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Sunday May 5, 2024. 10:18 PM
'What if the big tech companies achieved their ultimate business goal — maximizing engagement on their platforms — in a way that has undermined our ability to function as an open society?' That's the question being asked by Chuck Todd, chief political analyst for NBC News: Wh...
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An anonymous reader shared this report from SFGate: Late last year, tales of tech workers paying $700 a month for tiny 'bed pods' in downtown San Francisco went viral. The story provided a perfect distillation of SF's wild (and wildly expensive) housing market — and inspired...
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When bad management meets bad software, even great hardware is useless Retrospective Ten years ago Microsoft absorbed the handset division of Nokia. The world's biggest operating systems vendor was going mobile in a big way, and buying the erstwhile world leader in mobile...
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The Associated Press reports that an F-16 performing aerial combat tests at 550 miles per hour was 'controlled by artificial intelligence, not a human pilot.' And riding in the front seat was the U.S. Secretary of the Air Force... AI marks one of the biggest advances in...
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Last month Reuters reported that Venezuela's state-run oil company 'plans to increase digital currency usage in its crude and fuel exports as the U.S. reimposes oil sanctions on the country, three people familiar with the plan said.' [The oil company] since last year had...
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The blog Its FOSS has 15,000 followers for its Mastodon account — which they think is causing problems: When you share a link on Mastodon, a link preview is generated for it, right? With Mastodon being a federated platform (a part of the Fediverse), the request to generate a...
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Congratulations to Disneyland's Club 33 Chef Gloria Tae on being named a California Woman of the Year by the State Assembly! As part of an incredible career, Gloria Tae has run all of the Disneyland resort's best restaurants. After serving as head chef at Napa Rose and...
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Upgrading to a shiny new device? Here’s how to restore your old phone to its factory settings.
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TL;DR: From priceless pics to important documents, Koofr Cloud Storage ensures all your media stays safe, yet accessible. Now, a 1TB lifetime plan is only $129.97 (reg. $810) with code KOOFR! You can tell quite a bit about a person just by looking at them, but if you take a g...
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Noted white supremacist bag of trash Nick Fuentes has been welcomed back to the Xitter by Elon 'Pedo Guy' Musk. Upon having his account reinstated, Fuentes immediately thanked his benefactor: Musk replied to that post, saying the 'ADL is still fighting yesterday's...
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An anonymous reader shared this report from the Guardian: Newly deciphered passages from a papyrus scroll that was buried beneath layers of volcanic ash after the AD79 eruption of Mount Vesuvius may have shed light on the final hours of Plato, a key figure in the history of...
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With swappable bezels and plenty of stamina, Xiaomi’s barebones smartwatch is a bargain.
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Internet Society's Robin Wilton tells us the war on privacy won't be won by the plod interview Police can complain all they like about strong end-to-end encryption making their jobs harder, but it doesn't matter because the technology is here and won't go away. …
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Sony’s CRE-E10 hearing aids offer long battery life, high-quality audio, and an earbud-like design.
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North Yorkshire Council is unilaterally altering English grammar because its database is frightened of apostrophes. Accordingly, the pesky punctuation marks are being removed from road signs going forward. St. Mary's Walk will be signposted as St Marys Walk, and so forth. —...
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Meet the Zhidou Rainbow—it costs less than an ebike and is capable of completing the average US daily commute with charge to spare.
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We can hold surprisingly deep conversations across languages using simple apps on our phones. But even as these apps get a fresh boost from AI, they can still lead to some awkward moments.
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'A leap in our ability to see the chemistry of matter in three-dimensions at the nanoscale was achieved, allowing scientists to understand how nanomaterials are chemically arranged,' writes Slashdot reader Hovden: Traditionally, seeing matter at the smallest sizes requires...
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The Starship Troopers-inspired game Helldivers 2 has been a big hit for Sony, but earlier this week it forced players to log in through the PlayStation network—even if they're playing on computer and don't have a game console. This requirement was a PR distaster from the...
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Mathematicians think abstract tools from a field called symplectic geometry might help with planning missions to far-off moons and planets.
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