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Senate confirms Trump's pick for national intelligence chief

Senate confirms Trump's pick for national intelligence chief

Dan Coats (R-IN) as President Trump's director of national intelligence on Wednesday. Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina is the committee chairman. The vote, 88-11, on Wednesday all but ensures former Indiana Sen. National security advisers aren't subject to Senate confirmation. Coats was a member of the Senate's intelligence committee until he retired from the Senate at the end of past year.


Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series unveiled for data centers

Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series unveiled for data centers

Intel is boasting that the said storage product is highly responsive (about 8 to 40 times) under load as compared to its predecessor. Along with this hardware, Intel has announced its Intel Memory Drive technology, which makes the Optane SSD DC 4800X drive appear to the operating system as RAM, rather than storage space.


Animals may shrink as Earth continues to warm up

Animals may shrink as Earth continues to warm up

The findings suggest an important pattern that could help shape an understanding of underlying effects of current human-caused climate change. This included Arenahippus pernix , which was an early ancestor of modern horses, and Diacodexis metsiacus - a rabbit-sized ancestor of pigs and deer.


Trump says North Korea dictator 'is acting very, very badly'

Trump says North Korea dictator 'is acting very, very badly'

The top USA nuclear envoy will visit Seoul this week to discuss cooperation with his South Korean counterparts against North Korea amid the growing nuclear and missile threats from the reclusive state, government officials said Monday. A man watches a TV news program showing an image that North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper reports of a ground test of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea.


Researchers develop infrared-based wi-fi 100 times faster than current ones

Researchers develop infrared-based wi-fi 100 times faster than current ones

A light-based system, also known as 'Li-Fi, ' could make wireless networks much more secure, and researchers now say it could hit the stores in just five years. The antennas are also able to propagate the light rays of a specific wavelength at a specific angle thanks to the pair of gratings that they come equipped with.


GoPro to lay off 270 workers in an effort to cut costs

GoPro to lay off 270 workers in an effort to cut costs

Stifel kept its hold rating on GoPro , but dropped its price target to 9 from 10. GoPro is now up by 14.3 percent, climbing further off the record closing low set on Tuesday. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.08) earnings per share. If this sounds familiar, that's because it is: the company made a similar announcement a year ago, that time saying it would be giving about 200 positions the axe.