Day: April 13, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic leads to sharp drop in Q1 PC shipments

Despite some pockets of demand for notebooks driven by remote employees and e-learning students, the outbreak seriously disrupted both supply and demand, IDC and Gartner report. …read more Source:: ZDNet

ICANN suffers split-personality disorder as deadline for .org sale decision draws close

Staff trying to strike a deal; Board worried about corporate shell structure With just seven days left until it has to make a decision on the $1.13bn sale of the .org registry to a private equity firm, DNS overseer ICANN appears in chaos.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Governors On East and West Coasts Form Pacts To Decide When To Reopen Economies

gollum123 shares a report from CNN: States on the country’s East and West coasts are forming their own regional pacts to work together on how to reopen from the stay-at-home orders each has issued to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The first such group to be announced came Monday on the East Coast….

Brightest supernova ever seen shines twice as much as any other – CNET

Scientists spot two merging stars light up a corner of the universe like nothing humans have witnessed before. …read more Source:: CNet

Razer unveils Pikachu wireless earbuds with Pokeball charging case – CNET

Catch these headphones later this month. …read more Source:: CNet

Foxconn’s Buildings In Wisconsin Are Still Empty, One Year Later

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Last April, The Verge reported that the Foxconn “innovation centers” scattered around Wisconsin were largely empty and that renovations were stalled. Several days after that article published, Foxconn held a press conference to announce that it had bought yet another building and told reporters that The…

John Horton Conway, Creator of Conway’s Game of Life, Has Died

Programmers everywhere are familiar with Conway’s Game of Life: whether they’ve written a version themselves or simply seen the mesmerizing action resulting from the cellular automata, it’s a household name in all homes where code is spoken. On Saturday April 11th, 2020 its inventor and namesake, John Horton Conway passed away from COVID-19 at the…

All your jobs are belong to us… Amazon is hiring 75,000 people but if you want US home groceries, tough luck!

Nice to see Jeff Bezos catching a break Sure, the planet may be in the sort of crisis not seen in over a century, but it is a great time to be Amazon.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Motorola will unveil its latest flagship phone on April 22 – CNET

The company teased its rumored Edge phone in a promotional video. …read more Source:: CNet

Oracle Tackles a Massive 405 Bugs for Its April Quarterly Patch Update

Oracle will detail 405 new security vulnerabilities Tuesday, part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update Advisory. …read more Source:: Threatpost