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Nov 26, 2019

Samsung’s roadmap for Android 10 update leaks online

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Samsung’s leaked Android 10 roadmap has a lot of blanks which raise questions about many devices and there should be an official confirmation soon.

Nov 26, 2019

Using light to generate order in an exotic material

Posted by in categories: materials, physics

Physics experiment with ultrafast laser pulses produces a previously unseen phase of matter.

Nov 26, 2019

Podcast #38: Science Fiction, The Evolutionary Mythology of The Future, with Tom Lombardo

Posted by in category: futurism

“Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.”– Arthur C. Clarke.

Nov 26, 2019

Almost 60% Of Malicious Ads Come from Three Ad Providers

Posted by in category: security

In Confiant’s “Demand Quality Report for Q3 2019”, the ad fraud and security company analyzed 120 billion ad impressions between January 1st and September 20th that flowed through their systems in order to provide a breakdown of different malicious ad campaigns.

While Confiant’s report also discussed low quality ads and banner ads that appear in video slots, we will focus on the detected malicious ads and the campaigns that utilize them.

A malicious ad is defined by Confiant as one that performs unwanted behavior such as a forced redirect to scams, cryptojacking, or ads that infect a visitor’s device.

Nov 26, 2019

New Crypto-Stealing Malware Infected 80,000 Computers, Microsoft Says

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode

Microsoft security analysts reveal that cryptocurrency-stealing malware “Dexphot” already infected 80,000 computers earlier this year.

Microsoft reveals that new crypto-stealing malware “Dexphot” already infected 80,000 devices earlier this year.

Nov 26, 2019

Japan and Singapore Grant CRISPR Patents to Merck

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Merck now holds 22 CRISPR-related patents worldwide across nine different geographies.

- Patents cover Paired Cas9 Nickase CRISPR genome-editing technology to advance gene therapy and research.

DARMSTADT, Germany, Nov. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that the Japan Patent Office and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore have each allowed the company’s patent application for the use of paired CRISPR nickases, bringing Merck’s number of patents to 22 worldwide.

Nov 26, 2019

Inside the Boeing Orca XLUUV unmanned submarine

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI

The US Navy has awarded Boeing contracts worth a total of $274.4m to produce five Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs). Based on Boeing’s Echo Voyager prototype UUV, the 15.5m-long submersible could be used for mine countermeasures, anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, electronic warfare and strike missions. Berenice Baker finds out more.

Nov 26, 2019

Low-impact treadmill

Posted by in category: futurism

Apparently the world needed an underwater treadmill…

Nov 26, 2019

Michelin unveils airless 3D-printed tires that last virtually forever

Posted by in category: 3D printing

The Michelin Vision tire concept does not need to be inflated, is specifically manufactured through 3D printing, and is biodegradable.

Nov 26, 2019

Microsoft says new Dexphot malware infected more than 80,000 computers

Posted by in categories: cryptocurrencies, cybercrime/malcode

Microsoft security engineers detailed today a new malware strain that has been infecting Windows computers since October 2018 to hijack their resources to mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers.

Named Dexphot, this malware reached its peak in mid-June this year, when its botnet reached almost 80,000 infected computers.

Since then, the number of daily infections has been slowly going down, as Microsoft claims it deployed countermeasures to improve detections and stop attacks.