• ELECTRONICS
    US ‘likely’ to expand electronics ban to UK flights

    The ban would frustrate both business travellers and holidaymakers / Getty The US is considering expanding its electronics ban to all flights departing UK and European airports, according to a new report. Passengers travelling to the US would not be able to board a US-bound plane carrying any electronics larger than a mobile phone. Laptops, […]

  • COUPONS
    Warning over free shopping vouchers and coupons scam on Facebook

    If you see these vouchers on Facebook DO NOT click on the link Free shopping vouchers and gift coupons, which are being shared by thousands of people on Facebook have prompted a warning from the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre. The suspicious vouchers prompt users to click on links and open so-called ‘coupons’ […]

  • COMPUTERS
    ‘Crazy bad’ Windows bug used antivirus to infect computers

    The bug allowed cyber criminals to view, change, or delete data and create new accounts / REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton A recently discovered vulnerability in Windows has been described by security experts as “the worst Windows remote code execution in recent memory.” It allowed cyber criminals to remotely gain control of a computer running Microsoft’s desktop operating […]

  • CLOTHING
    My Student in Need: Requests for clothing

    From the creator of My Neighbor in Need, www.mystudentinneed.org is a website that provides a private and nurturing way for teachers and faculty members to ask for help for a Student in Need and a way for the community to give back. .Seventh-grade boy, age 13, is in need of clothing and tennis shoes. We […]

  • NEWS
    North Korea’s mystery islands: Man-made keys could be new nuclear launch sites

    North Korea is at it again. Or rather, it is continuing what it started five years ago. Artificial islands have been discovered surrounding Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a missile development and testing site roughly 70 miles northwest of Pyongyang. Satellite images suggest the islands are home to military installations and have been under development for […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Nanofridge could keep quantum computers cool enough to calculate

    Even quantum computers need to keep their cool. Now, researchers have built a tiny nanoscale refrigerator to keep qubits cold enough to function. Classical computers require built-in fans and other ways to dissipate heat, and quantum computers are no different. Instead of working with bits of information that can be either 0 or 1, as […]

  • Home and garden events

    Boerner Botanical Gardens: Art at the Gardens Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org Mother’s Day Family Event. May 14. Garden Walk: Tulips. May 17. Garden Walk: Spring Flowering Trees. May 24. Burlington Area Garden Club: Annual sale of perennials, grasses and shrubs, 8:30-11:30 […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    New device can harvest indoor light to power electronics

    Enlarge / This probably isn’t the first lightbulb you’ve ever seen. We spend a fair bit of energy creating stray electromagnetic fields in order to make sure our cellular and WiFi devices are constantly fed with data. Every now and again, someone suggests that there must be a way to harvest these fields in order […]

  • COUPONS
    Drug makers use co-pay coupons to help mask their rising drug prices

    Drug maker-funded coupons and patient assistance programs are proving to be an uncertain and often questionable way for patients to afford what a new report shows are increasingly expensive specialty and other brand name drugs. Growth in drug spending by commercial and government insurance plans slowed last year to 5.8% — less than half the growth […]