Day: April 12, 2020

Final hours of Best Buy’s Easter sale: Save 48% on Beats Studio3 headphones, Samsung 55-inch 4K TV for $350 and more – CNET

This flash sale is one day only, and we’ve rounded up the best deals in one place. …read more Source:: CNet

How Red Hat’s New CEO Handles Life Under IBM — and a Global Pandemic

Paul Cormier became Red Hat’s new CEO this week — while the entire company was working from home. He had to make his inaugural address to over 12,000 employees around the world using BlueJeans videoconferencing tools, reports a North Carolina newspaper: In some ways, Red Hat was well prepared to work through the disruptions of…

SpaceX Starship SN4 prototype comes together quick after SN3’s demise – CNET

Work on Elon Musk’s Mars rocket is progessing quickly despite some setbacks. …read more Source:: CNet

ICANN Cheers Registrars’ Efforts to Fight COVID-19 Scammers

ICANN chief executive Goran Marby has a message for its hundreds of registrars. Though ICANN can’t involve itself in content issues, “That does not mean we are unconcerned or unaware of how certain domain names are being misused in fraudulent activities during this global pandemic.” It is this concern that prompted me to contact the…

Quarantine Clock Focuses On The Essential

In these dire times of self quarantining, social distancing, and life as know it coming to a halt, time itself can become rather blurry, and even word clocks may seem unnecessarily precise — especially if you happen to have a more peculiar circadian rhythm. And let’s face it, chances are your usual schedule has become…

Open Source Advocates Hope They Don’t Have to Fork Qt

Phoronix reports on a new concern about Qt, the free and open-source widget toolkit for creating GUIs and cross-platform applications: Wednesday a KDE developer who serves on the board of the KDE Free Qt Foundation commented that The Qt Company is evaluating restricting new releases to paying customers for 12 months. That was said to…

NYU scientists: Largest U.S. study of COVID-19 finds obesity the single biggest factor in New York’s hospitalizations

Doctors at NYU Langone Health center conducted the largest study so far of U.S. hospital admissions for COVID-19, focused on New York City. They found obesity, along with age, was the biggest deciding factor in hospital admissions, which may suggest the role of hyper-inflammatory reactions that can happen in those with the disease. …read more…

Vint Cerf Explains Why the Internet is Holding Up

In a video interview over Google Hangouts this week, 76-year-old Vint Cerf explained to the Washington Post why the internet’s 50-year-old architecture is still holding up, “with a mix of triumph and wonder in his voice.” “Resiliency and redundancy are very much a part of the Internet design,” explained Cerf, whose passion for touting the…

The best Nintendo Switch multiplayer games for families – CNET

Looking for family fun while indoors? Here’s a long list. …read more Source:: CNet

Killing Eve season 3 review: Still can’t help falling in love with Villanelle – CNET

The BBC America show starring Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh dwells on the price you pay when falling for a serial killer. …read more Source:: CNet