Day: September 11, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts when life in US will finally get back to normal – CNET

It might not be until late 2021, he says. But he believes a coronavirus vaccine will be available by the beginning of next year. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple Loosens App Store Rules That Hurt Streaming Games, Classes

Apple adjusted its App Store review guidelines to loosen restrictions on iPhone and iPad games that stream directly from the internet and in-app purchase rules that have frustrated developers. From a report: The changes mean Apple will approve games that stream from the web, versus from content installed on a device, for the first time….

Cleanup in the VPN aisle: Get a year of IPVanish for $39 – CNET

Looking for a VPN? Try out IPVanish for just $3.25 per month and get 250GB of secure online storage for free. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft tweaks the editor. Reg news desk is fine – it’s just the Visual Studio Code August update

Avoid bloated pulls thanks to more formatting smarts Microsoft’s cross-platform code wrangler, Visual Studio Code, has received its monthly batch of updates, including editor tweaks and debugger improvements.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

AI Ruined Chess. Now, It’s Making the Game Beautiful Again

Chess has a reputation for cold logic, but Vladimir Kramnik loves the game for its beauty. “It’s a kind of creation,” he says. His passion for the artistry of minds clashing over the board, trading complex but elegant provocations and counters, helped him dethrone Garry Kasparov in 2000 and spend several years as world champion….

Save 15% on this smart padlock you unlock with your fingerprint (or a key) – CNET

Benjilock got its start on Stack Tank and now has two padlocks, including a small TSA-approved travel lock. …read more Source:: CNet

APT28 Mounts Rapid, Large-Scale Theft of Office 365 Logins

The Russia-linked threat group is harvesting credentials for Microsoft’s cloud offering, and targeting mainly election-related organizations. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Office 365 Phishing Attack Leverages Real-Time Active Directory Validation

Attackers check the victims’ Office 365 credentials in real time as they are typed into the phishing landing page, by using authentication APIs. …read more Source:: Threatpost

NASA puts an Astrobee to work sweeping the ISS. Yep, floating cube good at taking pics and hanging around….

… but humans still needed to fix the ‘Hygiene Compartment’ NASA has conjured imaginings of an orbital Roomba after boasting of a “sweep” of the ISS interior by an Astrobee robot as hardworking ‘nauts keep the outpost up and running.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

TV Output from Arduino — 1980s Style!

We’ll admit it, we’re all spoiled. A few bucks can now buy a computer that would have been the envy of everyone back in the late 1970s or early 1980s. So it’s no surprise that [krallja] was able to use an old-style video output chip to drive a TV with an Arduino. The TMS9918A is…