• NEWS
    Honda workers ‘betrayed’ by Swindon plant closure

    Workers at Honda’s factory in Swindon have been left feeling “betrayed” by the closure announcement, a union official has said. The firm confirmed it will shut the car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Factory worker Martin Huggins called the news “a sad day for Swindon”, while a Unite leader said […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Chinese Embassy hands over 44 computers to Mveso

    Chief Mandla Mandela and Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian Johannesburg – Schools around former President Nelson Mandela’s birthplace are set to have a major boost. On Monday, the Chinese Embassy in South Africa will hand over 44 computers to the community of Mveso in the Eastern Cape. Up to 22 of the computers […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?

    We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ­assistants, such as Google Home, ­Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri. Indeed, as they have proven capable of carrying out tasks such as ­playing music and setting alarms, we have been happy to ask them to do so. But […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers could write full, and wrong, news stories

    A research group backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights has released a paper showing that technology that can generate realistic news stories from little more than a headline suggestion is poised to advance rapidly in the coming years. OpenAI, the group backed by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, among others, was founded to research how to make […]

  • Alleged hacker who avoided extradition to US seeks return of computers

     Lauri Love was arrested in 2013. He continues to protest his innocence and has not been charged. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images A computer activist who successfully resisted attempts to extradite him to the US over alleged hacking has applied for the return of his confiscated computers, after the National Crime Agency confirmed he is still […]

  • CLOTHING
    Stunning in Skirts

    Fabric Matters Just like any other clothing, the type of fabric used for a skirt plays a key role for truly ‘rocking it.’ You cannot expect flowy georgette to stay in place, nor can you expect a heavy plaid skirt to give off the breezy vibe. Other than that, when picking cotton or mixed fabric […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    Protect your electronics with $28 off the AmazonBasics 12-outlet UPS

    The AmazonBasics 800VA 450W 12-outlet standby uninterruptible power supply is down to $51.99. It normally sells for around $80 and hasn’t dropped from that price since last year. If you’ve got a lot of devices, a home computer, or entertainment system, you should have it all plugged into a UPS like this. It helps protect your stuff […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Gardener seminars on hand at 40th Home & Garden Expo

    Local Master Gardeners will be on hand this weekend at the 40th annual Home and Garden Expo to give seminars on a variety of topics. There will be eight different seminars throughout the weekend, five on Saturday and three on Sunday. There will also be Jr. Master Gardener activities both days. Topics include plants that […]

  • HOME & GARDEN
    Registration open for Spring Home & Garden Fair

    You can register now for the 2019 Spring Home & Garden Fair on a first-come, first-served basis. The best booth locations go fast, and acting quickly will ensure you will have the location that will work best for you. The Fair will be Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, at the Diamond Z arena at the Cross Hollows Event Center, which has room for 75 booth spaces, provides […]

  • COMPUTERS
    New Malware Targets Apple Mac Computers to Steal and Mine Cryptos

    A recently discovered form of malware steals browser cookies and other information on victims’ Apple Mac computers to steal cryptocurrencies. Researchers at cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks published a report on Thursday, saying that the malware, dubbed “CookieMiner,” intercepts browser cookies related to cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service providers’ websites visited by the victims. The malicious code […]