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Saturday November 10, 2018. 07:34 PM
Slashdot reader pgmrdlm quotes Science Daily: Timely diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is extremely important, as treatments and interventions are more effective early in the course of the disease. However, early diagnosis has proven to be challenging. Research has linked the ...
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'Think your vintage computer hardware is old?' writes long-time Slashdot reader corrosive_nf. 'Ken Shirriff, Robert Garne, and their associates probably have you beat. 'The IBM 1401 was introduced in 1959, and these guys are keeping one alive in a computer museum... [T]he...
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'We recently published a number of updates to our licensing materials,' the Free Software Foundation announced Thursday, adding that 'While we generally post individual announcements for these types of important changes, there were so many in such a short span that we needed ...
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'It's the biggest chess event of the year as World Champion Magnus Carlsen will try to defend his title against the American challenger Fabiano Caruana,' reports Chess.com -- which is webcasting game two right now (7 a.m. PST, 3 p.m. London/GMT). After seven grueling hours...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: This week, U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), a part of the military tasked with hacking and cybersecurity focused missions, started publicly releasing unclassified samples of adversaries' malware it has discovered. CYBERCOM...
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Microsoft has released a free AV1 video codec for Windows 10 devices that's available via the Microsoft Store. 'Play AV1 videos on your Windows 10 device. This extension is an early beta version of the AV1 software decoder that lets you play videos that have been encoded...
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iFixit has released their teardown of the new Mac mini, providing a look inside the portable desktop computer. Some of the notable findings include user-upgradable RAM and soldered CPU and SSD. Mac Rumors reports: While the RAM in the previous-gen Mac mini from 2014 was...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Amazon.com Inc. has taken another step toward eliminating software from Oracle Corp. that has long helped the e-commerce giant run its retail business. An executive with Amazon's cloud-computing unit hit back at Oracle...
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According to federal contracting documents, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden an undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights around the country. Quartz reports: According to...
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dmoberhaus writes: Perceptual ad blockers were supposed to be the 'superweapon' that put an end to the arms race between advertisers and users. According to new research, however, perceptual ad blockers will come out on the losing side in the war against internet advertisers ...
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Prima Games, the publishing company that has printed video game strategy guides since it was founded in 1990, is shutting down. 'The label will no longer publish new guides starting now, and it will officially shutter in the spring,' reports Kotaku. From the report: Thanks...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook on Friday became the latest tech company to end a policy of requiring employees to settle claims of sexual harassment through private arbitration, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. It will now allow...
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Google is working with The New York Times to digitize its huge collection of about 7 million historic images. The pictures are apparently kept in the newspaper's 'morgue,' which contains pictures going back to the 19th century, many of which exist nowhere else in the world....
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Late last month, HealthCare.gov suffered a data breach exposing 75,000 customers. Details were sparse at the time of the breach, but have now learned that hackers obtained 'inappropriate access' to a number of broker and agent accounts, which 'engaged in excessive searching' ...
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Friday November 9, 2018. 11:20 PM
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Recode: To dozens of cities across the United States, Amazon's widely publicized search for a 'second headquarters' looked like thousands of new jobs, up for grabs. To Pivot co-host Scott Galloway, it now looks like a 'ruse.' 'I lease ...
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A vacuum giant may be looking to hoover up some of the wearable tech market. From a report: Dyson is considering making a wearable air purifier that could double as headphones, according to Bloomberg, which reported the company submitted patents for wearable air-purifying...
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China has violated an accord it signed with the U.S. three years ago pledging not to engage in hacking for the purpose of economic espionage, a senior U.S. intelligence official said this week. From a report: The 2015 bilateral agreement had significantly reduced the amount...
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In a new agreement between tech giants Amazon and Apple, shoppers will soon see a selection of the latest Apple products on Amazon.com. This is not good news for everyone. Motherboard: John Bumstead is a computer refurbisher who, every year, saves thousands of laptops from...
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Dark Mode is not just more aesthetically pleasing to many people, there are real battery-life boosts to be had -- and Google has the numbers to prove it. From a report: Touting the benefits of Dark Mode, Google showed that with screen brightness set to 50 percent, using...
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Cord-cutting promised us that we won't have to pay the ludicrously large cable bills. But it turns out, as long as you do not just want to watch a very limited set of movies and TV shows, you will have to subscribe to any number of these services: Netflix, Amazon Prime...
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