SpaceX launches 57 more Starlink satellites, lands rocket at sea

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched dozens of Starlink internet satellites and two small Earth-imaging satellites into orbit Friday (Aug. 7) in the second of what’s expected to be a series of Starlink rideshare missions. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying 57 SpaceX Starlink satellites, along with two BlackSky Global Earth-observation satellites, lifted off …

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Intel, ARM, IBM, AMD Processors Vulnerable to New Side-Channel Attacks

It turns out that the root cause behind several previously disclosed speculative execution attacks against modern processors, such as Meltdown and Foreshadow, was misattributed to ‘prefetching effect,’ resulting in hardware vendors releasing incomplete mitigations and countermeasures. Sharing its findings with The Hacker News, a group of academics from the Graz University of Technology and CISPA …

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The 308 SCA Semi-Caseless Ammunition by Wild Arms Research and Development

Since the dawn of firearms, mankind has always sought to reduce the weight of the load on the bearer of the weapon. Caseless ammunition was a major step in this direction beginning in 1848 by Walter Hunt and his “Rocket Ball” ammo. Jonathan at Wild Arms Research & Development (WARD) has taken another crack at …

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New Hyperledger Fabric Training Course Prepares Developers to Create Enterprise Blockchain Applications

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new training course, LFD272 – Hyperledger Fabric for Developers. LFD272, developed in conjunction with Hyperledger, is designed for developers who want to master Hyperledger Fabric chaincode – Fabric’s smart contracts – and application development.  

TFB Review: Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 Thermal Imaging Riflescope

Earlier this year we gave you a head’s up about the new upcoming products from Pulsar Thermal Imaging. Time flies and I’ve had the opportunity to examine and use both the Pulsar Accolade 2 LRF XP50 thermal binoculars and the Pulsar Trail 2 LRF XP50 thermal riflescope for a few months. This review will cover the …

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Space roar: NASA detected the loudest sound in the universe, but what is it?

In space, nobody can hear you scream, but with the right equipment, it is possible to detect a roar. That’s what scientists discovered back in 2006 when they began to look for distant signals in the universe using a complex instrument fixed to a huge balloon that was sent to space. The instrument was able …

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Researcher Demonstrates 4 New Variants of HTTP Request Smuggling Attack

A new research has identified four new variants of HTTP request smuggling attacks that work against various commercial off-the-shelf web servers and HTTP proxy servers. Amit Klein, VP of Security Research at SafeBreach who presented the findings today at the Black Hat security conference, said that the attacks highlight how web servers and HTTP proxy …

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Genki’s Covert Dock is the perfect dock for the Nintendo Switch — and other gadgets, too

The Nintendo Switch’s ability to quickly transition from portable to home console is definitely one of its major selling points, but Nintendo’s official dock never really made much sense with the portable nature of the Switch itself. Luckily, third-party accessory maker Genki created the Covert Dock, a device no larger than a smartphone USB charger …

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SpaceX’s Starship SN5 prototype soars on 1st test flight! ‘Mars is looking real,’ Elon Musk says

SpaceX just flew a full-size prototype of its Starship Mars-colonizing spacecraft for the first time ever. The Starship SN5 test vehicle took to the skies for about 40 seconds this afternoon (Aug. 4) at SpaceX’s facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica, performing a small hop that could end up being a big …

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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Louis Vuitton Blaster or Faux Fashion Disaster?

Welcome everyone to the 59th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have …

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