Day: December 1, 2018

Naomi Wu On The Sino:Bit, 3D Printers, And Open Source Hardware In China

Many readers will be familiar with [Naomi Wu], the prolific hardware hacker who has shown us so much of the epicentre of Chinese tech in her native Shenzhen through a lens that most outsiders would struggle to achieve. We’ve seen her touring factories and electronics marts, building a load of interesting projects, and achieving the…

Is Linux Taking Over The World?

“2019 just might be the Year of Linux — the year in which Linux is fully recognized as the powerhouse it has become,” writes Network World’s “Unix dweeb.” The fact is that most people today are using Linux without ever knowing it — whether on their phones, online when using Google, Facebook, Twitter, GPS devices,…

2018 Strava year in sport report: Club motivation, run commuting, and popular days

As we end 2018, it is interesting to check out data collected by exercise services. Strava is one of the most popular services and shared data on social aspects of fitness, trends, and commuting practices. …read more Source:: ZDNet

ACLU wants court to release documents on the US’ attempt at backdooring Facebook Messenger

While the FBI-vs-Apple battle played out in the public, the FBI-vs-Facebook encryption backdoor war remained a secret for months. …read more Source:: ZDNet

The World’s First 8K TV Channel Launches With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

AmiMoJo writes: Japanese broadcaster NHK is launching the world’s first 8K TV channel with a special edition of 2001: A Space Odyssey. NHK asked Warner Bros. to scan the original negatives at 8K specially for the channel. 8K offers 16 times the resolution of standard HD, 120 frames per second progressive scan, and 24 channels…

Nightflyers sci-fi horror is no Game of Thrones – CNET

Based on a novella by George R.R. Martin, this spooky journey across the stars stretches itself too thin. …read more Source:: CNet

The 10 best Dreamcast games – CNET

In order! No. 1 will not surprise you. …read more Source:: CNet

We remember the Sega Dreamcast, 20 years on – CNET

A bunch of CNETers share their memories of Sega’s fantastic but doomed system. …read more Source:: CNet

Stone Age foodies ate fancier stuff than you do – CNET

Scientists analyzing ancient food gunk discover that people 6,000 years ago had rather sophisticated recipes. …read more Source:: CNet

Lenovo Finally Pays $7.3 M Fine Over Invasive 2014 ‘Superfish’ Adware Pre-Installations

Leonovo will add $7.3 million into a $1M fund settling a class action lawsuit over their undisclosed pre-installation of Superfish’s targeting adware on 28 different laptop models in 2014. Within one year the U.S. Department of Homeland Security had warned that the adware made laptops vulnerable to SSL spoofing, allowing the reading of encrypted web…