Day: April 20, 2019

Boeing faces accusations of negligence at Dreamliner plant – CNET

A New York Times report alleges the company favored speed over safety while moving planes through production. …read more Source:: CNet

Erlang Creator Joe Armstrong Has Died

Rogers Cadenhead (Slashdot reader #4,482) writes: Joe Armstrong, the computer scientist best known as one of the creators of the Erlang programming language, died Saturday. Erlang Solutions founder Francesco Cesarini shared the news on Twitter and said, “His work has laid the foundation which will be used by generations to come. RIP @joeerl, thank you…

The CIA Accuses Huawei Of Being Secretly Funded By China’s State Intelligence

“U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday.” Long-time Slashdot reader hackingbear shares a story from Reuters: The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China’s National Security Commission, the People’s Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network, the British…

“Vintage” Radio Gets a Modern Makeover

Taking an old piece of gear and cramming it full of modern hardware is a very popular project. In fact, it’s one of the most common things we see here at Hackaday, especially in the Raspberry Pi era. The appeal is obvious: somebody has already done the hard work of designing and building an attractive…

An Interstellar Meteor May Have Hit Earth

Two Harvard researchers believe a small meteor that struck earth in 2014 was from another solar system, saying it’s “like getting a message in a bottle from a distant location.” CNN reports: Dr. Abraham Loeb, the chair of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, and his co-author Amir Siraj, studied the velocity of objects…

The Game Boy made me a Nintendo fan, the Switch brought me back – CNET

The Switch perfectly captures the fun and essence of the original Game Boy and NES. …read more Source:: CNet

Canada Civil Liberties Group Argues Toronto Shouldn’t Be ‘Google’s Lab Rat’

“A civil liberties group in Canada is suing three tiers of government over potential privacy issues posed by Sidewalk Labs’s plan to develop a 12-acre smart city in Toronto, which will be approved or denied later this summer,” reports Fast Company. The fight centers around a taxpayer-funded organization jointly created by the federal, provincial, and…

On 420, Carl’s Jr. stirs the pot with cannabis-infused burger – CNET

The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight has some truly special sauce. …read more Source:: CNet

Watch the Aston Martin DBX SUV rip around the Nurburgring – Roadshow

The more high-sided noisemakers, the better. …read more Source:: CNet

My mad race to watch every Marvel movie before Avengers: Endgame – CNET

Update: 17 MCU movies down, four to go. It’s been a wild ride, and I’ve managed to stay spoiler-free… so far. …read more Source:: CNet