Day: February 16, 2020

Add a lifetime second line to your phone for just $21 – CNET

This Hushed subscription offers several advantages over Google Voice, especially for business users. …read more Source:: CNet

Do We Need To Talk About ‘Cloud Neutrality’?

“A multibillion-dollar, privately-owned infrastructure is now essential to the modern internet economy,” writes Wired. And if you care about net neutrality, “That should freak you out.” [T]here’s an even bigger issue brewing, and it’s time to start talking about it: cloud neutrality. “While its name sounds soft and fluffy,” Microsoft president and general counsel Brad…

Galaxy Z Flip: Selfie camera, one-handed use, early concerns (ongoing review) – CNET

Day 3 with the Galaxy Z Flip begins with some pros and cons in its design. Plus, everything we think about the screen and hinge so far. …read more Source:: CNet

Zuckerberg: Facebook content should be regulated, but under a new model – CNET

At the Munich Security Conference, the Facebook exec reportedly pitches a system of regulating harmful content that’s somewhere between a newspaper and a telco. …read more Source:: CNet

A Cheap And Easy GoPro Mount For Model Rocketry

Launching model rockets is fun, but the real meat of the hobby lies in what you do next. Some choose to instrument their rockets or carry other advanced payloads. [seamster] likes to film his flights, and built a nosecone camera package to do so. A GoPro is the camera of choice for [seamster]’s missions, with…

Theragun, Hypervolt, TimTam: The best percussive massage guns – CNET

These percussive massagers can loosen tight spots and help relieve muscle soreness. …read more Source:: CNet

OpenPower Foundation Releases a Friendly EULA For IBM’s Power ISA RISC

Long-time Slashdot reader lkcl writes: Michael Larabel, of Phoronix, writes that the OpenPower Foundation has released a license agreement for Hardware Vendors to implement the Power ISA RISC instruction set in their processors. Hugh Blemings, the Director of OpenPower, was responsible for ensuring that the EULA is favourable and friendly towards Libre and Open Hardware…

Free money: Spend at least $25 at Best Buy, get $25 cash back – CNET

Cheapskate exclusive! This rebate offer can net you something for free or close to it. …read more Source:: CNet

The Gig Workers For Target’s Delivery App Hate Their Algorithmically-Determined Pay

In 2017 Target bought a same-day home-delivery company called Shipt for $550 million. Shipt now services half of Target’s stores, reports Motherboard, and employs more than 100,000 gig workers. Unfortunately, they’re working for a company that “has a track record of censoring and retaliating against workers for asking basic questions about their working conditions or…

Firefox, WordPress Move to Support Lazy Loading of Images and iFrames

tag (and tag) with two new attributes — “eager” (to load immediately) and “lazy” (to load only when it becomes relevant in the viewport). Felix Arntz, a developer programs engineer at Google (and a WordPress core committer) notes the updates in the HTML specification for the lazy loading attributes, adding that it’s “already supported by…