Day: March 7, 2020

Canada’s Police Service Admits to Using Facial Recognition — After Previously Denying It

Canada’s federal and national police service the RCMP denied it was using facial recognition technology just a few weeks ago. But now long-time Slashdot reader satanicat quotes the CBC: [L]ast week, as the debate over the ethics of Clearview AI’s facial recognition technology was heating up and following reports the company’s client list had been…

The Microlino 2.0 is the bubble car reimagined – Roadshow

Look familiar? It’s basically an Isetta with an electric powertrain. …read more Source:: CNet

An 8085 Retrocomputer From The Heart

The world of 8-bit retrocomputing splits easily into tribes classified by their choice of processor. There are 6809 enthusiasts, 6502 diehards, and Z80 lovers, each sharing a bond to their particular platform that often threads back through time to whatever was the first microcomputer they worked with. Here it’s the Z80 as found in the…

Coronavirus updates: New York declares emergency – CNET

Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak. …read more Source:: CNet

After SETI, ‘Folding@Home’ Takes Up the Fight Against COVID-19

Though SETI@Home has shut down, “users with a fondness for distributed computing might take a look at Folding@home, which is trying to figure out the structures of proteins on the surface of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,” writes Ars Technica. The coronavirus uses these proteins to latch on to proteins on the surface of human cells, a…

Best 32-inch TVs in 2020 – CNET

I strongly recommend getting a larger TV. But if you insist, here’s a couple choices. …read more Source:: CNet

International Women’s Day: Tech VIPs on how to thrive in the digital world – CNET

Female industry leaders we admire tell us how tech will create and enable the workforce of the future. …read more Source:: CNet

Physicists Think We Might Have a New, Exciting Dark Matter Candidate

Science Alert reports: The candidate culprit is a recently discovered subatomic particle called a d-star hexaquark. And in the primordial darkness following the Big Bang, it could have come together to create dark matter… explained nuclear physicist Daniel Watts of the University of York in the UK. “Our first calculations indicate that condensates of d-stars…

Get a four-pack of MFi-certified Lightning cables for $5 – CNET

You get two three-foot and two six-foot Lightning cables — which means you’re always prepared with charging cables in all your travel bags and charging stations. …read more Source:: CNet

EFF: .Org Sale ‘Threatens Instability and Dysfunction’

In a scathing editorial, EFF continues to oppose Ethos Capital’s plan to buy the PIR’s .org domain registry for $1.1 billion, arguing that “the current system is stable and functional, and changing it threatens to introduce instability and dysfunction with no countervailing benefit to the community…” “[W]hile there is nothing currently wrong with .ORG, there…