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Bold Space Mission To Bring Back Rocks From Mars Takes Shape

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: In just over 1 decade, a small capsule shaped like a flying saucer could blaze in from space and smash into an empty Utah desert. Its payload would be momentous: less than 1 kilogram of rocks gathered on Mars. After years as a dream, Mars sample return is…

Ghost Work and Behind the Screen, book reviews: Lifting the veil on the internet’s secret employment sector

Many companies’ services are underpinned by ‘ghost’ workers with few employment rights. Two recent books explore their world. …read more Source:: ZDNet

That code that could never run? Well, guess what. Now Windows thinks it’s Batman

You left your landline number in an error message, you doughnut On Call Welcome back to On Call, The Register’s weekly peer into the dungeon of despair inhabited by those who twitch uncontrollably at the trill of a telephone.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Security lapse exposes personal data of 6,500 Singapore accountants

Singapore Accountancy Commission sent email messages to multiple parties attached with a folder containing personal data of 6,541 accountants, in a security lapse that was uncovered months later when it conducted a review as recommended by the government. …read more Source:: ZDNet

You ever feel like today’s software and services are actually slowing your teams down?

You’re not alone. Head to Google Cloud’s Global Cloud Digital Conference and find out how to ramp up productivity Promo Is the way your business works actually working? Are the members of your organization collaborating together to achieve goals? Are the tools intended to improve security actually being used?… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Tesla Cybertruck: Here’s how to order Elon’s crazy new truck – Roadshow

Elon Musk’s insane-looking electric pickup can be reserved for $100 and production is promised in late 2021. Are you in? …read more Source:: CNet

AT&T’s next 5G network is going live in December, but don’t expect big jumps in speed – CNET

Consumers will finally be able to use AT&T’s 5G network, but the initial service won’t be much better than what you get with 4G. …read more Source:: CNet

CircuitPython Sculpture Clock Adds Character to Any Desk

We can probably all relate to the origin story of this one. [Alex] was working on a bigger, more involved clock project when this cute little desk clock idea caught his mind’s eye. Who wouldn’t want a clock with character and a little bit of an attitude? This little guy’s brain is an ItsyBitsy M0…

We don’t usually sugar-coat the news but… Alien sugars found in Earth-bound meteorites

More evidence that building blocks for life on our home world came from outer space Scientists have detected alien sugars in Earth-bound meteorites for the first time, providing further evidence that the ingredients needed to kick start life on our planet may have been delivered from space.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Optus opens privacy can of worms with programmable voice play

Bringing an assistant into the phone calls of customers to help with a restaurant booking is an idea fraught with privacy concerns. …read more Source:: ZDNet