Day: February 19, 2019

Facebook faces questions from lawmakers about privacy of health groups – CNET

The social network has been accused of exposing the health data of users in “closed” Facebook groups. …read more Source:: CNet

Oscars 2019: How to watch the nominated movies – CNET

A Star is Born? Bohemian Rhapsody? Black Panther? Yeah, we missed a bunch of them too. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook is trying to give AI ‘common sense,’ says chief scientist – CNET

Even a lot of humans don’t have that. …read more Source:: CNet

Linux Subsystem Files To Become Accessible via Windows File Explorer

One of Windows Subsystem for Linux’s more annoying tricks is it’s hard to get at your Linux files from Windows. From a report: Oh, you can do it, but you take a real chance of ruining the files. To quote Microsoft, “DO NOT, under ANY circumstances, access, create, and/or modify files in your distro’s filesystem…

Germany tells America to verpissen off over Huawei 5G cyber-Sicherheitsbedenken

Europeans can’t find any evidence of Chinese spying German is expected to snub US pressure to cut Huawei out of its next-generation 5G networks, rejecting claims that the Chinese manufacturer is a security risk.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Building A 1.4W Laser Pointer In A Tiny Housing

Laser pointers were cool for about 30 seconds when they first came out, before becoming immediately passé and doing absolutely nothing to improve the boss’s quarterly reports presentation. However, just as with boom boxes and sports cars, more power can always make things better. [Styropyro] was unimpressed with the weak and unreliable laser pointers he’d…

Middle-Age Men Who Can Do 40+ Push-Ups Have Lower Heart Disease Risk, Study Finds

A new study finds that active middle aged men who can do more than 40 push-ups at a time have a significantly lower risk of heart disease. From a report: Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health followed more than 1,100 middle-aged male firefighters over a decade. They looked at two specific…

ReRAM biz Crossbar hopes fad-du-jour IoT AI can help it avoid the tracks of Intel’s Optane storage chip juggernaut

ReRAM seeks artificial help Crossbar, developer of Resistive RAM (ReRAM) chips, is setting up an AI consortium to help counter, er, resistance to the technology, speed up its adoption, and hopefully outrun Intel’s Optane.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Captain Marvel is already getting ‘review-bombed’ – CNET

Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here’s what we know. …read more Source:: CNet

Resting Pitch Face is a YouTube comedy about women in STEM – CNET

Filmmakers collected stories from real women who work in STEM, then turned them into a web series. …read more Source:: CNet