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Mozilla's new logo is 20 years out of date, does nothing to address why people don't use Firefox

Mozilla's new logo is 20 years out of date, does nothing to address why people don't use Firefox Yesterday, Mozilla, the nonprofit organization behind Firefox, announced its new “brand experience” and visual guidelines.I respect that Mozilla wanted a logo that was easy for people to mash up and use.

Nintendo confirms the Switch won't run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p

Nintendo confirms the Switch won't run Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 1080p Looking at the Switch, I suspect what we’ll see from Breath of the Wild will represent the best-case optimization for the Switch.During the Wii U run-up, in contrast, Nintendo was eager to talk about its customization and the design of the platform.

NASA and NOAA confirm 2016 was the warmest year on record

NASA and NOAA confirm 2016 was the warmest year on record This is the third consecutive year when global temperatures hit record highs.This data goes all the way back to when scientists started tracking global temperatures in the 1880s.

AT&T shuts down 2G network, ending support for original iPhone

AT&T shuts down 2G network, ending support for original iPhone However, this move is a dagger to the heart of some devices — for example, the original iPhone from 2007.There were a number of compromises necessary with the original iPhone to make it a viable smartphone.

What is the Fermi Paradox?

What is the Fermi Paradox? The so-called Fermi Paradox comes up whenever we talk about the search for life outside our solar system, but what does the Fermi Paradox say about our place in the universe?It includes factors for the number of stars, the probability of habitable planet formation, the development of intelligent life, and so on.

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ET deals: Get a VPN Unlimited lifetime subscription for 94% off And for a limited time, you can save hundreds on a subscription to VPN Unlimited.With your subscription, you’ll be able to use unlimited data over an encrypted connection.

Why can't Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right?

Why can't Microsoft get Windows 10 updates right? No single OS feature touches more users than Windows Update.It’s easy to blame the problems with Update on the massive variety of hardware, and decades of legacy software, that Microsoft feels compelled to support in Windows.

Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series

Hands on with BMW's self-driving 5 Series And BMW actively plans to make the most of the free time afforded the drivers as well as the passengers.This self-driving BMW employed existing technology to show what’s possible even today.

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit

Analyst: Apple will offer Kaby Lake MacBook Pros with 32GB RAM this year, but battery life could take a hit Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with KGI Securities is predicting that Apple will refresh the MacBook Pro this year, with both Kaby Lake processors and a substantial RAM upgrade.At present, all Kaby Lake chips are listed as supporting some combination of DDR4, LPDDR3, and DDR3L, with no mention of LPDDR4.

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses

FTC sues Qualcomm over chip licensing strategy, alleges antitrust abuses In its brief, the FTC argues that Qualcomm used its position to extort higher royalties from smartphone manufacturers.The FTC asserts that Qualcomm enforces a “No license, no chips,” policy in which it will not sell parts to a cell phone manufacturer unless the manufacturer agrees to its patent and licensing terms.

Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do

Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do A few weeks ago, sharp-eyed users spotted something new in a Windows 10 Insider Preview build — reference to a new “Game Mode.But a new investigation suggests the new feature won’t make much difference for the vast majority of Windows 10 gamers.

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has passed away

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has passed away Yesterday, on Martin Luther King Day, the last man to set foot on the moon passed away.That left Cernan as the pilot and Thomas Stafford as the command pilot on Gemini 9A.

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018

The F-35 program is once again in trouble, with full flight tests delayed until at least 2018 The Pentagon has released its end-of-year progress report on the F-35, and once again, the news isn’t very good.” The Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) has been in SDD since 2001 and was expected to complete that process this year.

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017

Microsoft warns Windows 7 is dangerously insecure in 2017 Although, Microsoft says the public patches might not be enough to keep Windows 7 safe anyway.Markus Nitschke, the head of Windows at Microsoft Germany posted a rundown of the situation on Microsoft’s Technet site.

A pirated World of Warcraft legacy server project takes a turn for the bizarre

A pirated World of Warcraft legacy server project takes a turn for the bizarre Over the last nine months, we’ve discussed the fate of the legacy server Nostalrius.But the Nostalrius’ story was big enough that Blizzard agreed to meet the team in question, inviting them to company HQ and discussing the possibility of a legacy server project.

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US

Trump blasts BMW for, er, building almost 50,000 more cars in the US than it sells in the US In verbal retaliation, Germany’s economy minister said the US needs to build better-quality cars if it wants to sell overseas.The reality is that BMW already builds a lot of cars here — thousands more than it sells in the US.

Nintendo says the Switch won't replace the 3DS

Nintendo says the Switch won't replace the 3DS Ever since Nintendo declared that the Switch would be a hybrid tablet/console that you can take on the go or play from home, there’s been chatter about what the new console would mean for Nintendo’s 3DS.Now that the Switch has formally been unveiled, general consensus has been that the tablet is an amazing improvement over the Nintendo 3DS or New 3DS, but only a modest step forward compared with the Wii U.

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ET deals: Get four machine learning and artificial intelligence courses for $39 Curious about the nitty-gritty of artificial intelligence and machine learning?Next, “Unsupervised machine learning hidden Markov models in Python” has about four and a half hours of content in 40 different lessons.

USDOT forms wide-ranging blue-ribbon federal automation advisory panel

USDOT forms wide-ranging blue-ribbon federal automation advisory panel The new committee “will play a critical role in sharing best practices, challenges, and opportunities in automation, and will open lines of communication so stakeholders can learn and adapt based on feedback from each other.More:  New DOT Secretary Elaine Chao to guide EV, autonomous vehicle programs The committee has 25 members from business, universities, social interest groups, and city governments.

Warner Bros.’ ‘Green Lantern Corps’ To Feature John Stewart, Hal Jordan

, and DC are finally moving forward with a new big screen version of the Green Lantern.Deadline reports that David Goyer and Justin Rhodes have been brought on to write the script for Green Lantern Corps, which’ll star not one but two famous Earthbound Green Lanterns: Hal Jordan and John Stewart.