Day: September 11, 2021

Pro-China Misinformation Operation Attempting To Exploit US Covid Divisions, Report Says

“A pro-Chinese government online influence operation is targeting Americans in an effort to exploit divisions over the Covid-19 pandemic,” reports CNN, “and ‘physically mobilize protestors in the US in response,’ according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Mandiant and experts at Google.” The operation, which initially attempted to discredit pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong…

Apple says iPhone cameras can be hurt by motorcycle vibrations – CNET

High-power or high-volume motorcycle engines produce potentially damaging high-amplitude vibrations, so the company says don’t attach your phone to your hawg. …read more Source:: CNet

New Battery Technologies Are Making Progress

The New York Times looks at “a wave of new battery technologies that could lead to novel designs in consumer electronics and help accelerate the electrification of cars and airplanes. They may even help store electricity on the power grid, lending a hand to efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels…” And a longer-life battery…

THICC GBA SP Mod Gets Easy Install Ahead of Release

Back in August we covered a unique modification for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP which replaced the handheld’s rear panel with an expanded version that had enough internal volume for an upgraded battery, a Bluetooth audio transmitter, and support for both Qi wireless and USB-C charging. The downside was that getting the 10 mm…

Marvel’s Shang-Chi still isn’t streaming on Disney Plus – CNET

Shang-Chi is in theaters only for at least 45 days. It will end up on Disney Plus eventually, but not for weeks. …read more Source:: CNet

First Evidence of Elusive ‘Triangle Singularity’ Shows Particles Swapping Identities

LiveScience reports that physicists sifting through old particle accelerator data “have found evidence of a highly-elusive, never-before-seen process: a so-called triangle singularity.” Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares their report: First envisioned by Russian physicist Lev Landau in the 1950s, a triangle singularity refers to a rare subatomic process where particles exchange identities before flying away…

After Texas abortion law, Salesforce to help workers who want to relocate – CNET

“If you want to move we’ll help you exit TX. Your choice,” says CEO Marc Benioff. …read more Source:: CNet

Senator Wyden Reflects on 9/11’s Legacy: Mass Surveillance

“After 9/11, I took the threat of terrorism seriously, still do,” U.S. Senator Ron Wyden tells Fast Company. “But also I was concerned about how the new surveillance authorities might be abused…” From Fast Company’s report: After the 9/11 attacks, one big concern was connecting the dots. Failing to do so was why we missed…

20 Years After the World Trade Center Attack, a Nation Remembers

I first saw the news on the front page of But every American remembers where they were when they heard the news. “The World Trade Towers in new york were crashed into by 2 planes, one on each tower, 18 minutes apart,” CmdrTaco posted on Slashdot. “Nobody really knows who did it, but the…

Scenes from a Marriage: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac elevate raw, intimate remake – CNET

Review: Hagai Levi’s HBO adaptation of the Ingmar Bergman classic feels suffocating at times, but the co-stars are brilliant as a couple oscillating between love and hate. …read more Source:: CNet