Ask Slashdot: Could Android and iOS Become Popular Desktop Operating Systems?
dryriver writes: For many older people, you use Windows, macOS, or Linux on the desktop, and Android or iOS on mobile devices. Nobody is screaming for an Android desktop PC or an iOS 17.3-inch laptop computer. But what about younger generations growing up, from a very young age, glued to devices with these two mobile operating systems running on it? Will they want to use Windows, macOS, or Linux just like us old farts when they grow older, or will they want their favorite mobile operating sys...
Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?
Plus, e-scooter subscription services are a thing now, the Vision Fund is betting big on autonomous delivery and Facebook almost bought Unity.
Steve Jurvetson tells all: about his new $200 million fund, his new partner, his new shopping list, and more
What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ
You can’t beat good BBQ. As long as I’ve been eating, I’ve loved the taste of BBQ cooked correctly, and I’ve loved the science of getting BBQ right, no matter brisket, ribs, pulled pork, or chicken. (Vegans may want to sit this blog out.) What’s clear to me is that the process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly...
J.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set
Fans will have to wait until Dec. 20 to watch Star Wars: Episode IX, but director J.J. Abrams just shared a new heartwarming photo from the movie’s last photography day. On Friday afternoon, […] The post J.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set appeared first on Geek.com .
Amazon disses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on way out of NYC: 'We don’t want to work in this environment'
Amazon invites Ocasio-Cortez for tour, calls worker claims untrue
A senior Amazon.com Inc executive on Friday disputed claims raised by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that Amazon workers face "dehumanizing conditions" as being untrue and invited her to take a tour of company facilities.
'We proved Amazon wrong': activists celebrate Bezos' retreat from Queens
Abrupt collapse of company’s plans seen as a milestone victory for leftwing insurgents over Democrats who backed the deal Amazon picked a tough moment to come to New York. Progressive groups were in the ascendant and they turned their fire on an obvious target: a plan to lure a company run by the world’s richest man with $3bn in subsidies and tax breaks. Continue reading...
The Right Chemistry: Keto diet can help with epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes
When it comes to claims about treating cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and Parkinson’s disease, evidence is lacking.
Acer expects gaming and ultrathin notebooks to serve as growth drivers in Thailand
Gaming and ultrathin notebooks are expected to become the growth driver of Acer's operation in Thailand, particularly gaming models, as e-sports has been gainign popularity among the country's young consumers, according to deputy director of Acer Thailand's retail business, Supong Tangtongbenjasin.
IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure
IBM is leveraging Kubernetes to enable its Watson AI to run on public clouds AWS, Google, and Microsoft Azure. The move signals a shift in strategy for IBM.
Behind the Mac creator celebrates his literary icon
Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins on James Baldwin, filming black skin and filmmaking in the iPhone era.
Monthly Web Development Update 2/2019: Web Authentication And The Problem With UX
The only constant in life is change, they say. And it’s true, even if we think nothing changes at all. Whether you notice change or not is only a question of how you perceive and how you observe things. In the tech industry, it’s easy to see how fast things evolve — read a summary article like this one, and you’ll suddenly become aware of how much has happened in just one month.
Academics Confirm Major Predictive Policing Algorithm Is Fundamentally Flawed
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last week, Motherboard published an investigation which revealed that law enforcement agencies around the country are using PredPol -- a predictive policing software that once cited the controversial, unproven "broken windows" policing theory as a part of its best practices. Our report showed that local police in Kansas, Washington, South Carolina, California, Georgia, Utah, and Michigan are using or have used the software. In a 2014 prese...
Hennessey upgrades 2019 Lincoln Navigator to 600hp
The performance tuners at Hennessey are well-known for their boutique supercar, the Venom, and custom upgrades for sports cars like the Mustang, Viper, and Corvette, but lately they’ve been turning their eye towards SUVs and pickups. Their latest in this trend is a take on the new 2019 Lincoln Navigator, which outfits the family SUV with an additional 150 horsepower, … Continue reading
A Mother Learns the Identity of Her Child’s Grandmother. A Sperm Bank Threatens to Sue.
The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed.
After outrage over Chrome ad-block block plan, Google backs away from crippling web advert, content filters
How's this for sci-fi: A cosmic river of 4,000 stars dazzles lifeforms as it flows through a galaxy. And that galaxy is the Mil
Pokemon No. Good news: You can now ban the virtual pests, er, pets to stop nerds wandering around your property
Oracle throws toys out pram again, tells US claims court: Competing for Pentagon cloud contract isn't fair.
Billionaire Buffet's Berkshire liquidates $2.1bn stake in Oracle – just months after buying the shares
ET Deals: Humble Great GameMaker Games Bundle
Thanks to GameMaker Studio, it's never been easier for gamedevs to make incredible 2D projects. And if you'd like to partake in some of the best games made with these handy tools, this week's Humble Bundle full of Steam games is worth checking out. The post ET Deals: Humble Great GameMaker Games Bundle appeared first on ExtremeTech .
10 hot quantum-computing startups to watch
Quantum computing is still in its infancy, but you wouldn’t know it judging from the investments pouring into the space. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story)
HPE Global Channel Chief Paul Hunter On GreenLake Sales Momentum And 'Stellar' Partner Sales Growth
HPE Global Channel Chief Paul Hunter, who recently celebrated his first year anniversary in the top channel job, says HPE's ground breaking GreenLake pay-per-use channel model is picking up steam.
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