Day: April 4, 2021

Putin’s Plan For Controlling the Internet In Russia

Time magazine reports: On March 10, photos and videos on Twitter were loading more slowly than usual for users in Russia. It was not a network fault or server error but a deliberate move by Russia’s state internet regulator Roskomnadzor to limit traffic to the social media site, in what experts say was the first…

Where to score a PS5: What you need to know about buying Sony’s new console – CNET

The PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling video game console ever, but most people still don’t have one. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA Perseverance Mars rover investigates ‘odd’ rock, zaps it with a laser – CNET

Scientists speculate the rock could be a meteorite or a far-flung chunk of Mars. …read more Source:: CNet

This is the 2024 GMC Hummer SUV – Roadshow

With mega power and incredible capability, this five-passenger utility vehicle is ready for the trail or the dragstrip. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA rover drops Ingenuity helicopter off on Mars as its historic flight nears – CNET

The tiny chopper has all four feet on Martian ground and is on its own now. …read more Source:: CNet

Mixed Reactions to New Nirvana Song Generated by Google’s AI

On the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, Engadget reports: Were he still alive today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would be 52 years old. Every February 20th, on the day of his birthday, fans wonder what songs he would write if he hadn’t died of suicide nearly 30 years ago. While we’ll never know the…

Pocket Cheat Sheets for Electronics

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How Children Beating Up a Robot Inspired a New Escape Maneuver System

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes a classic article from IEEE Spectrum: A study by a team of Japanese researchers shows that, in certain situations, children are actually horrible little brats^W^W^W may not be as empathetic towards robots as we’d previously thought, with gangs of unsupervised tykes repeatedly punching, kicking, and shaking a robot in a…

NCAA women’s basketball championship: How to watch Arizona vs. Stanford today without cable – CNET

The women’s college basketball tournament concludes on ESPN and you don’t need cable to watch. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook data for over 500M users reportedly leaks online – CNET

Data set, found on hacker website, appears to be years old. …read more Source:: CNet