Day: May 22, 2020

Coral reefs glow neon colors in an effort to survive – CNET

The colorful pigments act as a protective “sunscreen layer” for the corals, a recent study found. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft: Here’s Why We Love Programming Language Rust and Kicked off Project Verona

Microsoft has explained why it’s pursuing ‘safe systems programming’ through efforts like its experimental Rust-inspired Project Verona language and its exploration of the Rust programming language for Windows code written in C++. From a report: The short answer is that Microsoft is trying to eliminate memory-related bugs in software written in languages like C++, according…

Uber has paid out $19 million in aid to drivers, but it’s not enough – CNET

Commentary: That sounds like a big number, but it’s not enough to help the company’s 1.3 million North American drivers amid the coronavirus pandemic. …read more Source:: CNet

Binge your favorite movies on Memorial Day weekend with 99 cent rentals – CNET

Fandango Now has dropped the price of hundreds of movies ranging from Oscar winners and new releases to campy goofball films. …read more Source:: CNet

The best racing wheels and pedals for iRacing and your budget – CNET

Before you dive into the wild world of sim racing, you’re going to need a wheel and pedals. Skip the cross-shopping and check out these favorites. …read more Source:: CNet

Just Turning Your Phone On Qualifies As Searching It, Court Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A man from Washington state was arrested in May 2019 and was indicted on several charges related to robbery and assault. The suspect, Joseph Sam, was using an unspecified Motorola smartphone. When he was arrested, he says, one of the officers present hit the power button…

Home working is here to stay, says Lenovo boss, and will grow the total addressable PC market by up to 30%

Hang on, didn’t analyst just pooh-pooh demand? Yep It could wishful thinking or bravado on a conference call with analysts but Lenovo is betting the current home working trend and consumers’ reliance on online services will run on past the crisis and be a boon for PC makers.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

California launches COVID-19 contact tracing program – CNET

Calls, texts and emails from public health workers will help track where those who test positive have been, and who they’ve been in close contact with. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Weird’ Nintendo Switch Issue Makes it Easier to Guess Passwords

A security researcher has found an odd issue with how the Nintendo Switch console handles login credentials, potentially making it easier for hackers to figure out peoples’ passwords, and raising questions about how Nintendo is storing passwords. From a report: The issue revolves around how users log into the eShop from a Nintendo Switch. As…

Milling a Custom 6-Pin DIN Connector

When [Charles Ouweland] found himself in need of a DIN connector that had a somewhat unusual pin arrangement, he figured he could fashion his own in less time than it would take to have a replacement shipped to him. In the end it sounds as though it took a lot longer than expected, but given…