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lundi 11 janvier 2021, 01:39
'More than two months after Alex Trebek's death, fans of Jeopardy! finally got the chance to say goodbye,' reports CBS News: A video tribute to the host closed Friday's episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on...
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Space.com reports: High above the North Pole, the polar vortex, a fast-spinning whirl of frigid air, is doing a weird shimmy that may soon bring cold and snowy weather to the Eastern U.S., Northern Europe and East Asia for weeks on end, meteorologists say. While it's not...
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dimanche 10 janvier 2021, 23:49
CNN reports: When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs. No, really. The director of National ...
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'It's not enough to slash greenhouse gas emissions,' warns a new article in IEEE Spectrum (shared by schwit1). 'Experts say we need direct-air capture of atmospheric carbon.' West Texas is a hydrocarbon hot spot, with thousands of wells pumping millions of barrels of oil and ...
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'With the runaway success of the new ARM-based M1 Macs, non-x86 architectures are getting their closeup,' explains a new article at ZDNet. 'RISC-V is getting the most attention from system designers looking to horn-in on Apple's recipe for high performance. Here's why...'...
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'Turning digital data into profit,' is the slogan of Cognesia, a data analytics company whose client list includes Visa, Rolls-Royce, and Toys 'R' Us. Now Variety reports: Brad Rukstales, the chief executive of a Chicago-area company that provides data-marketing solutions,...
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Programming columnist Mike Melanson describes the announcement of this year's programming language of the year: The TIOBE Index, the somewhat dubious ranking of programming language popularity according to search engine results, has announced its yearly proclamation of...
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'New data from EU satellites shows that 2020 is in a statistical dead heat with 2016 as the world's warmest year,' reports the BBC (in an article shared by long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo): The Copernicus Climate Change Service says that last year was around 1.25C above...
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After Wednesday's invasion by protesters, America's Capitol building is now grappling with 'the process of securing the offices and digital systems after hundreds of people had unprecedented access to them,' writes Wired. Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shares their...
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The WebAssembly portable binary format will now have wider support from Wasmer, the server-side runtime which 'allows universal binaries compiled from C++, Rust, Go, Python, and other languages to run on different operating systems and in web browsers without modification,'...
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EFF special consultant/blogger/science fiction writer Cory Doctorow warns in Locus magazine about the dangers of what Bruce Schneier calls 'feudal security': Here in the 21st century, we are beset by all manner of digital bandits, from identity thieves, to stalkers, to...
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On Friday, America's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency revealed that the 'threat actor' behind the massive breach of U.S. networks through compromised SolarWinds software also used password guessing and password spraying attacks, according to ZDNet. And they...
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Today MSN published an article listing 'Every social media platform Donald Trump is banned from using (so far).' Some excerpts: - Trump was suspended from Snapchat amid the riots on January 6, a spokesperson confirmed to The Hill... - On January 7, Twitch, the Amazon-owned...
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'Apple has suspended Parler until the makers of the app solve its content moderation challenges,' reports Forbes, citing a statement from Apple saying 'there is no place on our platform for threats of violence and illegal activity. Parler has not taken adequate measures to...
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Thelasko quotes gHacks: Linux Mint 20.1 is now available. The first stable release of Linux Mint in 2021 is available in the three flavors Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce. The new version of the Linux distribution is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Linux kernel 5.4... - Linux Mint...
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Bleeping Computer reports: NVIDIA has released security updates to address six security vulnerabilities found in Windows and Linux GPU display drivers, as well as ten additional flaws affecting the NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU) management software. The vulnerabilities expose...
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The author of the book Online Afterlives describes the unusual projects of people like Eugenia Kuyda, co-founder of Luka, an AI-powered chat simulator that books restaurant reservations and makes recommendations. Kuyda worked with computer scientists to convert several...
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On Thursday Axios tried to assess QAnon's role in the mob that stormed America's Capitol building: Adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory, who imagine a vast deep-state cabal of pedophiles arrayed against Trump, have for years insisted that a moment of reckoning for their...
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samedi 9 janvier 2021, 23:34
What's the world's richest man up to? Digital Trends reports: Tech CEO Elon Musk has urged his almost 42 million Twitter followers to use secure messaging app Signal instead of Facebook products. In a series of tweets, Musk shared a meme referencing Facebook's role in the...
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Slashdot reader the_newsbeagle shares an article from IEEE Spectrum: Many associate XPrize with a $10-million award offered in 1996 to motivate a breakthrough in private space flight. But the organization has since held other competitions related to exploration, ecology, and ...
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