GeekSpeak for 2016-08-24

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Gawker Media ending, global warming is warmer, space station airlocks and docks, telcos are leading IPv6 adoption, NASA opening research, and much more GeekNews of the week.

Univision is buying Gawker Media for $135 million

Rest in Peace Gawker

Univision has won the auction for Gawker Media.
The TV network and digital publisher has agreed to pay $135 million for the bankrupt blog network, according to a person familiar with the deal.
Univision’s offer will encompass all seven of Gawker Media’s sites, including Gawker.com

July 2016 Was Earth's Warmest Month on Record

Global mean temperatures in July 2016 were the warmest on record not just for July, but for any month dating to the late 1800s, according to four separate newly-released analyses.

'New port of call' installed at space station

With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two spacewalking US astronauts installed a special parking spot for them on Friday.
bq. Americans Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins floated outside the orbiting laboratory for a spacewalk lasting five hours and 58 minutes to attach the first of two international docking adaptors.

Docking and Berthing of spacecraft

Major Mobile US Networks Pass 50% IPv6 Threshold

Well folks, we just passed a major milestone. IPv6 is the dominant protocol for traffic from those mobile networks to major IPv6-capable content providers.

Can every grain of sand be addressed in IPv6?

NASA opens research to public: Why that’s a big deal

NASA announced last Tuesday that they would be releasing hundreds of peer-reviewed, scholarly articles on NASA-funded research projects online. The articles are entirely free to access for any member of the public.

This is what New Line thinks an $800 LOTR Blu-ray box set looks like

What exactly do you get by paying essentially a $595 upgrade price? After all, no new disc content is coming to this 30-disc set. The priciest part of the UCE appears to be a wooden shelf complete with a carved logo on both of its sides. A preview video for the set shows a few close-up shots of that shelf, but it doesn’t look particularly ornate. If New Line isn’t advertising who’s carving or putting the wooden piece together, chances are it’s not a renowned shop doing the work.

Bill Gates’s Net Worth Hits $90 Billion

The net worth of the world’s richest person Bill Gates hit $90 billion on Friday, fueled by gains in public holdings including Canadian National Railway Company and Ecolab Inc.

Intel's 3D XPoint Memory Performance Tested

A few months ago, chip-giant Intel announced their latest 3D XPoint memory which shook the market as a whole. Featuring unprecedented levels of performance, the 3D XPoint memory will be available in market during next year and will revolutionize the tech industry with the latest 3D XPoint based Optane SSDs and DIMMs.


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