Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. …

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bashtop – Awesome Linux resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, and network

There is a new kid in town for resource monitoring on Linux called bashtop. As the name suggests, the entire tool coded in the bash script itself that displays usage and stats for CPU, RAD, HDD/SSD, network, and other resources. Let us see how to install and use bashtop, which is an awesome Linux resource …

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US Government Warns of a New Strain of Chinese ‘Taidoor’ Virus

Intelligence agencies in the US have released information about a new variant of 12-year-old computer virus used by China’s state-sponsored hackers targeting governments, corporations, and think tanks. Named “Taidoor,” the malware has done an ‘excellent’ job of compromising systems as early as 2008, with the actors deploying it on victim networks for stealthy remote access. …

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TFB Review: Fourth Edition Vote 2020 Ruger 10/22 Collector’s Series Carbine

Ruger has just released their most patriotic rifle yet with its Fourth Edition Vote 2020 10/22 rifle. Ruger sent me a copy recently to get a closer look at and as with all the collectors series rifles, this one has some quality workmanship put into it as well as some neat additions to the package …

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Trump hails SpaceX’s 1st splashdown with NASA astronauts. Obama, too.

President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama hailed SpaceX’s first splashdown of NASA astronauts on Sunday (Aug. 2), a landmark feat that capped the first orbital space mission from the U.S. in nearly a decade.  SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour successfully splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, returning …

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Uniting for better open-source security: The Open Source Security Foundation (ZDNet)

Steven Vaughn-Nichols writes at ZDNet: Eric S. Raymond, one of open-source’s founders, famously said, “Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow,” which he called “Linus’s Law.” That’s true. It’s one of the reasons why open-source has become the way almost everyone develops software today. That said, it doesn’t go far enough. You need expert eyes …

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NASA hails success of SpaceX’s 1st astronaut mission: ‘This is just the beginning’

The success of SpaceX’s first-ever crewed mission has NASA very optimistic about the future of human spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico today (Aug. 2), wrapping up the company’s historic Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station.  Demo-2’s May …

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POTD: U.S. Army’s New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

The M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle was aquired to fill the capability gap between the standard issue rifle and a sniper rifle. In this Photo Of The Day, we’ll take another close look at it. Here we look at soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, taking aim at the Fort …

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SpaceX’s historic Demo-2 Crew Dragon astronaut test flight: Full coverage

[embedded content] Updated Aug. 1 at 4 p.m. EDT. The first SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on May 31 and will return to Earth on Aug. 1-2. See our full coverage of the historic mission below. Elon Musk’s space company launched its first crewed mission, a …

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POTD: Russians 10,000 Meters Above the Arctic

In today’s Photo Of The Day, we take a look at Russian Paratroopers landing in arctic conditions from high-altitude. Auto-translated from Russian: “10,000 meters above the Arctic: membrane suit L6 ” In this publication, we will talk about the outer membrane layer, which was worn on top of all layers during landing in the Arctic. At …

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