Day: June 13, 2020

Interview with the Science Writer Who Predicted the Pandemic 8 Years Ago

In 1945, after atomic bomb detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, several former Manhattan Project scientists founded the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Publishing continuously since 1945, its current deputy editor, science writer DanDrollette, is also a Slashdot reader, and shared one of the nonprofit magazine’s thought-provoking new interviews: In 2012, author David Quammen wrote a…

Best T-Mobile phones of 2020 – CNET

Hand-picked by CNET editors, these are the best phones available from T-Mobile. …read more Source:: CNet

Why One of Kubernetes’ Creators Moved From Google To Microsoft

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: One of the three Google employees who created Kubernetes — the open source container-orchestration platform now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation — was software engineer Brendan Burns. But in 2016 Burns became an engineer at Microsoft (where since March he’s been a corporate vice president at Microsoft). This…

Antique Army Surplus Receiver Restored

If you’ve ever been to a hamfest in the United States, you probably have at least seen an ARC 5 Command set. These were very rugged receivers and there were a ton of them made. Hams have been reworking them for years. In a recent video [Tom N3LLL] shared some of his tips for restoring…

Can AI Design Games? How Nick Walton Created ‘AI Dungeon’

shirappu writes: Nick Walton created AI Dungeon as an experiment to build an AI dungeon master for D&D games. Since then, it’s grown into a text adventure game in which players can type in anything they want, with the game’s AI responding dynamically [and with over 1.5 million players and multiplayer adventures.] In this interview…

Lego has a new programmable robot kit after 7-year Mindstorms hiatus – CNET

There’s a new STEM option in town. The Robot Inventor kit can be turned into five robots, which can play basketball, walk, and shoot darts at intruders. …read more Source:: CNet

2021 Ford Bronco will finally debut on July 9 – Roadshow

Following coronavirus-related delays, Ford’s long-awaited Bronco officially has a reveal date. …read more Source:: CNet

More Drone Deliveries Being Tested in America

Long-time Slashdot reader necro81 writes: For several years, Zipline has deployed autonomous, fixed-wing airplane drones for medical supply deliveries in Rwanda. Now they have received permission to test their aircraft in the U.S., ferrying COVID-19 supplies from a depot to a hospital in North Carolina. The practical benefit is small: the cargo is modest amounts…

Best gaming laptop for 2020 – CNET

Our picks of the best gaming laptop for when it’s time to play. …read more Source:: CNet

The $20 Rocketbook smart reusable notebook is the last paper you’ll ever buy – CNET

Save $10 on a notebook that seems permanent until the moment you wipe it clean with a dampened microfiber cloth. …read more Source:: CNet