Day: March 10, 2019

‘Angry Birds’ Developer Rovio Seeks Backers For 5G ‘Netflix of Games’ Service

“The next success for the company behind Angry Birds could be twofold: convincing the U.S. public they should buy a 5G mobile phone from Sprint Corp., and developing the world’s biggest video game streaming platform in the process,” reports Bloomberg: Rovio Entertainment is in talks with “several” investors to take a stake in its subsidiary…

Brie Larson dressed as Captain Marvel surprises moviegoers – CNET

Dressed in a Captain Marvel tracksuit, Larson visits a New Jersey movie theater and serves fans popcorn. …read more Source:: CNet

Coders Used Ham Radio To Send Bitcoin From Canada To San Francisco

“In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves,” writes CoinBase. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The completed payment effectively moved real bitcoin from Toronto, Canada, to San Francisco, California… But sending bitcoin over radio isn’t just fun. Some…

From A Dead Laptop To A Portable KVM And PiTop

An essential tool of many sysadmins is a portable terminal ready to plug into an ailing rack-mounted server to administer first aid. At their simplest, they are simply a monitor and keyboard on a trolley, but more often they will be a laptop pre-loaded with tools for the purpose. Sysadmins will hang on tenaciously to…

‘Captain Marvel’ Smashes Box Office Record, Laughs Off Review-Bombing Trolls

“With a $302 million international gross, Captain Marvel has earned $455 million overall to date, the largest ever global opening for a March release and the sixth highest of all-time,” reports the Wrap. The superhero movie raked in $153 million just in America, reports Collider, “Suggesting that a sad, extremely vocal minority of idiots on…

Game of Thrones dragonmaster reveals the secrets of Daenerys’ babies – CNET

Supermarket chickens and cheetah colors help visual-effects supervisor Sven Martin and team animate Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. …read more Source:: CNet

Uber whistleblower: ‘I wanted to speak up, share my story and get back to work’ – CNET

Susan Fowler talks at SXSW about the power of a story to bring about change in Silicon Valley. …read more Source:: CNet

Genetically Engineered Seafood Coming To a Restaurant Near You

“The first genetically-modified animal for human consumption could be arriving in grocery stores across the United States as early as next year.” Long-time Slashdot reader tomhath tipped us off to Indiana Public Media’s report on AquaBounty Technologies: AquaBounty will produce a GMO salmon that CEO Ron Stotish says will grow faster than freshwater-raised fish. “It…

Captain Marvel post-credits scenes, explained – CNET

The first one is a doozy. The second one, cute. …read more Source:: CNet

Captain Marvel review: A soaring tale of self-discovery with a ’90s beat – CNET

The first female-led Marvel movie subverts the superhero origin film in the best possible way. …read more Source:: CNet