Day: November 22, 2020

DOOM Running on the Nintendo Game & Watch

Today the newly-released Nintendo Game & Watch can play DOOM. Sure, there are caveats…this is a watered down version due to the restraints of the hardware itself. But the important thing is that this shows the hardware has been fully owned. This is code written to replace the firmware that ships on the STM32 within,…

Charli D’Amelio first person to hit 100 million TikTok followers – CNET

Here’s how a 16-year-old from Connecticut achieved social media superstardom against the odds and why hitting the milestone is important. …read more Source:: CNet

Memory vs. Disk vs. CPU: How 35 Years Has Changed the Trade-Offs

Long-time Slashdot reader 00_NOP is a software engineer (with a PhD in real-time computing) re-visits a historic research paper on the financial trade-offs between disk space (then costing about $20,000 per kilobyte) and (volatile) memory (costing about $5 per kilobyte): Thirty-five years ago that report for Tandem computers concluded that the cost balance between memory,…

Target Black Friday 2020 sale: Save $50 on Fitbit Versa 2, $30 on Amazon’s Echo Dot and more – CNET

See the best deals coming to Target for Thanksgiving week. …read more Source:: CNet

To Explain Away Dark Matter, Gravity Would Have To Be Really Weird

To discard the theory of dark matter, “you’ll need to replace it with something even more bizarre: a force of gravity that, at some distances, pulls massive objects together and, at other distances, pushes them apart.” That’s how Science magazine describes a new study, adding that “The analysis underscores how hard it is to explain…

Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 hands-on review: Affordable, fashionable, and comprehensive health watches

Amazfit has been releasing a host of new smartwatches and the latest two provide vivid AMOLED displays, attractive designs, and affordable prices while also offering a vast amount of health tracking technology. They are both successors to previous generation models and are well worth your consideration. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Time to finally learn bar chords. Get a year of music lessons at Yousician for half off – CNET

Learn guitar, ukulele, bass, piano or vocals with access to a huge library of lessons. Bonus: Three months of free lessons from Fender. …read more Source:: CNet

Archaeologists find remains of man and his slave killed in Pompeii eruption – CNET

The men may have escaped the first volcanic eruption that destroyed the city but died in the blast the next day. …read more Source:: CNet

The Mandalorian season 2 episode 4 recap: Baby Yoda and Mando reunite with old buddies – CNET

In The Siege, the live-action Disney Plus Star Wars show reminds us where it all started. …read more Source:: CNet

The Mandalorian episode 4 reveals … a guy in a T-shirt and jeans? – CNET

This is the way to goof up a scene in the hot Disney Plus Star Wars show. …read more Source:: CNet