Microsoft is going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10

Microsoft is going to ship a full Linux kernel in Windows 10

Microsoft has surprised many in the Linux developer community in recent years. Surprises have included bringing things like adding the Bash shell to Windows, or native OpenSSH in Windows 10, and even including Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora all in the Windows Store. Microsoft is now going even further, with plans to ship a full Linux kernel directly in Windows 10. “Beginning with Windows Insiders builds this Summer, we will include an in-house custom-built Linux…

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What is camp? The Met seeks to find out through fashion.

What is camp? The Met seeks to find out through fashion.

Over-the-top clothes take over New York’s most venerable museum. In 2018, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened what would go on to become the most popular exhibit in its 149-year history: a show all about Catholicism’s heavy influence on fashion, featuring haute couture confections as well as church vestments on loan from the Vatican. The theme guaranteed gaudiness and spectacle, and just as importantly, it was familiar to people from many walks of spiritual life….

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Watch Microsoft’s failed HoloLens 2 Apollo moon landing demo

Watch Microsoft’s failed HoloLens 2 Apollo moon landing demo

Microsoft opened its Build developer conference in Seattle this morning with an awkward start. The software giant was supposed to show a recreation of the Apollo moon landing with its HoloLens 2 headsets. Instead, the demo failed, a nightmare scenario for anyone running a live show. “Well, it seems doing a live demo is actually harder than landing on the moon,” said A Man on the Moon author Andrew Chaikin. “Thank you for your time,”…

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Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech. Tim Cook says keep Apple out of it.

Elizabeth Warren wants to break up Big Tech. Tim Cook says keep Apple out of it.

The executive wants you to know Apple is not the same as Google and Facebook. Apple CEO Tim Cook, unsurprisingly, does not agree with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s belief that his company should be broken up. And he seems annoyed by the current political conversation around big tech and privacy. In an interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick that aired on Monday, Cook commented on growing calls to break up big tech companies, including Apple. He said…

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Amazon wants to pay the New York Times and BuzzFeed to expand to reach shoppers outside the US

Amazon wants to pay the New York Times and BuzzFeed to expand to reach shoppers outside the US

Big US publishers already make money from Amazon’s “affiliate” business. Amazon wants them to make more, and may pay them upfront. Amazon has a pitch for some US-based publishers: Expand overseas. We’ll make it worth your while. The world’s dominant e-commerce player is in talks with big American publishers, including the New York Times and BuzzFeed, about deals that would reward them for expanding their international presence, specifically in consumer-oriented shopping sites. Amazon already pays…

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After a weekend of violence, Israel and Gaza reach a tentative ceasefire

After a weekend of violence, Israel and Gaza reach a tentative ceasefire

At least 25 Palestinians and four Israelis were killed in a burst of fighting this weekend. An apparent ceasefire has halted a weekend of deadly fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. The Associated Press reports that least 25 Palestinians were killed, including militants and civilians, and at least four Israeli civilians died in this weekend’s violent outburst. Palestinian militant groups — specifically Hamas and Islamic Jihad — launched nearly 700 rockets…

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Zhang Yimou’s action-fantasy Shadow sets gorgeous action in a morally gray world

Zhang Yimou’s action-fantasy Shadow sets gorgeous action in a morally gray world

Filmmakers often define their movies by making distinctive visual choices. Whether it’s Victor Fleming signaling The Wizard of Oz’s shift from Kansas to Oz by introducing bold Technicolor, or Zack Snyder reinventing the ancient world on a digital soundstage with 300, some films stand out because they introduce cinematic worlds that don’t look like anything that’s come before. Add to that list Zhang Yimou’s Shadow, a historical fantasy-drama that reimagines the palace intrigue of China’s…

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What will Google call Android 10 Q?

What will Google call Android 10 Q?

Android P — officially known as Android 9 Pie — was always going to be the easy one. From Popsicle to Peppermint to Pastry to Popcorn to Pop-Tarts to Praline to Peanut Brittle to Pop Rocks to Pancake to Panna Cotta to Pez to Peeps to Pudding to Parfait to Pocky to Pound Cake to Punschkrapfen to Profiterole to Patbingsu, there was a plethora of possibilities for P’s pseudonym. (And that’s not even counting fruits…

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FTC sues smart backpack creator for allegedly using crowdfunded money to buy bitcoin

FTC sues smart backpack creator for allegedly using crowdfunded money to buy bitcoin

The Federal Trade Commission is suing a man for allegedly running off with more than $800,000 he raised on crowdfunding platforms under the premise of creating a smart backpack and other products. The Verge first broke the news of the iBackpack investigation in August, but today marks the agency’s first acknowledgment of its work. The lawsuit claims that the creator, Doug Monahan, didn’t use his raised Indiegogo or Kickstarter funds to develop or deliver the…

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