Day: December 2, 2018

Amazon Tests Its Cashierless Technology for Bigger Stores

Online giant tries to overcome challenges caused by retail spaces with higher ceilings, more products. From a report: is testing its cashierless checkout technology for bigger stores [alternative source] , according to people familiar with the matter. If successful, the strategy would further challenge brick-and-mortar retailers racing to make their businesses more convenient. The…

A Raspberry Pi Has This Pool Covered

Far from being a tiled hole in the ground with a bit of water in it, a modern swimming pool boasts a complex array of subsystems designed to ensure your morning dip is as perfect as that you’d find on the sun-kissed beaches of your dream tropical isle. And as you might expect with such…

In thrilling BBC video, one lion fights 20 hyenas — with a twist – CNET

Forget The Lion King: Life can be rough for the King of the Jungle …read more Source:: CNet

Proposed Regulations Would Allow the Majority of US Homes To Be Bought and Sold Without Being Appraised by a Human

Federal regulators have proposed loosening real-estate appraisal requirements to enable a majority of U.S. homes to be bought and sold without being evaluated by a licensed human appraiser [the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. That potentially opens the door for cheaper, faster, but largely untested property valuations based on computer algorithms. From a report:…

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

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

SKY Brasil Exposes 32 Million Customer Records

Independent security researcher Fabio Castro found data belonging to 32 million customers of SKY Brasil exposed online. “Using the advanced features of the Shodan search engine, he was able to discover multiple servers in Brazil running Elasticsearch that made information available without authentication,” reports BleepingComputer. “A cluster of servers called ‘digital-logs-prd’ attracted the researcher’s attention…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s hearing before House may be postponed – CNET

Testimony on company’s social media practices may be put off for President Bush’s state funeral. …read more Source:: CNet

By 2025, Nearly 30 Percent of Data Generated Will Be Real-Time, IDC Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: As global connectivity grows, allowing more data to be generated and collected, a growing portion of that data will be real-time information, according to IDC. By 2025, nearly 30 percent of the so-called “global datasphere” will be real-time information, IDC says in a new white paper, sponsored…

FPV Antenna Leans Into The Bank

If you’re doing remote controlled flight, odds are you’re also flying FPV. Or you at least have a camera on board. If you’re transmitting to the ground, you may have noticed the antenna on your plane has some weird radiation patterns; bank your plane to the left or right, and your signal gets worse. [Ant0003]…

AirPods with wireless charging case coming in 2019 — analyst – CNET

Earbuds will get ‘wireless charging support’ next year, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts. …read more Source:: CNet