Month: August 2018

‘Gold Standard’ State Net Neutrality Bill Approved By California Assembly

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: California’s state Assembly yesterday approved a strict net neutrality bill despite opposition from the telecom industry. California’s Senate already approved an earlier version of the bill in May. But some minor changes were made in the Assembly, so the Senate must vote on the bill again…

DraftKings rides to court, asks to unmask 10 DDoS suspects

Fantasy sports outfit looks to hunt down group that bombarded its site A US sports gaming company is asking permission to unmask 10 people it believes were behind a massive DDoS attack on its website earlier this month.… …read more Source:: Register

Uber, Lyft reportedly skimp on background checks – CNET

The companies use a budget background-check service, says. …read more Source:: CNet

Wanted: Robot life coach (no, really)

The unique job is a hint of what’s to come as robots increasingly join us in the human world …read more Source:: ZDNet

Lenovo’s Yoga Book C930 Laptop Swaps the Keyboard For an E Ink Display

Lenovo has launched a laptop with an e-ink display in place of a normal keyboard. An anonymous reader writes: The Yoga Book C930 laptop follows in the footsteps of the Yoga Book A12, the convertible that was all the rage at IFA back in 2016. That device swapped the standard keyboard for a touchscreen, so…

Motorola One and One Power look like iPhone X copycats, but cost much less – CNET

Plus, they run Android One and will get Android 9 Pie soon after their release. …read more Source:: CNet

This Venus flytrap-like robot mouth could help military retrieve drones fast – CNET

It’s designed to make capturing drones of all sizes much easier. …read more Source:: CNet

Startups Ditching Silicon Valley For New Cities

The rising cost of living in Silicon Valley is pushing startups out, the Economist reports, and re-focusing innovation in new cities around the country [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From the story: More Americans are leaving the Valley than moving to it. In 2017 several counties in the area saw their… won’t sell certain items if you live too far away, report says – CNET

The retail giant is telling customers items are out of stock to avoid expensive shipping costs, according to The Wall Street Journal. …read more Source:: CNet

Optimizing Screen Time To Heart Beats

Kids spend too much time in front of a screen these days. They also won’t get off my lawn, and music today is just a bunch of static. They don’t respect their elders, either. While kids today are terrible, we can fix that first problem — sitting in front of a screen all day. For…