Utilis takes top water innovation prize at Imagine H2O for tech that finds leaks underground

 An Israeli tech startup called Utilis has taken top honors at Imagine H2O this year, for technology that can detect underground leaks in underground, potable water supply systems through analysis of satellite imagery. Americans waste 1 trillion gallons of water every year thanks to leaky faucets, faulty sprinkler systems and other small systems. Utilis’ tech can find leaks to systems… Read More

Egypt says ancient colossus pulled from slum likely not Ramses

CAIRO (Reuters) – A massive eight-meter statue discovered in the ground water of a Cairo slum this month is likely not a depiction of the revered Pharaoh Ramses II as first believed, Antiquities…

Hawaii Is Totally Down For That Whole #BoycottHawaii Thing

After a federal court in Hawaii ruled to place a nationwide hold on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, his supporters were unsurprisingly outraged.

Trump backers pushed for a boycott against Hawaii  and denounced the Aloha State. They called Hawaii un-American after Trump’s second attempt at a ban that targets Muslim-majority countries was halted.

One Twitter user even asked Hawaii what they knew about terrorist attacks, completely forgetting Pearl Harbor and its “date which will live in infamy.”

Trump supporters launched similar boycotts against Nordstroms after the department store dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, and Starbucks after it announced it would hire 10,000 refugees. This time, boycotters want to punish the Aloha State by hurting its substantial tourism industry. 

But if they wanted to piss off Hawaiians, they apparently failed. Hawaii has always had a love-hate relationship with tourists. Where Trump supporters saw the ultimate act of revenge, the Aloha State saw empty beaches, less traffic and less xenophobic visitors from the mainland.

If boycotters wanted to stop Americans from visiting the islands, their plan seems to be backfiring. Many people in the continental U.S. thought that a Hawaii free of Trump supporters made the island chain an even more attractive destination.

So if you’re thinking of taking the 50th state off your travel bucket list, remember this: Hawaii thinks it will be just fine (if not better) without you.

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Bra startup True&Co sold to Calvin Klein owner PVH

 True&Co., an e-commerce company founded with the mission of disrupting the lingerie industry by creating a new business model for selling bras and other undergarments, has been sold. Phillips Van Heusen (PVH), owner of Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Izod, among other iconic brands, has acquired the startup and plans to use it to move deeper into online sales and big data… Read More

The Fast-Growing Job With A Huge Skills Gap: Cyber Security

Behind every new hack or data breach, there’s a company scrambling to put out the fire. That’s good news for job seekers with cyber security skills. But employers can’t hire them fast enough. There could be a global shortage of two million cyber security professionals by 2019.

Blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates for Kaby Lake, Ryzen chips appears imminent

A recently published Knowledge Base article suggests that Microsoft is going to block Windows Updates for owners of the latest Intel and AMD processors if they try to run Windows 7 or 8.1.

Last year, Microsoft announced a shift in the way it would support Windows. Going forward, new processors, including Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s recently-released Ryzen, would require the newest version of Windows. Users of Windows 7 and 8.1 would be out of luck, with Microsoft having no plans to support the new chips on the old operating systems.

Skylake was originally going to be included in this policy, too, but Microsoft partially relented, switching instead to a policy of providing only security fixes for Skylake systems running Windows 7 and 8.1. This makes no practical difference for Windows 7, since that is in extended support already. Software in extended support only receives security fixes, and Windows 7 will continue to do so until 2020. In principle it means that Windows 8.1 users might miss out. That operating system is in mainstream support until January 2018, and during mainstream support Microsoft can potentially deliver feature improvements and other non-security updates. In practice, this is unlikely; Windows 10 is the only operating system receiving any meaningful feature development now, with Windows 8.1 only likely to receive security fixes from now until its end of support in 2023 anyway.

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