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mardi 18 mai 2021, 00:00
Scientists monitoring the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine have seen a surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex. They are now investigating whether the problem will stabilise or require a dangerous and difficult...
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lundi 17 mai 2021, 22:46
Apple has compromised on data security to placate Chinese authorities, the New York Times reported Monday, citing internal company documents and interviews with current and former Apple employees and security experts. An excerpt from the story: At the data center in Guiyang, ...
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Parler, a social media app popular with U.S. conservatives, returned to Apple's App Store on Monday, after the iPhone maker dropped it following the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. From a report: Parler also named George Farmer, the company's chief operating officer...
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After its recent announcement about plans to add telemetry collection prompted backlash, popular audio editor Audacity has announced it won't go ahead with the plan to collect its users' data. BetaNews reports: Audacity's new owner, Muse Group, has bowed to pressure from...
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After collaborating on various projects for several years, the relationship between Microsoft and Apple is getting testier again. From a report: Around the time the PC character reappeared, Microsoft began bad-mouthing Apple to regulators, saying the company's App Store was ...
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Apple Music subscribers will find a big chunk of the catalog sounds better next month: The service is adding support for high-quality, lossless and spatial audio through Dolby Atmos at no additional cost, it said Monday. It'll have 20 million lossless audio songs to start,...
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Microsoft is launching the personal version of Microsoft Teams today. After previewing the service nearly a year ago, Microsoft Teams is now available for free personal use amongst friends and families. From a report: The service itself is almost identical to the Microsoft...
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A prominent critic of China based in the U.K. said Microsoft's LinkedIn froze his account and removed content criticizing the country's government, the latest in a series of allegations that the networking website had censored users -- even outside of the Asian nation -- to...
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AT&T has agreed to spin off its media operations in a deal with Discovery that will create a new entertainment company, merging assets ranging from CNN and HBO to HGTV and the Food Network. From a report: AT&T will receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities and debt...
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A tech columnist for Inc. noticed that on June 8th Amazon will finally power up its massive 'Sidewalk' mesh network (which uses Bluetooth and 900MHz radio signals to communicate between devices). And millions and millions of Amazon customers are all already 'opted in' by...
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'How would you feel about being able to pay to control multiple aspects of another person's life?' asks the BBC. 'A new app is offering you the chance to do just that.' When writer Brandon Wong recently couldn't decide what takeaway to order one evening, he asked his...
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ZDNet reports: Guido van Rossum, who created popular programming language Python 30 years ago, has outlined his ambitions to make it twice as fast — addressing a key weakness of Python compared to faster languages like C++. Speed in Core Python (CPython) is one of the...
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Politico's technology site Protocol reports that some U.S. lawmakers are getting angry about an unpopular but widespread corporate policy -- the non-compete agreement: Non-compete agreements prohibit employees who leave their jobs from taking similar positions with potential ...
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Graphene aluminum-ion battery cells from Brisbane-based Graphene Manufacturing Group 'are claimed to charge up to 60 times faster than the best lithium-ion cells and hold three time the energy of the best aluminum-based cells,' writes a transportation correspondent for...
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Slashdot reader quonset writes: To this day no one is sure why he did it, but in 1989 a Harvard-taught evolutionary biologist named Joseph Popp mailed out 20,000 floppy discs with malware on them to people around the world. At the time he was doing research into AIDS and the ...
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dimanche 16 mai 2021, 23:36
To settle a lawsuit, the city of Fullerton California 'has agreed to pay $350,000 and take back its accusations of criminal computer hacking' against two local bloggers, reports the Orange County Register. The settlement ends what the newspaper calls 'a contentious fight...
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The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack has spurred new efforts in the U.S. Congress 'to require critical companies to tell the government when they've been hacked.' Politico reports: Even leading Republicans are expressing support for regulations after this week's chaos — a sharp ...
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RockDoctor (Slashdot reader #15,477) writes: For a number of years the administrative process for giving asteroids names has had a worsening logjam. Important or 'interesting' bodies (such as `Oumuamua, the first definitely interstellar object identified) would still get...
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'Chinese technology provider Huawei was recently accused of being able to monitor all calls made using Dutch mobile operator KPN,' writes the Conversation. Long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 shares their report: The revelations are from a secret 2010 report made by...
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A newspaper in Austin, Texas shares the story behind a cult-classic videogame, the 1985 Macintosh shareware game 'Cap'n Magneto.' It was the work of Al Evans, who'd 'decided to live life to the fullest after suffering severe burn injuries in 1963' at the age of 17. Beneath...
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