Day: September 22, 2021

Giant Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein is bigger than a Martian moon – CNET

Also known as Comet C/2014 UN271, this beast is set to get brighter in the coming years as it comes closer to Earth. …read more Source:: CNet

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer stepping down

The CTO said he’ll step down sometime next year, to be replaced by Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Astronomers discover empty cavity carved into space by a violent explosion – CNET

You can scan the scientists’ augmented reality QR code to check out the simulations for yourself. …read more Source:: CNet

Lithuania tells its citizens to throw Xiaomi mobile devices in the bin

Baltic state’s cyber security centre uncovers remote censorship blocklist function in Mi 10T handset Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Centre has told its citizens to get rid of Xiaomi-made mobile devices amid fears that the Chinese company could remotely enable censorship tools.… …read more Source:: Register

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer To Step Down

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, a 13-year veteran who oversees the social network’s work in artificial intelligence, virtual reality and the blockchain, will step down next year. From a report: Another longtime Facebook executive, Andrew Bosworth, will take over as CTO, according to an internal message on Wednesday from Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg….

The best open wireless earbuds that aren’t AirPods – CNET

Looking for a set of true-wireless earbuds that don’t have silicon tips that you have to jam in your ears? You don’t have to go to Apple. …read more Source:: CNet

Best travel rewards business credit card 2021

The best travel reward business credit cards offer ways to save on future trips using incentives provided by everyday business spending. Whether you’re looking for no annual fee, luxury travel perks, or preferred hotel stays, there’s a travel reward business credit card that’s right for you. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Freshworks, Toast stocks climb on first day of trading

The SaaS business Freshworks and the restaurant tech business Toast both made their Wall Street debut on Wednesday …read more Source:: ZDNet

More than three years after last release, X.Org Server 21.1.0 RC1 appears

Back from the brink with new features More than three years after X.Org Server 1.20, released in May 2018, a release candidate for 21.1.0 has been posted.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Google Finally Shifting To ‘Upstream First’ Linux Kernel Approach For Android Features

Phoronix reports: Google’s Android had been notorious for all of its downstream patches carried by the mobile operating system as well as various vendor/device kernel trees while in recent years more of that code has been upstreamed. Google has also been shifting to the Android Generic Kernel Image (GKI) as the basis for all their…