Day: June 27, 2020

AWS Launches ‘Amazon Honeycode’, a No-Code App Building Service

“Amazon Web Services on Wednesday launched Amazon Honeycode, a fully-managed service that enables companies to build mobile and web applications without any programming,” reports ZDNet: Customers can use the service to build apps that leverage an AWS-built database, such as a simple task-tracking application or a more complex project management app to manage multiple workflows….

Journalist’s Phone Hacked: All He Had To Do Was Visit a Website. Any Website.

The iPhone that Moroccan journalist Omar Radi used to contact his sources also allowed his government to spy on him (and at least two other journalists), reports the Toronto Star, citing new research from Amnesty International. Slashdot reader Iwastheone shares their report: Their government could read every email, text and website visited; listen to every…

Variable Mirror Changes Shape Under Pressure

Unless you’re in a carnival funhouse, mirrors are generally dead flat and kind of boring. Throw in some curves and things get interesting, especially when you can control the curve with a touch of your finger, as with this variable surface convex mirror. The video below starts off with a long but useful review of…

ISS looks like a Star Wars TIE fighter as it crosses the sun in NASA image – CNET

Get a sensational view of the International Space Station. …read more Source:: CNet

Global Pride Day 2020: Celebrate with these movies and TV shows streaming now – CNET

Lesbian romances, gay thrillers, queer comedies, trans documentaries, drag queen reality shows and more await. …read more Source:: CNet

After 19 Years, Python May Finally Get a Pattern Matching Syntax

“A proposal under consideration by Python’s development team would finally bring pattern matching statements to the language,” reports InfoWorld: The creators of the Python language are mulling a new proposal, PEP 622, that would finally bring a pattern matching statement syntax to Python. The new pattern matching statements would give Python programmers more expressive ways…

Amazon’s The Boys season 2: New trailers, cast and release date – CNET

Meet the new female superhero Stormfront, plus get the latest on Amazon Prime’s dysfunctional superhero series The Boys, starring Karl Urban and airing Sept. 4. …read more Source:: CNet

Firefox 79 Stable Will Let Users Test Unreleased Features Using ‘Experiments’

Both Edge and Chrome already allow users to try unreleased, experimental features (by typing about:flags in the address bar). Soon there’ll be a similar “Firefox Experiments” option starting in Firefox 79. Slashdot reader techtsp shares this report from the Windows Club: Mozilla has a dedicated Experimental Features page on MDN just for that. But limiting…

Space Station astronaut loses mirror during maintenance spacewalk – CNET

Part of NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy’s spacesuit breaks off and floats away into space. …read more Source:: CNet

Get an Echo Dot Kids Edition and Echo Glow for $40 off – CNET

Amazon is offering this kid-friendly smart bundle for just $60, close to its lowest price ever. …read more Source:: CNet