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11:20 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot AMD Allegedly Jacking Up RX 6000 GPU Prices by 10 Percent
As wafer costs increase, so are the costs of GPUs. According to a post on the Board Forums, AMD says it's increasing the price of its RX 6000 series GPUs by 10 percent across the board. ExtremeTech re...
10:40 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Nissan Lays Out $17.6 Billion Plan To Electrify Its Future
Nissan has announced plans to spend around $17.6 billion over the next five years to accelerate the roll-out of electric vehicles. "And to emphasize that point, Nissan unveiled a pack of delightful EV...
10:02 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Fired Employees Sue Google For Breaching 'Don't Be Evil' Part of Contract
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Three former Google employees who were fired by the company in 2019 sued Google on Monday, claiming that the company violated the part of its code...
09:25 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Amazon Builds Out Network To Speed Delivery, Handle Holiday Crunch
Online retail giant has nearly doubled its fulfillment capacity since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. From a report: In the past two years, Amazon.com has added workers at an unprecedented clip to...
08:45 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Ghost Kitchens Are Proving To Be a Messy Business
Seeking to leverage a boom in food-delivery apps, Reef and competitors build restaurant kitchens in warehouses or trailers, which are meant to be cheaper and nimbler than traditional storefronts. From...
08:15 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot 'Cyber Grinches' Snatching Toys Should Be Stopped, Lawmakers Say
A group of Democrats wants to stop the Grinch from stealing Christmas. Except this time around the spoilsport they're targeting is not a furry green creature, but a robot. From a report: Lawmakers inc...
07:40 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Stamping Bar Codes on Cells To Solve Medical Mysteries
No one really knew why some patients with a white blood cell cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or C.L.L., relapsed after treatment and got a second cancer. Were some cancer cells just resist...
06:56 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Israel and Iran Broaden Cyberwar To Attack Civilian Targets
Iranians couldn't buy gas. Israelis found their intimate dating details posted online. The Iran-Israel shadow war is now hitting ordinary citizens. From a report: Millions of ordinary people in Iran a...
06:08 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Chinese Province Targets Journalists, Foreign Students With Planned New Surveillance System
Security officials in one of China's largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other "suspicious people,...
05:25 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Amazon Appstore Still Broken On Android 12 a Month After OS Release
An anonymous reader writes: People running Android phones may want to hold off upgrading to Android 12 if they also use apps purchased through the Amazon Appstore. The Appstore app itself is not compa...
04:45 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Omicron Covid Variant Poses Very High Global Risk, Says WHO
The Omicron coronavirus variant is likely to spread internationally, posing a very high global risk of infection surges that could have severe consequences some areas, the World Health Organization (W...
04:07 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Vitalik Buterin Proposes New EIP To Tackle Ethereum's Sky-High Gas Fees
Ethereum (ETH) co-founder Vitalik Buterin has put forward a new Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) that aims to tackle the network's gas fee problems by adding a limit on the total transaction callda...
03:29 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Xbox Series S Was 'Black Friday's Most Popular Console'
Microsoft's $300 Xbox Series S was the most popular console during Black Friday, it's been claimed. From a report: According to Adobe's Digital Economy Index data, the cheaper Series S outsold both PS...
02:59 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot UK Regulator Expected To Block Meta's Giphy Deal
The UK competition regulator is expected to block Meta's $315m acquisition of online gif platform Giphy in the coming days in an escalation of the watchdog's assault on Big Tech. Financial Times: The ...
02:45 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot UK Regulator Expected To Block Meta's Giphy Deal
The UK competition regulator is expected to block Meta's $315m acquisition of online gif platform Giphy in the coming days in an escalation of the watchdog's assault on Big Tech. Financial Times: The ...
02:29 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Expected To Step Down, Sources Say
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his executive role, CNBC reported Monday citing sources.Read more of this story at Slashdot. ...
02:05 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Steps Down
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his executive role, CNBC reported Monday citing sources. Update: Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will replace Jack Dorsey as CEO, the company announced....
12:34 pm - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Get Your Coins Moving: Some Parts of the US Face a Shortage of Quarters
Heidi Thorsen owns the coin-only laundromat "Lunar Laundry" in Seattle — and discovered an odd phenomenon, reports the Seattle Times. "Thorsen went to her bank to replenish her coin supply. But ...
08:34 am - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot How a Dream Job Streaming on Twitch Can Become a Burnout Nightmare
"Streamers are not really known for hard partying..." writes the Guardian's videogames editor, after meeting the up-and-coming stars of Twitch. "I was instead astonished — and, honestly, worried...
04:34 am - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot Former Uber Employees Cleared of Illegal Spying
The New York Times tells the remarkable story of Uber's need for more intelligence gathering back in 2016:Uber was expanding aggressively into foreign markets. The pushback was swift and sometimes vio...
02:34 am - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot 'Malicious Actors' are Compromising Google Cloud Accounts, Installing Cryptocurrency Miners
CNBC reports:Cryptocurrency miners are using compromised Google Cloud accounts for computationally-intensive mining purposes, Google has warned. The search giant's cybersecurity team provided details ...
12:51 am - Mon, November 29, 2021
Slashdot EU Complaint Accuses Microsoft of Anticompetitive Bundling of OneDrive, Teams in Windows
"Remember how Microsoft spent years in hot water in the late '90s and early '00s by forcing Internet Explorer on its customers?" asks ZDNet. "European open-source cloud company Nextcloud does."Now, wi...
11:31 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot Raspberry Pi Trading Could Go Public This Spring
"According to a report in The Telegraph, Raspberry Pi Trading, the arm responsible for the creation of the Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Pico and the new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W could soon be listed with...
10:23 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot World Chess Champion Urges Quicker Games, Is Also Rich
CNN profiles Magnus Carlsen, the world's best chess player — and the state of the chess community today:Interest in chess spiked at the beginning of the pandemic, and again in October 2020 after...
09:11 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot Sony and AMC Offer NFTs to 'Spider-Man' Advance Ticket Buyers
Movie theatre chain AMC and Sony Pictures are giving away 86,000 Spider-man NFTs to people who buy/reserve tickets for December 16th's premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home. The special tickets go on sa...
07:49 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Builds New Green Data Centers in Wyoming, Invests in Wifi, Education, Roads
This week a Microsoft blog post announced they're opening two new data centers in Cheyenne, "built with sustainable design and operations in mind, contributing to Microsoft's commitment to being carbo...
06:34 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot How to Read a Jellyfish's Mind
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have developed "a kind of genetic toolbox" for tiny one-centimeter jellfyfish, reports Phys.org. Specifically, the jellyfish "have been geneticall...
05:34 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot 'Halo Infinite': Fun to Play, But Newer Gamers Complain Its Rewards System Is Slow
"For Halo fans who only care about multiplayer, 'Halo Infinite' is a free-to-play game," writes the Washington Post. "But improbably, it's messing up the free-to-play part."[I]ts progression system ha...
04:34 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot Researchers Claim Locally-Testable-Code Breakthrough With Exotic Multi-Dimensional Graph
"A team of researchers has finally created a long-sought locally testable code that can immediately betray whether it's been corrupted..." reports Quanta magazine. "Many thought local testability woul...
03:34 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot World's Oldest Person Dies at Age 124
Slashdot reader ellithligraw brings the news that the oldest person on earth has died in the Philippines this week at age 124. CNN Philippines reports:Susano was born on Sept. 11, 1897, which was befo...
12:34 pm - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot A Stem-Cell Cure For Type 1 Diabetes? For One Man, It Seems To Have Worked
Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares the New York Times' report on a 64-year-old man who participated in a clinical trial by Vertex Pharmaceuticals involving an infusion of insulin-producing p...
09:04 am - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot 'Squeezed' Light Might Produce Breakthroughs in Nano-Sized Electronics
"It's one thing to produce nanoscale devices, but it's another to study and improve on them — they're so small they can't reflect enough light to get a good look," reports Engadget."A breakthrou...
05:34 am - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot Addressing 'Bus Factor', PHP Gets a Foundation
How many members of your team are so irreplaceable that if they were hit by a bus, your project would grind to a halt? For PHP, that number is: two. (According to a post by PHP contributor Joe Watkins...
02:34 am - Sun, November 28, 2021
Slashdot Breakthrough By McMaster PhD Student Creates Laser In Silicon
Long-time Slashdot reader thisisnotreal writes: Long sought-after, and previously thought impossible — a McMaster University PhD student in Hamilton Canada demonstrates a cost-effective and simp...
11:08 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Booster Shots Create a 23X Increase in Protective Antibody Levels, Study Suggests
The Los Angeles Times summarizes the results of a new medical study conducted by Northwestern University researchers on antibody levels protecting against Covid-19 in 974 people. "Those who were immun...
10:08 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Getting a Crypto Refund Can Be Very Expensive
Long-time Slashdot reader smooth wombat writes:Recently, Slashdot posted a story about a group trying to purchase one of the few copies of the U.S. Constitution in the public domain. The idea was to u...
09:07 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Will a 'Lithium Rush' From California's Salton Sea Fund Its Environmental Remediation?
There's a polluted 343-square-mile lake known as "the Salton Sea," about 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times calls it California's "largest and most troubled lake," after a recen...
07:34 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Physicists Start Detecting Signs of Neutrinos At Large Hadron Collider
"The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron ...
06:34 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Top Vaccine Makers Already Preparing to Fight Omicron Coronavirus Variant
While the Omicron mutation might "impact" the effectiveness of our current vaccines, they're "super unlikely" to render them useless, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of ...
05:34 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot 3D Printer Using Living Ink Made of Microbes Could Print Healing Structures in Space
"The thought of combining a printer (the bane of office workers) with the bacterium E. coli (the scourge of romaine lettuce) may seem an odd, if not unpleasant, collaboration," writes the New York Tim...
04:34 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot AWS Embraces Fedora Linux for Its Cloud-Based 'Amazon Linux'
ZDNet reports:By and large, the public cloud runs on Linux. Most users, even Microsoft Azure customers, run Linux on the cloud. In the case of market giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud provide...
03:34 pm - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Rust's Moderation Team Resigns to Protest 'Unaccountable' Core Team
On Monday morning the moderation team for the Rust programming language "resigned effective immediately," reports The New Stack:The resignation was tendered via a pull request on GitHub, wherein team ...
08:01 am - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Nvidia's DLSS Has Come To Linux Gaming
Years after its failed Steam Machines, Valve is slowly but surely improving the state of Linux gaming. From a report: The company's upcoming Steam Deck handheld runs atop Linux, and its Proton compati...
04:00 am - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot California Port Truckers 'Drowning' in Supply Chain Inefficiencies
Despite recent reports that congestion issues are easing on the water at California's major ports, drayage truckers claim this isn't the case for them -- as long wait times, a flawed appointment syste...
01:30 am - Sat, November 27, 2021
Slashdot Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan Face Bitter Winter of Power Cuts
Illegal miners and mass relocations after a ban on crypto mining in China have overloaded energy grid. From a report: Matthew Heard, a software engineer from San Jose, is worried about his 33 bitcoin ...
11:31 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Galaxy Note is Dead; Samsung Reportedly Ending Production on Note 20, No Plans for 2022 Model
An anonymous reader shares a report: 2021 marked a big year for the Galaxy Note series, but not in a good way. Rather, it was the beginning of the end as Samsung prioritized its foldables over the Gal...
10:30 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot LG Appoints New CEO To Lead Its Beleaguered Electronics Division
LG has appointed a new CEO to lead its electronics business. Starting December 1st, current Chief Strategy Officer William Cho will take over for Bong-seok Kwon as the CEO of LG Electronics. From a re...
09:28 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Biden Admin Announces Travel Ban for South Africa and 7 Other Countries, Citing New Variant
The Biden administration announced plans on Friday to ban travel to the United States from South Africa and seven other countries, just hours after a new coronavirus variant was deemed a highly transm...
08:05 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Google Makes Pledges on Browser Cookies To Appease UK Regulator
Google has pledged more restrictions on its use of data from its Chrome browser to address concerns raised by Britain's competition regulator about its plan to ban third-party cookies that advertisers...
07:00 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Edge's Latest Feature Called a 'Shameless Cash Grab' by Critics
Microsoft Edge recently gained a feature that allows people to pay for online purchases in installments. It's known as buy now, pay later (BNPL), and it's currently in testing on Microsoft Edge Dev an...
05:58 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot China Looks To Set Up Digital Asset Bourse in Virtual Yuan Push
China is considering setting up a digital asset exchange in Beijing as officials push to promote usage of the digital yuan and crack down on cryptocurrencies. From a report: Beijing will explore the p...
04:00 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Chip Shortages Loom Over Black Friday
Black Friday, Cyber Monday and likely the end-of-the year holiday shopping season all have a more prosaic tinge to them this year. Those lusting after electronic gadgets -- and even cars -- have learn...
03:00 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Einstein Foundation To Present the Inaugural Award for Promoting Quality in Research
The Einstein Foundation Berlin is honoring the American physicist Paul Ginsparg and the Center for Open Science with the inaugural Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research. Paul Gin...
02:00 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Saving History With Sandbags: Climate Change Threatens the Smithsonian
President Warren Harding's blue silk pajamas. Muhammad Ali's boxing gloves. The Star Spangled Banner, stitched by Betsy Ross. Scripts from the television show "M*A*S*H." Nearly two million irreplaceab...
12:38 pm - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Apple's AR Headset Coming Next Year With 'Mac-level' Power, Report Says
Apple's first AR headset will be released in the fourth quarter of 2022, according to a research note from analyst Ming-chi Kuo. The Verge: Kuo predicted back in March that the headset would be releas...
08:30 am - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Notifications Are Driving Us Crazy.
We're on alert overload. Stray comments and offhand requests once shouted across the office now blink and buzz at us from Microsoft Teams and Slack. Our communication has grown fragmented, spread acro...
04:00 am - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot South Africa Raises Alarm Over New Coronavirus Variant
South Africa's government is considering new public-health restrictions to contain a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus that scientists say has a high number of mutations that may make it m...
12:01 am - Fri, November 26, 2021
Slashdot Huge Fines and a Ban on Default Passwords in New UK Law
The government has introduced new legislation to protect smart devices in people's homes from being hacked. From a report: Recent research from consumer watchdog Which? suggested homes filled with sma...
11:00 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot FIFA To Test Automatic Offside Technology Next Week in Preparation for Qatar World Cup
FIFA will trial its new automatic offside technology next week at the Arab Cup as a test to potentially use it at the World Cup in Qatar next year. From a report: As per the Times, the technology reli...
10:00 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot China's New Space Reactor 'Will Be 100 Times More Powerful Than a Similar Device NASA Plans To Put on the Surface of the Moon by 2030'
Hmmmmmm writes: China is developing a powerful nuclear reactor for its moon and Mars missions, according to researchers involved in the project. The reactor can generate one megawatt of electric power...
09:09 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Australia Defamation Case Signals a Crackdown on Ordinary Citizens, Critics Say
Australia's defense minister on Wednesday won a defamation case over a six-word tweet that called him a "rape apologist." From a report: Critics and experts said the court case exemplified the conserv...
07:30 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot UK Privacy Watchdog Warns Adtech the End of Tracking is Nigh
It's been well over two years since the UK's data protection watchdog warned the behavioural advertising industry it's wildly out of control. From a report: The ICO hasn't done anything to stop the sy...
06:42 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Israel Restricts Cyberweapons Export List By Two-thirds, From 102 To 37 Countries
The Israeli government has restricted the list of countries to which local security firms are allowed to sell surveillance and offensive hacking tools by almost two-thirds, cutting the official cyber ...
05:42 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Roblox Sues YouTuber For $1.6 Million Over Terrorizing Kids Platform
Roblox is taking notorious YouTuber Benjamin "Ruben Sim" Simon to court over his alleged attacks on the gaming social media platform and its young fans. A lawsuit filed in California court on Tuesday ...
04:06 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Walmart Pulls Children's Toy That Swears and Sings in Polish About Doing Cocaine
An Ontario grandmother who bought an educational toy for her 15-month-old granddaughter was shocked when the dancing cactus started swearing and singing about doing cocaine. From a report: "This toy u...
03:00 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Germany Considers a Full Covid Lockdown and Mandatory Vaccines
Germany is set to decide on tougher Covid-19 restrictions and could even opt for a full lockdown amid record daily infections and mounting pressure on hospitals. From a report: Olaf Scholz, Germany's ...
02:01 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Black Friday is Causing Toxic Traffic Jams at US Ports and Warehouses
As millions of Americans rush to take advantage of Black Friday deals this weekend, the shopping spree will add to a pollution crisis unfolding at America's ports . For months, broken supply chains ha...
12:00 pm - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Verizon and AT&T To Temporarily Turn Down 5G Power To Address FAA Worries
AT&T and Verizon said they will slightly reduce the power of their 5G transmissions in C-band spectrum for six months. The companies said they will do so to allow federal aviation officials more t...
09:00 am - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot The World Needs To Crack Battery Recycling, Fast
As batteries start to pile up, carmakers, battery companies and researchers are trying to save them from ending up in landfills. From a report: Recyclers are primarily interested in extracting the val...
04:00 am - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Europe Must Ban Bitcoin Mining To Hit the 1.5C Paris Climate Goal, Say Swedish Regulators
Faced with a sharp rise in energy consumption, Swedish authorities are calling on the European Union to ban "energy intensive" crypto mining. From a report: Erik Thedeen, director of the Swedish Finan...
12:45 am - Thu, November 25, 2021
Slashdot Centrist Dems Sink Biden's Nominee for Top Bank Regulator
Five Democratic senators have told the White House they won't support Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, effectively killing her nomination for the powerful bank-regu...
11:55 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Inside the Rise and Fall of Clubhouse, a Pandemic Poster Child of VC-backed Hype
From a report: In May 2020, when the pandemic raged, the comedian and TV writer Marlena Rodriguez got an invite to a new app called Clubhouse that offered the homebound online masses a way to spend so...
10:31 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot China Suspends Tencent From Updating Existing Apps or Launching New Apps
China has suspended Tencent Holdings from updating its existing apps or launching any new apps as part of a "temporary administrative guidance" against the tech giant, Chinese media outlets including ...
09:30 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Congress Decimates 911's Digital Upgrade
Public safety officials fear the nation's 911 centers willcontinue to languish in the analog era, after Democrats slashed proposed funding for a digital makeover in their social spending bill. From a ...
08:30 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot The Head of Instagram Agrees To Testify as Congress Probes the App's Effects on Young People
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, has agreed for the first time to testify before Congress, as bipartisan anger mounts over harms to young people from the app. From a report: Mr. Mosseri is expecte...
07:32 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot US Blacklists Chinese Quantum Computing Companies
The US has placed a dozen Chinese groups involved in quantum computing and other advanced technologies on an export blacklist, saying they pose a risk of gaining access to critical American technologi...
06:01 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Next Windows 11 Update Brings Back Clippy
An anonymous reader shares a report: We're nearly two months out from the public release of Windows 11, and Microsoft is still slowly updating bits and pieces of the operating system that weren't quit...
05:01 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot A Three-Party Alliance is Set To Govern Germany
Three German parties have reached a deal to form a new government that will end the era of longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to Olaf Scholz, who is poised to replace her. From a report: Sch...
04:17 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Virtual Real Estate Plot Sells for Record $2.4 Million
A patch of virtual real estate in the online world Decentraland sold for a record $2.4 million worth of cryptocurrency, the buyer crypto investor Tokens.com and Decentraland said on Tuesday. From a re...
03:00 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Survey Shows Europeans Not Done Quitting Jobs
Quit a day job to do TikTok full-time? Why not, say some Europeans. From a report: About one in 10 are considering leaving their main job in the next six months and instead earning money from social m...
02:19 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Japan To Implement Bank-deposit-backed Digital Currency in 2022
A new digital currency backed by bank deposits is set for a test run in Japan as early as this year, an effort that will involve the nation's top banks and about 70 other companies. From a report: The...
01:00 pm - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot A Third of All Dark Web Domains Are Now V3 Onion Sites
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: Throughout 2020 and 2021, the Tor anonymity network has gone through a major change as the Tor software team has released a new version of its soft...
10:00 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot US To Require Vaccines For All Border Crossers In January
President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Ja...
07:00 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Watch NASA Crash a Spacecraft Into An Asteroid
If all goes as planned, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will launch early Wednesday morning "to test whether slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid can nu...
03:30 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Elizabeth Holmes Admits Doctoring Lab Reports With Pharma Company Logos
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes returned to the witness stand Tuesday, confirming key aspects of the prosecutor's allegations behind...
02:02 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot California Moves To Recommend Delaying Algebra To 9th Grade Statewide
California is in the process of approving new guidelines for math education in public schools that "pushes Algebra 1 back to 9th grade, de-emphasizes calculus, and applies social justice principles to...
01:25 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Mozilla Is Ending Support For Its Firefox Password Manager Sync App
Mozilla announced last week via a support article that its Firefox Lockwise password manager app will reach end-of-life on December 13th. The final release versions are 1.8.1 (iOS) and 4.0.3 (Android)...
12:45 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot New Windows Zero-Day With Public Exploit Lets You Become An Admin
A security researcher has publicly disclosed an exploit for a new Windows zero-day local privilege elevation vulnerability that gives admin privileges in Windows 10, Windows 11, and Windows Server. Bl...
12:02 am - Wed, November 24, 2021
Slashdot Components Shortage Sends Smartphone Market Into Decline
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Component shortages have been wreaking havoc on the tech industry since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and smartphones are no outlier. Decel...
11:20 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Japan Allocates $5.2 Billion To Fund Chip Plants By TSMC and Others
Japan is allocating about $5.2 billion of its fiscal 2021 supplementary budget to support advanced semiconductor manufacturers, Nikkei has learned. From the report: The government plans to invest abou...
10:40 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Atom Bank Introduces Four-Day Work Week Without Cutting Pay
The online bank Atom Bank has introduced a four-day work week for its 430 staff without cutting their pay. The BBC reports: Employees now work 34 hours over four days and get Monday or Friday off, whe...
10:02 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Tile Is Selling Its Bluetooth Tracking Business To Life360 For $205 Million
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Tile popularized marking items and tracking them from your phone with its small Bluetooth tags, but suddenly faces more competition from giants like...
09:25 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot UK Visa Scheme for Prize-winning Scientists Receives No Applications
Not a single scientist has applied to a UK government visa scheme for Nobel prize laureates and other award winners since its launch six months ago, New Scientist reported Tuesday. From a report: The ...
08:45 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Apple Just Provided the Perfect Example of Why You Can't Trust App Store Review Scores
Apple Podcasts rises above bad reviews, but at what cost? From a report: You pissed off people by somewhat breaking your app, and they're leaving angry reviews. How can you salvage your reputation? Ap...
08:11 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Crypto Oversight Road Map Is Set by US Banking Regulators
U.S. banking agencies provided more insight into their plans for regulating cryptocurrencies on Tuesday, issuing a to-do list of their priorities for next year and announcing a new policy that would r...
07:22 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot China's New Privacy Law Leaves US Behind
While China's sweeping new data privacy laws have left tech companies confused about how to comply, they also put the U.S. even further behind in the global race to set digital standards. From a repor...
06:46 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Moscow Tells 13 Mostly US Tech Firms They Must Set Up in Russia by 2022
Russia has demanded that 13 foreign and mostly U.S. technology companies be officially represented on Russian soil by the end of 2021 or face possible restrictions or outright bans. From a report: The...
06:05 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Apple Sues Israeli Spyware Maker, Seeking To Block Its Access To iPhones
Apple sued the NSO Group, the Israeli surveillance company, in federal court on Tuesday, another setback for the beleaguered firm and the unregulated spyware industry. From a report: The lawsuit is th...
05:37 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Samsung Picks Texas Site for $17 Billion Advanced US Chip Plant
Samsung Electronics has decided to build an advanced U.S. chip plant in Texas, a win for the Biden administration as it prioritizes supply chain security and greater semiconductor capacity on American...
05:27 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Samsung Picks Texas Site for $17 Billion Advanced US Chip Plant
Samsung Electronics has decided to build an advanced U.S. chip plant in Texas, a win for the Biden administration as it prioritizes supply chain security and greater semiconductor capacity on American...
04:52 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot India To Propose Prohibiting All Private Cryptocurrencies
India is preparing a bill to regulate cryptocurrencies, which will be presented to parliament in the session starting Nov. 29. From a report: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government proposes to help...
04:11 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot An 'Incident' With the James Webb Space Telescope Has Occurred
A short update on the projected launch date of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope came out of NASA on Monday, and it wasn't exactly a heart-warming missive. From a report: The large, space-bas...
03:44 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's Qualcomm Exclusivity Deal for Windows on Arm Reportedly Ending Soon
Qualcomm reportedly has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on Arm licenses. From a report: The pair launched Windows on Arm laptops in 2016, and so far we haven't seen any devices launch w...
03:24 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's Qualcomm Exclusivity Deal for Windows on Arm Reportedly Ending Soon
Qualcomm reportedly has an exclusivity deal with Microsoft for Windows on Arm licenses. From a report: The pair launched Windows on Arm laptops in 2016, and so far we haven't seen any devices launch w...
02:42 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Italian Competition Watchdog Fines Apple, Amazon $225M
Italy's antitrust watchdog has fined Apple and Amazon a total of more than 200 million euros ($225 million) for cooperating to restrict competition in the sale of Apple and Beats branded products in v...
02:00 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot EU Lawmakers Pass Strict New Rules Affecting Big US Tech
The lead committee in the European Parliament writing new tech rules passed measures Tuesday that could impact major U.S. and European tech companies. Lawmakers voted to approve measures in the draft ...
01:00 pm - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Niantic Raises $300 Million At $9 Billion Valuation To Build the 'Real-World Metaverse'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Niantic, the augmented reality platform that's developing games like Pokemon GO, raised $300 million from Coatue, valuing the company at $9 billion...
10:00 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Apple Users Cancel Spotify Over Lack of HomePod Support
Long-time Slashdot reader tlhIngan writes: We know Spotify has many complaints about Apple, specifically how Apple Music competes with Spotify. This has resulted in many complaints about unfair compet...
07:00 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Cancer Cells Use 'Tiny Tentacles' To Suck Mitochondria Out of Immune Cells
Hmmmmmm shares a report from SciTechDaily: Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and MIT used the power of nanotechnology to discover a new way that cancer can disarm its would-be cellular a...
03:30 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot A Smart Artificial Pancreas Could Conquer Diabetes
IEEE Spectrum reports on the progress being made to develop a "smart artificial pancreas" that senses blood glucose and administers insulin accordingly. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the ...
02:02 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Rare Einstein Manuscript Set To Fetch Millions
A rare manuscript by theoretical physicist Albert Einstein goes under the hammer in Paris on Tuesday, with auctioneers aiming for a stratospheric price tag. Phys.Org reports: The manuscript, containin...
01:25 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Rooftop Solar Helps Send South Australia Grid To Zero Demand In World's First
South Australia on Sunday became the first gigawatt scale grid in the world to reach zero demand when the combined output of rooftop solar and other small non-scheduled generators exceeded all the loc...
12:45 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Rolls-Royce's All-Electric Airplane Reached a Record 387.4 MPH Top Speed
Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric plane, dubbed the "Spirit of Innovation," is the fastest of its kind in the world after it reached a maximum speed of 387.4 mph (623 k/h) in recent flig...
12:02 am - Tue, November 23, 2021
Slashdot Qualcomm Has an Exclusivity Deal With Microsoft For Windows On ARM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from XDA Developers: Last week, we reported that MediaTek is planning to build a chipset for Windows on ARM. As it turns out, the Windows on ARM chipset space could...
11:20 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Adele Gets Spotify To Take Shuffle Button Off All Album Pages
Adele has persuaded Spotify to take the shuffle button off all album pages so tracks play in the artist's own order. The BBC reports: The singer tweeted: "We don't create albums with so much care and ...
10:40 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Gizmodo Is Making the Facebook Papers Public
Gizmodo says it will be making the "Facebook Papers" public, becoming the first media outlet to do so. These documents were leaked to U.S. regulators by a Facebook whistleblower earlier this year and...
10:00 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot India Police Charge Amazon Execs In Alleged Marijuana Smuggling Case
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Indian police said on Saturday they had charged senior executives of Amazon.com's local unit under narcotics laws in a case of alleged marijuana smugg...
09:23 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Attackers Don't Bother Brute-forcing Long Passwords, Microsoft Engineer Says
According to data collected by Microsoft's network of honeypot servers, most brute-force attackers primarily attempt to guess short passwords, with very few attacks targeting credentials that are eith...
08:45 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Crypto.com Naming Agreement 'Paid for Itself' After Coin Surges
Crypto.com's deal last week to replace Staples as the title sponsor of an iconic downtown Los Angeles sports center appears to have already paid for itself. From a report: The CRO token has surged mor...
08:07 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Qualcomm is Updating Its Snapdragon Branding To Try and Simplify Its Chip Names
Qualcomm has announced some key changes to how it brands its Snapdragon chips, including a shift away from the three-digit numbering system it's been using to differentiate between its products for ye...
07:24 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Meta Delays Encrypted Messages on Facebook and Instagram To 2023
The owner of Facebook and Instagram is delaying plans to encrypt users' messages until 2023 amid warnings from child safety campaigners that its proposals would shield abusers from detection. From a r...
06:45 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Ridley Scott Confirms 'Blade Runner' and 'Alien' Live-action Shows
While making the press rounds for his upcoming film, House of Gucci, iconic director Sir Ridley Scott revealed that both Blade Runner and Alien live-action television series are in the early stages of...
06:04 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot US Lawmakers Call for Privacy Legislation After Reuters Report on Amazon Lobbying
Five members of Congress called for federal consumer-privacy legislation after a Reuters report published Friday revealed how Amazon has led an under-the-radar campaign to gut privacy protections in 2...
05:25 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Norway Is Running Out of Gas-Guzzling Cars To Tax
When it comes to sales of electric cars, Norway is in a league of its own. In September, battery-powered electric vehicles accounted for 77.5 percent of all new cars sold. That figure makes Norway a w...
04:43 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot China's Exiled Crypto Machines Fuel Global Mining Boom
China's ban on cryptocurrency mining in May triggered an exodus of miners and a global race to relocate millions of the clunky, power intensive machines they use to solve complex puzzles and earn bitc...
04:03 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot WhatsApp Privacy Policy Tweaked in Europe After Record Fine
WhatsApp is rewriting its privacy policy as a result of a huge data protection fine earlier this year. From a report: Following an investigation, the Irish data protection watchdog issued a $253.29m f...
03:24 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot GoDaddy Security Breach Exposes WordPress Users' Data
Web hosting company GoDaddy said on Monday email addresses of up to 1.2 million active and inactive Managed WordPress customers had been exposed in an unauthorized third-party access. From a report: T...
02:47 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot The Next Generation of Gaming Didn't Actually Arrive With Xbox Series X and PS5
A year ago, the next generation of console gaming was supposed to have arrived. The Xbox Series X (and Series S) and PlayStation 5 strode boldly onto the scene, with massive chassis and even bigger pr...
02:43 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot The Next Generation of Gaming Didn't Actually Arrive With Xbox Series X and PS5
A year ago, the next generation of console gaming was supposed to have arrived. The Xbox Series X (and Series S) and PlayStation 5 strode boldly onto the scene, with massive chassis and even bigger pr...
02:19 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot The Metaverse, Crypto and EVs Are Among 2021's Big Tech Winners
When Americans gather around the Thanksgiving table this week, the blistering rally in technology, electric vehicles and crypto-related stocks is likely to be a part of their conversations. From a rep...
02:02 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot The Metaverse, Crypto and EVs Are Among 2021's Big Tech Winners
When Americans gather around the Thanksgiving table this week, the blistering rally in technology, electric vehicles and crypto-related stocks is likely to be a part of their conversations. From a rep...
12:34 pm - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot FAA Memo Reveals More New Boeing 787 Manufacturing Defects
The Seattle Times reports:The litany of manufacturing defects on the 787 Dreamliner is expanding as Boeing engineers take apart planes and discover new or more widespread issues, a Federal Aviation Ad...
08:34 am - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Reducing Emissions by Reducing Agricultural Waste - Starting with Apple-Monitoring Tech
Three years ago Strella Biotechnology launched to "try to reduce waste in the U.S. food system — a problem that by some estimates creates as much emissions as 33 million passenger vehicles," rep...
04:34 am - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot How Facebook and Google Actually Fund the Creation of Misinformation
MIT's Technology Review shares data from a Facebook-run tool called CrowdTangle. It shows that by 2018 in the nation of Myanmar (population: 53 million), " All the engagement had instead gone to fake ...
02:34 am - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' Trailer Remade With Footage From the 1990's Cartoon
Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: This week Marvel released an epic three-minute trailer hyping December's releases of Spider-Man: No Way Home. "It comes after the initial trailer, which f...
12:12 am - Mon, November 22, 2021
Slashdot Intel's Expensive New Plan to Upgrade Its Chip Technology - and US Manufacturing
America's push to manufacturer more products domestically gets an in-depth look from CNET — including a new Intel chip factory outside of Phoenix. CNET calls it a fork in the road "after squande...
10:53 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Cryptographers Aren't Happy With How You're Using the Word 'Crypto'
Cryptographers are upset that "crypto" sometimes now refers to cryptocurrency, reports the Guardian:This lexical shift has weighed heavily on cryptographers, who, over the past few years, have repeate...
09:45 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Are Zebras White With Black Stripes Or Black With White Stripes?
Zebra stripes are unique to each individual zebra, reports LiveScience, in an article shared by long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot. And even if you look at the three different zebra species, their ...
08:34 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Why Colleges are Giving Up on Remote Education
The president emeritus of the Great Lakes College Association writes that "nearly all colleges have re-adopted in-person education this fall, in spite of delta variant risks... "As it turns out, stude...
07:34 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Ask Slashdot: Where Are All the Jobs Preventing Zero-Day Exploits?
An anonymous reader writes: Given the widespread understanding that sophisticated hackers are regularly using zero-day vulnerabilities to break into high-value systems, why is it that when I search fo...
06:34 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot El Salvador Plans 'Bitcoin City' Powered by a Volcano, Financed by Bitcoin Bonds
"In a rock concert-like atmosphere, El Salvador President Nayib Bukele announced that his government will build an oceanside 'Bitcoin City' at the base of a volcano..." reports the Associated Press. "...
05:34 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Scientists May Have Identified the Crater on Mars that Launched a Rock to Earth
National Geographic reports:About a million years ago, an asteroid smacked into the normally tranquil surface of Mars. The impact released a fountain of debris, and some of the rocky fragments pierced...
04:34 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot GitHub Fixes a Private-Package-Names Leak and Serious Authorization Bug
In 2020 Microsoft's GitHub acquired NPM (makers of the default package manager for Node.js). The company's web page boasts that npm "is a critical part of the JavaScript community and helps support on...
03:34 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot 27th Annual Text Adventure Competition Won By Game About - Text Adventures
DevNull127 writes: Saturday afternoon, 91 geeks huddled around a Twitch stream to hear the winners announced for the 27th Annual Interactive Fiction Competition. This year's competition attracted 71 e...
12:25 pm - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot A German State is Switching Its 25,000 Computers From Windows to Linux
The north-German state of Schleswig-Holstein plans to switch to open source software..." reports Mike Saunders from LibreOffice. "By the end of 2026, Microsoft Office is to be replaced by LibreOffice ...
08:25 am - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Can We Fight Carbon Emissions With Roundabout Intersections?
The U.S. city of Carmel, Indiana (population: 102,000) has 140 roundabouts, "with over a dozen still to come," reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) "No American city has more. The main re...
04:25 am - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Rockstar Games Apologizes for GTA Re-Release Glitches, Promises Updates and PC Originals
Friday Rockstar Games issued an update in the Announcements section of the company's web site "regarding the unexpected technical issues that came to light as part of the launch of Grand Theft Auto: T...
02:25 am - Sun, November 21, 2021
Slashdot Researcher Argues Data Paints 'Big Red Flashing Arrow' Toward Wuhan Market as Covid-19 Origin
CNN reports on researcher Michael Worobey, "who specializes in tracing the genetic evolution of viruses," who has now found "considerable evidence that the virus arose in an animal, and did not start ...
11:25 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Is 'The NFT Bay' Just a Giant Hoax?
Recently Austrian developer Geoffrey Huntley announced they'd created a 20-terabyte archive of all NFTs on the Ethereum and Solana blockchains. But one NFT startup company now says they tried download...
10:07 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot 'Gas Station in Space' - A New Proposal to Convert Space Junk Into a Rocket Fuel
"An Australian company is part of an international effort to recycle dangerous space junk into rocket fuel — in space," reports the Guardian. Slashdot reader votsalo shared their report (which a...
10:07 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot 'Gas Station in Space' - A New Proposal to Convert Space Junk Into Rocket Fuel
"An Australian company is part of an international effort to recycle dangerous space junk into rocket fuel — in space," reports the Guardian. Slashdot reader votsalo shared their report (which a...
08:34 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot How Bad is Online Shopping for the Environment?
"E-commerce sales jumped nearly 32 percent in 2020 compared to the prior year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data," reports Politico — and this year "online sales are on track to outpace that ...
07:34 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot GitHub's Annual Developer Survey Finds Remote Developers Aren't Returning to the Office
GitHub's annual report on its user community "combined telemetry data from over four million repositories with direct survey from over 12,000 developers to identify current trends among software devel...
06:34 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot The Last Days of Amiga - and the Lost Amiga CD64
This week Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) looked back nearly 30 years to the glory days of the world's first true 32-bit CD based home console — Commodore's Amiga32. In the final three mont...
05:34 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Could Fusion Energy Provide a Safer Alternative to Nuclear Power?
"One way to help eliminate carbon emissions and thereby fight global warming may be to exploit fusion, the energy source of the sun and stars..." argues a new article in Bulletin of the Atomic Scienti...
04:34 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Harvard Astronomers Challenge Theory That 'Oumuamua Was a Nitrogen Iceberg
"Although Oumuamua probably isn't some probe looking for humpbacked whales," writes Slashdot reader alaskana98, "it does continue to deliver plenty of intrigue — and controversy — for thos...
03:34 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Texas Plans To Become the Bitcoin Capital, Vulnerable Power Grid and All
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Texas, already home to the most vulnerable power grid in the U.S., is about to be hit by a surge in demand for electricity that's twice the size of ...
01:00 pm - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot NASA Seeks Ideas For a Nuclear Reactor On the Moon
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.org: NASA and the nation's top federal nuclear research lab on Friday put out a request for proposals for a fission surface power system. NASA is collabor...
10:00 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Visualizations Show the Extensive Cloud of Debris Russia's Anti-Satellite Test Created
Satellite trackers have been working overtime to figure out just how much dangerous debris Russia created when it destroyed one of its own satellites early Monday -- and the picture they've painted lo...
07:00 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Perseverance Rover Captures Awesome Video of Helicopter Flying on Mars
NASA has now released the most detailed footage yet of Ingenuity in flight. Gizmodo reports: The two videos were taken during the rotorcraft's 13th flight, which took place on September 4. The 16-seco...
03:30 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot DogPhone Lets Pets Ring Their Owners
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Guardian: [R]esearchers have created a hi-tech option for canines left home alone: a ball that allows them to call their owners on the old dog and bone. Th...
02:02 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot First Electric Autonomous Cargo Ship Launched In Norway
Zero emissions and, soon, zero crew: the world's first fully electric autonomous cargo vessel was unveiled in Norway, a small but promising step toward reducing the maritime industry's climate footpri...
01:25 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Ford Plans To Produce 600,000 EVs a Year By the End of 2023
Ford CEO Jim Farley announced that the automaker is planning to produce 600,000 electric vehicles per year by the end of 2023, "which will double the number of EVs it originally intended to manufactur...
12:45 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot Alphabet Puts Prototype Robots To Work Cleaning Up Google's Offices
The company announced today that its Everyday Robots Project -- a team within its experimental X labs dedicated to creating "a general-purpose learning robot" -- has moved some of its prototype machin...
12:07 am - Sat, November 20, 2021
Slashdot UPDATE: Broad 329,000-Page Document Request Led to FDA's 2076 'Scheduling Dispute'
UPDATE: While one group of physicians has complained that the FDA is slow-walking the release of vaccine-approval documents, Snopes.com points out you can also see this story from a different perspect...
11:20 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Canadian Police Arrest Teen For Stealing $36.5 Million In Cryptocurrency
In what's being referred to as the largest-ever cryptocurrency theft involving one person, police in Canada say they recently arrested a teen who allegedly stole $36.5 million worth of cryptocurrency ...
10:02 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Sci-Hub: Researchers File Intervention Application To Fight ISP Blocking
Last December, academic publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit demanding that Indian ISPs block access to Sci-Hub and Libgen for copyright infringement. The ongoing ...
09:40 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Rockstar Admits GTA Remasters 'Did Not Meet Our Own Standards of Quality'
Rockstar has issued an apology for the "unexpected technical issues" that marred the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition last week and led to the quick removal of the PC ...
09:21 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot CDC Panel Unanimously Endorses Pfizer and Moderna Covid Boosters For All US Adults
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The CDC's independent panel of vaccine scientists unanimously endorsed Pfizer and Moderna's boosters for all adults, one of the final regulatory steps be...
09:01 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Citadel CEO Ken Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of US Constitution
Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin said he won a $43.2 million first-edition copy of the U.S. Constitution at a Sotheby' s auction on Thursday -- and now he intends to lend it to a free Ar...
08:40 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Ask Slashdot: What's a 2021 Movie or TV Show That You Enjoyed Watching?
An anonymous reader writes: Haven't seen discussion on movie and TV shows recommendations on Slashdot of late. Could the fellow readers share some movies and TV shows and documentaries from this year ...
08:07 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Disney Adds Disney And ESPN To Hulu Live TV, Raises Bundle Monthly Price By $5
Softening the blow of a monthly price hike, Disney is offering subscribers to Hulu's live TV service access to Disney+ and ESPN+ at no extra charge. From a report: Beginning on December 21, the Hulu +...
07:30 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Facebook Tells LA Police To Stop Spying on Users With Fake Accounts
Facebook has written to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), demanding that it stop setting up fake profiles to conduct surveillance on users. From a report: This comes after the Guardian reveale...
06:44 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Pentagon Asks Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle for Bids on New Cloud Contracts
The U.S. General Services Administration said Friday that the Defense Department has solicited bids from Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle for cloud contracts. From a report: The outreach comes aft...
06:05 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Adults Who Microdose Psychedelics Report Health-related Motivations and Lower Levels of Anxiety and Depression, Paper Finds
Abstract of a paper published on Nature: The use of psychedelic substances at sub-sensorium 'microdoses,' has gained popular academic interest for reported positive effects on wellness and cognition. ...
05:22 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot The Amazon Lobbyists Who Kill US Consumer Privacy Protections
In recent years, Amazon has killed or undermined privacy protections in more than three dozen bills across 25 states, as the e-commerce giant amassed a lucrative trove of personal data on millions of ...
04:46 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Visions of a US Computer Chip Boom Have Cities Hustling
Many local governments see a silver lining in the shortage of semiconductor chips that has contributed to a slowdown in the global economy. From a report: The shortage of computer chips has zapped ene...
04:12 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Singapore's Tech-utopia Dream is Turning Into a Surveillance State Nightmare
In the "smart nation," robot dogs enforce social distancing and flying taxis are just over the horizon. The reality is very different. From a report: Singapore is often rendered as an aspiring techno-...
03:29 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Tor Project Sees Decline in Server Numbers, Will Offer Rewards for New Bridge Operators
The Tor Project said this week that it has seen a drop in the number of Tor relays and bridge servers and is now offering various rewards to users who help bring the number back up. From a report: Rew...
02:42 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Copy of US Constitution Sells for $43.2 Million as Crypto Group DAO Is Outbid
The art market wasn't ready for revolution. A rare, first-edition copy of the U.S. Constitution sold for $43.2 million at Sotheby's Thursday, but it appears the winner is a private collector rather th...
02:02 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot A Look Under the Hood of the Most Successful Streaming Service on the Planet
A service's guts, the engineering behind the app itself, are the foundation of any streamer's success, and Netflix has spent the last 10 years building out an expansive server network called Open Conn...
01:00 pm - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Winamp Prepares a Relaunch
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Winamp is getting closer to release with a redesigned website, logo, and a new beta signup allowing users to soon test the upcoming version o...
10:00 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot FDA Asks Judge To Grant It Until 2076 To Release Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine Data
schwit1 shares a report from Substack, written by Aaron Siri. He is the Managing Partner of Siri & Glimstad, a law firm representing the plaintiffs in the case. From the report: The FDA has asked ...
07:00 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Steve Wozniak's Startup Privateer Plans To Launch Hundreds of Satellites To Study Space Debris
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's startup Privateer aims to help humanity get the goods on space junk before it's too late. Space.com reports: The Hawaii-based company, whose existence Wozniak and co-f...
03:30 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Iodine-Powered Satellite Successfully Tested In Space For First Time
Tesseractic shares a report from New Scientist, written by Chen Ly: A satellite has been successfully powered by iodine for the first time. Iodine performed better than the traditional propellant of c...
02:02 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Thousands of Firefox Users Accidentally Commit Login Cookies On GitHub
Thousands of Firefox cookie databases containing sensitive data are available on request from GitHub repositories, data potentially usable for hijacking authenticated sessions. The Register reports: T...
01:25 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Programmer Restores YouTube Dislike Counts With Browser Extension
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: YouTube's decision to hide dislike counts on videos has sparked anger and derision. One inventive programmer has attempted to restore the feature...
12:45 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot Starbucks Links With Amazon Go For First Cashierless Cafe
Starbucks has partnered with Amazon Go, the e-commerce giant's brick-and-mortar convenience store, to open its first ever cashierless cafe. "[C]ustomers can sit at a table with a latte or grab a sandw...
12:02 am - Fri, November 19, 2021
Slashdot SpaceX Will 'Hopefully' Launch First Orbital Starship Flight In January
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Elon Musk on Wednesday said SpaceX is "hoping" to launch the first orbital flight test of its mammoth Starship rocket in January, a schedule that depends...
11:20 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Nvidia Eyes $1 Trillion Club Following Blowout Earnings
GoJays shares a report from Yahoo Finance: Nvidia's (NVDA) stock closed out the trading day Thursday with gusto, following its impressive Q3 earnings report on Wednesday. Shares of the chip maker ende...
10:40 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot 'The NFT Bay' Shares Multi-Terabyte Archive of 'Pirated' NFTs
NFTs are unique blockchain entries through which people can prove that they own something. However, the underlying images can be copied with a single click. This point is illustrated by The NFT Bay wh...
10:02 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Apple's Right-To-Repair Policy Was Forced By Green Investors and Regulatory Pressure
"In the past, Apple has taken an opposing stance on letting consumers repair their devices. Some of that is changing with Apple's new announcement," writes Slashdot reader wakeboarder. "Apple will sel...
09:26 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot US Government Seizes $56 Million in Crypto from BitConnect's 'Number One Promoter'
The US government has seized $56 million worth of cryptocurrency from an admitted participant in the BitConnect scam and intends to sell the coins and use the proceeds to reimburse victims. The Depart...
08:45 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Xbox Chief Says He's Evaluating Relationship With Activision
Microsoft's head of Xbox said he's "evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments," in light of the recent revelations at the video game ...
08:04 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot US State Attorneys General Open Probe into Instagram's Effect on Kids
A bipartisan coalition of U.S. state attorneys general said on Thursday it has opened a probe into Facebook, now known as Meta Platforms, for promoting its subsidiary Instagram to children despite pot...
07:28 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Twitter Rolls Back AMP Support, No Longer Sends Users To AMP Pages
An anonymous reader shares a report: If you are noticing less traffic to your website's AMP pages coming from Twitter, turns out there is a reason for that: Twitter has subtly updated its AMP guidelin...
06:54 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Apple Employees Will Return To Offices February 1 in a Hybrid Work Pilot
Apple employees will return to offices starting February 1st as part of a hybrid work pilot and will be able to work remotely for four weeks a year. From a report: First reported by The Information, e...
06:09 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle
Apple is pushing to accelerate development of its electric car and is refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the ma...
05:28 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot HBO Discussed Buying Netflix in 2006
An anonymous reader shares a report: "The goal is to become HBO faster than HBO can become us." That's Netflix executive Ted Sarandos in 2013, shortly before his company made its jump into original co...
04:44 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot OpenAI's GPT-3 Gets a Little Bit More Open
The artificial intelligence research company OpenAI will eliminate the waiting list for access to the API of its natural language processing program (NLP) GPT-3. From a report: The move will accelerat...
04:08 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot How Fraudsters Exploit Popular Interest-free Payment Plans
Buy now, pay later services aren't just popular among consumers. They're also proving to be a hit with criminals. From a report: Fraudulent activity is on the rise at some of the largest buy now, pay ...
03:35 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Advisor To EU's Top Court Suggests German Bulk Data Retention Law Isn't Legal
The battle between the appetites of European Union Member States' governments to retain their citizens' data -- for fuzzy, catch-all 'security' purposes -- and the region's top court, the CJEU, which ...
02:44 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot During COP26, Facebook Served Ads With Climate Falsehoods, Skepticism
Facebook advertisers promoted false and misleading claims about climate change on the platform in recent weeks, just as the COP26 conference was getting under way. From a report: Days after Facebook's...
02:10 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Crypto Co-stars With Hollywood
Crypto has gone Hollywood, and vice versa, as the two industries are deepening their financial and strategic ties. From a report: For crypto, these partnerships are about building brand awareness. For...
01:00 pm - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Bill Gates' TerraPower Will Set Up a $4 Billion Nuclear Plant In Wyoming
Hmmmmmm shares a report from Interesting Engineering: Founded by Bill Gates, TerraPower, a company that plans to use nuclear energy to deliver power in a sustainable manner, has selected Kremmer, Wyom...
10:00 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Crypto Bid To Buy US Constitution Print Raises Millions
In a follow-up to Monday's story, "a crowdfunded effort to buy a rare 1787 copy of the U.S. constitution at auction claims to have received more than [$31 million] worth of cryptocurrency donations," ...
07:00 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Jeff Bezos: Future Humans 'Will Visit the Earth the Way You Visit Yellowstone'
According to Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, future generations "will visit Earth the way you visit Yellowstone National Park." Gizmodo reports: The remarks came last week at an event held ...
03:30 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Gaming Chief Calls For Industry-Wide Game Preservation
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: Microsoft's vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, wants the gaming industry to work toward a common goal of keeping older games available to modern au...
02:02 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Tea and Coffee May Be Linked To Lower Risk of Stroke and Dementia, Study Finds
Drinking coffee or tea may be linked with a lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to the largest study of its kind. The Guardian reports: Strokes cause 10% of deaths globally, while dementia is...
01:25 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Xbox Game Pass Cloud Gaming Arrives On Consoles
Following a limited test in September, Microsoft has begun rolling out cloud gaming support to additional Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. Engadget reports: While the feature is still in beta, i...
12:45 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot Japan's Fugaku Retains Title As World's Fastest Supercomputer
According to a report from Nikkei Asia (paywalled), "The Japanese-made Fugaku captured its fourth consecutive title as the world's fastest supercomputer on Tuesday, although a rival from the U.S. or C...
12:02 am - Thu, November 18, 2021
Slashdot BlockFi Faces SEC Scrutiny Over High-Yield Crypto Accounts
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: BlockFi is being scrutinized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its popular product that pays customers high interest rates for len...
11:20 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot YouTube Co-Founder Predicts 'Decline' of the Platform Following Removal of Dislikes
Last week, YouTube announced a controversial decision to make the "dislike" count on videos private across its platform. Not only did the move upset many Slashdotters, but it upset the third co-founde...
10:40 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Russian Ransomware Gangs Start Collaborating With Chinese Hackers
There's some unusual activity brewing on Russian-speaking cybercrime forums, where hackers appear to be reaching out to Chinese counterparts for collaboration. BleepingComputer reports: These attempts...
10:02 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot South Korea Is Giving Millions of Photos To Facial Recognition Researchers
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The South Korean Ministry of Justice has provided more than 100 million photos of foreign nationals who travelled through the country's airports t...
09:25 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Discord is Quietly Building an App Empire of Bots
Discord has been quietly building its own app platform based on bots over the past few years. More than 30 percent of Discord servers now use bots, and 430,000 of them are used every week across Disco...
08:45 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot A Utah Company Says It's Revolutionized Truth-telling Technology. Experts Are Highly Skeptical.
Is the ocular product EyeDetect a leap ahead of the polygraph? Or just the same dubiousness in a more high-tech box? From a report: In 2018, John Rael, a volunteer track coach in Taos, N.M., was on tr...
08:05 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Is Microsoft Stealing People's Bookmarks?
Z00L00K writes: From Schneier on Security I received email from two people who told me that Microsoft Edge enabled synching without warning or consent, which means that Microsoft sucked up all of thei...
07:27 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Bank-Only Stablecoins Limit Innovation, Fed's Waller Says
Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller broke with a report from regulators earlier this month and said he disagrees with the idea that stablecoins should only be issued by banks because it would ...
06:56 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Linux Has a Serious Security Problem That Once Again Enables DNS Cache Poisoning
shoor writes: As much as 38 percent of the Internet's domain name lookup servers are vulnerable to a new attack that allows hackers to send victims to maliciously spoofed addresses masquerading as leg...
06:07 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot US Says Iran-backed Hackers Are Now Targeting Organizations With Ransomware
The U.S. government, along with counterparts in Australia and the U.K, have warned that Iranian state-backed hackers are targeting U.S. organizations in critical infrastructure sectors -- in some case...
05:23 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot The End of 'Click To Subscribe, Call To Cancel'? One of the News Industry's Favorite Retention Tactics is Illegal, FTC Says
An anonymous reader shares a report: Discovering they had to get on the phone to cancel a subscription they signed up for online rankled several respondents in our survey looking at why people cancele...
04:43 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Secretive Chinese Committee Draws Up List To Replace US Tech
China is accelerating plans to replace American and foreign technology, quietly empowering a secretive government-backed organization to vet and approve local suppliers in sensitive areas from cloud t...
04:07 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Fifty Percent of Facebook Messenger's Total Voice Traffic Comes from Cambodia. Here's Why
In 2018, the team at Facebook had a puzzle on their hands. Cambodian users accounted for nearly 50% of all global traffic for Messenger's voice function, but no one at the company knew why, according ...
03:46 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over 'Pulp Fiction' NFT Auction
Miramax filed a lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Quentin Tarantino of copyright infringement by selling NFTs based on the screenplay for "Pulp Fiction." From a report: Tarantino announced the sale at a rec...
02:46 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Beginning Next Year, Apple Will Send You Parts and Tools To Fix Your iPhone and Mac at Home
Apple just announced Self Service Repair, a new program designed to let users perform common repairs on devices at home. Through the program, users with damaged devices will be sent "Apple genuine" to...
02:01 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Amazon To Stop Accepting Visa Credit Cards Issued in the UK, Citing High Fees
Amazon plans to stop accepting payments made via Visa credit cards issued in the U.K. starting next year. From a report: The e-commerce giant has told some customers that, from Jan. 19 onward, the com...
01:00 pm - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot NASA's Moon Landing Will Likely Be Delayed 'Several Years' Beyond 2024, Auditors Say
"NASA is not properly estimating costs for the Artemis program and could spend $93 billion between fiscal years 2021 and 2025," writes Slashdot reader schwit1. "NASA recently extended its target date ...
10:00 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Epic Calls For a Single Universal App Store
Long-time tlhIngan writes: Tim Sweeney is at it again. The CEO of Epic Games blasts Apple and Google and calls for a universal app store that works across all platforms. Naturally, he's proposing that...
07:00 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot The 'Dude, You're Getting a Dell' Guy Returns
Ben Curtis, the pitchman for Dell in the early 2000s who coined the phrase, "Dude, you're getting a Dell," has made a triumphant comeback. In the new ad, Curtis starts by saying, "Dude, a lot can happ...
03:30 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot VR Treatment For Chronic Pain Gets FDA Authorization
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The Food and Drug Administration authorized a virtual reality system as a prescription treatment for chronic back pain, the agency announced today. ...
02:02 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Will Not Bring x64 Emulation to Windows 10 on ARM
Microsoft has confirmed that x64 emulation will no longer be offered in future Windows 10 Insider Preview builds (or release builds). Paul Thurrott reports: "We have received questions about the statu...
01:25 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Will Continue Supporting Windows 10 With Yearly Feature Updates
Along with the release of Windows 10's November 2021 update, Microsoft announced that it will no longer provide Windows 10 updates twice per year. Instead, it's switching to a once-per-year schedule. ...
12:45 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Brave Browser Now Includes a Built-In Crypto Wallet
Brave has updated its desktop browser with a built-in crypto wallet that lets you buy, sell and swap with "almost any" asset. Engadget reports: While this won't always be more convenient, Brave claims...
12:02 am - Wed, November 17, 2021
Slashdot Bilibili, China's YouTube, Joins the Open Invention Network
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Bilibili has joined other Chinese technology powerhouses such as ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, and its rival Kuaishou, in joining the Open Inventi...
11:20 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Robinhood Hack Also Included Thousands of Phone Numbers
The recent hack at app-based investment platform Robinhood also impacted thousands of phone numbers, Motherboard has learned. From the report: Originally, Robinhood said that the breach included the e...
10:40 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Google Chrome 96 Breaks Twitter, Discord, Video Rendering and More
Google Chrome 96 was released yesterday, and users are reporting problems with Twitter, Discord, and Instagram caused by the new version. BleepingComputer reports: The issues have been reported to Goo...
10:02 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Lucid Air Named MotorTrend Car of the Year
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: The Lucid Air, the first model from California-based electric car start-up company Lucid Motors, has been named MotorTrend's 2022 Car of the Year. It's th...
09:22 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot New Mission To Scour Our Interstellar Neighbourhood for Planets that Could Sustain Life
A new space mission to hunt for potentially habitable planets around Earth's closest neighbouring star system is under way. From a report: In a project with echoes of the 2009 film Avatar, an internat...
08:45 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot FAA, FCC Are Making 'Progress' on 5G Signal Woes
U.S. aviation regulators are having "very productive discussions" with the Federal Communications Commission and the telecommunications industry over concerns that 5G technology could interfere with a...
08:08 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot China Takes Aim at 'Extremely Harmful' Crypto Mining Once Again
Chinese authorities are ramping up a crackdown on crypto mining, calling it an "extremely harmful" practice that threatens to jeopardize the country's efforts to reduce carbon emissions. From a report...
07:30 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Windows 11 is Getting a New Media Player App You Can Test Today
Microsoft has created a new Media Player app for Windows 11, and it's beginning to test the app with Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel today. The redesigned Media Player app will support both audio ...
06:52 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Celebrity NFTs Risk 'Catastrophic Failure.' Just Ask John Cena
Tokens from several celebrities have fallen in value in recent weeks, leaving buyers with losses. From a report: Celebrities like the musician Grimes have been quick to cash in on nonfungible tokens, ...
06:10 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Scores of Internet Services Including Google, Instagram, AWS, Twitter, Spotify, Discord, Shopify, TikTok Are Facing Outage, Users Say
Google, Instagram, AWS, Twitter, Spotify, Discord, Etsy, Shopify, TikTok and dozens of other services are facing outages, according to several users report on DownDetector. It's unclear at this time w...
05:43 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Cloudflare Blocked a Massive 2 Tbps DDoS Attack
Cloudflare says it has blocked a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that peaked at just under 2 Tbps, making it one of the largest ever recorded. From a report: The internet company said in a...
04:41 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Qualcomm's Next-gen CPU for PCs Will Take on Apple's M-series Chips in 2023
Qualcomm is looking to seriously beef up its PC processors, with the company announcing plans for a next-generation Arm-based SoC "designed to set the performance benchmark for Windows PCs" that would...
04:04 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Mysterious Object Glimpsed Decades Ago Might Have Actually Been Planet Nine
It's one of the most intriguing questions about the Solar System from the last five years: Is there a large planet, lurking out in the cold dark reaches, on an orbit so wide it could take 20,000 years...
03:25 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Firefox Relay Offers Unlimited Email Aliases as Part of its New Premium Plan
Mozilla launched Firefox Relay as a free product that gives you five email aliases you can use every time you need to sign up for a random account online. From a report: Now, the organization has intr...
02:48 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Nvidia's Arm Deal Faces UK National Security Probe
Nvidia's bid for British chipmaker Arm faces a national security review in the U.K., in another potential pitfall for a deal under intense scrutiny from antitrust regulators across the world. From a r...
02:09 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Google Formed 'Fortnite Task Force' in Response To Epic's Moves
Google was so worried about Epic Games sidestepping its app store with Fortnite that it created a task force to confront the issue, according to a legal filing by the game developer. From a report: Th...
01:00 pm - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Emotet Botnet Returns After Law Enforcement Mass-Uninstall Operation
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: The Emotet malware botnet is back up and running once again almost ten months after an international law enforcement operation took down its comman...
10:00 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot 'If Apple Keeps Letting Its Software Slip, the Next Big Thing Won't Matter'
If Apple can't improve the reliability of its software, the next big thing won't matter, argues Dan Moren in an opinion piece for Macworld. From the report: Uneven distribution: As sci-fi writer Willi...
07:00 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot The US Finally Adopts a National Recycling Strategy
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new national recycling strategy today, the agency's first ever such commitment, according to the Washington Post. The Verge reports: It's a roadmap for ...
03:30 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Togo Made a Digital Government Stimulus System In Two Weeks
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Bloomberg report: In Togo, a nation of about 8 million people where the average income is below $2 a day, it took the government less than two weeks to des...
02:02 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Air Cargo Is Suddenly Affordable Relative To Ocean Shipping
AskWaves explains how the gap between air and ocean freight transport has narrowed during the pandemic. From the report: The air rate from China to the U.S. West Coast during the first week of Novembe...
01:25 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot High Severity BIOS Flaws Affect Numerous Intel Processors
Intel has disclosed two high-severity vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of Intel processor families, allowing threat actors and malware to gain higher privilege levels on the device. BleepingCo...
12:45 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot DDR4 Memory Protections Are Broken Wide Open By New Rowhammer Technique
"An unprivileged application can corrupt data in memory by accessing 'hammering' rows of DDR4 memory in certain patterns millions of times a second, giving those untrusted applications nearly unfetter...
12:02 am - Tue, November 16, 2021
Slashdot Nigeria's E-Naira Lures About Half a Million People Weeks After Its Launch
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Nigerian central bank's digital currency has lured about half a million users three weeks after it was introduced in a move to entice people away fr...
11:20 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot NYC Passes Bill Requiring 'Bias Audits' of AI Hiring Tech
A year since it was introduced, New York City Council passed a bill earlier this week requiring companies that sell AI technologies for hiring to obtain audits assessing the potential of those product...
10:40 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Adds 76 More Games To the Xbox Backward Compatibility Program
During the Xbox 20th anniversary event today, Microsoft announced it'll be adding a total of 76 games to the Xbox backward compatibility program. The company also said "Halo Infinite," the latest edit...
10:02 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Russia May Have Just Shot Down Its Own Satellite, Creating a Huge Debris Cloud
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The seven astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station sheltered inside their respective spacecraft, a Crew Dragon and Soyuz...
09:25 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot A Plan To Perfect the New York City Street
An "achievable, replicable" plan for a city that's embracing public space as never before. Curbed: New York and Curbed recruited a team of designers and consultants, led by the architecture firm WXY, ...
08:41 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Peloton Sues Rivals Over Alleged Patent Infringement Related To On-demand Classes
Peloton has filed fresh lawsuits against two of its rivals, iFit and Echelon. From a report: It alleges that the companies are violating up to four patents it holds related to on-demand classes, one o...
08:04 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Surprises Gamers With 'Halo Infinite' Multiplayer Launch
Microsoft said "Halo Infinite," the latest edition of the best-selling Xbox alien-shooter game, will be available starting Nov. 15 for multiplayer gaming. From a report: The company, celebrating the 2...
07:29 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Crypto Nerds Are Trying To Buy the US Constitution
The following sentence may sound like the logline for an as-yet unmade National Treasure 3, but it's very much real: A large group of crypto maximalists is banding together in an effort to obtain the ...
06:45 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Portugal Proposed Law Tries To Sneak in Biometric Mass Surveillance
Whilst the European Parliament has been fighting bravely for the rights of everyone in the EU to exist freely and with dignity in publicly accessible spaces, the government of Portugal is attempting t...
06:07 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Ohio's Largest Public Pension Sues Facebook, Saying the Media Giant Misled Investors
Ohio's largest public pension system filed a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social media giant misled investors and breached the public's trust. From a report: Ohio Public Em...
05:35 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Roblox, Building Out the Metaverse, Looks To Bring Educational Videogames To Schools
Roblox plans to help bring educational videogames to classrooms world-wide, part of its strategy to expand its mostly teen and preteen user base and play a role in the next evolution of the internet k...
05:25 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Roblox, Building Out the Metaverse, Looks To Bring Educational Videogames To Schools
Roblox plans to help bring educational videogames to classrooms world-wide, part of its strategy to expand its mostly teen and preteen user base and play a role in the next evolution of the internet k...
04:41 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Huawei Recruits Smartphone Partners To Sidestep US Sanctions
Huawei, whose smartphone business has been devastated by U.S. sanctions, is planning to license its handset designs to third parties as a way to gain access to critical components, Bloomberg is report...
04:09 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot HPE Says Aruba Customer Data Compromised After Data Breach
HPE has confirmed that a "limited subset" of customer data was taken in a data breach involving its subsidiary Aruba Networks, a maker of networking equipment. From a report: The enterprise technology...
04:03 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot HPE Says Aruba Customer Data Compromised After Data Breach
HPE has confirmed that a "limited subset" of customer data was taken in a data breach involving its subsidiary Aruba Networks, a maker of networking equipment. From a report: The enterprise technology...
03:25 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Heavy Rains and Storms in Egypt's Aswan Unleash Scorpions in People's Homes
Heavy rain and flooding in Aswan, Egypt, have driven drifts of scorpions to seek shelter in people's homes. From a report: Three people died and more than 400 were hospitalised across the governorate ...
02:54 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Apple is Sticking Taxpayers With Part of the Bill for Rollout of Tech Giant's Digital ID Card
Apple is making U.S. states foot part of the bill and provide customer support for its plan to turn iPhones into digital identification cards, according to confidential documents obtained by CNBC. Fro...
02:44 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Apple is Sticking Taxpayers With Part of the Bill for Rollout of Tech Giant's Digital ID Card
Apple is making U.S. states foot part of the bill and provide customer support for its plan to turn iPhones into digital identification cards, according to confidential documents obtained by CNBC. Fro...
02:37 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot The Chip That Changed the World
The world changed on Nov. 15, 1971, and hardly anyone noticed. It is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Intel 4004 microprocessor, a computer carved onto silicon, an element as plentiful on ear...
02:02 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot The Chip That Changed the World
The world changed on Nov. 15, 1971, and hardly anyone noticed. It is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Intel 4004 microprocessor, a computer carved onto silicon, an element as plentiful on ear...
12:34 pm - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot NVIDIA's Cloud Gaming Service Quietly Capped Frame Rates on 12 Games
Nvidia's "GeForce Now" cloud gaming service has been quietly capping the frame rates for a handful of 12 specific games on certain tiers "to ensure consistent performance," reports the Verge. "Nvidia ...
10:34 am - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Report: NVIDIA's ARM Takeover Faces Second Antitrust/National Security Inquiry
The UK's digital and cultural secretary will instruct the country's Competition & Markets Authority to conduct "an in-depth inquiry into antitrust concerns" over NVIDIA's purchase of ARM, reports ...
08:34 am - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Hydrogen and Hybrids: Toyota CEO Defends Combustion Engines, Saying 'The Enemy Is Carbon'
This weekend Toyota's president drove a specially-equipped Corolla powered by an in-house hydrogen engine, reports Bloomberg. "Along with Mazda Motor Corp., Toyota showcased vehicles running on carbon...
05:34 am - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot Neal Stephenson Discusses His New Climate Change Thriller - and Coining the Word 'Metaverse'
Tonight CNBC interviewed science fiction luminary Neal Stephenson about his new "geoengineering climate change thriller" — and about his coining of the original term "metaverse."Author Neal Step...
02:34 am - Mon, November 15, 2021
Slashdot IBM Claims Quantum Computing Breakthrough
Axios reports:IBM has created a quantum processor able to process information so complex the work can't be done or simulated on a traditional computer, CEO Arvind Krishna told "Axios on HBO" ahead of ...
11:49 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Glitchy GTA Re-Release Still Unplayable on PC, Said to Contain Infamous 'Hot Coffee' Mini-Game
Kotaku reports: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy — Definitive Edition was released on November 11 on all major platforms including the Switch. However, for folks who bought the game on PC, they've ...
10:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Will Cryptocurrency Face a Quantum Computing Problem?
"If current progress continues, quantum computers will be able to crack public key cryptography," writes CNET, "potentially creating a serious threat to the crypto world, where some currencies are val...
09:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Increasingly Popular Ghost Guns Fuel an 'Epidemic of Violence', says NYT
Untraceable "ghost guns" assembled from parts bought online "can be ordered by gang members, felons and even children," writes the New York Times. They call the guns "increasingly the lethal weapon of...
08:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Have Scientists Disproven Google's Quantum Supremacy Claim?
Slashdot reader AltMachine writes: In October 2019, Google said its Sycamore processor was the first to achieve quantum supremacy by completing a task in three minutes and 20 seconds that would have t...
07:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot France Expands Open Source Use, Seeking Interoperability, 'Digital Sovereignty', and 'Democratic Confidence'
Euractive reports:The French government's roadmap for developing open source to make it a vector of digital sovereignty and a guarantee of "democratic confidence" was presented by Public Transformatio...
06:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Id Software Tries To Stop A Man From Naming His Band 'Doomscroll'
Amazon employee Dustin Mitchell is also a metal guitarist in Texas who decided to name his band "Doomscroll," reports Kotaku — and in February Mitchell tried trademarking Doomscroll with America...
05:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Can We Use Big Batteries to Power Our Trains?
Research studying the possibility of electrifying rail-based freight "finds that the technology is pretty much ready," reports Ars Technica, "and under the right circumstances, the economics are on th...
04:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot The US Department of Homeland Security Urges 'Digital Literacy'
In the war against misinformation and social media-inspired violence, ultimately the social media platforms are just one front. But what about the people consuming misinformation? In June America's Na...
03:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Cerebras Systems' WSE-2 Chip: 2.6 Trillion Transistors 850,000 Cores = 'the Fastest AI Processor on Earth'
SiliconANGLE reports on why investors poured another $250 million into Cerebras Systems Inc:Enterprises typically use graphics processing units in their AI projects. The fastest GPU on the market toda...
12:34 pm - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Singapore Will Stop Covering the Medical Bills of Unvaccinated COVID-19 Patients
"Singapore's government has been covering the medical bills of COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic," reports NPR. "But it says unvaccinated people will soon be on their own."Those who are "unvac...
08:34 am - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot Could Electric Cars Save the Coal Industry?
North Dakota has just 266 electric cars, the fewest of any state in America, reports the Washington Post. But the state's biggest booster for electric cars may be: the coal industry:The thinking is st...
04:34 am - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot FBI Website Exploit Leads To Spam-Blast 'From' FBI.gov
Long-time Slashdot reader davidwr brings news of "an exploit in the FBI's Law Enforcement Enterprise Portal web site that would let anyone send an email to any arbitrary recipient..." Security researc...
02:34 am - Sun, November 14, 2021
Slashdot How Should Facebook Be Fixed?
The technology site Recode interviewed 12 "leading thinkers and leaders on Facebook today," including the Senator pushing tech-industry updates for U.S. antitrust law, an early researcher on viral mis...
11:56 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot US Government Discourages Intel's Plans to Ease Chip Shortage By Expanding in China
"Intel's plan to ease the ongoing chip shortage by increasing production in China has reportedly been opposed by the Biden administration," writes PC Magazine, "over concerns about the potential secur...
10:56 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Penpot, the Vector Design Web-app Taking On Figma and Canva With FOSS, Hits Beta
"It's Open Source. It's free," says a web page at Penpot.app. Slashdot reader kxra writes: Penpot is a free-software, web-based vector design platform using .svg as a first-class filetype used as the ...
09:56 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot 196 Nations Agree to New Climate Change Deal At COP26 Summit
The BBC is hailing "the first ever climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gases." But they also report that developing nations "were unhappy about the lac...
08:34 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot US Rollout of 5G Frequencies Delayed Over Aviation Safety Concerns. Are They Warranted?
Because of a "surprising and sudden request" from America's Federal Aviation Administration that's "based on unverified potential radio interference, a highly anticipated increase in 5G speeds and ava...
07:34 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Austria Expected to Impose Lockdown Only On the Unvaccinated
"Austria is expected to impose lockdown restrictions on millions of unvaccinated people in the coming days," reports CNBC:Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told a press conference Friday that his gove...
06:34 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Will Microsoft Beat Facebook to the Metaverse?
"When comparing Meta — formerly Facebook — and Microsoft's approaches to the metaverse, it's clear Microsoft has a much more grounded and realistic vision," argues an analyst at data analy...
05:34 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Last Year's Texas Power Outage Will Now Cost Natural Gas Customers $3.4 Billion
"Texans will be paying for the effects of last February's cold snap for decades to come," reports Ars Technica, "as the state's oil and gas regulator approved a plan for natural gas utilities to recov...
04:34 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Rockstar Pulls 'Grand Theft Auto: Definitive Edition' After Unintentionally Including Files
Shortly after Thursday's release of Grand Theft Auto: The Definitive Edition, the Rockstar Games Launcher on PC went down, leaving most Rockstar titles unplayable, reports PC Gamer. They also identifi...
03:34 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Vizio's Profit On Ads, Subscriptions, and Data Is Double The Money It Makes Selling TVs
The TV maker released its latest earnings report on Tuesday and revealed that over the last three months, its Platform Plus segment that includes advertising and viewer data had a gross profit of $57....
01:00 pm - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Chemists Discover New Way To Harness Energy From Ammonia
fahrbot-bot shares a report from Phys.Org: A research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified a new way to convert ammonia to nitrogen gas through a process that could be a step tow...
10:00 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Apple-1 Computer Fetches $400,000 At US Auction
The Apple-1, one of Apple's first computers, fetched $400,000 at auction in the U.S. earlier this week. Slashdot reader schwit1 first shared the news with us. The BBC reports: The rare Hawaiian koa wo...
07:00 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot The Man Behind the 'Tic-Tac' UFO Videos Claim They've Been Here Since the 1950s
alaskana98 writes: In a recent GQ magazine interview with Luis Elizondo, the former head of the Department of Defense's "Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP)," he claims that the m...
03:30 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot London's Thames, Once Biologically Dead, Has Been Coming Back To Life
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: In 1858, sewage clogging London's Thames River caused a "Great Stink." A century later, parts of the famed waterway were declared biologically dead. But t...
02:02 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Internet of Things Projected To Generate Up To $12.6 Trillion By 2030
From smart home devices to sensor-laden factories, the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate trillions of dollars in value by the end of the decade, according to a new report from the McKinse...
01:25 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot William Shatner's Crewmate on Blue Origin Spaceflight Died Thursday in a Plane Crash
Last month 49-year-old Glen de Vries travelled with William Shatner into space with two other crewmembers on Blue Origin's sub-orbital capsule. Today NBC News announced de Vries "was one of two men ki...
12:46 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Slashdot Asks: Should YouTube Remove the Dislike Count?
On Wednesday, YouTube announced a controversial decision to make the "dislike" count on videos private across its platform. While the intent is to better protect its creators from harassment and reduc...
12:01 am - Sat, November 13, 2021
Slashdot Coinbase Goes Social by Letting Users Tout Crypto Allocations
Coinbase Global is adding a slew of social-networking capabilities, one of which will make it easier for traders to share information about their allocations on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter...
11:20 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Apple Patent Fights Lookie-Loos With Glass-Activated Screen Blur
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A patent filed by Apple and published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office details the tech giant's interest in creating "privacy eyewe...
10:40 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft To Block Windows 11 Browser Workarounds
The creator of EdgeDeflector said this week that the latest Insider build of Windows 11 now blocks all default browser workarounds. Thurrott reports: If this functionality makes its way to the finishe...
10:02 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Costco Disclosed Data Breach After Finding Credit Card Skimmer
Costco Wholesale Corporation has warned customers in notification letters sent this month that their payment card information might have been stolen while recently shopping at one of its stores. Bleep...
09:25 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot America Is Hiring a Record Number of Robots
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: Companies in North America added a record number of robots in the first nine months of this year as they rushed to speed up assembly lines and struggled t...
08:44 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Researchers Wait 12 Months To Report Vulnerability With 9.8 Out of 10 Severity Rating
About 10,000 enterprise servers running Palo Alto Networks' GlobalProtect VPN are vulnerable to a just-patched buffer overflow bug with a severity rating of 9.8 out of a possible 10. From a report: Se...
08:06 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Contract Lawyers Face a Growing Invasion of Surveillance Programs that Monitor their Work
The attorneys worry that if law firms, traditionally the defenders of workers' rights, are turning to the programs, why wouldn't every other business? From a report: Camille Anidi, an attorney on Long...
07:28 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Australia Leads the World in Coal Emissions Per Capita
India and China are the world's two biggest coal polluters, but Australia and South Korea lead the world in emissions from the world's dirtiest fossil fuel when you adjust for population size, accordi...
06:45 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Near-Earth Asteroid is a Fragment From the Moon, Say Scientists
Scientists have identified what appears to be a small chunk of the moon that is tracking the Earth's orbit around the Sun. From a report: The asteroid, named Kamo'oalewa, was discovered in 2016 but un...
06:05 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft To Block Windows 11 Browser Workarounds
The creator of EdgeDeflector said this week that the latest Insider build of Windows 11 now blocks all default browser workarounds. If this functionality makes its way to the finished product, it will...
05:34 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Portugal Bans Bosses Texting and Emailing Staff After-hours
Portugal has banned bosses from text messaging and emailing staff out of working hours as part of new laws dubbed "right to rest." From a report: The move is part of changes being introduced to improv...
04:46 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Biden Signs Bill To Secure Telecoms Against National Security Threats
President Biden signed into law a bill that requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to secure telecommunications systems against potential foreign threats to national security. From a rep...
04:02 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Tech Billionaires Auctioning Twitter 'Follows' To Advance K-12 CS Education
theodp writes: Leading entrepreneurs and luminaries representing a swath of the technology sector are uniting to voice their support for Code.org and Hour of Code in a call for increased computer scie...
03:24 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Amazon Sued Over Crashes by Drivers Rushing To Make Deliveries
Amazon's algorithms were blamed for a crash that paralyzed an aspiring doctor. Amazon says it's not liable. From a report: Ans Rana was in the back seat of his brother's Tesla Model S when they stoppe...
02:41 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot $76 Billion a Day: How Binance Became the World's Biggest Crypto Exchange
The world's fastest-growing major financial exchange has no head office or formal address, lacks licenses in countries where it operates and has a chief executive who until recently wouldn't answer qu...
02:02 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Toshiba To Split Into Three After Pressure From Activists
Toshiba said it would split into three separate companies as part of an effort to improve shareholder value, responding to pressure from activists after years of scandal and mismanagement. From a repo...
01:00 pm - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Seagate Unveils First Ever PCIe NVMe HDD
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechRadar: Seagate has unveiled the first ever hard disk drive (HDD) that utilizes both the NVMe protocol and a PCIe interface, which have historically been us...
10:00 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot iOS 15.2 Beta Blurs Nude Images For Kids Using Messages App
iOS 15.2 has been released today, bringing a new feature called Communication Safety in Messages that is able to detect and automatically blur nude images that are sent or received by children. It's o...
07:00 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot New Mineral Discovered In Deep-Earth Diamond
fahrbot-bot shares a report from Scientific American: A diamond that formed deep in the earth's mantle contains a mineral never seen before in nature. The discovery is a rare glimpse into the deep man...
03:30 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot New Class of Drug Reverses Paralysis In Mice
An anonymous reader quotes a report from International Business Times: US scientists have developed a new form of drug that promotes the regeneration of cells and reversed paralysis in mice with spina...
02:02 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Bitcoin's Taproot Upgrade Should Occur On Saturday
Bitcoin's long-awaited Taproot update will occur in the coming days, with most sources suggesting Saturday as its activation date. Crypto Briefing reports: Taproot is an upgrade that will improve Bitc...
01:25 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot SpaceX's Dragon Spacecraft Successfully Docks At ISS With Four Astronauts Onboard
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station on Thursday evening, less than 24 hours after it launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Fox Business report...
12:45 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot The World's Largest Record Company Is Creating an NFT Super Group
The world's largest music company has created a band of four virtual apes. Bloomberg reports: Universal Music, the home to top-selling musicians like Drake and Taylor Swift, is working with collector ...
12:02 am - Fri, November 12, 2021
Slashdot Seoul Will Be the First City Government To Join the Metaverse
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: Seoul says it will be the first major city government to enter the metaverse. On Nov. 3, the South Korean capital announced a plan to make a variety of...
11:30 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot MoviePass Might Return In 2022
MoviePass co-founder Stacy Spikes successfully bought back the company out of bankruptcy and wants to relaunch it next year. Insider reports: Spikes had placed a bid of an undisclosed amount to the tr...
10:50 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Patreon's Building Native Video Hosting For Creators To Sidestep YouTube
Patreon is building a video hosting solution and native player. The Verge reports: CEO Jack Conte confirmed the project to The Verge, alongside news that he is joining many executives before him in la...
10:10 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Windows 11 SE Won't Be Sold Separately, Can't Be Reinstalled Once Removed
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Microsoft is taking the fight to Chromebooks in schools with the $250 Surface Laptop SE, but inexpensive hardware is only part of the equation. O...
09:26 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot AI Skin Cancer Diagnoses Risk Being Less Accurate For Dark Skin
AI systems being developed to diagnose skin cancer run the risk of being less accurate for people with dark skin, research suggests. From a report: The potential of AI has led to developments in healt...
08:53 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Google Caught Hackers Using a Mac Zero-Day Against Hong Kong Users
Google researchers caught hackers targeting users in Hong Kong exploiting what were at the time unknown vulnerabilities in Apple's Mac operating system. According to the researchers, the attacks have ...
08:05 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Lawsuit Over Subway Tuna Now Says Chicken, Pork, Cattle DNA Were Detected
A new version of a lawsuit accusing Subway of deceiving the public about its tuna products said lab testing shows they contain animal proteins such as chicken, pork and cattle, and not the advertised ...
07:36 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Miami Will Start Giving Some of Its Residents Free Bitcoin: Mayor Suarez
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has again raised the stakes as to which city in the U.S. will become the country's crypto hub. From a report: Suarez announced today on CoinDesk TV that the city would be st...
06:45 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot South Korea Tests System for Controlling Air Taxis
South Korea demonstrated a system for controlling urban air mobility vehicles (UAM) on Thursday, which it hopes will serve as taxis between major airports and downtown Seoul as soon as 2025, cutting t...
06:06 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot US Joins Global Cybersecurity Partnership
The U.S. is now part of an international agreement on cybersecurity that the Trump administration declined to sign up for, Vice President Kamala Harris announced in Paris Wednesday. From a report: 80 ...
05:38 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Whole Genome Sequencing Could Save NHS Millions of Pounds, Study Suggests
The use of whole genome sequencing could save the NHS millions of pounds, a study suggests, after it found a quarter of people with rare illnesses received a diagnosis for their condition through the ...
05:28 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Whole Genome Sequencing Could Save NHS Millions of Pounds, Study Suggests
The use of whole genome sequencing could save the NHS millions of pounds, a study suggests, after it found a quarter of people with rare illnesses received a diagnosis for their condition through the ...
04:45 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Intuit Slashes Pay and Cuts Health Benefits of Mailchimp Employees
McGruber shares a report: Some Mailchimp employees said their situation just kept getting worse after they learned their company was being sold to Intuit in September. Employees discovered their MailC...
04:22 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot It's Going To Get Even Harder To Buy a PlayStation 5
Sony Group has reduced its PlayStation 5 production outlook for this fiscal year due to component and logistics constraints, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From t...
04:02 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot It's Going To Get Even Harder To Buy a PlayStation 5
Sony Group has reduced its PlayStation 5 production outlook for this fiscal year due to component and logistics constraints, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From t...
03:25 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Something Awful Founder Richard 'Lowtax' Kyanka Dies At 45
Longtime Something Awful forum administrator Fragmaster posted that site founder Richard "Lowtax" Kyanka has died. From a report: "I guess I should preface this by saying this isn't a joke especially ...
02:54 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Google Wants To Save the Planet With Satellite Images
Google Earth Engine has created a vast trove of open source satellite imagery and augmented it with data-analysis software that makes it relatively easy for skilled outsiders to draw up their own inte...
02:44 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Google Wants To Save the Planet With Satellite Images
Google Earth Engine has created a vast trove of open source satellite imagery and augmented it with data-analysis software that makes it relatively easy for skilled outsiders to draw up their own inte...
02:00 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Discord Pushes Pause on Exploring Crypto and NFTs Amidst User Backlash
Discord founder and CEO Jason Citron sought to reassure users Wednesday that the company doesn't have impending plans to shift its business toward NFTs. From a report: In a tweet earlier this week, Ci...
01:00 pm - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Global Temperatures Over Last 24,000 Years Show Today's Warming 'Unprecedented'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A University of Arizona-led effort to reconstruct Earth's climate since the last ice age, about 24,000 years ago, highlights the main drivers of clim...
10:00 am - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Is Very Determined That Kids Will Learn To Code Using Minecraft
theodp writes: On Tuesday, Code.org announced that the new activities for kids in this year's Hour Of Code will include yet another Minecraft-themed tutorial from Code.org Diamond Supporter Microsoft,...
07:00 am - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Black Holes May Gain Mass From the Expansion of the Universe Itself
nickwinlund77 shares a report from SciTechDaily: Since the first observation of merging black holes by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in 2015, astronomers have been rep...
03:30 am - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Fatty Acid Found In Palm Oil Linked To Spread of Cancer
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have shown how a fatty acid found in palm oil can encourage the spread of cancer, in work that could pave the way for new treatments. ...
01:25 am - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Steam Deck Delayed, Valve Apologizes
Valve has delayed the release of its Steam Deck handheld by several months, it announced in a statement today. The anticipated handheld will now start rolling out in February 2022, pushed back from an...
12:45 am - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Apple Will No Longer Break Face ID On Repaired iPhone 13s
Apple says it will back off its plan to break Face ID on independently repaired iPhones. Ars Technica reports: The company's often contentious relationship with the repair community was tested again w...
12:02 am - Thu, November 11, 2021
Slashdot Unity To Buy 'The Lord of the Rings' VFX Studio Weta Digital In $1.63 Billion Deal
Hmmmmmm shares a report from Reuters: Unity will buy Weta Digital, a visual effects (VFX) studio known for its work in movies such as "Godzilla vs. Kong" and "Avatar" in a $1.63 billion cash-and-stock...
11:20 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Three Out of Four Adults Think Facebook Is Making Society Worse, Poll Finds
An anonymous reader shares the results of a new poll (PDF) from CNN, adding: "Facebook should be treated like cigarettes." From the report: Roughly three-quarters of adults believe Facebook is making ...
10:40 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Netflix Starts Rolling Out AV1 Codec To TVs
This week, following successful tests on Android smartphones and tablets, Netflix has announced that it will bring AV1 to TVs. 9to5Google reports: In a blog post this week, Netflix confirms it will st...
10:02 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Rivian Goes Public In One of the Biggest IPOs Ever
Electric vehicle startup Rivian is now a publicly traded company after executing one of the biggest initial public offerings in history. The Verge reports: Rivian shares started trading on the Nasdaq ...
09:20 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Infrastructure Bill's Drunk Driving Tech Mandate Leaves Some Privacy Advocates Nervous
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure package is jam-packed with initiatives but sprinkled in there alongside $17 billion in funding for road...
08:42 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Amazon Discussing Renaming IMDb TV To Help Draw More Viewers
First it was called Freedive, then it was dubbed IMDb TV. Now, less than three years after launching its free ad-supported video-streaming service, Amazon is looking to rename it, The Information repo...
08:09 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot China Pledges More Aggressive Climate Action in Joint Statement with US
China vowed more aggressive steps on emissions Wednesday in a joint announcement with the U.S. -- a move that signals an easing of tensions evident at the COP26 climate summit. From a report: The two ...
07:20 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Justice Department Sues Uber Over Charging Wait-Time Fees for Disabled People
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it was suing Uber for charging wait-time fees to passengers with physical disabilities. From a report: The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Nor...
06:45 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Twitter is Launching a Dedicated Crypto Team, Part of Its Push Toward Decentralization
Twitter is building a new division for "all things blockchain at Twitter," called Twitter Crypto, and has hired Tess Rinearson as the team's engineering lead to "set the strategy for the future of cry...
06:06 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Tuvalu Looking at Legal Ways To Be a State if it is Submerged
Tuvalu is looking at legal ways to keep its ownership of its maritime zones and recognition as a state even if the Pacific island nation is completely submerged due to climate change, its foreign mini...
05:27 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot YouTube is Removing the Dislike Count on All Videos Across its Platform
YouTube today announced its decision to make the "dislike" count on videos private across its platform. The decision is likely to be controversial given the extent that it impacts the public's visibil...
04:48 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Bezos-Backed Real Estate App To Accept Bitcoin as Payment
La Haus, a Latin American property tech startup backed by Bezos Expeditions, said it will accept Bitcoin for real estate transactions, adding to the region's growing adoption of the cryptocurrency as ...
04:32 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Google Loses Challenge Against EU Antitrust Ruling, $2.8 Billion Fine
Alphabet unit Google lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) antitrust decision on Wednesday, a major win for Europe's competition chief in the first of three court rulings central t...
04:05 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Google Loses Challenge Against EU Antitrust Ruling, $2.8 Billion Fine
Alphabet unit Google lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) antitrust decision on Wednesday, a major win for Europe's competition chief in the first of three court rulings central t...
03:31 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Google is Taking Sign-ups for Relate, a Voice Assistant that Recognizes Impaired Speech
Google launched a beta app today that people with speech impairments can use as a voice assistant while contributing to a multiyear research effort to improve Google's speech recognition. From a repor...
03:24 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Google is Taking Sign-ups for Relate, a Voice Assistant that Recognizes Impaired Speech
Google launched a beta app today that people with speech impairments can use as a voice assistant while contributing to a multiyear research effort to improve Google's speech recognition. From a repor...
03:15 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Number of Credit Cards in US Hits All-time High
The number of credit cards in America hit an all-time high of 520 million in the third quarter of this year, per the New York Fed's household debt and credit report, released Tuesday. From a report: T...
02:45 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Number of Credit Cards in US Hits All-time High
The number of credit cards in America hit an all-time high of 520 million in the third quarter of this year, per the New York Fed's household debt and credit report, released Tuesday. From a report: T...
02:06 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot India Holds Back on Climate Pledge Until Rich Nations Pay $1 Trillion
India has declined to update its official climate goal at the United Nations climate negotiations, holding out for rich countries to first offer $1 trillion in climate finance by the end of the decade...
01:00 pm - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Apple Can't Delay App Store December Deadline As Epic Legal Battle Continues
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple failed to persuade a federal judge to push back a December deadline to change the lucrative business model for its App Store while the iPhone ...
10:00 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot New York's Incoming Mayor Says Crypto Should Be Taught In Schools
New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams thinks that schools should add cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to the curriculum. CNBC reports: In an interview with CNN's "State of the Union," Eric Adam...
07:00 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot New Company Develops Vacuum-Sealed Centrifuge To Launch Satellites Into Orbit
Camel Pilot writes: SpinLaunch is developing a launch system that uses kinetic energy as a cheap method to launch a projectile into orbit. They propose using a vacuum-sealed centrifuge spinning the pr...
03:30 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot A Bitcoin Mine In Navajo Nation Flares Tensions
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Just outside of Shiprock, New Mexico, on land belonging to the Navajo Nation, a Bitcoin mine owned and operated by a Canadian investment company c...
02:10 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Metallurgist Admits Faking Steel-Test Results For US Navy Subs
schwit1 shares a report from the Miami Herald: A metallurgist in Washington state pleaded guilty to fraud Monday after she spent decades faking the results of strength tests on steel that was being us...
01:30 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Rolls-Royce Gets Funding To Develop Mini Nuclear Reactors
PolygamousRanchKid shares a report from the BBC: Rolls-Royce has been backed by a consortium of private investors and the UK government to develop small nuclear reactors to generate cleaner energy. Th...
12:30 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Disney Will Slash Your HDTV's Black Bars With IMAX Digital Update
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Disney+'s next major app update, coming to all devices later this week, continues the service's latest efforts to please nitpicky A/V obsessors w...
12:02 am - Wed, November 10, 2021
Slashdot Slashdot Asks: Which Bookmark Manager Is Your Favorite?
In case you missed it, Google officially ended support for its Bookmarks service on September 30, 2021. But fear not, you can still export your bookmarks if you haven't already. Long-time Slashdot rea...
11:30 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot The First Cracks In Sony's PS5 Firmware
Over the weekend, the hacking group Fail0verflow claimed to have obtained PS5 root keys allow them to decrypt the console's firmware. "Additionally, Andy Nguyen (a security engineer at Google who's be...
10:50 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot France To Build New Nuclear Energy Reactors
France will start building its first new nuclear reactors in decades as part of efforts to meet its promises to reduce planet-warming emissions, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. The...
10:10 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Portugal Makes It Illegal For Your Boss To Text You After Work
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Portuguese parliament has passed new labour laws to give workers a healthier work-life balance and to attract "digital nomads" to the country....
09:30 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Tim Cook: Users Who Want To Sideload Apps Can Use Android
Amid a heightened amount of scrutiny and tension surrounding the App Store and how users download and install apps on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today that customers who wish to sideload apps...
08:58 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's New $249 Surface Laptop SE is Its First True Chromebook Competitor
Microsoft is going head to head with Chromebooks with a new $249 Surface Laptop SE, its most affordable Surface yet. While the software giant has attempted to compete with the popularity of Chrome OS ...
08:15 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot The US Treasury Is Buying Private App Data to Target and Investigate People
The Treasury Department has in recent months expanded its digital surveillance powers, contracts provided to The Intercept reveal, turning to the controversial firm Babel Street, whose critics say it ...
07:25 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Has Regrets, But No Apologies
Adam Neumann on Tuesday spoke publicly for the first time since being ousted as CEO of WeWork more than two years ago, expressing "regret" for the employees who lost their jobs but not apologizing for...
06:45 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft To Kill OneDrive for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 in Early 2022
joshuark writes: Microsoft plans on killing OneDrive support for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 starting on March 1, 2022. "In order to focus resources on new technologies and operating systems, and to provide use...
06:05 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Launches Windows 11 SE Built for Low-cost Education PCs
Microsoft has announced a new edition of Windows 11 designed specifically for the K-8 education sector, dubbed "Windows 11 SE." This new edition of Windows 11 is designed to address fundamental challe...
05:43 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot New Bipartisan Bill Takes Aim at Algorithms
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced a companion to a Senate bill that would let people use algorithm-free versions of tech platforms, according to a copy of the text shared exclusivel...
04:48 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Sony To Invest $500 Million in TSMC's New Japanese Chip Plant Venture
Sony Group said on Tuesday it would invest about $500 million in a joint venture with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co that will build a $7 billion chip plant in Japan. From a report: Constructio...
04:05 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Tim Cook Has Invested in Cryptocurrency Personally, But Apple Has No Immediate Plans To Do So.
While Apple might not offer users a way to pay with cryptocurrency anytime soon, its leader has invested in it personally. From a report: Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said at the DealBook Online...
03:30 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Tim Cook Has Invested in Cryptocurrency Personally, But Apple Has No Immediate Plans To Do So.
While Apple might not offer users a way to pay with cryptocurrency anytime soon, its leader has invested in it personally. From a report: Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, said at the DealBook Online...
03:25 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot GE Will Split Into Three Units, Ending Conglomerate for Good
General Electric will split into three separate companies in a stunning breakup of the iconic manufacturer founded by Thomas Edison whose sprawling businesses once made it the world's most valuable co...
02:51 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot EU Set To Ban Trading Practice Helping Power Meme-Stock Mania
The European Commission is planning to ban payment for order flow, paralleling potential U.S. moves to stem a practice that hit the headlines during the meme-stock mania. From a report: A forthcoming ...
02:08 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Nvidia's Riva Custom Voice Lets Companies Create Custom Voices Powered by AI
At its fall 2021 GPU Technology Conference (GTC), Nvidia unveiled Riva Custom Voice, a new toolkit that the company claims can enable customers to create custom, "human-like" voices with only 30 minut...
01:00 pm - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Blind People Won the Right To Break eBook DRM. In 3 Years, They'll Have To Do It Again
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Advocates for the blind are fighting an endless battle to access ebooks that sighted people take for granted, working against copyright law that gives s...
10:00 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Last of Original SCO v IBM Linux Lawsuit Settled
"[N]ow, after SCO went bankrupt; court after court dismissing SCO's crazy copyright claims; and closing in on 20-years into the saga, the U.S. District Court of Utah has finally put a period to the SC...
07:00 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Huawei Offloads x86 Business As It Chases Self-Sufficiency
In yet another shift away from its traditional hardware business, Huawei has sold its x86 server unit to a state-owned Chinese firm. Light Reading reports: China company registration data confirms tha...
03:30 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Unsealed Emails Show How J&J Shaped Report On Talc's Links To Cancer
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Unsealed emails reveal the role baby-powder maker Johnson & Johnson played in a report that an industry group submitted to U.S. regulators decid...
02:10 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Japan To Create Scheme To Subsidize Domestic Chip Output
Japan will create a scheme to subsidize construction of domestic chip factories with a new plant planned by Taiwan's TSMC likely to be the first recipient, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. Reu...
01:30 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Transparency Activists Dump 1.8 Terabytes of Police Helicopter Surveillance Footage
On Friday, a transparency activist group known as Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) posted a 1.8-terabyte trove of police helicopter footage to its website. "DDoSecrets cofounder Emma Best sa...
12:50 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot REvil: Day of Reckoning For Notorious Cyber Gang
New submitter Computershack shares a report from the BBC: A global police operation has dealt a devastating blow to one of the most prolific cyber-crime gangs in history. The co-ordinated action again...
12:10 am - Tue, November 9, 2021
Slashdot Truckload of GPUs Stolen On Their Way Out of San Francisco
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: US-based Nvidia partner EVGA has reported that a shipment of GPUs it was sending to a distribution centre has been stolen from a truck. A forum p...
11:30 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Google's Parent Company Briefly Hits $2 Trillion Valuation
Alphabet, Google's parent company, briefly hit a market cap of $2 trillion. The Verge reports: The tech behemoth's market cap is currently at a comfortable $1.98 trillion, but crept over the $2 trilli...
10:50 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Robinhood Says It Was Hacked and Extorted But Nobody Lost Any Money
Robinhoood was hacked last week by someone who socially engineered a customer service representative to gain access to the email addresses of more than 5 million customers, the full names of 2 million...
10:10 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Denuvo-Protected Games Rendered Unplayable After Domain Expires
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Last evening the web was alive with angry players who couldn't play their games due to an unexpected error. While the situation is still not comp...
09:25 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Will Now Snitch On You At Work Like Never Before
schwit1 writes: Microsoft is preparing a couple of little updates that may curb employee rulebreaking enthusiasm. Yes, this news again comes courtesy of Microsoft's roadmap service, where Redmond prep...
08:45 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot US Charges Ukrainian, Russian, Over Cyberattack, Seizes $6 Million in Ransom Payments
The U.S. Justice Department has charged a suspect from Ukraine and a Russian national over a July ransomware attack on an American company, according to indictments made in court filings on Monday, an...
08:02 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Reddit To Tokenize Karma Points and Onboard 500M New Users, Report Says
American social media giant Reddit may soon convert users' karma points into Ethereum-based (ERC-20) tokens and onboard 500 million new crypto users in the process, according to a newly hired Reddit e...
07:31 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Google Parent Alphabet Hits $2 Trillion Market Value After Rally This Year
Google parent Alphabet rallied Monday to breach $2 trillion in market value for the first time, fueled by a rebound in spending on digital ads and growth in its cloud business. From a report: Its Clas...
06:45 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot China Bans Flightradar24
China has decided to ban access to Flightradar24, a real-time commercial aircraft flight-tracking service that provides equipment to volunteers to collect aviation data. A Chinese national security ag...
06:10 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Makes Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 Generally Available
On November 8, Microsoft made generally available to users worldwide its latest versions of Visual Studio and .NET. Users can download Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 starting today. From a report: Visu...
05:30 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot AMD Signs Up Meta in Another Big Win on Server Customers
Advanced Micro Devices said Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, is becoming a user of its server processors, further eroding Intel's hold on that lucrative market. From a report: Meta will use...
04:56 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Record Number of New Gravitational Waves Offers Game-changing Window Into Universe
Astronomers have detected a record number of gravitational waves, in a discovery they say will shed light on the evolution of the universe, and the life and death of stars. From a report: An internati...
04:09 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot How Pinterest Utterly Ruined Photo Search on the Internet
Beloved by moodboard aficionados and wedding planners alike, the platform is hated by rank-and-file web surfers. It's not that it doesn't have its purpose; it's just that it intrudes on the search exp...
03:40 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot McAfee To Be Taken Private in $14 Billion Deal Including Debt
An investor group led by buyout firms Advent International, Permira Advisers and others agreed to take McAfee private in a deal that values the cybersecurity software maker at more than $14 billion in...
03:24 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot McAfee To Be Taken Private in $14 Billion Deal Including Debt
An investor group led by buyout firms Advent International, Permira Advisers and others agreed to take McAfee private in a deal that values the cybersecurity software maker at more than $14 billion in...
02:50 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot China Says a Foreign Spy Agency Hacked Its Airlines, Stole Passenger Records
Chinese officials said last week that a foreign intelligence agency hacked several of its airlines in 2020 and stole passenger travel records. From a report: The hacking campaign was disclosed last we...
02:43 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot China Says a Foreign Spy Agency Hacked Its Airlines, Stole Passenger Records
Chinese officials said last week that a foreign intelligence agency hacked several of its airlines in 2020 and stole passenger travel records. From a report: The hacking campaign was disclosed last we...
02:15 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops
Stockholm's official app was a disaster. So annoyed parents built their own open source version -- ignoring warnings that it might be illegal. From a report: Commissioned in 2013, Skolplattform was in...
02:01 pm - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot These Parents Built a School App. Then the City Called the Cops
Stockholm's official app was a disaster. So annoyed parents built their own open source version -- ignoring warnings that it might be illegal. From a report: Commissioned in 2013, Skolplattform was in...
11:34 am - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot New Book Warns CS Mindset and VC Industry are Ignoring Competing Values
So apparently three Stanford professors are offering some tough-love to young people in the tech community. Mehran Sahami first worked at Google when it was still a startup (recruited to the company b...
08:04 am - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot Japan's Space Agency May Retrieve the First Samples From Mars - Sort of
"Another space agency, about one-tenth the size of NASA, is thinking outside of the planet-sized box in its search for Martian life," reports CNET:With its Martian Moons Exploration mission (or MMX), ...
05:04 am - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot CNN: Foreign Hackers Breached Nine Organizations to Steal 'Key Data' from 'Sensitive Targets'
"Suspected foreign hackers have breached nine organizations in the defense, energy, health care, technology and education sectors," reports CNN, citing their exclusive glimpse at findings from securit...
02:34 am - Mon, November 8, 2021
Slashdot System76 Engineer Confirms Work on New Rust-Written Desktop, Not Based on GNOME
Phoronix reports:System76's Pop!_OS Linux distribution already has their own "COSMIC" desktop that is based on GNOME, but moving ahead they are working on their own Rust-written desktop that is not ba...
11:59 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Wikipedia Criticized After Years of Using the Wrong Man's Picture to Depict a Serial Killer
Andreas Kolbe is a former co-editor-in-chief of The Signpost, an online newspaper for (English-language) Wikipedia that's been published online since 2005 with contributions from Wikipedia editors. Ko...
10:59 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot New Study Finds the World's Most Popular Programming Language: JavaScript
ZDNet reports:JavaScript is now used by more than 16.4 million developers globally, says a survey of more than 19,000 coders — making it the world's most popular programming language "by a wide ...
09:59 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Facebook Gives Kazakhstan Government Direct Access to Its Content Reporting System
"Facebook parent company Meta has granted the Kazakhstan government direct access to its content reporting system," reports ZDNet, "as part of a joint agreement to work on removing content that is dee...
09:59 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Facebook Denies Report It Gave Kazakhstan's Government Special Direct Access to Its Content Reporting System
UPDATED: Earlier this week ZDNet reported that Facebook's parent company Meta "has granted the Kazakhstan government direct access to its content reporting system," as part of a joint agreement to wor...
08:59 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Former Google CEO and Henry Kissinger: Manage 'Age of AI's Epoch-Making Transformations
"At the age of 98, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has a whole new area of interest: artificial intelligence," reports Time magazine:He became intrigued after being persuaded by Eric Schmidt...
07:56 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot America's FAA Issues Warning Over Concerns 5G Might Interfere with Aviation Altimeters
Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike quotes the aviation news site AVweb's report on a "Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin" and "Airworthiness Directive" being issued by America's aircraft-reg...
06:56 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Will Self-Driving Cars Be Able to Handle... Bears?
A wild bear broke into a parked car looking for food. This set AI pundit Lance Eliot a-thinking...The AI driving system of a self-driving car is always intact. A parked self-driving car is immediately...
05:34 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Amazingly, New Commercial Amiga Games are Under Development
Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) writes: Pixelglass Games and BitBeamCannon are working on new commercial Amiga games. Metro Siege is a 2-player beat 'em up for the Amiga 500 with 1 MB of Ram. You...
04:34 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Should Police Be Allowed to Demand Your Cellphone's Passcode?
Slashdot reader FlatEric521 tipped us off to an interesting story (from the News Service of Florida):When police responded in 2018 to a call about a shattered window at a home in Orange County, they f...
03:34 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Star System With Right-Angled Planets Surprises Astronomers
Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shared this report from the New York Times about a "particularly unusual" star about 150 light-years away that's orbited by three planets:What's unusual is the in...
01:04 pm - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft 365 Will Get 'Natively-Integrated AI Experiences'
"Microsoft's new Loop collaboration app and components isn't the only new thing coming to Office," reports ZDNet:Microsoft is introducing what it calls a "set of natively integrated AI experiences" ac...
09:59 am - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot As Debate Drags on In Europe, the Fate of Daylight Saving Time Remains In Limbo
Why didn't the European Union drop its annual observation of Daylight Saving Time? ABC News reports:[I]n 2018, the European Parliament voted to end the practice after a poll of 4.8 million Europeans s...
07:34 am - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot 70 Countries Set Their Clocks Back an Hour Tonight. But Why?
Tonight 70 countries around the world set their clocks back an hour — including most of the United States, Canada, the EU and the UK. Yet "The practice has drawn complaints about its disruptive ...
03:44 am - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Exploding Drone Used in Assassination Attempt on Prime Minister of Iraq
"A drone laden with explosives targeted the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad early on Sunday," reports Reuters, "in what the Iraqi military called an attempted assassina...
02:03 am - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot Missing 16-Year-Old Rescued After Driver Recognizes Her Viral 'Distress' Hand Gesture From TikTok
"Authorities were able to find a missing 16-year-old girl after she caught the attention of a driver by using hand gestures popularized on the social media platform TikTok," reports NBC News:According...
12:03 am - Sun, November 7, 2021
Slashdot FSF Celebrates New Copyright Exemptions, But Renews Call For Repealing all DRM Laws
After the U.S. Copyright Office's once-every-three-years review of allowed exemptions, "We have some good news to share...." reads a new announcement this week from the Free Software Foundation:The FS...
09:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot Arm CEO Says Industry is Spending $2B a Week to Address Chip Crisis
Talking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Arm CEO Simon Segars said this chip-supply crisis was the worst he'd ever seen (according to an EE Times article shared by Slashdot reader dkatana):The most import...
08:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot 'The Problem with the Big Bang Theory'
So how exactly did the universe come into existence? "A recent astronomical measurement recorded in a laboratory at the South Pole is causing scientists to revisit their theories..." writes Don Lincol...
07:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Nuclear Bomb
"In the early hours of October 30, 1961, a bomber took off from an airstrip in northern Russia and began its flight through cloudy skies over the frigid Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya," writes the Bul...
06:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot As Demand for Green Energy Grows, Solar Farms Face Local Resistance
Hecate Energy's plans for a 500-acre solar farm in upstate New York were cut by 50% "after facing an outcry from some in the community who feared the installation would mar the bucolic setting," repor...
05:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot Peloton Joins Companies Blaming Lower Earnings on Apple's Tracking Restrictions
Peloton, the makers of an internet-connected exercise bike, saw their stock price drop 35% overnight on Thursday, reports CNBC. "At least four Wall Street investment firms downgraded the stock followi...
04:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot A US/Foreign Government Operation Hijacked the Servers of a Major Ransomware Gang
The U.S. Department of Defense's internet-defending Cyber Command teamed with "a foreign government" in two operations which shut down a major overseas ransomware group by hijacking its servers, repor...
03:34 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot Is Modern Software Development Too Complex?
"It has never been more difficult to be a software developer than it is today," says Nigel Simpson, a former director of enterprise technology strategy at Walt Disney. And they're not the only one who...
02:27 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot US Passes Massive Infrastructure Bill, Investing in Clean Energy, Electric Cars, and Broadband Internet
Late Friday night U.S. Congressmen passed a long-awaited Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. "The infrastructure package contains $550 billion in entirely new investments, including money for electric-car...
01:00 pm - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot FDA Approves First Psilocin Clinical Trial
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Green Market Report: Exclusively-natural psychedelic drug discovery company Filament Health Corp. received authorization from the FDA authorization to initiate...
10:00 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot SolarWinds Investors Allege Board Knew About Cyber Risks
SolarWinds investors have sued the software company's directors, alleging they knew about and failed to monitor cybersecurity risks to the company ahead of a breach that created a vulnerability in tho...
07:00 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot Hackers Are Stealing Data Today So Quantum Computers Can Crack It In a Decade
While they wrestle with the immediate danger posed by hackers today, US government officials are preparing for another, longer-term threat: attackers who are collecting sensitive, encrypted data now i...
03:30 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot The iPhone 13 Screen Is a Repair Nightmare That Could Destroy Repair Shops Forever
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A tweak to the iPhone's repairability that has been long prophesied and feared has finally come to pass, giving staggering new urgency for legisla...
02:02 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot Drone Used In Attack On US Electrical Grid Last Year, Report Reveals
A modified consumer drone was used in an attack on an electrical substation in the US last year, according to a report from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Cente...
01:25 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot Meta Quest 2 Is Already Replacing Oculus Quest 2 Branding
A week on from its Connect conference, Meta is moving ahead with rebranding the Oculus Quest 2 as the Meta Quest 2. UploadVR reports: In last week's keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Meta is ...
12:45 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot N.L. Health-Care Cyberattack Is Worst In Canadian History
One cybersecurity expert says the cyberattack on the Newfoundland and Labrador health-care system may be the worst in Canadian history, and has implications for national security. CBC News reports: Da...
12:02 am - Sat, November 6, 2021
Slashdot 'The Way My Boss Monitored Me At Home Was Creepy'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Electronic monitoring of home workers by companies is rising sharply, a survey suggests. The government is being urged to toughen the rules -- and ban mos...
11:20 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot OneAPI/L0, OpenVINO and OpenCL Coming To WSL2 For Intel GPUs
"Intel is gearing up to go to a war with Nvidia," writes Slashdot reader labloke11. "They have their OneAPI and their GPU. It will be interesting... For me, I like competition." Phoronix reports: Whil...
10:40 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot IAB Europe Says It's Expecting To Be Found In Breach of GDPR
A flagship framework used by Google and scores of other advertisers for gathering claimed consent from web users for creepy ad targeting looks set to be found in breach of Europe's General Data Protec...
10:00 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Over 50 PC Games Are Incompatible With Intel's Alder Lake CPUs Due To DRM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCMag: Intel has posted a release that the hybrid CPU core architecture on Alder Lake can be incompatible with certain games, specifically some protected by th...
09:22 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot The US Has Big, New Plans To Pull CO2 Out of the Air
Despite the efforts of delegates at this month's climate summit in Glasgow, the world is still careening toward potentially catastrophic levels of global warming. Now, some countries and corporations ...
08:46 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Amazon Seeks US Regulators Permission To Launch Another 4,538 Satellites
Amazon's Kuiper Systems asked U.S. regulators for permission to launch another 4,538 satellites that would bolster its constellation as it competes with Elon Musk's SpaceX for broadband-from-space cus...
08:46 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Amazon Seeks US Regulators' Permission To Launch Another 4,538 Satellites
Amazon's Kuiper Systems asked U.S. regulators for permission to launch another 4,538 satellites that would bolster its constellation as it competes with Elon Musk's SpaceX for broadband-from-space cus...
08:02 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot After 76 Years, Japan Has Aircraft Carriers Again
The United States Marine Corps and Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force made history last month with an epic flight that relaunched Japan's carrier aviation program. From a report: The flight involving...
07:21 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Europe Once Again at Centre of Covid Pandemic, Says WHO
Uneven vaccine coverage and a relaxation of preventive measures have brought Europe to a "critical point" in the pandemic, the World Health Organization has said, with cases again at near-record level...
06:46 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Half World's Fossil Fuel Assets Could Become Worthless by 2036 in Net Zero Transition
About half of the world's fossil fuel assets will be worthless by 2036 under a net zero transition, according to research. From a report: Countries that are slow to decarbonise will suffer but early m...
06:17 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot US Senate Bill Would Limit Big Tech Mergers
Two U.S. senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to make it harder for Amazon and other tech giants to make acquisitions. From a report: The office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democ...
06:07 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot US Senate Bill Would Limit Big Tech Mergers
Two U.S. senators have introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to make it harder for Amazon and other tech giants to make acquisitions. From a report: The office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democ...
05:30 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Is Facebook Bad for You? It Is for About 360 Million Users, Company Surveys Suggest
Facebook researchers have found that 1 in 8 of its users report engaging in compulsive use of social media that impacts their sleep, work, parenting or relationships, according to documents reviewed b...
04:54 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Kroger Gets Hit by Fake Crypto News
Kroger said a press release announcing plans to begin accepting Bitcoin Cash was fraudulent, marking the latest apparent scam tying a major retailer to cryptocurrency. From a report: The statement app...
04:50 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Kroger Gets Hit by Fake Crypto News
Kroger said a press release announcing plans to begin accepting Bitcoin Cash was fraudulent, marking the latest apparent scam tying a major retailer to cryptocurrency. From a report: The statement app...
04:08 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Facebook Faces New Antitrust Lawsuit
The suit, filed by the now defunct photo start-up Phhhoto, accused the social network of stalling on a deal and then putting it out of business. From a report: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief execut...
03:22 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Future Apple Silicon Macs Will Use 3nm Chips With Up To 40 Cores, Report Says
The Information today shared alleged details about future Apple silicon chips that will succeed the first-generation M1, M1 Pro, and M1 Max chips, which are manufactured based on Apple chipmaking part...
02:40 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Pfizer Says COVID Pill Cuts Risk of Death or Hospitalization by 89%, Citing Interim Results
Pfizer's oral antiviral drug was found to reduce the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19 by 89%, according to interim results from a mid-to-late-stage study announced by the company on Frid...
02:01 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot To Build the Metaverse, Meta First Wants To Build Stores
One of Mark Zuckerberg's first steps toward building the metaverse may be physical instead of virtual. From a report: Meta, the social media company formerly known as Facebook, has discussed opening r...
01:00 pm - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot US Offers $10 Million Bounty For DarkSide Ransomware Operators
wiredmikey shares a report from SecurityWeek: The U.S. government wants to find the people responsible for the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack (and many others) and it's putting up multi-million r...
10:00 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Intel's Alder Lake Reviewed: 12th Gen Core Processors Bring Fight Back To AMD
MojoKid writes: After months of speculation and early look teases, Intel's 12th Gen Core processors are finally ready for prime time. Today marks the embargo lift for independent reviews of Alder Lake...
07:00 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Red Hat Forced To Hire Cheaper, Less Senior Engineers Amid Budget Freeze
Next year, IBM's Red Hat plans to cut back on hiring senior engineers in an effort aimed largely at controlling costs. The Register reports: An internal email sent on Wednesday by Timothy Cramer, SVP ...
03:30 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot COVID-19 Virus Does Not Infect Human Brain Cells, Study Suggests
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The virus that causes Covid-19 does not infect human brain cells, according to a study published in the journal Cell. The findings will raise hop...
02:10 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot A Startup Says It Applied To Trademark Meta Before Facebook
Thelasko shares a report from Business Insider: Facebook announced last week that it's changing its name to Meta. But the transition might not be without obstacles. A company is already after the "Met...
01:30 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot LA 'Jetpack Man' Was Probably a Balloon
Long-time Slashdot reader Aighearach shares a report from the BBC: Investigators looking into a series of sightings of a mysterious "jetpack man" flying over Los Angeles say they may in fact have been...
12:50 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Incoming New York Mayor Eric Adams Vows To Take First Three Paychecks In Bitcoin
In a follow-up to yesterday's story about New York City mayor-elect Eric Adams' dreams of putting the Big Apple on the blockchain, CNBC reports that Adams plans to take his first three paychecks in bi...
12:11 am - Fri, November 5, 2021
Slashdot Australia's Great Barrier Reef Will Survive if Warming Kept To 1.5 Degrees
A study released on Friday by an Australian university looking at multiple catastrophes hitting the Great Barrier Reef has found for the first time that only 2% of its area has escaped bleaching since...
11:30 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Binance Says It's Trying To Hunt Down the Squid Game Crypto Token Scammers
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Markets Insider: Binance, one of the largest crypto exchanges, said on Thursday it has created a team of investigators to try and track down the Squid Game tok...
10:50 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Google Cloud Goes Deep Into Financial Services With $1 Billion CME Deal
CME Group announced a 10-year-partnership with Google Cloud this morning, with Google saying it would also invest $1 billion in the exchange giant -- currently the world's most valuable. Fortune repor...
10:10 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Pamela McCorduck, Historian of Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 80
Pamela McCorduck, whose encounters with eminent computer scientists in the 1960s and '70s led her to write a groundbreaking history of artificial intelligence over the field's first 20 years, died on ...
09:30 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot US and 19 Other Countries Agree To Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo, written by climate reporter Brian Kahn: In a major announcement at United Nations climate talks on Thursday, 20 countries said they would stop funding...
08:51 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Oxford Scientists Find Gene That Doubles Risk of Dying From Covid-19
Scientists identified a specific gene that doubles the risk of respiratory failure from Covid-19 and may go some way to explaining why some ethnic groups are more susceptible to severe disease than ot...
08:12 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Google To Allow Third Party App Payments for First Time in South Korea
Alphabet's Google said on Thursday it plans to allow third-party payment systems in South Korea to comply with a new law, marking the first time the U.S. tech giant has amended its payment policy for ...
07:31 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Fox Bets Big on Blockchain
Fox plans to double down on its investments in blockchain technology by introducing more NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and digital collectibles for its shows and franchises in the coming months, a top ex...
06:44 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Alphabet Launches AI Company To Discover New Drugs
Google owner Alphabet has launched an artificial intelligence company to discover new drugs. From a report: UK-registered Isomorphic Labs will use technology from its sister company DeepMind to "to ac...
06:02 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Warns Windows 11 Features Are Failing Due To Its Expired Certificate
Microsoft has started warning Windows 11 users that certain features in the operating system are failing to load due to an expired certificate. The certificate expired on October 31st, and Microsoft w...
05:26 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Here's Why Rapid COVID Tests Are So Expensive and Hard To Find
Months-long silences. Mysterious rejections. Here's what's behind the shortages of a critical tool for ending the pandemic. ProPublica: A few weeks ago, a ProPublica reporter decided to test his kids ...
05:01 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot First Pill To Treat Covid Gets Approval in UK
The first pill designed to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator. From a report: The tablet -- molnupiravir -- will be given twice a day to vulnerable patients recent...
04:46 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Apple Software Exec Warns European App Store Regulation Would Open 'Pandora's Box'
Proposed European regulation that could force Apple to allow iPhone users to install software from the web would open '"Pandora's box" and could pose threats to entire networks of computers, Apple sof...
04:45 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot First Pill To Treat Covid Gets Approval in UK
The first pill designed to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator. From a report: The tablet -- molnupiravir -- will be given twice a day to vulnerable patients recent...
04:06 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Apple Software Exec Warns European App Store Regulation Would Open 'Pandora's Box'
Proposed European regulation that could force Apple to allow iPhone users to install software from the web would open '"Pandora's box" and could pose threats to entire networks of computers, Apple sof...
03:24 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Blue Origin Loses Lawsuit Against NASA Over SpaceX Lunar Lander Contract
The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled against Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin in the company's lawsuit versus NASA over a lucrative astronaut lunar lander contract awarded to Elon Musk's SpaceX earlier this ...
02:42 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot EA Calls NFT and 'Play-to-Earn' Games 'the Future of Our Industry'
EA CEO Andrew Wilson called NFT and "play-to-earn" games the "the future of our industry," but added that "it's still early to figure out how that's going to work," when asked about the topic during t...
02:08 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot All Those 23andMe Spit Tests Were Part of a Bigger Plan
23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki wants to make drugs using insights from millions of customer DNA samples, and doesn't think that should bother anyone. From a report: A few months ago, on the morning 23andMe...
01:00 pm - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Facebook Is Backing Away From Facial Recognition. Meta Isn't.
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: Facebook says it will stop using facial recognition for photo-tagging. In a Monday blog post, Meta, the social network's new parent company, announced tha...
10:00 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot The United Nations Could Finally Create New Rules For Space
On Monday, A group of diplomats from the United Kingdom proposed that the United Nations set up a group to develop new norms of international behavior in space, with the aim of preventing the kinds of...
07:00 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Australia Is Putting a Rover On the Moon In 2024 To Search For Water
Joshua Chou writes via The Conversation: Last month the Australian Space Agency announced plans to send an Australian-made rover to the Moon by as early as 2026, under a deal with NASA. The rover will...
03:30 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot 'Useless Specks of Dust' Turn Out To Be Building Blocks of All Vertebrate Genomes
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: Originally, they were thought to be just specks of dust on a microscope slide. Now, a new study suggests that microchromosomes -- a type of tiny ...
02:02 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Low-Tech Video Game Streams Are Taking Off On TikTok
Ana Diaz writes via Polygon: Jack Morrison logs on to stream, he doesn't boot up Twitch, Streamlabs OBS, or speak into a fancy microphone. Instead, he grabs a basic circular mirror and sets it in fron...
01:25 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Future iPad Pro and MacBook Pro Models Rumored To Feature Ultra-Bright Double-Stack OLED Displays
Apple is in discussions with Samsung and LG over applying OLED displays with a two-stack tandem structure to future iPad and MacBook models, but the devices are likely several years away from launch, ...
12:45 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's GitHub CEO Nat Friedman Is Stepping Down
Microsoft said Wednesday that Nat Friedman, CEO of the company's GitHub subsidiary that provides software for storing source code, is stepping down. Thomas Dohmke, GitHub's product chief will replace ...
12:01 am - Thu, November 4, 2021
Slashdot C.D.C. Recommends Covid Vaccine for Younger Children
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formally endorsed the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 through 11, a move that will buttress defenses against a possible surge...
11:20 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Researchers Demonstrate Complete Solar-Powered Hydrocarbon Production
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Carbon capture. Hydrogen production. Synthetic fuels. All of these technologies have been proposed as potential resources for dealing with the cr...
10:40 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Waymo Will Start Operating In NYC
Waymo will start driving its autonomous Chrysler Pacifica vans in New York City on November 4th. Engadget reports: This and a later wave of Jaguar I-Pace EVs will rely on human drivers to map streets ...
10:02 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Brings JavaScript To Excel
Microsoft announced an update to Excel that brings a new JavaScript API to the venerable spreadsheet app. "With this new API, developers will be able to create custom data types and functions based on...
09:25 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot New NYC Mayor Eric Adams Wants the City To Have Its Own Cryptocurrency
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Former police officer, vegan, and mayor-elect of New York City Eric Adams has dreams of putting the Big Apple on the blockchain. In an interview w...
08:45 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot McDonald's McRib is Now an NFT
McDonald's is creating a limited number of NFTs or non-fungible tokens in celebration of its McRib sandwich's 40th anniversary. From a report: "Our McRib NFTs are digital versions of the fan favorite ...
08:05 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Loop is a Notion Clone for Office Lovers
Microsoft isn't standing still as other companies try to reinvent the document editor. From a report: On Tuesday, the company announced Microsoft Loop, a new Office app that takes clear inspiration fr...
07:38 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Google Wants To Work with the Pentagon Again, Despite Employee Concerns
Three years after an employee revolt forced Google to abandon work on a Pentagon program that used artificial intelligence, the company is aggressively pursuing a major contract to provide its technol...
06:43 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot The Booming Underground Market for Bots That Steal Your 2FA Codes
The bots convincingly and effortlessly help hackers break into Coinbase, Amazon, PayPal, and bank accounts. From a report: The call came from PayPal's fraud prevention system. Someone had tried to use...
06:05 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Cyber Official Warns 'American Way of Life' at Risk From Hackers
A top U.S. cybersecurity official offered a dire warning to members of Congress on Wednesday, saying the "American way of life" faces serious risks amid the drumbeat of ransomware attacks and physical...
05:24 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot China's Nuclear Arsenal Is Growing Faster Than Expected, Pentagon Says
China is expanding its nuclear weapons capabilities more rapidly than previously believed, the Pentagon warned in a report released on Wednesday. From a report: The People's Republic of China "likely ...
04:40 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Clearview AI Told It Broke Australia's Privacy Law, Ordered To Delete Data
After Canada, now Australia has found that controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI, broke national privacy laws when it covertly collected citizens' facial biometrics and incorporated t...
04:01 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Intel Was Rather Misleading in Its Comparisons Between the Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X
NotebookCheck: It seems that Intel was not telling the full story when it compared the Core i9-12900K against the Ryzen 9 5950X, currently AMD's most comparable processor. As it turns out, Intel allow...
03:22 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Biden Administration Blacklists NSO Group over Pegasus Spyware
The United States on Wednesday added the Israeli spyware company NSO Group to its "entity list," a federal blacklist prohibiting the company from receiving some American technologies, after determinin...
02:47 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Brown University Physics Student Manfred Steiner Earns Ph.D. at Age 89
Brown University: At 89-years-old Manfred Steiner is finally what he always wanted to be: a physicist. On September 15, 2021, Steiner successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, "Corrections to the ...
02:13 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Chromebooks on 'Massive Downturn' from Pandemic-fueled Heights
Although PCs are still selling at a greater volume than before the COVID-19 pandemic, demand is starting to drop. In Q3 2021, shipments of laptops, desktops, and tablets dropped 2 percent compared to ...
01:00 pm - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Linux Foundation Adds Software Supply Chain Security To LFX
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: LFX supports projects and empowers open source teams by enabling them to write better, more secure code, drive engagement, and grow sustainable software...
10:00 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Kleiman v. Wright: $65 Billion Bitcoin Case Has Started
UnknowingFool writes: The civil trial of Ira Kleiman vs. Craig Wright started on Monday in Miami. The estate of David Kleiman is suing Craig Wright, the self declared inventor of bitcoin, for 50% owne...
07:00 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Ford's New Custom Electric Pickup Truck Is a Blast From the Past
Ford Motor unveiled Tuesday a custom truck that combines its past with its future electrification plans, including its highly anticipated F-150 Lightning pickup in 2022. CNBC reports: The "all-electri...
03:30 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution In the US
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Pro Publica: It's not a secret that industrial facilities emit hazardous air pollution. A new ProPublica analysis shows for the first time just how much toxic ...
02:02 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Zillow Seeks to Sell 7,000 Homes for $2.8 Billion After High-Tech Home-Flipping Business Fails
Zillow is looking to sell about 7,000 homes as it seeks to recover from a fumble in its high-tech home-flipping business. Bloomberg reports: The company is seeking roughly $2.8 billion for the houses,...
01:25 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Nintendo To Make 20% Fewer Switch Consoles Due To Chip Crunch
According to Nikkei Asian Review, "Nintendo will only be able to produce about 24 million units of its popular Switch game console in the fiscal year through March, 20% below an original plan." From t...
12:45 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot US Charging Infrastructure Is Outpacing Forecasts, Study Finds
During the first three months of 2021, the United States installed its 100,000th EV charger. Ars Technica reports on the important electric vehicle milestone: Of course, the actual composition of thos...
12:02 am - Wed, November 3, 2021
Slashdot Zuckerberg's Meta Endgame Is Monetizing All Human Behavior
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard, written by Janus Rose: During a tech demo in 2016, CEO Mark Zuckerberg described VR as "the next major computing platform" -- a space where all ou...
11:21 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot 'Destructive' Cyberattack Hits National Bank of Pakistan
The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has suffered what two sources have described to The Record as a "destructive" cyberattack. From a report: The incident, which took place on the night between Friday...
10:41 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot As Earth Warms, Human History Is Melting Away
Climate change is revealing long-frozen artifacts and animals to archaeologists. But the window for study is slender and shrinking. From a report: Glacial archaeology is a relatively new discipline. T...
10:02 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Dropbox Is Adding Folders That Will Automatically Organize For You
Dropbox is adding a feature that will let you add automation to folders so new files are automatically renamed, grouped into subfolders, or more. The Verge reports: The feature is called, perhaps unsu...
09:25 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Why Hyundai Is the One To Watch In the Race For EVs
Citing the Korean automaker's "striking designs, interesting battery tech, and robust product pipeline," John Voelcker from The Drive makes the case for why Hyundai "could emerge among the companies t...
08:45 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Nike Files For 'Virtual Goods' Trademarks In Shoes, Apparel
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Nike is seeking to trademark its brands for various virtual goods in the U.S., including shoes and clothing, as digital products become more popular...
08:05 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Nigeria's eNaira Digital Currency Had an Embarrassing First Week
The eNaira is supposed to live within a mobile wallet, have the same value and be interchangeable with the physical naira for everyday transactions. Nigerians believe the eNaira, which is governed by ...
07:33 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot The Free Laptop Program Built Into the Biden Reconciliation Plan
After months of negotiations, President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda advanced into its last phase of debate this week. The bipartisan infrastructure bill contains billions to expand high-speed...
06:45 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Code.org and Scratch Access Yanked By Chicago Schools Due To Student Privacy Law
theodp writes: Chicago Public School (CPS) teachers were 'blindsided' after access to popular classroom software was yanked due to CPS's interpretation of Illinois' Student Online Personal Protection ...
06:11 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Netflix Launches Into Video Games for Android
Netflix, the video-streaming giant, began its expected foray into video games with the introduction of five mobile games to its users worldwide, playable initially on Android devices. From a report: T...
05:38 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Facebook, Citing Societal Concerns, Plans To Shut Down Facial Recognition System
Facebook plans to shut down its decade-old facial recognition system this month, deleting the face scan data of more than one billion users and effectively eliminating a feature that has fueled privac...
05:28 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Facebook, Citing Societal Concerns, Plans To Shut Down Facial Recognition System
Facebook plans to shut down its decade-old facial recognition system this month, deleting the face scan data of more than one billion users and effectively eliminating a feature that has fueled privac...
04:45 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's Edge Browser for Linux is Now Available for All Users
A year after releasing the first preview build of its Chromium-based Edge browser for Linux, Microsoft is announcing its general availability. From a report: The new release supports a variety of Linu...
04:11 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft Launches Google Wave
Microsoft is bringing back Google Wave, the doomed real-time messaging and collaboration platform Google launched in 2009 and prematurely shuttered in 2010. From a report: Maybe we should've seen this...
03:32 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's Own Metaverse Is Coming, and It Will Have PowerPoint
If you're worried the metaverse will be all fun and games, fear not: Microsoft is taking its own stab at the idea, and it will have PowerPoint and Excel. From a report: The company is adapting its sig...
03:27 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's Own Metaverse Is Coming, and It Will Have PowerPoint
If you're worried the metaverse will be all fun and games, fear not: Microsoft is taking its own stab at the idea, and it will have PowerPoint and Excel. From a report: The company is adapting its sig...
03:01 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Yahoo Pulls Out of China, Citing 'Challenging Business and Legal Environment'
Yahoo has officially exited China, shutting down all of its services in the communist country as of Monday, Nov. 1. From a report: "In recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal en...
02:45 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Yahoo Pulls Out of China, Citing 'Challenging Business and Legal Environment'
Yahoo has officially exited China, shutting down all of its services in the communist country as of Monday, Nov. 1. From a report: "In recognition of the increasingly challenging business and legal en...
02:17 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Zoom is Testing Showing Ads To Free Users
Zoom is piloting showing ads to users on its free "Basic" tier, the company has announced in a blog post. From a report: Ads will appear on the browser page shown to users at the end of a call. Zoom s...
02:03 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Zoom is Testing Showing Ads To Free Users
Zoom is piloting showing ads to users on its free "Basic" tier, the company has announced in a blog post. From a report: Ads will appear on the browser page shown to users at the end of a call. Zoom s...
01:00 pm - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Sega, Microsoft Announce Strategic Alliance To Develop 'Super Game' Initiative On Azure
An anonymous reader quotes a report from GeekWire: The Japanese video game company Sega announced Monday that it plans to "explore a strategic alliance" with Microsoft, which will see Sega build new g...
10:00 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot US Regulators Say Issuers of 'Stablecoins' Should Be Policed Like Banks
A U.S. Treasury Department-led regulatory body called on Monday for Congress to regulate issuers of "stablecoins" like banks and urged financial agencies to assess whether the role of these fast-growi...
07:00 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Amazon's Satellite Launch Schedule Puts It Nearly 4 Years Behind Starlink
Amazon plans to launch its first prototype broadband satellites in Q4 2022, which would be nearly four years after SpaceX launched its first prototype Starlink satellites. Ars Technica reports: "This ...
03:30 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Brazil Pledges To End Illegal Deforestation By 2028
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Yahoo News: Brazil said it was raising its climate commitments on Monday at the start of the COP26 summit, including ending illegal deforestation by 2028, mark...
02:02 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Stanford Engineers Team Up With Michelin-Star Chef To Build Modular Restaurants
Stanford engineers Alex Kolchinski, Alex Gruebele and Max Perham paired up with Michelin-star chef Eric Minnich to start Mezli, a company building fully autonomous modular restaurants. TechCrunch repo...
01:25 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot 5D Optical Disc Could Store 500TB For Billions of Year
Researchers from the University of Southampton "have developed a fast and energy-efficient laser-writing method for producing high-density nanostructures in silica glass," reports Optica. "These tiny ...
12:45 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot Shiba Inu Passes Dogecoin as No. 10 Cryptocurrency
Shiba Inu has entered into the top ten most valuable digital assets by market value, "hitting $40 billion and surpassing its cousin and inspiration, Dogecoin," reports Bloomberg. From the report: Shib...
12:02 am - Tue, November 2, 2021
Slashdot 'Trojan Source' Bug Threatens the Security of All Code
"Virtually all compilers -- programs that transform human-readable source code into computer-executable machine code -- are vulnerable to an insidious attack in which an adversary can introduce target...
11:20 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Oregon City Sues To Keep Google's Water Use Secret
Ahead of a key city council vote on a $28.5 million water pact with Google, the city of The Dalles filed suit in state court Friday in an effort to keep the tech giant's water use a secret. The Oregon...
10:40 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Tesla Is Letting Non-Tesla EVs Use Its Supercharger Network For the First Time
Tesla launched a pilot project in the Netherlands this week in which non-Tesla electric vehicles will be allowed to use its Supercharger network, representing the first time that the automaker is open...
10:02 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scammers Make Off With $2.1 Million
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The anonymous hucksters behind a Squid Game cryptocurrency have officially pulled the rug on the project, making off with an estimated $2.1 million. [...
09:25 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Stablecoins Are a Compelling Payment Option, But They Need To Be Regulated, Biden Administration Report Says
Stablecoins, a popular type of digital asset pegged to traditional currencies, could transform the way Americans pay for everything from cell phones and gasoline to haircuts and cups of coffee, accord...
08:45 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Epic Pulls Plug on Fortnite in China
Epic Games announced today that its work to bring video game mega-title Fortnite to the Chinese market is shutting down. From a report: The company said in an official announcement that the long-runni...
08:05 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Biden Says US Will Meet Its Climate Goals, Urges Help for Developing Nations
President Joe Biden on Monday sought to assure world leaders the United States would keep its promise to slash greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by the end of the decade, even as the key poli...
07:35 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot SpaceX's Starlink Registers in India, Aims To Deploy 200,000 Active Terminals by 2022
Starlink, part of Elon Musk's SpaceX company, has formed a subsidiary in India and is preparing to apply for licenses from the local government, according to a top official. From a report: "Pleased to...
06:45 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot New Report Says Apple's AR Headset Will Have Wi-Fi 6E, Arrive in 2022
Apple's long-rumored AR-VR headset may be arriving next year. According to a new report from notable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone-maker is aiming to put Wi-Fi 6 and 6E support into the device, whi...
06:08 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Some Older Macs Reportedly Bricked After Installing macOS Monterey
macOS Monterey, released last week as the latest version of macOS, is bricking older Mac computers, rendering them unusable and unable to even turn on, according to a number of reports from users acro...
05:39 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot India Will Reach Net-Zero Emissions by 2070, Modi Tells COP26
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the world's third-biggest emitter will zero out pollution by 2070, the boldest statement of intent at the opening of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. From ...
04:44 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot US Telecoms Are Going To Start Physically Removing Huawei Gear
All over the country, hardware from Huawei and ZTE keeps American telecom networks humming. In the coming months, many of those networks are going to start ripping it all out. From a report: On Friday...
04:03 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Dell Spins off $64 Billion VMware as it Battles Debt Hangover
PC pioneer Michael Dell is set to cap his climb back to the top of the computing world on Monday with one of the largest corporate spin-offs. Dell Technologies will shed its 81 percent stake in public...
03:42 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them
Twenty-somethings rolling their eyes at the habits of their elders is a longstanding trend, but many employers said there's a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste. From a report: At a retail b...
03:22 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot The 37-Year-Olds Are Afraid of the 23-Year-Olds Who Work for Them
Twenty-somethings rolling their eyes at the habits of their elders is a longstanding trend, but many employers said there's a new boldness in the way Gen Z dictates taste. From a report: At a retail b...
02:44 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Apple Wants iPhones To Detect Car Crashes, Auto-Dial 911
Beginning next year, iPhone users who are in a car accident could have their phone dial 911 automatically. From a report: Apple plans next year to roll out a product feature called "crash detection" f...
02:14 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot TikTok Owner ByteDance Mandates Shorter Working Hours
ByteDance ordered its employees to end their day by 7 p.m., becoming one of the first tech companies in China to officially mandate shorter working hours. From a report: Staff in China should only wor...
02:04 pm - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot TikTok Owner ByteDance Mandates Shorter Working Hours
ByteDance ordered its employees to end their day by 7 p.m., becoming one of the first tech companies in China to officially mandate shorter working hours. From a report: Staff in China should only wor...
10:34 am - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot 'We Mapped Every Large Solar Plant on Earth Using Satellites and Machine Learning'
A team of researchers built a machine learning system to scan satellite images for solar energy-generating facilities greater than 10 kilowatts and then deployed the system on over 550 terabytes of im...
07:34 am - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot New Chinese Rule Requires Government Approval Before Companies Can Transfer Important Data Abroad
The Associated Press reports:Companies in China would need government approval to transfer important data abroad under proposed rules announced Friday that would tighten Beijing's control over informa...
04:52 am - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella Says 'New Norms' Needed as 'Real Structural Changes' Rock Workplaces
For the first interview of its new series on "The New World of Work," Harvard Business Review asked Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella what team collaboration will look like in workplaces of the future. And ...
01:54 am - Mon, November 1, 2021
Slashdot Is Carbon Capture Here?
"Is carbon capture here?" asks a headline from the New York Times. A Swiss company named Climeworks "is operating a device in Iceland that sucks CO2 from the air and shoots it into the ground, where i...
10:59 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook is Targeting Children as Young as 6
"Internal documents show that Facebook has been actively hiring employees to build products that target children as young as 6 to expand its user base," reports NBC News — apparently within just...
09:47 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Bitcoin White Paper's 13th Anniversary Celebrated with Decentralized Pizza (and Gilbert Gottfried)
Today the iconic Bitcoin white paper "celebrates thirteen years of financial disruption," notes Cointelegraph, "after being first published on Oct. 31, 2008, by an anonymous person or entity named Sat...
08:35 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot US Copyright Office Broadens Exemptions for Repairing Consumer Devices
The U.S. Copyright Office "is expanding a legal shield for fixing digital devices," reports the Verge, "including cars and medical devices." Earlier this week the office "submitted new exemptions to S...
07:34 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot NASA Proposes New Methodology for Communicating the Discovery of Alien Life
"NASA scientists have just published a commentary article in Nature calling for a framework for reporting extraterrestrial life to the world," reports Cosmos magazine (in an article shared by Slashdot...
06:34 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Richard Dawkins, Jimmy Wales - Unlike Facebook, No One Gets Special Treatment on Wikipedia
"In a world of inequality, we are well accustomed to rich, powerful, connected people getting preferential treatment..." argues an opinion piece in the Washington Post. "The notable exception is Wikip...
05:34 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Newly-Discovered 'AbstractEmu' Malware Rooted Android Devices, Evaded Detection
"New Android malware can root infected devices to take complete control and silently tweak system settings, as well as evade detection using code abstraction and anti-emulation checks," reports Bleepi...
04:34 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Oracle's JDK 17 - Free Again for Commercial Use
The Oracle JDK "is available free of charge for production use again," reports InfoQ, under a new "Oracle No-Fee Terms and Conditions" license. The move, announced in mid-September, "reverses a 2018 d...
03:34 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Why America is Experimenting With 'Postal Banking'
From the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:In 1947, more than 4 million Americans owned $3.4 billion in saving deposits held not by a bank or credit union, but by the United States Postal...
02:34 pm - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Scammers Are Creating Fake Students on Harvard.edu and Using Them to Shill Brands
"According to his bio on Harvard.edu, Mikao John was an erudite scholar: a medical student at the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology who'd studied statistics and biochemistry at Yal...
11:34 am - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot What Happens When You Use Bluetooth Tags to Track Your Stolen Items?
"The third time my 1999 Honda Civic was stolen, I had a plan," writes Washington Post technology reporter Heather Kelly. Specifically, it was a tile tracker hidden in the car, "quietly transmitting it...
07:34 am - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot 'Ocean Cleanup' Successfully Removes 63,000 Pounds from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
More than 63,000 pounds of trash — including a refrigerator — have now been removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, reports USA Today:A half-mile long trash-trapping system named "Je...
03:34 am - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot Why Aren't There More Open Source Solutions for Mobile Devices?
A Microsoft software engineer working on open-source technologies recently wrote that "you can find an open-source implementation for (almost) anything. "But the mobile landscape is a notable exceptio...
01:34 am - Sun, October 31, 2021
Slashdot The Rolling Stones Recreate 'Start Me Up' Video With Boston Dynamics Robot Dog 'Spot'
Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: 40 years ago the Rolling Stones released the song "Start Me Up" as part of their album Tattoo You. Then over the next four decades they built a reputation...