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Monday May 23, 2022. 08:02 PM
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 likely to have a important say in a potential takeover of the cloud-computing...
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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 continuing well into May. The situation presents a conundrum for rapid studies...
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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 Computing Machinery. The Turing Award is often referred to as the 'Nobel Prize...
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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 recent episode of Adam Gordon Bell's Corecursive podcast. Garret later...
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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 to be used across decentralized apps, which run on a blockchain and aren't ...
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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. From a report: The incident first came to light over the weekend after Zola ...
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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 leases with landlords, according to people familiar with the situation....
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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-related projects. (And 11% said they were actively working on NFT technology, while 32%...
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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 thousands of individuals and dozens of companies.' In a joint essay in...
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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' — a lab-tweaked gene 'that targets and removes a specific natural gene.' if an animal...
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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 skeptic, arguing that cryptocurrency is useless and destructive, and should 'die ...
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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 company too: Apple CEO Tim Cook had his home blurred from mapping apps...
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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 language is JavaScript — followed by Python (which apparently added 3.3...
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Sunday May 22, 2022. 11:32 PM
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 spotlight on Facebook for facilitating the spread of pro-Russian theories on the war in...
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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 features like filter effects and vector graphics) in its massive new evolution....
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'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 precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding.' Astronomers...
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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 Act, ambiguous statements from top officials, and an avalanche of media...
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'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 Parade: In his 2020 memoir I'm Your Huckleberry, Kilmer joked that he has less ...
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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 again, ardiri's Slashdot profile also still includes his screen name on AOL...
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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 surprisingly large industry: A portion of the waste comes from companies including...
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