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03:34 pm - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Brings 'Windows Subsystem for Linux 2' to Window Server 2022
With the latest preview patch, Windows Server 2022 now supports WSL2 Linux distros, the Register reports:The move ends an odyssey that began with the arrival of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2...
02:34 pm - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot NASA Praises Boeing Starliner's 'Picture Perfect' Return from ISS Visit
Boeing's Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) "is officially a success," reports Space.com:That's the verdict that leaders at NASA and Boeing gave during a press briefing on Wednesday night (May 25), a few h...
10:00 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot Tiny Robotic Crab Is Smallest-Ever Remote-Controlled Walking Robot
Northwestern University engineers have developed the smallest-ever remote-controlled walking robot -- and it comes in the form of a tiny, adorable peekytoe crab. From the report: Just a half-millimete...
07:00 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Use Nanoparticles To Break Through Shield That Brain Tumors Use To Avoid Detection By the Immune System
Scientists from the University of Michigan have "fabricated a nanoparticle to deliver an inhibitor to brain tumor in mouse models, where the drug successfully turned on the immune system to eliminate ...
03:30 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot New Airbus Facility To Research Cryogenic Fuel Systems For Next-Gen Hydrogen Planes
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Airbus is launching a U.K.-based facility focused on hydrogen technologies, a move which represents the firm's latest attempt to support the design of it...
02:02 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot Substack Pauses Fundraising Efforts of Potential 100x Valuation
Substack stopped fundraising efforts for a round of $75 million to $100 million, the New York Times reported Thursday. Axios reports: The round could have valued the newsletter publication platform be...
01:25 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot RED Sues Nikon For Infringing On Its Video Compression Patents
RED filed a lawsuit yesterday suing (PDF) Nikon for infringing on its video compression patents. PetaPixel reports: The lawsuit was filed in a southern California federal court today and asserts that ...
12:45 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot Omnipotent BMCs From Quanta Remain Vulnerable To Critical Pantsdown Threat
"Quanta not patching vulnerable baseboard management controllers leaves data centers vulnerable," writes long-time Slashdot reader couchslug. "Pantsdown was disclosed in 2019..." Ars Technica reports:...
12:02 am - Sat, May 28, 2022
Slashdot 'Why Won't Corsair and Dell Just Let Apple's Touch Bar Die Already?'
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from an opinion piece, written by Macworld's Michael Simon: Apple killed its Touch Bar on the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro last year, but PC makers seem determ...
11:20 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Broadcom To 'Focus On Rapid Transition To Subscription' For VMware
Broadcom has signaled its $61 billion acquisition of VMware will involve a "rapid transition from perpetual licenses to subscriptions." The Register reports: That's according to Tom Krause, president ...
10:40 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot GoodWill Ransomware Forces Victims To Donate To the Poor
New submitter Grokew writes: "GoodWill ransomware group propagates very unusual demands in exchange for the decryption key," reports CloudSEK. "The Robin Hood-like group is forcing its victims to dona...
10:00 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot IndyCar Is Moving To 100% Renewable Ethanol In 2023
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The IndyCar racing series is switching to an entirely renewable fuel next year. On Friday, ahead of Sunday's Indianapolis 500 race, IndyCar annou...
09:20 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Cockroach Reproduction Has Taken a Strange Turn
In response to pesticides, many cockroach females have lost their taste for sweet stuff, which changes how they make the next generation of insects. From a report: When a male cockroach wants to mate ...
08:45 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Starlink Has Been Approved in Nigeria and Mozambique
Elon Musk has announced that Starlink, the satellite internet service launched by SpaceX, has been approved in Nigeria and Mozambique. From a report: This news is coming three days after Musk answered...
08:05 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Russian Academics Aim To Punish Colleagues Who Backed Ukraine Invasion
Some academic researchers in Russia are quietly working to prevent colleagues who have supported their country's invasion of Ukraine from being elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences this month. F...
07:25 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Larger-than-30TB Hard Drives Are Coming Much Sooner Than Expected
Inside of hard disk drives are platters which hold all your data; these are all manufactured by one company in Japan called Showa Denko which has announced it expects to "realize near-line HDD having ...
06:47 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Russia Opens Cases Against Google, other Foreign Tech Over Data Storage
Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor said on Friday it had opened administrative cases against Alphabet's Google and six other foreign technology companies for alleged violations of personal...
06:09 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Are We on the Verge of an 8K Resolution Breakthrough in Gaming?
An anonymous reader shares a report: With the 2020 release of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, we've started to see the era of console games that finally make full use of TVs capable of 4K resolut...
05:29 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Top Fed Official Warns About US Falling Behind in Digital Dollar Race
A top Federal Reserve official gave a stark warning to House lawmakers on Thursday: Move too slow in issuing a central bank digital currency and the dollar's global dominance could eventually be in je...
04:40 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot G-7 Pledges Put Coal on Notice, Could Boost Climate Aid
Officials from the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced Friday that they will aim to largely end greenhouse gas emissions from their power sectors by 2035, making it highly unlikely that those cou...
04:05 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Meta Copied VR Technology Key To Metaverse Gaming, Immersion Claims
Meta Platforms built its industry-leading virtual reality headset by infringing Immersion's patents, the smaller company alleged in a lawsuit. From a report: The Meta Quest 2, which dominates the mark...
03:20 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Starlink Gets Nod To Provide Internet in Philippines
Starlink has been authorized to provide satellite internet services in the Philippines, paving the way for the SpaceX unit's expansion to Southeast Asia. From a report: The Philippine National Telecom...
02:40 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Tech Industry Groups Are Watering Down Attempts at Privacy Regulation, One State at a Time
Coordinated industry lobbying is overwhelming the scattered efforts of consumer groups and privacy-minded lawmakers. From a report: In late 2019, Utah state senator Kirk Cullimore got a phone call fro...
02:00 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Internet Drama in Canada
We all need great internet service, but it doesn't happen by accident. From a report: Let's talk about internet policy! In Canada! Wheee! I'm serious that there are useful lessons from a saga over hom...
01:00 pm - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Bungie Will Help Sony Make 12 Live Service Games By 2025
In January, Sony bought Bungie for $3.5 billion, giving the company one of the most popular first-person shooter games to compete with Microsoft and the various game studios it owns. Now, according to...
10:00 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot AmigaOne X1000/X5000 Remains Well Supported With PowerPC Linux
Mike Bouma writes: Despite being expensive and having been sold out for quite some time at the main Amiga Dealers, two days after Linus Torvalds' release of Linux 5.18, Christian "xeno74" Zigotzky mad...
07:00 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot New Zealand's Humble Bee Bio Is Using Bees To Create Bioplastics
Humble Bee Bio is on a mission to create a biodegradable alternative to plastics by synthesizing the biology of bees. TechCrunch reports: While the New Zealand-based company is still at an early stage...
03:30 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Smart Pacemaker Simply Dissolves Inside the Body When It's No Longer Needed
An anonymous reader writes: A team of scientists created a novel type of temporary pacemaker -- one that dissolves on its own, without requiring any removal. In their latest research, they've paired t...
02:02 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Tangle-Free Magnetic USB Cables Are Here
The Verge's Sean Hollister has been testing a number of "nifty" USB cables that magnetically stick to themselves and don't get all tangled up in your drawers and bags. The only problem is "they all su...
01:25 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot NCTC Could Drop 'Cable' As Industry Group Eyes Name Change
Industry trade group the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) could be dropping the "cable" moniker as it eyes a potential name change. Fierce Video reports: A trademark application filed by N...
12:45 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Corey B. Marion, Co-Founder of The Iconfactory, Dies Age 54
Designer and co-founder of The Iconfactory, Corey B. Marion, has died following a long battle with cancer. He was 54. AppleInsider reports: Marion founded The Iconfactory in 1996 with Talos Tsui, and ...
12:02 am - Fri, May 27, 2022
Slashdot Marble Madness II: The Canceled Sequel To Classic Arcade Game Recovered For MAME Emulator
An anonymous reader writes: Atari pulled the plug on the release of Marble Madness II almost exactly 31 years ago after the follow up to their hit game failed to perform well in location tests. For de...
11:20 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Linux 5.19 Adds 500K Lines of New Graphics Driver Code
UnknowingFool writes: The current Linux kernel in development, 5.19, added 495,793 new lines of code for graphic driver updates. David Airlie sent in the new lines as part of Direct Rendering Manager ...
10:40 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot WeWork's Adam Neumann Is Back
Adam Neumann made his post-WeWork debut when Flowcarbon, a blockchain-based carbon credits company, announced that it has raised $70 million in its first round of funding. Neumann is both a founder an...
10:00 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Hacker Steals Database of Hundreds of Verizon Employees
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A hacker has obtained a database that includes the full name, email address, corporate ID numbers, and phone number of hundreds of Verizon employe...
09:21 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Continues To Iterate on an Xbox Cloud Streaming Device Codenamed 'Keystone'
Windows Central: For a few years, rumors have persisted that Microsoft was exploring building some form of streaming stick to offer Xbox Cloud Gaming via a more affordable dongle, similarly to Chromec...
08:42 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot US Bill Would Bar Google, Apple From Hosting Apps That Accept China's Digital Yuan
Republican Senators want to bar U.S. app stores including Apple and Google from hosting apps that allow payments to be made with China's digital currency, according to a copy of proposed legislation s...
08:05 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Why Chinese Sellers Are Quitting Amazon
An anonymous reader shares a report: You might have seen the headlines over the past year: Chinese sellers are leaving Amazon. Since early 2021, the e-commerce giant says it has banned 3,000 Chinese a...
07:24 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Epic Games Points To Mac's Openness and Security in Its Latest Filing in App Store Antitrust Case
In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple's position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone's security. And it points to Apple's macOS as an example of how the process of "si...
06:40 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Google Opens Up Chrome and Chrome OS To Enterprise Security, Control Integrations
Google is highlighting how Chromebooks can work in "zero trust" corporate environments with its new Chrome Enterprise Connectors Framework. From a report: The new integration system is designed to mak...
06:05 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Broadcom To Acquire VMware in Massive $61 Billion Deal
Broadcom has announced it is acquiring VMware in a massive $61 billion deal. From a report: The deal is a combination of cash and stock, with Broadcom assuming $8 billion in VMware debt. With VMware, ...
05:35 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot In Private, Vulnerable Senate Dems Back Off Tech Bill
A bipartisan legislative effort to rein in the nation's largest tech companies is facing fresh resistance from a faction of Senate Democrats over complaints the measure could threaten their chances of...
04:41 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft To Slow Hiring in Windows, Office, Teams Groups
Microsoft will slow hiring in its Windows, Office and Teams chat and conferencing software groups, citing a need to realign staffing priorities as it approaches a new fiscal year in a time of global e...
04:02 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Tim Sweeney Casts Doubt on Metaverse's Use for Work, Saying Stripping Entertainment Aspect Leaves You With 'Super Creepy Version of AOL Chat Rooms'
In an interview with the FT, Epic chief executive Tim Sweeney spoke about the metaverse and expressed his concerns that tech giants Apple and Google could "unfairly" extend their "stranglehold" on sma...
03:22 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot JPMorgan Finds New Use for Blockchain in Trading and Lending
JPMorgan Chase is using blockchain for collateral settlements, the latest Wall Street experimentation with the technology in the trading of traditional financial assets. From a report: The bank's firs...
02:49 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Senate Report Finds Government is Unprepared To Stop Ransomware Attacks
In the past few years, ransomware attacks have crippled schools, hospitals, city governments, and pipelines. Yet, despite the heavy toll such incidents have on both the public and private sectors, gov...
02:01 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Hotels Using NFTs To Create a StubHub for Lodging Reservations
Some resort owners think they have found a way to avoid getting stuck with excess inventory when guests cancel at the last minute. It involves converting room nights for sale into nonfungible tokens, ...
01:00 pm - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Foxconn Factory Fiasco Could Leave Wisonsinites On the Hook For $300 Million
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: For five years, Foxconn promised and spectacularly failed to build a much-hyped sprawling factory near Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Now, the area's...
10:00 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot FTC Fines Twitter $150 Million For Using 2FA Phone Numbers For Ad Targeting
Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million fine after federal law enforcement officials accused the social media company of illegally selling advertisements based on an improper use of personal data ove...
07:00 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Famous 'Alien' Wow! Signal May Have Come From Distant, Sunlike Star
Researchers may have pinpointed the source of a famous supposed alien broadcast discovered nearly a half century ago. Space.com reports: The prominent and still-mysterious Wow! Signal, which briefly b...
03:30 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot World's Largest Vats For Growing 'No-Kill' Meat To Be Built In US
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The building of the world's largest bioreactors to produce cultivated meat has been announced, with the potential to supply tens of thousands of ...
02:02 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Dev Box Will Virtualize Your Windows Development PC In a Browser Window
Microsoft Dev Box is intended to simplify the process of getting new developer workstations up and running quickly, with all necessary tools and dependencies installed and working out-of-the-box (so t...
01:25 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot California Parents Could Soon Sue For Social Media Addiction
California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $...
01:02 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Dyson's Been Secretly Working On Robots That Do Household Chores
Dyson has revealed that it has an entire division that's secretly been developing robot prototypes that do household chores. Engadget reports: The company didn't detail any of the models in particular...
12:45 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot SEC Weighs Crackdown on Phony Environmental and Social-Justice Funds
Environmental and social justice-focused funds are booming -- so much so that the Securities and Exchange Commission is mulling new regulations to clamp down on funds that fail to back up certain altr...
12:02 am - Thu, May 26, 2022
Slashdot Researchers Unveil Paper On New Battery That Could Last 100 Years
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: Tesla's advanced battery research group in Canada in partnership with Dalhousie University has released a new paper on a new nickel-based battery tha...
11:20 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Solar Panels Are Coming To IKEA
Starting this fall with its locations in California, the Swedish furniture giant Ikea will sell the means to power your Starkvind (that's an air purifier) and Stjarnstatus (that's a fridge) by adding ...
10:40 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Jack Dorsey Steps Down From Twitter's Board
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down from Twitter's board of directors Wednesday. TechCrunch reports: Dorsey had already begun to distance himself from the social media platform he co-founded, ...
10:00 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Tool Coming To Apps, Schools
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Clearview AI is expanding sales of its facial recognition software to companies from mainly serving the police, it told Reuters, inviting scrutiny on ...
09:22 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Finland Legally Commits To Carbon Negativity By 2040
Carbon dioxide removal will soon be written into Finnish law: In a historic Wednesday vote, the country's Parliament approved a new Climate Change Act that would commit the country to carbon neutralit...
08:05 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Zuckerberg's Metaverse To Lose 'Significant' Money in Near Term
Mark Zuckerberg said he plans to invest heavily in his company's metaverse ambitions and that will mean losing "significant" amounts of money on the project in the next three to five years. From a rep...
07:25 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot 'Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation
From Santa Barbara, Calif., to Hefei, China, scientists are developing a new kind of computer that will make today's machines look like toys. From a report: Harnessing the mysterious powers of quantum...
06:44 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot ProtonMail Unifies Encrypted Mail, Calendar, VPN, and Storage Services Under New 'Proton' Brand
Swiss-based encrypted email provider ProtonMail today announced a restructuring of its privacy-first services, bringing them under a new unifying brand name: Proton. "Today, we are undertaking our big...
06:12 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Russian Hackers Are Linked To New Brexit Leak Website, Google Says
A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain's exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the fo...
05:25 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Gene Editing Could Increase Food Security, UK Adviser Says
Gene editing could drastically increase global food security and reduce reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides in the coming decade, a scientific adviser to the UK government's environment de...
04:45 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot NY State is Giving Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions For the Elderly
The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. From a report: The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive ve...
04:00 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Clothing Store Near LA
Amazon is opening its first physical clothing store on Wednesday, the latest brick-and-mortar initiative from the world's largest online retailer. From a report: Called Amazon Style, the shop is locat...
03:20 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot CVS Will Stop Filling Controlled-Substance Prescriptions for Cerebral, Done
CVS Health will stop filling prescriptions for controlled substances ordered by clinicians working for telehealth startups Cerebral and Done Health starting Thursday, a move that will impact thousands...
02:40 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot 'Tough To Forge' Digital Driver's License is Easy To Forge
An anonymous reader shares a report: In late 2019, the government of New South Wales in Australia rolled out digital driver's licenses. The new licenses allowed people to use their iPhone or Android d...
02:00 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Terra Blockchain Will Split, Abandon Collapsed UST Stablecoin
A proposal by the founder of the troubled Terra ecosystem to salvage the project was approved, averting a total collapse of one of the most-watched experiments in decentralized finance. From a report:...
01:00 pm - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot New Copyright Lawsuit Targets Uploaders of 10-Minute Movie Edits
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: The ordeal of three people, who edited major movies down to 10 minutes and then uploaded those summaries to YouTube, is not over yet. After being...
10:00 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Cheap Gel Film Pulls Buckets of Drinking Water Per Day From Thin Air
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have now demonstrated a low-cost gel film that can pull many liters of water per day out of even very dry air. New Atlas reports: The gel is made up of...
07:00 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot US Moves Toward Supplying Romania With a Modular, Low-Cost Nuclear Plant
tomhath shares a report from The New York Times: The United States said on Monday that it would supply Romania with a training simulator in preparation for building a new type of nuclear power generat...
03:30 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot China Launches an Autonomous Mothership Full of Autonomous Drones
An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: China christened a remarkable new 290-foot ship last week -- the world's first semi-autonomous drone carrier. It'll carry, launch, recover and co-or...
02:02 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Driverless Cars Could Force Other Road Users To Drive More Efficiently
MattSparkes shares a report from New Scientist: The idea that autonomous cars, even in small numbers, can increase fuel efficiency, travel times and safety for all cars on the road will be put to the ...
01:25 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Spain To Invest $13 Billion To Build Microchip Industry
The Spanish government on Tuesday announced plans to invest $13.2 billion to build microchips in the country and "help reduce the dependence of Span and the European Union on other suppliers," reports...
12:45 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Samsung Allegedly Assembling a 'Dream Team' To Take Down Apple's M1 In 2025
Samsung is rumored to be assembling a special task force dubbed "Dream Platform One team" tasked with designing a custom in-house Samsung mobile Application Processor (AP) that can take on Apple Silic...
12:02 am - Wed, May 25, 2022
Slashdot Dutch Police Create Deepfake Video of Murdered Boy In Hope of New Leads
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Dutch police have received dozens of leads after using deepfake technology to virtually bring to life a teenager almost two decades after his mur...
11:20 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Bing Contract Prohibits DuckDuckGo From Completely Blocking Microsoft Tracking
DuckDuckGo isn't as private as you thought. "Due to a confidential search agreement, the DuckDuckGo browser does not block all Microsoft trackers," reports Review Geek. "What's worse, DuckDuckGo only ...
10:40 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Opens Political Ad Data Vaults To Researchers
Meta's ad transparency tools will soon reveal another treasure trove of data: advertiser targeting choices for political, election-related, and social issue spots. The Register reports: Meta said it p...
10:02 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Someone Stole Seth Green's Bored Ape, Which Was Supposed To Star In His New Show
An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: Actor and producer Seth Green was robbed of several NFTs this month after succumbing to a phishing scam that inadvertently threw a monkey wrench...
09:25 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Watching Less TV Could Cut Heart Disease, Study Finds
More than one in 10 cases of coronary heart disease could be prevented if people reduced their TV viewing to less than an hour a day, research suggests. From a report: Coronary heart disease occurs wh...
08:44 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Shards of the Planet Mercury May Be Hiding on Earth
New research explains how meteorites called aubrites may actually be shattered pieces of the planet closest to the sun from the early days of the solar system. From a report: Mercury does not make sen...
08:05 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Employees Are Quitting at Twice the Rate of Recent Years
A growing number of employees Amazon doesn't want to lose are leaving the company, according to a report. Insider: An internally tracked metric, called "regretted" attrition, has reached an average of...
07:25 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Apple Shipped Me a 79-Pound iPhone Repair Kit To Fix a 1.1-Ounce Battery
An anonymous reader shares a report: Last month, Apple launched its Self-Service Repair program, letting US customers fix broken screens, batteries, and cameras on the latest iPhones using Apple's own...
06:42 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Climate Worries Galvanize a New Pro-Nuclear Movement in the US
As states race to keep plants open, California becomes a test case of how much the tide has shifted. From a report: Charles Komanoff was for decades an expert witness for groups working against nuclea...
06:10 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Google Brings Street View History To Phones, Introduces 'Street View Studio'
Today is the 15th birthday of Google Maps Street View, Google's project to take ground-level, 360-degree photographs of the entire world. To celebrate, the company is rolling out a few new features. F...
05:31 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Launches Power Pages for Designing Business Websites
Riding the wave of enthusiasm for no-code/low-code solutions, Microsoft today announced Power Pages, a standalone product within the company's Power Platform portfolio for creating business websites. ...
04:40 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Brings Support for Arm-based AI Chips To Windows
Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon platform that's designed to let developers explore "AI scenarios" via Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Neur...
04:05 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Founder Alleges That YC-Backed Fintech Startup is 'Copy-and-Pasting' Its Business
A new startup lifting elements of competing businesses is far from unusual in today's venture world, but sometimes competing founders don't find the imitation all that flattering. From a report: Andy ...
03:24 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Will Support Third-Party Windows 11 Widgets Later This Year
Microsoft is planning to support third-party widgets inside Windows 11 later this year. At its annual Build developer conference today, the software giant says it will open up access to Windows 11 wid...
02:41 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Walmart Plans To Expand Drone Delivery To Six States this Year
An anonymous reader shares a report: Drone delivery has been a long time coming, but its actual implementation has largely arrived in fits and starts. Some companies (Alphabet's Wing) have made decent...
02:00 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot On-demand Grocery App Gorillas Lays Off Half Its Office Workforce
Grocery app Gorillas, which promises to deliver goods in as quickly as 10 minutes, is laying off half of its office staff. From a report: In a press release, the company said it was letting go of roug...
01:00 pm - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Google Unveils 'Imagen' Text-To-Image Diffusion Model, Claims It's Better Than DALL-E 2
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: The AI world is still figuring out how to deal with the amazing show of prowess that is DALL-E 2's ability to draw/paint/imagine just about anythin...
10:00 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot NYC Removes Last Payphone From Service
New York City removed its last public payphone on Monday. The boxy enclosures were once an iconic symbol across the city. But the rise of cellphones made the booths obsolete. CNBC reports: The effort ...
07:00 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot New Calculations of Solar Spectrum Resolve Decade-Long Controversy About the Sun's Chemical Composition
Researchers from the University of Gottingen have published new calculations of the physics of the sun's atmosphere that resolve the apparent contradiction between the modern standard model of solar e...
03:30 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Create Tomatoes Genetically Edited To Bolster Vitamin D Levels
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have created genetically edited tomatoes, each containing as much provitamin D3 -- the precursor to vitamin D -- as two eggs or a tabl...
02:02 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot EPA Opens Applications For Its $5 Billion Clean School Bus Program
The EPA is formally accepting applications for its Clean School Bus Program, a $5 billion program to replace dirty diesel school buses with more environmentally friendly options. Ars Technica reports:...
01:25 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Airbnb Is Closing Its Domestic Business In China
According to CNBC, Airbnb is closing its domestic business in China. From the report: All mainland Chinese listings -- homes and experiences -- will be taken down by this summer. Airbnb formally launc...
12:45 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot Apple In Talks To Buy EA Gaming; Disney and Amazon Also Potential Suitors
Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is actively seeking a potential buyer or merger. Apple has reportedly been in talks with the company about buying EA out according to Puck. Disney and Amazon ...
12:02 am - Tue, May 24, 2022
Slashdot The Smoke and Mirrors of Unlimited Paid Time Off
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Investment-banking firm Goldman Sachs made an eye-catching move last week: it granted unlimited paid holiday to its senior staff. According to a memo ...
11:20 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot AMD Ryzen 7000 Smokes Alder Lake In Computex Keynote Zen 4 Tease
"AMD's Computex 2022 keynote marks the first appearance of company's new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 desktop chip in the flesh," writes Slashdot reader MojoKid. "And in its first quick benchmark tease, it'...
10:40 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft's Windows Subsystem For Android Just Got a Big Update
Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) to Android 12.1 and shipped improvements to Android integration with Windows, networking, the camera in apps, the Settings app, and more. ...
10:00 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot DC Attorney General Sues Mark Zuckerberg Over Cambridge Analytica Data Breach
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine has sued Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly failing to protect consumer data following the Cambrid...
09:22 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Windows 11 CPU Usage Reporting is Apparently Buggy, Including on Task Manager
An anonymous reader shares a report: While not every user is actively monitoring hardware resource usage when gaming, enthusiasts and reviewers often turn the stats on to see how certain games and oth...
08:41 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Binance Promoted Terra as 'Safe' Investment Before $40 Billion Collapse
Binance promoted terraUSD as a "safe" investment just weeks before the stablecoin and its counterpart luna collapsed in a $40bn wipeout that shook the crypto industry. From a report: The world's bigge...
08:01 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase Tests App for Employees To Grade Each Other During Meetings
Coinbase is testing a practice where it asks employees to frequently rate each other. Some employees at the company have been using a real-time evaluation app invented by Bridgewater Associates, the w...
07:20 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Florida Law on Social Media Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules
A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, dealing a major victory...
06:45 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Rust For Linux Kernel Updated, Uutils As Rust Version Of Coreutils Updated Too
UnknowingFool writes: This weekend, Miguel Ojeda, added support for a set of additional Rust patches in the kernel and separately a new version of Uutils which is the Rust version of GNU CoreUtils. Th...
06:02 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Dell Becomes Billionaire Kingmaker in Broadcom, VMware Deal
Technology entrepreneur Michael Dell once again finds himself at the center of one of his industry's biggest deals. From a report: Dell holds a roughly $16.2 billion stake in VMware, meaning he's like...
05:20 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Pakistan Hits 120F as Climate Trends Drive Spring Heatwave
An anonymous reader shares a report: Spring has brought remarkably extreme heat to India and Pakistan this year. Unusually extensive heatwaves have followed one after another since March and are conti...
04:40 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Knoxville Researcher Wins A.M. Turing Award
schwit1 writes: It's a few weeks old, but ...A local computer scientist and professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has been named an A.M. Turing Award winner by the Association for Comp...
04:00 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot NASA Programmer Remembers Debugging Lisp In Deep Space
joshuark writes: NASA programmer/scientist, Ron Garret shares his experience debugging LISP code from 150-million miles away on the robotic Mars rover Sojourner. Garret describes his experience in a r...
03:40 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot GameStop Launches Wallet for Cryptocurrencies and NFTs
GameStop said on Monday it has launched a digital asset wallet that will allow gamers to store, send and receive cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens. From a report: The digital wallet will be able...
03:20 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot GameStop Launches Wallet for Cryptocurrencies and NFTs
GameStop said on Monday it has launched a digital asset wallet that will allow gamers to store, send and receive cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens. From a report: The digital wallet will be able...
02:47 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Zola Says User Accounts Were Hacked, But Still Doesn't Offer 2FA
Zola, a wedding planning startup that allows couples to create websites, budgets and gift registries, has confirmed that hackers gained access to user accounts but has denied a breach of its systems. ...
02:02 pm - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Aims To Sublet, End Warehouse Leases as Online Sales Cool
Amazon, stuck with too much warehouse capacity now that the surge in pandemic-era shopping has faded, is looking to sublet at least 10 million square feet of space and could vacate even more by ending...
11:44 am - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Survey Finds Highest Developer Interest in Blockchain Apps, Cryptocurrencies, and NFTs
Charlotte Web writes: A recent survey of 20,000 developers found a third (34%) were learning about cryptocurrencies, ZDNet reports — and 16% even said they were actively working on crypto-relate...
07:39 am - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot What Made Golang Become Popular? Its Creators Look Back
Created at Google in late 2007, the Go programming language was open sourced in late 2009, remember its creators, and "since then, it has operated as a public project, with contributions from thousand...
04:34 am - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Research An Even More Powerful Technique for Genetically-Modifying Mosquitos
The BBC reports on "the next generation of genetic modification technology" — which goes beyond simply introducing a "lab-tweaked gene" into an organism. Instead it introduces a "gene drive" &md...
01:52 am - Mon, May 23, 2022
Slashdot Lecturer Argues Cryptocurrency Should 'Die in a Fire', Predicts Implosion
Nicholas Weaver is a senior staff researcher at the International Computer Science Institute and lecturer in the computer science department at UC Berkeley. But he's also a raging cryptocurrency skept...
11:44 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Would You Blur Your House on Every Map App?
If you'd like to deter "digital voyeurs," Popular Science points out that you can ask the map apps from Google, Apple, and Microsoft "to draw a veil of privacy across your property. "You'd be in good ...
10:42 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Developer Survey: JavaScript and Python Reign, but Rust is Rising
SlashData's "State of the Developer Nation" surveyed more than 20,000 developers in 166 countries, taken from December 2021 to February 2022, reports InfoWorld. It found the most popular programming l...
09:32 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Slammed for Spreading Putin's Russian Propaganda in NATO's East
Slovakia's eastern border touches Ukraine's western border — and Saturday Bloomberg uncovered an emerging controversy. "A flood of posts pushing misinformation in Slovakia is putting the spotlig...
08:12 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Hollywood Designer 6.0 Released: Now a 'Full-Blown Multimedia Authoring System'
After nearly 20 years, Hollywood Designer 6.0 is "very stable and mature", write its developers — envisioning both hobbyist and professional users (with its support for modern graphics-editing f...
07:12 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Hubble's 'Magnum Opus': a 30-Year Analysis of the Universe's Expansion
"NASA has released a huge new report that astronomers are calling Hubble's magnum opus," reports New Atlas. "Analyzing 30 years of data from the famous space telescope, the new study makes the most pr...
06:12 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Navy Ships Swarmed By Drones, Not UFOs, Defense Officials Confirm
The Drive's Adam Kehoe noticed something during this week's UFO hearings in the U.S. Congress. "After intense public speculation, stacks of official documents obtained via the Freedom Of Information A...
04:34 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot How AI Brought Back Val Kilmer's Voice For 'Top Gun: Maverick'
"62-year-old Val Kilmer was just 26 when he played Iceman in the 1986 movie Top Gun," remembers long-time Slashdot reader destinyland. But in 2015 Kilmer lost his voice to throat cancer, remembers Par...
03:34 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Palm OS Developer Releases Source To Classic Games, 20 Years After Release
Munich-based developer Aaron Ardiri is Slashdot reader #245,358, with a profile that still identifies him as a Palm OS developer. Which surprised me, because Palm OS's last update was in 2007. (Then a...
02:34 pm - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Can We Generate Renewable Energy by Burning Trash?
CNBC visited a company that burns trash from a California landfill, and then "harnesses steam to make enough electricity to power 18,000 homes in the area" — which turns out to be part of a surp...
11:34 am - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot NFT Conference Founder Predicts 97% of Current Projects Will Lose Value Through 2024
"Serial entrepreneur" Gary Vaynerchuk launched a four-day conference "exploring digital ownership and the way emerging technologies could interact with art, sports and entertainment," reports the Pion...
07:34 am - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Can Tech Firms Prevent Violent Videos Circulating on the Internet?
This week New York's attorney general announced they're officially "launching investigations into the social media companies that the Buffalo shooter used to plan, promote, and stream his terror attac...
04:39 am - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Biggest Targets at Pwn2Own Event: Microsoft's Windows, Teams, and Ubuntu Desktop
As Pwn2Own Vancouver comes to a close, a whopping $1,115,000 has been awarded by Trend Micro and Zero Day Initiative. The 15th anniversary edition saw 17 "contestants" attacking 21 targets, reports Ho...
01:34 am - Sun, May 22, 2022
Slashdot Wells Fargo Now Accused of Also Conducting Fake Job Interviews
2016: "Wells Fargo Fires 5,300 Employees For Creating Millions of Phony Accounts"2017: "Up To 1.4M More Fake Wells Fargo Accounts Possible" The headlines kept coming.... ("Wells Fargo Hit With 'Unprec...
10:34 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Is Social Media Training Us to Please a Machine?
A remarkably literary critique of the internet appeared recently in Damage magazine — a project of the nonprofit Society for Psychoanalytic Inquiry funded by the American Psychoanalytic Foundati...
09:34 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Avoiding Sanctions with Cryptocurrency? US Govt Files First Criminal Charges
Last week America's Justice Department "launched its first criminal prosecution involving the alleged use of cryptocurrency to evade U.S. economic sanctions," reports the Washington Post. They cite a ...
08:40 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Mitsubishi Develops Technology for 3D Printing in Outer Space
"Made In Space, Redwire, and Bigelow, move over," writes long-time Slashdot reader Dr. Crash. "There's yet another 3D printing in space group — and it's not a startup."Mitsubishi Electric just w...
07:40 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Why Gov.UK Stopped Using jQuery
The head of the UK government's digital transformation unit recently announced a change to the nation's government services site gov.uk: they've "removed jQuery as a dependency for all frontend apps, ...
06:40 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot How to Write Your Own Games - for the Amiga
Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) writes: With the release of the A500 mini (which also supports A1200 games) and its side loading feature you may be interested to get started with Amiga Retro game...
05:40 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Sid & Marty Krofft to Release NFTs Starting with 'Land of the Lost'
Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes:Today sees an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of 1970s children's programming giants Sid & Marty Krofft. (Born in 1929, Sid Krofft will turn 93 ...
04:34 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot How a Rust Supply-Chain Attack Infected Cloud CI Pipelines with Go Malware
Sentinel Labs provides malware/threat intelligence analysis for the enterprise cybersecurity platform SentinelOne. Thursday they reported on "a supply-chain attack against the Rust development communi...
03:34 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Boeing's Starliner Docks with International Space Station. Hatch Opening Now
Boeing's Starliner successfully docked to the International Space Station Friday night for the first time. And right now, Boeing is beginning the official hatch-opening ceremon, in which the space sta...
02:34 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Warns of 'Stealthy DDoS Malware' Targeting Linux Devices
"In the last six months, we observed a 254% increase in activity from a Linux trojan called XorDdos," writes the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team. It's a trojan combining denial-of-service functio...
01:00 pm - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot The Online Spider Market Is Massive -- and Crawling With Issues
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Wired: Spiders and scorpions may seem like creatures that need to be crushed rather than conserved, but wildlife experts say a growing global pe...
10:00 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot HP Chooses Ubuntu-Based Pop!_OS Linux For Its Upcoming Dev One Laptop
System76's CEO Carl Richell announced that HP has chosen the Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS operating system to run on its 14-inch developer-focused notebook called "Dev One." Brian Fagioli from BetaNews specul...
07:00 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Is the World's Oldest Tree Growing In a Ravine In Chile?
sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Some 5400 years ago, about the time humans were inventing writing, an alerce tree (Fitzroya cupressoides) may have started to grow in the coastal mo...
03:30 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Google's AI Is Smart Enough To Understand Your Humor
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Jokes, sarcasm and humor require understanding the subtleties of language and human behavior. When a comedian says something sarcastic or controversial, ...
02:15 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot China Is 3D Printing a Massive 590-Foot-Tall Dam, And Constructing It With Without Humans
Chinese engineers will take the ideas of a research paper and turn it into the world's largest 3D-printed project. Popular Mechanics: Within two years, officials behind this project want to fully auto...
02:15 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot China Is 3D Printing a Massive 590-Foot-Tall Dam, And Constructing It Without Humans
Chinese engineers will take the ideas of a research paper and turn it into the world's largest 3D-printed project. Popular Mechanics: Within two years, officials behind this project want to fully auto...
01:30 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot iFixit On Right To Repair's Remaining Obstacles, Hope
iFixit CEO Kyle Wiens sat down with Ars Technica to discuss the fight for the right to repair. Here's an excerpt from their report: Tech repairs got complicated in 1998 when Congress passed the Digita...
12:50 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Foreign Torrent Site Operator Can Be Sued in the US, Court Says
An anonymous reader shares a report: The Pakistani operator of popular torrent site MKVCage can be held personally liable for contributory copyright infringement in the US. The case in question was fi...
12:10 am - Sat, May 21, 2022
Slashdot Apple's Headset Said To Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars
Citing a report from The Information's Wayne Ma (paywalled), MacRumors reports Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset is said to feature 14 cameras that enable lifelike avatars with accurate facial expres...
11:30 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Hashed Wallet Takes $3.5 Billion Hit, Delphi Digital Discloses Loss After Terra's LUNA Collapse
The collapse of the tokens linked to the Terra ecosystem, stablecoin terraUSD (UST) and Luna (LUNA), has led to some major investors coming clean and detailing their losses. Two more backers of Terra ...
10:50 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Mysterious Firm Seeks To Buy Majority Stake In Arm China
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: The saga surrounding Arm's joint venture in China just took another intriguing turn: a mysterious firm named Lotcap Group claims it has signed a ...
10:10 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Google 'Private Browsing' Mode Not Really Private, Texas Lawsuit Says
The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a "private browsing" mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy ...
09:30 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot ACM Digital Library Archive Is Open Access With 50 Years of Published Records
As part of its landmark campaign for its 75th anniversary celebrations, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is "opening up a large portion of its archives, making the first 50 years of its p...
08:50 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Electrify America Will Be 100 Percent Solar-Powered By 2023
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: One of the best things about electric cars, other than their power trains, immediate torque, and relaxing quiet, is the fact that as the electric...
08:13 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Legendary Japanese Game Developer Returns After Two Decades
An anonymous reader shares a report: In the late 1990s, Yoshitaka Murayama made a name for himself among a subset of video game fans by creating and directing Suikoden, a series of Japanese roleplayin...
07:25 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Match Group and Google Reach an Interim Compromise Over App Payments
Match Group, the parent company of dating apps Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid, is getting along better with Google, just by a little bit. From a report: On Friday, Match withdrew its request for a temporar...
06:44 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Ancient Forest Found at Bottom of Huge Sinkhole in China
An ancient forest has been found at the bottom of a giant sinkhole in China, with trees up to 40 metres (130ft) tall. From a report: Scientists believe it could contain undiscovered plant and animal s...
06:05 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot EU Drive For New Clean Energy Could See Solar Panels on All New Buildings
All new buildings in the EU would be fitted with solar panels on their roofs under plans to turbocharge a drive for renewable energy to replace the continent's need for Russian oil and gas. From a rep...
05:20 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot More Subprime Borrowers Are Missing Loan Payments
Consumers with low credit scores are falling behind on payments for car loans, personal loans and credit cards, a sign that the healthiest consumer lending environment on record in the U.S. is coming ...
04:48 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot The Math Prodigy Whose Hack Upended DeFi Won't Give Back His Millions
An 18-year-old graduate student exploited a weakness in Indexed Finance's code and opened a legal conundrum that's still rocking the blockchain community. Then he disappeared. An excerpt from a report...
04:05 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
An anonymous reader shares a report: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 set the stage for the biggest Android smartphones of 2022, including Samsung's flagship Galaxy -- but it's about to be surpassed by a...
03:29 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Is Using Gig Economy Drivers To Deliver From Malls
Amazon.com is testing a service that uses the company's sprawling network of gig drivers to fetch packages from mall-based retailers and deliver them to customers. From a report: The program, should i...
02:40 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Users Threaten To Sue After Yield Generation Project Stablegains Loses $44 Million in Terra Collapse
A class action law firm sent a letter to the yield generation project Stablegains, demanding records on customer accounts, marketing and advertising strategies, and communications relating to the Terr...
02:00 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Canada Bans Huawei Equipment From 5G Networks, Orders Removal By 2024
Canada has banned the use of Huawei and fellow Chinese tech giant ZTE's equipment in its 5G networks, its government has announced. From a report: In a statement, it cited national security concerns f...
01:00 pm - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Modular, DIY-Friendly Framework Laptop Gets Updated With 12th-Gen Intel CPUs
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: An upgradeable laptop is only worthwhile if you can actually upgrade it [...], and Framework is making that possible starting today: The company ...
10:00 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Russia's Claim To Have Used a Laser Weapon In Battle Derided As Propaganda
Thelasko shares a report from the BBC: Yury Borisov, the deputy prime minister in charge of military development, told Russian TV that a laser prototype called Zadira was being deployed in Ukraine and...
07:00 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Two Military Satellites Just Communicated With Each Other Using Space Lasers
Two satellites recently exchanged more than 200 gigabits of data over a distance of about 60 miles (100 kilometers) using laser communication in space. Gizmodo reports: Satellites generally don't comm...
03:30 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Today's Giant Farm Vehicles Threaten 20% of the World's Cropland
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Interesting Engineering: In 1958, a combine carrying a full load of freshly harvested crops might weigh 8,800 pounds (4000 kg). Today, a fully loaded combine c...
02:02 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Twitter Will Hide Tweets That Share False Info During a Crisis
On Thursday, Twitter announced a new policy for dealing with misinformation during a period of crisis, establishing new standards for gating or blocking the promotion of certain tweets if they are see...
01:25 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Once Frenemies, Elastic and AWS Are Now Besties
Paul Sawers writes via VentureBeat: It has been a frosty few years for Elastic and Amazon's AWS cloud computing arm, with the duo frequently locking horns over various issues relating to Elastic's ex-...
12:45 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Canada Set To Ban Chinese Tech Giant Huawei From 5G Network
Canada is planning to ban Huawei from working on Canada's fifth-generation networks. CBC.ca reports: The move puts Canada in line with key intelligence allies like the United States which have express...
12:02 am - Fri, May 20, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft's Bing Reportedly Censoring Politically Sensitive Chinese Names, Researchers Say
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Seeking Alpha: Microsoft shares remained near their breakeven point in late trading, Thursday, amid a report that the company has started censoring Bing search...
11:20 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot FairEmail Developer Calls It Quits After Google Falsely Flags App As Spyware
"The developer of the open source email client FairEmail pulled all of his applications from Google Play and announced that he would stop development," reports gHacks. The announcement comes shortly a...
10:40 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Vangelis, Composer of Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner Soundtracks, Dies Ages 79
Vangelis, the Greek composer and musician whose synth-driven work brought huge drama to film soundtracks including Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire, has died aged 79. The Guardian reports: Born Evang...
10:00 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot WhatsApp Launches Cloud API To All Businesses Worldwide
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today's news it's launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses worldwide. Intro...
09:20 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot 2 Vulnerabilities With 9.8 Severity Ratings Are Under Exploit. A 3rd Looms
Malicious hackers, some believed to be state-backed, are actively exploiting two unrelated vulnerabilities -- both with severity ratings of 9.8 out of a possible 10 -- in hopes of infecting sensitive ...
08:40 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Y Combinator Advises Founders To 'Plan For the Worst' Amid Market Teardown
Y Combinator, a Silicon Valley kingmaker, is advising its portfolio founders to "plan for the worst" as startups across the globe scramble to navigate a sharp reversal after a 13-year bull run. From a...
08:01 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Tether Cuts Commercial Paper, Boosts Treasuries Behind USDT
Tether, the operator of the world's most used cryptocurrency, said it had reduced the amount of commercial paper in the reserve backing its $74 billion stablecoin, revealing information about its hold...
07:25 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Relaxes Cloud Terms To Avoid Full EU Antitrust Probe
Microsoft is relaxing business terms for its cloud computing service in an attempt to appease complaints from rivals and avoid a full antitrust probe in Brussels. Financial Times: The move follows con...
06:42 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Apple Shows Headset To Board in Sign of Progress on Project
Apple executives previewed its upcoming mixed-reality headset to the company's board last week, indicating that development of the device has reached an advanced stage, Bloomberg News reported Thursda...
06:00 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot DOJ Says It Won't Prosecute White Hat Security Researchers
The Department of Justice announced today a policy shift in that it will no longer prosecute good-faith security research that would have violated the country's federal hacking law the Computer Fraud ...
05:25 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot TikTok Plans Big Push Into Gaming, Conducting Tests in Vietnam
TikTok has been conducting tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, part of plans for a major push into gaming, Reuters reported Thursday, citing four people familiar with th...
04:44 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Melvin Capital, Hedge Fund Torpedoed By the GameStop Frenzy, is Shutting Down
Melvin Capital, the hedge fund run by Gabe Plotkin that struggled with heavy losses last year as it reeled from wrong-way bets on GameStop, is shutting down, according to a letter sent to investors on...
04:05 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Deadlocked FCC Could Derail Biden's Digital Equity Plans
The Biden administration has charged the Federal Communications Commission with prohibiting digital discrimination -- but without a third Democratic commissioner to break the agency's partisan deadloc...
03:25 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Court Rules SEC's Internal Judges Are Unconstitutional
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is denying defendants their constitutional right to a jury trial by putting them in front of its own internal ju...
02:46 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Tests Windows 11 Desktop Widgets With Web Search Bar
Microsoft is adding an optional web search to the Windows 11 desktop in the operating system's latest Insider Preview Build. From a report: The company describes the feature as "lightweight interactiv...
02:08 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot TikTokers Are Accused of Starting Forest Fires For Views
An anonymous reader shares a report: Humaira Asghar, known as "Dolly" to her 11.5 million TikTok fans, faces charges for allegedly setting a forest fire while shooting a TikTok video in Pakistan's cap...
01:00 pm - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Vast Swath of US At Risk of Summer Blackouts, Regulator Warns
An anonymous reader quotes a report from NewsNation: Blackouts could plague a number of states in the U.S. this summer, regulators warn, as a combination of drought, heat, potential cyber attacks, geo...
10:00 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Engineers Investigating NASA's Voyager 1 Telemetry Data
The engineering team with NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is trying to solve a mystery: The interstellar explorer is operating normally, receiving and executing commands from Earth, along with gathering a...
07:00 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Rocket Engine Exhaust Pollution Extends High Into Earth's Atmosphere
The American Institute of Physics reports via Phys.Org: In Physics of Fluids, researchers from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus assessed the potential impact of a rocket launch on atmospheric pollu...
03:30 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot New Bluetooth Hack Can Unlock All Kinds of Devices
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: When you use your phone to unlock a Tesla, the device and the car use Bluetooth signals to measure their proximity to each other. Move close to t...
02:02 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Solar-Powered Desalination Device Wins MIT $100K Competition
The winner of this year's MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is commercializing a new water desalination technology. MIT News reports: Nona Desalination says it has developed a device capable of p...
01:25 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Older People Using TikTok To Defy Ageist Stereotypes, Research Finds
Older TikTok users are using the online platform, regarded as the virtual playground of teenagers, to defy ageist stereotypes of elderly people as technophobic and frail. The Guardian reports: Researc...
12:45 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Netflix Customers Canceling Service Increasingly Includes Long-Term Subscribers
Netflix lost 200,000 subscribers last quarter and potentially two million this current period, according to a note to shareholders from last month. Now, new research highlights that the number of long...
12:02 am - Thu, May 19, 2022
Slashdot Apple Reverses Remote Work Policy After Machine Learning Head Decamps To Alphabet
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: One of Apple's highest-profile return-to-office detractors reportedly landed a new gig at Alphabet's DeepMind, marking the latest drama over Big Tech'...
11:20 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot The Passwords Most Used By CEOs Are Startlingly Dumb
A recent cybersecurity report shows how immensely idiotic many CEOs and business owners can be, considering the strength of their chosen account passwords. PC Gamer reports: The research comes from No...
10:40 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Google Messages RCS Is Being Abused For Ads In India
Over the past few weeks, Google Messages users in India have been reporting more and more ads showing up through RCS messaging. 9to5Google reports: While many brands -- even in the US and other countr...
10:00 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Why Tesla Was Kicked Out of the S&P 500's ESG Index
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The S&P 500 booted electric vehicle maker Tesla from its ESG Index as part of an annual update to the list. Meanwhile, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and e...
09:22 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Homeland Security Puts Its 'Disinformation Governance Board' on Ice
Department of Homeland Security said it will pause on the agency's weeks-old Disinformation Governance Board. From a report: The board -- which had stated it's intended goal was to "coordinate counter...
08:40 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot CDC Expresses Concern About Possibility of Undetected Monkeypox Spread in UK
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expressed concern about an unusual outbreak of monkeypox in the United Kingdom, suggesting there appears to be at least some undetected transmission ...
08:00 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Who Owns Einstein? The Battle For the World's Most Famous Face
During his lifetime, Einstein resisted the attempts to commercialise his identity. Now someone makes more than $12 million a year on image licensing. Even the law that allows this profiteering is cont...
07:20 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Sony Readies For 'Metaverse Revolution' With Cross-Platform Push
Japanese conglomerate Sony said it is well-positioned to play a leading role in the metaverse, or immersive virtual worlds, which commentators speculate will massively disrupt industries and establish...
06:44 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Google Blocks File Manager Total Commander From Allowing Users To Sideload Apps
An anonymous reader shares a report: Total Commander has been around since the 90s, eventually expanding into Android after the platform launched over a decade ago. The app has more than 10 million do...
06:05 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Senators Urge FTC To Probe ID.me Over Selfie Data
Some of more tech-savvy Democrats in the U.S. Senate are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate identity-proofing company ID.me for "deceptive statements" the company and its founder...
05:25 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Napster Gets Bought Again, This Time With a Web3 Pivot in the Works
Napster has been acquired again, this time by two companies from the web3 sector: Hivemind and Algorand. "Dear friends, we are excited to share that we've taken Napster Group private, and to bring the...
04:51 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Ransomware Attackers Get Short Shrift From Zambian Central Bank
Zambia's central bank said it refused to pay ransom to a group known as Hive that was behind a cybersecurity breach that caused minimal damage to its systems. From a report: "All of our core systems a...
04:12 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Apple Reportedly Testing E Ink Outer Display for Upcoming Foldable
An anonymous reader shares a report: Ming-Chi Kuo is one of a handful of Apple analysts whose reports always warrant a second look, regardless of how strange they might seem at first blush. We've hear...
03:20 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot China Makes a Comeback in Bitcoin Mining Despite Government Ban
While the US extended its leading position as the dominant location for Bitcoin mining, China has reemerged as the second-largest locale despite a government ban on the activity last year. From a repo...
02:40 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Google Subsidiary in Russia To File for Bankruptcy
The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet's Google plans to file for bankruptcy, saying it had become impossible for the company to pay employees and suppliers. From a report: Google submitted a notice of in...
02:00 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot India Says VPN Firms Unwilling To Comply With New Rules 'Will Have To Pull Out' of the Country
India is pushing ahead with its new cybersecurity rules that will require cloud service providers and VPN operators to maintain names of their customers and their IP addresses and suggested firms unwi...
01:00 pm - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot GrubHub Was Getting 6,000 Orders A Minute During Its Promo Day, Overwhelming Restaurants
A delivery app marketing campaign offering a "free lunch" -- aka a $15 promo code valid for three hours -- sent customers and restaurant workers alike into a spiral on Tuesday as thousands of orders j...
10:00 am - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Contact Lens That Can Release Drug Could Be Used To Treat Glaucoma
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Researchers in China revealed they have developed a contact lens that can sense an increase in pressure within the eye and release an anti-glauco...
07:00 am - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot South Korea Turns To Surveillance As 'Ghost Surgeries' Shake Faith In Hospitals
After scandals in which doctors let unsupervised assistants operate on patients, South Korea is becoming one of the first to require cameras in operating rooms. The New York Times reports: Ethicists a...
03:30 am - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot New York Now Has More Airbnb Listings Than Apartments For Rent
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Curbed: The fever isn't breaking. There are now bidding wars for one in every five Manhattan rental apartments (and one in three luxury units), according to th...
01:30 am - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot Hong Kong Considers Blocking Telegram As Part of Crackdown On Doxing
Hong Kong is planning a ban on the Telegram messaging service, which is widely used by pro-democracy activists. International Business Times reports: Local media reported that the ban on Telegram was ...
12:50 am - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot 'I Want An iPhone Mini-Sized Android Phone!'
Eric Migicovsky, founder of smartwatch company Pebble and lover of small Android phones, decided to take matters into his own hands and "rally other fans of small phones together" to put pressure on p...
12:10 am - Wed, May 18, 2022
Slashdot FreeBSD 13.1 Released
FreeBSD 13.1 has been released today. Some of the new features include UEFI boot improvements for AMD64, a wide variety of hardware driver improvements, and support for freebsd-update to allow creatin...
11:30 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot DeepMind Unveils 'Gato' AI Capable of Completing a Wide Range of Complex Tasks
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Independent: Human-level artificial intelligence is close to finally being achieved, according to a lead researcher at Google's DeepMind AI division. Dr Na...
10:50 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Apple Now Letting Developers Automatically Charge for Some Subscription Price Increases
Apple today informed developers that it is implementing a new subscription feature that will allow customers to be charged automatically when an app's subscription price goes up, which is not the way ...
10:50 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot China Chipmaker SMIC Says Phone, PC Demand Has Dropped 'Like a Rock'
Top Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. says demand for mobile phones, personal computers and home appliances has dropped "like a rock" and shows no signs of recovering. Fr...
10:10 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Angry IT Admin Wipes Employer's Databases, Gets 7 Years In Prison
Han Bing, a former database administrator for Lianjia, a Chinese real-estate brokerage giant, has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for logging into corporate systems and deleting the company's data...
09:30 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Russia Says It's Not Planning To Block YouTube or Cut Itself Off From Internet
Russia is not planning to block Alphabet's YouTube, the minister for digital development said on Tuesday, acknowledging that such a move would likely see Russian users suffer and should therefore be a...
08:50 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Software Freedom Conservancy Wins Big Step Forward For Open-Source Rights
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit organization that promotes open-source software and defends the free software General Public Licens...
08:11 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Ransomware Gang Threatens To Overthrow Costa Rica Government
A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal isnow to overthrow the government. From a report: Perhaps seizing on the fact that...
07:28 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Names Info-Stealers That Target Crypto Wallets 'Cryware'
Microsoft blog: The steep rise in cryptocurrency market capitalization, not surprisingly, mirrors a marked increase in threats and attacks that target or leverage cryptocurrencies. But Microsoft resea...
06:50 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Fed Chair Says Interest Rates Should Have Gone Up Sooner
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell acknowledged in an interview with Marketplace on Thursday that the central bank could have moved faster to raise interest rates and cut inflation, as the central...
06:15 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot US Officials Say Pentagon Committed To Understanding UFO Origins
Two senior U.S. defense intelligence officials said on Tuesday the Pentagon is committed to determining the origins of what it calls "unidentified aerial phenomena" -- commonly termed UFOs -- but ackn...
05:25 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Google Will Start Distributing a Security-Vetted Collection of Open-Source Software Libraries
Google announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at securing the open-source software supply chain by curating and distributing a security-vetted collection of open-source packages to Google Cloud cust...
04:42 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Apple Delays Plan To Have Staff in Office Three Days a Week
Apple delayed a plan to require workers to come back to the office three days a week, citing a resurgence in Covid-19 cases, marking the latest setback in its efforts to return to normal. From a repor...
04:05 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Telehealth Startup Cerebral Halts Controlled Substance Prescriptions
Mental health startup Cerebral will no longer prescribe most controlled substances, The Wall Street Journal reported. From a report: The embattled company is facing investigations from the US Departme...
03:37 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot White House Slams Bezos Criticism of Biden Tax Comments
The White House slammed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Monday after the billionaire accused President Biden of "misdirection" in his comments on inflation and corporate taxes. From a report: Biden tweet...
02:48 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase Slows Hiring To Help Weather Market Downturn
Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reined in a plan to triple its headcount this year in response to turbulent market conditions. From a report: Emilie Choi, Coinbase's president and chief operating...
02:00 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Mastercard Launches 'Wave To Pay' Programme
Mastercard is launching a "controversial" biometric payments programme in stores, as the card company tries to keep pace with nimble fintechs and bigger competitors such as Amazon. From a report: Reta...
01:00 pm - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Miami's Mayor Backed MiamiCoin Crypto -- Then Its Price Dropped 95%
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: On Feb. 2, the city of Miami cashed out its cryptocurrency MiamiCoin for the first time, depositing $5.25 million into city coffers. Miami mayor Franci...
10:00 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Playing Video Games Has An Unexpected Effect On Kids' IQ, Says New Study
Researchers have linked spending more time playing video games with a boost in intelligence in children, which goes some way to contradicting the narrative that gaming is bad for young minds. ScienceA...
03:30 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot New Study Lays Out Hidden Backstory Behind Deadly Pacific Northwest Heatwave
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Last summer, a deadly wave of heat struck the Pacific Northwest, causing temperatures to soar more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal and killin...
03:05 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot All-in-Summit: Interview With Elon Musk
All-in-Summit -- a conference hosted by Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks and David Friedberg, who also operate a popular weekly podcast by the same name -- interviewed Elon Musk on M...
03:05 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot All-in Summit: Interview With Elon Musk
All-in summit -- a conference hosted by Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks and David Friedberg, who also operate a popular weekly podcast by the same name -- interviewed Elon Musk on M...
02:02 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Judge Rules California Law Requiring Women On Corporate Boards Is Unconstitutional
A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California's landmark law requiring women on corporate boards is unconstitutional. CBS News reports: Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis said the law that would...
01:25 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot 'Black Mirror' Returns For Season 6
According to Variety, a new series of "Black Mirror" is in the works at Netflix. From the report: It's been almost three years since Season 5 of the dystopian drama premiered on the streaming service ...
12:45 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Google Lets Personal Users Stay On 'No-Cost Legacy G Suite' With Custom Gmail Domain
Back in April, Google delayed when G Suite legacy free-edition users had to start paying for Workspace. The company will now let you stay on a "Free Legacy Edition of G Suite for personal use" as the ...
12:02 am - Tue, May 17, 2022
Slashdot Researchers Devise iPhone Malware That Runs Even When Device Is Turned Off
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: When you turn off an iPhone, it doesn't fully power down. Chips inside the device continue to run in a low-power mode that makes it possible to l...
11:20 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Stablecoins Not Ready for Consumer Payments, US Watchdog Says
The recent collapse of a popular stablecoin shows that the tokens aren't ready to be used by consumers to make payments, according to a key US watchdog. From a report: "People wonder: Is it going to b...
10:40 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Ad-Tech Firms Grab Email Addresses From Forms Before They're Even Submitted
Tracking, marketing, and analytics firms have been exfiltrating the email addresses of internet users from web forms prior to submission and without user consent, according to security researchers. So...
10:00 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Apple Patches Dozens of Security Flaws With iOS 15.5, Over 50 Fixes For macOS 12.4
Apple has released iOS 15.5, macOS 12.4, and more today with updates like new features for Apple Cash, the Podcasts app, and the Studio Display webcam fix. However, a bigger reason to update your devi...
09:20 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Doubles Salary Budget To Retain Staff As Cost of Living Rises
An anonymous reader quotes a report originally published at Bloomberg: Microsoft plans to "nearly double" its budget for employee salaries and boost the range of stock compensation it gives some worke...
08:41 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Do Kwon Proposes Creating Another Blockchain From Terra's Ashes
Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon offered another proposal to revive its troubled Terra blockchain by getting rid of the failed TerraUSD stablecoin and revamping the project into a new network. From a...
08:04 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot MIT, Harvard Scientists Find AI Can Recognize Race From X-rays
A doctor can't tell if somebody is Black, Asian, or white, just by looking at their X-rays. But a computer can, according to a surprising new paper by an international team of scientists, including re...
07:22 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Netflix Exploring Live Streaming For First Time
Netflix is going live for the first time. From a report: Deadline understands that the streamer is exploring the launch of live streaming. It plans to roll out the capability, which Netflix confirmed ...
06:40 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot New US Lab To Create Versions of Atoms Never Recorded on Earth
From carbon to uranium, oxygen to iron, chemical elements are the building blocks of the world around us and the wider universe. Now, physicists are hoping to gain an unprecedented glimpse into their ...
06:15 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Sony Reveals Game Lineup and Launch Dates for PlayStation Plus Relaunch
Sony has announced the initial lineup of games for its revamped, multi-tier PlayStation Plus subscription service, and firmed up its launch dates over the next five weeks. From a report: The service w...
05:28 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Uber Launches Robot Food Delivery in California
Uber on Monday said it launched pilot food delivery services with autonomous vehicles in two California cities, and said it was adding electric vehicle charging stations into its global driver app. Fr...
04:45 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Spotify Experiments With Musician NFT Galleries
Spotify is testing a way for artists to display their non-fungible token (NFT) collections. From a report: The music streaming platform has rolled out the test for some users on Android in the US and ...
04:00 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot JetBlue Launches Hostile Takeover of Spirit
JetBlue launched a hostile takeover of Spirit Airlines after its earlier acquisition offer was rejected. The New York-based airline said in a release that its tender offer for $30-per-share was "all-c...
03:20 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Binance's LUNA Investment, Which Peaked at $1.6 Billion, Now Worth Just $3,000
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said the crypto exchange made large paper gains on its investment in Luna but has now lost practically all of them. From a report: The exchange invested $3 million into the ...
02:40 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Not a Single Car Was Sold in Shanghai Last Month
For evidence of just how tight Shanghai's lockdown has been, consider this: not a single car was sold in the city last month. From a report: The majority of the city's 25 million residents were mostly...
02:02 pm - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Bitcoin Has No Future as a Payments Network, Says FTX Chief
Bitcoin has no future as a payments network because of its inefficiency and high environmental costs, according to one of crypto's most influential chief executives. From a report: Sam Bankman-Fried, ...
11:34 am - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot The US Army's Unsettling New Recruitment Video for Psychological Warfare
Task and Purpose reports on "a new and somewhat unnerving recruiting pitch from the U.S. Army's 4th Psychological Operations Group" that asks viewers one simple question: "Have you ever wondered who's...
07:34 am - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Is Python About to Get Faster?
"Python 3.11 will bear the fruits of CPython's multi-year effort to make Python a faster programming language," reports ZDNet. "Core Python (CPython) developer Mark Shannon shared details about the pr...
05:34 am - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot EA Plans Free Mobile 'Lord of the Rings' Game
Electronic Arts and Middle-earth Enterprises "announced on Monday an upcoming free mobile game called The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth," reports CNET:With the role-playing game, Lord of t...
03:34 am - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot 'Lord of the Rings' Prequel Series Will Explore 'Unseen History' of Middle-Earth
The site GeekyTyrant is excited about Amazon's upcoming eight-episode series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power — premiering September 2 and set in Middle-earth's "Second Age," thousands ...
01:44 am - Mon, May 16, 2022
Slashdot Twitter Turns Its Privacy Policy Into a Videogame about a Dog
What did you think of Twitter Data Dash? The Guardian describes it as "a Super Nintendo-style browser game that recaps Twitter's private policy." And the Verge applauds the game — released Wedne...
10:39 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Luna Cryptocurrency's Collapse Led to Multi-Million-Dollar Exploits, Closure of a Crypto Money Market
The Record reports that the decentralized money market Venus Protocol "announced on Thursday evening about $11 million had been lost due to people exploiting the historic collapse of the Luna cryptocu...
09:39 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Georgia Gets a Second Electric Vehicle Facility? Hyundai Plans $7B Plant
Hyundai is expected to announce that it's building "a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia," reports the Associated Press, citing a U.S. official "familiar with the anticipated announ...
08:39 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Downed Russian Fighters Said to Be Found With Basic GPS 'Taped To the Dashboards'
An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider:Wrecked Russian fighter jets are being found with rudimentary GPS receivers "taped to the dashboards" in Ukraine because their inbuilt navigation systems ar...
07:39 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Report: 'Nvidia's LHR Limiter Has Fallen, But Gamers Shouldn't Worry'
Slashdot reader Hmmmmmm shared this report from Hot Hardware:When Nvidia launched its Ampere Lite Hash Rate (LHR) graphics card with the feared Ethereum anti-mining limiter, the world knew it was only...
06:39 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Why This California Commission Unanimously Rejected a New Water Desalination Plant
Calfornia already has 12 water desalination plants — with 15 more proposed, one local news station reported last year. "These plants, which experts say weren't viable or aren't as needed as they...
05:34 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot How Industrial Light & Magic Helped Resurrect ABBA with Digital ABBA-Tars
"After they broke up four decades ago, ABBA famously refused all kinds of money for reunion ABBA-tars and performances," writes Rolling Stone. "But a few years ago, British entrepreneur Simon Fuller p...
04:34 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Surprise: Microsoft Has a Second Internal-Use-Only Linux Distro
ZDNet reports there's more than just the one Microsoft-created Linux distribution for internal use only called CBL (Common Base Linux) Mariner. "It turns out there's another Microsoft-developed Linux ...
03:34 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Facing High Demand, Texas Asks 26 Million to Use Less Electricity This Weekend
Friday a heat wave hit Texas — prompting the non-profit that manages power for Texas's 26 million customers to...ask them to use less of it. "The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) ma...
02:34 pm - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot How Ukraine Uses Facial Recognition Technology to Identify Dead Russian Soldiers and War Criminals
"Ukraine is using facial recognition technology to identify bodies of Russian soldiers killed in war," reads the chyron on CNN's latest video report. It explains how Ukraine is using the technology "b...
11:34 am - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Alternative to Google's Search Results?
"I first heard about Google here on Slashdot," writes Captain Chad (Slashdot reader #102,831). "At the time I was using AltaVista for web searches, but Google immediately proved its superiority."Now 2...
07:33 am - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Red Hat CEO: Remote Working is 'Just Another Day' to the Open Source World
Red Hat's CEO/president Paul Cormier assessed the last two years in a speech at this week's Red Hat Summit. "Globally we saw nearly every industry go to 100% remote working overnight."Regardless of in...
03:39 am - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Gunman Livestreams Killing of 10 On Twitch - After Radicalization On 4chan
Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: 10 people were killed in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York this afternoon — and three more were injured — by a guman who livestreamed the massacre on ...
12:39 am - Sun, May 15, 2022
Slashdot Elon Musk Warns Twitter Users, 'You Are Being Manipulated by the Algorithm'
Twitter's potential new owner just made this announcement to his 93.1 million followers. "Very important to fix your Twitter feed," the annoncement began:1. Tap home button.2. Tap stars on upper right...
10:42 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Nuclear Energy: the Case Against
"We do not need to plunge headlong into a nuclear future," argues Serhii Plokhy, author of the book Atoms and Ashes: From Bikini Atoll to Fukushima. He notes Belgium's adding a 10-year extension to th...
09:42 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot America's FAA Shifts Gears Slightly on Certifying Future 'Flying Taxi' Pilots
Flying cars — or even electric flying taxis — are the dream of several well-funded manufacturers building "electric vertical-takeoff and landing aircraft" (or eVTOLs). But will they face s...
08:42 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Should Social Networks Let You Take Your Followers to Other Services?
The Washington Post reports on the "My Friends My Data" coalition, a group of start-up founders "working to push tech giants to adopt a new industry-wide standard that would allow users to transfer th...
07:42 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot CentOS Successor Rocky Linux Gets $26M to Fund Push Into Enterprise Space
"CIQ has landed $26 million in funding to support its plans to expand the use of Rocky Linux in the enterprise space," reports ZDNet.Last year, Red Hat decided to stop supporting CentOS 8 and shifted ...
06:42 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Are Exploiting WordPress Tools to Hawk Scams
"If you've visited a website in recent days and been randomly redirected to the same pages with sketchy "resources" or unwanted ads, it's likely the site in question was 1) built with WordPress tools ...
05:34 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Want to Run Python Code in a Browser? Soon You Might Be Able To
ZDNet reports news from PyCon 2022 ("the first in-person meet-up for Python contributors since 2019 due to the pandemic") "Developers revisited the idea of running Python code in the browser...."CPyth...
04:34 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot After 28 Flights, Is NASA's 'Ingenuity' Mars Helicopter Nearing the End of Its Life?
After traveling 300 miles on the underbelly of the Perseverance rover, the "Ingenuity" helicopter has made 28 different flights over the surface of Mars, reports the Washington Post, staying aloft for...
03:34 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot FAA Revokes Certificates of Two Pilots Involved in Plane-Swapping Attempt
Whatever happened to those two pilots who attempted to swap planes in mid-air — skydiving from one to the other while the planes slowly tumbled toward the desert 65 miles southeast of Phoenix? O...
02:34 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Security Expert Nabs Expired Domain for a Popular NPM Library's Email Address
"Security consultant Lance Vick recently acquired the expired domain used by the maintainer of a widely used NPM package," reports the Register, "to remind the JavaScript community that the NPM Regist...
01:00 pm - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot White House Joins OpenSSF, Linux Foundation In Securing Open-Source Software
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Securing the open-source software supply chain is a huge deal. Last year, the Biden administration issued an executive order to improve software supply ...
10:00 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Classic Japanese Audio Brand Onkyo Files For Bankruptcy
Onkyo, one of the best-known Japanese manufacturers of home theater equipment, has "filed for bankruptcy at Osaka District Court on Friday, with total liabilities of around 3.1 billion yen ($24 millio...
07:00 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot House of Representatives To Give Staff Free Peloton Memberships
schwit1 shares a report: The House of Representatives [...] will provide taxpayer-funded Peloton memberships to all of its staff, costing taxpayers roughly $100,000 per month. The move comes one year ...
03:30 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Are Using SEO To Rank Malicious PDFs On Search Engines, Research Finds
An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Today, researchers at security service edge provider, Netskope, published the Netskope Cloud and Threat Report: Global Cloud and Malware Trends, w...
02:02 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot San Francisco Police Are Using Driverless Cars As Mobile Surveillance Cameras
BeerFartMoron shares a report from Motherboard: For the last five years, driverless car companies have been testing their vehicles on public roads. These vehicles constantly roam neighborhoods while l...
01:25 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot AT&T Is About To Get Away With Its Bogus $1.99 'Administrative Fee'
Sean Hollister writes via The Verge: Since 2013, AT&T has quietly bilked customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars with a bogus "administrative fee," a fee it more than doubled to $1.99 a m...
12:45 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Samsung Is Reportedly Planning To Raise Chip Prices By 20%
Samsung is currently considering raising the cost of its semiconductor products by up to 20%, as well as those it manufactures for other companies, which would ultimately lead to consumers paying more...
12:02 am - Sat, May 14, 2022
Slashdot Ex-eBay Exec Pleads Guilty To Terrorizing Couple With Spiders, Funeral Wreaths
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A former eBay executive pleaded guilty on Thursday to participating in a scheme to terrorize the creators of an online newsletter that included t...
11:20 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Startup Raises $17 Million To Develop Smart Gun
Biofire Technologies has raised $17 million in seed funding to further develop its smart gun, which uses a fingerprint sensor to unlock the trigger. Axios reports: Biofire's guns only can be fired by ...
10:40 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Google Announces Flutter 3, Now With macOS and Linux Desktop Support
An anonymous reader quotes a report from XDA Developers: Google created Flutter a number of years ago, with the aim to make a cross-platform software framework. Flutter's biggest strength is that it c...
10:02 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot How Much Will It Cost To Secure Open-Source Software? OpenSSF Says $147.9 Million
Today at the Open Source Software Security Summit II in Washington, D.C., OpenSSF announced an ambitious, multipronged plan with 10 key goals to better secure the entire open-source software ecosystem...
09:25 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Calling a Man Bald Counts as Sexual Harassment, UK Judge Rules
Calling a man bald can now be classed as sexual harassment, a U.K. employment tribunal judge has ruled. From a report: Three members of the tribunal who decided on the ruling, and alluded to their own...
08:46 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal 'Temporarily On Hold Over Spam'
Third Position shares a report from The Verge: Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is "temporarily on hold" after the social network reported that false or spam accounts comprised less than 5 perce...
08:05 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Facebook-Owner Meta Tells Hardware Staffers To Prepare for Cutbacks
Facebook-owner Meta Platforms is preparing cutbacks in its Reality Labs division, a unit at the center of the company's strategy to refocus on hardware products and the "metaverse," a spokesperson con...
07:28 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot PC and Laptop Displays Are Working Toward 480 Hz
An anonymous reader shares a report: If you've ever looked at a 360 Hz monitor and thought, "This isn't fast enough," here's something to look forward to. While we've seen monitor prototypes surpass 3...
06:46 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Samsung 'Expert' Fired After Speaking Up About Working For Free
An anonymous reader shares a report: On April 14th, The Verge published a story about how Samsung's "Experts," who answer customer chats at Samsung.com, were being pushed by both Samsung and staffing ...
06:09 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot US Warns of Discrimination in Using AI To Screen Job Candidates
The federal government says that artificial intelligence technology to screen new job candidates or monitor worker productivity can unfairly discriminate against people with disabilities, sending a wa...
05:32 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Apple Testing iPhones That Ditch Lightning Ports in Favor of USB-C
Apple is testing future iPhone models that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing people with knowledge of the situation...
05:26 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Apple Testing iPhones That Ditch Lightning Ports in Favor of USB-C
Apple is testing future iPhone models that replace the current Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing people with knowledge of the situation...
04:41 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Germany Affirms Crypto Sold After One Year Is Tax-free
Crypto investors in Germany won't pay tax on sales of digital assets such as bitcoin and ether -- as long as they're held for more than one year. From a report: Germany's Federal Ministry of Finance s...
04:02 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot EU Governments, Lawmakers Agree on Tougher Cybersecurity Rules for Key Sectors
EU countries and lawmakers agreed on Friday to tougher cybersecurity rules for large energy, transport and financial firms, digital providers and medical device makers amid concerns about cyber attack...
03:27 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Considers Pay Raises To Stay Competitive
Microsoft is reportedly thinking about bumping many employees' pay, following similar moves from other tech giants, in a bid to stay competitive with its rivals. From a report: Citing two unnamed sour...
03:23 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Considers Pay Raises To Stay Competitive
Microsoft is reportedly thinking about bumping many employees' pay, following similar moves from other tech giants, in a bid to stay competitive with its rivals. From a report: Citing two unnamed sour...
02:47 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot DOJ Loses Bid To Sanction Google for Withholding Documents
Alphabet's Google dodged court sanctions after it was called out by the Justice Department for hiding documents from government lawyers. From a report: U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington sai...
02:42 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot DOJ Loses Bid To Sanction Google for Withholding Documents
Alphabet's Google dodged court sanctions after it was called out by the Justice Department for hiding documents from government lawyers. From a report: U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta in Washington sai...
02:10 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot NSA Says 'No Backdoor' for Spies in New US Encryption Scheme
The US is readying new encryption standards that will be so ironclad that even the nation's top code-cracking agency says it won't be able to bypass them. From a report: The National Security Agency h...
02:04 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot NSA Says 'No Backdoor' for Spies in New US Encryption Scheme
The US is readying new encryption standards that will be so ironclad that even the nation's top code-cracking agency says it won't be able to bypass them. From a report: The National Security Agency h...
01:00 pm - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot A Colony of Blue-Green Algae Can Power a Computer For Six Months
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Interesting Engineering: Researchers from the University of Cambridge have managed to run a computer for six months, using blue-green algae as a power source. ...
10:00 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Promising Early Results From Largest-Ever Trial Testing LSD For Anxiety
Biopharmaceutical company MindMed has announced the first topline data from a novel Phase 2 trial testing high doses of LSD as a treatment for anxiety. The results indicate one to two LSD sessions can...
07:00 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Virgin Orbit Is Assembling a Fleet of Boeing 747 Jets To Launch More Rockets Into Space
Virgin Orbit is assembling a fleet of modified 747 jets, the company announced Tuesday, ordering two new modified cargo airframes to help launch more rockets into space. CNBC reports: The company is a...
03:30 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Report: 'Carbon Bombs' Are Poised To Screw Us Over Big Time
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Oil and gas companies are gearing up to invest in so many new projects that they'll blow away potential progress to mitigate emissions and stop worst-...
02:10 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot US Secretly Issued Subpoena To Access Reporter's Phone Records
The US justice department secretly issued a subpoena to gain access to details of the phone account of a Guardian reporter as part of an aggressive leak investigation into media stories about an offic...
01:30 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot Google's New Android Auto Interface Works With Any Screen Size
At Google I/O, the company said their Android Auto car interface app is now "built to adapt to any screen size." Ars Technica reports: Google says "there are three main functionalities that drivers pr...
12:50 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot 'It's 2022, Phones Should Be Built To Last Five Years or More'
Robert Triggs, writing for AndroidAuthority: In 2022, there's now a multifaceted argument in favor of a new approach to smartphone manufacturing. One which focuses on long-term support for both hardwa...
12:10 am - Fri, May 13, 2022
Slashdot FBI Told Israel It Wanted Pegasus Hacking Tool For Investigations
The F.B.I. informed the Israeli government in a 2018 letter that it had purchased Pegasus, the notorious hacking tool, to collect data from mobile phones to aid ongoing investigations, the clearest do...
11:30 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Apple Is No Longer the World's Most Valuable Company
Oil giant Saudi Aramco on Wednesday surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable firm. CNBC reports: Aramco's market valuation was just under $2.43 trillion on Wednesday, according to FactSet, which c...
10:50 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Anonymous Social Media App Yik Yak Exposed Users' Precise Locations
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The anonymous message board app Yik Yak is designed in a way that it is possible to get the precise location of a user's post, and see users' uniq...
10:10 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Disney Adds Almost 8 Million New Subscribers
Disney added 7.9 million new subscribers to its Disney Plus streaming service during the first three months of 2022, the company announced (PDF) in its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday. The Verge repor...
09:30 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Apple iPod Creator Warns the Metaverse Will Encourage Trolls, Damage Human Interaction
Tony Fadell, Apple's iPod creator and Nest co-founder, warns the metaverse risks creating more trolls and damaging human interaction. The BBC reports: The virtual reality-based metaverse removes the a...
08:50 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal
An anonymous reader quotes a report from KrebsOnSecurity: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal th...
08:10 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot US Senator Introduces Bill To Strip Disney of Special Copyright Protections
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., is introducing legislation that would strip the Walt Disney Company of special copyright protections granted to the corporation by Congress, while also limiting the length of ...
07:35 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Terraform Restarts Blockchain Behind UST Stablecoin, Luna
Terraform Labs restarted the Terra blockchain following a software update to help avoid attacks against the network in the wake of the collapse of its algorithmic stablecoin and the related Luna token...
06:45 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Bay Area Startup Offers $800-a-Month Bunk Bed 'Pods' in Shared Home
For $800 a month you could live in a tiny bunk bed-style pod with 13 other roommates in the Bay Area. From a report: Eight-month-old startup Brownstone Shared Housing has come under the spotlight this...
06:11 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Twitter CEO Pushes Out Top Execs, Freezes Hiring
Twitter is shaking up its top leadership. The first move came as consumer product leader Kayvon Beykpour announced on Twitter that current CEO Parag Agrawal "asked me to leave after letting me know th...
05:27 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot US Cities Are Backing Off Banning Facial Recognition as Crime Rises
Facial recognition is making a comeback in the United States as bans to thwart the technology and curb racial bias in policing come under threat amid a surge in crime and increased lobbying from devel...
04:45 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Cress Seeds Grown in Moon Dust Raise Hopes for Lunar Crops
The prospect of growing crops on the moon has edged a little closer after researchers nurtured plants -- some more successfully than others -- in lunar soil for the first time. From a report: Scientis...
04:06 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Yellen Says Fed Can Bring Down Inflation Without Causing Recession
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that she believes the Federal Reserve can bring down inflation without causing a recession because of a strong U.S. job market and household balance sheets, l...
03:33 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Cryptocurrency Luna Now Almost Worthless After Controversial Stablecoin It Is Linked To Loses Peg
Luna, the sister cryptocurrency of controversial stablecoin TerraUSD, has collapsed to nearly $0. From a report: TerraUSD, or UST, has been dragged into the spotlight in the last few days after the so...
02:50 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Global Crypto Regulation Body Likely in Next Year, Top Official Says
Global market regulators are likely to launch a joint body within the next year to better co-ordinate cryptocurrency rules, a senior watchdog official has said. From a report: Ashley Alder, chair of t...
02:00 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot The Milky Way's Black Hole Comes to Light
Astronomers announced today that they had pierced the veil of darkness and dust at the center of our Milky Way galaxy to capture the first picture of "the gentle giant" dwelling there: A supermassive ...
01:00 pm - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Google Cloud Launches AlloyDB, a New Fully-Managed PostgreSQL Database Service
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Google today announced the launch of AlloyDB, a new fully-managed PostgreSQL-compatible database service that the company claims to be twice as fas...
10:00 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Blocking Inflammation May Lead To Chronic Pain
Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to researchers from McGill University and colleagues in Italy. Neuroscience ...
07:00 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Cleaner Air Leads To More Atlantic Hurricanes, Study Finds
Cleaner air in United States and Europe is brewing more Atlantic hurricanes, a new U.S. government study found. The Associated Press reports: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study ...
03:30 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Unusual Quantum State of Matter Observed For the First Time
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: It's not every day that someone comes across a new state of matter in quantum physics, the scientific field devoted to describing the behavior of ato...
02:20 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Gravity Signals Could Detect Earthquakes At the Speed of Light
sciencehabit shares a report from Science.org: Two minutes after the world's biggest tectonic plate shuddered off the coast of Japan, the country's meteorological agency issued its final warning to ab...
01:40 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Appeals Court Rules Texas Social Media Law Can Proceed
A three-person panel of federal appeals court judges is letting a Texas law aimed at punishing social media companies for alleged anti-conservative bias go into effect for now. From a report: In a rul...
01:00 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot Google Paying More Than 300 EU Publishers For News
Google has signed deals to pay more than 300 publishers in Germany, France and four other EU countries for their news and will roll out a tool to make it easier for others to sign up too, the company ...
12:20 am - Thu, May 12, 2022
Slashdot End-To-End Encryption Is Coming To Google Messages Group Texts
Google is expanding end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to include group texts in the Messages app. The feature will be available as an open beta later this year. Engadget reports: Google hasn't revealed mor...
11:40 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Windows 11's Sound Recorder Is Bringing Back Features Removed Years Ago
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Windows' Sound Recorder app has gone through a few iterations since its initial release in Windows 3.0 back in 1990, when it launched as a simple...
11:00 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Nvidia Transitioning To Official, Open-Source Linux GPU Kernel Driver
Nvidia is publishing their Linux GPU kernel modules as open-source and will be maintaining it moving forward. Phoronix's Michael Larabel reports: To much excitement and a sign of the times, the embarg...
10:20 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Google Launches Google Wallet To Help You Store Your Credit Cards, Tickets and More
At its I/O developer conference, Google today launched Google Wallet, a new Android and Wear OS app that will allow users to store things like credit cards, loyalty cards, digital IDs, transit passes,...
09:40 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Senate Confirms Bedoya To FTC, Establishing Democratic Majority
The Senate has voted to confirm privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. The confirmation secures a Democratic voting majority at the agency tasked by the Biden administration wit...
09:02 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot El Salvador's Bitcoin Losses Swell To 28% As Bukele Buys More
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: President Nayib Bukele's Bitcoin gambit is becoming onerous for cash-strapped El Salvador but that isn't stopping him from adding to his stockpile. ...
08:25 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Google Shows Early Preview of Augmented Reality Glasses
Alphabet's Google, which failed to find a consumer audience for its internet-connected glasses about a decade ago, on Wednesday presented a prototype of augmented reality glasses aimed at the general ...
07:50 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Google Announces Its First Smartwatch, a New Budget Phone
Google announced several new gadgets during its I/O developer conference on Wednesday, including its long-awaited Pixel Watch, a new budget Pixel 6a phone and headphones. It also teased its flagship P...
07:11 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Google Will Release a Pixel Tablet in 2023
Offering a sneak preview of the Pixel 7 wasn't enough, so Google's really leaning in. Today at I/O, the company announced that it's returning to the tablet business with a new device set for, get this...
06:01 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Google Is Remaking Search, Maps for the TikTok Generation
Alphabet's Google unveiled a series of planned upgrades to its search and maps services revealing the company's augmented reality ambitions -- and its appeal to a generation of internet users drifting...
04:48 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot UST's Do Kwon Was Behind Earlier Failed Stablecoin, Ex-Terra Colleagues Say
Do Kwon, the CEO of Terra creator Terraform Labs, was one of the pseudonymous co-founders behind the failed algorithmic stablecoin Basis Cash, CoinDesk reported Wednesday. From the report: Basis Cash ...
04:00 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot New EU Rules Would Require Chat Apps To Scan Private Messages for Child Abuse
The European Commission has proposed controversial new regulation that would require chat apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to selectively scan users' private messages for child sexual abuse m...
03:21 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase Warns Bankruptcy Could Wipe Out User Funds
An anonymous reader shares a report: Hidden away in Coinbase Global's disappointing first-quarter earnings report -- in which the U.S.'s largest cryptocurrency exchange reported a quarterly loss of $4...
02:52 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Luna Nosedives Under $2, Loses 98% Of Its Value As TerraUSD Struggles To Regain Its Dollar Peg
Following a day in which teetering stablecoin TerraUST (UST) bounced around $.90, it resumed its free-fall overnight to approach $0.30 before recovering partly to $.43 this morning. From a report: How...
02:05 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase CEO Says India Central Bank's 'Informal Pressure' Prompted Trading Halt
Coinbase halted trading service in India because of "informal pressure" from the Reserve Bank of India, the crypto exchange's chief executive said on Tuesday, addressing the notable Indian episode for...
01:00 pm - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Discover Unexplained Abundance of Rare Nuclear Fusion Fuel on Earth
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Scientists have discovered evidence that a key rare resource, called helium-3, is potentially ten times more common on Earth than previously known...
10:00 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Give Earth a 50-50 Chance of Hitting Key Warming Mark By 2026
The world is creeping closer to the warming threshold international agreements are trying to prevent, with nearly a 50-50 chance that Earth will temporarily hit that temperature mark within the next f...
07:00 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Research Finds Over 1.5 Million 'Abandoned' Mobile Apps
ellithligraw writes: Analytics company Pixalate found that there are over 1.5 million abandoned iOS and Android apps. This analysis comes after Apple's announcement of changes to their App Store for a...
03:30 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot The Ocean Is Starting To Lose Its Memory, Scientists Warn
An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: The oceans that surround us are transforming. As our climate changes, the world's waters are shifting too, with abnormalities evident not only in...
02:02 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Lawmakers Offer Bill To Regulate Volume of Commercials On Streaming Services
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) on Tuesday introduced a bill to regulate the volume of commercials shown on streaming platforms. The Hill reports: The bill is known as ...
01:25 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot Jeffrey Snover Claims Microsoft Demoted Him For Inventing PowerShell
PowerShell inventor Jeffrey Snover has aired some grievances about how his indispensable tool once got him demoted. The Register reports: The Microsoft Technical Fellow discussed the incident in a wee...
12:45 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot ICE 'Now Operates As a Domestic Surveillance Agency,' Think Tank Says
Although it's supposed to be restricted by surveillance rules at local, state and federal levels, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has built up a mass surveillance system that includes detail...
12:02 am - Wed, May 11, 2022
Slashdot UK, US, and EU Officially Blame Russia For Cyberattack Targeting Viasat
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Sky News: The UK, US and EU have formally accused Russia of being behind a cyber attack targeting a satellite communications network used in Ukraine. Businesse...
11:20 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Podcasting Will Be Worth $4 Billion By 2024
According to figures from trade group IAB and PwC, the podcast advertising business in the United States is expected to grow to an estimated $4.2 billion in 2024. Variety reports: The sector hit $1.45...
10:40 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Google Explains Why It's All In On Matter, the First True Smart Home Standard
Matter is a new open-source, interoperability smart home standard that's been created by over 200 companies to allow all of your devices to communicate with each other locally, without the need for a ...
10:02 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Valve Loses Bid To End Antitrust Case Over Steam Gaming Platform
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg Law: Valve must face antitrust litigation over claims that "most favored nation" policies for its Steam distribution platform have driven up video ga...
09:25 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Google, Microsoft and Yahoo Back New York Ban on Controversial Search Warrants
A coalition of tech giants, including Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, have pledged support for a New York bill that would ban the use of controversial search warrants that can identify people based on th...
08:45 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Sony and Nintendo Videogame Machines To Be in Short Supply Again This Year
Sony and Nintendo said their flagship videogame machines are likely to be in short supply all year owing to component shortages, extending a problem that has plagued both companies. From a report: "Th...
08:05 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot 'Crypto Muggings': Thieves in London Target Digital Investors By Taking Phones
Thieves are targeting digital currency investors on the street in a wave of "crypto muggings," police have warned, with victims reporting that thousands of pounds have been stolen after their mobile p...
07:25 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Tech YouTubers Are Stepping Up a War Against Indian Scam Call Centers
An anonymous reader writes: Former NASA engineer Mark Rober builds some awesome stuff on his YouTube channel, like devious squirrel mazes, but his most popular video series is the annual glitter bomb,...
06:48 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Intel Unveils 7 New 12th Gen Intel Core HX Mobile Processors
Intel announced seven new mobile processors for the 12th Gen Intel Core mobile family at its Intel Vision event today. From a report: The 12th Gen Intel Core HX processors use desktop-caliber silicon ...
06:14 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Musk Says He Would Reverse Twitter's Permanent Ban on Trump
Twitter was "foolish in the extreme" in kicking former US President Donald Trump off its service, and permanent bans should be extremely rare, said Elon Musk, who has agreed to acquire the social medi...
05:32 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot EA Sports To Rename FIFA Video Game Series After Failing To Reach Agreement
EA Sports will rename their popular FIFA game series after they failed to extend their partnership with world football's governing body. From a report: The Athletic revealed in October that EA Sports ...
04:50 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot The iPod is Dead
An anonymous reader shares a report: Last October marked 20 years of the iPod. It's a remarkable run in the cutthroat, always-iterating world of consumer electronics. And while it's undoubtedly true t...
04:12 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Bolt Built $11 Billion Payment Business on Inflated Metrics and Eager Investors
The start-up has had a meteoric rise, thanks to its charismatic co-founder, Ryan Breslow. But he sometimes stretched the truth to get there. From a report: In just over three years, Bolt has soared in...
03:27 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot IBM Wants Its Quantum Supercomputers Running at 4,000-Plus Qubits by 2025
An anonymous reader shares a report: Forty years after it first began to dabble in quantum computing, IBM is ready to expand the technology out of the lab and into more practical applications -- like ...
02:52 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Netflix Tells Employees Ads May Come by the End of 2022
Netflix could introduce its lower-priced ad-supported tier by the end of the year, a more accelerated timeline than originally indicated, the company told employees in a recent note. From a report: In...
02:02 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot House Panel To Hold Public Hearing on Unexplained Aerial Sightings
A House subcommittee is scheduled to hold next week the first open congressional hearing on unidentified aerial vehicles in more than half a century, with testimony from two top defense intelligence o...
01:00 pm - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot US Copyright Office Seeks Input On Mandatory DMCA 'Upload Filters'
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: The U.S. Copyright Office has launched a public consultation to evaluate whether it's wise to make certain technical protection measures mandator...
10:00 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Google Play Users In Russia Can No Longer Update Or Download Paid Apps
Back in March, Google halted Android app and subscription purchases in Russia due to sanctions. Google Play is now "blocking the downloading of paid apps and updates to paid apps in Russia starting Ma...
07:00 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images
During a press conference Monday morning, NASA provided an update on the status of the Webb Space Telescope and released images from the telescope that put Webb's progress on dazzling display. Gizmodo...
03:30 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Magnets Made By Soil Bacteria Offer Hope For Breast and Prostate Cancer
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists are developing magnetically guided microscopic projectiles that can be injected into patients' blood to attack breast, prostate and ot...
02:02 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot China Wants Its Youth To Stop Giving Livestreamers Money
China's internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), has published guidelines that aim to stop minors from giving tips or other forms of payment to livestreamers, watching after 1...
01:25 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Recommends People Uninstall Optional Windows 11 Update KB5012643
DrunkenTerror shares a report from ExtremeTech: Microsoft is advising Windows 11 users to uninstall a recent update. Reports indicated the optional update KB5012643 is causing various apps to crash. T...
12:45 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Pirate Site Blocking Is Making Its Way Into Free Trade Agreements
The new free trade agreement between Australia and the UK includes a site blocking paragraph. The text requires the countries to provide injunctive relief to require ISPs to prevent subscribers from a...
12:02 am - Tue, May 10, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Are Actively Exploiting BIG-IP Vulnerability With a 9.8 Severity Rating
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Researchers are marveling at the scope and magnitude of a vulnerability that hackers are actively exploiting to take full control of network devi...
11:20 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Facebook To Discontinue 'Nearby Friends' and Other Location-Based Features
Facebook on Thursday began informing users that Nearby Friends and other location-based features will soon be discontinued at the end of the month. While the reasons are currently unclear, the company...
10:40 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Hackers Are Now Hiding Malware In Windows Event Logs
Security researchers have noticed a malicious campaign that used Windows event logs to store malware, a technique that has not been previously documented publicly for attacks in the wild. BleepingComp...
10:02 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Clearview AI Agrees To Limit Sales of Facial Recognition Data In the US
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Notorious facial recognition company Clearview AI has agreed to permanently halt sales of its massive biometric database to all private companies and...
09:25 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Europe's First Psychedelic Drug Trial Firm To Open in London
Europe's first commercial facility for psychedelic drug trials is to open in London, with the goal of making the UK a global leader in psychedelics research and innovation. From a report: The British ...
08:46 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Match Sues Google Over App Store Billing Rules
Match Group accused Alphabet's Google in a lawsuit of acting as a monopolist with its app store billing rules, the latest escalation in a brawl over the mobile-app industry. From a report: Match Group...
08:09 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Congress Urged To Ease Immigration for Foreign Science Talent
More than four dozen former national security leaders are calling on Congress to exempt international advanced technical degree holders from green card caps in a bid to maintain U.S. science and tech ...
07:25 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Low-Wage Earners To Get High-Speed Internet For $30 in Biden Program
echo123 writes: Twenty Internet providers, including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, have agreed to provide high-speed service at a steep discount to low-income consumers, the White House announced Mon...
06:45 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Price of Algorithmic Stablecoin UST Drops 2% Below Dollar Peg
The algorithmic stablecoin UST briefly fell 2% below its peg to the US dollar on Monday, according to data from crypto exchange Binance -- the fourth significant drop below its peg in the last two day...
06:11 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Illinois College, Hit By Ransomware Attack, To Shut Down
Lincoln College is scheduled to close its doors Friday, becoming the first U.S. institution of higher learning to shut down in part due to a ransomware attack. From a report: A goodbye note posted to ...
05:27 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot 40K Developers Criticised Over Twitch Drops
Complex Games, the developers of the new Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate -- Daemonhunters, have issued a statement to frustrated players after running a campaign where certain in-game items were only ava...
04:42 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Uber CEO Tells Staff Company Will Cut Down on Costs, Treat Hiring as a 'Privilege'
Uber will cut back on spending and focus on becoming a leaner business to address a "seismic shift" in investor sentiment, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email obtained by CNBC. From the r...
04:05 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot The Tech Industry's Epic Two-Year Run Sputters
Investors are divided about whether technology companies are set for a deep retrenchment or if growth is simply slowing from pandemic highs. From a report: The technology industry, which powered the U...
03:26 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Instagram To Start Testing NFTs With Select Creators this Week
Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced today that the platform is going to start testing NFTs with select creators in the United States this week. From a report: Mosseri noted that there will be no fee...
02:45 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Pentagon's China Warning Prompts Calls To Vet US Funding of Startups
Congress may soon require government agencies to vet tech startups seeking federal funding, after a Defense Department study found China is exploiting a popular program that funds innovation among sma...
02:00 pm - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot NSO Group Keeping Owners 'in the Dark', Manager Says
Israeli spyware company NSO Group has stonewalled questions over whether it is operating legally, according to consultants acting on behalf of the controversial company's owners. From a report: Berkel...
11:34 am - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Layoffs and a Silicon Valley Sell-Off Create Shaky Low-Valued 'Unicorn Zombies'
"After years of sky-high valuations, Silicon Valley is engulfed in its worst sell-off since the 2008 stock market crash," reports NBC News. On Twitter, VC David Sacks (a former PayPal executive) even ...
07:34 am - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot NASA Releases New Black Hole Visualizations - and Sonifications - as Astronomers Study X-Ray Echoes
NASA has released some surprisingly colorful visualization of black holes. Digital Trends explains their origins:We're coming to the end of Black Hole Week, NASA's celebration of the beastly cosmic mo...
04:34 am - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Oracle Java Popularity Sliding, Reports New Relic
InfoWorld reports that "While still the industry's leading Java distribution, Oracle Java's popularity is half what it was just two years ago, according to a report from application monitoring company...
03:04 am - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Mining Capital Coin CEO Indicted for Allegedly Running a Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme
American's Justice Department announced Friday that the CEO of Mining Capital Coin, "a purported cryptocurrency mining and investment platform," has been indicted "for allegedly orchestrating a $62 mi...
01:34 am - Mon, May 9, 2022
Slashdot Cryptocurrency Markets Drop $200B, Bitcoin Down 50% Since November
40 days ago Bitcoin sold for $47,454. It's price now is $34,007 — a drop of 28%. About a third of that drop happened this week, as "Bitcoin, ethereum and other major cryptocurrencies have fallen...
11:13 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot McEnroe vs. McEnroe: Tennis Legend Plays Against AI-Powered Avatars of Himself
A special ESPN+ show Saturday brought back John McEnroe "to face his ultimate opponent. Himself." TechCrunch reports:The 45-minute film will showcase how the match was created using a combination of a...
10:08 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Try Injecting Tumor-Fighting Viruses Coated in Magnets Made By Soil Bacteria
To attack tumors, the Guardian reports, "scientists are developing magnetically guided microscopic projectiles that can be injected into patients' blood."The project — led by researchers at Shef...
09:02 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Got a Coupon For That College Course? Marketing Gimmicks Come To Higher Ed
"A decade ago, it would have been hard to imagine a college handing out coupons or running limited-time offers," notes the education site EdSurge. "College was something you applied to get into, and e...
08:01 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Apple's Return-to-Office Policy Leaves Many Workers Unhappy, AI Expert Quits
Apple's director of machine learning, Ian Goodfellow, "is leaving the company due to its return to work policy," reports a tech reporter for the Verge. "In a note to staff, he said 'I believe strongly...
06:34 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Doctor Who's 14th Time Lord Announced for 60th-Anniversary Season
Doctor Who's newest incarnation has been announced. Replacing Jodie Whittaker — and becoming the 14th Doctor Who — is 29-year-old Netflix star Ncuti Gatwa. (In 2020 the Scottish branch of ...
05:34 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot (Mostly) Open Source SteamOS Forked into Homegrown ISO For Other Machines
"While Valve has yet to actually release a proper ISO for SteamOS 3 used on the Steam Deck, others have been taking it into their own hands to provide," reports GamingOnLinux, "like with the new HoloI...
04:34 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Fired Six Managers After Union Vote - but Large Shareholders Plan Confrontation with Board
"Amazon has reportedly fired over half a dozen senior managers who were involved in a New York warehouse union," reports the Guardian, noting that the firings happened shortly after the Staten Island ...
03:34 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Russia Hit With 'Unprecedented' Breaches By Pro-Ukrainian Cyberattackers
This week the Washington Post described Russia as "struggling under an unprecedented hacking wave" — with one survey finding Russia is now the world's leader for leaked sensitive data (such as p...
02:34 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot GNOME Patent Troll Gets Stripped of Patent Rights
An anonymous Slashdot reader writes: Remember that patent lawsuit filed against GNOME's Shotwell in 2019? An enterprising open source lawyer has challenged it within the patent office and gotten the w...
01:04 pm - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot California Energy Officials Warn of Possible Blackouts This Summer For Up To 4M
Reuters reports:California energy officials on Friday issued a sober forecast for the state's electrical grid, saying it lacks sufficient capacity to keep the lights on this summer and beyond if heatw...
11:34 am - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Giving Old Dams New Life Could Spark an Energy Boom
"Extreme drought has drastically reduced reservoir levels and is causing a decline in electricity production from hydropower," reports the Washington Post. "Yet while climate change has parched the We...
07:34 am - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Programmers, Managers, Agile, and Failures: Software's Long Crisis
A UCLA assistant professor of Information Studies just published a short history of software engineering in Logic magazine — titled "Agile and the Long Crisis of Software." It begins by describi...
03:34 am - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot Is Plastic Recycling a Myth?
Last week California's Attorney General accused the fossil fuel/petrochemical industries of "perpetuating a myth that recycling can solve the plastics crisis," Reuters reports, and even launched an in...
01:34 am - Sun, May 8, 2022
Slashdot California's Population Declined in Pandemic's Second Year
America's most populous state is shrinking — at least a little. The Associated Press reports:With an estimated 39,185,605 residents, California is still the U.S.'s most populous state, putting i...
10:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot 70-Year-Old Cyberpunk: 'This Interview Is a Mistake'
Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: He was the co-publisher of the first popular digital culture magazine, MONDO 2000, from 1989–1993. Now as R. U. Sirius approaches his 70th birthday,...
09:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Did the Pandemic Normalize Employee-Monitoring Software?
"Employee monitoring software became the new normal during COVID-19..." writes Australia's public broadcaster ABC, "logging keystrokes and mouse movement, capturing screenshots, tracking location, and...
08:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Another Standardized Test Falls? America's Law Schools Could Stop Using the LSAT
America's law schools "would be given a green light to end admission test requirements," reports the Washington Post, "under a recommendation from a key committee of the American Bar Association that ...
07:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot IBM Finally Announces IBM I Version 7.5
Long-time Slashdot reader slack_justyb writes: IBM announces IBM i (some you of you may know it under the old name of AS/400) 7.5 the first new release in three years since the 7.4 release. One of the...
06:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Will JavaScript Containers Overtake Linux Containers?
"Developers of the Deno JavaScript and TypeScript runtime are exploring the possibility of JavaScript containers — and the JavaScript sandbox itself — as a higher-level alternative to Linu...
05:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot US Labor Board Sees 'Merit' in Complaints Against Amazon as Second Warehouse Fails to Unionize
Amazon defeated an attempt by a second warehouse to unionize, CNBC reports — after "holding mandatory worker meetings to persuade its employees not to unionize." But now the U.S. government's Na...
04:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Millions of Russians are 'Tearing Holes in the Digital Iron Curtain' Using VPNs
After Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, "VPNs have been downloaded in Russia by the hundreds of thousands a day," reports the Washington Post, "a massive surge in demand that represents a direc...
03:35 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot The UK Government's Plan to Rein in Big Tech
The BBC reports:Large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will have to abide by new competition rules in the UK or risk facing huge fines, the government said. The new Digital Markets Unit (DMU...
02:34 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Free Comic Book Day Celebrates Big 20th Year with Many Geek-Friendly Titles
"Comic book nerd Christmas has arrived," quips Mashable, noting this is the big 20th anniversary of Free Comic Book Day. Basically if you walk into your local comic book store on the first Saturday in...
01:00 pm - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Mercedes-Benz Opens Sales of Level 3 Self-Driving System In Germany
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motor1: The two flagship models from Mercedes-Benz, the S-Class and the all-electric EQS, will soon be able to be ordered with conditional self-driving tech in...
10:00 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Heroku Admits That Customer Credentials Were Stolen In Cyberattack
Heroku has now revealed that the stolen GitHub integration OAuth tokens from last month further led to the compromise of an internal customer database. BleepingComputer reports: The Salesforce-owned c...
07:00 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot NASA Needs Your Help Building a VR Mars Simulator
Iamthecheese writes: The Mars XR Operations Support System is a virtual environment making use of [Epic Games'] Unreal Engine 5. [NASA is seeking to gather contributions to "replicate the harsh condit...
03:30 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Rechargeable Molten Salt Battery Freezes Energy In Place For Long-Term Storage
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Scientific American: During spring in the Pacific Northwest, meltwater from thawing snow rushes down rivers and the wind often blows hard. These forces spin th...
02:02 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Swarming Drones Autonomously Navigate a Dense Forest
Chinese researchers show off a swarm of drones collectively navigating a dense forest they've never encountered. TechCrunch reports: Researchers at Zheijang University in Hangzhou have succeeded, howe...
01:25 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Google Docs Crashes On Seeing 'And. And. And. And. And.'
A bug in Google Docs is causing it to crash when a series of words are typed into a document opened with the online word processor. BleepingComputer reports: It's official -- Google Docs crashes at th...
12:45 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Is Sending the TikTok Generation Spiraling Into Debt
SFGATE reports on the alarming rise of "Buy Now, Pay Later" services that are being heavily marketed by influencers and brands on TikTok and Instagram. "Gen Z, in particular, has fallen in love with t...
12:02 am - Sat, May 7, 2022
Slashdot Apple Silicon Exclusively Hit With World-First 'Augury' DMP Vulnerability
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Tom's Hardware: A team of researchers with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Tel Aviv University, and the University of Washington have demonstrated...
11:20 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Judge Dismisses Trump Lawsuit Seeking To Lift Twitter Ban
A judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by former President Donald Trump seeking to lift his ban from Twitter. But San Francisco federal district court Judge James Donato left the door open for Trump an...
10:40 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Kindle Book Purchases Are the Next Google Play Billing Casualty
Following up on its earlier move to pull Audible audiobook purchases from its Play Store app, Amazon is also turning off Kindle digital book purchases on Android. Ars Technica reports: The Google Play...
10:02 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Cable Giants, ISPs, Telcos End Legal Fight Against California's Net Neutrality Law
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Wednesday welcomed the decision by a group of telecom and cable industry associations to abandon their l...
09:25 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Daniel Ek Invests $50 Million Into Spotify: 'I Believe Our Best Days Are Ahead'
Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek said on Friday that he's pouring $50 million into the music streaming service, driving its stock price up by more than 3% to a high of $108.98 per share during regular tra...
08:45 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Frontier Lied About Internet Speeds and 'Ripped Off Customers', FTC Says
The Federal Trade Commission today said it "has moved to stop Internet service provider Frontier Communications from lying to consumers and charging them for high-speed Internet speeds it fails to del...
08:00 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot The US Jobs Market Continues Its Strong Comeback From the Pandemic
The U.S. job market remains red-hot. Employers added 428,000 jobs in April, extending a remarkable comeback in the labor market. From a report: The unemployment rate held steady at 3.6% -- matching it...
07:25 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot US Takes Aim at North Korean Crypto Laundering
The U.S. sanctioned a cryptocurrency swap service on Friday, part of a larger effort to crack down on North Korea's practice of using hackers to steal money for the state. From a report: The sanctions...
06:49 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Wi-Fi 7 Home Mesh Routers Poised To Hit 33Gbps
It's looking increasingly likely that Wi-Fi 7 will be an option next year. This week, Qualcomm joined the list of chipmakers detailing Wi-Fi 7 products they expect to be available to homes and busines...
06:03 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Ukrainians DDoS Russian Vodka Supply Chains
Ukrainian hacktivists reportedly disrupted alcohol shipments in Russia after committing distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against a critical online portal, according to local reports. From ...
05:23 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase's NFT Marketplace Opens To All, But Users Don't Show Up
Coinbase's new marketplace for nonfungible tokens is now officially open to all -- and it's getting off to a very slow start. From a Bloomberg report on Wednesday: After letting in a select number of ...
04:40 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Deliberately Caused Havoc in Australia To Influence New Law, Whistleblowers Say
Last year when Facebook blocked news in Australia in response to potential legislation making platforms pay publishers for content, it also took down the pages of Australian hospitals, emergency servi...
04:03 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Google's Cloud Group Forms Web3 Team To Capitalize on Booming Popularity of Crypto
Google's cloud unit is forming a team to build services for developers running blockchain applications as the company tries to capitalize on the surging popularity of crypto and related projects. From...
03:20 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot A Typo Sent $36 Million of Crypto Into the Ether
An anonymous reader shares a report: One of the key selling points of the blockchain is that it's immutable: Once data is processed, once a transaction occurs, it can't be undone. One of the most pain...
02:40 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot China Orders Government, State Firms To Dump Foreign PCs
China has ordered central government agencies and state-backed corporations to replace foreign-branded personal computers with domestic alternatives within two years, marking one of Beijing's most agg...
01:43 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot SEC Charges NVIDIA with Inadequate Disclosures about Impact of Cryptomining
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled charges against NVIDIA for inadequate disclosures concerning the impact of cryptomining on the company's gaming business. From an SEC pre...
01:00 pm - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Apple Reaches Settlement To Pay $15 To Some iPhone 4S Owners Over Throttling
An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: Apple has agreed to settle a long-lasting six-year class-action lawsuit that accused it of knowingly slowing down iPhone 4S devices following the iO...
10:00 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot World's True COVID-19 Death Toll Nearly 15 Million, Says WHO
According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world. "That is 13% more deaths than normally expected over two years," n...
07:15 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot SpaceX Brings 4 Astronauts Home With Midnight Splashdown
SpaceX brought four astronauts home with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, capping the busiest month yet for Elon Musk's taxi service. From a report: The three U.S. astronauts and...
07:00 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Computers Ace IQ Tests But Still Make Dumb Mistakes. Can Different Tests Help?
"AI benchmarks have lots of problems," writes Slashdot reader silverjacket. "Models might achieve superhuman scores, then fail in the real world. Or benchmarks might miss biases or blindspots. A featu...
03:30 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Scientists Discover Giant Groundwater System Below Antarctic Ice
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Now, a team has for the first time mapped a huge, actively circulating groundwater system in deep sediments in West Antarctica. They say such systems...
02:02 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Major Mobile Tech Firm Buys Wordle!
Wordle!, an old mobile game with the same name as the viral online game Wordle, has been bought by mobile marketing firm and game maker AppLovin in an undisclosed deal. TechCrunch reports: While you m...
01:25 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Teams Up With VW To Make HoloLens Work In Cars
Microsoft has officially announced a new "moving platform" feature for the HoloLens 2, which is designed to let the augmented reality headset work in places like cars. The Verge reports: It addresses ...
12:45 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot AMD Doubles the Number of CPU Cores It Offers In Chromebooks
AMD announced the Ryzen 5000 C-series for Chromebooks today. "The top chip in the series has eight of AMD's Zen 3 cores, giving systems that use it more x86 CPU cores than any other Chromebook," repor...
12:02 am - Fri, May 6, 2022
Slashdot The Gene-Edited Pig Heart Given To a Dying Patient Was Infected With a Pig Virus
An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: The pig heart transplanted into an American patient earlier this year in a landmark operation carried a porcine virus that may have dera...
11:20 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot New York Closes In On Bitcoin Mining Crackdown
A New York bill that would ban new bitcoin mining operations is "swiftly making its way through the state capitol in Albany," reports CNBC. Some industry insiders fear that the bill, which calls for a...
10:40 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Apple Music Is Installing Itself To the Dock, Booting Out Other Apps
According to some iPhone users, the Apple Music iOS app is installing itself directly to the iPhone's dock when downloaded, instead of to the phone's home screen. "It's also kicking out other apps use...
10:02 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot YouTube Kids Shows Videos Promoting Drug Culture, Firearms To Toddlers
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: YouTube is showing videos that promote skin-bleaching, weight loss, drug culture and firearms to children as young as two, a new investigation of...
09:26 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot YouTube Go is Shutting Down in August
YouTube Go is shutting down beginning this August, Google has announced this week. From a report: The lightweight Android app first launched in 2016 and features offline viewing and nearby sharing. Li...
08:45 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot VPN Providers Threaten To Quit India Over New Data Law
VPN companies are squaring up for a fight with the Indian government over new rules designed to change how they operate in the country. Wired: On April 28, officials announced that virtual private net...
08:00 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot On Deck Cuts 25% Staff, MainStreet 30%, and Cameo Removes 87 Positions Including CTO and CPO
Cameo, the celebrity video greetings startup, laid off 87 of staffers Wednesday, a move that CEO Steven Galanis described as "right-sizing." From a report: The layoffs also affected some of Cameo's mo...
07:20 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Quantum Computing Has White House Mulling Risks, Rewards
The White House released a memorandum Wednesday that outlines a national effort to promote leadership in quantum computing and calls for security advances to prepare for future cyberthreats from quant...
06:45 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Apple, Google, and Microsoft Want To Kill the Password With 'Passkey' Standard
Apple, Google, and Microsoft are launching a "joint effort" to kill the password. The major OS vendors want to "expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance a...
06:05 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Climate Sceptic Thinktank Received Funding From Fossil Fuel Interests
An influential thinktank that has led the backlash against the government's net zero policy has received funding from groups with oil and gas interests, according to tax documents seen by the Guardian...
05:35 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Parent Meta Hits the Brakes on Hiring as Growth Stalls
Facebook parent Meta Platforms has announced a sharp slowdown in hiring, ending an extended period in which the tech giant added thousands of jobs a year. From a report: "We regularly re-evaluate our ...
04:52 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Epic's Fortnite Now Free To Play on Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming for Mobile, Desktop, Console
Since Microsoft's Xbox Cloud Gaming launched two years ago, more than 10 million people worldwide have streamed games through the service. That number's likely to jump a bit higher as a result of a pa...
04:09 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Arm China Says Its Ousted CEO Wu is Refusing To Pack Up
Arm China said on Thursday its former CEO Allen Wu was refusing to relinquish his role despite being fired last week and that it would overhaul its communication system to protect against its misuse b...
03:30 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Climate Scientists Say South Asia's Heat Wave (120F) is a Sign of What's To Come
Summer has arrived in South Asia WAY too early. A punishing heat wave has pushed temperatures past 120F (50C) in some areas. Some schools have closed early for the summer. Dozens of people have died o...
03:13 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot College Graduates Are Overestimating the Salaries They'll Start Out at By $50,000, Report Finds
Newly minted graduates are in for a shock. Although the job market and starting salaries for the Class of 2022 look significantly better than last year, they may fall far short of graduates' expectati...
02:49 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot College Graduates Are Overestimating the Salaries They'll Start Out at By $50,000, Report Finds
Newly minted graduates are in for a shock. Although the job market and starting salaries for the Class of 2022 look significantly better than last year, they may fall far short of graduates' expectati...
02:00 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Sequoia, Binance and a16z Back Elon Musk's $44 Billion Twitter Bid
A group of nearly two dozen investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, crypto exchange Binance and asset management firm Fidelity is backing Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to acquire Twitt...
01:00 pm - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot California Governor Signs Executive Order To Spur Crypto Industry In the State
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CoinDesk: California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday to "create a transparent regulatory and business environment for Web 3 compan...
11:56 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Sequoia, Binance and a16z Back Elon Musk's $44 Billion Twitter Bid
A group of nearly two dozen investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, crypto exchange Binance and asset management firm Fidelity are backing Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to acquire Twit...
10:00 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot FAA Wants US Airlines To Retrofit, Replace Radio Altimeters
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will meet Wednesday with telecom and airline industry officials on a push to retrofit and ultimately replace some airplane radio altimeters that could face in...
07:00 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Twitter's Decentralized, Open-Source Offshoot Releases Its First Code
Bluesky, Twitter's open-source offshoot, has released early code for a decentralized social network protocol. The Verge reports: The system is dubbed the Authenticated Data Experiment (or ADX) and is ...
03:30 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot The US Birth Rate Is Bouncing Back From the Pandemic
An anonymous reader quotes a report from MarketWatch: When the pandemic hit, the stay-at-home orders didn't give American families more babies, instead, it generated a "baby bust." Now, economists fou...
02:02 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot A Major Patreon Survey Shows That Most Creators Don't Want Crypto Payments
According to the results of Patreon's first creator census, 43% of creators are strongly against crypto payments, while 30% said they don't care. "Nine percent said crypto payments would be crucial, w...
01:25 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Sonos Is About To Introduce Its Own Voice Assistant
Sonos is preparing to introduce its own voice assistant service within the next few weeks, according to people familiar with the company's plans. The voice functionality will let customers play and co...
12:45 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot All 2023 Volvos Will Have Hybrid Or Fully Electric Powertrains
An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Volvo will only sell electrified cars in the US beginning with the 2023 model year, the automaker confirmed Tuesday. "Electrified" means that in addition...
12:02 am - Thu, May 5, 2022
Slashdot Plaid CEO Says Exec Running Stripe's Newly Launched Plaid Competitor Interviewed Multiple Employees, Asked Probing Questions
Stripe, one of the world's most valuable startup ($95 billion), today launched Financial Connections, which will enable businesses and their customers to safely share their financial data. "Businesses...
11:20 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot TikTok Plans To Share Ad Revenue With Creators For the First Time
TikTok is launching a new way for the top creators on its billion-user app make money -- and for advertisers to reach the cream of the short-form video crop. Variety reports: The company announced Tik...
10:40 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot GitHub Will Require All Code Contributors To Use 2FA
GitHub, the code hosting platform used by tens of millions of software developers around the world, announced today that all users who upload code to the site will need to enable one or more forms of ...
10:02 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot NYT Says Wordle Drove 'Tens of Millions' of New Users, Record Growth
An anonymous reader quotes a report from the New York Times: The New York Times' seven-figure purchase of viral hit Wordle in January was "incredibly valuable" to the company and was responsible for "...
09:25 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot AMD Promises 'Extreme Gaming Laptops' in 2023 With New Dragon Range CPU
An anonymous reader shares a report: A funny thing happened in 2020: AMD won the gaming laptop for the first time ever. Until the Asus Zephyrus G14, we'd never seen a laptop with an AMD CPU and AMD GP...
08:45 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot COVID-19 Deaths Top 1 Million In US
NBC News is reporting that the United States has officially surpassed 1 million COVID-19 deaths -- "a once unthinkable scale of loss even for the country with the world's highest recorded toll from th...
08:01 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Google Overhauls Performance Review System After Employee Criticism
Google is scrapping a time-consuming, twice-a-year staff performance review process in an effort to improve morale and reduce the time employees spend preparing the assessments, The Information report...
07:20 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Fed Raises Key Rate By a Half-Point in Bid To Tame Inflation
The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against the worst inflation in 40 years by raising its benchmark short-term interest rate by a half-percentage point Wednesday -- its most aggressive move sin...
06:41 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Pledges $20 Billion in Exports From India by 2025
Amazon said on Wednesday that it aims to export locally produced Indian goods worth $20 billion by 2025, doubling its initial goal of $10 billion set for the same time frame as the e-commerce group at...
06:08 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Intuit To Pay $141 Million Settlement Over 'Free' TurboTax Ads
The company behind the TurboTax tax-filing program will pay $141 million to customers across the United States who were deceived by misleading promises of free tax-filing services, New York's attorney...
05:25 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Stanford Gets $1.1 Billion for New Climate School From John Doerr
John Doerr, one of the most successful venture capitalists in the history of Silicon Valley, is giving $1.1 billion to Stanford University to fund a school focused on climate change and sustainability...
04:45 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot A Minsky Moment for Venture Capital?
Venture capital returns have puked this year. The next dangerous stage is investor outflows. Financial Times: Back in the halcyon days of ... early 2021, it looked like venture capital was the hottest...
04:04 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Sony Rejected China's Demand To Scrub Statue of Liberty From 'Spiderman'
An anonymous reader writes: Sony struck a major blow against censorship after defying a Chinese government demand to delete the Statue Of Liberty from "Spiderman: No Way Home" ahead of its release. Th...
03:34 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Nerd Sniping Convinces Microsoft To Open Source 3D Movie Maker from 1995
Microsoft 3D Movie Maker was initially launched in 1995. The program allowed you to place 3-D objects within environments to create films. The software looks dated now, but it was a fun way to play ar...
03:24 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Nerd Sniping Convinces Microsoft To Open Source 3D Movie Maker from 1995
Microsoft 3D Movie Maker was initially launched in 1995. The program allowed you to place 3-D objects within environments to create films. The software looks dated now, but it was a fun way to play ar...
03:11 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Starbucks To Launch NFTs This Year
Would you like an NFT with your Starbucks latte? The coffee giant this week announced its plans to enter the Web3 space with the launch of its own NFT collection later this year where the individual d...
02:51 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot 'Tired' Carl Sagan Fan Sells Wormhole.com To Crypto Giant Jump for $50K After Lawsuit
An anonymous reader shares a report: The realm of physics offers the exciting possibility of "wormholes" that could let us collapse space and time. But here on Earth, most of us are subject to more mu...
02:46 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Starbucks To Launch NFTs This Year
Would you like an NFT with your Starbucks latte? The coffee giant this week announced its plans to enter the Web3 space with the launch of its own NFT collection later this year where the individual d...
02:03 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot 'Tired' Carl Sagan Fan Sells Wormhole.com To Crypto Giant Jump for $50K After Lawsuit
An anonymous reader shares a report: The realm of physics offers the exciting possibility of "wormholes" that could let us collapse space and time. But here on Earth, most of us are subject to more mu...
01:00 pm - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Every ISP In the US Has Been Ordered To Block Three Pirate Streaming Services
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A federal judge has ordered all Internet service providers in the United States to block three pirate streaming services operated by Doe defendan...
10:00 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Stem-Cell-Loaded Silk Scaffolds Speed Healing of Injured Tendons
Researchers at the Terasaki Institute have now shown that silk scaffolds loaded with stem cells can help tendons regenerate more effectively. New Atlas reports: For the new study, the Terasaki researc...
07:00 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot SpaceX Engineer Says NASA Should Plan For Starship's 'Significant' Capability
technology_dude shares a report from Ars Technica: As part of its Artemis program to return humans to the Moon this decade, NASA has a minimum requirement that its "human landing system" must be able ...
03:30 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot NASA Is Sending Artificial Female Bodies To the Moon To Study Radiation Risks
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Helga and Zohar are headed for a trip around the Moon on an important mission, measuring radiation risks for female astronauts for the first time. The...
02:10 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Ireland: Data Centers Now Consuming More Electricity Than Rural Homes
According to the Irish Times, citing new figures from the Central Statistics Office, data centers used up a greater share of electricity consumption than rural homes in the State last year. From the r...
01:30 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Microsoft Edge Overtakes Safari As World's Second Most Popular Desktop Browser
Microsoft Edge has overtaken Apple's Safari to become the world's second most popular desktop browser, based on data provided by web analytics service StatCounter. MacRumors reports: According to the ...
12:50 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Russia May Force Tech-Savvy Prisoners To Perform Low-Cost IT Work For Companies, Report Says
tsu doh nimh shares a report from Krebs on Security: Faced with a brain drain of smart people fleeing the country following its invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Federation is floating a new strategy t...
12:10 am - Wed, May 4, 2022
Slashdot Twitter Admits To Risk of Losing Advertisers, Staff Due To Musk Takeover
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Just ahead of its presentation to media ad buyers later this week at the 2022 NewFronts, Twitter acknowledged in a new SEC filing that its core adv...
11:30 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Deadly Venom From Spiders and Snakes May Cure What Ails You
Efforts to tease apart the vast swarm of proteins in venom -- a field called venomics -- have burgeoned in recent years, leading to important drug discoveries. From a report: In a small room in a buil...
10:50 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Paramount Subscriber Count Grows To Nearly 40 Million
Paramount Plus' subscriber count has ballooned to almost 40 million with the service gaining 6.8 million subscribers in the first quarter of 2022 alone, Paramount announced in its earnings report on T...
10:10 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Russian Cinemas Are Showing Pirated Movies Downloaded From Torrents
Andy Maxwell, reporting for TorrentFreak: In response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, several Hollywood studios announced the immediate suspension of new releases in Russia. Unexpectedly, some Russia...
09:30 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Pirate Site Traffic Surges With Help From Manga Boom
New data shared by tracking company MUSO shows that the number of visits to pirate sites has increased by nearly 30% compared to last year. The publishing category is growing particularly hard, mostly...
08:50 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Botnet That Hid For 18 Months
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Techinca: It's not the kind of security discovery that happens often. A previously unknown hacker group used a novel backdoor, top-notch tradecraft, and so...
08:12 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Elon Musk Says Apple's App Store Fee is Equivalent To '30% Tax On Internet'
Elon Musk likened Apple and its App Store to the equivalent of a "30% tax on the Internet" and said the fee is "10 times higher than it should be," in a series of tweets responding to a Slashdot tweet...
07:25 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Apple Employees Criticize Work-from-Home Policy in Open Letter
A group of Apple employees have written an open letter to the company's executive team complaining about its new policy that only allows for two days of working from home, iMore has reported. From a r...
06:43 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot SEC Launches a Hiring Spree To Fight Cryptocurrency Fraud
The Securities and Exchange Commission is vastly expanding its fight against cryptocurrency fraud by hiring more than a dozen new employees to combat cybercrime, the agency said Tuesday. From a report...
06:20 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot CDC Tracked Millions of Phones To See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) bought access to location data harvested from tens of millions of phones in the United States to perform analysis of compliance with curfews, track...
05:20 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Mozilla Celebrates the Release of Firefox 100
vm shares the blogpost of Mozilla releasing Firefox 100, and outlines some of thoughts: Out of the ashes of Netscape/AOL, Firebird rose as a promising new browser. A significant name change and a hund...
04:40 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot PCWorld: Six Months Since Release, Windows 11 Still 'Unnecessary'
UnknowingFool writes: In October 2021, PC World reviewed Windows 11 and labeled it as an "unnecessary replacement" to Windows 10 and did not recommend it for Windows 10 users. PC World noted that it w...
04:02 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Covid Hospitalisation May Affect Thinking Similar To 20 Years of Ageing, Study Says
People who have been hospitalised with Covid may be left with difficulties in thinking comparable in magnitude to ageing 20 years, research suggests. From a report: As the pandemic swept the world it ...
03:20 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot A Stealthy New Espionage Group is Targeting Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions
A new espionage actor is breaching corporate networks to steal emails from employees involved in big financial transactions like mergers and acquisitions. From a report: Mandiant researchers, which fi...
02:51 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot PayPal Helped Spur EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Payments
PayPal helped spur a formal antitrust complaint against Apple and its iPhone payments system by raising concerns with the European Commission, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the m...
02:41 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot PayPal Helped Spur EU Antitrust Complaint Against Apple Payments
PayPal helped spur a formal antitrust complaint against Apple and its iPhone payments system by raising concerns with the European Commission, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the m...
02:00 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Coinbase CEO Predicts One Billion Crypto Users Within a Decade
Within a decade, 1 billion people will have used or tried crypto, up from about 200 million currently, Coinbase Global Chief Executive Officer Brian Armstrong said at the Milken Institute Global Confe...
01:00 pm - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Grindr User Data Was Sold Through Ad Networks
According to The Wall Street Journal, a digital advertising network was selling precise movements of millions of users of the gay-dating app Grindr. The locations were available for purchase since "at...
10:00 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot FAA Delays Environmental Review of SpaceX's Starship Yet Another Month, To May31
schwit1 shares a report from Space.com: We'll have to wait at least another month to see the results of the U.S Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) environmental review of SpaceX's Starship progra...
07:00 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Completely Aligned, Fully Focused
Scientists working on NASA's James Webb Telescope have reached an important milestone, completely aligning the space observatory's massive mirrors. New Atlas reports: The achievement means the team ca...
03:30 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Remote Lockouts Reportedly Stop Russian Troops From Using Stolen Ukrainian Farm Equipment
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Russian troops stole almost $5 million worth of farm equipment from a John Deere dealer in the occupied city of Melitopol, Ukraine, only to discover...
02:02 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Biden Administration Begins $3 Billion Plan for Electric Car Batteries
The Biden administration plans to begin a $3.1 billion effort on Monday to spur the domestic production of advanced batteries, which are essential to its plan to speed the adoption of electric vehicle...
01:25 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Google Makes $100,000 Worth of Tech Training Free To Every US Business
Alphabet's Google will provide any U.S. business over $100,000 worth of online courses in data analytics, design and other tech skills for their workers free of charge, the search company said on Mond...
12:45 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Staff At London Law Firm Can Work From Home Full-Time -- If They Take 20% Pay Cut
Staff at a top London law firm have been told they can work from home permanently â" but they will have to take a 20% pay cut. The Guardian reports: Managing partners at Stephenson Harwood are of...
12:02 am - Tue, May 3, 2022
Slashdot Spanish Prime Minister's Mobile Phone Infected By Pegasus Spyware
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Spanish authorities have detected "Pegasus" spyware in the mobile phones of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Defense Minister Margarita Robles, the go...
11:22 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Rocket Lab Successfully Captures Falling Electron Rocket With a Helicopter
After nearly three years of preparation, small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has successfully caught one of its rockets in mid-air today, after launching the vehicle to space from New Zealand. T...
10:40 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Square Enix Sells All of Its Western Game Studios, Games To Embracer
Hmmmmmm shares a report from Ars Technica: On Monday, Japanese game publisher Square Enix confirmed that it was selling all three of its Western video game studios, along with many significant game se...
10:02 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Facebook Is Shutting Down Its Podcast Service
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: Facebook's podcast offerings are vanishing just a year after they launched. Parent company Meta has confirmed to Bloomberg that it will wind down pod...
09:22 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Pilots Contend With Record Number of Laser Strikes, FAA Says
Several readers have shared this report: One foggy night in December 2018, David Hill was trying to land a helicopter when a beam of light suddenly overwhelmed his night vision goggles. Mr. Hill, an e...
08:40 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Apple Lawsuit Says 'Stealth' Startup Poached Engineers To Steal Secrets
Technology startup Rivos allegedly stole Apple's computer-chip trade secrets after poaching its engineers, Apple said in a lawsuit filed in California federal court. From a report: Apple's Friday laws...
08:00 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Flood and Cyclone-Prone Areas in Eastern Australia May Be 'Uninsurable' by 2030, Report Suggests
Extreme weather due to the climate crisis is expected to increasingly make some Australian homes "uninsurable," with a new report suggesting up to one in 25 households will struggle to be covered by 2...
07:20 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Meta Plots Ambitious VR Release Schedule of Four Headsets by 2024
An anonymous reader shares a report: Meta Platforms is planning to release four virtual reality headsets between now and 2024, according to an internal road map viewed by The Information. The aggressi...
06:45 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Telegram 'Premium' Subscription is Showing Up in Beta Builds of the App
Telegram appears to be testing another way for the super popular messaging app to start bringing in revenue. From a report: Beta testers for Telegram's iOS app noticed something new in version 8.7.2, ...
06:20 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Kindle E-Readers Will Now Make It Easier to Load EBooks You Didn't Buy From Amazon
In a potential blow to all the apps and websites that have popped up alongside the Amazon Kindle to streamline the process of converting EPUB ebook files to the e-reader's propriety file format, start...
06:03 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Amazon Kindle E-Readers Will Now Make It Easier to Load EBooks You Didn't Buy From Amazon
In a potential blow to all the apps and websites that have popped up alongside the Amazon Kindle to streamline the process of converting EPUB ebook files to the e-reader's propriety file format, start...
05:24 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot SOFIA, a Telescope On an Aeroplane That Has Been Scrutinized For Years, To Shut Down
NASA and the German Aerospace Center are permanently shutting down the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a telescope on an aeroplane that has been scrutinized for years for its...
04:42 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Google Attacks EU for Treating It Almost Like a 'Criminal'
Alphabet's Google lashed out at the European Union for doling out a "quasi criminal fine of very large proportions" for allegedly thwarting advertising rivals on websites. From a report: At a hearing ...
04:04 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Razer Co-founder and Gaming Mouse Pioneer Robert Krakoff Has Died
Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, the co-founder and former president of gaming hardware company Razer, died last week at the age of 81. Maybe you've never heard Krakoff's name, but it's possible you've been...
03:25 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Another Firing Among Google's AI Brain Trust, and More Discord
Less than two years after Google dismissed two researchers who criticized the biases built into artificial intelligence systems, the company has fired a researcher who questioned a paper it published ...
02:45 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Mental Health Apps Have Terrible Privacy Protections, Report Finds
As a category, mental health apps have worse privacy protections for users than most other types of apps, according to a new analysis from researchers at Mozilla. Prayer apps also had poor privacy sta...
02:01 pm - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Apple Charged by Brussels With Abusing Its Market Power in Mobile Payments
Brussels regulators have charged Apple with breaking EU competition law by abusing its dominant position in mobile payments to limit rivals' access to contactless technology. From a report: Antitrust ...
11:39 am - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot This Week Saw New Releases of 'Ubuntu Unity' and 'Ubuntu Cinnamon'
The Register noted this week that two "unofficial" Ubuntu remixes "came out on the same day as the official flavors." - Ubuntu Cinnamon (Linux Mint's flagship desktop environment) - Ubuntu Unity, a re...
07:44 am - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot On Chernobyl's 36th Anniversary, a Ukrainian Reflects
This week saw the 36th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster -- which had occurred just days before the Soviet Union's annual May Day celebration in 1986 -- and featured lots of patriotic outdoor para...
04:01 am - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot D.C. Shooter Shared Video of His Attack on 4Chan, Then Edited Wikipedia Page
28-year-old Brenton Tarrant killed 51 people in New Zealand in 2019. The Associated Press reports that at that point he'd been reading 4Chan for 14 years, according to his mother — since the age...
01:54 am - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Chrome's Latest Update: 30 Security Fixes and Bug Details Kept 'Restricted'
Hot Hardware warns that on Tuesday, the Stable Channel for Chrome's desktop edition "had an update on April 26, 2022. That update includes 30 security fixes, some of them so bad that Google is urging ...
12:05 am - Mon, May 2, 2022
Slashdot Google Rewards Employees Returning to Office with Private Lizzo Concert
As an apparent reward for returning to the office, thousands of Google employees were treated to a private Lizzo concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre near Google's headquarters, reports CNBC:Google i...
10:59 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Sale of Bored Apes' Metaverse Land Made Gas Fees Skyrocket Past $3,000
There's a new metaverse project from the creators of the "Bored Apes Yacht Club" NFTs. Last night they held a "virtual land" sale, reports Bloomberg, raising nearly a third of a billion dollars. At ab...
09:49 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot How The Internet Saved the Home of Blogging Pioneer Noah Grey
At the end of the year 2000, Noah Grey created the free and open-source blogging software Greymatter (now maintained by a community of users). Wil Wheaton's new book describes it as "the original, pri...
08:07 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot It's Official: Wikipedia Stops Accepting Donations in Cryptocurrency
The non-profit Wikimedia Foundation (which operates Wikipedia) "announced that it would no longer accept cryptocurrency donations," reports Mashable, saying the decision came after a three-month discu...
06:54 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot 'Apple Thinks My Own AirPods are Stalking Me'
MacRumors reports that Apple has begun a staggered rollout of a new firmware update (which will go fully live to everyone on May 13.) Here's how Apple's describes how it will change the lost-device-tr...
05:54 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Russians Plundered $5M Farm Vehicles from Ukraine - to Find They've Been Remotely Disabled
CNN cites a local source imagining the surprise of the looters of a Ukranian farm equipment dealership who'd transported some heavy machines over 700 miles to Russia. "They realized that they could no...
04:34 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Robinhood Loses Over 1 Million Active Users. Is the Memestock Mania Over?
A Bloomberg opinion columnist calls the RobinHood stock-trading app "a symbol of the 'memestock' boom that galvanized a generation of bored locked-down day traders. "But judging by the company's lates...
03:34 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot 50 Years Later: a Rebirth for Polaroid's 'Instant Cameras'?
In 1972, photo prints that developed before your eyes were "downright magical," argues Fast Company — "and still meaningful today." A new article at Fast Company points out that while Polaroid w...
02:34 pm - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot The First US City Government to Mine Bitcoin? Fort Worth, Texas
"Fort Worth, Texas, is now the first city government in the United States to mine bitcoin," reports CNBC. "[A]nd in an almost poetic devotion to the initiative, Mayor Mattie Parker oversaw the constru...
11:34 am - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Documentary Explores How Big Oil Stalled Climate Action for Decades
Slashdot reader XXongo brings word of a new three-part documentary — streaming free now — that tries to understand America's early inaction on climate change. Looking back over the last fe...
07:34 am - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Why Warren Buffett Still Won't Invest in Bitcoin
Investor Warren Buffett addressed the annual shareholder meeting today for his multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway — and said he still wouldn't buy bitcoin.But this time he gave a d...
04:34 am - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Are Workers Finally Returning to Offices in San Francisco?
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:San Francisco's office occupancy rate continued its spring recovery, rising above New York and San Jose last week, according to a review by a building security firm...
01:34 am - Sun, May 1, 2022
Slashdot Fedora's Lead Speaks on the Popularity of Linux and the Importance of Open Source
Fedora project leader Matthew Miller spoke to TechRepublic's Jack Wallen this week, sharing some thoughts on the future of Linux — and on open source in general: Matthew Miller: I think it's a l...
10:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot 50 Years After Walking on the Moon, an Astronaut Anticipates Our Return
In 1972 — half a century ago — Charles Moss Duke walked on the moon. Now 86 years old, he's ready for America to get back to exploring the moon, reports the Associated Press:Duke said he d...
09:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Apple Extends Its Grace Period for Deleting Old (and Unpopular) Apps from Its App Store
"As a response to recent coverage of software being purged from the App Store, Apple is sharing its criteria for how it chooses to remove abandoned apps," reports 9to5Mac. Apple's announcement say it'...
08:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Consortium is Creating 'Passports' to Track Contents and Repair History of Europe's EV Batteries
Slashdot reader schwit1 shares this report from an automotive blog called The Truth About Cars:A group of German automakers, chemical concerns, and battery producers have announced the joint developme...
07:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot US Seeks to Steal Putin's Top Scientists by Loosening Their Visa Requirements
"The Biden administration has a plan to rob Vladimir Putin of some of his best innovators," reports Bloomberg, "by waiving some visa requirements for highly educated Russians who want to come to the U...
06:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Mac Studio's M1 Ultra Chip Outperforms on Computational Fluid Dynamics Benchmarks
Dr. Craig Hunter is a mechanical/aerospace engineer with over 25 years of experience in software development. And now Dixie_Flatline (Slashdot reader #5,077) describes Hunter's latest experiment:Craig...
05:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot After Microsoft Releases Patch for RPC Exploit: What the Honeypot Saw
Long-time Slashdot reader UnderAttack writes: After Microsoft patched and went public with CVE-2022-26809, the recent Remote Procedure Call vulnerability, the SANS Internet Storm Center set up a compl...
04:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Webb Telescope Captures Five Different, Dazzling Views of a Nearby Galaxy
Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares a report from Inverse:It only took 25 years of development, 17 years of construction, eight launch delays, and five months of alignments, but finally, the Jame...
03:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Can Elon Musk Spur Cybersecurity Innovation At Twitter?
"Twitter DMs should have end to end encryption like Signal," Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday to his 89 million followers, "so no one can spy on or hack your messages." And on Monday, Musk also announced h...
02:34 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot How Russians - and Ukranians - are Using Stolen Data
While Russia's "relentless digital assaults" on Ukraine might seem less damaging than anticipated, the attacks actually focused on a different goal with "chilling potential consequences," reports the ...
01:00 pm - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Alibaba Cloud Gets More of Android Working On RISC-V Silicon
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Alibaba Cloud has advanced its work to port Android to the RISC-V architecture. The Chinese cloud giant has spent more than a year working on a p...
10:00 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Saudi Arabia Launches Cloud Seeding Operation To Increase Rainfall
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, is turning to cloud-seeding to increase rainfall. Interesting Engineering reports: The country initiated the first phase of its cloud-seeding operation ...
07:00 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Mars Helicopter Spots Wreckage From Perseverance Landing
New pictures from the Ingenuity helicopter offer a fresh perspective of the wreckage left behind when the Perseverance rover landed on Mars last year, NASA said on Wednesday. The Verge reports: Launch...
03:30 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot 16 States, Several Environmental Groups Sue USPS Over Purchase of Gas-Guzzling Mail Trucks
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The US Postal Service is facing lawsuits from 16 states and several environmental groups challenging its decision to buy tens of thousands of gas...
02:02 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Gavin Newsom Reconsiders Closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant
gordm writes: Following appeals from scientists, a Stanford and MIT study showing Diablo Canyon could save California $21 Billion, demand curtailment and a projected power supply shortfall, Gov. Gavin...
01:25 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot India To Launch Open E-Commerce Network To Take On Amazon, Walmart
Hmmmmmm shares a report from Reuters: India will on Friday launch an open network for digital commerce (ONDC) as the government tries to end the dominance of U.S. companies Amazon.com and Walmart in t...
12:45 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Interactive Fiction Compiler 'Inform 7' Is Now Open Source
New submitter Mononymous writes: Created by Graham Nelson, Inform 7 compiles a powerful object-oriented language resembling English into a working text adventure. Friendly GUIs for various platforms h...
12:01 am - Sat, April 30, 2022
Slashdot Bandcamp at Centre of Dispute Between Epic Games and Google
An anonymous reader shares a report: If you'd told us that Bandcamp's acquisition by Epic Games would lead fairly swiftly to an argument with a tech giant, our money would have been on that giant bein...