Day: November 7, 2020

EFF Argues RIAA is ‘Abusing DMCA’ to Take Down YouTube-DL

While the RIAA has objected to a tool for downloading online videos, EFF senior activist Elliot Harmon responds with this question. “Who died and put them in charge of YouTube?” He asks the question in a new video “explainer” on the controversy, and argues in a new piece at that the youtube-dl tool “doesn’t…

Kamala Harris makes history: ‘Hear that? That’s the glass ceiling cracking’ – CNET

Veep star Julia-Louis Dreyfus is among many excited by the news, tweeting “‘Madam Vice President’ is no longer a fictional character.” …read more Source:: CNet

How To Improve a Smart Motor? Make It Bigger!

Brushless motors can offer impressive torque-to-size ratios, and when combined with complex drive control and sensor feedback, exciting things become possible that expand the usual ideas of what motors can accomplish. For example, to use a DC motor in a robot leg, one might expect to need a gearbox, a motor driver, plus an encoder…

Home Depot’s early Black Friday sale is on: See all the best deals available now – CNET

Save $650 on an LG smart refrigerator, $100 on a Ryobi six-piece cordless tool combo, and much more. …read more Source:: CNet

A Biden Victory Positions America For a 180-Degree Turn On Climate Change

“Joe Biden, the projected winner of the U.S. presidency, will move to restore dozens of environmental safeguards President Donald Trump abolished,” reports the Washington Post, “and launch the boldest climate change plan of any president in history.” destinyland shares their report: While some of Biden’s most sweeping programs will encounter stiff resistance from Senate Republicans…

More Black Friday deals at Best Buy: Deep discounts on TVs, Echo devices, Beats headphones and more – CNET

Best Buy’s “Wish List Sale” is bringing more early Black Friday deals to shoppers. …read more Source:: CNet

The Aznom Palladium is a weird Ram pickup in disguise – Roadshow

Honestly, it’s not good. …read more Source:: CNet

Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrates Kamala Harris, real-life Madam Vice President – CNET

Tweets the Veep star: “Madam Vice President’ is no longer a fictional character.” …read more Source:: CNet

Election-Related Misinformation on Social Media Still ‘Readily Viewable’ – If It’s In Spanish

NBC reports that social media crackdowns on disinformation have been less consistent if the content isn’t in English. One example? “Facebook and YouTube have taken steps to remove QAnon content in English from their platforms, but experts warn there is still a vast amount in Spanish.” The misleading, false and conspiratorial claims that are circulating…

Biden projected to be the next US President, Microsoft joins rest of world in telling Trump: It looks like… you’re fired

Orange is the new sacked American media, including Fox News, and the international press this morning called the US presidential election for Joe Biden, signalling President Donald Trump’s impending defeat.… …read more Source:: TheRegister