Month: October 2020

Moderna On Track to Report COVID-19 Vaccine Late-Stage Trial Data in November

This week Moderna “said it is on track to report early data from a late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine next month, reports Reuters, “offering the clearest timeline yet for when the world will know whether it is effective.” The company, one of the front-runners in the global race to produce vaccines to protect…

After 3-Year Hiatus, ‘Pyston’ Runtime Returns to Make Python Code Faster

“Development of Pyston, a variant of the Python runtime that uses just-in-time compilation to speed up the execution of Python programs, is back on again,” reports InfoWorld — after a hiatus that began in 2017: Picking up where Dropbox left off, a new development team has released Pyston 2.0. Pyston provides what is ultimately intended…

Using Open Source to Train your Dog

An open-source canine training research tool was just been released by [Walter Arce] and [Jeffrey Stevens] at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln’s Canine Cognition and Human Interaction Lab (C-CHIL). We didn’t realize that dog training research techniques were so high-tech. Operant conditioning, as opposed to Pavlovian, gives a positive reward, in this case dog…

Best pre-Black Friday AirPods deals: AirPods Pro are back to $200 at Amazon, $99 AirPods coming to Walmart on Nov. 4 – CNET

Here are the best prices available now and coming soon for AirPods. …read more Source:: CNet

New Chinese Laptop Appears With 14nm Loongsoon Quad-Core 3A4000 CPU

“BDY electronics, a Chinese laptop manufacturer, has unveiled an all-new 13.3-inch laptop sporting Longsoon’s new Dragon Core 3A4000 quad-core 14nm CPU,” reports Tom’s Hardware: The biggest feature of this laptop is the CPU, featuring Longsoon’s latest 14nm quad-core 3A4000 CPU. Longsoon claims the CPU is 100% faster than the previous generation 3A3000 and is comparable…

Advent calendars 2020: The best food and drink ones we’ve seen so far – CNET

From wine and cheese to beer and pork rinds, these go way beyond chocolate. …read more Source:: CNet

Scientists Discover New Molecule, Possible Basis For Life, on Saturn’s Moon Titan

CNN reports: Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is the only moon in our solar system that has a thick atmosphere. It’s four times denser than Earth’s. And now, scientists have discovered a molecule in it that has never been found in any other atmosphere. The particle is called cyclopropenylidene, or C3H2, and it’s made of carbon…

2021 Triumph Trident makes three cylinders affordable and approachable – Roadshow

With 80 horsepower, a dead-flat torque curve and a friendly curb weight, the Trident could be the most approachable sporty Triumph ever. …read more Source:: CNet

Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix: Where are the real-life players now? – CNET

Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and the rest. The Chicago Seven came together to protest the war in the 1960s. Here’s what happened to the characters in Aaron Sorkin’s film. …read more Source:: CNet

Sean Connery Dies at Age 90. Remembered as ‘The Best of Many’ James Bonds

In 1962 Sean Connery became the first actor to appear in movies as secret agent James Bond, and according to long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 was “The best of the many Bonds, by far.” An anonymous reader writes: Connery influenced the character deeply. The Huffington Post once wrote that James Bond wasn’t Scottish until Sean Connery…