 2013 alongside the system.In 2015, it introduced a version with a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, better buttons, and higher-quality thumbsticks.
Facebook has learned that some things aren t worth doing if you don t do them right.Over the weekend, the social network made a happy independence day graphic for users in the Philippines of which there are about 52 million to share to commemorate the country s 1898 independence from Spain.That s all very nice, except it got the colors of the flag wrong and Philippine law mandates that the flag s colors are only inverted—with red on top and blue on bottom instead of the other way around—when the country is at war.And yes, people noticed.Facebook has said it s sorry for declaring a state of war in the Philippines, saying the flag issue was unintentional.If it makes Facebook feel any better, it s not alone in making this gaffe, and there have been even more embarrassing circumstances.
We ll be bringing you a liveblog, direct from the floor of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, where Apple executives will give updates on iOS, Mac OS X, watchOS, and many other software, service, and hardware products.See our full rundown of what to expect from WWDC.So, tune in at 8:50am pacific or 11:50am eastern to follow our coverage.So, yeah, we re going to liveblog it.It sort of acts as a running commentary during a sports event That s right, Howard Cosell was the original liveblog host and it s a great way to access the deep knowledge of WIRED experts.Speaking of which, we ll have our regular liveblog team of David Pierce and Brian Barrett keeping us up to date on all the news as it happens.
Xbox One Slim E3 2016 LeakWith less than 24 hours to go before Microsoft s E3 2016 press conference, an image of the Xbox One Slim or Xbox One S has leaked online at NeoGAF.READ MORE: Our 9 most anticipated games of E3 2016As was originally reported by Kotaku last month, the new Xbox One is 40% smaller than the original, features a 2TB hard drive, 4K Ultra HD video support, High Dynamic Range, a streamlined controller and a vertical stand.Although the image didn t give any indications as to a release date, the slim console is expected to launch in August.Microsoft is also said to be working on an upgraded Xbox One with a faster processor and Oculus Rift support.There s a chance we will see both the Slim console and the upgraded console at tomorrow s event in Los Angeles.Sony decided to forego a big E3 unveiling for its high-end PS4, opting to announce it via a Financial Times interview instead.
Credit: DynaOpticsA Silicon Valley startup says it's developed a better lens for smartphone photography -- one that produces clearer images without the distortion often seen in photos from competing lenses.The secret to DynaOptics' Oowa lens is a proprietary manufacturing process that produces what the company calls a freeform lens.Typical lenses produce a circle, which in many cases can cause distortion around the edges of images.She took handheld photographs of a target with three competing lenses - from left: a cheap $20 clip-on lens, the more expensive OlloClip lens, and a lens from Moment.Li Han Chan Close ups of the top left circle from each of the test images.This isn't a conclusive lab test, but I tried it several times with Chan and the results were the same each time.
Amazon is launching a full online supermarket service in the UK.It's starting with its Amazon Prime customers in central and east London but plans to expand to more areas.Business correspondent Emma Simpson reports.
Nathan Drake found a big ol bucket of gold doubloons for Sony Interactive Entertainment, as Uncharted looks like it sold a few PlayStation 4 consoles as well as a ton of copies of the blockbuster hit.Consumers spent $528.6 million on new gaming-related products at physical retailers in the United States last month, according to tracking firm The NPD Group.Overwatch, Doom, and Uncharted 4 all launched to critical acclaim.Collectively, May 2016 new launches sold nearly double in unit sales and 108 percent more in dollars as new launches last May.As we head into E3 2016, it is encouraging to see such a healthy install base of the Xbox One and PS4, which currently have 43 percent higher cumulative unit sales than their predecessors at the same point in their lifecycles, said Callahan.These monthly NPD reports only keep data on a small part of the industry.This could because consumers decided to pick up Minecraft for $20 with the new PS4 they bought to play Uncharted 4.In fact, every game on this list sold better on PS4 than Xbox One except for Call of Duty.Doom and Overwatch round out the top three — although Overwatch probably sold a ton on PC through publisher Blizzard s Battle.net, as the company said it had 7 million players a week in its first week.In May 2016, gaming hours on Xbox One more than doubled compared to last year, driven by the launches of Overwatch and Doom as well as the addition of Call of Duty: Black Ops to the catalog of Xbox 360 titles playable on Xbox One, Xbox marketing vice president Mike Nichols said in a statement provided to GamesBeat.GamesBeat also reached out to Nintendo, but it did not share details about its hardware sales.
To reduce the spread of the subjects, researchers test a method to bind them to the ground with cement. - There are some methods that work on a smaller scale for one of the substances, PFOS, but the problem is that there are a whole range of PFAS and we do not yet know how the methods work for other PFAS, which is also toxic, says Lutz Ahrens, associate professor SLU. The goal is to develop a technique for stabilizing PFAS in soils, so that the hazardous substances will not spread further, and to evaluate methods for purification of groundwater. To keep the PFAS in the soil, and avoid further spread, glancing scientists on a method previously used for other types of pollution. It involves mixing cement, blast furnace slag from the steel industry and some form of organic binder, such as activated carbon. The contaminated soil is excavated, the additives are mixed in and then the mixture can be used as a construction material, for example in a kajbyggnation.
See larger image A 64-bit beast20 years ago this month, Nintendo launched its first 64-bit console, the Nintendo 64, in Japan.With this anniversary in mind, I thought it would be fun to open one of these dark-gray beauties on my workbench to see what makes it tick.Out of all the consoles I ve disassembled, I ve never taken apart an N64 until now.The Nintendo 64 shipped with a feature unlike any before it: the ability to increase the amount of system RAM via a plug-in module, which can be installed in a bay near the front of the unit.To take apart the Nintendo 64, you have to remove six of these stubborn screws one of which can be seen here, inset right .That forms an impression of the screw head in the plastic that can then be used to unscrew them.
Howard Sochurek/The LIFE Premium Collection/Getty ImagesDomed if you do: Fuller s geodesic design was a symbol of US powerIN 1927 the suicidal manager of a building materials company, Richard Buckminster Bucky Fuller, stood by the shores of Lake Michigan and decided he might as well live.And share it he did, tirelessly for over half a century, with houses hung from masts, cars with inflatable wings, a brilliant and never-bettered equal-area map of the world, and concepts for massive open-access distance learning, domed cities and a new kind of playful, collaborative politics.He grasped in his bones the dynamism of the universe Indeed, Fuller s comprehensive anticipatory design scientists are ten-a-penny these days.In You Belong to the Universe, Jonathon Keats, himself a critic, artist and self-styled experimental philosopher , looks hard into the mirror to find what of his difficult and sometimes pantaloonish hero may still be traced in the lineaments of your oh-so-modern design futurist .A child of the aviation era, he used materials sparingly, focusing entirely on their tensile properties and on the way they stood up to wind and weather.He puts his subject into context, works hard to establish what would and would not be reasonable for him to know and imagine, and explains why the history of built and manufactured things turned out the way it has, sometimes fulfilling, but more often thwarting, Fuller s vision.
Antalet överbelastningsattacker som når över 100Gbps har mångdubblats under första kvartalet i år.Under årets första kvartal rapporterades 19 ddos-attacker med en styrka på över 100Gbps.Det är ett nytt rekord, och nästan fyra gånger så många som kvartalet innan, enligt en rapport från Akamai."Tidigare har väldigt få attacker som genererats av booter-/stresserverktyg gått över 100Gpbs-strecket", skriver Akamai i den senaste upplagan av rapporten State of the Internet.Under kvartalet har Akamai uppmätt två attacker där hackarna skickat fler än 50 miljoner paket i sekunden på sina offer.Totalt sett ökade antalet ddos-attacker med 22,5 procent jämfört med förra kvartalet, och med hela 125 procent jämfört med första kvartalet 2015.
Hmmm.Like it or loathe it, the beautiful game will be inescapable for the next month, as the world's attention okay, Europe s turns to the continent s greatest competition -- Eurovision aside, of course -- already dubbed by some as 'The Other Brexit'.Gordon Strachan, your witticisms will be missed.Think about this, Roy Hodgson was a teenage whippersnapper the last time the Three Lions did something of note on the pitch.For a full look at the fixtures, including the channel that each group game is being broadcast on, make like Phil Babb and power on down to the foot of this post.Now s the time to hassle your office manager into fixing that crappy Wi-Fi connection.
Image copyrightThe Federal Bureau of Investigations warned US banks about potential cyber threats following the hacking of Bangladesh's central bank.The message warned of a "malicious cyber group" that had already targeted foreign banks.The FBI sent out its warning to US banks on 23 May.The Bureau said it would not comment on these alerts, but a spokesman added: "The FBI routinely advises private industry of various cyber threat indicators observed during the course of our investigations.This data is provided in order to help systems administrators guard against the actions of persistent cyber criminals."Early this year, hackers used the Bangladesh central bank's Swift credentials to siphon money to accounts in the Philippines.
Investors in Preply s seed round include Arthur Kosten ex-CMO at Booking.com , Polish VC RTAventures, and founder & CEO of DocPlanner, Mariusz Gralewski.All of that combined produces self-learning ranking algorithm that pushes the best tutors up and meanwhile enables young stars new tutors without students still to be visible and be able to get new students, it says.It s not currently breaking out what the revenue share is.Languages are the most popular categories, although the marketplace is not exclusively focused on this unlike, for example, tutoring platform Verbling — offering tutoring in other subjects including art, science, maths and music.Step by step local tutoring is going to online, Preply argues, pointing to the pull factors of lower organisational costs, access to global knowledge and arbitrage between countries, allowing for a students to choose a less expensive tutor who is able to offer lessons at a lower price because they live in a different part of the world.We believe that we have a very strong technical team and early focus on international markets rather than the U.S. only that will help us compete with these well-established players, it adds.
Kuva: YouTube.com / Emojipedia / kuvakaappausPian monet puhtaan ja terveellisen ruoan ystävät voivat lopettaa vihanpitonsa älypuhelimien emojeita suunnittelevia henkilöitä kohtaan: avokado-emojin ilmestyminen ei jää vain puheen tasolle, vaan se on oikeasti tulossa.Unicode eli esimerkiksi tietokoneissa ja älypuhelimissa oleva merkkistandardi päivitetään 21. kesäkuuta, jolloin laitteistot alkavat tukea 72:ta uutta emojia.Uusissa emojeissa on mukana avokadon lisäksi muun muassa face palm -emoji, selfie, kuolanaama, kilistelevät kuohuviinilasit, nyrkkeilyhanskat ja pekoni.Vaikka Unicode päivittyy 21. kesäkuuta, uudet emojit eivät ole välittömästi käyttövalmiit, sillä Apple, Google ja Microsoft voivat vasta tuolloin lisätä niitä järjestelmiinsä, BBC kertoo.Kesäkuun alussa Facebook päivitti emojiensa ulkonäköä.Virallinen ulkonäkö selviää 21. kesäkuuta.
View photosMorePeople pose for pictures with the emblem of Deutsche Bank during the bank's annual general meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, May 19, 2016.REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachFRANKFURT Reuters - Deutsche Bank is discarding plans to set up a new digital banking service in the United States for fear of the move hampering a sweeping overhaul aimed at restoring the lender's fortunes after a damaging string of financial scandals.That strategy has involved a shake-up of information technology and internal processes, as well as cost-cutting measures including branch closures and job cuts.In last year's management reshuffle, Deutsche Bank made former operations chief Henry Ritchotte responsible for development of the new digital bank in the United States.Deutsche had said that it would spend up to 1 billion euros $1.14 billion on digital initiatives over the next five years.The memo said that Ritchotte and his group had developed an "excellent blueprint" and that Cryan would discuss new plans for the team.
Here s a plan to make that hole a lot less holey.For almost 10 years.There were some great ideas for what to do with the hell pit, like turn it into the world s deepest/scariest swimming pool, but eventually the city just planted more trees around it and tried to forget it ever happened.Image: Gensler Now the architecture firm Gensler has proposed a brand-new take on the Chicago Spire.Perhaps the architects need all that depth to bear the weight of the entire 2,000 foot building.Maybe visitors who board the special elevators to the sky deck will be plunged deep into the hole first before they re then rocketed up the supertall, like an architectural drop zone ride.