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The battleship, the drone, and the chocolate chip cookies

Ars' Sean Gallagher remembers his singular contribution to drone warfare's development.

Say goodbye to the video store, hello to the non-profit foundation

How one of the last video stores turned non-profit with an eye on preservation.

Engineer at Boeing admits trying to sell space secrets to Russians

Seeking "relationship like on 'The Americans'," sold secrets to undercover FBI agent.

How Yahoo wrangles its giant private cloud

Every week it seems we hear about another large enterprise moving a major chunk of workloads to AWS or some other public cloud. Meanwhile, the private cloudmdash;once considered a vital part of the enterprisersquo;s futuremdash;gets no respect. “The enterprises that banked on private clouds a few years ago are now having second thoughts,” says InfoWorldrsquo;s David Linthicum in a recent post.I can assure you that Yahoo isnrsquo;t one of those enterprises.
InfoWorld recently interviewed Yahoorsquo;s VP of Cloud Services, Preeti Somal, who gave us an in-depth virtual tour of the companyrsquo;s enormous private cloud, which runs hundreds of thousands of servers worldwide, averages one terabit per second of traffic to over a billion monthly users, and accommodates roughly 50,000 build jobs per day.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Hang out with a hologram of Sir David Attenborough thanks to...

"Hands-on" experience Hold the World coming soon to London's Natural History Museum.

Ford’s Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is twice as efficient as the...

Beefy suspension and brakes, 38mpg, and stab-proof seats. What's not to like?

Go language group aims for a better newbie experience

Advocates of Google's Go have put together a working group to take the open source language forward in areas like installation and helping new users.The DXWG (Developer Experience Working Group) will work on streamlining the experience for first-time Go users.
Initial tasks include improving the Go installation experience, providing better guidelines to help new users, and offering guides on tooling and developer experiences, including editors and IDEs.[ The art of programming moves rapidly.
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Also planned are user studies to analyze friction points, and improvements to Go Tour and Go Playground.

The group's secondary goal is to better involve the Go community in charting the language's future.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Hieronymus Bosch action figures are the greatest thing from any dimension

Fantastical, mystical worlds of a Medieval Dutch artist are now in glorious plastic.

Here’s why the imminent test of Jeff Bezos’ BE-4 rocket engine...

A good test would prove the doubters wrong and further advance new space.

With “Age of Triumph,” Bungie wants to give Destiny players a...

Destiny’s final tour helps players confront the value of their successes.

A tour of iOS 10.3: Checking out APFS, the Settings app,...

New update is likely to be iOS 10's last hurrah.

Hands on with Android O—Snooze that notification and customize everything

A tour of Android's latest: snoozing notifications, settings revamp, lots of customization.