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Monday March 11, 2019. 05:46 PM
CSS, or the language that styles and arranges how page elements appear on a website, will soon get support for trigonometry functions such as sine, cosine, tangent, and others, ZDNet is reporting. From the report: The new trigonometry functions were approved at the end of...
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Experts have proven once again that facial recognition on modern devices remains hilariously insecure and can be bypassed using simple tricks such as showing an image or a video in front of a device's camera. From a report: The latest device to fall victim to such attacks is ...
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Microsoft today introduced the AI Business School, a series of case studies and free instructional videos made to help business executives design and successfully implement an AI strategy within their organization. From a report: The Microsoft AI Business School is born out...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: In March 2017, President Trump issued an executive order expediting the deployment of biometric verification of the identities of all travelers crossing its borders. That mandate stipulates facial recognition identification for '100...
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China's aviation regulator today grounded nearly 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by its airlines, more than a quarter of the global fleet of the jets, after a deadly crash of one of the planes in Ethiopia. From a report: However, a U.S. official said it was unclear ...
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'The Tennessee Star claims to be the 'most reliable' online local paper in the state,' reports Salon. 'In fact it's just a GOP front.' An anonymous reader quotes their report: An investigation by the fact-checking outlet Snopes found that several new local news websites are...
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An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: Russian internet trolls appear to be shifting strategy in their efforts to disrupt the 2020 U.S. elections, promoting politically divisive messages through phony social media accounts instead of creating propaganda themselves,...
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CNET reports on the massive ice wall created by an 'intricate network of small metal pipes, capped off by six-foot-high metal scaffolding.' It turns out, coolant is running through the pipes, freezing the soil below and creating an impermeable ice wall that's nearly 100 feet ...
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'I haven't had a nickel, dime, quarter or penny in my pocket for two years,' writes USA Today tech columnist Jefferson Graham, adding 'Why bother? We're now living in what's quickly becoming a cashless society, where credit cards or electronic payments on your phone rule.'...
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This week The Space Review published an essay by retired aerospace engineer Gerald Black, who worked in the aerospace industry for over 40 years and tested various rocket engines, including the ascent stage engine of the Apollo lunar module. 'The Moonrush is now on,' he...
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Ten days ago 66-year-old tech pundit Robert Cringely revealed the first of what may be his final set of annual predictions for the technology industry -- but he's not done yet. Thursday Cringely predicted that 'the Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) solution based on Open Source...
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Sunday March 10, 2019. 11:49 PM
Michael Stapelberg, maintains 'a bunch' of Debian packages and services, and says the free software Linux distro 'has been in my life for well over 10 years at this point.' Today he released a 2,255-word essay explaining why he's 'winding down' his involvement in Debian to a ...
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When The Division 2 launches on March 15th, PlayStation 4 owners will also need to download a day one update -- that's 90 gigabytes. Eurogamer reports: That's according to a new official support page (as spotted by Game Informer) in which Ubisoft warns PS4 players who've...
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'The next success for the company behind Angry Birds could be twofold: convincing the U.S. public they should buy a 5G mobile phone from Sprint Corp., and developing the world's biggest video game streaming platform in the process,' reports Bloomberg: Rovio Entertainment is...
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'In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves,' writes CoinBase. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The completed payment effectively moved real...
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'With a $302 million international gross, Captain Marvel has earned $455 million overall to date, the largest ever global opening for a March release and the sixth highest of all-time,' reports the Wrap. The superhero movie raked in $153 million just in America, reports...
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'The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as next year.' Long-time Slashdot reader tomhath tipped us off to Indiana Public Media's report on AquaBounty Technologies: AquaBounty will...
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Dr. Travis Bradberry has a PhD in industrial-organizational psychology, and argues that 'The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work.' A study recently conducted by the Draugiem Group used a computer application to track employees' work habits....
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AmiMoJo quotes Computerworld: Microsoft plans to start selling its Windows 7 add-on support beginning April 1. Labeled 'Extended Security Updates' (ESU), the post-retirement support will give enterprise customers more time to purge their environments of Windows 7. From...
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What if a robot came to your house to retrieve library books? An anonymous reader quotes the Bay Area Newsgroup: Residents in downtown Mountain View have gotten their first peek at the future with the debut of BookBot, the library's newest non-human helper. A creation of...
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