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Speed of poop: Big or small, mammals drop a deuce in...

Hydrodynamic model of defecation takes size, rectal pressure, and mucus into account.

Yik Yak is dead, long live Yik Yak

Founders not totally closing up shop, will “start tinkering around” for a while.

Legal war with Apple hits Qualcomm’s revenue projections

The legal fight between Apple and Qualcomm on licensing modem technology is turning uglier every day.Apple has filed lawsuits against Qualcomm in countries like the U.S., U.K., China and Japan, accusing the chipmaker of using its dominant market pos...

Internal Uber e-mail reveals Levandowski stepping down from self-driving car job

"I will be recused from all LiDAR-related work and management at Uber."

Acer Predator X27: 4K, HDR, and 144Hz G-Sync for the ultimate...

There's no price or release date just yet, but expect it to be very expensive.

Panasonic showcases the future of business innovation

Panasonic Business has created a showcase of its future technology at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, with many of the systems on show in Europe for the first time.
In response to recent market listening activities Panasonic invited over 100 guests, representing some of Europe’s biggest companies, to see first-hand a showcase of almost 50 different innovative technologies.This followed a number of strategic initiatives which saw Panasonic engage with the market to identify... Source: RealWire

FCC chief guts net neutrality under the banner of ‘freedom’

We can all rest easy.

Ajit Pai is going to restore the free and open internet we’ve been pining for, lo these past two years.In his speech at a FreedomWorks event this week, the FCC chief lamented the lost golden age of broadband, which we lived in before onerous net neutrality regulations were passed that mandated ISPs treat all internet traffic equally and forbid them from blocking or throttling users’ access to content.[ Read ‘em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]In the two years since the “serious mistake” of Title II classification was foisted upon the telecommunications industry, the country has been plagued by a decline in infrastructure investment, according to Pai.

The consequences are dire: Fewer Americans will have access to high-speed internet, there will be fewer jobs, less competition, and declining test scores—no wait, he failed to mention that last one. Regardless, net neutrality is the culprit.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Java 9’s AOT compiler: Use at your own risk

With the impending arrival of Java SE (Standard Edition) 9 this summer, developers will get more than modularity, which has been the most highly touted feature of the upgrade.

They'll also get an experimental implementation of AOT (ahead-of-time) compilation, which is intended to improve application startup times with limited impact on peak performance.Java ME (Micro Edition) has long supported AOT, but Java SE has not—a decision that Java's former owner, Sun Microsystems, made many years ago.[ Download InfoWorld's essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]Like Java 9's new modularity, AOT is drawing some mixed reviews from developers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Inside Formula E’s push for ever-better electric motors with Andretti and...

Even a tiny difference in the position of a sensor can make all the difference.

Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

Visa, MasterCard, and Symantec among dozens affected by "suspicious" BGP mishap.

Super-secure Pi-stuffed nomx email server box given a good probing

Researcher claims it's riddled with flaws.
Vendor denies it Security researchers claim to have uncovered a variety of serious security holes in a heavily touted secure email server technology. Nomx, the firm behind the device, strongly disputes the claims and has challenged researchers to a hacking challenge, involving the creation of an email account on a designated remotely hosted nomx device.…

IDG Contributor Network: Developing for the digitally transformed

Let’s make one thing clear. Whether you sell shoes, dishwashers or car insurance, technology is embedded in the fabric of your day to day, and most certainly in the interactions with your customers.I’m not here to tell you how important a digital transformation is for your business, because at this point, that ship has sailed. Having an app or user friendly website is no longer a competitive differentiator, it’s an enterprise standard.
In a digitally transformed world, the start line has shifted forward and consumer expectations for digital fitness are on an entirely new level that’s unreachable by simply hiring more developers or launching an in-store app.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here