Day: March 30, 2019

Are We Experiencing a Burnout Epidemic?

“Burnout is everywhere,” reports the Washington Post. “Caused in part by social media, the 24-hour news cycle and the pressure to check work email outside of office hours, it could hit you, too — especially if you don’t know how to nip it in the bud…” A recent report from Harvard and Massachusetts medical organizations…

MoviePass competitor Sinemia adds $15 ‘unlimited’ daily movie plan – CNET

But it also says it’s “dropping a small number of user accounts for fraudulent activity” despite continuing complaints that it’s Sinemia’s app at fault. …read more Source:: CNet

The Dangers of Sharing Your Screen With Co-Workers

“if you must goof off at work, then at the very least manage your notification settings so that your alerts are muted, and aren’t broadcast on the big screen when you screen share in the boardroom,” warns the New York Times — offering several examples of what can go wrong. An anonymous reader quotes their…

Bithumb cryptocurrency exchange hacked a third time in two years

Hackers believed to have made off with nearly $20 million in EOS and Ripple cryptocurrencies. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Avengers: Endgame toys, new poster hit Walmart shelves – CNET

A series of Hasbro figures featuring the Avengers’ white suits could be at your Walmart this weekend. …read more Source:: CNet

Hash and Roll Your Way To Secure Passwords

In the electronic battlefield that is 2019, the realm of password security is fraught with dangers. Websites from companies big and small leak like sieves, storing user data in completely unsecure ways. Just about the worst thing you can do is use the same password across several services, meaning that an attack on one gives…

Phone Carrier Apps Can Help Fight Robocalls — Sometimes, Even For Free

Friday CNN reported on “what you can do right now to stop robocalls.” “Short of throwing your phone in the garbage, there’s no way to avoid them altogether. But wireless providers and smartphone developers offer tools to filter out at least some unwanted calls.” – Verizon’s Call Filter app is free to download on iPhones…

Missile Defense Test Intercepts ICBM Target, Says Pentagon

schwit1 quotes CNBC: In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a “salvo” intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California. Both interceptors zeroed in on the target — a re-entry vehicle that had been launched 4,000 miles…

Continuing Progress On Babbage Analytical Engine

Slashdot reader RockDoctor writes: The project to actually construct Babbage’s Analytical Engine, the first design for a general purpose computing machine, continues with the documentation phase of the programme. Since Babbage continued to refine his design almost until the day of his death, working out what he actually wanted to build is quite a task….

Nissan to reveal new 2020 Versa at a music festival – Roadshow

Nissan’s aging but affordable sedan will be renewed. …read more Source:: CNet