Day: August 2, 2020

Google Doodle celebrates Vicki Draves, Filipino American diver – CNET

She overcame racial prejudice to become the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal. …read more Source:: CNet

Do Animals Really Anticipate Earthquakes? Sensors Hint They Do

An anonymous reader quotes Scientific American: For centuries, people have described unusual animal behavior just ahead of seismic events: dogs barking incessantly, cows halting their milk, toads leaping from ponds… Now researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior and the University of Konstanz, both in Germany, along with a multinational team of colleagues,…

Larry King Duped Into ‘Disinfomercial’ on Social Media By China (and Possibly Russia)

For 25 years, until 2010, Larry King had a live interview show on CNN. But now ProPublica reports “In the twilight of a remarkable radio and television career spanning more than six decades, battling health problems but determined to stay in the public eye, King was ensnared in an international disinformation scheme.” It involved filming…

A DIY 6.5-Digit Multimeter Is A Lesson In Clever Circuitry

A multimeter is an easy prospect, right? Back in the day you could make one fairly easily with a decent panel meter and a set of precision resistors, and now a digital one can be had for throwaway prices from China. But what if instead of a cheap-and-cheerful bench instrument your needs extend to a…

New Repository Leaks Souce Code From Microsoft, Adobe, and Dozens of Other Companies

Bleeping Computer reported this week that a new public repository of leaked code includes big names like Microsoft, Adobe, Lenovo, AMD, Qualcomm, Motorola, Roblox, and Disney: The leaks have been collected by Tillie Kottmann, a developer and reverse engineer, from various sources and from their own hunting for misconfigured devops tools that offer access to…

Google: Eleven zero-days detected in the wild in the first half of 2020

A report from Google’s Project Zero also looks at 2019 zero-day statistics and draws some interesting conclusions. …read more Source:: ZDNet

MLB is back: How to watch Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks, Red Sox vs. Yankees today without cable – CNET

Three more games are postponed today but the rest of the league is still playing, for now. …read more Source:: CNet

SpaceX splashdown smoothly delivers NASA astronauts back to Earth – CNET

The historic Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission made a clean water landing in the Gulf of Mexico. …read more Source:: CNet

Egypt to Elon Musk: Aliens didn’t build the pyramids, come see for yourself – CNET

Humans built the pyramids, and Egypt has their tombs to prove it. …read more Source:: CNet

Extend your desktop to a 15.6-inch portable monitor for just $149 – CNET

Save $50 on an HD display with 100% of the sRGB gamut and connections for both HDMI and USB-C. …read more Source:: CNet