Day: March 15, 2020

Xbox Live goes down for many users – CNET

Microsoft says it’s investigating the outage. …read more Source:: CNet

Westworld season 3 review: A small but slick upgrade – CNET

HBO brings back all the violence, nudity and complicated storylines you could wish for, now in a new Bond-meets-Blade Runner setting. …read more Source:: CNet

As Westworld season 3 starts, here’s what to remember from seasons 1 and 2 – CNET

Before the HBO new season’s winding narratives unfurl, prepare yourself with the must-know basics from the earlier seasons. …read more Source:: CNet

Westworld season 3: Jeffrey Wright on Bernard’s suffering and quest for freedom – CNET

As Westworld gets set to return to HBO, the actor also talks Batman, Bond and Tony the shy pooper. And how tech is tearing our society apart. …read more Source:: CNet

We’re Better Equipped to Find Extraterrestrial Life Now Than Ever Before

“However small the probability of seeing a signal from E.T. is, those chances are soon going to be a lot better than they have been in the past,” reports Smithsonian magazine: Sure, after decades of listening, there is still no message. But with more data to sift through, and new technologies with superior search capabilities,…

Will Coronavirus Lockdowns Bring a Drop in Air-Pollution Related Deaths?

The World Health Organization believes air pollution kills seven million people each year. But will this year be different? Forbes reports: The global lockdown inspired by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has shuttered factories and reduced travel, slashing lethal pollution including the greenhouse gases that are heating the climate. The lockdown may save more lives from…

New Map Tries to Track Progress In Curbing the Spread of COVID-19

Microsoft recently added a COVID-19 tracking map at But they’re not the only ones visualizing data on infection rates… Founded in 2008, BibBase offers a free web service that lets scientists create a page of their publications that can then be embedded into other web sites. Now long-time Slashdot moglito describes BibBase’s newest project:…

Robotic Eels Take Care of Undersea Pipelines

We can’t tell if the Eelume actually exists, or if it’s just a good CG and a design concept, but when we saw the video below, we wanted to start working on our version of it immediately. What’s an Eelume? A robotic eel that lives permanently under the ocean. If you have to take care…

7 best yoga mats for 2020 – CNET

Travel, non-slip, long lasting: The best yoga mats you can buy right now. …read more Source:: CNet

Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

Malware distributors “have started disseminating real-time, accurate information about global infection rates tied to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to infect computers with malicious software,” reports security researcher Brian Krebs: In one scheme, an interactive dashboard of Coronavirus infections and deaths produced by Johns Hopkins University is being used in malicious Web sites (and…