Day: January 8, 2020

Eggheads have crunched the numbers and the results are in: It’s not just your dignity you lose with e-scooters, life and limb are in peril, too

If you’re thinking of riding one of those things, wear a helmet There were nearly 40,000 electric scooter injuries in the United States alone between 2014 and 2018, an increase of 222 per cent, according to the latest study published in the journal JAMA Surgery on Wednesday.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Making Custom 3D Printed Slide Switches

For a little over a year now we’ve been covering the incredible replicas [Mike Gardi] has been building of educational “computers” from the very dawn of the digital age. These fascinating toys, many of which are now extremely rare, are recreated using 3D printing and other modern techniques for a whole new generation to enjoy…

Samsung fingerprint-protected T7 Touch portable SSD

Many external SSDs feature password protection and AES 256-bit hardware encryption, but the Samsung T7 Touch goes one step further and adds a convenient fingerprint reader. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Ring Fired Employees for Watching Customer Videos

Amazon-owned home security camera company Ring has fired employees for improperly accessing Ring users’ video data, Motherboard reported Wednesday, citing a letter the company wrote to Senators. From the report: The news highlights a risk across many different tech companies: employees may abuse access granted as part of their jobs to look at customer data…

In a desperate bid to stay relevant in 2020’s geopolitical upheaval, N. Korea upgrades its Apple Jeus macOS malware

Nork cash grab nasty gets stealthier Malware hunters are sounding the alarm over a new, more effective version of the North Korean “Apple Jeus” macOS software nasty.… …read more Source:: Register

‘Don’t Buy an 8K TV’

Anyone paying attention to the news coming out of CES this week has probably noticed that 8K TVs seem to be the next big thing. The science says your mortal eyes can barely tell the difference between 4K, however. From a report: Samsung announced one that’s almost bezel-less. LG boasted a total of eight new…

The Supreme Court will decide software development’s future in Google v. Oracle

The final steps are being made in the Google v. Oracle copyright case, which will put the fate of programming in the hands of the Supreme Court. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Companies Are Using AI-Generated People To Appear More Diverse

AI startups are selling images of computer-generated faces that look like the real thing, offering companies a chance to create imaginary models and “increase diversity” in their ads without needing human beings. From a report: One firm is offering to sell diverse photos for marketing brochures and has already signed up clients, including a dating…

Engineering Your Way to Better Sourdough (and Other Fermented Goods)

Trent Fehl is an engineer who has worked for such illustrious outfits as SpaceX and Waymo. When he got into baking, he brought those engineering skills home to solve a classic problem in the kitchen: keeping a sourdough starter within the ideal, somewhat oppressive range of acceptable temperatures needed for successful fermentation. A sourdough starter…

Jeep’s new 4xe models pack plug-in power – Roadshow

The Compass, Renegade and Wrangler will all get Jeep’s new plug-in hybrid powertrain. …read more Source:: CNet