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11:40 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot YouTube Added 1,500 Free Movies, But Good Luck Finding Them
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Mashable: YouTube recently added a bunch more movies and TV shows for its U.S. users to stream for free, provided you're willing to sit through some ads. Unfor...
11:00 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Walgreens Turns To Robots To Fill Prescriptions
Walgreens Boots Alliance is opening robot-powered micro-fulfillment centers across the U.S. to fill customers' prescriptions as the role of stores and pharmacists change. CNBC reports: Inside of a lar...
10:40 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot T-Mobile Begins Shutdown of Sprint 3G Network
T-Mobile said Wednesday that its shutdown of Sprint's 3G network is proceeding as planned, beginning on March 31st. The Verge reports: As part of the shutdown process, the company said in a statement ...
10:20 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Apple Working To Bring More Financial Services In-House
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple is developing its own payment processing technology and infrastructure for future financial products, part of an ambitious effort that would r...
09:22 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot 'We Study Virus Evolution. Here's Where We Think the Coronavirus Is Going.'
Sarah Cobey, who studies the interaction of immunity, virus evolution and transmission at the University of Chicago, Jesse Bloom and Tyler Starr, both of whom study virus evolution at Fred Hutchinson ...
06:45 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Intel Enters Discrete GPU Market With Launch of Arc A-Series For Laptops
MojoKid writes: Today Intel finally launched its first major foray into discrete GPUs for gamers and creators. Dubbed Intel Arc A-Series and comprised of 5 different chips built on two different Arc A...
06:05 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Russia Internet Giant Risks Running Out of Vital Tech in a Year
Russia's omnipresent tech company, which created products ranging from the country's dominant search engine to its biggest ride-hail service, is facing a looming shortage of hardware as U.S. sanctions...
05:37 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Waymo Opens Driverless Robotaxi Service To San Francisco Employees
Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving unit, has begun offering its San Francisco employees fully autonomous rides, the company said Wednesday. From a report: Waymo will begin its rider-only operations within...
04:45 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Dyson Launches Air Purifying Bluetooth Headphones
happy monday writes: Dyson has announced its first wearable product that builds the firm's air purification expertise into a set of Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones aimed at city dwellers wanting...
04:05 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot One-Third Of US Netflix Subscribers Admit They Share Their Passwords, Survey Finds
About one-third of U.S. subscribers to Netflix share their login credentials with others, according to new data from Leichtman Research Group. From the report: The research firm's online survey of 4,4...
03:20 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot State Attorneys General Ask Snap and TikTok To Give Parents More Control Over Apps
A group of attorneys general have asked Snap and TikTok to work more closely with parental control apps and to apply more scrutiny to inappropriate content on their platforms, the latest salvo in a gr...
02:40 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Senators Question School Surveillance Startups on Data, Civil Rights
School surveillance companies are not doing enough to determine whether their products unfairly target minority groups, according to a report released by U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey. ...
02:00 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Paid GOP Firm To Malign TikTok
Several readers have shared this report: Employees with the firm, Targeted Victory, worked to undermine TikTok through a nationwide media and lobbying campaign portraying the fast-growing app, owned b...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Former Yale Employee Admits She Stole $40 Million In Electronics From University
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: A nearly decade-long scheme to steal millions of dollars of computers and iPads from Yale University's School of Medicine is officially over. Former Yale ...
10:00 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Carbon-Coated Nickel Enables Fuel Cell Free of Precious Metals
schwit1 shares a report from EurekAlert: A nitrogen doped carbon-coated nickel anode can catalyze an essential reaction in hydrogen fuel cells at a fraction of the cost of the precious metals currentl...
07:00 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Astrophotographer Spots Spacewalking Astronauts From the Ground
InfiniteZero shares a report from Space.com: Last Wednesday (March 23), NASA astronaut Raja Chari and the European Space Agency's Matthias Maurer spent nearly seven hours outside the International Spa...
03:30 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Climate Campaign Pushes Bitcoin Network To Drop Energy-Hungry Code
Greenpeace and other environmental groups launched a new campaign today to push the Bitcoin network to slash its growing greenhouse gas emissions. The Verge reports: The goal of the campaign, dubbed "...
02:02 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot MIT Reinstates SAT/ACT Requirement For Incoming Classes
"The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced it will once again require applicants to take the SAT or ACT, reversing a Covid-era policy that made the standardized tests optional and rejecting ...
01:25 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot The Drone Operators Who Halted Russian Convoy Headed For Kyiv
"Ukrainian special forces teamed up with IT professionals on ATV four-wheelers to target the infamous Kiev convoy," writes longtime Slashdot reader darkseid. "Every Help Desk Geek's Walter Mitty fanta...
12:45 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot 40,000 Chromebooks and 9,600 iPads Went Missing At Chicago Public Schools During COVID
theodp shares a report from Chicago Sun-Times, written by Frank Main: When the school system [Chicago Public Schools] shifted to having students learn remotely in the spring of 2020 near the beginning...
12:02 am - Wed, March 30, 2022
Slashdot Log4Shell Exploited To Infect VMware Horizon Servers With Backdoors, Crypto Miners
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Log4Shell vulnerability is being actively exploited to deliver backdoors and cryptocurrency miners to vulnerable VMware Horizon servers. On Tuesday,...
11:20 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Apple Stores Will Now Decline to Repair iPhones Reported as Missing
Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will now be alerted if an iPhone has been reported as missing in the GSMA Device Registry when a customer brings in the device to be serviced, accor...
10:40 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot 'I No Longer Grade My Students' Work -- And I Wish I Had Stopped Sooner'
"I've been teaching college English for more than 30 years," writes Elisabeth Gruner, a professor of English at the University of Richmond. "Four years ago, I stopped putting grades on written work, a...
10:02 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Some Twitter Traffic Briefly Funneled Through Russian ISP, Thanks To BGP Mishap
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Some Internet traffic in and out of Twitter on Monday was briefly funneled through Russia after a major ISP in that country misconfigured the Int...
09:25 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Workers Are Trading Staggering Amounts of Data for 'Payday Loans'
Companies are offering interest-free advances to people with poor credit in exchange for detailed personal data. Wired: Tulloch [Editor's note: the anecdote character in the story] is one of a growing...
08:45 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot FTC Sues TurboTax Owner Intuit for Advertising Tax Software as 'Free'
The Federal Trade Commission sued Intuit in federal court on Monday, claiming it has deceived customers for years by marketing its TurboTax software as free and then charging most users when they file...
08:10 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Chrome 100 Has Arrived
The Chrome team: The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 100 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 100 is also promoted to our new extended stable channel f...
07:30 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Pluto's Peaks Are Ice Volcanoes, Scientists Conclude
Existence of volcanoes makes idea that dwarf planet is inert ball of ice look increasingly improbable. From a report: Strung out in the icy reaches of our solar system, two peaks that tower over the s...
06:44 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Russian Tech Giant Yandex's Data Harvesting Raises Security Concerns
Russia's biggest internet company has embedded code into apps found on mobile devices that allows information about millions of users to be sent to servers located in its home country. From a report: ...
06:09 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Steal $600M From Play-to-Earn Game Axie Infinity's Ronin Network
A cryptocurrency affiliated with the popular free-to-play blockchain game Axie Infinity has been hacked in one of the largest crypto heists in history. From a report: The Ronin network is a blockchain...
05:35 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft is Finally Making it Easier To Switch Default Browsers in Windows 11
Microsoft is finally making it easier to change your default browser in Windows 11. A new update (KB5011563) has started rolling out this week that allows Windows 11 users to change the default browse...
04:50 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Google Proposes Shutdown Changes To Speed Linux Reboots
UnknowingFool writes: Google has proposed a change on how Linux kernel handles shutdowns specifically when NVMe drives are used. The issue that Google is finding is that the current NVMe drivers use s...
04:03 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Gaining Power of Subpoena Via Fake 'Emergency Data Requests'
Krebs on Security reports: In the United States, when federal, state or local law enforcement agencies wish to obtain information about who owns an account at a social media firm, or what Internet add...
03:23 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Google Slapped With French Fine Over Abusive App Store Practices
Alphabet's Google was fined 2 million euros ($2.2 million) by the Paris Commercial Court over abusive practices toward developers on its app store. From a report: The U.S. tech giant will also have to...
02:56 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Sony Launches New PlayStation Gaming Subscription Service
Sony is set to launch a new video game subscription service this summer, seeking to drive sales of its PlayStation consoles and compete with a similar offering from Microsoft. CNBC: The company said T...
02:18 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Australia Cyber Defence Bolstered by $10 Billion via Project REDSPICE
Almost $10 billion over the next decade will be pumped into helping Australia compete in cyber warfare with adversaries such as Russia and China in a major funding boost that will nearly double the si...
02:08 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Australia Cyber Defence Bolstered by $10 Billion via Project REDSPICE
Almost $10 billion over the next decade will be pumped into helping Australia compete in cyber warfare with adversaries such as Russia and China in a major funding boost that will nearly double the si...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Warzone Dev Says Game Is Losing Players Over 'Insane' Download Sizes
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: For years, players have complained that ballooning game download sizes are clogging up hard drives and Internet bandwidth. In a recent interview ...
10:00 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Security Experts Say New EU Rules Will Damage WhatsApp Encryption
Corin Faife writes via The Verge: On March 24th, EU governing bodies announced that they had reached a deal on the most sweeping legislation to target Big Tech in Europe, known as the Digital Markets ...
07:00 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot SpaceX Ending Production of Flagship Crew Capsule
SpaceX has ended production of new Crew Dragon astronaut capsules, a company executive told Reuters, as Elon Musk's space transportation company heaps resources on its next-generation spaceship progra...
03:30 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Give Free Power To People Living Near Wind Farms, UK Minister Suggests
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Independent: Energy bills for people living near onshore wind farms could be slashed under new reforms, according to a cabinet minister. Education secretar...
02:10 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Lapsus$ Found a Spreadsheet of Passwords as They Breached Okta, Documents Show
The Lapsus$ hackers used compromised credentials to break into the network of customer service giant Sitel in January, days before subsequently accessing the internal systems of authentication giant O...
01:30 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Conflict, Inflation Lead To Cuts In iPhone SE Production, Report Claims
juul_advocate shares a report from iTWire: Apple's output of the iPhone SE will drop by a fifth in the coming quarter, indicating that the Russia-Ukraine conflict and fears of inflation have affected ...
12:50 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot Global Science Project Links Android Phones With Satellites To Improve Weather Forecasts
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Collecting satellite data for research is a group effort thanks to this app developed for Android users. Camaliot is a campaign funded by the Europe...
12:10 am - Tue, March 29, 2022
Slashdot 'Quantum Computing Has a Hype Problem'
"A reputed expert in the quantum computing field puts it in black and white: as of today, quantum computing is a paper tiger, and nobody knows when (if ever) it will become commercially practical," wr...
11:30 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot US Lawmakers Introduce 'ECASH' Bill in New Push to Create a Digital Dollar
A group of U.S. lawmakers says the U.S. Treasury Department may be the right government entity to create a digital dollar -- not the Federal Reserve. A new bill introduced Monday would authorize just ...
10:50 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Ukrainian Telecom Company's Internet Service Disrupted By 'Powerful' Cyberattack
Ukraine's state-owned telecommunications company Ukrtelecom experienced a disruption in internet service on Monday after a "powerful" cyberattack, according to Ukrainian government officials and compa...
10:10 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot HP Bets Big On Future of Hybrid Work With $3.3 Billion Poly Buy
HP has purchased Poly, the company formerly known as Plantronics, for $3.3 billion. "HP Inc sees the future of its business as one supporting a workforce partially based at home and partially in the o...
09:30 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Kids Are Learning History From Video Games Now
More students are being exposed to historical narratives through game play -- but what exactly are they being taught? From a report: Analyzing video games is particularly difficult for two reasons. Fi...
08:50 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot First Chicken-Free Egg White Product Reaches US Markets
An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: One of the first products made using a novel animal-free egg white is now available in the United States. The unique macarons are the first to be ma...
08:08 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot A Gas Made From Light Becomes Easier To Compress as You Squash It
Particles of light called photons can be trapped inside mirrors to form a gas with unusual properties, New Scientist reports. From the report: A gas made of particles of light, or photons, becomes eas...
07:36 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Dirty Bomb Ingredients Go Missing From Chornobyl Monitoring Lab
Insecure radioactive materials are the latest worry as Russia continues occupation of infamous nuclear reservation. schwit1 shares a report: When the lights went out at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant o...
06:53 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot 'Most Severe' Cyberattack Since Russian Invasion Crashes Ukraine Internet Provider
A "powerful" cyberattack has hit Ukraine's biggest fixed line telecommunications company, Ukrtelecom. Described as the most severe cyberattack since the start of the Russian invasion in February, it h...
06:07 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Museums Are Cashing In on NFTs
An anonymous reader shares a report: "To wake up to one of these things is pretty special -- to have a Leonardo at home," said Joe Kennedy, the director of the contemporary art dealership Unit London,...
05:24 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot When Nokia Pulled Out of Russia, a Vast Surveillance System Remained
The Finnish company played a key role in enabling Russia's cyberspying, documents show, raising questions of corporate responsibility. From a report: Nokia said this month that it would stop its sales...
04:57 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Majority in Japan Backs Nuclear Power for First Time Since Fukushima
For the first time in more than a decade, a narrow majority in Japan now supports restarting idled nuclear reactors, according to a poll in the country's top business newspaper. From a report: The sur...
04:07 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Google Ordered Russian Translators Not To Call War in Ukraine a War
In early March, contractors working for Google to translate company text for the Russian market received an update from their client: Effectively immediately, the ongoing Russian war against Ukraine c...
03:29 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Security Chief Issues Call To Arms To Protect Metaverse
Microsoft's new security chief Charlie Bell issued a call to arms to build protection from hackers and criminals in the emerging metaverse from the start of the new technology. From a report: "There's...
02:49 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Patients With Covid and Flu Double the Risk of Dying, Say Scientists
Covid-19 patients who have been hospitalised should also be routinely tested for flu, researchers have said. The call was made after the publication of a paper in the medical journal the Lancet that r...
02:20 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot That Smiling LinkedIn Profile Face Might Be a Computer-generated Fake
An anonymous reader shares a report: That chance message launched DiResta and her colleague Josh Goldstein at the Stanford Internet Observatory on an investigation that uncovered more than 1,000 Linke...
02:00 pm - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot That Smiling LinkedIn Profile Face Might Be a Computer-generated Fake
An anonymous reader shares a report: That chance message launched DiResta and her colleague Josh Goldstein at the Stanford Internet Observatory on an investigation that uncovered more than 1,000 Linke...
11:34 am - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Russian Troops' Tendency to Talk on Unsecured Lines is Proving Costly
The Washington Post reports Russian troops in Ukraine "have relied, with surprising frequency, on unsecured communication devices such as smartphones and push-to-talk radios." But this is leaving Russ...
07:34 am - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot This Year's Big Oscar Winners: 'Dune', Apple TV and James Bond
Dune won six Academy Awards tonight — the most of any movie — at this year's Oscar's ceremony, taking home Oscars for its cinematography, visual effects, film editing, original score, prod...
04:34 am - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Could Geothermal Power Plants Become a Source of Lithium?
"Geothermal energy has long been the forgotten member of the clean energy family, overshadowed by relatively cheap solar and wind power, despite its proven potential," argues a new article in Fast Com...
02:11 am - Mon, March 28, 2022
Slashdot Amateur Detectives are Now Crowdfunding DNA Sequencing to Solve Murders
In 2018 police arrested "the Golden State Killer" — now a 72-year-old man who had committed 13 murders between 1974 and 1986, the New York Times remembers:What made the investigation possible wa...
11:54 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot How 'Crazy Eddie' Electronics Chain Scammed America
In 1983 the annual revenue at the electronics chain Crazy Eddie was roughly $134 million (or about $372 million today), remembers The Hustle. The next year they'd sold $44 million just in computers an...
10:14 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Will Europe's Push to Reduce Russian Fossil Fuel Use Hurt Its Climate Goals?
In 2021, the European Union imported about 40% of its gas and 25% of its oil from Russia, reports the Associated Press. But now EU officials "are fixated on rapidly reducing the continent's reliance o...
09:06 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot 'Wordle' Creator Says Unauthorized Clones Drove Him to Selling His Game
In January the virally-popular game Wordle was sold to the New York Times for between between $1 million (£758,345) and $5 million. Now the Independent reveals why the game's creator took that s...
08:03 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot KDE's New Swipe Gesture Makes Windows 11 Look Bad
"Microsoft has been struggling to reach a state of convergence between tablet and desktop ever since Windows 8 and the original Surface," argues Neowin, adding "If we're using Windows 11 as a baromete...
06:59 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot CNBC: 'Stem Cells May Finally Offer a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes'
On Saturday CNBC published a remarkable headline. "Stem cells may finally offer a cure for Type 1 diabetes."There are 537 million people around the world living with diabetes. And that number is growi...
05:59 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot 'The Plain-Text Internet is Coming'
Protocol reports: The web is overrun with junk. This is so obvious, I almost don't need to say it. But I will: Between the pop-ups, the autoplaying videos, the cookie banners, the incessant calls for ...
04:34 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Can Twitter Help Disseminate Scientific Information?
Science magazine explores how actual scientists feel about Twitter:"I like that there's a low bar to entry [on Twitter] — I can put something out and see how other scientists are thinking of a p...
03:34 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Man Creates Entire Game of Pong Inside a Single Commodore 64 Sprite
"Pong on a Commodore 64 is one thing... but Pong in a single C64 sprite? That's uncharted territory," writes Slashdot reader segaboy81. Neowin reports:The Commodore 64 is an iconic machine. For many o...
02:34 pm - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Could Also Cause New Epidemics, Health Experts Worry
Heath workers worry Russia's invasion of Ukraine "threatens to upend decades of progress against infectious diseases throughout the region," reports the New York Times, "sparking new epidemics that wi...
11:34 am - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Is Burnout Just a Sign of a Broken Labor System?
A new essay from The Baffler suggests burnout is "a personal malady that indexes a broken labor system," rather than a trendy term that "resonates with affluent professionals who fetishize overwork." ...
07:34 am - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot The Untold Story of the Creation of GIF At CompuServe In 1987
Back in 1987 Alexander Trevor worked with the GIF format's creator, Steve Wilhite, at CompuServe. 35 years later Fast Company tech editor Harry McCracken (also Slashdot reader harrymcc) located Trevor...
03:34 am - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Ubuntu Finally Switches to Rolling Releases
Neowin reports that after more than 17 years, Ubuntu is finally switching to the same "rolling" release cycles that helped popularize Arch Linux:While there are many positive qualities that would draw...
03:34 am - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot 'Rolling Rhino' Tool Converts Ubuntu Into a Rolling Release
"Rolling Rhino is a tool long ago created by Martin Wimpress, who until recently was part of the Canonical team," one Linux blog pointed out recently. "What it does is basically change the repositorie...
01:34 am - Sun, March 27, 2022
Slashdot Creative Commons Opposes Piracy-Combatting 'SMART' Copyright Act
The non-profit Creative Commons (founded by Lawrence Lessig) opposes a new anti-piracy bill that "proposes to have the US Copyright Office mandate that all websites accepting user-uploaded material im...
11:29 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Are Movies Dying?
As viewership drops for Hollywood's annual Academy Awards ceremony, "Everyone has a theory about the decline..." argues an opinion piece in the New York Times. "My favored theory is that the Oscars ar...
10:27 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot That Big Tech Exodus Out of California? It Didn't Happen
"Wannabe innovation hubs from coast to coast have been slavering over the prospect that the work-from-home revolution triggered by the COVID pandemic would finally break the stranglehold that Californ...
08:58 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Watch Out, Facebook. American Non-Profit Creates Social Network for Older Adults
Wikipedia points out that America's two largest-circulation publications are the two magazine sent out to over 38 million members of massive non-profit AARP (originally the American Association of Ret...
07:34 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot What Andy Warhol Was Really Thinking on Commodore's Amiga Demo Day
Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: Thirty five years after Andy Warhol's death, the NY Times reports on a new wave of Warhol-Mania as the famed pop artist is currently the subject of a Netflix d...
06:34 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot To Help Retain Engineers, Apple Gives $100K-$200K Bonuses
Apple is paying six-figure "special retention grants" to a handful of hardware and software engineers. Protocol reports:The bonuses, anonymous sources told Bloomberg, are worth between $100,000 and mo...
05:34 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Can VW's Electrify America Make EV Charging Stations a 'Customer Oasis'?
Tesla has a vast network of over 30,000 superchargers spread across the globe. But there's also already another network of over 730 D.C. charging stations spread across the U.S. by "Electrify America....
04:34 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot As Far as China Is Concerned, Keanu Reeves No Longer Exists
"It's no longer possible to watch any content starring Keanu Reeves in China," reports PC Magazine, "and searching for his name returns no results from search engines." The AV Club explains:Earlier t...
03:34 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Could Deepfakes Change the Course of War?
CNN Business reports a deepfake video of Russian president Volodymyr Zelensky was fabricated to falsely depict him urging viewers to lay down their weapons and return to their families. But at the sam...
02:34 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Massive Ice Shelf Collapses in Antarctica
"A massive ice shelf in eastern Antartica collapsed, scientists said on Friday, marking the first time an ice shelf has done so in the region," reports the Hill:The 460-square mile wide ice shelf, whi...
01:00 pm - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Asahi Linux Is Reverse-Engineering Support For Apple Silicon, Including M1 Ultra
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: For months, a small group of volunteers has worked to get this Arch Linux-based distribution up and running on Apple Silicon Macs, adapting exist...
10:00 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Dangerous Chemicals In Food Wrappers At Fast-Food Restaurants, Grocery Chains
fahrbot-bot shares a report from CNN: Alarming levels of dangerous chemicals known as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) were discovered in food packaging at a number of well-known fast-food a...
07:00 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Retro Computing Museum In Ukraine Destroyed By Russian Bomb
A privately owned collection of more than 500 pieces of retro computer and technology history has been destroyed by a Russian bomb in the city of Mariupol. PC Gamer reports: The destruction was highli...
03:30 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Half of Women Will Get a False Positive 3D Mammogram, Study Finds
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: Half of all women getting 3D mammograms will experience a false positive over a decade of annual screening, a study published Friday in JAMA Network Ope...
02:02 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot CDC Coding Error Led To Overcount of 72,000 COVID-19 Deaths
Last week, after reporting from the Guardian on mortality rates among children, the CDC corrected a "coding logic error" that had inadvertently added more than 72,000 Covid deaths of all ages to the d...
01:25 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Kaspersky Named First Russian Company on Security Risk List
The U.S. placed internet-security provider AO Kaspersky Lab on a list of companies deemed a threat to national security, for the first time adding a Russian entity to a list dominated by Chinese telec...
12:45 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Sony Addresses Troubled Gran Turismo 7 Launch, Gives Angry Fans One Million Free Credits
bbsguru writes: Sony/PlayStation has been taking a lot of heat for making the new Gran Turismo 7 more dependent on microtransactions. Gamers say the well-reviewed game had taken advantage of those rev...
12:02 am - Sat, March 26, 2022
Slashdot Russia Considers Accepting Bitcoin For Oil and Gas
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Russia is considering accepting Bitcoin as payment for its oil and gas exports, according to a high-ranking lawmaker. Pavel Zavalny says "friendly" co...
11:20 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Google Working On New Nest Hub With Detachable Tablet Form Factor For 2022
To date, Google has released three Assistant Smart Displays. 9to5Google can now report that the company is working on a new Nest Hub for 2022 with a dockable tablet form factor where the screen detach...
10:40 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot YouTube Rippers Appeal $83 Million Piracy Verdict
An anonymous reader writes: The operator of YouTube rippers FLVTO.biz and 2conv.com has announced that he will appeal the piracy verdict, where the RIAA won $83 million in damages. According to his at...
10:00 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Russia Launched Ukraine Invasion With Hack of Thousands of Satellite Modems
"The Washington Post reports that at the outset of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian military communications, as well as that of customers across Europe, was accomplished by the compromise of te...
09:20 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Google Fiber Workers Successfully Unionize In Kansas City
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: In a tally with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) this afternoon, Google Fiber customer service workers -- employed by staffing agency BDS Co...
08:42 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Over a Dozen Researchers and Critics Respond To New York Times' 'Thinly-Veiled Cryptocurrency Ad'
Molly White: On March 20, 2022, the New York Times published a 14,000-word puff piece on cryptocurrencies, both online and as an entire section of the Sunday print edition. Though its author, Kevin Ro...
08:02 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot US Charges Four Russian Spies for Hacking Saudi Oil Facility and US Nuclear Power Plant
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced charges against four Russian government employees for a years-long hacking campaign targeting critical infrastructure, including a U.S. nuclear power opera...
07:23 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Exxon Weighs Taking Gas-to-Bitcoin Pilot to Four Countries
Exxon Mobil is running a pilot program using excess natural gas that would otherwise be burned off from North Dakota oil wells to power cryptocurrency-mining operations and is considering doing the sa...
06:51 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Epic Isn't Satisfied by Google's App Store Billing Stunt
Google announced on Wednesday that it would test letting Android developers use their own billing systems in their apps, the first step in what could lead to a dramatic reshaping of the app economy. H...
06:05 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Sony To Unveil PlayStation Subscription as Soon as Next Week
Sony is preparing to introduce a new video game subscription service for the PlayStation as early as next week, Bloomberg News reported Friday, citing people familiar with the plans. From the report: ...
05:20 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Now Spreading Conspiracy Theory that Moderna Created Covid
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs now spreading the conspiracy theory that Moderna created Covid. New York Times reporter Paul Mozur: Hard to believe they don't see the credibility they lose amplify...
04:45 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot In Appeal, Apple Argues Epic 'Failed To Prove' Facts of Fortnite Lawsuit
Apple argued in court papers this week that appeals filings by Epic Games don't point to legal errors by a US District Court judge who ruled last year that the iPhone maker hadn't violated antitrust l...
04:31 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Music Improves Wellbeing and Quality of Life, Research Suggests
A review of 26 studies finds benefits of music on mental health are similar to those of exercise and weight loss. From a report: "Music," wrote the late neurologist Oliver Sacks, "has a unique power t...
04:05 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Music Improves Wellbeing and Quality of Life, Research Suggests
A review of 26 studies finds benefits of music on mental health are similar to those of exercise and weight loss. From a report: "Music," wrote the late neurologist Oliver Sacks, "has a unique power t...
03:55 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Apple is Reportedly Planning a 15-inch MacBook Air
An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple's upcoming MacBook Air redesign has been extensively reported on, but new information suggests it may come in two sizes. According to Display Supply Chain Co...
03:26 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Whistleblower Claims He Was Fired for Exposing Corruption
Former Microsoft Senior Director Yasser Elabd is working with whistleblowing agency Lioness to share information about kickbacks and bribery in the Middle East and North Africa. From a report: In June...
02:45 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Apple is Reportedly Planning a 15-inch MacBook Air
An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple's upcoming MacBook Air redesign has been extensively reported on, but new information suggests it may come in two sizes. According to Display Supply Chain Co...
02:40 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot US, EU Reach Preliminary Deal on Data Privacy
The U.S. and the European Union reached a preliminary deal to allow data about Europeans to be stored on U.S. soil, heading off a growing threat to thousands of companies' trans-Atlantic operations. F...
02:00 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot US, EU Reach Preliminary Deal on Data Privacy
The U.S. and the European Union reached a preliminary deal to allow data about Europeans to be stored on U.S. soil, heading off a growing threat to thousands of companies' trans-Atlantic operations. F...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Meet the Secretive US Company Building an 'Unbreakable' Internet Inside Russia
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: As Russia makes preparations to possibly disconnect from the global internet in a bid to control the narrative around the invasion of Ukraine, one...
10:00 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Owners Of 'Gran Turismo 7' Locked Out Of Single Player Game When Online DRM Servers Go Down
According to Techdirt's Timothy Geigner, Gran Turismo 7 on the PlayStation was recently rendered unplayable because the DRM servers that require an online check to play the game crumbled during a main...
07:00 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Netflix Could Reap $1.6 Billion Per Year By Charging Password-Sharing Users Extra Fees, Analysts Say
If Netflix follows through with its test to charge an additional fee to users sharing passwords, it could rake in $1.6 billion in global revenue annually, according to a new Wall Street analysis. Vari...
03:30 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot EU Takes Aim at Big Tech's Power With Landmark Digital Act
The European Union agreed on Thursday to one of the world's most far-reaching laws to address the power of the biggest tech companies (Warning: source may be paywalled; alternative source), potentiall...
02:02 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot DirectStorage Shows Just Minor Load-Speed Improvements In Real-World PC Demo
Andrew Cunningham writes via Ars Technica: Microsoft's DirectStorage API promises to speed up game-load times, both on the Xbox Series X/S and on Windows PCs (where Microsoft recently exited its devel...
01:25 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Startup Says Its Tech Can Inflict Actual Pain in the Metaverse
A Japanese startup called H2L Technologies wants you to be able to feel pain inside the metaverse, via a wristband that dishes out small electric shocks. Futurism reports: "Feeling pain enables us to ...
12:45 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot Windows 1.0 Easter Egg Managed To Stay Hidden For Nearly 37 Years
Lucas Brooks, an avid Windows fan who digs through and analyzes its early iterations, recently shared his discovery of an easter egg that's been hiding in Windows 1.0 for nearly 37 years. PC Gamer rep...
12:02 am - Fri, March 25, 2022
Slashdot UK Police Arrest 7 People In Connection With Lapsus$ Hacks
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Police in the United Kingdom have arrested seven people over suspected connections to the Lapsus$ hacking group, which has in recent weeks targeted...
11:20 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot The EPA Plans To Sunset Its Online Archive
Come July, the EPA plans to retire the archive containing old news releases, policy changes, regulatory actions, and more. The Verge reports: The archive was never built to be a permanent repository o...
10:40 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Complaints Mount After GitHub Launches New Algorithmic Feed
GitHub has introduced a new feed into the dashboard of users and it doesn't appear to have gone down well with the code shack's regulars. The Register reports: As soon as the new feed arrived, replete...
10:02 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Nestle: Anonymous Can't Hack Us, We Leaked Our Own Data
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A hacker group claims to have stolen and leaked a trove of Nestle's data. The company says that can't possibly be true. Why? Because the data was actu...
09:25 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Google Says It Thwarted North Korean Cyberattacks in Early 2022
Google's Threat Analysis Group announced on Thursday that it had discovered a pair of North Korean hacking cadres going by the monikers Operation Dream Job and Operation AppleJeus in February that wer...
08:44 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Israel Blocked Ukraine From Buying Pegasus Spyware, Fearing Russia's Anger
Israel blocked Ukraine from buying NSO Group's Pegasus spyware for fear that Russian officials would be angered by the sale of the sophisticated hacking tool to a regional foe, The Guardian reported T...
08:05 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Google Employees Bombard Execs With Questions About Pay at Recent All-Hands Meeting
Google executives, facing a barrage of criticism from employees on issues related to compensation, defended the company's competitiveness at a recent all-hands meeting while acknowledging that the per...
07:25 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Google's CTO of Android Tablets Sees Tablet Sales Passing Laptops 'in the Not Too Distant Future'
An anonymous reader shares a report: After seemingly forgetting that Android tablets existed for a while, Google is suddenly very invested in the market. Android 12L is in development to support large...
06:51 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Toshiba Faces Unclear Future
Toshiba shareholders on Thursday voted down competing proposals -- one presented by management and the other backed by activist shareholders, leaving the future direction of the embattled Japanese con...
06:00 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Mozilla Launches Paid Subscriptions To Its Developer Network
Mozilla today launched MDN Plus, a paid subscription product on top of the existing (and recently re-designed) Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), one of the web's most popular destinations for finding d...
05:14 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Apple Is Working on a Hardware Subscription Service for iPhones
Apple is working on a subscription service for the iPhone and other hardware products, a move that could make device ownership similar to paying a monthly app fee, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, ci...
04:45 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot DeFi Projects Rife With Hidden Risks, Global Regulatory Body Warns
The global umbrella organisation for securities regulators has warned that decentralised finance contains myriad hidden conflicts and risks, as authorities begin circling one of the fastest growing co...
04:05 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Samsung's Freestyle Projector Doesn't Live Up To Its $900 Price
Samsung's new portable projector disappoints, multiple reviewers noted today. The Verge: The Freestyle could have been something really special. As Samsung's first portable projector, it immediately s...
03:44 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Uber Reaches Deal To List All New York City Taxis on Its App
Uber is becoming friends with a former foe. The company has reached an agreement to list all New York City taxis on its app, an alliance that could ease the ride-hailing giant's driver shortage and te...
03:24 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Uber Reaches Deal To List All New York City Taxis on Its App
Uber is becoming friends with a former foe. The company has reached an agreement to list all New York City taxis on its app, an alliance that could ease the ride-hailing giant's driver shortage and te...
02:41 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot 'Open Source Protestware Harms Open Source'
An anonymous reader shares an opinion piece: Protest is an important element of free speech that should be protected. Openness and inclusivity are cornerstones of the culture of open source, and the t...
02:04 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Want To Talk? FBI Trolls Russian Embassy for Disgruntled Would-Be Spies
Recruitment ad hits social media feeds of mobile phones located outside or inside the diplomatic compound. From a report: The FBI is trying a novel strategy to recruit Russian-speaking individuals ups...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Adding Okra To Drinking Water Removes Microplastics
An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: If you've ever eaten okra, then you'll know that the stuff can be pretty gooey. According to new research, that quality could allow a compound from ...
10:00 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Materials Scientists Make Pizza Dough -- Without the Yeast
sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: When he was 25, materials scientist Ernesto Di Maio developed a yeast allergy and broke out in hives whenever he ate pizza, which was somewhat embarrassi...
07:00 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Perseverance Rover Reveals Speed of Sound On Mars
An international team of researchers analyzing the sounds captured by the Perseverance rover has determined the speed of sound on Mars. Phys.org reports: Baptiste Chide, with Los Alamos National Labor...
03:30 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Activist Publishes Redacted Version of Classified Military UFO Report
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last June, the Department of Defense released a long-awaited and much-hyped document called "Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena...
02:02 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot NASA Wants Another Moon Lander For Artemis Astronauts, Not Just SpaceX's Starship
NASA plans to encourage the development of another commercial vehicle that can land its Artemis astronauts on the moon. Space.com reports: In April 2021, NASA picked SpaceX to build the first crewed l...
01:25 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Young Ukrainian Escapes War With USB Stick Holding 40% of His Life Savings In Crypto
A 20-year-old Ukrainian man named "Fadey" managed to escape the war and cross into Poland with 40% of his life savings in bitcoin contained on a USB stick. Finbold reports: His experience starts with ...
12:45 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Bipartisan Proposed Legislation To Curtail Secretive Email Seizure
"A bipartisan proposal in both the House and Senate would sharply limit the ability to seize emails without notice to the owner," writes longtime Slashdot reader hawk. "It places a six-month limit on ...
12:22 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Solana Stablecoin Project Cashio Plummets To Zero After Multi-Million Dollar Hack
The price of Cashio's dollar-pegged stablecoin CASH has fallen from $1 to $0.00005 after an "infinite mint glitch" enabled attackers to mint tokens without providing collateral. Decrypt reports: Cashi...
12:02 am - Thu, March 24, 2022
Slashdot Teen Suspected By Cyber Researchers of Being Lapsus$ Mastermind
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Cybersecurity researchers investigating a string of hacks against technology companies, including Microsoft and Nvidia, have traced the attacks to a...
11:20 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Arizona Is First State To Launch Drivers' License In Apple Wallet
Arizona residents can now add their drivers' license, or state ID, to Apple Wallet, which lets them use an iPhone, or Apple Watch, to check in at selected TSA checkpoints. Apple Insider reports: As Ap...
10:40 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Stephen Wilhite, Creator of the GIF, Has Died
Stephen Wilhite, one of the lead inventors of the GIF, died last week from COVID at the age of 74, according to his wife, Kathaleen, who spoke to The Verge. From the report: Stephen Wilhite worked on ...
10:02 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Instagram To Allow Users To See Most Recent Posts First
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Instagram will let users switch their feeds so they view the most recent posts first, relenting after years of complaints about the photo app's curr...
10:01 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Google Routinely Hides Emails From Litigation By CCing Attorneys, DOJ Alleges
The US Department of Justice and 14 state attorneys general yesterday asked a federal judge to sanction Google for misusing attorney-client privilege to hide emails from litigation. From a report: "In...
09:23 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Has Destroyed Nearly 10% of Russia's Tanks, Making Experts Ask: Are Tanks Over?
In three weeks of fighting, Russia has lost at least 270 tanks, according to the open source weapons tracking site Oryx -- almost 10% of its estimated active force. From a report: Ukraine's defense is...
08:48 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Google Will Remove the Movies and TV Tab From the Google Play Store
An anonymous reader shares a report: Last year, the Google TV app user interface was completely redesigned and transformed into a hub for browsing movies and shows from your favorite streaming apps al...
08:07 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Google Play To Pilot Third-Party Billing Option Globally, Starting With Spotify
Amid increasing global regulations over app stores and their commission structures, Google today announced the launch of a pilot program designed to explore what it calls "user billing choice." From a...
07:24 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Nvidia Would Consider Using Intel as a Foundry, CEO Says
Nvidia, one of the largest buyers of outsourced chip production, said it will explore using Intel as a possible manufacturer of its products, but said Intel's journey to becoming a foundry will be dif...
06:45 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot How Microsoft Plans To Fill 3.5 Million Cybersecurity Jobs
Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it will expand its cybersecurity skilling initiative to 23 additional countries. The campaign, which began last year in the U.S., is part of the company's push to...
06:05 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot The Ozone Layer Was Damaged By Australia's Black Summer Megafires
Australia's record-breaking wildfires of 2019 and 2020 blasted smoke so high that even the ozone layer in the stratosphere was damaged, a new analysis shows. Hmmmmmm shares a report: The Black Summer ...
05:33 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Improves Its AI Translations With Z-Code
Microsoft has announced an update to its translation services that, thanks to new machine learning techniques, promises significantly improved translations between a large number of language pairs. Te...
04:45 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot The Supreme Court Just Made a US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement Even Harder
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision this month in FBI v. Fazaga, a case challenging FBI surveillance, will make it significantly harder for people to pursue surveillance cases, and for U.S. and European...
04:13 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Legislation Seeks To Block Lengthy Gag Orders on Tech Firms After Government Surveillance
New submitter hawk writes: Government agencies would no longer be able to indefinitely conceal their secret seizure of email records under legislation introduced Tuesday that takes aim at gag orders. ...
03:26 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot YouTube is Taking on Over-the-Air TV With Nearly 4,000 Free Episodes of TV
YouTube is the latest company to offer free shows TV with ads. The video giant says you'll now be able to stream nearly 4,000 episodes of TV for free, as long as you're also willing to watch ads durin...
02:40 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Arctic and Antarctic See Extreme Heat and Historically Low Sea Ice
Abnormally hot air has hit both of the world's poles at once, while the extent of Arctic sea ice appears to have been historically low this winter. From a report: Temperature records were broken in An...
02:00 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Two Years After Chrome and Edge, Firefox is Getting AV1 Hardware Acceleration
Firefox is finally gaining proper AV1 support. Neowin reports: According to an update made to a post on Bugzilla, the Mozilla Foundation is finally ready to add hardware acceleration for the AV1 video...
01:43 pm - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Says Digital Extortion Gang Lapsus$ Targets Cryptocurrency, Too
An anonymous reader shares a report: A digital extortion gang with a murky background and unconventional methods -- one researcher called them "laughably bad" at times -- has claimed responsibility fo...
11:30 am - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Says Digital Extortion Gang Lapsus$ Targets Cryptocurrency, Too
An anonymous reader shares a report: A digital extortion gang with a murky background and unconventional methods -- one researcher called them "laughably bad" at times -- has claimed responsibility fo...
07:00 am - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot A Drowning World: Kenya's Quiet Slide Underwater
Kenya's great lakes are flooding, in a devastating and long-ignored environmental disaster that is displacing hundreds of thousands of people. From a report: One of the first scientists to realise tha...
03:30 am - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Fails To Detect Hate Against Rohingya
A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority years after such behavior was found to have played a determin...
01:00 am - Wed, March 23, 2022
Slashdot Roku OS 11 Will Let You Set Your Own Photos as a Screensaver
Roku device owners will soon have a whole host of new personalization features, including all-new Photo Streams, with the Roku OS 11. From a report: Firstly, when Roku OS 11 rolls out to users in the ...
11:00 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Android's Messages, Dialer Apps Quietly Sent Text, Call Info To Google
Google's Messages and Dialer apps for Android devices have been collecting and sending data to Google without specific notice and consent, and without offering the opportunity to opt-out, potentially ...
10:00 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Calgarians Detail Life With an Electricity Load Limiter
Limiters cap amount of electricity households can use, making many appliances unusable. From a report: Josie Gagne was stumbling in the dark, sobbing while on the phone with an Enmax customer assistan...
09:09 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot In a First, Brain Implant Lets Man With Complete Paralysis Spell Out Thoughts
sciencehabit writes: In its final stages, the neurological disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can bring extreme isolation. People lose control of their muscles, and communication may become i...
08:01 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Manager of Blue Origin's Rocket Engine Program Has Left the Company
As Blue Origin nears the critical point of delivering flight-ready BE-4 rocket engines to United Launch Alliance, the engineer in charge of the company's rocket engine program has decided to leave. Ar...
07:03 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Twitter Leads Call for EU Lawmakers To 'Think Beyond Big Tech'
In a formalization of an earlier Twitter-led push to try to exert influence over fast-forming European digital regulations, the social media firm has used its Twitter Spaces platform to host the offic...
06:02 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot 'The Goal Of Crypto Is Not To Play Games With Million Dollar Pictures Of Monkeys': Ethereum Founder
An anonymous reader shares a report: Non-fungible tokens have risen in interest and value over the last year, with Bored Ape Yacht Club among the most popular and valuable collections. Here's what one...
05:22 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Steam (Officially) Comes To Chrome OS
An anonymous reader shares a report: This may feel like deja vu because Google itself mistakenly leaked this announcement a few days ago, but the company today officially announced the launch of Steam...
04:54 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Nvidia Takes the Wraps off Hopper, Its Latest GPU Architecture
After much speculation, Nvidia today at its March 2022 GTC event announced the Hopper GPU architecture, a line of graphics cards that the company says will accelerate the types of algorithms commonly ...
03:08 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Teens Are Struggling To Quit Smoking and Vaping
More adolescents failed to quit smoking in 2020 than in any of the previous 13 years, according to new data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020 was the first year the re...
02:00 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Authentication Firm Okta Probes Report of Digital Breach
Authentication services provider Okta is investigating a report of a digital breach, the company said on Tuesday, after hackers posted screenshots showing what they claimed was its internal company en...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot DC Sues Grubhub, Claiming App Is Full of Hidden Fees and High Prices
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine is suing Grubhub for deceptive business practices, saying its food delivery app covertly inflates ...
10:00 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Mac Studio Storage Not User-Upgradeable Due to Software Block
Despite being easily removable since it is not soldered down, the Mac Studio's SSD storage is not currently user-upgradeable due to a software block, YouTuber Luke Miani has discovered. MacRumors repo...
07:13 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Authentication Firm Okta Probes Report of Digital Breach
Authentication services provider Okta is investigating a report of a digital breach, the company said on Tuesday, after hackers posted screenshots showing what they claimed was its internal company en...
07:00 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets
NASA JPL announced a cosmic milestone with the confirmed discovery of over 5,000 exoplanets (planets located outside our solar system). CNET reports: A new batch of 65 planets joined the NASA Exoplane...
03:30 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot 'US College Education Is Nearer To Collapsing Than It Appears'
According to OpenAI CEO and former president of Y Combinator, Sam Altman, college education in the U.S. "is nearer to collapsing than it appears." He writes in a Twitter thread: Most of all, it's clea...
02:02 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Say They Can Read Nearly the Whole Genome of an IVF-Created Embryo
sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: A California company says it can decipher almost all the DNA code of a days-old embryo created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) -- a challenging feat...
01:25 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Browser-in-the-Browser Attack Can Trick Even Savvy Users
apoc.famine shares a report from Ars Technica: Hundreds of thousands of sites use the OAuth protocol to let visitors login using their existing accounts with companies like Google, Facebook, or Apple....
12:45 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Apple's New Studio Display Has 64GB of Onboard Storage
New submitter Dru Nemeton shares a report from 9to5Mac: Apple's new Studio Display officially hit the market on Friday, and we continue to learn new tidbits about what exactly's inside the machine. Wh...
12:02 am - Tue, March 22, 2022
Slashdot Russians Are Racing To Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Slate.com: On March 1, after a week of horror in Ukraine, reports came out that Russia's censorship office had threatened to block Russian Wikipedia. A 32-year...
11:20 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Brazil Reverses Telegram Ban
A judge on Brazil's Supreme Court has reversed a ban on Telegram, two days after blocking the messaging app for ignoring orders. Engadget reports: Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said the company missed the ...
10:40 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Investigating Claims of Hacked Source Code Repositories
Microsoft says they are investigating claims that the Lapsus$ data extortion hacking group breached their internal Azure DevOps source code repositories and stolen data. BleepingComputer reports: Unli...
10:02 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot US Senators Introduce SMART Copyright Act To Combat Piracy
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: U.S. Senators Thom Tillis and Patrick Leahy have introduced the SMART Copyright Act of 2022. The bill requires online hosting services to impleme...
09:25 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Biden Urges American Firms To 'Harden' Cyber-Defenses Against Russia
President Biden on Monday urged American companies to put up their cyber-defenses, citing "evolving intelligence that the Russian Government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks" against th...
08:45 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Criminals Are Staging a Devious New Kind of Kidnapping - and the FBI is Stumped.
schwit1 shares a report: About 10 years ago, when Erik Arbuthnot first started hearing about phony-kidnapping hustles, his fellow agents at the FBI scoffed at the cases. "Don't worry about those," the...
08:06 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot UK-backed OneWeb To Use Rival SpaceX Rockets After Russian Ban
OneWeb, the satellite company part-owned by the British state, is turning to Elon Musk's SpaceX for help after it was barred from using Russian rockets to launch its latest orbiters. From a report: Un...
07:25 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot SEC Asks Companies To Divulge Pollution and Climate Risks
The US Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules today that could require companies to update investors annually on how much planet-heating pollution they're pumping out and how that pollu...
06:49 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot HubSpot Hack Leads To Data Breaches at BlockFi, Swan Bitcoin, NYDIG and Circle
A data breach at HubSpot, a tool used by many companies to manage marketing campaigns and on-board new users, has affected BlockFi, Swan Bitcoin, NYDIG and Circle. From a report: However, all the comp...
06:05 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Musk Reveals Plan To Scale Tesla To 'Extreme Size'
Elon Musk signaled plans to scale Tesla to the "extreme" while teasing the release of Tesla's "Master Plan Part 3" on Twitter one day before opening the automaker's first European factory. From a repo...
05:33 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot India To Tax Each Crypto Investment Independently
India's proposed taxation law of virtual digital assets won't permit individuals to offset loss from one asset against profit of another, the Ministry of Finance said Monday in a move that the head of...
05:23 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot India To Tax Each Crypto Investment Independently
India's proposed taxation law of virtual digital assets won't permit individuals to offset loss from one asset against profit of another, the Ministry of Finance said Monday in a move that the head of...
04:58 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Russia Finds Meta Guilty of 'Extremist Activity'
A Moscow court on Monday found Meta Platforms guilty of "extremist activity", but said its decision would not affect the WhatsApp messenger service, focusing its ire on the company's already banned Fa...
04:42 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Russia Finds Meta Guilty of 'Extremist Activity'
A Moscow court on Monday found Meta Platforms guilty of "extremist activity", but said its decision would not affect the WhatsApp messenger service, focusing its ire on the company's already banned Fa...
04:05 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Qualcomm is Adding AV1 Support, Which Could Be Huge For Online Video
Uptake of the open-video codec AV1 has been slow, with major video providers waiting for broader device support. Things could change over the coming months, as both consumer electronics companies and ...
03:23 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Windows 11 Gets a Desktop Watermark on Unsupported Hardware
Microsoft is pushing ahead with plans to warn Windows 11 users that have installed the operating system on unsupported hardware. In a new update to Windows 11, a watermark has appeared on the desktop ...
02:42 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Chinese Airliner Crashes With 132 Aboard in Country's South
A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote mountainous area of southern China on Monday, officials said, setting off a forest fire visible from space in the country's ...
02:11 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Gravity Could Solve Renewable Energy's Biggest Problem
In the Swiss municipality of Arbedo-Castione, a 70-meter crane stands tall. Six arms protrude from the top, hoisting giant blocks into the sky. But these aren't building blocks, and the crane isn't be...
02:01 pm - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Gravity Could Solve Renewable Energy's Biggest Problem
In the Swiss municipality of Arbedo-Castione, a 70-meter crane stands tall. Six arms protrude from the top, hoisting giant blocks into the sky. But these aren't building blocks, and the crane isn't be...
11:34 am - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot CafePress's Previous Owner Fined $500,000 for 'Shoddy' Security, Covering up Data Breach
ZDNet describes CafePress as "a U.S. platform offering print-on-demand products" like custom t-shirts, hats, and mugs. "CafePress's past owner has been fined $500,000 over a litany of security failure...
07:34 am - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot How the Music Industry Survived the Internet. Sort of.
"Music was one of the first industries that felt the sonic boom of the internet, starting with song-sharing websites like Napster in the late 1990s and iTunes digital downloads later," writes the New ...
03:39 am - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot How to Eliminate the World's Need for Passwords
The board members of the FIDO alliance include Amazon, Google, PayPal, RSA, and Apple and Microsoft (as well as Intel and Arm). It describes its mission as reducing the world's "over-reliance on passw...
01:44 am - Mon, March 21, 2022
Slashdot Researchers Discover a New (intermediate and Tetragonal) Form of Ice
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas were trying to understand how water might behave under the high pressures inside distant planets. But along the way the team discovered a new form of...
10:18 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot What Happened After Starlink's Satellite Internet Service Arrived in Ukraine?
The Washington Post looks at what happened after Starlink activated its satellite-based internet service to help Ukraine:Ukraine has already received thousands of antennas from Musk's companies and Eu...
08:40 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Sleeping With the Light On May Be Harmful To You
"Exposure to even moderate ambient lighting during nighttime sleep, compared to sleeping in a dimly lit room, harms your cardiovascular function during sleep and increases your insulin resistance the ...
07:36 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot After About 600 Hours, 64 Workers at Ukraine's Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Finally Relieved
The New York Times reports that "After more than three weeks without being able to leave the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine, 64 workers were able to be rotated out, the plant said o...
06:34 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Apple's iPhone Cameras Accused of Being 'Too Smart'
The New Yorker argues that photos on newer iPhones are "coldly crisp and vaguely inhuman, caught in the uncanny valley where creative expression meets machine learning...." "[T]he truth is that iPhone...
05:34 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Can We Write Better Algorithms With Machine Learning?
Quanta magazine describes an "explosion of interest" in what they're calling algorithms with predictions, arguing that machine learning tools "have, in a real way, rejuvenated research into basic algo...
04:34 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot How Do You Like Ubuntu's New Logo?
Slashdot reader mmanciop reminded us that Ubuntu released a new version of its "circle of friends" logo this week (which its designer says gives it "a more contemporary look and feel.") From the Ubunt...
03:34 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Former Employee Accused of Defrauding Apple Out of $10 Million
"A former Apple employee has been charged with defrauding the tech giant out of more than $10 million," reports NBC News, "by taking kickbacks, stealing equipment and laundering money, federal prosecu...
02:34 pm - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Tech Casualties of Russia's War in Ukraine: Open Source and the Cloud?
Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: In On the Weaponisation of Open Source, software engineering consultant Gerald Benischke examines how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has spilled over into are...
11:34 am - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Linux Random Number Generator Sees Major Improvements
An anonymous Slashdot reader summarizes some important news from the web page of Jason Donenfeld (creator of the open-source VPN protocol WireGuard):The Linux kernel's random number generator has seen...
07:44 am - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Self-Driving Trucks Could Replace 90% of Human Long-Distance Truckers, Finds Study
There are already several startups focused on replacing long-haul freight trucks with self-driving trucks, reports Bloomberg — and the potential is huge. (Alternate URLs here and here.)The short...
03:44 am - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot Anti-Russian Railway Workers in Belarus Reportedly Sabotaged All Rail Traffic to Ukraine
"Belarusian railway workers have reportedly cut off all rail connections between their country and Ukraine," reports Germany's public broadcaster DW:Ukrainian railway chief Olexander Kamyshin thanked ...
01:34 am - Sun, March 20, 2022
Slashdot More Apple M1 Ultra Benchmarks Show It Doesn't Beat the Best GPUs from Nvidia and AMD
Tom's Guide tested a Mac Studio workstation equipped with an M1 Ultra with the Geekbench 5.4 CPU benchmarks "to get a sense of how effectively it handles single-core and multi-core workflows." "Since ...
10:57 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot 'Biggest Change Ever' to Go Brings Generics, Native Fuzzing, and a Performance Boost
"Supporting generics has been Go's most often requested feature, and we're proud to deliver the generic support that the majority of users need today," the Go blog announced this week. * It's part of ...
09:57 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot The Free Software Foundation's 'LibrePlanet' Conference Happens Online This Weekend
LibrePlanet, the annual conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation, will be happening online this weekend. The event "provides an opportunity for community activists, domain experts, and people...
08:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot It's 70 Degrees Warmer than Normal in Eastern Antarctica. Scientists Flabbergasted
"The coldest location on the planet has experienced an episode of warm weather this week unlike any ever observed, with temperatures over the eastern Antarctic ice sheet soaring 50 to 90 degrees above...
07:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Developers Debate Denying Updates for Open Source Software to Russia
Russia's invasion of Ukraine turns up in Mike Melanson's column "This Week in Programming":While the Open Source Initiative's (OSI) definition of open source software is quite clear on the matter &mda...
06:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Linux For M1 Macs? First Alpha Release Announced for Asahi Linux
"Asahi Linux aims to bring you a polished Linux experience on Apple Silicon Macs," explains the project's web site. And now that first Asahi Linux alpha release is out — ready for testing on M1,...
05:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Could Dark Matter Be Explained by an Anti-Universe Running Backwards in Time?
"A wild new theory suggests there may be another 'anti-universe,' running backward in time prior to the Big Bang," writes Live Science, citing a new paper recently accepted for publication in the jour...
04:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Ivermectin Didn't Protect People from COVID-19, Finds Largest Trial Yet
"Researchers testing repurposed drugs against Covid-19 found that ivermectin didn't reduce hospital admissions, in the largest trial yet of the effect of the antiparasitic on the disease driving the p...
03:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot After 17 Years and 265 Scripts, Microsoft Finally Turns 'Halo' Into a $90M TV Show on Paramount
Variety takes a long look at Halo, the new nine-episode TV show on Paramount+ adapting "Microsoft's crown jewel Xbox franchise":When the show premieres on March 24, it will be the culmination of 17 ye...
02:34 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Simple Electrical Circuit Learns On Its Own -- With No Help From a Computer
sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: A simple electrical circuit has learned to recognize flowers based on their petal size. That may seem trivial compared with artificial intelligence (AI) ...
01:00 pm - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot False Advertising To Call Software Open Source When It's Not, Says Court
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Last year, the Graph Foundation had to rethink how it develops and distributes its Open Native Graph Database (ONgDB) after it settled a trademar...
10:00 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Russia's Cosmonauts Arrive on the Space Station - Wearing Ukraine's Colors
Three Russian cosmonauts arrived at the International Space Station last night for a six-month stay, writess the Times of London. They were wearing flight suits "in the yellow and blue of the Ukrainia...
07:00 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot NASA's Megarocket, the Space Launch System, Rolls Out To Its Launchpad
On Thursday, NASA's new giant rocket, the Space Launch System, emerged out into the Florida air, embarking on a torturously slow 11-hour journey to its primary launchpad at Kennedy Space Center. The V...
03:30 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Tech Execs Could Face Jail Time Under Revised UK Online Safety Bill
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Proposed UK laws could see top managers at tech companies be jailed if they fail to meet the demands of regulators. The laws, coming in the form of an O...
02:02 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot US Schools Can Subscribe To An Electric School Bus Fleet At Prices That Beat Diesel
Companies including Highland Electric and Thomas Built have fleet-as-a-service offerings for U.S. school districts that struggle with the high upfront costs of electric school buses and the charging e...
01:25 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Spotify Draws Up Plans To Join NFT Digital Collectibles Craze
Spotify may be the latest service to adopt NFTs. According to the Financial Times, the company is "drawing up plans to add blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens to its streaming service, fueli...
12:45 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Christopher Alexander, Father of Pattern Language Movement, Dies At 86
Christopher Alexander, a British-American architect and design theorist that affected fields including software and sociology, died on Thursday, March 17, after a long illness. He was 86. Christopher ...
12:02 am - Sat, March 19, 2022
Slashdot Sen. Warren Announces Sanctions Compliance Bill For Crypto Companies
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CoinDesk: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced Thursday a new bill to block cryptocurrency companies from conducting business with sanctioned compani...
11:20 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Brazil's Supreme Court Bans Telegram
According to Reuters, Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes ordered the suspension of Telegram, claiming it had "repeatedly refused to adhere to judicial orders or comply with the country...
10:40 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Xbox Cloud Gaming Now Supports Steam Deck Through Microsoft Edge
Microsoft has released a beta version of Microsoft Edge for Valve's Steam Deck that includes full support for Xbox Cloud Gaming. The Verge reports: "We worked closely with Valve and the Xbox Cloud Gam...
10:02 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Proposed Law In Minnesota Would Ban Algorithms To Protect the Children
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Minnesota state lawmakers are trying to prohibit social media platforms from using algorithms to recommend content to anyone under age 18. The bi...
09:25 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Cities Are Switching To 'Smart' Rat Control
The next generation of urban rodent control relies on internet-connected traps that shock or impale a rat or mouse before isolating it in a chamber for disposal. From a report: The new Internet of Thi...
08:42 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Famous NPM Package Deletes Files To Protest Ukraine War
The developer behind the popular npm package 'node-ipc' released sabotaged versions of the library in protest of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War, BleepingComputer reports. From the article: Newer vers...
08:02 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Google Internet Cable Lands in Africa, Promising Fast Connection
A subsea cable owned by Google that promises to double internet speeds for millions in Africa arrived in Togo on Friday, the company said, the latest step in a multi-year project to provide cheaper ac...
07:21 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Russian Search Giant Yandex Tells Investors It's Looking For a Media Exit
Russia's Internet giant Yandex has told investors it's exploring "strategic options" for its media products -- including a potential sale of its news aggregator, Yandex News, and a user-generated-cont...
06:41 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Facebook is Locking Out People Who Didn't Activate Facebook Protect
An anonymous reader shares a report: Early in March, a bunch of Facebook users got a mysterious, spam-like email titled "Your account requires advanced security from Facebook Protect" and telling them...
06:02 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot CISA, FBI Warn of Threats To US Satellite Networks After Viasat Cyberattack
The U.S. government is warning of "possible threats" to satellite communication networks amid fears that recent attacks on satellite networks in Europe, sparked by the war in Ukraine, could soon sprea...
05:20 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Spotify Draws Up Plans To Join NFT Digital Collectibles Craze
Spotify is drawing up plans to add blockchain technology and non-fungible tokens to its streaming service, fuelling excitement in the crypto and music industries about the potential of NFTs to boost a...
04:42 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Defender Tags Office Updates As Ransomware
joshuark writes: In one of those in-your-face irony or karmic debt, Bleeping Computer reports that Microsoft Defender tags Office updates as ransomware. The article states: "Windows admins were hit to...
04:12 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Long Naps May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows
Taking long naps could be a precursor of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study that tracked the daytime sleeping habits of elderly people. From a report: The findings could help resolve the confli...
03:30 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Russian Cyber Attacks Are Struggling To Impact Ukraine's Networks
Russian cyber attacks have so far struggled to successfully target Ukraine's critical national infrastructure, according to government officials. From a report: While they are aware of Russian intent ...
02:46 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Everyone Was Surprised By The Senate Passing Permanent Daylight Saving Time. Especially The Senators.
An anonymous reader shares a report: The Senate's unanimous passage of a bill to make daylight saving time permanent stunned many Americans, not least of which the senators themselves. In a twist the ...
02:01 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Australian Watchdog Sues Facebook-owner Meta Over Scam Advertisements
Australia's competition watchdog filed a lawsuit against Facebook owner Meta Platforms on Friday, alleging the social media giant failed to prevent scammers using its platform to promote fake ads feat...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Binance Says Users In Ontario Restricted From Using Its Platform
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange by trading volume, has confirmed in an undertaking to the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) that it wou...
10:00 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Vimeo's B2B Pivot Has Hit Patreon Users Particularly Hard
Vimeo, the video sharing platform once considered a YouTube alternative, has been surprising top Patreon creators with unexpected price hikes as the company shifts to a purely B2B corporate strategy. ...
07:00 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Ancient Magnetic Fields On the Moon Could Be Protecting Precious Ice
sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: For years, scientists have believed frigid craters at the Moon's poles hold water ice, which would be both a scientific boon and a potential resource for...
03:30 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot AI Suggests 40,000 New Possible Chemical Weapons In Just Six Hours
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: It took less than six hours for drug-developing AI to invent 40,000 potentially lethal molecules. Researchers put AI normally used to search for hel...
02:02 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Long Naps May Be Early Sign of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Shows
Taking long naps could be a precursor of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study that tracked the daytime sleeping habits of elderly people. The Guardian reports: The scientists think it is more lik...
01:25 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Maserati Plans To Go Fully Electric By 2025
Maserati announced on Thursday that it will offer electric versions of its entire vehicle lineup by 2025 and is starting its efforts off with the GranTurismo EV, a 1,200 HP roadster slated for release...
12:45 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Hundreds of GoDaddy-Hosted Sites Backdoored In a Single Day
Internet security analysts have spotted a spike in backdoor infections on WordPress websites hosted on GoDaddy's Managed WordPress service, all featuring an identical backdoor payload. The case affect...
12:01 am - Fri, March 18, 2022
Slashdot Dentist Broke His Patients' Teeth To Make Millions Installing Crowns, Jury Finds
A dentist in Wisconsin has been found guilty of deliberately breaking his patients' teeth with a drill so he could collect millions of dollars to repair the damage with dental crowns. ArsTechnica repo...
11:20 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Inside a Bitcoin Mine At a Natural Gas Well In Texas
"Motherboard's new CRYPTOLAND documentary series went to West Texas to get into the weeds about cryptocurrency mining and its impact on the environment," writes an anonymous Slashdot reader. From the ...
10:40 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Faces EU Antitrust Complaint About Its Cloud Computing Business
Tech giant Microsoft is facing an antitrust complaint filed by three European rivals in the booming cloud computing business, one the plaintiffs said on Thursday. From a report: The complaint, filed w...
10:00 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot A Ruby Developer's Life In Kharkiv, Ukraine
In an interview with The Register, Victor Shepelev, a Ruby developer and software architect who lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine, shares his experience living in a country being invaded by Russia. He hopes t...
09:20 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot NYT Takes Down Third-Party Wordle Archive
The New York Times, which acquired Wordle in January, is putting an end to unofficial takes of the game. The latest casualty is Wordle Archive, a website that let users play through hundreds of previo...
08:40 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot ExoMars Rover Mission Officially Suspended As Europe Cuts Ties With Russia
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Today, the European Space Agency leadership took steps toward suspending the ExoMars mission, a joint project with Russian space agency Roscosmos. It'...
08:02 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Chinese Go Player Gets One-year Ban For Using AI During National Competition
The Chinese Weiqi Association has issued a statement suspending a Chinese player from attending competitions of weiqi, more commonly known as Go overseas, for a year after he violated the "no use of A...
07:22 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Radeon Super Resolution Arrives To Speed Up Your Games in AMD Adrenalin
Alongside their spring driver update, AMD this morning is also unveiling the first nugget of information about the next generation of their FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology. From a report:...
06:48 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot HSBC Buys Virtual Plot of Land in Digital Push
HSBC is buying a plot of virtual real estate in an online gaming space called The Sandbox for an undisclosed sum, the bank's first major foray into the metaverse as it shrinks its UK branch network. F...
06:13 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Google Discovers Threat Actor Working as an 'Initial Access Broker' for Conti Ransomware Hackers
Google's Threat Analysis Group has observed a financially-motivated threat actor working as an intermediary for the Russian hackers, including the Conti ransomware gang. From a report: The group, whic...
05:22 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Nvidia Wants To Speed Up Data Transfer By Connecting Data Center GPUs To SSDs
Microsoft brought DirectStorage to Windows PCs this week. The API promises faster load times and more detailed graphics by letting game developers make apps that load graphical data from the SSD direc...
04:54 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Apple's Charts Set the M1 Ultra up for an RTX 3090 Fight it Could Never Win
An anonymous reader shares a report:When Apple introduced the M1 Ultra -- the company's most powerful in-house processor yet and the crown jewel of its brand new Mac Studio -- it did so with charts bo...
04:22 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot UK Government To Speed Up Criminal Sanctions for Tech Bosses With New Online Safety Laws
Executives at companies like Meta, Google, Twitter and TikTok could face jail time sooner than anticipated if they fail to cooperate with the U.K. internet regulator, Ofcom. From a report: The U.K. go...
03:22 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot 'Quantum Hair' Could Resolve Hawking's Black Hole Paradox, Say Scientists
Stephen Hawking's black hole information paradox has bedevilled scientists for half a century and led some to question the fundamental laws of physics. Now scientists say they may have resolved the in...
02:41 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Closes $8.5 Billion Acquisition of MGM
Amazon has closed its $8.5 billion acquisition of MGM, the companies said Thursday. From a report: The pact was first announced in May and has been winding its way through the regulatory process. Per ...
02:01 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot NFT's Run-Up Rekindles Chatter About Manipulation Ahead of Deal
An online commotion around seemingly irregular trading of a NFT collection prior to the acquisition of the project is shining light again on a perceived lack of regulatory clarity in one of the most e...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Russia Will Run Out of Data Storage In Two Months
"A little noticed side effect of all the sanctions Russia is under for its invasion of Ukraine is that related to IT," writes Slashdot reader quonset. "U.S. sanctions prohibit any technology transfers...
10:00 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Cornell Researchers Taught a Robot To Take Airbnb Photos
A team of researchers from Cornell University used a computational aesthetic system to teach an AI robot "to not only determine the most pleasing picture in a given dataset, but capture new, original ...
07:00 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot NASA's Webb Space Telescope Achieves Near-Perfect Focus
BeerFartMoron shares a report from CBS News: After weeks of microscopic adjustments, NASA unveiled the first fully focused image from the James Webb Space Telescope Wednesday, a razor-sharp engineerin...
03:30 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Midwestern US Has Lost 57.6 Trillion Metric Tons of Soil Due To Agricultural Practices, Study Finds
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A new study in the journal Earth's Future led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst shows that, since Euro-American settlement approximately 160...
02:02 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Brain-Imaging Studies Hampered by Small Data Sets, Study Finds
For two decades, researchers have used brain-imaging technology to try to identify how the structure and function of a person's brain connects to a range of mental-health ailments, from anxiety and de...
01:25 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Congressional Bills Would Ban Tech Mergers Over $5 Billion
Senator Elizabeth Warren and House Representative Mondaire Jones have introduced legislation in their respective congressional chambers that would effectively ban large technology mergers. Engadget re...
12:45 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot The Original Winamp Skin Is Selling As An NFT
Winamp will sell a non-fungible token (NFT) linked to its media player's original 1997 graphical skin, becoming the latest company to blend nostalgia and crypto. The Verge reports: Winamp will put the...
12:02 am - Thu, March 17, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine's Zelenskyy Signs Virtual Assets Bill Into Law, Legalizing Crypto
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy legalized crypto in the country, signing into law a bill on virtual assets, amid a frenzy of digital asset donations to support the country's defense against a ...
11:20 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Superbug-Infected Chicken Is Being Sold All Over the US
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard in collaboration with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, an independent not-for-profit news organization based in London: Campylobacter is Ame...
10:40 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot LimeWire Founder 'Not Thrilled' That 'Strangers' Are Exploiting the Brand for NFT Marketplace
Several outlets -- including Slashdot -- reported last week that LimeWire is making a comeback as an NFT marketplace. But as it turns out, the new LimeWire project has absolutely nothing to do with th...
10:00 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot You Can Now Draft An Email In Google Docs and Send It To Gmail
Google is rolling out a Google Docs update that lets Workspace and legacy G Suite users collaborate on Gmail drafts. Engadget reports: Open the email draft template (Insert > Building Blocks > E...
09:25 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Federal Reserve Approves First Interest Rate Hike in More than Three Years, Sees Six More Ahead
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved its first interest rate increase in more than three years, an incremental salvo to address spiraling inflation without torpedoing economic growth. From a repo...
08:45 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Absolutely Bonkers Experiment Measures Antiproton Orbiting Helium Ion
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In Wednesday's issue of Nature, a new paper describes a potentially useful way of measuring the interactions between normal matter and exotic par...
08:06 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot UK Looking To Extend Life of Nuclear Plant By 20 Years Amid Energy Crisis
The UK is looking at a 20-year extension of the Sizewell B nuclear power plant on England's east coast to 2055 as Boris Johnson aims to bolster domestic energy supplies following Russia's invasion of ...
07:24 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Ex-NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Says He's Ending Feud With Russian Space Chief
Former astronaut Scott Kelly said he is ending his feud with the head of Russia's space program after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration asked former astronauts to dial down criticism o...
06:41 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Air Pollution Linked To Higher Risk of Autoimmune Diseases
Long-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of autoimmune disease, research has found. From a report: Exposure to particulates has already been linked to strokes, brain cancer, miscarria...
06:05 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Netflix Will Prompt Subscribers To Pay for Users Outside Their Households in New Test to Address Unauthorized Password Sharing
Netflix will soon launch a test letting primary account holders pay an additional fee for users outside their households -- a new attempt by the company to address illicit password-sharing. From a rep...
05:26 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot 'To Keep Students in STEM fields, Let's Weed Out the Weed-Out Math Classes'
Pamela Burdman, the executive director of Just Equations, a policy institute focused on the role of math in education equity, writes in an op-ed for Scientific American: All routes to STEM (science, t...
04:46 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot PowerPoint Begins Transitioning from Talking Points To Talking Heads
PowerPoint presentations may change in the next few months, as Microsoft integrates live and pre-recorded video into presentations you view and create. From a report: Microsoft's engineering teams are...
04:13 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot GTA V is Back for a New Generation
Rockstar's anarchic masterpiece has been freshened up for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X nine years after it was originally released. From a report: And so the boys are back in town. Michael, Trevor ...
04:03 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot GTA V is Back for a New Generation
Rockstar's anarchic masterpiece has been freshened up for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X nine years after it was originally released. From a report: And so the boys are back in town. Michael, Trevor ...
03:34 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Ancient Tombs and Sarcophagus Unearthed Beneath Paris' Notre Dame
Several tombs and a leaden sarcophagus likely dating from the 14th century have been uncovered by archaeologists at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as work continues on the building's reconstruction aft...
02:41 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Crypto Startup That Wants To Scan Everyone's Eyeballs Is Having Some Trouble
Worldcoin -- the billion-dollar startup that wants to give cryptocurrency to every living human by imaging their eyes -- has recently halted operations in at least seven countries due to a host of log...
02:03 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Mark Zuckerberg Confirms NFTs Are Coming To Instagram
Love them or hate them, NFTs will soon be coming to Instagram. From a report: Speaking at SXSW, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that digital collectibles would be arriving on Instagram "in the near term." "...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot A Cosmic Web Connecting the Universe Shapes Dark Matter In Galaxies, Study Finds
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Our universe is connected by a cosmic web made of giant threads of dark matter and gas that stretch across millions of light years and intersect a...
10:00 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Exclusive First 'The A500 Mini' Prototype Playtest
Longtime Slashdot reader Mike Bouma writes: Retro Recipes LLC has previewed prototype serial #01 of the "A500 mini" Amiga retro console on YouTube. The console comes with 25 preinstalled games includi...
07:00 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Asteroid Spotted Just Two Hours Before Impacting Earth
Two hours. That's about how much time elapsed between the discovery of asteroid 2022 EB5 and when it reached Earth's atmosphere. The asteroid is only the fifth one to have been detected before impact....
03:30 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Lawmakers Probe Early Release of Top RU Cybercrook
An anonymous reader quotes a report from KrebsOnSecurity: Aleksei Burkov, a cybercriminal who long operated two of Russia's most exclusive underground hacking forums, was arrested in 2015 by Israeli a...
02:02 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Google Casually Announces Steam For Chrome OS Is Coming In Alpha For Select Chromebooks
At the 2022 Google for Games Developer Summit where its Stadia B2B cloud gaming platform was unveiled, Google announced the long-awaited availability of Steam on Chromebooks. 9to5Google reports: Googl...
01:25 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Unearthing Found Footage From One of the First Bitcoin Conferences
em1ly writes: Motherboard found old footage from one of the first major Bitcoin conferences: Bitcoin 2013 in San Jose. They filmed at the conference -- where Bitcoin cost $118 at the time -- and in th...
12:45 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Nasty Linux Netfilter Firewall Security Hole Found
Sophos threat researcher Nick Gregory discovered a hole in Linux's netfilter firewall program that's "exploitable to achieve kernel code execution (via ROP [return-oriented programming]), giving full ...
12:02 am - Wed, March 16, 2022
Slashdot Google Unveils Its B2B Cloud Gaming Platform Built With Stadia Tech
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Forbes: Google had plenty of news about Stadia, the consumer-facing aspect of its cloud gaming products, at its Google for Games Developer Summit. On the flip ...
11:20 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Fourth Shot 'is Necessary', Pfizer CEO Says
An anonymous reader shares a report: While US health experts closely monitor upticks of COVID-19 cases in Europe as well as the global rise of the omicron subvariant BA.2, Pfizer is renewing calls for...
10:40 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot ARM To Drop Up To 15% of Staff
Chip designer and licensor to the stars, Arm, has reportedly dropped around 1,000 workers onto unemployment queues. The Register reports: An email to staff from Arm CEO Rene Haas, seen and reported by...
10:00 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Peloton Got Trapped in Its Trillion-Dollar Fantasy
Fueled by manic demand during the early days of Covid, Peloton spent the next two years chasing a dream of fitness dominance. From a report: If Peloton's story thus far were a Peloton class, it would ...
09:20 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Debian Developer Demoted, Quits After Two Decades With Project
juul_advocate shares a report from iTWire: A developer who had more than two decades of service in the Debian GNU/Linux project was stripped of his status in December leading to him deciding to leave ...
08:40 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Google's Domain Name Registrar is Out of Beta After Seven Years
Seven long, long years ago, Google started offering users a way to buy a domain without having to deal with a host provider. Now, Google Domains is at last out of beta as a full-fledged product. Engad...
08:02 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Senate Passes Bill To Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The Senate passed a measure that would make Daylight Savings Time permanent across the U.S. The bill -- the Sunshine Protection Act co-sponsored by Sen....
07:24 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Elizabeth Warren's Anti-crypto Crusade Splits the Left
Democratic lawmakers are entering a crypto collision course. Politico reports: Questions around how to police digital currency and whether to support its adoption are driving a rift not just between t...
06:45 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot US Astronaut's Return Hangs in the Balance as Tensions With Russia Escalate
The US astronaut Mark Vande Hei has made it through nearly a year in space, but now faces what could be his trickiest assignment: riding a Russian capsule back to Earth in the midst of deepening tensi...
06:05 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot DigitalOcean Acquires CSS-Tricks
DigitalOcean, in a blog post: I am excited to announce that DigitalOcean has acquired the CSS-Tricks website, a learning site with 6,500 articles, videos, guides and other content focused on frontend ...
05:25 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Introduces Its DirectStorage API Which Promises To Reinvent Game Storage
Microsoft has finally released its DirectStorage API to game developers. This means one of the most promising features of the Xbox Series X is coming to the PC. From a report: DirectStorage promises t...
04:46 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Internal Documents Show Amazon Has For Years Knowingly Tricked People Into Signing Up for Prime Subscriptions
Amazon has worried for years that it tricks customers into signing up for Prime subscriptions. A previously undisclosed inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission has put more pressure on the company t...
04:05 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Leaked Email Shows Microsoft Expects Its HoloLens-like Goggles To Disappoint Soldiers
An anonymous reader shares a report: Microsoft won a contract worth up to $22 billion to build HoloLens-like goggles for the US military. The contract has had delays and quality problems amid strategi...
03:25 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Intel Announces $88 Billion Megafab to Keep Chipmaking in Europe
Intel on Tuesday revealed plans for a second new "megafab," a chipmaking site in Magdeburg, Germany, that's the centerpiece of an expected $88 billion in investments across several European countries....
03:03 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Germany Warns Kaspersky Software Risks Being Exploited by Russia
Germany warned against using anti-virus software from Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab due to risks it could be exploited by Russia for a cyber attack. From a report: The Federal Office for Information Secu...
02:00 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot South Africa Regulator Refers Meta To Tribunal Over Dominance
South Africa's Competition Commission says it had referred Facebook and WhatsApp owner Meta Platforms to a tribunal for allegedly abusing its dominant position in the market. From a report: But a spok...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Pfizer Halts Clinical Trials In Russia But Will Continue To Supply Medicine
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Time: Pfizer said it would no longer start new clinical trials in Russia and that it would donate all profits from its subsidiary in the country to Ukraine rel...
10:00 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Rivian Teases Jobs For Georgia If The State Considers Direct Sales
According to Automotive News, Rivian is using jobs as bait to get direct sales going in Georgia. Jalopnik reports: Last fall, Rivian made a huge announcement. It wanted to invest in Georgia and bring ...
07:00 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot macOS 12.3 Arrives With Universal Control, Spatial Audio Features
Apple has rolled out macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4, bringing the highly-anticipated (and delayed) Universal Control feature. Engadget reports: The tool, which is in beta, allows you to control a Mac and ...
03:30 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Sleep In Dimly Lit Room Can Be Bad For Your Health, Study Suggests
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Sleeping in the dark may reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study suggests. Exposure to overhead lighting during sleep at night, ...
02:02 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot New CaddyWiper Data Wiping Malware Hits Ukrainian Networks
Newly discovered data-destroying malware was observed earlier today in attacks targeting Ukrainian organizations and deleting data across systems on compromised networks. BleepingComputer reports: "Th...
01:25 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Twitter Rolls Back Its Decision To Force You Into the Out-of-Order Timeline
Last week, Twitter introduced a change to the timeline that "would default to showing the algorithmically served Home feed while the reverse-chronological Latest feed was accessible in a separate tab,...
12:45 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot TorGuard Settles Piracy Lawsuit, Agrees To Block Torrent Traffic On US Servers
TorGuard has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by several movie companies last year. The VPN provider stood accused of failing to take action against subscribers who were pirating films. ...
12:02 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Aglorithm To Crack Crypto Keys Found In the Wild
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus are weak enough to be broken instantly using commodity ha...
12:02 am - Tue, March 15, 2022
Slashdot Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm To Crack Crypto Keys Found In the Wild
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus are weak enough to be broken instantly using commodity ha...
11:20 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Has Apple's 'Pro' Branding Lost All Meaning?
Does Apple have a "Pro" problem? "[Y]ears of Apple and competitors slapping the name onto wireless earbuds and slightly fancier phones have made it hard to tell what 'Pro' even means," argues The Verg...
10:40 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Apple Supplier Foxconn In Talks To Build $9 Billion Factory In Saudi Arabia
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Wall Street Journal: Foxconn, the biggest assembler of Apple iPhones, is in talks with Saudi Arabia about jointly building a $9 billion multipurpose facili...
10:00 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Israeli Government Sites Crash in Cyberattack
A number of Israeli government websites went down on Monday in what may be the largest-ever cyberattack carried out against the country. Haaretz reports: The Israeli cyber authority confirmed the atta...
09:22 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Russians Liquidating Crypto in the UAE To Seek Safe Havens
Crypto firms in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being deluged with requests to liquidate billions of dollars of virtual currency as Russians seek a safe haven for their fortunes, Reuters is reporti...
08:45 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft is Testing Ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer
Microsoft has begun testing promotions for some of its other products in the File Explorer app on devices running its latest Windows 11 Insider build. From a report: The new Windows 11 "feature" was d...
08:05 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Denied Permission To Appeal Extradition
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's attempt to appeal extradition was denied by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday. Assange was initially granted the right to petition the court in late January. From a r...
07:27 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Ethical Hackers Bewildered as HackerOne Bug Bounty Platform Said To Halt Their Payouts
Amid the ongoing disruption from Russia, some ethical hackers in Ukraine are feeling lost as bug bounty platform HackerOne has allegedly withheld their payouts. From a report: The loss due to the sudd...
06:44 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Instagram is Now Blocked in Russia
Russia followed through on its threat to block Meta-owned Instagram on Monday, cutting off access to tens of millions of users in the country. From a report: Instagram is popular in Russia. It's Meta'...
06:10 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Preprint Server Removes 'Inflammatory' Papers in Superconductor Controversy
sciencehabit writes: A debate over claims of room temperature superconductivity has now boiled over into the realm of scientific publishing. Administrators of arXiv, the widely used physics preprint s...
05:38 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Says Users Can't Post Calls To Assassinate Putin
Facebook parent Meta Platforms clarified on Sunday that it is against the company's user rules to share a post that "calls for the death of a head of state" -- likely a reference to Russian President ...
04:43 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Climbers Hold World's Highest Tea Party on Mount Everest
High tea took on a whole new meaning for Andrew Hughes and his climbing crew. From a report: The group of adventurers held a tea party at 21,312 feet above sea level at Mount Everest's Camp 2 in Nepal...
04:00 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Facebook's Metaverse Vision Questioned by Gaming Veteran
Mark Zuckerberg's Meta Platforms is among the most vocal proponents of the future of the metaverse, but one gaming industry veteran is particularly skeptical about its vision. From a report: Like the ...
03:25 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Hong Kong Lacks the Resources For a China-style Pandemic Response, the City's Leader Says.
Hong Kong is struggling to get a handle on its worst coronavirus outbreak since the start of the pandemic, warning that it doesn't have the testing capacity to carry out the strict strategy handed dow...
02:57 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Tencent Faces Possible Record Fine for Anti-Money-Laundering Violations
Chinese technology giant Tencent is facing a potential record fine for violations of some central bank regulations by its WeChat Pay mobile network, as Beijing toughens its regulations for fintech pla...
02:08 pm - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Mumbai Becomes First South Asian City To Detail Net-Zero Roadmap
Mumbai announced detailed plans to zero out carbon emissions by 2050, a target that puts it two decades ahead of India's national goal and makes it the first city in South Asia to set such a timeline....
11:34 am - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Pi Day 2022 Has Begun
Pi day is here — 3/14. And to celebrate, NASA released their ninth annual NASA Pi Day Challenge — "some math problems related to current and future NASA missions." MIT Bloggers released a ...
08:44 am - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Ford Plans to Just Start Selling SUVs Without Some of Their Chips
The Verge reports:Ford will soon start selling and shipping some Ford Explorers without the chips that power rear air conditioning and heating controls, according to a report from Automotive News. The...
05:49 am - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot They're Frustrated with Power Utilities - So They're Leaving the Grid Altogether
Power blackouts and rising electricity costs have inspired "a small but growing number of Californians" to leave the power grid altogether for their own home-generated energy, reports the New York Tim...
02:06 am - Mon, March 14, 2022
Slashdot Computer History Museum Publishes Memories of the Programmer for NASA's Moon Missions
This week Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum posted a PDF transcript (and video excerpts) from an interview with 81-year-old Margaret Hamilton, the programmer/systems designer who in the 1960s b...
11:39 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Vanced, an Alternative to YouTube's Official App, is Shutting Down
"We're here to mourn the passing of YouTube Vanced," writes the site Android Police:If you weren't too fond of the official YouTube app, there were many alternatives at your disposal. One of them was ...
10:40 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Russia Shuts Down Instagram at Midnight. Users Say Farewell
Slashdot reader quonset shares this report from Reuters:Instagram users in Russia have been notified that the service will cease as of midnight on Sunday after its owner Meta Platforms said last week ...
09:18 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Has Started Using Clearview AI's Facial Recognition During War
Reuters reports:Ukraine's defense ministry on Saturday began using Clearview AI's facial recognition technology, the company's chief executive told Reuters, after the U.S. startup offered to uncover R...
08:02 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Intel Finds Bug In AMD's Spectre Mitigation, AMD Issues Fix
"News of a fresh Spectre BHB vulnerability that only impacts Intel and Arm processors emerged this week," reports Tom's Hardware, "but Intel's research around these new attack vectors unearthed anothe...
06:26 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Watch an Asteroid Flying By Earth
Right now an asteroid is zooming past earth "at a relatively close distance" reports Newsweek, "and the event can be viewed live."The asteroid, called 2022 ES3, will be traveling at 41,000 miles per h...
05:39 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot The Dangers of CS 'Philanthrocapitalism'
Princeton University has a research center studying "digital technologies in public life," which runs a web site with commentary and analysis "from the digital frontier, written by the Center's facult...
04:34 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot How Putin's Pre-War Moves Against Google and Apple Prepared His Clampdown on Free Speech
The Washington Post shares a story that hasn't been previously disclosed. "Russian agents came to the home of Google's top executive in Moscow to deliver a frightening ultimatum last September: take d...
03:34 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Coronal Mass Ejection Reaches Earth On Sunday Night
"A long duration C2 solar flare launched an asymmetrical full halo coronal mass ejection into space," tweeted the nonprofit science site SpaceWeatherLive (sharing a black-and-white video). "The solar ...
02:39 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Can AI Help Casinos Cut Down on Problem Gambling?
The New York Times looks at Mindway AI, a company that predicts future problem gambling.Built using research at Aarhus University by its founder, Kim Mouridsen, the company uses psychologists to train...
12:04 pm - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Belarus Arrests Prominent Wikipedia Editor, Sentences Him to 15 Days of Arrest
Friday the Verge reported:The Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption of Belarus (GUBOPiK) has detained prominent Wikipedia editor Mark Bernstein, according to the Belarusian pub...
08:34 am - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot Team Chosen To Extract Oxygen From the Surface of the Moon
"The European Space Agency has announced it has chosen a team to make oxygen on the moon," reports Digital Trends. "The team, led by aerospace manufacturer Thales Alenia Space, will design and build a...
05:34 am - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot 'The Kremlin is Lying', Warn Text Messages Sent to Millions of Russian Cellphone Numbers
"People around the world are using a new website to circumvent the Kremlin's propaganda machine by sending individual messages about the war in Ukraine to random people in Russia," reports the Wall St...
02:39 am - Sun, March 13, 2022
Slashdot The 11,000-Member Discord Channel For People Pretending to Be VR Police Officers
On the VRChat platform, there's a fake law-enforcement agency called The Loli Police Department, reports Input magazine. Though it began as a joke, after four years its Discord channel now has 11,000 ...
11:33 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Shoppers React as Grocers Replace Freezer Doors with Screens Playing Ads
Walgreens and other retailers replaced some fridge and freezer doors with iPad-like screens, reports CNN. "And some shoppers absolutely hate it."The screens, which were developed by the startup Cooler...
10:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Why Werner Herzog Thinks Human Space Colonization 'Will Inevitably Fail'
Last Exit: Space is a new documentary on Discovery+ exploring the possibility of humans colonizing planets beyond Earth, reports Ars Technica.. "Since it is produced and narrated by Werner Herzog and ...
09:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot DuckDuckGo's Down-Ranking of Russian Disinformation Caused by Microsoft's Bing
Slashdot reader nickwinlund77 quotes the New York Times (also quoted here):DuckDuckGo has little control over its search results because they are provided by Microsoft's Bing, which announced that it ...
08:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot How China Built an Exascale Supercomputer Out of Old 14nm Tech
Slashdot reader katydid77 shares a report from the supercomputing site The Next Platform:If you need any proof that it doesn't take the most advanced chip manufacturing processes to create an exascale...
07:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Critical US Companies Will Soon Be Required to Report All Breaches and Ransomware to the DHS
"Companies critical to U.S. national interests will now have to report when they're hacked or they pay ransomware, according to new rules approved by Congress," reports the Associated Press:The rules ...
06:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Why Isn't Bitcoin Booming?
"Bitcoin was seen by many of its libertarian-leaning fans as a kind of doomsday insurance," argues a columnist in the New York Times, "a form of 'digital gold' that would be a source of stability as t...
05:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot India Accidentally Fired a Missile Into Pakistan Due to 'Technical Malfunction'
From CNN:India said on Friday it had accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan this week because of a "technical malfunction" during routine maintenance, giving its version of events after Pakistan s...
04:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Arch Linux Turns 20
"Arch Linux, the rolling Linux distribution that powers Valve's Steam Deck is now 20 years old," reports Neowin. Slashdot reader segaboy81 writes that "What's cool to see here is that everything chang...
03:34 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Should JavaScript Add a New Syntax for Types?
An interesting tidbit from Mike Melanson's column, "This Week in Programming." "If a proposal unveiled this week gets its way, JavaScript developers will soon have something that many of them have lon...
01:00 pm - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot How AI Can Make Weather Forecasting Better and Cheaper
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: In early February a black box crammed with computer processors took a flight from California to Uganda. The squat, 4-foot-high box resembled a giant...
10:00 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Halts Half of World's Neon Output For Chips
Ukraine's two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the world's supply of the key ingredient for making chips, have halted their operations as Moscow has sharpened its attack on the coun...
07:00 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot No, Russia Has Not Threatened To Leave An American Astronaut Behind In Space
Ever since Russia invaded Ukraine, the fate of the International Space Station, which has 15 partner nations and is the crown jewel of unity in space between NASA and Russia, has been up in the air (f...
03:30 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Lawmakers Urge Congress To Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wall Street Journal: It's time to Spring Forward again, as most of the U.S. shifts Sunday into daylight-saving time. If it were up to some lawmakers, the lost ...
02:02 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot This Year's Flu Vaccine Was Basically Worthless
This winter's flu vaccine was a particularly bad match for the most common influenza strain in circulation, a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. Gizmodo reports: T...
01:25 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Bill Targeting NDAs Used By Tech Companies Passes In Washington State
Landmark legislation that will drastically curtail tech companies' ability to stop employees from talking about mistreatment is headed to the governor's desk in Washington state. GeekWire reports: Las...
12:45 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Alleges Russia Is Planning 'Terrorist' Incident At Chernobyl
According to the latest updates from CNN, Ukraine's defense ministry claims Russia is planning to carry out "some sort of terrorist attack at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant" and blame Ukraine. The ...
12:02 am - Sat, March 12, 2022
Slashdot PG&E Will Pilot Bidirectional Electric Car Charging In California
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will begin testing bidirectional charging in California with new pilot programs announced this week at Genera...
11:20 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot US Extradites REvil Ransomware Member To Stand Trial For Kaseya Attack
The U.S. Department of Justice announced that alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, Yaroslav Vasinskyi, was extradited to the United States last week to stand trial for the Kaseya cyberattack. BleepingC...
10:40 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot A $4 Billion Hedge Fund Is Shorting Tether's Stablecoin
Fir Tree Capital Management, a $4 billion hedge fund, is shorting Tether as the largest stablecoin in crypto faces down scrutiny from regulators. Decrypt reports: According to clients of the firm and ...
10:02 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot US Eliminates Human Controls Requirement For Fully Automated Vehicles
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: U.S. regulators on Thursday issued final rules eliminating the need for automated vehicle manufacturers to equip fully autonomous vehicles with manual...
09:21 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot CD Sales Grow for First Time Since 2004
Dust off those plastic binders that lived in the back seat of your car and fire up the boombox, because compact discs are back. From a report: CD sales enjoyed year-over-year growth for the first time...
08:45 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Russian TikTok Influencers Are Being Paid To Spread Kremlin Propaganda
An investigation has uncovered a coordinated campaign to pay Russian TikTok influencers to post videos pushing pro-Kremlin narratives about the war in Ukraine. Vice News: Numerous campaigns have been ...
08:05 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot It's Been Two Years Since Covid-19 Became a Pandemic
Today, March 11, 2022, marks two years since covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. We've had lockdowns, vaccines, and arguments about how to move forward and live with thi...
07:30 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Ubisoft Won't Say Why It Reset Employee Passwords After 'Cyber Incident'
Gaming giant Ubisoft has confirmed a cybersecurity incident that led to the mass-reset of company passwords, but has declined to say what the incident actually was. From a report: In a brief statement...
06:45 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Big Web Security Firms Ditch Russia, Leaving Internet Users Open To More Kremlin Snooping
Ordinary Russians face another major blow to their everyday lives due to the backlash to President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine. On the same day, two major web-security companies have decided ...
06:00 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot The White House is Briefing TikTok Stars About the War in Ukraine
The White House has been closely watching TikTok's rise as a dominant news source, leading to its decision to approach a select group of the platform's most influential names. From a report: This week...
05:25 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Plants Humans Don't Need Are Heading for Extinction, Study Finds
Researchers have categorised more than 80,000 plant species worldwide and found that most of them will "lose" in the face of humanity -- going extinct because people don't need them. From a report: Th...
04:45 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot TikTok's National Security Saga Nears Its End
TikTok's national security clash with the U.S. government may be nearing its conclusion, without the sort of shareholder overhaul that was previously proposed. From a report: The social media company ...
04:05 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Twitter Makes It Harder To Choose the Old Reverse-Chronological Feed
Twitter is rolling out a change that, frustratingly, makes it a bit more difficult to see your chronological feed. From a report: The design change, which lets you swipe between your Home (algorithmic...
03:25 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Bitcoin ATMs Declared Illegal in UK by Financial Regulator
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ATMs that allow people to buy and sell crypto are illegal in the UK, according to a letter made public on Friday by Britain's Financial Conduct Authority. From a repor...
02:49 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot WhatsApp's New Browser Extension is Aimed at Making Web Chats More Secure
Code Verify is a new browser extension from WhatsApp parent company Meta that aims to improve the security of WhatsApp's web version, the company has announced. From a report: The extension works by v...
02:01 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Russia Asks Court To Label Facebook, Instagram as 'Extremist'
Russian prosecutors have asked a court to ban Meta Platforms's Facebook and Instagram as "extremist," Interfax reported, the latest move in a growing crackdown on social networks. From a report: Autho...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Router and Modem Rental Fees Still a Major Annoyance Despite New US Law
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Consumer Reports wants the Federal Communications Commission to take a closer look at whether Internet service providers are complying with a US ...
10:00 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot WHO Says It Advised Ukraine To Destroy Pathogens In Health Labs To Prevent Disease Spread
The World Health Organization advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country's public health laboratories to prevent "any potential spills" that would spread disease among the ...
07:00 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot DeepMind AI Tool Helps Historians Restore Ancient Texts
AI software can help historians interpret and date ancient texts by reconstructing works destroyed over time, according to a new paper published in Nature. The Register reports: A team of computer sci...
03:30 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Company Plans To Dig World's Deepest Hole To Unleash Boundless Energy
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A company that plans to drill deeper into Earth than ever before, creating holes that would extend a record-shattering 12 miles under our planet's...
02:02 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Russia Says Its Businesses Can Steal Patents From Anyone In 'Unfriendly' Countries
Russia has effectively legalized patent theft from anyone affiliated with countries "unfriendly" to it, declaring that unauthorized use will not be compensated. The Washington Post reports: The decree...
01:25 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Google's Messages App Can Now Handle iMessage Reactions
Google is updating the default "Messages" app to include a number of new features, such as the ability to handle iMessage "Tapbacks." TechCrunch reports: Other coming updates include nudges to remind ...
12:45 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Google Dupes Diners, Sidelines Restaurants For Delivery Profits
Google has been making unauthorized pages for restaurants and using them to take a cut of fees from delivery orders through sites like Postmates, DoorDash and Grubhub, according to a lawsuit Tuesday i...
12:02 am - Fri, March 11, 2022
Slashdot Transparency Org Releases Alleged Leak of Russian Censorship Agency
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Transparency organization Distributed Denial of Secrets has released what it says is 800GB of data from a section of Roskomnadzor, the Russian gov...
11:20 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Niantic Buys WebAR Startup 8th Wall In 'Largest Acquisition To Date'
Niantic is acquiring 8th Wall, a company that helps developers make web-based augmented reality apps, in what it says is its "largest acquisition to date." The Verge reports: The acquisition will help...
10:40 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot HBO Accused of Sharing Subscriber Data With Facebook In Class Action Lawsuit
HBO was hit with a class action lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that it shares subscribers' viewing history with Facebook, in violation of a federal privacy law. Variety reports: A class action law firm, ...
10:02 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot DuckDuckGo To Down-Rank Sites Associated With Russian Disinformation
An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCMag: DuckDuckGo is now down-ranking sites associated with Russian disinformation in response to the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine, but some critics say the c...
09:25 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot In the Ukraine Conflict, Fake Fact-Checks Are Being Used To Spread Disinformation
Social media posts debunking purported Ukrainian disinformation are themselves fake. That doesn't stop them from being featured on Russian state TV. ProPublica: Researchers at Clemson University's Med...
08:45 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot As Inflation Heats Up, 64% of Americans Are Now Living Paycheck To Paycheck
As daily life gets more expensive, workers are having a harder time making ends meet. From a report: While wage growth is high by historical standards, it isn't keeping up with the increased cost of l...
08:05 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Russia Creates Its Own TLS Certificate Authority To Bypass Sanctions
Russia has created its own trusted TLS certificate authority (CA) to solve website access problems that have been piling up after sanctions prevent certificate renewals. From a report: The sanctions i...
07:25 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Are Colleges Going To Be On the Hook For Covid Tuition Refunds?
schwit1 writes: Two separate lawsuits against American University and George Washington University have new life after an appeals court revived cases that allege both institutions violated contractual...
06:51 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot The Steam Deck Now Runs Windows
Valve shipped its $400 handheld gaming console, the Steam Deck, before all its promised features were ready -- but one of the biggest is now here. From a report: You can now install Windows 10 on a St...
06:05 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot 328m-Year-Old Vampire Squid Named After President Biden
A newly discovered fossilized vampire squid has been named after the US president, Joe Biden, a team of paleontologists has announced. From a report: The Syllipsimopodi bideni, which has been describe...
05:20 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Jack Thompson Still Has a Grudge
A new profile of Jack Thompson, the notorious anti-violent video game crusader of the mid-2000s. The Verge: When the video game industry is valued at $300 billion, a Halo TV series trailer is occupyin...
04:53 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft is Finally Bringing Tabs To File Explorer on Windows 11
Microsoft appears to be adding a tabbed interface to the top of File Explorer, as Insiders testing the latest Windows 11 preview build have discovered the feature in a hidden state. From a report: Fir...
04:43 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft is Finally Bringing Tabs To File Explorer on Windows 11
Microsoft appears to be adding a tabbed interface to the top of File Explorer, as Insiders testing the latest Windows 11 preview build have discovered the feature in a hidden state. From a report: Fir...
04:02 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Goldman Sachs To Exit Russia in Wall Street's First Pullout
Goldman Sachs said it plans to close its operations in Russia, the first major Wall Street bank to leave in response to the nation's invasion of Ukraine. From a report: "Goldman Sachs is winding down ...
03:31 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Apple Confirms Studio Display Will Work With PCs, But With Some Caveats
Apple has confirmed that the brand new Studio Display will work when connected to PCs, but critical new features of the display will not carry over and the experience will be lacking compared to using...
02:52 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Controversial Impact Crater Under Greenland's Ice is Surprisingly Ancient
An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2018, an international team of scientists announced a startling discovery: Buried beneath the thick ice of the Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland is an imp...
02:42 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Controversial Impact Crater Under Greenland's Ice is Surprisingly Ancient
An anonymous reader shares a report: In 2018, an international team of scientists announced a startling discovery: Buried beneath the thick ice of the Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland is an imp...
02:07 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot YouTuber Leaves OLED Switch on for 3,600 Hours To Test Image Burn-in
Does the Nintendo's larger and more vivid Switch suffer from the image-burn in that has crippled several devices with such display? An unusual and unexpected comprehensive test hasoffered some answers...
02:01 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot YouTuber Leaves OLED Switch on for 3,600 Hours To Test Image Burn-in
Does the Nintendo's larger and more vivid Switch suffer from the image-burn in that has crippled several devices with such display? An unusual and unexpected comprehensive test hasoffered some answers...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Biden Restores California's Ability To Impose Stricter Auto Pollution Limits
gollum123 shares a report from CNBC: The Biden administration is restoring California's authority to set its own rules on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, pickups and SUVs, a move that rolls back a...
10:00 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Azure Pulls In Front of AWS In Public Cloud Adoption
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Microsoft Azure has nosed ahead of AWS in the public cloud adoption stakes, according to a report from IT Management outfit Flexera. The 2022 Sta...
07:00 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot NASA Is Opening a Vacuum-Sealed Sample It Took From the Moon 50 Years Ago
Scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston are preparing to open the first tube that one of the astronauts on the Apollo missions hammered into the surface of the moon. As NPR reports, it's ...
03:30 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Bringing Back Extinct Creatures May Be Impossible
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Science.org: An extinct rat that once lived on an island in the Indian Ocean may have put the kibosh on scientists' dreams of resurrecting more famous extinct ...
02:02 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot China Led World With 500,000 Electric Car Exports In 2021
China exported nearly 500,000 electric cars in 2021 -- more than any other country in the world -- thanks to increasing sales in Europe and Southeast Asia by emerging cost-competitive automakers, Nikk...
01:25 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Concept Touchscreen Uses Temperature To Create Feel of Friction
Researchers at Texas A&M have come up with a novel way for touchscreens to feel more than just perfectly smooth by fooling a user's sense of touch through temperature changes. Gizmodo reports: In ...
12:45 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Warns Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Is Without Power
On February 24, Russian forces seized control of the Chernobyl nuclear plant and took its staff hostage, causing radiation levels to increase about 20-fold from all the heavy military vehicles stirrin...
12:02 am - Thu, March 10, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft's Return Puts Focus On Workers Who Are Skipping the Office
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Microsoft Corp. has begun calling employees back to its headquarters in recent weeks, but its return-to-office strategy hinges on hybrid work. From ...
11:27 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Board Approves 20-For-1 Stock Split, $10 Billion Buyback
Amazon's board has approved the company's first stock split in more than two decades. GeekWire reports: Subject to shareholder approval, the 20-for-1 split would revalue Amazon's individual shares, ai...
10:40 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Prepares Potential Move of Sensitive Data To Another Country
The Ukrainian government is preparing for the potential need to move its data and servers abroad if Russia's invading forces push deeper into the country, a senior cybersecurity official told Reuters ...
10:02 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Italy Fines Clearview AI $22 Million, Orders Data Deleted
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Another European privacy watchdog has sanctioned the controversial facial recognition firm, Clearview AI, which scrapes selfies off the Internet to...
09:28 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Stolen Nvidia Certificates Used To Hide Malware in Driver Downloads
Last week Nvidia confirmed that it had been the victim of an internal hack, though it claimed no customer information was compromised. Now we're seeing one of the first effects of the hack on end-user...
08:52 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot NASA's Human Moon Lander Program Finally Gets Full Funding in New Budget Bill
If Congress' sweeping new spending bill is signed, it would finally provide full funding to some major NASA projects that have been underfunded over the last few years. From a report: Notably, NASA's ...
08:05 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Scott Kelly Returns His 'For Merit In Space Exploration' Medal To Russia
McGruber writes: Retired NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly just announced that he was returning a medal awarded to him by Russia. A translation of his announcement, which Mr Kelly made in Russian: Mr. Medved...
07:35 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Google Hints at Windows Games Running on Stadia
Google appears to have built its own solution for running Windows games on Stadia. Google is planning to detail its Windows "emulator" for Linux next week at the company's Google for Games Developer S...
06:52 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot The Many Escapes of Justin Sun
An anonymous reader shares a report: Justin Sun, a budding Chinese cryptocurrency mogul, walked through the shiny lofted atrium of the departure terminal at South Korea's Incheon International Airport...
06:13 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Patient in Groundbreaking Heart Transplant Dies
The first person to have his failing heart replaced with that of a genetically altered pig in a groundbreaking operation died Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center, two months...
05:23 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Referred To DOJ for Potential Criminal Obstruction of Congress
A House Committee is urging the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon over what lawmakers contend is potentially criminal obstruction of Congress. From a report: In a letter sent Wednesday and a...
04:40 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Tens of Thousands of Russian Gig Workers Left Behind as Tech Platforms Pull Out
U.S. tech companies are scrambling to react to sanctions and public pressure after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. From a report: When Arina, a 22-year-old illustrator in Russia, first started using the...
04:12 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Biden Orders Study of Cryptocurrency Risk, Creation of US Digital Currency
President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday instructing agencies across the federal government to study the possible risks presented by the explosion in popularity of cryptocurrencies and c...
03:41 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Russians Are Finding Ways Around Putin's Internet Blockade
Russians are rapidly turning to internet services that cloak their location to help bypass restrictions on accessing foreign social media and news sites. From a report: Providers of virtual private ne...
03:25 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Russians Are Finding Ways Around Putin's Internet Blockade
Russians are rapidly turning to internet services that cloak their location to help bypass restrictions on accessing foreign social media and news sites. From a report: Providers of virtual private ne...
02:52 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Endurance, Ernest Shackleton's Ship, Lost in 1915, Is Found in Antarctica
Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton's ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915. From a report: The wreck of Endurance has been found in ...
02:42 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Endurance, Ernest Shackleton's Ship, Lost in 1915, Is Found in Antarctica
Explorers and researchers, battling freezing temperatures, have located Endurance, Ernest Shackleton's ship that sank in the Antarctic in 1915. From a report: The wreck of Endurance has been found in ...
02:03 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot LimeWire is Back - as an NFT Marketplace
LimeWire has announced it will relaunch as a "mainstream-ready, digital collectibles marketplace for art and entertainment, initially focusing on music" in May, confirming a Tuesday scoop by Slashdot ...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Georgia Senate Passes Bill Seeking To Regulate Social Media
The Georgia state Senate voted 33-21 on Tuesday to pass a bill that seeks to prohibit social media platforms from removing or censoring content amid an outcry from conservatives that their political v...
10:00 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Ormeus Coin's John, Tina Barksdale Scammed Investors, Feds Say
An anonymous reader quotes a report from GIzmodo: Ormeus is a cryptocurrency that was launched in 2017, the brainchild of John and Tina Barksdale -- two siblings and self-identified crypto marketers -...
07:00 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot In Mice, a Potential New Treatment Eradicates Ovarian and Colorectal Cancer In Days
An experimental new type of cancer treatment has yielded some impressive results in mice: the eradication of advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in the animals as little as six days. ScienceA...
03:30 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Doctor Apologizes For Ranting About 'Console Wars' From Operating Room
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: People are review-bombing a hospital in India with one-star reviews after a doctor tweeted a video of himself during a procedure with an unconscio...
02:02 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Nears 'Tipping Point' Where Rainforest Could Transform Into Savanna
If deforestation continues, the Amazon rainforest could reach a critical tipping point where most of it transforms into a dry savanna, a new study warns. Live Science reports: The study, published Mon...
01:25 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Internet Backbone Giant Lumen Cuts Service To Russia
Lumen Technologies, an American company that operates one of the largest Internet backbones and carries a significant percentage of the world's Internet traffic, said today it will stop routing traffi...
12:45 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Better.com Employees Learned of Layoffs When Severance Checks Appeared In Payroll App
The mass layoffs at digital mortgage lender Better.com have reportedly started, according to employees and other sources at the company, and affected workers are finding out by seeing a severance chec...
12:02 am - Wed, March 9, 2022
Slashdot Cybersecurity Firm Says Chinese Hackers Breached Six US State Agencies
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: A Chinese government-backed hacking group has breached local government agencies in at least six US states in the last 10 months as part of a persistent i...
11:20 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Red Hat Is Discontinuing Sales and Services In Russia and Belarus
Red Hat, the Raleigh-based open-source software company, said Tuesday it is halting all sales and services to companies in Russia and Belarus -- a response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine that has ...
10:40 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Apple Announces New iPhone SE With A15 Bionic and 5G
At its "Peek Performance" event, Apple today announced the third-generation iPhone SE, featuring the A15 Bionic chip, improved battery life, 5G connectivity, a new camera system, and more, all for a s...
10:02 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot The New Silent Majority: People Who Don't Tweet
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios, written by Erica Pandey and Mike Allen: The rising power and prominence of the nation's loudest, meanest voices obscures what most of us personally expe...
09:22 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Biden Bans Imports of All Russian Fossil Fuels Amid Broad Bipartisan Support
An anonymous reader shares a report: President Joe Biden announced today that the US will ban imports of Russian oil, natural gas, and coal. The UK will follow suit, according to a Politico report, ph...
08:43 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot The 27-inch iMac Has Been Discontinued
Apple has finally discontinued the 27-inch iMac. Minutes after Apple's Peek Performance event wrapped, the last of the Intel iMacs disappeared from its online store.Read more of this story at Slashdot...
08:07 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Apple Files Lawsuit Against NSO Group, Saying US Citizens Were Targets
Apple said on Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against Israeli cyber firm NSO Group and its parent company OSY Technologies for alleged surveillance and targeting of U.S. Apple users with its Pegasus sp...
07:36 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Apple's Mac Studio is a New Desktop for Creative Professionals
Apple has announced the Mac Studio, a desktop system that looks like the Mac Mini on the outside but packs a lot more power on the inside. The Mac Studio features both Apple's M1 Max chip as well as a...
06:49 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Apple Unveils Flagship M1 Ultra Desktop Processor for Its Most Powerful Computers
The next generation of Apple Silicon chips has arrived with the announcement of the company's new M1 Ultra SoC (system on a chip), the latest entry to Apple's M1 chipset lineup that's even more powerf...
06:05 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot How Russia's Airline Industry Was Pushed To the Brink in a Week
Banned from swaths of the world's skies, denied access to vital spare parts, stripped of insurance and battling to keep hold of planes, Russia's aviation industry has in the space of a week been plung...
05:25 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Digital Books Are Not Fireproof
Chris Freeland, a librarian and Director of the Internet Archive's Open Libraries program, writes: The disturbing trend of school boards and lawmakers banning books from libraries and public schools i...
04:49 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Apple, Microsoft and Google All Receive Poor Grades on Repairability Report Card
Laptops and smartphones made by Apple, Microsoft, and Google are considerably less repair-friendly than those made by competitors Asus, Dell, and Motorola, according to a new report. From a report: Th...
04:00 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot LimeWire Plots a Return
LimeWire, a hugely popular peer-to-peer file sharing service that shut down more than a decade ago, plans to relaunch as soon as May as a digital collectibles marketplace for music, Slashdot has learn...
03:23 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Linux Has Been Bitten By Its Most High-Severity Vulnerability in Years
Cognitive Dissident writes: Ars Technica is reporting a major new vulnerability in Linux. Named "Dirty Pipeline" it involves abuse of 'pipes' at the shell level as you might guess. The name Dirty Pipe...
02:43 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Google To Acquire Cybersecurity Company Mandiant for $5.4 Billion
Google has confirmed plans to acquire cybersecurity company Mandiant in an all-cash deal worth $5.4 billion. From a report: The move comes exactly a month after reports emerged that Microsoft was in e...
02:00 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Optimists Live Longer, Says Study
People who have a rosy outlook on the world may live healthier, longer lives because they have fewer stressful events to cope with, new research suggests. From a report: Scientists found that while op...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Millions of Palm-Sized, Flying Spiders Could Invade the East Coast
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: New research, published in the journal Physiological Entomology, suggests that the palm-sized Joro spider, which swarmed North Georgia by ...
10:00 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Open Source Zone Grinds Away At Patent Trolls
For the last two years, Unified Patents, an international organization of over 200 businesses, has been winning the battle against patent trolls "to keep them from stealing from the companies and orga...
07:00 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Use AI To Decode Pig Calls
Researchers have now harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to infer how pigs are feeling on the basis of their grunts. The Guardian reports: Scientists believe that the AI pig translator -- w...
03:30 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot The World's Largest Green Hydrogen Plant Will Be Built In Texas
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Interesting Engineering: Green Hydrogen International (GHI) has unveiled its plans to build a 60 GW green hydrogen production facility near the Piedras Pintas ...
02:20 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Half of US Adults Exposed To Harmful Lead Levels As Kids
Over 170 million U.S.-born people who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates. The Associated Press reports: Researchers used blood-lead level, ce...
01:40 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot 'God of War' TV Series Adaptation Eyed By Prime Video
According to Deadline, Prime Video is turning PlayStation's mythology-themed game franchise God of War into a live-action TV series. From the report: I hear the series adaptation comes from The Expans...
01:00 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot Russia Mulls Legalizing Software Piracy As It's Cut Off From Western Tech
With sanctions against Russia starting to bite, the Kremlin is mulling ways to keep businesses and the government running. The latest is a creative twist on state asset seizures, only instead of the g...
12:20 am - Tue, March 8, 2022
Slashdot YouTube Offers Popular Podcasts $50,000 In Cash To Pivot To Video
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: YouTube is still gearing up for a big podcast push. After hiring an executive in charge of podcasting last year, YouTube is now offering cash to ...
11:40 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Russian Shelling Damaged a Nuclear Research Facility, Ukraine Says
A research center housing a nuclear neutron source facility held at the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology in eastern Ukraine was hit by Russian forces on Sunday, per a report from the state ...
10:55 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Suppliers Linked To Forced Labor In China, Watchdog Group Says
Amazon has continued to work with companies in China accused of using forced labor despite public warnings about their work practices, according to a report published Monday by a nonprofit watchdog gr...
10:15 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase Blocks 25,000 Crypto Wallets Linked To Russia Users
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg Quint: Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase said it blocked over 25,000 wallet addresses related to Russian individuals or entities that it belie...
09:25 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Britain To Start Approval Process for Rolls-Royce Mini Nuclear Reactor
The British government has asked its nuclear regulator to start the process for approving Rolls-Royce's planned small- scale modular nuclear reactor, which policymakers hope will help cut dependence o...
08:41 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot EPA Proposes New Rules To Cut Heavy Truck Emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday said it was proposing new rules to cut smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions from heavy duty vehicles. From a report: The agency is proposing to...
08:05 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Google Says Chrome on macOS is Now Faster Than Safari
As Google announced today, version 99 of Chrome on macOS manages to score 300 points on the Speedometer benchmark, which was originally developed by Apple's WebKit team. This, Google points out, is th...
07:31 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Targeted US LNG Producers in Run-Up To Ukraine War
In mid-February, hackers gained access to computers belonging to current and former employees at nearly two dozen major natural gas suppliers and exporters, including Chevron, Cheniere Energy and Kind...
06:50 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Attackers Can Force Amazon Echos To Hack Themselves With Self-Issued Commands
Academic researchers have devised a new working exploit that commandeers Amazon Echo smart speakers and forces them to unlock doors, make phone calls and unauthorized purchases, and control furnaces, ...
06:02 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Mastercard and Visa Block in Russia Does Not Stop Domestic Purchases
Consumers will still be able to use Mastercard and Visa-branded cards for domestic transactions in Russia, the country's state-backed payments network has said, reducing the impact of the US firms' de...
05:23 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Even Mild Covid is Linked To Brain Damage, Scans Show
During at least the first few months following a coronavirus infection, even mild cases of Covid-19 are associated with subtle tissue damage and accelerated losses in brain regions tied to the sense o...
04:45 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Why the Maker of iPhones Must Not Be Named.
It is the dominant American maker of smartphones, a household name to billions and for many makers of high-tech parts their most important customer ever. Just don't ask who it is. WSJ: In Asia, it's s...
04:05 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Stanford Cryptography Researchers Are Building Espresso, a Privacy-focused Blockchain
An anonymous reader shares a report: If blockchain technology is to reach true mass adoption, it will have to become cheaper and more efficient. Low transaction throughput on some of the most popular ...
03:27 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Fraud Is Flourishing on Zelle. The Banks Say It's Not Their Problem.
Zelle, the payments platform used by millions of customers, is a popular target of scammers. But banks have been reluctant to make fraud victims whole -- despite owning the system. From a report: Cons...
02:40 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Gig App Gathering Data for US Military, Others Prompts Safety Concerns
Briefly banned in Ukraine, U.S. mobile-phone app Premise does defense work globally and has faced contributor safety issues. From a report: In 2019, Ukrainian users of a U.S.-based mobile-phone app of...
02:04 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Samsung Confirms Galaxy Source Code Breach
Samsung on Monday confirmed that the company recently suffered a cyberattack, but said that it doesn't anticipate any impact on its business or customers. From a report: Last week, South American hack...
12:34 pm - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Facing Resistance, Large-Scale Solar Installations Search for 'Creative' Locations
NBC News reports that energy analysts "still expect most solar energy production in the near future to come from utility-scale projects, in part because of the savings that comes with massive installa...
08:34 am - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Two Python Core Developers Remain in Ukraine
Business Insider reports:Serhiy Storchaka, a Ukrainian developer, is the second-most prolific recent contributor to Python and tenth-most prolific of all time, according to Lukasz Langa, the Python So...
05:46 am - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Researchers 'Upgrade' DNA Alphabet Beyond A, C, G, T to Expand Data Storage
"Every day, several petabytes of data are generated on the internet," says Kasra Tabatabaei, a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. "Only one gram of DNA would be ...
02:56 am - Mon, March 7, 2022
Slashdot Researchers Release 'PolyCoder', the First Open-Source Code-Generating AI Model
"Code generation AI — AI systems that can write in different programming languages given a prompt — promise to cut development costs while allowing coders to focus on creative, less repeti...
11:56 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Tech Workers at New York Times Vote to Certify Union
"Tech workers at The New York Times on Thursday voted in favor of certifying their union in a National Labor Relations Board election, making it one of the biggest tech unions in America," reports the...
10:50 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Will Changing Opinions Boost America's Nuclear Power Industry?
"The future of the nuclear power industry is being pushed on both by climate change and security fears stoked by Russia invading Ukraine and targeting the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant," reports CN...
09:19 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot 'My Wife Tracked Me, for Journalism'
Last month a reporter for the New York Times tracked her husband using Apple AirTags, Tiles, and a GPS tracker. (With his permission...) "I was prepared for her to violate my privacy for the sake of j...
08:16 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Ukranian Programmers Continue Working While Being Bombed
CNBC reminds us that Ukraine is also home "to a massive community of software developers who work remotely for companies all over the U.S. and Europe. "There were 200,000 Ukrainian developers in the c...
07:44 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot 'Grave Concern' as Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant under Russian Orders
"Staff at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant are being told what to do by the Russian military commander who seized the site last week, in violation of international safety protocols," reports...
06:34 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Can Microsoft's New Software Help Teach Children to Read?
Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes:Microsoft on Wednesday announced Reading Coach (video), software that allows children to practice reading out loud and receive personalized feedback. Reading Co...
05:34 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Can Russia Bootstrap High-Performance Computing Clusters with Native Tech?
"The events of recent days have taken us away from the stable and predictable development of mankind," argue two Moscow-based technology professors in Communications of the ACM, citing anticipated sho...
03:34 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot The US Gets Some More Tuition-Free College Programs
U.S. states and municipalities are launching new programs covering the costs of college tuition — or expanding existing programs, reports the Washington Post:At least seven tuition-free initiati...
03:34 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Exercising Reduces Risk of Dementia - But Not If There's Air Pollution
Two new studies involving tens of thousands of British men and women "found that, most of the time, people who ran and rode vigorously had larger brain volumes and lower risks for dementia than their ...
12:34 pm - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine's Drone Enthusiasts Are Signing Up to Repel Russian Forces
"In better times, Ukrainian drone enthusiasts flew their gadgets into the sky to photograph weddings, fertilize soybean fields or race other drones for fun," writes the Associated Press. "Now some ar...
08:44 am - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Melinda French Gates Decided Marriage With Bill Gates 'Just Wasn't Healthy'
"After the divorce came out, Bill Gates admitted to having an affair," writes CBS News — adding details they've learned from a new interview with Bill's ex-wife, Melinda French Gates. "French Ga...
05:53 am - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot Two Giant Black Holes Colliding Sent Ripples Through Space
"In a galaxy far, far away, two giant black holes appear to be circling each other like fighters in a galactic boxing ring," reports USA Today. "Gravity is causing this death spiral, which will result...
02:53 am - Sun, March 6, 2022
Slashdot 1 Million Fitbit Ionic Smartwatches Recalled Over Reports of Overheating Batteries and More than 100 Burn Injuries
"Fitbit has announced a voluntary recall of its Ionic Smartwatch," reports Newsweek, "amid more than 170 reports that the battery has overheated, causing more than 100 reports of burn injuries...." Th...
11:50 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Is a New Iron Curtain Descending Across Russia's internet?
Cogent Communications, one of the world's largest internet intercontinental backbone providers, has cut ties with Russian customers over its invasion of Ukraine. The Verge reports:In a letter to Russi...
10:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Receives $42M in Cryptocurrency Donations - Plus 180 NFTs They Didn't Ask For
Thursday the Washington Post reported the Ukrainian government had already received more than $42 million in cryptocurrency donations since last Saturday — "plus digital artwork including a limi...
09:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot New NSA Report: This is How You Should Be Securing Your Network
America's National Security Agency (NSA) released a new report "that gives all organizations the most current advice on how to protect their IT network infrastructures from cyberattacks," writes ZDNet...
08:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot The Free Software Foundation Appoints a New Executive Director
The Free Software Foundation announced its new executive director this week. Back in 2010 John Sullivan had become the Free Software Foundation's previous executive director, but last year after more ...
07:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot 'Open Web Advocacy' Group Battles Apple's WebKit-Based Walled Garden
The Register reported this week on a group of software developers launching a group called Open Web Advocacy "to help online apps compete with native apps and to encourage or compel Apple to relax its...
06:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Chernobyl Is Being Run By 'Exhausted' Staff Held Hostage for 10 Days
When Russia's invasion of Ukraine first began, Russian forces seized control of the Chernobyl nuclear plant — and then took its staff hostage. A week later the Associated Press filed this update...
05:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Linux Foundation's 'Census II' of Open Source Libraries Urges Support, Security, and Standardization
"Much of the most widely used free and open source software is developed by only a handful of contributors," warns the Linux Foundation, in the executive summary for its massive new census of free and...
04:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot What If We Put Solar Panels on California's 4,000 Miles of Canals?
Electrek writes:Nearly a year ago, Electrek reported that scientists published a feasibility study about the benefits of erecting solar panels over canals. That study is about to become a reality in a...
03:34 pm - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot On Raspberry Pi's 10th Anniversary, Eben Upton Ponders the Prospects for a RISC-V Pi
On the 10th anniversary of the Raspberry Pi, the Register takes a look backwards — and forwards — in a new interview Eben Upton:As for the future, a Raspberry Pi 5 is inevitable but, in a ...
07:00 am - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot 'High' Probability of Russian Attacks On Starlink In Ukraine, Says Musk
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk yesterday warned that Starlink user terminals in Ukraine could be targeted by Russia and advised users to take precautions. Ars Technica reports: "Important warning: Starlink is t...
03:30 am - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Just One Drink Per Day Can Shrink Your Brain, Study Says
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNN: Just one pint of beer or average glass of wine a day may begin to shrink the overall volume of the brain, a new study has found, and the damage worsens as...
01:25 am - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Protein Tweak Makes CRISPR Gene Editing 4,000 Times Less Error-Prone
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have identified a previously unknown structure of the protein that's responsible for making edits to the wrong sections of DNA. After some tweaking, th...
12:45 am - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot California Issues Permits To Cruise, Waymo For Autonomous Vehicle Service
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Monday issued permits to self-driving units of General Motors and Alphabet to allow for passenger service in autonomous vehicles with safety driver...
12:02 am - Sat, March 5, 2022
Slashdot Samsung Says It Will Release An Update To Address App Throttling Issues
In a statement to TechCrunch, a Samsung spokesperson said the company will release a software update to allow users to have more control over throttling. "Samsung has not provided details about when t...
11:30 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot States Launch Probe Into TikTok's Effect On Kids' Health
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: State attorneys general have launched a nationwide investigation into TikTok and its possible harmful effects on young users' mental health, widening...
10:50 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Wikimedia Says It 'Will Not Back Down' After Russia Threatens Wikipedia Block
The Wikimedia Foundation has issued a statement supporting Russian Wikipedia volunteers after a censorship demand from internet regulators. From a report: On Tuesday, tech and communications regulator...
10:10 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Apple Sets April 11 Deadline For US Employees To Return To Office
Apple has set an April 11 deadline for corporate employees in the U.S. to return to offices like Apple Park, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. MacRumors reports: Apple is planning for a hybrid in-...
09:30 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Key US Provider of Internet To Russia Cuts Service There, Citing 'Unprovoked Invasion of Ukraine'
A leading American Internet service provider, Cogent Communications, said it was severing relations with Russian customers on Friday, a move that gives Ukrainian officials another victory in their cam...
09:02 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Russia Blocks Facebook and Twitter
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: Facebook and Twitter on Friday were blocked in Russia, amid President Vladimir Putin's ongoing military invasion of Ukraine. In a statement issu...
08:45 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot HTC Pivots From Blockchain To the Metaverse for its Next Smartphone Gimmick
HTC's slow-motion fall from smartphone grace is reportedly set to continue in 2022, with the company said to be working on a new "metaverse"-focused phone in April as the remnants of the once-flagship...
08:02 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Cybercriminals Who Breached Nvidia Issue One of the Most Unusual Demands Ever
shanen shares a report: Data extortionists who stole up to 1 terabyte of data from Nvidia have delivered one of the most unusual ultimatums ever in the annals of cybercrime: allow Nvidia's graphics ca...
07:22 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot After Mistaken Identity and Confusion, a Piece of Space Junk Slams Into the Moon
After years of zooming through deep space, a presumed leftover piece of a Chinese rocket slammed into the Moon today, just as space tracking experts expected it would. From a report: At least, it shou...
06:40 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase, Binance Resist Calls To Kick Russians Off Crypto Platforms
Two of the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinbase and Binance, rejected calls on Friday for a blanket ban on all Russian users to stop their platforms from being used as a way round Wester...
06:03 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot 'Apple Studio Display' With 7K Resolution Reportedly in Development
Apple is working on a new "Apple Studio Display" with a 7K resolution, according to 9to5Mac. The display is also expected to feature a dedicated Apple silicon chip. MacRumors: Bloomberg's Mark Gurman ...
05:21 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Yandex, Russia's Answer To Google, Warns It May Not Be Able To Pay Its Debts
Russia's biggest search engine could collapse as financial fallout from the invasion of Ukraine spreads. From a report: Yandex, which handles about 60% of internet search traffic in Russia and operate...
04:42 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot The Surgeon General Calls on Big Tech To Turn Over Covid-19 Misinformation Data
President Biden's surgeon general formally requested that the major tech platforms submit information about the scale of Covid-19 misinformation on social networks, search engines, crowdsourced platfo...
04:13 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Says 400,000 Volunteers Aid Hacking Against Russia
More than 400,000 people have volunteered to help a crowdsourced Ukrainian government effort that is using digital means to disrupt Russian government and military targets, according to a Ukrainian cy...
03:31 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Halts All New Sales in Russia
Microsoft is "suspending" all new sales of products and services in Russia, and is halting "many aspects" of its business in the country to honor US, UK and EU sanctions. The move comes days after Mic...
02:43 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Disney is Getting an Ad-supported Subscription Tier Later this Year
Disney+ will be introducing an ad-supported subscription tier later this year, Disney announced on Friday. From a report: The company didn't provide a launch date or pricing, but says it will release ...
02:00 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot BBC Resurrects WWII-era Shortwave Broadcasts as Russia Blocks News of Ukraine Invasion
The BBC is resorting to broadcasting news bulletins over shortwave radio in Russia after the country blocked access to BBC websites, The Guardian reports. The Verge: The BBC announced it was bringing ...
01:00 pm - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot The US Space Force Plans To Start Patrolling the Area Around the Moon
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, the US Air Force Research Laboratory released a video on YouTube that didn't get much attention. But it made an announcement that is f...
10:00 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Raspberry Pi Alternative Banana Pi Reveals Powerful New Board
Banana Pi has revealed a new board resembling the Raspberry Pi Computer Module 3. According to Tom's Hardware, it features a powerful eight-core processor, up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC. Additional f...
07:00 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot SpaceX Launches 47 Starlink Satellites, Lands Rocket Making 11th Flight
SpaceX launched 47 satellites and landed the returning rocket on Thursday morning (March 3). Space.com reports: A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket carrying 47 Starlink internet satellites launched from Kenne...
03:30 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot How a Simple Security Bug Became a University Campus 'Master Key'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: When Erik Johnson couldn't get his university's mobile student ID app to reliably work, he sought to find a workaround. The app is fairly important...
02:02 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Malware Campaign Impersonates VC Firm Looking To Buy Sites
BleepingComputer was recently contacted by an alleged "venture capitalist" firm that wanted to invest or purchase our site. However, as we later discovered, this was a malicious campaign designed to i...
01:45 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Rivian CEO Apologizes, Walks Back Preorder Price Hikes After Customer Backlash
cartechboy writes: Rivian's CEO, RJ Scaringe, admitted the company messed up. In a lengthy apology, the executive said the company broke people's trust. Rivian's walking back the large, in some cases ...
01:25 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Europe's Largest Nuclear Power Plant On Fire After Russian Shelling
Russian forces shelled Europe's largest nuclear plant early Friday in the battle for control of a crucial energy-producing city, and the power station was on fire. The Associated Press reports: Plant ...
12:45 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot Samsung Is Reportedly Throttling the Performance of 10,000 Popular Apps
A new finding suggests Samsung is throttling the performance of thousands of Android apps on Galaxy smartphones, including Google and Samsung's first-party apps. XDA Developers reports: Samsung has an...
12:02 am - Fri, March 4, 2022
Slashdot FBI Gains Access To Sci-Hub Founder's Google Account Data
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Sci-Hub founder Alexandra Elbakyan says that following a legal process, the Federal Bureau of Investigations has gained access to data in her Goo...
11:20 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Russia Halts Deliveries of Rocket Engines To US
Russia has decided to stop supplying rocket engines to the United States in retaliation for its sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. Reuters reports: "In a situation like this we can't supply the Un...
10:40 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Meta Says Its Metaverse Ambitions Won't Be Possible Without Better Cellular Networks
Meta, formerly Facebook, has said that its grand ambition of building the ultimate "metaverse" won't be possible if there aren't drastic improvements in today's telecoms networks. CNBC reports: Dan Ra...
10:02 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot RT America Ceases Production, Lays Off Staff and Moves To Rumble
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the New York Times: The Russian state-controlled news network RT said on Thursday that it would start broadcasting on the video site Rumble, two days after You...
09:32 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Ethereum's MetaMask Wallet and Infura Cut Off Users in 'Certain' Sanctioned Countries
Two widely used ConsenSys software products, MetaMask and Infura, announced that they "are unavailable in certain jurisdictions due to legal compliance." From a report: The post did not give further i...
08:50 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Backblaze Has Released Their First Drive Stats Report For SSDs
Backblaze has published its first SSD edition of the Drive Stats report. A Slashdot reader writes: This edition focuses exclusively on their SSDs as opposed to their quarterly and annual Drive Stats r...
08:01 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine's Request To Cut Off Russia From Global Internet Has Been Rejected
The international non-profit that coordinates management of the internet told Ukraine it will not intervene in the country's war with Russia, rebuffing a request to cut Russia off from the global inte...
07:20 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Russian Firms Rush To Open Chinese Bank Accounts
The Moscow branch of a Chinese state bank has seen a surge in enquiries from Russian firms wanting to open new accounts, Reuters a person familiar with the matter said, as the country's businesses str...
06:41 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Tripadvisor, Google Maps Suspend Reviews of Some Russian Listings
Alphabet's Google Maps and the travel search platform Tripadvisor temporarily blocked users from posting new reviews to some listings in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, the companies said. From a report:...
06:01 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine's 'IT Army' Targets Belarus Railway Network, Russian GPS
Ukraine's "IT army" of volunteer hackers announced a new set of targets on Thursday - including the Belarusian railway network and Russia's homegrown satellite-based navigation system, GLONASS. From a...
05:21 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot A Closer Look at Tencent, the World's Biggest Game Company
An overview of Tencent's burgeoning games dominance. From a report: In the West, tech giant Tencent is not yet a household name. While its size and acquisitions have made frequent headlines, its prese...
04:41 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Black Hole That Was Closest Yet Found Does Not Exist, Say Scientists in U-turn
Researchers have a new view of HR 6819: two stars, one of them a "vampire." From a report: Astronomers who thought they had discovered a black hole on our cosmic doorstep have said they were mistaken,...
04:01 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot SEC Scrutinizes NFT Market Over Illegal Crypto Token Offerings
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is scrutinizing creators of NFTs and the crypto exchanges where they trade to determine if some of the assets run afoul of the agency's rules, Bloomberg New...
03:21 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Former Xamarin Co-founder Miguel de Icaza is Leaving Microsoft
Well-known open source advocate and developer Miguel de Icaza, who joined Microsoft in 2016 when it acquired Xamarin, the mobile-tool company he cofounded, is leaving Microsoft. From a report: De Icaz...
02:40 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Wordle Rip-offs Are Running Rampant on the App Store Again
The Wordle clones are back on the App Store, just a few weeks after Apple wiped out nearly all the copycat games in January. From a report: A quick glance at the top free apps on the App Store reveals...
02:08 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Cancels Planned Crypto 'Airdrop' Rewards for Donations
Ukraine has scrapped a plan to reward people who donated to its fight against a Russian invasion with newly created crypto assets, following complications with the project. From a report: The official...
01:00 pm - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot US Lawmakers Push Treasury To Ensure Russia Cannot Use Cryptocurrency To Avoid Sanctions
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Senator Elizabeth Warren and three other Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Treasury Department to ensure the cryptocurrency industry is comp...
10:00 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot New Windows 11 Test Build Wants Your Credit Card Info
Microsoft's latest Windows 11 test build is another substantial one, adding two important features: payment information, and a new security feature called Smart App Control that will watch over new ap...
07:00 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Physicists Produce Biggest Time Crystal Yet
sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: Physicists in Australia have programmed a quantum computer half a world away to make, or at least simulate, a record-size time crystal -- a system of qua...
03:30 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Google Mandates Workers Back To Silicon Valley, Other Offices From April 4
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Alphabet's Google from April 4 will require employees back about three days a week in some of its U.S., U.K. and Asia Pacific offices, its first step ...
02:02 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Might Have Leaked Data On 120,000 Russian Soldiers
BrendaEM shares a report from The Register: Ukrainian news website Ukrainska Pravda says the nation's Centre for Defense Strategies think tank has obtained the personal details of 120,000 Russian serv...
01:25 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot YouTuber DIY Project Shrinks M1 Mac Mini By 78%, Without Sacrificing Performance
In a 15-minute-long video, YouTuber Quinn Nelson from Snazzy Labs explains how he managed to shrink the current M1 Mac Mini by 78% without harming performance. 9to5Mac reports: In conclusion, by rearr...
12:45 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Demand NVIDIA Open Source Their Drivers Or They Leak More Data
New submitter briaguya shares a report from VideoCardz: Hackers that infiltrated NVIDIA systems are now threatening to release more confidential information unless the company commits to open sourcing...
12:02 am - Thu, March 3, 2022
Slashdot Ukrainian Government Calls For Game Companies To Cut Off Russia During Invasion
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Mykhailo Fedorov, the vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation of Ukraine, has publicly called on "all game development compani...
11:20 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Bungie Rejects Steam Deck's Linux, Threatens To Ban Destiny 2 Players There
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: When will Bungie let Destiny 2 come to Valve's Steam Deck handheld gaming PC? It's looking like the answer is never -- because the soon-to-be Sony s...
10:43 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Mathematicians Protest Russia Hosting Major Conference
As Ukrainian researchers have feared for their lives and careers after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, mathematicians have been grappling over what to do about a prominent mathematical conference that w...
10:20 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Epic Games Purchases Bandcamp
Longtime Slashdot reader tlhIngan writes: As reported in many outlets, Epic Games has acquired indie music store Bandcamp to build out a "creator marketplace." Bandcamp will continue to be run as it i...
10:02 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Amazon To Close 68 Physical Retail Locations, Including Amazon Books and 4-star Stores
Amazon's physical retail business is suffering a major blow as the company today confirmed it will close 68 brick-and-mortar retail stores across the U.S. and U.K. From a report: This includes its Ama...
09:49 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Apple Announces March 8 Event, With the Tagline 'Peek Performance'
Apple on Tuesday sent out invitations to the media for an event on March 8, with the tagline "Peek Performance." According to CNBC, the company is "expected to announce a new low-cost iPhone model" an...
09:25 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot New UCIe Chiplet Standard Supported by Intel, AMD and Arm
A number of industry stalwarts including Intel, AMD, Arm, TSMC, and Samsung on Wednesday introduced a new Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) consortium. AnandTech: Taking significant inspir...
08:45 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Bipartisan Group of State Attorneys General Launch Nationwide Investigation Into TikTok
Today, Attorney General Maura Healey launched a nationwide investigation into whether TikTok is designing, operating, and promoting its social media platform to children, teens, and young adults in a ...
08:03 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Seek To Solve Mystery of Why Some People Do Not Catch Covid
Most people know someone who has stubbornly resisted catching Covid, despite everyone around them falling sick. Precisely how they do this remains a mystery, but scientists arebeginning to find some c...
07:23 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Facebook is Shutting Down Its College Student-only Social Network, Campus
Facebook attempted a return to its roots as a college-focused social network with the fall 2020 launch of Campus, a private section within Facebook that was only open to those with an @.edu email addr...
06:45 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot UN Watchdog Warns Russia Bombardment Endangers Ukraine's Nuclear Security, Calls for Restraint
The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog on Wednesday warned Russia's onslaught of Ukraine is raising the risk of nuclear accidents, calling for restraint from all actions that could jeopardize the safe operations...
06:10 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Ice Cream Machine Hackers Sue McDonald's for $900 Million
For years, the tiny startup Kytch worked to invent and sell a device designed to fix McDonald's notoriously broken ice cream machines, only to watch the fast food Goliath crush their business like the...
05:22 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot UK Rejects Russian Space Agency's Demands for Launch of OneWeb Internet Satellites
The corporate internet space race has taken a geopolitical turn. Russian space agency Roscosmos is refusing to launch the next batch of 36 OneWeb internet satellites Friday, unless the company meets t...
04:45 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot The Oddly Addictive Quality of Google Alerts
The imperfect, scattershot search tool delivers just enough usefulness and serendipity to keep one hooked. From a report: Google Alerts can cast a wonderful net, but mesh size matters: large holes and...
04:07 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot The Dire Predictions About a Russian Cyber Onslaught Haven't Come True in Ukraine. At Least Not Yet.
An anonymous reader shares a report: Ukraine's core cyberdefense has done better than expected because it focused on the issue after Russian hackers briefly knocked out power to swaths of the country ...
03:25 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Says It Will Reward People With Crypto Airdrop After Receiving $33 Million in Donations
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been marked both by brutality and stunningly modern turns -- from threats to crash the International Space Station and chaotic cyber vigilantism to the ambiguous ro...
02:45 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Researchers Find Its Apps Can Make Us Lonelier
An anonymous reader shares a report: When Facebook hosted an internal competition a few years ago to develop new product ideas, a handful of employees teamed up to build a robot named Max. Shaped like...
02:00 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Biden To Congress: Pass The Bill To Fund US Chip Manufacturing
President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass the CHIPS Act, a law that would provide chipmakers with $52 billion in subsidies to advance semiconductor manufacturing in the United States, during his ...
01:00 pm - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Researchers See 'Future of an Entire Species' In Ultrasound Technique
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the New York Times, written by Wudan Yan: Kristin Aquilino, a scientist at the University of California, Davis, knows that expectations are just disappointment...
10:00 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot AI-Designed Protein Awakens Silenced Genes, One By One
By combining CRISPR technology with a protein designed with artificial intelligence, it is possible to awaken individual dormant genes by disabling the chemical "off switches" that silence them. Resea...
07:00 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Proposes ICANN Remove Russian Domains
"With so many coming together on the side of Ukraine (even those who traditionally stay neutral in international affairs), asking ICANN to take action against Russia seems like it could be a reasonabl...
03:30 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Even In the Metaverse, You Can't Escape the Taxman
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica, written by Kyle Orland: Second Life, the long-lived online metaverse that still attracts nearly a million monthly active users, has announced it ...
02:02 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Sid Meier Warns the Games Industry About Monetization
Speaking to the BBC on the 30th anniversary of Civilization, American developer Sid Meier says if major companies continue to focus on monetization or other things that are not gameplay-focused, they ...
01:25 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot MediaTek Might Have Overtaken Qualcomm In US Android Marketshare
MediaTek might have just beaten out Qualcomm to claim the biggest market share of any chipmaker for Android phones in the United States -- at least, according to one analyst group. The Verge reports: ...
12:45 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Burnt-Out Ship Carrying 4,000 Vehicles Sinks, Costing VW At Least $155 Million
McGruber shares a report from AutoNews: The cargo ship that caught fire in the Atlantic while transporting roughly 4,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles to the U.S. has sunk despite efforts to tow it to saf...
12:10 am - Wed, March 2, 2022
Slashdot Russian Cybersecurity Giant Kaspersky Tries To Maintain Neutrality During Ukraine War
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard, written by Joseph Cox: Around the same time Russian forces launched a massive rocket into a square in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, kill...
11:30 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Amazon's Luna Cloud Gaming Service Officially Launches In the US
A year and a half later, Amazon's Luna cloud gaming service has formally launched in the U.S. for Android, iOS, Chrome OS, macOS and Windows. Engadget reports: The core Luna+ service with over 100 gam...
10:50 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot College Kid's Twitter Bot That Stalks Musk's Jet Now Tracking Russian Oligarchs
A Twitter bot created by a college student is tracking the movements of 46 jets owned or leased by more than 20 Russian oligarchs and sending updates to ADS-B Exchange, "a sit that collects data from ...
10:10 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Italy Plans $4.6 Billion Fund To Boost Chipmaking
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Italy plans to set aside more than $4.6 billion until 2030 to boost domestic chip manufacturing as it seeks to attract more investment from tech compa...
09:30 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Apple Halts Product Sales in Russia, Makes RT and Sputnik Unavailable Outside of Russia
Apple is taking a series of actions in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The company said in a statement Tuesday: We are supporting humanitarian efforts, providing aid for the unfolding ref...
08:50 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Finland's Jolla, Maker of Sailfish OS, is Trying To Cut Ties With Russia
Jolla, a Finnish startup that develops a mobile Linux-based alternative to Google's Android which has had some take-up by the Russian government in the past, is looking to restructure its business to ...
08:06 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Lawmakers Express 'Extreme Concern' Over Border Robot Dog Plan
A research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced last month it has been working with the Philadelphia-based company Ghost Robotics to develop a robot dog for the bo...
07:25 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Archivists Make Sure the Internet Doesn't Forget Russia's War on Ukraine
From news reports and social media posts to Ukraine University and government websites, archivists are in a mad dash to preserve the country's online history. From a report: As the Russian invasion of...
06:49 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Web Hosting Provider Namecheap To Ban Russia-Based Users, Citing Ukraine
Domain and web hosting provider Namecheap is terminating all service with the company's Russian-based users over the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine. From a report: "Unfortunately, due to the Russian re...
06:05 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Opens First Whole Foods Equipped With Cashierless Technology
Amazon has brought its cashierless Just Walk Out technology to a Whole Foods store for the first time, allowing customers to shop and leave the store with their items without having to interact with a...
05:25 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Potato Farmers Conquer a Devastating Worm - With Paper Made From Bananas
Low-tech approach can quintuple yield and slash need for soil pesticide. An anonymous reader shares a report: Potato cyst nematodes are a clever pest. These microscopic worms wriggle through the soil,...
04:52 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Sony Bets Big on Crunchyroll as Global Anime Audience Grows
Sony Pictures Entertainment is consolidating its anime businesses under the Crunchyroll banner to better compete in the growing streaming market for Japanese animation. From a report: The company is a...
04:03 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot David Boggs, Co-Inventor of Ethernet, Dies at 71
David Boggs, an electrical engineer and computer scientist who helped create Ethernet, the computer networking technology that connects PCs to printers, other devices and the internet in offices and h...
03:24 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Nvidia Says Employee, Company Information Leaked Online After Cyber Attack
U.S. chipmaker Nvidia said on Tuesday a cyber attacker has leaked employee credentials and some company proprietary information online after their systems were breached. From a report: "We have no evi...
02:40 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot BitConnect's Indicted Founder Kumbhani Has Disappeared, SEC Says
BitConnect founder Satish Kumbhani, charged criminally in the U.S. last week with a $2.4 billion Ponzi scheme, has vanished from his native India, officials said. From a report: Last September, the Se...
02:00 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot US Expects Chinese Tech Firms To Help Choke Off Russia Supply
Washington is expected to lean on major Chinese companies from Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp to Lenovo to join U.S.-led sanctions against Russia, aiming to cripple the country's abili...
01:00 pm - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Animal-Free Dairy Milk Set To Finally Hit US Retail Shelves
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NewAtlas: A new kind of milk will soon hit US shelves but it isn't some plant-based product designed to resemble dairy milk. Instead it is made from whey prote...
10:00 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Germany Aims To Get 100% of Energy From Renewable Sources By 2035
Germany aims to fulfill all its electricity needs with supplies from renewable sources by 2035, compared to its previous target to abandon fossil fuels "well before 2040," according to a government dr...
07:00 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot NASA Rover Spots Unreal Mars 'Flower' Formation
Thelasko shares a report from CNET: NASA's Curiosity rover snapped a gorgeous, delicate formation on Mars that looks like it could be a branching piece of ocean coral. It's not coral, but it's worth c...
03:30 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot UN Climate Report: 'Atlas of Human Suffering' Worse, Bigger
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Associated Press: Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poo...
02:02 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Twitter To Label Tweets Linking To Russian State Media
wiredmikey writes: "Twitter will put warnings on tweets sharing links to Russian state-affiliated media, the platform said Monday, as Kremlin-tied outlets are accused of spreading misinformation on Mo...
01:25 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Nvidia Allegedly Hacks Hackers Who Stole Company's Data
According to Vx-underground on Twitter, Nvidia has reportedly retaliated against the hacker group that stole over 1TB of the company's data by sneaking back into the hacker's system and encrypting the...
12:45 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Satellite Outage Knocks Out Thousands of Enercon's Wind Turbines
Germany's Enercon on Monday said a "massive disruption" of satellite connections in Europe was affecting the operations of 5,800 wind turbines in central Europe. MarketScreener reports: It said the sa...
12:02 am - Tue, March 1, 2022
Slashdot Crypto Exchanges Consider Ukraine's Call To Freeze Russians' Bitcoin
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CoinTelegraph: As the West continues to impose more sanctions against Russian banks following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, one Ukrainian official has called f...
11:20 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot New Chinese Hacking Tool Found, Spurring US Warning To Allies
Security researchers with U.S. cybersecurity firm Symantec said they have discovered a "highly sophisticated" Chinese hacking tool that has been able to escape public attention for more than a decade....
10:40 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot SpaceX's Starlink Internet Dishes Arrive In Ukraine
A shipment of SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet dishes arrived in Ukraine on Monday, less than 48 hours after CEO Elon Musk announced the company would send support, according to a top official in ...
10:02 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot DisplayPort 2.0 Labels Specify Bandwidth To Avoid HDMI 2.1-Like Confusion
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: VESA, which makes the DisplayPort spec, today announced a certification program aimed at helping consumers understand if a DisplayPort 2.0 cable,...
09:23 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot New Qualcomm Chips Tease CD-quality Audio for Earbuds and Faster 5G
Qualcomm is using Mobile World Congress to show off some new technology that should improve 5G connectivity and wireless audio. From a report:The Snapdragon X70 5G modem-RF system attempts to improve ...
08:45 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Ukraine Says Its 'IT Army' Has Taken Down Key Russian Sites
Key Russian websites and state online portals have been taken offline by attacks claimed by the Ukrainian cyber police force, which now openly engages in cyber-warfare. From a report: As the announcem...
08:14 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Lenovo's Newest ThinkPads Feature Snapdragon Processors and 165Hz Screens
An anonymous reader shares a report: Lenovo has dumped a whole bunch of new ThinkPads into the world, and there's some exciting stuff in there. We're getting a brand-new ThinkPad X13s powered by Snapd...
07:35 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot MSCHF Just Turned the SATs Into a Battle Royale With a Big Cash Prize
It'll cost $52 for you to enter, but you could take home thousands -- at least. This is the latest project from art collective MSCHF: a one-off, winner-takes-all, massively multiplayer version of the ...
07:09 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Detected 'Destructive Cyberattacks' Against Ukraine Hours Before Russian Invasion
Microsoft says it began detecting "destructive cyberattacks directed against Ukraine's digital infrastructure" several hours before the Russian military began launching missiles or moving tanks into t...
06:08 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot UK Scientists Fear Brain Drain as Brexit Rows Put Research at Risk
British science is facing the threat of a highly damaging brain drain that could see scores of top young researchers leaving the UK. In addition, the futures of several major British-led international...
05:27 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Apple Hit With Sixth Antitrust Fine Over Dutch Dating Apps Payments
Apple still hasn't complied with a Dutch antitrust order to allow local dating apps to have the option to use third party payment tech to sell digital content to their app users. From a report: In a s...
04:41 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Toyota Suspends Domestic Factory Operations After Suspected Cyber Attack
Toyota said it will suspend domestic factory operations on Tuesday, losing around 13,000 cars of output, after a supplier of plastic parts and electronic components was hit by a suspected cyber attack...
04:03 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Conti Ransomware Gang Chats Leaked by Pro-Ukraine Member
A member of the Conti ransomware group, believed to be Ukrainian of origin, has leaked the gang's internal chats after the group's leaders posted an aggressive pro-Russian message on their official si...
03:26 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Apple is Working on an iPad and MacBook Hybrid With a 20-inch Folding Display, Report Says
Apple may be working on a device with a 20-inch foldable display, which Apple tracker Mark Gurman describes as an "iPad / MacBook hybrid" in Bloomberg's Power On newsletter. The Verge: Gurman says tha...
02:43 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot US Bets on Faster-Charging Battery in Race To Catch Energy Rivals
The U.S. is far behind its global rivals in the race for energy supremacy in a low-carbon world. To catch up, it is pinning its hopes on companies such as Ion Storage Systems, a next-generation batter...
02:03 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Supreme Court Will Hear Biggest Climate Change Case in a Decade
In the most important environmental case in more than a decade, the Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in a dispute that could restrict or even eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency's...
12:34 pm - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Russian Government Sites Facing 'Unprecedented' Cyberattacks from Thousands in Pro-Ukranian 'IT Army'
Though the Russian government has tried geofencing access to crucial web sites, the Jerusalem Post reports that two Russian government web site still went offline Saturday — the Kremlin and the ...
08:59 am - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Four US States Plan $8 Billion Hydrogen Fuel Hub
This week the governors of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming announced plans for a "hydrogen hub," reports the Associated Press. The states hope to use $8 billion in recently approved federal inf...
05:59 am - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Free Software Foundation Announces Five Papers Exploring Microsoft's 'GitHub Copilot'
GitHub's Copilot is an AI-powered autocompletion tool for coders, but the FSF has come up with a new way to describe it: Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS). But they also feel the service "immed...
02:59 am - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot How Vulnerable is the US Power Grid?
America's power grid consists of 3,000 public and private sector power companies, with 55,000 substations scattered across the country. On the CBS News show 60 Minutes, reporter Bill Whitaker notes th...
12:59 am - Mon, February 28, 2022
Slashdot Why Swift Creator Chris Lattner Stepped Down From Its Core Team This Week
The creator of Apple's Swift programming language stayed involved in the Swift core team and Evolution community... until this week. Though he'd left Apple more than five years ago, "Swift is importan...