Day: March 16, 2020

Mysterious ‘mantis man’ drawing captures ancient fascination with bugs – CNET

The petroglyph has some curious characteristics that make it look part-man, part-mantis. …read more Source:: CNet

Some good coronavirus news: Monster Google-Oracle API copyright battle on hold as bio-nasty shuts Supremes

Tesla Delaware lawsuit also delayed The ten-year monster battle between Google and Oracle over the use of Java APIs will be delayed until further notice – after the US Supreme Court announced it was suspending oral arguments over coronavirus fears.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

San Francisco Bay Area on lockdown over coronavirus – CNET

Stay home as much as possible until April 7, residents are being told. …read more Source:: CNet

Parents share home schooling survival tips on Twitter amid coronavirus lockdown – CNET

Don’t panic. Set a schedule. Allow time for indoor roller skating parties. …read more Source:: CNet

Israel Takes Step Toward Monitoring Phones of Virus Patients

Israel has long been known for its use of technology to track the movements of Palestinian militants. Now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to use similar technology to stop the movement of the coronavirus. From a report: Netanyahu’s Cabinet on Sunday authorized the Shin Bet security agency to use its phone-snooping tactics on coronavirus patients,…

Score a free movie ticket using your Amazon Alexa – CNET

For the rest of the month, you can snag a free movie ticket using the Atom skill on any Alexa-enabled device. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Unveils Full Xbox Series X Specs

Microsoft has provided detailed tech specs for its forthcoming Xbox Series X gaming console, reader Dave Knott shares. Full system specs are as follows: CPU: 8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU Die Size: 360.45 mm2 Process:…

Apple’s iPhone 9 Plus plans leak in iOS 14 code, report says – CNET

The company’s rumored new phones seemingly borrow some features from the iPhone 11. …read more Source:: CNet

US Health and Human Services targeted by DDoS scum at just the time it’s needed to be up and running

Miscreants also hammer Euro websites as well, because why not? In an impeccable instance of horrible timing, the US government’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it fended off a cyberattack by online scumbags.… …read more Source:: Register

Coronavirus: White House specifically begs millennials to limit socializing – CNET

President Trump’s coronavirus task force says young adults are the key to stopping the spread of a pandemic. …read more Source:: CNet