Operator named for next NY-NJ port terminal

The site of the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is 3 million square feet. Photo credit: New York City Economic Development Corp. Red Hook Container Terminal, the operator of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s smallest container terminal, will develop and run a new container and breakbulk terminal designed to… Source: http://www.joc.com

May 9, 2018
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In Blocking Autoplay Videos, Chrome Is Breaking Many Web-Based Games

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: An update Google rolled out for its popular Chrome browser this weekend helps prevent those annoying auto-playing video ads on many websites from disturbing your day with unwanted sound as well. But that update is causing consternation for many Web-based game developers who are finding that the change completely breaks the audio in their online work. The technical details behind the…

May 9, 2018
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System76 Oryx Pro Linux Laptop is Now Thinner and Faster

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last week, System76 started to share details about its refreshed Linux-powered Oryx Pro laptop. It would be thinner and more powerful, while adding twice the battery life of its predecessor. Unfortunately, we did not yet know exactly what the laptop looked like. Today, we finally have official images. The new Oryx Pro is quite breathtaking, as it is a true Pro machine — with…

May 9, 2018
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Roku reports Q1 revenue of $136.6M, beating expectations and up from $100M a year ago, as net loss narrows to $6.9M; active accounts up 47% YoY to 20.8M (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

May 9, 2018

Janko Roettgers / Variety: Roku reports Q1 revenue of $136.6M, beating expectations and up from $100M a year ago, as net loss narrows to $6.9M; active accounts up 47% YoY to 20.8M  —  Meet the new Roku: The company best known for its streaming devices made more money with ads and licensing fees than with hardware sales … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Congress Is Quietly Nudging NASA To Look for Aliens

An anonymous reader shares a report: The search for extraterrestrial life, in general, has continued over the past decades, of course, carried out by academic institutions around the world, by people like Tarter, one of the field’s best-known seti researchers (and the inspiration for Ellie Arroway, the protagonist in Contact, Carl Sagan’s 1985 classic science-fiction novel). But they wouldn’t get any help from the feds. “[Senator Bryan] made it clear…

May 9, 2018
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China tightens screws as tariff deadlines draw near

Chinese customs officials have stepped up inspections of US exports across a wide range of commodities. Photo credit: People’s Republic of China General Administration of Customs. China is increasing pressure on US exporters of waste, pork, and fresh fruits as the May 11 deadline for public comment on proposed US tariffs… Source: http://www.joc.com

May 9, 2018
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Firefox Moves Browsers Into Post-Password Future With WebAuthn Tech

Today, Mozilla released Firefox 60 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android, and with it arrives Web Authentication API for desktop browsers. From a report: Firefox 60 supports technology called Web Authentication, or WebAuthn for short, that can be used to grant you access to websites with a physical authentication device like a YubiKey dongle, biometric identity proof using an Android phone’s fingerprint reader or the iPhone’s Face ID, and some…

May 9, 2018
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Sources: Apple plans to starting letting users buy subscriptions to some 3rd-party video services in its TV app, rather than individual apps, starting next year (Bloomberg)

May 9, 2018

Bloomberg: Sources: Apple plans to starting letting users buy subscriptions to some 3rd-party video services in its TV app, rather than individual apps, starting next year  —  – Strategy in development looks a lot like rival Amazon.com’s  —  Apple Inc.’s plan to reinvent cable TV is starting to look … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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