Day: January 11, 2020

A Quick Look At the Fight Against Encryption

b-dayyy shared this overview from the Linux Security site: Strong encryption is imperative to securing sensitive data and protecting individuals’ privacy online, yet governments around the world refuse to recognize this, and are continually aiming to break encryption in an effort to increase the power of their law enforcement agencies… This fear of strong, unbroken…

Printed Separator Separates Printed Pages

We all know people trapped in aging bodies who can’t do all the things they used to do. It’s easy to accept that you may never move small furniture around by yourself again, but losing the ability to do something as simple as separating the pages of your newspaper to keep reading it is an…

Astronomy Professor Challenges Study Suggesting Dark Energy Might Not Exist

Long-time Slashdot reader thomst quotes The most direct and strongest evidence for the accelerating universe with dark energy is provided by the distance measurements using type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) for the galaxies at high redshift. This result is based on the assumption that the corrected luminosity of SN Ia through the empirical standardization…

Windows 10 settings: When to fix and tweak, when to leave your PC alone

The longer you’ve used Windows the more likely you are to have built up a collection of tips and tricks for squeezing out extra performance. Here are five popular techniques that haven’t stood the test of time and deserve to be retired. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Bizarre ‘Big Tech’/Matrix Cartoon Used to Mock San Francisco’s Football Team

The social media team for a Minnesota football team playing against San Francisco’s 49ers just incorporated “big tech” into its online trash talk, reports the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate site. They call the resulting video “incredibly weird.” The video in question depicts a time-lapse of [San Francisco’s] Levi’s stadium with two cartoon characters in the…

Get a four-pack of Wi-Fi smart plugs for $24 – CNET

Smarten up your home with these Gosund outlets that work with both Alexa and Google Home. …read more Source:: CNet

Dead alligators dropped deep into the sea lead to a surprising find – CNET

Say “bone app├ętit” to a new skeleton-eating worm species. …read more Source:: CNet

Get a Bosch GLM 20 laser measuring tool for $27 – CNET

Measure distances up to 65 feet with an accuracy of 1/8-inch at the press of a button. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon Fires More Employees For Leaking Customer Data (Again)

Ring isn’t the only place where Amazon employees have been fired for accessing user data. Amazon itself also fired several employees this week “after they leaked private customer data to an undisclosed third-party,” reports Gizmodo. They note that Amazon also fired more data-leaking employees at the end of 2018. An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the news…

Best universal remotes of 2020 – CNET

From Harmony to Caavo to, well, other Harmonys, here’s our favorite clickers, hubs and screens for controlling a cabinet-full of gear. …read more Source:: CNet