Month: January 2021

WWE Royal Rumble 2021: Start time, how to watch, full card and WWE Network – CNET

Edge and Randy Orton kick off the Royal Rumble match, and Goldberg takes on Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship. …read more Source:: CNet

A ‘Severe’ Bug Was Found In Libgcrypt, GnuPG’s Cryptographic Library

Early Friday the principal author of GNU Privacy Guard (the free encryption software) warned that version 1.9.0 of its cryptographic library Libgcrypt, released January 19, had a “severe” security vulnerability and should not be used. A new version 1.9.1, which fixes the flaw, is available for download, Help Net Security reports: He also noted that…

Serial Studio: Easily Visualise And Log Serial Data

Outputting data from a microcontroller over a serial port is convenient and easy, but formatting, visualizing, and analyzing the data can be tedious and frustrating. [Alex Spataru] knows this all too well, having spent too many hours building and debugging custom dashboards. To save himself and others the same frustration in the future, he created…

Super Bowl 2021 ads: Bud Light and Tide commercials lead the pack so far – CNET

Big names like Budweiser and Coke are passing on the usual ads, but plenty of others are getting in on the action. …read more Source:: CNet

Dungeons & Dragons cookbook lets you cook like a wizard, eat like an orc – CNET

Fancy some elven bread? Author Kyle Newman, author of Heroes’ Feast: The Official D&D Cookbook, talks about what inspired him to make fantasy food a reality. …read more Source:: CNet

A 25-Year-Old Bet Comes Due: Has Tech Destroyed Society?

“Twenty five years ago I made a bet in the pages of Wired. It was a bet whether the world would collapse by the year 2020.” So writes the 68-year-old founding executive editor of Wired magazine, Kevin Kelly. He’d made the bet with a “Luddite-loving doomsayer,” according to Wired — author Kirkpatrick Sale. “Sale while…

Corporate Trolls? A Covert, Pro-Huawei Influence Campaign on Social Media

“Huawei, the crown jewel of China’s technology industry, has suffered from a sustained American campaign to keep its equipment from being used in new 5G networks around the world,” reports the New York Times. Now they’ve identified “a covert pro-Huawei influence campaign in Belgium about 5G networks.” [Alternate URL here] It began when trade lawyer…

Harvard’s Avi Loeb more sure than ever we were visited by alien spacecraft – CNET

The renowned scientist made waves claiming the interstellar object Oumuamua might be extraterrestrial. Now he’s doubling down. …read more Source:: CNet

Is Misinformation on Nextdoor Impacting Local Politics?

Was Nextdoor’s impact on the world exemplified by a crucial funding referendum for the Christina School District of Newark, Delaware? Medium’s tech site OneZero reports: As the 2019 referendum approached, I saw Nextdoor posts claiming that the district was squandering money, that its administrators were corrupt, and that it already spent more money per student…

WandaVision release dates: When does episode 5 hit Disney Plus? – CNET

Marvel’s WandaVision is four episodes in on Disney Plus. Here’s the full release schedule for the coming weeks. …read more Source:: CNet