World’s largest aircraft “weeks” away from first UK test flight

World’s largest aircraft “weeks” away from first UK test flight

Airlander 10, the world's largest and longest aircraft, is preparing to gently glide out of its gargantuan shed—which is incidentally the largest hangar in the UK—at Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire. Earlier this month, Airlander 10, which is being built by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), was officially named Martha Gwyn by the duke of Kent. HAV is now in the "final stages of testing" before it can exit the hangar, which will be a "matter of weeks" rather than months.

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U.S. Labels Switzerland an Internet Piracy Haven

U.S. Labels Switzerland an Internet Piracy Haven

Every year the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) publishes its Special 301 Report highlighting countries that aren’t doing enough to protect U.S. intellectual property rights. In 2016 the report sticks to a tried and tested format, with countries such as China, Russia, India and Ukraine all making the Priority List once again. However, just as the USTR wasn’t afraid to place Canada on the Watch List several years ago, this year it has added another ally.

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The Cable Industry Threatens To Sue If FCC Tries To Bring Competition To Cable Set Top Boxes

The Cable Industry Threatens To Sue If FCC Tries To Bring Competition To Cable Set Top Boxes

Back in February the FCC voted on a new plan to open up the traditional cable box to competition. According to a fact sheet being circulated by the agency (pdf), under the FCC's plan you'd still pay your cable company for the exact same content, cable operators would simply have to design systems — using standards and copy protection of their choice — that delivered this content to third-party hardware. The FCC's goal is cheaper, better hardware and a shift away…

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‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ spin-off ordered by Netflix, Jon Bernthal to star

'Marvel's The Punisher' spin-off ordered by Netflix, Jon Bernthal to star

It’s official: The Punisher is getting his own TV series. EW has learned that Marvel has ordered a spin-off starring vigilante character introduced in Daredevil season 2. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as vengeful military veteran Frank Castle, who brings his own lethal form of justice to Hell’s Kitchen. Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hanniba, Casualty) will serve as showrunner.

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Russia’s nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river

At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime’s exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.

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Mark Zuckerberg Gets to Control Facebook a While Longer

Mark Zuckerberg Gets to Control Facebook a While Longer

Yesterday Facebook announced earnings, which were good. They were so good, in fact, that Facebook also announced a little present for Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder and chief executive officer who got it to this happy place. Facebook said that it will create a new class of common stock, Facebook's third, to ensure that Zuckerberg can control Facebook as long as he wants to. Right now, Facebook has Class A stock, the normal publicly traded stock, with one vote…

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Confession of a longtime publisher: I now use an ad blocker and I like it

Confession of a longtime publisher: I now use an ad blocker and I like it

Dear Internet, I have a confession to make. I’ve installed an ad blocker and not only do I like it, I intend to keep on using it. It may sound strange that one guy needs to confess his use of an ad blocker given there are some 200 million people (possibly more) using them today, but for me, it was a giant step. I’ve been a publisher on and off for many years, as well as being the founder and co-founder of two media startups, one of which took venture capital funding…

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Devuan, a fork of Debian without systemd, has released its first beta

Devuan, a fork of Debian without systemd, has released its first beta

Devuan GNU+Linux is a fork of Debian without systemd. Its Beta release marks an important milestone towards the sustainability and the continuation of Devuan as a universal base distribution.
Devuan Jessie provides continuity as a safe upgrade path from Wheezy and a flawless switch from Jessie that ensures the right to Init Freedom and avoids entanglement.

Since the Exodus declaration in 2014, infrastructure has been put in place to support Devuan’s mission to offer users control o

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