'We Need Software Updates Forever'
The creator of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) and founder of the first virtual reality startup, Mark Pesce, opines an IEEE Spectrum piece that we need software updates forever. Slashdot reader joshuark shares an excerpt from the article: Device makers are apt to drop support for old gadgets faster than the gadgets themselves wear out. Consumers have relied on the good graces of device makers to keep our gadget firmware and software secure and up-to-date. Doing so costs the manuf...
Apple CEO Tim Cook in Leaked Memo: 'We Are Doing Everything in Our Power' To Identify Leakers
Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned employees about leaking company information. Cook's memo: Dear Team, It was great to connect with you at the global employee meeting on Friday. There was much to celebrate, from our remarkable new product line-up to our values driven work around climate change, racial equity, and privacy. It was a good opportunity to reflect on our many accomplishments and to have a discussion about what's been on your mind. I'm writing today because I've heard from so many of yo...
Getting Your `head` Straight: A New CSS Performance Diagnostics Snippet
We love little useful tools and techniques to help folks get their work done better and faster. Today, we’d love to shine the spotlights on a little helper that helps spot common performance bottlenecks easily: [ct.css](https://csswizardry.com/ct/).
Impossible Foods’ plant-based pork is heading to select restaurants
You’ll soon have the opportunity to enjoy your favorite pork recipes without breaking your plant-based diet. Impossible Foods, the company best known for its Impossible Burger, has announced plans to bring its plant-based pork alternative to some restaurants in the coming months. This new plan comes only weeks after the company’s faux chicken nuggets arrived in restaurants. READ: I tried … Cont...
NAND supply likely to turn tight in 2H22, says Silicon Motion
NAND flash prices are expected to stay stable in 2022, but the supply of such chips is likely to turn tight in the second half of next year, according to Wallace Kou, president of Taiwan-based NAND controller vendor Silicon Motion Technology.
Microsoft's Surface Duo 2 phone tries to fix the original's problems
Microsoft’s original Surface Duo folding phone designed in some serious flaws. The Surface Duo 2, to its credit, appears to have at least addressed them. When Microsoft launched the Surface Duo folding phone a year ago, Microsoft executives preceded it with a gauzy veil of hype that concealed the many flaws reviewers noted : a poor camera, a lack of NFC and 5G, a subsequently poor track record ...
14 Things You Need to Know About Data Storage Management
“When it comes to storing data, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution,” says Orlando Scott-Cowley, Messaging, Security and Storage Evangelist at Mimecast , a cloud and mobile data storage and security provider. Before you decide where or how you will store your structured and unstructured data, “companies first need to understand the amount and type of data they have along with the motivation behind storing the information,” Cowley says. “Having this background will help determine what rou...
ET Deals: Over $200 Off 25-Inch Alienware AW2521HFL Gaming Monitor, Garmin Venu GPS AMOLED Smartwatch for $267
Stay home and indulge in a blazingly fast gaming experience with one of Dell's 240Hz Alienware displays for just $323.69. The post ET Deals: Over $200 Off 25-Inch Alienware AW2521HFL Gaming Monitor, Garmin Venu GPS AMOLED Smartwatch for $267 appeared first on ExtremeTech .
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James Mattis, who sat on Theranos board, ‘didn’t know what to believe,’ he says in Elizabeth Holmes trial.
Mr. Mattis, the former defense secretary, testified that Ms. Holmes had not been forthcoming with the board about her start-up’s problems.
Henry Stone: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
We asked comedians to point us to the best online laughs. Henry Stone has served up the comedy stars before they were stars I write comedy and I direct comedy, and all of the money I make is from making comedy. However not all of the comedy I make is for making money. I like making things that are borne of nothing other than my fancy being tickled. I’m biased because I’m me and me is a perfect boy, but I’m pretty sure that this is the exactly correct way to approach your craft; one for you, o...
Guide To Creating A Lead Generating Landing Page – Infographic
When it comes to online business, generating leads is the top-most priority to garner revenue. Without targeted leads, you wouldn’t be able to create a successful business. Thus, while there are many ways to generate leads for your business, the most cost-effective among them is creating a landing page. As a stand-alone web page, a […] The post Guide To Creating A Lead Generating Landing Page –...
Swift 5.5 introduces async/await, structured concurrency, and actors
Swift 5.5, the latest version of Apple-developed language intended to replace C-based languages, has been published with capabilities centering on concurrency and package collections. Described in a September 20 bulletin as a “massive release,” Swift 5.5 can be accessed from swift.org . The release offers concurrency interoperability with Swift predecessor Objective-C , a proposal that bridges Swift concurrency features and the convention-based expression of asynchronous functions in Objectiv...
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game is all about teamwork
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game is all about teamwork and how the player’s relationship with gang members affects the mission. The game is all set to release on October 26 for platforms namely PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. We play as Star-Lord, also known as Peter Quill, who leads the group of Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket. He has to make them get their act together and onboard for the mission. The intriguing part of the game is that other character’s ...
Newsom signs bill taking aim at labor practices in Amazon warehouses
AB 701 is the first legislation in the U.S. regulating warehouse performance metrics. The new California law aims to crack down on harsh work standards in Amazon fulfillment centers.
Epic Games Accuses Apple of Trying to Blacklist Fortnite From iOS App Store
Apple seems to have denied an attempt to bring back Fortnite to the iOS App Store, citing past 'duplicitous conduct' from Epic Games.
NASA's NIAC Program Gives a Sneak Peek at the Future of Space Travel
As the agency develops plans for exploring the moon and Mars, it's seeking cutting-edge research that could turn science fiction into reality.
Business group: China's tech self-reliance plans hurt growth
A foreign business group in China says the ruling Communist Party’s campaign to tighten control over China’s industries and reduce use of foreign technology is denting its economic growth
Sen. Blackburn, lawmakers call on Facebook execs to testify over whistleblower bombshell
Sen. Marsha Blackburn is leading the charge against Facebook in an upcoming committee hearing after the company allegedly knew about but did not disclose publicly data that showed the negative impact of Instagram on teenagers.
Joe Concha slams Facebook for turning blind eye to cartels, trafficking: 'As shocking as it is nauseating'
Former tech CEO: Bombshell Facebook report proves policies, procedures 'just a ruse to dupe the public'
Heritage Foundation research fellow gets fired up on social media's negative impact: 'Ladies, find your worth elsewhere'
Cisco CFO Scott Herren: ‘I Have A Huge Affinity For Channel Partners’
Cisco CFO Scott Herren sat down with CRN following Investor Day 2021 to talk about important Cisco partners will be in helping to drive consumption-based IT, software and subscriptions for Cisco.