Day: June 2, 2018

Uber Driver Kills His Passenger

An anonymous reader quotes the Washington Post: An Uber driver in Denver killed his passenger early Friday morning, telling a witness he had fired several times in self-defense, police said… Police say Michael Andre Hancock shot Hyun Kim, 45, with a semiautomatic pistol during a confrontation at 2:47 a.m. Friday, according to a partially redacted…

Why that Solo: A Star Wars Story cameo is the best thing in the movie – CNET

Spoilers: Wait, isn’t he dead?! …read more Source:: CNet

Deadpool 2 post-credits scene(s), explained – CNET

Yep, there are a total of five different Deadpool 2 post-credits scenes, and they’re all wonderful. Spoilers ahead! …read more Source:: CNet

CSS Is Now So Overpowered It Can Deanonymize Facebook Users

An anonymous reader writes: Some of the recent additions to the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) web standard are so powerful that a security researcher has abused them to deanonymize visitors to a demo site and reveal their Facebook usernames, avatars, and if they liked a particular web page of Facebook. Information leaked via this attack…

Servo Becomes Mini Linear Actuator

RC servos are a common component in many robotics projects, but [Giovanni Leal] needed linear motion instead of the rotary actuation that servos normally offer. The 3D Printed Mini Linear Actuator was developed as a way to turn a mini servo into a linear actuator, giving it more power in the process. A servo uses…

New Wonder Woman 2 clue hints at the movie’s time period – CNET

Director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 2 movie could have fans feeling nostalgic for VHS tapes. …read more Source:: CNet

iPhones might get three cameras, and Apple surprises Valve – CNET

Your juiciest iPhone news this week. …read more Source:: CNet

Woman Looking At Apple Watch Found Guilty of Distracted Driving

Ontario law defines distracted driving as “holding or using a handheld wireless communication device” — and a judge just fined Victoria Ambrose $400 for checking her Apple Watch while waiting at a stoplight. Long-time Slashdot reader innocent_white_lamb quotes the National Post: Even with its miniaturization and trendy technology, an Apple Watch is no safer “than…

Mac OS 10.14 leak suggests dark mode, Apple News app – CNET

Dress your user interface in dark colors — system wide. …read more Source:: CNet

MIT Issued Blockchain Diplomas, But Doesn’t Know If Employers Actually Use Them

dcblogs writes: Last summer, MIT ran a pilot program creating verifiable, tamper-proof “digital diplomas” for a small number of graduates. But they don’t know how the pilot turned out, and there’s a lot of experimentation underway. Eventually, all your credentials — resume, employment history, occupational licenses, diplomas — may be in a blockchain. The use…