Day: December 25, 2018

Achieving Zen the Arduino Way

The purpose of a Zen garden, those stylized landscapes created by painstakingly placing rocks and raking gravel into perfect patterns, is the doing of the thing. Making sure every line is perfectly formed is no mean feat, and the concentration required to master it is the point of the whole thing. But who has time…

Fortnite Was 2018’s Most Important Social Network

An anonymous reader shares a report: Epic Games managed to produce a hit, sure, but the genius of it is how it’s rewritten the idea of what hanging out online can be. Fortnite is a game, but it’s also a global living room for millions of people, and a kind of codex for where culture…

Hot Tub Hack Reveals Washed-up Security Protection

Thousands of hot tubs can be hacked and controlled remotely because of a hole in their online security, BBC Click has revealed. From a report: Researchers showed the TV programme how an attacker could make the tubs hotter or colder, or control the pumps and lights via a laptop or smartphone. Vulnerable tubs are designed…

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge behind-the-scenes video docks on Christmas Day – CNET

Disney offers a tease for Star Wars fans. …read more Source:: CNet

A Christmas Menu Dreamed Up by a Robot

For most of us, using up the Christmas leftovers means endless rounds of turkey sandwiches and lashings of Brussel sprout curry in the days leading up to New Year. So, to help inject some creativity into this year’s leftover eat-up, BBC turned to artificial intelligence for some culinary assistance. From a report: A number of…

How a Microcontroller Hiding in a USB Port Became an FPGA Hiding in the Same

When you think of microcontroller development, you probably picture either a breadboard with a chip or a USB-connected circuit board. But Tim Ansell pictured an ARM dev board that is almost completely hidden inside of a USB port. His talk at the 2018 Hackaday Superconference tells that story and then some. Check out the newly…

Aquaman post-credits scene, explained – CNET

The DC Extended Universe movie offers a little sequel bait. Warning, spoilers ho! …read more Source:: CNet

Jordan Peele drops Us movie trailer for Christmas, and it’s spooky – CNET

The writer and director of Get Out gives a glimpse of his new nightmare. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Doodle wishes you a Merry Christmas – CNET

Santa finally gets a break. …read more Source:: CNet

iPhone Owners Irate After iOS Update Bricks Cellular Data

According to several reports, iPhone users around the world who have upgraded to the latest version of iOS are finding that it cuts off mobile data services. From a report: One Twitter user @kevbruh says that “Apple update 12.1.1, I had no cellular data. I tried inserting my SIM card again, hard resetting my device,…