Day: May 23, 2020

The best action camera for 2020: GoPro, DJI and more compared – CNET

These tiny rugged cameras are made for shooting and sharing your adventures, even if they only happen in your backyard. …read more Source:: CNet

America Makes a Big Investment In Next-Gen Nuclear Power

America’s Department of Energy “has started a new Office of Nuclear Energy projects called the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program” (or ARDP) reports Popular Mechanics: “The $230 million program will give $160 million to scientists working on two reactor designs that ‘can be operational’ in the very near future.” The “Advanced” part of ARDP is an…

Best water bottle to buy for 2020 – CNET

These are some of the best alternatives to disposable plastic water bottles to keep you hydrated all day long. …read more Source:: CNet

Lockdown-Ignoring Sweden Now Has Europe’s Highest Per-Capita Death Rate

Sweden’s death rate per million (376) “is far in advance of Norway’s (44), Denmark’s (96) and Finland’s (55) — countries with similar welfare systems and demographics, but which imposed strict lockdowns…” reports the Guardian, “raising concerns that the country’s light-touch approach to the coronavirus may not be helping it build up broad immunity.” “According to…

Rocking Out On A Limb With LE STRUM

It’s hard to imagine 80s Synth-pop without the keytar, and yet this majestic Centaur of a musical instrument rarely gets much love, and their players are often the target of ridicule. It almost seems as if being hung around the neck should be a privilege solely reserved for stringed instruments. Well, [midierror] has at least…

Trump considers panel to check social media for anticonservative bias, WSJ reports – CNET

President Donald Trump has alleged total left-wing control of Twitter, Facebook and Google and called it “illegal.” …read more Source:: CNet

Firefox 78 To Prevent Websites From Forcing Users To Save PDF Documents

“Firefox will prevent websites from forcing users to directly save PDFs without opening them in the web browser window,” reports The Windows Club. “Mozilla is rolling out this feature to the masses with the stable release of Firefox 78.” Right now, Mozilla has added this feature to Firefox 78 in the Nightly channel. The issue…

After 37 Years Microsoft Open Sources GW-BASIC

“Having re-open-sourced MS-DOS on GitHub in 2018, Microsoft has now released the source code for GW-BASIC, Microsoft’s 1983 BASIC interpreter,” reports ZDNet, adding that GW-BASIC “can trace its roots back to Bill Gates’ and Paul Allen’s implementation of Microsoft’s first product, the BASIC interpreter for the Altair 8800 computer.” “Interested to look at thousands of…

Public Release of Newest Imperial College Report for the UK Delayed By ‘Politicized Nature’ of Lockdown Debate

“The publication of a long-awaited report from Imperial College London that models the impact of coming out of lockdown has been delayed for several weeks, following criticism of the team’s methods, as the debate around the UK’s coronavirus restrictions has become increasingly politicised,” reports the Financial Times: The report has yet to be released, although…

Nintendo Switch Lite is in stock at Amazon, Target, GameStop and Best Buy: Memorial Day inventory update – CNET

Just updated: Here’s where you can find the $200 portable version of Nintendo’s hot gaming console. …read more Source:: CNet