Day: November 2, 2018

1 In 4 Statisticians Say They Were Asked To Commit Scientific Fraud

As the saying goes, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” We know that’s true because statisticians themselves just said so. From a report: A stunning report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that researchers often ask statisticians to make “inappropriate requests.” And by “inappropriate,” the authors aren’t referring…

NASA gets first good look at asteroid it plans to pickpocket – CNET

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will soon arrive at the tiny world Bennu. …read more Source:: CNet

Twitter reportedly removes over 10,000 accounts that discourage voting – CNET

The automated accounts were removed in September and October, according to Reuters. …read more Source:: CNet

Diablo Immortal brings Blizzard’s dungeon crawler to mobile – CNET

You’ll be playing the next game in the Diablo series on your phone. (But no word on when.) …read more Source:: CNet

Worst Malware and Threat Actors of 2018

Two reports call out the most serious malware attacks and attackers of the year (so far). …read more Source:: DarkReading

Facebook Blames Malicious Extensions in Breach of 81K Private Messages

Investigators posed as buyers and were offered the messages at 10 cents per Facebook account. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Black Friday 2018: The best deals so far – CNET

Can’t wait for Nov. 23? Here’s a look at what you can get right now. …read more Source:: CNet

Making Trains Run on Time

Plamen Angelov of the University of Lancaster, in Britain, has an idea that he hopes will make train delays rarer. From a report: Often, Dr Angelov observes, the problem is not the inefficiency of operators but the behaviour of passengers — the “platform-train interface”, to use railway parlance. When trains arrive, passengers crowd around the…

Roborock S5 robot vacuum review: Powerful, intelligent competitor takes care of your chores

Robot vacuums continue to sweep through the connected home industry, and one of the more affordable options is the Roborock S5. It may not be a name you are familiar with, but the vacuum is definitely one to consider. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Overwatch’s new hero is Ashe, gunslinger and leader of the Deadlock gang – CNET

She sports a lever-action rifle, hatred for Jesse McCree and an ultimate named Bob. …read more Source:: CNet