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Windows Sandbox is a safe new way to run untrusted .exe files

“Windows Sandbox is a new feature coming to Windows 10 next year that creates a temporary desktop environment to isolate a particular app to that sandbox” writes Dec Est for theverge.com. It’s a clever new feature that means every time Windows Sandbox is enabled it simply creates a new lightweight (100MB) installation of Windows to run an app.It’s designed to be secure and disposable, so once you’ve finished running the app in this mode the entire sandbox will be deleted.Microsoft is trying to address the fear of running an unknown…

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Unprecedented pact on spill in Columbia and Snake rivers draws skepticism, praise

“Spill in comparative survival analysis has shown to help boost survival of salmon in their travel through the hydropower system” writes Lynda V for seattletimes.com. The three-year agreement, reached after months of negotiations, enables increased spill for fish to swoosh over dams (instead of going through powerhouses) during hours when power prices are low.The signing of the agreement does not end controversy over spilling water to help salmon. Guy Norman, a member of the Northwest Power and Planning Conservation Council representing Washington state, said that NOAA Fisheries has yet to conduct…

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Changes to dams on Columbia, Snake rivers to benefit salmon, hydropower and orcas

“Spilling water to help salmon move past the Columbia River Basin dams began back in the late 1970s and has resulted in a long battle over management of the Columbia River hydropower system” writes Lynda V for seattletimes.com. A landmark agreement supported by states, tribes and federal agencies is expected to change how water is spilled at Columbia and Lower Snake River dams to boost the survival of young salmon while limiting the financial hit to hydropower.For the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), which markets public power from Columbia River Basin dams,…

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The limitations of the human mind might help lift the limitations of tiny speakers

“Aimed for use in smartphones and tiny portable speakers, Dirac Bass gets around the physical limitations of those small devices with a deft trick of psychoacoustics” writes Dec Est for theverge.com. Dirac says that Dirac Bass will work exclusively in conjunction with Dirac Panorama Sound or Dirac Power Sound on supported devices, so you’ll basically be looking for a device that’s fully outfitted with Dirac technologies.Dirac, a Swedish company that licenses out its audio-processing tech to big-name brands like BMW, Volvo, Xiaomi, and OnePlus, is today unveiling a new feature…

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Hitachi to announce purchase of ABB’s power grid business: Nikkei

“A source familiar with the situation has valued the power grid business at between $10 billion and $12 billion” writes Gado Archive Photos for cnbc.com. ABB’s power grid business employs 36,000 people and had sales of $10.4 billion last year.Other sources have said that ABB could keep a stake in the power grid business via a joint venture with Hitachi.Hitachi and ABB will announce on Monday a plan for the Japanese conglomerate to buy the Swiss engineering group’s power grid business, paying up to $7 billion for an initial 50…

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More than 20,000 homes without power after storms

“The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser” writes The Daily Telegraph for dailytelegraph.com.au. There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set.This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon. Source: dailytelegraph.com.au Share This:

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55,000 properties left without power

“More than 55,000 properties in Sydney and the central coast were without power after thunderstorms hit the New South Wales east coast” writes Australian Associated Press for theguardian.com. Emergency crews worked through the night to restore power and clear debris and the operation is expected to continue into Sunday morning.Torrential rain, damaging wind and hailstones the size of golf balls lashed Sydney and the Hunter region on Saturday afternoon, bringing down trees and taking out hundreds of power lines. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Power play powerless again as Red Wings lose to Senators 4-2

“The Red Wings entered the game scoreless on the power play in six straight games and had scored on just 2 of 31 opportunities with an extra skater in the previous 14 games” reports foxsports.com. Detroit started the third period on the power play, its second opportunity with an extra skater in the game, and couldn’t take advantage as usual. Source: foxsports.com Share This:

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