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Monday May 6, 2019. 09:30 PM
A comprehensive United Nations report compiled by more than 450 researchers warns of a dire future for both humans and nature if business continues as usual. From a news report: Human activities have put as many as one million other species at risk of extinction, according...
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Google is set to launch new tools to limit the use of tracking cookies, a move that could strengthen the search giant's advertising dominance and deal a blow to other digital-marketing companies, WSJ reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. [Editor's note:...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Facebook's F8 2019 developer conference dominated last week, with talk of AI and AR/VR and privacy. But the news and reactions were all largely expected, and frankly, I was disappointed there was no detail on end-to-end encryption...
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Windows 10 is getting a new terminal for command-line users, Microsoft announced at its Build developer conference today. The new so-called 'Windows Terminal' will launch in mid-June and promises to be a major update of the existing Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell...
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Krystalo writes: At its developer conference Build today, Microsoft previewed new Visual Studio features for remote work, the.NET roadmap, and launched ML.NET 1.0. In April, Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac. Two notable features were Visual Studio...
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Microsoft is unveiling a number of new features for its upcoming Edge Chromium browser today. From a report: The first big addition is a new 'IE Mode' for Edge that will allow businesses to load old sites directly in the new Edge Chromium browser, using the Internet Explorer ...
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For the first time, Israel has used brute military force to respond to a Hamas cyberattack, three years after NATO proclaimed 'cyber' an official battlefield in modern warfare. From a report: The 'bomb-back' response took place on Saturday when Israel Defense Forces (IDF)...
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diegocg writes: Linux 5.1 released has been released. The main feature in this release is io_uring, a high-performance interface for asynchronous I/O; there are also improvements in fanotify to provide a scalable way of watching changes on large file systems; it also adds a...
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An anonymous reader shares a report: Apple is facing an antitrust investigation that could have been predicted the moment it announced it was getting into the music streaming business four years ago. The company can most likely expect a similar investigation down the road...
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'Facebook knew there was a problem when a string of people used the platform to publicly broadcast their suicides in real time,' reports Business Insider, raising questions about what the company has done since: Facebook has a suicide-monitoring tool that uses machine...
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The International Space Station tweeted Sunday that a SpaceX Dragon cargo craft was expected to arrive early Monday morning. 'Get up early and catch live coverage of the rendezvous and capture on nasa.gov/live beginning at 5:30 a.m. EDT.' But Teslarati reports that there's...
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'When Boeing began delivering its 737 Max to customers in 2017, the company believed that a key cockpit warning light was a standard feature in all of the new jets. But months after the planes were flying, company engineers realized that the warning light worked only on...
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dryriver asks a philosophical question: The producer of a tech product -- thanks to internet data mining -- may know all sorts of things about me, the buyer of a product. Gender, age, income level, education level, profession, geolocation, what I read online, who my social...
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An anonymous reader quotes CNET: 'Mozilla on Sunday began distributing new Firefox updates to fix a problem that broke extensions for many browser users on Friday,' reports CNET: Mozilla had released an update Saturday, but Sunday's fix should help more people who were still ...
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'Don't return that middle-of-the-night phone call if your cell phone only rang once,' warns the New York Daily News: The Federal Communications Commission on Friday alerted consumers about a wave of 'One Ring' robocalls after detecting 'widespread overnight calling' in both...
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Sunday May 5, 2019. 11:50 PM
Days after Mortal Kombat was inducted into the World Videogame Hall of Fame, multiple sources at its creator (Warner Bros Interactive studio NetherRealm) are alleging a toxic workplace with 100-hour workweeks, Variety reports, citing seven current and former full-time...
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This week Facebook announced a new feature that let's you tell the service that you have a 'secret crush' on up to nine Facebook friends, reports the Bay Area News Group: Facebook will send you a notification if a person has added you as one of their secret crushes. However, ...
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An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: As Microsoft promised in early April, Windows 10 is gaining a new option that gives users better control over when its twice-yearly major feature updates are installed. That option is called 'Download and install now' and should help Windows ...
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'As Africans get richer, they will eat more meat and live longer, healthier lives,' writes the Economist. PolygamousRanchKid shares their report: In the decade to 2017 global meat consumption rose by an average of 1.9% a year and fresh dairy consumption by 2.1% -- both about ...
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'Investors have a big appetite for fake meat,' writes the Associated Press. The shares of Beyond Meat, the purveyor of plant-based burgers and sausages, more than doubled Thursday in its Nasdaq debut. It's the first pure-play maker of vegan 'meat' to go public, according to...
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