Day: June 20, 2020

Rare ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse: How and when to watch this weekend – CNET

The full annular eclipse will be visible across parts of Africa and Asia, but you can also follow the action online. …read more Source:: CNet

Help a Mars Rover’s AI Learn to Tell Rocks From Dirt

Slashdot reader shirappu writes: For eight years now, the Mars Rover Curiosity has been exploring the surface of Mars. Even now, it’s still exploring, and still getting upgrades. According to Tech Crunch, NASA is now looking to interested volunteers to help upgrade the rover’s terrain-scanning AI systems by annotating image data of the planet itself….

Honda Pilot gets small updates for 2021 – Roadshow

Updated transmission, new Special Edition and small price increase round out the changes. …read more Source:: CNet

Has the Time Finally Come for Generics in Golang?

An anonymous reader quotes technology columnist Mike Melanson: The debate around adding generics to the Go programming language has been going on for years now, often with much resistance, but it’s starting to look like one proposal finally has some backing and general acceptance from the greater Go community — much to the surprise of…

Google Chrome will gobble less memory on Windows 10, following Microsoft Edge – CNET

But first, Google has to work out some “mysterious” bugs. …read more Source:: CNet

Chasing A Long-Obsolete Tube

Regular readers will know that here at Hackaday we have a penchant for poking fun at the more silly end of the audiophile world, with its dubious accessories and purple prose. It’s worth remembering though that this is not representative of the whole discipline of audio design, indeed the quest for perfect audio reproduction contains…

‘Biologically Plausible’ Deep Learning Neurons Predict the Chords of Bach

IBM’s research blog shares an article about “polyphonic music prediction using the Johann Sebastian Bach chorales dataset” achieved by using “biologically plausible neurons,” a new approach to deep learning “that incorporates biologically-inspired neural dynamics and enables in-memory acceleration, bringing it closer to the way in which the human brain works.” At IBM Research Europe we…

The best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad – CNET

These are the winners he didn’t know he wanted. …read more Source:: CNet

iOS 14 rumors: 11 new features coming to your iPhone – CNET

A redesigned home screen, multitasking capabilities, new apps and the expected launch date for Apple’s next big iOS update. …read more Source:: CNet

Cell Phone Pings Lead Investigators to Buried Bodies

Slashdot reader rufey writes: Earlier this month, the bodies of two children were discovered buried in the backyard of Chad Daybell, the current husband of the childrens’ mother, Lori. In the recently released probable cause document released this week, it was revealed that location data obtained from cell phone GPS and tower pings from persons…