Day: February 27, 2021

Golden Globes 2021 winner predictions: I Care a Lot, The Queen’s Gambit – CNET

Rosamund Pike is up for best actress (musical or comedy) for I Care a Lot. Let’s take a look at who will win and who should win this Sunday. …read more Source:: CNet

SolarWinds’ Former CEO Blames Intern for ‘solarwinds123’ Password Leak

“Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years,” reports CNN. The password in question, “solarwinds123,” was discovered in 2019 on the public internet by an independent security researcher who warned the company that the leak had exposed a…

Circle Full of LEDs Becomes a Clock

Building a clock of some sorts seems to be a time honored tradition for hackers and LED clocks seem one of the most popular. You can build anything from a seven-segment display to a binary clock or something even more fancy. [Clueless] found a circle of LED rings online and with made an LED version…

Facebook privacy lawsuit over facial recognition leads to $650M settlement – CNET

The judge in the case signs off on the settlement, calling it one of the biggest ever in a privacy suit. …read more Source:: CNet

Is the Net Neutrality Debate a Pointless Distraction?

“People may scream at me for saying this, but net neutrality is one of America’s longest and now most pointless fights over technology.” So argues the New York Times “On Tech” newsletter author Shira Ovide, calling the debate “a distraction for our elected leaders and corporations when there are more pressing issues.” Ovide also shares…

Lady Gaga’s stolen dogs recovered, Gaga calls injured dog walker ‘a hero’ – CNET

An unnamed woman took Lady Gaga’s dogs to an LAPD police station. …read more Source:: CNet

How to watch: Post Malone headlines Pokemon Day virtual concert Saturday – CNET

The rapper celebrates the franchise’s 25th anniversary, after giving us a ’90s-flavored sneak preview on Thursday. …read more Source:: CNet

The Perseverance Rover CPU Has Similar Specs To a Clamshell Ibook From 2001

An anonymous reader writes: NASA’s Perseverence rover, which is currently exploring Mars, has as it’s CPU a BAE Systems RAD 750 running at a 200 Mhz and featuring 256 Megabytes of RAM with 2 Gigabytes of storage. This is a radiation hardened version of the PowerPC G3, with specs roughly equivalent to the Clamshell Ibook…

The best beard trimmers for 2021 – CNET

Letting your beard grow in? These beard trimmers can help you keep it tidy. …read more Source:: CNet

The Mars Perseverance Rover’s Parachute Contained a Secret Message

“The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message,” reports the Associated Press — thanks to the rover’s puzzle-loving systems engineer Ian Clark. “During a live stream discussing the landing, one Nasa commentator said: ‘Sometimes we leave messages in our work for others to find. So we invite…