Day: May 2, 2020

Arm Offers Free Access To Its Chip Designs To Early-Stage Startups

An anonymous reader quotes Techcrunch: Arm — the U.K. company behind the designs of chips for everyone from Apple to Qualcomm to Samsung — is hoping to kickstart developing by offering up access to around 75% of its chip portfolio for free to qualified startups. The move marks an expansion of the company’s Flexible Access…

Raspberry Pi high-quality camera opens new doors for DIY projects – CNET

You can make your own home security camera or peep on backyard birds. …read more Source:: CNet

Several Pharmaceutical Companies Are Racing To Develop a Coronavirus Vaccine

“The race for a vaccine to combat the new coronavirus is moving faster than researchers and drugmakers expected,” reported Dow Jones News Services this week, “with Pfizer Inc. joining several other groups saying that they had accelerated the timetable for testing and that a vaccine could be ready for emergency use in the fall.” Pfizer…

Mother’s Day 2020: 15 of our favorite gifts for your mom – CNET

Our list of thoughtful, practical presents carefully curated for these strange times. …read more Source:: CNet

Chat Cat Waves on Slack @

Isolated as we are by national lockdowns and statewide stay-at-home orders, many coworkers are more connected than ever before through oddly-named productivity/chat programs such as Slack. But those notifications flying in from the sidebar all the time are are oh-so-annoying and anti-productive. Ignoring requests for your attention will only make them multiply. So how do…

Nissan Z retrospective: From Datsun Fairlady to present day – CNET

Here’s a look at Nissan’s seminal Z sports car. …read more Source:: CNet

Aggregate Data From Connected Scales Shows Minimal Weight Gains During Lockdowns

“Data from connected scale users suggests Americans, on average, are not gaining weight during lockdowns,” writes long-time Slashdot reader pfhlick. The Washington Post reports: Withings, the maker of popular Internet-connected scales and other body-measurement devices, studied what happened to the weight of some 450,000 of its American users between March 22 — when New York…

Best dog food delivery services: Pet Plate, Ollie and more – CNET

These convenient dog food delivery services will save you a trip to the store. …read more Source:: CNet

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11: Comparing cameras from both phones – CNET

We test how the $399 iPhone SE and its single rear camera compares against the $699 iPhone 11 and its dual rear cameras. It’s not as straightforward as it seems. …read more Source:: CNet

Will Systemd 245 Bring Major Changes to Linux’s Home Directory Management?

Camel Pilot (Slashdot reader #78,781) writes: Leannart Poettering is proposing homed to alter the way Linux systems handle user management. All user information will be placed in a cryptographically signed JSON record, such as username, group membership, and password hashes. The venerable /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow will be a thing of the past. One of the…