Day: January 17, 2021

Is There a Tech Worker ‘Exodus’ From the San Francisco Bay Area?

The New York Times reports on an “exodus” of tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area, where “Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn’t like you” — and your commute could be over an hour. The biggest tech companies aren’t going anywhere, and tech stocks are still soaring… But the migration from…

Sea shanties have taken over TikTok. Here’s why – CNET

From Wellerman to Drunken Sailor, sea shanties are attracting the attention of landlubber TikTokers. “It went wild. I don’t really know what happened,” says the guy at the center of it all. …read more Source:: CNet

Unknown Quantum Effect Makes Insulator Oscillate

If there are two classes of matter that electronics people can agree on, its conductors and insulators. Electrically, conductors and insulators don’t have much in common. The same has held true in the quantum physics world until some research at Princeton has suggested that quantum oscillation — a phenomenon associated with metals — is taking…

Anti-Mask Protesters Proudly Filmed Their Confrontation With a Grocery Store’s Manager

Nine days ago America set a record: nearly 290,000 new Covid-19 cases within 24 hours. according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Four days later, anti-mask protesters in Oregon filmed their confrontation with employees at a Trader Joe’s grocery store who wouldn’t let them enter the store unless they were wearing a mask. Their 8-minute…

Best portable projector with battery power for 2021: BenQ, Anker, LG and more – CNET

Want a tiny projector that can put a big picture anywhere? Here are the best options. …read more Source:: CNet

Darkened SpaceX Satellites Can Still Disrupt Astronomy, New Research Suggests

“SpaceX’s attempt to reduce the reflectivity of Starlink satellites is working, but not to the degree required by astronomers,” reports Gizmodo: Starlink satellites with an anti-reflective coating are half as bright as the standard version, according to research published in The Astrophysical Journal. It’s an improvement, but still not good enough, according to the team,…

The best portable power stations of 2021 – CNET

Get power wherever you want with a battery-powered portable generator. …read more Source:: CNet

Signal Back After 24 Hours of Outages Caused by Surging Traffic

“After experiencing technical difficulties Friday, the Signal messaging app appears to be back up and running,” reports the Verge: The company tweeted Saturday night that it was “back,” although added that some users may still see error messages in their chats. The company didn’t explain what caused the outage. For users still seeing error messages…

TRS-80 Model 100 Gets 64-Bit CPU and a Very Wide LCD

To say the TRS-80 Model 100 was ahead of its time would be something of an understatement. It had a high-quality mechanical keyboard, phenomenal battery life, plenty of I/O and expansion capabilities, and was actually small and light enough to easily carry around. While its layout might seem to be a bit dated to modern…

Sunday’s top 7 deals: $8 wireless doorbell, $10 ring light, $23 Deadpool bundle and more – CNET

You can also get a powerful jump-starter for $48 and a long-range scooter for $322 (save $138). …read more Source:: CNet