Day: February 1, 2020

FCC says phone company broke laws around location sharing – CNET

At least one carrier apparently ran afoul of federal rules about revealing real-time info on consumers’ whereabouts. …read more Source:: CNet

Linus Torvalds Pulls WireGuard VPN into Linux 5.6 Kernel Source Tree

“The WireGuard VPN protocol will be included into the next Linux kernel as Linus Torvalds has merged it into his source tree for version 5.6,” reports TechRadar: While there are many popular VPN protocols such as OpenVPN, WireGuard has made a name for itself by being easy to configure and deploy as SSH… The WireGuard…

Get a smartphone stud-finder: The Walabot In-Wall Imager is just $39 – CNET

The perfect Father’s Day gift, six months early — this Android accessory uses radar to identify studs, pipes and wires. …read more Source:: CNet

Tricking The Brain Into Seeing Boosted Contrast in Stereo Imagery

Last year a team of researchers published a paper detailing a method of boosting visual contrast and image quality in stereoscopic displays. The method is called Dichoptic Contrast Enhancement (DiCE) and works by showing each eye a slightly different version of an image, tricking the brain into fusing the two views together in a way…

Beat back the winter blues: Save up to 30% on Honeywell portable heaters right now – CNET

Prepare for the worst winter has to offer by adding a safe and compact heater to that room in your house that never gets quite warm enough. …read more Source:: CNet

Best aromatherapy essential oil diffusers of 2020 – CNET

One of these essential oil diffusers can keep your space smelling good for 53 straight hours straight, another operates via voice control. Read on to learn how to choose the best essential oil diffuser for your needs. …read more Source:: CNet

Elon Musk Releases an Electronic Dance Music Song

CNET shares “the latest, strangest news from the world of Elon Musk…electronic dance music?” It’s the second song he’s released on Emo G Records’ Soundcloud page following 2019’s RIP Harambe. On Thursday, Musk posted a series of tweets suggesting he’d written a song he was calling “Don’t doubt yer vibe” and was releasing it on…

Go 1.15 Planning Will Not ‘Try’ Error Handling

The Go team is planning for a February release of Go 1.14, and “Per the process outlined in the Go 2, here we come! blog post, it is again the time in our development and release cycle to consider if and what language or library changes we might want to include for our next release,…

Weekend deals: Get the Motorola Moto E6 for $100, save 37% on an HD projector and eat mostly free cookies – CNET

The E6 is a budget phone that comes unlocked and compatible with all carriers. Plus: Some almost-free cookies and a fantastic projector deal. …read more Source:: CNet

Joel Hodgson Tours America in His Final Live Shows With ‘Mystery Science Theatre 3000’

With some help from his robot (puppet) friends, TV’s Joel Hodgson will heckle the movies “Circus of Horrors” and “No Retreat, No Surrender” live in San Francisco today — before heading out to 26 other American cities (including Austin, Denver, Boise, and Salt Lake City). It’s a final farewell tour for Joel, as local media…