Day: October 18, 2020

China Bans Internet Services Which ‘Induce Addiction’ In Children

“China is implementing stricture measures in its bid to keep kids away from addictive digital content,” reports Engadget: The state-backed news agency Xinhua reported (via Reuters) that China has voted for a revamped law that will ban internet products and services which “induce addiction” in kids. Game creators, livestream services and social networks also have…

Is QAnon an 8Chan Game Gone Wrong?

This week London’s prestigious Financial Times published a 15-minute video investigating the question: “Is QAnon a game gone wrong?” In 2017, the Q team, whoever they may be, made use of the modern equivalent of the Playboy’s letters page. It’s a message board called 4Chan… A YouTuber called defango has since claimed the work was…

SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites, more to come Wednesday – CNET

Elon Musk is looking to get caught up after several weeks marked by delays. …read more Source:: CNet

Custom Electronic Load Makes Use Of Gaming PC Tech

At first glance, you might think the piece of hardware pictured here is a modern gaming computer. It’s got water cooling, RGB LED lighting, and an ATX power supply, all of which happen to be mounted inside a flashy computer case complete with a clear window. In truth, it’s hard to see it as anything…

3 TB of Private Webcam/Home Security Video Leaked on Porn Sites

schwit1 quotes Input: A hacking group that has yet to identify itself found and stole more than 3 TB of private video from around the world — mainly collected from Singapore — and shared it on porn sites, according to reports from local media like The New Paper. While some of the footage was indeed…

iPhone 12 MagSafe is the sleeper feature that could outshine 5G – CNET

Commentary: The fast-charging feature that snaps into place opens up the possibility for an array of wild new attachments and could be more useful than 5G in the near term. …read more Source:: CNet

Best home security cameras of 2020: Arlo, Wyze and more – CNET

These security cameras are our top picks. …read more Source:: CNet

Zeptoseconds! Scientists Measure the Shortest Unit of Time Ever

nickwinlund77 quotes Live Science: Scientists have measured the shortest unit of time ever: the time it takes a light particle to cross a hydrogen molecule. That time, for the record, is 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second, or a decimal point followed by 20 zeroes and a 1….

Clean up with a great bidet deal today only: Get one for as little as $25 – CNET

Get a simple bidet attachment for just $25 or save $1000 on a premium bidet seat. …read more Source:: CNet

Fitness Influencer Who’d Believed Covid-19 ‘Didn’t Exist’ Dies of Covid-19

“Fitness influencer Dmitriy Stuzhuk has passed away at the age of 33 after suffering from complications related to COVID-19,” reports E! Online. The Daily Dot points out that Stuzhuk believed COVID-19 “didn’t exist” — until he caught it himself after travelling in Turkey: Stuzhuk, who boasted more than 1 million followers on Instagram, tested positive…