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Day: September 26, 2020

This Solar-Powered Weather Station Is Stealthy, Accurate, and Works With Alexa

This Solar-Powered Weather Station Is Stealthy, Accurate, and Works With Alexa

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John BiggsWednesday 2:00PM•Filed to:WEATHER STATION26Save Weather stations are sort of like a pocket protector for your lawn. They tell the world that the person inside the house is kind of techy, kind of fascinated by the weather, and kind of a dork. Thanks to the Tempest from WeatherFlow, you can now hide your dorkiness with a device that looks more like a lamp than a clacking wind sensor attached to an android’s severed head. The Tempest is completely self-contained and has no moving parts. It connects to a base station inside the home and offers a light sensor for UV detection, a pressure sensor, a lightning detector with a 25-mile range, temperature and humidity sensors, and a sonic wind and rain sensor that can show the wind speed and direction. At $330 it’s pricier t...
This Hacked Coffee Maker Demands Ransom and Demonstrates a Terrifying Implication About the IoT

This Hacked Coffee Maker Demands Ransom and Demonstrates a Terrifying Implication About the IoT

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Alyse StanleyToday 4:19PM•Filed to:INTERNETOFTHINGSSave It’s no secret that the Internet of Things is full of insecure gadgets. All you need is one high profile incident to be flooded with terrifying headlines about how everything from robotic vacuum cleaners to smart sex toys can be hacked to spy on you. However, apparently some devices like Smarter’s IoT coffee machine can also be reprogrammed to go haywire and demand ransom from unsuspecting users. This week, Martin Hron, a researcher with the security firm Avast, reverse engineered a $250 Smarter coffee maker as part of a thought experiment to potentially uncover an important flaw in the infrastructure of smart devices.  “I was asked to prove a myth, call it a suspicion, that the th...
Lucid Air EV runs the quarter-mile in just 9.245 seconds

Lucid Air EV runs the quarter-mile in just 9.245 seconds

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Tesla promises sub 9.9-second times for the 'Plaid' Model S and Lucid fired back with this clip. Richard Lawler, @Rjcc11h ago 9Comments 226Shares  Lucid Motors Lucid Motors has made performance a selling point of its upcoming EV, and is directly challenging Tesla’s Model S. It’s already promised the Lucid Air will be capable of sub-10-second quarter mile times, and even showed a prototype’s 9.9-second run down the drag strip. Then Elon Musk opened up pre-orders for the triple-motor ‘Plaid’ Model S sedan, and said it would do a quarter mile in less than 9.9 seconds when it goes on sale next year. Just to keep pushing the bar, CNET Roadshow points out a tweet from Lucid showing an Air run that took just 9.245 second...
Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft’s OS history

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft’s OS history

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It even used a Mac-like theme as a placeholder. Jon Fingas, @jonfingas5h ago 4Comments 331Shares  Jeff Christensen/WireImage Microsoft is no stranger to Windows source code leaks, but a new incident might just provide insights into its history. Bleeping Computer and ZDNetreport that a 4chan user has posted what’s believed to be source code for Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows 2000, and Windows Server 2003. The files were circulating privately for years, according to the leaker, but are only becoming publicly available now — and they include some early work on Windows XP. The Verge noted that the code includes multiple unreleased themes from XP’s early development (when it was nicknamed Whistler), including a theme that conspic...
Malaysia’s ruling coalition wins first electoral test in Sabah – ALJAZEERA

Malaysia’s ruling coalition wins first electoral test in Sabah – ALJAZEERA

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Victory in Sabah state is likely to strengthen PM Muhyiddin Yassin’s position as he faces leadership challenge. Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's Perikatan Nasional coalition and its allies won 38 of the 73 seats up for grabs in Saturday's election [File: Lim Huey Teng/Reuters] 26 Sep 2020 Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s ruling coalition has won a key state election, in a vote that was widely seen as a referendum on his seven-month-old administration. The victory in Sabah state in Borneo is likely to strengthen Muhyiddin’s position as he faces a leadership challenge from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who said this week he had the parliamentary majority needed to overthrow the prime minister. KEEP READING Muhyiddin’s Perikatan Nasional (PN) co...
Deepika Padukone: Bollywood star questioned in Sushant Singh Rajput investigation

Deepika Padukone: Bollywood star questioned in Sushant Singh Rajput investigation

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Published9 hours ago image captionDeepika Padukone is one of Bollywood's highest-paid stars Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India's narcotics board in an investigation linked to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.Padukone was among six people - including two other actresses - to be summoned for questioning over the case.Rajput's girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly buying drugs for him - claims she has denied.The case has fuelled months of media coverage and speculation in India.The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) widened its investigation of the case on Saturday, questioning Padukone for six hours in Mumbai.Meanwhile, actresses Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor were questioned separately at another of NCB's offices. ...
GRS buktikan Sabah tolak sentimen anti-Malaya

GRS buktikan Sabah tolak sentimen anti-Malaya

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Oleh ABDUL HADI AB. MANAP27 September 2020, 1:17 am Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on whatsappShare on emailShare on telegram KOTA KINABALU: Kemenangan Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) dengan majoriti mudah 38 kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) membuktikan rata-rata rakyat Negeri di Bawah Bayu itu menolak sentime anti-Malaya yang dimainkan Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan). Terkini, Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR) memaklumkan, parti-parti yang mendukung GRS iaitu Perikatan Nasional (PN) menang 17 kerusi, Barisan Nasional (BN) 14 kerusi dan Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) tujuh kerusi. Keputusan penuh Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sabah kali ke-16 itu diumumkan Pengerusi SPR, Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh kira-kira pukul 12.30 tengah malam tadi. Beliau berkata, untuk Warisan pula, parti ...
Semua aku janji GRS akan ditunai segera – Muhyiddin

Semua aku janji GRS akan ditunai segera – Muhyiddin

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Oleh Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim - September 27, 2020 @ 12:30ammohd_iskandar@bh.com.my Perdana Menteri, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin melihat dari dekat perkembangan terkini keputusan Pilihan Raya Negeri Sabah di kediaman beliau malam tadi. KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin memberi jaminan, kerajaan negeri Sabah yang baharu di bawah Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS), akan mendapat sokongan padu daripada Kerajaan Persekutuan yang dipimpinnya. Perdana Menteri berkata, semua aku janji yang dibuat sepanjang tempoh berkempen pada Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) Sabah, akan ditunaikan dengan segera. "Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan mengucapkan setinggi tahniah kepada semua calon terpilih menjadi wakil rakyat bagi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) di Sabah dan diharap mereka akan mengambi...
SPR umum GRS menang 38 kerusi, bentuk kerajaan Sabah

SPR umum GRS menang 38 kerusi, bentuk kerajaan Sabah

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Oleh Ekhwan Haque Fazlul Haque - September 27, 2020 @ 1:09ambhnews@bh.com.my Pengerusi SPR, Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh (tengah) dalam sidang media sempena keputusan Pilihan Raya Negeri Sabah, malam ini. - Foto NSTP KOTA KINABALU: Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) secara rasmi, membentuk kerajaan negeri yang baharu di Sabah, selepas memenangi 38 kerusi dalam Pilihan Raya Negeri (PRN) semalam. GRS yang dianggotai Perikatan Nasional (PN) memenangi 17 kerusi, Barisan Nasional (BN) mendapat 14 kerusi, seterusnya Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) menawan tujuh kerusi. Pengumuman itu dibuat Pengerusi Suruhanjaya Pilihan Raya (SPR), Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh di Wisma Persekutuan, di sini, malam tadi. Abdul Ghani berkata, Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) memenangi 29 kerusi, manakala Par...