Day: September 13, 2020

Nvidia Reportedly Acquiring ARM For $40 Billion

“SoftBank is set to sell the U.K.’s Arm Holdings to U.S. chip company Nvidia for more than $40 billion,” writes Ars Technica, adding that the deal’s imminent announcement was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal. The move comes just four years after Softbank bought ARM, promising it would become their company’s linchpin: Multiple people…

Smaller Internet Providers In Canada Just Got A Big Win In Court

Pig Hogger (Slashdot reader #10,379) writes: In August 2019, Canadian telecom regulator CRTC ruled that ISPs must lower their wholesale rates (for other independant ISPs) retroactively to March 2016. Big telecoms (Bell, Rogers, Cogeco, Videotron, Shaw & Eastlink) appealed, which suspended the rate decrease immediately. Now, a year later, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals…

Digging in the Dirt Yields Homebrew Inductors

Let’s say you’re stranded on a desert island and want to get the news from the outside world. You’ll have to build your own crystal radio, of course, but your parts bin is nowhere to be found and Digi-Key isn’t delivering. So you’ll need to MacGuyver some components. Capacitors are easy with a couple of…

ByteDance won’t allow TikTok’s algorithm to be part of a sale: Report

As the deadline for a forced sale or shutdown of the U.S. operations of the TikTok video-sharing app fast approaches, ByteDance is said to have decided its algorithm won’t be part of any sale that happens. …read more Source:: ZDNet

NFL 2020: How to watch Buccaneers vs. Saints, Cowboys vs. Rams, RedZone and the rest of Week 1 without cable – CNET

The NFL is finally back with a jam-packed slate of games on Sunday. …read more Source:: CNet

NFL 2020: How to watch Bucs vs. Saints, Cowboys vs. Rams, RedZone and the rest of Week 1 without cable – CNET

The NFL is finally back with a jam-packed slate of games on Sunday. …read more Source:: CNet

Is There a Way to Darken Satellites for Astronomers?

Astronomers are searching for solutions to the man-made “constellations” of satellites from SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon’s Project Kuiper that they say are interfering with their work. Scientific American reports: Finally, in August — after more than a year of complaints from the scientific community and damage-control efforts from SpaceX — the National Science Foundation and…

How to Play Chrome’s Hidden ‘Dinosaur Game’ and Firefox’s ‘Unicorn Pong’

How-To Geek has discovered three of the world’s most popular web browsers contain Easter Eggs: It seems like every browser has a hidden game these days. Chrome has a dinosaur game, Edge has surfing, and Firefox has . . . unicorn pong? Yep, you read that right — here’s how to play it. First, open…

Surface Duo reviews round-up: A less-than-perfect 10 from the tech press

Microsoft released its groundbreaking Surface Duo this week, to reviews that were decidedly mixed. Here’s a summary of what the first wave of reviewers had to say. …read more Source:: ZDNet

‘Rebble Alliance’ Unveils Grants for New Pebble Smartwatch Projects

AmiMoJo quotes SlashGear: Remember the Pebble smartwatch? Despite being officially discontinued and several years old at this point, there are still some diehard fans out there keeping the hardware alive, and a team called Rebble Alliance plays an important part in this. Whereas the web services for Pebble watches used to come from Pebble Technology…